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                              Conway Middle School played for the County Championship in Girl’s basketball on March 14, 2012, to a packed gym of
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                            around 500 fans. They continued their perfect season by beating Glenridge Middle with a score of 40 to 27. Their record for
                            the year was 9 wins and zero losses. This is the first time in Conway’s history that the girl’s basketball team won the county
                            championship. The team is coached by Nikki Burns. According to the players, “there has never been a better coach!”
                            Picture:
                            Standing: Nyra Jolly, Sydney Ritten, Coach Burns, Jacey Reece, Mia Edgar, Sadie Desroches, Jessica Edwards, Meghan Sexton,
                                      Amanda Oliver, Shayla Barrow, Danielle Coqueran, Brittany Smith, Emily Colvin
                            Front row: Kaitlyn Driskell, Jewell Mickelson, Joslyn Slater, Emma Kate Dillard, Kathleen Cairns, Lauren Martin, Caitlyn Yock




                                  Something for everyone to smile about. 



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Conway Community
Council Notes
By Jackie Blake
Chair, Conway Community Council

New District,
New Commissioner                                                                                             CURRY FORD RD.
Orange County has finalized their redistricting plans and for the first time




                                                                                                                CONWAY ROAD
ever, the Conway area has been redistricted to District 3 because of the vast
development in the far east side of the County and Moss Park area. What
this means to you is that we will be voting in a new Commissioner in August
(primary) or November of this year. Our current Commissioner will serve until
that time and then the district lines will change. District 3 now will include
the area from the Beachline on the South to Holden area on the west including
Pine Castle, Edgewood, Lake Jessamine, Skylake to Colonial on the North to
Econolockhatchee on the East.

This will be an important election. Conway has never been without representation                                              OIA
by a Conway resident until now. Our infrastructure is of paramount concern
to our residents. Our property values and the beauty of Conway cannot be
neglected. Please take the time to research those running for this office. There are
six candidates running for District 3. Please take the time to make sure you vote
in this important election.




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Easter presentation by the Choir and                                                               Dover Shores Baptist Church is located at 551 Gaston Foster Road between Lake
                                                                                                   Underhill Road and Curryford Road. For more information contact Rev. Alan D. Kozy
Cast of Dover Shores Baptist Church.                                                               at 407-277-5810 or 407-247-2778. E-mail is acdakozy@gmail.com. The event is free
                                                                                                   and open to the public.
You are invited to this year’s dramatic musical and witness the crucifixion, resurrection,
and ascension of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Performance dates and times are: Good Friday,
                                                                                                   Boone Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
April 6th at 7:00pm and Easter Sunday, April 8th at 10:30am. Doors open 30-minutes                 The Boone High School Hall of Fame will have its induction dinner/ceremony on
prior to service times.                                                                            Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Country Club of Orlando. Reservations need to be sent
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Come early and witness the marketplace and then step inside the sanctuary to hear the              and checks should be made out to Boone Hall of Fame. The deadline for reservations is
Sermon on the Mount being taught to the Disciples.                                                 Friday, May 4. Any questions should be directed to Greg Burden by e-mailing him at
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Those outstanding individuals being inducted into the Thirteenth Class are:
                                                                                       As police officers we have a bond with the citizens we serve. We also serve as the
Jon Balch, James Beckford, John Burden, Mark Casey*, Paul Katauskas, Patsy Mullins     protectors of those who cannot protect themselves; this includes children, the
Mark Rickman, Novella Settles, Rachel Vickers
                                                                                       elderly, and those who have special needs. The Special Olympics provides an
 *deceased
                                                                                       opportunity for those individuals with challenges to rise above their challenges
                                                                                       and show the world what they can do. The connection between police officers
                                                                                       and Special Olympics is a natural. Every year law enforcement officers across the

Edgewood Home of 2012                                                                  country raise money to help defray the costs of sending athletes to the Special
                                                                                       Olympics. In our area the local law enforcement agencies participate in the
                                                                                       Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Enforcement Torch Run                                                                  The Torch Run for Special Olympics has been an event in Orange County for
                                                                                       over twenty (20) years. For the last several years the event has been run within
                                                                                       the City of Edgewood, and it is going to be held in our city again this year. On
                                                                                       April 17, 2012 for about thirty (30) minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. the streets of
                                                                                       Edgewood will be engulfed by law enforcement. Hundreds of officers from all
                                                                                       the police agencies within Orange County will run a 5K event that goes from the
                                                                                       Russell Home on Holden Ave., south on Orange Ave to the Edgewood Municipal
                                                                                       Complex on LaRue, then north on Hansel Ave back to the Russell Home. In
                                                                                       addition to the hundreds of runners there will be officers on motorcycles from
                                                                                       every agency in Orange County controlling traffic. The runners solicit monetary
                                                                                       pledges as a means of raising money and all monies collected go toward Special
                                                                                       Olympics. At the conclusion of the run there will be a cook-out at the Russell
                                                                                       Home. Cops and special needs kids will sit side-by-side on picnic tables and dine
                                                                                       on hot dogs, burgers and all the fixings.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is an international
event in which law enforcement officers from around the world run the globe
                                                                                       Come show your support for Special Olympics. Participate or watch but get
to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. The funds raised support the
                                                                                       involved, it’s good for the soul.
thousands of athletes with mental and physical disabilities who compete in a
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Watering                                                   should be not only changing the clocks inside our
                                                           homes, but also adjusting our irrigation timers as
                                                           well. This is the time of year when our watering
                                                                                                                   a healthy lawn, the majority of homeowners
                                                                                                                   overirrigate or irrigate incorrectly. Too much water is
                                                                                                                   damaging to lawns and is often the underlying cause

Restrictions and                                           restrictions change from the cool weather watering of
                                                           one day per week to two days per week.
                                                                                                                   of lawn failure. Overwatering can cause your lawn
                                                                                                                   to develop a shorter root system, so it will become
                                                                                                                   stressed more easily and unable to access water deep
Your Yard                                                  Homeowners should determine which days to water
                                                           based on their home’s address. Homes with odd-
                                                                                                                   in the soil. Too much water can also encourage
                                                                                                                   weeds to take hold in your lawn, and in particular
                                                           numbered street addresses can water on Wednesdays       you may notice the round leaves of dollarweed or the
                                                           and Saturdays, while homes with even-numbered           grass-like sedges to become prevalent.
                                                           street addresses may water on Thursdays and
                                                           Sundays. Regardless of which days you water,            Simple steps to conserve our important natural
                                                           homeowners are prohibited from watering between         resource will keep water from being used faster than
                                                           10 am and 4 pm, to limit the loss of water due to       it can be replenished. Taking time to examine your
                                                           evaporation.                                            irrigation system now will save you time and money
                                                                                                                   this summer. Both your wallet and your lawn will
                                                           This is also a good time of year to examine your        thank you!
                                                           irrigation system and look for any broken lines,
                                                           clogged sprinkler heads, or poor coverage. Turn
                                                           on your system and walk around your home.
                                                           Indicators of needed maintenance include water
                                                           being sprayed on driveways and sidewalks, plants
Keri Leymaster is the Residential Horticulture Agent for   that may be obstructing the stream of water, and
the Orange County Extension UF/IFAS. She can be            even “geysers” from broken lines that you may not
reached at kleymaster@ufl.edu with any questions           see if your system runs before dawn. Some of these
                                                           problems you may want to tackle yourself, others
                                                           might be more comfortable calling in an irrigation
As temperatures begin to increase, so do the water         professional.
needs of our lawns and landscapes. The change in
daylight savings time is a reminder to us all that we      Although water is important in maintaining




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Always Wear Your Seatbelt                                                      seatbelt, however subsequent investigation has revealed that Laura was in

Foundation                                                                     fact belted at the onset of the accident. We believe that had Laura’s seatbelt
                                                                               remained in place it would have saved her life and that in most instances
                                                                               seat belts do save lives.
Our mission is to save lives through raising awareness and instilling
accountability to ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT in loving memory                    A passionate message has been born out of Laura and Eddie’s story, two
of Laura Grant and Eddie Culberhouse                                            amazing young people who’s lives and love have touched so many. The
                                                                                Always Wear Your Seatbelt (AWYS) Foundation was founded by their
That they died at 17 and 19 years old is a tragedy beyond words. That           mothers in loving memory of the two incredible teens who seemed to
their passion, promise and strength, so filled with their high spirits, courage know that they would be together forever.
and humor lives on to save and inspire lives is nothing short of a miracle.
It is difficult to remember all the statistics. It is easy to remember Laura    The mission of the Foundation is to save lives through raising awareness
Grant and Eddie Culberhouse.                                                    and instilling accountability to ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT if
                                                                               not for yourself, for Laura and Eddie. Our goal is to bring this message to
5,000 teens die annually in automobile related accidents. It is the number     teens in such a way that they will NEVER forget to buckle up.
one cause of death among this age group. A major factor in this statistic is
that only 38% of teens wear their seat belts. Not wearing a seatbelt during    Due to the impact these two young individuals have had in the Central
an accident makes you 30 times more likely to be ejected from the vehicle.     Florida Community, the Foundation has established four educational
These statistics became our reality on Sunday, February 6, 2011 when six       scholarships for graduating seniors. Two scholarships are awarded at
of our beloved teenagers were on their way to New Smyrna Beach. A tragic       William R. Boone High School where Eddie graduated in 2009 and where
automobile accident took the lives of 17 year old Laura Grant and her 19       Laura was to graduate in June 2011 and two scholarships are awarded at
year old boyfriend, Eddie Culberhouse. The accident severely injured two       Cornerstone Charter Academy, where Laura’s sister attends. Tax deductible
of the other teens and left two more suffering with minor injuries.            donations may be made to the Always Wear Your Seat Foundation at Old
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Shenandoah Elementary                                                                      Ms. Hoover’s Art Class


Lexi Tehrani 2011-2012 Disney Dreamer and Doer




Congratulations to Shenandoah’s 2011-2012 Disney Dreamer and Doer, Lexi Tehrani.
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she could do. They alerted her to their need for winter coats. Instantly, Lexi started a   made snowman jars, bobcat medallions, animal soap dishes and will construct a gnome
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teens who embrace the challenge of learning new skills. Fourteen year-old Michael had
a blast at camp last year. He also attended a course on clowning and says, “This is what I
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There will be two circus camps this summer; one for beginners and one for more advanced
campers. Both will be in the gym of Vietnamese Alliance Church at the corner of Bumby
and Lake Margaret Avenues. Circus camps for beginners will also be offered at The Christ
School downtown. Each camp will conclude with a presentation where campers show off
their newly-acquired skills to family and friends.

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                                                                                    Mural Dedicated at
                                                                                    Pine Castle Women’s
                                                                                    Club
                                                                                    A Ribbon Cutting ceremony and ice cream
                                                                                    social was held on Sunday, March 17th at the
                                                                                    Pine Castle Woman’s Club at the corner of
                                                                                    South Orange Avenue and Oak Ridge Road.
                                                                                    to introduce the completed mural.

                                                                                    The mural was painted by Shirley Cannon
                                                                                    and Chad Rogers. Shirley is president of
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                                                                                    preservation for 50 years. Chad grew up in
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                                                                                    Pine Castle’s pioneer families.

                                                                                    Pictured from the left to right: Ray Bagshaw,
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                                                       of 2008 the congregation has been meeting at 4300         Everyone is warmly welcomed to share in the
New Transition                                         Lake Margaret Road. As of this March, CPC has             joy of the Easter message at our upcoming Easter
                                                       moved to Shenandoah Elementary School at 4827             services and events on April 8, or just stop by The
for Community                                          South Conway Road. The Sunday services are
                                                       being held at 10:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
                                                                                                                 Abbey sometime soon to say hello!

                                                       Pastor Don Bailey speaks enthusiastically about
Presbyterian Church                                    this new location and the opportunity to meet fresh
                                                                                                                 Alternate Crossing
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Conway Community Presbyterian Church
(Presbyterian Church in America) launched its first
worship service nearly eight years ago in Lake
                                                       The third change will be highly visible soon -- a
                                                       new office location at 3183 South Conway Road.
                                                                                                                 Guards Needed
George Elementary School -- the same weekend as        The new headquarters operates out of a frame home
the arrival of hurricane Charlie in August of 2004.                                                              These are “as needed positions” to fill in when
                                                       built in 1920, when Conway Road was a dirt road,
The congregation quickly got the message that they                                                               regular crossing guards are not available. Contact
                                                       and orange groves filled the horizon. The office
were not in control of the world, and that the winds                                                             Margo Murphy, Belle Isle Police Dept. at 407-240-
                                                       will be called “The Abbey” to reflect not a hidden
of change could blow as God desired! Those winds                                                                 2473.
                                                       monastic retreat, but rather an active “hub” in a
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represent exciting new transitions rather than         body. This reflects more accurately the abbeys
hurricane gusts.                                       of the early Medieval period of Ireland, when the                   I BUY UNWANTED
                                                       abbeys served the needs of the stranger, welcoming
One transition is a simple change of name to           all who came into the community of compassion                         CELL PHONES
Community Presbyterian Church (CPC). Conway            and light. You can read more of this vision in the                                        &
is still the heartbeat of CPC. But the vision has      facebook page tied to the church website at www.
always been wider, and in fact members and             conwaycommpca.com. The church also plans to                 ORIGINAL X BOX GAME
attendees live all over central and south Orange       beautify this historic property and host periodic
County. Moreover, some members are involved            events.
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Boone Senior Follows In                                                                    UCF Library Exhibits Walter
                                                                                           Gaudnek’s “Rolling Art”
Footsteps Of Sister                                                                        Orlando, Florida - The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries will host a month-
                                                                                           long exhibit of the works of internationally known artist, Dr. Walter Gaudnek, April 1-30,
                                                                                           2012, in the main campus library in Orlando. The exhibit, “Rolling Art: From 4 Wheels
                                                                                           to No Wheels,” will include pieces from the artist’s personal collection (on the main floor
                                                                                           of the library) as well as a sampling of the collected works from the UCF Libraries’ Special
                                                                                           Collections (on the fifth floor).

                                                                                           An opening reception will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 2, 2012, Room 223 of the library.
                                                                                           In addition, there will be two special lectures by Gaudnek: “Painting & Music,” 9:00
                                                                                           a.m. and “Theater & Painting,” 11:00 a.m.; both in Room 223. The exhibit, lectures, and
                                                                                           reception are open to the public.

                                                                                           Born in Czechoslovakia in 1931, Gaudnek is a self-proclaimed “rebel artist.” Known for
                                                                                           his blending of bold colors with philosophy, labyrinth installations, and personal mixtures
                                                                                           of performance and art, Gaudnek has influenced generations with his stark look at world
      Kat Gavern            Coach Meredith Headings          Laura Gavern
                                                                                           issues through these mediums. Gaudnek continues his work today both as an artist and
                                                                                           Professor of Painting with UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design. Gaudnek’s work is
Boone senior Laura Gavern (shortstop/pitcher) signed her letter of intent to play
                                                                                           featured in permanent collections around the world, including the Gaudnek Studio in
softball for State College of Florida-Manatee on January 21, 2012. She was SCF’s
                                                                                           Altomünster, Germany (now the Gaudnek Museum) and at the UCF library.[1] World
first commitment for the 2012 class. Laura comes to SCF in the footsteps of her
                                                                                           events such as the 1972 Olympic Games, the Holocaust, and the September 11th attacks
sister, former Lady Braves 3rd baseman and current Manatee Kat Gavern. Kat
                                                                                           are featured in the UCF collection through his work both as a commissioned artist who
is currently the starting right fielder and lead off batter for the Manatee’s with
                                                                                           is witness to the event (Munich Games) and as an artist expressing his deep emotions for
an on base percentage of .462. Both Laura and Kat played softball at Conway
                                                                                           human tragedy.
Little League and Orlando Pony. They played for separate travel teams in the
central Florida area because of the two year difference in age, but were able to           For more information about the exhibit and reception, call UCF Libraries Associate
play together at Boone for Kat’s junior and senior years. SCF’s Coach Meredith             Director for Public Services Meg Scharf at 407-823-2564. The address for the library is
Headings was extremely excited to sign Laura for her diverse ability to field, pitch       4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Building 2, Orlando, Florida 32816-2666.
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Financial Focus                                                                                  SORA Provides Training
                                                                                                 Assistance to Amputee
                                                                                                 Rowers



                George Stefanou, AAMS®
                Financial Advisor w/ Edward Jones
                3700 S Conway Rd Ste 112
                (407) 249-8307


Early IRA Funding Can Pay Off Over Time
You’ve got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for
the 2011 tax year. That’s not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you
haven’t completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And
                                                                                                                    Rob Jones (USMC, ret) and Oksana Masters
once you’ve “maxed out” on your IRA for last year, why not get a jump on 2012?
                                                                                                 The past few months have been very busy for the South Orlando Rowing Association
Actually, you could have started contributing to your 2012 IRA as early as Jan. 2. In fact,
if you can get into the habit of fully funding your IRA each January, you’ll give your           (SORA) and their rowers. For the past 2.5 months, Sgt. Rob Jones (USMC, ret) and
money 15 extra months of growth potential, as opposed to waiting until mid-April of the          Oksana Masters have been training at Moss Park to earn the honor of representing the
following year. If you factor in all the years you’ll be contributing to your IRA before you     USA in the Trunk and Arms 2x (2-person scull) at the London Paralympic Games.
retire, those extra months of growth opportunities, repeated over decades, could end up          Both athletes are bilateral, above the knee, amputees. Sgt Jones was wounded in July
providing you with a fair amount of extra cash when you start tapping into your IRA at           2010 from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on patrol in Afghanistan.
retirement.                                                                                      Oksana Masters was adopted at the age of seven from Ukraine and her amputations are
                                                                                                 due to birth defects from radiation poisoning in utero.
Of course, you may not find it all that easy to come up with the full IRA contribution
amount at one time. (In 2012, you can put up to $5,000 into a Roth or traditional IRA,           Sgt. Jones and Oksana Masters have been rowing eight times per week on the water and
or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older.) But if you look at your entire financial picture, you may      working out three times per week in the gym. SORA coaches and members have been
be able to think of some resources. Here are a few suggestions:
                                                                                                 volunteering their time and expertise to make their Paralympic dreams come true.
                                                                                                 Rob and Oksana have raced at the Sarasota Invitational and OARS Masters regatta
Put your tax refund to work. In 2011, the average tax refund was about $3,000, according
to the IRS. If you received that amount in 2012, and you applied it toward your IRA, you         racing able-bodied competitors.
would already have met half the contribution limit (if you are 50 or older) or more than
half (if you’re younger than 50).                                                                Supporters can follow their progress on www.SORAcrew.com through US Paralympic
                                                                                                 trials (NJ, March 30th), World Championships (Serbia, May 4th) and the Paralympic
Take advantage of interest payments or dividends. If you own income-producing                    Games (London, September 7).
investments, you may find that they can help you fund your IRA early. For example, if
you own dividend-paying stocks, and you don’t typically reinvest the dividends, consider         In addition to training and hosting Sgt. Jones and Oksana Masters, SORA rowers have
putting some of these funds into your IRA. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce         been very busy training and racing in various programs.
or discontinue dividends at any time). And you can do the same thing with any interest
payments you receive from bonds. Put other “windfalls” into your IRA. If you receive a           Youth Rowers representing multiple schools from throughout Central Florida (including
windfall, such as a bonus from your employer or a gift of cash, think about putting it into
                                                                                                 the home school network) have earned medals during the spring racing season in the
your IRA.
                                                                                                 Novice Regatta (Orlando), Stanton Invitational (Jacksonville), OARS Invitational
If none of these options present themselves, and you can’t afford to write out a big check       (Orlando) and John Hunter Regatta (Gainesville, GA)
to fund your IRA very early in the year, do the best you can to reach the contribution
limit as soon as possible. To make this happen, consider setting up a monthly automatic          SORA middle School Rowers proudly earned first place and third place at the OARS
transfer from your checking or savings account into your IRA. Even if you were to divide         Invitational (Orlando).
these transfers into 15 equal payments totaling $5,000 (or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older),
you would still be funding your IRA more quickly than if you would have scrambled to             SORA adult rowers had their debut spring race at the OARS masters regatta (Orlando)
contribute in the last few months before the tax filing deadline.                                before being rained out. They will be racing again at the Florida Masters regatta
                                                                                                 (Orlando) on May 5th.
No matter when you do it, fully funding your IRA is a great way to help build resources          For more information on South Orlando Rowing Association and it’s programs,
for retirement. But the earlier, the better — so do whatever you can to beat that tax            including summer rowing, visit www.SORAcrew.com or find them on facebook: SORA
deadline each year.
                                                                                                 crew.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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What’s Selling...                                                            selling and at what price.

                                                                             This month we will take a look at home sales in the Southern Oaks
Southern Oaks                                                                neighborhood. All information is based on property statistics found in
                                                                             the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service approximately two
                                                                             weeks prior to publication. This report is based on the previous 3 month’s
                                                                             activity. Homes sales that were not reported through the MLS will not be
                                                                             included.

                                                                             There are currently six homes shown as available in the Orlando Regional
                                                                             Multiple Listing Service. They range in price from $289,500 for a four
                                                                             bedroom, two bath home with 2,693 square feet to $599,900 for a four
                                                                             bedroom, three bath, pool home with just over 3,900 square feet of living
                                                                             space. The average list price of these six homes is $431,550 and they have
                                                                             an average of 3,165 square feet of living space.

                                                                             There are currently three homes shown as contract pending in the Orlando
                                                                             Regional Multiple Listing Service. They range in price from $326,900 to
                                                                             424,900. The first is a four bedroom, two bath home with almost 2,000
                                                                             square feet. It is listed as a short sale. The later is a five bedroom, three
                Eva Newshutz, GRI, Broker                                    bath, pool home with 3,256 square feet of living space. The average list
                Orlando Real Estate Group                                    price of these homes is $366,933 and they have an average of 3,056 square
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Do you know what is happening to the value of your home and the homes        One home has sold in the 90 days. It is a five bedroom, two bath, home
around yours? This series of articles is designed to help you keep up with   with 3,424 square feet of living space. It was listed as a short sale and sold
real estate values in your community. In each article I will focus on a      for $350,000. This home was on the market for 262 days prior to selling.
particular area or neighborhood and let you know what homes have been
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Kiwanis Korner
         Kiwanis Club of South Orlando
                                                                                                       South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Rd., Orlando, FL 32806.

                                                                                                       If interested in placing an ad in the tournament program or becoming a hole-sponsor, contact Ken
                                                                                                       Carlson at 407 412-7511, Sid Tally at 407 721-8707, or Mark Harris at 407 467-3625. Business
         www.southorlandokiwanis.com                                                                   card ads are available for $25, a ¼ page ad runs $50, ½ page ads cost $100, and a full-page ad is
                                                                                                       $200.

KEN CARLSON CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SET FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20
                                                                                                       CLUBHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
The name of the Annual South Orlando Golf Tournament has been changed to the Ken Carlson
Charity Golf Tournament. The name was changed to honor the 29 years Ken has faithfully                 The Kiwanis Club of South Orlando clubhouse is available for wedding receptions, birthdays and
organized the annual tournament. South Orlando was the first club in Division 10 to host a             other special occasions. For details contact Ben Musick, at 407 896-3511, or Louanne Fussell at
golf tournament and now there are many clubs who use golf tournaments as fundraisers.                  407 832-1779.

Ventura Country Club is again the site of the annual event. The entry fee is $80 per player, which     WHAT IS KIWANIS?
includes green & cart fee, gift bag, fun prizes, and a box lunch. Player registration opens at 11:00
a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The format is a 4-person scramble. The tournament is open       Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one
to all playing levels. Your can submit your own four-some or sign up as a single, 2-some or 3-some     community at a time. Visitors are welcome to attend the weekly meeting of the club at 1940
and be matched up to other friendly golfers to create a fun four-some. Look for the registration in    Conway Gardens Rd. The meetings are held every Wednesday at noon.
another part of the Conway News. Also check the club’s website at www.southorlandokiwanis.com
or check us out on Facebook

FUN GOLF CONTEST & PRIZES!                                                                                                                     Golf
Any HOLE-IN-ONE on hole #11 wins a brand new 2012 Buick automobile. There are five other
great HOLE-IN-ONE prizes. Two Grip It ‘N Rip It contest—WIN a prize for the Longest Drive
OR Closest to the Pin. There are Beat the Pro and Putting Contests. As at most Kiwanis events
                                                                                                                 Registration Form
there is a 50/50 cash RAFFLE.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE AND/OR HELP
                                                                                                                      can be found on
You can of course participate in the tournament by completing the registration found in this issue
of the Conway News. Enter as either a single, 2-some, 3-some, or foursome. Then, mail the
                                                                                                                                     page 25!
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VisionWalk                                                       bounce house, refreshments, entertainment, and more.
                                                                 Dogs and strollers are welcome on the 3.1 mile walk
                                                                 course. ESPN College GameDay Commentator Lee Corso
                                                                                                                               bounce house, refreshments, entertainment, and more.
                                                                                                                               To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit www.
                                                                                                                               FightBlindness.org/OrlandoVisionwalk.
                                                                 and former Orange County Public Schools Superintendant
7th Annual Orlando 5K VisionWalk Aims to Raise
                                                                 Jim Schott will serve as Walk Chairs. Inspiring Schott        CONTACT:     Nancy Woodfill, Events Manager, 954-
$140K for Blindness Research
                                                                 to help launch the first-ever VisionWalk in 2006, his         308-5555, NWoodfill@FightBlindness.org
ESPN’s Lee Corso and Former Orange County Public
                                                                 daughter is affected with Usher syndrome, a retinal disease
Schools Superintendant Jim Schott Co-Chair Walk
                                                                 that robs both vision and hearing. Sponsors include The
Orlando, FL – To fund cutting-edge research for the more
                                                                 Chatlos Foundation, Inc., Jim and Ginny Schott, and Sun
                                                                 Ray Homes, Inc. Since the VisionWalk program started in
                                                                                                                               Conway
                                                                                                                               Community
than 10 million Americans affected with blinding retinal
                                                                 2006, tens of thousands have participated in events across
degenerative diseases, the Foundation Fighting Blindness
                                                                 the country to raise more than $20 million for blindness
will host its 7th Annual Orlando VisionWalk on Sunday,
                                                                 research.
May 6, at Cypress Grove Park. The 5K walkathon aims
to raise $140K for research that will lead to preventions,
treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases,
                                                                 Events Calendar Information
                                                                                                                               Meeting
                                                                 WHAT:          Orlando VisionWalk, Benefitting the
including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration,                                                                     Commissioner Jennifer Thompson is hosting a community
                                                                                Foundation Fighting Blindness
Usher syndrome, and Stargardt disease. These sight-stealing                                                                    meeting Wednesday, April 25th from 6:30-8:00pm at
diseases affect people of all races and ethnicities, young and                                                                 the Orange County Extension Education Center located
                                                                 WHEN:           Sunday, May 6, 2012
old.                                                                                                                           on 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812 to learn
                                                                                 Registration: 8 a.m. | Walk Starts: 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                               how Orange County is serving you and your community.
“It’s incredibly difficult to watch our grandsons grow                                                                         Representatives from Orange County Fire Rescue, Public
                                                                 WHERE:          Cypress Grove Park
up blind due to a retinal disease called Leber congenital                                                                      Works, Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Community and
                                                                                 290 Holden Avenue, Orlando, FL 32839
amaurosis (LCA),” says VisionWalker, Maryann Friedrich,                                                                        Environmental Services, Neighborhood Revitalization
of Leesburg, FL. “I’m hopeful because the Foundation                                                                           and the Orange County Sherriff’s Office will give a brief
                                                                 DETAILS:          Join hundreds in the fight against
Fighting Blindness is funding many avenues of promising                                                                        overview and discuss the services provided over the last
                                                                 blindness at the Orlando VisionWalk, the national
research, like breakthrough gene therapy clinical trials                                                                       year to the residents and businesses throughout the
                                                                 signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting
that have restored vision in children and young adults                                                                         Conway area.
                                                                 Blindness. Since 2006, the program has raised over $20
previously blind from a rare retinal disease. VisionWalk
                                                                 million to fund sight-saving research for retinal diseases
is an opportunity to take action in support of advancing                                                                       Visit www.ocfl.net to learn about what Orange County
                                                                 including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration,
research and moving one step closer to a cure.”                                                                                Government has to offer for neighborhood associations. If
                                                                 and Usher syndrome, which collectively affect more
 Hundreds of walkers, many of whom are visually                                                                                you have any questions or concerns regarding the Conway
                                                                 than 10 million Americans. People are invited to form
impaired, are expected at the free, family-friendly                                                                            Community Meeting please contact Jason.Russo@ocfl.net,
                                                                 teams or walk independently at the free, family-friendly
VisionWalk, which also includes children’s activities, a                                                                       or call (407)836-5881.
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Conway Community Clean-Up                                       vary according to the subject matter. Books that contain          Story by Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg: After
The Orange County Neighborhood Preservation and                 elements of humor, adventure, mystery, danger and lessons         finishing their junior year abroad, Casey and Steven
Revitalization Division (NPRD) works hard to ensure that        that can be applied to their own daily lives are possibilities.   discovered they had similar post-graduation goals: to travel
Orange County neighborhoods are looking their best. Each        Because there are so many books on any given topic, there         outside the U.S., have a creative outlet and be together.
spring NPRD helps communities plan and implement                is most certainly a non-fiction book for any boy. The             They taught English in China and then travelled on to
Saturday clean-ups throughout Orange County. A District         notable non-fiction books listed below are included because       Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Mali. There are descriptions
4 Conway Community Clean-Up will be held on May 5th             of their special appeal to adolescent boys:                       of their brushes with the police, illness and hostile citizens.
from 8:00am-11:00am! Fellowship Orlando and Conway              The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin:                  Casey’s upbeat writing and the drawings by Steven
Cares are jointly hosting this event. All volunteers will be    Many people are familiar with Benedict Arnold, the man            Weinberg make for a very interesting travelogue for young
provided with a light breakfast, t-shirt, gloves, and trash     who betrayed a young America to the British. However,             people.
bags. I encourage you to come out and help spruce up our        many do not know the story behind the man or his                  No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death
streets. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow residents   motivation. This is a highly readable biography for history       Row by Susan Kuklin: The author goes into American
and get involved in your community.                             fans and others.                                                  prisons and interviews inmates who were sentenced to
                                                                Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and                       death as teenagers. In uncensored language, they talk about
If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Jason.      Marina Budhos: Initiated by the authors’ own historical           their lives in prison and share their thoughts and feelings
Russo@ocfl.net, or call (407)836-5881 for additional            connections to sugar cane, this book traces the growth            about how they ended up in prison.
details.                                                        of the trade beginning 10,000 years ago to present day.           Go! The Whole World of Transportation edited by
                                                                The growth of slavery, directly connected to the growing          Samone Bos: This book really is the whole world of
                                                                sugar trade, is traced along with the development of sugar        transportation! There is information, photos and graphics

What to Read                                                    plantations in the Caribbean and Hawaii.
                                                                Can I See Your ID? by Chris Barton and Paul Hoppe:
                                                                In a series of ten vignettes, introduced by a graphic novel
                                                                                                                                  on all types of transportation ranging from the Aquada
                                                                                                                                  to the London Underground to mountain biking and
                                                                                                                                  motorcycles to airplanes and helicopters.
Frances Kujda Giessuebel                                        panel, the authors delve into the identities of people who,       The Manga Guide to Physics by Hideo Nitta: Megumi
Library Media Specialist                                        for various reasons, performed elaborate masquerades. At          is an outstanding athlete but she can’t concentrate on her
Boone High School                                               the end of each chapter the author fills the reader in on         tennis matches because she’s worried about her mistakes on
(407)893-7200 x6017267                                          details that happened after the masquerade.                       the big physics test! Lucky for Megumi because her friend
                                                                How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully                   Ryota uses real-world examples to help her understand
Non-fiction Fun                                                 Famous by Georgia Bragg: The lives of the awfully                 classical mechanics. Lucky for readers because they will
Do you know which king’s body exploded in his coffin?           famous are covered, but their deaths are covered in detail.       master concepts like momentum and impulse and the
Parents, if you have a teenage boy who has never liked to       Little known facts pepper the description of their deaths;        relationship between force, mass and acceleration.
read or has lost interest in reading this might be the time     for example, did you know that Darwin vomited almost 4
to introduce your son to non-fiction. Why do many boys          million times in his life? Or that Einstein’s brain spent years   Oh, and by the way…the king’s body that exploded in his
prefer non-fiction to fiction? Often, non-fiction books         in a pathologist’s basement housed in a beer cooler?              coffin? It was King Henry VIII.
will present information in chunks and reading levels will      To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True




                                      A PCA Church
            Come join us as we celebrate Easter
          Festivities beginning April 8 at 9:00 am
                       Continental Breakfast • Easter Egg Hunt
                              Magic Show for the Kids

                 Sunday Services start at 10:30 am
                 Meeting at Shenandoah Elementary
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Savant Tony DeBlois                                                          Sponsored, VSAarts Itzhak Perlman Award (1992).

                                                                             As Tony’s “Let me do it independently” attitude inspires the many people
in concert at Blessed Trinity                                                who meet him, his talents are being noticed internationally, hence his
                                                                             returning concerts to Singapore, Taiwan and Ireland. Stories about him

Catholic Church                                                              have been broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR), Voice of America
                                                                             Radio and Talk America. Spots about him have aired in documentaries in
                                                                             Rome, London, Japan and Australia. Tony is the inspiration for the book
                                                                             “Fred’s Prayer Machine” (Ambassador Books 5/02) and is featured with
                                                                             a chapter about him in Darold Treffert’s new book “Islands of Genius”
                                                                             (Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2010).

                                                                             All this fame has not daunted Tony’s excitement about learning. His
                                                                             studies at Perkins School for the Blind earned him a Certificate of
                                                                             Achievement but, his hard work at Berklee College of Music paid off;
                                                                             he graduated magna cum laude on Mother’s Day 1996.

                                                                             When not on tour, Tony enjoy’s singing with St. Mary’s Choir, the 1st
                                                                             Congregational Church’s vocal and handbell choir’s, playing trumpet in
                                                                             Randolph Community Band, attending Knights of Columbus (4th degree)
                                                                             and spending time with his friends. Besides piano, Tony enjoys playing
                                                                             the organ, harmonica, guitar, harpsichord, English handbells, violin,
                                                                             banjo, drums, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele, mandolin flute and trumpet.
                                                                             When not playing musical instruments Tony enjoys swimming, exercise
                                                                             equipment, the computer, Mystery Tours and ballroom dancing. For
                                                                             Tony, there are no “roadblocks” but mere obstacles to be cast aside or
On April 18 and 20, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church will present musical     skirted. His favorite phrase seems to be,” I haven’t learned that yet.”
savant Tony DeBlois in two concerts: A special youth concert at 6:30 pm
on Wednesday April 18 and the main concert at 7 pm Friday April 20.          This will be Tony’s first appearance in Florid since 1997. Tickets are free
                                                                             to youth 18 and under with adult supervision at a special youth concert
Born weighing 1 lb.. 3/4 oz. was only the first obstacle that Tony DeBlois   on Wednesday April 18, and $10 for adults who accompany the youth.
had to overcome. The 38-year-old pianist from Randolph, MA is blind,         Tickets for the Friday April 20 concert are all general seating, $20 for
autistic and has Savant Syndrome. He has been playing the piano since        center, $10 for side. Oreer at blessedtrinityorlando.org. Seating is limited.
age two. He was the subject of the 1997 CBS made for TV, Movie of the
week “Journey of the Heart” which was inspired by actual events in Tony’s
life. Additionally, he has appeared on 2 Catholic Global Showcase Specials
(2001), The Learning Channel’s “Uncommon Genius”, Strange Science
“Unusual People”, and “Understanding the Mysteries of Memory.”

He is the recipient of numerous awards, among them are Boston Celtics
“Hero Among Us”(2003), Chou, Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational
Foundations Global “Love of Life Award”(2002), the Faith and Family
Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award 2000, the coveted Reynolds
Society Achievement Award (1996), the Foundation for Exceptional
Children’s prestigious “Yes, I can” Award for 1993 and the Panasonic
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Entertainment                                                Voices of Valencia Concert
                                                                                                                          Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
                                                                                                                          Cost: Free

On the Cheap                                                 April 5, 2012, 7:30pm
                                                             Location: Valencia East Campus                               STEAM: UCF ART GALLERY EXHIBITION
Students provide entertainment opportunities not found
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Saturday, April 7, 2012
anywhere else. Support their efforts and perhaps
                                                             If you have any questions, call the Box Office at 407-582-   Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6 p.m. –
discover budding new stars.
                                                             2900                                                         8 p.m. at the UCF Art Gallery
                                                                                                                          Location: Visual Arts Building, Art Gallery (140A)
                                                             Visions and Voices Guest - James Fenton, Poet                Cost: Free
                                                             April 5, 2012 - 1:00 p.m. Reading, 2:00 p.m. Book Signing
                                                             Valencia’s Winter Park Campus                                UCF Percussion Ensemble Concert
                                                             Cost: Admission is free to the public                        Friday, April 6, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm
                                                                                                                          Campus Location: Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)
                                                             Spring Choral Concert                                        Cost: Free
                                                             April 10, 2012, 7:30pm
                                                             Location: East Campus, Performing Arts Center                HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   Saturday, April 7, 2012; 3:00pm - 11:00pm
                                                                                                                          Location: Off-Campus - UCF Center for Emerging Media,
                                                             Student-Directed Short Plays                                 Art Gallery
Boone High School Events                                     April 11 & 18, 2012, 1:00pm                                  Cost: Free
                                                             Location: East Campus, Black Box Theater                     Hypnotic Suggestion is a Film/Media exhibition featuring
“Once Upon a Mattress”
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   work by past and present University of Central Florida
April 12th and 13th at 7pm
                                                                                                                          students.
April 14th at 2pm and 7pm
                                                             House Band Concert
Location: Boone High School Auditorium
                                                             April 12, 2012, 7:30pm                                       FACULTY RECITAL: Dr. Jeremy Hunt, Tenor
Cost: $10 General Admission, $20 Preferred VIP seating,
                                                             Location: East Campus, Performing Arts Center                Saturday, April 7, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:00pm
children under 5 are free. Saturday 2pm Special discount
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
show $8 for students and senior citizens.
                                                                                                                          Cost: Free
                                                             Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Wind Symphony Concerto Concert
                                                             Opening Date: April 13, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm                    UCF Jazz Chamber Group Concert
April 24th, 7:00pm
                                                             The Exhibition runs until May 18th. Gallery hours are        Tuesday, April 10, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm
                                                             8:30am-4:30pm.                                               Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
Jazz Under the Starz
                                                             Location: East Campus, Anita S. Wooten Gallery               Cost: Free and Open to the Public
April 30th, 7:00pm
                                                             Cost: Free
                                                                                                                          Horn Section Masterclass: Tower Of Power
Chorus Variety Show
                                                             Spring Opera Workshop                                        Wednesday, April 11, 2012; 11:00am - 12:30pm
May 4th, 7:00pm, May 5th, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
                                                             April 20 & 21, 2012, 7:30pm                                  Campus Location: Performing Arts Center - Theatre,
Location: Boone High School Auditorium
                                                             Location: East Campus, Performing Arts Center                Acting/Dance Studio 1(107)
Cost: $5
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   Cost: Free


                                                                                                                          Spring One-Act Festival
Valencia Community College Events                            University of Central Florida Events                         April 12-14, 8pm, April 15, 2:00pm
                                                                                                                          This event features student-produced One-Act festivals.
Spring Symphonic/Jazz Band Concert
                                                             Sigma Alpha Iota Recital                                     Seating is first come, first served.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 7:30pm
                                                             Sunday, April 1, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:00pm                       Call (407) 823-1500 for more information
Location: Valencia East Campus, Performing Arts Center
                                                             Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
Cost: Free
                                                             Cost: Free                                                   The Guitar Series At UCF - Jaime Marquez, Classical
                                                                                                                          Guitar
World Premiere of Florida Playwright
                                                             Jazz Ensemble II Concert                                     Thursday, April 12, 2012; 8:00pm - 10:00pm
April 3-7, 2012, 7:30pm
                                                             Tuesday, April 3, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm                      Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
Location: Valencia East Campus, Black Box Theater
                                                             Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)            Cost: Free
Winner of the Valencia’s 21st Annual Florida Playwright
                                                             Cost: Free
Competition presents their work. For tickets, please call
                                                                                                                          Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)
the Box Office at 407-582-2900. Single Tickets: $10 for
                                                             Guitar Night: UCF Classical Guitar Studio Concert            Cost: Free
General Admission, $8 for Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
                                                             Thursday, April 5, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm
and Seniors
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Park News                                  Camp Scooter Summer Camp
                                           June 11th-August 10th
                                                                                            morning lessons, 5:00pm for evening lessons
                                                                                            Session II: May 1-May24, Tuesdays and
                                           Registration Lottery: March 26-April 6,          Thursdays
Barber Park (407)254-6860                  Lottery pull date: April 9th                     Registration: April 27th, 11:00am for morning
                                           First come, first serve- April 16th until full   lessons, 5:00pm for evening lessons
Flag Football                                                                               Cost: $25.00
Begins April 7th                           Fun Club (for Home-Schooled students K-5th
Cost: $40                                  grade)                                           Tumblers Gymnastics Program
Call for registration information          Session VIII: April 3-24, $20                    Ages 3-5 - Monday 6-6:30pm, $50/month
                                           Session IX: May 1-22, $20                        Ages 5-8 – Monday or Tuesday 6:30 – 7:15pm,
Dover Shores Community Center (407)246-    Classes every Tuesday 9:00-11:30am               $55/month
4451                                                                                        Ages 8-12 – Tuesday 7:15 – 8:00pm, $55/
                                           Middle School Mania                              month
Alicia’s Zumba Class                       April 13, 7-10pm
Morning Classes – M, W, F 9:30-10:30am     Registration: April 9                            Water Aerobics Classes
$5/class or $40/10 classes                 Cost: $6                                         Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Evening Classes – M, T, Th 6:30-7:30pm                                                      10:00-11:00am
$6/class or $40/10 classes                 Mommy & Me (ages 2-4)                            Cost: $2.00
                                           Session IV: April 2 – May 21
Dance Classes                              Registration: March 20, 8:00am                   Wadeview Community Center (407)246-4479
Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm                   Classes every Monday 10:00-11:30am
Cost: $35/session (4 weeks)                Cost: $24                                        Aerobics Exercise Class – for all ages
                                                                                            Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Golf Lessons                               Parents Night Out                                Cost $25/month
Thursday 3:30-4:30pm                       April 27, 7-10pm
Cost: $60/session (4 weeks)                Registration – April 23                          Bingo (Seniors)
                                           K-5th grade                                      Monday and Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Karate Classes                             Cost $6                                          Cost: Free
Monday and Friday
3:30pm-4:30pm                              Sports Club (for Home-Schooled students 6th      Sapphires (for girls ages 11-18)
Cost: $5/class                             to 12th grade)                                   Mentoring group for young women
                                           Session VIII: April 5-26, $20                    Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
Midnight Basketball – ages 16              Session IX: May 3-24, $20
and up Cost: Free                          Classes every Thursday 9:00-11:30am              Self Defense Classes
9:00pm – 1:00am                                                                             Saturday 9:00am
                                           Spring Swim Lessons
Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex (407)254-   Session I: April 3-April 26, Tuesdays and        Students Working Against Tobacco
9820                                       Thursdays                                        1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
                                           Registration: March 30th, 11:00am for            3:00-4:00pm Ages 11-17




   Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex
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Beardall Senior                                          upon payment. Deadline for payment is April 9,
                                                         2012 or when the bus is full.
                                                                                                                 Upcoming Events

                                                                                                                 Saturday, May 5, Golden Wedding Celebration

Center                                                   “Ice Cream Social” - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
                                                         from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Come in and enjoy sweet
                                                                                                                 Monday, May 14, Mother’s Day Luncheon

                                                         treats as the Beardall Senior Center offers their       Dances - 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., admission $4.00
March 2012                                               quarterly ice cream social to those who enjoy the
                                                         smooth delectable treat and its toppings sponsored
                                                                                                                          (unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – Orlando Swing Band
                                                         by WellCare Please sign up at the front desk or by      Thursday – April 5 – Hudson Bay
“Water Aerobics” – Tuesdays and Thursdays at             calling 407.246.4440. Participants must sign up                          12 – Tony Santos
College Park Pool, and Mondays and Wednesdays            individually. There are no group sign ups allowed.                       19 – Hudson Bay
at Wadeview Pool from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m,         Limited seating.                                                         26 – Tom Hansen
pre-registration is required at Mayor William Beardall                                                           Saturday – April 7 – Armand Marchesano
Senior Center, 800 Delaney Avenue, Orlando 32801         “Birthday Party” – Monday, April 23, 2012 from                          14 – Nick Viscuso on the Keyboard
or by calling 407.246.4440.                              2:00p.m.–3:00p.m., All are invited (those with                          21 – Armand Marchesano
                                                         birthdays and those without). Cake and drink                            28 Tony Santos $10
“Tax Preparation” – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and             sponsored by Family Physicians Group. Please RSVP
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Free tax            at the front desk or call 407.246.4440 and let us
                                                                                                                  Counsel for Caregivers Seminar
preparation and filing provided by AARP volunteers.      know if your birthday is in April.
First come, first serve. February 1, 2012 through
April 12, 2012.                                          “Bingo” – Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 12:30               Series at the Orlando Public
“Daytrip” – Brevard County Zoo, Friday, April 13,
                                                         p.m. until 3:00 p.m. come out and join us for prizes.     Library, Third Floor, Albertson
2012. Join us on a field trip to Brevard County Zoo.
                                                         Play with a variety of cards, and as many as you can,
                                                         while the Bingo numbers are called and a selection          Room, 101 E. Central Blvd,
Get up close and personal with a giraffe in Africa,
visit the Wild Florida Exhibit with deer, wolves,
                                                         of prizes offered. For more information please call       Orlando, FL 32801 to be held
bobcats and hawks, walk through the jungle and view
                                                         407.246.4440. Bingo is sponsored by WellCare.
                                                                                                                  on Thursday, April 19th at 12:10
jaguars, monkeys and tropical birds. The bus will        Assistance                                               p.m. The topic being presented is
transport everyone to CiCi’s Pizza for all you can eat
lunch. The cost of $30 includes zoo admission, lunch
                                                         “Healthchecks” Thursday, April 19, 2012,
                                                         9a.m. – 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                  “Estate planning.” Please RSVP
and transportation. Bus will leave Beardall at 8:30      Take advantage of our health checks of blood               to officeonaging@ocfl.net or
                                                                                                                            407.836.7446.
a.m. and return approximately 3:30 p.m. Anyone           pressure, blood sugar and balance checks by Conway
needing special accommodations should advise staff       Lakes Health & Rehab Center, Nurse Wilma




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     Let’s Talk Travel                                                                                        Monthly Morsels
                                                      Guidebooks are printed to cater to a broad(er)                                                            15 minutes.
                                                      audience. After all, the publishing company                                                               Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
                                                      needs to reach out to a large enough audience to                                                          On a parchment-lined sheet pan, lay the
                                                      make their sales. As a result, it’s tougher to find                                                       carrot strips flat in one layer. bake for 50
                                                      comprehensive guides that meet the needs of                                                               minutes, or until crisp and dehydrated.
                                                      specific audiences.                                                                                       Remove from the oven and let cool
                                                                                                                                                                completely.
                                                      Travel Blogs aren’t as concerned at making as
                                                      significant return on their investment as the major                                                       Once cooled, break the strips into small
                                                      companies. And as a result, can operate at a                                                              pieces and reserve in an airtight container.
                                                      much lower cost and profit structure. The result                                                          This can be done up to five days in advance.
                                                      is a wide array of highly specialized content that                                                        For the cake
               Ben Reed                               speaks to the smallest of audiences.
                                                                                                                                                                Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
                                                      There are travel blogs that are dedicated to                       Jaclyn Fishman                         Combine carrots, buttermilk, oil, applesauce,
Why Travel Bloggers are Great for Travel
                                                      one country (Scotland, for example), travel with                                                          granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and
Planning
                                                      children, travel without children, backpacking,                                                           vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.
                                                      adventure travel, travel for people with               Spring has officially sprung, and there’s no
If you’ve been a long-time reader of this column,
                                                      disabilities, luxury travel, GLBT travel, travel by    better way to celebrate its arrival than with      In a separate bowl, combine whole wheat
by now you should know I write a weekly travel                                                               carrot cake! This classic Easter treat is rich,    pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda,
blog at adventureswithben.com. A blog is a            motorcycle, travel photography, food and travel,
                                                      consumer travel and the list goes on and on.           moist and made healthier by swapping out           baking powder and cinnamon.
regularly updated website with stories, articles                                                             some of the oil in the cake with heart-healthy
and photos about the selected topic (in this                                                                 applesauce. Mascarpone buttercream                 Fold the flour mixture into the carrot mixture,
case, travel). In part one of this two-part series,   If you like to a travel a specific way, chances are,
                                                                                                             replaces the traditional cream cheese frosting     taking care not to overmix.
I’ll explain why I believe travel blogs are better    there’s a travel blog out there that writes for you.
                                                                                                             in this cake, giving this cake a modern twist.
resources at helping you plan your trip than                                                                                                                    Pour the cake batter into two 8” cake pans
travel guidebooks.                                    Reader Engagement
                                                                                                                                                                and bake 22-26 minutes, until a toothpick
                                                                                                                                                                inserted in the center comes out clean.
The Content is More Current                           Travel Bloggers tend to be much more
                                                                                                                                                                Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Due to publishing demands of the big publishers,      accessible than travel writers in guidebooks.                                                             For the mascarpone Swiss buttercream
travel guidebooks are researched a year before        It’s often difficult to reach those authors. But                                                          Combine egg whites and sugar in a metal
their publishing date. By the time they hit the       Travel Bloggers almost always have a “contact                                                             bowl set atop a saucepan of simmer water on
store shelves, the material is already out-of-date.   me” page where you can send them a question                                                               the stove. Whisk constantly until the sugar is
Prices, operating hours and finer details may be      about a trip you’re taking. They probably have                                                            completely dissolved and the mixture is 120
inaccurate. Travel blogs, on the other hand, can      a Facebook page where you can continue                                                                    degrees F. Remove from heat.
contain links to the actual, current information.     to connect with other like-minded travelers
                                                      and commenting on blog posts continues the             Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Swiss                  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk
Guidebooks tend to be written quickly. The            conversation and opens debates. Guidebooks             Buttercream                                        attachment, pour in the sugar and egg white
author doesn’t really stay at all the hotels listed   offer virtually nothing along those lines. Blogs are   Yield: One 8” layer cake                           mixture.
in the book. In fact, they probably just pop-in for   a great way to connect with other travelers and        Ingredients
a quick 60-minute tour before running off to the      gain even more advice beyond what the author                                                              Whip at medium speed for about 5 minutes, or
next hotel. Travel Bloggers however, generally        wrote.                                                 For the candied carrots                            until the temperature of the bowl is cool to the
write in-depth about the one or two places they                                                              7-8 whole carrots, scrubbed clean 1 cup water      touch and the egg whites are thick and glossy
visited. They’ll know the real experience.            Authentic Voice                                        1 cup sugar                                        peaks.
                                                      Reading Travel Blogs is pure fun. Bloggers tend
                                                      to interject more of their personality into their      For the carrot cake                                With the mixer on medium-low, begin adding
Ultimately this all helps you plan your trip faster
                                                      writing. They are opinionated, knowledgeable,          1 pound carrots, shredded 3 large eggs 1/2         pats of butter to the whipped egg whites,
and more efficiently. I could probably find a
                                                      accessible and have a passion for travel and           cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1        waiting about 5-10 seconds between additions
blogger who went to your favorite destination
                                                      connecting with others.                                cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar,      before adding more.
yesterday who could share some real-time tips
                                                                                                             packed 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup oil 2 cups
and updates about what happened. You’ll know
                                                      Guidebooks are great starting points when              whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup all-purpose         Once all of the butter is incorporated, add
exactly what to expect. Travel Guidebooks don’t                                                              flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons           the vanilla and mascarpone, and whip an
even come close.                                      planning your trip. But if you really want to
                                                      learn about your vacation destination this year,
                                                                                                             baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2             additional 30 seconds. Set aside.
                                                                                                             teaspoons ground cinnamon                          Assembling the cake
Content is More Vivid                                 consider reading a few travel blogs about them.
Sure there is something comforting about              And that’s exactly what we’ll share next month!
                                                                                                             For the mascarpone Swiss buttercream               Place a small amount of frosting between
snuggling on the couch with a great book,                                                                     3 egg whites 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 sticks butter,     each cake layer, taking care not to spread the
but travel guidebooks are so jam-packed with          What do you prefer in planning your trip: Travel
                                                                                                             at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 4           frosting all the way to the edges.
information that the world’s top sights are limited   Blogs or Travel Guidebooks? Comment with your
                                                                                                             tablespoons mascarpone cheese, at room             Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire
to a fifty-word description. How unfortunate!         thoughts on my Facebook wall at facebook.com/
                                                                                                             temperature                                        cake, and place in the freezer for 15-20
                                                      adventureswithben. Next month, I’ll share with         Directions                                         minutes. This will help firm up the crumb coat.
Travel Blogs, on the other hand, can be as short      you some of my favorite travel blogs from around                                                          Remove the cake from the freezer and frost
or detailed as the author wants. The stories          the globe.                                             For the candied carrots                            generously with remaining frosting, and
are presented in text, photos, videos and other                                                              Peel strips from carrot lengthwise on one side     sprinkle the candied carrot bits on the sides
multimedia elements. The result is a much richer      I’ll see you out there…!                               with peeler to make wide slices.                   and top.
reading experience. And if you’re never able to                                                              Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium
travel, this is a great way to discover the world     *****                                                  saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add   The cake will keep in the fridge for up to five
from your computer.                                   Let’s Talk Travel is a monthly column featuring        the carrot strips and simmer for 15 minutes        days.
                                                      Conway Resident and Travel Blogger Ben Reed            uncovered.
Content that Speaks to You                            from adventureswithben.com.                            Drain the strips in a colander and let stand for
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