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April 2012 Vol. 15 No. 4 Licensed & Insured
Celebrating 20 yrs.
Conway Middle School played for the County Championship in Girl’s basketball on March 14, 2012, to a packed gym of
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!”
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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By Jackie Blake
Chair, Conway Community Council
New Commissioner CURRY FORD RD.
Orange County has finalized their redistricting plans and for the first time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
to Greg Burden, 3493 Emerywood Lane, Orlando 32812. The cost is $40 per person
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
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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
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elderly, and those who have special needs. The Special Olympics provides an
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
wide variety of athletic events in the Special Olympic Games.
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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
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problems you may want to tackle yourself, others
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As temperatures begin to increase, so do the water professional.
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Our mission is to save lives through raising awareness and instilling
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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
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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.
Lexi is a fifth grade student in Mrs. Nancy Grant’s class. She is a wonderful volunteer
both at school and in the community. Lexi recently donated a vanload of coats to the
Salvation Army after becoming concerned about Orlando’s homeless. As she and her Super Cool Awesome Pottery has sponsored several student workshops at Shenandoah
family drove through downtown one night, Lexi noted how many men and women she this year. As one of our amazing Partners in Ed. Mrs. Jamie Moorehead has provided the
saw sleeping on the streets. She called the Salvation Army the next day and asked what opportunity for students to learn hand building and glazing techniques. Students have
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
coat drive in her neighborhood. From helping strangers to assisting in the Extended Day hut during the workshop in April. Big thanks to Super Cool Awesome Pottery!
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Classes Network & Learn: Cooperative Extension Brown Bag Program Group
Every month on the first Friday, the Orange County /UF Extension Office will host a 40
The Orange County Extension and Education Center offers numerous classes that benefit the minute Extension Brown Bag Network and Learn Meet-Up Program. The program will
citizens of Orange and bordering counties. begin at 12:10 pm and conclude at 12:50 p.m. and will be held in the Magnolia Room
6021 S. Conway Road at the Extension Education Center. Bring a lunch, be prepared to share conversation with
others, and expect to learn a useful tip or two during a mini-workshop presented by an
Basics of Butterfly Gardening Extension Agent (University of Florida IFAS Faculty member). Coffee and iced tea will
April 7, 2012 [Saturday] 9-10:30am be served. The Lunch-n-Learn topics scheduled for the next quarter are:
FREE Class TOPIC:
April 6: 4-H Summer Youth Camps
Attracting butterflies to home can be a rewarding experience for the entire family. Learn May 4 Maintaining a Healthier Home
about the flowers that attract butterflies, plants for caterpillars, and planning a landscape June 1 The UF/Orange County Plant Clinic and Services
for our flying friends.
Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Call 407-254-9200. For more
For more information or to register, please call Tel: 407.254.9200 and ask for a Master information about Cooperative Extension, please visit www://orange.ifas.ufl.edu.
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And Better This Summer
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Make room for the tightwire, stilts and unicycles this summer! The annual camp,
For more information: Tel: 407.254.9200 and ask for Frances Simoneaux. presented by Orlando Youth Circus, enriches the lives of kids by offering them a unique
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Led by circus professionals with experience coaching kids, this camp is for 8 year-olds to
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
want to do.” He performs with Orlando Youth Circus throughout the year.
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.
Add some circus to your summer! Information and enrollment forms are available at
whoisbankshelfrich.com/Orlando_Youth_Circus.html. Click on “classes and camp.” Photo: Boone Crew Men’s Novice 8+ (yellow boat) pulls ahead of Hillsborough High and gains on Tampa Prep.
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too! On Saturday, March 10, the Boone High School Crew team participated in the 14th
annual OARS Invitational Regatta at Turkey Lake. Competing against 25 clubs from
around Florida, the Braves did very well. Congratulations to Michael Merwin and Jesse
Free Pancake Breakfast Pollard in the Men’s 2x, who placed third in their heat. Congratulations also to our Mixed
Middle School 8+ rowers (Josh Galante, Cody Flynn, Justin Billingsley, Tom Gentry-
Mickelson, James Bell, Adam Weber, Kyleigh Caicedo, Victoria Vargas, and coxswain
Azalea Park United Methodist Church is hosting a FREE PANCAKE Nicole Schmidtchen), who won a bronze medal in their heat and beat teams from Lake
BREAKFAST followed by an EASTER EGG HUNT! Kids, bring your Brantley, OARS, and South Orlando Rowing Association (SORA) in their overall time.
favorite basket or container and join the fun!! Saturday, April 7, breakfast The Boone rowers will travel to Sarasota in April for the Sculling State Championship
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Pine Castle Woman’s Club Free Efficient Irrigation SystemWorkshop
Sponsored by the Orange County Utilities Department
Honors Old-timers Date: Saturday, April 28 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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A professional irrigation contractor will give an overview on how to make irrigation
systems more efficient to save water, time, and money. The workshop will include:
• Basic system components and operation
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Jerry Kinsley helped “shape” the current town of Edgewood and became a legend in South
Orlando. He was Mayor of Edgewood in the 1950/60’s and loves to tell the story of how
he got the job. It seems that the “city” was about to lose its incorporation because of
inactivity. Ben Fishback, Edgewood resident and noted lawyer (father of our own VP, Ann
Bennett), called one day and asked him if would take on the responsibility of revitalizing
the little town. He agreed, and helped Edgewood go from meeting in people’s houses
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of 2008 the congregation has been meeting at 4300 Everyone is warmly welcomed to share in the
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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
faces in this new beginning.
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.
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,
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and orange groves filled the horizon. The office
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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. 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
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
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Financial Focus SORA Provides Training
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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
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.
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
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
Office: 407-896-4834 feet of living space.
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 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
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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
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Any HOLE-IN-ONE on hole #11 wins a brand new 2012 Buick automobile. There are five other
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there is a 50/50 cash RAFFLE.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE AND/OR HELP
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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
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VisionWalk bounce house, refreshments, entertainment, and more.
Dogs and strollers are welcome on the 3.1 mile walk
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To participate or support the VisionWalk, visit www.
and former Orange County Public Schools Superintendant
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Jim Schott will serve as Walk Chairs. Inspiring Schott CONTACT: Nancy Woodfill, Events Manager, 954-
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daughter is affected with Usher syndrome, a retinal disease
Schools Superintendant Jim Schott Co-Chair Walk
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Chatlos Foundation, Inc., Jim and Ginny Schott, and Sun
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than 10 million Americans affected with blinding retinal
2006, tens of thousands have participated in events across
degenerative diseases, the Foundation Fighting Blindness
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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
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“It’s incredibly difficult to watch our grandsons grow Representatives from Orange County Fire Rescue, Public
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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
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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
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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)
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
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.
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
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: 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 The Guitar Series At UCF - Jaime Marquez, Classical
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
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
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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
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Registration: March 30th, 11:00am for 3:00-4:00pm Ages 11-17
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Beardall Senior upon payment. Deadline for payment is April 9,
2012 or when the bus is full.
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
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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,
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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
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
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.
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