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Pine Castle Pioneer Conway News BURTON TREE SERVICE Days Community News & Information Published Monthly Where it’s all about you! FEB. 25&26 February 2012 Vol. 15 No. 2 407-860-6558 Licensed & Insured Edgewood Installs Two Red Light Celebrating 20 yrs. $20 Special Cameras INCLUDES UNIFORM blackbeltkaratecenter.com 407-855-8585 ORLANDO FL US POSTAGE PERMIT 1556 PRSRT STD PAID Both cameras are located on Orange Avenue. One at Orange and Holden Avenue and the other at Orange and Mary Jess Road. Edgewood police say that the cameras should be operational in the next 30 to 60 days. CONWAY AREA REAL ESTATE UPDATE Broker/Owner YOUR RESIDENTIAL & SHORT SALE SPECIALIST We specialize in Residential Real Estate....helping BUYERS and SELLERS meet their personal Real Estate goals. We also help many people Short Sale their home before reaching Foreclosure. Please call us to help you Market your Home Successfully. We take pride in having the most current information and top education to assist our clients in this every changing Market. Please call us.....we are ready to help you “make it happen”. NEW LISTING IN BRYN MAWR NEIGHBORHOOD... Priced at $185,000 - This LAKEFRONT 3 Bedroom Home has a Great View with Nice Pool/Spa area for family. Home has New Carpet and New Tile installed and Hardwood Floors in Living Area. We want to sell this one to YOU! FOR RENT - CONWAY AREA HOME AVAILABLE FOR RENT....Four Bedroom with 2.5 Baths....Conway Home in Gatlin Place Circle. This home offers updated Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Cooking Island, Eat-In-Kitchen, and More. Two Car Garage and Fenced Back Yard. Home in Excellent Condition and Well Maintained. Great Schools are Lake George Elementary, Conway Middle, & Boone High Schools. Rents for only $1550 a Month. Call To Preview. LONGWOOD AREA - NEW LISTING - Wow....What a price at BELLE ISLE NEIGHBORHOOD - This property is For Sale at ONLY only $105,000. Contemporary/Open Floor Plan w/Vaulted Ceilings. $130,000 and is Short Sale Approved Price. Quick & Easy Closing. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT We Provide Property Management for Homeowners who choose to rent their properties instead of sell. We search for qualified tenants by screening them with Credit Check, Criminal Background Check, Work History, Rental History and other important details that assure you we will find the right tenant. We not only place the tenant for you....but also Monthly Manage your property to assure that you have a pleasant landlord experience. GATED COMMUNITY - CARTER GLENN - LEE VISTA AREA - This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath NEWER Condo offers TWO FLOORS with Stainless Steel Appliances, 2 Car Garage and More. Community has Workout Room, Pool, and Valleyball. This one is SOLD but call us for others. FOR RENT - COLLEGE PARK AREA Call us to see this COLLEGE PARK apartment for rent. This ONE bedroom ONE bath downstairs apartment is part of a TRIPLEX. New Floor Tile was just installed in entire apartment. AC unit, New Refrigerator, and Range are all included. No pets in this unit please. Located close to Lake Ivanhoe / Princeton Area. Walk to Shopping and Restaurants. Large Yard with plenty of parking. Call to Preview.......This rental won’t last long. SIENNA PLACE - CONWAY AREA - We SOLD another one this REGENCY GARDENS IN CONWAY - Get more information on this month in Sienna Place Subdivision. Call us to find one for you! Condo for only $31,000. Great for College Student or Investment. FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE Most of you know that we Specialize in our Great Conway & Belle Isle Area. However, we also extend our services to all of Orlando, Lee Vista, Dover Shores, Lake Como, Downtown, Winter Park, College Park, Maitland, Winter Springs, Oviedo, Longwood, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Metro West, Kissimmee and more. We go where our clients take us and do a spectacular job in helping them succeed in what they need to accomplish. Call us today. CONWAY ISLE HOME - GATED COMMUNITY --- Conway Realty SOLD this wonderful home to buyers looking for Nice Home... This home offers Screened Pool Area and FOUR bedrooms THREE baths w/Open Floor Plan & Side Entry Garage and SOLD for under $210,000. WE ARE SELLING HOMES... CALL US TO SELL YOURS! P.O. Box 149385, Orlando, FL 32814 ~ Phone: 407-380-0210 ~ Fax: 407-542-4493 www.ConwayRealtyOrlando.com www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 3 The Conway News 407-297-1354 is published monthly. We welcome your input and ideas for news articles. 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Our Masters and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society \’s Northern & Central Florida program is under the direction of Coach John Holiday, who has over 40 Chapter. The garage sale will be held on March 10, 2012 from 7am until years experience rowing and coaching in England. In the U.S., Rowing is a 1pm at Pershing Avenue Christian Church, located at 2000 Pershing Ave. total-body workout, is one of the most team-oriented sports around, and is Orlando, FL. Come out to find some great deals while supporting local great stress relief for rowers of any age. We hope you’ll join us at the lake! charities! For more information, please contact Programs@BooneRowing.com or visit our website at www.BooneRowing.com Conway • Belle Isle • SE Orlando Personalized Care for the Entire Family! DR. DAVID C. 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Orchid supplies will 551 Gaston Foster Road be available. Open to the public and free admission. Details 407-299-8003 Join us for an evening of great Southern Gospel music as we welcome Great Day Trio, The Gibb’s Family, and Tiffany Coburn. A Mass Choir will be singing CIL’s RAMPAGE Builds some of the “old favorites” of Southern Gospel as well as some of the newer and inspirational songs we’ve come to love. Wheelchair Ramps The Center for Independent Living Anyone can sing in the choir which rehearses at 5:30pm. Call 407-277-5810 or 407-247-2778 for more information. (CIL) is in need of donations and volunteers for RAMPAGE, an annual, one-day event on Feb. 25, where volunteers will build wheelchair ramps for those who want to gain or regain their mobility but can’t afford to modify their homes. This Second Blessings Thrift Shoppe has become one of CIL’s most popular events – drawing hundreds of Central Open Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Floridians who donate time and funds toward making homes more accessible to Watch for NEW Arrivals!! Women’s, Men’s, Children’s clothing our neighbors living with disabilities. Knick-Knacks, Jewelry, Gift Items, Religious articles The nonprofit is currently seeking: · Monetary donations to fund the wheelchair ramps Blessed Trinity Catholic Church · Event sponsors 4545 Anderson Rd. , 32812 · Volunteers to build ramps M3698 AG 22-23 Across from Conway Middle School · In-kind donations of construction materials, hardware and tools We Fix Garage Doors Complimentary new-patient exam Early morning appointments Financing options available Experienced and gentle staff & Openers Sales, Installation, Repairs, 24 hr. Emergency Service Fast Friendly Service Since 1991 Dr. William T. Anderson Locally owned and operated Dr. Anzir M. 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Orange Ave • Orlando, Fl 32806 • 407-240-5900 • fax: 407-240-5901 www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 8 New Magnet The JA Academy will teach students leadership and • • Leadership Free enterprise entrepreneurial skills through an integrated and • Accountability Program to challenging high school curriculum. The program will focus on building economic acumen and leadership • • Ethics Social responsibility Debut at Oak talents, while also teaching an entrepreneurial approach to enhance business and community • • Careers Individual responsibility Ridge High School services. • • Democracy Service in the Fall of 2012 “In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever for students to graduate high school with • Communication an advantage – whether they are pursuing higher “OCPS and Junior Achievement have always had a Junior Achievement of Central Florida (JACF) education or entering the workforce,” said Phil mutual mission of creating, supporting and nurturing and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) have Fretwell, managing director of Protiviti, JACF board the leaders of tomorrow,” said Superintendent Ronald partnered to create the Junior Achievement Academy member and chair of the JA Academy project. “Upon Blocker at OCPS. “The JA Academy at Oak Ridge for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (JA Academy). graduation from this magnet program, students will gives us the ability to realize and execute this vision in The new magnet program will debut at Oak Ridge have created plans for their own small businesses and a real-world setting.” High School at the start of the 2012-2013 school will understand the challenges and intricacies behind year. entrepreneurship through coursework and first-hand The new magnet program will provide a experiences with mentors.” fully accredited, four-year academic program “After more than six years of planning, we are happy that meets or exceeds state and local district to see this magnet program finally come to fruition,” Envisioned as a “school-within-a-school” program, requirements. As part of the JA Academy, said Craig Polejes, president of JACF. “Students the JA Academy is still in the beginning stages of students will be required to participate in job enrolled in the JA Academy will learn real-world development and plans to integrate the following and college shadowing experiences, as well as concepts from local business professionals and concepts through the curriculum and activities: complete a minimum of 75 community service community mentors, and have the opportunity to • Entrepreneurship hours during their high school career. take part in executive internships.” www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 9 Civil War Thanks to the leadership of Kim Driskill, Pam Auschwitz, and community volunteers including students from Boone High School for impacting the students at Conway in a Round Table Banquet positive way. Boy Scout Troop 184 On Thursday, February 9th, at 6:30 PM, The Greater Orlando Civil War Round Table will hold its Annual Banquet for Members, at the Pine Castle Women’s Club, 5901 South Mulch Sale Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809. Membership is $25 for the year. Guest of Honor, Get a jump on your landscape project this Spring & help support your local Ed Malles, historian and educator, will speak on “The Day The Civil War Began”. The Boy Scouts ! We deliver mulch to your home in bags. Italian buffet style meal includes veal parmesan from Olive Garden, salad, bread, linguine Types of Mulc First Yard Additional Alfredo, and lasagna. Cost is $10 each for members and guests. Join us for conversation, comraderie, and a great meal. For more information, please call Allen and Peggy Beck at 407.286.6214, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP 7 February 2012. Cypress Mulch $45 $38 Pine Bark $45 $38 Conway Middle School Red Mulch $50 $43 Celebrates Community Pine Straw (new) $40 $33 One yard = 110 square feet of mulch 3 inches deep. This is approximately Partnership “Reach UP” is a daily after school program designed to surround at-risk Conway 27-28 cubic feet (14 2-cubic ft bags or 9 3-cubic ft bags). Middle School students with the educational support and resources they need to succeed Delivery:Sat / Sun - Feb 18-19 in school. It is a joint project of Conway Methodist Church, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Conway First Baptist Church and Conway Middle School. It was started in Deadline to place orders: Sun Feb 12 the 2010-2011 school year thanks to an anonymous gift of $15,000 from a donor at Order by internet: Go to website Conway Methodist Church. "Troop184fortgatlin.com", place order& pay by credit card through Paypal. Volunteers from the community help students with their homework and build relationships through fun activities. There are currently about 20 students who attend. Call (407) 857 - 4471 for assistance / order by mail. Sarah, a 7th grader says, “It’s awesome!” She likes making new friends. Shawn, an 8th grader, has learned how to get along with other students and likes playing basketball We also spread mulch on a donation basis.Troop 184 meets at when he is done with his homework. Delaney St Baptist Church (1919 Delaney Av) Vince’s Making Sense of Today’s Real Estate Market is our Specialty! Tops In Detail Auto Appearance Specialist, Since 1985 SHORT SALE Restoring Faith in the American Dream 407-701-9416 The New Sign in Town! WINDOW TINTING · SUNSHADES · DENT REMOVAL · ACCESSORIES Live & Play in Conway! 4936 S. Orange Ave. Time is precious. 20+ Years Experience! Let us spend the time (2 BLOCKS SOUTH OF HOLDEN) detailing your vehicle, For timely tips on buying, selling or SAVING your Orlando, FL 32806 so you can spend home, Like us on Facebook today! (407)924-2465 your time doing something you enjoy! americanwayshortsales.com www.facebook.com/AmericanWayRealEstate www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 10 Orange County Extension presentation. For more information or to register, please call Tel: 407.254.9200. Registration is required for seating. Classes Eco-Gnomic Living Expo. The Orange County Extension and Education Center offers numerous 5th Annual Orange County Saves: Eco-Gnomic Living Expo. Along with the programs and workshops, we will offer a free tree give-away and an opportunity to visit with a classes that benefit the citizens of Orange and bordering counties. variety of vendors. This educational event is FREE. Join us for a half-day of learning -- learn green principles related to Edible Landscapes, Home Air Quality, Backyard Poultry, Saavy Food Shopping, Natural Pest Control; Butterfly Gardening, Aquaponics, The Fab Four: Plants to Make Your Garden Pop! Invasive Species, Kid’s Gardens, Community Gardens, and the new Homemade Food This four week series invites gardeners to learn about new plants they may not Laws. Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. be familiar with using in their landscape. LOCATION: Orange County Extension Education Center, Spring Landscape Design Class March 14, 21, & 28, 2012 /7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6021 S. Conway Road Spring is a great time to establish a landscape that fits your lifestyle. This 3 week series of DATES/TIMES: Thursday, Feb 9th 10-11:30 am & 6:00-8 pm (Succulents) evening classes will teach you: Thursday, Feb 16th 10-11:30 am (Bamboos) ~ Landscape design concepts Thursday, Feb 23rd 10-11:30 am & 6:30-8 pm (Aroids) ~ Florida Friendly Landscape principles Thursday, Mar 1st 10-11:30 am & 6:30-8 pm (Bromeliads) ~ Plant choices that work in your yard ~ How to conserve water and still have a beautiful yard COST: $10 per class or $30 for all four weeks. Register on-line only at www.newplants.eventbrite.com You can design one section of your yard at a time or the whole yard. A course guide and drawing materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required no later than March 7, 2012. Register early! Class is limited to the first 25 families. Registration fee is $25 per For more information please call 407.254.9200 and speak to Keri Leymaster residence for all three sessions. or Frances Simoneaux. To register online, visit: http://springlandscapedesign.eventbrite.com (fees apply) or visit Spring Lawn Care http://orange.ifas.ufl.edu/ to download registration form. FREE Class, February 25, 2012 [Saturday] 9-10:30 am Winter is over and it is time to make the lawn look good for summer. Irrigation, pest control, damage control, weed management are all covered in a one-hour RYA N ’ S SHOPS GOLD CROWN Presents “I Ruv You” Dog. . . New for 2012 is the adorable “I Ruv You” dog. Press the button on this puppy’s ear and hear one of 5 cute, loving phrases. Perfect for your special someone! Only $14.95 with each purchase of 3 Hallmark cards. Visit us for Valentine Cards, Gifts, Candy and Balloons. Open Extended Hours on February 12, 13 & 14. Call for details. Or visit us at www.RyansHallmark.com. MetroWest Orange Avenue Hunter’s Creek 2433 South Hiawassee Rd. Orange Ave. & Michigan 4066 Town Center Blvd. 407-297-8672 407-843-8879 407-850-9797 www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 11 Heart Healthy Cooking Thursday February 10 am - 12 Noon or 6pm to 8 pm (sign up for one class only) We know what we should eat to keep our heart healthy, but understanding Boone Hi to the ingredients and making food flavorful can be a new challenge when changing our cooking habits for health. Join us to celebrate Heart Induct New Health month and try some heart healthy foods. Pre-registration is required. Register early - deadline is Feb. 6. Classes are limited to the first 15. Registration fee is $10 per residence. Checks or cash must Hall of Fame be received with your registration. For further information call 407-254-9218. Members The Boone High School Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce those Pressure Canning individuals who will make up the Thirteenth Class for induction. We are in Wednesday February 20 10 am - 12 Noon the process of notifying these outstanding people and need your help. The Whether you are a newcomer to food preservation or are looking to expand committee is in need of addresses for the people whose names are italicized. your skills in certain areas, this workshop is for you. Learn money If you have a way of contacting any of these individuals, please let Greg saving, food saving techniques and enjoy the seasonal tastes of fruits Burden know by emailing him at Gregory.Burden@gmail.com. Look for more and vegetables year round! Pre-registration is required. Register early information concerning the details of our banquet this year next month. - deadline is Feb. 24. Classes are limited to the first 15. Registration fee is $10 per residence. Checks or cash must be received with your registration. For further information call 407-254-9218. Jon Balch James Beckford Master Food and Nutrition Volunteer Training 2012 John Burden Would you like to learn more about Food Safety and Nutrition and share Mark Casey* that information with others? We are currently taking applications and Paul Katauskas conducting interviews for the 2012 classes. Contact Ruth Stokes Patsy Mullens 407-254-9229 for an application and interview time. Contact LuAnn Mark Rickman Duncan 407-254-9207 for more information. Novella Settles Orange County Extension Rachel Vickers 6021 S. Conway Road *deceased – we need the name of family in the area. Attention Homeowners: Dr. Roland M. 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Paul married Alice Caroline Patrick, daughter of Orange County Sherrif Patrick. They had four children. Their father, Bernard Paul Macy, was born in Pine Castle in 1895. He married Mary Ella Arnett in 1927 and they had five children, all girls, now affectionately known as “the Macy Sisters.” * * * Hospice Group to offer Training Cornerstone Hospice will be hosting our next Volunteer Training on Friday March 16, 2012 & Friday March 23, 2012 Both days required from 9:00am – 4:30pm – lunch provided 8009 South Orange Ave., Orlando FL 32809 Please RSVP by calling Melissa @ 407-304-2604 The Macy Sisters, Sharon Macy Pentoraw, Caroline Macy McIntyre, Martha Macy Drawdy, Sylvia Macy Gray, Alice Macy Morgan and mother, Mary Ella Arnett Macy, in 1976 . Caregivers Seminar The Macy Sisters are descendants of one of the oldest families in Pine Castle. The Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series will be offered at the Orlando Their great-grandfather, William H. Macy, came to central Florida after the Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.The Civil War. After spending time on an island in Lake Tohopekaliga, later named series begins on Thursday, February 16th at 12:10 p.m. The topic being Macy Island, he moved his family to Pine Castle and opened a blacksmith shop presented is “Caregiving: getting organized and asking for help.” Please just west of the railroad. Before the Union Church was built the children of the community met in his shop for Sunday School. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.836.7446. Lakefront Listing on Lake Conway—Price Reduced! Amazing Tri-Level Pool Home with Downtown Views across the Lake, over 2600sf, Upgraded Kitchen, Game Room, Master with Huge Balcony & More! Now only $669,900 See photos and the virtual tour at 3303CullenLakeShore.com Lakefront home on Lake Investor special! Rental Cute Bungalow near SO- Lake Conway Estates Mary Near Edgewood. 3/2 in Camelot for sale. 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Dance It Studio recently received two Top Studio Awards for Central Florida; the com- step at a time… petitive ballroom students recently swept the South- eastern States Dancesport Competition, placing first in most categories including Rising Star and Triple Have you heard the buzz brewing in the Belle Isle Crown Championships. But it’s not only about Community? The fever of dance has ignited a pas- competing. New dancers in the group classes are also sion all over South Orlando that has people moving singing the praises of Dance It Studio. “I’ve lost 10 their feet. Now you don’t have to travel all over pounds in just a matter of weeks from attending the town to live your passion. You can make it happen group classes,” says Award winning renowned Pho- close to home at Dance It Studio. tographer AJ Gonzalez. “But I don’t think about the Over the past year, Dance It Studio has become The adults aren’t the only ones “making it happen” weight I’m losing, I come for the fun. I don’t want to on the dance floor. We want to help your little ones Orlando’s premiere place for both the beginner who miss one night.” Kia Malone, host of the nationally- just discovered the wonderful world of dance, to the discover the world of dance. Research shows danc- syndicated Daily Buzz television program, is also a ing provides a unique and fun way for kids to exer- advanced student who can really light up the floor. student at Dance It Studio. Kia began her dance cise, overcome shyness or perhaps introduce them training with Eddie Rivera (owner of Dance It Stu- to a future career in dance. That’s why instructors dio) to prepare to compete at a local “Dancing With at Dance It Studio expose the youngest dancers to The Stars” charity event. When Kia was asked about her new passion, she responded, “I never realized how various dance styles including ballroom, ballet, jazz, life-changing dancing would be. Not only am I in and hip-hop. Saturday morning is their time to shine, the best physical shape since having my two children, beginning at 10 am for the Shining Stars for ages 2-6; I’m mentally at my best when I’m on the floor.” Little Champions for ages 7-13, starting at 11 am. We also provide private lessons for individual atten- So how can you change your life in 2012? Come and tion, allowing you to sharpen your dance skills and join the Dance It Studio family. We offer a variety of master the dances at a faster pace. Private lessons ballroom group classes, Monday-Friday from 8-9 pm. provide the most value for the time invested, either Group lessons are a great, cost-effective way for you individually or with a partner. to learn various dances in a fun atmosphere. Group Eddie Rivera, Owner of Dance It Studio classes are also a great way to meet new people, hang Dance It Studio offers all new students a complimen- out with your friends or even have a fun date night. tary half-hour session with one of our professional Ballroom dancing has become more mainstream in It’s something to look forward to every night of the the 21st Century. With the popularity of the televi- instructors, led by owner and award winning profes- week. Remember, no partner is needed!! sion hit shows ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘So You sional instructor Eddie Rivera. With more than 15 Think You Can Dance’, more people are choosing the years as an instructor and choreographer, Eddie has dancing lifestyle , whether it’s for the socialization or brought a unique passion and excitement to the dance the health benefits. “Dancing can be magical and floor and is thrilled to see that passion come alive in transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; his students. “It’s the best feeling to watch and help make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity,” transform a person’s life through dance. Even small according to Rita Beckford, M.D., a family doc- accomplishments like learning a new step or seeing a tor and spokesperson for the American Council on student win at a competition reminds me every day Exercise. why I love the dance floor,” says Rivera. This native of Puerto Rico, classifies his style and technique as a Dancing also helps your mind. A recent study mix of Latin and Ballroom, even though he trained published in the New England Journal of Medicine formally in ballet and jazz. He has trained with nu- found that ballroom dancing at least twice a week merous professional ballroom dancers, in more than made people less likely to develop dementia. Research also has shown that some people with Alzheimer’s 10 countries. 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As “players” — investments that are chosen for your individual an investor, you’ll face some challenges, too, such as political situation. and economic turmoil that can upset the financial markets. But if you own a diversified mix of quality investments and Choose a diversified mix of players. Not only do Super follow a long-term strategy that’s tailored to your objectives, Bowl teams have good players, but they have good ones at time horizon and risk tolerance, you can keep moving many different positions — and these players tend to play forward, despite the “bumps in the road” that all investors well together. As an investor, you should own a variety of face. investments with different capabilities — such as stocks for growth and bonds for income — and your various Get good coaching. Super Bowl teams typically are well- investments should complement, rather than duplicate, one coached, with disciplined head coaches and innovative another. Strive to build a diversified portfolio containing offensive and defensive coordinators. When you’re trying investments appropriate for you situation, such as stocks, to achieve many financial goals — such as a comfortable bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) retirement, control over your investment taxes and a legacy and other vehicles. Diversifying your holdings may help to leave to your family — you, too, can benefit from strong George Stefanou reduce the effects of market volatility. (Keep in mind, “coaching.” As your “head coach,” you might choose a Financial Advisor w/ Edward Jones though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee a profit financial professional — someone who can help you identify 3700 S Conway Rd Ste 112 or protect against loss.) your goals and recommend an appropriate investment strategy to help you work toward them. 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And whether you’re a sports fan may incorporate several elements, such as taking full advantage of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) your life — and to help work toward that point, you can take a few tips from the teams that have made it to the Big and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement Game. or not, you can probably learn something from the Super plan, pursuing new investment opportunities as they arise This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your Bowl teams that you can apply to other endeavors — such as and reviewing your portfolio regularly to make sure it’s still local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. investing. We Treat: Auto Accident Injuries Neck Pain Musculo-Skeletal Sciatica SER VIN G C E N T R A L F LO R I DA F O R OV E R 2 5 YE A R S Headaches Jerrod Wilson-Irizarry, D.C. & Yaran Kai Diaz, D.C. 4747 S. Conway Road. 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It also has a two car garage Office: 407-896-4834 and is listed for $300,000. Cell: 321-303-7824 There are currently no homes shown as contract pending in the Orlando Regional Multiple Listing Service. Three homes sold in the last three months. The smallest home is a four bedroom, Do you know what is happening to the value of your home and the homes three bath home with 2,349 square feet of living space. It has a two car garage around yours? This series of articles is designed to help you keep up with real and sold for $210,000 in October. The highest sale price was $275,000 for a estate values in your community. In each article I will focus on a particular area three bedroom, two bath, pool home, with 2,440 square feet of living space. It or neighborhood and let you know what homes have been selling and at what is located on Conway Place Circle and sold in December. The average sale price price. of these three homes was $241,667 for an average of 2,410 square feet of living space. These homes were on the market for an average of 267 days prior to This month we will take a look at home sales in the Conway Place neighborhood selling. which is located at the corner of Conway Road and Gatlin Avenue. All information is based on property statistics found in the Mid-Florida Regional Watch this section next month for your neighborhood. WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2012 Masterpiece March 2&3 The ReThink Pink conference is a unique 2-day event that will be filled with laughter, inspiring teaching, incredible worship, creativity, live music and great opportunities to connect with other women in the city of Orlando. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! ReThinkPinkConference.com 5140 S Conway Rd | 407.888.3101 fellowshiporlando.com www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 26 What to Read? Paranormalcy by Kiersten White—Evie, a sixteen-year-old who works for the Paranormal Containment Agency, discovers that she is in the center of a dark Frances Kujda Giessuebel prophecy that predicts destruction of all paranormal beings. In the midst of this, Library Media Specialist, Boone Hight School she is still getting over her ex-boyfriend and attracted to Lend, a shapeshifter. The American Library Association (ALA) announced the finalists and winner Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver—Mean girl, Samantha is killed in a car crash. She of the Teens’ Top Ten. Students who nominate the books are members of book was snobbish, obnoxious and a cheater. Sam relives her last day seven times, and clubs in school and public libraries throughout the United States. Nominations by going through a gradual transformation each time she learns how to make are posted during National Library Week and teens may vote for their favorite better choices and where they lead. title. The winner is announced during Teen Read Week. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer—Ren and Calla are werewolves that are destined The winner for 2011 is Clockwork Angel written by Cassandra Clare. This is a to be matched. However, when Calla saves Shay, a human, she is risking the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series. Tessa travels to England to find her safety and the future of the pack. This book ends in a cliffhanger, and Wolfsbane, brother only to be kidnapped by the Dark Sisters. She discovers there is a parallel the sequel, will give closure to the action and adventure of Nightshade. universe existing along her own. She must ally herself with the Shadowhunters in order to save her brother. Girl Scouts Learn from Outing Other winners include: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins—This is the greatly anticipated finale to The Hunger Games trilogy. After winning two Hunger Games, Kat is now the symbol for freedom by the rebel factions. President Snow holds Kat responsible for the uprisings in the districts. As Kat is stretched to the limits of her sanity, can her humanity survive? Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick—Nora struggles to face her Nephilim heritage and cope with her guardian angel boyfriend Patch. At the same time she is haunted by the death of her father and trying to get answers seems to create more questions. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore—Fifteen-year-old John Smith has been hiding on earth from the Mogdarians whose mission is to kill all ten Legacy children from Lorien. He encounters bullies, falls in love, and his special talents begin to develop. This is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller with its sequel, The Power of Six, now available. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa—Meghan, who is sixteen years old, has felt nothing is right since her father disappeared ten years ago. She discovers that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and must defeat the Unseelie Court to free him and her brother. Of course, there is the matter of the handsome Unseelie prince who might have to kill her rather than let her into his heart. Girl Scout Troop 1310 recently earned their Local Lore badge. As Conway Matched by Ally Condie—Cassia’s perfect mate is selected for her by the Society. residents, they wanted to learn more about the rich history of this area. They But at the same time as Xander is announced, Ky’s photo flashes on the screen. completed the Conway history walk and toured Red Hill Groves, enjoying Cassia and Ky slowly begin to fall in love and Cassia begins to doubt the wisdom delicious fruit, juice and ice cream. The troop was taken through Red Hill Groves of the Matching ceremony. Book 2, Crossed, is now available and continues the and shown how the fruit is delivered fresh from the groves, then cleaned, divided story of Cassia and Ky. and packed. The girls, led by Mrs. Julie Chamberlain, want to sincerely thank Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson—This is the seventh book in Red Hill Groves for spending time teaching them about the citrus industry the Maximum Ride series. Max is pining for her ex-boyfriend, Fang, who has left and Conway history. The girls are now selling Girl Scout cookies and would to form and lead his own flock. Max begins to believe the evil scientists who have appreciate your support. This year they are also taking orders for cookies to be said that her destiny is to save the world by providing the missing genetic link. sent to US military troops around the world. For only $3.50 per box, you can However, their goal is to destroy any non-genetically altered human. Fang’s new send a box of cookies to our brave servicemen and women. Look for the troop as flock and Max’s flock must unite along with the unique talents of Angel to defeat they are out selling until February 17, or for more information, feel free to call this latest threat. 407-856-0120. www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 27 Entertainment Seniors events will run from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. The cost is $25; free parking is available. Bring your clarinet to play in the On the Cheap Music Faculty Recital Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7:30pm clarinet choir! Students provide entertainment opportunities not found Location: East Campus, Performing Arts Center UCF Orchestra Concert anywhere else. Support their efforts and perhaps Cost: Free Saturday, February 18, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:30pm discover budding new stars. Location: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo 2021 W. University of Central Florida Events State Road 426 Oviedo, FL 32765 Cost: Free UCF Wind Ensemble Concert Saturday, February 4, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Guitar Series At UCF: Johannes Moller, Location: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo 2021 W. Classical Guitar STATE ROAD 426 OVIEDO, FL 32765 Tuesday, February 21, 2012; 8:00pm - 10:00pm Cost: Free Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Cost: Free GUEST ARTIST: University Of South Carolina Trio Tuesday, February 7, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm Clinic Session with Brian Balmages Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Saturday, February 25, 2012; 10:00am - 11:30am, 1:00pm - Boone High School Events Cost: Free 2:30pm Campus Location: Visual Arts Building, Room 146 Reservation Run 5K International Piano Series: Jean-Michle Dayez Cost: Free February 4, 2012 Saturday, February 11, 2012; 8:00pm - 10:00pm Clinic session for area band directors and music Cost: $20 (50% of money goes to club or team of Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) education majors with guest conductor/composer Brian runner’s choice and 50% goes to race costs and Cost: Adults $20, Under 18 $10, Free with UCF ID. Balmages improvements to Boone’s sports facilities) Register at: http://www.booneathletics.ocps.net/ Piano Masterclass: Jean-Michle Dayez UCF Wind Ensemble Concert reservation-run-registration.asp Sunday, February 12, 2012; 11:00am - 1:00pm Saturday, February 25, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:00pm Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Campus Location: Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132) Orchestra Cost: Free Cost: Free February 16 – Urban Orchestra Festival Performance - 7:00pm at Jones High School UCF Jazz Chamber Groups Concert II Flute and Piccolo Day Tuesday, February 14, 2012; 8:00pm - 9:30pm Sunday, February 26, 2012; 1:00pm - 6:00pm Valencia Community College Events Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Cost: Free Cost: $25 New Orleans Portfolio: Works by Barbara Brainard Featuring two guest artists: Friday, January 20, 2012 – March 9, 2012, 7:30-10:30pm Guest Artist Recital: Gwen Burgett Thrasher, Percussion Linda Chesis - Professor of Flute and Chamber Music Location: Anita S. Wooten Gallery - Valencia College, East Thursday, February 16, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:30pm ,Manhattan School of Music Campus Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) Jan Gippo - Former Piccolo/Flutist of the St. Louis Cost: Free Cost: Free Symphony Orchestra, Author of The Complete Piccolo This is an exhibition of drawings and prints depicting the pre and post Katrina city, its vernacular architecture, low UCF Orchestra - Open Dress Rehearsal UCF Symphonic Band And Concert Band Concert horizons, giant vaporous skies and people. Friday, February 17, 2012; 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sunday, February 26, 2012; 7:00pm - 8:30pm Location: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo 2021 W. Campus Location: Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132) Music Student Showcase State Road 426 Oviedo, FL 32765 Cost: Free Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7:30pm Cost: Free Location: East Campus, Performing Arts Center UCF Theatre - BURY THE DEAD Cost: Free 22nd Annual UCF Clarinet Day Black Box - February 16-19, 23-26 Saturday, February 18, 2012; 12:00pm - 5:30pm It is the time of “the second year of the war that is to A RAISIN IN THE SUN Campus Location: Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116) begin tomorrow night.” A modern classic, this anti-war February 15-19, 22-26, 2012 Cost: $25.00, Free with UCF ID play gives eloquent voices to our dead military warriors, Location: Black Box Theater, East Campus This will be a day of clarinet activities designed for high enabling them to speak with their loved ones of the days The drama is the story of an African American family in school and community college clarinet players, including of living, now lost forever. the 1950’s, waiting for an inheritance check to come in performances, workshop, and a mass clarinet choir Cost: $54 the mail. The New York Times calls it “a play that changed reading session. Registration will begin at 12:00 noon in http://theatre.ucf.edu/index.php American Theater forever.” Single Tickets: $12 for General the lobby of the Rehearsal Hall on the UCF campus, and Admission, $10 for Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 28 Park News Mommy & Me (ages 2-4) Session III: January 30 – March 19 Registration: January 24, 8:00am Free Classified Ads Dover Shores Community Center (407)246-4451 On-line. Classes every Monday 10:00-11:30am Cost: $21 per session Alicia’s Zumba Class Morning Classes – M, W, F 9:30-10:30 am Parents Night Out February 17, 7-10pm Classified ads are no $5/class or $40/10 classes Evening Classes – M, T, Th 6:30-7:30pm Registration – February 13 $6/class or $40/10 classes K-5th grade Dance Classes Cost $6 longer available in print. Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm Sports Club ( Home-Schooled students 6th to 12th grade) Cost: $35/session (4 weeks) Session VI: February 2-23, $20 Golf Lessons Session VII: March 1-22, $20 Classes every Thursday 9:00-11:30am Our webpage is updated Thursday 3:30-4:30pm Cost: $60/session (4 weeks) Tumblers Gymnastics Program Ages 3-5 - Monday 6-6:30pm, $50/month as we receive new ads. Karate Classes Ages 5-8 – Monday or Tuesday 6:30 – 7:15 pm, $55/month Monday and Friday Ages 8-12 – Tuesday 7:15 – 8:00pm, $55/month 3:30pm-4:30pm Cost: $5/class Email your ad copy to Midnight Basketball – ages 16 and up Wadeview Community Center (407)246-4479 firstname.lastname@example.org 9:00pm – 1:00am Cost: Free Aerobics Exercise Class – for all ages Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm Ad copy can also be en- tered directly through Cost $25/month our webpage. Sorry, Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex (407)254-9820 Bingo (Seniors) Monday and Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm Cost: Free no ads will be taken via Fun Club (for Home-Schooled students K-5th grade) Session VI: January 31- February 21, $20 Session VII: February 28-March 20, $20 Sapphires (for girls ages 11-18) Classes every Tuesday 9:00-11:30am Mentoring group for young women Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm telephone. Middle School Mania February 3, 7-10pm Self Defense Classes Registration: January 30 Saturday 9:00am March 2, 7-10pm Registration: February 27 Students Working Against Tobacco WWW.ConwayNews.com Cost: $6 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 3:00-4:00pm Ages 11-17 407-257-2478Locally owned & Operated www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 29 Service Center The VSC has several programs which include their sexual assault services, crime victim services, and they offer support groups. They can often be seen at community fairs and events offering therapy and support and outreach and preven- outreach to victims and they provide prevention Aids Crime tion. Their sexual assault program consists of op- erating the 24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline, the Sexual activities to youth groups, professional organiza- tions and the community upon request. Victims Assault Treatment Center where they provide forensic evidence collection up to 120 hours post If you are a victim of crime, call the Victim sexual assault, and their non acute services for Service Center at 407-644-2577. Sexual Assault The Victim Service Center of Central Florida, adult survivors of childhood sexual assault and survivors can call our Rape Crisis Hotline 24/7 Inc., the certified rape crisis center serving Or- on-going advocacy and support for those who at 407-497-6701 and speak to a trained sexual ange County citizens, recently received “exem- were victimized more than 120 hours ago. assault counselor. plary” reviews during their recent audit by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The The VSC also has crime victim services for indi- If your business or group would like to learn FCASV certifies rape crisis programs in the viduals who were victims of assault and battery, more about how they can get involved with the state of Florida, monitoring the programs every robbery, DUI (persons crimes). Those services Victim Service Center they can call 407-644- two years to assure compliance with state stan- include educating the victim on their rights, ad- 2577 or attend one of our informational brief- dards. The Victim Service Center is pleased to vocating on behalf of the victim, navigating the ings held the last Wednesday of the month from announce the flawless audit and looks forward criminal justice system, assisting with applying noon to 1 pm. Call as seating is limited. The to continuing to set the standard for other rape for Victim Compensation, crisis counseling, and VSC would also be happy to come to your loca- crisis programs throughout the state. emotional support. They have therapy available tion to provide information about our services or for individuals who have no other means to pay how to get involved. The Victim Service Center is a non-profit orga- to assist with trauma related to victimization nization providing services to victims of crime. PINE CASTLE PIONEER DAYS Discover your roots... Will Wallace Mary Randolph William Nancy King Hansel Coaocoochee “Uncle Dan” Aaron Jacob Harney Harney Glover “Granny” Harris “Wildcat” Prescott Jernigan Summerlin 1832 – 1912 1844 – 1870 1810 – C1875 1837 – 1934 1807 – 1857 1856 – 1927 1813 – 1891 1820 – 1893 February 25th & 26th, 2012 www.pinecastlepioneerdays.org www.conwaynews.com 407-850-0121 FEBRUARY 2012 PAGE 30 Let’s Talk Travel Monthly Morsels Valentine’s day is synonymous with flowers, candy and overpriced dinner reservations. It’s a holiday made much more enjoyable when celebrated at home with the one you love. Why break the bank at a crowded steakhouse when you can relax at home and prepare a wonderful meal with your partner instead? These grown-up truffles are the perfect end to a home- cooked meal: filled with seductive dark chocolate, strawberry jam and a touch of balsamic vinegar, they’re topped off with a kiss of freshly cracked white pepper. Unexpected, sumptuous and sophisticated, these truffles Jaclyn Fishman make for a truly memorable and unique Valentine’s day! Strawberry Balsamic White Pepper Truffles Yield: 24-30 truffles, depending on size Ben Reed 8 ounces good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 5 ounces heavy cream Central Florida from 18,000 Feet and Falling! 1 ounce unsalted butter 1.5 ounces strawberry jam, at room temperature Central Florida, (and the whole State of Florida for that matter), is not generally considered 1-2 teaspoons good balsamic vinegar an adventure destination. Our beaches are great for relaxing and theme parks for carefully 1 bag dark chocolate candy coating cultivated fun. And with a terrain that’s mostly flat, sweeping vistas of canyons, mountains and freshly cracked white pepper, for topping waterfalls are impossible to find. But Florida can surprise you. Enter Skydive Space Center. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a medium-sized In celebration of my 30th birthday this past year, I did what every other person would do and bowl and set aside. convinced my family to skydive with me! Skydive Space Center < http://skydivespacecenter. com>, is a quick 50-minute drive from Orlando to Titusville and an even faster trip down! What Combine the heavy cream and butter in a small is skydiving like? Let’s take a look. saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Using a heat-proof spatula, stir the cream and butter occasionally, and heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is at a simmer. When Nervous and not-so-nervous thrill seekers (I was the former) quickly gear up and attend a the mixture is steaming but not yet boiling, remove from the heat and pour directly over the brief ground school session on how to properly exit an airplane. And then, it’s time to board. At chopped chocolate. 18,000 feet, Skydive Space Center offers the highest jump in the world. Sure they offer jumps at 15,000 feet, but why not go out in style 3,000 feet higher?! Allow the chocolate and cream mixture to sit undisturbed for about 30 seconds. Add the strawberry jam and balsamic vinegar, and begin whisking the mixture together until smooth Your ascent in the plane is brief, lasting just about 10 minutes or so. From our window seat, and uniform, about 1 minute. we could see New Smyrna Beach, the St. John’s River and even the Kennedy Space Center. Skydive Space Center has special privileges to fly around their airspace, allowing jumpers the Once all the ingredients are thoroughly combined, cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap opportunity so see the launch pads, VAB and shuttle landing strip. Awesome. and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate mixture is slightly firm, but still soft to the touch. Once at altitude, everything happened so fast. The door opened up, the first jumper jumped and before I knew it, I was standing at the edge of the plane. In the blink of an eye we were Remove the bowl from the fridge. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and, using a falling… fast, towards earth - about 120 miles per hour. But that’s the irony of the whole teaspoon, begin scooping rounds of chocolate onto the baking sheet, leaving room between experience. Despite the fact that you’re hurtling towards the ground at speeds two times faster each truffle. Repeat until all the chocolate mixture is used up. than you travel on the Florida Turnpike, you feel like you’re floating. The views spectacular, the sensation unforgettable. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for about 15 minutes, just so the truffles can firm up a bit. First time jumpers are attached to an instructor who pulls the ripcord, opening your parachute Remove the baking sheet from the fridge. You may want to put on a pair of disposable several thousand feet above the ground. Your fall lasts just over a minute, and with the gloves, because this next part can get messy! Working one at a time, gently roll each truffle parachute deployed, a gentle 5-minute descent to the ground. We landed right on the mark, into a rounded shape and place back onto the baking sheet. Once all the truffles are rolled, which is no surprise, my instructor had 12,000 jumps under his belt. return the baking sheet to the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the truffles are firm. Would I do it again? Absolutely? A third time? Without hesitation. The hardest part is getting Melt the candy coating according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the baking the courage to jump the first time. Looking back, it was one of the best adventure moments I’ve sheet from the fridge and, working one at a time, coat each truffle in the chocolate coating. ever experienced. And who would have thought Florida was the one to offer it? Place the coated truffle back onto the baking sheet and sprinkle very lightly with the freshly cracked pepper. Repeat until all truffles are completed. Would you ever go skydiving? Why or why not? Comment with your thoughts on my Facebook wall at facebook.com/adventureswithben. And be sure to checkout the skydiving video at Once the candy coating has set and the truffles are firm, they can be transferred to an adventureswithben.com airtight container and stored at room temperature for up to three days. I’ll see you out there…! Enjoy these truffles with fresh Florida strawberries, a glass of good champagne and ***** the one you love! Let’s Talk Travel is a monthly column featuring Conway Resident and Travel Blogger Ben Reed from adventureswithben.com. S.O.B.E. Have you ever needed a business or a service and didn’t know who to ask? Southeast Orlando Business Exchange can help. 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