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					                                The Official Newsletter of Celebration                                                               July 2010

     A LOOK                          Celebration marks largest Relay since 2003
     INSIDE                          At the recent wrap party for
                                     Relay for Life, Celebration 2010,
                                                                                              the evening even more special as they distributed
                                                                                              and maintained the luminaries through the night.
                                     Committee Members, Team
                                                                                              The largest group of cancer survivors to date was
                                     Leaders and friends found more
                                                                                              treated to a special reception by the Columbia
                                     to celebrate than they ever imagined.
                                                                                              Restaurant. The more than 100 survivors were
                                     They already knew that they had
                                                                                              honored for their strength and bravery.
                                     exceeded all of their goals. But then it was announced
                                     that out of 34 relays in Central Florida Celebration     Entertainment was also at an all time hig h, chaired
                                     was #1 for fundraising and the party took on a new       by Scott Hanover, who teamed with Dulcy Murchison
                                     energy. Celebration to date has raised $144,668.78       and Katie Tamanini. A special “Thanks” to the
                                     and monies are still coming in. This is an 87%           Japanese Drum performance by the Montessori
       Preparing for a               increase in fund raising over the 2009 Relay. This       School; Carolyn Pankalla, soloist; Justin Nickerson
         Hurricane                   was accomplished by the 40 teams and over 500            with Anti Gravity and Babe Planet and Joe Magic,
                   See Page 8        volunteers who participated and the many generous        our DJ’s.
                                     contributions by our residents, businesses and the
                                                                                              A great planning committee, enthusiastic team leaders
                                     greater community.
                                                                                              and teams and the support of the residents and
                                     This year’s event also marked the highest number         community at large is the r ecipe for the most
                                     of luminaries around the lake thanks to the leadership   successful Relay in 2010.
                                     of our chair, Teresa Flores-Sweet. Her insight to
                                                                                              Celebration rocks!
                                     partner with our local Boy Scout Troop 125 made
                                                                                                                                       Continued on page 6

                                     Break out of boredom this summer
   4th of July Parade                Celebration’s Summer Breakout program began with         As the program continues throughout the summer,
               See Page 15           an awesome first week. The activities included a visit   there will be a chalk artist visiting and a trip to an art
                                     from the Florida Extension Service and 4H with a         studio for Splash Art, the opportunity for participants
                                     butterfly presentation and activities and ended with     to learn how to make their own homemade slime,
                                     a trip to Gatorland. The new playground, the Jones       and much more! Every week has a theme that
                                     Room and the pool at Lakeside combined are a             incorporates activities, visiting guests and craft
                                     terrific location for the camp.                          projects, as well as awesome field trips!

                                                                                              Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided by the
                                                                                              Osceola County School District. There are only a
                                                                                              few spots that are now open in the program, but a
                                                                                              waiting list is available. To register, please stop by the
                                                                                              Celebration Community Center, 851 Celebration Ave.

                                                                                                     Meet this year’s staff! See page 16.
          Runner Girls
               See Page 27                                                                    For more information contact Parks & Recreation at
                                                                                              (407) 566-1200 or

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Ladies and gentlemen:

                                                                         CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Start your cameras!
What exciting events are making 2010 a year to remember in
Celebration? Start filming the community’s events, activities and
milestones and you could win big in the Celebration Year in Review
2010 video contest!

At each year’s annual meeting of the Celebration Residential Owners
Association (CROA), a video showing off our community’s year is
shown. This year, we want you to be a part of that historic moment.

                                      Capture the moments that are
                                      making this a special year for
                                      the Celebration community,
                                      create a video, burn it to a
                                      DVD and sent it to Celebration
                                      Town Hall (851 Celebration
                                      Ave.) by Nov. 1. Prizes will be
                                      awarded to the top three videos,
                                      including a first prize of $100!

                                      Winning videos will be
                                      broadcast at the annual
                                      meeting, on the Front Porch,
                                      Celebration Town Hall
                                      Facebook page, CTV and
                                      will be provided to the
                                      Celebration History

                               Town News

                               NEW TO CELEBRATION?                                                        CELEBRATION                                         Trash Schedule
                                      Welcome to Celebration! Here is a list to help get you                 NEWS                                             Please break down boxes and put
                                                                                                                                                              them out with regular trash.
                                           up and running quickly as a new r esident.                    851 Celebration Ave.                                 Trash needs to be within 4 feet
                                                                                                         Celebration, Florida 34747                           of the alley or curb before 7 a.m.
                               Celebration                          Celebration                          Phone: (407) 566-1200, e-mail:                       on the scheduled day. Toters are
                               Community Center                     Town Hall                                     to be kept by or in your garage
                               Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm      Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm                                                             except on the scheduled trash
                                                                                                         Executive Director -                                 day. Call Celebration Sanitation
                               851 Celebration Avenue               690 Celebration Avenue
                                                                                                         Pat Wasson                                           Services (trash) at (321) 939-
                               (407) 566-1200                       (407) 566-1201
                                                                                                                                                              1805 to arrange for bulk pickup
                               Art Director -                                       or for more information on trash
                               Here you can obtain these necessi-   Look for the rows of white pillars   Scott Zwiebel                                        toters and recycle bins.
                               ties:                                at Celebration Avenue and Market                                                          Thank you for your continued
                               • Forms to request changes           Street. Here you can view open       Advertising & Sponsorship -                          cooperation!
                                 to your property                   house listings, pay assessment       Mary Pleban, (407) 433-2992
                               • Resident’s pass                    invoices and pick up community                            Trash pick up
                                                                                                                                                                 Mondays and Thursdays for
                               • E-mail account                     maps.                                                                                     North Village, Celebration Village,
                                                                                                         Celebration News is the official newsletter of
                               • Community website access                                                Celebration and is published monthly.                    Lake Evalyn, West Village
                               • Community newsletters              Celebration                                                                                    and parts of East Village
                               • Parks & Recreation information     Parks & Recreation                                                                             Tuesdays and Fridays for
                                                                    Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm                                                           Aquila Reserve, parts of East Village,
                               Community                            851 Celebration Avenue                                                                      Artisan Park and South Village
                               Computer Help Desk                   (407) 566-1200
                               (407) 566-1200                                                                                   Recycle Day
                                                                                                                              Wednesday for all villages
                                                                                                                                                                   1) Plastics (#1 and #2)
                                                                                                                                                                   2) Metal cans
                                                                    Stop in for your:                                                                              3) Aluminum Cans
                                                                    • Community Directory
                                                                                                          BACK ISSUES
                                                                                                                                                                   4) Newspaper
                                                                    • Welcome Packet                                                                             * Absolutely NO Glass *
                                                                    • Information on Foundation             Visit the official publications                     Yard Waste Day
                                                                      Grant Program                      section of the Front Porch Website
                               610 Sycamore St., Suite 110                                                                                                         Wednesday for all villages
                               (in the Seminole building            • Memorial Garden                     at to view                       All yard waste clippings must
                               behind SunTrust Bank from            • Foundation Scholarships             back issues of Celebration News.                      be in black plastic bags or a can
                               Celebration Ave.)                    • Classical Concert Series              For more information about                         (you must be able to close the lid).
                               Monday - Friday 9 am – 5 pm            Information and Tickets             registering for an e-mail account                   Yard waste must be tied up in a plastic bag and
                               Phone: (407) 566-1234                • Veteran Memorial Bricks                      with Celebration,                            not exceed 50 pounds. Branches and limbs
                                                                                                                                                                 must be tied up and less than 4 feet long .
                               Fax: (407) 566-1264                                                           please call (407) 566-1200.                                  No logs or tree trunks.

                                      Governable Organizations                                                          Celebration Community Development District
                                             For detailed descriptions of the entities                                          Board of Supervisors Meeting
                                        that play a role in the governance of Celebration,
                                           please visit and view                                                       Tuesday, July 27, 2010
                                                        the ‘My Town’ page.                                                                       9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                             851 Celebration Ave.
                                      CROA - Celebration Residential Owner’s Association                                                                  •
                                                       (407) 566-1200
                                                                                    Celebration Residential Owners’ Association
                                   CNOA - Celebration Non-Residential Owner's Association                                         Board of Directors Meeting
                                                      (407) 566-1200
                                                                                                        Tuesday, July 27, 2010
                                                                                                                                                  6:30 p.m.
                                              CJC - Celebration Joint Committee                                                              851 Celebration Ave.
                                                        (407) 566-1200
                                                                                                     *Meeting times subject to change

                                       CCDD - Celebration Community Development District
                                            (407) 566-1935 • FAX (407) 455-4128
                                                                                                           EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
                                      ECDD - Enterprise Community Development District                                             Town Hall Emergency Number:
                                             (407) 566-1935 • FAX (407) 455-4128                                                    (866) 621-4337 (after hours)
                                                                                                               Emergency: 911
                                                  TCC - The Celebration Company                                                       Osceola County Sheriff :
                                                          (407) 566-4020                                                          (407) 348-2222 (non-emergency)
    CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
                               Relay for Life 2010                                          Continued from page 1

                                Fundraising Clubs for Relay                                                  Relay For Life of
                                                                                                             Celebration 2010 Committee
                               Gold: Teams that raise in excess of $10,000 (highest to lowest)
                                                                                                             Event Chairperson               Pat Wasson (2011 Event Co-Chair)
                               Relay Rangers, Kim Gromoll, Team Captain                                      Event Co-Chair               Connie Fitzmartin (2011 Event Chair)
                               Community Presbyterian Church, Edith Seymore, Team Captain                    Honorary Chairperson                                Mike Harford
                                (in honor of Stephanie Girard)
                                                                                                             Team Development Chair                             Al Valentino III
                               Corpus Christi Church, Richard Joossens, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Team Recruitment Sub-Chair (New Teams)            Dulcy Murchison
                                                                                                             Team Retention Sub-Chair (Past Teams)                  Gary Smith
                               Silver: Teams that raise in excess of $5,000 (highest to lowest)
                                                                                                             Team Development Committee                               Ed Rehrig
                               Celebration Town Hall, Cindy Swisher, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Logistics Co-Chairperson                             Jim Mortimer
                               The Pink Ladies, Patricia Delaney, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Logistics Co-Chairperson                          Bert Fitzgibbons
                               Colon Cancer Clan, Gina Rumbaugh, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Logistics Committee                                     Pete Colon
                               No More Noma, Heather Robbins, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Logistics Committee                                Jerome Simpson
                               Bronze: Teams that raise in excess of $2,500 (highest to lowest)
                                                                                                             Sponsorship Chairperson                               Tim Swisher
                               Celebration K-8 School Faculty & Friends, Kelly Leavell, Team Captain         Corporate Sponsorship Retention                      Charlie Rogers
                               Team Wicked, Kimberly Locher, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Luminaria Chairperson                           Teresa Flores-Sweet
                               Bank of America – Celebration, Team Captain, Jessica Ortiz
                                                                                                             Luminaria Committee                                     Lori Rockel
                               Celebration Imaging, Celebration Health, Karen Straut, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Luminaria Committee                                      Blair Ryan
                               Platinum Dance Academy, Amy Boisvert, Team Captain
                                                                                                             Activities & Entertainment Chairperson:             Scott Hanover
                               Highest Fund Raising Individual
                                                                                                             Activities Sub-Chair                                Katie Tamanini
                               Stephanie Girard, who set her personal goal of $25,000 raised
                                                                                                             Advocacy Chairperson:                             Charlene Goeller
                               approximately $34,000.
                                                                                                             Publicity Chairperson:                          Carole Sappington
                               Sponsors for the event:                                                       Public Relations/Marketing                            Kristin Mola
                               Hopes View                                                                    Public Relations/Marketing/Publicity                  Tim Duncan
                               Rotary Club of Celebration                                                    Public Relations/Marketing/Graphic Art               Scott Zwiebel
                               Florida Hospital, Celebration Health                                          Accounting & Registration Chairperson:                Kathy Carson
                               Smart City                                                                    Day Of Counters                                 Jennifer Richardson
                               Celebration Community
                                                                                                             Mission Development Chairperson:                    Lenore Phillips
                                                                                                             Survivor Chair                                       Betsy Spencer
                                                                                                             Survivor Ceremony Sub-Chair                         Donna Cornett
                                                                                                             Survivor Registration Sub-Chair                     Vanessa Barnes
                                                                                                             Online Chairperson:                                  Brian Goeller
                                                                                                             ACS STAFF PARTNER:                                 Rebekah Swyers

                                Team Captians                Team Name                                        Team Captians             Team Name
                                Cynthia Swisher              Celebration Town Hall                            Loretta Harris            Faith Runners
                                Amanda Johnson               Disney Friends for A Cure                        Katia Guran               Davey Commercial Grounds Management
                                Kim Gromoll                  Relay Rangers                                                              A Div. of the Davey Tree Expert Company
                                Patricia Delaney             The Pink Ladies                                  Jessica Ortiz             Bank of America Celebration
                                Kathy Whitmire               Celebration Little League                        Kate Dinkins              Starbucks Coffee
                                Heather Robbins              No More ‘Noma                                    Heather Czujak            FHCH Specialty Service Lines
                                Tom Fitzmartin               Golfpark Properties                              Cindy Egan                The Purple Storks
                                Karen Straut                 Celebration Imaging                              Christopher Gillispie     CVS Pharmacy
                                Alfred Valentino             CHS AVID 9th Grade / the Beacon Salon            Kathy McGaughey           Ib for the Cure!
                                Kelly Myers                  CHS Avid 10th Grade / the Beacon Salon           Kim Manion                Ib for the Cure!!
                                Charlene Goeller             WDW Finance                                      Kimberly Slack            Pixie Power
                                Jesi Lehman                  Celebration National Junior Honor Society        Amy Boisvert              Platinum Dance Academy
                                Brian Goeller                Epcot ODF                                        Melissa Hill              Central Florida Karate Academy
                                Sarah Fay Brown              DWSS Stars                                       Lily Pham and Elle Morris Celebration High School’s
                                Kimberly Locher              Team Wicked                                                                 National Honor Society
                                Gina Rumbaugh                Colon Cancer Clan                                Jodi Meyers               CENTURY21
                                Kelly Leavell                Celebration School Faculty & Friends             Desarie Ellis             Flatliners
                                Vanessa Franz Barnes         Celebration Area Council                         Alana Hudson              Nike
                                Richard Joossens             Corpus Christi Church                            Steve Vermette,
                                Liliana Delara               The Celebrators                                  Torin Vermette            Celebration Boy Scouts Troop 125
                                Edith Seymore                Stef Girard /Com Pres Church                                               Celebration Cub ScoutTroop 125
                                Anu Gupta                    Celebration Interact Club                                                  Celebration Girl Scout Troop 35
                                Lenore Lord-Phillips         Rotary Club of Celebration
 Residents invited to

                                                                                                                             CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
 free presentation about
 preventing crime
  On Wednesday, July 21, Metro Crime Prevention will be giving a
  presentation about crime prevention at 7 p.m. in the Community
  Center, 851 Celebration Ave.
  Metro Crime Prevention is a non-profit community service
  organization developed by former law enforcement officers.
  Their mission is to achieve more awareness by the public of
  the criminal threat facing everyone in today's society and show
  effective measures to counter that threat.
  During the presentation, they will offer up-to-date information
  on all aspects of the current crime problem, and recommend
  tested procedures to enhance personal safety.
  Topics of discussion will include:

    • Identity Theft                       • Purse Snatching
    • Hurricane Safety                     • Fraud and Scams
    • Guns and Alternative Weapons         • Carjackings and more
  For more information contact Bert Fitzgibbons at

Celebration residents
create innovation
in industry                                                               Isn’t it time you tried us?
Celebration residents are known for their imagination and                    For free delivery to Celebration
entrepreneurial spirit, so it’s no surprise that Jeff and Carol Loch               Call (407) 507-4983
have created a company that is changing the way customers view
motor oil and how it affects the environment.

The Loch’s company, Green Earth Technologies, which has a corporate
office in White Plains, NY, makes two different brands of products
G-Oil and G-Clean. G-Oil is a bio-synthetic motor oil that is the first
and only bio-based motor oil to achieve API certification for 5w-30
motor oil.
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Instead of drilling for crude oil, the company uses beef tallow           Check out our full menu at
(animal fat) as the base. Tallow is in high supply these days that
the public has moved away from eating saturated fats. Green Earth
Technologies uses leftovers for the meat processing industry.

G-Oil also makes oil for OPE engines. This two cycle oil has no
smoke or smell, which eliminates the nasty headache often caused by
the smoke and smell from traditional oils when operating equipment
like weed wackers, edgers and leaf blowers.                                         William Benjamin
The company is also in the pr ocess of getting EPA tests that are            Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting
required to get their natural dispersant approved for use in the                       25 Years Experience
Gulf Oil Spill.

Several of Green Earth Technologies’ products can be found at the
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Home Depot. For more information about the company or where                  Cell: 321-746-3828    Home: 407-566-9140
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                               Preparing for a hurricane

                               As we enter the 2010-11 hurricane season, we’ve worked with Osceola          Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
                               County to compile valuable information that can be used b y                  Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is produced by
                               Celebration residents in case of an emergency. Richard Halquist,             many types of equipment and is poisonous to breathe. Don’t use a
                               Emergency Management Coordinator for Osceola County, will also be            generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline- or charcoal-
                               hosting a presentation on Emergency Preparedness at 6:30 p.m. on             burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or near a
                               Thursday, July 8 at 851 Celebration Ave.                                     window, door, or vent. Don't run a car or t ruck inside a garage
                                                                                                            attached to your house, even if you leave the door open. Don’t heat
                               If a storm is approaching, the Osceola County Hurricane Hotline              your house with a gas oven. If your carbon monoxide detector sounds,
                               number is (407) 742-0000. It is activated when needed, regardless            leave your home immediately and call 911. Seek prompt medical
                               of the current or planned Emergency Operations Center (EOC)                  attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and are feeling
                               activation level, for citizens who have specific questions or need           dizzy, light-headed, or nauseated.
                               to speak with an Osceola County representative.
                               By calling this number, residents can get information on issues such         Follow all warnings about water on roadways. Do not drive vehicles
                               as boil water notices, open shelters (including special needs shelters),     or heavy equipment through water. If you have to work in or near
                               curfews, utilities, sandbags, schools, government offices and courts,        floodwater, wear a life jacket. Prevent mosquito bites by wearing long
                               and locations of food, water and ice.                                        pants, socks, and long-sleeved shirts and using insect repellants that
                                                                                                            contain DEET or Picaridin.
                               For additional information, citizens are urged to visit
                               and click on “Hurricane Center” for updates. Information is also             Electrical & Fire Hazards
                               available on local television stations.                                      NEVER touch a fallen power line.

                               The Family Disaster Planning website (               Call the power company to report fallen power lines. Avoid contact
                               allows you to input specific information about your home, family, and        with overhead power lines during cleanup and other activities. If elec-
                               pets to create a personalized Family Disaster Plan that you can print        trical circuits and electrical equipment have gotten wet or are in or
                               out and save for future emergencies. In about 10-15 minutes, you will        near water, turn off the power at the main breaker or fuse on the serv-
                               receive a plan that includes:                                                ice panel. Do not turn the power back on until electrical equipment
                                                                                                            has been inspected by a qualified electrician.
                               • Recommended amounts of food and water
                               • Contact information and maps of your local evacuation zones
                               • Checklists of important steps to take before, during, and after

                               When preparing for a storm, pace yourself and get support. Be alert
                               to physical and emotional exhaustion or strain. Set priorities for
                               preparation and/or cleanup tasks, and pace the work. Try not to
                               work alone. Don’t get exhausted. Ask your family members, friends,
                               or professionals for support.

                               Food & Water
                               While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed
                               as much as possible. Add block ice or dry ice to your refrigerator if the
                               electricity is expected to be off longer than four hours.

                               Should you need to disinfect water, hold water at a rolling boil for one
                               full minute to kill bacteria. If you can’t boil water, add 1/8 teaspoon of
                               newly purchased, unscented liquid household bleach per gallon of
                               water. Stir the water well, and let it stand for 30 min utes before you
                               use it. You can use water-purifying tablets instead of boiling water or
                               using bleach. For infants, use only pre-prepared canned baby formula.
                               Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or storm
                               water; canned foods that are bulging, opened, or damaged; food that
                               has an unusual odor, color, or texture; perishable foods (including
                               meat, poultry, fish, eggs and leftovers) that have been above 40 degrees
                               Fahrenheit (F) for two hours or more.

                               Staying healthy
                               Clean out all open wounds and cuts with soap and clean water. Apply
                               an antibiotic ointment. Contact a doctor to find out whether more
                               treatment is needed (such as a tetanus shot). If a wound gets red,
                               swells, or drains, seek immediate medical attention.

                               Throughout a storm, be sure to use soap and water to wash your
                               hands. If water isn’t available, you can use alcohol-based products
                               made for washing hands.
    CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
                               Staying Prepared and Safe this Hurricane Season

                               by Town Hall’s ARC and Covenants Dept.
                               “Be Prepared” should be the motto this, and every, hurricane season.    Those of us with children would strongly suggest placing a pack of
                               Establishing plans for life saving procedures should begin now.         crayons/markers and paper in a box. Board games also come in very
                                                                                                       handy. Some great kids’ foods that don’t require refrigeration are
                               Determine family meeting locations and the escape r oute you and        applesauce and pudding cups and Gummy Bear snacks.
                               your family will use if necessary. You should also have an out-of-
                               state friend as a central contact, so all your family members have      The dog owners at Town Hall recommend having an extra leash on
                               a single point of contact.                                              hand, lots of Fido’s favorite snacks (even dogs need comfort foods)
                                                                                                       and extra food in a waterproof container. Also make sure to have
                               Assembling your Disaster Preparedness Kit now will prevent you          enough fresh water for your furry friends.
                               from last minute shopping and allow you to focus your attention
                               on other urgent matters. Many of our newest Florida residents may       Emergency repairs may become necessary, and you may not be
                               be asking, “What should the kit contain?”                               able to wait for an Architectural Review (ARC) application to be
                                                                                                       submitted. However, please note that permanent changes not related
                                • First aid kit and essential medications                              to major home damage w ill require ARC applications. The ARC
                                • Canned food and a man ual can opener                                 and Covenants Department will be available as soon as it is safe
                                • At least three gallons of water per person                           to come into the office to answer questions and assist w ith
                                • Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bag s          emergencies. Blue tarps are a requirement whenever a hurricane
                                • Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members       has damaged roofs. We will not be inspecting for repairs
                                • Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water   immediately, but would appreciate a call once you and your family
                                  if authorities advise you to do so (Remember, you’ll need a          are safe letting us know what repairs you need to make on the
                                  professional to turn them back on.)                                  exterior, and if you have been able to schedule repairs. We can
                                • Battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries                then keep track of repairs and assist you with any approvals you
                                • Battery operated weather radios have proven life saving in the       may need from our office. This information will also be beneficial
                                  wake of the tornadoes that hit Greensburg, KS.                       when parking becomes a premium as additional work trucks in
                                                                                                       the community.
                               The staff at Town Hall has already started their updated kits for
                               this year, and we’d like to share some of our ideas with everyone.      Trash and debris will also be an issue w e will be addressing as
                               With the right planning, riding out a hurricane can be turned into      a community. Should you have any questions please contact
                               an opportunity to reconnect with our children, spouse, family or        Town Hall as we will be updating our team here in the office
                               hurricane buddy.                                                        with any news or schedule updates as we receive them.

                               Some suggestions for how and where to store your items:                  Emergency Contact Information:
                               in cardboard boxes on a shelf in a closet or in a r ubber tub/s
                               in the laundry room.                                                     Town Hall Emergency Number: 866-621-4337
                                                                                                        CCDD (trees and streets): (407) 566-1935
                               Must haves to ride out a hurricane:
                                • Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! The added benefit w ith this         ECDD (water & sewer): (407) 566-1935
                                  choice is the need to consume immediately before it melts!
                                                                                                        Progress Energy: (407) 629-1010 or 800-700-8744
                                • IPOD - ready to go
                                • Portable DVD player - charged and waiting                             Celebration Sanitation: (321) 939-1805
                                • Disney spray fans
                                                                                                        Smart City: (407) 827-1234
                                • Bible
                                • Laptop computer with a fully charged battery                          National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Web Site:
                                • Purell Individual Wipes (must haves)                          
                                • Your favorite bottle of wine (don’t forget the corkscrew)

                                                                                                          Montessori School of Celebration
                               ID Badge Policy                                                               Pre-K through Middle School
                               resolution update                                                                                       Th M t          i      fl     i
                                                                                                                                       The Montessori way of learning: a
                                                                                                                                       unique method of education that
                                                                                                                                       challenges children to move forward
                               The Celebration Residential Owners Association (CROA) Board                                             without creating barriers, helping each
                               approved the following resolution to the current ID Badge policy:                                       to excel at his/her pace, fostering
                                                                                                                                       independence and a love of learning.
                               a. A passholder may bring no more than four (4) non-resident                                            901 Begonia Rd, Celebration, FL 34747
                               guests outside of their immediate family on any given occasion                                          Tel: 407.566.1561
                               unless under a scheduled event, private party, etc. The passholder
                               must remain with the guest(s) at all times.                                                          Visit us at
                               In order to avoid conflicts or disappointments please contact Town                                   educating children for life
                               Hall if you are having a party in one of the parks/playgrounds.
Listener Beware!

                                                                                                                                            CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
By Steve Marinaro, Celebration Safety Committee
Many music lovers are aware that listening to iPods and MP3 players
at high volumes can lead to hearing loss, however, not many of them
— especially not teens — do anything about it. In fact, when teens
are pressured by friends or family to turn down the volume on their
iPods, they often do exactly what you'd expect them to do: they
turn the volume up instead.

According to research from the Occupational and Environmental
Medicine program at Yale University, about 25% of iPod and
MP3 users listen at volumes sufficient to cause hearing damage.       Occupational Safety and Health) and shows different volume levels
Even teens express concern about the risk of hearing loss listen to   with their corresponding maximum daily listening durations for
music at potentially dangerous levels- levels that can easily reach   four types of earphones. Exceeding these levels is not a good idea.
over 120 decibels, equivalent to the noise of a jet engine.           Additional research might even suggest that “more conservative
                                                                      recommendations may be warranted.”
The type of earphones used also has an effect
on how long you can safely listen to your            % of volume      Earbud          Isolator         Supra-aural        IPod Stock
music. Some listeners use the buds provided            Control                                                            earphones
with the player, some upgrade to expensive
insert earphones such as the Etymotic ER6s              10-50%        No Limit        No Limit           No Limit           No Limit
(Isolators) or Shure E4cs. Some choose to                 60%         No Limit        14 hours           No Limit          18 hours
use large headphones that sit o ver the ears.
Depending on which you use, your safe                     70%         6 hours        3.4 hours           20 hours          4.6 hours
duration of listening is different.                       80%         1.5 hours        50 min.           4.9 hours         1.2 hours

The table, provided by researchers from                   90%         22 min.          12 min.           1.2 hours          18 min.
Boston University is based on standards                  100%          5 min.          2 min.             18 min.            5 min.
from the NIOSH (National Institute for
                               Keeping the pests away by being ‘green’

                               By Teddy Benson
                               With the latest stormy weather we’ve had, the “creepy crawlies” are
                                                                                                           For inside of your home:
                               starting to come out of the various preserve areas and into our homes.
                               So what can you do reduce the chance that these unwanted guests             • Cover food and beverages. This keeps bugs from being attracted to
                               come by for a visit and still be kind t o the environment?                    the scent emitted by uncovered food and drinks. Make sure to put
                                                                                                             away food items that will not be eaten soon. If there are leftovers,
                               For the outside of your home:                                                 store them in containers with lids and seal them tig htly.
                               • Seal all external cracks, joints, penetrations, edges and entry           • Avoid displaying overripe fruits in your kitchen counters.
                                 points with caulking. Protect exposed foundation insulation with            Use them at once or dispose them properly. The sweet scent of the
                                 moisture-resistant, pest-proof cover such as fiber cement board or a        fruit attracts fruit flies, ants, bees, and other insects into your home.
                                 galvanized insect screen.                                                 • Make sure to clean up promptly. Food particles lying around as
                               • Plan landscaping carefully. Avoid landscaping immediately adjacent          well as beverage spills draw the attention of bugs. Cleaning up the
                                 to the house by ensuring all parts of mature plants will be at least 24     mess right away discourages insects from coming in and stops them
                                 inches away from the home. Maintaining a buffer zone                        from infesting your home.
                                 between plants and the house per imeter limits the
                                 habitat suitable for insect infestations. This has the                    • Store pet foods in a sealed container. Do not let them sit out in
                                 added benefit of eliminating the need for ir rigation                       the open. Certain insects, such as flies, are attracted to them.
                                 close to the house, helping to prevent moisture                           • Keep garbage cans inside and outside your home clean and tightly
                                 leaking through the foundation.                                             closed at all times. This prevents odor from leftover foods from
                               • Install plants and landscaping elements                                     spreading out and attracting bugs and insects' sensitive smell.
                                 that repel pests and encourage                                              Even the slightest scent from food can lure bugs and insects.
                                 biodiversity. A yard that is dominated by
                                 one plant species, such as turf grass, is more
                                                                                                                    So with a few simple steps and a little elbow grease,
                                 susceptible to becoming a haven for a single
                                 type of insect. Biodiversity in a yard                                               you can fortify your home to unwanted guest –
                                 encourages a healthy, balanced ecosystem                                                        and still be green to boot!
                                 and lessens the risk of infestation.
Free child identification Summer Safety Tips

                                                                                                                                               CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
kits offered to                                                     As the thermometer registers 100 degree plus weather during the
                                                                    summer months, the Florida State Fire Marshal's Office has developed
Celebration families                                                this list of seasonal fire safety tips for you and your family. More
                                                                    information is available at
Child safety is a primary                                           • Store paints, fuels and all ignitable liquids in a cool, locked
concern of all parents. Every                                         metal cabinet. Greasy rags should be stored in a self-closing metal
time you turn around you                                              container. DO NOT store chemicals that are not compatible
hear about another unfortu-                                           together such as pool chemicals, oils, gasoline and cleaning products.
nate child abduction.                                                 If you’re not sure, call your local fire department.
According to the National
                                                                    • Never leave a grill unattended. Never use liquid fuel to start a fire,
Center for Missing and
                                                                      only approved charcoal lighter.
Exploited Children
(NCMEC), as many as                                                 • Avoid using gas or charcoal grills on enclosed porches or balconies.
800,000 children are report-
                                                                    • When on trips, check hotel/motel rooms for smoke detectors
ed missing every year – that’s more that 2000 children every day.
                                                                      as well as alternate means of escape.
Celebration Parks & Recreation is excited to be working with        • Fireworks, including sparklers, are dangerous. Fireworks are illegal,
James Juneman of New York Life Insurance Company to offer             including firecrackers. Leave them to the professionals.
a FREE child identification program to all Celebration residents.
                                                                    • Florida averages 8,100 wildfires each year, destroying thousands
Stop by the Jones Room/Great Lawn area in Lakeside Park
                                                                      of acres of forest, grassland and animals. Dispose of matches and
between 4:30-7 p.m. from July 6-8 to receive a complimentary
                                                                      cigarettes properly.
identification card and DVD, complete with photograph and
fingerprints.                                                       • Stow boat fuel carefully and use caution when refueling. Do not
                                                                      smoke. Be sure to vent engine compartment by turning on blowers
Having a Child ID is an impor tant step parents can take to help      when fueling.
protect their children. We hope you will take advantage of this
                                                                    • Use only flashlights in a tent. Never use candles, heaters or stoves.
opportunity to make sure you have what you need!
                                                                    • Keep your campfire small. When extinguishing fire, pour water or
For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at             dirt over it until the coals and ground are cool to the touch before
407-566-1200.                                                         leaving campfire.

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                               2010 Celebration Community Survey

                               by Don McDonald, President of the Celebration Residential Owners Association Board of Directors
                                                          Over the past several years, the Celebration    A periodic sound-
                                                          community has seen many changes take            ing of resident
                                                          place, including an ever-evolving demand        opinion offers the
                                                          for activities, events and communications.      board, staff and
                                                          As a way of gauging resident opinions on        other stakeholders
                                                          a variety of community topics, the              an opportunity to
                                                          Celebration Residential Owners                  identify challenges
                                                          Association (CROA) Board of Directors           and to plan for and
                                                          recently sent out a notice inviting residents   evaluate improve-
                                                          to participate in the 2010 Celebration          ments and to sus-
                                                          Community Survey.                               tain services and
                               This questionnaire was developed by the Celebration Communications         for long-term suc-
                               Committee, in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation and Special          cess.
                               Events Committee as a way to provide a statistically valid sur vey of
                               resident opinions about community and services provided by CROA.           These survey results will be used to make important decisions about
                               The survey results will be used by the board and staff for community       the activities and programs offered in Celebration. Please don’t just
                               planning and resource allocation, program improvement and policy           check a box – take the time to let the CROA Board know exactly what
                               making.                                                                    you and your family want to see in our community!

                                                                                                          If you haven’t already, please take a few moments to fill out the sur vey
                                HOA Assessments Due                                                       and mail it back or dr op it by either 851 Celebration Avenue or
                                                                                                          690 Celebration Avenue.
                                Celebration Residential Owners Association assessments are due
                                on the 1st day of every January, April, July and October.                 If you have any questions, please contact Celebration Town Hall at
                                                                                                          (407) 566-1200
                                After the last business day of those months, payments not posted
                                to accounts will begin to accrue late fees and interest. Please allow
                                10 business days for mailing and processing. Statements are mailed
                                out 10 days prior to the due date.
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                                                                                                                                                      CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
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Annual 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 3; 9 a.m.                                                   Stick around at the end of the parade to hear the winning groups.
                                                                           The most important part of the whole day is to be patriotic!
This year’s 4th of July parade will kick-off at 9 a.m., circling through
Town Center and part of Celebration Village. The theme for the par ade     If you would like to participate in the parade or volunteer to help
is “Remembering Our Nation’s Founders.” Civic and Service Groups,          at the parade, please contact Parks and Recreation at (407) 566-1200
families, and individuals, are invited to participate in the parade.       or

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Movie Night: The Blind Side
July 23; 7 p.m.                                                             Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates,
                                                                            Tim McGraw
Join us for this free, family feature! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the      Warner Bros.;
movies start promptly at 7 p.m. Be sure to get there early to ensure        Directed by John Lee Hancock
you get the best spot! Don’t forget your blanket or sleeping bag to sit     Rated PG-13; 128 minutes; 2009
on. Concessions will be available for purchase.                             THE BLIND SIDE
For more information contact Parks and Recreation
                                                                            This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless
at (407) 566-1200 or
                                                                            African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken
Come wearing your favorite football jersey and get a                        in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a
free bag of popcorn!                                                        person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the
                                                                            classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in
Up Next: The Princess and the Frog – October 8                              the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the li ves
                                                                            of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.
                               Meet the counselors at Summer Breakout                                                                                            Continued from page 1

                               Hi, my name is                                       Hi! I’m Toni.                                    Hi, I am Heather
                               PJ (AKA                                              I am 20 yrs old                                  and this is my
                               “Captain                                             and about to                                     first year with
                               Pajamas”). I’m                                       be a sopho-                                      Summer
                               happy to be                                          more at Florida                                  Breakout.
                               running the                                          Gulf Coast                                       I was born in
                               Celebration                                          University in                                    New York but
                               Summer                                               Fort Myers,                                      have lived in
                               Breakout 2010.                                       Florida. I’ve                                    Celebration
                               I have worked                                        lived in                                         for almost eight
                               with children                                        Celebration                                      years. I graduated
                               for many years,                                      since I was                                      from Celebration
                               and every day that I have that opportunity           nine years old, and wouldn’t want it any         High School and am currently attending
                               is a blessing. My background is theatre, so          other way. I grew up in Germany and am           Valencia Community College studying
                               I am very creative and life is good. We have         fluent in both English and German. I was         Criminal Justice to become a police officer.
                               a great team of people working with me this          previously a part of Summer Breakout and
                               year. Come have a great summer with our              I thoroughly enjoy getting to know all the
                               team.                                                kids who join the program every week.
                                                                                    They all make me feel like a big kid inside!

                                                           Hi, my name is                                                                                         Hi, my name is
                                                           Collin and I’m                                                                                         Anna. I am a
                                                           currently attend-                                                                                      new Celebration
                                                           ing Florida State                                                                                      resident. I attend
                                                           University.                                                                                            Southeastern
                                                           I am a former                                                                                          University and
                                                           Eagle Scout and                                                                                        am studying to
                                                           have regularly                                                                                         be a communi-
                                                           worked in                                                                                              cations manager.
                                                           community                                                                                              Last semester
                                                           service, previously                                                                                    I was a Tour
                               volunteering work with the Osceola County                                                                                          Guide/Student
                               Sheriff ’s Youth Camp. I love to read, draw,                                                          Ambassador. I have a background in
                               take long walks on the beac h and make                                                                photography. This is going to be a great
                               people laugh.                                                                                         summer!

                               Community Presbyterian Church
                               offers financial class
                               Community Presbyterian Church of Celebration will offer Dave                 The course is free, but each class participant needs a Membership
                               Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) on Sundays from 4-6 p.m.           Kit, which is available for purchase through the church or at
                               for 13 weeks beginning Aug. 22. Register for this life-changing    
                               experience by contacting the church. All are welcome.
                                                                                                            Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, a popular
                               FPU has helped more than 500,000 families positively change their
                                                                                                            national radio personality, best-selling author of The Total Money
                               financial future through common-sense principles. Through a
                                                                                                            Makeover and host of The Dave Ramsey Show on the Fox Business
                               “Total Money Makeover,” the average family pays off $5,300 in debt
                               and saves $2,700 in the first 91 da ys and is completely out of debt,
                               except for their mortgage, in 18-24 months.
                                                                                                            For more information call
                               The program consists of 13 lessons taught in an entertaining way.            (407) 566-2067.

                                Topics include:
                                • Saving                               • Influence of marketing                • Retirement and college planning
                                • Relationship and money issues          on buying decisions
                                                                                                               • Career changes
                                • Budgeting                            • Insurance
                                                                                                               • Real estate and mortgages
                                • Debt riddance                        • Bargains
                                                                                                               • Giving
                                • Creditors                            • Investments
                      Parks & Recreation Programs
Ballroom Dancing Classes                                                   StrollerFit’s – Mom-n-Tot Yoga

                                                                                                                                                     CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Community Center                                                           Wednesdays, July 7 – August 25; 1 p.m.
Thursdays, 7 p.m. - Beginners Cha-Cha                                      Celebration Community Center – Activities Room
Thursdays, 8 p.m. - Competition Class
                                                                           StrollerFit’s “Mom-n-Tot
The eight-week classes meet once per week                                  Yoga”- 35 min. 8-week
for one hour. The cost is $90 per person.                                  program for parents and
Register for classes at                                                    toddlers (ages 3-6 years old).                                            The activities will increase
For information or questions please                                        strength, flexibility, balance,
contact Nannette at (386) 532-2624 or                                      coordination, concentration skills, self-confidence and self-control.                                       It also helps to reduce stress and optimize reactions to psychological
                                                                           demands and pressures of everyday life! Classes are 8 wk sessions.
                                                                           Only 10 spots per session available, so reserve your spot now!
Celebration Baton                                                          Contact Marlissee Orlang, (407) 579-9896,
Twirling                                                          or
Celebration Baton Twirling is on
Summer hiatus! Monday classes will                                         Girls Lacrosse
begin again in August! Our Youth and
Teenage programs teach students                                            A summer clinic for cur rent club members is being planned, and a
baton twirling blended with different                                      clinic for new players is planned for the fall. Dates will be announced
styles of dance, show routines and                                         on the website,
teamwork. For more information or to
                                                                           As the club grows, we are interested in competing with other clubs and
register, please contact Tessah Ivey at
                                                                           teams outside of Celebration. If you are a former player or coach, and
(321) 402-4659 or e-mail at
                                                                           can offer a few volunteer coaching hours to the club, we would really,
                                                                           really appreciate it!

                                                                           For more information contact Vickie Harvey at (407) 414-4589 or

                          Celebrate Gymnastics                             Peace, Love, Lacrosse.
                          Community Center

                          Celebrate Gymnastics is flipping for summer!
                          We’d love to have your little tumbler join us!     Celebration
                          View the schedule at www.celebrategymnas-
                , or for more information contact
                                                                             Bridge Club
                          Christina Ganley at Christina.ganley@
                 or (407) 566-0733. If your       Thursdays; 1 – 9 p.m.
                          child is interested in gymnastics or you want      Heritage Hall
                          to help him or her get acti ve, sign up today!      1 – 4 p.m.   ACBL Duplicate Bridge
                                                                                           (No Reservations Needed)
                          Now offering summer camps for children
ages three years through fifth grade. Also available, summer classes           For more information, please contact Margaret Cooke
for ages 15 months and up.                                                    at (321) 939-2114 or

Kindermusik is taking a summer
vacation! Classes will resume
again in August! Research proves
that early integration of music
into your child's daily routine
means improving their ability to
think, reason, create, and express.
With Kindermusik you and your
child will participate together in
every step of the learning process.

For more information or to register, please contact Katherine
at (321)303-2118, e-mail or visit
                               Cook’s Nook:Celebration Town Tavern

                               The Celebration Town Tavern has truly become community gather-          The Celebration Town Tavern Family believes in community
                               ing place,as well as bringing a touch ofhome to many families orig-     support.An incredible amount oftime is dedicated to the schools.
                               inally from the Boston area.It has a cheerful feel where and almost     The Town Tavern is getting ready to host its 9th annual golf
                               every night you will be greeted by the same friendly familiar faces.    tournament,held on Sunday Sept.5,Labor Day weekend.Each
                                                                                                       year this tournament is bigger and better than the one before,and
                               The Tavern provides a true New England experience - from the best       this year should be no exception.To date,the Celebration Town
                               clam chowder to the tender,flaky Boston Scrod.The whole bellied         Tavern has donated more than a quarter ofa million dollars to the
                               Ipswich clams are the real deal,and as with all the New England         children in the Celebration Schools.
                               seafood,they are flown in fresh from Ipswich Massachusetts.For
                               those who do not feel like seafood,the prime rib is the best in town,   Ifyou haven’t been to the Celebration Town Tavern lately,they
                               the baby back ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender,and the steaks and      serve a fantastic Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.,
                               filets are top quality.The signature salad dressing is Mango Chutney,   along with their full menu.Friday night is a great place to kick off
                               which is made in-house.All desserts are handcrafted in house,and        your weekend with Krazyoke hosted DJ Laura.Saturday,Sunday,
                               are tough to pass up!                                                   Wednesday,and Thursday nights you can unwind to the acoustical
                                                                                                                                 sounds ofa mix ofgreat local talent.
                               The Tavern also features a full liquor bar and an unbelievable beer                               And remember,every Monday thru Friday
                               selection.With more than 99 bottles and 10 on tap,you are hardly                                  is the original and best Happy Hour in
                               limited.You also have an opportunity to join the International Beer                               town at both the outside Paddy ‘O Bar or
                               Club for free.Simply fill out the card and start drinking around the                              the main bar inside between 3-7 p.m.
                               world.When all 99 beers have been enjoyed,Bill will have your                                     Stop in to the Tavern soon and remember-
                               name engraved on a mug,hung on the wall,and every time you stop                                   when you are looking for great food,
                               by,your mug will be filled at a discounted price with a draught beer                              friendly faces,and some fun,the
                               ofyour choice.                                                                                    Celebration Town Tavern is the place
                                                                                                                                 where “everyone is a regular.”
                                  LOBSTER CHOWDER &
                                  IRISH BREAD
                                      Lobster Chowder — available every Friday                           Irish Bread — available on Sunday mornings
                                      1/2 gallon ofwater                                                 3 cups offlour                  In a separate bowl mix:
                                      1 quart light cream                                                3/4 cup sugar                   1 1/2 cups milk
                                      1 pint heavy cream                                                 4 teaspoons baking powder       1 egg
                                       Bring this to a boil — then add                                                                   3 tablespoons melted butter
                                                                                                         Mix well
                                      1.5 pounds ofpotatoes (peeled,boiled and diced)                                                    1 teaspoon vanilla
                                      1/2 pound oflobster base                                                                           Mix well
                                      3 cups ofcorn kernels
                                      1/2 oz dill weed                                                   Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients — and mix well.
                                      salt and pepper to taste                                           Add 1 cup ofchopped walnuts and 1 cup ofraisins to the
                                                                                                         batter.Place it in a greased loafpan,sprinkle the top with
                                      Let this cook and thicken slightly.Add 2 pounds ofchopped          cinnamon and sugar mixture.
                                      lobster meat.Let this cook again another five minutes and
                                      last step add about a 1/4 pound ofroux (butter & flour             Bake in a 325 degree oven for one hour.
                                      mixture) to thicken it.Let it cook about 15 more minutes
                                      to be sure all the flavors are blended together.

                                                                                                                                                      CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
                                          “Why float through life, when you can swim!”

All aquatic programs take place at Lakeside Park Pool. Class sizes are limited; pre-registration at Celebration Community Center is required.
                For more information, please contact Sara Williams at (407) 566-1698 or

                   Celebration                                                                Lakeside Pool
               Pool and Park Hours                                                         Lifeguard On Duty
                                                                          Please be advised that a lifeguard        When a lifeguard is on duty,
                  May 1 through Labor Day
                                                                          will be available at Lakeside Pool:        there will be a safety break
               Lakeside: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.                                   Mondays: 4-8 p.m.                 at :45 minutes past the hour.
           North Village, Spring Park, East Village:                          Tuesday through Sunday:               All swimmers under the age
                       7 a.m. - 10 p.m.                                          12-3 p.m. & 4-8 p.m.                18 will be asked to stay out
All Other Park Areas (North Village, Spring Park, East Village):                 until further notice.               of the pool for 15 minutes.
                        Close at dusk
                                                                                      No lifeguards are available at Spring Park,
         All hours are subject to change without notice.                                 North Village or East Village Pools.
        *When the air temperature is below 50º at 7 a.m.,
         Lakeside Pool will remain closed until 12 p.m.                  Celebration Aquatics-Skill/Age Levels
                     to help conserve energy.                          JES Preschool (3–4 years)                JES Advanced (5–12 years)
           If the air temperature remains below 50º,                   Open to all skill levels                 can swim 50 meters (freestyle,
            the pool may remain closed for the day.                                                             backstroke and breaststroke)
                                                                       JES Beginner (5-12 years)
         For questions or additional information,                      New to swimming
                please visit the Front Porch                                                                    Celebration Aquatics Teen
                                                                       JES Intermediate (5–12 years)            and Adult (13+ years)
        or contact Celebration Parks & Recreation                      Can swim 25 meters (freestyle            Open to all skill levels
                     at (407) 566-1698                                 and backstroke) non-stop
           or                                                                   Course fees - per session
                                                                                                                        (8 classes)
                                                                             Not sure what skill level          Residents: …………………$57
Summer Session Dates/Times                                                  to register for? Please call        Non-residents: ……………$67
(availability subject to change)                                              Sara at 407-566-1698
                                                                            to set up skill evaluation.         Registration Deadline for swim
Morning classes meet               JES Beginner                             (FYI - Lakeside Park Pool           lessons is the Friday before the
Tuesday through Friday             Morning, 10-10:45 a.m. &                   is 25 meters in length)           scheduled class date. Late regis-
Mornings 3 – July 13–23            11–11:45 a.m.                                                                trations will not be accepted.
Mornings 4 – July 27–August 6      Evening, 5–5:45 p.m.
Mornings 5 – August 10-20          Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m.;
                                   11–11:45 a.m. & 12–12:45 p.m.          Celebration Aquatics
Evening classes meet                                                      Private Swim Lessons
Tuesday and Thursday               JES Advanced Beginner                  Ages 3 and up, for all skill levels to schedule,
Evening 2 – July 20–August 18      Morning, 9–9:45 a.m. &                 please call Sara at 407-566-1698
                                   11–11:45 a.m.
Saturday classes                   Evening, 4–4:45 p.m.
                                                                       Jeff Ellis Swimming™                     • Encourages rapid success
June 19 – August 14 (no class      Saturday, 9–9:45 a.m. &
                                                                       • Enables individuals of all ages          through a teaching philosophy
July 3)                            11-11:45 a.m.
                                                                         to learn swimming and water              and techniques that provide a
                                                                         safety skills.                           positive, fun-filled approach.
JES Preschool                      JES Intermediate/Advanced
Morning, 10-10:45 a.m.             Morning, 9–9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                • Based on nationwide research
Evening, 6–6:45 p.m.               Saturday, 9–9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                  conducted by international
Saturday 11–11:45 a.m. &
                                                                                                                  aquatic safety experts Jeff Ellis
12–12:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                  & Associates, Inc.

     For questions or additional information, please visit the Front Porch or contact Celebration Parks & Recreation
                                   (407) 566-1698 or
                               THE FOUNTAINS SALON & SPA                                           ‘Trail of Nightmares’

                                          Premier Staff Special                                    looking for committee
                                                    All new clients 25% off           Walk-in      members
                                                    a haircut and blow dry.          Welcom s
                                                                •                             e!   Calling all Ghouls, Goblins and
                                          Keratin straightening treatment 50% off.                 Halloween enthusiasts. Come join us
                                          To smooth and add shine without the frizz.               in helping make this year’s “Trail of
                                                                •                                  Nightmares” more exciting and scary!
                                   Free haircut with any chemical service. (new clients only)
                                                                •                                  We would love your input!
                                         Free manicure with purchase of a pedicure.
                               Acrylic/pink and white nail and fill 20% off. Nail art included.    Please e-mail
                                                                                                   or call Town Hall at (407) 566-1200.

                                     7541 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
                                                    (407) 351-9300
Business News

                                                                                                                                               CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Reality television stars to visit Celebration
By Michael Nunez, Lexin Celebration Commercial, LLC
Come meet the stars of the hit
reality shows “Survivor,” “Big
Brother,” and “The Amazing
Race” as a part of this year’s
Summer Sidewalk Sale in beau-
tiful Celebration Town Center
and participate in the first ever
“Sales” Survivor Treasure Hunt
July 23-25.
On Friday, the Sidewalk Sale
kicks off with a “Sales Survivor:
Treasure Hunt.” Visit the restau-
                                                                         Continuing on Friday, a special VIP sponsor party will take place
rants to get your “treasure map” and use the clues to navigate through
                                                                         at Mona Lisa Suites Hotel with all the cast members on-hand.
Celebration Town Center to uncover the answers. One “Sole Survivor”
will walk away with $500 worth in cash and pr izes.                      On Saturday, a special autograph signing will take place on Market
                                                                         Street from 3:30-5 p.m., with a special “Survivor Party” at the
 Some cast members who are scheduled to appear include:                  Celebration Town Tavern that evening, with all proceeds from the
                                                                         party and autograph signing benefiting Give Kids The World Village.
  • Bobby Jon Drinkard- Survivor Palau and Survivor Guatemala
                                                                         On Sunday, the Sidewalk Sale continues and it will be the last day
  • Courtney Yates- Survivor China and Survivor Heroes vs Villains       to return completed treasure maps to be eligible to win.
  • Dan Gheesling- Winner of Big Brother 10
                                                                         The event is sponsored by Lexin Capital, Discovery Cove, and the
  • Eliza Orlins- Survivor Vanuatu and Survivor Micronesia               Mona Lisa Suites Hotel.
  • Eric Sanchez– Winner of Amazing Race All-Stars                       For more information visit
  • Eric Stein “America's Player”- Big Brother 8
  • Jerri Manthey- Survivor Australia, Survivor All-Stars,
    and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains
  • Jordan Pious- Winner of The Amazing Race 16
  • Natalie White- Winner of Survivor Samoa
  • Richard Hatch- Survivor Borneo (Season 1 winner)
    and Survivor All-Stars
  • Russell Hantz- Survivor Samoa and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains
  • Sandra Diaz-Twine- Winner of Survivor Pearl Island
    & Survivor Heroes vs. Villains
  • Teri and Ian- The Amazing Race 3 and
    The Amazing Race All-Stars
  * Appearances subject to change w ithout prior notice.
                               Smart City helps the TechUp K-8 Cause!

                               By Teddy Benson
                               For the past three months, Smart City has been promoting a new phone
                               service plan for residents. With each new signup for this plan, Smart
                               City has donated $100 to the TechUp K-8 cause. This month, Smart City
                               was proud to bring a check to Dr. Kennedy and the group TechUp K-8.

                               This donation marks TechUp K-8’s efforts to raise more than $110,000
                               for the Celebration K-8 School, which will be used for br inging the
                               instructional technology at the school up to par with the rest of the
                               schools in the district. The Smart City plans to continue their phone
                               service plan through the summer. So, if you are looking for phone
                               service and want to help the Celebration K-8 School, just give Smart
                               City a call!

                                                                 Left to right: Don Wier, Leah Carius, Dr. Kennedy,
                                                         Derek Cummings (Smart City), Mary Benson, Teddy Benson

                               Celebration Health physician elected to
                               internationally renowned societies
                               Only the top echelon of academic OB/GYN                                                               invasive gynecological procedures and promote the use
                               physicians are invited to become members of the                                                       of these types of surgical techniques around the world.
                               American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.
                               Candidates should be a leader in academic obst etrics                                                 “Being able to be on this board really puts the
                               and gynecology to include national prominence, good                                                   advanced surgical work being done at Flor ida Hospital
                               character and high ethical standing in addition t o a                                                 Celebration Health on a global scale,” said
                               recognized ability as a teacher and clinician to even                                                 Dr. Advincula.
                               be considered for fellowship in the society. At an early
                               age, Dr. Arnold Advincula has earned this top                                                          Dr. Advincula’s specialty is minimally invasive and
                               recognition for his work in minimally invasive                                                         robotic gynecological surgery. His minimally invasive
                               gynecologic and robotic surgery.                                                                       and robotic surgery expertise led him to perform the
                                                                                                                                      world’s first robotic myomectomy, a procedure that
                               “I am so honored to have my life’s work recognized                                                     surgically removes uterine fibroids and repairs the uter-
                               by this group,” said Dr. Advincula, medical director                                                   ine muscle. Benefits of a robotic myomectomy include
                               of the gynecologic robotic surgery program at Florida                                                  maintaining a woman’s existing fertility, potentially
                               Hospital Celebration Health. “For such an established group of                         increasing fertility, avoiding a hysterectomy and limiting visible
                               physicians and thought-leaders to embrace and recognize the                            scarring. A leader in advanced gynecologic surgery, Dr. Advincula
                               technological advancements I have been pioneering in gynecologic                       continues to develop and practice techniques that address the complex
                               surgery is a real accomplishment.”                                                     hysterectomy and radical endometriosis surgery so that women can
                                                                                                                      undergo these procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. Most
                               Additionally, Dr. Advincula was also honored with a board of trustee                   recently, Dr. Advincula returned from South America where he
                               election to the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy. The                    performed Columbia’s first gynecologic robotic hysterectomy in
                               society is made up of cutting-edge physicians who perform minimally                    Bogota at the XXVII Congreso Nacional de Obstetricia Y Ginecologia.

                                Celebration Health receives Beacon Award
                                Florida Hospital Celebration Health’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was                   locally and nationally recognized for excellence in healthcare.
                                the first in Central Florida to receive the National Beacon Award by                  The Beacon Award affirms the unit’s passion to fulfill the promise
                                the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The                          of the community of high acuity and critical care nurses who hold
                                Beacon Award recognizes adult critical care, adult progressive care                   the welfare of patients and their families as primary.
                                and pediatric critical care units that exemplify nursing innovation,
                                high quality patient outcomes, healthy work environments, commit-                     The Adult ICU application for the Beac on Award for Critical-Care
                                ment to excellence, leadership and organizational ethics.                             Excellence is an on-line process. Each application is reviewed by
                                                                                                                      three to five external experts who decide which organizations will
                                For patients and families that go t o a unit that is awarded this presti-             receive the honor. Hospitals that participate in the Beacon Award
                                gious Beacon Award, it exemplifies better care and improved out-                      application process help set the standard for what constitutes an
                                comes. For the nurses, it means a positive, healthy work environment                  excellent acute and critical care environment through the collection
                                and high morale. Hospitals earning the Beacon Award are both                          of evidence-based information.
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                                                                                     CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
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                        New                              Painting
                    Construction                        Exterior / Interior
                     Commercial / Residential               •
                            •                            Flooring
                        Additions                          Wood / Tile
                            •                              •
   Residential          Remodels                        Moulding
        •                Kitchens / Baths          Crown / Baseboards, etc.
   Commercial                  •                             •
                              Roof                        Stucco
                      Replacement / Repairs

(321) 939 -2818
                            Servicing Celebration With Pride…
                       We handle required Celebration ARC applications

                  Cow-clad customers
                  get free meals on
                  Cow Appreciation Day
                  On Friday, July 9, Celebration Chick-fil-A® will celebrate its
                  annual Cow Appreciation Day event by offering a free meal to
                  any customer who visits the restaurant fully dressed as a cow.

                  Customers dressed “head to hoof ” in cow attire will be
                  rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A Meal (breakfast, lunch or
                  dinner), which includes an entrée of choice, a side item and
                  a beverage. For those “too chicken” to wear full cow costumes,
                  Chick-fil-A will award a complimentary entrée to customers
                  partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted scarf,
                  purse, hat or other accessory.

                  Chick-fil-A also has launched a special website dedicated to
                  the occasion, In addition to
                  providing further details about the event, the site offers cow
                  costume ideas and tips, as well as downloadable cow spots,
                  masks and other bovine-themed accessories for customers to
                  use to create their costumes. The site also will host two online
                  photo contests, one contest for adults 18 and older and another
                  for children 10 and under. Both contests will award free
                  Chick-fil-A products for a year to the best cow-dressed
                  customers, and children will also have the opportunity to
                  win a $1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bond and a dig ital camera
                  through the “Show Us The Cow” kid’s photo contest.

                               A Schedule of Happenings In and Around Celebration                                                                                                                    July 2010
                                                                    Recurring Events                                                                            Scheduled Events
                                              Corpus Christi, 1050 Celebration Ave.                                                     July 4           A Flashback 4th of July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 p.m.
                                               (New Times) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
                                              Souljourn Christian Fellowship, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                              The Bridge Millennia Church, AMC Theatre Celebration 9:30 a.m.
                                              Celebrate Church, Omni Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.
                               Sunday         United Parish of Celebration, K-8 School . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.
                                              Celebration Community Church, CHS Auditorium . . 10:30 a.m.
                                              Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration
                                               Sunday Worship Service (Summertime hours) . . . 10:00 a.m.
                                              Farmers Market (Town Center) . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

                                              Summer Breakout            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m – 6 p.m.       July 12         ARC Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.
                                              Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.       July 12         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade
                               Monday         Weight Watchers (Presbyterian Church) . 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
                                              Gymnastics Classes             . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 – 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         July 26         ARC Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         July 26         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade

                                              Summer Breakout            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m.      July 13          Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                              Running Club (Founder’s Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45 a.m.                                  Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade

                                              Celebrate Recovery Al-Anon Family Group                                                   July 13          Knights of Columbus

                                                (Presbyterian Church) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m                             (Corpus Cristi Community Center) . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

                               Tuesday        Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.      July 20
                                                                                                                                        July 27
                                                                                                                                                         CCDD Meeting           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         CROA Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                        July 27          CROA Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                        July 27          Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade

                                              Summer Breakout            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m.       July 7          Covenants Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.
                                              Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.       July 12         Recreation Committee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                              Mah Jongg, Artisan Park Clubhouse . . . .9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.                             July 14         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade
                               Wednesday      The Bridge Millennia Church Nights of Fire Meeting . . . 7:00 p.m.
                                                Family Chiropractic Clinic (604 Front Street)                                            July 28         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade
                                              Writers’ Group Meeting (Community Center.) . 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         July 28         Democrats of Celebration (Heritage Hall) . . . 6:30 p.m.

                                              Summer Breakout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m.                 July 15          Travel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m.
                                              Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.      July 15          Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                              Casual Duplicate Bridge (Heritage Hall) . . . . . . . . . . 1 – 4 p.m.                                     Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade
                                              Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m.      July 29          Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 p.m.

                               Thursday       Running Club (Founder’s Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.
                                              ACBL Duplicate Bridge (Heritage Hall) . . . . . . 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade

                                              Ballroom Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                              Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration
                                               Contemporary Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

                                              Summer Breakout            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m.       July 16         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                                              Rotary Club                                                                                                Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade
                               Friday          (Season’s Café, Florida Hospital) . . . . . 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                         July 23         Movie Night – The Blindside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.
                                              Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.       July 30         Gymnastics Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 – 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ages 4 yr. – 8th grade

                                              Petanque (Lakeside Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m.               July 3           4th of July Parade (Downtown) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.
                                              Celebration Seventh-Day Adventist
                                                Adult Study Group, Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.

                               Saturday         Children’s Worship, Nicholson Center . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                              Worship Service, Ed Center 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 a.m.
                                              Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 p.m.
                                              Celebrate Church, The Hub at Watertower Place . . . 5:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                       All events take place in the Celebration Community Center,
                               Contact Town Hall to add your group’s events!                                                           (851 Celebration Ave.) unless noted otherwise.

                                                                                                                                                    CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
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 ‘A Flashback 4th of July’ Spectacular
in Celebration                                                            Schedule of events on July 4
                                                                                  5 p.m. Free Park and Ride Shuttle Service Begins
On July 4th, Celebration Town Center will once again travel back in            5:30 p.m. Event Opens
time. This time to an era when Poodle skirts were hip, Elvis was King,
                                                                                         DJ Tami begins
and a whole new version of rock-n-roll was born. Come experience
the 50’s all over again as Celebration Town Center celebrates July 4th       6:15-7 p.m. Roy Orbison Tribute (Michael T)
with “A Flashback 4th of July” - An All-American Sock Hop.                        7 p.m. 50’s Costume Contest/Celebrity Look-A-Like Contest
The event begins at 5:30 p.m., and the 50’s themed fireworks show         7:15-8:15 p.m. Ritchie Valens tribute (Ray Anthony)
will get under way at 9:30 p.m.                                           8:30-9:20 p.m. 50’s Motown Connection
                                                                            9:30-10 p.m. Fireworks
For more information about Celebration Town Center and Special
                                                                              10-11 p.m. 50’s and 60’s Motown Connection
Events, visit or call Michael Nunez
at (407) 566-4007.                                                               11 p.m. Event Closes

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Twin brothers win big while making
a difference in the lives of others
For the second year in a row, David and Luke Consolo are
the Grand Prize Statewide Winners of “Act-Out for Health”
TV public service announcement (PSA) contest for the state
of Florida.

Middle and high school students between the ages of 12
to 18 were challenged to create a video Public Service
Announcement (PSA) about Florida KidCare program,
a public supported health care insurance for school age
children. Florida KidCare accepts applications year-round
and children enrolled in the program receive regular
doctor’s visits, immunizations and routine vision and
hearing screening. Most families pay a premium of $20
per month, many pay nothing at all.

Last year Luke and David won the Statewide Grand Prize
for their video “Shielded Boy,” which was aired on Comcast
Cable Television (now also available on YouTube).
                                                                          Health care, however, remains an important issue for David and Luke,
Their 2010 winning video “I’ve Got Everything,” already on YouTube,       who strongly feel that a solution t o this daunting national problem is
is scheduled to air on Comcast Cable in the coming spring. Just like      of paramount importance.
in the previous year, the two brothers attended the awards ceremony
with one of their teachers, Patricia Calderon, and their school’s         Having been able to contribute to a cause of this magnitude and social
Principal, Jeannette Rivers, whom again accepted from Florida             importance has been an outstanding e xperience and an excellent use
Healthy Kids a generous donation for the school.                          of their talents.

David and Luke are seniors at The Osceola County School for the           Their ultimate goals are to join the Disney Company and be able to
Arts and are heading for college, where they intend to refine their       positively contribute to such an enduring name, very much synony-
creative talents. Lately, they are devoting much of their spare time to   mous of creative excellence, with some of their own creativity.
the making of their own computer games, and to designing a Website
for the “Mekheads,” which is a competing team in a multinational          Their video is available at
FIRST Robotics Competition (     

                                               410 Celebration Place Suite 208 •

                                                  David A. Marcantel, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
                                                    Brandy D. Kim, M.D., F.A.CO.G.
                                                   Robert F. Lemert, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
                                                       Jennifer L. Davis, ARNP-C
                                                           Serving Celebration and Osceola County since 1996

                               Conveniently located in the medical office building adjacent to Celebration Health Hospital

                                                                   Specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology

                               Gynecology                                                                       Obstetrics
                               • Annual Exams                           • PMS Counseling and Treatment         • Prenatal Care - Normal
                                • Pap Smears                             • Treatment of Abnormal Bleeding            and High-Risk Pregnancies
                                 • Contraception/Birth Control            • Evaluation and Treatment of         • Deliveries –Vaginal and Cesarean
                                           Including the new Implanon               Pelvic Pain                  • In office state-of-the-art
                                           and IUD’s                       • Treatment of Endometriosis              Ultrasound 4D
                                  • STD Testing and Treatment               • Ovarian Cyst Evaluation             • Preconception Counseling
                                   • HPV Testing                                    and Treatment                  • Onsite Fetal Monitoring
                                    • HPV Vaccination (Gardisil)             • Management of Menopause
                                     • Abnormal Pap Smears                          and Perimenopause
                                      • Infertility Evaluation                • Hormone Replacement Therapy
                                           and Treatment                       • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome            Office Procedures
                                       • Treatment of Fibroids                  • Vulvodynia
                                        • Adolescent Care                        • Vaginitis                   • Colposcopy
                                         • Uterine prolapse                       • Bladder support             • Cryotherapy
                                                                                                                 • IUD Insertion
                                                                                                                          (Paragard and Mirena)
                               Gynecological Surgery, Including Minimally Invasive Surgery                        • Diaphragm Fitting
                               • Surgical Treatment of Fibroids         • Polyp removal                            • Treatment of Genital Warts
                                • Surgical Treatment                     • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)             • Removal of Skin Tags
                                     of Ovarian Cysts                     • Endometrial ablation                     • Endometrial Biopsy
                                 • Laparoscopy                             • LEEP                                     • Treatment of Bartholin’s Cyst
                                  • Tubal Ligation                          • NovaSure                                 • Pelvic Ultrasounds
                                   • Hysterectomy                             (Endometrial Ablation)                    • On-site Lab

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                                                                                                                                                                CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Greetings from the dust bowl! I hope all is w ell with everyone in                      As for important milestones, recently we
Florida. Three months have now passed since we arrived in Kuwait                        conducted a semi-annual physical fitness test.
and the reality of being deployed has set in.                                           We are also days away from completing our
                                                                                        company weapons qualification. Even though
For the most part our Groundhog Day experience has begun. Life,                         we are deployed, sustainment training is still in hig h demand.
of course is extremely busy and the days seem to fly by.
                                                                                        When we arrived in Kuwait we had 75 Soldiers, currently our number
                                                                                        stands at 98. Since October we have had a lot soldiers cr oss-leveled
                                                                                        into our company. Most recently we gained seven soldiers came from
                                                                                        the IRR coming from as far away as California and Minnesota. The
                                                                                        bulk of the new soldiers have been assigned to support our mainte-
                                                                                        nance section. Our battalion’s mission is convoy security. To date we
                                                                                        have put in over 500,000 miles. The maintenance soldiers have done
                                                                                        an outstanding job at keeping vehicles on the road.

                                                                                        Best Regards,
                                                                                        CPT Jason Craft
                                                                                        “Panther 6”
                                                                                        Seminole Battalion

‘Runner Girls’ show                                                                      Fly your face in space
off winning skills                                                                      NASA wants to put a picture of you on one of the two remaining
                                                                                        space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. To launch your
Three Celebration residents are now able to show off the ribbons                        face into space and become a part of history, just visit
they won from the I-Drive 5K run, held in May. With 566 participants          
in the run, including several others from Celebration, these ladies
showed the other runners “how it’s done!”                                               Upload your image/name, which will be flown aboard the space
                                                                                        shuttle. Then print and save the confirmation page with your flight
Marge Hudec won first place, which included a ribbon and $25                            information to return to the site after the landing to print your
Uno Pizza gift certificate, for the 70 and over age division.                           Flight Certificate - a commemorative certificate signed by the
                                                                                        Mission Commander. You can also check on mission status, view
Earlyn Davidson won a second place ribbon and passes to                                 mission photographs, link to various NASA educational resources
Leu P. Gardens in the 55-59 age di vision.                                              and follow the commander and crew on Twitter or Facebook.

Betty Ritter placed first for her age division and also won two day
passes to Sea World.

Congratulations to Marge, Earlyn and Betty! They take pride in
                                                                                           Farmer’s Market
their accomplishments and encourage others to take part as well.                           Find the freshest fruits and vegetables, fun arts and crafts and
They believe it takes training and will power, but don't ever think                        much more at the Farmers’ Market each Sunday in Town Center.
it is to late to be a "Runner Girl."
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(l to r) Marge Hudec, Earlyn Davidson and Betty Ritter – Celebration’s “Runner Girls”
                               Dr. Monique Forte, Stetson University

                               management professor, passes away
                               Stetson University mourns the death of one                                                            “She served on the university’s Presidential
                               of its most beloved professors, Dr. Monique                                                           Search Committee in 2008 and 2009 and
                               Forte. Dr. Forte was a professor at both the                                                          chaired the Campus Life Work Group this
                               DeLand and Celebration campuses.                                                                      past academic year. She assisted with the
                               Students remember the constant inspiration                                                            School of Business Administration’s
                               and passion she brought to the classroom.                                                             accreditation maintenance, coordinating
                               She passed away unexpectedly early                                                                    the school’s Assurance of Learning program
                               Saturday morning, May 22, in DeLand.                                                                  and preparing the accreditation mainte-
                               She was 43.                                                                                           nance reports for AACSB International –
                                                                                                                                     the Association to Advance Collegiate
                               Dr. Forte had been named w inner of
                                                                                                                                     Schools of Business.”
                               Stetson’s 2010 McEniry Award for
                               Excellence in Teaching at the Spring                                                                 Dr. Forte served as chair of the Department
                               Commencement. A member of the faculty                                                                of Management in the School of Business
                               in Stetson’s School of Business Administration since 1994, she was          Administration from 2000 through 2005. She earned her BBA and
                               to have assumed the honor of an endowed chair, the C.R. Lindback            her MBA from the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. in Strategic
                               Professor of Business Administration, this fall.                            Management from Florida State University.
                               Dr. Forte taught management courses, was affiliated with Stetson’s          Her research interests included applications of psychological type,
                               Family Enterprise program, and was the advisor to the Sigma Nu              organizational politics, experiential learning, strategic change and
                               fraternity.                                                                 family enterprise. Working with Stetson colleagues Drs. Bob Boozer
                                                                                                           and Nick Maddox, she contributed to academic conferences and had
                               “She was a very close friend and colleague to me personally and to
                                                                                                           published articles in the Journal of Psychological Type, the Journal
                               many of our faculty, staff and students, and she will be very, very much
                                                                                                           of Management Education, and the Strategic Management Journal.
                               missed,” said Dr. Stuart Michelson, dean of the School of Business
                               Administration. “She was an outstanding teacher and scholar. She had        She is survived by her husband, Chad Bleuel, and her mother,
                               close relationships with her students and mentored many of them.”           Ramona Forte, both of DeLand; her brother, Malcolm Forte III of
                                                                                                           Peachtree, Ga.; and three nephews. She was pre-deceased by her father,
                               “You couldn’t help but get captured and captivated by Monique’s
                                                                                                           Malcolm Forte Jr.
                               energy, intelligence, optimism and spirit,” said Stetson President
                               Dr. Wendy B. Libby. “She was always ready to take on a new task or          Dr. Forte grew up in Columbus, Ga. Memorial services were held
                               challenge with gusto. Our university community has lost a scholar           this past May in the Lee Chapel of Elizabeth Hall at the main campus
                               and teacher, leader and friend.”                                            in DeLand and was attended by a great number of students, faculty,
                                                                                                           friends, and family.
                               “In addition to being an inspired teacher and mentor to students,
                               and a well-loved and respected colleague, Dr. Forte was very involved       Please visit
                               in service to the Business School and the university,” said Dr. Elizabeth   memorybook.php to post any comments or memories of Dr. Forte.
                               “Beth” Paul, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

                               Senior Moments                                                              Celebration residents
                               By Niki Zisel                                                               wins big at Special
                               Celebrating Memorial Day has been something 95-year-old Ruth
                               Carlson, a longtime resident of Celebration, has participated in since
                               her early years growing up in Minnesota.
                                                                                                           Olympics State Games
                               Ruth, a retired school teacher and a great grandmother, enjoys sitting       The Summer Special
                               on her porch spending time with family and friends and enjoying              Olympics State games were
                               a dish of ice cream.                                                         held May 14-15 at ESPN
                                                                                                            Wide World of Sports.
                               Ruth feels that ice cream has
                                                                                                            Among the winners repre-
                               always been a part of our
                                                                                                            senting Osceola County at
                               great American pastime,
                                                                                                            the Summer State Games was
                               and intends to keep that
                                                                                                            Celebration High School’s
                               tradition going by enjoying
                                                                                                            own Marc Doolittle.
                               a dish as often as she can.
                               I scream, you scream,                                                        Marc won a silver medal for
                               we all like ICE CREAM!                                                       the 100-meter run and a
                                                                                                            bronze medal for the r un-
                               Thanks, Ruth, for reminding
                                                                                                            ning long jump.
                               us to cherish our childhood
                               memories and to keep
                                                                                                            Way to go, Marc!
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Time to start the 2011 Celebration

                                                                                                                                                     CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Community Directory!
Calling all artists!                                                      Attention advertisers - past and new

Would you like to promote your talent and receive visibility across       The Celebration Foundation values our past advertisers and would
the Celebration community? Then the Celebration Foundation                like to assist you in continuing your visibility in the community by
invites you to submit your artwork for the cover for the 2011             working with you to place your ad in the 2011 Celebr ation
Community Directory.                                                      Community Directory.

The cover is 4.5” x 9.125.” Files in PDF and/or JPEG format with          If your business has not par ticipated in the past, we want to make
a minimum 300 dpi will be accepted. You may also bring by a CD            sure that you have the opportunity in 2011.
disc to the Celebration Foundation, 610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110.
                                                                                       Payments are due when ads are placed. For more
All submissions are                                                                    information contact Betsy Spencer at (407) 566-1234
due by Friday, July 30.                                                                or

For more information                                                                    Residents
contact Betsy Spencer
                                                                                       Don’t be left out of the residential section of the
at (407) 566-1234 or
                                                                                       2011 Directory! Please submit your data online at
                                                                              On the left
                                                                                       side of the page, click the verbiage in red, “Complete
                                                                                       Resident Data Form Online.” For more information
                                                                                       contact Betsy Spencer at (407) 566-1234 or

Celebration Foundation announces grant recipients
MARCH: $500 awarded to Junior
Achievement of Osceola County.
Junior Achievement helps prepare young
people in our schools for the real world by
showing them how to generate wealth and
effectively manage, how to create jobs and
how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to
the workplace. By putting Junior
Achievement volunteers from corporate
offices, college campus staff, and many
other professional businesses, all help
strengthen our community.

MAY: $3,000 awarded to Hospice of the
Comforter.                                                                     JUNE: $3,500 awarded to Celebration High School Pre-IB
As you all know, Hospice of the Comforter (HOTC) provides                      Foreign Language Program and ESOL Students.
inspiration and helps families when one of their family members                Funds will be used to purchase licenses of the Rosetta Stone
is critically ill. They desperately                                                                  Language Program to teach the sophomore
needed to reach out to families in                                                                   students French, Spanish and English.
need in Osceola County to let our                                                                    The ESOL students will benefit learning
residents know of their services.                                                                    the English Program to help with their
HOTC plans to educate Osceola                                                                        FCAT tests.
County residents through Osceola
Council on Aging, Health & Safety                                                                    JUNE: $3,000 awarded to
Fairs, Leadership Hispanic                                                                           Bishop Grady Villas
Luncheons at the Kissimmee Civic                                                                     Bishop Grady Villas is a nice residential
Center, Human & Veteran Services,                                                                    community in St. Cloud for adult individuals
Habitat for Humanity, Binational                                                                     with intellectual and developmental disabili-
Health Week Mexican Consulate,                                                                       ties. Funds will be used to help with the
Good Samaritan Health Fair, Girl                                                                     resident’s costs of materials, which include
& Boy Scouts, Help Now, Center                                                                       garden supplies, herbs, vegetable seeds and
for Drug Free Living, Park Place                                                                     plugs. The residents will sell the vegetables
Behavioral Center, to name a few.     Celebration Foundation Executive Director Kevin Johnson,       at the local Farmer’s Market and other
                                      Betsy Spencer and Celebration residents award a grant to       venues.
                                        Bishop Grady Villas
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  Clubs, Organizations & Events

                                                                                                                                                  CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Dancer’s Make Smiles and Take Trophies
By Sean Brown
It’s been a busy year so far for the danc ers from In Motion Dance       IMDP was awarded the title of “Top 10 Studio” in the country by
Project (IMDP), but a year filled with plenty of memories and            Star Systems National Talent Competition. This is a major accom-
accomplishments. Our local Celebration dancers have once again           plishment as the award is based on points fr om the regional compe-
qualified all of their performances for the 2010 American Dance          tition compared to studios from 34 other competitions around the
Awards National Championship being held in Orlando the w eek             country! From there IMDP went on to qualify all 69 performances
of July 12. But this year hasn’t just been about trophies, first place   for the American Dance Awards National Championship.
finishes and ultimate gold awards, it has also been about smiles.
Smiles on the faces of our audiences.                                    Icing on the cake came when eight IMDP soloists won regional
                                                                         titles and earned a spot to compete for Dancer of the Year in their
Dancers from IMDP put together several performances for others           appropriate age categories. We wish Celebration dancers Kaelie
in need of a few smiles. In September, the dancers visited Camp          Osorio, Ali Darr and Alex Brown good luck as they compete for
Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL, a non-profit campground for seriously         national titles at the Car ibe Royale in July. They will join other
ill children and their families. The performance organized by the        Celebration dancers Alex Blankenship, Ashley Harnish, Cecilia
IMDP dancers, included dance lessons for the campers and high-           Mendonca, Charly Santagado, Cortney Trowbridge, Elizabeth Small,
lights from a variety of different numbers. IMDP will be making          Eriel Santagado, Savanna McDowell, and Shaylyn Campbell, as
this an annual event, as Camp Boggy Creek representatives said it        they go for national recognition once again. Charly and Eriel will
was the best performance they’d ever had on their stage. Dancers         be giving up their titles of Teen Dancer of the Year and Junior
also entertained at the Adventist Care Nursing Home in October,          Dancer of the year respectively at the evening awards ceremonies.
bringing smiles to the elderly residents at the facility. You may have
been lucky enough to have seen IMDP performing at Snow Fall,             Amanda Plesa, owner of In Motion Dance Project, is delighted with
right here in Celebration on Dec. 20. February took the dancers off      the accomplishments of her students. “Our studio is so lucky to have
the stage and onto the court, where they wowed the crowd at the          such incredible kids that are consistently recognized at competitions
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons game. The Magic may jump a bit         for their talents. But what really makes me so proud is their interest
higher, but they couldn’t touch the flips, spins, turns, cool hip hop    in doing something nice for others. This year was just the start of
and acrobatic moves performed by the dancers!                            how we hope to perform for others in the community. The Camp
                                                                         Boggy Creek event was just as meaning ful for our dancers as it was
Once again the nationally acclaimed dance company showed why             for the campers.”
they deserve the top honors they consistently receive at competi-
tions. IMDP competed at Onstage NY in Orlando, Star Systems in           As the National Championships are being held in Orlando this
Lakeland, and American Dance Awards in Orlando and Tampa.                year, IMDP invites you to come out and see some incr edible per-
After taking the majority of first place awards at Onstage and the       formances while cheering on your local dancers! Details for the
title of “Super Star Studio” for most weekend points at Star Systems,    July competition are available at

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                                                                                                                                                    CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
in Osceola County
By Kate McMurry
At the May meeting of the Democrats of Celebration                                   For more information on these issues, contact
(DOC), a team of elected and appointed county officials                              Commissioner Harford at (407) 742-2000 or
spoke about growth management, job creation, parks and                     
recreation news, and progress on the new library building
in Celebration. The speakers included: Michael Harford,                                 The DOC are delighted to announce that Sheri Morton
County Commissioner from District 1; Donald Fisher,                                     will speak at their regular, monthly meeting on at 7 p.m.
Acting County Manager; David Tomek, Planning/Zoning                                     on Wednesday, July 28 at Heritage Hall, 951 Spring Park
Manager; Lania Crouch, Human Services Manager; Maria Toumazos,           St. Sheri is a longtime resident of Osceola County, a member of the
Administrator for the Economic Development Department,                   Board of Directors of DOC, and a highly respected political volunteer.
and Terry Johnson, Parks Manager.
                                                                         During the past 42 years, she has participated in more than 100
Mr. Fisher stated that Osceola County is striving to achieve proactive   campaigns, and she is thoroughly familiar with all of the local and
land use with quality, balanced communities similar to what we have      statewide Democratic candidates on the ballot for the primary election
here in Celebration. The county’s conceptual master plans can be         on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Sheri will offer information about each of the
viewed at                                               political contenders followed by a question-and-answer session.
                                                                         This is a great opportunity to fill in any gaps in your knowledge
Mrs. Toumazos said the county’s goal is to attract jobs that pay a       about the various candidates.
minimum of 115 percent of the county’s average annual wage,
or $35,000 a year, and ideally 200 percent, or $60,000 a year.           The mission of the DOC is to promote the platform and candidates
                                                                         of the Democratic Party through networking, educational, and
Mr. Johnson reported that at the Shing le Creek Regional Park,           promotional activities and to unite those in the Celebr ation area who
a restored 1890’s cabin and nature and visitor information center        are Democrats, either by registration or belief. However, you do not
are scheduled to open in February 2011.                                  need to be a Democrat to attend our monthly meetings or special
                                                                         events. Everyone is welcome! For further information about the DOC,
Commissioner Harford discussed the county’s need for sustainable         contact Stephanie Garber at
energy and transportation. He stressed that we must reduce traffic
on our roads since we cannot afford the cost of continually upgrading
them. He sees hope in commuter rail because there is no funding for
new roads unless it comes from tolls. Though there is a budget shor t-
fall of $27-40 million because of the drop in property tax values,
there is money set aside to build our new library in Celebration.
Plus, Congressman Alan Grayson incorporated a $1.5 million
spending request into the federal budget for the project. However,
there may not be enough funding to service it afterwards.

  Mah Jongg Group
  of Celebration
  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

  The group of 30 ladies meets on Wednesday though the year for
  the enjoyment of playing Mah Jongg. Players are invited to play
  all day or enjoy just one session. Free classes are held during the
  year for those who have an interest in learning the game.

  For additional information please contact Earlyn Davidson at
                               Knights of Columbus The Garden Club

                               invites new members of Celebration
                               By Richard DeMadona, Publicity Director, K of C                        By Diane Finney
                               The Knights of Columbus at Corpus Christi                              The Garden Club of Celebration gathered at the lovely Artisan Park
                               Church, Council 14132, would like to extend                            Clubhouse to enjoy their annual Spring Luncheon. Members partici-
                               an invitation to all Catholic men ages 18                              pated in lively discussions concerning the revitalization of the Artisan
                               and older to join our chapter. We need                                 Park Clubhouse planting beds.
                               men to help us with all the good
                                                                                                      This year we were able to award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating
                               works we do in the community, as
                                                                                                      Celebration High School seniors. Money for the scholarships came
                               well as around the county, state and
                                                                                                      from the community support of our annual pine straw sales.
                               world. The chapter meets on the
                               second Tuesday of each month at                                        Election was held, and I am pleased to introduce our new officers.
                               the Corpus Christi Community Center.                                   President will be Pat Levinson; Vice President, Patricia Alyesbury;
                                                                                                      Treasurer, Pam Smith; Secretary, Lyn Berelsman; Hospitality Chair,
                               If you can volunteer just a few hours a year to                        Glenda Temple; and Membership Chair, Sharon Veley.
                               help those who are not so fortunate, we would love to have you.
                                                                                                      The Garden Club encourages everyone to consider joining our friendly
                               The chapter offers programs for youth, the hungry, physically and
                                                                                                      group of gardeners.
                               emotionally disabled, the environment, civic involvement, and
                               other charitable efforts.

                               Our work is both gratifying and enjoyable. Meet men in your com-
                               munity with the same ideals as you who are committed to making
                               this a better community and world through their work and example.

                               We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Activities begin at 6:45 p.m.
                               and our meeting starts promptly by 7:30 pm. For more information
                               please contact Gary Govanus at (407) 396-2429 or
School Buzz

                                                                                                                                                    CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
Dear Celebration community residents:
I am very proud to report that 42 schools in the Osceola School            2009/2010 Silver School Award Winners:
District earned at least one of the state's highest awards for communi-
ty involvement this past school year. The Golden School Award is            Middle Schools: Discovery, Horizon, Kissimmee, Neptune,
given annually by the Florida Department of Education to recognize                          and Narcoossee
schools with exemplary volunteer programs. The award is presented             High Schools: Celebration, Gateway, Harmony, Liberty, Osceola,
to schools that meet certain criteria, including faculty training on                        Poinciana, and St. Cloud
how to work with volunteers and program policies and procedures.
The school principal must designate a school volunteer coordinator              Multi-Level: Celebration K-8, Harmony Community,
to provide leadership for the school volunteer program, and the school                       Osceola County School for the Arts,
must have a total number of hours of volunteer service that equals                           and Westside K-8
twice the number of students enrolled in the school.
                                                                           Evidence continues to be positive and convincing that students make
2009-10 Golden School Award Winners:                                       greater gains when schools engage families and the community in
                                                                           learning. I am extremely proud of our Gold and Silver schools for
Elementary Schools: Boggy Creek, Central Avenue, Chestnut, Cypress,        making family involvement a priority and for providing opportunities
Deerwood, Flora Ridge, Harmony Community, Hickory Tree,                    for family members, residents, and businesses to positively impact
Highlands, Kissimmee, Koa, Lakeview, Michigan Avenue, Mill Creek,          student achievement.
Narcoossee, Neptune, Partin Settlement, Pleasant Hill, Poinciana,
Reedy Creek, St. Cloud, Sunrise, Thacker Avenue Elementary School          During this school year, more than 8,200 parents, senior citizens,
for International Studies, and Ventura                                     business leaders, concerned adults, and students have donated well
                                                                           over 141,000 hours to Osceola County schools. Likewise, over 240
 Middle Schools: Horizon, Narcoossee, and Neptune                          businesses joined with Osceola schools in win-win partnerships
                                                                           through the Partners in Education Program. As society continues to
   High Schools: Osceola and St. Cloud                                     increase its demand on the r ole of teachers, and with a limitation
                                                                           of funds at issue, OASIS volunteers extend teachers’ and staffs’
     Multi-Level: Celebration K-8 and Osceola County                       professional skills and assist in the effor t to meet the unique needs
                  School for the Arts                                      of each student.

         Charter: Four Corners and Kissimmee Charter Schools               Individuals interested in becoming a school volunteer, mentor,
                                                                           or business partner for the 2010-11 school year are encouraged to
The Silver School Award is presented annually to recognize secondary       contact the OASIS School Volunteer Office at (407) 870-4080 today.
schools whose students provide exemplary volunteer services to
elementary and secondary schools. Student volunteer hours must             Thank you for your continued support!
equal at least one half the total number of students in the school.
                                                                           Dr. Michael A. Grego
                                                                           Osceola District Schools

Elementary students soar at Science Olympiad
All Osceola District Elementary Schools participated in the first annual   The purpose of
Science Olympiad. The schools were divided into three regions com-         Science
prised of nine schools each. Teams of eight students represented their     Olympiad is to
school. Celebration K-8 participated in the West Regional competition      bring science to
on May 17.                                                                 life, emphasize
                                                                           problem solving
All finalists were awarded certificates and medals, and the winners
                                                                           aspects of
were awarded trophies for first, second, and third place:
                                                                           science and the
Celebration K-8 was well-represented
                                                                           of science con-
among the winners, including:
                                                                           cepts, develop
Barge Building                                                             teamwork and
Third place - Celebration K-8                                              cooperative learning strategies among students, and make science
Straw Suspension Bridge                                                    education more exciting. The competition also promotes high levels
Second place - Celebration K-8                                             of achievement and a commitment to excellence, demonstrates that
                                                                           American students can perform at levels that surpasses expectations,
Airplane Toss                                                              and attracts more students, particularly females and minorities, to
Third place - Celebration K-8                                              professional and technical careers in science, technology, and science
                               Girls Flag Football                                                       Local athletes honored

                               Team honored                                                              at Breakfast of
                               The Osceola County School Board has named its 2009-10 Osc eola
                               Academic Champions for the spr ing sports of baseball, softball,
                               tennis, track, weightlifting, flag football, and water polo. This award
                               recognizes student athletes for performance in the classroom, as well     Three Celebration High School athletes were among Osceola County’s
                               as in the athletic arena.                                                 top high school athletes honored on May 25 at the Bright House
                                                                                                         Sports Network Breakfast of Champions.
                               Celebration High School’s Girls Flag Football team was named for
                               this honor due to their unweighted team grade point average of            A total of 27 athletes from throughout the Osceola County School
                               3.389.                                                                    District received special medals for being selected as the best male and
                               Each season, the team earning the highest grade point average in          female players in their respective sports. Selections of the top athletes
                               each sport from Osceola's eight comprehensive high schools will be        were made by local high school athletic coaches and athletic directors,
                               presented a certificate at a School Board meeting. The grades of the      as well as Florida Sports Hall of Famer and legendary newspaper prep
                               student athletes are submitted each season to the Florida High            sports columnist Bill Buchalter, who now works for Bright House
                               School Athletic Association (FHSAA), and top schools in the state         Sports Network.
                               are also recognized by the FHSAA.
                                                                                                          The Celebration High School award recipients were:
                               “I am proud to recognize these student athletes for their teamwork
                               not only in competition, but in the classroom as well,” said               • Boys Soccer, Santiago Echeverri, Celebration High
                               Superintendent Dr. Michael A. Grego. “Their success both on and            • Boys Tennis, Juan Cruz, Celebration High
                               off the playing field speaks to the high standards we have set for         • Girls Tennis, Gabriella Walton, Celebration High
                               our students and the motivation they have to achieve.”
                                                                                                         “These are the top high school athletes and they deserve to be
                               Congratulations also goes to Lauren Davis, a junior at Celebration        recognized for their accomplishments,” said Paul Kosuth, General
                               High, for being awarded Honorable Mention as Defensive Back for           Manager of Bright House Sports Network. “We want to make sure
                               the 2010 FACA Flag Football All-State Team. Lauren is a member            that these young men and women receive the praise and acknowl-
                               of the inaugural flag football team at Celebration High School.           edgement they deserve for the skills and ac complishments they have
                               Congratulations Celebration High Girls Flag Football Team!                demonstrated in their sports all through high school.”

                               New tree appears on
                               the Celebration K-8
                               School campus
                               By Teddy Benson
                               This school year will be the last year that the Celebration K-8 School
                               will have Dr. Kennedy as its principal. He has decided to step down
                               and enjoy retirement.

                               As a way to honor Dr. Kennedy and all his hard work and effort with
                               the school and the Celebration community, the group known as
                               TechUp K-8 thought that a nice farewell gift would be to get and
                               plant a tree in his honor. With the help of Pat Wasson and Garth
                                                                                Rinard from Davey,
                                                                                a 12+ foot oak tree
                                                                                was brought to the
                                                                                Celebration K8
                                                                                School and planted
                                                                                between the Media
                                                                                center /Library and
                                                                                the Main office.
                                                                                A dedication plate
                                                                                was also place with
                                                                                the tree to detail
                                                                                Dr. Kennedy’s serv-
                                                                                ice to the School.

                               You will be missed, Dr Kennedy. Have a great retirement!
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                               Kennedy’s Pride

                               By Dr. Wayne Kennedy, Celebration K-8 Principal
                               It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when I pr esented at the Grade   Front Porch Sales. We currently have
                               Expectations/Great Expectations meetings the situation regarding       partnerships with two companies,
                               technology at Celebration School K-8. As a result of those meetings,   Direct TV and SmartCity. Any person
                               the TechupK8 Committee was formed and a goal of obtaining              signing up for DirectTV for the first
                               $240,000 for instructional technology was established. I am pleased    time can automatically designate a
                               to say a lot has happened sinc e.                                      $100 contribution from Direct TV
                                                                                                      to our school. If renewing a contract
                               The committee has been actively soliciting funds from individuals,
                                                                                                      with Direct TV, $50 can be directed
                               businesses, corporations and charitable foundations. A phone drive
                                                                                                      towards ours school. These funds are
                               was held in December in which parents and community personnel
                                                                                                      from Direct TV not the subscr iber.
                               were contacted. A website, www.Techupk8, was established along with
                                                                                                      If we could get 500 people to renew
                               a PayPal account so people could use their credit cards to donate.
                                                                                                      subscriptions each year, our school
                               The committee participated in Founders’ Day activities as well as
                                                                                                      would obtain $25,000.00 for technol-
                                                                                                      ogy each year. SmartCity is also providing a program where if you sign
                                                                                                      up for their services, the school can receive $100. Recently we received
                                                                                                      a check for $3,100 as the first p ayment from the initial two months of
                                                                                                      the campaign. Both programs are a win-win for Celebration K-8.
                                                                                                      The committee is currently working on two specific activities,
                                                                                                      Celebration Games and Welcome Back Carnival. The Celebration
                                                                                                      Games are scheduled for November. Our involvement is really twofold,
                                                                                                      supporting the community and keeping TechupK8 on everyone’s mind
                                                                                                      as a way to help the school. We primarily have four areas we will be
                                                                                                      responsible for regarding the Celebration Games. They are sponsor-
                                                                                                      ships, Wii tournament, concession stands, and providing volunteers.
                                                                                                      The Celebration Residential Owners Association (CROA) has
                                                                                                      indicated that any net profit will be donated to the TechupK8,
                                                                                                      so this is another w in-win situation for Celebration K8.
                                                                                                      The second activity is the Welcome Back Carnival. Our first carnival
                                                                                                      was held last year about the second Saturday after school started.
                                                                                                      The event was very successful in terms of goodwill and finances,
                                                                                                      despite possible inclement weather and threat of cancellation.
                                                                                                      We had some great carnival rides which every age seemed to enjoy,
                                                                                                      along with some good food and other acti vities.
                                                                                                      TechupK8 has become an important part of our school community,
                                                                                                      just like the PTA and SAC committee. I think all schools should have
                                                                                                      such a committee in order to keep up with technology. If we count
                                                                                                      the grant money from organizations such as Osceola Educational
                                                                                                      Foundation and Celebration Foundation, as well as, donations from
                                                                                                      businesses such as Celebration Family Chiropractic, SmartCity, and
                                                                                                      Upper Crust, along with funds from the district for renovations of
                                                                                                      building 1, it is estimated that approximately $100,000 has been
                                                                                                      channeled towards instructional technology. The students, teachers
                                                                                                      and parents in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade were also involved through
                                                                                                      grade level read-a-thons, which raised over $7,000 for their classes.
                                                                                                      We have come a long way since the beginning of the school year.
                                                                                                      Every classroom teacher will start the school year next year with a
                                                                                                      computer, projector, and document camera. We have grown from
                                                                                                      eight Smartboards to close to 30. There is still a way to go, but I think
                                                                                                      we can say, we see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train
                                                                                                      coming towards us.
                                                                                                      On a more personal note, this is my last article for the
                                                                                                      Celebration News as I retired as of June 30, 2010. I have truly enjoyed
                                                                                                      the experience of being a part of the Celebration community.
                                                                                                      The parents and community leaders have been fabulous to work
                                                                                                      with. Our students are delightful and a pleasure to be around.
                                                                                                      The staff is outstanding and great to work with. Being the principal
                                                                                                      of Celebration K8 is the best job an educa tional leader can ask for.
                                                                                                      It was a great place to end my career. I hope you will all be as
                                                                                                      welcoming and supportive of Mrs. Clayton, the new principal.

                                                                                                      Have a great summer, as for me, I will be taking pictures of birds.
Stetson University Center News

                                                                                                                                                      CELEBRATION NEWS - July 2010
                                                                                                                  Center at Celebration

                                                    Information Sessions:
         General                                   Lawyer’s Assistant Program:     Fri., July 2 – 10 a.m. and Tues., July 13 – 5:30 p.m.
       Information                                 (Phone: 321-939-7604)
         321-939-7600                              Counselor Program:              Wed., July 7 – 5:30 p.m.                            (Phone: 321-939-7619)                      Reading Education Programs:     Tues., July 8 – 5 p.m.
                                                   (Phone: 321-939-7619)

                                              Ongoing Registrations for:
                                         Lawyer’s Assistant Program – Program begins July 22
                                             EMBA Program – Program begins Aug. 13
                                 Undergraduate Degree Completion Program – Program begins Aug. 14
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                    Technology Programs in MCSE, CCNA, Oracle, and Web Design – Various start dates. Call for details.

                                              Looking for Host Families
                 International students participating in the ELS Centers English language program held at Stetson University
                       are in need of host families for their length of stay, which typically runs for one to three months.
                                    (Families receive a monetary stipend to assist with expenses incurred.)

                      For more details about host families, contact Dianne James at 407-489-2017 or

                                             Lawyer’s Assistant Program
Many of us have heard the story about the lady                          The reason our students go through these exercises is not to make
that sued the well-known fast-food chain over                           them into lawyers, but to help give them a better understanding of
burns she suffered when she spilled some c offee                        the topic areas and their various terminologies and procedures. In
on herself. If one does research on that famous                         20 weeks these students have a basic understanding in law regarding
case for a summary of the events, you will find                         litigation, contracts, torts, criminal law, family law, real estate, estate
it is a fascinating read.                                               planning, guardianships, bankruptcy, and more.

Now, imagine you are in a class that has an in-                         Legal secretaries also
depth discussion with an attorney regarding the                         participate in the course.
nature of the case. Think about how interesting that discussion         Michelle M., a student
would be. Afterwards, you might be able to answer the following         graduate, explained,
questions:                                                              “I have been employed for
                                                                        two years as a legal assistant
1. In general, what are the objectives of product liability laws?       in a firm that practices
2. Did the plaintiff offer in advance of a trial a request to settle?   different areas of law cover-
   What happened?                                                       ing real estate, business con-
3. What type questions do you think the jurors were asked to            tracts, and bankruptcy to
   consider under this body of laws governing product liability?        family law and adoptions. I enrolled in the course to improve my
4. What did the jury decide concerning any fault the lady               knowledge and skills so I c ould make a bigger contribution to the
   did bear for how it happened?                                        firm. The Stetson Lawyer’s Assistant Program touched on my firm’s
5. What was the jury’s recommended award?                               practice areas as well as other major areas of law. An added benefit
6. What is the difference between compensatory damages                  was that it helped prepare me for the national ALS (Accredited
   and punitive damages?                                                Legal Secretary Exam) which I passed in December.
7. What was the court’s judgment?
8. Was the case appealed?                                               I am now ALS certified! This program is not only an e xcellent
                                                                        introduction to legal support for new employees but it is also
Welcome to the Lawyer’s Assistant Program offered at Stetson            invaluable for the experienced legal professional seeking to improve
University in Celebration where fascinating discussions and attor-      and expand their skills and terminology beyond what they currently
ney vignettes are the norm!                                             know. This course and the ALS certification definitely made me a
                                                                        more valuable member of the firm I work for. I highly recommend
Not only are real cases reviewed in class but fictional case studies    the course.”
are also presented to the students. The fictional exercises are based
on actual cases but the students get t o use legal vocabulary, termi-   Visit the Stetson Web site at for
nology, and procedures to answer questions posed of them and then       information on this and other int eresting courses offered right here
find out the real case name at the end of the discussion.               in Celebration.


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