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Stroll the Nightmare If You Dare

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									                                The Official Newsletter of Celebration                                                      October 2010

     A LOOK                           Celebration Kicks-Off Fourth Annual
     INSIDE                           Oktoberfest with Falling Leaves
                                      By Michael Nunez
                                     On October 8 and 9, Celebration Town Center              On Friday October 8 Oktoberfest will be celebrated
                                     transforms before your very eyes as the falling leaves   in the old-world German tradition featuring the
                                     of the season drop on Market Street in the all new       sounds of Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten.
                                     Fall Festival known as                                   Come join in on the interactive live show featuring
                                     Oktoberfest. Listen                                      everything from yodeling to crowd sing-a-long fun.
                                     for the rustling of
                                     leaves, relax by the                                     Then, come back
                                     lakeside and rock                                        on October 9 as
  Halloween Parking
                                     your troubles away,                                      Celebration Town
                   See Page 8
                                     or enjoy the live                                        Center welcomes
                                     music with family                                        Central Florida’s
                                     and friends in this                                      premier party band,
                                     one-of-a-kind themed                                     Kattyshack.
                                     extravaganza.                                                                                   Continued on page 6




               See Page 15




                                     Stroll the Nightmare… If You Dare
                                     By Jan Eldredge
                                     The Celebration Residential Owners Association           will once again be transformed into a frightful path
                                     is horrified to announce the LaVene Family Trail         stretching straight from your nightmares and into
                                     of Nightmares is back, now in its second year of         reality. Encounter creepies and beasties galore as they
      Flag Raised at                 bone-chilling, blood-curdling, skin-crawling fun!        emerge from the dark, slithering, crawling, lurching,
     Celebration High                                                                         and of course—sneaking up from behind.
               See Page 49           The haunting will occur at Celebration’s Lakeside
                                     Park where the peaceful, tree-lined walking trail                                              Continued on page 11


                                                                                                                             INDEX
                                                                                                                             4   Town News
Permit No. 40084                                                                                                            15   Parks & Recreation
   Orlando, FL                                                                                                              33   Community
      Paid                                                                                                                  36   Groups/Events
  U.S. Postage                                                                                                              43   Education
   PRSRT STD                                                                                                                     Real Estate
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010   2
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2010 Annual Meeting




                                                                       CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Thursday, Oct. 7
7:00 p.m.
Community Center

6:00 p.m.
Social Hour
(Light refreshments
will be served.)
7:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting

Make sure you are here for the results of the 2010 Community Survey!

The meeting is conducted in accordance with the association’s
governing documents (Celebration Community Charter and
By-Laws of the Celebration Residential Owners Association, Inc.).
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
at the Celebration Community Center (851 Celebration Ave.)

For more information please call Town Hall at
(407) 566-1200 or e-mail town.hall@celebration.fl.us.



       October 7: New Annual Meeting date
                  (6:00 social hour/7:00 meeting)

      October 26: Regular CROA meeting/workshop
                  stays on schedule due to the budget
                  review process.
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                                  Town News
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010




                                  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 resident.                     851 Celebration Ave.                                 Trash needs to be within 4 feet of
                                                                                                            Celebration, Florida 34747                           the alley or curb before 7 a.m. on
                                  Celebration                          Celebration                          Phone: (407) 566-1200, e-mail:                       the scheduled day. Toters are to be
                                  Community Center                     Town Hall                            celebration.news@celebration.fl.us                   kept by or in your garage except
                                  Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm      Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm                                                             on the scheduled trash day. Call
                                                                                                            Executive Director -                                 Celebration Sanitation Services
                                  851 Celebration Avenue               690 Celebration Avenue
                                                                                                            Pat Wasson                                           (trash) at (321) 939-1805 to
                                  (407) 566-1200                       (407) 566-1201
                                                                                                            Editor -                                             arrange for bulk pickup or for
                                  town.hall@celebration.fl.us          town.hall@celebration.fl.us
                                                                                                            Laura Poe                                            more information on trash toters
                                  Here you can obtain these necessi-   Look for the rows of white pillars                                                        and recycle bins. Thank you for
                                  ties:                                at Celebration Avenue and Market     Art Director -                                       your continued cooperation!
                                  • Forms to request changes           Street. Here you can view open       Scott Zwiebel
                                    to your property                   house listings, pay assessment       Advertising & Sponsorship -
                                                                                                                                                                      Trash pick up
                                  • Resident’s pass                    invoices and pick up community                                                              Mondays and Thursdays for
                                                                                                            Mary Pleban, (407) 433-2992
                                  • E-mail account                     maps.                                cn.marketing@celebration.fl.us                       North Village, Celebration Village,
                                  • Community website access                                                                                                         Lake Evalyn, West Village
                                                                                                            Celebration News is the official newsletter of
                                  • Community newsletters              Celebration                          Celebration and is published monthly.                    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                       parks.rec@celebration.fl.us                                                                     Recycle Day
                                  help.desk@celebration.fl.us                                                                                                         Wednesday for all villages
                                                                                                                                                                      1) Plastics (#1 and #2)
                                                                                                                                                                      2) Metal cans
                                                                       Stop in for your:                                                                              3) Aluminum Cans
                                                                       • Community Directory                                                                          4) Newspaper
                                                                       • Welcome Packet                      BACK ISSUES                                            * Absolutely NO Glass *
                                                                       • Information on Foundation             Visit the official publications                     Yard Waste Day
                                  610 Sycamore St., Suite 110            Grant Program                      section of the Front Porch Website                        Wednesday for all villages
                                  (in the Seminole building            • Memorial Garden                     at www.celebration.fl.us 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
                                  Fax: (407) 566-1264                                                                                                               must be tied up and less than 4 feet long.
                                                                                                                please call (407) 566-1200.                                  No logs or tree trunks.



                                                                                                                   Celebration Community Development District (CCDD)
                                         Governable Organizations                                                              Board of Supervisors Meeting
                                                For detailed descriptions of the entities                                             Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 • 6:30 p.m.
                                           that play a role in the governance of Celebration,                                               851 Celebration Ave.
                                              please visit www.celebration.fl.us and view                                                                    •
                                                           the ‘My Town’ page.
                                                                                                                      Celebration Residential Owners’ Association (CROA)
                                                                                                                                          Workshop
                                         CROA - Celebration Residential Owner’s Association
                                                                                                                               Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 • 9:30 a.m.
                                                          (407) 566-1200
                                                                                                                                      851 Celebration Ave
                                                   croa.board@celebration.fl.us
                                                                                                                                                •
                                      CNOA - Celebration Non-Residential Owner's Association                          Celebration Residential Owners’ Association (CROA)
                                                         (407) 566-1200                                                           Board of Directors Meeting
                                                   town.hall@celebration.fl.us                                                        Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 • 6:30 p.m.
                                                 CJC - Celebration Joint Committee                                                          851 Celebration Ave.
                                                           (407) 566-1200
                                                    town.hall@celebration.fl.us                                                              *Meeting times subject to change

                                          CCDD - Celebration Community Development District
                                               (407) 566-1935 • FAX (407) 455-4128
                                                      admin@celebrationcdd.org
                                                                                                              EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
                                         ECDD - Enterprise Community Development District                                             Town Hall Emergency Number:
                                                (407) 566-1935 • FAX (407) 455-4128                                                    (866) 621-4337 (after hours)
                                                      admin@enterprisecdd.org                                                                      Emergency: 911
                                                     TCC - The Celebration Company                                                       Osceola County Sheriff :
                                                             (407) 566-4020                                                          (407) 348-2222 (non-emergency)
    CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
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                                  Fourth Annual Oktoberfest                                                             Continued from page 1
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                  The band has been featured in both local and national media and               Mona Lisa Suite Hotel, Axis Magazine, The Celebration Town Tavern,
                                  was named one of Florida’s top young artists by one prominent local           Sam Adams, Paulaner, and Warsteiner® The Premium German Beer.
                                  newspaper. “They play an incredible array of 1980’s music; it’s was           For more information, visit us at www.celebrationtowncenter.com
                                  almost like being back at my high school prom, only better!” one
                                  listener wrote.                                                               Come early, Stay Late, and have fun at Celebration’s 4th Annual
                                                                                                                Oktoberfest!!!
                                  Hop on a hayride, dance to terrific live music, paint a pumpkin, or
                                  just stroll and enjoy the crisp fall air and the great savings at the lake-
                                  side promenade.                                                                       October 8         Schedule

                                  Leaves fall daily at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.                                                    5:30 p.m.      DJ Tami Begins/Pumpkin Painting Begins
                                                                                                                      6:10-7:00 p.m.      Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten
                                  Parking and Admission are FREE!!!                                                        7:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                  There is something for everyone at this one of a kind Fall Festival                 7:15-8:00 p.m.      Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten
                                  presented by Lexin and sponsored in part by Schenck,                                     8:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                                                                                                      8:15-9:00 p.m.      Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten
                                                                                                                           9:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                                                                                                     9:15-10:00 p.m.      Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten
                                                                                                                          10:00 p.m.      Event Ends

                                                                                                                        October 9         Schedule
                                                                                                                           5:30 p.m.      DJ Tami Begins/Pumpkin Painting Begins
                                                                                                                      6:00-6:45 p.m.      TBA
                                                                                                                           7:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                                                                                                      7:15-7:45 p.m.      Kattyshack
                                                                                                                           8:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                                                                                                      8:15-9:00 p.m.      Kattyshack
                                                                                                                           9:00 p.m.      Leaves Fall
                                                                                                                           9:15 p.m.      Kattyshack
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                                                                                      CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
 Best Tex-Mex in Orlando Area



For delivery Call (407) 507-4983 • Check out our full menu at www.texmexexpress.com
                                   Watch for the opening of our sister
                                   restaurant, “Boomtown Family Diner
                                   and Ice Cream Parlor” opening in
                                   October. We will be located right
                                   in front of Fun Spot and feature a
                                   great selection of home-cooked
                                   comfort food with all menu selections
                                   under $10.




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                  William Benjamin
     Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting
               25 Years Experience
                      FREE ESTIMATES
     Cell: 321-746-3828    Home: 407-566-9140
     24 hour service
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                                  Safer Streets for Trick or Treating
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010



                                  in Celebration
                                  In an effort to make Halloween festivities as safe and enjoyable         October 31 from 5 – 9 p.m. Residents will have access to the town
                                  as possible for residents and guests, traffic control will be in place   by showing their ID or displaying a Resident Access Pass in the wind-
                                                                                                                               shield of their vehicle(s). The passes will be
                                                                                                                               distributed by mail as an insert in their CROA
                                                                                                                               bill for their quarterly assessments.

                                                                                                                               Deputies on duty at the entrances to the town
                                                                                                                               will welcome visitors coming to Celebration to
                                                                                                                               enjoy restaurants and shopping. In order to
                                                                                                                               reduce traffic congestion, deputies will direct
                                                                                                                               visiting trick-or-treaters to park their vehicles at
                                                                                                                               215 Celebration Place. Four buses will transport
                                                                                                                               the trick or treaters into town with drop-off and
                                                                                                                               pick-up points located at Heritage Hall in South
                                                                                                                               Village, East Village pool, Lakeside Park and at
                                                                                                                               the Commons pool in North Village. The buses
                                                                                                                               will run continuously throughout the evening
                                                                                                                               with the last pick up at 9.

                                                                                                                               Temporary restroom facilities will be at the
                                                                                                                               visitor parking lot and at each bus drop-off
                                                                                                                               location. Maps of the town will be distributed
                                                                                                                               to trick-or-treaters. Residents who do not wish
                                                                                                                               to participate in Trick-or-Treating should keep
                                                                                                                               their porch lights off. If you are interested in
                                                                                                                               volunteering to help with this event, please
                                                                                                                               contact Town Hall at (407) 566-1200.
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HOA Assessments Due




                                                                                                                                                         CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Celebration Residential Owners Association assessments are due
on the first day of every January, April, July and October.
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.
If you do not receive a statement or if you have a question
regarding the balance of your account, please contact Town Hall
at (407) 566-1200 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Please visit www.ccmcnet.com to pay your statement online.




  ID Badge Policy
  The Celebration Residential Owners Association (CROA)
  Board approved the following resolution to the current
  ID Badge policy:

  A passholder may bring no more than four (4) non-resident
  guests outside of their immediate family on any given occasion
  unless under a scheduled event, private party, etc. The passholder
  must remain with the guest(s) at all times.

  In order to avoid conflicts or disappointments please contact
  Town Hall if you are having a party in one of the parks/play-
  grounds.




Do Red Light Cameras Reduce Accidents?
By Steve Marinaro, Celebration Safety Committee
The answer to this question might seem obvious but research reveals         The Spillover Effect
some interesting information which could be helpful to all drivers.         One area of red light camera
First, red light cameras do reduce accidents when referring to broad-       research which few researchers
side (or “T-Bone”) collisions. Many believe this type of accident to        seem to agree upon is the
be the worst kind of collision you can have in an intersection. It occurs   “spillover effect.” This refers
when a car enters crossing traffic and “plows” into the side of another     to the tendency of drivers to
car. Research conducted by the Center for Transportation Safety at          change their behavior around
Texas A & M University found a 43% decrease in “right angle”                other intersections in the area, whether or not they are equipped
collisions at intersections with red light cameras.                         with red light cameras. While some researchers believe that just
                                                                            a few red light cameras cause drivers to stop promptly at all
Other studies similarly                                                     intersections in a given area, others argue that the spillover effect
show that “right angle”                                                     does not exist and is used only to manipulate data.
type collisions are reduced
at intersections with red                                                   Yellow Lights
light cameras; however,                                                     It is also worth noting that studies by the Institute of Transport
they also show that there                                                   Engineers show that accidents can be reduced simply by slightly
is an increase in rear end                                                  increasing and standardizing the run time of yellow lights along with
collisions at these                                                         leaving a slight delay in the cross traffic’s transition to a green light.
intersections. Even a gov-
ernment study (conducted                                                    Most researchers do agree that the results vary too widely to draw
by the Federal Highway                                                      definitive conclusions. At this time there are not sufficient studies
Administration) found                                                       to justify the widespread installation of red light cameras, nor the
an average increase of                                                      abolition of existing red light cameras as many have had a positive
15 percent in rear-end                                                      impact. Until more conclusive studies are completed experts
collisions at intersections                                                 recommend that the decision to install a red light camera be
with red light cameras.                                                     made on an intersection-by-intersection basis.
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                                  Cook’s Nook:
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                  Columbia Restaurant
                                  Happy Anniversary to the Columbia Restaurant! To celebrate                    “a la Valenciana,” Red Snapper “Alicante” Pompano en Papillot,
                                  the 105th anniversary of the fourth and fifth generation family-              Flan, Merluza “Russian Style” and Filet Mignon “Columbia”.
                                  owned business, all six Columbia Restaurants rolled back prices
                                  for “1905 Day,” on Sunday, September 19, 2010. As has been the                The Columbia in Tampa is Florida’s oldest restaurant, founded
                                  tradition since their 75th anniversary, the Columbia developed                in 1905. Other locations include: St. Armands Circle in Sarasota,
                                  a special menu with the prices of yesteryear for this day.                    the Historic District in St. Augustine, The Pier in St. Petersburg,
                                                                                                                Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, and the Columbia Café on the
                                  Columbia Restaurant in Downtown Celebration has earned                        Riverwalk at the Tampa Bay History Center.
                                  acclaim for its old-world charm, outstanding Spanish/Cuban
                                                                                                                Columbia Celebration overlooks a picturesque lake and offers
                                  cuisine and wine list since opening in 1997.
                                                                                                                classic elegance in a Mediterranean style setting where diners can
                                                                                                                enjoy outdoor seating on the patio our courtyard, or inside the
                                  Your favorite foods that you may have sampled at the original
                                                                                                                old-world-style dining rooms.
                                  Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s Historic Ybor City are also
                                  found here, including Columbia's Original “1905” Salad.TM                     Reservations are accepted, and lunch & dinner are served daily.
                                  You'll also find century-old family recipes like Paella                       A children’s menu is also available. Columbia is open every day
                                                                                                                of the year, including holidays. Visit Columbia Restaurant online
                                                                                                                at www.columbiarestaurant.com for more information.
                                     COLUMBIA
                                     1905 SALAD & FLAN
                                        Columbia’s Original “1905” Salad™                                         Flan – Columbia Restaurant Recipe
                                        In the 1970s, this flavorful salad was the Columbia’s answer to the       Custard Ingredients
                                        ubiquitous salad bar. Created by waiter Tony Noriega in the 1940s,        1-1/4 cup whole milk
                                        it was adapted by the Columbia, eventually phasing out the use of         5 eggs
                                        black olives and celery. The Columbia kitchen designed a new dressing     1 8-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
                                        that features Worcestershire sauce, lemon, and Parmesan cheese.           2 tablespoons granulated sugar
                                        When the president of Lea and Perrins heard that the Columbia was         1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
                                        his biggest customer, he investigated and ate a “1905” Salad. He soon     Pinch of Salt
                                        discovered the salad’s delights for himself.                              1 strip lemon peel (1/4” wide)
                                                                                                                  1 whole cinnamon stick
                                        Ingredients                                                               Caramelized Sugar (recipe below)
                                        4 cups iceberg lettuce, broken into 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces
                                        1 ripe tomato, cut into eighths                                           Caramelized Sugar Ingredients
                                        1/2 cup baked ham, julienned 2" x 1/8"                                    1/4 cup sugar
                                          (may substitute turkey or shrimp)                                       1 tablespoon water
                                        1/2 cup Swiss cheese, julienne 2" x 1/8"
                                        1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green Spanish olives                             Custard Preparation
                                        2 cups “1905” Dressing (see recipe below)                                 Combine whole milk
                                        1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated                                             and condensed milk
                                        2 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce®                         with lemon peel and
                                        1 lemon                                                                   cinnamon stick in a
                                                                                                                  heavy saucepan; scald.
                                        Preparation                                                               Beat eggs and add
                                        Combine lettuce, tomato, ham, Swiss cheese, and olives in a large         sugar, vanilla extract
                                        salad bowl. Before serving, add “1905” Dressing, Romano cheese,           and salt in a medium-
                                        Worcestershire, and the juice of 1 lemon. Toss well and serve             sized mixing bowl,
                                        immediately. Makes 2 full salads or 4 side salads.                        blending well. Add
                                                                                                                  milk mixture gradually,
                                        “1905” Dressing                                                           straining the lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Pour into 6 4-oz
                                                                                                                  ovenproof custard cups with caramelized sugar in bottom (see below).
                                        Ingredients                                                               Place cups in hot water (2 inches deep) and bake in preheated oven at
                                        1/2 cup extra-virgin Spanish olive oil                                    300 degrees for 40 minutes. Never let water boil or custard will be filled
                                        4 garlic cloves, minced                                                   with holes.
                                        2 teaspoons dried oregano                                                                            Remove from pan and cool in refrigerator.
                                        1/8 cup white wine vinegar                                                                           To serve, un-mold by pressing edges of
                                        Salt and pepper to taste                                                                             custard with spoon to break away from cup,
                                                                                                                                             then turning upside down. Spoon caramelized
                                        Preparation                                                                                          sugar from bottom of cup over top of each
                                        Mix olive oil, garlic, and                                                                           custard. Serves 6.
                                        oregano in a bowl with a
                                        wire whisk. Stir in vinegar,                                                                         Caramelized Sugar Preparation
                                        gradually beating to form an                                                                         Place sugar and water in small skillet.
                                        emulsion, and then season                                                                            Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly
                                        with salt and pepper.                                                                                until sugar is a golden brown color.

                                        For best results, prepare                                                                            Pour immediately into 6 4-oz ovenproof
                                        1 to 2 days in advance                                                                               custard cups, approximately 1 teaspoon
                                        and refrigerate.                                                                                     in each.
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Home improvement that makes you green




                                                                                                                                                       CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
and gets you Green…
By Teddy Benson
With all the talk in the news now energy shortages, endangered               to reducing your monthly utility bills. Energy Star rated units are
species, and global warming, it's easy to forget that going green with       required to have SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of
home improvements is as good for your bank account as it is for the          13 or higher, though the highest efficiency models on the market
earth. Here's a quick list of green remodeling projects that are good        currently have SEER ratings of 20 and higher. As a rule, the higher
for the environment and save you some “green” at the same time.              the SEER rating, the more money you'll save.

#1—High Efficiency Replacement Windows                                       #4—New Kitchen Appliances
If you still think of a window as just a single pane of glass that gives     Kitchen appliances are a major consumer of energy in your home.
you a good view of the neighborhood, it's time to change your                Thanks to the federal government's Energy Star program, however,
perspective. Modern energy efficient windows can reduce your home            they're also one of the easiest ways to improve the overall energy
energy use by as much as 50% year round, and usually pay for them-           efficiency of your home. An Energy Star dishwasher or refrigerator,
selves in just a few years. If new windows are in your future, look for      for example, can reduce energy use at those appliances by 40% or
multiple paned windows, low e- coatings, insulated frames, and gas           more, while an Energy Star rated clothes washer can save you over
fills. And don't forget that proper installation is just as important as     $500 over the life of the appliance!
buying quality windows when it comes to achieving high energy
efficiency. If new windows are not in your future, consider doing            #5—Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
a UV window film. While not as good as efficient windows, it can
still save you about 30% year.                                               High efficiency furnaces, air conditioners, and windows are all
                                                                             excellent ways to cut energy costs and save you money, but even the
#2—High Efficiency Heating System                                            best windows and heating and cooling systems won't do much if your
                                                                             home's insulation isn't up to speed. Leaky windows and doors, and
For us here in Florida, we do not have as much a need – if any—              poorly insulated attic spaces, are some of the most common culprits
for heating. But when in use it can account for over 35% of your             of energy inefficient homes, so those are good places to start. For a
overall home energy costs. New, high efficiency furnaces can reduce          more comprehensive evaluation of insulation levels in your home,
those costs by as much as half, depending on how old your current                                                 however, consider bringing in a
heating system is. Look for units                                                                                 professional energy auditor to
with AFUE ratings of 90 or better,                                                                                help you identify where you can
and remember that poor installation                                                                               reap the biggest returns when it
can sabotage even the highest effi-                                                                               comes to upgrading the insulation
ciency furnace.                                                                                                   in your home, and sealing up areas
                                                                                                                  where leaks are costing you
#3—High Efficiency Air                                                                                            money!
   Conditioner
                                                                                                                 Remember, going green is a win-
According to the U.S. Department                                                                                 win proposition. Not only does it
of Energy, air conditioning accounts                                                                             mean you're doing everything you
for 5% of the total energy use in the                                                                            can to foster a better world for
U.S. and costs American homeown-                                                                                 generations to come, but by mak-
ers $11 billion annually. With that                                                                              ing smart decisions on which
said and Florida being a BIG air                                                                                 projects you undertake, it can
conditioning state, upgrading to a                                                                               mean big monthly savings on your
high efficiency air conditioner can                                                                              utility bills and more money in
make a big difference when it comes                                                                              your wallet to boot.


Trail of Nightmares…                                                       Continued from page 1


In 2009, Dr. Daniel LaVene of Maitland, Florida donated his creepy           General admission for the LaVene Family Trail of Nightmares is
collection of dreadful decorations and gory gizmos to the town of            $10 per person, with discount prices available for groups of 20
Celebration. It was a terrifyingly terrific way to expand his 25-year,       or more. Tickets will be available at the door.
annual outdoor haunt. This season even more hair-raising scares
and professional-quality props are being added.                              Dates of operation are Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23, and
                                                                             Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 29, 30,
Also in the works is an iPhone web app that will provide haunted             and 31. Kids activities open at 7:30 p.m., and
Trail info and live “screaming” streaming.                                   the Trail of Nightmares is open from 7:30
                                                                             p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
In addition to the haunted trail, Lakeside Park will host a variety
of family activities including live entertainment, festival-style food       For more Haunted Trail information or to
and beverages, and for the kiddies—numerous bounce houses and                volunteer as a member of the scream team,
a gently-scary, hay bale maze.                                               visit: www.TrailOfNightmares.com
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                                  Celebration Town Hall Ladies and gentlemen:
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                  is now on Twitter     Start your cameras!
                                  Get short, timely messages about
                                  community events and alerts by signing up                  What exciting events are making 2010 a year to remember in
                                  to follow at CelebrationTH on Twitter today.               Celebration? Start filming the community’s events, activities and
                                                                                             milestones and you could win big in the Celebration Year in Review
                                  Haven't joined Twitter yet?                                2010 video contest!
                                  Log-on to www.twitter.com to create
                                                                                             At each year’s annual meeting of the Celebration Residential Owners
                                  a free account.
                                                                                             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.
                                  Celebration Town Hall also has its own Facebook page.
                                  “Like” us at www.facebook.com/CelebrationTownHall.”                                              Capture the moments that are
                                                                                                                                   making this a special year for
                                  It’s that easy!
                                                                                                                                   the Celebration community,
                                  You can also stay in touch with the latest happenings in                                         create a video, burn it to a
                                  Parks & Recreation by fanning our Facebook page at                                               DVD and sent it to Celebration
                                  www.facebook.com/CelebrationRecreation.                                                          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
                                                                                                                                   Center.
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Tune in to                                                                                            Simple.




                                                                                                                                        CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
                                                                                                      Natural.
Relay for Life                                                                                      Responsible.
By Teresa Flores-Sweet
Thank you Celebration for an amazing Relay for Life 2010! We were
ranked in the top 25 Relays in all of Florida. Raising $155,000 could
never have been achieved without the wonderful teams, sponsors and
resident participants. We celebrated our survivors, remembered our
lost loved ones and got the message out that early detection is the               As responsible parents and grandparents
best weapon against cancer. If you have never participated in                     we know you care about the environment.
Relay for Life this is your year.
                                                                             Would you like a world with no chemicals and pesticides?
“Stay Tuned for a Cure” is our theme for 2011. On May 13 and 14
we will be celebrating more birthdays over the 18 hours of Relay with                            Here is your answer:
booths themed in their favorite TV Show. Many of our teams from
                                                                                BIOGREEN of Central Florida use organic fertilizers
last year registered before the closing ceremonies at Relay last May.
                                                                                           for your lawn and shrubs.
If you want to be a part of a great experience, we have a place for you.            There is no off-limit time after treatment.
You can start a team, join a team, volunteer on a committee or during
the event; you might be a survivor or caregiver, become a sponsor or          Your children, grandchildren and your pets will be safe
come down for the festivities.                                                      and your lawn and shrubs will be beautiful.
Relay for Life celebrates 18 hours of education, fun, laughter and
                                                                                  We know you care and we do too!
a commitment to find a cure for cancer. Become a part of the
Relay Nation and join us in the fight to celebrate more birthdays.
                                                                                           BIOGREEN of Central Florida
Stay tuned to the Celebration Front Porch, youtube, Facebook,                                 Organic Lawn & Shrub Fertilization
Relayforlife.org and your very own Celebration News for updates                               Geoff Worth Celebration Resident
as we begin the countdown to Relay.
                                                                                              863.307.7945
For more information, contact Connie Fitzmartin at                                                  gworth@biogreen.com
connie@themagicalmom.com




  Usually Reading a Paragraph or Two can be quite boring,
  but I think you will enjoy this!
   Dr. Brenan is proud to introduce to Celebration his “it’s not about me, but it’s about you”
   approach to chiropractic care. His focus is to put the patient and their needs FIRST and
   to determine what each individual is looking for in his office and then to give them
   recommendations that allow them to “see the finish line”. Therefore, the patient and
   the doctor are always on the same page and the patient is 100% confident with the
   care they are getting in the office. By using his computerized technology, Dr. Brenan
   is able to analyze and adjust his patients without any twisting or turning of the spine.
   His 14 years of clinic experience working with both patients and the medical
   community has allowed him to help patients achieve their personal goals, where
   their pain had previously interfered with. Whether you are looking for temporary
   pain relief or you are wanting a comprehensive care plan, Dr. Brenan is focused
   on bringing Celebration residents a highly integrity based family practice,
   with EXTEMELY AFFORDABLE fees.
   If you are currently suffering from Headaches, Neck and Back pain, Arm or Leg pain
                                                                                                                       today.
   or any other conditions that are limiting your ability to enjoy your life on a daily basis, please call our office today
   If you are not ready to schedule a new patient visit, but are interested in a tour of our facilities, just call and Dr. Brenan
   will be more than happy to show you around the office and let you see the latest technology he uses.


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                                                                                                                                                  CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Celebration Games
November 5 – 14, 2010

It is time to dust off the cleats, get new laces for the tennis shoes and start pumping up!
Celebration Games are almost here!

We are excited to announce that this year, the second weekend of the Games will be part
of the Founders’ Day weekend festivities with a joint Founders’ Day and Celebration
Game’s Award Picnic! The Celebration Games will be held November 5 – 14.

For all of you that love the ping of a bat as
you hit a homerun in softball, the thrill of      Sport/Activity                              Time                                  Location
a last second winning three pointer in bas-
                                                  Friday, November 5
ketball, or getting a royal flush to win the
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament; the                    Registration                    4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Outside Celebration K-8 School Gymnasium
Celebration Games is the event for you!           Pep Rally                        6:00 - 6:30 p.m.        Celebration K-8 School Gymnasium
If those events don’t sound like you, don’t       Kickball                         7:00 - 9:15 p.m.              Celebration K-8 School Fields
worry! We have an Ice Cream Sundae Family         Saturday, November 6
Bike Ride, ping pong, and two new games; a        Golf                        9:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                  Location to be Announced
Wii Tournament and a Kickball                     Tennis                     9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                        Lakeside Park Courts
Tournament!                                       Flag Football              9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.               Celebration K-8 School Fields
                                                  Soccer                          1:00 – 3:30 p.m.               Celebration K-8 School Fields
There is something for everyone; young and
                                                  Kid’s Soccer                    1:00 – 3:30 p.m.               Celebration K-8 School Fields
not so young! Also, you can’t afford to miss
the Celebration’s Got Talent Show. We have        Wii Tournament                  6:00 – 10:00 pm          Celebration K-8 School Gymnasium
tried to schedule the events so that everyone     Texas Hold’em Tournament 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.                           Artisan Park Clubhouse
can participate!                                  Sunday, November 7
                                                  Family Bike Ride               12:00 – 1:30 p.m.             Celebration Community Center
Game organizers are still looking for             Volleyball                      2:00 – 4:30 p.m.            Celebration North Village Courts
volunteers, referees, and event captains for      Monday, November 8
a variety of sports and activities. If you are    Basketball                     7:00 – 10:00 p.m.         Celebration K-8 School Gymnasium
interested, please send an email to Parks and     Tuesday, November 9
Recreation at parks.rec@celebration.fl.us.
                                                  Recreation Softball             7:00 – 8:00 p.m.       Celebration K-8 School Softball Fields
You can also contact Parks and Rec if you
are interested in being a sponsor for the         Competitive Softball           9:00 – 10:00 p.m.       Celebration K-8 School Softball Fields
Celebration Games.                                Wednesday, November 10
                                                  Tennis Finals                  7:00 – 10:00 p.m.                        Lakeside Park Courts
There is still time to sign up to be a part       Thursday, November 11
of great fun and spirited competition!            Recreation Softball Finals      7:00 – 8:00 p.m.       Celebration K-8 School Softball Fields
Registration now open!                            Competitive Softball Finals 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.          Celebration K-8 School Softball Fields
                                                  Friday, November 12
For more information, please contact              Founders Day Carnival           6:00 – 9:00 p.m.             Celebration Community Center
Celebration Parks and Rec at (407) 566-1200
                                                  Bingo                          8:00 – 10:00 p.m.             Celebration Community Center
or parks.rec@celebration.fl.us.
                                                  Ping Pong                      7:00 – 11:00 p.m.             Celebration Community Center
                                                  Saturday, November 13
                                                  Kid’s Fishing Tournament         8:00 – 9:30 a.m.                    Downtown Celebration
                                                  Veteran’s Parade               9:45 – 10:15 a.m.                     Downtown Celebration
                                                  Veteran’s Brick Unveiling     10:30 – 10:45 a.m.                              Founder’s Park
                                                  Flag Ceremony                 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.                          Veterans’ Memorial
                                                  Flag Football Finals            1:00 – 3:30 p.m.               Celebration K-8 School Fields
                                                  Croquet                         1:00 – 3:30 p.m.               Celebration K-8 School Fields
                                                  Scavenger Hunt                   4:00 - 5:00 p.m.            Celebration Community Center
                                                  Celebration’s Got Talent        6:00 – 9:00 p.m.         Celebration K-8 School Gymnasium
                       Grey = Founders’ Day       Sunday, November 14
                                                  Town Photo                              1:00 p.m.                  Lakeside Park Great Lawn
                   Green = Joint Celebration      Picnic                          1:00 – 3:00 p.m.                   Lakeside Park Great Lawn
                       Games/Founders Day
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                                           Grand Opening
                                           of our new and improved location!
                                                   Choose the one option that best fits your needs
                                       1     Free 15 minute massage (regular $25) for new and
                                             existing patients with chiropractic, acupuncture, physical                                    5      Free 15 minute acupuncture consultation, nerve scan and
                                                                                                                                                  meridian reading (regular $265 value.)
                                      therapy, non-surgical face lift, exercise or any other office visit
                                      at regular price.
                                                                                                                                           6     Free 15 minute consultation and physical assertion
                                                                                                                                                 assessment(regularly $85). Dr. Julie will personally

                                       2     $99 full spine x-rays (regular $245)
                                             if medically necessary
                                                                                                                                         determine your current state and what YOUR goals and desires
                                                                                                                                         are for things such as exercise, weight loss, heart health, physical
                                                                                                                                         training, lifestyle changes, and what will work for you so you

                                       3     Free 30 minute non-surgical face lift for first
                                             10 people to schedule appointment (regularly $95).
                                                                                                                                         comply and follow thru and do what gets results. Dr. Julie offers
                                                                                                                                         a free 5 minute demonstration and education on an exercise
                                      Includes microcurrent lift, Acupressure, ozonator,                                                 protocol if medically necessary and indicated (a regular $50
                                      LED light therapy, and facial massage. Instant results                                             value).
                                      including brow lift, decreased fine lines and wrinkles over entire
                                      face with focus on lips and eyes, fuller lips, decreased puffiness,
                                      firmer more beautiful skin.                                                                          7   Free 15 minute consultation (regular $50) with
                                                                                                                                               Dr. Julie to discuss any concerns you have regarding
                                                                                                                                         your health or lack of.
                                      (You must bring your own skin care products.)
                                                                                                                                                 We Isolate, Educate, and Motivate
                                       4     Free spinal analysis (regularly $50.)
                                                                                                                                                    with care and focus on you.

                                            We now are filing insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, United Health Care,
                                   Blue Cross/Blue Shield with verification of coverage and guarantee of payment from member.
                                             Insurance filed and verified electronically on site for quick and easy answers.
                                               The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any service or treatment which
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                      Parks & Recreation Programs




                                                                                                                                                CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Ballroom Dancing                                                      Rhapsody Baton
Classes                                                               Celebration Community
851 Community Center                                                  Center
                                                                      851 Celebration Ave.,
Current Classes                                                       Activities Room
• Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.                                                5:30-6:00 p.m. Tiny Twirlers
  Introduction to Ballroom Dance                                      (Ages 3 - 5 years old ($25 per
• Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.                                                month)
  Club Merengue                                                       6:00-7:00 p.m.
• Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.                                                Elementary/Middle school
  Performance Team                                                    class ($40 per month)
                                                                      For additional information, please contact Tessah Ivey Ceballos
The eight-week classes meet once per week for one hour.               at (321) 402-4659 or tessah22@comcast.net
The cost is $90 per person. You can register for classes online       Kindermusik
at www.NannettesBallroomDance.com. For information or                 Tuesdays; 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
questions please contact Nannette at 386-532-2624 or                  Ages 3 months - 3 years
Nannette@NannettesBallroomDance.com.                                  Heritage Hall


Celebration Lacrosse Club                                             Research proves that early integration of music into your child's daily
                                                                      routine means improving their ability to think, reason, create, and
(formerly The Celebration Girls Lacrosse Club)
                                                                      express. For more information contact Katherine at (321) 303-2118,
                                                                      email mcconnellmusic@mac.com, or visit mccconnell.kindermusik.net.
Practice has begun at the East Village field. Practices take place
Tuesday & Thursday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings
through mid November. Saturday schedule will include alternating      Jazzercise
practices at our home field and games with Orange County Clubs
played in the Dr. Philips area.                                       Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 6 – 7 p.m.
                                                                      Community Center
Register at www.CelebrationLaxClub.com.                               We have a one hour dance party sure to work you to the core! Come
                                                                      make new friends and increase your overall health while having a great
For more information, please contact coach Vickie Harvey and new      time. For more information, please contact Christine at 407-456-1687
coach, Greg Roberts, at Coaches@CelebrationLaxClub.com.               or jazzfite@yahoo.com.

                         Celebrate Gymnastics
                         851 Community Center
                                                                      Parks and Recreation
                                                                      NFL Youth Flag
                         Classes for ages 15 months through high
                         school.                                      Football coming
                         Contact Christina Ganley at                  soon!
                         (407)566-0733 or e-mail at
                         CelebrateGymnastics@gmail.com                Registration for the 2011 NFL Youth Flag Football league starts
                         www.celebrategymnastics.com                  November 1.

                                                                      NFL Youth Flag Football is the premier youth football league
                                                                      for boys and girls ages 6 – 14. The program provides young players
*NEW PROGRAM*                                                         a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact,
                                                                      continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork.
Spanish Classes
Celebration Community Center                                          Registration Period: November 1, 2010 – January 6, 2011
                                                                      Showcase: January 9, 2011; 6 – 9 year old division at 12 p.m.
Celebration Languages LC has been facilitating cultural               and 10 – 14 year old division at 1 p.m.
communications in Celebration since 1997. Join their classes today    Season: January 23 – March 13, 2011
to learn and practice Spanish the fun way at the Celebration          Playoffs: (10 – 14 Division Only): March 15, 2011
Community Center. There are classes for all age groups starting       Finals: (10 – 14 Division Only): March 17, 2011
October 18, 2010. Classes are 50 minutes long and run for 8 weeks.
Cost is $125.00 per session. Register online at www.celebrationlan-   Check the November Celebration News or the Front Porch
guages.com .                                                          (www.celebration.fl.us) for information on how to register.
                                                                      If you would like to volunteer to be coach or for more information,
For more information, please contact Rosario Ramirez at               please contact Celebration Parks and Recreation at (407) 566-1200
407-566-8421 or email her at Rosario@celebrationlanguages.com.        or parks.rec@celebration.fl.us.
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                                                                                                                                                      CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
                   Bring your pet’s picture in for the “Purr”fectly fun “Howl”oween Pet photo contest.
                            We are accepting photos of your pet in or out of costume! If you don’t have
                               a photo, call for an appointment and we will take one for you!
                                 Entry Fee is a donation of pet food which will be given to the local SPCA.

                        Fill in the entry form (available at 851 Community Center,) and we will display all photos in
                       the 851 Community Center lobby for all to see starting October 1. The Categories are for the
                                            cutest, most unique, funniest and the most original costume. All entries are due
                                             in by October 15 as voting will begin October 18 and winners announced
                                             October 29!

                                                  Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your special pet!




Founder’s Day
Weekend
November 12 - 14, 2010
Throughout Celebration

It’s time to have fun during Celebration’s birthday festivities
with your friends, family and neighbors! To kick off the fun filled
weekend, there will be the annual Founders’ Day Carnival. This
year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Music Through the Years’. (See page
21.) Who is your favorite rock star? Sing your favorite song!
Whether you enjoy the 70’s, 80’s or modern music, express your
style! There will be chili sampling at the Chili Cook-Off, local
group performances, and the opportunity to socialize with old
friends and new neighbors! Make sure you taste all the chili at
the Chili Cook-Off and vote for your favorite! This will be the
third year of the Cook-Off and it looks like there will be some
fierce competition!

You’ll want to be up early Saturday morning for the fishing
                                                                             Porch and Yard Sale
tournament, as early birds get the biggest fish! Be sure to get              Saturday, Oct 2; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
a good seat on Market Street so you don’t miss our Veteran’s                 Community-wide
Day Parade through downtown. Celebrate the addition of new
Veterans bricks at our very own Veteran’s Memorial after the                 It’s time again for the semi-annual Porch and Yard Sale!
parade. That evening you can join us for Celebration’s Got Talent
which is part of the Celebration Games!                                      Sales will take place throughout Celebration. Signs indicating parking
                                                                             on only one side of the street will be located throughout the commu-
Sunday afternoon the Festivities will close with the awards                  nity. The Celebration Community Center, 851 Celebration Ave, will
from the Celebration Games and the wonderful Founders’ Day                   be hosting the condos and apartments. Rise and shine early to find
Barbeque Picnic and town photo. This is something you won’t                  the best hidden treasures!
want to miss!
                                                                             Maps will be available on the Front Porch, at Town Hall, and the
Hope to see you at all the exciting activities!                              Celebration Community Center on Friday, October 1. Maps will also
                                                                             be available at the Community Center starting at 7a.m. on Saturday,
                                                                             October 2.

                                                                             We appreciate your patience with the traffic and wish you Good luck
                                                                             with your sales and finds!
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Important Founders’ Day Carnival Information




                                                                                                                                                 CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
 Celebrating Music Through the Years
Friday, November 12, 2010           Please share all pertinent information regarding the Founders’ Day Carnival with all the members of your
6 – 9 p.m.                          group who will be volunteering during the carnival.


 1. All organizations must designate a contact person for the             5. The Celebration Special Event Team will be running a prize
    Founders’ Day Carnival. This person will act as a liaison between        booth. We will provide you
    the members of their group and the Celebration Special Events            with tickets to give to participants and/or winners to redeem
    Team.                                                                    at the prize booth.
 2. Each group must have a game in addition to any other activities       6. The contact person for each group will check in at 4 p.m.
    that are registered to take place during the carnival.                   Check-in location will be at the gate between the K-8 parking lot
 3. Each group or entry must supply all equipment necessary,                 and the Community Center. This is when you will find out where
    including extension cords and monetary change to execute their           your group will be located for the night.
    game, novelty and/or concession. A tent, table(s), chair(s) and       7. Locations cannot be requested and no group is permitted to
    electrical outlet(s) as requested by contacts will be provided free      switch, change or move locations.
    of charge.                                                            8. Groups may begin tearing down at 9 p.m. and not before.
 4. Civic and service groups that need help with a game,                     Please be sure to thoroughly clean up your area and remove
    contact Parks & Rec! They have ideas for you!                            all items that you brought with you.


 Booth Information
Get into the spirit of Celebration’s annual Founders Day                  Dress up! Do you have a favorite rock star?
Carnival! Be sure to decorate your booth in the music era                 Booth winners announced at 7:30 p.m. and recognized
of your choice–                                                           in the December edition of Celebration News!
                               If you have any questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at (407) 566-1200.



                                     Founders’ Day Carnival
                                                             Friday, November 12, 2010

                                                 Music Through the Years
  Celebration’s annual Founders’ Day Carnival is a great way to raise     previous year first. But whether this is your 12th Founders Day
  funds and build community spirit.                                       or your 1st, we need to know what you have planned!

  Our community has several civic and service groups that have their      Please contact Town Hall to verify that another group has not
  games, food or novelties from previous years, so we’re providing        already chosen that item. For absolute fairness, fundraising
  them with the opportunity to choose their booth items from the          opportunities will be decided on a first-come, first-served basis.


  Organization: ___________________________________________               Email: _________________________________________________

  Contact: _______________________________________________                Address: _______________________________________________

  Phone #: _______________________________________________                ______________________________________________________

  Fax #: _________________________________________________                ______________________________________________________


     Carnival                   Price             Number Needed                             Electric details                    Additional
     Item                                   Tents    Chairs     Tables         (# outlets, item plugging in, amps, etc.)          needs




                                     Forms must be returned to 851 Celebration Ave. by Friday, October 29.
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                                                                     VETERANS’ DAY PARADE
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010



                                                                    Group Application Form
                                               Please complete the following information and submit this form at the Community Center, 851 Celebration Ave.
                                                         no later than Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. All sections must be completed for entry to be accepted.
                                                                The parade will start at Lakeside Park at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.

                                  1. Group or Organizations Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________

                                  2. Official Contact Person: __________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  3. Phone #: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  4. E-mail: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  5. Patriotic music is encouraged. Will you have music? u Yes     u No

                                  6. Type of entry in the Parade:

                                     u Marchers: (# of people) ________________________________________________________________________________________

                                     u Vehicles: (# of vehicles & description) _____________________________________________________________________________

                                     u Float: (describe) ______________________________________________________________________________________________

                                     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  5. Did you serve in the military? u Yes   u No

                                  If so, please list? __________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


                                       By signing up for this event, I grant Celebration Town Hall promotional and commercial rights to any photographs taken at the event.




                                                                 VETERANS’ DAY PARADE
                                                              Individual Application Form
                                               Please complete the following information and submit this form at the Community Center, 851 Celebration Ave.
                                                         no later than Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. All sections must be completed for entry to be accepted.
                                                                The parade will start at Lakeside Park at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.


                                  1. Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  2. Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  3. Phone #: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  4. E-mail: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  5. Did you serve in the military? u Yes    u No

                                  If so, which branch? _______________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                       By signing up for this event, I grant Celebration Town Hall promotional and commercial rights to any photographs taken at the event.
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CELEBRATION CHILI COOK-OFF




                                                                                                                                                                          CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Celebration will be holding its annual community Chili Cook-Off in conjunction with Founders Day Festivities.
The 1st place winner of this exciting new contest will receive $100 cash, their photo and chili recipe printed
in the Celebration News (if you’re willing to share!), and bragging rights for a whole year.

The Cook-Off will take place during the Community Carnival on Friday, Nov. 12, beginning at 6 p.m.
at the Celebration Community Center (851 Celebration Ave.). Competition is expected to be fierce,
so register early to make sure you get your spot!

Please fill out this application and send it back to:
Celebration Parks and Recreation,
851 Celebration Ave., Celebration, FL 34747
or e-mail it to parks.rec@celebration.fl.us.


Date: __________________________________________________                               Address: ___________________________

Name of Applicant:_______________________________________                              _______________________________________________________

Team/Entry Name: _______________________________________                               E-mail Address: ______________________________

Daytime Phone: _________________________________________                               Signature of Applicant: ____________________________________

  Celebration Chili Cook-Off Rules                                                      3. Competitors may arrive and set up their area on Friday, Nov. 14
  1. Applications must be fully completed and signed and submitted                          between 4 – 5:30 p.m. All equipment must be removed from the area
     to Celebration Parks & Recreation no later than Oct. 24.                               no later than 10 p.m. that evening.
  2. Each competitor will be supplied with temporary access to                          4. Please note that your area should meet health codes (clean hands,
     a water source, five feet of space on a table, two (2) folding chairs,                 proper temperature of food, proper disposal of waste, etc.).
     disposable gloves, spoons and bowls to serve chili, and immediate                  5. Each contestant must cook a minimum of five (5) quarts of chili
     access to a fire extinguisher. Parks & Recreation will not supply                      to enter the competition.
     electricity, cooking equipment, cooking ingredients or any other                    6. Condiments and toppings are allowed on judged chili.
     support equipment.




                                                    Why do I want to serve as your CCDD Supervisor?
                                                    I believe in public service and have been active in Celebration since I arrived in 2003. My training
                                                    as a naval officer and commercial pilot demands tenacity, attention to detail, and the ability to think
                                                    outside the box. I can use these skills to work with Celebration residents seeking to improve our
                                                    community. I like people and know we can find better solutions using imagination and teamwork.

                                                    What do I expect to accomplish?
                                                    I am a fiscal conservative and believe in a cost-benefit approach to solving problems. I expect CCDD
                                                    to live within their budget and extract every dollar’s worth of service for dollar spent. Most importantly,
                                                    I want to improve two-way communication between the residents and Supervisors, aggressively
                                                    seeking your ideas for progress.



                                                     Elect    Herschel Smith * CCDD
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Hit the courts at                                                                           Montessori School of Celebration
                                                                                               Pre-K through Middle School
GRAND CYPRESS                                                                                                                   The Montessori way of learning: a
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ACADEMY LESSONS for all ages and levels, TEAMS and LEAGUES
                                                                                                                                without creating barriers, helping each
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Become a MEMBER and play on the same 8 CLAY and 4 HARD courts                                                                   independence and a love of learning.
which have hosted both ATP and WTA tour events, and enjoy relaxing in
                                                                                                                                901 Begonia Rd, Celebration, FL 34747
the amazing pool/waterfalls/jaccuzzis and working out in the health club
                                                                                                                                Tel: 407.566.1561
with sauna + steam rooms. Limited # of memberships are available.

LEARN AND PLAY WITH THE BEST–                                                                                               Visit us at www.montessoricelebration.com
contact our Director at lynn.bottger@hyatt.com
or 407-239-1944.                                                                                                            educating children for life
 Rated TOP 50 Best Tennis Resort Worldwide… play where the pros play.
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                          FALL AQUATICS PROGRAMS




                                                                                                                                                   CELEBRATION NEWS - October 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 swilliams@celebrationtownhall.com.

                      Celebration                                              Lakeside Pool Lifeguard On Duty
                  Pool and Park Hours                                      Please be advised that a lifeguard will be available at Lakeside Pool
                                                                           during the following times:
                   Labor Day through April 30                              Daily from Noon to 8 p.m.
          Lakeside, North Village, Spring Park, East Village:              When a lifeguard is on duty, there will be a safety break at :45
                           7 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                 minutes past the hour. All swimmers under the age 18 will be asked
   All Other Park Areas (North Village, Spring Park, East Village):        to stay out of the pool for 15 minutes. No lifeguards are available
                           Close at dusk                                   at Spring Park, North Village or East Village Pools.

       Lakeside Pool will close at 4 p.m. on the following dates
             for Celebration High School Swim Meets:                       Celebration Aquatics-Skill/Age Levels
              October 4 vs. Circle Christian/Orangewood                   JES Preschool (3–4 years)             JES Intermediate (5–12 years)
                 October 11 vs. Florida Air Academy                       Open to all skill levels              Can swim 25 meters (freestyle
                                                                          JES Beginner (5-12 years)             and backstroke) non-stop
             Please come cheer for the Storm Swimmers
                                                                          New to swimming
            as they make a splash at the pool this season!                                                      Celebration Aquatics Teen
                                                                          JES Advanced Beginner                 and Adult (13+ years)
            All hours are subject to change without notice.               (5–12 years)                          Open to all skill levels
           *When the air temperature is below 50º at 7 a.m.,              can swim 50 meters (freestyle,
            Lakeside Pool will remain closed until 12 p.m.                backstroke and breaststroke)
                        to help conserve energy.                          non-stop
              If the air temperature remains below 50º,
               the pool may remain closed for the day.                       Fall Session Dates/Times
                                                                            Weekday Session 2: Oct. 12 to Nov. 5
            For questions or additional information,                        (no class Oct. 14 – make-up on Nov. 9)
                  please visit the Front Porch
           or contact Celebration Parks & Recreation                                    Course fees - per session (8 classes)
                       at (407) 566-1698
                                                                            Residents: ………………$57 Non-residents: ……………$67
             or swilliams@celebrationtownhall.com
                                                                            Registration Deadline for swim lessons is the Friday before the
Jeff Ellis Swimming™                • Encourages rapid success              scheduled class date. Late registrations will not be accepted.
• Enables individuals of all ages     through a teaching philosophy         JES Preschool                      Saturday
  to learn swimming and water         and techniques that provide a         Tuesday and Thursday               1 to 1:45 p.m.
  safety skills.                      positive, fun-filled approach.        Noon to 12:45 p.m.
                                                                            6 to 6:45 p.m.                     JES Advanced Beginner
                                    • Based on nationwide research          Wednesday and Friday               Tuesday and Thursday
                                      conducted by international            1 to 1:45 p.m.                     4 to 4:45 p.m.
                                      aquatic safety experts Jeff Ellis     4 to 4:45 p.m.                     Wednesday and Friday
                                      & Associates, Inc.                    Saturday                           6 to 6:45 p.m.
                                                                            Noon to 12:45 p.m.                 Saturday
                                                                                                               2 to 2:45 p.m.
   Celebration Aquatics                                                     JES Beginner
                                                                            Tuesday and Thursday
   Private Swim Lessons                                                     1 to 1:45 p.m.
                                                                                                               JES Intermediate/Advanced
   Ages 3 and older, for all skill levels.                                                                     Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                            5 to 5:45 p.m.
   To schedule, please contact Sara Williams at (407) 566-1698 or                                              7 to 7:45 p.m.
                                                                            Wednesday and Friday
   swilliams@celebrationtownhall.com.                                       Noon to 12:45 p.m.
                                                                            5 to 5:45 p.m.
Swim Team - USA Swimming – Celebration Splash Aquatics Team
Please contact Coach Carole Arritola at (407) 701-8132 or
carole@celebrationsplash.org.
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)                                                    Not sure what skill level to register for? Please call Sara
For children ages 6 months to 3 years.                                                  at 407-566-1698 to set up skill evaluation.
Please contact Donna Carver, Certified ISR Instructor                                (FYI - Lakeside Park Pool is 25 meters in length)
(352) 989-SWIM (7946) or donna@swimsters.com


        For questions or additional information, please visit the Front Porch or contact Celebration Parks & Recreation
                                     (407) 566-1698 or swilliams@celebrationtownhall.com
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Business News




                                                                                                    CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Morbid Obesity & Disease Resolution
By: Dr. Cynthia Buffington
The incidence of obesity is increasing worldwide, especially in the U.S. The greatest rise
is seen amongst individuals with the most severe stage of the disease, Class III or morbid
obesity. Between the years 1986 to 2000, the numbers of individuals with Class III obesity
increased 4- to 5-fold. More recent data show that this same trend has occurred over the
present decade and that over 14 million Americans have Class III obesity.

A person is considered to have Class III obesity if they are 100 pounds overweight or if
their body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher. Class III obesity is also often called ‘morbid’
obesity because of the increased mortality rates of individuals with the condition as well
as the substantially elevated incidence of diseases that are caused or worsened by obesity.
These diseases include Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease,
osteoarthritis, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, respiratory diseases,
such as asthma, lipid abnormalities, infertility, kidney disease, specific forms of cancer,
depression, and more.

Scientists and medical professionals now recognize that obesity is a disease that is
progressive in nature. The more severe the degree of obesity, the more difficult it becomes
to lose weight and to maintain their weight loss over time. Most individuals with Class III
obesity are resistant to weight loss long-term by conventional (diet, exercise, behavior
modification) or pharmaceutical interventions. According to obesity experts and our
government’s National Institute of Health, bariatric surgery is the only effective long-term
treatment for Class III, morbid obesity and not only induces massive weight loss, but also
improves or even cures most obesity-related diseases. For example, bariatric operations
cause remission of Type 2 diabetes in approximately 80% of patients and improve diabetes
in more than 95%. It also resolves (cures) 80% of hypertension, 95%
sleep apnea, 85% of fatty liver disease, 80% of lipid disorders, more
than 60% of arthritis, 90% of GERD, and improves fertility in 99%
of patients.

To attend an information session at Celebration Health’s Metabolic
Medicine & Surgery Institute and to learn more about our Bariatric
Surgery Center of Excellence, please call (407) 303-4425 or visit
www.YouCanGetOverIt.com.



Walk from obesity
with Celebration
Health
By Dr. Keith Kim Florida Hospital
Celebration Health is sponsoring a Walk from Obesity on October 23
from 8:30-12:00 p.m. at 410 Celebration Place which is located next to
Celebration Hospital. The walk is open to anyone who would like to
participate, including those who have successfully treated their obesity,
those who continually struggle with obesity, family members and
friends of patients, healthcare professionals and members of our local
communities who are interested in advancing the cause of fighting
obesity.

The ASMBS Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition fight
one of the nation’s fastest growing epidemics. Funds raised through
the Walk support prevention, education, research, and treatment
programs. Registration can be completed the day of the event or
by calling Penny Jo at (407) 303-4000 Ext 6117.
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                                  A Loftier Goal in the Fight Against Breast Cancer:
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010



                                  Prevention Breast Care Specialists of Celebration
                                  When it comes to breast cancer, we all know the mantra “Early             Post-menopausal use of estrogen combined with progesterone longer
                                  Detection is Key” and that finding breast cancer early makes curing       than 5 years increases the risk of getting breast cancer and the cancers
                                  it more likely. According to the American Cancer Society, survival        tend to be found at a more advanced stage. We should carefully weigh
                                  is about 98% when breast cancer is found while it’s still contained       the benefits versus risks before taking hormone therapy that includes
                                  within the breasts, and only about 20% once it has spread to other        both estrogen and progesterone. The lowest dose for the least amount
                                  organs. We’ve made good progress toward finding smaller breast            of time is recommended for those who do elect to use combined
                                  cancers thanks to awareness campaigns and improved imaging                therapy. Estrogen-only hormone therapy appears to make less of
                                  technologies (digital mammography and breast coil MRI both                a difference. For women who are at very high risk there are
                                  utilizing CAD - Computer Assisted Detection).                             medications that act as anti-estrogens and have been shown to
                                                                                                            dramatically reduce breast cancer incidence.
                                  Despite the technological advancements and the awareness efforts,
                                  we’ve seen only modest reductions in deaths from breast cancer.           The Importance of Breast Cancer
                                  Last year 40,000 US mothers, sisters, daughters we lost as a result
                                  of breast cancer. Since the 1930s death rates from cervical cancer        Risk Assessment
                                  have declined by more than 80%, yet during that same time period-         Leaders in the field have determined that 2010 is the year of
                                  breast cancer death rates declined only about 20%. In order to really     Breast Cancer Risk Assessment! Knowing what our risks are and
                                  make a substantial difference a proactive stance needs to be taken        being able to make changes to reduce our risks is very powerful.
                                  with the end goal being introducing preventative measures rather          Once a woman knows she is at increased risk, she is much more likely
                                  than treatment options.                                                   to live a healthier lifestyle. Many of us believe we don’t need to worry
                                                                                                            about breast cancer if it doesn’t run in our family. But the truth is that
                                  Prevention Strategies                                                     8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history
                                                                                                            of the disease. Unfortunately, risk assessment is primarily only offered
                                  Age and being female are the main risk factors for the development
                                                                                                            to those with family history. Comprehensive breast cancer risk
                                  of breast cancer. There are some risk factors that we cannot change,
                                                                                                            assessment should be offered to all women, not just those with a
                                  but we can make lifestyle changes to reduce our risks that have been
                                                                                                            family history. There are several relatively new breast cancer risk
                                  linked with the development of breast cancer. According to the
                                                                                                            assessment tools that are not yet in common use: genetic testing,
                                  American Cancer Society (ACS), "Evidence suggests that one third
                                                                                                            HALO Breast Test, and breast density measurements. The following
                                  of the 550,000 cancer deaths that occur in the United States each year
                                                                                                            websites provide more information. www.myriad.com
                                  are due to unhealthy diet and insufficient physical activity” and the
                                                                                                            www.PapTestForTheBreast.com
                                  National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that up to 18,000 breast
                                  cancer related deaths annually, in women age 50 or older, may have
                                  been avoided had they maintained a healthy weight.
                                                                                                            How to Determine Your Risk
                                                                                                            Comprehensive breast cancer risk assessment should include all the
                                  The link between obesity and breast cancer is well supported.             risk factors, both personal and familial and should be done by a
                                  Obesity is defined as an unhealthy amount of body fat. The most           qualified clinician. Your primary care provider or ObGyn may offer
                                  common tool to determine obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI),            this service, but unfortunately most do not. Your local breast center
                                  which is a formula based on height and weight. Individuals with           may offer risk assessment as well. If they do, ask them what they look
                                  a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight and greater           at to determine your risk. The recommendations are tailored based
                                  than 30 obese. Maintaining a healthy BMI level (under 25) though          on the level of risk identified.
                                  diet and exercise not only can significantly reduce our risk for the
                                  development of breast cancer, it can reduce the risk of recurrence        Breast cancer risk assessment is not a one-time event. Our bodies
                                  and death as a result of breast cancer. We should eat a healthy diet      are constantly changing; risk assessment should be done every year.
                                  rich in fruits and vegetables. Green, red, yellow and orange vegetables   Making breast cancer risk assessment a routine part of your annual
                                  are loaded with antioxidants which help prevent damage to our             check-up just might save you from a life-threatening battle with
                                  tissues. The healthiest fruits are red, green, and purple.                breast cancer.

                                  Regular moderate exercise is linked to breast cancer prevention,
                                  as well as prevention of cancer recurrence. Regular exercise helps
                                  reduce body fat and improves muscle tone. Having extra body fat
                                                                                                             The Pink Ribbon
                                  contributes to breast cancer risk and death from breast cancer.
                                  Fat stimulates the production of estrogen, which encourages growth
                                  of the some breast cancers, the more aggressive cancers. Exercising
                                                                                                             Sisterhood Fundraiser
                                  45 to 60 minutes 5 days a week is recommended by the ACS.                  Saturday, October 16, 2010
                                  Alcohol increases circulating estrogen. Which, as discussed previously,    Market Street Gallery
                                  is linked with breast cancer development, recurrence and death.
                                  Having one drink daily will change a woman’s lifetime risk for the         Join us for an afternoon of honoring breast cancer survivors and
                                  development of breast cancer from one in eight (12.5%) to almost           supporting the fight against breast cancer. With a $5 donation you
                                  one in seven (about 14.25 %). Alcohol also reduces our folic acid          will receive an all day shopping and dining discount to the shops
                                  levels. Folic acid helps our cells to reproduce properly which limits      and restaurants of Celebration. There will also be a special guest
                                  the ability of cancer cells to form. The Susan G. Komen Foundation         appearance by Suzy Toronto, a silent auction, door prizes, refresh-
                                  supports a healthy diet which includes folic acid rich foods such as       ments and more.
                                  oranges, orange juice, green leafy vegetables and cereals that are
                                  fortified.                                                                 For more information, call Market Street Gallery (407) 566-1500
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                      New                        Painting
                  Construction                  Exterior / Interior
                  Commercial / Residential          •
                        •                        Flooring
                    Additions                      Wood / Tile
                        •                           •
   Residential      Remodels                     Moulding
        •            Kitchens / Baths        Crown / Baseboards, etc.
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                         Roof                     Stucco
                  Replacement / Repairs

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CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010




                                  A Schedule of Happenings In and Around Celebration                                                                                                      October 2010
                                                                       Recurring Events                                                                             Scheduled Events
                                                 Corpus Christi, . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.                   Oct. 31          Lavene Family Trail of Nightmares
                                                  (1050 Celebration Ave.)                                                                                      (Lakeside Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evenings
                                                 Souljourn Christian Fellowship, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                                 Celebration Champions Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.
                                                  (Thai Thani Restaurant Function Center)
                                                 Celebrate Church, (Omni Resort) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m.
                                                 United Parish of Celebration, (K-8 School) . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m.
                                  Sunday         Celebration Community Church, (CHS Auditorium) . 10:30 a.m.
                                                 Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration
                                                  Sunday Worship Service (Summertime hours) . . . . . 10 a.m.
                                                 Farmers Market (Town Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                                                 Recovery at Celebration (Alcoholics Anonymous)
                                                  (Open Meetings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.
                                                  North Village Meeting Room 215 A Celebration Blvd.

                                                 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.     Oct. 11         ARC Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.
                                                 Adult Spanish (Starts Oct. 18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30 a.m.                 Oct. 25         ARC Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.
                                  Monday         Mom & Tot Spanish (Starts Oct. 18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m.
                                                 Weight Watchers (Presbyterian Church) . 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
                                                 Celebration Baton Twirling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 – 7:00 p.m.

                                                 Celebrate Recovery Al-Anon Family Group                                                    Oct. 12          Special Events Committee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.
                                                   (Presbyterian Church) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.           Oct. 19          CCDD Meeting           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                                 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.    Oct. 26          CROA Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                  Tuesday          1050 Celebration Ave.
                                                 Gymnastics Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:15 – 6:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Oct. 26          CROA Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.

                                                 Running Club (Founder’s Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45 a.m.
                                                 Jazzersize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 7 p.m.
                                                 Kindermusik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

                                                 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.     Oct. 6          Covenants Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.
                                                 Gymnastics Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.                      Oct. 6          Celebrators, Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery . . 6 p.m.
                                                 Mah Jongg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.                               (Everything you were afraid to ask)
                                                 Youth Spanish (Starts Oct. 20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m.                Oct. 13         Recreation Committee Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                                 Spanish for Teens (Starts Oct. 20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m.                  Oct. 27         Democrats of Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                  Wednesday      Gymnastics Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 – 8 p.m.
                                                 Jazzersize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 – 7 a.m.
                                                 Writers’ Group Meeting (Community Center.) . . . . . . 7 – 9 p.m.
                                                 Recovery at Celebration (Alcoholics Anonymous)
                                                 (Open Meetings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.
                                                  North Village Meeting Room 215 A Celebration Blvd.

                                                 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.    Oct. 7           Annual Meeting
                                                 ACBL Duplicate Bridge (Heritage Hall) . . . . . . . . . . . 1 – 4 p.m.                                       Social Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.
                                                 Running Club (Founder’s Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.                                  Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 a.m.
                                                                                                                                            Oct. 21          Travel Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m.
                                  Thursday       Adult Spanish (Starts Oct. 21) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m.
                                                 Casual Duplicate Bridge (Heritage Hall) . . . . . 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                 Ballroom Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
                                                 Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration
                                                  Contemporary Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

                                                 Rotary Club                                                                                Oct. 22, 29      Lavene Family Trail of Nightmares

                                  Friday          (Season’s Café, Florida Hospital) . . . . . 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
                                                 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                               (Lakeside Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evenings


                                                 Petanque (Lakeside Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.            Oct. 2           Porch and Yard Sale
                                                 Celebration Seventh-Day Adventist                                                                             (Community wide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
                                                   Adult Study Group, Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.                Oct. 23, 30      Lavene Family Trail of Nightmares
                                                   Children’s Worship, Nicholson Center . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                               (Lakeside Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evenings
                                                 Worship Service, Ed Center 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m.
                                  Saturday       Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 p.m.
                                                 Celebrate Church, The Hub at Watertower Place . . . 5:30 p.m.
                                                 Recovery at Celebration (Alcoholics Anonymous)
                                                 (Open Meetings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.
                                                  North Village Meeting Room 215 A Celebration Blvd.

                                                                                                                                           All events take place in the Celebration Community Center,
                                  Contact Town Hall to add your group’s events!                                                            (851 Celebration Ave.) unless noted otherwise.
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                                                                                                                                                  CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Area artist featured                                                       Celebrators Club
on Jazz poster                                                             planning sailing,
Celebration resident and artist, Lorraine Turner, had her painting,
“Stompin’ at the Plaza,” featured on a Central Florida Jazz Society
                                                                           sun, and fun
poster. The Central Florida Jazz Society has been in the Orlando area      All Celebrators and friends are invited to take a vacation on the
for over 20 years and hosts monthly concerts at the Plaza Theatre in       Carnival Legend Sunday, January 30 through February 6. The only
Orlando. Lorraine has had several one woman shows, won awards,             requirement is that you are 50 or older and ready for a week of fun!
exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday, Maitland          The cruise includes stops in Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, and
Art Center and Steinway Gallery and is also a member of both the           Isla Roatan. For additional information and pricing, contact
Art League of Orlando and the Artists of Celebration.                      CelebrationForUs@aol.com or (407) 566-9647
LorraineTurner (right) and Sue Ryerson (left), President of the            The Celebrators club, ages 50 or older, is for people to celebrate
Central Florida Jazz Society, present the poster to the University         friendships with one another and the many joys of life. The group
of Central Florida’s Jazz station, 89.9.                                   meets at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the 851
                                                                           Building. For more information or details on joining, contact the
                                                                           club’s President, Pat at (407) 566-0328 or the membership chairman,
                                                                           Herb at (407) 566-8933. The annual membership fee is $15 per person.
                                                                           The Celebrators next meeting will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010.




  Senior Moments
  By Niki Zisel
                                          Sometimes it seems the           So if you see an empty
                                          older we get, the more life’s    rocking chair, please
                                          little pleasures are cherished   know we will be back,
                                          more than ever.                  but we’re probably busy
                                                                           doing something interest-
                                        Whether it is an early             ing or exciting right in
                                        morning walk around                town.
                                        Celebration’s town lake,
                                        a stroll through one of our        Even though many of us enjoy sitting and watching the world go
                                        town parks, a swim at the          by on the front porch or on our town rocking chairs, it isn’t for
 town pool or perhaps a bike ride on one of our many biking and            very long as we have things to do and places to go; many of them
 walking paths, Celebration seems to have what we Seniors enjoy.           are right in Celebration.
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                                    Celebration Classical Concert Series Featuring
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010



                                    Orlando Philharmonic Handel’s “Messiah”
                                     The Celebration Foundation is proud to announce the 9th Season    will showcase the talented principal musicians in the orchestra
                                     of the Celebration Classical Concert Series:                      including the newly appointed Concertmaster violinist Yuriy
                                                                                                       Bekker. Featured pieces will include Bach’s Brandenburg #3,
                                         Sunday, December 12; 7 p.m.: Orlando Philharmonic             Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and pieces by Strauss and Mozart.
                                                                      “Handel’s Messiah”
                                                                                                       Also returning will be The Central Florida Brass Band who has
                                            Sunday, January 30; 4 p.m: Central Florida Brass Band      performed our Christmas concert the past two years. This concert
                                                                       “Classical Brass”               will feature classical and contemporary works including a really
                                                                                                       interesting rendition of “Bolero”. Finally, one of our favorite
                                     Saturday February, 12; 7:30 p.m.: Orlando Philharmonic            organizations, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, will
                                                                       “Concertante”                   once again conclude the Series.

                                              Sunday, March 6; 4 p.m.: Florida Symphony                The Celebration Classical Concert Series is a program of
                                                                       Youth Orchestra                 The Celebration Foundation and is generously hosted each year
                                                                                                       by Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration. Series tickets
                                     We are excited to be featuring The Orlando Philharmonic twice     are now available for $60 at The Celebration Foundation Offices
                                     this year. There is no better way to enter the Christmas season   or at Imagination Realty, both located in downtown Celebration.
                                     than experiencing Handel’s Messiah in person. The Orlando         For information on the series or about purchasing tickets please
                                     Chorale and some wonderful soloists will perform with the         call the Foundation at (407) 566-1234.
                                     Philharmonic at this special event. Later in the season, the
                                     Philharmonic will perform “Concertante” conducted by
                                     Anthony Hose. A concertante is a unique and entertaining
                                     form of music that features two or more soloists with different
                                     instruments supported by a chamber orchestra. The concert




                                  Celebration                                                          2011 Celebration
                                  Foundation seeks                                                     Community Directory
                                  Directors                                                            ATTENTION: Advertisers, Past & New
                                                                                                       The Celebration Foundation is aware of our past advertisers and
                                  The Celebration Foundation is looking to expand its Board of         would like to help you place your ad once again in the 2011
                                  Directors and one of the seats may have your name on it. We are      Celebration Community Directory. We also know there are many
                                  looking for a few good people who are interested in helping to       new businesses in Celebration that we do not want to omit; please
                                  lead our community foundation into the future.                       complete an Advertiser Prep Sheet and return it to the Celebration
                                                                                                       Foundation at your convenience. Payments are due when Ads are
                                  The Foundation will host information sessions to share more about    placed.
                                  our non-profit charity and answer any questions you may have.
                                  We will then be accepting personal bios of Celebration residents     Questions: Call the Foundation office or email;
                                  interested in serving on the Board.                                  (407) 566-1234; betsy.spencer@celebration.fl.us

                                  For more information, please contact the Foundation office at        ATTENTION: Residents
                                  (407) 566-1234 or by e-mail at foundation@celebration.fl.us.         Do not be left out of the Residential Section of
                                  Please visit our web site, www.thecelebrationfoundation.org.         the 2011 Directory; please submit your data
                                                                                                       online; www.thecelebrationfoundation.org.
                                                                                                       Go to the left side and the Click the Red
                                                                                                       Verbiage, “Complete Resident Data Form
                                                                                                       Online”.

                                                                                                       Questions: Call the Foundation office or email;
                                                                                                       (407) 566-1234; betsy.spencer@celebration.fl.us.
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Celebration offers special




                                                                                                                                                          CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
way to enjoy Halloween
By Alexandra Parvaz
One of the many unique things about living in Celebration is the way         just take us trick-
that Halloween is celebrated. Year after year, lots of homes are adorned     or-treating at the
with fun, spooky decorations. A house on Celebration Boulevard in            mall instead
particular has so many that its residents can’t possibly be using their      because it was
front door during the entire month of October. I’m not kidding. The          safer. This is how
porch is always made into a dungeon with a cardboard wall covering           it is in a lot of
up the wall of the house (which come Christmastime doubles as the            neighborhoods,
wall for Santa’s Workshop, only then there aren’t any faux corpses           which is why it’s
hanging from the ceiling), and some of the many other decorations            not at all surpris-
that have surrounded it include a skeleton rock band and area 51.            ing that lots of
Lots of other houses in Celebration are well decorated, too.                 families in central
Sometimes, we even have a contest to see who can put up the                  Florida bring their
scariest (or best) Halloween decorations.                                    kids here on Halloween. In Celebration, trick-or-treating is exactly
                                                                             what it’s supposed to be like. The lamp posts go on at dusk, so there
Celebration also has a fall festival every October downtown. There           are no worries about it getting too dark outside. All the moms and
you can find lots of booths selling food and merchandise at great            dads are sitting on their porches giving out candy, so it’s perfectly safe
prices, bands playing music that can be heard all over downtown, and         for kids to go out alone. The kids are having a great time collecting
hay rides that take you all over central village. There’s also a leaf fall   and eating their candy (as evidenced by the candy wrappers that can
on Market Street every year, where kids can play in, catch, and collect      be found all over the sidewalks in the morning). And best of all, here
paper leaves (because the real leaves in Celebration don’t fall until        Halloween has become not just a holiday but a community event.
winter!). A lucky few might also find tokens for money and other             Kids meet up with their friends, and adults take turns giving out candy
prizes that can be redeemed at surrounding shops.                            and talking to the neighbors. There are usually also a few parties going
                                                                             on, at peoples’ homes or at the North Village Pavilion.
But personally, I think that the most impressive Halloween event in
Celebration is Halloween night itself. In the neighborhood I lived in        All in all, I would say that Celebration is the perfect place to spend
when I was younger, very few houses participated in trick-or-treating,       Halloween!
and it was always pitch dark outside. Most years, my parents would




Little League umpires needed!
by Judi Halperin
The boys and girls of Celebration Little League are in need of volunteers to help umpire for
the 9-10s, 11-12s, Softball and Juniors divisions. The League needs umpires for behind the
plate as well as for the bases. You do not need to have children in the program or any umpiring
experience – we will happily train anybody who has the interest and ability to help!

Please contact our Chief Umpire Mark Giuliano at markg6232@yahoo.com if you’re game!
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                                     Clubs, Organizations & Events
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010




                                  Open Mic Night for Democratic candidates
                                  The Democrats of Celebration (DOC) are                                                           The mission of the DOC is to promote the plat-
                                  pleased to announce a Democratic Candidate                                                       form and candidates of the Democratic Party and
                                  “Open Microphone” Night at our regular,                                                          to unite local Democrats. However, you do not
                                  monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,                                                       need to be a Democrat by either registration or
                                  October 27, 2010 at the Celebration                                                              belief to attend our monthly meetings and special
                                  Community Center at 851 Celebration Avenue.                                                      events. Everyone is welcome! For further informa-
                                  Democratic candidates and their representatives                                                  tion about the DOC, contact Stephanie Garber at
                                  are invited to speak about their campaigns, and                                                  Stephanie.Garber@celebration.fl.us.
                                  there will be short, informative presentations
                                  regarding the constitutional amendments on
                                  the November ballot. Ample time has been
                                  allotted for discussion, so please join us and
                                                                                                                                   Joe Saunders of Equality Florida
                                  bring all your questions about the crucial issues                                                spoke at our August meeting.
                                  of our upcoming election.




                                                                                                                                                   From left to right: John M. Frodesen
                                                                                                                                                   Jr., Mark Fields, Democratic
                                                                                                                                                   Candidate for Florida State
                                                                                                                                                   Representative in District 41 Lee
                                                                                                                                                   Douglas, Steph Garber, Nancy Curtis,
                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Theron Mark Pettit, Valleri
                                                                                                                                                   Crabtree, Sheri Morton, Joe Saunders,
                                                                                                                                                   Charles Wooley, Alex Blankenship,
                                                                                                                                                   Terri Haber



                                  Rotary Club to hold 12th Annual
                                  Pancake Breakfast
                                  Join The Happiest Club On Earth for a Pancake Breakfast
                                  on Saturday, October 16
                                  Since its inception in 1998, the Rotary Club                                                        After the run, the Rotary Club of Celebration
                                  of Celebration has hosted a Pancake                                                                 will host a pancake breakfast, which features
                                  Breakfast at the Celebration Fire Station each                                                      live music, a silent auction, cake walk, pet
                                  fall to raise funds for local charities such as                                                     fair, and much more. Rocky Maharaj, a
                                  Give Kids the World, Oceola Help Now,                                                               member of the Celebration Rotary Club,
                                  Oscelola Scholarships, Celebration Boy                                                              will be in the Celebration Fire Station’s
                                  Scouts and Osceola Girl Scouts, among                                                               kitchen with his crew cooking pancakes
                                  others. This year’s event will take place on                                                        with dough donated by the local I-HOP
                                  Saturday, October 16 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.                                                         restaurant.

                                  Before the pancake breakfast, you are invited                                                         Tickets are $5 per person and can be pur-
                                  to participate in a “fun run” for runners of                                                          chased at any time leading up to the event
                                  all ages, 5K or 10K. The run, located on Celebration Boulevard,            from any Celebration Club Rotarian. Tickets can also be purchased
                                  begins promptly at 7 a.m. There is no entry fee for the run for            at Imagination Realty or Century 21, both located on Celebration Ave,
                                  children between the ages of 5 and 13. The cost to participate in          or at the Celebration Fire Station on the morning of the event.
                                  the Challenge 5K is $10 and the cost for the Extreme 10K is $20.
                                  Anyone interested in participating in the run can pre-register online at                Rotary is the world’s first service organization.
                                  www.celebrationrotary.org. Each runner will receive a complimentary                  It was founded in Chicago on February 23rd, 1905
                                  t-shirt before the race. The deadline for registration is October 5.                by Paul Harris. Today there are 1.2 million Rotarians
                                  There will be on-site registration, however the Rotary Club of                        worldwide and over 33,700 Rotary Clubs in over
                                  Celebration cannot guarantee a t-shirt unless runners are                                   200 countries and geographical areas.
                                  pre-registered.
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Knights of Columbus announce updates




                                                                                                                                                         CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
By Richard DeMadona

The Knights are getting ready to gear up for an active winter season.        Come out and support these special people! The Fall Classic includes:
We have a lot planned and we are ready to swing into action. So much         bowling, gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, softball and softball
to do, with so little time to get it all completed. However, somehow it      skills. The best way to learn more about the extent of the program and
all seems to come together.                                                  the activities is to visit their website, www.specialolympicsflorida.org.
                                                                                                          We look forward to seeing you there.
Last month, I incorrectly announced we won
the Star Award for our Council. That, in itself,                                                      BINGO is held once monthly on the third
is quite an accomplishment. I would like to                                                           Wednesday of each month, with the exception
report however, that we actually won the                                                              of December. Come join the fun at “Knights
Double Star Award! This means that we more                                                            Bingo”, in the 851 Building, Celebration
than doubled our membership goals the past year, as well as other            Avenue. We have gone high tech with brand new equipment. Doors
achievements. The Knights are very proud of this honor. Without              open at 6:30 p.m. Please join us. For more information visit our
the hard work of all our Knights participation and support from our          website, www.corpuschristiknights.org or contact Gary Govanus.
Parish, and most of all the Celebration Community, this would not            Mention you read about us in the Celebration News and you will
have been possible. On behalf of the Knight of Columbus at Corpus            receive a free Bingo card, when participating in our regular Bingo.
Christi, thank you.
                                                                             We would like to extend an invitation to all Catholic men, 18 years
On August 22, the Knights from Corpus Christi joined fellow Knights          and older to join our Chapter. We need men to help us with all the
from all over Florida at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary,        good works we do in the community, as well as around the County,
Queen of the Universe on the Feast of Queenship of Mary, for the first       State, Country and World. We meet on the second Tuesday of every
year anniversary. For those, Catholic or not, who have not visited the       month at the Corpus Christi Parish Community Center. Please call us
Basilica, it is a worthwhile visit. The Shrine is located at 8300 Vineland   if you are interested. You may call Gary Govanus at (407) 396-2429
Avenue, Orlando FL. It is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:30 p.m.               or email rdemadona@aol.com. We would be happy to answer any
Also, be sure to visit the one of a kind gift shop.                          and all your questions.

Special Olympics Fall Classic: Please mark Nov. 5 and 6, on your             The Knights are planning an open house in the near future. If you
calendar for the Special Olympics, at ESPN Wide World of Sports,             would be interested in attending, please let us know, either by phone
Lake Buena Vista. The Knights are a big part of this event.                  or email. We will notify you as soon as we set the date and time.
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                                 Off Book Productions presents
CELEBRATION NEWS -October 2010



                                 The Importance of Being Earnest
                                 From the company that brought you Deathtrap and the award-winning Almost, Maine…
                                 Off Book Productions opens their 2010-11 season with The Importance of Being Earnest, on
                                 October 8 and 9 at 7p.m. and October 10 at 3 p.m. The student-run company will kick off their
                                 sixth season with the Oscar Wilde classic at the Randy Johnson Performing Arts Center at
                                 Celebration High School. The comedy, directed by Kristen Taylor, centers around the mischievous
                                 Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncreiff who both use the pseudonym “Earnest” to pursue their
                                 more wild dreams in places they are lesser known (Jack in the city/ Algy in the country). Things
                                 get complicated when they both get engaged under their aliases. Coincidentally, their fiancés are
                                 both infatuated with the name Earnest and this clearly causes quite a dilema. This production of
                                 The Importance of Being Earnest features Alee Shurina, Sierra Kross, Charlie Munn, Albert Prevost,
                                 Ana Suarez, Andrew Small, and Drew Buffington. Off Book Productions will be closing out their
                                 season with Nickel and Dimed in March, directed by Alee Shurina.

                                 Come out and support your local theatre company this October by getting tickets through
                                 either Dena Egan, (dena.egan@yahoo.com), or Barbara Bowers at Celebration High School
                                 (321-939-6600 ext. 50650). Tickets are only $8.00, so come out and enjoy the show!



                                 The Garden Club of Celebration
                                 By Diane Finney
                                  If you have an interest in gardening, the        It’s that time of year again to add eco – friendly mulch to your landscaping!
                                  Garden Club of Celebration invites you to        Thanks to Davey’s generous help, we are marking a 12th Anniversary in providing
                                  join our group. We enjoy informative lec-        pine straw to our community.
                                  tures and organize field trips to various gar-
                                  den destinations. Our next meeting is            The Garden Club of Celebration’s Fall Pine Straw Sale
                                  Wednesday, October 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m.           Order Now!
                                  at Heritage Hall. At this morning meeting,       Bales are $4 each.
                                  Jennifer Welch Pelham is speaking about          Add $5 to your order
                                  “Fall Vegetable Planting for Small Gardens       for delivery
                                  & Patios”.                                       *Free delivery for
                                                                                   15+ bales!
                                  Also on October 20, an evening meeting           Sale is by pre-order only-
                                  featuring Tom and Joanie MacCubbin will          So please order now!
                                  be held at Artisan Park from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
                                  and the talk will be about “Container
                                  Gardening”.                                       For delivery: Friday, October 22, 2010.                  Mail: Garden Club of Celebration
                                                                                    Please send orders – name and address, with checks       PO Box 470082
                                  For more info: contact Pat Levinson –             payable to Garden Club of Celebration and delivery       Celebration, FL 34747
                                  (407) 566 9051 or Diane Finney at                 instructions to the post office address listed below.
                                  (321) 939 0320.                                   Any questions call Blair Charles at (407) 566 9653 or
                                                                                    email Blair Charles at blair.charles@celebration.fl.us
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                    Student Spotlight




                                                                                        CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Meet Alex Ross, Celebration’s
outstanding featured student for October
Alex is a senior at Celebration High School who enjoys being an active member
of her school and community. She has lived in Celebration with her family for
14 years and hopes to attend the University of Florida in the fall to major in
pre-med.
• President of the Senior Class 2011
• Varsity Cheerleader for the Celebration Storm.
  The squad currently ranks second in the state and tenth in the country.
• Science Fair 1st Place Award winner at the school and regional levels.
• Yale Science and Engineering Association Inc. Science Award recipient
• Society of Women Engineers Award recipient
• National Society of Professional Engineers Award recipient
• Member of National Honor Society
• Raised the most money for the CHS
  National Honor Society’s team for
  Relay for Life 2010
• Treasurer of Key Club




                                               If you know a student that you think
                                             should be featured, please contact us at
                                           celebration.news@celebrationtownhall.com
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                                    Mah Jongg Group                                                     Farmer’s Market
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                    of Celebration                                                      Find the freshest fruits and vegetables, fun arts and crafts and
                                                                                                        much more at the Farmers’ Market each Sunday in Town Center.
                                    Mah Jongg Group of Celebration                                      Stop by during the Market’s hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                    Wednesdays

                                    Classes are offered a few times during the morning or afternoon
                                    hours throughout the year. Classes are free but the cost of books
                                    is $10.00. The class is limited to four participants.

                                    For additional information, contact Earlyn Davidson at
                                    CelebrationForUs@aol.com


                                  Celebration
                                  Bridge Club
                                  Thursdays; October–May
                                  Heritage Hall

                                  1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ACBL Sanctioned Bridge
                                  4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Lessons
                                                   (Intermediate: November & December -
                                                   Beginner: January-March)
                                  6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Casual Duplicate Bridge (Reservations Needed)

                                  Questions? Contact Margaret Cooke at mcooke1241@comcast.net
                                  or Lone Darrow at 407-566-8922
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School Buzz




                                                                                                                                                       CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Message from the CHS front office
By Laura C. Rhinehart, Ed.D., Celebration High School Principal
                             It never fails to amaze me how quickly        order for students to be successful academi-
                             the school year flies by! By the time you     cally, interventions must occur swiftly once
                             read this we will have completed our first    a problem is detected.
                             month and a half of school already.
                                                                           Another intervention we’ve introduced is our
                              We can’t help but be very excited with       STAR Thursday period. STAR is an acronym
                              the start of our school year. We currently   for Student, Teachers, and Relationships. Each Thursday we have a
                              have 1,869 students registered at our        36 minute period built in at the end of the day to help students who
                              school and our Storm family continues        need tutoring, to complete makeup work, or study time. Students’
                              to grow. We are continuing the process       grades will be monitored by their 7th period teacher. Our expectation
                              of hiring more teachers and changing         here at CHS is that all work must be completed in order for students
students’ schedules to balance out class sizes. Florida law requires       to learn and achieve academic success. Students are encouraged to
that all core academic classes in high school have a maximum of            request a pass from a teacher if they need help in that teacher’s class.
25 students. We are working diligently to meet these requirements.         This is a fantastic opportunity for students to maintain good grades.
                                                                           We will also utilize this time for club meetings. Students will be
This year we are adding some academic interventions intended to            allowed to attend meetings if their work is made up and their grades
help all of our students succeed. You may have noticed an additional       are at least a C in every class. Our hope is that every student will be
progress report this quarter. We will be sending home progress reports     engaged in an academic program.
more frequently this year. All students will receive a progress report
every three weeks as well as a report card at the end of each quarter.     I encourage all parents to stay actively involved in their child’s grades
You can also check your student’s grades and attendance frequently         and progress here at CHS. Together we are a powerful team working
through the Parent Internet Viewer which is readily accessible from        together to ensure the academic success of your child. Please do not
our school website (www.celhs.osceola.k12.fl.us). We know that in          hesitate to contact a teacher if you have any questions.
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                                  Stetson University Center News
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                                                                                                                                        Center at Celebration

                                                                                    Information Sessions Scheduled:
                                          General                                   Counselor Education Program: Thursday, Oct. 7 – 5:30 p.m.
                                        Information                                                              (Contact: 321-939-7619 – mmcdanie@stetson.edu)
                                                                                      Lawyer’s Assistant Program: Thursday, Oct. 7 – 6 p.m.
                                               321-939-7600                                                       (Contact: 321-939-7604 – rcangelo@stetson.edu)
                                                                                              Business Programs*: Thursday, Oct 14 – 6 p.m.
                                          center@stetson.edu                                                      (Contact: 321-939-7603 – wlowe@stetson.edu)
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                                           Graduate students leave their mark on a Vietnam monastery
                                                          to repay a debt with service
                                  Grins and gleeful chatter of Vietnamese                                                                “Pursuit of social responsibility and service
                                  children needed no translation for the                                                                 is one of Stetson’s core values and is central
                                  group of American executives cooking and                                                               to the mission of the School of Business
                                  washing dishes in the Buddhist monastery                                                               Administration,” said Dean Stuart
                                  kitchen.                                                                                               Michelson. “Volunteering is very important
                                                                                                                                         to me as well and I’m pleased that the sug-
                                  The message was universal for the children
                                                                                                                                         gestion to volunteer in Vietnam was pro-
                                  and the monks, and it touched the hearts
                                                                                                                                         posed by Kelly and the cohort. “
                                  of 18 Stetson Executive MBA students who
                                  wanted to make a mark and leave some                                                                   The Lien Hoa Pagoda was selected for the
                                  legacy of service in the country they were                                                             project. It’s a small monastery of eight
                                  studying.                                                                                              monks in a needy community in Ho Chi
                                                                                                                                         Ming City (formerly Saigon) where scores
                                  “Smiles and laughter need no translation,”
                                                                                                                                         of children of poor families come for free
                                  said Penny Miller, a Disney HR manager
                                                                                                                                         English classes and food. It’s hoped that
                                  who was squeezing shredded coconut for         Practicing English with Vietnamese children are Kim Ruggiero,
                                                                                                                                         education will help them escape poverty.
                                  the curry when classmates began to play        Alicia Matheson, Lourdes Mola and Kelly Glassburn kneeling in
                                  duck, duck, goose with the children. The       front.                                                        “There was a spirit of peace and goodness
                                  happiness of the moment moved her and                                                                        that surrounded the monastery,” said
                                  others in the group who were welcomed at the monastery.                         Walter Kurlin, a Disney facilitator of Ft. Lauderdale. “This was my
                                                                                                                  first contact with Buddhism and I found it interesting and enriching.
                                  “It was humbling, stimulating and inspiring,” said her classmate
                                                                                                                  You could feel that it was a holy place.”
                                  Norbert Dean, a sourcing director for Disney who stirred vegetables
                                  in a wok under the watchful eye of monks as it rained outside.                  After meeting children and monks, the students, the dean and
                                  “They embraced us immediately.”                                                 Program Coordinator Wendy Lowe went to work. Instructed by
                                                                                                                  monks, the post-grads in green Stetson shirts, many of whom are
                                  “I was moved to tears,” said Kelly Glassburn, manager of marketing
                                                                                                                  Disney executives, chopped vegetables, squeezed coconuts, sliced
                                  at Disney who stopped her kitchen work to play. “Laughter
                                                                                                                  bread and stirred rice over a gas fire in the large, simple kitchen.
                                  transcends the things that come with living in an impoverished
                                                                                                                  Large platters were filled with curry, tofu, fried rice and more.
                                  country – a rumbling stomach, sickness, lack of clean clothing.”
                                                                                                                  They washed dishes, cleaned the kitchen and sat barefoot on the
                                  It’s an experience she will always remember: “We made a small
                                                                                                                  floor drying and stacking hundreds of bright plastic bowls, plates
                                  difference in a few kids' lives that day.”
                                                                                                                  and utensils.
                                  It was the first time that EMBA students engaged in a service project
                                                                                                                  Peppered through the afternoon were many encounters with
                                  during the international trip that’s part of every cohort’s 19-month
                                                                                                                  children practicing English, learning dance moves and playing
                                  course of study. Cohort 7 visited nine businesses and industries in
                                                                                                                  games that made the tiled kitchen echo with shrieks of laughter.
                                  Vietnam and Hong Kong in June, meeting with corporate leaders
                                                                                                                  “Volunteers at the monastery informed us that we made it such
                                  and touring cultural sites.
                                                                                                                  a special day for these children,” said Kim Ruggiero, a marketing
                                  Months ago, when Glassburn suggested that her cohort set aside                  manager for Disney. “They do not often receive visitors and the fact
                                  time in its busy minute-by-minute schedule to provide a legacy                  they we gave them such special attention was memorable for them.”
                                  of service, fellow students and EMBA administrators quickly
                                                                                                                  There were also conversations with monks and a level of basic
                                  embraced the idea.
                                                                                                                  human understanding and insight that would not have occurred
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had the students simply remained                                                                               graduation of low-income students,
tourists. “This was a very special day                                                                         cutting-edge scholarship, community




                                                                                                                                                             CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
for our cohort,” said Aaron Wright,                                                                            service and graduates making a positive
a Disney labor manager. “All of us took                                                                        difference in the world. The rankings
away a perspective that we would never                                                                         are based on data including how many
have gained had it not been for this                                                                           alumni go on to serve in the U.S.
experience.”                                                                                                   military and Peace Corps, how many
                                                                                                               hours students volunteer in their
Preparing a meal at a monastery
                                                                                                               community, how many graduates go
halfway around the world might seem
                                                                                                               on to earn doctorate degrees, how
to have little to do with business stud-
                                                                                                               many students are low income
ies or careers, but several students
                                                                                                               (receiving the federal Pell Grant) and
made a strong connection. Wright
                                                                                                               how many scholarship dollars are
echoed others when he said working
                                                                                                               linked to service. More than a third
with friends on simple humanitarian
                                                                                                               of Stetson students are first-generation
tasks has a strong ethical element.
                                                                                                               college students.
Americans, who have so much, incur
a kind of debt when they use a com-                                                                                “Colleges and universities do as much
munity for learning experiences and                                                                                to shape the future as any institutions
insight. “We felt we should give back                                                                              you can think of,” the magazine said.
to a community that was providing                                                                                  “They conduct cutting-edge research
us with such opportunity,” said Wright,                                                                            that drives economic growth, provide
noting that there is great worth in                                                                                upward mobility to people of humble
“business people willing to give freely                                                                            birth, and mold the characters of
                                           Preparing food in the monaster y kitchen are Penny Miller, Darcy Clark,
of their time and who value the com-       Kenyon Langford (in front) and David Ulloa.
                                                                                                                   tomorrow’s leaders.”
munities from which they are benefit-
                                                                                                                   Stetson has a strong commitment to
ing.” “We are so privileged in the
                                                                                                                   service learning and civic engagement
United States that we often forget we
                                                                                  through its academic courses, and many student organizations pro-
each have the power to make a small difference in people's lives,”
                                                                                  vide service to the community through extracurricular activities.
said Glassburn who was pleased with the outcome of her idea.
                                                                                  Students, faculty and staff typically provide more than 100,000
“It fulfilled my original desire to do something, to leave a mark –               hours of service each academic year.
both on the people that we visited with and on ourselves.”
                                                                                  “Too often ‘academic’ is equated with ‘irrelevant.’ At Stetson, we
The time spent at the monastery gave “far more meaning” to the                    work to make students’ academic preparation relevant by providing
country of Vietnam said Glassburn, than if the trip had been limited opportunities for them to see the theory come to life in the engage-
to classy hotels, high-level business meetings and sightseeing.                   ment of their community while they are taking courses,” Sapp said.
                                                                                  “Seeing academic theory in practice tends to help students under-
                                                                                  stand the theory at a deeper level and also allows them to apply the
                                                                                  theory in more than one context. Our goal is for our graduates to
Stetson University ranked 23rd in nation                                          become engaged members of their communities having a positive
for service, research, social mobility                                            effect on those communities.”
A national rating system that focuses on how well colleges and                  Through service learning within the university’s academic program,
universities contribute to the public good in the areas of service,             faculty members involve their students in the community to address
research and social mobility has selected Stetson University as                 real-world problems. Student outreach includes counseling low-
the top-rated four-year school in Florida.                                      income entrepreneurs through the CHOMI Microcredit program,
                                                                                studying invasive species in Blue Spring, running a deliberative
Stetson is ranked No. 23 nationally in Washington Monthly                       democracy campaign, and implementing community youth pro-
magazine’s “Top 50 Master’s Universities” for universities with                 grams based on residents’ needs. At the College of Law in
bachelor’s and master’s degree                                                                               Gulfport/St. Petersburg and Tampa,
programs.                                                                                                    all students do pro bono service.
“At Stetson, our students are working to                                                                      The university also has hosted a number
prepare themselves to be active, engaged                                                                      of conferences, including the Bonner
members of their communities, leaders                                                                         Summer Leadership Institute in 2009,
who can take rigorous academic theory                                                                         and has been selected to host the 2011
and use it to solve the practical chal-                                                                       IMPACT Conference, a national confer-
lenges of life,” said Dr. Greg Sapp, the                                                                      ence focusing on service, social justice
Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and                                                                            and advocacy, next spring.
Social Responsibility and associate pro-
fessor of religious studies. “The                                                                             Through a partnership with the philan-
Washington Monthly’s national ranking                                                                         thropic Corella & Bertram F. Bonner
of Stetson recognizes the wonderful                                                                           Foundation of Princeton, N.J., Stetson
work our students do in the community                                                                         supports an active Bonner Scholars pro-
and Stetson’s commitment to support-                                                                          gram that involves undergraduates in
ing them.”                                                                                                    service learning, community engagement
                                                                                                              and leadership training. Stetson
The magazine describes its guide as                                                                            is the only Bonner school in Florida.
“a different kind of college ranking” –      Washing many dishes are Chuck Rivas, Aaron Wright and Wael
one that values recruitment and              Alfattani.
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Storm Alert, October 2010




                                                                                                                                                    CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
by Betsey Larson, Storm 101 Coordinator
Student clubs and organizations are a big part of life                                 All these clubs unite students who want to delve more
at CHS, making it possible for students to connect with                                deeply into their hobbies and passions while socializing
people who share common interests and make friends                                     with new friends and acquaintances.
with those who may be in different classes or grades.
Some of the clubs at CHS have state and national ties,                                  The CHS drama department has a long history of
while others spring purely from the imaginations of                                     bringing high quality productions to the stage, and this
those who founded them!                                                                 year is no different. This month anyone interested in
                                                                                        theatre has the chance to indulge that interest with
Of the campus organizations that are part of state                                      performances of two very different types. The first is
and national clubs, the National Honor Society, Interact                                Off-Brook Productions presentation of the classic drawing
and the International Thespian groups are just a few. At CHS, the          room comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” during the weekend
National Honor Society is well-known for its twice-yearly blood drives     of October 8, 9 and 10. And later in the month, just in time for
and holiday food drives to help those in need as well as its annual par-   Halloween, the theatre department presents “The Strange Case of
ticipation in Relay for Life and sponsorship of the popular Video          Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” on October 29, 30 and 31st. Break a leg!
Game Night. The Interact club is the youth arm of Rotary
International, and focuses its energy on service projects throughout       Even if you’re not in a club or organization, almost everyone gets
the metropolitan Orlando area. Past activities have included a strong      into the Storm spirit during our Homecoming festivities the week
commitment to “Give Kids the World”, Relay for Life and a pet food         of October 11. Theme days include Safari Day, Hero vs. Villain Day,
drive that benefited animals at local shelters. Our International          Nerd Day and Classy Day, along with the traditional purple and silver
Thespian group participates in performance competitions throughout         Spirit Day to round out the week. Students, sponsors and parent
the state of Florida and has consistently finished with top honors.        volunteers will be working hard to create floats and displays for the
The CHS Best Buddies club has state and national ties as well,             parade in downtown Celebration on Thursday, October 14, and
uniting students of all ability levels in many social activities,          members of our Student Government Association will be on hand
including the Special Olympics and the annual Best Buddies Prom.           to decorate and get the gym ready for the annual Homecoming dance
Other clubs have sprung up at CHS due to common interests of their         on the evening of Saturday, October 16. Game time vs. Lake Nona is
members, including the Environmental Club, the Science Fair Club,          7 o’clock on Friday, October 15. Arrive early to get a good seat, and
the Multicultural Club and the European Cultures Club.                     bring your Storm spirit!
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                                                                                     Osceola School District’s                                                                 2010
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010




                                  Osceola County Schools Earn Highest                 The Osceola County School for the Arts               New School Athletic Website For Osceola
                                  State Award For Community Involvement               Again Named One Of America’s                         Parents and Community Residents
                                                                                      Top Public High Schools                              Osceola School District parents and
                                  Twenty-six Osceola County schools have
                                  been designated as Five Star Schools earning        Each year, Newsweek magazine, in conjunction         community residents now have a “one-stop”
                                  the Florida Department of Education's most          with the Washington Post, picks the best high        athletic website for every school in Osceola
                                  prestigious award for community involvement         schools in the country based on how hard             County providing everything involving sports,
                                  – the 2009/2010 Five Star School Award.             school staffs work to challenge students with        including clubs and organizations. Visitors to
                                  This is the largest group of Osceola County         Advanced Placement college-level courses             www.c2cschools.com/osceolacounty can
                                  schools ever to earn Five Star School awards.       and tests. With just over 1,600 schools, only        find sports schedules for every middle and
                                                                                      6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.,     high school, along with driving directions to
                                  The award is presented each year to schools         earning a spot on the list, The Osceola              each school's game locations with current
                                  that have shown evidence of exemplary               County School for the Arts in Osceola                weather updates. Additional information can
                                  family, school, and community involvement.          County was again awarded this prestigious            also be found regarding sport camps, coach-
                                  To qualify, each school must meet 100% of           distinction for the second year in a row.            ing clinics, county champions, coaching staffs,
                                  the state's established criteria that require       The school is listed at number 756 out of            Academic Sport Champions, and upcoming
                                  the full engagement of business partners,           the 1,600 schools recognized.                        schedules. This free site allows parents to
                                  volunteers, students, families, and the School                                                           subscribe to their child's sport, school, and
                                  Advisory Council in the educational process.                                                             alerts pages to receive updates via email on
                                  You can find a list of Osceola’s Five Star                                                               any changes that take place within their
                                  Schools at www.osceola.k12.fl.us.                                                                        child’s athletic schedule. Every Sunday
                                                                                                                                           evening at 7:30 p.m, subscribers will also be
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                                  Student Achievement Is Our                                                                               to, their times, and where they are being
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Flag raised at Celebration High School




                                                                                                                  CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Thanks to generous donations by the Celebration Community Development
District, Celebration High School Athletic Booster Club and parents,
Richard Joossens and funds from the Celebration High School (CHS)
budget, the American flag is flying in the school’s stadium.

The flag pole, donated to the school by the Celebration Residential Owner’s
Association, was erected in the stadium just in time for the Storm to take
on Heritage High School. “We’re honored to fly the flag,” said CHS Athletic
Director John Bangley, “This is the result of the dedication from our com-
munity and the donated energy and resources of several special individuals.
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                                  Celebration K-8 School PTA News
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                  By Heather Robbins
                                  The Celebration K-8 School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) kicked        Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 15. This is one of the PTA’s main
                                  off the school year by announcing a new PTA website where students,       fundraisers, so please come out to support our school & our children!
                                  parents and community members can find information on its mission
                                  & goals, programs, volunteer opportunities, news announcements and        Remember, the PTA is open to everyone from parents and
                                  more. Check it out at www.celebrationpta.com and let them know            grandparents to friends and community members. Even if you
                                  what you think!                                                           don’t have time to volunteer, we still need you! The $10 membership
                                                                                                            fee helps pay for all the programs the PTA provides to make our
                                  Since the first day of school, the PTA has been busy planning its         school and community a better place. For more information,
                                  programs for the year such as academic & character recognition            please visit the website at www.celebrationpta.com.
                                  ceremonies, elementary & middle school yearbooks, teacher
                                  appreciation activities, field day and volunteer coordination.
                                  They have also allocated money to purchase student agendas,
                                  provide additional funds to various departments, support before
                                  & after school programs, match grade-level fundraisers, and help with
                                  the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and School-Wide Enrichment
                                  programs. Based on the results from the PTA satisfaction survey dis-
                                  tributed with student packets, the PTA also plans to introduce a few
                                  new programs including a fun parent/student activity following each
                                  of the PTA general assembly meetings.

                                  Up next is the PTA’s 9th Annual “Go Take A Hike” walk-a-thon
                                  fundraiser where students in Kindergarten through fifth grade ask
                                  family & friends to make per-lap pledges or donate one-time amounts
                                  for their efforts in walking/running laps around the school soccer
                                  fields. The kids have a great time getting some exercise with their
                                  friends while earning prizes and raising money for their school.
                                  This year’s Kick-Off Rally is on Monday, October 4 followed by the




                                            Celebration Florida is “horrified”
                                                to announce year two of
                                          The LaVene Family Trail of Nightmares!
                                     The spookiest, scariest walk in Central Florida!
                                                           Lakeside Park, Celebration FL
                                     Dr. Daniel LaVene of Maitland, Florida
                                     donated all his decorations, props and
                                     scary things to Celebration to expand
                                     his 25 year tradition of creating an
                                     outdoor haunt.                                       “Not so scary”
                                         $10 per person                                   hay bale maze
                                                                                                •
                                            Friday & Saturday,                           Bounce houses
                                                                                                •
                                             October 22 & 23                           Live entertainment
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                                      Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,                  Food and beverages
                                          October 29, 30, and 31

                                                                    Kids Activities:
                                                                   Open at 7:30 p.m.
                                                              Trail of Nightmare Hours:
                                                              7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
                                                   For More Information visit www.TrailOfNightmares.com.
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Osceola County schools earn awards




                                                                                                                                                   CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010
Dear Celebration community residents:                                    The award is presented each year to schools that have shown evidence
                                                                         of exemplary family, school, and community involvement. To qualify,
I am proud to report that 26 Osceola County schools, including
                                                                         each school must meet 100% of the state's established criteria that
Celebration K-8, have been designated as Five Star Schools earning
                                                                         require the full engagement of business partners, volunteers, students,
the Florida Department of Education's most prestigious award for
                                                                         families, and the School Advisory Council in the educational process.
community involvement – the 2009/2010 Five Star School Award.
                                                                         Every Five Star School must prepare a portfolio to document how they
This is the largest group of Osceola County schools ever to earn Five
                                                                         model excellence through specific community involvement programs.
Star School awards.

 Congratulations to Osceola’s Five Star schools:
 Boggy Creek Elementary               Kissimmee Charter Academy           Narcoossee Middle                   Pleasant Hill Elementary
 Celebration K-8                      Kissimmee Elementary                Neptune Elementary                  Reedy Creek Elementary
 Chestnut Elementary                  KOA Elementary                      Neptune Middle                      St. Cloud Elementary
 Cypress Elementary                   Lakeview Elementary                 Osceola County                      Sunrise Elementary
 Discovery Intermediate               Michigan Avenue Elementary            School for the Arts               Thacker Avenue Elementary
 Highlands Elementary                 Mill Creek Elementary               Osceola High                          for International Studies
 Horizon Middle                       Narcoossee Elementary               Partin Settlement Elementary        Ventura Elementary

I am extremely proud of these schools for making volunteerism            It is simple to sign up to become a school volunteer. Interested
and community involvement a priority. When children, parents,            individuals can log on to https://volunteer.osceola.k12.fl.us to
educators, and the community work together as a team, our students       register as a new school volunteer or to renew their application as
succeed and reap great rewards.                                          a volunteer from last school year. Parents and community residents
                                                                         are encouraged to call 407-870-4080 for additional information
The Osceola School District is looking forward to another school         about becoming an OASIS school volunteer.
year where OASIS volunteers truly make a difference in the success
of students. Osceola schools are now in need of tutors and mentors       Sincerely,
for students, classroom volunteers, clerical volunteers, media center    Dr. Michael A. Grego
volunteers, speakers, judges, Business Partners in Education, and        Superintendent
more. Schools are happy to work with volunteers to find out the          Osceola District Schools
areas where they will be most effective and feel the most comfortable.
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                                  CLAYTON’s Pride
CELEBRATION NEWS - October 2010


                                  By Mrs. René Clayton, Ed.S, Principal, Celebration K-8 School
                                  The first quarter of school is almost complete and Celebration K-8        pulling up to the curb or just stopping in the middle of the roadway
                                  School has made great strides toward the mission of becoming not          to let their children out in the middle of the street and cut across traf-
                                  only the best school in the state, but one of the best in the nation.     fic. This is very dangerous. It would be tragic if even just one child was
                                  Great focus and determination by teachers and students, and collabo-      involved in any kind of accident due to this decision made simply out
                                  ration with parents and the community have already made an impact         of convenience. Florida traffic laws must be obeyed at all times.
                                  on this mission. Student achievement and student safety are two
                                                                                                            CROSSING STREETS: Please use the crosswalks to safely cross the
                                  areas of top priority.
                                                                                                            street. Many people find it convenient to cross where it is closest to
                                                                                                            where they are going. This is very dangerous during arrival and dis-
                                  STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!                                   missal, especially at the intersection of the Campus Street car loop
                                  An overall goal focusing on student achievement and becoming one          exit.
                                  of the best schools in the nation, is that Celebration K-8 School will
                                  become a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In September, the Blue         BIKE HELMETS: The law requires children under the age of 16 to
                                  Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. selected Celebration K-8 School        wear helmets when riding a bike. Your children are worth the hassle
                                  to participate in a site assessment. The site assessment is designed to   of the protection… make them wear their helmets, please.
                                  develop a “Blueprint for Excellence” and an action plan for taking        GATES and MISC: Procedures at some of the gates throughout the
                                  the steps toward becoming a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of              campus will continue to be changed and tweaked to continually
                                  Excellence.                                                               enhance the safety for your children.

                                  This Blueprint for Excellence for Celebration K-8 School was              SAFETY PATROLS: The new SRO is bringing back the Safety Patrols
                                  developed after spending three days visiting every classroom on           program for students in fifth grade. You should begin seeing and
                                  campus, observing students and teachers in action, and synthesizing       hearing more about the safety patrols.
                                  this information with surveys completed online by administration,
                                  teachers, staff, students, and community members. It is a very            Student safety is paramount, yet sometimes seems a little inconven-
                                  comprehensive, detailed report outlining an action plan for nine          ient. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to
                                  major areas of the school. It is certain that once this action plan       make this not only one of the best schools in the nation, but also one
                                  is carried out and the process is complete, this school will be a true    of the safest. With your help and cooperation, this can and will be a
                                  model for others in the nation to visit. It will be a school that you     school of excellence in safety as well as student achievement.
                                  will be extremely proud of being a member.

                                  STUDENT SAFETY IS ESSENTIAL
                                  Please join in welcoming our new School Resource Officer, Deputy
                                  Chad Chaney, to Celebration K-8 School. He is clearly focused on
                                  providing a safe learning environment and a positive educational
                                  program for students learning and understanding laws as well as drug
                                  and violence awareness. He comes to us with many years of experi-
                                  ence at another K-8 school and a high school in Osceola District.

                                  Many routines and procedures have been installed and will continue
                                  to be updated with the clear purpose of keeping each and every
                                  child safe on this school campus. We are in the business of educating
                                  children, and keeping them safe is critical. Changes being made may
                                  sometimes seem inconvenient, but please know and understand that
                                  the changes are for the better and are only designed to make this
                                  school a safer place to learn for your children.

                                  Parents are the first line of defense when keeping
                                  your children safe, so we need your help with the
                                  following areas:
                                  VISITORS: ALL Visitors/Volunteers MUST sign in when coming
                                  on campus AND sign out when leaving through the front office.
                                  SIGNING OUT through the front office is new, but critical for all
                                  school personnel to know exactly who is on campus at all times.
                                  Visitors/Volunteers have just been leaving campus when finished
                                  with lunch or whatever activity and it has been unknown who is
                                  really on campus at any given time.
                                  EXTENDED DAY: Pride 9 Walkgate is only open to parent entry
                                  during the Extended Daycare hours before and after school.
                                  CAR RIDERS: Drop off and pick up MUST take place in the designat-
                                  ed areas only: Campus Street Loop, Greenbrier Loop, and Mulberry.
                                  The car rider loops are designed for safely dropping off children with-
                                  out the dangers of the roadway. Many, many, many parents have been
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