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LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writerlivi.stanford@dailycommercial.comPeople rely on it every day to wash their clothes, shower and quench their thirst. The de mand for water has in creased substantially in the South Lake re gion as the population continues to grow. The population is expected to increase by 56 percent by 2025, according to county ofcials. New growth and development has resulted in more water being withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer, with dwindling reserves left. Experts said there are as little as seven years left to nd an alternative water source to groundwater use, otherwise lake levels will be affected. We can only extract another 50 million gallons from the aquifer, before we start deter minately impacting the surface lakes, wetlands and springs, said Alan Oyler, consultant for St. Johns River Water Management District, who is assisting the South Lake Regional Water Initiative. By 2035 if every thing grows the way it is projected to grow and people continue to use water the way they have been, we will have an increase in demand of 310 million gallons per day. Drawing from the aquifer directly affects the levels of the lakes, he said. The municipalities and the county are working together to address this issue. The South Lake Regional Water Initiative, driven by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, the county, and the municipalities of Clermont, Groveland, Minneola, Mascotte and Montverde, have come together to address regional solutions in the critical ar eas of reclaimed water SEE PAGE B4 REMEMBER WHEN | B1SPORTS:Area student-athletes moving on to next level WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 www.southlakepress.com 50 NEWST AND INSIDECLASSIFIED B7 CROSSWORDS B2 REAL ESTATE C1 REMEMBER WHEN B1 SPORTS B4 VOICES A4WORD ON THE STREE T A2SOUTH LAKE PRESSV OLUME 98, NO. 47 3 SECTIOn N S 2008, HALIFAX Media Group All rights reservedwww. southlakepress.com PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage Paid Clermont, FL Permit #280 Postal Customer Clermont, FL 34711 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID 50 PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Duane Land, Environmental Services Manager for the city of Clermont Water/Wastewater department, inspects a sample of reclaimed water at the East Side Water Reclamation Facility.Will South Lake run out of water?CLERMONTPipes are inspected during Lands tour of the facility.SEE WATER | A3 LIVI STANFORD and ROXANNE BROWNnews@dailycommercial.comConstruction of one of the largest econom ic development road projects in Lake County is set to begin in 2014. County ofcials have received a tentative grant for $3 million from the Florida Depart ment of Transportation for the North Hancock Road extension. Hancock Road will be extended in Clermont north through Minneola and continue past the proposed Turnpike interchange to an intersec tion with County Road 561A. It is going to make construction of the road begin much sooner, Commissioner Sean Parks said of the tentative grant. Lake County has $9.8 million in budget funds for the North Hancock Road project, which completes Segment 1 of the project from County Road 50 to north of Lake Minneola High School and Fosgate Road, county documents show. The grant will help free up impact fee funds and allocate funding to other parts of the proj ect, said Jim Stivender, Lake Countys public works director.CLERMONTCounty eyes grant for Hancock Road extension N Lake Minneola High School Fox Trail Ave.Old Highway 50 W.Turkey Farm Rd.Brimming Lake Rd.Jim Hunt Rd.STAFF GRAPHIC / WHITNEY WILLARD North Hancock extension N Lake Minneola High School Fox Trail Ave.Old Highway 50 W.Turkey Farm Rd.Brimming Lake Rd.Jim Hunt Rd.STAFF GRAPHIC / WHITNEY WILLARD North Hancock extension SEE ROAD | A5 ROXANNE BROWNStaff writerGroveland Mayor James Gearhart resigned effective immediately on Nov. 13 after months of being under a magnifying glass because of report ed turmoil at city hall. The mayor handed in his let ter of resignation after meeting with Interim City Manager Wil lie Morgan, the citys re chief, at the Cherry Lake Station. The letter was not addressed to anyone. It is with deep regret that I have not been able to properly lead the city of Groveland and its wonderful citizens into the future, the letter stated. I envisioned the position of mayor as a leader of the community and its elected city council. Instead, it has become brutally apparent the politics of Groveland are not interested in truth, loyalty to the citizens and an efciently managed city. Because of these theatrics, and the brutal attacks by fellow associates and council members against myself and my family, I must sincerely apologize to the cit izens as I can no longer be a part of what our local govern ing body has become. Gearhart ended his letter with well wishes.Vice Mayor Loucks takes over top spot after Gearharts surprise resignationCLERMONT LOUCKS GEARHART SEE GROVELAND | A2

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A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 CLERMONT Opera@theLibrary to present Don PasqualeThe Opera@theLibrary program will present Gaetano Donizettis classic comic opera Don Pasquale at 1:45 / p.m., on Nov. 25 at the Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108B, Clermont. All operas have English translations for understanding, and are free to the public in an effort to enhance knowledge and appreciation of this art form. Light refreshments will be provided at intermission by the Friends of the Opera. For information, call Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275, or send an email to operaatcooperlibrary@ gmail.comCLERMONT South Lake Hospital Foundation to host movie nightThe South Lake Hospital Foundation will host its second annual free movie night for on Saturday on the South Lake Hospital Community Garden Lawn in Clermont showing Turbo, a family-friendly animated comedy. The movie begins at 6 / p.m. and food will be available for purchase from local restaurants beginning at 5 / p.m. Guests should bring blankets and chairs and should enter the hospital campus on Don Wickham Drive at the hospitals main entrance off of Citrus Tower Boulevard. Call 352-394-4071, ext. 4406 for information.CLERMONT Registration for annual turkey trot event is ongoingRegistration to run or walk in the second annual Toyota of Clermont Turkey Trot is ongoing. The event is at 8 / a.m., Saturday, and begins at the Train Depot, which sits alongside the South Lake Trail at West Avenue and Osceola Street. Proceeds from the 5k run will benet the South Lake County Historical Society, Clermont Historic Village, and Back to School is Cool-Lake County, which concentrates on empowering homeless and under-privileged students with essential tools to succeed at school level. To register, go to www.clermonttur keytrot.com.CLERMONT Christmas gala to benefit the hungry and homelessNew Beginnings of Lake County will host its annual Christmas Gala from 6 to 10 / p.m., on Dec. 7. The affair will take place at Gabbys Gem of the Hills in Clermont in an effort to raise money for local programs beneting Lake Countys homeless children and families. Musical entertainment will be provided by the local singing group Past Tense. The Christmas gala is sponsored by the Harper Family Charitable Foundation and will feature dinner, a wine tasting, dancing and auctions, with all proceeds going to New Beginnings. Tickets are available in advance for $49 at www.NewBeginningsLake.org. For information, call 352-617-8788.MONTVERDE Tickets available for Ben Gulley Concert at Bob CarrMontverde Academys Fine Arts students will be artistically collaborating with regional choirs, the Metropolitan Area Youth Choir and operatic tenor Ben Gulley in a musical presentation of Tenor Traditions Concert at 8 / p.m., Saturday, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando. Tickets are available at www. TicketMaster.com for $25 each, plus a $2 processing fee. Gulley will be accompanied by the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony, a 60-piece orchestra comprised of regionally talented youth-musicians; Maureen May, conductor; concert pianist Korby Moss Sanders; as well as the Florida Voices Choir, a 200-member youth choir comprised of numerous student-choirs from across Central Florida. Area Briefs What South Lake residents are saying about ...THE UNIVERSEDo you believe there is life on other planets?No, I just dont believe that theres life on any oth er planets. Thats just my feeling. I think were alone in the universe. As for the Roswell thing that people say is proof of it, I believe the U.S. is exploring with captured German tech nology. After all, it was right after the war. JAMES HOWARD WINTER GARDEN Theres gotta be other solar systems with planets that would support some sort of life on them. Just because we cant get there doesnt mean its not out there. DOREEN MILLER HIGHPOINT, N.C. I saw something about Mars recently and they said it was possible that there had been some alien life there. I kind of believe there has to be something out there, especially if youre not nec essarily talking human life. If theres water somewhere, there is bacteria, plants and other organ isms that will grow, and those are forms of life.   DARRYL LACY CLERMONT Word on theStreet Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 I dont believe were alone so yes, I think theres life on other planets. The universe is just too big for just us to be here. GLENN MILLER HIGHPOINT, N.C. Staff ReportWaste Management has joined with the nonprot Back to School is COOL-Lake to make a difference in homeless and eco nomically challenged students lives by al locating funds to the charity for recyclable items. Donated items include cell phones, la ser and ink cartridges, laptops, iPads, digital cameras, DVDs, GPS devices, PDAs, video games and consoles, scientic and graphing calculators, iPods, Tablets and e-Readers in any condition. Items can be dropped off at %  en Ofces of Attor ney Daniel Whitehouse and Meridian Financial Advisors, 1009 East Avenue, Clermont %  en Optima One Re alty/Back to School is COOL, 716 W. Montrose St, Clermont %  en First Green Bank, 1391 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont %  en Growin Like a Weed Childrens Boutique, 305-C N. U.S. Highway 27, Minneola %  en Trilogy Community, 107 Falling Acorn Avenue, Groveland %  en Centennial Bank, 1515 E. State Road 50, Clermont %  en Headquarter Honda, 17700 State Road 50, Clermont %  en DWC and Amer ican Legion Post 55, 1063 W. Desoto St., Cl ermont %  en Doctors Weight Control, 235 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 101, ClermontBack to School is COOL (by mail) P.O. Box 1962, Minneola, FL 34755. For information, go to www.backtoschooliscool.org.MINNEOLAWaste Management teams up with Back to School-Lake County Staff ReportWinterFair at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Cler mont, is looking for artisans to participate in the Christmas Gift Market from 10 / a.m. to 4 / p.m., on Dec. 21, with their original artwork and crafts. Booth space is avail able for $25, not in cluding tents and tables. The third annual event is a celebra tion of the Christmas season. Music from singer John Sebastian, leader of the Lo vin Spoonful, will be at 7 / p.m., on Dec. 20. On Dec. 21, guests can enjoy shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, Christmas music and food. Artists and crafters can ll out an application at www.scrubjaytrail.org. For tickets and information, go to www. scrubjaytrail.org, or call 352-429-5566.CLERMONTWinterFair seeks artisans for event on Dec. 21 As a citizen, I will always represent each and every one of you with re spect, fairness and an open heart, he wrote. My family and I pray for the remaining council members and gov erning body that they, too, will nd the direction they have turned a blind eye to and eventually lead our community to a successful future. According to Morgan, Gearhart did not really want to resign but felt he had no other choice. The interim city manager said Gearhart did not complain or blame anyone and seemed relieved he was stepping down. Gearhart, who joined the council in 2007 when he was appointed to serve out the remainder of Richard Flynns term because of his poor health, did not respond to a telephone call for comment. Last week, Morgan said a special election would denitely be in order, considering that more than six months remain in Gear harts term of ofce, but a clarication from City At torney Anita Geraci allowed for an immediate appointment. The vice mayor shall act as mayor during the ab sence or disability of the mayor. In case of the death, resignation, or removal of the mayor, the vice-may or shall vacate the ofce of council member and serve as mayor until the next regular election when the ofce shall be lled for a full two-year term, reads the citys charter. Based on that section of the charter, Tim Loucks who was the current vice mayor at the time Gear hart resigned was noti ed that hed be appointed as mayor. The council must then appoint an inter im council member to ll Loucks seat until a spe cial election for it can take place, which will probably be sometime in January, based on the charters 6090 day time frame. Loucks said on Sunday that as mayor, his plans are to appeal to his peers for a smooth transition. As we all look forward, we must close this ugly chapter in Grovelands his tory and begin to heal hard feelings. The council must now begin to work as one body for the common good of our citizens and city, Loucks said. Glen Wilson, a resident of Groveland, said hes not sure ofcials are reading the city charter correctly. He sent an email to city ofcials following the mayors resignation and vice may ors appointment outlining some of his concerns. This is not a correct po sition for the city to take and here is why. Under the city charter Sec 3.04. Du ties of mayor and election of vice mayor, it clearly states that At the rst coun cil meeting after each regu lar city election, the council shall elect one of its members as a vice mayor. At the Nov. 18, 2013 Council meeting, after James Smith and Evelyn Wilson are sworn in and seated, then the Council will elect one of its members as a vice-mayor, Wilson wrote. Mr. Loucks ceases to be the vice may or at that moment, so he cannot be automatically given the position of may or to complete the term till 2014. Morgan, a Groveland na tive, said he doesnt re call many instances where council members resigned. In the last 40 years, Id say theres only been a handful of resignations that I can remember, maybe 3 or 4, Morgan said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reportedly has been looking into claims that Gearhart and Loucks may have violated Floridas Government in the Sunshine Law by dis cussing police dispatching with a police sergeant in a grocery store parking lot on June 20. The city coun cil voted on Aug. 19 to hand over those dispatching ser vices to the Lake Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce, and the Sarasota-based Citizens for Sunshine Inc. sued the city to block that transfer, say ing the parking lot discus sion tainted the council vote. Loucks has denied that conversation ever took place, along with anoth er conversation that for mer City Manager Sam Op pelaar claimed Gearhart had privately with council members concerning the city managers job status. There also was an alleged incident where Groveland Information Technology GROVELANDFROM PAGE A1SEE GROVELAND | A5

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The municipalities and the county are planning to go to their respective councils and the commission to seek approval to move forward with funding a $300,000 study that would explore whether using reclaimed water from Water Conserv II in Orange County on the highest recharge area would benet the entire region. The study would also explore other alternative water supply options. However, both city and county ofcials said t here are challenges to nding an alternative water sources when the demand is high for reclaimed water and the costs are astronomical for other alternative sources such as surface water. Many municipalities are also grappling with tight budgets. A recharge area is land where water is absorbed. There is hope that an alternative water source would be funded by utilities and the state, but those factors have yet to be deter mined. Commissioner Sean Parks and Groveland Vice Mayor Tim Loucks founded the water initiative two years ago after the two expressed concern about the critical need to nd an alternative water source. Water is essential to life and our businesses, Parks said. If we dont plan for water supply now, water could get extremely expensive in the future. Loucks said a unied approach by all the cities is critical to its success. Not one of the cities is able to approach it and solve it by themselves, he said. The key is to bring reclaimed water back into the aquifer in the proper location. South Lake has the highest recharge value in that area. Clermont City Manager Darren Gray agreed the cities are in this together. It is important to the city of Clermont as a unied approach for all South Lake cities and citizens to work through a common task force to solve our regional water supply needs. Oyler said 50 percent of groundwater is used for irrigation. We need to supplement our potable water supply with reclaimed water for irrigation, he said. The situation is dire, Loucks said. Without a sustainable source of affordable water, all future growth in South Lake County will be severely impeded, he said. This would spell economic disaster for the area. We need to solve the problem before it becomes more critical. There will come a time when the district severely limits all groundwater withdrawals. Oyler also warned of the consequences if something is not done. People whose job relies on growth, industry, construction, retail, they are going to be hurting, he said. If water supplies are not available, economic development ceases in that location. Mascotte Mayor Tony Rosado and Gray said the initiative is a great way to save on costs and to meet the needs of the region. It is a lot less bur den on the city of Mascotte, Rosado said of the sharing of the costs. My biggest concern is coming up with a proactive plan as opposed to not doing anything and waiting until we have depleted our aquifer. Gray said there are certainly challenges including creating a consolidated solution to address the needs of all of South Lake County and (mitigating) impacts on natural resources. Funding is the chief concern among ofcials. At a recent meeting of the initiative, municipal leaders expressed many concern s from nding that alternative water source to the cost of funding the supply. Minneola City Councilman Joseph Saunders expressed his concerns that an alternative water source wont be found. Water is becoming a precious commodity, he said. If we want Or ange Countys water, it seems to me that they would want it before we would want it. Oyler said, there is water available. The problem is none of it is cheap . Ofcials said the most feasible and cost effective alternative water source is using reclaimed water from Water Conserv II, the largest world reuse project in Orange County which combines agricultural ir rigation with aquifer recharge via rapid inltration basins, according to information from Conserv II. While Larry Tunnell, acting water reclamation division manager, said Conserv II would like to help Lake County, there are challenges. Our main concern is we cant make any long-term commitments, he said. Our excess capacity will diminish over the next several decades. There is a cost for water and as the population grows the amount of water we can take from the aquifer is going to be limited by regulatory agencies. As a result, he said, the demand for reclaimed water will grow. If that demand grows, we have less capacity to sell to other entities. We have to stop thinking within jurisdictional boundaries and start thinking sub-regionally and regionally on this, Parks said. Vic Godlewski, wastewater division manager for the city of Or lando, said supplying water to Lake County all depends on whether an alternative method can be met to provide reclaimed water to the Apopka region. That could potentially make water available for South Lake. But Loucks said the project would benet both counties. Its the belief if we recharge the upper Floridian Aquifer in the areas that have the highest recharge rate in Central Florida, it will benet Lake and Orange County equally because Orange County is at a lower elevation and is not as conducive to recharge as South Lake County. Oyler said withdrawals from the aquifer in Orange County are impacting lakes in Lake County. But if the recharge of the aquifer is used in the areas that have the highest recharge rate, the water utilities in Orange County can mitigate their impact. If this alternative water source does not work, Oyler said the other resources are much more costly. Yankee Lake is 30 miles away. Just to get it from here to there could cost between $60 and 70 million. South Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ray San Fratello said the initiative will go a long way to addressing the issue, and now is the time to discuss water. Because we are at a high point, at the apex of the water table if it happens here it is only a matter of time where it is going to happen elsewhere. It behooves all of us to be aware of that and do what we can to mitigate our water issues here. After municipalities receive approval from their respective councils, it is expected an interlocal agreement will be nalized to move forward with the study. WATERFROM PAGE A1Water is essential to life and our businesses. If we dont plan for water supply now, water could get extremely expensive in the future.Commissioner Sean Parks

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A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013Repub licans are to blame f or bad roadsLets talk taxes! We are prompted by an article in the Daily Commercial on Nov. 3 to speak on the subject with our views. The article headline, No money for bad roads, goes on to quote Public Works Director Jim Stivender saying the county needs $18 million to treat all the roads, many of which have not been resurfaced for more than 10 years. We Americans are married to our automobiles as much as we are to our spouses. The road mentioned prominently with color photos has not been resurfaced since 1978 that is 35 years ago. I can attest personally as to its quality of drive-ability because we use that road twice a week on our way to Mount Dora. Clearly the upkeep of public roads and highways throughout the entire nation comes under the responsibility and jurisdiction of the government. The article discusses a lack of money in the county to do an adequate and timely job in keeping county roads up to date as a forefront. It is my opinion there is no excuse as to why there is not enough money in the county treasury to keep in good repair the roads over which the county has had responsibility for years and years. Why is the countys number of taxable items, its tax agenda at best a twisted wreck? It seems that those in the party that form the governing political majority hierarchy of the state of Florida are allergic to the word, tax! Face it, fellow Republicans, government is an absolute necessity in a republic and democracy, and to sustain government it is also an absolute necessity to have a tax base to pay for the necessities that government determines necessary. It is vexing to ones sense of understanding the governments role in our lives. The roads we use, the schools our children are educated in, re protection for the homes we live in, security to live peacefully protected by police, the hospitals we need when we are sick are all part of an infrastructure that must be kept up to date. Roads are used by all residents and non-residents alike, including tourists. An immense number of tour ists who spend large amounts of money here every fall, through the winter months until spring arrives and that is using our infrastructure. hould they be getting a free ride on our infrastructure? The county has been governed by Republicans for a number of years. Republicans, who believe down to the very last soul that to increase or create a new tax for any reason, is unforgivable! We do not have enough money to support the governments needs, among them the repair of badly needed roads and thoroughfares. If instituting a new tax or increasing an existing one for the county roads creates heat, maybe its time to leave the kitchen!VICTOR MARS | Lady LakeObamacare will cause financial ruinI sometimes wonder how many Democrats are out there who still dont get it. People, we are living in Obamas slave states of America. Most of us agree that the Affordable Care Act was pur posely designed by the Obama administration to quickly fail. The true objective of government health care is actually a single-payer system. This system will turn we taxpayers into the nancial resource that funds all health care premiums and pays out all benets. To achieve this level of healthcare funding, not only will federal and state income taxes rise to unheard of levels, but everyones savings, annuities, IRAs and 401ks would very likely be all or partially conscated by the government. Money to fund all of our lifes essentials such as food, healthcare, education etc., would then be dribbled out to us who are then totally dependent upon the whims of an Obamaled dictatorship. Before you even think about voting for any Democrat again, and especially Hillary Clinton, do yourself a favor, read Unlimited Access and Thunder on the Left by Gary Aldrich a retired FBI agent who worked in the White House during the Bush and Clinton years.LARRY BIDDLE | Lady LakeIts time to make Hillary Clinton presidentThe time has come for Hillary Clinton to mo ve into the White House, much to the chagrin of the GOP. The government will come back to the people in 2016! Universal health care will cover 100 percent of Americans. Just as Medicare, government agencies will control in-ow and out-ow of premiums and dispersals. Its been reported Medicare is nine times more efcient than the Republicans, private insur ance and Obamacare. Consequently, a neo-new deal will strengthen the government of the people.DAVE ONEILL | LeesburgUnited Nation is useless, ineffectiveGood-bye United Nations. You have proven to be ineffective in controlling violence and war around the world. You want a new world order, which is another name for communism. Talk is cheap, you are rich. Countries are sovereign and have individual governments made up of individual people, sometimes acting together, sometimes acting as individuals. The only way you can be effective is to be a pure dictator ship. I nd that idea repulsive. You now think your members have the right to dictate policy to governments elected by their citizens. The world is too big for one world government. Move your operation center to Liberia, a country founded by freed slaves in Africa. They need the business you will attract to their country, and you need the exposure to people recently freed from slavery. You will be close to the people of Africa, where most of the worlds problems arise. We in America are tired of looking at communist ags y ing over our sovereign soil. When the new revolution for pure democracy starts, your buildings will be the number one target for patriots living in the northeast United States of North America. So, good-bye, adios, adieu, arevidici, vamoose.VERNON D. HALL | UmatillaLake County should ban synthetic potE very generation seems to push the cultural and moral limits. Parents and those in au thority struggle to protect and keep their young charges from lifestyles and habits they perceive as detrimental or dangerous. The cycle is ongoing, with each new generation of adults facing a seemingly unique set of challenges some innocuous, some offensive, some outright catastrophic. The most recent trend is the use of synthetic marijuana. It is a drug sold openly in conve nience stores as incense. The products are made from crushed leaves, garden trash, etc and then sprayed with power ful concentrated laboratory-synthesized chemicals that resemble THC, the active mind-alter ing ingredient in marijuana, said Dr. Morton Levitt, dean at Florida Atlantic University. Last summer, Florida legislators outlawed more than 140 chemicals used in synthetic marijuana. Some manufacturers have found ways to skirt the bans. What makes this picture even more alarming, besides the open sale and availability, is the ap parent widespread use of the drug by children. And authorities are increasingly nding it dif cult to regulate or curb the use. Complaints regarding synthetic marijuana come in on a fairly regular basis, said Lake County sheriffs Sgt. James Vachon. A recent 2012 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey of ninth to 12th graders in Lake County found that 16.7 percent of them have used syn thetic marijuana. Those numbers demonstrate the dangers of synthetic marijuana. Parents should be aware of these dangers and the lure of this substance and scrutinize their childrens habits more closely. But, on the next level, local government leaders should step forcibly into this discussion and enact tough and intelligent reforms to prevent this problem from escalating. While other local governments have put rules in place, Lake County ofcials are just beginning to toss around ideas about the use and sale of synthetic marijuana. Commissioner Sean Parks said he wants to discuss banning the substances sale in the county, with violators incurring civil code penalities. Parks initiative is commendable, but this should not be merely another idle legisla tive pursuit. Discussion and action should rise to the top of commissioners agenda before this mounting problem reaches epi demic proportions. A few simple fixes to ordinances may just squash this trend and help alert parents, merchants and teachers to the dangers. Lets do something now. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARDROD DIXON . ....................... PUBLISHERBILL KOCH . ... ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITORSCOTT CALLAHAN . ............ NEWS EDITORGENE PACKWOOD . .. EDITORIAL CARTOONISTOPINIONwww.southlakepress.com WHATS YOUR OPINION?The SOUTH LAKE PRESS invites you to write letters to the editor expressing your original thoughts on topics of public inter est. Letters should be no longer than 350 words. They must be original, signed with the full name of the writer, and include the writers address and telephone number for verication. We re serve the right to edit for length to make room for more letters. Letters also will be edited for grammar, clarity, taste and libel. We accept no more than two letters per month from the same writer. No open letters, form letters or copies of letters to third parties will be published. We do not publish unsigned letters. Submissions are not returned. We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication.You can submit your letters by:Email (preferred) to:slpress@dailycommercial.comBy regular mail to:Letters to the Editor 732 W. Montrose St. Clermont, FL 34711By fax to:352-394-8001EDITORIALSEditorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. Local editorials are published Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.GUEST COLUMNSIf you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to southlakepress@ dailycommercial.com, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. OURVIEWIf you know of a veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352-314-2100, or go to to www.lakeveterans.com. CALLING ALL VETERANS SOUTH LAKE PRESSYour community newspaper for more than 100 years.732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001The South Lake Press is published weekly by Halifax Media Group at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region.All material contained in this edition is property of Halifax Media Group, and is protected under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. YOUROPINIONSLETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 LAKE COUNTY UNITED MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION, INC.Lake Countys Largest Motorcycling Tradition Proudly Contributing More Than $185,000 To Date!To Benefit: The Salvation Army & Lake/Sumter Foster Parent AssociationDOUGHNUTS/COFFEE ~ At Start and VENDORS ~ At EndDATE:TIME:PLACE:Wal-Mart ENDING:COST: Chapter/Club challenge: Trophy given to the top 3 groups with the most participants. SPONSORS WANTEDCall Any Number Below for more infowww.CombinedLakeCountyToyRun.comCentral FL Cruisers Bones 321-689-9138 ABATE of FL, Inc. Lake Cnty Chapter Griz 352-742-7754 American Legion Riders #35 Jan 352-408-0750 Lake County HOG Wayne 352-396-3593 Ride Escorted by Law Enforcement Leaves at 11am sharpWE NEED SPONSORS! SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013 It Almost That Time!Individuals or GroupsPlease Call 365-0079 ext: 25 Ask for Barbara KettlebellVolunteers Needed Staff ReportThe Central Florida Railway His torical Society is hosting a celebra tion of the citys old Tavares and Gulf Railroad depot at 2 / p .m., Satur day, 101 South Boyd St. An historic plaque will be unveiled and several prominent speakers will be featured at the event. The depot was used by the T&G (often called the Tug and Grunt) through 1969. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad continued to use the depot until 1978 and the Central Florida Chapter of the National Rail way Historical Society bought it in 1979 and members of the group be gan restoration to house the Central Florida Railroad Museum. Lori Gibson, president of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, will speak as well as John Rees, mayor of Winter Garden; U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster; Kay Cappleman, director of the Heritage Foundation; and Phil Cross and Ken Murdock, both of cers in the Railway Society. Irv Lip scomb will be master of ceremonies. For information, call 407-6560559.WINTER GARDENCentral Florida Railway Historical Society to host celebration SaturdayWhat I would like to see is the funds go toward the design work and right of way acquisition between Minneola interchange and U.S. 27, he said. The FDOT requires that North Hancock Road be constructed or the interchange will not be built, said Fred Schneider, director of engineering for Lake Countys Public Works Department. The entire project is expected to cost $50 million, with work on the interchange ex pected to start in Octo ber 2014 and be com pleted two years later. This is the proba bly the largest economic development proj ect in Lake County, Stivender said. We are developing a network of roads, opening hun dreds of acres directly linking Lake County to downtown Orlando. Parks agreed. It is going to add a billion dollars of added value to the economy of Lake County, he said. The North Hancock Road Extension and the proposed turnpike interchange within the city of Minneo la have been discussed and planned for at least 10 years, according to county ofcials. Both the Clermont and Minneola have been important partners in the project, Stivender noted. Clermont Economic Development Director Jim Hitt said the city recently was able to get approval for a conditional use permit for Black West Ranch, a large development near the turnpike. As a result, he said Taylor Morrison and PineLoch Development, the proper ty owner and develop er, have dedicated a right of way worth $700,000 to the Hancock Road project. This move will help speed up development of the turnpike inter change, he said. Minneola City Man ager Mark Johnson said he is excited the county is close to get ting the grant neces sary to move along with the Hancock Road and Turnpike projects. Certainly, the Minneola Interchange at Floridas Turnpike is needed to serve the projected growth in the south Lake County area, which includes the city of Minneola and the city of Clermont, along with smaller communities like Montverde, Kelley Peterman, proj ect manager with AE COM Design and Plan ning, the consultant for the Minneola Inter change, said at a public hearing on the project. The new interchange is vital to the continued economic growth and vitality of these communities. The project also will assist in relieving con gestion along SR 50 and U.S. 27 by provid ing another access to Floridas Turnpike for those in the area and those commuting to and from the Orlando metro area, Peterman said. ROADFROM PAGE A1Director Andy Sapp said Gearhart asked him to check the mayors home computer for incriminating evidence. Sapp outlined that request in an email to Oppelaar and the State Attorneys Ofce has acknowledged telling the FDLE about this. FDLE spokeswoman Chantal Hauser said Wednesday that an in vestigation is still under way, but could not disclose the nature of the probe. I can tell you that the investiga tion is still active, that there is only one investigation, not multiple ones, and that nothing has been turned back to the State Attorneys ofce, she said. As of right now, everything is still part of the inves tigation as we are not ready to re lease anything at this time. So far this year, Grovelands for mer city manager/nance director (prior to Oppelaar), its public works manager, utility superinten dent, police chief and Communi ty Redevelopment Agency manag er have all quit, along with at least four other lower-level staffers. Sev eral have cited either a hostile work environment or job meddling by Gearhart and Loucks as reasons for leaving. Oppelaar, in a journal he kept that later was made public, talked about an ongoing effort by Gear hart and Loucks to get rid of cer tain targeted city employees and Loucks lack of respect for local po lice and reghters. Oppelaar resigned in September after a local resident complained Gearhart and Loucks had been thrown under the bus by the city manager. GROVELANDFROM PAGE A2

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A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 www.clermontdowntownpartnership.com Featured Business of the Month: Cheesers Palace Caf LOOKING FOR PARTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-6111rfntbI have parts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair service too! r Downtown Clermont Farmers MarketEvery SundayFrom 9am 2pmINCLUDES: For more information visit www.clermontdowntownpartnership.comCheesers Palace Caf offers a warm and friendly atmosphere with a European flair. Our Caf is a Family run business with Amanda Walsh as the Head Cheese and has been serving this community for 8 years. Enjoy dining in one of the comfortable wing backed chairs, while enjoying eggs Benedict, fruit crepes, Belgium waffles or maybe a smoked salmon plate. The lunch menu boosts flat bread pizzas, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, and the amazing Cahill Porter Beer Burger. Cheesers offers a semi private room for your next event, and catering that is personalized and intimate. Creating custom menus for your group is only one of our many options wed be happy to provide for your group. Our Catering is personalized and intimate. We want our clients to feel at ease during their parties or events, and make them spectacular. It is our personal attention to detail that takes the worry out of these occasions. Enjoy Cheeses from around the world in our Cheese Shop. Cheese Classes, presented in many stages ranging from the origin of cheese to the future of the industry, by Carol Kayser (Mom). The Event Dinners are a must, like our Great Grill Out 6 wines, 6 cheeses and 4 different grilled meat selections from the Seminal Indian Tribe. Cracking the Wheel was a fun event that featured the Kings Ridge Dancers and a 5 course meal. Our upcoming Cabaret Dinner will included a Cabaret style show and dinner Everyones favorite The Chocolates Shop! Amanda makes all the Chocolates, by hand here at the Caf. Enjoy White, Dark and new comer Sugar Free Chocolate selections. Our featured Chocolate this month is the Pumpkin Spice Truffles. Whether dining at Cheesers or in your home, we want you to feel like family!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 HWY 27/441 2 miles from Hwy 27 787-4440 $300OFFREMANUFACTURED CARTSCash or check. Must present ad on purchase. Limited Time Offer See store for details. CLERMONT BLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH English: 4 pm and Spanish: 7 pm 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon (Contemporary Mass) 5 pm (Contemporary Mass) 3:00 pm 3:45 pm (Eng.) 6:15 pm 6:45 pm (Sp.) Corner of Hwy 50 & 12th St. (Rt 561) CROSSROADSAMILYELLOWSHIPChristian Non-Denominational Where our priority is God, Families & Community 15701 S.R. 50, #106 Clermont, FL 34711 At Greater Hills and Hwy 50 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Children classes both services Men and womens monthly meetings Open prayer Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Pastors Jim and Linda Watson Assoc. Pastors Lee and Vanessa Dobson www.crossroadsfamilyfellowship.org crossroadsfamilyfellowship@gmail.com Phone: (352)242-1144 God is good...all the time! IRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHEncountering Christ, Growing in Christ, Sharing Christ, wherever we are... 950 Seventh Street 352-394-2412 Pastor: Rev. Doug Kokx www.fumc-clermont.org Sunday Worship (Traditional) 8 & 11:00 am Sunday Worship (Contemporary) 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am & 11:00 am Bible Studies & Childrens Activities: Sun. Night Children/Youth/Middle School 5-6:30 pm Sun. Night High School Activities 7-8:30 pm Wed. Night Dinner & Fellowship $6pp, 5-6:30 pm Weekday School: Preschool GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONTL Many Other Activities each week Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 www.communitychurchclermont.org LIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH Bible Fellowship Groups 9:30 am Worship Service 10:40 am Family Prayer Service 6:00 pm Bible Study 7:00 pm Groups for adults, teens, and children Chris Johnson, Senior Pastor For directions and more information, visit: 11043 True Life Way Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.0708 NEWACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH Pastor: Rev. Rex Anderson Assistant Pastor: Rev. Darryl Church Youth Pastor: Rev. Tone Lundy Church Clerk: Mrs. Lucressie D. Mcgriff Church Motto: Equipping Changed People for A Changing World! Schedule of Worship Services Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Youth/Adult Bible Study Thursdays 6:45 p.m. e-mail addresses: newjacobschapel3@aol.com (Pastor Anderson) thechapel2013@gmail.com (Church Clerk) Contact: Lucressie Mcgriff 352-348-7955 REALLCHRISTIANCHURCHHelping Real People Find Real Faith Saturday 6:00pm Sunday 9:30am, 11:15am & 6:00pm Vida Real (en espaol), Domingos a las 6:00pm Family Night is every Wednesday! Lil Life Groups (Nursery 5th grade) 6:30-7:30pm The Way (Middle School) 6:30-7:30pm Catalyst (High School) 7:30-8:30pm Real Parenting 6:30-7:30pm SOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 131 Chestnut St., Clermont 352-394-2753 East Ave 1 block south of SR 50 Worship Times: Sunday 9 AM (Contemporary); 11 AM (Traditional) Church school for all ages 10:00 AM Childcare provided Youth Group Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM www.southlakepresbyterian.org ST. MATTHIASEPISCOPALCHURCH574 West Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.3855 www.stmatthiasfl.com 8:00 am 10:00 am Beginning Oct. 6, 2013 5:00 pm Service Sunday School Youth Group Nursery Adult Bible Study Womens Bible Study Mens Prayer Breakfast WOOTSONTEMPLECHURCH GODINCHRISTElder T.L. Wootson 836 Scott St. Clermont, FL 34711 394-1396 or 394-3004 Sunday 11:00 am & 7:30 pm Thursday 7:30 pm FERNDALE ERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat CR455 & CR561A 407-469-3888 Pastor: Gordon (Bird) Sanders Sunday School: 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 am Evening Worship & Discipleship Study: 6:00 pm TeamKid: Sunday 6:30 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Prayer Service, Youth Activities, Mission Kids for Children Groveland ABUNDANTBLESSINGSMESSIANICCONGREGATION756 W. Broad St. Groveland, FL 34736 Marion Baysinger Memorial Library Tuesday at 6:30 pm Jew & Gentile One in Messiah 352-544-5700 IRSTBAPTISTCHURCH GROVELAND Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Services 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:30 pm MT. OLIVEMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCHSunday Worship Service 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Come As You Are. All Are Welcome! MINNEOLA CONGREGATIONSMINNEOLAA Progressive Jewish Congregation Shabbat services are conducted every Friday at 7:30 pm Services are held at the synagogue located at: 303A North US Highway 27, Minneola Religious School, Mens Club & Womens Club TLIVINGGOD Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship & Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed Worship & Youth Service 7:00 pm Rev. Loyce Rowland MONTVERDE WOODLANDSLUTHERAN15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 www.woodlandschurch.com Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am OAKLAND PRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 E. Oakland Ave. (1/2 mile N. Hwy 50 at Tubb St./ West Orange Lumber) 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:45 am Sunday School For All Ages 11:00 am Traditional Worship Nursery Provided All Services 407-656-4452 Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. www.oaklandpres.org Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforSouth Lake South LakeGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKERFUNERALHOMErfn tbt352-394-7121806 W. Minneola Ave.,Clermont,FL Cremation ChoicesDirect Cremation$675Plus Container Ron Becker,Director352-394-8228921 S.US Hwy 27,Minneola,FL N EW R EFORMED P LANT C HURCH We meet our God on Sunday at Superior Residence at 10:30 AM. 1600 Hunt Trace Blvd. (Behind Home Depot)Pastor Harm Biehl 407-325-8663 DEATH NOTICESGary Dean AsherGary Dean Asher, 79, of Tavares, died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Fu nerals and Cremations, Tavares.Annette A. BraunschweigAnnette A. Braunschweig, 87, of Mount Dora, died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Steverson, Ham lin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares.Annie Bell BruttonAnnie Bell Brutton, 64 of Wildwood, passed away on November 11, 2013. Anderson-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood.Annie M. ChiniAnnie M. Chini, 91, of Leesburg, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home and Cre matory, Leesburg.Thomas E. ColemanThomas E. Coleman, 84, of Coleman, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Bank/Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cre mation Services.Francis X. Frank KeenanFrancis X. Frank Keenan, 93, of Eustis, died Sunday, Novem ber 10, 3013. Harden/ Pauli Funeral Home, EustisDoris P. LantzDoris P. Lantz, 83, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Bank/Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cre mation Services.Elton Eugene MaddenElton Eugene Mad den, 84, of Leesburg, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Bey ers Funeral Home and Crematory.Agnes D. ParsonsAgnes D. Parsons, 90, of Altoona, died on Thursday, November 14, 2013. {div}Stever son, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations. Barbara Ann Hurst SmallwoodBarbara Ann Hurst Smallwood, 73, of Liv ingston, LA, died Satur day, November 9, 2013. Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.James Henry Jim SpikerJames Henry Jim Spiker, 73, of Sorrento, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Fu nerals and Cremations, Tavares.Hazel Gibson StonekingHazel Gibson Stoneking, 84, of Eustis, died Saturday, November 9, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.Opal Fern SuttonOpal Fern Sutton, 98, of The Villages, died Thursday, November 14, 2013. Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations.Sylvia June TurnerSylvia June Turner, 92, of Umatilla, died Monday, November 11, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home Umatilla.Norma Isabelle WatersNorma Isabelle Norisa Waters, 45, of Altoona, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Beyers Funeral Home.Jonathan Jon WeinkaufJonathan Jon Weinkauf, 49, of Uma tilla, died Thursday, November 7, 2013. Bey ers Funeral Home.IN MEMORY

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A10 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Division of Johnson Food Services, Inc. rfrntbbbtbrfnbrt rffnt nrbrrtrrbr Melissa Tillisntrrtrt Steven E. Johnsonrrr ALL YOU CAN EATBreakfast SpecialFri.Sat.Sun.Mon $7.00 nrnttrr Get Out Go! & 255 Waterman Avenue Mount Dora, FL 32757 www.WatermanVillage.com Snowbirds returning to Waterman Village can jump right back into the active, independent and secure lifestyle they love. No need to spend time dragging out patio furniture, restocking the refrigerator for the next meal, checking batteries, and cleaning or airing out the house. Our staff takes care of all the details and has your house ready for your return! Dont wait another season to join us.Arrange a visit to Waterman Village today: PROVIDED PHOTO Book character Geronimo Stilton stands with Samantha Crawford, Shayna Jones, Jackson Jones and Isabella Campbell. The character visited Mascotte Elementary Charter School recently for their Scholastic Book Fair, a fundraiser for buying books for classrooms and the library and also to inspire children to become lifelong readers.MASCOTTE ELEMENTARY | LOVE TO READ PROVIDED PHOTO Carolyn Moore was welcomed into the Tomoka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Clermont at the November meeting by Cynthia Buswell, chaplain, who conducted the ceremony. Moores Revolutionary War ancestors were from Virginia. For information, call 352-394-1393 or 352-242-1445.CLERMONT | TOMOKA CHAPTER

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A11 352-394-8228Ron Becker, Director $675 7amMichael picked his price, uploaded a photo and paid for his ad. Its just that simple!No matter what time of the day it is, you can place your classified merchandise ad online, pay for it and just wait for the phone to ring! Fast, convenient and on your schedule! Time to sell that camera! 7 24www.dailycommercial.com*Employment advertisements are excluded. Please call 352-314-FAST to speak with a customer service rep. Lake: 352-314-3278 or Sumter: 352-748-1955 PROVIDED PHOTO Terric Kids at Lost Lake Elementary were sponsored by the Clermont Kiwanis Kindergarten: Arabella Manta, Gabriella Hayrabetoglu, Brody Davis, Seth Box, Kenadie Williams, Jessaly Coto and Camilo Ferrer. First grade: Layla Beg, Humza Syed, Nicholas Comi, Dane Thompkins, Lydia Guthrie, Kamille Bazian, Cadence Underwager, Jael Langford and Lucas Gennett. Second grade: Alex Tremper, Ronnie Rivera, Sarah Read, Luke Minor, Bethany Spratt, McKenna Demartino, Trinity Vang, Colleen Gregorius and Abby Holland. Third grade: Cameron Jenkins, Brayden White, Moriah Langford, Bailey Chen, Soa Perrotti, Victoria Broadway, Alana Jones, Lauren Geldhill and Dev Hari. Fourth grade: Courtney Berst, Riley DiPietro, Natalie Shuten, Brandon Pentayah, Mehkai Roberts, Taylor Clark, Madison McMullen and Gavriella Derby. Fifth grade: Skyler Penney, Simi Patel, Zakhia Henderson, Tiffany Rampersaud, Grace Durham, Mackenzie Hill, Abby Marino and Tiana Ramirez.LOST LAKE ELEMENTARY | TERRIFIC KIDS PROVIDED PHOTO Lake County School Board member Bill Mathias (right) was a recent guest at the Kiwanis Club of Clermont. He talked to the group about Engage LCS, a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for increasing student achievement by aligning resources to instructional priorities. Club president Alan Garcia presented Mathias with a club pin designed by member Tom Thomas. For information, call 352-242-2331.KIWANIS | MATHIAS DISCUSSES GRANT PROVIDED PHOTOClermont Toastmasters congratulated, from left, Greg Antill (Best Table Topics), Tom Stone (Best Speaker), Gordie Allen (Best Evaluator), Jon Sarta (Most Improved) and Club President, Dr. Thomas Spencer, at the Nov. 4 meeting. The group meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church at 100 Minnehaha Ave., in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495 for information. CLERMONT | TOASTMASTERS

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Ann DupeeREMEMBER WHENA weekly column that reprints some of the more interesting news stories that have appeared over the years in the pages of the South Lake Press.B1SOUTH LAKE PRESSWednesday, November 20, 2013 www.southlakepress.comCOMMUNITYProudly servingCLERMONT, MINNEOLA, GROVELAND, MASCOTTE and MONTVERDE YOUR CONTACT FOR LOCAL NEWSSTAFF WRITER . ...................... ROXANNE BROWN TELEPHONE . .................................... 394 FAX .................................................. 394-8001 E-MAIL . .... roxannebrown@dailycommercial.com %  en HOMETOWN: Ottawa, Canada %  en OCCUPATION: Currently working with the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. %  en FAMILY: Married with four kids, ages 19, 17, 9 and 8. What do you enjoy most about South Lake County? Its big enough to have everything I need (except maybe a Whole Foods Market) but small enough to be able to get to know your neighbors. It is picturesque and has fantastic outdoor space. 1) Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? Reneaut Vander Riet, lead pastor of Mosaic Church. My hat goes off to this man, his family and the church they have built. He is a very real person and I credit him for bringing me back to God after being away for almost 30 years. He doesnt just talk. He walks the walk. FROM THE FILES | 42 YEARS AGO 1971Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet YourNEIGHBORDEBBIE STEWARTSEE NEIGHBOR | B2WILD KINGDOM BEGINS PERMITTING PROCESSThe Lake County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended granting a Conditional Use Permit to Wild Kingdom Inc. Ron Groton of Clermont, representing the corporation, showed colored slides of the proposed huge tour ist attraction to be located on 920 acres at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and State Road 19, approximately eight miles north of Clermont. Many species of wild animals will be viewed by various means of transportation, including a train ride, land rover ride and elephant ride. Several motels are planned, including a safari motel modeled after a motel in Kenya, Africa, from which the animals can also be viewed. Groton said Wild Kingdom is scheduled to open one year after Walt Disney World. A large crowd attended the hearing. Residents of Howey-in-theHills raised many objections.NEW FORD AGENCYBob Wade Ford (now Ford of Clermont) held a grand opening on Feb. 18, 19 and 20. A front-page picture showed owner Bob Wade handing a glass of orange juice to Mayor Don Smith and former mayor and Mrs. William Boyd while Bob Wade salesmen, Glenn Zeigler and Paul Bowen visited with Mrs. Tom Weaver. Linda Doto of Minneola won a television. Other prizewinners were Bill Albritton, Jake Bumgarner and Buddy W. Beverly.CLERMONT PRIORITIZES WIDENING TO FOUR LANES AT STATE ROAD 50Clermont City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission members met to discuss secondary road needs for Clermont that were to be presented to Lake County commissioners on March 1. The number one priority was to four-lane State Road 50 through the Clermont city limits, to include leveling, medians, protected turn lanes, an overpass at East Avenue, an underpass at West Avenue, ashing crossing lights at Bloxam Avenue and temporarily at East Avenue until the overpass is built. Other needs are to extend County Road 561 west from 12th Street to the Palatlakaha River, eliminate the 90-degree jog on C.R. 561 at 8th Street and Minneola Avenue and build a cloverleaf at U.S. Highway 27 and S.R. 50.GROVELAND FFA WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPFor the second year in a SEE HISTORY | B2 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writerroxanne.brown@dailycommercial.comOn Saturday, the Cler mont Police Depart ment was out in force to take back what the Lake County Sheriffs Ofce pre viously took from them. That includes both a trophy awarded to the LCSO after having beaten the Clermont police at the Flor ida Half Marathon in 2011 and the bragging rights that go along with it. Were trying to get that trophy away from the LCSO. We are going to do it, I feel it, Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said Saturday as he and his team of eight ofcers and civilians awaited the nal results of the individual races theyd completed. Were trying to redeem ourselves. They beat us bad last time. Meanwhile, Corporal Michael Miller of the LCSO and his team of ve awaited the tally as well, knowing only that they were ahead the last time theyd heard from ofcials. We competed against (Clermont) in 2011 and its a nice competition. It really encourages our people to come out and exercise and builds a camaraderie between the two agencies, Miller said. Broadway agreed and said the competition is all in fun and serves to keep the two agencies close. Its a lot of fun doing this together. Theres a sense of competition but the camaraderie is whats the best thing, Broadway said. The marathon, sponsored by the LiveWell National Training Facility in Clermont, is in its 9th year. Local runners and runners from all over the world participate in the event, choosing to tackle a 5k, 10k or half marathon distance of 13.1 miles. Jami Bishop, the events organizer, said she created a civil servants category to encourage local law enforcement agencies to get involved. Spectators have gotten in on the fun as well, rooting for one of the two teams and egging the other team and their supporters on in jest. During the race, Bishop and emcee Todd Lytle built the anticipation by announcing the status of the friendly battle between CLERMONT Cops battle for bragging rights LINDA CHARLTON / DAILY COMMERCIAL From left, Lake County Sheriffs Ofce deputies Michael Miller, Matt Laios and Justin Kasman leave the start gate for the 5K.SEE BATTLE | B3

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B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Across 1 Former Belgian national airline 7 Just says no 14 Cremona craftwork 20 Origami staples 21 1993 5x platinum Nirvana album 22 Wise guy 25 Phillip, e.g., in Disneys Sleeping Beauty 26 Carrier inits. 27 Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger) 28 Move a muscle? 29 No longer in enemy hands 30 Kind of appeal 32 Base, e.g. 34 Infusing with a soda maker 35 Hospital supply 37 ___ Fil, Irelands coronation stone 38 Strike callers 39 Massachusetts motto starter 40 Dietary claim 44 Deeply rooted 46 Toothpaste type 52 84-Down writers monogram 53 Opportunities, metaphorically 54 Hands (out) 55 Trig ratio 59 Old camera settings, for short 61 Add (up) 62 Franois Truffauts field 63 Sweet-talk 69 Fixes up, as a rundown house 70 Catos man 71 When doubled, one of the Teletubbies 72 Now! 73 August: ___ County (2008 Pulitzer winner for Drama) 74 S.N.L. alum Cheri 76 Mimicry 78 July third? 83 Genus of small rodents 86 Items sometimes sniffed at a supermarket 87 Highlights 88 Mille ___ (part of Qubec with a rhyming name) 90 Fill 91 Other side 92 Volleyball venue 96 Hair extensions? 98 Something you want to come down from quickly 102 Dry: Prefix 103 Home of Banff National Park 104 Animal house 105 2004 Chevy debut 107 ___ cant 108 Beefeaters, e.g. 112 Record of the Year Grammy nominee for Lose Yourself 113 Primary pigment for printers 114 Raysdiv. 115 Lunas counterpart 116 Auto steering system components 117 Potential sweethearts Down 1 Downhill run 2 Massenet opera based on Greek myth 3 Bearshome in Texas 4 2005 Drama Pulitzer finalist Will 5 Costner role 6 Like the origin of the food in many fusion restaurants 7 Pulled apart 8 Compass dir. 9 Nickname for Huntington Beach, Calif. 10 Bolognas place 11 Clinched, with up 12 Time ___ (bygone sci-fi series) 13 ___-based 14 Defames 15 One of the von Trapp girls 16 Do some banking, say 17 Going down in the rankings, say 18 Holy smoke 19 First Mets manager 24 CNBC news item 29 Mag proofs 31 Shallot, e.g. 33 Keyes and King 34 Mosey along 36 Beowulf quaff 38 Jesse and Leo of TV sitcoms 41 Poky sorts 42 Order to go? 43 Onward 44 Sees through 45 Latte option 47 pera venue 48 Chops up 49 S. ___ Merkerson, four-time N.A.A.C.P. Image Award-winning actress 50 Oscar-winning Forest Whitaker role 51 Judo gyms 56 Ancient Mexican 57 Base 58 Company that owns Gerber 60 Layered coifs 62 Groups of strings, maybe 63 Sword fight sounds 65 Letter-shaped bridge support 66 Mr. Right 67 Dominant 68 Church group 74 Black Hills native 75 Sweetie 76 Laces end 77 Vittles 80 Possible answer to Is that you? 81 Apple product 82 Extreme point 83 Sights not to be believed 84 Poem that ends, This ghoulhaunted woodland of Weir 85 What a judge might do during a hearing 89 ASentimental Journey author 91 Thomas Jefferson or Jimmy Carter, once 93 Virgil hero 94 Bit of field sport equipment 95 Lifts 97 Where to find books in the running brooks, per Shakespeare 98 Star, maybe 99 Indian melodies 100 Nobelist writer Andric 101 Go by bike 104 Beginning of some temple names 106 Preceder of di or da in a Beatles song 109 Invoice fig. 110 Since 1/1 111 ___ Sylphides (ballet) No. 1110 RELEASE DATE: 11/17/2013 BYE-LINES By Alan Olschwang / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123456 78910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40414243 44 4546 474849 50 51 52 53 54 55565758 59 6061 62 63 64 65 66 6768 69 70 71 72 73 7475 76 7778 7980 81 82 83848586 87 88 8990 91 92939495 96 97 98 99100101102 103 104 105 106107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 Solution on B8 2) How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area? Id like to believe that my interaction with the public, (specically the new residents that stop in or call the chamber), leaves a positive happy impression of the kinds of people they will meet in South Lake. I feel that I am kind of a cheerleader, if you will, of local businesses and organizations. 3) Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far. I made amazing children. Each one with a completely different personality and different interests. I look at them every day and cannot believe theyre all mine. I am so proud of them. 4) Whats something youve always wanted to do but havent yet? Travel the world. But I will. 5) What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? There are no shortages of businesses, agencies, groups, churches, organizations and clubs in South Lake that need your help. You can volunteer your time with children, animals, the homeless, etc. You can mentor entrepreneurs, even help out organizing local events. There is something for everyone. All you have to do is ask How can I help? NEIGHBORFROM PAGE B1row, the Groveland Future Farmers of Amer ica team took State Championship honors winning the title from 166 teams, at the recent FFA Livestock Show at the State Fair in Tampa. Team members were Danny Hyatt, Jerry Tarrents, Tony Coppage and Ronald Lee. Advisor Fred Garner predicted that in the history of state FFA livestock judging this had never been done and said, We are very proud of our boys for once again putting Groveland on top. The Groveland Junior chapter also did a commendable job taking the 14th spot. Team members were Greg Wilbanks, Joey Tootle and Allen Lee. Notables In The News Gail Creech of Yalaha and a graduate of Clermont High School, was voted Lake-Sumter Community College Homecoming Queen. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lofgren announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cath erine Elise, to Robert Vernon Carr, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Russell Carr, also of Clermont. Mr. and Mrs. Ever ett Woolum of Groveland announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Doris, to John C. Bloodsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bloodsworth of Mascotte. More than 200 people attended Sunday afternoons exhibition given by golf trick shot artist Paul Hahn Jr. at Green Valley Country Club. Green Valley players Rita Douglass, Gary Sterling and Ed Hornyak attempted one shot, entitled getting the ball over the smog. Groveland High Schools 9th grade basketball squad are Keith Ward, Dennis Galassi, Wayne McCoy, Reid Lowe, Albert Cooper, Legrand Davis, Andy Russell, Jim Muraro, Billy Wilsey, David Godwin, Tommy Turner and Wayne Jones. Coach is Jim Moulton. Five Clermont Gar den Club members received a good deal of credit for the planning and work that went into the 1971 Lake County Flower Show, held in conjunction with the Lake County Fair. They were: Mrs. J. J. Harris, chairman of Flower Show Trophies; Mrs. John R. McCown, co-chairman of Awards, Ribbons and Trophies; Mrs. Joseph Muir, chair man of Clerks; Gar den Club President Mrs. Jay Vander Meer, chairman of Pages; and Mrs. Frank Labbate, co-chairman of Publicity. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Carlson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 14 at Zion Lutheran Church. Both are employed at South Lake Memorial Hospital. Hostesses for the potluck supper were Mrs. Wilmore Carlson, Mrs. Wayne Jones and Mrs. Bob Leininger. HISTORYFROM PAGE B1 When you think of Black Friday, you might think of it as the ofcial lau nch to the Christ mas buying season, and you would be cor rect. For retail giants, its biggest shopping day of the year. Did you know the term Black Friday refers to black ink, as in a positive prot margin, and the months before that most retailers are in the red? This is the home stretch for retailers, just as it is for consumers. Black Friday ads are being leaked left and right. This is strategic on the retailers part as they want you excited to shop at their stores. By leaking the ads now, you have time to do your research and develop your buying list. My Christmas decorations are going up this week, and per sonally, I cant wait for Thanksgiving week. Many stores like CVS, Walgreens, Kohls and Kmart will be open on Thanksgiving Day with early bird and night owl sales. Other stores will start as early as Wednesday with drastic price reductions in preparation for the big day. Take advantage of the tips below and be a success story.GET YOUR NEWSPAPER ON THANKSGIVING DAYThe newspaper on Nov. 28 will be just as packed with store sales yers as your Thanksgiving turkey is with stufng. It will be over owing with ads, coupons, store ads. This is your number 1 source for Black Friday savings.MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICEResearch your big ticket items now ahead of time and know which items you are going for. List what you are buying and pair it with the store of your choice. Items like electronics, toys, bedding, game consoles, phones, and more will be at an all-time low. By doing your homework in advance, you will be condent in what you are buying.RESIST IMPULSE BUYSIt will be easy to be sidetracked by the hot surprise deals on Friday, but if it isnt on your list resist the urge to buy. It could mean the difference between a budget buster or happy checkbook.EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORMTake advantage of Night Owl and Early Bird discounts. If your store of choice adver tises Night Owl discounts from 7-11 / p.m., take advantage of that pricing and arrive ear ly. Many stores will be open Thanksgiving Day. If you are shopping a big box super store giant, be prepared to arrive hours early for your place in line. The price will be worth the wait.ONLINE SHOPPINGRemember that most of the items on sale Black Friday week will be available online during the same hours and you can even choose site-to-store shipping for many stores. (Free shipping direct to the store) If the thought of shopping at home in your pjs and favorite coffee excites you, then this is the way to shop. www. DivineSavings.com will be full of deals every minute, every hour of the Thanksgiving week just for you. Next week, we will continue Black Friday shopping tips. Make sure to pick up your Wednesday paper every week for Divine Savings.Make the most of Black Friday sales Tanya SenseneySAVINGS DIVA Tanya Senseney has more than 16 years experience saving and teaching others how to reduce their monthly grocery budget. For information on her classes, contact her at Tanya@DivineSavings. com, or go to www.DivineSavings.com. TODAY MINNEOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHARTER BOARD MEETING: At 7 p.m., in the media center at the school, 320 E. Pearl St. For information, call 352-394-2600. THURSDAY 912 SOUTH LAKE PROJECT MEETING: At 7 p.m., at the Clermont Commu-nity Center, 620 Montrose St. County Commissioner Tim Sullivan and school board member Bill Mathias are the guest. Bring a nonperishable food item for the local food pantries and an unwrapped toy. Doors open at 6:30. SUNDAYOPEN HOUSE AT THE MARIANNE BECK MEMORIAL LIBRARY: From 2 to 4 p.m., at the library, 112 W. Cen -tral Avenue, Howey-in-the-Hills, in conjunction with the parks and rec -reation ice cream social. Meet the town council and enjoy ice cream provided by the Howey Market. Call 352-324-0254 for information.COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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the two agencies. Bishop said the two agencies are allowed teams of up to 20. Points are given to each member for the higher they place and for the distance they run. The rst race started Saturday morning at 7:45 / a.m. Nearing the end of the race and still waiting for one member to nish his leg of the race, Lytle announced that the LCSO had the lead by a hair. Broadway said the anticipation was a killer. The Clermont PDs team consisted of Broadway, Sgt. Rene Castro, Sgt. Brent Joyner, Ofcer Gabe White, Ofcer Jason Sayre, Analyst Nieder Andy Dorfer, Civilian/ Supporter Amanda Pry or and the PDs tness coach Chase Keogh. Three of the Cler mont PDs members ran the 5K, four ran the 10k and one ran the half marathon. The LCSOs team consisted of Miller, Master Deputy Matt Laiosand his wife, Amanda Laios, Justin Kasman and Kegan Wolniak, the son of a deputy who works at the county jail. All ve of the LCSOs team members ran the 5K. In the end however, members of the Clermont PD team were cheering and high-ving one another when they learned theyd beat the LCSO team. Bishop said the nal tally was 105 points for the Clermont PD ver sus 55 points for the LCSO. Well have a big comeback next year, Amanda Laios said. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B3 PROCEEDS AND ITEMS DONATED TO GO TO SUPPORT THE LESS-FORTUNATE CHILDREN DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. ENTRY INTO FESTIVAL WILL BE A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY, NEW TO GENTLY USED CLOTHING, OR $2 DONATION FOR A DISCOUNT ACTIVITY WRISTBAND. CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER WILL BE FREEVENDOR SPACE AND SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT AIMEE STANLEY AT AIMEEOPTIMAONE@GMAIL.COM OR 239-220-7271rfntb Mon. Fri. 9am to 4pm, Sat. by appointmentLAKE COUNTYS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN HEARING AIDS www.lakemedicalhearing.com Alan Boone, HAS, BC-HIS President & Wife Linda221 N. US Hwy 27, Suite H(Across from the Citrus Tower)CLERMONT243-HEAR ( 4327 )2755 S. Bay St. Suite F (Across from Tractor Supply Company)EUSTIS483-HEAR ( 4327 ) BATTLEFROM PAGE B1

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FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLake Countys student-athletes made their presence known Wednesday when the NCAAs early signing period began. Area volleyball and softball players signed National Letters of Intent with a variety of schools, with others set to sign before the mandated nal signing date Wednesday. Lake Minneola volleyball play ers, Alex Mendoza and Ally Lunsford, signed with the Univer sity of South Florida and Bryant University, respectively. USF is in Tampa while Bryant University is in Smitheld, R.I. Mendoza, a 5-foot-11 setter for the Hawks, averaged 7.9 assists per set and had 45 service aces during her senior season at Lake Minneola. She also had 201 digs and 103 kills, with a season best eight kills against Eustis on Sept. 30. Lunsford, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker, had 221 kills and a .394 hitting percentage as a senior. She recorded 59 solo blocks and 45 service aces. The senior captains led Lake Minneola to a 19-8 record this season. Other area signees reported to the Daily Commercial include Mount Dora resident Briana Civiero. An outside hitter, Civiero played volleyball at Orlando Bishop Moore this season and totaled 282 kills, 245 digs and 36 service aces. Civiero, who played at Mount Dora Bible before transferring, signed with Rollins College in Winter Park. In addition, Tavares softball standout Koral Smith signed with the University of Iowa, eliminating any pressure to sign as she prepares for her senior season with the Bulldogs. Sasha Wortelboer, a student at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, signed with the University of Connecticut. At Montverde Academy, basketball player Gileysa Yareth and softball player Elicia DOrazio signed National Letters of Intent. Yareth signed with the University of Oklahoma, while DOrazio signed with Marshall University. Football players cannot sign until National Signing Day, Feb. 5, with the exception of Junior College transfers, who begin signing on Dec. 18.B4SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013SPORTS www.southlakepress.com YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTSSPORTS EDITOR . ............... FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE . ......................... 365-82683 FAX ........................................ 394-8001 E-MAIL . ...... sports@dailycommercial.comandLEISURE NIKKI SAUERBREY / COURTESY PHOTO Tavares senior softball standout Koral Smith (seated) signs a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Iowa on Wednesday, the rst day of the NCAAs early signing period. Smith will play for Iowa in the 2014-15 school year. Standing behind Smith are, from left, Tavares principal Dr. Janice Boyd, Terra Reft, Smiths mother, and Tavares softball coach Nikki Sauerbrey. Moving on to the next levelPHOTO COURTESY / JILL CIVIEROMount Dora resident Brianna Civiero, a volleyball standout at Orlando Bishop Moore, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to attend Rollins College in Winter Park. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comLeesburg High Schools girls basketball program is one of the most respected in the state. Pearl Johnson, Baylie Bridges and Jo harra Russell hope to use the college courts throughout Florida to extend the Yellow Jackets reputation even more. The former Leesburg standouts have taken their games to St. Petersburg College, where they have helped the Ti tans to a 2-2 record. St. Petersburg is in Ocala to day for a 2 / p .m. contest against Santa Fe College. Bridges, a 5-foot-6 guard, is averaging 11 points per game and is shooting 47 percent from the eld. A sophomore transfer from the Univer sity of West Florida in Pen sacola, Bridges is second on the team in scoring. Russell, a 5-foot-7 freshman, is scoring 6.8 points and is shooting 67 percent from behind the three-point line. Johnson led the Yellow Jackets to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2007 and 2008 before signing a National Letter of Intent with the Univer sity of Alabama-Birmingham in 2008. She eventu ally played one year for Chipola College in Marianna before joining the U.S. Army and served in Iraq. St. Petersburg coach Denisha Davidson said because the trio did not gradu ate from Leesburg at the same time, they were recruited separately, with Russell being the rst to commit to the Titans. I recruited Joharra after watching her play at Leesburg and I had already estab lished a working relationship with (Lees burg coach Mark Oates) because I had signed a player from a previous season, Davidson said. We got to talking and he mentioned Baylie. I was telling him that I needed a point guard and a shooter, so thats when Baylie came into the picture. And with Pearl, I got a call from Florida A&M coach LeDawn Gibson asking if I needed a point guard. When I learned they all had connec tions to Leesburg, I called coach Oates and told him, Coach, I just love you. I knew what kind of players I was getting because they came from coach Oates program. Davidson said the trio has helped to ll multiple roles with the team. Bridges pro vides the Titans with a scorer, someone JOHNSON RUSSELL BRIDGES Ex-Jackets team up at in college FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writerfrank.jolley@dailycommercial.comIron Jungle Weightlifting is the home of two state champions. The Leesburg-based weightlifting club took six lifters to the Florida Weight lifting Federation State Championships last weekend in Altamonte Springs and made its presence known with Morgan Rhone and Leann Holappa winning titles and four others record ing top three nishes. It was an absolutely great weekend for our program, coach Josh Boyer said. The experience alone was worth the trip, but for my lifters to perform the way they did made it all that much bet ter. There were a ton of great lifters at this meet. My lifters were able to not only peak at the right time, but they were able to see how some elite lifters prepare, focus, and perform in a high-perfor mance setting. Rhone, lifting at 53 kilograms (about 116 pounds), won her division with a combined weight of 77 kilograms. She lifted hoisted 34 kilograms in the Snatch, and 43 kilograms in the Cleanand-Jerk. It was anything, but a routine effort for Rhone, Boyer said. In fact, it was a champi onship that almost never occurred. Morgan was scratched from his rst two attempts in the Clean-and-Jerk for tech nical errors, Boyer said. I momentarily had a ashback of others who have missed all three attempts and lost the moment. I quickly pulled Morgan to the side and said some things that have run through my mind should one of my lifters ever be in that situation again. I tired to keep her away from outside voic es and talked her through her mental imagery. Fortunately, she came back strong and nailed her third attempt to save her championship bid. This speaks volumes about her as an individual and as a competitor. Boyer said that Rhones abil ity to erase the memory of her two failed lifts and persevere when she was on the brink of losing out on her chances of victory speaks volumes about mental makeup. Those who dont under stand the pressures that ex ist in all the months and Iron Jungle Weighlifting wins 2 state championships PHOTO COURTESY / JOSH BOYER Lifters from Iron Jungle Weightlifting in Leesburg pose for pictures after last weekends Florida Weightlifting Federation State Championships in Altamonte Springs. Pictured are, from left, Jose Barajas, Leann Holappa, Morgan Rhone, coach Josh Boyer, Kalyn Trull, Alexis Smith and Warren Brown.SEE TRIO | B5SEE JUNGLE | B5

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 willing to step up and take a big shot at critical moments in a game. Russells athlet icism gives Davidson more exibility with her roster. Johnson, Davidson hopes, can ll a variety of needs on both ends of the oor and on the bench. Pearls experience in the military taught her a lot about discipline and how to be a leader, Davidson said. Shes tough and grit ty. Think about what shes seen and what shes been through. Basketball is noth ing. The leadership Pearl can give us is different from what any other team will get from their players. When Pearl tells her teammates that they can do something, they know they can do it Bridges said she transferred from West Florida after a coaching change changed her role on the team. She was recruited to be a scorer, but her play ing time reduced to virtual ly nothing by the end of her freshman campaign. Unhappy at the end of the bench, knowing she was ca pable of contributing more, Bridges contacted Oates to nd a better t for her skill set. I really dont even know how all this happened and I wound up here, Bridges said. Things happened so fast after I decided that I was going to leave West Flori da. They say God sometimes works in mysterious ways and I believe thats true. The fact Im here is proof of that. God and coach Oates. All three said having the other two at school with them has helped ease the transition into new sur roundings. Even though the trio never played together at Leesburg only Bridges and Russell were teammates the once a Lady Jacket always a Lady Jacket mantra that Oates promoted made all three feel like family. Johnson once played on a team made up of Leesburg alums were pitted against a squad that had Bridges and Russell on the oor. Who won? Are you kidding? Johnson said, her trademark condence apparent with a smile that reeked of victory. During her time at Lees burg, Johnson earned mul tiple All State honors and graduated as the leader in many statistical categories. Most girls basketball pundits considered Johnson to be one of the best players ever to come out of Lake County. Her accomplishments were thought of as legend ary. When Johnson left, someone had to assume the role of team leader and ll the va cancy a task many consid ered to be undoable. Bridges stepped enthusiastically into the breech. In her four years with the Yellow Jackets, Bridges sur passed Johnson as the pro grams top scorer (1,482 points) and trails only John son in career assists (Johnson 505, Bridges 336). Bridges also is fth in career steals another category topped by Johnson. I never felt any pressure to ll Pearls shoes, Bridges said. I just had to come in a be Baylie Bridges. If you play basketball at Leesburg, you know what Pearl means to this program and what she accomplished, but no body ever came up to me and said we need you to be come the next Pearl. Pearl is so smooth out there. Shes got the ow and thats de nitely not me. Said Johnson, Baylie is Baylie. Shes a different type of player than I am. Shes more of a consistent shoot ing point guard than I am. We both want the same thing to win the game but, we approach a game differ ently because of our differ ent skill sets. While Johnsons legacy at Leesburg is rmly established, with All-State nominations and multiple appear ances in the state Final Four, Bridges and Russell have their own level of excellence. The Yellow Jackets were 6941 during Bridges four sea sons in the program and 7339 during Russells career and made a trip to the Class 4A state seminals in 2011. Russell said she has never tried to replace Johnson or make Yellow Jacket fans for get her. She has, however, used Johnsons reputation as motivation to raise her own level of play. You dont want to be part of the group that brings the Yellow Jackets down, Rus sell said. Pearl and her team mates turned Leesburg into a team that could beat any one in the state. Other teams knew about Leesburg be cause of what Pearl accom plished. I wanted to keep that going and make sure our opponents knew that Yellow Jackets basketball is about winning and doing it the right way. I wish we couldve won a state championship (in 2011), but Im proud of what we accomplished with the Yellow Jackets. Hopefully, we can show everyone what Leesburg girls basketball is all about at this level, by helping to raise St. Petersburg College to the next level. TRIOFROM PAGE B4months of preparation, all of that coming down to one attempt for a 15-year-old girl, and for her to block all her fears, emotions, worries, negative thoughts and the pressure of the situation a state championship to nail the most important attempt of her career. It was the ultimate deni tion of clutch. Holappa took the 69+ ki logram (at least 152 pounds) classication with a combined weight of 112 kilograms a personal record. Holappa hit 50 kilograms in the Snatch and 62 kilograms in the Clean-and-Jerk. Boyer said each of Holap pas nal totals in both disciplines also were personal records. He said she attempted to build on to her Cleanand-Jerk total, but missed with her nal attempt. The great news for Leann is that she hit the Clean (on her nal lift) in a very con trolled manner, Boyer said. Leann was in total control of her lifts. I was very proud of how she approached this meet in regard to her warmup, her focus and her con dence. Other Iron Jungle weight lifters at the two-day meet included: Kalyn Trull, who nished third at 63 kilo grams (138 pounds); Alexis Smith, who nished third at 75+ kilograms (at least 165 pounds); Warren Brown, who nished second at 77 ki lograms (169 pounds); and, Jose Barajas, who nished third at 77 kilograms in the junior weight class. All other lifters from Iron Jungle Weightlifting competed in the Youth weight clas sications. In addition, Iron Jun gles girls lifters won second place in the team competi tion, trailing only Team Flor ida Altamonte. Coached by Danny Camargo, who also serves as president of the Florida Weightlifting Federation, Team Florida Altamonte has become the team Boy er said he hopes Iron Jungle Weightlifting can emulate. They deserved to win the team championship, Boyer said. Team Altamonte is an extremely impressive unit. They are very deep, and they support each other to the fullest. Boyer said he tries to take something away from every meet in which Iron Jungle Weightlifting competes. His goal is to use each competi tion to make his team stron ger. While he admits the experience his lifters gain in each meet helps them as they progress to increasing ly tougher compeition, Boy er also goes to class, watch ing how more experienced coaches handle themselves and their lifters. I watched everything, Boyer said. I was the ways and mannerisms of the coaches, many of who are my role models. Ive had some great coaches to draw references and learn from. Im going to take many of the things Ive learned into the upcoming girls high school season. Boyer also said the support of parents and fans have helped speed up the teams climb to elite status. He is quick to point out that he doesnt consider Iron Jungle Weightlifting to be an elite team yet. But he believes that day is coming. And it might be in the nottoo-distant future. JUNGLEFROM PAGE B4

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352-505-8740 WWW.FOURSTARHOMES.COM LB6979 $24,900 LB6978 $47,900 LB6976 $27,500 LB6975 $29,900 G4699658 $35,000 LB6980 $15,000 DONT JUST LIST YOUR HOME.. SELL YOUR HOME, WITH FLORIDAS OLDEST & LARGEST MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE COMPANY.! MAKING THE DIFFERENCE SINCE 1982!! FRIDAY 11/22 & SATURDAY 11/23HICKORY HOLLOW ESTATESCR 44 AND 473. FOLLOW THE SIGNS9 HOMES-$7,000 AND UP 352-365-8208 features@dailycommercial.com CONNECTING: Grannypods keep seniors together / C2 HomesLake and SumterC1SOUTH LAKE PRESS / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 DAILY COMMERCIAL / Friday, November 22, 2013 www.southlakepress.com www.dailycommercial.com

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C2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 22, 2013 RC Stevens awarded contractWINTER GARDEN Winter Gardenbased RC Stevens Construction Company has been awarded a contract to provide construction services for the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. R.C. Stevens broke ground on the new History Research and Education Center on Oct. 16. The 5,200-square-foot facility on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden will provide a climate-controlled environment to house the organizations collection of historic artifacts, a multi-purpose area to host rotating exhibits, educational programs and community events, and a visitors information center adjacent to the West Orange Trail. For information, go to www.rcstevens.com.Lennar offers discountsORLANDO Lennar is offer ing discounts and incentives worth up to $30,000 on movein-ready homes in 32 Orlando-area communities in Lake, Osceola, East Polk and Brevard counties. Mark Metheny, president of Lennars Central Florida Division, said yearend incentives on select new homes in the Orlando region include single-family communities, country clubs, active adult communities and even vacation resort homes. This time of the year we try to close out move-in-ready homes before Nov. 30 so we can start the new year with a fresh slate, Metheny said. That means great savings for many home buyers who have been waiting for this. At the Country Club at Champions Gate near Disney, Lennar has reduced the price of one new two-bedroom, two-bath home by almost $33,000. Built in the Bungalow oor plan with 1,880 square feet of living space the new home at 1383 Dolphin Head St. at Champions Gate is priced at $273,490, with a two-car garage. At the award-winning Red Tail Golf Club in Sorrento the story is the same. Lennar has reduced a four-bedroom, three-bath Doral Grande luxury home to $362,990, more than $32,000 off its sale price. The movein-ready home with a three-car garage is at 32712 View Haven Lane in Red Tail. Every Lennar home comes with the Everythings Included pledge, Metheny said. That includes a wide range of energy efcient GE appliances, luxury nishes and upgrades designer touches all included in the one Lennar H omes price. Go to www. LennarHomes.com for information. Woods Homes has new model homeWINTER GARDEN Ashton Woods Homes has a new model home at its community of Independence off New Independence Parkway and Tiny Road in Winter Garden. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes in the Orlando region, said the Michigan model offers four bedrooms, a game room, threeand-a-half baths with a three-car garage and a boat dock right on Lake Speer. Independence has 26 home sites available with homes priced from the high $400s and ranging from 2,544 square feet of living area to over 4,000 square feet. The community features resort style amenities along with lakes, acres of parks, recreation and conservation areas. Go to www.ashtonwoodshomes.com for information.NAI negotiates sale of facility ORLANDO NAI Realvest recently negotiated the $1 million sale of a 13,500-squarefoot assisted living facility at its 12.7-acre site at 700 East Welch Road in Apopka. Paul P. Partyka, principal and managing partner at NAI Realvest, negotiated the transaction. Business Support Services Group acquired the site from the Central Florida Association for Christian Scientists who plans to continue operating the facility to provide assisted living care. Renovations are planned prior to a grand opening, Partyka added. Go to www. NAIRealvest.com for information. PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS REAL ESTATE NEWSEmerson negotiates new office lease Emerson International recently negotiated three new long-term ofce leases in Altamonte Springs and Orlando that total more than 13,300 square feet. Kenneth Koch, director of leasing for Emerson International, negotiated all three lease agreements representing the landlord. USIS, a division of insurance giant Brown & Brown, leased 8,761 square feet of Class A ofce space in the Centerpointe I ofce tower at 240 E. Central Parkway in Altamonte Springs. Joseph Schuemann of Blue Rock Real Estate Services, LLC represented the tenant. Nirvana Health Services leased 3,428 square feet in the Centerpointe II ofce tower next door, at 220 E. Central Parkway. In Orlando, the law rm of Brian Michael Mark P.A. leased 1,176 square feet of ofce space in the Major Plaza I building at 5728 Major Plaza Blvd. near International Dr. in southwest Orlando.Del Webb opens new phaseO RLANDO Del Webb, Orlandos active adult community on Ridgewood Lakes Blvd. in Davenport south of Orlando, is welcoming a new neighborhood. Sean Strickler, vice president of sales for Del Webbs North Florida division, said a new phase at Del Webb Orlando will include 92 new single-family homes on 40-foot and 50-foot home sites. Select home sites are available for purchase. All 92 home sites are within walking distance of the spectacular resort-style Montecito Clubhouse and amenities. New homes at Del Webb Orlando range from 1,600 square feet of living space to 2,931 square feet and are priced from the $160,000s. Special features include gourmet kitchens and optional second oor bonus rooms. Go to www.delwebb. com for information. KATHRYN MOSCHELLATampa Bay TimesDaryl Whitaker can take comfort in knowing that her grand mother, Shirley Shear, is nearby as close as her backyard. The 88-year-old, twice-widowed Shear lives behind Whitakers home in Tampa, in a former family guest house / game room. Shear, who owned a home in Lakeland for 50 years, fell and de veloped a blood clot almost two years ago. She couldnt afford fulltime home care and she couldnt keep her beloved dog, Sugar, in an assisted-living facil ity. So Whitakers hus band, Joe, and their four children gladly gave up their little getaway by the pool in or der to make Shear safe and secure. Its fun here as long as I have my dog, she says. Its private, but its nice to know that the family is nearby if I need them. The Whitakers solution reects a bur geoning home-build ing trend. Popular in Europe, the so-called granny pods are just one way families are bringing multiple generations under one household. Companies such as Lennar and M/I Homes have noticed the trend and are building homes that can accommodate seniors, adult children fresh out of college and SHNS Daryl Whitaker, grandmother Shirley Shear, Shears beloved dog Sugar and Henry Moseley Jr. enjoy a pleasant afternoon outside Shears cottage, converted into a granny pod. Granny pods keep seniors, other generations togetherSEE GRANNY | C3

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SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 22, 2013 C3 At Coldwell Banker Tony Hubbard Realty we only get paid a traditional real estate commission for our services. We DO NOT charge additional fees. FEES Call me with any questions!Dawn GiachettiMulti-Million Dollar Producer352-874-2100 cellcbdawng@aol.com GREEN VALLEY WEST rfn tbtnbnb$125,000 LEGENDSb b $239,900 ON ALMOST ONE ACREt tffb nt $450,000 LARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.comLARGE PHOTOS ON SunBeltHomeSales.com !RIGHT OFF THE DORA CANAL WITH PRIVATE BOAT DOCK. COZY 2 BR HOME. FURN WITH BONUS ROOM. WHAT A VIEW. LOT RENT ONLY $288. !NICE 2/2 HOME WITH GOLF CART. VERY CLEAN. LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN. LARGE MASTERSUITE WITH HIS & HER VANITIES. !UNIQUE 2/2 HOME WITH LARGE WINDOWS, BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND DECK. ENJOY THE VIEW OF SUNSETS AND NATURE. !REMODELED 2/2 HOME WITH PRIVATE DECK. BOAT DOCK IS JUST STEPS AWAY. FULLY FURN. !2/2 HOME ON THE CANAL. 2 SCREEN ROOMS. OPEN FLOOR PLAN. PRIVATE DOCK WITH ELECTRIC. LIVE THE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE IN YOUR NEW HOME.!2/2 HOME WITH BONUS ROOM AND GARAGE. RAISED 12X14 DECK WITH NICE VIEW OF LAKE HARRIS. ONLY $317/MONTH. extended family mem bers. When Joe Whitaker asked his close friend Henry Moseley Jr. to re model the guest house for Shear, Moseley cus tomized the cottage and realized what a wonderful solution the unit was for seniors who wanted to have their own private space yet still be close to their family. He and his son, Henry III, began research ing the concept so pop ular overseas. They decided the solution was a perfect t in Southwest and Central Florida, two of the largest senior areas in the United States. Together, they launched Home Care Suites, a custom-backyard-cottage business designed as an alternative to assisted living. At a time of high un employment and home foreclosures, the number of U.S. households in which multiple generations of the same family double up under the same roof has spiked signicantly. One in ve seniors is part of this trend. If the rising cost of home health care, assisted living and nursing-home care is any indication, the granny pod might be a more affordable option that provides privacy, security and peace of mind for all parties. According to a na tional study by Genworth, a provider of long-term-care insurance, the average monthly fee for an as sisted-living facility was $3,300 in 2012. Home Care Suites three models can all be customized to suit a seniors needs and the familys budget. They range from 256 to 588 square feet. The price varies based on site conditions, ranging from $42,000 to $83,000. The homes can be nanced for less than $800 a month. Home Care Suites pro vides free property analysis for the homeowner to determine zoning regulations and requirements. We build these units with structurally insulated panels that are extremely energy-efcient. Theyre like an igloo, Moseley said. .... Its just like building a new house. It all has to meet zoning and building code. From start to nish, its probably about 120 days. These suites dont raise your property tax es and they can be a federal tax deduction if a doctor deems that your home needs special medical accommodations, to the extent that the value doesnt exceed the fair mar ket value of the existing structure, Moseley added. Depending on the individuals level of care, each Home Care Suite can be tted with a customized emergency-response system that monitors every thing from daily vital signs to voice prompts, reminders for medica tion and an automatic call to a family member whos away from home. The Moseleys note that a Home Care Suite can be used as ad ditional living space such as an ofce, guest house, exercise room or man cave. Like Home Care Suite owners, Lennar and M/I echo the versatility of their multigener ational approach, but their offerings dont in volve a separate living facility. Lennar has built ap proximately 30 NextGen homes around Tampa Bay commu nities that feature a home within a home oor plan that folds into the main house as a separate but adjacent dwelling. The suites include an eat-in kitchenette, living room, one or two bedrooms depending on the model, walkin closet, bathroom, washer and dryer, pri vate entrance and, in some cases, a separate garage. M/I will unveil its own multigenerational-home design in January. Like Lennars multigenerational home, the M/I unit is an isolated suite with a separate entry, a com bined living/dining room, a bedroom and its own garage. GRANNY FROM PAGE C2

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C4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 22, 2013 MAUREEN GILMERScripps Howard News ServiceA re pit is quite do able for anyone with a backyard who wants to create a relaxing eve ning outdoor amenity. Fire extends your outdoor living season well beyond the summer months by warming outdoor spaces. Even if youre on a budget, this can be an affordable weekend project that warms your nights with friends and family. Consider these options to nd the perfect one for you: %  en $ Free salvage re pit. Repurpose a 50-gallon steel drum by saw ing it in half for the most affordable re pit. Another popular option is a salvaged met al washing-machine drum with tiny holes that allow light to shine through the sides, too. Spray the drum black with heat-resistant stove paint for an i nstant upgrade. Important tip: Lay a piece of stiff 1/4-inch mesh hardware cloth over an open barrel or drum to catch rising sparks and embers. %  en $$ Low-cost stack able block re pit. Lowcost, solid concrete ma sonry units provide the ideal material for a stacked block re pit. The best choice? Tumbled units but virtual ly any solid block works just as well. Explore re pits on Pinterest.com to see many examples of these homemade drystack re pits created without foundation or mortar. %  en $$ Portable re pit. Free-standing por table metal re pits can be moved around your yard with the sea sons, or stored safely in the garage for the win ter. Theyre widely available, from basic Corten steel to incredibly fancy hammered copper de signs. Those designed with spark arresters in the chimney or a pro tective metal mesh cov er are safer without sac ricing visual appeal. %  en $$$ Prefab re pit. These free-standing units are designed to al low a propane tank to be hidden inside. Thats a real problem-solver where re is outlawed due to wildre-hazard or air-pollution con cerns. This option features an attractive box like or round unit in a wide range of materials and colors. These units also function like fur nishings by bringing the re up to table level for greater visibility. %  en $$$$ Pricey built-in re pit. This traditional re pit in the landscape can cost a pretty penny. Designed with materi als that tie into architec ture, these are often tted with clean natural gas or propane so you need not have rewood or ash removal to enjoy the heat. Such improvements can cost thousands of dollars, but they make it easy to enjoy an impromptu evening outdoors. No matter what kind of pit you choose, po sition it in your yard or landscape so its a safe distance from the house and separated from out door living areas, par ticularly if youre burn ing rewood. Beware of prevailing breezes so the smoke is blown away from the faces of guests and neighbors. Online sources: FirePits.com WoodlandDirect.comMaureen Gilmer is an author, horticulturist and landscape designer. Learn more at www.MoPlants.com. Contact her at mogilmer@)yahoo.com or P.O. Box 891, Morongo Valley, CA 92256. PHOTOS BY SHNS Some re pits are manufactured as self-contained units easily inserted into paving or deck. The ability to spend time away from technology and enjoy the primal act of gathering around re is the perfect opportunity for quality family time. Swanky modern re pits utilize Corten steel in a beautiful streamlined form that makes a great sculptural free-standing element. This simple re pit was made from tumbled concrete pavers with diagonal edges that may be used as is, or add a metal insert as shown here. Fire up your backyard with a fire pit

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The Life Youve Waited Your Whole Life For... START LIVING THE LIFE! Something for Everyone!! Let Us Find Your Dream Home! FURNISHED! Double master, 2/2, great room, table space, snack bar, double panes, new KT oor, NEW AC 2012, UPDATED & READY! 80S #1492 FABULOUS COURTYARD POOL! Turnkey furnished 3/3, den, great rm, large KT, double garage. SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE! 190S #1572 LAWN MAINTAINED! GC Frontage on a corner! 3/2, laminate wood, extended screened lanai. SHORT WALK TO THE POOL! 160S #1322 GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! 2/2, great room, ofce desk space, screened lanai, freshly painted exterior, LAWN MAINTAINED! LOW 100S #1527SEASONAL & LONG TERM RENTALS AVAILABLE OFFICE HOURS MON-SAT: 9-5SUN: BY APPT.25327 US Hwy. 27 Ste. 202, Leesburg, Fl. 34748(352) 326-3626 ~ (800) 234-7654info@palrealty.net www.PALREALTY.net 126 N. Hwy 441 Lady Lake, Florida352.750.5110 PRICE REDUCED! Pennbrooke Fairways a Gated Golf Course Community. Comfortable 3BR/2BA home with great room, plenty of storage and golf cart garage. In perfect movein condition, this tastefully decorated home features an eat-in kitchen & enclosed lanai. Nice green view w/no rear neighbors. GOOD NEWS: lawn care included in HOA. Asking $174,900 -furniture and golf cart sold separately. 1035 Forest Breeze Path. Dir: SR44 east of Brownwood in The Villages to Pennbrooke Fairways on left; thru gate on Countryside to end; right on Pennbrooke Parkway; left on Gray Eagle Ct; right on Forest Breeze Path. Call Jerry Day at 813-495-5692Golf course community...Pennbrooke Fairways in Leesburg. Great curb appeal w/this expanded Tarpon model in wonderful 55+ community -3 bedroom 2 bath w/27x15 great room, 20x10 bonus room, enclosed lanai plus golf cart garage. $159,000. Dir: From Lady Lake right on CR 44 to Pennbrooke; right on Countryside Blvd thru gate to dead end; right on Pennbrooke Pkwy; left on Gray Eagle Ct; left on Eagles Landing. MLS G4697800 Offered for sale by: Hope Deszell 352-817-0459 and Carol Carpenter 352-816-3065 Pennbrooke Fairways. 3 Bedrooms and 2 bath, 1869 square feet heated, Tarpon Model with Golf Front and View. Open oor plan perfect for entertaining or kicking back on the lanai overlooking the golf course fairway and green. What a value at only $184,900! Dir: 246 Grand Vista in Leesburg. From Leesburg, West on SR44 to Pennbrooke Fairways on right. Enter to Security Gate on Countryside North to left on Grand Vista Trail, home is down on the left. Hosted by Greg Wood 352-210-8186. 4015 S. Lake Hiawatha Drive, Lady Lake, Fl. A unique one of a kind log home, beautifully landscaped and fenced. 3Bedrooms/4 baths, Large Great Room with Sumter County Natural Stone replace with an Integrated Barbeque Pit on the outside wall on a large screened porch. A two car garage attached and a two car garage unattached, stable (zoned for 2 horses) and fenced pasture. The property contains 2.3 acres, they are separate parcels and a 30 ft. lakefront access down the road at the lake is contained in one of the parcels. PRICE REDUCED! $299,900. Call Carol Lench (850)974-0522 or Greg Wood (352) 210-8186. Visit the Craft Show atPennbrooke FairwaysSAT. 11/23 ED DEL GRANDEScripps Howard News ServiceQ I have been fol lowing your plumbing ad vice for year s and have learned that planning well in advance is the key to a successful re model job. Im put ting together my plans for a future bathroom remodel and want to choose the perfect bath. What ideas can you suggest for a ther apeutic-type bathtub? John, FloridaA Years ago, your home hy dro-therapy bath choices would have been very basic. But todays xtures offer a variety of tub styles and bathing experi ences. With that in mind, I put together a few of the most popular and relaxing bathing options that Ive had the opportunity to work with: 1. Bubble-massage therapy Easy does it is the key phrase for this type of bath. For a very gentle experience, a bubble-type tub pushes air through tiny holes positioned in the bottom of the tub. This is a great choice for aging-inplace bathrooms. 2. Traditional whirlpool jets If you work hard, play hard with the powerful action of pump-driven water jets complete with air induction. 3. Kohlers VibrAcoustic sound therapy Unwind your mind with this new technology that uses vibrating musical sound waves that travel through the water, plus colorful mode lighting for an added benet. This is the kind of relaxing tub therapy that literally lets you tune in and tune out!Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book Ed Del Grandes House Call, the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@ cs.com. Always consult local contractors and codes.Choose a bath hydro-therapy to match your lifestyle C6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 22, 2013

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SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 22, 2013 C7 LOCATION: 1782 Strathmore Circle, Mount Dora FEATURES: 3BR/2.5 BA with formal living/dining rooms, large upstairs and many upgrades and a water view from the back porch. LISTING PRICE: $168,000 SELLING PRICE: $168,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Joy Zahn, Front Porch Realties. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:    Nick Poulsen, Exit Realty Tri-County. LOCATION: 27927 Tammi Drive, Tavares FEATURES: Short Sale! Spacious 4BR/2BA in Venetian Village LISTING PRICE: $145,000 SELLING PRICE: $135,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lisa Jones, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Alyse Carter, Re/Max Realty Center. LOCATION: 40330 Gator Lake Road, Lady Lake FEATURES: 3BR/ 2BA, 1,681 sq. ft., located on 2.39 acres in the rolling hills of Lady Lake. Large barn. LISTING PRICE: $128,900 SELLING PRICE: $128,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Lena Williams, Morris Realty & Investments. LOCATION: 3229 Saint Croix Lane, Clermont FEATURES: 3BR/ 2BA with 2,207 sq. ft. Open oor plan, large den and family room with wood laminate ooring, oversized kitchen and breakfast area. LIST ING PRICE: $198,900 SELLING PRICE: $198,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Patricia Oxford, Exit Real Estate Gallery. LOCATION: 1417 Gatewood Avenue, Minneola FEATURES: 3BR/ 2BA    1,758 sq. ft.   Beautiful home @Reserve At Minneola PH 1. Cus tom Built. Perfectly manicured front & back yard. LISTING PRICE: $144,900 SELLING PRICE: $146,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Pamela Tarvwer, Keller Williams Classic 111   RE LOCATION: 30200 Cheval Street, Mount Dora FEATURES: Sullivan Ranch 3BR/2BA lovely maintained. LISTING PRICE: $209,000 SELLING PRICE: $200,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jo Ann Larsen, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Lindsey McQuaig, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. LOCATION: 1101 Bluegrass Drive, Groveland FEATURES: Investors Special LISTING PRICE: $34,900 SELLING PRICE: $26,000 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Paul Ramsaywack, Precious Realty Group. LOCATION: 11232 Lake Eustis Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 3BR/ 2BA Custom Built home on canal. Fenced yard. Extra large room for game room, ofce or a hobby room. Large storage room, covered patio and a large screened porch. 2,949 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $159,900 SELLING PRICE: $150,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marlene Cook, ERA Tom Grizzard SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Morris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Conservation lot, split 3BR/2.5, double garage. 1,824 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $99,000 SELLING PRICE: $91,000   LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:   Mark Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 1210 Stratton Avenue, Groveland FEATURES: 5BR/3. 5BA 3,483 sq. ft.   Gorgeous former model home at Sunset Ridge.   Fan tastic oor plan, hard wood oors with stunning replace.LISTING PRICE: $180,000 SELLING PRICE: $180,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Robert Lyles, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Mryna White-Davis, Real Estate Professionals SE LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg FEATURES: Nice backyard, split 3BR/2BA, double garage. 1,771 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $125,000 SELLING PRICE: $130,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Jel Parker, ERA Tom Grizzard SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:     Dawn Brooks, PAL Realty. LOCATION: 1355 Legendary Blvd., Clermont FEATURES: 4BR/ 3BA, 2,432 sq. ft. Tri-split oor plan, formal living and dining, golf frontage view, heated pool and spa. LISTING PRICE: $309,900 SELLING PRICE: $295,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Madeline Wilson, Regal Real Estate Professionals. LOCATION: 248 Bentwood Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 3BR/2BA, 2,357 sq. ft. located in Pennbrooke. Large home on Golf Course Frontage. Open oor plan, large kitchen with 42 cabinets and granite counter tops. Loads of up-grades. LISTING PRICE: $234,900 SELLING PRICE: $225,011.11 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Joleen Cooper & Lauren Fickett, Morris Realty and Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Susan Carl, Watson Realty. LOCATION: 523 Brigadoon Circle, Leesburg FEATURES: 2BR/2BA, Scottish Highlands. Immaculate home with privacy. Kitchen with side pantry, ceramic tile and spacious Master Bedroom and Bath. LISTING PRICE: $72,000 SELLING PRICE: $66,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Camie Kennedy & Lena Williams, Morris Realty and Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Camie Kennedy & Lena Williams, Mor ris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburgx FEATURES: Conservation lot, split 2BR/2BA, den, Corian KT, double garage. 1,513 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $149,000 SELLING PRICE: $145,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Cary Fier, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:   Doug Duvarney,   ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: The Plantation at Leesburg   FEATURES:   Double mas ter, den, 2BA, 1.5 car garage. 1,679 sq. ft. LISTING PRICE: $121,900 SELLING PRICE: $110,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dawn Brooks, PAL Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:     Adriana Skoloda, PAL Realty.   LOCATION: 812 Palm Forest Lane, Minneola FEATURES: 3BR/2BA 2,100 sq. ft.   Wonderful pool home @ Lakewood Ridge PH 11 and III. Fenced yard. Private sunning area. LISTING PRICE: $169,900 SELLING PRICE: $168,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tiki   Jackson, Micki Blackburn Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Wendy Everett, The Williams Real Estate Co. LOCATION: 31533 Terrace Drive Tavares FEATURES: Spacious 2BR/2BA home in Imperial Mobile Terrace. LISTING PRICE: $88,000 SELLING PRICE: $85,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marlene Cook, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marlene Cook, ERA Tom Grizzard Inc.PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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You dont have to pay extra for an evening service call. Munns is the home of 8 to 8 Same Great Rate. Emergency services are also available. Were there when you need us!Carl Munn24/7/365(352) 787-7741 www.munnair.com2135 US Hwy 441/27Fruitland Park, FL C2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 29, 2013 Kevco to build special homesLEESBURG Kevco Builders, Lake Countys award-winning construction company, is offering the areas rst pre-drawn, high per formance home plan collection which combines luxury design with energy-saving technology. Kevco is working with Energy Smart Homes to offer ener gy efcient residential home construction that consume 40-50 percent less energy than other standard built-to-code homes with no signicant increase in construction costs. The architectural appeal of these homes is enhanced, not compromised, as in other past energy efcient designs, said Joe Ziler, Kevco Builders president. We are so condent of the utility savings our homeowners will enjoy that Kevco will pay the rst 12 months of the homes power bills. The Energy Smart Home plans, available in three styles, Southern Classic, French Country and Mediterranean, boast 10-foot ceilings and tray ceilings in main rooms as well as strategically placed windows to maximize natural light. The models are available in oneand two-story designs and range in size from approximately 1,500 square feet to over 3,500 square feet, and are priced starting in the mid-$100,000s. Enlisting specically engineered plans, Kevcos energy efcient homes feature air condition and heating equipment, along with duct work designed within the living space of the home and not in the attic space which can get up to 30 degrees warmer and through which standard air conditioning systems circulate air. Our engineers congure the homes placement on the lot so the A/C and heating systems are shaded for greater efciency, said Ziler. We use advanced construction methods resulting in better thermal performance in the insulation placed in walls, oors and attics. The building materials feature hi-per formance windows, doors and Energy-Star rated ceiling fans and appliances. Kevco is the rst builder in Lake County to offer the Energy Smart Homes library of home construction plans and will break ground on its rst Energy Smart Home in Lady Lake. Kevco employs ten people in Lake County and operates showrooms in Leesburg at 214 S. 14th St., and in Eustis at 2104, S. Bay St. For information, call 352-742-3398, or go to www.KevcoBuilders. com.2 communities named to top listORLANDO Kings Ridge in Clermont and Solivita in Kissimmee were both named among the nations Top 25 retirement communities by the website Places, a leading U.S. referral resource for retiring adults. Kenny Nairn, chief operating ofcer at Celebration Golf Management, said the rm owns the Kings Ridge Golf Club and manages the Stonegate Golf Club at Solivita. Both golf clubs offer 36-hole courses. The 55 Places list is based on community value considering over all costs, amenities and lifestyle, Nairn said. We are very proud to be a part of that mix and we certainly value the communities that support our golf clubs, he said. For information, call Kenny Nairn, Scottish PGA Golf Professional/ COO and EVP of Golf, Celebration Golf Management, at 407566-9877 or email to knairn@cgmgolfproperties.com.PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS REAL ESTATE NEWS Horton completes new homesNAPLES D.R. Horton is near ing completion on two Edison inventory homes at Amador, an enclave of 38 classical Mediterraneanstyle homes in the Fiddlers Creek luxury, master-planned community. The Edison is a one-story oor plan offering 1,983 square feet under air with three bedrooms, two baths plus a den. Standard features include eightfoot glass panel front entry doors, eight-foot high six-panel interior doors, 5 1/4 decorative painted baseboard, 42-inch kitchen cabinets with decorative nishes and granite kitchen counter tops. Prices for the Edison currently start at $404,990. One of the new Edison inventory homes located at 9241 Campanile Circle features additional options, including upgraded maple kitchen cabinets with expanded crown molding, upgraded Venetian Bronze hardware in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry, granite laundry countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, whole house window treatments, and wood ooring in the den. The home also features the optional gas pool and spa package with dark tan brick pavers and Stonehurst Sand Dune waterline tile. This Edison residence is currently offered at $495,267. The other new Edison inventory home located at 9193 Campanile Circle also features extensive options, including upgraded cherry kitchen cabinets with expanded crown molding, upgraded Venetian Bronze hardware in the kitchen and bathrooms, interior ceiling fans, stainless steel kitchen appliances and whole house window treatments. This home also will feature the optional gas pool and spa package with a raised deck area and sheer decent waterfall. This Edison residence is currently priced at $499,957. A distinctive neighborhood, the village of Amador offers a choice of three expansive three-bedroom oor plans, ranging from 1,983 air-conditioned square feet to 2,738 air-conditioned square feet. Prices in the village of Amador cur rently start at $404,990. Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, tness center, tropical lagoon swimming complex, and more. For information, on this gated golf course community in Naples, call 239-732-9300, or go to www.ddler screek.com.NAI negotiates site saleMAITLAND NAI Realvest negotiated the sale of 1.08 acres of vacant land at 10670 and 10680 West Colonial Drive in Ocoee in West Orange County for $600,000 recently. Robert Blackwell, principal, negotiated the transaction representing the seller Branch Banking and Trust Company of Winston-Salem, N.C. Wendys International Inc. bought the site to build another restaurant. Ashton Woods Homes has three move-in-ready homes at Copley Square in Downtown Orlando. Ashton Woods has homes readyO RLANDO Ashton Woods Homes is offering three movein-ready homes at its Copley Square community, located south of downtown Orlando off Delaney and Michigan Avenues. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing at Ashton Woods Homes, said the three move-inready homes are priced in the high $200,000s and range from 2,070 square feet of living area to 2,363 square feet. Go to www.ashtonwoodshomes.com for information.

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C4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 29, 2013 LOCATION: 628 Drew Avenue, Clermont FEATURES: 3BR/2.5BA with 2,023 sq. ft. Large family room with replace, den and hobby room, lake view. LISTING PRICE: $119,900 SELLING PRICE: $105,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Brandie Mathison-Klein, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: John Napier, Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties. LOCATION: 27020 Nature View Street, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,800 sq. ft. home in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $150,000 SELLING PRICE: $150,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Angela Phillips, Vangie Berry. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: Sorrento FEATURES: 3BR, garden tub, pantry & walkin closet LISTING PRICE: $13,999 SELLING PRICE: $10,000 LIST ING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: End lot w/no neighbors behind. Newer roof. Large carport. LISTING PRICE: $21,900 SELLING PRICE: $15,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Lady Lake FEATURES: Breakfast bar, cathedral ceilings, & 2 solar tubes. LISTING PRICE: $19,900 SELLING PRICE: $7,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Completely remodeled 2BR/2BA. Dock & deck. LISTING PRICE: $29,900 SELLING PRICE: $27,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: 5146 NE 124th Place, Oxford FEATURES: 3BR/2BA located in the Villages of Parkwood. Private Gated community, Built in 2010 the Lily model. Kitchen has lots of cabinets, pantry, eat-at-bar, dining area. LISTING PRICE: $159,000 SELLING PRICE: $155,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Deborah Woods & Roland Stults Re/Max Premier Realty Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Kim Durcharme, Morris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: 5418 Aurora Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,475 sq. ft. conservation home in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $136,000 SELLING PRICE: $136,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:Michael Johnson, Premium Properties. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 2 sheds, roof-over, Florida room & screen room LISTING PRICE: $24,900 SELLING PRICE: $12,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Newer CHA. Roof-over, glass top stove. Screen room. LISTING PRICE: $5,900 SELLING PRICE: $4,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Dee Borwegen, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Mount Dora FEATURES: Fenced backyard, tape & textured walls. LISTING PRICE: $25,000 SELLING PRICE: $24,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Susan Snyder, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Mary Jane Grimes, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: 5408 Aurora Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: Balmoral model in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $129,900 SELLING PRICE: $125,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: 5701 Celebration Way, Leesburg FEATURES: 1,480 sq. ft. home in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $127,500 SELLING PRICE: $120,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Furnished 2BR/2BA. Cathedral ceilings, screen room, vinyl siding LISTING PRICE: $19,900 SELLING PRICE: $17,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Eustis FEATURES: Screen porch overlooking water, bay window. LISTING PRICE: $8,000 SELLING PRICE: $7,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc.PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: 714 Park Drive, Leesburg FEATURES: 3BR/1BA a true Florida Classic Bungalow. Yellow pine woodooring throughout home. Archways and French doors opens to a Florida room. LISTING PRICE: $35,000 SELLING PRICE: $35,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Robert Licciardello, Around The Bay Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Marsh, Morris Realty and Investments. LOCATION: 623 N. Canal Street, Leesburg FEATURES: Duplex with 2BR/1BA, new tiled oors and freshly painted. LISTING PRICE: $60,000 SELLING PRICE: $56,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Derek Zappitello, Home Pro Realty Corp. LOCATION: 1421 Bradwell Drive, Orlando FEATURES: 4BR/2BA great pool home. Open with a split oor plan. Kitchen with stailess steel appliances. Fairly new roof, a/c with a Screened pool enclosure. Newly remodeled master bedroom with garden bath. LISTING PRICE: $206,500 SELLING PRICE: $206,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Kim Ducharme, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Kim Ducharme, Morris Realty & Investments.

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126 N. Hwy 441 Lady Lake, Florida352.750.5110 CLOSE TO THE VILLAGESPennbrooke Fairways a Gated Golf Course Community. Comfortable 3BR/2BA home with great room, plenty of storage and golf cart garage. In perfect move-in condition, this tastefully decorated home features an eat-in kitchen & enclosed lanai. Nice green view w/no rear neighbors. GOOD NEWS: this is an active adult community with 2 clubhouses, 2 heated pools, golf, tennis, softball, a tness center, and lots of clubs and activities. Just 4 miles from Brownwood in The Villages, youll be close enough to enjoy the best of The Villages without the rising costs and congestion. Asking $174,900 -furniture and golf cart sold separately. Call Jerry Day at 813-495-5692 or Diane Grant at 352-391-2786. OPEN HOUSESat 11-2pm & Sun 12-3pm1503 Brookstone Lane, Fruitland ParkEnjoy country living at its best! 4BR Fruitland Park home on large private lot w/room for a pool. Well thought out, this all electric home has beautiful nishing touches. Stacking sliders in the living room open to screened porch w/ hot tub that conveys. Kitchen features white raised panel cabinetry & appliances. Split bedroom plan ensures privacy. Spacious master bedroom suite offers a WIC; dual sinks, garden tub & shower. A Murphy bed in the guest BR also conveys. A short distance from the proposed expansion of The Villages along Pine Ridge Dairy Road, this home will be the perfect refuge for a busy family or a haven for a retiree seeking a unique home with real value that is close enough to enjoy the ner aspects of The Villages without the congestion and rising prices. $214,900. Directions: US 441 to CR 466A; left on Cutoff Road, right on Pine Ridge Dairy Road, right on Brookstone to end. Call George Davis at 352-391-2555. SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 29, 2013 C7 DENA FISHBEINScripps Howard News ServiceDuring the holidays, I love creating easy, unique centerpieces especially ones that look beautiful and serve a purpose. This is a great way to put together your own edible still-life arrangement, and the addition of tea light candles creates a great atmosphere for you and your guests. In the past I have used this concept for holding springtime owers, but I love the idea of creating a warm autumnal fruit display to be eaten at the end of a meal. Supplies: %  en Variety of glass containers that can be stacked, one on top of the other %  en Museum putty %  en Fruit %  en Leaves and other small vines and greenery %  en Cranberries %  en Tea lights or small candle Instructions: 1) 1. Choose three glass containers that can sit well on top of each other. The largest will be the base and the smallest will sit at the top. I used glass mix-and-match vintage containers. The bottom is more of a cake-plate style than the other two. 2) 2. Place a candlestick holder or footed glass dish on the center of this rst tier with museum putty under the base so it sticks to the plate below. 3) 3. Stick the putty to the top of this second dish as done in the rst step and add another, slightly smaller plate on top. 4) 4. For three tiers, repeat steps one and two. For two tiers, continue to the next step. 5) 5. To complete the tiered stand, center a small vase or cup with putty under the base and place on the top. 6) 6. Fill the top vase with cranberries and arrange leaves, vines, berries and fruits around the plates. Search your yard for fall leaves, wash and dry them, and use them in your center piece. If you have a garden, you can also use fresh herbs such as mint to decorate the stands. 7) 7. Finally, add one candle in the small vessel at the top, nestled in the cranberries. If you have a long dinner table, you can create multiple tiered stands so your guests dont have to reach far for fresh fruit. I love the autumn colors of red apples, small mandarins, oranges and per simmons. You can even add small chocolates to the top plate as a special treat. Visit your lo cal ea market or thrift store to nd inexpensive mix-and-match glass plates, cups and candlesticks if you dont have any on hand.Dena Fishbein is the designer and artist behind many home, gift and paper products found at your favorite stores. To ask her how to embellish anything, visit her blog at denadesigns.com.Autumn fruit centerpiece showcases seasons bounty TAMARA LUSHAssociated PressWINTER HAVEN Legoland Flor ida says it will build a 152-room ho tel on the theme parks Central Flor ida property. The announcement was made Thursday at the park. Legoland Florida General Manag er Adrian Jones says the four-story hotel will open in 2015. Jones says that by offering guests a place to stay, the theme park will transition from a place where people visit for one day to a multi-day des tination. Legoland Florida is based on the building-block toys and has rides and attractions geared toward ages 2 to 12. The Winter Haven location is one of ve Lego-based theme parks in the world, and the compa nys largest. Since opening in October 2011, the Florida park has added a Star Wars-themed area, a water park and a new ride and interactive play area.Legoland to build new hotel by 2015

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LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Oversized shed w/work bench. French doors leading to FL room. LISTING PRICE: $24,900 SELLING PRICE: $20,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Elizabeth Walley, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Jerry Byrd, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Belleview FEATURES: Glass enclosed FL room, inside laundry, 2 storage sheds LISTING PRICE: $19,500 SELLING PRICE: $16,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Kari Slade, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Kari Slade, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Kissimmee FEATURES: 3 bedrooms, island kitchen, crown molding & textured walls. LISTING PRICE: $40,000 SELLING PRICE: $40,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tony Ansley, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Tony Ansley, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: Tiled sun room, next to The Villages. Island kitchen. LISTING PRICE: $34,900 SELLING PRICE: $36,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Colleen Kramer, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Lanai, screen porch, painted driveway & inside laundry LISTING PRICE: $21,500 SELLING PRICE: $20,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Kissimmee FEATURES: Upgraded appliance, front porch, FL room, huge closets. LISTING PRICE: $29,000 SELLING PRICE: $29,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tony Ansley, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Tony Ansley, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Wildwood FEATURES: 3 bedrooms, close to The Villages LISTING PRICE: $28,000 SELLING PRICE: $26,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Linda Guglielmo, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 1 bedroom w/Florida room, CHA. LISTING PRICE: $3,900 SELLING PRICE: $2,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Indian Trail Lot 26, Eustis FEATURES: Vacant Lot. Beautiful lot to build your dream home. LISTING PRICE: $14,900 SELLING PRICE: $12,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Darlene Cook, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty. LOCATION: Lake Nettie Lot 9 FEATURES: Vacant Lot. Beautiful lot to build your dream home. LISTING PRICE: $14,900 SELLING PRICE: $12,500 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Theresa A. Morris, Morris Realty & Investments. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Darlene Cook, Real Living Good Neighbor Realty. PROPERTY TRANSFERS LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: 2 bedrooms plus a bonus room & 11x16 sun room. LISTING PRICE: $39,900 SELLING PRICE: $35,900 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Elizabeth Walley, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Judy Nickerson, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: 52 Oakdale Street, Windermere FEATURES: Short Sale. Beautiful Mediterranean Custom built pool home on a canal to the pristine Butler Chain of Lakes! This home was re-built in 2008 and the details in planning can be found throughout. It has an enormous designer kitchen, large master bedroom, 4 additional bedrooms and laundry located upstairs. The split living areas which include a media room, gathering room separate from the family/great room provides sever al perfect areas for entertaining and yet enough room to still allow for privacy. The Clipsal Smart House system which controls low voltage lighting, sound and security is state of the art. A wonderful heated and screened pool, boathouse, and shing pier round out the outdoor areas for weekend enjoyment. LISTING PRICE: $995,000 SELLING PRICE: $750,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Tania Matthews, Keller Williams Classic III Realty. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Franchesca King, Keller Williams Classic Realty. LOCATION: 3639 Trout Avenue, Fruitland Park FEATURES: 2,00 0 sq. ft. brick home with Florida Room. LISTING PRICE: $150,000 SELLING PRICE: $133,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: 27412 Stoney Brook Drive, Leesburg FEATURES:1,621 sq. ft. home in Legacy of Leesburg LISTING PRICE: $114,000 SELLING PRICE: $114,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE:Marilyn Morris, ERA Tom Grizzard. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Newer roof & vinyl ooring. Freshly painted. LISTING PRICE: $13,900 SELLING PRICE: $11,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: June Bartke, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Gretchen Connell, Four Star Homes Inc. LOCATION: Leesburg FEATURES: Plywood sub-oors, inside laundry, new water heater in 2012 LISTING PRICE: $16,000 SELLING PRICE: $15,000 LISTING AGENT & OFFICE: Kevin Ducharme, Four Star Homes Inc. SELLING AGENT & OFFICE: Andi Cothran, Four Star Homes Inc. C8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 29, 2013

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TONY HUBBARD REALTY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION CENTER 352-394-4031 GOLFERS DREAM!!! 3/2 Golfcourse and private cul-de-sac. Ready to move in. Freshly painted. G4697549 Location, Location, Locationwww.ColdwellBankerTonyHubbardRealty.comThe Home Page for Homes in South Lake County 3/2/2 2012 SQ. FT. Dining room, family room, home ofce. Clermont Chain of Lakes access. Large screened patio. G4696481 3/3/2 2134 SQ. FT. Swimming pool, 2 master bedrooms, dining, living & family room. Chain of Lakes access. G4698350 5 BED, 3 BATH, 4302 SQ. FT. Custom brickwork, home ofce, theater, tness, loft, ten acres fenced. No HOA. G4697095 DIRECT LAKEFRONT On Clermont chain of lakes. 4600 SF with pool and dock. G4700887 LEGENDS GATED COMMUNITY 3/3 Greenbrier model. Screened porch, formal and family rooms. MOTIVATED SELLER. G4698799 VIEWS OF LAKE DAVID 3/2 block home. 1300 SF. Remodeled home. G4695163 CANAL FRONT HOME TAVARES 3/2 1700 SF, 2 car garage plus Florida room. 1/3 acre lot. No HOA. Built in 1964 completely restored. G4695545 COMMERCIAL Ofce building opportunity in Clermont! Zoned R-3A Industrial or Ofce. 3/2, 1 car garage. Over 1900 sq. ft. G4698745 Reduced to LAKE VIEW, LAKE ACCESS, POOL HOME. 3/2 over 1500 sq. ft., 2 car garage. New roof, new kitchen w/ granite coutertops. No HOA. G4700813 TRADDS LANDING 5 bd, 3 baths, 3801 sq. ft. Immaculate and Beautiful. G4700779 HERITAGE HILLS New home. 3 bd, 2 baths, 1856 sq. ft. Move in ready. G4700036 MOTIVATED SELLER, RESORT LIKE 55+ COMMUNITY. 1931 sq. ft., all tiled, screened enclosed lanai, clubhouse. G4695550 Reduced to LAKEVIEW AND GOLF COURSE Great location on cul-de-sac, best lot in resort like 55+ community. 2447 sq. ft. Granite, tile. Clubhouse, indoor & outdoor pools. G4699776 ORLANDOS RESTAURANT ROW In the midst of great shops in Dr. Phillips. 3/2 with hardwood oors. Gated community with clubhouse. G4699502 BEAUTIFUL HOME Over 3700 sq. ft. in Clermont. 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3744 SF. Built 2005. Screened in, heated pool. G4693553 GREAT HOME 3 bd, 2 bath, 1.5 car garage, .31 acres. Large master with garden bath. Open oor plan. G4699911 2-STORY TOWNHOME 3 bd, 2.5 bath, 1824 sq. ft. Blt 2007. Immaculate. Vinyl fence, tile, all appliances. G4699847 ASTATULA COTTAGE Just under 900 SF. 2 bd, 1 bath. New well, new roof, new ac & new ooring. Priced to sell. No HOA. G4698007 VACANT LAND 50 ACRE RANCH! Fenced x Fenced (2) 4 Wells 2/2 Mfg. Home G4672725 VACANT LAND 30 ACRES / 3 HOMESITES! Pasture, woods and pond. Fenced hardroad frontage. GREAT AREA! G4671577 VACANT LAND 60 ACRES / 6 HOMESITES! Pasture fenced. Quaint AG Community. G4671666 Sold as 20s (2 sites) Sold as 60 (6 sites) 3BD/2BA WITH POOL ON 22 ACRES. Fenced and cross fenced. 7 stall barn, 5 car garage, 12x24 storage shed. G4699920 3BD/2BA SHORT SALE Close to attractions, minutes from I-4 & 192. Community pool, playground, tennis courts. G4697631 4BD/3BA POOL HOME 2 Master bd. Brick replace. Close to 1 acre land. New kitchen with granite & stainless steel. Newer air & windows G4699758 BEAUTIFUL HOME Large vinyl fenced yard. 4 bd, 2.5 bath, 2241 sq. ft. Built 2007. Cul-de-sac in Windsong. Between Minneola and Okahumpka. G4698844 CUSTOM LAKEFRONT HOME ON 10 ACRES 4 bd, 4.1 bath, 4500 sq. ft. Built in 1994. Lots of privacy and beautiful trees. NO HOA G4656638 VERY NICE AND CLEAN HOME 3 bd, 2 bath, fenced backyard. Near to school and shopping. G4700357 GOLF FRONT HOME IN LEGENDS 5 bd, 3 bath, 4846 SF. Awesome Views. Mother-in-Law suite. Heated beautiful pool. G4699422 CUSTOM HOME ON CHAIN OF LAKES 4 bd, 5 bath, 4,069 SF. Game room/Guest quarters. Pool, RV garage, dock, and boathouse. G4697948 LAKEFRONT HOME ON 24 ACRES 4 bd, 3 bath, 5232 SF. 333 ft. on Lake Harris. G4700401 4 BED 5/2 BATH 5,873 SQ. FT. Heated. On Lake Minnehaha. G4699748 VACANT LAND 120 -/+ acres. Sumter County G4663959 GATED COMMUNITY Motivated Seller. Chain of Lakes Access. 4 bedroom 3 bath. Fenced back yard G4700071 GREAT STARTER HOME 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Open oor plan. G4699990 GREAT GET AWAY 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished. Close to all amenities. G4700893 DIRECT WATERFRONT On a canal that leads to Lake Emma. 2 bed, 2 bath located on almost 2/3 of an acre. Cover boathouse. G4698037 CUSTOM HOME ON 5 ACRES 3 bd, 2.5 bath, 2597 SF. Built 1999. Zoned for Horses. Lots of Trees! NO HOA G4696390 VACATION FISHING RETREAT 2 bd, 2.5 bath. Blt 1959. Canal frontage. New roof. Renovated home. G4700237 VACANT LAND MAGNOLIA TERRACE Vacant lakefront lot. Build your dream home on 0.67 of an acre. G4693633 BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT POOL HOME WITH IN-LAW QUARTERS 6BR 4/12 BA 4 car garage, dock, boat lift, 3/4 arce. Owner wants offer! G4695467 2900 SQ. FT. POOL HOME ON 2 ACRES. Lake Mabel access, close to Disney. New roof 2013. Horses allowed too! G4698005 Reduced C10 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / DAILY COMMERCIAL Friday, November 29, 2013