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Dear Perla, On behalf of the Sanford Historic Trust I would like to wish you success with your new venture, My Sanford Magazine. I for one would like to read positive articles about our fair city with its quaint neighborhoods and their rich historic past, the vibrant nightlife with its many award winning restaurants, bars and shops, the breathless views from the Riverwalk on the banks of Lake Monroe situated on the lazy St. Johns River, and, most important, the friendly, quirky people of Sanford that will make you smile. Sanford will be a rich source for stories and articles for your new publication, My Sanford Magazine. It is my hope you will be able to find worthwhile contributors who will be able to provide interesting information about our town, and give to our citizens and nearby communities the chance to get some more in-depth knowledge about Sanford and its goings on. I know, with your deep experience editing a successful magazine in Italy for the Dominican Republic, your attention to detail and dedication, your new venture will be a great success for you and Sanford.
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Claudia Mundlos Art Director
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MEET THE STAFF
My Sanford Magazine, llc. is brought to you by: Founder & Editor-in-Chief
PERLA B. CROSBY
Perla wanted to produce a local magazine that would foster unity and promote good will in Sanford’s culturally diverse community. During her long career, Perla was appointed Director General of Tourism in Rome, Italy, where she founded a successful Tourist and Business Magazine. Perla and her husband, Benny, now own a historic home in Sanford. Sanford365 Founder
CLAUDIA MUNDLOS In 2008, Claudia founded Sanford365 and since then, has been providing her readers with insightful tips about life in Sanford, including events and community news. She is passionate about Sanford—and it’s contagious: Sanford365 on Facebook has over 5,000 followers! Subscribe to the Sanford365 weekly newsletter about events and things to do in Sanford by texting SANFORD to 44144 or simply by visiting her blog at Sanford365.com.
My Sanford Magazine is the first lifestyle publication solely dedicated to Sanford, Florida. Our mission is to share inspiring content that encourages participation in our beautiful, diverse community. We love our city and strive to spark an interest in Sanford's past, present, and future. My Sanford Magazine has teamed up with local greats like Claudia Mundlos of Sanford365; renowned photographers, Reg Garner and John Pierce Jr.; and My Sanford Magazine Founder, Perla B. Crosby, to provide you with the best in municipal news. This magazine is published quarterly with each issue featuring local businesses, events, and the real stories of people in your community. Sections of the magazine are also translated into Spanish, making My Sanford Magazine the only bilingual publication in town. Learn more about your vibrant city by staying up-to-date with our quarterly issues—fall in love with Sanford again and again.
Qistina used to practice graphic design and photography as hobbies, but now, she’s fortunate to do what she loves full-time. Qistina enjoys reading about quantum physics and energy healing; she believes in spreading positive energy. Check out her portfolio at: be.net/qistinahullon
John connected with Perla Bello-Crosby via Sanford 365’s Facebook page. Since then, he has worked with her, taking candid shots of the local business professionals she has interviewed. Look at John’s photography at: johnpiercephotography.weebly.com
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Victoria is an avid book collector and whiskey enthusiast. She plays with words for a living. Visit her copywriting portfolio at: victoriasanz.virb.com
Giselle Morales has been a paralegal for the past 15 years. Giselle takes pride in keeping readers informed of reputable businesses within her community. She joins My Sanford Magazine as Advertising Director.
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P H O T O C R E D I T: R E G G A R N E R
It is a pleasure to be sharing this moment with you. I believe that My Sanford Magazine will help bring our wonderful community together and spark in interest in Sanford’s rich history. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Marketing and my graduate degree in Business. My professional life began as a private banker in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; years later, I was appointed as Director General of Tourism (1991) in Rome, Italy. I was next appointed Counselor for Economics and Commercial Affairs and later promoted to Deputy Chief of Mission of the The Dominican Embassy in Rome, Italy. It was during my assignment in Italy that I also founded and served as the editor of Caraibi (Caribbean) Magazine: a Tourist and Business publication. Simultaneously, I served as President of the Institute of Trade and Culture at an Italian and Dominican organization. After serving my country as a diplomat for thirteen years, I was appointed as International Community Coordinator for the Dominican Republic Parliament. I met and married Benny Crosby during this period and later relocated to the United States. My husband is now retired from the U.S. Secret Service after thirty years of honorable service to our Country. My husband is fiercely patriotic and this has influenced me completely; the United States has been my home for many years now, and it never ceases to amaze me. My Sanford Magazine is an avenue through which I will make a concerted effort to humbly contribute my knowledge and experience, while focusing on the positive aspects of our wonderful city and people.
Bienvenidos a My Sanford Magazine: Revista Positiva Comunitaria. Es nuestra intención llevarles, exclusivamente, informaciones sobre nuestro Sanford, Florida, sus ciudadanos y eventos. Adicionalmente esperamos intensificar el interés en nuestras áreas e historia a través de artículos y reportajes sobre nuestro pasado, presente y tal vez un poco de nuestro futuro. Nací en la República Dominicana, donde obtuve una Licenciatura en Mercadeo y una Maestría en Negocios.Comencé mi vida profesional en la banca privada en Santo Domingo, y fui designada como Directora General de Turismo (1991) en Italia; mas tarde fui nombrada Ministro Consejero Económico y Comercial, acreditada en la Embajada Dominicana como Jefa de Misión Alterna. Durante mis funciones en Italia fundé y fui Editora de “Caraibi” (Caribe), una revista Turística y de Negocios. Simultáneamente fui Presidenta del Instituto de Cultura y Comercio Italo Dominicano. Luego de servir a mi País como diplomática por trece años, ejercí como Coordinadora Internacional de los Grupos Bicamerales en el Congreso de la República Dominicana. Conocí y case con Benny Crosby durante ese periodo, trasladándome luego a los Estados Unitos de Norteamérica, donde estableci mi hogar. Mi esposo está retirado del Servicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos,despues de trenta años de honorable carrera para nuestro País,ejercio por algun tiempo como Director de Seguridad de la Multinacional Halliburton.Como ferviente patriota, su influencia para mi, ha sido una inspiración para comprometerme con mi Nación. My Sanford Magazine es un canal,a través del cual haré grandes esfuerzos para contribuir, humildemente, con mis conocimientos y experiencias, focalizándome en los aspectos positivos de nuestra maravillosa comunidad.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TO P 10 R E A S O N S TO M O V E TO S A N F O R D
PA C K I N G L I G H T, FA R A N D A WAY : S A N F O R D TO LO N D O N
5 T H I N G S YO U D I D N ’ T K N O W A B O U T S A N F O R D
FA C E S O F S A N F O R D
P R ECIOU S P ETS
G E T T I N G TO K N O W DA N I E L R . M O N E T T E
G E T T I N G TO K N O W D R . C O N N I E E . C O L L I N S | S E M I N O L E H I G H S C H O O L P R I N C I PA L
10 WAY S TO M A K E YO U R R E L AT I O N S H I P H E A LT H I E R , S T R O N G E R , A N D M O R E S AT I S F Y I N G
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LO C A L F O O D I E H I G H L I G H T : M A R C O D I N O ’ S R I S TO R A N T E
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REASONS TO MOVE TO
CL AUDIA MUNDLOS
There are so many reasons, but here are the ones you can’t miss
1. CREATIVE EVENTS GALORE
2. ART HAVEN
Have you ever seen couches race down the street? In Sanford, this happens twice a year at Sofas & Suds, a couch racing craft beer festival. Twelve local businesses form teams consisting of five couch racers who will then battle it out against each other for the big trophy. For another wild event, also check out the Pints N’ Paws craft beer festival and the Illuminated Bike Parade. More info can be found at: facebook.com/sofasandsuds and pintsandpaws.com.
Sanford is an artsy town, full of creative people. Sanford boasts some of the best art galleries in Central Florida. Jeanine Taylor Art Gallery (211 E 1st Street) was voted one of the 20 most essential art galleries across the country by Go Magazine. You will find unique pieces here and can even watch some of the artists working in their studios inside. It’s a joy to see all the art, and it’s definitely worth the regular visit. You can get your fill for the performing arts at The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center (WDPAC )—a restored theater that dates back to the 1920s. Enjoy a concert, musical, classic play, or the quarterly Sanford Jazz Ensemble. Whatever you choose, the WDPAC offers something for every taste and for young and old.
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3. RETRO PARADISE Sanford boasts all the antique, furniture, and retro thrift shops to satisfy your needs. A leisurely stroll in downtown Sanford can quickly end in a treasure hunting marathon. Rabbitfoot Records Coffee Lounge (309 E First Street) is Sanford’s very own record store; with a plethora of vintage vinyl records for sale, it’s got some of the best freshly brewed organic coffee in town. Listen to the music you want to buy beforehand—they will play any of the records they have in the store. On the list of retro fun in Sanford are the Celery City Cruisers, who meet on the last Saturday of every month (with exception of November and December) close to the Sanford Marina to show off their beautiful old cars and listen to some oldies classics. For more info, check out: celerycitycruisers.com.
BoatTree Marina. Float down the St. John’s River to get close-up views of Florida wildlife—like ospreys, eagles, turtles, and alligators. Right from the water you can visit nice outdoor pool bars like Docktails and enjoy a cool beer after the day is done. For more info, check out: stjohnsrivershipco.com, docktailssanford.com and boattree.com.
5. WILD ATTRACTIONS Having a great zoo in town is rare—but Sanford is lucky. Just last year, the Sanford Zoo saw 300,000 visitors. Here, you’ll find cheetahs, giraffes, and even a sloth! Apart from the exotic animals, the zoo also offers a splash pad, playground, and train rides. Just outside the zoo, ZoomAir offers zip-lining for adults and kids. Plenty of events throughout the year—many of them educational—make this a wonderful place to visit with the kids. To cool off during the summer months, Ft. Mellon Park also offers a splash pad, and there’s a big lakefront playground with equipment for older kids. With over 34 parks (most of them with playground equipment), the city of Sanford offers families a great deal of fun.
4. BOAT BARS Lake Monroe is one of Sanford’s nature highlights. This beautiful lake brings with it the Riverwalk—where you’ll have the most scenic walks, runs, and bike rides in the entire area. Park your boat in the marina and stop by one of the lakefront dining spots. Don’t have a boat? No worries. You can share a meal on the Barbara-Lee—an authentic sternwheel paddleboat owned by the St. Johns Rivership Co. or rent a boat directly from the 9
6. MAJOR HISTORY Sanford has one of the most beautiful historic districts in greater Florida, and the city is investing in new ways of revamping historic flair. Most recently, the Sanford Avenue Streetscape Project led the way into this venture. From First Street to Sixth Street, the brick
paving on Sanford’s main road was extended, sidewalks widened, landscape improved, and decorative lighting installed. The downtown area around First Street has buildings that are hundreds of years old, and you will find beautiful Victorian homes surrounded by towering oaks in the residential district. It looks and feels like an old Southern town and it’s not uncommon to find homeowners on their front porches sipping cold ice tea and chatting it up with their neighbors.
doing, it is the perfect place to impress clients or friends. If you like beer, check out Buster’s Bistro, a Belgian beer bar with one of the coolest beer gardens around—you might get lucky and witness the occasional petanque tournament.
9. EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL PORTAL Paris? London? Rio? You got it. Sanford has its own travel portal by way of the Sanford International Airport. It is a joy traveling into and out of this airport; because it’s much smaller than Orlando International, you can scratch the traffic and long lines at check-in. Simple and fast—that’s how they roll at Sanford’s International Airport.
10. LITTLE GERMANY
7. COMMUNITY TIES Sanford has a great sense of community. People strive to get to know their neighbors and are there for each other. Businesses also share community ties. Often, you might find that instead of feeling like a patron in a bar, you’ll feel like you’re visiting a friend’s home. While Sanford has an incredibly strong unity and pride, it is also welcoming to strangers and new residents. The “I Live Work and Play in Sanford” signs in front of homes and businesses are a great example of the community supporting its town.
There’s no question—Sanford is the Little Germany of Central Florida. Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is known to most of the residents in Central Florida as “the German restaurant in Sanford.” In fact, it’s made Sanford rather famous. Well, ja, you’ll get lots of great authentic German food, but you’ll also get a taste of German culture on popular German holidays. Just take German Mardi Gras (“Fasching“), or the celebration of St.Nicolas (“Nikolaustag“). Apart from the restaurant, there is also Magnolia Square Market, a German supermarket and deli just around the corner. There, you’ll find an amazing selection of German meats, cheeses, bread and many other products—ranging from Spaetzle (German egg noodles) to chocolates. And don’t forget that the second Thursday in October marks Oktoberfest. Yearly, this event is attended by 4,000+ people from all over Central Florida!
8. ONE-OF-A-KIND VENUES Some of the most creative and friendliest people in Sanford are its business owners. Just take The Imperial at Washburn Imports, for example. A furniture store importing gorgeous furniture from Southeast Asia by day transforms into a craft cocktail bar by night. With passionate bartenders who truly know what they are
Claudia is the founder of Sanford365. She lives in Sanford with her husband Jose and two sons, Nicolas and Lukas. For further reading, including links to most of these events and things to do, please visit SANFORD365.COM. M Y S A N F O R D M A G A Z I N E | CO M M U N I T Y • 10
FAR AND AWAY: A GUIDE TO SANFORD & LONDON CHRISTINA GR ACE BE VERLY
IT WASN’T UNTIL a few years ago that I realized one could travel to Europe from Sanford. The keyword here is: international. Aside from offering many flights to domestic destinations, you can fly to Amsterdam, Paris, London, Stockholm, and more from the Sanford International Airport (SFB).
tea-drinking, Union flag-wearing, Doctor-Who-nut. English writer, Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” And I can tell you that my experiences have proved it to be true. I was able to convince my husband—a wonderful and easily bribed man—to
“If you look up ‘convenience’ in the dictionary it will have a picture of SFB and the zero wait time at security.” I first visited London by way of Sanford in 2011 and really didn’t know what to expect. We only spent a couple of days in the city, but that’s all it took for me to become a full blown Anglophile (one who admires England, its people, and its culture). I became a BBC-watching, 11
take me back in September of last year. For both trips across the pond we flew out of SFB on Icelandair. I’ll tell you now that if you look up “convenience” in the dictionary, it will have a picture of SFB and the zero wait time at security. We left the house, arrived at the airport in
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
5 minutes, and about 10 minutes later we were checked in and enjoying a beverage just before our flight. On both of our visits to London, we checked off many of the popular tourist sights. On your first visit, I would recommend hopping on one of the tour buses to get a good feel for the layout of the city. The London Eye is also a wonderful way to get a bird’s eye view of the vastness of London and the river it sits on—the River Thames. From this mega Ferris wheel, you’ll get an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks. The parks and gardens are another sight to behold. Near Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Park is the oldest of the Royal Parks—it’s also one of my favorites. Once you find your way into one of many fabulous parks in London, you’ll think you’ve been transported to the countryside. One of the things that impressed me the most about London is its diversity. So many people from various backgrounds around the world have congregated in London. Sanford is quite a bit like that; and you can see its historic influences still prevalent today in old pubs, Belgian beer bars, and German cafés. Its beautiful brick paved roads and its elegant historic homes are also reminiscent of a grand, thriving southern culture with many cultural ties.
“When a man is tired of Sanford, he is tired of life; for there is in Sanford all that life can afford.”
Every now and then I get a sense of London here in Sanford. A pint at The Quiet Man Irish Pub, the sound of the bells at All Souls Catholic Church, the coziness of The Imperial at Washburn Imports, the eclectic Food Truck Bazaars, and the M Y S A N F O R D M A G A Z I N E | CO M M U N I T Y • 12
Lynx bus cruising down First Street at night—it all makes me grin and reminds me of my time across the pond. Like London, Sanford has its secrets and sordid history too. And Sanford, like London, is a beautiful, energetic place where old and new have co-existed for quite some time. You know, I don’t think it would be too far-fetched to change Mr. Johnson’s quote a bit: “When a man is tired of Sanford, he is tired of life; for there is in Sanford all that life can afford.”
Christina Grace Beverly is a graphic designer who loves to travel and is especially passionate about London and anything British. She lives in Sanford with her husband, Nelson .
TRAVEL SPECS MILES TO LONDON: 4,319 TRAVEL TIME TO LONDON: Approximately 10 hours WHERE TO STAY: IN LONDON: Short stay? Check out Fuller’s Hotels and Inns (www.fullers.co.uk). Many of these affordable inns are adjacent to a Fuller’s pub. You can also rent a flat (the British word for apartment) at Fleet River Bakery. Reasonably priced, and right in the heart of London, fare includes decadent breakfasts made fresh from their very own kitchens. IN SANFORD: Get a great feel for historic Sanford at the Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast (http://www.higginshouse.com/)
WHAT TO SEE: IN LONDON: Hyde Park and the Thames. Beautiful and wide sidewalks border the Thames on both sides and are used by joggers, bicyclists, street performers, book sellers, and lovers. IN SANFORD: Lake Monroe and the Sanford Riverwalk boast lovely scenery. Fort Mellon Park is near the riverwalk and is also a really wonderful place to visit. WHAT TO EAT: IN LONDON: The diversity of London brings a diversity of food along with it. You’ll be tempted to try it all, and you should. But don’t overlook a meal and a pint at The Old Red Lion in South London. An old-fashioned oasis, you can access it from the Kennington Tube Station. IN SANFORD: The Quiet Man Irish Pub and Eatery (105 West 2nd St). The Quiet Man serves perfect pints, pub grub, and live Irish music every Thursday evening.
DID YOU KNOW? When you travel from North America to Europe on Icelandair, you can stopover in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare. The New York Times named the Sanford International Airport among the 10 most competitively priced small airports. In 2013, SFB served served 2,033,620 passengers.
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SANFORD'S COST OF LIVING IS 9.5% LOWER THAN THE U.S. AVERAGE.
SANFORD USED TO BE A PINE FOREST! It evolved over a period of 50 years; early development consisted of small homes located between 3rd and 5th streets, on Magnolia and Palmetto Avenues. Between 1915 and 1927, it expanded into what you recognize as Sanford today.
IN 1883, SANFORD BECAME THE LARGEST SHIPPER OF ORANGES IN THE WORLD.
HISTORIC SANFORD MEMORIAL STADIUM WAS BUILT IN 1951 TO SERVE AS THE SPRING TRAINING FACILITY OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS. Many Major League stars have played in the stadiums, including: Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Tim Raines, and David Eckstein.
SANFORD’S COMMERCIAL DISTRICT CONTAINS 26 HISTORIC STRUCTURES WITHIN 11 CITY BLOCKS and displays one of the best preserved assortments of 19th and 20th century commercial architecture in Florida.
The Great Freeze of 1894 ruined the citrus industry, and celery was widely planted a pair of years later, giving Sanford the nickname of “The Celery City.”
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SUMALEE “My favorite Sanford memory is falling asleep to the sounds of Jimmy and Eckhart—musicians at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café—back when my family lived on First Street. Hearing them now still gives me the chills. But I’d have to say my weirdest Sanford memory is seeing a man on a tall tricycle riding down 17-92 past Winn-Dixie. I still don't know who he is and haven't seen him since.”
As featured on A TRIBE C ALLED SANFORD (ATCS): a blog born from a love of Sanford and produced to showcase all of the fabulous people who make up our town. ATCS consists of proﬁles, photos, and questionnaires, creating a gallery of the people who are dedicated to Sanford and who are doing great things. Stick around and you may just get the chance to be interviewed yourself. For more of your community’s thoughts on Sanford, visit www.atribecalledsanford.com.
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SPECIAL MOMENTS WITH THE CUDDLY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY BENNY CROSBY
PETS HAVE BEEN an integral part of our families and everyday lives for generations. My family can be counted among those who love animals. Iâ€™ve had dogs all my life. My last, Buddy, was a fiercely loyal, playful, and protective Yorkie who taught me much about unconditional love. Buddy passed away in 2012 and has been sorely missed since. It is in his memory that we dedicate this section.
TO SHARE A STORY OF YOUR CUDDLY FAMILY MEMBER,
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TO KNOW DANIEL R. MONETTE M.D CAQSM
WHAT SPORTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR KIDS?
I think that any sport is great. What matters is keeping kids active. DO YOU PRACTICE ANY SPORTS?
Yes, triathlons for swimming, running and biking. WHAT IS A GOOD NUTRITIONAL MEAL AND WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF COMBINING SPORTS AND EXERCISE?
NAME YOUR FAVORITE BOOK:
THE DA VINCI CODE NAME YOUR FAVORITE PLACE:
NAME YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY:
A truly balanced meal incorporates proteins and carbohydrates. Many fad diets avoid carbs, but they’re a natural part of the human diet.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE COLOR:
HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON YOUR VOCATION?
NAME YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIAN:
When I was in fourth grade, I had a sports injury. My visit to the doctor after that injury inspired me to enter the medical field.
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
To be solid, responsible, and harmonious with others. MY SAN FOR D MAGA ZI N E • 24
“I have always believed in the power of education.” “Yo siempre he creído en el poder de la educación.” P H O T O C R E D I T: J O H N P I E R C E J R .
GE T T IN G T O K N OW
E. COLLINS P R IN C IPA L O F S E M IN O L E HI GH S CH O O L PERL A B CROSBY
CONOCIENDO A LA
DIRECTORA DE L A ESCUEL A SECUNDARIA SEMINOLE CAN YOU SHARE AN OPINION REGARDING FAMILY IN TODAY’S SOCIETY?
¿CUAL ES SU OPINION EN RELACION A LA FAMILIA EN LA SOCIEDAD ACTUAL?
Family is the most important institution in our society today. It is the avenue where values, traditions, and beliefs are shared with our young people. I cherish the times I can spend with my family. We are scattered all over the United States, but still manage to maintain strong communication, and it is always a fun time when we get together.
La Familia es la institución más importante en nuestra sociedad hoy día. Es mediante la cual, los valores y tradiciones, principios y creencias se transmiten a nuestros jóvenes. Yo aprecio el tiempo que puedo compartir con mi familia. Nosotros estamos dispersos por todo los Estados Unidos, pero tratamos de mantener una fuerte comunicación y siempre nos divertimos el tiempo en el que podemos estar juntos.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO PURSUE YOUR CAREER IN EDUCATION?
I am a fourth generation educator. My parents were teachers, my twin sister is a teacher, my grandfather was a teacher, and his mother, my great grandmother Nellie Marshall was also a teacher. Nellie was actually a slave freed during the Civil War. She was intelligent enough to recognize the value of education and worked diligently to send her four children to college. My grandfather was one of
¿QUE INFLUYÓ EN USTED PARA QUE ELIGIERA LA CARRERA DE EDUCACÓN?
Yo soy la cuarta generación de educadoras en mi familia. Mis padres fueron profesores, mi abuela fue profesora, y su madre, mi abuela, Nelly Marshall también fue profesora. Nellie realmente fue esclava, fue liberada durante la Guerra Civil, ella fue laboriosa y suficientemente inteligente para reconocer el valor de
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those children. I have always believed in the power of education, and especially because of Nellie. HAVE ANY TEACHERS IMPACTED YOU WHILE GROWING UP? AND HOW DO YOU COMPARE TEACHERS FROM YOUR TIME IN SCHOOL TO THE MODERN DAY INSTRUCTOR?
la educación, por eso, ella se esforzó para enviar sus hijos a la escuela. Mi abuelo fue uno de sus hijos que ella pudo educar. Yo siempre he creído en el poder de la educación, eso es lo que sigo pensando al día de hoy.
I do have fond memories of my teachers! Mrs. Johnson, my third grade teacher, loved me and nurtured me. She helped me understand that being smart was a wonderful attribute. Father Mullins and Sister Anna James taught me patience and humility, and I am still in touch with them today. Mr. Davis was my 7th grade geometry teacher, and he made me work harder than I ever thought I could. As far as modern day instructors go, I believe that they are charged with so much more than their predecessors due to systematic accountability, global issues, and the transformation of our society. Accountability has ensured that all children perform to the level that schools and districts develop, which is a wonderful thing. However, the work is more intense and teachers have to keep up with updates in technology, incorporating new information into their curriculums, and communicating with parents. Many aspects of teaching that formerly fell under parent responsibility are now being included as part of the school’s program.
¿TIENE USTED EN SU MEMORIA ALGUNOS RECUERDOS DE LOS MAESTROS QUE INFLUYERON EN SU VIDA, Y SI ES ASI, COMO COMPARA USTED LOS MAESTROS MODERNOS DE LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA Y LA UNIVERSIDAD HOY DIA?
“I want to ensure that all children reach their potential, and that they are prepared to contribute to a globally competitive society.”
“Mi meta es estar segura que todos los niños fortalezcan su potencial, y que puedan estar preparados para contribuir a la sociedad global competitiva.”
Tengo buenos recuerdos de mis profesores! La Señora Johnson, mi maestra de tercer grado, me educó y me amó, me hizo conocer que ser inteligente es un atributo maravilloso. El Padre Mullins, y la Hermana Anna James, me enseñaron la paciencia y la humildad, hoy día sigo en contactos con ellos. El señor Davis fue mi Maestro de geometría de 7mo grado, el me hizo trabajar duro—más de lo que yo pensé que podía dar. Aun así, sin duda, creo que hoy en día los maestros tienen muchas responsabilidades. Debido a la rendición de cuentas, asuntos globales y la transformación de nuestra sociedad. La rendición de cuentas se ha asegurado de que todos los niños estén incluidos en las metas que las escuelas y los distritos elaboran, y eso es algo maravilloso. Sin embargo, el trabajo más intenso con la tecnología de infusión, la comunicación de la escuela en el hogar que permite que los padres ahora estén incluidos, como parte importante del programa de la escuela.
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVEL AND ALL WHO WANT AN EDUCATION HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY?
¿CREE USTED QUE TODOS TIENEN LA MISMA OPORTUNIDAD PARA ESTUDIAR?
I believe that we are all working toward that end, but no, the field is not level. Poverty is still a significant hurdle for so many Americans. Students come with disabilities and non-proficiency in English language. We’re farther along than we have been, and we’re moving in a positive direction, but there is still a long way to go.
Yo creo que todos estamos trabajando para lograrlo. Pero aún no lo hemos logrado. La pobreza es un gran obstáculo para muchos estadounidenses. Los estudiantes vienen con discapacidades y un ingles no eficiente. Hemos avanzado considerablemente, pero aún queda mucho camino por recorrer.
DO YOU THINK THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY? IF NOT, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO REINFORCE THIS CONCEPT?
I believe that it is, more so in this community than in others. School leaders—myself included—must take every chance to welcome parents and community members, seek their participation, and ensure that there are authentic opportunities for genuine involvement. ARE THERE ANY INITIATIVES BEING TAKEN UNDER YOUR ADMINISTRATION TO ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE LEARNING PROCESS?
We are asking that every parent find a place that they can participate and contribute to their child’s school: be it as a volunteer, spectator, or assistant. Research has consistently shown that children perform better academically when their parents are involved at school.
¿CONSIDERA USTED QUE LA ESCUELA ES PARTE INTEGRAL DE LA COMUNIDAD Y SI NO, QUE SE NECESITA HACER PARA REFORZAR ESTE CONCEPTO?
Yo creo que sí, más en algunas comunidades que en otras. Los líderes de la escuela, como yo, deben tomar cada oportunidad para dar la bienvenida a los padres y miembros de la comunidad, solicitar su participación, y asegurarse de que existen posibilidades reales para una genuina integración. ¿HAY ALGUNAS INICIATIVAS, BAJO SU ADMINISTRACION, QUE SE ESTAN TOMANDO PARA LOGRAR QUE LOS PADRES Y LA COMUNIDAD SE UNAN CON SU APOYO, AL PROCESO DE APRENDIZAJE?
Estamos solicitando a los Padres de seleccionar un area en la que puedan participar y contribuir con la escuela
“Poverty is still a significant hurdle for so many Americans. Students come with disabilities and non-proficiency in English language. We’re farther along than we have been, and we’re moving in a positive direction, but there is still a long way to go.”
de su hijo, sea como voluntario, espectador o asistente. Las investigaciones han demostrado considerablemente, que los niños rinden mejor académicamente, cuando sus padres se integran y participan en la escuela.
“La pobreza es un gran obstáculo para muchos estadounidenses. Hemos avanzado considerablemente, pero aún queda mucho camino por recorrer.”
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CONFUSE INTIMACY WITH SEX. 1. NEVER It is very common to hear couples talk about sex as if it were the same as intimacy. But intimacy is very different from sex. Intimacy should be a precursor to sex; it adds quality and a sense of togetherness, but it is not a substitute. Intimacy requires spending quality time with your partner: sharing, talking, cuddling, holding hands, hugging, kissing. Sex is limited to the sexual act, and despite that some, or perhaps many of us claim to have the best sexual experiences with our partners after a big fight, intimacy is what gives sex a true sense of satisfaction and emotional bonding. Without it, sex becomes mechanical and routinized. RESPECT YOUR DIFFERENCES. 2. That includes your values, beliefs, and cultural expressions. A basic tenet in human interaction is that if you want to be respected and understood, you need to be respectful and understanding. Getting into a relationship with the mindset that you are more
important or deserving than your partner will only lead to the destruction of the relationship. We all hold certain values and beliefs that make us unique. Some of these are not changeable or even modifiable. It is important to understand your partner’s values, beliefs, and cultural expressions to let your relationship truly flourish. GOES BOTH WAYS. 3. COMMUNICATION Communication must always be honest, clear, and frequent—but being a good listener is a huge part of communicating effectively. No one in the relationship should have a monopoly on communication. True interaction requires that you listen with interest, allowing your partner to express himself or herself fully and freely. Often, individuals do not talk about the issues that bother them out of fear of their partner’s reaction. In problem solving of any kind, avoidance is not a substitute for good communication. Honesty leads to trust, and trust is the foundation of any relationship. If you avoid talking about issues that separate you from
your loved one in hopes the issues will disappear, you will be disappointed. Speculation and mind-reading take over, and the problems only fester. Listen without defending and speak without offending. Communication isn’t just an important part of a relationship; it is one of the pillars that keep the relationship from crumbling. DON’T JUST TALK THE TALK; WALK THE WALK. 4. Now that you are communicating, it is critical that your words match up with your actions. Telling your partner that you love them is meaningless if you are not backing up your words with actions. Apologizing for having done something wrong will amount to nothing if you continue repeating the same behavior that prompted the first apology. Credibility is precious and like trust, when you lose it, it is very difficult to get it back. Mean what you say and say what you mean. ACCEPT EACH OTHER’S SHORTCOMINGS. 5. Stop expecting perfection from your partner. By definition, human beings are not perfect; we make mistakes and hurt others with our actions and words. Be present for your partner in the good and the bad times. The fact is, nobody is perfect; and that includes you. Work through difficult moments together without judgments and unrealistic expectations.
SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER. Recent research shows that couples that spend time together, stay together. Couples who don’t actively try to spend time together have divorce rates at 60% higher than couples who do. Of course, if the time spent together is not used to nurture the relationship, neither of you will benefit. Couple’s time is important, especially when there are children in the relationship. It is common that the arrival of a child imposes more demands on the relationship, but couples must really try to make time for themselves. If children become the
only focus of your relationship, the intimacy you have with your partner may suffer. GETTING LOST IN THE RELATIONSHIP. 7. AVOID Being in a relationship does not mean you have to lose your sense of self or your identity. Have friends and a social life. It is important that you recognize your needs. You deserve to have a social life and friends—but so does your partner. Sometimes we need some alone time to reflect, pray, be creative, or to just vegetate. PARENT AS EQUALS. 8. Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs anyone can ever take on. But parenting can also be a source of discord and arguments. Life can often get in the way of raising your children; the demands of work, social interactions, and responsibilities can take a big part of your day. However, parents must work together and find the time to develop and agree to a parenting strategy that is fair, firm and consistent. Children don’t do well when they don’t have a consistent disciplinary structure. They need parental expectations that they can follow and depend on. Mixed messages are not healthy for children—or for parents. If you and your partner speak with one voice and as equals, your home will be harmonious. THREE IS A CROWD. 9. Unless you’re seeking help from a couple’s therapist, you don’t want to involve other people in your relationship. Relationships have a life and a rhythm of their own—they may not make sense to people on the outside looking in. Relationships don’t do well if they are injected with third-party opinions. So, it is incumbent on both of you not to let others run your relationship. If you’re having a disagreement with your partner, work it out within the relationship. Remain independent from anyone who wants to inject an opinion about your relationship. It’s your duty to decide if a relationship is right for you.
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GO TO BED WITH TECHNOLOGY. 10. DON’T Technology is everywhere and we might as well embrace it. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t manage its use and application. Technology should help you manage your life, not take over your life. Face-to-face communication and social interaction—even if it is through video chat—must not be substituted by texting or emailing. Body language often speaks louder than verbal communication. Much is lost when you are not able to physically see your partner. You need visuals to connect verbal communication with non-verbal communication; you need it to understand your partner’s emotional expressions and mood. For communication to be effective and for the relationship to remain strong, you must give your partner undivided attention.
Dr. Gonzalez is a family counselor who also treats couples and individuals. If you have any questions about mental or behavioral health, contact Dr. Gonzalez for more information. New Day Therapy and Counseling Center, LLC. www.miguelagonzalezphd.com 386.259.0647
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Located in the same building that housed the original Sanford Herald Newspaper, Marco Dino’s is a lovely haven for food lovers who like a bit of grandeur. Though Marco Dino’s opened in 2012, No major renovations have been done since the building first opened in 1910. The original hard wood floors and tin ceilings remain—giving this restaurant a classic backdrop for its laid-back atmosphere. The Mediterranean Pizza arrived to us from straight out the oven. We had to wait a bit for it, but the wait was worth it. Piping hot, and fulfilling that cheese craving all true pizza lovers search for, this was split between two people and was reasonably priced at $12. The pizza was accompanied by the Bleu Cheese and Bacon Mac: a $5 appetizer adventurous enough to give us a run for our money. The bacon added a gratifying smoky character to the mac and cheese—toss in a bit of the piquant edge that bleu cheese offers, and let’s just say there weren’t any leftovers. I finished my meal by ordering an old fashioned, neat. The whiskey was superb and fared at a better price than many other establishments with less than half the ability to make a good drink. So, what’s the verdict? We weren’t expecting much from the façade of the restaurant, but from the moment we entered to the moment we left, we were pleasantly surprised. Try Marco Dino’s yourself by visiting Magnolia Square, in the heart of downtown Sanford. 31
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• Breakfast and lunch available from opening to closing • Enjoy our wide selection of Caribbean food. • We offer catering service for birthdays, weddings, quinceañera baby showers. • Celebrate Christmas every week with our Special "Pernil" (pulled pork) a Dominican tradition • Long distance telephone charges and calling card services are offered at very competitive prices.
Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Sundays 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
• Desayunos y Almuerzos desde la apertura hasta el cierre. • Disfrute de nuestra variada selección de comida caribeña. • Ofrecemos Servicio de Catering para bodas, cumpleaños, bautizos, quinceañeras, baby shower. • Celebre la navidad todas las semanas con nuestro especial “Pernil”. • Hacemos envíos de dinero a Europa, Latinoamérica y el Caribe. • Servicios de larga distancia, recargas telefónicas y tarjetas de llamadas.
Abiertos de lunes a sábados en horario de 8:00 a.m. hasta las 8:00 p.m. Los domingos desde las 8:00 a.m hasta las 6:00 p.m.
EVENTS FAL L 2014
Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. FARMER’S MARKET ON MAGNOLIA SQUARE.
September 19, THE SANFORD SHUFFLE, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Play some retro shuffleboard! The Sanford Shuffle is a family friendly community event in Downtown Sanford every 3rd Friday, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and 1st Sunday, 2:00–5:00 p.m. at the Sanford courts, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. For more info, visit: facebook.com/thesanfordshuffle.
Every Wednesday RUM RACE OF THE LAKE MONROE SAILING ASSOCIATION All Sailors are invited to participate in the LMSA Wednesday Night Rum Race. For more info or to confirm events, please call: 321-578-8364 or visit the Lake Monroe Sailing Association on Facebook. 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday PLANETARIUM SHOWS AT SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE 8:30–9:30 p.m. Offering a guided tour of the current night sky, “Central Florida Nights” is updated every two weeks to match the slow march of constellations we see as Earth revolves around the sun. During each show, guests will learn how to locate seven or eight constellations. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4, Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4, Preschoolers, Seminole State students, faculty, and staff: Free. For more shows and info, please visit: seminolestate.edu/planet.
September 19–20, PIRATES OF THE ST. JUANS FESTIVAL Sept 19, Pirate Pub Invasion, 8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. Plunder and pillage to yur heart’s content, just make sure ye don’t steer yur ship with too much grog in yur belly. Tickets are $20. Six bars, six drinks vouchers. One call drink (liquor bars) or premium beer or glass of wine up to $5 value at each stop. Sept 20, Street Party, 5:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. Sail out to Sanford for a rip-roaring, booty-shaking good time. Live music, beverages, and more shenanigans than a wee-hearted scallywag can take. Join in the Pirate crew competitions: peg-leg race (3 leg race), tug-o-war, spitting, grog drinking, giant Jenga, and pirate corn hole. September 20, NIGHT HIKE AT THE ZOO, 7:30–10:00 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting nocturnal adventure! Fascinating night life will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark. This is a great program for families, but because it is a late night program, children must be five years or older to attend. Register online or call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email
email@example.com for more information. Reservations and payment required by September 13, 2014. September 26, ART WALK, 6:00–9:00 p.m. The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites you to the Sanford Art Walk, a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. Visit sanfordartwalk.com for up to date info and monthly themes. September 27, CELERY CITY CRUISERS, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Join the oldest car club in Central Florida who has been doing monthly car cruises. Come down to the Riverwalk and enjoy some old tunes of the 50s-70s and see gorgeous oldtimers cruise along the Riverwalk. Bring a lawn chair and hang out with the Celery City Cruisers! Visit celerycitycruisers.com for more info. September 26–October 5, THE WIZARD OF OZ, PLAY Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center: Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Includes the songs you love like “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” and others. For more information, see WDPAC.com. September 20 and 27, TERRA, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College Planetarium: In a seemingly limitless universe, only our planet, Terra, is known to harbor life. This full-dome video presentation examines what makes our five billion-year-old "third rock from the sun" so special. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4. For more shows and info, please visit: seminolestate.edu/planet or call: 407.708.2360.
OCTOBER October 4, FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR, 5:00–8:00 p.m. A parking lot full of food trucks filled with delicious gourmet, ethnic, BBQ and desserts. Bring your chairs so you have a place to sit! Check it out at: 265 North Palmetto Ave or visit thedailycity.com. October 7, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, 5:00–8:00 p.m. A great night to get to know your neighbors at Ft Mellon Park. Join over 37 million people in 16,124 communities worldwide to celebrate America’s National Night Out Against Crime. Visit NNO.org for more information. October 9, ALIVE AFTER FIVE: OKTOBERFEST, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Don’t miss Alive After Five’s biggest event of the year! AA5 is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and beverage sampling in a beautiful historic town. $7.00 includes food and beverage sampling throughout the event. October 17, THE SANFORD SHUFFLE, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Play some retro shuffleboard! The Sanford Shuffle is a family friendly community event in Downtown Sanford every 3rd Friday, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and 1st Sunday, 2:00–5:00 p.m. at the Sanford courts, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. For more info, visit: facebook.com/thesanfordshuffle. October 18, MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT WITH JOHN CHARLES, COMEDY, 7:30 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center: Join us for a night of music and laughter with the unbelievably talented comedian, John Charles. John was voted “Best Solo Artist” by American Entertainment Magazine and “Best Local Performer” by Orlando Magazine. Proceeds from this performance will benefit the “Meals on Wheels” program in Seminole County. For more information, see WDPAC.com. October 18, 19, 25 and 26, ZOO BOO BASH Trick-or-treat in the wildest neighborhood in town: It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young ang old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick-or-treat stations. If you forget your costume, not a problem, the face painter will help you fit right in. This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities. For more information, call 407.323.4450, ext 100.
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October 24, ART WALK, 6:00–9:00 p.m. The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites you to the Sanford Art Walk, a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. Visit sanfordartwalk.com for up to date info and monthly themes.
October 4, 11, 18, SCI-FI SCIENCE, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6, Seniors (55 and up): $4, Students (grades K-12): $4. For more shows and info, please visit: seminolestate.edu/planet or call: 407.708.2360.
October 25, CELERY CITY CRUISERS, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Join the oldest car club in Central Florida who has been doing monthly car cruises. Come down to the Riverwalk and enjoy some old tunes of the 50s-70s and see gorgeous oldtimers cruise along the Riverwalk. Bring a lawn chair and hang out with the Celery City Cruisers! Visit celerycitycruisers.com for more info. October 31, SLEEPY HOLLOW IN DOWNTOWN SANFORD, 6:00 p.m. Downtown merchants give out candy. Halloween Activities for kids.
October 10, 24, 31, INTO THE WEST: ASTRONOMICAL ORIGINS OF HALLOWEEN, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Seminole State College Planetarium: Learn about the Britons and the Celts, two groups of ancient people who laid the foundation for the modern-day Halloween celebration. The origins of trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and ghostly lore are also discussed in relation to a small cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. Appropriate for all ages. For more shows and info, please visit: seminolestate.edu/planet or call: 407.708.2360.
October 31–November 2, ALL SOULS CATHOLIC CHURCH HARVEST FESTIVAL October 31, 5:00–11:00; November 1, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; and November 2, Noon–8:00 p.m. All Souls Catholic Church 6th Annual Community Harvest Festival offers loads of fun for all ages with midway rides and kid's games, live entertainment on the main stage throughout the day, great food, beer, wine, bingo, raffles and crafts. Try your luck at winning the $2,500 cash raffle. Discount Ride Tickets/Wristbands will be available through the month of October. For more info, call 407-322-3795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. November 1, FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR, 5:00–8:00 p.m. A parking lot full of food trucks filled with delicious gourmet, ethnic, BBQ and desserts. Bring your chairs so you have a place to sit. Check it out at: 265 North Palmetto Ave or visit thedailycity.com. November 1 at 7:30 p.m. and November 2 at 3:00 p.m., LIFE OF THE PARTY: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE, PLAY Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center: Join us for this unique
and interactive performance, where you, the audience, decide the fate of the characters on stage. Life of the Party is a cabaret style performance that combines the best party and celebratory scenes from the musical theater, operetta and opera repertory and gives you the power to decide how each scene ends, making every show different from the last. Featuring the music of Bizet, Verdi, Andrew Lippa, J. Strauss and more. For more information, see WDPAC.com. November 8–15, CITY OF SANFORD 40TH ANNUAL GOLDEN AGE GAMES Entry Fee: $10 for first events, $2 for each additional event. Events offered for seniors: Archery, Basketball, Shooting, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Swimming, Track and Field, Tennis and Table Tennis. More info, call Kim Eltonhead, City of Sanford Senior Center, 407-688-5129. November 13, ALIVE AFTER FIVE SOUP SLAM, 5:00–8:00 p.m. AA5 is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and beverage sampling in a beautiful historic town. $7.00 includes food and beverage sampling throughout the event.
Sanford courts, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. For more info, visit: facebook.com/thesanfordshuffle. November 27, TURKEY DAY 5K IN FT. MELLON PARK The 5th Annual Turkey Day 5K: This race will benefit the Christian Sharing Center Food Pantry in Sanford, FL. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item the day of the event for food collection. Family friendly. Price: $25 Race Fee + $2.50 sign-up fee. Price increases to $30 + $3 sign-up fee after November 17. Sign up at: runsignup.com/race/fl/sanford/turkeyday5k November 28, ART WALK, 6:00–9:00 p.m. The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites you to the Sanford Art Walk, a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. Visit sanfordartwalk.com for up to date info and monthly themes.
November 1, 8, 15, 22, SCI-FI SCIENCE, 8:30–9:30 p.m. Planetarium Show Prices: Adults: $6 - Seniors (55 and up): $4 Students (grades K-12): $4 - Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4 - Preschoolers and Seminole State students, faculty and staff: Free! For more shows and info, please visit: seminolestate.edu/planet or call: 407.708.2360. November 14–23, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, PLAY Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescent vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul crushing, pout inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. For more information, see WDPAC.com. November 21, THE SANFORD SHUFFLE, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Play some retro shuffleboard! The Sanford Shuffle is a family friendly community event in Downtown Sanford every 3rd Friday, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and 1st Sunday, 2:00–5:00 p.m. at the
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