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Bob Willaford’s caboose moves to new home.

Plant City relives the good ol’ days at annual event.

+ Hill earns firefighter award Plant City Fire Rescue announced firefighter paramedic Dustin Hill as its 2013 Firefighter of the Year. His selection was founded not on one single act but rather on several facets of his career. Most recently, Hill was selected as one of the department’s Emergency Response Team members. Hill also serves as a field training officer and is responsible for teaching new personnel the skill sets required to perform as paramedics. In addition to his duties with Plant City Fire Rescue, Hill also serves as a reservist in the U.S. Army and earned a Bronze Star while deployed in Afghanistan. “In my short tenure with the department, (Hill) has most definitely left a positive impression,” says Fire Chief Dan Azzariti. “The great pride he takes in his career, and our department really shines through in every aspect of his performance.”

Aliyah Gregory adds special goal to 2013 season.






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IN FOCUS by Michael Eng | Editor

by Michael Eng | Editor

Strutting their Stuff More than 450 people packed the HCC Plant City John R. Trinkle Center Nov. 15, to cheer on the 11 couples who took the spotlight at the sixth annual Dancing With the Locals. The dance competition featured everything from swing and line dancing to the Charleston and an elegant waltz. The competition, one of the Plant City Noon Rotary Club’s main fundraisers of the year, raised money to purchase automated external defibrillators for the Plant City Police Department. Dancers vied for top honors before a panel of judges, which included Paul Davis, James Surrency, Traci Walding and Michelle Wegner. Organizers also awarded the couples who raised the most money from audience donations and sponsorships. Judges awarded three couples with perfect scores: Dr. Ray Gutierrez and Luly Bonilla; Dr. Daniel and Arienne Middlebrooks; and Steve Bonds and Natasha Davis. After deliberating, judges named Gutierrez and Bonilla their top couple. The top fundraising couples included Olan Deguzman and Amy Glover; Dr. Derek and Katie Busciglio; and Bonds and Davis. Other participating couples included: father/daughter duo LaRoyce and Maddy Keene; Matt Maloney and Amber Kosinsky; husband and wife Barry and Krisha Maurer; Beau Walden and Plant City Times & Observer Associate Editor Amber Jurgensen; father/daughter team Rick and Ericka Lott; and Cliff Brown and Shana Mitchell.

Plant City primed for BBQ throwdown Eighty-three teams from as far as South Dakota, California and Utah are scheduled to appear at the 11th Plant City Pig Jam.

Luly Bonilla and Dr. Ray Gutierrez won first-place honors from the judges.

+ Durant FBLA hosts fundraiser November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and the Durant High Future Business Leaders of America let it be known last week. The FBLA hosted “Prematurity Week,” in conjunction with March of Dimes, donating all proceeds earned to the charity. Students and teachers participated to show their support for the cause. “Looking forward as a club, we look forward to participating in Prematurity Awareness Month and making a strong impact in our community by bringing attention to this issue,” chapter President Kurt Trussell says. To donate, call (813) 287-2600.

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Deborah Gonzalez See her photo on PAGE 14.

Katie and Dr. Derek Busciglio performed a line-dancing routine.

Dr. Daniel Middlebrooks and his wife, Arienne, and earned a perfect score.

Noon Rotary Club President Aaron Davis with Olan Deguzman and Amy Glover

Maddy Keene danced with her father, LaRoyce.

Father/daughter team Steve Bonds and Natasha Davis performed a fun routine.


Walden Lake golf course rezone request could be filed next month Visions Golf Managing Partner Steve Mercer discussed his plans during a special workshop organized by the Walden Lake Community Association. Community Association workshop Nov. 19, at Plant City Church of God. The highlights: • Visions Golf LLC, the owner of the country club

and golf courses, could be ready to submit its rezone request to the city as soon as next month. • Visions Golf has no plans to reopen the Hills course

before or during the rezone process. • Visions Golf Managing Partner Steve Mercer said his

PLANT CITY PIG JAM WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 WHERE: Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1500 S. Park Road, Plant City DETAILS: The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and this year, Pig Jam also will feature the Smithfield Rib Super Series. COST: Admission is free; parking is $5. INFO: or (813) 754-3707


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DEVELOPMENT by Michael Eng | Editor

Several new pieces of information regarding the future of Walden Lake Golf & Country Club and its two golf courses were made public during a special Walden Lake

When you arrive at the Randy L. Larson Four-Plex this weekend for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Plant City Pig Jam, your senses will be bombarded with all the sights, sounds and smells one of the area’s largest barbecue competitions. You’ll see lavish RVs sporting custom, barbecue-themed paint jobs. The sauces — from tangy to spicy to sweet — will flow freely, and participating teams will serve up enough ribs, pork, brisket and chicken to sate even the most colossal of appetites. With all the Davy Miles smoke coming off the sizzling grills of Pig Jam’s most formidable competitors, it may be easy to miss the smaller competitors. But, if Plant City resident Davy Miles’ recent track record is any indication, that would be a mistake for any barbecue connoisseur. Miles and his team, Smokin’ N The Boys Room, is returning to Pig Jam following a third-place finish in the pork division at last year’s competition. Last month, Miles and his teammates, Lea Anne Leitner and Randy Light, took second in brisket, second chicken, fifth in pork and sixth in ribs at the Grillin’ and Chillin’ at Lake Alfred competition. And all of this from food cooked inside a contraption that more closely resembles a portable toilet than a competition-grade smoker (hence the team name). Built from an old clothing- and shoe-donation receptacle, Miles’ smoker won’t be the most impressive machine to pull into Pig Jam. But, competition-grade barbecue doesn’t necessarily require the latest technological innovations. Moreover, smoking meat is more art than science, Miles said.

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR THURSDAY, NOV. 21 Business After Hours — takes place from 5:15 to 7 p.m., at Cameron/ Wright, 110 W. Reynolds St., Plant City. For more, visit Plant City Black Heritage — meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St., Plant City. (813) 7579215. Ribbon Cutting: WorldPay — takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, 106 N. Evers St., Plant City. For more, visit

FRIDAY, NOV. 22 American Business Women’s Association Girls Night Out — takes place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at 2502 Clubhouse Drive, Plant City. (813) 764-9516. Uncork Your Weekend with Rick Mongaya — live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-9100.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23 Breakfast Bowls and Clothes — free event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church,108 S. Warnell St. (813) 482-2115. Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale — takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St., Plant City. (813) 757-9215. St. Clement Catholic Church’s “‘Twas the Month before Christmas” — twoday event takes place Nov. 23 and 24, at Cronin Hall, 1104 N. Alexander St., Plant City. Carol Rodriguez, (813) 727-

5214, or Mary Ann Fontaine, (813) 717-3294. Uncork Your Weekend with Skip Frye — live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-9100.

MONDAY, NOV. 25 Teen Advisory Board — takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St. (813) 757-9215. Weight Loss Surgery Information Sessions — takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Ed and Myrtle Lou Swindle Medical Arts Center, 1601 W. Timberlane Drive, Plant City. Learn more about the advantages of the adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy procedures and see if surgical weight loss is an option for you. (813) 644-6720.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 Thanksgiving and Praise — takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 North Park Road, Plant City. (813) 7524622.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Family Childbirth Center Education: Childbirth Preparation — takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Community Conference Room at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City. This class helps expectant mothers become informed, active participants in the childbirth process. Participants should plan to attend no later than early in their seventh month of pregnancy. Registration required, $20. (813) 6446720.

To publicize your event in our Community Calendar, please send by mail: 110 E. Reynolds St., Suite 100-A, Plant City, FL 33563; or by email: Photos are welcome. Deadline is noon Thursday.


Plant City Daybreak Rotary Club — meets at 7 a.m. Mondays, at the Community Conference Center at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St. For more, visit

Bereaved Parents Group — meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City. For more, call Tom Sluder, (813) 659-2555.

Plant City Lions Club — meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at Buddy Freddy’s, 1101 Goldfinch Drive. For more, visit

Berry Patch Quilt Guild — meets from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, at First Presbyterian Church of Plant City, 404 W. Reynolds St. Use the entrance on Thomas Street. All are welcome. Elaine Green, (813) 763-7353.

Plant City Noon Rotary Club — meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays, at HCC Plant City’s John R. Trinkle Center, 1206 N. Park Road, Plant City.

Duplicate Bridge — meets at 1 p.m. Fridays, at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 302 Carey St., Plant City. Players must have partners. Walt Arnold, 752-1602.

Plant City Sunday Scrappers — meet from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Bring your own project, plus make quilts for donations. Linda Hill, (813) 8566120.

Family Motion Commotion — takes place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St., Plant City. 757-9215. GFWC Woman’s Club of Plant City — meets at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, at the clubhouse, 1110 N. Wheeler St. H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society — meets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Larry Whittaker, Hope Al-Anon Group — meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, at Hull House at First Presbyterian Church, 203 Thomas St. For more information, call 763-3698. Ladies Bible Study — meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, at Planteen Recreation Center, 401 Dort St., Plant City. For more information, call Martha Sue Skinner, (813) 752-7630. Pinecrest High School Class of 1956 — meets 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Fred’s Market, 1401 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Carol Conrad, (813) 737- 1587.

BEST BET Plant City Pig Jam — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1500 S. Park Road, Plant City. The festival will feature live music, local taverns, merchandise and, of course, plenty of barbecue. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and this year, Pig Jam also will feature the Smithfield Rib Super Series. Admission is free; parking is $5. For more, visit or call (813) 754-3707. Plant City Civitan Club — meets at 7 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month, at Buddy Freddy’s Restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. For more information, call 754-4680.

Republican Club of Plant City — meets at 7:15 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Buddy Freddy’s Restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Self-Defense/Karate Classes — available by appointment only between 2 and 6:30 p.m. at TheRoom, 110 W. Reynolds St. Led by Charles Closshey. Register at whitetigerkenpokarate@ Toddlertime — takes place from 11 a.m. Thursdays, at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St., Plant City. For more, call (813) 757-9215. Weight Watchers — meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays, at Plant City’s First Baptist Church, 503 N. Palmer St. (813) 7524104. Yoga Class — Jenna Stanko and the Plant City Recreation and Parks Department will host a new yoga class at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Plant City Veterans Monument, corner of North Wheeler Street and C.R. 39 South. For more, email Jenna at jennastanko@


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real estate by Amber Jurgensen | Associate Editor

Alexander Woods receives housing grant Wells Fargo awarded the Plant City development with $100,000. Wells Fargo presented a $100,000 grant Nov. 14, to Florida Home Partnership, to help future development of Plant City’s Alexander Woods community. After the check presentation, attendees broke ground on the site of the new building. “This $100,000 is a great step,” FHP Executive Director Earl Pfeiffer said. Wells Fargo has worked with FHP before, donating money for a Ruskin community. FHP is a non-profit homebuilder that offers homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers through the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. The grant for Alexander Woods

was awarded following an application process. Wells Fargo was looking for an actively involved non-profit experienced with community revitalization that already had a project underway. The grant was part of $6 million Wells Fargo was distributing around the nation. Only nine grants were given in Florida. “We have realized over the years that the economy has been hard on people not just all over the country but right here in Florida,” said Steve Schultz, area president of the community bank of Wells Fargo. Situated behind Plant City High School, Alexander Woods was left unfinished by its previous developer. Hillsborough County purchased

the community in August 2010, for $1,034,500. The county then approached the FHP with a request for proposal to develop the community. Partnering with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, FHP took over the development a little more than a year ago. There already were two buildings constructed before the previous developer went into foreclosure. There are 14 units completed with an additional unit scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. So far, 25 units have been sold. Two closed this month, with three more scheduled in November and two more in December. Ten families live in the development currently.

Board President Don Shea said it sends chills down his spine to see families moved in from what the abandoned settlement it once was. “I’m so happy to be part of this,” Shea said. The residents seem happy as well. Jody and Susan Fain were the first to move in this summer. They moved into the first building that already was completed by the previous developer. Because of this, it has higher ceilings than the other buildings and granite countertops. “We like it,” Jody Fain said. “It’s nice; it’s got hardwood floors.” In total, there will be 80 units divided into 15 buildings on the 6-acre property. The five townhome floor plans range from $85,000 to $105,000.

FINAL STOP by Amber Jurgensen | Associate Editor

The Maple, a two-bedroom, twoand-one-half-bath home, and The Cypress, a three-bedroom, two-bath home, are plans from the previous developer. Both feature 19-foot ceilings and large windows in the living room area, as well as a small loft. The three other plans, which range from two-bedroom, two-and-onehalf-bath homes to three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath homes, are more energy efficient. The development also has a clubhouse, pool and playground. Earlier this year, Alexander Woods won the Grand Award for homes priced less than $151,000 in the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. Contact Amber Jurgensen at


by Amber Jurgensen | Associate Editor

Strawberry fest reveals headliners The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts and STYX are just a few of the entertainers who will take the stage at the 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival. Festival organizers announced Nov. 18, the complete lineup of headline entertainment for the 2014 festival. More than 24 headline entertainment artists perform every year on the Wish Farms Soundstage. “We are very pleased with the lineup we have for our visitors this year,” said Florida Strawberry Festival Entertainment Committee Chairman Joe Newsome. “We have worked hard to have a variety of genres that remain true to our roots yet satisfy all our concert-goers.” Advanced tickets for admission and for headline entertainment shows will go on sale at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and can be purchased online at; at the Amscot Main Ticket Office, 2209 W. Oak Ave., Plant City; and by phone, (813) 754-1996. Free seating for each concert is also available in the EYE EXPRESS Grandstand, located at the back of the Wish Farms Soundstage and is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. “We experienced record success with our entertainment last year, and we’re hoping this year will be even better,” Newsome said.

Bob Willaford donated the caboose, along with 26 other train memorabilia items, to the city.

Caboose chugs into downtown The Historic Downtown Train Depot has some new additions. A caboose weighing more than 50,000 pounds was trucked from Joe McIntosh Road Nov. 14, and placed on two new tracks at the front of the depot. An engine came along with it. The caboose and about 26 other train artifacts were donated by Bob Willaford, a Plant City train enthusiast who worked at CSX. He rescued the caboose in 1987, from a yard in Waycross. Willaford and his wife, Felice, watched the caboose dangle from a crane as it slowly was lifted and then lowered onto the tracks. It made it safely to the ground. Spectators cheered once it landed. “It looks better here than in my front yard,” Willaford said. For years, Willaford had thrown Easter and Christmas parties for children at the caboose, which sat in his front yard. “He’s excited,” said Benny Lubrano, who worked on the

committee to bring the caboose to the depot. “But at the same time, that’s his baby.” A team of towers and heavy machinery showed up at Willaford’s home around 1 p.m. The caboose traveled down Sam Allen Road to Park Road. Then, it came down the opposite way on Reynolds Street, which was closed to the public. It arrived at the depot at about 2 p.m. Because of his donation, which totals $220,000, the depot will now be called the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum. The new additions are part of project that capitalizes on Plant City’s rich train history. About 25 trains come through Plant City each day. Train enthusiasts often visit the tracks to take pictures. By building a platform, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and the city hope it will bring more tourism to downtown. Contact Amber Jurgensen at ajurgensen@plantcityobserver. com.

2014 LINEUP THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014 CSX representatives celebrated with Felice and Bob Willaford.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

3:30 p.m.: Ronnie Milsap 7:30 p.m.: Colt Ford

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014 3:30 p.m.: Love and Theft 7:30 p.m.: Little Big Town


3:30 p.m.: Thompson Square 7:30 p.m.: Rascal Flatts “LIVE & LOUD” Tour 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 Photos by Amber Jurgensen

Even without its wheels, the caboose weighs 37,000 pounds.

St. Clement Church plans holiday fundraiser The two-day holiday fundaising event will benefit the Plant City church’s various ministries.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 WHERE: St. Clement Catholic Church, Cronin Hall, 1104 N. Alexander St. TICKETS: $15 CONTACT: Carol Rodriguez, (813) 727-5214 or Mary Ann Fontaine, (813) 7173294

St. Clement Catholic Church will host its sixth annual “Twas the Month Before Christmas” event, Nov. 23 and 24. The celebration includes live and silent auctions, dinner and breakfast. Proceeds go to fund the migrant ministry and youth retreats at the church. On Nov. 23, Carrabba’s Italian Grill will be serving a dinner alongside a silent and live auction at Cronin Hall at the church. Juanita Lolita, from the H20 Comedy Show, will perform for 30 minutes. On Nov. 24, the Hispanic commu-

3:30 p.m.: Charley Pride 7:30 p.m.: Josh Turner

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 3:30 p.m.: Brenda Lee 7:30 p.m.: Kellie Pickler

faith by Amber Jurgensen | Associate Editor


10:30 a.m.: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra 3:30 p.m.: Shoji Tabuchi 7:30 p.m.: STYX

nity will provide breakfast for parishioners after Mass. The silent auction will continue, along with a 50/50 raffle at noon. This is the first year the event has taken place at the church. Before, it was held at the Red Rose Inn and Suites for three years. “Evelyn Batista was so supportive and generous to us,” organizer Carol Rodriguez said. After the Red Rose closed, the event moved to the HCC John R. Trinkle Center. The 190 auction items include ev-

erything from gift cards to beauty packages. Rodriguez said they would love to have someone donate a trip. “A lot of businesses in Plant City have been generous,” Rodriguez said. Tickets are $15. So far, 160 tickets have been sold. Seating is limited to 210. Sponsorships are also available from $50 to $500. Sponsors get an ad in the program, announced and are featured in the church bulletin. Contact Amber Jurgensen at

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 3:30 p.m.: Crystal Gayle 7:30 p.m.: Lee Brice


10:30 a.m.: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 3:30 p.m.: Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Tour 7:30 p.m.: Third Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014 3:30 p.m.: John Anderson 7:30 p.m.: Boyz II Men


1 p.m.: Caroline Kole 3:30 p.m.: Dustin Lynch 7:30 p.m.: Jerrod Niemann

SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 3:30 p.m.: Easton Corbin 7:30 p.m.: The Band Perry

ª 3ODQW&LW\2EVHUYHUFRP PIG JAM / PAGE 1 “We have to work a little harder, and it may take a lot more time, but I know this smoker,” he said. “Plus, every cut of meat cooks differently, and the smoker will cook differently, depending on humidity and things like that.” Miles jumped directly into the fire of the professional-level barbecue circuit about four years ago. “I went to Pig Jam, and I just got the bug,” he said. “I’m very competitive, and this is a great outlet to be able to test yourself against anybody.” Throughout the learning process, Miles conducted plenty of experiments with his custom smoker. He later attended a Kansas City Barbeque Society judging class to learn how evaluators grade the meat. Miles buys his competition meat from Felton’s Market and said having a good rapport with a local butcher is key. He also uses locally sourced wood

COURSE / PAGE 1 company has been released from any covenants it had with Walden Lake’s original developer, Walden Lake Inc. This includes the conveyance documents that state no redevelopment can take place until 2015. • Visions Golf has not received any contracts or proposals to purchase the country club and golf course. WLCA President Jan Griffin said she has not approached Visions Golf regarding the residents buying the course. She said she believes the purchase price would be more than $5 million. • The only retail proposed in the redevelopment will be located in the clubhouse and will include uses such as a restaurant, bar, lounge and pro shop. • The redevelopment proposal calls for 27 holes of golf, utilizing the back nine holes of both existing courses. The remaining nine will be created using portions of the front nine of each of the Hills and Lakes courses. The workshop marked the first time WLCA leaders, city officials and Mercer all met with residents since July, when resident Shelly Orrico began her fight against any potential golf course redevelopment. The workshop also was the first time WLCA directors spoke openly regarding their opinions on redevelopment. “Every one of us lives in this community, and we all understand that the golf course is a big part of this community,” Griffin said. “I really

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and his own sauces to complete the culinary experience. When he isn’t competing, Miles continues to sharpen his skills through catering. Most recently, he served guests at Plant City’s Pioneer Heritage Day (see page 7). “When someone comes up and says, ‘This is the best chicken,’ or, ‘These are the best ribs I’ve ever had,’ it really does make you feel good,” Miles said. This year’s Pig Jam will serve as the state barbecue championship site for KCBS and also will host the Smithfield Super Rib Series. Professional competitors will vie for the $3,000 Grand Champion award, $2,000 for reserve and cash prizes through 10th place in each of all four categories — ribs, pork, brisket and chicken. Prizes also will be awarded in the amateur competitions. Proceeds will benefit chamber programs. Contact Michael Eng at meng@

would wish to have the community as it was a couple of years ago. Right now, you know there is a mess ... on the Hills course.” Still, Griffin said, the board has no standing or capability to assist in the residents’ fight at this point. “We have no rights to do anything,” she said. “Your board’s job ... is to take care of the common grounds. That’s what we’re elected to do. We try very hard to do that. “We all feel very connected to the community; we all want a golf course community,” Griffin said. “I’m a golfer. I want to play golf. But ... our attorneys have advised us to wait until there is something to fight.” Mercer indicated his team is almost ready to submit its rezone request to the city and could do so in as little as 30 days. “We intend on working with the community once the plan is complete,” Mercer said. “It is a little premature right now, because we don’t have anything that is any more concrete than what was put out a couple of months ago.” That document detailed plans for 95 acres of development, including about 200 single-family homes, about 60 town homes or villas, independent and assisted-living villas, and a memory care facility. The renovated golf course would include an 18-hole “premium golf experience,” a ninehole executive par-three course, new clubhouse and maintenance facility and renovated fitness center, aquatic center and tennis courts.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES Plant City commissioners approved in September spending $35,000 to add additional water and electric lines to the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex to accommodate more barbecue teams. Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce President Marion Smith said the Plant City Pig Jam has grown from about 5,000 attendees and 34 teams in 2003 to more than 13,000 attendees and 80 teams last year. The existing infrastructure could not accommodate any more growth, she said. City Manager Greg Horwedel said several chamber members donated materials and/or services to keep project costs down. “This is really a collaborative

If built, the new homes would constitute a new community within Walden Lake. It would then apply to be part of the WLCA, Mercer said. Residents in this new community also would be required to become members of the golf and country club, which Mercer said would establish a strong base for the business. Mercer said he is hopeful residents will be pleased with the complete plan. “The perception is that we’re just out to destroy the community,” he said. “We’re trying to save the business. But, in turn, saving the business and improving it, we believe it ... will enhance the community. I know there will be a sacrifice of some of the property because of the change, and we’ve explored every avenue we can.” Mercer said his team has worked with management firms and developers to help create the proposal. All involved have indicated the key to the project’s success is preserving Walden Lake’s tight-knit community and enhancing the amenities. “The builders and developers ... they love Walden Lake,” he said. “They love what it has to offer to new homeowners.” Some residents who attended the meeting weren’t convinced, citing Mercer’s track record since taking over the amenities in August 2006. “I just took a $30,000 loss on my house, because of your non-maintenance of the Hills course,” said Orrico, whose home backs to the course. “I’m so upset that I planted 66 bushes

effort,” he said. “This is the type of thing that you like to see, so that we don’t bear the entire cost.” Although Pig Jam currently is the only event that will make use of the added infrastructure, Horwedel said he has seen evidence of more dollars flowing into the Plant City community during Pig Jam weekend and believes the competition’s growth will help the city at-large. “Anecdotally, I’ve heard that restaurants and gas stations see a significant boost on that weekend,” he said. The added infrastructure comes after the chamber made a proposal to the Florida Strawberry Festival about moving Pig Jam to the festival grounds. Built to accommodate

in my back yard, so I wouldn’t have to look at the Hills. ... Your lack of caring for this community is insulting.” Terry Murphy agreed. “Typically, in business, you look for your business in your own back yard,” she said. “I’ve lived on the Hills for nine years now. ... If you come into our community and destroy it as we know it, I assure you, there will be no business coming from your back yard.” Mercer said the Great Recession has claimed the golf courses of 1,100 communities throughout the country and that Visions Golf is trying to avoid that same fate. “We’re trying to save a golfing home inside Walden Lake,” he said. “In the first six months of this year, every sector of golf operations around us dropped 11%. It gets to a point when you can no longer invest into an operation that shows no hope of recovery. “We’re trying to resolve this the best we can,” he said. “We know it impacts people. ... We’re willing to do try to what we’re doing, to reinvest, to reboot the property and turn it over to a management company that has had success not just dealing with golf but also community.” City Manager Greg Horwedel and Principal Planner Phillip Scearce also attended the meeting and shared information regarding the rezone process. A rezone request of this type would go through several agencies, including the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, the Hillsborough Planning Commission, the Hillsborough County School

events of all types and sizes, the festival grounds seem like a natural host site. However, after much deliberation, the festival board of directors decided against the proposal. The sticking point: The event is promoted as a family friendly event but also sells alcohol. “We considered it, and we did put a lot of thought into it,” said Florida Strawberry Festival President Jim Jeffries. “I want to stress that we think this is a great event for our community. “We’re not anti-beer,” he said. “We have three or four events that serve alcohol that have been grandfathered in. But, we just have this rule, and at this time, we’ve decided to stick to that rule. It could change in the future, but I don’t foresee it.”

Board, among others. The rezone also would be scrutinized regarding traffic, stormwater and environmental impacts, as well as compatibility with surrounding development. Following those processes, the rezone request would go before the Plant City Planning Board and finally to the Plant City Commission. In total, the request for rezone is a long, involved process that would take at least six months (and more likely a year) to complete. Furthermore, Horwedel and Scearce stressed resident input is an important component in the process. “The weight is tremendous (regarding) what residents have to say,” Scearce said. “Citizen input is very important.” Scearce used the recent Dollar General proposal as an example. Although city staff recommended approval of the proposal, because of resident input, the planning board recommended denial. Ultimately, the application was withdrawn, he said. Horwedel agreed and said the best practice is for applicants to communicate with residents directly to alleviate any problems before the project arrives on a City Commission agenda. “They (the city commissioners) do give great weight to citizens’ concerns,” he said. “We always encourage applicants to work directly with the neighborhood to begin with. It saves a lot of angst and helps clear up a lot of issues.” Contact Michael Eng at meng@

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DIAMONDS IN THE SKY by Amber Jurgensen | Associate Editor

You Have to Have Heart The aides in Plant City High School’s special education department love what they do — and, most importantly, for whom they do it.

Debra Wong sat among her special-education students in their classroom at Plant City High School. They had decorated the room for Halloween. Ghosts hung from the ceiling. Paper pumpkins dotted the door. One pumpkin had the aide’s name inside of it, along with that of teacher Jay Ritenbaugh and fellow aide Jeanette McCloud. Wong looked at her students and began to tear up. “The joy of being an aide is knowing that through Christ and these children, we can overcome diversity,” she said. “If a person is in a wheelchair, you never think they can do anything. But, look at these kids. They get up every day and keep trying, with a smile on their face.” There is no lack of diversity in this classroom. Some of the students have autism. Others are in wheelchairs. Many laughed as Ritenbaugh play-

YEARS OF SERVICE Name Years at PCHS Denese Kitchen 29 Debra Wong 20 Pam Sodders 15 Sherry Clenny 15 Sandy Kelly 7 Stephanie Stoval 7 Jeanette McCloud 3 Oneka Wong 3 Kyle Castagno 2 Luis Ibarra 1 Alejandro Torres <1 fully teased one student for drifting off to sleep. Ritenbaugh couldn’t handle the classroom without his aides. They do everything from assisting students with classwork to helping them with personal-care needs. The shifts are full-time. Some aides help students get off the buses in the morning, escort them to physical fitness, sign-language classes and lunch. The aides even teach classes.

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“They are our diamonds in the sky,” Ritenbaugh said. “We couldn’t do it without them. They help the teachers teach and not just assist.” In fact, the aides had been busy teaching Ritenbaugh’s class for months. The school recently had added a new class. But, when the teacher moved to another school before the semester began, the school found Ritenbaugh to substitute. Ritenbaugh then left for a corporate job. The aides kept the class running under the supervision of another teacher, Sandy Denham. They had no idea that, in just a couple of weeks, Ritenbaugh would return. He couldn’t stay away from his students. Now, he continues to teach them, with the help of his aides. “That’s a testament to the aides,” Denham said. “They made him feel so welcomed. And for them to teach the class. That wouldn’t have happened


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in a lot of places. Their heart is in it.” Wong said that is most important qualification for the job. “One thing about the children is that they know that you really love them and they will feel that and accept it,” she said. “That’s the main thing — that you love them. It has to come from your heart.” Wong has served as an aide for 20 years, at Plant City. She got her start working with exceptional students 22 years ago, at Lopez Exceptional Center, in Seffner. “I fell in love with it, but it had its challenges,” Wong said. Sound advice from the assistant principal at the time has remained in her head throughout her career. The administrator told her she couldn’t have sympathy for her students but that she had to push them so they could learn, grow their motor skills and gain their independence. Over the years, Wong has discovered all the tricks to being an aide. “You can’t be primpy or prissy,” Wong said. “You’re going to get drool on you when they hug you. And they are so loving.”

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Oneka Wong, Jeanette McCloud and Debra Wong She also has learned that teamwork is important to the success of the department. For the 54 students in special education, there are 11 aides. “The ladies I work with are such beautiful people,” Wong said. “We all have heart, and we all have Christ.” Denham, who has been teaching since 1993, agrees the group works well together. “This is a particular group of individuals who don’t need a lot of direction,” Denham said. “They are very focused on the students. We just really can’t do our job without our aides.” Wong has passed down everything she’s learned to her daughter, Oneka Wong. Oneka has been working as an aide at the high school for three years. “They have made it a family affair,” Ritenbaugh said.

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The aides are as diverse as their students. Denese Kitchen has been with the department for 29 years. Two newcomers are still students at Hillsborough Community College. Alejandro Torres just started this week. Luis Ibarra has only been at the school for a year. “We need more aides that age,” Ritenbaugh said. “The students can identify with him, because he is almost like their peer.” Wong has seen many aides come and go. Her advice to the newbies echo what her superior said 22 years ago. “The challenge is knowing when and what to do with each child because each child is different,” Wong said. “You have to have heart.” Contact Amber Jurgensen at

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+ Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce The Christmas tree contest will begin Monday, Nov. 25 for all participating merchants. Visitors can pick up an official voting ballot at the chamber office and participating businesses. The ballot also will be available in the Plant City Times & Observer’s 2013 Holiday Guide, which will be inserted in the Nov. 28 edition. Voters must visit all businesses and vote to be entered in a $200 Visa Card drawing. Winners will be announced Dec. 19.

+ P.C. Christian Women’s Connection The Plant City Christian Women’s Connection will host its annual Christmas Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Walden Lake Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse Drive, Plant City. Speaker will be Kay Grudem, who will deliver a speech titled, “Proven Techniques for Surviving the Roller Coasters of Life.” Music will be provided by guitarist Jim Wilcox. Cost is $14. For reservations or more information, call (813) 752-3786.

Julie and Sky Kendall loved petting the horses at this year’s Pioneer Heritage Day.

TIMELESS TREASURE Plant City residents enjoyed a trip back in time at the annual Pioneer Heritage Day Nov. 9, in Historic Downtown Plant City. Cloggers of all levels performed on the main stage, pageant girls gracefully made their way through the crowd, and

children played with animal balloons. A variety of crafts and art were on display. Live weavers dressed in pioneer garb demonstrated their craft. And at one booth, horses stood obediently while being showered with affection.

Betty Denton demonstrated her weaving technique during this year’s Pioneer Heritage Day.

+ Plant City Masonic Lodge 206 The Plant City Masonic Lodge 206 gave out 75 Thanksgiving turkeys Nov. 16, to the local community. This was the organization’s first turkey fundraiser.

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+ East Hillsborough Art Guild The East Hillsborough Art Guild will present its annual Art Show from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Walden Lake Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse Drive. This show will be in conjunction with a buffet dinner being put on by Walden Lake Country Club. Wine, cheese and crackers will be served. There will be donated art and gift baskets given away as door prizes. This show is free to the public. Past shows have been a fun, festive and social occasion.

Dave Wilson demonstrated his painting techniques.

Marissa Zolna and Shelby St. Amant Entertainers included these adorable pint-sized cloggers. The event featured authentic old-fashioned attire.

Kids enjoyed inflatable obstacle courses, bounces houses and, of course, balloons.


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OBSERVEROBITUARIES Audelia Ramirez Lechuga Espinosa

Audelia Ramirez Lechuga Espinosa, 72, of Plant City died Nov. 10, 2013, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1940, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Silvestre Ramirez and Maria Lechuga. Mrs. Espinosa was a member at St. Clement Catholic Church. Survivors include sons, Raul (Guadalupe), Antonio (Sylvia), Manuel (Maria) and Jose Espinoza; daughters, Maria (Gregorio) Barron, Gloria (Jesus Antonio) Guillen, Juana (Jose) Alavrez and Brenda Espinoza; sisters, Gloria Zuniga, Maria, Perez and Ricarda Paredes, 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Luis Paredes. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Wade Franklin

Wade Franklin, 58, died Nov. 10, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, due to complications from a prolonged illness. He was born on March 31, 1955, in Plant City and has been a lifetime resident. He was an employee for the Tampa Tribune for more than 25 years. Mr. Franklin was predeceased in death by his father, Ottice Ray Franklin; and granddaughter, Rebecca Louise Franklin, of Winter Haven. He is survived by two sons, John Franklin, of Winter Haven, and Anthony Franklin, of South Carolina; mother, Betty Dover, of Dover; two sisters, Eva Bargeron, of Bartow, and Pamela Seals, of Apollo Beach; one grandson, Aidan Franklin, of South Carolina; aunt, Margaret Nelson, of Dover; and numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23, at Wells Memorial and Event Center, in Plant City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice in his honor. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Larry Leon White

Larry Leon White, 58, of Plant City, died Nov. 14, 2013. Born Oct. 14, 1955, in Tampa, he was the son of the late Veryland White and Mary Reed White. Survivors include son, Mark (Jennifer) White; brothers, Tommy White and Dennis White; and two grandchildren. Online condolences may be made to the family at



ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Plant City’s Hassan Bailey makes most of playoff appearance. 13



+ P.C. Dolphins Super Bowl-bound You won’t catch the Miami Dolphins anywhere near a Super Bowl, but three of the Plant City Dolphins teams will play for a championship Nov. 23. The Pee-Wee, Midgets, and Varsity squads all made it to the big one, which will be held at the Brandon Cowboys’ field, in Seffner. Only two teams will compete against the Dolphins, but two of the three games could see the Dolphins getting revenge. The Pee-Wees can get revenge on the East Bay Bucs, which won a tough 19-13 game, Oct. 12. But the Midgets will really want to win their matchup with the Brandon Bears, as their Aug. 24 game ended in a 20-0 rout. Varsity also will play the Bucs, whom they defeated 26-19, Oct. 12. Kickoff for the Pee-Wee game is 9 a.m., the Midgets game begins at noon, and the Varsity game begins at 3:30 p.m.


football by Justin Kline | Staff Writer

2013 brings season of surprises With the end of the area’s high school football season, the Plant City Times & Observer takes a look back at the season. The fate of the 2013 football season wasn’t decided until the Monday night of the final week, when almost everything got turned upside down and East Bay was crowned champion for the first time in 40 years. But, that also sums up the entire season in a nutshell: Many things that were expected to happen did not go as planned. Sometimes, this happened to the team’s benefit; many times, however, it did not work out so well.


Out of the three area teams, the Raiders’ season unfolded in a way closest to what we were expecting. This team has talent up to its eyeballs, and we figured these guys would put on a show and make the playoffs. That’s exactly what they did, but they also threw in some surprises. Penalties were this team’s biggest weakness all season. This offense can be terrifying when everything works, like it

was Oct. 25, when Landon Galloway entered a state of football zen and the team demolished Strawberry Crest, 41-14. But sometimes, those penalties were too big to overcome. The Raiders ended up dropping a winnable game to East Bay, 19-13 in overtime, that would have won them the district championship outright. And then there was the Sickles game, when penalties prevented them from winning. Just ask Tavares Chase, who

would have scored the goahead touchdown in the third quarter, had it not been called back on a penalty. Raider fans have to be happy with the record, though: 8-3 with a playoff appearance is a big improvement over last year’s 4-6 disappointment.


If last year’s undefeated season was a good dream, then 2013 was a nightmare for the Cougars. It must be noted that their season was like an exercise of Murphy’s Law: “Any-


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+ Crest, Durant boys to square off With Thanksgiving break coming up and no athletics scheduled for the week, tonight is your last chance to catch some soccer action for a while. Fortunately, tonight’s boys game promises to be a good one. The Strawberry Crest Chargers will travel to Durant to take on the Cougars in which could be a shootout. Durant (4-2) has scored three goals in each of its three wins, and Crest (3-1-0) has scored 11 times in four games. Crest is coming off a 4-0 loss to Newsome, currently the top team in the district. Durant, on the other hand, picked up a 5-2 win against Jenkins on Tuesday night. The match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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Aliyah Gregory is probably a lock to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds this season. But playing in honor of her aunt is what’s fueling her these days.


Now that her college plans are all set, Aliyah Gregory has little left to prove on the Strawberry Crest basketball court. But, she’s playing with a stronger purpose than ever: honoring her late Auntie Nikki, a victim of domestic violence. Nicole Bush was one of Aliyah Gregory’s biggest fans. “Auntie Nikki” was very close with the Strawberry Crest basketball star, right up to her tragic death in 2011. Two years later, Gregory came up with a plan to honor her late aunt. The senior is playing her final season as a Lady Charger in Bush’s memory and linking it to a domestic violence awareness campaign she created, “Assist and Score.” “(Because) she and Nikki were so close, she actually came up with the idea for the ‘stop domestic violence’ movement,” head coach La’Tosha Lewis says. “She did it all herself.” Now committed to play for the University of Central Florida in 2014, Gregory doesn’t have much

Notes: It wasn’t the matchup for which Plant City had hoped. If you asked any player before the three-way playoff, they would have told you they already beat Gaither twice. This one was a heartbreaker, with the Gryphons pulling ahead later in the fourth quarter and eating up the Raiders’ defense — and the clock — with running back Ray Ray McCloud III.

Tone down the uniform tributes

by Justin Kline | Staff Writer

+ Keel finishes in top five in Big Easy





Aidan Keel may not have left New Orleans with a trophy, but this fourth-place finish is nothing to be upset about. His best finish of the twoday event was second place in the Mini-Max Warm-Up, where he was edged out of first by Final winner David Malukas. He still is considered one of the top five mini-max drivers in the world for his age group, though it was his final race in that category. He now will move up to Juniors and try to replicate his success against slightly older drivers.


left to prove as a high school basketball player. She knew she wanted to dedicate this season to Bush but wanted to make the most of the opportunity. The foundations for the fundraiser were laid in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when Gregory realized she could do what her aunt liked to do. “She always helped me out with fundraising and things like that,” Gregory says. “So, I figured I could do the same thing to help anybody going through the same thing that she went through.” So, she’s doing all she can to help prevent others in rough situations from meeting a similar fate.


ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER Aliyah Gregory’s campaign, “Assist and Score,” is based on the premise of $1 being donated for every point she scores this season. “You can pledge per point that I score this season, or you can just give a flat-out donation,” she says. “This is all going to go to a local domestic violence organization in Tampa.” Until the website is created, one way to donate to Gregory’s cause is to email her at You can also donate at one of Strawberry Crest’s home games this season. Her mother will be there with brochures and bracelets, and will accept donations. The Lady Chargers’ next home game will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 21, when they face East Bay High School.

Some of my favorite things about sports are the uniforms. A strong visual identity can really help a team’s personality stick out, and stick with us. For example: When I think of old-school, smash-mouth football, the first teams that come to mind are those old Oakland Raiders squads. The guys are just as bloody, dirty and taped up as anyone else, but something JUSTIN about those KLINE black and silver duds just screams intensity. It’s Phil Villapiano lighting up a running back at the line of scrimmage, or Jack “The Assassin” Tatum lying in wait for an unsuspecting receiver to catch a ball up the middle. For the record, I’m 22 years old. I just watch a lot of old game film on YouTube. My biggest bone to pick with uniforms has nothing to do with complete overhauls or other major changes. Rather, it’s the way in which our favorite teams pay tribute to a cause, person or group. Everyone has his or her own way of giving a shout-out, and I can respect that. It’s great we all want to raise awareness for someone or something, but there are just some situations in which leagues and teams go overboard. Because it’s that time of the year, a good starting point would be the Wounded Warrior Project unis that we’ve been seeing on Saturdays. I can’t get behind the way in which some universities are using the flag. And, neither can some of the troops that these schools are attempting to honor. You may have seen or heard about the “bloody flag” unis


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KLINE / PAGE 10 that Northwestern football recently wore, which have caused a big stir. Some people think the look is great. Others say it’s disrespectful. I’m siding with the latter group, because, as SB Nation’s Matt Ufford pointed out in a recent article, it directly violates the U.S. Code for representing the flag. Title 4 Chapter 8 Section (j) specifically states, “No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.” Even more widespread than the code-breaking unis is Pink-tober. I support the cause, but it’s time to tone down the amount of pink we’re seeing. It’s even creating confusion on the field, as NFL referees recently discovered with their pink penalty flags. So, kudos to Chicago Bears wideout Brandon Marshall for doing something about the pink overload in October. Marshall wore green shoes

during a game to promote mental health awareness, a cause he actively supports, and was fined $10,500 for not wearing pink. He didn’t even bat an eye. “Football is my platform, not my purpose,” he said afterward. Fining a guy for not complying with regular uniform standards is fine, but fining him because his cause isn’t the league’s cause is ridiculous. But, the shoes and the fine certainly raised awareness. His pair of green cleats sparked many debates and got people tuned in to the mental health awareness conversation. The little things like that, which do not overwhelm our eyes and cause blindness, make for the best tributes. Teams shouldn’t have to be confined to whatever a league’s governing body wants them to do. Thankfully, there are instances where teams and players have free reign. In Plant City, an example comes

from the Strawberry Crest girls basketball team. I love what they are doing this season to support teammate Aliyah Gregory and her cause: purple socks, shoes and bracelets to raise awareness about domestic violence. Gregory dedicated her senior season to her late aunt and started her own campaign to raise money and awareness for the cause. It’s not a big, gaudy exploitation of the color and the cause, as with some visual campaigns, but it’s easily noticeable from anywhere in the gymnasium and doesn’t distract anyone from the game. People will talk about it, and anyone at the home games will be able to get more information from her mother. It’s time for more teams and leagues to take a leaf out of Gregory’s book and make the game the biggest part of the visual identity. After all, the best way to honor someone or something is more about playing well than looking flashy.


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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK by Justin Kline | Staff Writer

HASSAN BAILEY When things weren’t looking good for the Plant City Raiders’ passing game Nov. 15, Hassan Bailey came up big to keep the team alive. The senior rushed for 164 yards on 23 carries and scored the Raiders’ only touchdown on an electrifying 75-yard run. You killed it out there last week. What were you feeling that night? I knew it was competition, so all we had to do was go in and execute. We did our job, even though we came up short. How much attention have you been getting from colleges? I have two offers right now: one from St. Francis, in Pennsylvania, and one from FAMU. I’m pretty sure more will come. What’s your pre-game routine? I like to take a nap before games. It takes my mind off of the situation after I’ve thought about it the whole day and gets my energy pumping. Our pregame as a team is “quiet time,” we cut off all the lights at the fieldhouse and take the time to look at the game, how we’ll approach the game. Do you play any other sports? I run track, too. What are some of your hobbies outside of football and track? I just like to eat right and lift weights. And I’m looking forward to my next sport, track, now that football’s over. What are your favorite movies? Action movies. My favorite movies are all of the “Fast and the Furious” movies.



May 31, 2011, should have been a happier time for Gregory and her family. After all, it was the day before her birthday. Instead, they received news that Bush had been killed in her Fruit Cove home. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office got the call that morning and found Bush alive, but barely. She had been shot, stabbed and beaten multiple times. She was rushed to the hospital but died there. Almost three months later, on Aug. 26, homicide detectives caught and arrested Sean Bush, her husband, after finding DNA evidence implicating him in the crime. He had a violent past — having been charged with attempted murder in 2001 — but married Nicole a year later. The loss was tough for the entire Gregory family — and especially Aliyah. “She was very involved in my life,” Gregory says. “She came to many of my games and supported me whenever I needed anything. Our families were very close.” When Gregory got back to basketball, her teammates were right there to support her. “We were there to rally around her, to tell her that everything was going to be fine,” Lewis says. “It wasn’t easy, but we just tried to lift each other up. It’s been a process, honest-

Do you do any reading outside of school? I read magazines, like Sports Illustrated. Stuff that deals with sports I’ll read, because it entertains me. Do you play any video games? I don’t have a game system, but sometimes, I play “Madden.” Sometimes, I can get good at it, when I get to play more. Well, that’s the most humble Madden answer I’ve ever heard. Who’s your NFL team? I don’t have one, but I have favorite players. My favorite player that I look up to is Champ Bailey. If I had to choose one team, I’d pick the Vikings, because of Adrian Peterson. College teams? Louisville and UGA. Georgia is where I came from, around Athens, and Louisville has a good program that I would like to be a part of.

ly, and it’s not something you’re just going to do overnight.” After giving it much thought, Gregory realized the best way to honor her aunt would be to do exactly what she would have done in a similar situation. “It would be something she would want me to do,” Gregory says. “She wouldn’t want us to mourn her death, but she would want us to help anybody going through the same thing.”


And, with that, “Assist and Score” was born. Gregory is primarily seeking pledges, in the form of $1 for every point that she scores, but is also open to accepting onetime donations. “I prefer a pledge to keep things fun,” she says. To put things into perspective, she has averaged 467.7 points per season over the past three years. She typed up a press release in October, explaining in detail exactly what she hopes to accomplish, and emailed it to whoever she could. Her talking points included some shocking statistics: According to Gregory’s research, one in every four women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in time. “A lot of people are in domestic violence situations and think it’s OK, but it’s not,” Lewis says. “It’s not something people talk about every day.” Gregory created an email address that people can use to

FOOTBALL / PAGE 10 thing that can go wrong will go wrong.” It’s tough losing senior starters in the double digits, and it’s even tougher to do so when you face a schedule like that of the 2013 Cougars. The first three weeks were marked by blowouts to Armwood, Sickles and Tampa Bay Tech. Durant seemed to find itself in its matchup with Plant City, despite losing 14-13, and followed that up with a 26-0 spanking of Gaither. Taking away those first three games, the Cougars lost all their games by a combined total of 11 points: two one-point losses, one three-point loss and a six-point loss to Newsome. This is not a bad team but a bad-luck team. Two of their three wins came by two points, though, as the offense struggled to recapture its 2012 mojo throughout the season. It was able to replicate the good-old days in its win over Gaither and the 32-30 shocker against Hillsborough. Instead, it was the defense that kept these guys alive on the field. Anchored by the play of guys such as Dontriel Perry and Gabe Brown, the Cougars fielded a feisty, ballhawking defense that could shake the quarterback’s confidence.


Usually, when a star quarterback gets injured, things don’t look good. But, in Crest’s case, they

give donations, and she says a website is currently in the works. The team also is showing support for Gregory on the court by wearing purple accessories. The Lady Chargers are wearing purple shoes, socks and silicone bracelets all season, because purple is the corresponding color for domestic violence awareness. On one side, the bracelets read “Love Shouldn’t Hurt,” and the other side reads, “End Domestic Violence.” Fans can buy the bracelets and check out some literature at all home games.


On top of the Lady Chargers’ good start, Gregory and Lewis say the word about the campaign is traveling well. “It’s going great,” Lewis says. “Everybody’s on board — the team, the school, even people from other schools in the community.” That’s keeping Gregory pleased, giving her extra fuel to go out and get buckets. She’s fast approaching a couple of milestones — 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds — and could conceivably reach them before the season’s end. She needs 570 points and 443 boards, but, in the end, that’s not what matters most. If all she does this season is honor Auntie Nikki, then she’ll be content before she goes to college. Contact Justin Kline at

got a nice surprise in Austin Carswell. Carswell took over after Tristan Hyde went down with a season-ending knee injury in the loss to Leon and helped keep this Chargers squad undefeated for an entire month. Like Plant City, these guys have improved considerably from their 2012 iteration. But, this team came so close to its first-ever playoff appearance, even holding down the top spot in the district for quite a while and looking like a tough draw for anyone. The icing on their cake seemed to be a 35-14 win over East Bay in October, when workhorse running back Chris Perez scored three touchdowns, and Josh Hyde gained 260 all-purpose yards by himself. But, everything came crashing down. It started with the 41-14 loss at Plant City and ended three days later with Crest’s elimination in the threeway playoff. All that, plus a date with Armwood, is never a good way to end a season. On the plus side, things could have been much worse had the players let Tristan Hyde’s injury dampen their spirits. He’ll be back under center in 2014 and should benefit from lining up behind a now fully-committed Cody McDaniel. Carswell did a good job filling in for Hyde and should continue to help at the wide receiver and defensive back positions. Contact Justin Kline at







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Deborah Gonzalez took this photo with her iPhone Sept. 6, above the Publix at Walden Woods. She calls it, “Prism in the Sky.” The Plant City Times & Observer, State Farm Insurance agent Tony Lee and The Corner Store have partnered to host the I Love Plant City Photo Contest. Winners will have their photo featured and receive a $10 gift certificate to The Corner Store! To enter, email your photo, along with a caption, to Editor Michael Eng,; subject line: I Love Plant City. Be sure to include your name.

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ACROSS 1 All in a twitter 5 Is friendly to felons 10 Tel ___ 14 Blood blockage 18 Drummer’s big moment 19 Prejudiced sort 20 Subject of the Middle Ages 21 Witness stand statement 22 Cut and dried thing 23 Where an elated person walks 24 Fluorescent bulb filler 25 Wound from a boxer 26 Simple swimming stroke 28 Apply pressure to 30 Wet behind the ___ (inexperienced) 31 Lock 33 Preceding night 34 Harmony 37 Highly praise 39 Employed a shiv 43 Events with roast pigs 44 Some wrinkles 47 Geneva-based workers grp. 48 Liberal ___ 49 Portico in Greek architecture 51 Turner of filmdom 52 Worry 53 Adam’s donation 54 One who believes in a plurality of gods 58 Stop being stubborn 59 Dampness 62 Unable to hold water 63 Kentucky attraction 64 Island that’s no island 65 Biological grouping 66 One of 12 at a trial

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