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August 2013

It’s About the Patient The First Academy Names New Baseball Coach

Parent’s “Fit Ground” Residential Real Estate Spotlight


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GRove New State-of-the-Art Family Medicine Practice Now Open Family Medicine at Fowler Groves is a brand new practice, conveniently located in the Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves. With a combined 50 years of experience, Amira Elsayed, MD and Andrew Dauer, DO of Family Medicine at Fowler Groves provide compassionate and comprehensive care,

Andrew Dauer, DO

Board-certified osteopathic family physician

specializing in acute and chronic illness treatment, preventive care, well-woman and well-child exams (from age 6), health screenings and testing, physical examinations and minor surgery.

Amira Elsayed, MD Board-certified family physician

3131 Daniels Road, Suite 106, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | 407.877.0616 office | 407.877.0661 fax | www.TheGroveDocs.com

Accepting New Patients from Age 6 • Early, Late and Same-Day Appointments Available

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around the garden The Photographs of B.P. Hannon Winter Garden Public Library

Professional photographer B.P. Hannon documented the people, places and events of Winter Garden via thousands of images taken from 1959 through 1974. Parades, dances, aerial vistas and sporting events are just some of the pieces in this priceless visual memoir. Photographs will be on display at the Winter Garden Library, 805 East Plant St., Winter Garden through August 18, 2013.

Orange County Parks Hosts 5K at Chapin Station A family 5K is planned for September 7 on the West Orange Trail as part of the Orange County Parks 5KSeries. Presented by Bright House Networks, Arabian Nights and Magic 107.7 FM radio, it will be held at Chapin Station on the West Orange Trail, 501 Crown Point Cross Road, Winter Garden. Check in starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. To register online for the race, visit OrangeCountyParks.net and click on the 5K icon. Races are for all ages, and awards are based on age groups. The cost is $20 for participants ages 15 and older, $10 for ages 5-14 and free for children under 4. 4 | August 2013 WinterGardenMag.com

Poker Run to Benefit Police Athletic League

Blood Drive Planned at American Legion Post 3

“Thunder in the Garden,” a charity poker run to benefit the Winter Garden Police Athletic League is planned for Saturday, August 31. Participant cost is $25 per rider, $15 per passenger or $25 per car. All vehicles are welcome.

The American Legion Post 63 hold a blood drive every other month. The next drive is scheduled for August 30 from 1 - 7 p.m.

Registration includes an event t-shirt, one poler hand and one lunch. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Winter Garden Village at Fowler’s Grove. Kickstands will go up 9 a.m. and the ride will finish at Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson in Clermont. Register online at www.wgpal. org. For more information, contact James Cox at 407 276-1438 or Scott Allen at 407 877-4875. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle.

Donors will receive a free wellness check and cholesterol screening. A free Fandango movie voucher will also be given to all donors. Outback Steakhouse is offering a free steak dinner to all who donate twice between now and September 30. The Bloodmobile will be parked at the American Legion Post 63 building located next to the Winter Garden Police Station on Plant Street in Winter Garden.

West Orange High Class of 1993

Free Couponing Class Learn to save money and have fun at the free couponing class presented by the Simple Truth foundation and hosted at Next Community Church . The church is located at 13640 W. Colonial Drive in Winter Garden. This class will take place on Saturday August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Call Pam at 407 654-9661 for more information.

The West Orange High School Class of 1993 is planning a Royal Caribbean cruise to Nassau, Bahamas and CocoCay from Oct 18-21. For specific cruise information, contact vacation specialist Danielle Johnston at DanielleJohnston@rccl. com or 800 456-3595. The Group ID # is: 99211265.


contents Lakeview Class of 1973 Reunion

Admission is $10 at the door and includes an LHS ‘73 wristband, which is good fro discounted pricing on dinner, drinks and appetizers at Pilars and Al Fresco’s Restaurant.

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The reunion committee is asking for help in contacting classmates and spreading the word. Send contact information for any past student to Rick Bullington at Rick@CentralFloridaTapping.com

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The class of 1973 invites all Lakeview students , coaches and faculty to its 40th reunion on September 14. The reunion will be held at Pilars Martini bar in Winter Garden from 7:00 p.m. to close.

The First Academy | new baseball coach

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RSVP to the Pilars Martini Facebook page with the total number of guests. For out-of-town classmates, the Edgewater Hotel across from Pilars will offer discounted rates for the reunion.

Food Trucks & Movie in the Park Enjoy Food Truck Friday&Movie in the Park the 3rd Friday of each month at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Dr, Ocoee, from 6-9p.m. August 16 features Oz the Great and Powerful at 8:15p.m. Food trucks will offer gourmet treats like Cupcakes, Barbecue, KrispyKreme, Hamburgers, Cuban Sandwiches and Fish. For information call Ocoee Parks and Recreation at 407 905-3180 or visit www.Ocoee.org.

You’re Invited! Want to invite your neighbors to your next event? Please send event notices to WinterGardenMag @ gmail.com. Please be sure to include contact information. High-resolution photos or event flyers are also accetped. Events should be open to the public.

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Scott Grove Joins The First Academy As Head Varsity Baseball Coach After establishing the baseball program at Timber Creek High School in 2001, Scott Grove is headed to The First Academy as Head Varsity Baseball Coach. Grove coached Timber Creek’s Wolves to tremendous success.

Before his time at Timber Creek, Coach Grove spent 4 years at Colonial High School compiling a 93-32 record and led the Call 8A Grenadiers to the state championship game in 2000. In addition, Coach Grove has received numerous coaching honors, including the FACA Coach of the Year award in 2010. As a player, Scott enjoyed a Since 2010, his team has been successful playing career and spent ranked nationally twice, won 3 dis- 9 years with the Atlanta Brave and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. trict championships, had 3 regional Coach Grove is eager to begin final appearances, 2 regional cham- his time at the First Academy. “I am pionships an 2 final four appearanc- excited about the opportunity to es.

Because “flu” is not a good look on you.

Scott Grove continue to develop quality baseball players by assisting them in growing their athletic abilities as well as their relationships with each other and Christ.” |

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13 Years of Trusted Service by Elise Carter

With nearly a century of combined experience helping residents of Winter Garden and West Orange County, owner B.Jo Accordino along with Elizabeth Hensley and Vicki Hardy (formerly of Windermere Insurance Agency) remain committed to bringing you the best insurance coverage and service at the best price for your individual needs.

Elizabeth Hensley, B.Jo Accordino, Vicki Hardy

“I’ve been an insurance agent in the Orlando area since 1979,” explains owner B.Jo Accordino. “I first worked with national direct writing companies as a captive agent. In 2000, I partnered with a local Independent Agency - Windermere Insurance Agency - and set up a separate office in Winter Garden” After just four years, B. Jo bought out her partners and became the sole owner of West Orange Insurance Agency. “We will be celebrating our 13th Anniversary this summer and have grown with Winter Garden as it has grown over the last decade. Winter Garden has so much to offer and we enjoy being a part of the community.”

West Orange Insurance specializes in personal lines of insurance: Auto, Home, Boat, RV, Umbrella & Motorcycles. B.Jo says, “As an independent agent, we contract with many companies to find the right fit for each policyholder. We do the shopping for you. Insurance may not be the most exciting or glamorous purchase that you’ll make, so we try to make it easy for you.” B.Jo, Elizabeth and Vicki pride themselves on service. “We enjoy getting to know you and are happy to answer your questions to find solutions for the risks you face.” Stop by the office or give B.Jo, Elizabeth or Vicki a call today. They’ll be happy to review your current situation.

West Orange Insurance

14101 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL 34787 407 905-5080 Fax: 407 905-5083 Email: Info@WestOrangeIns.com www.WestOrangeIns.com

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Dr. Shene Allen M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey H. Feld M.D.

Dr. Douglas E. Gearity M.D.

Jennifer Ivy A.R.N.P., C.N.M.

Linda Peterson P.A. -C.

Established in 2001 by Dr. Douglas Gearity,

M.D., The Women’s Center specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology and In Office Procedures. The practice offers minimally invasive surgical procedures including: Tubal Sterilization (Essure), Endometrial Ablations, Urodynamics and Pelvic Floor Therapy, and a full range of gynecological and obstetric services. Sonographers are also available for Pelvic/Trans vaginal and Obstetric Ultrasounds. Serving Greater Orlando with seven offices including Ocoee and Clermont most commercial insurances are accepted. For expectant mothers, we offer Glamour Shot Ultrasounds of the baby at every visit, prenatal classes are offered twice a month and we deliver exclusively with Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.

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Ocoee Office

10,000 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 395 Inside the Health Central Hospital, 3rd Floor Ocoee Providers: Dr. Jeffrey H. Feld Dr. Shene Dozier- Allen Jennifer Ivy, A.R.N.P., C.N.M.

Clermont Office

1715 E. Hwy 50, Clermont, 34711 Clermont Providers: Dr. Jeffrey H. Feld Dr. Shene Dozier-Allen Linda Peterson, P.A.-C.

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real estate & lifestyle

Renters Need Realtors®, Too Combine lots of empty foreclosures, lots of free online portals, and lots of people in need of rental housing, and you’ve got rich ground for con artists who fraudulently pose as real estate agents and

who claims to be a real estate agent or a property manager. In Florida, any individual who receives compensation to provide real estate services on behalf of another must be licensed. You can confirm that someone is a valid real estate licensee by going to the Florida Department of Business and Professional website at www.myfloridalicense.com then clicking on "Verify A License.” Don’t forget that a true real estate professional will be happy to provide their license information and additional identification; resistance The assistance of a licensed real estate to your request to do so is a red flag. professional in your search for a rental home can prevent you from becoming Renters in the Orlando area can also confirm that a real estate licensee a rental-scan victim. is a REALTOR®, which means the property managers in order to ply licensee is a member in good standtheir schemes on potential tenants. ing of the National Association of Who better to recognize and unREALTORS®, Florida REALTORS®, cover these frauds than a true real and the Orlando Regional REALestate professional? Use a REALTOR® Association. TOR® to help you find your next rental home, and they may just help What’s the best way to avoid falling you from becoming the next victim prey to a rental scam? Employ the of a rental scam. services of a licensed REALTOR® or But then how do you know a real property manager to assist you in estate professional is who they say your search for a rental home. they are? Some scammers go to Real estate licensees have more than enormous lengths to assume the knowledge of market-appropriappearance an authentic real estate ate rates and contract-negotiation professional — from creating letterskills. They have the experience head and websites to full-on idennecessary to recognize and react tity theft — and uncovering these to an illegitimate rental in order to sophisticated criminals can require prevent you from becoming yet anFBI-level detective skills. other victim of rental scam. However, there are a few with permission.Orlando Regional Realtor ground-level steps you can take to Reprinted Assoc. All rights reserved. validate the identity of someone

Winter Garden Home For Rent Bay Isle on Black Lake $2750 p/month

Spacious 4 Bedrooms/ 3.5 Baths Master on main, Lakeview, Stone Fireplace, Open Floorplan, Loft, Many extras. Appointment Only Call: Linda Stern, Broker 407 3762434 Email: Linda@FlaOrlando.com The Stern Group Professiona RE Services www.FlaOrlando.com

Winter Garden Real Estate Spotlight 34787 07/01/20130-008/01/2013 Active Listings: 179 List Price Range: $39,950 - $2,299,000 Sold: 80 Highest Resale: $959,000 5 Bdrm/ 5 Baths - 4204 SF 14441 Isleview Dr., 34787 Isles of Lake Hancock Information per MidFlorida Region MLS

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Air & Heat Services: • Same day repair services • $79.95 annual maintenance programs • Low price system replacements/ upgrades • Ductwork replacement/repairs • Insulation • Indoor air quality • Financing available

10% discount when you mention this ad. Call: 407.895.7075 License # CAC1816227

OCA exists to provide Opportunity, build Community, maximize Ability for individuals with Autism and other disabilities. OCA offers extracurricular recreational activities for school-age children in the following programs:

After School Camps Saturday events Therapy Adult Vocational training Special Olympics

Call or email for more information shaas@gooca.org or 407-808-7837 www.gooca.org

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Playgrounds

The Parent’s “Fit-Grounds”

Ever wonder just how you are going to add the much needed workout into your already crazy life? Why not make playtime, your time! In our busy parenting lives, it can truly be a challenge to get our much needed workout on the top of the to-do list. And with summer break still in session let’s keep the kids happy too!

right, return to ‘V’ position for just a beat, then cross your right calf over your left to complete for a count of one. Repeat this 12-15 more times. Trainers tip: keep your core muscles contracted throughout the whole set of 12-15 repetitions while keeping the swing still.

In between this, and every exercise, run around the equipment area Before the sun gets too hot, grab again or go on to actually pump the kids and head to one of the your legs and swing! This is a great beautiful Winter Garden parks for way to keep up your heart rate and a playground workout. But before really burn those calories. heading out, remember these preparation steps: • Sunscreen for everyone! • Lots of water. • Snacks for the kids as well as Mom and Dad. • Blanket or towel for stretching or a well-deserved post-workout rest with the kids. Begin your fitness routine with a few laps around the equipment area and if your children are of appropriate age, ask them to join you. Once you have your heart rate up a bit begin with the swings!

Swing Scissors: (targets the ab-

dominal region) Sitting on a swing, hold the chains, lean back to approximately 45 degrees. Extend your legs straight out in front of you with your feet together and toes pointed. Open legs slightly to form a ‘V’, then cross your left calf over your

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breathe through each repetition and keep your abdominal muscles contracted. Concentrate on the backs of the arms, making your triceps do the work, as opposed to the shoulders.

Lateral Step Leg Lift: (targets

hips, outer thighs, glutes) Stand alongside a step so its on your right side and place your foot on it; rest hands on hips. Press through your right foot to raise yourself up until your right leg straightens, as you simultaneously extend your left leg to the side with foot flexed. Start again with your left foot planted on the ground. Repeat 12-15 times and then repeat with the opposite leg. Trainers tip: keep your shoulders back and down, abdominal muscles engaged, head up.

There are many more great exercises that may be completed at any area playground. Your job is to find your favorite one, and be consistent with your physical activity, even on your busiest days. The key to your personal fit physique is making that commitment. That’s a gift worth Bench Dips: (targets triceps) Sit giving to ourselves, and our family! on a bench and grip the edge with your hands shoulder width apart. Scoot off the bench, extend your legs in front of you, bending your knees slightly. Bending your elbows and lowering your bottom a few inches off the ground, while keeping your back straight and close to the bench, press back up until your arms are straight, but elbows are still slightly Jackie Vega, RDN is a Health & Wellness relaxed; not locked. Repeat 12-15 Educator, Personal Trainer & Nutritionist. times. Trainers tip: Remember to Call her at 407 353-6927 WinterGardenMag.com August 2013 | 11


Just Sold

Largovista Drive | $399,900 | 3,457 Sq.Ft. 4 Bedrooms 4/1 Baths | 3 Days on Market Johns Landing S/D List Broker: Keller Williams Classic Realty Selling Broker: Repro Realty Inc.

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English Lake Dr. | $410,000 | 3,252 Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths | 5 Days on Market Westfield Lakes S/D List Broker: Coldwell Banker Residential Selling Broker: ReMax 200 Realty


Call Today for your Free No Obligation Value Analysis.

Multi-Million Dollar Producers 8 year Winter Garden Residents Selling Winter Garden since 2004

And you’ll never pay 6% Commission! Who better knows Winter Garden than someone who lives here!

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The Stern Group

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