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West Orange-area teams earn playoff berths. PAGE 17

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Daddy-daughter date night Oasis Community Church and Lake Whitney Elementary School both rolled out the red carpet for some special West Orange dads and daughters at their respective dances. SEE PAGES 12-13.

YOUR TOWN CULVER’S OWNER VISITS WINTER GARDEN

The Winter Garden Culver’s had a special guest last week when Craig Culver, right, visited the new store on West Colonial Drive. He met employees, interacted with diners and enjoyed a cup of frozen custard with the owner, Tim Coleman. Culver started the chain in 1984 in Wisconsin. He combined a love for his mother’s hamburgers with his favorite childhood treat, fresh frozen custard. His favorite item? The ButterBurger with nothing on it — so he can taste the quality.

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Ocoee leaders are looking to curb panhandling in certain areas due to public-safety issues and currently are drafting an ordinance that will propose some new rules. SEE STORY PAGE 4

Ocoee considers 43 homes on Silver Star Road Developer Avex Homes hopes to break ground later this year, with home construction beginning in April or May 2018.

Tip-jar thieves strike eateries Ocoee businesses are taking more precautions for the sake of their employees who fall victim to tip thieves.

GABBY BAQUERO STAFF WRITER OCOEE Ocoee could add 43 single-family homes on Silver Star Road after a planned-unit development receives the final approvals needed to begin site construction. On Feb. 7, commissioners approved the proposed development’s first reading. However, the date for the second reading is yet to be determined, because Orange County Public Schools will need to convene

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ARTS & CULTURE

GABBY BAQUERO STAFF WRITER OCOEE No one likes a thief — much

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Britney Bouknight, left, and Sweet Jessie’s Homemade Ice Cream owner Jessica Pollack are looking forward to having a new tip jar, which will be attached to the counter.

less one who steals hard-earned tips from young employees. And after recent events, Sweet Jessie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Franco’s Pizza have begun to employ tactics to decrease their chances of losing money to tipjar thieves. SEE TIP JARS PAGE 4

West Orange High School to stage “Shrek: The Musical.”

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KIDS NIGHT OUT 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Parents can enjoy a night out while their children have fun with the Winter Garden Parks & Recreation Department. Dinner is provided. The program is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $12 for residents, $15 for others. Pre-register at (407) 656-4155. NINTH ANNUAL ORLANDO HOME & GARDEN SHOW Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Orange County Convention Center, Hall NB, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Get started on home improvements this spring with ideas, exhibits and expert speakers. Admission is $9 for 17 and older, free for 16 and younger, $7

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for seniors 65 and older and free for active duty military. For seminar details, showtechnology.com/event/orange-countyhome-garden-show/#itemcustom. SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at West Orange Seniors, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee. Singers perform at area health centers. There is no charge. (407) 5924498 or westorangeseniors. yolasite.com.

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ALOHA LUAU DANCE PARTY 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. Includes snacks, a dance party, hula lessons, tribal body art and a special appearance by The Wayfinder. Tickets are $15 per child, and a portion of the proceeds go to the WGHF. Reserve a spot at wgpanache@ gmail.com.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, starting at the town of Oakland maintenance facility, 50 E. Gulley Ave. The town and the Coalition of Churches are partnering for a clean-up day. The town will provide all necessary supplies. (407) 656-1117. MARDI GRAS 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. No need to go to New Orleans; celebrate Mardi Gras right here with festive crafts. Registration requested. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323. MILK AND COOKIES WITH A COP 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Take the children to meet local police officers for cookies and milk. A time for kids to interact with officers in a fun an informative environment. Sponsored by the Winter Garden Police Department. (407) 835-7323. ORISIRISI AFRICAN FOLKLORE 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the West Oaks Mall, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Share the beauty of African life and culture through a unique

folkloric performance filled with drumming, dance and storytelling. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323. WINTER GARDEN BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the downtown Winter Garden pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave. The festival pairs the hottest blues and roots musicians with award-winning local barbecue connoisseurs. Entertainment features Souliz Band at 4 p.m., TC Carr and the Bolts with Josh Nelms at 6 and Damon Fowler at 8. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; no coolers or pets. Admission is free; beer and barbecue are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. wintergardenfl.gov or (407) 656-4155.

MONDAY, FEB. 20

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Learn presentation concepts and terminology. Learn how to create a basic presentation by using templates, text and picture files. Use various formatting tools to enhance the look and feel of your presentation. For adults. (407) 835-7323.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21

MY FIVE SENSES 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Touch, see, hear, smell and taste. Explore the wonders of your five senses while walking through interactive stations that will put your senses to work. Ages 2 to 4. For more information, call (407) 835-7323. SOMETHING ABOUT PRESIDENTS 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Celebrate Presidents’ Day by learning all about who they are, what the great ones accomplished and who got their faces on our money. Ages 6 to 12. For more information, call (407) 8357323.

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Bella Room The 45-and-older crowd is the target of a new supper club and entertainment venue opening in Winter Garden, the Bella Room, which has been reimagined by new owner John Natoli.

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s a lifelong musician, John Natoli has worked with some of the biggest supper-club names — Tony Bennett, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton. Now he’s ready to open a similar place of his own in Winter Garden. “I’m bringing back the old Rainbow Room/Copacabana type of feel,” Natoli said, calling his new venture “a place for the contemporary adult.” After purchasing the Bella Room on West Colonial Drive earlier this year, he got to work, stripping out the harsh lighting and installing crystal chandeliers, incorporating white chiffon drapery around the room to reflect the light, refurbishing the kitchen and bar area, putting in a $50,000 sound system and reworking the stage. Natoli is holding a free soft opening from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and music lovers can see the improvements he has made to the facility. The Bella Room offers a choice of six appetizers, a personal selection of wines and Budweiser on tap. Natoli opened several such venues up north and said his small menu was a success. He plans to open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays starting at the end of the month. There will be six sandwich choices, a few salads and tables set up for two or four. Natoli’s sons are in charge of the lunch crowd. His daughter is a caterer, as well.

“Bella means beautiful, and I’m trying to make this a beautiful room.” — John Natoli

The Bella Room’s new owner is excited about the musical opportunities at his latest establishment. He has been in the digital music business for more than 20 years and is eager to try it out with the local crowd. He is able to take all the parts of an orchestra and electronically put them together to create a live sound. “With digital music, it sounds like 60 people, but there are just three,” he said. “There are maybe 100 people in this country who can do what I do.” The arranger is in his office daily at 5:30 a.m. to write and create variations to popular songs. In his “This is Broadway” live performance, 26 stage shows are featured, from “Phantom of the Opera” to “Jersey Boys” to “Les Misérables.” Shows are performed Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. The ticket price of $25 includes appetizers and one drink, an hour of dancing, an hour of Vegas-style music and the twohour Broadway show. Friday night is dance night, and the cost is $25 a couple for two glasses of wine and a platter of hors d’oeuvres. The venue holds 225 seated guests, plus 20 at the bar. Natoli said his Bella Room will cater to a 45-and-older crowd. “What we want is for people, with their girlfriend or wife, maybe a few couples, to make this a place to have a good time,” Natoli said. “If they want Big Band, I can play that for two hours straight. You want oldies? I was with Dick Clark Productions for years. Do you want a tango? I can play you a tango.” He recently met four musicians looking for a place to play, so they will play Latin jazz on Thursdays. He has received calls for several quinceañeras in March. “Every day is something new here,” Natoli said.

Left: John Natoli is bring the supper-club concept to the venue.

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Also called electronic music composition, digital music is created electronically when an arranger takes all the musical parts of an orchestra, adds them to the parts being played on the stage and combines them with sophisticated software that turns it into a united performance musically. The sophisticated sampling of every instrument, including 25 different sounding drum sets, creates a realism of sounds and allows the arranger to modify them into a unique live performing composition.

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He already is planning to tap into the convention business along International Drive, offering a Wednesday night dinner and two-hour show. AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE

Central Florida sees 10,000 weddings each year, Natoli said; he’s only asking for 48. He is advertising the Bella Room as a wedding destination and offers a package that includes a photographer, wedding coordinator, reception, three-hour wedding-party cruise on his brother’s yacht, and a thumb drive of candid photos taken by ceiling-mounted cameras during the reception. “I don’t want to be status quo,” Natoli said. “I’m for those who want to be practical. If you want your people to come here and have a good time and have good food and be comfortable, I offer affordable elegance.” He is planning a wedding expo from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, and plans to invite only local businesses, including dress shops, tuxedo-rental stores, jewelry stores and bakeries. A LIFE IN MUSIC

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first to discuss school capacity in the area. The 10.91-acre site, which currently sits vacant with pine trees, is situated on the south side of Silver Star Road, east of Johio Shores Road and west of Good Homes Road. Eric Marks, the president of developer Avex Homes, estimates site construction will begin in the fourth quarter, with home construction starting in April or May 2018. The homes, which will offer four to five floor plans with three elevations each, should be ready for move-in by September 2018. “There will be some amenities — parks and open space, those kinds of things,” Marks said. “We haven’t programmed the amenities yet, so it’s to be determined.” The community will have a single access point on Silver Star Road and have a 6-foot buffer wall along Silver Star Road with a fence enclosing the rest of the perimeter. The homes, Marks added, likely will range from the low $200s to high $200s. “We’re excited to get it going,” Marks said. “Hopefully, by the third quarter, we should be starting to sell.”

“There will be some amenities — parks and open space, those kinds of things. We haven’t programmed the amenities yet, so it’s to be determined.” — Eric Marks, president of Avex Homes

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Ocoee also delivered its 2017 State of the City report on Feb. 7. Commissioners presented a video highlighting accomplishments made in 2016 and the progress and growth it expects to make in 2017. n With the help of bonds totaling $40 million, the downtown revitalization plans will be funded without raising taxes. n City Center West Orange, a $150 million development located on the shores of Lake Venice, broke ground. The 60-acre project will feature a 122-room hotel, more than 172,000 square feet of shopping, restaurant and retail space, and 480 condo units. n Xerox opened a new SunPass service center in the former location of Sears within the 20-year-old West Oaks Mall. n The fire department received new trucks to replace older units and partnered with American Red Cross and 35 citizen volunteers to install 157 free smoke alarms in two mobile-home communities. n Ocoee received a $50,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which will be used to build new multi-use ball fields, picnic and parking facilities on a 4.5-acre, city-owned site between Montgomery Road and California Avenue. Contact Gabby Baquero at gbaquero@orangeobserver. com.

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Carolyn Clark, a homeless woman who panhandles at the intersection of Ocoee-Apopka and East Fullers Cross roads, is one of the individuals who could be affected by Ocoee’s proposed panhandling ordinance.

A MATTER OF SAFETY Editor’s note: This is the first story in an ongoing series on panhandling and homelessness in West Orange County. Calling it a public safety issue, Ocoee city leaders and the Ocoee Police Department are looking to adopt an ordinance that sets limits on panhandling. Citing their constituents’ repeated concerns over an increase in panhandling within the city, commissioners agreed to consider a panhandling ordinance during the Jan. 26 meeting. “We’ve had a lot of complaints about it, so we’re trying to see what we can do and can’t do,” said Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, who preferred to withhold further comment until he sees the ordinance. The potential new law, which is being modeled after Winter Garden’s own panhandling ordinance, is being drafted by a city attorney presently and will be ready for scrutiny in the coming weeks. Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Steve McCosker, who has read the

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first draft, stressed the ordinance will not create a ban on panhandling but rather will provide police much-needed guidelines to handle panhandlers. “The ordinance that has been proposed will actually just require the person to go ahead and register as a panhandler, and at that time, they’ll get the ordinance so they can see what the rules are,” McCosker said. “And then, also, if they want to panhandle on private property, it’ll require them to speak to the property owner or get written permission for that.” McCosker emphasized the growing need of a law on panhandling in light of the existing void on the issue and the numerous development projects the city is pursuing. “With the growth that we’ve seen and knowing the type of growth the city is looking to do, I think we all could probably agree that’s it’s going to be a more conducive type of atmosphere for panhandling if we set rules of what’s acceptable and what’s not,” he said. As it stands, Ocoee doesn’t

Tip jars stolen An incident report from Ocoee police also detailed a theft that occurred at Sobik’s Subs Dec. 27. The establishment had $10 stolen by a lady who had ordered a sandwich and taken the tip tray with her to the restroom. But the latest theft involves Sweet Jessie’s Homemade Ice Cream, which lost $20 to $40 in tips Feb. 3 courtesy of two thieves seen on surveillance footage. The shop was busy that evening, and it happened quickly, explained Britney Bouknight — an employee who heard the story from the two employees working that night. One employee left to go wash her hands once the line died down, while the second went to the back of the shop. The minute the second employee turned around, Bouknight said, the employee heard the change inside the jar jingle. When she turned back around, she saw two teens take off running and laughing. “They did not care at all,” Bouknight said. “It’s happened four times, but it’s usually these other

have any laws on panhandling. However, there still exists traffic laws that address the practice, albeit indirectly, he added. “There isn’t a panhandling law, per se, but they do have other restrictions,” McCosker said. “You can’t go on the median and just hold your sign up and say you want a donation for a church, or because you need to get food, because there are actual traffic laws against that. And as far as private property, that really is up to the property owner to decide at this time, at least without an ordinance.” He suggested this proposed ordinance would enhance public safety, a sentiment with which District 2 Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen agrees. Wilsen, who also works for the West Orange Christian Service Center in Ocoee, said she does not support panhandling because she views the practice as a “quick fix” that people struggling with poverty need not resort to, given the array of social service agencies eager to help. “I cringe when I see people collecting money in the middle of the highway or the median where they’re walking up and down stopping cars and weaving in traffic to collect money,” Wilsen said. “I find that very unsafe.” However, the ordinance won’t affect only poor people, McCosker said. Church groups, sports teams and other groups occasionally solicit donations at busy intersections, as well. “The ordinance will just go ahead and establish some safety rules to keep both the general public and the panhandlers safe, especially in this day and age we live in where people, unfortunately, text and drive and things of that nature,” McCosker said. “And again, it’s not targeted at homeless people or people who are down on their luck. It’s targeted to any organization that wants to just solicit a donation.” Contact Gabby Baquero at gbaquero@orangeobserver.com.

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little kids stealing maybe $1 to $2, nothing serious.” Owner Jessica Pollack decided to report the theft this time, because it was a higher amount and both employees working that night had seen the tip thieves skulking around beforehand. “The businesses around here need to know what’s going on,” Pollack said. “They just need to be cautious and keep an eye out, because if it’s happening to us, it’s probably happening to others.” Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Steve McCosker advised local businesses to try securing their tip or donation jars and to empty them regularly to reduce the opportunity for thieves to take advantage. Franco’s Pizza, which had $40 to $50 stolen in December, began emptying its tip jar routinely. Kaylee Nix, the 16-year-old daughter of the owner, was working that day. “There was a lady that was in here and she had a little boy with her who was maybe 2 years old,” Nix said. “She was acting

“… if it’s happening to us, it’s probably happening to others. I mean I know someone hit Franco’s too. The community needs to be aware, and other local businesses.” — Jessica Pollack, owner of Sweet Jessie’s Ice Cream Shop

extremely suspicious, and we even had a couple other customers say something about her because she would actually come up here to the front and leave her child in the dining room and ask the people who were sitting next to her if they could watch her child really quickly.” Nix and another employee were both in the dining area at one point. When she returned to the counter, the tip jar had only a couple of dollars left, but when she had last seen it, it was filled. By the time she realized what happened, the lady was gone. “I was so mad; I almost cried,” Nix said. “We were both pretty upset about it and just thinking like how could somebody do that?” Now, Nix she keeps her tips in her apron and empties the tip jar immediately after someone throws some cash in it. Pollack has ordered another tip jar that will be attached to the counter. Not all was lost, however. As knowledge of the incident spread via Facebook, local residents showed their support for the employees. In five days, the regular patrons and strangers had donated about $70. Contact Gabby Baquero at gbaquero@orangeobserver.com.

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In response to a developer’s request to build 12 homes on Dillard Street, Winter Garden city leaders approved the rezoning for 2.29 acres of property during the Feb. 9 commission meeting. The development proposal from Avex Homes originally asked for 22 homes, some of which would have been town houses. However, the developer nixed the town homes and reduced its proposal to 12 after seeing resident opposition at community meetings. If all goes well in subsequent readings, the homes will be ready for move-in in the first quarter of 2018, said Eric Marks, president of Avex Homes. At present, Marks estimates the homes will range between 2,200 and 2,800 square feet, not including porches or garages. The homes will come with three floor plans and three different elevations for each floor plan. The homes will also be outfitted with a 400-square-foot garage, six of which will be allowed to have granny flats. With the 20-footwide driveway, each home will be able to hold four cars. The public right-of-way also will have 12 extra parking spaces. “They’ll probably be from

$350,000 or more, and I could see getting into the $500,000 easily,” Marks said, referring to the homes’ base prices. “It’s a really unique site in a great location, and there’s just nothing like that. No way to reproduce that, and if you look at the market for houses in walking distance from Dillard Street to the main street of Winter Garden, there really isn’t much for sale because it’s a great place to live.” The estimated $8 to $10 million development will have an entrance on Dillard Street and Division Street, Marks said. Neither a buffer wall or community amenities will be included on the property, which previously hosted a hospital that was demolished more than a decade ago. “The site is too tight for community amenities and, actually, the city of Winter Garden and its main street is the amenity,” Marks said. “There’s also a big ballpark right down the street. That was what was so appealing about the site —  you have all this natural infrastructure that the city’s built surrounding us within easy biking distance or in a golf cart or even walking.” Avex Homes hopes to break ground on the model by the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of 2017.

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though car-seat checks are always in high demand, only licensed professionals have the authorization to verify the correct installation and use of a car seat. During a check, the licensed professional will check harnesses and the parts of the seat, and also make sure there haven’t been any recalls. “They observe the seat as it came in to identify potential misuse,” Johns said. “It’s an educational service — not an installation service. We want to have (parents) learn all the things they need to know so when they have to take the car seat out, they can put it back in correctly.” Contact Brittany Gaines at bgaines@orangeobserver. com.

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“In a cartoon, anything is possible, so to translate that to stage is tricky,” said Tara Whitman, associate director of the school’s theater department and director of the department’s upcoming show, “Shrek: The Musical.” “It required a lot of interesting and unique set needs,” she said. When it was time for the department to choose its musical for the 2016-17 season, Whitman said choosing “Shrek” was an easy choice. “We knew it would be a crowddrawer,” she said. “It tells the story of the first (“Shrek”) movie but with added music. It’s a beautiful score and a funny script.” The musical is the second show Whitman has directed as the department’s associate director, and it’s an experience she’s enjoying despite the challenges. “I love working with the highschoolers,” Whitman said. “It’s a lot of work, but my mentality is that it’s got to get done.” When senior Ellie Roddy heard the department had chosen “Shrek: The Musical” as this

year’s show, she was thrilled. “When I was 8 or 9, I was on a trip to New York City, and it was the first show that I ever saw,” she said. “After seeing Fiona, I always wanted to play her.” Roddy got her wish and will be playing Fiona during both shows on Saturday, Feb. 18. “I love Fiona because she’s not an ordinary princess,” Roddy said. “She doesn’t care what others think; she lets loose. It’s just fun.” The role of Shrek went to sophomore Sam Marzella. “It was the part I was going for,” he said. “It’s such a good part. I love the aspect that he’s a hero but not. It’s almost like playing a villain as a protagonist.” But playing the role of Shrek requires a lengthy transformation process. Marzella must sit in the makeup chair for nearly two hours as Shrek’s ears and nose are glued on and his entire head is painted green. In the midst of the challenges of creating a dragon and castle from a fairy tale, “Shrek: The Musical” also required a large cast. In addition to more than 30 high-schoolers, the produc-

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tion also required about 25 children. But getting the community involved in the school’s shows always has been a goal of the department, Whitman said. “It’s neat to get them in from the community,” she said. “It’s something we try to do at least once a season — open our doors to the community.” But the large cast, over-the-top set and crazy costumes are just part of the fun of theater. “I love the realness of it,” Marzella said about being part of the school’s theater program. “You don’t know what’s going to happen.” Contact Brittany Gaines at bgaines@orangeobserver.com.

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For the last five years, Winter Garden has brought Southern soul to life with an annual festival held downtown. Saturday marks the city’s sixth annual Blues and BBQ Festival, which could be one of the largest one yet. More than 10 vendors will be filling the air with the smell of barbecue during the festival, including Grandma’s BBQ, Ellie Lou’s BBQ, Uncle Eddies BarB-Q, 4Rivers Smokehouse and Orlando Jerk. “It’s our first time participating in this, but we’ve checked out the previous years, and it’s aways been a great turnout,” said Courtney Conner, of Black Market Ribs. “The vendors have always sold out food, so that’s a good sign.” And when it comes to barbecue, everyone has a different way of cooking their meats, from different rubs and spices to various types of sauces. And with each variation comes different flavors. “Everything we do with a dry rub,” Conner said. “A lot of people like it that way, but other people don’t. It’s whatever your preference is.” And with more than 10 barbecue vendors, this year’s festival will boast a wide variety of meat. “(Our barbecue is) a tribute to every region — Kansas style, Memphis style, Carolina style,” said Leigh Doyle, vice president of Ellie Lou’s BBQ. “It’s a tribute to barbecue from around the country.” But the festival isn’t just about the barbecue. It’s also about the music. Three different blues performers — Souliz, TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue, and the Damon Fowler Group — will each take turns serenading the crowd with soulful blues music throughout the evening’s festivities. Souliz is relatively new to the blues scene, but after winning first place at the Suncoast Blues Challenge in September, the band competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis last week. They placed second at the competition out of nearly 120 blues bands from across the world. With that win and a CD set for release this year, the group is WINTER GARDEN

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eager to become part of Florida’s festival circuit. “We’re looking forward to the festival,” said the band’s founder Tony Fullwood, who plays bass. “It should be a good time. We just enjoy playing together.” TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue featuring Josh Nelms will take the stage after Souliz. Carr got his start playing harmonica and became well known throughout the blues circuit in both Florida and the U.S. In addition to his harmonica skills, he has also taken on the role of lead vocalist in his group. The festival will close out with a performance from the Tampabased Damon Fowler Group. Fowler was one of the featured performers at last year’s festival and is known for his skills as a blues guitarist. Contact Brittany Gaines at bgaines@orangeobserver.com.

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Morgan Beacham scored 12 points to pair with Katelyn Kinney’s 10 points for the West Orange girls basketball team (21-7) in a 55-49 victory over Colonial in the regional quarterfinals of the Class 9A State Playoffs Feb. 9. The Warriors took on Wekiva Feb. 14 in the regional semifinals after the time of press.

Ocoee senior Ernst Attilus snagged first place at the Metro West Conference Meet Feb. 8. Page 18

Three boys hoops teams advance past district tourneys Ocoee and CFCA won district titles while West Orange advanced as the runner-up in 9A-3. STEVEN RYZEWSKI SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR

District tournaments for varsity boys basketball are in the books, and three teams from West Orange have advanced into their respective state playoff brackets,

with regional action set to tipoff this week. Here is a rundown of last week’s district tournament action. DISTRICT 9A-3

The West Orange Warriors played in two exciting games on their

home floor in the four-team tournament for District 9A-3 last week, winning one and losing the other. Before the Warriors (16-11) were defeated by top-seeded Wekiva (22-5) in the district championship Feb. 10, 54-53, they were able

to fend off a furious rally from the Evans Trojans Feb. 8 in the semifinal. That victory, during which West Orange withstood the Trojans’ 22-5 rally in the fourth quarSEE OCOEE PAGE 18

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West Orange girls wrestling standout Natalia Dunbar became the program’s first wrestler to place at state Feb. 11. Dunbar, a sophomore, placed sixth in the state at 132 pounds. Additionally, the Warriors JV program won the state invitational tournament last weekend, led by Demetrius Anderson, Anthony Galeono and Trevor Beck.

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Wrestling teams for West Orange and Ocoee had strong showings at the Metro West Conference Meet Feb. 8 at Apopka High. The Warriors placed third, and the Knights placed fifth. Individual Metro champions included Tyler Montes (West Orange, 120 pounds) and Ernst Attilus (Ocoee, 138 pounds).

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Caitlyn Naginey, a freshman at West Orange High, has made the Warriors’ junior varsity baseball team as a pitcher. Naginey plays for Chandler Bats during travel season and has played in several national baseball tournaments for girls.

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Katelyn Murphy, left, Brooke Richards, Piper Johnson, Shea Moran and Elyse Decker help make up the loaded Class of 2017 for Storm Select Girls Lacrosse. All five have signed National Letters of Intent to play Division I lacrosse.

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Ocoee High senior Katelyn Murphy has a hard time hiding her excitement about playing her college lacrosse at Butler University in Indiana. Not only does the standout senior get the chance to help build a program that literally just played its first game Feb. 12, but also the program met her other criteria. “They fit academically and their athletics is Division I and I couldn’t resist,” Murphy said. Murphy, who wants to dualmajor in computer science and biomedical engineering through a partnership program between Butler and Purdue University, said the improvements she has made while competing for Storm Select Lacrosse enabled her to be recruited at the Division I level. “Playing for the Storm

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Ernst Attilus Ernst Attilus, a senior wrestler for Ocoee High, was the only Knight to win first place at the Metro West Conference Meet Feb. 8 at Apopka High, while two of his teammates (Hermi Gomez and Derek Verhoest) placed as runners-up. Attilus, who placed second a year ago, defeated Nicholas Carrasquillo, of Evans High, in the championship match.

What was it like to place first at Metros for the first time? It felt pretty good. It’s just another step toward reaching my goal. It’s good progress — you see the mistakes you did when you were younger. At what areas have you worked the hardest? My footwork and on the ground. What is the best advice you have received from your coach, Mike Shultz? To just keep moving. What is your goal the rest of the season? My goal is to place in states. Last year, I made it to regionals and got knocked out on the first day. What do you like most about wrestling? I enjoy the process.

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10 at Lake Minneola High without senior forward Wade Duffus, whose faith as a Seventhday Adventist requires him to observer the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday each week. Although an effort to get the game moved to Saturday was unsuccessful, the Knights were not. Ocoee (13-14) rode a 20-point performance from senior Eisley Porter to a 59-53 victory. The district title is the program’s first since the school opened in 2005. “I’ve said it since day one two years ago: (when) we play hard and together, we’re pretty good,” said Ocoee head coach John “Sarge” Siers. “We had five guys that played hard, we had five guys that played together at the end. (East Ridge is) a heck of a team. They didn’t quit — but we stayed together.” DISTRICT 2A-5

The CFCA Eagles (22-5) survived a thriller in the district championship Feb. 10, coming from behind to defeat Vanguard (Ocala) 43-40. Dante Treacy had 16 points and six assists and De’Lazarus Keys had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles, who claimed their second consecutive district title. OTHER NOTES

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The district championship for Ocoee was the program’s first.

peted last week in the District 3A-3 Tournament at Mount Dora Christian. The Eagles defeated the Lions in the first round of the tournament on Monday before being soundly defeated 82-49 by eventual district champion Orlando Christian Prep in the semifinals on Tuesday. Editor’s note: Correspondent Jean Racine contributed to this report. Contact Steven Ryzewski at sryzewski@orangeobserver.com.

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The program has flourished to the point coaches Ann Bomleny and Tara Moran have been taking the girls up north to regions where lacrosse is gospel — and the girls from Central Florida can compete. The Storm program got an added feather in its cap recently when it announced that 100% of its Class of 2017 players have committed to play lacrosse at the Division I level, including five girls from West and Southwest Orange County from schools such as Ocoee, West Orange, Dr. Phillips and The First Academy. “We’re really excited — this was a really great class,” Bomleny said. “Their style of play was really at a top level and we’ve been working with a lot of these girls since they were very young.” The girls are thankful to play in an organization that is competitive on a national landscape — a fact that has enabled their recruitment by high-level programs.

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“It’s definitely all about getting up north and showing off there,” Ocoee High senior Katelyn Murphy, a Butler signee, said. In just a few short years, Storm Select has built a reputation — in spite of traditional bias against girls coming out of Florida. “We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve proven ourselves and (college coaches) know that if we’re putting girls out there, they can play,” Bomleny said. Other local Storm Select standouts include Dr. Phillips duo Elyse Decker (Penn signee) and Piper Johnson (St. Mary’s College signee), West Orange’s Shea Moran (St. Francis signee) and Brooke Richards (East Carolina signee), a senior at The First Academy. More than just getting girls recruited, though, Bomleny and Moran have created a team culture where their games at showcases do not devolve into a oneon-one style of play meant only for college coaches on hand. “A lot of clubs, it’s all about recruiting,” Decker said. “Coaches Ann and Tara, of

course, want us to be recruited — but they’re also very competitive, and they’ve instilled in us a competitive spirit.” Storm Select typically practices at Dr. Philips Community Park, where the team has access to lighted practice fields, and Bomleny said more than 75% of the girls participating hail from either West or Southwest Orange County. Nevertheless, some high-level athletes from Florida’s east and west coasts will commute to compete for the program because of its growing prestige. For Bomleny, who grew up in the lacrosse hotbed of Baltimore, anything that helps grow the game and get her girls to college is welcome. “My mission is always to grow the game, spread the game … we really believe in the sport and we really believe in these girls,” she said. “Whatever your vision of ‘playing at the next level’ is — we want to help you accomplish that.” Contact Steven Ryzewski at sryzewski@orangeobserver.com.

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improved my speed — throwing the ball faster, reacting faster and getting up and down the field faster,” Murphy said. Knowing the Storm organization was the vessel through which she would be recruited, Murphy chose to stay at Ocoee High instead of seeking out a

varsity program with more tradition. That decision has paid off both academically — Murphy is the salutatorian of her class — and in terms of growing as leader on a growing program. “(At) Ocoee, I get to teach my teammates new skills and it’s fun to watch the team progress so greatly,” Murphy said.

From winning two games her freshman year to five in 2016, Murphy is hopeful her final season could be one that see the Knights put together a winning record. “If we had a winning season, that would be crazy,” she said. — STEVEN RYZEWSKI


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