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Windermere resident Lynn Johns is set to go on her second medical missions trip to Jeremie, Haiti, since Hurricane Matthew.

The Islamic Center of Orlando is growing, and it needs more space, starting with the center’s mosque. GABBY BAQUERO STAFF WRITER ORANGE The growth of the Islamic Center of Orlando has sparked a need to expand its facilities. Leaders for the center, located at 11543 Ruby Lake Road, currently are in the process for Orange County approval of a planned expansion. The organization plans to expand its mosque and build a large courtyard, community center, sports complex and charity clinic. Imam Tariq Rasheed, the center’s worship leader, said the construction project is needed because the community has grown, and the mosque has become too small to hold everyone seeking a place to perform their daily religious prayers. “On Fridays, we have about 1,000 people who come to pray,” Rasheed said. “Right now, the issue is that on Fridays, we have roughly 300 people praying under the sun

Gotha Middle teacher Robb Zurek, left, presented Mayor Gary Bruhn with his Honorary Teacher Certificate.  

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Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn participated in this year’s Great American Teach-In event. The mayor attended Robb Zurek’s seventh-grade civics class at Gotha Middle School, where he spoke about the various levels of government and each of their responsibilities and limitations.

Observer to host Reindeer Run The first Reindeer Run, a 5K benefiting the Observer Media Group’s Reading Reindeer campaign, will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Winter Garden Village, 3251 Daniels Road, Winter Garden. Race-day registration and packet pick-up begins at 6 a.m. Registration costs $30 and can be completed online at trinrun.com. All registered runners are entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch. Sponsors also include Winter Garden Village, Healthy West Orange, Florida Hospital Winter Garden, Rotary Club of Winter Garden and Weber Environmental Services Inc. For more, contact Tony Trotti, (407) 656-2121 or ttrotti@orangeobserver. com.

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Despite having nothing, these Haitian orphans often are seen happy and smiling. DANIELLE HENDRIX STAFF WRITER

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t costs her thousands of dollars each year to go on medical missions trips to a small, poor village in Haiti, but Windermere resident Lynn Johns has a good reason for doing so: It forever changes people’s perspectives. “Up until I was 50, I’d never

been on a medical missions trip,” she said. “If you show up in Haiti with a Band-Aid, they think you’re a doctor. There’s one doctor for every 35,000 people in Haiti. When we show up in a bus with medical scrubs and bags, they think it’s a top-notch medical team flying in.” According to WorldBank, SEE HOPE PAGE 4A

El Shaddai Ministries International: esmihome.org Emmanuel Children’s Village in Jeremie, Haiti: facebook.com/ EmmanuelOrphanageHaiti Rebati Emmanuel: rebati-emmanuel. com

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20TH ANNUAL LIGHT UP WINTER GARDEN 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, on and around Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Join the city of Winter Garden and the West Orange Ministerial Association in welcoming the season with this annual event. Live entertainment from local church choirs and bands, vendors, shopping and children’s activities. A street- and building-lighting ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m.

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ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Create a landscape using acrylic paint on canvas featuring a Florida lighthouse. Basic techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Suggested donation for materials and supplies is $15, cash or check. Ages 18 and up. Registration required at (407) 835-7323. To learn more about Women in the Arts Inc., visit womenintheartsinc.org. HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT SUMMERPORT VILLAGE 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Lakefront Farmer’s Market at Summerport Village, 13790 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd., Windermere. This year’s event includes food trucks, a holiday movie night and vendors. For more, visit bit.ly/2gFuLa6. JINGLE JOLLY JOG 5K 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Oakland Park, 15241 E. Oakland Ave., Winter Garden. The run/ walk starts and ends in the

community. The beneficiary is the West Orange Junior Service League. The cost is $25 through Nov. 26, $30 through Dec. 2 and $35 on race day. Register at trinrun.com or at Tri & Run of West Orange, 56 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Jamie Thompson, (321) 279-3544, or Kim Cannon, (321) 303-2616. PEPPERMINT PALS 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Join friends for stories, crafts and activities inspired by sweet peppermint treats. Ages 18 months to 3 years. (407) 835-7323. WINTER GARDEN CHRISTMAS PARADE 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, starts on South Dillard Street, heading north, and goes west on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. (407) 656-4111.

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The proposal would epand the mosque to a total of 23,000 square feet.

Mosque to expand because of lack of space inside. So when it rains, or when the weather becomes too hot or too cold, it becomes a big inconvenience. The women’s space upstairs also gets full, so the sisters who come late have to find a space for themselves. So, it’s become a real headache that’s been an issue for many years now.” The center plans to expand the mosque to a total of 23,000 feet, which would include separate entrances, praying areas, ritual washing areas, bathrooms for men and women, visitor gallery and conference room. Other facilities, including a 2,500 square-foot charity clinic, will help people of all faiths without health insurance receive needed medical attention and free food from a pantry. Their current food pantry operates out of a small portable

space, and Rasheed hopes the expansion will allow for a permanent space that gives them the ability to grow their pantry. The center also hosts interfaith activities, such as lunches, breakfasts and barbecues that welcome Jews, Buddhists, atheists and more to eat with Muslims and exchange views. The center currently hosts it in the school cafeteria, but the expansion project would allow it to host such activities in a new 22,000-square-foot community center. Also in the works is an 18,000-square-foot sports complex, complete with a gym, indoor basketball court and jogging track. The gym will be built in a way that permits Muslim women to work out in privacy. “Our community is very active and they like to go to gyms, but when they go to gyms

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they face a serious issue and that is when the time for prayer comes — we pray five times a day — they need to find a place where they can pray,” Rasheed said. “The other issue is that with women, our Muslim sisters, they like to work out as well ... and in most gyms, there is no separate place for women and men, which gives them no privacy. So in this gym, there will be separate hours for men and women.” The center has been given approval by Orange County to clear the land, but full-fledged construction has not yet begun. The $10 million project will be funded via donations and fundraisers. Rasheed estimates it will take about 12 to 18 months to complete. Contact Gabby Baquero at gbaquero@orangeobserver.com.

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Brazilian cousins create all-natural fruit bars Through their business, So Fruitty, Windermere cousins Cesar and Alex Frota offer what they call frozen “fruit on a stick.” BRITTANY GAINES STAFF WRITER

There is no concentrated fruit juice in the So Fruitty industrial kitchen. Instead, crates of fresh bananas, strawberries, mangos, coconuts and kiwis are shipped in each morning. The fruits are then peeled, sliced and blended with a splash of spring water and a dash of pure cane sugar before getting poured into popsicle molds. It’s a production process that makes owners Cesar and Alex Frota — Windermere residents — shine with pride. “It’s healthy but with good taste; it’s like eating the fruit (on a stick),” Cesar said. “That’s the big idea behind the product.” And these frozen fruit bars, called So Fruitty, are popping up in shops and grocery stores across Central Florida. The idea for So Fruitty began several years ago, when Cesar and his cousin, Alex, began brainstorming business ideas to come up with a healthy, post-workout snack.

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“We run marathons and halfmarathons, so we wanted something truly healthy and natural,” Cesar said. That’s when the cousins tapped into their Brazilian roots. Having both grown up in Brazil, the two were surrounded by fresh fruits as a primary source of nutrition. “There is a raw juice culture in Brazil, but here, it’s more convenient to buy juices in the store,” Cesar said. “Now, there’s a trend of going back to more raw.” But it wasn’t until they met Renzy “Junior” Bernardina that the cousins’ idea of frozen fruit bars began to solidify. Under Bernardina’s culinary skills, they began concocting So Fruitty bars. “One of the key things is that we use fresh fruits,” Cesar said. “The texture, the taste — it’s unbelievable.” After three years of building their factory and business, they began production in February. Today, they’re up to 13 different flavors with several more set to be released this month. “We try to keep the characteris-

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Camilo Carneiro peels bananas for So Fruitty’s strawberry-banana frozen fruit bar.

tics of each fruit,” Cesar said about the bars. “We respect the fruit.” The Coconut Joy bar is infused with pieces of coconut meat from whole, fresh coconuts. Mango Madness has the stringy consistency that is familiar to mangos, and the Strawberry Bliss is jampacked with vitamin C. But the bar that seems to be growing in popularity is Yummy Avocado. “Last year, avocado-flavored ice cream was a huge trend,” said CeCe Wilck, senior account executive with So Fruitty. And even through avocados are typically associated with guacamole, in Brazil, it’s a dessert, Cesar said.

To find where So Fruitty is sold, visit the website at sofruitty.com.

It’s hard to get people to try the avocado bar, he said, but once they do, they love its savory, creamy taste. Because acquiring fresh fruit is a critical part of their business operations, setting up shop in Central Florida seemed like the best idea, Cesar said. “We use local fruits,” he said. “And in Orlando, it’s summer all year long, so we can have tropical fruits.” It’s all about producing a healthy product. “We want families to be comfortable letting their kids have one or two bars” Cesar said. “Because they know their kids aren’t having too much sugars.” Contact Brittany Gaines at bgaines@orangeobserver.com.

Using fresh fruits comes at a cost — everything must be done by hand. Each fruit must be individually peeled and cut for the blender; the mixture must be hand-poured into the molds; once frozen, they must be taken out, again, by hand. Only the last step — wrapping each popsicle in plastic — is done by a machine. “The process is a little bit more difficult and a little bit more expensive,” Cesar said. But the end result, Cesar said, is worth it. The bars are GMO free and gluten free. And nearly every bar, except the Coconut Joy bar, is under 100 calories.

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Johns went on her first medical missions trip to Haiti with Rebati Emmanuel — a group out of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains, Tennessee — about two years ago. They go to Jeremie, Haiti, at least four times each year and partner with El Shaddai Ministries International to provide medical treatment, construct buildings and love on the orphanage’s children. The group’s name — Rebati means “rebuild” and Emmanuel means “God with us” — translates to its mission quite literally. Johns went on a medical missions trip to Haiti just after Hurricane Matthew, and she will head back for a week in early December. “It really develops a deep bond with these children and watching them grow,” Johns said. “Now that we sponsor them, they’re given food, water and schooling. We had built a church, a school and a safe home with everything they needed.” MATTHEW TOOK IT ALL AWAY

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and most grateful people Johns has ever met. The last trip consisted of a nurse practitioner, two doctors, three nurses and three volunteers on triage — including Johns, who is not in the medical field. “I am proof that anybody can go on a medical trip,” she said jokingly. “I’m just a mother and grandmother who can put on Band-Aids — that’s my qualification. In Haiti, that makes you a doctor.”

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At least 300 to 400 people were waiting in line to be seen when they arrived, and over the course of five days, Johns’ group saw more than 1,200 people. The team worked for at least eight hours each day and saw many routine ailments, a few cases of cholera, many children with respiratory infections, a baby with hydrocephalus and a case of tuberculosis, among others. However, they were surprised to find that aside from some cuts and a couple of broken arms, there were not nearly as many stormrelated injuries as expected. “We set up in places that aren’t medical clinics,” she said. “They wait patiently; they’re very kind and appreciative, and we were surprised we saw very few injuries related to the storm. For them, if you give them ibuprofen, most of the time they tear up, and they don’t understand that it’s free.” Johns’ upcoming December trip is at capacity, but she will head out again in March 2017 and is collecting donations for that medical trip. They will need a large amount of basic first-aid supplies, such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, Neosporin and eye drops. The overall need for supplies, financial resources and medical personnel is huge, and Johns added that if people are willing to donate first-aid items she will collect them for the March trip, which leaves March 23.

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Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti in early October, destroying much of the progress Rebati Emmanuel and ESMI had made in the small village. In Haiti the structures are not up to hurricane code, and concrete blocks are made by hand. Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of work was destroyed in a period of 24 hours. The only structure that remains in Emmanuel Children’s Village is a two-story home where the pastor and his wife take care of the more than 60 orphans. Johns said it is the building God told him to go to to ride out the storm. No one was physically hurt. “The heartbreak of it all is that what was completed is now devastated,” Johns said. “Matthew literally took it all away. It looks like a bomb went off; it’s terrible. When we say they have nothing, we’re not exaggerating. It was very hard for those of us who went on that trip because we thought, ‘How could they be happy? How could they be playing with rocks, running around in ripped clothes and being happy?’” But despite having nothing, the Haitians are some of the happiest

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Woodlawn Memorial Park, Never Forgotten Memorials and our Patriotic Community will be observing the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War as we reflect with solemn reverence upon the valor of a generation that served with honor. We will pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who left their families to serve bravely, a world away from everything they knew and everyone they loved with a Full Choreographed Military Ceremony which includes a 40 piece military band, Posting of Colors, National Anthem Choir, Military Key Note Speaker, Local Dignitaries, Echo Taps, POW/MIA 5 Branch Performance, Scottish Bagpiper, placing of wreaths while under a huge tent for your comfort. To purchase a wreath for the event please contact Woodlawn at 407.293.1361.

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ARTS + CULTURE Winter Garden Art Association holds painting class for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients. BRITTANY GAINES STAFF WRITER

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or two hours, the five men became artists. Soothing music filled the silence at SoBo Art Gallery while the men carefully swirled blue, yellow, brown and green paint onto a canvas. All five suffer from some form of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but the painting session required no memory recall. In fact, the class had been created especially for them. For several years, Elizabeth McKinney, board chairwoman for the Winter Garden Art Association, dreamed about creating an art class for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Having taken care of her father for the last three years, she knew firsthand just how debilitating the mental disease could be. After discussing her idea during a Rotary Club meeting earlier this year, McKinney finally got the support necessary to turn her idea into a real class.

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“A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The 45-minute show runs Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 18. Times are 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. A special sensory-friendly performance will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. This performance is designed for children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome or other sensory-processing disorders. Tickets are $23 ($19 students/seniors) and can be purchased at the Garden Theatre Box Office or online at gardentheatre.secure.force.com. For information, call (407) 877-4736 or go to gardentheatre.org. 20TH ANNUAL LIGHT UP WINTER GARDEN 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, on and around Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Join the city of Winter Garden and the West Orange Ministerial Association in welcoming the season with this annual event. Live entertainment from local church choirs and bands, vendors, shopping and children’s activities. A street- and buildinglighting ceremony will be held at 6:15 p.m. SENIOR CHOIR PRACTICE 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at West Orange Seniors, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee. Singers perform at area health centers. (407) 5924498 or westorangeseniors.yolasite.com.

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35TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere. Join residents at the social and take a holiday gift to share. The town and Windermere Police Department will accept donations of unwrapped toys for the One Heart for Women and Children Drive, and donations will be taken for the Give Kids the World Village Foundation. (407) 876-4028.

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During the Paint a Memory class at the SoBo Gallery, participants were instructed on how to paint a pear. Inset: The men who attended the Paint a Memory class on Nov. 21 all suffered from some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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On Nov. 21, the Winter Garden Art Association held its first class, called Paint a Memory, at the SoBo Gallery for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. “It was all through word of mouth,” McKinney said. “We’ll start small and see how it goes.” Several sponsors stepped up to help pay for supplies. Edith Gendron, of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, and Jennifer Campbell, of Age Advantage Senior Care Services, provided support for the classes. Without the support from her fellow Rotarians and the community, McKinney said she might never have gotten her idea off the ground. “They made it possible,” she said. Gendron screened each person to make sure he could handle the class, and Campbell provided one of her licensed caregivers to help the men during the class. One of the primary benefits

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of the class was to provide an activity to people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia that required no memory work. “Being out in society reduces confusion,” Gendron said of those who suffer from the diseases. “The key to keeping Alzheimer’s and dementia (patients) content is by reducing confusion.” And because the artistic part of the brain is deep within the brain, Gendron said, it is typically the last area to feel the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia. During the Nov. 21 class, each man was tasked with painting a pear, but each painting looked different. Some pears were larger, some were smaller, some more yellow, others more brown. But for those two hours, the men didn’t need their memories. They could simply look at the sample painting and try to imitate it — they only needed to paint. The class wasn’t just about giving the men something to do. It also provided the men’s caregivers with two hours of freedom. For McKinney, this was one of the most critical parts of creating this class. Looking back on her time as a caregiver, she recalled just how taxing it could become. “Some days, I just wanted an hour to just stare into a cup of coffee,” McKinney said.

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Joan Gueran instructed the group of men at the Paint a Memory class on how to create a painting of a pear.

The class provided the caregivers with a peace of mind knowing their loved one would be OK while they ran errands or treated themselves. The men who attended the first class followed the directions Joan Gueran provided, and their paintings slowly evolved into pictures of pears. “This is the stuff I love,” said Campbell, as she watched the class. “It’s a feel-good thing.” Contact Brittany Gaines at bgaines@orangeobserver.coml.

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HARRY FRED ROGERS DIED NOV. 27, 2016.

Harry Fred Rogers — May 1, 1930 to Nov. 27, 2016. Down the long road you went. Peace is now yours. Born in Wetumpka, Oklahoma, on May 1, 1930, to the late Omer and Koie Rogers. The first born of 11 children, Harry grew up working on the cotton farm, and after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1953, he married Dorothy “Dottie” Garrett. Together, they had three children while traveling and serving in the Navy for 21 years during the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring in 1968, he was manager for the KOA Kampground in Winter Garden until

becoming a postal carrier in 1972. He retired in 1995, enabling him and Dottie to travel in their motor home. He enjoyed woodworking and garage-saling as hobbies and worked part-time delivering medicine for the Medicine Shoppe until his health started to decline.

LUPE ARMAS, 78, of Ocoee, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Gotha.

CORA LEE GUION, 80, of Ocoee, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Robert Bryant Funeral and Cremation Chapel, Orlando.

TROY ALLEN DURDEN, 41, of Ocoee, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. DeGusipe Funeral home and Crematory, Ocoee.

MILTON CLAUDE HAWTHORNE, 58, of Ocoee, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. A Community Funeral Home, Orlando.

JAMES W. FINLEY, 87, of Ocoee, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Gotha.

JULIA ELIZABETH HOLMES, 87, of Ocoee, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Robert Bryant Funeral and Cremation Chapel, Orlando.

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OLIVIA FLORES, 80, of Winter Garden, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. San Juan Funeral Home, Kissimmee.

MARJORIE JACKSON LaBARGE, 81, of Windermere, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

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TOTARAM PERSAUD SINGH, 77, of Winter Garden, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

Dottie preceded him in death in 2013 after 60 years of marriage. He is survived by his sons, Greg (Nancy) Rogers, of Howeyin-the-Hills, and Keith (Julie) Rogers, of Florence, Alabama; and daughter, Kathy (Danney) Robertson, of Montverde. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Jessie, Mitch, Shannon, Corey and Justin; and four great-grandchildren. Survivors also include eight of his siblings in various parts of Texas, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, with a visitation at 2 p.m. and funeral service at 3 p.m.

JOHN “DALE” STILL  DIED NOV. 21, 2016.

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Dr. Phillips senior Enrique Sinigaglia poured in 18 points and ripped down nine rebounds in a win against Leesburg Nov. 26.

DP hoops Love-ing it With the Dr. Phillips football team making a deep run in the FHSAA State Playoffs and the Panthers boys basketball team absent four players who are a part of that team, the standout play of junior guard Daniel Love has been a bright spot as the team continues to dress only seven players. Against Leesburg Nov. 26 at the Metro vs. Florida Challenge, Love poured in 26 points and eight rebounds in a 69-55 victory for Dr. Phillips (1-1). Including two preseason games, Love is averaging 28 points per game, with a high of 36 against Lake Mary Nov. 17.

Rodney Wells never strays far from his core message that he has been saying all season: The goal for the Panthers this season is to go 5-0 in the playoffs. District and regional championships are nice, but the program at Dr. Phillips has its sights set on the mountaintop. Still, after his team’s seasons ended in either the regional final or the regional semifinal in each of the past three years, Wells acknowledged there was some significance in his team’s 34-24 victory over previously unbeaten Vero Beach Nov. 25 in the FHSAA Class 8A, Region 2 Championship. The win advances the program to a state semifinal for the first time since 2012. “This (game) has been a hump for the last three or four years,” Wells said. “We lost three (playoff) games over the last three years by a total of five points — that’s been

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Former Olympia High hoops star Trey Griseck has joined his father Mark Griseck, former coach for the Titans, on the coaching staff at Apopka High.

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Maybe it was being around his dad at the dinner table, witnessing firsthand the stress that goes with being a high-school basketball coach — or maybe it was just a player who never wanted to acknowledge that his playing career might end — but Trey Griseck never saw himself becoming a basketball coach. As a father-son, coach-player duo at Olympia High from 2009 to 2012, Mark and Trey Griseck combined for three playoff appearances and a run to the state-title game in 2009. Following that, Trey had APOPKA

a successful collegiate career at Saint Leo that ended this past spring. Opportunities presented themselves to play professionally overseas, but none included the ability for him to bring his young daughter and fiance along with him. So, faced with a dilemma on what to do next, Trey found himself coming around to a profession he had previously written off. “I never thought, when I played for him, that I would coach. I always was like, ‘All right, this is not for me,’” Trey said. Upon reflection, it came down SEE GRISECK PAGE 13A

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Daniel Araujo The Olympia boys soccer team is off to another strong start this winter, with a record of 5-0-2 at press time. Helping to lead the way for this veteran team is senior Daniel Araujo. In addition to a pair of goals and a pair of assists already, Araujo has been a steadying force for the Titans.

What is your impression of how the team has done? I think we’re in pretty good standing; we’ve just got some kinks to work out. I think the team is doing pretty (well). We obviously have some big games coming up. What is your favorite soccer team? It’s a team in Brazil, called Botafogo. Besides that, FC Barelona.

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Which class is the most interesting at school? My physics class, my AP Physics class, is really intense. You have to really look at stuff from a different perspective. You’ve got to get your head out of the box and look at the whole thing.

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Dr. Phillips against Vero Beach: 181 Passing yards for Marvin Washington 74 Rushing yards for Kenny Palmer, who also scored a touchdown 62.5 Conversion percentage on third and fourth downs for Dr. Phillips 56 Yards of Sterling Stockwell’s longest punt 15 Tackles by Dylan Meeks, a team-high 3 Turnovers by Vero Beach 2 Possessions in first half that did not end in scoring, both by Vero Beach

the focus of these guys. We’ve been talking about doing the little things right.” The Panthers (11-2) did the little things well when it mattered. Senior quarterback Marvin Washington ran for two touchdowns and passed for another — all during a pivotal second quarter — and DP’s defense and special teams came up with big plays to preserve a 34-24 victory at Bill Spoone Stadium. “They (the Indians) were as good as advertised, and they were much bigger than I thought they were from the film,” Dr. Phillips head coach Rodney Wells said. “They’re a really good team.” Washington threw for more than 170 yards and was particularly efficient on third- and fourth-down situations for the Panthers. He helped direct the offense to touchdowns on each of its opening three drives as DP built a 20-10 halftime lead.

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“The coaches told me all week to just take what the defense gives you and just read the defense,” Washington said. “I took advantage of that. The first half of the game, (the Indians) played zone, and they gave us the flats, so we took the short 5and 10-yard plays.” Awaiting the Panthers in the state semifinals is another undefeated program in Sanford’s Seminole High. The Seminoles (12-0) are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and are making an appearance in the state semifinals for the first time since 2010. Averaging 38.4 points per game, including 41 points in a regional championship victory against Winter Park last week, the Seminole offense will do what it can to challenge Dr. Phillips’ defense. Wells, though, has emphasized winning games on Friday with work put in on Monday through Thursday throughout this playoff run and is optimistic

his team will not be defeated if it executes its game plan correctly. For any player on the Panthers’ roster, this will mark their first time practicing and playing into the month of December — and achievement in and of itself. “That’s always been our goal,” Washington said after last Friday’s game. “I’m looking forward to it.” Correspondent Chris Mayer contributed to this report. Contact Steven Ryzewski at sryzewski@orangeobserver.com.

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it hit the former star on the court that his new role was off of it — if only by a few inches. “After the first game ... it kind of really hit me that I’m on the other side of it — I’m on the other side of playing,” Trey said. Trey has learned plenty from his father and his college coaches over the years, but Mark thinks that his son starting his coaching career for Williams will also present an opportunity to learn from one of Central Florida’s top coaches. “The one thing Scott does so well is the emphasis on developing young men — we’re not in this to develop basketball players,” Mark said. “That’s the biggest lesson he’s going to learn from Coach Williams.” How long it might be before an opportunity comes along for Trey to become a head coach and build a program of his own is anyone’s guess. And when that opportunity comes along, Mark knows there will be another learning curve. “The basketball part and the practice part is the easy stuff,” Mark said. “The stuff you got to learn is how to do a purchase order and how to fundraise — that’s the stuff, when you’re a head coach, you’re like, ‘Whoa, this is a little different.’” Either way, the junior Griseck thinks he has found his calling in roaming the sidelines — just like the senior. “I absolutely think I’m going to do it for a very long time,” Trey said.

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Lights, the crew knows a thing or two about exterior illumination. This year, it’s all about putting on a show, Cone said. “The big thing is self-programmable Christmas lights,” he said. “Everybody is going crazy over that stuff. And animated shows are starting to get really popular.” These days, instead of hunting for the most ornate Christmas light display in town, that hunt may include a search for lights that blink in time to Christmas music. And of course, LED lights are still the most popular. “Everybody wants to use LEDs,” Cone said. “We use primarily the five-millimeter, conical concave LED. It lets out a single light source, so it’s the brightest.” But everyone’s love of LEDs doesn’t mean incandescent bulbs are obselete. In fact, they’ve started to make a comeback, Cone said. “The big, old-style bulbs are coming back,” he said. “People want the warmth of the old bulb, so they don’t mind paying for it in

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their electric bill.” But there’s one new trend of which Cone isn’t a huge fan — lasers. “I’m not a proponent of lasers, because it’s a cheap way (to decorate),” he said. “But if you shoot it in a tree, it looks really good. And now, they have motion and projectors, so that kind of thing is more of a cool, cheap theatrical trick.” On an average house, Cone and his crew string between 3,000 and 4,000 lights. For a homeowners association, they could string more than 100,000 lights, depending on the size of the project. “We have a high-end home in Celebration that we’ve won best in town and best in state for the last couple (of) years,” Cone said. “That’s an over-the-top house. If there’s a blank spot on the wall, we’re putting a light on it somehow.” When hanging Christmas lights, safety always comes first — especially if you’re stringing your own lights at home. “Know your ladder, know your footing, know your ability,” Cone said. “If you’re shaking going up the ladder, you shouldn’t be going up the ladder.” Cone’s second tip: Know the location of your power source. And of course, always expect at least one strand to stop working in the middle of hanging up the lights, Cone said. But for Cone, the installation process is all about the magic of Christmas lights. “There should be no stress when it comes to installation,” he said. “ You should enjoy doing it; it’s for Christmas.”

M5: These are the mini lights typically strung on Christmas trees. C6: These are a stawberry-shaped bulb, and about the same size of a strawberry. C7: These are larger bulbs, about the size of a night light. C9: These are slightly larger than the C7 bulbs.

INSTALLATION TIPS n Safety first. If you aren’t comfortable on a ladder, don’t get on it. Have someone help you. n Locate your power source before you start hanging lights. n Have extra lights on hand. There’s always a chance a strand will stop working in the middle of installation.

BY THE NUMBERS 3,000 to 4,000: The number of lights used on an average-sized house. 10,000 to 15,000: The number of lights used on a larger estate home. 100,000-plus: The number of lights used to decorate for a typical homeowners association job.

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home in the Braemar community in Gotha topped all West Orange-area residential real-estate transactions from Nov. 11 to 17. The home at 2036 Lake Fischer Cove Lane, Gotha, sold Nov. 14, for $1.2 million. Built in 2014, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,484 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $267.62.

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The home at 10812 Woodchase Circle, Orlando, sold Nov. 16, for $314,990. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,910 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $164.92. PARKSIDE

The home at 8142 Chilton Drive, Orlando, sold Nov. 11, for $810,000. Built in 2016, it has seven bedrooms, six-and-onehalf baths and 5,500 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $147.27. SAND LAKE POINT

The home at 10182 Brandon Circle, Orlando, sold Nov. 15, for $405,000. Built in 1992, it has four bedrooms, two-and-onehalf baths, a pool and 2,335 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $173.45. VIZCAYA

The home at 8621 Saint Marino Blvd., Orlando, sold Nov. 17, for $745,000. Built in 2002, it has five bedrooms, five baths and 5,133 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $145.14.

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The condo at 7340 Westpointe Blvd., No. 320, Orlando, sold Nov. 16, for $134,500. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,466 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $91.75.

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The condo at 7123 Yacht Basin Ave., No. 313, Orlando, sold Nov. 14, for $130,000. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,408 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $92.33. The condo at 7147 Yacht Basin Ave., No. 122, Orlando, sold Nov. 15, for $121,000. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,206 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $100.33. PEMBROOKE

The home at 2618 Rangeley Court, Orlando, sold Nov. 14, for $225,000. Built in 1989, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,414 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $93.21. STONEBRIDGE RESERVE

The condo at 3344 Robert Trent Jones Drive, No. 302, Orlando, sold Nov. 14, for $119,000. Built in 2008, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,112 square feet. The price per square foot is $107.01. TRADEWINDS

The condo at 1069 S. Hiawassee Road, No. 1323, Orlando, sold Nov. 11, for $66,000. Built in 1989, it has one bedroom, one bath and 673 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $98.07.

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The home at 2230 Romanum Drive, Winter Garden, sold Nov. 14, for $320,000. Built in 2014,

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The home at 15490 Murcott Blossom Blvd., Winter Garden, sold Nov. 14, for $304,000. Built in 2016, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,020 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $150.50.

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The home at 12881 Holdenbury Lane, Windermere, sold Nov. 13, for $351,000 (REO/bank owned). Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three-and-one-half baths, a pool and 3,763 square feet. The price per square foot is $93.28. The home at 12551 Cragside Lane, Windermere, sold Nov. 15, for $276,500. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,151 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $128.54.

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The home at 7730 Brofield Ave., Windermere, sold Nov. 15, for $275,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,709 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $160.91. OASIS COVE 2 AT LAKESIDE VILLAGE

The condo at 14238 Desert Haven St., No. 703, Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $212,000. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,861 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $113.92.

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The home at 8433 Eagles Loop Circle, Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $999,000. Built in 2004, it has five bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,776 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $209.17. The home at 11349 N. Camden Commons Drive, Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $610,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,034 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $201.05. RESERVE AT LAKE BUTLER SOUND

The home at 6425 Cartmel Lane, Windermere, sold Nov. 16, for $710,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,531 square feet. The price per square foot is $201.08.

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The home at 6333 Earthgold Drive, Windermere, sold Nov. 17, for $271,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,172 square feet. The price per square foot is $124.77.

The home at 8420 Abbotsbury Drive, Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $260,000 (short sale). Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,209 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $117.70.

The home at 2025 Lake Crescent Court, Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $520,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,690 square feet. The price per square foot is $193.31.

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This Braemar home, at 2036 Lake Fischer Cove Lane, Gotha, sold Nov. 14, for $1.2 million. This home features an oversized lot with views of Lake Fischer and a chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Electrolux appliances, center island, custom cabinetry and designer lighting.

The town house at 13526 Carroway St., Windermere, sold Nov. 14, for $180,000 (REO/bank owned). Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,471 square feet. The price per square foot is $122.37.


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