ALERT: Please take time to read through this email and take action, this is very important


Here are some details on the Orange County Pickett Projects that will affect Chuluota, the surrounding rural area and all of eastern Orange County.

Orange County Planning and Zoning has approved two developments in the area of Lake Pickett in east Orange County on the Seminole County border amounting to approximately 4,500 homes.

One project is south of Lake Pickett Road and is known as the GROW Development, which has a rural and farming theme. The developer on this property has worked closely with the community and has afforded us a covenant and deed restriction which will ensure what is approved is what is built. The community is in favor of this project.

The second project known as Sustany will be built on the Rybolt Ranch and is located north of Lake Pickett Road on the Rural boundary of Seminole County. This developer has not afforded any transition which mirrors the large 5 acre lots in Seminole County on its boundary and the 2-3 acre lots on its eastern boundary in Orange County.

The problem: the approval of these development included a directive that Orange County study extending McCullough Road across the Econ river over to Chuluota Road (CR 419) as well as permitting commercial development on the major arterial roads in the area.

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners will vote on July 28th whether or not to approve these developments.

We need your help:

What can I do?:  Send emails to the Orange County Commissioners and to the Seminole County Commissioners immediately.

The letters should state at minimum:

  1. That you are not in favor of crossing the Econ River or extending McCullough Road across the Econ River to Chuluota Road (CR 419)
  2. That the 2 projects known as Sustany (north of Lake Pickett Road) and GROW (south of lake Pickett Road) should be allowed to stand alone and apart for any approval by the Board of County Commissioners in Orange County.
  3. The Seminole County Rural Boundary in Chuluota will be substantially impacted by Sustany if the project is approved with any density in excess of 1 home to 3 acres on the northern and eastern portion of the Rybolt ranch.

Seminole County Chairman: Brenda Carey

Seminole County Commissioners:

Lee Constantine    

Bob Dallari            

John Horan           

Carlton Henley     

Orange County Mayor: Mayor Teresa   Jacobs

Commissioner S. Scott Boyd        
Commissioner Bryan Nelson         
Commissioner Pete Clarke           
Commissioner Jennifer Thompson
This project is in District 5, the commissioner is :   Commissioner Ted Edwards
Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin 

Thank you for your help and your continuing support in protecting the rural area of Seminole County.

Please pass this on to neighbors and friends.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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East Region:

The East Division Service Center is located at 1225 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL 32765. The building is an 8,000 square foot facility located just east of Reed Road and west of Lockwood Road. This new facility can better accommodate the needs of the division’s deputies, supervisors, probation officers, field service officers, criminal investigators, code enforcement, office staff, citizens on patrol (COP’s), and more. Although deputy sheriffs are on duty at all times, our division office is not staffed the same. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If it is a non-emergency, please call 407.665.6650. Otherwise, you may visit us during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The East Division Office number is 407.665.1750.



Rural Heritage Farmers Market Geneva, Fl

Rural Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center Saturday May 16th from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Honey, fresh bread, hydroponics, veggies, jams, jellys and so much more, buy local support local.

Want to learn more about the history of our Village? The Little Free Library is also there for you to get a book(s), leave a book(s). We will have a “Heritage Corner” focusing on learning a “trade” or “skill”. Want to learn about growing a garden? How about beekeeping? Soap making? Your family can learn skills together. We have 10X10 spots left to rent.
If interested, contact Trish Deer: 407-733-7514, Like the farmers market on facebook:…


Spray and neuter for just $ 20. for the month of June

Spay N Save will provide 100 “Precious, Not Parents” sterilizations for $20 in June. Visit or call 407-920-4894 for more information or to schedule an appointment.,0,


Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

4-8 p.m. second Sunday of each month: 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo;


Knocking down downtown

As the city of Oviedo and the Florida Department of Transportation inch closer toward flattening much of the town’s historic core, several downtown business owners are determined to not let their livelihoods crumble once the buildings they now occupy are knocked down.


The Florida Wildlife Corridor

I would encourage you to either find this on cable or buy the video, as a conservation, elected official, county or city manager  planner, developer, builder  or Florida resident it will show the importance of this corridor to future generations. Thank you to all that produces this amazing lesson.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor aims to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula to create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. The corridor addresses the fragmentation of natural landscapes and watersheds from the Everglades ecosystem north. Contributing to the fragmentation problem is the disconnect between the perceptions of Floridians, and the real need to keep natural systems connected. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is positioned to mend the perception gap through an education and awareness campaign that demonstrates the connection between the landscapes and watersheds. If we show Floridians the panthers, bears, native cultures, ranchlands and rivers and how they are all connected, then they can help us make the Florida Wildlife Corridor a reality. Generating Awareness

The centerpiece of this strategy is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which launched January 17, 2012, and traversed the Everglades ecosystem into Big Cypress, over to the Everglades Agricultural Area, back to the Okaloacoochee Slough, across the Caloosahatchee, over to Babcock Ranch, back along Fisheating Creek toward Lake Okeechobee, up the Kissimmee River with excursions toward the Lake Wales Ridge, up the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, east around Orlando into Ocala National Forest, and north along the O2O corridor (Ocala to Osceola) to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The trek covered over 1,000 miles in 100 days.  ( purchase video)


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The Oviedo Farmer’s Market is open on the first Saturday of each month

The Oviedo Farmer’s Market is open on the first Saturday of each month at the Lawton House. The market opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. To be a vendor or to find out more information, please contact Lars White at or 407-971-5612.