Community Meeting

From the Sheriff’s Department: Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma, address recent break- in, car burglary, many of the safety issues plaguing Chuluota and code enforcement issue.

From Seminole County: Commissioner Bob Dallari will speak to you about issues in Chuluota and surrounding areas. Commissioner Dallari will also have Seminole County Staff on hand to answer questions and record any concerns not being addressed that evening.

Kevin Grace from FUGA Water and Waste Water Systems, that services the Chuluota area water will also be on hand.

This is a community meeting, to meet new neighbors, share concerns and solutions, to make Chuluota the best community for everyone. Please feel free to pass this notice on.

September 26, 2016 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Joan Walker Elementary, 3101 Snow Hill Rd, Chuluota, FL 32766 Questions please E-Mail:


Rural Heritage Farmers Market 5-21-16

Enjoy our quaint Geneva Farmers Market  at The Rural Heritage Center 101 E Main Geneva, Fl on 5-21-16  the 3rd Saturday, from 9 to 2 ! WE ARE INSIDE NOW out of the weather, so you can shop in comfort! next to Geneva Elementary, corner of 1st and Main Streets !


The Econolockhatchee River needs our help immediately.

Save the Econ!

The Econolockhatchee River needs our help immediately.

By signing this petition the Orange County Elected Officials will hear our voice and encourage them to vote against a new road going across the Econolockhatchee River which is designated as one of Florida’s outstanding waterways. Your signature will help protect this magnificent public asset which supports many wildlife and plant species unique to the area, promotes passive recreation for all citizens to enjoy and will continue to promote clean water.

On June 14, 2016 the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will consider approving 1,999 homes on the Rybolt Ranch property. The developer proposes building an access bridge from McCulloch Road over the Econlockhatchee River to access this development. The road will then reconnect this proposed road back onto Lake Pickett road near 419 which already has a bridge crossing over the river.

Many other alternatives exist that should be considered first. This proposed crossing of the Econlockhatchee would result in a total of 5 crossings within 7 miles.  Please pass this email on, or post  link on  your face book. We must stop this crossing.



Hey neighbors, Wanted to pass along an episode yesterday which occurred in Chuluota CR419 area, several residents reported a knock on their door or a door bell being rung, immediately followed by persons turning the door knobs which they believe was a way to tell if the door was unlocked, for those whom answered they were told these 2 individuals were working for AT@T and were just checking up on customer satisfaction. One neighbor which was delayed in answering the door experienced them continually trying to turn the door knob to the front door, as he watched he retreated to obtain his firearm, greeted them, asked for ID and they had none, he escorted them to the end of his driveway, another resident after that then called the sheriff, the sheriff arrived and patrolled the area and found no one wandering the area. Several other residents reported the same to other neighbors only to figure out that many had experienced the same. The 2 individuals were a male and female, the male believed to be in his 60’s grey hair, khaki pants orange short sleeve shirt, female mid 30’s blonde, wearing a t-shirt and jeans, neither well kept, believed to have been in a mid-90’s ford mustang driven by a third unknown person which was spotted around the corner on a side street. A call was placed to AT@T to inquire, they were not aware of anyone representing AT&T in the area, also stating any employee or contractor for AT&T will have ID and the vehicle will be marked as AT&T or a contractor for AT&T. At this time we are not aware of anyone that has reported a burglary or any missing items. We encourage you to pass this along to all of your neighbors and HOA presidents please pass to all of your residents.


Want to make a Dulsumer at The Rural Heritage Center, in Geneva,Fl.

There are only two places left in our dulcimer-making course. If you didn’t know we had such a course, it is because these classes are usually filled before we can announce them. That is why it is so rare to make this announcement.

This course is one of our “at your pace” classes. You tell us when you can meet to make it, whether it is Saturdays, every other Thursday, whatever. We conform to your schedule.

The tuition is $275, but there is a selection of wood and design. We guarantee that you will have a playable dulcimer at the end of the class.

For more information, please email


Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, World famous dulcimer master Stephen Seifert

This Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, World famous dulcimer master Stephen Seifert will hold workshops and a concert at the Rural Heritage Center 101 East Main St, Geneva Fl.

The workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be a concert Sunday evening after the workshop.

Stephen Seifert has been a favorite teacher and performer at mountain dulcimer festivals throughout the United States since 1991 and is a featured dulcimer soloist with the Nashville Orchestra. He has written 10 books and produces YouTube videos.

Register online at


Choreographed Ballroom Dancing

The next beginner’s class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing (aka Round Dancing) begins on Sunday, September 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm at the Rural Heritage Center in Geneva, located at 101 East Main Street (Corner of 1st and Main). We will be teaching the Waltz.

No previous dancing experience is required. The lessons are $5 per couple; all proceeds are donated to the Rural Heritage Center. Please click on the link below for an example of a Waltz danced by dancers at the Rural Heritage Center.For questions please email us or call 407-349-9255.Mike and Linde Hollenbeck


Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

The Rural Heritage Center 101 East Main Street Geneva Fl. 32732

August 21, Friday – While hiking through the woods, have you ever wondered what those strange markings on older pine trees meant or what those strange pots you dug out in your yard were used for?

Mal and Mary Jo Martin of the Geneva Historical Society, will present a slide show and a display of some of the items used in the Turpentine Industry.

They will tell where some of the local turpentine stills were located and you will hear about how turpentine sap is taken from the trees, how it is distilled, and what are woods riders, cat faces, resin, rosin, hacks, chippers, dross. Also learn the everyday products that still use turpentine.

Don’t miss this informative and interesting event.


Sheriff Daily Crime Report

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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:…