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.

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2014/04/02/533c7a29c23c2

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Get educated a new tax in Seminole is coming your way

Chairman Bob Dallari told the Chamber members Seminole is in good shape, but
“While we have mentioned our fiscal strength, we still have to be able to maintain a high level of service to our citizens.”
He gave them a pitch for increasing Seminole County’s sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent at that May 20 referendum, but Chairman Dallari did not get a response from the Chamber.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24781398/seminole-chamber-will-not-endorse-penny-sales-tax

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Border skirmish: 5,000-home Rybolt plan in Orange riles Seminole residents

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/seminole/os-seminole-orange-rybold-project-20140209,0,2997416.story

Zembower, 53, and other Chuluota residents are now concerned that a plan to build nearly 5,000 homes in the Lake Pickett Road area in adjacent Orange County will bring thousands of additional cars into that corner of Seminole County, spoil the waterways and clear the way for more development. To do this, Orange County commissioners would have to rezone the land to allow more houses.

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Chuluota residents speak out against new development

Project could add 5,000 homes  Local opposition continues to grow as the concept for a 2,300-acre Orange County development on the doorstep of Seminole County takes shape.

http://www.seminolevoice.com/news/2014/jan/23/chuluota-residents-speak-out-against-new-developme/

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Interactive farmer’s market brings more than just veggies to the table

http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2014/01/22/52dff41446a7f

On a chilly but beautiful Saturday morning, the visitors at Good Neighbors Farmers Market are strolling through the wooded grounds, bags of strawberries, peppers, cucumbers, raw honey, kettle corn and other treasures in hand. Meanwhile, there are giggles, coos and squeals of delight from children and adults alike as they say their hellos to dairy cows, piglets and chicks. Families are enjoying leisurely lunches at wooden picnic tables beneath the trees.

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The Pasta Cup, Oviedo Mall Food Court

Authentic Italian food made-to-order, of course! Very Inexpensive

• Customers can create their own pasta cups by selecting from one of…

• 7 different delicious Pasta Al Dente/all homemade pasta

• 7 freshly home made sauces and toppings

• Italian Parmigiano cheese

http://www.cuppasta.com

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Farmers Market and Petting Farm

What is GOOD NEIGHBORS FARMERS MARKET and how does it work

Good Neighbors Farmers Market is a farmers market that provides not only agricultural products to the community, but provides the knowledge by which a great deal of the products was produced. The farmers market is located on an actual small farm and is set up much like a traditional market would be. There are Vendors selling products such as fruits and veggies, honey, foods, handmade products, and just about anything agricultural.

The biggest difference between Good Neighbors Farmers Market and other farmers markets would be that we provide a look at real farm animals like one would see on a real farm. After shopping for your weekly products in the market, one can walk and tour 15 acres of livestock and veggie gardens. Whether you want to see pigs, cows, chickens, goats, turkeys or a vegetable garden; here at Good Neighbors you can do it. If you want an even closer look at the animals you can opt for a guided tour of the farm for a small fee.

http://www.goodneighborsmarket.com

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County Commissioner are voting to have a Special Election for a One Percent SALES TAX

Just giving you the information if you are for it or against it: Do not email me back with comments just sharing information about your community issues :

 

On Jan 28th at the Board of County Commissioner Meeting they will be voting for Read more »

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Controversial Chuluota church now up for sale

Denied efforts to expand, Cornerstone Baptist seeks new home

By Marisa Ramiccio | October 02, 2013

After years of struggle with the neighboring Chuluota community and multiple attempts to expand, it appears the Cornerstone Baptist Church is ready to move on.

Last year, a door was closed on the Cornerstone Baptist Church when the Seminole County Board of Adjustment denied the church’s request for expansion. But now that the church has been put up for sale, the opportunity to move into a bigger building may open up.

“I think if they sell the church for what they’re asking, they have a darn good chance of moving to a bigger parcel [of land],” said Deborah Schafer, a member of the Chuluota Community Association.

Read more     http://www.seminolechronicle.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2013/10/02/524c5ed6939e2

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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.

http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/

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.

http://www.lopgcommerce.com/~shop/main.html  ( purchase video)

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