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, thelogcabinmama@gmail.com. Like the farmers market on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenevaHeritageFarmersMarket…

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Learn to make an American farmstead hearth broom

February 7, Saturday – Learn to make an American farmstead hearth broom in the traditional manner, as would have been done by pioneer farmers.  The round hearth brooms have pretty woven broom corn stalks extending up the handle a bit, but no modern materials, no nylon twine,  no fancy shellac on the handle.  The class will be taught at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E Main St., Geneva, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Bring your own lunch.  The cost is $30 and includes all tools and supplies.  Youngsters 12-17 are accepted if a parent comes along.  Register now as the class size is limited. Contact Bob Putnam for more information and to register – 407-366-9603, noizmanbob@aol.com

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Beginner’s class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing

Our next beginner’s class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing (aka Round Dancing) begins on Sunday January 18th, from 2:30 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 Foxtrot.

If you have already learned the Foxtrot or are unable to participate at this time, please forward this email or pass on a copy of the attached flyer to others whom you think might be interested.

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.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhQrt6PQJbY

Choreographed Ballroom Dancing is a great source of physical and mental exercise.

For questions please email us or call 407-349-9255.

Mike and Linde Hollenbeck

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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 spaynsave.org or call 407-920-4894 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/animal-crazy/os-spay-neuter-young-pets-reduced-fee-20140607,0,200697.post

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Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

Oviedo Mall Food Truck Crazy:

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

foodtruckcrazy.com

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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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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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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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