Oviedo in the News
January 10, 2020
mlk day GARBAGE SCHEDULE
Republic Services will be picking up garbage, recycling, and yard waste on Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Day (Monday, January 20th) for City residents whose regularly scheduled service day is Monday.
HOLIDAY CITY OFFICE CLOSURE
City business offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. City business offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21st.
Recognition of Hagerty High School Girls Volleyball Team
The Hagerty High School Girls Volleyball Team participated in this year’s Seminole Athletic Conference and took 4th Place in the District. Not to be defeated, the Team rallied together and took 1st Place in the Region. At the State level, the Team again took the Number 1 spot and became the State Champions with a 3-0 sweep of Palm Beach Gardens.
The Hagerty High School Girls Volleyball Team finished 7th Place out of 100 Teams at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Jessica Buis, Alina Carillo, Sydney Conley, Madison Coates, Audrey Douglas, Alondra Garcia, Emily Lawrence, Kyla Mullen, Olivia Price, Samantha Smith, Brooke Stephens, Nyasha Mafarachisi, Assistant Coaches Mike Hitt and Tawni Small, and Head Coach Juanita Hitt.
Head Coach Juanita Hitt and Senior Sydney Conley have been selected as the Class 7A Coach and Player of the Year, respectively, by the Florida Dairy Farmers.
Recognition of Oviedo High School Lions Swim and Dive Team
The Oviedo Lions Swim and Dive team had a record-breaking year. Both the Boys’ and Girls’ teams went undefeated for the entire season winning all duals, Conference, District, Region, and the State Championships. In the process, the team broke 10 out of 11 girls school records and 7 out of 11 boys records.
In addition to the team State Championship, the Lions also had the following four (4) individual State Champions:
- Gabby Donahue - 100 back 54.4
- 200 Medley relay - Gabby Donahue, Sarah Beth Cathcart, Abby Gibbons, Kaylin Herbet 1:42.45
- 200 free relay - Abby Gibbons, Jaden Herbet, Kaylin Herbet, Izzy Bishop 1:33.68
- 400 free relay - Sarah Bath Cathcart, Gabby Donahue, Izzy Bishop, Jaden Herbet 3:24.71
This was the first time since 1995 that the Boys’ Team won the Championship scoring 214 points, 37 points over the 2nd Place Team. The Girls’ Team won the Championship scoring 333 points, 135 points over 2nd Place Team. Both Teams are coached by Charlie Rose.
Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight
Bridget Lake, President of the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (OWSRCC), is excited to announce that the chamber will be unveiling a refreshed brand strategy to connect its community and commerce in an even more innovative way throughout the next decade. This brand refresh allows the chamber to continue to be relevant and to best serve its members, constituents, and Oviedo-Winter Springs/East Orlando region at large.
The energized approach nurtures and enhances the values that the chamber was founded upon in 1983 when ten local business people came together to give their community a united voice and to create a vision to connect commerce and community. Over the last 36 years, the chamber’s name has changed, membership has grown, and the area has become more diverse. However, the chamber’s mission has remained constant: To serve as a platform for enhancing business and community interests in our region.
Throughout 2020, the chamber team will present an elevated brand identity through a new logo, an enhanced website, and refreshed marketing materials. In addition, the brand experience will include a fresh perspective for member programming, which increases the visibility and positive impact of the chamber through collaboration, education, and political advocacy.
For more information about OWSRCC and its brand, please visit oviedowintersprings.org, follow @owsrcc on social media, and search #OWSleads for relevant posts.
Bear sightings are common in Seminole County, and all Oviedo residents should be prepared!
AVOID ATTRACTING BEARS!
- Garbage, pet foods, barbecue grills, and anything that smells like food attracts bears.
- Don't leave your garbage can outside. Store trash and recyclables in bear-resistant containers or in a secure area until morning of pickup.
- Feed pets inside or bring in bowls after your pets are finished eating.
- Remove bird and wildlife feeders. Store pet or livestock feed indoors or in bear-resistant containers.
- Protect your garden, compost pile, or livestock with electric fencing.
- Clean meat smokers and grills with bleach or a degreasing agent.
- If bears are rewarded with food (garbage, pet food, etc.) at your house, they will come back.
IF YOU SEE A BEAR
- Remain calm, DO NOT run or play dead. Back away slowly and speak in a calm, assertive voice.
- Make sure that you are in a safe area and that the bear has an escape route, then make some noise to scare the bear away.
- Secure the attractants that are bringing the bear to your neighborhood.
Report a Bear Sighting to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES (50+)
The Recreation and Parks Department and Northland Oviedo have joined together to offer Friday Afternoon Game Time. Every Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., seniors are welcome to come hangout and socialize at the Northland Oviedo office, 1205 City View Center, Suite #1005, Oviedo, FL 32765. Dates are subject to change at any given time.
Senior Lunch N Learn - Thursday, January 30th, at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors (ages 50+) will enjoy lunch and an afternoon of learning. Our guest speaker will be from The Bemer Group presenting information on Bemer Therapy. Pre-registration is required with payment up to one week prior to class date. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
GYM & ATHLETICS
- Pickleball (all ages) - Pickleball happens at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This indoor paddle sport combines features of tennis and table tennis. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.
- Adult Basketball (ages 18 and up) - Registration is underway for spring Adult Basketball through February 7th or until full. The season starts February 16th. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.
- SNAP Club - Wednesday, January 15th, at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program is designed specifically for those with special needs, teenage and up. Participants must be accompanied by a companion. Activities include games, craft time, potlucks, bingo, and more. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
- Homeschool Activity Program - Thursday, January 16th, at Riverside Park from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program is a structured exercise program with a monthly theme for children ages 6 to 13 who are home schooled. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
- Family Bingo - Friday, January 17th, at the Center Lake Park Cultural Center. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and all players are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
- American Red Cross Babysitter Course – Friday, February 17th, at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Youth ages 11 to 15 will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care to children and infants. This is a one-day class and space is limited to 10 participants. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
- Teen Black Light Sand Volleyball - Friday, January 31st, at the Riverside Park Multi-Purpose Field from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Teens (ages 12-17) will enjoy an evening of black light sand volleyball. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
- American Red Cross Lifeguard Course - Registration is underway for the next American Red Cross Lifeguard Course, which will be held February 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants need to be present each day, must be at least 15 years of age, and be able to pass a swim test. Call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568 for more information.
- Training Cudas - Training Cudas is our off-season Swim Team. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings through May 2020. Each month has a separate registration. Participants must be a previous Barracuda or Training Cudas swimmer or have passed a swim test. Registration is currently open for February, March, and April. Call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568 for more information.
- Water Aerobics (all ages) - Make a splash with Water Aerobics! Deep Aqua Fit is a non-impact, deep water aerobics class that works a variety of muscle groups, as well as the cardiovascular system. The class is held in the deep end of the pool and utilizes buoyancy belts and hand buoys. All equipment is available to use free of charge during the class. Call 407-971-5575 or 407-971-5568 for more information.
movie in the park
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and parade
cops n cars for kids car show
Bonkerz Comedy Night
Food Truck Thursday
Oviedo Farmers Market
The next Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st, at the Lawton House grounds at 200 W. Broadway Street, Oviedo. Bring the family and browse a delightful selection of local produce, plants, jams, coffee, baked goods, and more!
BIG KAHUNA POOL (november 3, 2019 through March 29, 2020)
- 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Saturday
- 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunday
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City of Oviedo
FUTURE city COUNCIL MEETING DATES
- January 13, 2020, at 6 p.m. (City Council Work Session)
- January 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
- February 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (CRA Governing Board Meeting)
- February 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
- February 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)