Welcome to the Wedgefield Homeowners Association
Wedgefield is a Friendly
and Peaceful Golf, Equestrian Community located in Orlando
Florida. The Beauty of Wedgefield is it's laid back
environment where golf carts and horses are used for
transportation almost as much as cars.
The Wedgefield community is diverse in both age and culture
and offers a great atmosphere for enjoying the natural
beauty and great weather of Central Florida.
We encourage you to visit Wedgefield and have lunch at the
Club House and get to know some of the people that call
Our Next General Meeting is on Wednesday,
March 11th at 7:00 PM at the Wedgefield Golf
and Country Club.
Our Special Guest Speaker is
Mr. Sean Bailey, District 3 Representative for
the Citizens Corps Council & President of Conway Acres &
Cardinal Park Association.
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1. March Articles added
2. Car Show and Chili Cook Off Event Photos
3. WHOA Community Garage / Yard Sale Event
4. FDOT Toll Rate Rule Development Public
Workshop (Learn about the increased toll rates)
5. National American Miss Press Release
6. Alexis Bentiganan in the News
7. Adopt a Fire Station
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the article authors and do not necessarily reflect
the position or policy of the Wedgefield Homeowners
Association, Directors, and Officers."
Car Show & Chili Cook Off
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Toll Rate Rule
Florida Department of Transportation (Department) is hosting
a Toll Rate Rule Development Workshop to provide the public
an opportunity to review and comment on proposed amendments
to Rule 14-15.0081, Florida Administrative Code. This
includes the proposal of new toll rates for the Department
segment of the Wekiva Parkway in Orange, Lake and Seminole
Counties and amended toll rates for the First Coast
Expressway in Clay and Duval Counties. Finally, as a result
of the toll plaza removal on the Martin B. Anderson
Beachline Expressway owned by Central Florida Expressway
Authority (CFX), the CFX toll will be collected at the
Turnpike’s Beachline West Toll Plaza in addition to the
Turnpike’s toll. The new toll rate for the Turnpike’s
Beachline West Toll Plaza will reflect this combined toll
The Toll Rate Rule Development Public Workshop will be held
on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM
This workshop will be held as a webinar, or live
presentation, over the internet.
register for the workshop, click here: GoToWebinar
HERE TO LEARN MORE
National American Miss
Miss Trinity Rain Viera, age 5, has been chosen as a
State Finalist in the National American Miss Florida Pageant
to be held 7/17 – 8/15 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Grand
Cypress Orlando. The pageant is held for girls ages 4
The newly crowned Miss Florida Princess Pageant Florida
will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and
banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to
compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.
She has the chance to represent the great state of Florida
for the entire year. She will also tour Hollywood.
National American Miss is dedicated to celebrating
America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each
year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and
prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young
ladies nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and
The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest
in the Nation. The focus of this organization is to create
future leaders and to equip them with real-world skills to
make their dreams a reality. The program is based on inner
beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an
“All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.”
Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining
self-confidence and learning new skills, such as good
attitudes about competition, as well as setting and
achieving personal goals.
Families interested in learning more about this unique
and outstanding yough program may visit www.namiss.com.
Miss Viera’s actives include Dance, sing, flag football!
She also enjoys having tea parties with Nana and good ol’
family time with her two older brothers, papi and mom.
Alexis Bentinganan in
Alexis Bentiganan, daughter of Vimille and
Banbz Bentinganan made news at the National Anthem
Auditions held at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.
Alexis will sing the National Anthem at the March 22nd
New York Mets vs New York Yankees spring training game.
You can see a the WPBF video by clicking
on the photo below.
Adopt a Fire Station
December 24th found
many of the Wedgefield residents converging on
Fire Station 86 carrying platters, casseroles
and plates of delicious food and sweets. For
the second year we participated in the Orange
County “Adopt a Fire Station” program sponsored
by Mayor Teresa Jacobs. We know we are very
fortunate to have a Station located in our
community and we want the Firemen to know that
they are appreciated. They are the “First
Responders” if there is a fire or medical
emergency and many residents know firsthand that
they are quick to respond.
One thing few know is that they
are not allowed to leave the community to do a
simple thing such as grocery shop unless they
can get another station to “stand by” for them
while they are out of the community. Have you
ever started to cook something only to realize
that you were missing an ingredient? Better not
happen at the Fire Station! If they forget to
bring something in on their way for their two
day shift they are out of luck. They can’t go
to a neighbor and “borrow” a cup of sugar.
Their neighbors live too far away. They are
limited to shopping at the Citco station on
While it is great to remember
them during the holidays, we should show them we
really appreciate what they stand for and do to
insure the safety of our community during the
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Section 4.7 Signs
No signs of any type shall be displayed to public
view on the Lots or any portion thereof without the
prior written consent of the Association, except the
A. One "For Sale" sign or "For Rent" sign per Lot;
provided the sign is no larger than two (2) feet by
two (2) feet;
B. Political signs are permitted during election
periods and must be removed immediately after the
C. Builder's signs for models and offices: and
D. Commercial Business signs on vehicles are
E. Garage Sale Signs, not to exceed three days and must
be removed immediately after the event concludes
From the Orange County Code Enforcement Website
“Private signs may never
be placed within the public right-of-ways unless
approved by Orange County. Signs may be removed without
warning by County workers and those placing such signs
are subject to fines. The county picks up over 100,000
signs each year.”
will specify that the “Save Wedgefield” signs are not
considered to be “political signs”. If you are
concerned about the presence of these signs, or any
other illegally placed signs, be proactive and take some
action. If it’s your neighbor ask them to remove
it. Call Orange County Code Enforcement
(407-836-3111) and report the violation and ask that the
signs be removed. If the signs are on private
property call any of the WHOA Directors and report the
address so we can take appropriate action.
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ESTATE SALE STARTING JANUARY 2015
Furniture Security Desk Curio Cabinet Appliances
Lamps Housewares Depression Glasses Sportscards
Comics Vintage comics Parrot cage Bird Cage Toys
Collectible Barbie Dolls AND LOTS MORE. Please
call KATHY at (407)568-1805. Prices are
Negotiable and package deal.
Two well behaved male collarless pit bulls
approximately 1 AM Saturday morning (Dec 6) we
came across two male pit bulls. Well behaved and
playful. If your looking they are at 2258 Baker.
You can contact me at 954-598-4332. They were
fed and out I the elements. Please contact ASAP.
we don't want to turn them in cause of breed and
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Bayanihan at Wedgefield
Dear Bayanihan at
Wedgefield Members and Friends,
If you attended the wonderful New Year's Eve
Celebration at the Gandola residence, you know that we
started the year off with a bang, great food, music and
I would like to thank the Gandola Family for
hosting the New Year's Eve celebration and everyone who
participated, helped, organized, and supported the
I would also like to thank Jonathan Toves for
his leadership, the 2014 Officers for their hard work
this past year, and the many members that supported and
Looking back through 2014 with Bayanihan, you
can see by the event photos below that it was busy with
Looking forward, I see an opportunity for
Bayanihan at Wedgefield to do extraordinary things for
our members, kapitbahay, and community. The
possibilities are only limited by our imagination and
I invite you to look at the possibilities and
the future of Bayanihan at Wedgefield at the next
general membership meeting. I look forward to hearing
your feedback so together we can plan the future of
Bayanihan at Wedgefield.
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This Month Neighborhood Watch Information will
continue to be published in an ongoing effort to keep
our community informed on crime watch matters.
During the last half of JANUARY to the present date of
FEBRUARY 15, 2015 based on Orange County Sheriff’s crime
statistics and individual reports not yet reflected in
the statistics there has been 1 RESIDENTIAL burglary, on
BANCROFT in the 4300 block. Additionally, we had 5 auto
burglaries, one in the 20100 block of MARLIN ST and one
in the 2200 Block of ABNEY AVE, and one in the 2300
Block of ALABASTER, and one in the 2500 Block of BALLARD
AVE, and one in the 19000 Block of SOMERSET ST.
Additionally, we had a vehicle stolen in the 2300 Block
The listed residential burglary was to a shed and the
perpetrators took a generator along with several items
for lawn maintenance. It is important to note that none
of the vehicles that had burglaries were locked. As long
as we continue to leave our vehicles unlocked we will
continue to have the burglaries. By doing so we are
training the next generation of burglars that will
continue to ply the methods learned for bigger rewards.
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Citizens On Patrol
Can I Park here or there?
When I am out on patrol I sometimes see vehicles parked in
violation of ORANGE COUNTY ORDINANCE 85-1 CHAPTER 35 and I
may issue a courtesy ticket (warning ticket with no fine) to
let the vehicle owner know that they are in violation.
Occasionally the owner may see me writing a courtesy ticket
and they may ask me if they can park here or there? My
answer will depend on the parking violation I observe and
the situation. The majority of the vehicle owners I have
spoken with are not aware of ORANGE COUNTY ORDINANCE 85-1
CHAPTER 35 and are happy to get an explanation from me of
why they are in violation of the ordinance. The majority of
the vehicle owners are happy to quickly remedy the situation
to prevent a parking ticket.
During my patrols I have noticed that the majority of the
parking violations in Wedgefield are due to vehicles parked
on or blocking sidewalks and vehicles parked on or blocking
the bicycle lane / path.
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Calling All Green Thumbs
February 5th the
Garden Club of Wedgefield met at the Country Club
meeting room. Lee Breedlove, leader of the year, was
the presenter this month, also. After business and
orders were taken for lunch, Lee told all about the
origins of the pink grapefruit in Manatee Co., FL., and
the subsequent discovery of the red grapefruit in Texas.
It was interesting to discover that the red grapefruit
can be propagated from a seed! Several forms of
grapefruit were given as door prizes, Janis Thaw brought
cuttings from a cactus and Lee had packages of white
sunflowers to give out, as well.
Next month, Adelaide Catania will
give a program on Tomatoes and composting. Please come
out and support your local garden club with you
attendance! We welcome you! Mark your calendar for
March 5th at 11:00. Please come early so we
can start on time. See you then!
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Yard of the
Yard of the Month Program - Voting began in April,
during the first week of the month. Judging will be done by
3 people on a criteria of the best yards viewed and voted on
during the viewing time. A yard sign will be awarded to the
winning yard. That sign will be picked up and presented to
the next month's winner.
November Yard of the Month
Garden Club Judges this month, were Rosemary Wolfe,
Jackie Miner, and Lee Breedlove. The area to be judged
was Macon Pkwy to Maxim Pkwy and 520 to Bancroft. The
yard that was chosen for Yard of the Month was at 2365
Archer Blvd. Owners, Jackie Finley Carter and her
husband Don. She is a School teacher and Don is retired.
Jackie has lived in Wedgefield since 1975! Judges noted
a nice Elm tree, and an Oak tree, Crape Myrtle, Red
Trumpet vine, coleus, Bird of Paradise. There was also
Pinta, Jatropha’s, Texas sage, and varieties of Lilies.
The back yard is just as beautiful as the front yard.
the judges took favorable notice were 20208 Marlin, 2255
Bagdad and 2221 Amberly. Thanks to all the homeowners
who take care of their properties! This is the last Yard
of the Month until after winter. When spring arrives,
remember the Yard of the Month will be out again!
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Warmer weather is on its way with
the dry and cold winter in the past. This winter
weather of the past months has created a great deal of
fuel in the Wedgefield area which we need to clear out
before fire season starts again. With that in mind,
here are some reminders on how to reduce the fuel on
In Firewise landscapes, there are
4 zones, with Zone 1 being closest to a structure and
Zones 2 - 4 move progressively further away.
Zone 1 - this is a well irrigated
area encircling the structure for at least 30’ on all
sides, providing for space for fire suppression
equipment in the event of an emergency. Plantings
should be limited to carefully spaced fire resistant
Zone 2 - Fire resistant plants
should be used here also, and should be low growing and
the irrigation system should extend into this section
Zone 3 - Low- growing plants and
well-spaced trees in this area, remembering to keep the
volume of vegetation (fuel) low.
Zone 4 - This furthest zone from
the structure is a natural area, thin selectively here
and remove highly flammable vegetation.
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In January and February the
“Lunch and Movie Group” enjoyed our local restaurants
and saw the latest movies.
The restaurants they enjoyed were
“Aztec de Oro”, “Papa Gio’s”, “Longhorn”, “Applebee’s” and
The latest movie they saw were
“American Sniper”, “Birdman”, “Black or White”, “The Boy
Next Door”, “The Wedding Ringer” and “Blackhat”.
If anyone is interested in joining
the “Lunch and Movie Group”, call Jan Berglund (407)
568-3313 or Sylvia Cox (407) 568-2410.
REMEMBER: Families are like fudge,
mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Classy Red Hat Ladies
On January 16th our hostesses were Marty Fioramanti,
Connie DeVries, Doris Bodecker and Adelaide Catania. We
lunched at the “Orlando Ale House”. There were 32 “Red
Hatters”. The door prizes were won by Martha Bradford,
Bea Christensen and Sylvia Cox. The birthday girls were
Connie Shephard and Lillie Douglass and they took home
beautiful Red Geraniums that were the centerpieces on
On the 22nd of January 14 “Huggable Red Hatters” met at
“Victorio’s Restaurant” in Titusville. Nancy Stickrod
and Jan Berglund were the hostesses. Joan Smith and Ann
Brown won the door prizes.
On the 26th of January 18 of us played Bunco at the Club
House and had lunch. On February 1st 7 “Red Hatters”
really enjoyed the play “Mary Poppins”; it was one of
the most outstanding plays we have seen there.
Afterwards we had a pleasant time dining at “Shiloh’s”.
Our next “Red Hat” luncheon will be at the Wedgefield
Golf and Country Club on the 20th of February. It will
be an Italian Buffet and everyone will be wearing red to
celebrate Valentine Day. The hostesses are Ann Breazzano,
Debbie Goderis and Ann Grimes. See you there – Sylvia
REMEMBER: Wrinkles just show us where smiles have
been and a house dress can cover a whole world of sin.
Time makes big worries seem silly and small, for the
years bring the wisdom to laugh at it all.
DEFINITION OF RED HAT FRIENDSHIP
F. Fun loving and Faithful
R. Risk being real, even
I. Interested in the Welfare of
E. Expect the best in others
N. Natural relationships
D. Delightful and Diplomatic
S. Supportive and Sympathetic
H. Helpful, Hopeful and Happy
I. Interdependent by helping
P. Patient and Personable
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Community Emergency Response Team
On Saturday October 11th, 21 members of the Wedgefield
CERT group met with Mr. Jack Tracy of the Florida Health
Department who is in charge of the Orange County
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP). Mr.
Tracy introduced the team to Mr. Jim Mauney and his wife
Kim. Mr. Mauney is a Professional Trainer who has
trained Firemen, Law Enforcement Personnel as well as
numerous CERT groups and Kim is a Certified EMT who is
currently employed by the Corrections Department.
Mr. Mauney went into detail about the various parts of a
NEPP and CERT components from the Incident Command thru
the teams in the field and how they all blend together.
He led the attendees through a simulated tornado in
Wedgefield in a table top exercise and then explained
how good record keeping is extremely helpful to the Fire
Department personnel and other professional responders.
He put the attendees through some very interesting team
building exercises and worked on radio communication
The entire day was interesting, informative and
motivating. This is just one more part of the training
that the volunteers do so that they are ready to help
their neighbors and the other residents of Wedgefield in
the event of a disaster.
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