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This week in West Orange County history: April 14, 2022 | West Orange Times & Observer

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80 decades ago

Jerry Brown of Winter season Backyard garden was elected vice president of the pupil body at the College of Florida.

Just one of the most thriving tasks at any time undertaken by the area females was the opening of a home in the Edgewater Hotel for the benefit of soldiers who have been stationed close to right here. Madge Peters was basic chairman. Neighborhood ladies have been invited to come in any night time, and chaperones ended up on hand. Dancing, online games and refreshments were available.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Iserman entertained with a supper bash aboard their boat on Lake Apopka.


70 many years back

Mrs. Glenn Joiner entertained with a dessert bridge in her residence Tuesday night.


50 yrs ago

Kitty Osburn, Kelly Hicks, Elaine Beebe, Dottie Walker and Marjorie Hill ended up fast paced on the Junior Service League’s new assistance job — hand-puppet exhibits at the West Orange Library in Winter season Back garden just about every other week.


40 years back

Orange County Commissioner Vera Carter turned 1 of the initially spadesful of earth at groundbreaking ceremonies for the Dr. Phillips Market. The major searching heart was built to serve Bay Hill, Sand Lake Hills, Orange Tree and Windermere.

The Windermere-Dr. Phillips Rotary Working day festivities ended up successful even with the rain. Chris Cardwell, 12, was the 1st woman to finish the street race and was 65th out of about 600 runners. Dick Douthitt completed very first overall. John Brownlee, Rotarian from Sand Lake Hills, finished in a threesome with sons Will, 7, and John, 10.

Former Wintertime Backyard City Commissioner Ernest Crawford confessed to philately in the recent “first of April” situation. In point, he experienced been a philatelist for 32 many years — but he wasn’t ashamed of it. Soon after all, why must anybody be ashamed of collecting stamps?


20 many years in the past

The Wintertime Backyard garden Metropolis Fee hired Edward DeAguilera as the coordinator for the 2003 Centennial Celebration.

Orange County Commission Teresa Jacobs wielded a sledgehammer to help the county and city of Oakland cleanse up the neighborhood by demolishing a condemned crack house on Postell Avenue. Also present were being County Chairman Richard Crotty, Oakland Mayor Jon VanderLey and County Undersheriff Malone Stewart.

Lakeview Large College celebrated 75 years with a demonstrate at the Winter Backyard Historical past Heart. The screen integrated outdated photographs, cheerleader uniforms, trophies and faculty newspapers.

Seven Scouts with Varsity Troop 225 highly developed to the rank of Eagle Scout: Kevin Lee, B.J. Hempling, Michael Irwin, Lee Dobson, Robert Mueller, T.J. Oakes and Steve Winn.



APRIL 13, 1972

Ahead of the arrival of the net, realty companies relied on The Wintertime Yard Times’ actual estate part to promote their houses and houses for sale. In the April 13, 1972, problem of the paper, homebuyers could store Realtors and find out where the hottest “for sale” indicators ended up positioned all around West Orange County.

A Windermere property could be picked up for $41,900, a Wintertime Backyard garden home was providing for $34,000, and a household good deal in Ocoee was likely for $2,500.


FROM THE Winter season Backyard HERITAGE Basis ARCHIVES

The mail commenced to move as a result of this location additional than 160 several years ago. Missives brought by pack mules, speedy horses and productive wagons began to get there at post offices recognized in the little agricultural communities mushrooming along the fertile south shore of Lake Apopka.

The Killarney Post Workplace, created additional than a century back, nonetheless stands on Point out Highway 50 in the tiny rural neighborhood. 

The Winter Backyard Heritage Foundation is planning an exhibit that includes the put up offices that served as lifelines to a pioneer inhabitants dwelling hundreds or even hundreds of miles from significant metropolitan areas. Bundled will be letters and bulletins heralding births, weddings and the starting of Earth War II in the United States. Collectors will love viewing philatelic things connected to transferring mail efficiently and promptly over the several years.

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