By Tommy Vincent
The Central Florida base Submarine veterans held a Memorial Day spring cookout for residents of the Gracious Age assisted living center in Sanford.
From left to right: Sub Vet Guy Blades, volunteer Faye Siler, Sub Vet Rick Neves serve hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings to resident Helen E.
Sanford Breakfast Rotary Club — 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Colonial Room Restaurant in downtown Sanford.
The Sanford Rotary Club — noon Monday, meets at the Sanford Chamber of Commerce at First Street and Sanford Avenue.
Rotary Club of Seminole County South — Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club in Longwood.
Seminole Sunrise Kiwanis Club — 7 a.m. Friday, Colonial Room Restaurant in downtown Sanford.
Sanford Kiwanis Club — Noon Tuesday, Colonial Room Restaurant in downtown Sanford.
Woman’s Club of Sanford — 1st Wednesday of each month from October through June, at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 309 S. Oak Avenue in Sanford.
Sanford Lodge #62, F&AM — 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 212 N. Park Avenue in Sanford.
Garden Club of Sanford — The Bromeliad Society: 2 p.m. 3rd Sunday of each month; The Jacaranda Circle: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.; The Wildflower Circle: 10 a.m. second Thursday of each month from September through May. All meetings are at the club facility at 200 Fairmont Drive in Sanford.
American Legion Auxiliary Post #53 – 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at American Legion Post #53, 2874 S. Sanford Avenue.
Fleet Reserve and Fleet Reserve Ladies Auxiliary — 6 p.m. second Monday of each month, at Fleet Reserve, 3040 West SR-46 in Sanford.
Longwood-Lake Mary Lions Club — first and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The Longwood-Lake Mary Branch Club meets on the 4th Saturday at 8 a.m. For information on locations for either of these events phone 407-699-7776.
Optimist Club of Sanford – each Wednesday at 12 noon, at Colonial Room in downtown Sanford. For information phone 407-323-2194.
The Sanford Historical Society meets the fourth Thursday of alternate months beginning in January. Most meetings are held at the Sanford Museum, 520 E. First St. Call 407-302-1000.
Sanford Christian Sharing Center – 1:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month at 515 E. 25th Street in Sanford.
Sanford Lakeside Lions Club — First and third Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Big Boys Restaurant. Call Lion Dave at 407-330-5238.
Society of St. Vincent dePaul — meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the white house, corner of West. Ninth Street and Myrtle Avenue in Sanford. Assists the poor. Call 407-330-4400.
Golden Voices Toastmasters Club - meets Monday evenings from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Renaissance Retirement Community, 300 W. Airport Road in Sanford. For information phone Deliah Terranova at 407-323-7306.
Lake Mary Women’s Club – meets 3rd Wednesday at Sanford Garden Club, 200 Fairmont Drive. For information phone Kathy Harris at 407-797-5169.
Florida A&M Alumni Seminole County Chapter — meets 2nd Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Dr. Velma Williams Community Resource Center. Call 407-330-1762.
To be included in Club Meetings listing, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-322-2611
Stirling closes on sale of 47-acres for Seminole County Schoolboard
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty recently closed on the sale of the 47-acre Chase Estate on Old Lake Mary Rd. for $4.9 million.
Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, and associate Chocky Burks negotiated the sale representing the seller.
The property was part of the estate of Mrs. Julia Chase, who lived there until her death. The Chase family was one of the prominent citrus growers in Seminole County.
The Seminole County School Board acquired the property and plans to build an elementary school and learning center, Soderstrom said.
Steven Triece of The Triece Company participated in the transaction representing the Seminole County School Board.
Craig Jerhome Russell, 29, of Retreat View Circle, Sanford, was arrested on May 26 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery.
When police arrived, they were able to hear a female yelling from inside the residence.
The boyfriend/girlfriend have been living together for three months and on this day got into an argument.
He stated that he was trying to hug her to make her feel better.
She states that when she asked him to leave during the argument, he wouldn’t.
He then became upset and grabbed her neck and told her she was about to see “the real Craig.”
She tried to call police and he pulled a knife out of the closet and put it to her neck.
She called 911 after getting away and he threw the knife at her while on the line with the operator.
Lyle Whitfill, 38, of Holly Avenue, Sanford, was arrested on May 24 for charges of petty larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, principle in the first degree and robbery.
He was caught on camera shoplifting with his son at Best Buy on Towne Center Circle.
His son placed two video games in his coat while Whitfill acted as a lookout.
When security attempted to get the games back, Whitfill pushed them and the two ran out through the mall.
They escaped by jumping in the back of a pickup truck belonging to his daughter.
They were later arrested at their home.
Elvis Christian Ruiz Mendez, 22, of Old England Loop, Sanford, was arrested on May 25 for charges of possession of cocaine.
He was under investigation for a stolen vehicle that Mendez stated was stolen from him.
When officers asked to see his keys, he reached into his pocket and a small bag of cocaine fell out.
OUT & ABOUT
Saturday, May 31
Safety Fair and Farmer’s Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Park on the grounds of Lake Mary City Hall. Come early for the Market and also meet your local safety professionals from the Lake Mary Police and Fire departments, Seniors vs. Crime and more.
Wednesday, June 4
Opening night for the Sanford River Rats at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 5
Railroad and Train Exhibit at the Lake Mary Historical Museum, 158 N. Country Club Road. Open every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during June. Saturday, June 14 only Kid’s Fun Day at the Museum with activities, make a train themed Father’s Day card for free.
Monday, June 9
Summer Day Camp, Monday through Friday, from June 9 to Aug. 15 at City Church Orlando, 650 E. Airport Blvd., Sanford. $90 per week with sibling discounts. Free lunch. Call 407-321-9600 or visit orlandocitychurch.com.
Eighth annual Conductive Education Center of Orlando Golf Classic at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park to raise money for children with disabilities. Register at www.cecfl.org.
By Al Ferrer
Special to the Herald
Many gardeners and homeowners are unaware that many varieties of garden plants contain poisonous compounds that can be hazardous to one’s health.
Contact with some of the plants listed below may cause irritation of the skin, while others can be poisonous if ingested, especially by children and pets.
Castor-bean: This plant contains the poisonous substance, ricin, as well as other toxic compounds including ricinoleic acid and oleic acid. The highest concentration of chemicals is found in the seeds.
Rosary pea: The seed contains a toxic substance known as abrin. One seed, if chewed, can cause death of an adult person. Entire seeds may be swallowed without any consequences.
Crown-of-thorns: The milky sap of this plant can be highly irritating to the skin, inducing blisters on the skin of those who come in contact. Consisting of complex terpenes, including euphorbol, the plant is sometimes used as a purgative.
Jimsonweed: Containing toxic alkaloids, all parts of the plant are poisonous, especially the seeds. Children can be poisoned if they eat the fruit or suck on the flowers.
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