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July 17, 2018

Douglas and Wymore Changes | I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project

Douglas and Wymore Changes

Old-New Configuration


As Soon as July 28, Traffic Will no Longer be Able to Cross S.R. 436 from Douglas Ave. and Wymore Rd.

To improve traffic flow at the State Road (S.R.) 436 and Interstate 4 (I-4) interchange nearby roads and traffic movements must shift.

As soon as Saturday, July 28, 2018, a new traffic movement will be in place to prepare for the final configuration of the S.R. 436 interchange. The change means traffic will no longer be able to cross S.R. 436 between Wymore Road and Douglas Avenue.

Wymore Road and Douglas Avenue will become right-in, right-out only from S.R. 436. Pedestrians and right-in and right-out traffic will still be guided by the existing traffic signal. Once the S.R. 436 interchange is completed and the pedestrian tunnel opened the traffic signal at S.R. 436 and Wymore Road/Douglas Avenue will be removed to provide more capacity for vehicles accessing I-4 and to improve traffic flow.

Lanes on Westmonte Drive also will be added or widened to accommodate the additional volume of motorists using the roadway. Construction on these roadways began in 2017 in anticipation of motorists using this new traffic movement. The signals throughout these roadways will be adjusted and timed to accommodate the additional capacity.

The final configuration of S.R. 436 will function as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI). This type of interchange helps efficiently move large traffic volumes through an intersection with limited space. The SPUI at S.R. 436 will allow opposing left turns to proceed simultaneously in one single intersection over I-4.

3351 Wymore Douglas Westmonte Handout




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July 12, 2018

Is The C&D About To Take Over The B&B?


Is The C&D About To Take Over The B&B?

You ask what a C&D is?  A Couch and Dinner, invented by Angie Rendo due to the need to help her brother-in-law, Korey.   She invented the C&D as a way to provide him a place to stay while he was searching for his new home.  

We took the time to speak with Angie about how she came up with the C&D idea.

Interviewer: “Angie, how did you come about with the C&D idea?”

Angie: “Well, first off I've got a really large couch and it's really soft and really comfortable.  I often found myself sleeping on it a lot of nights when I had difficulty in my own bed or my husband was snoring so loud, he would shake the walls. So, when my brother-in-law got a new job down here In Lake Mary, we decided to let him stay here. However, we have a small 2-bedroom apartment and really had no place for him to sleep.  We did look at the prices of cots and other solutions, but they were kind of expensive, so we thought, you know, let's just turn the couch into a bed it's super wide and really comfortable.”

Interviewer: “So where does the D for Dinner come in?”

Angie: “Well, to top it off, he doesn't like to eat breakfast. I made breakfast a couple mornings before he went to his new job and he just never ate them.  I asked him, and he said he never eats breakfast. But dinner, that's a whole different story, he loves to eat, and I love to cook.  So, in preparing a dinner for my husband, I would just make an extra big meal so that he got a good dinner, too.  Thus, we came up with ‘couch and dinner’ the ‘C&D’.”

Interviewer: “So, Angie, what tips could you offer to those who would like to help out a family member or make a few extra dollars with their own C&D?”

Angie: “Well probably the biggest one to start with is that you’ve got to have a great couch. I’ve got a GREAT couch.  I’ve got a sectional that I can move around and make different sizes, but the best thing about it,is that it is super deep.  You can actually sleep two people together on this couch if you wanted to.”

Interviewer: “What are some of the other tips you can provide?”

Angie: “One of the big things is with the dinners, you need to find out what your clients are allergic to, or if they are on a special kind of diet.  One of the things that Korey made clear was that he wanted to cut down on his carbs, so I made sure he had a high protein meal. One little side thing about that, you must make sure that you have a lot of snacks in the pantry because you'll find that your guest like to get up in the middle of night and nibble on a lot of different snacks. So that is just a little side tip.”

Interviewer: “Have your every heard or seen anything like your C&D before?”

Angie: “That is funny you ask because I have seen something called ‘Couchsurfing’.  I think there is an actual website on it too.  But I prefer C&D, it sounds more welcoming.”

Interviewer: “That's fantastic Angie.  Really appreciate your time and wish you much success with your C&D Business.”

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July 6, 2018

School Immunizations For Seminole County

Seminole County

Information Provided By Community Relations Officer Ashley Moore


The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) is urging parents to prepare their children now for this upcoming school year. Parents may visit their child’s medical provider or the health department to obtain their required vaccines and school physicals for school entry and help keep their children safe from vaccine preventable diseases. “Up-to-date immunizations are very important to keep children safe and ready for school. A higher number of vaccinated children will make it less likely for a disease to spread from person to person, which is known as community immunity,” said Donna Walsh, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. “It is important to continue protecting our children from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis, mumps and measles.” Immunizations and school physicals are available at DOH-Seminole located at 400 W. Airport Boulevard in Sanford, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. To make an appointment call (407) 665-3700. Due to the high demand for immunizations from July 23rd through August 14th, services are provided on a first come, first served, walk-in basis. You may experience a longer wait during this period. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member or legal guardian to receive immunizations. If not, a notarized permission form, signed by the parent or legal guardian, must be presented before services are rendered. A copy of each child’s immunization record and government-issued, valid photo identification of the adult relative or legal guardian are required. Parents may also visit their primary care provider to avoid possible long wait times. A certified DH 680 immunization form is required for school entry and is provided with immunizations. You can obtain this form at your child’s medical provider or though the immunization clinic at the health department. Immunization services are available for low-cost administrative fees at the health department. Families with private insurance assigned to a medical home or HMO provider are encouraged to go to their doctor for immunizations as the health department is a safety net for those without health care coverage. For more information on childhood immunizations visit .


Florida Health


July 31, 2017

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