Oviedo Farmers Market

Saturday, June 4th


Life has gotten so busy lately, how about slowing it down a bit and coming back to the roots of Oviedo?  The Oviedo Historical Society founded the Oviedo Farmers Market so that the residents of the community could not only get the best, freshest produce, but to preserve the rich history that this community has.  On the first Saturday of the month, the Oviedo Farmers Market is held on the grounds of the historic Lawton House, located at 200 West Broadway, in Downtown Oviedo.  

The Historical Society boasts of their treasured Lawton House, built back in 1890.  It originally stood where the current Memorial Building is on Central Avenue, but was moved to its current location in 1910.  The stately yellow building with its tin roof, has hosted many community events over the years in Downtown Oviedo and continues to do so.  The Farmers Market is run completely by community volunteers, which love to share their collective memories of Oviedo.  All of the proceeds from their Farmers Market assure the continued operation of the historic Lawton House Museum, local area scholarships and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

The Oviedo Farmers Market is all ready for you at 8:00 a.m. and is open until 1:00 p.m., in which you will find a wide assortment of locally-grown produce.  To include everything from tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, berries and of course what put Oviedo on the map, celery.  Other vendors will be presenting their organic honey, grass-fed beef, hand-crafted soaps and essential oils to all natural beef jerky and gluten-free or vegan options of a variety of delicious treats.  You’ll find beautiful, blooming orchids and a selection of other succulent plants along a nutritious array of dried fruits.  

So come on out to the Oviedo Farmers Market, this Saturday, June 4th and enjoy the wonderful feeling of buying local and organic along with being “green!”

4th Annual Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout

Friday & Saturday, May 27th – 28th


With the big holiday weekend upon us, many are not quite sure what to do.  The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce along with Helpful Hands, Inc. are bringing their 4th Annual Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout to Oviedo.  This Florida BBQ Association accredited professional and amateur barbecue competition is presented by Sonny’s BBQ.  

Kicking off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27th at the ideal location of the Oviedo Mall, this fun-filled family event is offering live entertainment, kids activities and more.  It extends until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and will start back up on Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New this year, on Friday, they have added a Kid-Que Competition.  This will exist of ten teams, each comprised of one junior chef, along with one professional pitmaster, challenged in cooking the most delectable meat.  The kids in the competition are sponsored by our local businesses which will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the awards being presented at 8:30 p.m.

There will be over 80 professional and backyard teams competing for cash prizes, trophies and of course the coveted qualifier for the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Kansas City’s  American Royal Invitational, the World’s largest barbecue contest,  the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational with its $10,000 prize and the newest FBA’s Invitational, Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown with a guaranteed purse of $68,000.   

With delicious BBQ being the main attraction of this event, it won’t be short on entertainment either.  Friday will start off with the Bailey Callahan Band at 6:00 p.m., followed by the headliner, Dakota Hurley.  Saturday will host a day-long talent list, kicking off with Megan Katarina at 10:00 a.m. followed by Eli Mosley Band, Greye, Moriah Ruth and Michael Shivers closing out the evening.  At 5:30, the awards ceremony will take place.  A Kids Zone area will be well equipped with all of the latest inflatables, along with water slides, face painting and plenty of exciting games for the little ones to enjoy!

The Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout has been rated in the top 10 Memorial Day BBQ’s in the United States, so you will want to make sure you don’t miss this tasty event!

Inaugural Oviedo Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run

Saturday, May 28th


With the weekend approaching us, where we remember those who served in the past in our United States Military, along with honoring those who presently serve and inspiring those who will serve in the future, Oviedo Recreation and Parks Department will be holding their Inaugural Oviedo Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run.  The newly unveiled memorial, “The Fountain of Service” at Oviedo on the Park, emcompasses all of the six U.S. Military branches on polished granite blocks. With water flowing from each, into a common pool, moving slowly, as it seems to disappear into the lake, representing “Lives Poured Out,” the idea of honorable separation and sacrifice.  

Registration has already began, but it’s never too late as they will still allow you to participate up to the morning of the event.  It is a $30.00 fee with youth (18 and under) being $25.00 and the Kids Fun Run free.  Please email the City of Oviedo Recreation and Parks if you are Military, for $15.00 entry coupon!  This fun-filled family event will benefit our local Veterans organizations/scholarship funds.  

This 3.1 mile walk, jog or run will meander from the Veterans Tribute at Oviedo on the Park, towards East Mitchell Hammock Road, then turning around and heading north on Oviedo Blvd. past the Oviedo Gymnasium towards Downtown Oviedo and then back around to the Culture Center/Amphitheater area.  The starting point and finishing point are at 299 Center Lake Road.  The race will be utilizing an electronic timing system which will professionally keep track of the times and scores by a disposable chip that will on your bib, given to you at registration.  A Kids Fun Race will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m.,  after the awards ceremony which is to commence at 8:45 a.m.

So get a great start off to your holiday weekend by remembering, honoring and inspiring those in our United States Military.  Come out and show your pride!

Bacon, Bourbon, and Blues Festival


Saturday, May 14th

Over the past twelve months, a lot has happened in Oviedo!  Celebrating its one-year anniversary is the new Amphitheater and Cultural Center at Oviedo on the Park.  It has brought in so much fun and entertainment to the community and continues to do so.

On Saturday, May 14th, they will be celebrating their anniversary with the Bacon, Bourbon, and Blues Festival.  This enjoyable evening will feature some of the best Blues around, with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. and the musicians beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the gate, which entitles you to limited bacon tastings from local vendors.  A  special VIP ticket for $75.00 is being offered, which allows you access to a VIP stage viewing area, backstage reception area, with exclusive bacon and bourbon tastings, an opportunity to mingle with the Blues artists and their band members, along with VIP parking.  

The headliner of the evening will be 2016 Blues Music Award Nominee, BB King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year and Piano Player of the Year, Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots.  Also, Jeff Howell and his Blues Band with their Big Easy sounds straight from New Orleans, along with Beth McKee, and her Southern roots, while local Josh “the Pitbull of Blues” Rowand will bring his energetic guitar playing and Joe “Survival” Caruso with his Boogie Woogie Boo-fay Band.  It is sure to be a wonderful evening with such an awesome line-up!

There will be a variety of craft beer, wine and food vendors for you to choose from, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting HOPE Helps, Inc.  HOPE Helps is an Oviedo based, non-profit, that’s mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness through Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education throughout the Central Florida area.

So come out and celebrate the one-year anniversary of the new Amphitheater and Cultural Center at Oviedo Center Lake Park.  With all of these fantastic musicians,  it’s sure to get your soul moving and your toes tapping!

The City of Oviedo’s Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Saturday, May 7th

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway


Would you like to have a TREEmendous day?  Well, come on out to City Hall in Oviedo, on Saturday, May 7th to celebrate National Arbor Day!  The City of Oviedo encourages everyone to stop by and pick up a FREE tree, while supplies last!

The City of Oviedo’s Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will take place at 9:00 a.m. at 400 Alexandria Blvd.  Each resident of Oviedo will be allowed to take home 2(two) trees.  This year, they are offering 10 different varieties;  the swap-loving Bald Cypress, the blooming Bottle Brush, the flowering Camellias, the tall growing Dahoon Holly, the color adding Peppermint Crape Myrtle, the common Red Maple, the medium-sized Shumard Oak, the sweet smelling Southern Magnolia, the deep-coral colored flowering Tuscarora Crape Myrtle and the bright pink flowering Tonto Crape Myrtle.  You will need your Florida Driver’s License for proof of residency.

Florida celebrates its own Arbor Day, traditionally the third Friday in January, due to the varying weather conditions across the United States, but J. Sterling Morton, of Nebraska, founded National Arbor Day back in 1872, encouraging tree planting and their care.  It was for the pioneers to create an environment that would provide them fruit, fuel, shade,  shelter and the result of their beauty.  

Utility companies across the country are becoming partners with the Arbor Day Foundation, assisting in the reduction of energy use through a strategic tree planting.  The right placement of a tree can maximize many of their energy-saving benefits, saving homeowners up to 20% on their energy costs.  Trees provide us with much more than that, though, they also furnish the entire community with improved air quality, reduced urban heat island effect, reduced stormwater runoff, a smaller carbon footprint along with the beautification of our neighborhoods.  

So please make sure pick up your trees at the City of Oviedo’s Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, it is sure to make your day TREEmendous and our community a better place to live!

7th Annual Relay for Life Golf Outing

Friday, April 29th

The City of Oviedo is presenting their 7th Annual Relay for Life Golf Outing.  It is going to be held on Friday, April 29th, at the Twin Rivers Golf Course.  It is conveniently located at 2100 Ekana Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765.  You may pick up a registration form at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility, 128 Oviedo Blvd., or just come out on the morning of the 29th, it’ll only be $95.00.

Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m.  There will be a putting contest and ball drop following registration.  The Shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m., providing a full day of fun golf, with friends, old and new.  Each hole of the Twin Rivers Golf Course is challenging with its championship layout, it has been acknowledged as one of the best courses in Central Florida and the community of golf in Oviedo.

This fun-filled, competitive Golf Tournament is benefitting Relay for Life and Cancer Research.  Unfortunately, this disease has seemed to affect someone we all know and love.  The American Cancer Society needs all of us to get out there and fight the fight, raising monies to increase the research behind a cure for this widespread disease.  By increasing their budget, they cannot only do research, but can also provide support for those who are facing this battle in their lives.  Communities across the world come together, to honor survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer, a disease that has already taken too many.  The funds raised, truly do make a difference, just ask one of the 14 million cancer survivors who get to celebrate another one of their birthdays!

Again, the City of Oviedo is bringing the community together for an afternoon of some great golf, all while fighting the fight for a cure!

Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge

Sunday, April 24th



Looking for a little something  different to do this week, possibly a little challenging, let alone FREE?  The University of Central Florida is hosting The Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge, it’s something for kids of ALL ages, so the whole family will enjoy it!

On Sunday, April 24th, they are bringing the nation’s largest mobile fitness event to UCF  It will be hosted on the IM Soccer Fields, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816.  This fun and exciting day will commence at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., to but that does not mean you have to participate that entire time, you may come and go as you please.  They will be starting new races continually throughout the day, with everyone participating on a first come first served basis.

Their objective is to keep kids healthy and active, giving everyone an opportunity show off their physical abilities.  They can do this by participating in a time-based obstacle course that involves wall crawls, jump roping, sprinting, jumping jacks, hurdles, tunnel crawls, sit ups and finishing out with a 20 foot confidence climb and a 60 meter dart to the finish line!  Each course shall take approximately 3 – 5 minutes to complete, depending upon your physical fitness.  The event will feature lots of activities for the entire family.  There will be Xtreme gaming, specifically designed programing to inspire families to live a healthy and active lifestyle, along with rides and a food court area.  There will be additional fees for the Extreme gaming, rides and food items.

So how fit are you, anyway?  Do you think you have what it takes to conquer the Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge?  Come on out to UCF, give your best and see how you come out!  One thing is for sure, you’ll have a fun and exciting time doing it!

2209 Hoffner Ave Belle Isle, FL 32809

2209 Hoffner Ave Belle Isle, FL 32809


List Price: $589,900
Year Built: 2002
Beds: 3
Baths: 3/0
Garage/Carport: 1 Car Garage, Attached, Door Opener
SqFt Heated: 1,791
Total SqFt: 2,775
Welcome Home to this beautiful LAKEFRONT home located in the heart of Belle Isle on The Lake Conway Chain of Lakes. This home has DIRECT LAKE FRONTAGE, offering some of the most breathtaking NIGHTLY SUNSETS. You will not come across an opportunity like this again… From the moment you enter the front door you will be IN LOVE with its breathtaking views, homes charm and character. This home was custom built in 2002 and features A-frame windows to provide unobstructed water views. Large kitchen with custom maple wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including gas range. Maple hardwood floors throughout most of downstairs. Relax by the fireplace and admire the antique copper design. This homes floorplan was well thought out with an open Great Room with 22 ft+ cathedral ceilings, 4 access doors to lake and access to a Florida dining room with plenty of windows. In addition, 3 en suite bedrooms. Master suite downstairs has a charming imported stained glass window, barn style door, and dual French to doors with access to in-ground hot tub. Upstairs suite offers plenty of privacy, large bedroom, closets and lake views. Embrace the Florida lifestyle and BBQ on your large screened patio, lush landscaped yard with over 20 palms trees, and park your boat in you 23+ foot 2 story boat dock with lights and lift. Just minutes from Downtown, (OIA) Airport, several major hospitals, quick drive Orlando Attractions. Well maintained with lots of pride. Must see… It won’t last long!

Summer Camp Expo

Summer Camp Expo

Saturday, April 16th

Summer is right around the corner and before you know it, the kids will be out of school and wanting to know what to do!  The Oviedo Mall, located at 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo,  is the nucleus of the community and they are putting on their 3rd Annual Summer Camp Expo, to get you all informed!

Saturday, April 16th, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., you will be able to browse through many local area business’ displays, that we be introducing you to what they have planned for this summer to keep your child/children busy, happy and entertained!  You will be able to speak to their representatives directly and get all the answers for your summer’s activities.  On Saturday, they will also be providing free entertainment and activities for the event.  Some will be camp related, so your kids can do a trial run of whether they might enjoy specific ones; martial arts, archery, drama, arts and crafts.

The Oviedo Recreation And Parks Department, Boardwalk Bowl, North Wind Martial Arts Academy and St Luke’s Lutheran School will be there, plus many more, providing all of the details of their summer programs and camps.  Activities can range from exciting team building events like basketball or volleyball camp, rock climbing, archery, water sports to theme of the week camps with coordinating  activities plus sewing, aviation, drama, arts and crafts.  Many also include two field trips per week, with special outings to Wet N Wild, DeLeon Springs, Semoran Skateway and many other exciting fun places.

Last year, there were more than 25 vendors and over 450 families visited to get ideas of their summer plans!  So come on over to the Summer Camp Expo at the Oviedo Mall and get your child’s summer planned out for unbelievable memories!  

5005 Rock Rose Loop Sanford FL 32771



OFFER PRICE: $294,900

MLS# – O5429857

Beautiful Pool Home that offers Privacy and great location. Move-in Ready home in the sought after Gated Community The Retreat at Wekiva. Open split floor plan 3/2/2 car with office/den, living and formal dinning room with a trey ceiling! Contemporary home with volume ceilings, light, lots of ceramic tile flooring! 42in cherry cabinets, tiled backsplash, closet pantry, breakfast bar and breakfast nook area in the kitchen and a formal dining room with a tray ceiling and hardwood flooring! The master bedroom suite with double entry door, tray ceiling, and overlooks pool. The master bathroom is impressive with beautiful cabinets throughout, luxurious bath with a garden tub and separate walk-in shower, dual his and her sinks and closets. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle and relax in your large screen enclosed pool with a large private fenced back yard, with no rear neighbors in view, backs up to a wooded area. Located in a gated community with park & playground, very close to all major highways, very close to I-4, SR 417, Seminole town center mall, shops, restaurants, Heathrow and Lake Mary.

OFFER PRICE: $294,900

MLS# – O5429857