Oviedo in the News

September 6, 2019


Due to delays associated with Hurricane Dorian, Republic Services will be running altered pickup dates for garbage only within the City of Oviedo.

On Friday, September 6th, garbage collection will occur for Oviedo City Residents who normally have a Wednesday or Thursday garbage pickup. Only garbage will be picked up (no recycling or yard waste).

On Saturday, September 7th, garbage collection will occur for Oviedo City Residents who normally have a Friday garbage pickup. Only garbage will be picked up (no recycling or yard waste).

Recycling and Yard Waste collection will resume to normal collection schedules beginning September 9th. 

Chief's Corner

National Night Out and Teaming With Neighbors to Prevent Crime 

Each year the police department invites the community to a National Night Out community event as a way to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and police-community partnership. The event helps develop neighborhood togetherness and participation sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are involved and fighting back against crime. This year, the community is invited to join the police department for National Night Out at Center Lake Park on Tuesday, October 1st, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments (while supplies last) will be provided from Mission BBQ and Cafe Panuzzo's. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and water too! There will be activities and police vehicle displays. Be sure to interact with the officers who are at the event.

Whether you attend the National Night Out Event or not, below are things you can do to team up with your neighbors to control crime in your neighborhood (for additional information see https://www.safewise.com/blog/5-ways-team-neighbors-keep-crime-bay/).  

  • Get to know your neighbors. Knock on doors, introduce yourself. Let your neighbors know if you see suspicious activity in the neighborhood, you will call the police and ask them to do the same. If you aren’t comfortable doing face-to-face contact, use a site like Nextdoor.com to start or join a neighborhood group. Nextdoor is a private online environment designed specifically for the purpose of helping neighbors connect with one another. https://www.truthfinder.com/infomania/lifestyle/best-neighborhood-apps/ offers three additional social media applications that can be used.  
  • Invite law enforcement into your community. When you get to know your neighbors, get them together and invite law enforcement to come and suggest ways to you and your neighbors to work together to protect one another and prevent crime. Officers can let you know what types of crimes have been occurring in your neighborhood and can conduct home security checks if requested.
  • Find out who has video surveillance in your neighborhood. If an officer is coming to meet, it is nice for him to know which houses have surveillance in your neighborhood. If you become a victim of a crime, you will know which nearby neighbors have cameras that have a field of view that may have recorded the event or your camera might help them. 
  • Form a Neighborhood Watch. I encourage you to start a neighborhood watch group. You can arrange for an officer to assist you in forming a neighborhood watch group by calling 407-971-5712 or by email at communityrelations@cityofoviedo.net.  
  • Keep up on Crime Trends and Spread the Word. You can see what crime is occurring in your neighborhood by Googling "Crime Reports for the Oviedo Police Department" and clicking on the crimereports.com link. It will display a map of Oviedo with icons showing which crimes are occurring where. Click on "filter" and then click on "show registered sex offenders" will indicate where sex offenders live in the City and their identifying information. If you are one of the many people who have "Ring Cameras" installed at your residence, the cameras includes options such as uploading of video automatically to the Cloud and of letting you know when crime occur in your neighborhood.  
  • Consider Having Security Cameras. Although it comes at a cost, security cameras are becoming more and more common in neighborhood homes. They offer a form of security and often give police leads that solve crimes.  

As Chief of Police, I know that the most effective crime prevention is where the community and the police department work together. Members of the Oviedo Police Department, along with the Oviedo Fire Department and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, look forward to seeing and interacting with everyone who attends our National Night Out Event. Together we make a difference.  

Dale Coleman, Chief of Police

Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight

B Physical Therapy Oviedo is a rapidly-growing physical therapy practice that opened in July of this year. As a resident of Oviedo, Steven Balogh (a.k.a. Dr. B) takes pride in the health and wellness of his community. He wants people to understand that they have options and that healthcare can be positive and uplifting. Your experience should be focused on you and not your insurance limitations. Dr. B opened B Physical Therapy Oviedo because he wants to bring the healthcare experience back to the person that matters most - you the patient.

His passion for a high-quality level of care is second to none. Dr. B actually suffered a lower back injury when he was 16 years old. He’s been in your shoes and knows the frustrations of suffering an injury. You are guaranteed to experience a listening ear and a thorough assessment in order to build a personalized treatment plan. “Our #1 goal is to help you reach your personal goals.” – Dr. B.

B Physical Therapy Oviedo specializes in the treatment of back pain, neck pain and headaches, shoulder pain, hip and knee pain, and injury prevention. Dr. B has expertise in spinal manipulation, manual therapy, deep tissue massage, pain neuroscience, chronic pain, and exercise science. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he remains active with his alma mater by teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Dr. B has been specializing in rehabilitation for the past 11 years in the greater Orlando area.

“I truly want to help each and every person live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life! I feel so honored to serve the Oviedo-Winter Springs community and help everyone B their best!” – Dr. B.

Recycling Simplified

Recycling Simplified


Bear sightings are common in Seminole County, and all Oviedo residents should be prepared!


  • Garbage, pet foods, barbecue grills, and anything that smells like food attracts bears.
  • Don't leave your garbage can outside.  Store trash and recyclables in bear-resistant containers or in a secure area until morning of pickup.
  • Feed pets inside or bring in bowls after your pets are finished eating.
  • Remove bird and wildlife feeders. Store pet or livestock feed indoors or in bear-resistant containers.
  • Protect your garden, compost pile, or livestock with electric fencing.
  • Clean meat smokers and grills with bleach or a degreasing agent.
  • If bears are rewarded with food (garbage, pet food, etc.) at your house, they will come back.


  • Remain calm, DO NOT run or play dead.  Back away slowly and speak in a calm, assertive voice.
  • Make sure that you are in a safe area and that the bear has an escape route, then make some noise to scare the bear away.
  • Secure the attractants that are bringing the bear to your neighborhood.

Report a Bear Sighting to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.




The Recreation and Parks Department and Northland Oviedo have joined together to offer Friday Afternoon Game Time. Every Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., seniors are welcome to come hangout and socialize at the Northland Oviedo office, 1205 City View Center, Suite #1005, Oviedo, FL 32765. Dates are subject to change at any given time.


  • Indoor Cycling (ages 16 and up) - Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-7 p.m.). Daily rates apply. The first trial class is free! Packages of 20 visits or an unlimited annual option are available for purchase. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.
  • Pickleball (all ages) - Pickleball happens at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This indoor paddle sport combines features of tennis and table tennis. Call. 407-971-5565 for more information.
  • Adult Basketball (ages 18 and up) - Registration is underway for Adult Basketball through September 6th or until full. The season begins September 15th. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.
  • Rock Climbing League (ages 6 to 14) - Registration is underway for the fall Rock Climbing League through September 7th or until full. The season begins September 13th. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.
  • Start Smart Soccer (ages 3-5) - Registration is underway for Start Smart Socer through September 20th or until full. Classes begin October 1st. Call 407-971-5565 for more information.


  • SNAP Club - Wednesday, September 11th, at the Center Lake Park Cultural Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program is designed specifically for those with special needs, teenage and up. Participants must be accompanied by a companion. Activities include games, craft time, potlucks, bingo, and more. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
  • Homeschool Activity Program - Thursday, September 12th, at Riverside Park Pool from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This program is a structured exercise program with a monthly theme for children ages 6 to 13 who are home schooled. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
  • Family Bingo -  Friday, October 4th at the Center Lake Park Cultural Center. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Cards are $4 each with a 5 card maximum. Space is limited and all players are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Concession stand will be open for snacks and beverages. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.
  • American Red Cross Babysitter Course – Saturday, October 5th at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Youth ages 11 to 15 will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care to children and infants. This is a one-day class and space is limited to 10 participants. Call 407-971-5575 for more information.


  • Swim Lessons - Registration for September Swim Lessons is underway. Registration takes place at the Riverside Park pool. Classes begin September 9th/10th. Classes are twice a week for three weeks for 6 total sessions. For more information, call 407-971-5584.
  • Training Cudas - Training Cudas is our off-season Swim Team. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through May 2020. Each month has a separate registration. Participants must be a previous Barracuda or Training Cuda swimmer or have passed a swim test. Registration for October begins on September 21st at 9 a.m. for City Residents and 10 a.m. for Non-Residents.
  • Splash Zone Birthday Parties - Splash Zone Birthday Party Packages are available now! Parties are on Friday nights, Saturday mornings, Saturday nights, and select Sunday mornings. Enjoy the Splash Zone with a semi-private party for your child. Birthday child must be turning at least 4 years of age to be eligible. Birthday party packages are available until the end of September. Call 407-971-5582 for more information.
  • Water Aerobics (all ages) - Make a splash with Water Aerobics! Deep Aqua Fit is a non-impact, deep water aerobics class that works a variety of muscle groups, as well as the cardiovascular system. The class is held in the deep end of the pool and utilizes buoyancy belts and hand buoys. All equipment is available to use free of charge during the class. Call 407-971-5582 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Bonkerz Comedy Night - center Lake park cultural Center

September Comedy Night

Movie in the Park - Center Lake Park

Fall Movie in the Park Series

Oktoberfest - Center Lake park

Oktoberfest at Center Lake Park on September 26, 27, and 28, 2019

Wayne Hoffman, Mentalist and illusionist - Center Lake Park Cultural Center

Wayne Hoffman, Mentalist and Illusionist

2019 Hometown Heroes Classic Bowling Tournament - Boardwalk bowl

2019 OPF Bowling Tournment at Boardwalk Bowl, 10749 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, on Saturday, October

Howl-O-Ween - Bark Park

Howl O Ween at the Bark Park

Halloween Festival of Frights - Center Lake Park

Festival of Frights

Tea Party at the park - Center Lake Park Cultural Center

Tea Party at the Park

Oviedo Farmers Market

The next Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th, at the Lawton House grounds at 200 W. Broadway Street, Oviedo. Bring the family and browse a delightful selection of local produce, plants, jams, coffee, baked goods, and more!

Pool Hours

Splash Zone (august 10th through September 29th)

  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Saturday
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunday

BIG KAHUNA POOL (august 10th THROUGH november 2nd)

  • 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Monday through Friday
  • 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Saturday
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunday

Riverside Pool (august 10th through may 26, 2020)

  • 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunday

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City of Oviedo


  • Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
  • Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. (City Council Work Session)
  • Monday, October 7, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)
  • Monday, October 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. (CRA Governing Board Meeting)
  • Monday, October 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (City Council Meeting)