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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
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GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC SLY -THE OBSERVER
From left, Carolyn Cooper, Peter Gottfried, Bev Reponen, Bill Randolph, Tom McMacken and David Lamm are competing for seats in Winter Park and Maitland.


ABRAHAM ABORAYA
GUEST REPORTER
Scott Peelen has lived in
Winter Park since before
1984, and in that time, he
said he's built a reputation
as the "superest of super
voters," not missing a single
election in more than 20
years.
But that doesn't mean
the financial investment
broker and his wife haven't
gone to the wrong polling
location during a munici-
pal election, like the one
to be held Tuesday, March
9. That's because during a


county-wide election, there
are 16 places in Winter Park
to cast a vote, but during a
municipal election, there
are only five, which means
the Peelens have to vote
somewhere else.
Or, as Peelen said, you
have to check what phase
the moon is in and whether
or not there are smoke sig-
nals over Winter Park before
casting your vote.
"People don't know
where in the hell to vote.
And it is nuts," said Peelen,
who personally calls Or-
ange County Supervisor of


Elections Bill Cowles after
every municipal election
and complains about the
change. "It's utterly loopy
that the people of Winter
Park can't vote in the same
place every election.... It re-
sults in less participation in
the election."
It's not a new problem
for Cowles, rather, it's some-
thing he deals with every
year. Every time there's a
municipal election in Or-
ange County, he makes a
point of reminding voters
to go to the polling loca-

> turn to ELECTION on A7


D.C. trip 'success' for Winter Park

Funding and planning talks with representatives could spur new projects


ISAAC BABCOCK
OBSERVER STAFF
Winter Park may emerge a
little richer after a contin-
gent of city commission-
ers met with legislators in
Washington D.C. in Febru-
ary to discuss plans for road,
rail and Post Office projects
and to ask for federal help
to get them done.
"I think we were very
successful in Washington,"
Commissioner Beth Dillaha
said.


Commissioner Phil An-
derson echoed that senti-
ment following a series of
meetings with all of the ar-
ea's representatives and two
senate offices.
"We had a great discus-
sion with all of our repre-
sentatives, and we got great
commitments to work on
some of our agenda items,"
Commissioner Phil Ander-
son said.
One of the biggest items,
the potential acquisition PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE OBSERVER
City Commissioners met with postal officials in Washington to discuss moving the
> turn to D.C. on A3 Post Office near Central Park. The item will be discussed at Monday's meeting.


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Closure for city and fireman

City upholds firing of Winter Park fire
marshal; union still fights termination


ABRAHAM ABORAYA
GUEST REPORTER
After the Winter Park Civil
Service Board upheld the
fire department's firing of
Randall Mells, a 16-year vet-
eran with the fire depart-
ment, Mells shook the hand
of Jim White, his former
boss.
Mells said he appreciated
the opportunity to work
for the Winter Park Fire De-
partment and that he was
moving on. It was, as White
described it, a moment of
closure.
"We ended the hearing
with a handshake," White,
Winter Park's fire chief, re-
called the interaction a few
days later. "He shook my
hand and told me he ap-
preciated the opportunity
to work for us and that he
was moving on. I got a sense
of closure from him at the
hearing."
The Civil Service Board
voted 6-1 Tuesday to uphold
the fire department's firing.
Mells did not return calls
seeking comment before
press deadline.
On Oct. 15, 2009, Winter
Park Fire Marshall Randall
Mells was at home sick with
the flu when he got a page
about a fire on South Orlan-
do Avenue. Mells went to his
truck, grabbed his radio, and
put it on his bedside table,
listening to the discourse.


Mells heard the on-scene
incident commander decide
the fire was suspicious, call-
ing for the State Fire Mar-
shall's Office to come and
investigate. That decision
would usually be made by
someone in Mells' depart-
ment.
So Mells called off the
state fire inspectors, an ac-
tion the fire department
decided was a subversive
attempt to countermand
the decision of an on-scene
commander. Mells was fired
for "malfeasance" and "con-
duct to the prejudice of
good order and discipline."
"I just thought that was
something I couldn't al-
low to be tolerated," White
said. "I have to respect the
decision of the on-scene in-
cident commander. I can't
allow people to make deci-
sions like that that aren't
even on scene."
The city's fire union sided
with Mells, helping him ap-
peal the firing at the hear-
ing. Dave Devreaux, the
union's president, said he
didn't want to comment on
the hearing because it was a
done deal.
"No comment," Devreaux
said. "The union is still pur-
suing its side. That's all I can
say about that."
Ron Ryan, the fire depart-
ment's representative on
the Civil Service Board, was
the only vote to reinstate


ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER
Randall Mells, who was awarded Florida's fire marshal of the year in 2007, fought his firing, but it was upheld in a hearing.


Mells to his old position.
Ryan said there were some
creative attempts to resolve
the situation discussed at
the hearing, including rein-
stating Mells if he would im-
mediately resign.
Ryan said they also dis-
cussed having Mells sus-
pended and demoted as
opposed to fired. But the
attorneys said the only op-
tions were to agree with the
department or to disagree.
"I thought it was unfor-


tunate he lost his job," Ryan
said. "He made a mistake,
and I hate to see him get
fired. He was a 16-year em-
ployee and a good employ-
ee, and it seemed like he
only made one bad mistake.
I'm only one vote."
Mells was able to keep his
pension, and he was paid
out for his accrued vaca-
tion and sick time when he
was fired. The hearing was
the end of the appeal's pro-
cess with the city, but Mells


could decide to take his case
to court.
The November firing was
the culmination of years of
rocky relationships with the
department, White said.
"I would say it was
strained," White said about
Mells' relationship with the
upper echelons of the fire
department. "There were
some people that night that
weren't surprised at his ac-
tion, and there were some
that were surprised."


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Join Us in Voting YES for Winter Park:
City Commissioner Phil Anderson
City Commissioner Margie Bridges
City Commissioner Beth Dillaha
Drew Krecicki, Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission
Sara Whiting, Planning & Zoning Commissioner
Michael Dick, Planning & Zoning Commissioner
John Stevens, former Chair, Planning & Zoning Commission
Pam Peters, former City Commissioner
Gene Randall, President Winter Park Good Government Group
Kenneth Murrah, Attorney
Jack Rogers, Architect, President Friends of Casa Feliz
John Skolfield, Managing Partner Skolfield Homes


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Vote YES on Amendment 10!
Our city's land use policies are what keep the special
character of our city and neighborhoods. Land use
policies are supposed to be constant and not changed
frequently. Amendment 10 would finally require a higher
level of agreement by the city commission, a super-
majority, to change Winter Park's development rules.

* YES on 10 reduces special interest control over
how our city grows and develops.

YES on 10 ensures a higher level of scrutiny and
agreement when changing our land use policies.

YES on 10 provides assurance that changes to our
city's land use and development policies are in the
best interests of our residents.

YES on 10 provides protections for your
neighborhood from non-compatible uses like
giant parking garages next to your home.

Who is against Amendment 10?
Amendment 10 is intensely opposed by development-
related special interests. Why? Because it is harder
for special interests to tamper with our city's land use
policies with 4-to-1 commission votes than it is with
narrow, politically biased 3-to-2 votes.

Vote YES on Amendment 10!


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D.C. I Train station could get $1 million rebuild by the end of 2011, says mayor


< continued from the front page
and move of the city's Post
Office to make room for
an expanded Central Park,
dominated the city's priori-
ties list as they spoke with
Post Office officials in Wash-
ington.
Mayor Ken Bradley said
that postal officials seemed
amicable to the idea of
working with the city to
move the office, though
they have yet to agree on a
plan of action.
Anderson said that it may
take time to move the proj-
ect forward.
"They're open to discuss-
ing a number of things," An-
derson said, "but right now
moving that of their own
volition is not their prior-
ity."
A laundry list of other
priorities accompanied the
Commission to Washing-
ton, as they lobbied for road
projects, rail station remod-
eling and the improvement
of the Fairbanks Avenue


corridor.
At a Feb. 22 Commission
meeting, Bradley gave a
bit more detail about what
might happen to the Amtrak
station in Central Park. In
the plans are a complete re-
model as well as an integra-
tion of a SunRail stop.
"There are some portions
of the station that are very
beautiful," Bradleysaid. "But
it's definitely antiquated.
We're going to completely
tear it down and rebuild it."
The cost of the rebuild,
Bradley said, will be about
$1 million, though that fig-
ure could fluctuate by as
much as $100,000.
"We don't know when
we're going to get the mon-
ey," Bradley said. "We know
it's already been allocated."
Depending on if there
are no bumps along the way
in obtaining funding and
planning the station, Brad-
ley said it could be open by
the end of 2011.
Despite the successes of
the meetings in Washing-


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE OBSERVER
The Winter Park Amtrak station is 'antiquated' according to Mayor Ken Bradley, though he acknowledged positive features.


ton, the city has continued
to fund the lobbying firm
Alcade and Fay to push for
more money.
"I do think that we're
hopeful that having our
lobbyists paired up with the


faces from the city might be
helpful in communicating
those priorities," Anderson
said.
Now the city is waiting
to see if their meetings will
bear fruit.


"I don't know what hap-
pens tomorrow or the next
day, but I think this will
work out well in the long
run," Anderson said.


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Knights, Tars fall in conference play

A game of huge numbers saw UCF nearly win in double OT, and Rollins is knocked off by Eckerd


ISAAC BABCOCK
OBSERVER STAFF
When the UCF Knights fell
to the UAB Blazers Feb. 24, it
was the third time this year
they hadn't scored more
than 50 points in a game.
Three days later, they were
at the tail end of a 121-115
shocker that went to triple
overtime with the ball in
their hands. Then, having
engineered the biggest of-
fensive turnaround in back-
to-back games all season,
they lost again.
"One of these days we'll
be able to execute and make
shots in the last five minutes
that will make a difference,"
Coach Kirk Speraw said af-
ter the team's 53-49 loss to
UAB. Three days later, the
feeling was different, but
the loss remained.
Now the Knights (13-15,
5-9) are looking to pick up
the pieces of a season-near-
ing collapse, having fallen in
three straight games against
conference foes and plum-
meting toward the bottom
of Conference USA.
In their two most recent
losses, the Knights managed


to force a tight game into
the final minutes.
Against UAB they were
down by only 2 points with
the ball in their hands when
it all fell apart. An inbound
pass was picked off by the
Blazers' Elijah Millsap,
whose outside fast break
ended in a dunk that ended
the game in an instant.
Having played the entire
game within a few points
of the second best team in
the conference, the Knights
watched their shot at an up-
set collapse in the final eight
seconds.
Against Marshall, which
at the time was the fourth
best team in the 12-team
conference, the Knights
found themselves immedi-
ately embroiled in an offen-
sive slugfest. At the half the
Knights were down by 17
points, but rallied back to tie
the score on back-to-back
3-pointers by AJ. Rompza
and Isaac Sosa.
In overtime, the teams
kept up the wild pace of
the game, with the Knights
nearly pulling off the win in
double overtime, but watch-
ing as the Thundering Herd


caught up with a foul shot
and a layup in the final sec-
onds.
By the end of the game
only one Knight starter was
still available, as a total of
six Knights fouled out in the
game and the team called
on rarely-used reserves. Of
those unsung backups, R.J.
Scott shined, with seven
points in just seven minutes
on the floor.
Isaac Sosa managed 20
points in 31 minutes of re-
lief, but even that high score
didn't lead the team. That
went to Taylor Young, who
nailed 23 points, followed by
Keith Clanton with a double
double 20 points and 12 re-
bounds. Five Knights would
score in the double digits in
the win.
The Knights faced East
Carolina in their home fi-
nale at press time, and will
play one more game to close
out the season, at 3 p.m. Sat-
urday at Rice.

Rollins Tars are con-
ference co-champions
The No. 13 Tars had already
claimed a Sunshine State


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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE OBSERVER
Weak shooting felled the Knights against UAB, but they rebounded in dramatic fash-
ion against Marshall, forcing a game into triple overtime as the team shot triple digits.


Conference championship
by the time they hit the floor
against Eckerd College Feb.
20, but by the time they left,
they were one more notch
in the 'L column, and shar-
ing the title instead of own-
ing it outright.
That's because Eckerd
dominated in their final
shot at sharing the champi-
onship, jumping out to a big
20-0 lead to start the game,
and never relinquishing it


from there. The Tars (22-
5, 13-3) would battle back
to 63-58, but still took the
loss.
Nick Wolf led the team
with 27 points and 9 re-
bounds.
The Tars headed to a
showdown against Tampa
Wednesday night at press
time, but with a win could
see a rematch against Eck-
erd at noon Saturday in Ft.
Lauderdale.


Regional champions


Winter Park destroys First Coast en route to state final four


ISAAC BABCOCK
OBSERVER STAFF
The Winter Park boys bas-
ketball team is flying high
after the biggest win in the
regional tournament so far.
They spanked First Coast
87-41 Saturday night to ce-
ment their fourth regional
championship in five years.
And Robert Lovaglio has
a record to show for it. The
Wildcats' senior forward
passed the all-time school
record for rebounds during
his 24-point, 16-rebound
performance. His teammate
Austin Rivers poured on 28
points in the game.
The Wildcats had jumped
out to a massive early lead
and continued to pour on
the pressure for the remain-
der of the game.
All of the team's start-
ing lineup sat out the final
few minutes, as other team-
mates got valuable playoff
court experience on their
way into the final four.
Despite running a bench-
only team for the last four
minutes, all 20 of the final
points scored in the game
came from Winter Park (26-
5).
Now the Wildcats are on
their way to a state final four
showdown against Boyd
Anderson, which squeaked
by in a 56-55 win over Mira-
mar Saturday. This is Boyd
Anderson's second semi-
final appearance in three
years. During the Wildcats'
current string of playoff ap-
pearances, the teams have
never met.
For the Wildcats, the sting


of a semifinal loss to Olym-
pia in 2009 may still remain.
That loss came despite the
Cats having just blown out
their previous opponent by


nearly double the points.
The Cats tip off at 7 p.m.
on Friday at the Lakeland
Center.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE OBSERVER
Austin Rivers put on a show Saturday night, but teammate Robert Lovaglio put on a
bigger one, scoring 24 points and picking up 16 rebounds in the regional championship.


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Thursday, March 4, 2010 Page 5


Winter Park


Feb. 19 to Feb. 25


Residential burglaries
At the 1700 block of Westchester Ave. on Feb.
23, subjects were arrested for stealing prop-
erty from a storage shed attached to the rear
of a residence.

An unknown white male (5-foot-11 and thin
with short dark hair) at the 100 block of Chel-
ton Circle on Feb. 25 entered a residence by
breaking a glass window and then stole jewel-
ry, a Samsung 22" TV and an AT&T cell phone.
The suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.

An unknown person at the 400 block of Jo Al
Ca Avenue on Feb. 25 broke a glass pane on a
side door and rummaged through the house,
taking jewelry.

An unknown person at the 900 block of Aragon


Avenue on Feb. 25 entered a locked side door
by unknown means and stole an Apple Mac-
Book laptop and loose change from a jar.

Vehicle burglaries and theft
An unknown person at the 400 block of South
Park Avenue on Feb. 22 entered a vehicle with
the window rolled down and stole an Apple
MacBook from front seat.

Police at the 400 block of North Orlando Avenue
on Feb. 22 recovered a white Dodge Caravan,
reported stolen to the Osceola County Sheriff's
Office on Feb. 16.

Criminal mischief
An unknown white male at the 500 Block of
North Orlando Avenue on Feb. 22, who was in


a silver two-door Scion, exited his vehicle and
kicked in the victim's car door.

An unknown person at the 1000 block of Holt
Avenue on Feb. 25 stole a campus golf cart and
crashed it into the back of a student's vehicle,
damaging the vehicle.

At the 2100 block of Via Tuscany on Feb. 25, a
subject was arrested for using a campaign sign
to scratch the side of a vehicle.

Business burglaries
An unknown person at the 700 block of Old
England Avenue on Feb. 20 stole a golf cart
from the country club garage.

An unknown black male at the 300 block of


South New York Avenue on Feb. 20 entered a
bank and presented a note (asking for $100s
and $50s). The suspect was about 5-feet-10-
inches tall, 210 pounds, and wore a gray "Or-
lando" sweatshirt and a black Steelers base-
ball hat.

An unknown person at the 2700 block of West
Fairbanks Avenue on Feb. 23 stole two outside
A/C compressors valued at $8,000.

At the 600 block of North Wymore Road on
Feb. 24, a subject was arrested for entering a
private area of a dentist office and for steal-
ing a Canon digital camera, employee credit
cards and cash from the employees' personal
belongings.


Help us solve our



HISTO Y YSTERY


M d atldHitical Society


Have you ever come
across a family photo
where you can't quite re-
member who was in the
picture or where you were
at the time? You flip over
the picture to see the cap-
tion written on the back,
but unfortunately it's
completely blank? At the
Maitland Historical Soci-
ety we too have pictures


that remain a mystery to
us. The people or plac-
es in photographs have
gone unidentified for
years, and we need your
help to solve them. If you
can help, please contact
the Maitland Historical
Society at 407-644-2451
or info@maitlandhistory.
org.


Can you identify any of the participants in

this 1967 60th Anniversary Maitland

Library Celebration?


The caption accompanying the article "Chartered relief" published Feb. 25 incorrectly described Stratos Jet Charters' operations. They arrange
flights. The article incorrectly stated the Lutheran church's involvement with Stratos. The charter company flew the church group back from
Haiti. The cost of the church's flight was also inaccurate. They paid half of what it would usually cost because they were able to utilize an empty
plane that was already in Haiti.


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THE RECENT, RELEVANT EXPERIENCE WE NEED
Tom McMacken has the most recent and most relevant experience in Winter Park government of either Seat
4 candidate. Tom has been trusted to serve as chairman of all four city boards on which he has served
served for the last twelve years. His experience and dedication matter.


* As Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission,
Tom provided needed expertise on land use and
development in Winter Park. Tom is the only Seat
4 candidate with Planning & Zoning experience.

* As Chairman of the Tree Preservation Board, Tom
worked to protect our precious tree canopy, a
valuable and defining asset of Winter Park.

* As Chairman of the Historic Preservation Board,
Tom worked to preserve our historic resources
for the benefit of all residents.


* As Chairman of the Public Arts Advisory Board,
Tom has helped maintain arts education and the
preservation of Winter Park's character.

* During 18 years of serving on the Autumn Art
Festival Committee, Tom has been working to
attract thousands of visitors to Winter Park.

* Tom brings over 30 years of experience creating
parks and communities. Tom helped plan the Park
Avenue streetscape, Winter Park Village, and the
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Community


Leon Fleisher, an 81-year-old con-
cert pianist, visited Rollins College
last week. A documentary inspired
by his story, "Two Hands: The Leon
Fleisher Story," was shown on Mon-
day, followed by a Q&A. Fleisher
also conducted a student orchestra
on Wednesday and performed and
taught master's classes on Thursday.

Gray Robinson hosted a Commu-
nity Leader Forum last Thursday, Feb.
22, featuring Matthew J. Harrington,
president and CEO of Edelman U.S.
Harrington spoke about Edelman's
10th Annual Trust Barometer, a study
of global consumer sources of trust.
For more information, visit www.
gray-robinson.com.

The Orlando Chili Cook-Off raised
$15,700 for Special Olympics Florida.
Events for Change Inc. reported more
than 2,500 attended the event.


How to identify a Census worker:
The Census Bureau provides the cen-
sus taker with a binder containing all
of the addresses that didn't send back
a filled out census form. The census
taker visits all of those addresses and
records the answers to the questions
on the form. If no one answers at a
particular residence, a census taker
will visit that home up to three times,
each time leaving a door hanger with
contact information. The census taker
will only ask the questions on the
census form. They will never ask for
social security numbers or personal
banking information. For more infor-
mation, visit www.2010census.gov.

The Florida Heart Research Insti-
tute announces that the Make Flor-
ida: State of the Heart campaign is
collaborating with the Florida Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles. Florida drivers and ID card
holders can now make a voluntary


contribution of $1 or more whenever
they visit a driver's license office or
complete a transaction online. For
more information, contact Staci Eh-
renkrantz at 305-674-3020 ext. 3254
or visit www.floridaheart.org.

The Central Florida Regional Trans-
portation Authority (Lynx) is inviting
qualified, nonprofit organizations in
Orange, Osceola and Seminole coun-
ties to win free exterior bus advertis-
ing space for one year on the agen-
cy's coveted Public Service Bus. Entry
deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26.
For details, visit www.golynx.com.

Interested in hosting an exchange
student? The nonprofit, high school
foreign exchange student organiza-
tion, AYUSA, provides host family
placement and ongoing supervision
for 5- and 10-month academic pro-
grams. Contact Ellen Barr at 407-
310-8330 or visit www.ayusa.org for


more information.

The 2010 Bruce Gould Celebrity
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament was held
on Feb. 18 at the Jewish Community


Center of Greater Orlando's Jack &
Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Cam-
pus. The tournament raised funds for
the JCC's Marvin Friedman Scholar-
ship Fund.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ROLLINS COLLEGE
Renowned concert pianist Leon Fleisher, 81, conducts a Rollins College student or-
chestra. His visit to the college also included teaching a master's class and a film.


Business


Cuhaci & Peterson Architects
based in Orlando's Baldwin Park was
recently awarded a contract to design
the interior the YogoBerry frozen yo-
gurt store on South Orange Avenue in
Orlando.

Ruth's Hospitality Group has plans
to open a Mitchell's Fish Market in
Winter Park Village, where Beluga
was, in late spring. Visit www.Mitch-
ellsFishMarket.com.

SchenkelShultz Architecture, one of
Florida's leading green design firms,


announced that Bridget A. Paterno
has been promoted to Senior Market-
ing Coordinator.

Partner Drew Sorrell and IT Direc-
tor Craig Roy with Lowndes, Dros-
dick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA. have
been invited to present as a part of
the IT Governance Track on eDiscov-
ery Business Readiness at the SNW
Spring 2010 Conference to be held
April 12-15, in Orlando.

Ride Green Scooters on Fairbanks
Avenue in Winter Park has introduced


the Jonway 300W, a new 65-mph
electric scooter priced under $2,500.
For details, visit www.Chinesescoot-
erdepot.com.

Florida Park Service's Park Ranger
Specialist, Wayne Hartley, is retir-
ing at the end of February and will
continue his research as a Save the
Manatee Club staff member. For more
information, visit www.savethemana-
tee.org.

Palmer Electric Company has se-
cured a $700,000 contract with


Turner Construction Company for
electrical contracting for the new
Winter Springs Seventh-day Adven-
tist Church.

The Mid-Florida Home Build-
ers Foundation recently awarded
$18,500 to four local charities that
improve the lives of youth and chil-
dren in Orange, Seminole and Os-
ceola counties. The four charities
are Grandma's House at Westminster
Care of Orlando, MicheLee Puppets,
New Hope for Kids and Florida's Vi-
sion Quest.


Joan DesCombes of Architectural
Artworks from Winter Park was se-
lected as a finalist in the Sub-Zero/
Wolf Kitchen Design Contest.

The Central Florida office of SIKON
Construction, Maitland, is building a
growing number of sustainable retail
and mixed-use projects statewide
through its industry-leading Green
Team Program.


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Faces behind crisis lines change

Orange and Osceola counties see more than 50 percent increase in food stamp recipients in one year


ROBYN SIDERSKY
GUEST REPORTER
A crisis line operator an-
swered the phone; a desper-
ate voice was on the other
end. It was the operator's
300th call that day, and the
phone just keeps ringing.
It's been like this since the
economy plummeted in
2007.
The Heart of Florida Unit-
ed Way expanded its 2-1-1
resource line to include cri-
sis and suicide prevention
calls, and the number of
calls has skyrocketed in the
past year.
The No. 1 reason people
call is because they have
been laid off or their hours
have been cut, said Caree
Jewel, Heart of Florida Unit-
ed Way 2-1-1 and Elder Hel-
pline director.
In January 2010, the
United Way received al-
most 11,000 calls from Or-
ange, Osceola and Seminole
Counties almost three
times as many calls as they


received inJanuary 2007. Of
those calls, 62 percent were
from unemployed people.
The expanded servic-
es were in response to an
alarming number of crisis
and suicide-type calls the
United Way was receiving.
In January, they received
more than 1,000 crisis calls
alone, and 19 required sui-
cide prevention services.
Jewel said a crisis is a
situation in which a person
becomes overwhelmed and
loses their ability to cope.
This could mean differ-
ent things for different peo-
ple. For a single mother, it
could be not having enough
money to buy food for her
children because she was
laid off from her job. For a
family whose home faces
foreclosure it could mean
homelessness.
The increase in calls
and expanded services has
forced United Way to add
six full-time senior crisis
specialists, which increased
their staff to 40 people.


Jewell said the demo-
graphic of the caller has
changed due to the suffer-
ing economy. Nearly half of
all calls were from first-time
callers in January and many
were from families who
were considered middle
class before crisis struck.
The Florida Department
of Children and Families is
facing a similar situation
with families needing food
stamps.
From January 2009 to
January 2010, Orange and
Osceola Counties had a
56 percent increase in the
number of food stamp ap-
plications received.
"We've seen a steady in-
crease in the amount of re-
quests for assistance," said
Sharron Washington, Flori-
da Department of Children
and Families operations
manager.
As the unemployment
number rises, so does the
number of people eligible
for food stamps.
In January 2010, the


unemployment rate was
9.7 percent, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statis-
tics. Washington said there
are 2.1 million people us-
ing food stamps in Florida,
more than double the num-
ber from a year ago.
The demographic of
the food-stamp user has
changed as well to include
first-time applicants from
the middle-class.
"There are so many ap-
plying for the first time ever,
who never thought they
would need these types of
programs," said Elizabeth
Arenas, DCF Central Region
Public Information Officer.
"It's humbling but for them
it's scary and there's prob-
ably a lot of different emo-
tions involved."
From the time an appli-
cation for food stamps is
received, it takes an average
of 30 days to process, Wash-
ington said. It's not a good
idea to wait until the last
minute.
There's a more expedited


process for some, for ex-
ample, the homeless, which
only takes about seven days.
She said using food
stamps has a different stig-
ma then it used to. Instead of
using actual food "stamps,"
they issue something iden-
tical to a debit card.
"People shouldn't feel
embarrassed," Arenas said.
"As you can tell the numbers
are clearly stating that there
are a lot of people needing
help."





The Heart of Florida
United Way received
10,765 calls in January.
73 percent (7, 862) from
Orange, 12 percent from
Seminole (1,303), nine
percent from Osceola
(967) and six percent
(631) from other.


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tion on their sample ballot,
which may not be the same
location as on their voter
registration card.
At the root, the issue is a
budgetary one. Because Or-
ange County doesn't allow


municipal elections to pig-
gyback off the countywide
elections, like neighboring
Seminole County does, cit-
ies have to foot the bill of
every election.
And to save costs, cities
drop the number of polling
locations down: In Winter


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Park, it drops from 16 to
five; in Maitland, it drops
from five to two.
"That's exactly why the
city is doing it: to save the
cost of doing the city elec-
tion," Cowles said. "That's a
major issue. People get frus-
trated."
The budgeted cost of the
2010 election in Winter Park
is $37,800, and Maitland
expects to spend $16,200
on the same election cycle.
Neither city had estimates
available of what it would
cost to open all polling loca-
tions on election day.
Maitland Mayor Doug
Kinson said he's been
known to go to the wrong
polling location on election
day although, to be fair,
that was when he lived in
the city of Orlando. He said
the issue isn't as big in Mai-
tland because there are less
polling locations, and the
issue is easily resolved with
good communication.
"I don't really think it's
that great an issue in the city
of Maitland," Kinson said.
"If I lived in Winter Park or
Orlando, I think it would be
a bigger issue in respect to
the voter."
The issue isn't as pro-
nounced in neighboring
Seminole County. That's be-
cause cities have the option
of piggybacking on county
elections, which doesn't
cost the cities anything and
is open to all voting loca-
tions. So the only cities that
have to pay for elections are


cities such as Oviedo that
have staggered two-year
terms, resulting in off-year
elections.
Cowles said that Orange
County forced all municipal
elections into their own cy-
cle in 1992, in part because
of the length of bilingual
ballots in Orange County.
One of the advantages, he
said, is that it gives more
media coverage to local
elections.
"Think about the presi-
dential election than 2008:
Who gets more ink?" Cowles
asked. "The presidential
race or the Winter Park mu-
nicipal election?"


Electioncosts
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Find your

precinct

During a municipal election,
Winter Park collapses from
16 voting precincts to five
and Maitland collapses
from five to two places to
cast a ballot. Check your
sample ballot for your
precinct:

City of Maitland
Precinct9105 Maitland City
Hall, 1776 Independence
Ln

Precinct 9205 1st Baptist
Church of Maitland, 1950
Mohican Trail

City of Winter Park
Precinct 9102 Winter Park
Christian Church, 760 N.
Lakemont Ave.

Precinct 9202 St.Andrews
Methodist Church, 100 St.
Andrews Blvd.

Precinct 9302 Winter Park
Presbyterian Church, 400
S. Lakemont Ave.

Precinct 9402 First Baptist
Church of Winter Park,
1021 N. New York Ave.

Precinct 9502 Azalea
Lane Recreation Center,
1045 Azalea Lane


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Calendar


The Orange County Retired Edu-
cators Association will meet at 10
a.m. on Thursday, March 4, at College
Park United Methodist Church, 644
W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a spe-
cial program as part of National Craft
Month. For more information, call
407-677-0446 or visit ocrea-fl.org.

From noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays, the
Mayflower Toastmasters Club will
meet at the Mayflower Retirement
Community, 1620 Mayflower Court,
Winter Park. For more information,
call Elizabeth Brothers 407-644-1607
or e-mail maytoast@earthlink.net.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday,
March 4, the Orlando Museum of
Art presents "Wheels in Motion" as
their 1st Thursdays event this month.
Come experience a showcase of
transportation-inspired work. Admis-
sion is free for OMA members; $10
for nonmembers. For more informa-
tion, call 407-896-4231 ext. 260 or
visit www.OMArt.org.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 5, Con-
cordia University's Wind Symphony
will perform at Trinity Lutheran
School, 123 E. Livingston St., Orlan-
do. For more information contact Lisa
Moore at 407-422-5704.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday,
March 5, and Saturday, March 6,
Golfweek's Golfest attendees can test
golf's new equipment, apparel and
accessories and meet golf superstar
Annika Sorenstam. Event will be at
The Polo Fields at The Villages, 700
Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. For
more information, call 877-805-4653


or visit www.golfest.com.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday,
March 6, some of the participants of
the Sixth Annual Food and Wine Festi-
val at Baldwin Park will team up with
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a
night of fine food and wine and the
opportunity to contribute to a great
cause. Tickets can be purchased at
http://orlando.cff.org/foodandwine or
New Broad Street Realty in Baldwin
Park.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
March 6, Winter Park author Doris
Bloodsworth will be signing copies of
her book, "Images of America: Grove-
land," at the Borders Bookstore at the
Winter Park Village.

The Rotary Club of Orange County
East will race in the 30th Annual
Metro Cup Rowing Regatta at 8:30
a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Lake
Maitland in Winter Park. Spectators
can watch from Kraft Azalea Gardens,
located at 1365 Alabama Drive. Park-
ing will be available at Lakemont El-
ementary School, located one block
from the Winter Park YMCA. EZ-Bus
will run a shuttle bus continuously
from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the park
lot to the park.

At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 6,
come be a part of the Second Annual
Fiddler's Green 5k/Walk for Special
Olympics Florida in Winter Park. Par-
ticipants who are 21 or older can take
their race number to Fiddler's Green
for a complimentary pint of beer after
the race. Entry fee for students is $15,
adults $20 and $25 on the day of the


race. For more information, visit www.
specialolympicsflorida.org/fids5k.

The Woman's Club of Winter Park
will have their Annual Antiques Show
and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat-
urday, March 6, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Sunday, March 7. The event will
be at 419 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter
Park. The $5 admission covers both
days. Proceeds will benefit the histor-
ic Club House. For more information,
call Sally at 407-644-2237.

The 31st annual Winter Park St.
Patrick's Day Parade will be held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7 in down-
town Winter Park. ParkAvenue will be
closed to traffic from Webster to New
England avenues from noon until 4
p.m. Side streets will also be closed
at the Park Avenue intersections
along the parade route beginning at
1:30 p.m. The Observer will be in a
red convertible, so come check us
out!

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, the
Russian National Orchestra will per-
form with special guest young pianist
Yuja Wang, at the Bob Carr Perform-
ing Arts Center. Tickets start at $30.
Visit www.festivaloforchestras.org.

Allan Jahner of Wild Birds Unlim-
ited will present "Ways to Bring Birds
into your Yard with Feeders/Houses,
etc.," as the Historical Rose Society's
guest speaker at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
March 7 at Harry P. Leu Gardens,
1920 N. Forest Ave. Doors open at 2
p.m. Admission is free for first-time
visitors. Call 407-647-1219 for more
information.


The Central Florida Watercolor So-
ciety will have a demo with its found-
er at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, at
the Marvel building in the Maitland
Art Center. Demo is free to the public.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11,
the Central Florida Anthropological
Society will present a free program
by member Charles Motley and Dr.
Philip Whitman on their work in the
Peruvian Andes. Their presentation,
"The Amazon Waterfalls Association,"
will outline their holistic approach to
the preservation and protection of the
area. Call 321-948-3994 for more in-
formation.

Tickets are on sale for this year's
Bash for Books benefit that will be
held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sat-
urday, March 13, at the Winter Park
Public Library. Registration begins at
6:30 p.m. The theme is Around the
World in 80 Days. Guests can enjoy
international food and wine. Advance
tickets are $75 or $100 at the door.


Visit the Winter Park Public Library or
www.wppl.org/bash.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
March 13, there will be an Art Class
Open House at the Maitland Art Center.
Contact Ann Colvin at 407-539-2181
ext. 264 or e-mail acolvin@itsmymai-
tland.com or visit www.maitlandart-
center.org for more information.

Events this week at the Maitland
Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave.
For more details, contact 407-647-
7700:

-The Knit & Crochet Club will meet
at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Learn
from experienced crafters. All levels
welcome.

-Join the Brain Health Club for Mem-
ory Games at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 10.

-The Culture Club highlights Egypt
this month at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 10. Registration is required.


The 31st annual Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 7. The Observer staff will be throwing out candy and other goodies!


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Thursday, March 4, 2010 Page 9


MARCH 8 CITY
COMMISSION MEETING
TOPICS OF INTEREST
There will be a City
Commission meeting
on Monday, March 8, at
3:30 p.m., in City Hall
Commission Chambers.
Below are a few topics of
interest:
CITY BOARD UPDATES
Environmental Review
Board
MAYOR'S REPORT:
-Recognition of Winter
Park High School Varsity
Cheerleaders State
Championship
-Presentation of checks
from the Winter Park
Chamber of Commerce
Leaders Pancake Breakfast
to local schools
-Proclamation "Fix a
Leak Week"
-Proclamation "Bicycle
Month"
-Florida League of
Mayor's Tallahassee visit
CONSENT AGENDA:
-Approve the minutes of
Feb. 22.
-Approve CH2M HILL
for providing the 5-Year


This past Saturday, my
daughter, Kaley, and I had
the honor of attending
the second annual
Chiefs on the Run 5k
and Dommerich Dash.
This was a community
event organized by
volunteers and teachers of
Dommerich Elementary
School. "Chief' organizer,
Susan Boucher, can be very
proud of the success of the
event.
Dave Cocchiarella of
Central Florida News 13
presided over the event. We
always knew he was cool,
but the weather made all of
us downright cold.
The brisk morning was
incredibly exciting and
began with the hustle and
bustle of runners getting
tagged and stretching


Consumptive Use Permit
Compliance Report for CUP
No. 7624.
-Approve Amendment
VII to the interlocal
agreement for the
operation of the Iron
Bridge Water Reclamation
Facility.
-Award the demolition
of the Winter Park
Community Center
building, including
hazardous material
remediation, demolition,
recycling of selected
materials, and disposal
of all other materials to
The BG Group of Boca
Raton for the lump sum of
$53,880 and accept their
unit pricing to excavate
earth with debris and
disposal of unsuitable earth
from the site, if required
and directed by the city.
-Approve the award
of RFP-6-2010, Melrose
Retention Ponds
Stormwater Project to JCB
Construction.
ACTION ITEMS REQUIRING
DISCUSSION:
-Amtrak station building
renovation.
Public Hearings:


for the event. The event
kicked off with a group of
young ladies (fifth-grade
students from Dommerich
Elementary) singing the
"Star Spangled Banner".
They sang beautifully and
energized the crowd.
Two races were planned
as a part of the event. The
5k signature event, Chiefs
on the Run 5k, which is 3.1
miles, and the "Dommerich
Dash," a one-mile run. Not
being a runner myself, I
opted for the lesser one-
mile dash, believing that
I actually could compete
since most of the runners
were children.
Once stretched, all of
the runners proceeded
to the starting line with
breathless anticipation of
the competition that was


Winter Park City Talk
BY RANDY KNIGHT
CITY MANAGER


-First reading of the
ordinance adopting new
zoning regulations Section
58-89 and Section 58-90,
changing the process and
procedures, standards
and criteria for approval
of changes to the zoning
regulations text and official
zoning map, and for
conditional uses.
-Resolution Newly
elected officials training.
CITY COMMISSION REPORTS
Commissioner Anderson
-Letter for the record dated
2-26-10.
Commissioner Dillaha
-Policy regarding
city support of private
organizations
Commissioner Diebel
-Update concerning the
status of the Howell Branch
pond proposal with Orange
County
Commissioner Bridges
Mayor Bradley
-Meeting with the new
city commissioners
You can find the
Commission's full agenda
and information on specific
agenda items by logging on
to the city's official Web site
at www.cityofwinterp ark.
org and by clicking on
Government > City
Commission > Packets.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE
Tuesday, March 9 is election
day
Save yourself some time
- expedite your visit at the
election polls by bringing

about to begin.
Once across the finish
line, runners consumed
water, fruit, energy drinks
and bars, or anything else
they could get their hands
on.
Congratulations to the
following winners of the 5k
event:

1st Place Overall: David
Oyston
1st Place High School (3rd
overall): Caleb Leedy
1st Place Middle School
(4th overall): Sam Millson
1st Place Elementary
School (10th Place overall):
Wade Cuda
1st Place Teachers: Korey
Bawden and Megan
Goldman

Next up was the
"Dommerich Dash." As
it began to rain, I almost
hoped for a cancellation
of the "Kids Run," but
knew in my heart that
truly dedicated runners
run rain or shine. So, I
decided to brave it and
proceeded to the starting
gate. I was surrounded
by kids half my size. After
my stellar performance
last year, I knew I had no
chance. At least this year,
I was prepared for my


your sample ballot. Visit the
city's Web site and click the
new Election Info button
for more information.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
LAUNCHES CLICK IT OR
TICKET
The Winter Park Police
Department will be
joining state and local law
enforcement agencies and
highway safety groups in
supporting an aggressive
national Click It or Ticket
seat belt enforcement
campaign. Stepped-up law
enforcement activities
will be conducted during
the 2010 Click It or Ticket
mobilization period from
Monday, March 1, through
Monday, March 15. Officers
will be focusing their traffic
enforcement efforts toward
unbelted vehicle occupants
both night and day, during
this time.

31ST ANNUAL ST.
PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
The city of Winter Park and
the St. Patrick's Day Parade
committee are proud to
present the 31st annual
Winter Park St. Patrick's
Day Parade on Sunday,
March 7, at 2 p.m., in
downtown Winter Park.
Park Avenue will be
closed to traffic from
Webster to New England
avenues from noon until 4
p.m. Side streets will also be
closed at the Park Avenue

limitations.
When the gun sounded, I
must not have been paying
attention because by the
time I took my first step,
every single kid had passed
me. I was last before I even
got out of the gate. During
the race, the kids began
playing with me. They
would run ahead, then stop
and walk, giving me the
impression that they were
tired. Then when I ran past
them, they would run by
me again. Embarrassingly
this went on the entire
grueling mile.
Thanks to Jen Adams
of Adams Videography for
photographing the event
despite the rain. Proceeds
went to support the
Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives
of the school. Many thanks
go out to the following
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intersections along the
parade route beginning at
1:30 p.m.
This is the only St.
Patrick's Day parade in
Central Florida so wear
some green and gather your
family and friends to enjoy
the annual Irish festivities.
The parade will begin at the
Winter Park Country Club
& Golf Course and proceed
south down Park Avenue
to City Hall. More than
75 units will participate.
The celebration will also
feature Irish music and
step-dancing at the main
stage in Central Park. This is
one event you won't want
to miss!
St. Patrick's Day
originally began as an
annual feast day to
celebrate St. Patrick,
the most commonly
recognized patron saint of
Ireland. This celebration
has been made possible
by the generous support
of event sponsors
including the City of
Winter Park's Community
Redevelopment Agency,
Fiddler's Green Irish Pub
and Eatery, and Schenck
Company.
For more information
regarding the 31st annual
St. Patrick's Day Parade,
please call 407-694-8228.
Visit the city's official
Web site at www.
cityofwinterpark. org, find
us on Facebook and follow
us on Twitter


sponsors and grant
contributors including:

Gould & Associates
Cooper, Simms, Nelson &
Mosley
Cox Radio-WMMO
Florida Hospital-Altamonte
The Law Offices of Jill S.
Schwartz & Associates
RDV Sportsplex
Steaks at Home
Winter Park Observer
Track Shack Foundation
Galloway Foundation

In addition, thanks to the
city of Maitland Police and
Leisure Services for their
assistance. Without all or
our sponsors and partners,
this event could not be the
fun-filled, family-oriented
success it is sure to be for
years to come!


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BY DOUGLAS T KINSON
H MAYOR


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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER
Senior cake artist Jennifer Malave shows off a push-up dessert shot, which Sprinkles Custom Cakes will sell at the Festival of Chocolate, where local chocolatiers face off against each other this Saturday.

The Orlando Science Center hosts a truly sweet festival that features six Winter Park chocolate makers


KATIE KUSTURA
OBSERVER STAFF

Winter Park-based Sprinkles
Custom Cakes received na-
tional recognition in TIME
magazine in 2008 for their
divorce cakes, which pic-
ture an upside-down wed-
ding cake with the bride or
groom's legs sticking out at
the bottom.
Sprinkles owner Larry
Bach has some new tricks
up his sleeve for the Festival
of Chocolate, which is be-
ing held at the Orlando Sci-
ence Center from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Saturday, March 6,
and Sunday, March 7.
Vendors are coming in for
the festival from all over the
state and even New York. Six
vendors are from our own
backyard, having stores in
Winter Park or stands at the
Winter Park Farmer's Mar-
ket.
Sprinkles Custom Cakes,
located off West Fairbanks
Avenue, will be entering
the cake decorating and
tasting contests as well as
the cupcake contest. Bach
said they'll also be selling
slices of their famous "Oh
My God" chocolate cake,
a chocolate coconut cake
(Bach's personal favorite)
and a new one they're call-
ing "Reese's Pieces" because
it has a layer of peanut but-
ter inside and crunchy pea-
nuts on the outside.
Sprinkles will also be sell-
ing push-up dessert shots
that come in plastic con-
tainers with lids.
"In a lot of schools they're
putting their foot down
about cupcakes and cakes
making such a big mess,"
Bach said. "This is probably
a good way to have desserts
brought to school for a kid's
birthday without making a


big mess."
Young Chefs Academy, a
national franchise that of-
fers culinary classes, mini-
camps and birthday parties
for elementary school and
middle school kids, will
put on a demo called "Kids
Cooking Up Chocolate."
"We're planning to do
chocolate lollipops in the
kid's recreation area where
they can do hands-on proj-
ects and then we're doing
live demonstrations includ-
ing candy sushi," said Mi-
chele Banks, owner of the
Aloma Avenue location.
Peterbrooke Chocolatier,
located off Park Avenue, will
be bringing chocolate tru e
cookies and their best-seller
for 27 years, chocolate-cov-
ered popcorn.
"We're really excited to
be there and see what every-
body else has to offer and
kind of learn something
ourselves and maybe pass
on some knowledge," said
owner Kevin Wray.
Wray said that one of
the things that make Peter-
brooke Chocolatier special
is taking American comfort
foods such as popcorn, Ore-
os and graham crackers and
covering them in chocolate.
"I'm very impressed,"
said Peterbrooke customer
Shirley Piland, adding that
she would probably buy the
whole store if she had the
money.
Joining the Winter Park
stores are Chateau E.I.E.I.O.,
Pam's Confections and Xo-
cai, vendors that set up at
the Winter Park Farmer's
Market.
Chateau E.I.E.I.O. makes
unique pet-themed prod-
ucts for animal lovers and
donates about 10 percent
of its profits from to various
non-profit organizations,


such as Humane Society of
Central Florida.
Xocai is well-known for
its healthy chocolate. The
company takes pure, unpro-
cessed cocoa and combines
it with the acai berry for an
antioxidant-filled treat.
Events at the festival in-
clude chocolate pizza deco-
rating, cupcake decorating
and the dipping and deco-
rating of marshmallow ka-
bobs. KidzArt Interactive,
an international franchise
that offers art classes, will
also be there helping kids
make chocolate play dough
and rock salt chocolate ice
cream.
"It's really going to be a
unique event in that it's such
a comprehensive explora-
tion of chocolate," said Jeff


Stanford, VP of Communi-
cations for the Orlando Sci-
ence Center.
But it's not just for the
kids. More challenging ac-
tivities such as chocolate
candy making, chocolate
cup creations using a bal-
loon technique and mixing
up some fresh chocolate
mousse will help adults in-
dulge their sweet tooth.
Attendees can also ob-
serve the live judging of
the best of chocolate in-
dulgence competition, in
which pastry chefs compete
in a live chocolate show-
piece competition, learn
about the relationship be-
tween chocolate and wine,
enjoy a chocolate spa treat-
ment, explore a chocolate-
themed museum or watch


an artist create chocolate-
inspired pieces.
There will also be a crazy
cookie stacking competi-
tion and an ice cream eating
contest that both kids and
adults can participate in.
The festival will not only
explore the taste sensations
of chocolate, but it will also
explore its history, its sci-
ence and the process of
making it, Stanford said.
"It's going to be more
chocolate fun than you
could imagine you could
have at one time."
For more information
on tickets, vendors and
activities, visit www.festi-
valofchocolate.com or call
the Orlando Science Center
at 407-514-2113.


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Calendar


The Festival of Orchestras
announces its first ever
YouTube Piano Competition. The
competition is for pianists under
the age of 27. To win tickets to
see the Beijing Olympic's Opening
Ceremonies pianist, Lang Lang and
the Schleswig Holstein Festival
Orchestra, visit www.youtube.
com/festivaloforchestras.

The following events will be held
at the JCC Maitland Campus, 851
N. Maitland Ave. Visit OrlandoJCC.
org for more information.

-The Giggling Gourmet Family
Night is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 9, at Shayna's Village. Cook
a meal together and then enjoy an
interactive show while you eat.

-HDS Party in the USA Family
Fun Day is from noon to 4 p.m.
on Sunday, March 7. Help raise
money for the Hebrew Day School
programs.

The 2010 Kohl's Kids Who Care
Scholarship Program Nominations
for kids ages 6 to 18 will be
accepted through March 15
at kohlskids.com. Nominators
must be 21 years or older. Two
nominees will win a $50 Kohl's
gift card. More than 190 winners
will win post-secondary education
scholarships worth $1,000; 10,000
winners will each receive $10,000
in scholarships, and Kohl's will
donate $1,000 to a nonprofit
organization on each winner's
behalf.

Events this month at the
Maitland Public Library, 501 S.
Maitland Ave.:
At 7 p.m. on Mondays is Bedtime
Stories.
At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays is
story time for ages 36 months to
preschoolers.
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays is
story time for babies up to 36
months old.
At 4 p.m. on Thursdays is Reading
Buddies.
For more details, contact 407-
647-7700.

The Friends of Casa Feliz invite
all local families to attend "Kids
at the Casa," a Spanish-themed
children's festival celebrating
music, dance, art, song and
storytelling, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Saturday, March 20. Admission
is free, but donations will be gladly
accepted to help pay costs. For
more information, contact Angela
Roark at 407-484-1246 or e-mail
aroark@mac.com.

The University of Central
Florida's African American
Studies Program is looking for
high school and college students
and community members to honor
at its annual Dr. John T. Washington
Community Service Awards and
Scholarship Luncheon.
This year's luncheon will be held
from noon to 1:30 p.m.Wednesday,
April 14, in the Cape Florida
Ballroom of the Student Union on
UCF's main campus. The deadline
to apply for the scholarship and
awards is Friday, March 19.
Applications are available online at
http://www.aas.cah.ucf.edu.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GREATER ORLANDO
Two attendees of last year's Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest enjoyed face painting and snacks at the annual event that addresses healthy eating and living for children.


Junior League of Greater Orlando leads kids at Fit-n-Fun Fest in Winter Park


KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
OBSERVER STAFF

Luscious brownies and yum-
my banana bread may seem
out of place at an event
promoting healthy food
but kids can devour these
delicious samples at the Ju-
nior League of Greater Or-
lando's 3rd Annual Kids in
the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest
on Saturday, March 6. They
don't need to know that pu-
reed carrots, spinach and
whole grains are among the


ingredients.
Stephanie Garris, presi-
dent of the Junior League of
Greater Orlando, is glad that
the number of vendors and
public interest has grown
since Junior League's Kids
in the Kitchen was formed
in 2006.
"March is National Nu-
trition Month and our mes-
sage is the same to eat
healthy and find time to
exercise," Garris said. "But
today there are so many fac-
ets about nutrition-making


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healthy choices, personal
fitness and serving sizes for
example.
"Our society has changed
and it's very appealing for
kids to sit before a comput-
er instead of exercising. We
want to help families and
kids make conscientious
choices through education
and fun."
More than 30 vendors
will be on hand at the free
event including food retail-
ers and fitness experts. Med-
ical professionals and nutri-
tionists including Executive
ChefJay Mahoney of Winnie
Palmer Hospital and Linda
Ammon, specialty dietitian
from Orlando Health, will
share nutritional tips and
recipes for healthy snacks.
Ammon has been a dieti-
tian for three decades and
has seen a rise in children
treated for Type 2 diabetes,
which is usually found in
adults.
"We want to educate
children on portion sizes,
watching soda and sugar in-
take and encouraging them
to drink more milk and wa-
ter," Ammon said.
She became interested
in healthy eating at an early
age cooking for her family.
She said that sports drinks
are an issue for kids.
"We try to educate them
that sports drinks are meant
to replenish minerals af-
ter extreme exercise, not
to drink because they are
thirsty. Kids need more milk
with calcium and Vitamin
D for healthy bones and
teeth."
Ammon will share the
"go, slow, and woe" foods
using green, yellow and red
colors to identify foods to
eat more, less or in modera-
tion.
Executive Chef Jay Ma-


honey said parents should
start introducing kids to a
variety of healthy foods ear-
ly in life. Mahoney has been
in the food industry for 30
years and stresses the im-
portance of setting an ex-
ample.
"Try cooking food to-
gether as a family or have
fun wearing deli hats and
aprons in your kitchen," he
said, adding that parents
can start with fruit to get
kids on the right nutritional
track.
Junior League has been
working on behalf of wom-
en and families for more
than 60 years with a current
membership of 720 women
in Orange, Seminole and
Osceola counties. Garris is
passionate about her orga-
nization's goals and year-
round projects working to
alleviate childhood hun-
ger and poverty and to im-
prove family and childhood
health.
"Not only have we start-
ed focusing our efforts on
a new community program
specifically aimed at the
well-being of children," Gar-
ris said, "but our country's
first lady, Michelle Obama,
is also putting her efforts
into combining the grow-
ing problem of childhood
obesity."


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Caregiver Mirta Wallace traveled to Tallahassee to emphasize the importance of Share the Care with lawmakers. The organization provides service and support to seniors and their caregivers.


Share the Care airs budget woes in Tallahassee


KRISTY VICKERY
GUEST REPORTER
Mirta Wallace, 57, never thought she
would be giving up her six figure job
in Texas to move back to Winter Park
to take on the responsibilities of car-
ing and watching over her 81-year-
old mother 24 hours a day.
"I was in the height of my career,"
Wallace said. "I did not know the
journey I was walking into."
Although Wallace had been done
with motherhood for quite some
time, she quickly found herself be-
coming reacquainted with it after
her own mother had a bad fall in
2007, and her mother's Alzheimer's
disease began to worsen. She then
decided she would take on the re-
sponsibility of caring for her mother
at home by herself.
But it did not take long before
Wallace felt alone and overwhelmed.
That's when a friend recommended
Share the Care, a program that pro-
vides services and support to fam-
ily caregivers, allowing them to care
for their family members at home,
while also providing adult day care
facilities for families in need of re-
spite care.
"These day cares are wonderful;
they gave me a life within a life so I
didn't feel totally swallowed up by
the disease," she said. "They are my
angels."
Although Share the Care has been
a blessing for many Central Florid-
ians, another recent threat to cut
their budget by the state got many
caregivers such as Wallace con-
cerned that the program could be in
danger of losing too much. So Wal-
lace and many other caregivers ral-
lied together to make their voices
heard to lawmakers in Tallahassee.
They took their stories all the way
to the floor of the Florida House
Capitol on Feb. 3, which was hosted
by State Legislators Mark Pafford (D-
Palm Beach County) and Kurt Kelly
(R-Marion County).


"Government governs best when
people are involved in it, and the
more citizens that come into Tal-
lahassee and engage this, the better
government is," Kelly said. "It's one
of those things (the event) to have
and put a real state on problem, es-
pecially when you start looking at
the budget cuts this year."
Kelly said the point of the event
was to bring a focused attention
to the issue, and demonstrate how
in-home-care can be cost effective
versus the major cost it would put
on the state through government
programs to put seniors in nursing
homes.
"Even if someone used our adult
day centers full time for a whole
year Monday through Friday the to-
tal cost would be $14,000, and the
cost of a nursing home now is any-
where between $65,000 and $75,000
a year," Share the Care Executive Di-
rector Mary-Ellen Grant said.
Although Share the Care can be
cost effective, the Florida Legisla-
ture has repeatedly cut funding for
the program. In the last year, the
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI)
was cut 14 percent.
By traveling to Tallahassee, many
caregivers are hoping lawmakers
will see the real faces behind Al-
zheimer's disease, and realize what
an important issue it is.
"We are babies twice in our lives,
when you are born and when you
are getting ready to leave this world,"
Wallace said. "It's facing all of us, and
the cost of good nursing facilities
and homes is truly incredible in this
country."


For more information on Share the
Care visit www.helpforcaregiv-
ers.org or contact Executive
Director Mary-Ellen Grant at
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At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March
18, "The Hyssongs," a well-known
southern gospel music family, will
perform a free, outdoor concert at
the Good Samaritan Village, 4197 S.
Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee.
For more information, call 407-933-
1999.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday,
March 14, come see a new art piece
by world-renowned artist Luis Sottil
and a Southeast Region Canine Com-
panions for Independence graduate.
The event, known as "PAWcasso,"
will feature one of ABC Fine Wine and
Spirit's signature wines that features
an original label created by Sottil.
Hors d'oeurves will also be available.
Attendees can bid on artwork and
large bottles of wine. The event is at
the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 Inter-
national Drive, Orlando. Admission is
$50. Tickets can be purchased online
at www.cci.org/pawcasso or by call-
ing 407-522-3305.

Social Security's Compassionate
Allowance agency is adding 38 more
conditions to its list of Compassionate
Allowances. Compassionate Allow-
ances are a way of quickly identify-
ing diseases and other medical con-
ditions that clearly qualify for Social
Security and Supplemental Security
Income disability benefits. For more
information, visit www.socialsecurity.
gov/compassionateallowances.

The Center for Independent Liv-
ing in Central Florida presented the
RAMPAGE 2010 wheelchair ramp-
building event from Feb. 19 through
23. The fifth annual RAMPAGE event
brought together CIL staff and volun-
teers for a ramp-building event aimed
at giving people with disabilities more
independence and freedom. For more
information, contact Doug Davis at
407-924-4576.

The Good Samaritan Society in
partnership with Minnesota State
University is offering educational
opportunities for seniors at the Good
Samaritan Village. The spring courses
for Senior College 2010 will begin
on Monday, March 1 and run from
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classes will
be held Mondays and Tuesdays for
six consecutive weeks. Classes of-
fered will include Parables of Jesus:
Ancient Wisdom for a 21st Century
Faith and Family and Local History.
A minimal registration fee applies to
non-residents. Call 407-933-1999
for details.

The Good Samaritan Village's Craft
Fair and Sale will run from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. The


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event is open to the public and will
have carnival activities and conces-
sions. There will be a parade at 2
p.m. The event is located at 4195 S.
Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee.
For vendor opportunities, call George
Weber 407-933-3744.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the National
Council on Aging (NCOA) presented
"A Look Within: What to Know, What to
Do, What to Ask" at the Renaissance
Senior Center, located of South Econ-
lockhatchee Trail, Orlando. The event
educated seniors and their caregiv-
ers about potential risks associated
with life-saving technologies, such as
medical imaging including magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) and elec-
tronic implantable devices, such as
pacemakers.

Chaplain George Geans, Orlando
Health, will talk about "spiritual reori-
entation: a saving grace for caregiv-
ers" from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
on Thursday, March 18, at the down-
town Orange County Library on the
third floor in the Albertson Room, 101
E. Central Blvd. It's free and lunch is
provided to the first 50 who R.S.V.P.
to 407-836-7446 or officeonaging@
ocfl.net.

The Orange County Consumer
Fraud Unit will celebrate "National
Consumer Protection Week" from
March 7 through March 13 by host-
ing information booths in government
buildings around the county. Call 407-
836-4290 for times and locations.

It used to be that turning a hundred
was quite a fete. It was a rare oc-
currence. In many cases, the senior
was so debilitated by the time he or
she reached 100 years of age that
the 100th birthday party was more
for the family than for the individual.
This was definitely not the case when
Rody Mansberg celebrated her 101st
birthday party at The Mayflower Re-
tirement Community in Winter Park.
Rody selected her favorite outfit for
the affair and walked the halls invit-
ing all of her friends in Assisted Liv-
ing. No one dared missed the party
since they knew how much it meant
to Rody and how special everything
would be. They are used to great par-
ties thanks to the volunteer work of
Ellen Hrabovsky who has volunteered
with the Jewish Pavilion for the past
four years.
The room could not have looked more
pretty. There were birthday decora-
tions everywhere from floor to ceiling,
including the blinds. Few of the guests
knew that you could purchase per-
sonalized balloons, yet sure enough
they were there.


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Getting started on a garden


by Matilda Charles

My garden for this summer is al-
ready taking shape, at least on the
kitchen counters, where dozens of
little seed pots are lined up in flats.
This year my goal is to grow veg-
etables for the food bank. I've al-
ready tried out my new Pot Maker,
a handy wooden gadget for making
seed-starting pots out of newspa-
per.
I almost gave up gardening last
year, mostly because of all the work.
The stooping and bending was the


worst of it. This year things will be
up higher and easier to reach. A
father-and-son team here in town
is working on some trellises for
me. Those will be for the climbing
plants. When the weather is warm-
er, father and son will be over here
building some extra-high raised
beds.
A neighbor and I have gone in
together on seeds. We have differ-
ent ways of planting and growing,
so we'll have to see which meth-
ods work best. (She goes for grow
lights, while I prefer the sun, for
one thing.)
So far, the menu-to-be consists
of sweet peppers (mostly for the
bright colors), tomatoes, carrots,
three types of lettuce, radishes, cu-


cumbers, green beans and climbing
spinach.
If you don't have garden space,
your town might have a site desig-
nated for a seniors' vegetable gar-
den. Or if you live in a retirement
center, ask about setting aside a
communal area for residents to
grow vegetables or flowers.
Here are some places to get a
head start on planning your gar-
den:

Burpee (www.burpee.com) Phone
Orders: 1-800-888-1447

Park Seed Company (www.park-
seed.com) 1-800-213-0076

Johnny's Seeds (www.johnnyseeds.


com) 1-877-564-6697

To get started, all you need is pencil,
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by Freddy Groves

The Charlie Norwood VA
Medical Center in August,
Ga., has a lot going for it:
It's affiliated with the Medi-
cal College of Georgia and
44 other academic institu-
tions. It's providing training
for students of audiology,
pharmacy, radiology and
more, and had 61 projects
going in the research pro-
gram last year, including
spinal-cord research.
Sounds like a good place.
How, then, did it get nailed
in so many monitoring cat-
egories when the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs
Office of the Inspector Gen-
eral went to take a look?
Here's what the inspec-
tors found:

-The locked mental-
health-ward environment
was unsafe: blind spots
in the dayrooms, call-bell
cords were not the break-
away type, and more. Thirty
percent of patients had in-
consistencies in their medi-
cation instructions and dis-
charge summaries.

-There was no record-
keeping for CPR certifica-
tions for non-physician
staff.

-Patient privacy: Comput-
ers were left unattended


while patient information
was visible on the monitor.
Twenty percent of contract-
ed nurses hadn't received
privacy training.

-Physician competence
evaluation: In a random
sampling of eight doctor
files, five did not have the
required information be-
fore the doctors were re-
certified.

-Pain medication: The
rules state that pain control
effectiveness will be docu-
mented within four hours.
Only 36 percent of the dos-
es of pain medication had
been documented.

-MRI: Four out of five pa-
tients hadn't signed con-
sent forms for the contrast
media. Some of the MRI
staff had no documenta-
tion about receiving safety
education.

Granted, some of these
could come under the cat-
egory of "bookkeeping,"
but it does seem to indicate
a feeling of complacency in
the staff.
They'll be monitored by
the OIG until the fixes are
made.

Write to Freddy Groves in care of
King Features Weekly Service,
P.O. Box 536475,
Orlando, FL 32853-6475,
or send e-mail to
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Diet, pain and diverticulitis


To Youi

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by Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I need infor-
mation on how to avoid flare-ups
of diverticulitis. I am a 53-year-old
female. I was diagnosed with diver-
ticulitis in 2008 after suffering for
months from discomfort that final-
ly became unbearable. The doctor
gave me an antibiotic that cleared
the problem up. What I need to
know is this: How long after eating
a problem food does discomfort
ensue? I've tried to tie discomfort to
a particular food. I just can't figure
out which ones cause the problem.
For instance, if I have a problem on


Tuesday afternoon, would that be
from food I ate Tuesday morning,
or the day before, or the day before
that? D.F.
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pain. You're barking up the wrong
tree. Diverticula are small bulges on
the colon's outer wall. The bulges
are the lining of the colon that has
been pushed through the muscular
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its outer surface. They are pea-size
to marble-size. When the necks
of diverticula become obstructed,
bacteria within the diverticula
causes swelling and pain. Preven-
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Perspectives

by...


Satan as a card dealer


An apologyfor the devil: It
must be remembered that
we have heard only one side
of the case. God has written
all the books.
-Samuel Butler

I was reading an editorial
written by Al Gore in last
Sunday's New York Times.
He was talking about the
climate and, in passing,
made a brief observation
about hurricanes. It in-
spired in me the following
joke:
An alarmed Florid-
ian breathlessly asked his
neighbor if she wanted to
hear the good news first or
the bad news first concern-
ing the environment.
Thinking this was a joke
and not wanting to be the
punch line she hemmed
and hawed, "Uh, uh, uh, ah
jeez, oh, OK, the bad news
first!"
"The bad news is they are
going to be more intense!"
Puzzled, she asked,
"Well, what's the good news
then?"
"There's gonna be fewer
of'um!" Hah-Hah!
Hurricanes! Florida is
going to have fewer hurri-
canes but they are going to
be more intense and more
deadly.
Something to look for-
ward too, huh? Hah-Hah!
Man, Oh, Manischewitz,
what is the planet coming
to these days!?
Earthquakes, tsunamis,


extreme weather, wars, up-
risings, violence, rape, pil-
lage. If locusts and plagues
show-up, would any of us
be surprised?
The devil is afoot, is
surely among us. No doubt
about it. Satan's been a bad
boy of late, not content to
merely tempt us with earth-
ly delights (erotically hum a
few bars of "I'm in heaven"
in your girlfriend's ear),
the ol' goat has unleashed
a plethora of natural ca-
tastrophes of truly biblical
proportions.
What a bum rap the
devil's been handed. It's
all compared to what, isn't
it? Consider the quote by
Havelock Ellis, "A religion
can no more afford to de-
grade its devil than to de-
grade its god." When you
reflect on that idea you
see the infinite logic in it.
For a god to be truly "di-
vine," does he not require
an equivalent, seductively
powerful opponent? For,
after all, how would we
know "the good" without
the option of "the bad?"
If goodness were the only
choice we were presented
as human beings, well, what
would be the point of orga-
nized religion?
That's a conundrum for
me. If God is both omnipo-
tent and omniscient then
the evil (devil) in this world
is of his making? Correct?
But "no," that is not the ac-
ceptable explanation for


evil.
Epicurus proffered the
following:

Is God willing to prevent evil,
but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor will-
ing?
Then why call him God?

It is hard not to appreciate
the logic of Epicurus' as-
sessment of God but on a
bad day why not succumb
to, "It's all Satan's fault!"
This is what I do not un-
derstand (comprehend).
The exoneration of God
for how things turn out.
God establishes the game
(life), the rules (biblical
exhortations) and the play-
ers (us). Everything is of
God's making, yet for some
inexplicable reason, he is
left faultless when things
turn out, well, dreary. You're
omnipotent, you're omni-
scient, yet you (God) are
"upset" with our (human)
choices? Hmmm? God must
have planned on being
upset right from the git-go
knowing full well exactly
how beastly the 20th cen-
tury was going to turn out.
Is Satan not the ultimate
fall guy for God? Why not
blame it on Satan? "The
devil made me do it." The
devil as the quintessen-
tial "strawman." Consider
(reflect). God plays a little
three-card monte on us but
the real deception is not
the deft manipulation of
the cards but in presenting
Satan as the card dealer.
What was that famous line
from "The Wizard of Oz"?
"Pay no attention to that
man behind the curtain."
Uh, kids, Satan, poor stooge
that he is, is just a bit "char-
acter" player, a convenient,
toss away explanation, the


penultimate scapegoat for
how things turn out on
Earth.
I recommend that ev-
eryone read Mark Twain's
unfinished "Letters from
the Earth." It is as good a
fictionalized account (for
after all, what else could
there actually be?) of/for
Satan's role in this world as
any. And you will laugh.
Mark Twain observed,
"Satan hasn't a single sala-
ried helper; the Opposition
employs a million."
Ironically, or would that
be tragically, if I were to
identify a truly "satanic"
force on the planet, one
would have to look no fur-
ther than organized reli-
gion. Example:
Perhaps you have heard
of last year's Brazilian
medical case of the 9-year-
old girl who was repeatedly
raped by her stepfather. Let
me repeat, a 9-year-old girl
is repeatedly raped by her
stepfather. She finds herself
pregnant with twins (this
9-year-old child) and the
girl's mother decides her
child will have an abortion
and she does. Carol Glatz of
the Catholic News Service
writes, "After doctors in
Recife, Brazil, aborted the
twins of the girl, who had
been repeatedly raped by
her stepfather, Archbishop
Jose Cardoso Sobrinho
of Olinda and Recife an-
nounced the excommuni-
cation of the girl's mother
and the doctors involved,
saying the abortion was
"a crime in the eyes of the
church."
Don't-cha just love this
stuff? The attending doc-
tors had determined that
her 9-year-old body was
simply not mature enough
to safely deliver twins,
that this little girl could
have died if her pregnancy
continued. She was four
months along and had
been reporting pain. The


doctors performed an abor-
tion.
This is what Olimpio Mo-
raes, one of the attending
physicians said, as reported
by Reuters on March 5,
2009, "As doctors, we could
not allow a girl of 9 to suf-
fer like this or until she paid
with her own life."
Yet the Catholic Church
says this is unacceptable.
Let the little-girl-mother
suffer, let her die. If "need"
be. Abortion is a "crime in
the eyes of the church."
Last week, a year after
these events in Brazil, the
Vatican was embroiled in
controversy over this is-
sue as five members of the
Vatican's Pontifical Acad-
emy for Life called for the
resignation of Monsignor
Renato Fisichella (the Vati-
can's top bioethics official)
because this priest had
defended the doctors and
the mother's decision to in-
tervene in order to save the
little-girl-mother's life.
We are left with two dis-
tinct options.
If Satan is afoot, we have
to look no further than
who sometimes wears the
clerical collar. And, alas,
there is a profound rot-
tenness in Denmark (the
church)!
Or, an unapologetic,
misogynistic priesthood of
men locked into a defense-
less dogma of sheer insan-
ity and claiming to be the
holy spokesmen of the one
true God who continue to
wreak terror on many of
Earth's most vulnerable -
it's females.
Which do you prefer as
the "logical" explanation?
Poor Satan.



ALK JEPSON

Chris Jepson's opinions are made
independently of the newspaper.
Write him at jepson@MEDIAmerica.us.


Letters tothe Editor


Candidates support
long-term growth plan
It has become apparent
in the upcoming Winter
Park election that there is
a significant difference of
opinion in the future direc-
tion for our city. Winter
Park residents, city staff and
the commissioners have
spent the past three years in
hours of discussion to come
up with a long-range vision
of how Winter Park should
look and grow with our
new state-approved com-
prehensive plan. This plan
allows everyone to know
the rules before a project is
presented to the city. It per-
mits substantial increases
in the size of buildings on
West Fairbanks Avenue and
near Interstate 4. It also
protects the unique char-
acter of Park Avenue and


Central Park. We can in-
crease our tax base without
negatively impacting our
downtown area. I hope you
will agree that we want to
vote for the two candidates
who want to honor this
plan and play by the rules
set down by a diverse group
of Winter Park residents.
-Nancy Shutts
Winter Park

Cooper supports smart
growth, preservation of
'crown jewel'
What is Winter Park to you?
Is it your home, your busi-
ness, a sense of community?
Winter Park is now at risk;
our defining characteristics
are being eroded. The fol-
lowing quote is an opinion
clearly articulated, not by
a shrill agitator, but by the
much-respected National


Geographic Traveler maga-
zine: "The location does
run the risk of losing its 'old
Florida' feel to too much
'new Florida' architecture."
This was the only caveat
to the praise rating Winter
Park 38th in the world as
a historic place to visit -
38th in the world!
The crown jewels of Win-
ter Park are Park Avenue
and Central Park, the heart
of the city. To understand
this value is to understand
the passions in the Winter
Park City Commission rac-
es, passions which mirror
historic struggles.
A century ago, Winter
Park's leaders invested in
oak trees with a keen un-
derstanding of the benefits
long into the future. De-
cades ago when the Winter
Park Golf Course was being
considered for develop-


ment, leaders with vision
saw the crucial long-term
advantage of retaining it. A
dozen years ago, one of our
most prized homes, Casa
Feliz, was caught in a strug-
gle between the hearts of
great people and a wreck-
ing ball. Ultimately, the
hearts won. Most recently,
the beautiful open space
adjacent to Central Park
was slated for a massive
building, forever degrad-


ing the village scale that is
Winter Park. This travesty
was prevented only by the
outrage of our citizens.
So why am I voting for
Carolyn Cooper, and why
do I hope you will do the
same? Carolyn has the in-
tellectual horsepower, re-
searching fervor and ability
to commit the hours nec-
essary to understand the

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Conservative commentary
& opinions of Louis Roney
Harvard'42-Distinguished Prof, Em.-
UCF
2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award
(Assisted by b.w.:Joy Roney)

"You are entitled to your own opinions-
you are not entitled to your own facts"
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

An economical
pastry?
simple guy like me
gets befuddled when
TV and radio com-
mentators use complicated
technical terms to talk
about "the economy."
My b.w. and I have in-
vented a system using
simple economic indicators
that tell us where prices -
and we are.
We began by looking for
some reliable item we buy
frequently in our local gro-
cery store.
The price of this selected
item would inform us of
how we stand economi-
cally and emotionally in
our puzzling macrocosmic
universe.
Being pragmatists, b.w.
and I don't ask for all the
trimmings when we find
something that works.
As an indicator of how
things are faring grocery-
store-wise, we rejected
the vast numbers of cans,


Thursday, March 4, 2010 Page 17


bottles, plastic cartons and
other ubiquitous contain-
ers that filled the shelves.
Entering our neighbor-
hood grocery store, we turn
right and roll our shopping
cart into a big aisle where
we are immediately con-
fronted by a downright
intimidating pastry depart-
ment.
Some years ago when
the world was younger and
more amenable we often
bought a pie-sized pecan
coffee ring that cost $1.98.
Alongside our morning
coffee, this gastronomical
accomplice helped prepare
us for whatever surprises
might assault us during the
day.
One day last year, as
my b.w. reached for our
usual pecan coffee ring, she
stopped and said, "Hey, it's
gone up! It's $2.98 now."
Assuming the voice of
The Great Provider, I said,
"Don't let that bother you,
darling. You like it. We can
afford it. Buy it."
Another year of break-
fast bliss slipped by and
many a pecan coffee ring
brightened our mornings.
Then came the next rude
cue from a hostile world
out there.
I spied our $2.98 ($3 -
let's face it!) pecan coffee
ring, which was now sport-
ing a $3.98 ($4) price tag.
Unpalatable changes were
now approaching on a
mega scale!
Consternation produced
a time-out huddle between
b.w. and me. We evaluated
all the applicable pluses of
said pecan coffee ring, i.e.,
pleasures that enhanced
our morning coffee.
We listed the negatives
- sans said ring regard-
ing our two-part morning
ritual.
The pecan coffee ring


scenario was becoming an
intellectual and emotional
issue about self-discipline.
The price no longer de-
cided whether we should
buy such an item; the issue
was clearly whether we
could condone the satiat-
ing of momentary sensual
appetites.
Irrepressibly from out of
our pasts arose deep-seated
twinges of guilt.
Whether from budget-
conscious strict parenting,
or ordained Presbyterian
skepticism re: all luxuries,
or from sociological feel-
ings of culpability induced
by living comfortably
alongside "those less fortu-
nate," we realized that we
had been selfishly throwing
cost to the winds. We faced
the fact squarely that the
pecan coffee ring had risen
in cost beyond all reason.
But it was that very overt
recognition of that fact that
allowed us to purchase the
pecan coffee ring, since we
knew the truth about how
much "too much" we were
paying.
We "felt good" about
ourselves!
Coffee rings come, and
coffee rings go, but people
grow no wiser for having
enjoyed them.
I am a strong believer in
genes, and have harbored
a lifelong suspicion that
some of my forebears ill-
prepared me gene-wise for
decisions that call for Spar-
tan discipline.
In myriad illuminat-
ing moments of my own
personal and artistic life,
I waited for my super-
genes to kick in and get me
through times where my
carelessness with one or
more of the deadly sins had
attenuated my resolve.
In the little things of life,
we make decisions that


bare our very souls and
somehow strengthen our
sense of right and wrong.
All in all, b.w.'s and my
purchase of an admitted
gustatory luxury was eas-
ily rationalized in ways
that left us both satisfied at
breakfast, and theologically
convinced that we had not
traded our souls for a mess
of pecan coffee ring.
What's the use of educa-
tion if it doesn't make you
screw up your thinking?
Lest I give you the wrong
impression, b.w. and I think
of and do many vari-
ous and sundry things dur-
ing our quite active days.
Our breakfast is no big-
ger a "deal" than petit de-
jeuner is for other genteel
folks who were brought up
not to focus hyperbolically
upon the matter of eating.
At table, we are as casual-
ly well-mannered as though
eating were just a requisite,
non-zealous trifling. Came
the day when our pecan
coffee ring hit the price of
$4.98 ($5)! Transfixed by
shock, we stood before our
favorite pastry.
This affront to, above all,
our dignity, was well-nigh
intolerable.
In stunned silence we
sauntered through the store
and filled our cart with
necessities we had to have
regardless of price things
without potential for ratio-
nalization.
In the cashier's line, b.w.
and I suddenly looked each
other straight in the eye
and nodded our heads con-
comitantly.
We knew we were both
thinking of exactly the
same darn thing.
I ran back and grabbed
the pecan coffee ring and
brought it posthaste to the
counter.
In our car, on the way


home, we discussed the
weather and other things,
but in our paranoia we es-
chewed pecan coffee rings.
From that day on, pre-
serving the status quo had
become a sacrament in our
daily lives.
The world might be "go-
ing to hell in a handbasket,"
but, by God, we were going
to prevent even the slight-
est nuance of change in our
lifestyle.
Nothing was going to be
"broke" and there would be
nothing to fix.
But wait ... yesterday
came the pecan coffee ring
Armageddon!
We all know that such
a day is coming, although
even our best prophets can-
not communicate the cruel
reality of it.
The final destructive
blow that sealed our im-
placable decision to chase
no farther came when a
"smallerized-yet" pecan
coffee ring soared to a price
close to $6!
Preposterous!
If I had 10 times the
wealth that I possess, I
would still not lower my
standards by buying this $6
insult to reason and propri-
ety!
Let human beings lose
pecan coffee rings if they
must ...
Let them even lose their
money...
But, when people sur-
render their personal sense
of what is right and wrong,
they are truly impover-
ished.
There is still coffee to be
had, thank heavens!
Why don't you come by
our house and have a cup
with us? Coffee, that is, with
hot buttered toast and jelly,
of course.


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Item 10 secures


public good
ter Park election, Amendment 10
calls for a supermajority vote in or-
der to protect the long-term vision
of the community, the Compre-
hensive Plan. This comp plan took
years to develop by scores of in-
dividuals looking at Winter Park's
future growth possibilities from all
points of view. The city's Compre-
hensive Plan should not be subject
to arbitrary changes overnight by a
few in order to accommodate the
special interest groups of the day.
Just as amendments to the U.S.
Constitution require a supermajor-
ity vote of three-quarters of the
states, changes to Winter Park's
Comprehensive Plan should re-
s Madison, father of the U.S. quire more than a simple majority.
titution, wrote that "a ma- Amendment 10 mandates a su-
... united by some common permajority (four of five commis-
-st" could be "adverse to the sioners' approval) to change the
of other citizens or to the comp plan. Amendment 10 is the
anent and aggregate interests procedural safeguard that helps
community." He called these insure stability to Winter Park's re-
il interest groups "majority sponsible growth.
ns," which needed to be con- On March 9, vote "Yes" on
d if h.e -. Amendment 10.


L1tsaineci 1 We, tle peop el, were tol
form a more perfect union.
The supermajority vote is such a
constraint. In the upcoming Win-


Kathryn Grammer
Winter Park


Item 10 bad for


business


--- -
On Tuesday, March 9, citizens of
Winter Park will go to the polls to
elect two new city commissioners
and vote on 12 proposed city char-
ter amendments. One in particular,
Amendment 10, if approved, will
dramatically impact our quality of
life in Winter Park and the founda-
tion and principles of good gover-
nance.
The Winter Park Chamber of
Commerce urges the citizens of
Winter Park to vote no on Charter
Amendment 10 on Tuesday, March
9. The proposed supermajority (4-
1) requirement would empower
a minority of city commissioners
with the ability to deny an amend-
ment or change to the Future Land
Use Element of the Comprehensive
Plan.
This recommendation does not
come lightly. When tackling tough
issues, the Chamber engages our
members and the community, lis-
tens to proponents and opponents,
seeks direction from our Board of
Directors and receives guidance
from the Council of Leaders, which


is a group of residents, community
leaders and former mayors.
Through this deliberate process
it became overwhelmingly clear
that Amendment 10 is a bad idea
... not just for the business com-
munity, but for all of Winter Park.
Therefore, the Chamber's Board
of Directors unanimously passed a
resolution in opposition to Amend-
ment 10.
You may recall a bipartisan char-
ter review committee unanimously
approved the submission of 11 of
12 charter amendments. After the
committee conducted a thorough
and objective analysis, Amend-
ment 10 was not submitted because
it lacked consensus; only after a
simple majority vote (3-2) by the
City Commission was it put on the
ballot.
I have heard candidates for City
Commission who support the su-
permajority requirement acknowl-
edge that the Comprehensive Plan
is "not perfect", "good, not great",
has "mistakes", and has "potential
for lawsuits". Why would we make
it more difficult to change such a
flawed document?
Lastly, in these tough economic
times, we must encourage, not dis-
courage, economic sustainability
in Winter Park. We cannot allow
additional limitations and con-
straints to be placed on our busi-
ness community. If we do not seek
opportunities to expand our com-
mercial tax base then the burden of
increased taxes and decreased ser-
vices will fall squarely and solely on
the shoulders of our residents.
-Patrick W. Chapin
President/CEO
Winter Park Chamber of Com-
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Thursday, March 4, 2010 Page 19


LETTERS I Readers write in support of Winter Park and Maitland candidates on March 9 ballot


< continued from page 16

issues. Beholden to no one,
she is driven to encourage
higher density develop-
ment on Fairbanks and
U.S. Highway 17-92. She's
dedicated to preserving the
heart of our city; and she
understands the issues with
an unparalleled level of
depth and integrity.
Let's be bold enough
to address the 800-pound
gorilla in the room: many
of us are concerned about
allowing higher density
development in our down-
town core. Winter Park's


downtown is likely the
most valuable space in Win-
ter Park. Multiply down-
town's square footage times
two, three, five floors; sim-
ply add the floors and add
the dollars. The dirt down
there energizes investors
and developers like few
places in Florida, and with
good reason. It is our crown
jewel.
Supermajority-Amend-
ment 10 plain and simple.
Our comprehensive plan is
and should be a sacred doc-
ument. Commissions and
mayors, like avocado-green
refrigerators, have come


and go. The document that
spells out our long-term
vision should never be left
to the political whims of a
simple majority (3 out of
5) vote. If a supermajority
of commissioners (4 out of
5) vote to make a change
in the most important
document for the city then
it should be. Tyranny by
the minority, as it's been
painted, or is it a reasonable
step to preserve an agreed
upon vision? I'm voting yes
on Amendment 10 for its
reasonable approach.
I'm a native of Winter
Park, a family man, I own


property and a business in
the downtown district, and
I follow a well-worn path
of people before me. People
who base their decisions
on what will help make the
world, and our city, a better
place long after we're gone.
I'm voting for Carolyn Coo-
per.
-John Skolfield
Winter Park

Campaign transparency:
It's just for the other guy
Last week Winter Park citi-
zens received another cam-
paign mailer from an anon-
ymous entity, this one ask-
ing for our vote in support
of minority rule (Amend-
ment 10). It would appear
to be sent from the side
of the argument that likes
to pontificate and worry
about others' unspecified
lack of ethics and the need
for more campaign money
transparency. After a clear
rejection of Amendment 10
by the handpicked Charter
Review Commission, three
current city commission-
ers forged ahead and with
a 3-2 vote, put this amend-
ment on the ballot. Now
an anonymous group who
agrees with these three is
spending money trying to
influence us on the issue.
Why?
This mailer in question
arrived in our mailboxes
just like several previous
anonymous bulk permit
campaign mailers since
2006. Many in Winter Park
have provided lip service
to higher ethics and trans-
parency while behind the
scenes, purposely anony-
mous groups (Ten For Win-
ter Park, etc.), have been
very busy working on their
pet issues. These shadowy
folks are determined to
change the history and
character of Winter Park's
City Charter, now through
minority rule, and they are
not letting good govern-
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and its proponents are out
in the sunshine for all to
see. In agreement with the
Charter Review Commis-
sion, six former mayors
have gone on record to op-
pose this amendment. More
importantly, current Com-
mission candidates David
Lamm and Peter Gottfried
are the only candidates vot-
ing no on Amendment 10.
Please vote no on
Amendment 10 andfor
David Lamm andfor Peter
Gottfried. And in the wan-
ing days of this campaign,
keep your eyes out for more
anonymous influence ped-
dling from the vocal minor-
ity.
-Elinor Lynn Warner
Winter Park

Maitland nonprofit group
can't endorse candidates
Many Maitland residents
recently received an e-
mail from June Flowers,
executive director of the
Performing Arts of Mait-
land (PAM), announcing
that PAM supports Bill
Randolph for Maitland City
Council. (A later e-mail sent
by Ms. Flowers disingenu-
ously claims it was inadver-
tently sent with "the wrong
signoff' although the body
of the letter highlights the
support from PAM.) PAM is
a not-for-profit group that
receives funding from the
city of Maitland. The law
requires that such nonprof-
its not endorse candidates
as condition of their non-
profit status. This pattern of
ignoring rules and ignoring
what is in the best interests
of taxpayers like you and
me is exactly what leaves
Maitland in the undevel-
oped mess it is in. It seems
to me that by ignoring
standard business practices,
like stipulating the terms of
loans or requiring the own-
er of the old Winn Dixie
property to pay his prop-
erty taxes, Councilman Jeff
Flowers and others have
not been honorable stew-
ards of our tax dollars.
The Orlando Sentinel
endorsed Bev Reponen for
the Maitland City Council
(newspapers are allowed
to give endorsements and
do so after vetting the
candidates and the city of
Maitland does not fund the
newspaper) noting that
Bev has repeatedly been
the dissenting vote on ar-
rangements that did not
protect the interests of
taxpayers. We need good
development in Maitland.
We have been waiting too
long for the new city hall
and fire station while some
on City Council appear
that they have been mak-
ing sweetheart deals with a
handful of developers and
not getting sound contracts
in place. Vote for Bev Re-
ponen so we can move this
city into the future.
-Nancy Rudner Lugo
Maitland


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE No. 2009CA10409
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN
HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST 2004-4
MORTGAGE-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2004-4,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
HECTOR CRUZ, A/K/A HECTOR H. CRUZ, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Hector Cruz, a/k/a Hector H. Cruz and Unknown
Spouse of HECTOR CRUZ, a/k/a Hector H. Cruz
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 214 Brom Bones Lane,
Longwood, FL 32750
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through,
under, or against the aforesaid defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following described
property located in Seminole County, Florida:
LOT(S) 22, SLEEPY HOLLOW LESS BEGIN
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 21 OF
SLEEPY HOLLOW THENCE RUN NORTH 89
DEGREES 59' 23" EAST 6.00 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 29' 07" WEST 98.30
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 44' 52" WEST
5.60 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 15'
08" EAST 98.28 FEET ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
15 PAGE(S) 64 AND 65 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this
action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for
plaintiff, whose address is 101 Plaza Real South,
Suite 217, Boca Raton, FL 33432, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days
after the first publication of this notice, otherwise
a default may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in The Winter Park-Maitland
Observer.
DATED: FEB 172010
MARYANNE MORSE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Chris Wright
Deputy Clerk of the Court

If you are a person with a disability who needs
accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, for
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administration at 301 N. Park Avenue,
Sanford, Florida 32771, telephone number (407)
665-4227, within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771.
2/25, 3/4

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CC-3732
DIVISION: #72
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
ASHLEY FLASH, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as
unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 25 day of
March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at room 350 of the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, the Clerk of Court will offer
for sale the real estate described as follows:
Unit 738, Building 7, THE CREST AT
WATERFORD LAKES, a Condominium,
according to the Declaration of Condominium
thereof recorded in Official Records Book
8170, Page 1746, and any amendments
thereto, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida; Together with an undivided
interest in the common elements appurte-
nant thereto.
together with all structures, improvements, fixtures,
and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunc-
tion therewith.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in this cause on February
22, 2010.
DATED this 22 day of February, 2010.
Alex C. Costopoulos, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 0112429
Pohl &Short, P.A.
280 W. Canton Avenue, Suite 410
Post Office Box 3208
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone (407) 647-7645
Facsimile (407) 647-2314
Attorneys for Plaintiff

If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, tele-
phone (407)836-2303, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice
impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE No. 2010CA000200
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE
MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
AL COLON A/K/A ALBERT COLON, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Al Colon A/K/A Albert Colon and Unknown
Spouse of Al Colon A/K/A Albert Colon
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7318 West Blue Jacket
Place, Winter Park, FL
32792
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through,
under, or against the aforesaid defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following described
property located in Seminole County, Florida:
Lot(s)13, WOODCREST UNIT TWO, according
to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 15,
Page(s)72, of the Public Records of Seminole
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys
for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto
Rd, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days
after the first publication of this notice, otherwise
a default may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in The Winter Park-Maitland
Observer.
DATED: FEB 19 2010
MARYANNE MORSE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Chris Wright
Deputy Clerk of the Court

If you are a person with a disability who needs
accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, for
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administration at 301 N. Park Avenue,
Sanford, Florida 32771, telephone number (407)
665-4227, within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771.
2/25, 3/4


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CC-3567
DIVISION: #72
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
ASDRUBAL VELAZQUEZ, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ASDRUBAL VELAZQUEZ, THE CREST AT
WATERFORD LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC., and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown
tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 25 day of
March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at room 350 of the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, the Clerk of Court will offer
for sale the real estate described as follows:
Condominium Unit No. 825, of Building No.
8, of THE CREST AT WATERFORD LAKES,
a condominium, together with all appurte-
nances thereto, according and subject to
the Declaration of Condominium recorded in
Official Records Book 8170, Page 1746, and
any amendments thereto, Public Records of
Orange County, Florida. Together with an
undivided interest in and to the common
elements appurtenant to said unit.
together with all structures, improvements, fixtures,
and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunc-
tion therewith.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in this cause on February
22, 2010.
DATED this 22 day of February, 2010.
Alex C. Costopoulos, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 0112429
Pohl &Short, P.A.
280 W. Canton Avenue, Suite 410
Post Office Box 3208
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone (407) 647-7645
Facsimile (407) 647-2314
Attorneys for Plaintiff

If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, tele-
phone (407)836-2303, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice
impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-CP-000288
Division: 01
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WOODROW ANDERSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered or will
be entered without further notice in the estate of
Woodrow Anderson, deceased, File Number 2010-
CP-000288, by the Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801; that the
decedent's date of death was December 23, 2009;
that the total value of the estate is $10,127.39 and
that the names and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order are:
Name / Address
Marquita Anderson / 2200 Lauderdale Court,
Orlando, FL 32805
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Feb. 25, 2010.

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Matthew H. Roby, Esquire
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0505641
831 West Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone: (407) 647-8065
Fax: (407) 647-3880

Person Giving Notice:
Marquita Anderson
2200 Lauderdale Court
Orlando, Florida 32805
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-16103-0
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
DAVID PRESCOD, and THE CREST AT WATERFORD
LAKES CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: David Prescod
17 Castledine Road
London, SE20 8PL
United Kingdom
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a
lien on the following described property in Orange
County, Florida:
Unit 917, Building 9, THE CREST AT
WATERFORD LAKES, a Condominium,
according to the Declaration of Condominium
thereof recorded in Official Records Book
8170, Page 1746, and any amendments
thereto, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida; Together with an undivided
interest in the common elements appurte-
nant thereto.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Matt G. Firestone, Esq., the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is POHL & SHORT, P.A., 280 W.
Canton Avenue, Suite 410, Post Office Box 3208,
Winter Park, Florida 32790, on or before March
25, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
DATED: February 18, 2010.
LYDIA GARDNER
CLERK OF COURTS
By: J.R. STONER
CIVIL COURT SEAL
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration, at 425 N.
Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, telephone
(407) 836-2303, not later than two (2) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
2/25, 3/4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2009-CP-2532-0
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACQUOLYN M. SNOEBLEN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JACQUOLYN
M. SNOEBLEN, deceased, whose date of
death was November 29, 2009; File Number
48-2009-CP-2532-0, is pending in the Circuit
Court for ORANGE County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 425 North Orange Avenue,
Room 340, Orlando, Florida 32801. The names
and addresses of the personal representatives
and the personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is:
Feb. 25, 2010.

Signed on Feb. 18, 2010.

Pamela 0. Price
Attorney for Personal Representatives
Florida Bar No. 164539
GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400
Orlando, Florida 32802-3068
Telephone: (407) 843-8880

ROY L. SNOEBLEN
Personal Representative
7216 Lake Willis Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

DONALD E. SNOEBLEN
Personal Representative
14651 Riviera Pointe Drive
Orlando, FL 32828
2/25, 3/4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 2010-CP-0132
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Taylor Alyson Meng,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Taylor Alyson
Meng, deceased, whose date of death was May
16, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 8099, Sanford, FL
32772-8099. The names and addresses of the
Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal
Representatives attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT=S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
March 4, 2010.

Co-Personal Representatives:
Patrick Kenneth Meng

Summer Meng
329 Park Avenue North, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 880
Winter Park, FL 32790

W. Graham White
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
Florida Bar No. 0777544
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
329 Park Avenue North, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 880,
Winter Park, FL 32790
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
3/4,3/11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2010-CP-156-0
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAUREEN R. TRAYNOR,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAUREEN
R. TRAYNOR, deceased, whose date of death was
January 13, 2010; File Number 48-2010-CP-156-0,
is pending in the Circuit Court for ORANGE County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 North Orange Avenue, Room 340, Orlando,
Florida 32801. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served, must file their claims with this court
ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THE DATE THAT
IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, OR, 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
ON OR BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is:
Feb. 25, 2010.

Signed on Feb. 18, 2010.

Pamela 0. Price
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 164539
GRAYROBINSON, P.A.
P.O. Box 3068
Orlando, Florida 32802-3068
Telephone: (407) 843-8880


MICHAEL TRAYNOR
Personal Representative
70 Salisbury Road
Delmar, NY 12054


2/25, 3/4


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CC-258
PEBBLECREEKAT MEADOWWOODS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
Plaintiff,
V.
MARY LOLY VICENTE, and JOHN DOE, and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 16 day of
March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at room 350 of the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, the Clerk of Court will offer
for sale the real estate described as follows:
Lot 33, PEBBLE CREEK PHASE 1, as per plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 38, Page 97,
of the Public Records of Orange County,
Florida.
togetherwith all structures, improvements, fixtures,
and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunc-
tion therewith.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in this cause on February
2, 2010.
DATED this 2 day of February, 2010.
Alex C. Costopoulos, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 0112429
Pohl &Short, P.A.
280 W. Canton Avenue, Suite 410
Post Office Box 3208
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone (407) 647-7645
Facsimile (407) 647-2314
Attorneys for Plaintiff

If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, tele-
phone (407)836-2303, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice
impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE No. 2009CA001752
BANK OF AMERICA, NA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LYDIAA. LAPOTAIRE, ET AL.
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 12, 2009
in the above action, I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash at Seminole, Florida, on APR 20 2010,
at 11:00 AM, at Room S201 of Courthouse 301
N. Park Ave., Sanford, FL 32771 for the following
described property:

LOT 248, PARKSTONE UNIT 3, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 59, PAGES 19, 20 AND 21, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SEMINOLE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its dis-
cretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice
of the changed time of sale shall be published as
provided herein.
Dated FEB 18 2010
MARYANNE MORSE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Mary Stroupe
Deputy Clerk of the Court
Prepared by:
Gladstone Law Group, P.A.
1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd, Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL 33486

"If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator, Ms. Stacy Brady at 2825 Judge
Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940; telephone
number 321-633-2171 two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing im-
paired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-
955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the
Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770."
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-17445-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISAA. GUERRA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION
NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2,
and WALDEN PALMS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Lisa A. Guerra and Walden Palms
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
February 11, 2010, in Case No. 2009-CA-17445-0
in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit In
and For Orange County, Florida, in which FirstBank
Florida is the Plaintiff, and Lisa A. Guerra, et al., are
Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk of the Court,
will sell at public sale the following described real
property located in Orange County:
Unit 1423, Building 14, Walden Palms, a con-
dominium, according to the Declaration of
Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official
Records Book 8444, at Page 2553, of the
Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on March 26, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 22nd day of February, 2010.

Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4,3/11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-CA-8743
Division #34
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTHA VELEZ, and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as
unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 23 day of
March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at room 350 of the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, the Clerk of Court will offer
for sale the real estate described as follows:
Lot 131, Waterford Lakes Tract N-19, Phase
II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 39, Pages 113 and 114, of the
Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
together with all structures, improvements, fixtures,
and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunc-
tion therewith.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in this cause on December
17, 2009.
DATED this 17 day of December, 2009

Alex C. Costopoulos, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 0112429
PohI &Short, P.A.
280 W. Canton Avenue, Suite 410
Post Office Box 3208
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone (407) 647-7645
Facsimile (407) 647-2314
Attorneys for Plaintiff

If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, tele-
phone (407)836-2303, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice
impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
3/4,3/11

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2010-CP-0253-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLYN RAYBURN MILLER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Carolyn
Rayburn Miller, deceased, whose date of death was
January 14,2010, and whose social security number
is XXX-XX-1165, file number 48-2010-CP-0253-0,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 North Orange Avenue, Room 310, Orlando,
Florida 32801. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
Feb. 25, 2010.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kenneth R. Marchman
Florida Bar No. 098705
Hunter & Marchman, P.A.
1330 Palmetto Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: (407) 647-6900

Personal Representative:
Troy C. Miller
7527 Anchor Lane
Northfield Center, Ohio 44067
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.2009-CA-14231-0
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CESAR AVILA; and CLAUDIA S. AVILA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 10 day of June,
2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the Courthouse
of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Orange Avenue,
Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned Clerk will offer
for sale the following described real property:
LOT 8, HUNTERS CREEK, TRACT 520,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 47 PAGES 109-
114, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF ORANGE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
2009-CA-14231-0 now pending in the Circuit Court
in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 17 day of February, 2010.
By: ERIC B. JONTZ, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 64905


JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157


3/4,3/11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 48-2008-CP-002512-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EULA PEARL JENKINS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Eula Pearl
Jenkins, deceased, whose date of death was October
28, 2008, and whose social security number is
XXX-XX-7749, file number 48-2008-CP-002512-0,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Orange County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
425 North Orange Avenue, Room 310, Orlando,
Florida 32801. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
March 4, 2010.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kenneth R. Marchman
Florida Bar No. 098705
Hunter & Marchman, P.A.
227 West Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: (407) 647-6900

Personal Representative:
Daisy M. Chavers
1140 S. Orlando Avenue
Maitland, Florida 32751

Rev. A. C. Cobb
421 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-009826-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY LILIANA GOMEZ, VICTOR M. ORTEGA,
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 1,
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2, and
SERENATA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Mary Liliana Gomez, Victor M.
Ortega, Unknown Tenant in Possession No. 1,
Unknown Tenant in Possession No. 2 and Serenata
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
February 23, 2010, in Case No. 2009-CA-009826-0
in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit In
and For Orange County, Florida, in which FirstBank
Florida is the Plaintiff, and Mary Liliana Gomez,
et al., are Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk
of the Court, will sell at public sale the following
described real property located in Orange County:
Unit No. 208, Building 2, Serenata
Condominium, a condominium, according to
the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as
recorded in Official Records Book 8176, Page
1877, as thereafter amended, of the Public
Records of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on April 6, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2010.

Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4,3/11

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Family Division 29
Case Number 2010-DR-002005-0
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MARGARITA ARENTINA GOMEZ,
Petitioner/Wife
and
JOSE A. VASQUEZ COLORADO,
Respondent/Husband
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
To: Mr. Jose A. Vasquez Colorado
Current Residence is Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Dissolution of your Marriage has been filed and
commenced in this Court and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any
to it on
Roshani M. Gunewardene, Esquire, Attorney
for Petitioner, Margarita Arentina Gomez,
at P.O. Box 162032, Altamonte Springs, FL
32716-2032
and file the original with the Clerk of Court
in the above-styled case at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Room 320, Orlando, FL 32801 on or
before March 25, 2010; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition. This notice shall be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in The Winter
Park-Maitland Observer, P.O. Box 2426, Winter
Park, FL 32790.
Margarita A. Gomez
2243 Lake Weston Drive, Apt. 1522
Orlando, FL 32810
Circuit Court Seal:
LYDIA GARDNER,
Clerk of Court, Orange County
By: YADIRA AGUILAR
CIRCUIT COURT SEAL
Deputy Clerk
425 North Orange Avenue, Room 320
Orlando, FL 32801
Dated 2/10/10
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2010-CP-0335
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
GARY MICHAEL GRAY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Gary Michael
Gray, deceased, whose date of death was November
12, 2009, and whose social security number is
XXX-XX-8283, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 301 North Park Avenue,
Sanford, Florida 32771. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 25, 2010.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Sidney H. Shams, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 864153
Shams Law Firm
1015 Maitland Center Commons Blvd.
Suite 110
Maitland, FL 32751
(407)671-3131
Personal Representative:
Patricia Burford
4009 South 132nd East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74134
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Notice Under Fictitious Name Act
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
pursuant to the "Fictitious Name Statute", Chapter
865.09, Florida Statutes, will register with the
Division of Corporations, Department of State, State
of Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publication of
this notice, the fictitious name, to wit:
Florida Speech
under which the undersigned expects to engage
in business at
1525 South Alafaya Trail, Suite 101, Orlando,
FL 32828
and that the party interested in said business
enterprise is as follows:
Florida Speech-Language Pathology, Inc.
Dated at Orange County, Florida this 4th day of
March, 2010
3/4


Notice Under Fictitious Name Act
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
pursuant to the "Fictitious Name Statute", Chapter
865.09, Florida Statutes, will register with the
Division of Corporations, Department of State, State
of Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publication of
this notice, the fictitious name, to wit:
Any Lab Test Now
under which the undersigned expects to engage
in business at
11867 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
and that the party interested in said business
enterprise is as follows:
Metabolic Balance of South East Orlando, LLC
Dated at Orange County, Florida this 4th day of
March, 2010
3/4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2009-CA-25892-0; Division 33
TRUSTCO BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
JUAN A. HAYBECH a/k/a JUAN A. HABEYCH; and
MARIA D. OTERO, husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 5 day of April,
2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the Courthouse
of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Orange Avenue,
Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned Clerk will offer
for sale the following described real property:
Lot 239, TIMBER ISLE PHASE 2, according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
61, Pages 98-102, Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
2009-CA-25892-0; Division 33, now pending in the
Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 18 day of February, 2010.
By: ERIC B. JONTZ, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 64905
JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157
2/25, 3/4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-17447-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISAA. GUERRA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION
NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2,
and WALDEN PALMS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Lisa A. Guerra and Walden Palms
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
February 11, 2010, in Case No. 2009-CA-17447-0
in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit In
and For Orange County, Florida, in which FirstBank
Florida is the Plaintiff, and Lisa A. Guerra, et al., are
Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk of the Court,
will sell at public sale the following described real
property located in Orange County:
Unit 1233, Building 12, Walden Palms, a con-
dominium, according to the Declaration of
Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official
Records Book 8444, at Page 2553, of the
Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on March 26, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 22nd day of February, 2010.
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/ Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4, 3/11


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 48-2009-CA-010047-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY LILIANA GOMEZ, VICTOR M. ORTEGA,
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 1,
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2, and
SERENATA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Mary Liliana Gomez, Victor M.
Ortega, Unknown Tenant in Possession No. 1,
Unknown Tenant in Possession No. 2 and Serenata
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on February 23, 2010, in Case No. 48-2009-CA-
010047-0 in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial
Circuit In and For Orange County, Florida, in which
FirstBank Florida is the Plaintiff, and Mary Liliana
Gomez, et al., are Defendants, I, the Orange
County Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale
the following described real property located in
Orange County:
Unit No. 105, Building 22, Serenata
Condominium, a condominium, according to
the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as
recorded in Official Records Book 8176, Page
1877, as thereafter amended, of the Public
Records of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on April 6, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2010.
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4, 3/11

Notice of Public Auction
Pursuant to Ch 715.109 FS and/or 83.801 and/or
677.210 FS etal United American Lien & Recovery
as agent with power of attorney will sell at public
auction the following property(s) to the highest
bidder subject to any liens for the purpose of
satisfying claim of lien and/or disposition of aban-
doned property(s); owner/lienholder may redeem
property(s) for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier
check; 15% buyer prem; any persons interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date March 19 2010 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th
Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale FL 33309
1958 1983 Mana hs vin#: 063883S7813 tenant:
steve tuhy
19591974 Twnh hs vin#: 112652614 tenant: victor
montenegro maria ferro
1960 1978 Brig hs vin#: 3R40RL38618A tenant:
joshua adam ayers
1961 1978 Brig hs vin#: 3R40RL38618B tenant:
joshua adam ayers
Licensed & bonded auctioneers flab422 flau 765
&1911
3/4,3/11

Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business under the fictitious
name of Classic Driver's Mart located at 940 State
Road 434 South, in the County of Seminole in the
City of Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, intends
to register the above said name with the Division
of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Winter Park, Florida, this 24th day of
February, 2010.
Frank A. Hamner, Registered Agent
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-17119-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISAA. GUERRA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION
NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2,
and WALDEN PALMS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Lisa A. Guerra and Walden Palms
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
February 11, 2010, in Case No. 2009-CA-17119-0
in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit In
and For Orange County, Florida, in which FirstBank
Florida is the Plaintiff, and Lisa A. Guerra, et al., are
Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk of the Court,
will sell at public sale the following described real
property located in Orange County:
Unit 824, Building 8 Walden Palms, a con-
dominium, according to the Declaration of
Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official
Records Book 8444, at Page 2553, of the
Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on March 26, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2010.
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4, 3/11
NOTICE OF SALE OF VESSEL
Pursuant to FL. Stat. 328.17(7) the following
described vessels will be sold in a public sale to
the highest bidder to satisfy a claim lien by lienor
for labor and/or storage: 1982 SILVERTON MARINE
CORP HIN#: STN02519M821. Owner/ RANDOLPH
ALAN HEWITT OVIEDO, FL. LH PENTAGON
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SACRAMENTO, CA., 2004
AQUASPORT DIVISION HIN#: GLA42425B404.
Owner/ RONALD DWIGHT MATHIS FRENANDINA
BEACH, FL. L/H SUN TRUST BANK NASHVILLE, TN.,
2001 VELOCITY BOATS INC HIN#: VMP26087D001.
Owner/ CLAUS DIETER HARRE WINDERMERE, FL.
UH THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANKCOVINGTON,
KY. Lienor/ MONROE HARBOUR MARINA 531 N.
PALMETTO AVE. SANFORD, FL 407-322-2910.
Sale Date: March 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at 531
N. PALMETTO AVE. SANFORD, FL 32771. For addi-
tional information call 407-657-7995.
2/25, 3/4
Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business under the fictitious
name of Holler Driver's Mart located at 1970 SR
436, in the County of Orange in the City of Winter
Park, Florida 32792, intends to register the above
said name with the Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Winter Park, Florida, this 24th day of
February, 2010.
Frank A. Hamner, Registered Agent
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
"Fictitious Name Statute," Chapter 865.09, Florida
Statutes, Rebecca Builder Interiors, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company, whose mailing address is
517 Greely Street, Orlando, Florida 32804, intends
to register with the Florida Department of State,
Division of Corporations, the following fictitious
name, to-wit:
NEST
Dated at Winter Park, Orange County, Florida, this
25th day of February, 2010.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
FARM CREDIT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ACA,
Plaintiff,
v.
THOMAS G. LEINDECKER; PAGE A. LEINDECKER;
WEDGEFIELD HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not for profit corporation; UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTOF TREASURY; togeth-
er with any GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, HEIRS, DEVISEES OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANT(S), AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DEFENDANT(S); ANY UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE, is hereby given that pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment entered in the cause
pending in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial
Circuit, in and for Orange County, Florida, Case
No. 2009-CA-017287-0, in which FARM CREDIT
OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ACA, is the Plaintiff, and
THOMAS G. LEINDECKER; PAGE A. LEINDECKER;
WEDGEFIELD HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.,
and UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT
OF TREASURY, are Defendants, the undersigned
Clerk will sell the property situated in said County,
described as:
Lot 14, Block 3, CAPE ORLANDO ESTATES
UNIT 7A, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 103-106,
inclusive, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of March, 2010,
in Room 350 of the Orange County Courthouse,
located at 425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando,
Florida 32801.
DATED this 23 day of February, 2010.
SHERRY LAMBSON-EISELE
Florida Bar No: 00020516
Miller, Hester & Eisele, P.L.
429 S. Keller Road, Suite 310
Orlando, Florida 32810
Telephone: (407) 478-7950
Facsimile: (407) 478-7989
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
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IN THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR ORANGE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 48-2010-CP-112-0
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUDY G. ROSIER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JUDY G.
ROSIER, deceased, whose date of death was June
3, 2009, File Number 48-2010-CP-112-0, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 425 N.
Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. The name
and address of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this notice of
administration: March 4, 2010.
WE Winderweedle, JR.
Attorney
219 W Comstock Avenue
Winter Park, Fl. 32790-2997
Telephone: (407) 628-4040
Florida Bar No. 0116626
MICHELLE Y. WILLIAMS
Personal Representative
3/4, 3/11


Notice of Public Auction
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United American
Lien & Recovery as agent with power of attorney
will sell the following vehicle(s) to the highest
bidder subject to any liens; net proceeds deposited
with the clerk of court; owner/lienholder has right to
hearing and post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or
cashier check; 15% buyer prem; any person inter-
ested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date March 26, 2010 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW
9th Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33309
21702 2006 Lincoln vin#: 1LNHM83VX6Y643135
lienor: fountain motor co fountain auto mall 8701 s
obt orlando fl 407-541-3100 lien amt $2730.00
sale date April 2, 2010 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th
Ave #707 Ft lauderdale FL 33309
21740 2000 Dodge vin#: 1B7GL2AN7YS670981
lienor: extreme auto repair & performance 609 w
27 st sanford fl 407-328-5871 lien amt $2354.69
21741 2005 Dodge vin#: 2D4VF48TX5H554564
lienor: access rack inc 4395 dardanelle dr orlando
fl 407-294-7004 lien amt $2331.20
21742 2005 Suzuki vin#: JS1GW71A452103716
lienor: service center of orlando 9800 s orange ave
orlando fl 407-888-2582 lien amt $7905.08
21743 2004 Ford vin#: 2FMZA51624BB05756
lienor: ricky g's transmissin repair 112 dover st
orlando fl 407-293-5496 lien amt $2747.50
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-17431-0
FIRSTBANK FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISAA. GUERRA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION
NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO. 2,
and WALDEN PALMS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants Lisa A. Guerra and Walden Palms
Condominium Association, Inc, and all others whom
it may concern: Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
February 11, 2010, in Case No. 2009-CA-17431-0
in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit In
and For Orange County, Florida, in which FirstBank
Florida is the Plaintiff, and Lisa A. Guerra, et al., are
Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk of the Court,
will sell at public sale the following described real
property located in Orange County:
Unit No. 626, Building 6, Walden Palms, a
Condominium, according to the Declaration
of Condominium thereof, as recorded in
Official Records Book 8444, Page 2553,
of the Public Records of Orange County,
Florida.
The sale will be held on March 26, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2010.
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
Florida Bar No. 162477
3/4,3/11

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CA-12258
WATERFORD LAKES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
GUSTAVO BONILLA, and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE,
as unknown tenants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 23rd day of
March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at room 350 of the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, the Clerk of Court will offer
for sale the real estate described as follows:
Lot 34, of WATERFORD LAKES TRACT N-30,
according to the Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 33, at Pages 132 and 133, of the
Public Records of Orange County, Florida.
together with all structures, improvements, fixtures,
and appurtenances on said land or used in conjunc-
tion therewith.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to a
Final Judgment entered in this cause on December
15, 2009.
DATED this 15th day of December, 2009
Matt G. Firestone, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 381144
Pohl & Short, P.A.
280 W. Canton Avenue, Suite 410
Post Office Box 3208
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Telephone (407) 647-7645
Facsimile (407) 647-2314
Attorneys for Plaintiff
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange
Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, tele-
phone (407)836-2303, within 2 working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if you are hearing
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice
impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
3/4, 3/11

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Number: 2009-CA-22059-0; Division 40
PEOPLES FIRST COMMUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
GEORGE MORNING a/k/a GEORGE I. MORNING,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 28 day of May,
2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 350 of the Courthouse
of Orange County, Florida, 425 S. Orange Avenue,
Orlando FL 32801, the undersigned Clerk will offer
for sale the following described real property:
Lot 21, CAMINO RE'AL, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 10,
Page 6, of the Public Records of Orange
County, Florida.
and
Lot 247, SULLIVAN RANCH, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 58,
Pages 46 through 76, of the Public Records
of Lake County, Florida.
The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure in Civil Case No.
2009-CA-22059-0; Division 40, now pending in the
Circuit Court in Orange County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Administration at 37
North Orange Avenue, Suite 1130, Orlando, Florida
32801, telephone number 407/836-2050, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hear-
ing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 16 day of February, 2010.
(SEAL)
By: ERIC B. JONTZ, Attorney
JEFFRY R. JONTZ
ERIC B. JONTZ
SWANN & HADLEY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1961
Winter Park, Florida 32790
Telephone: (407) 647-2777
Facsimile No.: (407) 647-2157
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009 CA030614-0
FIRSTBANK PUERTO RICO d/b/a FIRSTBANK
FLORIDA
Plaintiff,
vs.
AP/GRUPO ARCENIO PENA, INC., FRANCISCO
ARCENIO PENA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION
NO. 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION NO.
2, and CHATHAM PLACE AT ARBOR MEADOWS
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO
45.031, FLA. STAT.
To Defendants AP/GRUPO Arcenio Pena, Inc.,
Francisco Arcenio Pena and Chatham Place at
Arbor Meadows Homeowners Association, Inc.,
and all others whom it may concern: Notice is
hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on March 1, 2010, in Case No.
2009-CA-030614-0 in the Circuit Court of the Ninth
Judicial Circuit In and For Orange County, Florida, in
which FirstBank Puerto Rico d/b/a FirstBank Florida
is the Plaintiff, and AP/Grupo Arcenio Pena, Inc.,
et al., are Defendants, I, the Orange County Clerk
of the Court, will sell at public sale the following
described real property located in Orange County:
Lot 70, Chatham Place at Arbor Meadows,
according to the plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 63, Page 39, of the Public Records
of Orange County, Florida.
The sale will be held on April 15, 2010, at 11:00
a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the
Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue,
Room 350, Orlando, Florida 32801. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
Dated this 1st day of March, 2010
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
Post Office Box 1391
Orlando, FL 32802-1391
Telephone: (407) 423-4246
Facsimile: (407) 423-7014
Attorneys for Plaintiff
/s/Michael C. Caborn
Michael C. Caborn
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Job Description: Responsible for installing,
repairing and maintaining large industrial
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and hours may vary.
Pay Rate: $13.00-$18.00 per hour
Job Order Number: 9459371

Customer Service Representative
Job Description: Responsible for converting
incoming calls into hotel bookings while
providing excellent customer service. Work
days and hours may vary.
Pay Rate: Salary based upon experience
Job Order Number: 9455570

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Job Description: Responsible for making
outbound calls to businesses to secure
fundraising volunteers for a non-profit
organization. Work days and hours may
vary.
Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour
Job Order Number: 9458619

Chef
Job Description: Responsible for estimating
food consumption and purchases. Cooks
and selects recipes, supervises personnel
in prepping, cooking, serving and planning
menus, and manages hiring and training
personnel. Work days and hours may vary.
Pay Rate: $10.50 per hour
Job Order Number: 9461628

Bus Readiness Crew Supervisor
Job Description: Responsible for sweeping,
moping, emptying trash, cleaning windows,
wiping down bathroom, and replenishing
paper products. Scrubs the front and back of
the vehicles, and washes wheels. Maintains
general condition of yard, vehicle wash area
and vehicle fueling area to ensure readiness
equipment is properly stored and maintained
and that the yard is free from safety hazards
and completes all required paper work.
Work days and hours may vary.
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Job Order Number: 9461325

Inside Sales Associate
Job Description: Responsible for business
development for an assigned territory of
automotive dealerships. Contacts prospects
both cold and warm, identifies potential
clients, sets up product demonstrations,
delivers product demonstrations over the
web, and closes sales. Work Monday-
Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.
Pay Rate: $20,000.00-$26,000.00 per year
Job Order Number: 9460839

Restaurant Server 3rd Shift
Job Description: Responsible for taking
orders, serving food and beverages to
guests, and maintaining table, dining room,
and side stations. Work days and hours may
vary.
Pay Rate: Salary based upon experience
Job Order Number: 9456255


Radio Sales/Marketing Representative
Job Description: Responsible for contacting
new clients to advertise with the company
on-air, on line, and with event elements and
calling new businesses with the purpose of
addressing needs and solving problems.
Work Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Pay Rate: Salary based upon experience
Job Order Number: 9453784

Refrigeration Mechanic Ammonia
Job Description: Responsible for
implementing power outage management
practices. Executes inspection rounds and
detects, responds, communicates, and
documents issues resulting from inspection.
Develops and implements preventive
maintenance systems in refrigeration
equipment. Troubleshoots and maintains
refrigeration systems. Completes shift
departmental maintenance records. Work
Sunday-Wednesday, 7:00am-7:00pm.
Pay Rate: $21.96 per hour
Job Order Number: 9439842

Door Builder
Job Description: Responsible for assembling
modular vehicle doors utilizing various hand,
pneumatic, and power tools. Work Monday-
Thursday, 6:00am-4:30pm.
Pay Rate: $10.55-$16.85 per hour
Job Order Number: 9464093

Production Specialist
Job Description: Responsible for managing
crew productivity on each landscape job and
ensuring jobs are completed on or before
total estimate hours. Ensures all employees


are trained on safety, productivity, quality,
and customer service. Work Monday-Friday,
6:30am-5:00pm.
Pay Rate: $12.00-$14.00 per hour
Job Order Number: 9463911

Pipe Layer
Job Description: Responsible for assisting
in the installation of storm, sanitation
sewer pipe lines, water mains and lift
stations for municipalities. Checks slopes
for conformance to requirements using
auto level, transit levels lasers, or grade
rods. Lays out pipe routes and pump station
equipment following written instructions or
blueprints, coordinates with supervisors,
and inspects installation site for debris and
safety concerns. Work days and hours may


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Pay Rate: $11.65-$14.75 per hour
Job Order Number: 9463955

Front Desk Clerk
Job Description: Responsible for greeting,
registering, and assigning rooms to guests
of hotel. Verifies customers' credit and
establishes how the customer will pay for
the accommodation. Issues room keys and
keep records of room availability and guests'
accounts. Work days and hours may vary.
Pay Rate: Salary based upon experience
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Tuneful musicals and an

important art collection


Mennello Museum opens
'Auspicious Vision'
The small, but mighty Men-
nello Museum of American
Art will hold an opening
reception from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Friday, March 5 for
one of the season's most
important art exhibits.
Called "Auspicious Vision:
Edward Wales Root and
American Modernism,"
the exhibit is drawn from
the collection of Edward
Wales Root, who acquired
more than 227 paintings
and works on paper from
artists who created from


1897 to 1955. This amaz-
ing collection including
works by Edward Hopper,
Stuart Davis, and Jackson
Pollock has already been
exhibited at the Metropoli-
tan Museum of Art in New
York and provides a first-
hand look at how radically
fine art metamorphosed
in response to the changes
that took place in society
over those historic decades.
The exhibit is organized by
the Munson Williams Proc-
tor Arts Institute Museum
of Art in Utica, New York,
with funding for the local


presentation provided by
the Arts and Cultural Affairs
Office of Orange County,
Darden Foundation, and
the Friends of the Mennello
Museum. This not-to-be-
missed exhibit will remain
on view through May 23.
The Museum is located at
900 E. Princeton St. near
Loch Haven Park. Call 407-
246-4278 or visit mennello-
museum.org

A Gershwin tune at the
Winter Park Playhouse
That little gem of a musical
theatre the Winter Park
Playhouse will do what it
does best with some of the
best music ever written as
it presents "I Got Rhythm!"
a musical tribute to the oh-
so-popular George and Ira
Gershwin.
There truly is nothing
like a Gershwin tune, and
this show will include "Em-
braceable You," "Our Love is
Here to Stay," "Someone to
Watch over You," and even
a 'jazzy version' of "Sum-
mertime" as performed
by local favorites Todd
Mummert, Todd Allen Long,
Laura Hodos, Heather Alex-


ander and Roy Alan.
The performers combine
their talents in tribute to
one of the best-loved song-
writing teams of all time. "I
Got Rhythm!" runs March
5 through March 14 with
performances Friday and
Saturday evenings at 7:30
p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees
on Thursday, Saturday and
Sunday. For tickets call 407-
645-0145 or visit winter-
parkplayhouse.org. The re-
cently expanded playhouse
(now seating 124) is at 711-
C Orange Ave., Winter Park.

The "Chasing Your Dreams"
musical comes to Orlando
Winner of four 2008 Tony
Awards, including Best Mu-
sical and the 2008 Grammy
Award for Best Musical
Show Album, the award-
winning "In the Heights"
opens on March 9 at the
Bob Carr and plays through
March 14. This is the musi-
cal that won Broadway's
highest honors by first
"winning its heart" a mu-
sical that builds on the best
traditions of theater while
forging new territory.
"In the Heights" tells


the story of a vibrant com-
munity in Manhattan's
Washington Heights where
the coffee from the corner
bodega is light and sweet,
the windows are always
open, and the breeze car-
ries the rhythm of three
generations of music. It's a
changing community, full
of hopes, dreams and pres-
sures, where family plays a
big part in deciding which
traditions you take with
you, and which ones you
leave behind. With a book
by Pulitzer Prize finalist and
Tony Award nominee Qui-
ara Alegr a Hudes, "In the
Heights" is directed by Tony
Award nominee Thomas
Kail. Tickets can be pur-
chased online at Orlando-
Broadway.com or by calling
1-800-982-2787.


K GARRICK
Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer,
educator, and fine art curator. He is a
member of the Curatorial Council for the
Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be
reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com
or 407-522-3906.


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THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE
ARE VOTING NO ON
AMENDMENT #10:

Kenneth W. Bradley
Mayor
Gary Brewer
Former Mayor
Dan Hunter
Former Mayor
Dave Johnston
Former Mayor
Kip Marchman
Former Mayor
Joe Terranova
Former Mayor
Allen Trovillion
Former Mayor

They feel it is bad
government. And, with
their experience, they
should know!


CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT #10
SUPER MAJORITY VOTE TO
CHANGE TEXT OF FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT OF
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Shall Section 2.11 (b) of the Charter be amended to add a subsection
10 which will provide that any change to the objectives, goals or
policies in the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan
may be made only by an affirmative vote in support of such change by
a minium of four votes of Commission Members who are physically
present at the meeting when the vote is taken.

J1 Yes

^ iNo
Explanation: When a majority (3) of our elected commissioners vote
to change our city's master plan (the Comprehensive Plan), two (2)
of the commissioners (representing the minority opinion) can
override the vote. There are five people on the City Commission.
If this referendum passes, any two of them will control what
happens to our city's master plan.

This is not a "super" majority:
it gives control to the minority.
Bad idea.


Don't give a minority of the city commission
control over our master plan.


Vote NO on #10.


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