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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Publication Date: 08-11-2011
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ursday, Aug. 11, 2011 50+ tax BUS_CARD 3.25 x 2 August 2010Grafton Wealth ManagementWilliam D. Grafton III, Sarah Grafton DeVoe William D. Grafton IV Financial Advisors (407) 646-6725 400 Park Avenue South Suite 300 Winter Park, FL 32789 Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, member SIPC. Investment products: 2010 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. Are Not FDIC Insured Are Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC wpmobserver.comUSPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. We grew out of the Depression due to the mobilization for World War II.Page 14 Art of survivingChildren affected by cancer spent last week at an art camp at Swoope Studios in Maitland.Page 12 CalendarSchakolad Chocolate Factory is hosting a customer appreciation event on Thursday. Page 10 Page 11 Minority businesses thrive d PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERTrinity Prep student Allison Cooper, left, plays Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray on Aug. 7 at T rinity Preparatory School. There are more performances featuring seven other local high schools on Aug. 19-21.Cant stop the beat For more photos from Hairspray, please see page 8A series of email newsletters sent from Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper aroused the ire of at least one commissioner, who chided her at Mondays meeting for comments about decisions made on the dais and by city staff. What happened next led to an argument about secrecy on the Commission and whether the mayor was attempting to silence dissenting opinion during meetings. The controversy came to a head during Commissioner Steven Learys comments near the end of the Commission meeting Monday, when he voiced his disapproval of Coopers most recent email newsletter, Coopers Perspective, which talked about the Commission potentially delegating more duties to city staff. The move was made to improve efficiency in the building and re-ISAAC BABCOCK Observer StaffEmails cause tension Please see EMAILS Page 6Maitland City Council asked its cultural partners on July 18 to cut another 5 percent out of their budgets for next year. On Monday, the leaders of the Maitland Public Library, Art & History Museums Maitland and the Performing Arts of Maitland came back with similar conclusions a 5 percent cut would devastate their organizations. For you to come back and say 5 percent is to cut a little bit of our heart out, A&H Board President Roger Pickar said. Youre telling us to run but run with a broken toe; that we believe in you, but not that much.Unexpected costsThe organizations have already cut their budgets by 15 percent in the last three years. The city had originally asked them to keep their budgets flat for 2012 before it found out various utility fees, such as water, sewer and trash, were going up and that the city is on the cusp of a cash shortfall for the new city hall project. Staff is having to cinch their belts up, and it seemed appropriate that as family we all share in that, Councilman Phil Bonus said. But Councilwoman Bev Reponen disagreed. Theyve gotten cut 5 percent for three years, she said. You dont treat people that way that you want to per form for you. Theres a stopping point and weve passed it. The cultural partners three directors, speaking one by one in front of Council on Monday, attempted to shield their organizations from deep cuts.LibraryMaitland Public Library Director Ellen Schellhause presented a proposal that trims the librarys $560,000 budget by 1 percent, or $5,600. We cannot come back with a 5 percent cut we would lose too many programs, Schellhause said, adding that demand for library services and attendance at programs have been steadily increasing. The library PHOTO COURTESY OF MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY The Maitland Public Library is trying to keep all of its programming intact.JENNY ANDREASSON Observer StaffCitys partners resist 5 percent cutLibrary, museums and musical group offer alternatives to decrease Please see CUL TURE Page 5

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 2 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery221 South Knowles Ave Winter ParkWe are proud to represent some of the most sought-after and collectible artists in the world.407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: On Maitland Avenue, a small nondescript building stands right by the train tracks, its white walls bearing dirt and its interior showing its age 54. Outside, slightly crooked lettering identifying the structure reads: Maitland Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber isnt Maitlands only civic building that has seen much better days, and although eager community members have planned renovations, the lackluster economy has put some of those hopes and dreams on hold. A year ago, local citizens formed a coalition whose goal is to update the citys Cultural Corridor, which is the area from Lake Lily to Packwood Avenue, to make the area more relevant and attractive to the community. As a community, we are in desperate need of a lot of stuff, said Renee Stein-Charlan, who is a main player in the initiative. We finally are getting a fire station, were finally getting a new city hall. But we need our downtown Therere a lot of things we need to do. The new fire station broke ground is scheduled to be completed in March. The new city hall will be completed two months later. With a SunRail station going in on the north side, the citizens want Maitland to become a destination for all of Central Florida. But they also want to make changes that the community can actually support. There are a lot of dreams, and I think the whole thing is that as the economy hopefully improves, that those dreams will start to come to fruition, Charlan said.Civic Center makeoverOne dream has been realized. The Maitland Civic Center recently completed $40,000 worth of renovations, including new flooring, a new roof, new paint, all new kitchen appliances and Wi-Fi throughout the building. Those renovations began in February, and there are more planned. The Civic Center is funded by the membership and from renting the building; a short-term loan was also used for the improvements. No tax dollars are used. Were a victim to the changing times, as far as the number of people we can attract as members here, Civic Center President Dick Howell said. The building was already being used by several organizations, such as the Rotary Club, the Boy Scouts and Maitland Womans Club. It is also used for wedding receptions, art festivals, seminars and meetings, but the hope is that the renovations will draw even more of the community to the Civic Center. Were just trying to get the word out about how were one of the best-kept secrets in Central Florida, Civic Center Administrator Glenn Swigart said. When people come here, they drive by they see this building day after day, and they never know what it is.New home for Chamber?That sentiment is shared by members of the Chamber of Commerce, whose building is in line for a complete overhaul. No one knows were here, the Chambers administrative assistant, Pat Williamson, said. The Chambers major renovations have not yet begun because of lack of funding. Small improvements have been made, such as some new paint on the interior. Members are looking for volunteers to donate time or materials. There is not yet an ETA for a new building, but baby steps have been made. A design for a new building has been proposed to the Chambers board, but it is just a concept, and members are still waiting to hear from the construction company. Were in the waiting game, Williamson said. She expressed a desire to see improvements to her building and all of downtown Maitland by the time SunRail starts moving folks through the city. Maitland will have its own station on U.S. 17-92 just south of Maitland Boulevard on the site of Northbridge Office Centre and Parker Lumber.Push for performance hallThe Civic Center and Performing Arts of Maitland were able to raise some funds through an event organized by Charlan, the Glitz and Glamour gala. The fundraiser was held in the Civic Center in February and raised $2,000, with even more funds coming in since then. The Glitz gala is planned to be an annual event. Joan Randolph, a board member for the Civic Center, said that with better marketing, the building can get even more support. There is a lot of pride that this community has for the Civic Center because it is one of the very, very few self-owned, not supported by any other funding other than what we generate here, she said. And that does make us very unique, and yet, after all these years, we are still here. Participants in the initiative also hope to work with Performing Arts of Maitland to build a Performing Arts Center. Jeff Flowers, president of Performing Arts of Maitland, said that the project is in the planning stages at this point. Before anything gets built, they need to know what the community would need from such a center. Its all a planning thing right now, Flowers said. With the economic times being what they are, which is lousy, things are slowed up because of that.Library plans bookstoreThe Maitland Public Library, one of the citys historic buildings, is undergoing small renovations. It received new used furniture and some walls have been painted. Senior Public Services Librarian Melissa Phillips said that they plan to start work on a bookstore in the next month or so. All of this is to make the library more open and attractive to the public, Phillips said. The citizen group hopes renovations will allow the centers to forge a stronger connection with the locals. It took a lot to get them to make some of these improvements, Charlan said of the Civic Center. But they have, and they should be applauded for that.PHOTOS BY AMY SIMPSON THE OBSERVERThe Maitland Civic Center, above, just got a new roof, ooring, paint, kitchen appliances and Wi-Fi. Below, the Chamber of Commerce waits for renovations.AMY SIMPSON Observer StaffMaitland waits for a face-liftWith the $40K renovation of Civic Center complete, citizens ght to spruce up other facilities Learn moreFor more information or to rent a room in the Civic Center, call 407-647-2111. The Chamber of Commerce can be reached at 407-644-0741. For the Public Library, call 407-647-7700.

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 3 Winter Park / Maitland Observer University of Central Florida, Valencia College and Seminole State College will raise tuition in the fall. Bright Futures scholarships will also take a hit and adults no longer can take classes for free. State funding for the schools was reduced by 9.5 percent, encouraging Seminole States District Board of Trustees to agree to raise tuition by 8 percent in a June 20 meeting. Loraine OConnell, a representative of the college, said the choice was out of their hands. That all comes down to our Legislature, she said. All of the colleges and universities have to deal with who has the money, and thats our Legislature. But Cheryl Etters of the Florida Department of Education said the colleges and universities were permitted to decide if they wanted to raise the tuition to the level the Legislature proposed. The legislation allowed schools to raise the tuition, it didnt require them to, she said. So each colleges Board of Trustees would have voted whether to do that. Valencia College President Sanford Shugart said he did not want to meet the suggested 11 percent, but instead, like Seminole State, raised it by 8 percent. Anytime you raise tuition, you do it thoughtfully, and its always regretful, he said. You hate to pass more costs onto any students... We are careful enough [not] to raise it unless we have to We are still not at the maximum allowed by law this year, and I hope not to get there. We would not have raised the tuition at all if there was any way to offer them the education theyre seeking without doing it, but we just couldnt.Universities tooLike the colleges, Florida universities also upped their prices. The University of Central Florida raised its tuition by 15 percent, an 11 percent increase is calculated with tuition and fees combined. Chad Binette, UCF spokesperson, said regardless of the alterations, the university continues to be prominent. Despite recent increases in tuition and fees, Floridas public universities still rank among the most economical in the country, he said. Kiplinger and The Princeton Review this year have recognized a UCF education as one of the best values in the nation based on the quality of academics, cost of attendance and financial aid. Also, Florida universities now have the 48th least expensive tuition and fees in the country. Shugart had the same sentiments about Valencias costs. We are fortunate to live in a place that has had historically low tuition rates, so that when the state makes that shift, it doesnt make it too expensive for the students... The good news is, we still remain below the national median for tuition for two-year colleges, Shugart said. We are well below the university system tuition, so we remain a pretty good bargain. We can attend our students full-time for less than $2,500 per year. Just when it costs more to enroll in college, Bright Futures Scholarship program took another financial blow a 20 percent funding decrease. During the 2009-2010 school year at Seminole State, 1,614 students, or 5 percent of the student body, had the scholarship. These students received a total of $2.6 million in 2010-11. Vanessa Karpf, an honors sophomore majoring in biology with Bright Futures, said the modifications complicate the publics need for an education. She worries that her familys situation will deteriorate since they rely on her scholarship for her education as well as for her financial needs. Even though I do have a scholarship, I would have to adjust some things, said Karpf, 20. Its kind of heartbreaking for all that stuff to happen... I think its a flaw in the system, and it needs to be fixed, it really does. I dont know how, but I just know that it does. I guess things change and you have to adapt. 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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 4 Winter Park / Maitland Observer On July 21, Hal Stringer, founding chairman of the Winter Park Paint Out, received the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens rst The Sower Award for his exceptional service to The Polasek. Stringer currently works as the IT Director for Technologies Management, Inc. in Maitland. On Feb. 1, the Goldenrod Historical Society launched a Sustaining Trustee Program to raise money for the continuation of its operation of the Goldenrod Station & Museum. Letters went out asking for a $500 donation. So far 20 contributors have pledged. The new Sustaining Trustees will be honored in a ceremony at the Station from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Goldenrod Station. To donate, call 407-677-5980 and ask for Marie Burch or Darlene Dangel. School newsAlexander Wentworth Coleman has been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll with a Presidents Award in August 2011. Alex is a graduate of Winter Park High School and is the son of Robert & Beverly Coleman of Winter Park. Ryan Green, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Green of Maitland, was named to the Deans List at Randolph-Macon Academy for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year.Ways to give backRun or walk a half marathon with Team Challenge Central Florida at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December. Contact Lindsey at lgardner@ccfa.org or 646-875-2079 to RSVP. Visit ccteamchallenge.org Cornerstone Hospice is experiencing an increase in the number of veterans that are receiving its hospice services. If you are a veteran and are interested in spending quality time with terminally ill veterans, contact mcruz@cornerstonehospice.org or call 407-304-2604.Community Bulletin Business Briefs USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-36131500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705Member of: Goldenrod Chamber of CommercePublisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Winter Park / Maitland Observer 2011Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munsterwww.wpmobserver.com | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.comP.O. Box 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 CONTACTSVolume 23, Issue Number 32PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REPORTERS Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEGALS | CLASSIFIEDS Ashley McBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Matt Morrison COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com SUBSCRIPTIONS | CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com OBITUARIES obit@observernewspapers.com Carey S. Hayo, AICP joins the Orlando ofce of Littlejohn Engineering Associates as principal planner and director of sustainability. RLF, a Winter Park-based architecture, engineering and interior design rm, welcomed Chris E. Whitney, AIA, to lead the rms higher education practice. John W. Martin has been named chief nancial ofcer. Physician Associates added the following physicians and ofces: Christopher Brouillette, M.D. 891 Outer Road, Orlando (Baldwin Park). Christian Kovats, D.O. 2572 W. State Road 426, Ste. 1040, Oviedo. NAI Realvest recently negotiated a 5.5-year lease agreement for 5,473 square feet of Class A ofce space at 2200 Lucien Way in Maitland. The new tenant, Workstream USA, Inc., is a local management consulting rm. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, LLC, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work on the remodel and expansion of the LA Fitness Center on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. REDBiRD Printing President Peter Cleeveley, a Winter Park native, has been nominated for the prestigious Orlando Business Journals Top 40 Under 40 issue, which highlights the top successful businessmen and women in the area. Stirling Sothebys International Realtys recent sale of the $3.3 million Joey Fatone estate on the Butler Chain of Lakes near Windermere marks the convergence of two global economic trends we may see more of in the future. The buyer was one of thousands of Chinese families whose increasing afuence is a clear sign of Chinas booming economy. Jewish Family Services (JFS) welcomes Eric Geboff as their new executive director. The role was held by Barry Kudlowitz who, after nearly 19 years of service, announced his retirement. The Rollins MBA at the Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked 46th nationally according to Forbes magazine. The publication cited Rollins MBA as the top school in Florida, ahead of University of Miami and the University of Florida. The Carpentry Shop Museum at Lake Lily won a Telly Award for the Art & History Museums Maitland. The Carpentry Shop Museum was the backdrop for Santa Talks, part of the Santa is Real project. To The Telly Awards honor the very best commercials, programs and lms. They received more than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and ve continents. Telly Award for A&H With only a couple weeks of summer left, the more than 1,050 homeless children in Or ange County enrolled in Fifth Third Banks Summer of Dreams program will be ready and equipped for school thanks to a massive backpack stuffed at A Gift For Teaching one of the programs community partners. Pictured is Karen Dee, Florida regional president of Fifth Third Bank, stufng backpacks with school supplies. Backpack drive Gulf States Credit Union hosted the Maitland Chamber of Commerce BBQ last month. There were about 60 Chamber members in attendance. The food was catered by Char-Don Cater ing. The Bow Tie Club graciously parked a few cars (pictured) out front to really get the blast from the past experience. Blast from the past Last week, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) kicked off its annual Stroll & Roll event. From now until November, CILs clients and advocates will fundraise to support the nonprots education for the deaf, housing counseling, accessibility, employment services, mental health counseling and aging services. Pictured are (back row) Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper, Jim Moore, Karan Bacharach, Janna Baumann, (front row) Martin Barger and Margie Winkler. Stroll & Roll kicks off Gabrielle Padilla is the winner of the Federal Trust Bank Camaro Giveaway. On July 29, 11 seminalists got keys at the Winter Park branch but only one key started the cars engine. A brand new car!

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Sounds of summerPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERBach Festival Society hosted Summer Sing, which gave community members the oppor tunity to participate in the creation of the music at Rollins College on Aug. 7.saw a 14.5 percent increase in youth programming attendance in summer 2010 compared with the previous summer. The city had suggested that the library look into reducing hours on Sundays, but thats the librarys busiest day, she said. And opening later and closing earlier would cut into childrens and adult programming. She said closing on Wednesday would have the least impact. The city is also looking into reducing its health care and insurance costs for employees. Councilman Ivan Valdes said there will be significant savings found there. While Bonus pushed the library for more savings, Mayor Howard Schieferdecker said the 1 percent cut was acceptable. This is fine from my perspective, and you shouldnt do anything else.Art & History MuseumsAndrea Bailey Cox, executive director of Art & History Museums Maitland, presented a proposal that trims the organizations $440,000 budget by 1.75 percent, or $7,747. That would be achieved by upping its revenue projection by $10,000 and by eliminating its security guard shift on Mondays. The organization has seen a $116,00 loss in revenue from all funding sources, including grants, city support and revenue streams, since 2009. The Maitland Historical Association merged with the Maitland Art Center in May 2010 to form Art & History Museums Maitland. That merger has saved the organization $52,000. It has cut its staff by 20 percent. A&H cannot identify any further expense cuts that do not interfere with progress towards our blueprint of financial independence, Cox wrote in the budget response letter to City Council on Aug. 1. But Councilwoman Linda Frosch said nonessential services have to be cut over essential services such as police and fire. A 5 percent budget cut is what we asked for. We need to get this through. Reponen disagreed. Im uncomfortable asking someone to continue working hard and continuing to cut. Thats not the way this needs to go.Performing Arts of MaitlandJeff Flowers, former city councilman and president of the Per forming Arts of Maitland, presented a proposal to save $6,000. It would achieve that by selling the city a piano the city is already using, at a value of $3,560. It would also impose a $7 fee for food trucks attending the Food Truck Caf event at Lake Lily on Tuesday nights, where PAM performs. The food trucks are already paying $35 to the city for their space. Flowers said 800-900 people are estimated to attend the Caf event every week, many are less affluent residents that cant afford to take their families to a restaurant. This is an out-of-the-box solution that gives you your goals and gives me performances at the truck stop, he said. Bonus commended Flowers for his creative solutions, even if Its a little Enron like, that piano thing. Reponen wasnt pleased. She said the additional $7 would be passed on to the consumer and the city could lose money and truck participation. This isnt a cut in PAMs budget, but looking to someone else to pay the bill, pay the freight. Increased prices are the wrong thing to do in this economy. Councilman Ivan Valdes said the trucks would just have to sell one more sandwich to cover the $7 cost. They all run out of food by 8 oclock anyway because so many people are going.Decision on Aug. 22Valdes said he was sure that if the city cuts these organizations funding that the public would rally and raise the needed money. If we reduce the budget of the library by $10,000 and Im not saying we should do that the people who love the library will fill this need. Bonus, citing the recently crippled stock market, was less optimistic. The days are darkening and this has been an important and interesting night, he said. As we go forward with final budget discussions, well engender fur ther information. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the cultural partners and stormwater budgets on Aug. 22.CULTURE | PAM proposes charging the food trucks at Lake Lily a $7 fee to cover its budget shortfall CONTINUED FROM FRONT PA GE

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 6 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Joint Pain? Join Us For a Free SeminarLearn about: treatment Individual results vary. With any surgery, there are potential risks and recovery times may differ depending on the patient. Maitland Senior CenterGuest Speaker: Dr. Steve Nguyen Exactech, Inc. Return to a Lifestyle You DeserveCall (352) 327-4713 to reserve your seat today! Nguyen_081511_Ad_6x4.indd 1 7/26/2011 6:20:37 PM zoning process, but Cooper said it took power out of the peoples hands. Some of the building and rezoning decisions that could be moved to the staff level include the alcohol sales hours of restaurants in the Hannibal Square area, building construction of up to 50,000 square feet, and changes made to future land use for properties up to two acres. Those changes would need to be approved by the Planning and Zoning Board, which discussed them at a meeting Aug. 2. After an official vote by the Planning and Zoning Board, the changes would then come to the Commission for a vote. Cooper said she opposes taking those decisions out of the public eye. Winter Park has historically prided itself on a high level of citizen involvement, Cooper wrote in a newsletter dated Aug. 2. The City Commission has directed the staff to streamline our development approval and rezoning process. In the name of efficiency most staff recommendations involve removing the public thats you from the process. Leary said that he thought Cooper went too far with her newsletter, which then informed recipients of what changes they would be left out of voting on if they were made by city staff. It seemed to me to be critical of staff to a broad audience, which I just dont think we should be doing, Leary said. It was critical of the staff for doing something we asked them to do. Cooper said she thought that residents should know what parts of the decision-making process they would be excluded from. I actually feel very, very strongly about public hearings, public notice and the involvement in our city and our citizens in the process, Cooper said. I believe citizens need to be informed. I think they need to know that. Im very comfortable with that recommendation. We continue to have meetings where discussion is not encouraged. I dont consider that sort of behavior to be conducive to open government. But when Cooper said that residents hadnt been made aware of those impending staff decisions, Mayor Ken Bradley grew visibly frustrated, saying that residents could easily access that information. Oh come on, Carol, Bradley said, addressing Cooper about where residents could find that information about Commission decisions. Its on the website. Cooper immediately reacted by saying that the mayor had attempted to cut down on dissent on issues. I think you use your power to cut people short, Cooper said. Though Cooper told other commissioners to avoid reading email newsletters she sent out, to avoid Government in the Sunshine Act violations, Leary said that the information still gets back to them, and that it causes contention. It creates tension, these emails, Leary said. It all comes forward every two weeks. Theres a little bit of angst amongst the group. Learn moreTo read Commissioner Carolyn Coopers full email newsletter, Coopers Perspective, or to sign up for the mailing list, visit tinyurl.com/CoopersPerspectiveEMAILS | Cooper defends newsletter, saying residents should know what they would be excluded from CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper sent this newsletter, titled Coopers Perspective, on Aug. 2.

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 7 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FELD ENTERTAINMENTJob No.: Engagement City: Media: Insertion Date(s): Ad Size: Section: DD176084 ORLANDO, FL 5.875 x 10 ENTERTAINMENT Disneywww.disneyonice.com176084SAVE $5 on Tickets!Offer excludes Front Row and VIP seats. No double discounts. SEPT. 9 113 ways to redeem your $5 savings:1. In person at the Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code SAVE 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com and enter code SAVE Regular Ticket Prices: Additional fees may apply. Fri. SEPT. 9 7:30 PM Sat. SEPT. 10 3:30 & 7:30 PM Sun. SEPT. 11 1:00 & 5:00 PM Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator A bizarre turn of events on Tropicana Field turned two flailing teams into would-be champions, and then sent the Florida Collegiate Summer League nearly on its head as the Sanford River Rats clawed their way to the championship. In a wild swing of events, the Rats came back from a 4-0 shutout and won 7-5 over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, who led off the game with a brilliant first inning before seeing their offense fizzle late. Hoisting the FCSL trophy, the Rats were unlikely champions after a wild comeback that for all intents and purposes spanned an entire season. The Rats had struggled since the second week after briefly flirting with the league lead, then struggled as they slowly plunged to near the league basement in the next two months. But that was all erased in the final inning in the final game of the season as they shocked the Dawgs by breaking a 5-5 ninth inning stalemate in dramatic fashion. A double, a bloop single, a sac fly, another bloop single and two runs scored made all the difference in a game that went from big hits to small ball. By the end of the top of the ninth, the Rats had a tenuous lead. Thats when the Rats Adam Maxon took the mound and took out the side in order to end the game with the final out in second baseman Ryan Brnovichs glove. After going 2-3 with three RBI in the game, James Ramsay walked away with the MVP award for the Rats. The Dawgs Michael Danner was cruising for his own MVP award with a basesclearing triple in the first that gave the Dawgs their first three runs, plus a single, before the Dawgs were overtaken. PHOTOS COURTESY OF FCSL The Sanford River Rats pose for cameras after winning the FCSL championship, which they snatched away from the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs who had leapt out to a 4-0 lead early on. Sanfords bullpen then shut the Dawgs down. ISAAC BABCOCK Observer StaffWinter Park stunned in comeback upsetAfter leading the league most of the season, Dawgs fall in nale

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 8 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations (cannot be used on any oor sample sales) All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations (cannot be used on any oor sample sales) The nicest kids in townPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERAllison Coopers turn as Tracy Turnblad, top left, earned raves at T rinity Preps production of Hairspray Aug. 7. Austin Sultzbachs Corny Collins entertains the crowd, top right, while keyboardist Paul Reggentin plays in the orchestra, left. T rinity Prep, the Walt Disney World branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs and seven other area high schools presented the Broadway musical Hairspray on Aug. 7. Theyll have additional shows at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Its at 5700 T rinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. Tickets are $10. SC A N HE R EUse your smartphones QR code reader app to view more photos or visit wpmobserver. com/photos/galleries

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 9 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Aug. 8 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting held on Aug. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:Mayors ReportA proclamation declaring Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, as Rollins College Community Service Day was presented. The Purchasing Division presented its Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award and the Finance Department presented their Government Fitinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Commission.Consent AgendaThe minutes of 7/25/11 were approved with a minor The agreement with the Florida Department of Transpor tation (FDOT) for a perpetual easement allowing for wider SunRail platforms and canopies was approved. The budget adjustment to increase the estimate for EMS transport revenues by $317,000 and reduce the estimate for trafamount was approved. The budget adjustment to appropriate $133,000 in EMS transport fees for use in paying billing agent fees and purchasing a system to track EMS medical supplies was approved. The decisions regarding the following purchases and contracts are below: Inc., for energy improvements to various city buildings was approved. improvements for various city buildings was approved. ing, Inc., for new light poles and approved and the Mayor was authorized to execute the submittal approval document. for additional services related to the construction phase of the Community Center project was approved and the Mayor was authorized to execute the change order. FMPA contract for thermal/ infrared imaging services was approved and the Mayor was authorized to execute the piggyback contract.Action items requiring discussion discussed and the Commission designs to the City Commission at a future date. Morse Boulevard, east of Interlachen Avenue, was discussed and tabled to a future date.Public hearingsThe following decisions were made regarding the requests of BankFIRST for proper ties at 1289 and 1301 Gene St.: ordinance changing the Future proved. zoning map designation of Of(C-3) District was approved. The resolution designating Orlando Ave., as the Dingman Economic Enhancement District the purpose of environmental remediation, rehabilitation and economic development was approved. The resolution designating the James S. Capen House at 520 N. Interlachen Ave. as a historic Register of Historic Places was approved. the Code of Ordinances regarding lakeshore protection was postponed until a future meeting in October per staff recommendation. A full copy of the Aug. 8 City Commission minutes will be park.org the week of Aug. 22, pending approval by the City Commission.CoffeeTalk featuring Vice Mayor LearyPlease join Vice Mayor Steven sixth year in holding these annual CoffeeTalk sessions for residents that have a latte on their minds or some beans to grind. This is your opportunity to informal environment and ask him any questions related to city business. Special thanks to Palmanos Roastery and Espresso Bar for providing the coffee. Easy way to monitor your electric usageDo you ever wonder how much electricity your microwave, computer, heater or refrigerator uses? The city has donated 10 electric usage monitors to the patrons to check out for home The monitors are easy to use. Simply plug the meter into the wall, plug the appliance into the meter, enter some electricity price information, and the large power the appliance is using and how much it costs. Visit www.cityofwinterpark.org, on Twitter. As part of our commitment to become A Community with Honorable Character our City Council, at our Monday, Aug. 8 City Council meeting enthusiastically committed to the following oath: ernment. actions. gain. operation. My hope is that this will inspire other municipalities to create and commit to a similar oath. As we all know, Honorable Character is needed so badly in cials, need to set the example of Change Starts with Me.City Council Meeting of Aug. 8, 2011The Maitland City Council met the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Consent Agenda: shop Minutes of July 15, 2011 were approved as presented. execute the contract between the School Board of Orange County and the City of Maitland for school year 2011-2012 providing for the continuation of School Public Schools and partial funding for same.Decisions: pletion date for the North Bridge Development Agreement was tabled until the Aug. 22 meeting. Code Ordinance was approved Hearing date set for Aug. 22, 2011. To listen to a recording of the meeting, please visit www. itsmymaitland.com Maitland City TalkBY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKERMAYOR City Council signs Honorable Character oath Winter Park City TalkBY RAND Y KNIGHTCITY MANAGER www.gulfstatescu.orgWe oer FREE Business Checking407-831-8844 PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND The Maitland City Council signed an honorable character oath on Monday.

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 10 Winter Park / Maitland Observer CalendarTHURSDAYOn Aug. 11, the Dairy Queen at the Altamonte Mall, 451 E. Altamonte Drive, will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to bene t the local Childrens Miracle Network hospitals. Centex Homes will sponsor a free Homebuyer Webinar hosted by Pulte Mortgage starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Anyone can register for this intro to home buying webinar by logging onto centex.com/offers, then selecting Orlando. Cabaret favorites Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos return to the Winter Park Playhouses Spotlight Cabaret Series in Together Again At Last, on Thursday, Aug.11 at 7:30 p.m. Call 407-645-0145 or visit www. winterparkplayhouse.org Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 11. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars and free popcorn in Central Park in downtown Winter Park. Call 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.orgSATURDAYThe Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Maitland Art and History Association host an Antique Tool Show and Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Maitland Civic Center. Admission is $2; children 12 and younger are free. Call 407-365-4686. Conscious Mind Records is hosting a Save Tyler Bene t Concert from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the James R. Smith Neighborhood Center on Bruton Boulevard. Donations can also be made by visiting giveforward. com/tylerslifeMONDAYThe Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras Sounds of Summer Series concludes with World Music, held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 in the Margeson Theater, located in the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org The Crosby YMCA will be hosting its Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Aug. 15. Join them for events and vendors all day long at 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Not a member of the Y? Stop by anyway to learn all that the Y has to offer.TUESDAYThe Crosby YMCA will be holding a Yoga for Movement Disorders workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Anyone with a movement disorder, including Parkinsons, is encouraged to attend at 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-644-3606 to sign up. Get an exclusive preview of Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week 2011 at Harrietts Happy Hour 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Luma on Park, 290 S. Park Ave. Its $25 in advance and $30 the night of the event. Call 407-644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.orgWEDNESDAYJoin Lionel Barnes, former NFL Jacksonville Jaguar, at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Light The Night Walk Kick-off Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon at Ruths Chris Steakhouse in Winter Park. RSVP by Aug. 12 to 407-898-0733, extension 15.AUG. 18The Newcomers Club of Central Florida is hosting a luncheon and general meeting Thursday, Aug. 18 at Monroes at Route 46, 4316 W. State Road 46 in Sanford. Advance reservations are required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact 407-359-1497 or parrish407@ bellsouth.net When is the right time to broach the topic of estate planning with your parents? Elder care attorney Kathleen Flammia will answer such questions at the next JPM2 meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Glickstein Laval Carris, P.A., 555 Winderley Place, Ste. 400, Maitland. Lunch is $10. The Crosby YMCA and Visiting Angels are teaming up for the Alzheimers Caregiver Project with Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimers Disease: The Basics on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at 2005 Mizell Ave, Winter Park. Please call 407-4475971 to register or for more information. The Alzheimers Association will hold a public input session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., on what a national Alzheimers plan should include. Recommendations will be presented to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit www.alz.org/napa Dont miss the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerces next Business After Hours at Tilted Kilt, located at 11650 University Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber members will enjoy free appetizers and cold beverages! For more information and to RSVP, call 407-677-5980. CoffeeTalk featuring Winter Park Vice Mayor Steven Leary is 6-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Its free. Call 407-599-3428.ONGOINGThe Winter Park Farmers Market is every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Visit cityofwinterpark.org The Maitland Farmers Market is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Visit itsmymatiland. com or call 407-539-6268. Food Truck Caf is every Tuesday from 6 9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Check the citys Facebook page or TheDailyCity.com for more information. Trinity Prep, the Walt Disney World branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs and seven other area high schools will present the Broadway musical Hairspray at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Its at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. Tickets are $10. Email Janine Papin at papinj@ trinityprep.org or call 321-282-2508. Hospice of the Comforters Horizons Bereavement Center offers the support groups and resources needed to cope with the loss of a loved one. They are held in Winter Park from 4:30-6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at First Congregational Churchs Parlor Room, 225 S. Interlachen Ave. Call 407-379-0490 or visit www.HospiceoftheComforter.org MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$5 OFF Y OUR CUT AND STYLE(NEW CLIENTS ONL Y) 407.671.57853090 EAST ALOMA AVE. 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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 11 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles A long time ago, 1881 to be exact, a place just two blocks west of Park Avenue was a whole different world from what it is now. Hannibal Square, or the a vibrant part of town made up of black families who traveled to Central Floridas first planned community for work. The Square, segregated until the families and their businesses. Now, due to the desirable location, wealthy residents and gentrification, Hannibal Square has changed, residents say. Its businesses seem to have been absorbed into the Park Avenue part of town. Many of the cultural landmarks have been taken over and native residents have moved on, leaving behind just a few churches and families, while the Hannibal Square Heritage Center strives to keep the communitys history alive. A nod to the pastBut some west side entrepreneurs are making their mark in the business district. Supermen Fades to Fros just opened up in the Square. Three local black businessmen, Reggie Jones and his partners Adderly Dorcely and Gary Hackett, own the barbershop. Jones said that because there was once a barbershop in the same storefront that closed, he saw an opportunity. Jones said. There was one here for 30 years, why not put one back in? Its not his first shop in a historically black neighborhood, either. He has another successful Supermen shop in Eatonville and wanted to expand his congreat place to do it. I like the opportunity; this area attracts a variety of people, cessful people, were a successful brand, why not? The store is a reminder of the formal days of barbershop, when getting a haircut was more a social event than a chore. Hackett likes to say theyre growing super men at their barbershop, and the owners aim to look the part. The three of them wear dress pants and shirts every day and greet customers at the door. They said the community atmosphere is an attempt to bring back the days when men got together and talked while getting their haircut. There are newspapers and magazines and good company. They hope guests will notice this as they pass by. It speaks without you opening your mouth, Hackett said. tive things, you have positive thoughts thats the greatest thing I get from here, said Phil Hastings, a loyal customer for years. Good place for minority business ownersAnd now is a great time to be a minority business owner in Central Florida. Orlando was named one of the best places for minority entrepreneurs by Forbes, and is a great place for any small business, according to the magathe nations black-owned businesses, ranking third behind New York and Georgia, and the Orlando-metro area is home to 18,000 of those, according to census data. son saw an opportunity in that, young, successful friends didnt have a platform to showcase their accomplishments and network with other professionals, he created RYSE magazine. The bimonthly publication features success stories, entertainment, advice and networking tools for its readers Rising Young Suctributors and featured success stories are mostly black locals Jackson said he used his pool of friends and connections to get the magazines start he wants the magazine to be a tool for all young local entrepreneurs, no matter what their background or race. My magazine is about empowering, said Jackson, who owns Pure Platinum EnterprisPark. Bringing more diversityEmpowering others and being a part of diversity are two goals Jackson has in common with the barbershop owners. Jones said that he wants everyone to feel welcome at Supermen Fades to Fros theyre even letting a woman staffer into the barbershop boys club. one chapter of the book, Jones said. And other businesses are excited to see the shop become a part of Hannibal Square, said Tamra Fatila, who has owned Royal Salon and African Boutique for 12 years. She said the shop is good for the community, which is now right next door to her boutique and salon. tunity and hope, she said. Im definitely glad theyre here. Its too early to say that the Supermen are starting a trend in the area, though, said Dori Parks Economic Development and Community Redevelophas always seen a lot of women business owners, she said shes happy to see even more diversity move into the area and that its a benefit to the communitys economy. It brings a nice mix of market and a nice mix of feet on the street, DeBord said. The Supermen are pleased to add something new. versity, Dorcely said. added.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERReggie Jones, co-owner of Supermen Fades to Fros, cuts Phil Hastings hair. Jones said he caters to all types of customers at his shop, which just opened at the crossroads between Winter Parks West Side and the posh Park Avenue corridor. BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Learn moreFor more information about Supermen Fades to Fros, or to make an appointment, call 407325-8785. The shop is located at 543 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. West Side businesses move east Local entrepreneurs bring old-school class to Hannibal Square

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 12 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie and free popcorn in Central Park. Call 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.org Visit Whole Foods, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, for a Back to School Block Party from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Celebrate with sampling, games, craft projects and more. Its free. The state of Florida sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug.12 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. The sales tax exemption will apply to items of clothing $75 or less and to eligible school supplies selling for $15 or less. Visit DOR.MyFlorida.com The Crosby YMCA and Florida Hospitals Parenting Education Series continues: at 10 a.m. Should Know on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. All classes are held at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-303-2599 to register. JCC Maitland is hosting a Shipwrecked Pool Party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Visit orlandojcc.org to register for this Saturday Night Out event. Teens (12-17) can work out free this summer at all Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs until Monday, Aug. 15 during its annual program to combat teen inactivity and obesity. For more information and to pre-register a teen, visit lff.com/teen Parents Morning Out at Whole Foods Winter Park is from 8:3010 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Parents, join them every third Thursday at the front of the store to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, pastry and a free veminute massage, compliments of Take 5 Massage. Trinity Downtown will host its third annual Downtown BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on its campus at 123 E. Livingston St., Orlando. The end-of-summer event features a BBQ cook-off showcasing professional and amateur teams from the Central Florida area, as well as a Kids Play Zone and live entertainment. The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has story times for toddlers and preschoolers at 6 p.m. every Monday and 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Baby story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading Buddies is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call 407647-7700. MAITLAND PRESCRIPTION SHOPPE HAS MOVED! After 23 years in The Shoppes at Maitland we are pleased to announce we have moved to The Royal Plaza in Maitland, behind Jeremiahs Italian Ice and next to Subway at the corner of 17-92 and Horatio. We look forward to continuing to serve the people of Maitland and Winter Park with our great service and low prices. The owners and employees at the Maitland Prescription Shoppe look forward to seeing you at our new location145 S. Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751407-539-1110 17-92 Horatio AveJeremiahsMaitland Prescription Shoppe through the doors of Swoope Studios on Friday, friends called out her name as they rushed up to greet her. Having been absent on and off during the week because she wasnt feeling well, Marlie didnt want to miss the fun that Sandy Bonus Fine Arts Theatre/ Art Camp provides children like her: a week of fun, worry-free creative expression and a chance to just be a normal kid. She gets the opportunity to be herself and doesnt have to answer any questions about why she doesnt have hair or why she has scars, said Sarah Dodson, Marlies mother. She doesnt have to answer those questions, because everyones just like her.Putting on a showJoining 10 other campers local children with cancer, survivors of the disease and siblings Marlie braved the rain, and her returning cancer, to join her friends for the last night of B.A.S.E Camp American Childhood Cancer Organizations seventh annual fine arts camp in Maitland, created by Sandy Bonus and Day Gigliotti. In addition to creating memory books containing each childs short and long-term goals, as well as their creative drawings and statements, the campers produce and perform a play with puppets to culminate the weeks festivities. This years play, called Pepstory of a boy who is ashamed of a job he took that his father doesnt approve of so he could help his family. The whole week is really about feeling normal, having fun and learning some art terms, Bonus said of the camp that is our goals and show the kids how they should gravitate toward open doors, not closed ones. This years performance was a little different. Due to the rain, the show was moved inside where all of the volunteers, children and parents huddled together in the tight space of the studio to listen to the pre-recorded audio of the play, as campers chowed down on desserts. ter voice came on, the camper smiled and laughed and raised her hand to acknowledge who was speaking. Providing constant support inspires the kids to overcome challenges, Bonus said. It all ends happy. The whole week is about the process, not the pressure on them. The fact that we got rained out made it all the more exciting to the kids. B.A.S.E Camp, which stands for Believe, Achieve, Support and Educate, recently joined forces with the American Childhood Cancer Organization. The Maitland camp is just one of more than 23 programs that B.A.S.E Camp, in operation for 29 years, offers. Providing meals, money, donations and support groups are among the countless others. Everything we do is a diversion, said Terri Jones, founder and president of B.A.S.E Camp. on the good in their lives, not the bad. In the past, funding the fine arts camp came from Gigliotti and Bonus pockets, but this year more than $1,000 was raised through private donations and the selling of ad space in a program for the production.Touching livesDiagnosed when she was 3, Marlie came out of her two-year remission three weeks ago when she went in for her three-month routine MRI. She is diagnosed with pineoblastoma, a rare, malignant brain tumor. For her mom, B.A.S.E Camp means the world to them now and always. B.A.S.E Camp is our support system, absolutely, Dodson said. Not only do they help us financially, but they have these events This is Marlies family. This is her cancer family. For more photos from Fridays event, visit wpmobserver. comPHOTO BY CARMEN CARROQUINO THE OBSERVERCancer survivor Jayda Payne, 11, poses with her marionette puppet, which she created at the Maitland arts camp. CARMEN CARROQUINO Observer StaffThe art of surviving Learn moreB.A.S.E Camp is holding its 1st Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. at Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For more information on this event, as well as how to get involved with B.A.S.E Camp, visit www.basecamp.org Popcorn Flicks in Central Park

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 13 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Proving that Florida can be a great place to live in the late summer, the Cirque du ney is offering a very special $50 ticket price for Florida residents now through Oct. 29. Beginning as a group of 20 street has grown into a huge entertainment corporation with 5,000 employees from more than 50 countries. More than 8 milour Central Florida production of Cirque du Soleil. The show features high wire and flying trapeze acts, amazing gymnasts and other acts of coordination and strength in a unique story format. The music is created with its own language and features the artistry of Central visit cirquedusoleil.com/lanouba Celebrity impersonators in Orlando into a bar and run into Elvis Presley, Turner? It could happen if you find Vista Resort (formerly the Grosvenor) at when the public is invited to attend the 2011 showcases of the Annual Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators, where 100 professional impersonators appear on stage and perform for two days of showcases. Each day features different stars, with each of the unique talents putting their best foot forward for talent agents from across the country. These professional entertainers are booked at corporate events, festivals, casinos, cruise ships and night clubs son have produced the convention since Daily Buzz and many other TV shows. It is currently featured in a documentary called Just About Famous, which is winning awards at film festivals across the country. Most importantly, the individual performances run the gamut from inventive to amazing and always fun. Visit sunburstconvention.com or call The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) Its a musical and its a satire on musicals Park Playhouse. No one handles the combination of music and satirical comedy better than the wacky crew at the of Musicals is a not-to-be-missed performance. Scheduled from Aug. 19 28 and Sept. 9-17, The Musical is presented in five acts, each of which is a short musical taking satirical shots at the style of a famous composer. Corn! Corn!, in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein, takes place in Kansas in August. (I know youre beginning to get the the work of Stephen Sondheim, set in a New York apartment building full of neurotics. Dear Abby parodies the work of Jerry Herman, (think Mame and Hello, Dolly!) in which Aunt Abby is an unconventional Manhattan socialite. Aspects of Juanita is a popopera including a phantom character nally, Speakeasy (as in Chicago and Cabaret) takes us to Chicago, where for some reason half the characters are German! Speakeasy parodies the work of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The incredibly talented cast includes Natalie and Kate ONeal actors graced with great voices and a gift for funny, all of which makes this production a non-stop winterparkplayhouse.org JoshGarrick Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne 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.WHO ISGARRICK >Cirque offers special price to Florida residents Sara Sally King Brakmann, 81, of Orlando, precious wife, mother, and friend entered eternity with her Savior on Sunday, July 31, 2011. She was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando. She was born March 27, 1930 in Okolona, Miss., to Florence and Albert King. She was one of four children and was baptized and raised in the protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, and is survived by a brother, Charlie King of Egypt, Mississippi. Sally was the beloved wife and best friend of Henry Edward Bud with whom she shared more than 53 wonderful years. They were married in the First Methodist Church in Okolona, Miss. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a degree in Elementary Education and her career took her to Winter Haven, Fla., where she met her husband, Bud. They married three years later following his discharge from the Air Force. Orlando became their home in 1961, and her career became that of homemaker. She was busy in the lives and interests of her children, and until 2003 was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. She faithfully served in many capacities, including the Board of Deacons, Women of the Church, shut in visitation and as an afterschool mentor for inner city children. For many years she was a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, and most recently, a volunteer with IDignity. Through her faithful and loving service, she made a difference in the lives of many people. She lived a life of service to her family, friends, church and community. She treasured her many friendships and enjoyed her participation in The Rosalind Club of Orlando, the College Park luncheon group, Happy Talk, and the Lake Adair Garden Club. She also loved to travel, and after her husbands retirement, they enjoyed many years of travel, often in the company of dear friends. While Sally had many passions, none compared to her love for her Lord. Her faithful resolve was evident throughout her life as she fought the good ght, nished the race and now enjoys the sweet fellowship of Heaven. Sally is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Bud, and her children and their spouses, Kathy and Steve Daniel (Winter Haven) and Ed and Kim Brakmann (Orlando). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert Brakmann Daniel, Sara Elizabeth Brakmann, Charlotte Kate Brakmann, Steven Brakmann Daniel, and Emily Kathryn Daniel. She will also be remembered and missed by many who knew her as Dee Dee and Aunt Sally. Sally loved the worship service at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. A memorial service was held Aug. 6. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to IDignity, 424 E. Central Blvd. #199, Orlando, FL 32801. Gloria M. Zayas, age 85, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 in Winter Park, Fla. She was born in 1926 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Gloria was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Houston, Texas, and recently relocated to Apopka, Fla., to be near family. She is preceded in death by her son Ismael Zayas Jr. Gloria is survived by her loving husband, Ismael Zayas, three daughters: Gloria Sanchez, Aida M. Rodriguez and Edna M. Zayas; two siblings: Raul and Ana Medero; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A memorial was held Aug. 10. Mavis L. Klein, 71, of Maitland, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Mavis was born in Oakland, Calif., to Morrel and Anna Mae (Davis) Reed. She is survived by her daughter Tracy Wild of Maitland. Memorial services were held Aug. 10 at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, East Altamonte Chapel. Linda Schwab, 53, of Oviedo, Fla., died on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Linda is survived by her three children, Michael, Sean, and Caitlin, her sister and brothers Lisa, Ed and Buddy and husband, Joe. Those wishing to pay their respects to Linda may do so on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 501 East Mitchell Hammock Road. Family visitation is from 4-5 p.m., and friends visitation is from 5-7 p.m., followed by a short ceremony for Linda at 7 p.m. She will be sorely missed by her family, her friends and those whom she touched throughout her live and her career as an RN. Linda grew up in Louisville, Ky., with her family and friends. Most of her working life was spent in health care. She worked as an EMT for Jefferson County in Kentucky and then decided to become an RN. She received her Bachelors of Science in nursing degree from Spaulding University in Louisville. After graduation, she began her nursing career in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit and childrens ER at the Louisville childrens hospital. Linda continued her nursing career throughout her moves in Louisville, Monterey, Calif., Orlando, Valrico and nally Oviedo. She worked in many positions as a nurse but enjoyed her time in the emergency room and as a Hospice nurse (Tampa and Orlando) the most. She had an unbelievable capacity for compassion and driving desire to help those in need. Her hospice patients and families whom she touched; her friends and neighbors who knew her; and most importantly her family will miss her greatly. Even in death, Linda was able to continue to express her giving to other as an organ donor. Because of Linda, two additional lives will continue due to receipt of her donated kidneys.Obituaries To submit an obituary for publication, e-mail obit@observernewspapers.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday for Thursdays issue. 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN THE TRIP Fri-Sun 3:30PM, 6:30PM, 9:30PM Mon-Thu 6:30PM, 9:30PM TROLLHUNTER Fri & Sat 11:59PM Saturday Matinee Classics THE GODFATHER Sat 11AM $5 Florida Shorts Showcase FilmSlam Sun 1PM

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 14 Winter Park / Maitland Observer I recently began as a vender at the Audubon Park Community Market (APCM). This neighborhood-based market is a unique variation from the standard model of a suburban farmers market. A neighborhoods market distinctively personifies the communitys version of the local food experience. Many of these markets are open on weekday evenings, present live music, offer craft beers and other beverages, provide dinner from food trucks, support unique artisans and bring neighbors together. The APCM, at the corner of Corin Orlando, sets up Monday evenings Coffee parking lot. All vendors are local. Managed by Gabriel Othon with her husband, Michael, the evenings serious business is rendered efficiently into the background. Each vendor jealously values his or her little piece of real estate while joyously interacting with all the other businesses and customers. The evening time slot is a pleasant twist to the typical Saturday morning schedule. Visitors can drop by after work to unwind and casually stroll about the stalls. Stop and chat with other guests and enjoy the food, music and fun too bad the fun only lasts four hours a week! I begin setting up my booth on the hot parking lot around 5 p.m. The technology of pop-up canopies has become universally practical. Display tables arranged in an open horseshoe are to welcome guests into my booth. My ever-present bar stools are an invitation to linger. The local nature of this institution (only 30 minutes from my garden in Oviedo) allows many unintended adventures to occur. Several APCM patrons have already managed an adventure to visit Sundew Gardens to check out our merous clubs meet on Monday evenings and drop by the market afterward. Tie in the Homegrown Coop as a delivered source for my harvested produce and the interactions become exponential. Harvesting crops based on speculation has always been a problem, so I primarily bring seedlings to fully grown nursery plants. The transplants I bring are for us, not a continental generic mismatch. Meeting with so many of you to discuss the full spectrum of food crops, from gardening to cooking and eating, keeps the conversations steadily alive all evening. And if my products dont sell, I bring them back to the homestead and grow them even bigger for next week. Opinion/Editorial Letters to the Editor Dreaming of a red ChristmasSocial democracy not the answer and the economic redline published ists attempting to express their opinions without really understanding how the economy works. First of all, we grew out of the Dethe 1930s. Secondly, there are no real cuts in this tions in the rate of growth of federal government expenditures. Thirdly, I recommend you research the percentage of total federal income taxes paid by the top 1 percent of taxpayers and even the top 5 percent. Almost 50 percent of citizens pay no federal income taxes and many receive refundable tax credits that refund most if not all of the payroll taxes they pay. Current tax total receipts are down due to the economic downturn. Adopt policies that foster real private sector economic growth and federal income tax receipts will increase. This country collected reand 2007 under current rates. Interesting too, those families who have $250,000 in taxable income are considered millionaires and billionaires. I dont think so. Jobs will be created when businesses are convinced of demand for their products and that the cost of salaries and governdecent return on investment. You, President Obama and his allies want this country to mirror the European social democracy model (government direction and intrusion) that features economic growth, high unemployment and lower standards of living for a far history of economic growth is due to our model of free market-directed capitalism. Bob Secrist Winter Park Finding a good home for opera nium) I appreciate the juxtaposition of liberal-leaning Chris Jepson and ardent page in the weekly Observer. Makes it easy to read both. I really enjoy reading Mr. Roneys musings of his past exploits in the world of music, and I like Chris Jepsons still-expanding views of the world, based on extensive reading. Both contribute much to the Observer. I have expressed myself, on occasion, to Mr. Jepson. He has always been gallant in his replies. Now, it is time to express myself to Mr. Roney. I moved to exact) from Houston, Texas. Orlandos growth reminds me a lot of Houstons during my sojourn there. It was excitbuildings designed by architects known worldwide, accompanied by an awakening of the value and essence of the arts by the community. That is what I expect of Orlando in watching it go through similar growing pains. I, too, am an opera lover and did have season tickets to Orlandos opera, as I had to Houstons. However, as Im sure Mr. Roney knows, the Bob Carr was not suited to opera. I think the city fathers were right in restoring it for the use of theatrical productions (The building probably would have been demolished in Houston), and I expect opera to return to Orlando when Orlando has properly prepared for it, as in the new facility under construction. I look forward to once again attending operatic performances in the new hall. I fully expect to see Mr. Roney there, too, God willing for both of us. (Judging by his date of graduation from Harvard, he and Gods benevolence.) Re: Mr. Roneys musings on Presidential change, I question every one of his declarations. Nuff said.Joyce Van Denburgh Doty Cornell and Formerly of Winter Park, newly of Bay HillPlanned giving: the panacea for a charitys woes tions to charities have decreased and fundraisers are scrambling to meet the budgetary needs of their agencies. Most charities depend on their annual campaigns, grants and special events to meet in the number of donors, coupled with a decrease in the quality of the donations, it has become very challenging to raise the funds needed for operating expensPlease see LETTERS Next Page Neighborhood farmers marketsIf your holidays arent as bright in a few months as they were last year, thank the political game of chicken that played out whether it would be OK to ruin America financially this summer. Think back to the head-on tractor showdown from Footloose and you get the picture. The Republicans were driving one tractor, the Democrats the other. But instead of just risking clanging steel, imagine all of the American people standing in the middle. Sure one side swerved (rather wide) before Congress could wreck and cripple us, but it turns out that one of Americas credit rating agencies thought the idea of toying with America defaulting on its debts, even briefly, was stupid enough. Standard and Poors Ratings Services didnt like the idea of political intransigence putting the entire country at risk for default, so it levied its own punishment. But the American people get to feel the effects a lot more than the people who tried to wreck our nations economy for the sake of cutting government programs during a recession. A six-figure congressional salary is a lot more capable of cushioning that blow than a shrinking (or non-existent) working mans paycheck, especially come Christmastime. And its even worse for those whove been living off credit cards to stave off ruin. If your credit rating isnt looking too friendly right now, hey, at least its not as bad as Americas. At least thats how it would seem after the S&P downgrade sent shockwaves across the globe on Aug. 5. But thats the funny thing about S&Ps downgrading of Americas debt rating from AAA to AA-plus its still far better than the average Americans. But when the avalanche of cascading affects play out across the countrys financial landscape, its those average Americans already-bad credit that may suffer the most. Interest rates are already being projected to rise on consumer credit, which means that those who need credit most to buy even the simple things in this depressed economy, down to basic needs will pay more for it in the end, regardless of whether theyve always paid their bills on time. And that interest hike wont just harder to get than any time in the last 15 years, more and more small business owners are using credit cards to finance the next big expansion or just to stay afloat while the economy very slowly recovers. So come the holidays, your favorite stores may not be open any more, if you can even afford to shop there. The bottom line will be tougher times ahead for average Americans, thanks to a political game that bet Americans quality of life and lost. Absent some so far unspoken measure to hold off the ripple effect from the credit downgrade, things arent looking positive for the near term. But some forecasters are at least trying to paint a clearer picture of how dire the situation could be. com told Time magazine last week that interest rates could rise 2 to 3 percent by the holidays. Congress says Merry Christmas. Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yours Learn moreRaising Chickens in Central Florida workshop is 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Sundew Gardens, 2212 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, 32765. This two-hour event costs $20 ($5 discount for Simple Living members or Sundew Harvest Gardeners). Class size is limited, so a RSVP is required to Sundewgardens@ gmail.com or 407-430-2178.Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO ISCAREY >

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Page 15 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Sooner or later you get to the point where you cant refer to yourself any longer as middle aged like 90. On reaching my 90th birthday, I am happy even amazed that I dodged all the temptations that could have made an earlier day my last day. warship, on the autobahn in a speeding Porsche or in more embarrassing circumstances that I shall not discuss doesnt tell the story at all. I think back over myriad decisions that were forks in a long road and of the things that made all the difference not always right but, fortunately, not always wrong. Others will surely recognize the truth in my statement that every day is a chance for unexpected things both good and bad to sweep in from the wings and set the stage for ones own quixotic histrionics. Nothing is ever what one expects, and thats more often fortunate than unfortunate, unless your expectations come from an exalted opinion of your own self. My daughter, visiting us from Connecticut, tells me heatedly that my Magazine. Impossible! I say. Then she shows me an ancient photo of the local high school football team in 1937. There I am, sitting on the ground with the football between my feet as center of a team of lads 17 and 18! My first thought is, How many of them are alive today? All the ones whom I kept up with through the years have died, and I dont know any of those who may be left. My daughters visit is a constant reminder that she is no longer in school anywhere, and that she has a son who will soon be 30! People dont change times do! My b.w. arranges two beautiful dinner parties when wee-daughter is here, proving once again that she is the irreplaceable keystone in the arch of my extended happy life. must enjoy and treasure the precious moments. Now back in the town where I was raised, after a lifetime in New York and Europe, I recall riding my bike on when I was in grammar school and high school. The bricks in the little side streets are probably unchanged, but the legs that pedaled on them have slowed down and are heavy with years. enjoy an active present and spend little thought on the checkered past. Football games, Harvard years, Navy ships in the South Pacific and operas sung on both sides of the Atlantic are as unobtrusive in my mind as my b.w., and I buy groceries, entertain friends and look out on our peaceful little lake. Most of us try to sum up our earthly existence as something of special meaning and importance, seeing ourselves as the stars of some unique mundane drama. In the end, we realize that the plot has been largely happenstance and that other actors are standing in the wings waiting to replace us. The wisdom of living a day at a time is inarguable. A good day is all there is all youre going to get. Doing everything possible to make it good is the trick. Good luck! According to the National Retail Federation, consumers throughout Florida and across the country plan to rein in back-to-school spending this year decreasing the amount they spend on clothes and supplies. From backpacks to lunchboxes to calculators, the items can quickly add up, putting a dent in the familys bank account. Here are a few tips to keep your spending under control. 1. Set a budget and prioritize. Before you set foot in a store, take inventory around the house to see what supplies you already have and determine how much youre able to spend on new items. 2. Take advantage of the Florida sales period, no sales tax will be collected on most clothing, footwear and accessories selling for less than $75, or on school supplies less than $15. Go to http://dor. myflorida.com/dor/gta.html for more details. flashy, more expensive items can quickly send your total spiraling out of control. Stick to the basics on your list. times, materials on teachers lists arent needed the first week of school. If you can wait a week or two, some of these supplies may be marked down. 5. Clip coupons and join reward programs. Coupon clipping can trim away extra expense. Rewards programs might also be worth it, depending on the store. But make sure you know whether youre signing up for a credit card or just a customer incentive program. big bucks on expensive new items like musical instruments or sports equipment (which your child might quickly lose interest in), consider renting or buying used items. 7. Prioritize needs versus wants. Although that new computer may be on sale, do you really need it? If money is tight, dont shop sales shop prices. Also, share the decision-making process with the whole family. Its never too soon to learn how to manage a budget. 8. Evaluate online vs. in-store totals. Shopping online can save money, time and gas. Just make sure to look at the total amount before checking out. Additional fees, shipping costs and other expenses might outweigh the benefit. 9. Monitor prices. Ask about sales adjustments and watch prices after your purchase. Many retailers will honor the discounted amount and provide a refund or credit within a certain timeframe. 10. Check receipts. Inspect sales receipts before leaving the store to ensure your total is correct. Your coupon-clipping doesnt count if discounts arent applied correctly. Being mindful of every dollar can add up to big savings in the check-out line. And for many Central Florida families that is more important than ever. If youre able to help provide school supplies for children whose families cant, stop by any Fifth Third Bank location to contribute to our school supply drive. Editorial Cartoon LouisRoney HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)WHO ISRONEY > The real story CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGELETTERS | es. Planned giving appears to be a panacea. Agencies with large, unrestricted endowment funds are better equipped to handle tough economic times. It takes time and special skills to develop a planned agencies have a planned giving program on their websites and in their brochures, few feel that they have optimized their planned giving efforts. Marina Nice will address this topic at the monthly meeting of the Association of Fundraising day, Aug. 17 at the Rachel D. Networking will begin at 11:15 a.m. followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the program a.m. The price for members is one who does business with the Marina Nice is the Senior VP Client Advisor for SunTrust Bank, Central Florida. Prior to as Regional Fiduciary Services Manager for SunTrust in its Central Florida market. Marina practiced law in Central Florida before becoming a charitable gift for several charitable organizations over the last 17 years. She is a recognized speaker and teaches courses at Rollins Colleges Philanthropy and to professionals involved in planned giving roles with many charitable organizations. To register for the luncheon, visit tinyurl.com/afpcharitablegivingNancy Ludin Publicity Chair, Association of Fundraising Professionals Have an opinion?Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.comBack to school budget LEO GONZALEZ Guest WriterChris Jepson is off this week. His column will return next week. King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 8, 2011

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