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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title: Winter Park Maitland observer
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication: Winter Park FL
Publication Date: 09-29-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 2 Winter Park / Maitland Observer gymnasium with a basketball and volleyand a community garden. We created it to feel like a community center versus just a big gym or building. We wanted it to feel like it is a part of the comHealthy livingThe Winter Park Health Foundation partnered with the city to build the new community center. The foundation provided a grant to fund programs and also plans to provide more healthy choices in vending machines and during catered events. is very excited about the new asset to the community. She said the foundation is interested in the opportunity to help educate people about deciding on a healthy life. I think it exceeded everyones expectavelopment Advisory Board. This is going to provide our residents with opportunities we have never been able to provide before. Our Town(407) 366-8696 Fax (407) 359-2118 P.O. Box 4548 Winter Park, FL 32793Insertions in editions and months as shown:____Waterford Lakes ____College Park/Orlando ____Winter Park/Maitland ____Sweetwater/Heathrow ____Tuscawilla/Winter Springs ____Oviedo ____Baldwin Park/E. Winter ParkPlease initial your agreement with the following:____ I approve this ad to appear in Our Town as shown here OR ____ I approve this ad with minor changes as clearly marked (How many changes are marked? _____) ____ Phone number and address are correct I understand that payment for this ad is due per initial agreement.Signed ____________________________________We appreciate your prompt response, as our deadline is approaching.*Colors represented on this proof may not be an exact match of the colors produced when printed on our offset press.X OCT 2009 407-644-7760 www.yourlifetimeincome.comLet us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Let us help you! Call today! (407)-644-6646 www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comcall us or visitfor your personalized safe money reportInstead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Yields and ratings as of 09/26/2011. Availability, quantities, ratings and prices for offerings are subject to change. Moodys, Obliranks in the higher end of its generic rating category.T.E.Y. is based on 35% federal income-tax bracket. Additional information is available upon request. Please consult your tax advisor. Income is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state. While the interest income is tax-free, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Wells Fargo Advisors is not a tax or legal advisor.Pembroke Pines Florida Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds. 5.00% coupon. Priced at 103.50. 4.75 yield to maturity. Maturing 12/01/2036. Callable starting 12/01/2016 at 100. Sinking fund starting 12/01/2032 at 100. Rated A1 by Moodys. Insured by AMBAC. Katherine SmithFinancial Advisor 275 S. New York Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 407-622-8997 katherine.a.smith1@wellsfargo.comTax-Exempt Florida Municipal BondsRyan WyattFinancial Advisor 275 S. New York Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 407-622-8150 ryan.wyatt@wellsfargo.com 4.23% 6.52%Yield to Maturity Taxable Equivalent Yield 0811-1550 8/11 CENTER | Space designed with community feel CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Learn moreOpen House The Winter Park Community Center Interactive Open House is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at 721 W. New England Ave. Call 407-599-3334 for more information.Lunch launches PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK OBSERVER STAFFEnzian Theaters Eden Bar unveiled new drinks and food on Wednesday, Sept. 21, for the debut of its new daily lunch menu. Pictured above are the crispy tuna and mango, front, and the wonton shrimp.

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 4 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Flash mobOn Saturday, Sept. 17, Studio K partnered with the BASE camp American Childhood Cancer Organization in a ash mob performance that took place outside of the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, prior to the So You Think You Can Dance show. Sundance at EnzianFor one night only, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival will be at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. As part of Sundance Film Festival USA, on the second Thursday of the Festival (Jan. 26), lmmakers will travel to nine cities to introduce and screen their lm and participate in a Q&A with the audience. The lm that will screen at each theatre will be announced in December. Visit SunDance.org/FestivalBatchelor emceesCommunity leader Dick Batchelor has signed on as emcee for the Evening in the Grove bene ting the Art & History Museums Maitland on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland. Classroom volunteersJunior Achievement of Central Florida needs business and community members in Orange and Seminole Counties to serve as classroom volunteers for students. For more information, contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-8982121 extension 30 or rwhitmire@jacentral .orgQuilt panels neededThe Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the musical, Quilt: A Musical Celebration, from Nov. 11-28, with a special performance on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. The theatre is accepting quilt panels from Central Floridians, made to honor friends and loved ones who have died from AIDS. Visit breakthroughtheatre.com for details.Help people nd jobsGoodwill Industries of Central Florida is calling for donations of new or gently used items. Sales from donated goods helps fund job training programs. These Centers provide employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges. Visit www.GoodwillCFL.org Send bulletin submissions to editor@observernewspapers.comCommunity Bulletin 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, Sept. 29, 2011 CONTACTSVolume 23, Issue Number 39PUBLISHER 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 classi eds@observernewspapers.com COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Padrick Brewer 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 INTERN Meisha Perrin OBITUARIES obit@observernewspapers.com Tennis prosWinter Park residents hit the courts Sept. 10 against internationally ranked tennis players and won as part of an exhibition, presented by Classic Audi, at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Racquet Club head teaching professionals John Bougon and Paulo Barros triumphed over ATP-ranked players Robert Kendrick, a Winter Park resident, and Alex Bogomolov Jr. in a seven-game proset with scores of 7-4. Pinwheels for peaceOn Sept. 21, Jewish Academy of Orlando of Maitland took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by planting pinwheels with messages of peace at the schools entrance. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers as a way for students to express their feelings about whats going on in the world and in their lives. Call 407-647-0713 or visit JewishAcademyOrlando.orgBusiness Briefs Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 The quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son DwightAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. The following have joined the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce since Sept. 7: Devcon Security Services Corp., Elite Signs & Graphics, Flagship Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Patrick McGinley, McKeever & Associates Inc., Orange Bank of Florida, Stted INTERIORS, Stirling/Sothebys International Realty, Tsunami Custom Printing and Waste Pro USA. Junior Achievement of Central Florida recently hired Philip Schwalb, a Baldwin Park resident, as director of development. Shaw Mechanical Services, LLC, of Orlando has added HVAC veteran Butch Neff as vice president of commercial construction. Full Sail University is proud to recognize Full Sail graduate Brad North on his win of a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award. Brad won for his work as a re-recording mixer on House. Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath and Gilchrist P.A. is pleased to announce that Tricia M. Wozniak has joined their of ce in Orlando. NAI Realvest recently negotiated a three-year lease renewal for 3,393 square feet of of ce space at 1025 Greenwood Lakes Blvd. in Lake Mary. Attorney Melody Lynch with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. was honored with the YLS Pro Bono Award presented by the Orange County Young Lawyers Division for her exemplary work as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Legal Aid Society during 2011. The summer 2011 graduating class for the professional and Saturday Rollins MBA programs has achieved an impressive employment rate. Ninetynine percent saw an average salary increase of $33,000. Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the rm once again ranked in the top 200 of this years InformationWeek 500, a listing of the nations most innovative users of business technology.

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Call 866.552.49712 WAYS to test-drive Prism:IN S TORE: ONLINE: seeprismtv.com175 East Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs 3030 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka 260 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont 1359 East Vine St., Kissimmee 3244 North John Young Pkwy., Kissimmee CNTL11-870C_10.15x9_r4.indd 1 9/22/11 4:37 PM a horrifying two-game nightmare sent them careening into October with a 2-2 record after botched plays cost them what could have been a perfect season. the numbers. more yardage than either of their opponents ball far more often. The results were devastating. We turned the ball and you just cant do but we didnt take advantage. quarterbacks Jeff Godfrey and Blake Bortles But then there was the goal line interception that ended the would-be tying UCF drive 70 yards after it started. through the third quarter on the strength of two Godfrey rushing touchdowns. But then there was the fourth quarter fumdown. for a win. But then there was the stalled third quarSpecial teams and offense failed the costly mistakes giving opposing teams excelhave hoped to hold. comeback is two weeks removed from their last loss. But itll be against one of their biggest rivals: Marshall. More good news for the big losses in a row in the past two weeks. But those were also big games for the Herd. one of them ending in the end zone. But in only punted twice in the game. theyve allowed 17 points or more this season. They kick off against the Herd at 7 p.m. road for two weeks. The Winter Park Wildcats are back in University on Saturday. The win puts the Wildcats at 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in the district. Parks new quarterback appears to have amassing more than 200 yards in the air in the process. Asiantii Woulards big air game kept the Wildcats constantly ahead of the Cats but never caught them after the lard connecting with star receiver Dvario to open things up. The Cougars did mount a comeback in the fourth quarter after the Wildcats had seemingly blown the game open. into the fourth quarter before the Cougars launched into two long touchdown fell short. The Wildcats head all the way to Patriots offense has proven tough to per game. EdgewaterThe Eagles are 2-1 after an ambitious start to the season. With two straight the Eagles are proving their defense is trumping offense. J.B. Woodman again struggled in the yards on 20 carries. Coming up next the Eagles head to theyll have a bye week in the meantime to recover. The Bears are 1-2 after their PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK OBSERVER STAFFAsiantii Woulard threw for four touchdowns against University on Saturday.Cats 2-2, Eagles 2-1ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer StaffKnights rest up for Herd

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 6 Winter Park / Maitland Observer reduced to almost a state of non-existence if only we could get people out of harms way through the concept of early warning. showing room for improvement. Why? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has suggested that millions of homes have smoke alarms that do not work because regular maintenance checks are not performed. The National Fire Protection Association has asserted similar suggestions when it reported that as many as 50 percent of homes across America have nonworking or missing smoke alarms. There are many reasons for the continumisconceptions about smoke alarms. Tolieve they will wake up automatically if they smell smoke and that simply is not the ing detected and produce toxic gases such as carbon monoxide that harm you as you sleep. Those products not only fail to wake posite cause deeper sleep. There are several different types of lutely in all environments. It is the desire of the Maitland Fire Rescue Department to play the role of advocate in our community by recommending that all of Maitlands residents partner with us and work toward being educated and proactive. to know some data from its residents. We would like you to send us information about your knowledge and experiences in you with training and educational information and perhaps even searching for other mechanisms that might provide funding so that we can make smoke alarms available to those in need. Please visit itsmymaitland.com to take be most happy to do so. We appreciate the opportunity to help you.Bart Wright, CFPS Assistant Chief/Administration Maitland Fire/Rescue DepartmentMaitland City Council Meeting of Sept. 26The Maitland City Council met on Sept. Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled CouncomSpecial Presentations tion WeekPublic Hearings 2011-2012 the Development Agreement for Uptown the States Preemption of Firearms RegulationsCRA DecisionAdopted the Community RedevelopDecision Items tion to Land Development Regulations of the Maitland City Code. tions to Chapter 7.5 Land Development Procedures of the Maitland City Code prove the Change Order Summary 2011-12 to the Fire Station contract.Smoke alarms what you should know Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKERMAYOR Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting City Hall Commission Chambers located at Mayors reportA presentation of Green Local GovernWinter Park Beautiful annual awards were made congratulating the citys initiatives and accomplishments as it continues to pursue becoming a green local government and city.Action items requiring discussionThe Notice of Disposal proposals for W. Morse Blvd. were presented and staff was authorized to enter negotiations with CNL/Progress Point LLC for purposes of exchanging the Progress Point property Building property plus the additional compensation discussed at the meeting.Budget public hearingsSecond reading of the ordinance adopting the millage rate was approved. Second reading of the ordinance adoptapproved.Public hearingsThe resolution setting forth the citys intent to use the uniform ad valorem method of collection of a non-ad valorem assessment for properties abutting Dixie Parkway and Williams Drive was approved. The request of Rollins College to amend or revise a conditional-use approval to conwith conditions. The second reading of the ordinance requested by the city of Winter Park to amend and analysis component of the Comprehensive Plan was approved. The second reading of the ordinance so as to eliminate the twice-a-year limitation on amendments to the citys Comprehensive Plan substituting for the current amendment procedures was approved. The second reading of the ordinance to vacate and abandon a portion of the city Ave. was approved. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHTCITY MANAGER Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator Are you living with Heart Failure?Local cardiologists are conducting a research study for heart failure patients. The study is a comparison of two prescription medications. You may qualify to participate in this study if you meet all study criteria, including but not limited to: You have chronic heart failure You are taking several heart failure medications You have been in the hospital because of heart failure in the past year If you qualify for this research study: Your research study medications will be given to you at no cost Any research procedure or research assessment will be provided at no cost to you A modest stipend is available to assist you in covering your travel expenses For more information, call the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Research Department at (407) 303-7556 or email Carol Stastny

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 7 Winter Park / Maitland Observer PICTURE A HEALTHIER YOUAt the Y, we are focused on improving the health and well-being of our community. Thats why we are devoted to you. Join the Y and register for our GET MOVING program by November 15th and well invest up to $200 toward your journey to a healthy lifestyle. For more information, contact:Start your journey to a healthy lifestyle. October 15 November 15, 2011WINTER PARK YMCA 1201 N. Lakemont Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 | 407 644 1509 Visit ymcacentralflorida.com Broker David Winters from competing developer Pollack Partners objected to what he said was a quick decision from the Comin appraisal value that may be as broad as $1 million. Im absolutely amazed and somewhat concerned by the acily youre ready to accept a poor piece of property in exchange for Winters said. I cant understand that this Commission is moving so quickly. It doesnt make economic sense. said the city could afford to wait rather than rushing into a deal with CNL. I think you can argue that ledge said. If it turns out our plan is not very viable and not very inwith CNL. Im not sure you got the best price. But CNLs Paul Ellis said that the city could risk waiting even longer. have to realize the economic rechance youre going to be hanging onto this property for some time. Pollack had been in discussions to possibly work on a joint deal beThough no plan was announced at Theres an opportunity to do a The proposed new use for the ing site would be to demolish the unusual X-shaped building and building in its place. But details remain to be worked out between the city and CNL. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Chapin said he applauded the city for Commission to avoid being too critical of whatever deal emerges. said. Dont love this opportunity every single part of this project. Bradley said that the deal isnt cess is still wide open. he said. Were not closing negotiations.Budget passesJust days before a cut-off that would have seen the governor reigning in budget control over That includes a 2.5 percent pay raise for more than 500 city emFrankly the 2.5 percent increase is well-deserved and long He also applauded the city government for maintaining a balnomic times. I think the city has shown some incredible leadership over Weve been through an incredibly tough time.BUILDING | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 8 Winter Park / Maitland ObserverFRIDAYSecond Harvest Food Bank of Central Floridas Portraits of Hunger competition showcase party is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Enzians Eden Bar, 1300 S. Orlando Ave. The 35th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival Art Under The Stars, presented by the Maitland Rotary, will take place at Lake Lily Park daily from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Visit MaitlandRotaryArtFestival.comSATURDAYWinter Parks new community center located on 721 W. New England Ave. will host an interactive open house on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its also the grand opening of NRG-Dance Studios LLC in the center. Visit NRG-DanceStudios.weebly.com The German-American Societys Annual Oktoberfest celebrations are from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. Call 407834-0574 for more information.SUNDAYThe American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, 4490 N. Goldenrod Road, will host a formal commissioning ceremony of its Centurion Battalion, United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Unit, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. The Central Florida Watercolor Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Marvel Building at the Art and History Museums Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Visit CentralFloridaWaterColor.org A Turning point for the Middle East and the World by Eliot Spitzer and Alan Dershowitz will be broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 6:45 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom, 600 Concourse Parkway S. Tickets are $15.MONDAYOn Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. the University Club of Winter Park will be hosting a one-hour line dance lesson. Call 407-644-6149 or visit UniversityClubWinterPark.org On Monday, Oct. 3, the Orlando Philharmonic presents The Great Arrangers at 7 p.m. in the Margeson Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E Rollins St. Call 407770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.orgTUESDAYThe Tar ower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Experience Peace & Balance in the Gardens: Six sessions of meditation will be offered Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. from Oct. 4. to Nov. 8 in The Polasek gardens. Call 407-6476294 or email info@polasek.orgWEDNESDAYFree trivial pursuit games will be held on the rst and third Wednesday of each month (Oct. 5 and Oct. 19) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at University Club of Winter Park. Call 407-8103611 or email ckulmann@gmail.comOCT. 6The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St. Visit ocrea.org or call 407-677-0446. The opening of the Learning & Cultural Center at the Maitland Public Library is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 501 S. Maitland Ave. RSVP to Sean at 407-647-7700.ONGOINGThe Florida Artist Group Exhibition runs through Nov. 6 in the Maitland Art Center Gallery, 231 W. Packwood Ave., and in the Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Ave. The Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department will be offering seasonal u shots on Friday, Oct. 7, through November, from 8 a.m. to noon at Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave., and Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave. Call 407-599-3613. The Adult Literacy League is now offering free classes to adult learners who are eager to learn how to manage money, nd a job and retain employment. For more information, call Paola Lopez at 407-422-1540. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Calendar For more information, visit winterpark.org or call 407.644.8281PARK AVENUE WI NTER P ARK Please see participating stores for details. THIS WEEKEND ONLY: October 6th 9thPark Avenue stores offering merchandise from 50-75% O FF Recapture Your Sexual Vitality Get frank answers to your questions on the aects of aging on your sexuality and vitality.Testosterone Lab Work and Initial Visit for $95. (A $350 Value.)407-894-9959 Call today for a risk-free appointment: Rotary Art Festival

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 9 Winter Park / Maitland Observertreme sports fans bring their skateboards, bikes and motorcycles. It helps them be natural, he said. But it takes more than that to get the candid in the moment shots they are after. Each of their three photographers spent 12 weeks training and learning the Venture way in the United Kingdom earlier this year. The biggest skill set they need to learn is to have people forget theyre in front of the camera, Westlake said. Anna Elias, of Orlando, visited Venture Photography after they initially opened in mid-August for pictures of herself, her husband and their 8-year-old daughter. Her daughter brought her favorite stuffed animals and pens, markers and paper to draw on, while she and her husband also decided to do a play on their artistic side, bringing their own cameras to play around with during the hour-long photo shoot. It made the pictures very real, and I loved that, Elias said. The smiles, even of my 8-year-old, are real and fun, and the joy that they captured on our faces together was just perfect.Making new businessVenture Photography isnt the only new business in town. Dori Debord, director of Winter Park Economic Development, said new openings have bumped the downtown Park Avenue area of Winter Park to a vacancy rate of just less than 5 percent. The rest of Winter Park boasts a slightly higher vacancy rate, at 7-9 percent. Our downtown businesses have faired really well during these tough economic times, she said. Jay Rupert, the sales representative for the Park Avenue Area Association, said hes noticed downtown restaurants doing particularly well, while businesses like the areas high-end art galleries arent fairing quite as well. But he said, People are still going out and going to enjoy the few luxury things that they can. Foster and Westlake with Venture Photography feel that their modern portraits will fall into one of those luxuries still afforded. We want people to feel like with our pictures theyre investing in a piece of art with them in it, Westlake said. Stiff, posed, run-of-the-mill family portraits are out, and vibrant, modern, candid captured moments are in. Thats according to Pete Westlake and Johnny Foster of the newly opened Venture Photography studio in Hannibal Square. We ask people what theyre trying to say with their photos, Westlake said, then we do our best to take pictures of who they are, not what they look like. The Winter Park location, which held its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 10, is the British photography izing Americas family portraits. Were trying to convince people to see their pictures as pieces of art, not just family portraits, Foster said.All about youAt the Venture studio youre not going to be given any fake plants to pose next to, faux-marble pillars to lean on in posed thought, or duct tape Xs to stand on. Instead, for your session, Westlake said, the photogall-white background on which each shoot takes place. Westlake said. From your pet to your motorcycle, he said, Venture Photography encourages its customers to bring in whatever they feel captures who they are. Gardeners bring soil, artists bring paint, and ex-Lifestyles Grand Opening Party & Registration Day! Saturday, October 1st10AM-2PMVisit our webpage for more info!www.NRG-DanceStudios.weebly.com Dancers Ages 2 & Up!Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-hop, & Expressive Dance Winter Park Community Center721 West New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792Call: (407) 519-0477 FREE NRG-Dance Studios T-shirt and NO registration fee for the first 75 dancers to enroll! Where students transform into dancers!Meet the owner Nichole Genchi ...B.A. Dance from FIU Over 10 Years Teaching Former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (NFL) & Panthers Ice Dancer (NHL) 32789 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERPete Westlake, left, and Johnny Foster have opened Venture Photography in Hannibal Square.Youre the artSARAH WILSON Observer Staff Learn moreFor more information on Venture Photography, to book a session or see samples of their work, call 321-397-9460 or visit http:// www.venturephotography.com/ uk/studios/orlando Want to spice up more than your family portraits? Check out these other newly opened spots in downtown Winter Park:Bay Hill Jewelers 216 N. Park Ave. Suite J 321-442-0948 Cocina 214 151 E. Welbourne Ave. 407-790-7997 iLashWorks 290 N. Park Ave. 407-622-0226 Kilwins 122 N. Park Ave. 407-622-6292 La Belle Intimates 411 W. New England Ave. 407-790-7820Venture Photography seeks to modernize the family portrait

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 10 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Dog owners can help wash away cancer, one scrubbing bubble at a time, at the annual Baldwin Bark & Meow Supply Charity Dog Wash on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Village Center and along New Broad Street. The event, in its third year, and its mission, to bring awareness to pediatric cancer and give back to those who help the children battling the disease, are personal for Ashley Liguori and her mom, Connie Mathews. The co-owners of Baldwin Bark had to watch helplessly as Tatum, the daughter of close friends Brad and Melissa Cempella, battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Tatum was a happy, playful 2-year-old when she was diagnosed. She underwent chemotherapy for 28 months, and is now a healthy 5-year-old in remission. The experience not only changed Tatums parents, but also the lives of their friends, who knew they the Cempella family. In September 2009, with the help of friends and family, Ashley and Connie organized the lucky canines. The simple event has grown into a full day of great activities, not just for dogs and their owners. There will be plenty of fun for children and their families. D.J. Gonzo will emcee the day and there will also be live music, including Orlandos own Ron Irizarry. And back by popular demand, the famous Mr. Richard will be playing a set from 2:15-3:15 p.m. A wide variety of food vendors will be available this year, including Paddy Murphys, Colibri, Monsta Lobsta and Kalbi Hau5 of Orlandos food trucks, 4 Rivers Smokehouse and Delish Frozen Yogurt. Pet and non-pet related vendors will have booths displaying their wares, and Playground magazine is bringing a bounce house and train rides to delight the kids. The Big Red bus will be accepting blood donations (which cer) and Kids Beating Cancer will be performing screenings for the bone marrow registry. In the middle of it all is a giant dog wash. Dog owners can customize their pets spaw experiences, including Spa Diggity dog scrubs and blow drys, blueberry facials, manis & pawdis, as well as massages and aromatherapy treatments. Suggested donations range from $25 to $35. Advance reservations are strongly recommended for dog wash appointments. Kids Beating Cancer, an organization that reaches out to children currently in treatment and focuses on registering people for the National Bone Marrow List. They also assist children who are receiving bone marrow transplants. FamilyCalendar Bring the whole family and enjoy carnival games, giant in atables, rides, music, face painting, contests, food and more at Orangewood Christian Schools annual community family fun day, Friday, Sept. 30, from 3-8 p.m. at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. For details, call 407-339-0223 or visit www.orangewoodchristian.org The Test the Waters Fishing Tournament is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8-11 a.m., at Lake Island Park located at 455 S. Denning Drive. Children of all ages are invited to participate. Bait, shing poles and snacks will be provided. The citys Parks & Recreation Department also guarantees that everyone will take home a sh. For more information, call 407599-3203 or visit www.cityofwinterpark.org Parenting magazine invites families out to the Winter Park Village on Saturday, Oct. 1, for an exciting day of health and tness at the Parentings Fit Generation 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival. The festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a chip-timed 5K race through the streets of downtown Winter Park for serious runners, while those with little ones can participate on the same course at 8:05 a.m. for the un-timed 5K Stroller Roll. The nal races of the day will be held on a special course within the Winter Park Village at 9 a.m. for a Kids Fun Run and Diaper Dash for toddlers. Post-race festivities wrap up at noon. Visit FitGeneration.com The Juilliard School will be offering a special presentation for prospective students and families in Central Florida, titled Juilliard in Orlando. Representatives from dance, drama and music admissions will offer a program about applying and auditioning for Juilliard, followed by a question-andanswer session, on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Pre-registration is available at www.juilliard.edu UpStander Day, a day designed to make Central Florida aware of bullying, will be on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 3-5 p.m. at Lake Eola. For more information, visit www.holocaustedu.org Trinity Preparatory School will hold open houses on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 9:30-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 121:30 p.m. at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. RSVP at www. trinityprep.org/join-us or call 321.282.2515. The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700. Send submissions to editor@ observernewspapers.com Acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, Tongue/Pulse DiagnosisSpecialize in treating pain management and stress407-429-1066spectrumwellcare@gmail.com1298 Minnesota Ave. Suite A Winter Park 25% off your rst visit with this ad! Learn moreVisit www.BaldwinBark.com or nd the third annual Baldwin Bark Charity Dog Wash on Facebook.PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHNNY MATHEWSJoe Liguori, husband of Baldwin Bark co-owner Ashley Liguori, signed up to be the head scrubber again this year at the Baldwin Bark Charity Dog Wash on Oct. 8.Charity dog wash aims to scrub out cancer SHARI KING Observer Staff

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 11 Winter Park / Maitland Observer gala, the Maitland Art & History Museums will honor the accomplishments of Rep. John Mica with a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m., the dinner will be held at the Sheraton Orlando North at 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive in Maitland with proceeds grams for children and adults. Congressman Mica has done so much for this community and our tribute during dinner will be an opportunity for the community to thank him for his hard work and dedication, Executive Director Andrea Bailey Cox said. Balancing the political tone of the evening, Democratic spokesperson and tireless worker for childrens causes Dick Batchelor will be on-hand to serve as emcee for the gala. Tickets, sponsorships and a private cocktail reception with Mica are available. Contact Juliet at 407-539-2181 ext. 262 or visit www.artandhistory.orgIts a Bugs World The Orlando Science Center has opened its doors to a bug invasion as the museum hosts its new multi-sensory exhibit called Harrys Big Adventure: My Bug World! through Jan. 1. The exhibit surrounds visitors in the world of bugs and combines hands-on technology with creepy, crawly fun. Developed by Terminix and hosted by Harry, a praying mantis, My Bug World tours the living spaces of our ecosystems smallest contributors. Young guests get an opportunity to explore habitats such as a cropland, forest, swamp and even a house to see how insects impact their surroundings and human lives. The exhibit is very interactive, with 20 hands-on things to do. On weekends, the bug chef is on hand with food made from bugs. Yes, I even tasted a bug before writing this and Im here to tell the tale. Call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.orgMaitland Rotarys art festivalArt Under the Stars in Maitland, the only nighttime art festival in the state of Florida, will be held Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2, with artists booths (as well as food and entertainment) remaining open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. The all-volunteer event hosted by the Rotary Club of Maitland is free. Help support the work of more than 150 artists and enjoy the food and live entertainment, including a concert on the lawn by the Maitland Symphony Orchestra. Artists will receive more than $20,000 in prize money along with special awards presented to young artists from local schools. Its held at Lake Lily Park, on the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Maitland Avenue. Call 407-782-9714 or visit maitlandrotaryartfestival.comSing out, Louise!Throughout its long and distinguished history, The Juilliard School (at Lincoln Center in New York City) has maintained a commitment to providing quality education to talented young performing artists from around the world. Representatives from Juilliard are coming to Edgewater High School on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. with a presentation on how to apply to and audition for The Juilliard School. This is the event in Central Florida, and it is open to students, parents and high school teachers. With many successful Juilliard graduates coming from and working in the Central Florida area, this event seeks to identify and attract the most talented young performing artists from around the world, ations are not a deterrent to their enrollment. You can even take a virtual tour of the campus. Visit www.juilliard.edu or call 212-7995000.Orchestra and Voice Part II Playing from strength, maestro Christopher Wilkins of the Orlando Philharmonic likes to open his seasons with programs of orchestra and voice as witnessed by the superb Verdi/Puccini evening that recently opened the Orchestras Bob Carr season. The more intimate Focus Series will also feature orchestra and voice on Monday, Oct. 3, when the OPO presents The Great Arrangers orchestral arrangements of folk songs, dances and that series. Featuring the robust vocals of baritone James Brown III, the concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., in Orlando. Call 407-770-0071 or visit www. orlandophil.org JoshGarrick Save the date Maitland honors Rep. Mica 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 > Autumn Art FestivalWinter Park38th AnnualLearn more at www.autumnartfestival.com or call (407) 644-8281.Displays Featuring 150 Florida Artists Childrens Activities by Creald School of Art Live Entertainment Park Avenue Sidewalk Salebegins Oct. 6 presented by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9, 20119:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Central Park Downtown Winter Parksupported by: Poster Artist: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM SENNA Fri 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sat & Sun 4:15PM, 7PM, 9:45PM Mon Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM TUCKER & DALE VS. 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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 12 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Richard Colvin, curator for the Maitland Art Center says Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelsons artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed. Elizabeth's technique has evolved as a result of experimentation with hand-painted, hand-made and a wide variety of textured and patterned papers. Layering and weaving, pushing and pulling the colors, patterns, and values makes collage liken to music. She goes back and forth, alternating and overlapping until the rhythm creates something she loves. In her work she highlights the extraordinary within the ordinary, focusing on intense and vibrant colors combined with a sensibility of design. Her collages invite the viewer to look, and having looked, to linger. Enjoy the MUSIC sponsored by Performing Arts of M aitland at the16 piece S tage Band, 100 piece S ymphony Orchestra, 21 other M aitland M arket M usicians! Support the arts. Support PAM! find other FREE events @ PA M aitland.org got culture?ITS FREE!SE P TE M BER 30 OCT O BER 2, 2011 | L A KE LI L Y P A RK | M A IT LA ND, FLArt F E S TI VAL35thAnnual MA IT LA ND R O T A RY ITS FREE! ITS FREE! UNDER theST ARSArt Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson362 West Hornbeam Drive Longwood, Florida 32779 www.paperpaintings.com elizabeth@nelsoncreative.com 321-277-4553 works in collage ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Richard Colvin, curator for the Maitland Art Center says, Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelsons artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed. Nelsons Paper Paintings were featured in a solo exhibition at Maitland Art Center (September, 2010) called Exquisite Harmony. A First Place Winner in the category of collage for The Artists Magazine (2010), Nelson also received a Professional Development Grant from United Arts of Central Florida (her second) in 2010. This tremendously versatile Artist also currently plays the violin with the Maitland Symphony Orchestra, and works as a professional graphic designer. These other interests inspire all aspects of her creative mind and give her a unique perspective as a visual artist. On Mothers day of 2009 St. Hilaire Nelson completed her rst sprint distance triathlon, The Danskin Womens, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL with her sister. The following September she competed in the TREK Womens triathlon, and in 2010 she completed the Danskin a second time. Pushing herself further and faster, she ran her rst half marathon at Walt Disney World in October 2010. The goal for 2011? A full Olympic distance triathlon! Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, born and raised in New England, has lived in Central Florida for the past 17 years. She holds a B.F.A. in advertising design from Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York. St. Hilaire Nelson is a member of the National Collage Society and the Atlanta Collage Society and is represented nationally by the Grand Bohemian Gallery. For a portfolio, visit www.paperpaintings.com, for collage work in progress visit http://ElizabethStHilaireNelson.blogspot.com. You will always get a timely response via email at elizabeth@nelsoncreative.com. Featured poster artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson Bright House Networks Celebrates the34th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival www.c.brighthouse.com Bright House Networks Celebrates the34th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival www.c.brighthouse.com 5

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 13 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Enjoy the MUSIC sponsored by Performing Arts of M aitland at the16 piece S tage Band, 100 piece S ymphony Orchestra, 21 other M aitland M arket M usicians! Support the arts. Support PAM! find other FREE events @ PA M aitland.org got culture?ITS FREE!SE P TE M BER 30 OCT O BER 2, 2011 | L A KE LI L Y P A RK | M A IT LA ND, FLArt F E S TI VAL35thAnnual MA IT LA ND R O T A RY ITS FREE! ITS FREE! UNDER theST ARSArt The Maitland Rotary Art Festival is the only nighttime ne art show in Florida. With 150 artists, subtle live entertainment and sparkling lights, the evening hours create magical experiences for artists and patrons alike.Friday 6-10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. North StageFriday, Sept. 306:30 to 9:30 The Coons BrothersSaturday, Oct. 110:30 to noon Mike Petrovich 12:15 to 1:45 Kim Hightower & Kenny Karr 2:00 to 3:30 Kayonne Riley Downtown Duo 3:45 to 5:15 Dan Taylor 5:30 to 7:00 Lisa Firestone 7:15 to 8:30 Casey BrentsSunday, Oct. 210:30 to 11:30 Maitland String Quartet 11:45 to 1:15 Jim Allen 1:30 to 2:45 Mountain Brew 3:00 to 4:30 Lauren LesterEntertainment scheduleSouth StageFriday, Sept. 306:00 to 7:30 Davey Rocker's Barnyard Jam 8:00 to 9:30 Maitland Stage Band directed by Gary BlalockSaturday, Oct. 110:30 to 11:30 Orlando Brass Quintet 12:00 to 1:30 The Forefathers 2:00 to 3:30 Black & White 4:00 to 5:30 Dave Capp Project 6:00 to 7:30 Tom Evan (Minstrel) 8:00 to 9:30 Maitland Symphony Orchestra directed by Margaret PattenSunday, Oct. 210:00 to 11:15 Dan Jordan Trio 11:45 to 1:00 Bryce Layman Band 1:15 to 2:15 Fade to Plaid 2:45 to 4:15 Barnstorm QuartetCome out and enjoy original artwork and live music Under the Stars at Lake Lily Park!

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 14 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Madrid, Spain more than a million young people. City streets, restaurants and public transportation crowded with laughter, song, dance, prayer, silence, the Catholic faith. This is but a snapshot of World Youth Day 2011. World Youth Day, created in 1985 by blessed Pope John Paul II, is a grand festivity of faith celebrating the joy of the personal encounter of young people with Christ, gathered around his Vicar on earth, the Pope. (WYD 1 Pilgrims Guide 14). It takes place every two to three years in different cities around the world and is geared to 18to 39-year-olds. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI, so many young people are still ignorant of Gods love, or cant substitutes I wish that all the young people, both those who share our faith and those who hesitate, falter in belief or dont believe at all, could live this experience. (WYD 1 Pilgrims Guide 37,15). World Youth Day strengthens not only the participants but also the host city residents, as they witness the faith of the pilgrims. This August, I was blessed to join 60 other pilgrims from the Diocese of Orlando, including Bishop John Noonan, Fr. Miguel Gonzalez, Fr. Tim Daly, eight seminarians and many different lay people. This years theme was planted and (Colossians 2:7). I attended World Youth Day in Denver in 1993 as a college student, at which Pope John Paul II said, At this stage of history, the liberating message of the Gospel of life has been put into your hands. And the mission of proclaiming it to the ends of the earth is now passing to your generation, the young Church. Now a generation older, having experienced WYD 1 with todays young adults, I know that the Church is in good hands! Before World Youth Day started, we began our journey in Assisi and Rome, exploring sites of great historical and together as a Diocese in sacred sites including St. Mary of the Angels and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and the St. Joseph chapel of St. Peters Basilica in Rome. night in Rome, when we decided to gather for our night prayer at St. Peters Square instead of at the hotel chapel. As we began prayer, we spontaneously began singing praise and worship songs, and several bystanders joined us. We know that the Holy Spirit was with us and with the others in the Square that night, and we have affectionately dubbed that experience the Holy Flash Mob. This experience foreshadowed all the blessings that would bombard us once we arrived in Madrid! Madrid overwhelmed us with its atmosphere of celebration and connectedness. We participated together in the opening Mass, the Papal Welcome, Stations of the Cross and the Papal Mass, and in smaller catechesis (teaching) sessions and cultural activities in multiple languages. The million-plus pilgrims at World Youth Day came together from various backgrounds, united in celebration of our Catholic faith a faith that transcends gender, age, culture, economic status and language. May we each share the message of hope with those around us. Lori Seelhoff is parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park. Opinion/Editorial Fall into a new routineWorld Youth Day 2011: Firm in the faith Letters to the Editor Most people equate the New Year or the cusp of bathing suit season with getting back into shape. But in Florida, the start of the fall season is the perfect time to mix up a dusty exercise routine, as unpredictable afternoon showers and boiling temperatures taper off. Workout fanatics have been cooped up in the gym all summer long. Now, sible to ditch the treadmill and stuffy Feeling the burn outdoors has been ing out inside. A recent study published in Environmental Science and Techand nature provided not only physical The study found that compared with associated with greater feelings of revitalization, increased energy and positive engagement, together with decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression. Study participants also said they were more likely to stick to an outdoor exercise regimen than an indoor one. Exercising outside is also one of the most convenient ways to feel the burn. All thats really needed is a pair of running shoes and a sidewalk to create the option, bust out a jump rope or a pair of rollerblades. Introducing fresh air to a fun. Researchers at the University of Essex to be so powerful that it could be used to treat depression and mental illness. Outdoor walks were suggested to calm employees in stressful work environments and researchers even said outdoor activity could help youth offenders. The biggest effect was seen with exercise in an area that contained a body of water, such as a lake or river. Create the ultimate mood trifecta by combining nature, exercise and friends. An article in Everyday Health said working out with buddies creates more ed, tougher workout session. Friends can against one another. Working exercise into the social calendar also kills two birds with one stone. Catch up with friends while getting in the days sweat session. Head to a nearby park for a game of volleyball, tennis or basketball or take a brisk walk with a pal. Fall is also a great time to dig the tent out of the garage and take a camping trip, which inspires many healthy physical activities such as biking and boating. Exercise is good no matter where you do it or whom you do it with, but its always good to mix up a workout routine and a change of season is the perfect excuse to try something new.Medicare is ghting fraud, abuseHealth care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system and endangers Medicares ability to serve future generations. To address this growing problem, the federal government continues to expand efforts to recover improper payments and prevent fraud. against health care fraud has already been made, as shown by the federal governments recovery of a record $4 billion last year from people who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers. The Affordable Care Act provides additional resources and tools to enable the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to waste and abuse, including: Creating a rigorous screening process for providers and suppliers enrolling in Medicare to keep fraudulent providers out of the program. Authorizing CMS to temporarily stop enrollment of new providers and suppliers when Medicare spots trends that may indicate health care fraud. Authorizing CMS to temporarily stop payments to providers and suppliers suspected of fraud for investigation and case building. Fraud prevention efforts focus on moving CMS beyond its former pay and chase recovery operations to a more proactive prevention and detection model that will help prevent fraud and abuse before payment is made. A good example is the recent CMS announceuse of innovative predictive modeling technology similar to that used by credit card companies, the agency will have the ability to use risk scoring techniques to additional review and take action to stop payments and remove providers from the program when necessary. Yet, as important as these aggressive of defense against fraud remains you, the health care consumer. So here are a few ways you can protect Guard your Medicare number. Fraud schemes often depend on crooks numbers. So treat yours as you would a credit card. Dont share it with anyone except your doctor or other Medicareapproved health care provider and dont allow anyone else to use it. Look out for suspicious activities. Be wary of salespeople who knock on your door or call you uninvited and try to sell you a product or service. Dont allow anyone except your doctor or other Medicare-approved provider to review your medical records or recommend services. And never let anyone give you free equipment or supplies in exchange for your Medicare number. If you have original Medicare, check your Medicare summary notice. Use a calendar or personal journal to record all of your doctor appointments and tests. Then review your quarterly claims statement to make sure Medicare wasnt billed for something you didnt get. If you spot what you think is an erprovider and ask about it. If they cant resolve your questions or concerns, call 1-800-MEDICARE. Report suspected cases of fraud. If you think someone has misused your Medicare number, call 1-800-MEDICARE. If you suspect identity theft, or feel like you gave your personal information to someone you shouldnt have, call the Federal Trade Commissions ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338. To learn more about health care fraud and ways to protect against it, visit www. stopmedicarefraud.gov or contact your local senior Medicare patrol project. To Locator at www.smpresource.org. More information about CMS fraud prevention efforts is available at www.cms.gov/Partnerships/04_FraudPreventionToolkit. asp. U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHunting for a prescription drug plan is no gameIts that time of year again. Open season is right around the corner for the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Hunting down the best plan for you is no game. Newly eligible their Medicare Part D plan, should mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 15. The open season will run from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. The Medicare Part D prescription drug program is available to all Mediof medications. Joining a Medicare prescription drug plan is voluntary, and participants pay an additional monthly LORI SEELHOFF Guest Writer SCAN HEREUse your smartphones QR code reader app to view more photos or visit wpmobserver.com/photos/galleries Please see LETTERS Page 15 Papal Mass in Madrid

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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 Page 15 Winter Park / Maitland Observer LouisRoney ChrisJepson The major leagues of poverty Amusing musings Editorial Cartoon OK, kids. Todays question deals with economics. How many poor people are enough? We need em, right? Poor people. Seemingly we do. Else, why would God create so many of them? Huh? Its just how many poor people are the right amount? Lets see. America has all sorts of poor people. It does. It will be real, real hard for America, however, to get into the big leagues of poor people. China and India already have that market cornered. For generations to come. Hard to compete in the major leagues of poverty. But America tries. It does. Now Mexico has so many poor people it exports them. Hey now! Isnt that exciting! Maybe that is the way to Americas brave new future exporting our poor! Maybe to Canada! Why is America creating so many poor of late? Well, thats the $64,000 question. It took decades for America to gut its middle class, but damn if we aint dogged in our determination to be No. 1 in creating poor folk. God loves em you know. The poor. There are two ways to the poor house. Haha! To the poor house. Where are you going America? To the poor house. Haha! Why? Cuz we be dumb. How dumb be we? We are too trusting. We trust our leaders to look after all of us when they are only looking out after themselves. They are. They say America needs to be more competitive with the jobs and factories will go to Vietnam. The jobs go. Wages are cut anyway. Towns die. More jobs go. Oh, and jobs go because a Chinese factory can pollute but not so much in America. America loses jobs because its too clean. What a dirty rotten shame. That America has such standards. We create trade treaties. Trade treaties you say? Yea. We trade Americas middle class for cheap foreign goods. That is the real trade! Walmart is happy. And everyone makes out, they say. Except, chickens do come home to roost. No wage increases for decades, jobs gone and a shrunken middle class that is broke. That is progress though. Huh? Remember todays lesson? How many poor people are enough? Dont forget, too. God, wuvs his poor ones. He makes so many of em. How? We breed em, too. What? Yea, we say to all our poor, go ahead and breed and have more poor because every sperm and egg is real special. Youre broke, no job, no prospects, no future, no skills and your little honey is pregnant. Yet again. And again. And again. Sex is free (and fun) except later when those babies cry because things aint working out so good. But God loves em. From afar. Dont-cha see. God doesnt want birth control. He wants all his poor to be born. Poor. Least that is what the faithful say. God wuvs the faithful more because Hes bring em them home. Someday. So Americas rich has to learn a new trick. And fast. Our poor dont keep to themselves. Unfortunately. They go public. They stand on corners with their poor hands out. They protest. They sleep on grates and make Americas downtowns smell stinky. Those poor are stinky. You rich folk, just drive by. Continue on. And dont worry your pretty little selves at all about the poor because God wuvs em. All of them. Mostly in heaven though. I am probably going to raise eyebrows, but Im stating here and now that my wife is a factotum. That is, she can do just about everything that needs to be done, do it quickly and do it well. I asked her once, What do you want from me in return? Everything you got, she replied. Fair enough, I thought, as we stroll down the pathway of a realistic American marriage. When you reach my age, you realize that everything youve got, you gotta give to someone rather soon. And whats more logical than to reward the wife who brought you coffee in bed all through your marriage? The worst thing a guy can do is to ask if hes worthy of his wife thats just opening the door to trouble without end. Of course, youre worthy of your wife if shes fool enough to put up with you! In fact, you are some smart dude!Payback soon you know, one of those supernice guys who goes around visiting old grads. Harvard is a whiz at not letting you forget where you got all those smarts and how you can show your appreciation to that grand old institution. Well, as an impecunious lad of 17, I took off from Florida to Massachusetts to see what that famous university was all about, and it was about plenty that has affected my life ever since. Somebody long dead helped me mightily along the way, and now its my turn to do my share and I will.Job makerPoliticians keep suggesting that we crewhen I married b.w. If you dont think that its a job to live with me, just ask her.Alpha and omegaIn Hamlet, Shakespeare says, to be or not to be, which ponders the question whether to continue living and face all the inequities therein, or to do oneself in and escape the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Shakespeare had a profound understanding of human nature. Most of us reason that we will be dead soon enough, and have no wish to speed up the process. As long as a creative mind is working, living delineates its own raison dtre. Shakespeare concerned himself much with thinking and how the mind converts thought to action. In my young days, I sang the part of Romeo in Shakespeares/ Gounods Romeo and Juliet in the U.S. and Europe. Romeo is a young, high-spirited guy, a man of action. Whereas Shakespeares/Verdis late creation Othello (Otello) is a man of brooding tragic emotions that motivate all that he does and demanded the maximum of my artistic abilities and life experience. In these two roles were the histrionic alpha and omega of a mans life and singing career.Many thingsIn 1983, b.w. and I founded Festival of Orchestras. In 2001, after 17 years of bringing concerts, we retired. The organization continued for 10 more years. I started writing Play On! some 30 years ago and was a distinguished professor on the UCF faculty for 24 years. Meanwhile, I sang as soloist eight or 10 times with the FSO and the Bach Festival organizations. horn-blowing is that at the end of an extended performing career in 11 countries, I returned to my Winter Park home town in 1980 to do absolutely nothing! Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.USWHO ISJEPSON >HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)WHO ISRONEY >premium for the coverage. participate in the prescription drug program, some people with limited income and resources also are eligible for Extra Help to pay for monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription copayments. The Extra Help is worth about $4,000 a year. for the Extra Help, Social Security needs to know your income and the value of any savings, investments, and real estate (other than the home you live in). To qualify, you must be receiving Medicare and have income not greater than $16,335 for an individual or $22,065 for a married couple living together. Even if your annual income is higher, you still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments. Some examples where your income may be higher include if you or your spouse: Support other family members who live with you; Have earnings from work; or Live in Alaska or Hawaii; and Resources not more than $12,640 for an individual or $25,260 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. We do not count your house or car as resources. You can complete an easy-to-use online application for Extra Help at www. socialsecurity.gov. Go to the Medicare tab on the top of the page. Then go to Apply For Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Plan Costs. To apply for the Extra Help by phone or have an application mailed to you, call Social Security at 1-800-7721213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). And if you would like more information about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program itself, visit www.medicare. gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY 1-877-486-2048). So this open season (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), after you track down the perfect prescription drug plan for you, hunt for something that could put about $4,000 in your pocket bag the best Medicare prescription drug plan for you and see if you qualify for the Extra Help through Social Security. Blanca Taylor Social Security Public Affairs SpecialistLETTERS | Some will qualify for Extra Help CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 26, 2011 Have an opinion?Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com

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