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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: 10-06-2011
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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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ursday, Oct. 6, 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.com USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Inside Autumn Art Festival guide Louis Roney is constitutionally and genetically incapable of do ing nothing! Page 12 d Bus with legs Lake Sybelia Elementary stu dents choose to skip riding the school bus and walk to class. Page 10 Calendar Artist Brandy Renees opening reception is Oct. 12 at Corners Custom Picture Framing. Page 8 Maitland sent a message to Ravaudages developer on Sept. 26: Pay your bill and then youll get what you want. City Council tabled a vote on a land-use amendment after it was revealed that the landowner, Benjamin Partners developer Dan Bellows, owes the city $50,000 in utility charges. Council favored the compre hensive development plan amend ment that would allow a mix of residential-scale retail within the high-density residential district along the rail line and adjacent to downtown Maitland. But mem bers were concerned about Gem Lake Apartments unpaid bill and the precedent they would set if they approved the amendment. That entity is indebted to the utility bills, Councilman Phil Bo nus said. Paying the tab, he said, might be an excellent condition for the approval (of the land-use change), if thats even legal. City Attorney Cliff Shepard nitely send a message. The charges stem from water bills and the use of dumpsters at Gem Lake Apartments between February and August of this year, partment. The last bill was just south of $50,000 and that did not include late fees, Shepard said. The late fees would bring the total to about $80,000, Bonus said. Gem Lake has one water me ter per building so if the property owner doesnt pay the bill, every ones water could theoretically be shut off. The city has stopped short of doing that. Bonus said Tuesday that the city is cautious about not want ing to victimize the innocent ho meowner. For a guy whos presenting a $100 million project, whats a $50,000 water bill? Come on, whats the deal? he said. Shepard said that Benjamin Partners recently asked the city to remove some unused dumpsters but that the developer has yet to respond to inquiries from staff to settle the bill. Ravaudage vote delayed City hopes to collect $50,000 in overdue bills JENNY ANDREASSON Observer Staff Please see RA V A UD A GE Page 7 A posh hotel spanning a city block could soon be rising near Rol lins College after the Winter Park City Commission voted unani mously to allow the college and developers to move forward with plans for the 112-room Alfond Inn. The 100,000-square-foot hotel could potentially serve as both a potential four-star stopover for visitors to Winter Park as well as a new nighttime lounge just east of Park Avenue. It would also help raise funds for scholarships for Rollins students. Representatives from Rollins and Baker Barrios Architects pled their case at the Sept. 26 Commission meeting, lobbying for ap proval to move forward with the project. Rollins President Lewis Duncan said he expected the hotel to add to the long history of the landmark college. Weve been here 125 years, Duncan said. Were not looking Attorney Rebecca Wilson, representing the school, said that the hotel would be open for all visitors in the area. Theres some confusion that this would be just for Rollins, Wilson said. Let me assure you that well take reservations with anyone. This is not being built by a developer. This is being built by a college that has 125 years of tradition in this city. I think were very fortunate to have a partnership with them on this. But the reception at the Sept. 26 Commission meeting wasnt all warm for the potential economic boon. Rick Frazee, who owns and operates Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn in Winter Park, said that the Alfond Inn could threaten his business if it opens as a three-diamond or three-star hotel. Im asking that they accept a AAA 4-diamond rating and agree to meet it, he said. A three-diamond rating will greatly impact my market. It will compete directly head to head with me. Commissioner Carolyn Cooper cautioned the Commission to not get too excited about the hotel, which hadnt yet gotten the OK for its parking plan, which would borrow space from as many as three parking lots from local businesses and a church in Hotel on horizon ISAA C BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see HOTEL Page 3 Heres a snapshot of events happening during Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week : 10.11 A Night of Turkish Delight 5:30-8 p.m., Bajalia Meet and greet with designer Kelly Cimber 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuni 10.13 Fashion Week Party 6:30-9 p.m., Current/ John Craig Clothiers 10.15 Runway Show 7 p.m., West Meadow For a full schedule, visit ParkAvenueFashionWeek. com Seven days of style ARCHIVE PHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Fashion Week oods Park Avenue Oct. 9-15. See story on Page 15.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 4 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A cure for Jasmin Orlando resident Jasmin Baker is get ting a very special present for her 8th birthday this year: a life without sickle cell disease. Jasmin recently received the rst bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in Central Florida just in time for her special day thanks to the Pediatric Cellular Therapy Program at Florida Hospital for Children. New home Last week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area presented the Estrada family with keys to their new home a local foreclosure renovat ed and resold by the nonprot. This is the third home completed through the partnership between Orange County and Habitat Orlando on the Neigh borhood Stabilization Program. For more information, visit www.habitatorlando.org Scholar at Edgewater Edgewater High School student Sean Walden is one of ve Orange County seminalists in the 48th annual Na tional Achievement Scholarship Pro gram. There are about 800 achieve ment scholarship awards worth more than $2.4 million. Chamber supporter dies Ray Miller, husband of Sarah Miller, died on Oct. 2 at their home in Lex ington, Ky. Ray and Sarah are the backbone of the Goldenrod Chamber, Goldenrod Historical Society & Muse um and the Goldenrod Civic Club. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge on Howell Branch. In lieu of owers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Goldenrod His torical Museum, P.O. box 423, Gold enrod, Fla. 32733. A&H hiring Art & History Museums, Maitland (A&H) is hiring a part-time museum store receptionist. Visit tinyurl.com/ahreceptionist for details and to apply. Classroom volunteers Junior Achievement of Central Flor ida needs business and community members in Orange and Seminole counties to serve as classroom vol unteers for students. Contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121 ext. 30 or rwhitmire@jacentral.org Quilt panels needed The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents Quilt: A Musical Cel ebration, 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 loved ones who have died from AIDS. Visit BreakthroughT heatre.com Send bulletin submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Community Bulletin USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 Member of: Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce Publisher 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 2011 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster www.wpmobserver.com | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.com P.O. Box 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 CONTACTS Volume 23, Issue Number 40 PUBLISHER 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 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 4 R ghts cancer Winter Garden and Winter Park 4 Riv ers Smokehouses donated 100 per cent of their tips to Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida last week. They raised $708. 4 Rivers employee Troy Brantley, whose daughter passed away from ovarian cancer, inspired this giveback initiative. Grand re-opening The Y has invested $2.9 million to make Winter Park a stronger, healthier and more connected community through the reno vation of the Winter Park Y on 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. where the community came together on Thursday, Sep. 15, for a grand reopening celebration. Rivers family excels A crowd of more than 350 of Cen tral Floridas sports elite attended the PNC Bank SPORTYS at Full Sail University on Sep. 24. Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was inducted into the 2011 Class of the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame and his son Austin Rivers won best high school athlete. 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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 5 Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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 FreeWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 10/31/11Bleachingwith braces or Invisalign Complimentary ExamIncluding Xray & PhotosWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 10/31/11 the year Friday night, and the Wildcats did it with the teams 500th win of all time. In a defensive game that ended 24-14 with the Wildcats notching a historic milestone, the score was still a tossup until the fourth quarter. Both Winter Park and Freedom had taken the lead re peatedly in the game before the Wildcats stopped some key late drives. Pass defense would prove a turning point in the game, with defensive end James Washington and defensive back Dvario Montgomery both break ing up big passes that could have led to Freedom scores. Then the Wildcats kept scoring to put the game away. Winter Park quarterback Asiantii Woulard once again produced the bulk of his teams offense, hav ing a hand in all three of his teams touchdowns. And in the end the Cats emerged with a 3-2 re cord and a two-game win streak. Theyll have a bye 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The Trojans (4-0) are off to one of their best starts in school history, with four straight wins so far. Theyve amassed a 166-41 point differ ential in the process, scoring an average of more than 42 points per game while allowing only 10. Eagles ready for Bears Edgewater (2-1) has had plenty of time to sharpen in the past three weeks after two bye weeks. They made the most of it against Oak Ridge, winning 14-6 on Sept. 23. Now coming off their second break, the Eagles will head to Winter Springs (1-3) to play a strug gling Bears team that is coming off a 49-0 blowout loss against Lake Brantley. some missing offense to up the Eagles chances for a win. The Bears have yet to win a game in which theyve allowed more than 21 points. That game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. recent memory when the Knights face Marshall on Saturday. And the return of the Knights pass ing game couldnt come at a bet ter time. The last time the Knights they used it to trounce the Thun dering Herd. Though UCF having a big game in the air may be hard to remem ber, itll be hard to forget that wild November night in 2009. The Knights trailed the Herd for all but three minutes and 22 sec 10 minutes, the Knights would go on a pair of wild drives that would take them into the end zone twice to seal a massive 21-20 comeback win over their biggest rival. That night, in the only season he would play in a UCF uniform, Wake Forest transfer quarterback Brett Hodges lit up the sky for 342 yards under intense pressure from the Thundering Herd. He was sacked three times in that game while connecting on 23 of 45 pass whom his target would be, spread out among seven receivers. A.J. Guyton was one of two members of the receiving corps to play that night who still wears a UCF uniform this season. He hauled in 100 yards of receptions in that game two seasons ago. In the Knights most recent game against BYU on Sept. 23, Guyton was the biggest target again, haul ing in nine passes en route to 163 yards receiving. That night, UCFs offense saw more yards in the air than any game this season, with quarterbacks Jeff Godfrey and Blake Bortles airing it out for 318 yards. Both of them are likely to see playing time against Marshall, if tion. And theyll need to go to the air to take advantage of Marshalls severely lopsided defense. The Herd gave up 221 yards in the air against Louisville, 229 against Virginia Tech, 288 against Ohio, 309 against Southern Miss and 249 against West Virginia. In three of those games, they allowed 70 or fewer rushing yards. Meanwhile, Marshall has showed some air power of its own, with quarterback Rakeem Cato averaging 206 yards passing per game, compared to the Knights 232-yard average. The air game could turn out to be a curse if the Knights cant also mobilize their run game. The Knights havent lost a game in which they rushed for more yards than they passed since Sept. 25, 2010, when they lost a 17-13 heart breaker at Kansas State after rush ing for 252 yards and passing for 92. The game has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, still in Or lando. Itll be broadcast on Bright House Sports Network. Knights may take to air against Marshall ISAA C BABCOCK Observer Staff ARCHIVE PHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Winter P ark football program won its 500th game on Friday night, taking down Freedom High School. Winter Park makes history ISAA C BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 6 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Oct. 10 City Commission meeting topics of interest There will be a City Commis sion meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 Park Ave. South. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors report Employee of the Quarter pre sentation Proclamation 2012 Election Board appointment: Parks & Recreation Advisory Board City managers report 90-day plan update City attorneys report Ravaudage annexation up date Non-action items Financial Report August 2011 Consent agenda Approve the minutes of Sept. 26. Approve various contracts, purchases and agreements (for a complete list of purchases and agreements, please access the Commission Agenda Packet at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets). Approve the contract for pay cards with Global Cash Cards and authorize the Mayor to execute the three-year contract. Approve the updated interlo cal agreement for Fire-Rescue Ser vices with the City of Casselberry. Award Temple Drive electric underground project materials to: Electric Supply Inc., Gresco Utility Supply Inc., HD Supply Utilities Ltd., Stuart C. Irby Co. and Wesco Distribution. Approve the land swap of the citys lot at 509 S. Capen Ave. for the Habitat for Humanity lot at 507 S. Capen Ave. to allow Habitat for Humanity to swap that lot to the New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church to build a new fel lowship hall on the property. Approve citys co-sponsor ship of a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Winter Park Community Center. Ratify the agreement between the city and Teamsters Local Union No. 385 (police department). Action items requiring discussion Exchange and sales agree ments with CNL/Progress Point, Property located at 941 W. Morse Blvd. Public hearings Resolution calling for a pub lic hearing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collection of a non-ad valorem assessment for properties abutting Dixie Park way and Williams Drive. Second reading of the ordi nance to repeal sections 62-51 and 62-53 of the City Code and amend section 62-52 of the City Code as required by Chapter 2011-109, arms and ammunition First reading of the ordinance to vacate and abandoning an ex isting utility easement located at 1500 Summerland Avenue. full agenda and information on www.cityofwinterpark.org and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets. City to offer u shots more accessible at convenient lo cations this fall, the City of Win ter Park Fire-Rescue Department at their upcoming Flu Shot Fri days. These clinics will enable citizens to obtain quick and af ministered by licensed, insured vaccine, which the National Cen ter for Disease Control recom mends once a year. For those insured primarily with Medicare Part B, there is no shot (cash, check, VISA or Mas terCard accepted). will also be offered to those 65 years of age and older. For those insured primarily with Medicare Part B, there is no charge. All oth ers will be charged $45 for the high-dose vaccine. Flu Shot Fridays will take place on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 7, through Novem ber from 8 a.m. to noon; Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Satur day, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to noon; Win ter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave. For additional information on these clinics, please call 407-5993613. Annual fall cleanup The city of Winter Park is pleased to announce that in addi tion to the annual Spring Clean up, the city also provides a Fall Cleanup during the month of Oc tober just in time for the holiday season. This large-item pickup service will provide a bonus day on which Waste Pro will pick up old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Fall Cleanup or additional informa tion regarding Waste Pro services, please call 407-774-0800. ter. Protect your family from re Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Winter Park City Talk BY RAND Y KNIGHT CITY MANAGER www.gulfstatescu.orgWe oer FREE Business Checking407-831-8844 Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com This years theme for Fire Preven tion Week is rather straightfor ward, Protect Your Family from Fire, something we all desire. Whats the best way to protect ask? Why, be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 States in 2009, according to the Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. Thats why Fire Departments nation wide are teaming up with NFPA and each other during the week of Oct. 9-15 to let our communities know: Its Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire! This years campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning. In 2009, 2,565 people died in deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precau tions such as having working cape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove, and always turning off space heat ers before going to bed. Fire can be a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in Maitland Fire Rescue would like to offer the following tips for protecting your home and family are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. at least three feet away from heat ing equipment, like the furnace, space heater. the barbeque grill or other cook ing appliance at least 10 feet away from your home. zone around cooking appliances, or loose electrical cords. Use deep, wide ashtrays on a stur dy table. you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep. always our No. 1 priority, it is not always possible; residents need to provide the best protection to keep their homes and families This can be achieved by devel oping an escape plan which you practice regularly and equipping homes with life-saving technolo gies such as smoke alarms and The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a each bedroom, outside each sleep ing area, and on every level of the home (including the basement). in the home so when one sounds, they all sound. monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond when tested. home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds. your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out. Households with children should your home, marking two ways out of each room, including win dows and doors. and/or attached garage area. eling your home, consider install The Maitland Fire/Rescue De educational programs at both pub lic and private schools during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the month of October to promote Its Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire! Through these educational activities, chil dren and their parents can learn more about the power of preven tion and available technologies to protect their own families from Prevention Week programs and activities in Maitland, contact Fire Marshal Dennis Marshall at 407539-6228 or dmarshall@itsmymai tland.com. To learn more, visit shall Maitland Fire/Rescue Depart ment City Council Agenda of Oct. 10, 2011 Public Hearings: Ordinance Petition #2011-02 Chapter 7.5 Land Development Procedures Ordinance Petition # 201101(AZ) and Land Development Regulation Amendment Decisions: Re-instate K-9 Program Join the Drug Enforcement Ad ministration Tactical Diversion Task Force Resolution Referendum Elec tion Economic Development Tax Exemptions For updates, visit www.itsmy maitland.com

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 7 Winter Park / Maitland Observer This is a big deal to us but its not such a big deal for him, Shepard said. The city has until December to adopt the land-use amendment before it has to start the Depart ment of Community Affairs re view process over. Not approving the amendment wouldnt stop Ravaudage from moving forward, but it would change its appearance. Does he need it to develop? No, Community Development Director Dick Wells said. Does he need it to do what he wants to do? Yes. The City Council voted unani mously to table the vote on the amendment and have city staff work with the developer to re solve the utility charges. I think if any Maitland citizen out a way to collect our money. I support holding up on this and waiting for the check, Council woman Bev Reponen said. Dening Ravaudage Ravaudage developers have slowly purchased land over a 14year period in more than a dozen city blocks bordered at the south end by Lee Road and spanning from U.S. Highway 17-92 at the east to Bennett Road at the west, and bordered at the north by Lake Avenue. The project is moving forward in Winter Park, as the City Com mission irons out details in order to annex 54 acres of Orange Coun ty land into the city for the proj ect. Winter Parks city attorney is scheduled to give an update on the annexation at the Oct. 10 Com mission meeting. Maitland was originally slated to have 17 acres of the project in its city limits but Bellows stepped back from that plan in August, saying it would be easier to have the entire project within one mu nicipality. Winter Park and Mai Bellows to keep Maitland a part of the original deal. The Ravaudage project is in 26. I dont think were sure what the project will look like in Mait land, if at all. Wells agreed that the project is changing but that Bellows objec tive remains the same. I would say the focus of what Mr. Bellows wants to do has come closer and closer to the objective a CDD (Community Development District) on the entire property that he owns and annex 17 acres into Maitland after its all said and done, Wells said. A Community Development District collects property and util ity taxes to support its own infra structure. Bellows also plans to charge the projects businesses a 1 percent user tax. Im generally supportive of what I think is Ravaudage, Bo nus said, adding that he hopes to see more of the projects retail de velopment in Maitland. A lot of the concentration of high ad valorem revenue develop ment seems to be concentrated in the southern sector, which would leave the Maitland sector for sup port-role project components such as parks, roads, ponds. He said he supports revenue sharing across the whole project instead of by the parcel. 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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 8 Winter Park / Maitland Observer THURSDA Y The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princ eton St. for a program on A Gift for Teaching. Visit ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. FRIDA Y Panera Bread cafes will donate $2 from the sale of every pink ribbon bagel coffee mug and 100 percent of the proceeds from every pink ribbon bagel sold on Friday, Oct. 7, to MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. The second annual Golf for the Kids beneting B.A.S.E. Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation is Friday, Oct. 7 at the Reunion Resort and Club. Regis tration begins at 11 a.m. For tickets visit efscharitygolf.com On Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. is Haus of Hollie Fashion Show to benet the SPCA at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort. Visit Ohs-Spca.org/Events Ruthless! The Musical will be at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Or ange Ave., from Oct. 7-29. Visit Win terParkPlayhouse.org The Breakthrough Theatre of Win ter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the Jane Anderson play, Looking For Normal, from Oct. 7-23. Call 407-920-4034. SATURDA Y Greater Maitland 5K run/walk is Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m. Pre-event activi ties are at Orangewood Presbyterian Church 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Reg ister online at Orangewood.org/5K. On-site registration is available. The Winter Park Autumn Art Fes tival presented by Florida Blue and Subaru, returns for its 38th year on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit Autum nArtFestival.com From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, the Winter Park Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees free health screenings. Plus, throughout October receive the seasonal u/H1N1 vac cine for $15. Visit FloridaBlue.com The Baldwin Bark third annual chari ty dog wash will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Village Center, beneting Kids Beating Cancer. Visit BaldwinBark.com Pet Extravaganza is Saturday, Oct 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in the Kmart Plaza on U.S. Highway 17-92 and Lee Road. Visit Winter ParkLostPets.com SUNDA Y Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is Oct. 9-15. The grand nale fashion show is on Saturday evening in Central Parks West Meadow. Tick ets are available at ParkAvenueFash ionWeek.com A reception honoring the work of wa tercolor artists Sy Rosefelt and John Koehler is on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park. Call 407-644-6149. TUESDA Y Four students from the Rollins College Debate Team will debate normaliz ing relations with Cuba on Tuesday, Oct.11 at 7 p.m. at the University Club Winter Park. Visit UniversityClubWin terPark.org or call 407-644-6149. WEDNESDA Y The opening reception of the work of Brandy Renee is Oct. 12 from 5-9 p.m. at Corners Custom Picture Framing at 1909 Aloma Ave., Suite A. Visit BRenee.com OCT. 13 Fun with Flowers is at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. Reser vations are required by Oct. 7. Call 407-644-5770. The Newcomers of Central Florida Autumn Game Day Fundraiser is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Escondido Clubhouse, 20 Escon dido Circle, Altamonte Springs. Con tact 407 971-3911. The Bach Festival Societys Fte at Feliz fundraiser is Thursday, Oct 13, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For tickets, call the box ofce at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org Central Florida Anthropological Societys Oct.13 meeting will be at Harry P. Leu Gardens at 7 p.m. Con tact kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321948-3994. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Calendar 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 Beer Garden Park Avenue Sidewalk Sale 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 Brandy Renee opening reception

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 9 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles As the Czech Republic celebrates its inde pendence this month, a key party favor the replica of a long ago destroyed statue has Winter Park to thank for its inclusion. The main attraction for the celebration in the capital city of Prague has its roots just off Aloma Avenue at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. The mu seum, which showcases the work of the Czech-born American artist Albin Polasek, helped to recreate a 1928 sculpture the artist made of President Woodrow Wilson who played a role in the formation of Czechoslo vakia after World War I to honor the dip lomatic relationship between the U.S. and the now-Czech Republic. The original statue on display in Prague was said to have been torn down and de stroyed in 1941 by German forces that occu pied Czech territory after the United States declared war on Germany. The statue can be thought of as Polas eks proudest accomplishment and biggest disappointment, said Debbie Komanski, the executive director of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, because of the hard work of both the museum and the advocacy group American Friends of the Czech Republic, Polaseks honor was re stored when a replica of his Woodrow Wil son monument was revealed, Komanski said. And she, along with several other Po lasek trustees, was there to see it. Headhunt When Robert Doubek, the founder of the American Friends of the Czech Republic, began his research of the Woodrow Wilson Monument in 2006, he was lead to Koman ski and the Polasek Museum and Founda tion, which owns the copyrights to Polas eks intellectual property. From there the two organizations collaborated in hopes of recreating the monument in the most accu rate way possible. With documentation that the Germans had reduced the statue to rubble, they thought the scaling and modeling would have to be done through 80-year-old, grainy photos of the sculptures original unveiling in 1928. That was until they heard rumors that part of the statue was still intact, hidden away by Czechs during the Nazi occupa tion. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Albin Polasek Museums Gary Hollingsworth and Debbie Komanski traveled to the Czech Republic. From Polasek to Prague SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see POLASEK Page 20 INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF IN THEATERS OCTOBER 21WWW.JOHNNY-ENGLISH.COMPASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. ONE PASS PER ADULT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. RATED PG. SEATING IS LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PASS FOR TWO, SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE TOJOHNNYENGLISHORLANDO@ALLIEDIM.COM GET 2 FREE ADMISSIONS WITH THIS COUPONExchange this coupon at the Ticket/Will Call tent located at the main entrance to the tournament for two Good Any One Day tickets. Valid October 17 23, 2011. THIS COUPON IS VOID IF SOLD OR BARTERED. This coupon is redeemable for two (2) tickets which provides two (2) people with Grounds Only access for any one (1) day during to the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Subject to availability and capacity limits. Coupon must be surrendered at time of redemption. This coupon: (i) is not valid with any other sweepstake or other consumer promotion. Course rules and policies apply. Player appearances subject to change without notice. DisneyOS Observer CMNHC Ad 4C.indd 1 9/18/11 3:06 PM PHOTO COURTESY OF POLASEK MUSEUM The statue was recreated using the original, right.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 10 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A tiny 30-legged school bus made its way down the sidewalk along Maitlands Sandspur Road on the morning of Sept. 28. Mother Don na Hardwick led the way toward Lake Sybelia Elementary with about 15 kids in tow, part of a new program thats aiming to make parents more aware of the option of kids walking to school. Its not just about keeping the right thing to do. Creeping slowly down the sidewalk, the third week of Sy belias weekly walking school bus campaign looked more like a parade than a simple walk to school. Tiny handheld signs inter mittently bobbed up and down, held aloft by tinier hands. Up front, two girls and a boy held a banner stretched the breadth of them. A tiny red-haired girl rushed up to help hold it up, but changed her mind and raised a tiny sign of her own. A few footsteps behind, two more walked along inside a card board cutout shaped like a paint ed yellow school bus, their heads poking out the windows as they walked synchronously. bit more than a handful in this group, co-organizer Missy Mitch ell said. Now there are dozens in two buses meeting up at the school from a pair of neighbor hoods nearby. I hope more people partici pate every week, Mitchell said. Its fun, and the parents dont even have to go. We can pick their kids up. Walking along in the middle of the bus in a day-glow green vest, Joy Marcil is thinking a lot further than her own neighbor hood. As the walking school bus leader steers this tiny group to ward school every Wednesday, shes already putting in place ties. Shes using Sybelia as a test bed. Beyond this, it could get much bigger, she said. I thought this would be a great pilot program, Marcil said. There are already other walkto-school programs statewide and nationally, but on Wednes day, Oct. 5, International Walk To School was the biggest of them all. That day Lake Sybelia, along with three other Maitland and Winter Park schools, participated in the event. That massive program started in Chicago in 1997, the same year that the Safe Routes to School program hit the pavement for drivers aware of kids walking to school and keeps parents aware of the option. The latter pushes for funds to build safer routes for kids to take. Making the turn from Sand spur Road as they met up with the second group, the bus walk ers held aloft signs from both of those programs, making an odd spectacle out of an otherwise nor mal group walk to school. For parent Natasha Stone, the program has almost turned into a bit of pro-walking activism. A couple weeks ago, she started by bringing sons Ryon, 7, and Colin, 3, the younger of the two riding ers backpacks. Then she started knocking on neighbors doors. I always hound my street, Stone said. Im at every door. And the numbers have kept gram. Now the founding parents are looking into bringing more neighborhoods into the mix. Hopefully theyre love it so much theyll just keep going, Marcil said. Family Calendar The opening of the Learning & Cultural Center at the Maitland Public Library is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 501 S. Mait land Ave. Dress is casual business attire. RSVP to Sean at 407-6477700. Orlando Repertory Theatre pres ents the Newbery Medal winning classic A Wrinkle In Time from Thursday, Oct. 6, to Nov. 6 with performances on Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more infor mation, call 407-896-7365 or visit OrlandoRep.com Movie in the Park featuring Tan gled is 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Quinn Strong Park in Mait land. Bring your blankets and chairs and the city will bring you the stars. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more information. Popcorn Flicks in Central Park fea turing The Fly is Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Free pop corn will be provided for everyone. Rain date will be Oct. 27. Contact 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.org for more information. Whole Foods Winter Parks par ents morning out is on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Al legro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free ve-minute massage com pliments of Take 5 Massage. St. Mary Magdalen Church, 861 Maitland Ave., presents Commu nityFest 2011, Come On And Safari With Us! on Oct. 21-23. CommunityFest features non-stop live entertainment, a 21-booth international food court, midway rides and games for all ages, and a spectacular super rafe. The su per rafe grand prize this year is a 2012 Ford Fiesta or $15,000 in cash. The opening parade will be 6 p.m. on Friday night. For more information, visit www.stmary magdalen.org and click on the CommunityFest link. Whole Foods Winter Parks Hal loween Kids Club is Sunday, Oct. 30. It features cookie decorat ing from 1-2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating from 2-3 p.m. All ghosts and goblins, ages 12 and younger are welcome and are en couraged to wear their costume. 4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., has kicked off its giveback program for football season. Each school has a sand wich Edgewater High has the Screaming Eagle and Winter Park High has the Wildcat. 4R will donate 10 percent of these sales through Oct. 31. 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 Learn more Call Joy Marcil at 407-558-1429 for more information about Lake Sybelia Elementarys walking school bus program. Visit Walk toSchool.org and saferoutesinfo. org for more information about the national programs. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Children walk to school on Sept. 28 with the walking school bus program. Whats yellow and has 30 legs? ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff SCAN HERE Use your smartphones Q R code reader app to view more photos or visit wpmobserver.com/photos/galleries

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 11 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The art festival season is in full swing with free art festivals every weekend throughout Florida. Last weekend gave us glorious fall weather for the best Maitland Rotary Art Festival on record, and this weekend, the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival returns to Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. Showing Florida artists exclusively, 150 outstanding artists are selected to display their works in ceramics, crafts, jewelry, painting, photog raphy and sculpture. More than 200,000 visitors set an attendance record in 2010, many of those art lovers helping support our Flori da artists by purchasing original art. In addition, attendees will childrens art workshops and a beer garden. Visit autumnartfesti val.com or call 407-644-8281. A musical farce Leave it to the dynamic duo at the funniest, fall-out-of-yourseat musicals to bring to Central Florida, and Ive been waiting for this one. Opening this week is Ruthless! The Musical, a farce that draws from characters from Eve, Gypsy, The Women and Valley of the Dolls. In the stage-door plot, 8-year-old Tina knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part. The Daily News called it hilarious beyond praise, and artistic direc tor Roy Alan said Weve wanted to do this show for more than eight years and are ecstatic that Florida. Ruthless! plays at the Winter Park Playhouse through Oct. 29. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org Too good for heaven What better place than The Abbey to produce a musical called Altar Boyz? The story of a heavenly boy band out to save the world one screaming boys Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham sing their way around the country, work ing miracles with their hits Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait and Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone. Mixing angelic voices, sinful choreography and a touch ing story, Altar Boyz will be performed at The Abbey from Wednesday, Oct. 12, to Nov. 13. The Abbey is the new mixed-use theater/bar at 100 S. Eola Drive in downtown Orlando, a space designed to accommodate every thing from concerts to commu nity theater. Visit AbbeyOrlando. com. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-7630. A Wrinkle in Time The Orlando Repertory Theatre continues its theater for children series with A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from the award-winning book by Madeleine LEngle. The play begins, as so many adven ture stories do, on a dark and stormy night. Celebrating the power of the imagination, this fantasy-adventure sends three children across space and time where they must learn to rely on their individual strengths in or der to rescue their father. Perfor mances take place on weekends through Nov. 6 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre in Loch Haven Park. Visit orlandorep.com or call 407-896-7365. A Night at the Oscars Memorable music from the great including Ben-Hur, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz will highlight the Orlando Philharmonics concert titled A Night at the Oscars. On Satur day, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the orchestra will perform as memorable movie scenes are pro jected on a huge screen above the stage. The program is conducted by Dirk Meyer and narrated by Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie. A Night at the Oscars is created by John Gober man, the Emmy-winning produc er of Live from Lincoln Center, and has played to sold-out audi ences throughout the world. Its at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Josh Garrick Festival season 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 IS GARRICK >

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 12 Winter Park / Maitland Observer As the gardening year begins in Florida, it is time to make the tough choices over what to plant in our limited garden space and time. Take into consideration our growing conditions of a spring-like autumn, frost-punctuated winter, and summer-threatened spring. Although we can garden almost year round, the staccato seasons keep our selection matrix fever ously processing. Speaking of the matrix, I have seen numerous graphic representations of decision-making grids. Usually applied to some business productivity model, these crosshatch designs can help organize our fuzzy ideas into a focused plan. Even with our crop selection plotted in black and white, selecting the crops for the food we nourish our bodies with is never a turnkey process. Centered on a blank sheet of paper, draw a large plus symbol. On the vertical cult at the bottom. On the horizontal line, label it Like and Yuck at opposite ends. Create one of these pages for each garden ing season. On the back of these pages, list what crops you want to grow in your garden for that season. Each crop you choose to plant will have two factors: how much you like them and how easy they are to grow. On your crop lists, rate your crops by these two fac tors. Now we can plot them on a monthly planting matrix. I like beans and they are easy to grow. I will plot them high on both the easy and like categories. Tomato transplants can still be set out, I like them, but they require extra care. Tomatoes will be high on the like axis line, but rate me grow, but I just dont like it, so it produces another grid coordinate. After plotting your crop choices for a season, clarity will form as clusters on the matrix. The quadrant of easy/like is our no-brainer planting choice. Other groups of plotted crops will require more of our time to decide whether to plant or not. Some decisions will be based on a labor of love, others on practical production for the quadrant can be left for next year! Special note: Many gardening events are springing up all over town as our growing year begins. To get involved, just visit the Sundew Gardens or Simple Living Institute Facebook pages, call an IFAS Ex tension Agent or Master Gardener, attend any number of gardening festivals, or drop by my booth at the Audubon Park Com munity Market on Monday evenings. Opinion/ Editorial Shooting for four stars So many options Letters to the Editor but when it cannibalizes old business to survive, everyone in the city should have a problem with it. Commissioner Carolyn Cooper had a point at the Sept. 26 meeting when she suggested that the proposed Alfond Inn, to be built by Rollins College, might have an adverse impact on existing hotels in the area, namely the Park Plaza Hotel on Park Avenue and Mt. Vernon Inn along U.S. Highway 17-92. She suggested that the Alfond Inn strive for a four-star rating or above to avoid killing off its three-star competition. Hotels with the same star rating within the same area do compete with each other. They can potentially take away each others business. In the case of the Mt. Ver non Inn, whose owner spoke up in protest at that meeting, its had little competition within Winter Parks borders for much of its more than half a century of existence. Undoubtedly some patrons who may otherwise have slept at the Mt. Vernon Inn will seek out the Alfond Inn instead. Itll ern clientele in mind. Folks who are look ing for a nighttime hot spot and lounge thats just a block or two from other Park Avenue restaurants and lounges. Will the Alfond Inn take away cus tomers from the Park Plaza Hotel along Park Avenue? It seems to be in far greater jeopardy of losing customers by location alone. Its far closer than the Mt. Vernon Inn. But if the City Commission doesnt vote in favor of stratifying the class of the will decide for them. What neither of those hotels will be able to boast is a philanthropic basis for exist directly into the Alfond Scholars Fund, which will provide scholarships for needy students as well as feeding into an endow ment to keep the school going. Theres no discounting the value of Rollins students frequently well-heeled parentage patronizing a high class hotel to help raise money for scholarship funds for less amply funded students. Coupled with the idea of a bustling new hot spot for Winter Park residents and visitors, the whole idea seems more than win-win. Its a shoo-in. Its a slam dunk. Its what that empty tract of land along Interlachen Avenue has been waiting for. Commissioners could hardly hide their excitement at the last Commission meeting when they discussed plans, even with the seemingly immense roadblock of parking capacity still looming in the path of the project. But with nearby businesses and church es already on board to offer up parking for the hotel, that vital part of the plan could be easier to solidify than the massive gap in the hotels parking capacity would let on. The inevitability of the project was obvious by the end of that meeting, even if some major parts of the planning had yet to be completed. But the Commis sion should tread carefully in allowing a 100,000-square-foot hotel to spring up without considering the consequences. For local businesses in a down economy, and with travel also suffering for years, those consequences could be dire. Roney is something After reading the Louis Roney column Play On! of Sept. 29 (Amusing mus ings), I must make a comment. Louis Roney is constitutionally and genetically incapable of doing nothing! He has accomplished more doing nothing in the last half of his life than most people will ever achieve in their whole lifetimes, no matter how much they plan to do or are able to do. That is a blessing to all of us. Keep it up, Louis! Lorraine Wood Orlando Ads for buses make sense During the school year, school buses are a familiar sight in the community. School transportation is a fundamental aspect of education, with children needing the appropriate transportation to travel to and from school. However, in light of the volatile nature of oil prices coupled with the economic downturn, school districts are looking for new ways to promote ing resources. A unique opportunity to realize a new revenue stream for district transportation is in the form of school bus advertisements. by noting that public transportation is no stranger to advertisements. In Washing ton, D.C., the walls that the Metro travels through have ads on them, while here in Central Florida, our Lynx buses have a variety of advertisements on them, ranging from public service information to UCF colors. As Lynx notes, more than 2.4 million people per month see their the Federal Transit Administration noted that the overarching conclusion is that transit advertising is well-positioned to grow . Estimates from organizations that are already involved in public and school transportation advertisements have provided estimates that, based on Orange Countys 959 routes, a monthly revenue stream could be in the ballpark of $240,000, with school year (10-month) revenue at $2.4 million. Seminole County, with 390 routes, could see an estimated school year revenue amount of $975,000. Since advertisements have been intro duced to school buses in various areas throughout the country, there has not been one recorded accident involving a bus with an advertisement or due to a driver being distracted by such an ad vertisement. Surely, such an opportunity should be reviewed and discussed. to public school transportation, which would provide school districts the advertisements are appropriate for their district, and if so, how they may go about procuring such business while maintain ing the integrity of the familiar yellow bus, promoting age and social appropri ate businesses, while ensuring, foremost, the safety of the riders. In this bill, there tisements that would be inappropriate for school transportation. No socially questionable, politically related or ageinappropriate advertisements would be permitted, similar to the restrictions that other public entities have such as Lynx. Additionally, signs would be limited to a size that would in no way compro mise the safety features of the bus, such as the red stop signs or the emergency door. Revenue earned from this program would be given back to the district, with a certain allocation going toward fuel costs, and the rest being used at the dis cretion for the district to use. I have already received positive feed back for this initiative. Several companies have expressed their interest in being able to pursue this media opportunity, while others have noted how this new source of revenue could help alleviate the increasing burden of fuel costs. In 2009-10, OCPS spent $6.3 million alone this current school year is $9.5 million. I look forward to presenting this bill in Tallahassee. If you would like additional informa tion on this or any other state agency or issue, please do not hesitate to contact an honor to serve you. Florida Rep. Bryan Nelson District 38 Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS C AREY > Each crop you choose to plant will have two factors: how much you like them and how easy they are to grow. Theres no discounting the value of Rollins students frequently well-heeled parentage patronizing a high class hotel to help raise money for scholarship funds for less amply funded students.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 13 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Louis Roney Chris Jepson To lost innocence and found pleasures Harrys daughter Most weekdays I can sit in my backyard and hear only the chirpings of birds. Rumble from a distant road serves as a reminder that regardless of ones momen tary reverie, another world does exist and that it will inevitably encroach. Some afternoons a neighbors children, two delightful little girls, are unleashed from their home with uncontrollable glee, gig gling and howling with life and unadul terated joy. And in those delightful moments the younger, true to form, howls Mom meee, there is such sweetness in the uni verse. These children in these moments present the sublimity of life. And then, poof, gone. So, too, the tranquility. Sigh. to the dead a curious thing. Often decked they are garlands to the dead commemo rating the sorrow of life for the living. Its as if illegal Hondurans were hired to construct the memorial. Months later, covered in road grime, the fake red and and distended by Floridas sun. Some times, the grieving leave a stuffed animal, frequently a teddy bear or the like. Inevi tably the belly bloats, rips apart and as you whip by at 60 miles an hour, you look whirling in the wind. This is where Sarah Sue died when Tucker, three sheets to the wind, left the road. This is where Sarah Sues moms life inconsolable with grief ended. Sigh. Ive a modest proposal. As important as it is to remember the dead, it is critical to commemorate being alive. Particularly where we grew, matured or thrived as a human being. Its a self-indulgent (and arent we humans, after all, so very selfindulgent) little statement, one of those Kilroy was here proclamations. A bea con, a remembrance of things past, to the Say Sarah Sue survived and she and Tucker lived happily ever after. But once upon a time, when in the full splendor of their glorious youth, they lost their virginity together in the woods just off 110th Street. Why not a little shrine to that quintessential event, a little memo rial to lost innocence and found pleasure? A modest stone etched to say SS & T found themselves in pleasure. It was such joy. Spring 2001. Suh-weeeet! Or, say that youre in college and during one incredible lecture the quintessential light bulb clicks on for you changing your lifes direction. It was a eureka moment! Life was never the same again. Why not an unpretentious brass plate attached to a nearby wall that sim ply states: In this classroom during the fall 1966 term, DJFs intellectual boundar ies were pushed way back. And it was joy. In garages where PCs were created or kitchens where Veg-O-Matics emerged, place markers acknowledging the event. a tree: In this building in 1983, CRJ was liberating, life-expanding gift. And joy ultimately followed. It is suggested that our biggest chal lenge as human beings is being in the moment. Do seize the birds transcendent song. Embrace the childs joyful, exuber ant laughter. Lifes moments. Times of found pleasures. Acknowledge. Revel. Mark. And repeat. John Kennedy said, Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. People bought that idea and loved Kennedy for it while they were loving the good old USA even more. Today many people seem to think of our government in a gimmie mode, where I wanna is constantly brewing in the back of their minds. Even worse, many people, such as George Soros, identify themselves as hat ing the U.S. because of our free enterprise system, or for other, even more arcanely ominous, reasons. JFK was the anomalous son of irascible Joe Kennedy, who owned a movie studio and kept a famous beautiful movie star as his mistress. Joe also had time to be ambassador to the Court of St. James in London until the Brits demanded his re call because his sentiments seemed to lean toward the German Third Reich. Joes per sonal life interfered with his noble service to his country. After the death of FDR, I got to know Margaret Truman in New York during my vocal days. I told her that I thought her fa ther was the best president of my lifetime, which had included Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. asked. Well, I certainly never expected it from a rather obscure Missouri senator. When FDR died in April 1945, I was in the Navy, teaching gunnery in Anacostia, D.C. A guy walked in and told our room There was a pause then the whole class as one man said, my God, Truman! Margaret, after 12 years, no one could imagine anyone but Roosevelt as presi dent, especially during the war. My dad knew that very well, Marga ret said. But, I said, he surprised the country by his simple moral strength, his great common sense and his overwhelming patriotism. It would be unreasonable to ask that a U.S. president come from an apolitical background. Truman inherited a situation of which the American public was mostly ignorant for a long time, FDR had been a very ill man, and the presidency had become too much for him, although only a few people close to him knew that fact. Truman, who had been an artillery cap tain in France in WWI, was conditioned to the kind of discipline of a military life. We in the various services liked and respected Harry Truman. Years later in New York, Columbia Art ists Management, my management, got the idea that Margaret and I might sing a tour in joint recital, as her solo singing was not quite doing the job by itself. We met in Sidney Dietchs vocal studio and talked it over, but Margaret could never decide on the two or three opera duets that would be obligatory, and that was that. Margaret did not have a profes sionals voice, but who could fault her for touring the U.S. with every local Demo crat obligated to buy her concert tickets? In 1956, long out of the White House, Margaret Truman married Clifton Daniel, a brilliant man who became managing editor of The New York Times. Marga ret and Clifton had four sons while she slipped quietly out of a national limelight she had never really enjoyed. Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, so cially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US WHO IS JEPSON > HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) WHO IS RONEY > CANT WAIT TO WAT C H SAM DOT THAT I. NATALIE BLAIWE S CAMPE S E SAM YOU IN S PIRE ALL OF U S TO A C HIEVE MORE IN LIFE! RO S E MCGONI G AL TEAR S RAN DOWN MY FA C E WHEN I READ THI S. SAM WA S S U C H A PLEA S URE TO TEA C H! I LOVE THAT THE OTHER KID S ARE S O A CC EPTIN G AND THAT HE HA S THRIVED AT WPH S! I G IVE HI S PARENT S S O MU C H C REDIT FOR HI S S U C C E SS. DAWN HALLI B URTON DUNHAM SAM I S DEFINITELY NOT THE B OY WHO ENTERED [ MAITLAND MIDDLE SC HOOL] FIVE YEAR S A G O. HE HA S G ROWN IN TO QUITE THE YOUN G MAN AND HA S UNDENIA B LY MADE A PRO FOUND IMPA C T ON ALL OUR LIVE S. THI S S TORY B ROU G HT THE B I GG E S T S MILE TO MY FA C E TODAY I AM S O PROUD OF HIM! ALEXA UG ARTE KOKOTOFF Heres what folks on wpmobserver.com had to say about Blending in, standing out, the Sept. 15 story about Winter Park High student Sam Hagan, who doesnt let Down syn drome hold him back from following his dreams. Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 15 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Ballet, vampires and high fashion will come together in Winter Park during the culminating runway show at Harrietts Fifth Annual Park Avenue Fashion Week, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 9. The Orlando Ballet Company put together a customized dance to promote their new ballet, Vam to ever hit Park Avenues runway on Oct. 15. In just four days, Austin Walker, production consultant for fashion week and national ac counts manager for Karls event services, the same company that builds the tents for New York and Miamis fashion weeks, will transform 20,000 square feet of the West Meadow in downtown Win ter Park for a week of cocktails, champagne and of course, clothes. Retailers along the Avenue will also be hosting trunk shows and special events. fashion week, a freak storm came through and the outdoor show got rained out. So we all sat down and said we really need to take this to the tents, Walker said. And when the event came to the tents, thats what really gave it the credibility, like yeah, this is Fash ion Week. And this year, the VIP lounge is back with an urban chic theme, VIP chair Scot D. Vaughn said. More than a week The fashion week preview events began on Oct. 1 with the Mercedes Benz kick-off party, followed by the Best of Both Parks party at Hue Restaurant in downtown Or lando, which Vaughn said had a turnout of more than 400 people. week party was held outside of Winter Park, Walker said. It was a tremendous success. These events are only the be ginning of the more than 70 events that will be happening during Park Avenue Fashion Week. Beginning on Oct 9, there will be seven days of trunk shows, de signer meet-and-greets, jewelry extravaganzas, VIP parties and previews at stores and restaurants along Park Avenue, all leading up urday, Oct. 15, where last years emerging designer contest winner, Maria Roman, will get a chance to showcase her collection. Parks Project Runway This year, a Project Runwaytime, said Paige Blackwelder, cochair and co-owner of Tuni. For the contest, participants were giv en a kit from Winter Park Memo rial Hospital and had to use hos pital material to create interesting fashions. They all came up with some really creative fabulous designs, Blackwelder said. They turned out so interesting that we hope to put them on the runway. Tuni, a participating boutique located on Park Avenue South, was the location for the emerging designer party on Oct. 5, where customers got a chance to meet designers and judges and see their collections. Also on the line-up is the one of the biggest preview events that makes for one of Luma on Parks biggest nights, Walker said. It is the John Craig | Current party, which is a red carpet event that began in 2009. Finale show But by far the biggest event is the runway show on Saturday, Oct. 15, where there will be a VIP lounge with complimentary hors doeuvres and a swag bar, four sky lounges with bottle service, private entrance, private butler and a 52-inch plasma screen, and where a surprise celebrity will time ever. Its just one big party with good music, beautiful people and high fashion, Walker said. And even in the midst of the glitz and glam, planners of the event have not forgotten about giving back to the community, as a portion of the proceeds from the fashion week and 100 percent of the cover charge for the John Craig | Current party will go to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Associations Go Red For Women campaign is the perfect fit as Park Avenue Fashion Weeks event charity since the Go Red symbol is a fashionable red dress, plus PAFW will help to empower Winter Park residents to be proactive about their heart health. From a simple red dress, to a sensual, organic piece, Go Red this season! ART APPRAISAL DAY! 2011 French breakfast and lunchNOW OPEN!906 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park (corner of Denning and Fairbanks)407-975-06007:30am 2:30pm Monday-Saturday10% off with this ad Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is a seven-day (Oct. 9-15) celebration of the local fashion retail and design community. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the Park Avenue Area Association set out to create an event that would repre sent Winter Park and its fashions. Since its conception in 2007, HPAFW is held every fall with a week full of fashionable events hosted by the boutiques of Park Avenue and Hannibal Square. The grand finale is the fashion show held in downtown Winter Parks West Meadow, where a prominent tent display, designed by New Yorks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks venue designers, lights the night sky. Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Weeks goal is to bring the essence of fashion and merge it with function to showcase Winter Park and its elegance. About Fashion Week ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK OBSERVER STAFF Park A venue Fashion Week culminates in a runway show Saturday, Oct. 15. Fashion events hit Avenue MEISHA PERRIN Observer Staff

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 16 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Three hundred performances, more than 30 different roles, two books and his own music theater studio program in Europe 65-year professional singing career. But hes not done yet. Owens, an adjunct voice professor at Rollins College since 1992 and former Or lando Opera Company director, will hold his own voice recital, celebrating his life, career, voice and love of music on Saturday, Oct. 15, two days before his 80th birthday. This recital will capture what I have to say in this part of my life, Owens said. The program will start with old age and end with life. From visions of aging to his old dreams of going to sea, an ode to his home state of Texas, and years spent in Europe in be tween, For the Love of Singing will in versely chronicle tales from Owens lengthy career. Gift of giving The recital, though free to attend, will func for Rollins College and Central Florida stu dents who wish to attend Owens studyabroad Music Theater Bavaria program in Oberaudorf, Germany. He says it is his birthday wish to be able to continue to help the communitys next generation of vocal performers succeed on a professional level. He hopes that through will get that chance. Having studied and performed exten sively in Europe himself, Owens said all those who seek to perform professionally should have the opportunity to learn and experience the arts and ways of Europe, which led him to start the Music Theater Bavaria program in 2000. The studio has been a business com bining what I did and what I should have learned, he said. His wife, Rolann Owens, who also serves as artistic director and choreogra pher for the program, said her husbands greatest passion in life has always been that of teaching and sharing his craft with his students. Hes always put forth a great generos ity of talent and time to help his students get a start in life, she said. For him, it is all about using their talents in the best way possible. Filling in the gaps For his recital, Owens is highlighting not only his own talents, but also those of his friends, former students and colleagues. The baritone singer said each chapter of the program focuses on a different time in his career and will be segued together by interlude performances by close friends and colleagues. I wanted to include people I had worked in the gaps and interludes. Included in those performances will be Rollins College coworker and assistant professor of voice Julie Foster singing a to while teaching at Music Theater Bavaria, and a performance by Melissa and Brian Minyard, Owens former students and Broadway veterans. Ive always believed students are a re said, and I think people will see that. Singing at 80 Owens said its not a miracle that he can still belt it out at 80, but the result of a gift of great genes. My paternal grandfather that I barely knew was a singer, Owens said. It must have in some way got passed down to me. Im lucky that my voice is still going. The last time Owens said he performed a show remotely like this one was in 1976, and though hes performed countless times since, it doesnt make this one coupled with his age any easier. I think everyone is scared to death that I cant do this, he said. And that might be including me. But when he lets just a few practice notes bellow through the Rollins College audito rium, its clear that hes still got it. I think thats what this is all about, wanting to continue singing regardless of age, his wife said. Every performer al ways has that voice in them, and they want to prove to everyone else that its still in there. THRIVE @ 55 AND BEY OND! PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Richard Owens will sing in an 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 15 that chronicles his own life and raises money for his study-abroad program, Music Theater Bavaria, taking place in Oberaudorf, Germany. Singing in a milestone Rollins professor holds benet recital to celebrate 80th birthday SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Learn more Richard Owens For the Love of Singing event is Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College. For more information on the event and the cause, visit www.musictheaterba varia.org I think everyone is scared to death that I cant do this, Owens said. And that might be including me.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 17 Winter Park / Maitland Observer One Senior Place, a center offering senior care advice and senior-focused businesses, is expanding to Altamonte Springs. location in Viera, will provide seniors and their caregivers with a one-stop shopping and information resource center for every thing from hearing aids and living options to legal advice and counseling. The expected opening date is Febru potential senior-focused businesses. There will also be a showroom featuring potential senior living choices and a resource library with information about all of the areas se nior organizations and businesses. The Orlando area has a tremendous amount of resources, but its all fragment ed, said Karen Precord, director of the Orlando location. We put the pieces to gether. Finding their way needs in one place is quite a relief for many. For most seniors and their adult children caregivers, this is an overwhelming time, Precord said. Dealing with the new needs that come with becoming seniors is some thing they dont look forward to and arent always prepared for. She said many of the visitors at One Senior Place come in crisis and have no idea where to start. When they do come in they are lost, Precord said. We want to empower them Every family who visits the center is giv en a free consultation by a care manager and then is pointed in the right direction for the resources they need. Instead of driving all over town, which many seniors arent com fortable with, or calling every business in the phone book, which may not offer what they need, they can come to one place. In Viera, they give these consultations to more than 100 families a month. We know shopping for senior services is not fun, Precord said. We want them to feel relieved. Itll give them an added comfort level, said Peggy Hoyt, of Hoyt and Bryan, an Place. A welcoming place For Viera resident Charlotte Chapman, whos been visiting the Viera center since guidance is exactly what she found. When she moved to Florida to be closer to family, she didnt know where to make friends, get information for future needs or get advice and referrals for medical care. Now she said she has great doctors she met through One Senior Place, attends events put on by the centers senior club herself recruiting new visitors. She said One Senior Place has made making deci sions easier for her and others she knows. They walk the talk, Chapman said. They make you feel welcome and at home. Education for families One Senior Place not only gives you their in-house business options, but also lists others that offer the same type of services. So, if it cant be everyones one-stop shop, it is a place to start for clients who want their needs, budget and family. Its a place to get educated on the options. It will also serve as a place for their businesses to host events and educational practice, and she will be holding her work shops there. Nancy Squillacioti, executive director for Alzheimers and Dementia Resource Cen ing, education and training to families and professionals caring for people with Al zheimers disease and related dementias. They will also be hosting educational semi nars for visitors. Squillacioti said this type of business has been a long time coming, and she cant wait to be a part of a strong network of senior services. I think its really going to help the qual ity of life for the seniors in this community and the people that love them, she said. RENDERING COURTESY OF ONE SENIOR PLACE One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs is scheduled to open in F ebruary and feature 23 businesses. One-stop shop for seniors One Senior Place, which offers senior care advice and senior-focused businesses, will expand to Altamonte Springs next year BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Learn more Visit www.oneseniorplace.com or call Karen Precord at 407-766-9656 for more informa tion about One Senior Place.

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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com You dont have to be a profes sional to practice validation therapy. In fact, you can start with some techniques that can reduce the stress your loved one is feeling, enhance their dignity, increase their happiness and even help keep them from becoming further disoriented. Using these techniques, you can help them express emotions that may have been suppressed for years, things like grief, anxiety, frustration or abandonment. Even if your loved one is unable or unwilling to speak, simply acknowledging these emotions can go a long way toward heal ing. You can try starting with these strategies: fully and think before respond ing. passionate tone of voice. them. using the same tone and ca dence of speech. For example: You want to be back in your own home. What would you do there? factual words. Instead of asking them why something happened or why they did what they did, consider asking who, what, where, when and how. body language to create a bond of trust. If they lean in toward you, mirror that action by lean ing toward them. objects, such as a wedding ring, and ask questions associated with those objects. How did Dad propose to you, Mom? Where did you get married? ality and try to understand how their behavior might connect with a basic human need for love, respect or comfort. music. Singing or playing an instrument can help them recall the emotions connected with familiar songs. familiar hobbies to evoke posi tive memories. As you consider how best to support your loved one, remem ber that each person is different, and these techniques should be used with their needs and desires in mind. Although there is no cure, validation therapy can be a valuable tool. By treating loved ones as unique individuals with important pasts and meaningful lives, we can stay in touch with the humanity. Naomi Feil, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is a pioneer in validation therapy and will be speaking at the Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Centers (ADRC) 18th Annual Caregiver Conference being held at Winter Park Towers on Nov. 5. For more information or to register, contact Cindi Spurgeon at 407-843-1910, ext. 301 or cindi@ADRCcares.org Resolution comes through validation AS TOLD BY NAOMI FEIL PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Florida Federation of Garden Clubs celebrated its 50th anniversary in Winter Park on Sept. 17 with a fashion show. Gala in the garden

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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 19 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Caregiver Relief and Stress Man agement: Finding Humor in Everyday Life by Nancy Squillacioti will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Donald Palmisano, former head of the Ameri can Medical Association, will be host ing a luncheon on behalf of the Coali tion to Protect Patients Rights at the Renaissance Senior Center from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Kinneret Council on Aging is now accepting nominations for their sec ond annual Eight Over 80 honorary dinner held on Sunday, Feb. 26. Sub mit nominations now through Sat urday, Oct. 15. Visit KinneretApart ments.com or call 407-425-4537. Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., will be Thursday, Oct. 20, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-836-7446. The Kinneret Council on Aging will hold a health care expo from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments, 515 Delaney Ave. Kinneret is looking for additional vendors to participate in this event. Contact Leslie at 407-4254537 or lcollin@bellsouth.net The Alzheimers & Dementia Re source Center will host its 18th An nual Caregiver Conference on Sat urday, Nov. 5, at Winter Park Towers from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. The conference features Naomi Feil, developer of Validation Therapy. To register, contact Cindi Spurgeon at 407-843-1910 ext. 301 or cindi@ ADRCcares.org The Les Grande Dames 2011 Fall Championships featuring women ranging in age from 35 to 85 compet ing in singles and doubles tennis, is Nov. 3-6 at Winter Park Tennis Cen ter. Entries must be received by Fri day, Oct. 28. Visit to Usta.com or call 407-758-0666. The Center for Independent Livings Stroll N Roll will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Harbor Park on Lake Baldwin. Register online at Cil Orlando.org.kintera.org/StrollNRoll Maitland Senior Center events The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit ItsMyMaitland. com Basic Italian Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free. and Friday in October at 9 a.m. for Y oga Bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2. Knit & Crochet group ev ery Monday in October at 10 a.m. 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Must be uent in French. October at 10:30 a.m. for a 2-hour line dance lesson. Cost is $4 to the teacher. ber at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost is $2 to the teacher. ber at 10:30 a.m. for bridge lessons. Come back on Oct. 5 and Oct.19 at 10 a.m. for a morning of bridge with fellow players. 1 p.m. for our Conversational Span ish group. Must be uent in Spanish. at 11 a.m. for Zumba Gold, geared toward seniors. Cost is $4 to the teacher. recorder classes Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermedi ate classes are held at 1 p.m. Cost is $2 to the teacher. Call 407-5396251. the Maitland Senior Center presents free counseling about Medicare, medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescrip tions drug plans and long-term care. Call 1-800-96 ELDER or visit Flori daShine.org Orange County Commission On Aging Newsletter for October 2011 St. Anthony Garden Courts is opening in St. Cloud and is taking applications for residents. For more information on this age-and-incomerestricted community, call 321-2843054. cess/medicaid.shtml for assistance programs offered through the state of Florida, including Medicaid assis tance. Healthy Homes Make Healthy Communities will be on Oct. 13 at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit AgeInPlace.org/CentralFlor ida/ or call 407-247-7190. Healthy 100 movement at Northland, A Church Distributed, Oct. 14. Visit Healthy 100Churches.org Living Well Expo Learn about eating right, spending smart and liv ing well on Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m. p.m., 6021 S. Conway Road. Visit Orange. ifas.u.edu Driver Safety Program is offering free classroom courses to all veterans from Nov. 1 Visit AARP. org/DriverSafety Hufngton Post has debuted a new site for baby boomers. Visit Huff ingtonPost.com/news/aging care-giving website Visit AARP.org/relation ships/caregiving-resource-center/ LongTermScoreCard.org to nd out how Florida ranks on services for elders and caregivers. Family Caregiver Alliance has several new fact sheets. Get them at Caregiver.org under whats new. ppi/ltc/i51-caregiving.pdf to see the growing economic value of family caregiving St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. 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Thursday, Oct. 6 2011 Page 20 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Theres a way to possibly reduce the risk of dementia or cogni tive impairment, or lessen its impact if it strikes, and it doesnt involve taking a pill. The medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently published a review of the literature to see if there was any evidence of its theory that After looking at 1,600 papers, it reported that, yes, aerobic the risk of dementia and reduced the risk of mild cognitive impair ment. Additionally, exercise helped to slow the diseases after it started. It doesnt happen overnight, of course. In one study, it took six to 12 months for the test results to show up, but the literature showed that participants had better spatial memory and slow er loss of brain matter. In another study, brain scans (MRI) showed better connectivity, meaning that the pathways in the brain improved. Even more, exercise was associated with a slowing of dementia caused by small blood vessel disease. What does this mean for us? It means that aerobic exercise, or anything that gets the heart pumping and increases the need for oxygen, results in better pathways stay open and cogni tive abilities are preserved or improved. Aerobic exercise, however, doesnt necessarily mean we need to work out at the gym. Daily walks at a rate that pumps up the heart rate a bit, swim ming, seated workouts and More studies need to be done, but the review of all that literature indicates that were on the right track if we exercise. Ask your doctor before you start anything new. Matilda Charles regrets that she can not personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. When you see a doctor and he or she orders tests, you need to know what those results are. If theyre normal, you can relax. If there is a problem, you need to know that as well so there can be a follow up. One way or the other, you expect a call. Back in 2002, the Depart of the Inspector General issued a report with recommendations for handling the communication of abnormal test results. A recent inspection to check on the management of test results looked at three areas to see if fur ther improvement is necessary: 1) Whether the written poli cies effectively cover the com munication of critical test results for radiology, lab and pathology; 2) whether practitioners notify patients of critical test results within the correct time frame; and 3) whether practitioners notify patients of normal test results. The recent inspection and re port Management of Test Results in Veterans Health Administration Facilities checked outpatient test results at 25 VHA facilities. Patients not informed (at all) of critical lab results: 4 percent; of critical radiology results: 11 per cent. Patients not informed within the required time frame of critical radiology results: 10 percent; of critical pathology results: 12 percent. Patients not informed (at all) of normal pathology results: 45 percent. When youre getting medical care, you need to be proactive. When a doctor orders tests, write down what those tests are for. Starting at the 72-hour mark after the tests are done, call your doctor and leave a message, saying that youd like the results of your tests. The reason: The results of most tests will be completed by then. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. 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(A $350 Value.)407-894-9959 Call today for a risk-free appointment: Florida Hospital HospiceCareOffers compassionate, life afrming care to patients who are facing life-limiting illness and their families. Our non-prot, faith-based hospice is committed to treating the whole person, not the disease and also provides ongoing support to caretakers and loved ones in Orange and Osceola counties.Call Anytime: (407) 513-5980 Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator As far as the government was concerned, all of it was destroyed, Komanski said. But then we started hearing that part of it still existed, but we had our doubts. But people kept saying, No, Deb bie, its real, and I said, Well if its real, we need it. So launched a National Treasure-esque hunt for the miss ing piece. In early 2008, Doubek said he got word that the plaster cast of the head of the statue had been Prague and ended up face-to-face with the larger-than-life head and bust of the statue. Finding the real head really brought the project together, he said. Handling the project Komanski, as well as other Polas ek Foundation trustees including Gary Hollingsworth and Michael Kakos, felt the statue needed to be recreated as realistically as pos manski said, was a key to this. In sculpture, having the face be identical really ensures the charac ter of it, she said. To maintain other aspects of authenticity, they recruited Czech sculptors to recreate the monu ment and used elements from the same Czech quarry that Polasek used in the original. Portrayed in both the original and newly cast version of Polas eks bronze depiction of Woodrow Wilson, the late-president stands nearly 11-feet tall draped in a cloak with stars on the shoulders notable, however, Komanski said, are his hands. Wilsons arms are laid down his sides, but his hands are arched. Komanski said Polasek was al ways known for the way he sculpt ed hands, and that Wilsons in the monument are no exception. His hands are outstretched in an image of peace and calm, it says that everything is going to be OK, Komanski said. On the plaque attached to the statue is the quote by Wilson, The world must be made safe for de mocracy. This was a saying, Ko manski said, the Czechs took to heart, labeling Wilson the godfa ther of democracy. The honor to craft such a sym bolic statue was not lost on Po lasek, thus making its destruction even more devastating to the art ist. The reason the museum is so thrilled that this is happening is that this is making something right, said Gary Hollingsworth, one of the Polasek Foundation trustees making the trip to Prague. Albin was wronged during this period, and Im sure if he is looking down, hes got a big, broad Czech-smile on his face right now, because we have returned what was destroyed. POLASEK | C ONTINUED FROM P A GE 9 Learn more For more information on events and programs sponsored by the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, visit www. polasek.org. To learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Monument and the American Friends of the Czech Republic, visit www. afocr.org Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Getting test results from the VA Exercise may reduce risk of dementia

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ursday, Oct. 6, 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 InsuredAre Not Bank GuaranteedMay Lose Value 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC wpmobserver.com USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Inside Autumn Art Festival guideLouis Roney is constitutionally and genetically incapable of doing nothing!Page 12 d Bus with legs Lake Sybelia Elementary stu dents choose to skip riding the school bus and walk to class. Page 10 Calendar Artist Brandy Renees opening reception is Oct. 12 at Corners Custom Picture Framing.Page 8 Maitland sent a message to Ravaudages developer on Sept. 26: Pay your bill and then youll get what you want. City Council tabled a vote on a land-use amendment after it was revealed that the landowner, Benjamin Partners developer Dan Bellows, owes the city $50,000 in utility charges. Council favored the comprehensive development plan amendment that would allow a mix of residential-scale retail within the high-density residential district along the rail line and adjacent to downtown Maitland. But mem bers were concerned about Gem Lake Apartments unpaid bill and the precedent they would set if they approved the amendment. That entity is indebted to the utility bills, Councilman Phil Bo nus said. Paying the tab, he said, might be an excellent condition for the approval (of the land-use change), if thats even legal. City Attorney Cliff Shepard nitely send a message. The charges stem from water bills and the use of dumpsters at Gem Lake Apartments between February and August of this year, partment. The last bill was just south of $50,000 and that did not include late fees, Shepard said. The late fees would bring the total to about $80,000, Bonus said. Gem Lake has one water me ter per building so if the property owner doesnt pay the bill, every ones water could theoretically be shut off. The city has stopped short of doing that. Bonus said Tuesday that the city is cautious about not want ing to victimize the innocent ho meowner. For a guy whos presenting a $100 million project, whats a $50,000 water bill? Come on, whats the deal? he said. Shepard said that Benjamin Partners recently asked the city to remove some unused dumpsters but that the developer has yet to respond to inquiries from staff to settle the bill.Ravaudage vote delayedCity hopes to collect $50,000 in overdue bills JENNY ANDREaASSON Observer Staff Please see RaRA Va A UDa A GE Page 7A posh hotel spanning a city block could soon be rising near Rol lins College after the Winter Park City Commission voted unanimously to allow the college and developers to move forward with plans for the 112-room Alfond Inn. The 100,000-square-foot hotel could potentially serve as both a potential four-star stopover for visitors to Winter Park as well as a new nighttime lounge just east of Park Avenue. It would also help raise funds for scholarships for Rollins students. Representatives from Rollins and Baker Barrios Architects pled their case at the Sept. 26 Commission meeting, lobbying for ap proval to move forward with the project. Rollins President Lewis Duncan said he expected the hotel to add to the long history of the landmark college. Weve been here 125 years, Duncan said. Were not looking Attorney Rebecca Wilson, representing the school, said that the hotel would be open for all visitors in the area. Theres some confusion that this would be just for Rollins, Wilson said. Let me assure you that well take reservations with anyone. This is not being built by a developer. This is being built by a college that has 125 years of tradition in this city. I think were very fortunate to have a partnership with them on this. But the reception at the Sept. 26 Commission meeting wasnt all warm for the potential economic boon. Rick Frazee, who owns and operates Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn in Winter Park, said that the Alfond Inn could threaten his business if it opens as a three-diamond or three-star hotel. Im asking that they accept a AAA 4-diamond rating and agree to meet it, he said. A three-diamond rating will greatly impact my market. It will compete directly head to head with me. Commissioner Carolyn Cooper cautioned the Commission to not get too excited about the hotel, which hadnt yet gotten the OK for its parking plan, which would borrow space from as many as three parking lots from local businesses and a church in Hotel on horizon ISaaAA C BabABCOCK Observer Staff Please see HOTEL Page 3 Heres a snapshot of events happening during Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week: 10.11 A Night of Turkish Delight 5:30-8 p.m., Bajalia Meet and greet with designer Kelly Cimber 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuni 10.13 Fashion Week Party 6:30-9 p.m., Current/ John Craig Clothiers 10.15 Runway Show 7 p.m., West Meadow For a full schedule, visit ParkAvenueFashionWeek. com Seven days of style ARCHIVE PHoO To O BY iISaaAA C babBABCOCK THE oOBsSERVER Fashion Week oods Park Avenue Oct. 9-15. See story on Page 15.

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There are some ridiculous things we could be chasing like the valet knows your name and they know your estimated time of arrival, or the phone can only ring three times for you set ting up your wake-up call before somebody picks up the phone. This is going to be built, maintained and operated at a very high standard. Chasing different star ratings doesnt add much to this. Among the citys staff, the hotel had backers pushing for it to become a reality, ratings aside. Planning director Jeff Briggs said that it could help lead more visitors and more money to Winter Park. Nothings going to help the downtown more than a steady stream of hotel visitors coming to downtown, Briggs said. hotHOTEL | Four-star rating would quell competition CC ONTITINUEED FRR OM fFRon ONT pP AGE REndNDERInNG CouOURTEsSY ofOF CiITY OF WiINTER Pa ARK RRollins Alfond Inn is set to have 112 rooms and 100,000 square feet along IInterlachen A A venue. 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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 4 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A cure for Jasmin Orlando resident Jasmin Baker is get ting a very special present for her 8th birthday this year: a life without sickle cell disease. Jasmin recently received the rst bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in Central Florida just in time for her special day thanks to the Pediatric Cellular Therapy Program at Florida Hospital for Children.New homeLast week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area presented the Estrada family with keys to their new home a local foreclosure renovat ed and resold by the nonprot. This is the third home completed through the partnership between Orange County and Habitat Orlando on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. For more information, visit www.habitatorlando.org Scholar at EEdgewater Edgewater High School student Sean Walden is one of ve Orange County seminalists in the 48th annual Na tional Achievement Scholarship Pro gram. There are about 800 achieve ment scholarship awards worth more than $2.4 million. Chamber supporter diesRay Miller, husband of Sarah Miller, died on Oct. 2 at their home in Lex ington, Ky. Ray and Sarah are the backbone of the Goldenrod Chamber, Goldenrod Historical Society & Museum and the Goldenrod Civic Club. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge on Howell Branch. In lieu of owers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Goldenrod His torical Museum, P.O. box 423, Goldenrod, Fla. 32733. A&H hiringArt & History Museums, Maitland (A&H) is hiring a part-time museum store receptionist. Visit tinyurl.com/ahreceptionist for details and to apply. Classroom volunteersJunior Achievement of Central Flor ida needs business and community members in Orange and Seminole counties to serve as classroom vol unteers for students. Contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121 ext. 30 or rwhitmire@jacentral.orgQuilt panels neededThe Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents Quilt: A Musical Cel ebration, 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 loved ones who have died from AIDS. Visit BreakthroughT heatre.com Send bulletin submissions to editor@observernewspapers.comCommunity Bulletin USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-36131500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FLL 32835-5705 Member 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, FLL 32790 Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 CONTACTS Volume 23, Issue Number 40PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com managingMANAGING 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 LegalsEGALS | ClassifiedsLASSIFIEDS Ashley McBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Padrick Brewer COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us LLouis Roney LRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES ManagerANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com subscriptionsSUBSCRIPTIONS | circulationCIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com InternNTERN Meisha Perrin ObituariesBITUARIES obit@observernewspapers.com 4 R ghts cancer Winter Garden and Winter Park 4 Rivers Smokehouses donated 100 per cent of their tips to Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida last week. They raised $708. 4 Rivers employee Troy Brantley, whose daughter passed away from ovarian cancer, inspired this giveback initiative. Grand re-opening The Y has invested $2.9 million to make Winter Park a stronger, healthier and more connected community through the reno vation of the Winter Park Y on 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. where the community came together on Thursday, Sep. 15, for a grand reopening celebration. Rivers family excels A crowd of more than 350 of Cen tral Floridas sports elite attended the PNC Bank SPORTYS at Full Sail University on Sep. 24. Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was inducted into the 2011 Class of the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame and his son Austin Rivers won best high school athlete.Business Briefs 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 2 French Oscars! THE NAMES OF LOVE Fri Sun 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM Tue 6:30PM Sat Matinee Classics DRACULA (1931) Sat 12 Noon Oct Midnight Madness IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in 3-D! Sat 11:59PM Florida Shorts Competition FILM SLAM Sun 1PM Cult Classic HOUSE Tue 9:30PM K. Hovnanian Homes a nationally recognized homebuilder since 1959, recently completed a Facebook competition for nonprots. Local orga nizations were asked to share what they would do with a $500 donation. Receiving the most likes as de termined by fan vote was United in Praise, a Lake County-based nondenominational community choir. To join K. Hovnanian Homes Central Florida on Facebook, visit On.Fb.Me/ KHov1. To see the groups fall concert schedule, visit the United in Praise Facebook page at On.Fb.Me/UnitedinPraise. The city of Winter Park has been designated a certied gold level Green Local Government by the Flori da Green Building Coalition. The Government Finance Ofcers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded Orange County Public Schools a Certicate of Achievement for Excellence in Finan cial Reporting. McCree General Contractors Inc. recently broke ground in the Win ter Park Towers community off South Lakemont Drive. Once com pleted, Loch Berry, a new ve-story, 90,000-square-foot building will con sist of 54 state-of-the-art two-bedroom apartments nestled on beautiful Lake Berry, from which the facility pulls inspiration. On Sept. 27, Target distributed 28,000 new books to 15 Miami, Tampa and Orlando schools to help students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and reading. In Orlando, Rock Lake Elementary received books as well as a $1,500 grant to purchase books for its own school library. For the second year in a row, UCFs graduate engineering program ranks as the third-best in the coun try for Hispanic students. Hispanic Business Magazine released its 2011 Best Schools for Hispanics list, which ranks the top 10 graduate programs in the country in medicine, law, busi ness and engineering. ARCpoint L Labs one of the nations leading third party providers in the drug and alcohol testing industry, has opened its newest ofce, ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, at 270 Northlake Blvd., Suite 1004.

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 5 Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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 FreeWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 10/31/11Bleachingwith braces or Invisalign Complimentary ExamIncluding Xray & PhotosWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 10/31/11 the year Friday night, and the Wildcats did it with the teams 500th win of all time. In a defensive game that ended 24-14 with the Wildcats notching a historic milestone, the score was still a tossup until the fourth quarter. Both Winter Park and Freedom had taken the lead repeatedly in the game before the Wildcats stopped some key late drives. Pass defense would prove a turning point in the game, with defensive end James Washington and defensive back Dvario Montgomery both break ing up big passes that could have led to Freedom scores. Then the Wildcats kept scoring to put the game away. Winter Park quarterback Asiantii Woulard once again produced the bulk of his teams offense, hav ing a hand in all three of his teams touchdowns. And in the end the Cats emerged with a 3-2 re cord and a two-game win streak. Theyll have a bye 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The Trojans (4-0) are off to one of their best starts in school history, with four straight wins so far. Theyve amassed a 166-41 point differ ential in the process, scoring an average of more than 42 points per game while allowing only 10. EEagles ready for Bears Edgewater (2-1) has had plenty of time to sharpen in the past three weeks after two bye weeks. They made the most of it against Oak Ridge, winning 14-6 on Sept. 23. Now coming off their second break, the Eagles will head to Winter Springs (1-3) to play a strug gling Bears team that is coming off a 49-0 blowout loss against Lake Brantley. some missing offense to up the Eagles chances for a win. The Bears have yet to win a game in which theyve allowed more than 21 points. That game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. recent memory when the Knights face Marshall on Saturday. And the return of the Knights pass ing game couldnt come at a bet ter time. The last time the Knights they used it to trounce the Thundering Herd. Though UCF having a big game in the air may be hard to remember, itll be hard to forget that wild November night in 2009. The Knights trailed the Herd for all but three minutes and 22 sec 10 minutes, the Knights would go on a pair of wild drives that would take them into the end zone twice to seal a massive 21-20 comeback win over their biggest rival. That night, in the only season he would play in a UCF uniform, Wake Forest transfer quarterback Brett Hodges lit up the sky for 342 yards under intense pressure from the Thundering Herd. He was sacked three times in that game while connecting on 23 of 45 pass whom his target would be, spread out among seven receivers. A.J. Guyton was one of two members of the receiving corps to play that night who still wears a UCF uniform this season. He hauled in 100 yards of receptions in that game two seasons ago. In the Knights most recent game against BYU on Sept. 23, Guyton was the biggest target again, haul ing in nine passes en route to 163 yards receiving. That night, UCFs offense saw more yards in the air than any game this season, with quarterbacks Jeff Godfrey and Blake Bortles airing it out for 318 yards. Both of them are likely to see playing time against Marshall, if tion. And theyll need to go to the air to take advantage of Marshalls severely lopsided defense. The Herd gave up 221 yards in the air against Louisville, 229 against Virginia Tech, 288 against Ohio, 309 against Southern Miss and 249 against West Virginia. In three of those games, they allowed 70 or fewer rushing yards. Meanwhile, Marshall has showed some air power of its own, with quarterback Rakeem Cato averaging 206 yards passing per game, compared to the Knights 232-yard average. The air game could turn out to be a curse if the Knights cant also mobilize their run game. The Knights havent lost a game in which they rushed for more yards than they passed since Sept. 25, 2010, when they lost a 17-13 heart breaker at Kansas State after rushing for 252 yards and passing for 92. The game has been moved to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, still in Or lando. Itll be broadcast on Bright House Sports Network.Knights may take to air against Marshall iISaaAA C babBABCOCK Observer Staff AARCHIVE PHoO To O BY iISaaAA C babBABCOCK THE oOBsSERVER TThe W Winter PP ark football program won its 500th game on Friday night, taking down Freedom HHigh School. Winter Park makes history ISaaAA C BabABCOCK Observer Staff

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 6 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Oct. 10 City Commission meeting topics of interestThere will be a City Commis sion meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 Park Ave. South. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors reportEmployee of the Quarter pre sentation Proclamation 2012 Election Board appointment: Parks & Recreation Advisory BoardCity managers report90-day plan updateCity attorneys reportRavaudage annexation up dateNon-action itemsFinancial Report August 2011 Consent agendaApprove the minutes of Sept. 26. Approve various contracts, purchases and agreements (for a complete list of purchases and agreements, please access the Commission Agenda Packet at www.cityofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets). Approve the contract for pay cards with Global Cash Cards and authorize the Mayor to execute the three-year contract. Approve the updated interlocal agreement for Fire-Rescue Ser vices with the City of Casselberry. Award Temple Drive electric underground project materials to: Electric Supply Inc., Gresco Utility Supply Inc., HD Supply Utilities Ltd., Stuart C. Irby Co. and Wesco Distribution. Approve the land swap of the citys lot at 509 S. Capen Ave. for the Habitat for Humanity lot at 507 S. Capen Ave. to allow Habitat for Humanity to swap that lot to the New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church to build a new fellowship hall on the property. Approve citys co-sponsor ship of a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Winter Park Community Center. Ratify the agreement between the city and Teamsters Local Union No. 385 (police department).Action items requiring discussionExchange and sales agree ments with CNL/Progress Point, Property located at 941 W. Morse Blvd.Public hearingsResolution calling for a pub lic hearing to use the uniform ad valorem method of collection of a non-ad valorem assessment for properties abutting Dixie Park way and Williams Drive. Second reading of the ordi nance to repeal sections 62-51 and 62-53 of the City Code and amend section 62-52 of the City Code as required by Chapter 2011-109, arms and ammunition First reading of the ordinance to vacate and abandoning an ex isting utility easement located at 1500 Summerland Avenue. full agenda and information on www.cityofwinterpark.org and by clicking on Government > City Commission > Packets.City to offer u shots more accessible at convenient lo cations this fall, the City of Win ter Park Fire-Rescue Department at their upcoming Flu Shot Fri days. These clinics will enable citizens to obtain quick and afministered by licensed, insured vaccine, which the National Cen ter for Disease Control recommends once a year. For those insured primarily with Medicare Part B, there is no shot (cash, check, VISA or Mas terCard accepted). will also be offered to those 65 years of age and older. For those insured primarily with Medicare Part B, there is no charge. All oth ers will be charged $45 for the high-dose vaccine. Flu Shot Fridays will take place on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 7, through Novem ber from 8 a.m. to noon; Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Satur day, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to noon; Win ter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave. For additional information on these clinics, please call 407-5993613.Annual fall cleanupThe city of Winter Park is pleased to announce that in addi tion to the annual Spring Clean up, the city also provides a Fall Cleanup during the month of Oc tober just in time for the holiday season. This large-item pickup service will provide a bonus day on which Waste Pro will pick up old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Fall Cleanup or additional informa tion regarding Waste Pro services, please call 407-774-0800. ter.Protect your family from re Maitland City Talk bBY HowardOWARD SchiCHIEfFErdRDEckCKErR MAYOR Winter Park City Talk bBY RandAND Y KnightNIGHT CITY MANAGER www.gulfstatescu.orgWe oer FREE Business Checking407-831-8844 Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com This years theme for Fire Preven tion Week is rather straightfor ward, Protect Your Family from Fire, something we all desire. Whats the best way to protect ask? Why, be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 States in 2009, according to the Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. Thats why Fire Departments nation wide are teaming up with NFPA and each other during the week of Oct. 9-15 to let our communities know: Its Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire! This years campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning. In 2009, 2,565 people died in deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precau tions such as having working cape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove, and always turning off space heat ers before going to bed. Fire can be a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in Maitland Fire Rescue would like to offer the following tips for protecting your home and family are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. at least three feet away from heat ing equipment, like the furnace, space heater. the barbeque grill or other cook ing appliance at least 10 feet away from your home. zone around cooking appliances, or loose electrical cords. Use deep, wide ashtrays on a stur dy table. you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep. always our No. 1 priority, it is not always possible; residents need to provide the best protection to keep their homes and families This can be achieved by developing an escape plan which you practice regularly and equipping homes with life-saving technolo gies such as smoke alarms and The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a each bedroom, outside each sleep ing area, and on every level of the home (including the basement). in the home so when one sounds, they all sound. monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond when tested. home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds. your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out. Households with children should your home, marking two ways out of each room, including win dows and doors. and/or attached garage area. eling your home, consider install The Maitland Fire/Rescue De educational programs at both pub lic and private schools during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the month of October to promote Its Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire! Through these educational activities, chil dren and their parents can learn more about the power of prevention and available technologies to protect their own families from Prevention Week programs and activities in Maitland, contact Fire Marshal Dennis Marshall at 407539-6228 or dmarshall@itsmymai tland.com. To learn more, visit shall Maitland Fire/Rescue Depart mentCity Council Agenda of Oct. 10, 2011 Public Hearings:Ordinance Petition #2011-02 Chapter 7.5 Land Development Procedures Ordinance Petition # 201101(AZ) and Land Development Regulation AmendmentDecisions: Re-instate K-9 Program Join the Drug Enforcement Ad ministration Tactical Diversion Task Force Resolution Referendum Elec tion Economic Development Tax Exemptions For updates, visit www.itsmymaitland.com

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 7 Winter Park / Maitland Observer This is a big deal to us but its not such a big deal for him, Shepard said. The city has until December to adopt the land-use amendment before it has to start the Department of Community Affairs review process over. Not approving the amendment wouldnt stop Ravaudage from moving forward, but it would change its appearance. Does he need it to develop? No, Community Development Director Dick Wells said. Does he need it to do what he wants to do? Yes. The City Council voted unanimously to table the vote on the amendment and have city staff work with the developer to re solve the utility charges. I think if any Maitland citizen out a way to collect our money. I support holding up on this and waiting for the check, Council woman Bev Reponen said.Dening RavaudageRavaudage developers have slowly purchased land over a 14year period in more than a dozen city blocks bordered at the south end by Lee Road and spanning from U.S. Highway 17-92 at the east to Bennett Road at the west, and bordered at the north by Lake Avenue. The project is moving forward in Winter Park, as the City Commission irons out details in order to annex 54 acres of Orange Coun ty land into the city for the proj ect. Winter Parks city attorney is scheduled to give an update on the annexation at the Oct. 10 Com mission meeting. Maitland was originally slated to have 17 acres of the project in its city limits but Bellows stepped back from that plan in August, saying it would be easier to have the entire project within one municipality. Winter Park and MaiBellows to keep Maitland a part of the original deal. The Ravaudage project is in 26. I dont think were sure what the project will look like in Mait land, if at all. Wells agreed that the project is changing but that Bellows objective remains the same. I would say the focus of what Mr. Bellows wants to do has come closer and closer to the objective a CDD (Community Development District) on the entire property that he owns and annex 17 acres into Maitland after its all said and done, Wells said. A Community Development District collects property and util ity taxes to support its own infra structure. Bellows also plans to charge the projects businesses a 1 percent user tax. Im generally supportive of what I think is Ravaudage, Bo nus said, adding that he hopes to see more of the projects retail de velopment in Maitland. A lot of the concentration of high ad valorem revenue development seems to be concentrated in the southern sector, which would leave the Maitland sector for sup port-role project components such as parks, roads, ponds. 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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 8 Winter Park / Maitland Observer THURSDAY Y The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St. for a program on A Gift for Teaching. Visit ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. FRIDAY Y Panera Bread cafes will donate $2 from the sale of every pink ribbon bagel coffee mug and 100 percent of the proceeds from every pink ribbon bagel sold on Friday, Oct. 7, to MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. The second annual Golf for the Kids beneting B.A.S.E. Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation is Friday, Oct. 7 at the Reunion Resort and Club. Regis tration begins at 11 a.m. For tickets visit efscharitygolf.com On Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. is Haus of Hollie Fashion Show to benet the SPCA at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort. Visit Ohs-Spca.org/Events Ruthless! The Musical will be at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Or ange Ave., from Oct. 7-29. Visit Win terParkPlayhouse.org The Breakthrough Theatre of Win ter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the Jane Anderson play, LLooking For Normal, from Oct. 7-23. Call 407-920-4034. SATURDAY Y Greater Maitland 5K run/walk is Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m. Pre-event activi ties are at Orangewood Presbyterian Church 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Reg ister online at Orangewood.org/5K. On-site registration is available. The Winter Park Autumn Art Fes tival, presented by Florida Blue and Subaru, returns for its 38th year on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit Autum nArtFestival.com From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, the Winter Park Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees free health screenings. Plus, throughout October receive the seasonal u/H1N1 vaccine for $15. Visit FloridaBlue.com The Baldwin Bark third annual charity dog wash will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Village Center, beneting Kids Beating Cancer. Visit BaldwinBark.com Pet E Extravaganza is Saturday, Oct 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in the Kmart Plaza on U.S. Highway 17-92 and Lee Road. Visit Winter ParkLostPets.com SUNDAY Y Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is Oct. 9-15. The grand nale fashion show is on Saturday evening in Central Parks West Meadow. Tick ets are available at ParkAvenueFash ionWeek.com A reception honoring the work of wa tercolor artists Sy Rosefelt and John Koehler is on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park. Call 407-644-6149. TUEESDAY Y Four students from the Rollins College Debate Team will debate normalizing relations with Cuba on Tuesday, Oct.11 at 7 p.m. at the University Club Winter Park. Visit UniversityClubWinterPark.org or call 407-644-6149. WEEDNEESDAY Y The opening reception of the work of Brandy Renee is Oct. 12 from 5-9 p.m. at Corners Custom Picture Framing at 1909 Aloma Ave., Suite A. Visit BRenee.comOCT. 13Fun with Flowers is at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. Reser vations are required by Oct. 7. Call 407-644-5770. The Newcomers of Central Florida Autumn Game Day Fundraiser is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Escondido Clubhouse, 20 Escon dido Circle, Altamonte Springs. Con tact 407 971-3911. The Bach Festival Societys Fte at Feliz fundraiser is Thursday, Oct 13, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For tickets, call the box ofce at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org Central Florida Anthropological Societys Oct.13 meeting will be at Harry P. Leu Gardens at 7 p.m. Con tact kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321948-3994. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Calendar 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 Beer Garden Park Avenue Sidewalk Sale 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 Brandy Renee opening reception

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 9 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles As the Czech Republic celebrates its independence this month, a key party favor the replica of a long ago destroyed statue has Winter Park to thank for its inclusion. The main attraction for the celebration in the capital city of Prague has its roots just off Aloma Avenue at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. The mu seum, which showcases the work of the Czech-born American artist Albin Polasek, helped to recreate a 1928 sculpture the artist made of President Woodrow Wilson who played a role in the formation of Czechoslo vakia after World War I to honor the dip lomatic relationship between the U.S. and the now-Czech Republic. The original statue on display in Prague was said to have been torn down and de stroyed in 1941 by German forces that occu pied Czech territory after the United States declared war on Germany. The statue can be thought of as Polas eks proudest accomplishment and biggest disappointment, said Debbie Komanski, the executive director of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, because of the hard work of both the museum and the advocacy group American Friends of the Czech Republic, Polaseks honor was re stored when a replica of his Woodrow Wil son monument was revealed, Komanski said. And she, along with several other Po lasek trustees, was there to see it.HeadhuntWhen Robert Doubek, the founder of the American Friends of the Czech Republic, began his research of the Woodrow Wilson Monument in 2006, he was lead to Koman ski and the Polasek Museum and Founda tion, which owns the copyrights to Polas eks intellectual property. From there the two organizations collaborated in hopes of recreating the monument in the most accu rate way possible. With documentation that the Germans had reduced the statue to rubble, they thought the scaling and modeling would have to be done through 80-year-old, grainy photos of the sculptures original unveiling in 1928. That was until they heard rumors that part of the statue was still intact, hidden away by Czechs during the Nazi occupa tion.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER AAlbin Polasek Museums Gary HHollingsworth and Debbie Komanski traveled to the Czech RRepublic. From Polasek to Prague SSARAH WILSON OObserver SStaff Please see pPOLASEK Page 20 INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF IN THEATERS OCTOBER 21WWW.JOHNNY-ENGLISH.COMPASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. ONE PASS PER ADULT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. RATED PG. SEATING IS LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PASS FOR TWO, SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE TOJOHNNYENGLISHORLANDO@ALLIEDIM.COM GET 2 FREE ADMISSIONS WITH THIS COUPONExchange this coupon at the Ticket/Will Call tent located at the main entrance to the tournament for two Good Any One Day tickets. Valid October 17 23, 2011. THIS COUPON IS VOID IF SOLD OR BARTERED. This coupon is redeemable for two (2) tickets which provides two (2) people with Grounds Only access for any one (1) day during to the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort. Subject to availability and capacity limits. Coupon must be surrendered at time of redemption. This coupon: (i) is not valid with any other sweepstake or other consumer promotion. Course rules and policies apply. Player appearances subject to change without notice. DisneyOS Observer CMNHC Ad 4C.indd 1 9/18/11 3:06 PM PHOTO cCOURTESY OF pPOLASEK mMUSEUmM The statue was recreated using the original, right.

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 10 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A tiny 30-legged school bus made its way down the sidewalk along Maitlands Sandspur Road on the morning of Sept. 28. Mother Don na Hardwick led the way toward Lake Sybelia Elementary with about 15 kids in tow, part of a new program thats aiming to make parents more aware of the option of kids walking to school. Its not just about keeping the right thing to do. Creeping slowly down the sidewalk, the third week of Sy belias weekly walking school bus campaign looked more like a parade than a simple walk to school. Tiny handheld signs inter mittently bobbed up and down, held aloft by tinier hands. Up front, two girls and a boy held a banner stretched the breadth of them. A tiny red-haired girl rushed up to help hold it up, but changed her mind and raised a tiny sign of her own. A few footsteps behind, two more walked along inside a card board cutout shaped like a painted yellow school bus, their heads poking out the windows as they walked synchronously. bit more than a handful in this group, co-organizer Missy Mitchell said. Now there are dozens in two buses meeting up at the school from a pair of neighbor hoods nearby. I hope more people participate every week, Mitchell said. Its fun, and the parents dont even have to go. We can pick their kids up. Walking along in the middle of the bus in a day-glow green vest, Joy Marcil is thinking a lot further than her own neighbor hood. As the walking school bus leader steers this tiny group to ward school every Wednesday, shes already putting in place ties. Shes using Sybelia as a test bed. Beyond this, it could get much bigger, she said. I thought this would be a great pilot program, Marcil said. There are already other walkto-school programs statewide and nationally, but on Wednes day, Oct. 5, International Walk To School was the biggest of them all. That day Lake Sybelia, along with three other Maitland and Winter Park schools, participated in the event. That massive program started in Chicago in 1997, the same year that the Safe Routes to School program hit the pavement for drivers aware of kids walking to school and keeps parents aware of the option. The latter pushes for funds to build safer routes for kids to take. Making the turn from Sand spur Road as they met up with the second group, the bus walkers held aloft signs from both of those programs, making an odd spectacle out of an otherwise nor mal group walk to school. For parent Natasha Stone, the program has almost turned into a bit of pro-walking activism. A couple weeks ago, she started by bringing sons Ryon, 7, and Colin, 3, the younger of the two riding ers backpacks. Then she started knocking on neighbors doors. I always hound my street, Stone said. Im at every door. And the numbers have kept gram. Now the founding parents are looking into bringing more neighborhoods into the mix. Hopefully theyre love it so much theyll just keep going, Marcil said. FamilyCalendar The opening of the Learning & Cultural Center at the Maitland Public Library is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 501 S. Mait land Ave. Dress is casual business attire. RSVP to Sean at 407-6477700. Orlando Repertory Theatre presents the Newbery Medal winning classic A Wrinkle In Time from Thursday, Oct. 6, to Nov. 6 with performances on Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more infor mation, call 407-896-7365 or visit OrlandoRep.com Movie in the Park featuring Tangled is 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Quinn Strong Park in Mait land. Bring your blankets and chairs and the city will bring you the stars. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more information. Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring The Fly is Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Free pop corn will be provided for everyone. Rain date will be Oct. 27. Contact 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.org for more information. Whole Foods Winter Parks par ents morning out is on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Al legro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free ve-minute massage compliments of Take 5 Massage. St. Mary Magdalen Church, 861 Maitland Ave., presents CommunityFest 2011, Come On And Safari With Us! on Oct. 21-23. CommunityFest features non-stop live entertainment, a 21-booth international food court, midway rides and games for all ages, and a spectacular super rafe. The super rafe grand prize this year is a 2012 Ford Fiesta or $15,000 in cash. The opening parade will be 6 p.m. on Friday night. For more information, visit www.stmarymagdalen.org and click on the CommunityFest link. Whole Foods Winter Parks Hal loween Kids Club is Sunday, Oct. 30. It features cookie decorating from 1-2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating from 2-3 p.m. All ghosts and goblins, ages 12 and younger are welcome and are en couraged to wear their costume. 4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., has kicked off its giveback program for football season. Each school has a sand wich Edgewater High has the Screaming Eagle and Winter Park High has the Wildcat. 4R will donate 10 percent of these sales through Oct. 31. 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 Learn moreCall Joy Marcil at 407-558-1429 for more information about Lake Sybelia Elementarys walking school bus program. Visit WalktoSchool.org and saferoutesinfo. org for more information about the national programs.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER CChildren walk to school on SSept. 28 with the walking school bus program.Whats yellow and has 30 legs? IISAAC BBABCOCK OObserver SStaff SCAN HERE Use your smartphones QR R code reader app to view more photos or visit wpmobserver.com/photos/galleries

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 11 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The art festival season is in full swing with free art festivals every weekend throughout Florida. Last weekend gave us glorious fall weather for the best Maitland Rotary Art Festival on record, and this weekend, the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival returns to Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. Showing Florida artists exclusively, 150 outstanding artists are selected to display their works in ceramics, crafts, jewelry, painting, photog raphy and sculpture. More than 200,000 visitors set an attendance record in 2010, many of those art lovers helping support our Florida artists by purchasing original art. In addition, attendees will childrens art workshops and a beer garden. Visit autumnartfesti val.com or call 407-644-8281. A musical farceLeave it to the dynamic duo at the funniest, fall-out-of-yourseat musicals to bring to Central Florida, and Ive been waiting for this one. Opening this week is Ruthless! The Musical, a farce that draws from characters from Eve, Gypsy, The Women and Valley of the Dolls. In the stage-door plot, 8-year-old Tina knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part. The Daily News called it hilarious beyond praise, and artistic director Roy Alan said Weve wanted to do this show for more than eight years and are ecstatic that Florida. Ruthless! plays at the Winter Park Playhouse through Oct. 29. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.orgToo good for heavenWhat better place than The Abbey to produce a musical called Altar Boyz? The story of a heavenly boy band out to save the world one screaming boys Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham sing their way around the country, work ing miracles with their hits Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait and Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone. Mixing angelic voices, sinful choreography and a touching story, Altar Boyz will be performed at The Abbey from Wednesday, Oct. 12, to Nov. 13. The Abbey is the new mixed-use theater/bar at 100 S. Eola Drive in downtown Orlando, a space designed to accommodate every thing from concerts to community theater. Visit AbbeyOrlando. com. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb.com or by calling 1-866-468-7630.A Wrinkle in TimeThe Orlando Repertory Theatre continues its theater for children series with A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from the award-winning book by Madeleine LEngle. The play begins, as so many adventure stories do, on a dark and stormy night. Celebrating the power of the imagination, this fantasy-adventure sends three children across space and time where they must learn to rely on their individual strengths in or der to rescue their father. Perfor mances take place on weekends through Nov. 6 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre in Loch Haven Park. Visit orlandorep.com or call 407-896-7365. A Night at the OscarsMemorable music from the greatincluding Ben-Hur, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz will highlight the Orlando Philharmonics concert titled A Night at the Oscars. On Satur day, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the orchestra will perform as memorable movie scenes are projected on a huge screen above the stage. The program is conducted by Dirk Meyer and narrated by Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie. A Night at the Oscars is created by John Gober man, the Emmy-winning producer of Live from Lincoln Center, and has played to sold-out audi ences throughout the world. Its at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Josh Garrick Festival season 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 >

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 12 Winter Park / Maitland Observer As the gardening year begins in Florida, it is time to make the tough choices over what to plant in our limited garden space and time. Take into consideration our growing conditions of a spring-like autumn, frost-punctuated winter, and summer-threatened spring. Although we can garden almost year round, the staccato seasons keep our selection matrix fever ously processing. Speaking of the matrix, I have seen numerous graphic representations of decision-making grids. Usually applied to some business productivity model, these crosshatch designs can help organize our fuzzy ideas into a focused plan. Even with our crop selection plotted in black and white, selecting the crops for the food we nourish our bodies with is never a turnkey process. Centered on a blank sheet of paper, draw a large plus symbol. On the vertical cult at the bottom. On the horizontal line, label it Like and Yuck at opposite ends. Create one of these pages for each garden ing season. On the back of these pages, list what crops you want to grow in your garden for that season. Each crop you choose to plant will have two factors: how much you like them and how easy they are to grow. On your crop lists, rate your crops by these two factors. Now we can plot them on a monthly planting matrix. I like beans and they are easy to grow. I will plot them high on both the easy and like categories. Tomato transplants can still be set out, I like them, but they require extra care. Tomatoes will be high on the like axis line, but rate me grow, but I just dont like it, so it produces another grid coordinate. After plotting your crop choices for a season, clarity will form as clusters on the matrix. The quadrant of easy/like is our no-brainer planting choice. Other groups of plotted crops will require more of our time to decide whether to plant or not. Some decisions will be based on a labor of love, others on practical production for the quadrant can be left for next year! Special note: Many gardening events are springing up all over town as our growing year begins. To get involved, just visit the Sundew Gardens or Simple Living Institute Facebook pages, call an IFAS Extension Agent or Master Gardener, attend any number of gardening festivals, or drop by my booth at the Audubon Park Com munity Market on Monday evenings. Opinion/ Editorial Shooting for four stars So many options Letters to the Editor but when it cannibalizes old business to survive, everyone in the city should have a problem with it. Commissioner Carolyn Cooper had a point at the Sept. 26 meeting when she suggested that the proposed Alfond Inn, to be built by Rollins College, might have an adverse impact on existing hotels in the area, namely the Park Plaza Hotel on Park Avenue and Mt. Vernon Inn along U.S. Highway 17-92. She suggested that the Alfond Inn strive for a four-star rating or above to avoid killing off its three-star competition. Hotels with the same star rating within the same area do compete with each other. They can potentially take away each others business. In the case of the Mt. Ver non Inn, whose owner spoke up in protest at that meeting, its had little competition within Winter Parks borders for much of its more than half a century of existence. Undoubtedly some patrons who may otherwise have slept at the Mt. Vernon Inn will seek out the Alfond Inn instead. Itll ern clientele in mind. Folks who are looking for a nighttime hot spot and lounge thats just a block or two from other Park Avenue restaurants and lounges. Will the Alfond Inn take away cus tomers from the Park Plaza Hotel along Park Avenue? It seems to be in far greater jeopardy of losing customers by location alone. Its far closer than the Mt. Vernon Inn. But if the City Commission doesnt vote in favor of stratifying the class of the will decide for them. What neither of those hotels will be able to boast is a philanthropic basis for exist directly into the Alfond Scholars Fund, which will provide scholarships for needy students as well as feeding into an endow ment to keep the school going. Theres no discounting the value of Rollins students frequently well-heeled parentage patronizing a high class hotel to help raise money for scholarship funds for less amply funded students. Coupled with the idea of a bustling new hot spot for Winter Park residents and visitors, the whole idea seems more than win-win. Its a shoo-in. Its a slam dunk. Its what that empty tract of land along Interlachen Avenue has been waiting for. Commissioners could hardly hide their excitement at the last Commission meeting when they discussed plans, even with the seemingly immense roadblock of parking capacity still looming in the path of the project. But with nearby businesses and churches already on board to offer up parking for the hotel, that vital part of the plan could be easier to solidify than the massive gap in the hotels parking capacity would let on. The inevitability of the project was obvious by the end of that meeting, even if some major parts of the planning had yet to be completed. But the Commission should tread carefully in allowing a 100,000-square-foot hotel to spring up without considering the consequences. For local businesses in a down economy, and with travel also suffering for years, those consequences could be dire.Roney is somethingAfter reading the Louis Roney column Play On! of Sept. 29 (Amusing musings), I must make a comment. Louis Roney is constitutionally and genetically incapable of doing nothing! He has accomplished more doing nothing in the last half of his life than most people will ever achieve in their whole lifetimes, no matter how much they plan to do or are able to do. That is a blessing to all of us. Keep it up, Louis!Lorraine Wood OrlandoAds for buses make senseDuring the school year, school buses are a familiar sight in the community. School transportation is a fundamental aspect of education, with children needing the appropriate transportation to travel to and from school. However, in light of the volatile nature of oil prices coupled with the economic downturn, school districts are looking for new ways to promote ing resources. A unique opportunity to realize a new revenue stream for district transportation is in the form of school bus advertisements. by noting that public transportation is no stranger to advertisements. In Washington, D.C., the walls that the Metro travels through have ads on them, while here in Central Florida, our Lynx buses have a variety of advertisements on them, ranging from public service information to UCF colors. As Lynx notes, more than 2.4 million people per month see their the Federal Transit Administration noted that the overarching conclusion is that transit advertising is well-positioned to grow . Estimates from organizations that are already involved in public and school transportation advertisements have provided estimates that, based on Orange Countys 959 routes, a monthly revenue stream could be in the ballpark of $240,000, with school year (10-month) revenue at $2.4 million. Seminole County, with 390 routes, could see an estimated school year revenue amount of $975,000. Since advertisements have been introduced to school buses in various areas throughout the country, there has not been one recorded accident involving a bus with an advertisement or due to a driver being distracted by such an advertisement. Surely, such an opportunity should be reviewed and discussed. to public school transportation, which would provide school districts the advertisements are appropriate for their district, and if so, how they may go about procuring such business while maintaining the integrity of the familiar yellow bus, promoting age and social appropri ate businesses, while ensuring, foremost, the safety of the riders. In this bill, there tisements that would be inappropriate for school transportation. No socially questionable, politically related or ageinappropriate advertisements would be permitted, similar to the restrictions that other public entities have such as Lynx. Additionally, signs would be limited to a size that would in no way compromise the safety features of the bus, such as the red stop signs or the emergency door. Revenue earned from this program would be given back to the district, with a certain allocation going toward fuel costs, and the rest being used at the discretion for the district to use. I have already received positive feedback for this initiative. Several companies have expressed their interest in being able to pursue this media opportunity, while others have noted how this new source of revenue could help alleviate the increasing burden of fuel costs. In 2009-10, OCPS spent $6.3 million alone this current school year is $9.5 million. I look forward to presenting this bill in Tallahassee. If you would like additional informa tion on this or any other state agency or issue, please do not hesitate to contact an honor to serve you. Florida Rep. Bryan Nelson District 38 Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO IS CC AREY > Each crop you choose to plant will have two factors: how much you like them and how easy they are to grow. Theres no discounting the value of Rollins students frequently well-heeled parentage patronizing a high class hotel to help raise money for scholarship funds for less amply funded students.

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 13 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Louis Roney Chris Jepson To lost innocence and found pleasures Harrys daughter Most weekdays I can sit in my backyard and hear only the chirpings of birds. Rumble from a distant road serves as a reminder that regardless of ones momentary reverie, another world does exist and that it will inevitably encroach. Some afternoons a neighbors children, two delightful little girls, are unleashed from their home with uncontrollable glee, gig gling and howling with life and unadulterated joy. And in those delightful moments the younger, true to form, howls Mommeee, there is such sweetness in the universe. These children in these moments present the sublimity of life. And then, poof, gone. So, too, the tranquility. Sigh. to the dead a curious thing. Often decked they are garlands to the dead commemorating the sorrow of life for the living. Its as if illegal Hondurans were hired to construct the memorial. Months later, covered in road grime, the fake red and and distended by Floridas sun. Some times, the grieving leave a stuffed animal, frequently a teddy bear or the like. Inevi tably the belly bloats, rips apart and as you whip by at 60 miles an hour, you look whirling in the wind. This is where Sarah Sue died when Tucker, three sheets to the wind, left the road. This is where Sarah Sues moms life inconsolable with grief ended. Sigh. Ive a modest proposal. As important as it is to remember the dead, it is critical to commemorate being alive. Particularly where we grew, matured or thrived as a human being. Its a self-indulgent (and arent we humans, after all, so very selfindulgent) little statement, one of those Kilroy was here proclamations. A bea con, a remembrance of things past, to the Say Sarah Sue survived and she and Tucker lived happily ever after. But once upon a time, when in the full splendor of their glorious youth, they lost their virginity together in the woods just off 110th Street. Why not a little shrine to that quintessential event, a little memo rial to lost innocence and found pleasure? A modest stone etched to say SS & T found themselves in pleasure. It was such joy. Spring 2001. Suh-weeeet! Or, say that youre in college and during one incredible lecture the quintessential light bulb clicks on for you changing your lifes direction. It was a eureka moment! Life was never the same again. Why not an unpretentious brass plate attached to a nearby wall that sim ply states: In this classroom during the fall 1966 term, DJFs intellectual boundar ies were pushed way back. And it was joy. In garages where PCs were created or kitchens where Veg-O-Matics emerged, place markers acknowledging the event. a tree: In this building in 1983, CRJ was liberating, life-expanding gift. And joy ultimately followed. It is suggested that our biggest chal lenge as human beings is being in the moment. Do seize the birds transcendent song. Embrace the childs joyful, exuber ant laughter. Lifes moments. Times of found pleasures. Acknowledge. Revel. Mark. And repeat. John Kennedy said, Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. People bought that idea and loved Kennedy for it while they were loving the good old USA even more. Today many people seem to think of our government in a gimmie mode, where I wanna is constantly brewing in the back of their minds. Even worse, many people, such as George Soros, identify themselves as hating the U.S. because of our free enterprise system, or for other, even more arcanely ominous, reasons. JFK was the anomalous son of irascible Joe Kennedy, who owned a movie studio and kept a famous beautiful movie star as his mistress. Joe also had time to be ambassador to the Court of St. James in London until the Brits demanded his re call because his sentiments seemed to lean toward the German Third Reich. Joes per sonal life interfered with his noble service to his country. After the death of FDR, I got to know Margaret Truman in New York during my vocal days. I told her that I thought her father was the best president of my lifetime, which had included Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. asked. Well, I certainly never expected it from a rather obscure Missouri senator. When FDR died in April 1945, I was in the Navy, teaching gunnery in Anacostia, D.C. A guy walked in and told our room There was a pause then the whole class as one man said, my God, Truman! Margaret, after 12 years, no one could imagine anyone but Roosevelt as president, especially during the war. My dad knew that very well, Marga ret said. But, I said, he surprised the country by his simple moral strength, his great common sense and his overwhelming patriotism. It would be unreasonable to ask that a U.S. president come from an apolitical background. Truman inherited a situation of which the American public was mostly ignorant for a long time, FDR had been a very ill man, and the presidency had become too much for him, although only a few people close to him knew that fact. Truman, who had been an artillery cap tain in France in WWI, was conditioned to the kind of discipline of a military life. We in the various services liked and respected Harry Truman. Years later in New York, Columbia Art ists Management, my management, got the idea that Margaret and I might sing a tour in joint recital, as her solo singing was not quite doing the job by itself. We met in Sidney Dietchs vocal studio and talked it over, but Margaret could never decide on the two or three opera duets that would be obligatory, and that was that. Margaret did not have a profes sionals voice, but who could fault her for touring the U.S. with every local Democrat obligated to buy her concert tickets? In 1956, long out of the White House, Margaret Truman married Clifton Daniel, a brilliant man who became managing editor of The New York Times. Margaret and Clifton had four sons while she slipped quietly out of a national limelight she had never really enjoyed. 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 IS RRONEY > CANT WAIT TO WATc C H SAM DOT THAT I. NNATALIE BLAIWEs S CAMPEs S E SAM YOU INs S PIRE ALL OF Us S TO Ac C HIEVE MORE IN LIFE! RROs S E MMcCGONIg G AL TTEARs S RAN DOWN MY FAc C E WHEN II READ THIs S. SAM WAs S sS Uc C H A PLEA sS URE TO TEAc C H! II LOVE THAT THE OTHER KIDs S ARE sS O Acc CC EPTINg G AND THAT HE HAs S THRIVED AT WPHWPH S! II gG IVE HIs S PARENTs S sS O MUc C H cC REDIT FOR HIs S sS Uc C cC Ess SS. DDAWN HHALLIb B URTON DDUNHAM SAM Is S DEFINITELY NOT THE bB OY WHO ENTERED [M MAITLAND MMIDDLE ScC HOOL] FIVE YEARs S Ag G O. HHE HAs S gG ROWN IN TO QUITE THE YOUNg G MAN AND HAs S UNDENIAb B LY MADE A PRO FOUND IMPAc C T ON ALL OUR LIVEs S. TTHIs S sS TORY bB ROUg G HT THE bB Igg GG Es S T sS MILE TO MY FAc C E TODAY II AM sS O PROUD OF HIM! A ALEXA UUgG ARTE KKOKOTOFF Heres what folks on wpmobserver.com had to say about Blending in, standing out, the Sept. 15 story about Winter Park High student Sam Hagan, who doesnt let Down syn drome hold him back from following his dreams. Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 15 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Ballet, vampires and high fashion will come together in Winter Park during the culminating runway show at Harrietts Fifth Annual Park Avenue Fashion Week, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 9. The Orlando Ballet Company put together a customized dance to promote their new ballet, Vam to ever hit Park Avenues runway on Oct. 15. In just four days, Austin Walker, production consultant for fashion week and national accounts manager for Karls event services, the same company that builds the tents for New York and Miamis fashion weeks, will transform 20,000 square feet of the West Meadow in downtown Win ter Park for a week of cocktails, champagne and of course, clothes. Retailers along the Avenue will also be hosting trunk shows and special events. fashion week, a freak storm came through and the outdoor show got rained out. So we all sat down and said we really need to take this to the tents, Walker said. And when the event came to the tents, thats what really gave it the credibility, like yeah, this is Fash ion Week. And this year, the VIP lounge is back with an urban chic theme, VIP chair Scot D. Vaughn said. More than a week The fashion week preview events began on Oct. 1 with the Mercedes Benz kick-off party, followed by the Best of Both Parks party at Hue Restaurant in downtown Or lando, which Vaughn said had a turnout of more than 400 people. week party was held outside of Winter Park, Walker said. It was a tremendous success. These events are only the be ginning of the more than 70 events that will be happening during Park Avenue Fashion Week. Beginning on Oct 9, there will be seven days of trunk shows, de signer meet-and-greets, jewelry extravaganzas, VIP parties and previews at stores and restaurants along Park Avenue, all leading up urday, Oct. 15, where last years emerging designer contest winner, Maria Roman, will get a chance to showcase her collection. Parks Project RunwayThis year, a Project Runwaytime, said Paige Blackwelder, cochair and co-owner of Tuni. For the contest, participants were given a kit from Winter Park Memo rial Hospital and had to use hospital material to create interesting fashions. They all came up with some really creative fabulous designs, Blackwelder said. They turned out so interesting that we hope to put them on the runway. Tuni, a participating boutique located on Park Avenue South, was the location for the emerging designer party on Oct. 5, where customers got a chance to meet designers and judges and see their collections. Also on the line-up is the one of the biggest preview events that makes for one of Luma on Parks biggest nights, Walker said. It is the John Craig | Current party, which is a red carpet event that began in 2009.Finale showBut by far the biggest event is the runway show on Saturday, Oct. 15, where there will be a VIP lounge with complimentary hors doeuvres and a swag bar, four sky lounges with bottle service, private entrance, private butler and a 52-inch plasma screen, and where a surprise celebrity will time ever. Its just one big party with good music, beautiful people and high fashion, Walker said. And even in the midst of the glitz and glam, planners of the event have not forgotten about giving back to the community, as a portion of the proceeds from the fashion week and 100 percent of the cover charge for the John Craig | Current party will go to the American Heart Association.The American Heart Associations Go Red For Women campaign is the perfect fit as Park Avenue Fashion Weeks event charity since the Go Red symbol is a fashionable red dress, plus PAFW will help to empower Winter Park residents to be proactive about their heart health.  From a simple red dress, to a sensual, organic piece, Go Red this season! ART APPRAISAL DAY! 2011 French breakfast and lunchNOW OPEN!906 W. Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park (corner of Denning and Fairbanks)407-975-06007:30am 2:30pm Monday-Saturday10% off with this ad Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is a seven-day (Oct. 9-15) celebration of the local fashion retail and design community. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the Park Avenue Area Association set out to create an event that would repre sent Winter Park and its fashions. Since its conception in 2007, HPAFW is held every fall with a week full of fashionable events hosted by the boutiques of Park Avenue and Hannibal Square. The grand finale is the fashion show held in downtown Winter Parks West Meadow, where a prominent tent display, designed by New Yorks Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks venue designers, lights the night sky. Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Weeks goal is to bring the essence of fashion and merge it with function to showcase Winter Park and its elegance.About Fashion Week ARcCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK OBSERVER STAFF Park A A venue Fashion Week culminates in a runway show SSaturday, OOct. 15. Fashion events hit AvenueMEISHA PERRIN OObserver SStaff

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 16 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Three hundred performances, more than 30 different roles, two books and his own music theater studio program in Europe 65-year professional singing career. But hes not done yet. Owens, an adjunct voice professor at Rollins College since 1992 and former Or lando Opera Company director, will hold his own voice recital, celebrating his life, career, voice and love of music on Saturday, Oct. 15, two days before his 80th birthday. This recital will capture what I have to say in this part of my life, Owens said. The program will start with old age and end with life. From visions of aging to his old dreams of going to sea, an ode to his home state of Texas, and years spent in Europe in between, For the Love of Singing will in versely chronicle tales from Owens lengthy career. Gift of givingThe recital, though free to attend, will func for Rollins College and Central Florida stu dents who wish to attend Owens studyabroad Music Theater Bavaria program in Oberaudorf, Germany. He says it is his birthday wish to be able to continue to help the communitys next generation of vocal performers succeed on a professional level. He hopes that through will get that chance. Having studied and performed exten sively in Europe himself, Owens said all those who seek to perform professionally should have the opportunity to learn and experience the arts and ways of Europe, which led him to start the Music Theater Bavaria program in 2000. The studio has been a business combining what I did and what I should have learned, he said. His wife, Rolann Owens, who also serves as artistic director and choreogra pher for the program, said her husbands greatest passion in life has always been that of teaching and sharing his craft with his students. Hes always put forth a great generos ity of talent and time to help his students get a start in life, she said. For him, it is all about using their talents in the best way possible.Filling in the gapsFor his recital, Owens is highlighting not only his own talents, but also those of his friends, former students and colleagues. The baritone singer said each chapter of the program focuses on a different time in his career and will be segued together by interlude performances by close friends and colleagues. I wanted to include people I had worked in the gaps and interludes. Included in those performances will be Rollins College coworker and assistant professor of voice Julie Foster singing a to while teaching at Music Theater Bavaria, and a performance by Melissa and Brian Minyard, Owens former students and Broadway veterans. Ive always believed students are a re said, and I think people will see that.Singing at 80Owens said its not a miracle that he can still belt it out at 80, but the result of a gift of great genes. My paternal grandfather that I barely knew was a singer, Owens said. It must have in some way got passed down to me. Im lucky that my voice is still going. The last time Owens said he performed a show remotely like this one was in 1976, and though hes performed countless times since, it doesnt make this one coupled with his age any easier. I think everyone is scared to death that I cant do this, he said. And that might be including me. But when he lets just a few practice notes bellow through the Rollins College audito rium, its clear that hes still got it. I think thats what this is all about, wanting to continue singing regardless of age, his wife said. Every performer al ways has that voice in them, and they want to prove to everyone else that its still in there. thriveTHRIVE @ 55 andAND beBEYond OND! PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER RRichard O Owens will sing in an 80th birthday celebration on O Oct. 15 that chronicles his own life and raises money for his study-abroad program, Music T Theater BBavaria, taking place in OOberaudorf, Germany. Singing in a milestoneRollins professor holds benet recital to celebrate 80th birthday SSARAH WILSON OObserver SStaff Learn moreRichard Owens For the Love of Singing event is Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College. For more information on the event and the cause, visit www.musictheaterbavaria.org I think everyone is scared to death that I cant do this, Owens said. And that might be including me.

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 17 Winter Park / Maitland Observer One Senior Place, a center offering senior care advice and senior-focused businesses, is expanding to Altamonte Springs. location in Viera, will provide seniors and their caregivers with a one-stop shopping and information resource center for everything from hearing aids and living options to legal advice and counseling. The expected opening date is Febru potential senior-focused businesses. There will also be a showroom featuring potential senior living choices and a resource library with information about all of the areas se nior organizations and businesses. The Orlando area has a tremendous amount of resources, but its all fragment ed, said Karen Precord, director of the Orlando location. We put the pieces together.Finding their way needs in one place is quite a relief for many. For most seniors and their adult children caregivers, this is an overwhelming time, Precord said. Dealing with the new needs that come with becoming seniors is some thing they dont look forward to and arent always prepared for. She said many of the visitors at One Senior Place come in crisis and have no idea where to start. When they do come in they are lost, Precord said. We want to empower them Every family who visits the center is given a free consultation by a care manager and then is pointed in the right direction for the resources they need. Instead of driving all over town, which many seniors arent comfortable with, or calling every business in the phone book, which may not offer what they need, they can come to one place. In Viera, they give these consultations to more than 100 families a month. We know shopping for senior services is not fun, Precord said. We want them to feel relieved. Itll give them an added comfort level, said Peggy Hoyt, of Hoyt and Bryan, an Place. A welcoming placeFor Viera resident Charlotte Chapman, whos been visiting the Viera center since guidance is exactly what she found. When she moved to Florida to be closer to family, she didnt know where to make friends, get information for future needs or get advice and referrals for medical care. Now she said she has great doctors she met through One Senior Place, attends events put on by the centers senior club herself recruiting new visitors. She said One Senior Place has made making deci sions easier for her and others she knows. They walk the talk, Chapman said. They make you feel welcome and at home.Education for familiesOne Senior Place not only gives you their in-house business options, but also lists others that offer the same type of services. So, if it cant be everyones one-stop shop, it is a place to start for clients who want their needs, budget and family. Its a place to get educated on the options. It will also serve as a place for their businesses to host events and educational practice, and she will be holding her work shops there. Nancy Squillacioti, executive director for Alzheimers and Dementia Resource Cening, education and training to families and professionals caring for people with Al zheimers disease and related dementias. They will also be hosting educational semi nars for visitors. Squillacioti said this type of business has been a long time coming, and she cant wait to be a part of a strong network of senior services. I think its really going to help the qual ity of life for the seniors in this community and the people that love them, she said. RENdDERINgG cCOURTESY OF ONE SENIOR pPLACE OOne SSenior Place in A Altamonte SSprings is scheduled to open in FF ebruary and feature 23 businesses. One-stop shop for seniorsOne Senior Place, which offers senior care advice and senior-focused businesses, will expand to Altamonte Springs next year BBRIttTTNI JOHNSON OObserver SStaff Learn moreVisit www.oneseniorplace.com or call Karen Precord at 407-766-9656 for more information about One Senior Place.

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In fact, you can start with some techniques that can reduce the stress your loved one is feeling, enhance their dignity, increase their happiness and even help keep them from becoming further disoriented. Using these techniques, you can help them express emotions that may have been suppressed for years, things like grief, anxiety, frustration or abandonment. Even if your loved one is unable or unwilling to speak, simply acknowledging these emotions can go a long way toward healing. You can try starting with these strategies: fully and think before respond ing. passionate tone of voice. them. using the same tone and cadence of speech. For example: You want to be back in your own home. What would you do there? factual words. Instead of asking them why something happened or why they did what they did, consider asking who, what, where, when and how. body language to create a bond of trust. If they lean in toward you, mirror that action by lean ing toward them. objects, such as a wedding ring, and ask questions associated with those objects. How did Dad propose to you, Mom? Where did you get married? ality and try to understand how their behavior might connect with a basic human need for love, respect or comfort. music. Singing or playing an instrument can help them recall the emotions connected with familiar songs. familiar hobbies to evoke positive memories. As you consider how best to support your loved one, remember that each person is different, and these techniques should be used with their needs and desires in mind. Although there is no cure, validation therapy can be a valuable tool. By treating loved ones as unique individuals with important pasts and meaningful lives, we can stay in touch with the humanity. Naomi Feil, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is a pioneer in validation therapy and will be speaking at the Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Centers (ADRC) 18th Annual Caregiver Conference being held at Winter Park Towers on Nov. 5. For more information or to register, contact Cindi Spurgeon at 407-843-1910, ext. 301 or cindi@ADRCcares.orgResolution comes through validation AAS TOLdD BY NNAOmMI FEIL PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Florida Federation of Garden CClubs celebrated its 50th anniversary in Winter Park on SSept. 17 with a fashion show. Gala in the garden

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 19 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Caregiver Relief and Stress Man agement: Finding Humor in Everyday Life by Nancy Squillacioti will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Donald Palmisano, former head of the Ameri can Medical Association, will be host ing a luncheon on behalf of the Coalition to Protect Patients Rights at the Renaissance Senior Center from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Kinneret Council on Aging is now accepting nominations for their sec ond annual Eight Over 80 honorary dinner held on Sunday, Feb. 26. Sub mit nominations now through Sat urday, Oct. 15. Visit KinneretApart ments.com or call 407-425-4537. Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., will be Thursday, Oct. 20, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-836-7446. The Kinneret Council on Aging will hold a health care expo from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments, 515 Delaney Ave. Kinneret is looking for additional vendors to participate in this event. Contact Leslie at 407-4254537 or lcollin@bellsouth.net The Alzheimers & Dementia Re source Center will host its 18th Annual Caregiver Conference, on Sat urday, Nov. 5, at Winter Park Towers from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. The conference features Naomi Feil, developer of Validation Therapy. To register, contact Cindi Spurgeon at 407-843-1910 ext. 301 or cindi@ ADRCcares.org The Les Grande Dames 2011 Fall Championships, featuring women ranging in age from 35 to 85 compet ing in singles and doubles tennis, is Nov. 3-6 at Winter Park Tennis Center. Entries must be received by Friday, Oct. 28. Visit to Usta.com or call 407-758-0666. The Center for Independent Livings Stroll N Roll will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Harbor Park on Lake Baldwin. Register online at Cil Orlando.org.kintera.org/StrollNRollMaitland Senior Center eventsThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit ItsMyMaitland. com Basic Italian Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free. and Friday in October at 9 a.m. for YY oga Bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2. Knit & Crochet group every Monday in October at 10 a.m. 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Must be uent in French. October at 10:30 a.m. for a 2-hour line dance lesson. Cost is $4 to the teacher. ber at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost is $2 to the teacher. ber at 10:30 a.m. for bridge lessons. Come back on Oct. 5 and Oct.19 at 10 a.m. for a morning of bridge with fellow players. 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Must be uent in Spanish. at 11 a.m. for Zumba Gold, geared toward seniors. Cost is $4 to the teacher. recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Cost is $2 to the teacher. Call 407-5396251. the Maitland Senior Center presents free counseling about Medicare, medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans and long-term care. Call 1-800-96 ELDER or visit Flori daShine.orgOrange County Commission On Aging Newsletter for October 2011 St. Anthony Garden Courts is opening in St. Cloud and is taking applications for residents. For more information on this age-and-incomerestricted community, call 321-2843054. cess/medicaid.shtml for assistance programs offered through the state of Florida, including Medicaid assis tance. Healthy Homes Make Healthy Communities will be on Oct. 13 at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Visit AgeInPlace.org/CentralFlor ida/ or call 407-247-7190. Healthy 100 movement at Northland, A Church Distributed, Oct. 14. 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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 Page 20 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Theres a way to possibly reduce the risk of dementia or cognitive impairment, or lessen its impact if it strikes, and it doesnt involve taking a pill. The medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently published a review of the literature to see if there was any evidence of its theory that After looking at 1,600 papers, it reported that, yes, aerobic the risk of dementia and reduced the risk of mild cognitive impair ment. Additionally, exercise helped to slow the diseases after it started. It doesnt happen overnight, of course. In one study, it took six to 12 months for the test results to show up, but the literature showed that participants had better spatial memory and slower loss of brain matter. In another study, brain scans (MRI) showed better connectivity, meaning that the pathways in the brain improved. Even more, exercise was associated with a slowing of dementia caused by small blood vessel disease. What does this mean for us? It means that aerobic exercise, or anything that gets the heart pumping and increases the need for oxygen, results in better pathways stay open and cognitive abilities are preserved or improved. Aerobic exercise, however, doesnt necessarily mean we need to work out at the gym. Daily walks at a rate that pumps up the heart rate a bit, swim ming, seated workouts and More studies need to be done, but the review of all that literature indicates that were on the right track if we exercise. Ask your doctor before you start anything new.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. When you see a doctor and he or she orders tests, you need to know what those results are. If theyre normal, you can relax. If there is a problem, you need to know that as well so there can be a follow up. One way or the other, you expect a call. Back in 2002, the Departof the Inspector General issued a report with recommendations for handling the communication of abnormal test results. A recent inspection to check on the management of test results looked at three areas to see if fur ther improvement is necessary: 1) Whether the written poli cies effectively cover the communication of critical test results for radiology, lab and pathology; 2) whether practitioners notify patients of critical test results within the correct time frame; and 3) whether practitioners notify patients of normal test results. The recent inspection and report Management of Test Results in Veterans Health Administration Facilities checked outpatient test results at 25 VHA facilities. Patients not informed (at all) of critical lab results: 4 percent; of critical radiology results: 11 per cent. Patients not informed within the required time frame of critical radiology results: 10 percent; of critical pathology results: 12 percent. Patients not informed (at all) of normal pathology results: 45 percent. When youre getting medical care, you need to be proactive. When a doctor orders tests, write down what those tests are for. Starting at the 72-hour mark after the tests are done, call your doctor and leave a message, saying that youd like the results of your tests. The reason: The results of most tests will be completed by then. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Finding the real head really brought the project together, he said.Handling the projectKomanski, as well as other Polas ek Foundation trustees including Gary Hollingsworth and Michael Kakos, felt the statue needed to be recreated as realistically as posmanski said, was a key to this. In sculpture, having the face be identical really ensures the character of it, she said. To maintain other aspects of authenticity, they recruited Czech sculptors to recreate the monument and used elements from the same Czech quarry that Polasek used in the original. Portrayed in both the original and newly cast version of Polas eks bronze depiction of Woodrow Wilson, the late-president stands nearly 11-feet tall draped in a cloak with stars on the shoulders notable, however, Komanski said, are his hands. Wilsons arms are laid down his sides, but his hands are arched. Komanski said Polasek was al ways known for the way he sculpt ed hands, and that Wilsons in the monument are no exception. His hands are outstretched in an image of peace and calm, it says that everything is going to be OK, Komanski said. On the plaque attached to the statue is the quote by Wilson, The world must be made safe for de mocracy. This was a saying, Ko manski said, the Czechs took to heart, labeling Wilson the godfather of democracy. The honor to craft such a sym bolic statue was not lost on Po lasek, thus making its destruction even more devastating to the art ist. The reason the museum is so thrilled that this is happening is that this is making something right, said Gary Hollingsworth, one of the Polasek Foundation trustees making the trip to Prague. Albin was wronged during this period, and Im sure if he is looking down, hes got a big, broad Czech-smile on his face right now, because we have returned what was destroyed. polasekPOLASEK | C ONTINUEONTINUED FROFROM pP Ag GE 9 Learn moreFor more information on events and programs sponsored by the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, visit www. polasek.org. To learn more about the Woodrow Wilson Monument and the American Friends of the Czech Republic, visit www. afocr.org Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Getting test results from the VA Exercise may reduce risk of dementia

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