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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: 11-17-2011
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 50+ tax wpmobserver.com 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 d USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Imagine what we could accom plish if we committed one hour per week to volunteering.Page 16 Childs playWinter Parks Joseph Prior, 17, was a winner of the national Young Composers Challenge.Page 9 Calendar The Train Collectors Association hosts its annual toy train show in Maitland on Saturday, Nov. 19.Page 8 The NEW Observer 12.1.11 Maitland will consider converting to one-way roads along its rail corridor in order to cut $1.5 million off the price of silencing train horns in the city. Under the proposal, George and Packwood avenues would be open to only eastbound traf and Maitland Avenue, Maitland Public Works Director Rick Lemke said. Doing so would eliminate the need for quadruple barrier gates $250,000 each at those crossings. are you doing, Lemke said, but realistically On Monday, the City Council gave the OK to send the quiet zone proposal to Metroplan Or lando for inclusion in a regional report associ ated with SunRail. Central Florida cities along the rail line, including Winter Park, are hoping to qualify for a federal quiet zone grant. Currently, the grant is not funded. If we dont submit an application to Metro plan, we have zero chance of getting funding, But that doesnt mean one-way streets are on their way, he said. Were just saying were exploring it. Please dont think were trying meeting.Sounding hornsQuiet zones are railroad crossings where the conductor is prohibited from sounding the horns as the train approaches. Train horns already Festival Society Orchestra with conductor John V. Sinclair accompanied Richard Stoltzman, who gave a lesson in what can be done with a clarinet if you love it and spend your life exploring its potential. The program consisted of two quite disparate halves. Stoltzman skipped the usual Mozart and Weber and served up interesting contrasts in contemporary clarinet compositions. The music at the programs beginning often sounded as though it were looking for a tune. After intermission it found what it was seeking. much of Coplands serious compositions, the music begins slowly, with squeals, giving the listener a vague, even uneasy, feeling that, without melo diousness, can soon become ennui. A virtuoso cadenza of clarinet arpeggios and notes on the edge of impossible included jazz licks and welcome hints of El Salon Mexico ending with a smashing glissando la Rhapsody in ing may soon be demolished for City Commission voted 3-2 to swap properties with Progress Point LLC, which owns a building on Orange Avenue. But that decision came after con tention on the dais that involved a slew of amendments to the land swap being shot down by narrow margins before the Commission agreed to go forward with the city staffs recommendations for the deal. Economic Development Director Dori DeBord said that the po site was high and could provide an economic boon to the area. We would have fairly immedi ately the development of an under she said. We have the potential of having a new corporate headquar ters in that parcel. We would be see ing between 300 and possibly 400 employees in that area. After more than four hours of discussion, none of the amend ments passed, but the exchange Please see BUILDING Page 2 Please see QUIET Page 3 Please see STOLTZMAN Page 2 IISAAC BBABCOCK Observer Staff LLOUIS RONEY Observer Staff City gets sweeter land deal JENNY A ANDrREASSON Observer Staff Quiet on the track ARCHIVE PHoO To O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE oOBsSERVER Winter Park and MMaitland hope to secure federal grants to establish quiet zones before SunRRail starts rolling. Stoltzman serves up the contemporary PHoO To O CoOURTEsSY oOF LLISA MMArRIE MMAZZUCO CClarinetist Richard SStoltzman performed with BBach FF estival Orchestra on Sunday.

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Page 2 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer ing, with Commissioners Carolyn Cooper and Tom McMacken dis senting. Its expected to come up for a second reading at the next Commission meeting on Nov. 28.Leveling the appraisalIt was the staff that had negotiated a deal with Progress Point in the past month, attempting to close the gap between appraised values of the two properties in order to seal a deal. The most recent appraisal, con ducted by Winter Springs Me ridian Appraisal Group, closed a gap in value that had previously been more than $1.5 million wide. praised at $4.575 million, and the Progress Point property, at 1150 N. Orange Ave., was valued at $4.4 million. To close the gap, staff negotiated with Progress Point to pay Building, a $343,000 half-acre conservation easement along Morse Boulevard, and a CRA contribu tion valued at $300,000 over 14 years. The result of that agreement, staff said, was a net value of $743,000 the city would gain in the deal. Amendments failDespite the seemingly improved deal compared to the last time the Commission saw it, there was still contention about some details that could have led to a building be ing demolished immediately, and the city being able to take back its property if Progress Point failed to build quickly enough. Amendments were proposed that would require a reverter clause that would allow the city to take its property back, and would require the city to immediately demolish the building formerly owned by Progress Point. Commissioner Steven Leary said that those amendments only slowed the process down. Were going backwards on this stuff, Leary said. Were talking about a reverter clause. Were talk ing about demo-ing a building. To continue to hang this thing up on things that have been discussed between staff and the counter par ty its not worth holding this thing up over $100,000. They have not asked to lessen the deal at all, and were asking for more. Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel said that though she was wary of demolishing a usable building, she thought the current Progress Point building, which the company admitted had 600 square feet of property contaminated by arsenic, was uninhabitable. I would certainly not be in favor of demolishing something that someone thinks they could use later, Sprinkel said. I just cant for the life of me think any body wants to be in that building, after driving by it so many times, because it just doesnt look habit able. City Attorney Larry Brown said that a perfect deal would be This is not an unusual situa tion where a Commission is presented with an agreement thats been heavily negotiated by staff, he said. Its not going to be a per fect agreement. 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Those of us who enjoy the Guest Artist Series of the Bach Festival Society are glad for the rare opportunity to attend such engaging and interesting con certs. sSTOlL TZMaAN CC ONTITINUEUED FRFR OM FRon ONT pP AGE BUIlLDING | A reverter clause to allow the city to take the land back was voted down CC ONTITINUEUED FRFR OM FRon ONT pP AGE Plan your weekend withThe Weekender!Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to NNewsletter" They have not asked to lessen the deal at all, and were asking for more. Commissioner Steven Leary

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Page 3 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer bother many residents, and the forthcoming SunRail commuter rail system will only increase the frequency of the sound. SunRail is initially scheduled to run 51 trains a day 102 minutes of horn noise through the area, Maitland Transportation Engineer Charlie Wallace said. At buildout, 75 trains will come through per day. But quiet zones dont come cheap. They require that munici palities install special gates and for cars to cross the tracks when a train is on its way. would eliminate the states requirement for quad gates, which completely block pedestrian or cars from crossing the tracks. TThe numbers Maitland had originally projected their nine quiet zones would cost $3.2 million. The cost included in stalling quad gates at eight cross ings and special curbing at a few. SunRail knocked that cost down to $2.7 million due to crossing im provements associated with the commuter rail project. Under the latest proposal, the city would install quad gates at just three of the intersections Greenwood Road, Ventris Avenue and Lake Avenue bringing the total cost down to just more than $1 million. Councilman Ivan Valdes asked the city to also consider converting Ventris Avenue to a one-way road In Winter Park, the city has partial funding to install the infrastructure for the quiet zones. They too are hoping to secure a federal grant to pay for the rest. Their 16 intersections carry a $3 million price tag, city spokeswoman Cla quad gates.Embracing changeLemke said that one-way streets would enhance the citys longterm transportation plan by downtown to Maitland Avenue and allowing parking on both is also more pedestrian friendly. It will give it more of a down town feeling, he said. Former Maitland City Councilman Jeff Flowers said residents should embrace the one-way street proposal, especially as the city moves on plans to revitalize its downtown. 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Page 4 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center DDrive OOrlando, FL 32835-5705 MMember of: 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 P.OO BBox 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published TThursday, NNov. 17, 2011 CONTONT ACTTS Volume 23, IIssue NNumber 46 PUBLISHER Kyle TT aylor maaggI Jenny Andreasson IN Jonathan GGallagher REPORTERS Jenny Andreasson IIsaac BBabcock egalslassfeds Ashley MMcBBride I IIsaac BBabcock Padrick BBrewer NI Chris Jepson Louis Roney Josh GGarrick IIN aager TT racy Craft suscrptoscrculato Amanda Rayno InternNTERN MMeisha Perrin tuares obit@observernewspapers.com GGrobans donation NNew recycle bins N MMeals for seniors I N Cans for Queso N N GGet involved B B B TThanksgiving food drive N N Send bulletin submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com B BBriefs BBulletin Visit us in Winter Pa rk Pr em iu m Pe t Food s Fu ll & Se lf Se rv ic e Gr oo m St ylis h Acce ss orie s Holiday Photograph y Go ur me t Dog Trea ts Doggie Da yc ar eW oof Gang Bakery is an authorized dealer of the following premium pet foods, plus many more !918 Orange Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 407.647.-9663 The Ear, N Nose, T Throat & Plastic Surgery Associates N B Lee N Nimkoff B I II I N I B Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC Fifth T Third B Bank Central Florida B NNAII Realvest B SIIKONON Construction B Nov. 4. Plan your weekend with us!Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to NNewsletter" IInn rises I B Honoring vets I I

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer 3-1) are headed to the playoffs after narrowly outlasting a deter 15-14 nail-biter on Friday, Nov. 11. And they owe that win to backup quarterback Jeff Whitted, who ond of the game. a wild fourth quarter in which the two teams, who had only scored a combined seven points all game, scored three touchdowns to end it. Though the game would prove inconsequential for the postsea son, as the Wildcats had already clinched a playoff spot the week before, the game gave them an extra shove of momentum into the Now the Wildcats face an the regular season with their most lopsided loss since the second week of the season. The last time the Wildcats faced the Titans, they lost 34-17 in a preseason matchup in 2010. The Titans will have the homewhich kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Fri day, Nov. 18. If the Wildcats can pull off a win, theyll face either Apopka or Timber Creek in the next round. Edgewater ready clinched a spot in the play offs, but they put the icing on their regular season with a 28-7 smash ing of rival Boone on Nov. 11. Quarterback J.B. Woodman, who has alternated between pass ing performances where he barely cracked double digits to wild games in which he threw for more than 300 yards, tossed for 81 yards in the game. All purpose offensive in with a 3-yard pass of his own while rushing for 16 yards and catching 35 yards worth of recep tions. Running back John Altman was the driving force on the night, rushing for 161 yards and a touch down. gional playoffs, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Nov. 18. The Trojans, who had a combined three wins in the past two seasons, shocked the district this season en route to an undefeated championship. The last time the two teams met, when Evans was 5-5 in 2008, the Eagles won 28-0. 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We serve 14 cuts of meat continuously, all you can eat table side service. Where you can choose from beef, pork, lamb or chicken, all served with our house specialty, oven-warm cheese bread. Nelore Steakhouse 115 E. Lyman Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789(407) 645-1112www.neloresteakhouse.com Authentic Brazilian Steak House Playoff ght begins for Wildcats, Eagles TThe UUCF Knights need two straight wins to have a chance at going to a bowl game.Read more at WPMOMObserver.com IISAAC BBABCOCK Observer Staff PHoO To O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE oOBsSERVER Winter Park was victorious FFriday in a 15-14 nail-biter against Ocoees Knights.

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Page 7 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer NN ov. 14 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting held Monday, Nov. 14, sion Chambers. Below are high lights of the decisions that were made. MMayors report Keep Winter Park Beautiful scape improvements and Azalea Lane Volunteer Project were pre sented. A proclamation declaring the month of November as Na Month was presented. The Winter 2011 Webisode produced in partnership with Full Sails SPARK program was presented and will be available on the homepage of the citys website by the end of this week. Three appointments for the Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force were made with the remaining members to be made at the Mon day, Nov. 28, City Commission meeting. The board appointment for the Board of Adjustments was approved.The minutes of the Oct. 24 City Commission meeting were approved. The piggybacking of the city of Sanford contract with Florida Bearings Inc. for repair of electric motors and pumps was approved and the mayor was authorized to execute the contract. The Civility Code as recom mended by the Ethics Board was The Monday, Dec. 26, City Commission meeting was can celed in observance of the Christ mas holiday. The On-site Energy Audit Services Program Master Agreement with Progress Energy Flor ida was approved and the mayor was authorized to execute the agreement.The two ordinances related to revising the public notice require ments for citywide notices that streamline the zoning approval process were approved with an amendment to each. The request of Bank First Re alty Inc. on behalf of McDonalds Corporation for Conditional Use approval to construct a McDonalds Restaurant with a drive-thru service at 1282/1288/1302 W. Fair banks Ave. and 1281/1289/1301 Gene St., zoned C-3 was approved with an amendment. Both resolutions regarding the undergrounding of electric/ Parkway and Williams Drive were approved. The exchange agreement be tween the city of Winter Park and Progress Point LLC for the state presented. nance regarding the conveyance of the city-owned property lo with an amendment. A full copy of the Nov. 14 City Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of Nov. 28, pending approv al by the City Commission. Maitland residents will be happy to learn that our police depart ment has recently reinstated an after a four-year absence. The program has been jump-started using money from the depart ments Federal Forfeiture Fund. That fund contains money that signed to federal task forces, from drug dealers and people involved in money laundering schemes. These funds are not from our tax payers but from people who chose to violate the law. The Maitland Police Depart ment ERT is comprised of mem bers of the department who must pass a rigorous process of inter views and training before becom ing a member of the team. They are skilled and highly trained in tactical response techniques and are experts in marksmanship with a variety of weapons including advanced training involves rap pelling and special deployment techniques as well as how to pro vide rescue assistance in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or other severe storms. They carry their equipment with them so they are ready to respond directly to a situation without the need to travel to the police station. This allows their response time to be very fast to any location in the city. You may ask, why does Maitland, a city that enjoys a very low crime rate, need an ERT? Unfortunately, no community is immune from random acts of criminality or the impact of a natural disas ter. Our state has the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation killed so far in 2011. Traditionally, the South has been a very danger cers. We are also frequently in the path of severe weather that may threaten our city. Last week, our Maitland Po lice Department Emergency Re sponse Team participated in the 29th International SWAT RoundUp that was being held at the Range. Not only did our home team compete but our police de partment has been co-sponsoring this event, the largest and most recognized SWAT competition in the world, for the past 29 years. Teams from across the United States and 12 foreign countries, in cluding teams from Bosnia, Sweand Russia, competed and at tended training classes. Our par ticipation in this prestigious event est up-to-date training, combined with real world, challenging tactical competition. The Maitland Police Department Emergency Response Team is an example of how our city is able to continue to offer services to our residents using unique alternative funding methods without impacting our citizens taxes. Deputy Chief Bill McEach nie, Maitland Police Department Council MMeeting of NNov. 14 The Maitland City Council met on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Below is a synopsis of that meet ing. Public hearingsAdopted an ordinance amend ing the Future Land Use Element of the 2030 CDP. The amendment adds a Policy and Standards to the Future Land Use Element to allow a mix of residential scale retail and personal service uses within the high-density residential land use district where the district is contiguous to a rail line and adjacent to downtown Maitland. Consent agenda:The Consent Agenda was ap proved as presented. DDecision IItems: Rules of Procedures Regular Meeting Procedures to allow the time limit for each speaker to be 5 minutes. to provide option and cost infor mation to Metroplan Orlando for inclusion in a comprehensive regional report concerning Quiet Zones associated with SunRail. two Subordination of City Utility Interests and Resolutions to convey easement rights to the FDOT in conjunction with Interstate 4 reconstruction. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 28. For updates, visit www.itsmymaitland.com www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844 Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at Flemings in Winter Park. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. MMaitland Police DDepartment reinstates Emergency Response TT eam Maitland City Talk BY HOwarWARD SchCHIeferEFERDeckerECKER MAYOR Winter Park City Talk BY RaANDY KNIGhHT CITY MANAGER PHoO To O CoOURTEsSY oOF MAITLAND pPOLICE DEpP ArR TMENT EEmergency Response T T eam co-sponsored the international SWAT AT event.

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer TTHUURSDD AY Y Red B Bag D Days N B B TT urkey TT our N N Hummingbirds and B Banding Studies N FRIDID AY Y The qualifying period N Winter in the Park N Peacock B Ball N B Quilt: A M Musical Celebration SATU TURDD AY Y N eld trip N TThe G Giant Arts, Crafts and Y Y ard Sale N N org The Winter Park Harvest Festival N BBrouhaha Film and Video Showcase N I SUNDUND AY Y N MMaitland Coin and Currency Show vegan potluck N WEDNDNESDD AY Y Holidays at the Waterhouse N NONOV. 24 no garbage N I I Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Capital Guardian Wealth Management Cash To Go, Inc. Florida Sports and Family Health Center Scott Hall Holler Hyundai Long Family Chiropractic Greg May Royal Catering The Music Lab Winter Park Harvest Festival Winter Park Urgent Care Byrd & Associates, LLC Chick-Fil-A at Orlando/Fairbanks Dorman Financial Management Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar GEICO Insurance Jewett Orthopaedic Convenient Care Center Kelly Price & Company Lake Fairview Marina, Inc. Mead Botanical Garden Orlando Shakespeare Theater Pizzeria Valdiano D. Scott Rotatori Bill Segal Winter Park Housing Authority CFE Federal Credit Union Sun State Ford Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Nelson Investment Planning Services Tudor Electric Arthur's Catering, Inc. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Maile Image, Modeling & Acting Winter Park YMCA Family Center Presented by Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Friday, December 2; 5 p.m. Central Park Presented by Fannie Hillman + Associates & Vanson Constructors Saturday, December 3; 710:30 a.m. Central Park Stage Presented by Bright House Networks Saturday, December 3; 9 a.m. Park Avenue TT oy train show comes to town N I N Anything Cole! I Anything Cole! N

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Page 9 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Throughout his life, Todd Markham had his share of bad luck. At 14 months old, he was stricken with polio in his legs, arms and back. Around age 6, he regained use of everything except his left leg, which was always in a brace. He broke his leg twice and spent two years unable to walk, and in August 2009, he was diag nosed with cataracts in both eyes and went blind. The hardest thing for me was losing my eyesight, he said. Be cause then you just cant do any thing for yourself you really become a burden. Around this time last year, the 62-year-old got back his gift of sight, paying nothing more than time to Dr. David Auerbach of Eye Physicians of Central Florida, for surgery that is usually more than $5,000. Of all the things Ive been through, being able to see again was just, profound, Markham said. Its just like experiencing a miracle thats what it feels like. Giving backMarkham is just one of the pa tients impacted by the free cataract surgery offered by Auerbach at the Maitland clinic through the Gift of Sight program that he started three years ago. It was just so beautiful to be able to see the limbs on the trees, and the leaves and you know, ev erything. I could see the individ ual blades of the grass, he said. Its something that you really take advantage of every day when youre out and about. The program was started for patients like Markham who have cataracts, the No. 1 cause of re versible blindness in the world, and cannot afford the surgery. Its heartbreaking to see peo ple come in on a daily basis with no insurance who need care, Auerbach said. So this is how I choose to give back. Seeing what was going on with the economy and how many pa tients without insurance need the 15-minute surgery, Auerbach cre ated the program to offer 10 free surgeries to patients every No vember as his Thanksgiving gift. I heard of a doctor in Dallas doing this, and I said, You know, this is great. This is a really good idea, Auerbach said. And each year to see the expression of how grateful people are really makes this worthwhile. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgi cal procedures in the United States, million Americans. In fact, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by age 80 more than half of all Americans have a cataract and the surgery costs about $5,000 per eye.Back on trackFor 56-year-old Sanford resident Norma Smith, whose husband re cently lost his job as an insurance adjuster, that price is unafford able. In March, Smith had a freak accident that sent her to the hospital and, seven months later, left her as one of the millions of Americans in need of a cataract surgery. when her 9-year-old grandsons hook, which he had been strug gling to release from a lily pad, and struck her left eye. Smith was diagnosed with a detached retina and had to undergo a re-attach ment surgery. They told me I would get a cataract, she said. But I thought it would be several years. I didnt realize Id get it seven months later. Since the incident, Smith has been uncomfortable driving long distances and driving at night, and she does not read as much as she used to. Even watching the television is hard, she said, because half of the screen I cant see, and the other half I can.Five helpedSmith, who is the head of family ministries at First United Method ist Church in Sanford, had no idea how her life was going to get back to normal until one day a friend at her church told her about Auer bachs program. Its a wonderful program, she said. The people in the oflong, about who they are going to choose. They are the nicest people there. They really help you in any way they can. geries on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to the patients of this years program. I am very fortunate and lucky to be in the position I am in, he said, and this is what Im doing to give back to my community. The surgery has an almost 100 percent success rate and usually patients are able to see within a day of its completion, all of them forever grateful. Somebody is guiding his hand thats all I can tell ya, Markham said. The guys got a gentle touch, you know? And I think thats kind of magic in a doctor. Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 The quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son DwightAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Effective December 9, 2011T. Eugene Chambers, Jr., DO, will be moving his practice, South Semoran Family Care, from their current location at: 429 South Semoran Blvd., Ste 1 Orlando, FL 32807 to East Orlando Medical Group 900 S. Goldenrod Road, Ste B Orlando, FL 32822 407.281.6424 Patient medical records will be maintained at the new NOTICE TO PATIENTS Visit our webpage for more info!www.NRG-DanceStudios.weebly.com Dancers Ages 2 & Up!Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-hop, & Expressive Dance Location: Winter Park Community Center721 West New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 FREE NRG-Dance Studios T-shirt and NO registration fee for the first 75 dancers to enroll! Where students transform into dancers!Meet the owner Nichole Genchi ...B.A. Dance from FIU Over 10 Years Teaching Former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (NFL) & Panthers Ice Dancer (NHL) 1st Dance Class FREENow Enrolling!Call: (407)519-0477 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Norma SSmith, left, gets examined pre-cataract surgery by Dr. David Auerbach.Healing the blindDoctor gives patients eye surgery, free of charge MEISHA PERRInN OObserver SStaff

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Page 10 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer FamilyCalendar Joseph Prior sits under bright lights of the Bob Carr Perform ing Arts Centre stage as a quar tet of string players and a pianist rehearse his score Reverie and Song. The Winter Park resident shuf score, keeping tabs on what he has written and what he hears. Can we take that faster? he halts the ensemble mid-song. What if I count off? And with his count time, the music resumes. In a small conference room backstage, Caleb Bancroft of Ovieof the Orlando Philharmonic Or time. He sits, suit and tie, his hands wringing the rolled score of the Shining Brass March he wrote, nodding his head as the melodies he crafted play out through the room. Upon only hearing the music for this Sunday, Nov. 13, perfor mance it could appear to the ear as just a normal rehearsal for these music professionals, but a look at the program reveals each composer on the bill was born after 1993 Prior is 17, and Bancroft is 15. These local teens were two of seven 13to 18-year-old compos ers chosen nationally as part of the 2011 Young Composers Chal lenge, created by Orlando-native Steve Goldman, to have their orig inal works rehearsed, critiqued and performed by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For these kids, its not just an interesting local award they won, Goldman said. This is a big na tional honor. The Young Composers Challenge, held annually since 2004, Goldman said, has grown from a local movement to attracting sub missions from across the United States. I guess no one had ever really thought that this would be some thing worthwhile, having profes sionals play kids pieces, because I think people really underestimate how good some of these kids are, Goldman said.Crafting local talentThis year, he said the judges of the challenge, including music and composition professors from Full Sail University, Rollins Col lege and the University of Central Florida, selected the seven win ners from 45 score entries from 13 different states. For these two local kids to have placed is really quite amazing, Goldman said. Theyre both very talented local musicians. Im proud that were doing so well in Central Florida that these two kids are able to compete nationally. Both Caleb Bancroft and Jo seph Prior are homeschooled and compose in their free time not spent on schoolwork or playing in the Greater Orlando Homeschool Band. Prior, who is a second-time winner of the challenge, having placed last year with his piece Dance Royale, said hes been composing music since he was 12 and playing the French horn since he was 7 years old. His mother, Rebecca Prior, said Joseph has had music around him forever, from his father play ing guitar to lull him to sleep as a baby, to Joe humming constantly as a child. He started on the French horn when he tagged along for his older sisters beginning band class. On a whim he tried it out, and the rest is history. I guess it kind of chose me, he said with a smile and a shrug. Bancroft, who has been play he was equal parts surprised and excited when he learned that he won a spot in the Young Compos ers Challenge. wrote, he said. I mean I thought maybe I had a pretty good shot, but I was still surprised that I won. After attending a workshop sponsored by the Young Composers Challenge earlier in the year, Bancroft said he began self-teaching himself the art of composing through books and online. When he gets interested in something, hell pretty much go all out, his mother, Cheryl Ban croft, said. And thats what hes done with composing.Making musicChristopher Wilkins, the music director and conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra who helped rehearse the Young Composers Challenge pieces, said he was very impressed with the skill and stylistic nuances in both Prior and Bancrofts works. Both Bancroft, a woodwind player who composed a brass quintet, and Prior, a brass player who wrote a string quintet, went out of their own instrument fami lies for their works. Both of their pieces had a very distinct American quality to them, Wilkins said. Joe and Caleb both, particularly, showed the ability to be able to pick up on styles of music and recreate and invent them. Both Goldman and Wilkins said the local pair, as well as all other participants in the chal lenge, have a bright future in front of them. They said many former participants have used the recordings made during the Young Composers Challenge Compo sium to help them gain entrance to various prestigious music conservatories. You dont too often get to change lives as a regular aspect of what you do, Wilkins said. But the Young Composers Challenge has been doing that for years.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERJoseph Prior stands with members of the OOrlando Philharmonic OOrchestra. Childs play SSARAH WILSOnN OObserver SStaff Learn moreTo learn more about the Young Composers Challenge, visit www. youngcomposerschallenge.com Winter in the Park ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow is open Friday, Nov.18, through Sunday, Jan. 8. The rink will be open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. For more in formation, visit CityOfWinterPark. org The historic Annie Russell The atre, which is celebrating its 79th season, presents Little Shop of Horrors through Saturday, Nov. 19, with both evening and mati nee performance times. Cost is $20, $10 for students with ID. Call 407-646-2145 or visit Rollins. edu/annierussell On Nov. 19, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will continue to celebrate their 55th Season with the annual Concerto Competition Concert at 4 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church. Hear Central Floridas nest young musicians as they step out of their orches tral roles and compete as soloists. The recital is the nal step in the FSYOs annual Concerto Competi tion, where the winning student will earn the opportunity to play his concerto with the FSYOs Symphonic Orchestra in this seasons nal concert. For more informa tion call 407-999-7800 or visit FSYO.org Astronomy Week at the Maitland Library is Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Events include: Through Phases: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. w/ Telescopes: Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more in formation. Trinity Preparatory School will hold open house on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at TrinityPrep.org/Join-us or call 321-282-2515. On Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., the festivities continue in Central Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll presented by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The night will begin with carols from several local ensembles, followed by the award ceremony for the 2011 Holiday Card Competition win ners. For more information, call 407-644-8281. The Maitland Public Library 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 Thurs day. Reading buddies is Thursdays at 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more information. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 11 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer This week our column is about honoring Floridians who have both achieved and given back in ways that make Florida a better place for all of us. Please know that every person mentioned in this weeks column is deserving of an article unto themselves, and the words that I add here represent only the highlights of lives that may and should inspire us all.Junior AchievementWe begin with the always-touch ing annual Junior Achievement Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame held Wednesday, Nov. 2, in which three laureates were inducted into the hall of fame along with the Spirit of Achieve ment award. This years laureates include Linda Chapin, Jimmy He witt, the late Hy Lake and Jacob Stuart, each of whom was introyoung person whose life has been inspired by the lessons learned through Junior Achievement. Linda Chapin perhaps the the citizens of Florida was the ange County. During her tenure, construction was completed on the courthouse, the Convention Center and the History Center along with numerous parks and environmental land purchases. Jimmy Hewitt is best known for his role in bringing the NBA to Orlando and serving as found er and owner of the Orlando Magic until 1992. The late Hy Lake was a real estate mogul who spent his life porting the arts. His wife, Harriet, who carries on as the leading arts philanthropist in Central Florida, accepted the award on behalf of her husband in an unforgettable speech that was both touching and humorous. Jacob Stuart, president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce for nearly 25 years, has fostered initiatives in every aspect of the lives of Central Floridians, from education to health care. Sincere congratulations to all. Big accomplishmentsFull Sail University, near Win ter Park, held its emotionally charged Hall of Fame induction ceremony the following Monday. I could not have foreseen the sincere sense of family that these (now famous) Full Sail graduates exuded from every corner of the campus. Full Sail is known for its technical expertise, but every one of ing the right place and the feeling of family that the campus gives to its students. Remember, these are the kids who used to run the audio/video equipment in high school, so their time at Full Sail gave them a home and sense of inclusion they never had. Their accomplishments would take pages, so I list only a few of the inductees achievements. They include Darren Lynn Bousthe Saw horror series; Laurie Brugger, senior rigger on a host and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1; Culley Bunker, MTV Video Music Award nominee and visual effects sic videos for Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and The Black Eyed Peas; Jameson Durall, design director on games including Red Faction: Armageddon, The Godfather II and The Simpsons Game; David Farmer, sound designer for The Lord of the Rings trilogy; and Sean Spuehler, audio engineer for Madonna (nuff said?). Then at lunch I learned that arts leaders Donna Dowless and Chip Weston both teach at Full Sail, and that clinched the deal for this writer. With teach ers like that, its no wonder these young people are going on to do great things. Visit www.fullsail. edu National teaching awardWhen Evans High School opens its new campus on Jan. 3, the school will have a unique award to place front and center in their trophy case. At this time of awards and honors, Winter Park native Lamar Fowler, an algebra and geometry teacher at Evans High School, was almost speechless as it was announced that he was one of Americas top teachers. Presented by Jane Foley of the Milken Family Foundation, the Oscars of Teaching includes a $25,000 award for the recipient. Further distinction comes from the fact that Fowler is the only teacher in Florida to receive the honor this year. In a packed gathering in the schools cafeteria, Principal David Christiansen spoke of Fowlers dedication and his ability to reach kids who are considered unreachable. The son of a single mother, Fowler reluctantly ac cepted the microphone and once again encouraged his students, saying Nothing levels the play Deserving of an award If youve ever had the toe-tapping pleasure of watching Winter Park Playhouses Artistic Director Roy Alan tap his way into the persona of Fred Astaire or create a period piece of a musical, then you can understand it was only a matter of time until he would tap his way into the music of theater legend Cole Porter. Now, the multi-talented Mr. Alan has created a new work a singing, dancing tribute to Cole Porter which he is calling Anything Cole! that I promise will sing and dance its way into your heart. This world premiere will happen right here in Winter Park and will run through Dec. 17. The music is a list of Cole Por ters greatest hits from Broadway and the movies, including Any thing Goes, Kiss Me Kate and Silk Stockings. And the only thing that could be more exciting is the cast, including Roy Alan, Natalie Cordone, Steven Flaa, Bri an Minyard, Candace Neal and Kate Zaloumes. Its like a virtual actors in Central Florida. The Winter Park Playhouse is at 711 Orange Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org The NEW Observer12.1.11 Josh Garrick Major achievements educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.WHO ISGARRICK > Nothing levels the playing field like a good education. Lamar Fowler

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Page 12 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer Healthy Living This years holiday food trend will be a throwback to tradition when foods were lovingly made by hand. This trend is also indicative of a desire for simplicity, value and comfort. Filling gift baskets or decorating your party table with old fashioned cookies, cakes, pies and sweet breads brings back some of the comfort that comes with smelling and eating food from our childhoods. Homemade food items also make an excellent centerpiece for a buffet or traditional family holi day dinner. For example, a whim sical gingerbread house or tower of decorated cookies or cupcakes will especially delight the children at the table. Simplicity, value and comfort can still be elegant. Vary ing the heights of food on a buffet table adds interest and is a great way to showcase a pretty serving bowl or to make sure everyone notices a special treat youve pre pared. For adults, wrap one of your fa vorite sweet breads in clear cello phane wrapping secured with an elegant holiday ribbon and name tag as a welcome or parting gift for holiday party guests. Remember to keep your menu manage able and not overcomplicate your party or you will be overwhelmed and miss out on the fun. I am getting married in De cember, and I am not only planning my own wedding, but cater ing my own reception, too. I use magazines to help inspire me with ideas that are fresh and ignite my imagination. You can do the same ing recipes and decoration ideas, Southern Living and Food Net work magazines are useful. The recipes are simple, good and reli able. The key to a memorable holi items made from scratch with the freshest ingredients in their pur est forms. If you are making your own baskets, make sure to include As fall starts to settle in, a lot of us start thinking about planning holiday parties. From the simple Saturday afternoon get-together to the formal company dinner party hosted in your home, your event can be enjoyable for everyone if you plan ahead. An afternoon get-together is a pretty simple affair. You can sim ply ask your guests to come over and bring something to share, or you could even send out an Evite with a sign-up list. However, as you start to think about holiday parties, things become a little more detailed. When planning your holiday party, start by thinking about your guest list and how many people you can accommodate comfort ably in your home. You can do a simple nibble and nosh with easy room tem perature appetizers or a full buf fet with an action station. Some easy do-it-yourself food items could include Brie cheese with warm raspberry jam drizzled over the top and served with gin gersnaps, Boursin cheese with a pepper jelly drizzle or a simple cheese presentation to include larger wedge cheeses along with bite-sized pieces. Fruit and vegetable presentations are also fairly simple to assemble and also make a centerpiece that is aesthetically appealing. Desserts are one of those items on which you could base your whole party. Whole cakes and pies, cookies and candies help to make a party appear decadent. Some simple yet unforgettable items are chocolate cake, pump kin and pecan pie, and fresh fruit served with chocolate fondue. Try to keep it simple when planning beverages for your par ty. Choose one signature drink based on your theme or type of or even a champagne cocktail are a nice choice to greet guests. Hav ing only a few choices of beer and wine are highly recommended. Trying to have everyones favorite drink on hand will have you spin ning your wheels. When thinking decorations, think less is more. Your house and style should shine when you have a party, so you simply want to ac cent what you already have. Simplants such as bromeliads are always a nice way to accent and round out the feel for the party. The best way for you to enjoy your party is to start preparing a few days ahead of time. Make a thorough list of all the items youll need one week before, shop at least two days before and prepare and stage all the food and drink items you can the day before. The day of the event, you simply on everything. You should not be searching for missing items the day of the party. Get them all to gether the day before! If all of this seems like more work than you want to take on, the time to call a caterer is now. Its always best to call early and reserve your date. Friday and get booked before Thanksgiving, it will mean less stress and planning during that hectic time. With food, drinks, china and silver ware and chefs, service staff and bartenders to set up, breakdown and clean up, you can really en joy your guests and not have to worry about a thing. Caterers can be a nice choice for parties in your community centers. Beth Visconti is a resident of Bald win Park and the service manager for Arthurs Creative Events & Ca tering. She and her husband, James, have three children; Madison, Ben and Kennedy. She enjoys cooking and running.PHOTO BY KImM pPEARSOnN This holiday season, bring friends and family together with a simple potluck lunch, do-it-yourself dinner or catered affair. Please see HOLIDAY Page 13Planning for the holidaysTips from the pros for perfect parties and homemade food gifts BBEtTH VISCOntNTI Guest Writer KKImM PEARSOnN Guest Writer FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 am to 2 pmPetting Zoo by Zoo Mom Science Bounce Houses, NBA Jam, popcorn and cotton candy provided by Winter Park YMCA Field Games Provided by YMCA Camp Wewa 2 hours of live music provided by Bari Clark of Faid to Plaid Winter Park Lost Pets showing our lost pets the way home Bike Rodeo by city of Winter Park In Central Park, north by the stage Recipe for a perfect holiday get-togetherGive the gift of food this holiday

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Page 13 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer Bourbon Maple Salmon (submitted by Beth Visconti) 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon bourbon Mix all ingredients, pour over salmon and roast for 18-20 minutes, depending on thickness at 375 degrees.Goat cheese tart with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs (submitted by Kim Pearson) Filling: 11oz goat cheese 1/2 cup of whole ricotta cheese 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 3 egg yolks 4 tablespoons total of mixed chopped fresh herbs of your choice basil, rosemary, thyme, or 2 teaspoons total of dried herbs. ones packed in oil will release their oil during cooking time so be sure to use the dried tomato. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and pre-bake pie crust so that when complete, the tart will be crispy and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the the oven to 375 degrees. Process goat cheese, ricotta and butter until smooth. Add egg yolks one at a time, processing after each egg to be thoroughly blended. Pour into tart shell. Sprinkle the top of the utes. Cut into small squares or bake in small tartlets for appetizer. Makes about 70 small tartlets. Suggestions: for a holiday garnish sausage Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator To learn more about brain development, scan this code. Babies arent fully developed until at least 39 weeks in the womb. Important development of their brains, lungs and eyes occurs in the last few weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own. marchofdimes.com / 39weeks 2011 March of Dimes Foundation Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with Grief During the Holidays Peggy and Philip B. Crosby YMCA Wellness Center 2005 Mizell Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792 Join the team from Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida for an informative presentation and an opportunity to share with others who are traveling the same Path to Healing as you. Rather than feeling the may be acutely aware of the empty space in their hearts and in their lives during the holidays. A successful strategy in finding comfort during this time is to plan for the holiday season, instead of just letting it happen. Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with Grief During the Holidays will provide you with practical tips to assist you in getting through the holidays. The presentation will focus on the importance of: Reservations are not required but are suggested Path to Healinggrief workshop and support group series a complementing beverage, such as a bottle of wine with a choco late or Italian-themed basket; or coffee, teas and hot cocoa mix for sweet breads and cookies. For example, sweet holiday breads, handmade with the sights, smells and taste of tradition, from a bread, to a really decadent cocoabased kirsch-infused bread load ed with chocolate chips, and bing and maraschino cherries. with pre-packaged cookies and crackers from Europe which, I guess, is supposed to make the item appear special or somehow worth more. However, most tasty and often these foods are packaged weeks or months in advance of them appearing in your gift basket, hence they are dry and sometimes stale. Kim Pearson is an executive chef with a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University and the owner of Pearsons Catering. holHOLIdayDAY | Memorable gift baskets C OONTTINUEED FROROM pagPAGE 12 Easy holiday party recipes

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Page 14 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer You already know exercise is good for you, but how do you make it part of your life? Mandy and Steve Booker found biking to their Rollins College jobs from their Oviedo home every day doesnt take much more time, is ing, feels great, saves money and reduces their carbon footprint. Monday mornings, Steve and Mandy drive their van to Winter Park, packed with their clothes and accessories (yes, of course one must always accessorize) for the week, along with their tandem bike. After work, they mount the bike, heading home along back roads to the Cady Way Trail and onto the Cross Seminole Trail, a 12-mile ride that takes less than an hour. The rest of the week, they ride to Rol lins each morning, pick up their clothes from the van, head to the gym for a quick shower and change into work clothes (with those accessories too) and ride home in the evenings. Mandy said, What we enjoy most about this schedule is that we are able to get our exercise helping the environment and saving money on gas and wear and tear on the van. Plus, we to work within 15 minutes of the time it would have taken us to drive. and savings. Riding 12 miles each way adds up to about 100 miles a week, over 4,000 miles a year. They each burn 600-800 calories per day, 2,500 each week, 10,000 a month. They feel strong and have plenty of energy. By biking, they save about $700 a year just in gas. Calculated with the federal estimated cost of driving a car, 55 cents per mile, their bike mileage saves them more than $2,000 a year. Thats enough to buy some great bikes. Using the calculator at http:// www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx, their riding saves 2.57 metric tons of CO2 each year. What about the rain? Getting rained on while heading to where you have dry clothes isnt bad. Lightning is the scary element, but that is pretty rare at prime commute times. By watching the weather reports, they are able to time their ride and havent had to ride in lightning in their year of riding to and from work. Ready to try it yourself? Steve and Mandy advise you to start small and build up your riding. They started by just biking to run errands. Then they tried biking to work a couple of days before doing it most days. Our local bike riding couple offers a few suggestions to help you make biking part of your life: helmet. It can save your life. Use bright clothing so others can see you easily. Do not trust that people see you. Go behind cars instead of in front of them. it in good repair. Carry a small tool kit with you for repairs on the road. bike before running errands and discover the limits of what you can carry on the bike. Mandy she realized the challenge of car rying it home on the bike. Make it fun, enjoy the breeze and feel great. We appreciate the great trails in our community and what a difference they make in our lives! Walk, bike, swim or do some sort of exercise several times a week. It will make a huge difference in your health, your stress level and your life. Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 Acupuncture, herbal therapy, cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, Tongue/Pulse DiagnosisSpecialize in treating pain management and stress407-429-1066spectrumwellcare@gmail.com1298 Minnesota Ave. Suite A Winter Park 25% off your rst visit with this ad! The holidays are a wonderful time with shopping, wrapping, parties and family gatherings but neglect to take care of ourselves. We give up exercise and forget to plan ahead for food. This year, chal lenge yourself to have a happy and healthy holiday season. The best gift to give yourself and oth ers is making health a priority. The holidays are the most stressful time of year and the best way to handle stress is to exercise and eat right. Here are some tips that will help you maneuver through: tion and making memories, not just the food. Remember what the holidays are about. Often this time of year is one of the few times we get to spend with friends and family. Fill yourself with memories, not calories! ahead so you dont arrive hungry. Before you go, commit to make healthy food choices. When you approach the food table and see all the choices, step back and make a plan. Eat the correct amount of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats but avoid large quantities of sugar and fat. tion is key. Remember portion control will help you enjoy with out consequences. Once again, moderation is key. Drink plenty of water throughout the entire day and continue dur ing the party. You can avoid being dehydrated the next morning if you drink enough water the night before. Of course, with all the hubbub thing to go from our busy schedule. We try to save ourselves time by not exercising when exercise is really the key to more energy and less stress. Simply walking along Park Avenue to see the holiday lights will burn calories and help you relax. Try these tips: would any important appointment. You can shorten them, but do not eliminate them altogether. Even 20 minutes a day will make a difference. for the closest parking space. You can make that part of your exer cise for the day by walking briskly to the store and back. for food or drinks, how about a workout or a walk together? Hopefully these tips will help you not just survive the holidays, but also thrive! Grafton and Whitley are health coaches with Take Shape for Life. Visit Staying t this season SSUE GRAFtT OnN andAND StSTEpPHAnNIE WHItTLEY Guest Writers Grafton and WhitleyMake biking part of your life Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo The Maitland resident is a nurse practitioner and President of Health Action, offering workplace health www.healthaction.bizWHO IS LUgG O >

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Page 16 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinion/ Editorial Volunteer to move community forwardFor many families, the holigifts and festivities. We enjoy spending time together and give thanks for all of our good fortune during the year. Its also an important time to remember those less fortunate in our community and look for ways to work together to move our communities forward. One way we can work together is to volunteer with local community organizations. With our busy schedules, activities. But imagine what we all could accomplish if we just committed one hour per week to doing something positive for our communities. At the YMCA of Central Florida, we see how small acts of volunteerism can spark tremendous change in the community. Last year, 6,120 volunteers gave 286,000 hours to our organization less than one hour each per week which helped us provide resources and guidance to 230,000 people in Central Florida. For us, that means one volunteer has the potential to impact more than 37 additional community members. You can have a similar impact by also volunteering with an organization whose mission you others here are some ideas: Use your skills to mentor students at your neighborhood elementary, middle or high school by helping kids with their homework or coach youth sports. Enjoy a day at the park with your family and spend a few minutes picking up litter. Instead of eating lunch at your desk, spend your lunch hour chatting with seniors at a local nursing home. Create holiday cards with inspirational messages for our military troops serving abroad. You can also ask your friends and neighbors to donate supplies such as travel-sized packages. Clean out your pantry and donate non-perishable food items to your local food bank or homeless shelter. The holidays are a great time to start volunteering. Together, we can show our appreciation for the things we have and make our communities a better place for everyone to live all year round. For more information on how you can get involved in your community, check out http://bit.ly/utKAvn to volunteer with the American Heart Association, http://bit. ly/aRCk3r to help Samaritans Purse International Relief orga nization or www.resourcepoint. org for various opportunities throughout Seminole County.Scott Barnhard development YMCA of Central FloridaCaptivity no place for orcasA recent lawsuit claims that the tivity, and who were removed from the wild, violates the 13th Amendments prohibition of slavery. The lawsuit has provided fodder for late night television; the suit is indeed novel. However, life in an acoustically dead concrete tank does lead to abnormalities as a result of the orcas enslaved existence. As former orca trainers at SeaWorld, my colleague and I worked with Tilikum, Katina, and trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by Tilikum. We recently released a summary compiling evidence that captivity leads to premature orca death, stress, social tension and poor health. The article can be accessed online at The Orca Project (theorcaproject.wordpress.com). Spending their entire lives within tight family groupings, wild-caught orcas have been traumatically extracted from the security, comfort and mentoring that these groupings provide. The anxiety and volatility in captive orcas is exacerbated by having no chance of escape. As a result, captive orcas often display aggression or alleviate boredom by biting the steel gates used to separate them, resulting in painfully broken, exposed teeth. The time has come to evolve beyond keeping orcas in captiv tainment purposes. New Orleans, La. and John Jett, Ph.D Biology Department Stetson UniversityIts easy to say Shop local. Its harder to get people to actually do it. Its not news that big-box stores have taken a huge chunk of the retail pie, squeezing out the smaller, mom-and-pop stores that used to be the backbone of America. But over the past several years, a movement has romanticized frequenting those locally owned shops and restaurants. Those one-of-a-kind stores of fer unique items that often times big chain stores cant compete with. People might go to these stores for special occasions, like a birthday gift for a friend or an anniversary dinner, but is that enough to keep these small busimom and pop, many shoppers use big-box retailers for their everyday goods, such as grocer ies, and for big-ticket items like televisions or tools. The reason is simple: Smaller shops have trouble competing with the big stores prices. For the second year, a movement called Small Business Saturday will encourage shoppers to spend Saturday, Nov. 26 wedged between Black Friday on Nov. 25 and Cyber Monday on Nov. 28 frequenting locally owned shops. Many businesses will offer slashed prices, just like the price-cutting usually seen in chain retailers. But to really make an impact on the local economy, people local shopping into their routines. Another big reason big-box stores are peoples go-to is time. It takes more time to peruse several small businesses offerings than it does to go to big retailers, which often offer a one-stop-shop environment. Shopping local is about more than just helping out your neighbor who owns it. Its about keeping your money in the local economy. Its important for some of the money you earn to go to your neighbor who owns the bakery down the street because that money could in turn be spent buying ingredients at a locally owned grocer. Instead of waiting until the last minute to check off items on your shopping lists, use a free afternoon and search these local good deals on the stuff you use daily. Yes, some prices are not competitive, and in a recession we need the best price. But instead of waiting for a special oca way to incorporate them into your daily, weekly or monthly routine. Shop local and your neighbor, your community and, over time, your pocketbook will thank you.Letters to the Editor Editorial Cartoon Support small businesses all year-round People need to find ways to incorporate local shopping into their routines. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 14, 2011 King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 14, 2011 Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com WOw W! AMa A ZING! BET THE YOUNG aA ND OLD aA LIKE bB OTH GET aA LOT OUT OF THIS! TTINa A MMCCCREa A AN aA Ma A ZING IDEa A FOR aA CLa A SS. TTHE STUDENTS aA RE LEa A RNING MORE THa A N PHOTOGRa A PHY, THEY aA RE LEa A RNING abAB OUT LIFE. YYOUNG aA ND OLD bB OTH NEED THIS INTERa A CTION. TTHa A NK YOU! KKIM BaA KER WHa A T aA GREa A T CONNECTION FOR bB OTH, THE STUDENTS aA ND THE SENIOR Pa A RTICIPa A NTS. WONDERFUL PROGRa A M. MMaA RIa A N CCHa A SE PPEOPLE wW ITH DEMENTIa A NEED THINGS LIKE THIS IN THEIR LIVES. TTHa A NK YOU! SSTU HHELM Heres what online readers are saying about the Nov. 3 article Photographic memories, about people with dementia exing their mental muscles in a Rollins photograph-as-language class:

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Page 17 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011Winter Park / Maitland Observer Chris Jepson Louis Roney Playing the game Stop the looting of AmericaWithout his teleprompters, Barack Obama would make Rick Perry look like a memory marvel. Nofsinger signs offIt is always a surprise and a shock when we learn of the retirement of someone who has been essential to our welfare through the years. For more than a quarter century, my b.w. and I have been privileged to be patients of Dr. Roger Nof singer, who has not only been a superlative dentist but a cherished friend. He will retire at the end of this year. Roger is one of the most compulsive world travelers we have ever known. He is an adventurer who has scoured the continents in search of the interesting, beautiful and bizarre, even dangerous. His wife, Leigh, doesnt miss a mile she has biked the Rocky mountains, slept in an ice house in Finland, and has temporarily endured the unendurable, to live the Nofsinger philosophy. In many ways, Roger will be missed and hard to replace in all of them. Aversion to IIsrael President Obama appears to harbor a constant antipathy toward Israel, which makes one ask, Why do the majority of American Jews seem to remain staunch Democratic supporters?Politics or truth?The printed lie has been a problem to answer ever since man learned to write. I have had no more experience in this area product of a printed lie may be anger in a person lied about. We all know that things in print have a special clout that the spoken word lacks. There is this to be said: Consider who the liar is, and whether his reputation will not be ignominious when his name stands in public alongside yours. Making too much of a lie increases its inherent importance yet giving no response has its own private perils. The more one thinks things over, the less one may be impelled to answer at all. Time heals all wounds and one can hope, wounds all heels. A pertinent case in point occurred some 20 years ago, when a prominent friend called me at 7 a.m. He said, This morning you are going to read a story about me on the front page of the the story is completely untrue a lie through and through. Im glad you called, I said. But you didnt need to call. Why not? he asked. Because I know you, I said. And now we have Herman Cain getting the treatment. Politics or truth?Paternos sad endingPenn State football coach Joe Paterno came into possession of the fact that felonious sexual acts involving underage boys were allegedly being committed by an associate of his, on campus. Joe reported this fact to the athletic director at Penn State but never to the police. Joe I have been thinking a lot about Paterno, as he got up the next day and realized that he had betrayed his golden 46-year reputation as one of footballs all-time an illustrious career. P.S.: Are there criminal implications when one learns the facts of a felony and does not report those facts promptly and directly to the police? P.P.S.: How many families of onceyoung boys are going to emerge from the woodwork with lawsuits in their hands? Hell no, we wont go! It would be hard not to understand what protestors (men, in this case, or the women who loved them) wanted when they marched against the Vietnam War in the 1960s. There was no confusion as to the public message. Ive watched with interest the Occupy Wall Street movement and have listened to the criticism by some that the people involved are unwashed, unruly and unsavory. Who says history doesnt repeat itself? But mostly Ive listened for want? For themselves, for America? The following is an attempt at captur ing what I believe the protest is about, what is at stake and what needs to be Another criticism of OWS is that its message is unclear. That it is a nebulous criticism of capitalism run amok, about economic injustice. I unequivocally believe special inter their hand in the till. That were being slipped a very real shiv in our backs by smiling faces. That America is being betrayed tragically while betraying itself. Let me explain that last sentence. I write this at 3:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. My stomach is upset from cancer treatexample of who is participating in the be trayal of America. People exactly like me. People who are busy. Who have things on their plate. Other things to do, life to enjoy. People who are living the good life the educated, advantaged, the rela tively well off people who know better while Rome burns. America is being looted not by invading Huns (or al-Qaida) but by our fellow Americans. We witness it every day. We read about it in our newspapers. We have it shoved in our faces on TVs Min utes (see Nov. 13 show on congressional insider-trading just another congres sional perk). We witness it in our closing factories and in our unemployed and laid off. We witness it in our rising poverty numbers and our shrinking middle class. We see it as our progressive tax code becomes less so. We see it when banks ism, yet people are reduced by the harsh realities of unfettered capitalism. We see it when corporations have the same rights as people. We see it when we privatize our government, roads and prisons. Prisons full of black men. We experience it when we forsake our environment by deregulating our air/water standards. We do that for whom exactly? We witness it when our elected of(legislation/regulation) for their donors/ lobbyists. Or, when they personally Wekiva Parkway leg of Orlando Express way.) We see it when 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent (and grow ing) of the pie. We see it when our age is justly compared to the Gilded Age of robber barons. We see it when unions and collective bar gaining are characterized as un-American. We see it in our decaying infrastructure. Such a metaphor for America. We are culpable when we blame ev eryone but ourselves. If America were a woman, shes being relentlessly, repeat edly raped. We hear her screams. Can you hear me now? We continue to turn our backs at our own peril.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 > Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yoursThanksgivings for a bountiful harvest usually are exhibited in a representative feast while the larder is fully packed. Imagine a local economy of remote settlers relieved that the crop was suc cessful, the game in the forest is plentiful and life will be forgiv ing. Today, our worldwide dis tribution system precludes any survivalist worries. A traditional North American spread, including our efforts from the local garden, is an understandable way to manifest our contemporary Thanksgiving holiday. The sit-down dinner is started with a big salad. Growing for simple leaf harvest is a grand way to get abundance from any gardening effort. A basic salad recipe is started with a foundation of lettuces. Loose-leaf lettuce comes in many colors, textures, lettuce, a few extra seeds are dropped into the soil, emulating Mother Natures growing meth ods. The necessary thinning then high-dollar gourmet baby greens. When the lettuce plants mature, depending on convenience and growing space, individual leaves versus full heads are harvested. Complimenting the simple leaves of lettuce are a large group of plants, too numerous to mention by variety names, I categorize as salad herbs. The Asian mustards range from the mild sharp tasting, dense spoon-leafed tatsoi. Dont worry, the spicy sharpness of individual pieces will be deferred to the broader taste when added to the bowl. Tangy sorrel is a wake-up call ripped as leaves or blended into a dressing. Dandelion greens bitter taste produces saliva to aid digestion and brings a complex greens. Garden fresh parsley has an essence easily overlooked when merely used as a garnish. Kale and collard greens commit nutritional and texture aspects that the lighter greens lack. Beyond the leaf, we can use many items from our garden for the big salad. Red radishes colorizing the verdant greenness is a short cut to holiday decorating. The tops of the radish plant are edible and are included with Diced kohlrabi bulbs add a sweet crunchiness that leaves lack. Think of the bragging rights when such an obscure vegetable is proffered to your guests. Cherry tomatoes of all sizes, col ors and shapes grow well at this time of year depending on the will the black and purple cherry tomato. The productivity of green scallion onions can be taken full advantage of, using the whole vertical inclination of the plant. The pilgrims depended on local. We dont, but probably should. Be thankful and eat well, my friends!Thanksgiving salad Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew dens Facebook page. WHO IS CC AREY >

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 50+ tax wpmobserver.com 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 d USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Imagine what we could accom plish if we committed one hour per week to volunteering. Page 16 Childs play Winter Parks Joseph Prior, 17, was a winner of the national Young Composers Challenge. Page 9 Calendar The Train Collectors Association hosts its annual toy train show in Maitland on Saturday, Nov. 19. Page 8 The NEW Observer 12.1.11 Maitland will consider converting to one-way roads along its rail corridor in order to cut $1.5 million off the price of silencing train horns in the city. Under the proposal, George and Packwood avenues would be open to only eastbound traf and Maitland Avenue, Maitland Public Works Director Rick Lemke said. Doing so would eliminate the need for quadruple barrier gates $250,000 each at those crossings. are you doing, Lemke said, but realistically On Monday, the City Council gave the OK to send the quiet zone proposal to Metroplan Or lando for inclusion in a regional report associ ated with SunRail. Central Florida cities along the rail line, including Winter Park, are hoping to qualify for a federal quiet zone grant. Currently, the grant is not funded. If we dont submit an application to Metro plan, we have zero chance of getting funding, But that doesnt mean one-way streets are on their way, he said. Were just saying were exploring it. Please dont think were trying meeting. Sounding horns Quiet zones are railroad crossings where the conductor is prohibited from sounding the horns as the train approaches. Train horns already Festival Society Orchestra with conductor John V. Sinclair accompanied Richard Stoltzman, who gave a lesson in what can be done with a clarinet if you love it and spend your life exploring its potential. The program consisted of two quite disparate halves. Stoltzman skipped the usual Mozart and Weber and served up interesting contrasts in contem porary clarinet compositions. The music at the programs beginning often sounded as though it were looking for a tune. After intermission it found what it was seeking. much of Coplands serious compositions, the music begins slowly, with squeals, giving the listener a vague, even uneasy, feeling that, without melo diousness, can soon become ennui. A virtuoso cadenza of clarinet arpeggios and notes on the edge of impossible included jazz licks and welcome hints of El Salon Mexico ending with a smashing glissando la Rhapsody in ing may soon be demolished for City Commission voted 3-2 to swap properties with Progress Point LLC, which owns a building on Orange Avenue. But that decision came after con tention on the dais that involved a slew of amendments to the land swap being shot down by narrow margins before the Commission agreed to go forward with the city staffs recommendations for the deal. Economic Development Direc tor Dori DeBord said that the po site was high and could provide an economic boon to the area. We would have fairly immedi ately the development of an under she said. We have the potential of having a new corporate headquar ters in that parcel. We would be see ing between 300 and possibly 400 employees in that area. After more than four hours of discussion, none of the amend ments passed, but the exchange Please see BUILDING Page 2 Please see QUIET Page 3 Please see STOLTZMAN Page 2 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff LOUIS RONEY Observer Staff City gets sweeter land deal JENNY ANDREASSON Observer Staff Quiet on the track ARCHIVE PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park and Maitland hope to secure federal grants to establish quiet zones before SunRail starts rolling. Stoltzman serves up the contemporary PHO T O COURTESY OF LISA MARIE MAZZUCO Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman performed with Bach F estival Orchestra on Sunday.

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Page 2 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer ing, with Commissioners Carolyn Cooper and Tom McMacken dis senting. Its expected to come up for a second reading at the next Commission meeting on Nov. 28. Leveling the appraisal It was the staff that had negotiated a deal with Progress Point in the past month, attempting to close the gap between appraised values of the two properties in order to seal a deal. The most recent appraisal, con ducted by Winter Springs Me ridian Appraisal Group, closed a gap in value that had previously been more than $1.5 million wide. praised at $4.575 million, and the Progress Point property, at 1150 N. Orange Ave., was valued at $4.4 million. To close the gap, staff negoti ated with Progress Point to pay Building, a $343,000 half-acre con servation easement along Morse Boulevard, and a CRA contribu tion valued at $300,000 over 14 years. The result of that agreement, staff said, was a net value of $743,000 the city would gain in the deal. Amendments fail Despite the seemingly improved deal compared to the last time the Commission saw it, there was still contention about some details that could have led to a building be ing demolished immediately, and the city being able to take back its property if Progress Point failed to build quickly enough. Amendments were proposed that would require a reverter clause that would allow the city to take its property back, and would require the city to immediately demolish the building formerly owned by Progress Point. Commissioner Steven Leary said that those amendments only slowed the process down. Were going backwards on this stuff, Leary said. Were talking about a reverter clause. Were talk ing about demo-ing a building. To continue to hang this thing up on things that have been discussed between staff and the counter par ty its not worth holding this thing up over $100,000. They have not asked to lessen the deal at all, and were asking for more. Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel said that though she was wary of demolishing a usable building, she thought the current Progress Point building, which the compa ny admitted had 600 square feet of property contaminated by arsenic, was uninhabitable. I would certainly not be in favor of demolishing something that someone thinks they could use later, Sprinkel said. I just cant for the life of me think any body wants to be in that building, after driving by it so many times, because it just doesnt look habit able. City Attorney Larry Brown said that a perfect deal would be This is not an unusual situa tion where a Commission is pre sented with an agreement thats been heavily negotiated by staff, he said. Its not going to be a per fect agreement. 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Page 3 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer bother many residents, and the forthcoming SunRail commuter rail system will only increase the frequency of the sound. SunRail is initially scheduled to run 51 trains a day 102 minutes of horn noise through the area, Maitland Transportation Engineer Charlie Wallace said. At buildout, 75 trains will come through per day. But quiet zones dont come cheap. They require that munici palities install special gates and for cars to cross the tracks when a train is on its way. would eliminate the states re quirement for quad gates, which completely block pedestrian or cars from crossing the tracks. The numbers Maitland had originally projected their nine quiet zones would cost $3.2 million. The cost included in stalling quad gates at eight cross ings and special curbing at a few. SunRail knocked that cost down to $2.7 million due to crossing im provements associated with the commuter rail project. Under the latest proposal, the city would install quad gates at just three of the intersections Greenwood Road, Ventris Avenue and Lake Avenue bringing the total cost down to just more than $1 million. Councilman Ivan Valdes asked the city to also consider converting Ventris Avenue to a one-way road In Winter Park, the city has partial funding to install the infra structure for the quiet zones. They too are hoping to secure a federal grant to pay for the rest. Their 16 intersections carry a $3 million price tag, city spokeswoman Cla quad gates. Embracing change Lemke said that one-way streets would enhance the citys longterm transportation plan by downtown to Maitland Avenue and allowing parking on both is also more pedestrian friendly. It will give it more of a down town feeling, he said. Former Maitland City Council man Jeff Flowers said residents should embrace the one-way street proposal, especially as the city moves on plans to revitalize its downtown. 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Edgewater ready clinched a spot in the play offs, but they put the icing on their regular season with a 28-7 smash ing of rival Boone on Nov. 11. Quarterback J.B. Woodman, who has alternated between pass ing performances where he barely cracked double digits to wild games in which he threw for more than 300 yards, tossed for 81 yards in the game. All purpose offensive in with a 3-yard pass of his own while rushing for 16 yards and catching 35 yards worth of recep tions. Running back John Altman was the driving force on the night, rushing for 161 yards and a touch down. gional playoffs, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Nov. 18. The Trojans, who had a combined three wins in the past two seasons, shocked the district this season en route to an undefeated championship. The last time the two teams met, when Evans was 5-5 in 2008, the Eagles won 28-0. 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We serve 14 cuts of meat continuously, all you can eat table side service. Where you can choose from beef, pork, lamb or chicken, all served with our house specialty, oven-warm cheese bread. Nelore Steakhouse 115 E. Lyman Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789(407) 645-1112www.neloresteakhouse.com Authentic Brazilian Steak House Playoff ght begins for Wildcats, Eagles The UCF Knights need two straight wins to have a chance at going to a bowl game. Read more at WPMObserver.com ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park was victorious Friday in a 15-14 nail-biter against Ocoees Knights.

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Page 7 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer N ov. 14 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting held Monday, Nov. 14, sion Chambers. Below are high lights of the decisions that were made. Mayors report Keep Winter Park Beautiful scape improvements and Azalea Lane Volunteer Project were pre sented. A proclamation declaring the month of November as Na Month was presented. The Winter 2011 Webisode produced in partnership with Full Sails SPARK program was presented and will be available on the homepage of the citys website by the end of this week. Three appointments for the Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force were made with the remaining members to be made at the Mon day, Nov. 28, City Commission meeting. The board appointment for the Board of Adjustments was ap proved. The minutes of the Oct. 24 City Commission meeting were approved. The piggybacking of the city of Sanford contract with Florida Bearings Inc. for repair of electric motors and pumps was approved and the mayor was authorized to execute the contract. The Civility Code as recom mended by the Ethics Board was The Monday, Dec. 26, City Commission meeting was can celed in observance of the Christ mas holiday. The On-site Energy Audit Services Program Master Agree ment with Progress Energy Flor ida was approved and the mayor was authorized to execute the agreement. The two ordinances related to revising the public notice require ments for citywide notices that streamline the zoning approval process were approved with an amendment to each. The request of Bank First Re alty Inc. on behalf of McDonalds Corporation for Conditional Use approval to construct a McDon alds Restaurant with a drive-thru service at 1282/1288/1302 W. Fair banks Ave. and 1281/1289/1301 Gene St., zoned C-3 was approved with an amendment. Both resolutions regarding the undergrounding of electric/ Parkway and Williams Drive were approved. The exchange agreement be tween the city of Winter Park and Progress Point LLC for the state presented. nance regarding the conveyance of the city-owned property lo with an amendment. A full copy of the Nov. 14 City Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of Nov. 28, pending approv al by the City Commission. Maitland residents will be happy to learn that our police depart ment has recently reinstated an after a four-year absence. The program has been jump-started using money from the depart ments Federal Forfeiture Fund. That fund contains money that signed to federal task forces, from drug dealers and people involved in money laundering schemes. These funds are not from our tax payers but from people who chose to violate the law. The Maitland Police Depart ment ERT is comprised of mem bers of the department who must pass a rigorous process of inter views and training before becom ing a member of the team. They are skilled and highly trained in tactical response techniques and are experts in marksmanship with a variety of weapons including advanced training involves rap pelling and special deployment techniques as well as how to pro vide rescue assistance in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane or other severe storms. They carry their equipment with them so they are ready to respond directly to a situation without the need to travel to the police station. This allows their response time to be very fast to any location in the city. You may ask, why does Mait land, a city that enjoys a very low crime rate, need an ERT? Unfortu nately, no community is immune from random acts of criminality or the impact of a natural disas ter. Our state has the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation killed so far in 2011. Traditionally, the South has been a very danger cers. We are also frequently in the path of severe weather that may threaten our city. Last week, our Maitland Po lice Department Emergency Re sponse Team participated in the 29th International SWAT RoundUp that was being held at the Range. Not only did our home team compete but our police de partment has been co-sponsoring this event, the largest and most recognized SWAT competition in the world, for the past 29 years. Teams from across the United States and 12 foreign countries, in cluding teams from Bosnia, Swe and Russia, competed and at tended training classes. Our par ticipation in this prestigious event est up-to-date training, combined with real world, challenging tac tical competition. The Maitland Police Department Emergency Response Team is an example of how our city is able to continue to offer services to our residents using unique alternative funding methods without impacting our citizens taxes. Deputy Chief Bill McEach nie, Maitland Police Department Council Meeting of Nov. 14 The Maitland City Council met on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Below is a synopsis of that meet ing. Public hearings Adopted an ordinance amend ing the Future Land Use Element of the 2030 CDP. The amendment adds a Policy and Standards to the Future Land Use Element to allow a mix of residential scale retail and personal service uses within the high-density residential land use district where the district is contiguous to a rail line and adja cent to downtown Maitland. Consent agenda: The Consent Agenda was ap proved as presented. Decision Items: Rules of Procedures Regular Meeting Procedures to allow the time limit for each speaker to be 5 minutes. to provide option and cost infor mation to Metroplan Orlando for inclusion in a comprehensive re gional report concerning Quiet Zones associated with SunRail. two Subordination of City Utility Interests and Resolutions to con vey easement rights to the FDOT in conjunction with Interstate 4 reconstruction. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 28. For updates, visit www.itsmymaitland.com www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844 Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at Flemings in Winter Park. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. Maitland Police Department reinstates Emergency Response T eam Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER PHO T O COURTESY OF MAITLAND POLICE DEP AR TMENT Emergency Response T eam co-sponsored the international SW AT event.

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer THURSD A Y Red Bag Days T urkey T our Humming birds and Banding Studies FRID A Y The qualifying period Winter in the Park Peacock Ball Quilt: A Musical Celebration SA TURD A Y eld trip The Giant Arts, Crafts and Y ard Sale org The Winter Park Harvest Festival Brouhaha Film and Video Showcase SUND A Y Maitland Coin and Currency Show vegan potluck WEDNESD A Y Holidays at the Waterhouse NOV. 24 no garbage Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Capital Guardian Wealth Management Cash To Go, Inc. Florida Sports and Family Health Center Scott Hall Holler Hyundai Long Family Chiropractic Greg May Royal Catering The Music Lab Winter Park Harvest Festival Winter Park Urgent Care Byrd & Associates, LLC Chick-Fil-A at Orlando/Fairbanks Dorman Financial Management Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar GEICO Insurance Jewett Orthopaedic Convenient Care Center Kelly Price & Company Lake Fairview Marina, Inc. Mead Botanical Garden Orlando Shakespeare Theater Pizzeria Valdiano D. Scott Rotatori Bill Segal Winter Park Housing Authority CFE Federal Credit Union Sun State Ford Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Nelson Investment Planning Services Tudor Electric Arthur's Catering, Inc. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Maile Image, Modeling & Acting Winter Park YMCA Family Center Presented by Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Friday, December 2; 5 p.m. Central Park Presented by Fannie Hillman + Associates & Vanson Constructors Saturday, December 3; 710:30 a.m. Central Park Stage Presented by Bright House Networks Saturday, December 3; 9 a.m. Park Avenue T oy train show comes to town Anything Cole! Anything Cole!

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Page 9 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Throughout his life, Todd Markham had his share of bad luck. At 14 months old, he was stricken with polio in his legs, arms and back. Around age 6, he regained use of everything except his left leg, which was always in a brace. He broke his leg twice and spent two years unable to walk, and in August 2009, he was diag nosed with cataracts in both eyes and went blind. The hardest thing for me was losing my eyesight, he said. Be cause then you just cant do any thing for yourself you really become a burden. Around this time last year, the 62-year-old got back his gift of sight, paying nothing more than time to Dr. David Auerbach of Eye Physicians of Central Florida, for surgery that is usually more than $5,000. Of all the things Ive been through, being able to see again was just, profound, Markham said. Its just like experiencing a miracle thats what it feels like. Giving back Markham is just one of the pa tients impacted by the free cata ract surgery offered by Auerbach at the Maitland clinic through the Gift of Sight program that he started three years ago. It was just so beautiful to be able to see the limbs on the trees, and the leaves and you know, ev erything. I could see the individ ual blades of the grass, he said. Its something that you really take advantage of every day when youre out and about. The program was started for patients like Markham who have cataracts, the No. 1 cause of re versible blindness in the world, and cannot afford the surgery. Its heartbreaking to see peo ple come in on a daily basis with no insurance who need care, Auerbach said. So this is how I choose to give back. Seeing what was going on with the economy and how many pa tients without insurance need the 15-minute surgery, Auerbach cre ated the program to offer 10 free surgeries to patients every No vember as his Thanksgiving gift. I heard of a doctor in Dallas doing this, and I said, You know, this is great. This is a really good idea, Auerbach said. And each year to see the expression of how grateful people are really makes this worthwhile. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgi cal procedures in the United States, million Americans. In fact, accord ing to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by age 80 more than half of all Americans have a cataract and the surgery costs about $5,000 per eye. Back on track For 56-year-old Sanford resident Norma Smith, whose husband re cently lost his job as an insurance adjuster, that price is unafford able. In March, Smith had a freak ac cident that sent her to the hospital and, seven months later, left her as one of the millions of Americans in need of a cataract surgery. when her 9-year-old grandsons hook, which he had been strug gling to release from a lily pad, and struck her left eye. Smith was diagnosed with a detached retina and had to undergo a re-attach ment surgery. They told me I would get a cataract, she said. But I thought it would be several years. I didnt realize Id get it seven months later. Since the incident, Smith has been uncomfortable driving long distances and driving at night, and she does not read as much as she used to. Even watching the television is hard, she said, because half of the screen I cant see, and the other half I can. Five helped Smith, who is the head of family ministries at First United Method ist Church in Sanford, had no idea how her life was going to get back to normal until one day a friend at her church told her about Auer bachs program. Its a wonderful program, she said. The people in the of long, about who they are going to choose. They are the nicest people there. They really help you in any way they can. geries on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to the patients of this years program. I am very fortunate and lucky to be in the position I am in, he said, and this is what Im doing to give back to my community. The surgery has an almost 100 percent success rate and usually patients are able to see within a day of its completion, all of them forever grateful. Somebody is guiding his hand thats all I can tell ya, Markham said. The guys got a gentle touch, you know? And I think thats kind of magic in a doctor. Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 The quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son DwightAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Effective December 9, 2011T. Eugene Chambers, Jr., DO, will be moving his practice, South Semoran Family Care, from their current location at: 429 South Semoran Blvd., Ste 1 Orlando, FL 32807 to East Orlando Medical Group 900 S. Goldenrod Road, Ste B Orlando, FL 32822 407.281.6424 Patient medical records will be maintained at the new NOTICE TO PATIENTS Visit our webpage for more info!www.NRG-DanceStudios.weebly.com Dancers Ages 2 & Up!Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip-hop, & Expressive Dance Location: Winter Park Community Center721 West New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 FREE NRG-Dance Studios T-shirt and NO registration fee for the first 75 dancers to enroll! Where students transform into dancers!Meet the owner Nichole Genchi ...B.A. Dance from FIU Over 10 Years Teaching Former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (NFL) & Panthers Ice Dancer (NHL) 1st Dance Class FREENow Enrolling!Call: (407)519-0477 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Norma Smith, left, gets examined pre-cataract surgery by Dr. David Auerbach. Healing the blind Doctor gives patients eye surgery, free of charge MEISHA PERRIN Observer Staff

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Page 10 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar Joseph Prior sits under bright lights of the Bob Carr Perform ing Arts Centre stage as a quar tet of string players and a pianist rehearse his score Reverie and Song. The Winter Park resident shuf score, keeping tabs on what he has written and what he hears. Can we take that faster? he halts the ensemble mid-song. What if I count off? And with his count time, the music resumes. In a small conference room backstage, Caleb Bancroft of Ovie of the Orlando Philharmonic Or time. He sits, suit and tie, his hands wringing the rolled score of the Shining Brass March he wrote, nodding his head as the melodies he crafted play out through the room. Upon only hearing the music for this Sunday, Nov. 13, perfor mance it could appear to the ear as just a normal rehearsal for these music professionals, but a look at the program reveals each compos er on the bill was born after 1993 Prior is 17, and Bancroft is 15. These local teens were two of seven 13to 18-year-old compos ers chosen nationally as part of the 2011 Young Composers Chal lenge, created by Orlando-native Steve Goldman, to have their orig inal works rehearsed, critiqued and performed by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For these kids, its not just an interesting local award they won, Goldman said. This is a big na tional honor. The Young Composers Chal lenge, held annually since 2004, Goldman said, has grown from a local movement to attracting sub missions from across the United States. I guess no one had ever really thought that this would be some thing worthwhile, having profes sionals play kids pieces, because I think people really underestimate how good some of these kids are, Goldman said. Crafting local talent This year, he said the judges of the challenge, including music and composition professors from Full Sail University, Rollins Col lege and the University of Central Florida, selected the seven win ners from 45 score entries from 13 different states. For these two local kids to have placed is really quite amaz ing, Goldman said. Theyre both very talented local musicians. Im proud that were doing so well in Central Florida that these two kids are able to compete nationally. Both Caleb Bancroft and Jo seph Prior are homeschooled and compose in their free time not spent on schoolwork or playing in the Greater Orlando Homeschool Band. Prior, who is a second-time winner of the challenge, having placed last year with his piece Dance Royale, said hes been composing music since he was 12 and playing the French horn since he was 7 years old. His mother, Rebecca Prior, said Joseph has had music around him forever, from his father play ing guitar to lull him to sleep as a baby, to Joe humming constantly as a child. He started on the French horn when he tagged along for his older sisters beginning band class. On a whim he tried it out, and the rest is history. I guess it kind of chose me, he said with a smile and a shrug. Bancroft, who has been play he was equal parts surprised and excited when he learned that he won a spot in the Young Compos ers Challenge. wrote, he said. I mean I thought maybe I had a pretty good shot, but I was still surprised that I won. After attending a workshop sponsored by the Young Compos ers Challenge earlier in the year, Bancroft said he began self-teach ing himself the art of composing through books and online. When he gets interested in something, hell pretty much go all out, his mother, Cheryl Ban croft, said. And thats what hes done with composing. Making music Christopher Wilkins, the music director and conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra who helped rehearse the Young Composers Challenge pieces, said he was very impressed with the skill and stylistic nuances in both Prior and Bancrofts works. Both Bancroft, a woodwind player who composed a brass quintet, and Prior, a brass player who wrote a string quintet, went out of their own instrument fami lies for their works. Both of their pieces had a very distinct American quality to them, Wilkins said. Joe and Caleb both, particularly, showed the ability to be able to pick up on styles of music and recreate and invent them. Both Goldman and Wilkins said the local pair, as well as all other participants in the chal lenge, have a bright future in front of them. They said many former participants have used the re cordings made during the Young Composers Challenge Compo sium to help them gain entrance to various prestigious music con servatories. You dont too often get to change lives as a regular aspect of what you do, Wilkins said. But the Young Composers Challenge has been doing that for years. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Joseph Prior stands with members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Childs play SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Learn more To learn more about the Young Composers Challenge, visit www. youngcomposerschallenge.com Winter in the Park ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow is open Friday, Nov.18, through Sunday, Jan. 8. The rink will be open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. For more in formation, visit CityOfWinterPark. org The historic Annie Russell The atre, which is celebrating its 79th season, presents Little Shop of Horrors through Saturday, Nov. 19, with both evening and mati nee performance times. Cost is $20, $10 for students with ID. Call 407-646-2145 or visit Rollins. edu/annierussell On Nov. 19, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will continue to celebrate their 55th Season with the annual Concerto Competi tion Concert at 4 p.m. at College Park Baptist Church. Hear Central Floridas nest young musicians as they step out of their orches tral roles and compete as soloists. The recital is the nal step in the FSYOs annual Concerto Competi tion, where the winning student will earn the opportunity to play his concerto with the FSYOs Sym phonic Orchestra in this seasons nal concert. For more informa tion call 407-999-7800 or visit FSYO.org Astronomy Week at the Maitland Library is Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Events include: Through Phases: Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. w/ Telescopes: Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more in formation. Trinity Preparatory School will hold open house on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at TrinityPrep.org/Join-us or call 321-282-2515. On Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., the festivities continue in Central Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll presented by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The night will begin with carols from several local ensembles, followed by the award ceremony for the 2011 Holiday Card Competition win ners. For more information, call 407-644-8281. The Maitland Public Library 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 Thurs day. Reading buddies is Thursdays at 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more information. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 11 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer This week our column is about honoring Floridians who have both achieved and given back in ways that make Florida a better place for all of us. Please know that every person men tioned in this weeks column is deserving of an article unto them selves, and the words that I add here represent only the highlights of lives that may and should inspire us all. Junior Achievement We begin with the always-touch ing annual Junior Achievement Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame held Wednesday, Nov. 2, in which three laureates were inducted into the hall of fame along with the Spirit of Achieve ment award. This years laureates include Linda Chapin, Jimmy He witt, the late Hy Lake and Jacob Stuart, each of whom was intro young person whose life has been inspired by the lessons learned through Junior Achievement. Linda Chapin perhaps the the citizens of Florida was the ange County. During her tenure, construction was completed on the courthouse, the Convention Center and the History Center along with numerous parks and environmental land purchases. Jimmy Hewitt is best known for his role in bringing the NBA to Orlando and serving as found er and owner of the Orlando Magic until 1992. The late Hy Lake was a real estate mogul who spent his life porting the arts. His wife, Harriet, who carries on as the leading arts philanthropist in Central Florida, accepted the award on behalf of her husband in an unforgettable speech that was both touching and humorous. Jacob Stuart, president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce for nearly 25 years, has fostered initiatives in every aspect of the lives of Central Flo ridians, from education to health care. Sincere congratulations to all. Big accomplishments Full Sail University, near Win ter Park, held its emotionally charged Hall of Fame induction ceremony the following Monday. I could not have foreseen the sincere sense of family that these (now famous) Full Sail graduates exuded from every corner of the campus. Full Sail is known for its tech nical expertise, but every one of ing the right place and the feeling of family that the campus gives to its students. Remember, these are the kids who used to run the audio/video equipment in high school, so their time at Full Sail gave them a home and sense of inclusion they never had. Their accomplishments would take pages, so I list only a few of the inductees achievements. They include Darren Lynn Bous the Saw horror series; Laurie Brugger, senior rigger on a host and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1; Culley Bunker, MTV Video Music Award nominee and visual effects sic videos for Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and The Black Eyed Peas; Jameson Durall, design director on games including Red Faction: Armageddon, The Godfather II and The Simpsons Game; David Farmer, sound designer for The Lord of the Rings trilogy; and Sean Spuehler, audio engi neer for Madonna (nuff said?). Then at lunch I learned that arts leaders Donna Dowless and Chip Weston both teach at Full Sail, and that clinched the deal for this writer. With teach ers like that, its no wonder these young people are going on to do great things. Visit www.fullsail. edu National teaching award When Evans High School opens its new campus on Jan. 3, the school will have a unique award to place front and center in their trophy case. At this time of awards and honors, Winter Park native Lamar Fowler, an algebra and geometry teacher at Evans High School, was almost speechless as it was announced that he was one of Americas top teachers. Presented by Jane Foley of the Milken Family Foundation, the Oscars of Teaching includes a $25,000 award for the recipient. Further distinction comes from the fact that Fowler is the only teacher in Florida to receive the honor this year. In a packed gathering in the schools cafeteria, Principal David Christiansen spoke of Fowlers dedication and his ability to reach kids who are considered unreachable. The son of a single mother, Fowler reluctantly ac cepted the microphone and once again encouraged his students, saying Nothing levels the play Deserving of an award If youve ever had the toe-tap ping pleasure of watching Winter Park Playhouses Artistic Director Roy Alan tap his way into the persona of Fred Astaire or create a period piece of a musical, then you can understand it was only a matter of time until he would tap his way into the music of theater legend Cole Porter. Now, the multi-talented Mr. Alan has created a new work a singing, dancing tribute to Cole Porter which he is calling Anything Cole! that I promise will sing and dance its way into your heart. This world premiere will happen right here in Winter Park and will run through Dec. 17. The music is a list of Cole Por ters greatest hits from Broadway and the movies, including Any thing Goes, Kiss Me Kate and Silk Stockings. And the only thing that could be more exciting is the cast, including Roy Alan, Natalie Cordone, Steven Flaa, Bri an Minyard, Candace Neal and Kate Zaloumes. Its like a virtual actors in Central Florida. The Winter Park Playhouse is at 711 Orange Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org The NEW Observer 12.1.11 Josh Garrick Major achievements educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. WHO IS GARRICK > Nothing levels the playing field like a good education. Lamar Fowler

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Page 12 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Healthy Living This years holiday food trend will be a throwback to tradition when foods were lovingly made by hand. This trend is also indicative of a desire for simplicity, value and comfort. Filling gift baskets or decorating your party table with old fashioned cookies, cakes, pies and sweet breads brings back some of the comfort that comes with smelling and eating food from our childhoods. Homemade food items also make an excellent centerpiece for a buffet or traditional family holi day dinner. For example, a whim sical gingerbread house or tower of decorated cookies or cupcakes will especially delight the children at the table. Simplicity, value and comfort can still be elegant. Vary ing the heights of food on a buffet table adds interest and is a great way to showcase a pretty serving bowl or to make sure everyone notices a special treat youve pre pared. For adults, wrap one of your fa vorite sweet breads in clear cello phane wrapping secured with an elegant holiday ribbon and name tag as a welcome or parting gift for holiday party guests. Remem ber to keep your menu manage able and not overcomplicate your party or you will be overwhelmed and miss out on the fun. I am getting married in De cember, and I am not only plan ning my own wedding, but cater ing my own reception, too. I use magazines to help inspire me with ideas that are fresh and ignite my imagination. You can do the same ing recipes and decoration ideas, Southern Living and Food Net work magazines are useful. The recipes are simple, good and reli able. The key to a memorable holi items made from scratch with the freshest ingredients in their pur est forms. If you are making your own baskets, make sure to include As fall starts to settle in, a lot of us start thinking about planning holiday parties. From the simple Saturday afternoon get-together to the formal company dinner party hosted in your home, your event can be enjoyable for every one if you plan ahead. An afternoon get-together is a pretty simple affair. You can sim ply ask your guests to come over and bring something to share, or you could even send out an Evite with a sign-up list. However, as you start to think about holiday parties, things become a little more detailed. When planning your holiday party, start by thinking about your guest list and how many people you can accommodate comfort ably in your home. You can do a simple nibble and nosh with easy room tem perature appetizers or a full buf fet with an action station. Some easy do-it-yourself food items could include Brie cheese with warm raspberry jam drizzled over the top and served with gin gersnaps, Boursin cheese with a pepper jelly drizzle or a simple cheese presentation to include larger wedge cheeses along with bite-sized pieces. Fruit and veg etable presentations are also fairly simple to assemble and also make a centerpiece that is aesthetically appealing. Desserts are one of those items on which you could base your whole party. Whole cakes and pies, cookies and candies help to make a party appear decadent. Some simple yet unforgettable items are chocolate cake, pump kin and pecan pie, and fresh fruit served with chocolate fondue. Try to keep it simple when planning beverages for your par ty. Choose one signature drink based on your theme or type of or even a champagne cocktail are a nice choice to greet guests. Hav ing only a few choices of beer and wine are highly recommended. Trying to have everyones favorite drink on hand will have you spin ning your wheels. When thinking decorations, think less is more. Your house and style should shine when you have a party, so you simply want to ac cent what you already have. Sim plants such as bromeliads are always a nice way to accent and round out the feel for the party. The best way for you to enjoy your party is to start preparing a few days ahead of time. Make a thorough list of all the items youll need one week before, shop at least two days before and prepare and stage all the food and drink items you can the day before. The day of the event, you simply on everything. You should not be searching for missing items the day of the party. Get them all to gether the day before! If all of this seems like more work than you want to take on, the time to call a caterer is now. Its always best to call early and reserve your date. Friday and get booked before Thanksgiving, it will mean less stress and plan ning during that hectic time. With food, drinks, china and silver ware and chefs, service staff and bartenders to set up, breakdown and clean up, you can really en joy your guests and not have to worry about a thing. Caterers can be a nice choice for parties in your community centers. Beth Visconti is a resident of Bald win Park and the service manager for Arthurs Creative Events & Ca tering. She and her husband, James, have three children; Madison, Ben and Kennedy. She enjoys cooking and running. PHOTO BY KIM PEARSON This holiday season, bring friends and family together with a simple potluck lunch, do-it-yourself dinner or catered affair. Please see HOLIDAY Page 13 Planning for the holidays Tips from the pros for perfect parties and homemade food gifts BETH VISCONTI Guest Writer KIM PEARSON Guest Writer FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 am to 2 pmPetting Zoo by Zoo Mom Science Bounce Houses, NBA Jam, popcorn and cotton candy provided by Winter Park YMCA Field Games Provided by YMCA Camp Wewa 2 hours of live music provided by Bari Clark of Faid to Plaid Winter Park Lost Pets showing our lost pets the way home Bike Rodeo by city of Winter Park In Central Park, north by the stage Recipe for a perfect holiday get-together Give the gift of food this holiday

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Page 13 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Bourbon Maple Salmon (submitted by Beth Visconti) 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon bourbon Mix all ingredients, pour over salmon and roast for 18-20 minutes, depending on thickness at 375 degrees. Goat cheese tart with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs (submitted by Kim Pearson) Filling: 11oz goat cheese 1/2 cup of whole ricotta cheese 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened 3 egg yolks 4 tablespoons total of mixed chopped fresh herbs of your choice basil, rosemary, thyme, or 2 teaspoons total of dried herbs. ones packed in oil will release their oil during cook ing time so be sure to use the dried tomato. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and pre-bake pie crust so that when complete, the tart will be crispy and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the the oven to 375 degrees. Process goat cheese, ricotta and butter until smooth. Add egg yolks one at a time, processing after each egg to be thoroughly blended. Pour into tart shell. Sprinkle the top of the utes. Cut into small squares or bake in small tartlets for appetizer. Makes about 70 small tartlets. Suggestions: for a holiday garnish sausage Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator To learn more about brain development, scan this code. Babies arent fully developed until at least 39 weeks in the womb. Important development of their brains, lungs and eyes occurs in the last few weeks of pregnancy. If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own. marchofdimes.com / 39weeks 2011 March of Dimes Foundation Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with Grief During the Holidays Peggy and Philip B. Crosby YMCA Wellness Center 2005 Mizell Avenue Winter Park, FL 32792 Join the team from Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida for an informative presentation and an opportunity to share with others who are traveling the same Path to Healing as you. Rather than feeling the may be acutely aware of the empty space in their hearts and in their lives during the holidays. A successful strategy in finding comfort during this time is to plan for the holiday season, instead of just letting it happen. Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with Grief During the Holidays will provide you with practical tips to assist you in getting through the holidays. The presentation will focus on the importance of: Reservations are not required but are suggested Path to Healinggrief workshop and support group series a complementing beverage, such as a bottle of wine with a choco late or Italian-themed basket; or coffee, teas and hot cocoa mix for sweet breads and cookies. For example, sweet holiday breads, handmade with the sights, smells and taste of tradition, from a bread, to a really decadent cocoabased kirsch-infused bread load ed with chocolate chips, and bing and maraschino cherries. with pre-packaged cookies and crackers from Europe which, I guess, is supposed to make the item appear special or somehow worth more. However, most tasty and often these foods are packaged weeks or months in advance of them appearing in your gift basket, hence they are dry and sometimes stale. Kim Pearson is an executive chef with a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University and the owner of Pearsons Catering. HOLIDAY | Memorable gift baskets C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Easy holiday party recipes

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Page 14 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer You already know exercise is good for you, but how do you make it part of your life? Mandy and Steve Booker found biking to their Rollins College jobs from their Oviedo home every day doesnt take much more time, is ing, feels great, saves money and reduces their carbon footprint. Monday mornings, Steve and Mandy drive their van to Winter Park, packed with their clothes and accessories (yes, of course one must always accessorize) for the week, along with their tandem bike. After work, they mount the bike, heading home along back roads to the Cady Way Trail and onto the Cross Seminole Trail, a 12-mile ride that takes less than an hour. The rest of the week, they ride to Rol lins each morning, pick up their clothes from the van, head to the gym for a quick shower and change into work clothes (with those accessories too) and ride home in the evenings. Mandy said, What we enjoy most about this schedule is that we are able to get our exercise helping the environment and saving money on gas and wear and tear on the van. Plus, we to work within 15 minutes of the time it would have taken us to drive. and savings. Riding 12 miles each way adds up to about 100 miles a week, over 4,000 miles a year. They each burn 600-800 calories per day, 2,500 each week, 10,000 a month. They feel strong and have plenty of energy. By biking, they save about $700 a year just in gas. Calcu lated with the federal estimated cost of driving a car, 55 cents per mile, their bike mileage saves them more than $2,000 a year. Thats enough to buy some great bikes. Using the calculator at http:// www.carbonfootprint.com/cal culator.aspx, their riding saves 2.57 metric tons of CO2 each year. What about the rain? Getting rained on while heading to where you have dry clothes isnt bad. Lightning is the scary element, but that is pretty rare at prime commute times. By watching the weather reports, they are able to time their ride and havent had to ride in lightning in their year of riding to and from work. Ready to try it yourself? Steve and Mandy advise you to start small and build up your riding. They started by just biking to run errands. Then they tried biking to work a couple of days before doing it most days. Our local bike riding couple offers a few suggestions to help you make biking part of your life: helmet. It can save your life. Use bright clothing so others can see you easily. Do not trust that people see you. Go behind cars instead of in front of them. it in good repair. Carry a small tool kit with you for repairs on the road. bike before running errands and discover the limits of what you can carry on the bike. Mandy she realized the challenge of car rying it home on the bike. Make it fun, enjoy the breeze and feel great. We appreciate the great trails in our community and what a difference they make in our lives! 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Here are some tips that will help you maneuver through: tion and making memories, not just the food. Remember what the holidays are about. Often this time of year is one of the few times we get to spend with friends and fam ily. Fill yourself with memories, not calories! ahead so you dont arrive hungry. Before you go, commit to make healthy food choices. When you approach the food table and see all the choices, step back and make a plan. Eat the correct amount of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats but avoid large quantities of sugar and fat. tion is key. Remember portion control will help you enjoy with out consequences. Once again, moderation is key. Drink plenty of water throughout the entire day and continue dur ing the party. You can avoid being dehydrated the next morning if you drink enough water the night before. Of course, with all the hubbub thing to go from our busy sched ule. We try to save ourselves time by not exercising when exercise is really the key to more energy and less stress. Simply walking along Park Avenue to see the holiday lights will burn calories and help you relax. Try these tips: would any important appoint ment. You can shorten them, but do not eliminate them altogether. Even 20 minutes a day will make a difference. for the closest parking space. You can make that part of your exer cise for the day by walking briskly to the store and back. for food or drinks, how about a workout or a walk together? Hopefully these tips will help you not just survive the holidays, but also thrive! Grafton and Whitley are health coaches with Take Shape for Life. Visit Staying t this season SUE GRAFT ON AND STEPHANIE WHITLEY Guest Writers Grafton and Whitley Make biking part of your life Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo The Maitland resident is a nurse practitioner and President of Health Action, offering workplace health www.healthaction.biz WHO IS LUG O >

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Page 16 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinion/ Editorial Volunteer to move community forward For many families, the holi gifts and festivities. We enjoy spending time together and give thanks for all of our good fortune during the year. Its also an important time to remem ber those less fortunate in our community and look for ways to work together to move our communities forward. One way we can work together is to volunteer with local community organizations. With our busy schedules, activities. But imagine what we all could accomplish if we just committed one hour per week to doing something positive for our communities. At the YMCA of Central Florida, we see how small acts of volunteerism can spark tremen dous change in the community. Last year, 6,120 volunteers gave 286,000 hours to our organiza tion less than one hour each per week which helped us provide resources and guidance to 230,000 people in Central Florida. For us, that means one volunteer has the potential to impact more than 37 additional community members. You can have a similar impact by also volunteering with an organization whose mission you others here are some ideas: Use your skills to mentor students at your neighborhood elementary, middle or high school by helping kids with their homework or coach youth sports. Enjoy a day at the park with your family and spend a few minutes picking up litter. Instead of eating lunch at your desk, spend your lunch hour chatting with seniors at a local nursing home. Create holiday cards with inspirational messages for our military troops serving abroad. You can also ask your friends and neighbors to donate supplies such as travel-sized packages. Clean out your pantry and donate non-perishable food items to your local food bank or homeless shelter. The holidays are a great time to start volunteering. Together, we can show our appreciation for the things we have and make our communities a better place for everyone to live all year round. For more information on how you can get involved in your community, check out http://bit.ly/utKAvn to volunteer with the American Heart Association, http://bit. ly/aRCk3r to help Samaritans Purse International Relief orga nization or www.resourcepoint. org for various opportunities throughout Seminole County. Scott Barnhard development YMCA of Central Florida Captivity no place for orcas A recent lawsuit claims that the tivity, and who were removed from the wild, violates the 13th Amendments prohibition of slavery. The lawsuit has provid ed fodder for late night televi sion; the suit is indeed novel. However, life in an acoustically dead concrete tank does lead to abnormalities as a result of the orcas enslaved existence. As former orca trainers at SeaWorld, my colleague and I worked with Tilikum, Katina, and trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by Tilikum. We recently released a summary compiling evidence that captivi ty leads to premature orca death, stress, social tension and poor health. The article can be ac cessed online at The Orca Project (theorcaproject.wordpress.com). Spending their entire lives within tight family groupings, wild-caught orcas have been traumatically extracted from the security, comfort and mentoring that these groupings provide. The anxiety and volatility in captive orcas is exacerbated by having no chance of escape. As a result, captive orcas often display aggression or allevi ate boredom by biting the steel gates used to separate them, resulting in painfully broken, exposed teeth. The time has come to evolve beyond keeping orcas in captiv tainment purposes. New Orleans, La. and John Jett, Ph.D Biology Department Stetson University Its easy to say Shop local. Its harder to get people to actually do it. Its not news that big-box stores have taken a huge chunk of the retail pie, squeezing out the smaller, mom-and-pop stores that used to be the backbone of America. But over the past several years, a movement has romanticized frequenting those locally owned shops and restau rants. Those one-of-a-kind stores of fer unique items that often times big chain stores cant compete with. People might go to these stores for special occasions, like a birthday gift for a friend or an anniversary dinner, but is that enough to keep these small busi mom and pop, many shoppers use big-box retailers for their everyday goods, such as grocer ies, and for big-ticket items like televisions or tools. The reason is simple: Smaller shops have trouble competing with the big stores prices. For the second year, a move ment called Small Business Saturday will encourage shop pers to spend Saturday, Nov. 26 wedged between Black Friday on Nov. 25 and Cyber Monday on Nov. 28 frequenting locally owned shops. Many businesses will offer slashed prices, just like the price-cutting usually seen in chain retailers. But to really make an impact on the local economy, people local shopping into their routines. Another big reason big-box stores are peoples go-to is time. It takes more time to peruse several small businesses offerings than it does to go to big retailers, which often offer a one-stop-shop environ ment. Shopping local is about more than just helping out your neighbor who owns it. Its about keeping your money in the local economy. Its important for some of the money you earn to go to your neighbor who owns the bakery down the street because that money could in turn be spent buying ingredients at a locally owned grocer. Instead of waiting until the last minute to check off items on your shopping lists, use a free afternoon and search these local good deals on the stuff you use daily. Yes, some prices are not competitive, and in a recession we need the best price. But in stead of waiting for a special oc a way to incorporate them into your daily, weekly or monthly routine. Shop local and your neighbor, your community and, over time, your pocketbook will thank you. Letters to the Editor Editorial Cartoon Support small businesses all year-round People need to find ways to incorporate local shopping into their routines. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 14, 2011 King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 14, 2011 Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com WO W! AM A ZING! BET THE YOUNG A ND OLD A LIKE B OTH GET A LOT OUT OF THIS! TIN A MCCRE A AN A M A ZING IDE A FOR A CL A SS. THE STUDENTS A RE LE A RNING MORE TH A N PHOTOGR A PHY, THEY A RE LE A RNING AB OUT LIFE. YOUNG A ND OLD B OTH NEED THIS INTER A CTION. TH A NK YOU! KIM BA KER WH A T A GRE A T CONNECTION FOR B OTH, THE STUDENTS A ND THE SENIOR P A RTICIP A NTS. WONDERFUL PROGR A M. MA RI A N CH A SE PEOPLE W ITH DEMENTI A NEED THINGS LIKE THIS IN THEIR LIVES. TH A NK YOU! STU HELM Heres what online readers are saying about the Nov. 3 article Photographic memories, about people with dementia exing their mental muscles in a Rollins photograph-as-language class:

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Page 17 Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Chris Jepson Louis Roney Playing the game Stop the looting of America Without his teleprompters, Barack Obama would make Rick Perry look like a memory marvel. Nofsinger signs off It is always a surprise and a shock when we learn of the retirement of someone who has been essential to our welfare through the years. For more than a quarter century, my b.w. and I have been privileged to be patients of Dr. Roger Nof singer, who has not only been a superla tive dentist but a cherished friend. He will retire at the end of this year. Roger is one of the most compulsive world travelers we have ever known. He is an adven turer who has scoured the continents in search of the interesting, beautiful and bizarre, even dangerous. His wife, Leigh, doesnt miss a mile she has biked the Rocky mountains, slept in an ice house in Finland, and has temporarily endured the unendurable, to live the Nofsinger philosophy. In many ways, Roger will be missed and hard to replace in all of them. Aversion to Israel President Obama appears to harbor a constant antipathy toward Israel, which makes one ask, Why do the majority of American Jews seem to remain staunch Democratic supporters? Politics or truth? The printed lie has been a problem to answer ever since man learned to write. I have had no more experience in this area product of a printed lie may be anger in a person lied about. We all know that things in print have a special clout that the spo ken word lacks. There is this to be said: Consider who the liar is, and whether his reputation will not be ignominious when his name stands in public alongside yours. Making too much of a lie increases its inherent importance yet giving no response has its own private perils. The more one thinks things over, the less one may be impelled to answer at all. Time heals all wounds and one can hope, wounds all heels. A pertinent case in point occurred some 20 years ago, when a prominent friend called me at 7 a.m. He said, This morning you are going to read a story about me on the front page of the the story is completely untrue a lie through and through. Im glad you called, I said. But you didnt need to call. Why not? he asked. Because I know you, I said. And now we have Herman Cain get ting the treatment. Politics or truth? Paternos sad ending Penn State football coach Joe Paterno came into possession of the fact that felonious sexual acts involving underage boys were allegedly being committed by an associate of his, on campus. Joe reported this fact to the athletic director at Penn State but never to the police. Joe I have been thinking a lot about Paterno, as he got up the next day and realized that he had betrayed his golden 46-year reputation as one of footballs all-time an illustrious career. P.S.: Are there criminal implications when one learns the facts of a felony and does not report those facts promptly and directly to the police? P.P.S.: How many families of onceyoung boys are going to emerge from the woodwork with lawsuits in their hands? Hell no, we wont go! It would be hard not to understand what protestors (men, in this case, or the women who loved them) wanted when they marched against the Vietnam War in the 1960s. There was no confusion as to the public message. Ive watched with interest the Occupy Wall Street movement and have listened to the criticism by some that the people involved are unwashed, unruly and unsavory. Who says history doesnt repeat itself? But mostly Ive listened for want? For themselves, for America? The following is an attempt at captur ing what I believe the protest is about, what is at stake and what needs to be Another criticism of OWS is that its message is unclear. That it is a nebulous criticism of capitalism run amok, about economic injustice. I unequivocally believe special inter their hand in the till. That were being slipped a very real shiv in our backs by smiling faces. That America is being betrayed tragically while betraying itself. Let me explain that last sentence. I write this at 3:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. My stomach is upset from cancer treat example of who is participating in the be trayal of America. People exactly like me. People who are busy. Who have things on their plate. Other things to do, life to enjoy. People who are living the good life the educated, advantaged, the rela tively well off people who know better while Rome burns. America is being looted not by invad ing Huns (or al-Qaida) but by our fellow Americans. We witness it every day. We read about it in our newspapers. We have it shoved in our faces on TVs Min utes (see Nov. 13 show on congressional insider-trading just another congres sional perk). We witness it in our closing factories and in our unemployed and laid off. We witness it in our rising poverty numbers and our shrinking middle class. We see it as our progressive tax code becomes less so. We see it when banks ism, yet people are reduced by the harsh realities of unfettered capitalism. We see it when corporations have the same rights as people. We see it when we privatize our gov ernment, roads and prisons. Prisons full of black men. We experience it when we forsake our environment by deregulating our air/water standards. We do that for whom exactly? We witness it when our elected of (legislation/regulation) for their donors/ lobbyists. Or, when they personally Wekiva Parkway leg of Orlando Express way.) We see it when 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent (and grow ing) of the pie. We see it when our age is justly com pared to the Gilded Age of robber barons. We see it when unions and collective bar gaining are characterized as un-American. We see it in our decaying infrastructure. Such a metaphor for America. We are culpable when we blame ev eryone but ourselves. If America were a woman, shes being relentlessly, repeat edly raped. We hear her screams. Can you hear me now? We continue to turn our backs at our own peril. 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.US WHO IS JEPSON > HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) WHO IS RONEY > Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yours Thanksgivings for a bountiful harvest usually are exhibited in a representative feast while the larder is fully packed. Imagine a local economy of remote settlers relieved that the crop was suc cessful, the game in the forest is plentiful and life will be forgiv ing. Today, our worldwide dis tribution system precludes any survivalist worries. A traditional North American spread, includ ing our efforts from the local garden, is an understandable way to manifest our contemporary Thanksgiving holiday. The sit-down dinner is started with a big salad. Growing for simple leaf harvest is a grand way to get abundance from any gardening effort. A basic salad recipe is started with a founda tion of lettuces. Loose-leaf lettuce comes in many colors, textures, lettuce, a few extra seeds are dropped into the soil, emulating Mother Natures growing meth ods. The necessary thinning then high-dollar gourmet baby greens. When the lettuce plants mature, depending on convenience and growing space, individual leaves versus full heads are harvested. Complimenting the simple leaves of lettuce are a large group of plants, too numerous to men tion by variety names, I catego rize as salad herbs. The Asian mustards range from the mild sharp tasting, dense spoon-leafed tatsoi. Dont worry, the spicy sharpness of individual pieces will be deferred to the broader taste when added to the bowl. Tangy sorrel is a wake-up call ripped as leaves or blended into a dressing. Dandelion greens bitter taste produces saliva to aid digestion and brings a complex greens. Garden fresh parsley has an essence easily overlooked when merely used as a garnish. Kale and collard greens commit nutritional and texture aspects that the lighter greens lack. Beyond the leaf, we can use many items from our garden for the big salad. Red radishes colorizing the verdant greenness is a short cut to holiday decorat ing. The tops of the radish plant are edible and are included with Diced kohlrabi bulbs add a sweet crunchiness that leaves lack. Think of the bragging rights when such an obscure vegetable is proffered to your guests. Cherry tomatoes of all sizes, col ors and shapes grow well at this time of year depending on the will the black and purple cherry tomato. The productivity of green scallion onions can be taken full advantage of, using the whole vertical inclination of the plant. The pilgrims depended on local. We dont, but probably should. Be thankful and eat well, my friends! Thanksgiving salad Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew dens Facebook page. WHO IS C AREY >

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