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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: 12-01-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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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 USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 50+ tax wpmobserver.comSubscribe now!Visit wpmobserver.com In 1987, Ron Maxwell roamed the hallways as a student at Maitland Middle School. Twenty-four years later, hes still there. But instead of sitting in a student desk, he sits in Its just amazing to be able to come back, Maxwell said. looked exactly the same as Maxwell remem a school where you already know your staff. ence. The staff and the community are great and the students too.On the grow building. The only structure that remains thereafter is the gymnasium, where he selor the summer after he graduated from eighth grade. tions, Maitland Middle School has also seen sixth-grade students. I think that has a lot to do with the econo my.More high-level coursesBut those are not the only changes the cluding Honors Algebra I, Honors Geometry, The idea behind the rigorous coursework is to encourage the students to excel, he said. I want to continue to be focused on teach better teachers so they can increase student A multi-million dollar land deal is a go between the city of Winter Park and Progress Point, ferent sides of the city. light at Winter Parks City Com But the Commission drew from the street. If this was done, I would be out of business, former Mayor gerous. the closed street would wreak kel agreed with a suggestion by nance. from the deal as an amendment Resident Sally Flynn said that the street closing was a distrac tion from the land deal itself, which she said was still a bad deal, but one that had already From the moment the mayor made the motion for the land were already there. Resident Nancy Shutts said that shed collected hundreds If you need help getting in the holiday spirit, visit downtown Winter Park; there is a lot going on this week. Page 22Letters to the editor Lifestyles This weekends Tour of Homes features properties in Winter Park, Baldwin Park and Winter Springs.Page 12 Senior ObserverOrganizations such as Jewish Family Services and Seniors First provide seniors meals and gifts this season.Page 14 Family Calendar The Morse Museum presents the 33rd annual Christmas in the Park Celebration on Thursday.Page 13 PhotoHOTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE obsOBSERvVER New Maitland Middle School Principal Ron Maxwell points to one of his old Maitland Middle yearbook photos. RRon Maxwell returns to Maitland Middle School as its leader 24 years later IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer Staff MEIsSHA PErrRRInN Observer Staff New design! See page 4. Please see BUIlLDInNG on page 2Land swap OKd minus street closing From student to principal Please see mMAXWEllLL on page 2

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Page 2 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer long as we stay focused on stu dent learning, well be in good Close to his heart munity, Maxwell said he easily his two children now attend the middle school as well. He has tried to stay as handsas he had been as a teacher dur ing the beginning of his career, but he admits it is easier to lose the kids for the wrong reasons. HHigh expectations Though Maxwell initially of higher education led him to the next two years. dents regardless of who they are and what their home life is like. eighth-grade science teacher Lynn Mederos said. When to do your best. You dont want ed him, and thats the best kind Paul Wilhite, the assistant agreed. Hes an outstanding leader, emails from residents who were against the land deal, but said that residents refused to attend the Commission meeting because the deal was a foregone conclusion. They said Why bother? Its already a done deal, Shutts said. The deal had recently seen a I think the Commission has this, Commissioner Carolyn able with that. In the end the Commission McMacken dissenting. Progress Point had said it will Building site after the building is tested that the deal does not guar be built. said that the deal was worth the risk. Is it guaranteed? he asked. No. If you want guarantees, get out of the real estate market. contaminated by arsenic on more Leary said that the future of the deal is bright for the city. Park. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 New Construction!4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2190 sq ft $339,000 808 Hamilton Place Court Winter Park, FL 32789 Commerce Brokerage, LLC407-566-1636 Learn moreMaitland Middle School is located at 1901 Choctaw Trail in Maitland. Visit www.mm.ocps.net or call 407-623-1462. mMAXWEllLL | Prinicipal sets sights on superintendent position BUIlLDInNG | Leary: DDeal cant be perfect C ONTINUEED FRROM fFRontONT pP AGE C ONTINUEED FRROM fFRontONT pP AGE ARchivCHIVE PhotoHOTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE obsOBSERvVER The State Ofce BBuilding on Denning Drive will be replaced by another ofce building. PhotoHOTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE obsOBSERvVER Ron Maxwell poses outside the newly renovated Maitland Middle School campus. The principals two chlidren attend the school now.

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Page 4 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center DDrive Orlando, FL 32835-5705Member of: GGoldenrod Chamber of Commerce Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Winter Park / Maitland Observer 2011 EEstablished in 1989 by GGerhard J.W. Munster www.wpmobserver.com | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.com P.O. BBox 2426 WWinter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, DDec. 1, 2011 CONTA ACTS Volume 23, IIssue Number 48 PUBLISHERER KKyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com mMAnNAGinING EEDITORR Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DEESIGGNERER Jonathan GGallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REREPORR TERERS Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com IIsaac BBabcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEGAlsLS | ClLAssifiSSIFIEdsDS AAshley McBBride legal@FLAAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPYY EEDITORRS IIsaac BBabcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Padrick BBrewer COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAAmerica.us Louis Roney LRRoney@c.rr.com Josh GGarrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com AADVERER TISINGG SAALEES MAnNAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com subscSUBSCRiptionsIPTIONS | ciCIRculCULAtion TION AAmanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com IntNTERnN Meisha Perrin ObituBITUARiIEsS obit@observernewspapers.com Feld EntertainmentFELD ENTERTAINMENTJob No.: Engagement City: Media: Insertion Date(s): Ad Size: Section: BL184578 ORLANDO, FL NEWSPAPER AD 5.875 X 10 ENTERTAINMENTRingling.com 184578SAVE $5 on Tickets!+Valid for select performances. Excludes Circus CelebritySM and Front Row seats. Limit of six (6) tickets per order. No double discounts. Not valid the day of show. Presented locally by3 ways to redeem your $5 savings:1. In person at the Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code SAVE 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com and enter code SAVE Meet the stars an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show FREE to all ticket holders!Regular Ticket Prices: Additional fees may apply.*Opening Night offer excludes Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats. Additional fees may apply. No double discounts. Thu. JAN. 12 7:30 PM Fri.Sat.Sun.Mon. JAN. 13 7:30 PM+ JAN. 14 11:30 AM+ 3:30 PM 7:30 PM+ JAN. 15 1:00 PM 5:00 PM+ JAN. 16 5:00 PM+ Steak & Ale. and roasted rotisserie chicken. The two hit it off, and Afxendio it has good ingress and egress, and a consistently well-maintained and loyal tenant base. organized a community celebration. The Great Maitland Muscle music and a sidewalk sale.Shoppes at Maitland marks 25 years DDear readers, Let us know what you think about our new look. Write to Sincerely,

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Page 5 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer BBusiness BBriefs Community BBulletin WW omen scholars The Womens E Executive Council of Downtown Orlando proudly recognized a few of Central Flor idas nest women and community leaders on Oct. 21. WEEC awarded 10 $1,500 scholarships to women attending local colleges and universities. For more information on the Womens E Executive Council, log on to WEECOrlando.com 2010 Scholarship RRecipients: AA&HH sets record The A Art & History Museums Maitland is proud to announce that the 2011 benet auction, E Evening in the G Grove, raised $89,297, a record-setting amount for this event. Total proceeds exceeded last years event by more than $24,000. E Evening in the G Grove, the A A&Hs 13th annual gala benet auction, took place on Oct. 16 at the Sheraton Or lando North Hotel in Maitland. Stonewood gives backWhen purchasing a holiday gift card from Stone wood G Grill, 10 percent of the gift card amount will be donated to Jewish Family Services. SAAR honorees EEach year the Central Florida Chapter, Sons of the A American R Revolution selects outstanding in dividuals in the elds of Law E Enforcement and Fire R Rescue. Sheriff Orange County Jerry Dem ing, DFC Stephen Cook, Orlando Fireghter A Aaron RRhodes and Orange County Fireghter R Richard GGunter were awarded the SARAR Medal for Heroism. Division Chief Ivan Mustafa of Seminole County EEMS-Fire R Rescue was awarded the SARAR E EMS Commendation Medal. HHall for rent Planning a party or wedding reception and need a hall for an event? A A large building with kitchen and stage available for rent on beautiful Lake E Es telle in Loch Haven Park, Orlando. Call 321-2876880 or 407-894-2250. DDrive at Odins Odins Den, 1335 Howell Branch R Road, Winter Park, is having a Food & Toy Drive from now until Saturday, Dec 10. E Everything collected will be do nated to Toys For Tots and local food charities. Chartered Law Ofces of Troum & Wallsh in Mai tland is pleased to announce that Jeff A Ashton joined the law rm on Monday, Oct. 31, as of counsel. A Ashton recently retired from a 30-year career as a prosecutor in Orlando after represent ing the State of Florida in the Casey A Anthony ho micide trial. NAIAI Realvest has launched a new division to provide commercial property owners with assistance in working with government. G Government RReal E Estate Services G Group will represent private property owners on a wide range of governmentrelated matters from land-use changes and de velopment approvals to zoning, permitting and transportation matters. Stirling Sothebys International R Realty associate BBruce E Elliott was recently awarded the Certied International Property Specialist professional des ignation by the National A Association of RRealtors. Mattamy Homes U.S. G Group, the U.S. division of Canadas largest homebuilder, has named Rick Stevens vice president of land acquisition. Meritage H Homes hosted a private preview recep tion for area realtors on Nov. 17 to showcase the rst energy-efcient neighborhood in Longwood at Bella Vista, a gated community located off Sand Lake R Road and Forest Park Court at 1104 Bella Vista Circle in Longwood. AAngela W W eister has joined the March of Dimes Central Florida Division as their new community director. Covering Orange and Seminole County, AAngela will oversee the March for Babies event that will take place on A A pril 28 at Lake EEola. Michael S. W W allman has been appointed to the School A Advisory Council committee at G Glenridge Middle School as a business community repre sentative. Creative Canvas & W Wine has opened at 155 Cranes R Roost Blvd., Suite 1130, A Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32701, located in Uptown. Call 407-260-WINEE (9463) or visit www.creativecan vasandwine.com for online reservations and more information. A Adult classes are $35 per person and kids classes are $25 per child. Reuniting The Holocaust Memorial R Re source and E Education Center of Florida recently hosted more than 30 Holocaust survivors and their family members during its an nual Survivor Luncheon held at the center. This annual event is an opportunity for local survivors to visit with one another and stay abreast of the programs and ini tiatives the Holocaust Center provides to the community. Pictured from left to right are Sidonie GGruenberg, EEva RRitt, Ulla Steinbach and Vera Feteke. JAA s honorees Junior A Achievement of Central Florida recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and inducted the following honorees into it Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame: Magic mayor also presented with JAA s Spirit of AAchievement award, the nonprots most prestigious service honor. Pictured from left are Jacob Stuart, Harriet Lake, Linda Chapin and Jimmy Hewitt.

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Page 6 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer member of Omega Psi Phi Frater nity Inc. who was best known for organizing annual reunions for African American alumni of the Brewington, of Winter Park, succumbed recently after a brief illness. He was a retired educator of Brewingtons estate. He was a technical coordinator, a media coordinator and a sixth-grade teacher at Memorial Middle School in Orlando. He retired Brewington also taught at Stonewall Jackson Middle, Mollie Brewington sang in the male chorus of Macedonia Mission But he was well known for his as a member of Omega Psi Phi. Brewington joined the fraternity organization. In later years, he was a charter member who fraternity. Friends affectionately called the robust, good-humored and highly skilled leader who genumediate family members. His memory will be cherished by many USF alumni and members of his community. Colleagues will unite in his A wake will be held from 6 Sanford, who can be reached at 407-381-3335 $1000 off Cannot be used with any discounts, discount plans or HMOs. Offer expires 12/21/11Complimentary ExamIncluding Xray & PhotosWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 12/21/11 Braces or Invisalign Longtime educator an inuential leader Popular USF alumnus left a legacy in Central Florida as a teacher, organizer, singer and friend to many BBruce BBrewington

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Page 7 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Parks football team boys basketball team has already regained the schools winning son. son was getting started. And during the boys basket After their most recent state title, the Wildcats had to deal with a worst-case scenario: losing all of Winter Park to back-to-back wins all graduated at the same time, in Now the Wildcats most sea a senior who saw the majority of games after the Wildcats had built But the towering 6-foot-9 inch center will bring something the Wildcats lacked last season size. at least on the court in general. only three remain, and they were all benchwarmers last season. The rest of the team has been bolstered tions and cross-training football been looking for since the graduwear a Winter Park uniform is the rebound in his short time on the court. 1, at home, and then head to CyOur Salad Bar features a complete buffet of over 40 items with cold and hot dishes, including Brazilian specialties. 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 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM MELANCHOLIA Fri Sun 3:15PM, 6:30PM, 9:45PM Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6:30PM, 9:45PM Wed 9:00PM LETTERS TO SANTA: COOKIES & A MOVIE Sun 12 NOON SUNDANCE ART HOUSE PROJECT SHORTS PROGRAM Wed 6:30PM WWildcats learn to win without their star power PhotoHOTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE obsOBSERvVER Coach DDavid BBailey has rebuilt his team after losing ve senior starters to graduation. IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 8 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The UCF Knights did somedone in nearly a year: won a football game and lost a mens basketball game. they hadnt done the entire month ing that was dominated by UCF from the outset. the board before the Miners man a rising future class of young stars Freshmen Blake Bortles, J.J. Worton, Josh Reese and Rannell key roles in next seasons team, which will be in search of more hobbled the Knights this season. But the star of the night was towering junior running back the season on a career high with four touchdowns. sort some teething issues they BBasketball UCFs mens basketball team wasted no time establishing itself as a dominant force so far this seafrom around the nation. And the Knights may already season, shocking No. 4 Connecti 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. That instant credibility for dethroning an undefeated reigning national were ranked No. 4 in the nation at comeback win was a leading duo of forward Keith Clanton and guard Marcus Jordan, who each en rebounds. Becoming more of a UConn. The Knights still await a return ments. Thats just in time for the second day of the UCF Holiday Classic. For the Knights this weekend, its the beginning of a four-game homestand starting against Hart Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com KKnights win on gridiron, upset UUConn on court The Great Maitland Muscle Car and Antique Auto Show PhotoHOTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE obsOBSERvVER UUCF forward KKeith Clanton has led in scoring IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 9 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The city of Maitland invites you to spend a spectacular evening in beautiful Lake Lily Park to usher in the Holiday Season at the an nual Season of Light event. Sched uled to begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 3, the event will present various musical groups from Maitland Middle School as well as performers from the Colby Center for Dance. This festive program will set the stage as one and all anticipate the ar rival of a very special guest from the North Pole. This Maitland holiday tradition will feature Maitland Vice Mayor Linda Frosh and our special guest as they transform Lake Lily Park with thousands of lights and holi on cue and are accompanied by the lighting of the centerpiece of the Season of Light celebration, a the center of Lake Lily. we want to invite you to visit the Maitland Market each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the shores of Lake Lily Park (The market will be closed on Dec. 25). days from 6 to 9 p.m., stop by the Food Truck Caf in Lake Lily Park for spectacular culinary surprises most accomplished chefs. is Santa's Parade sponsored by the Maitland Police Department. Traveling through the neighbor hoods of Maitland this appear ance by Santa is sure to delight everyone who is young at heart. Santa's Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 17. The city of Maitland will be observing holidays in December on the 23rd and 26th, and on Jan. 2. dates. Happy Holidays!Chuck Jordan, Director, Leisure Services DepartmentMaitland City Council Meeting of Nov. 28The Maitland City Council met on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 12. For updates, please check our website www.itsmymaitland. comSpecial Presentation:Presented a Retirement Reso lution to Lieutenant Jonni Schar dine acknowledging her 25 years of faithful and devoted service as a member of the Maitland Police Department from Oct. 2, 1986 un til Oct. 2, 2011.Consent Agenda: 14 were approved as presented as minutes. nating the places of polling, open ing and closing of polls, and the form of the ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Decision Items:vey right-of-way to the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with the construction of the Maitland SunRail Station. 12 City Deeds and Resolutions to convey various rights-of-way to the Florida Department of Trans portation for use in conjunction with Interstate 4 reconstruction. adopting City Code Chapter 6 Fire Protection and Prevention, and set the Public Hearing date as Dec. 12. The proposed modi vention ordinance as required by state law. Maitland City Talk BY HOWa ARdD SchiCHIEFERdDEcCKER MAYOR Maitlands Season of Light Celebration Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast update, featuring: The Honorable Ted Edwards Orange County Commission District 5 Hear from Commissioner Ted Edwards as he reflects on his first year back in o ffice, shares an update on District 5 and looks ahead to whats in store for 2012 and beyond in our community. Friday, December 9, 2011 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844 Learn moreThe Maitland police will be escorting Santa through the citys streets on Dec. 17. FFor more details and times in your neighborhood, visit www.itsmymaitland.com PHotoOTO coCOURt TEsSY oOF citCITY OF maitlandMAITLAND Maitlands Season of Light Celebration begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Lake Lily.

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Page 10 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Please pardon our mess, were improving City HallDuring the months of Decem ber through February 2012, the city will be working at making City Hall much more welcoming, customer friendly and energy ef services offered at City Hall will be temporarily offered at other locations, some within areas of City Hall and others off-site. The following is a listing of the city services and their temporary loca tions during construction: Building/Permitting has 2nd Floor. Customer Service has moved to istration has moved to City Hall Economic Development/ Planning Department has lea Lane. Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, through February 2012, City Commission meetings will be held at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Cen For any city advisory board meetings, please visit www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government > Board & Public Meetings for temporary, new locations. we work toward improving your City Hall experience and becomyou!November 28 City Commission Meeting HighlightsThere was a City Commission meeting held on Nov. 28. Below are the highlights of major deci sions that were made: Mayors RReport declaring November 28, 2011, as Park, acknowledging the high school as one of the top 10 teams in the state that have had 500 foot ball victories. ters Season of Giving and the major blood donors were recog Department of Environmental Pro tection and Florida Department of Transportation were presented by stormwater and roadway projects grant payments. City Attorneys RReport to the Commission. No further action was taken regarding this topic. Consent Agenda proved (for a complete listing of contracts, please visit www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government drainage easement located at 1764 Electric Energy Conservation Program were approved. agement System and Computer lice department was approved. established whereby professional service contracts are to be compet itively shopped at a maximum of the Commission. Action Items RRequiring Discussion standards were directed to be rethe Planning & Zoning Board.Public Hearings tion of the conveyance of the cityMorse Blvd. was approved with an amendment. nance regarding lakeshore protec tion was approved. portion of the city right-of-way located at 2525 Via Tuscany was approved. bacco use in public places was ap proved. opments should be given prior ity processing was referred to the Board. Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of Dec. 12, pending approv al by the City Commission.Come out and ice skate! the Park holiday ice skating rink Winter Park City Talk BY RandRAND Y KniKNIGhtHT CITY MANAGER 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

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Page 11 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer THURRSDAY Y The OOrange County R Retired E Educa tors Association will meet Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at College Park UUnited Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St. Visit Ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. Join St. Andrew Catholic Church in hosting BBill Cowles Orange County Supervisor of E Elections, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, 801 N. HHastings St. Neil Simons classic comedy BBroad way B Bound presented by The JCC Company will be held at R Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Show times are Dec. 1, 3, 5, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. FRFRIDAY Y Maitland Public Librarys Learning Cultural Centers Social Networking Series for seniors is F F riday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. R Register by calling 407647-7700. Winter Springs H High School presents EEncore Night a one-act performance of Godspell on F F riday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the WSHHS auditorium. Contact phylliscrawley@gmail.com CaddyShanks Virtual Golf and Sports Pub is collecting toys for Toys for Tots at Baldwin Parks rst F F riday event at CaddyShanks on Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Orlando-FFL. ToysFF orTots.org or call 407-9233849. SATURRDAY Y Maitland Public Library presents au thor RRobyn W W alensky signing her new book, Beautiful Life? The CSI behind Casey Anthony trial and my observations, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The GGreat Maitland Muscle Car and Antique Auto Show will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shoppes at Maitland Plaza on HHighway 17-92. Samaritan Care H Hospice of F Florida will host Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with G Grief During the Holidays, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peggy and Philip B. Crosby Y YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. The workshop is free. Call 407514-1327. Patda Jim will be signing copies of her book, Courage and Compassion: A Civil War Soldier Speaks, a portrait of William Waterhouse and Civil War experiences on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Waterhouse RResidence Museum RRotary Club of Orange County E EastWinter Parks Tip-OOff Classic In vitational high school basketball tournament will be held at the Winter Park H High School Gymnasium, 2100 Summereld R Road on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the nal being played at 8:30 p.m. Admission into the tournament is $5 or two cans of food. SUNDAY Y Wrap up your holiday shopping with a selection of ne art and jewelry creat ed by six local artists at Art on Tap on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Taps Wine Beer and E Eatery in Winter Park Village. Visit F F acebook. com/ArtOnTap RRicks Classic Cars, 116 Solana Ave., hosts an auction and fundraiser in honor of Cara Moro, who was paralyzed from the waist down. The event will be held Dec. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 321-356-8844. Join the choirs of Winter Park and Sweetwater F F irst Baptist churches for The G Gift of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at F F irst Baptist Church, 1021 N. New Y Y ork Ave. Call 407-644-3061. MOONDAY Y Join Maitland Public Librarys PC Academy on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Call 407-647-7700. Meet Winter Park mayoral candidate Nancy Miles at the Nancy for W Winter Park K Kickoff held at the Winter Park Community Center on Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. TUEESDAY Y The Tarower Chapter of the F Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at H Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North F F orest Ave. Dr. Jack Stout, Biology Professor at U UCFF will speak. Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series is Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Visit WinterParkPlay house.org WEWEDNEESDAY Y A special preview of the The New American Home currently under construction in Winter Park is scheduled for Dec. 7 as a fundraiser to support the local U UpStanders: Stand up to Bullying initiative. Others will be welcomed from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The suggested minimum donation is $50. Advance reservations for the event are required. Call 407-628-0555. Join us for the next Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce BBusiness After Hours on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Winter Park Costco Wholesale at 3333 U University Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. R RSVP by F F riday, Dec. 2, to w185mbr@costco.com Maitland Public Librarys Learning & Cultural Centers Nutrition series presents FFor the Vegetarian Curi ous on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. RRegister by calling 407-647-7700. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@ observernewspapers.com presented by Supported by Florida Blue & The Mayflower Retirement Community Friday, December 2 at 5 p.m. in Central Park presented by Supported by Cocina 214, Todd Miner Law Firm & Whole Foods Saturday, December 3 from 7 10:30 a.m. at Central Park Stage Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Childrenpresented by Supported by Rollins College, Towncare Dental & Main Street Childrens Dentistry and Orthodontics Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. along Park AvenueFor information, visit www.winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. Bank of America Corporation Calendar FF or holiday event listings, see the F F amily Calendar on Page 13 or scan this code using the QR R reader app on your smartphone. New American Home preview on WW ednesday

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Page 12 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Six Central Florida homeowners will deck their halls and open their homes for holiday cheer, and charity, this weekend. Homes, presented by Frontier Civitan, will feature homes in ees to get a peak into homes, from traditional to modern, and walk away with some ideas for their own holiday dcor. The tour is the collaborative ef fort of Civitan members Olga Calvet, a Baldwin Park resident, and resident. Both will open their home for the tour. Calvet, a founding member of the Frontier Civitan Club, said past fundraisers for the group have focused on silent auctions. Calvet and Conner decided this year they wanted to do something different. I think this is something that people can do and enjoy for a nice outing for Christmas, Calvet said. part of a large international orga autonomy in its decisions about which charitable causes they chose to be involved with. cracks and buy presents for the children, Calvet said GGiving back Calvet said the club also sponsors Junior Civitan clubs at Bishop Moore and Lake Howell high schools to teach leadership and to teach young students that they have to be involved in their com this very seriously. Our club is very involved in working with our juniors. It was through the Junior Civi tan Club at Bishop Moore that Calvet met Marta Khoury, whose daughters were both involved in vet asked Khoury if she would volunteer her house for the tour, Khoury said yes. They help so many organi share the goodness? Khoury and her husband, Rob ert, live in a Mediterranean-style home they built eight years ago with the scenery around us, Khoury said. The home is located on Lake Virginia, with a view of main room of the house, and complements the reds and green of the traditional antique furni mother. But other rooms will be more whimsical, Khoury said. Every part of my house has something different in every room, she said, including unusu al, handmade decorations, such as a beaded tree she purchased at a recent Festival of Trees event. of money on decorations. Simple things make it very pretty and el egant, Khoury said. She suggests vines and leaves from your gar den, as one example. FFrom traditional to modern The second Baldwin Park loca tion is the townhome of the Cal will feature a modern and sleek approach to holiday decorating in juxtaposition to the Spanish Colo nial with a Cuban twist custom home the Calvets built in 2005. takes inspiration from and pays homage to her homes roots. Built neighborhood, she describes her home as Southern style, custom ing, and doors brought from New Orleans by the previous owner. favorite holiday, Conner said. riod! Rounding out the tour are the ter Springs, and Gloria Lochrane, Learn more The FFrontier Civitan Club rst Tour of Homes will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit frontier civitanclub.org/Tour_of_Homes. html or call 407-359-8941. The tour can start at 669 OOneida Lane in WWinter Springs or 2203 Snow RRoad in BBaldwin Park. Armbands and maps are available at both locations. Net proceeds benet local charities and community projects as supported by the FFrontier Civitan organization. PHotoOTO bBY isaacISAAC BaABcCOcCK tTHE obsOBSERvVER WWinter Park resident Marta KKhourys home is showcased in the rst Tour of HHomes, hosted by the FF rontier Civitan Club this weekend. Community homes aglow ShaHARiI KinKING Observer Staff

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Page 13 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FamilyCalendar More than 100 million boys have gone through the Boy Scouts million have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. seven of its boys reach Eagle Scout over the past year, and they cel ebrated that achievement with a ceremony for all of them recently. To achieve Eagle Scout, in ad dition to spending about 10 years going up through the ranks, a boy scout must do a project that bene ate an almost business plan-like strategy, get approval from their Boy Scout leaders and the organilead fellow scouts in its comple tion, taking about six months and Scouts had projects ranging from TLC Horse Rescue by Stephen construction of an outdoor simple machine exhibit teaching tool for Lakemont Elementary, to building a new planting box at the Morningstar School by Joey Broschart. Not only are they doing a lot to help the community now, but Scout dad John McCabe also believes they are going to contribute to the future. things in the world, he said. Peyton Bailey, a junior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has been in the Boy Scout pro gram since he was about 6 years track, participating in the Best Buddies program, or spending time with his church on mission trips, he works as a leader in his patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. Bailey has learned much about being a leader from to connect and form relationships with the people who look to you. Being a leader is not about be ing loud, he said. His Eagle project was a swing and fort structure built at the Co to see children run out to play on it, while their parents watched. Immediately I saw an impact, Bailey said. Matthew Domescek, a junior International Baccalaureate program, is a second-generation Eagle Scout and has earned the all three high-adventure camps. He said he learned the most from the Philmont Scout Ranch, where used their survival skills during campouts, especially when their site was hit by rain and hail dur ing a lightning storm. This was just one of many experiences he out being a Scout. wise, he said. Christian Service Center food pantry. He did a build-out and painted the pantry, and as a side project collected food for the pantry and its users. Domescek said his side project was more success collected four tons of food for the months, which he said showed just how much of an impact his project made. They were in so much need, Domescek said. Turner McCabe, a senior at to be a leader through scout ing. He was chosen by his fellow scouts as crew leader for his trip to Philmont Scout Ranch this summer, possibly because of his extensive camping experience sleeping in the wilderness and has also served as assistant patrol leader for his troop. He said his philosophy of becoming a great nities he gets being a scout. The best way to learn how to be a leader is to go out and do it, McCabe said. His Eagle project involved in stalling 87 garden posts at Glenridge Middle School to keep the grass and landscape protected from students trying to cut through. He loves walking by his project each Monday and seeing Henry McCabe, a junior in the ate program, joined the Boy Scout program with his brother, Turner, with the encouragement of his dad, a former Scout. For him, took work, and becoming an Ea gle Scout pushed him to become a great one. McCabe said. His Eagle project was inspired by his love of art, and he led a house. McCabe said being a Scout is something he will keep with him far into the future, and he hopes to one day help mentor Scouts as an adult. I want to see myself step up like that in the future, he said. Holiday Ice Skating Rink in Central Park West Meadow at the corner of New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard in Winter ParkNovember 18, 2011thruJanuary 8, 2012open 7 days a week > extended school holiday hours group rates & private parties > reservations required special thanks to our sponsors 407-599-3203orwww.cityofwinterpark.org Learn more FFor more information about BBoy Scouts of America, and to nd your local Troop, visit www.scouting.org PHotoOTO bBY isaacISAAC BaABcCOcCK tTHE obsOBSERvVER WWinter Parks Troop 62 graduated seven EEagle Scouts, including Peyton Bailey, Turner McCabe, HHenry McCabe and Matthew Domescik. Achieving their EEagle status Winter Parks Boy Scout Troop 62 saw seven of its boys reach EEagle Scout over the past year BBRittniITTNI JOhnsHNSOnN Observer Staff Astronomy W W eek at the Maitland Library is Nov. 27-Dec. 3. E Events include Our Moon: Its Just Going Through Phases on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Viewing the Night Sky w/ Telescopes on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Call 407-647-7700. The Charles H Hosmer Morse Mu seum of American Art presents the 33rd annual Christmas in the Park Celebration from 6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Call 407-645-5311. FF riends of Casa F F eliz will pres ent Christmas at the Casa on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Casa F F eliz located at 656 N. Park Ave. Call 407-6288200. On F F riday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., the festivities continue in Central Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and H Holiday Stroll. Call 407-644-8281. At 7 p.m. F F riday, Dec. 2, the Win ter Park and E Enzian Theater will present Popcorn F Flicks in Central Park featuring HHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! and A Christmas Story. Call 407-629-0054. The 2011 Play! Pokmon City Championships are coming to Winter Park at Cool Stuff Games on Dec. 3. Visit Pokemon.com/ Organized-Play/ Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Win ter Parks annual holiday photo shoot with Santa is Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. All community residents are welcome to meet and take complimentary pictures. Light up Lake Lily Park at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Season of Light Celebration. Leadership Winter Park Pancake BBreakfast at the Central Park main stage is 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Call 407-644-8281. Maitland Public Librarys second annual Holiday Tea is on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. R Register by calling 407-647-7700. Join the choirs of Winter Park and Sweetwater F F irst Baptist church es for The G Gift of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at F F irst Bap tist Church, 1021 N. New Y Y ork Ave. Call 407-644-3061. Dr. Lach is having a free FF amily FFun Night Skating Party beneting the Smiles for H Hope F F ounda tion and the F F amilies in Transi tions Program at the U Universal Skating Center on Goldenrod R Road on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit EEventBrite.com Maitland Public Library proudly presents the second Annual WWin ter W W onderland on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 4 p.m. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 14 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Judy Fraden spent much of She had four gift bags decorated with brightly colored tissue paper and six neatly packaged containers of food on her back seat, and she was following the directions written on a of four destinations. Her long burnt orange and deep in September, but still waited anx iously for 89-year-old Joe Zollman to answer the door. She was greeted with a smile and a warm embrace. Fraden was just one of the volun teers for Jewish Family Services who delivered Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors of all faiths on such as Zollman, who cannot leave their house, have something to look forward to during the holiday sea son. For Zollman and his wife of 63 wheelchair, the meals are lifesaving. Joe does the majority of the cooksaid. So for him it is a little break. The Zollmans have been getting their holiday meals through JFS for four years now, and for the two Ho locaust survivors who often think each year is a great reminder of how far they have come. The Jewish community does an outstanding job, and it is really re markable what they do, Joe Zoll man said. I am forever grateful. Every year there are so many fer outreach to homebound seniors, some of whom live alone and really look forward to the company, even if it is just for a moment. with a mission to keep seniors in dependent, also offers meals to se niors during the holiday season. gram, delivers 900-1,000 meals every day. congregate meal program that brings seniors who are able to leave their house together for a meal. It gives them a chance to social and CEO of Seniors First. There are 16 centers throughout Seminole and Orange counties that host the neighborhood lunches, and some transportation is provided for those seniors who are unable to drive. grams last year. Senior OObserver Thrive @ 55 and beyond! PHotoOTO bBY isaacISAAC BaABcCOcCK obsOBSERvVER staSTAFF Joe and GGreta Zollman received their Thanksgiving meal from Jewish FF amily Services last week. Growing older but never aloneLocal organizations make sure seniors get what they need throughout holidays MEishaISHA PERRinIN Observer Staff Other organizations and outreach services for this holiday season include: Jewish FF amily Services, on Lee RRoad in Winter Park, will also be delivering meals for Thanksgiving and Passover. Call 407-644-7593 or visit jfsorlando.org Seniors FF irst FF ill a Wallet for a Senior is a donation drive that asks for a wallet with $10 cash or a $10 supermarket gift card that can be given to a senior who cannot afford gifts or food this holiday season. Visit seniorsrstinc.org or call 407-292-0177. The Jewish Pavilion of Central FFlorida is offering a series of HHanukkah parties for residents of all faiths in Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, South Orlando and downtown. Visit jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. The party schedule includes: Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Maitland: FF riday, Dec. 9, noon at Grand Villa. Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at HHorizon Bay Boston Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Life Care Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at EEastbrooke Gardens FF riday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Oviedo, Winter Springs and Winter Park: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at Winter Park Care and RRehab Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Arden Courts Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. at EEmeritus of Oviedo FF riday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at The Mayower Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at RRegents Park and the Westchester Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford: FF riday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at Village on the Green HHanukkah FF riday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at HHeritage at Lake FF orrest HHanukkah Dinner FF riday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. at Island Lake HHanukkah Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Chambrel HHanukah Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Lake Mary RRehab Wednesday, Dec. 21, noon at Oakmonte Village HHanukkah Lunch South Orlando and in town: Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. at RRosemontMonday, Dec. 12, 1:45 p.m. at HHC Windermere Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at EEmeritus Ocoee Thursday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. at Delaney Park FF riday, Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m. at Madison HHouse Monday, Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m. at Westminster Towers Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m. at Spring HHills HHunters Creek

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Page 18 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Medicare has added another preventive tion with our health care provider to look at ways to prevent cardiovascular disease, such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Here is a sample of what is available: Colon cancer screenings: Can include blood test can be ordered every 12 months. Bone-mass measurement: Tests for the risk of osteoporosis, and can be done every 24 months. Pneumococcal shots: Vaccine covers pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis and otitis media. Glaucoma test: For those with a risk due to diabetes, a family history or other indications, this test can be a sight saver. Mammograms: Free yearly breast cancer screening if the doctor accepts the assignment. Prostate cancer screenings: Suggested once a year for men age 50 and older. To see the rest of the preventive ser vices, go to the Medicare website (www. then Preventive Services.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions. Send email to columnre ply@gmail.com 2011 King FF eatures Synd. Inc. Lowest rates! Free security analysisCurrently have security? Save up to 20% off your current bill with no activation costs! Devcon monitors residential as well as commercial 5 Diamond award-winning monitoring stationsCurrent customers include The Diamond District in Manhattan, New York, i.e. Tiffany's, Rolex and Chanel Call Michelle to set up your free security analysis today!407-221-2091 Medicare Annual Enrollment ends on December 7thThe Annual Enrollment Period for 2012 began on October 15th and ends on December 7th of 2011. This is the time when eligible Medicare Beneciaries can join a Medicare Advantage Plan. Coverage from the plan you join will begin on January 1, 2012. Enrollment opportunities for all parts of Medicare are limited and late enrollment is either prohibited or penalized. The Medicare program is administered and regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). There are four different components to Medicare: Part A Hospital Insurance Covers things like inpatient care, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care. Part B Medical Insurance Covers doctors visits, outpatient services and some preventive services Original Medicare consists of only these two components. Note that Part B has a monthly premium which is deducted from the Medicare beneciarys monthly Social Security check. Most people will pay the standard premium ($96.40 in 2011; it may increase in 2012), but those with higher incomes (over $85,000 for singles; over $170,000 for married couples) will pay higher premiums. Also, both Part A and Part B have other expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. As a rule, Medicare Supplement Plans (also known as Medi-Gap Plans), which are available through numerous insurance carriers at a substantial monthly premium, will cover those gaps. Part C Medicare Advantage These plans, available from numerous insurance carriers, include both Parts A and B and usually Part D coverage as well. Many plans will offer additional benets, such as vision, dental, hearing and wellness programs. Some plans will even rebate up to $96.40 of the Part B premium that Medicare deducts from your monthly Social Security benet check. Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. You dont automatically get this coverage when you become eligible for Medicare; you need either to join a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or pay a premium to add a prescription drug plan to your Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement coverage. HOW TO JOIN Review the CMS handbook, Medicare and You. If you have internet access, you can go to www.medicare.gov and nd additional information on Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Medicare Supplement Plans available in your area and the ratings of said plans. Decide whether you want to pay premiums (for a Medicare Supplement Plan and/ or a Prescription Drug Plan) or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Important Annual Enrollment ends on December 7th. There are other times you might be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan, too. For instance, if you are turning 65, are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, move into/out of the Medicare Advantage Plans service area, receive extra help with prescription drug plan costs, or lose retiree health care coverage through your employer or union you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.Bob Adams is President of A Safeharbor, LLC. He may be contacted at A SafeHarbor, LLC, PO Box 3167, Winter Park, FL.,32790, telephone 407/644-6646 or e-mail BobAdams@ASafeHarbor.com Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Catch problems early The Mayflower Retirement Communi ty and Rollins College recently received collaborative lifelong learning partner this year worldwide, the award high lights innovations that lead the way, set new standards and make a difference in the lives of older adults. Taking into account the interests and intellectual curiosity of Mayflower resi dents, as well as the service-learning component that is part of the Rollins mis sion, Live and Learn features relevant, hands-on educational experiences in small-group sessions with no more than 12 participants. Taught by Rollins faculty and staff, classes cover subjects ranging from art, theater and writing, to history, physics and environmental sciences. The program differs from other retirement community/university affiliations because of its focus on immersion in the subject matter, interactivity and small teacher-to-student ratio. continually challenging and stimulating the brain, said Mayflower marketing director Jana Ricci, a Rollins alumna who was instrumental in launching this pro for learning knows no age boundaries, and that is how the concept for Live and prestigious award and look forward to building upon the success of this initia tive. This is a win-win for everyone in volved, added Micki Meyer, director of the Office of Community Engagement at nities for intergenerational learning in our culture because we segment ourselves, ing experience for both the students and peers and mentors to each other. The Mayflower/Rollins enrichment se ries now offers 10 courses, some of which run for a full semester and even have a benefit from the mental stimulation of in tergenerational learning, which has been proven to enhance brain fitness. long learning, Rollins is excited about the future of our relationship with The May flower, said Lewis M. Duncan, president of the college. It provides our communi ty with greater opportunities for thought ful discourse, intellectually stimulating seminars and shared appreciation of the arts. The award will be presented during held at the Orange County Convention Center from Dec. 1-3. For more informa tion, visit www.icaa.cc/awardsprogram. htm Mayower and RRollins win award for lifelong learning program

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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com DEEC. 5 Daydream about the world beyond Orlando at an international travel celebration with complimentary breakfast on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Parkway. Attendees will hear from travel ex perts and fellow travelers about 2012 industry trends, top destinations and more. R RSVP to Priscilla ORReilly by Thursday, Dec. 1, at 617-346-6841 or poreilly@oattravel.com. F F or more information visit GCT.com DEEC. 15 Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third F Floor, Albertson R Room, 101 E E. Central Blvd., is Thursday, Dec.15, at 12:10 p.m. and is also on A medical look at depression: how to talk about it and ways to combat it. R RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-8367446.Maitland Senior Center events for DecemberThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit ItsMyMaitland. com. closed F F riday, Dec. 23, through Mon day, Jan. 2, for the holidays. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Zumba G Gold twice a week. Join Patricio every Tuesday and F F riday in December at 11:15 a.m. for Zumba Gold. This Zumba class is geared toward seniors. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. and F F riday in December at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. knit or crochet ? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in December at 10 a.m. Bring your current project and have some fun. ber at 1 p.m. for our Conversational FFrench group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in F F rench to participate. cember at 9 a.m. for tai chi classes Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. ber for BBasic Italian Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free. ber at 1 p.m. for our conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. ber for recorder classes Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. Call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. the Maitland Senior Center presents free counseling about Medicare, medigap, H HMOs, Medicaid, prescrip tions drug plans and long-term care. Call 1-800-96 E ELDERER or visit F Flori daShine.org. OOrange County Commission OOn Aging Newsletter, December 2011Virtual Dementia Tour Y Y oure in vited to participate in this hands-on experiential training program offered in two locations: Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Arden Courts, 1057 Willa Springs Drive, or Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at The Center for Memory Disorders, 3901 E E. Colonial Drive. F F or information, call 407-447-5971. Community Partnerships Commit tee Local organizations serving Central F Florida elders are invited to join the Commission on Agings Com munity Partnerships Committee. The next bimonthly meeting is Thursday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 a.m., 2100 E E. Michi gan St. F F or information, call 407836-6563. FFlorida E Elder Crime Training The FFlorida Crime Prevention Training Institute is hosting several training opportunities in Central F Florida in early 2012. Visit F FCPTI.com for info. Classes include crimes against the elderly, aging issues: a comprehensive approach and law enforcements role in elder crimes. OOther News AARRP Driver Safetys free online webi nar on FF amily Conversations with OOlder Drivers: W W e Need to Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. To register visit http://tiny.cc/ d3e8m DOEEA and F FDLEE Mark the third an niversary of Silver Alert. Since be ginning in October 2008, there have been 377 Silver Alerts issued in F Flor ida, with 367 seniors located safely and 51 of those recoveries attributed directly to the Silver Alert program. RRead more at http://tiny.cc/7ln45. The nations 90-plus population nearly tripled over the past three decades and now totals 1.9 million. See the full U U.S. Census report at http:// tiny.cc/45sxr The BBrain F Fitness Club has teamed up with R Rollins College students to offer a weekly photography class to people with early memory loss. R Read the story featured in the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer at http://tiny.cc/ nlcmz Senior Community BBulletin

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Page 20 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer money goes, usually for presents, parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. now is the time to begin saving for your retirement, no matter what your age. If retirement is younger and retirement seems best interest to begin saving now compound interest will help your retirement fund to snow ball. need for retirement is to learn how much you could expect from online Retirement Estimator. The Retirement Estimator timate of your future retirement record and a few variables you enter. Try it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator retirement, but there are reasons great place to go for help is www. website dedicated to teaching planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k) plan, the resources at www.MyMoney.gov can help you. Be sure to give yourself a holiday gift you deserve. Not only should you set aside some money for your retirement fund, but you should also spend some time looking at these websites and picturing your future retirement. Spend a little bit of holiday time at www.socialsecurity.gov 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 Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 Gift of retirement is planning early BlancaBLANCA Ta A YlLOR Guest Writer By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Host a party for veterans patients in the closest Veterans your presence that will be most tors. circumstances: Call Volunteer Services at the medical center and tell them your group would like to have a Christmas party for one of the wards. Set a date and time. Lunch is ideal. would be appropriate for the No matter what your age or term of military service, you served. That alone will get conversations started. Write to F F reddy Groves in care of King FF eatures Weekly Service, P.O. 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Page 21 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Centre from Tuesday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, winning Lincoln Center Theater productwo very different love stories. The score includes the classics Some Enchanted duction features the operatically trained ing a special resonance to his performance of Some Enchanted Evening. Visit www. OrlandoBroadway.com or call 1-800-9822787. A Tuna ChristmasIn the holiday sequel to Greater Tuna, the outrageous characters of Tuna, Texas, are back to cope with the traumas and ties are in jeopardy and no nativity scene is safe, because a phantom is destroying ing (and split-second costume changes), comedians Michael Kevin Baldwin and mythical town. The play runs through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org The gift of artThe most unique holiday gift you could our local arts community is original art created by the talented artists who are our neighbors, and who are working to maintain their art at this time of economic art as a new tradition of giving and shar ing. First Thursday at the Orlando Museum exhibit, shown (and available to buy) for one-night-only on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m-9 p.m. Museum curators are pictur Santa Claus and a cupcake sampling will Orlando Loch Haven Park. Call 407-896One of the most rewarding shopping trips of your year will be to the artists ists. Each season, the McRae artists open their studios to the community selling their gallery-worthy art at discounted prices. The open house is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. visit mcraeartstudios.com Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Loch Haven Neighborhood Center. The Festival will feature all forms of ceramic art, from plates and mugs to piggy banks to abstract sculptures. The Center is at 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, near Loch Haven Park. Call 407-900-7687. Holidays at WW aterhouse invites us to spend our holidays with the org Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendarSouth Pacic at BBob Carr

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Page 22 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer OOpinions Just minutes before the closing of elec mayor was looking to be already decided. More than two months before Election Day, voters were wondering if there would be an election at all. for candidacy to take on incumbent Mayor Bonham said candidates are much less likely to begin the paperwork during the election-qualifying week. If nobody had qualifying week started, odds were that nobody was going to. In short, the mayor was on the verge of getting a free pass. But then something unusual happened with less than 30 minutes separating Bradley from winning his second term without receiving a single vote, someone signed up to challenge him. the former Salem, Conn., School Board member and voter registration worker separates us from what we tried to escape want representation in exchange for our taxation. If we give our elected representa tives a free pass to reign without fear of a public rebuke, they may begin acting more for their own interests than ours. under the guise of democracy. Voterigging, intimidation tactics and other back-room politics have reared their ugly elections non-elections. Of course that type of worst-case especially in a functioning democracy at the roads fall apart and workers are given pink slips. incumbent may not see any challengers simply by virtue of their popularity alone. fund. Though that sort of effort required concerted work from the Commission, city manager and city staff, the end result is the reason to cheer. But in a country where good frequently ulate that we could be even better off than real elections, regardless of the popularity we can decide what and who represents us. Otherwise we run the risk of elected Our Observation Challenging incumbency staves off autocracy Without real elections we run the risk of elected officials representing themselves. Lots to do in WWinter Park over? Feeling gray over a Black Friday experience? If you need help getting in Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, join the Bach Festival Choir and stunning Tiffany windows at the Chamber of Commerce hosts the 22nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. in Central Park. If you still have a Grinch in the group, bring them down to the Central Park stage on Saturday morning for the 13th annual The Little Drummer Boy just in time Hometown Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. Pick out a good spot on honored guest, Santa Claus. One last note, after leaving a late meeting recently, I was reminded that the skating rink is bustling, white lights line our beautiful downtown, shop windows are decorated and holiday cheer abounds at the ice cream shops, wine bars and restaurants. Give yourself an early gift: come out and enjoy our marvelous city. Happy holidays!Patrick Chapin Winter Park Chamber of Commerce presidentMaitland shouldnt outsource landscapingI awoke this morning and decided to read my monthly newsletter from the city of Maitland. I begin reading Brian Dierks article titled "Building a Sustainable Community" about using drought-tolerant create a better community by using less mains a bone in my throat for a number of reasons, which I will illuminate for you. 1. Brian Dierks and his department is, was and always will be the best choice for landscaping and plantings for any and all properties within the city of Maitland. The reason why we have a landscaping department is to do work such as this. decision that Maitland give such lucrative contracts to outside developers such as have a landscaping/grounds maintenance Smith contract is correct then Maitland should always contract to outside devel opers all the time for all of our landscape plantings, if that is really the best choice. 3. This always should have been a job performed by our own landscaping deplants and maintains all of the other city parks and properties why not this one? The explanation that was given that the ding whom? 4. The proposal to the city manager shows no mention of any drought tolerant plants or design. station that is going to be landscaped with plants can be described as minimal at best. be provided you will see that the largest 2,250 two thousand, two hundred and 5-gallon containers at a cost of almost not have two thousand, two hundred and not have two thousand, two hundred and more with two thousand, two hundred plants. from being issued that was total bull crap, otherwise it would not have been halted because of my shining a light on how much nonsense it was. smells similar to me and should to you too. our city once again. I care less about the development of our downtown as that will or will not happen in its own time and rhythm as history has proven. I am more concerned about how we spend our money. we all become the best guardians of our money me, the city manager and all of the city employees must become the best gatekeepers of our money and turn our city into strive for. No longer will the catch phrase "well misspending of our precious few dollars, because if you think for a moment that we are spending all of our money with a 100 still be waiting for the Tooth Fairy and Santy Claus to arrive. There has to be a better way.Bruce Grossman MaitlandSyphilis cases on the riseThe number of cases of syphilis infec tions has been increasing in Orange County. So far this year, 198 cases of infectious and early latent syphilis have been reported, which is nearly a 23 percent increase during the same time period last year when 175 cases were reported to the Orange County Health Department. In cooperation with the Florida Department Control, OCHD is working to lower the in syphilis education and outreach campaign, including public service announcements on billboards, has been developed and will be launched this week. Syphilis is spread by intimate contact with an infected partner. Left untreated, it can lead to severe disease and even death. Studies indicate a 2 to 5 times increased risk for transmission of HIV, the syphilis. Syphilis may also be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to her baby. These infants are at risk of lifelong disabilities and death. Individuals are encouraged to be aware of the signs and symptoms of syphilis. In the initial stage, a sore might be visible in the genital area or the mouth (usually painless). In the second stage, a rash on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, moist lesions in the mouth, and/or unexplained hair are present, they are extremely infectious, and intimate contact with them should be avoided. Early syphilis can include periods of latency with no outward signs or symptoms. The best way to prevent syphilis is not to have sex with an infected partner. Therefore, it is important to know intramuscular injection of penicillin, an antibiotic, will cure a person who has had doses are needed to treat someone who has had syphilis for longer than a year. Proper use of a latex condom can help protect against acquired HIV, syphilis and a number of other sexually transmitted diseases. Several local health centers pro vide free or low cost screening, diagnosis and treatment services. For more information on local low cost health centers or for STD health center hours and fees, visit www.orchd.com or call 407-836-2553. Dr. Kevin M. Sherin Director, Orange County HHealth Department Letters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 28, 2011 No longer will the catch phrase well its government be acceptable for the misspending of our precious few dollars. Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing EEditor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 23 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer known someone who has sur vived meningitis, as this serious disease affects only 1,000 to 2,600 that meningitis is so rare is likely one of the reasons that, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine to help prevent meningococcal disease many chil dren remain unvaccinated. But with school back in session, I have an important message for parents: Meningitis strikes preteens and teens more than most other age groups, and the consequences can be devas tating. Meningitis can take the life of an otherwise healthy child within a single day, and survivors can be left with lifelong disabili ties like amputation, brain damage and hearing loss. Like other infectious diseases, meningitis spreads from person to person, and for preteens and teens, many activities that go hand-in-hand with school may increase their risk of getting meningitis. Sharing water bottles during sports practice, sharing utensils at lunch and even not getting enough sleep all make them more vulnerable to contracting meningitis. nurses across the country, I am committed to getting the word out that the single most effective way to help protect our kids from meningitis is by getting them education campaign, and with adolescent vaccination rates below national public health goals, we still have a lot of work to do. Here in Florida, meningococcal vaccination is not required for school admission. It is not sur prising, therefore, that according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 percent of teens in Florida remain unvaccinated and even one child who contracts meningi tis because he or she was not vac cinated represents an enormous and preventable tragedy. nearly 82 percent of preteens and teens engage in common, everyday activities that increase their risk of getting meningococcal disease. In other words, adoles cents are putting themselves at risk every single day, which only further highlights the importance of vaccination in helping to keep them and their communities protected against meningitis. Meningococcal vaccination is recommended for all preteens and teens beginning at age 11, with a booster dose by 18 years of age, so parents with children in this age group should schedule a vaccination appointment as soon as possible to help keep their pre portant to make sure your child receives the booster dose even if they received an initial shot dur ing their preteen years. Parents can also visit www.VoicesOfMenpage for more information. Nancy Mooney is an RRN at Winter Park HHigh School and member of the FFlorida Association of School Nurses.Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis RRoney Play On! WW ere you really appalled, Mrs. GGingrich? Headed for troubleMichelle Obama and Jill Biden were recently booed at the season-ending it interesting that patrons of that Cracker boo the wives of liberal politicians they promoting exercise and nutrition just might warrant a crowd boo or two. But then, Cheetos and tater tots are Cracker the current anybody-but-Mitt Republican Gingrich, and his current wife, Callista nounced he was going to marry his thenhigh school math teacher. He carried on a hot, torrid teacher-passion-thing for Jackie Battley, actually marrying her June 19, ha ha, yuck, yuck and he divorces her in February 1981 (recall infamous hospital scene with cancerous wife). Seven months later, the Newtster married Marianne Ginther. In 1993, the Newtster began an affair with Callista Bisek, age 27. Bisek was an assistant to randy Newtster was 50 years old. Okay, now it gets interesting. During this period, the Newtster became speaker there was the Starr investigation of Presi dent Clinton. Recall that it took a special determine that a president will lie about time, forget, overlook, ignore, neglect to mention, disregard, muddy, misdirect, obfuscate, disguise, conceal, confuse and lie. They will do it about war, public policy intentions and even illicit oral sex, among other things. constantly ripping into President Clinton for his immoral, reprehensible behavior. The House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against the president on Dec. 19, 1998. The Newtster a level of disrespect and decadence that By illicit sex? Really? appalled? Newt Gingrich is running for Callista appalled that her Newtster was casting stones at Bill Clinton for illicit, adulterous sex when she was then her self concurrently starring in, ironically enough, the equivalent Republican role of Monica Lewinsky? being excoriated in the press, the Newt ster and Callista are chauffeured around ousines, drinking champagne, laughing and her inhibitions are lowered. Did they ever break out in guffaws over how the Newtster was sticking it, yet again, to the Did Callista not see or understand the profound hypocrisy in her position let appalling double standard? Our lovable Newtster divorced wife No. 2 in 1999 and in May 2002, he asked annul his 18-year marriage to Marriane olic and desires a moral life (marriage). Jepson is a 24-year resident of FFlorida. HHes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and em braces diversity of opinion. RReach him at Jepson@ MEEDIAmerica.UUS They say that all things both good and bad eventually come to an end. Finding the good in Barack Obama in to condone chaos. reckless usurpation of our national credit card as the glee of one fascinated by the power. However, to the mystically inclined, there is an evil higher power, an interna and instructing him how to misplay our cards. The trillions of dollars that Obama has frittered away have, many believe, been simply the present installment in a demonic plan to decimate the wealth and power of the greatest nation on Earth, the one where democracy has been given the best chance to enhance the life of the average man. The evil mastermind, who met with some 70 super-wealthy power-wielders in Phoenix six years ago, has long ago shifted his base to this country, and has set about methodically destroying the as he and his many smaller groups of was to employ a scheme that would leave common undistinguished country. One of the contemporary intellectuals whom I respect most, economist Thomas Sowell, said recently, The current Oc illustration to date of what President plished, ignorant and incompetent rule. ten to honor dictators, murderers and racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of Barack Obama has brought more de struction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of. another step in their plan for the annihila has a record of failure so blatant that only Sowell has long been revered by the educated of this country as a man of high erudition and penetrating insight. He has, from the beginning, seen what is good in our society and used it to promote himself Barack Obama has risen to the top of president who manifestly despises all change this country. he is poised in a position to continue to do the media, and no matter how much we want and need to replace him, stopping his second term will be a supreme task. If we do not succeed, we may lose our country. HHarvardDistinguished Prof, EEm.UUCFF 2004 FFla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy RRoney) Obama is poised in a position to continue to do us all great harm. Vaccines remain key to disease prevention NancANCY MOOnNEY Guest Writer

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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 USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 50+ tax wpmobserver.com Subscribe now! Visit wpmobserver.com In 1987, Ron Maxwell roamed the hallways as a student at Maitland Middle School. Twenty-four years later, hes still there. But instead of sitting in a student desk, he sits in Its just amazing to be able to come back, Maxwell said. looked exactly the same as Maxwell remem a school where you already know your staff. ence. The staff and the community are great and the students too. On the grow building. The only structure that remains thereafter is the gymnasium, where he selor the summer after he graduated from eighth grade. tions, Maitland Middle School has also seen sixth-grade students. I think that has a lot to do with the econo my. More high-level courses But those are not the only changes the cluding Honors Algebra I, Honors Geometry, The idea behind the rigorous coursework is to encourage the students to excel, he said. I want to continue to be focused on teach better teachers so they can increase student A multi-million dollar land deal is a go between the city of Winter Park and Progress Point, ferent sides of the city. light at Winter Parks City Com But the Commission drew from the street. If this was done, I would be out of business, former Mayor gerous. the closed street would wreak kel agreed with a suggestion by nance. from the deal as an amendment Resident Sally Flynn said that the street closing was a distrac tion from the land deal itself, which she said was still a bad deal, but one that had already From the moment the mayor made the motion for the land were already there. Resident Nancy Shutts said that shed collected hundreds If you need help getting in the holiday spirit, visit downtown Winter Park; there is a lot going on this week. Page 22 Letters to the editor Lifestyles This weekends Tour of Homes features properties in Winter Park, Baldwin Park and Winter Springs. Page 12 Senior Observer Organizations such as Jewish Family Services and Seniors First provide seniors meals and gifts this season. Page 14 Family Calendar The Morse Museum presents the 33rd annual Christmas in the Park Celebration on Thursday. Page 13 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER New Maitland Middle School Principal Ron Maxwell points to one of his old Maitland Middle yearbook photos. Ron Maxwell returns to Maitland Middle School as its leader 24 years later ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff MEISHA PERRIN Observer Staff New design! See page 4. Please see BUILDING on page 2 Land swap OKd minus street closing From student to principal Please see MAXWELL on page 2

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Page 2 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer long as we stay focused on stu dent learning, well be in good Close to his heart munity, Maxwell said he easily his two children now attend the middle school as well. He has tried to stay as handsas he had been as a teacher dur ing the beginning of his career, but he admits it is easier to lose the kids for the wrong reasons. High expectations Though Maxwell initially of higher education led him to the next two years. dents regardless of who they are and what their home life is like. eighth-grade science teacher Lynn Mederos said. When to do your best. You dont want ed him, and thats the best kind Paul Wilhite, the assistant agreed. Hes an outstanding leader, emails from residents who were against the land deal, but said that residents refused to attend the Commission meeting because the deal was a foregone conclusion. They said Why bother? Its al ready a done deal, Shutts said. The deal had recently seen a I think the Commission has this, Commissioner Carolyn able with that. In the end the Commission McMacken dissenting. Progress Point had said it will Building site after the building is tested that the deal does not guar be built. said that the deal was worth the risk. Is it guaranteed? he asked. No. If you want guarantees, get out of the real estate market. contaminated by arsenic on more Leary said that the future of the deal is bright for the city. Park. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 New Construction!4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2190 sq ft $339,000 808 Hamilton Place Court Winter Park, FL 32789 Commerce Brokerage, LLC407-566-1636 Learn more Maitland Middle School is located at 1901 Choctaw Trail in Maitland. Visit www.mm.ocps.net or call 407-623-1462. MAXWELL | Prinicipal sets sights on superintendent position BUILDING | Leary: Deal cant be perfect C ONTINUED FROM FRONT P AGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT P AGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The State Ofce Building on Denning Drive will be replaced by another ofce building. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Ron Maxwell poses outside the newly renovated Maitland Middle School campus. The principals two chlidren attend the school now.

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Page 4 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 Member of: Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Winter Park / Maitland Observer 2011 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster www.wpmobserver.com | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.com P.O. Box 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 CONT ACTS Volume 23, Issue Number 48 PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REPOR TERS Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEGALS | CLASSIFIEDS Ashley McBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Padrick Brewer COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVER TISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com SUBSCRIPTIONS | CIRCULA TION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com INTERN Meisha Perrin OBITUARIES obit@observernewspapers.com Feld EntertainmentFELD ENTERTAINMENTJob No.: Engagement City: Media: Insertion Date(s): Ad Size: Section: BL184578 ORLANDO, FL NEWSPAPER AD 5.875 X 10 ENTERTAINMENTRingling.com 184578SAVE $5 on Tickets!+Valid for select performances. Excludes Circus CelebritySM and Front Row seats. Limit of six (6) tickets per order. No double discounts. Not valid the day of show. Presented locally by3 ways to redeem your $5 savings:1. In person at the Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code SAVE 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com and enter code SAVE Meet the stars an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show FREE to all ticket holders!Regular Ticket Prices: Additional fees may apply.*Opening Night offer excludes Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats. Additional fees may apply. No double discounts. Thu. JAN. 12 7:30 PM Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. JAN. 13 7:30 PM+ JAN. 14 11:30 AM+ 3:30 PM 7:30 PM+ JAN. 15 1:00 PM 5:00 PM+ JAN. 16 5:00 PM+ Steak & Ale. and roasted rotisserie chicken. The two hit it off, and Afxendio it has good ingress and egress, and a consistently well-maintained and loyal tenant base. organized a community celebration. The Great Maitland Muscle music and a sidewalk sale. Shoppes at Maitland marks 25 years Dear readers, Let us know what you think about our new look. Write to Sincerely,

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Page 5 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Business Briefs Community Bulletin W omen scholars The Womens Executive Council of Downtown Orlando proudly recognized a few of Central Flor idas nest women and community leaders on Oct. 21. WEC awarded 10 $1,500 scholarships to women attending local colleges and universities. For more information on the Womens Executive Council, log on to WECOrlando.com 2010 Scholarship Recipients: A&H sets record The Art & History Museums Maitland is proud to announce that the 2011 benet auction, Evening in the Grove, raised $89,297, a record-setting amount for this event. Total proceeds exceeded last years event by more than $24,000. Evening in the Grove, the A&Hs 13th annual gala benet auction, took place on Oct. 16 at the Sheraton Or lando North Hotel in Maitland. Stonewood gives back When purchasing a holiday gift card from Stone wood Grill, 10 percent of the gift card amount will be donated to Jewish Family Services. SAR honorees Each year the Central Florida Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution selects outstanding in dividuals in the elds of Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue. Sheriff Orange County Jerry Dem ing, DFC Stephen Cook, Orlando Fireghter Aaron Rhodes and Orange County Fireghter Richard Gunter were awarded the SAR Medal for Heroism. Division Chief Ivan Mustafa of Seminole County EMS-Fire Rescue was awarded the SAR EMS Commendation Medal. Hall for rent Planning a party or wedding reception and need a hall for an event? A large building with kitchen and stage available for rent on beautiful Lake Es telle in Loch Haven Park, Orlando. Call 321-2876880 or 407-894-2250. Drive at Odins Odins Den, 1335 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, is having a Food & Toy Drive from now until Saturday, Dec 10. Everything collected will be do nated to Toys For Tots and local food charities. Chartered Law Ofces of Troum & Wallsh in Mai tland is pleased to announce that Jeff Ashton joined the law rm on Monday, Oct. 31, as of counsel. Ashton recently retired from a 30-year career as a prosecutor in Orlando after represent ing the State of Florida in the Casey Anthony ho micide trial. NAI Realvest has launched a new division to provide commercial property owners with assis tance in working with government. Government Real Estate Services Group will represent private property owners on a wide range of governmentrelated matters from land-use changes and de velopment approvals to zoning, permitting and transportation matters. Stirling Sothebys International Realty associate Bruce Elliott was recently awarded the Certied International Property Specialist professional des ignation by the National Association of Realtors. Mattamy Homes U.S. Group, the U.S. division of Canadas largest homebuilder, has named Rick Stevens vice president of land acquisition. Meritage Homes hosted a private preview recep tion for area realtors on Nov. 17 to showcase the rst energy-efcient neighborhood in Longwood at Bella Vista, a gated community located off Sand Lake Road and Forest Park Court at 1104 Bella Vista Circle in Longwood. Angela W eister has joined the March of Dimes Central Florida Division as their new community director. Covering Orange and Seminole County, Angela will oversee the March for Babies event that will take place on A pril 28 at Lake Eola. Michael S. W allman has been appointed to the School Advisory Council committee at Glenridge Middle School as a business community repre sentative. Creative Canvas & Wine has opened at 155 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 1130, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32701, located in Uptown. Call 407-260-WINE (9463) or visit www.creativecan vasandwine.com for online reservations and more information. Adult classes are $35 per person and kids classes are $25 per child. Reuniting The Holocaust Memorial Re source and Education Center of Florida recently hosted more than 30 Holocaust survivors and their family members during its an nual Survivor Luncheon held at the center. This annual event is an opportunity for local survivors to visit with one another and stay abreast of the programs and ini tiatives the Holocaust Center provides to the community. Pictured from left to right are Sidonie Gruenberg, Eva Ritt, Ulla Steinbach and Vera Feteke. JA s honorees Junior Achievement of Central Florida recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and inducted the following honorees into it Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame: Magic mayor also presented with JA s Spirit of Achievement award, the nonprots most prestigious service honor. Pictured from left are Jacob Stuart, Harriet Lake, Linda Chapin and Jimmy Hewitt.

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Page 6 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer member of Omega Psi Phi Frater nity Inc. who was best known for organizing annual reunions for African American alumni of the Brewington, of Winter Park, succumbed recently after a brief illness. He was a retired educator of Brewingtons estate. He was a technical coordinator, a media coordinator and a sixth-grade teacher at Memorial Middle School in Orlando. He retired Brewington also taught at Stonewall Jackson Middle, Mollie Brewington sang in the male chorus of Macedonia Mission But he was well known for his as a member of Omega Psi Phi. Brewington joined the fraternity organization. In later years, he was a charter member who fraternity. Friends affectionately called the robust, good-humored and highly skilled leader who genu mediate family members. His memory will be cherished by many USF alumni and members of his community. Colleagues will unite in his A wake will be held from 6 Sanford, who can be reached at 407-381-3335 $1000 off Cannot be used with any discounts, discount plans or HMOs. Offer expires 12/21/11Complimentary ExamIncluding Xray & PhotosWith this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 12/21/11 Braces or Invisalign Longtime educator an inuential leader Popular USF alumnus left a legacy in Central Florida as a teacher, organizer, singer and friend to many Bruce Brewington

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Page 7 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Parks football team boys basketball team has already regained the schools winning son. son was getting started. And during the boys basket After their most recent state title, the Wildcats had to deal with a worst-case scenario: losing all of Winter Park to back-to-back wins all graduated at the same time, in Now the Wildcats most sea a senior who saw the majority of games after the Wildcats had built But the towering 6-foot-9 inch center will bring something the Wildcats lacked last season size. at least on the court in general. only three remain, and they were all benchwarmers last season. The rest of the team has been bolstered tions and cross-training football been looking for since the gradu wear a Winter Park uniform is the rebound in his short time on the court. 1, at home, and then head to Cy Our Salad Bar features a complete buffet of over 40 items with cold and hot dishes, including Brazilian specialties. 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 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORGTHIS WEEK AT ENZIAN SENNA Fri-Sat 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Sun 1PM, 3:45PM, 6:30PM Mon 9:30PM Tue 6:30PM Wed & Thu 6:30PM, 9:15PM PEARL JAM TWENTY Fri & Sat 11:59PM RED STATE Sun 10PM 13th ANNUAL MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Mon 6:30PM NETWORK Tue 9:30PM MELANCHOLIA Fri Sun 3:15PM, 6:30PM, 9:45PM Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6:30PM, 9:45PM Wed 9:00PM LETTERS TO SANTA: COOKIES & A MOVIE Sun 12 NOON SUNDANCE ART HOUSE PROJECT SHORTS PROGRAM Wed 6:30PM Wildcats learn to win without their star power PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Coach David Bailey has rebuilt his team after losing ve senior starters to graduation. ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 8 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The UCF Knights did some done in nearly a year: won a foot ball game and lost a mens basket ball game. they hadnt done the entire month ing that was dominated by UCF from the outset. the board before the Miners man a rising future class of young stars Freshmen Blake Bortles, J.J. Worton, Josh Reese and Rannell key roles in next seasons team, which will be in search of more hobbled the Knights this season. But the star of the night was towering junior running back the season on a career high with four touchdowns. sort some teething issues they Basketball UCFs mens basketball team wasted no time establishing itself as a dominant force so far this sea from around the nation. And the Knights may already season, shocking No. 4 Connecti 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. That instant credibility for dethroning an undefeated reigning national were ranked No. 4 in the nation at comeback win was a leading duo of forward Keith Clanton and guard Marcus Jordan, who each en rebounds. Becoming more of a UConn. The Knights still await a return ments. Thats just in time for the second day of the UCF Holiday Classic. For the Knights this weekend, its the beginning of a four-game homestand starting against Hart Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Pet Taxi F Orlando Pet Connections oers a variety of custom pet care and sitting services. Our specialties include: www.OrlandoPetSitting.com info@OrlandoPetSitting.com Knights win on gridiron, upset UConn on court The Great Maitland Muscle Car and Antique Auto Show PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER UCF forward Keith Clanton has led in scoring ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 9 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The city of Maitland invites you to spend a spectacular evening in beautiful Lake Lily Park to usher in the Holiday Season at the an nual Season of Light event. Sched uled to begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 3, the event will present various musi cal groups from Maitland Middle School as well as performers from the Colby Center for Dance. This festive program will set the stage as one and all anticipate the ar rival of a very special guest from the North Pole. This Maitland holiday tradition will feature Maitland Vice Mayor Linda Frosh and our special guest as they transform Lake Lily Park with thousands of lights and holi on cue and are accompanied by the lighting of the centerpiece of the Season of Light celebration, a the center of Lake Lily. we want to invite you to visit the Maitland Market each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the shores of Lake Lily Park (The market will be closed on Dec. 25). days from 6 to 9 p.m., stop by the Food Truck Caf in Lake Lily Park for spectacular culinary surprises most accomplished chefs. is Santa's Parade sponsored by the Maitland Police Department. Traveling through the neighbor hoods of Maitland this appear ance by Santa is sure to delight everyone who is young at heart. Santa's Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 17. The city of Maitland will be ob serving holidays in December on the 23rd and 26th, and on Jan. 2. dates. Happy Holidays! Chuck Jordan, Director, Leisure Services Department Maitland City Council Meeting of Nov. 28 The Maitland City Council met on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 12. For updates, please check our website www.itsmymaitland. com Special Presentation: Presented a Retirement Reso lution to Lieutenant Jonni Schar dine acknowledging her 25 years of faithful and devoted service as a member of the Maitland Police Department from Oct. 2, 1986 un til Oct. 2, 2011. Consent Agenda: 14 were approved as presented as minutes. nating the places of polling, open ing and closing of polls, and the form of the ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Decision Items: vey right-of-way to the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with the construction of the Maitland SunRail Station. 12 City Deeds and Resolutions to convey various rights-of-way to the Florida Department of Trans portation for use in conjunction with Interstate 4 reconstruction. adopting City Code Chapter 6 Fire Protection and Prevention, and set the Public Hearing date as Dec. 12. The proposed modi vention ordinance as required by state law. Maitland City Talk BY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitlands Season of Light Celebration Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly br eakfast update, featuring: The Honorable Ted Edwards Orange County Commission District 5 Hear from Commissioner Ted Edwards as he reflects on his first year back in o ffice, shares an update on District 5 and looks ahead to whats in store for 2012 and beyond in our community. Friday, December 9, 2011 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844 Learn more The Maitland police will be escort ing Santa through the citys streets on Dec. 17. For more details and times in your neighborhood, visit www.itsmymaitland.com PHOTO COUR TESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND Maitlands Season of Light Celebration begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Lake Lily.

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Page 10 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Please pardon our mess, were improving City Hall During the months of Decem ber through February 2012, the city will be working at making City Hall much more welcoming, customer friendly and energy ef services offered at City Hall will be temporarily offered at other locations, some within areas of City Hall and others off-site. The following is a listing of the city services and their temporary loca tions during construction: Building/Permitting has 2nd Floor. Customer Service has moved to istration has moved to City Hall Economic Development/ Planning Department has lea Lane. Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, through February 2012, City Com mission meetings will be held at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Cen For any city advisory board meetings, please visit www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government > Board & Public Meetings for temporary, new locations. we work toward improving your City Hall experience and becom you! November 28 City Commission Meeting Highlights There was a City Commission meeting held on Nov. 28. Below are the highlights of major deci sions that were made: Mayors Report declaring November 28, 2011, as Park, acknowledging the high school as one of the top 10 teams in the state that have had 500 foot ball victories. ters Season of Giving and the major blood donors were recog Department of Environmental Pro tection and Florida Department of Transportation were presented by stormwater and roadway projects grant payments. City Attorneys Report to the Commission. No further action was taken regarding this topic. Consent Agenda proved (for a complete listing of contracts, please visit www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government drainage easement located at 1764 Electric Energy Conservation Pro gram were approved. agement System and Computer lice department was approved. established whereby professional service contracts are to be compet itively shopped at a maximum of the Commission. Action Items Requiring Discussion standards were directed to be re the Planning & Zoning Board. Public Hearings tion of the conveyance of the cityMorse Blvd. was approved with an amendment. nance regarding lakeshore protec tion was approved. portion of the city right-of-way located at 2525 Via Tuscany was approved. bacco use in public places was ap proved. opments should be given prior ity processing was referred to the Board. Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the week of Dec. 12, pending approv al by the City Commission. Come out and ice skate! the Park holiday ice skating rink Winter Park City Talk BY RAND Y KNIGHT CITY MANAGER 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

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Page 11 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer THURSDA Y The Orange County Retired Educa tors Association will meet Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St. Visit Ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. Join St. Andrew Catholic Church in hosting Bill Cowles Orange County Supervisor of Elections, on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, 801 N. Hastings St. Neil Simons classic comedy Broad way Bound presented by The JCC Company will be held at Roth Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Show times are Dec. 1, 3, 5, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. FRIDA Y Maitland Public Librarys Learning Cultural Centers Social Networking Series for seniors is F riday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. Register by calling 407647-7700. Winter Springs High School presents Encore Night a one-act performance of Godspell on F riday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the WSHS auditorium. Contact phylliscrawley@gmail.com CaddyShanks Virtual Golf and Sports Pub is collecting toys for Toys for Tots at Baldwin Parks rst F riday event at CaddyShanks on Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Orlando-FL. ToysF orTots.org or call 407-9233849. SATURDA Y Maitland Public Library presents au thor Robyn W alensky signing her new book, Beautiful Life? The CSI behind Casey Anthony trial and my observations, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The Great Maitland Muscle Car and Antique Auto Show will be held Sat urday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shoppes at Maitland Plaza on Highway 17-92. Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida will host Comfort for the Healing Heart: Coping with Grief During the Holidays, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peggy and Philip B. Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. The workshop is free. Call 407514-1327. Patda Jim will be signing copies of her book, Courage and Compassion: A Civil War Soldier Speaks, a portrait of William Waterhouse and Civil War experiences on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Waterhouse Residence Museum Rotary Club of Orange County EastWinter Parks Tip-Off Classic In vitational high school basketball tournament will be held at the Winter Park High School Gymnasium, 2100 Summereld Road on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the nal being played at 8:30 p.m. Admission into the tournament is $5 or two cans of food. SUNDA Y Wrap up your holiday shopping with a selection of ne art and jewelry creat ed by six local artists at Art on Tap on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Taps Wine Beer and Eatery in Winter Park Village. Visit F acebook. com/ArtOnTap Ricks Classic Cars, 116 Solana Ave., hosts an auction and fundraiser in honor of Cara Moro who was para lyzed from the waist down. The event will be held Dec. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 321-356-8844. Join the choirs of Winter Park and Sweetwater F irst Baptist churches for The Gift of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at F irst Baptist Church, 1021 N. New Y ork Ave. Call 407-644-3061. MONDA Y Join Maitland Public Librarys PC Academy on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Call 407-647-7700. Meet Winter Park mayoral candidate Nancy Miles at the Nancy for Winter Park Kickoff held at the Winter Park Community Center on Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. TUESDA Y The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North F orest Ave. Dr. Jack Stout, Biology Professor at UCF will speak. Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series is Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Visit WinterParkPlay house.org WEDNESDA Y A special preview of the The New American Home currently under construction in Winter Park is sched uled for Dec. 7 as a fundraiser to sup port the local UpStanders: Stand up to Bullying initiative. Others will be wel comed from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The suggested minimum donation is $50. Advance reservations for the event are required. Call 407-628-0555. Join us for the next Goldenrod Cham ber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Winter Park Costco Wholesale at 3333 University Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP by F riday, Dec. 2, to w185mbr@costco.com Maitland Public Librarys Learning & Cultural Centers Nutrition series presents For the Vegetarian Curi ous on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Register by calling 407-647-7700. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@ observernewspapers.com presented by Supported by Florida Blue & The Mayflower Retirement Community Friday, December 2 at 5 p.m. in Central Park presented by Supported by Cocina 214, Todd Miner Law Firm & Whole Foods Saturday, December 3 from 7 10:30 a.m. at Central Park Stage Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Childrenpresented by Supported by Rollins College, Towncare Dental & Main Street Childrens Dentistry and Orthodontics Saturday, December 3 at 9 a.m. along Park AvenueFor information, visit www.winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. Bank of America Corporation Calendar F or holiday event listings, see the F amily Calendar on Page 13 or scan this code using the Q R reader app on your smartphone. New American Home preview on W ednesday

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Page 12 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Six Central Florida homeown ers will deck their halls and open their homes for holiday cheer, and charity, this weekend. Homes, presented by Frontier Civitan, will feature homes in ees to get a peak into homes, from traditional to modern, and walk away with some ideas for their own holiday dcor. The tour is the collaborative ef fort of Civitan members Olga Cal vet, a Baldwin Park resident, and resident. Both will open their home for the tour. Calvet, a founding member of the Frontier Civitan Club, said past fundraisers for the group have focused on silent auctions. Calvet and Conner decided this year they wanted to do something different. I think this is something that people can do and enjoy for a nice outing for Christmas, Calvet said. part of a large international orga autonomy in its decisions about which charitable causes they chose to be involved with. cracks and buy presents for the children, Calvet said Giving back Calvet said the club also spon sors Junior Civitan clubs at Bish op Moore and Lake Howell high schools to teach leadership and to teach young students that they have to be involved in their com this very seriously. Our club is very involved in working with our juniors. It was through the Junior Civi tan Club at Bishop Moore that Calvet met Marta Khoury, whose daughters were both involved in vet asked Khoury if she would volunteer her house for the tour, Khoury said yes. They help so many organi share the goodness? Khoury and her husband, Rob ert, live in a Mediterranean-style home they built eight years ago with the scenery around us, Khoury said. The home is located on Lake Virginia, with a view of main room of the house, and complements the reds and green of the traditional antique furni mother. But other rooms will be more whimsical, Khoury said. Every part of my house has something different in every room, she said, including unusu al, handmade decorations, such as a beaded tree she purchased at a recent Festival of Trees event. of money on decorations. Simple things make it very pretty and el egant, Khoury said. She suggests vines and leaves from your gar den, as one example. From traditional to modern The second Baldwin Park loca tion is the townhome of the Cal will feature a modern and sleek approach to holiday decorating in juxtaposition to the Spanish Colo nial with a Cuban twist custom home the Calvets built in 2005. takes inspiration from and pays homage to her homes roots. Built neighborhood, she describes her home as Southern style, custom ing, and doors brought from New Orleans by the previous owner. favorite holiday, Conner said. riod! Rounding out the tour are the ter Springs, and Gloria Lochrane, Learn more The Frontier Civitan Club rst Tour of Homes will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit frontier civitanclub.org/Tour_of_Homes. html or call 407-359-8941. The tour can start at 669 Oneida Lane in Winter Springs or 2203 Snow Road in Baldwin Park. Armbands and maps are available at both locations. Net proceeds benet local charities and commu nity projects as supported by the Frontier Civitan organization. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park resident Marta Khourys home is showcased in the rst Tour of Homes, hosted by the F rontier Civitan Club this weekend. Community homes aglow SHARI KING Observer Staff

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Page 13 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar More than 100 million boys have gone through the Boy Scouts million have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. seven of its boys reach Eagle Scout over the past year, and they cel ebrated that achievement with a ceremony for all of them recently. To achieve Eagle Scout, in ad dition to spending about 10 years going up through the ranks, a boy scout must do a project that bene ate an almost business plan-like strategy, get approval from their Boy Scout leaders and the organi lead fellow scouts in its comple tion, taking about six months and Scouts had projects ranging from TLC Horse Rescue by Stephen construction of an outdoor simple machine exhibit teaching tool for Lakemont Elementary, to building a new planting box at the Morn ingstar School by Joey Broschart. Not only are they doing a lot to help the community now, but Scout dad John McCabe also be lieves they are going to contribute to the future. things in the world, he said. Peyton Bailey, a junior at Lake Highland Preparatory School, has been in the Boy Scout pro gram since he was about 6 years track, participating in the Best Buddies program, or spending time with his church on mission trips, he works as a leader in his patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. Bailey has learned much about being a leader from to connect and form relationships with the people who look to you. Being a leader is not about be ing loud, he said. His Eagle project was a swing and fort structure built at the Co to see children run out to play on it, while their parents watched. Immediately I saw an im pact, Bailey said. Matthew Domescek, a junior International Baccalaureate pro gram, is a second-generation Eagle Scout and has earned the all three high-adventure camps. He said he learned the most from the Philmont Scout Ranch, where used their survival skills during campouts, especially when their site was hit by rain and hail dur ing a lightning storm. This was just one of many experiences he out being a Scout. wise, he said. Christian Service Center food pantry. He did a build-out and painted the pantry, and as a side project collected food for the pan try and its users. Domescek said his side project was more success collected four tons of food for the months, which he said showed just how much of an impact his project made. They were in so much need, Domescek said. Turner McCabe, a senior at to be a leader through scout ing. He was chosen by his fel low scouts as crew leader for his trip to Philmont Scout Ranch this summer, possibly because of his extensive camping experience sleeping in the wilderness and has also served as assistant patrol leader for his troop. He said his philosophy of becoming a great nities he gets being a scout. The best way to learn how to be a leader is to go out and do it, McCabe said. His Eagle project involved in stalling 87 garden posts at Glen ridge Middle School to keep the grass and landscape protected from students trying to cut through. He loves walking by his project each Monday and seeing Henry McCabe, a junior in the ate program, joined the Boy Scout program with his brother, Turner, with the encouragement of his dad, a former Scout. For him, took work, and becoming an Ea gle Scout pushed him to become a great one. McCabe said. His Eagle project was inspired by his love of art, and he led a house. McCabe said being a Scout is something he will keep with him far into the future, and he hopes to one day help mentor Scouts as an adult. I want to see myself step up like that in the future, he said. Holiday Ice Skating Rink in Central Park West Meadow at the corner of New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard in Winter ParkNovember 18, 2011thruJanuary 8, 2012open 7 days a week > extended school holiday hours group rates & private parties > reservations required special thanks to our sponsors 407-599-3203orwww.cityofwinterpark.org Learn more For more information about Boy Scouts of America, and to nd your local Troop, visit www.scouting.org PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Parks Troop 62 graduated seven Eagle Scouts, including Peyton Bailey, Turner McCabe, Henry McCabe and Matthew Domescik. Achieving their Eagle status Winter Parks Boy Scout Troop 62 saw seven of its boys reach Eagle Scout over the past year BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Astronomy W eek at the Maitland Library is Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Events include Our Moon: Its Just Going Through Phases on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Viewing the Night Sky w/ Telescopes on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Call 407-647-7700. The Charles Hosmer Morse Mu seum of American Art presents the 33rd annual Christmas in the Park Celebration from 6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Call 407-645-5311. F riends of Casa F eliz will pres ent Christmas at the Casa on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Casa F eliz located at 656 N. Park Ave. Call 407-6288200. On F riday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., the festivities continue in Central Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll. Call 407-644-8281. At 7 p.m. F riday, Dec. 2, the Win ter Park and Enzian Theater will present Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and A Christ mas Story. Call 407-629-0054. The 2011 Play! Pokmon City Championships are coming to Winter Park at Cool Stuff Games on Dec. 3. Visit Pokemon.com/ Organized-Play/ Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Win ter Parks annual holiday photo shoot with Santa is Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. All community residents are welcome to meet and take complimentary pictures. Light up Lake Lily Park at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Season of Light Celebration Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast at the Central Park main stage is 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Call 407-644-8281. Maitland Public Librarys second annual Holiday Tea is on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. Register by calling 407-647-7700. Join the choirs of Winter Park and Sweetwater F irst Baptist church es for The Gift of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at F irst Bap tist Church, 1021 N. New Y ork Ave. Call 407-644-3061. Dr. Lach is having a free F amily Fun Night Skating Party benet ing the Smiles for Hope F ounda tion and the F amilies in Transi tions Program at the Universal Skating Center on Goldenrod Road on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit EventBrite.com Maitland Public Library proudly presents the second Annual Win ter W onderland on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 4 p.m. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 14 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Judy Fraden spent much of She had four gift bags decorated with brightly colored tissue paper and six neatly packaged containers of food on her back seat, and she was following the directions written on a of four destinations. Her long burnt orange and deep in September, but still waited anx iously for 89-year-old Joe Zollman to answer the door. She was greeted with a smile and a warm embrace. Fraden was just one of the volun teers for Jewish Family Services who delivered Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors of all faiths on such as Zollman, who cannot leave their house, have something to look forward to during the holiday sea son. For Zollman and his wife of 63 wheelchair, the meals are lifesaving. Joe does the majority of the cook said. So for him it is a little break. The Zollmans have been getting their holiday meals through JFS for four years now, and for the two Ho locaust survivors who often think each year is a great reminder of how far they have come. The Jewish community does an outstanding job, and it is really re markable what they do, Joe Zoll man said. I am forever grateful. Every year there are so many fer outreach to homebound seniors, some of whom live alone and really look forward to the company, even if it is just for a moment. with a mission to keep seniors in dependent, also offers meals to se niors during the holiday season. gram, delivers 900-1,000 meals every day. congregate meal program that brings seniors who are able to leave their house together for a meal. It gives them a chance to social and CEO of Seniors First. There are 16 centers throughout Seminole and Orange counties that host the neighborhood lunches, and some transportation is provided for those seniors who are unable to drive. grams last year. Senior Observer Thrive @ 55 and beyond! PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK OBSERVER STAFF Joe and Greta Zollman received their Thanksgiving meal from Jewish F amily Services last week. Growing older but never alone Local organizations make sure seniors get what they need throughout holidays MEISHA PERRIN Observer Staff Other organizations and outreach services for this holiday season include: Jewish F amily Services, on Lee Road in Winter Park, will also be delivering meals for Thanksgiving and Passover. Call 407-644-7593 or visit jfsorlando.org Seniors F irst F ill a Wallet for a Senior is a donation drive that asks for a wallet with $10 cash or a $10 supermarket gift card that can be given to a senior who cannot afford gifts or food this holiday season. Visit seniorsrstinc.org or call 407-292-0177. The Jewish Pavilion of Central Florida is offering a series of Hanukkah parties for residents of all faiths in Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Winter Park, South Orlando and downtown. Visit jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. The party schedule includes: Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Maitland: F riday, Dec. 9, noon at Grand Villa. Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. at Horizon Bay Boston Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Life Care Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at Eastbrooke Gardens F riday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. at Savannah Court Oviedo, Winter Springs and Winter Park: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. at Winter Park Care and Rehab Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. at Arden Courts Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. at Emeritus of Oviedo F riday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at The Mayower Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at Regents Park and the Westchester Longwood, Lake Mary, Sanford: F riday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at Village on the Green Hanukkah F riday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at Heritage at Lake F orrest Hanukkah Dinner F riday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. at Island Lake Hanukkah Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. at Chambrel Hanukah Tuesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. at Lake Mary Rehab Wednesday, Dec. 21, noon at Oakmonte Village Hanukkah Lunch South Orlando and in town: Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. at RosemontMonday, Dec. 12, 1:45 p.m. at HC Windermere Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus Ocoee Thursday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. at Delaney Park F riday, Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m. at Madison House Monday, Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m. at Westminster Towers Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1:30 p.m. at Spring Hills Hunters Creek

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Page 18 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Medicare has added another preventive tion with our health care provider to look at ways to prevent cardiovascular disease, such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Here is a sample of what is available: Colon cancer screenings: Can include blood test can be ordered every 12 months. Bone-mass measurement: Tests for the risk of osteoporosis, and can be done every 24 months. Pneumococcal shots: Vaccine covers pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis and otitis media. Glaucoma test: For those with a risk due to diabetes, a family history or other indications, this test can be a sight saver. Mammograms: Free yearly breast cancer screening if the doctor accepts the assignment. Prostate cancer screenings: Suggested once a year for men age 50 and older. To see the rest of the preventive ser vices, go to the Medicare website (www. then Preventive Services. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions. Send email to columnre ply@gmail.com 2011 King F eatures Synd. Inc. Lowest rates! Free security analysisCurrently have security? Save up to 20% off your current bill with no activation costs! Devcon monitors residential as well as commercial 5 Diamond award-winning monitoring stationsCurrent customers include The Diamond District in Manhattan, New York, i.e. Tiffany's, Rolex and Chanel Call Michelle to set up your free security analysis today!407-221-2091 Medicare Annual Enrollment ends on December 7thThe Annual Enrollment Period for 2012 began on October 15th and ends on December 7th of 2011. This is the time when eligible Medicare Beneciaries can join a Medicare Advantage Plan. Coverage from the plan you join will begin on January 1, 2012. Enrollment opportunities for all parts of Medicare are limited and late enrollment is either prohibited or penalized. The Medicare program is administered and regulated by the Centers for Medicare and Med icaid Services (CMS). There are four different components to Medicare: Part A Hospital Insurance Covers things like inpatient care, skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care. Part B Medical Insurance Covers doctors visits, outpatient services and some preven tive services Original Medicare consists of only these two components. Note that Part B has a monthly premium which is deducted from the Medicare beneciarys monthly Social Security check. Most people will pay the standard premium ($96.40 in 2011; it may increase in 2012), but those with higher incomes (over $85,000 for singles; over $170,000 for married couples) will pay higher premiums. Also, both Part A and Part B have other expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments. As a rule, Medicare Supplement Plans (also known as Medi-Gap Plans), which are available through numerous insurance carriers at a substantial monthly premium, will cover those gaps. Part C Medicare Advantage These plans, available from numerous insurance carriers, include both Parts A and B and usually Part D coverage as well. Many plans will offer additional benets, such as vision, dental, hearing and wellness programs. Some plans will even rebate up to $96.40 of the Part B premium that Medicare deducts from your monthly Social Security benet check. Part D Prescription Drug Coverage Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. You dont automatically get this coverage when you become eligible for Medicare; you need either to join a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or pay a premium to add a prescription drug plan to your Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement coverage. HOW TO JOIN Review the CMS handbook, Medicare and You. If you have internet access, you can go to www.medicare.gov and nd additional information on Medicare Advantage Plans and/or Medicare Supplement Plans available in your area and the ratings of said plans. Decide whether you want to pay premiums (for a Medicare Supplement Plan and/ or a Prescription Drug Plan) or enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Important Annual Enrollment ends on December 7th. There are other times you might be able to join a Medicare Advantage Plan, too. For in stance, if you are turning 65, are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, move into/out of the Medicare Advantage Plans service area, receive extra help with prescription drug plan costs, or lose retiree health care coverage through your employer or union you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.Bob Adams is President of A Safeharbor, LLC. He may be contacted at A SafeHarbor, LLC, PO Box 3167, Winter Park, FL.,32790, telephone 407/644-6646 or e-mail BobAdams@ASafeHarbor.com Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Catch problems early The Mayflower Retirement Communi ty and Rollins College recently received collaborative lifelong learning partner this year worldwide, the award high lights innovations that lead the way, set new standards and make a difference in the lives of older adults. Taking into account the interests and intellectual curiosity of Mayflower resi dents, as well as the service-learning component that is part of the Rollins mis sion, Live and Learn features relevant, hands-on educational experiences in small-group sessions with no more than 12 participants. Taught by Rollins faculty and staff, classes cover subjects ranging from art, theater and writing, to history, physics and environmental sciences. The program differs from other retirement community/university affiliations be cause of its focus on immersion in the subject matter, interactivity and small teacher-to-student ratio. continually challenging and stimulating the brain, said Mayflower marketing di rector Jana Ricci, a Rollins alumna who was instrumental in launching this pro for learning knows no age boundaries, and that is how the concept for Live and prestigious award and look forward to building upon the success of this initia tive. This is a win-win for everyone in volved, added Micki Meyer, director of the Office of Community Engagement at nities for intergenerational learning in our culture because we segment ourselves, ing experience for both the students and peers and mentors to each other. The Mayflower/Rollins enrichment se ries now offers 10 courses, some of which run for a full semester and even have a benefit from the mental stimulation of in tergenerational learning, which has been proven to enhance brain fitness. long learning, Rollins is excited about the future of our relationship with The May flower, said Lewis M. Duncan, president of the college. It provides our communi ty with greater opportunities for thought ful discourse, intellectually stimulating seminars and shared appreciation of the arts. The award will be presented during held at the Orange County Convention Center from Dec. 1-3. For more informa tion, visit www.icaa.cc/awardsprogram. htm Mayower and Rollins win award for lifelong learning program

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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com DEC. 5 Daydream about the world beyond Orlando at an international travel celebration with complimentary breakfast on Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Westin Lake Mary, 2974 International Parkway. Attendees will hear from travel ex perts and fellow travelers about 2012 industry trends, top destinations and more. RSVP to Priscilla OReilly by Thursday, Dec. 1, at 617-346-6841 or poreilly@oattravel.com. F or more information visit GCT.com DEC. 15 Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., is Thursday, Dec.15, at 12:10 p.m. and is also on A medical look at depression: how to talk about it and ways to combat it. RSVP to OfceOnAging@oc.net or 407-8367446. Maitland Senior Center events for December The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit ItsMyMaitland. com. closed F riday, Dec. 23, through Mon day, Jan. 2, for the holidays. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Zumba Gold twice a week. Join Patricio every Tuesday and F riday in December at 11:15 a.m. for Zumba Gold. This Zumba class is geared toward se niors. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. and F riday in December at 9 a.m. for yoga Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. knit or crochet ? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in December at 10 a.m. Bring your current project and have some fun. ber at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in F rench to participate. cember at 9 a.m. for tai chi classes Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. ber for Basic Italian Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free. ber at 1 p.m. for our conversational Spanish group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. ber for recorder classes Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. Call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. the Maitland Senior Center presents free counseling about Medicare, medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescrip tions drug plans and long-term care. Call 1-800-96 ELDER or visit Flori daShine.org. Orange County Commission On Aging Newsletter, December 2011 Virtual Dementia Tour Y oure in vited to participate in this hands-on experiential training program offered in two locations: Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at Arden Courts, 1057 Willa Springs Drive, or Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. at The Center for Memory Disorders, 3901 E. Colonial Drive. F or information, call 407-447-5971. Community Partnerships Commit tee Local organizations serving Central Florida elders are invited to join the Commission on Agings Com munity Partnerships Committee. The next bimonthly meeting is Thursday, Jan. 5, at 8:30 a.m., 2100 E. Michi gan St. F or information, call 407836-6563. Florida Elder Crime Training The Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute is hosting several training opportunities in Central Florida in early 2012. Visit FCPTI.com for info. Classes include crimes against the elderly, aging issues: a comprehen sive approach and law enforcements role in elder crimes. Other News AARP Driver Safetys free online webi nar on F amily Conversations with Older Drivers: W e Need to Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. To register visit http://tiny.cc/ d3e8m DOEA and FDLE Mark the third an niversary of Silver Alert Since be ginning in October 2008, there have been 377 Silver Alerts issued in Flor ida, with 367 seniors located safely and 51 of those recoveries attributed directly to the Silver Alert program. Read more at http://tiny.cc/7ln45. The nations 90-plus population nearly tripled over the past three de cades and now totals 1.9 million. See the full U.S. Census report at http:// tiny.cc/45sxr The Brain Fitness Club has teamed up with Rollins College students to offer a weekly photography class to people with early memory loss. Read the story featured in the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer at http://tiny.cc/ nlcmz Senior Community Bulletin

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Page 20 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer money goes, usually for pres ents, parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. now is the time to begin saving for your retirement, no matter what your age. If retirement is younger and retirement seems best interest to begin saving now compound interest will help your retirement fund to snow ball. need for retirement is to learn how much you could expect from online Retirement Estimator. The Retirement Estimator timate of your future retirement record and a few variables you enter. Try it out at www.socialse curity.gov/estimator retirement, but there are reasons great place to go for help is www. website dedicated to teaching planning to buy a home, balanc ing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k) plan, the resources at www.MyMoney.gov can help you. Be sure to give yourself a holi day gift you deserve. Not only should you set aside some money for your retirement fund, but you should also spend some time looking at these websites and picturing your future retirement. Spend a little bit of holiday time at www.socialsecurity.gov 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 Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 Gift of retirement is planning early BLANCA T A YLOR Guest Writer By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Host a party for veterans patients in the closest Veterans your presence that will be most tors. circumstances: Call Volunteer Services at the medical center and tell them your group would like to have a Christmas party for one of the wards. Set a date and time. Lunch is ideal. would be appropriate for the No matter what your age or term of military service, you served. That alone will get con versations started. Write to F reddy Groves in care of King F eatures Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, F L 328536475, or send email to column reply@gmail.com 2011 King F eatures Synd. Inc.

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Page 21 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Centre from Tuesday, Dec. 6, to Sunday, winning Lincoln Center Theater produc two very different love stories. The score includes the classics Some Enchanted duction features the operatically trained ing a special resonance to his performance of Some Enchanted Evening. Visit www. OrlandoBroadway.com or call 1-800-9822787. A Tuna Christmas In the holiday sequel to Greater Tuna, the outrageous characters of Tuna, Texas, are back to cope with the traumas and ties are in jeopardy and no nativity scene is safe, because a phantom is destroying ing (and split-second costume changes), comedians Michael Kevin Baldwin and mythical town. The play runs through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orland oshakes.org The gift of art The most unique holiday gift you could our local arts community is original art created by the talented artists who are our neighbors, and who are working to maintain their art at this time of economic art as a new tradition of giving and shar ing. First Thursday at the Orlando Museum exhibit, shown (and available to buy) for one-night-only on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m-9 p.m. Museum curators are pictur Santa Claus and a cupcake sampling will Orlando Loch Haven Park. Call 407-896One of the most rewarding shopping trips of your year will be to the artists ists. Each season, the McRae artists open their studios to the community selling their gallery-worthy art at discounted prices. The open house is Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. visit mcraeartstudios.com Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Loch Haven Neighborhood Center. The Festival will feature all forms of ceramic art, from plates and mugs to piggy banks to abstract sculptures. The Center is at 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, near Loch Haven Park. Call 407-900-7687. Holidays at W aterhouse invites us to spend our holidays with the org Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar South Pacic at Bob Carr

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Page 22 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Just minutes before the closing of elec mayor was looking to be already decided. More than two months before Election Day, voters were wondering if there would be an election at all. for candidacy to take on incumbent Mayor Bonham said candidates are much less likely to begin the paperwork during the election-qualifying week. If nobody had qualifying week started, odds were that nobody was going to. In short, the mayor was on the verge of getting a free pass. But then something unusual happened with less than 30 minutes separating Brad ley from winning his second term without receiving a single vote, someone signed up to challenge him. the former Salem, Conn., School Board member and voter registration worker separates us from what we tried to escape want representation in exchange for our taxation. If we give our elected representa tives a free pass to reign without fear of a public rebuke, they may begin acting more for their own interests than ours. under the guise of democracy. Voterigging, intimidation tactics and other back-room politics have reared their ugly elections non-elections. Of course that type of worst-case especially in a functioning democracy at the roads fall apart and workers are given pink slips. incumbent may not see any challengers simply by virtue of their popularity alone. fund. Though that sort of effort required concerted work from the Commission, city manager and city staff, the end result is the reason to cheer. But in a country where good frequently ulate that we could be even better off than real elections, regardless of the popularity we can decide what and who represents us. Otherwise we run the risk of elected Our Observation Challenging incumbency staves off autocracy Without real elections we run the risk of elected officials representing themselves. Lots to do in Winter Park over? Feeling gray over a Black Friday experience? If you need help getting in Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:15 p.m. in Central Park, join the Bach Festival Choir and stunning Tiffany windows at the Chamber of Commerce hosts the 22nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. in Central Park. If you still have a Grinch in the group, bring them down to the Central Park stage on Saturday morning for the 13th annual The Little Drummer Boy just in time Hometown Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. Pick out a good spot on honored guest, Santa Claus. One last note, after leaving a late meeting recently, I was reminded that the skating rink is bustling, white lights line our beautiful downtown, shop windows are decorated and holiday cheer abounds at the ice cream shops, wine bars and res taurants. Give yourself an early gift: come out and enjoy our marvelous city. Happy holidays! Patrick Chapin Winter Park Chamber of Commerce president Maitland shouldnt outsource landscaping I awoke this morning and decided to read my monthly newsletter from the city of Maitland. I begin reading Brian Dierks article titled "Building a Sustainable Com munity" about using drought-tolerant create a better community by using less mains a bone in my throat for a number of reasons, which I will illuminate for you. 1. Brian Dierks and his department is, was and always will be the best choice for landscaping and plantings for any and all properties within the city of Maitland. The reason why we have a landscaping depart ment is to do work such as this. decision that Maitland give such lucrative contracts to outside developers such as have a landscaping/grounds maintenance Smith contract is correct then Maitland should always contract to outside devel opers all the time for all of our landscape plantings, if that is really the best choice. 3. This always should have been a job performed by our own landscaping de plants and maintains all of the other city parks and properties why not this one? The explanation that was given that the ding whom? 4. The proposal to the city manager shows no mention of any drought tolerant plants or design. station that is going to be landscaped with plants can be described as minimal at best. be provided you will see that the largest 2,250 two thousand, two hundred and 5-gallon containers at a cost of almost not have two thousand, two hundred and not have two thousand, two hundred and more with two thousand, two hundred plants. from being issued that was total bull crap, otherwise it would not have been halted because of my shining a light on how much nonsense it was. smells similar to me and should to you too. our city once again. I care less about the development of our downtown as that will or will not happen in its own time and rhythm as history has proven. I am more concerned about how we spend our money. we all become the best guardians of our money me, the city manager and all of the city employees must become the best gatekeep ers of our money and turn our city into strive for. No longer will the catch phrase "well misspending of our precious few dollars, because if you think for a moment that we are spending all of our money with a 100 still be waiting for the Tooth Fairy and Santy Claus to arrive. There has to be a better way. Bruce Grossman Maitland Syphilis cases on the rise The number of cases of syphilis infec tions has been increasing in Orange County. So far this year, 198 cases of infectious and early latent syphilis have been reported, which is nearly a 23 percent increase during the same time period last year when 175 cases were reported to the Orange County Health Department. In cooperation with the Florida Department Control, OCHD is working to lower the in syphilis education and outreach campaign, including public service announcements on billboards, has been developed and will be launched this week. Syphilis is spread by intimate contact with an infected partner. Left untreated, it can lead to severe disease and even death. Studies indicate a 2 to 5 times increased risk for transmission of HIV, the syphilis. Syphilis may also be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to her baby. These infants are at risk of lifelong disabilities and death. Individuals are encouraged to be aware of the signs and symptoms of syphilis. In the initial stage, a sore might be visible in the genital area or the mouth (usually painless). In the second stage, a rash on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, moist lesions in the mouth, and/or unexplained hair are present, they are extremely infectious, and intimate contact with them should be avoided. Early syphilis can include periods of latency with no outward signs or symptoms. The best way to prevent syphilis is not to have sex with an infected part ner. Therefore, it is important to know intramuscular injection of penicillin, an antibiotic, will cure a person who has had doses are needed to treat someone who has had syphilis for longer than a year. Proper use of a latex condom can help protect against acquired HIV, syphilis and a number of other sexually transmitted diseases. Several local health centers pro vide free or low cost screening, diagnosis and treatment services. For more informa tion on local low cost health centers or for STD health center hours and fees, visit www.orchd.com or call 407-836-2553. Dr. Kevin M. Sherin Director, Orange County Health Department Letters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 28, 2011 No longer will the catch phrase well its government be acceptable for the misspending of our precious few dollars. Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 23 Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 Winter Park / Maitland Observer known someone who has sur vived meningitis, as this serious disease affects only 1,000 to 2,600 that meningitis is so rare is likely one of the reasons that, despite the availability of a safe and ef fective vaccine to help prevent meningococcal disease many chil dren remain unvaccinated. But with school back in session, I have an important message for parents: Meningitis strikes preteens and teens more than most other age groups, and the consequences can be devas tating. Meningitis can take the life of an otherwise healthy child within a single day, and survivors can be left with lifelong disabili ties like amputation, brain dam age and hearing loss. Like other infectious diseases, meningitis spreads from person to person, and for preteens and teens, many activities that go hand-in-hand with school may increase their risk of getting meningitis. Sharing water bottles during sports practice, sharing utensils at lunch and even not getting enough sleep all make them more vulnerable to con tracting meningitis. nurses across the country, I am committed to getting the word out that the single most effective way to help protect our kids from meningitis is by getting them education campaign, and with adolescent vaccination rates be low national public health goals, we still have a lot of work to do. Here in Florida, meningococ cal vaccination is not required for school admission. It is not sur prising, therefore, that according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 percent of teens in Florida remain unvaccinated and even one child who contracts meningi tis because he or she was not vac cinated represents an enormous and preventable tragedy. nearly 82 percent of preteens and teens engage in common, every day activities that increase their risk of getting meningococcal disease. In other words, adoles cents are putting themselves at risk every single day, which only further highlights the importance of vaccination in helping to keep them and their communities protected against meningitis. Meningococcal vaccination is recommended for all preteens and teens beginning at age 11, with a booster dose by 18 years of age, so parents with children in this age group should schedule a vaccination appointment as soon as possible to help keep their pre portant to make sure your child receives the booster dose even if they received an initial shot dur ing their preteen years. Parents can also visit www.VoicesOfMen page for more information. Nancy Mooney is an RN at Winter Park High School and member of the Florida Association of School Nurses. Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! W ere you really appalled, Mrs. Gingrich? Headed for trouble Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were recently booed at the season-ending it interesting that patrons of that Cracker boo the wives of liberal politicians they promoting exercise and nutrition just might warrant a crowd boo or two. But then, Cheetos and tater tots are Cracker the current anybody-but-Mitt Republican Gingrich, and his current wife, Callista nounced he was going to marry his thenhigh school math teacher. He carried on a hot, torrid teacher-passion-thing for Jackie Battley, actually marrying her June 19, ha ha, yuck, yuck and he divorces her in February 1981 (recall infamous hospital scene with cancerous wife). Seven months later, the Newtster married Marianne Ginther. In 1993, the Newtster began an affair with Callista Bisek, age 27. Bisek was an assistant to randy Newtster was 50 years old. Okay, now it gets interesting. During this period, the Newtster became speaker there was the Starr investigation of Presi dent Clinton. Recall that it took a special determine that a president will lie about time, forget, overlook, ignore, neglect to mention, disregard, muddy, misdirect, ob fuscate, disguise, conceal, confuse and lie. They will do it about war, public policy intentions and even illicit oral sex, among other things. constantly ripping into President Clinton for his immoral, reprehensible behavior. The House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against the president on Dec. 19, 1998. The Newtster a level of disrespect and decadence that By illicit sex? Really? appalled? Newt Gingrich is running for Callista appalled that her Newtster was casting stones at Bill Clinton for illicit, adulterous sex when she was then her self concurrently starring in, ironically enough, the equivalent Republican role of Monica Lewinsky? being excoriated in the press, the Newt ster and Callista are chauffeured around ousines, drinking champagne, laughing and her inhibitions are lowered. Did they ever break out in guffaws over how the Newtster was sticking it, yet again, to the Did Callista not see or understand the profound hypocrisy in her position let appalling double standard? Our lovable Newtster divorced wife No. 2 in 1999 and in May 2002, he asked annul his 18-year marriage to Marriane olic and desires a moral life (marriage). Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and em braces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@ MEDIAmerica.US They say that all things both good and bad eventually come to an end. Finding the good in Barack Obama in to condone chaos. reckless usurpation of our national credit card as the glee of one fascinated by the power. However, to the mystically inclined, there is an evil higher power, an interna and instructing him how to misplay our cards. The trillions of dollars that Obama has frittered away have, many believe, been simply the present installment in a demonic plan to decimate the wealth and power of the greatest nation on Earth, the one where democracy has been given the best chance to enhance the life of the average man. The evil mastermind, who met with some 70 super-wealthy power-wielders in Phoenix six years ago, has long ago shifted his base to this country, and has set about methodically destroying the as he and his many smaller groups of was to employ a scheme that would leave common undistinguished country. One of the contemporary intellectuals whom I respect most, economist Thomas Sowell, said recently, The current Oc illustration to date of what President plished, ignorant and incompetent rule. ten to honor dictators, murderers and racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of Barack Obama has brought more de struction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of. another step in their plan for the annihila has a record of failure so blatant that only Sowell has long been revered by the educated of this country as a man of high erudition and penetrating insight. He has, from the beginning, seen what is good in our society and used it to promote himself Barack Obama has risen to the top of president who manifestly despises all change this country. he is poised in a position to continue to do the media, and no matter how much we want and need to replace him, stopping his second term will be a supreme task. If we do not succeed, we may lose our country. HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Obama is poised in a position to continue to do us all great harm. Vaccines remain key to disease prevention NANCY MOONEY Guest Writer

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