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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: 01-05-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Page 3 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland OObserver All three candidates said dot lawns across the city. hes not worried that his cam on his side. Its more of a grass The elections in Winter Park san. erdecker said. Visit ocfelections.com and formation and polling locations. commissioners and fostering more sion and residents. ley when speaking at her cam has seen an expansion of the decisions in the city. she can from city staff. trying to get a feel for a lot of is Commerce. direct contention. meet with the candidates. are coming. I think it makes sense. Im pre dress as mayor. Offer ends 1/31/2012. Offers are available to new, rst-time CenturyLink Prism TV residential customers only. Offers include Prism TV service bundled with Pure Broadband service and Prism TV bundled with CenturyLink Unlimited Calling. Standard monthly rates and fees apply to these services and required equipment. All prices, packages and programming are subject to change without notice. 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Page 4 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland OObserver USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center DDrive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 MMember 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 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 CONNTA ACTS Volume 24, IIssue NNumber 1 PUBLISHERER KKyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com manaMANAGinING EEDITOROR Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DEESIGGNERER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REREPOROR TERERS Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com IIsaac BBabcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEGalsALS | ClassifiLASSIFIEdsDS AAshley MMcBBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COOPYY EEDITORORS IIsaac BBabcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Padrick BBrewer COOLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis RRoney LRRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVERER TISINGG SALEES ManaANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com subscSUBSCRiptiIPTIOnsNS | ciCIRculatiCULATIOnN AAmanda RRayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com ObituaOBITUARiIEsS obit@observernewspapers.com BBusiness BBriefs Community BBulletin HHall of famers Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet was held Nov. 12 at the new Winter Park Community Center. Pictured are this years inductees. BBikes for kids Bright House Networks volunteers delivered hundreds of presents on Dec. 12 by pickup truck convoy to Hope and Help Center of Central Flor idas main ofce in Winter Park to be distributed to 80 boys and girls who belong to HIV/AIDS-affected families. BBoard openings The city of Maitland has openings on the following boards: For information, call 407-539-6219. HHoliday card winners Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Park Chambers Holiday Card Competition: Juliet Myers, Park Maitland School; Angelina Schreyer, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School; Alexis Tamvakis, St. James Cathedral School; and Marlaina Wakim, Park Maitland School.Polling places The G General Municipal E Election of the city of Maitland will be held on Tues day, Jan. 31, for electing a mayor and deciding on the economic development ad valorem tax exemption ref erendum. Voting will take place at the following locations: Church, 2405 Dianjo Drive tland Ave. 220 W. Horatio Ave. Harper St. 1021 N. New Y Y ork Ave. 1950 Mohican Trail The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the polling places are accessible to handicapped voters. SARAR turns 50 The Central Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American R Revolution met on Dec. 10 to celebrate its 50th an niversary. Major recognition was given to Compatriot James Paul R Ris tig Jr., who has served for more than 70 years. The keynote speaker was (RRet). Tri-City E Electrical Contractors I Inc. completed work at the new vestory, 150,000-square-foot Adventist Health System corporate headquar ters building at Maitland Boulevard and State R Road 434 in Altamonte Springs, under its contract with Bras eld & GGorrie, Lake Mary. The G Gardens at DePugh, a rehabilita tion and skilled nursing facility, recently named MMary Pitetti as its new executive director. RReed, P.A. Communications Manager IIoana Good has been appointed as the O Orlando City G Group Leader for the Legal Marketing Association, Southeastern Chapter. One Senior Place Orlando, the elder care services complex between State RRoads 434 and 436, will house VITAS Innovative Hospice, E Estate & Busi ness Planning G Group, O Orlando Senior Health Network and Serenades by Sonata among others. Visit www. OOneSeniorPlace.com Sprinkles and CakeShooters will be celebrating National Chocolate Day (Jan. 27) with a Chocolate Lovers Dozen of CakeShooters. Visit www. sprinklescakes.net. The Winter Park D Day N Nursery Inc., a not-for-prot childcare center and preschool for lower income working families, promoted Ali De Maria to ex ecutive director. AAdventist building Can-tastic! Winter Park rm R RLF participated in the 18th annual Canstruction O Or lando competition. This year, top local architects, engineers, contractors and designers joined with talented high school students for the rst time in the competitions history. They worked together to design and build spectacular, giant-sized Wonders of the World this years theme made entirely from canned and nonperishable foods.

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Page 5 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland OObserver Last few days to ice skate!The last day to skate at the friends and family to experience For more freezing informa at www.cityofwinterpark.orgJan. 9 City Commission MMeeting topics of interest City AAttorneys RReport NNon-action IItems Consent AAgenda complete agenda packet located interconnection agreement. Award Contract Forestry AAction IItems RRequiring DDiscussion Proposed on-street dining Public HHearings nance to amend the comprehen Residential to office profession an exception to the encroachment of non-residential land dinance to amend the official zoning map so as to change the existing zoning designation of Commissioner Cooper tion on specific agenda items Save the date for the annual Winter Park MMayor/ City Commission Luncheon dress and the Winter Park City New Year! For more information call the chase tickets directly on their org. Visit the citys official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. many things this past year and look ahead with great expecta Other accomplishments of note crease in the property tax millage rate. commission. we are presently in the process of doing. downtown. The streamlining of pleted. The only pieces remaining town area and are working with property tax millage rate. and permanent. city charter. City Council AAgenda addressed at that meeting. Special Presentation: Consent AAgenda: Inc. DDecision IItems: CON For updates, please check our website at www.itsmymaitland.com Crohns Disease?If so, you may be interested in a research study for Crohns disease. You may qualify if you Are between 18 and 55 Have been diagnosed with Crohns disease for at least 3 monthsDr. Ira Shafran, MDShafran Gastroenterology Center Do you haveCoordinators Renee DePanicis or Audrey Jones (407) 629-8121Contact Maitland City Talk BY HowHOW ARD ScCHIEfFERDEcCKER MAYOR Completion of my rst year in ofce Winter Park City Talk BY RRANDY KKNIgGHtT CITY MANAGER W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r Executive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Naltrexone Extinction for Alcohol If It s In Your Heart To Quit Now Is The Time For Your New Year s Resolution2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.YourLifeRecovery.com 407-629-0413

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Page 6 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland OObserver Calendar SaleDOWNTOWN WINTER PARK sidewalk Park Avenue and Hannibal Square stores offering merchandise from 50-75% OFF For more information, visit winterpark.org or call 407.644.8281Please see participating stores for details.Friday, January 13th through Monday, January 16th JANAN. 6 OOn Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park will host a pair of concerts with the iconic musical group The Lettermen to benet Bring Change, a local nonprot organiza tion that offers resources, programs and housing assistance for Central Floridas homeless. E Each show costs $25 for general seating and $45 for reserved seating. To purchase tickets prior to the event, visit www.stmar garetmary.org/TheLettermenCon certs.html. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present our second annual Superior Thespians showcase from Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. This event features Central Florida students that earned superior ratings at their District Thespian Festival. Three days, three shows, each show a different lineup of entertainers. All tickets are $10, but there are only 46 seats available so make reservations at 407-920-4304. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fair banks Ave. in Winter Park. JANAN. 7 Creald School of A Art will host an open house this Saturday for its newly refurbished darkroom preserv ing and celebrating the art of lm photography and development. The day will culminate in a Night of Fire as the campus is ignited by a live bronze sculpture pour, kiln res and handmade clay lanterns. The Day of Film Photography is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, and will be followed by A Night of Fire, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. all on the Creald School of Art campus at 600 St. Andrews Blvd. in Winter Park. Both events are free. JANAN. 8 OOrlando Area Historical R Rose Society will hold the program Singularly BBeautiful R Roses on Sunday, Jan. 8. This program will focus on collect ing the single and nearly single hybrid teas. Doors open 2 p.m. and the program itself starts at 2:30 p.m. at Harry P. Leu G Gardens, which is locat ed at 1920 N. Forest Ave., O Orlando. Parking and admission is free and if you need more information, call 407497-1639. The Central Florida Watercolor Soci ety will hold its next monthly meet ing on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Marvel Building of the Maitland Art Center, 231 Packwood Ave. Carol Frye of Lakeland will present a program entitled Watercolor and Gesso on Paper. The meeting is free and open to the public. The University Club of Winter Park in vites you to a free reception honoring the work of artist Patricia B Brooks on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both club members and the general public are welcome. If you wish to contact them, call 407-644-6149 or visit http://www.universityclubwinterpark.org. JANAN. 10 Winter Park G Garden Club is holding a DDigging I It Class on A Aroids (philodendroms, anthuriums, etc.) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10. This class is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. Cost is $15; please pay by Friday, Jan. 6. Call 407-644-5770 for more information. U.S. Senate candidate Craig M Miller cordially invites you to a meet and greet at 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. This event is located at his family home on 851 G Georgia Ave., Winter Park. R Requested contributions are as followed: Host: $500, G Guest: $100. To R RSVP, please contact Tara EEmory at TaraMEEmory@gmail.com or 301-213-7289. JANAN. 11 The Concerned Citizens of Maitland is having a MMeet the Candidates forum for Maitland mayor on 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the east wing of the Maitland Civic Center. Contact John Book at 407-222-8230. If you shop on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Whole Foods M Market in Winter Park, they will donate 5 percent of the days net sales to Meals on Wheels, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for young and old by providing ap petizing and nutritious meals. They also provide support services for se niors, making them able to maintain their independence and dignity. JANAN. 12 Winter Park mayoral candidates tend forums on the following dates: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Winter Park Public Library; 7:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce; and at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Winter Park Towers. OOn 7 p.m. Jan. 12, the Central Flor ida Anthropological Society meeting will feature a presentation by Nancy Marie White, professor of anthropol ogy at the University of South Florida. This presentation, A Adventures in NNorthwest Florida A Archaeology, is free and open to the public. For more information contact kagidusko@hot mail.com or at 321-948-3994.Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@ observernewspapers.com Sip into the NNew YY ear Winter Park Sip & Stroll is 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in down town Winter Park. E Enjoy wine and appetizer pairings at your favorite shops and restaurants on this unique walk through downtown Winter Park. O Only 300 tickets are available, and each ticket costs $30 in advance. R Reserve your glass today! Pictured are treats from the Sassafras Sweet Shoppe.

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Page 7 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland OObserver Lifestyles PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. ONE PASS PER ADULT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. RATED PG. SEATING IS LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OFSaturday, January 28 at 10:00AM at R EGAL WINTER PARKFOR YOUR CHANCE T O WIN A PASS FOR T WO, S END AN E MAIL WITH YOUR N AME AN D PHONE N UMBE R TO BIGMIRACLEORLANDO @ALLIEDIM .COM IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 3www.everybodyloveswhales.com Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast update, featuring a Mayoral Candidate Forum Featuring: Ken Bradley Nancy Miles Discussion moderated by Christine Webb, Reporter/Anchor, Central Florida News 13. Friday, January 13, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:00 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. Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: cling is a way of life. MModel city city of Winter Park. do is the only city that has it. Its more of a reward for recy Winter Parks waste plansWinter Park is looking into which was done last month. In and its residents. ate more space in the alleyways to make room for recycling for Park Struggle with apartmentsTheyre also in talks with a lo cal apartment complex to add recycling there in the next month. offer their own recycling facili importance of recycling makes it residents want it. EEconomic affects less money to spend on recycling and the facilities necessary. her Whole Foods smoothie from shopping. HHefty recycling goals BBRIttTTNI JoOHNsoSON OObserver Staff PhHOtTO bBY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK thTHE ObsBSERvVER Cecilia H Height shows off her sustainable goods, such as the envelopes she made out of old calendars. She carries reusable cups, containers and silverware everywhere she goes.

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Turtle tycoonLocal resident celebrates 40 years of working in turtle and tortoise research and conservation SARAH WIlsoLSON OObserver Staff The Chelonian RResearch IInstitute is located at 402 S. Central AA ve. in Oviedo. For more information on Peter Pritchard and the institute, visit www.chelonianri.org Learn more Winter Park presents the 10th an nual Unity H Heritage Festival on Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16. It begins on Sunday, Jan. 15, in Shady Park in Hannibal Square from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Heritage Festival continues in Shady Park at 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, which is Martin ofcials at 10 a.m. for a symbolic program, including the Feature Family Presentation. The 2012 Metropolitan O Opera National Council Florida Vocal Competition is Saturday, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Preparatory School Au ditorium, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. For information con tact 407-922-4688 or Swantje1@ hotmail.com The Seasons 52 Park A A venue 5.2k presented by Florida Hos pital as the 5th race of the Track Shack R Running Series. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 a.m. is the 5.2k (3.2 miles). Then, at 8:45 a.m. is Awards Presentation is at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to one hour early due to traf c. Stage at Central Park, Winter Park, at the corner of G Gareld Ave and Park Avenue. Visit http:// www.trackshack.com/events/in dividual/parkave/parkave.shtml EExperience the coolest event of the year at Aquatica on Satur day, Jan. 21, at the Polar Plunge, presented by Florida Professional Fireghters. R Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the opening cer emony begins at 11 a.m. Those who raise or donate a minimum $100 may come to Aquatica and take the Plunge. For full details and to register, visit www.special olympicsorida.org/polarplunge All Saints MMOPS Sweetheart B Ball and R Reverse Draw: Bring your Valentine and enjoy a fun evening of dinner, dancing, prizes and a chance to win $2,000. It starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hilton Altamonte Springs. Tickets are limited. Its $150 per couple. Contact 407-808-2764 or Berna dette@mcginleylaw.com ONNGOINING The MMaitland Public Library has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thurs day. R Reading buddies is Thurs days at 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more information. The Crosby O Observatory atop the OOrlando Science Center is open for seasonal sky-watching every rst and third Saturday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. until Feb. 18. Admis sion includes a live planetarium show. Tickets are $10. 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Page 9 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The man who carried the city of Mai tlands founding charter to Tallahassee in 1885 has found his voice once again in 2011. Thirty years ago, Bob Peterson, the greatgrandson of Maitland founding father Will liam Waterhouse, found a trunk full of let ters and journals Waterhouse had penned during his time as a soldier in the Civil War in his family home. "I didn't think much of it at the time," Pe terson said, "until I started reading them." What he had discovered, it turned out, hand accounts of what it was like to be a 5th Cavalry Union soldier in the Civil War as well as being held captive by the Confed erate Army in the Andersonville prison in Sumter County, Ga. It was there in Waterhouse's looping cursive and olde time English, tales of the 52 battles and 119 skirmishes he had fought were played out from 1861 to 1865, includ ing Gettysburg. For years after Peterson found them, the letters remained untouched. Until at his Winter Park High School reunion three and a half years ago he ran into his former class mate and author Patda Jim. He told her of Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 The quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son DwightAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Senior Observer PHotoOTO BY sSARAH WILsoSON tTHE oOBSERVER Bob Peterson, the great-grandson of William Waterhouse, shares memories of living in the Waterhouse residence. Please see WATERHoOUsSE on page 12Letters from WaterhouseForty-two handwritten wartime letters from a Maitland founder were used to create his narrative biography sSARAH WILsoSON Observer SStaff

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Page 12 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer the letters and she asked to see them right away. "I had to see the letters to see if there was a story there," Jim said. Little did she know, the next two and a half years of her life would be spent milling over those 42 letters and 32 journal pages to compile a narrative biography on William Waterhouse "Courage and Compassion: A Civil War Soldier Speaks," released Oct. 27. "For the past two and a half years I feel like I've been William Waterhouse," she said, "and now WW aterhouse legacy William Waterhouse moved to Maitland in 1885. A craftsman and carpenter by trade, he built a house on Lake Lily for him and his family. Bob Peterson moved to Mai tland when he was 14 years old into the same home his greatgrandfather had built. In 1986, Tom Peterson, Bob's son, took over the home. Three generations lived in the Waterhouse Residence before the Art and History Museums Mai tland (A&H) bought the home in 1989 and restored it to its 1885 state to be used as a museum. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Bob and Tom, along with author Patda Jim, reconvened to the Waterhouse Residence to remember and cel ebrate this life of William Water house and the book he inspired years after his death. Patda spoke of her journey through Waterhouse's life, weav ing together the details provided in his letters with the context of the world at the time. "When I decided to write it in want it to be boring," she said. "But I also didn't want to take any liberties with it." Her research took her up and down the East Coast, traveling to research Waterhouse's life journey as depicted in the letters. "I wanted to bring the reader along to make them feel like they are William Waterhouse," she said. After Jim's words, Bob Peter son gave a tour of the Waterhouse Residence reminiscing to his days living there, and how it has changed since then. He recalls wallpapering the parlor with his father, and when the wainscoting in the kitchen was painted olive green and his aunt Stella was so angry with the paint job she refused to return to the home except on holidays. He stands in his childhood bedroom reminiscing when he could see the stars from cracks in the ceiling molding and the giant spiders that would crawl in and terrify his mother. The house, he said, is far different now than when he lived in it, but that it still holds his greatgrandfather's spirit. "This was a wonderful place to grow up then," he said. "It's a really beautiful house." Andrea Bailey Cox, A&H di rector, said the house is a great historical landmark for Maitland to give people a look back to the middle-class Victorian lifestyle not often preserved. William Waterhouse liter build the town of Maitland, Cox said. Theres a lot of ties that can be made to this house and this man. Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 For more information on the book, Courage and Compassion: AA Civil WW ar Soldier Speaks, visit www.ringgoround.com/ AAbout_Patda.html. TT o learn more about the WW aterhouse RResidence Museum, and all other AArt & HHistory Museums Maitland programs and events, visit www. maitlandhistory.org Learn more WATERHoOUsSE | AAuthor Patda Jim spent two and a half years immersing herself in WW aterhouses life C ONTINUEED FRROM pP AGE 9 Bettys dream was not just a dream after all. Last weekend, the Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center resident and I watched Notre Dame lose in a squeaker to Florida State University in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando. Proudly Irish and devoutly Catholic, Betty has wanted to see a Notre Dame game in person for more than 80 years. It didnt come true until last night. She and I ate foot-long Italian sausages and wolfed down cold fries and washed that gruel down with icy lemonade. Later, we grabbed a couple of foot-long corn dogs and munched our way into bliss. When the Notre Dame band smartly grabbing blue and gold and cranked up feet like an 18-year-old gymnast and sang with full voice, Cheer, cheer, for Old Notre Dame. She cried. She laughed, and I laughed. We raised our arms and marched in place. The golden-helmeted players of Norte Dame looked like bright Dame punched one into the end zone in again. I am pretty sure that we can gather therapy minutes for Betty because she rose from and stood at her wheelchair about 20 times. During the game, Betty allowed me to peek at a text message to a friend that read, This experience is a howling success. Many of her fellow Irish fans stopped and talked with her and she told them her story of how her dream came true. Even after the game was over, Betty proudly displayed her Notre Dame pennant and shook her ND pom-pom, both of which had been given to her by a fan, and she and I stood on the street in the semi-darkness waiting for our facility van, and together we sang to all who would hear, Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame.Larry Limbaugh is chaplain of Winter Park Care & RRehabilitation Center. AA lifelong dream fullled LLARRY LLImbMBAUGH GGuest Writer PHotoOTO couCOURt TESY ofOF LARRY LImbMBAUGH LLifelong NNotre Dame fan Betty attended her rst Fighting Irish football game last weekend at the Citrus BBowl.

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Page 13 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer CALEN ALENDAR AR GGeneration to G Generation Plan ning for later life changes answers questions and help give a plan for the later in life transition. This group is going to meet on 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Winter Park library. Its open to all seniors and their family members. The Orange County R Retired E Educa tors A Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m., at College Park Unit ed Methodist Church, 644 W. Princ eton S Street, Orlando. Mary Mulcahy will present a program on Wills, Liv ing Wills & Trusts. V Visit our website at ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. AAnyone who has worked in education is invited to join. Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, A Albertson R Room, 101 E E. Central B Blvd, Orlando to be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:10 p.m. The topic being presented is SSleep prob lems and solutions. Please RSV RSVP to ofceonaging@oc.net or 407-8367446. MAITLANAITLAND SENIENIORR CENTERENTER The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S S. Maitland A Ave. in Maitland. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, call 407-539-6251 or visit www.itsmymaitland.com Come out and join us for Bunko on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Play for fun and make some new friends! Its spon sored by V Visiting A Angels. Join us every Friday in January at 11:15 a.m. for Zumba G Gold This Zumba class is geared towards se niors and is a ton of fun! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join John every Monday, Thursday, and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for YY oga Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in January at 10 a.m. B Bring your cur rent project and have some fun! Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. S Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in French to participate. Join E Esther every Tuesday in January at 9 a.m. for TT ai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join Nick every Tuesday in January for Basic I Italian L Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free! Join us every Tuesday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Must be uent in S Spanish to participate. Join A Ann every Friday in January for RRecorder classes. B Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the S Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the sec ond Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S S.HH.I.N.EE. (SServing HHealth Insurance Needs of E Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HHMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage S S S S S S S S S S Signature property of S Signature property of S S Savannah Court and Cottageof Oviedo S S S Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss.www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 S S S www.savannahcourtoviedo.com S S You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Senior Community Bulletin Medicare enrollment starts now BLANcC A TT AYLoOR GGuest Writer Need Medicare Part B? If youre eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insur ance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money; here are the facts. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D. Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care and other services. Part B helps pay for doctors' fees, outpatient hospital visits and other medical services and sup plies not covered by Part A. Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2011, the standard premium is $99.90. Some high-income individuals pay more than the standard premium.For more information about Medicare Parts A A, BB, C and D, visit www.medicare. gov. Or read our publication at www.so cialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.html. Vet honored In honor of Pearl H Harbor R Remem brance Day, on Dec. 7, Captain Floyd R R. Petiprin, 101, a Pearl HHarbor survivor, was presented with a donor paver engraved with his name and U.SS. Navy service record. The paver will be placed at the site of the Lone S Sailor statue at the Navy Memorial of Central Florida. Flying high In an exciting partnership between Winter Park Towers and Diamond HHead Capital, LLC, 43 Winter Park Towers residents were able to take free, 5-minute helicopter rides on Nov. 20. Diamond H Head Capital donated the helicopter and fuel, as well as the piloting services.

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Page 14 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Did Winter Park live up to its New Years resolutions in 2011? Last year we asked City Manager Randy Knight to take out his crystal ball and see a full year of changes. He obliged but, a year later, was he right? For the most part, the city lived up to his prognostications for the year. A new Community Center rose from the rubble of its predecessor, and the budget balanced out. Popular programs remained and services stayed at their lofty standards. But take a drive through the city and its easy to see where one of his pre dictions fell short. Community Center opened its doors on Sept. 23, boasting updates that blew away any memory of the outdated center it replaced. The building was razed and then reborn in just more than a years time. Knight and the City Commission also skillfully balanced the budget during a rough year. With revenues still low compared with four years ago and with pension liability still growing, city staff and the Commission managed to keep the citys budget even, and did so while helping grow the general fund and while avoiding a property tax increase. But all was not sunny in Winter Park, as budget woes and political entanglements kept some issues from seeing a longterm resolution. A year later, Fairbanks Avenue may not look much different than it did at the start of 2011, despite predictions of the project seeing past year. The only solid change on the horizon: A McDonalds opening near the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue, and 4Rivers Smokehouse moving about a quarter mile east to a much larger location. Grander plans to add landscaped medians and to spruce up sidewalks and building frontage along the citys western commercial corridor stalled in 2011, as the project slowed to a crawl while the city grappled with the Department of Transportation and merchants expectations. function. Tree-lined medians and broadened sidewalks may look pretty and improve walkability, but they take up valuable real estate and make it harder to drive into parking lots along the notori ously busy highway. When McDonalds attorneys approached the city about the mediately confronted with the problem of whether the fast-food adopt proposed design standards intended to improve the look of the Fairbanks Avenue business corridor. It wont be your average McDonalds, sporting a more subdued color scheme and less prominent drive-thru. Though the restaurant will adopt many of the features city staff had come up with, the city stopped short of expanding the easement in front of the restaurant to allow for a broader, landscaped sidewalk. I dont want to set precedent on what were going to expect, on this project, Mayor Ken Bradley said at a Nov. 14 meeting. has taken on horror movie proportions when commissioners talk about the future. With a slew of city public safety employees heading for retirement age in the next decade, the subject of how the city will be able to afford their retirement pensions has caused more than half the Commisdown on what it pays retiring employees, or at least get them to contribute more to their own pension funds. The citys contribution to the pension funds has increased to 20 times what it was ten years ago. As of 2011, the city was put ting $3.1 million annually into the funds. By 2018 that number is expected to balloon to $4 million. This year, as predicted, Knight succeeded in negotiating police negotiations fell short of what Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said was necessary for the pen sion fund to be sustainable. Other commissioners agreed, though they stopped short of calling for immediate reforms. I cant go back to a contract where the ink isnt even dry yet to do this, Commissioner Tom McMacken said in September. With the city wading cau tiously through the depths of an enduring economic slump, Knight, the Commission and city staff have made commendable tions for 2011. Considering the hardships other cities have faced, Winter Park could easily have fared far worse. Our Observation Bradleys claims need claricationDear Mr. Sabori, In answer to your letter of cations?), have you corroborated Mayor Bradleys claims of grow ing the general fund reserve, of not increasing property taxes, of lowering the cost of city services? How was the general fund reserve increased? To what extent? When and how often have property taxes been increased in the past? costs have been lowered? Have any been increased? How many new businesses did Mayor Bradley usher into the city? How many have left? What road paving was increased? What are the background stories to this list? How do these claims compare with prior periods? Patricia BBoyer Winter Park Bank on this: a return to lending in 2012As 2011 comes to a close, Americas big banks remain in the spotlight. Large banking corporations have made head lines with layoffs, proposed debit card fees have infuriated custominstitutions continue to draw the ire of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It certainly is an interesting time to be in banking. But I be lieve the year ahead will bring a return to the traditional strengths of banks, helping to enhance customer satisfaction and cultivate business growth in our community. First, interest rates on deposits will continue to drop. Customers who rely heavily on CDs as an investment strategy may be disappointed in the rates offered at both large and small banks. But tions will be compelled to start lending again. Without revenue from CDs and increased banking fees, which are under growing consumer scrutiny, bankers will focus on interest from loans as a primary income source. For startup and existing businesses that have an urgent need for capi tal, this is welcome news. Another trend to anticipate is a renewed emphasis on the complete banking relationship. Traditionally, the goal for big banks was to acquire as many customers as possible. Communi ty banks have always been differ ent we want loyal customers who bank only with us. Banks of all sizes will now adopt this strategy, aiming to serve clients needs from checking accounts to savings to investment. With so many challenges, people will be looking for a bank that can help them get their accounts in order and save for the future. Though there are signs our economy is on the mend upswing and in October, Central Florida home sales increased 17 percent from the previous year I believe each of us should make a New Years resolution to As a community bank, Florida Bank of Commerce cares about well-being. Thats why we recom mend an annual checkup with a professional banking repre evaluating your lifestyle and pri oritizing monthly expenses, you can identify saving opportunities. You may be surprised how small reserve fund after just one year. As we kick off a New Year of hope and possibilities, now is shape. Just think: By this time next year, you could be the pic information, visit FBCbank.com RRosemary Maisenholder VVice president of Florida BBank of Commerces Winter Park branchSpeaking a nontechnical skillThe ability to speak effec tively and to be understood is a nontechnical skill that everyone should have. You should have the skill to communicate your thoughts, opinions or suggestions. Your audience may be as small as one or as large as hundreds but your goal should be the same to speak effectively. Joan T. Cook, a management cations as one of 10 nontechnical skills that leaders should have but lack. Her 10 nontechniarticle Developing the Skills and Qualities of Leadership. During my years in Toastmasters, I have observed that effective communication seems to be lacking at all levels. The way that we communicate has changed dramatically in recent years; the use of cell telephones, email and iPads has allowed us to have a one-to-one conversation more quickly but not give an effective presenta tion. Very short sound bites or 140-character messages have become the accepted communica tions mode in todays world. In my opinion, the new way does not enable us to speak effectively; it may be having a reverse effect. The excuse that you do not need to have good communica tion skills is short sighted. Your speaking skills are needed when you want to promote your ideas to friends, associates or manage ment. Your speaking skills are needed if you are participating as a panel member. You need good speaking skills at your homeowners meetings, church meetings or social gatherings. How many times have you left a meeting saying, I wish I had said some thing! If you are talking, are you communicating effectively? A presentation is the result of thorough preparation, choosing the correct presentation type, and including speaking mechanics that bring life to your presenta tion. An effective one requires more than a few notes. Preparation includes the collection of information and the selection of the most important points that support your position. During the preparation it will be necessary to select the right presentation type: Informative, motivational or persuasive. One all speaking situations. If you are providing informa tion, then use the informative presentation type. However, if you are trying to motivate or convince the audience that your position or suggested procedure is correct, you need to use the type of presentation that will be persuasive. Rambling is not an effective way to communicate. The structure of your presentation is im portant. An effective speaker will immediately grab the attention of his or her audience. A question or a startling statement is a good way to start. Once you have their attention, give them your perti nent points or information. The Rule of Three applies to the body of your presentation. Do not overload your audience with a lot of detail; only include the three most important points that you want to make. Do not cloud your message with too much detail. Your conclusion should be relatively short. I recommend that you restate the three points that you made in the body of your presentation. Bring your audience back to your introduction by answering your opening question. You can relate the infor mation you just provided to your opening startling statement. Vocal variety, gestures and movement can help make your presentation effective. If you are a droning gnat or a statue giving your audience sleeping or having their mind wander. Speaking mechanics are many and should not be neglected.James Ocque Winter Park resident AAuthor of SSpice Up Y Y our SSpeaking Presentations LLetters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 2, 2012 City batted .750 on 2011 resolutions Winter Park could easily have fared far worse in this economic climate.

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Page 15 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer When Jean-Louis "Jack" Lebris de Kerouac moved into the small College Park house his mother was renting at 1418 Clouser Ave. in July 1957, he was still a writer in search of a career. His only pre vious novel, a fairly conventional coming-of-age work, The Town and the City, had appeared seven years earlier and had not sold well. Within two months, his second book, On the Road, was published to rapturous reviews that established Jack Kerouac as both king of the beats and the voice of his generation. Inspired by both his new fame and publishers clamoring for his work, Jack sat down in the cozy College Park cottage and wrote The Dharma Bums in a frenzy of creativity between Nov. 26 and Dec. 7. Relying on the spontaneous prose and autobiographical material that had made On the Road a cultural phenomenon, The Dharma Bums solidi among Americas post-war writers. After reporter Bob Keal ing wrote a story in 1997 about Kerouacs time in College Park, a group of residents formed the Kerouac Project of Orlando to buy and maintain the house as a home for the Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence program, which brings four writers in each year for periods of up to three months. As part of its ongoing educational mission, the group also purchased the original edited typescript of The Dharma Bums. On Dec. 8, the Kerouac Project announced that the manuscript would be housed on permanent display in the Rollins College Olin Library Archives. In bringing the manuscript to Rollins, Bruce Gordy, president of the Kerouac Project, announced that the document had found an ideal home and should prove the start of a promising rela tionship between Kerouac and Rollins. In thanking him, Phil Deaver, a professor of creative writing and writer in residence, commented that the work offers students and the community a treasure, a rare look into the to make a good book. Deceptively simple in appear ance, the typescript has, in Library Director Jonathan Millers words, at least three layers within it: the text, the editorial comments and Jacks occasionally ironic responses to those comments. The college archivist, Wenxian Zhang, added that the works new home will facilitate the study of the work while ensuring the preservation of the original manuscript. In thanking Bruce Gordy, Rol lins Vice President and Treasurer Jeff Eisenbarth, the Olin Library staff and longtime Kerouac Board members like Summer Rodman, Jill Jones, a professor of English and president of the Rollins Arts and Science faculty, echoed the hopes of everyone involved that this new relationship between the Kerouac programs and Rollins would both strengthen and add sity of Central Florida. SSocky OSSullivan is the Kenneth Curry professor of literature at RRollins College and is a leading scholar of Florida HHis torical literature. HHe has taught several classes at RRollins that focus on Kerouacs work, including Kerouac and The B Beats. Chris Jepson Perspectives Musings on happiness HHark the herald future sings I recently had dinner with friends I hadnt seen for quite some time. Ive been down with cancer the past few months and hadnt been out and about as much. Theres nothing like a little surgery to put a stagger in ones step. Im on the mend, thank you very much, but the next day I received an email from one of my dinner compadres asking, In spite of all the things going on in your/our lives, are you/we unhappy? Notice I didnt ask if youre happy. Asking whether I am unhappy or happy is a distinction I do not see but it left me wondering, Did I appear unhappy? Was I noticeably different in my outgo ing persona? Was I unusually subdued or particularly reserved? Heaven forbid! I rethat the question was more philosophical in its intent. Was I unhappy? Were we unhappy? As context is everything to me, such questions can only be framed with com pared to what? I actually think about the than the average lad. Imagine a happy time in your life. That moment inevitably passes, what, then, are you? What are you when you are not happy? Are you pre-happy, post-happy or just in-between bouts of happiness? Is life about mov ing from distinct moments of happiness which constitute 34.6 percent or 47.3 percent or 58.9 percent or 15.1 percent of your life to your next instance of elation? Is contented the same as happiness? And all this prompts the question: What is the meaning of life? And where Happiness, per se, didnt move to the eration until, oh, about the 18th century. of Independence when Thomas Jefferson wrote that the pursuit of happiness was a self-evident truth. Arguably Jefferson was speaking to/of a public happiness but regardless, his self-evident truth has become the raison d'tre of modern living. The pursuit of happiness? Hmmm? Must happiness be pursued or is it pos sible to achieve happiness by just being? Is that an intellectual possibility? Theres nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so? I particularly enjoy beauty. Flowers give me joy (happiness) strictly from their beauty (color, balance, harmony, form, etc.). No pursuit necessary. But I do tend my garden. I am a hedonist, unapologetically so. Human beings are sensation junkies. Everything we know and are relies on our observation changes the equation. (I like to watch, Eve. Hah!) Is happiness then only a derivation of our subjective per ceptions? Ah, the $64,000 question. And the answer is yes, unequivocally so. Have enough food, adequate housing toss in health and satisfactory intellectual/artistic pursuits and the modern individual is left, many times, to consider the meaning of it all. Which is where Life intrudes. Mythologist Joseph Campbell said that we must participate joyfully in the sorrows of life. On the surface that seems incongruous. For as much as happiness is a worthy pursuit, life and its accompanying sorrow always intrudes. People die. We waste away. Some expire before their time. Many self-destruct. We all participate in our collective idiocy/destruction (as a species). Happiness is no more the human condition than sorrow. But we try. Damned, if we dont. And I love humanity for that. Happy New Year! Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. HHes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. RReach him at Jepson@MEEDIAAmerica.USS My b.w. and I are overjoyed indeed by the great honor that the state of Florida is bestowing on me, namely my induction by the governor into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame on March 21 in Tallahassee. Some day in my even older years, I may stop by the Capitol to view my name engraved on a wall plaque. When I was Park, I had no comprehension of what it meant to sing La Boheme in Italy, Carmen in France or Lohengrin in Germany. In Winter Park High School my main concern, beyond my grades, was playing on the football team and trying to outdo the lads in Leesburg, Sanford or Apopka. I cherish the young ambition that drove me then, and still drives me now. The French say, The more things change, the more they remain the same. AAncient lessons The budget should be balanced, the should be reduced, the arrogance of trolled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall. Cicero, 55 B.C. (And still we havent learned!) My b.w. and I seemed to arrive at the same thought at the same time: Can you remember any time in your life when things in this country were in such bad hands, or seemed to be guided by people of such low political ability and morality? Neal Boortz on the radio described President Obama as an anti-American political hack. Boortz added, If you took the total income taxes paid by all U.S. citizens earning $100,000 up through the very top earners in the country, the spending for one year. Boortz is my kinda guy! The presidents on-air speeches purport to be informative but are usually nothing more than blatant mendacious campaign speeches full of deception.PreservationSome time ago, a lady wrote into the Observer about the National Geograph ic Magazine, which cited Winter Park as an oasis of charming historic homes. The lady wrote, we must remain vigilant so as to keep what is best and add only the best to it as we grow. Her words made me imagine that the 73 years since my WPHS days were rolled back and I was hearing the same caveat spoken by Rollins Prexy Dr. Hamilton Holt in 1938. Winter Park aint what it was then, but I share her vain hope that it wont progress any farther than it has.CelebrationMy conservative nature celebrates the Christmastime holidays with special joy, because we concentrate upon the inspir ing magic of our super-human past. My b.w. is a real sucker for every kind of party except political. The other afternoon, chez nous, the joy of my life threw a grand shindig for some 60-plus guests. Everyone sang Christmas carols galore, enjoyed the fabulous pianism of Lynn Peghiny at the Steinway, and super solo singing by Kathryn Kilger, Christy Hudon, Jose Velez and his pal Luis Garcia. We were proud to have this great local talent in our living room, and our guests were elated. The spirit of a wondrous New Year was alive in our home that afternoon. AAbout RRoney: HHarvardDistinguished Prof, EEm.UCF 2004 Fla. A Alliance for the A Arts award (AAssisted by beautiful wife Joy RRoney) Louis RRoney Play On! My b.w. is a real sucker for every kind of party except political. Kerouac manuscript arrives at Rollins SockOCKY OSULLIvV AN GGuest Writer OSullivan Kerouac works on TThe Dharma Bums

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Page 16 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer As Orlando continues to en hance its reputation for creative careers in simulation games and entertainment, a variety of industry partners will join the Orlando Science Center to celebrate inter active technology at Otronicon from Friday, Jan. 13, to Monday, Jan. 16. This year, partners includ ing EA Sports, Lockheed Martin, the University of Central Florida, Florida Hospital and Walt Disney World will demonstrate the way we live, learn, work and play in the technological worlds of simulation, education and health care. The Science Centers largest annual event is created to inspire a childs interest in technical careers through the appeal of video games and interactive technology while promoting the concept of made in Orlando, played in Orlando with opportunities to discover career opportunities in our own backyard. Call 407-5142000 or visit osc.org or otronicon. org Sweet Bird of YY outh The Orlando Shakespeare Theater celebrates the 100th birthday of American playwright Tennessee Williams with a free reading series, which continues with Williams controversial Sweet Bird of Youth on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Williams unfolds the story of local boy-gone-bad Chance Wayne and his companion, movie star Princess Kosmonopolis. The play conveys Williams most brutal truth: lost innocence is impossible to resurrect, but shame and regret live on forever. Directed by Patrick Flick and featuring a cast of Orlando audience favorites, Sweet Bird of Youth veers back and forth between sexual tension and dark humor. The readings are free; no tickets are required. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.orgDragons at the circusLeading the world in all things spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have searched the world-over to create Dragons, a once-in-a-millennium event honoring The Year of the Dragon. The cavalcade of circus champions brings together dragon lore with circus feats in a never-before-seen blend of myth and real-life legends. The circus comes to the Amway Center in Orlando from Jan. 12 to 16. Children of all ages will see acts including Shaolin kung fu warriors, Cossack riders, Asian elephants and the frenzied Globe of Steel. As audience excitement grows, glimpses of the elusive dragon will be seen, but will the dragon emerge from its lair? The Dragon pre-show opens an hour before show time. The perfor mance schedule is Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at ringling.com or ticketmaster. com, by calling 800-745-3000, or 407-440-7900. TThe AArt of Missionary Mary Proctor in WWinter Park Tallahassee-based mission ary Mary Proctor is a self-taught African-American artist who has exhibited her work nationally in galleries, festivals and museums. Her work will be celebrated at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center (Winter Park) as The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor is shown from Friday, Jan. 20, to April 21. The exhibit includes work from Proctors personal collection as well as from the col lection of the Mennello Museum. Proctor will speak at the opening reception on Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Told by God that the door is the way, Proctor began her career as an artist by painting on an old door lying in her yard. Thereafter her focus turned to making art with found objects as inspired by Bible scriptures and memories of her childhood. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center, at 642 New England Ave., opened in 2007 in partnership with the city of Winter Park and pays trib ute to the contributions of Winter Parks historic African American community. Call 407-539-2680 or visit hannibalsquareheritagecen ter.org AAnd not-to-be-missed: LLes Mis 25th birthday The epic Broadway musical Les Miserables celebrates its 25th anniversary as the most successful musical of all time from Tuesday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Tickets at Orlando Broadway.com and at the box 101. To charge by phone call 1-800-982-2787. Josh GGarrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. HHe is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida A Art. GGarrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. winter park sip and stroll Enjoy a beautiful winter evening of great wine while strolling through downtown Winter Park Thursday, January 12 5 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance Purchase online at www.winterpark.org For information call (407) 644-8281 Josh GGarrick Culture worthy of your calendarOtronicon TT ennessee WWilliams Reflect on the remarkable achievements of our community and look forward to the year ahead with the annual State of the City Address "Every Day Exceptional," delivered by Mayor Ken Bradley. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program Winter Park Community Center 721 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 $35 Chamber Members / $40 Non-Members $275 Corporate Table for 8 Guests For reservations, please visit www.winterpark.org or call 407-644-8281. RSVP by January 10. Presented by: Supported by: 2012 Mayor & City Commission Luncheon This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH O RLANDO A VE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.E NZIAN.ORG 6 Golden Globe Nominations! THE ARTIST Fri-Sun 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30PM, 9:15PM Tues 6:30PM Florida Shorts Showcase Film Slam Sun 1PM Only $5 Cult Classics THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS Tues 9:30PM Only $5

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Page 4 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 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, Jan. 5, 2012 CONT ACTS Volume 24, Issue Number 1 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 | CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com OBITUARIES obit@observernewspapers.com Business Briefs Community Bulletin Hall of famers Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet was held Nov. 12 at the new Winter Park Community Center. Pictured are this years inductees. Bikes for kids Bright House Networks volunteers delivered hundreds of presents on Dec. 12 by pickup truck convoy to Hope and Help Center of Central Flor idas main ofce in Winter Park to be distributed to 80 boys and girls who belong to HIV/AIDS-affected families. Board openings The city of Maitland has openings on the following boards: For information, call 407-539-6219. Holiday card winners Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Park Chambers Holiday Card Competition: Juliet Myers, Park Maitland School; Angelina Schreyer, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School; Alexis Tamvakis, St. James Cathedral School; and Marlaina Wakim, Park Maitland School. Polling places The General Municipal Election of the city of Maitland will be held on Tues day, Jan. 31, for electing a mayor and deciding on the economic develop ment ad valorem tax exemption ref erendum. Voting will take place at the following locations: Church, 2405 Dianjo Drive tland Ave. 220 W. Horatio Ave. Harper St. 1021 N. New Y ork Ave. 1950 Mohican Trail The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the polling places are ac cessible to handicapped voters. SAR turns 50 The Central Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met on Dec. 10 to celebrate its 50th an niversary. Major recognition was given to Compatriot James Paul Ris tig Jr., who has served for more than 70 years. The keynote speaker was (Ret). Tri-City Electrical Contractors Inc. completed work at the new vestory, 150,000-square-foot Adventist Health System corporate headquar ters building at Maitland Boulevard and State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs, under its contract with Bras eld & Gorrie, Lake Mary. The Gardens at DePugh, a rehabilita tion and skilled nursing facility, re cently named Mary Pitetti as its new executive director. Reed, P.A. Communications Manager Ioana Good has been appointed as the Orlando City Group Leader for the Legal Marketing Association, South eastern Chapter. One Senior Place Orlando the elder care services complex between State Roads 434 and 436, will house VITAS Innovative Hospice, Estate & Busi ness Planning Group, Orlando Senior Health Network and Serenades by Sonata among others. Visit www. OneSeniorPlace.com Sprinkles and CakeShooters will be celebrating National Chocolate Day (Jan. 27) with a Chocolate Lovers Dozen of CakeShooters. Visit www. sprinklescakes.net. The Winter Park Day Nursery Inc., a not-for-prot childcare center and preschool for lower income working families, promoted Ali De Maria to ex ecutive director. Adventist building Can-tastic! Winter Park rm RLF participated in the 18th annual Canstruction Or lando competition. This year, top local architects, engineers, contractors and designers joined with talented high school students for the rst time in the competitions history. They worked together to design and build spectacular, giant-sized Wonders of the World this years theme made entirely from canned and nonperishable foods.

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Page 5 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Last few days to ice skate! The last day to skate at the friends and family to experience For more freezing informa at www.cityofwinterpark.org Jan. 9 City Commission Meeting topics of interest City Attorneys Report Non-action Items Consent Agenda complete agenda packet located interconnection agreement. Award Contract Forestry Action Items Requiring Discussion Proposed on-street dining Public Hearings nance to amend the comprehen Residential to office profession an exception to the encroach ment of non-residential land dinance to amend the official zoning map so as to change the existing zoning designation of Commissioner Cooper tion on specific agenda items Save the date for the annual Winter Park Mayor/ City Commission Luncheon dress and the Winter Park City New Year! For more information call the chase tickets directly on their org. Visit the citys official website at www.cityofwinterpark.org, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. many things this past year and look ahead with great expecta Other accomplishments of note crease in the property tax millage rate. commission. we are presently in the process of doing. downtown. The streamlining of pleted. The only pieces remaining town area and are working with property tax millage rate. and permanent. city charter. City Council Agenda addressed at that meeting. Special Presentation: Consent Agenda: Inc. Decision Items: CON For updates, please check our website at www.itsmymaitland.com Crohns Disease?If so, you may be interested in a research study for Crohns disease. You may qualify if you Are between 18 and 55 Have been diagnosed with Crohns disease for at least 3 monthsDr. Ira Shafran, MDShafran Gastroenterology Center Do you haveCoordinators Renee DePanicis or Audrey Jones (407) 629-8121Contact Maitland City Talk BY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Completion of my rst year in ofce Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r Executive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Naltrexone Extinction for Alcohol If It s In Your Heart To Quit Now Is The Time For Your New Year s Resolution2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.YourLifeRecovery.com 407-629-0413

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Page 6 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Calendar SaleDOWNTOWN WINTER PARK sidewalk Park Avenue and Hannibal Square stores offering merchandise from 50-75% OFF For more information, visit winterpark.org or call 407.644.8281Please see participating stores for details.Friday, January 13th through Monday, January 16th JAN. 6 On Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park will host a pair of concerts with the iconic musical group The Lettermen to benet Bring Change, a local nonprot organiza tion that offers resources, programs and housing assistance for Central Floridas homeless. Each show costs $25 for general seating and $45 for reserved seating. To purchase tickets prior to the event, visit www.stmar garetmary.org/TheLettermenCon certs.html. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present our second annual Superior Thespians showcase from Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8. This event features Central Florida students that earned superior ratings at their District Thespian Festival. Three days, three shows, each show a different lineup of entertainers. All tickets are $10, but there are only 46 seats available so make reservations at 407-920-4304. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fair banks Ave. in Winter Park. JAN. 7 Creald School of Art will host an open house this Saturday for its newly refurbished darkroom preserv ing and celebrating the art of lm photography and development. The day will culminate in a Night of Fire as the campus is ignited by a live bronze sculpture pour, kiln res and handmade clay lanterns. The Day of Film Photography is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, and will be followed by A Night of Fire, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. all on the Creald School of Art campus at 600 St. Andrews Blvd. in Winter Park. Both events are free. JAN. 8 Orlando Area Historical Rose Society will hold the program Singularly Beautiful Roses on Sunday, Jan. 8. This program will focus on collect ing the single and nearly single hy brid teas. Doors open 2 p.m. and the program itself starts at 2:30 p.m. at Harry P. Leu Gardens, which is locat ed at 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Parking and admission is free and if you need more information, call 407497-1639. The Central Florida Watercolor Soci ety will hold its next monthly meet ing on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Marvel Building of the Maitland Art Center, 231 Packwood Ave. Carol Frye of Lakeland will present a pro gram entitled Watercolor and Ges so on Paper. The meeting is free and open to the public. The University Club of Winter Park in vites you to a free reception honoring the work of artist Patricia Brooks on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both club members and the general public are welcome. If you wish to contact them, call 407-644-6149 or visit http://www.universityclubwin terpark.org. JAN. 10 Winter Park Garden Club is holding a Digging It Class on Aroids (philo dendroms, anthuriums, etc.) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10. This class is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. Cost is $15; please pay by Friday, Jan. 6. Call 407-644-5770 for more information. U.S. Senate candidate Craig Miller cordially invites you to a meet and greet at 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. This event is located at his family home on 851 Georgia Ave., Winter Park. Requested contributions are as followed: Host: $500, Guest: $100. To RSVP, please contact Tara Emory at TaraMEmory@gmail.com or 301-213-7289. JAN. 11 The Concerned Citizens of Maitland is having a Meet the Candidates forum for Maitland mayor on 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the east wing of the Maitland Civic Center. Contact John Book at 407-222-8230. If you shop on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Whole Foods Market in Winter Park, they will donate 5 percent of the days net sales to Meals on Wheels, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for young and old by providing ap petizing and nutritious meals. They also provide support services for se niors, making them able to maintain their independence and dignity. JAN. 12 Winter Park mayoral candidates tend forums on the following dates: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Winter Park Public Library; 7:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce; and at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Winter Park Towers. On 7 p.m. Jan. 12, the Central Flor ida Anthropological Society meeting will feature a presentation by Nancy Marie White, professor of anthropol ogy at the University of South Florida. This presentation, Adventures in Northwest Florida Archaeology, is free and open to the public. For more information contact kagidusko@hot mail.com or at 321-948-3994. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@ observernewspapers.com Sip into the New Y ear Winter Park Sip & Stroll is 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in down town Winter Park. Enjoy wine and appetizer pairings at your favorite shops and restaurants on this unique walk through downtown Winter Park. Only 300 tickets are available, and each ticket costs $30 in advance. Reserve your glass today! Pictured are treats from the Sassafras Sweet Shoppe.

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Page 7 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles PASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. ONE PASS PER ADULT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. RATED PG. SEATING IS LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING. INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OFSaturday, January 28 at 10:00AM at R EGA L WINTER P ARKFOR YOUR CHAN C E T O WIN A PASS FOR T WO, S END AN E MAIL WITH YOUR N AME AN D PHONE N UMBE R T O BIGMIRACLEORLANDO @ALLIEDIM .COM IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 3www.everybodyloveswhales.com Join the Winter Park Ch amber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast update, featuring a Mayoral Candidate Forum Featuring: Ken Bradley Nancy Miles Discussion moderated by Christine Webb, Reporter/Anchor, Central Florida News 13. Friday, January 13, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:00 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. Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: cling is a way of life. Model city city of Winter Park. do is the only city that has it. Its more of a reward for recy Winter Parks waste plans Winter Park is looking into which was done last month. In and its residents. ate more space in the alleyways to make room for recycling for Park Struggle with apartments Theyre also in talks with a lo cal apartment complex to add re cycling there in the next month. offer their own recycling facili importance of recycling makes it residents want it. Economic affects less money to spend on recycling and the facilities necessary. her Whole Foods smoothie from shopping. Hefty recycling goals BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Cecilia Height shows off her sustainable goods, such as the envelopes she made out of old calendars. She carries reusable cups, containers and silverware everywhere she goes.

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Turtle tycoon Local resident celebrates 40 years of working in turtle and tortoise research and conservation SARAH WILSON Observer Staff The Chelonian Research Institute is located at 402 S. Central A ve. in Oviedo. For more information on Peter Pritchard and the institute, visit www.chelonianri.org Learn more Winter Park presents the 10th an nual Unity Heritage Festival on Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16. It begins on Sunday, Jan. 15, in Shady Park in Hannibal Square from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Heritage Festival continues in Shady Park at 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, which is Martin ofcials at 10 a.m. for a symbolic program, including the Feature Family Presentation. The 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Florida Vocal Competition is Saturday, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Preparatory School Au ditorium, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. For information con tact 407-922-4688 or Swantje1@ hotmail.com The Seasons 52 Park A venue 5.2k presented by Florida Hos pital as the 5th race of the Track Shack Running Series. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 a.m. is the 5.2k (3.2 miles). Then, at 8:45 a.m. is Awards Presentation is at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to one hour early due to traf c. Stage at Central Park, Winter Park, at the corner of Gareld Ave and Park Avenue. Visit http:// www.trackshack.com/events/in dividual/parkave/parkave.shtml Experience the coolest event of the year at Aquatica on Satur day, Jan. 21, at the Polar Plunge presented by Florida Professional Fireghters. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the opening cer emony begins at 11 a.m. Those who raise or donate a minimum $100 may come to Aquatica and take the Plunge. For full details and to register, visit www.special olympicsorida.org/polarplunge All Saints MOPS Sweetheart Ball and Reverse Draw: Bring your Valentine and enjoy a fun evening of dinner, dancing, prizes and a chance to win $2,000. It starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hilton Altamonte Springs. Tickets are limited. Its $150 per couple. Contact 407-808-2764 or Berna dette@mcginleylaw.com ONGOING The Maitland Public Library has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thurs day. Reading buddies is Thurs days at 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more information. The Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center is open for seasonal sky-watching ev ery rst and third Saturday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. until Feb. 18. Admis sion includes a live planetarium show. Tickets are $10. Call 407514-2000 or visit www.osc.org Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com

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Page 9 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer The man who carried the city of Mai tlands founding charter to Tallahassee in 1885 has found his voice once again in 2011. Thirty years ago, Bob Peterson, the greatgrandson of Maitland founding father Will liam Waterhouse, found a trunk full of let ters and journals Waterhouse had penned during his time as a soldier in the Civil War in his family home. "I didn't think much of it at the time," Pe terson said, "until I started reading them." What he had discovered, it turned out, hand accounts of what it was like to be a 5th Cavalry Union soldier in the Civil War as well as being held captive by the Confed erate Army in the Andersonville prison in Sumter County, Ga. It was there in Waterhouse's looping cursive and olde time English, tales of the 52 battles and 119 skirmishes he had fought were played out from 1861 to 1865, includ ing Gettysburg. For years after Peterson found them, the letters remained untouched. Until at his Winter Park High School reunion three and a half years ago he ran into his former class mate and author Patda Jim. He told her of Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 The quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son DwightAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Senior Observer PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Bob Peterson, the great-grandson of William Waterhouse, shares memories of living in the Waterhouse residence. Please see WATERHOUSE on page 12 Letters from Waterhouse Forty-two handwritten wartime letters from a Maitland founder were used to create his narrative biography SARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 12 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer the letters and she asked to see them right away. "I had to see the letters to see if there was a story there," Jim said. Little did she know, the next two and a half years of her life would be spent milling over those 42 letters and 32 journal pages to compile a narrative biography on William Waterhouse "Courage and Compassion: A Civil War Sol dier Speaks," released Oct. 27. "For the past two and a half years I feel like I've been William Waterhouse," she said, "and now W aterhouse legacy William Waterhouse moved to Maitland in 1885. A craftsman and carpenter by trade, he built a house on Lake Lily for him and his family. Bob Peterson moved to Mai tland when he was 14 years old into the same home his greatgrandfather had built. In 1986, Tom Peterson, Bob's son, took over the home. Three generations lived in the Waterhouse Residence before the Art and History Museums Mai tland (A&H) bought the home in 1989 and restored it to its 1885 state to be used as a museum. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Bob and Tom, along with author Patda Jim, reconvened to the Waterhouse Residence to remember and cel ebrate this life of William Water house and the book he inspired years after his death. Patda spoke of her journey through Waterhouse's life, weav ing together the details provided in his letters with the context of the world at the time. "When I decided to write it in want it to be boring," she said. "But I also didn't want to take any liberties with it." Her research took her up and down the East Coast, traveling to research Waterhouse's life journey as depicted in the letters. "I wanted to bring the reader along to make them feel like they are William Waterhouse," she said. After Jim's words, Bob Peter son gave a tour of the Waterhouse Residence reminiscing to his days living there, and how it has changed since then. He recalls wallpapering the parlor with his father, and when the wainscoting in the kitchen was painted olive green and his aunt Stella was so angry with the paint job she refused to return to the home except on holidays. He stands in his childhood bedroom reminiscing when he could see the stars from cracks in the ceiling molding and the giant spiders that would crawl in and terrify his mother. The house, he said, is far dif ferent now than when he lived in it, but that it still holds his greatgrandfather's spirit. "This was a wonderful place to grow up then," he said. "It's a re ally beautiful house." Andrea Bailey Cox, A&H di rector, said the house is a great historical landmark for Maitland to give people a look back to the middle-class Victorian lifestyle not often preserved. William Waterhouse liter build the town of Maitland, Cox said. Theres a lot of ties that can be made to this house and this man. Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 For more information on the book, Courage and Compassion: A Civil W ar Soldier Speaks, visit www.ringgoround.com/ About_Patda.html. T o learn more about the W aterhouse Residence Museum, and all other Art & History Museums Maitland programs and events, visit www. maitlandhistory.org Learn more WATERHOUSE | Author Patda Jim spent two and a half years immersing herself in W aterhouses life C ONTINUED FROM P AGE 9 Bettys dream was not just a dream after all. Last weekend, the Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center resident and I watched Notre Dame lose in a squeaker to Florida State University in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando. Proudly Irish and devoutly Catholic, Betty has wanted to see a Notre Dame game in person for more than 80 years. It didnt come true until last night. She and I ate foot-long Italian sausages and wolfed down cold fries and washed that gruel down with icy lemonade. Later, we grabbed a couple of foot-long corn dogs and munched our way into bliss. When the Notre Dame band smartly grabbing blue and gold and cranked up feet like an 18-year-old gymnast and sang with full voice, Cheer, cheer, for Old Notre Dame. She cried. She laughed, and I laughed. We raised our arms and marched in place. The golden-helmeted players of Norte Dame looked like bright Dame punched one into the end zone in again. I am pretty sure that we can gather therapy minutes for Betty because she rose from and stood at her wheelchair about 20 times. During the game, Betty allowed me to peek at a text message to a friend that read, This experience is a howling success. Many of her fellow Irish fans stopped and talked with her and she told them her story of how her dream came true. Even after the game was over, Betty proudly displayed her Notre Dame pennant and shook her ND pom-pom, both of which had been given to her by a fan, and she and I stood on the street in the semi-darkness waiting for our facility van, and together we sang to all who would hear, Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame. Larry Limbaugh is chaplain of Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center. A lifelong dream fullled LARRY LIMBAUGH Guest Writer PHOTO COUR TESY OF LARRY LIMBAUGH Lifelong Notre Dame fan Betty attended her rst Fighting Irish football game last weekend at the Citrus Bowl.

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Page 13 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer C ALEND AR Generation to Generation Plan ning for later life changes answers questions and help give a plan for the later in life transition. This group is going to meet on 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Winter Park library. Its open to all seniors and their family members. The Orange County Retired Educa tors Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m., at College Park Unit ed Methodist Church, 644 W. Princ eton Street, Orlando. Mary Mulcahy will present a program on Wills, Liv ing Wills & Trusts. Visit our website at ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join. Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando to be held on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12:10 p.m. The topic being presented is Sleep prob lems and solutions. Please RSVP to ofceonaging@oc.net or 407-8367446. MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more in formation, call 407-539-6251 or visit www.itsmymaitland.com Come out and join us for Bunko on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Play for fun and make some new friends! Its spon sored by Visiting Angels. Join us every Friday in January at 11:15 a.m. for Zumba Gold This Zumba class is geared towards se niors and is a ton of fun! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join John every Monday, Thursday, and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for Y oga Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in January at 10 a.m. Bring your cur rent project and have some fun! Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in French to participate. Join Esther every Tuesday in January at 9 a.m. for T ai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join Nick every Tuesday in January for Basic Italian Lessons at 11 a.m. Lessons are free! Join us every Tuesday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Ann every Friday in January for Recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermedi ate classes are held at 1 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center pres ents a program for elders on the sec ond Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. 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St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Senior Community Bulletin Medicare enrollment starts now BLANC A T AYLOR Guest Writer Need Medicare Part B? If youre eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insur ance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money; here are the facts. There are four parts to Medi care: Parts A, B, C and D. Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hos pice care and other services. Part B helps pay for doctors' fees, outpatient hospital visits and other medical services and sup plies not covered by Part A. Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2011, the standard premium is $99.90. Some high-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. For more information about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, visit www.medicare. gov. Or read our publication at www.so cialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.html. Vet honored In honor of Pearl Harbor Remem brance Day, on Dec. 7, Captain Floyd R. Petiprin, 101, a Pearl Harbor survivor, was presented with a donor paver engraved with his name and U.S. Navy service record. The paver will be placed at the site of the Lone Sailor statue at the Navy Memorial of Central Florida. Flying high In an exciting partnership between Winter Park Towers and Diamond Head Capital, LLC, 43 Winter Park Towers residents were able to take free, 5-minute helicopter rides on Nov. 20. Diamond Head Capital donated the helicopter and fuel, as well as the piloting services.

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Page 14 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Did Winter Park live up to its New Years resolutions in 2011? Last year we asked City Manager Randy Knight to take out his crystal ball and see a full year of changes. He obliged but, a year later, was he right? For the most part, the city lived up to his prognostications for the year. A new Community Center rose from the rubble of its predecessor, and the budget balanced out. Popular programs remained and services stayed at their lofty standards. But take a drive through the city and its easy to see where one of his pre dictions fell short. Community Center opened its doors on Sept. 23, boasting updates that blew away any memory of the outdated center it replaced. The building was razed and then reborn in just more than a years time. Knight and the City Commis sion also skillfully balanced the budget during a rough year. With revenues still low compared with four years ago and with pension liability still growing, city staff and the Commission managed to keep the citys budget even, and did so while helping grow the general fund and while avoiding a property tax increase. But all was not sunny in Winter Park, as budget woes and political entanglements kept some issues from seeing a longterm resolution. A year later, Fairbanks Avenue may not look much different than it did at the start of 2011, despite predictions of the project seeing past year. The only solid change on the horizon: A McDonalds opening near the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue, and 4Rivers Smokehouse moving about a quarter mile east to a much larger location. Grander plans to add land scaped medians and to spruce up sidewalks and building frontage along the citys western com mercial corridor stalled in 2011, as the project slowed to a crawl while the city grappled with the Department of Transportation and merchants expectations. function. Tree-lined medians and broadened sidewalks may look pretty and improve walkability, but they take up valuable real estate and make it harder to drive into parking lots along the notori ously busy highway. When McDonalds attorneys approached the city about the mediately confronted with the problem of whether the fast-food adopt proposed design standards intended to improve the look of the Fairbanks Avenue business corridor. It wont be your average McDonalds, sporting a more subdued color scheme and less prominent drive-thru. Though the restaurant will adopt many of the features city staff had come up with, the city stopped short of expanding the easement in front of the restaurant to allow for a broader, landscaped sidewalk. I dont want to set precedent on what were going to expect, on this project, Mayor Ken Bradley said at a Nov. 14 meeting. has taken on horror movie pro portions when commissioners talk about the future. With a slew of city public safety employees heading for retirement age in the next decade, the subject of how the city will be able to afford their retirement pensions has caused more than half the Commis down on what it pays retiring employees, or at least get them to contribute more to their own pension funds. The citys contribution to the pension funds has increased to 20 times what it was ten years ago. As of 2011, the city was put ting $3.1 million annually into the funds. By 2018 that number is expected to balloon to $4 million. This year, as predicted, Knight succeeded in negotiating police negotiations fell short of what Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said was necessary for the pen sion fund to be sustainable. Other commissioners agreed, though they stopped short of calling for immediate reforms. I cant go back to a contract where the ink isnt even dry yet to do this, Commissioner Tom McMacken said in September. With the city wading cau tiously through the depths of an enduring economic slump, Knight, the Commission and city staff have made commendable tions for 2011. Considering the hardships other cities have faced, Winter Park could easily have fared far worse. Our Observation Bradleys claims need clarication Dear Mr. Sabori, In answer to your letter of cations?), have you corroborated Mayor Bradleys claims of grow ing the general fund reserve, of not increasing property taxes, of lowering the cost of city services? How was the general fund re serve increased? To what extent? When and how often have property taxes been increased in the past? costs have been lowered? Have any been increased? How many new businesses did Mayor Bradley usher into the city? How many have left? What road paving was in creased? What are the background stories to this list? How do these claims compare with prior periods? Patricia Boyer Winter Park Bank on this: a return to lending in 2012 As 2011 comes to a close, Americas big banks remain in the spotlight. Large banking corporations have made head lines with layoffs, proposed debit card fees have infuriated custom institutions continue to draw the ire of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It certainly is an interesting time to be in banking. But I be lieve the year ahead will bring a return to the traditional strengths of banks, helping to enhance cus tomer satisfaction and cultivate business growth in our commu nity. First, interest rates on deposits will continue to drop. Customers who rely heavily on CDs as an investment strategy may be dis appointed in the rates offered at both large and small banks. But tions will be compelled to start lending again. Without revenue from CDs and increased banking fees, which are under growing consumer scrutiny, bankers will focus on interest from loans as a primary income source. For startup and existing businesses that have an urgent need for capi tal, this is welcome news. Another trend to anticipate is a renewed emphasis on the complete banking relationship. Traditionally, the goal for big banks was to acquire as many customers as possible. Communi ty banks have always been differ ent we want loyal customers who bank only with us. Banks of all sizes will now adopt this strat egy, aiming to serve clients needs from checking accounts to sav ings to investment. With so many challenges, people will be looking for a bank that can help them get their accounts in order and save for the future. Though there are signs our economy is on the mend upswing and in October, Central Florida home sales increased 17 percent from the previous year I believe each of us should make a New Years resolution to As a community bank, Florida Bank of Commerce cares about well-being. Thats why we recom mend an annual checkup with a professional banking repre evaluating your lifestyle and pri oritizing monthly expenses, you can identify saving opportunities. You may be surprised how small reserve fund after just one year. As we kick off a New Year of hope and possibilities, now is shape. Just think: By this time next year, you could be the pic information, visit FBCbank.com Rosemary Maisenholder Vice president of Florida Bank of Commerces Winter Park branch Speaking a nontechnical skill The ability to speak effec tively and to be understood is a nontechnical skill that everyone should have. You should have the skill to communicate your thoughts, opinions or sugges tions. Your audience may be as small as one or as large as hun dreds but your goal should be the same to speak effectively. Joan T. Cook, a management cations as one of 10 nontechnical skills that leaders should have but lack. Her 10 nontechni article Developing the Skills and Qualities of Leadership. During my years in Toastmasters, I have observed that effective commu nication seems to be lacking at all levels. The way that we communi cate has changed dramatically in recent years; the use of cell telephones, email and iPads has allowed us to have a one-to-one conversation more quickly but not give an effective presenta tion. Very short sound bites or 140-character messages have become the accepted communica tions mode in todays world. In my opinion, the new way does not enable us to speak effectively; it may be having a reverse effect. The excuse that you do not need to have good communica tion skills is short sighted. Your speaking skills are needed when you want to promote your ideas to friends, associates or manage ment. Your speaking skills are needed if you are participating as a panel member. You need good speaking skills at your homeown ers meetings, church meetings or social gatherings. How many times have you left a meeting saying, I wish I had said some thing! If you are talking, are you communicating effectively? A presentation is the result of thorough preparation, choosing the correct presentation type, and including speaking mechanics that bring life to your presenta tion. An effective one requires more than a few notes. Preparation includes the col lection of information and the selection of the most important points that support your position. During the preparation it will be necessary to select the right presentation type: Informative, motivational or persuasive. One all speaking situations. If you are providing informa tion, then use the informative presentation type. However, if you are trying to motivate or convince the audience that your position or suggested procedure is correct, you need to use the type of presentation that will be persuasive. Rambling is not an effective way to communicate. The struc ture of your presentation is im portant. An effective speaker will immediately grab the attention of his or her audience. A question or a startling statement is a good way to start. Once you have their attention, give them your perti nent points or information. The Rule of Three applies to the body of your presentation. Do not overload your audience with a lot of detail; only include the three most important points that you want to make. Do not cloud your message with too much detail. Your conclusion should be relatively short. I recommend that you restate the three points that you made in the body of your presentation. Bring your audience back to your introduc tion by answering your opening question. You can relate the infor mation you just provided to your opening startling statement. Vocal variety, gestures and movement can help make your presentation effective. If you are a droning gnat or a statue giving your audience sleeping or having their mind wander. Speaking mechanics are many and should not be neglected. James Ocque Winter Park resident Author of Spice Up Y our Speaking Presentations Letters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 2, 2012 City batted .750 on 2011 resolutions Winter Park could easily have fared far worse in this economic climate.

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Page 15 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer When Jean-Louis "Jack" Lebris de Kerouac moved into the small College Park house his mother was renting at 1418 Clouser Ave. in July 1957, he was still a writer in search of a career. His only pre vious novel, a fairly conventional coming-of-age work, The Town and the City, had appeared seven years earlier and had not sold well. Within two months, his second book, On the Road, was published to rapturous reviews that established Jack Kerouac as both king of the beats and the voice of his generation. Inspired by both his new fame and publishers clamoring for his work, Jack sat down in the cozy College Park cottage and wrote The Dharma Bums in a frenzy of creativity between Nov. 26 and Dec. 7. Relying on the spontane ous prose and autobiographical material that had made On the Road a cultural phenomenon, The Dharma Bums solidi among Americas post-war writ ers. After reporter Bob Keal ing wrote a story in 1997 about Kerouacs time in College Park, a group of residents formed the Kerouac Project of Orlando to buy and maintain the house as a home for the Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence program, which brings four writers in each year for periods of up to three months. As part of its ongoing educational mission, the group also purchased the original edited typescript of The Dharma Bums. On Dec. 8, the Kerouac Project announced that the manuscript would be housed on permanent display in the Rollins College Olin Library Archives. In bringing the manuscript to Rollins, Bruce Gordy, president of the Kerouac Project, announced that the document had found an ideal home and should prove the start of a promising rela tionship between Kerouac and Rollins. In thanking him, Phil Deaver, a professor of creative writing and writer in residence, commented that the work offers students and the community a treasure, a rare look into the to make a good book. Deceptively simple in appear ance, the typescript has, in Li brary Director Jonathan Millers words, at least three layers within it: the text, the editorial comments and Jacks occasionally ironic responses to those com ments. The college archivist, Wenxian Zhang, added that the works new home will facilitate the study of the work while ensuring the preservation of the original manuscript. In thanking Bruce Gordy, Rol lins Vice President and Treasurer Jeff Eisenbarth, the Olin Library staff and longtime Kerouac Board members like Summer Rodman, Jill Jones, a professor of English and president of the Rollins Arts and Science faculty, echoed the hopes of everyone involved that this new relationship between the Kerouac programs and Rollins would both strengthen and add sity of Central Florida. Socky OSullivan is the Kenneth Curry professor of literature at Rollins College and is a leading scholar of Florida His torical literature. He has taught several classes at Rollins that focus on Kerouacs work, including Kerouac and The Beats. Chris Jepson Perspectives Musings on happiness Hark the herald future sings I recently had dinner with friends I hadnt seen for quite some time. Ive been down with cancer the past few months and hadnt been out and about as much. Theres nothing like a little surgery to put a stagger in ones step. Im on the mend, thank you very much, but the next day I received an email from one of my dinner compadres asking, In spite of all the things going on in your/our lives, are you/we unhappy? Notice I didnt ask if youre happy. Asking whether I am unhappy or hap py is a distinction I do not see but it left me wondering, Did I appear unhappy? Was I noticeably different in my outgo ing persona? Was I unusually subdued or particularly reserved? Heaven forbid! I re that the question was more philosophical in its intent. Was I unhappy? Were we unhappy? As context is everything to me, such questions can only be framed with com pared to what? I actually think about the than the average lad. Imagine a happy time in your life. That moment inevitably passes, what, then, are you? What are you when you are not happy? Are you pre-happy, post-happy or just in-between bouts of happiness? Is life about mov ing from distinct moments of happiness which constitute 34.6 percent or 47.3 percent or 58.9 percent or 15.1 percent of your life to your next instance of ela tion? Is contented the same as happiness? And all this prompts the question: What is the meaning of life? And where Happiness, per se, didnt move to the eration until, oh, about the 18th century. of Independence when Thomas Jefferson wrote that the pursuit of happiness was a self-evident truth. Arguably Jefferson was speaking to/of a public happiness but regardless, his self-evident truth has become the raison d'tre of modern living. The pursuit of happiness? Hmmm? Must happiness be pursued or is it pos sible to achieve happiness by just being? Is that an intellectual possibility? Theres nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so? I particularly enjoy beauty. Flowers give me joy (happiness) strictly from their beauty (color, balance, harmony, form, etc.). No pursuit necessary. But I do tend my garden. I am a hedonist, unapologetically so. Human beings are sensation junkies. Everything we know and are relies on our observation changes the equation. (I like to watch, Eve. Hah!) Is happiness then only a derivation of our subjective per ceptions? Ah, the $64,000 question. And the answer is yes, unequivocally so. Have enough food, adequate housing toss in health and satisfactory intellec tual/artistic pursuits and the modern individual is left, many times, to consider the meaning of it all. Which is where Life intrudes. Mythologist Joseph Campbell said that we must participate joyfully in the sorrows of life. On the surface that seems incongruous. For as much as happiness is a worthy pursuit, life and its accompanying sorrow always intrudes. People die. We waste away. Some expire before their time. Many self-destruct. We all participate in our col lective idiocy/destruction (as a species). Happiness is no more the human con dition than sorrow. But we try. Damned, if we dont. And I love humanity for that. Happy New Year! Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US My b.w. and I are overjoyed indeed by the great honor that the state of Florida is bestowing on me, namely my induction by the governor into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame on March 21 in Tallahassee. Some day in my even older years, I may stop by the Capitol to view my name engraved on a wall plaque. When I was Park, I had no comprehension of what it meant to sing La Boheme in Italy, Carmen in France or Lohengrin in Germany. In Winter Park High School my main concern, beyond my grades, was playing on the football team and trying to outdo the lads in Leesburg, Sanford or Apopka. I cherish the young ambition that drove me then, and still drives me now. The French say, The more things change, the more they remain the same. Ancient lessons The budget should be balanced, the should be reduced, the arrogance of trolled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall. Cicero, 55 B.C. (And still we havent learned!) My b.w. and I seemed to arrive at the same thought at the same time: Can you remember any time in your life when things in this country were in such bad hands, or seemed to be guided by people of such low political ability and morality? Neal Boortz on the radio described President Obama as an anti-American political hack. Boortz added, If you took the total income taxes paid by all U.S. citizens earning $100,000 up through the very top earners in the country, the spending for one year. Boortz is my kin da guy! The presidents on-air speeches purport to be informative but are usually nothing more than blatant mendacious campaign speeches full of deception. Preservation Some time ago, a lady wrote into the Observer about the National Geograph ic Magazine, which cited Winter Park as an oasis of charming historic homes. The lady wrote, we must remain vigilant so as to keep what is best and add only the best to it as we grow. Her words made me imagine that the 73 years since my WPHS days were rolled back and I was hearing the same caveat spoken by Rollins Prexy Dr. Hamilton Holt in 1938. Winter Park aint what it was then, but I share her vain hope that it wont progress any farther than it has. Celebration My conservative nature celebrates the Christmastime holidays with special joy, because we concentrate upon the inspir ing magic of our super-human past. My b.w. is a real sucker for every kind of party except political. The other afternoon, chez nous, the joy of my life threw a grand shindig for some 60-plus guests. Everyone sang Christmas carols galore, enjoyed the fabulous pianism of Lynn Peghiny at the Steinway, and super solo singing by Kathryn Kilger, Christy Hudon, Jose Velez and his pal Luis Garcia. We were proud to have this great local talent in our living room, and our guests were elated. The spirit of a won drous New Year was alive in our home that afternoon. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Louis Roney Play On! My b.w. is a real sucker for every kind of party except political. Kerouac manuscript arrives at Rollins SOCKY OSULLIV AN Guest Writer OSullivan Kerouac works on The Dharma Bums

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Page 16 Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer As Orlando continues to en hance its reputation for creative careers in simulation games and entertainment, a variety of indus try partners will join the Orlando Science Center to celebrate inter active technology at Otronicon from Friday, Jan. 13, to Monday, Jan. 16. This year, partners includ ing EA Sports, Lockheed Martin, the University of Central Florida, Florida Hospital and Walt Disney World will demonstrate the way we live, learn, work and play in the technological worlds of simulation, education and health care. The Science Centers largest annual event is created to inspire a childs interest in technical ca reers through the appeal of video games and interactive technol ogy while promoting the concept of made in Orlando, played in Orlando with opportunities to discover career opportunities in our own backyard. Call 407-5142000 or visit osc.org or otronicon. org Sweet Bird of Y outh The Orlando Shakespeare The ater celebrates the 100th birthday of American playwright Tennes see Williams with a free reading series, which continues with Wil liams controversial Sweet Bird of Youth on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Williams unfolds the story of local boy-gone-bad Chance Wayne and his companion, movie star Princess Kosmonopolis. The play conveys Williams most bru tal truth: lost innocence is impos sible to resurrect, but shame and regret live on forever. Directed by Patrick Flick and featuring a cast of Orlando audience favorites, Sweet Bird of Youth veers back and forth between sexual tension and dark humor. The readings are free; no tickets are required. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orland oshakes.org Dragons at the circus Leading the world in all things spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have searched the world-over to create Drag ons, a once-in-a-millennium event honoring The Year of the Dragon. The cavalcade of circus champions brings together dragon lore with circus feats in a never-before-seen blend of myth and real-life legends. The circus comes to the Amway Center in Orlando from Jan. 12 to 16. Children of all ages will see acts including Shaolin kung fu warriors, Cossack riders, Asian elephants and the frenzied Globe of Steel. As audience excitement grows, glimpses of the elusive dragon will be seen, but will the dragon emerge from its lair? The Dragon pre-show opens an hour before show time. The perfor mance schedule is Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and Monday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at ringling.com or ticketmaster. com, by calling 800-745-3000, or 407-440-7900. The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor in Winter Park Tallahassee-based mission ary Mary Proctor is a self-taught African-American artist who has exhibited her work nationally in galleries, festivals and museums. Her work will be celebrated at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center (Winter Park) as The Art of Missionary Mary Proctor is shown from Friday, Jan. 20, to April 21. The exhibit includes work from Proctors personal collection as well as from the col lection of the Mennello Museum. Proctor will speak at the opening reception on Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Told by God that the door is the way, Proctor began her career as an artist by painting on an old door lying in her yard. Thereafter her focus turned to making art with found objects as inspired by Bible scriptures and memories of her childhood. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center, at 642 New England Ave., opened in 2007 in partnership with the city of Winter Park and pays trib ute to the contributions of Winter Parks historic African American community. Call 407-539-2680 or visit hannibalsquareheritagecen ter.org And not-to-be-missed: Les Mis 25th birthday The epic Broadway musical Les Miserables celebrates its 25th anniversary as the most suc cessful musical of all time from Tuesday, Jan. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Tickets at Orlando Broadway.com and at the box 101. To charge by phone call 1-800-982-2787. Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. winter park sip and stroll Enjoy a beautiful winter evening of great wine while strolling through downtown Winter Park Thursday, January 12 5 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance Purchase online at www.winterpark.org For information call (407) 644-8281 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Otronicon T ennessee Williams Reflect on the remarkable achievements of our community and look forward to the year ahead with the annual State of the City Address "Every Day Exceptional," delivered by Mayor Ken Bradley. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program Winter Park Community Center 721 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 $35 Chamber Members / $40 Non-Members $275 Corporate Table for 8 Guests For reservations, please visit www.winterpark.org or call 407-644-8281. RS VP by January 10. Presented by: Supported by: 2012 Mayor & City Commission Luncheon This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH O RLANDO A VE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.E NZIAN.ORG 6 Golden Globe Nominations! THE AR TIST Fri-Sun 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30PM, 9:15PM T ues 6:30PM Florida Shorts Showcase Film Slam Sun 1PM Only $5 Cult Classics THE ROY AL TENENBAUMS T ues 9:30PM Only $5

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