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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: 01-12-2012
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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407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 50+ tax wpmobserver.comSubscribe now!Visit wpmobserver.com New features -Maybe Winter Park Candidate Nancy Miles would be best served to take the look before you leap approach.Page 12Letters to the editor Walk into record books A local shoe collector likely shattered a world record, but she cant stop buying Converses Chuck Taylors.Page 10 Letter from the publisherPublisher Kyle Taylor lays out the newspapers exciting plans for 2012, including a readership survey.Page 4 Calendar The candidates for Winter Park mayor face off at three political forums, beginning Thursday at the Chamber. Page 9 TAX DEFERREDFIXED ANNUITY RATE FOR 5 YEARS.Bob Adams 407-644-6646THE NATIONAL 5 YEAR CD RATE IS 1.34%3.50% Winter Park Edgewater Olympia University2011 2010 451 Maitland Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701NEW Dermatology Ofce!407-599-SKIN (7546)*Waive co-payment up to $25 No referral needed Accepting all insurances Dr. John CottamDr. Ross Wheeler Winter Parks little Europe Please see coCOMMIssSSIonON on page 3 Please see GRADesES on page 2 IsISAAcC BAbcocBCOCK Observer Staff MMaking the grade Orange County high schools see highest accountability grades in history, with Winter Park and Edgewater at the head of the class SARAH WIlsonLSON Observer Staff PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC bBAbcocBCOCK tTHeE oOBseSERveVER The new M Maitland Fire Station No. 45 will ofcially open to the public on Thursday, Jan. 19. It boasts a rappelling wall on the back side as well as drive-through vehicle bays. Please see councCOUNCIlL on page 3Welcome home, reghtersMaitland station dedication is Jan. 19 JennENNY AnANDReEAssonSSON Observer Staff

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Page 2 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer No longer on edge Cats claw their way to top 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 To see how all OCPS high, middle and elementary schools ranked in 2011 compared to previous years, view the districts report card at tinyurl.com/ocgrades Learn more Standards changeOn Dec. 19, the Florida Department of Education approved changes in FCAT Cut Scores, the range of scores students have to reach for each level of achievement, to go along with FCAT 2.0 testing in 2012. Vicki Cartwright said the changes in ranges of points needed to reach each level has upped the difculty of the test signicantly. For example, she pointed out that of the 73 percent of third-graders who scored a passing level of three or above in reading on the previous scale in 2011, only 57 percent would do so on the new Cut Score scale. Not only will this impact the level of preparedness needed for students, Cartwright said it also calls for a readjustment of how those scores are calculated in the scoring of school grades. The Florida Department of Education held workshops around Florida to discuss how to best adapt the grading program, including one in Orlando on Jan. 5. Cartwright said the state is now seeking public commentary on the school grade revisions, before they hold a formal presentation on the matter in Tallahassee on Jan. 23. For more information on these and other looming changes in Florida schools, and how you can get your opinion heard, visit www. doe.org/arm/rsg.asp and submit your comments by Jan. 20. GRADesES | Edgewaters new building proves a blessing and a struggle for the student body, officials say C ONTINUED FRROM fFRontONT paPAGeE aARcCHiveIVE PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC bBAbcocBCOCK tTHeE oOBseSERveVER Winter Park HHigh School went from a BB to one of only four A schools in Orange County.

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Page 3 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Truly amazing CenturyLink Prism Provides a Clear Alternative to Cable and Satellite AdvertisementAPOPKA, Fla. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading provider of high-quality Internet, TV and phone services, is changing the way Floridians watch television. CenturyLink Prism TV. Prism is a 100 percent digital TV service offering local, premium and high-denition channels delivered over the communications companys advanced, managed network. Prism is built on an interactive platform, where updates are made automatically to offer customers a better combination of TV entertainment features compared to cable and satellite. Many residents and business owners have been asking for an alternative TV service and were proud to announce that Prism is here, said Dana Chase, CenturyLink southern region president. CenturyLink has made a signicant investment in the area to expand our core ber network, data switches and components to support Prism. Our network is more robust than ever and customers will benet by having a feature-rich alternative to cable and satellite. CenturyLink Prism TV provides access to more than 240 all-digital channels, including Hispanic and international channels, as well as Pay Per View and Video On Demand. Standard and add-on features include: Manage the DVR library on any TV, in any room, and record up to four shows at once on a single DVR from any Prism-connected TV. Change the channel with virtually no lag time. Search live or recorded TV and Video On Demand by actor, title or category. Access photos and music stored on a computer. See whats playing on one channel while watching another. Program the DVR either online at centurylink.net or through a mobile device. See whos calling your phone without having to get up from the couch. Karaoke, games, local gas prices, stock prices, daily recipes and other applications are available at no additional cost. Prism is available for demonstration online at www.seeprismtv.com or at one of the companys local stores: Maitland Coin & Currency Show Sunday Jan. 159:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Maitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell Trade AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 coCOMMIssSSIonON | Vote is tabled councCOUNCIlL | Original station didnt have separate facilities for sexes C ONTINUED FRROM fFRontONT paPAGeE C ONTINUED FRROM fFRontONT paPAGeE The MMaitland Fire Stations dedication ceremony is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, on Packwood AA venue between MMaitland AA venue and IIndependence Lane. For more information, visit itsmymaitland.com Learn more PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC bBAbcocBCOCK tTHeE oOBseSERveVER The new MMaitland City HHall is being constructed next door to the re station and will open this year.

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Page 4 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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 2012 Established in 1989 by GGerhard J.W. Munster www.wpmobserver.com | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.comP.O. Box 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 CONTA ACTS Volume 24, IIssue Number 2 PUBBLISHHERR KKyle Taylor 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com manaMANAGinING EDITORR Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGGNERR Jonathan GGallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com RREPORR TERRS Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com IIsaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LeEGalsALS | ClassifiedsLASSIFIEDS AAshley MMcBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPYY EDITORRS IIsaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis RRoney LRRoney@c.rr.com Josh GGarrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVERR TISINGG SALES ManaANAGeER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com suSUBscSCRiptionsIPTIONS | ciCIRculationCULATION AAmanda RRayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com OBituaITUARiesIES obit@observernewspapers.com inteINTERnN DDaniel RRico Anthony D. Cortese, Sc. D. is the president of Second Nature. H H e presents Transforming H H igher Education for Sustainable Society at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the B B ush Auditorium at RR ollins College. Visit SecondNature.org or RRollins.edu Letter from the publisher: Looking forward to 2012 DDear Observers, thank you. Kyle Taylor Publisher Higher educations true role: creating a healthy, just and sustainable society AntANTHonONY DD CoORtese TESE GGuest Writer Cortese We need to redesign the human economy to emulate nature. I am really excited about several things coming your way.

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Page 5 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Business Briefs Community Bulletin Winter Park Chamber of CommerceMEMBERSHIP AWARDS CELEBRATION Please join us in paying tribute to the members who make our organization so remarkable and honoring Congressman John Mica as Winter Parks Citizen of the Year.Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Full Sail Live$75 Individuals/ $575 Corporate TableRSVP by Friday, January 20AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR Rosan G. Calabello, CPA, PA Bob Milburn, Pre-Paid Legal Service Michael Painter, TD Bank CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR Paige Blackwelder, Tuni Sarah Grafton DeVoe, Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Tom Kelly, CNLBank VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Baxter Mathews, Florida Frame House & Gallery Kirk Munnell Jeff Spoeri, Enzian Theater Shirley Stamper, John & Shirleys Catering BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Costco Florida Blue Wayne Densch Winter Park Memorial Hospital SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Barnies CoffeeKitchen Floridas Finest Linen Service Tollas Italian Deli & Caf Winter Park/Maitland Observer COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR Winter Park Historical Association CHAMBER HERO Darrius Gallagher, City of Winter ParkTo make reservations, visit www.winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. Presented byCongratulations to all of our award nominees: Supported by: DDuby graduates Jeanette Duby received an Associates of Arts in Divinity from The B B aptist College of Florida (BBCF) in G Graceville, Florida. She is a member of Killarney BBaptist Church in Winter Park, Florida. Following graduation, Duby will con tinue her current leadership role as Childrens Ministry Director.Student announcements RR yan G G reen, the son of R R obert and Elizabeth G G reen of Maitland, has been named to R R andolph-Macon Academys Deans List for the rst quarter of the 2011-12 school year. The following local students graduated from BBelhaven University on Dec. 8: Michelle Ficarrotto of Winter Park, earned a B Bachelor of B Business Admin istration. Michele Murphy of Winter Park, earned a BBachelor of Arts in Social Services. GGabrielle Nicole Torrez, of Maitland, was awarded a B Bachelor of Arts de gree from Flagler College. The following Maitland students have been named to the fall 2011 Deans List at BBerry College: GGabriel Lugo GGustavo Pacheco DDr. Lapchick honored The H H olocaust Memorial R R esource and Education Center of Florida has an nounced that it will be honoring Dr. RRichard Lapchick, DeVos Sport B Busi ness Management Program Chair at UCF, at its annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, April 25. R R eservations for the dinner are now being accepted ei ther online at holocaustedu.org or call 407-628-0555. MMcDDonald house Last month the R R onald McDonald HH ouse program of Orlando celebrated 15 years of service to families with children facing medical crisis in the Central Florida community with a Share-A-Night reception and lighting ceremony at the R R onald McDonald HH ouse. To date, over 15,000 families have found a home-away-fromhome at the two R R onald McDonald HHouse locations in Orlando. Jannett R Roberts has joined Turnstile Media G Groups Community Media division as director of business development and associate publisher. Community Media publishes the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, Sem inole Voice, East Orlando Sun and BBaldwin Park Living. Tanya G Gummer, a Dietary Aide and Cook at Winter Park Care & R Rehab in Winter Park, Florida, is a star when it comes to exibility with her residents. She has learned many techniques of making her residents more comfort able and connected over her eight years of childcare. One technique in particular is that of kneeling down to wheelchair level and speaking in a soft and sooth ing tone to her residents, addressing them eye-to-eye. RRollins College Center for M Management and Executive Education announced that starting in January, it would offer new single and two night courses for working professionals. Visit http://www.rollins.edu/ execed/index.html DDell and GGoodwill I Industries I International announced an additional 319 donation sites will become part of the Dell R Reconnect program, which offers an easy, convenient and responsible way for people to recycle computer equipment and other electronics. HHardin Construction Company, LLC, one of the nations leading con struction services rms, announced the promotion of DDavid Bacon, senior project manager; Charlie B Brooks, superintendent; R Richard R Red grave, superintendent; Clyde Sumalpong, senior eld engineer and Steven Will, project manager. DDr. Steven M McCarus, medical director of advance gynecology at Win ter Park Memorial H Hospital, has been selected to be among the rst in the nation to use Ethicons Endo-Surgery ENSEAL G G2 Super Jaw Tis sue Sealer for use in total vaginal hysterectomies. The G G2 Super Jaw, which launched this year, is a single-use surgical instrument used for coagulating and transecting blood vessels as well as tissue bundles. RRoberts Tiny builders On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 19 second graders from Jewish Academy of Orlando visited the H Habitat for H Humanity Winter Park Maitland construction site at 745 Comstock Ave., Winter Park, to breathe life into the lessons they have been learning at school during their Social Studies unit on economics. The students conducted mock in spections of a home under construction, putting mathe matical (measurement, money) and Social Studies (what does safe, decent housing provide for a family?) con cepts in perspective while utilizing the schools iPad2s to take pictures and record videos of their ndings. Tooth fairies Main Street Childrens Dentistry & Orthodon tics made its rst appearance at the Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. The entire ofce staff turned out in full holiday spirit with Elf hats and gift sacks, and even had the Tooth Fairy ride in a convertible sending out holiday wishes for bright smiles.

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Page 6 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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. Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations JANUARY WHITE SALE Edgewater PHotosOTOS BY IsSAAcC bBAbcocBCOCK tTHeE oOBseSERveVER Creald School of A Art in Winter Park hosted an open house Saturday, Jan. 7, for its newly refurbished darkroom preserving and celebrating the art of lm photography and development. The day culminated in a Night of Fire as the campus was ignited by a live bronze sculpture pour, kiln res and handmade clay lanterns. Above right, David Cumbie waits for red hot molten bronze to cool. Top, GGeorge Timothy, right, and John HHenry GGates entertain the crowd. Wildcats look for a rebound IsISAAcC BAbcocBCOCK Observer Staff For the Wildcats, who have already lost two district games, every win is crucial. Passion ignites at Crealde open house

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Page 7 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer City Council meeting Jan. 9 Special Presentation: DDecisions: Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844A Refreshing Alternative to Conventional Banking.9405 S. Highway 17-92 Maitland, FL 32751 Maitland City Talk bBY HowHOW ARD ScCHIefeEFERDecECKeER MAYOR MMaitland opens re station PHotoOTO couCOURtes TESY ofOF citCITY ofOF maitlandMAITLAND HHeres a birds eye view of MMaitlands new re station, left, and new city hall, right, from December. The re station opens next week.

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Page 8 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Jan. 9 City Commission MMeeting highlights City of Winter Park presents 10th annual Unity HHeritage Festival RRemembrance RRescue traveling 9/11 memorial comes to Winter Park Electric car charging stations are all charged up and are free Visit the citys ofcial website at www.cityofwin terpark.org, nd us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. 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 Presale tickets only $7. Kids 12-and-under FREE! Save $5 and purchase tickets in advance at: Free Chili Samples Live Bands All Day HUGE! Kids Zone Local Food Vendors Miller Lite Beer $3 Fun for the family! PRESENTED BY: Winter Park City Talk bBY RRAnNDY KnKNIGHtT CITY MANAGER

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Page 9 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer JAN. 12On 7 p.m. Jan. 12, the Central Florida Anthropological Society meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Nancy Marie White, professor of Anthropol ogy at the University of South Florida. Its free and open to the public. Con tact kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321948-3994. Winter Park Sip & Stroll is 5 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in downtown Winter Park. Enjoy wine and appe tizer 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. Visit winterpark.orgJAN. 13The Maitland Chamber of Commerce will open its doors to the public on Friday Jan. 13, with a new exhibition. Nature: Timeless Source of Inspi ration is opening at 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan.13 at 110 N. Maitland Ave. The second Friday of every month lo cal residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy live music and performances, while experienc ing art and culture at the Chamber. For more information, contact msim mons@maitlandchamber.comJAN. 15Maitland Curator Richard Colvin will conduct a gallery walk of the exhibition Borders of Paradise: The New World in the Eyes of Explorers at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Maitland Historical Museum, 221 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has launched a bi-monthly book club focused on literature related to the Centers mission. The rst meeting of the group is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. All book club meet ings will be held in the library of the Holocaust Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. Its free, but please RSVP to 407-628-0555 or info@holo caustedu.org On Jan 15, the Maitland Civic Center will be the host of the Maitland Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its free. Visit www.maitlandcoinshow.com or by calling 407-7303116. JAN. 17Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents Artful Strings: Four Centuries of Harp Making Jan. 17 through April 15 at 633 Osce ola Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-6476294 or visit www.polasek.org Florida Redistricting: Fair or Not? part of the Great Lecture Series, is discussing the fth and sixth amend ment to the Florida constitution. Join the University Club of Winter Park at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17, as Florida League of Women Voters President Deirdre Macnab discusses the background and implications of the new laws. This event is free, though donations are accepted. Visit universityclubwin terpark.org/ or call 407-644-6149.JAN. 18Creative Floral Design is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Win ter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Den ning Drive, Winter Park. This demon stration is free. Call 407-644-5770. Mayor & City Commission Lun cheon presented by Waste Pro is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Dont miss the annual State of the City Address. Tickets cost $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $275 for Corporate Table for 8. Reserve your seat or corporate table today! Trivia 4 U : Get ready for exciting trivial pursuit games on the rst and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at University Club of Winter Park. Bring your friends and form your own team of 4 or 5 play ers or join other teams. Wines and snacks are provided, and its free. If you have any questions, please call 407-644-6149 or email http://www. universityclubwinterpark.org/ American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the University Club of Win ter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. (at Webster Ave.) in Winter Park. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registered price is $5 for AAII members, $7 for non-mem bers or $10 at the door for everyone. For more information visit www.aaii. com or call 407-644-1607. Association for Corporate Growth, Or lando Chapter presents Insights on the Business and Political Transformation of Orlando with expert panelists Jim Brown, Charlie Gray, Jim Hewitt on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Citrus Club, 255 S. Orange Ave. #1800 Or lando. This costs $40 for ACG members; $65 for non-members. Online registration at www.ACG.org/Orlando is open through Monday, Jan. 16. Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature, will be coming to Rollins Col lege on Jan. 18. He is speaking with students at 2 p.m. and giving a pre sentation on Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Soci ety at 7 p.m.JAN. 19The Maitland Fire Stations dedi cation ceremony is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, on Packwood Avenue between Maitland Avenue and Inde pendence Lane. For more information and a gallery of construction progress photographs, visit itsmymaitland. com Floridas Medicaid Waiver and Long-Term Care webinar is Thurs day, Jan. 19; from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the Winter Park Health Foundation will be releasing a new policy brief from re searchers at the Georgetown Health Policy Institute. Space is limited. Visit http://www.visualwebcaster.com/ event.asp?id=84303 Endangered Snail Kites by Zach Welch is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The program is free. No reservations are necessary. Its located at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Call 407-637-2525 or visit www.orangeaudubon.orgVisit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Calendar Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC2400 N Forsyth Rd., Suite 101 Orlando, FL 32807Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 17 years! Scan QR Code Three forums Winter Park mayoral candidates Ken Bradley and Nancy Miles will attend forums on the following dates: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Winter Park Pub lic 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. Culture & Cocktails Art & History Museums Maitlands Culture & Cocktails is Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., both inside and outside of the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building. Internationally renowned artist Doug Rhodehamel, known for his paper-bag-mushroom installations (pictured), presents his newest immersive installation experience, BLUMP.

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Page 10 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Walking into the record books Penny Gold threw away the PhotoHOTO bBY isaacISAAC babcockBABCOCK theTHE observerOBSERVER Penny Golds favorite pair? The answer is surprisingly easy, despite her 733-pair collection of Chuck Taylors. Its a pair of black hi-tops, at right, that read like a New Y Y ork subway map. Please see conCONVerseERSE on page 11 IsaacSAAC BabcockABCOCK Observer StaffLocal shoe collector likely shatters world record, but cant stop buying Chuck Taylors

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Page 11 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FamilyCalendar Free health screenings Free massages GiveawaysFree Health Fair Attention BCBSF Members: Please scan this code for a special offer.In the pursuit of health Florida Blue(Located in Winter Park Village) 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 Winter Park presents the 10th annual 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 Luther King Jr. Day. Join Mayor Ken Bradley and Winter Park city ofcials at 10 a.m. for a symbolic program, including the Feature Family Presentation. The 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Florida V V ocal Competition is Saturday, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. For informa tion contact 407-922-4688 or Swantje1@hotmail.com The Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2k presented by Florida Hospital 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 the Healthy 100 Kids Run. The Awards Presentation is at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to one hour early due to trafc. Stage at Central Park, Winter Park, at the corner of Gareld Ave and Park Avenue. Visit http://www.trackshack. com/events/individual/parkave/ parkave.shtml Experience the coolest event of the year at Aquatica on Sat urday, Jan. 21, at the Polar Plunge, presented by Florida Professional Fireghters. Regis tration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the opening ceremony 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.specialolympicsorida.org/polarplunge The Art & History Museums Maitland adult and children classes begin on Monday Jan. 23. Participants can choose from an array of creative classes that range from basic to advanced drawing, stained glass, jewelry making, painting, pottery, printmaking, gyotaku, etching, and more! Visit www.ArtandHis tory.org. Y Y ou can also register by phone at 407-539-2181 exten sion 265, or in person at the Art and History Museums Maitland, at 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday Friday, and be tween 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Maitland Public Library has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. ev ery Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading buddies is Thursdays at 4 p.m. Call 407647-7700 for more information.Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com PhotosHOTOS bBY isaacISAAC babcockBABCOCK theTHE observerOBSERVER Penny Gold, at top, shows off her gold Chuck Taylors during the ofcial counting of her shoes for the Guinness Book of World Records at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. PhotoHOTO courtesCOURTESY ofOF citCITY ofOF winterWINTER parkPARK Winter Park Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel admires one of six new electric car charging stations unveiled Tuesday. Visit wpmobserver.com for more photos and information. conCONVerseERSE | Former Maitland teacher wore a different pair of shoes every day C ONTINUED FROM pagePAGE 10 Its electric

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Page 12 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Letters to the editor VV ote yes for fairness Barbara S. Bytell Winter Park Elect Miles good enough Nancy Shutts Winter ParkCommunication strong Keep your ears open at mayor forums King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 9, 2012 Please see lettersLETTERS on next page

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Page 13 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Patty Heidrich Winter ParkBradleys accomplishments Ed Sabori Winter Park Worry rail Pricey vacay Squashing disaster Lost vs. stolen Music of the year Pride Breaking the cycle About Roney: Harvard42Distinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)You may ask yourself, my god, what have I done? 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.USChris Jepson Perspectives Stuck in the middle with you 2012 takes the stageLouis Roney Play On! lettersLETTERS | Maybe Ms. Miles would be best served to take the look before you leap approach in the future C ONTINUED FROM previousPREVIOUS pagePAGE Taxes bad! Regulations bad! Government oversight bad!

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Page 14 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer New Construction!4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2190 sq ft $339,000 808 Hamilton Place Court Winter Park, FL 32789 Commerce Brokerage, LLC407-566-1636 Jeff ClarkColdwell Banker Residential407.733.0773j.clark@coldwellbanker.com www.BaldwinParkLiving.com HomesObserver Homes brought to you by: Fannie Hillman + AssociatesServing Central Florida for over 29 years! 407-644-1234 fanniehillman.com Celebrating Over 100 Years of Handshake Integrity! Since 1904...407-644-2900www.winterparkland.comWONDERFUL W.P. RENTAL 1117 OXFORD RD. 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, WOOD FLOORS, UPDATED KITCHEN, CENTRAL AIR/HEAT. PLANTATION SHUTTERS, GARAGE. LAWN SERVICE INCLUDED, NO PETS. $1250/MO. DOWNTO WN WINTER PARK LIVING THE CLOISTERS FORGET ABOUT THE LAWN AND THE POOL! OVER 1950 SQ. FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHS, FIREPLACE. WALK TO RESTAURANTS AND PARK AVE. REDUCED TO $599,000. CALL TODAY! ORRA awards Zola Szerencses, RE/MAX 200 Realty, was recognized for his professional ism and commitment to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and to the real estate industry with the as sociations 2011 Realtor of the Y Y ear award, the highest honor bestowed on an ORRA member. The honor was presented during the 12th annual ORRA awards program. The agenda included installa tion of ORRAs 2012 ofcers and a si lent auction to benet ORRAs Florida Real Estate Foundation. The Realtor of the Y Y ear award ac knowledges an individual who has served the ORRA membership through volunteer leadership of the association. Szerencses, ORRAs 2012 vice chairman of strategic planning, has participated on most of ORRAs major committees. In addition, he served as the 2011 chairman of ORRAs Orlando Regional International Council and is a nationally recognized expert on in ternational real estate issues. Others honors presented during the ORRA awards program were: Afliate Member of the Y Y ear Award Doreen Hargreaves, Fidelity Funding Mortgage Corp., for exceptional service and dedication in support of association programs. Appreciation Award Mike McGraw, McGraw Real Estate Servic es, PL., for outstanding leadership as chairman of the board, 2010 2011. Chairmans Award Kathleen Gallagher McIver, RE/MAX Town & Realtors reect on a year of real estate achievements Real Estate Briefs

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Page 15 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Country Realty, for special friendship and men torship. Chairmans Award Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc., for special insight through militarisms. Chairmans Award Cyn Zellner, Keller Wil liams at the Lakes, for being the 2011 parlia mentarian. Don Gallagher Mentorship Award Beverly Pindling, Beverly Pindling Real Estate Services, for tireless efforts in providing guidance to fel low REALTORS. Grant Clarke Volunteer Award Sharon Voss, Watson Realty Corp., for commitment of count less hours of service and dedication to the as sociation and to the real estate profession. Pillar of the Community Award Susan Lo gan, Logan Land & Homes, Inc., for unselsh volunteer service toward the betterment of the community. Rising Star Award Melissa Cruz, RE/MAX Town & Country, for demonstrating exceptional potential and dedication in service to the asso ciation. Walter Rose Lifetime Award Corb Sarchet, Corb Sarchet Realty, for tireless devotion and service to the real estate industry and to the highest ideals of the Realtor organization.New leadershipThe Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) has inducted Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, as 2012 chairman of the board of the 8,800-member organization. Baker steps into the position previously held by Mike McGraw, McGraw Realty Services, PL, who remains on the ORRA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman of the board. Also installed on the ORRA Board of Direc tors were Steve Merchant, Global International Realty, as chairman-elect; Justin LaManna, Homevest Realty, as vice chairman of budget and nance; Zola Szerencses, RE/MAX 200 Re alty, as vice chairman of strategic planning; and ORRAs new 2012 directors: Kevin Acker, RE/MAX 200 Realty; Matthew Audier, Watson Realty Corp; Margaret Pegi Brock, Keller Williams Heritage Realty; and John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc. $100 to $500 OFFAny Servicewith this ad On Call 24 Hours A DayServing Central Florida Since the s Let Us Handle Your Emergency!Call Our Hotline 877-936-8998 www.EmergencyServices24.comServing Floridas Residential & Commercial Community Since 1990 IMMEDIAT E RESPONSE Whats Your Emergency?CBC057844 F lood l Leaks l Mold l F ire l Storm l Smoke l Roong 29 16 2 3 11 13 3 3 7Sales58 73 68 117 61 39 21 47 43Days on Mkt$90,000 $194,750 $19,250 $129,900 $238,000 $75,000 $52,250 $79,000 $80,000 Median$141,188 $202,789 $19,250 $118,877 $259,045 $65,371 $44,439 $60,833 $76,286 Average$154,721 $225,484 $20,125 $123,967 $290,509 $67,627 $40,567 $66,300 $79,793Avg List $40 37 12 76 31 44 21 113 25Days to CloseOverall Single Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Multi Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales OtherZip Code 3275144 33 3 9 21 11 2 0 9Sales181 166 36 271 140 224 11 0 271Days on Mkt$223,750 $247,500 $159,900 $182,500 $405,000 $185,000 $82,950 $0 $222,500 Median$555,440 $634,787 $296,967 $527,944 $728,836 $317,400 $82,950 $0 $369,500 Average$660,567 $766,680 $293,933 $584,500 $912,292 $342,227 $84,400 $0 $399,522 Avg List $60 68 42 133 44 36 78 0 26Days to CloseOverall Single Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Multi Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales OtherZip Code 32789 December 2011 sales of homes

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407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 50+ tax wpmobserver.com Subscribe now! Visit wpmobserver.com New features Maybe Winter Park Candidate Nancy Miles would be best served to take the look before you leap approach. Page 12 Letters to the editor Walk into record books A local shoe collector likely shattered a world record, but she cant stop buying Converses Chuck Taylors. Page 10 Letter from the publisher Publisher Kyle Taylor lays out the newspapers exciting plans for 2012, including a readership survey. Page 4 Calendar The candidates for Winter Park mayor face off at three political forums, beginning Thursday at the Chamber. Page 9 TAX DEFERREDFIXED ANNUITY RATE FOR 5 YEARS.Bob Adams 407-644-6646THE NATIONAL 5 YEAR CD RATE IS 1.34%3.50% Winter Park Edgewater Olympia University 2011 2010 451 Maitland Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701NEW Dermatology Ofce!407-599-SKIN (7546)*Waive co-payment up to $25 No referral needed Accepting all insurances Dr. John Cottam Dr. Ross Wheeler Winter Parks little Europe Please see COMMISSION on page 3 Please see GRADES on page 2 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Making the grade Orange County high schools see highest accountability grades in history, with Winter Park and Edgewater at the head of the class SARAH WILSON Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The new Maitland Fire Station No. 45 will ofcially open to the public on Thursday, Jan. 19. It boasts a rappelling wall on the back side as well as drive-through vehicle bays. Please see COUNCIL on page 3 Welcome home, reghters Maitland station dedication is Jan. 19 JENNY ANDREASSON Observer Staff

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Page 2 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer No longer on edge Cats claw their way to top 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 To see how all OCPS high, middle and elementary schools ranked in 2011 compared to previous years, view the districts report card at tinyurl.com/ocgrades Learn more Standards change On Dec. 19, the Florida Department of Education approved changes in FCAT Cut Scores, the range of scores students have to reach for each level of achievement, to go along with FCAT 2.0 testing in 2012. Vicki Cartwright said the changes in ranges of points needed to reach each level has upped the difculty of the test signicantly. For example, she pointed out that of the 73 percent of third-graders who scored a passing level of three or above in reading on the previous scale in 2011, only 57 percent would do so on the new Cut Score scale. Not only will this impact the level of preparedness needed for students, Cartwright said it also calls for a readjustment of how those scores are calculated in the scoring of school grades. The Florida Department of Education held workshops around Florida to discuss how to best adapt the grading program, including one in Orlando on Jan. 5. Cartwright said the state is now seeking public commentary on the school grade revisions, before they hold a formal presentation on the matter in Tallahassee on Jan. 23. For more information on these and other looming changes in Florida schools, and how you can get your opinion heard, visit www. doe.org/arm/rsg.asp and submit your comments by Jan. 20. GRADES | Edgewaters new building proves a blessing and a struggle for the student body, officials say C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park High School went from a B to one of only four A schools in Orange County.

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Page 3 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Truly amazing CenturyLink Prism Provides a Clear Alternative to Cable and Satellite AdvertisementAPOPKA, Fla. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading provider of high-quality Internet, TV and phone services, is changing the way Floridians watch television. CenturyLink Prism TV. Prism is a 100 percent digital TV service offering local, premium and high-denition channels delivered over the communications companys advanced, managed network. Prism is built on an interactive platform, where updates are made automatically to offer customers a better combination of TV entertainment features compared to cable and satellite. Many residents and business owners have been asking for an alternative TV service and were proud to announce that Prism is here, said Dana Chase, CenturyLink southern region president. CenturyLink has made a signicant investment in the area to expand our core ber network, data switches and components to support Prism. Our network is more robust than ever and customers will benet by having a feature-rich alternative to cable and satellite. CenturyLink Prism TV provides access to more than 240 all-digital channels, including Hispanic and international channels, as well as Pay Per View and Video On Demand. Standard and add-on features include: Manage the DVR library on any TV, in any room, and record up to four shows at once on a single DVR from any Prism-connected TV. Change the channel with virtually no lag time. Search live or recorded TV and Video On Demand by actor, title or category. Access photos and music stored on a computer. See whats playing on one channel while watching another. Program the DVR either online at centurylink.net or through a mobile device. See whos calling your phone without having to get up from the couch. Karaoke, games, local gas prices, stock prices, daily recipes and other applications are available at no additional cost. Prism is available for demonstration online at www.seeprismtv.com or at one of the companys local stores: Maitland Coin & Currency Show Sunday Jan. 159:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Maitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell Trade AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 COMMISSION | Vote is tabled COUNCIL | Original station didnt have separate facilities for sexes C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The Maitland Fire Stations dedication ceremony is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, on Packwood A venue between Maitland A venue and Independence Lane. For more information, visit itsmymaitland.com Learn more PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The new Maitland City Hall is being constructed next door to the re station and will open this year.

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Page 4 Thursday, Jan. 12, 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 2012 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. 12, 2012 CONT ACTS Volume 24, Issue Number 2 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 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 INTERN Daniel Rico Anthony D. Cortese, Sc. D. is the presi dent of Second Nature. H e presents Transforming H igher Education for Sustainable Society at 7 p.m. Wednes day, Jan. 18, at the B ush Auditorium at R ollins College. Visit SecondNature.org or Rollins.edu Letter from the publisher: Looking forward to 2012 Dear Observers, thank you. Kyle Taylor Publisher Higher educations true role: creating a healthy, just and sustainable society ANTHONY D COR TESE Guest Writer Cortese We need to redesign the human economy to emulate nature. I am really excited about several things coming your way.

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Page 5 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Business Briefs Community Bulletin Winter Park Chamber of CommerceMEMBERSHIP AWARDS CELEBRATION Please join us in paying tribute to the members who make our organization so remarkable and honoring Congressman John Mica as Winter Parks Citizen of the Year.Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Full Sail Live$75 Individuals/ $575 Corporate TableRSVP by Friday, January 20AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR Rosan G. Calabello, CPA, PA Bob Milburn, Pre-Paid Legal Service Michael Painter, TD Bank CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR Paige Blackwelder, Tuni Sarah Grafton DeVoe, Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch Tom Kelly, CNLBank VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Baxter Mathews, Florida Frame House & Gallery Kirk Munnell Jeff Spoeri, Enzian Theater Shirley Stamper, John & Shirleys Catering BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Costco Florida Blue Wayne Densch Winter Park Memorial Hospital SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Barnies CoffeeKitchen Floridas Finest Linen Service Tollas Italian Deli & Caf Winter Park/Maitland Observer COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR Winter Park Historical Association CHAMBER HERO Darrius Gallagher, City of Winter ParkTo make reservations, visit www.winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. Presented byCongratulations to all of our award nominees: Supported by: Duby graduates Jeanette Duby received an Associates of Arts in Divinity from The B aptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, Florida. She is a member of Killarney Baptist Church in Winter Park, Florida. Following graduation, Duby will con tinue her current leadership role as Childrens Ministry Director. Student announcements R yan G reen, the son of R obert and Elizabeth G reen of Maitland, has been named to R andolph-Macon Academys Deans List for the rst quarter of the 2011-12 school year. The following local students graduated from Belhaven University on Dec. 8: Michelle Ficarrotto of Winter Park, earned a Bachelor of Business Admin istration. Michele Murphy of Winter Park, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Services. Gabrielle Nicole Torrez, of Maitland, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts de gree from Flagler College. The following Maitland students have been named to the fall 2011 Deans List at Berry College: Gabriel Lugo Gustavo Pacheco Dr. Lapchick honored The H olocaust Memorial R esource and Education Center of Florida has an nounced that it will be honoring Dr. Richard Lapchick, DeVos Sport Busi ness Management Program Chair at UCF, at its annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, April 25. R eservations for the dinner are now being accepted ei ther online at holocaustedu.org or call 407-628-0555. McDonald house Last month the R onald McDonald H ouse program of Orlando celebrated 15 years of service to families with children facing medical crisis in the Central Florida community with a Share-A-Night reception and light ing ceremony at the R onald McDonald H ouse. To date, over 15,000 families have found a home-away-fromhome at the two R onald McDonald House locations in Orlando. Jannett Roberts has joined Turnstile Media Groups Community Media division as director of business development and associate publisher. Community Media publishes the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, Sem inole Voice, East Orlando Sun and Baldwin Park Living. Tanya Gummer, a Dietary Aide and Cook at Winter Park Care & Rehab in Winter Park, Florida, is a star when it comes to exibility with her residents. She has learned many techniques of making her residents more comfort able and connected over her eight years of childcare. One technique in particular is that of kneeling down to wheelchair level and speaking in a soft and sooth ing tone to her residents, addressing them eye-to-eye. Rollins College Center for Management and Executive Education announced that starting in January, it would offer new single and two night courses for working professionals. Visit http://www.rollins.edu/ execed/index.html Dell and Goodwill Industries International announced an additional 319 donation sites will become part of the Dell Reconnect program, which offers an easy, convenient and responsible way for people to recycle computer equipment and other electronics. Hardin Construction Company, LLC, one of the nations leading con struction services rms, announced the promotion of David Bacon, senior project manager; Charlie Brooks, superintendent; Richard Red grave, superintendent; Clyde Sumalpong, senior eld engineer and Steven Will, project manager. Dr. Steven McCarus, medical director of advance gynecology at Win ter Park Memorial Hospital, has been selected to be among the rst in the nation to use Ethicons Endo-Surgery ENSEAL G2 Super Jaw Tis sue Sealer for use in total vaginal hysterectomies. The G2 Super Jaw, which launched this year, is a single-use surgical instrument used for coagulating and transecting blood vessels as well as tissue bundles. Roberts Tiny builders On Tuesday, Dec. 13, 19 second graders from Jewish Academy of Orlando visited the Habitat for Humanity Winter Park Maitland construction site at 745 Comstock Ave., Winter Park, to breathe life into the lessons they have been learning at school during their Social Studies unit on economics. The students conducted mock in spections of a home under construction, putting mathe matical (measurement, money) and Social Studies (what does safe, decent housing provide for a family?) con cepts in perspective while utilizing the schools iPad2s to take pictures and record videos of their ndings. Tooth fairies Main Street Childrens Dentistry & Orthodon tics made its rst appearance at the Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. The entire ofce staff turned out in full holiday spirit with Elf hats and gift sacks, and even had the Tooth Fairy ride in a convertible sending out holiday wishes for bright smiles.

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Page 6 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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. Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations JANUARY WHITE SALE Edgewater PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Creald School of Art in Winter Park hosted an open house Saturday, Jan. 7, for its newly refurbished darkroom preserving and celebrating the art of lm photography and development. The day culminated in a Night of Fire as the campus was ignited by a live bronze sculpture pour, kiln res and handmade clay lanterns. Above right, David Cumbie waits for red hot molten bronze to cool. Top, George Timothy, right, and John Henry Gates entertain the crowd. Wildcats look for a rebound ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff For the Wildcats, who have already lost two district games, every win is crucial. Passion ignites at Crealde open house

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Page 7 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer City Council meeting Jan. 9 Special Presentation: Decisions: Lack of Desire or Low Energy? Testosterone Lab Work for $35 (a $240 Value) Call today for a risk-free appointment: 407-894-9959 www.gulfstatescu.org 407-831-8844A Refreshing Alternative to Conventional Banking.9405 S. Highway 17-92 Maitland, FL 32751 Maitland City Talk BY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland opens re station PHOTO COUR TESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND Heres a birds eye view of Maitlands new re station, left, and new city hall, right, from December. The re station opens next week.

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Page 8 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Jan. 9 City Commission Meeting highlights City of Winter Park presents 10th annual Unity Heritage Festival Remembrance Rescue traveling 9/11 memorial comes to Winter Park Electric car charging stations are all charged up and are free Visit the citys ofcial website at www.cityofwin terpark.org, nd us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. 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 Presale tickets only $7. Kids 12-and-under FREE! Save $5 and purchase tickets in advance at: Free Chili Samples Live Bands All Day HUGE! Kids Zone Local Food Vendors Miller Lite Beer $3 Fun for the family! PRESENTED BY: Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER

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Page 9 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer JAN. 12 On 7 p.m. Jan. 12, the Central Florida Anthropological Society meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Nancy Marie White professor of Anthropol ogy at the University of South Florida. Its free and open to the public. Con tact kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321948-3994. Winter Park Sip & Stroll is 5 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in downtown Winter Park. Enjoy wine and appe tizer 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. Visit winterpark.org JAN. 13 The Maitland Chamber of Commerce will open its doors to the public on Friday Jan. 13, with a new exhibition. Nature: Timeless Source of Inspi ration is opening at 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan.13 at 110 N. Maitland Ave. The second Friday of every month lo cal residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy live music and performances, while experienc ing art and culture at the Chamber. For more information, contact msim mons@maitlandchamber.com JAN. 15 Maitland Curator Richard Colvin will conduct a gallery walk of the exhibi tion Borders of Paradise: The New World in the Eyes of Explorers at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Maitland Historical Museum, 221 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has launched a bi-monthly book club focused on literature related to the Centers mission. The rst meeting of the group is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. All book club meet ings will be held in the library of the Holocaust Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. Its free, but please RSVP to 407-628-0555 or info@holo caustedu.org On Jan 15, the Maitland Civic Center will be the host of the Maitland Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its free. Visit www.maitland coinshow.com or by calling 407-7303116. JAN. 17 Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents Artful Strings: Four Centuries of Harp Making Jan. 17 through April 15 at 633 Osce ola Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-6476294 or visit www.polasek.org Florida Redistricting: Fair or Not? part of the Great Lecture Series, is discussing the fth and sixth amend ment to the Florida constitution. Join the University Club of Winter Park at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17, as Florida League of Women Voters President Deirdre Macnab discusses the background and implications of the new laws. This event is free, though donations are accepted. Visit universityclubwin terpark.org/ or call 407-644-6149. JAN. 18 Creative Floral Design is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Win ter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Den ning Drive, Winter Park. This demon stration is free. Call 407-644-5770. Mayor & City Commission Lun cheon presented by Waste Pro is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Dont miss the annual State of the City Address. Tickets cost $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $275 for Corporate Table for 8. Reserve your seat or corporate table today! Trivia 4 U : Get ready for exciting trivial pursuit games on the rst and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at University Club of Winter Park. Bring your friends and form your own team of 4 or 5 play ers or join other teams. Wines and snacks are provided, and its free. If you have any questions, please call 407-644-6149 or email http://www. universityclubwinterpark.org/ American Association of Individual In vestors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the University Club of Win ter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. (at Webster Ave.) in Winter Park. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registered price is $5 for AAII members, $7 for non-mem bers or $10 at the door for everyone. For more information visit www.aaii. com or call 407-644-1607. Association for Corporate Growth, Or lando Chapter presents Insights on the Business and Political Trans formation of Orlando with expert panelists Jim Brown, Charlie Gray, Jim Hewitt on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Citrus Club, 255 S. Orange Ave. #1800 Or lando. This costs $40 for ACG mem bers; $65 for non-members. Online registration at www.ACG.org/Orlando is open through Monday, Jan. 16. Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature, will be coming to Rollins Col lege on Jan. 18. He is speaking with students at 2 p.m. and giving a pre sentation on Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Soci ety at 7 p.m. JAN. 19 The Maitland Fire Stations dedi cation ceremony is 1 p.m. Thurs day, Jan. 19, on Packwood Avenue between Maitland Avenue and Inde pendence Lane. For more information and a gallery of construction progress photographs, visit itsmymaitland. com Floridas Medicaid Waiver and Long-Term Care webinar is Thurs day, Jan. 19; from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the Winter Park Health Foundation will be releasing a new policy brief from re searchers at the Georgetown Health Policy Institute. Space is limited. Visit http://www.visualwebcaster.com/ event.asp?id=84303 Endangered Snail Kites by Zach Welch is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. The program is free. No reserva tions are necessary. Its located at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Call 407-637-2525 or visit www.orangeaudubon.org Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Calendar Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC2400 N Forsyth Rd., Suite 101 Orlando, FL 32807Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 17 years! Scan QR Code Three forums Winter Park mayoral can didates Ken Bradley and Nancy Miles will attend fo rums on the following dates: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Winter Park Pub lic 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. Culture & Cocktails Art & History Museums Maitlands Culture & Cocktails is Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., both inside and outside of the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building. Internationally renowned artist Doug Rhodehamel, known for his paper-bag-mushroom installations (pictured), presents his newest immersive installation experience, BLUMP.

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Page 10 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Walking into the record books Penny Gold threw away the PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Penny Golds favorite pair? The answer is surprisingly easy, despite her 733-pair collection of Chuck Taylors. Its a pair of black hi-tops, at right, that read like a New Y ork subway map. Please see CONVERSE on page 11 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Local shoe collector likely shatters world record, but cant stop buying Chuck Taylors

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Page 11 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar Free health screenings Free massages GiveawaysFree Health Fair Attention BCBSF Members: Please scan this code for a special offer.In the pursuit of health Florida Blue(Located in Winter Park Village) 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 Winter Park presents the 10th annual 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 Luther King Jr. Day. Join Mayor Ken Bradley and Winter Park city ofcials at 10 a.m. for a symbolic program, including the Feature Family Presentation. The 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Florida V ocal Competition is Saturday, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. For informa tion contact 407-922-4688 or Swantje1@hotmail.com The Seasons 52 Park Avenue 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 the Healthy 100 Kids Run. The Awards Presentation is at 9 a.m. Please plan to arrive 45 minutes to one hour early due to trafc. Stage at Central Park, Winter Park, at the corner of Gareld Ave and Park Avenue. Visit http://www.trackshack. com/events/individual/parkave/ parkave.shtml Experience the coolest event of the year at Aquatica on Sat urday, Jan. 21, at the Polar Plunge, presented by Florida Professional Fireghters. Regis tration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the opening ceremony 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.specialolym picsorida.org/polarplunge The Art & History Museums Maitland adult and children classes begin on Monday Jan. 23. Participants can choose from an array of creative classes that range from basic to advanced drawing, stained glass, jew elry making, painting, pottery, printmaking, gyotaku, etching, and more! Visit www.ArtandHis tory.org. Y ou can also register by phone at 407-539-2181 exten sion 265, or in person at the Art and History Museums Mait land, at 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday Friday, and be tween 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Maitland Public Library has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. ev ery Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading buddies is Thursdays at 4 p.m. Call 407647-7700 for more information. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Penny Gold, at top, shows off her gold Chuck Taylors during the ofcial counting of her shoes for the Guinness Book of World Records at the Jewish Academy of Orlando. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK Winter Park Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel admires one of six new electric car charging stations unveiled Tuesday. Visit wpmobserver.com for more photos and information. CONVERSE | Former Maitland teacher wore a different pair of shoes every day C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Its electric

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Page 12 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Letters to the editor V ote yes for fairness Barbara S. Bytell Winter Park Elect Miles good enough Nancy Shutts Winter Park Communication strong Keep your ears open at mayor forums King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 9, 2012 Please see LETTERS on next page

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Page 13 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Patty Heidrich Winter Park Bradleys accomplishments Ed Sabori Winter Park Worry rail Pricey vacay Squashing disaster Lost vs. stolen Music of the year Pride Breaking the cycle About Roney: Harvard42Distinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) You may ask yourself, my god, what have I done? 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 Chris Jepson Perspectives Stuck in the middle with you 2012 takes the stage Louis Roney Play On! LETTERS | Maybe Ms. Miles would be best served to take the look before you leap approach in the future C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Taxes bad! Regulations bad! Government oversight bad!

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Page 15 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Country Realty, for special friendship and men torship. Chairmans Award Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc., for special insight through militarisms. Chairmans Award Cyn Zellner, Keller Wil liams at the Lakes, for being the 2011 parlia mentarian. Don Gallagher Mentorship Award Beverly Pindling, Beverly Pindling Real Estate Services, for tireless efforts in providing guidance to fel low REALTORS. Grant Clarke Volunteer Award Sharon Voss, Watson Realty Corp., for commitment of count less hours of service and dedication to the as sociation and to the real estate profession. Pillar of the Community Award Susan Lo gan, Logan Land & Homes, Inc., for unselsh volunteer service toward the betterment of the community. Rising Star Award Melissa Cruz, RE/MAX Town & Country, for demonstrating exceptional potential and dedication in service to the asso ciation. Walter Rose Lifetime Award Corb Sarchet, Corb Sarchet Realty, for tireless devotion and service to the real estate industry and to the highest ideals of the Realtor organization. New leadership The Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) has inducted Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, as 2012 chairman of the board of the 8,800-member organization. Baker steps into the position previously held by Mike McGraw, McGraw Realty Services, PL, who remains on the ORRA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman of the board. Also installed on the ORRA Board of Direc tors were Steve Merchant, Global International Realty, as chairman-elect; Justin LaManna, Homevest Realty, as vice chairman of budget and nance; Zola Szerencses, RE/MAX 200 Re alty, as vice chairman of strategic planning; and ORRAs new 2012 directors: Kevin Acker, RE/MAX 200 Realty; Matthew Audier, Watson Realty Corp; Margaret Pegi Brock, Keller Williams Heri tage Realty; and John Lazenby, Colony Realty Group, Inc. $100 to $500 OFFAny Servicewith this ad On Call 24 Hours A DayServing Central Florida Since the s Let Us Handle Your Emergency!Call Our Hotline 877-936-8998 www.EmergencyServices24.comServing Floridas Residential & Commercial Community Since 1990 IMMEDIAT E RESPONSE Whats Your Emergency?CBC057844 F lood l Leaks l Mold l F ire l Storm l Smoke l Roong 29 16 2 3 11 13 3 3 7 Sales 58 73 68 117 61 39 21 47 43 Days on Mkt $90,000 $194,750 $19,250 $129,900 $238,000 $75,000 $52,250 $79,000 $80,000 Median $141,188 $202,789 $19,250 $118,877 $259,045 $65,371 $44,439 $60,833 $76,286 Average $154,721 $225,484 $20,125 $123,967 $290,509 $67,627 $40,567 $66,300 $79,793 Avg List $ 40 37 12 76 31 44 21 113 25 Days to Close Overall Single Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Multi Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Zip Code 32751 44 33 3 9 21 11 2 0 9 Sales 181 166 36 271 140 224 11 0 271 Days on Mkt $223,750 $247,500 $159,900 $182,500 $405,000 $185,000 $82,950 $0 $222,500 Median $555,440 $634,787 $296,967 $527,944 $728,836 $317,400 $82,950 $0 $369,500 Average $660,567 $766,680 $293,933 $584,500 $912,292 $342,227 $84,400 $0 $399,522 Avg List $ 60 68 42 133 44 36 78 0 26 Days to Close Overall Single Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Multi Family Overall Bank Owned Short Sales Other Zip Code 32789 December 2011 sales of homes

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