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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: 03-01-2012
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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, March 1, 2012 50+ tax wpmobserver.comSubscribe now!Visit wpmobserver.com Separating water, sewer and transportation fee credits from the property they belong to so that they can be sold as credit isnt something Maitland, or any other local city, has tried before. City Council isnt sure it wants to start now. The city is scheduled to issue Ravaudage developer Dan Bellows an estimated $1.5 million in impact fee credits when he cuts off utility service at Gem Lake Apartments, which will be torn down to make way for his $500 million mixed-use Ravaudage project. Bellows asked City Council members during Mondays meeting to consider instead allowing him to sell the credits to another Maitland developer for cash to generate fund ing to move his project along. This is a way to simply raise some capital to continue the devel opment process, Bellows said. After Community Development Director Dick Wells raised concerns over lack of city codes addressing crediting of impact fees, tracking of credit ownership and potential future costs to the city, the City Council agreed to further assess the idea, if Bellows can secure a city-ap proved buyer of the fees, and pay for the time the city attorney and staff will take to develop a code and process for such transactions. We have to balance our risk and cost with this, Councilman Phil Bonus said. Theres no reason to Admitting to dwindling park ing along Park Avenue, Winter Park city commissioners asked more spaces, and they gave some away in the process. Valet parkers may have more reason to head to the corner of Park and New England avenues after the Commission voted 5-0 to allow One Way Valet, which operates a free valet parking ser vice in the city, to have 10 more parking spaces. Those spaces would be freed up in the citys municipal lot on the west side of Central Park. One Way Valet al ready uses 10 spaces in that lot. Mary Demetri, co-owner of the Park Plaza Gardens Restaurant, which underwrites the valet service, said that they were ask ing for much fewer spaces than theyd originally agreed upon in city. We were promised 50 parking spaces when I agreed to un derwrite it, and weve been re duced down to 10, she said. In my mind its just asking for less than half of what we were prom One Way Valet president Sam Papia said customers who valet park would be there for less time than those who dont, among whom he counted store employees and owners. We're having turnover, so in essence we're gaining more people and more spots than some body who would park in those spots, Papia said, adding, Were able to park more cars there by double parking and stacking so were able to park 30 cars in a But that would mean 10 fewer spaces for those who prefer to park their own car, or who dont have the spare change for a cus tomary tip for the valet drivers. Also part of the deal, which was suggested as being on a trial basis, is the city relinquishing parking on the north side of New England Avenue bordering Winter Park has experienced several trafc-related deaths that may have been attributed to distracted driving.Page 18Letters to the editor Lifestyles The free Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest on Saturday in Central Park will feature more than 40 exhibitors.Page 9 Senior ObserverThe section geared toward ages 55 and older features senior volunteers stories, event listings and more.Page 12 Calendar Don your best green outt and check out the Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade downtown on Sunday.Page 8 TAX DEFERREDFIXED ANNUITY RATE FOR 5 YEARS.Bob Adams 407-644-6646THE NATIONAL 5 YEAR CD RATE IS 1.34%3.35% 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 Please see coCOUNcCIlL on page 2 Please see pP ARK on page 3Maitland debates sale of fee credits for capitalRavaudage developer would sell $1.5 million in impact fee credits to help nance $500M project SARAH WIlsoLSON Observer Staff Spaces shrink downtown PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK tTHE oOBsSErvRVErR Cars line Park A A venue on a recent Monday morning. The City Commission approved a measure that allots another 10 parking spaces to a valet service. One Way Valet was promised 50 parking spaces in 2005. It now has 20 spaces, which can hold as many as 30 cars.Winter Park gives up parking spaces on New EEngland to make way for valet service IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer Staff Lake Avenue Lee RoadRavaudage Park Lake Lake Gem 92 17

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Page 2 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer dont know if I have a reason to say yes, either. City Attorney Cliff Shepard said the deal would in essence of the project, by allowing the sale of credits for cash. He cautioned no other local cities that have taken up such a deal, and advised the Council to proceed carefully. Although he said he sees no legal reason why it cant be done, they should explore all avenues before committing to a deal. For example, he said, without having a buyer secured ahead of time, the city would have no idea when or if the city would be re paid the value of those credits. It would be like having a gift card that a vendor wont honor, Shepard said. Bellows said he would not be seeking out this sort of deal if he didnt need the money to contin ue to further the development of Ravaudage, which would be built 50 acres in unincorporated Or ange County thats scheduled to be annexed into Winter Park. I can run out of money on it, bulldoze it and just pay my taxes and cut the lawn, Bellows said, Or we can work through this. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker and Councilwoman Bev Reponen agreed that the Council should proceed with caution before moving forward with considering this new type of deal. With money already tight for the city, Reponen said she was wary of entering an agreement not knowing what it could cost the city in the future. You have to understand our position. We want to develop our downtown location too, Re ponen said, but we dont even have enough money to do our own infrastructure its hard to give something away that we dont have ourselves. Bonus said he is open to look ing into moving forward with Bellows to do what the city can to secure the future success of the south side of Maitland, where the Ravaudage project is planned, but that more talk as to how it will be done is needed in the future. Its creative, but Im not sure the city is in the position to take that risk with you, but we do want Ravaudage to succeed, Bonus said, whether this is the next step for that Im not so sure. When and if Bellows secures a buyer for the credits, the Council members said they would look into the possibility of arranging a fee-credit-for-capital exchange process. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 New Construction!4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2190 sq ft $339,000 808 Hamilton Place Court Winter Park, FL 32789 Commerce Brokerage, LLC407-566-1636 Lieutenant Ralph Palmer, Lieutenant John Schardine and Lieutenant Jeff Harris of the Mai tland Police Department were honored at the Maitland City Council meeting on Monday night for completing training at the Southern Police Institute. Deputy Chief Dave Manuel was honored for completing training at the FBI national academy.Ordinance delayedA public hearing on a city ordinance creating the downtown Maitland Zoning District as well as an ordinance to rezone properties within the downtown Maitland Zoning District was delayed until Monday, March on the ordinance at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at Maitland City Hall.Pension amendmentsThe Maitland City Council unanimously passed amendments relating to the pensions of the Maitland Police and Fire Departments. The amendments codify language relating to the suspension of a rehired police employment. It also provides for a method to aggregate all credited service accumulations for a leaving the city. NNew HHope New Hope for Kids will host a fundraising event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at Fields BMW titled Art of the Vine. New Hope for Kids is an organization dedicated to help ing Central Florida Children in Need. There will be a live draw Visit newhopeforkids.org/aovMaitland 5k runThe Maitland Public Library will be hosting a 5k/run event Registration opens at 7 a.m. and a kids run at 9 a.m. for kids 10 the race. There is a special entry fee for anyone 65 and older and and younger are free. Dress as your favorite literary character. For more information, call 407647-7700.Maitland Police ofcers complete advanced training AANDY CEBAllosLLOS Observer Staff coCOUNcCIlL | Maitland says come back when you secure a buyer C ONTINUEED FROM frontFRONT pagPAGE arcARCHivIVE PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK tTHE oOBsSErvRVErR RRavaudage developer DDan BBellows reviews plans for his mixed-use, 70-acre project at a Winter Park City Commission meeting last year.

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Mayor Ken Bradley said he worried that the city could set a precedent if it continued to increase the amount of parking spaces available to valet com panies. My concern is that pretty soon New England is going to be all valet, Bradley said. Were just going to have a valet row. Bradley also expressed concern that by having more valet parking on a street with no restaurants, all valet customers would have to cross the street, We don't want to set up something that makes it very convenient to walk across the street there and get hit, Bradley said. I think jaywalking is just going to occur there all the time. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the valet parking, but struck down an amendment The Commission also voted for staff to investigate how to add more spaces near Park Avenue. We have net lost parking spaces in the central would love for staff to come back with recommendations for where we could get 10-15 spots back. I think effectively the Commission has taken spots away from downtown, and I think that needs to pP ARK | City may add spaces C ONTINUEED FROM frontFRONT pagPAGE Chili for Charity winners PHotoOTO BY IsSAAcC BABcocCOCK tTHE oOBsSErvRVErR Chili for Charity was presented on Feb. 23 at the Winter Park Farmers Market. The winners included: B Best Chili First Place was H Hillstone, B Best Chili with a Winter Park Attitude was Classic Creations Catering, BBest BBooth & Attitude Award went to Arthurs Catering, and Peoples Choice Award went to Dexters (pictured).

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Page 4 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-3613 1500 Park Center DDrive Orlando, FL 32835-5705Member of: Goldenrod Chamber of CommercePublisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Winter Park / Maitland Observer 2012 EEstablished in 1989 by Gerhard 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, March 1, 2012 CONNTA ACTS Volume 24, IIssue NNumber 9 managingMANAGING EEDITOR Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DEESIGNEER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REEPORTEERS Jenny AAndreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com IIsaac BBabcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEgalsGALS | ClassifiLASSIFIEdsDS AAshley McBBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPYY EEDITORS IIsaac BBabcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Sarah Wilson COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis RRoney LRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVEERTISING SALEES ManagANAGErR Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com suSUBscriptionsSCRIPTIONS | circulationCIRCULATION Jackie Candelaria 407-563-7013 intINTErnRN AAndy Ceballos BBusiness BBriefs Mica versus AAdams Congressman John Mica will seek reelection for the congressional seat representing the 7th District of Florida, which includes Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties. Congress woman Sandy Adams will challenge Mica in the district.Food driveThe greater Orlando area will host the JFS Feinstein Challenge from March 1 to April 30. EEvery year, Jewish Family Services (JFS) teams up with the  Feinstein Challenge $1 Mil lion Food Drive, a national hunger awareness campaign, by collecting non-perishable items, canned goods and cash donations for its food pantries. JFS is reaching out to the community to  HHelp Fill the Cart. Conduct a food drive in your neighborhood or ofce and help supply the groceries for a family in need. JFS will be happy to provide you with all the supplies: a collection bin, yers and posters. Y Y ou may also drop off individual donations of food or mail checks to JFS at: 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park 32789. jfsorlando.org/events.htmlForging connectionsThe Orlando Museum of Art announced the beginning of a new program  that connects developmentally disabled students to art and the world around them. This program, Creative Connections, is designed for third through eighth grade students. Although the rst tour on March 4 is already sold out, other tours are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. for April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 5. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 per student, and $15 for families (up to 4 participants). Call 407 896 4231 extension 262 to register. E Each program has limited at tendance. NNew HHappy Meal McDonalds restaurants in the Orlando metropolitan area launched a new H Happy Meal on Monday that automatically includes Apple Slic es ( cup or serving) as a side, and choice of beverage, in which fat-free chocolate milk and 1 percent milk will be options. The meal also includes a new smaller size French Fries (1.1 ounces). For customers who prefer apples only, an additional bag of Apple Slices is available in lieu of fries.Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers. comCocina 214, the popular Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of Winter Park, is now open on Mon days. The additional day is in response to cus tomer demand, said business manager Lam brine Macejewski. To celebrate, on Mondays Cocina 214, 151 E E. Welbourne Ave., is offering 214 Rocks or Frozen Margaritas for $5 all day, as well as $3 super-chilled draft beers and $3 well drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as part of happy hour. For the fourth consecutive year, Laurence C. HHames, E Esq., has been named to the prestigious B Best Lawyers B Business E Edition list of outstanding lawyers in the practice areas of Corporate Law, E Estate and Trusts, Tax Law and Corporate Governance. H Hames has been prac ticing law in those areas of concentration for 35 years, and his rm is located on Park Avenue in Winter Park. RLF is pleased to announce the appointment of KKeith H Holloway, AIA, NCARBB, to RLFs leader ship team of shareholders. Cuhaci & Peterson A Architects E Engineers Planners, based in Orlandos B Baldwin Park, recently completed design work to build a new Seasons 52 restaurant facility in Oakbrook, Ill. Resource Consulting Group the largest feeonly nancial planning and investment advisory rm in Florida recently announced that NNi cole R Rutledge became a shareholder in the rm. SchenkelShultz A Architecture took top honors with two First Place Awards in the H High School and E Elementary School categories presented by the Florida E Educational Facilities Planners Association (FEEFPA) at its Winter 2012 Confer ence held Feb. 1-3. Pledging to reduce exposure to radiation dur ing imaging procedures, Florida H Hospital and Florida R Radiology I Imaging (FRRi) recently received the prestigious Image Wisely Designa tion from the Joint Task Force on Adult Radia tion Protection. Mary Manrique B BSN, MA has been appointed the interim president and CEEO of Cornerstone HHospice & Palliative Care. Cocina 214 Community BBulletin Sweet success Indigo Palms at Maitland was bristling with excitement as community members and area healthcare professionals and organizations came together to sample an array of tasty des serts, network with peers, socialize with friends and support a great cause. Samaritan Care HHospice of Floridas rst annual Sweet Wars dessert competition to benet the American HHeart Association, held on Feb. 9, was a resounding success. Thanks to the efforts of the dessert competitors, event sponsors and the community, Sweet Wars achieved its fundrais ing goal of $2,000. AA new beginning HHabitat for H Humanity of Greater Or lando Area recently welcomed the Clarke family to their new townhome at Stag H Horn Villas, the nonprots rst multifamily community. H Habitat is in the nal stages of constructing Stag H Horn Villas currently, 41 of 58 units have been completed. FSYY O concert On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Florida Symphony Y Y outh Orchestra played their an nual Celebration of Music E Education Concert, which honored  Central Florida music educators and highlighted the many benets of music education. This concert was part of United Arts of Central Floridas ArtsFest 2012. Opera star from UUCF Samantha B Barnes, Soprano, a graduate of UCF Opera Program, won rst place in the Regional Competition of the Met ropolitan Opera Auditions. Samantha will proceed to the Semi Finals in New Y Y ork on March 11. The Grand Finals Concert will be March 18, where the nal winners will be chosen.

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Page 6 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A defensive quagmire turned water Eagles girls basketball team, which won the state champion ship 46-36 over Miami Norland Markeema Crawfords heroics from beyond 3-point range helped half had the Eagles with only 13 points by halftime. The game was looking to be a state record low-scoring affair be fore Crawfords second half surge sent the score soaring for the Ea gles, as she rained down 15 points of her own to lead the team to vic tory. The Eagles would outscore the Vikings 33-16 in the second half of the game. Despite the turnaround in the second half, the game remained a defensive one. On the season this was the second-lowest scoring win the Eagles had, eclipsed only by the 39 points they scored against Hawaiis Konawaena in the Nike Tournament of Champions. The girls had made a name for themselves in a wild run through the playoffs, blowing out their by more than double their oppo nents combined scores. In the re gional championship they scored 94 points to Gainesvilles 61 to take that championship. The state title, against the for state champion Vikings, was the current crop of lady Eagles, and the second in team history. Their only other state championship, kings. BBoys basketball Things werent quite so sunny for the Edgewater boys team, who saw a Cinderella story go pump of their regional championship matchup against Leesburg. The 54-53 loss would come that went Leesburgs way, ending the Eagles game with one shot. The Eagles had shocked the turning around and going on a 1911 run on their way through the playoffs. One of the worst teams in the state last year, the Eagles soared into the regional champi onship game on a string of wins. fort for the Eagles, who spread the scoring around, led by Josh How Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast update, featuring: Henry Maldonado, President, Enzian & Florida Film Festival Get a sneak preview of the upcoming Florida Film Festival, learn the economic impact of this 21-year tradition and hear what happens behind-the-scenes at one of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World. Friday, March 9, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Lieutenant Governor Prairy Riehl Gives Division 10 UpdateOviedo/Winter Springs-Lt. Governor Prairy Riehl addresses dozens of local Kiwanians at the Tuscawilla Country Club covering the 13 Kiwanis Clubs in the Division 10 including Altamonte/Longwood, Avalon Park, Central Orlando, East Orange County, East Orlando, Kissimmee, North Orlando, Orlando, Oviedo/Winter Springs, Sanford, South Orlando and West Orange. From Casino Nights, 5K Runs to Golf Tournaments, your local Kiwanis Clubs are busy organizing events and raising funds to benet local children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola County, says Prairy Riehl. The name Kiwanis means we trade or we share our talents. It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, and mentor the disadvantaged. They develop youth as leaders through Key Clubs and Builders Clubs in the local schools; give college scholarships to local graduating high school students and more. Members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things happen. Nothing says this better than our Mission Statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, says Robert Archie, President of the Kiwanis Club of OviedoWinter Springs. If you would like to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Oviedo-Winter Springs organization and become a member, please nd us on the web at http://www.oviedowinterspringskiwanis.org. For a listing of all Division 10 Kiwanis websites, please visit http://www.oridakiwanis.com/zones/division.asp?divs=10 EEdgewater EEagles girls team captures state championship IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer StaffKnights near playos IsISAAcC BBABcocCOCK Observer StaffThe UCF Knights shrugged off back home and decimate UTEP 63-45 in front of the home crowd for the second to last time this season. And they did it all with little playing time from regular start ers A.J. Rompza and Josh Crittle. While those two key players were resting on the bench, freshman Kasey Wilson got his UCF starting debut at forward, picking up four points and four rebounds, and leading the team with three blocks. Two more freshmen, Rod Days and Wayne Martin, each had some playing time as well, with Days picking up two points and two rebounds, and Martin snagging a turnover in only a minute on the court. Isaiah Sykes again led the team ing 11 rebounds for a double-dou ble in the game. He needed them all after the Knights let a lead slip and let the struggling Miners tie the game at half sluggishness they ran up a massive scoring gap to run away with the lead and the win. That was sweet redemption after the game before, when the lead against Rice to lose a game that would have put them in a tie for second in the conference. They fought to start a winning streak at Memphis on Tuesday night at press time, but will return 7 p.m. Saturday. The only time the two teams faced each other this season, the Knights won in Birmingham by a scoring games in team history. It had ever beaten the Blazers. Next game Opponent: UABB When: Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m. Where: UCF Arena

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Page 7 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer nual opening day parade for Maitlands Little League. As usual, the parade began at Maitland Middle School and continued through various neighborhoods ending plex on Keller Road. However, this was not your usual opening day, for on this day we were cel ebrating 50 years of Little League tradition in Maitland. It all began back in 1963 at Maitland Middle the years, Maitland Little League also played at Dommerich and Lake Sybelia Elementary schools until 1991 when our beautiful Keller Road was completed. Since then, that has been Maitland Little Leagues home. It was an honor for me to be a part of this historic celebration. Councilman Ivan Valdes and I parade. We were waving and ex claiming years as we passed the many residents lining the streets. By the time we got to the lost my voice. The MC for this historic years opening day was Buddy Pitman who did a great job. He highlight ed much of the Leagues exciting history over the years, especially to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., and the addition of the Girls Softball Pro burgers and hot dogs were served by the Maitland Mens Club along with pizza from Dominos Pizza. After the opening ceremony, there were games and activities for all the Little Leaguers. The Little League is not only a tradition in Maitland but through out our entire country. It is a nonthat exists for the fun of playing baseball while at the same time developing honorable character in our young people. It teaches teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play as well as honesty, cour age, integrity and respect. These values are crucial in forming a strong foundation for our coun trys future generations. Many thanks to all the vol unteers who make Little League in Maitland possible. From this years president, Steve Ball, the Leagues Board of Directors, to all the parents who volunteer their kind sponsors, without you the existence of this important youth development organization would not be possible. Our hats are off again to our Little Leaguers for the start of another exciting season. It is time again to play ball. City Council MeetingThe Maitland City Council met Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Public HHearings: Moved to continue the Public Hearings creating the Downtown Maitland Zoning District and the rezoning of properties within that cil meeting. Consent AAgenda: The Council minutes of Feb. 13 and Workshop minutes of Feb. 10 were approved. Council received various Advisory Board minutes. Passed a resolution supporting anti-stalking legislation that in cludes Senate Bill 950 and House Bill 1099. Authorized the purchase of a Crew Cab for the Fire Department from Don Reid Ford for $39,065 and a Pickup Truck for the Public Works Department from Alan Jay Approved a contract with Wise to design and construct a police boathouse and replace the existing boat ramp at Ft. Maitland Park. Approved Change Order Sumcontract with Wharton-Smith, adjusting the contract from laptop computers and 15 handheld Electronic Ticket Writers for the Police Department. DDecisions: Introduced ordinance amendFire, of the City Code and set the The Council tabled a request from Mr. Dan Bellows to sepa rate impact fees from an existing development (Gem Lake Apart able on the open market until ad ditional information is received. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit www.itsmymaitland.com Winter Park City Talk BY RRANDY KKNIgGHtT CITY MANAGER Maitland City Talk BY HowHOW ARD ScCHIEfFERDEcCKER MAYOR Maitland Little League 50 years PHotoOTO courtCOURTEsSY ofOF cCItTY ofOF mMAItlTLAND The Maitland Little League kicked off its 50th season on Saturday, Feb. 18.Feb. 27 City Commission Meeting highlightsThere was a City Commis 3:30 p.m., at the Rachel D. Mur rah Civic Center. Below are a few highlights of decisions that were made: Mayors RReport The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce presented checks to area schools from the proceeds Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. clared Sonya Baumstein Day in recognition of her receiving a mixed-gender, four-person team lantic Ocean. City Managers RReport The citys 90-day plan was pre sented, revised and approved. NNon-action IItems The Park Avenue Area Task Force downtown parking recommendations were presented and accepted. Consent AAgenda The minutes of Feb. 13 were approved. The various purchases and contracts were approved (a com plete list can be found at www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda AAction IItems RRequiring DDiscussion The billboard agreement with CBS Outdoor at 600 Lee Road was tabled. The One-way Valet parking in downtown was approved with amendments. The Water, Wastewater and Reclaimed Water Rate Study was discussed and tabled. design of the Amtrak Station was selected. Public HHearings The second reading of the ordi nance establishing parking restrictions at electric charging stations was approved. The following decisions were made on the requests of Wind ermere Winter Park Venture LLC: nance amending the comprehensive plan, future land use map to change the designation of SingleFamily Residential to MediumDensity Residential on the prop erty at 444 W. Swoope Ave. was approved. zoning map to change the zon ing designation of Single-Family District on the property at 444 W. Swoope Ave. was approved. The conditional-use approval to build a new two-story, 10-unit, residential condominium building at 434 and 444 West Swoope Ave. was approved with an amend ment. annexing the property at 600 Lee Road and that portion of Inter state 4 contiguous to the property within the city of Winter Park at The resolution designating 1301 Pelham Road as a Historic Resource in the Winter Park Reg ister of Historic Places was ap proved. nance amending the historic pres ervation section of the Land De velopment Code was tabled. nance amending Ordinance No. Management Clinics, was ap proved. Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the proval by the City Commission.Mead Garden Public MeetingPlease make plans to attend this public meeting on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m., at Mead Botanical Garden located at 1300 S. Denning Drive. A closer look will be taken at the proposed Lease Management and Operational Plans being presented to the City Commission by the Mead Botanical Garden Inc. organization. Call Visit www.cityofwinterpark.org, nd us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Page 8 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARARCHH 1 At noon Thursday, March 1, the Casa Feliz Parlor Series will sponsor BBachs Lunch: The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and HHarpsichord with the B Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. Tickets are $15. Reservations are required. Call 407-646-2182. MARARCHH 2 The B Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park pres ents the William Inge play, BBus Stop from March 2-19. Call 407-920-4034. RRummage Sale to B Benet Local Missions is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2 and March 3, at First United Methodist Church Win ter Park, 125 N. Interlachen  Ave. The Maitland Mens Club is having its annual Garage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in the former WinnDixie parking lot in Maitland. Call 407-6948737. EEaster Seals Florida will host its annual AA Pair to R Remember Cocktails, Couture & Compas sion luncheon and auction on Friday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mall at Millenia. EEmail mslaymaker@.easterseals.com DDate N Night at Leu Gardens   featuring The Ad justment B Bureau is Friday, March 2. Gardens open at 6 p.m. and movie time is 7:30 p.m. Gar den Admission is $5 plus tax adult and $2 plus tax child. Visit leugardens.org The Winter Park Playhouse presents the Cen tral Florida Premiere of the hit musical com edy  The A Andrews B Brothers, The N New s Musical,   playing March 2-24.  For reserva tions visit  www.winterparkplayhouse.org. Maitland Jewelers Grand Opening Celebra tion is Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at 500 E E. HHoratio Ave. Call 407-628-0615. CaddyShanks Virtual Golf & Sports Pub is host ing a fundraiser for The Faine H House A Project of H H.O.P.EE (HHome of Positive E Encouragement) at BBaldwin Parks First Friday event March 2 from 69 p.m. MARARCHH 3 The second annual EDNEDNCF NEDA NEDA Walk is Satur day, March 3, at 10 a.m. (Registration BBegins at 9 a.m.) at Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost BBlvd., Altamonte Springs. To pre-register, visit www.nedawalk.org or call 321-231-0791. Its $20 per adult, $10 children younger than 12. MARARCHH 4 Orlando Area H Historical Rose Society at H Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Ave., presents Why, what, and how to incorporate  oth er H Herbs into my H Heritage R Rose Garden at 2:30 p.m. March 4. Its free. On Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. Catherine Giordano will speak on The A Amazing Gift of Laughter at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. The hour event is free and open to the public. Contact Maitland Public Library at 407-647-7700.  The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Visit central oridawatercolor.org An International Screening of IIranian Taboo a documentary lm exposing the Iranian governments persecution of the B Bah community is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the B Bush Audito rium at Rollins College. MARARCHH 6 The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at H Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. For est Ave. Its free. Call 407-647-5233. MARARCHH 8 Sunshine, B Booze, and Monkeys: The A An thropology of Florida Tourism by Jason Wenzel, Professor of Anthropology at Valencia College, is 7-8:30 p.m. March 8 at H Harry P. Leu Gardens. Its free. Contact kagidusko@hotmail. com or 321-948-3994. $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 Hannibal Square Wine Tasting: The Fine Art of Wine KICK OFF ART FESTIVAL WEEKEND WITH THE Thursday, March 15 5:30 8 p.m. West New England Avenue Music by The Redcoats Wine & Beer Samples Hors doeuvres Visit www.winterpark.org or call 407.644.8281 Supported by: Featuring $20 Winter Park Chamber Members in advance $25 Non-Members & at the Door Tickets & Info Presented by: Calendar Chili Cook-off The third annual Orlando Chili Cook-off is noon Saturday, March 3, at B Blue Jacket Park. Visit tinyurl.com/87x2oe9 Green parade The 33rd annual Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade is Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park. Call 407-222-0645 or visit www.cityofwinterpark.org

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Page 9 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles About 17 percent of children younger than 19 are obese thats 12.5 million people, accord ing to the Center for Disease Con trol and Prevention. The Junior League of Greater Orlando wants to change that by inspiring and educating fami lies on the importance of being healthy. annual Fit-n-Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at south Central Park in Winter Park. The event will feature more than 40 exhibitors, free giveaways and nutrition professionals. Allison Hudson, president of the Junior League, said lack of access to healthful food, as well as food education, is a problem that leads to poor food choices. The kids can go home and tell their mom Hey, we need to eat healthier! but unless you get that parent in there learning why they need to eat healthier, its a hard cycle to break, she said. Her organization is advocat ing for Florida Senate Bill 852, titled the Healthy Food Retail Act, which would aim to improve access to healthful food through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It would help fund projects that increase access to fresh fruits and vegeta bles in underserved areas, accord ing to the bill summary. Hudson cites the issue of food deserts, or areas that are without proper access to healthy food, as an issue that affects nutrition. They may not have a super market close to them it could theres no bus route to the super market, so a lot of these kids are they have a McDonalds or what ever near them, Hudson said. Dr. Scott Graves, a naturopath ic doctor, practices a form of med icine that focuses on the healing power of nature and the bodys own capacity to heal itself. Graves says that although exercise is im portant, a good diet is absolutely critical to personal health, and parents are the key to providing that for children. Its up to the parents to have healthy lifestyles because theyre the ones that are going to be put ting the food on the table, he said. Theyre the ones that are going to be packing the lunches. Theyre the ones that are going to be making those choices for the children. 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH O RLANDO A VE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.E NZIAN.ORG SHAME Fri, Sun 3:45 6:30 9:15 Sat 6:30 9:15 Mon Thurs 6:30 9:15 TIM AND ERICS BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE Fri 12 Midnight Sat 12 Midnight Wednesday Night Pitcher Show John Carpenters THE THING 8 FREE Candy apples because theyre good, and sometimes they stick to your teeth. Cornelius Baker, 8 Killarney Elementary School We asked kids at the Winter Park Community Center what healthy foods they like to make and eat. I eat mangoes, apples, oranges and kiwis, because theyre healthy for your body. Xavier Neally, 9 Brookshire Elementary My favorite type of healthy food is oranges. I make orange juice to drink it with breakfast in the morning. Edward Francis, 10 Audubon Park Elementary I like watermelons because theyre sweet, and theyre healthy for you. You can make fruit bowls. Chakya Gallion, 10 Audubon Park Elementary Grapes, because theyre juicy and sweet. Alexis Quinn, 8 Audubon Park Elementary aARcCHiIVeE PHotoOTO byBY KAREN MCENANY-pPHIllLLIpPS tTHeE obseOBSERVeER SStudents move through the MMarkham Woods MMiddle lunch line, which boasts healthier options, such as fresh fruit and a salad bar. SSpotlight on kids nutrition Fit-n-Fun Fest aims to educate kids and parents about health AANDY CCEBAllLLOS Observer Staff The fth annual Junior League of Greater Orlandos Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at south Central Park in Winter Park.  Its free. V Visit www.jlgo.org/orlando For some quick tips on healthy snacking and recipes, turn to page 10.

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Page 10 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FamilyCalendar CCheese and AApple SSailboats Difculty: Easy Makes: 4 servings Ingredients:en 1 apple 4 slices cheese Wooden toothpicks Directions:en Cut the apple into four wedges, and remove the core. Trim the cheese slices to make triangles resembling sails. Thread the cheese triangles on wooden toothpicks. Stick the toothpicks into the apple wedges for sails. RRecipe source: Food 4 Life, The Junior League of Greenwich, Conn. Fire AAnts & Grass CClippings Prep time: 5 minutes Difculty: Easy Makes: 4 servings Ingredients:en 12 oz. broccoli slaw 1/2 cup Asian ginger low-fat dressing 1/4 cup craisins 1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup bacon crumbles Directions: Open bag of broccoli slaw. Dump slaw, craisins, bacon and pumpkin seeds in bowl. Pour dressing over slaw. Toss well. Note: This recipe is best if it sits in the fridge for a couple of hours and is tossed again before serving. RRecipe source: Cecily Lilly, Junior League of Florence RRainbow Pizza Prep time: 10 minutes Difculty: Easy Makes: 6 servings Ingredients:en Prepared pizza dough (whole wheat dough can be substituted) Spaghetti/pizza sauce Reduced fat/low-fat/2% mozzarella cheese Cooked chicken pieces/cooked lean ground beef or turkey/Canadian bacon Chopped carrots, broccoli, black beans, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, spinach, onion, bell pepper and/or asparagus Pineapple chunks and/or diced pears Pine nuts and/or sun dried tomatoes Directions:en 1. Spoon sauce on top of pizza dough. 2. Top with variety of toppings to make a rainbow of fruits, veggies and proteins. 3. Top with cheese. 4. Cook in oven according to pizza dough package directions. RRecipe source: Monica Penkilo, Junior League of TylerBoys Town Central Florida representatives know getting toddlers to eat nutritious foods can be a challenge, but hope the following tips may help struggling parents: Encourage kids to try new foods. Ask your child to taste the new food and describe it back to you. Talk to your child about what is in the food: protein for muscles, carbohydrates for energy and cal cium for strong bones.  Teach your child that snack food is not bad and that sweets times.  Realize that many tastes are acquired and your child may eventually learn to like a food that he or she initially refused. Parents can help teach their children to eat healthy by lead ing by example, says Dr. Kelli Shidler, a Boys Town pediatri cian. Keep healthy choices such as apples, bananas, yogurt or cheese sticks in an accessible area for children. Here are some other healthy snack solutions from Boys Town: Vanilla wafers or graham en crackers dipped in yogurt Pretzel twistsen Cottage cheese with pine -en apple chunks Oatmeal with sliced peach -en es Crackers with low-fat cream en cheese Dried fruit or trail mixen Fresh fruit (apples, grapes, en pears) dipped in yogurt   You can nd more information on healthy eating and nutrition online at tinyurl.com/snacktips. The Boys Town National HHotline also offers free advice to parents 24/7 at 1-800-448-3000. 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn Look for your insert in today's paperwww.centraloridafair.com Central Florida Fair March 1 March 11 Enjoy  a free movie and popcorn on the lawn at 7 p.m. on Satur day, March 3, as Orangewood Church and School in Maitland invite the community for Puss in BBoots.   Admission, popcorn and parking are free. Its at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. V Visit  orangewood movienight.com The fth annual Junior League of Greater Orlandos KKids in the KKitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest will fea ture more than 40 exhibitors, free giveaways, nutrition professionals and much more. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at South Central Park in Winter Park.  The 33rd annual Winter Park S St. Patricks D Day Parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, in downtown Winter Park. For more information regarding the 33rd annual St. Patricks Day Parade, please call 407-222-0645 or visit cityofwin terpark.org SStorytime at Leu Gardens presented by Nemours BrightStart! is at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 5, at Orange County Library Systems storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens the rst Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Share stories and songs with your little one. This is a free indoor event. VVisit LeuGardens.org Enzians Popcorn Flicks in Central Park is 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8,  featuring The M Man Who K Knew Too M Much at the Central Park Main Stage in Winter Park. Maitland Public Library events: Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Center Author series: The A Amazing Gift of Laughter by Catherine Giord iano. Find out how to let laughter improve your life. Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Cen ter Nutrition series: Glutenfree, its not just baking. Local cook George Glaser will demon strate how to make a gluten-free smoothie and a special soup. Please register for this free work shop, 407-647-7700. Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. CChildrens C Culture C Club: I Ireland will be the highlighted country of the month. Wednesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Center H Health series: A Asthma and AAllergies program. Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. celebrate St. Patricks Day early as youre entertained by Watters SSchool of I Irish D Dancers. Learn about the culture and see some fantastic costumes. Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. the Maitland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. Each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it hosts baby time stories and ac tivity. Each Thursday at 4 p.m., it hosts R Reading Buddies for kin dergarten through fth-grade. Call 407-647-7700.Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com HHow to introduce kids to new foods Healthy, fun-to-make snacks Inviting children into the kitchen to help prepare meals can improve their future eating habits

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Page 11 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FEATURING THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AND BACH SCHOLAR DR. CHRISTOPH WOLFF JOHN V. SINCLAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR WED LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 77TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: MMarch 2 and 4 Verdis RRigoletto Its a melodic and very Italian evening of seduction, treachery and vendettas. On March 2 and March 4, the Orlando Philhar monic and Florida Opera Theatre join forces to present Giuseppe Verdis opera-masterpiece Rigoletto at the Bob Carr PAC. Frank McClain will direct with Joel Revzen conducting. In the opera, the hunchbacked court jester (Rigoletto) is detested by everyone but his loving daughter Gilda. Unfortunately, the womanizing Duke of Mantua has chosen Gilda as his next conquest, leaving it to Rigoletto to protect his innocent daughter. Rigoletto is performed with the orchestra on stage, bringing the cast up close and personal with the audience. Call 407-770-0071 or visit Or landoPhil.org MMarch 2 to 24 The AAndrews BBrothers, AA NNew s MMusical Yes, you read the title cor rectly. The Andrews Brothers is a new 1940s musical comedy run ning from March 2 to March 24 at the always fun, always innovative Winter Park Playhouse. The Andrews Brothers includes 27 Andrews Sisters songs and tells the wacky story of three broth ers working for the USO in the Andrews Sisters (scheduled to perform) do not arrive, the broth to entertain the troops.  Featuring in Florida Kevin Kelly, Todd Mummert,  Roy Alan  and  Sarah Michele this promises to be cess for the Playhouse. Visit  Win terParkPlayhouse.org or call 407-645-0145. MMarch 2 to 19 BBus SStop at BBreakthrough In 1956 a play opened on Broadway that was nominated for four Tony Awards, immedivided Marilyn Monroe with one of her most legendary roles. The play is Bus Stop by William Inge, and it will be presented by the Breakthrough Theatre from March 2 to March 19. Set in a diner west of Kansas City, a snowstorm has caused a weatherenforced layover for the riders in the bus. Stuck in the diner as the snow falls, romantic, quasiromantic and explosive relationships ensue. The Breakthrough Theatre is at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. For reserva tions call  407-920-4034. MMarch 3 SSisaundra and a fundraiser You may know her as a Billboard chart topper or as an Oscar nominee, and you may have seen her as the voice of Orlando's Cirque du Soleil La Nouba. She is Sisaundra, Central Floridas singing sensation, and she will perform at the Garden Theatres annual fundraiser on March 3. Before the performance, guests will enjoy an Indulgence DineAround and silent auction. Following the performance, dessert will be served along with a meet-and-greet with Sisaundra. Its one great evening, with one theater. Visit gardentheatre.org/ encore MMarch 9 BBeethovens 5th by the MMinnesota OOrchestra The Minnesota Orchestra will present a performance of Beethovens Symphony No. 5 on Friday, March 9, thanks to the generosity of an anony mous donor and the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. Adding to the rapturous sound of the evening is violinist phenomenon Midori, who will perform Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor. Led by Music Director Osmo Vnsk, the program also features Brahms Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn. Hav ing made her debut at age 11 with the New York Philharmonic Midoris 29-year performing career is among the greatest be fore the public today. The concert is set for 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Call 407770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org MMarch 10 James BBond and AAustin Powers in concert! The forces of evil better stay away from the Bob Carr PAC on Saturday, March 10, as the Or lando Philharmonic pays tribute to James Bond, Austin Powers, Inspector Clouseau and other spies (and arch-villains) of the cinema with Bond and Beyond, performed at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC. The concert features music from 007 movies such as Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love and winner Debbie Gravitte provides vocals for James Bond favorites. For tickets call 407-770-0071, or visit OrlandoPhil.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. HHe 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.Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendarVerdi up close SSisaundra RRigoletto

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Page 12 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Karen Smedley isnt a teach er in the traditional sense. She doesnt have a classroom full of kids raising their arms high in the air for a chance to answer a ques tion, she doesnt line them up to go to lunch or write on a chalk board. But she does teach children as a volunteer. Smedley is a senior who has always followed a passion for teaching without the pay. Shes one nominee for Home Instead Senior Cares Salute to Senior Service program. The company is recognizing outstanding senior volunteers from all over the coun try who they call Senior Heroes. A few national winners will be selected to have $5,000 donated to their charity of choice. Pursuing another passionSmedley has volunteered for what seems like forever, she said. While she said she loves her job helping others as a home health aide for Home Instead Senior Care in the Winter Park and Maitland area, volunteering has given her an opportunity to pursue a passion outside that. As soon as her children were old enough to participate in school and Girl and Boy Scouts, she and her husband stepped up to the plate to lead them through. She made costumes for her daughters high school drama program while she was in school, and is still on call years later when they need a ing dresses for 6-foot-tall high school boys, she said with a laugh. Shes also volunteered teaching kids how to sew. Since 1978 shes led Girl Scout troops while her daughter was growing up, and now leads her granddaughters troop. Smedley said she loves teaching the girls in ways that are outside the box. Shes a hands-on, touch it and see it sort of person, and uses that strategy with the girls. Shes got a gentle voice and is quick to offer a smile to all of her Girl Scouts. She brings to the table a whole new way of learning, Fiona Or zolek, the mother of one of her Girl Scouts, said. Smedleys favorite moments are when she can tell the girls are really grasping something new. If you can just spark one little ideajust to be able to see the light bulbs go off, she said. Theyre like little sponges. Tapping senior experienceHaving a new outlet to express themselves is what inspires many seniors to volunteer, said Jane Watkins, executive director of Florida Senior Programs, which encompasses senior volunteer 88141 PRAD WPO 3/2012W Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792When you consider moving to a continuing care retirement community, what are you looking for? Luxury amenities? Spectacular buildings and grounds? A pool and tness center? Superb dining? Certainly. But, thats just the beginning. Because if youre thinking about a CCRC, youre really looking for long-term care. For life. In a facility that meets the highest standards. With the most competent, caring staff. And a longstanding track record of satisfaction. In short . a community like The Mayower. Here, you have the freedom and exibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. All with the assurance of guaranteed pre-funded assisted living and skilled nursing services in our Gold Seal Health Center. And, oh yes, theres a board-certied physician on staff in our Geriatric Outpatient Clinic to handle all your primary-care medical needs.Plus a Gold Seal Rated Health Center!Hows that for a long-term care plan? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. RESORT STYLE LIVING that comes with LONG TERM CARE [ guaranteed ] Mayower Clinic Director Jesus Lopez, M.D. LIMITED OPENINGS for Rehab or Long-Term Care in The Mayower Health Center. MAY 821 Dr. Lopez Ad WPO.indd 1 2/6/12 4:32 PM 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. SSenior OObserver PHotoOTO byBY ISAAC BABCOCK tTHeE obseOBSERVeER SSalute to SSenior SService nominee KKaren SSmedley has led Girl Scout troops since 1978. Now she leads her granddaughters troop. Please see SAlLUtTE on page 17 SSeniors serving the community HHome Instead Senior Care is working to recognize exceptional senior volunteers BBRIttTTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff To nominate your favorite senior volunteer for the Salute to Senior Service program, visit SaluteToSeniorService.com. The deadline for entries is March 15. If youre a senior looking to volunteer, visit rsvporlando.org or call 407-4221535.

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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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George Carroll, M.D., has over 20 years ex perience in sexual medicine, and is actively involved in the following: 407-894-9959 SSenior CCommunity BBulletin MManaging meds The Jewish Pavilion provided a free Medication Management workshop for volunteers and community members on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Colonial Medical. H Hank and Bonnie Charpen tier from Partners in H Health Care, a silver sponsor of the Pavilion, lead this informative seminar. Seniors with disabilities or chronic illness take a lot of medications, sometimes more than 50 pills a day. When taken correctly, medications can relieve symptoms and may even save the persons life, but medication taken incorrectly can do the exact opposite. The workshop presenters stressed the importance of medication management making sure that you and your loved one takes the right medication, at the right time, and in the right dos age. Pictured left to right are Pavilion volunteers Corinne Brail, Gloria New berger and Morris RRashy. SSeniors First gets $5KK Seniors First, Inc. is pleased to an nounce that they have been award ed a $5,000 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). This grant was provided through MOWAAs Most Meals contest, in partnership with Subarus Share the Love campaign, which helps raise funds for select nonprot organizations during the holiday sea son. NNominate a senior volunteer The H Home Instead Senior Care of ce, serving seniors in Orange, Os ceola and Seminole counties, has an nounced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. From the OOrange CCounty CCommission on AAging newsletter AActive Lifestyles MMagazine The Active Lifestyles Magazine show is produced by Orange TVV and can now be seen in our neighboring county of Lake. V Visit www.lakefronttv. com for schedule times and program ming. AAre YY ou Prepared in the EEvent of an EEmergency? The Center for Independent Living can help you create an Emergency Preparedness Plan. Contact Emily Fry at 407-623-1070, ext 112 for more information. DDid you know? National Consumer Protection Week 2012 is March 4 -10 and encourages consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions in the mar ketplace. To learn more, visit Orange Countys Consumer Fraud website at www.oc.net and select Consumer Fraud from the drop down box. NNews SStories Local 6 encapsulates Seniors First HHigh Tea and H Hats fundraiser event. VVisit tinyurl.com/local6highhats Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com RRampage 2012 Wielding a post-hole digger was a much larger tool than Dr. Stuart Drop kin is used to working with in his Winter Park dental practice, but he says, The rewards were just the same great smiles. R Rampage 2012 is a two-day project, one of many organized by the Center for Independent Living, that built wheelchair ramps for disabled people. Pictured: From left to right front row, Dr. Stuart Dropkin, R Ralph Legarretta, Gloria Lobnitz and Tom Tanenbaum take a rest after a morning of post-hole digging for a new wheelchair ramp for a wonderfully deserving family. Lehotsky retires Cornerstone H Hospice & Pallia tive Care President and CEO Pat Lehotsky plans to retire after 15 years of service. Cornerstone HHospice cares for Winter Park and Maitland patients and families facing a life-threatening illness, as well as patients throughout all Orange County and six other Central Florida counties. With condence, I leave Cornerstone H Hospice in the capable hands of its leaders and staff, who will continue to provide the best in end-of-life care to the communi ties we serve, Lehotsky said.

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Page 16 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARCHMARCH 3 The AArmand M Marchesano O Orchestra will play music for ballroom dancing on Saturday, March 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Beardall Senior Cen ter,  800 S. Delaney Ave., Orlando on the cor ner of Orange Avenue and Gore Street. Please bring a covered dish to share. The cost is $4 per person, which also includes coffee and refresh ments supplied by the city of Orlando. For more information, call 407-246-2637. MARCHMARCH 4 The Foundation Fighting Blindness will host its OOrlando Vision S Seminar on Sunday, March 4, from 1-5 p.m., at the H Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport. This free informational symposium is part of the Foundations V Vision Seminar Series. The seminar is free. Advance registration is requested; call 800-647-0008 or visit www.FightBlindness.org/OrlandoSeminar to reserve a seat. MARCHMARCH 7 Trivia 4 U U is 7 p.m. March 7 and March 21 at University Club of Winter Park. Mark your cal endars for free trivial pursuit games on the rst and third Wednesday of each month. If you have any questions please call 407-810-3611 or email ckulmann@gmail.com MARCHMARCH 8 Did you know that the biggest color for spring is tangerine? Women of all faiths will learn about the latest colors, trends and styles at a f ashion presentation on the runway at Bloomingdales at the Mall at Millennia on Thursday, March 8, at 10:45 a.m. The couvert is $25 and includes a mimosa brunch and goody bag. Bloomingdales is donating 10 percent of all sales to the Jew ish Pavilion. V Visit www.jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. MARCHMARCH 9 Victoria Lynn S Schultz H Harpist, plays at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at University Club of Winter Park. Non-members are $20 and must prepay by MC/ VVisa by Monday, March 5. Members are $15 (call the reservation line) by noon, Wednesday, March 7. Call 407-644-6149 or visit http:// www.universityclubwinterpark.org/ MARCHMARCH 10 On March 10, the Maitland s Womans Club will be holding its annual fashion show and luncheon at Maison & Jardin, 430 S. Wymore RRoad, Altemonte Springs. Cost is $30 cash or check. For tickets call 407-539-0038 or 407830-6373. MWC is a nonprot organization. Proceeds go to our local charities. The Orlando/Winter Park Branch of American Association Of University Women will host its AAnnual S Spring Literary Luncheon featuring Carol Frost, acclaimed author of 11 books of poetry, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Price is $35 and reservations are required. To make reservation, please send check to Susan H Hoke, 558 Oak R Reserve Lane, Winter Park, FL 327892. V Visit www.AAUWOr lwp.org MARCHMARCH 15 CCounsel for C Caregivers S Seminar S Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson RRoom, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, is Thurs day, March 15, at 12:10 p.m. The topic being presented is Questions to ask when selecting a long term care facility. Please R RSVVP to of ceonaging@oc.net or 407-836-7446. The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, will host an OOpen H House event, in celebration of the American Legions 93rd anniversary of its founding in 1919, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at 4490 N. Golden rod RRoad, Winter Park. Call 407-671-6404. MARCHMARCH 16 Cornerstone H Hospice, servicing Osceola and Orange counties, will be conducting a two-day volunteer training toward the required certi cation to become a H Hospice V V olunteer on Friday, March 16, and Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Training is at 8009 South Orange Ave., Orlando. Please pre-register by calling 800-503-5756. MARCHMARCH 20 MMilitary R Retired O Ofcers Wives C Club of C Cen tral Florida meets March 20 and the third Tues day of each month, September through May from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Club at 12 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando. For information, contact Marty H Harrison at 407-8861922 or El len Paul at 407-696-4809. MARCHMARCH 23 Put Pain in I Its Place! H How to Get O Osteoarthri tis Pain under C Control is a one-day, train-thetrainer session hosted by the National Council on Aging and the Arthritis Foundation. This free training session is being held Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Marks Street Senior RRecreation Complex, 99 East Mark St., Orlando, FL 32803. R RSVVP by March 16 to Christine.hard ing@ncoa.org or call 202-479-6605. AAPRIRIL 13 Celebrate In Celebration is this years theme of the AAnnual C Caregiver R Retreat being held April 13 15. Its held at the R Radisson R Resort Orlando Celebration H Hotel. The cost per person is $75.00. R RSVVP by March 23rd to Cindi at 407843-1910, ext. 301 or email: cindi@ADRRCca res.org. MAIMAITLANDAND SENIORSENIOR CENCENTERER EEVENENTSS The MMaitland S Senior C Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, call 407-539-6251 or visit www. itsmymaitland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in March at 10:30 a.m. for Line D Dance Lessons Class is 2 hours and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. From Feb. 7 April 17 AARRP will be offering free tax assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Please make sure to bring all appropriate tax information with you. The last person is helped at 3 p.m. Join us every Monday & Friday in March at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies Check our calendar online (ItsMyMaitland.com) to see what movies are showing in March. Join John every Monday, Thursday, and Friday in March at 9 a.m. for YY oga Please wear com fortable 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 mak ing new friends and sharing your favorite pat terns? Then join our KKnit & C Crochet group every Monday in March at 10 a.m. Bring your current project and have some fun! Join us every Monday in March at 1 p.m. for our CConversational French group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in French to participate. Join Esther every Tuesday in March at 9 a.m. for Tai C Chi classes Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in March at 1 p.m. for our CConversational S Spanish group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to par ticipate. Join Ann every Friday in March for RRecorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from SS.HH.II.NN.EE. (SServing H Health I Insurance N Needs of E Elders) The program provides free unbiased counsel ing about Medicare, Medigap, H HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com 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! 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Page 17 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. Our professional team prides itself on making your life easier. We also provide in-hospital private duty care, which offers close, personal attention and reassurance in an unfamiliar and often frightening environment. Our ofce hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our professional team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. During hours when the ofce is closed and during the weekends and holidays, the on-call coordinator is available by telephone 24 hours per day.www.HarbourPrivateDutyNursing.com License # 299991382phone (407) 895-8188 fax 407-895-9339 St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing organization RSVP Orlando and Foster Grandparents of Central Florida. Its a great way for seniors to continue to contribute their exper tise and experience after they retire, and to explore interests they didnt have time for before. Their identity is associated with work, and when they retire they lose that, Watkins said. Watkins says theyre a resource society doesnt always readily tap into, though. Theres this assumption that life slows down as a se nior, the vision of someone tired or fragile and stuck in a wheelchair. But really, theres a wisdom that comes with experience, and that makes seniors great problem solv ers. They are a productive part of society, they have a place here but they are too often ignored, she said. As a community we need to recognize their skills. Home Instead is looking to re verse those ideas with their recognition of senior volunteers. Were on a mission to change the face of aging, Debra Foscolo, owner of the Home Instead Senior lifes not ending. IImproving quality of life Smedleys certainly isnt. She calls being a senior her second childhood. And volunteering has been a place to keep her active and engaged with her community, greatly improves the quality of life for seniors. For many, family is far away and seniors can become iso lated quickly. Its a way to make while making a difference in others lives. While Smedley is very close to her family, she said her volunteer work is something that has helped her cope with the recent loss of her husband. ness, she said. And she cant be lonely when theres a whole group of 8and 9-year-old girls looking to her for advice, reassurance and grandmo void for some of them, and hopes that she teaches them to have a conscience. Her granddaughter has learned that and more from at whatever she tries. I can improve anything, Ashley Smedley, 9, said. SAlLUtTE | C ONTINUED FRROM pagePAGE 12 PHotosOTOS couCOURtesy TESY ofOF SSENIORS fFIRStT SSeniors First kicked off its annual fund raising effort with HHigh Tea & H Hats at The Peabody Orlando. More than $40,000 was raised to benet seniors living in Orange and Seminole coun ties. Pictured above, from left to right, are winners of Most Outstanding, Most Proper and Most Creative awards. At top is philanthropist HHarriett Lake (in pink) with other participants. Hats o to aiding seniors

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Page 18 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer OOpinions CCampaign to educate area drivers about distracted drivingThe Winter Park Police Department has help educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. This initiative will focus on educational efforts to bring atten tion to the elements of distracted driving, prevention and the consequences of not practicing safe driving techniques. An enforcement campaign is also underway crashes. The Winter Park Police Departments goal with this campaign is simple: save lives by getting drivers to remember that distracted driving can kill. You are 23 times more likely to have an accident while driving distracted. Un fortunately, Winter Park has experienced been attributed to distracted driving and in a recent study conducted by the Winter Park Police Department, 20 percent of all drivers on Winter Park roadways were driving while distracted. In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more injured nationwide in distracted driving crashes. That same year, 20 percent of injury crashes involved reports of distracted driving.  We all know that driving while distracted is dangerous, but that doesnt stop most people from continuing to do it. This effort is intended to educate our community about the dangers of cell phone use and other distractions while driving. We hope that once people see the statistics and realize the danger involved, they will change their driving habits to help protect themselves, their families and others on the road. Every driver in the city of Winter Park has a role in this effort. However, we es pecially want to reach out to parents with teen drivers because we know that statistically, the under-20 age group has had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes. The Winter Park Police Department is currently working with the Winter Park High School to get out the word to our youngest drivers. There are three types of distractions: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel) and cognitive (taking your mind off what you are doing). Distractions can include but are not limited to texting, using a cell/ smart phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, loud music, grooming, reading (including maps), using a navigation system, and/or watching a video. One text or call could wreck it all. RRandy Durkee Lieutenant, Special Operations Winter Park Police DepartmentFlorida's doctor shortage will blunt health reform's effectThe new health reform law is expected to create 32 million more insured Americans, according to the Congressional plans to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and subsidize purchases on healthinsurance exchanges when it requires most Americans to carry insurance in 2014. However, an insurance card will not mean much to patients without providers to care for them. Florida will have more than 2.2 million more insured residents because of this reform, according to an Urban Institute analysis. contact for people with undiagnosed illnesses. They include family physicians, pe diatricians and internal-medicine doctors. Primary-care physicians' share of the U.S. healthcare dollar is only 7 cents. However, primary-care doctors control 80 cents of the healthcare dollar by sending their patients to hospitals, referring them to spe cialists and handing out prescriptions. The U.S. has about the same number of physicians per capita as other industrialized nations, however, the U.S. has far fewer primary-care physicians than specialists. They make up about 50 percent of the physician workforce in most other developed nations, compared with 35 percent in the U.S. The number of U.S. specialists per capita has risen dramatically since 1965, while the ratio of primary-care physicians has remained relatively constant, because specialists earn as much as three times more income. The outlook is for more of the same: greater scarcity of primary care and a growing supply of specialists. Massachusetts reformed its state healthcare system in 2006, giving the nation a glimpse of what is to come when access to health insurance is expanded without expanding the supply of primary care. The average wait for a non-urgent appoint ment with an internist rose from 17 days in 2005, to 48 days in 2011. Less than half of family physicians there are accepting new patients, compared with 70 percent four years ago. Massachusetts has about 108 primarycare physicians for every 100,000 residents, compared with only about 78 per 100,000 in Florida. This ultimately suggests an even longer wait locally. The primary-care workload is expected to increase by nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2025. A number of factors feed this demand, including a growing populamedical conditions as they age, and the newly insured because of the reform law. However, the supply of primary-care physicians is expected to rise by only two, to 7 percent. Three out of four physicians say they already are at or over capacity. The math screams that there will be a crisis of healthcare access in the next 15 years. Expect longer waits for appointments, shorter physician visits, greater use of non-physicians for routine care and higher prices. The U.S. trains about 16,000 doctors a year. The nation would have to increase that number by 6,000 to 8,000 annually for 20 years to meet expected demand. Add ing to the sense of urgency is the fact that about one out of four Florida physicians is age 60 or older. About 15 percent of Florida residents currently live in federally designated primary-care shortage areas. Physicians tend to cluster in areas where supply is already high rather than where the need is greatest. About 80 percent of new physi cians in the 1980s and 1990s did this. patients, high-tech hospitals and civic amenities that offer a better quality of life. These high-income enclaves are also home to the nation's healthiest people. Most do not want to recognize that health care is rationed. It is done so by lack of insurance. Health reform is expected to rectify that, but it will exacerbate a new form of rationing: the doctor is not in.  Steve Jacob Author HHealth Care in 2020: Where Uncertain RReform, Bad HHabits, Too Few Doctors and Skyrocketing Costs Are Taking UsThe school in Chardon, Ohio, that was shaken by a shooting Monday that killed three students had a plan in place for this type number of injured or dead at the school could have been greater if that werent the case. One teacher risked his life chasing the shooter away, and an announcement over the schools address system alerted students to take cover under their desks and for teachers to lock down their classrooms. Its a drill theyve done many times before. The school also had an alert sys tem set up that allowed them to tell parents about the shooting so that they could respond appro priately. Its hard to grasp that we live in a world where our schools need drills in place to ensure theyre protected in case one of but its that kind of foresight that possibly saved lives of Chardon High School students. No one wants to think that tragedies like this could happen at our Orange County schools but its smart to question whether local schools are as well-prepared to handle a similar situation. Searching the Orange County Public Schools website, the only emergency plan or drill described is an evacuation drill, where students must exit the school in a Though OCPS does have a more targeted anti-insurgency protocol in place, in light of the Chardon incident, a second look may be needed to see what we can learn from what the Ohio school did wrong, and what it did right. Preemptive action may have made this tragedy a non-incident. In Chardons case, responding to warnings on social networks could have stopped the alleged shooter before he started. Thomas "TJ" Lanes morbid and threatening posts on Facebook as well as a Twitter post warning about events at the school that day should have been seen and acted upon before it was too late. But how do you know if a outlet for their emotions, which can often be confusing and frustrating for teenagers, or if theyre really serious about doing something extreme? Plus, its unrealistic to expect schools to comb through their students Facebook pages, looking to anything that might spell danger in the classroom. Schools have a responsibility to keep our children safe but it cant be all on our teachers, guidance counselors and administra tors, especially in a time when shrinking budgets mean less resources. Parents, PTAs and other groups need to step up and take an active role in our childrens safety at school. Learn what you can about your schools emer gency policy, keep track of what your child is writing on Facebook and tweeting to friends and most importantly, talk to them regu larly so that any problems that come up stay solvable, rather than turning tragic. Our Observation HHave an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com RReassess school emergency protocol Letters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 27, 2012 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 27, 2012

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Page 19 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer On Jan. 1, a multi-year phase out of incandescent light bulbs began as part of the nations move toward clean energy. Consumers will notice changes in the light bulb aisle with a new array of energy options, but there is still quite a bit of confusion surrounding the transition to these bulbs and new technologies. In fact, nearly half of homeowners in the U.S. are unaware of the legislation changes, and 77 percent are still using the standard incandescent bulbs to light their homes. options lighting technologies include incandescent bulbs. Replacing standard incandescent bulbs options will bring immediate savings on electricity bills. The most innovative technology, LED bulbs, require higher upfront costs, but use 85 percent less energy than the standard incandescent while emitting the same amount of light and last about 23 years, meaning changing them happens less often. or CFLs, provide a great solution for homeowners looking to save energy without a large initial investment. CFL bulbs use 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs and last about nine years. CFLs come in threewith more range and options for consumers for different uses. The Home Depot offers CFL recycling for light bulbs. bulbs offer an easy transition for traditionalists, as they look and light just like the standard incandescent bulbs. Additiondescent bulbs are an affordable option that requires the least upfront investment. The bulbs last two to three years and are than standard bulbs. Learn the lighting lingo With new lighting technolo gies comes new lighting lingo that can make the light bulb some consumers. As LED, CFL cent bulbs are gaining popular ity, watts are no longer the only source of measurement. Watts measure the amount of energy used in a bulb, whereas lumens measure the bulbs brightness. For instance, if a light bulb label designates a higher number of lumens, the bulb will emit a brighter light. The color temperature, which describes the lights appearance in terms of warmth or coolness, is expressed on the Kelvin scale. Low Kelvin numbers, around 3,500 to 4,100, represent warm, soft light and would be best used in kitchens and bathrooms. High Kelvin numbers of about 5,000 and above are considered cool, bright lights and would be better suited for reading rooms or workspaces. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the closer the lights output will be to true sunlight. Additional cost savings Homeowners can also use dimmers to save energy and set the mood in any room. Advancements in technology, such as Lutron dimmers, have made it possible to dim LED, CFL cent bulbs to use less energy when bright light is not needed. Dimmers are compatible with and enable consumers to adjust brightness to suit their desired level. To learn more about energylocal The Home Depot store or HomeDepot.com/lightbulb. Dennis HHalligan is store manager of the HHome Depot on Narcoosee RRoad in Orlando.For some 18 years in New York I had a splendid black, male poodle who wore a simple sheep cut. Just a nice crown no knobs or other grotesqueries. When I walked him across the street in Central Park where rows of people often sat on benches, he caused quite a commotion with his physical beauty and his simple gate of poodle-superiority. He greeted people formally going toward them, and stopping short of being too familiar. He never jumped on anyone in all his years. His manners were so impeccable that I was embarrassed to take credit for them. He was simply born a perfect gentleman and I often told admirers that I had learned my manners from him! He who met him instinctively called him Sweetie, and that name stuck with him through the years. He went to Europe with me a dozen times and had admir ers in every opera house where I was rehearsing and performing. One day in Paris when the streets were icy, and the sidewalks covered with salt, I took Sweetie out for an early walk, then came back to my hotel room and stood him in three inches of warm water in the tub to left on, can crack a dogs paw-pads wide open. When I walked into the Paris Opra stage entrance to rehearse Elektra with Birgit Nilsson, the concierge looked at the ground around my feet, and asked concernedly, O est votre ami? (Where is your friend?) I explained about the salt on the sidewalk and told him that Sweetie was in my hotel room. Cest bien! Winter woesWhen we hear complaints about Floridas winter weather, we recall a Christmastime in Oxford, England, where we had been walking around all day in short sleeves enjoying unseasonal 65 de gree weather. We phoned our Winter Park home and were told that during the night the temperature had hit 19 degrees and our outside pipes had burst!Pay as you goIt is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle, which if acted on, would save one-half fersonTaking stockWould you buy stock in our federal government if it were a business on the New York Stock Exchange? The government cannot compete in creating wealth it can only spend the money it forces the citizens to give it. Jefferson said, When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.Jeffersons prowessJohn F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of Nobel Prize winners of the Western Hemisphere. He made this statement: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." SStop the spending The national debt amassed by the previous 43 presidents combined, from Washington to G.W. Bush, was $10.6 trillion. President Obama alone in three years has added $4.7 trillion more to the debt, is still spending and his term isnt over yet! Why dont we make this president keep his word and stop his wanton squandering? About RRoney: HHarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy RRoney) Chris Jepson Perspectives Where RRepublicans dare to go AAssorted sorties Its a legitimate question. What would you riot over? Water. Food. Rights. Prob ably in that order for me. But most of us (in America) are not so reduced to have to riot over water or food. But rights? We are not so disposed today to riot over rights but I can foresee a day when that might be the case. I was recently at the Planned Parent executive director for lunch. Outside, picketing along the sidewalk, were protesters. They stayed on the walkway but shouted at women (and me) to save the babies. Some quietly read their Bibles. Others held graphic signs equating abor tion with death. Which it is. Life begins at conception for me. I do not see the necessity to argue what is self-evident. You can get into when is the fetus viable outside the womb. When does brain function begin? When does it experience pain? But once a fertilized egg attaches, we are already well into what I would call life. Life actually begins when that exqui site chemistry of human attraction has copulation at the forefront of our minds, or loins, as the case might be. The delight ful dance of life we humans so willingly, nay, so eagerly perform is a timeless expression of lust, of desire, of love and passion and of genetics. To say life begins at conception diminishes that breathtak ing process. It is technically too simplistic. Part of me completely understands the position of those opposed to abortion. If we lived in the perfect world, every fertilized egg would eventually enter the world as a healthy baby to a welcoming mother (and father/partner). They would be loving parents who want nothing else but to invest their lives (and resources) ensuring the childs successful entry, as a functioning, self-supporting contributor to society. But, sigh, there is a time for everything. Life, too. No, the question surrounding family planning (birth control, abortion, etc.) is not when life begins but who will make the decision(s) regarding a womans fertility. Is what a woman does with her uterus state business? attack Obamacare as an intrusive over reach of government power, yet think it perfectly OK to aggressively insert the government into a womans uterus. Theres a humorous cartoon circulating on the internet showing a doctor holding a speculum, sitting at the end of an exam table. Hes a gynecologist or an obstetrician. You see a womans legs up in the stirrups, her waist covered. Shes obviously having a pelvic exam. The doctor has a puzzled but relieved expression on his face as he announces, I see the problem. You have Republicans in your vagina. Republicans up your wazooo? That is what is dawning on more and more Americans, younger women in particular, who thought/considered such reproductive matters (choice) decided in the 1970s. You expect people to object to abortion they get that, women do. But birth control? Youre starting to see comparisons drawn between the 17th century Puritan experiment (religious authoritarianism) in America with what Republicans are advocating today. Repression of women is unacceptable. Anywhere. Anytime. Reproductive choice is a womans right. It is a more basic right than voting. Ladies, ask yourself this: Which would you have your daughter give up last? Her right to vote? Or, the right to control her own body? It is that fundamental. Religious Republican Authoritarianism? Lets hope it doesnt come to riots. Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. H H es scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. R R each him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.USLouis RRoney Play On! New ecient lighting options DDENNIS HHAllLLIgGAN Guest Writer I LOVE THE iI DEA OF ONSTREET Di I Ni I NG iI N WP, AND I DONT THi I NK THERE wiWI LL BE ANY MORE DRUNKS THAN AT THE Si I DEw W ALK Di I Ni I NG THAT ALREADY EXi I STS. JAMi I WRAY HH eres what a reader wrote on Facebook about our staff opinion S S treet dining wont have any effect published on Feb. 16. DDennis HHalligan

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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, March 1, 2012 50+ tax wpmobserver.com Subscribe now! Visit wpmobserver.com Separating water, sewer and transportation fee credits from the property they belong to so that they can be sold as credit isnt something Maitland, or any other local city, has tried before. City Council isnt sure it wants to start now. The city is scheduled to issue Ravaudage developer Dan Bellows an estimated $1.5 million in impact fee credits when he cuts off utility service at Gem Lake Apartments, which will be torn down to make way for his $500 million mixed-use Ravaudage project. Bellows asked City Council members during Mondays meeting to consider instead allowing him to sell the credits to another Maitland developer for cash to generate fund ing to move his project along. This is a way to simply raise some capital to continue the devel opment process, Bellows said. After Community Development Director Dick Wells raised concerns over lack of city codes addressing crediting of impact fees, tracking of credit ownership and potential future costs to the city, the City Council agreed to further assess the idea, if Bellows can secure a city-ap proved buyer of the fees, and pay for the time the city attorney and staff will take to develop a code and process for such transactions. We have to balance our risk and cost with this, Councilman Phil Bonus said. Theres no reason to Admitting to dwindling park ing along Park Avenue, Winter Park city commissioners asked more spaces, and they gave some away in the process. Valet parkers may have more reason to head to the corner of Park and New England avenues after the Commission voted 5-0 to allow One Way Valet, which operates a free valet parking ser vice in the city, to have 10 more parking spaces. Those spaces would be freed up in the citys municipal lot on the west side of Central Park. One Way Valet al ready uses 10 spaces in that lot. Mary Demetri, co-owner of the Park Plaza Gardens Restau rant, which underwrites the valet service, said that they were ask ing for much fewer spaces than theyd originally agreed upon in city. We were promised 50 park ing spaces when I agreed to un derwrite it, and weve been re duced down to 10, she said. In my mind its just asking for less than half of what we were prom One Way Valet president Sam Papia said customers who valet park would be there for less time than those who dont, among whom he counted store employ ees and owners. We're having turnover, so in essence we're gaining more peo ple and more spots than some body who would park in those spots, Papia said, adding, Were able to park more cars there by double parking and stacking so were able to park 30 cars in a But that would mean 10 fewer spaces for those who prefer to park their own car, or who dont have the spare change for a cus tomary tip for the valet driv ers. Also part of the deal, which was suggested as being on a trial basis, is the city relinquish ing parking on the north side of New England Avenue bordering Winter Park has experienced several trafc-related deaths that may have been attributed to distracted driving. Page 18 Letters to the editor Lifestyles The free Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest on Saturday in Central Park will feature more than 40 exhibitors. Page 9 Senior Observer The section geared toward ages 55 and older features senior volunteers stories, event listings and more. Page 12 Calendar Don your best green outt and check out the Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade downtown on Sunday. Page 8 TAX DEFERREDFIXED ANNUITY RATE FOR 5 YEARS.Bob Adams 407-644-6646THE NATIONAL 5 YEAR CD RATE IS 1.34%3.35% 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 Please see COUNCIL on page 2 Please see P ARK on page 3 Maitland debates sale of fee credits for capital Ravaudage developer would sell $1.5 million in impact fee credits to help nance $500M project SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Spaces shrink downtown PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Cars line Park A venue on a recent Monday morning. The City Commission approved a measure that allots another 10 parking spaces to a valet service. One Way Valet was promised 50 parking spaces in 2005. It now has 20 spaces, which can hold as many as 30 cars. Winter Park gives up parking spaces on New England to make way for valet service ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Lake Avenue Lee Road Ravaudage Park Lake Lake Gem 92 17

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Page 2 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer dont know if I have a reason to say yes, either. City Attorney Cliff Shepard said the deal would in essence of the project, by allowing the sale of credits for cash. He cautioned no other local cities that have taken up such a deal, and advised the Council to proceed carefully. Although he said he sees no legal reason why it cant be done, they should explore all avenues before committing to a deal. For example, he said, without having a buyer secured ahead of time, the city would have no idea when or if the city would be re paid the value of those credits. It would be like having a gift card that a vendor wont honor, Shepard said. Bellows said he would not be seeking out this sort of deal if he didnt need the money to contin ue to further the development of Ravaudage, which would be built 50 acres in unincorporated Or ange County thats scheduled to be annexed into Winter Park. I can run out of money on it, bulldoze it and just pay my taxes and cut the lawn, Bellows said, Or we can work through this. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker and Councilwoman Bev Reponen agreed that the Council should proceed with caution before mov ing forward with considering this new type of deal. With money already tight for the city, Reponen said she was wary of entering an agreement not knowing what it could cost the city in the future. You have to understand our position. We want to develop our downtown location too, Re ponen said, but we dont even have enough money to do our own infrastructure its hard to give something away that we dont have ourselves. Bonus said he is open to look ing into moving forward with Bellows to do what the city can to secure the future success of the south side of Maitland, where the Ravaudage project is planned, but that more talk as to how it will be done is needed in the future. Its creative, but Im not sure the city is in the position to take that risk with you, but we do want Ravaudage to succeed, Bonus said, whether this is the next step for that Im not so sure. When and if Bellows secures a buyer for the credits, the Council members said they would look into the possibility of arranging a fee-credit-for-capital exchange process. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 New Construction!4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2190 sq ft $339,000 808 Hamilton Place Court Winter Park, FL 32789 Commerce Brokerage, LLC407-566-1636 Lieutenant Ralph Palmer, Lieutenant John Schardine and Lieutenant Jeff Harris of the Mai tland Police Department were honored at the Maitland City Council meeting on Monday night for completing training at the Southern Police Institute. Deputy Chief Dave Manuel was honored for completing training at the FBI national academy. Ordinance delayed A public hearing on a city ordinance creating the down town Maitland Zoning District as well as an ordinance to rezone properties within the downtown Maitland Zoning District was delayed until Monday, March on the ordinance at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at Maitland City Hall. Pension amendments The Maitland City Council unanimously passed amend ments relating to the pensions of the Maitland Police and Fire Departments. The amendments codify language relating to the suspension of a rehired police employment. It also provides for a method to aggregate all cred ited service accumulations for a leaving the city. New Hope New Hope for Kids will host a fundraising event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at Fields BMW titled Art of the Vine. New Hope for Kids is an organization dedicated to help ing Central Florida Children in Need. There will be a live draw Visit newhopeforkids.org/aov Maitland 5k run The Maitland Public Library will be hosting a 5k/run event Registration opens at 7 a.m. and a kids run at 9 a.m. for kids 10 the race. There is a special entry fee for anyone 65 and older and and younger are free. Dress as your favorite literary character. For more information, call 407647-7700. Maitland Police ofcers complete advanced training ANDY CEBALLOS Observer Staff COUNCIL | Maitland says come back when you secure a buyer C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Ravaudage developer Dan Bellows reviews plans for his mixed-use, 70-acre project at a Winter Park City Commission meeting last year.

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Mayor Ken Bradley said he worried that the city could set a precedent if it continued to increase the amount of parking spaces available to valet com panies. My concern is that pretty soon New England is going to be all valet, Bradley said. Were just going to have a valet row. Bradley also expressed concern that by having more valet parking on a street with no restaurants, all valet customers would have to cross the street, We don't want to set up something that makes it very convenient to walk across the street there and get hit, Bradley said. I think jaywalking is just going to occur there all the time. The Commission voted unanimously to approve the valet parking, but struck down an amendment The Commission also voted for staff to investigate how to add more spaces near Park Avenue. We have net lost parking spaces in the central would love for staff to come back with recommen dations for where we could get 10-15 spots back. I think effectively the Commission has taken spots away from downtown, and I think that needs to P ARK | City may add spaces C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Chili for Charity winners PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Chili for Charity was presented on Feb. 23 at the Winter Park Farmers Market. The winners included: Best Chili First Place was Hillstone, Best Chili with a Winter Park Attitude was Classic Creations Catering, Best Booth & Attitude Award went to Arthurs Catering, and Peoples Choice Award went to Dexters (pictured).

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Page 4 Thursday, March 1, 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, March 1, 2012 CONT ACTS Volume 24, Issue Number 9 MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com REPORTERS Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com LEGALS | CLASSIFIEDS Ashley McBride legal@FLAlegals.com classieds@observernewspapers.com COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock isaacb@observernewspapers.com Sarah Wilson COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@c.rr.com Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com SUBSCRIPTIONS | CIRCULATION Jackie Candelaria 407-563-7013 INTERN Andy Ceballos Business Briefs Mica versus Adams Congressman John Mica will seek reelection for the congressional seat representing the 7th District of Florida, which includes Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties. Congress woman Sandy Adams will challenge Mica in the district. Food drive The greater Orlando area will host the JFS Feinstein Challenge from March 1 to April 30. Every year, Jewish Family Services (JFS) teams up with the Feinstein Challenge $1 Mil lion Food Drive, a national hunger awareness campaign, by collecting non-perishable items, canned goods and cash donations for its food pantries. JFS is reaching out to the community to Help Fill the Cart. Conduct a food drive in your neighborhood or ofce and help supply the groceries for a family in need. JFS will be happy to provide you with all the supplies: a collection bin, yers and posters. Y ou may also drop off individual donations of food or mail checks to JFS at: 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park 32789. jfsorlando.org/events.html Forging connections The Orlando Museum of Art announced the beginning of a new program that connects developmentally disabled students to art and the world around them. This program, Creative Connections, is designed for third through eighth grade students. Although the rst tour on March 4 is already sold out, other tours are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. for April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1 and August 5. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 per student, and $15 for families (up to 4 participants). Call 407 896 4231 extension 262 to register. Each program has limited at tendance. New Happy Meal McDonalds restaurants in the Orlando metro politan area launched a new Happy Meal on Monday that automatically includes Apple Slic es ( cup or serving) as a side, and choice of beverage, in which fat-free chocolate milk and 1 percent milk will be options. The meal also includes a new smaller size French Fries (1.1 ounces). For customers who prefer apples only, an additional bag of Apple Slices is available in lieu of fries. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers. com Cocina 214, the popular Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of Winter Park, is now open on Mon days. The additional day is in response to cus tomer demand, said business manager Lam brine Macejewski. To celebrate, on Mondays Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave., is offering 214 Rocks or Frozen Margaritas for $5 all day, as well as $3 super-chilled draft beers and $3 well drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as part of happy hour. For the fourth consecutive year, Laurence C. Hames, Esq., has been named to the presti gious Best Lawyers Business Edition list of outstanding lawyers in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Estate and Trusts, Tax Law and Corporate Governance. Hames has been prac ticing law in those areas of concentration for 35 years, and his rm is located on Park Avenue in Winter Park. RLF is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Holloway, AIA, NCARB, to RLFs leader ship team of shareholders. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Engineers Planners, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work to build a new Seasons 52 restaurant facility in Oakbrook, Ill. Resource Consulting Group the largest feeonly nancial planning and investment advisory rm in Florida recently announced that Ni cole Rutledge became a shareholder in the rm. SchenkelShultz Architecture took top honors with two First Place Awards in the High School and Elementary School categories presented by the Florida Educational Facilities Planners Association (FEFPA) at its Winter 2012 Confer ence held Feb. 1-3. Pledging to reduce exposure to radiation dur ing imaging procedures, Florida Hospital and Florida Radiology Imaging (FRi) recently re ceived the prestigious Image Wisely Designa tion from the Joint Task Force on Adult Radia tion Protection. Mary Manrique BSN, MA has been appointed the interim president and CEO of Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care. Cocina 214 Community Bulletin Sweet success Indigo Palms at Maitland was bristling with excitement as community members and area healthcare professionals and organizations came together to sample an array of tasty des serts, network with peers, socialize with friends and support a great cause. Samaritan Care Hospice of Floridas rst annual Sweet Wars dessert competition to benet the American Heart Association, held on Feb. 9, was a resounding success. Thanks to the efforts of the dessert competitors, event sponsors and the community, Sweet Wars achieved its fundrais ing goal of $2,000. A new beginning Habitat for Humanity of Greater Or lando Area recently welcomed the Clarke family to their new townhome at Stag Horn Villas, the nonprots rst multifamily community. Habitat is in the nal stages of constructing Stag Horn Villas currently, 41 of 58 units have been completed. FSY O concert On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Florida Sym phony Y outh Orchestra played their an nual Celebration of Music Education Concert, which honored Central Florida music educators and highlighted the many benets of music education. This concert was part of United Arts of Central Floridas ArtsFest 2012. Opera star from UCF Samantha Barnes, Soprano, a graduate of UCF Opera Program, won rst place in the Regional Competition of the Met ropolitan Opera Auditions. Samantha will proceed to the Semi Finals in New Y ork on March 11. The Grand Finals Concert will be March 18, where the nal winners will be chosen.

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Page 6 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer A defensive quagmire turned water Eagles girls basketball team, which won the state champion ship 46-36 over Miami Norland Markeema Crawfords heroics from beyond 3-point range helped half had the Eagles with only 13 points by halftime. The game was looking to be a state record low-scoring affair be fore Crawfords second half surge sent the score soaring for the Ea gles, as she rained down 15 points of her own to lead the team to vic tory. The Eagles would outscore the Vikings 33-16 in the second half of the game. Despite the turnaround in the second half, the game remained a defensive one. On the season this was the second-lowest scoring win the Eagles had, eclipsed only by the 39 points they scored against Hawaiis Konawaena in the Nike Tournament of Champions. The girls had made a name for themselves in a wild run through the playoffs, blowing out their by more than double their oppo nents combined scores. In the re gional championship they scored 94 points to Gainesvilles 61 to take that championship. The state title, against the for state champion Vikings, was the current crop of lady Eagles, and the second in team history. Their only other state championship, kings. Boys basketball Things werent quite so sunny for the Edgewater boys team, who saw a Cinderella story go pump of their regional championship matchup against Leesburg. The 54-53 loss would come that went Leesburgs way, ending the Eagles game with one shot. The Eagles had shocked the turning around and going on a 1911 run on their way through the playoffs. One of the worst teams in the state last year, the Eagles soared into the regional champi onship game on a string of wins. fort for the Eagles, who spread the scoring around, led by Josh How Presented by: Hosted by: Sponsored by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly br eakfast update, featuring: Henry Maldonado, President, Enzian & Florida Film Festival Get a sneak preview of the upcoming Florida Film Festival, learn the economic impact of this 21-year tradition and hear what happens behind-the-scenes at one of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World. Friday, March 9, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Lieutenant Governor Prairy Riehl Gives Division 10 UpdateOviedo/Winter Springs-Lt. Governor Prairy Riehl addresses dozens of local Kiwanians at the Tuscawilla Country Club covering the 13 Kiwanis Clubs in the Division 10 including Altamonte/Longwood, Avalon Park, Central Orlando, East Orange County, East Orlando, Kissimmee, North Orlando, Orlando, Oviedo/Winter Springs, Sanford, South Orlando and West Orange. From Casino Nights, 5K Runs to Golf Tournaments, your local Kiwanis Clubs are busy organizing events and raising funds to benet local children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola County, says Prairy Riehl. The name Kiwanis means we trade or we share our talents. It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, and mentor the disadvantaged. They develop youth as leaders through Key Clubs and Builders Clubs in the local schools; give college scholarships to local graduating high school students and more. Members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things happen. Nothing says this better than our Mission Statement: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, says Robert Archie, President of the Kiwanis Club of OviedoWinter Springs. If you would like to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Oviedo-Winter Springs organization and become a member, please nd us on the web at http://www.oviedowinterspringskiwanis.org. For a listing of all Division 10 Kiwanis websites, please visit http://www.oridakiwanis.com/zones/division.asp?divs=10 Edgewater Eagles girls team captures state championship ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Knights near playos ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff The UCF Knights shrugged off back home and decimate UTEP 63-45 in front of the home crowd for the second to last time this season. And they did it all with little playing time from regular start ers A.J. Rompza and Josh Crittle. While those two key players were resting on the bench, freshman Kasey Wilson got his UCF start ing debut at forward, picking up four points and four rebounds, and leading the team with three blocks. Two more freshmen, Rod Days and Wayne Martin, each had some playing time as well, with Days picking up two points and two rebounds, and Martin snag ging a turnover in only a minute on the court. Isaiah Sykes again led the team ing 11 rebounds for a double-dou ble in the game. He needed them all after the Knights let a lead slip and let the struggling Miners tie the game at half sluggishness they ran up a massive scoring gap to run away with the lead and the win. That was sweet redemption after the game before, when the lead against Rice to lose a game that would have put them in a tie for second in the conference. They fought to start a winning streak at Memphis on Tuesday night at press time, but will return 7 p.m. Saturday. The only time the two teams faced each other this season, the Knights won in Birmingham by a scoring games in team history. It had ever beaten the Blazers. Next game Opponent: UAB When: Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m. Where: UCF Arena

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Page 7 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer nual opening day parade for Mai tlands Little League. As usual, the parade began at Maitland Middle School and continued through various neighborhoods ending plex on Keller Road. However, this was not your usual opening day, for on this day we were cel ebrating 50 years of Little League tradition in Maitland. It all began back in 1963 at Maitland Middle the years, Maitland Little League also played at Dommerich and Lake Sybelia Elementary schools until 1991 when our beautiful Keller Road was completed. Since then, that has been Maitland Little Leagues home. It was an honor for me to be a part of this historic celebration. Councilman Ivan Valdes and I parade. We were waving and ex claiming years as we passed the many residents lining the streets. By the time we got to the lost my voice. The MC for this historic years opening day was Buddy Pitman who did a great job. He highlight ed much of the Leagues exciting history over the years, especially to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., and the addition of the Girls Softball Pro burgers and hot dogs were served by the Maitland Mens Club along with pizza from Dominos Pizza. After the opening ceremony, there were games and activities for all the Little Leaguers. The Little League is not only a tradition in Maitland but through out our entire country. It is a nonthat exists for the fun of playing baseball while at the same time developing honorable character in our young people. It teaches teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play as well as honesty, cour age, integrity and respect. These values are crucial in forming a strong foundation for our coun trys future generations. Many thanks to all the vol unteers who make Little League in Maitland possible. From this years president, Steve Ball, the Leagues Board of Directors, to all the parents who volunteer their kind sponsors, without you the existence of this important youth development organization would not be possible. Our hats are off again to our Little Leaguers for the start of another exciting season. It is time again to play ball. City Council Meeting The Maitland City Council met Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Public Hearings: Moved to continue the Public Hearings creating the Downtown Maitland Zoning District and the rezoning of properties within that cil meeting. Consent Agenda: The Council minutes of Feb. 13 and Workshop minutes of Feb. 10 were approved. Council received various Advi sory Board minutes. Passed a resolution supporting anti-stalking legislation that in cludes Senate Bill 950 and House Bill 1099. Authorized the purchase of a Crew Cab for the Fire Department from Don Reid Ford for $39,065 and a Pickup Truck for the Public Works Department from Alan Jay Approved a contract with Wise to design and construct a police boathouse and replace the existing boat ramp at Ft. Maitland Park. Approved Change Order Sum contract with Wharton-Smith, adjusting the contract from laptop computers and 15 handheld Electronic Ticket Writers for the Police Department. Decisions: Introduced ordinance amend Fire, of the City Code and set the The Council tabled a request from Mr. Dan Bellows to sepa rate impact fees from an existing development (Gem Lake Apart able on the open market until ad ditional information is received. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit www.itsmymait land.com Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Maitland City Talk BY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland Little League 50 years PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND The Maitland Little League kicked off its 50th season on Saturday, Feb. 18. Feb. 27 City Commission Meeting highlights There was a City Commis 3:30 p.m., at the Rachel D. Mur rah Civic Center. Below are a few highlights of decisions that were made: Mayors Report The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce presented checks to area schools from the proceeds Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. clared Sonya Baumstein Day in recognition of her receiving a mixed-gender, four-person team lantic Ocean. City Managers Report The citys 90-day plan was pre sented, revised and approved. Non-action Items The Park Avenue Area Task Force downtown parking recom mendations were presented and accepted. Consent Agenda The minutes of Feb. 13 were approved. The various purchases and contracts were approved (a com plete list can be found at www.cit yofwinterpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Action Items Requiring Discussion The billboard agreement with CBS Outdoor at 600 Lee Road was tabled. The One-way Valet parking in downtown was approved with amendments. The Water, Wastewater and Reclaimed Water Rate Study was discussed and tabled. design of the Amtrak Station was selected. Public Hearings The second reading of the ordi nance establishing parking restric tions at electric charging stations was approved. The following decisions were made on the requests of Wind ermere Winter Park Venture LLC: nance amending the comprehen sive plan, future land use map to change the designation of SingleFamily Residential to MediumDensity Residential on the prop erty at 444 W. Swoope Ave. was approved. zoning map to change the zon ing designation of Single-Family District on the property at 444 W. Swoope Ave. was approved. The conditional-use approval to build a new two-story, 10-unit, residential condominium building at 434 and 444 West Swoope Ave. was approved with an amend ment. annexing the property at 600 Lee Road and that portion of Inter state 4 contiguous to the property within the city of Winter Park at The resolution designating 1301 Pelham Road as a Historic Resource in the Winter Park Reg ister of Historic Places was ap proved. nance amending the historic pres ervation section of the Land De velopment Code was tabled. nance amending Ordinance No. Management Clinics, was ap proved. Commission minutes will be avail at www.cityofwinterpark.org the proval by the City Commission. Mead Garden Public Meeting Please make plans to attend this public meeting on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m., at Mead Bo tanical Garden located at 1300 S. Denning Drive. A closer look will be taken at the proposed Lease Management and Operational Plans being presented to the City Commission by the Mead Botani cal Garden Inc. organization. Call Visit www.cityofwinterpark.org, nd us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Page 8 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARCH 1 At noon Thursday, March 1, the Casa Fe liz Parlor Series will sponsor Bachs Lunch: The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. Tickets are $15. Reservations are required. Call 407-646-2182. MARCH 2 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park pres ents the William Inge play, Bus Stop from March 2-19. Call 407-920-4034. Rummage Sale to Benet Local Missions is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2 and March 3, at First United Methodist Church Win ter Park, 125 N. Interlachen Ave. The Maitland Mens Club is having its annual Garage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in the former WinnDixie parking lot in Maitland. Call 407-6948737. Easter Seals Florida will host its annual A Pair to Remember Cocktails, Couture & Compas sion luncheon and auction on Friday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mall at Millenia. Email mslaymaker@.easterseals.com Date Night at Leu Gardens featuring The Ad justment Bureau is Friday, March 2. Gardens open at 6 p.m. and movie time is 7:30 p.m. Gar den Admission is $5 plus tax adult and $2 plus tax child. Visit leugardens.org The Winter Park Playhouse presents the Cen tral Florida Premiere of the hit musical com edy The Andrews Brothers, The New s Musical, playing March 2-24. For reserva tions visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org. Maitland Jewelers Grand Opening Celebra tion is Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at 500 E. Horatio Ave. Call 407-628-0615. CaddyShanks Virtual Golf & Sports Pub is host ing a fundraiser for The Faine House A Project of H.O.P.E (Home of Positive Encouragement) at Baldwin Parks First Friday event March 2 from 69 p.m. MARCH 3 The second annual EDNCF NEDA Walk is Satur day, March 3, at 10 a.m. (Registration Begins at 9 a.m.) at Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs. To pre-register, visit www.nedawalk.org or call 321-231-0791. Its $20 per adult, $10 children younger than 12. MARCH 4 Orlando Area Historical Rose Society at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Ave., presents Why, what, and how to incorporate oth er Herbs into my Heritage Rose Garden at 2:30 p.m. March 4. Its free. On Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. Catherine Giordano will speak on The Amazing Gift of Laughter at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. The hour event is free and open to the public. Contact Maitland Public Library at 407-647-7700. The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Visit central oridawatercolor.org An International Screening of Iranian Taboo a documentary lm exposing the Iranian gov ernments persecution of the Bah community is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the Bush Audito rium at Rollins College. MARCH 6 The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. For est Ave. Its free. Call 407-647-5233. MARCH 8 Sunshine, Booze, and Monkeys: The An thropology of Florida Tourism by Jason Wenzel, Professor of Anthropology at Valencia College, is 7-8:30 p.m. March 8 at Harry P. Leu Gardens. Its free. Contact kagidusko@hotmail. com or 321-948-3994. $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 Hannibal Square Wine Tasting: The Fine Art of Wine KICK OFF ART FESTIVAL WEEKEND WITH THE Thursday, March 15 5:30 8 p.m. West New England Avenue Music by The Redcoats Wine & Beer Samples Hors doeuvres Visit www.winterpark.org or call 407.644.8281 Supported by: Featuring $20 Winter Park Chamber Members in advance $25 Non-Members & at the Door Tickets & Info Presented by: Calendar Chili Cook-off The third annual Orlando Chili Cook-off is noon Saturday, March 3, at Blue Jacket Park. Visit tinyurl.com/87x2oe9 Green parade The 33rd annual Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade is Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park. Call 407-222-0645 or visit www.cityofwinterpark.org

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Page 9 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles About 17 percent of children younger than 19 are obese thats 12.5 million people, accord ing to the Center for Disease Con trol and Prevention. The Junior League of Greater Orlando wants to change that by inspiring and educating fami lies on the importance of being healthy. annual Fit-n-Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at south Central Park in Winter Park. The event will feature more than 40 exhibitors, free giveaways and nutrition professionals. Allison Hudson, president of the Junior League, said lack of ac cess to healthful food, as well as food education, is a problem that leads to poor food choices. The kids can go home and tell their mom Hey, we need to eat healthier! but unless you get that parent in there learning why they need to eat healthier, its a hard cycle to break, she said. Her organization is advocat ing for Florida Senate Bill 852, titled the Healthy Food Retail Act, which would aim to improve access to healthful food through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It would help fund projects that increase access to fresh fruits and vegeta bles in underserved areas, accord ing to the bill summary. Hudson cites the issue of food deserts, or areas that are without proper access to healthy food, as an issue that affects nutrition. They may not have a super market close to them it could theres no bus route to the super market, so a lot of these kids are they have a McDonalds or what ever near them, Hudson said. Dr. Scott Graves, a naturopath ic doctor, practices a form of med icine that focuses on the healing power of nature and the bodys own capacity to heal itself. Graves says that although exercise is im portant, a good diet is absolutely critical to personal health, and parents are the key to providing that for children. Its up to the parents to have healthy lifestyles because theyre the ones that are going to be put ting the food on the table, he said. Theyre the ones that are going to be packing the lunches. Theyre the ones that are going to be making those choices for the children. 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH O RLANDO A VE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.E NZIAN.ORG SHAME Fri, Sun 3:45 6:30 9:15 Sat 6:30 9:15 Mon Thurs 6:30 9:15 TIM AND ERICS BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE Fri 12 Midnight Sat 12 Midnight Wednesday Night Pitcher Show John Carpenters THE THING 8 FREE Candy apples because theyre good, and sometimes they stick to your teeth. Cornelius Baker, 8 Killarney Elementary School We asked kids at the Winter Park Community Center what healthy foods they like to make and eat. I eat mangoes, apples, oranges and kiwis, because theyre healthy for your body. Xavier Neally, 9 Brookshire Elementary My favorite type of healthy food is oranges. I make orange juice to drink it with breakfast in the morning. Edward Francis, 10 Audubon Park Elementary I like watermelons because theyre sweet, and theyre healthy for you. You can make fruit bowls. Chakya Gallion, 10 Audubon Park Elementary Grapes, because theyre juicy and sweet. Alexis Quinn, 8 Audubon Park Elementary ARCHIVE PHOTO BY KAREN MCENANY-PHILLIPS THE OBSERVER Students move through the Markham Woods Middle lunch line, which boasts healthier options, such as fresh fruit and a salad bar. Spotlight on kids nutrition Fit-n-Fun Fest aims to educate kids and parents about health ANDY CEBALLOS Observer Staff The fth annual Junior League of Greater Orlandos Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at south Central Park in Winter Park. Its free. Visit www.jlgo.org/orlando For some quick tips on healthy snacking and recipes, turn to page 10.

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Page 10 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar Cheese and Apple Sailboats Difculty: Easy Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 apple 4 slices cheese Wooden toothpicks Directions: Cut the apple into four wedges, and remove the core. Trim the cheese slices to make triangles resembling sails. Thread the cheese triangles on wooden toothpicks. Stick the toothpicks into the apple wedges for sails. Recipe source: Food 4 Life, The Junior League of Greenwich, Conn. Fire Ants & Grass Clippings Prep time: 5 minutes Difculty: Easy Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 12 oz. broccoli slaw 1/2 cup Asian ginger low-fat dressing 1/4 cup craisins 1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup bacon crumbles Directions: Open bag of broccoli slaw. Dump slaw, craisins, bacon and pumpkin seeds in bowl. Pour dressing over slaw. Toss well. Note: This recipe is best if it sits in the fridge for a couple of hours and is tossed again before serving. Recipe source: Cecily Lilly, Junior League of Florence Rainbow Pizza Prep time: 10 minutes Difculty: Easy Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: Prepared pizza dough (whole wheat dough can be substituted) Spaghetti/pizza sauce Reduced fat/low-fat/2% mozzarella cheese Cooked chicken pieces/cooked lean ground beef or turkey/Canadian bacon Chopped carrots, broccoli, black beans, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, spinach, onion, bell pepper and/or asparagus Pineapple chunks and/or diced pears Pine nuts and/or sun dried tomatoes Directions: 1. Spoon sauce on top of pizza dough. 2. Top with variety of toppings to make a rainbow of fruits, veggies and proteins. 3. Top with cheese. 4. Cook in oven according to pizza dough package directions. Recipe source: Monica Penkilo, Junior League of Tyler Boys Town Central Florida representatives know getting toddlers to eat nutritious foods can be a challenge, but hope the following tips may help strug gling parents: Encourage kids to try new foods. Ask your child to taste the new food and describe it back to you. Talk to your child about what is in the food: protein for muscles, carbohydrates for energy and cal cium for strong bones. Teach your child that snack food is not bad and that sweets times. Realize that many tastes are acquired and your child may eventually learn to like a food that he or she initially refused. Parents can help teach their children to eat healthy by lead ing by example, says Dr. Kelli Shidler, a Boys Town pediatri cian. Keep healthy choices such as apples, bananas, yogurt or cheese sticks in an accessible area for children. Here are some other healthy snack solutions from Boys Town: Vanilla wafers or graham crackers dipped in yogurt Pretzel twists Cottage cheese with pine apple chunks Oatmeal with sliced peach es Crackers with low-fat cream cheese Dried fruit or trail mix Fresh fruit (apples, grapes, pears) dipped in yogurt You can nd more information on healthy eating and nutrition online at tinyurl.com/snacktips. The Boys Town National Hotline also offers free advice to parents 24/7 at 1-800-448-3000. 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn Look for your insert in today's paperwww.centraloridafair.com Central Florida Fair March 1 March 11 Enjoy a free movie and popcorn on the lawn at 7 p.m. on Satur day, March 3, as Orangewood Church and School in Maitland invite the community for Puss in Boots. Admission, popcorn and parking are free. Its at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Visit orangewood movienight.com The fth annual Junior League of Greater Orlandos Kids in the Kitchen Fit-n-Fun Fest will fea ture more than 40 exhibitors, free giveaways, nutrition professionals and much more. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at South Central Park in Winter Park. The 33rd annual Winter Park St. Patricks Day Parade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, in downtown Winter Park. For more informa tion regarding the 33rd annual St. Patricks Day Parade, please call 407-222-0645 or visit cityofwin terpark.org Storytime at Leu Gardens pre sented by Nemours BrightStart! is at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 5, at Orange County Library Systems storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens the rst Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Share stories and songs with your little one. This is a free indoor event. Visit LeuGardens.org Enzians Popcorn Flicks in Central Park is 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, featuring The Man Who Knew Too Much at the Central Park Main Stage in Winter Park. Maitland Public Library events: Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Center Author series: The Amazing Gift of Laughter by Catherine Giord iano. Find out how to let laughter improve your life. Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Cen ter Nutrition series: Glutenfree, its not just baking. Local cook George Glaser will demon strate how to make a gluten-free smoothie and a special soup. Please register for this free work shop, 407-647-7700. Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. Childrens Culture Club: Ireland will be the highlighted country of the month. Wednesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. is MPLs Learning Cultural Center Health series: Asthma and Allergies program. Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. celebrate St. Patricks Day early as youre entertained by Watters School of Irish Dancers. Learn about the culture and see some fantastic costumes. Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. the Maitland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. Each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it hosts baby time stories and ac tivity. Each Thursday at 4 p.m., it hosts Reading Buddies for kin dergarten through fth-grade. Call 407-647-7700. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com How to introduce kids to new foods Healthy, fun-to-make snacks Inviting children into the kitchen to help prepare meals can improve their future eating habits

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Page 11 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FEATURING THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AND BACH SCHOLAR DR. CHRISTOPH WOLFF JOHN V. SINCLAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR WED LIKE TO GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 77TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: March 2 and 4 Verdis Rigoletto Its a melodic and very Italian evening of seduction, treachery and vendettas. On March 2 and March 4, the Orlando Philhar monic and Florida Opera Theatre join forces to present Giuseppe Verdis opera-masterpiece Rigoletto at the Bob Carr PAC. Frank McClain will direct with Joel Revzen conducting. In the opera, the hunchbacked court jester (Rigoletto) is detested by everyone but his loving daughter Gilda. Unfortunately, the woman izing Duke of Mantua has chosen Gilda as his next conquest, leav ing it to Rigoletto to protect his innocent daughter. Rigoletto is performed with the orchestra on stage, bringing the cast up close and personal with the audience. Call 407-770-0071 or visit Or landoPhil.org March 2 to 24 The Andrews Brothers, A New s Musical Yes, you read the title cor rectly. The Andrews Brothers is a new 1940s musical comedy run ning from March 2 to March 24 at the always fun, always innova tive Winter Park Playhouse. The Andrews Brothers includes 27 Andrews Sisters songs and tells the wacky story of three broth ers working for the USO in the Andrews Sisters (scheduled to perform) do not arrive, the broth to entertain the troops. Featuring in Florida Kevin Kelly, Todd Mummert, Roy Alan and Sarah Michele this promises to be cess for the Playhouse. Visit Win terParkPlayhouse.org or call 407-645-0145. March 2 to 19 Bus Stop at Breakthrough In 1956 a play opened on Broadway that was nominated for four Tony Awards, immedi vided Marilyn Monroe with one of her most legendary roles. The play is Bus Stop by William Inge, and it will be presented by the Breakthrough Theatre from March 2 to March 19. Set in a diner west of Kansas City, a snowstorm has caused a weatherenforced layover for the riders in the bus. Stuck in the diner as the snow falls, romantic, quasiromantic and explosive relation ships ensue. The Breakthrough Theatre is at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. For reserva tions call 407-920-4034. March 3 Sisaundra and a fundraiser You may know her as a Bill board chart topper or as an Oscar nominee, and you may have seen her as the voice of Orlando's Cirque du Soleil La Nouba. She is Sisaundra, Central Floridas singing sensation, and she will perform at the Garden Theatres annual fundraiser on March 3. Before the performance, guests will enjoy an Indulgence DineAround and silent auction. Following the performance, dessert will be served along with a meet-and-greet with Sisaundra. Its one great evening, with one theater. Visit gardentheatre.org/ encore March 9 Beethovens 5th by the Minnesota Orchestra The Minnesota Orchestra will present a performance of Beethovens Symphony No. 5 on Friday, March 9, thanks to the generosity of an anony mous donor and the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. Adding to the rapturous sound of the evening is violinist phenom enon Midori, who will perform Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor. Led by Music Director Osmo Vnsk, the program also features Brahms Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn. Hav ing made her debut at age 11 with the New York Philharmonic Midoris 29-year performing career is among the greatest be fore the public today. The concert is set for 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Call 407770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org March 10 James Bond and Austin Powers in concert! The forces of evil better stay away from the Bob Carr PAC on Saturday, March 10, as the Or lando Philharmonic pays tribute to James Bond, Austin Powers, Inspector Clouseau and other spies (and arch-villains) of the cinema with Bond and Beyond, performed at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC. The concert features music from 007 movies such as Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love and winner Debbie Gravitte provides vocals for James Bond favorites. For tickets call 407-770-0071, or visit OrlandoPhil.org 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. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Verdi up close Sisaundra Rigoletto

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Page 12 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Karen Smedley isnt a teach er in the traditional sense. She doesnt have a classroom full of kids raising their arms high in the air for a chance to answer a ques tion, she doesnt line them up to go to lunch or write on a chalk board. But she does teach children as a volunteer. Smedley is a senior who has always followed a passion for teaching without the pay. Shes one nominee for Home Instead Senior Cares Salute to Senior Service program. The company is recognizing outstanding senior volunteers from all over the coun try who they call Senior Heroes. A few national winners will be selected to have $5,000 donated to their charity of choice. Pursuing another passion Smedley has volunteered for what seems like forever, she said. While she said she loves her job helping others as a home health aide for Home Instead Senior Care in the Winter Park and Maitland area, volunteering has given her an opportunity to pursue a pas sion outside that. As soon as her children were old enough to participate in school and Girl and Boy Scouts, she and her husband stepped up to the plate to lead them through. She made costumes for her daughters high school drama program while she was in school, and is still on call years later when they need a ing dresses for 6-foot-tall high school boys, she said with a laugh. Shes also volunteered teaching kids how to sew. Since 1978 shes led Girl Scout troops while her daughter was growing up, and now leads her granddaughters troop. Smedley said she loves teaching the girls in ways that are outside the box. Shes a hands-on, touch it and see it sort of person, and uses that strategy with the girls. Shes got a gentle voice and is quick to offer a smile to all of her Girl Scouts. She brings to the table a whole new way of learning, Fiona Or zolek, the mother of one of her Girl Scouts, said. Smedleys favorite moments are when she can tell the girls are really grasping something new. If you can just spark one little ideajust to be able to see the light bulbs go off, she said. Theyre like little sponges. Tapping senior experience Having a new outlet to express themselves is what inspires many seniors to volunteer, said Jane Watkins, executive director of Florida Senior Programs, which encompasses senior volunteer 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 3/2012W Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792When you consider moving to a continuing care retirement community, what are you looking for? Luxury amenities? Spectacular buildings and grounds? A pool and tness center? Superb dining? Certainly. But, thats just the beginning. Because if youre thinking about a CCRC, youre really looking for long-term care. For life. In a facility that meets the highest standards. With the most competent, caring staff. And a longstanding track record of satisfaction. In short . a community like The Mayower. Here, you have the freedom and exibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. All with the assurance of guaranteed pre-funded assisted living and skilled nursing services in our Gold Seal Health Center. And, oh yes, theres a board-certied physician on staff in our Geriatric Outpatient Clinic to handle all your primary-care medical needs.Plus a Gold Seal Rated Health Center!Hows that for a long-term care plan? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. RESORT STYLE LIVING that comes with LONG TERM CARE [ guaranteed ] Mayower Clinic Director Jesus Lopez, M.D. LIMITED OPENINGS for Rehab or Long-Term Care in The Mayower Health Center. MAY 821 Dr. Lopez Ad WPO.indd 1 2/6/12 4:32 PM 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. Senior Observer PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Salute to Senior Service nominee Karen Smedley has led Girl Scout troops since 1978. Now she leads her granddaughters troop. Please see SALUTE on page 17 Seniors serving the community Home Instead Senior Care is working to recognize exceptional senior volunteers BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff To nominate your favorite senior volunteer for the Salute to Senior Service program, visit SaluteToSeniorService.com. The deadline for entries is March 15. If youre a senior looking to volunteer, visit rsvporlando.org or call 407-4221535.

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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com Lack of Desire or Low Energy? George Carroll, M.D., has over 20 years ex perience in sexual medicine, and is actively involved in the following: 407-894-9959 Senior Community Bulletin Managing meds The Jewish Pavilion provided a free Medication Management workshop for volunteers and community mem bers on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Colonial Medical. Hank and Bonnie Charpen tier from Partners in Health Care, a silver sponsor of the Pavilion, lead this informative seminar. Seniors with disabilities or chronic illness take a lot of medications, sometimes more than 50 pills a day. When taken correctly, medications can relieve symptoms and may even save the persons life, but medication taken incorrectly can do the exact opposite. The workshop presenters stressed the importance of medication management making sure that you and your loved one takes the right medication, at the right time, and in the right dos age. Pictured left to right are Pavilion volunteers Corinne Brail, Gloria New berger and Morris Rashy. Seniors First gets $5K Seniors First, Inc. is pleased to an nounce that they have been award ed a $5,000 grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). This grant was provided through MOWAAs Most Meals contest, in partnership with Subarus Share the Love campaign, which helps raise funds for select nonprot organizations during the holiday sea son. Nominate a senior volunteer The Home Instead Senior Care of ce, serving seniors in Orange, Os ceola and Seminole counties, has an nounced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at Sa lutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. From the Orange County Commission on Aging newsletter Active Lifestyles Magazine The Active Lifestyles Magazine show is produced by Orange TV and can now be seen in our neighboring county of Lake. Visit www.lakefronttv. com for schedule times and program ming. Are Y ou Prepared in the Event of an Emergency? The Center for Independent Living can help you create an Emergency Preparedness Plan. Contact Emily Fry at 407-623-1070, ext 112 for more information. Did you know? National Consumer Protection Week 2012 is March 4 -10 and encourages consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions in the mar ketplace. To learn more, visit Orange Countys Consumer Fraud website at www.oc.net and select Consumer Fraud from the drop down box. News Stories Local 6 encapsulates Seniors First High Tea and Hats fundraiser event. Visit tinyurl.com/local6highhats Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Rampage 2012 Wielding a post-hole digger was a much larger tool than Dr. Stuart Drop kin is used to working with in his Winter Park dental practice, but he says, The rewards were just the same great smiles. Rampage 2012 is a two-day project, one of many organized by the Center for Independent Living, that built wheelchair ramps for disabled people. Pictured: From left to right front row, Dr. Stuart Dropkin, Ralph Legarretta, Gloria Lobnitz and Tom Tanenbaum take a rest after a morning of post-hole digging for a new wheelchair ramp for a wonderfully deserving family. Lehotsky retires Cornerstone Hospice & Pallia tive Care President and CEO Pat Lehotsky plans to retire after 15 years of service. Cornerstone Hospice cares for Winter Park and Maitland patients and families facing a life-threatening illness, as well as patients throughout all Orange County and six other Central Florida counties. With condence, I leave Cornerstone Hospice in the capable hands of its leaders and staff, who will continue to provide the best in end-of-life care to the communi ties we serve, Lehotsky said.

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Page 16 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARCH 3 The Armand Marchesano Orchestra will play music for ballroom dancing on Saturday, March 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Beardall Senior Cen ter, 800 S. Delaney Ave., Orlando on the cor ner of Orange Avenue and Gore Street. Please bring a covered dish to share. The cost is $4 per person, which also includes coffee and refresh ments supplied by the city of Orlando. For more information, call 407-246-2637. MARCH 4 The Foundation Fighting Blindness will host its Orlando Vision Seminar on Sunday, March 4, from 1-5 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport. This free informational symposium is part of the Foundations Vision Seminar Series. The seminar is free. Advance registration is requested; call 800-647-0008 or visit www.FightBlindness.org/OrlandoSeminar to reserve a seat. MARCH 7 Trivia 4 U is 7 p.m. March 7 and March 21 at University Club of Winter Park. Mark your cal endars for free trivial pursuit games on the rst and third Wednesday of each month. If you have any questions please call 407-810-3611 or email ckulmann@gmail.com MARCH 8 Did you know that the biggest color for spring is tangerine? Women of all faiths will learn about the latest colors, trends and styles at a f ashion presentation on the runway at Bloomingdales at the Mall at Millennia on Thursday, March 8, at 10:45 a.m. The couvert is $25 and includes a mimosa brunch and goody bag. Bloomingdales is donating 10 percent of all sales to the Jew ish Pavilion. Visit www.jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363. MARCH 9 Victoria Lynn Schultz Harpist, plays at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at University Club of Winter Park. Non-members are $20 and must prepay by MC/ Visa by Monday, March 5. Members are $15 (call the reservation line) by noon, Wednesday, March 7. Call 407-644-6149 or visit http:// www.universityclubwinterpark.org/ MARCH 10 On March 10, the Maitland s Womans Club will be holding its annual fashion show and luncheon at Maison & Jardin, 430 S. Wymore Road, Altemonte Springs. Cost is $30 cash or check. For tickets call 407-539-0038 or 407830-6373. MWC is a nonprot organization. Proceeds go to our local charities. The Orlando/Winter Park Branch of American Association Of University Women will host its Annual Spring Literary Luncheon featuring Carol Frost, acclaimed author of 11 books of poetry, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Price is $35 and reservations are required. To make reservation, please send check to Susan Hoke, 558 Oak Reserve Lane, Winter Park, FL 327892. Visit www.AAUWOr lwp.org MARCH 15 Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, is Thurs day, March 15, at 12:10 p.m. The topic being presented is Questions to ask when selecting a long term care facility. Please RSVP to of ceonaging@oc.net or 407-836-7446. The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, will host an Open House event, in celebration of the American Legions 93rd anni versary of its founding in 1919, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at 4490 N. Golden rod Road, Winter Park. Call 407-671-6404. MARCH 16 Cornerstone Hospice, servicing Osceola and Orange counties, will be conducting a two-day volunteer training toward the required certi cation to become a Hospice V olunteer on Friday, March 16, and Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Training is at 8009 South Orange Ave., Orlando. Please pre-register by calling 800-503-5756. MARCH 20 Military Retired Ofcers Wives Club of Cen tral Florida meets March 20 and the third Tues day of each month, September through May from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Elks Club at 12 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando. For information, contact Marty Harrison at 407-8861922 or El len Paul at 407-696-4809. MARCH 23 Put Pain in Its Place! How to Get Osteoarthri tis Pain under Control is a one-day, train-thetrainer session hosted by the National Council on Aging and the Arthritis Foundation. This free training session is being held Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 East Mark St., Orlando, FL 32803. RSVP by March 16 to Christine.hard ing@ncoa.org or call 202-479-6605. APRIL 13 Celebrate In Celebration is this years theme of the Annual Caregiver Retreat being held April 13 15. Its held at the Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration Hotel. The cost per person is $75.00. RSVP by March 23rd to Cindi at 407843-1910, ext. 301 or email: cindi@ADRCca res.org. MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTS The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, call 407-539-6251 or visit www. itsmymaitland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in March at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 2 hours and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. From Feb. 7 April 17 AARP will be offering free tax assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Please make sure to bring all appropriate tax information with you. The last person is helped at 3 p.m. Join us every Monday & Friday in March at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies Check our calendar online (ItsMyMaitland.com) to see what movies are showing in March. Join John every Monday, Thursday, and Friday in March at 9 a.m. for Y oga Please wear com fortable 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 mak ing new friends and sharing your favorite pat terns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group every Monday in March at 10 a.m. Bring your current project and have some fun! Join us every Monday in March 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 March at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in March at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to par ticipate. Join Ann every Friday in March for Recorder classes Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second 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 counsel ing about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. Send submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com 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. 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Page 17 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. Our professional team prides itself on making your life easier. We also provide in-hospital private duty care, which offers close, personal attention and reassurance in an unfamiliar and often frightening environment. Our ofce hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our professional team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. During hours when the ofce is closed and during the weekends and holidays, the on-call coordinator is available by telephone 24 hours per day.www.HarbourPrivateDutyNursing.com License # 299991382phone (407) 895-8188 fax 407-895-9339 St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing organization RSVP Orlando and Foster Grandparents of Central Florida. Its a great way for seniors to continue to contribute their exper tise and experience after they retire, and to explore interests they didnt have time for before. Their identity is associated with work, and when they retire they lose that, Watkins said. Watkins says theyre a resource society doesnt always readily tap into, though. Theres this assump tion that life slows down as a se nior, the vision of someone tired or fragile and stuck in a wheelchair. But really, theres a wisdom that comes with experience, and that makes seniors great problem solv ers. They are a productive part of society, they have a place here but they are too often ignored, she said. As a community we need to recognize their skills. Home Instead is looking to re verse those ideas with their recog nition of senior volunteers. Were on a mission to change the face of aging, Debra Foscolo, owner of the Home Instead Senior lifes not ending. Improving quality of life Smedleys certainly isnt. She calls being a senior her second childhood. And volunteering has been a place to keep her active and engaged with her community, greatly improves the quality of life for seniors. For many, family is far away and seniors can become iso lated quickly. Its a way to make while making a difference in oth ers lives. While Smedley is very close to her family, she said her volunteer work is something that has helped her cope with the recent loss of her husband. ness, she said. And she cant be lonely when theres a whole group of 8and 9-year-old girls looking to her for advice, reassurance and grandmo void for some of them, and hopes that she teaches them to have a conscience. Her granddaughter has learned that and more from at whatever she tries. I can improve anything, Ash ley Smedley, 9, said. SALUTE | C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 PHOTOS COUR TESY OF SENIORS FIRST Seniors First kicked off its annual fund raising effort with High Tea & Hats at The Peabody Orlando. More than $40,000 was raised to benet seniors living in Orange and Seminole coun ties. Pictured above, from left to right, are winners of Most Outstanding, Most Proper and Most Creative awards. At top is philanthropist Harriett Lake (in pink) with other participants. Hats o to aiding seniors

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Page 18 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Campaign to educate area drivers about distracted driving The Winter Park Police Department has help educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. This initiative will focus on educational efforts to bring atten tion to the elements of distracted driving, prevention and the consequences of not practicing safe driving techniques. An enforcement campaign is also underway crashes. The Winter Park Police Depart ments goal with this campaign is simple: save lives by getting drivers to remember that distracted driving can kill. You are 23 times more likely to have an accident while driving distracted. Un fortunately, Winter Park has experienced been attributed to distracted driving and in a recent study conducted by the Winter Park Police Department, 20 percent of all drivers on Winter Park roadways were driving while distracted. In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more injured nationwide in dis tracted driving crashes. That same year, 20 percent of injury crashes involved reports of distracted driving. We all know that driving while dis tracted is dangerous, but that doesnt stop most people from continuing to do it. This effort is intended to educate our commu nity about the dangers of cell phone use and other distractions while driving. We hope that once people see the statistics and realize the danger involved, they will change their driving habits to help protect themselves, their families and others on the road. Every driver in the city of Winter Park has a role in this effort. However, we es pecially want to reach out to parents with teen drivers because we know that statisti cally, the under-20 age group has had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes. The Winter Park Police Department is currently working with the Winter Park High School to get out the word to our youngest drivers. There are three types of distractions: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel) and cognitive (taking your mind off what you are doing). Distractions can include but are not limited to texting, using a cell/ smart phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, loud music, grooming, reading (including maps), using a navigation sys tem, and/or watching a video. One text or call could wreck it all. Randy Durkee Lieutenant, Special Operations Winter Park Police Department Florida's doctor shortage will blunt health reform's effect The new health reform law is ex pected to create 32 million more insured Americans, according to the Congressional plans to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and subsidize purchases on healthinsurance exchanges when it requires most Americans to carry insurance in 2014. However, an insurance card will not mean much to patients without providers to care for them. Florida will have more than 2.2 million more insured residents because of this reform, according to an Urban Institute analysis. contact for people with undiagnosed ill nesses. They include family physicians, pe diatricians and internal-medicine doctors. Primary-care physicians' share of the U.S. healthcare dollar is only 7 cents. However, primary-care doctors control 80 cents of the healthcare dollar by sending their patients to hospitals, referring them to spe cialists and handing out prescriptions. The U.S. has about the same number of physicians per capita as other indus trialized nations, however, the U.S. has far fewer primary-care physicians than specialists. They make up about 50 percent of the physician workforce in most other developed nations, compared with 35 percent in the U.S. The number of U.S. specialists per capita has risen dramatically since 1965, while the ratio of primary-care physicians has remained relatively constant, because specialists earn as much as three times more income. The outlook is for more of the same: greater scarcity of primary care and a growing supply of specialists. Massachusetts reformed its state health care system in 2006, giving the nation a glimpse of what is to come when access to health insurance is expanded without expanding the supply of primary care. The average wait for a non-urgent appoint ment with an internist rose from 17 days in 2005, to 48 days in 2011. Less than half of family physicians there are accepting new patients, compared with 70 percent four years ago. Massachusetts has about 108 primarycare physicians for every 100,000 residents, compared with only about 78 per 100,000 in Florida. This ultimately suggests an even longer wait locally. The primary-care workload is expected to increase by nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2025. A number of factors feed this demand, including a growing popula medical conditions as they age, and the newly insured because of the reform law. However, the supply of primary-care physicians is expected to rise by only two, to 7 percent. Three out of four physicians say they already are at or over capacity. The math screams that there will be a crisis of healthcare access in the next 15 years. Expect longer waits for appointments, shorter physician visits, greater use of non-physicians for routine care and higher prices. The U.S. trains about 16,000 doctors a year. The nation would have to increase that number by 6,000 to 8,000 annually for 20 years to meet expected demand. Add ing to the sense of urgency is the fact that about one out of four Florida physicians is age 60 or older. About 15 percent of Florida residents currently live in federally designated primary-care shortage areas. Physicians tend to cluster in areas where supply is already high rather than where the need is greatest. About 80 percent of new physi cians in the 1980s and 1990s did this. patients, high-tech hospitals and civic amenities that offer a better quality of life. These high-income enclaves are also home to the nation's healthiest people. Most do not want to recognize that health care is rationed. It is done so by lack of insurance. Health reform is expected to rectify that, but it will exacerbate a new form of rationing: the doctor is not in. Steve Jacob Author Health Care in 2020: Where Uncertain Reform, Bad Habits, Too Few Doctors and Skyrocketing Costs Are Taking Us The school in Chardon, Ohio, that was shaken by a shooting Monday that killed three students had a plan in place for this type number of injured or dead at the school could have been greater if that werent the case. One teacher risked his life chasing the shooter away, and an announcement over the schools address system alerted students to take cover under their desks and for teachers to lock down their classrooms. Its a drill theyve done many times before. The school also had an alert sys tem set up that allowed them to tell parents about the shooting so that they could respond appro priately. Its hard to grasp that we live in a world where our schools need drills in place to ensure theyre protected in case one of but its that kind of foresight that possibly saved lives of Chardon High School students. No one wants to think that tragedies like this could happen at our Orange County schools but its smart to question whether local schools are as well-prepared to handle a similar situation. Searching the Orange County Public Schools website, the only emergency plan or drill described is an evacuation drill, where students must exit the school in a Though OCPS does have a more targeted anti-insurgency protocol in place, in light of the Chardon incident, a second look may be needed to see what we can learn from what the Ohio school did wrong, and what it did right. Preemptive action may have made this tragedy a non-incident. In Chardons case, responding to warnings on social networks could have stopped the alleged shooter before he started. Thomas "TJ" Lanes morbid and threaten ing posts on Facebook as well as a Twitter post warning about events at the school that day should have been seen and acted upon before it was too late. But how do you know if a outlet for their emotions, which can often be confusing and frustrating for teenagers, or if theyre really serious about doing something extreme? Plus, its un realistic to expect schools to comb through their students Facebook pages, looking to anything that might spell danger in the class room. Schools have a responsibility to keep our children safe but it cant be all on our teachers, guid ance counselors and administra tors, especially in a time when shrinking budgets mean less resources. Parents, PTAs and other groups need to step up and take an active role in our childrens safety at school. Learn what you can about your schools emer gency policy, keep track of what your child is writing on Facebook and tweeting to friends and most importantly, talk to them regu larly so that any problems that come up stay solvable, rather than turning tragic. Our Observation Have an opinion? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.com Reassess school emergency protocol Letters to the editor King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 27, 2012 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 27, 2012

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Page 19 Thursday, March 1, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer On Jan. 1, a multi-year phase out of incandescent light bulbs began as part of the nations move toward clean energy. Consumers will notice changes in the light bulb aisle with a new array of energy options, but there is still quite a bit of confusion surround ing the transition to these bulbs and new tech nologies. In fact, nearly half of homeowners in the U.S. are un aware of the legislation changes, and 77 percent are still using the standard incandescent bulbs to light their homes. options lighting technologies include incandescent bulbs. Replacing standard incandescent bulbs options will bring immedi ate savings on electricity bills. The most innovative technol ogy, LED bulbs, require higher upfront costs, but use 85 percent less energy than the standard incandescent while emitting the same amount of light and last about 23 years, meaning chang ing them happens less often. or CFLs, provide a great solu tion for homeowners looking to save energy without a large initial investment. CFL bulbs use 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs and last about nine years. CFLs come in threewith more range and options for consumers for different uses. The Home Depot offers CFL recycling for light bulbs. bulbs offer an easy transition for traditionalists, as they look and light just like the standard incandescent bulbs. Addition descent bulbs are an affordable option that requires the least upfront investment. The bulbs last two to three years and are than standard bulbs. Learn the lighting lingo With new lighting technolo gies comes new lighting lingo that can make the light bulb some consumers. As LED, CFL cent bulbs are gaining popular ity, watts are no longer the only source of measurement. Watts measure the amount of energy used in a bulb, whereas lumens measure the bulbs brightness. For instance, if a light bulb label designates a higher number of lumens, the bulb will emit a brighter light. The color temperature, which describes the lights appearance in terms of warmth or coolness, is expressed on the Kelvin scale. Low Kelvin numbers, around 3,500 to 4,100, represent warm, soft light and would be best used in kitchens and bathrooms. High Kelvin numbers of about 5,000 and above are considered cool, bright lights and would be better suited for reading rooms or workspaces. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the closer the lights output will be to true sunlight. Additional cost savings Homeowners can also use dimmers to save energy and set the mood in any room. Ad vancements in technology, such as Lutron dimmers, have made it possible to dim LED, CFL cent bulbs to use less energy when bright light is not needed. Dimmers are compatible with and enable consumers to adjust brightness to suit their desired level. To learn more about energylocal The Home Depot store or HomeDepot.com/lightbulb. Dennis Halligan is store manager of the Home Depot on Narcoosee Road in Orlando. For some 18 years in New York I had a splendid black, male poodle who wore a simple sheep cut. Just a nice crown no knobs or other grotesqueries. When I walked him across the street in Central Park where rows of people often sat on benches, he caused quite a commotion with his physical beauty and his simple gate of poodle-superiority. He greeted people formally going toward them, and stopping short of being too familiar. He never jumped on anyone in all his years. His manners were so impeccable that I was embarrassed to take credit for them. He was simply born a perfect gentle man and I often told admirers that I had learned my manners from him! He who met him instinctively called him Sweetie, and that name stuck with him through the years. He went to Europe with me a dozen times and had admir ers in every opera house where I was rehearsing and performing. One day in Paris when the streets were icy, and the sidewalks covered with salt, I took Sweetie out for an early walk, then came back to my hotel room and stood him in three inches of warm water in the tub to left on, can crack a dogs paw-pads wide open. When I walked into the Paris Opra stage entrance to rehearse Elektra with Birgit Nilsson, the concierge looked at the ground around my feet, and asked concernedly, O est votre ami? (Where is your friend?) I explained about the salt on the sidewalk and told him that Sweetie was in my hotel room. Cest bien! Winter woes When we hear complaints about Floridas winter weather, we recall a Christmastime in Oxford, England, where we had been walking around all day in short sleeves enjoying unseasonal 65 de gree weather. We phoned our Winter Park home and were told that during the night the temperature had hit 19 degrees and our outside pipes had burst! Pay as you go It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle, which if acted on, would save one-half ferson Taking stock Would you buy stock in our federal government if it were a business on the New York Stock Exchange? The govern ment cannot compete in creating wealth it can only spend the money it forces the citizens to give it. Jefferson said, When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Jeffersons prowess John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of Nobel Prize winners of the Western Hemisphere. He made this statement: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Stop the spending The national debt amassed by the previous 43 presidents combined, from Washington to G.W. Bush, was $10.6 trillion. President Obama alone in three years has added $4.7 trillion more to the debt, is still spending and his term isnt over yet! Why dont we make this presi dent keep his word and stop his wanton squandering? About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Chris Jepson Perspectives Where Republicans dare to go Assorted sorties Its a legitimate question. What would you riot over? Water. Food. Rights. Prob ably in that order for me. But most of us (in America) are not so reduced to have to riot over water or food. But rights? We are not so disposed today to riot over rights but I can foresee a day when that might be the case. I was recently at the Planned Parent executive director for lunch. Outside, picketing along the sidewalk, were protesters. They stayed on the walkway but shouted at women (and me) to save the babies. Some quietly read their Bibles. Others held graphic signs equating abor tion with death. Which it is. Life begins at conception for me. I do not see the necessity to argue what is self-evident. You can get into when is the fetus viable outside the womb. When does brain function begin? When does it experience pain? But once a fertilized egg attaches, we are already well into what I would call life. Life actually begins when that exqui site chemistry of human attraction has copulation at the forefront of our minds, or loins, as the case might be. The delight ful dance of life we humans so willingly, nay, so eagerly perform is a timeless expression of lust, of desire, of love and passion and of genetics. To say life begins at conception diminishes that breathtak ing process. It is technically too simplistic. Part of me completely understands the position of those opposed to abortion. If we lived in the perfect world, every fertilized egg would eventually enter the world as a healthy baby to a welcoming mother (and father/partner). They would be loving parents who want nothing else but to invest their lives (and resources) ensuring the childs successful entry, as a functioning, self-supporting contribu tor to society. But, sigh, there is a time for everything. Life, too. No, the question surrounding family planning (birth control, abortion, etc.) is not when life begins but who will make the decision(s) regarding a womans fertility. Is what a woman does with her uterus state business? attack Obamacare as an intrusive over reach of government power, yet think it perfectly OK to aggressively insert the government into a womans uterus. Theres a humorous cartoon circulating on the internet showing a doctor holding a speculum, sitting at the end of an exam table. Hes a gynecologist or an obstetri cian. You see a womans legs up in the stirrups, her waist covered. Shes obvi ously having a pelvic exam. The doctor has a puzzled but relieved expression on his face as he announces, I see the problem. You have Republicans in your vagina. Republicans up your wazooo? That is what is dawning on more and more Americans, younger women in particular, who thought/considered such reproduc tive matters (choice) decided in the 1970s. You expect people to object to abortion they get that, women do. But birth control? Youre starting to see comparisons drawn between the 17th century Puritan experiment (religious authoritarianism) in America with what Republicans are advocating today. Repression of women is unacceptable. Anywhere. Anytime. Reproductive choice is a womans right. It is a more basic right than voting. Ladies, ask yourself this: Which would you have your daughter give up last? Her right to vote? Or, the right to control her own body? It is that fundamental. Religious Republican Authoritarian ism? Lets hope it doesnt come to riots. Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. H es scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. R each him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! New ecient lighting options DENNIS HALLIGAN Guest Writer I LOVE THE I DEA OF ONSTREET D I N I NG I N WP, AND I DONT TH I NK THERE WI LL BE ANY MORE DRUNKS THAN AT THE S I DE W ALK D I N I NG THAT ALREADY EX I STS. JAM I WRAY H eres what a reader wrote on Facebook about our staff opinion S treet dining wont have any effect published on Feb. 16. Dennis Halligan

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