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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091444/00212
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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: 05-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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issn - 1064-3613
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It was too easy, Randy Lutz said of his familys cross-county move from Providence, R.I., to the Winter Park area. After a 1,200-mile drive, and a brief stay with his brother in Sanford, Lutz, his girlfriend, Contance Young, and their 6-year-old son, J.J., had found the perfect house near Winter Park listed for rent on Craigslist.org in mid-February. Young said a woman claim ing to represent Sunrise Prop erty Management gave them a tour of the Hyde Park Drive home, and after agreeing on a price and a date for missing appliances to be replaced, the two signed a lease. Young said she paid the woman $1,100 cash for rity deposit. It was just one of those things everything was just too easy, Lutz said. But back home you dont even hear about this sort of crime. Less than two weeks after they had moved in, Young said, just as the house was starting to feel like a home furniture in place, kitchen organized, New England sports paraphernalia hung, and books at home on George Munene became the man of his house at 6 years old. His home made from dirt and sticks sheltered his two brothers and sister from the rain, but food was tough to come by after his parents died during Kenyas rising AIDS epidemic in 1996. What they left be hind a small house and a halfacre plot of land in Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi was all he had. He just needed to learn how to use it. A camera pans down to the quiet young man in a bright blue-check ered shirt as he dusty outstretched palms. Im George Munene, the 22-year-old says with an air of meek pride. I do farming as my business. After years of working for only $1 a day, Munene now dreams of a future helping others to do what hes done. But there was a gap of time when Munene whose video chronicles the success of the in ternational Panua ministry partnership had no room to dream. Not when his meager wage only paid enough to get him to work each day. A What is the future for the city of trees if Winter Park refuses to maintain the trees they planted 50 years ago!Page 12Letters to the editor LifestylesUnltered American, which describes Matt Andersons vodkas, is also a philosophy to living life, he says.Page 8 I LUV Winter ParkIve gotten a crash course in the feelings many had for Cottrells Five & Dime and other past businesses.Page 12 CalendarWe count the ways to treat Mom on Sunday, including a Mothers Day brunch at Flemings in Winter Park.Page 7 451 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 What one-time Winter Park-area business do you miss the most? Shirley Stamper Jacobsons. When you walked in the door, they knew you by name. Everybody knew everybody. And you could go in and they always had something you just had to have. Sabrina Beasley East India Ice Cream. I was in junior high, so it was a while ago. What was so good about it was the atmosphere and the fact that as kids you could just come down here. It was such a great place to have ice cream. Clyde Moore Brenda Cole (left) East India Co. and the Irish restaurant that was on Park Avenue, and I cant remember the name, but it was very popular. Katie Morey (right) Circa (1926). I think it was their Tuesdays it was just a great place where my friends and I liked to go and hang out. Cairn Ustler Cottrells (Five & Dime). It was the go-to-spot for my brother and me to spend our 25 cents allowance each Saturday. We then headed to the Colony Theatre for a double feature. That was 15 cents! PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERKenyan pastor Moses Maina talks with Rollins Colleges Cari Coats at a meeting for volunteers at the life-changing ministry. Please see AFRICA on page 5From rags to radishesAfrican orphans turn entrepreneurs with Winter Park churchs helpISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Panua is a ministry partnership between First United Methodist Church of Winter Park and Trinity United Methodist Church in Naivasha, Kenya, that empowers the mostvulnerable orphans and youth in Naivasha to lead their families out of extreme poverty. Visit panua.org for more information. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERRandy Lutz, left, girlfriend Contance Young and their son, J.J., settled into a Winter Park-area home only to nd out two weeks later that they were victims of a scam. Please see RENT on page 2Rental fraud hitting homeSARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 2 their shelves they found out it all was too good to be true. The house had been foreclosed on and was owned by Bank of America. It wasnt available to be rented or in any way associated with Sunrise Property Manage ment. In fact, Sunrise Property Management didnt exist at all. tiz, 28, of Winter Park, and David charges of burglary, larceny and fraud, according to arrest reports, for allegedly breaking into and falsely renting two homes near Winter Park, including the one in which Young and Lutz were liv ing. As the couple was working to save the now-fraudulent lease on the home theyd come to love, less than a mile away, neighbors Ray and Carol watched as the house across from them on Dockside Street in Goldenrod went from vacant, to lived in, to vacant again in less than two weeks time. All the sudden there were people outside the house, they were cutting the grass, gosh, it was up to here, Carol said, motioning to her waist-level. They pressure cleaned it, installed lights when they told us they were renting we were surprised, The Izhary Ferrer family living on Dockside was the other victim fraud scam, police said. The pair pocketed $1,600 from Ferrer. I remember one day there were little kids out front running around all excited saying, This is my house! and then days later they were packing up and gone, Carol said. The couple said they thought it was odd that the family was mov ing in, since they hadnt seen any For Rent signs, or anyone in the house at all, for more than a year. But after having watched house after house around them fall emp ty and into foreclosure one after another, Ray said they were just happy to see the house occupied. It wasnt until the Seminole on their door that they heard of the scam that moved the fam ily in and out so quickly Rivas home from the back, changed the locks and posted the rental ads on Craigslist. During the afternoon with four empty houses surround ing it, and people at work, whos gonna see? Who knows what they were doing, Ray said.Realtors realizing crimeThere are 497 foreclosed singlefamily homes sitting vacant on the market in Seminole County May 7, according to each coun ties property appraisers web site. Until this incident, the Semihadnt had any reported cases like this in recent history. But local real estate agents say theres been an obvious link between this type of crime and the housing market crash and in crease of foreclosures in Central Florida. Lidya Gongage, owner of Kumba Realty & Property Management in Winter Springs and member of the Property Manage Regional Realtors Association, said she saw it happen at a prop erty she was managing in Wind ermere. The night after her rightfully leased tenants moved into the home, two girls showed up at the door asking for the keys to move in. They had wired money to someone who had copied Gon gages agencys ad, but changed the contact information and low ered the price. They expected the home to be ready and wait scammed and were out the mon ey. The worse the economy, the worse this type of crime is going to be, she said. Nicholas Musasche, president of the Jander Group in Winter Park, said hes had similar experiences, having up to four people show up at one of the properties do saying they had sent money to someone claiming to be the prop erty manager and asking for the keys. He says variations of this have been happening to him every other month since the housing bubble burst. Its happening far more often than people would think, he said. these crimes are reported to them, said the department has seen an uptick in rental fraud crimes in the last six to eight months. Rep resentatives from the Winter Park say neither city has a documented record of these crimes, but that it doesnt mean its not happening. Theres really not much lo cal police departments can do, Musasche said. Whether theres someone holding a gun up to your head and asking for mon ey, or renting you an unrentable house and pocketing the money, its just as much a robbery. Its just not something that they can come upon a scene and arrest someone for. In many ways, Lutz and Young say that aside from getting ty lucky. Bank of America, who owned the home, agreed to honor the fake lease they had signed and allowed them to stay in the home, unlike the Ferrer family, who were forced to move out immediately. We had a good ending, Lutz said. Unfortunately it wasnt for all parties. I guess Id say Ive learned that if something sounds like its too good to be true, it probably is. (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply.Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.www.oldharborf inancial.com Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Month CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term JAZZTASTINGS.COM Local rental property managers Nicholas Musasche, president of the Jander Group, and Lidya Gongage, owner of Kumba Realty & Property Management, offer these tips to help perspective renters avoid falling victim to rental fraud: sure they are licensed. If they are, check to see that the contact information on the listing for a home matches the rms website. property you havent seen. screening process, it probably is.RENT | Police dont have many recorded instances of rental fraud, but real estate agents say its a problem CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE I remember one day there were little kids out front running around all excited saying, This is my house! and then days later they were packing up and gone.

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Page 3 Bryce R. Keene is a Marine. He wears the same uniform and car ries the same demeanor, same grit and same determination as the countless other Marines across the active and retired ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps. What sets apart this son of a Winter Park couple is an injury, an injury that hasnt slowed down his desire to represent the Marines in the militarys premier Paralympics competition. A wire chief, Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Keene, son of Barbara and R. Bruce Keene of Via Tuscany, Winter Park, is part of a small group of wounded Marines who have not only spent long hours of rehabilitation to regain a sense of normalcy, but have taken their recovery to a whole new level to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games competition. The event took place at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1-5. Marine Corps trials, the 1992 graduate of Winter Park High School said. Keene was one of 50 Marines on the team in Colorado Springs skills in events that ranged from sitting volleyball to wheelchair basketball, swimming, archery, For Marines like him, being there was an honor. It was awesome, Keene said. I was so excited and I couldnt wait to get to Colorado. I started training as soon as I found out. Im just try ing to enjoy the moment. Warrior Games is a Paralympic competition sponsored by features a combination of active duty and retired veterans who have sustained some type of injury during their service. For Keene, competition and training is not just about recovery about the desire. It has helped my morale and my desire to compete, he said. I cant do a lot of sporting activities anymore, so any time you can get out and support your service in something this big is just awesome. Each injury has left its scars, but when these athletes get in the pool or on the track, the only thing that can be seen is the competitiveness and the desire to win. The motivation and drive from Keene is contagious. And the Marine Corps team hopes that having him on the team can bring a medal or two to their side, and provide a better future for all who compete. Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East International Baccalaureate (Middle and High) Visual and Performing Arts (Middle and High) Junior Achievement Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Engineering, Science and Technology Hospitality Management Laser Photonics Medical Arts Veterinary Animal Sciences Digital Media and Gaming Global Technologies NAF Information Technologyinfo and applications are online at SchoolChoice.ocps.net Application window opens May 1 and closes June 1. 2012-13 MAGNET OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE You have a Choice.The Orange County School Board is an equal opportunity agency. PHOTO BY MARVIN LYNCHARD DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEGunnery Sgt. Bryce R. Keene of Winter Park trains for the 2012 Warrior Games, the premier Paralympics competition, held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1-5.Marine conquers his injury S.L. STANDIFIRD Guest Writer Sippin and strollin PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERWinter Park Chamber of Commerces Debra Hendrickson, second from left, poses with family at the Breakaway Bicycles stop during the Winter Park Sip and Stroll on May 3.

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Page 4 Cremation with remembrance.Introducing the newest Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Baldwin-Fairchild Glen Haven.This exceptional garden area is lled with personal and lasting options for families and individuals choosing cremation. Glen Haven Memorial Park STEIFor a COMPLIMENTARY TOUR OR INFORMATION, call (877) 530-6257 or visit BaldwinFairchildCremations.com. at Baldwin-Fairchild Advance-planning options now available.Oaklawn Park Cemetery Offering the Simplicity Plan 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL Open: Tues-Sun. 10AM-4PM 407-644-0190You are invited to the Centers annual Baby Owl Shower! ANNUAL BABY OWL SHOWER SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm Community Bulletin Choirchimes perform Eric Levine, Jewish Academy of Orlandos music teacher, and his Choirchimes En semble hit a high note when they per formed for the school on Friday, April 20, with visiting high school guests Pio neer Valley Christian School (PVCS) from Springeld, Mass. It included a solo per formance by fourth-grader Samantha Kei mach. Visit facebook.com/JewishAcad emyOrlandoTrinity Prep alumnus wins fencing titleTrinity Prep alumnus Jonathan Yergler (Class of 2009) of Winter Park, now a ju nior at Princeton, recently won the NCAA title in fencing. Athletic success seems to run in the Yergler family. His sister Katie, a senior at Trinity Prep, recently committed to play softball at Wheaton College in Illinois. Maitland student shines in NYCCaptivating audiences with a perfor mance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Alison Sigalow from Mait land placed as a semi-nalist at the 29th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The competi tion was held at Lincoln Center in New York City for 58 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide.Vote Winter Park as most beautiful small townThe Best of the Road campaign pre sented by Rand McNally and USA Today has launched the second annual search for the best small town in America. Visit bestoftheroad.com to vote for Winter Park in the most beautiful category. Voting ends on Tuesday, May 15. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com To read more about Rollins Colleges outstanding Spring 2012 graduates, scan this QR code with your smart phone or visit wpmobserver.com Rollins Colleges outstanding gradRollins Evening Program (Hamil ton Holt School), College of Arts & Sciences and College of Profes sional Studies commencement ceremonies on May 12 and May 13 will honor nearly 600 students. Notable graduates include Traci Campana, who was diagnosed with multiple disabilities as a child (including cerebral palsy, mild au tism and multiple sclerosis). Doc tors said she would never be able to attend mainstream classes. This weekend, Traci graduates from Rollins psychology program with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to pursue a masters degree and work for the federal government as an epidemi ologist. Winter Park student raises $60K for cleft palate surgeriesTrinity Prep sophomore Miles Saffran of Winter Park has been named a Distin guished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for out standing volunteerism. Miles has helped to raise more than $60,000 to fund three medical trips to Mexico, where he has served as the surgical youth coor dinator for cleft lip and palate repair for Florida Hospitals mission trips. Correction:The times for Peterbrooke Chocolatier Winter Parks Chocolate Camp listed in the May 3 Summer Camp directory were changed after press time. The camp will meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in June and July from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to 407-644-3200.

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Page 5 Business Briefs Stephen A. Butler, M.D. 1812 N. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803The physicians and staff of Winter Park Urology would like to wish Stephen A. Butler, M.D. all the best in his approaching retirement, effective June 1, 2012, and thank him for his 38 years of dedicated service. Dr. Butler will work with his patients to ensure a seamless transition of care to one of his physician colleagues at Winter Park Urology. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407-897-3499.Notice to Patients The Sea Salt Caramel Cupcake created by Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park and The Yum Yum Truck won Best Cupcake at the Festival of Chocolate held at the UCF Arena in April. John Craig Clothiers an nounces the appointment of Blair DeLongy to Vice President of Retail Op erations. She will now be in charge of operations for John Craig stores in Winter Park, Orlando and Naples as well as Current in Winter Park and Peter Millar, also in Winter Park. David Richard has been named the dean of the Hamilton Holt School at Rol lins College. ( Richard, a distinguished faculty member in the psychology de partment, is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavior therapist. After 24 years on or around Park Av enue, Fredlund Gallery has relocated to Orange Avenue and is now Fredlund Fine Arts LLC. The gallery had evolved into more of a destination establishment and required more accessible parking. Visit fredlundgallery.com Winter Park-based Saiphs Superior Athletic Wear one of the nations leading providers of athletic clothing and apparel is now the exclusive uniform supplier to the USA Eagles Football Club, the United States inter national minor league football team. The announcement comes on the heels of a retail deal with L.A. Fitness loca tions in Florida and Georgia, a European launch, and contracts with high schools and universities nationwide. Visit www. saiphs.com Doug Palmer, a retired Shareholder at Moore Stephens Lovelace, has been elected to serve on the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors. The city of Winter Parks Purchasing Division has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Public Pro curement. Winter Park is one of only 10 agencies to receive the award in the state of Florida. Second Harvest Food Bank of Cen tral Florida was named the 2012 Mary Ruth Herbers SNAP Program of the Year winner at the annual Feeding America Network Summit in Detroit. The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation recently elected Harvey L. Massey to its esteemed Board of Directors. Massey is the owner and CEO of Massey Services Inc. in Orlando. Best Cupcake chance encounter three years ago and nearly 8,000 miles away from his home changed that. It started at a sandwich shop just outside of a Methodist Church conference in Pittsburgh. Bob Bushong was sitting at a table with two friends when a group that would start a journey that crossed the globe. When Bushong, the minister for First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, and pastor Paul Matheri, from the Naivasha Dis trict of the Trinity United Method ist Church of Kenya, shook hands and parted ways just outside of that sandwich shop, the seed was planted. Its strange how it happened, but it did, Matheri said. Three years later, the Panua ministry a partnership between FUMC and the Kenyan church is helping 400 children survive and thrive beyond poverty. Many of those children are being raised by other children, Coordinator Jensie Gobel said. These kids, theyre 16 years old and taking care of four sib lings, Gobel said. Both of their parents are dead. Panua combines life skills with business school to teach teens how to survive and provide for their family. Couple training with a small cash infusion, and the re sult is stories like Munenes. worth of potato seeds and agri cultural training turned into $70 branching out, doubling his land and growing onions and corn while employing up to 10 work ers during planting and harvest ing seasons. Taking the Swahili word Panua to expand literal ly, Manenes most-recent harvests have grown to earn hundreds of dollars, paying for his siblings educations. For Manene, the sim Inside a conference room at the FUMC of Winter Park on Monday, Panua organizers celebrated that type of success. Shaking hands that crossed an ocean to come to Winter Park, Bushong said hello again to an old friend, and members of Panua met for the board member Moses Maina sat down with the Winter Park delegation to cheer the past and plan the future. Along the walls, posters of children helped by the program stared back. Children who have yet to learn English dictated letters to American Panua volunteers, thanking them for food, skills, for teaching them to survive. May I thank God for giving me such a lovely family as a part of my family, read a letter to the Van Son family, a Panua sponsor. A photo hangs of a teenager holding vegetables in his hand, grown on his own land for the In the middle of the room, seated at a circular table alongside fellow Panua organizers, Matheri, thousands of miles from home but still at home, sits down for lunch, a bit of a thanksgiving for a program thats fed hundreds of people half a world away. Everybody likes to eat, he said.AFRICA | Panua combines life skills with business school CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE These kids, theyre 16 years old and taking care of four siblings, Gobel said. Both of their parents are dead. May I thank God for giving me such a lovely family as a part of my family, read a letter to the Van Son family, a Panua sponsor.

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Page 6 Emergency Medical Services WeekEmergency Medical Services (EMS) is an essential component of the services provided by our Fire/Rescue Department that makes our community stronger and more resilient. Each year, Maitlands Fire/Rescue Department responds to 2,700 medical or trauma-related calls and trans ports more than 1,000 patients to local hospital emergency rooms. Each and every hour of every day, Maitlands citizens and business technicians, paramedics and our EMS director, Dr. Todd Husty, perform for our community. The members of the Fire Rescue team engage in thousands of hours of specialized training to enhance their lifesaving skills and become the best care providers possible. This years theme EMS: More idea that EMS practitioners (EMTs and paramedics) dont choose able working conditions, or 9-to-5 hours; they have a true calling to help and care for others in their hour of need. So, to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving servic es as medicines front line to the citizens and visitors of the city of Maitland, the city has proclaimed the week of May 20 through May 26, as Emergency Medical Servic es Week and invites all residents to stop by Fire Station #45 on In dependence Lane or Fire Station #47 on Fennell Street to meet your emergency medical providers and to tour the facilities. While you are at it, have your blood pressure checked for free!Assistant Fire Chief Kim Neisler, Maitland Fire/Rescue DepartmentNational Police WeekThis year National Police Week a week we remember and honor United States make as they pro tect us each day. As part of this week, Tuesday, May 15, is desig at half mast to honor those who we may live in a safe community. Each year there are more than resulting in more than 16,000 injuries. Last year, the state of Florida led the nation in the number of duty, and, so far this year, Florida is second only to Texas. Unfortu nately, the state of Florida and the Southeast have a history of being a very dangerous place to be a of Maitland is not immune to this trend as each year several of our 25,200 calls for service last year and have a response time that is much faster than the national average. They are there for us 24 hours each and every day and are dedicated to protecting our com munity and ensuring that Maitland remains a safe community to live, work and raise a family. The city of Maitland is doing its part through May 19 as National Po lice Week in the city of Maitland.Deputy Chief Bill McEachnie, Maitland Police Department National Public Works WeekThe services that public works departments provide are an inte gral part of our citizens everyday lives. Maitlands Public Works Department includes divisions responsible for arbor services, water production and distribution, wastewater collection, stormwaengineering, streets and facilities maintenance, grounds mainte Many of the amenities that con tribute to the high quality of life for Maitlands citizens are due to the activities of the Public Works Department. We often take it for granted that we have clean water to drink, or nice parks to play in, or streets that are free from litter. It is important that our communi ty understands that these things, like many others, are only possible through the hard work per formed by our Public Works per sonnel. This years theme, Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impres sion, speaks to the never ending als to use sustainable solutions to bring their communities the high est possible quality of life within a framework of environmental, social and economic responsibility. The city of Maitland acknowledges all the behind the scenes work performed by the Public Works Department by proclaim ing the week of May 20 through May 26 as National Public Works Week in the city of Maitland.Rick Lemke, director, Public Works Department City Council Meeting of May 14 Public Hearings: opment Ad Valorem Tax Exemp tion Downtown Maitland Zoning Dis trict within the Downtown Maitland Zoning DistrictDecision Items: Zoning Commission (1) Transpor tation Advisory Board (2) & Se nior Citizens Advisory Board (2)Discussion Items: pendence Lane Promoting business in Mait cilwoman Reponen Schedule solid waste workshop Visit itsmymaitland.com for the complete agenda. May 14 City Commission meetingThere will be a City Commis sion meeting on Monday, May 14, rah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors ReportRecognition as a Fit Friend ly company Presentation of check from Kenneth Murrah for the tree fund Board appointments Proclamations Emergency Medical Services Week and Civil ity Month Presentation of FSAWWA Plant Award Katherine Fords passingCity Managers ReportDevelopment report Non-Action ItemsAction items requiring discussionHannibal Square East street dining. Discussion of bidding out city attorney contract. Discussion of bidding out federal lobbyist position. to purchasing policy regarding local preference. Discuss potential policy that governs City Commission written communication. Proposed Sustainability Advisory Board.Public HearingsFirst reading of the ordinance enacting revisions to single-fami ly and accessory building regula tions; addressing pain manage requirements in residential areas. First reading of the ordinance increasing taxicab rates. 1500 Berkshire Ave. as a historic resource. community-wide initiative to reduce pedestrian injuries and fa talities. Fairbanks exit from Winter Park to Winter Park Historic District. Find the full agenda at cityof winterpark.orgMeeting canceledDue to the Memorial Day holi day, the Monday, May 28, City Commission meeting has been canceled. Employee of the QuarterPlease join us in congratulating of communications, on his nomi nation as employee of the quarter Since starting his career with the city in 2004, he has been in lockstep with city management working toward establishing and maintaining the integrity, consis tency, professionalism and high quality of the citys image. He sees the big picture and how indi vidual events, programs and ini His informative press releases and media alerts also serve as a reminder and resource of what continues to make this city the best place to live, work and play. Craig is a true ambassador for the city with a positive attitude and contagious enthusiasm. He has created excellent working relationships with his fellow coworkers, residents and merchants. He helps Florida Blood Centers save lives by coordinating the citys blood drives, helps manage the departments budget and edu cates youth via school tours. Craig helps recognize the hard work of others through the preparation of employee recognitions, proclama tions, talking points, speeches and presentations. Craig has an innate ability to befriend everyone he works with and has a warm sincer ity about him that allows them to open their hearts and share their special stories with our commu nity. Whether it is through a public presentation or through the written medium, Craig is able to bring out the best in people and as a result, bring out the best of our city. The citys Employee of the Quarter should be someone who doesnt seek the limelight for him/herself, never casts a shad ow over others, and only looks to make others shine as brightly as they can. Craig is that employee. Congratulations, Craig! Moms receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne Opening at 11am on Mothers Day Sunday, May 13640 S. Orlando Ave Maitland, FL 32751 Reservations accepted 407.637.2933SoNapa Grillewww.SoNapa.com Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Proclamations week! Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Craig ONeil

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Page 7 MAY 10 The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida hosts a free womens safety awareness class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 10. Contact Ofcer Lina Strube, 407-5993664 ( or lstrube@cityofwinterpark.org to sign up. The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting a free workshop on Brain Healthy Living at Serenades by Sonata at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at 425 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood. Call 407-678-9363 to RSVP.MAY 11Winter Park is poised to become the rst certied Fair Trade Town in the Southeast Learn more at 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org The Maitland Chamber of Commerce will have have an opening reception for Muses of Art from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Chamber at 110 N. Maitland Ave. Visit maitlandchamber.comMAY 12The Central Florida Daylily Society is holding its annual daylily show at the Orlando Garden Club located at 710 E. Rollins St. on May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. AAUW Orlando/Winter Park Branch hosts its wrapup program of the 2011-2012 year on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, First Congregational Church. Call 407-282-1023. Outdoor jazz events resume at Swoope Studio, 142 S. Swoope Ave., featuring the very gifted world class guitarist John Valeri and his friends at 7 p.m. Satur day, on May 12. There is a $10 cover charge. Leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Local letter carriers will take them to Second Harvest Food Bank.MAY 15The Longest Hatred is 7 p.m. May 15 at Univer sity Club of Winter Park. The presentation will be by Kenneth Hanson, Associate Professor of the Judaic Studies Program at UCF. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit universityclubwinterpark.org AARP Winter Park Chapter 1047 will hold its meeting on May 15, at the Rachel D. Murrah Center, 1015 Morse Blvd., Winter Park at 1:30 p.m. Call 407-6292565.MAY 16American Association of Individual Investors Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 16, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Visit aaii.com or call 407-6441607. Come to a workshop at Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and learn about natural carpal tunnel pain relief. RSVP at 407-2788115 or go to GetHealthyOrlando.com BASE Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation will receive 5 percent of all Whole Foods Market Winter Park sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.MAY 17Carol Stein presents A Little Naughty Music, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at Winter Park Play house. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Calendar Mothers Day Events Bring kids ages 6-11 over to The Epiphany Place, 115 Maitland Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, to make a Mothers Day gift. Visit TheEpiphanyPlace.com Enjoy a day with mom Sunday, May 13, at Leu Gar dens. Theres free admission for moms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enzians Mothers Day Brunch & Screening of My Fair Lady is Sunday, May 13. The Enzian is at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., in Maitland. Visit Enzian.org Shannon Caine with Beautiful Music will present a Mothers Day performance at Casa Feliz on May 13 from noon to 3 p.m. The second Sunday of the month is always free on Family Day at Mennello Museum of American Art. The craft station will involve a mom-pleasing printmaking activity. SoNapa Grille in Maitland will be open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, to honor Mothers Day. ( Mimo sas will be provided for all moms. ( ( Pollo Tropical has a Two Can Dine for $9.99 Moth ers Day special on Sunday, May 13. Flemings brunch This Mothers Day, give Mom a break with a prix-xe brunch at Flemings Prime Steak house & Wine Bar. Its $34.95 per person. Visit emingssteakhouse.com The Sage Project The opening reception for The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories is May 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Call 407-539-2680 or visit crealde.org Art. Music. Food. Architecture. The Summer Concert Series in the A&Hs beautiful Main Garden, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Art. Music. Food. Architecture, begins on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m., featuring The Hindu Cowboys. Admission is $3. Visit ArtandHistory.org

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Page 8 Lifestyles It started in true bootleg style, mixing in bathtubs, sipping and trying again and again, to get the Matt Anderson wanted to capture the essence of his skills learned in the kitchen, and translate them into the ideal, cuisineNo fancy marketing team the partiers in downtown bars wanted to drink just one man trying to create something truly This is somebody with a pas derson, Matts father and business tagline for Andersons company, Enlightened Grain Spirits, is also and Rollins College graduate, got but he said he felt it just wasnt his restaurant industry as a bartender as a student in Chef Vincent Ga work that goes behind running a artist, said he knew he needed to me was how do you get out of bed you, because it certainly wasnt came to mind, wanting to help Anderson hopes to grow his company into one that can use ed to 150 charities in the last year, isnt just writing a check to a large build a home in the Central Flor New spring inventory has arrived including mens Camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, and much more from sizes Small to XX Large. Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: NEW LOCATION! Fredlund Fine Arts PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMatt Anderson captured the skills he learned in the Hannibals kitchen and translated them into his ideal cuisine-complementary vodka. Please see VODKA on page 10Living his life without a lterWinter Park natives Enlightened Grain Spirits company features chef-inspired vodka avorsBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff

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Page 9 The Orlando Venom, the International Bas ketball Leagues (IBL) newest member, hosted that is dedicated to fostering international basseason and features 10 teams from the United The Venom participated in a limited num professional basketball training and scout The Venom features a range of players from has played in the IBL with the Central Oregon PHOTO COUTESY OF ORLANDO VENOMThe 2012 Orlando Venom roster has a range of players with international experience, including Terrence Hundley at shooting guard. Hes played in Brazil, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Please see VENOM on page 10Venom shoots into the cityInternational team calls Winter Park Community Center homeANDY CEBALLOS Observer Staff MAY 10Enzians Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature The Purple Rose of Cairo from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Visit Enzian.orgMAY 12Maitland Movie in the Park on Sat urday, May 12, at 8:15 p.m. features The Adventures of Tin Tin at Quinn Strong Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and we will bring you the stars. Food is available for purchase.MAY 19The Jamie Oliver Foundation is launching its rst Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate and empower people every where to stand up for real food on May 19. Here in Orlando, the Winter Park Harvest Festival, Edible Orlando, Slow Food Orlando and Livepretty. com have combined efforts for Food Revolution Day Orlando featuring free Family Urban Farm Tours starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon at Win ter Park Urban Farm, 1650 Pine Ave. Space is limited. Register at livepretty. com/foodrevorlandoMAY 20The Orlando Museum of Art will of fer free admission on May 20 as part of the Association of Art Museum Di rectors Art Museum Day. Storytellers of Central Florida will present Tales of Florida: Past and Present as a spe cial free presentation to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information about these events, please visit omart.orgONGOINGThe Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) celebrates the residents of Maitland throughout the entire month of May. Maitland residents receive free admission to the A&H Museums May 1-31 with proof of residence. Join your neighbors for Poetry Month at the Maitland Public Library. Fes tivities include contests for childrens poetry, through May 11, with the topic Its all about ME!! and for adult poetry, May 1-28, with the topic of Where I live! At 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, the Maitland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth-grade. Call 407-647-7700. The Art and History Museums Mait land offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Participants can choose from an array of creative classes. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the old train depot, 200 W. New England Ave. Visit CityofWin terPark.org The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Lily Park. Food Truck Caf is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednes day at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Visit ItsMyMaitland.com or call 407-5396268. Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services provides free meals to children during the summer. contact FSsummer@ocps.net or dial 211. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 10 to play in this league to stay in shape and 6 feet 1 inch tall and plays shooting guard eight years playing in England, and cur rently works as a professional basketball said the speed of IBL play makes players A set play is a strategically planned and a little faster than normal and go ahead and get into your sets and understand players are not paid, but that he tries to help team members with expenses wher comes in the form of opportunities to sign If we lose a player mid-season, were to the fans, but we want these guys to be able to pursue and continue their dreams Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:30 a.m.:30 p.m. Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center Graduation of LWP Class XXII Thaddeus Seymour, PresidentEmeritus Rollins College Presentation of Leadership Winter Park Community Leader Award 2012 Recipient: Pitt Warner, Broker Winter Park Land Company RSVP by Friday, May 11 at www.winterpark.org or call(407) 644 8281. GRADUATION LUNCHEON Presented by: Supported by: Evans Baldwin Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society Leslie Carney Rollins College Barbara Chandler Hannibal Square Heritage Center Es Cohen Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando Stacie Colson Mayflower Retirement Community Deborah Council Orlando VA Medical Center Tracy Craft Winter Park/Maitland Observer Laurie Davis Whole Foods Market Alessandra DeMaria Winter Park Day Nursery Wayne Easterling sponsored by Florida Blue Thomas Eastwood Merrill Lynch CarolFelsing Carr Riggs & Ingram,LLC. CPAs Nicole Roger Finegan HMS Certified Public Accountants Meg Fitzgerald Leary Group Claude Fleurimond Winter Park Tech OCPS Mary Newhouse Gordon Gordon Wealth Management Group at Moors & Cabot Investments, Inc. Drew Havron Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley, Insurance Olivia Horn Rollins College Betty Cragin Jones Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida Terri Jones BASE Camp American Childhood Cancer Organization Jacqueline Klann Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Rhonda Loft Vanson Constructors Sarah Lovaglio Security Financial Management Tris Moriondo Leading Edge Title Partners of Central Florida, LLC Janet Morrow Orlando Health Melisa Moss Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Dennis Nolte Capital Guardian, LLC Jerry Oller Fannie Hillman + Associates Suzy Plott Rollins College John Rife Winter Park Harvest Festival Marie C. Smith CenturyLink Erika Spence Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Kimb er Threet ITN Orlando Carmen Velazquez Orange County Clerk of Courts Elizabeth Villegas Kuykendall Gardner Pierre Vogelbacher PNC Wealth Management Jimm Walsh City of Winter Park Fire Rescue Dept. David A. Witter Financial Harvest Wealth Advisors Lillian M. Yingling CenterState Bank Enlightened Grain is far more than a And thats something that many loThe liquid renaissance of cocktail cre inspired drink program, that mixology-for that are going to complement whats com ing out of the kitchen, not just doing their That works for local culinary hot spots and totally new to most palates and the drink-mixing scene, said Larry Soor, bar good way to introduce them to something It also helps that Anderson is a home community has really supported him on to get someone on board after they hear promote the logistics behind it, the story behind it they like not only the product, but they like to support the entrepreneur who is taking chances and doing the next are something people can identify them drink, its sustainable, organic ingredients, Visit egspirits.com for more information about Enlightened Grain Spirits. Many Park Avenue restaurants serve his vodkas, and you can purchase them at Vines Wine and Spirits in Orlando and online at vineswineshop.com. Matt Andersons newest release is Origin, an unltered, American vodka, and will be on shelves in a month. You can nd Enlightened Grain Spirits at these locations:The Ravenous Pig Park Plaza Gardens 310 Park South Flemings Winter Park Hot Olives Hannibals Lounge Jacks Steakhouse Fiddlers Green Chez VincentVODKA | Patrons like that their vodka drink is local CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The rst 14 games that the Orlando Venom play will be home games, played at the Winter Park Community Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 17 and younger. Family packs and season tickets are also available for purchase. Visit OrlandoVenom.com for more information.Date/Opponent (all games start at 7 p.m.)Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19: New Jersey G-Force Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2: Portland (OR) Chinooks Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9: West Coast Hotshots Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16: Vancouver Volcanoes Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23: Olympia ReignVENOM | Player Iren Rainey lives in Winter Park CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

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Page 11 May 10, 11 and 12 Rocky Horror onstageThe ultimate cult musical and rock n roll entertainment, The The Abbey on May 10 and run for promises to engulf the mind and ensnare the senses with an unsqueaky-clean sweethearts on an is May 11 Muses All painters with new techniques, materials and subjects to bring unique to those women and the roles they play as mothers, sisters, Tracy Burke, Donna Frank, Ana the Maitland Chamber of ComMay 11 and Monthly Summer Concerts at the Art & History Museums Maitland and will take place the second stars with music, poetry and an array of food truck fare, and bring blankets or chairs, and a The series begins Friday, May 11, Cowboys, known for their traditional string band, retro-country May 12 The Florida Cracker Lifestyle Anyone with a taste for fried Cookbook in Celebration of Corn a simple cookbook, Janis Owens brings together memories, history and recipes to celebrate the Cracker culture at the Orange and food sampling with Owens May 19 and 20 Orlando Gay Chorus PresentsThe challenges of changing To illustrate that, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community chose the theme ChangOrlando GLBT community has come on its journey as the Or lando Gay Chorus shares musical stories that illustrate its struggles Michael Jacksons Man In The Now through June 10 Treasures of the Chrysanthemum ThroneA much-anticipated exhibit, Treasures of the Chrysanthe of Arts and Sciences in Daytona porcelains created during the reign of Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor who ascended to the And not to be missed Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival Mad Cow Theatre presents its 10th Annual Orlando Cabaret Broadway, comedy and a few 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. INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Passes are available on a rst-come, rst-serve basis. One pass per adult. Rated PG-13. Seating is limited so arrive early. Pass does not guarantee a seat at the screening. TUESDAY, MAY 15 AT THE REGAL WINTER PARK AT 7:30PM FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PASS FOR TWO, VISIT HTTP://TINYURL.COM/BATTLEORL Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:45 a.m.Registration & Networking 8 a.m.Breakfast & Program Sen. Andy Gardiner Mayor Teresa Jacobs Commissioner Ted Edwards Mayor Ken Bradley Reservations may be made at www.winterpark.org 125 the City of Winter Park1887 2012thANNIVERSARY Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendarTime to Time Warp

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Page 12 Opinions B usinesses come and go no matter where some fade away with little notice, others are long The recent closing of Brandywines Deli is a reminder that least two Facebook pages started in tribute of Brandywines, one dents started a petition hoping who showed up at the store com Facebook pages, Cottrells is went to the bank down here on you down there in that store? I had hundred of items they learned to read their minds and I added that he was their neighbor, he knew them and he nodded in agreement and special feelings many had for Started by his father-in-law, the stores namesake, Cottrells lot of time, and a lot of change To accent the span of time come into the store and buy three items for a dollar and get A friend of mine who grew on his fondness for Cottrells it holds such a special place in his memory and he said, As I about Cottrells, especially the Graceland for a 5to 10-year-old large, with Elliott estimating nets, hairnets with just a bun in the back thousands would know what the heck I was theyd be writing me to mail I asked him what he most fondly remembers about oper ating the store, and I was not surprised by his answer: My beautiful wife behind the cash her high school yearbook and asked me to read the caption On that day we walked along stories from the store and his people walking about and comcarried in his store, which included candy, and mentioned that growing up during the Great Depression hed beg his parents for a nickel for a Black Cow (candy) and maybe go next ing here and there, but mostly noting how pretty the employee Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter.Clyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkCottrells Five & Dime: Gone but not forgottenGive residents a voice on tree planOne of the gateways to our commuthe corridor of newly V-shaped trees in future for the city of trees if the city now refuses to maintain the trees they planted so the health declines and major branches will take six months before we are told ( Nancy Shutts Winter ParkTree canopy gives way to budding camera canopyUnfortunately, it appears that the this year without public notice or meeting, following the mayors re-election, as he wastes no time forcing his radical agenda and cameras do not coexist well in the allegiance to the cameras, proclaiming that Paul Vonder Heide Winter ParkTax hikes rooted in greed Economics printed recently in The New especially burdened by paying 50 percent pay all the rest of our taxes, with probably Security and Medicare is taxed mostly at The rich are taxed at lower rates on capital percent of all income recipients, still dont make enough money to pay enough taxes to amount to more than 50 percent of the describe the resistance by the rich to rais William K Paton MaitlandStopping outrageous GSA spending Reids public criticism, I announced hear relating to this agencys culture of waste more whistleblowers came forward and geous GSA junkets some as recently as were briefed on the systemic abuse of tax attention and congressional hearings, taxpayer losses from thousands of empty man of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was a few blocks from other empty federal buildings to call attention to GSA waste and push legislation mantle the culture of waste at GSA, hold U.S. Rep. John L. Mica District 7 Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERFormer Cottrells Five & Dime owner David Elliot chats with employee Ashlee Workman about the retro candy selection at Sassafras Sweet Shoppe on Park Avenue last week.

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Page 13 The system was rotten. This had been said over and over; yet the old hulk was immovable. When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent. of the Catholic Church in the 15th century That about sums up Americas political Republicans and Democrats alike self-righteously bemoan the condition of Americas highways, bridges, rails and Americas coal plants liberally spew carcinogens and our public water systems antiquated waste treatment facilities are inadequate and Americas groundwater world infrastructure is, our democratic Class deck chairs when youre booked on the Titanic? fools? Our future denied to us as we liberal pieties? Our Supreme Court has become just backside is $ucker! Might Americas future be some dystotheir hours lulled by the mind-numbing always soma, delicious soma.scene of such pointlessness that it is right foreign policy of costly wars supporting poor, but I much prefer Obama to Rom plores a time such as America now expericourse for the sane man is to retreat, and drawing to ones garden may, indeed, be Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@ MEDIAmerica.USChris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!The brand tattooed on our backside is $ucker!The green-eyed monsterJealousy is the most unrewarding of human emotions no one wins anything as, The state of being unduly concerned My grandmother spoke much wisdom that jealousy does no one any good, and in fact, eats up the jealous person like a Anyone who has done things to make self the target of pot-shots from jealous An old saying goes: Man wants but little here on earth, but that little is too speares name for jealousy in the great imagine in my wildest dreams that any Colleges motto contains but one word: set you free may, while doing so, scare the Some people, unhappily, are contion of education is: 1) The acceptance of the truth in a Truth hightails it when we fail to accept the consequences of our own ac me with the greatest operatic singing role Otello ends up strangling Desdemona, opera where Otello could notice a handby Otello, Iagos wife, Emilia, snatches it up, and Iago takes it as a useful tool for little incident, the story would end then us on the stage as well as on the world the pest, and go on to better things, and, About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) An old saying goes: Man wants but little here on earth, but that little is too often what another man has. rested for the shooting death of are wondering what took so protests and outrage that erupted in Sanford and quickly spread to the rest of the country because of the police departments failure to merman was white (though half wondered why I didnt experiand know their commitment to also know the state attorney for Seminole County and his passion regardless of the color of the ofabout it from the African-Ameri Not so long ago, black Floridians were murdered without the people who committed the pretty well toward racial equality now, its past failures are likely to stir up strong reactions like the month and a half when some he likened Sanford to Birmingbut for many African-Americans tices that deep dont go away and when touched can erupt into Injustice takes a long time inaugural address, Abraham injustice: Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled unrequited toil shall be sunk, and with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as it must be said the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous the good news is that God can of Christ is able to break down walls of hostility between people bright spots of the past couple of months is how the pain of the Sanford situation has brought together black and white pastors across the community to pray together for the healing only Christ For the healing to be real, My confession would be that I am only now beginning to catch a glimpse of how deep the pain runs in the hearts of my Africanam so, so sorry, and I will make a side you and try to understand of the body aches the whole body were not feeling it, are we really part of the body? I also want to applaud the graciousness of African-American stronger community, which we will especially need as the legal Govatos is a senior pastor of Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park.System hasnt worked well for blacksREV. JIM GOVATOS Guest Writer

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Page 14 Things are looking up for estate pros and local homeownpast year, most noticeably with a housing market with less than homes is considered a sellers tion of the housing market in In fact, Frank Nothaft, chief econing lender Freddie Mac, said the following last January while at the International Builders Show in Orlando: I do think well see these housing prices bottom out, went on to state, This is the time The ultimate get from all these sound bites and data charts is this, Orlando has hit its housing bottom, and is slowly but surely Market reports, which came out time their home purchases close to the market bottom, its time from last year and sales are up Mortgage rates are still at all-time lows, as well, so the timing really ROI potential for Central Florida ing a killing buying up REO and As an Orlando real estate has been a top Realtor locally for stringent with their guidelines now, meaning the buyers are ket with foreclosures in coming Yes Christina, but what of all but not yet foreclosed on? A big trend I am seeing is short sale reform, and also, lenders look ing to partner with owners to nationwide lender that seeks to help owners complete short sales recently announced that they will June 15, homebuyers can expect to get responses to short sale offers on Freddie Macand Fannie these lenders got responses anyis the lenders will be working to complete more short sales, which record-low interest rates, it would appear the sun is shining on the Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or www. ChristinaSellsOrlando.com [Your Address Here] 4767 New Broad St. Orlando, FL 32814 $165 for a presigious business addressONE MONTH FREE! Work in a community that boasts one of Orlandos most prestigious addresses with no long term commitments. We offer a business address, a phone line with personalized phone answering, and reception service. Plus Internet access, desktop publishing, word processing, graphic design, offices and conference room rentals as you need them. and conference room rentals as you need them. Visit BaldwinOffice.com or Call (407) 514.2600 HomesObserver Homes brought to you by: Fannie Hillman + AssociatesServing Central Florida for over 31 years!407-644-1234 fanniehillman.com Orlando housing prices hit bottom, increases predicted CHRISTINA RORDAM Guest Writer

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Page 16 334 N. Park Ave., to G. R. Bridges Jewelry, specializing in antique and estate jewelry. The landlord is Bank of America Trust De partment. Winn was the leasing agent for Peter Mil lar Mens Apparel, a beautiful new 687 square foot shop at 214 N. Park Ave., op erated by Craig DeLongy, owner of both John Craig Clothier and Current, also lo cated on Park Avenue. The tenant is Mo to, LLC and the landlord is Tu Tu 1. Mike Winn and Lief Erickson, brokers for Winter Park Land Commercial, repre sented the landlord, Elizabeth Morse Ge nius Foundation, and the tenant, Dr. Gary F. Pileggi, D.D.S., in the lease of 2,500 square feet located at 329 N. Park Ave., Suite 360. Fannie Hillman increases rst quarter salesDespite a still struggling economy and an industry-wide existing home market that typically experiences a drop off in rst quarter sales, Fannie Hillman + As sociates posted 86 rst quarter closings, which was 10.3 percent better than a comparable period last year. The com panys rst quarter closings produced a volume of $25.9 million, highlighted by the sale of a $2.48 million home on Winter Parks Lake Maitland. For the quarter, sales averaged $300,685, down 59 percent from last years rst quarter average sale due primarily to the number of distressed properties included in its 86 transactions. For more information call 407-6441234 or visit the companys web site at fanniehillman.comKelly Price has healthy rst quarterKelly Price & Company, one of Central Floridas leading residential real estate rms, celebrates a healthy rst quarter with almost $25 million dollars in sales. With more than 65 sold transactions in the rst quarter alone, Kelly Price & Company is setting the tone for the upcoming months. With the lowest MLS inventory in recent years, demand for these homes goes up, which is taking us out of a buy ers market and into a sellers market. This is a hopeful sign of the market stabilizing and supply and demand equalizing. For specic information regarding Kelly Price & Company, please contact 407-6454321 or visit KellyPriceAndCompany.comCuhaci designs new Sweet TomatoesCuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work on a new Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Kendall off the Turnpike and Mills Drive in south Dade County.Addition to Sandals RealtyNancy Stanglein has joined Sandals Re alty. Nancy is a 10-year veteran of the Central Florida real estate industry and has been a top producer at Century 21 as well as Southern Realty. She also holds a home staging professional certication. Integrity Home Loan opens new ofcesIntegrity Home Loan opened a branch facility on East Colonial Drive in Orlando last month and will open a new facility in Longwood this month. Last month Integ rity opened a downtown Orlando ofce.Land for sale in Winter SpringsStirling Sothebys International Realty has been named exclusive sales and market ing agents for a 5.23-acre commercial development site on State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Realty, said the property is zoned C-1 and offers 890 feet of frontage on 434. The property is located between Moss and Tus cawilla Roads, with easy access to the SR 417 expressway, which makes it ideal for ofce development or retail, Soderstrom said. The property is priced at $800,000 and the seller will entertain all offers. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Home values in Baldwin Park are on the rise! Investment Properties Short Sales Rentals Homebuyers Luxury Real Estat Tired of looking through online ads and calling every apartment complex in town? Let us do the work for you; our services cost you nothing! Searching for that perfect investment to add to your portfolio? With mortgage rates at all time lows and the many bank owned properties and short sale opportunities still available, now is the ideal time to invest in real estate. Income producing properties are a great way to create a source of recurring revenue. From January 1st through April 11th, 2012 the average single family home in Baldwin Park sold for 550,603, within 3 months of listing and at 95 of the listing price. The average townhome sold for 284,310 within 3 months of listing at 98 of the listing price. The average condo sold for 187,280, within 1.5 months of listing, at 99 of the listing price. We will make sure that you have the tools and resources necessary to make an informed decision, while ensuring that your time is maximized by demanding timely responses to all oers. If you are facing foreclosure, it's important to know that you have options. Consider a short sale before it's too late as 2012 may be the last year for the Government's Mortgage Debt Relief program. Our services are absolutely free of charge to you. Ben Grooten REALTOR 407.401.1680 ben.grooten@brenparc.comBryan Knight REALTOR 407.756.5517 bryan.knight@brenparc.com @brenparcorlando facebook.com/brenparc 931 Wekiva Springs Rd # 104 Longwood, FL 32779 www.BrenParc.com Jeff ClarkColdwell Banker Residential407.733.0773j.clark@coldwellbanker.com www.BaldwinParkLiving.com BRIEFS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Orlando inventory hits ve-year low; median price rises 13 percent Orlandos median price plus yet month-to-month increase in sales are strong signs of continuing ing market, reports the Orlando These factors also indicate a means a downward slide in the man of the Board Stephen Baker, Orlando homes has increased percent higher than that recorded prices of both bank-owned sales and normal sales increased in price of short sales decreased by Members of ORRA par were normal; short sales made percent while short sales acpaid by Orlando homebuyers ORRA began tracking the statis before coming under contract Pendings ber of pending sales in March Short sales, which take much longer to process from contract while bank-owned properties ac AffordabilityThe increase in median price has led to a decrease in Orlandos than 11 percentage points lower buyers earning the state-reported median income are 1 percent short of the income necessary to median-income earners make more than is necessary to qualify Buyers who earn the reported homes in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the earn the reported median income and Seminole counties currently listed in the local multiple listing For detailed statistical reports, sentation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Or lando Regional Realtor Associa tion and the My Florida Regional ORRA

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It was too easy, Randy Lutz said of his familys cross-coun ty move from Providence, R.I., to the Winter Park area. After a 1,200-mile drive, and a brief stay with his brother in Sanford, Lutz, his girlfriend, Contance Young, and their 6-year-old son, J.J., had found the perfect house near Winter Park listed for rent on Craig slist.org in mid-February. Young said a woman claim ing to represent Sunrise Prop erty Management gave them a tour of the Hyde Park Drive home, and after agreeing on a price and a date for missing ap pliances to be replaced, the two signed a lease. Young said she paid the woman $1,100 cash for rity deposit. It was just one of those things everything was just too easy, Lutz said. But back home you dont even hear about this sort of crime. Less than two weeks after they had moved in, Young said, just as the house was starting to feel like a home furniture in place, kitchen organized, New England sports paraphernalia hung, and books at home on George Munene became the man of his house at 6 years old. His home made from dirt and sticks sheltered his two brothers and sister from the rain, but food was tough to come by after his parents died during Kenyas rising AIDS epidemic in 1996. What they left be hind a small house and a halfacre plot of land in Naivasha, north west of Nairobi was all he had. He just needed to learn how to use it. A camera pans down to the quiet young man in a bright blue-check ered shirt as he dusty outstretched palms. Im George Munene, the 22-year-old says with an air of meek pride. I do farming as my business. After years of working for only $1 a day, Mu nene now dreams of a future helping others to do what hes done. But there was a gap of time when Munene whose video chronicles the success of the in ternational Panua ministry partnership had no room to dream. Not when his meager wage only paid enough to get him to work each day. A What is the future for the city of trees if Winter Park refuses to maintain the trees they planted 50 years ago! Page 12 Letters to the editor Lifestyles Unltered American, which describes Matt Andersons vodkas, is also a philosophy to living life, he says. Page 8 I LUV Winter Park Ive gotten a crash course in the feelings many had for Cottrells Five & Dime and other past businesses. Page 12 Calendar We count the ways to treat Mom on Sunday, including a Mothers Day brunch at Flemings in Winter Park. Page 7 451 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 What one-time Winter Park-area business do you miss the most? Shirley Stamper Jacobsons. When you walked in the door, they knew you by name. Everybody knew everybody. And you could go in and they always had something you just had to have. Sabrina Beasley East India Ice Cream. I was in junior high, so it was a while ago. What was so good about it was the atmosphere and the fact that as kids you could just come down here. It was such a great place to have ice cream. Clyde Moore Brenda Cole (left) East India Co. and the Irish restaurant that was on Park Avenue, and I cant remember the name, but it was very popular. Katie Morey (right) Circa (1926). I think it was their Tuesdays it was just a great place where my friends and I liked to go and hang out. Cairn Ustler Cottrells (Five & Dime). It was the go-to-spot for my brother and me to spend our 25 cents allowance each Saturday. We then headed to the Colony Theatre for a double feature. That was 15 cents! PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Kenyan pastor Moses Maina talks with Rollins Colleges Cari Coats at a meeting for volunteers at the life-changing ministry. Please see AFRICA on page 5 From rags to radishes African orphans turn entrepreneurs with Winter Park churchs help ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Panua is a ministry partnership between First United Methodist Church of Winter Park and Trinity United Methodist Church in Naivasha, Kenya, that empowers the mostvulnerable orphans and youth in Naivasha to lead their families out of extreme poverty. Visit panua.org for more information. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Randy Lutz, left, girlfriend Contance Young and their son, J.J., settled into a Winter Park-area home only to nd out two weeks later that they were victims of a scam. Please see RENT on page 2 Rental fraud hitting home SARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 2 their shelves they found out it all was too good to be true. The house had been foreclosed on and was owned by Bank of America. It wasnt available to be rented or in any way associated with Sunrise Property Manage ment. In fact, Sunrise Property Management didnt exist at all. tiz, 28, of Winter Park, and David charges of burglary, larceny and fraud, according to arrest reports, for allegedly breaking into and falsely renting two homes near Winter Park, including the one in which Young and Lutz were liv ing. As the couple was working to save the now-fraudulent lease on the home theyd come to love, less than a mile away, neighbors Ray and Carol watched as the house across from them on Dockside Street in Goldenrod went from vacant, to lived in, to vacant again in less than two weeks time. All the sudden there were people outside the house, they were cutting the grass, gosh, it was up to here, Carol said, mo tioning to her waist-level. They pressure cleaned it, installed lights when they told us they were renting we were surprised, The Izhary Ferrer family living on Dockside was the other victim fraud scam, police said. The pair pocketed $1,600 from Ferrer. I remember one day there were little kids out front running around all excited saying, This is my house! and then days later they were packing up and gone, Carol said. The couple said they thought it was odd that the family was mov ing in, since they hadnt seen any For Rent signs, or anyone in the house at all, for more than a year. But after having watched house after house around them fall emp ty and into foreclosure one after another, Ray said they were just happy to see the house occupied. It wasnt until the Seminole on their door that they heard of the scam that moved the fam ily in and out so quickly Rivas home from the back, changed the locks and posted the rental ads on Craigslist. During the afternoon with four empty houses surround ing it, and people at work, whos gonna see? Who knows what they were doing, Ray said. Realtors realizing crime There are 497 foreclosed singlefamily homes sitting vacant on the market in Seminole County May 7, according to each coun ties property appraisers web site. Until this incident, the Semi hadnt had any reported cases like this in recent history. But local real estate agents say theres been an obvious link between this type of crime and the housing market crash and in crease of foreclosures in Central Florida. Lidya Gongage, owner of Kumba Realty & Property Man agement in Winter Springs and member of the Property Manage Regional Realtors Association, said she saw it happen at a prop erty she was managing in Wind ermere. The night after her rightfully leased tenants moved into the home, two girls showed up at the door asking for the keys to move in. They had wired money to someone who had copied Gon gages agencys ad, but changed the contact information and low ered the price. They expected the home to be ready and wait scammed and were out the mon ey. The worse the economy, the worse this type of crime is going to be, she said. Nicholas Musasche, president of the Jander Group in Winter Park, said hes had similar expe riences, having up to four people show up at one of the properties do saying they had sent money to someone claiming to be the prop erty manager and asking for the keys. He says variations of this have been happening to him every other month since the housing bubble burst. Its happening far more of ten than people would think, he said. these crimes are reported to them, said the department has seen an uptick in rental fraud crimes in the last six to eight months. Rep resentatives from the Winter Park say neither city has a documented record of these crimes, but that it doesnt mean its not happening. Theres really not much lo cal police departments can do, Musasche said. Whether theres someone holding a gun up to your head and asking for mon ey, or renting you an unrentable house and pocketing the money, its just as much a robbery. Its just not something that they can come upon a scene and arrest someone for. In many ways, Lutz and Young say that aside from getting ty lucky. Bank of America, who owned the home, agreed to honor the fake lease they had signed and allowed them to stay in the home, unlike the Ferrer family, who were forced to move out immediately. We had a good ending, Lutz said. Unfortunately it wasnt for all parties. I guess Id say Ive learned that if something sounds like its too good to be true, it probably is. (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.w w w .oldhar bor f inancial .c om Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Mon t h CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term JAZZTASTINGS.COM Local rental property managers Nicholas Musasche, president of the Jander Group, and Lidya Gongage, owner of Kumba Realty & Property Management, offer these tips to help perspective renters avoid falling victim to rental fraud: sure they are licensed. If they are, check to see that the contact information on the listing for a home matches the rms website. property you havent seen. screening process, it probably is. RENT | Police dont have many recorded instances of rental fraud, but real estate agents say its a problem C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE I remember one day there were little kids out front running around all excited saying, This is my house! and then days later they were packing up and gone.

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Page 3 Bryce R. Keene is a Marine. He wears the same uniform and car ries the same demeanor, same grit and same determination as the countless other Marines across the active and retired ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps. What sets apart this son of a Winter Park couple is an injury, an injury that hasnt slowed down his desire to represent the Marines in the militarys premier Paralympics competition. A wire chief, Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Keene, son of Barbara and R. Bruce Keene of Via Tuscany, Winter Park, is part of a small group of wounded Marines who have not only spent long hours of rehabilitation to regain a sense of normalcy, but have taken their recovery to a whole new level to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games competition. The event took place at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1-5. Marine Corps trials, the 1992 graduate of Winter Park High School said. Keene was one of 50 Marines on the team in Colorado Springs skills in events that ranged from sitting volleyball to wheel chair basketball, swimming, archery, For Marines like him, being there was an honor. It was awe some, Keene said. I was so excited and I couldnt wait to get to Colorado. I started training as soon as I found out. Im just try ing to enjoy the moment. Warrior Games is a Paralym pic competition sponsored by features a combination of active duty and retired veterans who have sustained some type of injury during their service. For Keene, competition and training is not just about recovery about the desire. It has helped my morale and my desire to compete, he said. I cant do a lot of sporting activities anymore, so any time you can get out and support your service in something this big is just awe some. Each injury has left its scars, but when these athletes get in the pool or on the track, the only thing that can be seen is the competitiveness and the desire to win. The motivation and drive from Keene is contagious. And the Marine Corps team hopes that having him on the team can bring a medal or two to their side, and provide a better future for all who compete. Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East International Baccalaureate (Middle and High) Visual and Performing Arts (Middle and High) Junior Achievement Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Engineering, Science and Technology Hospitality Management Laser Photonics Medical Arts Veterinary Animal Sciences Digital Media and Gaming Global Technologies NAF Information Technologyinfo and applications are online at SchoolChoice.ocps.net Application window opens May 1 and closes June 1. 2012-13 MAGNET OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE You have a Choice.The Orange County School Board is an equal opportunity agency. PHOTO BY MARVIN LYNCHARD DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Gunnery Sgt. Bryce R. Keene of Winter Park trains for the 2012 Warrior Games, the premier Paralympics competition, held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1-5. Marine conquers his injury S.L. STANDIFIRD Guest Writer Sippin and strollin PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Debra Hendrickson, second from left, poses with family at the Breakaway Bicycles stop during the Winter Park Sip and Stroll on May 3.

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Page 4 Cremation with remembrance.Introducing the newest Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Baldwin-Fairchild Glen Haven.This exceptional garden area is lled with personal and lasting options for families and individuals choosing cremation. Glen Haven Memorial Park STEIFor a COMPLIMENTARY TOUR OR INFORMATION, call (877) 530-6257 or visit BaldwinFairchildCremations.com. at Baldwin-Fairchild Advance-planning options now available.Oaklawn Park Cemetery Offering the Simplicity Plan 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL Open: Tues-Sun. 10AM-4PM 407-644-0190You are invited to the Centers annual Baby Owl Shower! ANNUAL BABY OWL SHOWER SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm Community Bulletin Choirchimes perform Eric Levine, Jewish Academy of Orlandos music teacher, and his Choirchimes En semble hit a high note when they per formed for the school on Friday, April 20, with visiting high school guests Pio neer Valley Christian School (PVCS) from Springeld, Mass. It included a solo per formance by fourth-grader Samantha Kei mach. Visit facebook.com/JewishAcad emyOrlando Trinity Prep alumnus wins fencing title Trinity Prep alumnus Jonathan Yergler (Class of 2009) of Winter Park, now a ju nior at Princeton, recently won the NCAA title in fencing. Athletic success seems to run in the Yergler family. His sister Katie, a senior at Trinity Prep, recently commit ted to play softball at Wheaton College in Illinois. Maitland student shines in NYC Captivating audiences with a perfor mance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Alison Sigalow from Mait land placed as a semi-nalist at the 29th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The competi tion was held at Lincoln Center in New York City for 58 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Vote Winter Park as most beautiful small town The Best of the Road campaign pre sented by Rand McNally and USA Today has launched the second annual search for the best small town in America. Visit bestoftheroad.com to vote for Winter Park in the most beautiful category. Voting ends on Tuesday, May 15. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com To read more about Rollins Colleges outstanding Spring 2012 graduates, scan this QR code with your smart phone or visit wpmobserver.com Rollins Colleges outstanding grad Rollins Evening Program (Hamil ton Holt School), College of Arts & Sciences and College of Profes sional Studies commencement ceremonies on May 12 and May 13 will honor nearly 600 students. Notable graduates include Traci Campana, who was diagnosed with multiple disabilities as a child (including cerebral palsy, mild au tism and multiple sclerosis). Doc tors said she would never be able to attend mainstream classes. This weekend, Traci graduates from Rollins psychology program with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to pursue a masters degree and work for the federal government as an epidemi ologist. Winter Park student raises $60K for cleft palate surgeries Trinity Prep sophomore Miles Saffran of Winter Park has been named a Distin guished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for out standing volunteerism. Miles has helped to raise more than $60,000 to fund three medical trips to Mexico, where he has served as the surgical youth coor dinator for cleft lip and palate repair for Florida Hospitals mission trips. Correction: The times for Peterbrooke Chocolatier Winter Parks Chocolate Camp listed in the May 3 Summer Camp directory were changed after press time. The camp will meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in June and July from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to 407-644-3200.

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Page 5 Business Briefs Stephen A. Butler, M.D. 1812 N. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803The physicians and staff of Winter Park Urology would like to wish Stephen A. Butler, M.D. all the best in his approaching retirement, effective June 1, 2012, and thank him for his 38 years of dedicated service. Dr. Butler will work with his patients to ensure a seamless transition of care to one of his physician colleagues at Winter Park Urology. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407-897-3499.Notice to Patients The Sea Salt Caramel Cupcake created by Pe terbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park and The Yum Yum Truck won Best Cupcake at the Festival of Chocolate held at the UCF Arena in April. John Craig Clothiers an nounces the appointment of Blair DeLongy to Vice President of Retail Op erations. She will now be in charge of operations for John Craig stores in Winter Park, Orlando and Naples as well as Current in Winter Park and Peter Millar, also in Winter Park. David Richard has been named the dean of the Hamilton Holt School at Rol lins College. Richard, a distinguished faculty member in the psychology de partment, is a clinical psychologist and cognitive-behavior therapist. After 24 years on or around Park Av enue, Fredlund Gallery has relocated to Orange Avenue and is now Fredlund Fine Arts LLC. The gallery had evolved into more of a destination establishment and required more accessible parking. Visit fredlundgallery.com Winter Park-based Saiphs Superior Athletic Wear one of the nations leading providers of athletic clothing and apparel is now the exclusive uniform supplier to the USA Eagles Football Club, the United States inter national minor league football team. The announcement comes on the heels of a retail deal with L.A. Fitness loca tions in Florida and Georgia, a European launch, and contracts with high schools and universities nationwide. Visit www. saiphs.com Doug Palmer, a retired Shareholder at Moore Stephens Lovelace, has been elected to serve on the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Board of Advisors. The city of Winter Parks Purchasing Division has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Public Pro curement. Winter Park is one of only 10 agencies to receive the award in the state of Florida. Second Harvest Food Bank of Cen tral Florida was named the 2012 Mary Ruth Herbers SNAP Program of the Year winner at the annual Feeding America Network Summit in Detroit. The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation recently elected Harvey L. Massey to its esteemed Board of Directors. Massey is the owner and CEO of Massey Services Inc. in Orlando. Best Cupcake chance encounter three years ago and nearly 8,000 miles away from his home changed that. It started at a sandwich shop just outside of a Methodist Church conference in Pittsburgh. Bob Bushong was sitting at a table with two friends when a group that would start a journey that crossed the globe. When Bushong, the minister for First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, and pastor Paul Matheri, from the Naivasha Dis trict of the Trinity United Method ist Church of Kenya, shook hands and parted ways just outside of that sandwich shop, the seed was planted. Its strange how it happened, but it did, Matheri said. Three years later, the Panua ministry a partnership between FUMC and the Kenyan church is helping 400 children survive and thrive beyond poverty. Many of those children are being raised by other children, Coordinator Jensie Gobel said. These kids, theyre 16 years old and taking care of four sib lings, Gobel said. Both of their parents are dead. Panua combines life skills with business school to teach teens how to survive and provide for their family. Couple training with a small cash infusion, and the re sult is stories like Munenes. worth of potato seeds and agri cultural training turned into $70 branching out, doubling his land and growing onions and corn while employing up to 10 work ers during planting and harvest ing seasons. Taking the Swahili word Panua to expand literal ly, Manenes most-recent harvests have grown to earn hundreds of dollars, paying for his siblings educations. For Manene, the sim Inside a conference room at the FUMC of Winter Park on Monday, Panua organizers celebrated that type of success. Shaking hands that crossed an ocean to come to Winter Park, Bushong said hello again to an old friend, and members of Panua met for the board member Moses Maina sat down with the Winter Park del egation to cheer the past and plan the future. Along the walls, posters of children helped by the program stared back. Children who have yet to learn English dictated letters to American Panua volunteers, thanking them for food, skills, for teaching them to survive. May I thank God for giving me such a lovely family as a part of my family, read a letter to the Van Son family, a Panua sponsor. A photo hangs of a teenager holding vegetables in his hand, grown on his own land for the In the middle of the room, seated at a circular table alongside fellow Panua organizers, Matheri, thousands of miles from home but still at home, sits down for lunch, a bit of a thanksgiving for a program thats fed hundreds of people half a world away. Everybody likes to eat, he said. AFRICA | Panua combines life skills with business school C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE These kids, theyre 16 years old and taking care of four siblings, Gobel said. Both of their parents are dead. May I thank God for giving me such a lovely family as a part of my family, read a letter to the Van Son family, a Panua sponsor.

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Page 6 Emergency Medical Services Week Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an essential component of the services provided by our Fire/Rescue Department that makes our community stronger and more resilient. Each year, Maitlands Fire/Rescue Depart ment responds to 2,700 medical or trauma-related calls and trans ports more than 1,000 patients to local hospital emergency rooms. Each and every hour of every day, Maitlands citizens and business technicians, paramedics and our EMS director, Dr. Todd Husty, perform for our community. The members of the Fire Rescue team engage in thousands of hours of specialized training to enhance their lifesaving skills and become the best care providers possible. This years theme EMS: More idea that EMS practitioners (EMTs and paramedics) dont choose able working conditions, or 9-to-5 hours; they have a true calling to help and care for others in their hour of need. So, to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving servic es as medicines front line to the citizens and visitors of the city of Maitland, the city has proclaimed the week of May 20 through May 26, as Emergency Medical Servic es Week and invites all residents to stop by Fire Station #45 on In dependence Lane or Fire Station #47 on Fennell Street to meet your emergency medical providers and to tour the facilities. While you are at it, have your blood pressure checked for free! Assistant Fire Chief Kim Neisler, Maitland Fire/Rescue Department National Police Week This year National Police Week a week we remember and honor United States make as they pro tect us each day. As part of this week, Tuesday, May 15, is desig at half mast to honor those who we may live in a safe community. Each year there are more than resulting in more than 16,000 inju ries. Last year, the state of Florida led the nation in the number of duty, and, so far this year, Florida is second only to Texas. Unfortu nately, the state of Florida and the Southeast have a history of being a very dangerous place to be a of Maitland is not immune to this trend as each year several of our 25,200 calls for service last year and have a response time that is much faster than the national average. They are there for us 24 hours each and every day and are dedicated to protecting our com munity and ensuring that Mait land remains a safe community to live, work and raise a family. The city of Maitland is doing its part through May 19 as National Po lice Week in the city of Maitland. Deputy Chief Bill McEachnie, Maitland Police Department National Public Works Week The services that public works departments provide are an inte gral part of our citizens everyday lives. Maitlands Public Works Department includes divisions responsible for arbor services, wa ter production and distribution, wastewater collection, stormwa engineering, streets and facilities maintenance, grounds mainte Many of the amenities that con tribute to the high quality of life for Maitlands citizens are due to the activities of the Public Works Department. We often take it for granted that we have clean water to drink, or nice parks to play in, or streets that are free from litter. It is important that our communi ty understands that these things, like many others, are only pos sible through the hard work per formed by our Public Works per sonnel. This years theme, Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impres sion, speaks to the never ending als to use sustainable solutions to bring their communities the high est possible quality of life within a framework of environmental, social and economic responsibil ity. The city of Maitland acknowl edges all the behind the scenes work performed by the Public Works Department by proclaim ing the week of May 20 through May 26 as National Public Works Week in the city of Maitland. Rick Lemke, director, Public Works Department City Council Meeting of May 14 Public Hearings: opment Ad Valorem Tax Exemp tion Downtown Maitland Zoning Dis trict within the Downtown Maitland Zoning District Decision Items: Zoning Commission (1) Transpor tation Advisory Board (2) & Se nior Citizens Advisory Board (2) Discussion Items: pendence Lane Promoting business in Mait cilwoman Reponen Schedule solid waste work shop Visit itsmymaitland.com for the complete agenda. May 14 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting on Monday, May 14, rah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report Recognition as a Fit Friend ly company Presentation of check from Kenneth Murrah for the tree fund Board appointments Proclamations Emergency Medical Services Week and Civil ity Month Presentation of FSAWWA Plant Award Katherine Fords passing City Managers Report Development report Non-Action Items Action items requiring discussion Hannibal Square East street dining. Discussion of bidding out city attorney contract. Discussion of bidding out federal lobbyist position. to purchasing policy regarding lo cal preference. Discuss potential policy that governs City Commission written communication. Proposed Sustainability Ad visory Board. Public Hearings First reading of the ordinance enacting revisions to single-fami ly and accessory building regula tions; addressing pain manage requirements in residential areas. First reading of the ordinance increasing taxicab rates. 1500 Berkshire Ave. as a historic resource. community-wide initiative to re duce pedestrian injuries and fa talities. Fairbanks exit from Winter Park to Winter Park Historic District. Find the full agenda at cityof winterpark.org Meeting canceled Due to the Memorial Day holi day, the Monday, May 28, City Commission meeting has been canceled. Employee of the Quarter Please join us in congratulating of communications, on his nomi nation as employee of the quarter Since starting his career with the city in 2004, he has been in lockstep with city management working toward establishing and maintaining the integrity, consis tency, professionalism and high quality of the citys image. He sees the big picture and how indi vidual events, programs and ini His informative press releases and media alerts also serve as a reminder and resource of what continues to make this city the best place to live, work and play. Craig is a true ambassador for the city with a positive attitude and contagious enthusiasm. He has created excellent working relationships with his fellow coworkers, residents and merchants. He helps Florida Blood Centers save lives by coordinating the citys blood drives, helps manage the departments budget and edu cates youth via school tours. Craig helps recognize the hard work of others through the preparation of employee recognitions, proclama tions, talking points, speeches and presentations. Craig has an innate ability to befriend everyone he works with and has a warm sincer ity about him that allows them to open their hearts and share their special stories with our commu nity. Whether it is through a public presentation or through the written medium, Craig is able to bring out the best in people and as a result, bring out the best of our city. The citys Employee of the Quarter should be someone who doesnt seek the limelight for him/herself, never casts a shad ow over others, and only looks to make others shine as brightly as they can. Craig is that employee. Congratulations, Craig! Moms receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne Opening at 11am on Mothers Day Sunday, May 13640 S. Orlando Ave Maitland, FL 32751 Reservations accepted 407.637.2933SoNapa Grillewww.SoNapa.com Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Proclamations week! Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Craig ONeil

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Page 7 MAY 10 The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida hosts a free wom ens safety awareness class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 10. Contact Ofcer Lina Strube, 407-5993664 or lstrube@cityofwinterpark.org to sign up. The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting a free workshop on Brain Healthy Living at Serenades by Sonata at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at 425 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood. Call 407-678-9363 to RSVP. MAY 11 Winter Park is poised to become the rst certied Fair Trade Town in the Southeast Learn more at 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org The Maitland Chamber of Commerce will have have an opening reception for Muses of Art from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Chamber at 110 N. Maitland Ave. Visit maitlandchamber.com MAY 12 The Central Florida Daylily Society is holding its annu al daylily show at the Orlando Garden Club located at 710 E. Rollins St. on May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. AAUW Orlando/Winter Park Branch hosts its wrapup program of the 2011-2012 year on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, First Congregational Church. Call 407-282-1023. Outdoor jazz events resume at Swoope Studio, 142 S. Swoope Ave., featuring the very gifted world class guitarist John Valeri and his friends at 7 p.m. Satur day, on May 12. There is a $10 cover charge. Leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Local letter carriers will take them to Second Harvest Food Bank. MAY 15 The Longest Hatred is 7 p.m. May 15 at Univer sity Club of Winter Park. The presentation will be by Kenneth Hanson, Associate Professor of the Judaic Studies Program at UCF. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit universityclubwinterpark.org AARP Winter Park Chapter 1047 will hold its meet ing on May 15, at the Rachel D. Murrah Center, 1015 Morse Blvd., Winter Park at 1:30 p.m. Call 407-6292565. MAY 16 American Association of Individual Investors Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 16, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Visit aaii.com or call 407-6441607. Come to a workshop at Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and learn about natural carpal tunnel pain relief. RSVP at 407-2788115 or go to GetHealthyOrlando.com BASE Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation will receive 5 percent of all Whole Foods Market Winter Park sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. MAY 17 Carol Stein presents A Little Naughty Music, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at Winter Park Play house. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Calendar Mothers Day Events Bring kids ages 6-11 over to The Epiphany Place 115 Maitland Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, to make a Mothers Day gift. Visit TheEp iphanyPlace.com Enjoy a day with mom Sunday, May 13, at Leu Gar dens Theres free admission for moms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enzians Mothers Day Brunch & Screening of My Fair Lady is Sunday, May 13. The Enzian is at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., in Maitland. Visit Enzian.org Shannon Caine with Beautiful Music will present a Mothers Day performance at Casa Feliz on May 13 from noon to 3 p.m. The second Sunday of the month is always free on F amily Day at Mennello Museum of American Art The craft station will involve a mom-pleasing printmaking activity. SoNapa Grille in Maitland will be open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, to honor Mothers Day. Mimo sas will be provided for all moms. Pollo Tropical has a Two Can Dine for $9.99 Moth ers Day special on Sunday, May 13. Flemings brunch This Mothers Day, give Mom a break with a prix-xe brunch at Flemings Prime Steak house & Wine Bar. Its $34.95 per person. Visit emingssteakhouse.com The Sage Project The opening reception for The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories is May 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Call 407-539-2680 or visit crealde.org Art. Music. Food. Architecture. The Summer Concert Series in the A&Hs beautiful Main Garden, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Art. Music. Food. Architecture, begins on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m., featuring The Hindu Cowboys. Admission is $3. Visit ArtandHistory.org

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Page 8 Lifestyles It started in true bootleg style, mixing in bathtubs, sipping and trying again and again, to get the Matt Anderson wanted to capture the essence of his skills learned in the kitchen, and trans late them into the ideal, cuisineNo fancy marketing team the partiers in downtown bars wanted to drink just one man trying to create something truly This is somebody with a pas derson, Matts father and business tagline for Andersons company, Enlightened Grain Spirits, is also and Rollins College graduate, got but he said he felt it just wasnt his restaurant industry as a bartender as a student in Chef Vincent Ga work that goes behind running a artist, said he knew he needed to me was how do you get out of bed you, because it certainly wasnt came to mind, wanting to help Anderson hopes to grow his company into one that can use ed to 150 charities in the last year, isnt just writing a check to a large build a home in the Central Flor New spring inventory has arrived including mens Camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, and much more from sizes Small to XX Large. Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: NEW LOCATION! Fredlund Fine Arts PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Matt Anderson captured the skills he learned in the Hannibals kitchen and translated them into his ideal cuisine-complementary vodka. Please see VODKA on page 10 Living his life without a lter Winter Park natives Enlightened Grain Spirits company features chef-inspired vodka avors BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff

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Page 9 The Orlando Venom, the International Bas ketball Leagues (IBL) newest member, hosted that is dedicated to fostering international bas season and features 10 teams from the United The Venom participated in a limited num professional basketball training and scout The Venom features a range of players from has played in the IBL with the Central Oregon PHOTO COUTESY OF ORLANDO VENOM The 2012 Orlando Venom roster has a range of players with international experience, including Terrence Hundley at shooting guard. Hes played in Brazil, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Please see VENOM on page 10 Venom shoots into the city International team calls Winter Park Community Center home ANDY CEBALLOS Observer Staff MAY 10 Enzians Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature The Purple Rose of Cairo from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Visit Enzian.org MAY 12 Maitland Movie in the Park on Sat urday, May 12, at 8:15 p.m. features The Adventures of Tin Tin at Quinn Strong Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and we will bring you the stars. Food is available for purchase. MAY 19 The Jamie Oliver Foundation is launching its rst Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate and empower people every where to stand up for real food on May 19. Here in Orlando, the Winter Park Harvest Festival, Edible Orlando, Slow Food Orlando and Livepretty. com have combined efforts for Food Revolution Day Orlando featuring free Family Urban Farm Tours starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon at Win ter Park Urban Farm, 1650 Pine Ave. Space is limited. Register at livepretty. com/foodrevorlando MAY 20 The Orlando Museum of Art will of fer free admission on May 20 as part of the Association of Art Museum Di rectors Art Museum Day. Storytellers of Central Florida will present Tales of Florida: Past and Present as a spe cial free presentation to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information about these events, please visit omart.org ONGOING The Art & History Museums Mai tland (A&H) celebrates the residents of Maitland throughout the entire month of May. Maitland residents receive free admission to the A&H Museums May 1-31 with proof of residence. Join your neighbors for Poetry Month at the Maitland Public Library. Fes tivities include contests for childrens poetry, through May 11, with the topic Its all about ME!! and for adult poetry, May 1-28, with the topic of Where I live! At 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, the Mai tland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth-grade. Call 407-647-7700. The Art and History Museums Mait land offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Participants can choose from an array of creative classes. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the old train depot, 200 W. New England Ave. Visit CityofWin terPark.org The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Lily Park. Food Truck Caf is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednes day at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Visit ItsMyMaitland.com or call 407-5396268. Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services provides free meals to children during the summer. contact FSsummer@ocps.net or dial 211. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 10 to play in this league to stay in shape and 6 feet 1 inch tall and plays shooting guard eight years playing in England, and cur rently works as a professional basketball said the speed of IBL play makes players A set play is a strategically planned and a little faster than normal and go ahead and get into your sets and understand players are not paid, but that he tries to help team members with expenses wher comes in the form of opportunities to sign If we lose a player mid-season, were to the fans, but we want these guys to be able to pursue and continue their dreams Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:30 a.m.:30 p.m. Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center Graduation of LWP Class XXII Thaddeus Seymour, President Emeritus Rollins College Presentation of Leadership Winter Park Community Leader Award 2012 Recipient: Pitt Warner, Broker Winter Park Land Company RSVP by Friday, May 11 at www.winterpark.org or call(407) 644 8281. GRADUATION LUNCHEON Presented by: Supported by: Evans Baldwin Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society Leslie Carney Rollins College Barbara Chandler Hannibal Square Heritage Center Es Cohen Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando Stacie Colson Mayflower Retirement Community Deborah Council Orlando VA Medical Center Tracy Craft Winter Park/Maitland Observer Laurie Davis Whole Foods Market Alessandra DeMaria Winter Park Day Nursery Wayne Easterling sponsored by Florida Blue Thomas Eastwood Merrill Lynch Carol Felsing Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC. CPAs Nicole Roger Finegan HMS Certified Public Accountants Meg Fitzgerald Leary Group Claude Fleurimond Winter Park Tech OCPS Mary Newhouse Gordon Gordon Wealth Management Group at Moors & Cabot Investments, Inc. Drew Havron Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley, Insurance Olivia Horn Rollins College Betty Cragin Jones Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida Terri Jones BASE Camp American Childhood Cancer Organization Jacqueline Klann Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation Rhonda Loft Vanson Constructors Sarah Lovaglio Security Financial Management Tris Moriondo Leading Edge Title Partners of Central Florida, LLC Janet Morrow Orlando Health Melisa Moss Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP Dennis Nolte Capital Guardian, LLC Jerry Oller Fannie Hillman + Associates Suzy Plott Rollins College John Rife Winter Park Harvest Festival Marie C. Smith CenturyLink Erika Spence Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Kimber Threet ITN Orlando Carmen Velazquez Orange County Clerk of Courts Elizabeth Villegas Kuykendall Gardner Pierre Vogelbacher PNC Wealth Management Jimm Walsh City of Winter Park Fire Rescue Dept. David A. Witter Financial Harvest Wealth Advisors Lillian M. Yingling CenterState Bank Enlightened Grain is far more than a And thats something that many lo The liquid renaissance of cocktail cre inspired drink program, that mixology-for that are going to complement whats com ing out of the kitchen, not just doing their That works for local culinary hot spots and totally new to most palates and the drink-mixing scene, said Larry Soor, bar good way to introduce them to something It also helps that Anderson is a home community has really supported him on to get someone on board after they hear promote the logistics behind it, the story behind it they like not only the product, but they like to support the entrepreneur who is taking chances and doing the next are something people can identify them drink, its sustainable, organic ingredients, Visit egspirits.com for more information about Enlightened Grain Spirits. Many Park Avenue restaurants serve his vodkas, and you can purchase them at Vines Wine and Spirits in Orlando and online at vineswineshop.com. Matt Andersons newest release is Origin, an unltered, American vodka, and will be on shelves in a month. You can nd Enlightened Grain Spirits at these locations: The Ravenous Pig Park Plaza Gardens 310 Park South Flemings Winter Park Hot Olives Hannibals Lounge Jacks Steakhouse Fiddlers Green Chez Vincent VODKA | Patrons like that their vodka drink is local C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 The rst 14 games that the Orlando Venom play will be home games, played at the Winter Park Community Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 17 and younger. Family packs and season tickets are also available for purchase. Visit OrlandoVenom.com for more information. Date/Opponent (all games start at 7 p.m.) Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19: New Jersey G-Force Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2: Portland (OR) Chinooks Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9: West Coast Hotshots Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16: Vancouver Volcanoes Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23: Olympia Reign VENOM | Player Iren Rainey lives in Winter Park C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

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Page 11 May 10, 11 and 12 Rocky Horror onstage The ultimate cult musical and rock n roll entertainment, The The Abbey on May 10 and run for promises to engulf the mind and ensnare the senses with an un squeaky-clean sweethearts on an is May 11 Muses All painters with new techniques, materials and subjects to bring unique to those women and the roles they play as mothers, sisters, Tracy Burke, Donna Frank, Ana the Maitland Chamber of Com May 11 and Monthly Summer Concerts at the Art & History Museums Maitland and will take place the second stars with music, poetry and an array of food truck fare, and bring blankets or chairs, and a The series begins Friday, May 11, Cowboys, known for their tradi tional string band, retro-country May 12 The Florida Cracker Lifestyle Anyone with a taste for fried Cookbook in Celebration of Corn a simple cookbook, Janis Owens brings together memories, his tory and recipes to celebrate the Cracker culture at the Orange and food sampling with Owens May 19 and 20 Orlando Gay Chorus Presents The challenges of changing To illustrate that, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered com munity chose the theme Chang Orlando GLBT community has come on its journey as the Or lando Gay Chorus shares musical stories that illustrate its struggles Michael Jacksons Man In The Now through June 10 Treasures of the Chrysanthemum Throne A much-anticipated exhibit, Treasures of the Chrysanthe of Arts and Sciences in Daytona porcelains created during the reign of Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor who ascended to the And not to be missed Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival Mad Cow Theatre presents its 10th Annual Orlando Cabaret Broadway, comedy and a few 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. INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 IN THEATERS MAY 18 www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com www.battleshipmovie.com NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Passes are available on a rst-come, rst-serve basis. One pass per adult. Rated PG-13. Seating is limited so arrive early. Pass does not guarantee a seat at the screening. TUESDAY, MAY 15 AT THE REGAL WINTER PARK AT 7:30PM FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PASS FOR TWO, VISIT HTTP://TINYURL.COM/BATTLEORL Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:45 a.m.Registration & Networking 8 a.m.Breakfast & Program Sen. Andy Gardiner Mayor Teresa Jacobs Commissioner Ted Edwards Mayor Ken Bradley Reservations may be made at www.winterpark.org 125 the City of Winter Park1887 2012thANNIVERSARY Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Time to Time Warp

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Page 12 Opinions B usinesses come and go no matter where some fade away with little notice, others are long The recent closing of Bran dywines Deli is a reminder that least two Facebook pages started in tribute of Brandywines, one dents started a petition hoping who showed up at the store com Facebook pages, Cottrells is went to the bank down here on you down there in that store? I had hundred of items they learned to read their minds and I added that he was their neighbor, he knew them and he nodded in agreement and special feelings many had for Started by his father-in-law, the stores namesake, Cottrells lot of time, and a lot of change To accent the span of time come into the store and buy three items for a dollar and get A friend of mine who grew on his fondness for Cottrells it holds such a special place in his memory and he said, As I about Cottrells, especially the Graceland for a 5to 10-year-old large, with Elliott estimating nets, hairnets with just a bun in the back thousands would know what the heck I was theyd be writing me to mail I asked him what he most fondly remembers about oper ating the store, and I was not surprised by his answer: My beautiful wife behind the cash her high school yearbook and asked me to read the caption On that day we walked along stories from the store and his people walking about and com carried in his store, which included candy, and mentioned that growing up during the Great Depression hed beg his parents for a nickel for a Black Cow (candy) and maybe go next ing here and there, but mostly noting how pretty the employee Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter. Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Cottrells Five & Dime: Gone but not forgotten Give residents a voice on tree plan One of the gateways to our commu the corridor of newly V-shaped trees in future for the city of trees if the city now refuses to maintain the trees they planted so the health declines and major branches will take six months before we are told Nancy Shutts Winter Park Tree canopy gives way to budding camera canopy Unfortunately, it appears that the this year without public notice or meeting, following the mayors re-election, as he wastes no time forcing his radical agenda and cameras do not coexist well in the allegiance to the cameras, proclaiming that Paul Vonder Heide Winter Park Tax hikes rooted in greed Economics printed recently in The New especially burdened by paying 50 percent pay all the rest of our taxes, with probably Security and Medicare is taxed mostly at The rich are taxed at lower rates on capital percent of all income recipients, still dont make enough money to pay enough taxes to amount to more than 50 percent of the describe the resistance by the rich to rais William K Paton Maitland Stopping outrageous GSA spending Reids public criticism, I announced hear relating to this agencys culture of waste more whistleblowers came forward and geous GSA junkets some as recently as were briefed on the systemic abuse of tax attention and congressional hearings, taxpayer losses from thousands of empty man of the Transportation and Infrastruc ture Committee was a few blocks from other empty federal buildings to call at tention to GSA waste and push legislation mantle the culture of waste at GSA, hold U.S. Rep. John L. Mica District 7 Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Former Cottrells Five & Dime owner David Elliot chats with employee Ashlee Workman about the retro candy selection at Sassafras Sweet Shoppe on Park Avenue last week.

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Page 13 The system was rotten. This had been said over and over; yet the old hulk was immovable. When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent. of the Catholic Church in the 15th century That about sums up Americas political Republicans and Democrats alike self-righteously bemoan the condition of Americas highways, bridges, rails and Americas coal plants liberally spew carcinogens and our public water systems antiquated waste treatment facilities are inadequate and Americas groundwater world infrastructure is, our democratic Class deck chairs when youre booked on the Titanic? fools? Our future denied to us as we liberal pieties? Our Supreme Court has become just backside is $ucker! Might Americas future be some dysto their hours lulled by the mind-numbing always soma, delicious soma. scene of such pointlessness that it is right foreign policy of costly wars supporting poor, but I much prefer Obama to Rom plores a time such as America now experi course for the sane man is to retreat, and drawing to ones garden may, indeed, be Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@ MEDIAmerica.US Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! The brand tattooed on our backside is $ucker! The green-eyed monster Jealousy is the most unrewarding of human emotions no one wins anything as, The state of being unduly concerned My grandmother spoke much wisdom that jealousy does no one any good, and in fact, eats up the jealous person like a Anyone who has done things to make self the target of pot-shots from jealous An old saying goes: Man wants but little here on earth, but that little is too speares name for jealousy in the great imagine in my wildest dreams that any Colleges motto contains but one word: set you free may, while doing so, scare the Some people, unhappily, are con tion of education is: 1) The acceptance of the truth in a Truth hightails it when we fail to accept the consequences of our own ac me with the greatest operatic singing role Otello ends up strangling Desdemona, opera where Otello could notice a hand by Otello, Iagos wife, Emilia, snatches it up, and Iago takes it as a useful tool for little incident, the story would end then us on the stage as well as on the world the pest, and go on to better things, and, About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) An old saying goes: Man wants but little here on earth, but that little is too often what another man has. rested for the shooting death of are wondering what took so protests and outrage that erupted in Sanford and quickly spread to the rest of the country because of the police departments failure to merman was white (though half wondered why I didnt experi and know their commitment to also know the state attorney for Seminole County and his passion regardless of the color of the of about it from the African-Ameri Not so long ago, black Florid ians were murdered without the people who committed the pretty well toward racial equality now, its past failures are likely to stir up strong reactions like the month and a half when some he likened Sanford to Birming but for many African-Americans tices that deep dont go away and when touched can erupt into Injustice takes a long time inaugural address, Abraham injustice: Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled unrequited toil shall be sunk, and with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as it must be said the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous the good news is that God can of Christ is able to break down walls of hostility between people bright spots of the past couple of months is how the pain of the Sanford situation has brought together black and white pastors across the community to pray to gether for the healing only Christ For the healing to be real, My confession would be that I am only now beginning to catch a glimpse of how deep the pain runs in the hearts of my Africanam so, so sorry, and I will make a side you and try to understand of the body aches the whole body were not feeling it, are we really part of the body? I also want to applaud the graciousness of African-American stronger community, which we will especially need as the legal Govatos is a senior pastor of Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park. System hasnt worked well for blacks REV. JIM GOVATOS Guest Writer

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Page 14 Things are looking up for estate pros and local homeown past year, most noticeably with a housing market with less than homes is considered a sellers tion of the housing market in In fact, Frank Nothaft, chief econ ing lender Freddie Mac, said the following last January while at the International Builders Show in Orlando: I do think well see these housing prices bottom out, went on to state, This is the time The ultimate get from all these sound bites and data charts is this, Orlando has hit its housing bottom, and is slowly but surely Market reports, which came out time their home purchases close to the market bottom, its time from last year and sales are up Mortgage rates are still at all-time lows, as well, so the timing really ROI potential for Central Florida ing a killing buying up REO and As an Orlando real estate has been a top Realtor locally for stringent with their guidelines now, meaning the buyers are ket with foreclosures in coming Yes Christina, but what of all but not yet foreclosed on? A big trend I am seeing is short sale reform, and also, lenders look ing to partner with owners to nationwide lender that seeks to help owners complete short sales recently announced that they will June 15, homebuyers can expect to get responses to short sale of fers on Freddie Macand Fannie these lenders got responses any is the lenders will be working to complete more short sales, which record-low interest rates, it would appear the sun is shining on the Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or www. ChristinaSellsOrlando.com [ Y o u r A d d r e s s H e r e ] 4 7 6 7 N e w B r o a d S t O r l a n d o F L 3 2 8 1 4 $ 1 6 5 f o r a p r e s i g i o u s b u s i n e s s a d d r e s sO N E M O N T H F R E E Work in a community that boasts one of Orlandos m o s t p r e s t i g i o u s a d d r e s s e s w i t h n o l o n g t e r m c o m m i t m e n t s W e o f f e r a b u s i n e s s a d d r e s s a p h o n e l i n e w i t h p e r s o n a l i z e d p h o n e a n s w e r i n g a n d r e c e p t i o n s e r v i c e P l u s I n t e r n e t a c c e s s d e s k t o p publishing, word processing graphic desig n, offices and conference room rentals as you need them. and conference room rentals as you need them. V i s i t B a l d w i n O f f i c e c o m o r C a l l ( 4 0 7 ) 5 1 4 2 6 0 0 Homes Observer Homes brought to you by: Fannie Hillman + Associates Serving Central Florida for over 31 years! 407-644-1234 fanniehillman.com Orlando housing prices hit bottom, increases predicted CHRISTINA RORDAM Guest Writer

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Page 15 rfrrrrntrrt rbrrrnbrrrrrrt rfnn tbnn rfrntfbrfbnf nrrfftrrfnfrfn tfffrfnrff rrfftrnrrfrf frfrfrfnrrnnftrnrrr rfntb tntbn btntbbbttt ntntbbn rfnrttb Virtual Oce Perception is Everything! Some home-based businesses nd it dicult to nd the perfect balance between the freedom of a home oce and the challenge of how they want to be perceived by their clients and vendors. At Executive OceSuites of Baldwin Park, our Virtual Oce Mem berships are a great way to accomplish both. As companies continue to come to terms with the eects of the economy, it becomes increasingly necessary to streamline operations and nd cost-ef fective alternatives to conventional business practices. The nancial advan tage of a Virtual Oce is very appealing to companies looking to accomplish such a goal. Some of these nancial advantages include: avoiding the ex pensive cost of maintaining a physical oce; saving on gas cost by working from home and having your mail forwarded to your home oce; and having a full-time employee answer your calls, sign for packages and provide ad ministrative support for a fraction of the cost of a typical employee. Our Virtual Oce Memberships grant the home-based business the ability to work from home, while providing the image to take that business to the next level. They start with a basic membership that includes the use of a professional business mailing address; however, memberships can also include a phone line answered by a live person, in your company name, that is patched to your home oce or cell phone. Additionally, we have several conference rooms ranging in size that can be used by the hour, day or week. You can also use administrative support on an as needed basis, and you are only charged for the time that you use. That time could be used to help you develop a marketing plan, create business cards, brochures, proposals, create a web site or manage and update a database. All of these services provide the image of having a larger, more professional operation that can help level the playing eld when you are competing with larger businesses, creating a larger footprint without incurring unnecessary cost. Having your phone answered by a live operator or a visitor greeted by our friendly receptionist not only makes you appear to have a larger operation, it can also help you to grow your business faster than if you attempted to accomplish everything on your own. Need a vacation? No problem. You can also take time o and have the peace of mind knowing that a live person is answering your calls and our receptionist is signing for your packages. We are here to provide you the business support that you need to run you business eectively. We will even work with you to customize a membership to meet the specic needs of your business. Allow Executive OceSuites of Baldwin Park to help provide your busi ness the image and support sta that it deserves. We are located in the SunTrust Bank building on New Broad Street. We opened our doors in 2004 and we have helped many Baldwin Park residents with their oce needs. We would welcome the opportunity to help you. Call us today at 407-514-2600, visit us online at baldwinoce.com, or stop by anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a tour of our center. Dont forget to ask us about our Residents Special. Evans High wins public development of year Orange County Public Schools innovative new Evans High School Replacement designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture, Orlando, and constructed by Williams Company, Orlando, received NAIOPs Public Develop ment of the Year Award for 2011 as recently presented by NAIOP Central Florida. Designed as the cornerstone of Orlandos Pine Hills community, the new 21st cen tury 380,570-square-foot school features three 3-story classroom buildings that are built into as small learning communities with 2,400 student stations. The schools media center, gymnasium and auditorium were spe cially designed to accommodate after-hours commu nity use and are located along the campuss perimeter with easy access to parking. Winter Park Land transactions Michael Winn, vice president of Winter Park Land Com mercial, brokered the lease of ofces in the historic Kummer Kilbourne home at 121 Gareld Ave., just off Park Avenue in Winter Park. The tenant for the two suites, totaling 2,750 square feet, is Educational Con sultants. Allan Keen has beautifully restored the prop erty. The landlord is Keewin Real Property Company, LLC. Winn represented the landlord, Temple Grove Inc., and Luu Karoly of Rock Realty represented the tenant, Rock Ventures LLC, in the lease of 1,778 square feet of ofce space at 145 Lincoln Ave., in Winter Park. This property is the former headquarters of RLF, Architects. Winn was the leasing agent for 600 square feet at Real Estate Briefs Please see BRIEFS on page 16

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Page 16 334 N. Park Ave., to G. R. Bridges Jewelry, specializing in antique and estate jewelry. The landlord is Bank of America Trust De partment. Winn was the leasing agent for Peter Mil lar Mens Apparel, a beautiful new 687 square foot shop at 214 N. Park Ave., op erated by Craig DeLongy, owner of both John Craig Clothier and Current, also lo cated on Park Avenue. The tenant is Mo to, LLC and the landlord is Tu Tu 1. Mike Winn and Lief Erickson, brokers for Winter Park Land Commercial, repre sented the landlord, Elizabeth Morse Ge nius Foundation, and the tenant, Dr. Gary F. Pileggi, D.D.S., in the lease of 2,500 square feet located at 329 N. Park Ave., Suite 360. Fannie Hillman increases rst quarter sales Despite a still struggling economy and an industry-wide existing home market that typically experiences a drop off in rst quarter sales, Fannie Hillman + As sociates posted 86 rst quarter closings, which was 10.3 percent better than a comparable period last year. The com panys rst quarter closings produced a volume of $25.9 million, highlighted by the sale of a $2.48 million home on Winter Parks Lake Maitland. For the quarter, sales averaged $300,685, down 59 percent from last years rst quarter average sale due primarily to the number of distressed properties included in its 86 transactions. For more information call 407-6441234 or visit the companys web site at fanniehillman.com Kelly Price has healthy rst quarter Kelly Price & Company, one of Central Floridas leading residential real estate rms, celebrates a healthy rst quarter with almost $25 million dollars in sales. With more than 65 sold transactions in the rst quarter alone, Kelly Price & Com pany is setting the tone for the upcoming months. With the lowest MLS inventory in recent years, demand for these homes goes up, which is taking us out of a buy ers market and into a sellers market. This is a hopeful sign of the market stabilizing and supply and demand equalizing. For specic information regarding Kelly Price & Company, please contact 407-6454321 or visit KellyPriceAndCompany.com Cuhaci designs new Sweet Tomatoes Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently complet ed design work on a new Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Kendall off the Turnpike and Mills Drive in south Dade County. Addition to Sandals Realty Nancy Stanglein has joined Sandals Re alty. Nancy is a 10-year veteran of the Central Florida real estate industry and has been a top producer at Century 21 as well as Southern Realty. She also holds a home staging professional certication. Integrity Home Loan opens new ofces Integrity Home Loan opened a branch facility on East Colonial Drive in Orlando last month and will open a new facility in Longwood this month. Last month Integ rity opened a downtown Orlando ofce. Land for sale in Winter Springs Stirling Sothebys International Realty has been named exclusive sales and market ing agents for a 5.23-acre commercial development site on State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Realty, said the property is zoned C-1 and offers 890 feet of frontage on 434. The prop erty is located between Moss and Tus cawilla Roads, with easy access to the SR 417 expressway, which makes it ideal for ofce development or retail, Soderstrom said. The property is priced at $800,000 and the seller will entertain all offers. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Home values in Baldwin Park are on the rise! Investment Properties Short Sales Rentals Homebuyers Luxury Real Estat Tired of looking through online ads and calling every apartment complex in town? Let us do the work for you; our services cost you nothing! Searching for that perfect investment to add to your portfolio? With mortgage rates at all time lows and the many bank owned properties and short sale opportunities still available, now is the ideal time to invest in real estate. Income producing properties are a great way to create a source of recurring revenue. From January 1st through April 11th, 2012 the average single family home in Baldwin Park sold for 550,603, within 3 months of listing and at 95 of the listing price. The average townhome sold for 284,310 within 3 months of listing at 98 of the listing price. The average condo sold for 187,280, within 1.5 months of listing, at 99 of the listing price. We will make sure that you have the tools and resources necessary to make an informed decision, while ensuring that your time is maximized by demanding timely responses to all oers. If you are facing foreclosure, it's important to know that you have options. Consider a short sale before it's too late as 2012 may be the last year for the Government's Mortgage Debt Relief program. Our services are absolutely free of charge to you. Ben Grooten REALTOR 407.401.1680 ben.grooten@brenparc.comBryan Knight REALTOR 407.756.5517 bryan.knight@brenparc.com @brenparcorlando facebook.com/brenparc 931 Wekiva Springs Rd # 104 Longwood, FL 32779 www.BrenParc.com Jeff ClarkColdwell Banker Residential407.733.0773j.clark@coldwellbanker.com www.BaldwinParkLiving.com BRIEFS C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Orlando inventory hits ve-year low; median price rises 13 percent Orlandos median price plus yet month-to-month increase in sales are strong signs of continuing ing market, reports the Orlando These factors also indicate a means a downward slide in the man of the Board Stephen Baker, Orlando homes has increased percent higher than that recorded prices of both bank-owned sales and normal sales increased in price of short sales decreased by Members of ORRA par were normal; short sales made percent while short sales ac paid by Orlando homebuyers ORRA began tracking the statis before coming under contract Pendings ber of pending sales in March Short sales, which take much longer to process from contract while bank-owned properties ac Affordability The increase in median price has led to a decrease in Orlandos than 11 percentage points lower buyers earning the state-reported median income are 1 percent short of the income necessary to median-income earners make more than is necessary to qualify Buyers who earn the reported homes in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the earn the reported median income and Seminole counties currently listed in the local multiple listing For detailed statistical reports, sentation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Or lando Regional Realtor Associa tion and the My Florida Regional ORRA

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