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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: 05-17-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Thanks for letting me reach back to those fond memories. I loved Cottrells. It was a kids delight. Page 12 Letters to the editor Healthy Living After a stroke at 31, Valerie Greene is still partially paralyzed, but she can walk and now talks for a living. Page 8 Lifestyles It was a rush to interview the 18 members of the Sage Project, all of them 85 years old or older. Page 7 Calendar Bring your furry friends to walk along Cady Way Trail at the inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk on Saturday, May 19. Page 6 451 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 A video pans the empty chairs of Arnold Palmer Childrens Hospital waiting room be fore it locks on the blue eyes and round face of 6-year-old London Peoples. Its day 23, he says, managing a strained smile as his mother, Ginger Nader, softly pinches his cheek. You only have seven days left, Nader says from behind the camera over the faint background calls of the hospitals intercom, stroking the boys thinning Mohawk. Is that exciting? Seven days left? he says, his voice picks up hopefully, Mhmm. As of May 14, its been 23 weekdays that London and his mom have been coming to the hospital bright and early for his radia tion treatment, and 23 days theyve recorded minute-long countdown video. Its been 35 days total since their world was turned upside down, when London was oma (DIPG), a cancerous brain tumor on his brain stem. On Friday, April 6, London went to kin dergarten at Conway Elementary, giggling, running and playing as usual, and on Satur day, April 7, Nader said he was walking into walls, falling out of chairs and having prob lems operating the right side of his body. Londons never sick hes never been sick and all the sudden my beautiful, PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON OBSERVER STAFF London Peoples gets a smooch from his mother, Ginger Nader, on Monday. Just more than a month ago, 6-year-old London was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. Please see LONDON on page 3 The community shows support for two Central Florida kids ghting a grim brain cancer diagnosis SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Love for London Street closing for on-street dining could expand be yond Hannibal Square, and an ordinance to woo drivers with a Winter Park Historic District stalled at Mon days Commission meeting. The city had been experimenting since February with European street caf-style dining along Hannibal Square in between Hannibals and Armandos restau in a compiled report about the experiment so far. The Commission was unanimous about its approval on May 14. Commissioner Steven Leary said that he hadnt heard any complaints about the dining since it was enacted, and said it could be used to help nearby businesses. it, he said. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK Commissioners questioned on Monday whether visitors should be beckoned into Winter Park through one of its least-historic entry points, the Fairbanks Avenue corridor between I-4 and downtown Winter Park. Please see STREET on page 2 City mulls historic district signage ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 2 In soccer, a gap of one goal can be an eternity. For the Central Florida Krush U11 team, staring down a 2-1 gap with minutes ticking away on the championship, a win was look ing grim. But they didnt give up, Coach Bindy Singh said. They fought back Presidents Cup Championship in Auburndale on April 22, battling the Cape Coral Cyclones for two dramatic goals to take the lead and the whistle. The girls then raced around the Singh of Winter Springs said never giving up is what is so special about his team. The girls dont back down, thats what has made them so tough, he said. Theyve surprised everyone. The victory served as an allegory for a tough season now carried on their backs in triumph. After a long battle of struggling to win, they be came undefeated state champions. I once said they (the team) will win state championships, you could see the potential; it was there, Singh this soon. Krush soccer team parent Susan Wilson of Winter Park said to get to the tournament the team had to win 11 back-to-back games, and when they did, it really boosted their con They earned it, Krush soccer ter Park said. It wasnt an easy road Both long-time soccer coaches team achieve this goal, by passing along their own skill and determi nation to the girls. They had the skill, but nobody said. Bindy and I came together to mold them and give them discipline and direction. Krush soccer team parent Mark Hamilton of Casselberry said both coaches have inspired his daughter Trinity to pursue her soccer dream through college. Trinity sleeps soccer, Hamil ton said. She doesnt walk through the house, she dribbles her way through. Krush soccer team parent Deb Parent of Winter Springs said the coaches have impacted the team in a tremendous way. We knew that the team could do it when Bindy and J.C. took over, tion. The team accomplished this or strategy. how it works, Singh said. It went from one dimensional to basically three dimensional. Looking ahead to next season, the team hopes to bring the heart of the game that has driven them this far, even further. Our girls taught me a lesson, to never give up, Singh said. I cant make them play; it has to come from their heart. (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 Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: NEW LOCATION! Fredlund Fine Arts Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA KRUSH The Central Florida Krush U11 team became undefeated state champions on April 22. Heart of champions KRISTY VICKERY Observer Staff For more information on Central Florida Krush/Kraze Soccer visit cfksoccer.com lowing on-street dining that could potentially be anywhere restaurant, and nearby business owners give the OK. I was really pleased, Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said, but with a caveat about noise that she still worries could become an issue with other locations. Theres no doubt its going to bring more diners to our restaurants. But pre-existing residents should be able to expect a good nights sleep. The proposal implies that it was tailored for restaurants Avenue. Restaurants on East New England Avenue and East Morse Boulevard may be left out of on-street dining, as the item only allows it on streets carrying less than 1,000 cars per new locations for on-street dining based on the set criteria, nesses. Historic sign stalled An attempt to draw in more historic tourism stalled when commissioners questioned whether visitors should be beck oned into the city through one of its least-historic entry points. A resolution requesting the Florida Department of Trans portation to change Winter Parks exit sign on Interstate 4 to say Winter Park Historic District was too premature, Leary said, considering Fairbanks Avenues current condition. Fairbanks expecting to see a historic district, Leary said. banks Avenue business corridor before drawing tourists into the city from the west. more planning. Leary also noted that the proposal would have removed the previous sign informing drivers of the Winter Park exit, replacing it with the less clear historic district designation. Before the issue was tabled, Mayor Ken Bradley said that the city should work on identifying its historic district and I think very few people could identify what that is, Brad you to the Winter Park Historic District, where is it? STREET | Dining could expand C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 healthy little boy was falling out of chairs and could barely walk, quick. that London had DIPG, an inop erable and incurable form of brain 200 children, primarily between the ages of 3 to 6, in the U.S. every year. Three days later he would start radiation treatment to try and temporarily shrink the tumor, as the location of it makes surgical removal impossible and chemo for a devastating diagnosis. When I heard, I scoured the Internet for hope, and I really lards, Londons family friend and manager of All Fired Up paint-ityourself pottery in Winter Park. Londons oncologist, Dr. Amy Smith with MD Anderson Or landos Cancer Center, told Nader a DIPG diagnosis comes with an average eightto 15-month sur vival rate with radiation, refer ring to DIPG as a uniformly fatal disease. Unable to accept that fate for her little heartbreaker and paint ing pal, Sellards lept into action, extended Central Florida commu nity to launch Love for London, a support and fundraising cam paign for London and his family, hosting multiple events a week across the area. these children dont stand a knew I had to try to do anything I could to help, she said. I cant imagine life without him. Fighting the same struggle In her research for Love for London, Sellards came across an other DIPG support group for a 4-year-old girl right across town called Cheering for Caitlin. Caitlin Downing of Oviedo faced the same diagnosis as Lon mother, Denise Downing, said in went from her lively, sassy self to cross-eyed and uncoordinated, much like what happened with London. Two of the estimated 200 chil dren to be diagnosed with DIPG this year, less than 20 miles away from each other, three months apart. It was so dramatic and so how much your life can change in less than a week. On May 1, Caitlin underwent surgery as part of a phase I clini cal trial for DIPG at the SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. Downing said the clinical tri als only goal is to check for any dure, not to treat or cure. But that doesnt mean both Caitlins and Londons family arent holding out hope. As a parent desperate for a treatment for my child I can only hope that thisll hit a grand-slam and my daughter will be cured, but I have to know thats not the goal with this, Downing said. Londons mom said theyll be watching Caitlins case closely, as she goes back and forth from Oviedo to New York for followup appointments weekly for the next month. Were really hoping that this will be something new that works, Nader said. But in the meantime, both support systems their situations have spread for them in and be yond their communities. All Fired Up in Winter Park held a bake sale, Tim Burton Friday, May 11, with 20 percent of pottery proceeds going to Love for London. Having met London previous ly at All Fired Up, Lawrence Phil lips, president of the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, arranged lege Park, where his co-worker from United Legacy Bank Mike Scures band was playing, to do nate part of the nights proceeds on May 12. The Goldenrod Chamber blasts out email lists with upcom ing local Love for London events. Its one of those stories that sucks you in, Phillips said. This young kid with this devastating The best part of it all is see ing the whole community coming together for a kid in need, he said. Londons wish Over Mothers Day weekend, Love for London supporters came don, now relatively symptom free, radiation having temporar ily shrunk his tumor. He and his family were sent to the circus and time. At Universal, London got pri vate meet and greets from all the superheroes and received a signed signed by each of them, that sits on the familys kitchen table wait ing to be framed. Superheroes can do the stairs by themselves, London says, as he makes his way to the second pirate-themed bedroom on his own, a far cry from the wheel chair bound boy the tumor had turned him into a month prior. London may be bouncing of the walls, running around with knows that without further treat ment, this normal likely wont stay. Londons future, absent ad vances in treatment, rests on the unknown. But in the present, Nader says, its been the unexpected outpour ing of community support that has gotten her family and London through the last month of chaos. We really love our kids and always only want to do whats best for them, she said. But I wouldnt have been able to cope with all of this if I didnt have all these great people to back me up. Maitland Coin & Currency Show Sunday, May 20th9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Maitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell Trade AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 LONDON | All Fired Up in Winter Park and Scruffy Murphys have held fundraising events for London C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE For more information about Love for London events and updates, visit Love for London on Facebook or loveforlondon.org. To learn more about Cheering for Caitlin, and her progress since surgery, visit cheeringforcaitlin.com Downing said the clinical trials only goal is to check for any toxic side effects from the procedure, not to treat or cure. But that doesnt mean both Caitlins and Londons family arent holding out hope. As a parent desperate for a treatment for my child I can only hope that thisll hit a grand-slam and my daughter will be cured, but I have to know thats not the goal with this, Downing said.

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Page 4 Business Briefs The Ray Bolt Classic Golf Tournament held its 10th year tournament at Celebration Golf. It was organized by The Ray Bolt Foundation Inc., a non-prot organization sponsored by Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. that is dedicated to providing nancial assistance to cancer-related causes and remembering their friend and men tor, Ray Preston Bolt. For 2012, the foundation netted $17,500 in proceeds to be contributed to the American Cancer Society along with providing scholarships to accounting students at UCF, USF and FIU. MicheLee Puppets Inc. received a $1,000 grant from Rotary Club of Maitland in support of their performances in Maitland schools. Visit miche leepuppets.org for more information. Although todays children spend less time playing outside than any previous generation, 213 cities and towns, including Winter Park, have earned recognition from national non-prot KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City USA communities for their ef forts to increase play opportunities for children. This is the second year that Winter Park has been recognized. The Florida Section American Water Works As sociation (FSAWWA) has given Winter Park the Class C Water Treatment Plant Award for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant located at 1960 Magnolia Ave. The National Flight Academy announced plans to distribute a $125,000 matching scholarship fund made possible by the University of Florida and Full Sail University totaling $250,000. The funding will allow hundreds of students to attend threeand ve-day sessions aboard Ambition. Previously only available to the residents on the west side of Orlando, BIG FISH Swim School has extended its lessons to the parents and children in the Baldwin Park and Hunters Creek areas. Call 407-251-9869 or visit bigshswimschool.com for more information. NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease of 4,050 square feet of industrial space at 5612 Carder Road, Suite 1D, in Orlando. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Or landos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work for an 80,000-square-foot Price Choppers supermarket in Massachusetts. Community Bulletin Puppet show teaches respect The Holocaust Center in Maitland held its annual Dinner of Tribute at the Rosen Plaza on April 26. This years event began with a remarkable Puppet Musi cal Variety Show, created by Tracey Conner (Miche Lee Puppets), Bob Kodzis (Flight of Ideas) and Mark Freid (Th!nk Creative). Using the theme of respect, puppets and puppeteers sang about the need for RE-S-P-E-C-T. In keeping with that theme, the Dinner of Tribute honored Dr. Richard Lapchick, founder and president of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, who has used his lifes work to promote equality, dignity and respect in sports and in the larger world. Call for artists extended The Art on the Green 2012 call for artists deadline has been extended to Friday, June 1. Art on the Green is a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park. Visit cityofwinterpark.org and click on the Art on the Green button. Winter Park Playhouse adds shows The Winter Park Playhouse will add four perfor mances to its schedule for each production in their 2012-2013 series. The new performance schedule will include: week of each production. Tickets are $15. are $28. ing week of each production. Tickets are $28. To purchase tickets, call the box ofce at 407-6450145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Honoring Ray Bolt Nursery Jubilee raises $60K Winter Park Day Nursery held its Orange Blossom Jubilee on April 27 at the Winter Park Community Center. Attendance was 150; and the amount raised was nearly $60,000. Pictured from left are David Isaacson, Erica Lee, Scott Maxwell and Cyndee Maxwell, who helped host the event. Q&U marriage brings gifts The students of Park Maitland School enjoy an annual tradition that helps them learn an important rule of grammar Q then U. Every year pre-kindergarten students attend the wedding of these two letters to symbolize that they always stick together in words like quick and quack. As expected at a wedding, the students and their parents bring a gift. Instead of going to the newlywed letters, the gifts are donated to Florida Hospital for Children. After their school day, several students and parents volunteered from each class to bring the gifts to the hospital on behalf of Q and U. The gifts that the Park Maitland School students brought lled up several wagons with new toys to be distributed to children in the hospital who need a little cheering up. It is so important for us to teach our students about the importance of giving to others, said Cindy Moon, head of school for Park Maitland School. Many of our students are very blessed in their own lives so for them to learn at a young age the importance of giving back to the community is very im portant lesson. For more information on how to donate to Florida Hospital for Children, please visit oridahospitalfor children.com RM&N raises money for multiple sclerosis Team RM&N of the Winter Park/Maitland area recently raised about $3,000 for those in the community suffering with multiple sclerosis during the recent Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2012. The team spent April 21-22 riding to and from Bok Tower Gardens and Caribe Royale. The money they raised goes toward the Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society.

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Page 5 May 14 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting on May 14. Below are a few highlights of decisions made: Mayors Report The city was recognized as a Fit Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. The city was presented a check from Kenneth Murrah for the City of Winter Park Tree Fund. Many of the 2012 board ap May 20-26 was proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week. The month of May was pro claimed Civility Month. The city was presented with the FSAWWA Most Outstanding Class C Water Plant Award. Non-Action Items The March 2012 Financial Re port was accepted. Consent Agenda The minutes of April 23 were approved. The various contracts and for mal solicitations were tabled. The Interlocal Agreement with rescue apparatus inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs was approved. The fourth annual Winter in the Park Holiday Ice Equipment Rental and Management Agree ment with Magic Ice USA was approved, and the Mayor was au thorized to execute the contract. The development and ease Ave. was approved. Action items requiring discussion The Hannibal Square East street dining (Armandos and Hannibals) was approved with amendments. The bidding out of the city at torney contract was discussed, and more information was re quested. The bidding out of the federal lobbyist position was discussed, and no decision was made. The purchasing policy regard ing the inclusion of local prefer ence was moved to the June 11 meeting for further discussion. A discussion was held regard ing a potential policy that gov erns City Commission written ed to review the policies of other municipalities and bring it back for the Commissions review. The proposed Sustainability Advisory Board was tabled. Public Hearings dinance enacting revisions to single-family and accessory building regulations related to pain management clinics was ap proved. nance increasing taxicab rates was approved. The resolution designating 1500 Berkshire Ave. as a historic resource on the Winter Park Reg ister of Historic Places was ap proved. The resolution supporting a communitywide initiative to re duce pedestrian injuries and fa talities in Central Florida through education, engineering and en forcement was approved. The resolution requesting Florida Department of Transpor tation change the sign at the In terstate 4, Fairbanks Avenue exit from Winter Park to Winter Park Historic District was ta bled. A full copy of the May 14 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 11, pending ap proval by the City Commission. May 28 City Commission meeting canceled Due to the Memorial Day holi day, the Monday, May 28, City Commission meeting has been canceled. City Hall Closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Household garbage, yard trash and recy cling collection services will not be provided by Waste Pro. Nor mal services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collec tion day. On behalf of the city of Winter Park, warmest wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. KABOOM! names Winter Park Playful City USA 213 cities and towns, including Winter Park, have earned recog KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City to increase play opportunities for children. This is the second year that Winter Park has been recog nized. Presented by The Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program advocating for local policies that increase play opportunities for children and a key platform in combating the City named Fit-Friendly The city of Winter Park has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat healthier and become more active. Winter Park joins the growing list of or ganizations that are taking steps to decrease healthcare expenses and increase productivity. Outstanding Water Treatment Plant Award The Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAW WA) has awarded the city of Win ter Park the 1 Class C Water Treatment Plant Award for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant located at 1960 Magnolia Ave. This award is given once a year by the American Water Works As sociation after extensive review of submittals by water profes sionals. Plants were reviewed ac cording to compliance with FDEP standards, adherence to rules, maintenance, professionalism, safety, emergency preparedness, mitment to provide safe water to the public at all times. The city was proud to receive this award from the FSAWWA. Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, nd us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For many years one of our main transportation goals has been to complete a limited-access beltway around the greater Orlando area. the Wekiva Parkway. This, along with SunRail and the Interstate 4 Master Plan, are the three proj I fully agree with the importance of these projects, however, the timing of these projects must also be weighed against other pressing local areas transportation needs. Both SunRail and the I-4 Mas ter Plan are needed now as they serve the majority of the greater Orlandos population and direct ly address our current pressing transportation needs. The Wekiva Parkway, however, would pres ently serve only a small fraction of our population and will not overburdened transportation sys tem. To commit now monetary funding to the Wekiva Parkway by taking away monetary funding from other greater Orlando area local transportation projects does not properly address our present and immediate future transporta tion needs for the following rea sons: take away much-needed mone important local transportation projects throughout the Orlando area that have been planned for years to help relieve our overbur dened roads that serve the majori ty of the Orlando area population. not have a major impact on re years. scheduled to be completed until 2021, which is after the 20-mile I-4 planned improvements are sched uled to be completed in 2020, of I-4 construction upgrade. I am not suggesting not com pleting the beltway. We should ward with the construction of the Wekiva Parkway, but revise our priorities to take care of our pres ent overburdened roads as previ ously scheduled. Due to monetary funding constraints, this may take a few more years to complete the beltway, but it will address our areas immediate transportation needs more appropriately and fairly. We should revise the project priorities as follows: First, we should acquire all of the right-ofway needed for the entire road to ensure that we have the land to construction schedule allowing the monetary funds that were tak en away for local transportation projects to be reinstated and used as originally scheduled for our lo cal areas transportation needs. Not remaining on schedule to take care of our local areas over burdened transportation needs could result in limited and sty mied growth in many areas hurt ing their future quality of life. How we handle our transporta tion issues now will help ensure healthy growth, prosperity and a good quality of life for the greater Orlando area in the future. City Council Meeting of Monday, May 14 The Maitland City Council met on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 11. Public Hearings: Adopted an Ordinance to es tablish an economic development ad valorem tax exemption. Adopted ordinances creating a Downtown Maitland Zoning Dis trict and the rezoning of proper ties within that District. Consent: Approved various meeting minutes. A Change Order Summary to the City Hall contract with Whar ton-Smith was approved, adjust ing the contract from $3,317,079.27 to $3,299,781.38. Order Reconciliation for the Fire Station #45 contract, adjusting the contract from $2,923,557.87 to $2,952,625.77. Approved the request of Plan ning and Zoning Commission members Ed Hampden, Michael Dabby, Beth Yohe and Dale Mc Donald to attend the Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) Annual Conference being held in Orlando, June 20-23. Passed a resolution supporting a communitywide initiative to re duce pedestrian injuries. Canceled the Council meeting of May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Decisions: Board Appointments: Planning & Zoning Commis sion Barry Kalmanson was ap that expires on Nov. 3, 2013. Transportation Advisory Board Matt Charlan was appointed to on Nov. 15, 2013; and, Matthew Lamb & Michael Bindford were each appointed for a three-year term. Senior Citizens Advisory Board Maureen McCabe was re appointed for another three-year term. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit itsmymaitland.com Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Wekiva Parkway Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WNTER PARK Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, center, proclaimed May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week at Mondays Commission meeting.

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Page 6 Lifestyles Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Calendar MAY City of Winter Park holds its annual spring cleanup during the month of May. The an nual spring cleanup provides a bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. Pickup schedule is the week of May 14 at the south of Fairbanks/ Aloma avenues. MAY 17 Carol Stein is back by popular demand in her cabaret A Little Naughty Music, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, as part of the popular Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Stand ing room tickets are $10, with no drink included. Call 407-645-0145 or visit win terparkplayhouse.org MAY 18 The Relay for Life Winter Park 2011 will be held on May 18-19 at Showalter Field. The 18-hour walk begins at 6 p.m. on Fri day, May 18, and ends at noon on Satur day, May 19. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email relayforlifeofwinterpark@gmail.com or visit www.relayforlife.org/winterpark MAY 19 The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club promotes recreational walking for fun and tness and will host a walk in college on May 19. Participants should register at the College Park Publix, 2015 Edgewa ter Drive, Orlando, between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Walkers should plan to nish by 11:30 a.m. Visit the MFM website, www. midoridamilers.org, for more informa tion, or contact Mike at 407-695-9181 or mlanpher@c.rr.com MAY 20 The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will be having a spring concert called ONCE UPON A TIME at The First Presbyte rian Church of Maitland at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. You will enjoy music on the light side from Harry Potter to Indiana Jones to the Pink Panther. The evenings adventures will take you to the wild side with the Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila to Ravels Bolero, to the Sabre Dance of Khachaturian. Special guest cellist, Norma Huff, will be featured in The Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppe. Come hear storytelling weaving through the evenings music and delight in this free concert. MAY 21 The Cornell Fine Arts Museum will launch a specialized reading group for art lov ers at the Museum on the Rollins Campus, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park on Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. Space is limited. To be a part from the start, please contact Dana Thomas at 407-646-1526 or e-mail her at dthomas@rollins.edu. Six book dis cussions will be held between May and October. MAY 22 On Tuesday, May 22, from 3-7 p.m., Cen tura Institute is hosting a job fair at their campus. The school has many positions available that they are trying to ll includ ing nursing instructors, HVAC instructors and admissions reps. This event is open to the public. The school is located at 6359 Edgewater Drive. For more informa tion, call 407-275-9696. MAY 23 Join the Winter Park Chamber of Com merce as our political leaders tackle issues critical to our community with a panel discussion moderated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell. It will take place at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center on Wednesday, May 23. Regis tration is at 7:45 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. This annual event is an opportunity to meet your elected ofcials as they share an update on the recent legislative session and address topics facing our state, county and city. The cost for members is $25 and non-members is $30. Visit winterpark.org MAY 24 The Friends of Casa Feliz will host a May 24 coffeehouse and poetry reading as part of its ongoing Parlor Series. Three local poets Terry Ann Thaxton, Russ Kesler and Susan Lilley will be fea tured along with a musical act. The fun will start at 7:30 p.m. Between the poets readings, attendees will be treated to the folk and bluegrass music of Stowell and McCaskill. Dessert and coffee will be served, and a cash wine bar available. Tickets to the event are $10. To reserve your spot, send a check to Casa Feliz, P.O. Box 591, Winter Park, FL 32790. Act fast seating is limited! For more informa tion, please call Betsy Owens at 407-6288200 ext. 1. MAY 26 The Works of PURE Love benet for the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Harwood-Watson Dance Studios at 820 Lake Baldwin Lane in Orlando. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit worksofpure love.org The Prints of Gustave Baumann an exhibition organized by the New Mexico Museum of Art, will be on view at Rollins College in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, opening May 26. The exhibition centers around Baumanns printmaking process and includes a sequence of prints and opaque watercolor studies. Call 407-6462526 or visit cfam.rollins.edu MAY 31 Come dine in the dark from 6-9 p.m. on May 31 at the Homebuilders Association of Metro Orlando, 544 Mayo Ave. Mait land. Enjoy a gourmet meal in complete darkness. Tickets are $100 for one or $150 for two. Proceeds benet Light house Central Florida. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk WinterParkLostPets.coms inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk will be held from 8 a.m. until noon, May 19, at the Cady Way Trail phase 1 in Winter Park. Par ticipants can walk along the trail for as long or short a distance as they wish. Registration includes a Winter Park Dog Walk T-shirt, a free Doggie Goodie Bag lled with products provided by local merchants, a rafe ticket for an array of items provided by Winter Park merchants, plus beverages, snacks and more. All the proceeds from the $20-per-pet Dog Walk registration fee will benet The Lost Pets Foundation. Register to walk at www.WPdogwalk.com Painting perspectives workshop Acclaimed artist Bryce Hammond presents a painting workshop focusing on the technique of perspective at the Art & History Museums Maitland. The workshop takes place over three days: Friday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from noon-4 p.m. at the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Build ing, 210 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. Tuition is $200 for A&H members and $225 for non-members. To register, visit www.ArtandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181 ext. 265. A Parisian Affair opens at Polasek Ever fancy a trip to Paris? Come to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gar dens and experience A Parisian Affair: The Art of Andre Renoux for instant gratication! The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to bring you a selection of Renouxs original oil paintings, lithographs, and hand-painted wine bottles from the Sebastian Collection. Exhibit Runs May 22Sept. 23. 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Page 7 Peter Schreyer grabbed onto the microphone, stared out into a sea of weathered faces and cel ebrated a lifetime of memories rescued from the grave on Friday, May 11. On the steps of the Win ter Park Community Center, he introduced the The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories, an exhibit designed to capture the recollections of black residents who had lived through more than a century of the citys history. We live in society where we treasure elders, Schreyer said. But he laid bare regrets that we at times fail to preserve their memo ries. It had been a rush to interview the 18 members of the Sage Proj ect, all of them 85 years old or old er, before it was too late. Between the moment the project started in ing, four of the interviewees died of old age. Just days before the grand opening event, Katherine Ford, who was born before Winter Parks 25th anniversary and had lived until two months before its 125th, died at age 106. The day after the Sage Project told a small part of her story, she was memori alized just down the street. These are stories worth tell ing, Hannibal Square Heritage Center historian Fairolyn Livings ton said. She had spent the bet ter part of the last year gathering them, with the help of Mary Dan iels and Center volunteers. It had been a hundred years of chaos and change as the area grappled repeatedly with is sues of poverty and inequality, while celebrating gifts of prog ress of Highwaymen artists and music inspired by gospel and delta blues. And Winter Park had played a small part in all of it, chronicled on pasteboards dot ting the insides of the Hannibal Square Heritage Centers new exhibit. Photographs taken by Schreyer gave, in many cases, a of native Winter Parkers who had seen a century in color that we only remember in black and white. But it hadnt come easily. Funding for the project, which has spanned a year, has been tough to come by, Schreyer said. Its hard to raise money for projects with the elderly, he said. I cant tell you how many orga nizations weve asked for funding whove said no, including some of the most respected in Winter Park. But piece-by-piece the project came together, in printed quotes and photographs on the ivory walls of the Heritage Center. Funds from Orange County, Bank of America, Winter Park Histori cal Association and others helped the project ink its way into history. And then on May 11 some of the Hannibal Square areas eldest statesmen and women had their day in the spotlight. Holding his than a dozen of his contempo raries, Winter Park native and Tuskegee airman Richard Hall Jr. smiled and waved to the crowd. Then the families of those Sages recently passed lit candles, of memory while dozens looked on. Staring from out in the crowd, a smile crept across Winter Park Commissioner Tom McMackens face. This is why were all here, McMacken said. This is commu nity. As the presentation ended and gave way to a night of visitors ex ploring the new exhibit just next door, Ken Wright, a bit of gray speckling his beard and hair, clutched a plaque in his hands and headed home. The sun sank behind him as he walked east from the back steps of the Com munity Center. But ahead of him it still lit a tiny white house with green shutters across Pennsylva nia Avenue. The plaque was for his aunt, Evelyn Lena Vivian Wright Mann, who had lived to be 101 years old. The tiny house just a few feet ahead was hers too, from the day she was born until the day she died. Just around the corner, along a wall at the Heritage Cen ter, a spotlight keeps the sages lifetime of memories aglow. This was her home, Wright said. She never left. Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn 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 offer free admission on Sunday, May 20, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors Art Museum Day. Story tellers of Central Florida will present Tales of Florida: Past and Pres ent as a special free presentation to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit omart.org MAY 24 The Jewish Academy of Orlandos Fine Arts Department presents the musical Night at the Wax Mu seum. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, San ford. Tickets are available at $15, $25 and $50. Call 407-647-0713 to pur chase tickets. MAY 26 Maitland Movie in the Park on Sat urday, May 26, at 8:15 p.m. features Hugo at Quinn Strong Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and we will bring you the stars. Food is available for purchase. ONGOING The Art & History Museums Mait land (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. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Center for Contemporary Dance members perform at the opening reception for The Sage Project on Friday, May 11. At right, Hannibal Square elders chat about the yearlong project. ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories is at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 New England Ave., through Saturday, Sept. 1, in partnership with the Winter Park Historical Association. Call 407-539-2680 or visit www. hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org for more information. Saving the sages

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Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32809Lunch and snacks will be provided Please pre-register by calling our Volunteer Specialist: Melissa Cruz (407)256-2033 Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 (Manager) She was 31 when it hit her a stroke. She couldnt talk or walk. She felt as if she word was help, and thats all she said for a month. Doctors said she might never walk or talk again, but for Valerie Greene that was never an option. She was going to conquer her stroke, and she was going to do it with all the strength and courage she could con jure up. God doesnt choose sissies, Greene said. And she knows she was chosen. Cho sen to be the voice of stroke survivors, to educate and to shine a light on a topic that people just dont talk about. Stroke has always had this dark cloud surrounding it, she said. Greene is out to shed some light through that cloud throughout Central Florida and beyond, by holding awareness and charity Femmes De Coeur, or Women of Heart, and her online stroke support community BCenter.com Now more than a decade after her stroke, while Greene is still partially paralyzed on her left side, she can walk and now talks for a living. The Winter Park native has written two inspirational books and speaks to audi ences about her journey to recovery. In March she launched BCenter, an on line global stroke resource center. At BCen ter.com stroke survivors can learn more about the causes and treatments of stokes from around the world, all of which Greene has tried herself and reports her opinion on. Theres a network of support there, where survivors and their families and friends can connect with each other, and a list of providers that Greene has approved herself. On BCenter, Greene says, survivors toration of the soul. She hopes to show survivors that hav ing a stroke isnt the end. Once a success ful businesswoman, she now travels the country speaking to survivors about her triumphs after her stroke. After speeches, she meets with the audience, and always makes each survivor stand up not al ways an easy task to get a photo with her. But afterward they all beam with ac complishment, and so does Greene, know ing shes pushed someone to work hard and take a chance. Im going to prove to you that I can do this; Im going to prove to this world that there is life after stroke, and you can do it abundantly, she said. So who better to tell them than me I was one of them I was their own. Now her career is saving lives, said longtime friend Nancy DeVault. Living life to the fullest Greene certainly lives her life abun dantly. She said shell try anything once, and thats included parasailing, hang gliding and, most recently, dancing. Shell waltz away at the Femmes De Coeur char ity event in May, a Dancing with the Starslike competition to raise funds for nursing scholarships for several Central Florida col leges. It hasnt been an easy task, consider ing her left leg and hand are still paralyzed, but Greene said she will be out there swish Dancing was a new frontier altogeth er for me it forces you to reach outside yourself, she said. Whats wrong with going forward, lets try the impossible, lets try something new. But she doesnt ever forget her past. Greenes home is decorated with reminders of what shes gone through. Framed by her kitchen is a cane she used to have to walk with, in her dining room theres a mural that represents her recovery, and all along the wall of her staircase, which she climbs PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK Winter Park native Valerie Greene suffered a stroke a decade ago. Now shes talking, running and inspiring others. Please see DANCER on page 9 Daring to dance BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff See Valerie Greene dance in Femmes De Coeurs Let Us Entertain You, an evening of dancing and music, on Sunday, May 20, at the Ballroom at Church Street in Orlando. For tickets, visit FemmesDeCoeur.org For more information about BCenter and Valerie Greene, visit BCenter.com

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Page 9 HEALTH VALUES SUPPORTWINTER PARK YMCA | 407.644.1509 CROSBY YMCA | 407.644.3606 MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE $50OFF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAYWHEN YOU JOIN BY MAY 31 JOIN THE YAt the Y, membership gives you more. Access to 27 Family Centers where you can improve your health Discounts of up to 50% off youth sports and summer camps that build confidence and instill values in our kids The Y even provides financial assistance to support neighbors in need right in your own community. Today, do something that is good for your heart, good for your kids and good for your community, and a great value year round. Visit ymcacentralflorida.com and click on NEW THIS MONTH/MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE to learn the true value of a Y Membership.Connect with us: What if something were wrong with you and you didnt know it? That would be un fortunate. But what if nothing were wrong with you and then a screening test performed in a local parking lot suggested that perhaps something might be wrong. What if you have more tests and those tests cause problems, but you were OK in whether youre among the lucky end up with surgery you didnt need and get a surgery complica tion that threatens your life? Screening tests are designed screening tests make very good health. Good screening tests should help you know your numbers to manage your health blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and Body Mass In dex (based on height and weight: nhlbisupport.com/bmi). These tests identify problems you are more likely to have, such as hy pertension, high cholesterol, dia betes or a weight problem. Other screening tests, such as mam mograms and colonoscopies, can stages. Find out what tests you Some tests are very sensitive and identify most people with the problem. Some are so sensi problem, even if none exists. A potential problem found on a screening test usually requires further testing. Thats where the risk comes in. Tests, biopsies, medications and surgery carry some risk. Some are riskier than others. Some give you unneces sary radiation. Others can lead to complications including heart damage, infections and other unfortunate problems. Most of the time, all goes smoothly, but if your risk of complications from the additional testing after the screening test exceed the risks of the problem you were originally screening for, your luck is better without the screening test. If you get complications from the follow-up tests stemming from a screening test for a problem you probably didnt have, you just created more problems. the risks of screening tests is complex. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) analyzes the evidence and grades each test, procedure or interven tion on its usefulness and risk/ have a good chance of helping you and which ones may be a bad idea and are unnecessary. One example of harm out benign test is the carotid artery screening, which tests for the risk of stroke with an ultrasound of the arteries in your neck. The USPSTF recommends the average person not have the test because harms outweigh ben the test would err in showing more people have the problem when they dont, leading to sur geries or other procedures with risks of harm. So before you open the Pan doras box of advertised tests out test tests at uspstf.org and your nurse practitioner or physi cian. Maitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www.healthaction.biz Pandoras box of tests you dont need Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action many times a day with purpose and a deliberate energy, are her stories of success. One framed victory is of the time she ran a half marathon, her leg was bleeding, it hurt so badly. There was absolutely no way shed let the truck, which is there to pick up stragglers, take away her goal of completing the race. And thats how Greene is about every step of her life. Shes fought for everything shes ac complished, and she isnt stop ping anytime soon. She jokes that maybe when shes 90 and bored start her own clothing and shoe line. Shes determined to show people that the impossible is pos sible, and to never give up. Her personal trainer, Gary Anger, said she exhibits that every time they work together. I love when a person comes through an adverse situation and is a champion. Friend and stroke survivor Nancy Johnson agreed. She in spires me constantly she just wont ever give in. DANCER | Reminders of her victories C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

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Page 10 As summer growing condi tions approach, black-eyed peas (not the hip-hop musical group), crowder peas, yard-long beans and cowpeas (Vigna un guiculata) can be grown in our gardens as a substitute for green snap beans. Grown primarily for the mature seed in the pod, these peas are very nutritious, provid calcium, folate, and vitamin A to our diets. Plant Southern peas using the same process as with any polebean or English pea. Space them 3 inches apart along the base of a trellis about 2 inches deep into loosened ground. Southern peas grow well in poor soil, especially the sandy infertile conditions found in unimproved land we struggle with in our Florida attach to its roots, generating its own fertilizer from thin air, in oculating the seeds with these mi crobes. The seeds should germi nate and sprout in a few days. As they climb the trellis, manage its tumultuous growth by thinning to avoid tangled areas that harbor leaf diseases or insect pests. Flowers start making an ap pearance in six weeks. Many nectar and pollen from the pro toxic pesticides. The only insect pests I have had to deal with are aphids. Since we are growing this crop in the summer, our expected heavy rains usually rinse away most of these small suckers. Once temperatures descend in autumn, I usually resort back to growing green snap beans, although these Who has time to shell peas and beans these days? If you harvest early, the solid, young pea pods can be prepared like snap beans, shell and all. But this immature harvest must be judiciously timed, almost on a daily basis; otherwise the peas will form in the pods. At this point of the crops life cycle, the pod becomes inedible and hours of shelling are then required. The idyllic picture of sitting on the porch, casually shelling peas while gossiping with compatriots has been relegated to a historical clich. But dont worry; tabletop pea shelling appliances are af fordably priced. To contend with your inevi table bumper crop, blanch and freeze serving size portions to prepare for the traditional New Years good luck meal of peas and greens. The typical Southern onions and hot peppers is best served with cornbread. Many exotic recipes from around the world date back thousands of years. Put some South in your mouth. While General Shermans troops considered Southern peas luckily, we know better. Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gar dens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Face book page. Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. Our professional team prides itself on making your life easier. We also provide in-hospital private duty care, which offers close, personal attention and reassurance in an unfamiliar and often frightening environment. Our ofce hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our professional team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. During hours when the ofce is closed and during the weekends and holidays, the on-call coordinator is available by telephone 24 hours per day.www.HarbourPrivateDutyNursing.com License # 299991382phone (407) 895-8188 fax 407-895-9339 healthy the City of Wi nter Park 1887 2012thANNIVERSARY AAA CenterState Bank Certified Slings Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley Insurance Elite Signs & Graphics Hannibal Square Heritage Center iCrave Catering INTL FC Stone Ivanhoe Broadcast News Leading Edge Title Partners of Central Florida Moss, Krusick & Associates, LLC Raymond James Rollins College Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Day Nursery Winter Park Health Foundation Winter Park Land Commercial Winter Park/Maitland Observer Winter Park Public Library Winter Park YMCA Family Center Tom Carey From my garden to yours Southern peas right for summer Who has time to shell peas and beans these days?

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Page 11 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 As you begin reading this article, take note of how you are sitting. Are you slouched in your chair? Are your shoul ders hunched over? Did you start adjust ing your posture upon reading these questions? You are not alone if you have poor posture. In fact, poor posture causes 31 million Americans to experience lower back pain at any given time. On Wednesday, May 9, Work Well Winter Park hosted Athletic trainer Reginald Mungrue from Florida Hospi tal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation to participate in the Health Education Series. During the lunch and learn, Regi nald shared that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in America. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doc by the common cold. To combat lower back pain, Regi nald spoke of the importance of having proper ergonomics at your workstation. Reginald noted, Employees are often sitting at their desk for eight to 10 hours on their health and well-being. Small postural changes can occur over a period of time and can cause your body to have postural changes that can be detrimental to ones health. If your posture is slightly skeletal problems. Maintaining proper posture is para mount in the prevention of these prob lems. Here are a few tips on how you can have proper posture: Be as tall as you can be Envision a string that extends from your spine through the back of your head going to the ceiling. Now pull up on that string and try to make yourself taller. Engage your abdominal muscles Use your abs as additional stabilizers. This will help you be able to remain tall for a longer period of time. Utilize the lumbar support at your workstation If your chair does not have one, make one with a rolled up towel or sweater and place at your lower back. This will ensure that you have proper spinal alignment through the entire day. Invest in a proper chair Utilize the arm rest on your chair as this will reduce the amount of stress and tension you experience in your shoulders. Make sure your chair is at the proper height for your desk. If your chair is too low, you will have increased stress in your shoulders. If too high, you will lean forward and change your normal spinal alignment. Remember, by making minor adjust ments in your daily life, you can dramati most importantly, your health. To schedule an ergonomic workstation seminar, screening or prevention exercise training for your team, contact Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilita tion at 407-303-8080 or visit www.FHS portsMed.com for more information. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Dogs and fashion collided at the First Friday Charity Festival in Baldwin Park on May 4. The special event beneted The Lost Pets Foundation and included live music and samplings. The importance of proper ergonomics Going pink for pets

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Page 12 Opinions Lasting traditions Arriving in Winter Park in 1956 with Marietta), I remember well the evolu student at the little frame school houses of St. Margaret Mary School, skipping down Park Avenue from Eve Proctors down to Irvines and OBriens (Pharmacy) news and sundries, I remember stopping and browsing through Cottrells Five & Dime. I remember that Cottrells always had very plain windows, nothing fancy, just plain still holds dear some treasured presents church on Sunday we would always go down Park Avenue. All the stores would be closed except for Irvines and OBriens. We would get Danish pasty and a cherry coke breakfast of champions. Thanks for letting me reach back to those fond memo ries (Re: May 10 column Cottrells Five & Dime: Gone but not forgotten by Clyde Moore). I loved Cottrells. It was a kids delight in there. The Yum Yum Shoppe was a very close second along with the Colony movie theater. Such fun memories. Our sons are in their 30s now living in Winter Park and Maitland, and the stroll down Park Avenue after church is still a favorite tradition. Sally Merrill Pickering Winter Park Accident risk goes up exponentially with more teenagers in a car just released a study that shows a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in a vehicle, and the increased risk of a teen driver dying in a in Relation to Age and Number of Pas sengers, found the likelihood of a 16or 17-year-old driver being killed in a crash, per mile driven, increases with each ad ditional young passenger in the vehicle. Compared to driving with no passen gers, a 16or 17-year-old drivers fatality risk: one passenger younger than 21 (and no older passengers) sengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers) more passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers) Conversely, carrying at least one pas senger aged 35 or older cuts a teen drivers risk of death by 62 percent, and risk of involvement in any police-reported crash by 46 percenthighlighting the protective have in a vehicle. The study analyzed data on crashes and the number of miles driven by 16and drivers safety with passengers in the vehi cle. Despite recent progress, the new report (younger than 21) is still a major risk factor for 16and 17-year-old drivers. We know carrying young passengers plays a large role with teen drivers. Not only does it represent the freedom to be with friends, but its sometimes the lend ing hand that parents rely on for picking up younger siblings from school. These families that parents can make their teens safer by refusing to allow them to get in the car with other young people, whether theyre behind the wheel or in the passen decrease in risk seen when adults 35 and older were present, parents and guardians can also help protect novice teen drivers by spending more time with them in the vehicle. Consider these steps for keeping your teen safe behind the wheel: system for your state, and remember: even if the law doesnt set a passenger limit, parents can. that stipulates teens will not ride as pas sengers of teen drivers without a parents advance permission. for teens who honor that pledge. the rules for your teen and can help en force them. teen is behind the wheel. Your presence and your guidance help make your teen a safer driver. es that can help teens become safer drivers. For a copy of the study, or to learn more about our work in this focus area, visit aaafoundation.org For additional resourc es, visit teendriving.aaa.com Michele Harris AAA director, Trafc Safety Culture The Auto Club Group That whole glass half empty, half full thing could get a bit complicated with someone like local artist John Whipple. The imaginative, limiting. There are so many other possibilities. I discovered John via his wife, Lynn, who I often cross paths with during her plein air paint ing stints in Central Park. I went to an open house at the McRae Avenue and have been delighting in Johns creations since. You grow older and often develop a greater appreciation of your own perspective. I dont think that was necessary for John, or artists like him. Theyre there to inspire the rest of us. John, who just recently brought home Best of Show honors from the New Orleans Jazz Festival, describes his work as assemblage style sculpture, noting the limits of mixed media. I try to keep the widest, broad est terminology because I dont know from time to time (what Ill be doing), he said. For me his work is imagination on a slide be neath the microscope, equal piec es Albin Polasek, Jackson Pollock and Dr. Frankenstein, with some of History Channels American Pickers thrown in. He captivates and treats, and might just awake your inner child. He says much of his current style began with art cars and the circus-inspired creation he made for an old Cadillac. He was given a woodcarving tool by his parents, which led to making a as a hood ornament, which dic tated the fate of the rest of the car, eventually including wings. I made this little weird guy, really crude, he explained. He continued on securing it to the vehicle, As soon as you take that a hole in your car, here we go I bolted him on there and you could see people were like What the hell has he got on that car? Around this same time, Lynn was attending craft shows, in cluding a large one in Baltimore each year. The show didnt in clude paintings, which had been Johns primary focus. So, Im thinking that Im already making these weird little objects, already spending the money to go up there, so the next year I just made up these little sculptures and did well with them. Johns attitude strikes me as one of a motivational speaker, ex plaining, I think that you should be open to things. You have to allow yourself to be pretty bad at something for a while to get good at it. Hes recently acquired a welder and has begun making molds. With it brings talks of another ball you throw into the juggling mix, and the excite ment of learning something new and playing with a new medium. I want to be open to the possibili ties. John, his wife and mother, primarily a jewelry maker, are spaces at McRae. The room where all his materials are kept has a frosted glass window that reads Surgery, and it seems apropos. Inside the space are stacks, draw ers and shelves of vintage items waiting for their next incarnation, from doll heads to machine parts, some with parts of items already used. He holds up a hockey mask that now has wheels at tached and looks like a chariot. He talks of launching points with pieces and refers fondly to a piece Id seen previously, which was a large metal architectural remnant or tool that had one of his delightfully peculiar wooden below. My problem really is that I like to work out of the chaos, he says. Its probably not the most the need to have a lot of things going on simultaneously to get way? I dont know. But it seems eight pieces going I can go to one, work on it. Im seamless then. If I have just one piece going I dont work well. Just a byproduct of how my brain works. myself into a childish zone, he explains. When Im in that place, Im laughing and good things are happening. In Johns studios, Ill confess, around. 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 Check out Clyde Moores new daily blog on wpmobserver.com John Whipple: An artists artist Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Artist John Whipple shows off some of his works at the McRae Art Studios off Web

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Page 13 When you think of technology and higher education, two of your education and online courses. While those elements are certainly being imple mented at many schools across the country, it is actually only a small com ponent of all the ways that technol ogy impacts higher education today. At Rollins Col lege, technology is a vital and vibrant component of the teaching and learning process that support the small class sizes and close, personal relationships we develop among our students and faculty. Technology is used to enhance our sense of community, while simul taneously extending learning out side the borders of the classroom, the campus and the country. How much do you know about the chemical contamination and related impacts on the fauna, Apopka? Faculty and students at Rollins have created a wiki page (wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka) to serve as a community repository of the story of Lake Apopka from a natural and cultural perspective. A wiki is an open website or blog to which many people may con tribute that allows multiple per spectives and experts to build a rich source of data on a topic. The site lives into the future, changing and growing as our knowledge advances. Understanding our world requires studying issues through multiple lenses and viewpoints. Every year a cross-disciplinary group of Rollins faculty selects a topic to weave throughout their courses. They recently selected the works of Zora Neale Hur ston as a touchstone of the wider socio-cultural experiences of African-Americans in the early 20th century. A common website (social.rollins.edu/wpsites/mo this topic out in all its complex ity modeling for our students and our community how to study complex issues from multiple perspectives. Forming productive and mutu key to success for our students and for our college. Our president, Lewis Duncan, is the architect and leader of the New Paradigm Initiative, a collaboration within the Associated Colleges of the South (the 16 premier liberal arts colleges across the South) that is challenging these institutions to opportunities that would be unavailable at just one institu tion. Supporting this endeavor will be immersive telepresence classrooms that allow our faculty and students to interact with their colleagues across the consortium in an environment that simulates being in the same room. The quality of the video and audio is superb, enabling a complete face-to-face experience. While the class participants may, in reality, be thousands of miles apart, they experience a class in which every one is right across the table. This technology allows our students to access scholars from across the consortium and across the world relationships that are the hallmark of a Rollins education. The next time you think about technology and higher education, the ways that technology sup ports face-to-face learning, rather than distance learning. You will think about how technology is being used to build communities, bringing students together with knowledge experts in Central Florida, throughout the South and throughout the world. You will think about students using technology to create and contrib ute to community resources that course or a semester. Technology provides many new opportunities to connect people as a community of learners. Hopefully, you are Patricia A. Schoknecht, PhD, is the chief information ofcer at Rollins College. Fasten your seatbelt, kids, its gonna be a rough ride. For as long as I can remember I thought that the universe after the Big Bang would expand until it reached its absolute maximum size (bil lions of light years across) and then col lapse back in on itself. Sigh, that isnt the case. Not only is the universe expanding, its accelerating. And thats when I came up with the child advisory about man kinds condition, Fasten your seatbelt, kids, its gonna be a rough ride. Remember in seventh-grade science idea that the Earth rotates on its axis while revolving around the sun? And added. Yep, were rotating at around 1,000 mph while racing around the sun at, oh, 66,650 mph. My genuinely limited mind really could not then absorb such ideas. But practically speaking I had enough sense to turn my back to the wind no guy I ever saw had much success peeing against the wind. Yet that is exactly what Republicans are doing concerning gay marriage. Here you are, a 65-year-old man, married for decades with the requisite children, and you know in your heart of mascu line hearts that what is normal is man on woman sex. Period. No debate. No discussion. Not only that, it is Gods will. End of story. I am about Mitt Romneys age and when he says that such matters (ho mosexuality) were not openly discussed in the mid-west in the early 1960s, hes correct. That is because being gay was such a repressed and punished life that few individuals had the courage to be out and open. Oh, I had some suspicions about certain men at the YMCA but they were so nonthreatening as to be sweet. Essentially, I had so little experience sexu ally, my mind so wrapped around the mystery of all things feminine that I did not even remotely think about that which was unnamed. And if it (being queer) ever came up, I would knowingly laugh yet was totally clueless. Totally. That was 50 years ago. Fifty years ago. You think the Earth is moving fast, well, were moving along at glacier speeds compared to the rapid turn (evolution?) in the acceptance of gays as human beings worthy of our respect. How far weve come from the 60s. But its abnormal and its against Gods way. Abnormal? OK, it isnt your cup of tea, but because you dont live that way, does that make it abnormal? No, I really dont necessarily think so. Because its not right for you doesnt mean it isnt right for her or him. Gods way is a trickier argument to refute. Why? Because we have so much invested in our belief in God (and the way) that anything remotely challenging ones belief, well, that is simply unaccept able. And that is so profoundly sad. God is an evolutionary idea. He/She/X has changed right along with the human imagination. It is OK every now and then to put a new suit of clothes on God. Go ahead. Take God shopping for some new t-hr-e-a-d-s. Id go haute couture, for sure. Damn the cost. Some new shoes, a dress. Perhaps, an idea. Or, two. Maybe it is time God came out of the closet, too. Ya think? If not, the ride could be unnecessarily rough. For all of us. 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 The theater at Trinity Prep School in Winter Park continues to be the setting natural histrionic talent and wise guid ance can accomplish. Avenue, has modest parking for prompt with the modern accoutrements that al low for varied and sophisticated stag back to provide a handy alternative to a balcony. Of late, my b.w. and I have had the great pleasure of attending a performance each of two musicals in two weeks: The Voltaire/Bernstein Candide, and George and Ira Ger shwins early s hit, Of Thee I Sing, which gave us a very good opportunity to experience the versatility of the young players and their mentors. That high school students would tackle a work on the level of Bernsteins Candide is remarkable in itself, and the sion. The Candide of Tommy Prast, the Pangloss of Riley Suter, and the Cune gonde of Kathryn Kilger provided a solid triangle of leads upon which to build a balanced dramatic structure. Elements of scenery and costumes were pulled from a trunk of histrionic goodies, and kept audience eyes simulta Theater Director Janine Papin did highly imaginative work in crowd handling and kept the cast of some three dozen always in place to deliver their individual contributions. The singing of these high school youngsters was exemplary. Prast and Kilger were most impressive. Kilgers Glitter and Be Gay was a breathtaking feat for a 17-year-old singer. (Kilger is headed to Emerson University, Boston, to train for a professional theater career, and Prast, to NYU in New York City.) The Gershwin brothers Of Thee I Sing brought another aspect of Trinitys capabilities. This show is a good indicator of where George and Ira were musically in the early s, right at the beginning of the Great Depression. Theater at that time the spirits of dollar-short theatergoers, cians then is not out of place in politics today! Outstanding performers were: Prast as John P. Wintergreen, candidate for president; Riley Suter as the hysterical Al exander Throttlebottom hopelessly lost in his quest for the vice presidency; Allison Cooper as the sweet, lovely Mary Turner in love with Wintergreen; diva Kathryn Kilger as Diana Devereaux, the stunning while jilted promised wife to be of Wintergreen; and Olivia van den Berg as political ringleader Madison Fulton. Jack Dwyer was especially smile-provoking as the French ambassador. Olivia, by the way, gave a very outra geous and convincing portrayal as the Old Lady in Candide. (She is using her Trinity experience as a springboard next year to the University of Denver on a theater scholarship.) Trinitys dynamite theatrical kids after repeating Candide in Orlandos Shakes peres Theater on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, (come enjoy the perfor mances) will hop a plane to Edinburgh, Scotland, where theyll present several performances of Candide in a theater Festival there. The loss of so many graduating seniors among the actors at Trinity is a shock remarkable school has a way of keeping the gaps of young stars who have gone on About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Take God shopping The best of all possible happenings Louis Roney Play On! being gay was such a repressed and punished life that few individuals had the courage to be out and open. Expanding the classroom with technology PATRICIA A. SCHOKNECHT Guest Writer Patricia A. Schoknecht Fit for the Fourth blog See how Sarah Grafton did on Week 4 of her 60-day get-t challenge. Scan this QR code with your smart phone or visit wpmobserver.com

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Page 14 Now through May 28 Youve got a Fringe Steadfast in its non-juried wackiness, often weird and al ways wondrous, the 21st Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is the oldest, non-juried festival in the United States. Having grown into a makes-my-heart-glad-celebration of theater, art and music, Fringe presents hundreds of theater works, Visual Fringe, outdoor concerts and Kids Fringe. Events are held at various venues, and true to Fringes founding ethos, all acts remain uncensored, with performances ranging from tradi tional nerdiness to adults-only nudiness. Admission is $5 to $11 per show with all proceeds going to the performers. Visit orlando fringe.org or call 407-648-0077. Parents Do not miss Kids Fringe is a special part of the Festival just for kids and families. Located in the sculpture gardens of the Mennello Museum of American Art, Kids Fringe activities and more. Do your best Tigger in the bounce house, meet a creature, dress up in a costume, play a drum and take funny pic tures. Kids Fringe is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur day and Sunday, May 19 and 20, and May 26 and 27. Find the gi ant Fringezilla at the entrance of the park and follow his footsteps to the fun. Visit orlandofringe.org May 17 Third Thursday Art Stroll Every Third Thursday, the gal leries in Downtown Orlando open with their new exhibits, making the evening one great art party of meeting, looking, network ing and buying art. Thursday, May 17, at the City Arts Fac tory, a group of eight artists Holly Tharp, Chad Pollpeter, Cameron Moore, Chad Kend all, Johanna ODonnell, Shawn Rinehart, Plinio Pinto and Rachel Wronowski will present new work and create new pieces for a community wall. The City Arts Factory is at the corner of Orange and Pine in downtown Orlando. Call 407-648-7060 or visit orland oslice.com May 18 The Art of Basketball The Art of Basketball (Wave 3), opening on May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., is a preview of a unique col lection of NBA licensed artworks backboard and All Star court. The notoriously harmonious artist/ curator Billi Kid, from New York, will be on-hand to share the vision behind the art exhibit. With each piece of art designed for interior spaces, Art of Bas ketball will be at Church Street Exchange at 101 S. Garland Ave., in Orlando, through June 15. Arts District, and can be pur chased at orlandoslice.com or by calling 407-648-7060. The exhibit is available for private viewings (and for purchase) by contacting Bill Fickett at bill@publicworksd ept.com May 19 United Ways 20th Annual Chefs Gala There are some big food and wine events in Central Florida, but none are as truly fabulous as the Annual Chefs Gala that ben Festivities begin Saturday, May 19, at 6:45 p.m. as the sparkling auction) at Epcot at Walt Disney cuisine from more than 20 of Central Floridas top chefs and restaurants. Most importantly, provide food, shelter and vital services to Central Floridians in need. Sponsored by Walt Disney World for the past 19 years, this event is true to its slogan. The Chefs Gala is a Tasteful Way to 2161 or visit ChefsGala.org May 20 Free museum day The Orlando Museum of Art (omart.org) will lead the way among our many Florida muse on May 20 as part of the Associa tion of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Art Museum Day. This international event spotlights the value of the arts while providing new opportunities for audi ences to participate in museum programs. OMA will encourage visitors to share their museum experiences on a special printed form as part of a collective public response. A special presentation is also free to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. when storytellers will bring history to life with stories and songs about Florida and its people. Visit omart.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar 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. INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF Thursday, May 24, 7:30 PMREGAL WINTER PARKVisit www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: WPMOU7WM IN THEATERS MAY 25www.meninblack.com This lm is rated PG-13. Passes are good for two complimentary admissions. You must have a pass to attend. 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Thanks for letting me reach back to those fond memories. I loved Cottrells. It was a kids delight.Page 12Letters to the editor Healthy LivingAfter a stroke at 31, Valerie Greene is still partially paralyzed, but she can walk and now talks for a living. Page 8 LifestylesIt was a rush to interview the 18 members of the Sage Project, all of them 85 years old or older. Page 7 CalendarBring your furry friends to walk along Cady Way Trail at the inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk on Saturday, May 19.Page 6 451 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 A video pans the empty chairs of Arnold Palmer Childrens Hospital waiting room be fore it locks on the blue eyes and round face of 6-year-old London Peoples. Its day 23, he says, managing a strained smile as his mother, Ginger Nader, softly pinches his cheek. You only have seven days left, Nader says from behind the camera over the faint background calls of the hospitals intercom, stroking the boys thinning Mohawk. Is that exciting? Seven days left? he says, his voice picks up hopefully, Mhmm. As of May 14, its been 23 weekdays that London and his mom have been coming to the hospital bright and early for his radia tion treatment, and 23 days theyve recorded minute-long countdown video. Its been 35 days total since their world was turned upside down, when London was oma (DIPG), a cancerous brain tumor on his brain stem. On Friday, April 6, London went to kin dergarten at Conway Elementary, giggling, running and playing as usual, and on Satur day, April 7, Nader said he was walking into walls, falling out of chairs and having prob lems operating the right side of his body. Londons never sick hes never been sick and all the sudden my beautiful, PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON OBSERVER STAFFLondon Peoples gets a smooch from his mother, Ginger Nader, on Monday. Just more than a month ago, 6-year-old London was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. Please see LONDON on page 3The community shows support for two Central Florida kids ghting a grim brain cancer diagnosisSARAH WILSON Observer Staff Love for London Street closing for on-street dining could expand be yond Hannibal Square, and an ordinance to woo drivers with a Winter Park Historic District stalled at Mon days Commission meeting. The city had been experimenting since February with European street caf-style dining along Hannibal Square in between Hannibals and Armandos restau in a compiled report about the experiment so far. The Commission was unanimous about its approval on May 14. Commissioner Steven Leary said that he hadnt heard any complaints about the dining since it was enacted, and said it could be used to help nearby businesses. it, he said. -PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARKCommissioners questioned on Monday whether visitors should be beckoned into Winter Park through one of its least-historic entry points, the Fairbanks Avenue corridor between I-4 and downtown Winter Park. Please see STREET on page 2City mulls historic district signageISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 2 In soccer, a gap of one goal can be an eternity. For the Central Florida Krush U11 team, staring down a 2-1 gap with minutes ticking away on the championship, a win was looking grim. But they didnt give up, Coach Bindy Singh said. They fought back Presidents Cup Championship in Auburndale on April 22, battling the Cape Coral Cyclones for two dramatic goals to take the lead and the whistle. The girls then raced around the Singh of Winter Springs said never giving up is what is so special about his team. The girls dont back down, thats what has made them so tough, he said. Theyve surprised everyone. The victory served as an allegory for a tough season now carried on their backs in triumph. After a long battle of struggling to win, they be came undefeated state champions. I once said they (the team) will win state championships, you could see the potential; it was there, Singh this soon. Krush soccer team parent Susan Wilson of Winter Park said to get to the tournament the team had to win 11 back-to-back games, and when they did, it really boosted their con They earned it, Krush soccer ter Park said. It wasnt an easy road Both long-time soccer coaches team achieve this goal, by passing along their own skill and determi nation to the girls. They had the skill, but nobody said. Bindy and I came together to mold them and give them discipline and direction. Krush soccer team parent Mark Hamilton of Casselberry said both coaches have inspired his daughter Trinity to pursue her soccer dream through college. Trinity sleeps soccer, Hamil ton said. She doesnt walk through the house, she dribbles her way through. Krush soccer team parent Deb Parent of Winter Springs said the coaches have impacted the team in a tremendous way. We knew that the team could do it when Bindy and J.C. took over, tion. The team accomplished this or strategy. how it works, Singh said. It went from one dimensional to basically three dimensional. Looking ahead to next season, the team hopes to bring the heart of the game that has driven them this far, even further. Our girls taught me a lesson, to never give up, Singh said. I cant make them play; it has to come from their heart. (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 Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: NEW LOCATION! Fredlund Fine Arts Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA KRUSHThe Central Florida Krush U11 team became undefeated state champions on April 22.Heart of championsKRISTY VICKERY Observer Staff For more information on Central Florida Krush/Kraze Soccer visit cfksoccer.com lowing on-street dining that could potentially be anywhere restaurant, and nearby business owners give the OK. I was really pleased, Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said, but with a caveat about noise that she still worries could become an issue with other locations. Theres no doubt its going to bring more diners to our restaurants. But pre-existing residents should be able to expect a good nights sleep. The proposal implies that it was tailored for restaurants Avenue. Restaurants on East New England Avenue and East Morse Boulevard may be left out of on-street dining, as the item only allows it on streets carrying less than 1,000 cars per new locations for on-street dining based on the set criteria, nesses. Historic sign stalledAn attempt to draw in more historic tourism stalled when commissioners questioned whether visitors should be beck oned into the city through one of its least-historic entry points. A resolution requesting the Florida Department of Trans portation to change Winter Parks exit sign on Interstate 4 to say Winter Park Historic District was too premature, Leary said, considering Fairbanks Avenues current condition. Fairbanks expecting to see a historic district, Leary said. banks Avenue business corridor before drawing tourists into the city from the west. more planning. Leary also noted that the proposal would have removed the previous sign informing drivers of the Winter Park exit, replacing it with the less clear historic district designation. Before the issue was tabled, Mayor Ken Bradley said that the city should work on identifying its historic district and I think very few people could identify what that is, Bradyou to the Winter Park Historic District, where is it?STREET | Dining could expand CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 healthy little boy was falling out of chairs and could barely walk, quick. that London had DIPG, an inoperable and incurable form of brain 200 children, primarily between the ages of 3 to 6, in the U.S. every year. Three days later he would start radiation treatment to try and temporarily shrink the tumor, as the location of it makes surgical removal impossible and chemo for a devastating diagnosis. When I heard, I scoured the Internet for hope, and I really lards, Londons family friend and manager of All Fired Up paint-ityourself pottery in Winter Park. Londons oncologist, Dr. Amy Smith with MD Anderson Or landos Cancer Center, told Nader a DIPG diagnosis comes with an average eightto 15-month sur vival rate with radiation, refer ring to DIPG as a uniformly fatal disease. Unable to accept that fate for her little heartbreaker and paint ing pal, Sellards lept into action, extended Central Florida community to launch Love for London, a support and fundraising campaign for London and his family, hosting multiple events a week across the area. these children dont stand a knew I had to try to do anything I could to help, she said. I cant imagine life without him.Fighting the same struggleIn her research for Love for London, Sellards came across an other DIPG support group for a 4-year-old girl right across town called Cheering for Caitlin. Caitlin Downing of Oviedo faced the same diagnosis as Lon mother, Denise Downing, said in went from her lively, sassy self to cross-eyed and uncoordinated, much like what happened with London. Two of the estimated 200 chil dren to be diagnosed with DIPG this year, less than 20 miles away from each other, three months apart. It was so dramatic and so how much your life can change in less than a week. On May 1, Caitlin underwent surgery as part of a phase I clini cal trial for DIPG at the SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. Downing said the clinical tri als only goal is to check for any dure, not to treat or cure. But that doesnt mean both Caitlins and Londons family arent holding out hope. As a parent desperate for a treatment for my child I can only hope that thisll hit a grand-slam and my daughter will be cured, but I have to know thats not the goal with this, Downing said. Londons mom said theyll be watching Caitlins case closely, as she goes back and forth from Oviedo to New York for followup appointments weekly for the next month. Were really hoping that this will be something new that works, Nader said. But in the meantime, both support systems their situations have spread for them in and be yond their communities. All Fired Up in Winter Park held a bake sale, Tim Burton Friday, May 11, with 20 percent of pottery proceeds going to Love for London. Having met London previously at All Fired Up, Lawrence Phil lips, president of the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, arranged lege Park, where his co-worker from United Legacy Bank Mike Scures band was playing, to do nate part of the nights proceeds on May 12. The Goldenrod Chamber blasts out email lists with upcoming local Love for London events. Its one of those stories that sucks you in, Phillips said. This young kid with this devastating The best part of it all is seeing the whole community coming together for a kid in need, he said. Londons wishOver Mothers Day weekend, Love for London supporters came don, now relatively symptom free, radiation having temporar ily shrunk his tumor. He and his family were sent to the circus and time. At Universal, London got pri vate meet and greets from all the superheroes and received a signed signed by each of them, that sits on the familys kitchen table wait ing to be framed. Superheroes can do the stairs by themselves, London says, as he makes his way to the second pirate-themed bedroom on his own, a far cry from the wheelchair bound boy the tumor had turned him into a month prior. London may be bouncing of the walls, running around with knows that without further treat ment, this normal likely wont stay. Londons future, absent advances in treatment, rests on the unknown. But in the present, Nader says, its been the unexpected outpour ing of community support that has gotten her family and London through the last month of chaos. We really love our kids and always only want to do whats best for them, she said. But I wouldnt have been able to cope with all of this if I didnt have all these great people to back me up. Maitland Coin & Currency Show Sunday, May 20th9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Maitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell Trade AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 LONDON | All Fired Up in Winter Park and Scruffy Murphys have held fundraising events for London CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE For more information about Love for London events and updates, visit Love for London on Facebook or loveforlondon.org. To learn more about Cheering for Caitlin, and her progress since surgery, visit cheeringforcaitlin.com Downing said the clinical trials only goal is to check for any toxic side effects from the procedure, not to treat or cure. But that doesnt mean both Caitlins and Londons family arent holding out hope. As a parent desperate for a treatment for my child I can only hope that thisll hit a grand-slam and my daughter will be cured, but I have to know thats not the goal with this, Downing said.

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Page 4 Business Briefs The Ray Bolt Classic Golf Tournament held its 10th year tournament at Celebration Golf. It was organized by The Ray Bolt Foundation Inc., a non-prot organization sponsored by Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. that is dedicated to providing nancial assistance to cancer-related causes and remembering their friend and men tor, Ray Preston Bolt. For 2012, the foundation netted $17,500 in proceeds to be contributed to the American Cancer Society along with providing scholarships to accounting students at UCF, USF and FIU. MicheLee Puppets Inc. received a $1,000 grant from Rotary Club of Maitland in support of their performances in Maitland schools. Visit micheleepuppets.org for more information. Although todays children spend less time playing outside than any previous generation, 213 cities and towns, including Winter Park, have earned recognition from national non-prot KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City USA communities for their ef forts to increase play opportunities for children. This is the second year that Winter Park has been recognized. The Florida Section American Water Works As sociation (FSAWWA) has given Winter Park the Class C Water Treatment Plant Award for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant located at 1960 Magnolia Ave. The National Flight Academy announced plans to distribute a $125,000 matching scholarship fund made possible by the University of Florida and Full Sail University totaling $250,000. The funding will allow hundreds of students to attend threeand ve-day sessions aboard Ambition. Previously only available to the residents on the west side of Orlando, BIG FISH Swim School has extended its lessons to the parents and children in the Baldwin Park and Hunters Creek areas. Call 407-251-9869 or visit bigshswimschool.com for more information. NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease of 4,050 square feet of industrial space at 5612 Carder Road, Suite 1D, in Orlando. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Or landos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work for an 80,000-square-foot Price Choppers supermarket in Massachusetts. Community Bulletin Puppet show teaches respectThe Holocaust Center in Maitland held its annual Dinner of Tribute at the Rosen Plaza on April 26. This years event began with a remarkable Puppet Musi cal Variety Show, created by Tracey Conner (Miche Lee Puppets), Bob Kodzis (Flight of Ideas) and Mark Freid (Th!nk Creative). Using the theme of respect, puppets and puppeteers sang about the need for RE-S-P-E-C-T. In keeping with that theme, the Dinner of Tribute honored Dr. Richard Lapchick, founder and president of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, who has used his lifes work to promote equality, dignity and respect in sports and in the larger world. Call for artists extendedThe Art on the Green 2012 call for artists deadline has been extended to Friday, June 1. Art on the Green is a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park. Visit cityofwinterpark.org and click on the Art on the Green button.Winter Park Playhouse adds showsThe Winter Park Playhouse will add four perfor mances to its schedule for each production in their 2012-2013 series. The new performance schedule will include: week of each production. Tickets are $15. are $28. ing week of each production. Tickets are $28. To purchase tickets, call the box ofce at 407-6450145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Honoring Ray Bolt Nursery Jubilee raises $60K Winter Park Day Nursery held its Orange Blossom Jubilee on April 27 at the Winter Park Community Center. Attendance was 150; and the amount raised was nearly $60,000. Pictured from left are David Isaacson, Erica Lee, Scott Maxwell and Cyndee Maxwell, who helped host the event. Q&U marriage brings gifts The students of Park Maitland School enjoy an annual tradition that helps them learn an important rule of grammar Q then U. Every year pre-kindergarten students attend the wedding of these two letters to symbolize that they always stick together in words like quick and quack. As expected at a wedding, the students and their parents bring a gift. Instead of going to the newlywed letters, the gifts are donated to Florida Hospital for Children. After their school day, several students and parents volunteered from each class to bring the gifts to the hospital on behalf of Q and U. The gifts that the Park Maitland School students brought lled up several wagons with new toys to be distributed to children in the hospital who need a little cheering up. It is so important for us to teach our students about the importance of giving to others, said Cindy Moon, head of school for Park Maitland School. Many of our students are very blessed in their own lives so for them to learn at a young age the importance of giving back to the community is very im portant lesson. For more information on how to donate to Florida Hospital for Children, please visit oridahospitalfor children.com RM&N raises money for multiple sclerosisTeam RM&N of the Winter Park/Maitland area recently raised about $3,000 for those in the community suffering with multiple sclerosis during the recent Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2012. The team spent April 21-22 riding to and from Bok Tower Gardens and Caribe Royale. The money they raised goes toward the Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society.

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Page 5 May 14 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting on May 14. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:Mayors ReportThe city was recognized as a Fit Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. The city was presented a check from Kenneth Murrah for the City of Winter Park Tree Fund. Many of the 2012 board apMay 20-26 was proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week. The month of May was proclaimed Civility Month. The city was presented with the FSAWWA Most Outstanding Class C Water Plant Award. Non-Action ItemsThe March 2012 Financial Report was accepted.Consent AgendaThe minutes of April 23 were approved. The various contracts and for mal solicitations were tabled. The Interlocal Agreement with rescue apparatus inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs was approved. The fourth annual Winter in the Park Holiday Ice Equipment Rental and Management Agree ment with Magic Ice USA was approved, and the Mayor was au thorized to execute the contract. The development and ease Ave. was approved.Action items requiring discussionThe Hannibal Square East street dining (Armandos and Hannibals) was approved with amendments. The bidding out of the city attorney contract was discussed, and more information was requested. The bidding out of the federal lobbyist position was discussed, and no decision was made. The purchasing policy regard ing the inclusion of local prefer ence was moved to the June 11 meeting for further discussion. A discussion was held regard ing a potential policy that gov erns City Commission written ed to review the policies of other municipalities and bring it back for the Commissions review. The proposed Sustainability Advisory Board was tabled.Public Hearings dinance enacting revisions to single-family and accessory building regulations related to pain management clinics was ap proved. nance increasing taxicab rates was approved. The resolution designating 1500 Berkshire Ave. as a historic resource on the Winter Park Reg ister of Historic Places was approved. The resolution supporting a communitywide initiative to reduce pedestrian injuries and fa talities in Central Florida through education, engineering and en forcement was approved. The resolution requesting Florida Department of Transpor tation change the sign at the In terstate 4, Fairbanks Avenue exit from Winter Park to Winter Park Historic District was tabled. A full copy of the May 14 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 11, pending ap proval by the City Commission.May 28 City Commission meeting canceledDue to the Memorial Day holiday, the Monday, May 28, City Commission meeting has been canceled. City Hall Closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Household garbage, yard trash and recy cling collection services will not be provided by Waste Pro. Nor mal services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. On behalf of the city of Winter Park, warmest wishes to everyone for a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.KABOOM! names Winter Park Playful City USA 213 cities and towns, including Winter Park, have earned recog KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City to increase play opportunities for children. This is the second year that Winter Park has been recog nized. Presented by The Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program advocating for local policies that increase play opportunities for children and a key platform in combating the City named Fit-FriendlyThe city of Winter Park has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat healthier and become more active. Winter Park joins the growing list of or ganizations that are taking steps to decrease healthcare expenses and increase productivity.Outstanding Water Treatment Plant AwardThe Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAW WA) has awarded the city of Win ter Park the 1 Class C Water Treatment Plant Award for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant located at 1960 Magnolia Ave. This award is given once a year by the American Water Works Association after extensive review of submittals by water professionals. Plants were reviewed according to compliance with FDEP standards, adherence to rules, maintenance, professionalism, safety, emergency preparedness, mitment to provide safe water to the public at all times. The city was proud to receive this award from the FSAWWA.Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, nd us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.For many years one of our main transportation goals has been to complete a limited-access beltway around the greater Orlando area. the Wekiva Parkway. This, along with SunRail and the Interstate 4 Master Plan, are the three proj I fully agree with the importance of these projects, however, the timing of these projects must also be weighed against other pressing local areas transportation needs. Both SunRail and the I-4 Mas ter Plan are needed now as they serve the majority of the greater Orlandos population and directly address our current pressing transportation needs. The Wekiva Parkway, however, would presently serve only a small fraction of our population and will not overburdened transportation sys tem. To commit now monetary funding to the Wekiva Parkway by taking away monetary funding from other greater Orlando area local transportation projects does not properly address our present and immediate future transportation needs for the following reasons: take away much-needed mone important local transportation projects throughout the Orlando area that have been planned for years to help relieve our overbur dened roads that serve the majority of the Orlando area population. not have a major impact on reyears. scheduled to be completed until 2021, which is after the 20-mile I-4 planned improvements are sched uled to be completed in 2020, of I-4 construction upgrade. I am not suggesting not completing the beltway. We should ward with the construction of the Wekiva Parkway, but revise our priorities to take care of our pres ent overburdened roads as previ ously scheduled. Due to monetary funding constraints, this may take a few more years to complete the beltway, but it will address our areas immediate transportation needs more appropriately and fairly. We should revise the project priorities as follows: First, we should acquire all of the right-ofway needed for the entire road to ensure that we have the land to construction schedule allowing the monetary funds that were taken away for local transportation projects to be reinstated and used as originally scheduled for our local areas transportation needs. Not remaining on schedule to take care of our local areas over burdened transportation needs could result in limited and sty mied growth in many areas hurt ing their future quality of life. How we handle our transporta tion issues now will help ensure healthy growth, prosperity and a good quality of life for the greater Orlando area in the future. City Council Meeting of Monday, May 14The Maitland City Council met on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 11. Public Hearings:Adopted an Ordinance to es tablish an economic development ad valorem tax exemption. Adopted ordinances creating a Downtown Maitland Zoning Dis trict and the rezoning of proper ties within that District. Consent:Approved various meeting minutes. A Change Order Summary to the City Hall contract with Whar ton-Smith was approved, adjusting the contract from $3,317,079.27 to $3,299,781.38. Order Reconciliation for the Fire Station #45 contract, adjusting the contract from $2,923,557.87 to $2,952,625.77. Approved the request of Plan ning and Zoning Commission members Ed Hampden, Michael Dabby, Beth Yohe and Dale Mc Donald to attend the Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) Annual Conference being held in Orlando, June 20-23. Passed a resolution supporting a communitywide initiative to reduce pedestrian injuries. Canceled the Council meeting of May 28 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Decisions: Board Appointments:Planning & Zoning Commis sion Barry Kalmanson was ap that expires on Nov. 3, 2013. Transportation Advisory Board Matt Charlan was appointed to on Nov. 15, 2013; and, Matthew Lamb & Michael Bindford were each appointed for a three-year term. Senior Citizens Advisory Board Maureen McCabe was re appointed for another three-year term. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit itsmymaitland.com Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Wekiva Parkway Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WNTER PARKWinter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, center, proclaimed May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week at Mondays Commission meeting.

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Page 6 Lifestyles Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: Calendar MAY City of Winter Park holds its annual spring cleanup during the month of May. The an nual spring cleanup provides a bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. Pickup schedule is the week of May 14 at the south of Fairbanks/ Aloma avenues. MAY 17Carol Stein is back by popular demand in her cabaret A Little Naughty Music, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, as part of the popular Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Stand ing room tickets are $10, with no drink included. Call 407-645-0145 or visit win terparkplayhouse.orgMAY 18The Relay for Life Winter Park 2011 will be held on May 18-19 at Showalter Field. The 18-hour walk begins at 6 p.m. on Fri day, May 18, and ends at noon on Satur day, May 19. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email relayforlifeofwinterpark@gmail.com or visit www.relayforlife.org/winterparkMAY 19The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club promotes recreational walking for fun and tness and will host a walk in college on May 19. Participants should register at the College Park Publix, 2015 Edgewa ter Drive, Orlando, between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Walkers should plan to nish by 11:30 a.m. Visit the MFM website, www. midoridamilers.org, for more informa tion, or contact Mike at 407-695-9181 or mlanpher@c.rr.comMAY 20The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will be having a spring concert called ONCE UPON A TIME at The First Presbyte rian Church of Maitland at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. You will enjoy music on the light side from Harry Potter to Indiana Jones to the Pink Panther. The evenings adventures will take you to the wild side with the Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila to Ravels Bolero, to the Sabre Dance of Khachaturian. Special guest cellist, Norma Huff, will be featured in The Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppe. Come hear storytelling weaving through the evenings music and delight in this free concert.MAY 21The Cornell Fine Arts Museum will launch a specialized reading group for art lovers at the Museum on the Rollins Campus, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park on Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. Space is limited. To be a part from the start, please contact Dana Thomas at 407-646-1526 or e-mail her at dthomas@rollins.edu. Six book discussions will be held between May and October.MAY 22On Tuesday, May 22, from 3-7 p.m., Centura Institute is hosting a job fair at their campus. The school has many positions available that they are trying to ll includ ing nursing instructors, HVAC instructors and admissions reps. This event is open to the public. The school is located at 6359 Edgewater Drive. For more informa tion, call 407-275-9696.MAY 23Join the Winter Park Chamber of Com merce as our political leaders tackle issues critical to our community with a panel discussion moderated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell. It will take place at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center on Wednesday, May 23. Regis tration is at 7:45 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. This annual event is an opportunity to meet your elected ofcials as they share an update on the recent legislative session and address topics facing our state, county and city. The cost for members is $25 and non-members is $30. Visit winterpark.orgMAY 24The Friends of Casa Feliz will host a May 24 coffeehouse and poetry reading as part of its ongoing Parlor Series. Three local poets Terry Ann Thaxton, Russ Kesler and Susan Lilley will be fea tured along with a musical act. The fun will start at 7:30 p.m. Between the poets readings, attendees will be treated to the folk and bluegrass music of Stowell and McCaskill. Dessert and coffee will be served, and a cash wine bar available. Tickets to the event are $10. To reserve your spot, send a check to Casa Feliz, P.O. Box 591, Winter Park, FL 32790. Act fast seating is limited! For more information, please call Betsy Owens at 407-6288200 ext. 1.MAY 26The Works of PURE Love benet for the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Harwood-Watson Dance Studios at 820 Lake Baldwin Lane in Orlando. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit worksofpure love.org The Prints of Gustave Baumann, an exhibition organized by the New Mexico Museum of Art, will be on view at Rollins College in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, opening May 26. The exhibition centers around Baumanns printmaking process and includes a sequence of prints and opaque watercolor studies. Call 407-6462526 or visit cfam.rollins.eduMAY 31Come dine in the dark from 6-9 p.m. on May 31 at the Homebuilders Association of Metro Orlando, 544 Mayo Ave. Mait land. Enjoy a gourmet meal in complete darkness. Tickets are $100 for one or $150 for two. Proceeds benet Light house Central Florida. Visit wpmobserver.com/events for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk WinterParkLostPets.coms inaugural Winter Park Dog Walk will be held from 8 a.m. until noon, May 19, at the Cady Way Trail phase 1 in Winter Park. Par ticipants can walk along the trail for as long or short a distance as they wish. Registration includes a Winter Park Dog Walk T-shirt, a free Doggie Goodie Bag lled with products provided by local merchants, a rafe ticket for an array of items provided by Winter Park merchants, plus beverages, snacks and more. All the proceeds from the $20-per-pet Dog Walk registration fee will benet The Lost Pets Foundation. Register to walk at www.WPdogwalk.com Painting perspectives workshop Acclaimed artist Bryce Hammond presents a painting workshop focusing on the technique of perspective at the Art & History Museums Maitland. The workshop takes place over three days: Friday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from noon-4 p.m. at the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Build ing, 210 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. Tuition is $200 for A&H members and $225 for non-members. To register, visit www.ArtandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181 ext. 265. A Parisian Affair opens at Polasek Ever fancy a trip to Paris? Come to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gar dens and experience A Parisian Affair: The Art of Andre Renoux for instant gratication! The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to bring you a selection of Renouxs original oil paintings, lithographs, and hand-painted wine bottles from the Sebastian Collection. Exhibit Runs May 22Sept. 23. 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Page 7 Peter Schreyer grabbed onto the microphone, stared out into a sea of weathered faces and cel ebrated a lifetime of memories rescued from the grave on Friday, May 11. On the steps of the Win ter Park Community Center, he introduced the The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories, an exhibit designed to capture the recollections of black residents who had lived through more than a century of the citys history. We live in society where we treasure elders, Schreyer said. But he laid bare regrets that we at times fail to preserve their memo ries. It had been a rush to interview the 18 members of the Sage Proj ect, all of them 85 years old or old er, before it was too late. Between the moment the project started in ing, four of the interviewees died of old age. Just days before the grand opening event, Katherine Ford, who was born before Winter Parks 25th anniversary and had lived until two months before its 125th, died at age 106. The day after the Sage Project told a small part of her story, she was memori alized just down the street. These are stories worth telling, Hannibal Square Heritage Center historian Fairolyn Livings ton said. She had spent the bet ter part of the last year gathering them, with the help of Mary Dan iels and Center volunteers. It had been a hundred years of chaos and change as the area grappled repeatedly with is sues of poverty and inequality, while celebrating gifts of progress of Highwaymen artists and music inspired by gospel and delta blues. And Winter Park had played a small part in all of it, chronicled on pasteboards dot ting the insides of the Hannibal Square Heritage Centers new exhibit. Photographs taken by Schreyer gave, in many cases, a of native Winter Parkers who had seen a century in color that we only remember in black and white. But it hadnt come easily. Funding for the project, which has spanned a year, has been tough to come by, Schreyer said. Its hard to raise money for projects with the elderly, he said. I cant tell you how many orga nizations weve asked for funding whove said no, including some of the most respected in Winter Park. But piece-by-piece the project came together, in printed quotes and photographs on the ivory walls of the Heritage Center. Funds from Orange County, Bank of America, Winter Park Histori cal Association and others helped the project ink its way into history. And then on May 11 some of the Hannibal Square areas eldest statesmen and women had their day in the spotlight. Holding his than a dozen of his contempo raries, Winter Park native and Tuskegee airman Richard Hall Jr. smiled and waved to the crowd. Then the families of those Sages recently passed lit candles, of memory while dozens looked on. Staring from out in the crowd, a smile crept across Winter Park Commissioner Tom McMackens face. This is why were all here, McMacken said. This is commu nity. As the presentation ended and gave way to a night of visitors ex ploring the new exhibit just next door, Ken Wright, a bit of gray speckling his beard and hair, clutched a plaque in his hands and headed home. The sun sank behind him as he walked east from the back steps of the Com munity Center. But ahead of him it still lit a tiny white house with green shutters across Pennsylvania Avenue. The plaque was for his aunt, Evelyn Lena Vivian Wright Mann, who had lived to be 101 years old. The tiny house just a few feet ahead was hers too, from the day she was born until the day she died. Just around the corner, along a wall at the Heritage Cen ter, a spotlight keeps the sages lifetime of memories aglow. This was her home, Wright said. She never left. Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn 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 offer free admission on Sunday, May 20, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors Art Museum Day. Story tellers of Central Florida will present Tales of Florida: Past and Pres ent as a special free presentation to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit omart.orgMAY 24The Jewish Academy of Orlandos Fine Arts Department presents the musical Night at the Wax Mu seum. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, San ford. Tickets are available at $15, $25 and $50. Call 407-647-0713 to pur chase tickets.MAY 26Maitland Movie in the Park on Sat urday, May 26, at 8:15 p.m. features Hugo at Quinn Strong Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and we will bring you the stars. Food is available for purchase.ONGOINGThe Art & History Museums Mait land (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. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.comPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERCenter for Contemporary Dance members perform at the opening reception for The Sage Project on Friday, May 11. At right, Hannibal Square elders chat about the yearlong project.ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories is at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 New England Ave., through Saturday, Sept. 1, in partnership with the Winter Park Historical Association. Call 407-539-2680 or visit www. hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org for more information. Saving the sages

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Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32809Lunch and snacks will be provided Please pre-register by calling our Volunteer Specialist: Melissa Cruz (407)256-2033 Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 (Manager) She was 31 when it hit her a stroke. She couldnt talk or walk. She felt as if she word was help, and thats all she said for a month. Doctors said she might never walk or talk again, but for Valerie Greene that was never an option. She was going to conquer her stroke, and she was going to do it with all the strength and courage she could con jure up. God doesnt choose sissies, Greene said. And she knows she was chosen. Cho sen to be the voice of stroke survivors, to educate and to shine a light on a topic that people just dont talk about. Stroke has always had this dark cloud surrounding it, she said. Greene is out to shed some light through that cloud throughout Central Florida and beyond, by holding awareness and charity Femmes De Coeur, or Women of Heart, and her online stroke support community BCenter.com Now more than a decade after her stroke, while Greene is still partially paralyzed on her left side, she can walk and now talks for a living. The Winter Park native has written two inspirational books and speaks to audi ences about her journey to recovery. In March she launched BCenter, an on line global stroke resource center. At BCen ter.com stroke survivors can learn more about the causes and treatments of stokes from around the world, all of which Greene has tried herself and reports her opinion on. Theres a network of support there, where survivors and their families and friends can connect with each other, and a list of providers that Greene has approved herself. On BCenter, Greene says, survivors toration of the soul. She hopes to show survivors that hav ing a stroke isnt the end. Once a success ful businesswoman, she now travels the country speaking to survivors about her triumphs after her stroke. After speeches, she meets with the audience, and always makes each survivor stand up not always an easy task to get a photo with her. But afterward they all beam with ac complishment, and so does Greene, know ing shes pushed someone to work hard and take a chance. Im going to prove to you that I can do this; Im going to prove to this world that there is life after stroke, and you can do it abundantly, she said. So who better to tell them than me I was one of them I was their own. Now her career is saving lives, said longtime friend Nancy DeVault.Living life to the fullestGreene certainly lives her life abun dantly. She said shell try anything once, and thats included parasailing, hang gliding and, most recently, dancing. Shell waltz away at the Femmes De Coeur char ity event in May, a Dancing with the Starslike competition to raise funds for nursing scholarships for several Central Florida col leges. It hasnt been an easy task, consider ing her left leg and hand are still paralyzed, but Greene said she will be out there swish Dancing was a new frontier altogeth er for me it forces you to reach outside yourself, she said. Whats wrong with going forward, lets try the impossible, lets try something new. But she doesnt ever forget her past. Greenes home is decorated with reminders of what shes gone through. Framed by her kitchen is a cane she used to have to walk with, in her dining room theres a mural that represents her recovery, and all along the wall of her staircase, which she climbs PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK Winter Park native Valerie Greene suffered a stroke a decade ago. Now shes talking, running and inspiring others. Please see DANCER on page 9Daring to danceBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff See Valerie Greene dance in Femmes De Coeurs Let Us Entertain You, an evening of dancing and music, on Sunday, May 20, at the Ballroom at Church Street in Orlando. For tickets, visit FemmesDeCoeur.org For more information about BCenter and Valerie Greene, visit BCenter.com

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Page 9 HEALTH VALUES SUPPORTWINTER PARK YMCA | 407.644.1509 CROSBY YMCA | 407.644.3606 MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE $50OFF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAYWHEN YOU JOIN BY MAY 31 JOIN THE YAt the Y, membership gives you more. Access to 27 Family Centers where you can improve your health Discounts of up to 50% off youth sports and summer camps that build confidence and instill values in our kids The Y even provides financial assistance to support neighbors in need right in your own community. Today, do something that is good for your heart, good for your kids and good for your community, and a great value year round. Visit ymcacentralflorida.com and click on NEW THIS MONTH/MEMBERSHIP GIVES YOU MORE to learn the true value of a Y Membership.Connect with us: What if something were wrong with you and you didnt know it? That would be unfortunate. But what if nothing were wrong with you and then a screening test performed in a local parking lot suggested that perhaps something might be wrong. What if you have more tests and those tests cause problems, but you were OK in whether youre among the lucky end up with surgery you didnt need and get a surgery complication that threatens your life? Screening tests are designed screening tests make very good health. Good screening tests should help you know your numbers to manage your health blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and Body Mass In dex (based on height and weight: nhlbisupport.com/bmi). These tests identify problems you are more likely to have, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes or a weight problem. Other screening tests, such as mam mograms and colonoscopies, can stages. Find out what tests you Some tests are very sensitive and identify most people with the problem. Some are so sensiproblem, even if none exists. A potential problem found on a screening test usually requires further testing. Thats where the risk comes in. Tests, biopsies, medications and surgery carry some risk. Some are riskier than others. Some give you unneces sary radiation. Others can lead to complications including heart damage, infections and other unfortunate problems. Most of the time, all goes smoothly, but if your risk of complications from the additional testing after the screening test exceed the risks of the problem you were originally screening for, your luck is better without the screening test. If you get complications from the follow-up tests stemming from a screening test for a problem you probably didnt have, you just created more problems. the risks of screening tests is complex. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) analyzes the evidence and grades each test, procedure or intervention on its usefulness and risk/ have a good chance of helping you and which ones may be a bad idea and are unnecessary. One example of harm outbenign test is the carotid artery screening, which tests for the risk of stroke with an ultrasound of the arteries in your neck. The USPSTF recommends the average person not have the test because harms outweigh benthe test would err in showing more people have the problem when they dont, leading to sur geries or other procedures with risks of harm. So before you open the Pandoras box of advertised tests out test tests at uspstf.org and your nurse practitioner or physician.Maitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www.healthaction.bizPandoras box of tests you dont need Dr. Nancy Rudner LugoHealth Actionmany times a day with purpose and a deliberate energy, are her stories of success. One framed victory is of the time she ran a half marathon, her leg was bleeding, it hurt so badly. There was absolutely no way shed let the truck, which is there to pick up stragglers, take away her goal of completing the race. And thats how Greene is about every step of her life. Shes fought for everything shes ac complished, and she isnt stop ping anytime soon. She jokes that maybe when shes 90 and bored start her own clothing and shoe line. Shes determined to show people that the impossible is pos sible, and to never give up. Her personal trainer, Gary Anger, said she exhibits that every time they work together. I love when a person comes through an adverse situation and is a champion. Friend and stroke survivor Nancy Johnson agreed. She in spires me constantly she just wont ever give in.DANCER | Reminders of her victories CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

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Page 10 As summer growing condi tions approach, black-eyed peas (not the hip-hop musical group), crowder peas, yard-long beans and cowpeas (Vigna un guiculata) can be grown in our gardens as a substitute for green snap beans. Grown primarily for the mature seed in the pod, these peas are very nutritious, provid calcium, folate, and vitamin A to our diets. Plant Southern peas using the same process as with any polebean or English pea. Space them 3 inches apart along the base of a trellis about 2 inches deep into loosened ground. Southern peas grow well in poor soil, especially the sandy infertile conditions found in unimproved land we struggle with in our Florida attach to its roots, generating its own fertilizer from thin air, in oculating the seeds with these mi crobes. The seeds should germi nate and sprout in a few days. As they climb the trellis, manage its tumultuous growth by thinning to avoid tangled areas that harbor leaf diseases or insect pests. Flowers start making an appearance in six weeks. Many nectar and pollen from the pro toxic pesticides. The only insect pests I have had to deal with are aphids. Since we are growing this crop in the summer, our expected heavy rains usually rinse away most of these small suckers. Once temperatures descend in autumn, I usually resort back to growing green snap beans, although these Who has time to shell peas and beans these days? If you harvest early, the solid, young pea pods can be prepared like snap beans, shell and all. But this immature harvest must be judiciously timed, almost on a daily basis; otherwise the peas will form in the pods. At this point of the crops life cycle, the pod becomes inedible and hours of shelling are then required. The idyllic picture of sitting on the porch, casually shelling peas while gossiping with compatriots has been relegated to a historical clich. But dont worry; tabletop pea shelling appliances are affordably priced. To contend with your inevitable bumper crop, blanch and freeze serving size portions to prepare for the traditional New Years good luck meal of peas and greens. The typical Southern onions and hot peppers is best served with cornbread. Many exotic recipes from around the world date back thousands of years. Put some South in your mouth. While General Shermans troops considered Southern peas luckily, we know better.Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gar dens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. Hours: M-F 8am to 4:30pm 2315 Lee Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 Your Guiding Beacon for Quality Healthcare Harbour Private Duty Nursing, LLCSkilled Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Companionship Home Health Aid Homemaking Flexible Schedules Free RN Assessments The Services of Harbour Private Duty Nursing provide peace of mind to loved ones, trust ofcers, guardians and physicians. Our professional team prides itself on making your life easier. We also provide in-hospital private duty care, which offers close, personal attention and reassurance in an unfamiliar and often frightening environment. Our ofce hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Our professional team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. During hours when the ofce is closed and during the weekends and holidays, the on-call coordinator is available by telephone 24 hours per day.www.HarbourPrivateDutyNursing.com License # 299991382phone (407) 895-8188 fax 407-895-9339 healthy the City of Wi nter Park 1887 2012thANNIVERSARY AAA CenterState Bank Certified Slings Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley Insurance Elite Signs & Graphics Hannibal Square Heritage Center iCrave Catering INTL FC Stone Ivanhoe Broadcast News Leading Edge Title Partners of Central Florida Moss, Krusick & Associates, LLC Raymond James Rollins College Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Day Nursery Winter Park Health Foundation Winter Park Land Commercial Winter Park/Maitland Observer Winter Park Public Library Winter Park YMCA Family Center Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursSouthern peas right for summer Who has time to shell peas and beans these days?

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Page 11 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 As you begin reading this article, take note of how you are sitting. Are you slouched in your chair? Are your shoulders hunched over? Did you start adjust ing your posture upon reading these questions? You are not alone if you have poor posture. In fact, poor posture causes 31 million Americans to experience lower back pain at any given time. On Wednesday, May 9, Work Well Winter Park hosted Athletic trainer Reginald Mungrue from Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation to participate in the Health Education Series. During the lunch and learn, Reginald shared that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in America. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doc by the common cold. To combat lower back pain, Reginald spoke of the importance of having proper ergonomics at your workstation. Reginald noted, Employees are often sitting at their desk for eight to 10 hours on their health and well-being. Small postural changes can occur over a period of time and can cause your body to have postural changes that can be detrimental to ones health. If your posture is slightly skeletal problems. Maintaining proper posture is para mount in the prevention of these prob lems. Here are a few tips on how you can have proper posture: Be as tall as you can be Envision a string that extends from your spine through the back of your head going to the ceiling. Now pull up on that string and try to make yourself taller. Engage your abdominal muscles Use your abs as additional stabilizers. This will help you be able to remain tall for a longer period of time. Utilize the lumbar support at your workstation If your chair does not have one, make one with a rolled up towel or sweater and place at your lower back. This will ensure that you have proper spinal alignment through the entire day. Invest in a proper chair Utilize the arm rest on your chair as this will reduce the amount of stress and tension you experience in your shoulders. Make sure your chair is at the proper height for your desk. If your chair is too low, you will have increased stress in your shoulders. If too high, you will lean forward and change your normal spinal alignment. Remember, by making minor adjustments in your daily life, you can dramatimost importantly, your health. To schedule an ergonomic workstation seminar, screening or prevention exercise training for your team, contact Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at 407-303-8080 or visit www.FHSportsMed.com for more information.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERDogs and fashion collided at the First Friday Charity Festival in Baldwin Park on May 4. The special event beneted The Lost Pets Foundation and included live music and samplings.The importance of proper ergonomics Going pink for pets

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Page 12 Opinions Lasting traditions Arriving in Winter Park in 1956 with Marietta), I remember well the evolustudent at the little frame school houses of St. Margaret Mary School, skipping down Park Avenue from Eve Proctors down to Irvines and OBriens (Pharmacy) news and sundries, I remember stopping and browsing through Cottrells Five & Dime. I remember that Cottrells always had very plain windows, nothing fancy, just plain still holds dear some treasured presents church on Sunday we would always go down Park Avenue. All the stores would be closed except for Irvines and OBriens. We would get Danish pasty and a cherry coke breakfast of champions. Thanks for letting me reach back to those fond memories (Re: May 10 column Cottrells Five & Dime: Gone but not forgotten by Clyde Moore). I loved Cottrells. It was a kids delight in there. The Yum Yum Shoppe was a very close second along with the Colony movie theater. Such fun memories. Our sons are in their 30s now living in Winter Park and Maitland, and the stroll down Park Avenue after church is still a favorite tradition.Sally Merrill Pickering Winter Park Accident risk goes up exponentially with more teenagers in a car just released a study that shows a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in a vehicle, and the increased risk of a teen driver dying in a in Relation to Age and Number of Passengers, found the likelihood of a 16or 17-year-old driver being killed in a crash, per mile driven, increases with each additional young passenger in the vehicle. Compared to driving with no passengers, a 16or 17-year-old drivers fatality risk: one passenger younger than 21 (and no older passengers) sengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers) more passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers) Conversely, carrying at least one passenger aged 35 or older cuts a teen drivers risk of death by 62 percent, and risk of involvement in any police-reported crash by 46 percenthighlighting the protective have in a vehicle. The study analyzed data on crashes and the number of miles driven by 16and drivers safety with passengers in the vehicle. Despite recent progress, the new report (younger than 21) is still a major risk factor for 16and 17-year-old drivers. We know carrying young passengers plays a large role with teen drivers. Not only does it represent the freedom to be with friends, but its sometimes the lending hand that parents rely on for picking up younger siblings from school. These families that parents can make their teens safer by refusing to allow them to get in the car with other young people, whether theyre behind the wheel or in the passen decrease in risk seen when adults 35 and older were present, parents and guardians can also help protect novice teen drivers by spending more time with them in the vehicle. Consider these steps for keeping your teen safe behind the wheel: system for your state, and remember: even if the law doesnt set a passenger limit, parents can. that stipulates teens will not ride as passengers of teen drivers without a parents advance permission. for teens who honor that pledge. the rules for your teen and can help enforce them. teen is behind the wheel. Your presence and your guidance help make your teen a safer driver. es that can help teens become safer drivers. For a copy of the study, or to learn more about our work in this focus area, visit aaafoundation.org For additional resourc es, visit teendriving.aaa.comMichele Harris AAA director, Trafc Safety Culture The Auto Club GroupThat whole glass half empty, half full thing could get a bit complicated with someone like local artist John Whipple. The imaginative, limiting. There are so many other possibilities. I discovered John via his wife, Lynn, who I often cross paths with during her plein air paint ing stints in Central Park. I went to an open house at the McRae Avenue and have been delighting in Johns creations since. You grow older and often develop a greater appreciation of your own perspective. I dont think that was necessary for John, or artists like him. Theyre there to inspire the rest of us. John, who just recently brought home Best of Show honors from the New Orleans Jazz Festival, describes his work as assemblage style sculpture, noting the limits of mixed media. I try to keep the widest, broad est terminology because I dont know from time to time (what Ill be doing), he said. For me his work is imagination on a slide beneath the microscope, equal pieces Albin Polasek, Jackson Pollock and Dr. Frankenstein, with some of History Channels American Pickers thrown in. He captivates and treats, and might just awake your inner child. He says much of his current style began with art cars and the circus-inspired creation he made for an old Cadillac. He was given a woodcarving tool by his parents, which led to making a as a hood ornament, which dic tated the fate of the rest of the car, eventually including wings. I made this little weird guy, really crude, he explained. He continued on securing it to the vehicle, As soon as you take that a hole in your car, here we go I bolted him on there and you could see people were like What the hell has he got on that car? Around this same time, Lynn was attending craft shows, including a large one in Baltimore each year. The show didnt include paintings, which had been Johns primary focus. So, Im thinking that Im already making these weird little objects, already spending the money to go up there, so the next year I just made up these little sculptures and did well with them. Johns attitude strikes me as one of a motivational speaker, explaining, I think that you should be open to things. You have to allow yourself to be pretty bad at something for a while to get good at it. Hes recently acquired a welder and has begun making molds. With it brings talks of another ball you throw into the juggling mix, and the excite ment of learning something new and playing with a new medium. I want to be open to the possibili ties. John, his wife and mother, primarily a jewelry maker, are spaces at McRae. The room where all his materials are kept has a frosted glass window that reads Surgery, and it seems apropos. Inside the space are stacks, drawers and shelves of vintage items waiting for their next incarnation, from doll heads to machine parts, some with parts of items already used. He holds up a hockey mask that now has wheels attached and looks like a chariot. He talks of launching points with pieces and refers fondly to a piece Id seen previously, which was a large metal architectural remnant or tool that had one of his delightfully peculiar wooden below. My problem really is that I like to work out of the chaos, he says. Its probably not the most the need to have a lot of things going on simultaneously to get way? I dont know. But it seems eight pieces going I can go to one, work on it. Im seamless then. If I have just one piece going I dont work well. Just a byproduct of how my brain works. myself into a childish zone, he explains. When Im in that place, Im laughing and good things are happening. In Johns studios, Ill confess, around.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 Check out Clyde Moores new daily blog on wpmobserver.comJohn Whipple: An artists artistLetters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERArtist John Whipple shows off some of his works at the McRae Art Studios off Web

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Page 13 When you think of technology and higher education, two of your education and online courses. While those elements are certainly being implemented at many schools across the country, it is actually only a small com ponent of all the ways that technology impacts higher education today. At Rollins College, technology is a vital and vibrant component of the teaching and learning process that support the small class sizes and close, personal relationships we develop among our students and faculty. Technology is used to enhance our sense of community, while simul taneously extending learning out side the borders of the classroom, the campus and the country. How much do you know about the chemical contamination and related impacts on the fauna, Apopka? Faculty and students at Rollins have created a wiki page (wiki.rollins.edu/lakeapopka) to serve as a community repository of the story of Lake Apopka from a natural and cultural perspective. A wiki is an open website or blog to which many people may contribute that allows multiple per spectives and experts to build a rich source of data on a topic. The site lives into the future, changing and growing as our knowledge advances. Understanding our world requires studying issues through multiple lenses and viewpoints. Every year a cross-disciplinary group of Rollins faculty selects a topic to weave throughout their courses. They recently selected the works of Zora Neale Hur ston as a touchstone of the wider socio-cultural experiences of African-Americans in the early 20th century. A common website (social.rollins.edu/wpsites/mo this topic out in all its complexity modeling for our students and our community how to study complex issues from multiple perspectives. Forming productive and mutukey to success for our students and for our college. Our president, Lewis Duncan, is the architect and leader of the New Paradigm Initiative, a collaboration within the Associated Colleges of the South (the 16 premier liberal arts colleges across the South) that is challenging these institutions to opportunities that would be unavailable at just one institution. Supporting this endeavor will be immersive telepresence classrooms that allow our faculty and students to interact with their colleagues across the consortium in an environment that simulates being in the same room. The quality of the video and audio is superb, enabling a complete face-to-face experience. While the class participants may, in reality, be thousands of miles apart, they experience a class in which every one is right across the table. This technology allows our students to access scholars from across the consortium and across the world relationships that are the hallmark of a Rollins education. The next time you think about technology and higher education, the ways that technology supports face-to-face learning, rather than distance learning. You will think about how technology is being used to build communities, bringing students together with knowledge experts in Central Florida, throughout the South and throughout the world. You will think about students using technology to create and contrib ute to community resources that course or a semester. Technology provides many new opportunities to connect people as a community of learners. Hopefully, you are Patricia A. Schoknecht, PhD, is the chief information ofcer at Rollins College. Fasten your seatbelt, kids, its gonna be a rough ride. For as long as I can remember I thought that the universe after the Big Bang would expand until it reached its absolute maximum size (billions of light years across) and then collapse back in on itself. Sigh, that isnt the case. Not only is the universe expanding, its accelerating. And thats when I came up with the child advisory about mankinds condition, Fasten your seatbelt, kids, its gonna be a rough ride. Remember in seventh-grade science idea that the Earth rotates on its axis while revolving around the sun? And added. Yep, were rotating at around 1,000 mph while racing around the sun at, oh, 66,650 mph. My genuinely limited mind really could not then absorb such ideas. But practically speaking I had enough sense to turn my back to the wind no guy I ever saw had much success peeing against the wind. Yet that is exactly what Republicans are doing concerning gay marriage. Here you are, a 65-year-old man, married for decades with the requisite children, and you know in your heart of masculine hearts that what is normal is man on woman sex. Period. No debate. No discussion. Not only that, it is Gods will. End of story. I am about Mitt Romneys age and when he says that such matters (homosexuality) were not openly discussed in the mid-west in the early 1960s, hes correct. That is because being gay was such a repressed and punished life that few individuals had the courage to be out and open. Oh, I had some suspicions about certain men at the YMCA but they were so nonthreatening as to be sweet. Essentially, I had so little experience sexually, my mind so wrapped around the mystery of all things feminine that I did not even remotely think about that which was unnamed. And if it (being queer) ever came up, I would knowingly laugh yet was totally clueless. Totally. That was 50 years ago. Fifty years ago. You think the Earth is moving fast, well, were moving along at glacier speeds compared to the rapid turn (evolution?) in the acceptance of gays as human beings worthy of our respect. How far weve come from the 60s. But its abnormal and its against Gods way. Abnormal? OK, it isnt your cup of tea, but because you dont live that way, does that make it abnormal? No, I really dont necessarily think so. Because its not right for you doesnt mean it isnt right for her or him. Gods way is a trickier argument to refute. Why? Because we have so much invested in our belief in God (and the way) that anything remotely challenging ones belief, well, that is simply unacceptable. And that is so profoundly sad. God is an evolutionary idea. He/She/X has changed right along with the human imagination. It is OK every now and then to put a new suit of clothes on God. Go ahead. Take God shopping for some new t-hr-e-a-d-s. Id go haute couture, for sure. Damn the cost. Some new shoes, a dress. Perhaps, an idea. Or, two. Maybe it is time God came out of the closet, too. Ya think? If not, the ride could be unnecessarily rough. For all of us.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 PerspectivesThe theater at Trinity Prep School in Winter Park continues to be the setting natural histrionic talent and wise guidance can accomplish. Avenue, has modest parking for prompt with the modern accoutrements that allow for varied and sophisticated stag back to provide a handy alternative to a balcony. Of late, my b.w. and I have had the great pleasure of attending a performance each of two musicals in two weeks: The Voltaire/Bernstein Candide, and George and Ira Ger shwins early s hit, Of Thee I Sing, which gave us a very good opportunity to experience the versatility of the young players and their mentors. That high school students would tackle a work on the level of Bernsteins Candide is remarkable in itself, and the sion. The Candide of Tommy Prast, the Pangloss of Riley Suter, and the Cunegonde of Kathryn Kilger provided a solid triangle of leads upon which to build a balanced dramatic structure. Elements of scenery and costumes were pulled from a trunk of histrionic goodies, and kept audience eyes simulta Theater Director Janine Papin did highly imaginative work in crowd handling and kept the cast of some three dozen always in place to deliver their individual contributions. The singing of these high school youngsters was exemplary. Prast and Kilger were most impressive. Kilgers Glitter and Be Gay was a breathtaking feat for a 17-year-old singer. (Kilger is headed to Emerson University, Boston, to train for a professional theater career, and Prast, to NYU in New York City.) The Gershwin brothers Of Thee I Sing brought another aspect of Trinitys capabilities. This show is a good indicator of where George and Ira were musically in the early s, right at the beginning of the Great Depression. Theater at that time the spirits of dollar-short theatergoers, cians then is not out of place in politics today! Outstanding performers were: Prast as John P. Wintergreen, candidate for president; Riley Suter as the hysterical Al exander Throttlebottom hopelessly lost in his quest for the vice presidency; Allison Cooper as the sweet, lovely Mary Turner in love with Wintergreen; diva Kathryn Kilger as Diana Devereaux, the stunning while jilted promised wife to be of Wintergreen; and Olivia van den Berg as political ringleader Madison Fulton. Jack Dwyer was especially smile-provoking as the French ambassador. Olivia, by the way, gave a very outra geous and convincing portrayal as the Old Lady in Candide. (She is using her Trinity experience as a springboard next year to the University of Denver on a theater scholarship.) Trinitys dynamite theatrical kids after repeating Candide in Orlandos Shakesperes Theater on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, (come enjoy the perfor mances) will hop a plane to Edinburgh, Scotland, where theyll present several performances of Candide in a theater Festival there. The loss of so many graduating seniors among the actors at Trinity is a shock remarkable school has a way of keeping the gaps of young stars who have gone on About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Take God shopping The best of all possible happeningsLouis Roney Play On! being gay was such a repressed and punished life that few individuals had the courage to be out and open. Expanding the classroom with technology PATRICIA A. SCHOKNECHT Guest Writer Patricia A. Schoknecht Fit for the Fourth blogSee how Sarah Grafton did on Week 4 of her 60-day get-t challenge. Scan this QR code with your smart phone or visit wpmobserver.com

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Page 14 Now through May 28 Youve got a Fringe Steadfast in its non-juried wackiness, often weird and always wondrous, the 21st Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is the oldest, non-juried festival in the United States. Having grown into a makes-my-heart-glad-celebration of theater, art and music, Fringe presents hundreds of theater works, Visual Fringe, outdoor concerts and Kids Fringe. Events are held at various venues, and true to Fringes founding ethos, all acts remain uncensored, with performances ranging from traditional nerdiness to adults-only nudiness. Admission is $5 to $11 per show with all proceeds going to the performers. Visit orlandofringe.org or call 407-648-0077.Parents Do not miss Kids Fringe is a special part of the Festival just for kids and families. Located in the sculpture gardens of the Mennello Museum of American Art, Kids Fringe activities and more. Do your best Tigger in the bounce house, meet a creature, dress up in a costume, play a drum and take funny pictures. Kids Fringe is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur day and Sunday, May 19 and 20, and May 26 and 27. Find the giant Fringezilla at the entrance of the park and follow his footsteps to the fun. Visit orlandofringe.orgMay 17 Third Thursday Art Stroll Every Third Thursday, the galleries in Downtown Orlando open with their new exhibits, making the evening one great art party of meeting, looking, networking and buying art. Thursday, May 17, at the City Arts Fac tory, a group of eight artists Holly Tharp, Chad Pollpeter, Cameron Moore, Chad Kendall, Johanna ODonnell, Shawn Rinehart, Plinio Pinto and Rachel Wronowski will present new work and create new pieces for a community wall. The City Arts Factory is at the corner of Orange and Pine in downtown Orlando. Call 407-648-7060 or visit orland oslice.com May 18 The Art of Basketball The Art of Basketball (Wave 3), opening on May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., is a preview of a unique collection of NBA licensed artworks backboard and All Star court. The notoriously harmonious artist/ curator Billi Kid, from New York, will be on-hand to share the vision behind the art exhibit. With each piece of art designed for interior spaces, Art of Bas ketball will be at Church Street Exchange at 101 S. Garland Ave., in Orlando, through June 15. Arts District, and can be pur chased at orlandoslice.com or by calling 407-648-7060. The exhibit is available for private viewings (and for purchase) by contacting Bill Fickett at bill@publicworksd ept.com May 19 United Ways 20th Annual Chefs GalaThere are some big food and wine events in Central Florida, but none are as truly fabulous as the Annual Chefs Gala that ben Festivities begin Saturday, May 19, at 6:45 p.m. as the sparkling auction) at Epcot at Walt Disney cuisine from more than 20 of Central Floridas top chefs and restaurants. Most importantly, provide food, shelter and vital services to Central Floridians in need. Sponsored by Walt Disney World for the past 19 years, this event is true to its slogan. The Chefs Gala is a Tasteful Way to 2161 or visit ChefsGala.orgMay 20 Free museum day The Orlando Museum of Art (omart.org) will lead the way among our many Florida muse on May 20 as part of the Associa tion of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Art Museum Day. This international event spotlights the value of the arts while providing new opportunities for audiences to participate in museum programs. OMA will encourage visitors to share their museum experiences on a special printed form as part of a collective public response. A special presentation is also free to OMA visitors of all ages on May 20 at 2 p.m. when storytellers will bring history to life with stories and songs about Florida and its people. Visit omart.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar 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. INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF Thursday, May 24, 7:30 PMREGAL WINTER PARKVisit www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: WPMOU7WM IN THEATERS MAY 25www.meninblack.com This lm is rated PG-13. Passes are good for two complimentary admissions. You must have a pass to attend. Seating is on a rst-come, rst-served basis and is not guaranteed. Supplies are limited and available only while supplies last. No purchase necessary. Fringe: Weird and always wondrous

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Page 24 Sunday 2-51869 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando FL 328145 BR | 4.2 BA | 5,192 SF | $940,000 Overlooking Lake Baldwin Park and jogging trail just 2 blocks from the town center, here is a beautiful Baldwin home with a detached garage apartment for a great value! Hosted by: Mark Traugott Sunday, May 20th from 2-5pm1226 Raintree Place, Winter Park FL 327894 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,369 SF | $550,000 Lovely brick home situated on a large corner lot within walking distance to Park Ave, Central Park, and the Farm ers Market! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore NC Mountains Avery & Watauga Counties.Online Only Auction. 345+/Acres; 6,000 +/sf. Home/Lake Hickory; 21 +/Acres Beech Mountain; (2) Tracts Foscoe. 800442-7906. www.RogersAuctionGroup. com. NCAL#685 NC Mountains AUCTION,May 26. 77 Acres; Main House; (2) Guest Cottages. Alleghany/Grayson Counties. Selling as one unit. Gorgeous views; pond; stream; pastureland. 336-9701866 or 336-789-2926. www.Roger sAuctionGroup.com. 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Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour Job Order Number: 9672508 SUNDAY 1-4LAKEFRONT HOME IN ALTAMONTE 850 Lake Marion Drive, Altamonte Springs. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,803SF. Large lot in established neighborhood. Property has 100ft on Lake Marion. Natural setting with mature trees. Well maintained split level home. Cherry hardwood floors, Tennessee River rock fireplace and vaulted cedar ceiling. $349,000SUNDAY 2-5DESIREABLE WINDERMERE NEIGHBORHOOD2530 Meadowview Circle, Winder mere. 4BD/2.5BA, 3,022SF. This Win dermere Downs home was remodeled and expanded in 2003. Open kitchen with stainless appliances, Wolfe gas range, custom wood cabinets and granite counters. Large vaulted eat-in area and family room. Screened and solar heated pool and spa. Living room has beamed cathedral ceiling and wood burning fireplace. $419,000 Business Systems Analyst Job Description: Responsible for eliciting, analyzing, communicating and validating business/user requirements for process es, policies and information systems. An alyze and document business processes and metrics, and identify improvement opportunities. Train internal employees or external clients on changes, new sys tems or new procedures. Applicant must possess Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related discipline is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience that is required for the specific job level. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9672578 Functional Business AnalystJob Description: Responsible for devel oping business requirements and related business rules based on business group and functional area needs. Independently research and resolve business and technical problems by identifying, evaluating, and implementing improvements to pro cesses and applications. Provide project guidance and mentoring to business analysts and assist in building their func tional expertise. Applicant must possess Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance or other quantitative field or equivalent experience; five years of experience with financial or operational analysis; and three years of managerial experience. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9672425Regional Business Development ManagerJob Description: Responsible for leading and managing complex new business pursuit projects that involve managers and associates across multiple internal organizations. Observe and assess po tential customer (spoken and unspoken) concerns. Assist potential customers in analyzing and assessing their internal costs. Uncover potential customer key buying influences. Applicant must pos sess a minimum of five years of expe rience selling technical services or two years of experience selling technical calibration services. Additional qualifica tions apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9672979Director Financial Aid Job Description: Responsible for man aging the campus Financial Aid Depart ment, monitoring the student financial assistance process to ensure that Fi nancial Aid Packages are processed and funds are received. Interview and hire all new staff members. Technically train new employees and update current em ployees. Applicant must possess a must possess High School Diploma/G.E.D., or equivalent and five years of experience in an administrative position within the fi nancial aid office of a public or approved private post-secondary school. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9672172Senior Internal AuditJob Description: Responsible for per forming complex level professional in ternal auditing. Lead or conduct perfor mance, financial, and compliance audit projects. Provide consulting services to the organization management and staff. Applicant must possess Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9672170Advertising Sales ManagerJob Description: Responsible for setting appointments; closing new business accounts; developing multimedia sales packages and custom client proposals; and meeting monthly revenue goals. Ap plicant must possess experience in lead generation, appointment setting through cold calling, and proficiency in final sales negotiation. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9671265Administrative AssistantJob Description: Responsible for reviewing accuracy of new hire packets. Process payroll and generate reports. Complete and timely submit all HR paperwork. Applicant must possess High School Diploma or equivalent and two years of experience. Additional qualifications apply. Pay Rate: $10.00 $12.00 per hour Job Order Number: 9671134Product Development SpecialistJob Description: Responsible for trans lating client and market needs into welldefined products by capturing business requirements and overseeing project plan implementation. Provide leader ship, functional expertise, and business development in facilitating operational business requirements and solution proposals. Collaborate with the IT and operations departments to create and execute a phased release plan of new product features. Applicant must possess Bachelor Degree in Health or Business related field and 3 to 5 years of experi ence in Healthcare. Additional qualifica tions apply. Pay Rate: $7.67 per hour Job Order Number: 9670867