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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: 06-07-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (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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If you asked Michael Hu in kindergarten what he wanted to be when he grew up, and again today, days after graduating as vale dictorian from WPHS, youd get the same answer. For as long as I can remember Ive always wanted to be a doctor, Hu said. Destined for Duke University in the fall as a pre-med major, he may be considerably closer to his goal now than he was in kindergarten, but his motivation remains the same. I want to be able to help people. the most good in, he said. Balancing an IB class load and more ex tracurriculars than he can count including band, Model U.N. and the Quiz Bowl team Hu said it took a lot of sleepless nights that got him to the podium for his graduation his doctoral goals inching closer with every step across the stage, it all was worth it. life to become a doctor, he said. I knew I needed to go through these steps, no mat ter how hard they were, to get to the doctor stage. Kelly Martin, another dictorians, said she didnt discover her passion until ninth grade and it wasnt Martin says, remembering recommended she tryout for the schools wa ter polo team. But after I started playing it, I really started to like it. Now its my passion. I cant live without it. Its a passion thats taken her twice across the country for training in California as part of the Olympic Development Program for water polo, and will take her again across where shell play on the University of Michigans team. Its an escape for me, from homework and school work, and everything like that. The pool is just a place where I can be my self, said Martin, who routinely balanced vanced Placement classes and during her ju nior and senior years, dual-enrollment cours es at Valencia College. that wasnt enrolled in the IB program, a feat in itself. People kept coming up to me and asking how I did it, and I would just say a lot of hard work, she said. I can look back for the rest of my life and tell my children one day that I got valedic torian, she said. Like the cheerleaders can look back and say, Hey, I was prom queen, I can say I was valedictorian, and Im really proud of that.Trinity and beyondClaire Fenichel and Andrew McThenia have been winning awards side-by-side at Trinity Preparatory School since the seventh Artistree Gifts story is one of inspiration, of lifes challenges and the perseverance of the human spirit.Page 16I LUV Winter Park Senior ObserverA former Winter Park resident and WWII general who vacationed with the Kennedys is honored by the state.Page 10 LifestylesA Rollins College student overcame massive odds and disabilities to become Class of 2012 valedictorian.Page 7 CalendarThe Mudappers take the stage as part of the Art & History Museums Maitlands Concert Series on Friday.Page 8 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com 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 Superb seniors For a full list of the schools valedictorians, turn to page 3. Please see VALEDICTORIAN on page 3SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Valedictorians and salutatorians from Winter Park and Edgewater high schools and Trinity Preparatory School talk about their post-graduation plans.Hu Martin PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERKyle Maynard, center, reunites with Patrick Chapin, left, and his brother Roger Chapin at an event to raise awareness for Sanlippo syndrome. The Chapins rst met Maynard after he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro.Finding a cure no excusesIt started with a handshake near the top of the world. Triathlete Patrick Chapin and his brother Roger inhaled from oxygen masks every other step as they approached nias Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kyle Maynard had just started his descent an hour or so after doing something no one had done before, reaching the summit walking on his elbows and knees. sible dream come true for a man born with his arms end Please see MAYNARD on page 2ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 2 ing at the elbows and legs ending at the knees. For the Chapins, the pack still had a long way to go to the rocky peak. There were eight names print rounding the word courage in big bold letters. For the Chapins, this wasnt a climb for themselves. It was for those who couldnt tin, Olivia, Ben, Brayden, Ryan, Wavery and Blair. nected with the same terrifying ative illness that breaks down the brains ability to function before attacking the body, eventually robbing the victim of both. The oldest survivors of the disease er. Doctors have yet to determine how to stop it. Its catastrophic, said Pat rick, president of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. He had his brother Rogers daughter decline and lack of answers that We felt like we were rats on a wheel, mother Susan Chapin diagnosis for her daughter. There were so many misdiagnoses. Research has been slow in coming as funding has been hard to come by, Patrick said, but a breakthrough in gene therapy from an Ohio researcher is slowly building getting the word out, and the sup port to come in. They had their excuses. Pat rick, a three-time ironman Tri athlete, had never climbed a mountain close to as high as Kili manjaro. Roger lacked his broth their father, Bruce, they headed for the summit anyway, hoping to raise awareness with each step they took closer to raising that Carrying a soldier homeFor Maynard, his journey start ed six years earlier in an airport in two men across a hallway talking to each other, he saw them pointing at him. They knew him, Maynard thought, so he did what came natural. He reached out to shake hands. other soldier, Sgt. Wesley Spaid, also had been badly burned in the same explosion just outside Bagh dad. They had shared the same hospital room, the one where they made a pact to commit suicide to Maynards struggles as a wrestler, ranked high-schooler in the na tion, they changed their minds. That showed me what a real challenge is, Maynard said. I held it together while I was talk ing to them and came back to the hotel that night and cried. Six years later, the former champion wrestler was ascend ing Mt. Kilimanjaro, carrying a small bag of ashes for Pfc. John Corey Johnson, who had died in had made a promise to Johnsons zona. The climb was grueling, he said, as he forced himself over He took the hard way, seemingly made impossible by the disability he refused to acknowledge. When Maynard thought he couldnt handle the long way up, team leader Kevin Cherilla asked him if hed be willing to climb the short er but far more dangerous west ern breach. Maynards response: Hell yeah. nard and his team to complete the climb, as Maynard gritted his teeth and repeated a Navy Seal mantra hundreds of thousands of times, he said. Not dead. Cant quit. Johnsons ashes onto the rocky summit as tears welled in his eyes.Unlikely partnership Maynards climb on ESPN, Roger Chapin only then began to under nearly four miles up a mountain. Thats when he got the idea: ask Maynard to help get the word out Two months later, Maynard said hello to hundreds of new friends at the Orlando Museum of living life without excuses. Theres probably one major excuse youre making today that if you changed it, it would change everything, Maynard told the crowd. What if you said this ex cuse dies today? For the Chapins and Maynard, some more excuses died on top of a mountain that frozen morning a promise to give a soldier his last wish, and as the Chapins raised a theyre hoping to reach a new We have a lot of stumbling blocks ahead of us, Susan said. But it doesnt stop us from hop ing. (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 Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the an swers to these questions. r fntbb ff fr n rf n n CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. To buy your copy of Kyle Maynards book, No Excuses, visit www.kylemaynard.comMAYNARD | Man forced himself over rock walls, ice fields to get to the top of the 19,341-foot mountain CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Theres probably one major excuse youre making today that if you changed it, it would change everything. What if you said this excuse dies today? Kyle Maynard

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Page 3 grade, so it was only appropriate theyd be sitting next to each other on stage as valedictorian and sa lutatorian when high school graduation rolled around. We tend to win things togeth er, salutatorian McThenia said. Back in seventh grade we won the same award for basically the same thing, and we keep winning awards together ever since. If six years of friendly com petition in grade school wasnt enough, the pair are coincidently both headed to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., in the fall. Fenichel, Trinitys valedictorian, plans to enter the commerce school and study social science or public policy, while McThenia enrolls in the U of Vs honors school of engineering to study chemical engineer ing. We were actually look ing at a lot of the same schools, end up at the same place, and go The pair both worked hard both in the classroom and during their time at Trinity. Fenichel was editor of the schools news paper and cap tain of the volleyball team, while McThenia was busy out on the The key to both of their successes, each student said, was mastering time management and much they could do, and when. Having that good support system behind me of teachers and my parents who were always willing to help, helped me too, added Fenichel, who graduated with a Valedictorian dual-enrollsEdgewater High School valedictorian Rebecca Leigh Whiten graduated with her associate de gree from Valencia College before she was ever handed her high school diploma. Having dual-enrolled at Valencia for her junior and senior years of high school, Whiten earned but enough college credits to earn her associate degree before she heads to the University of Central Florida in the fall. It was perfect, she said of her unconventional high school career. I loved it and I loved Valencia. Though she missed out on cer tain classic high school moments, such as prom, having not taken classes at the Edgewater campus dur ing her last two years, Whiten said if she had a chance, shed do the same thing all over again. I feel like Im well prepared for UCF, better than most students are, said Whiten, who plans to apply for UCFs nursing school. rian at Edgewater and her associ ate degree from Valencia, Whiten also earned herself a spot on Va lencias Presidents List and in the schools national honor society Phi Beta Kappa during her high school tenure. She did this while balancing a and taking a full-time load of college courses. she said, and it all worked out perfectly. New spring inventory has arrived including mens Camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, and much more from sizes Small to XX Large. SPECTACULAR SAVINGS ON FLOOR MODELS! BRING THIS AD IN TO BE ENTERED TO WIN$250 SHOPPINGSPREE AT LA-Z-BOY*Products shown is represented of stock, selection may vary by store. Quantities may be limited. Rock Bottom Pricing! S.R. 436 S.R. 436 S.R. 436 DOUGLAS AVE. N. WYMORE RD 410 W. State Rd. 436LA-Z-BOY IS MOVING HERE Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (1/2 Mile West of I-4) CALL 407-215-0081 I-4 I-4 I-4 EXIT92N ALTAMONTE MALL N. WESTMONTE DR. GRACE BLVD. WERE MOVING! WERE MOVING!MOVING SALE LOCATED AT THE MAITLAND LOCATION 8550 S. HWY 17-92 | MAITLAND, FL 32751 70%SAVE UP TO OFF ALREADY REDUCED PRICES Recliners Sofas Sectionals Loveseats Dining Room Sets Coee Tables Fixtures End Tables Lift Chairs Accessories and More! Winter Park High School Kelly Martin, University of Michigan, unweighted 4.0, weight 5.2 Mich ael Hu, Duke University, weighted 5.2 Other valedictorians: Laurel Cohen Brendan Dufresne Caleb Leedy Tracy Nelson Taylor Orner Rebecca Ratusnik Kyle Anthony Shepherd Sunny Sowards Katheryn Stephens Erika Wert Salutatorian: Cristian MaldonadoTrinity PrepClaire Fenichel, University of Virginia, unweighted 4.28 Andrew McThenia, University of Virginia, unweighted 4.23Edgewater High SchoolRebecca Leigh Whiten, University of Central Florida, 5.0 Remaining top 10: Van Hoang Christopher Todd Washburn Brenden Rai Guthrie Kiley Barbara Marvin Erin Michelle Degler Quyen Quoc Nguyen Richard Louis McCormick Elliot Ashida Burton Angela Pressley Anum KhurshidVALEDICTORIAN | Trinitys top students have been winning the same awards since the seventh grade CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Fenichel McThenia Whiten

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Page 4 John NewellAssistant Vice President, Amber Hibdon-Bank Officer, and John Ackley Jr.-Senior Vice President The Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank of Florida announces the following promotions!Becky FunkeVice President, Gloria Dunmire-Vice President, Ixamarie Diaz-Assistant Vice President, Jessica Olson-Assistant Vice President Community Bulletin Baldwin Park TalkBY SUSAN COMISKY COMMUNITY DIREc C TOR Find our weekly Business Briefs online at WPMObserver.com Casa Feliz chosen as one of top 25 in competitionAfter 2.4 million votes, the citizens of Florida chose Casa Feliz as one of the Top 25 in Popular and Architects Votes in the state as part of the Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places competition. View the list at aiaa.orgWPHS students receive Merit ScholarshipFive of the 10 Orange County Public Schools seniors chosen as Merit Scholarship winners are Winter Park High School students: Brendan Dufresne, Erika Wert, Casey Liston, Eric Lundeen and Turner Mc Cabe. Winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution nancing the scholarship. Local residents receive degreesBlake Thor Bendixen of Winter Park graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University with a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Kelly Branham, a resident of Winter Park, received a bachelors de gree in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Providence Col lege. Chandler McCabe, a resident of Winter Park, received a bachelors degree in Social Work from Providence College.Seminar prepares educators to teach about HolocaustThe Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland will be presenting a training to prepare educators to teach about the Holocaust. The Teachers Institute on Holocaust Studies will host a ve-day, 40-hour seminar, during June 18-22. The cost is $100. A limited number of scholarships are available, and most districts will grant 40 inservice credits for participating teachers. This year, any teacher who lost their job can attend at no cost. Visit http://tinyurl. com/HMREC-TI to register or call 407-628-0555. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Infant girl hears for the rst timeThere was not a single dry eye in the exam room as 1-year-old Jaely Jorges double cochlear implants were turned on for the rst time. To day, I was able to tell my little girl I love you and I know she was able to hear it for the rst time, said Tadzia Jorge, Jaelys mother. After living the rst year of her life in silence, Jaely received Central Floridas rst double cochlear implant, performed by Dr. Joshua Gottschall, medical director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Program at Florida Hospital for Children. National Women Build Week raises $130KHabitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area recently celebrated National Women Build Week, an initiative designed to empower women to take action against poverty hous ing conditions. More than 260 women vol unteered during the effort from May 7-12, where more than $130,000 was raised. Visit habitat-orlando.org/Women-Build The temperatures are heating up and so are the events in Bald win Park! For those who brave the outdoor temperatures there are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood. The Baldwin Park its First Friday Charity Festival local artists of all genres displayed their works. Movies in the ParkMovies in the Park is Friday, played on the lawn in front of Barnies. Family activities will entertainment and a drawing for winners of gifts donated by spon sors just before the movie plays at dark. Bring lawn chairs and blan kets. Seating is limited so arrive early! Guided walkOn Saturday, June 16, Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Na tive Plant Society (www.fnps.org) invites everyone to join them at 9 a.m. on a guided walk through Baldwin Parks natural landscapes, spotlighting the use of na tive plants in the urban landscape. Meet at Harbor Park, near the fountain. Please RSVP to cupletfern@gmail.com Independence Day BashSave the date for Sunday, July 1, for the Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash from 6 p.m. to Come and check out the many arts and craft vendors and lo cal restaurants while listening to Orlando School of Music. Unfold your chairs, make yourselves comfortable and watch the amaz dont want to miss this patriotic event!

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Page 6 A silent auction will be conducted at a reception hosted by the Ferris family on Sunday, June 17th, from 5 8 pm. A selection of art works will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute.407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.compresentsAfrican Art Exhibite Ferris family of South Africa is exhibiting their collection of African art at the Fredlund Gallery. is collection has been assembled over decades and consists of paintings, sculptures, and other African artifacts. Where: Fredlund Fine Arts 1143 Orange Ave Winter Park (Parking in rear o Minnesota) When: June 12th 17th 12pm 7pm daily Reception: Sunday, June 17th 5pm 8pm F redlund F ine A rts MUSIC for NEWBORNS KINDERGARTEN & the adults who love them.Free Trial Classes June 19 23, R.S.V.P. 407-844-4414Winter Park Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. Casselberry Wednesday :30 a.m. Oviedo Friday 9:30 a.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.Summer Semester begins July 10thRegister Online...Its Easy!seminolemusictogether@gmail.com WWW.SEMINOLEMUSICTOGETHER.COM Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East Maitlands newest landmark, City Hall, is really starting to ers were treated to a special view as the cupola was attached to the support structure, rising majesti cally over the roof of the builda beautiful landmark on the citys horizon and is setting the pace for a new skyline for the city that will include many exciting new developments. The contractors, Wharton-Smith, Inc., are steadi ly approaching the completion deadline of July 16. Now that the cupola is in place, the windows rel tile roof is complete, most of the exterior work on the building is done, save for some attractive trim work that will provide ac cents on the walls. The interior of tile, paint, trim and casework, and LEED-based electric, air condi tioning and other systems are be ing completed. Wharton-Smith moved its opera tions from the construction trailer to a room inside the new building. This was done to make way for the exterior site work (land scaping, sidewalks, benches, etc.) that is soon to get started. The site work generally represents the and City Council are anxiously looking forward to conducting your mayor, I can already envi sion many spirited conversations that the new porch will accom modate while folks chat under the shade of the old oak trees that have been carefully preserved on the site, giving our new City Hall a very traditional ambiance that is sure to appeal to everyone. Cultural Partners Budget Workshop of June 11City Council will hold a bud get workshop with the Citys Culin the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. ners Maitland Library ciation Council DiscussionCity Council Meeting of June 11City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month scheduled for June 11 in the Coun cil Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below are items that will be addressed at that meeting.Special Presentations: cos Ristorante Pizzeria Consent Agenda: utes Decision Items: Board sion of Independence Lane tions Lake Catherine Circle PavingDiscussion Items:Schedule Solid Waste Workshop Date Please check our web page at www.itsmymaitland.com for the complete agenda and approved meeting minutes. Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MMAYOR Maitlands newest landmark City Hall PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF MAITLANDThe new Maitland City Hall cupola is in place, the windows are afxed, the barrel tile roof is complete and most of the exterior work is done.

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Page 7 Lifestyles rf Strong Capital PositionContinued ProfitabilityOffering a full range of consumer and commercial loan productsWinter Park Branch Manager Lillian Yingling Commercial Lending Officer Thomas Ter Beek Sanford Branch Manager Geeta RampartabWinter Park Branch 407.645.1201Fax 407.645.1501 1500 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789Sanford Branch 407.302.4700Fax 407.302.4704 420 W 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 www.centerstatebank.com CSB-LakeMaryMagAd:Layout 1 5/30/12 3:55 PM Page 1 Every Friday for nearly 10 years when she was growing up, Traci Campana would gaze out the passenger side window of her moms car, her sights set on the familiar landscape of Rollins Col lege. They would pass the campus, the steeple of its chapel peeking above the other Spanish-style buildings and thick canopy of trees, on their way to and from in East Orlando to Winter Park where Traci participated in showdog agility training classes. Im going to go there one day, she would remind her mom frequently as they drove by. It could happen, her mom would say, if Traci worked really hard. It was never a negative thing, but it was a realistic thing, Traci, 25, says, sitting in the student cen ter of her now alma mater. But it was Rollins or nothing, she continued. I didnt want to go anywhere but here. For the girl who was told in middle school shed likely never graduate high school with a standard diploma, let alone even think of ever making it to college, it seemed reality was stacked against her. But Traci wasnt ready to give with cerebral palsy, a variety of learning disabilities, and a highfunctioning degree of autism, learning didnt come easyfor her. But she learned how to be a stu high school early in 2004 with a 4.0 GPA, earning the standard di ploma shed fought so hard for. Eight years, two surgeries, a stint at Valencia College to get her associate degree, and thousands of hours of studying later, she graduated in May from Rollins College with a degree in psychology and minor in leadership, and again, a 4.0 GPA. Not only did I reach my goal, but I surpassed it by graduating, she said. Leading up to this graduation, dard she was working her way into the running for valedictorian. But it seemed she was swim ming upstream. A 150-page book her classmates could read in a day or two took her all week. Others would go to class, take notes and move on, while Traci would be home poring over her digital recorder, transcribing the profes sors every word, knowing shed have to listen to it a few times for it to actually sink in. Shed regu larly be up until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight still transcribing, knowing shed have to get up and do it all over again the next day. It was a process, but well worth it, she said. I prob ably could have done less, but I wouldnt have gotten the 4.0. She balanced this with research raising her 7-year-old daughter. She commuted from her East Or lando home to the Rollins campus for her evening classes mul tiple days a week. James Armstrong, the profes sor for Tracis last class at Rollins and Self Understanding said Traci was there every lecture sit ting in the front row to his right. He said she was always an active participant without being domi nating, and got straight As the whole class. Through some of her written work I was able to get to know her a little more, he said. And there were things that happened to her early on that would have crushed other people, but she was able to overcome them. And as I indicated to the entire class on our last day together, she had been an inspiration to all of us. Her academic advisor for all her years at Rollins, Teresa Cole, easy she had to take weeks or Shes done amazing, and she is amazing, Cole said. Shes risen to the occasion and done it well. As graduation started to loom, talks of who would be valedicto rian swirled. At Rollins, instead of choosing the student with only the highest academic standards, administrators choose someone lins all around. As much as I wanted it, I wasnt sure Id get it, Traci said. But when I found out I did, we Named Outstanding Graduating Senior and valedictorian, Traci was given the opportunity to speak at graduation on May 13. I was so excited to have that opportunity, not for my moment of glory, but to speak for all of my friends, she said. People will come up to me and tell me that my story was their story, and even if they couldnt relate to all of it, they still could feel a connection to what Ive been through. Two weeks after graduation, she poses outside the same chapel steeple she used to gaze at from afar, wearing her cap and protec tively clasping her freshly printed Rollins College diploma. sighing as she admires the campus she now knows both inside and out. Shell be staying a little while longer, set to start Rollins Crum mer Graduate School of Business to get her MBA next spring. I think Ive proved that even if youre told over and over again that you cant do something, if you work hard enough, you can do anything you set your mind to.PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVEREight years, two surgeries and thousands of hours of studying later, Traci Campana graduated from Rollins College with a 4.0 GPA in May .Ruling Rollins overcomes odds to be colleges valedictorianSARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 8 JUNE 7 Central Floridas largest social gathering is coming to Winter Park Thursday, June 7, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Taps Restaurant, Bar & Lounge; ( 480 N. Orlando Ave. Event proceeds will benet the Winter Park Improvement Foundation. Free entrance with a childrens book. Visit http://cg5.eventbrite.com Learn about couponing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Please register by calling 407-647-7700. JUNE 8Come to the Winter Park Welcome Center from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 8, for CoffeeTalk. Mayor Ken Bradley will give an update on issues affecting our com munity and a preview of the citys 125th anniversary. Visit winterpark.org Members of the Winter Park Fire Department Local 1598 will ll their boots with donations from passing consumers to raise money for the Muscular Dystro phy Association at the intersections of Aloma and Lakemont avenues and High way 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave., will host the Fringe comedy, Dead Body Friendship, an original comedic play written and directed by local writer/actor Gabby Brown. Show times are Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 407-920-4034 for reserva tions. JUNE 9The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs will play their season opener against the Leesburg Lightning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Rollins College Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field. Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight will throw the rst pitch. Visit oridaleague.com The Winter Park Playhouse kicks off its 10th anniversary series with Miss Jacqueline Jones and her trio, The Jazz Crew, in concert on the main stage in The Best is Yet to Come. This special event is one night only, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and seating is lim ited, so reservations are required. Call 407-645-0145.JUNE 11This summer, the Orlando Philharmonics Sounds of Summer chamber music series begins with an Olympic and sportsthemed concert by the Sovereign Brass. Take Me Out to the Brass Games will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Mar geson Theater, 812 E. Rollins St. inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Tickets range from $14-$37, subscriptions are $70-$160. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.orgJUNE 13The Winter Park Playhouses Spotlight Cabaret Series will present Rising Stars featuring Kathryn Kilger, Dana Kruger and Olivia van den Berg on Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suite C. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. (Standing room tickets are $10. No drink included.) Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterpark playhouse.org The League of Women Voters will host a hot topics luncheon to discuss wom ens voting during the 2012 presidential campaign on Wednesday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Sorosis Club, 501 E. Livingston St. The cost is $35 for non-members. RSVP to 407-505-1664.JUNE 14Come out to Second Thursdays in Hannibal Square from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, for live music, art and entertainment. This free event in Winter Park includes award-winning artists and food from the areas nest restaurants. For more information, email baxmat@ embarqmail.com Come see Dr. Rachel Wentz, director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network of East Central Region, talk about Life and Death at Windover. The event will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 14 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. Contact Kevin Gidusko at kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321-948-3994. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Stephen A. Butler, M.D. 1812 N. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803The physicians and staff of Winter Park Urology would like to wish Stephen A. Butler, M.D. all the best in his approaching retirement, effective June 1, 2012, and thank him for his 38 years of dedicated service. Dr. Butler will work with his patients to ensure a seamless transition of care to one of his physician colleagues at Winter Park Urology. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407-897-3499.Notice to Patients 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319www.ClassicIronBeds.comAll iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations Anniversary SaleIron Beds & Fine Linens 20% off thru June HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN ORLANDODATES ................Friday, June 22 and June 29 TIME .................9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION ............ 8009 So. 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) Calendar JUNEBaggy Pants Theater presents Seussical The Musical at the Harriett and Hymen Lake Cultural Auditorium in JCC Maitland. Show times are June 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and June 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit baggypantstheater.com/tickets Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H)s free admission for Maitland residents has been extended through Sept. 30. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory. org Morse Museum Summer Family Tours and Films will begin in June and go through August. These programs include gallery tours on select Tuesdays with a take-home activity for children. Family lms are on select Fridays. Reservations are required. Visit MorseMuseum.org If youre a college student home in Orlando for the summer and looking for a place to work out, go to the JCC for the entire summer for just $49. Just go to either one of our campuses in Maitland or Southwest Orlando and show your college ID to sign up. For more information, call 407-645-5933.JUNE 9The Childrens Summer Reading Program featuring the Return to Wonderland live show and Alices Tea Party on the front lawn will take place at the Maitland Public Library on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700. JUNE 14Popcorn Flicks in downtown Winter Parks Central Park will feature Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars with free popcorn for all. Call 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian. orgJUNE 16The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) presents Family Days at the Museum, a new program in which families can spend quality time together, have fun, and learn about art and history in a family atmosphere. Family Days at the Museum are held on the third Saturday of every month (June 16 this month) at 1 p.m. at one of the A&Hs ve museums. Each program will be approximately 45 minutes in length, and families are encouraged to stay as long as they would like. The June 16 event fea tures Jasper Johns Flags/Paper Flag Craft at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center. For more information, call 407-5392181 or visit ArtandHistory.orgJUNE 17Take a walk with your dad this Fa thers Day at Leu Gardens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. There is free admission for dads. Come to Fathers Day at Enzian featuring Caddyshack (rated R) on Sunday, June 17, at 1 p.m. Dad also gets a bottle of Blue Moon beer on Enzian! Lunch and drink specials are available at Eden Bar starting at 11 a.m. General admission is $8 and $5 for Enzian Film Society Members. Purchase tickets at Enzian.org or call 407-629-1088.ONGOINGThe Art and History Museums Mait land offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Call 407539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Concert in the garden The Mudappers take the stage as part of the Art & History Museums Maitlands Summer Concert Series, Art. Music. Food. Architecture., on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the Main Garden, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. Patrons can also enjoy poetry from Maitland Poets & Writers and an array of food truck fare from Gator County BBQ. Admission is $3 for non-members, free for members. Visit ArtandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181. Tastefully Goldenrod Tastefully Goldenrod, Food Tasting & Silent Auction will be held on Friday, June 8, at St. Peter & Paul Social Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. This years theme is Mardi Gras! Make sure to bring your beads and masks for a fun night with Chamber members, friends and family. Studio exhibit The Art & History Museums Maitland presents its newest exhibit, A Day in the Life of the Re search Studio, opening June 8 and continuing through Sept. 19. The exhibition is held in the Mai tland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Page 9 June 8 Downtown Arts presents Doug Powell and Lauren Rowe traits have appeared in Ripleys Believe It Or Not locations from Hollywood to Times Square, and are part of a six-year international tour beginning in 2013. Powell will be the featured artist in a raiser at the MEZZ in downtown Orlando on June 8 beginning at to see his new creation commis Q&A hosted by WKMGs Lauren Rowe, art, entertainment, food and beverages. Tickets at $35 may be purchased at orlandoslice. com or by calling 407-648-7060. tricts mission-based programs including the showcase CityArts Factory. June 8 through Sept. 23 Parisian Affair The Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park transports us to Paris in its new exhibit Parisian Af fair: The Art of Andre Renoux. The exhibit will have its opening reception at 6 p.m. on June 8, and will run through September. Renoux (1939-2002), the father of Urban Realism, depicts the landmarks of daily life in his award-winning paintings. This summer the art of Andre Renoux is our passport to Paris. Call 407647-6294 or visit polasek.orgJune 8 to Sept. 19 A&H explores Maitland Art Center The new exhibit at A&H Museums Maitland is called A Studio, and it takes viewers back in time to explore the Research Studio during the life of founder Andr Smith (1880-1959). Now called A&Hs Maitland Art Center, the studio was founded by Smith in 1937 with build ings created in Mayan Revival architecture, and is one of the few remaining examples of fantasy architecture in the Southeastern U.S. From 1938 to 1959, 70 artists participated in this artistic experiment, including Milton Crawford. Using artworks and recently donated color photography, the exhibit recreates that classic period. The exhibit will open to the public on June 8, and an opening reception will be held June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 407539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory. orgJune 10 LGBT band in FREE premiere concertAfter leading the 2011 Come Out With Pride Parade last No vember, Central Floridas LGBT and ally band, Central Florida Sounds of Freedom, will present band in Stars and Stripes and All That Jazz on June 10 at 3 p.m. at the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Admission is free. The ensemble will include the Orlando-area Sounds of Freedom and guests from South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble in Fort Lauderdale. The performance will feature Somewhere Over the Rainbow, selections from Chicago, and John Philip Sousas Stars and Stripes Forever, among others. Visit CentralFloridaSoundsOfFreedomBand.comJune 11 Sovereign Brass kicks off Orlando Philharmonics Summer SeriesThis summer, the Orlando Philharmonics Sounds of Sum mer chamber music series begins with a sports-themed concert by the Sovereign Brass. Take Me Out to the Brass Games will be performed Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. and will include John Williams Olympic Fanfare, college movies like Hoosiers, Rocky, and Chariots of Fire. The everpopular Sovereign Brass breathes fresh life into the serious world of chamber music, and audi ences LOVE it. Mike Avila, Tom Robert Carpenter, and Mark Goldberg ALWAYS have fun performing, and that fun carries through to the entire audience. ed. Additional Sounds of Sum mer programs all held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park will take place on June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6. Visit OrlandoPhil. org or call 407-770-0071. June 13 and Monthly Art & History Museums Maitland A&H has begun a meet your neighbors Summer Concert Se ries outdoors in A&Hs beautiful gardens at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. The series, called Art. Music. Food. Architecture. takes place the second Friday of each month through September. Perfect for summer evenings un der the stars with music, poetry and an array of food truck fare, guests bring blankets or chairs, and a bar is available for those who would like a drink or two. The museums stay open, and the atmosphere is welcoming and full of talent. Highly recommended. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Held Over! BERNIE starring Jack Black Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 6:30 Only Saturday Matinee Classics THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Sat 12 NOON Shorts Showcase FILMSLAM Sun 1:00 Only $5! Popcorn Flicks SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Central Park, Winter Park Thurs 8PM or Sunset FREE Cult Classics THE KING OF COMEDY Tues 9:30 Only $5! Puzzling portraits Parisian Affair Sovereign Brass

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Page 10 This is the story of an odyssey. Thats how Lt. Gen. James Gavin, 82nd Airborne commander during World War II, begins his memoir, On to Berlin. The book, published in 1978, walks hand experiences commanding paratroop ers from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. This three-year span only scratches the surface of the greater odyssey of Gavins life, which would take him from the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., to the shores of Nor mandy, France, on summers in Cape Cod, Mass., with the Kennedys to serving as the U.S. ambassa dor in Paris. It was a residence here, on the suburban, tree-lined streets of Winter Park in 1981, where his wife Jean Gavin, 89, still lives today. Gavins odyssey may have ended 22 years ago when he passed away in Feb ruary 1990, but the late-generals life as a Great Floridian was commemorated on March 21 by Gov. Rick Scott as part of Florida Heritage Month celebrations in Tal lahassee. We was a great American and a great resident of Winter Park, and deserved to be honored as such, said former Winter Gavin for the distinction.Making the manBorn in New York in 1907, James was orphaned early on and adopted by the coal-mining Gavin family in Mt. Carmel, Penn. Knowing he didnt want to go into the family business, at 17 years old, Gavin ran away to New York. He decided the only way he would ever get out of Mt. Carmel knowing he was to get an education, Jean said. pose as his guardian and enlisted into the Army at 17 in 1924. In 1925 his hopes of an Point Military Academy. In 1941 when the U.S. declared its par completing airborne school and was quickly recruited to the growing airborne war sion, where he would earn the title of the Jumping General and play vital roles in the paratrooper invasions of Sicily and Normandy. Before retiring as a general in 1958, he al, Silver Star and Purple Heart. Jean, who met and married Gavin af ter the war, said she had always heard talk among women about how great and wonderful Gen. Gavin was on base, But I thought, no one could possibly be that great until I met him, she said. Coup de foudre, she says in French. In sight. The two would marry in 1948 and raise four daughters. The family would travel with him as the military took Gavin from Naples, Italy, to Stuttgart, Germany, and all around the world. In 1961, incoming president John F. Kennedy would ask Gen. Gavin to be the Grand Marshal of his inaugural parade in Gavin to serve as the U.S. ambassador in France, to which Jean says Gavin was hesi tant. I remember sitting across the table from Kennedy when he turned to James and said, Are you reluctant to serve your ing manner. She said Kennedy knew that would get under Gavins skin. And James said, President, when do you want me to leave? and in six weeks I was in Paris, she said with a laugh.Honoring his legacy Strong and his wife traveled along with Jean Gavin to Tallahassee in mid-March to accept the generals honor of Great Florid ian. The title puts him in the ranks with other distinguished war heroes, former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He was a great American and a global citizen, but at the same time, he was very interested in citizens from the town hall up, Gavins daughter Lin Lewis said. That attitude, and his great service of not only country but as an outstanding citi zen of Winter Park later in his life, Strong said, motivated him to nominate Gavin for the honor. He had what was a very impressive career from the humblest of origins, and I think we should all take inspiration from what he did for our country, Strong said. documenting Gavins status as a Great Floridian now sit on an end table in Jeans Community in Winter Park. There was never any pretension about James he was one of the most humble people Ive known, Jean says, gently strok ing a black-and-white portrait of Gavin in his Army days. He never understood why people thought he was so special but Ive realized after, how all these people re ally respected, admired and really honored my husband. 88141 PR AD WPO 6/2012W Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792When you consider moving to a continuing care retirement community, what are you looking for? Luxury amenities? Spectacular buildings and grounds? A pool and tness center? Superb dining? Certainly. But, thats just the beginning. Because if youre thinking about a CCRC, youre really looking for long-term care. For life. In a facility that meets the highest standards. With the most competent, caring staff. And a longstanding track record of satisfaction. In short . a community like The Mayower. Here, you have the freedom and exibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. All with the assurance of guaranteed pre-funded assisted living and skilled nursing services in our Gold Seal Health Center. And, oh yes, theres a board-certied physician on staff in our Geriatric Outpatient Clinic to handle all your primary-care medical needs.Plus a Gold Seal Rated Health Center!Hows that for a long-term care plan? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. RESORTSTYLE LIVINGthat comes withLONGTERM CARE [ guaranteed ] Mayower Clinic Director Jesus Lopez, M.D. LIMITED OPENINGS for Rehab or Long-Term Care in The Mayower Health Center. MAY 847 Dr. Lopez Ad WPO.indd 1 5/14/12 11:12 AM PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERJean Gavin, wife of Lt. Gen. James Gavin, holds a black-and-white portrait of her husband in his Army days.Generationally great generalFormer Winter Park resident and World War II Lt. Gen. James Gavin posthumously honored as Great FloridianSARAH WILSON Observer Staff For a list and biographies of the others named 2012 Great Floridians, visit heritage.com/ preservation/oridian/ index.cfm

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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8 at St. Lukes United Methodist Church. JUNE 15Attend the elder abuse education and prevention symposium on June 15 at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave., in Altamonte Springs. JUNE 20Shifting from Defense to Offense in the Med Mal War is at 6:30 p.m. on June 20 at Florida Hospitals Werner Audi torium. To RSVP call 407-303-1700. JUNE 22There will be hospice volunteer training at the Cornerstone Hospice Ofce, 8009 S. Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and Friday, June 29. Call 407-256-2033.ONGOINGAs part of the Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series, Alison Issen, MS, RN, LMHC Patient and Family Counseling at MD Anderson Center, Orlando, presents When mama aint happy. Presentations are at 10:30 a.m. on June 12 at West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee, and at 12:10 p.m. on June 21 at the downtown Orlando Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Third Floor, Albertson Room, Orlando. To RSVP to these free events, email OfceonAging@oc.net or call 407-836-7446.MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTSThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. The schedule is sub ject to change without notice. Call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland.com Are you interested in art, history, health and entertainment? Then join us on the rst and third Tuesday of every month (June 19 this month) at 1 p.m. for our Senior Speaker Series! Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your fa vorite patterns? Then join our new Knit & Crochet group at 10 a.m. every Monday and Friday in June. Bring your current project and have some fun! The next AARP Driver Safety program class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 13. Call 407-539-6251 to reserve a seat in the class, as seating is limited to 10 people. Canine Companions for Independence will be at the Maitland Senior Center on June 19 to speak about their amazing program. Join us on Thursday, June 21, at 12:45 p.m. for Bunko! Come play for fun and win prizes. Join Audrey every Tuesday in June at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 90 minutes and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in June at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in June. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in June at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in June at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Join Esther every Tuesday in June at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in June at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Join Donna every Thursday in June at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in June for Recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (June 8 and July 13) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free un biased counseling. Visit FloridaSHINE.org Fixed and secure payments for life with a payout rate often higher than that Immediate tax deduction Personal satisfaction that your generosity will impact students and faculty well into the future r rfntrtnbbrfn tb n f bbb rfftf ftff f f f bbfr*Tax deduction may vary according to your gift date and amount. Gift annuity rates are subject to change as interest rates vary and whether it is a oneor two-life gift annuity.

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Page 14 at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Senior Community Bulletin Shabbat comes to Savannah Court Hank and Suzanne Lander have been sharing Shab bats with Arthur and Harriet Schott for almost four years. When the Schotts recently moved into Savannah Court in Maitland, the Landers wanted to contin ue this tradition. Hank and Suzanne, as well as other volunteers from Congregation Bet Chaim in Cassel berry began their monthly visits and were warmly welcomed by the Jewish residents. All of the residents participated in the service, read ing different parts, singing songs and reading many of the prayers along with us as a group. One thing I have learned through our visits to the different fa cilities is that the residents Judaism stays with the them, even if they are no longer able to participate as often as they used to they still know many of the prayers and the songs and it is wonderful to be able to share this with them, Suzanne said after her initial experience at Savannah Court. Suzannes quote pretty much sums up the mission of the Jewish Pavilion: to have our Jewish elders always feel connected to their faith and community. The Jewish Pavilion promises the elderly that the community will not forget them when they leave their home for a long-term care facility. It is an outreach organization of more than 400 volunteers and a small staff that provides one-on-one visitation and Jewish holiday celebrations. The Landers will be conducting monthly Shabbats at Savannah Court on the second Saturday of every month (June 9 this month) at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 407-678-9363.Health fair discusses helping people with disabilitiesThe Center for Independent Living recently held its rst Spring into Health fair. During the event which served to increase disability awareness and sensitivity attendees learned about resources to help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes.Local chapters organization honors membersThe Central Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution conducted its Annual Chapter Recognition program at the Mayower Community Center on May 12 to pay homage to a number of its members for their outstanding service during the past year. Compatriots Dabney Carr Terrell Davis Jr. and Douglas Robert Copeland were presented with Special Service Plaques in recognition of their 30plus and 35-plus years, respectively, of outstanding leadership and special services to the chapter and the community. In addition to these two members, 13 members were recognized: The Liberty Bell Award, the highest award, was presented to Frederic F. Gaines Jr., Renaldo J. Hamilton and Norman L. My ers; The Martha Washington Medal to Janet May; the SAR Ladies Appreciation Medal to Joy Sizemore; the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to Anne Andrews, Viv ian McElroy and Daniel Stebbins; the Meritorious Ser vice Medal to Richard A. Brownell, Timothy J. McElroy and Cecil N. Thompson; the Distinguished Service Certicate to Michael R. Danforth and Paul S. May; and the Certicate of Appreciation to Daniel R. Dall and David A. Hoover. Social Security announces new allowancesIn April, Social Security announced 52 new Compas sionate Allowances conditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions include many neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. The Compassionate Allowances initiative is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical condi tions that invariably qualify as disabled based on minimal medical information. Visit socialsecurity.gov/ compassionateallowances Seniors First Inc. dedicates new building to the elderly Seniors First Inc. recently hosted a ribbon cutting at its redesigned ofce building. The remodel was funded by a $375,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities and allowed the nonprot to consolidate its east and west ofces into one location. Seniors First, which helps senior citizens live independently through a variety of programs and services (like Meals On Wheels), dedicated its new facility to the elderly in celebration of Older Americans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month a tradition that shows the nations commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of seniors. Tips for treating dementia sharedTell me more about that is what one should say to someone with dementia who is fabricating information, said Brenda Nieman, memory care consultant. She added, Rather than correct comments that do not make sense, you need to go on the journey with them. Brenda addressed Jewish Pavilion volunteers and members of the community at a work shop at Serenades by Sonata on May 10. Fifty participants at the Jewish Pavilion workshop learned how to improve their own brains by focusing on mind, body and spirit. Brenda explained that it takes a moment for a resident with dementia to focus, so it is important to say hello while six feet away and then slowly approach, grasp his thumb with one hand and take your opposite hand and place it on top of his hand. Then sit down beside the person where you can best communicate. Visit jewishpavilion.org for more information.

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Page 15 Sixty-two veterans and widows of the fallen were honored during Memorial unique program of recognition for veterans and widows of the fallen spearheaded by of faceless and largely forgotten aging warriors of the United States armed forces youth, but one and two decades of their 24 living veterans and 38 widows of fallen warriors residing at Westchester of Winter senior residential facility, said Cindi Har ris-Panning, registered nurse and executive director for Cornerstone Hospice Orange and Osceola region. Among the veterans honored this weekend was U.S. Air Corps and WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) veteran Patricia Chadwick Erickson, 92. She is a survivor of one of an elite group of 1,074 female pilots enlisted into service and time in American history during 1942-1944. million miles on every type of military heaviest superfortress-class bombers B-17s, B-24s, B-26s, B-29s and the PBY OA-10A three-engine watercrafts, on every type counterparts. through the Cornerstone Hospice Founda tion, and anyone wishing to make a contribution may visit CornerstoneHospice.org or call 888-728-6234. With the beginning of hur ricane season, senior care experts are encouraging families to pre pare their senior loved ones for severe weather emergencies and the possibility of evacuation. Follow this Home Instead Senior Care checklist: Tune in. Contact the local to learn about the most likely natural disasters to strike your area. Stay abreast of whats going on through your local radio or television. your senior can or cant do in the event of a natural disaster. Make a list of what would be needed if a disaster occurred. For example, if your loved one is wheelchairbound, determine an evacuation strategy ahead of time. To go or to stay? When deciding to evacuate, older adults should go sooner rather than later. By waiting too long, they may be unable to leave if they require assistance. Make a plan. Schedule a family meeting to develop a plan of action. Include in your plan key people such as neighbors, friends, relatives and professional caregivers who could help. More than one way out. Seniors should develop at least two escape routes: one to evacuate their home and one to evacuate their community. to meet relatives or key sup port network people outside the house, as well as a second loca tion outside the neighborhood, such as a school or church. Get up and Go Kit. Have an easy-to-carry backpack including three days non-perishable food and water with an additional four days of food and water readily accessible at home. Have at least one gallon of bottled water per person per day. Refresh and replace your supplies at least twice a year. And dont forget the blanket and paper products. Pack extras and copies. Have at least a one-month supply of medication on hand at all times. Make ready other impor tant documents in a waterproof protector including copies of prescriptions, car title registration and drivers license, insurance documents and bank account numbers, and spare checkbook. Also take extra eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries. Label every piece of important equipment. Your contact list. Compile a list of important contacts, including the seniors support network, doctors and other important health-care professionals. The information can be recorded and kept in a free Home Instead Senior Emergency Kit, available at SeniorEmergencyKit.com If youre not living close by to help your loved one, enlist the help of family or friends, or contact a professional caregiver. For more information, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 407445-8885 or HomeInstead.com St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! 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 Winter Park vets saluted Disaster checklist Veterans and veterans widows honored:Edith Grant Lois Thayer Virginia Gunstone Helen McGuinness Virginia Siddaway Ethel Studstill Robert Wright Caroline King Clarence Hodges Russell Smith George Bernards Hildreth Stone Mildred George Norman Taylor Claudia Guida Eugene Slegel Maria Hopwood John Strykul Adolph Hess Julia McCall Patricia Erickson Florence Long Grace Heddens Dorothy Deamud Donald Salvetti Gertrude Owens Mary Ellen Peters Sylvia Stone Ana Schirazzo Frances McFarland Cheryl Smith Lucille Johnson John Reedy Winfred Brown Mary Gribben Wells Bardwell Elizabeth Ross Harriet Murphy Louise Stanley Fay Radosevich Dorothy Davis Albert Newell Walter Carmack Gaylord Cadden Bernice Needham Gretchen Johnson Charlie Fresko Lorraine Evans Robert Gilbo Jewell Hayes Richard Irwin Jeanne Slovenkay Frances Dimaro Naomi Hamm Donald Covell Mary Cobb Isadore Hirsberg Ruth White Mye Trumbore Lonnie Barnett Michael Acevedo Gary Koski Jane Burkhart PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNERSTONE HOSPICEVeteran U.S. Air Corps WASP pilot Pat Erickson (left), and daughter Ingrid Campbell Erickson proudly display the Cornerstone Salutes! certicate of appreciation awarded during Memorial Day weekend at Westchester of Winter Park.

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Page 16 Opinions T he older you get the more you learn to never say never. Life takes twists and turns and often delivers the unexpected. This week I thought I would be writing about a local cooperative of artists in College Park. But I then found the story was actually something a good bit broader, one of inspiration and appreciation, of loss and gain, of lifes challenges and the perseverance of the human spirit. You come across people in life ine, feels like youve known them a while. Thats Lynne Martin. In a time of technologies that allow us to keep our distance from one another, talking to someone like Lynne is a reminder of why its good to use them sparingly. Lynne Martin is an artist, a mother and wife. She makes pottery. She is part owner of Artistree Gifts in College Park, an artist cooperative that began as Cottage Industries, sharing space with Infusion Tea on Edgewater Avenue. Earlier this year, Artistree Gifts began a new phase of operation in a building of its own, with a new take on what focusing on local is and can be. We will be forever grateful to them, she says of the time they were a part of Infusion Tea. But late last year, at a time when Artistree was considering ways to expand, Infusion Tea needed more space. It was also a time when Lynnes husband, Michael, unexpectedly passed away. I came to focus on the color Lynne began to tear up sharing Artistrees emerging story, I knew Id missed what this story was really about. Michael Martin was a religious man who wanted to do good for others. He had a special fondness for Honduras, a country hed visited over the last 10 years, but until January of 2011, Lynne had not. I went down with him and I fell in love with it, she says. Of the people they visited there, she said, An idea had been formulat ing in his (Michaels) brain that we would help them to create sustainability for some of those families. We had been working with artists here, but theres so to aid the villages he traveled to, Michael had begun Missions +, of which Lynne says, I woke up one morning and realized that I couldnt let it die. She speaks of a little girl the impetus for the whole thing. hole in her heart. Given her situation in Honduras, the condition was a death sentence. But Lynne talks of Missions + moving moun tains to get her to the United States for a life-saving surgery. The girl now makes bracelets and at Artistree Gifts. While local artists at Artistree Gifts receive an agreed-upon percentage of their sales, the new Honduran pieces are purchased from local artists there at whole sale prices, then sold here at Gifts, however, are put back into Missions +. her husband, Andy Stinespring, agreed this year to come on as the new directors of Artistree Gifts cus on operations in College Park, and Andy will take on responsiin Honduras. Lynne speaks of being happy to take a backseat and feeling her daughter and son-in-law are meant to take the reins now. She will surely be part of future trips back to Honduras, including one this fall already set to include Artistree customers who wish to help. Its been like crazy since we got started. But its been good, real good, she says of their opening in March, which coincided with her daughters wedding and the family doing a half marathon. Lynne talks of her daughter, Shes fabulous. Shes so cre ative and talented. She brings a younger edge to the place than I could do, or my sister (also an artist). Artistree Gifts includes 40 to 50 local artists works, with a wide range of pieces, from paintings and mixed media to childrens The new shop is a colorful, warm space, with abundant natural large front window. The back is a bit of a man cave, or at least the portion with the large leather couch Lynne added for any husbands who get tired of shopping. Theyre now starting to do childrens birthday parties that Honduras will include purses and totes, mens wallets, leather sandals for men and women and Lenca Pottery, a Honduran variety in mostly black and ivory in the shapes of vases, bowls, star idea. We kind of see it as like the branches of a tree a lot of focuses, but were all still part of the same tree, Lynne explained. I cant help but also think of that imagery as a family tree, and feeling quite certain Michael would be proud.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 WANTED: TREE PHOTOS!   Join us in celebrating the glorious tree canopy we have all around: Send in photos of your favorite trees (including location and what you love about them) to ILUVWinterPark@earthlink.net BRINGING YOUR FURRY FRIEND to your Winter Park/ Maitland/Baldwin Park ofce on Take Your Dog to Work Day, Friday, June 22? Let us know and the Observer may visit you! Send the location/time information to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com What is your favorite breed of dog and why? Lindsay and Joel Smithson with RemingtonCOLLEGE PARK German shepherd. Thats the breed we have. Theyre working dogs so theyre very easily trainable, Lindsay said. Joel adds, Theyre a great dog for anyone who likes to stay active. Also herding dogs, so they have a natural inclination to stay close to the people they love. Katelyn TetreaultWINTER PARK Cockapoo. Why? Because I have one and she is awesome. Shes good with my 8-year-old; she doesnt chew anything or mess in the house. Shes just the perfect dog doesnt shed! Just her temperament is awesome.Nicole IsaacsonWINTER PARK Great Danes because I like bigger dogs and think theyre more fun to run with and stuff. I have a greyhound now, so hes pretty big. Taylor JohnsonWINTER PARK Boston terriers because Ive had one my whole life and theyre nice dogs. Theyre friendly and they like to cuddle. Rose WeeklySANFORD Golden (retriever). Theyre wonderful; theyre very friendly. We had a golden once and it was my favorite dog of all the dogs weve had. Clyde Moore Artistree Gifts is located at 2628 Edgewater Drive in the College Park community of Orlando. Visit www.artistreegifts.com or call 407-999-5251.Artistree Gifts of College Park celebrates local in two hemispheres PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTISTREE GIFTSLynne Martin, back row, center left, poses with families during a Honduras mission trip. 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Page 17 With the end of our most productive growing seasons soon approaching, many Florida food gardeners take a break during the stressful summer conditions and start perusing seed catalogs. Unlike our cousins up North, the iconic image of seed catalogs splayed across our laps while hunkered down in front of the wood-burning stove does not apply to us. We must make do with interruptions such as the beach and almost any air-conditioned diversion to research next seasons crop opportunities. Advances in genetic and sustain able technologies leapfrog our practical familiarity with traditional seed choices. It can become a multifarious process to pick what kind of radish to grow next autumn. simply unacceptable seed options for planting to our gardens. isms (GMO) are seed types bred by transferring in a laboratory genetic materials between unre lated species. This recombinant stock creates many unanswered questions should a variety of unintended consequences arise. few agribusiness corporations do not translate to any sensible qualities we may seek for our own food gardens. Another unacceptable choice is those seeds that are chemically treated. These are usually types that are larger in size, like bean, pea, corn or squash seeds. Rec ognizable by their dyed coating of bright colors, treated seed is covered with fungicides to extend storage capabilities. There is a discernable quantity of poison in a packet of these pretty kernels. A frequent question to cross my radar is whether to use conventionally or organically bred seed. Conventional seed is what we have been obtaining for our gardens for the previous century. Albeit the practices to produce this crop of seeds may have used chemical fertilizers or poisons, any remaining residues on a tiny seed are negligible. I would posit the earthworm test (the quantity of chemical that harms a worm) to consider a minimum volume of synthetic additives to avoid. Tried-and-true varieties grown by our forbearers should not be forsaken because the new-andimproved have appeared. If you grow Black Seeded Simpson These days, even the big-box garden department seed displays options. After several generations of breeding using organic methods, a seed variety will have a propensity to thrive when fed naturally. Or should we say crops bred using conventional methods do better when fed chemical salt as a fertilizer? I doubt these mar in next autumns harvest from our very own gardens.Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gar dens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!Obama The Almighty: His will is to change not only the Constitution, but now, the Bible Amendments and mar riage sacraments will be better for having known Obamas heavy hand (What the fence on almost all vital issues. Lead erlessness brought Jimmy Carter down, Obama down. but when?Friends from the other sideAn English acquaintance of many political opinions that are consistently Left wing. My intellectual pursuits, my Naval duties, my musical career and my score of professorial years have taken me as far and wide as his plentiful lucre has taken him. He is not the only rich Lefty I have known. Lots of silver-spooned lads were at college when I arrived with my small suitcase, and enough of these guys became friends during our college days. Many have remained close friends through the years. Recently my longtime European pal wrote me chidingly re: my Conservative bent. It occurs to me that, by background, my English pal should be the Conservative, and I, the Liberal. Winston Churchill consigned Liberalism to youth, and Conservatism to maturity. Ironically, I was always Conservative from the get-go and scorned people had, no matter the particulars. I myself to do what I yearned to do what I have vainly sought is more wisdom and patience. At 91 there is still time for me to shoot for more accomplishments and to make more mistakes more money is not of consequence. At present it seems my English acquaintance chooses as friends only people of his own political ilk. It occurs to me how lonely my life would Conservative Floridians, former football players, Harvardians, opera singers and all my other such strange species. My Englishman prefers to live in the U.S. rather than his homeland, which fact by inference, leads me to believe that he in some decisive ways prefers the American qualities that are my birthright to those of his own country. My politics as he calls them, are simply my determination to conserve what our great American past has bequeathed us, and I therefore call myself a Conservative without refer ence to political party. I am concomitantly confounded when he chooses to live here when he could live in England or anymore at home with his political blokes Therell always be an England as Instilling a sense of realityThe last year of World War II, I, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, sat opposite in Williamsburg, Va., the town he had father gave me nothing when I was a kid except for my birthday and Christmas. If either large or small, to complete in order to earn whatever it was I wanted. My friends at school, even at Brown Univer sity, always found it strange that I, the son of the richest man in the world, was not given everything he desired. What my fa ther did give me, of course, was character and a sense of reality things of lasting worth.About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. Thomas de Quincey Quickly disabused. Whenever I am confronted with a problem or new idea, I immediately ask, What is the ideal? Why not begin from the ideal? We do not start from that perspective nearly enough, either as individuals or collectively as a people. Robert Browning summed it up so well with, Ah, but a mans reach should exceed his grasp, or whats a heaven for? I so like Brownings prcis; it clearly constructs what human beings can be, which is aspirational. We aspire to be and our only limitations are our imaginations (oh, and a viable plan, hard work, capital and doggedness). All my readers are intelligent what else could you be so you have quickly determined the ideal are we working? Isnt that always the rub? But not when fantasizing about ones self. My daydreams about myself involve a number of qualities that 1.) I do not posA quality I do not possess is higher math. I would like to be able grasp in my bones, oh, string theory or quantum mechanics, or how mathematically there might be (yawn) we humans experience. Perhaps, if I really, really applied myself, I might become knowledgably conversant in such matters, but I dont think so. Oh, I can read (and comprehend) a synopsis as well as the next individual, but Im talking about grasping the nuances and the underlying theories. Understanding mathematics for me must be like what a true believer in God must experience. BotIf I were remaking myself, Id add Id have Smokey Robinson eyes (green) and look like myself, only no turkey neck. I could have been a weatherman (a contender) on Channel 6 only Id have But for turkey neck, I could have been one of those happy-smiling TV guys who exist (come alive) for bad weather. But that I could dance like Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. This has been a fantasy guys could do with their feet (and minds). get to Carnegie Hall? Grace, these men had elegance. I was prompted to think about what the ideal male would consist of last week chapbook were 1. Write like Mark Twain things I genuinely value besides relation ships are ideas and writing. Oh, and of course, beauty, music, art, architecture, design and I inwardly laughed when from the recesses of my mind as an ideal for being male. Where did that come from? It came from an appreciation of what so little. I have all her poetry, and has anyone ever so wonderfully captured the humanity (potential) of our species. Passionate vignettes of life and what it means to be alive (to think, to feel). To be human. Imperfect as we all are. But my gawd, to dance with Ginger Rogers. Hum it, Im in heaven. Perfec tion. Or, damn near close.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.USDancing cheek to cheek. Im in heaven.Odds to an end It occurs to me how lonely my life would be if I confined my friendships solely to Conservative Floridians, former football players, Harvardians, opera singers and all my other such strange species. Understanding mathematics for me must be like what a true believer in God must experience. Seedy choices Tom Carey From my garden to yours Pick the perfect variety

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If you asked Michael Hu in kindergarten what he wanted to be when he grew up, and again today, days after graduating as vale dictorian from WPHS, youd get the same answer. For as long as I can remember Ive always wanted to be a doctor, Hu said. Destined for Duke University in the fall as a pre-med major, he may be considerably closer to his goal now than he was in kindergarten, but his motivation remains the same. I want to be able to help people. the most good in, he said. Balancing an IB class load and more ex tracurriculars than he can count including band, Model U.N. and the Quiz Bowl team Hu said it took a lot of sleepless nights that got him to the podium for his graduation his doctoral goals inching closer with every step across the stage, it all was worth it. life to become a doctor, he said. I knew I needed to go through these steps, no mat ter how hard they were, to get to the doctor stage. Kelly Martin, another dictorians, said she didnt discover her passion until ninth grade and it wasnt Martin says, remembering recommended she tryout for the schools wa ter polo team. But after I started playing it, I really started to like it. Now its my passion. I cant live without it. Its a passion thats taken her twice across the country for training in California as part of the Olympic Development Program for water polo, and will take her again across where shell play on the University of Michi gans team. Its an escape for me, from homework and school work, and everything like that. The pool is just a place where I can be my self, said Martin, who routinely balanced vanced Placement classes and during her ju nior and senior years, dual-enrollment cours es at Valencia College. that wasnt enrolled in the IB program, a feat in itself. People kept coming up to me and asking how I did it, and I would just say a lot of hard work, she said. I can look back for the rest of my life and tell my children one day that I got valedic torian, she said. Like the cheerleaders can look back and say, Hey, I was prom queen, I can say I was valedictorian, and Im really proud of that. Trinity and beyond Claire Fenichel and Andrew McThenia have been winning awards side-by-side at Trinity Preparatory School since the seventh Artistree Gifts story is one of inspiration, of lifes challenges and the perseverance of the human spirit. Page 16 I LUV Winter Park Senior Observer A former Winter Park resident and WWII general who vacationed with the Kennedys is honored by the state. Page 10 Lifestyles A Rollins College student overcame massive odds and disabilities to become Class of 2012 valedictorian. Page 7 Calendar The Mudappers take the stage as part of the Art & History Museums Maitlands Concert Series on Friday. Page 8 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com 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 Superb seniors For a full list of the schools valedictorians, turn to page 3. Please see VALEDICTORIAN on page 3 SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Valedictorians and salutatorians from Winter Park and Edgewater high schools and Trinity Preparatory School talk about their post-graduation plans. Hu Martin PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Kyle Maynard, center, reunites with Patrick Chapin, left, and his brother Roger Chapin at an event to raise awareness for Sanlippo syndrome. The Chapins rst met Maynard after he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. Finding a cure no excuses It started with a handshake near the top of the world. Triathlete Patrick Chapin and his brother Roger inhaled from oxygen masks every other step as they approached nias Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kyle Maynard had just started his descent an hour or so after doing something no one had done before, reaching the summit walking on his elbows and knees. sible dream come true for a man born with his arms end Please see MAYNARD on page 2 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 2 ing at the elbows and legs ending at the knees. For the Chapins, the pack still had a long way to go to the rocky peak. There were eight names print rounding the word courage in big bold letters. For the Chapins, this wasnt a climb for themselves. It was for those who couldnt tin, Olivia, Ben, Brayden, Ryan, Wavery and Blair. nected with the same terrifying ative illness that breaks down the brains ability to function before attacking the body, eventually robbing the victim of both. The oldest survivors of the disease er. Doctors have yet to determine how to stop it. Its catastrophic, said Pat rick, president of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. He had his brother Rogers daughter decline and lack of answers that We felt like we were rats on a wheel, mother Susan Chapin diagnosis for her daughter. There were so many misdiagnoses. Research has been slow in com ing as funding has been hard to come by, Patrick said, but a break through in gene therapy from an Ohio researcher is slowly building getting the word out, and the sup port to come in. They had their excuses. Pat rick, a three-time ironman Tri athlete, had never climbed a mountain close to as high as Kili manjaro. Roger lacked his broth their father, Bruce, they headed for the summit anyway, hoping to raise awareness with each step they took closer to raising that Carrying a soldier home For Maynard, his journey start ed six years earlier in an airport in two men across a hallway talk ing to each other, he saw them pointing at him. They knew him, Maynard thought, so he did what came natural. He reached out to shake hands. other soldier, Sgt. Wesley Spaid, also had been badly burned in the same explosion just outside Bagh dad. They had shared the same hospital room, the one where they made a pact to commit suicide to Maynards struggles as a wrestler, ranked high-schooler in the na tion, they changed their minds. That showed me what a real challenge is, Maynard said. I held it together while I was talk ing to them and came back to the hotel that night and cried. Six years later, the former champion wrestler was ascend ing Mt. Kilimanjaro, carrying a small bag of ashes for Pfc. John Corey Johnson, who had died in had made a promise to Johnsons zona. The climb was grueling, he said, as he forced himself over He took the hard way, seemingly made impossible by the disability he refused to acknowledge. When Maynard thought he couldnt handle the long way up, team leader Kevin Cherilla asked him if hed be willing to climb the short er but far more dangerous west ern breach. Maynards response: Hell yeah. nard and his team to complete the climb, as Maynard gritted his teeth and repeated a Navy Seal mantra hundreds of thousands of times, he said. Not dead. Cant quit. Johnsons ashes onto the rocky summit as tears welled in his eyes. Unlikely partnership Maynards climb on ESPN, Roger Chapin only then began to under nearly four miles up a mountain. Thats when he got the idea: ask Maynard to help get the word out Two months later, Maynard said hello to hundreds of new friends at the Orlando Museum of living life without excuses. Theres probably one major excuse youre making today that if you changed it, it would change everything, Maynard told the crowd. What if you said this ex cuse dies today? For the Chapins and Maynard, some more excuses died on top of a mountain that frozen morning a promise to give a soldier his last wish, and as the Chapins raised a theyre hoping to reach a new We have a lot of stumbling blocks ahead of us, Susan said. But it doesnt stop us from hop ing. (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 Based on the current debt situation in the United States, many preand post-retirees have become concerned about their Social Security benet. Receiving that continuous in come stream is the foundation of a retirement income plan. To make sure that you maximize your Social Security benet, it is important to know the an swers to these questions. r fntbb ff fr n rf n n CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com *A Safe Harbor LLC is in no way afliated with the Social Security Administration. To buy your copy of Kyle Maynards book, No Excuses, visit www.kylemaynard.com MAYNARD | Man forced himself over rock walls, ice fields to get to the top of the 19,341-foot mountain C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Theres probably one major excuse youre making today that if you changed it, it would change everything. What if you said this excuse dies today? Kyle Maynard

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Page 3 grade, so it was only appropriate theyd be sitting next to each other on stage as valedictorian and sa lutatorian when high school grad uation rolled around. We tend to win things togeth er, salutatorian McThenia said. Back in seventh grade we won the same award for basically the same thing, and we keep winning awards together ever since. If six years of friendly com petition in grade school wasnt enough, the pair are coincidently both headed to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., in the fall. Fenichel, Trinitys vale dictorian, plans to enter the com merce school and study social science or public policy, while Mc Thenia enrolls in the U of Vs honors school of engineering to study chemi cal engineer ing. We were actually look ing at a lot of the same schools, end up at the same place, and go The pair both worked hard both in the classroom and during their time at Trinity. Fenichel was editor of the schools news paper and cap tain of the volleyball team, while McThenia was busy out on the The key to both of their suc cesses, each student said, was mastering time management and much they could do, and when. Having that good support sys tem behind me of teachers and my parents who were always willing to help, helped me too, added Fenichel, who graduated with a Valedictorian dual-enrolls Edgewater High School vale dictorian Rebecca Leigh Whiten graduated with her associate de gree from Valencia College before she was ever handed her high school diploma. Having dual-enrolled at Valen cia for her junior and senior years of high school, Whiten earned but enough college credits to earn her associate degree before she heads to the University of Central Florida in the fall. It was perfect, she said of her unconventional high school career. I loved it and I loved Va lencia. Though she missed out on cer tain classic high school moments, such as prom, having not taken classes at the Edgewater campus dur ing her last two years, Whiten said if she had a chance, shed do the same thing all over again. I feel like Im well prepared for UCF, better than most students are, said Whiten, who plans to apply for UCFs nursing school. rian at Edgewater and her associ ate degree from Valencia, Whiten also earned herself a spot on Va lencias Presidents List and in the schools national honor society Phi Beta Kappa during her high school tenure. She did this while balancing a and taking a full-time load of col lege courses. she said, and it all worked out perfectly. New spring inventory has arrived including mens Camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, and much more from sizes Small to XX Large. SPECTACULAR SAVINGS ON FLOOR MODELS! BRING THIS AD IN TO BE ENTERED TO WIN$250 SHOPPINGSPREE AT LA-Z-BOY*Products shown is represented of stock, selection may vary by store. Quantities may be limited. Rock Bottom Pricing! S.R. 436 S.R. 436 S.R. 436 DOUGLAS AVE. N. WYMORE RD 410 W. State Rd. 436LA-Z-BOY IS MOVING HERE Altamonte Springs, FL 32 714 (1/2 Mile West of I-4) CALL 407-215-0081 I-4 I-4 I-4 EXIT92N ALTAMONTE MALL N. WESTMONTE DR GRACE BLVD. WERE MOVING! WERE MOVING!MOVING SALE LOCATED AT THE MAITLAND LOCATION 8550 S. HWY 17-92 | MAITLAND, FL 32751 7 0 %SAVE UP TO OFF ALREADY REDUCED PRICES Recliners Sofas Sectionals Loveseats Dining Room Sets Coee Tables Fixtures End Tables Lift Chairs Accessories and More! Winter Park High School Kelly Martin, University of Michigan, unweighted 4.0, weight 5.2 Mich ael Hu, Duke University, weighted 5.2 Other valedictorians: Laurel Cohen Brendan Dufresne Caleb Leedy Tracy Nelson Taylor Orner Rebecca Ratusnik Kyle Anthony Shepherd Sunny Sowards Katheryn Stephens Erika Wert Salutatorian: Cristian Maldonado Trinity Prep Claire Fenichel, University of Virginia, unweighted 4.28 Andrew McThenia, University of Virginia, unweighted 4.23 Edgewater High School Rebecca Leigh Whiten, University of Central Florida, 5.0 Remaining top 10: Van Hoang Christopher Todd Washburn Brenden Rai Guthrie Kiley Barbara Marvin Erin Michelle Degler Quyen Quoc Nguyen Richard Louis McCormick Elliot Ashida Burton Angela Pressley Anum Khurshid VALEDICTORIAN | Trinitys top students have been winning the same awards since the seventh grade C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Fenichel McThenia Whiten

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Page 4 John NewellAssistant Vice President, Amber Hibdon-Bank Officer, and John Ackley Jr.-Senior Vice President The Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank of Florida announces the following promotions!Becky FunkeVice President, Gloria Dunmire-Vice President, Ixamarie Diaz-Assistant Vice President, Jessica Olson-Assistant Vice President Community Bulletin Baldwin Park Talk BY SUSAN COMISKY COMMUNITY DIRE C TOR Find our weekly Business Briefs online at WPMObserver.com Casa Feliz chosen as one of top 25 in competition After 2.4 million votes, the citizens of Florida chose Casa Feliz as one of the Top 25 in Popular and Architects Votes in the state as part of the Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places competition. View the list at aiaa.org WPHS students receive Merit Scholarship Five of the 10 Orange County Public Schools seniors chosen as Merit Scholarship winners are Winter Park High School students: Brendan Dufresne, Erika Wert, Casey Liston, Eric Lundeen and Turner Mc Cabe. Winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution nancing the scholarship. Local residents receive degrees Blake Thor Bendixen of Winter Park graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University with a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Kelly Branham, a resident of Winter Park, received a bachelors de gree in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Providence Col lege. Chandler McCabe, a resident of Winter Park, received a bachelors degree in Social Work from Providence College. Seminar prepares educators to teach about Holocaust The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland will be presenting a training to prepare educators to teach about the Holocaust. The Teachers Institute on Holocaust Studies will host a ve-day, 40-hour seminar, during June 18-22. The cost is $100. A limited number of scholarships are available, and most districts will grant 40 inservice credits for participating teachers. This year, any teacher who lost their job can attend at no cost. Visit http://tinyurl. com/HMREC-TI to register or call 407-628-0555. Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Infant girl hears for the rst time There was not a single dry eye in the exam room as 1-year-old Jaely Jorges double cochlear implants were turned on for the rst time. To day, I was able to tell my little girl I love you and I know she was able to hear it for the rst time, said Tadzia Jorge, Jaelys mother. After living the rst year of her life in silence, Jaely received Central Floridas rst double cochlear implant, performed by Dr. Joshua Gottschall, medical director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Program at Florida Hospital for Children. National Women Build Week raises $130K Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area recently celebrated National Women Build Week, an initiative designed to empower women to take action against poverty hous ing conditions. More than 260 women vol unteered during the effort from May 7-12, where more than $130,000 was raised. Visit habitat-orlando.org/Women-Build The temperatures are heating up and so are the events in Bald win Park! For those who brave the outdoor temperatures there are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood. The Baldwin Park its First Friday Charity Festival local artists of all genres displayed their works. Movies in the Park Movies in the Park is Friday, played on the lawn in front of Barnies. Family activities will entertainment and a drawing for winners of gifts donated by spon sors just before the movie plays at dark. Bring lawn chairs and blan kets. Seating is limited so arrive early! Guided walk On Saturday, June 16, Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Na tive Plant Society (www.fnps.org) invites everyone to join them at 9 a.m. on a guided walk through Baldwin Parks natural land scapes, spotlighting the use of na tive plants in the urban landscape. Meet at Harbor Park, near the fountain. Please RSVP to cuplet fern@gmail.com Independence Day Bash Save the date for Sunday, July 1, for the Baldwin Park Indepen dence Day Bash from 6 p.m. to Come and check out the many arts and craft vendors and lo cal restaurants while listening to Orlando School of Music. Unfold your chairs, make yourselves comfortable and watch the amaz dont want to miss this patriotic event!

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Page 6 A silent auction will be conducted at a reception hosted by the Ferris family on Sunday, June 17th, from 5 8 pm. A selection of art works will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute.407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.compresentsAfrican Art Exhibite Ferris family of South Africa is exhibiting their collection of African art at the Fredlund Gallery. is collection has been assembled over decades and consists of paintings, sculptures, and other African artifacts. Where: Fredlund Fine Arts 1143 Orange Ave Winter Park (Parking in rear o Minnesota) When: June 12th 17th 12pm 7pm daily Reception: Sunday, June 17th 5pm 8pm F redlund F ine A rts MUSIC for NEWBORNS KINDERGARTEN & the adults who love them.Free Trial Classes June 19 23, R.S.V.P. 407-844-4414Winter Park Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. Casselberry Wednesday :30 a.m. Oviedo Friday 9:30 a.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.Summer Semester begins July 10thRegister Online...Its Easy!seminolemusictogether@gmail.com WWW.SEMINOLEMUSICTOGETHER.COM Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at The Attic @ Down East Maitlands newest landmark, City Hall, is really starting to ers were treated to a special view as the cupola was attached to the support structure, rising majesti cally over the roof of the build a beautiful landmark on the citys horizon and is setting the pace for a new skyline for the city that will include many exciting new developments. The contractors, Wharton-Smith, Inc., are steadi ly approaching the completion deadline of July 16. Now that the cupola is in place, the windows rel tile roof is complete, most of the exterior work on the building is done, save for some attractive trim work that will provide ac cents on the walls. The interior of tile, paint, trim and casework, and LEED-based electric, air condi tioning and other systems are be ing completed. Wharton-Smith moved its opera tions from the construction trailer to a room inside the new build ing. This was done to make way for the exterior site work (land scaping, sidewalks, benches, etc.) that is soon to get started. The site work generally represents the and City Council are anxiously looking forward to conducting your mayor, I can already envi sion many spirited conversations that the new porch will accom modate while folks chat under the shade of the old oak trees that have been carefully preserved on the site, giving our new City Hall a very traditional ambiance that is sure to appeal to everyone. Cultural Partners Budget Workshop of June 11 City Council will hold a bud get workshop with the Citys Cul in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. ners Maitland Library ciation Council Discussion City Council Meeting of June 11 City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month scheduled for June 11 in the Coun cil Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below are items that will be addressed at that meeting. Special Presentations: cos Ristorante Pizzeria Consent Agenda: utes Decision Items: Board sion of Independence Lane tions Lake Catherine Circle Paving Discussion Items: Schedule Solid Waste Work shop Date Please check our web page at www.itsmymaitland.com for the complete agenda and approved meeting minutes. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitlands newest landmark City Hall PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF MAITLAND The new Maitland City Hall cupola is in place, the windows are afxed, the barrel tile roof is complete and most of the exterior work is done.

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Page 7 Lifestyles rf Strong Capital PositionContinued ProfitabilityOffering a full range of consumer and commercial loan productsWinter Park Branch Manager Lillian Yingling Commercial Lending Officer Thomas Ter Beek Sanford Branch Manager Geeta RampartabWinter Park Branch 407.645.1201Fax 407.645.1501 1500 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789Sanford Branch 407.302.4700Fax 407.302.4704 420 W 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 www.centerstatebank.com CSB-LakeMaryMagAd:Layout 1 5/30/12 3:55 PM Page 1 Every Friday for nearly 10 years when she was growing up, Traci Campana would gaze out the passenger side window of her moms car, her sights set on the familiar landscape of Rollins Col lege. They would pass the campus, the steeple of its chapel peeking above the other Spanish-style buildings and thick canopy of trees, on their way to and from in East Orlando to Winter Park where Traci participated in showdog agility training classes. Im going to go there one day, she would remind her mom frequently as they drove by. It could happen, her mom would say, if Traci worked really hard. It was never a negative thing, but it was a realistic thing, Traci, 25, says, sitting in the student cen ter of her now alma mater. But it was Rollins or nothing, she continued. I didnt want to go anywhere but here. For the girl who was told in middle school shed likely nev er graduate high school with a standard diploma, let alone even think of ever making it to college, it seemed reality was stacked against her. But Traci wasnt ready to give with cerebral palsy, a variety of learning disabilities, and a highfunctioning degree of autism, learning didnt come easyfor her. But she learned how to be a stu high school early in 2004 with a 4.0 GPA, earning the standard di ploma shed fought so hard for. Eight years, two surgeries, a stint at Valencia College to get her associate degree, and thousands of hours of studying later, she graduated in May from Rollins College with a degree in psychol ogy and minor in leadership, and again, a 4.0 GPA. Not only did I reach my goal, but I surpassed it by graduating, she said. Leading up to this graduation, dard she was working her way into the running for valedictorian. But it seemed she was swim ming upstream. A 150-page book her classmates could read in a day or two took her all week. Oth ers would go to class, take notes and move on, while Traci would be home poring over her digital recorder, transcribing the profes sors every word, knowing shed have to listen to it a few times for it to actually sink in. Shed regu larly be up until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight still transcribing, knowing shed have to get up and do it all over again the next day. It was a process, but well worth it, she said. I prob ably could have done less, but I wouldnt have gotten the 4.0. She balanced this with research raising her 7-year-old daughter. She commuted from her East Or lando home to the Rollins cam pus for her evening classes mul tiple days a week. James Armstrong, the profes sor for Tracis last class at Rollins and Self Understanding said Traci was there every lecture sit ting in the front row to his right. He said she was always an active participant without being domi nating, and got straight As the whole class. Through some of her written work I was able to get to know her a little more, he said. And there were things that happened to her early on that would have crushed other people, but she was able to overcome them. And as I indicated to the entire class on our last day together, she had been an inspiration to all of us. Her academic advisor for all her years at Rollins, Teresa Cole, easy she had to take weeks or Shes done amazing, and she is amazing, Cole said. Shes risen to the occasion and done it well. As graduation started to loom, talks of who would be valedicto rian swirled. At Rollins, instead of choosing the student with only the highest academic standards, administrators choose someone lins all around. As much as I wanted it, I wasnt sure Id get it, Traci said. But when I found out I did, we Named Outstanding Gradu ating Senior and valedictorian, Traci was given the opportunity to speak at graduation on May 13. I was so excited to have that opportunity, not for my moment of glory, but to speak for all of my friends, she said. People will come up to me and tell me that my story was their story, and even if they couldnt relate to all of it, they still could feel a connection to what Ive been through. Two weeks after graduation, she poses outside the same chapel steeple she used to gaze at from afar, wearing her cap and protec tively clasping her freshly printed Rollins College diploma. sighing as she admires the campus she now knows both inside and out. Shell be staying a little while longer, set to start Rollins Crum mer Graduate School of Business to get her MBA next spring. I think Ive proved that even if youre told over and over again that you cant do something, if you work hard enough, you can do anything you set your mind to. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Eight years, two surgeries and thousands of hours of studying later, Traci Campana graduated from Rollins College with a 4.0 GPA in May Ruling Rollins overcomes odds to be colleges valedictorian SARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 8 JUNE 7 Central Floridas largest social gath ering is coming to Winter Park Thurs day, June 7, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Taps Restaurant, Bar & Lounge; 480 N. Orlando Ave. Event proceeds will benet the Winter Park Improvement Foundation. Free entrance with a childrens book. Visit http://cg5.eventbrite.com Learn about couponing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Please reg ister by calling 407-647-7700. JUNE 8 Come to the Winter Park Welcome Center from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 8, for CoffeeTalk Mayor Ken Bradley will give an update on issues affecting our com munity and a preview of the citys 125th anniversary. Visit winterpark.org Members of the Winter Park Fire De partment Local 1598 will ll their boots with donations from passing consumers to raise money for the Muscular Dystro phy Association at the intersections of Aloma and Lakemont avenues and High way 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave., will host the Fringe comedy, Dead Body Friendship, an original comedic play written and directed by local writer/ac tor Gabby Brown. Show times are Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 407-920-4034 for reserva tions. JUNE 9 The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs will play their season opener against the Leesburg Lightning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Rollins College Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field. Winter Park City Manager Randy Knight will throw the rst pitch. Visit oridaleague.com The Winter Park Playhouse kicks off its 10th anniversary series with Miss Jac queline Jones and her trio, The Jazz Crew, in concert on the main stage in The Best is Yet to Come. This special event is one night only, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and seating is lim ited, so reservations are required. Call 407-645-0145. JUNE 11 This summer, the Orlando Philharmonics Sounds of Summer chamber music se ries begins with an Olympic and sportsthemed concert by the Sovereign Brass. Take Me Out to the Brass Games will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Mar geson Theater, 812 E. Rollins St. inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Tick ets range from $14-$37, subscriptions are $70-$160. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org JUNE 13 The Winter Park Playhouses Spotlight Cabaret Series will present Rising Stars featuring Kathryn Kilger, Dana Kruger and Olivia van den Berg on Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suite C. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. (Standing room tickets are $10. No drink included.) Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterpark playhouse.org The League of Women Voters will host a hot topics luncheon to discuss wom ens voting during the 2012 presidential campaign on Wednesday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Sorosis Club, 501 E. Livingston St. The cost is $35 for non-members. RSVP to 407-505-1664. JUNE 14 Come out to Second Thursdays in Hannibal Square from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, for live music, art and entertainment. This free event in Winter Park includes award-winning artists and food from the areas nest restaurants. For more information, email baxmat@ embarqmail.com Come see Dr. Rachel Wentz, director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network of East Central Region, talk about Life and Death at Windover. The event will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 14 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. Contact Kevin Gidusko at kagidusko@hotmail.com or 321-948-3994. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Stephen A. Butler, M.D. 1812 N. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32803The physicians and staff of Winter Park Urology would like to wish Stephen A. Butler, M.D. all the best in his approaching retirement, effective June 1, 2012, and thank him for his 38 years of dedicated service. Dr. Butler will work with his patients to ensure a seamless transition of care to one of his physician colleagues at Winter Park Urology. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407-897-3499.Notice to Patients 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319www.ClassicIronBeds.comAll iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations Anniversary SaleIron Beds & Fine Linens 20% off thru June HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN ORLANDODATES ................ Friday, June 22 and June 29 TIME ................. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION ............ 8009 So. 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) Calendar JUNE Baggy Pants Theater presents Se ussical The Musical at the Harriett and Hymen Lake Cultural Auditorium in JCC Maitland. Show times are June 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and June 10 and 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit baggypantstheater.com/tickets Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H)s free admission for Maitland residents has been extended through Sept. 30. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory. org Morse Museum Summer Family Tours and Films will begin in June and go through August. These pro grams include gallery tours on select Tuesdays with a take-home activity for children. Family lms are on select Fridays. Reservations are required. Visit MorseMuseum.org If youre a college student home in Orlando for the summer and looking for a place to work out, go to the JCC for the entire summer for just $49. Just go to either one of our campuses in Maitland or Southwest Orlando and show your college ID to sign up. For more information, call 407-645-5933. JUNE 9 The Childrens Summer Reading Program featuring the Return to Wonderland live show and Alices Tea Party on the front lawn will take place at the Maitland Public Library on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 407-647-7700. JUNE 14 Popcorn Flicks in downtown Winter Parks Central Park will feature Sev en Brides for Seven Brothers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars with free popcorn for all. Call 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian. org JUNE 16 The Art & History Museums Mai tland (A&H) presents Family Days at the Museum a new program in which families can spend quality time together, have fun, and learn about art and history in a family atmosphere. Family Days at the Museum are held on the third Saturday of every month (June 16 this month) at 1 p.m. at one of the A&Hs ve museums. Each program will be approximately 45 minutes in length, and families are encouraged to stay as long as they would like. The June 16 event fea tures Jasper Johns Flags/Paper Flag Craft at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center. For more information, call 407-5392181 or visit ArtandHistory.org JUNE 17 Take a walk with your dad this Fa thers Day at Leu Gardens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. There is free admission for dads. Come to Fathers Day at Enzian featuring Caddyshack (rated R) on Sunday, June 17, at 1 p.m. Dad also gets a bottle of Blue Moon beer on Enzian! Lunch and drink specials are available at Eden Bar starting at 11 a.m. General admission is $8 and $5 for Enzian Film Society Members. Purchase tickets at Enzian.org or call 407-629-1088. ONGOING The Art and History Museums Mait land offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Call 407539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Concert in the garden The Mudappers take the stage as part of the Art & History Museums Mait lands Summer Concert Series, Art. Music. Food. Architecture., on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the Main Garden, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. Patrons can also enjoy poetry from Maitland Poets & Writers and an array of food truck fare from Gator County BBQ. Admission is $3 for non-members, free for members. Visit ArtandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181. Tastefully Goldenrod Tastefully Goldenrod, Food Tasting & Silent Auction will be held on Friday, June 8, at St. Peter & Paul Social Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. This years theme is Mardi Gras! Make sure to bring your beads and masks for a fun night with Chamber members, friends and family. Studio exhibit The Art & History Museums Maitland presents its newest ex hibit, A Day in the Life of the Re search Studio, opening June 8 and continuing through Sept. 19. The exhibition is held in the Mai tland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The public is in vited to the opening reception on Friday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Page 9 June 8 Downtown Arts presents Doug Powell and Lauren Rowe traits have appeared in Ripleys Believe It Or Not locations from Hollywood to Times Square, and are part of a six-year international tour beginning in 2013. Powell will be the featured artist in a raiser at the MEZZ in downtown Orlando on June 8 beginning at to see his new creation commis Q&A hosted by WKMGs Lauren Rowe, art, entertainment, food and beverages. Tickets at $35 may be purchased at orlandoslice. com or by calling 407-648-7060. tricts mission-based programs including the showcase CityArts Factory. June 8 through Sept. 23 Parisian Affair The Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park transports us to Paris in its new exhibit Parisian Af fair: The Art of Andre Renoux. The exhibit will have its opening reception at 6 p.m. on June 8, and will run through September. Renoux (1939-2002), the father of Urban Realism, depicts the landmarks of daily life in his award-winning paintings. This summer the art of Andre Renoux is our passport to Paris. Call 407647-6294 or visit polasek.org June 8 to Sept. 19 A&H explores Maitland Art Center The new exhibit at A&H Museums Maitland is called A Studio, and it takes view ers back in time to explore the Research Studio during the life of founder Andr Smith (1880-1959). Now called A&Hs Maitland Art Center, the studio was founded by Smith in 1937 with build ings created in Mayan Revival architecture, and is one of the few remaining examples of fantasy architecture in the Southeastern U.S. From 1938 to 1959, 70 art ists participated in this artistic experiment, including Milton Crawford. Using artworks and recently donated color photog raphy, the exhibit recreates that classic period. The exhibit will open to the public on June 8, and an opening reception will be held June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 407539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory. org June 10 LGBT band in FREE premiere concert After leading the 2011 Come Out With Pride Parade last No vember, Central Floridas LGBT and ally band, Central Florida Sounds of Freedom, will present band in Stars and Stripes and All That Jazz on June 10 at 3 p.m. at the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Admission is free. The ensemble will include the Orlando-area Sounds of Freedom and guests from South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble in Fort Lauderdale. The performance will feature Somewhere Over the Rainbow, selections from Chicago, and John Philip Sousas Stars and Stripes Forever, among others. Visit CentralFloridaSoundsOf FreedomBand.com June 11 Sovereign Brass kicks off Orlando Philharmonics Summer Series This summer, the Orlando Philharmonics Sounds of Sum mer chamber music series begins with a sports-themed concert by the Sovereign Brass. Take Me Out to the Brass Games will be performed Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. and will include John Wil liams Olympic Fanfare, college movies like Hoosiers, Rocky, and Chariots of Fire. The everpopular Sovereign Brass breathes fresh life into the serious world of chamber music, and audi ences LOVE it. Mike Avila, Tom Robert Carpenter, and Mark Goldberg ALWAYS have fun performing, and that fun carries through to the entire audience. ed. Additional Sounds of Sum mer programs all held Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park will take place on June 25, July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6. Visit OrlandoPhil. org or call 407-770-0071. June 13 and Monthly Art & History Museums Maitland A&H has begun a meet your neighbors Summer Concert Se ries outdoors in A&Hs beautiful gardens at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. The series, called Art. Music. Food. Architecture. takes place the second Friday of each month through September. Perfect for summer evenings un der the stars with music, poetry and an array of food truck fare, guests bring blankets or chairs, and a bar is available for those who would like a drink or two. The museums stay open, and the atmosphere is welcoming and full of talent. Highly recommended. Call 407-539-2181 or visit Artan dHistory.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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Held Over! BERNIE starring Jack Black Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 6:30 Only Saturday Matinee Classics THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Sat 12 NOON Shorts Showcase FILMSLAM Sun 1:00 Only $5! Popcorn Flicks SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Central Park, Winter Park Thurs 8PM or Sunset FREE Cult Classics THE KING OF COMEDY Tues 9:30 Only $5! Puzzling portraits Parisian Affair Sovereign Brass

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Page 10 This is the story of an odyssey. Thats how Lt. Gen. James Gavin, 82nd Airborne commander during World War II, begins his memoir, On to Berlin. The book, published in 1978, walks hand experiences commanding paratroop ers from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. This three-year span only scratches the surface of the greater odyssey of Gavins life, which would take him from the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., to the shores of Nor mandy, France, on summers in Cape Cod, Mass., with the Kennedys to serving as the U.S. ambassa dor in Paris. It was a residence here, on the suburban, tree-lined streets of Winter Park in 1981, where his wife Jean Gavin, 89, still lives today. Gavins odyssey may have ended 22 years ago when he passed away in Feb ruary 1990, but the late-generals life as a Great Floridian was commemorated on March 21 by Gov. Rick Scott as part of Florida Heritage Month celebrations in Tal lahassee. We was a great American and a great resident of Winter Park, and deserved to be honored as such, said former Winter Gavin for the distinction. Making the man Born in New York in 1907, James was orphaned early on and adopted by the coal-mining Gavin family in Mt. Carmel, Penn. Knowing he didnt want to go into the family business, at 17 years old, Gavin ran away to New York. He decided the only way he would ever get out of Mt. Carmel knowing he was to get an education, Jean said. pose as his guardian and enlisted into the Army at 17 in 1924. In 1925 his hopes of an Point Military Academy. In 1941 when the U.S. declared its par completing airborne school and was quick ly recruited to the growing airborne war sion, where he would earn the title of the Jumping General and play vital roles in the paratrooper invasions of Sicily and Normandy. Before retiring as a general in 1958, he al, Silver Star and Purple Heart. Jean, who met and married Gavin af ter the war, said she had always heard talk among women about how great and wonderful Gen. Gavin was on base, But I thought, no one could possibly be that great until I met him, she said. Coup de foudre, she says in French. In sight. The two would marry in 1948 and raise four daughters. The family would travel with him as the military took Gavin from Naples, Italy, to Stuttgart, Germany, and all around the world. In 1961, incoming president John F. Kennedy would ask Gen. Gavin to be the Grand Marshal of his inaugural parade in Gavin to serve as the U.S. ambassador in France, to which Jean says Gavin was hesi tant. I remember sitting across the table from Kennedy when he turned to James and said, Are you reluctant to serve your ing manner. She said Kennedy knew that would get under Gavins skin. And James said, President, when do you want me to leave? and in six weeks I was in Paris, she said with a laugh. Honoring his legacy Strong and his wife traveled along with Jean Gavin to Tallahassee in mid-March to accept the generals honor of Great Florid ian. The title puts him in the ranks with other distinguished war heroes, former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He was a great American and a global citizen, but at the same time, he was very interested in citizens from the town hall up, Gavins daughter Lin Lewis said. That attitude, and his great service of not only country but as an outstanding citi zen of Winter Park later in his life, Strong said, motivated him to nominate Gavin for the honor. He had what was a very impressive career from the humblest of origins, and I think we should all take inspiration from what he did for our country, Strong said. documenting Gavins status as a Great Floridian now sit on an end table in Jeans Community in Winter Park. There was never any pretension about James he was one of the most humble people Ive known, Jean says, gently strok ing a black-and-white portrait of Gavin in his Army days. He never understood why people thought he was so special but Ive realized after, how all these people re ally respected, admired and really honored my husband. 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 6/2012W Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792When you consider moving to a continuing care retirement community, what are you looking for? Luxury amenities? Spectacular buildings and grounds? A pool and tness center? Superb dining? Certainly. But, thats just the beginning. Because if youre thinking about a CCRC, youre really looking for long-term care. For life. In a facility that meets the highest standards. With the most competent, caring staff. And a longstanding track record of satisfaction. In short . a community like The Mayower. Here, you have the freedom and exibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. All with the assurance of guaranteed pre-funded assisted living and skilled nursing services in our Gold Seal Health Center. And, oh yes, theres a board-certied physician on staff in our Geriatric Outpatient Clinic to handle all your primary-care medical needs.Plus a Gold Seal Rated Health Center!Hows that for a long-term care plan? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. RESORTSTYLE LIVINGthat comes withLONGTERM CARE [ guaranteed ] Mayower Clinic Director Jesus Lopez, M.D. LIMITED OPENINGS for Rehab or Long-Term Care in The Mayower Health Center. MAY 847 Dr. Lopez Ad WPO.indd 1 5/14/12 11:12 AM PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Jean Gavin, wife of Lt. Gen. James Gavin, holds a black-and-white portrait of her husband in his Army days. Generationally great general Former Winter Park resident and World War II Lt. Gen. James Gavin posthumously honored as Great Floridian SARAH WILSON Observer Staff For a list and biographies of the others named 2012 Great Floridians, visit heritage.com/ preservation/oridian/ index.cfm

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This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8 at St. Lukes United Methodist Church. JUNE 15 Attend the elder abuse education and prevention symposium on June 15 at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave., in Altamonte Springs. JUNE 20 Shifting from Defense to Offense in the Med Mal War is at 6:30 p.m. on June 20 at Florida Hospitals Werner Audi torium. To RSVP call 407-303-1700. JUNE 22 There will be hospice volunteer training at the Cornerstone Hospice Ofce, 8009 S. Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and Friday, June 29. Call 407-256-2033. ONGOING As part of the Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series, Alison Issen, MS, RN, LMHC Patient and Family Counseling at MD Anderson Center, Orlando, presents When mama aint happy. Presenta tions are at 10:30 a.m. on June 12 at West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee, and at 12:10 p.m. on June 21 at the downtown Orlando Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Third Floor, Albertson Room, Orlando. To RSVP to these free events, email OfceonAging@oc.net or call 407-836-7446. MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTS The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. The schedule is sub ject to change without notice. Call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland.com Are you interested in art, history, health and entertainment? Then join us on the rst and third Tuesday of every month (June 19 this month) at 1 p.m. for our Se nior Speaker Series Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your fa vorite patterns? Then join our new Knit & Crochet group at 10 a.m. every Monday and Friday in June. Bring your current project and have some fun! The next AARP Driver Safety program class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 13. Call 407-539-6251 to reserve a seat in the class, as seating is limited to 10 people. Canine Companions for Independence will be at the Maitland Senior Center on June 19 to speak about their amazing program. Join us on Thursday, June 21, at 12:45 p.m. for Bunko! Come play for fun and win prizes. Join Audrey every Tuesday in June at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 90 minutes and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in June at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in June. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in June at 9 a.m. for Yoga Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in June at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Join Esther every Tuesday in June at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in June at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Join Donna every Thursday in June at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in June for Record er classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (June 8 and July 13) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free un biased counseling. Visit FloridaSHINE.org Fixed and secure payments for life with a payout rate often higher than that Immediate tax deduction Personal satisfaction that your generosity will impact students and faculty well into the future r rfntrtnbbrfn tb n f b bb rf ftf f t ff f f f bbf r*Tax deduction may vary according to your gift date and amount. Gift annuity rates are subject to change as interest rates vary and whether it is a oneor two-life gift annuity.

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Page 14 at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Senior Community Bulletin Shabbat comes to Savannah Court Hank and Suzanne Lander have been sharing Shab bats with Arthur and Harriet Schott for almost four years. When the Schotts recently moved into Savan nah Court in Maitland, the Landers wanted to contin ue this tradition. Hank and Suzanne, as well as other volunteers from Congregation Bet Chaim in Cassel berry began their monthly visits and were warmly welcomed by the Jewish residents. All of the residents participated in the service, read ing different parts, singing songs and reading many of the prayers along with us as a group. One thing I have learned through our visits to the different fa cilities is that the residents Judaism stays with the them, even if they are no longer able to participate as often as they used to they still know many of the prayers and the songs and it is wonderful to be able to share this with them, Suzanne said after her initial experience at Savannah Court. Suzannes quote pretty much sums up the mission of the Jewish Pavilion: to have our Jewish elders always feel connected to their faith and community. The Jewish Pavilion promises the elderly that the community will not forget them when they leave their home for a long-term care facility. It is an outreach organization of more than 400 volunteers and a small staff that provides one-on-one visitation and Jewish holiday celebrations. The Landers will be conducting monthly Shabbats at Savannah Court on the second Saturday of every month (June 9 this month) at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call 407-678-9363. Health fair discusses helping people with disabilities The Center for Independent Living recently held its rst Spring into Health fair. During the event which served to increase disability awareness and sensitivity attendees learned about resources to help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Local chapters organization honors members The Central Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution conducted its Annual Chapter Recognition program at the Mayower Community Center on May 12 to pay homage to a number of its members for their outstanding service during the past year. Compatriots Dabney Carr Terrell Davis Jr. and Douglas Robert Copeland were presented with Special Service Plaques in recognition of their 30plus and 35-plus years, respectively, of outstanding leadership and special services to the chapter and the community. In addition to these two members, 13 members were recognized: The Liberty Bell Award, the highest award, was presented to Frederic F. Gaines Jr., Renaldo J. Hamilton and Norman L. My ers; The Martha Washington Medal to Janet May; the SAR Ladies Appreciation Medal to Joy Sizemore; the Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to Anne Andrews, Viv ian McElroy and Daniel Stebbins; the Meritorious Ser vice Medal to Richard A. Brownell, Timothy J. McElroy and Cecil N. Thompson; the Distinguished Service Certicate to Michael R. Danforth and Paul S. May; and the Certicate of Appreciation to Daniel R. Dall and David A. Hoover. Social Security announces new allowances In April, Social Security announced 52 new Compas sionate Allowances conditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions include many neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. The Compassionate Allowances initiative is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical condi tions that invariably qualify as disabled based on minimal medical information. Visit socialsecurity.gov/ compassionateallowances Seniors First Inc. dedicates new building to the elderly Seniors First Inc. recently hosted a ribbon cutting at its redesigned ofce building. The remodel was funded by a $375,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities and allowed the nonprot to consolidate its east and west ofces into one location. Seniors First, which helps senior citizens live independently through a variety of programs and services (like Meals On Wheels), dedicated its new facility to the elderly in celebration of Older Americans Month in May. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month a tradition that shows the nations commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of seniors. Tips for treating dementia shared Tell me more about that is what one should say to someone with dementia who is fabricating information, said Bren da Nieman, memory care consultant. She added, Rather than correct comments that do not make sense, you need to go on the journey with them. Brenda ad dressed Jewish Pavilion volunteers and members of the community at a work shop at Serenades by Sonata on May 10. Fifty participants at the Jewish Pavilion workshop learned how to improve their own brains by focusing on mind, body and spirit. Brenda explained that it takes a moment for a resident with dementia to focus, so it is important to say hello while six feet away and then slowly approach, grasp his thumb with one hand and take your opposite hand and place it on top of his hand. Then sit down beside the person where you can best communicate. Visit jewishpavilion.org for more information.

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Page 15 Sixty-two veterans and widows of the fallen were honored during Memorial unique program of recognition for veterans and widows of the fallen spearheaded by of faceless and largely forgotten aging warriors of the United States armed forces youth, but one and two decades of their 24 living veterans and 38 widows of fallen warriors residing at Westchester of Winter senior residential facility, said Cindi Har ris-Panning, registered nurse and executive director for Cornerstone Hospice Orange and Osceola region. Among the veterans honored this weekend was U.S. Air Corps and WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) veteran Patricia Chadwick Erickson, 92. She is a survivor of one of an elite group of 1,074 female pilots enlisted into service and time in American history during 1942-1944. million miles on every type of military heaviest superfortress-class bombers B-17s, B-24s, B-26s, B-29s and the PBY OA-10A three-engine watercrafts, on every type counterparts. through the Cornerstone Hospice Founda tion, and anyone wishing to make a contri bution may visit CornerstoneHospice.org or call 888-728-6234. With the beginning of hur ricane season, senior care experts are encouraging families to pre pare their senior loved ones for severe weather emergencies and the possibility of evacuation. Follow this Home Instead Senior Care checklist: Tune in. Contact the local to learn about the most likely natural disasters to strike your area. Stay abreast of whats going on through your local radio or television. your senior can or cant do in the event of a natural disaster. Make a list of what would be needed if a disaster occurred. For example, if your loved one is wheelchairbound, determine an evacuation strategy ahead of time. To go or to stay? When deciding to evacuate, older adults should go sooner rather than later. By waiting too long, they may be unable to leave if they require assistance. Make a plan. Schedule a family meeting to develop a plan of action. Include in your plan key people such as neighbors, friends, relatives and profes sional caregivers who could help. More than one way out. Se niors should develop at least two escape routes: one to evacuate their home and one to evacuate their community. to meet relatives or key sup port network people outside the house, as well as a second loca tion outside the neighborhood, such as a school or church. Get up and Go Kit. Have an easy-to-carry backpack includ ing three days non-perishable food and water with an addition al four days of food and water readily accessible at home. Have at least one gallon of bottled water per person per day. Refresh and replace your supplies at least twice a year. And dont forget the blanket and paper products. Pack extras and copies. Have at least a one-month sup ply of medication on hand at all times. Make ready other impor tant documents in a waterproof protector including copies of prescriptions, car title registration and drivers license, insurance documents and bank account numbers, and spare checkbook. Also take extra eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries. Label every piece of important equipment. Your contact list. Compile a list of important contacts, includ ing the seniors support network, doctors and other important health-care professionals. The information can be recorded and kept in a free Home Instead Senior Emergency Kit, available at SeniorEmergencyKit.com If youre not living close by to help your loved one, enlist the help of family or friends, or contact a professional caregiver. For more information, contact Home Instead Senior Care at 407445-8885 or HomeInstead.com St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! 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 Winter Park vets saluted Disaster checklist Veterans and veterans widows honored: Edith Grant Lois Thayer Virginia Gunstone Helen McGuinness Virginia Siddaway Ethel Studstill Robert Wright Caroline King Clarence Hodges Russell Smith George Bernards Hildreth Stone Mildred George Norman Taylor Claudia Guida Eugene Slegel Maria Hopwood John Strykul Adolph Hess Julia McCall Patricia Erickson Florence Long Grace Heddens Dorothy Deamud Donald Salvetti Gertrude Owens Mary Ellen Peters Sylvia Stone Ana Schirazzo Frances McFarland Cheryl Smith Lucille Johnson John Reedy Winfred Brown Mary Gribben Wells Bardwell Elizabeth Ross Harriet Murphy Louise Stanley Fay Radosevich Dorothy Davis Albert Newell Walter Carmack Gaylord Cadden Bernice Needham Gretchen Johnson Charlie Fresko Lorraine Evans Robert Gilbo Jewell Hayes Richard Irwin Jeanne Slovenkay Frances Dimaro Naomi Hamm Donald Covell Mary Cobb Isadore Hirsberg Ruth White Mye Trumbore Lonnie Barnett Michael Acevedo Gary Koski Jane Burkhart PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNERSTONE HOSPICE Veteran U.S. Air Corps WASP pilot Pat Erickson (left), and daughter Ingrid Campbell Erickson proudly display the Cornerstone Salutes! certicate of appreciation awarded during Memorial Day weekend at Westchester of Winter Park.

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Page 16 Opinions T he older you get the more you learn to never say never. Life takes twists and turns and often delivers the unex pected. This week I thought I would be writing about a local cooperative of artists in College Park. But I then found the story was actually something a good bit broader, one of inspiration and appreciation, of loss and gain, of lifes challenges and the perseverance of the hu man spirit. You come across people in life ine, feels like youve known them a while. Thats Lynne Martin. In a time of technologies that allow us to keep our distance from one another, talking to someone like Lynne is a reminder of why its good to use them sparingly. Lynne Martin is an artist, a mother and wife. She makes pot tery. She is part owner of Artistree Gifts in College Park, an artist cooperative that began as Cottage Industries, sharing space with In fusion Tea on Edgewater Avenue. Earlier this year, Artistree Gifts began a new phase of operation in a building of its own, with a new take on what focusing on local is and can be. We will be forever grateful to them, she says of the time they were a part of Infusion Tea. But late last year, at a time when Artistree was considering ways to expand, Infusion Tea needed more space. It was also a time when Lynnes husband, Michael, unexpectedly passed away. I came to focus on the color Lynne began to tear up sharing Artistrees emerging story, I knew Id missed what this story was really about. Michael Martin was a religious man who wanted to do good for others. He had a special fondness for Honduras, a country hed visited over the last 10 years, but until January of 2011, Lynne had not. I went down with him and I fell in love with it, she says. Of the people they visited there, she said, An idea had been formulat ing in his (Michaels) brain that we would help them to create sustainability for some of those families. We had been working with artists here, but theres so to aid the villages he traveled to, Michael had begun Missions +, of which Lynne says, I woke up one morning and realized that I couldnt let it die. She speaks of a little girl the impetus for the whole thing. hole in her heart. Given her situ ation in Honduras, the condition was a death sentence. But Lynne talks of Missions + moving moun tains to get her to the United States for a life-saving surgery. The girl now makes bracelets and at Artistree Gifts. While local artists at Artistree Gifts receive an agreed-upon percentage of their sales, the new Honduran pieces are purchased from local artists there at whole sale prices, then sold here at Gifts, however, are put back into Missions +. her husband, Andy Stinespring, agreed this year to come on as the new directors of Artistree Gifts cus on operations in College Park, and Andy will take on responsi in Honduras. Lynne speaks of being happy to take a backseat and feeling her daughter and son-in-law are meant to take the reins now. She will surely be part of future trips back to Honduras, including one this fall already set to include Artistree customers who wish to help. Its been like crazy since we got started. But its been good, real good, she says of their open ing in March, which coincided with her daughters wedding and the family doing a half marathon. Lynne talks of her daughter, Shes fabulous. Shes so cre ative and talented. She brings a younger edge to the place than I could do, or my sister (also an artist). Artistree Gifts includes 40 to 50 local artists works, with a wide range of pieces, from paintings and mixed media to childrens The new shop is a colorful, warm space, with abundant natural large front window. The back is a bit of a man cave, or at least the portion with the large leather couch Lynne added for any husbands who get tired of shopping. Theyre now starting to do childrens birthday parties that Honduras will include purses and totes, mens wallets, leather sandals for men and women and Lenca Pottery, a Honduran variety in mostly black and ivory in the shapes of vases, bowls, star idea. We kind of see it as like the branches of a tree a lot of focuses, but were all still part of the same tree, Lynne explained. I cant help but also think of that imagery as a family tree, and feeling quite certain Michael would be proud. 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 WANTED: TREE PHOTOS! Join us in celebrating the glorious tree canopy we have all around: Send in photos of your favorite trees (including location and what you love about them) to ILUVWinterPark@earthlink.net BRINGING YOUR FURRY FRIEND to your Winter Park/ Maitland/Baldwin Park ofce on Take Your Dog to Work Day, Friday, June 22? Let us know and the Observer may visit you! Send the location/time information to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com What is your favorite breed of dog and why? Lindsay and Joel Smithson with Remington COLLEGE PARK German shepherd. Thats the breed we have. Theyre working dogs so theyre very easily trainable, Lindsay said. Joel adds, Theyre a great dog for anyone who likes to stay active. Also herding dogs, so they have a natural inclination to stay close to the people they love. Katelyn Tetreault WINTER PARK Cockapoo. Why? Because I have one and she is awesome. Shes good with my 8-year-old; she doesnt chew anything or mess in the house. Shes just the perfect dog doesnt shed! Just her temperament is awesome. Nicole Isaacson WINTER PARK Great Danes because I like bigger dogs and think theyre more fun to run with and stuff. I have a greyhound now, so hes pretty big. Taylor Johnson WINTER PARK Boston terriers because Ive had one my whole life and theyre nice dogs. Theyre friendly and they like to cuddle. Rose Weekly SANFORD Golden (retriever). Theyre wonderful; theyre very friendly. We had a golden once and it was my favorite dog of all the dogs weve had. Clyde Moore Artistree Gifts is located at 2628 Edgewater Drive in the College Park community of Orlando. Visit www.artistreegifts.com or call 407-999-5251. Artistree Gifts of College Park celebrates local in two hemispheres PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTISTREE GIFTS Lynne Martin, back row, center left, poses with families during a Honduras mission trip. She and her late husband, Michael Martin, founded Missions + to give families new opportunities.

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Page 17 With the end of our most productive growing seasons soon approaching, many Florida food gardeners take a break during the stressful summer conditions and start perusing seed catalogs. Unlike our cousins up North, the iconic image of seed catalogs splayed across our laps while hunkered down in front of the wood-burning stove does not apply to us. We must make do with interruptions such as the beach and almost any air-con ditioned diversion to research next seasons crop opportunities. Advances in genetic and sustain able technologies leapfrog our practical familiarity with tradi tional seed choices. It can become a multifarious process to pick what kind of radish to grow next autumn. simply unacceptable seed op tions for planting to our gardens. isms (GMO) are seed types bred by transferring in a laboratory genetic materials between unre lated species. This recombinant stock creates many unanswered questions should a variety of unintended consequences arise. few agribusiness corporations do not translate to any sensible qualities we may seek for our own food gardens. Another unacceptable choice is those seeds that are chemically treated. These are usually types that are larger in size, like bean, pea, corn or squash seeds. Rec ognizable by their dyed coating of bright colors, treated seed is covered with fungicides to extend storage capabilities. There is a discernable quantity of poison in a packet of these pretty kernels. A frequent question to cross my radar is whether to use con ventionally or organically bred seed. Conventional seed is what we have been obtaining for our gardens for the previous century. Albeit the practices to produce this crop of seeds may have used chemical fertilizers or poisons, any remaining residues on a tiny seed are negligible. I would posit the earthworm test (the quantity of chemical that harms a worm) to consider a minimum volume of synthetic additives to avoid. Tried-and-true varieties grown by our forbearers should not be forsaken because the new-andimproved have appeared. If you grow Black Seeded Simpson These days, even the big-box garden department seed displays options. After several genera tions of breeding using organic methods, a seed variety will have a propensity to thrive when fed naturally. Or should we say crops bred using conventional methods do better when fed chemical salt as a fertilizer? I doubt these mar in next autumns harvest from our very own gardens. Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gar dens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Face book page. Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! Obama The Almighty: His will is to change not only the Constitution, but now, the Bible Amendments and mar riage sacraments will be better for having known Obamas heavy hand (What the fence on almost all vital issues. Lead erlessness brought Jimmy Carter down, Obama down. but when? Friends from the other side An English acquaintance of many political opinions that are consistently Left wing. My intellectual pursuits, my Naval duties, my musical career and my score of professorial years have taken me as far and wide as his plentiful lucre has taken him. He is not the only rich Lefty I have known. Lots of silver-spooned lads were at college when I arrived with my small suitcase, and enough of these guys became friends during our college days. Many have remained close friends through the years. Recently my longtime European pal wrote me chidingly re: my Conservative bent. It occurs to me that, by background, my English pal should be the Conservative, and I, the Liberal. Winston Churchill consigned Liberalism to youth, and Conserva tism to maturity. Ironically, I was always Conservative from the get-go and scorned people had, no matter the particulars. I myself to do what I yearned to do what I have vainly sought is more wisdom and patience. At 91 there is still time for me to shoot for more accomplishments and to make more mistakes more money is not of consequence. At present it seems my English acquaintance chooses as friends only people of his own political ilk. It oc curs to me how lonely my life would Conservative Floridians, former football players, Harvardians, opera singers and all my other such strange species. My Englishman prefers to live in the U.S. rather than his homeland, which fact by inference, leads me to believe that he in some decisive ways prefers the American qualities that are my birthright to those of his own country. My politics as he calls them, are simply my determination to conserve what our great American past has bequeathed us, and I therefore call myself a Conservative without refer ence to political party. I am concomitantly confounded when he chooses to live here when he could live in England or any more at home with his political blokes Therell always be an England as Instilling a sense of reality The last year of World War II, I, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, sat opposite in Williamsburg, Va., the town he had father gave me nothing when I was a kid except for my birthday and Christmas. If either large or small, to complete in order to earn whatever it was I wanted. My friends at school, even at Brown Univer sity, always found it strange that I, the son of the richest man in the world, was not given everything he desired. What my fa ther did give me, of course, was character and a sense of reality things of lasting worth. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. Thomas de Quincey Quickly disabused. Whenever I am confronted with a problem or new idea, I immediately ask, What is the ideal? Why not begin from the ideal? We do not start from that perspective nearly enough, either as individuals or collectively as a people. Robert Browning summed it up so well with, Ah, but a mans reach should exceed his grasp, or whats a heaven for? I so like Brownings prcis; it clearly constructs what human beings can be, which is aspirational. We aspire to be and our only limitations are our imagina tions (oh, and a viable plan, hard work, capital and doggedness). All my readers are intelligent what else could you be so you have quickly determined the ideal are we working? Isnt that always the rub? But not when fantasizing about ones self. My daydreams about myself involve a number of qualities that 1.) I do not pos A quality I do not possess is higher math. I would like to be able grasp in my bones, oh, string theory or quantum mechanics, or how mathematically there might be (yawn) we humans experience. Perhaps, if I really, really applied myself, I might become knowledgably conversant in such matters, but I dont think so. Oh, I can read (and comprehend) a synopsis as well as the next individual, but Im talking about grasping the nuances and the underlying theories. Understanding mathematics for me must be like what a true believer in God must experience. Bot If I were remaking myself, Id add Id have Smokey Robinson eyes (green) and look like myself, only no turkey neck. I could have been a weatherman (a contender) on Channel 6 only Id have But for turkey neck, I could have been one of those happy-smiling TV guys who exist (come alive) for bad weather. But that I could dance like Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. This has been a fantasy guys could do with their feet (and minds). get to Carnegie Hall? Grace, these men had elegance. I was prompted to think about what the ideal male would consist of last week chapbook were 1. Write like Mark Twain things I genuinely value besides relation ships are ideas and writing. Oh, and of course, beauty, music, art, architecture, design and I inwardly laughed when from the recesses of my mind as an ideal for being male. Where did that come from? It came from an appreciation of what so little. I have all her poetry, and has anyone ever so wonderfully captured the humanity (potential) of our species. Pas sionate vignettes of life and what it means to be alive (to think, to feel). To be human. Imperfect as we all are. But my gawd, to dance with Ginger Rogers. Hum it, Im in heaven. Perfec tion. Or, damn near close. 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 Dancing cheek to cheek. Im in heaven. Odds to an end It occurs to me how lonely my life would be if I confined my friendships solely to Conservative Floridians, former football players, Harvardians, opera singers and all my other such strange species. Understanding mathematics for me must be like what a true believer in God must experience. Seedy choices Tom Carey From my garden to yours Pick the perfect variety

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