<%BANNER%>
Winter Park-Maitland observer
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091444/00223
 Material Information
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: 07-26-2012
Frequency: weekly
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
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).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 26271684
lccn - sn 92000170
issn - 1064-3613
System ID: UF00091444:00223

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

Suddenly we are renaming a park based on the votes of a mere 275 people regardless of residency. Page 14Letters to the editor Review: ColibriColibri, which means hummingbird, features superb Mexican cuisine on New Broad Street in Baldwin Park.Page 2 LifestylesMaitlands food truck event celebrates 18 months at Lake Lily, racks up waiting list for truck spots.Page 11 Family CalendarTo celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day, Peterbrooke Chocolatier will give away 100 milk chocolate bars.Page 12 451 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 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 Out with the executive di rector and in with volunteers. The Maitland Chamber of Commerce is struggling to pull and in management follow ing a shakeup in leadership. ber members and the communi was stepping down from her position as executive director of taken over for former Director month. house of cards fell and could mons on fulltime. have the income to support us be operating. ment. the same services and events board members and Chamber ambassadors who have been Other people need and tive. Councilman and presidentmeeting to support the Cham this transitional period. and integral part of the com step up and get creative to help clinics? Those were among a slew of what-ifs explored during Mon sion meeting that sought to decide No decisions were made Monproposal for further review. of opening up the southernmost and a string of business owners and residents spoke up at the meeting in protest. would look after changing busibusinesses from conditional use to permitted use dominated the dis cussion. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERThe Maitland Chamber may have spruced up outside, but inside it was struggling. Park Ave. business talks tabledCash-strapped Chamber lays off new directorISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see ORDINANCE on page 5 The Councils vote increased the proposed millage rate from 3.88, where its been set since 2007, to 3.93. To view the rst draft of Maitlands proposed budget for the 2013 scal year, visit itsmymaitland.com. All Maitland homeowners will receive a mail out from the Orange County Property Appraiser next week including more information on the proposed millage rates. The nal millage rate will be voted on by Council on Sept. 24, with a public hearing held at the prior meeting, Sept. 10. For more information on the Maitland Chamber, visit MaitlandChamber.com where a new version of the website should be launching late next month.SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see CHAMBER on page 3 debated the pros and cons of rais ing the rate in the still-struggling eliminating federal and state lobamong other cuts. little more upfront. percent reduction in their (ad va Please see COUNCIL on page 6Maitland proposes tax increaseSARAH WILSON Observer Staff

PAGE 2

Page 2 that any restaurant that falls into other than better from generations of the same ing Mexican cuisine on New The fact that the dcor is considering its special location thentic and served in such gener with the fact that it is owned and welcoming atmosphere. adding to the authentic tastes. hot, heat) of salsa. called Queso (cheese) Flameado. a melted cheese called Chihuahua (from a region of Mexico with dogs come from there as well. This cheese is topped with mush visit Colibri. Tortilla Oaxaca, black beans and steak and/or chicken breast. Calling this a tor ate and ate till I was full and still had enough to take home for a the simple reason that I love cooked with spices and then marinated refreshing perfect for a warm have the ceviche then as well. dessert of Fried Ice Cream. The secret is that the ball of ice cream before This wonder of nature is then and buried under mounds of whipped cream and chocolate almost The great news is that we expect comes very the fried ice cream). (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 Vote August 14thABOUT JOSE BUSINESS BACKGROUND LEGAL BACKGROUND EDUCATION I will treat everyone with Dignity and Respect! Jose Torroella for Circuit JudgeE R F A IPol. Ad paid for and approved by Jose Torroella for Judge campaign,nonpartisan,Orange & Osceola counties,group 27Visit www.JoseForJudge.com From the Corner TablePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERManager Ricky Galicia shows off Colibris authentic Mexican tacos, which is a recipe thats been used for generations. The Baldwin Park restaurant is family owned and operated. Colibri is all in the family Colibri, which means hummingbird in Spanish, is at 4963 New Broad St. in Baldwin Park. Visit colibriorlando. com or call 407-629-6601. JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff

PAGE 3

Page 3 LAST CHANCE FOR THE GOOD LIFE!rffnf tffbff bbfbffbf fffb fbfffbf ftbfbrfShea Homes at Victoria Gardens is selling out with less than 20 home sites left! TrilogyLife.com/FL | 877.292.4511Discover the ultimate 55+ community: fb ff ffff f tfrbt f bftbfbbfffffffffffbffffb tbffbffffffbrfbbbnftfrfnftfrf frfnftfbfrfffffbffffrf ffbbfbfbffbbbfrfbfffffffrbnffrf bffbffff Tour Our Resort Community and Get a $25 American Express Gift Card If You Bring This Ad In. In charming DeLand, off I-4 exit 116 VG_MaitlandObserver_072612.indd 1 7/24/12 6:54 AM of these struggles will be better and stronger. important that as board members we step up and greet them.Rebuilding its house of cardsThe reason for the restructur mance. mons at the helm until the Taste revenue and provides half the It became obvious a few weeks bling down. coming in. he said the Chamber as of this fall is revamping its membership memberships having them renew Chamber a better look at what its budget holds ahead of time. ing the summer to regroup and come up with a more inventive Taste of Maitland in October the and increased membership drives all designed to increase revenue and value of membership within the Chamber. unknown. speaking for members of the to step up and take on new re sponsibilities. must continue and will continue.CHAMBER | Chamber regroups, plans new website, offers CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Marias done more than she was asked to do. But membership has not increased sufficiently to maintain the staffing cost. Ed Doyle Chamber R&R at The Bistro PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERBusiness after hours hit The Bistro as the Winter Park Chambers event brought locals together to network, rest and relax in the renovated Park Avenue restaurant on July 19.

PAGE 4

Page 4 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Correction The July 19 article Gym expansion brings more cheer misstated Angela Austins status as Winter Park High Schools head cheer coach. She has been the head coach since 1996. Austins sister Candace Guildford of Winter Park Cheer Athletics was part of the WPHS coaching staff, but was not the head coach. WPHS students chosen for Merit ScholarshipsOrange County Public Schools celebrates the an nouncement of nine more 2012 graduates who were chosen as college-sponsored Merit Scholar ship winners. The district has a total of 19 students receiving this honorable academic achievement in 2012. The winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergrad uate study at the institution nancing the schol arship. Xi Ao Zhang, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in civil engineering. Emmanuel Momot, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in engineering. Winter Park families can apply to host international studentsAyusa is looking for American families in the Winter Park area interested in hosting international high school students for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit www.ayusa.org or contact Ellen Barr at 407310-8330. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 933 N. Orlando Ave., introduced its new Bar la Carte Menu. Served ex clusively in the bar, the menu offers guests six all-new satisfy ing dishes available any time. The menu includes Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($15) (pictured); Prime Steakhouse Meatballs ($9); Flemings Original Prime Rib Melt ($16); Filet Mignon Flatbread ($12); Cedar-Roasted Mushroom & Artichoke Flatbread ($11); and Flemings Housemade Burrata ($12). One additional offering, the Prime Burger ($14), is borrowed from Flemings celebrated for $6 til 7 menu. Visit www.emingssteakhouse.com O,R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Services recently acquired the 24,000-sq.ft. building within the I-4 Com merce Center located at 1646 33rd St. for a purchase price of $1,825,000. The building has been vacant since its completion in 2007. BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants launched an easy-touse online ordering system for carryout orders on June 25. To place online orders, go to www.BrioItalian.com and visit the Order Online icon. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Ashley Ringler as its new Events Manager. Ashley, a Winter Park native and graduate of Winter Park High School, earned a degree in event management from the University of Florida. Ashley has worked in event marketing for St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital in Atlanta and most recently as part of Healthy Chef Cre ations in Winter Park. James Cofn recently joined The Balmoral Group as marketing coordinator. ShufeldLowman law rm partners, William R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart, Greg W. Meier, J. Stephen McDonald and Arthur J. (Randy) Ranson III were recently named ve of Florida Trend magazines Legal Elite in the July 2012 issue. Since its founding in 1993, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has never ended its scal year with a nega tive budget balance. On June 30, the professional or chestra balanced its budget again, celebrating its 19th year without a drop of red ink. G R Bridges, a Park Avenue jeweler, has a brand new website: www.grbridgesjewelry.com Rollins College revamped its Mini-MBA 18-week certi cate program with the addition of three new topics. The Crummer Management Program Mini-MBA presents a fast and comprehensive way to update management skills. Visit www.rollins.edu/execed Local Maitland troop adds birthday sparkle to New Hope for KidsMaitland Troop #4513 (ages 1012) helped to decorate the special Birthday space at New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children, 900 N. Maitland Ave., as part of their service and community involvement. The children in the grief program (ages 3-18) are allowed to visit this room on the group session closest to their actual birthday. Each child is allowed to choose one gift for themselves. On July 17, the girl scouts added birthday excitement to the blank space with handmade signs and decorations to create a true celebration feel. Maitland graduate honored for 100cameras nonprotEmily Schendel, (Orangewood Christian School, Maitland, graduate) was awarded the 2012 Time Warner Heiskell Award for Community Service. Emily is a manager for strategic acquisitions, investments and partnerships for HBO. This is Time Warners highest honor for its employees. Emily co-founded and serves as president and nancial director of 100cameras, a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photog raphy and to create positive changes in their communities. 100cameras has sponsored projects in Sudan, New York City and Cuba and is partnering with Samsung and Whole Foods. The group has raised more than $90,000 to aid communities where children are living in poor conditions. Visit 100cameras.org WPHS students selected for paid internships The Bank of America Charitable Foundation selected ve Orlando area high school students to take part in the 2012 Student Leaders program, which awards 225 paid eight-week summer internships at local nonprot organizations. Jeremy Zhang, a rising senior at Winter Park High School, is interning at the East Altamonte Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Elizabeth Moore, also a rising senior at WPHS, is interning at the Joe R. Lee Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Pictured are all of the Orlando-area Student Leaders at the Student Leadership Summit in D.C. (from left): Tina Huang, Jaime Kaplan-Perico, Kamil Fadel, Moore and Zhang. Summer interns learn about real estate industryKelly Price & Company is happy to introduce its summer interns, Ben Fry and Hannah Marshall. In its ninth year, the paid summer internship program features two up-and-coming high school students who have been carefully selected to learn the ropes of the real estate industry. For more information, call 407-6454321 or visit www.KellyPriceAndCompany.com

PAGE 5

Page 5 turned down in the past. Commissioner Tom McMacken said that when enue. around the corner. blaming the owners for the vacancies. agreed. ments there. asked the Commission to look down the road to a neighborhood next door. who wants to walk down a street and look in a chi of that street forever. IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com Introducing the newest Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Baldwin-Fairchild Glen Haven a breathtaking garden lled with beautiful and lasting options for families and individuals choosing cremation.Cremation with remembrance...what a beautiful idea. Glen Haven Memorial Park STEIFor a COMPLIMENTARY TOUR OR INF ORMATION, call (877) 531-6257 or visit BaldwinFairchildC remationI nfo.com.Oaklawn Park Cemetery Offering the Simplicity Plan Give them a place to leave flowers. Give them a place to leave flowers. TOBF_WtParkMaitlandObserv_3colx5.indd 1 7/17/12 3:31 PM ORDINANCE | Business owner cautions not to change law CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEMaitland racers run for their lives PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVERAlan Wells, 49, top left, wins the JCCs Beat the Heat 5k on July 19. April Flynn, 43, top right, won the womens division. Howard Fried and wife Adele nish the race together.

PAGE 6

Page 6 about the packed room in his hometown. people participating in the process. Despite a torrential downpour dur Tallahassee for the event. lot of courage to come out there in front of seat on a business development platform. business versus international titans and his exciting. conservative. politicking than the norm. 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 Save 20% off all Iron Bed & Linen Orders With this adexp 08/31/12 Some straw poll winners (Winners in red) U.S. Representative, District 7 ( Sandra Sandy Adams John MicaState Representative, District 30Scott Plakon Karen Castor DentalState Senator, District 13Andy Gardiner Leslie Waters Christopher PenningtonOrange County School Board, District 6Patricia Fox Sandra Maldonado-Ross Nancy Robbinson Orange County Commission, District 5 ( Gina Duncan Ted Edwards To see the full results, visit http://bit.ly/M7qdcv rfntnb nr brb b bb b b nrr fntbft Considering Cremation?Well discuss: n Red Bug Lake Rd.Oviedo Mall417 TollwayW. State Rd. 426 rbtt to raise it in terms of costs of public noti meeting. left them as the two dissenting votes fataxes. that he was not in favor of raising taxes the time to raise those taxes. home values have decreased and that more. The original proposed increase was set to meet in the middle to make up some COUNCIL | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERWinter Park Mayor Ken Bradley shakes hands with Sen. Andy Gardiner at the Chambers Political Mingle Monday.Mingle packs civic centerISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

PAGE 7

Page 7 This is not another story about a hateful, unprovoked pit bull attack. Rather, it is a story of the unshakable bond between two of its victims: Marie, a 1-year-old medical alert service dog and her beloved companion and disabled friend, 10-year-old Ilse. Ilse was born with cerebral palsy and partial blindness. To complicate matters, at the age of 4, she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy, leaving her parents in fear of prolonged seizures, like the one that left her comatose on March 13, 2011. Despite her medical setbacks, Ilse is a typical pre-adolescent girl. She loves soccer, books about animals, and science is her favor ite subject. Ilse also loves Marie, a golden retriever-mix whos her specially trained medical alert service dog and best friend. Marie has been by her side for the past year. with togetherness. Marie accompanied Ilse everywhere, learning to carry emergency medications, and to recognize pre-seizure indicators to alert the family of oncoming emergencies. Marie was socialized continuously, from regular trips to the nearby Publix, to riding beside Ilse on theme park rides, so she could remain composed and fearless under all types of situations. Marie also slept beside Ilse. She was a best friend, a security blanket and a lifeline who never left Ilse unsupervised. One thats wrapped up in a lovable furry package, her mother, Limaris Sanchez, said. This past March, Marie was given her last test prior to becomanimal. Marie, along with her Ilses family to Miami Childrens Hospital, where Ilses doctors were trying to locate and remove the focal point of her seizures. Marie did not leave Ilses side the entire time, and passed her Unfortunately, Ilses doctors were unable to locate the center of her seizure activity, and the surgery was canceled. While the family was disappointed, worse news lay in wait just around the corner. As they were exiting the hotel elevator to return home, a pit bull turned a quick corner into the path of the unsuspecting family, which included Ilse, her sister Ada, and trainer, Donna. The pit bull latched onto the unsuspecting Marie, who as a golden bred for non-aggression. Maries wounds required immediate medical attention and were treated by the same vets who care for the K-9 units, Limaris said. Though Marie has been physically stitched up, Ilses safety net needs extensive repair through love, re-socialization and re-training, Donna said. Ilse and her parents were hor events, and unfortunately, so was Marie, who is no longer fearless However, Marie has not lost her best friend and constant com panions Ilse and her family. In July the family restarted the training process and Ilses family has become foster parents additional costs. But hundreds of hours of socialization and in struction await them. The family is hoping to locate a kind-hearted sponsor for assistance, Donna said. Earlier this month, Ilse and her family were in New York City Wishes for Kids, a part of Maitlands New Hope for Kids and their award-winning University of Central Florida student team The Wishing Wand, which helped raise the necessary funds. Marie stayed behind for extensive retraining sessions. For a time, Ilse and Marie have switched places, their unshakable bond as strong as ever. Ilse remained composed at a New Hope fundraiser at Mojitos Lounge in late June as Marie struggled to regain her footing, hiding in the background as a crowd milled around the dance Apple, Ilse is on to her next wish, to help Marie feel like top dog once again.Pamela Ruben is an Orlando author, teacher and social action writer. Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 To make a donation on behalf of Ilse and Marie, please send a check to: ABS Dog Services c/o Ilse and Marie, 6335 Brenton Pointe, Orlando, FL 32829 (Visit Absangelsforilse.com for photos) To nd out more about wishes for kids or to make a donation, visit www.newhopeforkids.orgPHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERUnleashed on Park Avenue is now open. The spaces adjoins The Doggie Door and fea tures a wine selection, wine holders, gourmet foods, stemware and other accessories.An unshakable bond a girl and her dogPAMELA RUBEN Guest Writer Unleashing new store Plan your weekend withThe Weekender!This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes.Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" 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

PAGE 8

Page 8 Fredlund Fine Arts Fredlund Fine Arts LLC 1143 Orange Avenue, Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.com Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Parking in rear off MinnesotaFredlund Fine Arts LLC is galleries in Central Florida. Although we specialize in Florida Art, we carry a and animal art. We are a full service gallery offering original paintings, sculptures, prints and framing. Wednesday, July 18 6 to 9 p.m. Meet Peter Pettegrew DENNINGORANGE AVEMINNESOTA FAIRBANKS 1143 ORANGE AVE17-92 The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are just a pair Summer League standings, despite a middling week of games thats left them in a bit of a limbo. After a disastrous week left them teetering just above the Orlando Monarchs (14-16) in the FCSL standings, the Dawgs (19-13) powered ahead with tance between the two. In a solid third place to start the week, the Dawgs were just a game back of the DeLand Suns (20-12) and 1.5 games back from the Leesburg Lightning (21-12). But that solid showing so far hasnt prevented some slip ups along the way. They fell to league straggler Orlando Freedom (6-24) on July 20, mak ing that only the second time theyve lost to the Freedom this season. That game was seemingly in the bag for the Dawgs, who led by 4-0 heading into would never make up as they lost 8-5. It was dj vu on July 21. The Dawgs were solidly ahead of the struggling Sanford River Rats (15-18) with a 6-0 lead heading into the fourth inning. But over the next four innings, they watched the Rats claw their way back with a wild string of rallies that defeat the Dawgs this season. Despite those dark spots, the Dawgs have some stars in their midst. Winter Park High School grad Evan Incinelli leads the league with a 1.50 ERA after eight appearances on the mound. Hes struck out 25 His teammate Cary Baxter has struck out 45 bat ters, leading the league, in just 38.2 innings of work. He holds an ERA of 3.26 in his seven starts. Near the top of the league in strikeouts per in ning, Michael Sylvestri has fanned 32 batters in just 25.1 innings of work. ter, Michael Danner, has been overtaken for the lead in the chase for the batting crown. After a seasonopening tear where he neared a .600 batting aver age, Danner has settled down to .365 to start the week, behind leader Anthony Stewart-Pagani from the Orlando Monarchs, whos hitting .371. But Danner has emerged as one of the leagues best power hitters, with six homeruns making him second in the league, and 23 RBI putting him in the with him, hammering 31 RBI with eight doubles. The Dawgs played the Rats on Wednesday at press time, and will hit the road for a seven-game road trip to close out the regular season. They travel to face the Monarchs at 7 p.m. Thursday, then to Leesburg at 7 p.m. Friday, then DeLand at 7 p.m. Saturday before making their way to Sanford at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dawgs hoping for a repeat appearance in the cham pionship game. Last season they lost 7-5 to Sanford.PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERDoggie Door co-owner Brian Wettstein, top, mans a booth at Bark at the Park night for the Dawgs vs. Rats game on July 21, at Rollins College. Proceeds beneted Pet Rescue By Judy. Dawgs near league lead heading into the playoffsISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff League standings(as of July 23)Leesburg Lightning . . . . . ........... 21-12 DeLand Suns . . . . . . . ................ 20-12 Winter Park Diamond Dawgs . .... 19-13 Orlando Monarchs . . . . . ............ 14-16 Sanford River Rats . . . . . ............ 15-18 Orlando Freedom . . . . . . .............. 6-24 Bark in the park helps needy dogs

PAGE 9

Page 9 July 23 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting July 23. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:Mayors Report the Winter Park Blaze 12 and un der baseball team for their 20112012 season. award was presented to Felix Raudales, Streets Division.Consent Agenda ing were approved. were approved: of Central Florida with Verizon Wireless for mobile communication services contribute to Habitat for Human ity for the purchase of a building lot at 626 W. Comstock Ave. was approved.Action Items Requiring Discussion was set at the current 4.0923 op erating millage and debt service millage at .1051 and .2209 mills. tion was discussed and it was ap process.Public Hearings ter Park: dinance revising the permitted uses along Park Avenue, south of Comstock Avenue was tabled. dinance to amend the Advisory Board Ordinance (establishing the Keep Winter Park Beautiful and Sustainable Advisory Board by combining the Environmen tal Review Board with the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board) was approved with an amend ment. quiet zones was approved. A full copy of the July 23 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Aug. 13, pending ap proval by the City Commission.Household hazardous waste disposalThe city of Winter Park, in partnership with Waste Pro and household hazardous waste dis posal for all city residents Satur day, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Public Works Compound located at 1409 Howell Branch Road, directly behind Fire Sta tion 64. The following items will be accepted: paint is not hazardous waste and when dried out, it can be disposed of with your regular household trash. Paint can be dried out by either leaving the such as saw dust or kitty litter.) ular alkaline batteries can go in trash) sions, VCRs, DVD players, FAX Drugs and prescription medications: scription Reclamation Station in the lobby of the Public Safety Facility located at 500 North Vir ginia Avenue, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Here are some helpful tips for city residency drivers license or utility bill statement. materials in their original con tainers with their original label ing. Unknown items will not be accepted. only be accepted Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Items delivered before or after this time will not be ac cepted. dential use only. No contractors please. Thank you for helping keep the city green and properly dis posing of your household haz ardous waste materials. For ad ditional information, please call 407-599-3364.Community center programs for all agesThe Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New of programs for all ages. Scholarships are available for Winter Park residents that qualify. The types of programs include: sports, enrichment, games or socialization you seek, the com munity center has such a variety of programs to suit your lifestyle and need at various times and days. Please visit the citys web site cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc ing the community center programming or call 407-599-3275.Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on Vimeo.For quite some many years now, the city of Maitland has found itself in various states of transition; changing, amending and updating many of the facets thats made it the quaint home town community it has always been. Half way through the 2012 calendar year now, it is hard to believe that so many things have been accomplished that were only visions and dreams of the years past. We saw our time-honored police department enter its new state-of-the-art building on Fen nel Street at our west side facility and shortly thereafter a new po lice administration took the reins to continue and provide our citys trek into the 21st century. Many alized since then. Following that, attention was given to the next phase of change about to have a new home also. In its old building since the early 1970s, the old building, if it could talk, could tell quite a story from back then as it too was a time of change for the city. Back then, a tion and a new city hall. Wait whats old is new again! Now some 35 years later, here we are again. So history does repeat itself and oh how satisfying this is. So in mid-January of this year, ters building, putting all divi together again under one roof. This hadnt been the case since the early 90s when the FD admin istration, training and life safety services division moved into the old city hall annex building on George Street (it too now gone). So time and progress marched on. Many have wondered and sub new arrangement having now been relocated to the new build ing. The answer is a resounding yes! Members are thrilled and thats largely because of the comers. Many thought it took long and it did take a long time, but the every day. As an example, each week partment has used to the fullest its new conference and training room. In fact just in the month of July alone, the department held held a promotional process for the rank of lieutenant. Also there was the recognition program for new employees, ones recently promot ed and recognitions for special At that most recent gathering, ment members and their families were just some of those in atten dance at the new building. A scant have been looking for some other location in the city to do this. Notable at this ceremony and was to be there and see all of this come to fruition. Why did Chief Hardy have such an interest? He was talking about this new facil ity as the future for the city and the department in the mid-1980s, right before his own retirement. Maitland has always had its vi sions and visionaries! As attendees departed the cer emony, they couldnt help but noof Maitlands move forward the new City Hall. It too had the same rapt attention to needs present today as well as those likely to be needed in the future. It might look like its more than a small city like Maitland would need, but when of how user friendly and green (LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant it really is, everyone will be more Gone are the days of meeting in council chambers down front with one or two other meetings in the back behind curtains all com peting for an environment condu cive to their own needs So as our city enters the last fully prepared and funded for the 2013 year, we can look forward with optimism knowing that our of our residents, permanent and business alike, have all played a role in making Maitland what it truly is according to its mantra A Community For Life. Bart Wright, CFPS Asst. Chief/Administration Maitland Fire Department Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland moves forward Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER VCRs, DVD players, FAX machines, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Public Works Compound:

PAGE 10

Page 10 Calendar JULY 26Learn about the Five Ws of Genealogy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Maitland Public Library. To register, call 407-647-7700.JULY 27The Annual Rummage Sale at Saint Margaret Mary, 526 N. Park Ave., will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri day, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. All proceeds ben et St. Michaels Parish in Jacmel, Haiti. Call 407-6714798 for more information. DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) will hold a Rum Ball at the Winter Park Farmers Market from 7-11 p.m. on July 27. This pirate-themed fundraiser will have food, rum drinks, live music and a silent auc tion. Tickets are $35 at the door or call 407-478-5621. Trinity Preparatory School will host a dance showcase featuring emerging talent at 7:30 p.m. on Fri day, July 27, at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane. The event will fund the dance outreach and education programs that annually impact more than 5,000 underserved youth across Central Florida. General admission is $15 and $12 for students, seniors and military. Call 407-6958366 or visitthecenterfordance.org The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 419 A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the musical Bare, with book, music and lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, from July 27 to Aug. 20. Show times are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations.JULY 28Park Avenue Fashion Week is recruiting Runway Show and Event Participants for the weeklong celebration of fashion and design coming Oct.14-20. Model casting will be held July 28 at the Winter Park Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit parkavenuefashionweek. com Come learn about basic landscape painting with Dorene Butler on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. Please register by calling 407-647-7700.JULY 29The Food Truck Bazaar stops at Full Sail University, 141 University Park Drive, from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. There will also be a free live performance by the Rock N Roll Chorus. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Come to LCC Anderson Dovilas Haitian Cultural Mu sic & Poetry on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. A poetry writing class will follow from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Register by calling 407647-7700. Music at the Casa is a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and coming performances are July 29 featuring Catherine Way Solo Harp and The Maple Leaf Trio on Aug. 5. Visit AUG. 2The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Ser vice Center of Central Florida will host free womens safety awareness classes for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. The classes will be on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the police department, 500 N. Virginia Ave. Call 321 AUG. 4The Center for Contemporary Dance will present Healthy Body Image through Effective Communication, a free workshop for young dancers (ages 9-15) and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 1-3 p.m. Call 407-695-8366 to register. Visit thecenterford ance.org Winter Park Public Works Compound will have a household hazardous waste disposal from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/events/search for turnstilemediagroup.com Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno Serves: 23 lasagna noodles, cooked 3/4 cup marinara sauce shredded 6 tablespoon Parmesan, grated 1 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce 4 1/2 cup meat sauce (or Bolognese sauce) 6 tablespoon Parmesan, grated Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a greased baking dish, place 1 lasagna noodle. Top with 2 tablespoon of marinara, and then top followed by 2 tablespoon of of Parmesan cheese, and another lasagna noodle. Place 1/4 cup of Alfredo sauce, 3/4 cup of meat or Bolognese sauce, 2 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and the third Lasagna noodle. Place the remaining cheese, and then 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on top. Bake in oven at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbling on top.*Ricotta Mix1 pound ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to tasteRecipe courtesy of BRIO Tuscan Grille JULY 31: Half-off BRIO lasagna BRIO Tuscan Grille in Winter Park Village will pay tribute to National Lasagna Day by offering its Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno (pictured), originally priced at $17.65, for $8.83 on Tuesday, July 31. Lasagna Day reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 407-622-5611. JULY 26: Design Studio 15 opens Design Studio 15, a professional interior design rm spe packages and green design, will mark the opening of its new Winter Park ofce with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 26, from 5-8 p.m. Design Studio 15 is located at 433 W. New England Ave., Suite E. For more information, visit designstudio15.com or call 407-960-5943. The businesses, organizations and individuals below have chosen to support your local Chamber of Co mmerce again in 2012 by renewing their membership. Please join us in thanking them for their investment in our community the next ti me you shop, eat, or call on their place of business. Meet Orange Countys New Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins Monday, August 6, 2012 Winter Park Welcome Center 11:30 a.m.: Registration & Networking 12p.m.: Lunch & Program $20 Members / $25 Non-Members RSVP by August 3 at www.winterpark.org. In honor of back to school season, please bring a school supply donation for A Gift for Teaching. For more information on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, our members, or upcoming events, visit us at the Winter Park Welcome Center, call (407) 644-8281 or log on to www.winterpark.org. Thank you for your continued annual support! 1-800-GOT-JUNK? ADT Fire & Security Annie Russell Theatre Claret Cosmetics Easter Seals Florida Edwards Financial Services, Inc. Fidelity National Title of Florida, Inc. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Freedom Ride, Inc. Hazen and Sawyer Kirby Rentals, LLC Shula's Steak House at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort The Village At Lake Lily Vasallo Sloane, P.L. Wendy Anderson, P.A. Woof Gang Bakery of Winter Park 5+ Years David A. May, P.A. MLV Mediation Services Smart City Soco Interiors 10+ Years Bailey's Coffee Service, Inc. Battaglia Group Comfort Suites Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando Winter Park Village, A Casto Property 15+ Years Barnie's CoffeeKitchen GrayRobinson, PA Orange County Classroom Teachers Association 20+ Years Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Orange County Regional History Center 25+ Years Orlando Business Journal Winter Park Public Library 30+ Years American Lock & Door Specialists Winter Park Veterinary Hospital 35+ Years Burr & Forman, LLP 40+ Years Bank of America Chamber Trustees are listed in blue Denotes Park Avenue Area Association membership

PAGE 11

Page 11 Lifestyles Windows were propped open to alleviate the blistering Au fought back out. Hats were fan ning sweaty faces and heels sunk old wood chapel, as Rev. Mitchell Dawkins went to the pulpit. It was not sturdy by any means, but he stood and preached to six he were preaching to hundreds. As Harriet James recalls it, Pastor Dawkins preached from his heart After 20 years time, the New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in West Winter Park has a new building, a congregation of about 200 members and its pastor, Dawkins, has been recognized as the latest International Knights of Alberta prize honoree. With the humanitarian honor comes $2,000 that the New War ner Chapel received on Tuesday, July 17, to better its own parish and inspire others. The New Warner Chapel opened its doors in 1935. Dawkins explained that like most churches in the s and s, it was a thriv ing church but, like with most things, people came and people went. New Warner Chapel there were three members; a 77-year-old, an 84-year-old and another member who was in her mid-70s. The original wood chapel stood where New Warner Cha pels gravel parking lot is now and was, in the words of James, dilapidated. James, who followed Dawkins ministry to New Warner Chapel, Chapel on Aug. 31, 1992. He had a vision when he walked into that church, she said. He saw red and white and we saw dingy and torn rugs and our heels were go Dawkins wife, Melanie Dawkins, admitted that she couldnt see life in the church originally when they arrived, but that the Lord allowed him to see life. Thats when New Warner Chapels new congregation of 11 members hit the streets to spread the word. Dawkins own chil dren would go door to door in the community to invite people to come to their church services. And Dawkins would preach and preach and people continued to come. As the church grew, it began a large outreach program. Every Sunday for the past 20 years, the church has brought people from the Coalition for the Homeless to their site at the corner of Com stock Avenue and Capen Avenue. Members give them a free haircut, a free meal and donated clothing. The church now has several outreach programs that help the families in their congregation to send their kids back to school each year, to promote the sanctity of marriage among their younger members and to witness to the community. [New Warner Chapel] has munity, James said, a striking Melanie explained it as, We knew that if we helped people that they would come. We saw a need in the community, we hit the ground running and we mentored everyone that we could mentor. Pastor Dawkins had a vision. James recounted how he would stand at the pulpit in the old wood chapel and look out the back win dow of the building to the empty lot next to it and say, I see red and white. A few years after ar riving at New Warner Chapel, a building fund was started, and in 2000, the church moved into its new building in the lot just next to the original one. The building is red and white with red stainedglass windows. Dawkins said the church has had its up and downs but they al ways get through it. In June the New Warner Cha pel was broken into. Computers, a sound system, printers, copiers and other electronics were stolen. Like most things, it hurt, Dawkins said. But for some strange reason, when things hap pen to Christians, we get closer together when things get bad. James credited Dawkins for getting the church through the painful experience. His continued prayer gave him strength, which gave the members of the church strength. The stolen items were retightened on New Warner Chapel. He kept that faith and kept that strength and he would tell us this too shall pass, James said. And with the passing of just a month after the break-in, Dawkins received the I.K.A Prize honor and the church received $2,000. Melanie said she was thankful for the perfect timing of the funds after having to replace everything. New Warner Chapel will now be fully able to provide its planned outreach programs. When extra funds come in like this, it is an opportunity for us to give back to the community, she said. I.K.A. Prize spokesman Will Graves said that he felt for the en tire parish and the struggles that it has been through. Graves was the man who nominated Dawkins and the New Warner Chapel for the honor. Dawkins has high hopes on the horizon for New Warner Chapel. of the New Warner Chapel build ing on Tuesday after Graves pre sented the church with the $2,000 check, his face lit up with a wide smile as he talked about the fel lowship hall, classrooms and school that he saw in New Warner Chapels future. Unlike that hot day 20 years ago, James can see the vision too. Its gonna bless the neighborhood even more. This church, Warner Chapel, will blossom out. Its gonna be beautiful, James said. This year the March of Dimes Central Florida Division will honor nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, by hosting its rst-ever Nurse of the Year awards. Kicking off with nomination process on July 2nd, co-workers, supervisors, and other health professionals can nominate registered nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nursing profession has played a key role in the history and success of the March of Dimes dating back to our founding in 1938. March of Dimes salutes and recognizes nurses in their leadership and service in the health care community The Nurse of the Year awards will be presented in 15 categories during an evening celebration at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Nurses who work in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties who demonstrate excellence in providing care, comfort, and support to patients can be nominated in the following categories: Advance Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certied Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Psychotherapist Clinical / Academic Education Made signicant contributions in clinical nurse education, professional development, and have advanced research, theory generation and the development of nurses at entry level, graduate level and doctoral Community / Mental Health / Ambulatory Care Public health, clinic, ofce and other ambulatory care settings and/ or school health, transplant coordinators, mental health, parish and correctional nursing. Critical Care / Surgical Services Special procedures, Perioperative, Preoperative, Interventional radiology, Day surgery, Catha Lab, OR, PTCA,PACU, OR, NICU, PICU and Endoscopy. Emergency/Trauma Flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, and telephone triage, pediatric ER and ER Hospice / Home Health / Palliative Care Inpatient/ outpatient hospice settings, nursing homes, health care settings, specialty long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and acute rehabilitation Leadership / Executive An entrepreneur, researcher, consultant, CNE, CNO, VP, Administrative Director or Department Director Leadership / Managers Demonstrate exceptional leadership in management in patient care, including general medical/ surgical or specialty unit areas that function in staff leadership roles. Medical / Surgical Nurse who is dependent upon specialty for either category; medical, surgical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, adult and pediatric Pediatric / Adolescent Health Nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, pediatric oncology Quality / Risk and Case Management / Care Coordination Nurse advocate for patient admissions to specialty units/ programs, perform assessments, performance improvement, quality management, risk management, informatics, patient advocate and patient safety Rising Star Nurse who within the rst 2 years of practice exemplify outstanding caring, leadership and professionalism Student Nurse / under graduate Student enrolled in a nursing preparatory program showing great promise Student Nurse / graduate Student enrolled in a graduate nursing program or nurse enrolled in a graduate program in a related discipline (e.g., MPH) showing great promise. To nominate a nurse, visit marchofdimes.com/orida and complete the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is September 4, 2012. After a nomination is received, an application packet will be sent to the nominee for completion. The Selection Committee will review blinded applications and reserve the right to consolidate or change categories without notice. The Nurse of the Year is sponsored by FloridaMD, East Orlando Sun, Seminole Voice, Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Baldwin Park Living Magazine. For additional information on the event, please contact Betty Stuart at 321.274.8615 or estuart@marchofdimes.com. Notice to Patients Winter Park Urology-East 7806 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 106 Orlando, Fl 32822Effective July 2, 2012 the Winter Park Urology East Orlando location will be closed. To ensure continuity of care, Julio C. Gundian, MD, David H. Jablonski, MD, Javier Miller, Jr., MD, and Inoel Rivera, MD will continue seeing patients at the Waterford Lakes location at 11317 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 100, Orlando FL 32825. Patient medical records will be transferred to the Waterford Lakes location at the address listed above, To schedule an appointment, please call 407.658.7631.Notice to Patients PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVERRev. Mitchell Dawkins of New Warner Chapel accepts a check for $2,000 from International Knights of Alberta spokesman Will Graves.Pastors vision comes aliveREBECCA MALES Observer Staff New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church is located at 753 W. Comstock Ave. in West Winter Park. Call 407-644-3233 or visit www. newwarnerchapelpbc.org

PAGE 12

Page 12 Food trucks are so popular these days that to the Orlando scene, Maitlands Food Truck miered 14 months ago. Every Wednesday night from 6 to 9 p.m., up to nine large four-wheeler trucks will take grills and start serving fresh food to the hun gry Maitland community. Just feet away from the trucks, a cluster of picnic tables surrounds a live mu sic performance by the Performing Arts of Maitland. Everything is more organized since regular to the event. her husband, Bob, for the last few months. park closer to each other. This makes it easier to browse foods that can be anything from spicy pork tacos to red velvet cupcakes. And since each trucks menus are always changing, there are always new foods to choose from. But most trucks have a loyal following. We always stop at the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck on our way out, Jan said. The featured trucks are Melissas Chicken S Brisket, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and Cafe guest truck that remains unannounced to keep it a surprise for attendees. Big Wheel Provisions started doing busi ness just weeks before Maitlands Food Truck Caf began and has been a regular ever since. Big Wheel Provisions chef Erik Gilbertson said that the business has grown in part due to the popular ity of the event. Coming here has been one of the most con sistently busiest nights of our week, Gilbertson said. It was the owners of the Yum Yum Cupcake tlands community events coordinator, with the idea to start Food Truck Caf. At the time, Smith had already noticed the food truck craze So I thought lets see how this will work here it may just be for a little bit, Smith Originally the event had taken place every Tuesday night but, due to limited parking at the civic center, it was changed to Wednes day night when more parking at the pared to the regular eight there are today. Each truck pays $42 to rent their spot every Wednesday night. This money, Smith says, goes toward covering the costs of the event such as main tenance work. The city only makes the event each week. Less is more, Smith said of her small but packed list of trucks. Her waiting list for guest spots is cur rently booked through September. With less trucks, each one can actually 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. The event runs every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Maitlands Lake Lily, 701 Lake Lily Drive Maitland, 32751. Parking is limited. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more information.PHOTOS BY JENNIFER PRITCHARD THE OBSERVERMobile gourmet enthusiasts ock to dine at the Food Truck Cafe, which is held every Wednesday night at Lake Lily.Food Truck Caf here to stayJENNIFER PRITCHARD Observer Staff JULY 26 Park will feature The Great Muppet Caper from 8-10 p.m. on Thurs day, July 26. This event was rained out on July 12. Gather friends, grab a blanket, and enjoy classic family lms once a month under the stars in Winter Parks Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of 629-1088 for more information. There will be an end-of-the-summer slumber party on Thursday, July 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mait land Library. Call 407-647-7700.JULY 28National Milk Chocolate Day is Saturday, July 28. To celebrate the allthings-sweet holiday, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 300 S. Park Ave., will give away 100 milk chocolate bars beginning at 10 a.m. Additionally, one lucky guest will walk away with a years worth of free chocolate.AUG. 4 Aug. 3-5, Orlando Fashion Square is hosting a Kids Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4, during regular mall hours. For more information, call 407-896-1132.AUG. 9 Park will feature Babe at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Gather friends, grab a blanket, and enjoy classic family lms once a month under the stars in Winter Parks Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of 629-1088 for more information.AUG. 18Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center on select dates. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Track Shacks 21st Annual Celebration of Running 5k will be on Sat urday, Aug. 18, at the Orlando Sci ence Center Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St. The 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., the Healthy 100 Kids Run will begin, and awards will be given out at 9 a.m. This is the and walking races. For more infor mation, visit trackshack.comONGOING KidFest Summer Movies series offers free weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends. The sunsational sched ule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, continues through Sunday, Aug. 5. org/festivals/kidfest The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to attend the Sixth Annual Target Family The atre Festival in Loch Haven Park from now through Aug. 5. The festival features performances by Grammynominated Brady Rymer and the Lit tle Band That Could, Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds, Pirate School! and Nels Ross. All of the shows are free, with the The Brand New Kid ($10). Visit or landorep.com or call 407-896-7365. turnstilemediagroup.com

PAGE 13

Page 13 Now through Aug. 5 The Target Theatre FestivalThe Orlando Repertory Theatre (the REP) partners with Target to present the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival on July 28 and 29 in Loch Haven Park. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The festival features face painting, puppets, masks, the Orlando Philharmonics instrument petting zoo, balloon artists, games and more. The party is free. On additional dates will be free performances by Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could; Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds; Pirate School!; and Nels Ross. Katie Courics The Brand New Kid and the Youth Academy produc $10 and $15 respectively. All shows take place at the Orlando Repertory Theatre at 1001 E. Princeton St. in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Call 407-896-7365 for tickets, dates and times. Now through Aug. 5 Enzian Kidfest means free lmsMovie lovers of all ages may enjoy an exceptional selection of family-friendly movies ranging from silent comedy classics to popular favorites at Enzians annual Kidfest Summer Movies Series. With movies as varied from Steven Spielbergs 1980s classic The Goonies to Robert Zemeckis trail-blazing fusion of animation and live-action in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? the screenings are free on weekdays, and $5 on weekends. The sched ule, sponsored by Disney World, continues through Aug. 5 at the Enzian at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. in Maitland. Call 407-629-1088, ext. 302, or visit Enzian.org July 27 to Nov. 25 Mad Science at MOFA There are several openings this Friday, July 27, at the Mu seum of Florida Art in DeLand. They include the paintings of Purvis Young, a series of photographs by Barbara Neijna, and the most interesting of the lot (upstairs) in works by Kyle and Jim Jipson that the two artists are calling Mad Science. Kyles work is drawn from the news of natural disasters and catas trophes, using broken toys and other found objects as potential explanations for the destruction. Familiar to the Central Florida art scene for years, Kyle has included a large new painting that is nothing short of a masterpiece, and that painting alone is worth the trip to DeLand. Jim Jipsons think, feel and experience life with the Mad Scientist showing up in three amazing boxes. The boxes project beautiful moving images in ways that most of us will never understand, so its best to simply enjoy the trail of images he has created. MOFA is located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Call 386-734-4371 or Aug. 3-26 Mad Cow Theatre times twoThe Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando invites us to leave the heat of August and step inside their intimate theaters for both of which open on Aug. 3 and run American classic Twelve Angry Men set on an August night in the deliberation room to decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father. The men must face themselves, their biases and their sense of justice know ing the life or death of the young man hangs in the balance. The second is Billy Bishop Goes to War about an unlikely hero (the worst student in the Royal Military College) who goes on to become the most-decorated ing Corps in World War I. Both funny and poignant, the play and the front lines of battle. This two-man show features a piano player who accompanies Billy as he regales the audience with tales of war while introducing us to the characters he met along the way. Mad Cow Theatre is at 105 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. Call 407-297-8788, ext.12, or visit madcowtheatre.com Aug. 4 through Oct. 28 Jimm Roberts PhotographyFor more than 30 years, Orlando-based photographer Jimm Roberts captured Floridas most accomplished personali ties in portraiture. The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) will share a collection of Roberts portraits in the exhibit Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits: Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers in Florida by Jimm Roberts on view through Oct. 28. Roberts traveled throughout Florida to meet, photograph and interview prominent artists living in the state. Among the notable artists and authors featured in the exhibit are Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Annie Dillard and Alison Lurie. The OMA is located in Orlandos Loch Haven Park at 2416 N. Mills Ave. Call 407-8964231 or visit omart.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be 407-522-3906. Which line gives you the best chance fo r su ccess? According to paycheckforlife.com three Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT.Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Index. Historical perform anc e o f the S&P 5 00 I ndex should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. Hypothetical Income Rider Value assumes a 7% annual rate of return for income purposes. Illustration values represent gross returns. Assumed annuity rates and actual historical prices of the S&P 500 Index were used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. ONE SHOTYou only have at retirement will fall60% of Americans short. Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 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! MOONRISE KINGDOM Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 6:30 only KidFest Film SeriesCult Classics O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? Tue 9:30 SPIRITED AWAY Sun 1:00 Tue 3:00 THE GOONIES Sat 1:00 FLY AWAY HOME Wed 3:00 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Thurs 3:00

PAGE 14

Page 14 Opinions Im only slightly joking when I tell people I believe we have a saint who exists among us in Central Florida. But its only this past weekend that I realized how much Ive been selling her short in that description. I started hearing about Pet months after we moved to Winter Judy Sarullo was in September of 2009 when my partner and I were helping launch Winter Park Lost Pets and went on a visit to her facility with the sites founder, Shel ley Heistand. I remember how Judy stopped and interacted with each dog as we walked about, often touching them through fencing, cages. I also remember how we ended up leaving with an English bulldog named Emmy, fostering her. I see that saint quality in Judy more than ever now. But this past weekend, at Pookies Pet Nutriin the Park event, I asked how she does it all and she responded, Dont forget, Im an Italian from New York so weve got a lot of get-up-and-go. I cant help but always ready to take on the next challenge. She later admitted, curse under my breath. Theres sometimes now that we have to say no because were so full with animals and were trying our best but everyone I see that I cant take. I just cry because its heartbreaking to see the condi tions and the cruelty. (Her voice spikes) It seems like the cruelty is worse now than what Ive seen over the years. Maybe its a sign of the times, but theyre treating them worse and worse and abus ing them more and more. Theres no excuse for that. She continued, There are so many animals with the economy, were getting killed. People losing their jobs, their homes, theyre abandoning animals, so were getting more in now than we ever have. When they come in they have no clue; theyre like people cry. They dont know whats happening to them. Why did my family leave me? They dont understand. And some people just leave them in houses, in apartments, on the streets and thats really unjust. When things are good, you can rely on most anyone. When the chips are down in life, it takes special people with special gifts, amazing fortitude. In such a time, youd do well to have someone like Judy Sarullo on your side. Judy is that type of person, and is surely surrounded by so many others. I see photos of abandoned dogs online, ones so horribly abused you wonder if a person trauma, and I go to pieces. Judy perseveres, does what needs to be done to help. I ask her if others have referred to her as a saint and after a brief hesitation she says, Some people say Im a saint, but some say Im a devil and thats OK. people love me, but some people dont like me. Its OK. I can handle it. This evening at the ballpark I meet Stephen Bacallao, whos been volunteering with Judy for seven years and is the organizations treasurer and bookkeeper. They talk for a bit as I listen, and I sense as well as he surely knows her now, he still has a bit of awe for this woman who, at 108 pounds, is often out at very late and very early hours rescuing animals. Judy is all about the animals, he said. Everything that she does, everything its all about rescuing the animals, getting them the best care pos sible, and re-homing them so that we can go on and rescue the next animal. He said from their animals placed each year, Judy has helped place 60,000 animals in the groups 20 years. Judy is quick to thank her volunteers (up to 200 at any time), foster families (50 to 60), and veterinarians who help make the operation work. She mentions of Vista Lakes and Chickasaw Trail Animal Hospital, Drs. Scholl and Mealey. Ive been with Dr. Scholl for 20 years, she adds. If it wasnt for Dr. Scholl, I wouldnt be here today. Shes absolutely phenomenal. She also mentions the Seminole Country Harley Owners Group (SCHOGS), money. Stephen tells me Judy will remember an animal before she remembers the person. It happens all the time. She recognizes them, but as soon as you mention the animal, she remembers everything. And you know that because there will be something only does she remember the pets, but the pets remember her. I ask Judy if theres one that stands out over the years, expecting time needed to consider, but get a quick response. Her eyes widen and she says Massey. She explains, Massey was rescued by Massey Pet Control in Maitland. He was outside in the bushes. He was pure white. He was starved to death, so all the wonderful employees there were trying to give him their lunch, give him some food but they bulldog. And they called us, and we drove out there and got him, put him in the car and drove him to Dr. Rubenstein who kind of pronounced him half dead and I said, no, hes not going to die. So, we gave him liver and vegetables and vitamins and lots of love and care, and antibiotics and got him on his feet and thank God my Tony Tony and John came and took him even though they pits, but they took him into their home and that was their love for four years, but unfortunately our Massey passed away a couple of weeks ago. Theyre devastated as all of us are because he was just the most wonderful, loving dog in the world. And he taught a lot of people that pit bulls are abso lutely loving animals and that we have to get rid of the stigma that pit bulls are bad. Its just bad people who make bad dogs. Tony Scelzo, of Tony and John, was nearby as Stephen continued the story and Judy doted on another dog. John explained they had a Christmas dinner and they invited Judy and so she came over, hadnt seen Massey in a while. As soon as she walked in the door Massey immediately recognized Judy and went over. story, And he just jumped up into her arms licking her face like crazy and there wasnt a dry eye in the house. Its like my God, that dog did not forget what she did for him. For him, and 60,000 others, for a community.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 ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter.Clyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkLetters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Raw Health Park! Its simple, nourishing and irresistible for your pet. Raw Health follows the philosophy of feeding raw by using species-appropriate formulas with simplied ingredients. Raw Healths cat and dog formulas are produced in small batches under strict quality-control protocols and lab tested for pathogens. Production of our dog formulas occurs in a 35-degree environment, using Premium USDA-Approved meats and fresh parsley, sweet potatoes and squash, with Icelandic kelp and alfalfa added to round out the nutrition. Our cat formula is all meat and a small amount of sh, leaving out the vegetables since cats digestive systems cannot process vegetable matter as they are true carnivores. Taurine requirements are met since raw meat contains taurine as well as concentrated amounts contained in our chicken heart ingredient. Its available at Pookies Bakery. Pet Rescue by Judy has moved 11 times over the years and is looking forward to a new forever home in the near future. The new buildings are old and they are seeking volunteers, including contractors, painters and others to help renovate the buildings. They have estimated a total of $250,000 will be needed on top of their yearly needs of around half a million. If youd like to volunteer or donate, please visit www.petrescuebyjudy.com. Theres could use your help.New zoning will destroy Avenues atmosphereThe Park Avenue zoning change is not good for Winter Park. We want shops along the Avenue that bring in consumers real estate agents can operate tions. This change will destroy the atmosphere of Park Avenue. I question if our commissioners are trying to help Winter Park or just play to a few supporters. Don Thompson Winter Park Undergrounding is not worth $83 millionYour headline in the July 12 Observer (Undergrounding nearly half done) was factually correct, but misleading. From reading the headline you would think that the city had removed half of the overhead lines and installed underground lines. In fact, as stated in the article, the city has spent $14.5 million and has removed and installed 11 percent of the lines. It is a noble cause to have all of the lines underground, but is it worth in excess of $83 million more? The underground lines the city has installed have been lines on the street with little or no house services. On the back lot lines, you not only have trees, but the residence will have to convert their overhead services to underground. If the residence is not willing to convert, a pole will have to be set, and the underground line run up the pole. An alternative would be for the city to pay for the underground service conversion. If the city wants to spend $83 million, I would rather spend it on expanding their waste water lines into residential areas for use in irrigating lawns. It will be a cold day in hell before they do that. Mr. Marion W. Gilliam Winter Park Congrats to mayor for MLK designationI want thank Mayor Kenneth Bradley for the courage and commitment it took to see his vision to fruition (Re: Park to be renamed after MLK published June 13). I also thank you for the opportunity to serve on the (MLK) task force. The renaming of Lake Island Park to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park is in keeping with the citys motto of creating unity in the commu nity. The attitudes encountered during this process only keep communities divided and slow down progress. I congratulate you, Mayor Bradley, and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rev. John D. Williams, Sr. Via wmpobserver.comPark renaming political move by the mayorTalk about pandering for the black vote (Re: Letters to the editor published July 3, Thoughts on renaming Lake Island Park after Dr. King). For goodness sake, be honest and show real leadership in Winter Park, not sycophantic voting. There are well-known and unknown heroes throughout our nations his tory that have made tremendous and all of them have earned our respect and gratitude. But now, suddenly, in 2012, we are renam ing a park based on the votes of a mere 275 people regardless of residency as if nobody has recognized Dr. King until this City Commission came along. Really? Who authorized the survey and why now? And this cost us how much money? I will be skipping the photo opp for the always self-aggrandizing Mayor Bradley a/k/a His Majesty the King and will continue calling this park Lake Island as I wait for true leadership in this city. Bonnie Jackson Via wpmobserver.com Judy Sarullo A saint among us

PAGE 15

Page 15 Plants are not about feeding us. Their only intention is to spread their seeds as widely as possible. To that end, plants use animals to consume their fruit to disseminate their genetic legacy. Consider how far most plant varieties have traveled to become naturalized in our agricultural sphere. We may think that grow ing an orange tree in our front yard will provide the family with sweet and nutritious citrus for years to come, but in reality, we are unintentionally proliferating Sapindales Rutaceae Aurantioideae Citreae all the way from Southeast Asia to the North American continent. Most fruit crops are perennials and will have a substantial leadtime until production begins. This long-term investment must be managed against the numer ous risks pending against any landscape endeavor, including insects and disease pests plus irrigation, fertility, sunlight, spac ing and zoning considerations. I have too many times suc cumbed to the temptation of growing tropical, cold-sensitive fruits to continue repeating the same mistakes. Urban heat islands in Central Florida can snap hovers right at freezing, but my garden on the fringe of development is always a few de grees colder. Papaya or bananas many of the tropical tree fruits would be exposed to environmental issues for far too long to take this gamble. The quickest results would be expected from strawberry plants. They are purchased bare-root in autumn, planted to grow through the winter, produce a harvest in the spring, and are disposed of in the summer. Their fruit is susceptible to numerous pests, making them a high-maintenance crop for the expected harvest. Commercially available strawberries have an elevated strong contemplation from a home grower. Blueberries are native to our area, require almost no pest controls, tolerate drought and lend themselves to the edible landscape requirements of most homeowners associations. South ern high-bush types produce a harvest in late spring. Select several varieties to extend the available harvest season. Although everyone loves blackberry fruit, I personally hate growing this plant. It spreads by underground runners, invading any terrain. The brambles are legendary, especially noted by our friend, Brer Rabbit. Birds love berries of most types, but avian thievery. Low-chill peach, apple and pear varieties will grow for us with appropriate attention. When the peaches come in, harvest quickly as the fruit spoils almost immediately. I do not have any personal experience with apples or pears, but the University of Florida has plenty of recommendations.Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sun James Madison said, Reliance upon the virtue of the American people is our Mr. LucrativeI heard recently of a public school teacher who made $250,000 a year and retired on a permanent pension of $177,000. (I should have taught where he did!)Cuts preserve futureThe future of the American family depends upon slashing the presidents enormous spending. His present expenses are not sustainable.Dangers of desireWhen I was a kid in high school, I heard a lecture on the dangers of sexual desire. Both the guy I was sitting with and I had much less knowledge about sex than we admitted to each other, and we tried to ho-hum our way through the lecture. I never forgot the experience of that evening, or the way that the lecturer missed the point of where danger really lay. For example, at that time, I had a strong desire for a 4-year-old Ford convertible, but no way to get it. If I had gotten it, thats where the danger would have started for me, my family and who knows who else. I am not going to elaborate by making a comparison between a Ford and a real live girl. Ill just say, Think of it as much as you like that wont hurt you.Repulsed by bullghtsHaving read Tom Leas The Brave Bulls, and much of Hemmingways Mexico where the bull was not brave and seemed to be in a mood to graze in a pasture. Later on in southern France and and was, each time, more repulsed by the attract the permanent interest of a person of humanity and feeling.Whats in a name? Married people often call each other myself at any given time calling my wife: Joy-boy, Honey-bunny, Darling-pie, or even Joy-boy Roney-balony if the occasion somehow warrants such elabora tion. I sometimes even lapse into German with baby-lein. Inasmuch as her name is simply Joy, there is no sane explanation for my foolishness. When I write about her I use b.w. meaning beautiful pie-pie, Ludie, Ludie-pie, Lover-pie, or Sweetie-pie. Of course, we never use any of these names when we are in the bank or with our taxman! If you and your mate dont have any special names for each other, is that a good sign or a bad one?Hows the middle class?How good has Obama been for the middle class? There are reportedly 8.2 ployed (the real number is probably closer to 12 percent or more). Obama promised less than 6 percent within his He has accomplished little if anything in helping the middle class? Much to the contrary. Handouts are reportedly far too easy to come by these days. Did I under stand that one in four families is on food stamps?!Depending on free foodThe Department of Agriculture is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Our national parks ask us: Please Do Not Feed The Animals. The reason for the policy is that animals will grow dependent on handouts, and wont look out for themselves. Thus ends todays lesson.About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Ive had two recent Facebook exchangplanning and handiwork everywhere. Its simply a canard to me. We were just go seeing themselves as agents of Gods handiwork. George Zimmerman, the selfappointed neighborhood protector (as well as judge and executioner), attributed his killing of Trayvon Martin as being a part of Gods plan. This presents, to me, the rich dichotomy of seeing Gods work in all that per sonally touches us. It is sweet that your beautiful, righteous and inspirational. But an innocent lad has a hole blown in his chest because he is black and suspicious. That, too, is Gods plan? Or, last weeks Colorado movie massacre? My normal response is one of incredulity. How can anyone rationally rejoice in Gods handiwork in the intricate, complex wing, yet dismiss Zimmermans brutality as not attributable to the same source. I miss the disconnect. Before considering free will, Id like my more clear-thinking believers in a personal God to explain the following: Go back to a time before anything has yet been created. God in His omniscience and omnipotence knows all that ever was and all that will ever be. He knows the last gust of wind that will land Columbus in the New World and that in less than 100 years, most of the uncomprehending native populations will be wiped out by disease and many survivors will be enslaved. God knows that during the Vietnam War, napalm will drop and melt My question is, having all this horror in mind, why not tweak humanity ever so slightly? Why not take a little of the brute out of the beast? Youre designing the cog (humans) to be key in your intricate wheel of life. Why not put more humanity in humans? Arguably, why not put more of yourself in your ultimate product? Hmmm? The counter argument is always the same. Its a two-part response. We, as mere mortals, cannot know the mind (intentions) of God and human beings were given a free will. For the sake of this seriously question the cause (the Creator) because of the murderous impact of His creation. But free will? Ive never subscribed to this argument because, as limited as my mind is, if I were tackling the task of creating a species from scratch and knew exactly the beast I was creating, Id still include free will but with a whole hell of a lot more humanity, too. Less brute in the beast. But now even free will is suspect. Im reading an unsettling new book by Sam Harris titled Free Will. According to Harris, People are mistaken in believ ing that they are free in the usual sense. I claim that this realization has consequences good ones, for the most part. Consciousness is literally separate from other brain functions. Science demonstrates that the brains motor cortex, for example, is active prior to a person deter mining to (willfully) move. Also, we are all products of our genetic make up and all the a priori events forming our lives. This discussion on free will is just beginning. Please, freely join in. God willing?Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Louis Roney Play On!Chris Jepson PerspectivesLess brute in the beast Let me call you something or other Tom CareyFrom my garden to yours My question is, having all this horror in mind, why not tweak humanity ever so slightly? Why not take a little of the brute out of the beast? Youre designing the cog (humans) to be key in your intricate wheel of life. Why not put more humanity in humans? Fruits of our labors Blueberries are native to Florida

PAGE 16

Page 16

PAGE 17

Page 17

PAGE 18

Page 18

PAGE 19

Page 19

PAGE 20

Page 20

PAGE 21

Page 21

PAGE 22

Page 22

PAGE 23

Page 23

PAGE 24

Page 24

PAGE 25

Page 25

PAGE 26

Page 26

PAGE 27

Page 27

PAGE 28

Page 28 Meet singles right now!No paid operators, just real people like sages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 888-744-4426. HAPPY JACK DuraSpotLatest technology in flea, tick, mosquito Fuller Supply. 205-343-3341. www.hap pyjackinc.com MISCELLANEOUS Professional Painting Services able cost. Pressure Washing. All work Contact: James Bridges (407)310-1564 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Drivers/Flatbed Class-A.GET HOME WEEKENDS! Southeast Re gional, Earn up to $.39/mi. 1Yr OTR Flat AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866314-3769 Van freight.with plenty of miles. Annual Salary $45K driveknight.com. 800-414-9569 MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!Train online to become a Medical Office Internet needed! 888-374-7294 ATTENTION: DRIVERS! Apply Now, 12 Drivers NeededTop 5% Pay, 58 Years Stability. New KW Conventionals. 2 Mos CDL Class A Driv House Cleaning2 days a week laundry, minor repairs; hr. 407-346-3088. SE Region Drivers!Great Pay, Hometime! Bonuses, Vacation, Layover, Stop Pay + more! 23yoa. 2yrs HELP WANTED Massive Estate Sale Kissimmeehttp://EstateSalesbyCece.com http://Ce ing Dragon Lane Kissimmee 34747 More info on our internet site ESTATE SALES Large Rummage Sale Saturday, July 28th 8am 1pmCanterbury Retreat/Church of Incarnation 1601 Alafaya Trail Oviedo 32765 Many items, no clothing. Sue Grosso. 407-365 YARD SALES Winter Park 3/2 Split Plan CondoW/D, Large Scr. Porch, Fenced Backyard, Vaulted Ceilings $950 Mo./12 mo Lease Glenda Massie, Coldwell Banker Resi dential Real Estate, 407-697-8796 REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT New Cottage ON the Lake.ONLY $69,900. DOCKABLE SHORELINE. Sale Sat July 28th Only. Gorgeous new designer ready lakefront cottage in beautiful wooded setting on spectacular, recreational lake. Boat, ski, swim, Perfect for vacation home or weekend REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medi cal Management. Job placement assis tance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888203-3179. www.CenturaOnline.com EDUCATION The Marketplace Its free to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified Order your classified ad online! At WPMObserver.com and pay for your ad in one convenient place! One Click. Job Resources. Real Results.The Employ Florida network helped me to improve my professional skills and connected me with a training opportunity. THE RESUL T: Elizabeth Matthews was trained and hired by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol. ELIZABE TH MATTHE WS Monitor Technician and Unit Secretary Hudson, FL HIRED EmployFlorida.com1-866-FLA-2345 Size: 3.792" (w) x 2" (t) Type: Black and White Paper: Hometown News Southland Marketing Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Dollywood Great Smoky Mtns.Lake Property in East TennesseeYour Own Lake Lot$14,900Your Own Private SlipFREEAugust 4th ONLY Power 1-877-717-5263 Ext. 92 FL Statewide 3.792 x 2 7/13 60+ FL PropertiesJuly 24 Aug 6 real estate auctions FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097. Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049. Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112. Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784 Buyers Premium May Apply. 3142 Santorini Ct, Naples Nominal Opening Bids from $1,000 For details, visit williamsauction.com800.801.8003 Florida Statewide Classieds, 2x2 TRANZON.COM 877-374-4437Tranzon Driggers Walter J. Driggers, III, Lic. Real Estate Broker, FL Lic #AU707 & AB3145 | 8% BPBANK OWNED 167 Properties Throughout Florida Many Will Sell Regardless of Price! August 1 10 Oceanfront | Acreage | Condos | Homesites | Homes | Retail Space | Ind. Bldgs Comm. Bldgs | Waterfront | Ofce Bldgs | Automotive Facilities | Mini Storage | More! rrrfntbtfn rf rnrtr b rrbrf rfRR Absolute Liquidation Auction Bayview Gardens Community 2855 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33759 Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 1:00 pm Cars; Trucks; Golf Carts; Trailers; Restaurant Equip.; Chapel Items; Tools; Office Furniture; Tons of New and Used Furniture; Shop Equip.; Contents of 60 Cottages; Laundry Rooms and Much More! All Rooms will be sold by Bulk Bid. Removal: Auction day thru Wednesday. No Buyers Premium Charged! Please visit our website for photos & details www.soldfor.com Auction Conducted by AB#9 Cliff Shuler Auctioneers AU#14 OBSERVEROpen Houses SUNDAY 2-5 NEW PRICE!RENOVATED HOME IN HEART OF WINTER PARK1541 Oakhurst Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/4BA, 3,332SF. This home in Olde Winter Park was remodeled in 2009 with wood floors, crown molding, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, beautiful cabinets and travertine. Home was en larged adding a second floor with bonus room, two bedrooms and baths. Down stairs master. Large fenced yard and pool. $660,000SPACIOUS HOME IN MAITLAND466 Piney Croft Lane, Maitland. 5BR/3.5BA, 3,717SF. Spacious home on quiet street with two master suites. Updated kitchen with warming drawer. Breakfast area opens to family room. Screened porch. New garage in 2008 with unfinished bonus room above. Steam shower, plantation shutters, Hard $489,000 SUNDAY 9-5 NEW PRICE!WINTER PARK LAKEFRONT SANCTUARY1425 Grand Road, Winter Park. 2BD/1BA, 1,532SF. 1.86acre property overlooking Garden Lake. Newer roof, new septic system, and renovated interior includ ing granite counters and stainless appli ances. New paint throughout and slate tile screened porch. Metal boathouse, garden shed, new pump for well and wa ter softening system and a pergola by the lake. $350,000 OBSERVERJust Sold Homes 10717 Oak Glen Circle, Orlando, $172,000 Jerry Oller/Shirley Jones 4351 Calendonia Avenue, Apopka, $308,000 Kelly 831 Camargo Way, #212, Altamonte Springs, $59,990 MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross Sunday, July 29th1245 Chichester Street, Orlando FL 328033 BR | 2 BA | 2,368 SF | 575,000 Pristine Colonial Treasure in Beverly Shores. Absolutely charming 2 story home boasts original hardwood floors, crown molding, new kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets and breakfast bar! The delightfully large master suite includes French doors to balcony, fan tastic master bath with double vanity, garden tub, large shower and custom efficiency A/C system, 2 utility rooms, and freshly painted interior! Hosted by: Catherine DAmico from 1-4 PM1400 Chichester Street, Orlando FL 328034 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,887 SF | $675,000 Located in the heart of Beverly Shores, this beautiful pool home features two 1949! Home features an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite and breakfast nook. Enjoy the huge master bedroom suite addition with a fabulous sinks and walk in closets! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 1-4 PM1822 Temple Drive, Winter Park FL 327893 BR | 3 BA | 2,079 SF | $299,000 Wonderful home located on a brick street in the heart of Olde Winter Park. Home features spacious bedrooms, three full baths, hardwood floors throughout most of the home, kitchen with wooden cabi nets and new appliances. The laundry/ mud room is large and offers great stor age! Fenced yard with paver patio and one-car garage. Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM 367 Vitoria Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jenni Sloan 720 Sequoia Trail, Maitland, FL Mitchell 2657 Palmetto Ridge Circle, Apopka, FL Melody Mitchell 1198 Quintuplet Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 sold by 4415 Ethan Lane, Orlando FL 32814 sold by Pamela Ryan 1574 Song Sparrow Court, Sanford, FL 32773 sold by Jennifer King 725 E Church Avenue, Longwood, FL 32750 sold by Sherri Dyer



PAGE 1

Suddenly we are renaming a park based on the votes of a mere 275 people regardless of residency. Page 14 Letters to the editor Review: Colibri Colibri, which means hummingbird, features superb Mexican cuisine on New Broad Street in Baldwin Park. Page 2 Lifestyles Maitlands food truck event celebrates 18 months at Lake Lily, racks up waiting list for truck spots. Page 11 Family Calendar To celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day, Peterbrooke Chocolatier will give away 100 milk chocolate bars. Page 12 451 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 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 Out with the executive di rector and in with volunteers. The Maitland Chamber of Commerce is struggling to pull and in management follow ing a shakeup in leadership. ber members and the communi was stepping down from her position as executive director of taken over for former Director month. house of cards fell and could mons on fulltime. have the income to support us be operating. ment. the same services and events board members and Chamber ambassadors who have been Other people need and tive. Councilman and presidentmeeting to support the Cham this transitional period. and integral part of the com step up and get creative to help clinics? Those were among a slew of what-ifs explored during Mon sion meeting that sought to decide No decisions were made Mon proposal for further review. of opening up the southernmost and a string of business own ers and residents spoke up at the meeting in protest. would look after changing busi businesses from conditional use to permitted use dominated the dis cussion. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Maitland Chamber may have spruced up outside, but inside it was struggling. Park Ave. business talks tabled Cash-strapped Chamber lays off new director ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see ORDINANCE on page 5 The Councils vote increased the proposed millage rate from 3.88, where its been set since 2007, to 3.93. To view the rst draft of Maitlands proposed budget for the 2013 scal year, visit itsmymaitland.com. All Maitland homeowners will receive a mail out from the Orange County Property Appraiser next week including more information on the proposed millage rates. The nal millage rate will be voted on by Council on Sept. 24, with a public hearing held at the prior meeting, Sept. 10. For more information on the Maitland Chamber, visit MaitlandChamber.com where a new version of the website should be launching late next month. SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see CHAMBER on page 3 debated the pros and cons of rais ing the rate in the still-struggling eliminating federal and state lob among other cuts. little more upfront. percent reduction in their (ad va Please see COUNCIL on page 6 Maitland proposes tax increase SARAH WILSON Observer Staff

PAGE 2

Page 2 that any restaurant that falls into other than better from generations of the same ing Mexican cuisine on New The fact that the dcor is considering its special location thentic and served in such gener with the fact that it is owned and welcoming atmosphere. adding to the authentic tastes. hot, heat) of salsa. called Queso (cheese) Flameado. a melted cheese called Chihuahua (from a region of Mexico with dogs come from there as well. This cheese is topped with mush visit Colibri. Tortilla Oaxaca, black beans and steak and/or chicken breast. Calling this a tor ate and ate till I was full and still had enough to take home for a the simple reason that I love cooked with spices and then mari nated refreshing perfect for a warm have the ceviche then as well. dessert of Fried Ice Cream. The secret is that the ball of ice cream before This wonder of nature is then and buried under mounds of whipped cream and chocolate almost The great news is that we ex pect comes very the fried ice cream). (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 Vote August 14thABOUT JOSE BUSINESS BACKGROUND LEGAL BACKGROUND EDUCATION I will treat everyone with Dignity and Respect! Jose Torroella for Circuit JudgeE R F A IPol. Ad paid for and approved by Jose Torroella for Judge campaign,nonpartisan,Orange & Osceola counties,group 27Visit www.JoseForJudge.com From the Corner Table PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Manager Ricky Galicia shows off Colibris authentic Mexican tacos, which is a recipe thats been used for generations. The Baldwin Park restaurant is family owned and operated. Colibri is all in the family Colibri, which means hummingbird in Spanish, is at 4963 New Broad St. in Baldwin Park. Visit colibriorlando. com or call 407-629-6601. JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff

PAGE 3

Page 3 LAST CHANCE FOR THE GOOD LIFE!rffnf tffbff bbfbffbf fffb fbfffbf ftbfbrfShea Homes at Victoria Gardens is selling out with less than 20 home sites left! TrilogyLife.com/FL | 877.292.4511Discover the ultimate 55+ community: fb ff ffff f tfrbt f bftbfbbfffffffffffbffffb tbffbffffffbrfbbbnftfrfnftfrf frfnftfbfrfffffbffffrf ffbbfbfbffbbbfrfbfffffffrbnffrf bffbffff Tour Our Resort Community and Get a $25 American Express Gift Card If You Bring This Ad In. In charming DeLand, off I-4 exit 116 VG_MaitlandObserver_072612.indd 1 7/24/12 6:54 AM of these struggles will be better and stronger. important that as board members we step up and greet them. Rebuilding its house of cards The reason for the restructur mance. mons at the helm until the Taste revenue and provides half the It became obvious a few weeks bling down. coming in. he said the Chamber as of this fall is revamping its membership memberships having them renew Chamber a better look at what its budget holds ahead of time. ing the summer to regroup and come up with a more inventive Taste of Maitland in October the and increased membership drives all designed to increase revenue and value of membership within the Chamber. unknown. speaking for members of the to step up and take on new re sponsibilities. must continue and will continue. CHAMBER | Chamber regroups, plans new website, offers C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Marias done more than she was asked to do. But membership has not increased sufficiently to maintain the staffing cost. Ed Doyle Chamber R&R at The Bistro PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Business after hours hit The Bistro as the Winter Park Chambers event brought locals together to network, rest and relax in the renovated Park Avenue restaurant on July 19.

PAGE 4

Page 4 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Correction The July 19 article Gym expansion brings more cheer misstated Angela Austins status as Winter Park High Schools head cheer coach. She has been the head coach since 1996. Austins sister Candace Guildford of Winter Park Cheer Athletics was part of the WPHS coaching staff, but was not the head coach. WPHS students chosen for Merit Scholarships Orange County Public Schools celebrates the an nouncement of nine more 2012 graduates who were chosen as college-sponsored Merit Scholar ship winners. The district has a total of 19 students receiving this honorable academic achievement in 2012. The winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergrad uate study at the institution nancing the schol arship. Xi Ao Zhang, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in civil engineering. Emmanuel Momot, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in engineering. Winter Park families can apply to host international students Ayusa is looking for American families in the Winter Park area interested in hosting international high school students for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit www.ayusa.org or contact Ellen Barr at 407310-8330. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Flemings Prime Steak house & Wine Bar, 933 N. Orlando Ave., introduced its new Bar la Carte Menu. Served ex clusively in the bar, the menu offers guests six all-new satisfy ing dishes available any time. The menu includes Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($15) (pictured); Prime Steakhouse Meatballs ($9); Flemings Original Prime Rib Melt ($16); Filet Mignon Flatbread ($12); Cedar-Roasted Mushroom & Artichoke Flatbread ($11); and Flemings Housemade Burrata ($12). One additional offering, the Prime Burger ($14), is borrowed from Flemings celebrated for $6 til 7 menu. Visit www.emingssteakhouse.com O,R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Services re cently acquired the 24,000-sq.ft. building with in the I-4 Com merce Center located at 1646 33rd St. for a purchase price of $1,825,000. The building has been vacant since its completion in 2007. BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurants launched an easy-touse online ordering system for carryout orders on June 25. To place online orders, go to www.BrioItalian.com and visit the Order Online icon. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Ashley Ringler as its new Events Manager. Ashley, a Winter Park native and graduate of Winter Park High School, earned a degree in event management from the University of Florida. Ashley has worked in event marketing for St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital in Atlanta and most recently as part of Healthy Chef Cre ations in Winter Park. James Cofn recently joined The Balmoral Group as marketing coordinator. ShufeldLowman law rm partners, William R. Low man, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart, Greg W. Meier, J. Stephen McDonald and Arthur J. (Randy) Ranson III were re cently named ve of Florida Trend magazines Legal Elite in the July 2012 issue. Since its founding in 1993, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has never ended its scal year with a nega tive budget balance. On June 30, the professional or chestra balanced its budget again, celebrating its 19th year without a drop of red ink. G R Bridges, a Park Avenue jeweler, has a brand new website: www.grbridgesjewelry.com Rollins College revamped its Mini-MBA 18-week certi cate program with the addition of three new topics. The Crummer Management Program Mini-MBA presents a fast and comprehensive way to update management skills. Visit www.rollins.edu/execed Local Maitland troop adds birthday sparkle to New Hope for Kids Maitland Troop #4513 (ages 1012) helped to deco rate the special Birthday space at New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children, 900 N. Maitland Ave., as part of their service and community involvement. The children in the grief program (ages 3-18) are allowed to visit this room on the group session closest to their actual birthday. Each child is allowed to choose one gift for themselves. On July 17, the girl scouts added birthday excitement to the blank space with handmade signs and decorations to create a true celebration feel. Maitland graduate honored for 100cameras nonprot Emily Schendel, (Orangewood Christian School, Maitland, graduate) was awarded the 2012 Time Warner Heiskell Award for Community Service. Emily is a manager for strategic acquisitions, investments and partnerships for HBO. This is Time Warners highest honor for its employees. Emily co-founded and serves as president and nancial director of 100cameras, a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photog raphy and to create positive changes in their communities. 100cameras has sponsored projects in Sudan, New York City and Cuba and is partnering with Samsung and Whole Foods. The group has raised more than $90,000 to aid communities where children are living in poor conditions. Visit 100cameras.org WPHS students selected for paid internships The Bank of America Charitable Foundation selected ve Orlando area high school students to take part in the 2012 Student Leaders program, which awards 225 paid eight-week summer internships at local nonprot organizations. Jeremy Zhang, a rising senior at Winter Park High School, is interning at the East Altamonte Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Elizabeth Moore, also a rising senior at WPHS, is interning at the Joe R. Lee Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Pictured are all of the Orlando-area Student Leaders at the Student Leadership Summit in D.C. (from left): Tina Huang, Jaime Kaplan-Perico, Kamil Fadel, Moore and Zhang. Summer interns learn about real estate industry Kelly Price & Company is happy to introduce its summer interns, Ben Fry and Hannah Marshall. In its ninth year, the paid summer internship program features two up-and-coming high school students who have been carefully selected to learn the ropes of the real estate industry. For more information, call 407-6454321 or visit www.KellyPriceAndCompany.com

PAGE 5

Page 5 turned down in the past. Commissioner Tom McMacken said that when enue. around the corner. blaming the owners for the vacancies. agreed. ments there. asked the Commission to look down the road to a neighborhood next door. who wants to walk down a street and look in a chi of that street forever. IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com Introducing the newest Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Baldwin-Fairchild Glen Haven a breathtaking garden lled with beautiful and lasting options for families and individuals choosing cremation.Cremation with remembrance...what a beautiful idea. Glen Haven Memorial Park STEIFor a COMPLIMENTARY TOU R OR INF ORMATION, call (877) 531-6257 or visit BaldwinFairchildC remationI nfo.com.Oaklawn Park Cemetery Offering the Simplicity Plan Give them a place to leave flowers. Give them a place to leave flowers. TOBF_WtParkMaitlandObserv_3colx5.indd 1 7/17/12 3:31 PM ORDINANCE | Business owner cautions not to change law C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Maitland racers run for their lives PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVER Alan Wells, 49, top left, wins the JCCs Beat the Heat 5k on July 19. April Flynn, 43, top right, won the womens division. Howard Fried and wife Adele nish the race together.

PAGE 6

Page 6 about the packed room in his hometown. people participating in the process. Despite a torrential downpour dur Tallahassee for the event. lot of courage to come out there in front of seat on a business development platform. business versus international titans and his exciting. conservative. politicking than the norm. 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 Save 20% off all Iron Bed & Linen Orders With this adexp 08/31/12 Some straw poll winners (Winners in red) U.S. Representative, District 7 Sandra Sandy Adams John Mica State Representative, District 30 Scott Plakon Karen Castor Dental State Senator, District 13 Andy Gardiner Leslie Waters Christopher Pennington Orange County School Board, District 6 Patricia Fox Sandra Maldonado-Ross Nancy Robbinson Orange County Commission, District 5 Gina Duncan Ted Edwards To see the full results, visit http://bit.ly/M7qdcv rfntnb nr brb b bb b b nrr fntbft Considering Cremation?Well discuss: n Red Bug Lake Rd .O viedo Mall417 T ollwayW. State Rd. 426 rbtt to raise it in terms of costs of public noti meeting. left them as the two dissenting votes fa taxes. that he was not in favor of raising taxes the time to raise those taxes. home values have decreased and that more. The original proposed increase was set to meet in the middle to make up some COUNCIL | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley shakes hands with Sen. Andy Gardiner at the Chambers Political Mingle Monday. Mingle packs civic center ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

PAGE 7

Page 7 This is not another story about a hateful, unprovoked pit bull attack. Rather, it is a story of the unshakable bond between two of its victims: Marie, a 1-year-old medical alert service dog and her beloved companion and disabled friend, 10-year-old Ilse. Ilse was born with cerebral palsy and partial blindness. To complicate matters, at the age of 4, she was diagnosed with severe epilepsy, leaving her parents in fear of prolonged seizures, like the one that left her comatose on March 13, 2011. Despite her medical setbacks, Ilse is a typical pre-adolescent girl. She loves soccer, books about animals, and science is her favor ite subject. Ilse also loves Marie, a golden retriever-mix whos her specially trained medical alert service dog and best friend. Marie has been by her side for the past year. with togetherness. Marie accom panied Ilse everywhere, learning to carry emergency medications, and to recognize pre-seizure indicators to alert the family of oncoming emergencies. Marie was socialized continuously, from regular trips to the nearby Publix, to riding beside Ilse on theme park rides, so she could remain composed and fearless under all types of situations. Ma rie also slept beside Ilse. She was a best friend, a security blanket and a lifeline who never left Ilse unsupervised. One thats wrapped up in a lovable furry package, her mother, Limaris Sanchez, said. This past March, Marie was given her last test prior to becom animal. Marie, along with her Ilses family to Miami Childrens Hospital, where Ilses doctors were trying to locate and remove the focal point of her seizures. Marie did not leave Ilses side the entire time, and passed her Unfortunately, Ilses doctors were unable to locate the center of her seizure activity, and the surgery was canceled. While the family was disappointed, worse news lay in wait just around the corner. As they were exiting the hotel elevator to return home, a pit bull turned a quick corner into the path of the unsuspecting family, which included Ilse, her sister Ada, and trainer, Donna. The pit bull latched onto the unsus pecting Marie, who as a golden bred for non-aggression. Maries wounds required immediate medical attention and were treated by the same vets who care for the K-9 units, Limaris said. Though Marie has been physically stitched up, Ilses safety net needs extensive repair through love, re-socialization and re-training, Donna said. Ilse and her parents were hor events, and unfortunately, so was Marie, who is no longer fearless However, Marie has not lost her best friend and constant com panions Ilse and her family. In July the family restarted the training process and Ilses family has become foster parents additional costs. But hundreds of hours of socialization and in struction await them. The family is hoping to locate a kind-hearted sponsor for assistance, Donna said. Earlier this month, Ilse and her family were in New York City Wishes for Kids, a part of Mait lands New Hope for Kids and their award-winning University of Central Florida student team The Wishing Wand, which helped raise the necessary funds. Marie stayed behind for extensive retraining sessions. For a time, Ilse and Marie have switched places, their unshak able bond as strong as ever. Ilse remained composed at a New Hope fundraiser at Mojitos Lounge in late June as Marie struggled to regain her footing, hiding in the background as a crowd milled around the dance Apple, Ilse is on to her next wish, to help Marie feel like top dog once again. Pamela Ruben is an Orlando author, teacher and social action writer. Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 To make a donation on behalf of Ilse and Marie, please send a check to: ABS Dog Services c/o Ilse and Marie, 6335 Brenton Pointe, Orlando, FL 32829 (Visit Absangelsforilse.com for photos) To nd out more about wishes for kids or to make a donation, visit www.newhopeforkids.org PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Unleashed on Park Avenue is now open. The spaces adjoins The Doggie Door and fea tures a wine selection, wine holders, gourmet foods, stemware and other accessories. An unshakable bond a girl and her dog PAMELA RUBEN Guest Writer Unleashing new store Plan your weekend with The Weekender! This weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on events happening in Central Florida's cities, including Winter Park, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Avalon Park and Waterford Lakes. Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter" 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

PAGE 8

Page 8 Fredlund Fine Arts Fredlund Fine Arts LLC 1143 Orange Avenue, Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.com Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Parking in rear off MinnesotaFredlund Fine Arts LLC is galleries in Central Florida. Although we specialize in Florida Art, we carry a and animal art. We are a full service gallery offering original paintings, sculptures, prints and framing. Wednesday, July 18 6 to 9 p.m. Meet Peter Pettegrew DENNINGORANGE AVEMINNESOTA FAIRBANKS 1143 ORANGE AVE17-92 The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs are just a pair Summer League standings, despite a middling week of games thats left them in a bit of a limbo. After a disastrous week left them teetering just above the Orlando Monarchs (14-16) in the FCSL standings, the Dawgs (19-13) powered ahead with tance between the two. In a solid third place to start the week, the Dawgs were just a game back of the DeLand Suns (20-12) and 1.5 games back from the Leesburg Lightning (21-12). But that solid showing so far hasnt prevented some slip ups along the way. They fell to league straggler Orlando Freedom (6-24) on July 20, mak ing that only the second time theyve lost to the Freedom this season. That game was seemingly in the bag for the Dawgs, who led by 4-0 heading into would never make up as they lost 8-5. It was dj vu on July 21. The Dawgs were solidly ahead of the struggling Sanford River Rats (15-18) with a 6-0 lead heading into the fourth inning. But over the next four innings, they watched the Rats claw their way back with a wild string of rallies that defeat the Dawgs this season. Despite those dark spots, the Dawgs have some stars in their midst. Winter Park High School grad Evan Incinelli leads the league with a 1.50 ERA after eight appearances on the mound. Hes struck out 25 His teammate Cary Baxter has struck out 45 bat ters, leading the league, in just 38.2 innings of work. He holds an ERA of 3.26 in his seven starts. Near the top of the league in strikeouts per in ning, Michael Sylvestri has fanned 32 batters in just 25.1 innings of work. ter, Michael Danner, has been overtaken for the lead in the chase for the batting crown. After a seasonopening tear where he neared a .600 batting aver age, Danner has settled down to .365 to start the week, behind leader Anthony Stewart-Pagani from the Orlando Monarchs, whos hitting .371. But Danner has emerged as one of the leagues best power hitters, with six homeruns making him second in the league, and 23 RBI putting him in the with him, hammering 31 RBI with eight doubles. The Dawgs played the Rats on Wednesday at press time, and will hit the road for a seven-game road trip to close out the regular season. They travel to face the Monarchs at 7 p.m. Thursday, then to Leesburg at 7 p.m. Friday, then DeLand at 7 p.m. Saturday before making their way to Sanford at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dawgs hoping for a repeat appearance in the cham pionship game. Last season they lost 7-5 to Sanford. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Doggie Door co-owner Brian Wettstein, top, mans a booth at Bark at the Park night for the Dawgs vs. Rats game on July 21, at Rollins College. Proceeds beneted Pet Rescue By Judy. Dawgs near league lead heading into the playoffs ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff League standings (as of July 23) Leesburg Lightning ........... 21-12 DeLand Suns ................ 20-12 Winter Park Diamond Dawgs .... 19-13 Orlando Monarchs ............ 14-16 Sanford River Rats ............ 15-18 Orlando Freedom .............. 6-24 Bark in the park helps needy dogs

PAGE 9

Page 9 July 23 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting July 23. Below are a few highlights of decisions made: Mayors Report the Winter Park Blaze 12 and un der baseball team for their 20112012 season. award was presented to Felix Raudales, Streets Division. Consent Agenda ing were approved. were approved: of Central Florida with Verizon Wireless for mobile communication services contribute to Habitat for Human ity for the purchase of a building lot at 626 W. Comstock Ave. was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion was set at the current 4.0923 op erating millage and debt service millage at .1051 and .2209 mills. tion was discussed and it was ap process. Public Hearings ter Park: dinance revising the permitted uses along Park Avenue, south of Comstock Avenue was tabled. dinance to amend the Advisory Board Ordinance (establishing the Keep Winter Park Beautiful and Sustainable Advisory Board by combining the Environmen tal Review Board with the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board) was approved with an amend ment. quiet zones was approved. A full copy of the July 23 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Aug. 13, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Household hazardous waste disposal The city of Winter Park, in partnership with Waste Pro and household hazardous waste dis posal for all city residents Satur day, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Public Works Compound located at 1409 Howell Branch Road, directly behind Fire Sta tion 64. The following items will be accepted: paint is not hazardous waste and when dried out, it can be disposed of with your regular household trash. Paint can be dried out by either leaving the such as saw dust or kitty litter.) ular alkaline batteries can go in trash) sions, VCRs, DVD players, FAX Drugs and prescription medi cations: scription Reclamation Station in the lobby of the Public Safety Facility located at 500 North Vir ginia Avenue, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Here are some helpful tips for city residency drivers license or utility bill statement. materials in their original con tainers with their original label ing. Unknown items will not be accepted. only be accepted Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Items delivered before or after this time will not be ac cepted. dential use only. No contractors please. Thank you for helping keep the city green and properly dis posing of your household haz ardous waste materials. For ad ditional information, please call 407-599-3364. Community center programs for all ages The Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New of programs for all ages. Schol arships are available for Winter Park residents that qualify. The types of programs include: sports, enrichment, games or socialization you seek, the com munity center has such a variety of programs to suit your lifestyle and need at various times and days. Please visit the citys web site cityofwinterpark.org/wpcc ing the community center pro gramming or call 407-599-3275. Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on Vimeo. For quite some many years now, the city of Maitland has found itself in various states of transition; changing, amending and updating many of the facets thats made it the quaint home town community it has always been. Half way through the 2012 calendar year now, it is hard to believe that so many things have been accomplished that were only visions and dreams of the years past. We saw our time-honored police department enter its new state-of-the-art building on Fen nel Street at our west side facility and shortly thereafter a new po lice administration took the reins to continue and provide our citys trek into the 21st century. Many alized since then. Following that, attention was given to the next phase of change about to have a new home also. In its old building since the early 1970s, the old building, if it could talk, could tell quite a story from back then as it too was a time of change for the city. Back then, a tion and a new city hall. Wait whats old is new again! Now some 35 years later, here we are again. So history does repeat itself and oh how satisfying this is. So in mid-January of this year, ters building, putting all divi together again under one roof. This hadnt been the case since the early 90s when the FD admin istration, training and life safety services division moved into the old city hall annex building on George Street (it too now gone). So time and progress marched on. Many have wondered and sub new arrangement having now been relocated to the new build ing. The answer is a resounding yes! Members are thrilled and thats largely because of the com ers. Many thought it took long and it did take a long time, but the every day. As an example, each week partment has used to the fullest its new conference and training room. In fact just in the month of July alone, the department held held a promotional process for the rank of lieutenant. Also there was the recognition program for new employees, ones recently promot ed and recognitions for special At that most recent gathering, ment members and their families were just some of those in atten dance at the new building. A scant have been looking for some other location in the city to do this. Notable at this ceremony and was to be there and see all of this come to fruition. Why did Chief Hardy have such an interest? He was talking about this new facil ity as the future for the city and the department in the mid-1980s, right before his own retirement. Maitland has always had its vi sions and visionaries! As attendees departed the cer emony, they couldnt help but no of Maitlands move forward the new City Hall. It too had the same rapt attention to needs present today as well as those likely to be needed in the future. It might look like its more than a small city like Maitland would need, but when of how user friendly and green (LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) compliant it really is, everyone will be more Gone are the days of meeting in council chambers down front with one or two other meetings in the back behind curtains all com peting for an environment condu cive to their own needs So as our city enters the last fully prepared and funded for the 2013 year, we can look forward with optimism knowing that our of our residents, permanent and business alike, have all played a role in making Maitland what it truly is according to its mantra A Community For Life. Bart Wright, CFPS Asst. Chief/Administration Maitland Fire Department Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland moves forward Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER VCRs, DVD players, FAX machines, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Public Works Compound:

PAGE 10

Page 10 Calendar JULY 26 Learn about the Five Ws of Genealogy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Maitland Public Library. To register, call 407-647-7700. JULY 27 The Annual Rummage Sale at Saint Margaret Mary, 526 N. Park Ave., will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri day, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. All proceeds ben et St. Michaels Parish in Jacmel, Haiti. Call 407-6714798 for more information. DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) will hold a Rum Ball at the Winter Park Farmers Market from 7-11 p.m. on July 27. This pirate-themed fundraiser will have food, rum drinks, live music and a silent auc tion. Tickets are $35 at the door or call 407-478-5621. Trinity Preparatory School will host a dance show case featuring emerging talent at 7:30 p.m. on Fri day, July 27, at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane. The event will fund the dance outreach and education programs that annually impact more than 5,000 underserved youth across Central Florida. General admission is $15 and $12 for students, seniors and military. Call 407-6958366 or visitthecenterfordance.org The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 419 A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the musical Bare, with book, music and lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, from July 27 to Aug. 20. Show times are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations. JULY 28 Park Avenue Fashion Week is recruiting Runway Show and Event Participants for the weeklong celebration of fashion and design coming Oct.14-20. Model casting will be held July 28 at the Winter Park Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit parkavenuefashionweek. com Come learn about basic landscape painting with Dorene Butler on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. Please register by calling 407-647-7700. JULY 29 The Food Truck Bazaar stops at Full Sail University, 141 University Park Drive, from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. There will also be a free live performance by the Rock N Roll Chorus. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Come to LCC Anderson Dovilas Haitian Cultural Mu sic & Poetry on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. A poetry writing class will follow from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Register by calling 407647-7700. Music at the Casa is a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and coming performances are July 29 featuring Catherine Way Solo Harp and The Maple Leaf Trio on Aug. 5. Visit AUG. 2 The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Ser vice Center of Central Florida will host free womens safety awareness classes for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. The classes will be on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the police department, 500 N. Virginia Ave. Call 321AUG. 4 The Center for Contemporary Dance will present Healthy Body Image through Effective Communica tion, a free workshop for young dancers (ages 9-15) and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 1-3 p.m. Call 407-695-8366 to register. Visit thecenterford ance.org Winter Park Public Works Compound will have a household hazardous waste disposal from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/events/search for turnstilemediagroup.com Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno Serves: 2 3 lasagna noodles, cooked 3/4 cup marinara sauce shredded 6 tablespoon Parmesan, grated 1 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce 4 1/2 cup meat sauce (or Bolognese sauce) 6 tablespoon Parmesan, grated Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a greased baking dish, place 1 lasagna noodle. Top with 2 tablespoon of marinara, and then top followed by 2 tablespoon of of Parmesan cheese, and another lasagna noodle. Place 1/4 cup of Alfredo sauce, 3/4 cup of meat or Bolognese sauce, 2 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and the third Lasagna noodle. Place the remaining cheese, and then 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on top. Bake in oven at 300 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbling on top. *Ricotta Mix 1 pound ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Recipe courtesy of BRIO Tuscan Grille JULY 31: Half-off BRIO lasagna BRIO Tuscan Grille in Winter Park Village will pay tribute to National Lasagna Day by offering its Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno (pictured), originally priced at $17.65, for $8.83 on Tuesday, July 31. Lasagna Day reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 407-622-5611. JULY 26: Design Studio 15 opens Design Studio 15, a professional interior design rm spe packages and green design, will mark the opening of its new Winter Park ofce with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 26, from 5-8 p.m. Design Studio 15 is located at 433 W. New England Ave., Suite E. For more information, visit designstudio15.com or call 407-960-5943. The businesses, organizations and individuals below have chosen to support your local Chamber of Co mmerce again in 2012 by renewing their membership. Please join us in thanking them for their investment in our community the next ti me you shop, eat, or call on their place of business. Meet Orange Countys New Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins Monday, August 6, 2012 Winter Park Welcome Center 11:30 a.m.: Registration & Networking 12p.m.: Lunch & Program $20 Members / $25 Non-Members RSVP by August 3 at www.winterpark.org. In honor of back to school season, please bring a school supply donation for A Gift for Teaching. For more information on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, our members, or upcoming events, visit us at the Winter Park Welcome Center, cal l (407) 644-8281 or log on to www.winterpark.org. Thank you for your continued annual support! 1-800-GOT-JUNK? ADT Fire & Security Annie Russell Theatre Claret Cosmetics Easter Seals Florida Edwards Financial Services, Inc. Fidelity National Title of Florida, Inc. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Freedom Ride, Inc. Hazen and Sawyer Kirby Rentals, LLC Shula's Steak House at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort The Village At Lake Lily Vasallo Sloane, P.L. Wendy Anderson, P.A. Woof Gang Bakery of Winter Park 5+ Years David A. May, P.A. MLV Mediation Services Smart City Soco Interiors 10+ Years Bailey's Coffee Service, Inc. Battaglia Group Comfort Suites Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando Winter Park Village, A Casto Property 15+ Years Barnie's CoffeeKitchen GrayRobinson, PA Orange County Classroom Teachers Association 20+ Years Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Orange County Regional History Center 25+ Years Orlando Business Journal Winter Park Public Library 30+ Years American Lock & Door Specialists Winter Park Veterinary Hospital 35+ Years Burr & Forman, LLP 40+ Years Bank of America Chamber Trustees are listed in blue Denotes Park Avenue Area Association membership

PAGE 11

Page 11 Lifestyles Windows were propped open to alleviate the blistering Au fought back out. Hats were fan ning sweaty faces and heels sunk old wood chapel, as Rev. Mitchell Dawkins went to the pulpit. It was not sturdy by any means, but he stood and preached to six he were preaching to hundreds. As Harriet James recalls it, Pastor Dawkins preached from his heart After 20 years time, the New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in West Winter Park has a new building, a congregation of about 200 members and its pastor, Dawkins, has been recognized as the latest International Knights of Alberta prize honoree. With the humanitarian honor comes $2,000 that the New War ner Chapel received on Tuesday, July 17, to better its own parish and inspire others. The New Warner Chapel opened its doors in 1935. Dawkins explained that like most churches in the s and s, it was a thriv ing church but, like with most things, people came and people went. New Warner Chapel there were three members; a 77-year-old, an 84-year-old and another member who was in her mid-70s. The original wood chapel stood where New Warner Cha pels gravel parking lot is now and was, in the words of James, dilapidated. James, who followed Dawkins ministry to New Warner Chapel, Chapel on Aug. 31, 1992. He had a vision when he walked into that church, she said. He saw red and white and we saw dingy and torn rugs and our heels were go Dawkins wife, Melanie Dawkins, admitted that she couldnt see life in the church originally when they arrived, but that the Lord allowed him to see life. Thats when New Warner Chapels new congregation of 11 members hit the streets to spread the word. Dawkins own chil dren would go door to door in the community to invite people to come to their church services. And Dawkins would preach and preach and people continued to come. As the church grew, it began a large outreach program. Every Sunday for the past 20 years, the church has brought people from the Coalition for the Homeless to their site at the corner of Com stock Avenue and Capen Avenue. Members give them a free haircut, a free meal and donated clothing. The church now has several outreach programs that help the families in their congregation to send their kids back to school each year, to promote the sanctity of marriage among their younger members and to witness to the community. [New Warner Chapel] has munity, James said, a striking Melanie explained it as, We knew that if we helped people that they would come. We saw a need in the community, we hit the ground running and we mentored everyone that we could mentor. Pastor Dawkins had a vision. James recounted how he would stand at the pulpit in the old wood chapel and look out the back win dow of the building to the empty lot next to it and say, I see red and white. A few years after ar riving at New Warner Chapel, a building fund was started, and in 2000, the church moved into its new building in the lot just next to the original one. The building is red and white with red stainedglass windows. Dawkins said the church has had its up and downs but they al ways get through it. In June the New Warner Cha pel was broken into. Computers, a sound system, printers, copiers and other electronics were stolen. Like most things, it hurt, Dawkins said. But for some strange reason, when things hap pen to Christians, we get closer together when things get bad. James credited Dawkins for getting the church through the painful experience. His continued prayer gave him strength, which gave the members of the church strength. The stolen items were re tightened on New Warner Chapel. He kept that faith and kept that strength and he would tell us this too shall pass, James said. And with the passing of just a month after the break-in, Dawkins received the I.K.A Prize honor and the church received $2,000. Melanie said she was thankful for the perfect timing of the funds after having to replace everything. New Warner Chapel will now be fully able to provide its planned outreach programs. When extra funds come in like this, it is an opportunity for us to give back to the community, she said. I.K.A. Prize spokesman Will Graves said that he felt for the en tire parish and the struggles that it has been through. Graves was the man who nominated Dawkins and the New Warner Chapel for the honor. Dawkins has high hopes on the horizon for New Warner Chapel. of the New Warner Chapel build ing on Tuesday after Graves pre sented the church with the $2,000 check, his face lit up with a wide smile as he talked about the fel lowship hall, classrooms and school that he saw in New Warner Chapels future. Unlike that hot day 20 years ago, James can see the vision too. Its gonna bless the neigh borhood even more. This church, Warner Chapel, will blossom out. Its gonna be beautiful, James said. This year the March of Dimes Central Florida Division will honor nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, by hosting its rst-ever Nurse of the Year awards. Kicking off with nomination process on July 2nd, co-workers, supervisors, and other health professionals can nominate registered nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses. Self-nominations are also encouraged. The nursing profession has played a key role in the history and success of the March of Dimes dating back to our founding in 1938. March of Dimes salutes and recognizes nurses in their leadership and service in the health care community The Nurse of the Year awards will be presented in 15 categories during an evening celebration at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Resort on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Nurses who work in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties who demonstrate excellence in providing care, comfort, and support to patients can be nominated in the following categories: Advance Practice Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certied Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Psychotherapist Clinical / Academic Education Made signicant contributions in clinical nurse education, professional development, and have advanced research, theory generation and the development of nurses at entry level, graduate level and doctoral Community / Mental Health / Ambulatory Care Public health, clinic, ofce and other ambulatory care settings and/ or school health, transplant coordinators, mental health, parish and correctional nursing. Critical Care / Surgical Services Special procedures, Perioperative, Preoperative, Interventional radiology, Day surgery, Catha Lab, OR, PTCA,PACU, OR, NICU, PICU and Endoscopy. Emergency/Trauma Flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, and telephone triage, pediatric ER and ER Hospice / Home Health / Palliative Care Inpatient/ outpatient hospice settings, nursing homes, health care settings, specialty long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and acute rehabilitation Leadership / Executive An entrepreneur, researcher, consultant, CNE, CNO, VP, Administrative Director or Department Director Leadership / Managers Demonstrate exceptional leadership in management in patient care, including general medical/ surgical or specialty unit areas that function in staff leadership roles. Medical / Surgical Nurse who is dependent upon specialty for either category; medical, surgical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, adult and pediatric Pediatric / Adolescent Health Nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, pediatric oncology Quality / Risk and Case Management / Care Coordination Nurse advocate for patient admissions to specialty units/ programs, perform assessments, performance improvement, quality management, risk management, informatics, patient advocate and patient safety Rising Star Nurse who within the rst 2 years of practice exemplify outstanding caring, leadership and professionalism Student Nurse / under graduate Student enrolled in a nursing preparatory program showing great promise Student Nurse / graduate Student enrolled in a graduate nursing program or nurse enrolled in a graduate program in a related discipline (e.g., MPH) showing great promise. To nominate a nurse, visit marchofdimes.com/orida and complete the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is September 4, 2012. After a nomination is received, an application packet will be sent to the nominee for completion. The Selection Committee will review blinded applications and reserve the right to consolidate or change categories without notice. The Nurse of the Year is sponsored by FloridaMD, East Orlando Sun, Seminole Voice, Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Baldwin Park Living Magazine. For additional information on the event, please contact Betty Stuart at 321.274.8615 or estuart@marchofdimes.com. Notice to Patients Winter Park Urology-East 7806 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 106 Orlando, Fl 32822Effective July 2, 2012 the Winter Park Urology East Orlando location will be closed. To ensure continuity of care, Julio C. Gundian, MD, David H. Jablonski, MD, Javier Miller, Jr., MD, and Inoel Rivera, MD will continue seeing patients at the Waterford Lakes location at 11317 Lake Underhill Road, Suite 100, Orlando FL 32825. Patient medical records will be transferred to the Waterford Lakes location at the address listed above, To schedule an appointment, please call 407.658.7631.Notice to Patients PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVER Rev. Mitchell Dawkins of New Warner Chapel accepts a check for $2,000 from International Knights of Alberta spokesman Will Graves. Pastors vision comes alive REBECCA MALES Observer Staff New Warner Chapel Primitive Baptist Church is located at 753 W. Comstock Ave. in West Winter Park. Call 407-644-3233 or visit www. newwarnerchapelpbc.org

PAGE 12

Page 12 Food trucks are so popular these days that to the Orlando scene, Maitlands Food Truck miered 14 months ago. Every Wednesday night from 6 to 9 p.m., up to nine large four-wheeler trucks will take grills and start serving fresh food to the hun gry Maitland commu nity. Just feet away from the trucks, a cluster of picnic tables surrounds a live mu sic performance by the Performing Arts of Maitland. Everything is more organized since regular to the event. her husband, Bob, for the last few months. park closer to each other. This makes it easier to browse foods that can be anything from spicy pork tacos to red velvet cupcakes. And since each trucks menus are always changing, there are always new foods to choose from. But most trucks have a loyal following. We always stop at the Yum Yum Cup cake Truck on our way out, Jan said. The featured trucks are Melissas Chicken S Brisket, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck and Cafe guest truck that remains unannounced to keep it a surprise for attendees. Big Wheel Provisions started doing busi ness just weeks before Maitlands Food Truck Caf began and has been a regular ever since. Big Wheel Provisions chef Erik Gilbertson said that the business has grown in part due to the popular ity of the event. Coming here has been one of the most con sistently busiest nights of our week, Gilbert son said. It was the owners of the Yum Yum Cupcake tlands community events coordinator, with the idea to start Food Truck Caf. At the time, Smith had already noticed the food truck craze So I thought lets see how this will work here it may just be for a little bit, Smith Originally the event had taken place every Tuesday night but, due to limited parking at the civic center, it was changed to Wednes day night when more parking at the pared to the regular eight there are today. Each truck pays $42 to rent their spot every Wednesday night. This money, Smith says, goes toward covering the costs of the event such as main tenance work. The city only makes the event each week. Less is more, Smith said of her small but packed list of trucks. Her waiting list for guest spots is cur rently booked through September. With less trucks, each one can actually 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. The event runs every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Maitlands Lake Lily, 701 Lake Lily Drive Maitland, 32751. Parking is limited. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more information. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER PRITCHARD THE OBSERVER Mobile gourmet enthusiasts ock to dine at the Food Truck Cafe, which is held every Wednesday night at Lake Lily. Food Truck Caf here to stay JENNIFER PRITCHARD Observer Staff JULY 26 Park will feature The Great Muppet Caper from 8-10 p.m. on Thurs day, July 26. This event was rained out on July 12. Gather friends, grab a blanket, and enjoy classic family lms once a month under the stars in Winter Parks Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of 629-1088 for more information. There will be an end-of-the-sum mer slumber party on Thursday, July 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mait land Library. Call 407-647-7700. JULY 28 National Milk Chocolate Day is Sat urday, July 28. To celebrate the allthings-sweet holiday, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 300 S. Park Ave., will give away 100 milk chocolate bars beginning at 10 a.m. Additionally, one lucky guest will walk away with a years worth of free chocolate. AUG. 4 Aug. 3-5, Orlando Fashion Square is hosting a Kids Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4, during regular mall hours. For more information, call 407-896-1132. AUG. 9 Park will feature Babe at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Gather friends, grab a blanket, and enjoy classic family lms once a month under the stars in Winter Parks Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of 629-1088 for more information. AUG. 18 Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center on select dates. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Track Shacks 21st Annual Celebra tion of Running 5k will be on Sat urday, Aug. 18, at the Orlando Sci ence Center Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St. The 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., the Healthy 100 Kids Run will begin, and awards will be given out at 9 a.m. This is the and walking races. For more infor mation, visit trackshack.com ONGOING KidFest Summer Movies series offers free weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends. The sunsational sched ule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, continues through Sunday, Aug. 5. org/festivals/kidfest The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to attend the Sixth Annual Target Family The atre Festival in Loch Haven Park from now through Aug. 5. The festival features performances by Grammynominated Brady Rymer and the Lit tle Band That Could, Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds, Pirate School! and Nels Ross. All of the shows are free, with the The Brand New Kid ($10). Visit or landorep.com or call 407-896-7365. turnstilemediagroup.com

PAGE 13

Page 13 Now through Aug. 5 The Target Theatre Festival The Orlando Repertory Theatre (the REP) partners with Target to present the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival on July 28 and 29 in Loch Haven Park. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The festival features face paint ing, puppets, masks, the Orlando Philharmonics instrument pet ting zoo, balloon artists, games and more. The party is free. On additional dates will be free performances by Grammy-nomi nated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could; Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds; Pirate School!; and Nels Ross. Katie Courics The Brand New Kid and the Youth Academy produc $10 and $15 respectively. All shows take place at the Orlando Repertory Theatre at 1001 E. Princeton St. in Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Call 407-896-7365 for tickets, dates and times. Now through Aug. 5 Enzian Kidfest means free lms Movie lovers of all ages may enjoy an exceptional selection of family-friendly movies rang ing from silent comedy classics to popular favorites at Enzians annual Kidfest Summer Movies Series. With movies as varied from Steven Spielbergs 1980s classic The Goonies to Robert Zemeckis trail-blazing fusion of animation and live-action in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? the screenings are free on weekdays, and $5 on weekends. The sched ule, sponsored by Disney World, continues through Aug. 5 at the Enzian at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. in Maitland. Call 407-629-1088, ext. 302, or visit Enzian.org July 27 to Nov. 25 Mad Science at MOFA There are several openings this Friday, July 27, at the Mu seum of Florida Art in DeLand. They include the paintings of Purvis Young, a series of photo graphs by Barbara Neijna, and the most interesting of the lot (upstairs) in works by Kyle and Jim Jipson that the two artists are calling Mad Science. Kyles work is drawn from the news of natural disasters and catas trophes, using broken toys and other found objects as potential explanations for the destruction. Familiar to the Central Florida art scene for years, Kyle has in cluded a large new painting that is nothing short of a masterpiece, and that painting alone is worth the trip to DeLand. Jim Jipsons think, feel and experience life with the Mad Scientist showing up in three amazing boxes. The boxes project beautiful moving images in ways that most of us will never understand, so its best to simply enjoy the trail of images he has created. MOFA is located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Call 386-734-4371 or Aug. 3-26 Mad Cow Theatre times two The Mad Cow Theatre in downtown Orlando invites us to leave the heat of August and step inside their intimate theaters for both of which open on Aug. 3 and run American classic Twelve Angry Men set on an August night in the deliberation room to decide the fate of a young man accused of killing his father. The men must face themselves, their biases and their sense of justice know ing the life or death of the young man hangs in the balance. The second is Billy Bishop Goes to War about an unlikely hero (the worst student in the Royal Military College) who goes on to become the most-decorated ing Corps in World War I. Both funny and poignant, the play and the front lines of battle. This two-man show features a piano player who accompanies Billy as he regales the audience with tales of war while introducing us to the characters he met along the way. Mad Cow Theatre is at 105 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. Call 407-297-8788, ext.12, or visit madcowtheatre.com Aug. 4 through Oct. 28 Jimm Roberts Photography For more than 30 years, Orlando-based photographer Jimm Roberts captured Floridas most accomplished personali ties in portraiture. The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) will share a collection of Roberts portraits in the exhibit Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits: Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers in Florida by Jimm Roberts on view through Oct. 28. Roberts traveled throughout Florida to meet, photograph and interview prominent artists living in the state. Among the notable artists and authors featured in the exhibit are Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Annie Dillard and Alison Lurie. The OMA is located in Orlandos Loch Haven Park at 2416 N. Mills Ave. Call 407-8964231 or visit omart.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be 407-522-3906. W h i c h l i n e g i v e s y o u t h e b e s t c h a n c e f o r s u ccess? A c c or ding t o pa y checkf or lif e .c om thr ee A mer icans en t er ing r etir emen t t oda y ar e pr ojec t ed t o outliv e their L ear n ho w t o pr ot ec t y our r etir emen t ac c oun t fr om losses main tain upside pot en tial and maximiz e y our lif etime inc ome C all us t oda y f or y our PERSONALIZED SAFE MONE Y REPOR T .I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Index. H i s t o r i c a l perfo r m anc e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I nde x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual his t or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. O N E S H OTY o u o n l y h a v e a t r et i r em en t w i ll f a ll6 0% o f A m er i c a n s s h o r t. M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 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! MOONRISE KINGDOM Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 6:30 only KidFest Film SeriesCult Classics O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? Tue 9:30 SPIRITED AWAY Sun 1:00 Tue 3:00 THE GOONIES Sat 1:00 FLY AWAY HOME Wed 3:00 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Thurs 3:00

PAGE 14

Page 14 Opinions Im only slightly joking when I tell people I believe we have a saint who exists among us in Central Florida. But its only this past weekend that I realized how much Ive been selling her short in that description. I started hearing about Pet months after we moved to Winter Judy Sarullo was in September of 2009 when my partner and I were helping launch Winter Park Lost Pets and went on a visit to her fa cility with the sites founder, Shel ley Heistand. I remember how Judy stopped and interacted with each dog as we walked about, often touching them through fencing, cages. I also remember how we ended up leaving with an English bulldog named Emmy, fostering her. I see that saint quality in Judy more than ever now. But this past weekend, at Pookies Pet Nutri in the Park event, I asked how she does it all and she responded, Dont forget, Im an Italian from New York so weve got a lot of get-up-and-go. I cant help but always ready to take on the next challenge. She later admitted, curse under my breath. Theres sometimes now that we have to say no because were so full with animals and were trying our best but everyone I see that I cant take. I just cry because its heartbreaking to see the condi tions and the cruelty. (Her voice spikes) It seems like the cruelty is worse now than what Ive seen over the years. Maybe its a sign of the times, but theyre treating them worse and worse and abus ing them more and more. Theres no excuse for that. She continued, There are so many animals with the economy, were getting killed. People losing their jobs, their homes, theyre abandoning animals, so were getting more in now than we ever have. When they come in they have no clue; theyre like people cry. They dont know whats happening to them. Why did my family leave me? They dont understand. And some people just leave them in houses, in apartments, on the streets and thats really unjust. When things are good, you can rely on most anyone. When the chips are down in life, it takes special people with special gifts, amazing fortitude. In such a time, youd do well to have someone like Judy Sarullo on your side. Judy is that type of person, and is surely surrounded by so many others. I see photos of abandoned dogs online, ones so horribly abused you wonder if a person trauma, and I go to pieces. Judy perseveres, does what needs to be done to help. I ask her if others have re ferred to her as a saint and after a brief hesitation she says, Some people say Im a saint, but some say Im a devil and thats OK. people love me, but some people dont like me. Its OK. I can handle it. This evening at the ballpark I meet Stephen Bacallao, whos been volunteering with Judy for seven years and is the organiza tions treasurer and bookkeeper. They talk for a bit as I listen, and I sense as well as he surely knows her now, he still has a bit of awe for this woman who, at 108 pounds, is often out at very late and very early hours rescu ing animals. Judy is all about the animals, he said. Everything that she does, everything its all about rescuing the animals, getting them the best care pos sible, and re-homing them so that we can go on and rescue the next animal. He said from their animals placed each year, Judy has helped place 60,000 animals in the groups 20 years. Judy is quick to thank her volunteers (up to 200 at any time), foster families (50 to 60), and veterinarians who help make the operation work. She mentions of Vista Lakes and Chickasaw Trail Animal Hospital, Drs. Scholl and Mealey. Ive been with Dr. Scholl for 20 years, she adds. If it wasnt for Dr. Scholl, I wouldnt be here today. Shes absolutely phenomenal. She also mentions the Seminole Country Harley Owners Group (SCHOGS), money. Stephen tells me Judy will remember an animal before she remembers the person. It hap pens all the time. She recognizes them, but as soon as you men tion the animal, she remembers everything. And you know that because there will be something only does she remember the pets, but the pets remember her. I ask Judy if theres one that stands out over the years, expect ing time needed to consider, but get a quick response. Her eyes widen and she says Massey. She explains, Massey was res cued by Massey Pet Control in Maitland. He was outside in the bushes. He was pure white. He was starved to death, so all the wonderful employees there were trying to give him their lunch, give him some food but they bulldog. And they called us, and we drove out there and got him, put him in the car and drove him to Dr. Rubenstein who kind of pronounced him half dead and I said, no, hes not going to die. So, we gave him liver and vegetables and vitamins and lots of love and care, and antibiotics and got him on his feet and thank God my Tony Tony and John came and took him even though they pits, but they took him into their home and that was their love for four years, but unfortunately our Massey passed away a couple of weeks ago. Theyre devastated as all of us are because he was just the most wonderful, loving dog in the world. And he taught a lot of people that pit bulls are abso lutely loving animals and that we have to get rid of the stigma that pit bulls are bad. Its just bad people who make bad dogs. Tony Scelzo, of Tony and John, was nearby as Stephen contin ued the story and Judy doted on another dog. John explained they had a Christmas dinner and they invited Judy and so she came over, hadnt seen Massey in a while. As soon as she walked in the door Massey immediately recognized Judy and went over. story, And he just jumped up into her arms licking her face like crazy and there wasnt a dry eye in the house. Its like my God, that dog did not forget what she did for him. For him, and 60,000 others, for a community. 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 ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter. Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Raw Health Park! Its simple, nourishing and irresistible for your pet. Raw Health follows the philosophy of feeding raw by using species-appropriate formulas with simplied ingredients. Raw Healths cat and dog formulas are produced in small batches under strict quality-control protocols and lab tested for pathogens. Production of our dog formulas occurs in a 35-degree environment, using Premium USDA-Approved meats and fresh parsley, sweet potatoes and squash, with Icelandic kelp and alfalfa added to round out the nutrition. Our cat formula is all meat and a small amount of sh, leaving out the vegetables since cats digestive systems cannot process vegetable matter as they are true carnivores. Taurine requirements are met since raw meat contains taurine as well as concentrated amounts contained in our chicken heart ingredient. Its available at Pookies Bakery. Pet Rescue by Judy has moved 11 times over the years and is looking forward to a new forever home in the near future. The new buildings are old and they are seeking volunteers, including contractors, painters and others to help renovate the buildings. They have estimated a total of $250,000 will be needed on top of their yearly needs of around half a million. If youd like to volunteer or donate, please visit www.petrescuebyjudy.com. Theres could use your help. New zoning will destroy Avenues atmosphere The Park Avenue zoning change is not good for Winter Park. We want shops along the Avenue that bring in consumers real estate agents can operate tions. This change will destroy the atmosphere of Park Avenue. I question if our commissioners are trying to help Winter Park or just play to a few supporters. Don Thompson Winter Park Undergrounding is not worth $83 million Your headline in the July 12 Observer (Undergrounding nearly half done) was factu ally correct, but misleading. From reading the headline you would think that the city had removed half of the overhead lines and installed underground lines. In fact, as stated in the article, the city has spent $14.5 million and has removed and installed 11 percent of the lines. It is a noble cause to have all of the lines underground, but is it worth in excess of $83 million more? The underground lines the city has installed have been lines on the street with little or no house services. On the back lot lines, you not only have trees, but the residence will have to convert their overhead services to underground. If the residence is not willing to convert, a pole will have to be set, and the un derground line run up the pole. An alternative would be for the city to pay for the underground service conversion. If the city wants to spend $83 million, I would rather spend it on expanding their waste water lines into residential areas for use in irrigating lawns. It will be a cold day in hell before they do that. Mr. Marion W. Gilliam Winter Park Congrats to mayor for MLK designation I want thank Mayor Kenneth Bradley for the courage and commitment it took to see his vision to fruition (Re: Park to be renamed after MLK published June 13). I also thank you for the opportunity to serve on the (MLK) task force. The renaming of Lake Island Park to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park is in keeping with the citys motto of creating unity in the commu nity. The attitudes encountered during this process only keep communities divided and slow down progress. I congratulate you, Mayor Bradley, and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Rev. John D. Williams, Sr. Via wmpobserver.com Park renaming political move by the mayor Talk about pandering for the black vote (Re: Letters to the edi tor published July 3, Thoughts on renaming Lake Island Park after Dr. King). For goodness sake, be honest and show real leadership in Winter Park, not sycophantic voting. There are well-known and unknown he roes throughout our nations his tory that have made tremendous and all of them have earned our respect and gratitude. But now, suddenly, in 2012, we are renam ing a park based on the votes of a mere 275 people regardless of residency as if nobody has rec ognized Dr. King until this City Commission came along. Really? Who authorized the survey and why now? And this cost us how much money? I will be skipping the photo opp for the always self-aggrandizing Mayor Bradley a/k/a His Majesty the King and will continue calling this park Lake Island as I wait for true leadership in this city. Bonnie Jackson Via wpmobserver.com Judy Sarullo A saint among us

PAGE 15

Page 15 Plants are not about feeding us. Their only intention is to spread their seeds as widely as possible. To that end, plants use animals to consume their fruit to disseminate their genetic legacy. Consider how far most plant varieties have traveled to become naturalized in our agricultural sphere. We may think that grow ing an orange tree in our front yard will provide the family with sweet and nutritious citrus for years to come, but in reality, we are unintentionally proliferating Sapindales Rutaceae Auranti oideae Citreae all the way from Southeast Asia to the North American continent. Most fruit crops are perennials and will have a substantial leadtime until production begins. This long-term investment must be managed against the numer ous risks pending against any landscape endeavor, including insects and disease pests plus irrigation, fertility, sunlight, spac ing and zoning considerations. I have too many times suc cumbed to the temptation of growing tropical, cold-sensitive fruits to continue repeating the same mistakes. Urban heat islands in Central Florida can snap hovers right at freezing, but my garden on the fringe of development is always a few de grees colder. Papaya or bananas many of the tropical tree fruits would be exposed to environ mental issues for far too long to take this gamble. The quickest results would be expected from strawberry plants. They are purchased bare-root in autumn, planted to grow through the winter, produce a harvest in the spring, and are disposed of in the summer. Their fruit is susceptible to numerous pests, making them a high-main tenance crop for the expected harvest. Commercially available strawberries have an elevated strong contemplation from a home grower. Blueberries are native to our area, require almost no pest controls, tolerate drought and lend themselves to the edible landscape requirements of most homeowners associations. South ern high-bush types produce a harvest in late spring. Select several varieties to extend the available harvest season. Although everyone loves blackberry fruit, I personally hate growing this plant. It spreads by underground runners, invading any terrain. The brambles are legendary, especially noted by our friend, Brer Rabbit. Birds love berries of most types, but avian thievery. Low-chill peach, apple and pear varieties will grow for us with appropriate attention. When the peaches come in, harvest quickly as the fruit spoils almost immediately. I do not have any personal experience with apples or pears, but the University of Florida has plenty of recommen dations. Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at sun James Madison said, Reliance upon the virtue of the American people is our Mr. Lucrative I heard recently of a public school teacher who made $250,000 a year and re tired on a permanent pension of $177,000. (I should have taught where he did!) Cuts preserve future The future of the American family depends upon slashing the presidents enormous spending. His present expenses are not sustainable. Dangers of desire When I was a kid in high school, I heard a lecture on the dangers of sexual desire. Both the guy I was sitting with and I had much less knowledge about sex than we admitted to each other, and we tried to ho-hum our way through the lecture. I never forgot the experience of that evening, or the way that the lecturer missed the point of where danger really lay. For example, at that time, I had a strong desire for a 4-year-old Ford convertible, but no way to get it. If I had gotten it, thats where the danger would have started for me, my family and who knows who else. I am not going to elaborate by making a comparison between a Ford and a real live girl. Ill just say, Think of it as much as you like that wont hurt you. Repulsed by bullghts Having read Tom Leas The Brave Bulls, and much of Hemmingways Mexico where the bull was not brave and seemed to be in a mood to graze in a pasture. Later on in southern France and and was, each time, more repulsed by the attract the permanent interest of a person of humanity and feeling. Whats in a name? Married people often call each other myself at any given time calling my wife: Joy-boy, Honey-bunny, Darling-pie, or even Joy-boy Roney-balony if the oc casion somehow warrants such elabora tion. I sometimes even lapse into German with baby-lein. Inasmuch as her name is simply Joy, there is no sane explana tion for my foolishness. When I write about her I use b.w. meaning beautiful pie-pie, Ludie, Ludie-pie, Lover-pie, or Sweetie-pie. Of course, we never use any of these names when we are in the bank or with our taxman! If you and your mate dont have any special names for each other, is that a good sign or a bad one? Hows the middle class? How good has Obama been for the middle class? There are reportedly 8.2 ployed (the real number is probably closer to 12 percent or more). Obama promised less than 6 percent within his He has accomplished little if anything in helping the middle class? Much to the contrary. Handouts are reportedly far too easy to come by these days. Did I under stand that one in four families is on food stamps?! Depending on free food The Department of Agriculture is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Our national parks ask us: Please Do Not Feed The Animals. The reason for the policy is that animals will grow dependent on hand outs, and wont look out for themselves. Thus ends todays lesson. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Ive had two recent Facebook exchang planning and handiwork everywhere. Its simply a canard to me. We were just go seeing themselves as agents of Gods handiwork. George Zimmerman, the selfappointed neighborhood protector (as well as judge and executioner), attributed his killing of Trayvon Martin as being a part of Gods plan. This presents, to me, the rich dichoto my of seeing Gods work in all that per sonally touches us. It is sweet that your beautiful, righteous and inspirational. But an innocent lad has a hole blown in his chest because he is black and suspicious. That, too, is Gods plan? Or, last weeks Colorado movie massacre? My normal response is one of incredu lity. How can anyone rationally rejoice in Gods handiwork in the intricate, complex wing, yet dismiss Zimmermans brutality as not attributable to the same source. I miss the disconnect. Before considering free will, Id like my more clear-thinking believers in a personal God to explain the following: Go back to a time before anything has yet been created. God in His omniscience and omnipotence knows all that ever was and all that will ever be. He knows the last gust of wind that will land Columbus in the New World and that in less than 100 years, most of the uncomprehend ing native populations will be wiped out by disease and many survivors will be enslaved. God knows that during the Vietnam War, napalm will drop and melt My question is, having all this horror in mind, why not tweak humanity ever so slightly? Why not take a little of the brute out of the beast? Youre designing the cog (humans) to be key in your intricate wheel of life. Why not put more humanity in humans? Arguably, why not put more of yourself in your ultimate product? Hmmm? The counter argument is always the same. Its a two-part response. We, as mere mortals, cannot know the mind (intentions) of God and human beings were given a free will. For the sake of this seriously question the cause (the Creator) because of the murderous impact of His creation. But free will? Ive never subscribed to this argument because, as limited as my mind is, if I were tackling the task of creating a species from scratch and knew exactly the beast I was creating, Id still include free will but with a whole hell of a lot more humanity, too. Less brute in the beast. But now even free will is suspect. Im reading an unsettling new book by Sam Harris titled Free Will. According to Harris, People are mistaken in believ ing that they are free in the usual sense. I claim that this realization has consequenc es good ones, for the most part. Consciousness is literally separate from other brain functions. Science dem onstrates that the brains motor cortex, for example, is active prior to a person deter mining to (willfully) move. Also, we are all products of our genetic make up and all the a priori events forming our lives. This discussion on free will is just beginning. Please, freely join in. God willing? Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Louis Roney Play On! Chris Jepson Perspectives Less brute in the beast Let me call you something or other Tom Carey From my garden to yours My question is, having all this horror in mind, why not tweak humanity ever so slightly? Why not take a little of the brute out of the beast? Youre designing the cog (humans) to be key in your intricate wheel of life. Why not put more humanity in humans? Fruits of our labors Blueberries are native to Florida

PAGE 16

Page 16

PAGE 17

Page 17

PAGE 18

Page 18

PAGE 19

Page 19

PAGE 20

Page 20

PAGE 21

Page 21

PAGE 22

Page 22

PAGE 23

Page 23

PAGE 24

Page 24

PAGE 25

Page 25

PAGE 26

Page 26

PAGE 27

Page 27

PAGE 28

Page 28 Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like sages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 888-744-4426. HAPPY JACK DuraSpot Latest technology in flea, tick, mosquito Fuller Supply. 205-343-3341. www.hap pyjackinc.com MISCELLANEOUS Professional Painting Services able cost. Pressure Washing. All work Contact: James Bridges (407)310-1564 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Drivers/Flatbed Class-A. GET HOME WEEKENDS! Southeast Re gional, Earn up to $.39/mi. 1Yr OTR Flat AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866314-3769 Van freight. with plenty of miles. Annual Salary $45K driveknight.com. 800-414-9569 MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train online to become a Medical Office Internet needed! 888-374-7294 ATTENTION: DRIVERS! Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay, 58 Years Stability. New KW Conventionals. 2 Mos CDL Class A Driv House Cleaning 2 days a week laundry, minor repairs; hr. 407-346-3088. SE Region Drivers! Great Pay, Hometime! Bonuses, Vacation, Layover, Stop Pay + more! 23yoa. 2yrs HELP WANTED Massive Estate Sale Kissimmee http://EstateSalesbyCece.com http://Ce ing Dragon Lane Kissimmee 34747 More info on our internet site ESTATE SALES Large Rummage Sale Saturday, July 28th 8am 1pm Canterbury Retreat/Church of Incarnation 1601 Alafaya Trail Oviedo 32765 Many items, no clothing. Sue Grosso. 407-365YARD SALES Winter Park 3/2 Split Plan Condo W/D, Large Scr. Porch, Fenced Backyard, Vaulted Ceilings $950 Mo./12 mo Lease Glenda Massie, Coldwell Banker Resi dential Real Estate, 407-697-8796 REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT New Cottage ON the Lake. ONLY $69,900. DOCKABLE SHORELINE. Sale Sat July 28th Only. Gorgeous new designer ready lakefront cottage in beautiful wooded setting on spectacu lar, recreational lake. Boat, ski, swim, Perfect for vacation home or weekend REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medi cal Management. Job placement assis tance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888203-3179. www.CenturaOnline.com EDUCATION The Marketplace Its free to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified Order your classified ad online! At WPMObserver.com and pay for your ad in one convenient place! One Click. Job Resources. Real Results.The Employ Florida network helped me to improve my professional skills and connected me with a training opportunity. THE RESUL T : Elizabeth Matthews was trained and hired by Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.Employ Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol. ELIZABE TH MATTHE WS Monitor Technician and Unit Secretary Hudson, FL HIRED EmployFlorida.com1-866-FLA-2345 Size: 3.792" (w) x 2" (t) Type: Black and White Paper: Hometown News Southland Marketing Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Dollywood Great Smoky Mtns.Lake Property in East TennesseeYour Own Lake Lot$14,900Your Own Private SlipFREEAugust 4th ONLY Power 1-877-717-5263 Ext. 92 FL Statewide 3.792 x 2 7/13 60+ FL PropertiesJuly 24 Aug 6 real estate auctions FL Daniel S. Nelson Re Lic BK3223097. Williams & Williams Re Lic 1032049. Thomas L Williams Auc Lic AU1112. Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784 Buyers Premium May Apply. 3142 Santorini Ct, Naples Nominal Opening Bids from $1,000 For details, visit williamsauction.com800.801.8003 Florida Statewide Classieds, 2x2 TRANZON.COM 877-374-4437Tranzon Driggers Walter J. Driggers, III, Lic. Real Estate Broker, FL Lic #AU707 & AB3145 | 8% BPBANK OWNED 167 Properties Throughout Florida Many Will Sell Regardless of Price! August 1 10 Oceanfront | Acreage | Condos | Homesites | Homes | Retail Space | Ind. Bldgs Comm. Bldgs | Waterfront | Ofce Bldgs | Automotive Facilities | Mini Storage | More! rrrfntbtfn rf rnrtr b rrbrf rfRR Absolute Liquidation Auction Bayview Gardens Community 2855 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33759 Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 1:00 pm Cars; Trucks; Golf Carts; Trailers; Restaurant Equip.; Chapel Items; Tools; Office Furniture; Tons of New and Used Furniture; Shop Equip.; Contents of 60 Cottages; Laundry Rooms and Much More! All Rooms will be sold by Bulk Bid. Removal: Auction day thru Wednesday. No Buyers Premium Charged! Please visit our website for photos & details www.soldfor.com Auction Conducted by AB#9 Cliff Shuler Auctioneers AU#14 OBSERVER Open Houses SUNDAY 2-5 NEW PRICE! RENOVATED HOME IN HEART OF WINTER PARK 1541 Oakhurst Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/4BA, 3,332SF. This home in Olde Winter Park was remodeled in 2009 with wood floors, crown molding, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, beautiful cabinets and travertine. Home was en larged adding a second floor with bonus room, two bedrooms and baths. Down stairs master. Large fenced yard and pool. $660,000 SPACIOUS HOME IN MAITLAND 466 Piney Croft Lane, Maitland. 5BR/3.5BA, 3,717SF. Spacious home on quiet street with two master suites. Updated kitchen with warming drawer. Breakfast area opens to family room. Screened porch. New garage in 2008 with unfinished bonus room above. Steam shower, plantation shutters, Hard $489,000 SUNDAY 9-5 NEW PRICE! WINTER PARK LAKEFRONT SANCTUARY 1425 Grand Road, Winter Park. 2BD/1BA, 1,532SF. 1.86acre property overlooking Garden Lake. Newer roof, new septic system, and renovated interior includ ing granite counters and stainless appli ances. New paint throughout and slate tile screened porch. Metal boathouse, garden shed, new pump for well and wa ter softening system and a pergola by the lake. $350,000 OBSERVER Just Sold Homes 10717 Oak Glen Circle, Orlando, $172,000 Jerry Oller/Shirley Jones 4351 Calendonia Avenue, Apopka, $308,000 Kelly 831 Camargo Way, #212, Altamonte Springs, $59,990 MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross Sunday, July 29th 1245 Chichester Street, Orlando FL 32803 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,368 SF | 575,000 Pristine Colonial Treasure in Beverly Shores. Absolutely charming 2 story home boasts original hardwood floors, crown molding, new kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets and breakfast bar! The delightfully large master suite includes French doors to balcony, fan tastic master bath with double vanity, garden tub, large shower and custom efficiency A/C system, 2 utility rooms, and freshly painted interior! Hosted by: Catherine DAmico from 1-4 PM 1400 Chichester Street, Orlando FL 32803 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,887 SF | $675,000 Located in the heart of Beverly Shores, this beautiful pool home features two 1949! Home features an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite and breakfast nook. Enjoy the huge master bedroom suite addition with a fabulous sinks and walk in closets! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 1-4 PM 1822 Temple Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,079 SF | $299,000 Wonderful home located on a brick street in the heart of Olde Winter Park. Home features spacious bedrooms, three full baths, hardwood floors throughout most of the home, kitchen with wooden cabi nets and new appliances. The laundry/ mud room is large and offers great stor age! Fenced yard with paver patio and one-car garage. Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM 367 Vitoria Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jenni Sloan 720 Sequoia Trail, Maitland, FL Mitchell 2657 Palmetto Ridge Circle, Apopka, FL Melody Mitchell 1198 Quintuplet Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 sold by 4415 Ethan Lane, Orlando FL 32814 sold by Pamela Ryan 1574 Song Sparrow Court, Sanford, FL 32773 sold by Jennifer King 725 E Church Avenue, Longwood, FL 32750 sold by Sherri Dyer