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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title: Winter Park Maitland observer
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication: Winter Park FL
Publication Date: 08-16-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Please dont make short-term zoning changes (on South Park Avenue) that could create a long-term problem.Page 18Letters to the editor Healthy LivingShe beat lymphoma, and now shes helped others by raising more than $15,000 for cancer research.Page 13 NewsBaldwin Park Merchants Association has formed to promote and protect business in the Village Center.Page 7 CalendarWinter Park Villages inaugural Toast! Wine and Spirits Walk is Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Page 9 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 Apply Today! www..com Call for more information*Visit website for eligibility and detailsAWARDING 12 MONTHS OF MORTGAGE OR LEASE PAYMENTS!* Apply Today! www..com Call for more information*Visit website for eligibility and detailsAWARDING 12 MONTHS OF MORTGAGE OR LEASE PAYMENTS!* Tucked deep inside the Park Plaza Gardens wards had no idea he was reelected to the Or next on the list to continue toward the Senior housing project planning continues tland and Orlando is that the ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERA grand opening for the Maitland City Hall will be held Thursday, Aug. 30. Please see TRAINS on page 2Edwards retains seatMaitland begins a new era in new City HallCity looks for partner to silence trainsISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff The grand opening of Maitlands new City Hall will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. For more information on this event and other ongoing projects in Maitland, such as FlexBus and the Atlantic Housing Project, visit itsmymaitland.comSARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see COUNCIL on page 6 MEGAN STOKES Observer Staff Please see EDWARDS on page 5PHOTO BY MEGAN STOKES THE OBSERVEROrange County District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards poses with some supporters on Tuesday night at the Park Plaza Gardens. U.S. Rep. John Mica defeated Rep. Sandy Adams in the Republican primary on Tuesday. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR THE STORY

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Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:00 to 6:30 pm (World Record Attempt at 5:30 pm) West Meadow on Park Avenue, Winter ParkFree Pink Out T-Shirt for all record-attempting attendees!Fun family activities: bounce house, amingo decorating contest and more!Food available for purchase at Park Avenue Pink Out restaurantsOfcial Pink Out Flamingos available for purchaseGroups and organizations encouraged to participateThis is a FREE event, but you must register. Register online at www.PinkOutWinterPark.com, or call (407) 200-2900.Get a Leg Up on Breast CancerPink Out Winter Park Kick-off EventDo the Flamingo! Set a Guinness World Record.Lets kick off Pink Out Winter Park 2012 by setting a Guinness World Record. We need at least 1,300 people to set the record for the most people in a single location standing on one leg like a amingo for two minutes. PINKOUTWINTER PARKBeneting the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Mammography Scholarship Fund.

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Page 4 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Free Pre-K spots still availableIts not too late to enroll for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) offered by Orange County Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Brand new this year is Extended Day Services for VPK students at some locations. The program begins Aug. 20, the rst day of school for all of Orange County. The Extended Day Services are fee-based, which ranges from $15 to $85 a week. Visit OCPS.netCenter gets $10K to support anti-bullying programThe Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has received a special grant through the State Attor neys ofce to support its UpStanders: Stand Up to Bullying initiative. The $10,000 contribution will help expand the proj ect, which has already been active in 17 schools in Orange and Osceola counties schools. State Attorney Lawson Lamar, for the Ninth Judicial District, approved the funding in July. The UpStanders initiative, launched by the Holocaust Center three years ago, uses the example of Holocaust-era rescuers as role models for student intervention. We tell students that during the Holocaust thousands of lives were saved when bystanders became upstanders, standing up to protect others from danger, Holocaust Center Executive Di rector Pam Kancher said. The UpStander project helps them become more aware of what they can do to safely intervene.New website in making for Park AvenueThe Park Avenue Area Association is in the production phase of a new website designed to showcase the Park Avenue area to visitors and locals alike. The website will include informa tion about Park Avenue area businesses as well as links to company websites and social network pages. Register your Avenue business and complete the online questionnaire at members.experienceparkavenue.com by Aug. 17. Please contact Linda Semmler at Earth Inspired Living, 407-6442344, with any questions.Morse season previewIn its 2012 season, the Morse Museum draws from new acquisitions as well as its permanent collection to provide further perspective on the art of the n de sicle, and deeper insights into the Museums collecting activities. Highlights include a focus exhibition on a recent gift, an Orientalist painting by Lockwood de Forest; a special show celebrating the mesmerizing line of Art Nouveau objects; and a vignette on the art of fountain pens. The following are new exhibitions from the Morse collection and public events scheduled for the upcoming season: ( Focus Exhibition: Lockwood de Forests The Wreck, opens Oct. 23 Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking, opens Oct. 23 Vignette: New Acquisitions, Oct. 23, 2012Jan. 6 Art Nouveau from the Morse Collection, opens Feb. 12 Vignette: The Art of Fountain Pens, Feb. 12Oct. 6Art makes Central Florida $264M a yearNew research released on June 8 by American for the Arts indicates that the nonprot arts and culture industry gener ates $264 million in annual economic activity in the sevencounty Central Florida region. According to the Arts & Eco nomic Prosperity IV (AEPIV) national economic impact study, local arts and culture also support 8,966 full-time-equivalent jobs and generate $36 million in local and state government revenues. For more information about this project, as well as breakout reports for select participating counties and cities, please visit tinyurl.com/UAresearch Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com The 34th Annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) nished this past weekend with a bang when it announced the GOLDEN Aurora Award at the Gala/Spectacular. Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs of Winter Park took his third Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home. Team members include: Two Trails, Inc.; Redmon Design; Zio; Brad Grosberg, Principal, and Rob Turner, President of Interior Design at Phil Kean Designs. Phil Kean also won Best in State awards for the states of Florida and Alabama; and 17 other awards including 11 Green building awards. Carrie Cogsdale of Phil Kean Designs won the Concept Award for the Live Design Competi tion, which was held on the exhibit hall oor during the con ference. Visit www.PhilKeanDesigns.com Winter Park Periodontist Dr. Jeffrey J. Sevor, owner of Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology, is using cutting edge laser treatment on patients instead of the cut and sew method. This makes painful periodontal surgery a thing of the past. Visit centraloridaperio.com The Central Florida ofce of SIKON Construction, Maitland, announced the completion of the new three-story, 99-unit Veranda Senior Apartments in Homestead, Fla., under a con struction management agreement with HTG Veranda Senior, Ltd. International law rm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that shareholder Todd Miller was appointed to the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundations Board of Directors. Benton Wood, Partner at Fisher & Phillips Orlando ofce, has been selected to present How to Conduct Workplace Investigations at the 2012 HR Florida Confer ence & Expo. Winter Park-based pawn chain La Familia Pawn & Jewelry recently raised $5.25 million in new investment capital. The funds which were contributed by both private and public sources will be used to continue La Familias rapid store expansion throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Last sum mer, La Familia raised $7.5 million in new investment capital, including a $5 million sum from Advent-Morro that was one of the largest single investments received by a Central Floridabased organization in 2011. La Familia nearly tripled its rev enue from 2010 to 2011 and expects a 25 percent increase in 2012. Visit www.lafamiliapawn.com Wood Practice (and fundraising) is under way Athletic Director Gary Preisser joined Winter Park High School players on the eld Thursday, Aug. 9, to check out athletic trainers on the job. Preisser uses money from the Athletic Preservation Fund to pay for athletic trainers to assist coaches. In the past, without the fund, athletic trainers volunteered for the rst week of training. Advertising for the school district continues to be a hot topic as school districts across the country look for alternative ways to bring in revenue. Orange County Public Schools is regarded as the rst public school district in the country to launch a sales and marketing department. Since fall 2009 it has brought in an estimated $700,000 in new revenue for the district and schools. Obama is third sitting president to visit RollinsOn Thursday, Aug. 2, President Barack Obama became the third sitting U.S. presi dent to visit Rollins College. Coordinated by Organizing for America, the free and open to the public grassroots event held in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center featured a 25-minute speech by the 44th and current president of the United States. Though the majority of the student body was away for the summer, the presidents visit brought to Rollins an ethnically, economically and politically diverse crowd of 2,400 citizens from across Central Florida. For Rollins, its been 63 years since a sit ting president visited the College. In 1949, President Harry Truman came to Rollins at the request of the Colleges eighth president, Hamilton Holt, and was bestowed with an honorary degree. Before Truman, President Franklin Roosevelt visited and received an honorary degree from Holt in 1936. Photo courtesy of Judy Watson Tracy Re-proposal after 40 years of marriageJohn OBrien rode up on horseback and pro posed once again to his wife of 40 years, Sally Kilgore OBrien, on Park Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 4. She said yes!

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Page 6 558 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 All proceeds from ticket sales, rafe items and 10% of store sales benet the Sebastian Haul Fund. Helping Central Florida Greyhounds reach their forever homes. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 407-644-2969 or stop by our stores at 329 Park Avenue North, Winter Park PRESENTED BY: IN ADVANCE DA Y OF EVENT FlexBus moves along tation to iron out whats in the The person that puts up the We all know it has to work COUNCIL | FlexBus costs going up CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEPHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERWinter Park Police Department hosted its annual open house in conjunction with National Night Out on Aug. 7. This event focused on crime prevention and personal safety, and was a collaboration of law enforcement, local businesses and citizens coming together to ght crime.PHOTO COURESTY OF WINTER PARK POLICEThe Glenhaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Winter Park was the scene of a standoff with a man who said he was suicidal on Friday, Aug. 10. No one was injured. Winter Park Police say Daniel Thomas Austin, 33, above, armed with a Glock semi-automatic handgun, threatened to kill himself at the cemetery on Temple Drive. He surrendered after less than two hours, and was charged with aggravated assault with a rearm and aggravated assault on an ofcer.Cemetery standoffNight Out with Winter Park

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Page 7 Collaborative commerceWe want people to constant Future after foreclosure court-appointed to operate the exposure helps increase the inter 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 TOMMY BAHAMA FALL 2012 SAMPLE COLLECTION PLUS NEW MERCHANDISE IN SIZES MEDIUM XXLARGE OUR NEW LONGER SHOP HOURS: Monday through Saturday 11AM to 6PM (Closed on Sundays) (between Princeton & Ivanhoe) BANKERS 5 PREMIER PLUSTax Deferred Annuity 3.45% Yr 1 2.45% Yrs 2-5Guaranteed for 5 Years Issued to Age 90 Minimum Premium is $10,000Bankers 5 Premier Plus (Form BankersPlus-0307-FL) is a Single Premium Deferred Annuity. Bankers 5 Premier Plus surr. charges 8.1,7.3,6.4,5.5,4.5%. Min. monthly interest check is $100. Withdrawals in excess of accumulated in terest are subject to market value adjustment during rst 5 yrs. IRS penalty for withdrawal before 59 Minimum guaranteed rate after the fth year is 1% for contracts is sued in 2012. Issued by Liberty Bankers Life Ins. Co. Interest rate effective 8/6/12 and subject to change without notice.LBL 12-119 CALL TODAY!Financial Centers of America Winter Park, FL (407) 679-1599 Movies in the Park featuring Cars is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on the Village Center Green (in front of Barnies) in Baldwin Park. Family activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by entertainment and announcements at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Seating is limited, so arrive early! First Friday events are held the rst Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. in the heart of Baldwin Park, along New Broad Street in the Village Center. It offers live music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. Visit Facebook.com/ BaldwinParkFirstFridayFestivalARCHIVE PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVERBaldwin Parks First Friday Art Stoll on June 1 featured local artists, a DJ and face painters from Sprinkles Face Painting, above.Merchants align to bring in businessSARAH WILSON Observer Staff

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Page 8 For 15 years the Maitland Mens Club has been doing well by doing good. Comprised of about 40 local guys, the Maitland Mens Club is dedicated to community service with a special em phasis on helping children. This year the Mens Club has once again come through for dis advantaged local school children by partnering with the Christian Service Center (CSC) to provide Love Pantries in each of Mai tlands three primary schools: Lake Sybelia Elementary, Dom merich Elementary and Maitland Middle School. Love Pantries are the brain child of Commissioner Robert F. Stuart (Orlando City Council, District 3). As executive director of the Christian Service Center, Commissioner Stuart became aware of an acute need in our communities: The daily need for take-home food for our local school children. Weve all heard about it in the mainstream media as if it was occurring in a foreign land, but as unlikely as it sounds, many Maitland area school chil dren come to school hungry every day. Every day students come to Dommerich, Lake Sybelia Elementary and Maitland Middle without a full stomach and without the expectation of a hot, healthy din ner. It impedes their learning and impedes the progress of the entire class. To use what he often refers to as his gift of administration, Commissioner Stuart recognized this need and organized a solu tion. Love Pantries are specially made cabinets loaded with about 30 carefully selected food and hy giene items. Neatly arranged in the cabinet, the items are stocked and restocked weekly by trained volunteers. The food is purchased from Second Harvest Food Bank and is delivered to the schools by volunteers each week. It is handed out graciously and discretely to those who need it. There is no cost to the recipients and no cost to the schools. There isnt one govern ment dollar in the program. There are 180 public schools in Orange County. This year the Christian Service Center will have Pantries in 60 of those schools. Thanks to the Aug. 9 donation of nearly $7,000 from the Maitland Mens Club, all three of Maitlands primary schools are now included. Congratulations and thank you to Principals Paradise, Handley and Maxwell for their enthu siastic commitment to this project within each of their respective schools. And thanks to the men of the Maitland Mens Club for once again demonstrating their compassion and commitment to this community. In the months ahead, the Mait land Mens Club will look to part ner with other local civic groups, such as the Maitland Rotary, The Heritage Club, the Maitland Womens Club and PTSA groups in each school, as well as local churches, faith-based groups, and individual and corporate sponsors who can help the Mens Club keep the program going and growing. The need is there. The solution is there. All that is need ed now are people who care and who are willing to act. Anyone interested in assist ing in this endeavor is invited to contact me at philbonus@itsmy835-8811. Or contact Ms. Mary Lee Walker at the Christian Service Center at 407-425-2523, ext. 230, MLWalker@ChristianServiceCen ter.orgVice Mayor Philip F. Bonus President Maitland Mens ClubNew City Hall is open for businessOn July 23 the long-awaited new city hall building opened for business! Although there are still on the 23rd, and business is being conducted from the new location. The new facility is compliant with the latest U.S. Green Building Council requirement for an ener fully landscaped, and the interior solidated. The new City Council the latest audio-visual technol ogy so meetings can be conducted acoustics and visual access. If you are coming to visit or to lowing functions as shown below: First Floor Utility Billing, Finance and Management Services, City Council Chambers Second Floor Building Per mitting, Planning and Zoning, Mapping, Code Enforcement Third Floor Administration, Personnel, Leisure Services In order for the community to be able to inspect the new facility and to celebrate its opening, we will host a grand opening event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thurs day, Aug. 30. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in front of the new building followed by a dedication ceremony in the new City Council Chambers. Everyone is invited to attend! Maitland City TalkBY PHILLIP F. BONUS VICE MAYOR Maitland Mens Club comes through again for local school children Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CCITY MANAGER 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn Aug. 13 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting on Aug. 13. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:Non-action ItemsThe June 2012 Financial Report was presented and accepted.Consent Agenda approved. bids were approved (a complete listing can be found at cityofwin terpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets). City Debt Management Policy to address recommendations from the City Commission from the June 11 Commission meeting was tabled. Florida Municipal Power Agency was approved.Action Items Requiring Discussion regarding Winter Park Memorial Hospitals PINK OUT promo tion and was approved. to keep the City Commission in formed of any developments as they happen. Public Hearings ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2843-11, Advisory Board to establish a Keep Winter Park Beautiful/Sustainable Advisory Board was approved. of Interlachen Guarantor, LLC, was approved. dinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Sec tion 58-65 R-1AAA Lakefront District and Section 58-66 R1AA and R-1A Districts was approved. A full copy of the Aug. 13 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Aug. 27, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Grand re-opening celebration for newly renovated City HallA grand re-opening celebration for Winter Park City Hall will be held Monday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Residents and visitors the festivities that will include a special ceremony at 1:45 p.m., live music and refreshments. City Hall is located at 401 S. Park Ave. in downtown Winter Park. During their strategic planning session in April 2011, the City Commission decided to renovate City Hall with necessary improve ments to serve the city for at least the next 10 years. This renovation, which coincides with the citys 125th anniversary, was made pos sible by a stimulus grant from the federal government intended to make city buildings more energya more welcoming, customerto greet residents and visitors, the renovation includes new lighting and heating, ventilation and airconditioning systems. The exterior of City Hall was also renovated to create a more welcoming and attractive vista for guests and those passing by. The retention area between City Hall and Park Avenue was relo cated to allow for the installation of a large, inviting public lawn, live oak. An emphasis on seasonal color is sprinkled throughout the framing and accenting the open views across the newly expanded and clusters of colorful, potted ac look. On behalf of the City Commis sion and management, thank you to everyone who participated in making this renovation possible. Thank you also to our residents and visitors for their patience during the entire transformation process. For additional information, visit cityofwinterpark.org or call 407-599-3399.City Blood DriveThe city will host a blood drive out in front of Winter Park City Hall, 401 S. Park Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. All donors must bring photo ID. For more information, call 407-599-3506 or CoffeeTalk featuring Vice Mayor LearyPlease join Vice Mayor Ste Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., for his annual citys seventh year in holding for residents that have a latte on their minds or some beans to grind. This is your opportunity to talk with Vice Mayor Leary in an informal environment and ask him any questions related to city business. Special thanks to PalVisit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on Vimeo. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLANDThe new Maitland City Hall opened for business on Monday, July 23. The grand opening celebration will be Thursday, Aug. 30 and include a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility.

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Page 9 SHRINERS HOLDING SPORTSMAN EXPO SEPTEMBER 1stSportsmans Expo will be on Saturday, September 1st from Noon till 5 pm (doors open at 11 am) at Bahia Shrine Center, 2300 Pembrook Dr. in Orlando. Open to the public with free admission Bahia Shriners of Orlando has partnered with Mosquito Creek Outdoors along with other local vendors to hold the rst annual Sportsmans Expo for Outdoor Sportsman enthusiast. A family friendly event on Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Shooting, Camping and Hiking or just enjoying the outdoors. For your convenience food and refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Florida Fresh Water Game Commission, All Outdoors Florida (on-line magazine) along with other outdoor vendors will be available to answer your questions. With Florida hunting season around the corner Bahia Shriners is sponsoring a rafe drawing of 40 Hunting Ries tickets may be purchased at the door. Net proceed from this event are for the benet of Bahia Shriners facilities and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. For additional information, contact Bahia Shrine Center at 407660-8811. Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. Calendar Winter Park Cheer Athletics T h e P a r k P i c k U p A f t e r S c h o o l CALL TODAY: 321972 -6945 Study Hall and Quiet Room $60 per week or $75 per week with Tumbling Class 3 days per week *Water and snack included with games and Fun Time *Ages 5 and up with exercise daily *Girls and Boys welcome *15 years experience in Winter Park C A N B E P I C K E D U P A T E L M A N D M I D D L E S C H O O L S i n t h e a r e a Pick up by 6:30pm at WPCA daily! Reserve your spot TODAY! www.wpcheerathletics.com Winter Park Cheer Athletics T h e P a r k P i c k U p A f t e r S c h o o l CALL TODAY: 321972 -6945 Study Hall and Quiet Room $60 per week or $75 per week with Tumbling Class 3 days per week *Water and snack included with games and Fun Time *Ages 5 and up with exercise daily *Girls and Boys welcome *15 years experience in Winter Park C A N B E P I C K E D U P A T E L M A N D M I D D L E S C H O O L S i n t h e a r e a Pick up by 6:30pm at WPCA daily! Reserve your spot TODAY! www.wpcheerathletics.com AUG. 16Newcomers of Central Florida will host a black-and-white themed luncheon and general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. Members and guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gath ering at Cafe Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. Luncheon tickets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Call 407-366-9084 or visit newcomersc.org The Winter Park Welcome Center will host Coffee Talk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8-9 a.m. with Vice Mayor Steven Leary. The ofcial Orlando launch party for Or lando-based novelist Kristin Harmels new novel The Sweetness of Forgetting will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The book deals with the effects of Alzheimers, the Holocaust and Holocaust issues.AUG. 18Enzian will be featuring Don Giovanni (La Scala) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mozarts ultimate bad boy meets his match in Anna Netrebko, the opera worlds hottest female star. General ad mission is $20 and Enzian members pay $17.50. Visit Enzian.org Big Bang Bazaar, an indie arts, crafts and vintage bazaar, is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. There will be a free swag bags to the rst 100 at tendees. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are free. Visit bigbangbazaar.net Iridology & Nutrition; Eat Right for Your Eye Type presented by Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD. is Aug. 18 from 10-11 a.m. Your eye color is a guide to foods that contribute to your overall health. Its $15 and its at the Florida School of Holistic Living. Call 407-252-1397AUG. 20There will be a city blood drive on Monday, Aug. 20, at Winter Park City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. AUG. 25Celebrate the kickoff of Central Floridas cultural season with the 8th Annual Red Chair Affair on Saturday, Aug. 25. Your ticket to sample the cultural offerings for the 2012-2013, this extraordinary eve ning is held at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Visit biddingforgood.com/ redchairproject/2012 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Jason Robert Brown musical, the Musical on Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave.AUG. 27The Winter Park City Hall will be having a grand re-opening reception on Monday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com AUG. 16: Toast! Winter Park Village is hosting its inaugural Toast! Wine and Spirits Walk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Audi and LA Fitness, the event will feature restaurants such as Trufes Grill, TAPS Wine and Beer Eatery, Mitchells Fish Market, Lime Fresh Mexi can Grill, Publix and Menchies. For more information, visit toastwinter parkvillage.eventbite.com AUG. 30: City Hall grand opening The grand opening of the new Maitland City Hall is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more details. AUG. 24: Dog Days Tasting The Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at The Doggie Door/Unleashed. Its $25 in advance and $40 the day of the event. For more information, call 407644-2969 or stop by the stores at 329 N. Park Ave. AUG. 18: Andr Smith Restoration Project silent auction The Andr Smith Restoration Project will hold a silent auction to support the restoration of eight newly discovered Andr Smith paintings on Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The paintings were donated to Eaton villes St. Lawrence AME Church in the 1930s. For information or to contribute call Jerry Bell at 407-672-1001 or email him at jbtennisbum@gmail.com

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Page 10 Lifestyles Becky and Boris Adney are both bit-bybit beginning to make their mark in Bald win Park. For Boris, his fame has built up steadily, often leaving Becky barely able to catch up. But shes become accustomed to that part of the pairs relationship. Its usually where he wants to go, when he wants to go, she said. Im just hanging on for the ride. Boris, even with his nose toward the pavement, cant keep his admir ers away. He can barely take four steps down New Broad Street without someone stopping to admire him, or pointing and calling from afar. Oh my, isnt he handsome? they say. What a character! A man of few words, he leaves the talking to Becky. And though he doesnt mind modeling for a camera, Becky is in tow to handcrafted for your forever enjoyment at a reasonable cost. There are only two occasions in which the bumbling Boris will interrupt: if youre accompanied by a dog or if he smells that youve brought along a snack. In those cas es, mild-mannered Boris will speak up for the world or maybe just all of Baldwin Park to hear. In here you can sometimes hear him before you see him, Baldwin Bark owner Ashley Liguori says. I think he needs a theme song or something. In her shop, its a double whammy of dogs and delicious treats, and sometimes, big ol Boris just cant contain himself. His inner hound comes out. A howl to top all others escapes, and with a shake of his head, so does a splattering of slob shelves around him. One look into his big droopy brown eyes, and an apology is unnecessary; loved drooling bloodhounds behalf. Shes glad her small glimmer of spotlight in the shop is set high enough to escape the splash zone. Set on a shelf behind the shops counter sits Beckys business card, which reads Boris and Becks Dog Art Prints Artist: Becky Adney. Muse: Boris the Bloodhound.Unlikely inspirationAt the top of most artists lists of inspiration, there probably isnt a 5-year-old, droopy-eared, 100-pound bloodhound, but maybe that means Becky Adney isnt most artists. Though shes been creating art decades longer than shes had Boris, the Freedom High School art teacher says since she ad opted the bloodhound through a rescue in Gainesville a year and a half ago, hes given a new spark to her art. In December, Becky decided to temporarily ditch the large-scale home-dcor pieces shed been painting and selling, and take her art to the dogs. She now specializ es in crafting linoleum block print portraits of her customers favorite pooches. I probably never would have picked dogs if it wasnt for him but theres something thats so much fun about working with dogs, she said. They just make you laugh. 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Page 11 Teena Willard knew her son too. In public he was faced with rejection, mocking, critical stares and misunderstanding. His mother wanted help for him, but 40 years ago there just wasnt any where to turn for a family with an autistic child. Doctors told her to give up and put him away. But that wasnt an option for the mother of seven. The last straw, what she said really gave her the nerve to stand up for autism, and create a place for her son in the world, was the cruelty she experienced from fel low parents. Willard thought shed found a place for her little boy, a fancy nursery school to at tend that might be able to work through his special needs. Hed er she got a call that he could no longer join their school, because nearly every parent said if he were there, their child wouldnt be. The normally sweet, unas der her in that instant. Shes small but shes mighty, her daughter Judy Dennis said. You get tough, Willard said.Threshold is bornShe joined a group of seven other mothers whose children were dealing with similar issues Ben Willard, now 47, has severe autism, didnt speak and had ex treme behavioral problems and she knew she was where she be longed. Soon after, she began offering a school atmosphere at her home, teaching Ben and several other autistic children. But she knew more families needed help, and she wanted her son to go to an actual school. Thats when the Threshold Center for Autism was born. We call her the mother of au tism, said Kathy Pierson, public relations representative for the or ganization. We want the children that no one else wants, Willard said. Today, its grown from a little homes with around-the-clock care, an academy with students from Seminole and Orange coun ties, and an adult program for those who have aged out of the school system. Its Winter Park home base also has a clinic and that are safe and welcoming for clients with autism. Threshold takes on clients many cant or are afraid to deal with. Winter Park resident Denise Cortez said she was desperate when she found Threshold. Her son was 3 years old. He wasnt talking and would have what she calls meltdowns frequently. Hed throw chairs and destroy anything in sight. Cortez walked into Threshold many times in tears, and Willard was always there to assure her that everything would be OK. Shes probably the most com passionate woman Ive ever met; Teena took me under her wing like a daughter, Cortez said. It was very safe. They educated us, they comforted us, they became our family. while at Threshold was to hear him learn to talk. I just want him to say Mom my I love you, Cortez said. By the time he was 5, she could proudly say not only that he was telling her he loved her, but that he also had a smart mouth. Its a favorite success story of every one at Threshold. No one could contain their laughter when, af ter she was complaining about his sass, he stubbornly said, Be quiet, mommy! Brandon Cortez is now 21, a high school graduate with a girl friend. Hes also mastered the art of sarcasm and still gives his mom a hard time. Those stories are abundant at Threshold. At their academy, many students are taught oneon-one all day. The largest groups tions of Willards family work at Threshold, and that family atmo sphere and love can be felt in ev ery room. I dont think theyll ever real ize the impact they made in our lives, Cortez said. ence, said Jim Dennis, her sonin-law and Thresholds executive director. That just sums her up. Rally Day Kickoff at St. John begins at the Rally Day worship service on Sunday, August 26, at 10:15 a.m. with a special blessing of the backpacks for all students (young and old) and a blessing for all those who work in education. Following the worship service at noon, there will be a Rally Day Celebration in the grassy lot with food provided by The Meat House (cash only), Water Slides and Bounce House. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for education classes for children, youth and adults and to meet the teachers. Wear comfortable clothes to the worship service, dont forget your bathing suit, towel, cash for food and mark your calendar now as St. John Lutheran Church kicks off the new education year with worship, fun and fellowship! Rally Day Celebrationand Blessing of the BackpacksSunday, August 26, 20121600 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407-644-1783 IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com AUG. 17Movies in the Park featuring Cars is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on the Village Center Green (in front of Barnies) in Baldwin Park. Family activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by enter tainment and announcements at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Seating is limited, so arrive early!AUG. 18Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, at the A&Hs Waterhouse Residence Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the A&Hs Tele phone Museum. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit Artan dHistory.org Creald School of Art culminates its popular summer ArtCamp program with a youth art exhibition featuring works of the next generation of talent ed artists from Aug. 18 Sept. 8 in the Showalter Hughes Community gallery on Crealds campus, with almost 300 pieces of artwork on display. Light refreshments are served. Contact 407671-1886 or visit crealde.org Track Shacks 21st Annual Celebra tion of Running 5k will be on Satur day, Aug. 18, at the Orlando Science Center Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princ eton 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 rst of six premier Orlando running and walking races. For more information, visit trackshack.comAUG. 20Orange County students get back in the swing of things after a long and hot summer. Monday, Aug. 20, is the rst day of the 2012-2013 school year.AUG. 26Rally Day Kickoff is at St. John Lutheran Church, Winter Park on Sun day, Aug. 26, at 10:15 a.m. There will be a backpack blessing and a noon celebration with food trucks, water slides and bouncy house. Its at 1600 S. Orlando Ave. Call 407-644-1783. Maitland Public Library events: Disease provided by Alzheimers Association is Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Please register. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please register. Get your blood pressure checked at the Maitland Public Library on Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. ing featuring Aprils famous Pineapple Rangoons is Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Please register. a local photographer, presents Im pressions of Cuba on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. day, Aug. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please register. Maitland Public Library hosts pre school story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade. Call 407-647-7700 to register or for more information. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com To learn more about the Threshold Center for Autism, visit thresholdcenter.org or call 407-671-7060. Threshold also has its own medical and dental clinics, which are open to anyone, but are safe and welcoming for clients with autism. Autism center lls in the gaps for manyPHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVERTeena Willard poses with her son-in-law Jim Dennis, granddaughter Tabatha Crosby and daughter Judy Dennis at the Threshold Center for Autism in Winter Park. Three generations of Willards family still work at Threshold, which offers round-the-clock care for autistic students.Threshold Center for Autism in Winter Park has been helping families and children for more than 30 yearsBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Shes probably the most compassionate woman Ive ever met; Teena took me under her wing like a daughter. Denise Cortez

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Page 12 TUES-SAT 10:30-5:30/SUN 1:00 -4:00 breeds in the U.S. Shes up to 20 so far, and also of fers custom portraits of customers dogs for an ad ditional fee.Medium mattersThough she moved to Baldwin Park three years ago after falling in love with the small-town, com munity feel, Becky is just starting to poke around the local art scene. Busy with her art students at Freedom High School in south Orange County dur ing the school year, the summer, she says, is the only time she has to focus on her art and her art alone. In the classroom she focuses on teaching her stu painting what they see in the world around them. Much of the art she does on her own time is less by the book. I try to practice art for a cause, she said, stress ing the importance of not only using environmen tally friendly materials but using her craft to give back. Last year she and her students participated in an art auction for the Pink Ribbon Princess Founda patients. Shes made entire paintings from melted choco lates, other works from rain barrels and many from recycled materials. But she always comes back to her one preferred medium. Print making is my favorite, she says. The per fection-necessary process of carving the design of the print into the linoleum backing, and then inking it up to produce a high-contrast print, she says, is the most rewarding of all her projects. Combining that love with the inspiration she found in Boris sweet, slobbering persona makes her dog art prints the best of all her worlds com bined. He makes everything in my life more enjoy able, she says as she rubs Boris drooping, wrin kled face. Hes just made my life so much happier. She doesnt mind if on the street his spotlight outshines hers, because in her art and her life, he is the star.ARTIST | She loves prints CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 INVITE YOU TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING ON AUGUST 21 AT 7:30PM HIT & RUN HITS THEATERS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22www.facebook.com/hitandrunmovie | twitter.com/hitandrunmovieThis lm is Rated R. Must be over 17 to enter. No purchase necessary. Passes are available on a rst-come, rst served basis. Limit one pass per person. Employees of all promotional partners are not eligible. Seating is not guaranteed. Theaters are overbooked to ensure full house.For your chance to receive an advance screening pass for two go to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: WPMO84ZD NAME DAXS RIDEEmail Orlando@43KIX.com the year, make, and model of Daxs ride, as seen in the poster for your chance to win a special HIT & RUN prize pack!#HitandRunMovie With the start of the school year just around the corner for Orange and Seminole counties, its important for parents to do what they can to make sure their students are prepared for the academic rigors of the fall. But if your from an undiagnosed form of hearing loss, their health, well-being and scholastic success could be at risk. Because inter preted volume is often subjective for each individu al, young children often lack the capacity to be aware of their own hearing loss, and therefore must rely on the observations of guardians to make sure an experienced physician resolves their hearing issues. Obvious physical signs, such as frequent colds, fatigue and recurrent ear infections should be a talking point between pediatricians and parents as soon as patterns become noticed. Many times, parents will allow minor ear infections to run their course, but if they happen frequently, talking to your childs doctor about hearing loss test ing should be considered early on. Changes in observable behavior or general demeanor of your child are two ways to spot potential hearing problems with your children as well. Often times, children can become upset that frustration can manifest itself in the form of misbehavior during school. Alternately, your child may pull back from others as opposed to acting out. This can stem from a sense of hearing others, and can lead to sadness social situations. Its worth noting that not all children will display observable changes simply because, as mentioned before, the loss of hearing is subjective so they may not even know they are not hear ing at the same level as their peers. Hearing loss can be a systemic problem that quite literally makes following directions or requests hard for children. If your child is unresponsive to vocal addresses or commands, potential hearing loss rather than disobedience could very well be the reason. Another tried and true hint that your child might have hearing prob lems is the volume at which they watch T.V., play video games or listen to music. Children will often crank the volume up while engaged in these activities because of their inability to hear them at lower, more acceptable volumes. Of course, one fairly good indicator of possible hearing loss is the ways in which your child responds to your con versations. If they consistently respond with Huh? or What? in your inter actions, it may be time to take them to a hearing specialist for testing. From there, a proper treatment pattern can be outlined.Treatment optionsTreatment can include simple things as limiting the volume of their MP3 player) to more advanced methodolo gies, including hearing devices. Its important to note that hear ing devices today are much smaller and more durable than those many parents may be familiar with thanks to advances in technology. If a hearing device is recommended, audiologists the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate and manage hearing and balance disorders in adults in children will walk both the parent and child through a consultation and hearing device demo before determining the next steps of the treatment plan. The best advice is to watch and lis ten to the way your child is interacting with their environment. If something seems wrong, contact a specialist today to ensure that your child can get the most out of this school year. To learn more about hearing loss and treatment options, visit The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery As sociates on the web at ENTorlando. com. The groups otolaryngologists can perform multiple tests to diagnose and treat ear, nose and throat disorders. The audiologist team at the practices Hearing and Balance Center are clinically experienced and licensed therapists able to provide comprehen sive hearing services and testing for children and adults.Signs your child may have a hearing problemIZAK H. KIELMOVITCH Guest Writer Izak H. Kielmovitch If your child is unresponsive to vocal addresses or commands, potential hearing loss rather than disobedience could very well be the reason.

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Page 13 She could count down the clicks, the rotations and the zaps. Those 20 minutes, which in her hours, had become a familiar chore. She knew just when it was almost over breathing wasnt nearly as impossible and the smell of it no longer turned her stomach. Paula McCormick said shes lucky she isnt claustrophobic, considering the treatment for lymphoma in her eye required her to wear a radiation-emitting mask that was bolted down to the table four weeks. It began as an annoying feeling that something was in her eye in the summer of 2009. It was a little pink-skin growth that was later found cancerous. Whenever you hear the word cancer your heart sinks, said McCormick, who works at Seacoast National Bank in Maitland. And the more research you do, the more scared you get. And of course McCormick, who lives in Avalon Park with her husband and four children, headed to the Internet for information. What she read about lymphoma was frightening, but McCormick said she never lets anything stop her from being positive and moving forward. I have a vault, she said. It does you no good to just sit and worry. So immediately, as is her char acter, she sprung into action. She started getting everything in or der for the future because she didnt know how much time she had left. Test after test revealed, though, that there was hope and to only her eye, and radiation would cure it. She went through the treatment, which burned her skin and left her without eyelash es. During her treatment she suf fered a heart attack that doctors couldnt explain, especially at the young asge of 37. But she pushed on. In January 2010, her doctors told her she was cancer free and in remission. Going through that made her realize how precious life was. She saw the toll cancer takes on those who have it along with their families, and how important on other patients was heartbreak ing, but also inspiring. I feel like I didnt have to en dure very much, McCormick said. McCormick hopes that one day, children will wonder what cancer was rather than struggle against it. To help that cause, she participated in a Light the Night Walk for cancer and raised $300, she ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon and gathered $3,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and over 10 weeks this spring she raised more than $15,000 for the organization and became their Woman of the Year for the North and Central Florida Chapter. McCormicks powerful story and her great ability to tell it are what made her so successful in her fundraising, said Kelley Les perance, LLS North and Central Florida Chapter executive director. Local members of the Chapter raised more than $150,000 toward cancer-curing research. Much of the support during her fundraising came from coworkers and customers at Sea coast National Bank. Friend and colleague Rachel Helm said that McCormick is one of the most amazing people shes ever met, and she never lets what she goes life. If Ive learned anything its that regardless of what life throws at you, you get to choose how it impacts you, Helm said. You can imagine her struggle has giv life that I wish I had. And while McCormick said shes always put a focus on her family, since her battle with lym phoma, shes made it her top pri ority. Creating memories with her children and husband is what she cherishes in life. Theyve started new traditions, such as each family member getting to bake their favorite cookie during Christmas time. Any chance she gets to have her kids in the kitchen she wel comes. They run, bike and rollerblade together. Megan, 9, and Cameron, 8, describe their mom as brave and supportive, and they both said what they love about her are her surprises. She makes every thing exciting. Its fun hanging out with my mommy, Megan said. Shes just a really good mother. Get well naturally at... SALT THERAPY MASSAGE ACUPUNCTURE SKIN CARE407.965.3065 www.SaltRoomOrlando.com1804 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Visit www.lls.org to learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and how you can help. Theyre looking for next years competitors for Man and Woman of the Year, and you can nominate someone on their site. Paula McCormick is also passionate about the organization Base Camp, which helps children with cancer. Visit www.basecamp.orgPHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVERPaula McCormick and her children Cameron and Megan pose in their Avalon Park home. McCormick recently won Woman of the Year.A dose ofpositivityPaula McCormick beat lymphoma, and now shes helped others by raising more than $15KBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff

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Page 14 Every year for more than half a decade, Mike Alley gathers his family brother, sister, nieces and nephews for an annual volleyball tournament. They have a team name, matching shirts and a little family rivalry. Its all in good, clean fun, minus the fact that as he goes diving across the court for a spiked ball, he hits the court with a splash instead of a thud. He gets enough height on his jump to reveal his sneakers are fastened to his feet with silver duct tape visible through a substantial caking of mud, and his resulting impact sends out a wave splashing muddied brown water in the faces of his family-member teammates. Who doesnt love an excuse to splash around in the mud with your family, especially for a good cause? Alley says with a laugh. On Aug. 25 more than 2,000 people will descend on the Lee Vista Center in Orlando. Split into 168 teams, theyll surround and slosh into 28 2-feet-deep volleyball-court-sized pits of muddy water. And if they hit their goal, Mudd Volleyball Challenge co-founder Michael Compton says, they should raise near $200,000 in that one day for the March of Dimes. You not only have a good time, but youre doing something great for babies, Compton said. For the past 20 years, Compton and his Mudd Volleyball board volunteers from throughout Central Florida put on this all-day, down-and-dirty event. In that time, its grown from 11 teams up to 168 and raised more than $1 million for the charity, which supports prema ture babies and their mothers. Teams come from national airline chains such as AirTran Airways, local-run businesses such as Planet Smoothie in Waterford Lakes, and Orlando families like the Alleys. Sometimes its really nice to see your man ager slopping out in the mud and dragging around, says Marla Lauterette, board member and longtime participant through her company, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of Amer ica. Its a great dynamic to have. The best dynamic, Compton said, is that all the fun in the mud is ultimately for a good cause. Each team pays a $500 registration fee, but over the years Compton and his committee have come up with incentives to have teams raise sun, food and drinks and massages for $2,500, or, new this year, Pig Penthouse, which has individual butlers and massage therapists and access to an air-conditioned tent for those teams who raise more than $4,500. We really try to not only do our best to put out the best event we can, but to do what we can to raise the most money for March of Dimes, Compton said. Thats what it goes back to. Mike Alley says what keeps him coming back year after year is for the cause and the competitive outlet for some family fun. Its a competitive thing if you like that, and its for such a great cause its something Id never miss again, he said. Even if I dont play, Id come to just sit and watch. Its an event for all ages and groups, Comp ton says, as long as people dont mind leaving a little dirtier than they came, but knowing its thousands of moms and babies across the na tion every year. Compared to holding a fundraising walk People dont really go to a walk because its With this they come out and have a blast.PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKE ALLEY (TOP) AND MARCH OF DIMES (ABOVE)Mudd Volleyball returns to Orlandos Lee Vista Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, to support March of Dimes.Muddy event raises money for babiesSARAH WILSON Observer Staff The March of Dimes 20th annual Mudd Volleyball Challenge returns to Orlandos Lee Vista Center, 5380 Lee Vista Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information on how to register a team for the tournament, visit mudvb.com. To learn more about the March of Dimes, visit marchofdimes.com healthy the City of Wi nter Park 1887 2012thANNIVERSARY Visit us at www.workwellwinterpark.org, call (407) 644-8281 or connect with us on social media. Moss, Krusick & Associates Makes Strides Towards Wellness Wellness has permeated the office of Moss, Krusick & Associates, transforming the culture of this local accounting firm into a place where healthy habits are the norm. Share your companys wellness stories with us and help us make Winter Park the healthiest place to work. Up to the Challenge Workout BuddiesWhether its working out during lunch or playing basketball after work, MKA employees know that working out together yeilds great results.Walk it OutTeam MKA will participate in the American Heart Associations Heart Walk on September 15. Form a team today and help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease. Visit greaterorlandoheartwalk.org. Nearly 75% of the office participated in the Presidents Challenge, a six week program that challenges participants to be more physically active. More information at presidentschallenge.org.

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Page 15 Youve seen the ads around Central Florida inviting you to participate in investigational stud ies. You may have had a local physician suggest that you participate in one of his or her studies. Most of these studies, called clinical trials, test approved by the FDA for sale in the U.S. A clinical trial for a drug has ent purpose. Phase I determines the safe Phase 2 tests the drugs effectiveness and safety. Phase 3 tests to see if the drug is better than what we cur rently use to treat the problem or compared to no treatment at all. Since it is a study, you may be randomly assigned to the group that gets the medication or to the group that gets the current standard treatment or no treatment. Usually, you dont know which group you are in until the end of the study. Phase 4 trials are the continued monitoring until the drug is used by thousands of people in Who are they for? Criteria for each trial are dif are only for men or only women. Some studies recruit only healthy people, while others target Should you do one? It depends. Everyone has to make his or her own informed decision. Con phases of the study. have access to promising treatments that are not a cure for the problem you face. cations from the study, which may have been unknown when you start the study. After all, part the study later shows didnt help your problem. A committee, called the Institutional Review Board (IRB), must approve every clinical trial in the U.S. The IRB tries to be sure participants rights are protected and that the risks are as low IRB also ensures participants have key infor mation, including the studys purpose, what risks. The IRB makes sure the information is on the consent form, and that the form also lets you know you can withdraw from the study at any time. Typically, the informed consent is a written document with extensive explanations that you sign if you decide to participate. Take your time to read it and ask questions. Find out about any possible costs involved. Many studies provide the study-related tests and treatments for free, but not all. Some pay participants. Ask who pays for medical care needed for any complications from clude coverage for any experimental treatments, which includes clinical trials. A clinical trial may be just right for you. Or maybe not. The more you know, the better your decisions will be for you. Find out more at clinicaltrials.govMaitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www.healthaction.biz at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted 2012 March of Dimes Foundation working together for stronger, healthier babies NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING NURSEMarch of Dimes Nurse of the Year will honor the contributions of nurses working in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties who have demonstrated extraordinary patient care, compassion, and service.What are the categories?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. Categories range from Advance Practice to Student Nurse. Who can nominate a nurse?Anyone can! Patients, co-workers, supervisors, health professionals, and self-nominations are also encouraged. What is the deadline?September 3, 2012Have a question?312.274.8679 Sponsored by Dr. Nancy Rudner LugoHealth ActionIs a clinical trial right for you? Follow these helpful guidelinesWhat do you do with your children after school when Timmy wants to take tennis lessons, Molly wants to sing and act, and Johnny wants to play basketball? You send them to the Roth Jewish Community Centers J Univer sity after-school program! Whats unique about the JCCs J University program is that children can build their own customized afterschool schedule based around their individualized interests and all of it is available under one roof, in the heart of Maitland. The JCC welcomes children of all faiths. Each day after school, the JCC sends buses to pick up children from the following local schools: Dommerich, Lake Sybelia, Lake Highland, Audubon Park, Brook shire, Park Maitland, Bear Lake, Wilson and Heathrow. Then, parents pick up their children at the end of the day by 6 p.m. Studio, Tennis Academy, Karate, Building Blocks of Art, Soccer Skills, Junior Achievement, Rookie Basketball, Mad Science, Stage Stars, Indoor Soccer, Gymnastics, Creative Cooking, Silly Science, Painters. To learn more about J Univer sity, contact Abby Paulson, Youth orlandojcc.org or 407-645-5933. If youre a golfer, please join us at our annual Golf Classic, supporting the JCCs Marvin Friedman Scholarship Fund on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Rosen Shingle Creek. On the same day, a Beginners Golf Outing for ladies will be hosted as well at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. These are just a few of the things we have going on now at the JCC, but we have a number of incredible programs that run year-round, like our Early Child hood Learning Center (infants through Pre-K), Fitness Center, teen and mens basketball leagues, J University after-school pro grams (which picks up from local schools), weekly senior activities, personal training, group exercise classes, mommy and me classes, and more. Amy Schwartz is the marketing director of the Roth Jewish Community Center. The JCC welcomes people of all faiths. For more information, visit orlandojcc.org or call 407-645-5933. Amy SchwartzWhats up at the JCC?Kids craft afterschool program

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Page 16 Two days from now I will be heading to Mexico with our Aloma UMC Mission Team. Some team members have been packed for a week. I am not. Its not that I havent been thinking about the trip; the trip has been on my mind for nearly a year. Its just that a lot of things have got ten in the way. I have been working on the trip. Ive helped with washing windows, I went to a training day with the team, and Ive even got my sermon ready to preach while Im there. Im just not packed. True confession: I tend to be a last-minute packer. And that has gotten me into trouble on a number of occa sions. One time I forgot my underwear. Another time, my socks. Another time it was my hairbrush. Then my toothbrush. Each time I vow never to do that again, and I dont I forget something else! I tell you this because any great journey requires great preparation. Throwing things together at the last moment gener ally ends in chaos, and forgotten under wear! Aloma UMC is about to embark on one of those great journeys, and I want to make sure we are prepared. Last April I announced that the Church Council had called for a season of fast ing and revival. We will be fasting from our normal fall ministry lineup in order to concentrate on encountering God in a fresh way, and seeing what He has in store for our future. This is a new venture, even for me. Ive been part of revival meetings in the past, but never part of a whole season of seeking God in this way. I dont think we can just use a pre-fabricated checklist of things that need to be done, but we do need to spend some time preparing. As I was thinking about this season, I came up with a few preparations for the journey that I think will be helpful: pray on a regular basis, but I think it is God wants to do in each of us and in our church during this season. In the history of the church, all great revivals have been preceded by passionate prayer. not asking you to do certain things, like sell rummage, pumpkins and trees, we are asking you to be available for certain im portant events, like the Revival Meetings at the beginning and end of the season. We have great speakers like Pat Morley, Vonette Bright, Dr. Joel Hunter and Bishop Allen Wiggins coming to our meetings. ambushed by a passage of scripture in my daily reading. reacted to the news of our fast/revival in any number of ways: relief, anger, excite ment, fear, hope and concern. These are all expressions of our hearts. What I am asking is for all of us, regardless of our feelings, to open our hearts to what God wants to do in us during this time. Revival means to bring back to life. Spend some time asking God what part of your heart he wants to revive. Im sure Ive probably left something However, as I look back over it, I think it is a pretty good start for what I believe will be an incredible journey for us all. I believe Jesus has great things in store for the people who are willing and ready to follow Him. Lets make sure we are ready so we dont miss a bit of the experience.Rev. Jim Govatos currently serves as Senior Pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church located in Winter Park. A former atheist, Jim is passionate about helping people understand and experience a living faith in Jesus Christ. Please share your thoughts by emailing him at jimg@alomazone.org Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! 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Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com On Wednesday, August 8, Eddie Needham, M.D., FAAFP and Program Director for the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, led a discussion on Cardiovascular Health at the Work Well Winter Park Health Education Series. During the lunch-and-learn, Dr. Needham shared with the group that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States, aecting more than 600,000 Americans every year. What can we do to minimize our personal risk of a heart attack and maximize our health? e American College of Cardiology has identied several risk factors. ey include: Diabetes Surgery on the aorta, leg arteries (peripheral vascular disease), or carotid arteries Smoking Men > 45, Female > 55 Hypertension Having an elevated LDL (Bad Cholesterol) or a low HDL (Good Cholesterol) Having a rst-degree relative who has heart disease If you are diagnosed with any of these conditions, your risk is higher. ere is an online tool that enables you to calculate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack. It is based on rm evidence. e tool can be found at: http://hp2010.nhlbihin. net/atpiii/calculator.asp. You will need your most recent cholesterol results and blood pressure from your doctor. Ask your physician for your LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. A number less than 10% is lower risk; 10-20% is intermediate risk; and more than 20% is high risk. If you currently smoke and your hypertension is uncontrolled, this increases your risk. By controlling your blood pressure and stopping smoking, your risk may be cut in half. Starting a regular exercise program is also benecial. If we could put exercise in a pill and take it daily, wed all be healthier. However, exercise requires commitment and time. I encourage everyone to exercise 20-30 minutes most days. Walking is an excellent choice and requires very little equipment or training. Find a pathway or trail that works best for you. When walking, pace yourself so that it is a little dicult to talk in more than 3-4 word sentences. is helps you know your speed is heart-healthy. e same applies for jogging. Make sure your shoes t and that you are comfortable. Swimming is another great choice and can be performed yearround at the local YMCAs. Much can be said about nutrition and health. I would encourage us all to be consistent with our nutritional choices. Pick a plan and stick to it. If in doubt, choose color: eat greens, reds, yellows, and even purples (eggplant) rather than browns (fried) or whites (processed). e wise King Solomon once said, A cheerful heart is good medicine In conjunction with your physician, heart health can be actively pursued. Regular exercise, combined with a dash of nutrition, rounds out a plan for physical prosperity. Eddie Needham, MDCardiovascular Health Jim Govatos Reality LinesGetting revival readyWant to ensure that your child gets the most out of this school year? Then follow these Five Tips to encourage one of the best school years ever! 1. Start with promoting and modeling healthy living. When we are treating our bodies well, our brains work optimally. I told parents that if they sent me well-fed, well-rested, well-hydrated and wellloved children, I could maximize learn ing for them in my classroom. Guess what? Many parents took the challenge. They fed their children lean protein + whole grain + fruit + water or 1% milk every morning and made sure their children were in bed by a certain time. 2. Be intentional with setting goals to help your child with his/her growth op portunities. In order to make long-term changes, we need to be aware of what needs to change, set goals and imple ment strategies to help us get there. Ask your child what he/she could improve in school this coming year. Then, help him/ Write strategies to help them achieve this goal and check on progress regularly. Celebrate successes and keep encourag ing. You might need to adjust the goal so it is more achievable. An example: The only way to improve reading, is to read, more and more! Goal: Aubrey will read a book of her choice for 30 minutes every night. Each night the timer is set so its a full 30 minutes. 3. Encourage and praise your childs search by Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says that expertise requires an investment of 10,000 hours. In other your child can greatly improve in any subject. If your children use the excuse that they are just not good at math because of their genes, you can concan be good at math. strategies to remember information they learn. For example, my son learns vocabulary words very quickly by seeing words in the sentence and guessing/ checking the meaning. My daughter, his twin, learns vocabulary words by ing a picture to represent the word and then creating her own sentence using the word. Help your child explore the best strategies for reviewing and learning content, and they will start to own the content! 5. Finally, stay connected with your child. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Journal of the American Medical Association in Sept. 10, 1997) tested 90,000 kids in grades 7-12 found 100 variables that would protect children from negative outcomes such as violence, suicide, extreme emotional distress, drug abuse and early sexual activity. Want to know the No. 1 variable? Feeling connectedness at home, which meant to feel closeness, to perceive caring and to feel understood, loved and wanted.LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed., has been in education for 20 years, teaching and now training/coaching teachers how to maximize learning daily. You can reach her at www.maximizelearninginc.comFive tips to help your child maximize learningLEANN NICKELSEN Guest Writer

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Page 17 D9972, D0150, D0330, D0272, D0210, D1110, D8040, D8090, D88660 IT IS OUR OFFICE POLICY THAT THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED-FEE OR REDUCED-FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT.Offer expires in 30 days. Includes exam, cleaning & x-rays. New Patients Only. (Reg. $321)Cleaning, Exam & X-Rays -OR$59 Rachel Caldwell, DMD | Evelyn Ortiz-Castillo, DMDGeneral Dentists ADVM16182Offer not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or reduced-fee plans. Offer Expires in 30 days. $500 OFF Save 4808 New Broad Street |Orlando, FL 32814 BaldwinParkFamilyDental.comCall Today! 407-641-0325 A small waiting area with four chairs greets you upon entering Lake Baldwin Lane in Baldwin Park. only nurse and receptionist, whom you probably spoke with to make your appointment, greets you at the desk by name. In one of those chairs, you sit and wait as inaudible murmurs are heard from one of the prac tices three examination rooms. When its your turn, the one doctor of Lake Baldwin Medical, pronunciations sake holds the door open with one hand and other. We started this place with the ute face-time work schedule, Dr. B says. We spend the time people need, when they need it. At Lake Baldwin Medical, which Dr. B opened in 2009, that micro-practice, how that time is sometimes spent is dictated when, how and where the patient prefers. Show up sick outside his of business hours? Rather have care provided to you in the comfort of your home? Dr. B whos lived in Baldwin Park since 2007 with his wife, Jen nifer, and two sons, Khaled and Moussa says hell do his best to be there. He says hes built his practice from all-ages care and cosmetic treatments to concierge appointments on doing things best way he knows how: by put ting value in his patients time and care. ently, general care-wise but the name and face recognition you get here, he says, thats worth something.Care conciergeIn a typical week, Dr. B says he typically seeing 10 to 15 patients end there. During his residency in his tenure at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. B says he was introduced to the practice of concierge, home service medicine. In opening his practice in Baldwin Park, he brought the philosophy with him. Concierge care, though not a primary part of his family prac tice, is something Dr. B says hes if its what they want, and is a ser vice hes contemplated entering into full time. But the extra cost required keeps him coming back What about the people who them? he says. Thats always in the front of my mind. He says he didnt go into medi cine to only help those who could to care for everyone, from birth to death. That, he says, is the drive behind what keeps his practice alive. This has proven that this is the best way to practice medicine for me, he said. And weve been able to build a small, steady prac tice around here, even surrounded by medical giants. He also assists at one of those local health care giants of which he speaks. In his time not at the of assistant professor at the Univer sity of Central Floridas College of Medicine since fall 2009. growing. Though the intimate feel hopes to move to a bigger facility service, only with more options in the coming year. It all comes back to, he says, pursuing the means to keeping his patients, and in turn the com munity, healthy. If you treat people the right way, Dr. B says, then more will come.PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERDr. Rak Bouaziz, who goes by Dr. B opened Lake Baldwin Medical in 2009. It is a micro-practice that also offers concierge care.Homestyle health careBaldwin Park Medical doctor goes above and beyond, and out and about in the communitySARAH WILSON Observer Staff Healthy living tips from Dr. B for back to school and beyond: „ en Remember to get your u shot. Flu season is around the corner. Everyone 6 months of age or older should be vaccinated each year. „ en Use sunscreen daily. In Florida the suns rays are harsh year round. Daily sunscreen is a must to avoid premature skin aging, wrinkles and skin cancer. „ en Keep your child healthy. Back to school means back to the doctor for most young children. Keep your child up to date with a school physical, immunizations or a well child check. „ en Healthy living means healthy eating. Eat whole foods for whole body health. Eliminate excess carbohydrates from your diet and get at least ve servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Lake Baldwin Medical is located at 1459 Lake Baldwin Lane in Baldwin Park. For more information on Dr. Bs practice, email him at info@ lakebaldwinmedical.com or call 407-893-3905. You can also visit lakebaldwinmedical.com

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Page 18 Opinions A better road to prosperity Were the pilgrims smarter than us? When the Massachusetts pilgrims or ganized their community, all products of foods (from harvesting, hunting and protection were put into a common area and each resident took based on their need. The colony began to fail; disaster was pending (like with the Roanoke Island colony in North Carolina that totally failed). The leaders made an abrupt change in policy. Each family was allowed to keep and use what they produced. Productivity some failed. But the community prospered and survived. Does this tell us something about human nature and the path we need to travel? Tomas J. MacDonnall Winter ParkRezoning of Park Avenue in Winter Park is problematicIt appears that the mayor and some of the commissioners want to reduce the zoning restriction of one block at the south end of Park Avenue. This would set a dangerous precedent. The only problem in that block seems to be one rundown empty building that should be renovated and possibly divided into smaller spaces, which would make them easier to lease. Please dont make short-term zoning changes that could create a long-term problem, a problem that could change the character of Park Avenue forever. Charles F. Riley Winter ParkStruggling with your mortgage? Consider HARP or HAMPIf youre looking for relief on your mortgage, youre not alone. Nearly 54 percent of homeowners in Metro Orlando tracks real estate data. You may be able to ease the burden through the federal designed to help borrowers avoid forecloshould know. If youre current on your payments but them, you may be a candidate for HARP. the lowest possible mortgage rate when you owe more than your home is worth. HARP is well-suited for those who cant reasons, such as having a loan-to-value ratio that is too high. Record numbers of homeowners in this category are coming to Fifth Third Bank to discuss HARP, as the program begins to relieve some of Flori ate to qualify for HARP. However, you need to have obtained your mortgage in May 2009 or earlier, and it must be owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. Additionally, you must owe no more than 150 per cent of the current value of your home. For some homeowners, circumstances call for a more drastic solution, which is where HAMP comes in. HAMP allows your lender to modify an existing loan by lowering the interest rate, switching an ing the length of the term or reducing the amount you owe. Since the government can give you more breathing room. To qualify for HAMP, you must have obtained the loan before Jan. 1, 2009. You whether through loss of income, a change in employment or an increase in expenses like a mortgage rate adjustment or unexpected medical bills. Finally, you must have fallen behind on payments or be in danger of doing so. If youre not eligible for HAMP, discuss your needs with your lender, because Both HARP and HAMP are set to expire Dec. 31, 2013, and interest rates arent guaranteed to stay low until then. In general, its worth applying for a terest rate by 1 percentage point and you may be able to save even more. At Fifth Third, the process typically takes about 60 It cant hurt to explore your options. Applying for HARP or HAMP wont negatively impact your credit, as long as you stay current under the new terms. For many homeowners, that amounts to some much-needed good news. Andy Insua Florida mortgage director for Fifth Third BankIve said before, I love our big, gorgeous Winter Park oak trees. Almost all the time. I curse them just a bit when all those tiny leaves start falling, and I think how much easier the ones farther north are to rake. And, I confess, Ive been prone to whine like a baby each time I get into a 78-degree pool in the middle of summer, nearly a top temperature for us. Our pool was actually warmer in summer in Atlanta. Why? A combination of a dramatically shifting sun (the pool gets full sun in the winter, of course) and that glorious tree canopy, which completes the setting of our backyard. Well, Im here to tell you theres more to solar than Solyndra. We started talking with a number of local companies about possibilities for boosting the water temp and zeroed in on a natural gas heater and solar panels. We started the process two years ago and now regret dragging our feet. Brad Launs, with Everything Solar, should have gotten tired of talking to us over that period but didnt. Finally, in late May, we pulled the trigger. Brad says it was due to the time of year, the ambient air temperature he speaks of, but our water temperature climbed 10 degrees in a day. Weve gone from whining about the cold temperature to having to admit once or twice that its been too warm. When I do this I under promise and overdeliver, he says. And the reason I do that is that if were installing this thing in February, the two to three degrees is going to be what I say. Then, coming into March or April, its going to be warmer outside, your ambient outside temperature is hotter, so youre going to get a higher rate of recovery. Brads currently in the process of putting in a full solar electric system at his own house and looks forward to the day when he can provide excess energy back to the utility company. Most systems installed by Everything Solar are pool or solar water heating, estimating around 3,000 systems for each. But hes helped install complete PV photo voltaic systems in about 25 homes. My other half tends to do his homework, and as I spoke with Brad recently, I realized that much more what a good decision wed made. The panels used by Everything Solar for installs such products in that they do not lie directly on the roof, instead sitting in a sled which eliminates abrasion to the roof and prevents water damming, collecting and causing potential leakage. Brad says his company has never had problems with such issues. He said such panels caused a lot of problems for homeowners during the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, with collapsed roofs. We didnt have any issues like that use has six fewer holes in the roof per panel. If you have six panels, youve got 36 fewer holes in your panel we use. ricane better, Everything Solar can also help provide power during the power outages that follow, which those of us whove been through those, uh, dark periods, can truly appreciate. We take the critical appliances that you want running you want the a/c running, you want the refrigerator running, a light in the bathroom for one and a half hours a day, the TV on for maybe three hours a day so what you do is take the amp hours from those appliances and you calcu late. If youre going to have them on for this many hours a day, do you want it on for a week and a half, two weeks? he says. If a hurricane hits, youve got power for that. States such as Florida, com munities such as Winter Park are a natural for solar, but Brad sur prises me when he says, Germa ny is probably the most solarized country in the world 30 percent of Germany is solarized. Thats almost saturation point. Look at the climate in Germany. The climate in Germany is ridiculous; its like Michigan where Im from cloudy and rainy. They generate a lot of power with it over there and they do well. So the Sunshine State, out west, Phoenix, Nevada, California, all that makes sense. Yes, no more whining from me.Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter.Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.comClyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkWe highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local WinterParkLUVsArt If youre on Facebook, Im trying to do something positive for local artists and local artLUVers alike! Facebook.com/ WinterParkLUVsArt is a page where local artists can promote their art, and local art lovers can see new art from a variety of local artists. Itll be a central place on Facebook, online to go to and celebrate art! If youre an artist, simply Like the page and message me Ill add you as an administrator. Youll then be ready to post your art, Local appearances, exhibitions and more. Winter Park loves art and this is going to be the online place to see it locally! For more information on Everything Solar, visit www.poweredbydaylight. com or call 407-545-3590. PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERBrad Launs, with Everything Solar, says it was due to the time of year, the ambient air temperature he speaks of, but our water tempera ture climbed 10 degrees in a day after we installed the panels. No more whining about the pool being too cold its sometimes too warm!Sun shines on my solar system

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Page 19 Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!Mamas, dont let your babies grow up to be Thoughts that cross in the night far from stimulating, the sport of obstacle racing has become a wildly popular outlet. Obstacle races, also referred to as mud and adventure races, are all about challeng ing oneself and putting the body through an ultimate physical test. From jumping under barbed wire, it may not sound appealing to everyone, but with a little bit of training and courage completing a race can be a very rewarding experience. If youre thinking about signing up for one of these events but feel unsure about how to get started, there are a few things to keep in mind. You dont have to go it alone. These races are a great opportunity to build camaraderie between a group of coworkers or friends. Completing the race with a team enables you to help each other along the way, and what better bonding experi ence than crawling through mud together? Its not your average family fun run. Most races, like Orlandos own Savage Race, are serious about their obstacles. These courses are set across the most treacherous terrain available and designed to push you both physically and mentally, and may even force you to conquer a few phobias. They will test your running abil ity, balance, overall strength and stamina. Sign up early. Events like Savage Race have set pricing schedules, the earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is. There are also usually discounts for teams, students and the military, so be sure to check those out too. Train and prepare. As with any run, Savage Race is an intense event that you Bell trainer in Winter Park, advises that need to know your strengths and when to pace yourself so you dont get hurt, Harvey said. She also points out the importance of building upper body strength to get up and over intense obstacles: Fullbody exercises and high-intensity cardio Harvey suggests practicing at your local park to master obstacles such as the monkey bars or rope climbing, and states that powerful exercises such as the kettle bell swing and sprinting will help racers prepare. She reminds those training that proper form is always of the utmost importance, and advises to begin training early. Take your time when deciding where to practice. Visit some unconventional facilities like mixed martial arts or workout with a kettle bell trainer to assist in building strength and stamina. Endurance obstacle races arent for the light of heart, but dont be intimidated. These events are the perfect opportunity to set and reach a personal goal. Prepara and grab some of your most adventurous friends to sign up. As long as you ready the mind and body, the race may bring out a savage side that you didnt know existed!Sam Abbitt, CEO of Savage Race, received his MBA at the University of Florida and kicked-off the Orlando-based obstacle race event in 2011.From a reader: How do you tell a Romney supporter from an Obama supporter? Romney supporters sign their checks on the front; Obama supporters sign theirs on the back. Apparently, I am supposed to be more outraged with what Romney does with his money than I am with what Obama does with mine. Comment on facebook.com Donald Trump is a very positive, aggressive guy who is a master at making deals. President Obama is so unclever You are where you live health: (Sent by a reader) 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suf fer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red Americans. 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine Americans. 5.The Germans drink a lot of beer and fewer heart attacks than Americans. Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like its where you live that counts!An age to respectAn innate veneration for age was part of my upbringing. When one was very young, in a traditional Southern family that had aged members, learning to respect ones elders was traditional. My parents explained to me the need to exercise patience when dealing with my grandmother and our elderly cousins, aunts and uncles. The slightest suggestion of criticism or impatience from us kids brought instant rebukes, reminding us that we were out of order and being rude to our elders. One, of course, knows that someday he himself, with luck, may become an old person, but that fact alone does not produce the realization of get there. At 91 I still have respect for old people, although I seldom, if ever, meet anyone who is my elder.Unthinking stupidityOnce again my thoughts linger on the ancient tree burned down by an act of outrageous carelessness. The 3,500-yearold cypress, probably the oldest living thing in North America, had survived 35 centuries of the perils of hurricanes, rain, Tree fell prey to unthinking stupidity delivered by a human hand. The woman ing methamphetamine, according to the ance was set for Aug. 15, I was told. For me, and perhaps many other nature lovers, her wanton act of destruction was a sizeable crime against nature and humanity.Fairy polsSent by a reader (love those readers!): A little boy sits on his grandmothers lap as she reads a fairy tale to him. He asks, Grandma, do all fairy tales start with Once upon a time? No darling, said Grandma, Theres a whole series of fairy tales that start with, If elected I promise.What a job descriptionEvery now and then I am charmed to receive a letter from Betty Wilson, who lives in Virginia. That she enjoys things I have written is a high compliment, for her late husband, Sloan Wilson, was a prodigious writer of bestsellers who was in my class at Harvard. Sloan made his living with the words he wrote, and I, with the notes I sang on stages here and in Europe. Both of us were in the business of bringing pleasure to other people not a bad way to make a living.About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Sometime during the spring of 1966 my family and my fathers best friends family were on a picnic in Stone Park, just outside my hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. The war in Vietnam was raging, and the topic was always on peoples minds. The two fathers got into it over whether or not they would recommend war. My fathers position was that under no circumstances would he recommend that my brother or I serve in Vietnam. He able war that America had no business waging and that his sons would be fools to enlist. country right or wrong clich, popular at the time and that his four boys should serve. They went at it, hot and heavy, the remainder of the picnic. Their friendship was never quite the same after this heated exchange. It too became a casualty of Vietnam. I was recently listening to a TV inter view with a woman who was discussing the economy and the quality of her life, all the while straightening up her garage with her young daughter. Abruptly the conversation shifted to her son enlist ing in the Army. Eyes welling, her voice cracked as she said she was unsuccessful in dissuading her son from enlisting, that she had had a prolonged yearlong conversation with him during his last year in high school. He would enlist against her misgivings. What should a parent, in this case a mother, do to protect her child? I am immensely grateful for the sanity of my father regarding Vietnam. There was no family expectation that I go to Vietnam, actually just the opposite that I lucidly and violence of that ill-conceived tragedy. Survive. Thrive. military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a recent AP report, 45 per cent of the 1.6 million veterans of those injuries that are service related. That is, nearly one out of every two returning war veterans are requesting injury compensa tion. As a mother, what do you say to a child for them to grasp the idea that war fare is not a lark, that To be all that you can be means that, today, there is nearly a 50 percent chance that you will, my son, come back less than what you were physically, mentally or emotionally. At this point, the conversation quite reasonably shifts to the legitimacy of the states argument for war (and any claims 20th century, that being World War II. We wrongly, immorally invaded Iraq, and why occupy Afghanistan when it was Osama Bin Laden who needed to be taken out? Democrats and Republicans alike are militaristic fools and jingoistic blowhards. Our military is tragically and repeatedly used for fools errands and rather than strengthening making the nation more secure we are more fearful, more of a garrison state than weve been since the American Civil War. The trajectory of the West (since Ancient Greece) has been a focus on the individual and his/her ability to reason. The state tells you it needs your child as cannon fodder. Think. What do you logically, reasonably conclude regarding that request? Act. Mamas, dont let your babies grow up to be Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US My fathers position was that under no circumstances would he recommend that my brother or I serve in Vietnam.Are you a Savage? Try adventure racingSAM ABBITT Guest Writer Sam Abbitt These races are a great opportunity to build camaraderie between a group of coworkers or friends.

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Page 20 Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 Art Exhibit of United Arts GranteesThird Thursday in downtown Orlando is always one of my favorite events of the month. That is the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. when all of our downtown galleries open their new exhibits, and we get to toast new talent. On this Third Thursday, the dont-miss exhibit is called Granted! Its an exhibit showcasing the works of 44 artists who received grants from United Arts of Central Florida. The opening is free and open to the public, and the exhibit will be on view from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at CityArts Factory. From 2009 to 2011, 86 artists received grants in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Now we get to see the art they created. And remember, the Third Thursday Gallery Hop Orlando, the new galleries at the Church Street Exchange and neighboring Thornton Park as well. Call 407-648-7060 or visit cityartsfactory.comAug. 23 to 26 Star Wars at the Convention Center Billed as the biggest Star Wars party the planets seen yet, Star Wars Celebration VI touches down at the Orlando Convention Center from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26. The convention promises interviews with cast and crew and activities ranging from a costume pageant to Star Wars speed dating. The weekend kicks boy Kevin Smith in a conversation about his career, his fandom and how Star Wars intertwines with both. Known for his movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has also authored stories for heroes including Spider-Man, Green Ar row, Batman and Green Hornet. Other announced guests include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Pal patine), as well as celebrity fans Seth Green and Chris Hardwick. The evening with Kevin Smith, vention, begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Visit starwarscelebration.comAug. 24, 25, and 26 Thriller Theater presents the Art of MurderIn an estate on the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most-accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the arrival of his art dealer who he intends to kill. Thus begins the Art of Murder ning Joe DiPietro. Presented by Thriller Theater, the only theater company in Central Florida to focus exclusively on murder and mystery performances, the play will be performed at the Breakthrough Theater of Winter Park on Aug. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. According to Director Tabitha Rox, Ticket discounts will be given to anyone dressed as Columbo. Breakthrough Theater is located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034.Aug. 24 Electile Dysfunction with The Kinsey Sicks Billboard calls them, one act that should not be missed. The San Francisco Chronicle says, Their mangling of hit songs hits genius level. And I call it one of the funniest evenings Ive ever spent in the theater. This ben Film Festival presents Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President in their own (warped) version of a presidential campaign that touches on education, immigration, unemployment, scandal and social networking all in glorious four-part harmony. Original songs and re-imaginings of classics include numbers such as Sell the Poor, Eliminate the Schools, and the campaign anthem, Vote for Me (Im Not From Kenya). Electile Dysfunction has already taken the stage in Washington, D.C., New York City, Baltimore, Denver, San Diego and Minneapolis, but their job isnt done until they deliver their alternative platform in Tampa on Aug. 24 at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. just blocks from the site of the Repub lican National Convention. This performance is not appropriate for children. Call 813-274-8981 or visit Ticketmaster.com Aug. 24 to Nov. 11 Art in Stitches at Womens Museum The Florida Museum for Women Artists will present Art in Stitches, an exhibit of textile art featuring the work of nine Florida artists, providing viewers an opportunity to explore the place of textiles in the art world. On display from Aug. 24 through Nov. 11, the artists include Katherine Allen of Fort Lauder dale; Connie Enzmann-Forneris of Gainesville; Jayne Bentley Gaskins of Fernandina Beach and Valerie Goodwin of Tallahassee. A reception will be held on Aug. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Florida Museum of Women Artists is located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Call 386-8732976 or visit FloridaMuseumfor WomenArtists.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Orlando Based Documentary! THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Fri 1:00, 3:45 Sat 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Sun 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon-Thurs 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Eden Bar Summer Happy Hour Specials Every Day All Day 11am 7pm Opera on the Big Screen DON GIOVANNI (La Scala) Sat 11am

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Hosted by: Julie Bombardo from 12-3 PM OBSERVERJust Sold Homes 1365 Grove Terrace, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jenni Sloan & Pam Ryan 521 Spring Club Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 sold by Sherri Dyer 2508 Saginaw Trail, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Jennifer King 1825 Whitehall Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Catherine DAmico 281 W. Trotters Drive, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Jennifer King, Padgett McCormick & Audra Wilks SATURDAY 1-4SPACIOUS 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 ee siding, Azec trim and irrigation well. $489,000 SUNDAY 1-4WHISPERING WATERS PRIME LOCATION311 East Morse Avenue #6-4, Winter Park. 1 BD/1BA, 1,200SF. First floor condo within walking distance to Park Avenue. Updated kitchen with beautiful cabinets, corian countertops and sink. Large Florida room with great windows. Large master with three closets and updated bathroom. Newer AC. Deeded parking space in underground garage. $176,900GRAND HOME IN HEART OF WINTER PARK1018 Temple Grove, Winter Park. 5BD/5BA, 5,417SF. Oversized lot with beautifully manicured grounds. Contemporary home with new gourmet kitchen, soaring windows and ceilings, resortstyle pool, three car garage with work shop and circular drive. New energy effi cient roof. A rated schools. $1,399,000GREAT HOME BUILT IN 20102383 Parkside Glen Drive, Apopka. 4BD/3BA, 2,620SF. Built by M/I Homes in 2010, this home boasts granite coun ters, stainless steel appliances, oversized fenced lot and endless builder upgrades. 40 screened back porch was added by owners. Over $50,000 in upgrades make this a better deal than buying new. $279,900GRACIOUS LAKEFRONT LIVING850 Lake Marion Drive, Altamonte Springs. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,803SF. Great home with large lot. Property has 100 ft. on Lake Marion. Well maintained, split level home. Generously sized rooms, private entry foyer, gorgeous hardwood cherry floors. Second level has additional family or game room. Enjoy lake views from almost every room or quiet eve nings on your covered porch. $349,000 SUNDAY 2-5MAITLAND HOME ON LAKE MINNEHAHA1504 The Oaks Drive, Maitland. 4BD/3.5BA, 2,781SF. Built in 1979, this one story home on over acre sits high on a hill with fantastic lake views throughout. Huge open deck built to add a pool. Boat dock with lift and top deck. Renovate or build on this amazing, pri vate cul-de-sac street in Dommerich. $925,000BALDWIN PARK CUSTOM HOME2674 Meeting Place, Orlando, 32814. 4BD/4.5 BA, 4,296SF. Custom built in bookcases in office and media room. Chicago brick stoop, wood shutters, ad ditional trim. Home was built by Dave Konkol Homes, Inc. Wolf Range and Subzero fridge in kitchen and summer kitch en. Busby cabinets. Travertine floors, 9ft ceilings & higher, 8 ft doors. Pocket doors to pool/spa recess into the walls. $995,900 4599 Virginia Drive, Orlando, $235,000 MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross 8426 Secret Key Cove, Kissimmee, $278,250 Jeff and Barbara Friedman 5331 Oak Court, Winter Park, $116,000 Meg Dolan 5026 Fenwood Lane, Orlando, $364,000 Cathy Richey Material HandlerJob Description: Responsible for per forming the physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Unpack and check goods received against purchase orders or invoices. Maintain records of received goods, rejecting unsatisfactory items where necessary. Applicant must possess High School Diploma/G.E.D.; no experience is required. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699769ServerJob Description: Responsible for greet ing, taking orders, serving guests, and perform other duties as assigned. No minimum education or experience is required. Applicants must be motivated, team oriented, and driven to providing guest service. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699836Warehouse Person (Loader)Job Description: Responsible for build ing loads for transport, bulk and/or route trucks, using a forklift and/or electronic pallet jack. Move full pallets of product from the warehouse onto a trailer, and remove any returned pallets/plastic flats. No minimum education or experience is required. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699829CDL DriverJob Description: Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Applicant must possess High School Diploma/G.E.D., or equiva lent; a Commercial Driver License; a valid Medical Examiners Certificate; and six months of prior experience. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. 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Please dont make short-term zoning changes (on South Park Avenue) that could create a long-term problem. Page 18 Letters to the editor Healthy Living She beat lymphoma, and now shes helped others by raising more than $15,000 for cancer research. Page 13 News Baldwin Park Merchants Association has formed to promote and protect business in the Village Center. Page 7 Calendar Winter Park Villages inaugural Toast! Wine and Spirits Walk is Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Page 9 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 Apply Today! www..com Call for more information*Visit website for eligibility and detailsAWARDING 12 MONTHS OF MORTGAGE OR LEASE PAYMENTS!* Apply Today! www..com Call for more information*Visit website for eligibility and detailsAWARDING 12 MONTHS OF MORTGAGE OR LEASE PAYMENTS!* Tucked deep inside the Park Plaza Gardens wards had no idea he was reelected to the Or next on the list to continue toward the Senior housing project planning continues tland and Orlando is that the ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A grand opening for the Maitland City Hall will be held Thursday, Aug. 30. Please see TRAINS on page 2 Edwards retains seat Maitland begins a new era in new City Hall City looks for partner to silence trains ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff The grand opening of Maitlands new City Hall will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. For more information on this event and other ongoing projects in Maitland, such as FlexBus and the Atlantic Housing Project, visit itsmymaitland.com SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see COUNCIL on page 6 MEGAN STOKES Observer Staff Please see EDWARDS on page 5 PHOTO BY MEGAN STOKES THE OBSERVER Orange County District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards poses with some supporters on Tuesday night at the Park Plaza Gardens. U.S. Rep. John Mica defeated Rep. Sandy Adams in the Republican primary on Tuesday. PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR THE STORY

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Sunday, September 9, 2012 5:00 to 6:30 pm (World Record Attempt at 5:30 pm) West Meadow on Park Avenue, Winter Park Free Pink Out T-Shirt for all record-attempting attendees! Fun family activities: bounce house, amingo decorating contest and more! Food available for purchase at Park Avenue Pink Out restaurants Ofcial Pink Out Flamingos available for purchase Groups and organizations encouraged to participateThis is a FREE event, but you must register. Register online at www.PinkOutWinterPark.com, or call (407) 200-2900.Get a Leg Up on Breast CancerPink Out Winter Park Kick-off EventDo the Flamingo! Set a Guinness World Record.Lets kick off Pink Out Winter Park 2012 by setting a Guinness World Record. We need at least 1,300 people to set the record for the most people in a single location standing on one leg like a amingo for two minutes. PINKOUTWINTER PARKBeneting the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Mammography Scholarship Fund.

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Page 4 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Free Pre-K spots still available Its not too late to enroll for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) offered by Orange County Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year. Brand new this year is Extended Day Services for VPK students at some locations. The program begins Aug. 20, the rst day of school for all of Orange County. The Extended Day Services are fee-based, which ranges from $15 to $85 a week. Visit OCPS.net Center gets $10K to support anti-bullying program The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has received a special grant through the State Attor neys ofce to support its UpStanders: Stand Up to Bullying initiative. The $10,000 contribution will help expand the proj ect, which has already been active in 17 schools in Orange and Osceola counties schools. State Attorney Lawson Lamar, for the Ninth Judicial District, approved the funding in July. The UpStanders initiative, launched by the Holocaust Center three years ago, uses the example of Holocaust-era rescuers as role models for student intervention. We tell students that during the Holocaust thousands of lives were saved when bystanders became upstanders, standing up to protect others from danger, Holocaust Center Executive Di rector Pam Kancher said. The UpStander project helps them become more aware of what they can do to safely intervene. New website in making for Park Avenue The Park Avenue Area Association is in the production phase of a new website designed to showcase the Park Avenue area to visitors and locals alike. The website will include informa tion about Park Avenue area businesses as well as links to company websites and social network pages. Register your Avenue business and complete the online questionnaire at members.experienceparkavenue.com by Aug. 17. Please contact Linda Semmler at Earth Inspired Living, 407-6442344, with any questions. Morse season preview In its 2012 season, the Morse Museum draws from new acquisitions as well as its permanent collection to pro vide further perspective on the art of the n de sicle, and deeper insights into the Museums collecting activities. High lights include a focus exhibition on a recent gift, an Orientalist painting by Lockwood de Forest; a special show celebrating the mesmerizing line of Art Nouveau objects; and a vignette on the art of fountain pens. The following are new exhibitions from the Morse collection and public events scheduled for the upcoming season: Focus Exhibition: Lockwood de Forests The Wreck, opens Oct. 23 Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking, opens Oct. 23 Vignette: New Acquisitions, Oct. 23, 2012Jan. 6 Art Nouveau from the Morse Collection, opens Feb. 12 Vignette: The Art of Fountain Pens, Feb. 12Oct. 6 Art makes Central Florida $264M a year New research released on June 8 by American for the Arts indicates that the nonprot arts and culture industry gener ates $264 million in annual economic activity in the sevencounty Central Florida region. According to the Arts & Eco nomic Prosperity IV (AEPIV) national economic impact study, local arts and culture also support 8,966 full-time-equivalent jobs and generate $36 million in local and state government revenues. For more information about this project, as well as breakout reports for select participating counties and cities, please visit tinyurl.com/UAresearch Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com The 34th Annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) n ished this past weekend with a bang when it announced the GOLDEN Aurora Award at the Gala/Spectacular. Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs of Winter Park took his third Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home. Team members include: Two Trails, Inc.; Redmon Design; Zio; Brad Gros berg, Principal, and Rob Turner, President of Interior Design at Phil Kean Designs. Phil Kean also won Best in State awards for the states of Florida and Alabama; and 17 other awards including 11 Green building awards. Carrie Cogsdale of Phil Kean De signs won the Concept Award for the Live Design Competi tion, which was held on the exhibit hall oor during the con ference. Visit www.PhilKeanDesigns.com Winter Park Periodontist Dr. Jeffrey J. Sevor, owner of Cen tral Florida Periodontics and Implantology, is using cutting edge laser treatment on patients instead of the cut and sew method. This makes painful periodontal surgery a thing of the past. Visit centraloridaperio.com The Central Florida ofce of SIKON Construction, Maitland, announced the completion of the new three-story, 99-unit Veranda Senior Apartments in Homestead, Fla., under a con struction management agreement with HTG Veranda Senior, Ltd. International law rm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that shareholder Todd Miller was appointed to the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundations Board of Directors. Benton Wood, Partner at Fisher & Phillips Orlando ofce, has been selected to present How to Conduct Workplace Investigations at the 2012 HR Florida Confer ence & Expo. Winter Park-based pawn chain La Familia Pawn & Jewelry recently raised $5.25 million in new in vestment capital. The funds which were contributed by both private and public sources will be used to continue La Familias rapid store expansion throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Last sum mer, La Familia raised $7.5 million in new investment capital, including a $5 million sum from Advent-Morro that was one of the largest single investments received by a Central Floridabased organization in 2011. La Familia nearly tripled its rev enue from 2010 to 2011 and expects a 25 percent increase in 2012. Visit www.lafamiliapawn.com Wood Practice (and fundraising) is under way Athletic Director Gary Preisser joined Winter Park High School players on the eld Thursday, Aug. 9, to check out athletic trainers on the job. Preisser uses money from the Athletic Preservation Fund to pay for athletic trainers to assist coaches. In the past, without the fund, athletic trainers volunteered for the rst week of training. Advertising for the school district continues to be a hot topic as school districts across the country look for alternative ways to bring in revenue. Orange County Public Schools is regarded as the rst public school district in the country to launch a sales and marketing department. Since fall 2009 it has brought in an estimated $700,000 in new revenue for the district and schools. Obama is third sitting president to visit Rollins On Thursday, Aug. 2, President Barack Obama became the third sitting U.S. presi dent to visit Rollins College. Coordinated by Organizing for America, the free and open to the public grassroots event held in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center featured a 25-minute speech by the 44th and current president of the United States. Though the majority of the student body was away for the summer, the presidents visit brought to Rollins an ethnically, economically and politically diverse crowd of 2,400 citizens from across Central Florida. For Rollins, its been 63 years since a sit ting president visited the College. In 1949, President Harry Truman came to Rollins at the request of the Colleges eighth president, Hamilton Holt, and was bestowed with an honorary degree. Before Truman, President Franklin Roosevelt visited and received an honorary degree from Holt in 1936. Photo courtesy of Judy Watson Tracy Re-proposal after 40 years of marriage John OBrien rode up on horseback and pro posed once again to his wife of 40 years, Sally Kilgore OBrien, on Park Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 4. She said yes!

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Page 8 For 15 years the Maitland Mens Club has been doing well by doing good. Comprised of about 40 local guys, the Maitland Mens Club is dedicated to com munity service with a special em phasis on helping children. This year the Mens Club has once again come through for dis advantaged local school children by partnering with the Christian Service Center (CSC) to provide Love Pantries in each of Mai tlands three primary schools: Lake Sybelia Elementary, Dom merich Elementary and Maitland Middle School. Love Pantries are the brain child of Commissioner Robert F. Stuart (Orlando City Council, District 3). As executive director of the Christian Service Center, Commissioner Stuart became aware of an acute need in our communities: The daily need for take-home food for our local school children. Weve all heard about it in the mainstream media as if it was occurring in a foreign land, but as unlikely as it sounds, many Maitland area school chil dren come to school hungry every day. Every day students come to Dommerich, Lake Sybelia Elemen tary and Maitland Middle with out a full stomach and without the expectation of a hot, healthy din ner. It impedes their learning and impedes the progress of the entire class. To use what he often refers to as his gift of administration, Commissioner Stuart recognized this need and organized a solu tion. Love Pantries are specially made cabinets loaded with about 30 carefully selected food and hy giene items. Neatly arranged in the cabinet, the items are stocked and restocked weekly by trained volunteers. The food is purchased from Second Harvest Food Bank and is delivered to the schools by volunteers each week. It is handed out graciously and discretely to those who need it. There is no cost to the recipients and no cost to the schools. There isnt one govern ment dollar in the program. There are 180 public schools in Orange County. This year the Christian Service Center will have Pantries in 60 of those schools. Thanks to the Aug. 9 donation of nearly $7,000 from the Maitland Mens Club, all three of Mait lands primary schools are now included. Congratulations and thank you to Principals Paradise, Hand ley and Maxwell for their enthu siastic commitment to this project within each of their respective schools. And thanks to the men of the Maitland Mens Club for once again demonstrating their com passion and commitment to this community. In the months ahead, the Mait land Mens Club will look to part ner with other local civic groups, such as the Maitland Rotary, The Heritage Club, the Maitland Womens Club and PTSA groups in each school, as well as local churches, faith-based groups, and individual and corporate sponsors who can help the Mens Club keep the program going and growing. The need is there. The solution is there. All that is need ed now are people who care and who are willing to act. Anyone interested in assist ing in this endeavor is invited to contact me at philbonus@itsmy 835-8811. Or contact Ms. Mary Lee Walker at the Christian Service Center at 407-425-2523, ext. 230, MLWalker@ChristianServiceCen ter.org Vice Mayor Philip F. Bonus President Maitland Mens Club New City Hall is open for business On July 23 the long-awaited new city hall building opened for business! Although there are still on the 23rd, and business is being conducted from the new location. The new facility is compliant with the latest U.S. Green Building Council requirement for an ener fully landscaped, and the interior solidated. The new City Council the latest audio-visual technol ogy so meetings can be conducted acoustics and visual access. If you are coming to visit or to lowing functions as shown below: First Floor Utility Billing, Fi nance and Management Services, City Council Chambers Second Floor Building Per mitting, Planning and Zoning, Mapping, Code Enforcement Third Floor Administration, Personnel, Leisure Services In order for the community to be able to inspect the new facility and to celebrate its opening, we will host a grand opening event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thurs day, Aug. 30. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in front of the new building followed by a dedication ceremony in the new City Council Chambers. Everyone is invited to attend! Maitland City Talk BY PHILLIP F. BONUS VICE MAYOR Maitland Mens Club comes through again for local school children Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER 250 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.677.9777 A Premier Flooring Source nCARPETOODTONE TILELAMINATE AREA RUGINDO TREATMENT Featuring Exquisite Products for Residential & Commercial Projects Custom Design and Quality Installationn Aug. 13 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting on Aug. 13. Below are a few highlights of decisions made: Non-action Items The June 2012 Financial Report was presented and accepted. Consent Agenda approved. bids were approved (a complete listing can be found at cityofwin terpark.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets). City Debt Management Policy to address recommendations from the City Commission from the June 11 Commission meeting was tabled. Florida Municipal Power Agency was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion regarding Winter Park Memorial Hospitals PINK OUT promo tion and was approved. to keep the City Commission in formed of any developments as they happen. Public Hearings ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2843-11, Advisory Board to establish a Keep Winter Park Beautiful/Sustainable Advisory Board was approved. of Interlachen Guarantor, LLC, was approved. dinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Sec tion 58-65 R-1AAA Lakefront District and Section 58-66 R1AA and R-1A Districts was ap proved. A full copy of the Aug. 13 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Aug. 27, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Grand re-opening celebration for newly renovated City Hall A grand re-opening celebration for Winter Park City Hall will be held Monday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Residents and visitors the festivities that will include a special ceremony at 1:45 p.m., live music and refreshments. City Hall is located at 401 S. Park Ave. in downtown Winter Park. During their strategic planning session in April 2011, the City Commission decided to renovate City Hall with necessary improve ments to serve the city for at least the next 10 years. This renovation, which coincides with the citys 125th anniversary, was made pos sible by a stimulus grant from the federal government intended to make city buildings more energya more welcoming, customerto greet residents and visitors, the renovation includes new lighting and heating, ventilation and airconditioning systems. The exterior of City Hall was also renovated to create a more welcoming and attractive vista for guests and those passing by. The retention area between City Hall and Park Avenue was relo cated to allow for the installation of a large, inviting public lawn, live oak. An emphasis on seasonal color is sprinkled throughout the framing and accenting the open views across the newly expanded and clusters of colorful, potted ac look. On behalf of the City Commis sion and management, thank you to everyone who participated in making this renovation possible. Thank you also to our residents and visitors for their patience during the entire transformation process. For additional information, visit cityofwinterpark.org or call 407-599-3399. City Blood Drive The city will host a blood drive out in front of Winter Park City Hall, 401 S. Park Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. All donors must bring photo ID. For more information, call 407-599-3506 or CoffeeTalk featuring Vice Mayor Leary Please join Vice Mayor Ste Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., for his annual citys seventh year in holding for residents that have a latte on their minds or some beans to grind. This is your opportunity to talk with Vice Mayor Leary in an informal environment and ask him any questions related to city business. Special thanks to Pal Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on Vimeo. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND The new Maitland City Hall opened for business on Monday, July 23. The grand opening celebration will be Thursday, Aug. 30 and include a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility.

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Page 9 SHRINERS HOLDING SPORTSMAN EXPO SEPTEMBER 1stSportsmans Expo will be on Saturday, September 1st from Noon till 5 pm (doors open at 11 am) at Bahia Shrine Center, 2300 Pembrook Dr. in Orlando. Open to the public with free admission Bahia Shriners of Orlando has partnered with Mosquito Creek Outdoors along with other local vendors to hold the rst annual Sportsmans Expo for Outdoor Sportsman enthusiast. A family friendly event on Hunting, Fishing, Boating, Shooting, Camping and Hiking or just enjoying the outdoors. For your convenience food and refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Florida Fresh Water Game Commission, All Outdoors Florida (on-line magazine) along with other outdoor vendors will be available to answer your questions. With Florida hunting season around the corner Bahia Shriners is sponsoring a rafe drawing of 40 Hunting Ries tickets may be purchased at the door. Net proceed from this event are for the benet of Bahia Shriners facilities and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. For additional information, contact Bahia Shrine Center at 407660-8811. Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. Calendar Winter Park Cheer Athletics T h e P a r k P i c k U p A f t e r S c h o o l CALL TODAY: 321972 6945 Study Hall and Quiet Room $60 per week or $75 per week with Tumbling Class 3 days per week *Water and snack included with games and Fun Time *Ages 5 and up with exercise daily *Girls and Boys welcome *15 years experience in Winter Park C A N B E P I C K E D U P A T E L M A N D M I D D L E S C H O O L S i n t h e a r e a Pick up by 6:30pm at WPCA daily! Reserve your spot TODAY! www.wpcheerathletics.com Winter Park Cheer Athletics T h e P a r k P i c k U p A f t e r S c h o o l CALL TODAY: 321972 6945 Study Hall and Quiet Room $60 per week or $75 per week with Tumbling Class 3 days per week *Water and snack included with games and Fun Time *Ages 5 and up with exercise daily *Girls and Boys welcome *15 years experience in Winter Park C A N B E P I C K E D U P A T E L M A N D M I D D L E S C H O O L S i n t h e a r e a Pick up by 6:30pm at WPCA daily! Reserve your spot TODAY! www.wpcheerathletics.com AUG. 16 Newcomers of Central Florida will host a black-and-white themed luncheon and general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. Members and guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gath ering at Cafe Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. Luncheon tickets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Call 407-366-9084 or visit newcomersc.org The Winter Park Welcome Center will host Coffee Talk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8-9 a.m. with Vice Mayor Steven Leary The ofcial Orlando launch party for Or lando-based novelist Kristin Harmels new novel The Sweetness of Forgetting will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The book deals with the effects of Alzheimers, the Holocaust and Holocaust issues. AUG. 18 Enzian will be featuring Don Giovanni (La Scala) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mozarts ultimate bad boy meets his match in Anna Netrebko, the opera worlds hottest female star. General ad mission is $20 and Enzian members pay $17.50. Visit Enzian.org Big Bang Bazaar, an indie arts, crafts and vintage bazaar, is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. There will be a free swag bags to the rst 100 at tendees. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are free. Visit bigbangbazaar.net Iridology & Nutrition; Eat Right for Your Eye Type presented by Dr. Sama dhi Artemisa, PhD. is Aug. 18 from 10-11 a.m. Your eye color is a guide to foods that contribute to your overall health. Its $15 and its at the Florida School of Holistic Living. Call 407-252-1397 AUG. 20 There will be a city blood drive on Mon day, Aug. 20, at Winter Park City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. AUG. 25 Celebrate the kickoff of Central Floridas cultural season with the 8th Annual Red Chair Affair on Saturday, Aug. 25. Your ticket to sample the cultural offerings for the 2012-2013, this extraordinary eve ning is held at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Visit biddingforgood.com/ redchairproject/2012 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Jason Robert Brown musical, the Musical on Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. It is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. AUG. 27 The Winter Park City Hall will be having a grand re-opening reception on Monday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com AUG. 16: Toast! Winter Park Village is hosting its inaugural Toast! Wine and Spirits Walk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Audi and LA Fitness, the event will feature restaurants such as Trufes Grill, TAPS Wine and Beer Eatery, Mitch ells Fish Market, Lime Fresh Mexi can Grill, Publix and Menchies. For more information, visit toastwinter parkvillage.eventbite.com AUG. 30: City Hall grand opening The grand opening of the new Maitland City Hall is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Visit itsmymaitland.com for more details. AUG. 24: Dog Days Tasting The Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at The Doggie Door/Unleashed. Its $25 in advance and $40 the day of the event. For more information, call 407644-2969 or stop by the stores at 329 N. Park Ave. AUG. 18: Andr Smith Restoration Project silent auction The Andr Smith Restoration Project will hold a silent auction to support the restoration of eight newly discovered Andr Smith paintings on Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The paintings were donated to Eaton villes St. Lawrence AME Church in the 1930s. For information or to contribute call Jerry Bell at 407-672-1001 or email him at jbtennisbum@gmail.com

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Page 10 Lifestyles Becky and Boris Adney are both bit-bybit beginning to make their mark in Bald win Park. For Boris, his fame has built up steadily, often leaving Becky barely able to catch up. But shes become accustomed to that part of the pairs relationship. Its usually where he wants to go, when he wants to go, she said. Im just hanging on for the ride. Boris, even with his nose to ward the pavement, cant keep his admir ers away. He can barely take four steps down New Broad Street without someone stopping to admire him, or pointing and calling from afar. Oh my, isnt he handsome? they say. What a character! A man of few words, he leaves the talk ing to Becky. And though he doesnt mind modeling for a camera, Becky is in tow to handcrafted for your forever enjoyment at a reasonable cost. There are only two occasions in which the bumbling Boris will interrupt: if youre accompanied by a dog or if he smells that youve brought along a snack. In those cas es, mild-mannered Boris will speak up for the world or maybe just all of Baldwin Park to hear. In here you can sometimes hear him before you see him, Baldwin Bark owner Ashley Liguori says. I think he needs a theme song or something. In her shop, its a double whammy of dogs and delicious treats, and sometimes, big ol Boris just cant contain himself. His inner hound comes out. A howl to top all others escapes, and with a shake of his head, so does a splattering of slob shelves around him. One look into his big droopy brown eyes, and an apology is unnecessary; loved drooling bloodhounds behalf. Shes glad her small glimmer of spotlight in the shop is set high enough to escape the splash zone. Set on a shelf behind the shops counter sits Beckys business card, which reads Boris and Becks Dog Art Prints Artist: Becky Adney. Muse: Boris the Bloodhound. Unlikely inspiration At the top of most artists lists of inspi ration, there probably isnt a 5-year-old, droopy-eared, 100-pound bloodhound, but maybe that means Becky Adney isnt most artists. Though shes been creating art decades longer than shes had Boris, the Freedom High School art teacher says since she ad opted the bloodhound through a rescue in Gainesville a year and a half ago, hes given a new spark to her art. In December, Becky decided to tem porarily ditch the large-scale home-dcor pieces shed been painting and selling, and take her art to the dogs. She now specializ es in crafting linoleum block print portraits of her customers favorite pooches. I probably never would have picked dogs if it wasnt for him but theres something thats so much fun about work ing with dogs, she said. They just make you laugh. Bloodhounds, beagles and boxers, the University of Central Florida graduate is slowly working her way to her ultimate goal of making prints of all of the top 100 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. 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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 100% OF TICKET SALES SUPPOR T SHARE OUR STRENGTHS EFFOR TS TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER ORLANDO, FLORIDA SA TURDAY AUG 25, 2012 Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821 VIP 6:45pm-10:00pm | $150 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida C oalition for the Homeless of Central Florida REGIONAL BENEFICIARIES Florida Impact For tickets and information, visit T asteOfTheNation.or g /Orlando or call 407-808-7508 PSA Full.indd 1 2/18/10 3:57:29 PM 100% OF TICKET SALES SUPPOR T SHARE OUR STRENGTHS EFFOR TS TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER ORLANDO, FLORIDA SA TURDAY AUG 25, 2012Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821 VIP 6:45pm-10:00pm | $150 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida C oalition for the Homeless of Central Florida REGIONAL BENEFICIARIES Florida Impact For tickets and information, visit T asteOfTheNation.or g /Orlando or call 407-808-7508 PSA Full.indd 1 2/18/10 3:57:29 PM 100% OF TICKET SALES SUPPOR T SHARE OUR STRENGTHS EFFOR TS TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGERORLANDO, FLORIDA SA TURDAY AUG 25, 2012Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821 VIP 6:45pm-10:00pm | $150 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida C oalition for the Homeless of Central Florida REGIONAL BENEFICIARIES Florida Impact For tickets and information, visit T asteOfTheNation.or g /Orlando or call 407-808-7508 PSA Full.indd 1 2/18/10 3:57:29 PM 100% OF TICKET SALES SUPPOR T SHARE OUR STRENGTHS EFFOR TS TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGERORLANDO, FLORIDA SA TURDAY AUG 25, 2012 Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821 VIP 6:45pm-10:00pm | $150 LOCAL BENEFICIARIES Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida C oalition for the Homeless of Central Florida REGIONAL BENEFICIARIES Florida Impact For tickets and information, visit T asteOfTheNation.or g /Orlando or call 407-808-7508 PSA Full.indd 1 2/18/10 3:57:29 PM PHOTO COURTESY OF BECKY ADNEY Baldwin Park artist Becky Adney specializes in crafting linoleum block print portraits of her customers pooches. SARAH WILSON Observer Staff To see more of Beckys work, visit her website bnbdogartprints.com Painter and printmaker crafts portraits of pooches Please see ARTIST on page 12

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Page 11 Teena Willard knew her son too. In public he was faced with rejection, mocking, critical stares and misunderstanding. His mother wanted help for him, but 40 years ago there just wasnt any where to turn for a family with an autistic child. Doctors told her to give up and put him away. But that wasnt an option for the mother of seven. The last straw, what she said really gave her the nerve to stand up for autism, and create a place for her son in the world, was the cruelty she experienced from fel low parents. Willard thought shed found a place for her little boy, a fancy nursery school to at tend that might be able to work through his special needs. Hed er she got a call that he could no longer join their school, because nearly every parent said if he were there, their child wouldnt be. The normally sweet, unas der her in that instant. Shes small but shes mighty, her daughter Judy Dennis said. You get tough, Willard said. Threshold is born She joined a group of seven other mothers whose children were dealing with similar issues Ben Willard, now 47, has severe autism, didnt speak and had ex treme behavioral problems and she knew she was where she be longed. Soon after, she began of fering a school atmosphere at her home, teaching Ben and several other autistic children. But she knew more families needed help, and she wanted her son to go to an actual school. Thats when the Threshold Center for Autism was born. We call her the mother of au tism, said Kathy Pierson, public relations representative for the or ganization. We want the children that no one else wants, Willard said. Today, its grown from a little homes with around-the-clock care, an academy with students from Seminole and Orange coun ties, and an adult program for those who have aged out of the school system. Its Winter Park home base also has a clinic and that are safe and welcoming for clients with autism. Threshold takes on clients many cant or are afraid to deal with. Winter Park resident Denise Cortez said she was desperate when she found Threshold. Her son was 3 years old. He wasnt talking and would have what she calls meltdowns frequently. Hed throw chairs and destroy anything in sight. Cortez walked into Threshold many times in tears, and Willard was always there to assure her that everything would be OK. Shes probably the most com passionate woman Ive ever met; Teena took me under her wing like a daughter, Cortez said. It was very safe. They educated us, they comforted us, they became our family. while at Threshold was to hear him learn to talk. I just want him to say Mom my I love you, Cortez said. By the time he was 5, she could proudly say not only that he was telling her he loved her, but that he also had a smart mouth. Its a favorite success story of every one at Threshold. No one could contain their laughter when, af ter she was complaining about his sass, he stubbornly said, Be quiet, mommy! Brandon Cortez is now 21, a high school graduate with a girl friend. Hes also mastered the art of sarcasm and still gives his mom a hard time. Those stories are abundant at Threshold. At their academy, many students are taught oneon-one all day. The largest groups tions of Willards family work at Threshold, and that family atmo sphere and love can be felt in ev ery room. I dont think theyll ever real ize the impact they made in our lives, Cortez said. ence, said Jim Dennis, her sonin-law and Thresholds executive director. That just sums her up. Rally Day Kickoff at St. John begins at the Rally Day worship service on Sunday, August 26, at 10:15 a.m. with a special blessing of the backpacks for all students (young and old) and a blessing for all those who work in education. Following the worship service at noon, there will be a Rally Day Celebration in the grassy lot with food provided by The Meat House (cash only), Water Slides and Bounce House. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for education classes for children, youth and adults and to meet the teachers. Wear comfortable clothes to the worship service, dont forget your bathing suit, towel, cash for food and mark your calendar now as St. John Lutheran Church kicks off the new education year with worship, fun and fellowship! Rally Day Celebrationand Blessing of the BackpacksSunday, August 26, 20121600 South Orlando Avenue Winter Park, Florida 32789 407-644-1783 IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com AUG. 17 Movies in the Park featuring Cars is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on the Vil lage Center Green (in front of Barnies) in Baldwin Park. Family activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by enter tainment and announcements at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Seating is limited, so arrive early! AUG. 18 Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, at the A&Hs Waterhouse Residence Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the A&Hs Tele phone Museum. For more informa tion, call 407-539-2181 or visit Artan dHistory.org Creald School of Art culminates its popular summer ArtCamp program with a youth art exhibition featuring works of the next generation of talent ed artists from Aug. 18 Sept. 8 in the Showalter Hughes Community gallery on Crealds campus, with almost 300 pieces of artwork on display. Light re freshments are served. Contact 407671-1886 or visit crealde.org Track Shacks 21st Annual Celebra tion of Running 5k will be on Satur day, Aug. 18, at the Orlando Science Center Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princ eton 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 rst of six premier Orlando running and walking races. For more information, visit trackshack.com AUG. 20 Orange County students get back in the swing of things after a long and hot summer. Monday, Aug. 20, is the rst day of the 2012-2013 school year. AUG. 26 Rally Day Kickoff is at St. John Lu theran Church, Winter Park on Sun day, Aug. 26, at 10:15 a.m. There will be a backpack blessing and a noon celebration with food trucks, water slides and bouncy house. Its at 1600 S. Orlando Ave. Call 407-644-1783. Maitland Public Library events: Disease provided by Alzheimers As sociation is Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Please register. 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please register. Get your blood pressure checked at the Maitland Public Library on Friday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. ing featuring Aprils famous Pineapple Rangoons is Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Please register. a local photographer, presents Im pressions of Cuba on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. day, Aug. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please register. Maitland Public Library hosts pre school story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade. Call 407-647-7700 to register or for more information. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com To learn more about the Threshold Center for Autism, visit thresholdcenter.org or call 407-671-7060. Threshold also has its own medical and dental clinics, which are open to anyone, but are safe and welcoming for clients with autism. Autism center lls in the gaps for many PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVER Teena Willard poses with her son-in-law Jim Dennis, granddaughter Tabatha Crosby and daughter Judy Dennis at the Threshold Center for Autism in Winter Park. Three generations of Willards family still work at Threshold, which offers round-the-clock care for autistic students. Threshold Center for Autism in Winter Park has been helping families and children for more than 30 years BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Shes probably the most compassionate woman Ive ever met; Teena took me under her wing like a daughter. Denise Cortez

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Page 12 TUES-SAT 10:30-5:30/SUN 1:00 -4:00 breeds in the U.S. Shes up to 20 so far, and also of fers custom portraits of customers dogs for an ad ditional fee. Medium matters Though she moved to Baldwin Park three years ago after falling in love with the small-town, com munity feel, Becky is just starting to poke around the local art scene. Busy with her art students at Freedom High School in south Orange County dur ing the school year, the summer, she says, is the only time she has to focus on her art and her art alone. In the classroom she focuses on teaching her stu painting what they see in the world around them. Much of the art she does on her own time is less by the book. I try to practice art for a cause, she said, stress ing the importance of not only using environmen tally friendly materials but using her craft to give back. Last year she and her students participated in an art auction for the Pink Ribbon Princess Founda patients. Shes made entire paintings from melted choco lates, other works from rain barrels and many from recycled materials. But she always comes back to her one preferred medium. Print making is my favorite, she says. The per fection-necessary process of carving the design of the print into the linoleum backing, and then inking it up to produce a high-contrast print, she says, is the most rewarding of all her projects. Combining that love with the inspiration she found in Boris sweet, slobbering persona makes her dog art prints the best of all her worlds com bined. He makes everything in my life more enjoy able, she says as she rubs Boris drooping, wrin kled face. Hes just made my life so much happier. She doesnt mind if on the street his spotlight outshines hers, because in her art and her life, he is the star. ARTIST | She loves prints C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 INVITE YOU TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING ON AUGUST 21 AT 7:30PM HIT & RUN HITS THEATERS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22www.facebook.com/hitandrunmovie | twitter.com/hitandrunmovieThis lm is Rated R. Must be over 17 to enter. No purchase necessary. Passes are available on a rst-come, rst served basis. Limit one pass per person. Employees of all promotional partners are not eligible. Seating is not guaranteed. Theaters are overbooked to ensure full house.For your chance to receive an advance screening pass for two go to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: WPMO84ZD NAME DAXS RIDEEmail Orlando@43KIX.com the year, make, and model of Daxs ride, as seen in the poster for your chance to win a special HIT & RUN prize pack!#HitandRunMovie With the start of the school year just around the corner for Orange and Seminole counties, its important for parents to do what they can to make sure their students are prepared for the academic rigors of the fall. But if your from an undiag nosed form of hearing loss, their health, well-being and scholastic success could be at risk. Because inter preted volume is often subjective for each individu al, young children often lack the capacity to be aware of their own hearing loss, and there fore must rely on the observations of guardians to make sure an experienced physician resolves their hearing issues. Obvious physical signs, such as frequent colds, fatigue and recurrent ear infections should be a talking point between pediatricians and parents as soon as patterns become noticed. Many times, parents will allow minor ear infections to run their course, but if they happen frequently, talking to your childs doctor about hearing loss test ing should be considered early on. Changes in observable behavior or general demeanor of your child are two ways to spot potential hearing problems with your children as well. Often times, children can become upset that frustration can manifest itself in the form of misbehavior during school. Alternately, your child may pull back from others as opposed to acting out. This can stem from a sense of hearing others, and can lead to sadness social situations. Its worth noting that not all chil dren will display observable changes simply because, as mentioned before, the loss of hearing is subjective so they may not even know they are not hear ing at the same level as their peers. Hearing loss can be a systemic prob lem that quite literally makes following directions or requests hard for children. If your child is unresponsive to vocal addresses or commands, potential hearing loss rather than disobedience could very well be the reason. Another tried and true hint that your child might have hearing prob lems is the volume at which they watch T.V., play video games or listen to music. Children will often crank the volume up while engaged in these activities because of their inability to hear them at lower, more acceptable volumes. Of course, one fairly good indicator of possible hearing loss is the ways in which your child responds to your con versations. If they consistently respond with Huh? or What? in your inter actions, it may be time to take them to a hearing specialist for testing. From there, a proper treatment pattern can be outlined. Treatment options Treatment can include simple things as limiting the volume of their MP3 player) to more advanced methodolo gies, including hearing devices. Its important to note that hear ing devices today are much smaller and more durable than those many parents may be familiar with thanks to advances in technology. If a hearing device is recommended, audiologists the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate and manage hearing and balance disorders in adults in children will walk both the parent and child through a consultation and hearing device demo before determining the next steps of the treatment plan. The best advice is to watch and lis ten to the way your child is interacting with their environment. If something seems wrong, contact a specialist today to ensure that your child can get the most out of this school year. To learn more about hearing loss and treatment options, visit The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery As sociates on the web at ENTorlando. com. The groups otolaryngologists can perform multiple tests to diag nose and treat ear, nose and throat disorders. The audiologist team at the practices Hearing and Balance Center are clinically experienced and licensed therapists able to provide comprehen sive hearing services and testing for children and adults. Signs your child may have a hearing problem IZAK H. KIELMOVITCH Guest Writer Izak H. Kielmovitch If your child is unresponsive to vocal addresses or commands, potential hearing loss rather than disobedience could very well be the reason.

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Page 13 She could count down the clicks, the rotations and the zaps. Those 20 minutes, which in her hours, had become a familiar chore. She knew just when it was almost over breathing wasnt nearly as impossible and the smell of it no longer turned her stom ach. Paula McCormick said shes lucky she isnt claustrophobic, considering the treatment for lymphoma in her eye required her to wear a radiation-emitting mask that was bolted down to the table four weeks. It began as an annoying feeling that something was in her eye in the summer of 2009. It was a little pink-skin growth that was later found cancerous. Whenever you hear the word cancer your heart sinks, said Mc Cormick, who works at Seacoast National Bank in Maitland. And the more research you do, the more scared you get. And of course McCormick, who lives in Avalon Park with her husband and four children, head ed to the Internet for information. What she read about lymphoma was frightening, but McCormick said she never lets anything stop her from being positive and mov ing forward. I have a vault, she said. It does you no good to just sit and worry. So immediately, as is her char acter, she sprung into action. She started getting everything in or der for the future because she didnt know how much time she had left. Test after test revealed, though, that there was hope and to only her eye, and radiation would cure it. She went through the treatment, which burned her skin and left her without eyelash es. During her treatment she suf fered a heart attack that doctors couldnt explain, especially at the young asge of 37. But she pushed on. In January 2010, her doctors told her she was cancer free and in remission. Going through that made her realize how precious life was. She saw the toll cancer takes on those who have it along with their families, and how important on other patients was heartbreak ing, but also inspiring. I feel like I didnt have to en dure very much, McCormick said. McCormick hopes that one day, children will wonder what cancer was rather than struggle against it. To help that cause, she participated in a Light the Night Walk for cancer and raised $300, she ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon and gathered $3,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and over 10 weeks this spring she raised more than $15,000 for the organization and became their Woman of the Year for the North and Central Florida Chapter. McCormicks powerful story and her great ability to tell it are what made her so successful in her fundraising, said Kelley Les perance, LLS North and Central Florida Chapter executive direc tor. Local members of the Chapter raised more than $150,000 toward cancer-curing research. Much of the support during her fundraising came from coworkers and customers at Sea coast National Bank. Friend and colleague Rachel Helm said that McCormick is one of the most amazing people shes ever met, and she never lets what she goes life. If Ive learned anything its that regardless of what life throws at you, you get to choose how it impacts you, Helm said. You can imagine her struggle has giv life that I wish I had. And while McCormick said shes always put a focus on her family, since her battle with lym phoma, shes made it her top pri ority. Creating memories with her children and husband is what she cherishes in life. Theyve started new traditions, such as each fam ily member getting to bake their favorite cookie during Christmas time. Any chance she gets to have her kids in the kitchen she wel comes. They run, bike and rollerblade together. Megan, 9, and Cameron, 8, describe their mom as brave and supportive, and they both said what they love about her are her surprises. She makes every thing exciting. Its fun hanging out with my mommy, Megan said. Shes just a really good mother. Get well naturally at... SALT THERAPY MASSAGE ACUPUNCTURE SKIN CARE407.965.3065 www.SaltRoomOrlando.com1804 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Visit www.lls.org to learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and how you can help. Theyre looking for next years competitors for Man and Woman of the Year, and you can nominate someone on their site. Paula McCormick is also passionate about the organization Base Camp, which helps children with cancer. Visit www.basecamp.org PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVER Paula McCormick and her children Cameron and Megan pose in their Avalon Park home. McCormick recently won Woman of the Year. A dose of positivity Paula McCormick beat lymphoma, and now shes helped others by raising more than $15K BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff

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Page 14 Every year for more than half a decade, Mike Alley gathers his family brother, sister, nieces and nephews for an annual volleyball tournament. They have a team name, matching shirts and a little family rivalry. Its all in good, clean fun, minus the fact that as he goes diving across the court for a spiked ball, he hits the court with a splash instead of a thud. He gets enough height on his jump to reveal his sneakers are fastened to his feet with silver duct tape visible through a substantial caking of mud, and his resulting impact sends out a wave splashing muddied brown water in the faces of his family-member teammates. Who doesnt love an excuse to splash around in the mud with your family, especially for a good cause? Alley says with a laugh. On Aug. 25 more than 2,000 people will descend on the Lee Vista Center in Orlando. Split into 168 teams, theyll surround and slosh into 28 2-feet-deep volleyball-court-sized pits of muddy water. And if they hit their goal, Mudd Volleyball Challenge co-founder Michael Compton says, they should raise near $200,000 in that one day for the March of Dimes. You not only have a good time, but youre doing something great for babies, Compton said. For the past 20 years, Compton and his Mudd Volleyball board volunteers from throughout Central Florida put on this all-day, down-and-dirty event. In that time, its grown from 11 teams up to 168 and raised more than $1 million for the charity, which supports prema ture babies and their mothers. Teams come from national airline chains such as AirTran Airways, local-run businesses such as Planet Smoothie in Waterford Lakes, and Orlando families like the Alleys. Sometimes its really nice to see your man ager slopping out in the mud and dragging around, says Marla Lauterette, board member and longtime participant through her company, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of Amer ica. Its a great dynamic to have. The best dynamic, Compton said, is that all the fun in the mud is ultimately for a good cause. Each team pays a $500 registration fee, but over the years Compton and his committee have come up with incentives to have teams raise sun, food and drinks and massages for $2,500, or, new this year, Pig Penthouse, which has individual butlers and massage therapists and access to an air-conditioned tent for those teams who raise more than $4,500. We really try to not only do our best to put out the best event we can, but to do what we can to raise the most money for March of Dimes, Compton said. Thats what it goes back to. Mike Alley says what keeps him coming back year after year is for the cause and the competitive outlet for some family fun. Its a competitive thing if you like that, and its for such a great cause its something Id never miss again, he said. Even if I dont play, Id come to just sit and watch. Its an event for all ages and groups, Comp ton says, as long as people dont mind leaving a little dirtier than they came, but knowing its thousands of moms and babies across the na tion every year. Compared to holding a fundraising walk People dont really go to a walk because its With this they come out and have a blast. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKE ALLEY (TOP) AND MARCH OF DIMES (ABOVE) Mudd Volleyball returns to Orlandos Lee Vista Center on Saturday, Aug. 25, to support March of Dimes. Muddy event raises money for babies SARAH WILSON Observer Staff The March of Dimes 20th annual Mudd Volleyball Challenge returns to Orlandos Lee Vista Center, 5380 Lee Vista Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information on how to register a team for the tournament, visit mudvb.com. To learn more about the March of Dimes, visit marchofdimes.com healthy the City of Wi nter Park 1887 2012thANNIVERSARY Visit us at www.workwellwinterpark.org, call (407) 644-8281 or connect with us on social media. Moss, Krusick & Associates Makes Strides Towards Wellness Wellness has permeated the office of Moss, Krusick & Associates, transforming the culture of this local accounting firm into a place where healthy habits are the norm. Share your companys wellness stories with us and help us make Winter Park the healthiest place to work. Up to the Challenge Workout BuddiesWhether its working out during lunch or playing basketball after work, MKA employees know that working out together yeilds great results.Walk it OutTeam MKA will participate in the American Heart Associations Heart Walk on September 15. Form a team today and help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease. Visit greaterorlandoheartwalk.org. Nearly 75% of the office participated in the Presidents Challenge, a six week program that challenges participants to be more physically active. More information at presidentschallenge.org.

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Page 15 Youve seen the ads around Central Florida inviting you to participate in investigational stud ies. You may have had a local physician suggest that you participate in one of his or her studies. Most of these studies, called clinical trials, test approved by the FDA for sale in the U.S. A clinical trial for a drug has ent purpose. Phase I determines the safe Phase 2 tests the drugs ef fectiveness and safety. Phase 3 tests to see if the drug is better than what we cur rently use to treat the problem or compared to no treatment at all. Since it is a study, you may be randomly assigned to the group that gets the medication or to the group that gets the current standard treatment or no treatment. Usually, you dont know which group you are in until the end of the study. Phase 4 trials are the continued monitoring until the drug is used by thousands of people in Who are they for? Criteria for each trial are dif are only for men or only women. Some studies recruit only healthy people, while others target Should you do one? It depends. Everyone has to make his or her own informed decision. Con phases of the study. have access to promising treatments that are not a cure for the problem you face. cations from the study, which may have been unknown when you start the study. After all, part the study later shows didnt help your problem. A committee, called the Institutional Review Board (IRB), must approve every clinical trial in the U.S. The IRB tries to be sure participants rights are protected and that the risks are as low IRB also ensures participants have key infor mation, including the studys purpose, what risks. The IRB makes sure the information is on the consent form, and that the form also lets you know you can withdraw from the study at any time. Typically, the informed consent is a written document with extensive explanations that you sign if you decide to participate. Take your time to read it and ask questions. Find out about any possible costs involved. Many studies provide the study-related tests and treatments for free, but not all. Some pay participants. Ask who pays for medical care needed for any complications from clude coverage for any experimental treatments, which includes clinical trials. A clinical trial may be just right for you. Or maybe not. The more you know, the better your decisions will be for you. Find out more at clini caltrials.gov Maitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www.healthaction.biz at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted 2012 March of Dimes Foundation working together for stronger, healthier babies NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING NURSEMarch of Dimes Nurse of the Year will honor the contributions of nurses working in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties who have demonstrated extraordinary patient care, compassion, and service.What are the categories?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. Categories range from Advance Practice to Student Nurse. Who can nominate a nurse?Anyone can! Patients, co-workers, supervisors, health professionals, and self-nominations are also encouraged. What is the deadline?September 3, 2012Have a question?312.274.8679 Sponsored by Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action Is a clinical trial right for you? Follow these helpful guidelines What do you do with your children after school when Timmy wants to take tennis lessons, Molly wants to sing and act, and Johnny wants to play basketball? You send them to the Roth Jew ish Community Centers J Univer sity after-school program! Whats unique about the JCCs J University program is that children can build their own customized afterschool schedule based around their individual ized interests and all of it is available under one roof, in the heart of Maitland. The JCC welcomes children of all faiths. Each day after school, the JCC sends buses to pick up children from the following local schools: Dommerich, Lake Sybelia, Lake Highland, Audubon Park, Brook shire, Park Maitland, Bear Lake, Wilson and Heathrow. Then, parents pick up their children at the end of the day by 6 p.m. Studio, Tennis Academy, Karate, Building Blocks of Art, Soccer Skills, Junior Achievement, Rookie Basketball, Mad Science, Stage Stars, Indoor Soccer, Gymnastics, Creative Cooking, Silly Science, Painters. To learn more about J Univer sity, contact Abby Paulson, Youth orlandojcc.org or 407-645-5933. If youre a golfer, please join us at our annual Golf Classic, sup porting the JCCs Marvin Fried man Scholarship Fund on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Rosen Shingle Creek. On the same day, a Beginners Golf Outing for ladies will be hosted as well at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. These are just a few of the things we have going on now at the JCC, but we have a number of incredible programs that run year-round, like our Early Child hood Learning Center (infants through Pre-K), Fitness Center, teen and mens basketball leagues, J University after-school pro grams (which picks up from local schools), weekly senior activities, personal training, group exercise classes, mommy and me classes, and more. Amy Schwartz is the marketing director of the Roth Jewish Community Center. The JCC welcomes people of all faiths. For more information, visit orlandojcc.org or call 407-645-5933. Amy Schwartz Whats up at the JCC? Kids craft afterschool program

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Page 16 Two days from now I will be heading to Mexico with our Aloma UMC Mission Team. Some team members have been packed for a week. I am not. Its not that I havent been thinking about the trip; the trip has been on my mind for nearly a year. Its just that a lot of things have got ten in the way. I have been working on the trip. Ive helped with washing windows, I went to a training day with the team, and Ive even got my sermon ready to preach while Im there. Im just not packed. True confession: I tend to be a last-minute packer. And that has gotten me into trouble on a number of occa sions. One time I forgot my underwear. Another time, my socks. Another time it was my hairbrush. Then my toothbrush. Each time I vow never to do that again, and I dont I forget something else! I tell you this because any great journey requires great preparation. Throwing things together at the last moment gener ally ends in chaos, and forgotten under wear! Aloma UMC is about to embark on one of those great journeys, and I want to make sure we are prepared. Last April I announced that the Church Council had called for a season of fast ing and revival. We will be fasting from our normal fall ministry lineup in order to concentrate on encountering God in a fresh way, and seeing what He has in store for our future. This is a new venture, even for me. Ive been part of revival meet ings in the past, but never part of a whole season of seeking God in this way. I dont think we can just use a pre-fabricated checklist of things that need to be done, but we do need to spend some time pre paring. As I was thinking about this season, I came up with a few preparations for the journey that I think will be helpful: pray on a regular basis, but I think it is God wants to do in each of us and in our church during this season. In the history of the church, all great revivals have been preceded by passionate prayer. not asking you to do certain things, like sell rummage, pumpkins and trees, we are asking you to be available for certain im portant events, like the Revival Meetings at the beginning and end of the season. We have great speakers like Pat Morley, Vonette Bright, Dr. Joel Hunter and Bishop Allen Wiggins coming to our meetings. ambushed by a passage of scripture in my daily reading. reacted to the news of our fast/revival in any number of ways: relief, anger, excite ment, fear, hope and concern. These are all expressions of our hearts. What I am asking is for all of us, regardless of our feelings, to open our hearts to what God wants to do in us during this time. Revival means to bring back to life. Spend some time asking God what part of your heart he wants to revive. 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What can we do to minimize our personal risk of a heart attack and maximize our health? e American College of Cardiology has identied several risk factors. ey include: Diabetes Surgery on the aorta, leg arteries (peripheral vascular disease), or carotid arteries Smoking Men > 45, Female > 55 Hypertension Having an elevated LDL (Bad Cholesterol) or a low HDL (Good Cholesterol) Having a rst-degree relative who has heart disease If you are diagnosed with any of these conditions, your risk is higher. ere is an online tool that enables you to calculate your 10-year risk of having a heart attack. It is based on rm evidence. e tool can be found at: http://hp2010.nhlbihin. net/atpiii/calculator.asp. You will need your most recent cholesterol results and blood pressure from your doctor. Ask your physician for your LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. A number less than 10% is lower risk; 10-20% is intermediate risk; and more than 20% is high risk. If you currently smoke and your hypertension is uncontrolled, this increases your risk. By controlling your blood pressure and stopping smoking, your risk may be cut in half. Starting a regular exercise program is also benecial. If we could put exercise in a pill and take it daily, wed all be healthier. However, exercise requires commitment and time. I encourage everyone to exercise 20-30 minutes most days. Walking is an excellent choice and requires very little equipment or training. Find a pathway or trail that works best for you. When walking, pace yourself so that it is a little dicult to talk in more than 3-4 word sentences. is helps you know your speed is heart-healthy. e same applies for jogging. Make sure your shoes t and that you are comfortable. Swimming is another great choice and can be performed yearround at the local YMCAs. Much can be said about nutrition and health. I would encourage us all to be consistent with our nutritional choices. Pick a plan and stick to it. If in doubt, choose color: eat greens, reds, yellows, and even purples (eggplant) rather than browns (fried) or whites (processed). e wise King Solomon once said, A cheerful heart is good medicine In conjunction with your physician, heart health can be actively pursued. Regular exercise, combined with a dash of nutrition, rounds out a plan for physical prosperity. Eddie Needham, MDCardiovascular Health Jim Govatos Reality Lines Getting revival ready Want to ensure that your child gets the most out of this school year? Then follow these Five Tips to encourage one of the best school years ever! 1. Start with promoting and modeling healthy living. When we are treating our bodies well, our brains work optimally. I told parents that if they sent me well-fed, well-rested, well-hydrated and wellloved children, I could maximize learn ing for them in my classroom. Guess what? Many parents took the challenge. They fed their children lean protein + whole grain + fruit + water or 1% milk every morning and made sure their chil dren were in bed by a certain time. 2. Be intentional with setting goals to help your child with his/her growth op portunities. In order to make long-term changes, we need to be aware of what needs to change, set goals and imple ment strategies to help us get there. Ask your child what he/she could improve in school this coming year. Then, help him/ Write strategies to help them achieve this goal and check on progress regularly. Celebrate successes and keep encourag ing. You might need to adjust the goal so it is more achievable. An example: The only way to improve reading, is to read, more and more! Goal: Aubrey will read a book of her choice for 30 minutes every night. Each night the timer is set so its a full 30 minutes. 3. Encourage and praise your childs search by Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, says that expertise requires an investment of 10,000 hours. In other your child can greatly improve in any subject. If your children use the excuse that they are just not good at math because of their genes, you can con can be good at math. strategies to remember information they learn. For example, my son learns vocabulary words very quickly by seeing words in the sentence and guessing/ checking the meaning. My daughter, his twin, learns vocabulary words by ing a picture to represent the word and then creating her own sentence using the word. Help your child explore the best strategies for reviewing and learning content, and they will start to own the content! 5. Finally, stay connected with your child. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Journal of the American Medical Association in Sept. 10, 1997) tested 90,000 kids in grades 7-12 found 100 variables that would protect children from negative outcomes such as violence, suicide, extreme emotional distress, drug abuse and early sexual ac tivity. Want to know the No. 1 variable? Feeling connectedness at home, which meant to feel closeness, to perceive caring and to feel understood, loved and wanted. LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed., has been in education for 20 years, teaching and now training/coaching teachers how to maximize learning daily. You can reach her at www.maximizelearninginc.com Five tips to help your child maximize learning LEANN NICKELSEN Guest Writer

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Page 18 Opinions A better road to prosperity Were the pilgrims smarter than us? When the Massachusetts pilgrims or ganized their community, all products of foods (from harvesting, hunting and protection were put into a common area and each resident took based on their need. The colony began to fail; disaster was pending (like with the Roanoke Island colony in North Carolina that totally failed). The leaders made an abrupt change in policy. Each family was allowed to keep and use what they produced. Productivity some failed. But the community prospered and survived. Does this tell us something about human nature and the path we need to travel? Tomas J. MacDonnall Winter Park Rezoning of Park Avenue in Winter Park is problematic It appears that the mayor and some of the commissioners want to reduce the zoning restriction of one block at the south end of Park Avenue. This would set a dan gerous precedent. The only problem in that block seems to be one rundown empty building that should be renovated and possibly divided into smaller spaces, which would make them easier to lease. Please dont make short-term zoning changes that could cre ate a long-term problem, a problem that could change the character of Park Avenue forever. Charles F. Riley Winter Park Struggling with your mortgage? Consider HARP or HAMP If youre looking for relief on your mortgage, youre not alone. Nearly 54 percent of homeowners in Metro Orlando tracks real estate data. You may be able to ease the burden through the federal designed to help borrowers avoid foreclo should know. If youre current on your payments but them, you may be a candidate for HARP. the lowest possible mortgage rate when you owe more than your home is worth. HARP is well-suited for those who cant reasons, such as having a loan-to-value ratio that is too high. Record numbers of homeowners in this category are coming to Fifth Third Bank to discuss HARP, as the program begins to relieve some of Flori ate to qualify for HARP. However, you need to have obtained your mortgage in May 2009 or earlier, and it must be owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. Addition ally, you must owe no more than 150 per cent of the current value of your home. For some homeowners, circumstances call for a more drastic solution, which is where HAMP comes in. HAMP allows your lender to modify an existing loan by lowering the interest rate, switching an ing the length of the term or reducing the amount you owe. Since the government can give you more breathing room. To qualify for HAMP, you must have obtained the loan before Jan. 1, 2009. You whether through loss of income, a change in employment or an increase in expenses like a mortgage rate adjustment or un expected medical bills. Finally, you must have fallen behind on payments or be in danger of doing so. If youre not eligible for HAMP, discuss your needs with your lender, because Both HARP and HAMP are set to expire Dec. 31, 2013, and interest rates arent guaranteed to stay low until then. In general, its worth applying for a terest rate by 1 percentage point and you may be able to save even more. At Fifth Third, the process typically takes about 60 It cant hurt to explore your options. Applying for HARP or HAMP wont negatively impact your credit, as long as you stay current under the new terms. For many homeowners, that amounts to some much-needed good news. Andy Insua Florida mortgage director for Fifth Third Bank I ve said before, I love our big, gorgeous Winter Park oak trees. Almost all the time. I curse them just a bit when all those tiny leaves start falling, and I think how much easier the ones farther north are to rake. And, I confess, Ive been prone to whine like a baby each time I get into a 78-degree pool in the middle of summer, nearly a top tempera ture for us. Our pool was actually warmer in summer in Atlanta. Why? A combination of a dramatically shifting sun (the pool gets full sun in the winter, of course) and that glorious tree canopy, which completes the setting of our backyard. Well, Im here to tell you theres more to solar than Solyn dra. We started talking with a number of local companies about possibilities for boosting the water temp and zeroed in on a natural gas heater and solar panels. We started the process two years ago and now regret dragging our feet. Brad Launs, with Everything Solar, should have gotten tired of talking to us over that period but didnt. Finally, in late May, we pulled the trigger. Brad says it was due to the time of year, the ambient air temperature he speaks of, but our water tempera ture climbed 10 degrees in a day. Weve gone from whining about the cold temperature to having to admit once or twice that its been too warm. When I do this I under promise and overdeliver, he says. And the reason I do that is that if were installing this thing in February, the two to three degrees is going to be what I say. Then, coming into March or April, its going to be warmer outside, your ambient outside temperature is hotter, so youre going to get a higher rate of recovery. Brads currently in the process of putting in a full solar electric system at his own house and looks forward to the day when he can provide excess energy back to the utility company. Most systems installed by Everything Solar are pool or solar water heating, estimating around 3,000 systems for each. But hes helped install complete PV photo voltaic systems in about 25 homes. My other half tends to do his homework, and as I spoke with Brad recently, I realized that much more what a good decision wed made. The panels used by Everything Solar for installs such products in that they do not lie directly on the roof, instead sit ting in a sled which eliminates abrasion to the roof and prevents water damming, collecting and causing potential leakage. Brad says his company has never had problems with such issues. He said such panels caused a lot of problems for homeowners during the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, with collapsed roofs. We didnt have any issues like that use has six fewer holes in the roof per panel. If you have six panels, youve got 36 fewer holes in your panel we use. ricane better, Everything Solar can also help provide power during the power outages that follow, which those of us whove been through those, uh, dark periods, can truly appreciate. We take the critical appliances that you want running you want the a/c running, you want the refrigerator running, a light in the bathroom for one and a half hours a day, the TV on for maybe three hours a day so what you do is take the amp hours from those appliances and you calcu late. If youre going to have them on for this many hours a day, do you want it on for a week and a half, two weeks? he says. If a hurricane hits, youve got power for that. States such as Florida, com munities such as Winter Park are a natural for solar, but Brad sur prises me when he says, Germa ny is probably the most solarized country in the world 30 percent of Germany is solarized. Thats almost saturation point. Look at the climate in Germany. The climate in Germany is ridiculous; its like Michigan where Im from cloudy and rainy. They generate a lot of power with it over there and they do well. So the Sunshine State, out west, Phoenix, Nevada, California, all that makes sense. Yes, no more whining from me. Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter. Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local WinterParkLUVsArt If youre on Facebook, Im trying to do something positive for local artists and local artLUVers alike! Facebook.com/ WinterParkLUVsArt is a page where local artists can promote their art, and local art lovers can see new art from a variety of local artists. Itll be a central place on Facebook, online to go to and celebrate art! If youre an artist, simply Like the page and message me Ill add you as an administrator. Youll then be ready to post your art, Local appearances, exhibitions and more. Winter Park loves art and this is going to be the online place to see it locally! For more information on Everything Solar, visit www.poweredbydaylight. com or call 407-545-3590. PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Brad Launs, with Everything Solar, says it was due to the time of year, the ambient air temperature he speaks of, but our water tempera ture climbed 10 degrees in a day after we installed the panels. No more whining about the pool being too cold its sometimes too warm! Sun shines on my solar system

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Page 19 Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! Mamas, dont let your babies grow up to be Thoughts that cross in the night far from stimulating, the sport of obstacle racing has become a wildly popular outlet. Obstacle races, also referred to as mud and adventure races, are all about challeng ing oneself and put ting the body through an ultimate physical test. From jumping under barbed wire, it may not sound ap pealing to everyone, but with a little bit of training and courage completing a race can be a very rewarding experience. If youre thinking about signing up for one of these events but feel unsure about how to get started, there are a few things to keep in mind. You dont have to go it alone. These races are a great opportunity to build camaraderie between a group of cowork ers or friends. Completing the race with a team enables you to help each other along the way, and what better bonding experi ence than crawling through mud together? Its not your average family fun run. Most races, like Orlandos own Savage Race, are serious about their obstacles. These courses are set across the most treacherous terrain available and designed to push you both physically and mentally, and may even force you to conquer a few phobias. They will test your running abil ity, balance, overall strength and stamina. Sign up early. Events like Savage Race have set pricing schedules, the earlier you sign up, the cheaper it is. There are also usually discounts for teams, students and the military, so be sure to check those out too. Train and prepare. As with any run, Savage Race is an intense event that you Bell trainer in Winter Park, advises that need to know your strengths and when to pace yourself so you dont get hurt, Harvey said. She also points out the im portance of building upper body strength to get up and over intense obstacles: Fullbody exercises and high-intensity cardio Harvey suggests practicing at your local park to master obstacles such as the monkey bars or rope climbing, and states that powerful exercises such as the kettle bell swing and sprinting will help rac ers prepare. She reminds those training that proper form is always of the utmost importance, and advises to begin train ing early. Take your time when deciding where to practice. Visit some unconven tional facilities like mixed martial arts or workout with a kettle bell trainer to assist in building strength and stamina. Endurance obstacle races arent for the light of heart, but dont be intimidated. These events are the perfect opportunity to set and reach a personal goal. Prepara and grab some of your most adventurous friends to sign up. As long as you ready the mind and body, the race may bring out a savage side that you didnt know existed! Sam Abbitt, CEO of Savage Race, received his MBA at the University of Florida and kicked-off the Orlando-based obstacle race event in 2011. From a reader: How do you tell a Romney supporter from an Obama sup porter? Romney supporters sign their checks on the front; Obama supporters sign theirs on the back. Apparently, I am supposed to be more outraged with what Romney does with his money than I am with what Obama does with mine. Comment on facebook.com Donald Trump is a very positive, ag gressive guy who is a master at making deals. President Obama is so unclever You are where you live health: (Sent by a reader) 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suf fer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red Americans. 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine Americans. 5.The Germans drink a lot of beer and fewer heart attacks than Americans. Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like its where you live that counts! An age to respect An innate veneration for age was part of my upbringing. When one was very young, in a traditional Southern fam ily that had aged members, learning to respect ones elders was traditional. My parents explained to me the need to exercise patience when dealing with my grandmother and our elderly cousins, aunts and uncles. The slightest sugges tion of criticism or impatience from us kids brought instant rebukes, reminding us that we were out of order and being rude to our elders. One, of course, knows that someday he himself, with luck, may become an old person, but that fact alone does not produce the realization of get there. At 91 I still have respect for old people, although I seldom, if ever, meet anyone who is my elder. Unthinking stupidity Once again my thoughts linger on the ancient tree burned down by an act of outrageous carelessness. The 3,500-yearold cypress, probably the oldest living thing in North America, had survived 35 centuries of the perils of hurricanes, rain, Tree fell prey to unthinking stupidity delivered by a human hand. The woman ing methamphetamine, according to the ance was set for Aug. 15, I was told. For me, and perhaps many other nature lovers, her wanton act of destruction was a sizeable crime against nature and humanity. Fairy pols Sent by a reader (love those readers!): A little boy sits on his grandmothers lap as she reads a fairy tale to him. He asks, Grandma, do all fairy tales start with Once upon a time? No darling, said Grandma, Theres a whole series of fairy tales that start with, If elected I prom ise. What a job description Every now and then I am charmed to receive a letter from Betty Wilson, who lives in Virginia. That she enjoys things I have written is a high compliment, for her late husband, Sloan Wilson, was a prodi gious writer of bestsellers who was in my class at Harvard. Sloan made his living with the words he wrote, and I, with the notes I sang on stages here and in Europe. Both of us were in the business of bring ing pleasure to other people not a bad way to make a living. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Sometime during the spring of 1966 my family and my fathers best friends family were on a picnic in Stone Park, just outside my hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. The war in Vietnam was raging, and the topic was always on peoples minds. The two fathers got into it over whether or not they would recommend war. My fathers position was that under no circumstances would he recommend that my brother or I serve in Vietnam. He able war that America had no business waging and that his sons would be fools to enlist. country right or wrong clich, popular at the time and that his four boys should serve. They went at it, hot and heavy, the remainder of the picnic. Their friendship was never quite the same after this heated exchange. It too became a casualty of Vietnam. I was recently listening to a TV inter view with a woman who was discussing the economy and the quality of her life, all the while straightening up her garage with her young daughter. Abruptly the conversation shifted to her son enlist ing in the Army. Eyes welling, her voice cracked as she said she was unsuccessful in dissuading her son from enlisting, that she had had a prolonged yearlong con versation with him during his last year in high school. He would enlist against her misgivings. What should a parent, in this case a mother, do to protect her child? I am immensely grateful for the sanity of my father regarding Vietnam. There was no family expectation that I go to Vietnam, actually just the opposite that I lucidly and violence of that ill-conceived tragedy. Survive. Thrive. military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a recent AP report, 45 per cent of the 1.6 million veterans of those injuries that are service related. That is, nearly one out of every two returning war veterans are requesting injury compensa tion. As a mother, what do you say to a child for them to grasp the idea that war fare is not a lark, that To be all that you can be means that, today, there is nearly a 50 percent chance that you will, my son, come back less than what you were physically, mentally or emotionally. At this point, the conversation quite reasonably shifts to the legitimacy of the states argument for war (and any claims 20th century, that being World War II. We wrongly, immorally invaded Iraq, and why occupy Afghanistan when it was Osama Bin Laden who needed to be taken out? Democrats and Republicans alike are militaristic fools and jingoistic blowhards. Our military is tragically and repeatedly used for fools errands and rather than strengthening making the nation more secure we are more fearful, more of a garrison state than weve been since the American Civil War. The trajectory of the West (since Ancient Greece) has been a focus on the individual and his/her ability to reason. The state tells you it needs your child as cannon fodder. Think. What do you logi cally, reasonably conclude regarding that request? Act. Mamas, dont let your babies grow up to be Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US My fathers position was that under no circumstances would he recommend that my brother or I serve in Vietnam. Are you a Savage? Try adventure racing SAM ABBITT Guest Writer Sam Abbitt These races are a great opportunity to build camaraderie between a group of coworkers or friends.

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Page 20 Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 Art Exhibit of United Arts Grantees Third Thursday in downtown Orlando is always one of my favorite events of the month. That is the evening from 6 to 9 p.m. when all of our down town galleries open their new exhibits, and we get to toast new talent. On this Third Thursday, the dont-miss exhibit is called Granted! Its an exhibit show casing the works of 44 artists who received grants from United Arts of Central Florida. The opening is free and open to the public, and the exhibit will be on view from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at CityArts Factory. From 2009 to 2011, 86 artists received grants in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Now we get to see the art they created. And remember, the Third Thursday Gallery Hop Orlando, the new galleries at the Church Street Exchange and neighboring Thornton Park as well. Call 407-648-7060 or visit cityartsfactory.com Aug. 23 to 26 Star Wars at the Convention Center Billed as the biggest Star Wars party the planets seen yet, Star Wars Celebration VI touches down at the Orlando Conven tion Center from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26. The convention promises interviews with cast and crew and activities ranging from a costume pageant to Star Wars speed dating. The weekend kicks boy Kevin Smith in a conversa tion about his career, his fandom and how Star Wars intertwines with both. Known for his movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has also authored stories for heroes including Spider-Man, Green Ar row, Batman and Green Hornet. Other announced guests include Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Pal patine), as well as celebrity fans Seth Green and Chris Hardwick. The evening with Kevin Smith, vention, begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Visit starwarscelebration.com Aug. 24, 25, and 26 Thriller Theater presents the Art of Murder In an estate on the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most-accomplished and eccentric painters of his genera tion, awaits the arrival of his art dealer who he intends to kill. Thus begins the Art of Murder ning Joe DiPietro. Presented by Thriller Theater, the only theater company in Central Florida to focus exclusively on murder and mystery performances, the play will be performed at the Breakthrough Theater of Winter Park on Aug. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. According to Director Tabitha Rox, Ticket discounts will be given to anyone dressed as Columbo. Break through Theater is located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034. Aug. 24 Electile Dysfunction with The Kinsey Sicks Billboard calls them, one act that should not be missed. The San Francisco Chronicle says, Their mangling of hit songs hits genius level. And I call it one of the funniest evenings Ive ever spent in the theater. This ben Film Festival presents Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President in their own (warped) version of a presidential cam paign that touches on education, immigration, unemployment, scandal and social networking all in glorious four-part harmony. Original songs and re-imaginings of classics include numbers such as Sell the Poor, Eliminate the Schools, and the campaign anthem, Vote for Me (Im Not From Kenya). Electile Dysfunc tion has already taken the stage in Washington, D.C., New York City, Baltimore, Denver, San Diego and Minneapolis, but their job isnt done until they de liver their alternative platform in Tampa on Aug. 24 at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. just blocks from the site of the Repub lican National Convention. This performance is not appropriate for children. Call 813-274-8981 or visit Ticketmaster.com Aug. 24 to Nov. 11 Art in Stitches at Womens Museum The Florida Museum for Women Artists will present Art in Stitches, an exhibit of textile art featuring the work of nine Florida artists, providing view ers an opportunity to explore the place of textiles in the art world. On display from Aug. 24 through Nov. 11, the artists include Katherine Allen of Fort Lauder dale; Connie Enzmann-Forneris of Gainesville; Jayne Bentley Gaskins of Fernandina Beach and Valerie Goodwin of Tallahassee. A reception will be held on Aug. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Florida Museum of Women Art ists is located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. Call 386-8732976 or visit FloridaMuseumfor WomenArtists.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Orlando Based Documentary! THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Fri 1:00, 3:45 Sat 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Sun 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon-Thurs 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Eden Bar Summer Happy Hour Specials Every Day All Day 11am 7pm Opera on the Big Screen DON GIOVANNI (La Scala) Sat 11am

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Williams & Williams Auc Lic AB2784 Buyers Premium May Apply. 8387 Riverdale Ln, Champions Gate Nominal Opening Bids from $1,000 For details, visit williamsauction.com800.801.8003 Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening: OBSERVER Open Houses Saturday, August 18th 520 N. Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 5 BR | 4 BA | 5,384 SF | $3,200,000 In the heart of Olde Winter Park, this historic masterpiece was built in 1901. This traditional four bedroom, three bathroom pool home has a stunning de tached guest house! Home boasts pine floors, enclosed sun porch that wraps around the house with gorgeous views of the lake, a gourmet kitchen, and mul tiple fireplaces. Unique features include amazing wood details, glass doorknobs, unique windows and doors, and has been meticulously maintained. Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 2-5 PM Sunday, August 19th 1729 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,736 SF | $1,074,000 Spectacular Italian Villa in the prestigious Windsong Community. The great room features a stone fireplace, 25 coffered ceilings, and beautiful built-ins. Wellequipped, oversized chefs kitchen has 5 burner gas stove, island, and oversized pantry with wine storage along with a wine fridge in the wet bar. You will love the spacious master bedroom with jetted tub and his/hers closets! Hosted by: Jenni Sloan from 2-5 PM 1772 Chestnut Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 1,717 SF | $324,900 Beautifully updated Winter Park pool home. All new windows, doors, updated plumbing, electric throughout, stone floors, new pool surface, pavers, new roof and stucco, updated kitchen with solid cherry wood cabinets and granite counters, updated bathrooms, tankless water heater, indoor laundry room, beau tiful landscaping and so much more! Hosted by: Julie Bombardo from 12-3 PM OBSERVER Just Sold Homes 1365 Grove Terrace, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jenni Sloan & Pam Ryan 521 Spring Club Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 sold by Sherri Dyer 2508 Saginaw Trail, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Jennifer King 1825 Whitehall Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Catherine DAmico 281 W. Trotters Drive, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Jennifer King, Padgett McCormick & Audra Wilks SATURDAY 1-4 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 ee siding, Azec trim and irrigation well. $489,000 SUNDAY 1-4 WHISPERING WATERS PRIME LOCATION 311 East Morse Avenue #6-4, Winter Park. 1 BD/1BA, 1,200SF. First floor condo within walking distance to Park Avenue. Updated kitchen with beautiful cabinets, corian countertops and sink. Large Florida room with great windows. Large master with three closets and updated bathroom. Newer AC. Deeded parking space in underground garage. $176,900 GRAND HOME IN HEART OF WINTER PARK 1018 Temple Grove, Winter Park. 5BD/5BA, 5,417SF. Oversized lot with beautifully manicured grounds. Contem porary home with new gourmet kitchen, soaring windows and ceilings, resortstyle pool, three car garage with work shop and circular drive. New energy effi cient roof. A rated schools. $1,399,000 GREAT HOME BUILT IN 2010 2383 Parkside Glen Drive, Apopka. 4BD/3BA, 2,620SF. Built by M/I Homes in 2010, this home boasts granite coun ters, stainless steel appliances, oversized fenced lot and endless builder upgrades. 40 screened back porch was added by owners. Over $50,000 in upgrades make this a better deal than buying new. $279,900 GRACIOUS LAKEFRONT LIVING 850 Lake Marion Drive, Altamonte Springs. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,803SF. Great home with large lot. Property has 100 ft. on Lake Marion. Well maintained, split level home. Generously sized rooms, private entry foyer, gorgeous hardwood cherry floors. Second level has additional family or game room. Enjoy lake views from almost every room or quiet eve nings on your covered porch. $349,000 SUNDAY 2-5 MAITLAND HOME ON LAKE MINNEHAHA 1504 The Oaks Drive, Maitland. 4BD/3.5BA, 2,781SF. Built in 1979, this one story home on over acre sits high on a hill with fantastic lake views throughout. Huge open deck built to add a pool. Boat dock with lift and top deck. Renovate or build on this amazing, pri vate cul-de-sac street in Dommerich. $925,000 BALDWIN PARK CUSTOM HOME 2674 Meeting Place, Orlando, 32814. 4BD/4.5 BA, 4,296SF. Custom built in bookcases in office and media room. Chicago brick stoop, wood shutters, ad ditional trim. Home was built by Dave Konkol Homes, Inc. Wolf Range and Subzero fridge in kitchen and summer kitch en. Busby cabinets. Travertine floors, 9ft ceilings & higher, 8 ft doors. Pocket doors to pool/spa recess into the walls. $995,900 4599 Virginia Drive, Orlando, $235,000 MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross 8426 Secret Key Cove, Kissimmee, $278,250 Jeff and Barbara Friedman 5331 Oak Court, Winter Park, $116,000 Meg Dolan 5026 Fenwood Lane, Orlando, $364,000 Cathy Richey Material Handler Job Description: Responsible for per forming the physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Unpack and check goods received against purchase orders or invoices. Maintain records of received goods, rejecting unsatisfactory items where necessary. Applicant must possess High School Diploma/G.E.D.; no experience is required. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699769 Server Job Description: Responsible for greet ing, taking orders, serving guests, and perform other duties as assigned. No minimum education or experience is required. Applicants must be motivated, team oriented, and driven to providing guest service. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699836 Warehouse Person (Loader) Job Description: Responsible for build ing loads for transport, bulk and/or route trucks, using a forklift and/or electronic pallet jack. Move full pallets of product from the warehouse onto a trailer, and remove any returned pallets/plastic flats. No minimum education or experience is required. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699829 CDL Driver Job Description: Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Applicant must possess High School Diploma/G.E.D., or equiva lent; a Commercial Driver License; a valid Medical Examiners Certificate; and six months of prior experience. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9699113 Security Technician Job Description: Responsible for installa tion and programming of Access Control systems, including cabling, card readers, door contacts, bio-metric hand scanners, keypads, and other related hardware. Applicant must possess at least five years of verifiable, related experience. No minimum education is required. Pay Rate: $15.00 $25.75 per hour Job Order Number: 9697890 Copier Service Technician Job Description: Responsible for repair ing, servicing and maintaining copi ers and printers within Central Florida. Diploma or equivalent and one year of related experience; knowledge of Konica, Minolta and/or Canon is preferred. Pay Rate: $10.00 $17.00 per hour Job Order Number: 9697290 Mobile Wireless Sales Consultant Job Description: Responsible for sell ing a broad range of mobile products and services using a proven structured approach. Diploma/G.E.D.; six months of retail sales experience, and a proven ability to recommend and close the sale. Pay Rate: Salary based on experience. Job Order Number: 9696322 Lineperson Job Description: Responsible for install ing and repairing telecommunications cable, including fiber optics. Applicant must possess High School Diploma/ G.E.D., and one year of experience. Pay Rate: $8.00 $15.00 per hour Job Order Number: 9700030

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