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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: 08-30-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Winter Park commissioners are hot and cold about seeing a popular outdoor pool get a heater by next year. The renovation of Cady Way Pool to make it a year-round facility was among a half-dozen changes to the city budget discussed on Monday. Decisive talks about the budget will come in the next two Commission meetings, Sept. 10 and the 2013 budget. A $140,000 high-tech and energy-saving geo thermal pool heating system seemed an almost universally popular choice among the commissioners, but whether they actually want to pay for it, and when, remains in question. My goal for pressing the geothermal is con tractually one of our partners is losing money by not having that facility open year round, Com missioner Tom McMacken said about the Winter Park YMCA, which operates the pool. The pool currently is shut down during the winter months because the water is too cold to draw enough of a crowd, City Manager Randy Knight said. They also dont like the lack of hot water in the bathrooms, which has been missing as a design feature from the facility since its con struction in the 1960s. About 400 Winter Park High School graduates, family and friends took over Hannibal Square on Friday.Page 14Clyde Moore Restaurant reviewFrancescos Ristorante is adding luster to the growing restaurant row that is emerging in Maitland.Page 13 LifestylesMany Winter Park businesses are carrying more local and Americanmade items to please customers.Page 12 CalendarOne hundred paintings by Floridas top watercolor artists are on display at the Mennello Museum of Art.Page 11 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!* City tries to justify $140K price tag to heat poolHow a garden growsCity works to amend Art Center lease termsUmbrellas and musicnote-decorated gold shovels in hand, representatives from Mead Botanical Garden, the Florida Youth Symphony Or chestra and the city of Winter Park broke ground Monday on Meads outdoor concert pavil ion. The Grove at Mead Botani cal Garden, which will serve as a home-base performance venue for the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO), began construction Aug. 27 and should be completed in November. It will be located between the Lake Lillian wetlands and the environmental learning center. An anonymous donor funded half of the projects $500,000 price tag. FYSO Executive Director Heide Evans Waldron says the 40-foot by 60-foot concrete venue, planned since 2010, will serve not only as a music per formance hub for Winter Park and the 250 youths involved in FYSO programs, but as another step toward the continual resto I think it brings a great cultural center to Winter Park in regards to music in a really beautiful space that we hope to help continuing to restore, she said. The FYSO musicians mance scheduled there Dec. 9. Mock-ups of the venue show a watercolor vision of staging blended into lush land scaping, a far cry from what Mead Executive Director Cyn thia Hasenau says this area of With the expiration of the oneyear trial period of Art & History Museums Maitlands lease with the city of Maitland a month away, talks of lease changes, acceptance and termination were batted back and forth at the City Councils meeting on Monday. Forty-two days and two City Council meetings had passed, Councilman Phil Bonus said, since the Council had unanimously one-year probationary period for an additional year before renewing A&Hs automatic 51-year lease. And at the time he penned the text for his requested agenda item, he said, the city had gotten no re sponse from A&H, which led him to request an ultimatum on Aug. 27: Agree this week, or terminate the lease. Either sign the addendum, or were left with an ultimatum, he PHOTO COURTESY OF MEAD BOTANICAL GARDENFrom left to right: Mead Botanical Garden Inc. representatives Dori Madison, Jeffrey Blydenburgh, horticulturalist Randy Knight, Marcia Frey, Susan League, Beverly Lassiter, Cynthia Hasenau and Winter Park Director of Parks and Recreation John Holland pose at the groundbreaking of The Grove concert pavilion at Mead Garden on Monday.SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see COUNCIL on page 7 Please see MEAD on page 8 Please see COMMISSION on page 6 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff SARAH WILSON Observer Staff ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERChildren compete in last years MiniManiacs Youth Triathalon at Cady Way Pool. The pool is closed during the winter.

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Page 4 Winter Park CanalAcrylic on canvasFredlund Fine ArtsPresentsHenry PeterWhere: 1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.com Hours: 11 to 6 Tuesday-Friday 9 to 5 Saturdays Henry Peter's landscapes are of Central and eastern Florida. Henry works in acrylics and creates realistic scenes of Florida's most picturesque areas. Show is from Aug. 18 through Sept. 15 We will have an Artists reception on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Business Briefs Community Bulletin The Keewin Real Property Company, based in Winter Park, announced Steven A. Rosser as its new president. Rosser has been actively involved in the resi dential lot and land business for the past 20 years. He most recently served as Florida Land Manager for NVR, Inc., a na tional homebuilder and parent company of Ryan Homes. The city of Winter Parks Purchasing Division has been selected by the National Procurement Institute to receive the 2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Winter Park is one of only 20 government agencies in Florida and one of only 54 cities in the United States to receive this prestigious award. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design of the exterior for a 4,000-square-foot Panera Bread restaurant at The Landings of Winter Haven. Rollins College is one of the best col leges in the nation to work for, accord ing to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the fourth consecutive year Rollins has been rec ognized in The Chronicles annual report on The Academic Workplace. Rollins was also named to the 2012 Honor Roll for medium-sized institutions. Rollins won honors in seven categories including Compensation and Benets, Job Satis faction, Professional/Career-Development Programs, and Work/Life Balance. Visit chronicle.com Mortgage Master, a super-regional mortgage bank and one of the countrys largest privately-owned mortgage com panies, is enhancing its operational infrastructure by opening a new operations center in Maitland as well as expanding its operations centers in Sea Girt, N.J., and at its corporate headquarters in Wal pole, Mass. This expansion is a direct re sult of the companys rapid growth. Visit mortgagemasterinc.com Full Sail University is proud to an nounce the launch of its new YouTube channel for desktop users, youtube. com/fullsailuniversity, which was designed and developed by the univer sitys in-house creative agency, Platinum Creative. Google worked alongside the university to implement custom YouTube channel technology, providing visitors with a very different and original YouTube experience. 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Page 6 Things like hot water for the restrooms I cant believe thats something the city wouldnt pick up the tab on, Commissioner Steven Leary said. Its a facility thats sorely in the need of an up grade. Mayor Ken Bradley said he wanted to see the heating units installed as well, but balked at the price for the water heating sys tem. I just cant believe hot water for restrooms is $40,000, Bradley said. Im shocked. The pools normal closed months would be a perfect time for the install of heating units and resurfacing of the pool itself, which would have to be drained, Public Works Director Troy At taway said. But the construction would likely spill over into next year, if it began soon. If the city doesnt approve half the cost $70,000 for the heat er in September, then swimmers may not be able to use the pool year round until 2014. Fundrais ers would cover the other $70,000.Nursery fears cutsRepresentatives said they feared the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten would see big cuts to its budget in the next year. Talking about what she called drastic cuts, Mary Daniels, whos the board chair of the school, said she hoped the city would keep funding the same. Welbourne has serviced this community and surrounding area for 85 years, she said. Its given back and will continue to give back to these respective communities. Lurleen Fletcher, who had three children attend the school, said that its been helpful to keep there, and they came out better students, Fletcher said. She said the school, which helps educate young low-income children, was vital to the commu nity. To help Welbourne, to fund them, I think that would be a good idea, she said. Some par Bradley said that he thought the school may be jumping the gun on thinking the city wanted to cut its funding. Were not cutting anything, Bradley said. Were deciding how to pay this. about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comSTOP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. 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 20354 THE WORDS WINTER PARK MAITLAND OBSERVER_4C 5" x 8" 4C RUN DATE: 8/30/2012 AD DUE: 8/28/12 CREATIVE VISION: 8/28/12 mech01 818 509 9669 IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 7 INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING in Altamonte Springs on Tuesday, September 4th. For your chance to win a pass for two, visit: gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: 8PVQN2C1thewordsmovie.com http://facebook.com/thewordsmovie http://twitter.com/thewordsmovieNo purchase necessary. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. One pass per adult. Seating is limited, so arrive early. A pass does not guarantee a seat. This film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. AND Log on to WPMObserver.com for your chance to enter to win a new on behalf of THE WORDS COMMISSION | Mayor assures Welbourne Avenue Nursery officials that centers funding wont be cut CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 7 said. What would actually come out of the nights discussions was from Maitland Mayor Howard Shepard will draft an amendment to the current lease to address concerns from Council members and have A&H approve it before the issue is brought back to Coun cil on Sept. 10. Schieferdecker and Councilwoman Bev Reponen both spoke in favor of accepting the lease as-is and allowing it to renew au tomatically on Sept. 30, but with opposition from Bonus and Coun cilwoman Linda Frosch, they ac cepted the compromise to seal the vote of remaining Councilman Ivan Valdes. Valdes asked for an amend ment to the lease to be added, stating that if by Sept. 30, 2015, A&H had not purchased land, an existing building or commenced construction on a new building in the Cultural Corridor to make space for new art galleries, the lease could be terminated. A&Hs attorney Glenn Adams submit ted a version of this amendment to the city attorney just before the nights meeting began. I dont feel they have enough skin in the game, Valdes said, adding that this amendment was his way of getting that extra ac countability for the future growth of A&H. The motion to draft the amend for the Sept. 10 Council meeting, was approved 3-2, with Bonus and Frosch dissenting, still in favor of the addition of the extra one-year trial phase. The pair stated they extra year of trial oversight from the city. Please understand we are try ing to help them become better but theyre not ready. Theyre not ready to be out on their own yet, Frosch said. A&H Executive Director An drea Bailey-Cox said she left the meeting feeling positive, having garnered the support of the ma jority of the Council in moving forward to roll into the 51-year lease with the city as of Oct. 1. This, she said, will allow A&H to move forward with a reinvigo rated master plan and continued growth. She said the organization the idea of complying with Val des additional amendment. Its a perfect match for our goals and the citys goals, she said. Shepard said the intent of the current proposed amendment is solid, but that leading up to the next meeting will be made air tight as far as legality. This, he said, will include eliminating some of its vagueness including it comes to adding a new space to display art. Schieferdecker said he remains self in the past year and deserves the long-term lease with the city to continue growing and thriving, and he said he supports the amendment if it will help do so. Its obvious to me that the best organization to continue moving our Art Center forward is A&H Its time to get behind them and help them be all they can be. 01 Remington 870 Express 20ga ($450) 02 Remington 870 Sportsman 12ga ($500) 03 Remington 597 22LR ($250) 04 Ruger Hawkeye .243 Win ($859) 05 Mossberg 4x4 270 Win ($500) 06 Mossberg 500 12ga ($460) 07 Mossberg 500 Bantam 20ga ($460) 08 Mossberg 500 12ga ($400) 09 Mossberg 930 12ga ($570) 10 Mossberg ATR 270 Win ($470) 11 Marlin 336 3030 ($500) 12 H&R Sportster 22LR ($210) 13 H&R Slug Hunter 12ga ($350) 14 Thompson Center Venture 3006 ($560) 15 Thompson Center Omega 50 cal ($400) 16 Remington 700 3006 ($800) 17 CZ 455 American 22LR ($430) 18 Savage II Trophy Hunter 308 Win ($675) 19 Savage 64R 22LR ($225) 20 Savage Axis 308 Win ($425) 21 Savage MKII 22LR ($370) 22 Savage 93 17 HMR ($320) 23 Tikka T3 308 Win ($700) 24 Henry Lever 22LR ($335) 25 Ruger 77/22 22LR ($829) 26 Ruger M77 3006 ($800) 27 Ruger 10/22 22 LR ($270) 28 Remington 700 3006 ($800) 29 Savage MKII 22LR ($490) 30 Thompson Center Venture 270 Win ($520) 31 Mossberg 500 12ga ($450) 32 Mossberg 702 22LR ($220) 33 Mossberg ATR 243 Win ($400) 34 Weatherby Vanguard 7mm-08 ($600) 35 Ruger HM77R 300 Win Mag ($850) 36 Ruger SR22R 22LR ($630) 37 Tikka T3 Hunter 300 Win Mag ($730) 38 Beretta AL391 Urika 12ga ($1,100) 39 Henry Goldenboy 22LR ($500) 40 Henry 22Mag ($540) Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center Angela Mazza, DO 2415 N. Orange Ave, Suite 502 Orlando, FL 32804Effective September 28, 2012, Dr. Angela Mazza, will no longer practice at Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center located at 2415 N. Orange Ave, Suite 502, Orlando, FL 32804. To ensure continuity of care until we hire a new physician, Dr. Madhu Banda, Dr. Ramon Urdaneta and Dr. Richard Pratley will provide care for Dr. Mazzas patients at the same location. Diabetes & Endocrine Center. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407.303.2801. Notice to Patients Celebrating bacon PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERPeterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will celebrate International Bacon Day with Bacon Bash noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The day will feature chocolate-covered bacon, above. COUNCIL | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 8 Dining at Ruths Chris Steak House or Mitchells Fish Market is an experience that satisfies anyones palate. From the savory, sizzling prime steaks to their fresh sustainable seafood cuisine, Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc., offers a high-quality, memorable dining experience to every patron. But behind their greatcuisine, Ruths Hospitality Group has a rich history of business excellence and commitment to community involvement. For these reasons, the City of WinterPark Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) has selected Ruths Hospitality Group to receive the City of Winter Park Business Recognition Award for the third quarter of 2012. The Ruths Chris Steak House legacy began when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home for $22,000 to purchase Chris Steak House, a 60-seat restaurant located in New Orleans. Ruth worked and lived by the mantra, "Do what you love, love what you do." She had the reputation of being a driven, hard-working person that never met a challenge not worth overcoming and was successful because of her strong work ethic and an ability to understand her guests. Nearly 50 years later, success continues to be fueled by the commitment to Ruths core values: deliver superior quality food, offer the most hospitable service, and share a genuine affection for everyone who truly enjoys the experience of dining with other people. Today, Ruths Hospitality Group is a leading restaurant company focused exclusively on the upscale dining segment. The company owns Ruths Chris Steak House, Mitchells Fish Market, Mitchells Steakhouse and Camerons Steakhouse concepts. There are 135 Ruths ChrisSteak House restaurants including international locations in Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, Aruba and Canada. Domestically, there are 19 Mitchells Fish Markets, two Mitchells Steakhouses and one Camerons Steakhouse. In 2011, Ruths Hospitality Group moved their corporate headquarters toWinter Park and were the first recipients of the citys Targeted Industry Enhancement (TIE) program. The move resulted in the lease and improvement of over 20,000 square feet of vacant office property and addition of almost100high-wage jobs. In addition, the Ruths Chris Steak House and MitchellsFishMarket located in Winter Park employ over 150individuals who provide superior customer service and hospitality. Beyond the economic impact, Ruths Hospitality Group has also had a positive socialimpact. They have sponsored three Habitat for Humanityhomes in Winter Park, helping to provideover 1,000 community service hours for area high school students as well as home ownership for needy families. The company also sponsored the 2011 Winterin the Park holiday ice skating rink which relies upon the support of generous sponsors. In the past year, Ruths Hospitality Group has shown true commitment to the development of our WinterPark community and to the vitality of the citys business climate. The EDAB would like to congratulate Ruths Hospitality Group and thank them for enhancing our community with positive exposure and public service. For more information about the City of WinterParks Business Recognition Program or to download a nomination form, please visit the citys official websiteat cityofwinterpark.org and click onDepartments > Economic Development/CRA > Business Recognition Award. 460 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park Village M-Th11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. F&S11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sun11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. mitchellsfishmarket.com 610 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park Village M-S5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lounge4:30 p.m. ruthschris.com great food great neighborsRuths Hospitality Group, Inc. the gardens held for much of its re cent history. The land the Grove will be built on, she said, was used for many years as a dumping ground for the city. Restoring this reclaimed land, along with the wetlands border ing the area, is an ongoing process to bring the gardens back to their natural beauty. Its putting this reclaimed land to good use, Hasenau said. The city is getting in on the Grove project too, with Mayor Ken Bradley speaking at the groundbreaking, and John Holland, direc tor of Parks and Recreation, serving as a liaison between the city and Mead as the project continues. I think everyone, the whole community, is really excited that Waldron said.MEAD | Pavilion should open in November CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The rst performance at The Grove at Mead Botanical Garden by the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra is scheduled for Dec. 9. Construction of the stage should be complete in November. To learn more about the FYSO and its programs and concert events, visit fsyo.org. For more information about continuing restoration efforts at Mead Botanical Garden, including the construction of the Grove performing arts venue, visit meadgarden.org PHOTO COURTESY OF MEAD BOTANICAL GARDENThe Grove at Mead Botanical Garden will be a 40-foot by 60-foot concrete venue home to the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Page 9 Successful City Hall grand re-opening!Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the grand reopening of our newly renovated City Hall this past Monday after noon. It was heartwarming to see many of our former mayors, city commissioners, residents, busi gether to celebrate with us. If you were unable to stop by to enjoy the grand re-opening festivities, please feel free to come anytime during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to see all of the upgrades and improvements we have made to serve you better. I hope you enjoy our new beauti ful landscaping and welcoming environment as you conduct city business. Welcome to City Hall!Aug. 27 City Commission meeting highlightsThere was a City Commission meeting Aug. 27. Below are a few highlights of decisions made:Mayors Report Ruths Hospitality Group as the recipient for the citys Business Recognition Award. sented declaring Sept. 6 as Rollins College Changemaker Campus Day in the City of Winter Park. ed declaring Aug. 27 as Valencia College Day in the City of Winter Park. for the following boards were approved: and Sustainability Board (alternate) (move regular member to alter nate)Action Items Requiring Discussion 666 Nicolet Ave. to provide stormwas approved. was tabled. budget were discussed and will come forward at the two budget public hearings scheduled for the upcoming City Commission meetings Monday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 24. was awarded the construction of the Fleet Peeples Park Restroom Project and funding was ap proved.Public Hearings Heartwood 20, LLC, were ap proved: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Ar ticle I, Comprehensive Plan in as to add a new policy increasing the residential density for and limited to the property at 444 W. as residential units. nance: Amending Chapter 58, Land Development Code, Ar ticle III, Zoning Section 58-75 Commercial (C-2) District so as to increase the residential density for and limited to the property at formance with the Comprehensive Plan. Mi Tomatina Restaurant was ap proved: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code Ar ticle III, Zoning Regulations ing Regulations to expand the sion District to include the restaurant property at 433 W. New 59-seat expansion to that restau rant. New Hope Baptist Church was tabled: construct and operate a childrens day care facility on the church property at 274 N. Capen Ave. nance regarding annexation of 656 dinance regarding annexation of SunTrust Bank was approved: extend their approval for one ad ditional year at 301 W. New York Ave. City of Winter Park was tabled: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code Ar Regulations Division 6, Tree Preservation and Protection the Qualifying Targeted Industry (QTI) Grant was approved. amending Section 62-77 of the Code and adding new Section 6279, to promote public peace and order in single-family home resi dential areas was approved. Visit CityofWinterPark.org LAST CHANCE FOR THE GOOD LIFE!rffnf tffbff bbfbffbf fffb fbfffbf ftbfbrfShea Homes at Victoria Gardens is selling out with less than 20 home sites left! TrilogyLife.com/FL | 877.292.4511Discover the ultimate 55+ community: fb ff ffff f tfrbt f bftbfbbfffffffffffbffffb tbffbffffffbrfbbbnftfrfnftfrf frfnftfbfrfffffbffffrf ffbbfbfbffbbbfrfbfffffffrbnffrf bffbffff Tour Our Resort Community and Get a $25 American Express Gift Card If You Bring This Ad In. In charming DeLand, off I-4 exit 116 VG_MaitlandObserver_072612.indd 1 7/24/12 6:54 AM Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE WPHA FIVE YEAR PLAN MODIFICATIONSHOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA COMMENT PERIOD AUGUST 25, 2012 TO OCTOBER 9, 2012In accordance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA), published by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Housing Authority of the City of Winter Park, Florida, commonly referred to as the Winter Park Housing Authority or WPHA, is providing Notice of a Public Comment Period and Public Hearing during which comments will be accepted by the Board of Commissioners pertaining to the following items: Proposed revisions to the Five-Year Plan goals and/or objectives for FYs 20102014 Revisions and additions to the Five Year Capital Fund Program (CFP) Proposed revisions to Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) Notice of a Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. to be held at the Hinckley Community Center, Tranquil Terrace, 845 West Swoope Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. commencing Friday, August 24, 2012 at the address listed below between the accepted until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

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Page 10 of Maitland will dedicate the new ly completed Maitland City Hall located at 1776 Independence Lane. With a ceremony scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. at the front door of the new icon of down town Maitland, city dignitaries grand opening ribbon and wel come residents and guests into the impressive new public building. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, who will preside over the festivities on Thursday, has stated, It Maitlands history, but it will pro vide an appropriate cornerstone on which to build our down town. This, the newest of Maitlands downtown structures, is three stories tall, encompasses 24,000 tions in design and technology. The City Hall grand opening marks the completion of a sevenyear, three-phase process that be gan when funding for the project originated in July 2005. It was at Bonds approved by a voter ref erendum were issued by the city to provide funding necessary for a new police station located on Fennel Street, a new Fire Station located on Packwood Avenue and City Hall located on Indepen dence Lane. With the completion of City Hall, all general city service divi sions are able to be available to residents under one roof. Previ ously, residents would have to tions in the city to access services. All are welcome to attend the grand opening festivities on Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Following the grand opening ribbon cutting, guests will have an opportunity to hear city and local dignitaries speak and tours of the new facility will be available. Chuck Jordan Leisure Services directorCity Council Meeting of Aug. 27The Maitland City Council met on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 10. Special Presentations: McGovern received a Retirement Resolution in appreciation of his 26 years of service as a member of the Fire Rescue Department. Sandy Bonus who worked so gen Camp a success Vice Mayor Bonus on behalf of the Maitland Mens Club for their compassion and commitment to Maitland in establishing the Love Pantries at our Maitland Schools presented an update on their downtown project and answered Consent: were approved as presented. Summary CH 2012-8 to the City Hall contract with WhartonSmith. support of the construction of Quiet Zones throughout the SunRail corridor in Central Florida as a part of the SunRail project. a total cost of $484,725. $113,000 from the General Fund balance to the line item for Legal gram budget. to negotiate a contract not to ex ceed $42,000 with Hylant Group for agent of record services for group health and other employee Decisions: would keep the same rate of $7.25 month for environmental storm water utility fees. interest accruals for advances made to the CRA. other options to reduce the FY 13 budget and bring back to the Sept. 10 meeting for further discussion dustry Tax Refund Program ap plication by Ravago Americas, LLC, including a commitment of $15,000 over a six-year payout pe riod, beginning FY 2015. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit www.itsmymaitland.com 5th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, September 6 5:30 7:30 p.m. Save the date to mark this momentous occasion with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and friends. Enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Admission is free. Please RSVP at www.winterpark.org Presented by AAA Vince & Ruth Arch authenticWEB Community Based Care of Central Florida DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory Financial Harvest Wealth Advisors Florida Hospital Hospice Care Gary Munson Heating & A/C Service Hannibal Square Community Land Trust, Inc. HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. ITN Orlando Kimberly Roberts, AP, LMT, LLC Grace Merifield Orlando Orthopaedic Center Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida Sequoia Financial Group, LLC Servpro of Winter Park The Meat House Walgreens Winter Park Harvest Festival Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida Aloma Bowl Billings, Morgan, & Boatwright, LLC Centennial Bank Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown Diane Goll Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida Sandra Cash Jones James B. Madison, M.D. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society m e i civil Savannah Courts & Cottage of Oviedo The Lofts of Winter Park Visiting Angels of Orlando/ Winter Park Orange County Clerk of the Courts Florida Community Bank Maitland Art and History Association Park Avenue Dentistry Regents Park of Winter Park Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. Seminole Offi ce Solutions Nancy Bagby Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Orange County Tax Collector Slocum Platts / Architects P.A. Michael Abufaris, D.D.S. Marlowe and Weatherford, P.A. Martin M. Prague, CPA C. Brenner, Inc. C & S Press, Inc. Kane & Associates Compass Investment Properties, Inc. Park East & Park Knowles Apartments Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Come to the City Hall grand opening Aug. 30 (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply.Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.www.oldharborf inancial.com Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Month CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN ORLANDODATES ................Friday, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 TIME .................9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION ............ 8009 So. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809Lunch and snacks will be provided Please pre-register by calling: Volunteer Specialist Diane Klebanow (407) 206-2273 Volunteer Manager Lisa Gray (352) 742-6806 Or call toll-free (888) 728-6234

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Page 11 AUG. 30 The grand opening of the new Maitland City Hall is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs day, Aug. 30. Join JFS Orlando for an evening focus ing on hopes and passions from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave. Individual tickets are $30 and include a beverage and light dinner. Sponsorship opportu nities start at $300. To learn more, visit jfsorlando.org or call 407-644-7593, ex tension 227.AUG. 31The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the Joe Landry play Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play from Aug. 31-Sept. 17. Show times are 8 p.m. Mon days, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 407-920-4034.SEPT. 1Art on the Green is back for 2012, dis playing the works of eight sculptors in Central Park and on the lawn of Win ter Park City Hall. The exhibition can be viewed during park hours from Sept. 1 to March 1. A family-friendly opening cel ebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in front of Winter Park City Hall. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. Mi Tomatinas Executive Chef Jose Ba ranenko will offer a complimentary threehour demonstration and sampling of his Pollo Al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas and Zucchini Soup recipes from noon to 3 p.m. on Sat urday, Sept. 1, at Williams-Sonoma, 142 S. Park Ave., Winter Park. Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will celebrate International Bacon Day with Bacon Bash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. One lucky Facebook fan will win one slice of bacon per week for a year. Peterbrooke is at 300 S. Park Ave. Enzian Theater will present The Sleeping Beauty a Bolshoi ballet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Its $17.50 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The theater is at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Pur chase tickets at Enzians box ofce or Enzian.org The Polasek Gardens will host Tai Chi sessions every Saturday in September from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. regard less of weather. The classes will be in the sculpture gardens and are open for beginners and experienced practitioners. The classes cost $10 per session or $50 for the series for non-members and $8 per session or $40 for the series for mu seum members. Visit polasek.org or call 407-647-6294.SEPT. 2Music at the Casa hosts a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. For more information visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ex tension 3.SEPT. 3On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, Winter Park and Maitland city ofces will be closed.SEPT. 4The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Todd Mecklenborg, a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, will discuss the Status of Floridas Conservation of Plants and Plant Communities. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available prior to the event. SEPT. 6The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host the Winter Park Welcome Center Fifth Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The event will be held at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve visit winterpark.org The Winter Park Institute at Rollins Col lege will host New York Times and Pu litzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs day, Sept. 6, at the Alfond Sports Center, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Kristof will discuss the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. The event is free. Visit facebook.com/kristofSEPT. 7Florida Opera Theatre presents Opera in the Park, an opera concert series to be held at the Winter Park Wedding Chapel. Baritone Kenneth Stavert will perform on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Single concert tickets are $20 each or tickets to the entire series are available at $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Visit FLOperaTheatre.org There will be a Photo History and Doc umentary of Winter Park to celebrate the citys 125 anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the University Club of Winter Park. Baldwin Parks First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll is Friday, Sept. 7. Information will be updated on the events Facebook page. If you or your company would like to participate in First Friday please contact BOOM Mar keting & Events at 407-923-3849 or brett@consultboom.com Date night at Leu Gardens featuring Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol is Friday, Sept. 7. Admission is free for Leu members, $5 plus tax for adults and $2 plus tax for children. Weather permitting, the gardens will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Mark Romeo and the Rat Pack Orches tra will be appearing Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Abbey in his show, Return to Romance. Proceeds will fund Parkinsons research. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per per son or $80 for two. Visit TicketWeb.com or call 866-468-7630. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.comCalendar WOMANS CLUB OF WINTER PARK WELCOMES NEW MEMBERSYou are invited to come to the Membership Tea on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. to meet members and learn about our programs. 419 South Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park RSVP 407-644-2237 http://www.womansclubofwinterpark.com r fntb rfntnb r nr t nr t r fntb f fnf ffn ffn n r fbn r t b nf f fb Wecarrybrasin ENT IREPU RCH ASEINLaBe llaBoutique ENT IRE PURCHASE IN OFF *** LABOR DAYCLEARANCESALEBUY 2 BRAS, GET 1 FREE*Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1 THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, AUG. 30 SEPT. 1 WE CARRY: NALLY & MILLIE, JOSEPH RIBKOFF, SIMON SEBBAG, WALTER, ISOLA SHOES *complimentary bra of equal or lesser value ***excludes sale items 411W.NewEnglandAve. WinterPa rk,FL 32789 407-790-7820 www.labellaintimates.com Wecarrybrasinbands30to50,andcupsizesAthroughKISYOURBRA UNCOMFORTA BLE?Doesyourbreasttissue spilloverthecups? Haveyougainedorlost morethan10pounds? 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Page 12 Lifestyles IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com home, lift up a few items and its likely youll see Made in China punched into the plastic of your alarm clock or stamped on a sticker on the bottom of your lamp. That television, computer and cell phone you use daily probably came from the same place. Its not easy and in some American-made goods to use in place of those made mostly in Southeast Asia. But some local stores are making it a little easier to stock up on made-in-the-USA products, and owners say its be cause of customer demand. More and more customers are asking, in fact demanding, Amer ican made, said Linda Semmler, Winter Park. It makes sense to carry as much as we can, not only American made, but local. in home decorating goods, car ries paintings by local artists, bags from Maine and home ac focuses on stocking items that are reclaimed, recycled and sustain able. She said customers come in just because she has Americanmade products, and others are surprised when that stamp says USA rather than China. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Floridas tiveness, said anytime theres a recession and an economy is struggling to grow, nationalism develops and people want to support domestic products more. While in theory it would have a greater impact on the economy to buy local, it just doesnt happen enough. And Winter Parks stores arent the norm. Theyre an exception rather than the rule, Snaith said. This is a trend that has come in and out of fashion numerous times over the years, and if it was a long-standing phenomenon we wouldnt be talking about it. homemade for every $1 that U.S. manufacturers spend, an other $1.40 of economic activity is created, according to American Made Matters. Buying local puts more dollars back into the com munity versus buying from big box national retailers. Semmler said she thinks the increase in demand for local products is due portant where they spend their money theyre becoming so buying local. Youre making the money move in a much smaller circle, Semmler said. more, and thats why many con sumers go for imports. Theres a the mom-and-pop stores close up shop, Snaith said. Its a luxury not everyone can Scott Sturgill, who owns Dura ble Safety Products in Longwood, said hed love to go Americanmade for his business manufac turing, but it costs 3.5 times more. American-made, but cant justify the cost when they hear it. At the end of the day the customer determines the price, Sturgill said. But there are still busi ness owners who can take that leap, especially when it comes to smaller retailers and online stores. An Internet search gets few Winter Park stores choose to carry local items. Sandra Lomowski, who owns Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens in Winter Park, said its selling American. Many of her beds, which shes been selling for 25 years, are guaranteed for two generations, and theres never a time where the construction is in Theyre craftsmen, she said. They stand behind their prod uct. Its especially important for Semmler to know where her products come from. If theyre imports she makes sure theyre fair trade, and she knows all of her American-made manufactur ers. She knows where the prod ucts come from, how the people who created them were treated, and if its environmentally safe. Theres less of an environmental impact in shipping just because its not coming from the other side of the world. She said it feels great to show people what shes got on her shelves. Its so important to be proud of what you do, Semmler said. Its also all about supporting each other. Local business owners said they love shopping in their own towns. At TJs SeaTim Shepardson does most of his shopping at local farms. His menu is based on whats in season. He said that at any time, 70 to 80 percent of the ingredients he serves were purchased locally. Many times, the gator tail on your plate at dinner came from his trip to the farm that morning. To him, its all about experiencing meet when shopping for food. Its all about taking care of each other, Shepardson said. Youre growing the neighbor hood.PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERSandra Lomowski, top, who owns Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens in Winter Park, said its the quality that she loves about selling American products. Allan Semmler, above, who owns Earth Inspired Living with wife Linda, shows off some of their domestic products.Many businesses carry more local and American-made items to please customersBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff FAST FACT: Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the rst Monday in September (Monday, Sept. 3) that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many. There are lots of places in Winter Park to shop for local and American-made items, including Earth Inspired Living, Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens, The Doggie Door, DeVanes, Ace Metric Cycles, Downeast and Blue Door Denim Shoppe. American made

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Page 13 The best way to know that you are going to get great food restaurant where the chef is also the owner. Such is the case with the wonderful-in-every-way in Maitland. Named for (another good indicator) Francesco Aiello, who comes to us from Palermo, Sicily, the restaurant is truly his passion. Chef Francesco is there from 9 a.m. to late each evening, personally plating each entre ously adores him. And I am happy to report that I adored everything I tasted from this extensive and very Italian menu. Francesco came by his love of cooking having begun at an early age watching his father, a pastry chef, cook at home. He attended the Istituto Alberghiero culinary school in Palermo where he risotto. And now his new restaurant Francescos is adding luster to the growing restaurant row Avenue (U.S. Highway 17-92) in Maitland. Before I get to the food, however, I have to comment on the taste with which this beauti ful restaurant is designed. The look is straight out of Tuscany, with high ceilings, massive hanging beams, whitened brick walls, heavy dark woods and a mix of chandeliers that range from copper buckets to drop crystal. Seat ing is a choice between booths, tables and an open kitchen with bar seating that places you just inches from all that is happening in the kitchen. The design details experience without raising the Gamberoni Siciliana a beauti ful sampling of fresh shrimp in a perfect cream sauce of olive oil, garlic, capers, cherry tomatoes double-duty when you use this wish-it-had-gone-on-forever sauce for dipping. As an eggParmigiana and was more than delighted with the sliced eggplant baked to perfection with no breading). Glory hallelujah. The pastas are fun here, not only because they are made fresh, by hand and in-house (and yes, freshness does even in boiled pasta) but because we are invited to choose our own pasta and our own sauce (of which there are six to choose from). We chose a heavenly blend of linguine with little neck clams. And experienced Chef Francescos true artistry shows, as the linguine was perfectly al dente but also infused throughout with the taste of the clams. Because Chef Francesco is Salmon Bruschetta, which, as its name implies, covers a lovely piece of salmon with the classic toes, basil, garlic, onions and a reduction of balsamic vinegar. Both delicious and light, the por tion was fortunately large enough to share, and as our lovely server Jennifer reminded us, Sharing is caring. was being prepared while we were there, and the restaurant does an enviable business of takein front of you in a wood-burning oven. Francescos is very much a family restaurant, we saved room in an Italian restaurant for dessert! Francesco has imported his father and mother to create all of the desserts by hand, and the menu proudly states that the pastries, baked in house. And they are, chocolate chips and decorated with cinnamon. The Cannoli, with its lovingly made-by-hand ricotta and chocolate chips, and the gelato (ice cream) is so fresh treasured for all the love that has been brought here to our little Country. So, dear readers, it is no sur prise to you that this restaurant comes highly recommended. Watch of a series of wine-pairing dinners being planned for the fall. I will certainly be there for that series of wonderfulness. And if youve read this far, tell your server Josh sent me, and house wine with each entre. 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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 Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Francescos shines in Maitland Francescos Ristorante & Pizzeria is at 400 S. Orlando Ave. (U.S. Highway17-92) in Maitland. Because the entrance is in the back of the building (not facing the street), turn on Ventris Lane to enter the parking lot. Take out and catering is available. Call 407-960-5533 for more information. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERJosh Garrick samples the Salmon Bruschetta, which was light and the portion was large enough to share. Above is the Cassata al Forno, stuffed with ricotta and chocolate chips.JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff From the Corner Table SEPT. 1Sportsmans Expo will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Bahia Shrine Center, 2300 Pembrook Drive in Orlando. It will be open to the public with free admission. Bahia Shriners of Orlando has partnered with Mosquito Creek Outdoors along with other local vendors. The expo is a family friendly event on hunting, shing, boating, shooting, camping and hiking or just enjoying the outdoors. For your convenience food and refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Net proceeds from this event are for the benet of Bahia Shriners facilities and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Call 407-660-8811.SEPT. 3The kids are off school so have some fun in the sun on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.SEPT. 10The Art & History Museums Maitland presents classes and workshops for children and adults begin ning on Sept. 10, including painting, drawing, stained glass, jewelry and pottery. Register at ArtandHistory.org, by phone at 407-539-2181, extension 265, or in person at 231 W. Packwood Ave.ONGOINGThrough Friday, Aug. 31, all proceeds from kids meals purchased at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants across the nation will go back to the class room gardens of Veggie U. Families who purchase a kids meal can then bring their receipt back to the restau rant in September and receive a kids meal for free. Creald School of Art culminates its popular summer ArtCamp program with a youth art exhibition featur ing works of the next generation of talented artists through 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 The Winter Park Farmers Market is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the old train depot, 200 W. New England Ave. Visit CityofWinterPark. org The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Lily Park. Food Truck Caf is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park. Visit ItsMyMaitland. com or call 407-539-6268.Maitland Public Library events: Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. day, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon in the Library Courtyard. Cooking with April featuring her spe cialty Jerk Chicken rangoons is Tues day, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required to attend. with Dorene Butler is Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registra tion is required to attend. hosts preschool story and craft time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Baby time stories and activities are at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. And Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700 to register or for more information. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 14 Opinions My lack of desire to attend any of my own high school class reunions was not lost on me as I anxiously awaited the Winter Park High School Get Together Friday evening. I think some of it was surely the enthusiasm I saw from the growing list of attendees on Facebook. They were reliving best high school memories while encouraging others to attend, high school reunions and social media now as perfectly matched as the head cheerleader and the But, too, at some point in life, you hear yourself saying things to younger people that sound an awful lot like things once said to you. That makes such gatherings that much sweeter. Bruce Corn, the events initiator, was already among my friends on Facebook. He envisioned a small get together at Dexters, but the enthusiasm it met led to ever increasing numbers of planned attendees, nation with not just Dexters, but and with the city. The small get together grew and grew, until it became a street party. I talked to Bruce on Friday night as he estimated a total crowd of 400 attendees. Posts on Facebook in following days, including Bruce Corn for President, were as common as the positive, appreciative comments I heard toward him that evening. Its just something I orgathe community together. Win ter Park High School is a great school, he said. Great people. Weve got a bunch of outstanding members of the community, and I really wanted to do it to keep in touch, network, really make a High School graduates, but open to all, has now been established to do positive things in the community, he said, adding, Big high school. Big aspirations. We want to give back. The whole reason I put it together, I happen to enjoy watching other people connect. If you look at their faces when they see someone they havent seen in 20 years, theyre looking at their nametag, and theyre hugging each other. Its really cool seeing people connect again, he said. I asked what his fondest memory of high school was and he responded, Im in business and whenever I have challenges in my life, whether personal or business, I always remember my wrestling coach his name is Johnny Rouse saying, no pain, no gain, you pass out before you die. Whenever Ive thought him saying no pain, no gain, you pass out before you die. Walking among attendees it was not uncommon to see hugs, cell phones lighting up as the skies darkened and photos or contact information being shared. There was laughing lots of it. I heard stories about Burst girls and Battaglia boys, which were lost on me, but no doubt a wonderful memory for sisters it. I heard about Julie Fishers married couple to both travel into space in the s. troduced me to his friend Cactus Jack (aka Jim Stanley) who now travels the southeast with a new band, Cactus Jack & The Cadil lacs, but was a founding member of Maitland Florida) in the early s. His band played for us in high school all the time, Willy said. Cactus Jack proceeds to tell me about his love of s and s rock music, I mean Im talking about the music from the middle s to the end of the s. Im talking about the classic rock, the City Band to others to test their popularity and everyone knew them and had a story, another catalyst of transport back to that time and place casually referred to as high school. Shortly before I left, I noticed attempting to hang a banner on a signpost on the sidewalk. The attempt was falling short, but she only withdrew to regroup to try anew. I asked her if she needed any help, but she assured me she was good. She tells me its the Hall of Fame banner she received for being an All-Amer ican on the WPHS swim team. She went on to the University of Florida and was to compete in U.S. boycott prevented it. I left wondering a bit more about what my own classmates have been up to over the years.Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve. com and LUVMyRate.com. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.netClyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkFilm documents Floridas poets of Central Florida has been supporting Have You Not Hard of Floryda? the from Tallahassee to Miami reading their work and discussing how they write and how the Sunshine State shapes their art. In addition to reading their own poems, each poet also reads a classic work from the states past. Those classics include poems Walt Whitman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Allen Ginsberg, Wallace Stevens and songs and Seminole songs. United States Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, observed, It should come as no surprise that poets who happen to live in the same state can exhibit an excit ing range of styles and sensibilities. The real surprise here is the intimate look the videos provide of poets, usually at home, talking freely about their craft and reading their poems not to a public audience, but to themselves and you. professor of literature at Rollins College This project is the most comprehensive visual introduction to Florida poets and poetry that has ever been attempted. It 2013. The poets included range from Phil Deaver, Carol Frost and Campbell Mc Skellings, the St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke, cracker cowboy poet Doyle Rigdon, and the Seminole Tribes Poet Laureate, Moses Jumper Jr. In addition to the two-disk edition, a short introduction to the project for book clubs will be available in a special Book Mary Anne Hodel, library director and tem, has called the book club edition, A must-see for anyone remotely interested in the poets who capture and bring to life Filmed and edited by award-winning Florida technical director Bill Dudley, both the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Humanities Council and the Angel Alley Press at Rollins College. Later in the fall, more information will be available at Flori daPoetsProject.comNick Leo Vice president of communications English-Speaking Union of Central FloridaMascot Games brings cheer to Maitlands New Hope for KidsLast month, the 20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games were the starring attraction thousands of area families and children as one of the summers most fun and inexpensive attractions. Most tickets were either complimentary or were available for come a long way from their opening day in the now-retired Tinker Field. In 1992, the beloved mascot of the and Childrens Wish Foundation (later tive Director Joel Jones put their heads Games, said Rosie Wilder, director of The inaugural games were held at Tinker Field (where the Rays played minor league ball) with about 40 mascots participat Florida day, the mascots were a wet-andtumble group after a downpour sent them running for cover under the bleachers! Spectators spirits were not dampened as they followed the Mascots, who signed autographs for all the adoring children. Two decades later, the Central Florida Sports Commission has helped to build the attendance to more than 2,000 strong, with three weekend performances held in atmosphere accompanied the 2012 Celebrity Mascot Games with Radio Disney blanketing the arena entrance with live music, and ticket holders of all ages jam ming together in anticipation of coming events. Though the Celebrity Mascot Games hosts a special preview for the families they serve in Central Florida, in both their Grief and Wish programs. The 20th Annual Meet & Greet held at the Lake Mary Marriott on July 19 was a huge sucteams all over the country posed for pictures and signed autographs, delighting hundreds of kids and parents alike. In addition to raising funds for hundreds of children receiving grief support, as well as wish services at New Hope for in Central Florida, Wilder said. Wilder by two pioneers in the world of childrens entertainment and charitable events. the best part of the Mascot Games is hear ing the laughter of children all around me. Children who have lost their childhoods through medical conditions or loss, recapture their youth for a few hours when which is accompanied by an outpouring of screams and applause. The antics of Albert and Alberta Gator of the University of Florida gets the kids giggling, and pretty soon even the adults are cheering and dancing in their seats. Rhonda adds, No matter who wins the games, we know we are all winners children through the funds that are raised. pale in comparison to the sparkle in the childrens eyes! events visit newhopeforkids.org or call 407-331-3059 and ask for Rhonda.Pamela Ruben Orlando author pepperypress.comLetters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Towns Garden Center Towns Garden Center on Lake Howell Road carries a large assortment of succulents from Florida Cactus in Apopka, in addition to the other varieties of ora and fauna, which can thrive in your local garden. Visit www.townsgardencenter.com and/or www.oridacactus.com or call 407-733-8383. PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERLisa Lyle, right, enjoys the Winter Park High School Get Together in Hannibal Square on Friday night with alumnae Joanie Stoddard, left, and sisters Laura and Kim Burst.Mates for all time

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Page 15 small-business owners. Because smaller cial resources to weather dry periods as business shows signs of slowing down. With the U.S. economy recovering from the recent recession, the time for action is at hand for many small businesses. As a business own er, you have a choice in terms of how you view a slowdown. It can either be a time of frustration, stress and panic or you can approach the situation as an opportunity to upgrade your business processes and put new initiatives weather the downturn, and position your economy fully recovers. In the past few years, many small companies cut areas that are considered non-essential because they may not have a Although cutting is an easy way to save money, many experts agree that slashing items that are commonly targeted when business is sluggish such as advertising, employee training and business travel is precisely the opposite of what a company should do during slow periods. The key to making budget cuts is to carefully evaluate each area of your busi ness and indentify those that are not as re-evaluate your association memberships and your suppliers of business services. Bringing in new business marketing budget during slow periods, it marketing program to generate better or more targeted results. You can start by revisiting your marking plan and adding new initiatives to help bring in business. Here are some things to consider: attracting new customers than retaining their existing ones. A business slowdown is a great time to get in touch with exist have and to remind them of your capabilities. new prospects. Consider targeting pro free sample of your product or service. customer base and ask them about the bigof business. Compile their answers and prepare a brief report on the results. You Making the most of your cash ow your business. Focus on these areas: by streamlining your systems for collecting payments with merchant services, remote deposit, lockbox and other treasury management services. vices to reduce the time and costs involved with paying your bills, as well as online payroll services to make tax payments business money market account or busi you can access in case of a cash crisis. can help you make better business decisions. Position yourself for protability While economic cycles and business slowdowns might be inevitable, they dont have to lead to doom and gloom for your business. Use the slow periods as an opportunity to make improvements in the way you manage your business. Doing so will help you weather the stormy economic condi tions, and youll be well positioned for tions turn brighter. Shay Harold is the Central Florida business banking manager for PNC Bank. He can be reached at 407428-3067or at Shay.Harold@pnc.com Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!While waiting to see what President elucidate his profound thinking, I toy with the baseless suspicion that the next presidential election might not come on schedule. The Chicago crowd that gave and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojev ich may be thinking of ways to outdo itself in surprises. The biggest surprise, of course, would be if the U.S. election did not take place on time. I have no doubt appeared either advantageous or necessary to his ambitions. If he senses that he is not going to remain in the White House by vote, would you be surprised if he thinks up some way or another to install himself as a semi-permanent guest? that a bad poll can give him indigestion. After all, this president has never focused much on issues and has made character assassination his tool of the day. Lets the premises if he did not accomplish all only not accountable but is no count, this land, why did we choose him?Adjusting lawsA great many of the new and adjust ed laws to govern us these days have, it seems, been generated by the executive branch and have had no truck with any legislative endorsement at all. There are lots of names to call this kind of shenani gans, and most of them would probably not please the White House. How can we trust him? was meeting with the then-president of Russia and was overheard on a live microphone saying, This is my last election. ity. How about letting the American pub lic in on your private chats, Barack? How Wheres the evidence? come so many Americans are not working? Another year, another trillion is also opine that White House leaks are getting military personnel killed.Whos beneting?Petrobras know that name? That is istration for deepwater oil drilling. Its the oil company who has a big investor named, guess who? George Soros the 2008 presidential campaign, along with other progressive candidates. And who progressive candidates. Meanwhile, the moratorium has been lifted in the Cass Sunstein, is making it impossible for the American companies to get drilling permits because of new, excessive regulations. Theres more! The Bureau of bras permit to deepwater drill in the gulf. Coincidence? Dont be naive! As of April, only two American companies had been allowed permits.And now for the dismal nale of his speeches, Under my plan of a cap and trade system, gas and electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket? Believe About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)I am of two minds when it comes to historical-based. I see America as part of a continuum that stretches back 2,500 years to Greece. We are part of a Western individual to assert his rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) and to emancipate himself from the tyranny of either church or state (nation or tyrant). I do feel a pride in our accomplish ments. From a historical perspective, however, America was created out of a Jim Crow laws) and genocide of Native Americans. That is fact. Yet, for 200 years that all Americans may freely participate in our democracy and prosper from the fruits of their own labor. This has been a wrenchingly tough slog, particularly for Americas oppressed (minorities, women ished business remains. ing lasts forever. This includes nations, governments, even people. America has had a great ride, historically speaking. We (white people) were fortunate that incredible natural resources of fertile land, bountiful water and phenomenal of deism, science and representative governance. Understand, of course, that what they established (the United States) being and limited participation in our democracy to white men with property. That is our history. white men eventually did achieve the right to vote. And after the Civil War, emancipated male slaves, too, achieved implemented and for the next 100 years it was much more a paper right than a real right. Is it not particularly per verse that our white ancestors gave the right to vote to emancipated male slaves decades before they considered women (their wives and daughters) worthy of that right? Weve arrived in 2012 a deeply divid tory of an evolving (expanding) democracy. Yet, arguably, we are not evolving as a nation, as a people. Many Americans are reactionary when it comes to religion, imperialism, progressive governance and tance to change is understandable. All of us, to varying degrees, want certainty in our lives. Yet, historically through unfathomable or unrealistic (women voting, eight-hour work day, environmental protections, Medicare, etc.) became real ity because someone tilting at a windmill of injustice became many pursuing just that a better, more just America. Fits and starts. The Republicans are and what we are viewing is a reaction ary, last-gasp carnival of essentially older, whiter Americans who remember an America that never was and long for a future that will never be. They bark and bray about an America that has lost its way. But it is these Republicans who are on the wrong side of history. While I may dispassionately assess the state of America today (too reactionary, fright ened and insecure), I do not despair. The Republican vision will not prevail long-term. The Republican National Convention that has preceded yet another human start (step) forward. You may weep while watching, but do not lose hope. Buck-up, kiddos.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.USFits and starts Barack-a-bye baby How small businesses can weather the economySHAY HAROLD Guest Writer Shay Harold

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Page 32 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Winner Best Director, Sundance Film Festival THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Fri Mon 3:45, 6:30, 9:30 Tues Thurs 6:30, 9:30 Ballet on the Big Screen THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (BOLSHOI BALLET) Sat 11am Wednesday Night Pitcher Show FOOTLOOSE 8pm or Sunset FREE TUES-SAT 10:30-5:30/SUN 1:00 -4:00 All of September Visit Orlandos Magical Dining Month to indulge our palates in a month-long celcated dining universe. The seventh annual run from Sept. 1-30 and will include more drens Ranch with $1 from every meal September, diners can choose from restaurants in locations all across Central Florida, from International Drive to Winter Park. A complete list of participating restaurants is Aug. 30 to Sept. 20 Photographer Bob Michaels at Seminole State The Art Gallery at Seminole State Col lege will open its 2012-2013 season with pher Bob Michaels. His work presents the lives and rituals of people from other cultures. His latest series, Cuba: People, was created from more than nine trips to Cuba since 2009. Attendees can meet Bob Michaels at the opening on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Gallery in Building G at 100 Weldon Blvd. in Sanford. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. Call 407-708-2040 or visit seminolestate. Aug. 31 to Nov. 25 Florida Watercolor Society at Mennello Museum The 41st Annual Florida Watercolor 31 to Nov. 25 at the Mennello Museum of Loch Haven Park. The exhibit, juried by Nicholas Simmons, will feature 100 of the best paintings by Floridas top watercolor artists. With more than 1,100 members, the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States. Planned to coincide with the FWS annual convention to be tioneers may participate in demonstrations ning artists and a tradeshow with vendors from across the United States. Awards will be presented at the gala dinner on Sept. 15. For more on the multi-talented artist and judge Nicholas Simmons, visit nicholas simmons.com. For more on the exhibit or ety.org or call 813-220-5800. Sept. 6 Eclectic Knights at the Orlando Museum of Art event, which falls on Sept. 6 this month. Hosted by the UCF Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter, this months exhibit feature works created by UCF alumni and faculty in a variety of media. We can vote on Best of Show as created by our faperformances, have a portrait done by Car icatures by Maria, or simply mingle with UCF artists and alumni. Live music will be provided by the Abel Avalos Trio and hibit From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Haven Park. Call 407-896-4231, extension Sept. 6-30 The REP opens its 10th anniversary season for families and young audiences will kick the musical The Paper Bag Princess. In performance from Sept. 6-30, Princess is based on the picture book of the same name by Robert Munsch. This musical for kidnapping a handsome prince on his burns up all the clothes in the palace, but trick the dragon and save her prince. Instead of being grateful for her bravery and the princess strange attire leading to some interesting reactions from our brave Loch Haven Park. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.com for more information.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 407-5223906. Cuba: People at Seminole State



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Winter Park commissioners are hot and cold about seeing a popular outdoor pool get a heater by next year. The renovation of Cady Way Pool to make it a year-round facility was among a half-dozen changes to the city budget discussed on Monday. Decisive talks about the budget will come in the next two Commission meetings, Sept. 10 and the 2013 budget. A $140,000 high-tech and energy-saving geo thermal pool heating system seemed an almost universally popular choice among the commis sioners, but whether they actually want to pay for it, and when, remains in question. My goal for pressing the geothermal is con tractually one of our partners is losing money by not having that facility open year round, Com missioner Tom McMacken said about the Winter Park YMCA, which operates the pool. The pool currently is shut down during the winter months because the water is too cold to draw enough of a crowd, City Manager Randy Knight said. They also dont like the lack of hot water in the bathrooms, which has been missing as a design feature from the facility since its con struction in the 1960s. About 400 Winter Park High School graduates, family and friends took over Hannibal Square on Friday. Page 14 Clyde Moore Restaurant review Francescos Ristorante is adding luster to the growing restaurant row that is emerging in Maitland. Page 13 Lifestyles Many Winter Park businesses are carrying more local and Americanmade items to please customers. Page 12 Calendar One hundred paintings by Floridas top watercolor artists are on display at the Mennello Museum of Art. Page 11 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!* City tries to justify $140K price tag to heat pool How a garden grows City works to amend Art Center lease terms Umbrellas and musicnote-decorated gold shovels in hand, representatives from Mead Botanical Garden, the Florida Youth Symphony Or chestra and the city of Winter Park broke ground Monday on Meads outdoor concert pavil ion. The Grove at Mead Botani cal Garden, which will serve as a home-base performance venue for the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO), began construction Aug. 27 and should be completed in November. It will be located between the Lake Lillian wet lands and the environmental learning center. An anonymous donor funded half of the proj ects $500,000 price tag. FYSO Executive Director Heide Evans Waldron says the 40-foot by 60-foot concrete venue, planned since 2010, will serve not only as a music per formance hub for Winter Park and the 250 youths involved in FYSO programs, but as another step toward the continual resto I think it brings a great cultural center to Winter Park in regards to music in a really beautiful space that we hope to help continuing to restore, she said. The FYSO musicians mance scheduled there Dec. 9. Mock-ups of the venue show a watercolor vision of staging blended into lush land scaping, a far cry from what Mead Executive Director Cyn thia Hasenau says this area of With the expiration of the oneyear trial period of Art & History Museums Maitlands lease with the city of Maitland a month away, talks of lease changes, acceptance and termination were batted back and forth at the City Councils meeting on Monday. Forty-two days and two City Council meetings had passed, Councilman Phil Bonus said, since the Council had unanimously one-year probationary period for an additional year before renew ing A&Hs automatic 51-year lease. And at the time he penned the text for his requested agenda item, he said, the city had gotten no re sponse from A&H, which led him to request an ultimatum on Aug. 27: Agree this week, or terminate the lease. Either sign the addendum, or were left with an ultimatum, he PHOTO COURTESY OF MEAD BOTANICAL GARDEN From left to right: Mead Botanical Garden Inc. representatives Dori Madison, Jeffrey Blydenburgh, horticulturalist Randy Knight, Marcia Frey, Susan League, Beverly Las siter, Cynthia Hasenau and Winter Park Director of Parks and Recreation John Holland pose at the groundbreaking of The Grove concert pavilion at Mead Garden on Monday. SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see COUNCIL on page 7 Please see MEAD on page 8 Please see COMMISSION on page 6 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff SARAH WILSON Observer Staff ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Children compete in last years MiniManiacs Youth Triathalon at Cady Way Pool. The pool is closed during the winter.

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Page 4 Winter Park Canal Acrylic on canvasFredlund Fine ArtsPresentsHenry PeterWhere: 1143 Orange Avenue Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.com Hours: 11 to 6 Tuesday-Friday 9 to 5 Saturdays Henry Peter's landscapes are of Central and eastern Florida. Henry works in acrylics and creates realistic scenes of Florida's most picturesque areas. Show is from Aug. 18 through Sept. 15 We will have an Artists reception on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Business Briefs Community Bulletin The Keewin Real Property Company, based in Winter Park, announced Steven A. Rosser as its new president. Rosser has been actively involved in the resi dential lot and land business for the past 20 years. He most recently served as Florida Land Manager for NVR, Inc., a na tional homebuilder and parent company of Ryan Homes. The city of Winter Parks Purchasing Division has been selected by the Na tional Procurement Institute to receive the 2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Winter Park is one of only 20 government agencies in Flori da and one of only 54 cities in the United States to receive this prestigious award. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design of the exterior for a 4,000-square-foot Panera Bread restau rant at The Landings of Winter Haven. Rollins College is one of the best col leges in the nation to work for, accord ing to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the fourth consecutive year Rollins has been rec ognized in The Chronicles annual report on The Academic Workplace. Rollins was also named to the 2012 Honor Roll for medium-sized institutions. Rollins won honors in seven categories including Compensation and Benets, Job Satis faction, Professional/Career-Develop ment Programs, and Work/Life Balance. Visit chronicle.com Mortgage Master, a super-regional mortgage bank and one of the countrys largest privately-owned mortgage com panies, is enhancing its operational in frastructure by opening a new operations center in Maitland as well as expanding its operations centers in Sea Girt, N.J., and at its corporate headquarters in Wal pole, Mass. This expansion is a direct re sult of the companys rapid growth. Visit mortgagemasterinc.com Full Sail University is proud to an nounce the launch of its new YouTube channel for desktop users, youtube. com/fullsailuniversity, which was de signed and developed by the univer sitys in-house creative agency, Platinum Creative. Google worked alongside the university to implement custom YouTube channel technology, providing visitors with a very different and original YouTube experience. Emerson International recently negoti ated a new long-term lease agreement for 705 square feet of ofce space at CenterPointe Ofce Park, 370 Center Pointe Circle in Altamonte Springs. Cities leaders try direct approach on pedestrian safety On Aug. 20, Winter Park Commissioner Tom McMacken and Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker reminded drivers to slow down and yield to pedestrians, all part of Operation Best Foot Forward. Mc Macken was stationed in front of Lake mont Elementary. To learn more, go to iyield4peds.org Junior Achievement opens new academy Junior Achievement of Central Florida and Orange County Public Schools recently celebrated the ofcial opening of the Junior Achievement Academy for Leader ship & Entrepreneurship. The rst of its kind, the new magnet school will teach students leadership and entrepreneurship to help them be successful. Located at Oak Ridge High School, the school cur rently has more than 100 freshmen en rolled for the 2012 school year. Florida Hospital employees give to kids The Florida Hospital Backpacks for Kids campaign delivered more than 2,260 backpacks to students grades K through fth. School nursing initiative continues For over a decade, the Winter Park Health Foundation has provided nancial support to Orange County Public Schools for the Coordinated Youth Initiative partnership. It was developed to identify and eliminate barriers to learning within the Winter Park Consortium schools. The initiative has contributed about $15 million in support, providing the schools with nurses, two comprehensive school-based health cen ters, the Community Help and Intervention in Lifes Lessons counseling program, and Healthy School Teams. The Winter Park Consortium schools include Aloma, Audu bon, Brookshire, Cheney, Dommerich, Hungerford, Lake Sybelia and Lakemont elementary schools, Glenridge and Mait land middle schools, and Winter Park High School. 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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 6 Things like hot water for the restrooms I cant believe thats something the city wouldnt pick up the tab on, Commissioner Steven Leary said. Its a facility thats sorely in the need of an up grade. Mayor Ken Bradley said he wanted to see the heating units installed as well, but balked at the price for the water heating sys tem. I just cant believe hot water for restrooms is $40,000, Bradley said. Im shocked. The pools normal closed months would be a perfect time for the install of heating units and resurfacing of the pool itself, which would have to be drained, Public Works Director Troy At taway said. But the construction would likely spill over into next year, if it began soon. If the city doesnt approve half the cost $70,000 for the heat er in September, then swimmers may not be able to use the pool year round until 2014. Fundrais ers would cover the other $70,000. Nursery fears cuts Representatives said they feared the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten would see big cuts to its budget in the next year. Talking about what she called drastic cuts, Mary Daniels, whos the board chair of the school, said she hoped the city would keep funding the same. Welbourne has serviced this community and surrounding area for 85 years, she said. Its given back and will continue to give back to these respective commu nities. Lurleen Fletcher, who had three children attend the school, said that its been helpful to keep there, and they came out better students, Fletcher said. She said the school, which helps educate young low-income children, was vital to the commu nity. To help Welbourne, to fund them, I think that would be a good idea, she said. Some par Bradley said that he thought the school may be jumping the gun on thinking the city wanted to cut its funding. Were not cutting anything, Bradley said. Were deciding how to pay this. about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comS T OP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Introducing the newest Tranquil Oaks Cremation Garden at Baldwin-Fairchild Glen Haven a breathtaking garden lled with beautiful and lasting options for families and individuals choosing cremation.Cremation with remembrance...what a beautiful idea. Glen Haven Memorial Park STEIFor a COMPLIMENTARY TOU R OR INF ORMATION, call (877) 531-6257 or visit BaldwinFairchildC remationI nfo.com.Oaklawn Park Cemetery Offering the Simplicity Plan Give them a place to leave flowers. Give them a place to leave flowers. TOBF_WtParkMaitlandObserv_3colx5.indd 1 7/17/12 3:31 PM 20354 THE WORDS WINTER PARK MAITLAND OBSERVER_4C 5" x 8" 4C RUN DATE: 8/30/2012 AD DUE: 8/28/12 CREATIVE VISION: 8/28/12 mech01 8 1 8 5 0 9 9 6 6 9 IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 7 INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING in Altamonte Springs on Tuesday, September 4th. For your chance to win a pass for two, visit: gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: 8PVQN2C1thewordsmovie.com http://facebook.com/thewordsmovie http://twitter.com/thewordsmovieNo purchase necessary. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. One pass per adult. Seating is limited, so arrive early. A pass does not guarantee a seat. This film is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking. AND Log on to WPMObserver.com for your chance to enter to win a new on behalf of THE WORDS COMMISSION | Mayor assures Welbourne Avenue Nursery officials that centers funding wont be cut C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 7 said. What would actually come out of the nights discussions was from Maitland Mayor Howard Shepard will draft an amendment to the current lease to address concerns from Council members and have A&H approve it before the issue is brought back to Coun cil on Sept. 10. Schieferdecker and Council woman Bev Reponen both spoke in favor of accepting the lease as-is and allowing it to renew au tomatically on Sept. 30, but with opposition from Bonus and Coun cilwoman Linda Frosch, they ac cepted the compromise to seal the vote of remaining Councilman Ivan Valdes. Valdes asked for an amend ment to the lease to be added, stating that if by Sept. 30, 2015, A&H had not purchased land, an existing building or commenced construction on a new building in the Cultural Corridor to make space for new art galleries, the lease could be terminated. A&Hs attorney Glenn Adams submit ted a version of this amendment to the city attorney just before the nights meeting began. I dont feel they have enough skin in the game, Valdes said, adding that this amendment was his way of getting that extra ac countability for the future growth of A&H. The motion to draft the amend for the Sept. 10 Council meeting, was approved 3-2, with Bonus and Frosch dissenting, still in favor of the addition of the extra one-year trial phase. The pair stated they extra year of trial oversight from the city. Please understand we are try ing to help them become better but theyre not ready. Theyre not ready to be out on their own yet, Frosch said. A&H Executive Director An drea Bailey-Cox said she left the meeting feeling positive, having garnered the support of the ma jority of the Council in moving forward to roll into the 51-year lease with the city as of Oct. 1. This, she said, will allow A&H to move forward with a reinvigo rated master plan and continued growth. She said the organization the idea of complying with Val des additional amendment. Its a perfect match for our goals and the citys goals, she said. Shepard said the intent of the current proposed amendment is solid, but that leading up to the next meeting will be made air tight as far as legality. This, he said, will include eliminating some of its vagueness including it comes to adding a new space to display art. Schieferdecker said he remains self in the past year and deserves the long-term lease with the city to continue growing and thriv ing, and he said he supports the amendment if it will help do so. Its obvious to me that the best organization to continue moving our Art Center forward is A&H Its time to get behind them and help them be all they can be. 01 Remington 870 Express 20ga ($450) 02 Remington 870 Sportsman 12ga ($500) 03 Remington 597 22LR ($250) 04 Ruger Hawkeye .243 Win ($859) 05 Mossberg 4x4 270 Win ($500) 06 Mossberg 500 12ga ($460) 07 Mossberg 500 Bantam 20ga ($460) 08 Mossberg 500 12ga ($400) 09 Mossberg 930 12ga ($570) 10 Mossberg ATR 270 Win ($470) 11 Marlin 336 3030 ($500) 12 H&R Sportster 22LR ($210) 13 H&R Slug Hunter 12ga ($350) 14 Thompson Center Venture 3006 ($560) 15 Thompson Center Omega 50 cal ($400) 16 Remington 700 3006 ($800) 17 CZ 455 American 22LR ($430) 18 Savage II Trophy Hunter 308 Win ($675) 19 Savage 64R 22LR ($225) 20 Savage Axis 308 Win ($425) 21 Savage MKII 22LR ($370) 22 Savage 93 17 HMR ($320) 23 Tikka T3 308 Win ($700) 24 Henry Lever 22LR ($335) 25 Ruger 77/22 22LR ($829) 26 Ruger M77 3006 ($800) 27 Ruger 10/22 22 LR ($270) 28 Remington 700 3006 ($800) 29 Savage MKII 22LR ($490) 30 Thompson Center Venture 270 Win ($520) 31 Mossberg 500 12ga ($450) 32 Mossberg 702 22LR ($220) 33 Mossberg ATR 243 Win ($400) 34 Weatherby Vanguard 7mm-08 ($600) 35 Ruger HM77R 300 Win Mag ($850) 36 Ruger SR22R 22LR ($630) 37 Tikka T3 Hunter 300 Win Mag ($730) 38 Beretta AL391 Urika 12ga ($1,100) 39 Henry Goldenboy 22LR ($500) 40 Henry 22Mag ($540) Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center Angela Mazza, DO 2415 N. Orange Ave, Suite 502 Orlando, FL 32804Effective September 28, 2012, Dr. Angela Mazza, will no longer practice at Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center located at 2415 N. Orange Ave, Suite 502, Orlando, FL 32804. To ensure continuity of care until we hire a new physician, Dr. Madhu Banda, Dr. Ramon Urdaneta and Dr. Richard Pratley will provide care for Dr. Mazzas patients at the same location. Diabetes & Endocrine Center. To schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians, please call 407.303.2801. Notice to Patients Celebrating bacon PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will celebrate International Bacon Day with Ba con Bash noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The day will feature chocolate-covered bacon, above. COUNCIL | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 8 Dining at Ruths Chris Steak House or Mitchells Fish Market is an experience that satisfies anyones palate. From the savory, sizzling prime steaks to their fresh sustainable seafood cuisine, Ruths Hospitality Group, Inc., offers a high-quality, memorable dining experience to every patron. But behind their greatcuisine, Ruths Hospitality Group has a rich history of business excellence and commitment to community involvement. For these reasons, the City of WinterPark Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) has selected Ruths Hospitality Group to receive the City of Winter Park Business Recognition Award for the third quarter of 2012. The Ruths Chris Steak House legacy began when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home for $22,000 to purchase Chris Steak House, a 60-seat restaurant located in New Orleans. Ruth worked and lived by the mantra, "Do what you love, love what you do." She had the reputation of being a driven, hard-working person that never met a challenge not worth overcoming and was successful because of her strong work ethic and an ability to understand her guests. Nearly 50 years later, success continues to be fueled by the commitment to Ruths core values: deliver superior quality food, offer the most hospitable service, and share a genuine affection for everyone who truly enjoys the experience of dining with other people. Today, Ruths Hospitality Group is a leading restaurant company focused exclusively on the upscale dining segment. The company owns Ruths Chris Steak House, Mitchells Fish Market, Mitchells Steakhouse and Camerons Steakhouse concepts. There are 135 Ruths ChrisSteak House restaurants including international locations in Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, Aruba and Canada. Domestically, there are 19 Mitchells Fish Markets, two Mitchells Steakhouses and one Camerons Steakhouse. In 2011, Ruths Hospitality Group moved their corporate headquarters toWinter Park and were the first recipients of the citys Targeted Industry Enhancement (TIE) program. The move resulted in the lease and improvement of over 20,000 square feet of vacant office property and addition of almost100high-wage jobs. In addition, the Ruths Chris Steak House and MitchellsFishMarket located in Winter Park employ over 150individuals who provide superior customer service and hospitality. Beyond the economic impact, Ruths Hospitality Group has also had a positive socialimpact. They have sponsored three Habitat for Humanityhomes in Winter Park, helping to provideover 1,000 community service hours for area high school students as well as home ownership for needy families. The company also sponsored the 2011 Winterin the Park holiday ice skating rink which relies upon the support of generous sponsors. In the past year, Ruths Hospitality Group has shown true commitment to the development of our WinterPark community and to the vitality of the citys business climate. The EDAB would like to congratulate Ruths Hospitality Group and thank them for enhancing our community with positive exposure and public service. For more information about the City of WinterParks Business Recognition Program or to download a nomination form, please visit the citys official websiteat cityofwinterpark.org and click onDepartments > Economic Development/CRA > Business Recognition Award. 460 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park Village M-Th11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. F&S11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sun11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. mitchellsfishmarket.com 610 North Orlando Avenue Winter Park Village M-S5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lounge4:30 p.m. ruthschris.com great food great neighborsRuths Hospitality Group, Inc. the gardens held for much of its re cent history. The land the Grove will be built on, she said, was used for many years as a dumping ground for the city. Restoring this reclaimed land, along with the wetlands border ing the area, is an ongoing process to bring the gardens back to their natural beauty. Its putting this reclaimed land to good use, Hasenau said. The city is getting in on the Grove project too, with Mayor Ken Bradley speaking at the ground breaking, and John Holland, direc tor of Parks and Recreation, serving as a liaison between the city and Mead as the project continues. I think everyone, the whole community, is really excited that Waldron said. MEAD | Pavilion should open in November C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The rst performance at The Grove at Mead Botanical Garden by the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra is scheduled for Dec. 9. Construction of the stage should be complete in November. To learn more about the FYSO and its programs and concert events, visit fsyo.org. For more information about continuing restoration efforts at Mead Botanical Garden, including the construction of the Grove performing arts venue, visit meadgarden.org PHOTO COURTESY OF MEAD BOTANICAL GARDEN The Grove at Mead Botanical Garden will be a 40-foot by 60-foot concrete venue home to the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Page 9 Successful City Hall grand re-opening! Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the grand reopening of our newly renovated City Hall this past Monday after noon. It was heartwarming to see many of our former mayors, city commissioners, residents, busi gether to celebrate with us. If you were unable to stop by to enjoy the grand re-opening festivities, please feel free to come anytime during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to see all of the upgrades and improvements we have made to serve you better. I hope you enjoy our new beauti ful landscaping and welcoming environment as you conduct city business. Welcome to City Hall! Aug. 27 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting Aug. 27. Below are a few highlights of decisions made: Mayors Report Ruths Hospitality Group as the recipient for the citys Business Recognition Award. sented declaring Sept. 6 as Rollins College Changemaker Campus Day in the City of Winter Park. ed declaring Aug. 27 as Valencia College Day in the City of Winter Park. for the following boards were ap proved: and Sustainability Board (alternate) (move regular member to alter nate) Action Items Requiring Discussion 666 Nicolet Ave. to provide storm was approved. was tabled. budget were discussed and will come forward at the two budget public hearings scheduled for the upcoming City Commission meetings Monday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 24. was awarded the construction of the Fleet Peeples Park Restroom Project and funding was ap proved. Public Hearings Heartwood 20, LLC, were ap proved: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Ar ticle I, Comprehensive Plan in as to add a new policy increas ing the residential density for and limited to the property at 444 W. as residential units. nance: Amending Chapter 58, Land Development Code, Ar ticle III, Zoning Section 58-75 Commercial (C-2) District so as to increase the residential density for and limited to the property at formance with the Comprehen sive Plan. Mi Tomatina Restaurant was ap proved: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code Ar ticle III, Zoning Regulations ing Regulations to expand the sion District to include the res taurant property at 433 W. New 59-seat expansion to that restau rant. New Hope Baptist Church was tabled: construct and operate a childrens day care facility on the church property at 274 N. Capen Ave. nance regarding annexation of 656 dinance regarding annexation of SunTrust Bank was approved: extend their approval for one ad ditional year at 301 W. New York Ave. City of Winter Park was tabled: nance Amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code Ar Regulations Division 6, Tree Preservation and Protection the Qualifying Targeted Industry (QTI) Grant was approved. amending Section 62-77 of the Code and adding new Section 6279, to promote public peace and order in single-family home resi dential areas was approved. Visit CityofWinterPark.org LAST CHANCE FOR THE GOOD LIFE!rffnf tffbff bbfbffbf fffb fbfffbf ftbfbrfShea Homes at Victoria Gardens is selling out with less than 20 home sites left! TrilogyLife.com/FL | 877.292.4511Discover the ultimate 55+ community: fb ff ffff f tfrbt f bftbfbbfffffffffffbffffb tbffbffffffbrfbbbnftfrfnftfrf frfnftfbfrfffffbffffrf ffbbfbfbffbbbfrfbfffffffrbnffrf bffbffff Tour Our Resort Community and Get a $25 American Express Gift Card If You Bring This Ad In. In charming DeLand, off I-4 exit 116 VG_MaitlandObserver_072612.indd 1 7/24/12 6:54 AM Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE WPHA FIVE YEAR PLAN MODIFICATIONSHOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA COMMENT PERIOD AUGUST 25, 2012 TO OCTOBER 9, 2012In accordance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA), published by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Housing Authority of the City of Winter Park, Florida, commonly referred to as the Winter Park Housing Authority or WPHA, is providing Notice of a Public Comment Period and Public Hearing during which comments will be accepted by the Board of Commissioners pertaining to the following items: Proposed revisions to the Five-Year Plan goals and/or objectives for FYs 20102014 Revisions and additions to the Five Year Capital Fund Program (CFP) Proposed revisions to Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) Notice of a Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. to be held at the Hinckley Community Center, Tranquil Terrace, 845 West Swoope Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. commencing Friday, August 24, 2012 at the address listed below between the accepted until 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

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Page 10 of Maitland will dedicate the new ly completed Maitland City Hall located at 1776 Independence Lane. With a ceremony scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. at the front door of the new icon of down town Maitland, city dignitaries grand opening ribbon and wel come residents and guests into the impressive new public building. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, who will preside over the festivi ties on Thursday, has stated, It Maitlands history, but it will pro vide an appropriate cornerstone on which to build our down town. This, the newest of Maitlands downtown structures, is three stories tall, encompasses 24,000 tions in design and technology. The City Hall grand opening marks the completion of a sevenyear, three-phase process that be gan when funding for the project originated in July 2005. It was at Bonds approved by a voter ref erendum were issued by the city to provide funding necessary for a new police station located on Fennel Street, a new Fire Station located on Packwood Avenue and City Hall located on Indepen dence Lane. With the completion of City Hall, all general city service divi sions are able to be available to residents under one roof. Previ ously, residents would have to tions in the city to access services. All are welcome to attend the grand opening festivities on Thursday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Following the grand opening ribbon cutting, guests will have an opportunity to hear city and local dignitaries speak and tours of the new facility will be available. Chuck Jordan Leisure Services director City Council Meeting of Aug. 27 The Maitland City Council met on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 10. Special Presentations: McGovern received a Retirement Resolution in appreciation of his 26 years of service as a member of the Fire Rescue Department. Sandy Bonus who worked so gen Camp a success Vice Mayor Bonus on behalf of the Maitland Mens Club for their compassion and commitment to Maitland in establishing the Love Pantries at our Maitland Schools presented an update on their downtown project and answered Consent: were approved as presented. Summary CH 2012-8 to the City Hall contract with WhartonSmith. support of the construction of Quiet Zones throughout the Sun Rail corridor in Central Florida as a part of the SunRail project. a total cost of $484,725. $113,000 from the General Fund balance to the line item for Legal gram budget. to negotiate a contract not to ex ceed $42,000 with Hylant Group for agent of record services for group health and other employee Decisions: would keep the same rate of $7.25 month for environmental storm water utility fees. interest accruals for advances made to the CRA. other options to reduce the FY 13 budget and bring back to the Sept. 10 meeting for further discussion dustry Tax Refund Program ap plication by Ravago Americas, LLC, including a commitment of $15,000 over a six-year payout pe riod, beginning FY 2015. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit www.itsmymait land.com 5th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, September 6 5:30 7:30 p.m. Save the date to mark this momentous occasion with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and friends. Enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. Admission is free. Please RSVP at www.winterpark.org Presented by AAA Vince & Ruth Arch authenticWEB Community Based Care of Central Florida DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory Financial Harvest Wealth Advisors Florida Hospital Hospice Care Gary Munson Heating & A/C Service Hannibal Square Community Land Trust, Inc. HMS Certified Public Accountants, P.A. ITN Orlando Kimberly Roberts, AP, LMT, LLC Grace Merifield Orlando Orthopaedic Center Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida Sequoia Financial Group, LLC Servpro of Winter Park The Meat House Walgreens Winter Park Harvest Festival Allergy & Asthma Associates of Central Florida Aloma Bowl Billings, Morgan, & Boatwright, LLC Centennial Bank Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown Diane Goll Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida Sandra Cash Jones James B. Madison, M.D. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society m e i civil Savannah Courts & Cottage of Oviedo The Lofts of Winter Park Visiting Angels of Orlando/ Winter Park Orange County Clerk of the Courts Florida Community Bank Maitland Art and History Association Park Avenue Dentistry Regents Park of Winter Park Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. Seminole Offi ce Solutions Nancy Bagby Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Orange County Tax Collector Slocum Platts / Architects P.A. Michael Abufaris, D.D.S. Marlowe and Weatherford, P.A. Martin M. Prague, CPA C. Brenner, Inc. C & S Press, Inc. Kane & Associates Compass Investment Properties, Inc. Park East & Park Knowles Apartments Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Come to the City Hall grand opening Aug. 30 (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.w w w .oldhar bor f inancial .c om Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Mon t h CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN ORLANDODATES ................ Friday, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 TIME ................. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LOCATION ............ 8009 So. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809Lunch and snacks will be provided Please pre-register by calling: Volunteer Specialist Diane Klebanow (407) 206-2273 Volunteer Manager Lisa Gray (352) 742-6806 Or call toll-free (888) 728-6234

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Page 11 AUG. 30 The grand opening of the new Maitland City Hall is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thurs day, Aug. 30. Join JFS Orlando for an evening focus ing on hopes and passions from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave. Individual tickets are $30 and include a beverage and light dinner. Sponsorship opportu nities start at $300. To learn more, visit jfsorlando.org or call 407-644-7593, ex tension 227. AUG. 31 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the Joe Landry play Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play from Aug. 31-Sept. 17. Show times are 8 p.m. Mon days, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 407-920-4034. SEPT. 1 Art on the Green is back for 2012, dis playing the works of eight sculptors in Central Park and on the lawn of Win ter Park City Hall. The exhibition can be viewed during park hours from Sept. 1 to March 1. A family-friendly opening cel ebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, in front of Winter Park City Hall. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. Mi Tomatinas Executive Chef Jose Ba ranenko will offer a complimentary threehour demonstration and sampling of his Pollo Al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas and Zucchini Soup recipes from noon to 3 p.m. on Sat urday, Sept. 1, at Williams-Sonoma, 142 S. Park Ave., Winter Park. Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will celebrate International Bacon Day with Bacon Bash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. One lucky Facebook fan will win one slice of bacon per week for a year. Peterbrooke is at 300 S. Park Ave. Enzian Theater will present The Sleep ing Beauty a Bolshoi ballet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Its $17.50 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The theater is at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Pur chase tickets at Enzians box ofce or Enzian.org The Polasek Gardens will host Tai Chi sessions every Saturday in September from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. regard less of weather. The classes will be in the sculpture gardens and are open for beginners and experienced practitioners. The classes cost $10 per session or $50 for the series for non-members and $8 per session or $40 for the series for mu seum members. Visit polasek.org or call 407-647-6294. SEPT. 2 Music at the Casa hosts a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. For more information visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ex tension 3. SEPT. 3 On Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, Winter Park and Maitland city ofces will be closed. SEPT. 4 The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Todd Mecklenborg, a Fish and Wildlife Biologist, will discuss the Status of Floridas Conservation of Plants and Plant Communities. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available prior to the event. SEPT. 6 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host the Winter Park Welcome Center Fifth Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The event will be held at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve visit winterpark.org The Winter Park Institute at Rollins Col lege will host New York Times and Pu litzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thurs day, Sept. 6, at the Alfond Sports Center, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Kristof will discuss the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. The event is free. Visit facebook.com/kristof SEPT. 7 Florida Opera Theatre presents Opera in the Park, an opera concert series to be held at the Winter Park Wedding Chapel. Baritone Kenneth Stavert will perform on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Single concert tickets are $20 each or tickets to the entire series are available at $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Visit FLOperaTheatre.org There will be a Photo History and Doc umentary of Winter Park to celebrate the citys 125 anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the University Club of Winter Park. Baldwin Parks First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll is Friday, Sept. 7. Information will be updated on the events Facebook page. If you or your company would like to participate in First Friday please contact BOOM Mar keting & Events at 407-923-3849 or brett@consultboom.com Date night at Leu Gardens featuring Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol is Friday, Sept. 7. Admission is free for Leu members, $5 plus tax for adults and $2 plus tax for children. Weather permitting, the gardens will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Mark Romeo and the Rat Pack Orches tra will be appearing Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Abbey in his show, Return to Romance. Proceeds will fund Parkinsons research. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per per son or $80 for two. Visit TicketWeb.com or call 866-468-7630. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Calendar WOMANS CLUB OF WINTER PARK WELCOMES NEW MEMBERSYou are invited to come to the Membership Tea on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. to meet members and learn about our programs. 419 South Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park RSVP 407-644-2237 http://www.womansclubofwinterpark.com r f nt b r f ntn b r n r t n r t r fnt b f f n f f fn f fn n r fb n r t b nf f f b W e c a rr y br as in ENT IRE P U RCH ASE I NL a B e lla B o utiq u e ENT IRE PURCHAS E I N OFF *** LABOR DAYCLEARANCESALEBUY 2 BRAS, GET 1 FREE*Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1 THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, AUG. 30 SEPT. 1 WE CARRY: NALLY & MILLIE, JOSEPH RIBKOFF, SIMON SEBBAG, WALTER, ISOLA SHOES *complimentary bra of equal or lesser value ***excludes sale items 411 W N e w E n g l a n d A v e W i n t e r P a rk, F L 32789 407-790-7820 www .labellaintimates.com W e c a rr y br as in bands 30 to 50, and cup siz es A through KIS Y O UR BRA UNCOMFOR T A BLE?Does y o ur br east tissue spill o v er the cups? Ha v e y o u gained or lost mor e than 10 pounds? Do y o ur br easts sag in y o ur br a? *complimentary br a of equal or lesser v a lue **excludes new arri v a ls and panties ***excludes sale items Opening AUG. 31: Watercolor Exhibition The 41st Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition will be held at the Men nello Museum of Art from Aug. 31 to Nov. 25. The display will feature 100 paint ings (pictured is Susanna Spanns Dars Bar) by Floridas top watercolor artists. The museum is located at 900 E. Princeton St. Visit oridawatercolorsociety.org

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Page 12 Lifestyles IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com home, lift up a few items and its likely youll see Made in Chi na punched into the plastic of your alarm clock or stamped on a sticker on the bottom of your lamp. That television, computer and cell phone you use daily probably came from the same place. Its not easy and in some American-made goods to use in place of those made mostly in Southeast Asia. But some local stores are making it a little easier to stock up on made-in-the-USA products, and owners say its be cause of customer demand. More and more customers are asking, in fact demanding, Amer ican made, said Linda Semmler, Winter Park. It makes sense to carry as much as we can, not only American made, but local. in home decorating goods, car ries paintings by local artists, bags from Maine and home ac focuses on stocking items that are reclaimed, recycled and sustain able. She said customers come in just because she has Americanmade products, and others are surprised when that stamp says USA rather than China. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Floridas tiveness, said anytime theres a recession and an economy is struggling to grow, nationalism develops and people want to support domestic products more. While in theory it would have a greater impact on the economy to buy local, it just doesnt happen enough. And Winter Parks stores arent the norm. Theyre an exception rather than the rule, Snaith said. This is a trend that has come in and out of fashion numerous times over the years, and if it was a long-standing phenomenon we wouldnt be talking about it. homemade for every $1 that U.S. manufacturers spend, an other $1.40 of economic activity is created, according to American Made Matters. Buying local puts more dollars back into the com munity versus buying from big box national retailers. Semmler said she thinks the increase in demand for local products is due portant where they spend their money theyre becoming so buying local. Youre making the money move in a much smaller circle, Semmler said. more, and thats why many con sumers go for imports. Theres a the mom-and-pop stores close up shop, Snaith said. Its a luxury not everyone can Scott Sturgill, who owns Dura ble Safety Products in Longwood, said hed love to go Americanmade for his business manufac turing, but it costs 3.5 times more. American-made, but cant justify the cost when they hear it. At the end of the day the customer determines the price, Sturgill said. But there are still busi ness owners who can take that leap, especially when it comes to smaller retailers and online stores. An Internet search gets few Winter Park stores choose to carry local items. Sandra Lomowski, who owns Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens in Winter Park, said its selling American. Many of her beds, which shes been selling for 25 years, are guaranteed for two generations, and theres never a time where the construction is in Theyre craftsmen, she said. They stand behind their prod uct. Its especially important for Semmler to know where her products come from. If theyre imports she makes sure theyre fair trade, and she knows all of her American-made manufactur ers. She knows where the prod ucts come from, how the people who created them were treated, and if its environmentally safe. Theres less of an environmental impact in shipping just because its not coming from the other side of the world. She said it feels great to show people what shes got on her shelves. Its so important to be proud of what you do, Semmler said. Its also all about support ing each other. Local business owners said they love shopping in their own towns. At TJs Sea Tim Shepardson does most of his shopping at local farms. His menu is based on whats in sea son. He said that at any time, 70 to 80 percent of the ingredients he serves were purchased locally. Many times, the gator tail on your plate at dinner came from his trip to the farm that morning. To him, its all about experiencing meet when shopping for food. Its all about taking care of each other, Shepardson said. Youre growing the neighbor hood. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Sandra Lomowski, top, who owns Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens in Winter Park, said its the quality that she loves about selling American products. Allan Semmler, above, who owns Earth Inspired Living with wife Linda, shows off some of their domestic products. Many businesses carry more local and American-made items to please customers BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff FAST FACT: Labor Day is an American federal holiday observed on the rst Monday in September (Monday, Sept. 3) that pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many. There are lots of places in Winter Park to shop for local and American-made items, including Earth Inspired Living, Classic Iron Beds and Designer Linens, The Doggie Door, DeVanes, Ace Metric Cycles, Downeast and Blue Door Denim Shoppe. American made

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Page 13 The best way to know that you are going to get great food restaurant where the chef is also the owner. Such is the case with the wonderful-in-every-way in Maitland. Named for (another good indicator) Francesco Aiello, who comes to us from Palermo, Sicily, the restaurant is truly his passion. Chef Francesco is there from 9 a.m. to late each evening, personally plating each entre ously adores him. And I am happy to report that I adored everything I tasted from this extensive and very Italian menu. Francesco came by his love of cooking having begun at an early age watching his father, a pastry chef, cook at home. He attended the Istituto Alberghiero culinary school in Palermo where he risotto. And now his new restaurant Francescos is adding luster to the growing restaurant row Avenue (U.S. Highway 17-92) in Maitland. Before I get to the food, however, I have to comment on the taste with which this beauti ful restaurant is designed. The look is straight out of Tuscany, with high ceilings, massive hang ing beams, whitened brick walls, heavy dark woods and a mix of chandeliers that range from cop per buckets to drop crystal. Seat ing is a choice between booths, tables and an open kitchen with bar seating that places you just inches from all that is happening in the kitchen. The design details experience without raising the Gamberoni Siciliana a beauti ful sampling of fresh shrimp in a perfect cream sauce of olive oil, garlic, capers, cherry tomatoes double-duty when you use this wish-it-had-gone-on-forever sauce for dipping. As an egg Parmigiana and was more than delighted with the sliced egg plant baked to perfection with no breading). Glory hallelujah. The pastas are fun here, not only because they are made fresh, by hand and in-house (and yes, freshness does even in boiled pasta) but because we are invited to choose our own pasta and our own sauce (of which there are six to choose from). We chose a heavenly blend of linguine with little neck clams. And experienced Chef Fran cescos true artistry shows, as the linguine was perfectly al dente but also infused throughout with the taste of the clams. Because Chef Francesco is Salmon Bruschetta, which, as its name implies, covers a lovely piece of salmon with the classic toes, basil, garlic, onions and a reduction of balsamic vinegar. Both delicious and light, the por tion was fortunately large enough to share, and as our lovely server Jennifer reminded us, Sharing is caring. was being prepared while we were there, and the restaurant does an enviable business of takein front of you in a wood-burning oven. Francescos is very much a family restaurant, we saved room in an Italian restaurant for dessert! Francesco has imported his father and mother to create all of the desserts by hand, and the menu proudly states that the pastries, baked in house. And they are, chocolate chips and decorated with cinnamon. The Cannoli, with its lovingly made-by-hand ricotta and chocolate chips, and the gelato (ice cream) is so fresh treasured for all the love that has been brought here to our little Country. So, dear readers, it is no sur prise to you that this restaurant comes highly recommended. Watch of a series of wine-pairing din ners being planned for the fall. I will certainly be there for that series of wonderfulness. And if youve read this far, tell your server Josh sent me, and house wine with each entre. 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Bahia Shriners of Orlando has partnered with Mosquito Creek Outdoors along with other local vendors. The expo is a family friendly event on hunting, shing, boating, shooting, camping and hiking or just enjoying the outdoors. For your con venience food and refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Net proceeds from this event are for the benet of Bahia Shriners facilities and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Call 407-660-8811. SEPT. 3 The kids are off school so have some fun in the sun on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3. SEPT. 10 The Art & History Museums Mai tland presents classes and work shops for children and adults begin ning on Sept. 10, including painting, drawing, stained glass, jewelry and pottery. Register at ArtandHistory.org, by phone at 407-539-2181, extension 265, or in person at 231 W. 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Page 14 Opinions My lack of desire to attend any of my own high school class reunions was not lost on me as I anxiously awaited the Winter Park High School Get Together Friday evening. I think some of it was surely the enthusiasm I saw from the growing list of attendees on Facebook. They were reliving best high school memories while encouraging others to attend, high school reunions and social media now as perfectly matched as the head cheerleader and the But, too, at some point in life, you hear yourself saying things to younger people that sound an awful lot like things once said to you. That makes such gatherings that much sweeter. Bruce Corn, the events initiator, was already among my friends on Facebook. He envisioned a small get together at Dexters, but the enthusiasm it met led to ever increasing numbers of planned attendees, nation with not just Dexters, but and with the city. The small get together grew and grew, until it became a street party. I talked to Bruce on Friday night as he estimated a total crowd of 400 attendees. Posts on Facebook in following days, including Bruce Corn for Presi dent, were as common as the positive, appreciative comments I heard toward him that evening. Its just something I orga the community together. Win ter Park High School is a great school, he said. Great people. Weve got a bunch of outstanding members of the community, and I really wanted to do it to keep in touch, network, really make a High School graduates, but open to all, has now been established to do positive things in the com munity, he said, adding, Big high school. Big aspirations. We want to give back. The whole reason I put it together, I happen to enjoy watching other people connect. If you look at their faces when they see someone they havent seen in 20 years, theyre looking at their nametag, and theyre hugging each other. Its really cool seeing people connect again, he said. I asked what his fondest memory of high school was and he responded, Im in business and whenever I have challenges in my life, whether personal or business, I always remember my wrestling coach his name is Johnny Rouse saying, no pain, no gain, you pass out before you die. Whenever Ive thought him saying no pain, no gain, you pass out before you die. Walking among attendees it was not uncommon to see hugs, cell phones lighting up as the skies darkened and photos or contact information being shared. There was laughing lots of it. I heard stories about Burst girls and Battaglia boys, which were lost on me, but no doubt a wonderful memory for sisters it. I heard about Julie Fishers married couple to both travel into space in the s. troduced me to his friend Cactus Jack (aka Jim Stanley) who now travels the southeast with a new band, Cactus Jack & The Cadil lacs, but was a founding member of Maitland Florida) in the early s. His band played for us in high school all the time, Willy said. Cactus Jack proceeds to tell me about his love of s and s rock music, I mean Im talking about the music from the middle s to the end of the s. Im talking about the classic rock, the City Band to others to test their popularity and everyone knew them and had a story, another catalyst of transport back to that time and place casually referred to as high school. Shortly before I left, I noticed attempting to hang a banner on a signpost on the sidewalk. The attempt was falling short, but she only withdrew to regroup to try anew. I asked her if she needed any help, but she assured me she was good. She tells me its the Hall of Fame banner she received for being an All-Amer ican on the WPHS swim team. She went on to the University of Florida and was to compete in U.S. boycott prevented it. I left wondering a bit more about what my own classmates have been up to over the years. Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve. com and LUVMyRate.com. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Film documents Floridas poets of Central Florida has been supporting Have You Not Hard of Floryda? the from Tallahassee to Miami reading their work and discussing how they write and how the Sunshine State shapes their art. In addition to reading their own poems, each poet also reads a classic work from the states past. Those classics include poems Walt Whitman, Marjory Stoneman Doug las, Allen Ginsberg, Wallace Stevens and songs and Seminole songs. United States Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, observed, It should come as no surprise that poets who happen to live in the same state can exhibit an excit ing range of styles and sensibilities. The real surprise here is the intimate look the videos provide of poets, usually at home, talking freely about their craft and reading their poems not to a public audience, but to themselves and you. professor of literature at Rollins College This project is the most comprehensive visual introduction to Florida poets and poetry that has ever been attempted. It 2013. The poets included range from Phil Deaver, Carol Frost and Campbell Mc Skellings, the St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke, cracker cowboy poet Doyle Rigdon, and the Seminole Tribes Poet Laureate, Moses Jumper Jr. In addition to the two-disk edition, a short introduction to the project for book clubs will be available in a special Book Mary Anne Hodel, library director and tem, has called the book club edition, A must-see for anyone remotely interested in the poets who capture and bring to life Filmed and edited by award-winning Florida technical director Bill Dudley, both the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Humanities Council and the Angel Alley Press at Rollins College. Later in the fall, more information will be available at Flori daPoetsProject.com Nick Leo Vice president of communications English-Speaking Union of Central Florida Mascot Games brings cheer to Maitlands New Hope for Kids Last month, the 20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games were the starring attraction thousands of area families and children as one of the summers most fun and inexpensive attractions. Most tickets were either complimentary or were available for come a long way from their opening day in the now-retired Tinker Field. In 1992, the beloved mascot of the and Childrens Wish Foundation (later tive Director Joel Jones put their heads Games, said Rosie Wilder, director of The inaugural games were held at Tinker Field (where the Rays played minor league ball) with about 40 mascots participat Florida day, the mascots were a wet-andtumble group after a downpour sent them running for cover under the bleachers! Spectators spirits were not dampened as they followed the Mascots, who signed autographs for all the adoring children. Two decades later, the Central Florida Sports Commission has helped to build the attendance to more than 2,000 strong, with three weekend performances held in atmosphere accompanied the 2012 Ce lebrity Mascot Games with Radio Disney blanketing the arena entrance with live music, and ticket holders of all ages jam ming together in anticipation of coming events. Though the Celebrity Mascot Games hosts a special preview for the families they serve in Central Florida, in both their Grief and Wish programs. The 20th Annual Meet & Greet held at the Lake Mary Marriott on July 19 was a huge suc teams all over the country posed for pic tures and signed autographs, delighting hundreds of kids and parents alike. In addition to raising funds for hun dreds of children receiving grief support, as well as wish services at New Hope for in Central Florida, Wilder said. Wilder by two pioneers in the world of childrens entertainment and charitable events. the best part of the Mascot Games is hear ing the laughter of children all around me. Children who have lost their childhoods through medical conditions or loss, re capture their youth for a few hours when which is accompanied by an outpouring of screams and applause. The antics of Albert and Alberta Gator of the University of Florida gets the kids giggling, and pretty soon even the adults are cheering and dancing in their seats. Rhonda adds, No matter who wins the games, we know we are all winners children through the funds that are raised. pale in comparison to the sparkle in the childrens eyes! events visit newhopeforkids.org or call 407-331-3059 and ask for Rhonda. Pamela Ruben Orlando author pepperypress.com Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Towns Garden Center Towns Garden Center on Lake Howell Road carries a large assortment of succulents from Florida Cactus in Apopka, in addition to the other varieties of ora and fauna, which can thrive in your local garden. Visit www.townsgardencenter.com and/or www.oridacactus.com or call 407-733-8383. PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Lisa Lyle, right, enjoys the Winter Park High School Get Together in Hannibal Square on Friday night with alumnae Joanie Stoddard, left, and sisters Laura and Kim Burst. Mates for all time

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Page 15 small-business owners. Because smaller cial resources to weather dry periods as business shows signs of slowing down. With the U.S. econo my recovering from the recent recession, the time for action is at hand for many small businesses. As a business own er, you have a choice in terms of how you view a slowdown. It can either be a time of frustration, stress and panic or you can approach the situ ation as an opportunity to upgrade your business processes and put new initiatives weather the downturn, and position your economy fully recovers. In the past few years, many small companies cut areas that are considered non-essential because they may not have a Although cutting is an easy way to save money, many experts agree that slashing items that are commonly targeted when business is sluggish such as advertising, employee training and business travel is precisely the opposite of what a company should do during slow periods. The key to making budget cuts is to carefully evaluate each area of your busi ness and indentify those that are not as re-evaluate your association memberships and your suppliers of business services. Bringing in new business marketing budget during slow periods, it marketing program to generate better or more targeted results. You can start by revisiting your marking plan and adding new initiatives to help bring in business. Here are some things to consider: attracting new customers than retaining their existing ones. A business slowdown is a great time to get in touch with exist have and to remind them of your capabili ties. new prospects. Consider targeting pro free sample of your product or service. customer base and ask them about the big of business. Compile their answers and prepare a brief report on the results. You Making the most of your cash ow your business. Focus on these areas: by streamlining your systems for collecting payments with merchant services, remote deposit, lockbox and other treasury man agement services. vices to reduce the time and costs involved with paying your bills, as well as online payroll services to make tax payments business money market account or busi you can access in case of a cash crisis. can help you make better business deci sions. Position yourself for protability While economic cycles and business slowdowns might be inevitable, they dont have to lead to doom and gloom for your business. Use the slow periods as an opportunity to make improvements in the way you manage your business. Doing so will help you weather the stormy economic condi tions, and youll be well positioned for tions turn brighter. Shay Harold is the Central Florida business banking manager for PNC Bank. He can be reached at 407428-3067or at Shay.Harold@pnc.com Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! While waiting to see what President elucidate his profound thinking, I toy with the baseless suspicion that the next presidential election might not come on schedule. The Chicago crowd that gave and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojev ich may be thinking of ways to outdo itself in surprises. The biggest surprise, of course, would be if the U.S. election did not take place on time. I have no doubt appeared either advantageous or neces sary to his ambitions. If he senses that he is not going to remain in the White House by vote, would you be surprised if he thinks up some way or another to install himself as a semi-permanent guest? that a bad poll can give him indigestion. After all, this president has never focused much on issues and has made character assassination his tool of the day. Lets the premises if he did not accomplish all only not accountable but is no count, this land, why did we choose him? Adjusting laws A great many of the new and adjust ed laws to govern us these days have, it seems, been generated by the executive branch and have had no truck with any legislative endorsement at all. There are lots of names to call this kind of shenani gans, and most of them would probably not please the White House. How can we trust him? was meeting with the then-president of Russia and was overheard on a live mi crophone saying, This is my last election. ity. How about letting the American pub lic in on your private chats, Barack? How Wheres the evidence? come so many Americans are not work ing? Another year, another trillion is also opine that White House leaks are getting military personnel killed. Whos beneting? Petrobras know that name? That is istration for deepwater oil drilling. Its the oil company who has a big investor named, guess who? George Soros the 2008 presidential campaign, along with other progressive candidates. And who progressive candidates. Meanwhile, the moratorium has been lifted in the Cass Sunstein, is making it impossible for the American companies to get drill ing permits because of new, excessive regulations. Theres more! The Bureau of bras permit to deepwater drill in the gulf. Coincidence? Dont be naive! As of April, only two American companies had been allowed permits. And now for the dismal nale of his speeches, Under my plan of a cap and trade system, gas and electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket? Believe About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) I am of two minds when it comes to historical-based. I see America as part of a continuum that stretches back 2,500 years to Greece. We are part of a Western individual to assert his rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) and to emancipate himself from the tyranny of either church or state (nation or tyrant). I do feel a pride in our accomplish ments. From a historical perspective, however, America was created out of a Jim Crow laws) and genocide of Native Americans. That is fact. Yet, for 200 years that all Americans may freely participate in our democracy and prosper from the fruits of their own labor. This has been a wrenchingly tough slog, particularly for Americas oppressed (minorities, women ished business remains. ing lasts forever. This includes nations, governments, even people. America has had a great ride, historically speaking. We (white people) were fortunate that incredible natural resources of fertile land, bountiful water and phenomenal of deism, science and representative governance. Understand, of course, that what they established (the United States) being and limited participation in our democracy to white men with property. That is our history. white men eventually did achieve the right to vote. And after the Civil War, emancipated male slaves, too, achieved implemented and for the next 100 years it was much more a paper right than a real right. Is it not particularly per verse that our white ancestors gave the right to vote to emancipated male slaves decades before they considered women (their wives and daughters) worthy of that right? Weve arrived in 2012 a deeply divid tory of an evolving (expanding) democ racy. Yet, arguably, we are not evolving as a nation, as a people. Many Americans are reactionary when it comes to religion, imperialism, progressive governance and tance to change is understandable. All of us, to varying degrees, want certainty in our lives. Yet, historically through unfathomable or unrealistic (women vot ing, eight-hour work day, environmental protections, Medicare, etc.) became real ity because someone tilting at a windmill of injustice became many pursuing just that a better, more just America. Fits and starts. The Republicans are and what we are viewing is a reaction ary, last-gasp carnival of essentially older, whiter Americans who remember an America that never was and long for a future that will never be. They bark and bray about an America that has lost its way. But it is these Republicans who are on the wrong side of history. While I may dispassionately assess the state of America today (too reactionary, fright ened and insecure), I do not despair. The Republican vision will not prevail long-term. The Republican National Convention that has preceded yet another human start (step) forward. You may weep while watching, but do not lose hope. Buck-up, kiddos. 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 Fits and starts Barack-a-bye baby How small businesses can weather the economy SHAY HAROLD Guest Writer Shay Harold

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Page 32 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Winner Best Director, Sundance Film Festival THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Fri Mon 3:45, 6:30, 9:30 Tues Thurs 6:30, 9:30 Ballet on the Big Screen THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (BOLSHOI BALLET) Sat 11am Wednesday Night Pitcher Show FOOTLOOSE 8pm or Sunset FREE TUES-SAT 10:30-5:30/SUN 1:00 -4:00 All of September Visit Orlandos Magical Dining Month to indulge our palates in a month-long cel cated dining universe. The seventh annual run from Sept. 1-30 and will include more drens Ranch with $1 from every meal September, diners can choose from restau rants in locations all across Central Florida, from International Drive to Winter Park. A complete list of participating restaurants is Aug. 30 to Sept. 20 Photographer Bob Michaels at Seminole State The Art Gallery at Seminole State Col lege will open its 2012-2013 season with pher Bob Michaels. His work presents the lives and rituals of people from other cultures. His latest series, Cuba: People, was created from more than nine trips to Cuba since 2009. Attendees can meet Bob Michaels at the opening on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Gallery in Building G at 100 Weldon Blvd. in Sanford. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. Call 407-708-2040 or visit seminolestate. Aug. 31 to Nov. 25 Florida Watercolor Society at Mennello Museum The 41st Annual Florida Watercolor 31 to Nov. 25 at the Mennello Museum of Loch Haven Park. The exhibit, juried by Nicholas Simmons, will feature 100 of the best paintings by Floridas top watercolor artists. With more than 1,100 members, the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States. Planned to coincide with the FWS annual convention to be tioneers may participate in demonstrations ning artists and a tradeshow with vendors from across the United States. Awards will be presented at the gala dinner on Sept. 15. For more on the multi-talented artist and judge Nicholas Simmons, visit nicholas simmons.com. For more on the exhibit or ety.org or call 813-220-5800. Sept. 6 Eclectic Knights at the Orlando Museum of Art event, which falls on Sept. 6 this month. Hosted by the UCF Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter, this months exhibit feature works created by UCF alumni and faculty in a variety of media. We can vote on Best of Show as created by our fa performances, have a portrait done by Car icatures by Maria, or simply mingle with UCF artists and alumni. Live music will be provided by the Abel Avalos Trio and hibit From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Haven Park. Call 407-896-4231, extension Sept. 6-30 The REP opens its 10th anniversary season for families and young audiences will kick the musical The Paper Bag Princess. In performance from Sept. 6-30, Princess is based on the picture book of the same name by Robert Munsch. This musical for kidnapping a handsome prince on his burns up all the clothes in the palace, but trick the dragon and save her prince. In stead of being grateful for her bravery and the princess strange attire leading to some interesting reactions from our brave Loch Haven Park. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.com for more information. 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 407-5223906. Cuba: People at Seminole State


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