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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: 11-08-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Voters turned out early and often at Orange Countys 10 early voting sites, despite a bomb scare that shut down a precinct and reports of long lines at the polls. And Tuesday get-out-the-vote efforts were pushing to drive some of the 150,000 new registered vot ers in Central Florida to the polls. As a delivery driver handed him more stacks of absentee bal lots, Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles lamented that voters didnt have more days to vote early compared to 2008. It was almost impossible to reach that number, Cowles said about the 2008 election, when more than 20,000 more votes cast early compared to 2012. Voters had less early voting days this time around. If we had one more full day we could have maybe done it. In all, 127,583 voters more than a third of eligible voters cast their ballots early across Orange County, including 10,980 at the Winter Park Library alone. That particular precinct drew national attention after police were forced to shut it down and detonate two suspicious pack ages that were found outside the Library just before noon on Sat urday, Nov. 3. Mayor Ken Bradley said he came back from an out-of-town trip when the report went out, visiting the precinct while police investigated. electronics nor the black plasfound to be harmful after police detonated them. That shutdown led to an out cry from voters who demanded that the precinct be reopened the next day. That was not allowed under Floridas new early voting laws, which curtailed available early voting days from 14 to 8 and outlawed voting on the Sun day before Election Day, a popu lar organized voting day for pre dominantly black churches. A court order Sunday morning changed all that, opening the doors of the Winter Park precinct one more day for four hours to allow another 332 voters access to the polls. It seemed like it worked out well, Bradley said. Everybody was there to do their level-headed best. But there was a catch: The bal lots would be provisional, and subject to scrutiny before they Those with disabilities face an unemployment rate of 41 percent, four times the national average. Page 14Letters to the editor LifestylesA new endowment helps kids in need to participate in youth sports programs at the Winter Park YMCA.Page 10 ObituaryMerrilee Patterson Crain, vice president and board member of Turnstile Media Group, died Friday, Nov. 2.Page 2 CalendarThe Winter Park Concours DElegance car show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on Park Avenue. Page 9 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Naltrexone/Acamprosate for Alcohol2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.winterparkrecoverycenter.com 407-629-0413 Dentel upsets PlakonSalaries below par in MaitlandOrange voters brave bomb scare, long lines Maitland employees make about 8.7 percent below market averageSARAH WILSON Observer StaffKaren Castor Dentel smiled early Tuesday night, but it was out of nervousness. But as the election results rolled in and the election was all but called in her favor, the smiles were out of joy. The longtime Maitland teacher At press time Tuesday night, nearly 68,000 voters had cast their ballots and she commanded a 53 percent to 47 percent lead. This is all brand new to me, the presumptive winner of Florida House of Represen tatives District 30 said. Its not real to me yet. But the excitement in the room at SoNapa Grille in Mai tland seemed to say more than Dentel could. She had just beaten Republican Rep. Scott Plakon in a race where she had margin. She built on her friend ships, mother and former Florida Sen. Betty Castor said. She created her own campaign because people really trust her. Plakons campaign bus had become an oft-seen eye catcher on the roadways through Or ange and Seminole County dur ing the run up to his general election battle against the new comer Dentel. The Democrat challenger had drawn on the well-known political name that came from both her mother and her sister Florida Rep. Kathy Castor. Nu and police associations also en dorsed her. But it was her fam ily and friends that Betty Castor said supported her from the very start. Concerns over city workers compensation were quelled after the Maitland City Council voted to ees paychecks back up to par. This followed a salary survey last month that revealed employees were working for an average of 8.7 per cent below market average in 2012. The compensation and clas company Evergreen Solutions, re viewed the compensation levels city, comparing the results with those of 11 local target cities, in cluding Winter Park and Altamonte Springs, and nine additional target areas, including Orlando and Or -ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see VOTE on page 2 PHOTO BY STEVEN BARNHART THE OBSERVERFolks campaign outside the Winter Park Public Library during early voting on Friday. Please see ELECTION on page 3 Please see COUNCIL on page 3 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERKaren Castor Dentel celebrates her victory on Tuesday night at SoNapa Grille in Mait land. She inched out Rep. Scott Plakon for the State House of Representatives Seat 30. On the national stage, networks called the race for President Barack Obama at 11 p.m.

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New York Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Merrilee Patterson Crain, vice president and board member of Turnstile Media Group, publisher of the Winter Park-Maitland Ob server and Seminole Voice, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. of complications from cancer. She would have turned 70 on Nov. 27. Francis X. Farrell, president and CEO of Turnstile, said Merrilees passing leaves the company feeling a great sense of loss and an even greater sense of gratitude. Merrilee had a generous and direct way of sharing the things that concerned her as well as the things that pleased her, he said. While many have worried about testing new digital platforms or new marketing strategies, Mer rilee always remained interested, people and the families who sup port them. Turnstiles family mourns Merrilees passing with the rest of the Crain family, but the legacy of Merrilees caring way endures and strengthens us and the products we create. Merrilee was active in chari table, business and family activities. She served on the board of the Orlando Museum of Art, started the Gourmet Gala for the March of Dimes in Chicago, and was a board member of the Hubbard Street Dance Company and the Goodman Theatre. A woman of many talents and interests, Merrilee helped design the Crains Bermuda-style home in Windermere, Fla., and the which also publishes Golfweek and Professional Artist magazines. Husband Rance Crain is chairman of Turnstile and president of Crain Communications, publisher of Advertising Age and Automotive News. Merrilee was secretary and a board member for Crain. One of her proudest accomplishments was authoring a book on her Patterson family history fathers parents bought in 1919. The Craigville, Mass., cottage, which the family still owns, was bought for $4,025. She painted her rendition of the cottage for her book. Merrilee was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Providence, R.I. She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., where she graduated from New Trier High School. After attending The University of Illinois, she gradu ated from The Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked in the engineering department of IBM in Evanston, Ill. Merrilee met her husband in 1965 on a blind date arranged by Rances brother, Keith. They were married eight months later. The couple raised their two daughters, Heather and Cindi, in Lake Forest, Ill., and now have six grandchildren. They split their time between Windermere and Centerville, Mass. Merrilee was an extraor dinary woman, her husband said. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intuition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible can-do spirit. Merrilee is survived by Rance, her mother, Frances, who turned 100 this year, her brother Pat Patterson, her daughters Heather and Cindi, and six grandchildren, Candace, Ramsay, Emery, Ever ett, Grayson and Atlas.DonationsThe family requests that charitable donations go to Dr. Robert Giuntolis research team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and write Dr. Robert Giuntoli in the memo line. Mail to: Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Attn: Ms. Margie Wasson 100 North Charles Street, Suite 318 Baltimore, MD 21201Merrilee Crain, 69, had invincible spirit day morning Cowles made it of Park provisional ballots. On Tuesday, the polls opened again, and Rollins College student Brock Monroe went to a bus stop in the middle of campus. On the other end of the route, the poll ing precinct at Winter Park High Schools ninth grade center wait ed with empty ballots. Its been a good turnout so far, Monroe said at 1 p.m. Tues day. The lines were bad this morning, but theyre not as long now. Monroe volunteered with the nonpartisan The Democracy Project at the college to get students excited about voting and drive them to the polls on a 15-passen ger bus. When some students arrived, they were greeted by a daunting wait rather than a brisk exercise in democracy. Some said they were afraid they couldnt vote because the wait was too long, Monroe said. Cowles had been touring the countys 227 voting locations all morning, seeing lines rang ing from 20 minutes to 3 hours, the longest in areas where recent development led to population booms. With another six hours left be fore polls closed, Cowles said he was hoping for a big turnout. Well wait and see how the numbers add up tonight, he said.VOTE | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Merrilee Crain

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Mica was long expected to win the seat, which was redistricted in 2010, placing Mica and fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the same district for the Republican primary in August. After beat ing Adams, the election seemed to be a more assured proposition for Mica. But Kendall, banking on an Internet marketing campaign, hoped to become the David to Micas Goliath. I think I just proved that you can do a lot without a lot of fund ing, Kendall said. Im glad I kept my integrity and didnt get touched by any special interest money. His campaign already behind him as the screens still glowed with statistics, Mica said he hoped to jumpstart job growth in the area. My focus on the next couple months is trying to save jobs in Central Florida, he said. Were looking at cutbacks in the simu lation industry, and we need to make sure we dont lose ground. Weve got a lot of work to do. ange County. Brian Wolfe, of Evergreen Solutions, presented the survey results to the Council at its Oct. 22 meeting, indicat ing that in general, compensation levels were below market value while tenure is above average. He said two-thirds of city employees fell below market range, with the other third above the midpoint of their pay range. Weve recommended to improve the competitiveness of the pay plan par ticularly to address the more critically below-market positions, Wolf said. But, he said, the current design and im plementation of compensation system is sound. budget is a overall merit-based salary increase of 2.5 percent, which follows a 2 percent merit increase in 2012 the citys ager Sharon Anselmo said. To match the suggestions of the salary survey, at the Oct. 22 Council meeting, the Council ap proved a 4.5 percent change in the pay Anselmo said the city last hired an outside consultant to provide a sal ary survey in 2001, and held an inter nal review in 2006. This years survey reviewed the citys 204 employees, outside of the city clerk and city manager, through pay scale analysis and focus groups with workers. The study revealed that some upperlevel workers were earning up to 20 per cent below the average in comparable cities. The survey concluded that with director and supervisory positions fall ing furthest behind, necessary pay plan adjustments were needed. I dont know how people are liv ing, Councilwoman Bev Reponen said following the review of the city employ ee compensation, encouraging the city to approve the studys proposed salary increases. Councilman Ivan Valdes was weary of too high of increases, stating hed pre fer the city spend extra dollars hiring stantial raises to existing ones. He said the city needs to be sure that it is hiring With the survey suggestions getting approval from Council, Anselmo said new pay scale, taking in account chang es in personnel since the survey was completed. 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Page 4 Orange Bank broken intoPolice responded to an alarm at Orange Bank, 925 S. Orlando Ave., on Oct. 23. A glass door had been smashed in. The suspect, who is believed to have been involved in similar incidents, is described as a thin male wearing a dark skull cap, white surgical mask, long sleeved hood ed shirt with strips, dark pants and knit gloves. Anyone with information should call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.Glenridge support person nominatedOrange County Public Schools has chosen ve employees as nalists for the 2013 Support Person of the Year. The winner will be announced during the OCPS Sup port Person of the Year Awards Ceremony in January 2013. This years nalists in clude Carol Feiner, a paraprofessional for the severely handicapped at Glenridge Middle School. Carol says her goal in life is to help her students and adults achieve more independence in school and the community. Polasek museum needs volunteersThe Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is in need of new volunteers to lead museum tours, assist with garden maintenance and answer guest ques tions. No experience is required and the museum has needs in multiple areas. For information visit polasek.org or contact volunteer@polasek.org or 407-647-6294.Pediatric cancer groups to receive philanthropy awardsBen Watson, a 16-year-old who rasied more than $75,000 to ght pediatric cancer, will be awarded the Youth in Phi lanthropy Award during the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day. Margaret Guedes, CEO and founder of Kids Beating Cancer, will received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards are funded by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation.Socks for Seniors needs local coordinatorsSocks for Seniors, a community project to collect and distribute new socks to area nursing homes, is looking for area coordinators near Winter Park. Sign up at SocksForSeniors.com/register.htmlArea students attending ClemsonCaroline Hays Cassidy of Maitland; Willam Cannon Dance of Winter Park; Kali McK endree Kupp of Orlando; and Lindsay Ann Seel of Winter Park all enrolled at Clem son University for the fall semester. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Grace C. McCreery, 90, passed on September 27, 2012. She touched so many lives during her journey. She had a special way of meeting a stranger and immediately turning them into a lifelong friend from the cashier at the super market to the Yorkies in her neighbors yard. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her sense of humor (which was contagious) & the deep love she had for her family! She was preceded in passing by her husband of 49 years, Lester McCreery. ey loved to travel and toured the West in their camper and nally retired in Casselberry, Florida. Gracie was an active member of the Casselberry Senior Center & St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. She loved doing cras, collecting frogs of all sorts and just being with people. Anyone who knew her loved her! She is survived by her two children, son Gerald McCreery & his wife Barbara from Bethlehem Twp., PA & her daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Charney of Easton, PA. Gracie had 4 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. ere was a quiet family ceremony at the Glen Haven Memorial Park on October 5, 2012. Donations may be made to Hospice of Maitland, FL. She is nally with her love Lester and the Lord. 7 9 0 1 Kin g s p o in t e P a r kwa y S u it e 2 8 O r la n d o FL 3 2 8 1 9 O f f ic e : 40 7 -3 5 1 -1 5 7 3 Fa x: 40 7 -6 41 -9 0 9 0 AD PROOF LAS ER FO O T S U R G ER Y INS TITU TE LLC C o n t a c t Ag e n c y P h o n e Fa x (407) 341-7484 (407) 876-1963 Ext. Cell Ac c o u n t R e p MADELINE Proofcarefullyforspellingandgenerallayout. Wecannotassumeresponsibilityforerrorsafter thisproofisapproved.Pleasefaxbackorcall with changes. X AP P R O VAL R EAD Y TO P R INT DR RICHARD M. COWIN DR RICHARD M. COWIN 1 1 0 1 1 2 ISSUE 1/4 AD SIZE $ 3 5 1 .0 0 TOTAL DUE FOR THIS AD THIS ISSUE Community Bulletin Charter school teaches Hispanic heritageOrlando Science Charter Schools celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at the school. Students enter tained guests by portraying famous historical gures, while Maria Emma Fernandez, a Co lombian artist and historian shared various Hispanic cultural props. Credit union helps library Gary Teramae, President/CEO at Gulf States Credit Union, received the Judy Schmidt Partnership Award on Oct. 18 during the Maitland Librarys open house. The award recognized the credit union for providing a matching award for new computers in the youth area. The Learning and Cultural Centers rst anniversary was celebrated during the open house and new reno vations were highlighted. Pictured: Victoria Johnson shows Teramae how she is using one of the new com puters for her homework at the Maitland Public Library.

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Page 6 Utilizing a federal-aid grant (Safe Routes to Schools), the city recently completed a project in on Thistle Lane from Old Colony Lane to Mohawk Trail. These devices are islands that restrict lane ating through the area. Barracuda Building Corporation of Apopka performed the construction for the amount of $89,251. The project, designed by EAC Consulting Inc., consists of eight islands with drought resistant landscaping, pavement resurfac ing at the north and south ends of the project, irrigation to the northernmost and southernmost islands, sidewalks, new pavement The landscaping consists of Cabbage Palmetto in the island north of Old Colony Lane and combinations of Perennial Peanut, Bulbine, Dwarf Yaupon, Parsoni Juniper and Coontie in all the islands. Thanks go to JCR Consult ing of Maitland for the landscape and irrigation plans.Charlie Wallace Transportation Engineer City of MaitlandCity of Maitland presents: Movie in the Park featuring Mirror Mirro on SaturdayOn Nov. 10 the city of Mait land Leisure Services Department presents Movie in the Park fea turing Mirror Mirror, the lat est interpretation of the Brothers Grimm classic tale Snow White. In this version of Snow White, the evil queen (played by Julia Roberts) exiles Snow White the princess (played by Lily Collins) who must regain control over her kingdom with the help of seven resourceful men. The free movie event will be presented on our gigantic 40-foot Quinn Strong Park located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Food and snacks will also be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs and well bring the stars! Season of Light comes to Maitland on Dec. 1FA LA LA LA LA! On Dec. 1, lights will dance throughout Lake Lily Park as city sidewalks, busy sidewalks are dressed in holiday style in Maitland. Music will be presented at the Overlook Stage beginning at 5 p.m. Later, Santa Claus and the mayor of Maitland will throw the switch to light up Lake Lily Park and start the city holiday festivities. Food trucks, entertainment from the Maitland Middle School Wind Ensemble, Maitland Middle School Chamber Singers, Maitland Middle School Orchestra and dancers from the Maitland Colby Dance Studio will delight one and all. Mark your calendars for Dec. 1 as the city of Maitland celebrates the holiday season. Mailtand City Council Agenda of Nov. 12City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 12 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Indepen dence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Special PresentationsSigning Maitland City Coun cil Honorable Character Oath Proclamation New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children Lake Eulalia Water Improvement Project Marissa WilliamsDecision Items:Appointment Code of Con duct Committee Councilman Valdes Ravaudage Project Impact Fee Commoditization Ft. Maitland Police Boat House Ordinance Charter Amend ments Lake Catherine ROW/Sidewalk Agreement Ordinance Shoreline Protec tion RevisionFor updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas sip, stroll & shopPark Avenue, downtown Winter Park Thursday, November 15, 2012 5 8:30 p.m. Sip, stroll and shop at your favorite Park Avenue area merchants. Enjoy food and drink pairings and special savings during Red Bag Days the downtown Winter Park pre-holiday shop local event of the year!Tickets: $25 in advanceIncludes complimentary wine glass and Red Bag Days shopping bag Reserve your glass at ExperienceParkAvenue.com or call 407-644-8281 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Thistle Lane calming devices SANTA CONTEST LETTERS TO Kids, submit your letters to Santa, starting with The gift I most want to give is The winner of the contest will ride in the 60th Annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade on Dec. 1 and receive a special prize package, including tickets to Winter in the Park and the Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast and a $50 gift certicate to the Sheraton Orlando North Hotels Grande Caf. The winning letter will be published in The Winter Park-Maitland Observer. All entries will appear on the website. Letters to Santa Contest entries are to be no longer than one page and are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, either by email, editor@observernewspapers.com, or physical mail, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Authors must live in the Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Baldwin Park or Goldenrod area. Include a phone number, address, email address and authors name. Good luck! Sponsored by:

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Page 7 Honoring Winter Park heroes On Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will be presenting its second annual Vet erans Day Celebration. This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans in Winter Park at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater located at 721 W. New England Ave. If you have served in any mili tary campaign or military branch in honor of our nations freedom, please make plans to attend. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations begin with musical tributes, anec dotal speakers and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches and campaigns served. We look forward to honoring you for your service to our country. For more information, please call 407-599-3428. Work sessionThere will be a City Commis sion work session Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers prior to the regu lar City Commission meeting. The water and sewer rate study and, time permitting, electric util ity underground policies, will be discussed at this work session. The meeting is open to the public, however, no public comment will be taken.City Commission meeting Immediately following the work session, there will be a City Commission meeting at 3:30 p.m. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors ReportWinter Park Police Department Zabala Board Appointment Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Inc. Consent AgendaApprove the minutes of Oct. 22. Approve various purchases, contracts and formal solicitations (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark.org/ccpackets) Approve Radio Disneys NBT (Next Big Thing) On Tour Concert event in Central Park Sept. 21, 2013. Approve the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame request to be placed on the City Annual Events list. Award utility services electron ic bill presentment and payment to Payment Service Network Inc. and authorize the mayor to ex ecute the contract. Approve the interlocal agree ment with the cities of Altamonte Springs and Maitland for con struction and cost sharing of sewer utility improvements associated with the Gateway Drive Extension Project.Action Items cation Crealde School of Art Streetscape/bricking of New England and Interlachen avenues in conjunction with Alfond Inn construction Water and sewer rate study results (and possible action) from work sessionPublic HearingsRequest of the city of Winter Park: First reading of the ordinance to amend tree removal compen sation requirements, use of the Tree Replacement Fund, provide exemption from requiring a tree removal permit, and establish en forcement procedure for remov ing hazardous trees. Appeal the Winter Park Histor ic Preservation Commission deciof Review; request for alterations and an addition property located at 1005 Lakeview Drive. Ravaudage Home Acres an nexation Second reading of the ordi nance annexing the 51+/acres of Ravaudage or Home Acres gener ally bounded by Bennett, Monroe and Orlando Avenues and Lee Road Interlocal agreement to annex 1211 and 1101 Lewis Drive First reading of the ordinance annexing the property at 600 Lee Road and that portion of Inter state 4 contiguous to the property within the city at 2684 Lee Road. Requests of Wawa: Second readings of the ordi nances to partially vacate and abandon the easement located at 901 and 911 N. Orlando Ave. Requests of Heartwood 20, LLC: Second readings of the ordi nances to amend sections of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan to increase the residential density for and limited to the property at 444 W. New England Ave. Find the Commissions full agenda at cityofwinterpark.orgOperation GratitudeIts not too late to donate to Operation Gratitude, a program designed to collect candy and gifts for American service men and women. Donations are ac cepted until Saturday, Nov. 10, at Station 61, Station 62, Station 64, City Hall, and Winter Park Public Library. Items will also be col lected at the citys Veterans Day Celebration Friday, Nov. 9.CoffeeTalkPlease join Commissioner Tom McMacken Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 At Savannah, it feels just like home. Its safe, convenient and the food is excellent. And of course, my mom is a huge fan of Bingo! Ernestine & her daughter PatriciaAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. WINTER PARK Home of the Winter Park STARS Competition Cheer TeamWelcome to Winter Park Cheer Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling facility! 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Page 8 Three hundred and ninety-six fensive games of the season be hind them. In a 42-17 trouncing cylinders, on the ground and in the air. Now cruising on a 5-0 run in Conference USA, the Knights will hit the road for the longest road trip theyll take, all the way to El Paso for a Saturday showdown. The Miners (2-7, 1-4) have strug gled all season, scoring less than two touchdowns in four of their games. And only twice have they held an opponent to less than four touchdowns. Thats good news for the Knights, who have dominated of fensively and defensively in the last few games, winning their last three by an average spread of 27 points. Much of the Knights massive yardage as of late has come cour tesy of running back Latavius Murray, whos having a banner year as a senior. Hes carried the ball more than 150 yards in three straight games, helping energize the UCF run game. Thats just what he did in the Knights homecoming rout of SMU, taking the ball 23 times and racing for 155 total yards, an average of 6.7 per carry. He also was quarterback Blake Bortles favorite target of the night, grab bing two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Knights also confused the Mustangs with a three-quarter back rotation in the game, with Calabrese throwing a pass each for 28 and 17 yards respectively. Godfreys third-quarter pass to pass since he was starting quar terback last season. Godfrey, who has been converted to wide receiver for this season, also had two catches in the game. UCF will be looking to keep up their momentum heading into the of them played against conference p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. RollinsA last-minute forfeit by North Carolina State had the Tars with out a game on Saturday after noon. The Tars are 1-1 so far in their second season of club foot ball, part of their resurgence after than 60 years. The Tars edged Kennesaw State 34-29 to start the season but fell in a narrow loss to Brevard Cape Coast Sports Academy 2419 on Oct. 20. Theyll host Virginia Commonwealth on Nov. 10, with A Photographic Visit to Greece by Josh GarrickFriday, November 9, 2012 6 pm to 9 pmSyndicated writer, photographer, curator and lecturer Josh Garrick brings us his NEW photographs, from a month in Greece where he was afforded unprecedented opportunities to photograph the Acropolis temples including the Parthenon and the treasures inside the new Acropolis Museum. And giving us BOTH SIDES of Greece, the treasures of Greece will be joined by colorful new photographic installations of street life in Athens NOW Admission to Culture & Cocktails is FREE to A&H Members, and $5 for not-yet-members.407-522-3906 A Photographic Visit to Greece by Josh Garrick November 9, 2012 Fredlund Fine Arts Is now carrying the works of Spanish artiste Lace Shawl Oil on CanvasFredlund Fine Arts 1143 Orange Ave. Winter Park Hours: 11 to 6 Tues. thru Fri. 10 to 5 Saturdays 407-622-0102Fredlundgallery.comAntonio NavarroIn business for 25 years In a bizarre twist on their sea son, the Eagles picked up their in the same night. Edgewater (3-6, 3-1) beat Lake Howell (3-6, 2-2) for 3, sealing their shot at the regional championship tournament. The Eagles again turned to quarterback J.B. Woodman for nected on 15 passes for 184 yards to bamboozle the Lake Howell defense. Meanwhile the Silver Hawks waged an air war of their own with more than 220 yards from QB Garrett Kruczek. But by the time Kruczeks arm got go ing, the Eagles were already long gone. the season in style at the 60th an nual Battle for the Barrel, hosting Boone (5-4, 1-2). That game kicks Winter ParkWinter Parks district-clinching game Nov. 2 against Timber Creek could have been the Wildcats big gest win of the season. Instead it turned into one of their biggest losses. The Wolves (8-1, 3-1) domi nated the Wildcats (3-6, 2-2) from the outset, leaping ahead and set ting the tone early in a game that would rapidly become a blowout, ending 49-14. As Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick got busy running for 170 yards, his teams defensive line went to work dismantling quarterback Asiantii Woulard would be sacked nearly 10 times repeatedly threw him to the Wolves. Woulard would contribute to only one score in the entire game, running the ball 19 yards into the end zone. Backup quarterback fael Lopes for a 65-yard pass play score of the night. The loss ended the Wildcats hopes for a postsea son, with Timber Creek taking the loss dealt for their postseason, the Wildcats have a promising shot at 7, 1-3) for a 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. UCF Knights dominate C-USAISAAC BABCOCK Observer StaffEagles clinch playoffs, Cats outISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERLatavius Murray is having a banner year as a redshirt senior, carrying for more than 150 yards in three straight games for the Knights.

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Page 9 NOVEMBER Westchester of Winter Park Assisted Living Residence and Regents Park of Winter Park will feature a collection box in their lobbies for local food pantries. Call 407-285-7198.NOV. 8Arborescences, a site-specic instal lation will be held at Stardust Video and Coffee from Thursday, Nov. 8, until Thurs day, Nov. 29, with an opening reception on Nov. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy Hour for Hunger will be at the Winter Park Village on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit WinterPark.org The Holocaust Center in Maitland will host a class on Judaism on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Contact info@holocaustedu.org or 407628-0555. The Central Florida Anthropological So cietys November lecture will be on The Practical Application of Physical Anthropology to Crime Scene Investiga tions. The lecture will be at Leu Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Email kagi dusko@hotmail.com or call 321-9483994. A Pedaling For Parkinsons Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center. For information, contact 407-644-3606 or tcallanan@cfymca.org The YMCAs Diabetes Prevention Program is offering Central Florida residents free onsite screenings at the Crosby YMCA Family Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 407-644-3606. Westchester assisted living residence will feature Ask the doc?, an information series by Dr. Harinath Sheela of the Diges tive and Liver Center of Florida, on Thurs day, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call 407-679-5555.NOV. 9The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present its annual Best of Broadway musical revue from Friday, Nov. 9, until Monday, Nov. 26. Call 407-920-4034. Winter Parks Veterans Day Celebration is Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center. Call 407-5993428. The Winter Park Playhouse will perform Steppin Out With Irving Berlin, Nov. 9 through 18 and Nov. 29 through Dec. 15. Call 407-645-0145 or visit Winter ParkPlayhouse.org. The Morse Museum has resumed free admission on Friday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. The museum will also feature live music, art demonstrations and special tours on select nights.NOV. 10Winter Park Presbyterian Churchs annual Alternative Global Christmas Market will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. Call 407-647-1467. Baldwin Brew Fest will take place on New Broad Street on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Purchase a wristband for $25 online, $30 day of. Visit Baldwin BrewFest.com The Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m., at 12901 Moss Park Road. Visit FreetoBreathe.org/ orlando Saturday, Nov. 10, the Tarower Chapter of FNPS will host a walk through Seminole Forest. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the lake on Wekiva River Road. Release the Hounds, hosted by the Stephanie James Foundation, is Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in Baldwin Park. Visit StephanieJamesFoundation. org or PawsCare.org Scouting for Food donation pick-up is Saturday, Nov. 10, before 8 a.m. The col lected food placed outside homes in the provided bag will be distributed by the Second Harvest Food Bank.NOV. 11The Polasek Gardens Chamber Concert Series will present Ayako Yonetani, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The acoustic concert is limited to 50 seats and costs $30. The 11th Annual Winter Park Concours DElegance will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Visit WinterParkConcours.comNOV. 14The Baldwin Park Half Marathon & 5k is Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will start at Audubon Park Elementary School. Visit EpicSportsMarketing.com Winter Park and the Garden of Earthly Delights: Gilded Age Florida, will be presented by Dr. Gary Mormino on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Casa Feliz. The lecture will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There is no cost, but reser vations are necessary. Contact 407-6472330 or museum@wphistory.org Flowers for Fall & Winter Gardens will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Garden Club. The meet ing is free. Call 407-644-5770. Optimistic Voices, with Shawn Kilgo re, will be presented in the Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tick ets are $20. Call 407-645-0145 or visit WinterParkPlayhouse.orgNOV. 15Commissioner Tom McMacken will be at Coffee Talk from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Sip & Stroll on Park Avenue is Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Visit Winter Park.org The Winter Park Institute will host Martin Luther King III on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel. Both events are free. Visit WinterParkInstitute.org The Orange Audubon Society will host Karen DeVos in The Life and Times of Marjorie Rawlings: A One-Woman Show on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens. Visit OrangeAudubonFL.orgNOV. 16Winter in the Park holiday ice skat ing rink returns to Winter Parks Central Park West Meadow from Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 6. Call 407-5993203 or visit CityofWinterPark.org/WITP Date Night at the Art & History Museums Maitland, is Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Charyli boutique is having its one-year anniversary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 407-455-1983.Calendar INVITE YOU TO REGISTER TO WIN A CHANCE TO ATTEND AN ADVANCE SCREENINGNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of prize assumes any and all risks related to the use of the prize and accepts any restrictions speci ed thereon or required by the prize provider or venue. Location of seating (if any) is subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged,transferred or redeemed for cash. We are not responsible if recipient is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part, or for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. Void where prohibited.WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:30PM AT REGAL WINTER PARK TO GET YOUR FREE PASS FOR TWO, GO TO GOFOBO.COM/RSVP AND ENTER CODE WPMOB5UB I-4 LANE CLOSURESPaving on westbound Interstate 4 near the Fairbanks curve will occur on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two lanes will be closed at the beginning of each day with one opening by noon. NOV. 9: From Both Sides NowFrom Both Sides Now Photographs of the Treasures of Ancient Greece, part of the Art & History Museums Mai tlands Culture & Cocktails, will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit ArtandHistory. org or call 407-539-2181. INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING For your chance to win a pair of complimentary passes, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code: WPMOVFLXTHIS FILM IS RATED R No one under 17 will be admitted without parent or guardian. No purchase necessary. While supplies last. IN SELECT THEATERS NOVEMBER 16TH

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Page 10 Lifestyles For nearly 50 years, members of the Colling family have called the Winter Park YMCA their second home. Lee Jay Colling was on the founding board of the Winter Park Y in the 1960s, getting his family involved in the process from little league to board leadership. Weve just always been YMCA people. In our family Lee said. His son Stewart would start in the Ys youth basketball league, and work his way up, 40 years later, to president of the YMCA board. Stewart learned to dribble on the Ys court as a kid going to Lakemont Elementary, and per fected his shots late at night pry ing the gyms doors open after dark when he was a high schooler at Winter Park High. He and his friends would play until the cops the windows and kicked them out. school Stewart moved his practices to a gym down the road at Rollins College as a member of the schools basketball team in the late s, and then across the pond after graduation playing on a touring team in Europe in 1981. After that it was back to the Win ter Park YMCA, where he played in a 3-on-3 Thursday night league, and brought his ever-growing family to learn and grow just like his father had with his siblings and him. We started bringing our kids here in baby carriages, and then they were in soccer cleats, volley ball knee pads, and soon, full-out Nancy Kazyk Colling says of the pairs children, Clay, 22, Casey, 18, and Jackson, 15. In April 2009, when Stewart, a successful local trial lawyer, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at age 49, it only made sense, Nancy said, to recommend Stewarts friends and family to send donations to the Winter Park YMCA in his honor. She was shocked and hon ored when, within weeks, $30,000 had been donated in his name. She says as the mourning period passed, the Collings looked to move forward while also honor ing Stewart, always coming back to their ties with the Y. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Y along, with the Collings and more than 100 members of the com munity, came together in Stew Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund, which will sponsor kids in need with scholarships to par ticipate in youth sports programs at the Winter Park YMCA. With $200,000 in the fund, starting next year, Winter Park YMCA Executive Director Bud Oliver says it should be able to provide 150 kids with scholarships to play sports at the Y. Our goal is to establish a fund thats going long-term to take In 2011, he said, the Winter Park YMCA gave out $350,000 in assis tance funding $130,000 of that coming from fundraisers, and the rest from the Ys general funding budget. Stewarts endowment, he said, will be able to help fund youth sports scholarships. Nancy said she hopes the fund will grow every year, so that as time goes on more and more chil dren will get the opportunity to enjoy the Ys programming as her husband and kids have, while also keeping Stewarts name, memory and love for the Y alive. The more years that go on, the less people around here will remember Stewart but its go ing to be cool that years from now when my kids are involved and running this fund that their dads really great while doing someIn months to come, a plaque in honor of Stewart will be placed in the Winter Park Ys gymnasium now renovated from the days when hed break in for extra prac tice. But, Nancy says, the gym still serves the same purpose: teaching kids life lessons through sports in a safe, friendly environment. My hope is that one day years down the road, some 10-yearold kid will be in there shooting hoops and look up and see the plaque and ask, Whos that guy? and that someone will tell them serves to be remembered, and I cant think of any better way than 88141 PR AD WPO 11/2012 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620.WINNER: ICAA INDUSTRY INNOVATOR AWARDFor The Mayflower/Rollins College Lifelong Learning Program THE RIGHT DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNITY [ for the whole family ] MAY 901 Braswell Ad_WPO.indd 1 10/15/12 1:43 PM YMCA legacy continuesPHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERNancy Kazyk Colling started the Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund in the name of her late husband, who spent a lifetime on the basketball court, and most of it at the WInter Park Y. Endowment will dole out 150 sports league scholarships to needy kidsSARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about the Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund and how to contribute, you can contact Bud Oliver at the Winter Park YMCA at boliver@cfymca.org. For information about the YMCA and the youth sports program the fund will support, go to ymcacentralorida.com/y-locations/ winter-park or visit the Y at 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park.

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Page 11 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 Historic Lawton House & Lawton Elementary Downtown Oviedo, FL SPONSORED BY: Great Days Got Talent Finale (Cash prizes) 10 am to 2 pm Main Stage Auditions, Saturday, September 15, 2012 www.GreatDayOviedo.org Visit our Festival Website FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING FREE SHUTTLE PRESENTING SPONSORThis festival is a scholarships and grants for 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival GREAT DAY IN THE COUNTRY fundraiser to help provide local schools & charities NOV. 8Trinity Preparatory School will per form the one-act Tigers Be Still on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. Visit trinityprep.org or call 407-671-4140. NOV. 9The Morse Museum has resumed free admission on Friday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. The museum will also fea ture live music, art demonstrations and special tours on select nights. The second Friday of every month and ev ery Friday from Nov. 23 to Dec. 28 will feature music from 5 to 8 p.m., tours of the new Tiffany wing will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 8; and April 12. Family tours of the galleries will be Dec. 14 and Feb. 8 at 5:15 p.m. with a stained-glass demonstration at 6 p.m.NOV. 10Mirror Mirror will be the Movie in the Park on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Quinn Strong Park in Maitland.NOV. 11The First Academy a Christ-cen tered K through 12 college preparatory school, will hold an open house on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 407-206-8602 or visit TheFirstAcad emy.org Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras Sunday, Nov. 11, recital will showcase this seasons Annual Concerto Com petition Finalists. The free recital will be at 6:30 p.m. at the College Park Baptist Church.NOV. 17The Art & History Museums Maitland will host Family Days at the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the A&Hs Waterhouse Resi dence Museum. Families will create silhouettes of each other. Admission is free with regular museum admission, for more information, please visit Ar tandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181.ONGOINGMaitland Public Library events: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 to 5 p.m. for grades K through 5 is Culture Club: !Vamos a Mexico! Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. is Adventures With Books. At 7 p.m. is LCC Cultural Southern Cook meets Gluten-free Cooking. Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. is Share a Title Book Club. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10: 30 a.m. is F.o.l.d Origami clubs meeting. Second Saturday National Gaming Day is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., is PAM Creative Writing. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. is LCC meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. is Culture Club Mexico, for K through fth-grade. The Library 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. Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 is 4 p.m. Mondays. Call 407647-7700 to register or for more in formation. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.comGreek Fest offers traditional dances PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVEROrlando Greek Fest, held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Nov. 2-4, featured performances from the Hellenic Dance Troupe and authentic Greek food and beverages.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERNatascha Fields, left, and Tina Watkins enjoy some Warsteiner in a traditional boot at the German American Society of Central Floridas Oktoberfest held on Oct. 27 in Casselberry. Beers in boots at annual Oktoberfest

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Page 12 HomesObserver Homes brought to you by: Fannie Hillman + AssociatesServing Central Florida for over 31 years!407-644-1234 fanniehillman.com Who better knows the real estate in Baldwin Park?Someone who lives there. View: www.4424NewBroadStreet.com 3 Car garage$1,495,0005886 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms5 fullbaths2 half baths rfntb bnfttntnn ntnn bftt n btn bbnttnffrbnnn tntnbbnb tbbnnn bbtfb bntnntnnt tftnf bttfnnft bfnntntnn tbn tbnn Realtor Relief Fund helps rebuild homesSTEPHEN BAKER Guest Writer Hurricane Sandys destruction left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed along the east coast, leaving many Americans without a place to call home. While the full impact of Sandy wont be known for weeks or months, there are a few things we can count on. impact on individual homeowners, ing trends in the real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors, temporary disruptions in sales closings from major weather events will sometimes cause a dip in monthly regional sales, but are usu ally followed by a bounce over the next few months with no impact to underlying demand. Another thing we can predict as a result of this devastation is that the mid-Atlantic will likely see a boost in home construction, as well as jobs. The need to rebuild businesses and homes will create jobs, thus making the impacted regions stronger. And rebuilding communities is something Realtors are very familiar with. For more than 11 years, the Real tor Relief Foundation has provided housing-related assistance to victims of natural disasters and is now work ing with state Realtor associations in quickly as possible. Realtors help build and maintain communities, and its only natural that we come together when so many communities are in need right now. Donations from Realtors across the by Hurricane Sandy, and will help rebuild thousands of homes along the east coast. When natural disasters strike and we see individuals and families losing their homes, we are reminded that homeownership really does matter. Visit www.realtor.org/programs/ realtors-relief-foundationStephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, is chairman of the board of directors of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerGwyn ClarkRealtor Sales Assoc.407.645.4321 Mount Dora $1,295,000 5 BR | 5 BA | 6,111 SF Altamonte Springs $550,000 2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1,941 SF Apopka $684,500 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,326 SF

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Page 13 Two luxury homes purchased in Winter ParkStirling Sothebys International Realty brought buyers to the table in two major luxury residential sales in Winter Park re cently. Michelle Hochfelder, an International Luxury Homes Specialist in Stirling So thebys Orlando/Dr. Phillips Marketing Center, represented the buyers in the re cently closed sale of the $1.1 million lux ury home at 113 E. Webster Ave. in Winter Park. The 5,026-square-foot traditional brick residence boasts four bedrooms, ve baths, a spacious guest quarters above the garage, and private landscaped pool and patio, all overlooking the Winter Park Golf Course just one block from cel ebrated Park Avenue. Hochfelder again brought buyers to the table who recently closed on the sale of the $685,000 luxury residence at 1475 Magnolia Ave. in Winter Park. The new custom home by Condev Custom Homes features four bedrooms and three-and-ahalf baths in 3,484 square feet of living space located on a quiet brick street just minutes from Park Avenue and the Winter Park YMCA. Brio Real Estate expands into commercialBrio Real Estate, based in Winter Park, has expanded from residential real estate into commercial real estate. In September, Brio sold two commercial properties, one on Fairbanks Avenue, the other on Corrine Drive. Lou Nimkoff, the principal at Brio Real Estate is not new to commercial, with almost 30 years in the eld. Taylor Morrison bringing smart home system to FloridaTaylor Morrison, the nations largest private homebuilder, has launched the Interactive Home system in its north Florida division. Offering complete home automation, features like front door and home camera monitoring, an LCD com mand center, whole-home audio system, selective call intercom and program mable lighting control, the system will revolutionize todays single-family home. The builder currently has 18 properties throughout Central Florida and Jacksonville, with three more slated to open in 2013.Two new business leases brought to areaNAI Realvest recently negotiated two new leases a retail lease in Winter Park for a hair designer and an ofce lease in Oviedo for a pool designer totaling more than 3,800 square feet. Associate Mitch Heidrich negotiated a new retail lease of 1,300 square feet at 400 S. Orlando Ave., Suite 112 in Winter Park representing the local tenant, Catwalk Hair Design Inc. Trish Debell of Southeastern Realty repre sented the landlord, New England Court yard LLC of Winter Park. At the same time, Heidrich also negotiated a lease agreement for 2,514 square feet on behalf of new tenant Advantage Pools & Spas Inc. a local pool designer, at 348 W. State Road 434 in Oviedo.Fannie Hillman sales prices increaseFannie Hillman + Associates saw the average price of its third quarter clos ings increase 9 percent over its average transaction last year. The celebrated Winter Park Realtor had a third quarter sales volume of just more than $31 million, highlighted by the closing of a $1.48 mil lion Winter Park residence, one of seven million-dollar-plus sides on ve transac tions made by the rm in Maitland and Winter Park during the third quarter. Two of those were lakefront homes. The rms average third quarter sale of $378,344 was up 9 percent over a comparable pe riod last year, and up more than $2,200 per sale over the companys sales made in the second quarter this year.Baldwin Park rm designs Ale HouseCuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers, Planners, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work for a new Millers Ale House restaurant now under construction at the northwest corner of Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 near the Winter Park Village. The 12,000-square-foot restaurant will seat about 350 patrons. Real Estate Briefs TEL: 407-896-5520 3018 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803 John Penne8 year resident of Baldwin ParkOrlando Top 100 Real Estate Agents Orlando Magazine December 2011BALDWIN PARK 4097 Wardell 4 plus bedrms/ 3 bath $559900; Southern Style Charleston 2 story; Wood Floors,Plantation Shutters, Fireplace; Corner lot Patio, Fenced yard, loads of extrasRealtors MLS Many Web Sites Sold over 25 homes in Baldwin Park W HO CAN MATC H US! CALL 407-896-5520AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONS31/2% Commission Full MLS ServiceCOMPARE THE SAVINGS EMAIL: pennybrokers@earthlink.net WEB: pennybrokersorlando.comSALES PRICE 6% TRADITIONAL BROKER 3.5% PENNY BROKERSELLER SAVES1% PENNY BROKERSSELLER SAVES $200,000.$12,000.$7,000.$5,000.$2,000.$10,000. $300,000.$18,000.$10,500.$7,500.$3,000.$15,000. $400,000.$24,000.$14,000.$10,000.$4,000.$20,000. $500,000.$30,000.$17,500.$12,500.$5,000.$25,000. $600,000.$36,000.$21,000.$15,000.$6,000.$30,000. $700,000.$42,000.$24,500.$17,500.$7,000.$35,000. $800,000.$48,000.$28,000.$20,000.$8,000.$40,000. $900,000.$54,000.$31,500.$22,500.$9,000.$45,000. $1,000,000.$60,000.$35,000.$25,000.$10,000.$50,000. sold SOLD NEW LIS TING Baldwin Park 3/2 1598 Almond Avenue. $379,900 BALDWIN PARK 3 /2 3-car garage 2600 sq ft. Plus garage apt. $462,900 W inter Park 4/3 3200 sq ft. 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Page 14 Opinions In my only appearance on national television, as we were included in an HGTV show asserted in a very slow manner: When you surround yourself with things you love, you will I could have said it faster, but I believe it even more now than I did then. As my other half is used to hearing: I was right. Last week I did morning spirit on that decorating approach and one of her favorite artists. Suzanne Lemons and her husband, Clarke, have a wonder ful art collection. Her brother, Chris, is a well-known local artist and many of his works hang on their walls. Others are custom works focused on family mem bers the furry ones. Gena Semenovs primary works epitomize surrounding yourself with what you love as she captures in portraits the pets her clients adore. Im not sure if fan of her work, but I have long shes created of the Lemons beloved Shih Tzus, Abby (lost a few years ago) and now Jack and Annie. Colorful and fun, as Suzanne remarked about a piece now hanging in her kitchen adjacent to an outside door, You cant walk out the door and look at that painting and be in a ticky We sit about the breakfast table, talk about her art and its Gena says of the Shih Tzu she how she connects with the animals she paints and their owners. That portrait hangs just to Suzannes left. I ask Gena about the bright, cheery, yellow and green background. That one I just cre ated. I sort of felt like she needed birds behind her or something side of the table hangs one of Jack and Annie as puppies. But this one, the latest one, is more patterns around her house. She had I ask how many of Genas works are in the house, and they both have a puzzled look, seemingly lost in thought. Too many all laugh. A collage Gena did of nine individual portraits of pets the couple has both had dur ing their lives hangs on the wall opposite the table. I love that a collection of the past. Its almost adding to it, and the prospects of needing a bigger wall. Gena says she is both a dog and cat person and has both at home. Her husband is also an artist, and her daughter, an emerg ing one. Shes 11 but her skills says. Gena no longer travels to shows, but maintains her gypsy at her daughters school, the Maitland Montessori School, for six years. Thats a lot of fun. The kids teach you as much as youre teaching them. Ill teach them art history also, so Ill be cramming to learn about the artists as Im I was asked at school to teach a 4-year-old, and Im thinking to myself, how am I going to because at that age its all about expressing yourself, not necessarily learning how to draw a says. And I was thinking about it and realized I had a book that I drew in when I was 4. So I pulled it out to look at what I drew. So, zebra that I gave rainbow colors Color is still a big focus for referring to her use of it. And everyone who comes in, thats the oh my gosh, who did these? I cannot tell you how many people Genas are the only works they have of their pets. Genas I love because its nice to work with the animals, see pictures of them, see the house, talk about colors. And like with these guys and, I think with Abby she asked what she liked to do and I said she likes to sit and watch the kids in the park play tennis. She likes to sit and watch the birds. So shes able to incorporate that into the paintings. And with Bond (her horse), too. Thats why hes got the angel above him, because thats me. I think if you walked through this house, every piece in here I could tell you where we bought it, why we have it. The animal ones have the most mean ing because theyre our pets. Everything has a story. Thats the way I feel about art. I would much rather have something with Genas process is easy, designed to get a full perspective of the animal. If theyre local, Ill come and do a photo shoot of with their photography and then theyll just send me a bunch of pictures. And then Ill look at what Ive got, and we kind of agree on a price and a size and Ill usually do a sketch. I wish I was more complicat ed. What you see is what you get. Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter.Getting veterans back to work with Goodwill trainingWith the job market still in recovery, being a veteran with those with disabilities face an unemployment rate of 41 percent, more than four times the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as more troops return home, the problem will grow even worse. What can we do to put veterans back to work? A wellwritten resume is a start, but its not enough. The solution lies want, and then working with vets to develop those skills in a nonthreatening environment all while addressing the common challenges of transitioning from As a vocational training specialist at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, I work in partnership with the states Veteran Administration and Department ful work. I assess each persons capabilities for work, and then match them with a 90-day on-thejob training program in Good wills retail stores. Depending on their disability, they might stock inventory, load trucks, list items for sale online or assist with other needed tasks. Their work increases store rev enue, which makes it possible for Goodwill to serve more people in the community with vocational and youth programs. Equally important, participants learn skills like customer service that they can bring to future jobs. And along the way, we coach each person with meeting their goals whether its working long-term at Goodwill, getting hired else where or returning to school. As equal parts advocate, men tor and manager, my role requires a sensitive approach that respects each persons limitations while holding them to a high professional standard. The majority of vets dont have trouble showing up for work on time after all, theyre accustomed to the rigors of military life. But they might struggle with angry outbursts as a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder and these are the kinds of challenges we can help them address before getting hired. Weve had many success sto ries. Recently, we hired a vet into a permanent full-time position. he questioned why he needed us. But our program restored his sense of purpose, and he thrived during his training. Today, he tells us that Goodwill changed his life not least of all by saving him from potential homelessness. But the truth is, were only doing our duty to serve those who have served their country. To learn more about Goodwill, visit good- Elizabeth Castro Goodwill Industries of Central FloridaStefanies storyStefanie was 5 years old when Word War II came to an end. Even though she couldnt yet read, she has a strong memory of her early childhood. When Stefanie was 4 years old her family was forced to leave their home in Budapest, Hungary, by Nazi soldiers. They were told to pack one suitcase, and to leave anything they couldnt carry behind. Stefanies mother, Gisella, dragged a large suitcase behind her. In the other arm, she carried her baby, Juli (pronounced Yoolie). Little Stefanie helped balance the heavy suitcase, giving it a push as they slowly marched to the ghetto. Stefanies father was far away at a forced labor camp, where he worked for no pay. He was one of the lucky ones, as he was strong enough to work. The unlucky ones, often the children and the elderly, went to another kind of camp a concentration camp. Stefanie had three more sisters, who were all adults. Two were married and had blended into the community. One sister, Ida (ee-dah), had been sent to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp. Ida was one of the few who es caped, and she survived through the kindness of strangers who hid her until the war was over (she is now 86). The ghetto was a decrepit neighborhood made up of ancient apartment buildings. Stefanie, her mother and Juli shared one small apartment with six families. Their only private space was a mattress that they all shared at night. One day there was a knock on the door from a Nazi soldier. He told Gisella that the ghetto was being evacuated, and everyone needed to go downstairs. The sol dier told her to bring Stefanie, but to leave the baby upstairs. Gisella was distraught at the thought of leaving baby Juli alone, but she feared for her life and followed the soldiers orders. Downstairs was a crowd of people, mostly women and chil dren. The soldiers were dividing the crowd into two groups: one that was strong enough to work in Nazi run labor camps, and a group that was too weak to be useful to them. Suddenly, Gisella caught the eye of the Nazi soldier who had knocked on their door. Gisella might be her only chance to save baby Juli. She mustered up what little strength she had and put her hand on the arm of the Nazi ofbrother, I can not leave without to bring Stefanie back upstairs, and continued dividing up the remaining neighbors. Baby Juli was napping upstairs unharmed. I am especially grateful that Stefanie survived the Holocaust, along with her father and sisters. When Stefanie grew up, she came to the United States, married and had a son. That son is my husband, Tony. We have been married for 22 years. Because of Gisellas (Tonys grandmother) brave moment, she saved not only baby Juli, but also little Stefanie and herself. In allowed the next generation to survive as well. Thanks to Gisel la, Tony and I have two beautiful children. One brave moment can change the world. Pamela Ruben LongwoodLetters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.comClyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkLove surrounds PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERSuzanne Lemons, left, and artist Gena Semenov pose with Suzannes Shih Tzus Jack and Annie in front of the portrait Gena painted of the dogs when they were puppies. Her work, shown above, is sold at The Doggie Door on Park Avenue. She has painted all the family pets.

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Page 15 Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!All aboard! ParaprosdokiansSometimes, even at my advanced age, it is possible to learn something new. I have always admired people who have a way with words. I thought I knew all about words and language, but the other day, a friend used the word paratracks. Do you know what it is? The dictionary says: Paraprosdokian the sentence is surprising or unexpected. Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an earlier phrase, but they also play on the double entendre of a par who knew that!? I am told Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians! Just so youll know here are a few paraprosdokians: Where theres a will, I want to be in it. Evening News is where they begin, Good evening, and then tell you why it isnt. To steal from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. If I agreed with you, wed both be wrong. Why do Americans choose from two people for president, and 50 for Miss America? Hospitality: Making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. uses water. Always borrow money from a pessimist he wont expect it back. The food here is terrible and such small portions! A clear conscience is usually a sign of bad memory. The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas. Theres a price on your head? Take it! I didnt say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. says, In case of an emergency notify: I put a doctor. The light at the end of a tunnel is usually another train coming. Youre never too old to learn something stupid. Nostalgia isnt what it used to be. I used to be indecisive. Now Im not so sure. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. Going to church doesnt make you religious any more than standing in the garage makes you a car. And mine is: Im supposed to respect Celebrity examples: Youngman Ive had a perfectly wonderful eveYou can count on Americans to do the right thing after theyve tried every Supposedly Winston Churchill said about Clement Attlee: He was a modest man, and he had much to be modest I dont belong to an organized politi Mark Twain declared: First God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he from experience, and a lot of that comes I believe most of us know these quips we just didnt know what they were called. When you see what passes today for verbal communication between people in daily discourse, and on TV, you realize how crippling it is to be able to think but not to be able to express your thoughts with force, exactitude and humor. Now you know the word! When in doubt, use a paraprosdokian!About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)There is a part of me that wants to be more detached from the daily hub bub of modern life. I dont want to care so much about who won Tuesdays election or whether or not the Florida Constitution is amended again by right-wing craziness. Obama-Romney? Tweedledee-Tweedledum. But, but, but hell nominate Supreme Court judges wholl, wholl Yep, he probably will. Yet, as Annie sings, The sun will come Ive been reading of late on Epicureanism. I recommend, my informed reader, that you do as well. The faithful are typically told to dismiss Epicurus and his philosophy as treacherous hedonism because of his emphasis on the pursuit of pleasure and happi ness. Oooooh. Nasty, nasty. Pleasure and happiness. Nasty. Read last years Pulitzer Prize winning book for history, Quite an enjoyable read on how the West (Europe) was fortuitously reintro duced to Epicurus in the 15th century. Epicurus was a third century BC Athenian philosopher who advocated sensible approaches to living, one of which, however, I have a hard time following. Epicureans avoided politics (governance), that hot, tumultuous cauldron of public life. Epicurus recomand avoid the meaningless distrac tions from that riotous mob forever barking nonsense at your gardens contemplative, pursue friendships, live moderately, happiness and pleasure are lifes legitimate pursuits, think/ live rationally and do not fear death. That is quite a reasoned agenda. And, one sadly at odds with our increasingly superstitious and religiously reaction ary times. I am drawn by the idea of withdrawal from society or, rather, withdrawing from actively participating in the idiocy of my fellow man. I am such a fatalist, at this point, concerning the environment of Florida, or of any of the, as yet, still pristine parts of Earth. For that matter, I am losing or have already lost. Everyday a new report is issued on the ongoing rape of the planet. If Republicans think really? that women experience illegitimate rapes, one can only imagine their explanations for the ongoing rape of our Mother Earth. Democrats are complicit as well in the desecration of the planet. Its all a matter of degree, of proportionality. Its all about jobs dontcha see. As well it should be. Seven billion swilling at the trough today, another two billion predicted to arrive this century. Today, 310 million Americans, perhaps 500 million before 2100? Wont that be just great, so environmentally healthy for North America? Sustainability? Why consider such nonsense? Our industrial farming is poisoning our land and water, and our agricultural practices are washing our topsoil at record levels to the sea. Our military is a bloated albatross around our national neck, but instead of lightening the burden, we forever mindlessly salute the stars and stripes and look for other world opportunithe end of an American gun barrel. I enjoy mindless bromides such as, reached a point where, There is no we our policies are obscene. Perhaps this is what fixes our inter est and participation. With fingers splayed, we watch transfixed at this utterly fascinating train wreck called humanity. Such art! Obscene? You bet! But, my gawd, show me more. Mr. Conductor, puh-leeese, punch my ticket through to the end of the line. Im going all the way! Woo-woo!Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes fiscally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.USGrowing a business in a down economyWhen I started The Leone Company a year and a half ago, I had a handful of prospects and a dream to start my own marketing, community relations and fundraising consulting business. Without a budget for paid promotions. In a down economy. Was I nuts? That depends on which family members you ask, as some had their doubts, while others cheered me on with gusto. One family member earlier this year (and six months into my business success story) told me the small business owner and entrepreneur that I looked rested, and that unemployment looks good on me. But thats beside the point. Why was I sure I would succeed when so many others had not in a time when companies were slashing their marketing budgets? Companies may be cutting full-time tion of that work out means they dont have to pay someone a full-time salary expertise to add to their business. Once I made the decision to go out on my own, my contacts immediately asked to set up meetings, wanting to grab my skills at a fraction of what they would pay me to work for them full-time. But how do you spread the word? Networking is key. Dedicating your skills to a cause you believe in is an excellent way to do so; Ive been sitting my entire professional career. So when paid projects with those same colleagues came about, they instantly thought of me. Those colleagues already know my work ethic, my contacts and my follow through. Public speaking is a way to broadcast your companys skill set (and obtain new clients), either for free or as a revenue source. Speaking at conferences and in front of community organizations positions you as an expert to potential new clients, a tactic I use with my current clients as well. Not only do you know the attendees already have an interest in the topic, but they see your knowledge and client came through just that technique. She loved what I had to say so much she hired me within a week.) Learn to do as much as possible your self, but realize when its time to grow. Companys life, I was the company. But then I realized I couldnt do everything. However, knowing how to invoice, hook up my printers network, update my take advantage of rewards programs and create a custom email address came in handy when it came time to hire help. In the meantime, I had kept costs down until I was ready. Network like your business depends on it. Because it does. When I was little, my father used to talk to strangers in the supermarket. A lousy way to please a hungry 9-year-old, shivering in the frozen foods section, but a great learned skill for the future, showing that business leads come from the most unexpected places. At any given moment, more than half of my business leads (or leads for my cli ents) are people Ive met through volun friends. Always carry business cards and be ready to tell people what you do, since your business may be the skill or service theyre missing. Mara Shorr brings nearly a decade of experience as the president of The Leone Company, a marketing, fundraising and community relations business focusing on helping small businesses and non-prots utilize big strategies. In addition, Mara is a proud board member of several Central Florida non-prots, including the Enzian and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Floridas National Philanthropy Day event. Contact her at theleonecompany.com or mara@ theleonecompany.comMARA SHORR Guest Writer Mara Shorr

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Page 16 at Winter ParkDATE: Tuesday, November 13 TIME: 7 pm 10 pm PLACE: The BBoy Spot 7300 Stapoint Ct., Suite C Winter Park, FL 32792For more information visit us atwww.theartistsvenue.comWe are an independent Art Fair that provides a weekly indoor venue for the local art community to display and sell their artwork.Our vendor/artists include hand-made jewelry, painting and much more. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendarNov. 8 through Dec. 15 Steppin Out with Irving Berlin Ten years ago Winter Park Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan created an evening in honor of Fred Astaire that was so successful that now Roy Alan will be joined by mega-talents Chris Leavy and Todd Allen Long to create a show in celebration of the life and career of Irving Berlin. This new song and dance tribute will feature songs world premiere performances now through Dec. 15. Its highly recommended. The Playhouse is at 711 Orange Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org Nov. 9 and 11 Mozarts Marriage of Figaro The Orlando Philharmonic has done an extraordinary job of creating brilliantly sung opera performances with the orchestra onstage. On Nov. 9 and 11, the Philharmonic will present featuring singers who have performed with the worlds most renowned opera companies. This love and forgiveness woven together with some of the most beautiful music ever written. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the opera will be per formed at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.orgNov. 9 Greece in Photographs with Josh Garrick I invite you to a one night only exhibit of my photography on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honored to begin the new season of Culture & Cocktails at A&H Museums Maitland, my exhibit is called From Both Sides Now Photographs of the Treasures was blessed with unprecedented access to the Parthenon and the new Acropolis Museum, and Ive prepared an exhibit that pays homage to the greatness of Greeces heritage while also showing the Athens of today. There will be art, music, food truck fare, poetry readings and the unveiling of a new work to enter the Permanent Collection of A&H Maitland. Call 407522-3906 or visit artandhistory. org/?page_id=146Nov. 10 to 18 Orlando Museum of Arts annual Festival of TreesThe very best way to get into the true holiday spirit is a visit to the annual Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art from Nov. 10 to 18. This years theme Once Upon A Time A Fairy Tale Festival transforms the museum into a holiday won derland. A major fundraiser for the museum, the Festival brings thousands of visitors each year to marvel at (and bid on) the dozens of trees and decorations. This years theme will incorporate favorite fairy tales into the dcor. We can delight in The Enchanted Boutique, Fairy Tale Toyland and the Gingerbread Village shop ping areas. Special days include Seniors Day on Nov. 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Peter Pans PJ Party on Nov. 14 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.); and the Holiday Stroll on Nov. 16, along with daily entertainment. Call 407-896-4231, extension 254, or visit omart.org/programs/ festival-treesNov. 10 Complete Beethoven SonatasCritically acclaimed since his debut recital (at age 12) in his native city of Montevideo, Uruguay, Leonidas Lipovetsky will perform a series of the complete Beethoven Sonatas on Nov. 10. Presented by the Florida International Piano Competition, Lipovetsky has performed with major orchestras throughout the world. He has recorded for the BBC, Radio Moscow and PBS; he Cliburn Scholarship; and taught piano at Florida State Univer sity until his recent retirement. The concert, including both the sonatas, will take place at the Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. Call 407-447Nov. 17 Grammy-winning pianist Grammy award-winning pia Orlando Philharmonic for a per formance of Beethovens Emper of Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Bronfman, who has wowed critics and audiences world wide with his recitals, orchestra engagements and recordings, was born in the Soviet Union. He immigrated to Israel in 1973 and studied at Juilliard, Marlboro and the Curtis Institute. In 1997 he won a Grammy and was nomi nated again in 2009. The concert on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. also features will open with the world premiere composer Stella Sung, honoring longtime Orlando Philharmonic supporters Lynn and Charles Steinmetz. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Sip, Stroll & Shop event November 15. Scan for map, discount details & event updates or visit RedBagDays.com The BEST pre-holiday shop local event of the year!SAVE THE DATE! This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater ENZIANS MAKEOVERHelp Fix Up Your Home For Film, Food, And Friends. To Donate, Visit Enzian.orgSaturday Matinee Classics: NASHVILLE 11am Cult Classics: ELECTION Tue 9:30 LIBERAL ARTS Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon Thurs 6:30 THE IMPOSTER Fri & Sun 1:00, 9:15 Sat, Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:15

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Page 17 2131 Brook Drive, Maitland FL 32751 sold by Sherri Dyer 1483 Chilean Drive, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Catherine DAmico 804 Viscaya Lane, Altamonte Springs FL 32701 sold by Gwyn Clark SUNDAY 1-4UPDATED HOME IN LAKE MARY3549 Moss Point Place, Lake Mary. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,142SF. Home boasts granite in kitchen and baths, stainless appliances, replumbed in 2008, and meticulous landscaping. Large formal and casual entertaining areas. Master suite has walk-in closet, garden tub and separate shower. Fenced backyard, community pool. $217,000 Sunday, November 11th948 Versailles Circle, Maitland FL 327514 BR | 3 BA | 2,896 SF | $535,000 Pristine pool home with amazing floor plan! Open & airy family room with vault ed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and built-in desk that opens to the fantastic kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and massive granite breakfast bar. The spacious master suite includes a 14x10 attached study/den/ nursery. 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The spacious family room features a fireplace, built-ins and two sets of French doors that lead out to a covered patio and fenced backyard. The master suite offers a large walk-in closet and luxurious bath with soaking tub and dual vanity. A wonderful guest suite with full bath is located above the detached garage! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price from 1-4 PM 1245 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 37894 BR | 3.2 BA | 4,116 SF | $899,000 Amazing one story pool home with a stunning two story formal living room, beautiful fireplace, formal dining room with wet bar and a double-sided fire place! The eat-in kitchen is open to the family room with glass doors and views of the pool. The spacious master suite of fers plenty of privacy, sliding glass doors to a secluded screened patio, two walkin closets and luxurious master bath. The fenced backyard features a sparkling pool, outdoor shower and open patio. Walk or ride bikes down Park Avenue to the shopping district, great restaurants or Central Park! 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Voters turned out early and often at Orange Countys 10 early voting sites, despite a bomb scare that shut down a precinct and reports of long lines at the polls. And Tuesday get-out-the-vote ef forts were pushing to drive some of the 150,000 new registered vot ers in Central Florida to the polls. As a delivery driver handed him more stacks of absentee bal lots, Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles lament ed that voters didnt have more days to vote early compared to 2008. It was almost impossible to reach that number, Cowles said about the 2008 election, when more than 20,000 more votes cast early compared to 2012. Voters had less early voting days this time around. If we had one more full day we could have maybe done it. In all, 127,583 voters more than a third of eligible voters cast their ballots early across Orange County, including 10,980 at the Winter Park Library alone. That particular precinct drew national attention after police were forced to shut it down and detonate two suspicious pack ages that were found outside the Library just before noon on Sat urday, Nov. 3. Mayor Ken Bradley said he came back from an out-of-town trip when the report went out, visiting the precinct while police investigated. electronics nor the black plas found to be harmful after police detonated them. That shutdown led to an out cry from voters who demanded that the precinct be reopened the next day. That was not allowed under Floridas new early voting laws, which curtailed available early voting days from 14 to 8 and outlawed voting on the Sun day before Election Day, a popu lar organized voting day for pre dominantly black churches. A court order Sunday morn ing changed all that, opening the doors of the Winter Park precinct one more day for four hours to allow another 332 voters access to the polls. It seemed like it worked out well, Bradley said. Everybody was there to do their level-head ed best. But there was a catch: The bal lots would be provisional, and subject to scrutiny before they Those with disabilities face an unemployment rate of 41 percent, four times the national average. Page 14 Letters to the editor Lifestyles A new endowment helps kids in need to participate in youth sports programs at the Winter Park YMCA. Page 10 Obituary Merrilee Patterson Crain, vice presi dent and board member of Turnstile Media Group, died Friday, Nov. 2. Page 2 Calendar The Winter Park Concours DElegance car show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on Park Avenue. Page 9 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Naltrexone/Acamprosate for Alcohol2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.winterparkrecoverycenter.com 407-629-0413 Dentel upsets Plakon Salaries below par in Maitland Orange voters brave bomb scare, long lines Maitland employees make about 8.7 percent below market average SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Karen Castor Dentel smiled early Tuesday night, but it was out of nervousness. But as the election results rolled in and the election was all but called in her favor, the smiles were out of joy. The longtime Maitland teacher At press time Tuesday night, nearly 68,000 voters had cast their ballots and she command ed a 53 percent to 47 percent lead. This is all brand new to me, the presumptive winner of Florida House of Represen tatives District 30 said. Its not real to me yet. But the excitement in the room at SoNapa Grille in Mai tland seemed to say more than Dentel could. She had just beaten Republican Rep. Scott Plakon in a race where she had margin. She built on her friend ships, mother and former Florida Sen. Betty Castor said. She created her own campaign because people really trust her. Plakons campaign bus had become an oft-seen eye catcher on the roadways through Or ange and Seminole County dur ing the run up to his general election battle against the new comer Dentel. The Democrat challenger had drawn on the well-known political name that came from both her mother and her sister Florida Rep. Kathy Castor. Nu and police associations also en dorsed her. But it was her fam ily and friends that Betty Castor said supported her from the very start. Concerns over city workers compensation were quelled after the Maitland City Council voted to ees paychecks back up to par. This followed a salary survey last month that revealed employees were working for an average of 8.7 per cent below market average in 2012. The compensation and clas company Evergreen Solutions, re viewed the compensation levels city, comparing the results with those of 11 local target cities, in cluding Winter Park and Altamonte Springs, and nine additional target areas, including Orlando and Or ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see VOTE on page 2 PHOTO BY STEVEN BARNHART THE OBSERVER Folks campaign outside the Winter Park Public Library during early voting on Friday. Please see ELECTION on page 3 Please see COUNCIL on page 3 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Karen Castor Dentel celebrates her victory on Tuesday night at SoNapa Grille in Mait land. She inched out Rep. Scott Plakon for the State House of Representatives Seat 30. On the national stage, networks called the race for President Barack Obama at 11 p.m.

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New York Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Merrilee Patterson Crain, vice president and board member of Turnstile Media Group, publisher of the Winter Park-Maitland Ob server and Seminole Voice, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. of complications from cancer. She would have turned 70 on Nov. 27. Francis X. Farrell, president and CEO of Turnstile, said Merrilees passing leaves the company feeling a great sense of loss and an even greater sense of gratitude. Merrilee had a generous and direct way of sharing the things that concerned her as well as the things that pleased her, he said. While many have worried about testing new digital platforms or new marketing strategies, Mer rilee always remained interested, people and the families who sup port them. Turnstiles family mourns Merrilees passing with the rest of the Crain family, but the legacy of Merrilees caring way endures and strengthens us and the products we create. Merrilee was active in chari table, business and family activi ties. She served on the board of the Orlando Museum of Art, started the Gourmet Gala for the March of Dimes in Chicago, and was a board member of the Hub bard Street Dance Company and the Goodman Theatre. A woman of many talents and interests, Merrilee helped design the Crains Bermuda-style home in Windermere, Fla., and the which also publishes Golfweek and Professional Artist maga zines. Husband Rance Crain is chairman of Turnstile and presi dent of Crain Communications, publisher of Advertising Age and Automotive News. Merrilee was secretary and a board member for Crain. One of her proudest accom plishments was authoring a book on her Patterson family history fathers parents bought in 1919. The Craigville, Mass., cottage, which the family still owns, was bought for $4,025. She painted her rendition of the cottage for her book. Merrilee was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Providence, R.I. She grew up in Winnetka, Ill., where she graduated from New Trier High School. After attending The University of Illinois, she gradu ated from The Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and worked in the engineering department of IBM in Evanston, Ill. Merrilee met her husband in 1965 on a blind date arranged by Rances brother, Keith. They were married eight months later. The couple raised their two daugh ters, Heather and Cindi, in Lake Forest, Ill., and now have six grandchildren. They split their time between Windermere and Centerville, Mass. Merrilee was an extraor dinary woman, her husband said. Its very rare that a person combines creativity and intuition with a practical side but Merrilee did. She came up with elegant solutions to problems that eluded the rest of us, and people gravitated to her for advice and counsel. We will miss her love, her pixyish sense of humor, her generosity and her invincible can-do spirit. Merrilee is survived by Rance, her mother, Frances, who turned 100 this year, her brother Pat Patterson, her daughters Heather and Cindi, and six grandchildren, Candace, Ramsay, Emery, Ever ett, Grayson and Atlas. Donations The family requests that chari table donations go to Dr. Robert Giuntolis research team at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University and write Dr. Robert Giuntoli in the memo line. Mail to: Johns Hopkins Kelly Gyneco logic Oncology Service Attn: Ms. Margie Wasson 100 North Charles Street, Suite 318 Baltimore, MD 21201 Merrilee Crain, 69, had invincible spirit day morning Cowles made it of Park provisional ballots. On Tuesday, the polls opened again, and Rollins College student Brock Monroe went to a bus stop in the middle of campus. On the other end of the route, the poll ing precinct at Winter Park High Schools ninth grade center wait ed with empty ballots. Its been a good turnout so far, Monroe said at 1 p.m. Tues day. The lines were bad this morning, but theyre not as long now. Monroe volunteered with the nonpartisan The Democracy Proj ect at the college to get students excited about voting and drive them to the polls on a 15-passen ger bus. When some students arrived, they were greeted by a daunting wait rather than a brisk exercise in democracy. Some said they were afraid they couldnt vote because the wait was too long, Monroe said. Cowles had been touring the countys 227 voting locations all morning, seeing lines rang ing from 20 minutes to 3 hours, the longest in areas where recent development led to population booms. With another six hours left be fore polls closed, Cowles said he was hoping for a big turnout. Well wait and see how the numbers add up tonight, he said. VOTE | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Merrilee Crain

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Mica cruises to win The vote quickly pointed to a win for Congressman John Mica as her greeted friends in the Sher aton Orlando Downtown Hotel, victorious over challenger Jason Kendall in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 congressional seat. Mica earned 59 percent of the vote to Kendalls 41 percent, with more than 292,000 ballots cast. At the end of a long day, Mica was already talking about projects he was working on throughout campaign season, including the morning of the election. Its been a hectic day, he said. In a year of escalating cam paign spending nationwide, Mica had out-raised Kendall in the gen eral election by a factor of nearly 50:1. But Mica credited his experi ence, and his style of campaigning like he was behind in the polls, for helping him to victory. I think it says the people thought I did a good job, Mica said. But youve got to redouble voters. Some of them Ive never represented before. Mica was long expected to win the seat, which was redistricted in 2010, placing Mica and fellow incumbent Sandy Adams in the same district for the Republican primary in August. After beat ing Adams, the election seemed to be a more assured proposition for Mica. But Kendall, banking on an Internet marketing campaign, hoped to become the David to Micas Goliath. I think I just proved that you can do a lot without a lot of fund ing, Kendall said. Im glad I kept my integrity and didnt get touched by any special interest money. His campaign already behind him as the screens still glowed with statistics, Mica said he hoped to jumpstart job growth in the area. My focus on the next couple months is trying to save jobs in Central Florida, he said. Were looking at cutbacks in the simu lation industry, and we need to make sure we dont lose ground. Weve got a lot of work to do. ange County. Brian Wolfe, of Evergreen Solutions, presented the survey results to the Council at its Oct. 22 meeting, indicat ing that in general, compensation levels were below market value while tenure is above average. He said two-thirds of city employees fell below market range, with the other third above the midpoint of their pay range. Weve recommended to improve the competitiveness of the pay plan par ticularly to address the more critically below-market positions, Wolf said. But, he said, the current design and im plementation of compensation system is sound. budget is a overall merit-based salary increase of 2.5 percent, which follows a 2 percent merit increase in 2012 the citys ager Sharon Anselmo said. To match the suggestions of the salary survey, at the Oct. 22 Council meeting, the Council ap proved a 4.5 percent change in the pay Anselmo said the city last hired an outside consultant to provide a sal ary survey in 2001, and held an inter nal review in 2006. This years survey reviewed the citys 204 employees, out side of the city clerk and city manager, through pay scale analysis and focus groups with workers. The study revealed that some upperlevel workers were earning up to 20 per cent below the average in comparable cities. The survey concluded that with director and supervisory positions fall ing furthest behind, necessary pay plan adjustments were needed. I dont know how people are liv ing, Councilwoman Bev Reponen said following the review of the city employ ee compensation, encouraging the city to approve the studys proposed salary increases. Councilman Ivan Valdes was weary of too high of increases, stating hed pre fer the city spend extra dollars hiring stantial raises to existing ones. He said the city needs to be sure that it is hiring With the survey suggestions getting approval from Council, Anselmo said new pay scale, taking in account chang es in personnel since the survey was completed. I think weve learned we need to look internally and see where were at every couple years, she said. We need to look and see where we stand with our peers to stay competitive. ELECTION | Winter Park Republican John Mica coasts to easy victory in the redrawn U.S. House District 7 C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE COUNCIL | Maitland employees will see a 4.5 percent raise in April 2013 C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE John Mica Go-karts for a cause at parade PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Goldenrod Bahia Shriners speed down Aloma Avenue during the The 34th annual Goldenrod Festival and Parade on Oct. 27.

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Page 4 Orange Bank broken into Police responded to an alarm at Orange Bank, 925 S. Orlando Ave., on Oct. 23. A glass door had been smashed in. The suspect, who is believed to have been involved in similar incidents, is described as a thin male wearing a dark skull cap, white surgical mask, long sleeved hood ed shirt with strips, dark pants and knit gloves. Anyone with information should call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. Glenridge support person nominated Orange County Public Schools has chosen ve employees as nalists for the 2013 Support Person of the Year. The winner will be announced during the OCPS Sup port Person of the Year Awards Ceremony in January 2013. This years nalists in clude Carol Feiner, a paraprofessional for the severely handicapped at Glenridge Middle School. Carol says her goal in life is to help her students and adults achieve more independence in school and the community. Polasek museum needs volunteers The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is in need of new volunteers to lead museum tours, assist with garden maintenance and answer guest ques tions. No experience is required and the museum has needs in multiple areas. For information visit polasek.org or contact volunteer@polasek.org or 407-647-6294. Pediatric cancer groups to receive philanthropy awards Ben Watson, a 16-year-old who rasied more than $75,000 to ght pediatric cancer, will be awarded the Youth in Phi lanthropy Award during the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day. Margaret Guedes, CEO and founder of Kids Beating Cancer, will received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards are funded by the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. Socks for Seniors needs local coordinators Socks for Seniors, a community project to collect and distribute new socks to area nursing homes, is looking for area coordinators near Winter Park. Sign up at SocksForSeniors.com/register.html Area students attending Clemson Caroline Hays Cassidy of Maitland; Willam Cannon Dance of Winter Park; Kali McK endree Kupp of Orlando; and Lindsay Ann Seel of Winter Park all enrolled at Clem son University for the fall semester. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Grace C. McCreery, 90, passed on September 27, 2012. She touched so many lives during her journey. She had a special way of meeting a stranger and immediately turning them into a lifelong friend from the cashier at the super market to the Yorkies in her neighbors yard. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her sense of humor (which was contagious) & the deep love she had for her family! She was preceded in passing by her husband of 49 years, Lester McCreery. ey loved to travel and toured the West in their camper and nally retired in Casselberry, Florida. Gracie was an active member of the Casselberry Senior Center & St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, FL. She loved doing cras, collecting frogs of all sorts and just being with people. Anyone who knew her loved her! She is survived by her two children, son Gerald McCreery & his wife Barbara from Bethlehem Twp., PA & her daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Charney of Easton, PA. Gracie had 4 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. ere was a quiet family ceremony at the Glen Haven Memorial Park on October 5, 2012. Donations may be made to Hospice of Maitland, FL. She is nally with her love Lester and the Lord. 7 9 0 1 Kin g s p o in t e P a r kwa y S u it e 2 8 O r la n d o FL 3 2 8 1 9 O f f ic e : 40 7 -3 5 1 -1 5 7 3 Fa x: 40 7 -6 41 -9 0 9 0 AD PROOF LAS ER FO O T S U R G ER Y INS TITU TE LLC C o n t a c t Ag e n c y P h o n e Fa x (407) 341-7484 (407) 876-1963 Ext. Cell Ac c o u n t R e p MADELINE Proof carefully for spelling and general layout. We cannot assume responsibility for errors after this proof is approved. Please fax back or call with changes. X AP P R O VAL R EAD Y TO P R INT DR RICHARD M. COWIN DR RICHARD M. COWIN 1 1 0 1 1 2 ISSUE 1/4 AD SIZE $ 3 5 1 .0 0 TOTAL DUE FOR THIS AD THIS ISSUE Community Bulletin Charter school teaches Hispanic heritage Orlando Science Charter Schools celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at the school. Students enter tained guests by portraying famous historical gures, while Maria Emma Fernandez, a Co lombian artist and historian shared various Hispanic cultural props. Credit union helps library Gary Teramae, President/CEO at Gulf States Credit Union, received the Judy Schmidt Partnership Award on Oct. 18 during the Maitland Librarys open house. The award recognized the credit union for providing a matching award for new computers in the youth area. The Learning and Cultural Centers rst anniversary was celebrated during the open house and new reno vations were highlighted. Pictured: Victoria Johnson shows Teramae how she is using one of the new com puters for her homework at the Maitland Public Library.

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Page 5 M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om* Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 Now you can accumulate money for your r etir ement without the risks of market downturns by annuity. When the market goes down, your accumulated value stays put until another upswing guaranteed. Its something youve seen many times beforeand will probably see again. The market goes up, then comes down. Then up, then down again. I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. I f th e m a r k e t f a l l s a g a i n rest easier knowing your retirement savings wont fall with it Guaranteed. W h e n City of Longwood Citizens Bank of Florida Longwood Branch Florida Home Improvement Associates Lake Mary Chiropractic Orlando Health-South Seminole Sunrail The Orlando Sentinel United Legacy Bank Longwood Branch Waste Pro USA Y360, Yachter Chiropractic November 17th & 18th, 2012 36th Business Briefs Winter Park small businesses 9th Letter Press held its grand opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27. It is a turn-of-the-century style studio, featuring a vintage, 118-yearold letterpress. Guests met founder Isabel Ibanez (pictured) and co-founder Sheli Scar borough. The shop is located at 976-C Or ange Ave., Winter Park. Alan C. Sheppard, Jr. shareholder in Green berg Traurig graduated from the University of Alabama College of Law with an LL.M. in taxation, magna cum laude. Axia Public Relations named Michelle Heatherly as its new director of client en gagement. Heatherly comes to Axia after spending six years as the director of market ing for Baileys Powerhouse Gym. Full Sail is proud to announce that it has once again been named one of Orlando Busi ness Journals Best Places to Work. This is the third year in a row that the Orlando Busi ness Journal has named the university with this honor in the Mega size category. Beppy Owen, shareholder at AkermanSentertt was recently elected to The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Board of Trustees. Owen is an Orlando-based share holder who works in the rms Corporate Practice Group. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST WINNER Maitland resident Ava, right, is this years Halloween Costume Contest winner. She was an ant invading a picnic table. Runners up were Natalies three boys, ages 12, 8 and 6, dressed as old men. See all the photo contest entries at wpmobserver.com/photos/galleries 9th Letter Press founder Isabel Ibanez

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Page 6 Utilizing a federal-aid grant (Safe Routes to Schools), the city recently completed a project in on Thistle Lane from Old Colony Lane to Mohawk Trail. These de vices are islands that restrict lane ating through the area. Barracuda Building Corporation of Apopka performed the construction for the amount of $89,251. The project, designed by EAC Consulting Inc., consists of eight islands with drought resistant landscaping, pavement resurfac ing at the north and south ends of the project, irrigation to the northernmost and southernmost islands, sidewalks, new pavement The landscaping consists of Cabbage Palmetto in the island north of Old Colony Lane and combinations of Perennial Peanut, Bulbine, Dwarf Yaupon, Parsoni Juniper and Coontie in all the is lands. Thanks go to JCR Consult ing of Maitland for the landscape and irrigation plans. Charlie Wallace Transportation Engineer City of Maitland City of Maitland presents: Movie in the Park featuring Mirror Mirro on Saturday On Nov. 10 the city of Mait land Leisure Services Department presents Movie in the Park fea turing Mirror Mirror, the lat est interpretation of the Brothers Grimm classic tale Snow White. In this version of Snow White, the evil queen (played by Julia Roberts) exiles Snow White the princess (played by Lily Col lins) who must regain control over her kingdom with the help of seven resourceful men. The free movie event will be presented on our gigantic 40-foot Quinn Strong Park located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Food and snacks will also be available for purchase. Bring your blankets and chairs and well bring the stars! Season of Light comes to Maitland on Dec. 1 FA LA LA LA LA! On Dec. 1, lights will dance throughout Lake Lily Park as city sidewalks, busy sidewalks are dressed in holiday style in Maitland. Music will be presented at the Overlook Stage beginning at 5 p.m. Later, Santa Claus and the mayor of Maitland will throw the switch to light up Lake Lily Park and start the city holiday festivities. Food trucks, entertainment from the Maitland Middle School Wind Ensemble, Maitland Middle School Chamber Singers, Maitland Middle School Orchestra and dancers from the Maitland Colby Dance Studio will delight one and all. Mark your calendars for Dec. 1 as the city of Maitland celebrates the holiday season. Mailtand City Council Agenda of Nov. 12 City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 12 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Indepen dence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Special Presentations Signing Maitland City Coun cil Honorable Character Oath Proclamation New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children Lake Eulalia Water Improve ment Project Marissa Williams Decision Items: Appointment Code of Con duct Committee Councilman Valdes Ravaudage Project Impact Fee Commoditization Ft. Maitland Police Boat House Ordinance Charter Amend ments Lake Catherine ROW/Side walk Agreement Ordinance Shoreline Protec tion Revision For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com FOR LEASING INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT rffntb JOINING NATIONAL TENANTS NOW O PEN 130 E Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs PictureShow Cinemas sip, stroll & shopPark Avenue, downtown Winter Park Thursday, November 15, 2012 5 8:30 p.m. Sip, stroll and shop at your favorite Park Avenue area merchants. Enjoy food and drink pairings and special savings during Red Bag Days the downtown Winter Park pre-holiday shop local event of the year!Tickets: $25 in advanceIncludes complimentary wine glass and Red Bag Days shopping bag Reserve your glass at ExperienceParkAvenue.com or call 407-644-8281 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Thistle Lane calming devices SANTA CONTEST LETTERS TO Kids, submit your letters to Santa, starting with The gift I most want to give is The winner of the contest will ride in the 60th Annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade on Dec. 1 and receive a special prize package, including tickets to Winter in the Park and the Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast and a $50 gift certicate to the Sheraton Orlando North Hotels Grande Caf. The winning letter will be published in The Winter Park-Maitland Observer. All entries will appear on the website. Letters to Santa Contest entries are to be no longer than one page and are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, either by email, editor@observernewspapers.com, or physical mail, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835. Authors must live in the Winter Park, Maitland, College Park, Baldwin Park or Goldenrod area. Include a phone number, address, email address and authors name. Good luck! Sponsored by:

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Page 7 Honoring Winter Park heroes On Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will be presenting its second annual Vet erans Day Celebration. This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans in Winter Park at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater located at 721 W. New England Ave. If you have served in any mili tary campaign or military branch in honor of our nations freedom, please make plans to attend. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations begin with musical tributes, anec dotal speakers and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches and campaigns served. We look forward to hon oring you for your service to our country. For more information, please call 407-599-3428. Work session There will be a City Commis sion work session Monday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers prior to the regu lar City Commission meeting. The water and sewer rate study and, time permitting, electric util ity underground policies, will be discussed at this work session. The meeting is open to the public, however, no public comment will be taken. City Commission meeting Immediately following the work session, there will be a City Commission meeting at 3:30 p.m. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report Winter Park Police Department Zabala Board Appointment Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Inc. Consent Agenda Approve the minutes of Oct. 22. Approve various purchases, contracts and formal solicitations (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark.org/ccpackets) Approve Radio Disneys NBT (Next Big Thing) On Tour Concert event in Central Park Sept. 21, 2013. Approve the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame request to be placed on the City Annual Events list. Award utility services electron ic bill presentment and payment to Payment Service Network Inc. and authorize the mayor to ex ecute the contract. Approve the interlocal agree ment with the cities of Altamonte Springs and Maitland for con struction and cost sharing of sewer utility improvements as sociated with the Gateway Drive Extension Project. Action Items cation Crealde School of Art Streetscape/bricking of New England and Interlachen avenues in conjunction with Alfond Inn construction Water and sewer rate study results (and possible action) from work session Public Hearings Request of the city of Winter Park: First reading of the ordinance to amend tree removal compen sation requirements, use of the Tree Replacement Fund, provide exemption from requiring a tree removal permit, and establish en forcement procedure for remov ing hazardous trees. Appeal the Winter Park Histor ic Preservation Commission deci of Review; request for alterations and an addition property located at 1005 Lakeview Drive. Ravaudage Home Acres an nexation Second reading of the ordi nance annexing the 51+/acres of Ravaudage or Home Acres gener ally bounded by Bennett, Monroe and Orlando Avenues and Lee Road Interlocal agreement to annex 1211 and 1101 Lewis Drive First reading of the ordinance annexing the property at 600 Lee Road and that portion of Inter state 4 contiguous to the property within the city at 2684 Lee Road. Requests of Wawa: Second readings of the ordi nances to partially vacate and abandon the easement located at 901 and 911 N. Orlando Ave. Requests of Heartwood 20, LLC: Second readings of the ordi nances to amend sections of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan to increase the residential density for and limited to the property at 444 W. New England Ave. Find the Commissions full agenda at cityofwinterpark.org Operation Gratitude Its not too late to donate to Operation Gratitude, a program designed to collect candy and gifts for American service men and women. Donations are ac cepted until Saturday, Nov. 10, at Station 61, Station 62, Station 64, City Hall, and Winter Park Pub lic Library. Items will also be col lected at the citys Veterans Day Celebration Friday, Nov. 9. CoffeeTalk Please join Commissioner Tom McMacken Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Savannah Court and CoeExcellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 At Savannah, it feels just like home. Its safe, convenient and the food is excellent. And of course, my mom is a huge fan of Bingo! Ernestine & her daughter PatriciaAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. WINTER PARK Home of the Winter Park STARS Competition Cheer TeamWelcome to Winter Park Cheer Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling facility! We are home to the Winter Park Stars All Star cheerleading Teams and one of the training facilities for the Nationally Ranked Winter Park High School Cheerleaders! 2011-2012 UCA National Champions All levels of All Star Competitive Cheer Mommy & Me Classes Stunting Classes Tumbling Classes for all ages & levels Competitive dance Birthday parties 6870 Stapoint Ct Winter Park, FL 32793 (Near 436 & Hanging Moss Rd.)After school pick up and programs available Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida 407-982-4319 www.ClassicIronBeds.com All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations Order now in time for the Holidays

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Page 8 Three hundred and ninety-six fensive games of the season be hind them. In a 42-17 trouncing cylinders, on the ground and in the air. Now cruising on a 5-0 run in Conference USA, the Knights will hit the road for the longest road trip theyll take, all the way to El Paso for a Saturday showdown. The Miners (2-7, 1-4) have strug gled all season, scoring less than two touchdowns in four of their games. And only twice have they held an opponent to less than four touchdowns. Thats good news for the Knights, who have dominated of fensively and defensively in the last few games, winning their last three by an average spread of 27 points. Much of the Knights massive yardage as of late has come cour tesy of running back Latavius Murray, whos having a banner year as a senior. Hes carried the ball more than 150 yards in three straight games, helping energize the UCF run game. Thats just what he did in the Knights homecoming rout of SMU, taking the ball 23 times and racing for 155 total yards, an average of 6.7 per carry. He also was quarterback Blake Bortles favorite target of the night, grab bing two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Knights also confused the Mustangs with a three-quarter back rotation in the game, with Calabrese throwing a pass each for 28 and 17 yards respectively. Godfreys third-quarter pass to pass since he was starting quar terback last season. Godfrey, who has been converted to wide receiver for this season, also had two catches in the game. UCF will be looking to keep up their momentum heading into the of them played against conference p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Rollins A last-minute forfeit by North Carolina State had the Tars with out a game on Saturday after noon. The Tars are 1-1 so far in their second season of club foot ball, part of their resurgence after than 60 years. The Tars edged Kennesaw State 34-29 to start the season but fell in a narrow loss to Brevard Cape Coast Sports Academy 2419 on Oct. 20. Theyll host Virginia Commonwealth on Nov. 10, with A Photographic Visit to Greece by Josh GarrickFriday, November 9, 2012 6 pm to 9 pmSyndicated writer, photographer, curator and lecturer Josh Garrick brings us his NEW photographs, from a month in Greece where he was afforded unprecedented opportunities to photograph the Acropolis temples including the Parthenon and the treasures inside the new Acropolis Museum. And giving us BOTH SIDES of Greece, the treasures of Greece will be joined by colorful new photographic installations of street life in Athens NOW Admission to Culture & Cocktails is FREE to A&H Members, and $5 for not-yet-members.407-522-3906 A Photographic Visit to Greece by Josh Garrick November 9, 2012 Fredlund Fine Arts Is now carrying the works of Spanish artiste Lace Shawl Oil on CanvasFredlund Fine Arts 1143 Orange Ave. Winter Park Hours: 11 to 6 Tues. thru Fri. 10 to 5 Saturdays 407-622-0102Fredlundgallery.comAntonio NavarroIn business for 25 years In a bizarre twist on their sea son, the Eagles picked up their in the same night. Edgewater (3-6, 3-1) beat Lake Howell (3-6, 2-2) for 3, sealing their shot at the regional championship tournament. The Eagles again turned to quarterback J.B. Woodman for nected on 15 passes for 184 yards to bamboozle the Lake Howell defense. Meanwhile the Silver Hawks waged an air war of their own with more than 220 yards from QB Garrett Kruczek. But by the time Kruczeks arm got go ing, the Eagles were already long gone. the season in style at the 60th an nual Battle for the Barrel, hosting Boone (5-4, 1-2). That game kicks Winter Park Winter Parks district-clinching game Nov. 2 against Timber Creek could have been the Wildcats big gest win of the season. Instead it turned into one of their biggest losses. The Wolves (8-1, 3-1) domi nated the Wildcats (3-6, 2-2) from the outset, leaping ahead and set ting the tone early in a game that would rapidly become a blowout, ending 49-14. As Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick got busy running for 170 yards, his teams defensive line went to work dismantling quarterback Asiantii Woulard would be sacked nearly 10 times repeatedly threw him to the Wolves. Woulard would contribute to only one score in the entire game, running the ball 19 yards into the end zone. Backup quarterback fael Lopes for a 65-yard pass play score of the night. The loss ended the Wildcats hopes for a postsea son, with Timber Creek taking the loss dealt for their postseason, the Wildcats have a promising shot at 7, 1-3) for a 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. UCF Knights dominate C-USA ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Eagles clinch playoffs, Cats out ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Latavius Murray is having a banner year as a redshirt senior, carrying for more than 150 yards in three straight games for the Knights.

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Page 9 NOVEMBER Westchester of Winter Park Assisted Living Residence and Regents Park of Winter Park will feature a collection box in their lobbies for local food pantries. Call 407-285-7198. NOV. 8 Arborescences, a site-specic instal lation will be held at Stardust Video and Coffee from Thursday, Nov. 8, until Thurs day, Nov. 29, with an opening reception on Nov. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy Hour for Hunger will be at the Winter Park Village on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit WinterPark.org The Holocaust Center in Maitland will host a class on Judaism on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Contact info@holocaustedu.org or 407628-0555. The Central Florida Anthropological So cietys November lecture will be on The Practical Application of Physical An thropology to Crime Scene Investiga tions. The lecture will be at Leu Gardens on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Email kagi dusko@hotmail.com or call 321-9483994. A Pedaling For Parkinsons Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center. For information, contact 407-644-3606 or tcallanan@cfymca.org The YMCAs Diabetes Prevention Program is offering Central Florida residents free onsite screenings at the Crosby YMCA Family Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 407-644-3606. Westchester assisted living residence will feature Ask the doc?, an information series by Dr. Harinath Sheela of the Diges tive and Liver Center of Florida, on Thurs day, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call 407-679-5555. NOV. 9 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present its annual Best of Broadway musical revue from Friday, Nov. 9, until Monday, Nov. 26. Call 407-920-4034. Winter Parks Veterans Day Celebration is Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center. Call 407-5993428. The Winter Park Playhouse will perform Steppin Out With Irving Berlin, Nov. 9 through 18 and Nov. 29 through Dec. 15. Call 407-645-0145 or visit Winter ParkPlayhouse.org. The Morse Museum has resumed free admission on Friday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. The museum will also feature live music, art demonstrations and special tours on select nights. NOV. 10 Winter Park Presbyterian Churchs annual Alternative Global Christmas Market will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. un til 1:30 p.m., at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. Call 407-647-1467. Baldwin Brew Fest will take place on New Broad Street on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Purchase a wristband for $25 online, $30 day of. Visit Baldwin BrewFest.com The Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m., at 12901 Moss Park Road. Visit FreetoBreathe.org/ orlando Saturday, Nov. 10, the Tarower Chapter of FNPS will host a walk through Semi nole Forest The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the lake on Wekiva River Road. Release the Hounds, hosted by the Stephanie James Foundation, is Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. in Baldwin Park. Visit StephanieJamesFoundation. org or PawsCare.org Scouting for Food donation pick-up is Saturday, Nov. 10, before 8 a.m. The col lected food placed outside homes in the provided bag will be distributed by the Second Harvest Food Bank. NOV. 11 The Polasek Gardens Chamber Concert Series will present Ayako Yonetani, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The acoustic concert is limited to 50 seats and costs $30. The 11th Annual Winter Park Concours DElegance will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Visit WinterParkConcours.com NOV. 14 The Baldwin Park Half Marathon & 5k is Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will start at Audubon Park Elementary School. Visit EpicSportsMarketing.com Winter Park and the Garden of Earth ly Delights: Gilded Age Florida, will be presented by Dr. Gary Mormino on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Casa Feliz. The lecture will be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There is no cost, but reser vations are necessary. Contact 407-6472330 or museum@wphistory.org Flowers for Fall & Winter Gardens will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Garden Club. The meet ing is free. Call 407-644-5770. Optimistic Voices, with Shawn Kilgo re, will be presented in the Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tick ets are $20. Call 407-645-0145 or visit WinterParkPlayhouse.org NOV. 15 Commissioner Tom McMacken will be at Coffee Talk from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thurs day, Nov. 15, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Sip & Stroll on Park Avenue is Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Visit Winter Park.org The Winter Park Institute will host Martin Luther King III on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel. Both events are free. Visit WinterParkInstitute.org The Orange Audubon Society will host Karen DeVos in The Life and Times of Marjorie Rawlings: A One-Woman Show on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens. Visit OrangeAudubonFL.org NOV. 16 Winter in the Park holiday ice skat ing rink returns to Winter Parks Central Park West Meadow from Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 6. Call 407-5993203 or visit CityofWinterPark.org/WITP Date Night at the Art & History Museums Maitland, is Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org Charyli boutique is having its one-year anniversary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 407-455-1983. Calendar INVITE YOU TO REGISTER TO WIN A CHANCE TO ATTEND AN ADVANCE SCREENINGNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of prize assumes any and all risks related to the use of the prize and accepts any restrictions speci ed thereon or required by the prize provider or venue. Location of seating (if any) is subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged,transferred or redeemed for cash. We are not responsible if recipient is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part, or for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. Void where prohibited.WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:30PM AT REGAL WINTER PARK TO GET YOUR FREE PASS FOR TWO, GO TO GOFOBO.COM/RSVP AND ENTER CODE WPMOB5UB I-4 LANE CLOSURES Paving on westbound Interstate 4 near the Fairbanks curve will occur on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two lanes will be closed at the beginning of each day with one opening by noon. NOV. 9: From Both Sides Now From Both Sides Now Pho tographs of the Treasures of Ancient Greece, part of the Art & History Museums Mai tlands Culture & Cocktails, will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit ArtandHistory. org or call 407-539-2181. INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING For your chance to win a pair of complimentary passes, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code: WPMOVFLXTHIS FILM IS RATED R No one under 17 will be admitted without parent or guardian. No purchase necessary. While supplies last. IN SELECT THEATERS NOVEMBER 16TH

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Page 10 Lifestyles For nearly 50 years, members of the Colling family have called the Winter Park YMCA their sec ond home. Lee Jay Colling was on the founding board of the Winter Park Y in the 1960s, getting his family involved in the process from little league to board leadership. Weve just always been YMCA people. In our family Lee said. His son Stewart would start in the Ys youth basketball league, and work his way up, 40 years later, to president of the YMCA board. Stewart learned to dribble on the Ys court as a kid going to Lakemont Elementary, and per fected his shots late at night pry ing the gyms doors open after dark when he was a high schooler at Winter Park High. He and his friends would play until the cops the windows and kicked them out. school Stewart moved his prac tices to a gym down the road at Rollins College as a member of the schools basketball team in the late s, and then across the pond after graduation playing on a touring team in Europe in 1981. After that it was back to the Win ter Park YMCA, where he played in a 3-on-3 Thursday night league, and brought his ever-growing family to learn and grow just like his father had with his siblings and him. We started bringing our kids here in baby carriages, and then they were in soccer cleats, volley ball knee pads, and soon, full-out Nancy Kazyk Colling says of the pairs children, Clay, 22, Casey, 18, and Jackson, 15. In April 2009, when Stewart, a successful local trial lawyer, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at age 49, it only made sense, Nancy said, to recommend Stewarts friends and family to send donations to the Winter Park YMCA in his honor. She was shocked and hon ored when, within weeks, $30,000 had been donated in his name. She says as the mourning period passed, the Collings looked to move forward while also honor ing Stewart, always coming back to their ties with the Y. On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Y along, with the Collings and more than 100 members of the com munity, came together in Stew Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund, which will sponsor kids in need with scholarships to par ticipate in youth sports programs at the Winter Park YMCA. With $200,000 in the fund, starting next year, Winter Park YMCA Execu tive Director Bud Oliver says it should be able to provide 150 kids with scholarships to play sports at the Y. Our goal is to establish a fund thats going long-term to take In 2011, he said, the Winter Park YMCA gave out $350,000 in assis tance funding $130,000 of that coming from fundraisers, and the rest from the Ys general funding budget. Stewarts endowment, he said, will be able to help fund youth sports scholarships. Nancy said she hopes the fund will grow every year, so that as time goes on more and more chil dren will get the opportunity to enjoy the Ys programming as her husband and kids have, while also keeping Stewarts name, memory and love for the Y alive. The more years that go on, the less people around here will remember Stewart but its go ing to be cool that years from now when my kids are involved and running this fund that their dads really great while doing some In months to come, a plaque in honor of Stewart will be placed in the Winter Park Ys gymnasium now renovated from the days when hed break in for extra prac tice. But, Nancy says, the gym still serves the same purpose: teaching kids life lessons through sports in a safe, friendly environment. My hope is that one day years down the road, some 10-yearold kid will be in there shooting hoops and look up and see the plaque and ask, Whos that guy? and that someone will tell them serves to be remembered, and I cant think of any better way than 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 11/2012 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620.WINNER: ICAA INDUSTRY INNOVATOR AWARDFor The Mayf lower/Rollins College Lifelong Learning Program THE RIGH T DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNIT Y [ for the whole family ] MAY 901 Braswell Ad_WPO.indd 1 10/15/12 1:43 PM YMCA legacy continues PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Nancy Kazyk Colling started the Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund in the name of her late husband, who spent a lifetime on the basketball court, and most of it at the WInter Park Y. Endowment will dole out 150 sports league scholarships to needy kids SARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about the Stewart L. Colling Endowment Fund and how to contribute, you can contact Bud Oliver at the Winter Park YMCA at boliver@cfymca.org. For information about the YMCA and the youth sports program the fund will support, go to ymcacentralorida.com/y-locations/ winter-park or visit the Y at 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park.

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Page 11 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 10, 2012 Historic Lawton House & Lawton Elementary Downtown Oviedo, FL SPONSORED BY: Great Days Got Talent Finale (Cash prizes) 10 am to 2 pm Main Stage Auditions, Saturday, September 15, 2012 www.GreatDayOviedo.org Visit our Festival Website FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING FREE SHUTTLE PRESENTING SPONSORThis festival is a scholarships and grants for 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival GREAT DAY IN THE COUNTRY fundraiser to help provide local schools & charities NOV. 8 Trinity Preparatory School will per form the one-act Tigers Be Still on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. Visit trini typrep.org or call 407-671-4140. NOV. 9 The Morse Museum has resumed free admission on Friday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. The museum will also fea ture live music, art demonstrations and special tours on select nights. The second Friday of every month and ev ery Friday from Nov. 23 to Dec. 28 will feature music from 5 to 8 p.m., tours of the new Tiffany wing will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 8; and April 12. Family tours of the galleries will be Dec. 14 and Feb. 8 at 5:15 p.m. with a stained-glass demonstration at 6 p.m. NOV. 10 Mirror Mirror will be the Movie in the Park on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Quinn Strong Park in Maitland. NOV. 11 The First Academy a Christ-cen tered K through 12 college preparato ry school, will hold an open house on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 407-206-8602 or visit TheFirstAcad emy.org Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras Sunday, Nov. 11, recital will showcase this seasons Annual Concerto Com petition Finalists The free recital will be at 6:30 p.m. at the College Park Baptist Church. NOV. 17 The Art & History Museums Mai tland will host Family Days at the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the A&Hs Waterhouse Resi dence Museum. Families will create silhouettes of each other. Admission is free with regular museum admission, for more information, please visit Ar tandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181. ONGOING Maitland Public Library events: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 to 5 p.m. for grades K through 5 is Culture Club: !Vamos a Mexico! Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. is Ad ventures With Books. At 7 p.m. is LCC Cultural Southern Cook meets Gluten-free Cooking. Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. is Share a Title Book Club. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10: 30 a.m. is F.o.l.d Origami clubs meeting. Second Saturday National Gaming Day is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., is PAM Creative Writing. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. is LCC meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. is Culture Club Mexico, for K through fth-grade. The Library 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. Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 is 4 p.m. Mondays. Call 407647-7700 to register or for more in formation. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Greek Fest offers traditional dances PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Orlando Greek Fest, held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Nov. 2-4, featured performances from the Hellenic Dance Troupe and authentic Greek food and beverages. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Natascha Fields, left, and Tina Watkins enjoy some Warsteiner in a traditional boot at the German American Society of Central Floridas Oktoberfest held on Oct. 27 in Casselberry. Beers in boots at annual Oktoberfest

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Page 12 Homes Observer Homes brought to you by: Fannie Hillman + Associates Serving Central Florida for over 31 years! 407-644-1234 fanniehillman.com Who better knows the real estate in Baldwin Park?Someone who lives there. View: www.4424NewBroadStreet.com 3 Car garage $1,495,0005886 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms 5 fullbaths 2 half baths rfntb bnfttntnn ntnn bftt n btn bbnttnffrbnnn tntnbbnb tbbnnn bbtfb bntnntnnt tftnf bttfnnft bfnntntnn tbn tbnn Realtor Relief Fund helps rebuild homes STEPHEN BAKER Guest Writer Hurricane Sandys destruction left hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed along the east coast, leaving many Americans with out a place to call home. While the full impact of Sandy wont be known for weeks or months, there are a few things we can count on. impact on individual homeowners, ing trends in the real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors, temporary disruptions in sales closings from major weather events will sometimes cause a dip in monthly regional sales, but are usu ally followed by a bounce over the next few months with no impact to underlying demand. Another thing we can predict as a result of this devastation is that the mid-Atlantic will likely see a boost in home construction, as well as jobs. The need to rebuild businesses and homes will create jobs, thus making the impacted regions stronger. And rebuilding communities is something Realtors are very familiar with. For more than 11 years, the Real tor Relief Foundation has provided housing-related assistance to victims of natural disasters and is now work ing with state Realtor associations in quickly as possible. Realtors help build and maintain communities, and its only natural that we come together when so many communities are in need right now. Donations from Realtors across the by Hurricane Sandy, and will help rebuild thousands of homes along the east coast. When natural disasters strike and we see individuals and families losing their homes, we are reminded that homeownership really does matter. Visit www.realtor.org/programs/ realtors-relief-foundation Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, is chairman of the board of directors of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerGwyn ClarkRealtor Sales Assoc.407.645.4321 Mount Dora $1,295,000 5 BR | 5 BA | 6,111 SF Altamonte Springs $550,000 2 BR | 2.5 BA | 1,941 SF Apopka $684,500 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,326 SF

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Page 13 Two luxury homes purchased in Winter Park Stirling Sothebys International Realty brought buyers to the table in two major luxury residential sales in Winter Park re cently. Michelle Hochfelder, an International Luxury Homes Specialist in Stirling So thebys Orlando/Dr. Phillips Marketing Center, represented the buyers in the re cently closed sale of the $1.1 million lux ury home at 113 E. Webster Ave. in Winter Park. The 5,026-square-foot traditional brick residence boasts four bedrooms, ve baths, a spacious guest quarters above the garage, and private landscaped pool and patio, all overlooking the Winter Park Golf Course just one block from cel ebrated Park Avenue. Hochfelder again brought buyers to the table who recently closed on the sale of the $685,000 luxury residence at 1475 Magnolia Ave. in Winter Park. The new custom home by Condev Custom Homes features four bedrooms and three-and-ahalf baths in 3,484 square feet of living space located on a quiet brick street just minutes from Park Avenue and the Winter Park YMCA. Brio Real Estate expands into commercial Brio Real Estate, based in Winter Park, has expanded from residential real estate into commercial real estate. In September, Brio sold two commercial properties, one on Fairbanks Avenue, the other on Corrine Drive. Lou Nimkoff, the principal at Brio Real Estate is not new to commercial, with almost 30 years in the eld. Taylor Morrison bringing smart home system to Florida Taylor Morrison, the nations largest private homebuilder, has launched the Interactive Home system in its north Florida division. Offering complete home automation, features like front door and home camera monitoring, an LCD com mand center, whole-home audio system, selective call intercom and program mable lighting control, the system will revolutionize todays single-family home. The builder currently has 18 properties throughout Central Florida and Jackson ville, with three more slated to open in 2013. Two new business leases brought to area NAI Realvest recently negotiated two new leases a retail lease in Winter Park for a hair designer and an ofce lease in Oviedo for a pool designer totaling more than 3,800 square feet. Associate Mitch Heidrich negotiated a new retail lease of 1,300 square feet at 400 S. Orlando Ave., Suite 112 in Winter Park representing the local tenant, Catwalk Hair Design Inc. Trish Debell of Southeastern Realty repre sented the landlord, New England Court yard LLC of Winter Park. At the same time, Heidrich also negotiated a lease agree ment for 2,514 square feet on behalf of new tenant Advantage Pools & Spas Inc. a local pool designer, at 348 W. State Road 434 in Oviedo. Fannie Hillman sales prices increase Fannie Hillman + Associates saw the average price of its third quarter clos ings increase 9 percent over its average transaction last year. The celebrated Win ter Park Realtor had a third quarter sales volume of just more than $31 million, highlighted by the closing of a $1.48 mil lion Winter Park residence, one of seven million-dollar-plus sides on ve transac tions made by the rm in Maitland and Winter Park during the third quarter. Two of those were lakefront homes. The rms average third quarter sale of $378,344 was up 9 percent over a comparable pe riod last year, and up more than $2,200 per sale over the companys sales made in the second quarter this year. Baldwin Park rm designs Ale House Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers, Planners, based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, recently completed design work for a new Millers Ale House restaurant now under construction at the northwest corner of Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92 near the Winter Park Village. The 12,000-square-foot restaurant will seat about 350 patrons. Real Estate Briefs TEL: 407-896-5520 3018 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803 John Penne8 year resident of Baldwin ParkOrlando Top 100 Real Estate Agents Orlando Magazine December 2011BALDWIN PARK 4097 Wardell 4 plus bedrms/ 3 bath $559900; Southern Style Charleston 2 story; Wood Floors,Plantation Shutters, Fireplace; Corner lot Patio, Fenced yard, loads of extrasRealtors MLS Many Web Sites Sold over 25 homes in Baldwin Park W HO CAN MATC H US! CALL 407-896-5520AFFORDABLE REAL ESTATE COMMISSIONS31/2% Commission Full MLS ServiceCOMPARE THE SAVINGS EMAIL: pennybrokers@earthlink.net WEB: pennybrokersorlando.comSALES PRICE 6% TRADITIONAL BROKER 3.5% PENNY BROKER SELLER SAVES 1% PENNY BROKERS SELLER SAVES $200,000. $12,000. $7,000. $5,000. $2,000. $10,000. $300,000. $18,000. $10,500. $7,500. $3,000. $15,000. $400,000. $24,000. $14,000. $10,000. $4,000. $20,000. $500,000. $30,000. $17,500. $12,500. $5,000. $25,000. $600,000. $36,000. $21,000. $15,000. $6,000. $30,000. $700,000. $42,000. $24,500. $17,500. $7,000. $35,000. $800,000. $48,000. $28,000. $20,000. $8,000. $40,000. $900,000. $54,000. $31,500. $22,500. $9,000. $45,000. $1,000,000. $60,000. $35,000. $25,000. $10,000. $50,000. sold SOLD NEW L I S TING Baldwin Park 3/2 1598 Almond Avenue. $379,900 BALD WIN PARK 3 /2 3-car garage 2600 sq ft. Plus garage apt. $462,900 W inter Park 4/3 3200 sq ft. 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Page 14 Opinions In my only appearance on national television, as we were included in an HGTV show asserted in a very slow manner: When you surround yourself with things you love, you will I could have said it faster, but I believe it even more now than I did then. As my other half is used to hearing: I was right. Last week I did morning spirit on that decorating ap proach and one of her favorite artists. Suzanne Lemons and her husband, Clarke, have a wonder ful art collection. Her brother, Chris, is a well-known local artist and many of his works hang on their walls. Others are custom works focused on family mem bers the furry ones. Gena Semenovs primary works epitomize surrounding yourself with what you love as she captures in portraits the pets her clients adore. Im not sure if fan of her work, but I have long shes created of the Lemons beloved Shih Tzus, Abby (lost a few years ago) and now Jack and Annie. Colorful and fun, as Suzanne remarked about a piece now hanging in her kitchen adjacent to an outside door, You cant walk out the door and look at that painting and be in a ticky We sit about the breakfast table, talk about her art and its Gena says of the Shih Tzu she how she connects with the ani mals she paints and their owners. That portrait hangs just to Su zannes left. I ask Gena about the bright, cheery, yellow and green background. That one I just cre ated. I sort of felt like she needed birds behind her or something side of the table hangs one of Jack and Annie as puppies. But this one, the latest one, is more pat terns around her house. She had I ask how many of Genas works are in the house, and they both have a puzzled look, seem ingly lost in thought. Too many all laugh. A collage Gena did of nine individual portraits of pets the couple has both had dur ing their lives hangs on the wall opposite the table. I love that a collection of the past. Its almost adding to it, and the prospects of needing a bigger wall. Gena says she is both a dog and cat person and has both at home. Her husband is also an art ist, and her daughter, an emerg ing one. Shes 11 but her skills says. Gena no longer travels to shows, but maintains her gypsy at her daughters school, the Maitland Montessori School, for six years. Thats a lot of fun. The kids teach you as much as youre teaching them. Ill teach them art history also, so Ill be cramming to learn about the artists as Im I was asked at school to teach a 4-year-old, and Im thinking to myself, how am I going to because at that age its all about expressing yourself, not neces sarily learning how to draw a says. And I was thinking about it and realized I had a book that I drew in when I was 4. So I pulled it out to look at what I drew. So, zebra that I gave rainbow colors Color is still a big focus for referring to her use of it. And everyone who comes in, thats the oh my gosh, who did these? I cannot tell you how many people Genas are the only works they have of their pets. Genas I love because its nice to work with the animals, see pictures of them, see the house, talk about colors. And like with these guys and, I think with Abby she asked what she liked to do and I said she likes to sit and watch the kids in the park play tennis. She likes to sit and watch the birds. So shes able to incorporate that into the paintings. And with Bond (her horse), too. Thats why hes got the angel above him, because thats me. I think if you walked through this house, every piece in here I could tell you where we bought it, why we have it. The animal ones have the most mean ing because theyre our pets. Everything has a story. Thats the way I feel about art. I would much rather have something with Genas process is easy, de signed to get a full perspective of the animal. If theyre local, Ill come and do a photo shoot of with their photography and then theyll just send me a bunch of pictures. And then Ill look at what Ive got, and we kind of agree on a price and a size and Ill usually do a sketch. I wish I was more complicat ed. What you see is what you get. Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter. Getting veterans back to work with Goodwill training With the job market still in recovery, being a veteran with those with disabilities face an unemployment rate of 41 percent, more than four times the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And as more troops return home, the problem will grow even worse. What can we do to put veterans back to work? A wellwritten resume is a start, but its not enough. The solution lies want, and then working with vets to develop those skills in a nonthreatening environment all while addressing the common challenges of transitioning from As a vocational training specialist at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, I work in part nership with the states Veteran Administration and Department ful work. I assess each persons capabilities for work, and then match them with a 90-day on-thejob training program in Good wills retail stores. Depending on their disability, they might stock inventory, load trucks, list items for sale online or assist with other needed tasks. Their work increases store rev enue, which makes it possible for Goodwill to serve more people in the community with vocational and youth programs. Equally important, participants learn skills like customer service that they can bring to future jobs. And along the way, we coach each person with meeting their goals whether its working long-term at Goodwill, getting hired else where or returning to school. As equal parts advocate, men tor and manager, my role requires a sensitive approach that respects each persons limitations while holding them to a high profes sional standard. The majority of vets dont have trouble showing up for work on time after all, theyre accustomed to the rigors of military life. But they might struggle with angry outbursts as a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder and these are the kinds of challenges we can help them address before getting hired. Weve had many success sto ries. Recently, we hired a vet into a permanent full-time position. he questioned why he needed us. But our program restored his sense of purpose, and he thrived during his training. Today, he tells us that Goodwill changed his life not least of all by saving him from potential homelessness. But the truth is, were only doing our duty to serve those who have served their country. To learn more about Goodwill, visit good Elizabeth Castro Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Stefanies story Stefanie was 5 years old when Word War II came to an end. Even though she couldnt yet read, she has a strong memory of her early childhood. When Ste fanie was 4 years old her family was forced to leave their home in Budapest, Hungary, by Nazi sol diers. They were told to pack one suitcase, and to leave anything they couldnt carry behind. Stefanies mother, Gisella, dragged a large suitcase behind her. In the other arm, she carried her baby, Juli (pronounced Yoolie). Little Stefanie helped balance the heavy suitcase, giving it a push as they slowly marched to the ghetto. Stefanies father was far away at a forced labor camp, where he worked for no pay. He was one of the lucky ones, as he was strong enough to work. The unlucky ones, often the children and the elderly, went to another kind of camp a concentration camp. Stefanie had three more sisters, who were all adults. Two were married and had blended into the community. One sister, Ida (ee-dah), had been sent to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp. Ida was one of the few who es caped, and she survived through the kindness of strangers who hid her until the war was over (she is now 86). The ghetto was a decrepit neighborhood made up of ancient apartment buildings. Stefanie, her mother and Juli shared one small apartment with six families. Their only private space was a mattress that they all shared at night. One day there was a knock on the door from a Nazi soldier. He told Gisella that the ghetto was being evacuated, and everyone needed to go downstairs. The sol dier told her to bring Stefanie, but to leave the baby upstairs. Gisella was distraught at the thought of leaving baby Juli alone, but she feared for her life and followed the soldiers orders. Downstairs was a crowd of people, mostly women and chil dren. The soldiers were dividing the crowd into two groups: one that was strong enough to work in Nazi run labor camps, and a group that was too weak to be useful to them. Suddenly, Gisella caught the eye of the Nazi soldier who had knocked on their door. Gisella might be her only chance to save baby Juli. She mustered up what little strength she had and put her hand on the arm of the Nazi of brother, I can not leave without to bring Stefanie back upstairs, and continued dividing up the re maining neighbors. Baby Juli was napping upstairs unharmed. I am especially grateful that Stefanie survived the Holocaust, along with her father and sisters. When Stefanie grew up, she came to the United States, married and had a son. That son is my husband, Tony. We have been married for 22 years. Because of Gisellas (Tonys grandmother) brave moment, she saved not only baby Juli, but also little Stefanie and herself. In allowed the next generation to survive as well. Thanks to Gisel la, Tony and I have two beautiful children. One brave moment can change the world. Pamela Ruben Longwood Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Love surrounds PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Suzanne Lemons, left, and artist Gena Semenov pose with Suzannes Shih Tzus Jack and Annie in front of the portrait Gena painted of the dogs when they were puppies. Her work, shown above, is sold at The Doggie Door on Park Avenue. She has painted all the family pets.

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Page 15 Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! All aboard! Paraprosdokians Sometimes, even at my advanced age, it is possible to learn something new. I have always admired people who have a way with words. I thought I knew all about words and language, but the other day, a friend used the word para tracks. Do you know what it is? The dictionary says: Paraprosdokian the sentence is surprising or unexpected. Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an earlier phrase, but they also play on the double entendre of a par who knew that!? I am told Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians! Just so youll know here are a few paraprosdokians: Where theres a will, I want to be in it. Evening News is where they begin, Good evening, and then tell you why it isnt. To steal from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. If I agreed with you, wed both be wrong. Why do Americans choose from two people for president, and 50 for Miss America? Hospitality: Making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. uses water. Always borrow money from a pessi mist he wont expect it back. The food here is terrible and such small portions! A clear conscience is usually a sign of bad memory. The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas. Theres a price on your head? Take it! I didnt say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. says, In case of an emergency notify: I put a doctor. The light at the end of a tunnel is usu ally another train coming. Youre never too old to learn some thing stupid. Nostalgia isnt what it used to be. I used to be indecisive. Now Im not so sure. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. Going to church doesnt make you religious any more than standing in the garage makes you a car. And mine is: Im supposed to respect Celebrity examples: Youngman Ive had a perfectly wonderful eve You can count on Americans to do the right thing after theyve tried every Supposedly Winston Churchill said about Clement Attlee: He was a mod est man, and he had much to be modest I dont belong to an organized politi Mark Twain declared: First God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he from experience, and a lot of that comes I believe most of us know these quips we just didnt know what they were called. When you see what passes today for verbal communication between people in daily discourse, and on TV, you realize how crippling it is to be able to think but not to be able to express your thoughts with force, exactitude and humor. Now you know the word! When in doubt, use a paraprosdokian! About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) There is a part of me that wants to be more detached from the daily hub bub of modern life. I dont want to care so much about who won Tuesdays election or whether or not the Florida Constitution is amended again by right-wing craziness. Obama-Romney? Tweedledee-Tweedledum. But, but, but hell nominate Supreme Court judges wholl, wholl Yep, he probably will. Yet, as Annie sings, The sun will come Ive been reading of late on Epicu reanism. I recommend, my informed reader, that you do as well. The faithful are typically told to dismiss Epicurus and his philosophy as treacherous hedonism because of his emphasis on the pursuit of pleasure and happi ness. Oooooh. Nasty, nasty. Pleasure and happiness. Nasty. Read last years Pulitzer Prize winning book for history, Quite an enjoyable read on how the West (Europe) was fortuitously reintro duced to Epicurus in the 15th century. Epicurus was a third century BC Athenian philosopher who advocated sensible approaches to living, one of which, however, I have a hard time following. Epicureans avoided politics (governance), that hot, tumultuous cauldron of public life. Epicurus recom and avoid the meaningless distrac tions from that riotous mob forever barking nonsense at your gardens contemplative, pursue friendships, live moderately, happiness and pleasure are lifes legitimate pursuits, think/ live rationally and do not fear death. That is quite a reasoned agenda. And, one sadly at odds with our increasingly superstitious and religiously reaction ary times. I am drawn by the idea of withdraw al from society or, rather, withdrawing from actively participating in the idiocy of my fellow man. I am such a fatalist, at this point, concerning the environment of Florida, or of any of the, as yet, still pristine parts of Earth. For that matter, I am losing or have already lost. Everyday a new report is issued on the ongoing rape of the planet. If Republicans think really? that women experience illegitimate rapes, one can only imagine their explanations for the ongoing rape of our Mother Earth. Democrats are complicit as well in the desecration of the planet. Its all a matter of degree, of proportionality. Its all about jobs dontcha see. As well it should be. Seven billion swilling at the trough today, another two billion predicted to arrive this century. Today, 310 million Americans, perhaps 500 million before 2100? Wont that be just great, so environmentally healthy for North America? Sustainabil ity? Why consider such nonsense? Our industrial farming is poisoning our land and water, and our agricul tural practices are washing our topsoil at record levels to the sea. Our military is a bloated albatross around our national neck, but instead of lightening the burden, we forever mindlessly salute the stars and stripes and look for other world opportuni the end of an American gun barrel. I enjoy mindless bromides such as, reached a point where, There is no we our policies are obscene. Perhaps this is what fixes our inter est and participation. With fingers splayed, we watch transfixed at this utterly fascinating train wreck called humanity. Such art! Obscene? You bet! But, my gawd, show me more. Mr. Conductor, puh-leeese, punch my ticket through to the end of the line. Im going all the way! Woo-woo! Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes fiscally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Growing a business in a down economy When I started The Leone Company a year and a half ago, I had a handful of prospects and a dream to start my own marketing, community relations and fun draising consulting business. Without a budget for paid promotions. In a down economy. Was I nuts? That depends on which family members you ask, as some had their doubts, while others cheered me on with gusto. One fam ily member earlier this year (and six months into my busi ness success story) told me the small business owner and entrepreneur that I looked rested, and that unemployment looks good on me. But thats beside the point. Why was I sure I would succeed when so many others had not in a time when companies were slashing their marketing budgets? Companies may be cutting full-time tion of that work out means they dont have to pay someone a full-time salary expertise to add to their business. Once I made the decision to go out on my own, my contacts immediately asked to set up meetings, wanting to grab my skills at a fraction of what they would pay me to work for them full-time. But how do you spread the word? Networking is key. Dedicating your skills to a cause you believe in is an excellent way to do so; Ive been sitting my entire professional career. So when paid projects with those same colleagues came about, they instantly thought of me. Those colleagues already know my work ethic, my contacts and my follow through. Public speaking is a way to broadcast your companys skill set (and obtain new clients), either for free or as a revenue source. Speaking at conferences and in front of community organizations posi tions you as an expert to potential new clients, a tactic I use with my current clients as well. Not only do you know the attendees already have an interest in the topic, but they see your knowledge and client came through just that technique. She loved what I had to say so much she hired me within a week.) Learn to do as much as possible your self, but realize when its time to grow. Companys life, I was the company. But then I realized I couldnt do everything. However, knowing how to invoice, hook up my printers network, update my take advantage of rewards programs and create a custom email address came in handy when it came time to hire help. In the meantime, I had kept costs down until I was ready. Network like your business depends on it. Because it does. When I was little, my father used to talk to strangers in the supermarket. A lousy way to please a hungry 9-year-old, shivering in the frozen foods section, but a great learned skill for the future, showing that business leads come from the most unexpected places. At any given moment, more than half of my business leads (or leads for my cli ents) are people Ive met through volun friends. Always carry business cards and be ready to tell people what you do, since your business may be the skill or service theyre missing. Mara Shorr brings nearly a decade of experience as the president of The Leone Company, a marketing, fundraising and community relations business focusing on helping small businesses and non-prots utilize big strategies. In addition, Mara is a proud board member of several Central Florida non-prots, including the Enzian and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Floridas National Philanthropy Day event. Contact her at theleonecompany.com or mara@ theleonecompany.com MARA SHORR Guest Writer Mara Shorr

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Page 16 at Winter ParkDATE: Tuesday, November 13 TIME: 7 pm 10 pm PLACE: The BBoy Spot 7300 Stapoint Ct., Suite C Winter Park, FL 32792For more information visit us atwww.theartistsvenue.comWe are an independent Art Fair that provides a weekly indoor venue for the local art community to display and sell their artwork.Our vendor/artists include hand-made jewelry, painting and much more. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Nov. 8 through Dec. 15 Steppin Out with Irving Berlin Ten years ago Winter Park Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan created an evening in honor of Fred Astaire that was so successful that now Roy Alan will be joined by mega-talents Chris Leavy and Todd Allen Long to create a show in cel ebration of the life and career of Irving Berlin. This new song and dance tribute will feature songs world premiere performances now through Dec. 15. Its highly recommended. The Playhouse is at 711 Orange Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org Nov. 9 and 11 Mozarts Marriage of Figaro The Orlando Philharmonic has done an extraordinary job of creating brilliantly sung opera performances with the orches tra onstage. On Nov. 9 and 11, the Philharmonic will present featuring singers who have performed with the worlds most renowned opera companies. This love and forgiveness woven together with some of the most beautiful music ever written. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the opera will be per formed at the Bob Carr Perform ing Arts Centre. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org Nov. 9 Greece in Photographs with Josh Garrick I invite you to a one night only exhibit of my photography on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honored to begin the new season of Culture & Cocktails at A&H Museums Maitland, my exhibit is called From Both Sides Now Photographs of the Treasures was blessed with unprecedented access to the Parthenon and the new Acropolis Museum, and Ive prepared an exhibit that pays homage to the greatness of Greeces heritage while also showing the Athens of today. There will be art, music, food truck fare, poetry readings and the unveiling of a new work to enter the Permanent Collection of A&H Maitland. Call 407522-3906 or visit artandhistory. org/?page_id=146 Nov. 10 to 18 Orlando Museum of Arts annual Festival of Trees The very best way to get into the true holiday spirit is a visit to the annual Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art from Nov. 10 to 18. This years theme Once Upon A Time A Fairy Tale Festival transforms the museum into a holiday won derland. A major fundraiser for the museum, the Festival brings thousands of visitors each year to marvel at (and bid on) the dozens of trees and decorations. This years theme will incorporate favorite fairy tales into the dcor. We can delight in The Enchanted Boutique, Fairy Tale Toyland and the Gingerbread Village shop ping areas. Special days include Seniors Day on Nov. 14 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Peter Pans PJ Party on Nov. 14 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.); and the Holiday Stroll on Nov. 16, along with daily entertainment. Call 407-896-4231, extension 254, or visit omart.org/programs/ festival-trees Nov. 10 Complete Beethoven Sonatas Critically acclaimed since his debut recital (at age 12) in his native city of Montevideo, Uruguay, Leonidas Lipovetsky will perform a series of the complete Beethoven Sonatas on Nov. 10. Presented by the Florida International Piano Competition, Lipovetsky has performed with major orchestras throughout the world. He has recorded for the BBC, Radio Moscow and PBS; he Cliburn Scholarship; and taught piano at Florida State Univer sity until his recent retirement. The concert, including both the sonatas, will take place at the Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rol lins St. in Orlando. Call 407-447Nov. 17 Grammy-winning pianist Grammy award-winning pia Orlando Philharmonic for a per formance of Beethovens Emper of Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Bronfman, who has wowed critics and audiences world wide with his recitals, orchestra engagements and recordings, was born in the Soviet Union. He immigrated to Israel in 1973 and studied at Juilliard, Marlboro and the Curtis Institute. In 1997 he won a Grammy and was nomi nated again in 2009. The concert on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. also features will open with the world premiere composer Stella Sung, honoring longtime Orlando Philharmonic supporters Lynn and Charles Steinmetz. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Sip, Stroll & Shop event November 15. Scan for map, discount details & event updates or visit RedBagDays.com The BEST pre-holiday shop local event of the year!SAVE THE DATE! This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater ENZIANS MAKEOVERHelp Fix Up Your Home For Film, Food, And Friends. To Donate, Visit Enzian.orgSaturday Matinee Classics: NASHVILLE 11am Cult Classics: ELECTION Tue 9:30 LIBERAL ARTS Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon Thurs 6:30 THE IMPOSTER Fri & Sun 1:00, 9:15 Sat, Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:15

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Page 17 2131 Brook Drive, Maitland FL 32751 sold by Sherri Dyer 1483 Chilean Drive, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Catherine DAmico 804 Viscaya Lane, Altamonte Springs FL 32701 sold by Gwyn Clark SUNDAY 1-4 UPDATED HOME IN LAKE MARY 3549 Moss Point Place, Lake Mary. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,142SF. Home boasts granite in kitchen and baths, stainless appliances, replumbed in 2008, and meticulous landscaping. Large formal and casual entertaining areas. Master suite has walk-in closet, garden tub and separate shower. Fenced backyard, com munity pool. $217,000 Sunday, November 11th 948 Versailles Circle, Maitland FL 32751 4 BR | 3 BA | 2,896 SF | $535,000 Pristine pool home with amazing floor plan! Open & airy family room with vault ed ceilings, wood burning fireplace and built-in desk that opens to the fantastic kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and massive granite breakfast bar. The spacious master suite includes a 14x10 attached study/den/ nursery. The second family room which features a wet bar and wall of windows to enjoy your sparkling pool and fenced yard! Hosted by: Catherine DAmico from 1-4 PM 5715 Bear Stone Run, Oviedo FL 32765 5 BR | 4 BA | 3,598 SF | $415,000 Immaculate home nestled on a cul de sac in the gated community of The En clave at Aloma Woods. This lovely home boasts a spacious floor plan including high tray ceilings, windows galore and a spacious downstairs master suite! The large kitchen is complete with an island, loads of cabinets, wrap around serving bar and breakfast nook. Additional fea tures include a gas fireplace in the fam ily room, a bonus room, theater room, screened lanai and a three car garage! Hosted by: Pamela PJ Seibert from 1-3 PM 2350 Temple Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,006 SF | $490,000 Fabulous four bedroom home plus office has gorgeous finishes throughout, in cluding crown molding, wood floors and plantation shutters. The spacious family room features a fireplace, built-ins and two sets of French doors that lead out to a covered patio and fenced backyard. The master suite offers a large walk-in closet and luxurious bath with soaking tub and dual vanity. A wonderful guest suite with full bath is located above the detached garage! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price from 1-4 PM 1245 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 3789 4 BR | 3.2 BA | 4,116 SF | $899,000 Amazing one story pool home with a stunning two story formal living room, beautiful fireplace, formal dining room with wet bar and a double-sided fire place! The eat-in kitchen is open to the family room with glass doors and views of the pool. The spacious master suite of fers plenty of privacy, sliding glass doors to a secluded screened patio, two walkin closets and luxurious master bath. The fenced backyard features a sparkling pool, outdoor shower and open patio. Walk or ride bikes down Park Avenue to the shopping district, great restaurants or Central Park! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 1-4 PM 1555 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,139 SF | $390,000 Classic Winter Park home featuring a cozy wood burning fireplace in the liv ing room, separate kitchen with large pantry, dining area and bright spacious family room with beautiful parquet floors throughout. This home offers a split floor plan with large master suite and spa cious walk-in closet. Enjoy time on the back patio by the tranquil pond or walk to Park Avenue! Hosted by: Gwyn Clark from 1-4 PM LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET. In original plastic, never used. Orig price $3,000, Sacrifice $975. Can deliver. Call Bill (813)298-0221. CHERRY BEDROOM SET. Solid Wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. Original cost $4,500. Sell for $795. Can deliver. Call Tom (407)5743067. MERCHANDISE REAL ESTATE AUCTION, Blount County, TN: (55) 5+ Acre Tracts, Log Cabin, Com mercial Building & (3) Residential Lots. Saturday, Nov 17. 1-800-4FURROW. TN Lic #62. 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/ payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guar antee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 800-843-7537. www. sunsetranches.com Mobile Home with land, ready to move in Great value. Approx 1500SF, 3Br 2Ba, serious offers only, no renters. 850-3086473. AUCTION 106+/Residential Lots in Florida. Minimum Bid $300/lot. Online Auction Nov 6-14. 249+/Lots in South east FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA. Tranzon Drig gers FL Lic#AU707 & AB3145. Tranzon. com 877-374-4437. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396/350HP, original, $7400 OBO, email or call for details: gegenh7@msn.com / 863-657-4599. AUTOS The Paint Manager Enjoy Our Fall Savings: 15% off all Exte rior painting; 10% off all Interior paint ing. 5% off all pressure washing. Decks, Poolcages, Patios, Drive-ways, Commu nity side walks, Apartments, Hotels etc. 10% off all Texturing: Popcorn or Knock down Enjoy savings thru Dec. 2012 Lic/ Ins. Call Ray Wheeler. 407-592-9935. thepaintmanager@aol.com PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Turn your art into cash! FREE ART APPRAISALS FOR POSSIBLE CONSIGNMENT *Nov 10 & 11. Noon10pm at Baterbys Art Gallery. 9101 International Drive, Ste1008, Orlando, FL 32819. Call 1-866-537-1013 or visit www.Baterbys.com for more informa tion. *Verbal appraisals & consignments taken for artwork with paperwork. ANNOUNCEMENTS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. 888-203-3179 AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job place ment assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866-314-3769 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medi cal Management. Job placement assis tance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. 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