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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: 12-06-2012
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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The Winter Park Wildcats started the Winter Park Rotary Tournament with a bang Nov. 29, but they ended it with a blowout loss. The boys would dominate against Lake Brantley in the thanks to double digit scoring by Jay Wimbley, Dewey John son and Kyle Brown. Wimbley had a double double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The crowd and the team were both cheering as the clock expired. But after that, things turned ominous for the Wildcats, as they watched Lake Highland ond round matchup, then con tinue to accelerate ahead. Wim bley put up 17 points again, while Elijah Farley chipped Senior Observer Here are ve tips to help you get through the holiday season without succumbing to all of the stress. Page 16 Lifestyles This young Baldwin Park resident is working to make opera music more accessible and less intimidating. Page 9 Family Calendar Christmas in the Park lights up Central Park on Thursday with Tiffany glass and a night of music. Page 10 Wildcats nish fourth in tournament Art beyond the grave Anti-vice amendment up for vote Maitland residents will have 29 on their ballots to pass or dismiss this March, following approval from the Maitland City Council Nov. 26. Many of the amendments deal with housekeeping issues, such as wording and while others are geared to ward avoid like those the Council faced earlier this year: criteria to hold mem bers account able outside of city business. Convictions of driving under tion, theft and prostitution would cause a Council member to auto matically vacate his or her seat, a move to keep history from re peating itself in cases like the one encountered with former council man Phil Bonus earlier this year. Other amendments deal with subtle language and date changes for Council, mayoral and appoint limits. To break down the amend ments for easy understanding by residents, the city is working to schedule a workshop with mem Committee to meet with voters in terested in understanding exactly what voting yes or no means for each proposed change. Some of these are a little sub tle and unless you understand some of the background it could Flowers, who also serves on the review committee, said. yellow girl with an alluringly from a frame on the wall, while that visitors notice the living lery along Fairbanks Avenue. The funeral director wants them to. On Friday night, Winter Funeral Home will animate it self with an art exhibition born of a modern movement among takers of the dead more life, less death. The old model of the funer al business has had a prover bial foot in the grave for years, Think of a funeral home and and darkness among wooden pews and solemn sermons. But some of the more vivacious fu neral homes have made recent ness of the past. Take a morning trip to the Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Longwood ket manager John Guelde said. Twelve hundred and eighty one golfers can enjoy an everlasting slot on the leaderboard at Sun set Hills Memorial Park in Bel levue, Wash., watched over by an homage to Bobby Jones, teed up, his granite arms ready to launch one last drive past a fair way full of golfers gone away. Among golfers there are eternal trip to the links. If eter a cemetery where you can work on your short game from 6 feet under a putting green. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Xiomara Aleksics Serenity hangs in a room that once housed cofns for funeral viewings. The managers of Winter Parks CoxParker Funeral home said they decided to take an unusual approach to their business, making it focus more on celebrating life. Please see WILDCATS on page 6 Please see GALLERY on page 5 ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff For more info about the election, each of the 29 proposed charter amendments, and updated information on the proposed amendment workshop, visit itsmymaitland.com Meet the artists and enjoy live music, wine and hors doeuvres at the grand opening of 1350 West Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., in Winter Park. Selected works by Winter Park and Orlando artists will be exhibited and available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds beneting Hospice of the Comforter Foundation. Participating artists include Xiomara Aleksic, Brian Jones, Shari Sherman, Marla E, Cheryl Jones Evans and Sharon Omens. Visit www.carey-handcox.com for more information. An unusual art gallery opens Friday, inside of the Cox-Parker Funeral Home SARAH WILSON Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Jay Wimbley scored 17 points each in two games of the Winter Park Rotary Tournament.

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Page 2 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers lo a few topics of interest: Mayors Report dation of Tree City USA Award, Growth Award and Sterling Award Recognition Award Manor homes listed on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places lence Award to the Winter Park Estates Wastewater Treatment Fa cility Consent Agenda and formal solicitations (a com plete list can be found at cityof winterpark.org/ccagenda). gency Management Plan. tion mutual aid agreement with Action Items Requiring Discussion lando Federal Credit Union Public Hearings ordinance and reading of the reso lution to authorize the issuance of a redevelopment refunding revenue note for the purpose of refunding CRA notes. ordinance and reading of the reso lution to authorize the issuance of refunding notes for the purpose of refunding the outstanding Or ange Avenue Improvement Rev enue Bond, Series 2007, and out standing Park Avenue Refunding Improvement Revenue Bond, Se ries 2010. YMCA for the properties located ordinances to change the existing zoning designation Partners, LLLP: dinances to change the existing designation for property located at 861 W. Canton Ave. and workforce senior housing Denning Drive and 861 W. Canton Ave. Restaurant at 1008 S. Orlando Restaurant. valorem method of collection of properties lying in the city to fund improvements for underground electrical/BHN facilities. highway landscape construction and maintenance agreement with the FDOT for the Lee Road me dian landscape project. full agenda at cityofwinterpark. Commission Agenda. Holiday window contest and wristband discount promotion The city of Winter Park Eco nomic Development/CRA De partment is proud to present its Holiday Window Contest and Wristband Discount promotion. Beginning on Dec. 1, the Holiday Window Contest features partici pating Park Avenue and Hannibal form their storefronts into works of art. The contest will be judged in Design Excellence Award Patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorite window display cityofwinterpark.org/HWC In support of our local business community, the Wristband Pro motion encourages patrons of the Winter in the Park holiday ice skating rink to show their wrist bands at participating merchants to take advantage of a minimum or other storewide savings. WITP and click on Holiday Win dow or Wristband tabs. Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. of the year! Make sure a take time to enjoy the season and all that neighborhood celebrates its 10th anniversary! First resident Phyl lis Fuller will be honored as the Grand Marshal during the Festi val of Lights Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. in the lowing the parade, enjoy musical and dance performances, a photo opportunity with Santa, arts & crafts for the kids and much more mation, you can visit the event Facebook page Baldwin Park Festival of Lights. Dec. 7: The Baldwin Park Mer chants Association will host its next First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll along New Broad Dec. 15: The Jingle Bell Run/ Walk is 8 a.m. beginning and end ing at Harbor Park. Be there with bells on! Take an evening and just a drive and see all of the decorated land in our area! Best wishes for a happy holiday season. (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. 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To learn more about getting involved, visit: www.godday.com. Shoe donations can be mailed directly to 403 S. Kirkman Ave., Orlando, FL, 32811. Monetary donations can be given online at www.shoes4kidsc.com. 12,000 SHOES FOR CHILDREN IN POVERTY a winter park law firm407.599.4433 info@langlaw.netVisit us online at commercial litigation | personal injury | family law rfntb ftftt btnt fttftfmark lang Fre dlund Fine Arts These paintings make great Christmas gifts. Fredlund Fine Arts1143 Orange Ave. Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.comWinter Hours:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. thur Sat.For the month of December Over 20 artistsAnnual Small Painting show, over 50 paintings by Florida artists Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Baldwin Park Talk BY SUSAN COMISKY CO MM UNITY DIRE C TOR

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Page 3 Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURC H OF MAITLAND 341 N O RLANDO A VE / M AITLAND, F LFree Concert Sponsored by: December 16, 2012 7:30 p.m.FROMTHEHEARTA Holiday ConcertMaitland Symphony ORCHESTRA Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Congrats to D.A.R.E grads On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. 110 mentary were anxiously sitting in the front row seats of the cafeteria. They were all and blue design and the same smile. An awards table, set up on the stage, added to the excitement. Many of their family mem bers were in attendance, very proud, cam eras at the ready. All fourth grade classes were there watching, waiting to get an idea of what would come for them next school year. It was D.A.R.E. Graduation Day. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Edu cation) began in Los Angeles in 1983. The Maitland Police Department introduced though many surrounding agencies have discontinued D.A.R.E. due to budget con straints, Maitland is fortunate to say it has not. The program is taught over 10 weeks gateway drugs and how to resist them. She is married to Sgt. Brian Diller, also with the Maitland Police Department. They have cer Diller was assigned to teach D.A.R.E. when their eldest daughter Tristyn was six months old. On this special day, Tristyn be came a D.A.R.E. graduate. Following the ceremony, the students celebrated with a picnic of pizza and cup cakes. They participated in several events Stitt and dog Bosco, a trip through the back of a police car, an obstacle course, and an opportunity to experience DUI goggles. The D.A.R.E. program is a positive ex ample of the success than can be achieved when schools, police departments and the community work together. Linda Frosch City Council Agenda of Dec. 10 City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Special Presentations Consent Agenda 2012 2012 Specialists Company tual Aid Agreement Decision Items: sory Board (2) Digital Risk Manager & City Clerk Decision Items: lative Action Agenda For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com

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Page 4 Turkey Trot thanks Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, vol unteers, participants and thousands of spectators who were part of the 23rd an nual Turkey Trot! There was a nip in the air, but the sun was shining as more than 5,600 participants gathered to raise funds to help seniors live independently! Glenn Kloiber, 88-years-young, won the trophy for the oldest registered participant, and college student Will Bridges was the rst trotter to cross the nish line at 15:10. Hot sauce vs. cancer Tijuana Flats has kicked off its Hot Sauce Campaign to benet Kids Beating Cancer. All 86 locations have a banner up remind ing you to buy bottles of hot sauce to help the charity. Proceeds from each $5 bottle sold will benet Kids Beating Cancers Orlando division. Thousands made strides An estimated 45,000 Orlando residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members joined together and put on their pink bras at the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to ght breast cancer, and provide hope to all people facing the disease. This noncompetitive, fundraising event on Oct. 20 united the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educating men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raised more than $695,000 to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease. Give the gift of volunteering VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in your area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, ac company their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music ther apy, make bereavement calls, sew Mem ory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make crafts, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or email cen tral.oridavolunteers@vitas.com if you would like to nd out more information. Box up shoes for kids With thousands of shoe box gifts already collected in Orlando, area residents are encouraged to continue packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child through Build a Box, an online giving tool. This year, the Samaritans Purse project ex pects to reach a milestone collecting and delivering shoeboxes to more than 100 million children since 1993. Many local families are choosing to pack shoe box gifts virtually through Build a Box. Do so by visiting the projects website at samaritanspurse.org/occ Local Bach nalists The Bach Festival Society congratulates the winners of the 20th Annual Young Art ist Competition held on Saturday, Nov. 17. More than 60 entrants from around the state of Florida competed, with twelve prize-winning contestants advancing to the nalist round. The nalist recital was open to the public and was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience. Finalist Caroline Lazar from Maitland played alto saxo phone. Finalists Joseph Prior, from Winter Park, played the horn, and Rebecca Edge, also of Winter Park, played violin. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com Holiday Ice Skating Rink in Central Park West Meadow at the corner of New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard in Winter ParkNovember 16, 2012thruJanuary 6, 2013open 7 days a week > extended school holiday hours group rates & private parties > reservations requiredspecial thanks to our sponsors 407-599-3203or cityofwinterpark.org/WITP WITP Observer Ad 4x4_WITP Observer Ad 4x4 11/7/12 12:03 PM Page 1 Effective November 21, 2012, Neha Doshi, MD will no longer be seeing patients at Doshi Internal Medicine at 149 Edinburgh Drive, Winter Park, Florida 32792. In order to ensure continuity of care, Andrew Dauer, DO and Amira Elsayed, MD will begin seeing patients at the current ofce location, beginning November 26, 2012. Dr Dauer and Dr. Elsayed are board-certied in family medicine with a focus on preventative care, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and womens health. Patient medical records will remain in le at the current practice location in Winter Park, unless otherwise indicated. For additional information, call 407-644-1241. Notice to Patients Doshi Internal Medicine Neha Doshi, MD 149 Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, Florida 32792 Business Briefs Community Bulletin The Winter Park Chamber of Com merce has won a Get Active Orlando Healthy Workplace Award. Every Fri day the team at the chamber can wear sneakers through its Sneaker Day policy, and they take a 30-minute walk together making Friday afternoons more energized and productive, ultimately cre ating happier Fridays. Theyve also added a weekly complimentary staff yoga class to their wellness program. Every Wednes day they shut down the computers at 4:30 p.m., get changed and meet down stairs for a total well-being work out. Commerce National Bank and Trust has been recognized as one of the best small business lenders in the country by MultiFunding, the company responsible for a free online tool, Banking Grades. Commerce National Bank and Trust has a current rating of A Excellent: ranking in the top 10 percent of banks in America that are graded by Banking Grades. NAI Realvest recently negotiated four lease agreements totaling 19,022 square feet at Monroe CommerCenter South in Sanford, at the Goldenrod CommerCenter in Orlando and at the industrial facility on Metric Drive in east Winter Park. Henin Realty has named Mitch Gover Realtor Associate in Orlando and Winter Park. Jerome Henin, who heads Henin Realty, said Gover holds a degree in busi ness administration from the University of Florida and has more than 25 years of residential real estate and mortgage lending experience. SunTrust Bank has hired Teresa Colling as Senior Vice President of Private Wealth Management, announced David Fuller, chairman, president and chief executive ofcer of SunTrust Bank Central Florida. Colling is a managing director based out of the Winter Park ofce where she is responsible for leading a team of Pri vate Wealth Management Client Advisors. Colling has more than 23 years of bank ing experience in the Orlando area. Help support PAM Performing Arts of Maitland (PAM) is a public charity that builds com munity through funding local performing arts. It needs your donations this year. Its funding was cut 15 percent in 2011 and 15 percent in 2012. PAM entertained 278,000 in 2012 and it did it for less than 30 cents per audience member. It brings the music to Maitland s Art Festivals, the Taste of Maitland, and twice a week to Lake Lily. PAMCares brings local performers to assisted living facilities to warm the hearts of the residents. Its Stage Band brings the big band sound to life, and its poets and writers bring the literary arts to performance at the A&H Culture & Cocktails Second Fridays. Its 120-piece Symphonic Orchestra presents its free concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Help it keep bringing the local performers to you in the com munity. Please send a check or go to the website and hit the donate button. It needs your help now. Make checks payable to: Performing Arts of Maitland, 117 Whitecaps Cr, Maitland, FL 32751. Visit pamaitland.org

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Page 5 All of this is designed to appeal to how a person lived, Coney said, regardless of whether they still do. Our goal is to teach people to cel ebrate life, Coney said, focusing on the Bev Hendricks and designer Glenda Losh grandfather clock sculptures, searching for their perfect spots on the stark white walls vivacity. Considering what this room used used to be three. But the faux walnut slid ing accordion walls that separated them are gone. So are the three caskets that would have been here. with literal corpses into a buzzing, enter taining artistic speakeasy, Coney had to ex orcise the ghosts of the past. It was all old carpet and striped furni ture and oil paintings of dead funeral di rectors, she deadpanned, waving a hand mood lighting. We wanted this to be about the living. and titanium frames. Coney leads the way through a series of doors and eagerly an somberness. main hall, circular tables surrounded cen terpieces of wine bottles or beach sand or done. the main attraction was a soccer goal sur le, Guelde said. We want to celebrate you the way you want to be celebrated. respects are awkwardly broken down into cold, hard numbers, the mood has been purposefully lifted, Coney said. Just across the hallway from the gal closet, shadowy Instagram shots of elec ployee. This used to be a dour consultation relax, she said. hoping for a larger revival along West Fair banks Avenue, branding the area as its own cultural enclave, drawing on the odd mix of businesses the electric cigarette slash scooter store, the auto shop turned barbe the roof of Skycraft Parts & Surplus. a week away, as Hendricks and Losh still pained themselves over details. The art barely trickled in until a few days ago, when the ladies in charge of it all started getting nervous. It had been hard enough just getting lo said. Even the ones desperate for exposure had trouble seeing past the word funeral. doors. theme is going to be for the gallery, Coney said. The theme this time is Oh my God, Even the woman who would design the I heard about it and thought a funeral But not Marla E. The sculptural painter boasts chunky plaster works as well trav now a funeral home just north of Orlando. the other end of the line. She immediately got it. But would the art even show up? Three days until deadline, it was looking like a no. Only a few pieces had arrived, with an avalanche left to go. ists. This is what they do. In a matter of three days, it all came in ple living ones. 300 North Park Avenue | Winter Park, FL 32789 | (407) 644-2344 rrfnft b r r Park Avenue Merchants Holiday Open HouseFriday, December 14 5 8 p.m. Luminaries along Park Avenue, Extended Store Hours & Light Refreshments plus...Winter in the Park Ice Rink, Free Admission at the Morse Museum & a Sneak Peek at Downton Abbey Season 3!a portion of sales at participating stores will benefit hurricane sandy relief efforts. details at ExperienceParkAvenue.com. GALLERY | Funeral home director sees art gallery as start of revival of West Fairbanks business corridor C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 6 rfntbnb nnnn nnn rr rbt 61. Looking for a reversal in mo mentum, the Wildcats faced Or lando Christian Prep in the third place consolation game. They came out with a humbling defeat, That loss gave them a fourth with Lake Highland going on to win it all. Wimbley and Brown showed they could bring pressure to other teams on their own, with Wimb ley forcing seven turnovers in one game and brown picking up four steals twice in the tournament. Wednesday for redemption, play ing Cypress Creek at 7:30 p.m. at home at press time. Heading into p.m. Dec. 7 at home. The Grena diers have been on both sides of blowouts to start the season, beat After that the Wildcats take a trip over to Oviedo High School for Hoops With a Heart, facing Cel ebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 to start WILDCATS | Big win, but two losses C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park dominated Lake Brantley in the rst round of the Rotary Tournament Nov. 29. Winter Parks hometown holiday weekend Winter Park kicked off the holidays with two big celebrations Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER The Observers Letters to Santa contest winner Jacquelyn Nguyen, above, rides down Park Avenue in the citys 60th annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 1.

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Page 7 DEC. 6 The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Method ist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a music program by the Silver Chimers & Nineties Club Recognition. For more in formation, please visit ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. Members of the Jewish Pavilion are in vited to attend JP Connections, a lun cheon for women on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Heathrow Country Club in Lake Mary. For $25 participants will en joy a gourmet meal and informal model ing from Wearable Art. The event will also include a mini-holiday bazaar. To receive an invitation or learn more, call 407-6789363 or email Nancy Ludin at nancylu din@jewishpavilion.org Orlando Museum of Arts First Thursday will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Besides a special holiday sale, Art Under $200 Tis the Season, there will be a live jazz performance, magical illusions, an art demonstration and food from Or chid Thai. Caf offerings, handcrafted beers, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Admission to First Thursdays is $10, free for OMA members, and includes admission to the OMAs permanent col lections of American Art, African Art and Art of the Ancient Americas. Parking is free of charge at nearby Orlando Loch Haven Park. For more information, call 407-896-4231 extension 260, or visit OMArt.org DEC. 7 On Friday, Dec. 7, Winter Parks Hannibal Square Merchants Association will pres ent Hannibal Square Holiday, a food and wine celebration beneting the Or lando Philharmonic Orchestra. Hannibal Square merchants and area restaurants will provide food and wine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on New England Avenue, be tween Virginia and Pennsylvania avenues in Winter Park. Musicians from the Or lando Philharmonic will provide seasonal music. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event. Children younger than 12 are free. Groups of 10 tickets are available for $20 each. Tickets may be purchased online at HannibalSquare.com/ HolidayEvent or at participating locations on New England Avenue. In the spirit of the season, attendees are also encour aged to bring toys for donation to Winter Park families in need. Baldwin Parks First Friday event for December will be on Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the heart of Baldwin Park, along New Broad Street in the Village Center. First Friday offers music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/BaldwinParkFirstFri dayFestival DEC. 8 Its a Wonderful Life (1946) will be shown at Enzian Theater on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon. This Frank Capra winter time comedy/drama stars James Stewart and was nominated for ve Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. The epitome of movie sentiment and a transcendent experi ence, Its a Wonderful Life tells the story of an angel helping a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Tickets are $8 for gen eral admission, $5 for Enzian members. Tickets can be purchased at Enzians box ofce or at Enzian.org DEC. 9 Chabad of Greater Orlando will present Chanukah in the Park Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., in Central Park. The evening will include singing performances, live music, dancers, face painting, jugglers and food. For more information, please call 407644-2500. On Dec. 9, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO) plans to hold the in augural performance at The Grove at Mead Garden with a holiday program featuring FSYOs award winning youth or chestras, and a world premier of A Holi day Opening, a new work by composer John Dupuis. This concert is sponsored in part by Chepenik Financial. Tickets range from $10 to $20, and can be purchased at fsyo.org, or at the door on Dec. 9. DEC. 11 The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland has an nounced two special community pre sentations featuring John Halligan, a renowned speaker on bullying, cyberbul lying and teen suicide. He will be speak ing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Annunciation Catholic Academy, 593 Jamestown Blvd. in Altamonte Springs, and Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 526 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Both sessions are scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., and no admission is charged. During his program, Halligan will discuss some of the most effective ways family and friends can intervene when a child is displaying signs of stress due to bullying. He also will provide a number of Internet safety tips that can help parents understand the dy namics of cyberbullying and harassment through social media. These events are part of the Holocaust Centers UpStand ers: Stand Up To Bullying initiative. DEC. 13 The citys 125th anniversary will be cel ebrated at the Winter Park Historical Associations Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Winter Park Country Club. Newcomers of Central Floridas Dec. 13 holiday luncheon will include seasonal musical entertainment by the Hot Cocoa singers at Maison & Jardin, 430 S. Wy more Road, in Altamonte Springs. Ad vance reservations are required and tick ets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit newcomer sCFL.org or contact wmuhr@yahoo.com or 407-366-9084. The Winter Park High School Band will host its Winter Band Concert in the Anne Deringer Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 13. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Wnr9wt Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com Calendar 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. 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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 DEC. 8: Boat Parade On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will be come the ofcial judging and viewing site for the ninth annual Winter Park Boat Pa rade & Festival of Lights including a wa ter ski show on Lake Virginia near Rollins College. This free event will begin at dusk and parking fees will apply. For more in formation, please call 407-647-6294.

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Page 9 Lifestyles Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast program: Charitable Giving Featuring President & CEO Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Friday, December 14, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. The faint sound of a piano med ley makes its way down through the halls of an apartment building steps you take toward Theresa He reaches the end of Caro hold-the-audience-in-the-palm35 students she teaches out of room productions for her cous of Central Florida where she ma performed with the likes of the Orlando Opera Company and the Orlando International Fringe directing talents from where they to churches throughout Central be a good introduction to opera for people not familiar with the ducing people in an approachable was meant to be an art form for all mother to one of her 12-year-old local talents from Rollins College nity to be able to help direct and train up-and-coming singers in circle and me being the teacher space between the appropriate He sings it through one last He defers all compliments to his PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Theresa Smith has made a name for herself around Central Florida and in her own neighborhood, where she teaches locals how to sing. SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Performance schedule of Amahl and the Night Visitors: Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park; Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Winter Park Presbyterian Church; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Montverde Church; Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Winter Park; Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando; and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont. To learn more about Theresa Smith and her non-prot Central Florida Vocal Arts, visit TheresaLeighSoprano.com Giving the gift of song Singer and vocal coach spreads her song across the community in holiday performances

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Page 10 r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Five years of orful menagerie adding to the Founded in 2007 by the Florida grown started as an online mar to buyers so that the buyers knew so that the money stayed within more than 50 producers and more only does it run the online mar helped make it run more smooth holistic learning center into the of spoiled food from the days they is focused on sustainable and lo Most of the labor goes into place and order directly from the is prepared or picked on the de Homegrown pick-up the order The members get fresh qual while the producers get some Farm has been producing for the Her specialty is goat cheese for larly sells out her entire produc owner of Venetian Gourmet get the word out and more expen producers and locals who merely One of the most crowded setups at the celebration was for cheese is a popular seller at the coPHOTO BY STEVEN BARNHART THE OBSERVER The Homegrown Food Cooperative was in a mood to celebrate, with food of course, after ve years in the business of feeding locals food grown from neighbors own backyards. STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff To join the cooperative, members buy-in for life with $200, and are given one vote in choosing the board. Non-members can still shop at the farm store, but with a 10 percent addition to the cost. A board elected once a year manages the co-op, deciding on the direction and policies for that year, as well as raising funds for the non-prot. For more information, visit homegrowncoop.org Homegrown DEC. 6 The 34th annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 6. This Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art holiday tradition will be held in Central Park, which creates the beautiful backdrop for the lighting of eight turn-of-thecentury Tiffany windows as the Bach Festival Choir performs in concert on the main stage. The two-hour pro gram begins at 6:15 p.m. For more in formation, please call 407-645-5311. To complement the annual Christ mas in the Park Celebration, Friends of Casa Feliz will present Christmas at the Casa sponsored by Commerce National Bank and Trust, on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Casa Feliz located at 656 N. Park Ave. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet everyone, the house will be decorated for the season and costumed carolers will lead attendees in holiday favor ites. For more information, please call 407-628-8200. DEC. 8 Kids of all ages will enjoy a familyfriendly night out as Orangewood Church and School present a Mov ies on the Lawn showing of Polar Express on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an out door evening at the movies! Admis sion, popcorn and parking are free. Concessions will be available for pur chase. Visit orangewoodmovienight. com or email info@orangewood.org for details. Baldwin Park Festival of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual holiday celebration kicks off with a parade celebrating Baldwin Parks 10-year anniversary. Come join the fun in Village Center (parade be gins on New Broad Street at Common Way, and goes all the way to the lake) to enjoy holiday performances, activi ties for kids of all ages, the chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and much more! Visit Facebook.com/Baldwin ParkFestivalOfLights to learn more. Dec. 9 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park announces its annual holiday photo shoot with Santa on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. All community residents are welcome to meet and take complimentary pictures. Guests can indulge in unique-to-store, holi day-inspired chocolates such as the Mrs. Claus-inspired Jami Shoo ($43), ready-to-buy and customizable bas kets ($10-300) and Peterbrookes 70-pound, three-foot-tall chocolate Santa. For guests convenience, pho tos taken will be uploaded to Peter brookes Facebook page at http:/tiny. cc/PeterbrookeWP Maitland Public Library Events: Friday, Dec. 7, the E Lab will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Dec. 8, the Second Sat urday Winter Wonderland will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Culture Club Winter Holidays Around the World will be at 4 p.m. The Library hosts preschool story and craft time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Reading Buddies for kindergar ten through fth grade is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 is at 4 p.m. on Mondays. The Food for Fines program will run through Sunday, Dec. 16. Call 407-647-7700 to register. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 11 Now through Dec. 9 Stephen Sondheims Company Amidst the holiday shows there are four performances left heim a theatre icon and changed musical and for creating Corner production is presented at the Dec. 6 Orlando Museum of Arts Art Under $200 art holiday sale is perfect for Dec. 6-23 PB&J Theatre Factory in the Spirit of the Season packed the entire holiday season woman brings her beau home to meet her family while a pair of Dec. 7 Hannibal Square event benets Orlando Philharmonic Merchants Association will pres food and wine celebration ben may be purchased at Hannibal Dec. 8 Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra holiday benet Orchestra will once again col turing all four the concert presents the sounds Dec. 9 Drop and Shop at the History Center kids at the History Center (in downtown Orlando) while very special guest the only catch is you are required Dec. 8 and 9 Lakeridge Winery Wine & Chocolate Festival The musical lineup includes two bands each day along with solo performances in the hospitality nity to see the fermentation tanks Dec. 10 Bachs Coffee House with Maestro Christopher Wilkins music from the famous chamber Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Best Documentary Audience Award Winner at Sundance & LA SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Fri Sun 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30 & 9:00 Tue 6:30 only Midnight Movies: Sigur Rs Valtari Film Experiment Fri 11:59PM Saturday Matinee Classics: ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE Sat 12 noon Cult Classics: XANADU Only $5! Tue 9:30 FilmSlam Sun 1:00 AT ROLLINS COLLEGE SINCE 1935 JOHN V. SINCLAIR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTORA CLASSIC CHRISTMASWith John V. Sinclair Knowles Memorial Chapel DEC 15 | 7:30 PM DEC 16 | 2:00 PM Always a sellout. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRAMAKE THE SEASON SING The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation The Galloway Foundation Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Hurry up and wait, wait, wait for benets Citys SunRail stop cemented PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER A CSX freight train rolls through Winter Parks newly built SunRail platform, part of a commuter rail station under construction. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER RanGetsu co-owner Hector Ponce pours some wine during the Winter Park Sip and Stroll on Nov. 15. The popular event drew hundreds to Park Avenue shops. Winter Parkers sip and stroll into the holidays

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Page 17 MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTS The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit itsmy maitland.com The Maitland Senior Center will be closing at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20. Due to this early closure, there will be no Chair Yoga, Arts & Crafts Club, or Arts & Crafts class on Dec. 20. The Center will also be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for holi days. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. Are you interested in art, history, health, and entertainment? Then join us on the rst and third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. for our Senior Speak er Series. Each month we will cover a broad range of topics that everyone will enjoy. Come join us for an educational and fun time! Dec. 18: Roberta Lerman, artist and art teacher at the Maitland Senior Cen ter, took up story telling a few years ago. She is a member of the Storytellers of Central Florida and was part of a group performance at Orlando Museum of Art this past spring. Join us for a onewoman performance presenting an as sortment of short stories, some original and some as told by her. She has in cluded stories that are appropriate for the holiday season. Two of her stories will include her own illustrations to ac company her telling. Refreshments will be served. Join Audrey every Tuesday in December at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. The class is an hour and a half, and is perfect for both beginner and in termediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in December at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies. Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in December. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in December at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group meeting every Monday in December at 10 a.m. Bring your cur rent project and have some fun! And if Mondays dont work for you, we also have another Knit & Crochet group that meets Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us every Monday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in De cember at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Donna every Thursday in De cember at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in December for Recorder classes at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Fri day of the month that is staffed by coun selors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and long term care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserve. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. Send submissions to ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com 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. Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Senior Calendar Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 What keeps us young? few things from their list of pre spicy dishes and chocolate were Reading books that are chal new authors or another genre watching stand-up comedy One of the most popular ways to connect and stay front Facebook can be a fun way to use the right settings to control ter can be challenging for those Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2012 King Features Synd. Inc. Little Library nds new home PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Jannette Matos and her family unveiled a new Little Free Library at Phelps Park Nov. 30.

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Page 18 Opinions Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park I feel a bit like punishment is there that night because I saw all And when something is in your own backyard you may appreci more commonly known as Ayers Grand Canyon? He admitted he The exotic and alluring is often not what we associate with any night last year as the music knew I would be writing about up these beauti ful 500 pound to say I will be doing that all day appear here next if my usual meandering word Wondering that has gotten me Courtyard and asked longtime began by noting it was windows from the Morse Museum that added the eye-catching color and design for which it was often I asked what he thought about adds to the community and he museum with the I met Catherine spoke to her recent times for being so assuming people know as much I ask about the greatest mis conception associated with the completely funded by the Morse gift each year to the community memorial windows go to retire there is the mounted patrol from police we hire to manage the road shares the name of one of the women to whom one of the win seum estimates usual attendance It unites the entire commu nity under the Central Florida stars for a shared tradition that a respite from the commercialism think of anywhere else in the world that such a unique celebra tion of art and music could take and that some people would not a part of their legacy as is the Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com and ILUVParkAve. 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. Check out his column on WPMObserver.com by navigating to Columnists > Clyde Moore are the three most frequently prosecuted Failure to File Tax Returns or pay tax Any person required under this title to by this title or by regulations made under authority thereof to fails to pay such esti or times required by law addition to other penal Comments inal charges against taxpayers for failing to through wage withholdings or estimated Recommendations File your tax returns before pares a return for you and before it begins a agent for payment negotiations rather than False Tax Returns and false statements Any person who willfully makes and a written declaration that it is made under Comments or the intentional claiming of a fraudulent his tax return and signs it under penalties has not reported all of his income or has gram) Recommendations prosecution under this federal statute is period is extended to six years in the case Tax Evasion Any person who willfully attempts tax imposed by this title or the payment Recommendations Peter Pappas is a tax attorney and a CPA. He and his rm, The Pappas Group, have been helping federal and state taxpayers with their fax and business problems for more than 25 years. Call Peter at 407648-2555; email him at ppappas@pappaslaw.com; or visit pappastax.com A Tiffany Christmas We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Dr. Saulius Jankauskas Marvaldi Hair & Makeup Salon, as well as its new store Nature In Beauty both in the Hidden Garden Courtyard display and sell recycled fused glass art by local artist Dr. Saulius Jankauskas. Hes a plastic surgeon by trade, but since 1996 has also been doing some cosmetic glass reconstruction. Marvaldi has displayed Jankauskas work for seven years, just as long as theyve been located in The Hidden Garden. Jankauskas works are also now on display as part of the new Diversity show in the CityArts Factory in Orlando. Tiffany window The three most frequently prosecuted tax crimes Peter Pappas Tax Talk

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Page 19 Louis Roney Play On! Chris Jepson Perspectives Momma knows best Oh say do we see head around what a pox mankind is for Africa (we are all Africans) approximately really pausing to consider our impact sprayed with polluting herbicides and and marine species are becoming extinct to cleanly desalinate ocean water and not requiring yet more untilled acreage on earth that should be at the forefront of building a sustainable population and we are hearing increased rumblings that America is heading for population prob Our economic model is predicated on otherwise and you are painted as unJepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Glory reminds us of our allegiance to the Americanism was prominent in the blood In World War II when I looked up from the deck of an American warship prouder than when I wore the uniform of tantly with a mild semblance of embar Quite aside from the immediate ef this nation in the direction of arbitrary few years as the America that once led We are now learning the alarming Holder is highly unlikely to fail to carry there not always a few wise among us What did the 2012 election accom About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Today, the American attitude toward patriotism seems to be somewhat jaded, even something to be approached reluctantly with a mild semblance of embarrassment. As a people, we Americans often hide our better emotions, and that habit is nothing in itself to be proud of. The cost of insurance continues to rise law also limits out-of-pocket spending and suming premiums increase at the historical gradually become sicker and more costly primary tool for controlling costs will be found that 12 percent fewer physicians get claims amounting to thousands of dol Value-based purchasing represents an accountable for the quality and the cost of Janet Trautwein is CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters. A health insurance broker could save you money JANET TRAUTWEIN Guest Writer

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The Winter Park Wildcats started the Winter Park Rotary Tournament with a bang Nov. 29, but they ended it with a blowout loss. The boys would dominate against Lake Brantley in the thanks to double digit scoring by Jay Wimbley, Dewey John son and Kyle Brown. Wimbley had a double double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The crowd and the team were both cheering as the clock expired. But after that, things turned ominous for the Wildcats, as they watched Lake Highland ond round matchup, then con tinue to accelerate ahead. Wim bley put up 17 points again, while Elijah Farley chipped Senior ObserverHere are ve tips to help you get through the holiday season without succumbing to all of the stress. Page 16 LifestylesThis young Baldwin Park resident is working to make opera music more accessible and less intimidating. Page 9 Family CalendarChristmas in the Park lights up Central Park on Thursday with Tiffany glass and a night of music. Page 10Wildcats nish fourth in tournamentArt beyond the graveAnti-vice amendment up for vote Maitland residents will have 29 on their ballots to pass or dismiss this March, following approval from the Maitland City Council Nov. 26. Many of the amendments deal with housekeeping issues, such as wording and while others are geared to ward avoid like those the Council faced earlier this year: criteria to hold mem bers account able outside of city business. Convictions of driving under tion, theft and prostitution would cause a Council member to auto matically vacate his or her seat, a move to keep history from re peating itself in cases like the one encountered with former council man Phil Bonus earlier this year. Other amendments deal with subtle language and date changes for Council, mayoral and appoint limits. To break down the amend ments for easy understanding by residents, the city is working to schedule a workshop with mem Committee to meet with voters in terested in understanding exactly what voting yes or no means for each proposed change. Some of these are a little sub tle and unless you understand some of the background it could Flowers, who also serves on the review committee, said. yellow girl with an alluringly from a frame on the wall, while that visitors notice the living lery along Fairbanks Avenue. The funeral director wants them to. On Friday night, Winter Funeral Home will animate it self with an art exhibition born of a modern movement among takers of the dead more life, less death. The old model of the funer al business has had a prover bial foot in the grave for years, Think of a funeral home and and darkness among wooden pews and solemn sermons. But some of the more vivacious fu neral homes have made recent ness of the past. Take a morning trip to the Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Longwood ket manager John Guelde said. Twelve hundred and eighty one golfers can enjoy an everlasting slot on the leaderboard at Sun set Hills Memorial Park in Bel levue, Wash., watched over by an homage to Bobby Jones, teed up, his granite arms ready to launch one last drive past a fair way full of golfers gone away. Among golfers there are eternal trip to the links. If eter a cemetery where you can work on your short game from 6 feet under a putting green. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERXiomara Aleksics Serenity hangs in a room that once housed cofns for funeral viewings. The managers of Winter Parks CoxParker Funeral home said they decided to take an unusual approach to their business, making it focus more on celebrating life. Please see WILDCATS on page 6 Please see GALLERY on page 5ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff For more info about the election, each of the 29 proposed charter amendments, and updated information on the proposed amendment workshop, visit itsmymaitland.com Meet the artists and enjoy live music, wine and hors doeuvres at the grand opening of 1350 West Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., in Winter Park. Selected works by Winter Park and Orlando artists will be exhibited and available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds beneting Hospice of the Comforter Foundation. Participating artists include Xiomara Aleksic, Brian Jones, Shari Sherman, Marla E, Cheryl Jones Evans and Sharon Omens. Visit www.carey-handcox.com for more information. An unusual art gallery opens Friday, inside of the Cox-Parker Funeral HomeSARAH WILSON Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERJay Wimbley scored 17 points each in two games of the Winter Park Rotary Tournament.

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Page 2 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers lo a few topics of interest:Mayors Report dation of Tree City USA Award, Growth Award and Sterling Award Recognition Award Manor homes listed on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places lence Award to the Winter Park Estates Wastewater Treatment Fa cility Consent Agenda and formal solicitations (a com plete list can be found at cityof winterpark.org/ccagenda). gency Management Plan. tion mutual aid agreement with Action Items Requiring Discussion lando Federal Credit Union Public Hearings ordinance and reading of the reso lution to authorize the issuance of a redevelopment refunding revenue note for the purpose of refunding CRA notes. ordinance and reading of the reso lution to authorize the issuance of refunding notes for the purpose of refunding the outstanding Or ange Avenue Improvement Rev enue Bond, Series 2007, and out standing Park Avenue Refunding Improvement Revenue Bond, Se ries 2010. YMCA for the properties located ordinances to change the existing zoning designation Partners, LLLP: dinances to change the existing designation for property located at 861 W. Canton Ave. and workforce senior housing Denning Drive and 861 W. Canton Ave. Restaurant at 1008 S. Orlando Restaurant. valorem method of collection of properties lying in the city to fund improvements for underground electrical/BHN facilities. highway landscape construction and maintenance agreement with the FDOT for the Lee Road me dian landscape project. full agenda at cityofwinterpark. Commission Agenda.Holiday window contest and wristband discount promotionThe city of Winter Park Eco nomic Development/CRA De partment is proud to present its Holiday Window Contest and Wristband Discount promotion. Beginning on Dec. 1, the Holiday Window Contest features partici pating Park Avenue and Hannibal form their storefronts into works of art. The contest will be judged in Design Excellence Award Patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorite window display cityofwinterpark.org/HWC In support of our local business community, the Wristband Pro motion encourages patrons of the Winter in the Park holiday ice skating rink to show their wrist bands at participating merchants to take advantage of a minimum or other storewide savings. WITP and click on Holiday Win dow or Wristband tabs.Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. of the year! Make sure a take time to enjoy the season and all that neighborhood celebrates its 10th anniversary! First resident Phyl lis Fuller will be honored as the Grand Marshal during the Festi val of Lights Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. in the lowing the parade, enjoy musical and dance performances, a photo opportunity with Santa, arts & crafts for the kids and much more mation, you can visit the event Facebook page Baldwin Park Festival of Lights. Dec. 7: The Baldwin Park Mer chants Association will host its next First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll along New Broad Dec. 15: The Jingle Bell Run/ Walk is 8 a.m. beginning and end ing at Harbor Park. Be there with bells on! Take an evening and just a drive and see all of the decorated land in our area! Best wishes for a happy holiday season. (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply.Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. 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Page 3Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 Winter Park / Maitland Observer FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURC H OF MAITLAND 341 N O RLANDO A VE / M AITLAND, FLFree Concert Sponsored by: December 16, 2012 7:30 p.m.FROMTHEHEARTA Holiday ConcertMaitland Symphony ORCHESTRA Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Congrats to D.A.R.E gradsOn Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. 110 mentary were anxiously sitting in the front row seats of the cafeteria. They were all and blue design and the same smile. An awards table, set up on the stage, added to the excitement. Many of their family mem bers were in attendance, very proud, cam eras at the ready. All fourth grade classes were there watching, waiting to get an idea of what would come for them next school year. It was D.A.R.E. Graduation Day. D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Edu cation) began in Los Angeles in 1983. The Maitland Police Department introduced though many surrounding agencies have discontinued D.A.R.E. due to budget con straints, Maitland is fortunate to say it has not. The program is taught over 10 weeks gateway drugs and how to resist them. She is married to Sgt. Brian Diller, also with the Maitland Police Department. They have cer Diller was assigned to teach D.A.R.E. when their eldest daughter Tristyn was six months old. On this special day, Tristyn be came a D.A.R.E. graduate. Following the ceremony, the students celebrated with a picnic of pizza and cup cakes. They participated in several events Stitt and dog Bosco, a trip through the back of a police car, an obstacle course, and an opportunity to experience DUI goggles. The D.A.R.E. program is a positive ex ample of the success than can be achieved when schools, police departments and the community work together. Linda Frosch City Council Agenda of Dec. 10City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Special Presentations Consent Agenda 2012 2012 Specialists Company tual Aid AgreementDecision Items: sory Board (2) Digital Risk Manager & City Clerk Decision Items: lative Action Agenda For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com

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Page 4 Turkey Trot thanksHeartfelt thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, participants and thousands of spectators who were part of the 23rd an nual Turkey Trot! There was a nip in the air, but the sun was shining as more than 5,600 participants gathered to raise funds to help seniors live independently! Glenn Kloiber, 88-years-young, won the trophy for the oldest registered participant, and college student Will Bridges was the rst trotter to cross the nish line at 15:10.Hot sauce vs. cancerTijuana Flats has kicked off its Hot Sauce Campaign to benet Kids Beating Cancer. All 86 locations have a banner up remind ing you to buy bottles of hot sauce to help the charity. Proceeds from each $5 bottle sold will benet Kids Beating Cancers Orlando division. Thousands made stridesAn estimated 45,000 Orlando residents, breast cancer survivors, business and community members joined together and put on their pink bras at the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to ght breast cancer, and provide hope to all people facing the disease. This noncompetitive, fundraising event on Oct. 20 united the community in celebrating breast cancer survivors, educating men and women about the importance of early detection and prevention, and raised more than $695,000 to fund lifesaving research and support programs that will further the progress against this disease. Give the gift of volunteeringVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in your area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, ac company their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music ther apy, make bereavement calls, sew Mem ory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make crafts, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or email cen tral.oridavolunteers@vitas.com if you would like to nd out more information.Box up shoes for kidsWith thousands of shoe box gifts already collected in Orlando, area residents are encouraged to continue packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child through Build a Box, an online giving tool. This year, the Samaritans Purse project expects to reach a milestone collecting and delivering shoeboxes to more than 100 million children since 1993. Many local families are choosing to pack shoebox gifts virtually through Build a Box. Do so by visiting the projects website at samaritanspurse.org/occLocal Bach nalistsThe Bach Festival Society congratulates the winners of the 20th Annual Young Art ist Competition held on Saturday, Nov. 17. More than 60 entrants from around the state of Florida competed, with twelve prize-winning contestants advancing to the nalist round. The nalist recital was open to the public and was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience. Finalist Caroline Lazar from Maitland played alto saxo phone. Finalists Joseph Prior, from Winter Park, played the horn, and Rebecca Edge, also of Winter Park, played violin. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com Holiday Ice Skating Rink in Central Park West Meadow at the corner of New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard in Winter ParkNovember 16, 2012thruJanuary 6, 2013open 7 days a week > extended school holiday hours group rates & private parties > reservations requiredspecial thanks to our sponsors 407-599-3203or cityofwinterpark.org/WITP WITP Observer Ad 4x4_WITP Observer Ad 4x4 11/7/12 12:03 PM Page 1 Effective November 21, 2012, Neha Doshi, MD will no longer be seeing patients at Doshi Internal Medicine at 149 Edinburgh Drive, Winter Park, Florida 32792. In order to ensure continuity of care, Andrew Dauer, DO and Amira Elsayed, MD will begin seeing patients at the current ofce location, beginning November 26, 2012. Dr Dauer and Dr. Elsayed are board-certied in family medicine with a focus on preventative care, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and womens health. Patient medical records will remain in le at the current practice location in Winter Park, unless otherwise indicated. For additional information, call 407-644-1241. Notice to Patients Doshi Internal Medicine Neha Doshi, MD 149 Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, Florida 32792 Business Briefs Community Bulletin The Winter Park Chamber of Com merce has won a Get Active Orlando Healthy Workplace Award. Every Friday the team at the chamber can wear sneakers through its Sneaker Day policy, and they take a 30-minute walk together making Friday afternoons more energized and productive, ultimately cre ating happier Fridays. Theyve also added a weekly complimentary staff yoga class to their wellness program. Every Wednes day they shut down the computers at 4:30 p.m., get changed and meet downstairs for a total well-being work out. Commerce National Bank and Trust has been recognized as one of the best small business lenders in the country by MultiFunding, the company responsible for a free online tool, Banking Grades. Commerce National Bank and Trust has a current rating of A Excellent: ranking in the top 10 percent of banks in America that are graded by Banking Grades. NAI Realvest recently negotiated four lease agreements totaling 19,022 square feet at Monroe CommerCenter South in Sanford, at the Goldenrod CommerCenter in Orlando and at the industrial facility on Metric Drive in east Winter Park. Henin Realty has named Mitch Gover Realtor Associate in Orlando and Winter Park. Jerome Henin, who heads Henin Realty, said Gover holds a degree in busi ness administration from the University of Florida and has more than 25 years of residential real estate and mortgage lending experience. SunTrust Bank has hired Teresa Colling as Senior Vice President of Private Wealth Management, announced David Fuller, chairman, president and chief executive ofcer of SunTrust Bank Central Florida. Colling is a managing director based out of the Winter Park ofce where she is responsible for leading a team of Pri vate Wealth Management Client Advisors. Colling has more than 23 years of bank ing experience in the Orlando area. Help support PAM Performing Arts of Maitland (PAM) is a public charity that builds com munity through funding local performing arts. It needs your donations this year. Its funding was cut 15 percent in 2011 and 15 percent in 2012. PAM entertained 278,000 in 2012 and it did it for less than 30 cents per audience member. It brings the music to Maitland s Art Festivals, the Taste of Maitland, and twice a week to Lake Lily. PAMCares brings local performers to assisted living facilities to warm the hearts of the residents. Its Stage Band brings the big band sound to life, and its poets and writers bring the literary arts to performance at the A&H Culture & Cocktails Second Fridays. Its 120-piece Symphonic Orchestra presents its free concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Help it keep bringing the local performers to you in the com munity. Please send a check or go to the website and hit the donate button. It needs your help now. Make checks payable to: Performing Arts of Maitland, 117 Whitecaps Cr, Maitland, FL 32751. Visit pamaitland.org

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Page 5 All of this is designed to appeal to how a person lived, Coney said, regardless of whether they still do. Our goal is to teach people to cel ebrate life, Coney said, focusing on the Bev Hendricks and designer Glenda Losh grandfather clock sculptures, searching for their perfect spots on the stark white walls vivacity. Considering what this room used used to be three. But the faux walnut slid ing accordion walls that separated them are gone. So are the three caskets that would have been here. with literal corpses into a buzzing, enter taining artistic speakeasy, Coney had to ex orcise the ghosts of the past. It was all old carpet and striped furni ture and oil paintings of dead funeral di rectors, she deadpanned, waving a hand mood lighting. We wanted this to be about the living. and titanium frames. Coney leads the way through a series of doors and eagerly an somberness. main hall, circular tables surrounded cen terpieces of wine bottles or beach sand or done. the main attraction was a soccer goal sur le, Guelde said. We want to celebrate you the way you want to be celebrated. respects are awkwardly broken down into cold, hard numbers, the mood has been purposefully lifted, Coney said. Just across the hallway from the gal closet, shadowy Instagram shots of elec ployee. This used to be a dour consultation relax, she said. hoping for a larger revival along West Fair banks Avenue, branding the area as its own cultural enclave, drawing on the odd mix of businesses the electric cigarette slash scooter store, the auto shop turned barbe the roof of Skycraft Parts & Surplus. a week away, as Hendricks and Losh still pained themselves over details. The art barely trickled in until a few days ago, when the ladies in charge of it all started getting nervous. It had been hard enough just getting lo said. Even the ones desperate for exposure had trouble seeing past the word funeral. doors. theme is going to be for the gallery, Coney said. The theme this time is Oh my God, Even the woman who would design the I heard about it and thought a funeral But not Marla E. The sculptural painter boasts chunky plaster works as well trav now a funeral home just north of Orlando. the other end of the line. She immediately got it. But would the art even show up? Three days until deadline, it was looking like a no. Only a few pieces had arrived, with an avalanche left to go. ists. This is what they do. In a matter of three days, it all came in ple living ones. 300 North Park Avenue | Winter Park, FL 32789 | (407) 644-2344 rrfnft b r r Park Avenue Merchants Holiday Open HouseFriday, December 14 5 8 p.m. Luminaries along Park Avenue, Extended Store Hours & Light Refreshments plus...Winter in the Park Ice Rink, Free Admission at the Morse Museum & a Sneak Peek at Downton Abbey Season 3!a portion of sales at participating stores will benefit hurricane sandy relief efforts. details at ExperienceParkAvenue.com. GALLERY | Funeral home director sees art gallery as start of revival of West Fairbanks business corridor CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 6 rfntbnbnnnn nnnrr rbt 61. Looking for a reversal in mo mentum, the Wildcats faced Or lando Christian Prep in the third place consolation game. They came out with a humbling defeat, That loss gave them a fourth with Lake Highland going on to win it all. Wimbley and Brown showed they could bring pressure to other teams on their own, with Wimb ley forcing seven turnovers in one game and brown picking up four steals twice in the tournament. Wednesday for redemption, play ing Cypress Creek at 7:30 p.m. at home at press time. Heading into p.m. Dec. 7 at home. The Grena diers have been on both sides of blowouts to start the season, beat After that the Wildcats take a trip over to Oviedo High School for Hoops With a Heart, facing Cel ebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 to start WILDCATS | Big win, but two losses CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERWinter Park dominated Lake Brantley in the rst round of the Rotary Tournament Nov. 29. Winter Parks hometown holiday weekendWinter Park kicked off the holidays with two big celebrations Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERThe Observers Letters to Santa contest winner Jacquelyn Nguyen, above, rides down Park Avenue in the citys 60th annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade Dec. 1.

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Page 7 DEC. 6 The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Method ist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a music program by the Silver Chimers & Nineties Club Recognition. For more in formation, please visit ocrea-.org or call 407-677-0446. Members of the Jewish Pavilion are in vited to attend JP Connections, a lun cheon for women on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Heathrow Country Club in Lake Mary. For $25 participants will en joy a gourmet meal and informal model ing from Wearable Art. The event will also include a mini-holiday bazaar. To receive an invitation or learn more, call 407-6789363 or email Nancy Ludin at nancylu din@jewishpavilion.org Orlando Museum of Arts First Thursday will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Besides a special holiday sale, Art Under $200 Tis the Season, there will be a live jazz performance, magical illusions, an art demonstration and food from Or chid Thai. Caf offerings, handcrafted beers, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Admission to First Thursdays is $10, free for OMA members, and includes admission to the OMAs permanent collections of American Art, African Art and Art of the Ancient Americas. Parking is free of charge at nearby Orlando Loch Haven Park. For more information, call 407-896-4231 extension 260, or visit OMArt.orgDEC. 7On Friday, Dec. 7, Winter Parks Hannibal Square Merchants Association will present Hannibal Square Holiday, a food and wine celebration beneting the Or lando Philharmonic Orchestra. Hannibal Square merchants and area restaurants will provide food and wine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on New England Avenue, be tween Virginia and Pennsylvania avenues in Winter Park. Musicians from the Or lando Philharmonic will provide seasonal music. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event. Children younger than 12 are free. Groups of 10 tickets are available for $20 each. Tickets may be purchased online at HannibalSquare.com/ HolidayEvent or at participating locations on New England Avenue. In the spirit of the season, attendees are also encour aged to bring toys for donation to Winter Park families in need. Baldwin Parks First Friday event for December will be on Dec. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the heart of Baldwin Park, along New Broad Street in the Village Center. First Friday offers music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/BaldwinParkFirstFridayFestivalDEC. 8Its a Wonderful Life (1946) will be shown at Enzian Theater on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon. This Frank Capra winter time comedy/drama stars James Stewart and was nominated for ve Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture. The epitome of movie sentiment and a transcendent experi ence, Its a Wonderful Life tells the story of an angel helping a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for Enzian members. Tickets can be purchased at Enzians box ofce or at Enzian.org DEC. 9Chabad of Greater Orlando will present Chanukah in the Park Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., in Central Park. The evening will include singing performances, live music, dancers, face painting, jugglers and food. For more information, please call 407644-2500. On Dec. 9, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO) plans to hold the inaugural performance at The Grove at Mead Garden, with a holiday program featuring FSYOs award winning youth or chestras, and a world premier of A Holiday Opening, a new work by composer John Dupuis. This concert is sponsored in part by Chepenik Financial. Tickets range from $10 to $20, and can be purchased at fsyo.org, or at the door on Dec. 9.DEC. 11The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center in Maitland has an nounced two special community pre sentations featuring John Halligan, a renowned speaker on bullying, cyberbul lying and teen suicide. He will be speak ing on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Annunciation Catholic Academy, 593 Jamestown Blvd. in Altamonte Springs, and Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 526 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Both sessions are scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., and no admission is charged. During his program, Halligan will discuss some of the most effective ways family and friends can intervene when a child is displaying signs of stress due to bullying. He also will provide a number of Internet safety tips that can help parents understand the dy namics of cyberbullying and harassment through social media. These events are part of the Holocaust Centers UpStand ers: Stand Up To Bullying initiative.DEC. 13The citys 125th anniversary will be cel ebrated at the Winter Park Historical Associations Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Winter Park Country Club. Newcomers of Central Floridas Dec. 13 holiday luncheon will include seasonal musical entertainment by the Hot Cocoa singers at Maison & Jardin, 430 S. Wy more Road, in Altamonte Springs. Ad vance reservations are required and tick ets are $23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit newcomer sCFL.org or contact wmuhr@yahoo.com or 407-366-9084. The Winter Park High School Band will host its Winter Band Concert in the Anne Deringer Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 13. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Wnr9wt Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.comCalendar Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com* 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. Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Historical performance o f the S&P 500 Index should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. 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Page 9 Lifestyles Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast program: Charitable Giving Featuring President & CEO Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Friday, December 14, 2012 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. The faint sound of a piano med ley makes its way down through the halls of an apartment building steps you take toward Theresa He reaches the end of Caro hold-the-audience-in-the-palm35 students she teaches out of room productions for her cous of Central Florida where she ma performed with the likes of the Orlando Opera Company and the Orlando International Fringe directing talents from where they to churches throughout Central be a good introduction to opera for people not familiar with the ducing people in an approachable was meant to be an art form for all mother to one of her 12-year-old local talents from Rollins College nity to be able to help direct and train up-and-coming singers in circle and me being the teacher space between the appropriate He sings it through one last He defers all compliments to his PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERTheresa Smith has made a name for herself around Central Florida and in her own neighborhood, where she teaches locals how to sing. SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Performance schedule of Amahl and the Night Visitors: Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park; Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at Winter Park Presbyterian Church; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Montverde Church; Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Winter Park; Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando; and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont. To learn more about Theresa Smith and her non-prot Central Florida Vocal Arts, visit TheresaLeighSoprano.com Giving the gift of song Singer and vocal coach spreads her song across the community in holiday performances

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Page 10 r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Five years of orful menagerie adding to the Founded in 2007 by the Florida grown started as an online mar to buyers so that the buyers knew so that the money stayed within more than 50 producers and more only does it run the online mar helped make it run more smooth holistic learning center into the of spoiled food from the days they is focused on sustainable and lo Most of the labor goes into place and order directly from the is prepared or picked on the de Homegrown pick-up the order The members get fresh qual while the producers get some Farm has been producing for the Her specialty is goat cheese for larly sells out her entire produc owner of Venetian Gourmet get the word out and more expen producers and locals who merely One of the most crowded setups at the celebration was for cheese is a popular seller at the coPHOTO BY STEVEN BARNHART THE OBSERVERThe Homegrown Food Cooperative was in a mood to celebrate, with food of course, after ve years in the business of feeding locals food grown from neighbors own backyards. STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff To join the cooperative, members buy-in for life with $200, and are given one vote in choosing the board. Non-members can still shop at the farm store, but with a 10 percent addition to the cost. A board elected once a year manages the co-op, deciding on the direction and policies for that year, as well as raising funds for the non-prot. For more information, visit homegrowncoop.orgHomegrown DEC. 6The 34th annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 6. This Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art holiday tradition will be held in Central Park, which creates the beautiful backdrop for the lighting of eight turn-of-thecentury Tiffany windows as the Bach Festival Choir performs in concert on the main stage. The two-hour pro gram begins at 6:15 p.m. For more in formation, please call 407-645-5311. To complement the annual Christmas in the Park Celebration, Friends of Casa Feliz will present Christmas at the Casa, sponsored by Commerce National Bank and Trust, on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Casa Feliz located at 656 N. Park Ave. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet everyone, the house will be decorated for the season and costumed carolers will lead attendees in holiday favor ites. For more information, please call 407-628-8200.DEC. 8Kids of all ages will enjoy a familyfriendly night out as Orangewood Church and School present a Movies on the Lawn showing of Polar Express on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an out door evening at the movies! Admis sion, popcorn and parking are free. Concessions will be available for pur chase. Visit orangewoodmovienight. com or email info@orangewood.org for details. Baldwin Park Festival of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual holiday celebration kicks off with a parade celebrating Baldwin Parks 10-year anniversary. Come join the fun in Village Center (parade be gins on New Broad Street at Common Way, and goes all the way to the lake) to enjoy holiday performances, activi ties for kids of all ages, the chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and much more! Visit Facebook.com/BaldwinParkFestivalOfLights to learn more.Dec. 9Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park announces its annual holiday photo shoot with Santa on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. All community residents are welcome to meet and take complimentary pictures. Guests can indulge in unique-to-store, holi day-inspired chocolates such as the Mrs. Claus-inspired Jami Shoo ($43), ready-to-buy and customizable bas kets ($10-300) and Peterbrookes 70-pound, three-foot-tall chocolate Santa. For guests convenience, pho tos taken will be uploaded to Peter brookes Facebook page at http:/tiny. cc/PeterbrookeWPMaitland Public Library Events:Friday, Dec. 7, the E Lab will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Dec. 8, the Second Sat urday Winter Wonderland will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Culture Club Winter Holidays Around the World will be at 4 p.m. The Library hosts preschool story and craft time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Reading Buddies for kindergar ten through fth grade is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 is at 4 p.m. on Mondays. The Food for Fines program will run through Sunday, Dec. 16. Call 407-647-7700 to register. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 11 Now through Dec. 9 Stephen Sondheims CompanyAmidst the holiday shows there are four performances left heim a theatre icon and changed musical and for creating Corner production is presented at the Dec. 6 Orlando Museum of Arts Art Under $200 art holiday sale is perfect for Dec. 6-23 PB&J Theatre Factory in the Spirit of the Season packed the entire holiday season woman brings her beau home to meet her family while a pair of Dec. 7 Hannibal Square event benets Orlando Philharmonic Merchants Association will presfood and wine celebration benmay be purchased at Hannibal Dec. 8 Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra holiday benet Orchestra will once again colturing all four the concert presents the sounds Dec. 9 Drop and Shop at the History Center kids at the History Center (in downtown Orlando) while very special guest the only catch is you are required Dec. 8 and 9 Lakeridge Winery Wine & Chocolate Festival The musical lineup includes two bands each day along with solo performances in the hospitality nity to see the fermentation tanks Dec. 10 Bachs Coffee House with Maestro Christopher Wilkins music from the famous chamber Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Best Documentary Audience Award Winner at Sundance & LA SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Fri Sun 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30 & 9:00 Tue 6:30 only Midnight Movies: Sigur Rs Valtari Film Experiment Fri 11:59PM Saturday Matinee Classics: ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE Sat 12 noon Cult Classics: XANADU Only $5! Tue 9:30 FilmSlam Sun 1:00 AT ROLLINS COLLEGE SINCE 1935 JOHN V. SINCLAIR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTORA CLASSIC CHRISTMASWith John V. Sinclair Knowles Memorial Chapel DEC 15 | 7:30 PM DEC 16 | 2:00 PM Always a sellout. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!THE BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRAMAKE THE SEASON SING The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation The Galloway Foundation Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

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Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Coupon has no cash value.BRING THIS COUPON IN FOR20% OFF One Item(Cash Sale Items Only)Coupon Expires 2-28-09 Code SENIORRESGUIDE08N CUT OUT AND SAVE Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! Sterling Heights, MI43900 Schoenherr Rd. 1 (586) 737-2323Troy, MI6012 Rochester Rd. 1 (248) 828-8400Winter Park, FL2069 Aloma Ave. 1 (800) 990-9557Royal Oak, MI30475 Woodward Ave. 1 (248) 288-0440Southgate, MI18800 Eureka Rd. 1 (734) 281-1800Center Line, MI26834 Lawrence 1 (586) 755-2300Eastpointe, MI21571 Kelly Rd. 1 (586) 779-7770Locations *Retail orders by cash, check or credit card only. Excludes power scooters, seat lift chairs, sale items, wellness supplements, web, custom, special orders and insurance transactions. No other discounts apply. Previous orders excluded. Cannot be combined with other discounts. 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Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Hurry up and wait, wait, wait for benets Citys SunRail stop cementedPHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERA CSX freight train rolls through Winter Parks newly built SunRail platform, part of a commuter rail station under construction. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERRanGetsu co-owner Hector Ponce pours some wine during the Winter Park Sip and Stroll on Nov. 15. The popular event drew hundreds to Park Avenue shops. Winter Parkers sip and stroll into the holidays

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Page 17 MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTSThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit itsmy maitland.com The Maitland Senior Center will be closing at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20. Due to this early closure, there will be no Chair Yoga, Arts & Crafts Club, or Arts & Crafts class on Dec. 20. The Center will also be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for holi days. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. Are you interested in art, history, health, and entertainment? Then join us on the rst and third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. for our Senior Speak er Series. Each month we will cover a broad range of topics that everyone will enjoy. Come join us for an educational and fun time! Dec. 18: Roberta Lerman, artist and art teacher at the Maitland Senior Cen ter, took up story telling a few years ago. She is a member of the Storytellers of Central Florida and was part of a group performance at Orlando Museum of Art this past spring. Join us for a onewoman performance presenting an as sortment of short stories, some original and some as told by her. She has in cluded stories that are appropriate for the holiday season. Two of her stories will include her own illustrations to ac company her telling. Refreshments will be served. Join Audrey every Tuesday in December at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. The class is an hour and a half, and is perfect for both beginner and in termediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in December at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies. Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in December. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in December at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you like making new friends and sharing your favorite patterns? Then join our Knit & Crochet group meeting every Monday in December at 10 a.m. Bring your cur rent project and have some fun! And if Mondays dont work for you, we also have another Knit & Crochet group that meets Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us every Monday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in De cember at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Donna every Thursday in De cember at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in December for Recorder classes at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Fri day of the month that is staffed by coun selors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and long term care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserve. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. Send submissions to ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com 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. Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Senior Calendar Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 What keeps us young? few things from their list of pre spicy dishes and chocolate were Reading books that are chal new authors or another genre watching stand-up comedy One of the most popular ways to connect and stay front Facebook can be a fun way to use the right settings to control ter can be challenging for those Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send email to columnreply@gmail.com. 2012 King Features Synd. Inc. Little Library nds new homePHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERJannette Matos and her family unveiled a new Little Free Library at Phelps Park Nov. 30.

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Page 18 Opinions Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park I feel a bit like punishment is there that night because I saw all And when something is in your own backyard you may appreci more commonly known as Ayers Grand Canyon? He admitted he The exotic and alluring is often not what we associate with anynight last year as the music knew I would be writing about up these beauti ful 500 pound to say I will be doing that all day appear here next if my usual meandering word Wondering that has gotten me Courtyard and asked longtime began by noting it was windows from the Morse Museum that added the eye-catching color and design for which it was often I asked what he thought about adds to the community and he museum with the I met Catherine spoke to her recent times for being so assuming people know as much I ask about the greatest mis conception associated with the completely funded by the Morse gift each year to the community memorial windows go to retirethere is the mounted patrol from police we hire to manage the road shares the name of one of the women to whom one of the winseum estimates usual attendance It unites the entire community under the Central Florida stars for a shared tradition that a respite from the commercialism think of anywhere else in the world that such a unique celebration of art and music could take and that some people would not a part of their legacy as is the Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com and ILUVParkAve. 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. Check out his column on WPMObserver.com by navigating to Columnists > Clyde Moore are the three most frequently prosecuted Failure to File Tax Returns or pay tax Any person required under this title to by this title or by regulations made under authority thereof to fails to pay such estior times required by law addition to other penalComments inal charges against taxpayers for failing to through wage withholdings or estimated Recommendations File your tax returns before pares a return for you and before it begins a agent for payment negotiations rather than False Tax Returns and false statements Any person who willfully makes and a written declaration that it is made under Comments or the intentional claiming of a fraudulent his tax return and signs it under penalties has not reported all of his income or has gram) Recommendations prosecution under this federal statute is period is extended to six years in the case Tax Evasion Any person who willfully attempts tax imposed by this title or the payment Recommendations Peter Pappas is a tax attorney and a CPA. He and his rm, The Pappas Group, have been helping federal and state taxpayers with their fax and business problems for more than 25 years. Call Peter at 407648-2555; email him at ppappas@pappaslaw.com; or visit pappastax.comA Tiffany ChristmasWe highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Dr. Saulius Jankauskas Marvaldi Hair & Makeup Salon, as well as its new store Nature In Beauty both in the Hidden Garden Courtyard display and sell recycled fused glass art by local artist Dr. Saulius Jankauskas. Hes a plastic surgeon by trade, but since 1996 has also been doing some cosmetic glass reconstruction. Marvaldi has displayed Jankauskas work for seven years, just as long as theyve been located in The Hidden Garden. Jankauskas works are also now on display as part of the new Diversity show in the CityArts Factory in Orlando. Tiffany window The three most frequently prosecuted tax crimes Peter Pappas Tax Talk

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Page 19 Louis Roney Play On!Chris Jepson PerspectivesMomma knows best Oh say do we see head around what a pox mankind is for Africa (we are all Africans) approximately really pausing to consider our impact sprayed with polluting herbicides and and marine species are becoming extinct to cleanly desalinate ocean water and not requiring yet more untilled acreage on earth that should be at the forefront of building a sustainable population and we are hearing increased rumblings that America is heading for population probOur economic model is predicated on otherwise and you are painted as unJepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Glory reminds us of our allegiance to the Americanism was prominent in the blood In World War II when I looked up from the deck of an American warship prouder than when I wore the uniform of tantly with a mild semblance of embar Quite aside from the immediate efthis nation in the direction of arbitrary few years as the America that once led We are now learning the alarming Holder is highly unlikely to fail to carry there not always a few wise among us What did the 2012 election accom About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Today, the American attitude toward patriotism seems to be somewhat jaded, even something to be approached reluctantly with a mild semblance of embarrassment. As a people, we Americans often hide our better emotions, and that habit is nothing in itself to be proud of. The cost of insurance continues to rise law also limits out-of-pocket spending and suming premiums increase at the historical gradually become sicker and more costly primary tool for controlling costs will be found that 12 percent fewer physicians get claims amounting to thousands of dol Value-based purchasing represents an accountable for the quality and the cost of Janet Trautwein is CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters.A health insurance broker could save you moneyJANET TRAUTWEIN Guest Writer

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