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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091444/00242
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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: 01-24-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 26271684
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issn - 1064-3613
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WPMOBSERVER.COM Remembering fast times and happy memories formed in the parking lot of the iconic Ropers Grill. Page 13 Letters to the editor Lifestyles Some soccer players break records. This one keeps shattering his own, on the eld and in the classroom. Page 8 Clyde Moore A lifetime of furry companions has taught our columnist a the value of rescuing a new best friend. Page 12 Family Calendar The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle takes children on a journey through the animal kingdom at the Orlando Rep. Page 9 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Sinclair Method of Alcohol ExtinctionNow Is The Time To Make Your New Years Resolution2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Winter Park City Commis sion candidate Ross Johnston suspended his campaign and dropped his law suit at once Tues day morning. In a released state ment at 9:18 a.m. he wrote that he was dropping Though the process of the le gal discovery actually increased our case, it also became clear that winning the suit would result in collateral dam age that would be painful to many and would not Johnston wrote. The candidate had been em broiled in a lawsuit against City Clerk Cindy Bonham about whether his candidacy should have been rejected due to tech nicalities. Johnston had arrived election Jan. 8 at noon, but had tion process on time, according to the clerk. The clerk, city attorney, Johnston and his attorney were scheduled to meet in a judicial trial hearing Thursday to deter mine whether Johnston had legal right to candidacy and whether Bonhams rejection of his candi dacy was legal. Wade Vose, a member of John stons legal team, substantiated Johnstons claim he was drop ping the lawsuit in a letter to the citys attorney Tuesday morn A few feet down the dirt road leading to the Thurston House in Maitland, the sound of running water greets you at the beginning of a well-worn path through the trees toward Lake Eulalia. The natural sound of a bab bling brook, water rolling over rocks, is a distinctly unnatural noise to be coming from a sed entary lake, but one thats been carefully handcrafted here the product of an innovative attempt to clean it. An undergrounded water pump pushes 8 to 10 gallons a minute out of Lake Eulalia up hill, out over a bubbling rock fountain and into a man-made Ingenious lake lter also relaxes visitors SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Commission candidate drops lawsuit ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Cooper Johnston Please see ELECTION on page 3 Please see LAKES on page 2 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A pump ltering through plants feeds Lake Eulalia in Maitland, creating a calming ow of water that lures passers by while creating natural purication as it ows downstream. Winter Park celebrated the Unity Heritage Festival and MLK Day Jan. 19-21. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Remembering heritage

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Page 2 falls from the rocks through the pond planted with indigenous underwater vegetation until grav ity carries it downstream, through another pipe and into another pond with a different variety of nutrient-removing plants skim ming its surface. Under a walk way and into one more pond, the lake water travels until its piped back into the waterbody below, hopefully cleaner than when it came out. Its a system were really ex cited about, and we dont think Lakes Management Director Ma rissa Williams said. Installed in October in the previously wildly overgrown city-owned land bordering Lake Eulalia and the Thurston House property, this man-made system elements, Williams said, was the citys innovative way of tackling the lakes declining trend of con dition. Its not that the lake was at a critical level, its that it had the most declining trend this is our way of trying to arrest that degra Since securing lake-projectwater fees in 2008, Williams said the city has been able to be pro active with its lake maintenance projects and up-keep. Since 2007, the city has installed three un boxes, with another one set to be installed this year. These inline boxes remove debris and sedi into the citys lakes. Stormwater, she said, is a nonpoint source, in that its pollution comes from many different sourc es both natural and man-made. From motor oil and pesticides, to soda cans and basketballs, it all gets washed from the streets straight into the lakes. People dont realize you throw that Coke can out the win dow and it ends up straight in a With 21 lakes, covering ap proximately one-third of the total area of the city, maintaining the citys waterways is a multimil lion-dollar a year effort. The Lakes Management Department, Public Works Director Rick Lemke said, operates on an estimated $1 mil lion budget allocated from the stormwater utility fees. Funding beyond that, he said, requires ap plying and qualifying for grants. Even if we had a $10 million Lemke said. The $100,000 pond project at Lake Eulalia was chosen as an al ternative to a more costly idea of ning into the lake. A project in the works across Lake Avenue from Lake Eulalia at Lake Gem, cleaning up a surplus ditch currently in talks of being transferred from Florida Depart ment of Transportation control to that of the city, is alone estimated to cost $600,000 to $700,000. As of 2012 surveys, Lake Gem is Maitlands lake with the high est nutrient level. Taking over the ditch, Lemke said, would give the city the opportunity to seek the funding necessary to address nu from the ditch. After twice being tabled, a decision on the control of the ditch is scheduled again for a vote by the Maitland City Council on Monday, Jan. 28. The city just wants to make sure were protected, and not tak Though the similar water qual ity solutions to the one at Lake Eulalia have proven effective in other locations such as the Orlan do Wetland Park, Williams said it hasnt been installed long enough to show measured change in lev els yet. Since its installation three months ago, Williams said, the project has shown value in other Three lab classes from Rol lins College have visited the lake tion process thats been installed. And she hopes that elementary through high school student trips will soon follow. Were hoping this will turn into an outdoor laboratory Schools can use it as an outdoor said. It also serves as walking-dis tance destination for those staying at the Thurston House beckoned water to sit at the ponds benches and watch the system work. We see it as an asset to the whole community, not just the (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.w w w .oldhar bor f inancial .c om Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Mon t h CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term Call Tim at Florida Transport 407-924-3324Safe, reliable and affordable.NEED A RIDE (877) 302-6713www.fortiscollege.edu 1573 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL For consumer information visit www.fortis.edu Prepare to become aCAREER OPPORTUNITIES LAKES | Though Eulalias water quality wasnt at a critical level, lakes director said its been on the decline C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE For more information on Maitlands lakes, and what the citys Lakes Management team is doing to keep them clean, visit itsmymaitland.com/ pubworks_lakes.aspx PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Though some Orlando lakes use a similar system, Maitland ofcials say they wont jump the gun on deciding whether their new lake-ltering system, which uses natural processses to clean the water, measurably cleans it. They say that will take time before they can test it.

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Page 3 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFriday, January 25 How to Communicate When Logic Doesnt Work 1pm-3:30pm Presented by ADRC RSVP 407-843-1910 Monday, January 28 Senior Club sponsored by Family Physicians Group Casino Day 10am-1pm Tuesday, January 29 Elder Law Workshop 9:30am-12:30pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Estate Planning Workshop 2pm-4pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Wednesday, January 30 Pet Appreciation Day 9am-3pm Hosted by Genworth Financial & The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm-4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407-545-4098 Thursday, January 31 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am-3pm Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Friday, February 1 Womens Inspirational Hour 12 noon 1pm Hosted by Cindy Price RSVP 407-949-6732 Memory Screenings 2pm 4pm Hosted by Arden Courts Memory Care Community By appointment only 407-949-6733 Medicare Educational Workshop 3pm 4:30pm Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723Calendar of Events January 2013 ing. By Tuesday afternoon, that in court, dealing a self-imposed death blow to Johnstons candida cy that had begun in a mad dash on Jan. 8. Johnston had said he decided to qualify for candidacy at the last minute after being informed no body would run against incum bent Commissioner Carolyn Coo per in the March election. Johnston said he was proud of the rapid effort of friends and supporters. My brief campaign was truly a grass roots effort to preserve the democratic process that had its start in an unexpected morning conversation on the playground Johnston wrote. Cooper said she had expected the citys side to prevail on Thurs days legal hearing. Im just puzzled as to why it said of the legal challenge. It ap peared to be a frivolous lawsuit the citys resources and the citys energy because of that. I dont be lieve they had a defensible posi along with unopposed Commis said she was happy to concentrate on representing the people of the city rather than campaigning. Im proud to serve the citi zens of Winter Park for three more ELECTION | Cooper glad she can cancel campaign and continue representing city C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE It appeared to be a frivolous lawsuit in the first place, and we wasted the citys resources and the citys energy because of that. I dont believe they had a defensible position.

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Page 4 FL World Organization of China Painters presents its2013 Porcelain Art ShowPearls, Lace, & Vintage Grace Jan. 27: 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Jan. 28: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Vintage Gala 5 p.m. 8 p.m.Jan. 29: 9 a.m. 3 p.m.Bahia Shrine Center Admission: $5 Herbal Nail Fungus Soak$16.95 postpaid Money Back GuaranteeNail Fungus? Cracking Heel?LongCreekHerbs.com 417-779-5450 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Volunteer to mentor Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Flor ida is seeking business and community members to serve as classroom volun teers for students in middle and high schools. JA mentors educate students about nancial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and the importance of the free enterprise system. Volunteer opportunities are available at three lev els and require approximately one-hour per week for ve to seven sessions, de pending on the program. Training is held monthly. Contact Rachel Whitmire at 407898-2121, extension 30, or rwhitmire@ jacentral.org for more information. Deans lister Kristin Symonds, of Winter Park, has been named to the E&H Deans List for the fall semester. To be eligible for Deans List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.6 or better and take a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work during the semester. Emory & Henry College is a trans formative academic community located in Southwest Virginia. Recognized as a national liberal arts institution, the Col lege is committed to the transformation of its students by providing a high quality education, distinguished by advancement toward expanded personal potential and enlightened civic responsibility. Top-notch Tigers The following local residents have been named to the Deans List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester: Marcella Mack Castelloes of Winter Park, who is majoring in Accounting, Lindsay Ann Seel of Winter Park, who is majoring in General Engineering. To be named to the Deans List, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Prolic painter Congratulations go out to Winter Parks Stacy Barter for winning an Honorable Mention in the Associate Division of the Oil Painters of Americas 2012 Fall Online Showcase. Ms. Barter has been an associate member of Oil Painters of America since 2007. Her oil painting Early Birds, Winter Park Farmers Market was chosen from more than 595 paintings submitted from artists across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The exhibit can currently be seen at opaonlineshowcase.com. To view more of Stacy Barters works, please visit stacy barter.com The Employee Benefit Research Insti tute reports that the overall median tenure of workers the midpoint of wage and salary workers length of employment in their current jobs was slightly higher in 2012 at 5.4 years, compared with 5.2 years in 2010 and 5.0 years 29 years ago, in 1983. TD Bank has promoted George Seda to small business relationship manager in Winter Park. As vice president he is responsible for providing a range of commercial lending and deposit ser vices to new and existing small busi ness clients throughout the Seminole, Orange and Osceola county region. NAI Realvest recently completed a lease agreement for 2,490 square feet of office space at 917 N. Penn sylvania Ave. in the Winter Park Com merce Center near downtown Winter Park. Michael Heidrich, principal at NAI Realvest, negotiated the transac tion representing the landlord, Winter Park-based WFI, LLP. A local massage therapy firm, Gifted Touch, LLC, is the new tenant. Polly Anderson a 16-year veteran of public broadcasting, has been hired as executive director of WUCF TV Cen tral Floridas home for PBS. The hire follows a national search for the new position at the University of Central Florida. Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in management, marketing, finance, communications, strategic operations and media man agement. She comes to WUCF TV from KNME, New Mexico PBS and will join WUCF TV in early February. Marlows Tavern leased the former McDonalds Restaurant location at 1008 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. The 6,151-square-foot building is on 1.3 acres. The tenant signed a long-term lease. The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) Board of Trustees has added three members and elected new of ficers for 2013. New trustees include Harold Barley, executive director of MetroPlan Orlando; Dr. William Marvin Hardy, IV, medical director and pedia trician at Grace Medical Home and J. Kurt Wood, director of client service at DePrince, Race & Zollo Inc. New and existing housing sales are up in almost every region of Florida and real estate sales professionals are bracing for a busy 2013, according to Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Re alty in Orlando. CORRECTION In Louis Roneys column in the Jan. 17 issue, the suspected gunman in the Newtown, Conn., shooting was misidentied as being from Massachusetts. Students cleaning up their act with science Orlando Science Charter Schools fth grade students recently dove head rst into OUCs A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Proj ect to learn about the water cycle and natural resources in Florida. The Alternative Water and Energy Supply; Observation, Methods and Education (A.W.E.S.O.M.E.) Project educated local students about water supply and sus tainability, as well as alternative energy. Students engaged in hands-on experi ments and demonstrations explaining how water is puried. The public charter school emphasizes excellence in STEMrelated subjects, particularly science.

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Page 5 Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink CustomersThe Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.50 per month and business services are $28.00$32.50 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make reside ntial telephone service more affordable to eligible low income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is d efined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Co nsumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high speed Internet serv ice up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the firs t 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. 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Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one time High Speed Internet activation fee applies. A onetime professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a onetime shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General Services not available everywhere. Centu ryLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, car rier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, ra tes. 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. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Meeting upcoming 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING City Council Meeting of Jan. 14 The Maitland City Council met Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. Consent: Council meeting were approved as presented. Oct. 3 Parks & Recreation Advi sory Board. nating places of polling, opening & closing of polls and form of ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, March 12. ager to execute the Vote Process ing Equipment Use Agreement & Elections Services Contract for Municipal Elections with the Or ange County Supervisor of Elec tions for the March 12 General Municipal Election. ment to cover unanticipated elec tion and Charter Review expens es. the contract with Barracuda Build ing Corporation in the amount of $10,780.19 to cover additional expenses in excess of the Federal Grant received for the Safe Routes To Schools project. and Seminole County Municipal Agency Mutual Aid Agreements. 2013 Chevrolet 3500 HD pick -up truck from Alan Jay Automotive Network for the Grounds Mainte nance Division for $31,859.60. tion of $26,300 from the Parks Trust Fund for the upgrade and renovation at Bellamy Park and the Maitland Baseball Complex. Fredric Wurtzel, 1770 E. Adams Drive, to connect to the existing city sewer system per City Code Section 20-41; and, granted him permission via letter to Orange County from the Public Works Department to obtain the permit necessary to repair the septic tank. Decisions: appointed to the Lakes Advisory Board effective Jan. 3, 2013 for a three-year term. olution to accept ownership and maintenance responsibility of the Monroe Avenue FDOT ditch. er to enter into a contract with AV CON Inc. in the amount of $39,380 for the Utility Planning and Storm Pipe Construction Documents Phase for the four-block area to include Independence Lane, Horatio, George Avenue and Packwood. proposed Voluntary Annexation of Don Reid Ford, including me dians, and scheduled the Public Hearing date for adoption of the ordinance as Jan. 28, 2013. approving a second amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Maitland Art and History Asso ciation (MAHA), to second read ing and public hearing, proposing to lease Lots 44 and 45, Sybelia Heights Subdivision, recorded in cords of Orange County. increase for the City Manager & City Clerk. To listen to a recording of the meeting, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com City Council Agenda of Jan. 28, 2013 The Maitland City Council meets the second and fourth Mon day of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 28 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Public Hearings Annexation ment MAHA Lease Agreement Maitland Concourse North Consent Agenda Jan. 14 Board Minutes of Cities Chevrolet Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety Grant CCNA Contracts CRA Decision Items: Ditch Transfer Monroe Avenue For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com

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Page 7 Martin Luther King Jr. Park ofcially dedicated On Jan. 21, Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley, members of the City Commission, representatives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force, and more than 50 attendees dedication of at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the corner of Den ning Drive and Morse Boulevard. At that event, the community honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and en couraged his great dream by cel ebrating the values of peace and equality, acceptance and toler ance, and justice and compassion. A memorial brick was placed at the site and beginning next month, the community will have an opportunity to purchase me morial bricks from the Parks & Recreation Department to honor their friends, family and loved remembrance. Funds raised by the brick sales will help develop the park into the conceptual plans six circles will symbolize words that encapsulate Dr. Kings vision including hope, dream, righteous ness, peace, love and justice. Dr. King once said, Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still develops, an apple tree in honor of Dr. King, and other fruit trees will be planted to remind us always of his work and dedication for civil rights, justice and equality. For more information on how to purchase a MLK Jr. Park memo rial brick, please call 407-599-3334. City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report Window Contest awards presen tation ments Consent Agenda 1/14/2013. and contracts (for a full listing, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Com mission Agenda.) half of the parks rental not to ex ceed $825 for the Michael Andrew and Swinger Head Concert on Sunday, Feb. 10. Action Items Requiring Discussion ULI recommendations for West Fairbanks Avenue for SunRail proposal discuss the City Master Plan draft Public Hearings dinances requested by Atlan tic Housing Partners, LLLP, to change the existing designations at 835 W. Canton Ave. nances amending the Police Of ditional Use approval to construct a branch bank with drive-in tell ers on the property at 810 N. Or lando Ave. nance to annex 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. nances establishing a Single Fam ily Residential Future Land Use designation and Single Family (R-1AA) District zoning on the annexed property at 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. nances related to the repeal of su permajority needed for adoption of ordinances. Central Floridas Open For Busi ness climate, great service, job cre ation, and business investment. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New > City Commis sion Agenda. Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Descuentos en Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLinkLa Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida ha designado a CenturyLink como un Portador Elegible de Telecomunicaciones dentro de su rea de servicio para fines de servicio universal. Las tarifas de servicio local bsico de CenturyLink para lneas de voz residenciales son $19.50 al mes y para servicios de negocios son $28.00$32.50 al mes. Las tarifas especficas se proporcionarn por solicitud. CenturyLink participa en un programa de beneficios del gobierno (Lifeline) para hacer el servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a personas y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos. Los clientes elegibles son aquellos que cumplen con las normas de elegibilidad segn lo defi nido por la FCC y las comisiones estatales. 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Los cargos por recuperacin de costos no son impuestos o cargos por uso exigidos por el gobierno. Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos se aplican sobre tarifas con una base mensual estndar, no promocional. Fre dlund Fine Arts Works by: Peter Pettigrew Henry Peter Henry VonGend Craig Bone Frank Ferranti Kim Robertson Thomas Brooks Kent Ullberg Robert Deurloo Patricia Chute and othersTo create room for new inventory for 2013 were 1143 Orange Ave. Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.comJanuary Clearance 25% to 50% all artwork! Sale Sale Sale Sale Colon cancer is the 2ndleading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. Colon cancer starts without symptoms so choose prevention and get screened.If youre 50or older, ask your doctor which colon cancer screening test is right for you. Colon Cancer Screening Saves LivescoloncancerFL.org rffntb PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK COMMUNICATIONS Members of the Winter Park City Commission and local church leaders dedicated a plaque and ofcially renamed Lake Island Park to be Martin Luther King Jr. Park in honor of the fallen civil rights leader. The event coincided with the citys Unity Heritage Festival last weekend.

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Page 8 Lifestyles T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U The businesses, organizations and individuals below have chosen to support your local Chamber of Commerce again in 2013 by renewing their membership. Please join us in thanking them for their investment in our community the next time you shop, dine, or call on their place of business. For more information about the Winter Park Chambe r of Commerce, our members, or upcoming events, visit us at the Winter Park Welcome Center, cal l (407) 644-8281 or log on to www.winterpark.org. A N N U A L S U P P O R T E R S Bay Hill Jewelers on Park Be On Park Bella Charyli Fairwinds Credit Union Baldwin Park Florida Sports and Family Health Center Greenleaf Photo Studio HomeBanc Institute of Technical Arts Karl's Event Rental, Inc. Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream Levine Napier Insurance Lilly Pulitzer Luxury Trips New Traditions National Bank Owens Realty Network, LLC RE/MAX 200 Realty Security Financial Management The Collection The Leary Group The Paper Shop Weston Diagnostics WMFE-FM 5 + Y E A R S A. Anthony Giovanoli Beasley & Henley Interior Design BETA Center Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine Central Florida Lifestyle Publications Citizens Bank of Florida Eyes & Optics Frank A. Hamner, P.A. Saundra Hester Hillstone's Restaurant Lamm & Company Partners Midtown Title Mystic Granite & Marble Orlando VA Medical Center Post Lake at Baldwin Park Ruggiero, Martinez & Norton, P.A. Synergy The Wine Room on Park Avenue Threshold, Inc. tugboat and the bird Whittington Properties 1 0 + Y E A R S All Business Printing, Inc. CNL Bank Orlando Ale House Winter Park Sprinkles Cakes Websolvers Winter Park Garden Club 1 5 + Y E A R S Absolute Photography Brion Price Photography Burns Appraisal, Inc. David Lundberg Building & Roofing Contractor Thaddeus & Polly Seymour 2 0 + Y E A R S BankFirst Brandywine Square First United Methodist Church Tuni Visit Orlando 2 5 + Y E A R S St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church The Oakley Corporation Winter Park Day Nursery, Inc. 3 0 + Y E A R S Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens The Keewin Real Property Company 3 5 + Y E A R S Bright House Networks, LLC Park Plaza Hotel 4 0 + Y E A R S Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. 5 0 + Y E A R S Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley Insurance Hubbard Construction Co. Lewis-Cobb Pest Control Massey Services, Inc. Miller's Hardware, Inc. Murrah, Doyle and Wigle, P.A. Scenic Boat Tour Wayne Densch, Inc. Winter Park Memorial Hospital Chamber Trustees Park Avenue Merchants Association members Soccer star shatters records on and off the eld Only 37 students are on the National Soccer Coaches Associa tion of America (NSCAA) team, and Winter Parks Jordan Stewart is one of them. He only had to rebreak his schools scoring records and score a 4.42 GPA in the class room to get on the squad, which only found one player in the en But Jordan may be the only player on that list who has never attended another school in his en tire life. The tiny Geneva School, tucked off to the side of State Road 436 where Winter Park blurs into Seminole County, doesnt have many students. Only 192 are in grades 6-12, leaving a small pool of players to choose from for sports. Jordan, now a senior, has been there since kindergarten. In such an unlikely sporting mecca, Jordan has emerged as a devastating scorer on the schools has played 16 games so far and scored 68 goals, 36 of which came off Jordans foot. Still in his senior season, hes already broken the schools scoring record, set just last season by Jordan. After already holding two school records before his senior even as he was being pursued by double and triple teams on the ting new milestones. in your ability, said Stewart when asked how he plays through the adversity that he faces on the and always be willing to learn. For Stewart, hard work goes without saying. But two years ago his perseverance was tested for couldnt see. In Jordans sophomore year, it wasnt a slide tackle that sidelined him, but an unexpected illness that took him out of the game. tion for it, but it kept him in bed, and on the bench, for four months. Stewart said those months, and the recovery from the illness, was the biggest challenge hes had to overcome. As a result, he stud ied all summer to make up the schoolwork that he missed in his time to progress to his junior year. Physically, it took a long time for me to get back in soccer shape, Stewart said. This sea son has been really nice for me year in a couple of years. Armed with that level of per spective, he emerged from his ill ness more disciplined, tougher. He was named a captain his junior year an honor rarely reserved for non-seniors. He takes his re sponsibilities seriously instead of taking his opportunities for grant ed, said Coach Mike McAvoy. With his skill level and abil ity, its actually both on and off a leader during practice, pregame warm-ups, even here at the school. McAvoy said that Jordan is continuously leads his team and does whatever is asked of him. Senior year, naturally, he won his title as captain again. Now with a 13-2-1 record heading toward the postseason, and a rare national honor under his belt, he still plays the humble role of a team player. The Geneva School to win a spot on the NSCAA academic team, he makes it known that his success is reciprocal; it comes from helping his teammates, and his teammates helping him. Hes a role model to the younger kids, said McAvoy. His his time management of being able to conduct both [academics and athletics] makes him a special player. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GENEVA SCHOOL Jordan Stewart, left of center, has shattered school records at The Geneva School while earning academic honors along the way. The National Soccer Coaches Association of Amer ica recently named him as part of its high school academic team of only 37 players. STEVEN BARNHART AND ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Hes a leader during practice, pre-game warm-ups, even here at the school.

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Its a pleasure for me to join in applauding the manage ment of Taste for their kindness and generosity. Its also a pleasure for me to share my reactions to the glo rious food that comes out of Tastes kitchen. Self-described as a small plate (tapas) restaurant, servings I enjoyed were anything but small, and Caribbean is the major W. Smith St., just around the corner from Edgewater Drive in the heart of College Park, Taste offers a uniquely varied menu, a full-service bar, and an extensive wine list. The contemporary/retro interior provides a variety of seat ing choices from the potentially romantic seclusion of the front room, to the main dining room with a choice of individual tables, family-style seating (to fully ap preciate the live music), or seat ing at the bar. Beginning sensibly with the avocado and hearts of palm salad, I immediately recognized the aptly-named Taste manages to offer extra taste in the food from a variety of sources one of which is Chef Joans personal herb garden. The fresh thyme in my salad came from that personal garden. Moving on to the crab and goat cheese torte which comes with the highest recommenda tion I luxuriated through every bite. When I experience a taste that is new (and this special), I always slow down to fully appreciate the new taste sensation. I love goat cheese and who doesnt love crab, so I was already thinking of telling everyone about this amaz ing mix of my favorite things served together. This is the perfect appetizer before a full meal, or an accompaniment to an after-work-drink, or a taste-treat while listening to live jazz. Even the handmade bread crisps served with the torte made their way into my notes as wonderful. When I commented to my server about how much I enjoyed the torte, she wisely noted, Ev erything tastes better when its made with fresh ingredients. I was enjoying these food treats with a homemade specialty of the house called ginger vanilla soda which can be served with or without vodka. While Im not normally a fan of sweet drinks, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and found it refreshing even on a chilly evening. this kitchen are to be celebrated, so I ordered the Blackened chicken served with a side of rice and sweet plantains. Chef Joan gets her blackened chicken just right. Its marinated in her own blend of tropical JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff Please see CORNER TABLE on page 10 JAN. 26 The Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2K presented by Florida Hospital will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at Central Park and downtown Winter Park on Park Avenue. The event will start with a 5.2K Run and Walk at 7:30 a.m., fol lowed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required to partici pate. The beneficiary of this event will be the Track Shack Foundation, which can be contacted at track shack.com Pookies 5th Annual Winter Res cue Fest charity fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local nonprofit animal rescue groups will be Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Rescue Fest is a free event and fundraiser for local non-profit rescue groups. This event seeks to promote an educational message of the im portance of responsible pet owner ship and spay/neuter to reduce pet overpopulation. Activities include educational seminars, a Kids Zone and playground area, live musi cal entertainment and a food truck court. Call 321-287-0390 or visit rescue@pookiesbowwowbakery. com or pookiesrescuefest.com for more information. JAN. 27 JCC South Orlandos fourth an nual Winter Festival will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JCC South Orlando. The family festival will feature a real snow park, including sledding, a rock wall, horse and carriage rides, carnival rides, bounce houses, a video game arcade and more. In dividuals ages 5 to adult can also enter the J Idol singing competition with celebrity judges for a chance to win $500 or an iPad Mini. Buy activ ity wristbands and find out more at orlandowinterfestival.org FEB. 1 More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their works of art at the First Friday Charity Fes tival & Art Stroll on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Village Center. The Arts Hub Florida and Baldwin Park Merchants Associa tion are sponsors of the First Friday series that offers live music, drink specials, free samples, interac tive activities and much more. The monthly event is free to the public and is both family-friendly and petfriendly. FEB. 2 The Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5K will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mead Garden in Winter Park at 1385 S. Denning Drive. The event, which will benefit the Florida Hospital Breast Cancer Care Fund, will begin with a 3.1 mile Run & Walk at 7:30 a.m. for women only, followed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. Visit track shack.com for more information on the event. ONGOING The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing Jan. 24 through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disneys The Lion King or Animal Kingdoms Finding Nemo: The Musical, with all of Dr. Dolittles animal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Or landorep.com for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 407.644.1509 Crosby YMCA 2005 Mizell Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 407.644.3606 Calendar spices and herbs, but where some restaurants serve this dish and leave your mouth tasting nothing der and spicy (in a good way). We also tasted the oxtail done with the Caribbean season ing Chef Joan has mastered so beautifully. Served with navy beans, and creating its own natural gravy, dont be afraid to pick up this wonderfulness with bone. Picking it up is proper for this dish that had me dipping bread into the gravy to make the experience last longer. We added a side order of sauted ted from the fresh herb garden. I never knew mushrooms could taste that good. I had now been oohing and aahing over the food so much that we were presented with a specialty dessert of the house Bananas Foster. My advice when you enjoy the food that much is to always let the chef know it. Our gift from the chef was that old New Orleans spe cialty, served here with the Carib bean touch of candied citrus. Thank you. I am more than happy to recommend Tastes food, but you can also visit Tastes website for more on this charming and friendly restaurant that sincerely cares about the community. Its event calendar showcases jazz, open-mic nights, Caribbean music, and art galleries featuring local talent. And if youve read this far, tell them Josh sent me, and Taste will offer a free dessert with every entre purchased in the month of February. Call 407-8350646 or visit tastecp.com CORNER TABLE | Master of spices C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Dont be afraid to pick up this wonderfulness and eat it off the bone. JAN. 24 Art at the Casa will feature the photogra phy of Peter Schreyer every day through Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. In addition, there is also a special photography workshop on Jan. 26. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Associate will be present at the PAMA Meet and Greet on Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, lo cated at 151 W. Lyman Ave. In addition to enjoying hors doeuvres and refresh ments, individuals will have the opportu nity to meet the 2013 PAMA board and president, Lambrine Macejewski; recap last years events; look ahead into what the new year holds; and honor outgoing president Sarah Grafton. The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 10th anniversary series of professional musical theatre with My Way: A Musi cal Tribute to Frank Sinatra from Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. Contact Lisa at 407-6450145 or email lisa@winterparkplayhouse. org for more information. Looking into a possible renovation of its Germaine Marvel Building, the Art & His tory Museums Maitland (A&H) invites individuals to preview drawings for this renovation Thursday, Jan. 24 at noon in the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Rep. John Mica will host an open house at his Maitland congressional ofce located at 100 E. Sybelia Ave., Suite 340, on Jan. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 407-6578080 for more information about the open house. JAN. 25 The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents an evening of entertain ment honoring the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley This production will run Jan. 25-28, Feb. 1-4 and Feb. 8-11. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 and only cash or checks are accepted. To make a reser vation, call 407-920-4034. JAN. 26 Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, in Eatonville. This multiday, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, her hometown of Eatonville the nations oldest incorporated African American municipality and the cultural contributions people of African ances try have made to the United States and the world. For additional information on ZORA! Festival events, visit zorafestival. org or call 407-647-3307. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com JAN. 26: The Telephone an opera at the A&H A&H will partner with Florida Opera Theatre to present The Telephone, an opera by Gain Carlo Menotti, in the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Guests can tour the A&Hs Telephone Museum prior to the performance and enjoy a reception in the gallery afterwards. Tick ets are $30 each. Visit operatheatre.org for more information on the opera.

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Page 11 Now through March 16 Othello at the Shakespeare Center A thriller of jealousy, passion and revenge, Othello has been called Shakespeares most treach erous play. The plays examina tion of race, jealousy and passion are just as poignant today as they were when he wrote it, says Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. Othello begins previews on Jan. 23 and runs through March 16. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org Now through Feb. 24 Dr. Dolittle and a 10th Anniversary The Orlando Repertory Theater (the REP) presents The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle from Jan. 24 to Feb. 24. Presented with all of Dr. Dolittles animal friends portrayed by actors with pup pets we follow Tommy Stubbins as he meets Dr. Dolittle and his animal friends. In this adventure, they travel from Puddleby-onthe-Marsh to the bottom of the sea in search of the Great Glass Snail. Call 407-896-8365 or visit orlandorep.com Jan. 25 to Feb. 17 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Neil Simons laugh-out-loudcomedy comes roaring back with Mad Cow Theatres new 23rd Floor. The playwrights semi-autobiographical memories (circa 1953) provide a peek at the Max Prince Show as a group of writers work through each others neuroses to create televi sions classic comedy moments. On-stage at Mad Cows new theatre space at 54 W. Church St. in Orlando, visit madcowtheatre. com or call 407-297-8788, exten sion 1. Jan. 25, 26 and 27 Winterfest with the Daytona Beach Symphony Society Each January, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society brings together a mix of classical music talent in a celebration called Winterfest. This seasons lineup offers Rossinis Barber of Seville in a fully staged produc tion including orchestra on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Then, two classi cal musicians, whose hilarious shows combine comedy with classical music, take the stage as Igudesman & Joo present A 26 at 7 p.m. The China National Symphony Orchestra concludes Winterfest on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call 386-253-2901. Jan. 26 and 27 Violinist Sarah Chang with the Orlando Philharmonic Recognized as one of the worlds great violinists since her harmonic at the age of 8, Sarah Chang has performed interna tionally with the worlds greatest orchestras and conductors in a career spanning more than two decades. On Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., Ms. Chang will perform with the Orlando Phil harmonic Orchestra. The Orches tra will perform Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5 and the Barber Violin Concerto at the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org Jan. 26, 2013 to Jan. 26, 2014 Universal Orlando Resort at the History Center In an unprecedented collabo ration, Universal Orlando Resort and the Orange County History versal Orlando Resort, in which visitors get an exclusive look at the work that goes into bringing the theme parks annual events to life. Opening with Mardi Gras, the exhibition will change prior to each Universal season includ ing Halloween Horror Nights, Holiday Parade. Call 407-8368500 or visit thehistorycenter.org Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Price is Right live! Marking its 40th year on television, Americas No. 1 game show, The Price is Right, is touring the country and will be at The Peabody in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31. Call 386-671-3460 or visit PeabodyAuditorium.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar www.BachFestivalFlorida.org 407.646.2182 AT ROLLINS COLLEGE SINCE 1935 JOHN V. SINCLAIR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE QUINKA CAPPELLA VOCAL PERFECTIONSUN | FEB 10 | 3 PM The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation The Galloway Foundation Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs rfnt b KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland For more information, Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comWhen is 3 greater than 7?Many of the individuals I meet with are saving and investing, while hoping to get a 7 percent return. The reality is that the fees inside their accounts could erode their returns to the point that a 3 percent return could beat 7 percent. The Custom Annuity Review with A SafeHarbor can show you Exactly how fees impact your accounts. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Starring Academy Award Nominees Bill Murray & Laura Linney HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon Wed 6:30 Cult Classics: SCARFACE Tue 9:30 Only $5 HOLY MOTORS Fri Mon & Wed 9:15 Thur 9:30 Sundance USA presents: A.C.O.D. Thur 6:30

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Page 12 Opinions Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park S pike was a true individu in our front yard of the ber living in as a kid in Brevard, N.C. My brother and I would climb its closely spaced branches, and Spike, our wire-haired terrier, would follow. Hed get 4 or 5 feet off the ground, and freeze there if he could. It was magic to me as a kid, and every dog that has been part of my life has produced their own magic since. I come from a family of dog lovers. Ive had cats too, includ ing a black cat we got from the Atlanta Humane Society and named Serial as in Killah! And he lived up to it. But Im a dog person through and through and always will be. Theyve never been pets in my eyes, but more members of the family. That is just as true today. For me, childhood without a dog sounds unimaginable, askew from what nature in tended. Theres a reason so many Norman Rockwell pieces with children also included a dog. There is nothing that can replace the memories, the love and the fun a dog adds to a childs life. When no one else understands you or seems to is when un conditional love means the most. Whether its the three English bulldogs who tackled me when I was 7 and covered my face in doggie saliva, or our Olga Korbut dog named Maggie a Boxer and wannabe gymnast who would jump up and catch herself atop our Atlanta fence before pulling herself over, or my sweet Molly, another Boxer, who at 8 weeks of age stood over a Bassett Hound puppy with her paws on his ears waiting to see how long she could trap him, these dogs are as distinctly individual in my mind as any person Ive known. I remember them fondly for the wonderful role they had in my life, and the memories of them I now treasure. Snowball, a Spitz, was my furry sibling as a toddler. There was one mix female we simply called Blackie that we drove to get at a distant humane society after seeing her on television. We discovered Old English Bagwhan Shree-Rajsheep Dog, or Boggie for short, named for an interesting Rolls Royce collector country and in national news at the time we got him. My life partner and I have three female Boxers now and since starting to write this, each of them has visited me and wanted attention, a head scratch, a tummy rub, a longing look from Fat Puppy (aka Millie) as if to say, do you know how close you are to the kitchen and the food right now? Come on, take a break. Each of our Boxers has come from a breeder, and Im not sure my other half realizes I do not intend to repeat that approach in the future. There are too many animals in need of a home, too many sad faces seen looking back at me from my computer moni tor, leaving me wanting to help and wondering if they will have a real chance to be loved. RescueFest will seek to unite rescue animals with new homes and raise money for local rescue spoke with Marcia Sundberg, coowner of Pookies Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery, last week about the event. What started in the small backyard of their previous location on Fairbanks Avenue has doubled in size each year, raising thousands for local year the city of Maitland esti mated attendance at 5,000, and if they continue to grow as they have, the event may be destined future. to work so closely with res cue groups, knowing so many neglect, the pets put down each year. As she answers I notice her eyes tearing. Theres a huge, huge problem in this country with abused and abandoned animals and people who dont know of the importance of spaying and neutering because of the whole issue with animal overpopulation, backyard breed ing, and things which are never addressed, she said. So all of these animals are getting taken into shelters and euthanized. She adds, What I think people who do rescues have to do at some point is you have to focus on what you can do, and you cant save everybody. Thankfully, theyre not above thinking strategically to ensure home they deserve. Melissa Gosik, Pookies co-owner and Marcias life partner, recalls, We know some folks are sweet on certain breeds, so I placed The Doggie Doors vendor booth between Florida Dachshund Rescue and the greyhounds. Well, they ended up holding Fritz from the Doxie rescue for much of the day. Then came a home visit, and now he lives with Brian and Jeff (owners of The Doggie Door). Melissa and Marcias four dogs and one cat have all come to them via contacts made via local rescue groups. There will be classes for pet owners, a kids area with face painting, vendors of all sorts (especially pet-related), music, 4 p.m. The biggest bird in town aka me in an owl suit will be in attendance, as well. If you cant yapping small dogs that think I want to eat them. I hope to see you there. 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 Unconditional love from rescued friends PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Sara greets customers at Pookies Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery when co-owner Marcia Sundberg is away. Sara is a rescue dog now owned by Marcia, who is sponsoring the Winter RescueFest thats happening this weekend at Maitlands Lake Lily Park. We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local RescueFest Blend coffee RescueFest Blend coffee is a yearround fundraising product that contributes to Pookies RescueFest and is made locally! A local coffee roaster provides the high quality bean coffee privately labeled with the RescueFest logo, and 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to the funding of RescueFest. Local artist Maria BoltonJoubert, who designed last years RescueFest poster, also did the artwork for the coffee. Theres a reason so many Norman Rockwell pieces with children also included a dog. There is nothing that can replace the memories, the love and the fun a dog adds to a childs life. King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 21, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 21, 2013

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Page 13 Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! The NRAs dystopian American vision Salmagundi me in my locomotion which is hindered by the ravages of my 92 years. In thank ing him I wrote, It is your Cain that has made me Abel. about guns was to this former Navy gun risibility. Criminals, who are the ones who may use guns in acts of violence against you and your family, are surely not going to limit any of their weapons or plans because of Obamas words. Obama didnt He said he was recommending 23 Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions, ily general statements designed to please his audience. I, for one, want to know all the details. There are millions of guns in the U.S. and certainly the procuring of a gun is no problem for an evil person with mayhem on his mind and a few bucks in of arms disarm only those who are nei ther inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assail ants. Cesare Beccaria. Amen! old salmagundi that people resort to in their daily conversation. I must admit to a liking for big and explicit words, and do not mind the idea of stretching my readers familiarity with unusual expres sions. Ernest Hemingway told us boys in a lecture one day that his best friend was his wastebasket. He said that most of the things he concocted ended up being thrown away as the trash he saw them to be in the clearer light of the next morn ing. The absolute requisite of every good artist is an honest self-critical faculty that keeps him from falling in love with every product he cranks out. Hemingway told us guys to be especially careful about stuff we wrote the last thing before we went to bed, and to reread it critically Different creative minds have different critical requirements e.g. Mozart hardly ever changed a note he had composed, whereas Beethoven labored slavishly public hear. One can, of course, become so overly self-critical that in the end he worth preserving. We dont know all the things that Beethoven threw away, but he left enough behind him to be a priceless legacy for mankind. will not be your America much longer. That fact has weighed heavily upon the minds of many profound observers of our national culture, and I am only one of the least of them. History is perhaps our greatest teacher. Spaniard George San tayana who was a professor at the New England university I attended, wrote, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana said that he stood in philosophy where he stood in daily life he was a concise pragmatist, not an idle dreamer. dinner party for 16 in her lovely Winter Park home exhibited the perfection she brings to all she touches the table was immaculately set, and the menu was grand. It occurred to me that Kathys brand of attention to correctness and de tail would serve us ideally in our national affairs. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) best. Start from an ideal. Why not? We will soon enough arrive at something less than the ideal so why not even, if momen tarily, embrace an idealized standard? Besides, its all compared to what. As compared to what! in response to President Obamas call for gun reform, I was physically nauseated. of the NRA, argued that because Presi dent Obamas children receive armed protection, the president is an elitist hyp ocrite to not support equivalent armed protection for all of Americas children. The question I put to you, gentle reader, if you were imagining a culture in which to live, would it be 21st century America? I can hear the howls of protest now. Jepson is some kind of un-American nation hater. Why, America is the bestest of the best. For all time, always, forever. How can he suggest otherwise by asking that we imagine a better America? Ask yourself this? By so many mea surements (life expectancy, healthcare, happiness polls, income inequality, edu cational opportunities, etc.), the United States is in the bottom quartile of Western industrialized nations. If we are doing such a jam-up job, why do other nations people experience longer, happier lives? Why is that? When imagining a culture, would it be one with 300 million weapons in circula Would it be a society that has the high est prison population on the planet? Is that statistic just a random byproduct of American democracy (freedom) that so many of our citizens (minorities in particular) are in jail? What is the correla tion between weapons, imprisonment and homicide deaths? How do poverty, discrimination and our long national his The nations Founding Fathers did, indeed, establish a democracy for men such as themselves (white/propertied). It wasnt until the 1820s that universal white male suffrage was deemed ac ceptable. Women didnt participate until the 1920s, and black Americans really didnt start voting until the late 1960s. Arguably, demonstrably, America wasnt a true democracy until then. Could you have imagined a different historical trajec tory for our nation? One without such a ridiculous idealization of weapons. I do not understand why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo sives, for example, is prohibited from compiling (publishing) data on where guns are sold and which type of weapon (by brand) is used in a crime. If, as some suggest, a very small number of Ameri cas retail guns stores are disproportion ately responsible for the weapons used in crime, why is it inappropriate to know that and to do something about it (revoke sales license/indict)? If one class of weap on is used in the commission of crimes, should we not as a society know that and be able to react accordingly? The NRA is responsible for us not knowing who sells ons are used in crime. Gun show sales should require similar oversight. Understand that the America the NRA envisions quite logically means armed guards everywhere citizens congregate. While grocery shopping, buying gas, or course. Churches, too. Its a bleak, fright ening third-world vision for America. We are so lost. Can we not imagine a better way? Seri ously. For a moment. Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US There are millions of guns in the U.S. and certainly the procuring of a gun is no problem for an evil person with mayhem on his mind and a few bucks in his pocket. Wistful memories of Ropers Grill During the early 1940s, I lived in Spartanburg, S.C. My oldest sister dated an unusual fellow at the time. He was a classmate at Spartanburg High School. Samuel C. Roper was an unusual guy and he remained as one of my vivid memories on a number of counts. Not too many young men had a goat as a pet. My sisters boyfriend, Sam, not only had a pet goat, but he was an entrepreneur as well, selling I was very much aware of Sams goat for each time he would visit our home, the goat would be with him and my sister and Sam would pressure me into trying to drink some of the milk. Despite their insistence about how healthy it was, I declined every invitation to partake in the ghastly stuff. We moved to the Orlando area in 1945. One of my earliest jobs as a teenager was with, would you believe it, the goat-man himself, Sam Roper. (That was when you only got jobs with family friends.) In 1947, Sam opened Ropers Grill at the corner of Orange Avenue and Mills Street (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park, just blocks from my home. We called the intersection the famed Gateway. Although Sams Ropers Grill was Stand, he soon collected a number of car hops serving cars. On a given night, it was no exaggera tion to say that you could see almost ev eryone you knew from Winter Park High School, Orlando High School and Rollins College at Ropers, together with a handful of airmen from the Orlando Air Force Base. Many a life-long romances parked under the lights at Ropers. Most of the lucky folks had dates and of friends and carhops. Despite all of the excitement, as one of Sams cooks, I was assigned to merely stand in a small, glass-encased corner of the stand, tearfully chopping up onion rings. Sam was a car ing, generous boss and I was thrilled with my wage of 50-cents an hour. ping hamburgers with a progressive num ber of how many hamburgers he had sold. Sam Ropers Ropers Grill will forever live in the fondest of memories for folks of my generation. Ropers Grill became an icon of that innocent 1950s generation in the Ropers Grill at the exhibit Growing on Jan. 25 at the Winter Park Museum in the Farmers Market.) On the 21st of December 2012, I attend ed Sams funeral. His will be a precious memory. Oh yes, I remember most vividly Sam telling me that the proceeds from the milk of that one little goat was what set him up in business in Winter Park 66 years ago. Not bad, from a goat to an icon! Way to go Sam! Ed Wycoff, former employee, Winter Parks Ropers Grill Associate emeritus professor, University of Central Florida Winter Park Historical Association, member Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame, member Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com We moved to the Orlando area in 1945. One of my earliest jobs as a teenager was with, would you believe it, the goat-man himself, Sam Roper. (That was when you only got jobs with family friends.) In 1947, Sam opened Ropers Grill at the corner of Orange Avenue and Mills Street (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park, just blocks from my home. 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Page 2 falls from the rocks through the pond planted with indigenous underwater vegetation until grav ity carries it downstream, through another pipe and into another pond with a different variety of nutrient-removing plants skim ming its surface. Under a walkway and into one more pond, the lake water travels until its piped back into the waterbody below, hopefully cleaner than when it came out. Its a system were really excited about, and we dont think Lakes Management Director Ma rissa Williams said. Installed in October in the previously wildly overgrown city-owned land bordering Lake Eulalia and the Thurston House property, this man-made system elements, Williams said, was the citys innovative way of tackling the lakes declining trend of con dition. Its not that the lake was at a critical level, its that it had the most declining trend this is our way of trying to arrest that degra Since securing lake-projectwater fees in 2008, Williams said the city has been able to be pro active with its lake maintenance projects and up-keep. Since 2007, the city has installed three un boxes, with another one set to be installed this year. These inline boxes remove debris and sedi into the citys lakes. Stormwater, she said, is a nonpoint source, in that its pollution comes from many different sources both natural and man-made. From motor oil and pesticides, to soda cans and basketballs, it all gets washed from the streets straight into the lakes. People dont realize you throw that Coke can out the win dow and it ends up straight in a With 21 lakes, covering approximately one-third of the total area of the city, maintaining the citys waterways is a multimillion-dollar a year effort. The Lakes Management Department, Public Works Director Rick Lemke said, operates on an estimated $1 mil lion budget allocated from the stormwater utility fees. Funding beyond that, he said, requires ap plying and qualifying for grants. Even if we had a $10 million Lemke said. The $100,000 pond project at Lake Eulalia was chosen as an al ternative to a more costly idea of ning into the lake. A project in the works across Lake Avenue from Lake Eulalia at Lake Gem, cleaning up a surplus ditch currently in talks of being transferred from Florida Department of Transportation control to that of the city, is alone estimated to cost $600,000 to $700,000. As of 2012 surveys, Lake Gem is Maitlands lake with the high est nutrient level. Taking over the ditch, Lemke said, would give the city the opportunity to seek the funding necessary to address nu from the ditch. After twice being tabled, a decision on the control of the ditch is scheduled again for a vote by the Maitland City Council on Monday, Jan. 28. The city just wants to make sure were protected, and not tak Though the similar water qual ity solutions to the one at Lake Eulalia have proven effective in other locations such as the Orlan do Wetland Park, Williams said it hasnt been installed long enough to show measured change in lev els yet. Since its installation three months ago, Williams said, the project has shown value in other Three lab classes from Rol lins College have visited the lake tion process thats been installed. And she hopes that elementary through high school student trips will soon follow. Were hoping this will turn into an outdoor laboratory Schools can use it as an outdoor said. It also serves as walking-distance destination for those staying at the Thurston House beckoned water to sit at the ponds benches and watch the system work. We see it as an asset to the whole community, not just the (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply.Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. Promotional incentive may be included to obtain yield.www.oldharborf inancial.com Old Harbor FINANCIAL12 Month CDAlso oer IRA Specials & free 401k ReviewsAPYHigher Rates for Longer Term Call Tim at Florida Transport 407-924-3324Safe, reliable and affordable.NEED A RIDE (877) 302-6713www.fortiscollege.edu 1573 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL For consumer information visit www.fortis.edu Prepare to become aCAREER OPPORTUNITIES LAKES | Though Eulalias water quality wasnt at a critical level, lakes director said its been on the decline CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE For more information on Maitlands lakes, and what the citys Lakes Management team is doing to keep them clean, visit itsmymaitland.com/ pubworks_lakes.aspx PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERThough some Orlando lakes use a similar system, Maitland ofcials say they wont jump the gun on deciding whether their new lake-ltering system, which uses natural processses to clean the water, measurably cleans it. They say that will take time before they can test it.

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TD Bank has promoted George Seda to small business relationship manager in Winter Park. As vice president he is responsible for providing a range of commercial lending and deposit ser vices to new and existing small busi ness clients throughout the Seminole, Orange and Osceola county region. NAI Realvest recently completed a lease agreement for 2,490 square feet of office space at 917 N. Penn sylvania Ave. in the Winter Park Com merce Center near downtown Winter Park. Michael Heidrich, principal at NAI Realvest, negotiated the transac tion representing the landlord, Winter Park-based WFI, LLP. A local massage therapy firm, Gifted Touch, LLC, is the new tenant. Polly Anderson, a 16-year veteran of public broadcasting, has been hired as executive director of WUCF TV Central Floridas home for PBS. The hire follows a national search for the new position at the University of Central Florida. Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in management, marketing, finance, communications, strategic operations and media man agement. She comes to WUCF TV from KNME, New Mexico PBS and will join WUCF TV in early February. Marlows Tavern leased the former McDonalds Restaurant location at 1008 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. The 6,151-square-foot building is on 1.3 acres. The tenant signed a long-term lease. The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) Board of Trustees has added three members and elected new of ficers for 2013. New trustees include Harold Barley, executive director of MetroPlan Orlando; Dr. William Marvin Hardy, IV, medical director and pedia trician at Grace Medical Home and J. Kurt Wood, director of client service at DePrince, Race & Zollo Inc. New and existing housing sales are up in almost every region of Florida and real estate sales professionals are bracing for a busy 2013, according to Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Re alty in Orlando.CORRECTIONIn Louis Roneys column in the Jan. 17 issue, the suspected gunman in the Newtown, Conn., shooting was misidentied as being from Massachusetts. Students cleaning up their act with scienceOrlando Science Charter Schools fth grade students recently dove head rst into OUCs A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Proj ect to learn about the water cycle and natural resources in Florida. The Alternative Water and Energy Supply; Observation, Methods and Education (A.W.E.S.O.M.E.) Project educated local students about water supply and sus tainability, as well as alternative energy. Students engaged in hands-on experiments and demonstrations explaining how water is puried. The public charter school emphasizes excellence in STEMrelated subjects, particularly science.

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Page 5 Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink CustomersThe Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.50 per month and business services are $28.00$32.50 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make reside ntial telephone service more affordable to eligible low income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is d efined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Co nsumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high speed Internet serv ice up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the firs t 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \ first full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one time chargesand fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of servic e (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12 month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one time High Speed Internet activation fee applies. A onetime professional installation charge (if selected bycustomer) and a onetime shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, ra tes. 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. Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Meeting upcoming 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING City Council Meeting of Jan. 14The Maitland City Council met Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. Consent: Council meeting were approved as presented. Oct. 3 Parks & Recreation Advi sory Board. nating places of polling, opening & closing of polls and form of ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, March 12. ager to execute the Vote Process ing Equipment Use Agreement & Elections Services Contract for Municipal Elections with the Or ange County Supervisor of Elections for the March 12 General Municipal Election. ment to cover unanticipated elec tion and Charter Review expens es. the contract with Barracuda Build ing Corporation in the amount of $10,780.19 to cover additional expenses in excess of the Federal Grant received for the Safe Routes To Schools project. and Seminole County Municipal Agency Mutual Aid Agreements. 2013 Chevrolet 3500 HD pick -up truck from Alan Jay Automotive Network for the Grounds Mainte nance Division for $31,859.60. tion of $26,300 from the Parks Trust Fund for the upgrade and renovation at Bellamy Park and the Maitland Baseball Complex. Fredric Wurtzel, 1770 E. Adams Drive, to connect to the existing city sewer system per City Code Section 20-41; and, granted him permission via letter to Orange County from the Public Works Department to obtain the permit necessary to repair the septic tank. Decisions: appointed to the Lakes Advisory Board effective Jan. 3, 2013 for a three-year term. olution to accept ownership and maintenance responsibility of the Monroe Avenue FDOT ditch. er to enter into a contract with AV CON Inc. in the amount of $39,380 for the Utility Planning and Storm Pipe Construction Documents Phase for the four-block area to include Independence Lane, Horatio, George Avenue and Packwood. proposed Voluntary Annexation of Don Reid Ford, including me dians, and scheduled the Public Hearing date for adoption of the ordinance as Jan. 28, 2013. approving a second amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Maitland Art and History Association (MAHA), to second reading and public hearing, proposing to lease Lots 44 and 45, Sybelia Heights Subdivision, recorded in cords of Orange County. increase for the City Manager & City Clerk. To listen to a recording of the meeting, please check our website at itsmymaitland.comCity Council Agenda of Jan. 28, 2013The Maitland City Council meets the second and fourth Mon day of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 28 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Public Hearings Annexation ment MAHA Lease Agreement Maitland Concourse NorthConsent Agenda Jan. 14 Board Minutes of Cities Chevrolet Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety Grant CCNA Contracts CRA Decision Items: Ditch Transfer Monroe AvenueFor updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com

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Page 7 Martin Luther King Jr. Park ofcially dedicatedOn Jan. 21, Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley, members of the City Commission, representatives of the Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force, and more than 50 attendees dedication of at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the corner of Den ning Drive and Morse Boulevard. At that event, the community honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and en couraged his great dream by celebrating the values of peace and equality, acceptance and toler ance, and justice and compassion. A memorial brick was placed at the site and beginning next month, the community will have an opportunity to purchase memorial bricks from the Parks & Recreation Department to honor their friends, family and loved remembrance. Funds raised by the brick sales will help develop the park into the conceptual plans six circles will symbolize words that encapsulate Dr. Kings vision including hope, dream, righteous ness, peace, love and justice. Dr. King once said, Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still develops, an apple tree in honor of Dr. King, and other fruit trees will be planted to remind us always of his work and dedication for civil rights, justice and equality. For more information on how to purchase a MLK Jr. Park memo rial brick, please call 407-599-3334.City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors Report Window Contest awards presentation mentsConsent Agenda 1/14/2013. and contracts (for a full listing, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Com mission Agenda.) half of the parks rental not to ex ceed $825 for the Michael Andrew and Swinger Head Concert on Sunday, Feb. 10.Action Items Requiring Discussion ULI recommendations for West Fairbanks Avenue for SunRail proposal discuss the City Master Plan draftPublic Hearings dinances requested by Atlan tic Housing Partners, LLLP, to change the existing designations at 835 W. Canton Ave. nances amending the Police Of ditional Use approval to construct a branch bank with drive-in tell ers on the property at 810 N. Or lando Ave. nance to annex 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. nances establishing a Single Fam ily Residential Future Land Use designation and Single Family (R-1AA) District zoning on the annexed property at 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. nances related to the repeal of su permajority needed for adoption of ordinances. Central Floridas Open For Busi ness climate, great service, job cre ation, and business investment. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New > City Commis sion Agenda.Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Descuentos en Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLinkLa Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida ha designado a CenturyLink como un Portador Elegible de Telecomunicaciones dentro de su rea de servicio para fines de servicio universal. Las tarifas de servicio local bsico deCenturyLink para lneas de voz residenciales son $19.50 al mes y para servicios de negocios son $28.00$32.50 al mes. Las tarifas especficas se proporcionarn por solicitud. CenturyLink participa en un programa de beneficios del gobierno (Lifeline) para hacer el servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a personas y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos. Los clientes elegibles son aquellos que cumplen con las normas de elegibilidad segn lo defi nido por la FCC y las comisiones estatales. Los residentes que viven en tierras tribales reconocidas a nivel federal pueden calificar para beneficios tribales adicionales si participan en ciertos programas de elegibilidad federales adicionales. El descuent o Lifeline est disponible slo para un telfono por hogar, el cual puede ser un telfono fijo o inalmbrico. Para los fines del programa Lifeline, un hogar se define como cualquier individuo o grupo de individuos que viven en la misma direcci n y comparten ingresos y gastos. El servicio Lifeline no es transferible, y slo consumidores elegibles pueden inscribirse en el programa. Los consumidores que voluntariamente hagan declaraciones falsas con el fin de obtener el servicio de telfono de Lifeline pueden ser castigados con una multa o pena de prisin y pueden ser excluidos del programa. Los suscriptores elegibles para Lifeline tambin pueden calificar para el servicio confiable de Internet de alta velocidad residencial de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes por los primeros 12 meses de servicio. Ms detalles estn disponibles en centurylink.com/internetbasics. Si usted vive en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llame al 1 8002014099 o visite centurylink.com/lifeline si tiene alguna pregunta o pa ra solicitar una aplicacin para el programa Lifeline.*Programa Internet Basics de CenturyLink Slo para clientes residenciales que califiquen basado en el cumplimiento de los requisitos de nivel de ingresos o de elegibilidad para la participacin en el programa, y requiere permanecer elegible durante el periodo completo de la oferta. La primera factura incluir los cargos por el primer mes completo de servicio facturado por adelantado, cargos prorrateados por servicio a partir de la fecha de la in stalacin hasta la fecha de la factura, y cargos y tarifas nicos descritos anteriormente. Los clientes que califiquen pueden mantener este programa durante un mximo de 60 meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre que el cliente mantenga su eleg ibilidad durante ese tiempo. La tarifa de Internet de Alta Velocidad indicada de $9.95/mes aplica durante los primeros 12 meses de servicio (despus de lo cual la tarifa se revierte a $14.95/mes durante los siguientes 48 meses de servicio), y requiere un c ontrato a trmino de 12 meses. El cliente debe rentar un mdem/ruter de CenturyLink por un cargo mensual adicional o comprar un mdem/ruter de manera independiente, y aplica un cargo nico por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Un cargo nico por instalacin profesional (si es seleccionada por el cliente) y un cargo nico por envo y manejo se aplican al mdem/ruter del cliente. General Servicios no disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar los servicios o sustituirlos po r servicios similares a su entera discrecin y sin previo aviso. Oferta, planes y tarifas indicadas sujetos a cambio y pueden variar segn el rea de servicio. Un depsito puede ser requerido. Aplican restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones Tod os los productos y servicios indicados se rigen por las tarifas, trminos de servicio, o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo por el Servicio Universal del proveedor, sobrecargos de recuperacin de costos del proveedor,cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos dentro del estado. Los cargos por recuperacin de costos no son impuestos o cargos por uso exigidos por el gobierno. Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos se aplican sobre tarifas con una base mensual estndar, no promocional. Fre dlund Fine Arts Works by: Peter Pettigrew Henry Peter Henry VonGend Craig Bone Frank Ferranti Kim Robertson Thomas Brooks Kent Ullberg Robert Deurloo Patricia Chute and othersTo create room for new inventory for 2013 were 1143 Orange Ave. Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.comJanuary Clearance 25% to 50% all artwork! Sale Sale Sale Sale Colon cancer is the 2ndleading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. Colon cancer starts without symptoms so choose prevention and get screened.If youre 50or older, ask your doctor which colon cancer screening test is right for you. Colon Cancer Screening Saves LivescoloncancerFL.org rffntb PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK COMMUNICATIONSMembers of the Winter Park City Commission and local church leaders dedicated a plaque and ofcially renamed Lake Island Park to be Martin Luther King Jr. Park in honor of the fallen civil rights leader. The event coincided with the citys Unity Heritage Festival last weekend.

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Page 8 Lifestyles T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U The businesses, organizations and individuals below have chosen to support your local Chamber of Commerce again in 2013 by renewing their membership. Please join us in thanking them for their investment in our community the next time you shop, dine, or call on their place of business. For more information about the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, our members, or upcoming events, visit us at the Winter Park Welcome Center, call (407) 644-8281 or log on to www.winterpark.org. A N N U A L S U P P O R T E R S Bay Hill Jewelers on Park Be On Park Bella Charyli Fairwinds Credit Union Baldwin Park Florida Sports and Family Health Center Greenleaf Photo Studio HomeBanc Institute of Technical Arts Karl's Event Rental, Inc. Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream Levine Napier Insurance Lilly Pulitzer Luxury Trips New Traditions National Bank Owens Realty Network, LLC RE/MAX 200 Realty Security Financial Management The Collection The Leary Group The Paper Shop Weston Diagnostics WMFE-FM 5 + Y E A R S A. Anthony Giovanoli Beasley & Henley Interior Design BETA Center Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine Central Florida Lifestyle Publications Citizens Bank of Florida Eyes & Optics Frank A. Hamner, P.A. Saundra Hester Hillstone's Restaurant Lamm & Company Partners Midtown Title Mystic Granite & Marble Orlando VA Medical Center Post Lake at Baldwin Park Ruggiero, Martinez & Norton, P.A. Synergy The Wine Room on Park Avenue Threshold, Inc. tugboat and the bird Whittington Properties 1 0 + Y E A R S All Business Printing, Inc. CNL Bank Orlando Ale House Winter Park Sprinkles Cakes Websolvers Winter Park Garden Club 1 5 + Y E A R S Absolute Photography Brion Price Photography Burns Appraisal, Inc. David Lundberg Building & Roofing Contractor Thaddeus & Polly Seymour 2 0 + Y E A R S BankFirst Brandywine Square First United Methodist Church Tuni Visit Orlando 2 5 + Y E A R S St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church The Oakley Corporation Winter Park Day Nursery, Inc. 3 0 + Y E A R S Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens The Keewin Real Property Company 3 5 + Y E A R S Bright House Networks, LLC Park Plaza Hotel 4 0 + Y E A R S Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. 5 0 + Y E A R S Best Western Mt. Vernon Inn Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley Insurance Hubbard Construction Co. Lewis-Cobb Pest Control Massey Services, Inc. Miller's Hardware, Inc. Murrah, Doyle and Wigle, P.A. Scenic Boat Tour Wayne Densch, Inc. Winter Park Memorial Hospital Chamber Trustees Park Avenue Merchants Association members Soccer star shatters records on and off the eldOnly 37 students are on the National Soccer Coaches Associa tion of America (NSCAA) team, and Winter Parks Jordan Stewart is one of them. He only had to rebreak his schools scoring records and score a 4.42 GPA in the class room to get on the squad, which only found one player in the en But Jordan may be the only player on that list who has never attended another school in his en tire life. The tiny Geneva School, tucked off to the side of State Road 436 where Winter Park blurs into Seminole County, doesnt have many students. Only 192 are in grades 6-12, leaving a small pool of players to choose from for sports. Jordan, now a senior, has been there since kindergarten. In such an unlikely sporting mecca, Jordan has emerged as a devastating scorer on the schools has played 16 games so far and scored 68 goals, 36 of which came off Jordans foot. Still in his senior season, hes already broken the schools scoring record, set just last season by Jordan. After already holding two school records before his senior even as he was being pursued by double and triple teams on the ting new milestones. in your ability, said Stewart when asked how he plays through the adversity that he faces on the and always be willing to learn. For Stewart, hard work goes without saying. But two years ago his perseverance was tested for couldnt see. In Jordans sophomore year, it wasnt a slide tackle that sidelined him, but an unexpected illness that took him out of the game. tion for it, but it kept him in bed, and on the bench, for four months. Stewart said those months, and the recovery from the illness, was the biggest challenge hes had to overcome. As a result, he studied all summer to make up the schoolwork that he missed in his time to progress to his junior year. Physically, it took a long time for me to get back in soccer shape, Stewart said. This sea son has been really nice for me year in a couple of years. Armed with that level of per spective, he emerged from his ill ness more disciplined, tougher. He was named a captain his junior year an honor rarely reserved for non-seniors. He takes his responsibilities seriously instead of taking his opportunities for grant ed, said Coach Mike McAvoy. With his skill level and abil ity, its actually both on and off a leader during practice, pregame warm-ups, even here at the school. McAvoy said that Jordan is continuously leads his team and does whatever is asked of him. Senior year, naturally, he won his title as captain again. Now with a 13-2-1 record heading toward the postseason, and a rare national honor under his belt, he still plays the humble role of a team player. The Geneva School to win a spot on the NSCAA academic team, he makes it known that his success is reciprocal; it comes from helping his teammates, and his teammates helping him. Hes a role model to the younger kids, said McAvoy. His his time management of being able to conduct both [academics and athletics] makes him a special player.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GENEVA SCHOOLJordan Stewart, left of center, has shattered school records at The Geneva School while earning academic honors along the way. The National Soccer Coaches Association of Amer ica recently named him as part of its high school academic team of only 37 players.STEVEN BARNHART AND ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Hes a leader during practice, pre-game warm-ups, even here at the school.

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Its a pleasure for me to join in applauding the management of Taste for their kindness and generosity. Its also a pleasure for me to share my reactions to the glo rious food that comes out of Tastes kitchen. Self-described as a small plate (tapas) restaurant, servings I enjoyed were anything but small, and Caribbean is the major W. Smith St., just around the corner from Edgewater Drive in the heart of College Park, Taste offers a uniquely varied menu, a full-service bar, and an extensive wine list. The contemporary/retro interior provides a variety of seating choices from the potentially romantic seclusion of the front room, to the main dining room with a choice of individual tables, family-style seating (to fully ap preciate the live music), or seating at the bar. Beginning sensibly with the avocado and hearts of palm salad, I immediately recognized the aptly-named Taste manages to offer extra taste in the food from a variety of sources one of which is Chef Joans personal herb garden. The fresh thyme in my salad came from that personal garden. Moving on to the crab and goat cheese torte which comes with the highest recommendation I luxuriated through every bite. When I experience a taste that is new (and this special), I always slow down to fully appreciate the new taste sensation. I love goat cheese and who doesnt love crab, so I was already thinking of telling everyone about this amazing mix of my favorite things served together. This is the perfect appetizer before a full meal, or an accompaniment to an after-work-drink, or a taste-treat while listening to live jazz. Even the handmade bread crisps served with the torte made their way into my notes as wonderful. When I commented to my server about how much I enjoyed the torte, she wisely noted, Everything tastes better when its made with fresh ingredients. I was enjoying these food treats with a homemade specialty of the house called ginger vanilla soda which can be served with or without vodka. While Im not normally a fan of sweet drinks, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and found it refreshing even on a chilly evening. this kitchen are to be celebrated, so I ordered the Blackened chicken served with a side of rice and sweet plantains. Chef Joan gets her blackened chicken just right. Its marinated in her own blend of tropical JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff Please see CORNER TABLE on page 10 JAN. 26The Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2K presented by Florida Hospital will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at Central Park and downtown Winter Park on Park Avenue. The event will start with a 5.2K Run and Walk at 7:30 a.m., fol lowed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required to participate. The beneficiary of this event will be the Track Shack Foundation, which can be contacted at trackshack.com Pookies 5th Annual Winter Rescue Fest charity fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local nonprofit animal rescue groups will be Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Rescue Fest is a free event and fundraiser for local non-profit rescue groups. This event seeks to promote an educational message of the im portance of responsible pet owner ship and spay/neuter to reduce pet overpopulation. Activities include educational seminars, a Kids Zone and playground area, live musi cal entertainment and a food truck court. Call 321-287-0390 or visit rescue@pookiesbowwowbakery. com or pookiesrescuefest.com for more information.JAN. 27JCC South Orlandos fourth an nual Winter Festival will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JCC South Orlando. The family festival will feature a real snow park, including sledding, a rock wall, horse and carriage rides, carnival rides, bounce houses, a video game arcade and more. In dividuals ages 5 to adult can also enter the J Idol singing competition with celebrity judges for a chance to win $500 or an iPad Mini. Buy activ ity wristbands and find out more at orlandowinterfestival.org FEB. 1More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their works of art at the First Friday Charity Fes tival & Art Stroll on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Village Center. The Arts Hub Florida and Baldwin Park Merchants Associa tion are sponsors of the First Friday series that offers live music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. The monthly event is free to the public and is both family-friendly and petfriendly.FEB. 2The Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5K will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mead Garden in Winter Park at 1385 S. Denning Drive. The event, which will benefit the Florida Hospital Breast Cancer Care Fund, will begin with a 3.1 mile Run & Walk at 7:30 a.m. for women only, followed by a Kids Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. Visit trackshack.com for more information on the event.ONGOINGThe Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing Jan. 24 through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disneys The Lion King or Animal Kingdoms Finding Nemo: The Musical, with all of Dr. Dolittles animal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Or landorep.com for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 407.644.1509 Crosby YMCA 2005 Mizell Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 407.644.3606 Calendar spices and herbs, but where some restaurants serve this dish and leave your mouth tasting nothing der and spicy (in a good way). We also tasted the oxtail done with the Caribbean seasoning Chef Joan has mastered so beautifully. Served with navy beans, and creating its own natural gravy, dont be afraid to pick up this wonderfulness with bone. Picking it up is proper for this dish that had me dipping bread into the gravy to make the experience last longer. We added a side order of sauted ted from the fresh herb garden. I never knew mushrooms could taste that good. I had now been oohing and aahing over the food so much that we were presented with a specialty dessert of the house Bananas Foster. My advice when you enjoy the food that much is to always let the chef know it. Our gift from the chef was that old New Orleans specialty, served here with the Carib bean touch of candied citrus. Thank you. I am more than happy to recommend Tastes food, but you can also visit Tastes website for more on this charming and friendly restaurant that sincerely cares about the community. Its event calendar showcases jazz, open-mic nights, Caribbean music, and art galleries featuring local talent. And if youve read this far, tell them Josh sent me, and Taste will offer a free dessert with every entre purchased in the month of February. Call 407-8350646 or visit tastecp.comCORNER TABLE | Master of spices CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Dont be afraid to pick up this wonderfulness and eat it off the bone.JAN. 24Art at the Casa will feature the photogra phy of Peter Schreyer every day through Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. In addition, there is also a special photography workshop on Jan. 26. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Associate will be present at the PAMA Meet and Greet on Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, lo cated at 151 W. Lyman Ave. In addition to enjoying hors doeuvres and refresh ments, individuals will have the opportu nity to meet the 2013 PAMA board and president, Lambrine Macejewski; recap last years events; look ahead into what the new year holds; and honor outgoing president Sarah Grafton. The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 10th anniversary series of professional musical theatre with My Way: A Musi cal Tribute to Frank Sinatra from Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. Contact Lisa at 407-6450145 or email lisa@winterparkplayhouse. org for more information. Looking into a possible renovation of its Germaine Marvel Building, the Art & His tory Museums Maitland (A&H) invites individuals to preview drawings for this renovation Thursday, Jan. 24 at noon in the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Rep. John Mica will host an open house at his Maitland congressional ofce located at 100 E. Sybelia Ave., Suite 340, on Jan. 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 407-6578080 for more information about the open house.JAN. 25The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents an evening of entertain ment honoring the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley This production will run Jan. 25-28, Feb. 1-4 and Feb. 8-11. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 and only cash or checks are accepted. To make a reser vation, call 407-920-4034.JAN. 26Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, in Eatonville. This multiday, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, her hometown of Eatonville the nations oldest incorporated African American municipality and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and the world. For additional information on ZORA! Festival events, visit zorafestival. org or call 407-647-3307. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com JAN. 26: The Telephone an opera at the A&HA&H will partner with Florida Opera Theatre to present The Telephone, an opera by Gain Carlo Menotti, in the A&Hs Germaine Marvel Building on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Guests can tour the A&Hs Telephone Museum prior to the performance and enjoy a reception in the gallery afterwards. Tick ets are $30 each. Visit operatheatre.org for more information on the opera.

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Page 11 Now through March 16 Othello at the Shakespeare CenterA thriller of jealousy, passion and revenge, Othello has been called Shakespeares most treacherous play. The plays examination of race, jealousy and passion are just as poignant today as they were when he wrote it, says Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. Othello begins previews on Jan. 23 and runs through March 16. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.orgNow through Feb. 24 Dr. Dolittle and a 10th AnniversaryThe Orlando Repertory Theater (the REP) presents The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle from Jan. 24 to Feb. 24. Presented with all of Dr. Dolittles animal friends portrayed by actors with pup pets we follow Tommy Stubbins as he meets Dr. Dolittle and his animal friends. In this adventure, they travel from Puddleby-onthe-Marsh to the bottom of the sea in search of the Great Glass Snail. Call 407-896-8365 or visit orlandorep.comJan. 25 to Feb. 17 Laughter on the 23rd FloorNeil Simons laugh-out-loudcomedy comes roaring back with Mad Cow Theatres new 23rd Floor. The playwrights semi-autobiographical memories (circa 1953) provide a peek at the Max Prince Show as a group of writers work through each others neuroses to create televi sions classic comedy moments. On-stage at Mad Cows new theatre space at 54 W. Church St. in Orlando, visit madcowtheatre. com or call 407-297-8788, extension 1.Jan. 25, 26 and 27 Winterfest with the Daytona Beach Symphony SocietyEach January, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society brings together a mix of classical music talent in a celebration called Winterfest. This seasons lineup offers Rossinis Barber of Seville in a fully staged production including orchestra on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Then, two classi cal musicians, whose hilarious shows combine comedy with classical music, take the stage as Igudesman & Joo present A 26 at 7 p.m. The China National Symphony Orchestra concludes Winterfest on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. All performances are at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Call 386-253-2901.Jan. 26 and 27 Violinist Sarah Chang with the Orlando Philharmonic Recognized as one of the worlds great violinists since her harmonic at the age of 8, Sarah Chang has performed internationally with the worlds greatest orchestras and conductors in a career spanning more than two decades. On Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., Ms. Chang will perform with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra will perform Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5 and the Barber Violin Concerto at the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org Jan. 26, 2013 to Jan. 26, 2014 Universal Orlando Resort at the History Center In an unprecedented collaboration, Universal Orlando Resort and the Orange County History versal Orlando Resort, in which visitors get an exclusive look at the work that goes into bringing the theme parks annual events to life. Opening with Mardi Gras, the exhibition will change prior to each Universal season includ ing Halloween Horror Nights, Holiday Parade. Call 407-8368500 or visit thehistorycenter.orgJan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Price is Right live!Marking its 40th year on television, Americas No. 1 game show, The Price is Right, is touring the country and will be at The Peabody in Daytona Beach on Jan. 31. Call 386-671-3460 or visit PeabodyAuditorium.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar www.BachFestivalFlorida.org 407.646.2182 AT ROLLINS COLLEGE SINCE 1935 JOHN V. SINCLAIR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE QUINKA CAPPELLA VOCAL PERFECTIONSUN | FEB 10 | 3 PM The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation The Galloway Foundation Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs rfnt b KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland For more information, Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comWhen is 3 greater than 7?Many of the individuals I meet with are saving and investing, while hoping to get a 7 percent return. The reality is that the fees inside their accounts could erode their returns to the point that a 3 percent return could beat 7 percent. The Custom Annuity Review with A SafeHarbor can show you Exactly how fees impact your accounts. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Starring Academy Award Nominees Bill Murray & Laura Linney HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Fri Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon Wed 6:30 Cult Classics: SCARFACE Tue 9:30 Only $5 HOLY MOTORS Fri Mon & Wed 9:15 Thur 9:30 Sundance USA presents: A.C.O.D. Thur 6:30

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Page 12 Opinions Clyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkSpike was a true individuin our front yard of the ber living in as a kid in Brevard, N.C. My brother and I would climb its closely spaced branches, and Spike, our wire-haired terrier, would follow. Hed get 4 or 5 feet off the ground, and freeze there if he could. It was magic to me as a kid, and every dog that has been part of my life has produced their own magic since. I come from a family of dog lovers. Ive had cats too, includ ing a black cat we got from the Atlanta Humane Society and named Serial as in Killah! And he lived up to it. But Im a dog person through and through and always will be. Theyve never been pets in my eyes, but more members of the family. That is just as true today. For me, childhood without a dog sounds unimaginable, askew from what nature in tended. Theres a reason so many Norman Rockwell pieces with children also included a dog. There is nothing that can replace the memories, the love and the fun a dog adds to a childs life. When no one else understands you or seems to is when un conditional love means the most. Whether its the three English bulldogs who tackled me when I was 7 and covered my face in doggie saliva, or our Olga Korbut dog named Maggie a Boxer and wannabe gymnast who would jump up and catch herself atop our Atlanta fence before pulling herself over, or my sweet Molly, another Boxer, who at 8 weeks of age stood over a Bassett Hound puppy with her paws on his ears waiting to see how long she could trap him, these dogs are as distinctly individual in my mind as any person Ive known. I remember them fondly for the wonderful role they had in my life, and the memories of them I now treasure. Snowball, a Spitz, was my furry sibling as a toddler. There was one mix female we simply called Blackie that we drove to get at a distant humane society after seeing her on television. We discovered Old English Bagwhan Shree-Rajsheep Dog, or Boggie for short, named for an interesting Rolls Royce collector country and in national news at the time we got him. My life partner and I have three female Boxers now and since starting to write this, each of them has visited me and wanted attention, a head scratch, a tummy rub, a longing look from Fat Puppy (aka Millie) as if to say, do you know how close you are to the kitchen and the food right now? Come on, take a break. Each of our Boxers has come from a breeder, and Im not sure my other half realizes I do not intend to repeat that approach in the future. There are too many animals in need of a home, too many sad faces seen looking back at me from my computer monitor, leaving me wanting to help and wondering if they will have a real chance to be loved. RescueFest will seek to unite rescue animals with new homes and raise money for local rescue spoke with Marcia Sundberg, coowner of Pookies Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery, last week about the event. What started in the small backyard of their previous location on Fairbanks Avenue has doubled in size each year, raising thousands for local year the city of Maitland estimated attendance at 5,000, and if they continue to grow as they have, the event may be destined future. to work so closely with rescue groups, knowing so many neglect, the pets put down each year. As she answers I notice her eyes tearing. Theres a huge, huge problem in this country with abused and abandoned animals and people who dont know of the importance of spaying and neutering because of the whole issue with animal overpopulation, backyard breed ing, and things which are never addressed, she said. So all of these animals are getting taken into shelters and euthanized. She adds, What I think people who do rescues have to do at some point is you have to focus on what you can do, and you cant save everybody. Thankfully, theyre not above thinking strategically to ensure home they deserve. Melissa Gosik, Pookies co-owner and Marcias life partner, recalls, We know some folks are sweet on certain breeds, so I placed The Doggie Doors vendor booth between Florida Dachshund Rescue and the greyhounds. Well, they ended up holding Fritz from the Doxie rescue for much of the day. Then came a home visit, and now he lives with Brian and Jeff (owners of The Doggie Door). Melissa and Marcias four dogs and one cat have all come to them via contacts made via local rescue groups. There will be classes for pet owners, a kids area with face painting, vendors of all sorts (especially pet-related), music, 4 p.m. The biggest bird in town aka me in an owl suit will be in attendance, as well. If you cant yapping small dogs that think I want to eat them. I hope to see you there.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 MooreUnconditional love from rescued friends PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERSara greets customers at Pookies Pet Nutrition and Bow Wow Bakery when co-owner Marcia Sundberg is away. Sara is a rescue dog now owned by Marcia, who is sponsoring the Winter RescueFest thats happening this weekend at Maitlands Lake Lily Park. We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local RescueFest Blend coffee RescueFest Blend coffee is a yearround fundraising product that contributes to Pookies RescueFest and is made locally! A local coffee roaster provides the high quality bean coffee privately labeled with the RescueFest logo, and 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to the funding of RescueFest. Local artist Maria BoltonJoubert, who designed last years RescueFest poster, also did the artwork for the coffee. Theres a reason so many Norman Rockwell pieces with children also included a dog. There is nothing that can replace the memories, the love and the fun a dog adds to a childs life. King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 21, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceJanuary 21, 2013

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Page 13 Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!The NRAs dystopian American vision Salmagundi me in my locomotion which is hindered by the ravages of my 92 years. In thank ing him I wrote, It is your Cain that has made me Abel. about guns was to this former Navy gunrisibility. Criminals, who are the ones who may use guns in acts of violence against you and your family, are surely not going to limit any of their weapons or plans because of Obamas words. Obama didnt He said he was recommending 23 Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions, ily general statements designed to please his audience. I, for one, want to know all the details. There are millions of guns in the U.S. and certainly the procuring of a gun is no problem for an evil person with mayhem on his mind and a few bucks in of arms disarm only those who are nei ther inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. Cesare Beccaria. Amen! old salmagundi that people resort to in their daily conversation. I must admit to a liking for big and explicit words, and do not mind the idea of stretching my readers familiarity with unusual expres sions. Ernest Hemingway told us boys in a lecture one day that his best friend was his wastebasket. He said that most of the things he concocted ended up being thrown away as the trash he saw them to be in the clearer light of the next morn ing. The absolute requisite of every good artist is an honest self-critical faculty that keeps him from falling in love with every product he cranks out. Hemingway told us guys to be especially careful about stuff we wrote the last thing before we went to bed, and to reread it critically Different creative minds have different critical requirements e.g. Mozart hardly ever changed a note he had composed, whereas Beethoven labored slavishly public hear. One can, of course, become so overly self-critical that in the end he worth preserving. We dont know all the things that Beethoven threw away, but he left enough behind him to be a priceless legacy for mankind. will not be your America much longer. That fact has weighed heavily upon the minds of many profound observers of our national culture, and I am only one of the least of them. History is perhaps our greatest teacher. Spaniard George San tayana who was a professor at the New England university I attended, wrote, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana said that he stood in philosophy where he stood in daily life he was a concise pragmatist, not an idle dreamer. dinner party for 16 in her lovely Winter Park home exhibited the perfection she brings to all she touches the table was immaculately set, and the menu was grand. It occurred to me that Kathys brand of attention to correctness and detail would serve us ideally in our national affairs. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) best. Start from an ideal. Why not? We will soon enough arrive at something less than the ideal so why not even, if momentarily, embrace an idealized standard? Besides, its all compared to what. As compared to what! in response to President Obamas call for gun reform, I was physically nauseated. of the NRA, argued that because Presi dent Obamas children receive armed protection, the president is an elitist hyp ocrite to not support equivalent armed protection for all of Americas children. The question I put to you, gentle reader, if you were imagining a culture in which to live, would it be 21st century America? I can hear the howls of protest now. Jepson is some kind of un-American nation hater. Why, America is the bestest of the best. For all time, always, forever. How can he suggest otherwise by asking that we imagine a better America? Ask yourself this? By so many mea surements (life expectancy, healthcare, happiness polls, income inequality, educational opportunities, etc.), the United States is in the bottom quartile of Western industrialized nations. If we are doing such a jam-up job, why do other nations people experience longer, happier lives? Why is that? When imagining a culture, would it be one with 300 million weapons in circulaWould it be a society that has the high est prison population on the planet? Is that statistic just a random byproduct of American democracy (freedom) that so many of our citizens (minorities in particular) are in jail? What is the correla tion between weapons, imprisonment and homicide deaths? How do poverty, discrimination and our long national his The nations Founding Fathers did, indeed, establish a democracy for men such as themselves (white/propertied). It wasnt until the 1820s that universal white male suffrage was deemed acceptable. Women didnt participate until the 1920s, and black Americans really didnt start voting until the late 1960s. Arguably, demonstrably, America wasnt a true democracy until then. Could you have imagined a different historical trajectory for our nation? One without such a ridiculous idealization of weapons. I do not understand why the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explo sives, for example, is prohibited from compiling (publishing) data on where guns are sold and which type of weapon (by brand) is used in a crime. If, as some suggest, a very small number of Americas retail guns stores are disproportion ately responsible for the weapons used in crime, why is it inappropriate to know that and to do something about it (revoke sales license/indict)? If one class of weap on is used in the commission of crimes, should we not as a society know that and be able to react accordingly? The NRA is responsible for us not knowing who sells ons are used in crime. Gun show sales should require similar oversight. Understand that the America the NRA envisions quite logically means armed guards everywhere citizens congregate. While grocery shopping, buying gas, or course. Churches, too. Its a bleak, frightening third-world vision for America. We are so lost. Can we not imagine a better way? Seri ously. For a moment.Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US There are millions of guns in the U.S. and certainly the procuring of a gun is no problem for an evil person with mayhem on his mind and a few bucks in his pocket. Wistful memories of Ropers GrillDuring the early 1940s, I lived in Spartanburg, S.C. My oldest sister dated an unusual fellow at the time. He was a classmate at Spartanburg High School. Samuel C. Roper was an unusual guy and he remained as one of my vivid memories on a number of counts. Not too many young men had a goat as a pet. My sisters boyfriend, Sam, not only had a pet goat, but he was an entrepreneur as well, selling I was very much aware of Sams goat for each time he would visit our home, the goat would be with him and my sister and Sam would pressure me into trying to drink some of the milk. Despite their insistence about how healthy it was, I declined every invitation to partake in the ghastly stuff. We moved to the Orlando area in 1945. One of my earliest jobs as a teenager was with, would you believe it, the goat-man himself, Sam Roper. (That was when you only got jobs with family friends.) In 1947, Sam opened Ropers Grill at the corner of Orange Avenue and Mills Street (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park, just blocks from my home. We called the intersection the famed Gateway. Although Sams Ropers Grill was Stand, he soon collected a number of car hops serving cars. On a given night, it was no exaggera tion to say that you could see almost everyone you knew from Winter Park High School, Orlando High School and Rollins College at Ropers, together with a handful of airmen from the Orlando Air Force Base. Many a life-long romances parked under the lights at Ropers. Most of the lucky folks had dates and of friends and carhops. Despite all of the excitement, as one of Sams cooks, I was assigned to merely stand in a small, glass-encased corner of the stand, tearfully chopping up onion rings. Sam was a car ing, generous boss and I was thrilled with my wage of 50-cents an hour. ping hamburgers with a progressive num ber of how many hamburgers he had sold. Sam Ropers Ropers Grill will forever live in the fondest of memories for folks of my generation. Ropers Grill became an icon of that innocent 1950s generation in the Ropers Grill at the exhibit Growing on Jan. 25 at the Winter Park Museum in the Farmers Market.) On the 21st of December 2012, I attended Sams funeral. His will be a precious memory. Oh yes, I remember most vividly Sam telling me that the proceeds from the milk of that one little goat was what set him up in business in Winter Park 66 years ago. Not bad, from a goat to an icon! Way to go Sam! Ed Wycoff, former employee, Winter Parks Ropers Grill Associate emeritus professor, University of Central Florida Winter Park Historical Association, member Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame, memberLetters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com We moved to the Orlando area in 1945. One of my earliest jobs as a teenager was with, would you believe it, the goat-man himself, Sam Roper. (That was when you only got jobs with family friends.) In 1947, Sam opened Ropers Grill at the corner of Orange Avenue and Mills Street (Orlando Avenue) in Winter Park, just blocks from my home. 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