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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: 01-31-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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FASHIONS FOR AFRICA PARK STYLE, PAGE 9 Near-death survival story Elizabeth Restrepo nearly drowned at age 2. Now she helped rehabilitate her. LIFESTYLES, 7 The Civil War and the Harlem Renaissance Mennello Museum debuts Smithsonian exhibit from black painters who chronicled the African-American experience. CULTURE, 11 Free pancakes for charity Support Childrens Miracle Network and get free pancakes at the same time at IHOPs annual charity event. CALENDAR, 6 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 6 LIFESTYLES .................... 7 PARK STYLE ................... 9 CULTURE .................... 11 OPINIONS .................... 12 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 24 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 J ohn Lennon wasnt at the Lon don Arts Gallery as police tore his art exhibition Bag One down by the frames. But as the Beatles frontman returned to pick up the 14 drawings hed hung there, only the six not deemed ille gally obscene still adorned the now in famous walls on Jan. 28, 1970. Nearly 43 years to the day later, his once-con troversial art is set to make another public appearance, this time along Park Avenue. When its a Picasso or something, they dont dare touch it, but they said John Lennon is not a profes sional artist, widow Yoko Ono said of the motive for the artgallery and ended in a courtroom Thoughts of overwhelming big-box stores, obstructed views heads of nearly 100 West Maitland days standing-room-only City Council meeting. Their pitches to try to protect their neigh borhood from possible developer plans that could put commercial property in between their lake-front neighbor hoods would ultimately fail, but not without a After four hours of back-andforth between Maitland Con course North developers, the City Council and residents, the Council would vote unanimously to approve a land development change to its comprehensive de After election day on March 12, Maitland will see at least two new faces on its City Council, as six candidates including only one eligible incumbent have three open seats. Familiar local names and fac some newcomers hoping to break through the race to the dais. Seats 1, 3 and 4 are all up grabs, with Councilman Ivan Valdes look ing for his second term in Seat 1, while Councilwoman Bev Repo nen will term-out having served six years in Seat 3. Following the election, Seat 4 will host its third new face in less than half a year. Councilman Jeff Flowers, who took the seat in October following former-Coun cilman Phil Bonus scandal-laden resignation the same month, will not run for the seat making way for another new name on Coun cil. Running for the seat are city volunteer and real-estate com munity manager Charlie Adkins, and attorney John P. Lowndes. Taking on incumbent council man and small business owner Ivan Valdes is 16-year Maitland resident Milly Dawson a writ er and editor by trade. Dawson has served as a Foreign Service ters degree in public health at Maitland can have a wonder ful future if its got the right lead ership Its time for the govern ment to listen to its residents, Dawson said. Both putting their names into running for Seat 3 are local civic and social coordinator Renee Stein Charlan, and Maitland at torney and mom Joy Goff-Marcil. Im concerned about how the decisions are made, and I want to be a part of it, Marcil said. Please see COUNCIL on page 2 Six candidates qualify for three seats SARAH WILSON Observer Staff A second required public hearing of the ordinance change for the Maitland Concourse North development plan is tentatively scheduled for March 25. For more information, visit itsmymaitland.com For more information about the Maitland city election and candidates, visit itsmymaitland.com Lowndes Valdes Charlan Dawson Goff-Marcil Adkins Battle in Maitland over lakefront SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Lennons art returns to Park ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see LENNON on page 2 Famous Beatles second passion brought back in exhibition by Yoko Ono IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTWORK OF JOHN LENNON Power to the People II by John Lennon will be among works on display Feb. 1-3. The Artwork of John Lennon Available for viewing and purchase: FEB. 1 noon to 8 p.m. FEB. 2 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FEB. 3 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 520 S. Park Ave. Winter Park A suggested donation of $2 will benet Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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The property, owned by the Battaglias since 1956, and its de velopment has been a conten tious issue for decades, a lawsuit in the 1991 having once deemed it incompatible for commercial use by then Florida Gov. Lawton Childes. Back up for debate 22 years later, some of the same resi versus Battaglia. This is not new, but here we are going through pretty much the same thing, said Bob Rawa, a resident of the area since 1958. He and other residents say commercial development doesnt belong in a primarily residential Court assisted living facility and Lake Faith Villas, with neighbor hoods Maitland Club and Druid Isles nearby. The view of the pro posed up to four-story mixed-use structure, they say, would in crease noise and light pollution, and further decrease property values. Council members said by starting the process to change the comprehensive plan, its not sign ing an agreement for the busi nesses to come in, but opening the door to the process. And, City Manager Cliff Shepard said, one that opens the door for high lev els of public input the whole way through. This is a process, not an ap proval, Mayor Howard Schief erdecker said. We are not approving anything were just moving it on down the road. And everyone of you will be a part of this from this time forward. COUNCIL | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE just as the Beatles were deciding they werent the Beatles anymore. Youd say his name and people would say Oh, you mean the pop star? Now people know how good he was as an artist. Onos speaking on the phone from somewhere in Manhattans declined to specify where. The avant-garde artist just launched another charity exhibition of her husbands art, this time in Winter Food Bank. Ono is helming the the sidewalk at The Dakota, the Manhattan apartment building where Lennon was last seen alive. John Lennon didnt believe in coincidences, Ono said. But he did believe in destiny. Theres nowhere you can be that isnt where youre meant to be. ... Lennon penned famously in his solo hit All You Need is Love. He died 40 years after his 1940 birthdate. It was his fate, she said. In two weeks shell be cele brating her birthday, exactly twice that age. After a few more fateful anec dotes, she pauses for a moment, her mind walking backward to a met the would-be Beatle. There was a drawing he made; John is on horseback and theres another person very much like me on horseback with him, she said. He did that drawing on Feb. 18, 1952. He didnt know me and didnt know it was my birth day. Its very interesting. In 1952 I did a crayon drawing called In visible Flowers, and I had some body named Johnny in there, and I didnt know a Johnny at the time. She didnt know it at the time, but fate, she said, had already in tervened. Though hes still seen as a artist just like her, Ono said. He would struggle to be seen as one for years, while Ono gained fame and infamy for her own works, at one point famously sitting still in a chair while an audience in a wild twist on performance art cut her clothes off, piece by piece. They had worked apart as art ists for years until meeting in late 1966. Though the stories of their meeting differ a bit depending on who you ask, the resultant marriage led fans to malign her though thats been denied by exBeatle Paul McCartney. Lennon called her a muse. Shed watch him draw on a quiet morning in their apartment at The Dakota, but she said she wouldnt interfere. I was there making tea or something while he was enjoying it, she said. I know what artists are like. You dont tell them what to do. You encourage them. John was very astute about it. He also had a tendency to call her over to watch him crumple up drawings and throw them away. When he did that anywhere pub lic, she said, those doodles had a knack for showing up in galleries. The ones that went into the trashcan sometimes if someone was in that room I saw some things in an auction house and said, where did you get that? Somebody was in the room and went into the trash. By the time this paper hits newsstands, the drawings Lennon new temporary homes in a make shift art gallery on Park Avenue. Curator Rudy Siegel said hes always loved bringing the show to Winter Park. This is the fourth time the exhibition has been to the city in the past 10 years. Its always been a really friendly place for us, he said. There seems to be a lot of Len non fans that congregate around Winter Park. They keep asking us to come back. Mayor Ken Bradley said hes happy to welcome the show back again. Parks role as a cultural center, Bradley said. Its very exciting. And its another fateful mo ment for Lennon. Fifty years to the Beatles concert tour, Lennons art will have a new moment in the spotlight, on the walls of the for mer location of fair trade boutique store Bajalia, transforming it into a charity gallery and rekindling a spirit at once. People, when they go see it, they have smiles on their faces, Ono said. If we can touch their soul, even if its just two minutes I think we need that now. LENNON | Drawings the former Beatle threw into the trash ended up in art auctions C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTWORK OF JOHN LENNON Prints of John Lennons work will be available to view and purchase at the exhibition. Op tional donations for entry will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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Page 3 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Congratulations to the Communications & ED/CRA departments The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce selected the Commu nications and Economic Devel opment/CRA departments as its Winter Park Champions of the Year. The awards were presented at the annual Member ship Awards Celebration on Jan. 25 awarding the departments for the Chamber through supportive efforts in the community. This was a newly created award by the Chamber, and the Communica tions and CRA departments were very distinguished organizations who will receive this award for years to come. Congratulations Champions of the Year! City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting held Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Cham bers. Below are a few highlights from that meeting: Consent Agenda tion. were approved. parks rental for the Michael An drew and Swingerhead concert Sunday, Feb. 10, was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion for West Fairbanks Avenue were accepted. Board request regarding Art in Transit for SunRail proposal was approved. legislative priorities were ap uled for Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. to discuss the City Master Plan draft. Public Hearings ordinances requested by Atlan tic Housing Partners, LLLP, to change the existing designations at 835 W. Canton Ave. was ap proved. ordinances amending the Police approved. struct a branch bank with drive-in tellers on the property at 810 N. Orlando Ave. was approved. ordinance to annex 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. was approved. dinances establishing a Single Family Residential Future Land ily District zoning on the annexed property at 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. was approved. dinances related to the repeal of supermajority needed for adop tion of ordinances was approved. Central Floridas Open for Busi ness initiative to promote busi ness climate, great service, job creation and business investment was approved. A full copy of the Jan. 28 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Feb. 11 pending ap proval by City Commission. Basic self-defense awareness class The Winter Park Police Depart ment and the Victim Service Cen ter of Central Florida will be hold ing a basic self-defense awareness class Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Winter Park Police Department located at 500 N. Virginia Ave. This is a free womens safety awareness class for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. There is no special dress or equip ment needed. This class is for la 25 who sign up. Ages 14 and older are welcome. Registration is re quired. Call 407-599-3664 or email lstrube@cityofwinterpark.org Save the date Amtrak & Sunrail station groundbreaking The city will be breaking ground on the new Amtrak & Sunrail station Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. just south of the cur rent Amtrak station located at 150 W. Morse Blvd. Featuring Crafts man-style architecture, the station will include an element of public art, ADA compliant restrooms open to the public during normal SunRail operating hours, and a warm lobby to greet and welcome train visitors to our city. This new 2,400-square-foot building will be relocated just 75 feet south of its existing location. A grand open ing of the new station is expected by winter 2013. For more informa tion, please make plans to attend the groundbreaking event or visit cityofwinterpark.org > Info at your Fingertips > Amtrak & Sun rail Information. 10 helpful water conservation tips 1. When washing dishes by soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet. 2. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full, and you could save 1,000 gallons of water a month. 3. Consider composting in stead of running the garbage dis posal. 4. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold water so every drop goes in you and not down the drain. 5. Wash your produce in the with water instead of running wa ter from the tap. 6. Consider replacing your old washing machine with an EPA Water Sense and Energy Star receive a $100 rebate. one-gallon bucket in 20 seconds, consider replacing it with a waterminutes or less and youll save 1,000 gallons of water per month. 9. Plug the bathtub before turn ing the water on; then adjust the leaky faucet, its simple, inexpen sive and can save 140 gallons of water a week. More weekly water conserva tion tips can be found at cityof winterpark.org/h2oconserve Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park Observer_ 5 x 8 Ad Prospective K4 and Kindergarten Parent Information DayFebruary 14 9:00 am 10:00 am A Christ-Centered K4 Grade 12 College Preparatory School2667 Bruton Blvd.,Orlando, FL 32805 | 407.206.8602 | therstacademy.orgThe First Academy does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, gender or ethnic origin.Make your rst choice the right choice.Join us at and discover why The First Academy is the right choice for your childs future. Visit classrooms and meet the teachers. Ms. Lail, the principal, and admissions staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. The event will be held in the lower school building. See you there! TFA-027 WinterParkObserver_5x8.indd 1 1/29/13 2:55 PM Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast program: Mead Botanical Garden Update Mead Botanical Garden has undergone marvelous transformations. Hear wh at has been accomplished and what is to come for th is gem in our community. Friday, February 8, 2013 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full, and you could save 1,000 gallons of water a month.

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Page 4 rfntbbb tnntnbnn IN JUST 10 SATURDAYSntbtrbrr rrr Dental Assistant t bt tn Business Briefs Community Bulletin JCC Fitness deal The Roth JCCs Fitness Center is of fering two months free of member ship, which includes the camaraderie of classes like yoga, ballroom dance, pilates, SilverSneakers and cycling, the care of a personal trainer to guide members tness plans and the comfort of exercising on brand-new equipment in their non-threatening tness cen ter. The Roth JCC is open to all faiths. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Roth JCC at 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. Learn more about the JCC by visiting orlandojcc.org or calling 407645-5933. Super Troops The Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens is two short weeks away and Move America Forward is launching a special Super Bowl challenge to all of our protroops supporters to donate more care packages for the troops. The team with the most donations on its behalf will win. Visit thecampaignstore.com/sup portourtroops.asp to donate. Top scholar Cornell Universitys Raymond Pierson of Winter Park has been placed on the Deans List of the College of Arts and Sciences for excellence in scholarship for the fall 2012 semester. Cupcake queen Two-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis Wilder introduced her new cookbook, Savory Bites: Meals You can Make in your Cupcake Pan, at The Park Mait land School. The staff became some of the rst recipients to sample several recipes from Hollis new book. iFishing The App Door, developer of several suc cessful outdoor apps, recently launched the latest in their iFish Series. iFish Florida is now available and lets anglers of all ages and skill levels know when, where and how to sh a lake in Florida. Artist in residence The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) proudly announces the imple mentation of a new Artist-In-Residence program, to begin in April 2013. The program honors the legacy of founder J. Andr Smith, and the 75th anniversary of the Research Studios (now the Art & History Museums Maitland) rst Bok Fellow. This is the rst formal, national ly competitive residency program at the A&H since Smiths fellowship program, which was funded by Mary Curtis Bok from 1938 through 1957. 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 Sod erstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Realty in Orlando. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed, P.A., is pleased to announce that it has raised $95,000 for Heart of Florida United Ways 2012-13 campaign. In the past two years, the rm has been named among the Top 25 Giving Organizations. Mike Winn & Lief Erickson of Winter Park Land Commercial were the listing agents and Cesar Estrada of Keller Wil liams Advantage III was the selling agent for the 1,050-square-foot ofce condo at 157 E. New England Ave. The ofce condo, located one block east of Park Av enue, sold for $195,000. The seller was Great American Land Management Inc. The buyer was S Trust LLC. The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) presented a check for $75,000 to A Place for Children, a free, drop-in daycare center located in the Orange County Courthouse. The donation is part of the OCBAs ongoing support of the courts and the community. A Place for Children, which opened in 1998, pro vides a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 1-14 years whose parents have court hearings or other business at the courthouse. Shaw Mechanical Services of Orlando recently completed a contract for the HVAC mechanical work at Valencia Col lege, Building 10, located at the Valencia College West Campus. The $1.9 mil lion 11-month fast track project in cluded state-of-the-art energy efcient Smardt centrifugal chiller, pumps, vari able air volume boxes, custom air han dling units and a complete energy man agement system. The team consisted of the design build construction manager McCree General Contractors of Orlando, Schenkel Schultz Architecture of Orlando, and OCI Associates Inc. of Altamonte Springs. Source2 a national recruitment process outsourcing rm headquartered in Winter Park, has acquired the business assets of Charlotte, N.C., based Bennett Hall Company, a stafng rm specializing in the cable and wiring industry. Cliff Edahl, who served as Bennett Halls president and CEO, has been named executive vice president of business development in the Carolinas representing Source2. Royal Oak Homes a third-generation family homebuilder whose track record includes more than 14,000 new homes in Central Florida over the past 30 years, has named Kirk Wallace construc tion manager Matt Orosz, co-president at Royal Oak Homes, said Wallace has more than 30 years of experience as a homebuilder. Royal Oak Homes builds single-family homes in 10 Central Florida communities. David Moss has been hired as vice president of Property and Casualty of Insurance Consultants of Central Florida. David brings years of experience building insurance programs in the commercial insurance area, from basic general liabil ity policies to complex real property and professional liability coverage plans. NAI Realvest recently negotiated the sale of a 3,700-square-foot ofce condo at 630 N. Wymore Road in the Maitland Professional Ofce Village for $500,000. Tom R. Kelley, principal at NAI Realvest, negotiated the sale of Suite 330 at the center representing the seller Marlyn D. Felsing, LLC of Maitland. Longwood based FTI Funding LLC, a privately held investment rm, purchased the ofce condominium. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Engineers Planners based in Orlandos Baldwin Park has acquired LMA Architects a 35-year old architectural rm based just outside Philadelphia in Blue Bell, Pa. Jed Downs, president of Cuhaci & Peterson, said LMA Architects has served the needs of Wawa Convenience stores in the chains core mid-Atlantic markets since 1980. Wawa is based in Media, Pa., only a few miles from the LMA ofce, and currently oper ates more than 600 stores in their core markets. Royal Oak Homes based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, will be acquiring 116 new home sites at Sorrento Springs, a gated golf course community located off State Road 46 in Mount Dora. Matt Orosz, co-president of Royal Oak Homes, said the community includes an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, fully equipped clubhouse and a resort-style swimming pool. RhythmX Orlandos pioneering dance and tness studio, opened a new 12,000-square-foot facility located at 133 Atlantic Drive in Maitland on Jan. 18. Shaw Mechanical Services of Orlando has recently completed a contract with Doster Construction for the Princeton El ementary School project in Orlando. The contract, valued at $1.5 million, consist ed of 27,600 square feet of remodel and 49,200 square feet of new construction. The new HVAC system included Trane air-cooled chillers, air handling units, VAV boxes and an energy management sys tem. The contract also included a chilled water piping system and sheet metal duct system.

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Page 5 City Council Meeting of Jan. 28, 2013 The Maitland City Council met on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Be low is a synopsis of that meeting. Public Hearings: dinance for Don Reid Ford, in cluding adjacent medians and rights-of-way, was adopted. second amendment to the Lease proposing to lease Lots 44 and 45, corded in Plat Book J, page 22, Public Records of Orange County. the Planning and Zoning Com mission recommendation dated Jan. 17, 2013; and authorized City staff to transmit the amendment to the Department of Economic 25, 2013, as the second public hearing date for adoption of the Consent: as presented. Board meeting minutes. Florida League of Cities Legisla let Caprice police cars from Sting safety related equipment with 5 percent of the total being a re quired funding match from the city. cept ownership and maintenance enue FDOT ditch. Decision: ager to sign a letter of support from the city of Maitland for the Land designation. For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com Over 40 quality antique, vintage and collectible dealers will be included in this event. Central Floridas most charming antique market makes it difcult to leave without a little something! www.lilylace.comLily Lace Antique Market is hosting a SIDEWALK SALESunday, February 10 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 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. KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR City Council authorizes purchase of two Chevy police cars for $70K Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Plan your weekend with The Weekender! Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 6 CONTINUOUS FREE Parking shuttleS INGLE DAY UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE AT WINTERFEST! ENTERTAINMENT THURS (TEEN NIGHT!) Winterfest Idol FRI & SAT Continuous Live Entertainment AUCTIONSSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm Live: Sat 7:00pmBingo (FRI & SAT) Kids Games Festival Food Rides Strawberry Pie YUM! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLEChoice of...2013 FORD FIESTA COUPE 12 day trip to Alaska $13,000 buckaroos! 1 ticket = $2.00 100% of proceeds go to support LOCA L community outreach programs.Please visit us at: GIGANTIC FLEA MARKETFeb. 1-3, 2013Welcome All Bargain Hunters T o The Best INDOOR Flea Market!FRIDAY, FEB. 1 7AM 5PM SATURDAY, FEB 2 7AM 5PM SUNDAY, FEB 3 10AM 3PMJewelry Bicycles Clothing Electronics Antique Dishes Baby Items Books Christmas Items Furniture Sports Equipment T oys ArtworkAND MUCH MORE! C ARNIVAL F OOD FAMILY FUN F eb. 7-10, 2013575 T uskawilla Rd., Winter Springs FEB. 7 THURSDA Y 5-10PM FRIDA Y 5PM-MIDNIGHT FEB. 10-SUN 12-7PMRIDES ONLY SATURDA Y 12PM-MIDNIGHTGet a 4 day unlimited armband for $45! Available at local United Legacy Banks and the church ofce until Feb. 6. This is a savings of $35! An Afternoon of Music and Romance with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead in Downtown Winter Park THIS FREE CONCERT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE PARK AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION Concert in Central Park M i h l A d d S i h d i D t W i t P k A A n n A A f f t t e e r r n n o o o o n n o o f f M M u u s s i i c c a a n n d d R R o o m m a a n n c c e e w w i i t t h h Calendar 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.comWinter Clearance 25% to 50% all artwork! Sale Sale Sale Sale JAN. 31 Wings of Sound, sponsored by Old Flor ida National Bank, will perform Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Historic Dubsdread Ball room to benet the Central Florida YMCA. Call 407-678-0409 or email collegepark danceparty@gmail.com for more infor mation on this event. To learn more about Wings of Sound, visit wingsofsound.com As part of its Senior Health Lectures, Rol lins College is launching an educational lecture series on Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The rst topic is on storytelling to im prove your health. Contact Rmckinaly@ rollins.edu for more information. FEB. 1 The Morse Museum will show a Brown Bag Matinee of Expo-Magic of the White City, a continuation from Jan. 25 (63 minutes), on Friday, Feb. 1, at noon at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavil ion, located at 161 W. Canton Ave., or just behind the museum. The event is free. Individuals will have the opportunity to meet with more than 30 professional agencies at the Smart Aging Health Fair on Friday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave. Health screenings and health programs will also be topics for discussion at the fair. Lunch will be pro vided at noon. Call Leslie Koonce at 407843-1910 for more information. The Art & History Museums-Maitlands (A&H) program Ladies Art Lounge con tinues on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center, Studio 4, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. Ladies Art Lounge is designed for women who want an eve ning out with friends where they can talk, have a glass of wine and learn something new in a casual and fun atmosphere. The Feb. 1 program is led by A&H Artist-InAction Whitney Broadaway, who presents a printmaking activity: Plexiglas Mono prints. To register, visit ArtandHistory.org, or call 407-539-2181, extension 265. FEB. 2 The sixth annual Out Of The Darkness Community Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. More than 1,000 walkers participated in last years event, which benets the Ameri can Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to fund research, education and survivor and awareness programs both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide. Visit www.tinyurl.com/OrlandoOutOfTheDarkness-Walk for more infor mation on the walk. FEB. 3 During Black History Month 2013, The Center for Contemporary Dance will pres ent Moore Dance Projects Sacred Slave Stories, a contemporary ballet inspired by historic interviews with formerlyenslaved African Americans, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. Tickets are $17 for general and $15 for children younger than 12, seniors 60 and older, and college stu dents. Tickets can be purchased by call ing 407-695-8366 or online at thecenter fordance.org Orlando Area Historical Rose Society will meet at Harry P. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando, where Robert Bowden, director of Leu Gardens, will present Floridas Top Ten Garden Guide and Drought Tolerant Plants Are Not Ugly on Feb. 3. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the program will start at 2:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information on this event and OAHRS, call 407-497-1639. For more in formation on Leu Gardens, call 407-2462020. FEB. 4 The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will host a four-day workshop at Webster University/Sanlando Cen ter, located at 2180 W. State Road 434 in Longwood, from Feb. 4-7 with highly acclaimed artist Tom Lynch. CWFS is currently accepting reservations, with a deposit, for the workshop, which is open to all watercolorists, regardless of ability. The cost for this workshop is $350 for members and $400 for non-members. Call Nancy Sexton at 407-415-0594 or visit centraloridawatercolor.org for more information on the workshop. The Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., will host Winter Park Executive Women, presented by Hylant, on Monday, Feb. 4. Registra tion will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and program at noon. Visit winterpark.org/content/winter-park-ex ecutive-women for more information on Winter Park Executive Women. Individu als can also download a registration form from the website above. Please RSVP by Feb. 1 at noon. ONGOING The Breakthrough Theatre, located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park, will honor Elvis Presley with shows running through Feb. 11. The production will take place Feb.1-4 and Feb. 8-11, with Mon day, Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Only cash or checks are accepted. For reservations, call 407-920-4034. From Feb. 5 April 16, AARP will be offer ing free tax assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. at the Mait land Senior Center, located at 345 S. Mai tland Ave. Assistance is on a rst-come rst-serve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Ofce at 407-539-6251 for more information. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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They played the radio for her constantly, always talking to her, waiting for a reaction. for her all the time. Laura was kicked out of meet ings with doctors, and described in their notes as a mother in deni al. But then Elizabeths eyesight her own, eating and getting stron ger. Soon, she was strong enough enter a rehabilitation center. Then she worked her way back home to Maitland and started her therapy at Winter Parks Easter Seals of and support to people with spe years ago. Now, at 22, she works there. Elizabeth has heard many times that she wouldnt amount to much or that she couldnt do it, cles throughout her life since the erything; all her natural instincts PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Elizabeth Restrepo, right, and mom Laura still thank Easter Seals for helping her rehabilitate herself after a near-drowning left her with a devastatingly crippling prognosis. Waking up to a new life Elizabeth Restrepo nearly drowned at age 2, and years after waking from her coma now works with the group that helped her regain her life BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff For more information about Easter Seals Florida (ESF), visit .easterseals.com. The Winter Park ESF is located at 2010 Mizell Ave. Please see SEALS on page 8 Laura was kicked out of meetings with doctors, and described in their notes as a mother in denial. But then Elizabeths eyesight came back, she started moving on her own, eating and getting stronger. FEB. 1 More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their works of art at the First Friday Charity Festival & 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 Association are sponsors of the First Friday series that offers live music, drink specials, free sam ples, interactive activities and much more. The monthly event is free to the public and is both family and pet friendly. 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 benet 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 infor mation on the event. FEB. 5 IHOP will invite guests to enjoy a free stack of buttermilk pancakes Feb. 5 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate National Pancake Day, while also celebrating the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th anniversary. The restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the rst national fund raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests will be en couraged to make a voluntary contri bution to the local Childrens Miracle Network or other local charities. Visit ihoppancakeday.com for more infor mation on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Childrens Miracle Net work Hospitals and make an online donation. ONGOING The Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave., will have the following events in which visitors can attend: Preschool Stories on Tues days from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and on Thursdays a walk at 6:30 a.m., Baby Time from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Ad ventures with Books Club from 2-4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. -noon Scott Thomas and Social Security will be the topic. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Elaine Person will teach poetry from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and there will be a Volunteer Reception in the confer ence room from 2-4 p.m. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The pro duction 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 por trayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Orlandorep.com for more infor mation. Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs until Feb. 3 in Eatonville. The theme for the internationally recognized nine-day event is Zoras Eatonville: Culture as Conservator of the Communitys Heri tage. Activities include live concerts, educational seminars, heritage tours, the HATitude Brunch and an Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Call 407-6473307 or visit zorafestival.org for ad ditional information on ZORA! events. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 9 a group of Malawi women, they the only word she recognizes is when they joyfully add in her name. group of widows in Malawi. They do their happy holler when shes near, sing her song, and then she joins them for a dance. Wirgau is en them a way to reach the world them hope. The women are one of has partnered with for her non The organization sells the ing them a worldwide audience on the site, which include a clutch ric in a pastel purple with trendy dcor shop, are all handmade in Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia. more products from the artisans. of Central Florida graduate, was rica when she was 20. country, the people, the kids it not to feel compelled to make a difference, to do something. met the people and heard their mind, said Laura Cook, Children of the Nations community repre zation that connected Wirgau to the widows group in Malawi. to do something, but didnt know what. On her third trip there she was struck by the communities of craftsmen there, including the group of widows who made purs es, and an idea hit her. ors was formed, and in September 2012 the online store opened. Wir gau said Market Colors is differ make their own money and pro for. Before theyd hope to sell their goods to a missionary walking by or to someone from another town dred or more of their products at the same time. and almost a lifeline for the crafts We know that the need is so great. Many of the men and women had no hope before, resorting to working with loan sharks or sell a harsh reality that Wirgau says there is more, that this is real, she they can make a difference. Shes done that with the people who work with her at Market Col Batts, a Market Colors intern and friend of Wirgaus, said its hard when shes around. Batts said. Her heart behind it is Wirgau sees the future with Market Colors helping many more craftsmen, and partnering said, has impacted her life in ways My hearts been so changed. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Lizzie Wirgaus passion for Africa became a business that helps women provide for their families. Her organization helps craftsmen sell products online to broaden their market. Crafting hope Market Colors is a nonprofit organization that sells fashion-forward products made by craftsmen BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff For more information about Market Colors and to shop at their online store, visit marketcolors.org

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Page 10 Style is an interesting word, the same time. Some people surely think they are immune to style, but might gest to them that that is a style in and of itself. We think of style mostly when referencing fashions on a catwalk, on the pages of a magazine; but, in truth, were The Beatniks had their own Blackwell had his own naughty list for those he saw as offenders. on about others style any time someone will listen. Style is just taste, and you demonstrate your own in your choice of clothing, jewelry, shoes, home and home else. That can cause some frustra tion when buying gifts, unless you know someone really well. But Valentines Day might be just a bit different. Thoughtfulness Park Style in mind, and what for answers and ideas you or as well. open in Winter Park for about Local with my regular column. He creates free-form hearts out of dants, earrings and bracelets. Maureen showed me around great, interesting possibilities for and perfume bottles from Fenton, erything? Top hat wine glasses made in Morgantown, W.Va., and Le Macaron: There are some here. Small strawberry caramels all ideal, but if you want a maca hard to describe, and delicious! Filthy Rich: This new store nearby, opens Friday, Feb. 1. With 800 different jewelry pieces for sale, from Jackie Kennedy pieces licensed through the Kennedy Library, to golden era of Hol lywood styles worn by Marilyn co-owner Mike Shurtleff says, Were the only company in the world that pulls together this concept, mostly licensed, historic celebrity jewelry pieces. new spring items in for your big season looks from Milly, Susana Monaco, Shoshana and Melly M. For the men, Downeast is the ing Lacoste and Polo by Ralph Lauren. For outdoorsy types, con bird feeder from upstairs. Dont Sassafras Sweet Shoppe: themed candy, but think about something unique, with a specially produced tin or a stuffed animal, stuffed with their a Valentines staple. Tuni: Down for something Frye skull bag and she quickly as sured me it could be a murse, a bag for me. Shes quick! She then turns to colors of the moment. Pastels. Pastels are huge. Just got a bunch of Rebecca Taylor. The store looks like pretty candy. Coralia Leets: Michon talks beer and moon stone. tine is an arty sort, check out the from local and other artists, in cluding those inspired by both memory. 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 Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, Feb. 39:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 3 SUN Clyde Moore I LUV Park Avenue Style Valentines Day style

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Page 11 Feb. 1 FAVO gallerys grand opening ebrates local artists with unique lic featuring artists Henry Sinn, Pedro Brull, Robin Pedrero and Berto Ortega, along with other of paintings and sculptures. This Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 through April 28 The Mennello Museums Black History Month 1, with a free open house on Feb. 3 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Visitors to print a free admission coupon throughout the month of Febru ary. Call 407-246-4278. Feb. 6 to March 17 Sense and Sensibility and Shakespeare and Sensibility in this new prospects, which in turn leads the Dashwood sisters to scan dalous secrets, betrayals, and by Mark Routhier, Sense and 6. Visit Orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Feb. 7 to Feb. 28 Writers at Rollins Rollins College brings con temporary literature to the community as the 2013 Winter Mayra Santos-Febres and Cubantake place on the campus of Rol lins College for four Thursdays free to the public. Visit rollins. edu/winterwiththewriters Feb. 7 1st Thursday at the Orlando Museum of Art Orlandos original art party is the award-winning 1st Thursdays cash bars and caf offerings from omart.org Feb. 7, 8 and 9 Tables Extra Extraordinaire Decorators, brides-to-be, wed ding planners and interior design professionals need to book a ference Center in Maitland for inspiring and unique fundraiser theme tables. From tours of the tablescapes to a luncheon or din ner reminiscent of a trip to the his Team Culinaire. Stop by the Mediterranean Marketplace for coffees this year offering takeout for lunch and dinner. Visit Feb. 8 to March 3 The Worlds Oldest Profession at Mad Cow wright tells the story of a mother her daughters independence. The clash of these two strongwilled women ignites the ironic wit in one of Shaws greatest plays. The play will run Feb. 8 to March 3 in Mad Cow Theatres 54 W. Church St. Visit madcow Feb. 8 Artist Victor Bokas at Culture & Cocktails work of artist Victor Bokas, one immediately sees references to markets and pop culture. His paintings will be featured at the to the art, guests will enjoy music 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater ANIMATED OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM Fri & Sun 1:00, 6:30 Sat, Mon-Thu 6:30 Enzians Makeover Your Donation of $25 Makes One Square Foot of Carpet Go From Dream to Reality! Visit Enzian.org to Donate Today. LIVE ACTION OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM Fri-Sun 3:30, 9:00 Mon-Thu 9:00 Escape for Lunch at Eden Bar Open Daily at 11:00AM

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Page 12 Opinions ers, confectionaries and greeting Valentines Day, here are a few thoughts on how to share the your sweetheart for a win-win: Be mine Pick up a little something sweet for your sweetie. Choco lates are in good supply with Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Kilwins Chocolates and Winter Park Chocolate all offering some de lectable desserts. From chocolatecustom gifts, these are great busi nesses that can tailor a delectable stop in Sassafras Sweet Shoppe Looking for something spar kly, perhaps? Check out some of the statement pieces at our local jewelers, like Simmons, Bay Hill if other accessories are in order, stop in Things and Fashion or girls best friend, the way to a mans heart in through his stom can be found at the Paris Bistro, Park South, Cocina 214 and Luma on Park, among others. An event or two present a free Valentine Concert in Central Park. The afternoon of music and romance features Central Park Stage from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Come early, bring a picnic blanket and stay afterward for dinner on the The merchants will also host Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8:30 enue area and learn more about new additions to the downtown. and drink sample at 26 different enue.com For the love of money Winter Park Chamber of Com merce, in partnership with Rol School of Business, will host its annual Economic Update Break fast. The panel discussion will be held on Feb. 26 at the Rachel D. made at winterpark.org or by calling 407-644-8281. Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Visit WinterPark.org for more information. W ere each born with innate skills and talents lifetime. Sometimes youre still always enjoyed gardening; but, my mother in North Carolina. where she got it and learn it was she purchased in my company, recognize. local gardens, enjoying the green thumbs of others. gardens at the Polasek. Jane in troduced me to Pam Paisley, who gardening troops. joined her for a personal tour last sion for the gardens, and knowl edge of the museum, makes her an ideal guide. She shares not enthusiasm. water during a Winter Park boat ture in back and thought shed heard the guide say it was a con she said, acknowledging early gardening lessons, as we began. Unlike paintings that we do of ciation of gardens, she says, though early on it was merely an horrendous mistake of buying land, New Zealand, they owned ly owned by the editor of New garden go to pot. To tend the 3.5-acre property, their 40s young, to my delight. now, she says. Were really one to belong to. They come and do going to say, oh, you cant come because you cant do something. Just come and sit on a bench and amuse us while were working is cool by us. plant garden, she says. We do pretty well maintaining it with we had twice as many people it would be twice as gorgeous. future plans, and how the art and the landscape relate. Most of Polaseks pieces were meant to be one was not, she says referring to a piece titled Holy Family on a pedestal. So we see the back of this ugly pedestal. That will be it. Man Reaching for the Moon will probably come down the hill to a place where hes less story. Hes sort of the bookend to That was Polaseks patriotic piece when Kennedy announced we were going to go to the moon. This was his way of saying thank you. days earlier, a girl with a goose along a side fence. Oh, Lisa Charming, she effuses. Lisa position that will make her more a wedding photo-op place, prob ably down closer to the lake. Her take on plants is mostly thought was pretty and photo graphed. Soon after she notices one and grimaces. She speaks of her own desire for perfection as being the most frustrating part of her role here. We walk by the she speaks of the plants that be planted here, signifying the blood of Christ, but led to bloody wanted to prune them. We laugh a lot as we walk and tours, she says. On our website website for a year. The other day a family came and they were like We dont want to miss the tour! ate about the place, the story, the art and the setting. for being here, being around the in Central Florida, she declares. we laugh. 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 We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Park Avenue Jewelers Looking for something one of a kind or locally made for Valentines Day? Consider Park Avenue Jewelers heart creations made by Georgie Torres. These heart-themed sterling silver pieces are made on premises right on Park Avenue. Varieties include a heart bracelet, brooch or earrings, and buttery designs with hearts in the wings. Park Avenue Jewelers is located on Park Avenue in Brandywine Square. Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Backyard paradises PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Pam Paisley oversees the Polasek Museums maintenance of 3.5 acres of gardens. Erika Spence Business in the Park Swingerhead

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Page 13 Louis Roney Play On! a birth defect. The Orange County Health Department along with many other collab orating partners such as the Healthy Start Mortality Task Force are committed to the and would like to continue helping women in our community reduce that risk. entire family and community. We can all birth defects by encouraging the women in follow important steps to a healthy preg interim administrator of the Orange County Health Department. 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant death, illness and long-term disability than babies without birth defects. Birth defects occur before a baby is three months of pregnancy, when the organs of the baby are forming. This is pregnancy, the tissues and organs continue managing health conditions and adopting nant. Women can take the following steps in preparing for a healthy pregnancy: Dont drink alcohol, smoke or use street drugs. health care professional regularly. taking any medications. ing pregnancy. tions. Keep any medical condition, includ ing diabetes, under control. Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Mirna Chamorro Public Information Ofcer Orange and Seminole County Health Departments Ah, so sweet the irrational mind That grasps a dogma to humans unkind. Extolling a truth, creating the line That somehow their faith is superior to mine. it would be the rational or irrational mind sions/actions from a rational, reasoned draw. Would a humane culture, for instance, create/countenance a health care system that doesnt care for all its suming carbon-based climate change is transport, arguably, the dirtiest petroleum of the pros and cons, the merits of the not permit the Keystone Pipeline. you smoke cigarettes today, is it possible that you do not know the accompanying should your fellow citizens pay for your resulting diabetes and heart disease? Same goes for cigarettes. The Keystone Pipeline will either take Thats a fact, Jack. The carbon is going to be released into Earths atmosphere regardless of whether or not the United States authorizes the pipeline. Heres the reality: Deny the pipeline and the So what is the rational decision on should be the determining factors for we morally complicit understanding what we do about carbon and climate change by sanctioning the pipeline? countability when it comes to personal make a determination to smoke and/ do not smoke and/or who maintain a healthy body weight to subsidize my poor decisions? responsible adults who sire/bear children inception. recommend we begin from the pragmatic. argue/legislate/condemn based on your idea of the truth. we creating for our grandchildren? 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 that Commissioner Carolyn Cooper will, after all, be unopposed and retain her seat on the Winter Park City Com mission! Our City is fortunate indeed a person of such high caliber, integrity, intelligence, diligence and respect. From this corner, Carolyn, please ac cept a full measure of thanks, and good wishes for another successful term. that we pay our fair share. Who is he going to get in Washington, D.C., to decide what your and my fair shares are? His idea of your fair share may be quite different from yours, but if lawyer, you may be able work out some kind of a deal with Obamas boys Obamas most glaring misstatements lion yearly without batting an eyelash but after all, hes a politician, not a moralist. that the English encouraged among their young men to quell their war-like instincts. The playing fields of Eton were seen as places to dissipate the naturally pugnacious instincts of ob a former British rugby player fell in such places as Waterloo. Human beings brother on opposite sides. Mankind works hard to lengthen human life at do not seem to make good sense of life is a masterpiece of understatement. panded by tremendous multiples under U.S. is on an unsustainable course. guys who played football, knew well that it was a rough, tough game loaded hit in the head is part of the football remembered well the effects of taking had determined to use for more pro the game in college or as a professional is a personal one, and once the player successfully sue the organizations that blows to players craniums. money what? About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Kudos to the lady A creation question Chris Jepson Perspectives Keep healthy before delivery

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FASHIONS FOR AFRICAPARK STYLE, PAGE 9Near-death survival storyElizabeth Restrepo nearly drowned at age 2. Now she helped rehabilitate her. LIFESTYLES, 7The Civil War and the Harlem RenaissanceMennello Museum debuts Smithsonian exhibit from black painters who chronicled the African-American experience. CULTURE, 11Free pancakes for charitySupport Childrens Miracle Network and get free pancakes at the same time at IHOPs annual charity event. CALENDAR, 6COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 6 LIFESTYLES ................... 7 PARK STYLE .................. 9 CULTURE ................... 11 OPINIONS ................... 12 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 24 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 John Lennon wasnt at the Lon don Arts Gallery as police tore his art exhibition Bag One down by the frames. But as the Beatles frontman returned to pick up the 14 drawings hed hung there, only the six not deemed ille gally obscene still adorned the now in famous walls on Jan. 28, 1970. Nearly 43 years to the day later, his once-con troversial art is set to make another public appearance, this time along Park Avenue. When its a Picasso or something, they dont dare touch it, but they said John Lennon is not a profes sional artist, widow Yoko Ono said of the motive for the artgallery and ended in a courtroom Thoughts of overwhelming big-box stores, obstructed views heads of nearly 100 West Maitland days standing-room-only City Council meeting. Their pitches to try to protect their neigh borhood from possible developer plans that could put commercial property in between their lake-front neighbor hoods would ultimately fail, but not without a After four hours of back-andforth between Maitland Con course North developers, the City Council and residents, the Council would vote unanimously to approve a land development change to its comprehensive de After election day on March 12, Maitland will see at least two new faces on its City Council, as six candidates including only one eligible incumbent have three open seats. Familiar local names and fac some newcomers hoping to break through the race to the dais. Seats 1, 3 and 4 are all up grabs, with Councilman Ivan Valdes look ing for his second term in Seat 1, while Councilwoman Bev Repo nen will term-out having served six years in Seat 3. Following the election, Seat 4 will host its third new face in less than half a year. Councilman Jeff Flowers, who took the seat in October following former-Councilman Phil Bonus scandal-laden resignation the same month, will not run for the seat making way for another new name on Coun cil. Running for the seat are city volunteer and real-estate com munity manager Charlie Adkins, and attorney John P. Lowndes. Taking on incumbent council man and small business owner Ivan Valdes is 16-year Maitland resident Milly Dawson a writ er and editor by trade. Dawson has served as a Foreign Service ters degree in public health at Maitland can have a wonder ful future if its got the right lead ership Its time for the govern ment to listen to its residents, Dawson said. Both putting their names into running for Seat 3 are local civic and social coordinator Renee Stein Charlan, and Maitland at torney and mom Joy Goff-Marcil. Im concerned about how the decisions are made, and I want to be a part of it, Marcil said. Please see COUNCIL on page 2Six candidates qualify for three seatsSARAH WILSON Observer Staff A second required public hearing of the ordinance change for the Maitland Concourse North development plan is tentatively scheduled for March 25. For more information, visit itsmymaitland.com For more information about the Maitland city election and candidates, visit itsmymaitland.com Lowndes Valdes Charlan Dawson Goff-Marcil Adkins Battle in Maitland over lakefrontSARAH WILSON Observer Staff Lennons art returns to ParkISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see LENNON on page 2 Famous Beatles second passion brought back in exhibition by Yoko OnoIMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTWORK OF JOHN LENNONPower to the People II by John Lennon will be among works on display Feb. 1-3. The Artwork of John LennonAvailable for viewing and purchase:FEB. 1 noon to 8 p.m. FEB. 2 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FEB. 3 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 520 S. Park Ave. Winter ParkA suggested donation of $2 will benet Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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The property, owned by the Battaglias since 1956, and its de velopment has been a contentious issue for decades, a lawsuit in the 1991 having once deemed it incompatible for commercial use by then Florida Gov. Lawton Childes. Back up for debate 22 years later, some of the same resi versus Battaglia. This is not new, but here we are going through pretty much the same thing, said Bob Rawa, a resident of the area since 1958. He and other residents say commercial development doesnt belong in a primarily residential Court assisted living facility and Lake Faith Villas, with neighbor hoods Maitland Club and Druid Isles nearby. The view of the pro posed up to four-story mixed-use structure, they say, would in crease noise and light pollution, and further decrease property values. Council members said by starting the process to change the comprehensive plan, its not signing an agreement for the busi nesses to come in, but opening the door to the process. And, City Manager Cliff Shepard said, one that opens the door for high lev els of public input the whole way through. This is a process, not an ap proval, Mayor Howard Schief erdecker said. We are not approving anything were just moving it on down the road. And everyone of you will be a part of this from this time forward.COUNCIL | CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE just as the Beatles were deciding they werent the Beatles anymore. Youd say his name and people would say Oh, you mean the pop star? Now people know how good he was as an artist. Onos speaking on the phone from somewhere in Manhattans declined to specify where. The avant-garde artist just launched another charity exhibition of her husbands art, this time in Winter Food Bank. Ono is helming the the sidewalk at The Dakota, the Manhattan apartment building where Lennon was last seen alive. John Lennon didnt believe in coincidences, Ono said. But he did believe in destiny. Theres nowhere you can be that isnt where youre meant to be. ... Lennon penned famously in his solo hit All You Need is Love. He died 40 years after his 1940 birthdate. It was his fate, she said. In two weeks shell be celebrating her birthday, exactly twice that age. After a few more fateful anec dotes, she pauses for a moment, her mind walking backward to a met the would-be Beatle. There was a drawing he made; John is on horseback and theres another person very much like me on horseback with him, she said. He did that drawing on Feb. 18, 1952. He didnt know me and didnt know it was my birth day. Its very interesting. In 1952 I did a crayon drawing called Invisible Flowers, and I had some body named Johnny in there, and I didnt know a Johnny at the time. She didnt know it at the time, but fate, she said, had already in tervened. Though hes still seen as a artist just like her, Ono said. He would struggle to be seen as one for years, while Ono gained fame and infamy for her own works, at one point famously sitting still in a chair while an audience in a wild twist on performance art cut her clothes off, piece by piece. They had worked apart as art ists for years until meeting in late 1966. Though the stories of their meeting differ a bit depending on who you ask, the resultant marriage led fans to malign her though thats been denied by exBeatle Paul McCartney. Lennon called her a muse. Shed watch him draw on a quiet morning in their apartment at The Dakota, but she said she wouldnt interfere. I was there making tea or something while he was enjoying it, she said. I know what artists are like. You dont tell them what to do. You encourage them. John was very astute about it. He also had a tendency to call her over to watch him crumple up drawings and throw them away. When he did that anywhere public, she said, those doodles had a knack for showing up in galleries. The ones that went into the trashcan sometimes if someone was in that room I saw some things in an auction house and said, where did you get that? Somebody was in the room and went into the trash. By the time this paper hits newsstands, the drawings Lennon new temporary homes in a make shift art gallery on Park Avenue. Curator Rudy Siegel said hes always loved bringing the show to Winter Park. This is the fourth time the exhibition has been to the city in the past 10 years. Its always been a really friendly place for us, he said. There seems to be a lot of Len non fans that congregate around Winter Park. They keep asking us to come back. Mayor Ken Bradley said hes happy to welcome the show back again. Parks role as a cultural center, Bradley said. Its very exciting. And its another fateful mo ment for Lennon. Fifty years to the Beatles concert tour, Lennons art will have a new moment in the spotlight, on the walls of the for mer location of fair trade boutique store Bajalia, transforming it into a charity gallery and rekindling a spirit at once. People, when they go see it, they have smiles on their faces, Ono said. If we can touch their soul, even if its just two minutes I think we need that now.LENNON | Drawings the former Beatle threw into the trash ended up in art auctions CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTWORK OF JOHN LENNONPrints of John Lennons work will be available to view and purchase at the exhibition. Op tional donations for entry will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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Page 3 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Congratulations to the Communications & ED/CRA departments The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce selected the Communications and Economic Devel opment/CRA departments as its Winter Park Champions of the Year. The awards were presented at the annual Member ship Awards Celebration on Jan. 25 awarding the departments for the Chamber through supportive efforts in the community. This was a newly created award by the Chamber, and the Communications and CRA departments were very distinguished organizations who will receive this award for years to come. Congratulations Champions of the Year!City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting held Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Cham bers. Below are a few highlights from that meeting:Consent Agenda tion. were approved. parks rental for the Michael An drew and Swingerhead concert Sunday, Feb. 10, was approved.Action Items Requiring Discussion for West Fairbanks Avenue were accepted. Board request regarding Art in Transit for SunRail proposal was approved. legislative priorities were ap uled for Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. to discuss the City Master Plan draft.Public Hearings ordinances requested by Atlantic Housing Partners, LLLP, to change the existing designations at 835 W. Canton Ave. was approved. ordinances amending the Police approved. struct a branch bank with drive-in tellers on the property at 810 N. Orlando Ave. was approved. ordinance to annex 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. was approved. dinances establishing a Single Family Residential Future Land ily District zoning on the annexed property at 500 E. Lake Sue Ave. was approved. dinances related to the repeal of supermajority needed for adop tion of ordinances was approved. Central Floridas Open for Busi ness initiative to promote busi ness climate, great service, job creation and business investment was approved. A full copy of the Jan. 28 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Feb. 11 pending ap proval by City Commission.Basic self-defense awareness class The Winter Park Police Depart ment and the Victim Service Cen ter of Central Florida will be hold ing a basic self-defense awareness class Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Winter Park Police Department located at 500 N. Virginia Ave. This is a free womens safety awareness class for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. There is no special dress or equip ment needed. This class is for la 25 who sign up. Ages 14 and older are welcome. Registration is re quired. Call 407-599-3664 or email lstrube@cityofwinterpark.orgSave the date Amtrak & Sunrail station groundbreaking The city will be breaking ground on the new Amtrak & Sunrail station Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. just south of the cur rent Amtrak station located at 150 W. Morse Blvd. Featuring Craftsman-style architecture, the station will include an element of public art, ADA compliant restrooms open to the public during normal SunRail operating hours, and a warm lobby to greet and welcome train visitors to our city. This new 2,400-square-foot building will be relocated just 75 feet south of its existing location. A grand opening of the new station is expected by winter 2013. For more informa tion, please make plans to attend the groundbreaking event or visit cityofwinterpark.org > Info at your Fingertips > Amtrak & Sun rail Information.10 helpful water conservation tips1. When washing dishes by soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet. 2. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full, and you could save 1,000 gallons of water a month. 3. Consider composting in stead of running the garbage dis posal. 4. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold water so every drop goes in you and not down the drain. 5. Wash your produce in the with water instead of running wa ter from the tap. 6. Consider replacing your old washing machine with an EPA Water Sense and Energy Star receive a $100 rebate. one-gallon bucket in 20 seconds, consider replacing it with a waterminutes or less and youll save 1,000 gallons of water per month. 9. Plug the bathtub before turn ing the water on; then adjust the leaky faucet, its simple, inexpen sive and can save 140 gallons of water a week. More weekly water conserva tion tips can be found at cityof winterpark.org/h2oconserveVisit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park Observer_ 5 x 8 Ad Prospective K4 and Kindergarten Parent Information DayFebruary 14 9:00 am 10:00 am A Christ-Centered K4 Grade 12 College Preparatory School2667 Bruton Blvd.,Orlando, FL 32805 | 407.206.8602 | therstacademy.orgThe First Academy does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, gender or ethnic origin.Make your rst choice the right choice.Join us at and discover why The First Academy is the right choice for your childs future. Visit classrooms and meet the teachers. Ms. Lail, the principal, and admissions staff will be on hand to answer all your questions. The event will be held in the lower school building. See you there! TFA-027 WinterParkObserver_5x8.indd 1 1/29/13 2:55 PM Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as we host our monthly breakfast program: Mead Botanical Garden Update Mead Botanical Garden has undergone marvelous transformations. Hear wh at has been accomplished and what is to come for th is gem in our community. Friday, February 8, 2013 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full, and you could save 1,000 gallons of water a month.

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Page 4 rfntbbb tnntnbnn IN JUST 10 SATURDAYSntbtrbrr rrr Dental Assistant t bt tn Business Briefs Community Bulletin JCC Fitness dealThe Roth JCCs Fitness Center is of fering two months free of membership, which includes the camaraderie of classes like yoga, ballroom dance, pilates, SilverSneakers and cycling, the care of a personal trainer to guide members tness plans and the comfort of exercising on brand-new equipment in their non-threatening tness cen ter. The Roth JCC is open to all faiths. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Roth JCC at 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. Learn more about the JCC by visiting orlandojcc.org or calling 407645-5933.Super TroopsThe Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens is two short weeks away and Move America Forward is launching a special Super Bowl challenge to all of our protroops supporters to donate more care packages for the troops. The team with the most donations on its behalf will win. Visit thecampaignstore.com/supportourtroops.asp to donate. Top scholarCornell Universitys Raymond Pierson of Winter Park has been placed on the Deans List of the College of Arts and Sciences for excellence in scholarship for the fall 2012 semester.Cupcake queenTwo-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis Wilder introduced her new cookbook, Savory Bites: Meals You can Make in your Cupcake Pan, at The Park Mait land School. The staff became some of the rst recipients to sample several recipes from Hollis new book. iFishingThe App Door, developer of several suc cessful outdoor apps, recently launched the latest in their iFish Series. iFish Florida is now available and lets anglers of all ages and skill levels know when, where and how to sh a lake in Florida.Artist in residenceThe Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) proudly announces the imple mentation of a new Artist-In-Residence program, to begin in April 2013. The program honors the legacy of founder J. Andr Smith, and the 75th anniversary of the Research Studios (now the Art & History Museums Maitland) rst Bok Fellow. This is the rst formal, national ly competitive residency program at the A&H since Smiths fellowship program, which was funded by Mary Curtis Bok from 1938 through 1957. 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 Sod erstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sothebys International Realty in Orlando. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed, P.A., is pleased to announce that it has raised $95,000 for Heart of Florida United Ways 2012-13 campaign. In the past two years, the rm has been named among the Top 25 Giving Organizations. Mike Winn & Lief Erickson of Winter Park Land Commercial were the listing agents and Cesar Estrada of Keller Wil liams Advantage III was the selling agent for the 1,050-square-foot ofce condo at 157 E. New England Ave. The ofce condo, located one block east of Park Av enue, sold for $195,000. The seller was Great American Land Management Inc. The buyer was S Trust LLC. The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) presented a check for $75,000 to A Place for Children, a free, drop-in daycare center located in the Orange County Courthouse. The donation is part of the OCBAs ongoing support of the courts and the community. A Place for Children, which opened in 1998, provides a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 1-14 years whose parents have court hearings or other business at the courthouse. Shaw Mechanical Services of Orlando recently completed a contract for the HVAC mechanical work at Valencia Col lege, Building 10, located at the Valencia College West Campus. The $1.9 million 11-month fast track project in cluded state-of-the-art energy efcient Smardt centrifugal chiller, pumps, vari able air volume boxes, custom air han dling units and a complete energy man agement system. The team consisted of the design build construction manager McCree General Contractors of Orlando, Schenkel Schultz Architecture of Orlando, and OCI Associates Inc. of Altamonte Springs. Source2, a national recruitment process outsourcing rm headquartered in Winter Park, has acquired the business assets of Charlotte, N.C., based Bennett Hall Company, a stafng rm specializing in the cable and wiring industry. Cliff Edahl, who served as Bennett Halls president and CEO, has been named executive vice president of business development in the Carolinas representing Source2. Royal Oak Homes, a third-generation family homebuilder whose track record includes more than 14,000 new homes in Central Florida over the past 30 years, has named Kirk Wallace construction manager. Matt Orosz, co-president at Royal Oak Homes, said Wallace has more than 30 years of experience as a homebuilder. Royal Oak Homes builds single-family homes in 10 Central Florida communities. David Moss has been hired as vice president of Property and Casualty of Insurance Consultants of Central Florida. David brings years of experience building insurance programs in the commercial insurance area, from basic general liabil ity policies to complex real property and professional liability coverage plans. NAI Realvest recently negotiated the sale of a 3,700-square-foot ofce condo at 630 N. Wymore Road in the Maitland Professional Ofce Village for $500,000. Tom R. Kelley, principal at NAI Realvest, negotiated the sale of Suite 330 at the center representing the seller Marlyn D. Felsing, LLC of Maitland. Longwood based FTI Funding LLC, a privately held investment rm, purchased the ofce condominium. Cuhaci & Peterson Architects Engineers Planners based in Orlandos Baldwin Park has acquired LMA Architects a 35-year old architectural rm based just outside Philadelphia in Blue Bell, Pa. Jed Downs, president of Cuhaci & Peterson, said LMA Architects has served the needs of Wawa Convenience stores in the chains core mid-Atlantic markets since 1980. Wawa is based in Media, Pa., only a few miles from the LMA ofce, and currently oper ates more than 600 stores in their core markets. Royal Oak Homes based in Orlandos Baldwin Park, will be acquiring 116 new home sites at Sorrento Springs, a gated golf course community located off State Road 46 in Mount Dora. Matt Orosz, co-president of Royal Oak Homes, said the community includes an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, fully equipped clubhouse and a resort-style swimming pool. RhythmX, Orlandos pioneering dance and tness studio, opened a new 12,000-square-foot facility located at 133 Atlantic Drive in Maitland on Jan. 18. Shaw Mechanical Services of Orlando has recently completed a contract with Doster Construction for the Princeton Elementary School project in Orlando. The contract, valued at $1.5 million, consist ed of 27,600 square feet of remodel and 49,200 square feet of new construction. The new HVAC system included Trane air-cooled chillers, air handling units, VAV boxes and an energy management sys tem. The contract also included a chilled water piping system and sheet metal duct system.

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Page 5 City Council Meeting of Jan. 28, 2013The Maitland City Council met on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. Public Hearings: dinance for Don Reid Ford, including adjacent medians and rights-of-way, was adopted. second amendment to the Lease proposing to lease Lots 44 and 45, corded in Plat Book J, page 22, Public Records of Orange County. the Planning and Zoning Com mission recommendation dated Jan. 17, 2013; and authorized City staff to transmit the amendment to the Department of Economic 25, 2013, as the second public hearing date for adoption of the Consent: as presented. Board meeting minutes. Florida League of Cities Legisla let Caprice police cars from Sting safety related equipment with 5 percent of the total being a required funding match from the city. cept ownership and maintenance enue FDOT ditch.Decision: ager to sign a letter of support from the city of Maitland for the Land designation. For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com Over 40 quality antique, vintage and collectible dealers will be included in this event. Central Floridas most charming antique market makes it difcult to leave without a little something! www.lilylace.comLily Lace Antique Market is hosting a SIDEWALK SALESunday, February 10 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 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. KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR City Council authorizes purchase of two Chevy police cars for $70K Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Plan your weekend with The Weekender!Visit wpmobserver.com and click "Subscribe to Newsletter"

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Page 6 CONTINUOUS FREE Parking shuttleS INGLE DAY UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE AT WINTERFEST! ENTERTAINMENT THURS (TEEN NIGHT!) Winterfest Idol FRI & SAT Continuous Live Entertainment AUCTIONSSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm Live: Sat 7:00pmBingo (FRI & SAT) Kids Games Festival Food Rides Strawberry Pie YUM! GRAND PRIZE RAFFLEChoice of...2013 FORD FIESTA COUPE 12 day trip to Alaska $13,000 buckaroos! 1 ticket = $2.00 100% of proceeds go to support LOCA L community outreach programs.Please visit us at: GIGANTIC FLEA MARKETFeb. 1-3, 2013Welcome All Bargain Hunters To The Best INDOOR Flea Market!FRIDAY, FEB. 1 7AM 5PM SATURDAY, FEB 2 7AM 5PM SUNDAY, FEB 3 10AM 3PMJewelry Bicycles Clothing Electronics Antique Dishes Baby Items Books Christmas Items Furniture Sports Equipment Toys ArtworkAND MUCH MORE! C ARNIVAL F OOD FAMILY FUN F eb. 7-10, 2013575 Tuskawilla Rd., Winter Springs FEB. 7 THURSDAY 5-10PM FRIDAY 5PM-MIDNIGHT FEB. 10-SUN 12-7PMRIDES ONLY SATURDAY 12PM-MIDNIGHTGet a 4 day unlimited armband for $45! Available at local United Legacy Banks and the church ofce until Feb. 6. This is a savings of $35! An Afternoon of Music and Romance with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead in Downtown Winter Park THIS FREE CONCERT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE PARK AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION Concert in Central Park M i h l A d d S i h d i D t W i t P k A A n n A A f f t t e e r r n n o o o o n n o o f f M M u u s s i i c c a a n n d d R R o o m m a a n n c c e e w w i i t t h h Calendar 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.comWinter Clearance 25% to 50% all artwork! Sale Sale Sale Sale JAN. 31Wings of Sound, sponsored by Old Flor ida National Bank, will perform Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Historic Dubsdread Ball room to benet the Central Florida YMCA. Call 407-678-0409 or email collegeparkdanceparty@gmail.com for more infor mation on this event. To learn more about Wings of Sound, visit wingsofsound.com As part of its Senior Health Lectures, Rol lins College is launching an educational lecture series on Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The rst topic is on storytelling to im prove your health. Contact Rmckinaly@ rollins.edu for more information. FEB. 1The Morse Museum will show a Brown Bag Matinee of Expo-Magic of the White City, a continuation from Jan. 25 (63 minutes), on Friday, Feb. 1, at noon at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavil ion, located at 161 W. Canton Ave., or just behind the museum. The event is free. Individuals will have the opportunity to meet with more than 30 professional agencies at the Smart Aging Health Fair on Friday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave. Health screenings and health programs will also be topics for discussion at the fair. Lunch will be pro vided at noon. Call Leslie Koonce at 407843-1910 for more information. The Art & History Museums-Maitlands (A&H) program Ladies Art Lounge continues on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center, Studio 4, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. Ladies Art Lounge is designed for women who want an evening out with friends where they can talk, have a glass of wine and learn something new in a casual and fun atmosphere. The Feb. 1 program is led by A&H Artist-InAction Whitney Broadaway, who presents a printmaking activity: Plexiglas Monoprints. To register, visit ArtandHistory.org, or call 407-539-2181, extension 265. FEB. 2 The sixth annual Out Of The Darkness Community Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. More than 1,000 walkers participated in last years event, which benets the Ameri can Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to fund research, education and survivor and awareness programs both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide. Visit www.tinyurl.com/OrlandoOutOfTheDarkness-Walk for more information on the walk.FEB. 3During Black History Month 2013, The Center for Contemporary Dance will pres ent Moore Dance Projects Sacred Slave Stories, a contemporary ballet inspired by historic interviews with formerlyenslaved African Americans, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. Tickets are $17 for general and $15 for children younger than 12, seniors 60 and older, and college stu dents. Tickets can be purchased by call ing 407-695-8366 or online at thecenter fordance.org Orlando Area Historical Rose Society will meet at Harry P. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando, where Robert Bowden, director of Leu Gardens, will present Floridas Top Ten Garden Guide and Drought Tolerant Plants Are Not Ugly on Feb. 3. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the program will start at 2:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information on this event and OAHRS, call 407-497-1639. For more information on Leu Gardens, call 407-2462020.FEB. 4 The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will host a four-day workshop at Webster University/Sanlando Cen ter, located at 2180 W. State Road 434 in Longwood, from Feb. 4-7 with highly acclaimed artist Tom Lynch. CWFS is currently accepting reservations, with a deposit, for the workshop, which is open to all watercolorists, regardless of ability. The cost for this workshop is $350 for members and $400 for non-members. Call Nancy Sexton at 407-415-0594 or visit centraloridawatercolor.org for more information on the workshop. The Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., will host Winter Park Executive Women, presented by Hylant, on Monday, Feb. 4. Registra tion will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and program at noon. Visit winterpark.org/content/winter-park-ex ecutive-women for more information on Winter Park Executive Women. Individu als can also download a registration form from the website above. Please RSVP by Feb. 1 at noon.ONGOINGThe Breakthrough Theatre, located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park, will honor Elvis Presley with shows running through Feb. 11. The production will take place Feb.1-4 and Feb. 8-11, with Mon day, Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Only cash or checks are accepted. For reservations, call 407-920-4034. From Feb. 5 April 16, AARP will be offer ing free tax assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. at the Mait land Senior Center, located at 345 S. Mai tland Ave. Assistance is on a rst-come rst-serve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Ofce at 407-539-6251 for more information. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 7 Lifestyles Family Calendar Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 18 years! Scan QR Code 40$00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires April 15, 2013Code: WPMO13 up from her coma. Elizabeth Re strepo, they said, would be in a life. supposed to be starting. Youre not sure if shes going Restrepo. Your head is in a mil lion different directions. Twenty years ago, Elizabeth went outside on her own, climbed side and fell in the water. She was drowning until her brother found her and she was raced to the hospital. She spent three months in a coma, and the prognosis was dis the doctors who said her daugh wake up again. She focused on what Elizabeth could do hear. They played the radio for her constantly, always talking to her, waiting for a reaction. for her all the time. Laura was kicked out of meet ings with doctors, and described in their notes as a mother in deni al. But then Elizabeths eyesight her own, eating and getting stron ger. Soon, she was strong enough enter a rehabilitation center. Then she worked her way back home to Maitland and started her therapy at Winter Parks Easter Seals of and support to people with spe years ago. Now, at 22, she works there. Elizabeth has heard many times that she wouldnt amount to much or that she couldnt do it, cles throughout her life since the erything; all her natural instincts PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERElizabeth Restrepo, right, and mom Laura still thank Easter Seals for helping her rehabilitate herself after a near-drowning left her with a devastatingly crippling prognosis. Waking up to a new lifeElizabeth Restrepo nearly drowned at age 2, and years after waking from her coma now works with the group that helped her regain her lifeBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff For more information about Easter Seals Florida (ESF), visit .easterseals.com. The Winter Park ESF is located at 2010 Mizell Ave. Please see SEALS on page 8Laura was kicked out of meetings with doctors, and described in their notes as a mother in denial. But then Elizabeths eyesight came back, she started moving on her own, eating and getting stronger. FEB. 1More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their works of art at the First Friday Charity Festival & 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 Association are sponsors of the First Friday series that offers live music, drink specials, free sam ples, interactive activities and much more. The monthly event is free to the public and is both family and pet friendly.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 benet 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 infor mation on the event.FEB. 5IHOP will invite guests to enjoy a free stack of buttermilk pancakes Feb. 5 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to celebrate National Pancake Day, while also celebrating the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals 30th anniversary. The restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the rst national fund raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Childrens Miracle Network or other local charities. Visit ihoppancakeday.com for more infor mation on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation.ONGOING The Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave., will have the following events in which visitors can attend: Preschool Stories on Tues days from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and on Thursdays a walk at 6:30 a.m., Baby Time from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Ad ventures with Books Club from 2-4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. -noon Scott Thomas and Social Security will be the topic. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Elaine Person will teach poetry from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and there will be a Volunteer Reception in the confer ence room from 2-4 p.m. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The pro duction 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 Orlandorep.com for more infor mation. Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs until Feb. 3 in Eatonville. The theme for the internationally recognized nine-day event is Zoras Eatonville: Culture as Conservator of the Communitys Heritage. Activities include live concerts, educational seminars, heritage tours, the HATitude Brunch and an Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Call 407-6473307 or visit zorafestival.org for ad ditional information on ZORA! events. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 9 a group of Malawi women, they the only word she recognizes is when they joyfully add in her name. group of widows in Malawi. They do their happy holler when shes near, sing her song, and then she joins them for a dance. Wirgau is en them a way to reach the world them hope. The women are one of has partnered with for her non The organization sells the ing them a worldwide audience on the site, which include a clutch ric in a pastel purple with trendy dcor shop, are all handmade in Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia. more products from the artisans. of Central Florida graduate, was rica when she was 20. country, the people, the kids it not to feel compelled to make a difference, to do something. met the people and heard their mind, said Laura Cook, Children of the Nations community repre zation that connected Wirgau to the widows group in Malawi. to do something, but didnt know what. On her third trip there she was struck by the communities of craftsmen there, including the group of widows who made purs es, and an idea hit her. ors was formed, and in September 2012 the online store opened. Wir gau said Market Colors is differ make their own money and pro for. Before theyd hope to sell their goods to a missionary walking by or to someone from another town dred or more of their products at the same time. and almost a lifeline for the crafts We know that the need is so great. Many of the men and women had no hope before, resorting to working with loan sharks or sell a harsh reality that Wirgau says there is more, that this is real, she they can make a difference. Shes done that with the people who work with her at Market Col Batts, a Market Colors intern and friend of Wirgaus, said its hard when shes around. Batts said. Her heart behind it is Wirgau sees the future with Market Colors helping many more craftsmen, and partnering said, has impacted her life in ways My hearts been so changed.PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERLizzie Wirgaus passion for Africa became a business that helps women provide for their families. Her organization helps craftsmen sell products online to broaden their market. Crafting hopeMarket Colors is a nonprofit organization that sells fashion-forward products made by craftsmen BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff For more information about Market Colors and to shop at their online store, visit marketcolors.org

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Page 10 Style is an interesting word, the same time. Some people surely think they are immune to style, but might gest to them that that is a style in and of itself. We think of style mostly when referencing fashions on a catwalk, on the pages of a magazine; but, in truth, were The Beatniks had their own Blackwell had his own naughty list for those he saw as offenders. on about others style any time someone will listen. Style is just taste, and you demonstrate your own in your choice of clothing, jewelry, shoes, home and home else. That can cause some frustra tion when buying gifts, unless you know someone really well. But Valentines Day might be just a bit different. Thoughtfulness Park Style in mind, and what for answers and ideas you or as well. open in Winter Park for about Local with my regular column. He creates free-form hearts out of dants, earrings and bracelets. Maureen showed me around great, interesting possibilities for and perfume bottles from Fenton, erything? Top hat wine glasses made in Morgantown, W.Va., and Le Macaron: There are some here. Small strawberry caramels all ideal, but if you want a maca hard to describe, and delicious! Filthy Rich: This new store nearby, opens Friday, Feb. 1. With 800 different jewelry pieces for sale, from Jackie Kennedy pieces licensed through the Kennedy Library, to golden era of Hollywood styles worn by Marilyn co-owner Mike Shurtleff says, Were the only company in the world that pulls together this concept, mostly licensed, historic celebrity jewelry pieces. new spring items in for your big season looks from Milly, Susana Monaco, Shoshana and Melly M. For the men, Downeast is the ing Lacoste and Polo by Ralph Lauren. For outdoorsy types, con bird feeder from upstairs. Dont Sassafras Sweet Shoppe: themed candy, but think about something unique, with a specially produced tin or a stuffed animal, stuffed with their a Valentines staple. Tuni: Down for something Frye skull bag and she quickly assured me it could be a murse, a bag for me. Shes quick! She then turns to colors of the moment. Pastels. Pastels are huge. Just got a bunch of Rebecca Taylor. The store looks like pretty candy. Coralia Leets: Michon talks beer and moon stone. tine is an arty sort, check out the from local and other artists, including those inspired by both memory.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 Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, Feb. 39:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 3 SUN Clyde Moore I LUV Park Avenue StyleValentines Day style

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Page 11 Feb. 1 FAVO gallerys grand opening ebrates local artists with unique lic featuring artists Henry Sinn, Pedro Brull, Robin Pedrero and Berto Ortega, along with other of paintings and sculptures. This Feb. 1 and Feb. 3 through April 28 The Mennello Museums Black History Month 1, with a free open house on Feb. 3 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Visitors to print a free admission coupon throughout the month of Febru ary. Call 407-246-4278. Feb. 6 to March 17 Sense and Sensibility and Shakespeare and Sensibility in this new prospects, which in turn leads the Dashwood sisters to scan dalous secrets, betrayals, and by Mark Routhier, Sense and 6. Visit Orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Feb. 7 to Feb. 28 Writers at Rollins Rollins College brings contemporary literature to the community as the 2013 Winter Mayra Santos-Febres and Cuban take place on the campus of Rollins College for four Thursdays free to the public. Visit rollins. edu/winterwiththewritersFeb. 7 1st Thursday at the Orlando Museum of Art Orlandos original art party is the award-winning 1st Thursdays cash bars and caf offerings from omart.org Feb. 7, 8 and 9 Tables Extra ExtraordinaireDecorators, brides-to-be, wedding planners and interior design professionals need to book a ference Center in Maitland for inspiring and unique fundraiser theme tables. From tours of the tablescapes to a luncheon or dinner reminiscent of a trip to the his Team Culinaire. Stop by the Mediterranean Marketplace for coffees this year offering takeout for lunch and dinner. Visit Feb. 8 to March 3 The Worlds Oldest Profession at Mad Cow wright tells the story of a mother her daughters independence. The clash of these two strongwilled women ignites the ironic wit in one of Shaws greatest plays. The play will run Feb. 8 to March 3 in Mad Cow Theatres 54 W. Church St. Visit madcow Feb. 8 Artist Victor Bokas at Culture & Cocktails work of artist Victor Bokas, one immediately sees references to markets and pop culture. His paintings will be featured at the to the art, guests will enjoy music 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater ANIMATED OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM Fri & Sun 1:00, 6:30 Sat, Mon-Thu 6:30 Enzians Makeover Your Donation of $25 Makes One Square Foot of Carpet Go From Dream to Reality! Visit Enzian.org to Donate Today. LIVE ACTION OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM Fri-Sun 3:30, 9:00 Mon-Thu 9:00 Escape for Lunch at Eden Bar Open Daily at 11:00AM

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Page 12 Opinions ers, confectionaries and greeting Valentines Day, here are a few thoughts on how to share the your sweetheart for a win-win:Be minePick up a little something sweet for your sweetie. Chocolates are in good supply with Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Kilwins Chocolates and Winter Park Chocolate all offering some delectable desserts. From chocolate custom gifts, these are great busi nesses that can tailor a delectable stop in Sassafras Sweet Shoppe Looking for something spar kly, perhaps? Check out some of the statement pieces at our local jewelers, like Simmons, Bay Hill if other accessories are in order, stop in Things and Fashion or girls best friend, the way to a mans heart in through his stom can be found at the Paris Bistro, Park South, Cocina 214 and Luma on Park, among others.An event or two present a free Valentine Concert in Central Park. The afternoon of music and romance features Central Park Stage from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. Come early, bring a picnic blanket and stay afterward for dinner on the The merchants will also host Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8:30 enue area and learn more about new additions to the downtown. and drink sample at 26 different enue.comFor the love of money Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Rol School of Business, will host its annual Economic Update Breakfast. The panel discussion will be held on Feb. 26 at the Rachel D. made at winterpark.org or by calling 407-644-8281.Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Visit WinterPark.org for more information.Were each born with innate skills and talents lifetime. Sometimes youre still always enjoyed gardening; but, my mother in North Carolina. where she got it and learn it was she purchased in my company, recognize. local gardens, enjoying the green thumbs of others. gardens at the Polasek. Jane in troduced me to Pam Paisley, who gardening troops. joined her for a personal tour last sion for the gardens, and knowledge of the museum, makes her an ideal guide. She shares not enthusiasm. water during a Winter Park boat ture in back and thought shed heard the guide say it was a con she said, acknowledging early gardening lessons, as we began. Unlike paintings that we do of ciation of gardens, she says, though early on it was merely an horrendous mistake of buying land, New Zealand, they owned ly owned by the editor of New garden go to pot. To tend the 3.5-acre property, their 40s young, to my delight. now, she says. Were really one to belong to. They come and do going to say, oh, you cant come because you cant do something. Just come and sit on a bench and amuse us while were working is cool by us. plant garden, she says. We do pretty well maintaining it with we had twice as many people it would be twice as gorgeous. future plans, and how the art and the landscape relate. Most of Polaseks pieces were meant to be one was not, she says referring to a piece titled Holy Family on a pedestal. So we see the back of this ugly pedestal. That will be it. Man Reaching for the Moon will probably come down the hill to a place where hes less story. Hes sort of the bookend to That was Polaseks patriotic piece when Kennedy announced we were going to go to the moon. This was his way of saying thank you. days earlier, a girl with a goose along a side fence. Oh, Lisa Charming, she effuses. Lisa position that will make her more a wedding photo-op place, probably down closer to the lake. Her take on plants is mostly thought was pretty and photo graphed. Soon after she notices one and grimaces. She speaks of her own desire for perfection as being the most frustrating part of her role here. We walk by the she speaks of the plants that be planted here, signifying the blood of Christ, but led to bloody wanted to prune them. We laugh a lot as we walk and tours, she says. On our website website for a year. The other day a family came and they were like We dont want to miss the tour! ate about the place, the story, the art and the setting. for being here, being around the in Central Florida, she declares. we laugh.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 MooreWe highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Park Avenue Jewelers Looking for something one of a kind or locally made for Valentines Day? Consider Park Avenue Jewelers heart creations made by Georgie Torres. These heart-themed sterling silver pieces are made on premises right on Park Avenue. Varieties include a heart bracelet, brooch or earrings, and buttery designs with hearts in the wings. Park Avenue Jewelers is located on Park Avenue in Brandywine Square. Clyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkBackyard paradises PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERPam Paisley oversees the Polasek Museums maintenance of 3.5 acres of gardens. Erika Spence Business in the Park Swingerhead

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Page 13 Louis Roney Play On! a birth defect. The Orange County Health Department along with many other collab orating partners such as the Healthy Start Mortality Task Force are committed to the and would like to continue helping women in our community reduce that risk. entire family and community. We can all birth defects by encouraging the women in follow important steps to a healthy preg interim administrator of the Orange County Health Department. 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant death, illness and long-term disability than babies without birth defects. Birth defects occur before a baby is three months of pregnancy, when the organs of the baby are forming. This is pregnancy, the tissues and organs continue managing health conditions and adopting nant. Women can take the following steps in preparing for a healthy pregnancy:en en Dont drink alcohol, smoke or use street drugs.en health care professional regularly.en taking any medications.en ing pregnancy.en tions.en Keep any medical condition, includ ing diabetes, under control.en Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Mirna Chamorro Public Information Ofcer ( Orange and Seminole County Health DepartmentsAh, so sweet the irrational mind That grasps a dogma to humans unkind. Extolling a truth, creating the line That somehow their faith is superior to mine. it would be the rational or irrational mind sions/actions from a rational, reasoned draw. Would a humane culture, for instance, create/countenance a healthcare system that doesnt care for all its suming carbon-based climate change is transport, arguably, the dirtiest petroleum of the pros and cons, the merits of the not permit the Keystone Pipeline. you smoke cigarettes today, is it possible that you do not know the accompanying should your fellow citizens pay for your resulting diabetes and heart disease? Same goes for cigarettes. The Keystone Pipeline will either take Thats a fact, Jack. The carbon is going to be released into Earths atmosphere regardless of whether or not the United States authorizes the pipeline. Heres the reality: Deny the pipeline and the So what is the rational decision on should be the determining factors for we morally complicit understanding what we do about carbon and climate change by sanctioning the pipeline? countability when it comes to personal make a determination to smoke and/ do not smoke and/or who maintain a healthy body weight to subsidize my poor decisions? responsible adults who sire/bear children inception. recommend we begin from the pragmatic. argue/legislate/condemn based on your idea of the truth. we creating for our grandchildren?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 that Commissioner Carolyn Cooper will, after all, be unopposed and retain her seat on the Winter Park City Com mission! Our City is fortunate indeed a person of such high caliber, integrity, intelligence, diligence and respect. From this corner, Carolyn, please ac cept a full measure of thanks, and good wishes for another successful term. that we pay our fair share. Who is he going to get in Washington, D.C., to decide what your and my fair shares are? His idea of your fair share may be quite different from yours, but if lawyer, you may be able work out some kind of a deal with Obamas boys Obamas most glaring misstatements lion yearly without batting an eyelash but after all, hes a politician, not a moralist. that the English encouraged among their young men to quell their war-like instincts. The playing fields of Eton were seen as places to dissipate the naturally pugnacious instincts of ob a former British rugby player fell in such places as Waterloo. Human beings brother on opposite sides. Mankind works hard to lengthen human life at do not seem to make good sense of life is a masterpiece of understatement. panded by tremendous multiples under U.S. is on an unsustainable course. guys who played football, knew well that it was a rough, tough game loaded hit in the head is part of the football remembered well the effects of taking had determined to use for more pro the game in college or as a professional is a personal one, and once the player successfully sue the organizations that blows to players craniums. money what?About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Kudos to the lady A creation questionChris Jepson Perspectives Keep healthy before delivery

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