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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091444/00242
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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title: Winter Park Maitland observer
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication: Winter Park FL
Publication Date: 02-14-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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WPMOBSERVER.COM SHES GOT HEART, GOALS AND SKILLS LIFESTYLES, 8 Wildcats, Eagles win Both boys varsity squads head to SPORTS, 3 Going from fat to t LIFESTYLES, 8 Ode to the watchmakers OPINIONS, 14 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 CALENDAR .................... 7 HOME MAGNIFIER .............. 11 OPINIONS .................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 16 CULTURE ..................... 28 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 Complimentary Custom Annuity Review!407-644-6646 or visit www.asafeharbor.com for your complimentary brochure. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA An enlightening asteroid party at the University of Central Florida will mark the pas sage of the closest asteroid in history to near the planet without colliding with it. Please see ASTEROID on page 2 Please see BELLOWS on page 2 Asteroid nears Earth Bradley and Coopers post-election hangover SARAH WILSON Observer Staff UCFs Asteroid Viewing Party 2013 will take place in the Pegasus Ballroom within the Student Union from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. The event is free. For more information, visit www.cos.ucf.edu/ asteroid/students Bellows says hes done in Maitland SARAH WILSON Observer Staff ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see COMMISSION on page 3 ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Ghosts of the past came back to haunt the Winter Park City Commission on Monday, as Commissioners brought up past improprieties that had previously been kept hush-hush. Maitlands just not ready. I dont think theyre sophisticated enough to figure out how to renovate a downtown. Bellows Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Sinclair Method for Alcohol ExtinctionMedically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413

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Page 4 WINTER PARK Home of the Winter Park STARS Competition Cheer TeamWelcome to Winter Park Cheer Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling facility! We are home to the Winter Park Stars All Star cheerleading Teams and one of the training facilities for the Nationally Ranked Winter Park High School Cheerleaders! 2011-2012 UCA National Champions All levels of All Star Competitive Cheer Mommy & Me Classes Stunting Classes Tumbling Classes for all ages & levels Competitive dance Birthday parties 6870 Stapoint Ct Winter Park, FL 32793 (Near 436 & Hanging Moss Rd.)After school pick up and programs available 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 Business Briefs Community Bulletin NFL coach comes home Mike Kruczek has been appointed head varsity football coach at Trinity Preparatory School, replacing Drew Nemec, who remains at the school as assistant athletic director. Coach Kruczek was an All-American quar terback at Boston College, played for five years in the National Foot ball League and coached at Florida State University for two years under Bobby Bowden and the University of Central Florida for 19 years as quar terback coach, offensive coordinator and head coach. Kruczek also served as the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. Valentine Tree raises money Gulf States Credit Union once again joins forces with Maitland Public Li brary, this time to bring the dream of a Tween / Teen Reading Area to life for Maitland Public Library patrons. Last year, Gulf States Credit Union matched funds raised in the 2012 Valentine Tree to bring four com puters and software for the toddler/ preschooler and youth area of the li brary. The promotion this year, called the 2013 Valentine Tree, is an annual event, and lasts all of February. Do nations are gladly accepted at the Circulation Desk of Maitland Public Library and are tax deductible. Player of the week After leading the Bearcats to a pair of victories and holding pace atop the Presidents Athletic Conference standings, Saint Vincent junior guard Isaac Turner has earned PAC mens basketball Player of the Week hon ors. A native of Winter Park and a graduate of Winter Park High School, Turner averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 re bounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals as SVC went 2-0 in a pair of league games in the last week of January. Higher learners Alexander St. Laurent of Winter Park, a member of the class of 2013 at Washington and Lee University, has earned deans list status for the re cently ended Fall 2012 term. Deans list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Noah Piard, a resident of Win ter Park, was among more than 80 from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., to be included in the NHonors list for the Fall 2012 se mester. Blake Habicht of Maitland was among more than 1,900 students from Wake Forest University who made the Fall 2012 Deans List. Winter Park resident Ellen Kim brough, graduated with a bachelor of social work degree from James Madison University during the De cember 2012 commencement exer cises. One big food truck With one in five children in America not knowing when they will eat their next meal, Winn-Dixie presented a check to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on Jan. 30 repre senting 34,830 pounds of food for communities they serve. The com bined donation by the grocer, its customers and vendors is enough to feed more than 29,000 Central Flor ida neighbors in need through the Winn-Dixie Hunger Relief program. Corridor cleanup Construction continues along the center divide of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, with a water lift station installed underneath the road at the end of January. Arena Bowl comes to O-town The Arena Football Leagues Board of Directors voted unanimously to award ArenaBowl XXVI to Orlando. The ArenaBowl is the AFLs annual Championship game pitting the winner of the American Conference versus the winner of the National Conference and will air live on CBS. ArenaBowl XXVI will be held at The Amway Center in Orlando Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. Laughter and lemonade Finding the funny when life is no laughing matter Laughing in the Face of Lemons is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek book written by Maitland author Pam Ruben, founder of Peppery Press, with sponsorship from Vitas Innovative Hospice. As the book unpeels, Ruben regales the trials and tribulations of being a mother, daughter and wife. Sharon Voss of Watson Realty was rec ognized for her professionalism and com mitment to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and to the real estate industry with the associations 2012 Realtor of the Year award, the highest honor bestowed on an ORRA member. The honor was present ed during the 13th annual ORRA awards program, which this year was part of the ORRA Red, White and Groove awards and inaugural gala. The Orlando Regional Realtor Asso ciation has inducted Steve Merchant of Global Realty International as 2013 chair man of the board of the 8,800-member organization. Installation ceremonies took place on Jan. 11 during ORRAs Red, White and Groove Installation and Awards Gala. Merchant steps into the position previously held by Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, who remains on the ORRA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman of the board. NAI Realvest recently negotiated an ex pansion lease for 2,206 square feet of industrial space and a lease renewal for 2,206 square feet at Goldenrod Commer Center, 1468 N. Goldenrod Road in east Orlando. Michael Heidrich, principal at NAI Realvest, brokered the transactions repre senting the landlord, COP-Goldenrod, LLC of Maitland. The tenant in the Goldenrod CommerCenter who renewed Suite 220 and expanded into adjacent Suite 230 bringing total occupancy to 4,412 square feet is Black Forge, LLC Ashton Woods Homes Orlando division reports a major jump in home sales in 2012, more than doubling sales of the pre vious year. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes, said the homebuilder sold 318 homes last year in ve communities in the Orlando region, which is 212 percent more than 2011 when 102 homes were sold. The United States Green Building Coun cils Central Florida Chapter has awarded Valencia College a Building of the Year LEEDership Award for 2012 for the col leges University Center, a joint-use facil ity that Valencia shares with University of Central Florida on Valencias West Campus. Attorney Drew Sorrell and partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has been elected to the Central Florida Information Technology Society Board of Directors for the 2013 term. CFITS, with ap proximately 1,700 members, was formed to bring IT and MIS professionals together and provide the best possible data man agement for Central Florida businesses. Mortgage Lender FBC Mortgage recently released the 2012 Florida Mortgage Report. The report shows that in 2012 purchase prices averaged $210,000, an increase of nearly $20,000 from 2011, and average loan amounts were up 13.5 percent year over year averaging $177,000 in 2012. Mercantile Capital Corporation an nounced that 2012 was a record year for the nearly 10-year-old company, which specializes in providing commercial prop erty nancing for small business owners via the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program.

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Page 5 and caterers, as well as beer, wine and desserts Live Auction Foundation for distribution to local charities Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om* Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 Now you can accumulate money for your r etir ement without the risks of market downturns by annuity. When the market goes down, your accumulated value stays put until another upswing guaranteed. Its something youve seen many times beforeand will probably see again. The market goes up, then comes down. Then up, then down again. I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. I f th e m a r k e t f a l l s a g a i n rest easier knowing your retirement savings wont fall with it Guaranteed. W h e n City Commission meeting highlights Mayors Report Consent Agenda Action Items Requiring Discussion Public Hearings Provide input on citys downtown parking mobility plan KaBOOM! playground build Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

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Page 7 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmMonday, February 18th & 25th Senior Club sponsored by Family Physicians Group 10am 1pm Feb 11: Computer Club Feb 18: Movie Day Feb 25: Casino Day Tuesday, February 19 Crafts & Conversation 2pm 4pm Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 Medicare Educational Workshop 3pm 4:30pm Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723 Wednesday, February 20 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm 4:30pm (also on 27th) Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407-545-4098 Intimate Conversations 2pm 3pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 Thursday, February 21 & 28 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am 3pm Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Friday, February 22 Fiscal Cliff The New Tax Act 9am 10am Presented by Price Financial Services RSVP 407-339-4500 Fitness Club 11:30am 12:30pm By Arden Courts Memory Care Community RSVP 407-949-6733 Caregiver Workshop 2:30pm 4pm Presented by ADRC RSVP 407-843-1910Calendar of Events February 2013 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Calendar George Carroll, M.D., has over 20 years experience in sexual medicine, and is actively involved in the following: Most men can resume a normal sex life without surgery. 407-894-9959 OrlandoSexualMedicine.com FEB. 14 Pulitzer Prize-nominee Karen Russell will speak on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 100 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Russell is the author of Swamplandia, one of New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories, came out on Feb. 12. Call 407-646-2115 or Rollins.edu for more information on this event. A Community Partners event will take place at the SoNapa Grille, located at 640 S. Orange Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Maitland Chamber of Commerce at 407-644-0741 for more information on this event. FEB. 15 The Bach Festival Society will present its 78th annual Bach Festival from Feb. 15 to March 3. Christopher Houlihan, an American organist, will perform works by Camille Saint-Sans, J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt at Rollins Colleges Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets cost $25. Festival packages, as well as single tickets, are available. For general admis sion seating, call the box ofce at 407646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org for more information. The fourth annual Hall of Fame induc tion ceremony of the 2012 class for Full Sail Universitys Hall of Fame will take place Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. on Full Sails campus in Winter Park, located at 3300 University Blvd. Grammy winners, NFL players and other celebrities are set to attend. The red carpet walk and in troduction ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Visit fullsail.edu for more information on this event. The inaugural Monte Carlo Night will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. A black tie and masks are optional. Call 407-644-6149 or visit holly@uclubwp. org for more information on this event. The Morse Museum will present the last 56 minutes of The Worlds Greatest Fair: Saint Louis 1904 as part of its Brown Bag Matinee on Friday, Feb. 15, at noon at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, located at 161 W. Can ton Ave., or just behind the museum. Call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org for more information on this event. FEB. 16 Scribes of Central Florida is hosting its 10th CalligraFaire festival on Feb. 16 and 17 in the Germaine Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. The event is free and open to the public to further educate and interest the community in calligraphy. Visit ScribesOfCentralFlorida.com/calli grafaire.htm for more information. The third annual Ty Lewis Cancer Foun dation Unite for Life Challenge Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. The event benets the Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation. Registra tion for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will also be an event rafe. Visit thetylewiscancer foundation.weebly.com for more informa tion on this event. FEB. 17 The Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is having its annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Tiedtke Concert Hall. A Cel ebration of American Composers will include more than 75 minutes of chamber music, art songs, folk songs, and much more. Contact AmandaKinder@hotmail. com for more information. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave., will hold auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar on Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 407-920-4034 or visit breakthroughthe atre.com for more information. FEB. 19 The Rev. John Book will sponsor a Meet the Candidates night on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave. This event will be a public forum for citizens of Maitland, and all candidates are invited. FEB. 20 Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos will return to the Winter Park Playhouse Spot light Cabaret Series with a new cabaret, All You Need is Love, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Seating at the Win ter Park Playhouse, located at 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, is limited to 50. Call the box ofce at 407-645-0145 to reserve tickets. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information and more showtimes. The Maitland Chamber of Commerce, lo cated at 110 N. Maitland Ave., presents Women and Wisdom on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Res ervations are required, and the cost is $8. Call 407-644-0741 for more information on this event. FEB. 21 African-Puerto Rican author Mayra San tos-Febres and Cuban-American poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa will speak on Feb. 21 at the Annie Russell Theatre located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Pau-Llosas master class will be at 2 p.m. in the Wool son House, followed by Santos-Febres master class at 4 p.m. in the Woolson House. Call 407-646-2000 or visit Rollins. edu for more information on these events. The Holocaust Center, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave., announced that its Febru ary Education Forum will feature a pre sentation by local writer Greg Dawson on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Dawson will discuss his latest book, Judgment Before Nuremberg. Reservations are suggested, but are not required for this event. Call 407-628-0555 or visit holo caustedu.org for more information. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants will host its rst Winter Park Sip & Stroll for 2013 on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. At tendees will enjoy appetizer and beverage samples at more than 25 local merchants. The event will be held in rain or shine. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org for more information on this event. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com W ineStyles of Baldwin Park (Wine Market Wine Bar Specialty Gifts), is celebrating its sixth year ar Baldwin Park. Located at 4841 New Broad St. in Orlando, Win eStyles will present Song Writers Showcase, original songs per formed by local artists, on Thurs day, Feb. 14. On Friday, Feb. 15, Rod Mathews will be back sing ing love songs along with other favorites. In addition, there will be a variety of sparkling wine by the glass as a gift to those who at tend on Feb. 14 or 15. With each purchase, there will also be free heart-shaped bownie bites. Call 407-893-9300 or visit winestyles. net/baldwinpark for more informa tion on these events. Vanguard Records artist and sing er/songwriter Marc Broussard will perform at Full Sail Universitys fourth annual Hall of Fame week with a special free Valentines Day concert at 8 p.m. on Thurs day, Feb. 14. The concert will take place in the universitys on-cam pus state-of-the-art performance venue, Full Sail Live, which is lo cated at 141 University Park Drive. Visit marcbroussard.com for more information on Broussard. Leu Gardens will play the movie, The Vow on Valentines Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave., will open at 6 p.m. Admission will cost $10 plus tax per couple, or free admission for Leu Garden members, weather permitting. Call 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens. org for more information. V A L E N T I N E S D A Y C A L E N D A R

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Page 8 Lifestyles E mma Bloom always had it in her to be an athlete, but she wanted to make was one of 29 girls in the country to be selected for the 2012 Na tional Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Scholar to-be Lake Highland Preparatory School grad is committed to play And shes leaving a trail of spent as captain of the girls var sity soccer team helped hone classroom, and has put in count less hours in her community and Emma and her mother, Lee Anne, experienced a life-changing trip on a church mission to Mala wi, Africa when she was in ninth the Blooms chose to sponsor a family and helped to get the kids has since been back to Malawi twice and says that the summer after Emmas trip, she was a ce The fact that I was her father and they knew her, they had pic still, we have a friend who is spending a year there now, and they still talk about Emma the more to Bloom than her own indi Emmas unassuming nature wouldnt allow you to guess that she has received such a high hon an era where egos reign supreme We were all pretty surprised, That wouldnt seem so sur prising considering her training she excel at Lake Highland Prepa ratory School, but she also plays hopes of taking her talents to the that all of the time spent is going to be taxing on her mentally and physically, but she made it clear that its worth it, and that her teammates make it easier with time commitment she pledges each year to playing soccer, Bloom says that she does all she can to make sure that each team knows that shes doing her best for both Shes empathetic and kind, not self-serving, but very much focused on the big picture, said unique gift that she brings to the Emma said she is very thankful for having received this recogni ished parts of Africa, shes expe rienced a perspective on a whole Im really happy that I go to Lake Highland and that Ive been To be on the club team that Ive been on and then to go to Rollins Im just really thankful for all 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 2/2013For Winter Park residents Marjorie Thomas and Susan Bekaert, living 622 miles away from their mother, Marjorie Bekaert, became a journey too far. Although its less than two hours by air from Orlando to Wilmington, NC, where mom lived, we worried about what wed do if an emergency occurred, says Susan. That became a reality after mom had a bad fall. So we decided it was time. Seeking the perfect place for their mother, Marjories daughters looked at a number of communities but they knew right away that The Mayower was the right t. I feel safe and comfortable here, says Marjorie. Its truly a maintenancefree lifestyle with lots to do. And my girls no longer have to worry about me.We Found the Perfect Place.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNIT Y MAINTENANCEFREE LIVING... [ for generations ] (877) 302-6713www.fortiscollege.edu 1573 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL For consumer information visit www.fortis.edu Prepare to become aCAREER OPPORTUNITIES STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Emma Bloom has been a leader on the eld and in the classroom, as a two-time team captain while earning a 3.9 GPA, and now as part of the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Scholar All-America Team. Soccer scholar scores two goals

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Page 9 Manjarres knows a thing or two about losing weight, and keeping pounds and turned his life around He cultivated what he learned bringing that knowledge to Bald fers clients one-on-one, personally tailored plans to help target all as pects of health, both physical and root of the problem, so that people We have to know what theyre out what the reasons are and get If someones reason for be ing there is to get healthy to run said theyll post pictures of the childrens smiling faces on the workout room walls for inspira white dress for their wedding day, theyll tack up a picture of the 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 Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Visit 180 Degree Fitness at its new location in Baldwin Park at 1595 Meeting Place. For more information, visit 180degreetness.com PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER John Manjarres and ancee Eileen Diaz at 180 Degree Fitness, started by Mangarres after he lost 80 pounds and began living a healthy lifestyle. Now he trains others in Baldwin Park. Please see FITNESS on page 10 Gym based on true weight loss story SARAH WILSON Observer Staff FEB. 14 The REP, located at 1001 E. Princ eton St. in Orlando, opens Dr. Se uss The Cat in the Hat on Feb. 14, and it will be playing until March 24. As it is the REPs 10th birthday season, there is an Opening Satur day Ticket Special on Feb. 16 at the 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. performances, where patrons can purchase one adult ticket and receive one childs ticket for free. Call 407-896-7365 for more information on the ticket deals and performances. FEB. 16 Orange County Government/Parks and Recreation Division is joining with the city of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, and Atkins to present this years 13th annual Or lando Wetlands Festival on Satur day, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Historical Park, lo cated at 1300 Fort Christmas Road in Christmas. This free event is an opportunity to celebrate the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Orlando Wetlands Park a 1,650-acre wet land oasis located on Wheeler Road in Christmas. Visit orangecountyp arks.net for more information. The A&Hs Family Days at the Mu seum will celebrate Presidents Day with a presidential party on Satur day, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in A&Hs Mai tland Historical Museum, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. Be sure to wear red, white and blue to the event. Admission to Family Days at the Museum is free with regular museum admission. After the pro gram, guests can explore the A&H campus and museums. Call 407539-2181 for more information on this event. The House of Hope Run Around the Pines 5K presented by Florida Hospital will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, at Showalter Field in Win ter Park, located at 2525 Cady Way. There will be a 3.1 mile run and walk at 7:30 a.m., followed by a kids run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. House of Hope is the ben eficiary of this event. Visit houseof hope.com for more information. FEB. 20 Chili for Charity presented by Ro tary Club of Winter Park, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Park Farm ers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. Visit winterpark.org/content/chili-charity for more information and tickets. FEB. 23 The February Field Trip will be at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Attendees will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the preserve parking lot. From there, birders will hike along a 1.3-mile loop and a few shorter segments. Warning: the trail includes steep portions. Bring a pic nic lunch for after the birding. Call John Cento at 407-913-2417 for more information on the field trip. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disneys The Lion King or Animal Kingdoms Finding Nemo: The Mu sical, with all of Dr. Dolittles ani mal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Orlandorep.com for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 10 The Learning Tree Celebrates 40 years of serving the Winter Park Community and surrounding areasThe Learning Tree, a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter Park, was formed in 1972 by a group of church members at the time that had their own personal needs for childcare. In 1975, the church proclaimed that by the recommendation from its body of Deacons; this ministry shall be continued with the full support of the church. After 40 years, The Learning Tree remains a very vital Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter Park. We are continually blessed with the care and teaching of Gods children. Each day of the week the facilities continue to provide a loving, safe and stimulating environment for each family that enters its doors. As we look to the future of The Learning Tree; I see us moving forward providing spiritual and academic experiences for the children from infants through our PreK 4s and beyond. We will continue to partner with our parents in helping their child become a well-rounded individual, spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. We thank each family (in the past, present day and in the future) for the opportunity of allowing The Learning Tree to be a part of their life and the life of the most precious gift God has given to them their child. rfntbrn Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. Sip & Stroll With Your Sweetheart!Experience the charm and romance of Park Avenue and enjoy appetizer and beverage samples at more than 25 local merchants.Reservations at or call 407-644-8281 Supported by I know the struggles and ev erything it entails losing weight, who provides life coaching and ents say the motivation behind losing weight is just as important tions, they agree, can be effective as long as theres solid motivation When you hit rock bottom and youre sick and tired of being sick and tired, thats when its the said, Baldwin Park is a great place and jogging space around Lake Baldwin, to having a Publix with in walking distance to provide meal-planning for clients, he said he has high hopes for growing his business and the health-conscious Shortly before opening, the pair moved to Baldwin Park, and say theyve been impressed and motivated by the communitys ac Its much more active here tivating to live and work some FITNESS | Gyms co-founder knows about hitting rock bottom C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Winter Park Communications Department, left, won Champions of the Year. President Patrick Chapin, right, entertains the crowd. City wins big at Chamber awards gala

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Page 13 Working with a Realtor gives buyers, sellers and investors many advantages they need to succeed in todays real estate is the assurance that Realtors subscribe to a strict code of ethics that provides their clients with the highest degree of profession Not all real estate licensees Regional Realtor Association Chairman Steve Merchant, of of their national, state, and local Realtor associations subscribe to comprehensive document spells out professional responsibilities owed to clients, other Realtors This year marks the 100th an niversary of the Realtor Code of ed in 1913, National Association of Realtors became the second trade or business group in the code is continually updated to marketplace, and Realtors must take comprehensive training at The Realtor Code of Ethics consists of 17 articles that outline a Realtors duties and profes sional responsibilities to clients and customers, the public, and Realtors must be honest with all parties in the real estate transac tion, including their client, other Realtors, or real estate agents and be forthcoming with all parties by disclosing all pertinent facts regarding the property and the questionable about a property, the Realtor is obligated to investi gate and make recommendations that buyers consult their own Real estate is a business based on trust, and work ing ethically is a way to build trustworthy relationships, says home is a major, life-altering deci sion, and buyers and sellers need to be able to depend on their Re altor to guide them through the process with their best interests in helps provide an added layer of security to help Realtors do just Consumers can read more about the Realtor Code of Ethics ORRA www.BaldwinParkLiving.com JEFF CLARKColdwell Banker Residential 407.733.0773 j.clark@coldwellbanker.com www.BaldwinParkLiving.comWelcoming more families to our neighborhood than any other Realtor. Sold in Baldwin Park New Look. New Site. Same Great Company.Proud Member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Savannah Court and Coe Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 At Savannah, it feels just like home. Its safe, convenient and the food is excellent. And of course, my mom is a huge fan of Bingo! Ernestine & her daughter PatriciaAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. The Realtor Code of Ethics celebrates 100 years of protecting homebuyers and sellers Real estate is a business based on trust, and working ethically is a way to build trustworthy relationships.

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Page 14 Opinions The word community gets a lot of airplay these days, tion, attempting to link together individuals who have little in sometimes it genuinely works, a subset of a subset sharing similar Ive come to see those who work on and around Park Avenue as such one community within My other half and I will end up at what we call our local Cheers, the Bistro in the Hidden with other local residents, often a these local happy-hour gather Scotts part of that community, but speaks a language often for eign to me and most others, one sometimes sounds less familiar he caught my imagination as he spoke about foot-long springs wound inside of wrist watches, counter balances which increase their tension, all somehow work ing to literally mark time on ineptitude does not prevent me Scott not only has a watch on his wrist, and sometimes another in his pocket, but they also seem grandfather operated a watch shop in College Park for nearly 50 on watches when he was 15, and 21 years of age when he started Working what he called a dead end job two years ago, his atten tion turned to the family business after being offered an appren ticeship by Scott Heisler at the I fell in love with it, he admits, What does his father think? actually sort of rekindled his love soon as Scott gets home each eve ning the conversation is usually He says his project preference these days is for wristwatches, es pecially new ones with more ad remade and he removes it from accomplishment when I did it, rebuilt, a complete overhaul, took it down to bare bones, cleaned And I even cut a hole in the back of it so that I could see the move When he was a kid, there was one time when his father pre sented him with a box of watch parts to see what he might make That was when I was getting into this for me? I said, yeah, I need Watch-making these days, he not as much making a watch as it is making the parts you need for Bulova or such and had a broken set-lever, I think thats something take a piece of spring steel, shave small set of screwdrivers, and demonstrates how to keep your work with such tiny pieces and, with joule a jewelry or watchHe gets more technical, largely losing me again, speaking of the small synthetic jewels in his When its so tiny, its hard to imagine so much detail at such what can happen when watches are neglected, what can go wrong we use now days are part syn think its a sealed watch, but little metal shavings are coming off of those wheels as theyre grinding together; and, theyre spreading service it, thats just going to build up and stop your watch Being in the shop while we talk, I keep thinking its the sort of environment that might make a corporate type look for a small owner Scott Heisler has a love of watches, working on them being in his blood, with a watchmaker They joke, and Scott obviously waits until hes out of earshot to thank him enough for what hes We joke about them being Luke Skywalker, another newer apprentice who started a few months ago, but when I ask Scott about his skills compared to his fathers and the other Scott, he tom of the barrel, absolute bottom 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 Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park One familys passion for marking time PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER The Orlando Watch Companys Scott Gray is a third generation watchmaker, though he didnt start out that way. He found his passion in the family business at age 21, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who operated a College Park shop for 50 years. King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 11, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 11, 2013

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Page 15 Chris Jepson Perspectives I can take no from anyone but you Love & marriage know it when you see it? complex soup of chemicals that are one moment higher than a kite on adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin, such, were rid I dont think that necessarily makes me didnt go Aw-shucks at the sight of much more interesting to observe than the immediate byproducts of our, hmmm, are such a hopeful expression of what it a kick in your step, is inherently hopeful and, I think, makes you more generous That you are in this chemically induced state of euphoria and that it is attributable directly linked to your being enthralled with another person it takes oh, about 90 seconds to determine on body language and the speed and all about how you look and how you And why is that? Its the lament to disabuse my feminine friends, but that gone in 90 seconds phenomena men again ask, Why is that? Why would the human species place such a premium on what we today deter stance to be determined later? Because, contrary to what anyone might suggest, there is no more meaning any meaning in life is an individual spective of our species, making babies We are hardwired, chemically induced of our being our attraction to one another chemicals that our bodies so eagerly desired are created so we will create Actually, I am not convinced it isnt the underlining impetus for all human we so willingly manufacture are with us, have sex in our 80s with no chance of a baby outcome, but how we came to be in the sack may be the result of the same driver that has us making love in our I am reminded of that famous so hauntingly melodic country-western 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 This morning I heard a radio voice marriage? The question made me wonder When I was a small kid, movie stars were celebrated as Americas sweet hearts the perfect couple! They were looking, they lived in a splendid Holly wood mansion, and were always smiling when they got out of their limousine to Mary, the perfect marriage, was not perfect after all, and they were going their two to be married and perhaps a rare two to prove that marriage is work outsiders who are not parties to the many varied utterances and happenings that go on behind closed doors where the main To the saying, opposites attract, and I are both professional musicians, but youd be surprised how seldom we her of it any more than I do that we both down and poured coffee into her mouth, I The question of education in marriage seems to me to be quite simple: Both partners should be about equally edu cated in something or other, and/or have considerable interest in what interests the ment is the thing that determines whether a man and woman can stand to be with like each other as well as love all know lots of people who are nice to many could we hook up with for extend ed periods, when the evolving realities of the long haul collide with the ventila tor? The fact of marriage itself may be sim marriage of human dimensions is not nec essarily the rule throughout the animal Pop and the kids, is more likely a devel opment of sociology than of biological American architect Louis Sullivans form follows function applies eerily as well to sociological constructs, as to often of children whose parents are not married, one who came from tradition ally moral antecedents is nevertheless hoods may soon be the larger percentage who were blessed with married parents dedicated to raising children are fortunate indeed, and may now belong to a sadly Is marriage as we have historically known it disappearing? And is a formless sexual anarchy superseding it? What that state might be called is your guess as good as mine About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Louis Roney Play On! A good marriage is not like a good prizefight where one contestant pummels the other into total submission Anyone who has ever met me knows Im insanely close with my cousins, although we all lead incredibly different college, another is a high school Spanish proudly earned her MBA and is a stay-atone, up until this past September, was the owner of a baked goods company that sold the best chocolate chunk cookies moved to the cooling rack when her, well, This Cookie Cousin is whom Im thinking of as I write this piece, as years P&P? As the owner of The Leone Company and a partner in The Best Medical Busi ness Solutions, Ive found two things can make or break your day: losing a positive How do you head into each day? when, upon hearing an inbox chime, you stop what youre doing, read the email Rinse and repeat enough times and best tricks someone gave me: stop doing end of your day for email, with a pos But focus on the task at hand, or you risk Start and end each day with a To do List, complete with categories by depart ment or client, and each task having a ite task management systems, and, with their mobile app, you can add tasks on the the system of keeping items scattered between a notepad, your email system and, my personal favorite, on scrap pieces deadlines and items to be accomplished in one place so you head into each day Removing the clutter helps you increase productivity and keeps you from need window, or a playlist youve created just noons or the last 30 minutes before a succeed, who you want to cheer for, who understands what youre going through and will help cheer you on when one P fantastic news with, and someone who Mara Shorr brings a decade of experience to the table as president of The Leone Company, helping small businesses and non-prots with their marketing, fundraising and community relations strategies. She is also a partner in The Best Medical Business Solutions, a proud committee member of Central Floridas National Philanthropy Day, a grant panel review member for United Arts of Central Florida and a public speaker. Secret to success: stay positive and productive MARA SHORR Guest Writer Keep on task without falling victim to the ding! You know what Im talking about. Youre in the middle of a task when, upon hearing an inbox chime, you stop what youre doing, read the email and take the time to craft a response. Rinse and repeat enough times and youve lost hours of your day.

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Tranzon Driggers FL Lic. RE/ BKR# AU707 & AB3145. Condo Auction-Overlooking Destin FL harbor Luxurious 2420+/sq ft, furnished unit in East Pass Towers with guaranteed owner financing. March 1, 1pm. See website for detail, terms, virtual tour: gtauctions. com, 205-326-0833, Granger, Thagard, & Associates, Inc., G.W. Thagard, Busi ness AB2100, Broker BK3009116, Auc tioneer AU2846. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET In Original Plastic, Never Used, originally $3,000, sacrifice $975. CHERRY BED ROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes--$895. Can deliver. Call Bill 813298-0221. Racoon Fur Coat Full length, size 8. Perfect condition. Pur chased new by non-smoker. Insured @ $2,500. For sale: $995. See to appreci ate! Call 407-421-6814 MERCHANDISE The Marketplace OBSERVER Open Houses OBSERVER Just Sold Homes OBSERVER Just Sold Homes Meg Dolan 2864 Cady Way, Winter Park $244,000. MaryStuart Day/Megan Cross 1355 Pelham Road, Winter Park $299,000. Jack Ballard Jack Ballard 601 Newport Ave., Alt Springs $173,000. Jeffery & Barbara Friedman 251 Pine Arbor Drive, Orlando $171,000. Nancy Bagby Team 2270 Deloraine Trail, Maitland $275,000. Kate Koehler 13637 Summer Rain Drive, Orlando $215,000. John McDade 2108 Byron Road, Winter Park $220,000. Jeffery & Barbara Friedman 310 W. Lake Sue Ave., Winter Park $560,000. Sharon Helsby 1170 Rollingwood Trail, Maitland $270,000. SUNDAY 1-4 BEAUTIFUL HOME IN OLDE WINTER PARK 1541 Oakhurst Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/4BA, 3,332SF. This home was significantly remodeled in 2009 with wood floors, crown molding, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, beauti ful cabinets & travertine. The home was significantly enlarged, adding a second floor with bonus room upstairs. Master down with a spacious master bath. Large fenced backyard with a gorgeous pool. $649,900 1105 Nottingham Street, Orlando, FL 32803 sold by Jennifer King 495 Howard Avenue, Longwood, FL 32750 sold by Pamela PJ Seibert 4090 Haws Lane, Orlando, FL 32814 sold by Jennifer King 1209 Chichester Street, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Kelly L. Price 640 N. Park Avenue #4, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Kelly L. Price 1250 Via Lugano, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jennifer King Its free to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified MindGymFebruary 11, 2013 MindGymFebruary 11, 2013 Sunday, February 17th 181 W. Stovin Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,537 SF | $1,095,000 Nine minute walk/one minute drive to Park Avenue, restaurants and the Morse Museum and with a view of third green and fairway of the Winter Park Golf Course. Traditional home on a pictur esque brick street featuring a gorgeous kitchen with top notch stainless steel appliances, silestone counters, breakfast area and a butlers pantry. Living room has three sets of French doors that open to the light and bright Florida room with skylights, wet bar and under-counter wine fridge. First floor master suite offers a sitting room and wonderful master bath with spa tub. Enjoy summer afternoons by the sparkling heated pool or evenings on the 300 SF wrap-around wood deck! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price from 1-4 PM 1729 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,736 SF | $979,000 Spectacular Italian Villa in the prestigious Windsong Community. The great room features a stone fireplace, 25 coffered ceilings, and beautiful built-ins. Wellequipped, oversized chefs kitchen has 5 burner gas stove, island, and oversized pantry with wine storage along with a wine fridge in the wet bar. 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Page 28 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland ALL IN MINIATURE & ALL FOR SALESATURDAY NIGHT PREVIEWFEB 16, 5 8pm$18 includes Weekend Admission, Early Sales, Refreshments and Cash Bar (you may pay at the door)Information & Directions: 407-351-3500 ext. 0 www.mollycromwell.comPresent this ad for $1 off Sunday Adult Admission FEATURING ARTISANS FROM THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE & CANADADOLLHOUSE MINIATURES FESTIVAL A SHOW & SALE WITH: Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting Laces & trims Dolls & teddy bears Fine art & needlepoint Antique and collectible miniatures Electrical components & tools Much more International Palms Resort, Orlando6515 International Drive$7-ADULTS / $4-CHILDREN (UNDER 12) This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Nominated for Five Academy Awards! AMOUR Fri-Sun 3:15, 6:30, 9:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30, 9:30 Tue 9:30 only Popcorn Flicks in the Park: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Thu 7:00 FREE Documentary Featuring Pop Idol, Rick Springeld! AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART Meet the Filmmaker! Tue 6:30 Now open Art Nouveau at the Morse Museum At the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau embodied all that Nouveau at The Morse Museum in Winter Park will explore the ments included Eastern travel, nature, the female form, and metamorphosis in furniture, ar chitecture, lamps, jewelry, ceram Feb. 14 to March 24 Dr. Seusss The Cat in the Hat to present the southeast premiere of a new production of The Miller for the National Theatre Hat leaps on-stage at the REP in Feb. 14 to March 17 Homers Odyssey in a world premiere production Adapted by Charlie Bethel from the epic poem by Homer, premiere production re-imagines Bethel brings us shipwrecks, sirens, goddesses, sorcery, death and revenge in a faithful but ac cessible re-telling of this classic ed the fall of Troy is tested by the homeland and the arms of his yssey is a family show, suitable Feb. 15 The Vienna Boys Choir in Daytona Beach entertainment for the royal Court of Austria, the legendary they delight the world with their Symphony Society will present the Choir at the Peabody Audi Feb. 15 and 16 The Orlando Ballet goes Hollywood impress your sweetheart, buy her a card and put tickets to Hol up and bring your sweetheart to an evening of dance inspired by Hollywood glamour where you will be delighted by how much you both enjoy the perfor mance! Choreographed by Robert Hill, Hollywood en Pointe is a world premiere ballet set to mu Feb. 15 to March 3 The 78th annual Bach Festival Winter Park presents the 78th ing several works the Choir has Cantatas 52 and 119; the Sinfonia from Cantata 31; and Beethovens Mass in C Major all directed by include Barrymore Laurence Scherer, critic for The Wall Street Houlihan with performances on Feb. 16 and 17 CalligraFaire with the Scribes of Central Florida public at the Maitland Art Center, the Scribes will give intro classes classes scheduled every hour, and materials provided free, this deal Feb. 20 Chili for Charity Chili for Charity presented by the Rotary Club of Winter Park is not your grandfathers event features creative chili with an unabashed Winter Park at compete for the Peoples Choice drinks, and an auction with evening running from 5:30 to 8 charity Feb. 20 to March 10 Three weeks to get Wicked way shows of all time ourselves lucky that the good bringing this cultural phenom column, you already know that Wicked is about what went on before way it causes you to question your time-honored acceptance of what makes a Wicked Witch and really 35 major awards, including a 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.



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Page 3 Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com Y es you should move now. No, you shouldnt wait. And heres why.Good Samaritan Society Kissimmee is proud to sponsor this no-nonsense, straightforward seminar for seniors, developed by Rick Hunsicker, a nationally known expert in senior living for more than 25 years. Rick covers the issues of lifestyle, health, tness, security and socialization, and ends with a strong message about the nancial issues of owning an older, paid-off home. You may be on the fence, or you may have received conicting advice from friends, family or others. Either way, this is the one seminar you shouldnt miss. Youll come away with the tools you need to take the rst steps toward a satisfying retirement. Delicious desserts and coffee will be served, and three great door prizes await the lucky recipients! Following Ricks presentation, well welcome your questions, and youll have a chance to see and hear the latest from the directors of Good Samaritan Society Kissimmee Village.What Seniors Need to Know Today Seminar Good Samaritan Society Community Center Kissimmee, FL Rick Hunsicker is a leading speaker who tours the country presenting his popular What Seniors Need to Know Today seminar. Rick grew a very successful El Paso real estate practice, starting in 1977. Then, recognizing a need to help seniors move from older homes, Rick founded The Retirement Housing Transition Program for Equitable Relocation, a program that grew to include multiple senior living community clients. After having been recruited for national sales positions by two respected developers of senior living communities, Rick founded Hunsicker Consulting in 2007 to continue providing sales, marketing and customer service support for the senior living profession. Numerous communities across the country have utilized his wealth of experience and strong capabilities, and thousands have attended his timely and informative seminars. Wildcats, Eagles in regionalsISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff COMMISSION | Old wounds reopened on the dais regarding alleged improprieties in recent elections CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEI dont feel good about using this forum to question peoples ethical behavior when in reality their behavior was far less than the behavior of our prior auditor and the behavior of the person who wants to become our next auditor. Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

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Page 4 WINTER PARK Home of the Winter Park STARS Competition Cheer TeamWelcome to Winter Park Cheer Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling facility! We are home to the Winter Park Stars All Star cheerleading Teams and one of the training facilities for the Nationally Ranked Winter Park High School Cheerleaders! 2011-2012 UCA National Champions All levels of All Star Competitive Cheer Mommy & Me Classes Stunting Classes Tumbling Classes for all ages & levels Competitive dance Birthday parties 6870 Stapoint Ct Winter Park, FL 32793 (Near 436 & Hanging Moss Rd.)After school pick up and programs available 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 Business Briefs Community Bulletin NFL coach comes home Mike Kruczek has been appointed head varsity football coach at Trinity Preparatory School, replacing Drew Nemec, who remains at the school as assistant athletic director. Coach Kruczek was an All-American quar terback at Boston College, played for five years in the National Foot ball League and coached at Florida State University for two years under Bobby Bowden and the University of Central Florida for 19 years as quar terback coach, offensive coordinator and head coach. Kruczek also served as the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.Valentine Tree raises moneyGulf States Credit Union once again joins forces with Maitland Public Li brary, this time to bring the dream of a Tween / Teen Reading Area to life for Maitland Public Library patrons. Last year, Gulf States Credit Union matched funds raised in the 2012 Valentine Tree to bring four com puters and software for the toddler/ preschooler and youth area of the li brary. The promotion this year, called the 2013 Valentine Tree, is an annual event, and lasts all of February. Do nations are gladly accepted at the Circulation Desk of Maitland Public Library and are tax deductible.Player of the weekAfter leading the Bearcats to a pair of victories and holding pace atop the Presidents Athletic Conference standings, Saint Vincent junior guard Isaac Turner has earned PAC mens basketball Player of the Week honors. A native of Winter Park and a graduate of Winter Park High School, Turner averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 re bounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals as SVC went 2-0 in a pair of league games in the last week of January.Higher learnersAlexander St. Laurent of Winter Park, a member of the class of 2013 at Washington and Lee University, has earned deans list status for the re cently ended Fall 2012 term. Deans list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Noah Piard, a resident of Winter Park, was among more than 80 from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., to be included in the NHonors list for the Fall 2012 se mester. Blake Habicht of Maitland was among more than 1,900 students from Wake Forest University who made the Fall 2012 Deans List. Winter Park resident Ellen Kimbrough, graduated with a bachelor of social work degree from James Madison University during the De cember 2012 commencement exer cises.One big food truckWith one in five children in America not knowing when they will eat their next meal, Winn-Dixie presented a check to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on Jan. 30 representing 34,830 pounds of food for communities they serve. The com bined donation by the grocer, its customers and vendors is enough to feed more than 29,000 Central Flor ida neighbors in need through the Winn-Dixie Hunger Relief program.Corridor cleanupConstruction continues along the center divide of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, with a water lift station installed underneath the road at the end of January. Arena Bowl comes to O-town The Arena Football Leagues Board of Directors voted unanimously to award ArenaBowl XXVI to Orlando. The ArenaBowl is the AFLs annual Championship game pitting the winner of the American Conference versus the winner of the National Conference and will air live on CBS. ArenaBowl XXVI will be held at The Amway Center in Orlando Aug. 17 at 1 p.m.Laughter and lemonadeFinding the funny when life is no laughing matter Laughing in the Face of Lemons is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek book written by Maitland author Pam Ruben, founder of Peppery Press, with sponsorship from Vitas Innovative Hospice. As the book unpeels, Ruben regales the trials and tribulations of being a mother, daughter and wife. Sharon Voss of Watson Realty was recognized for her professionalism and com mitment to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association and to the real estate industry with the associations 2012 Realtor of the Year award, the highest honor bestowed on an ORRA member. The honor was present ed during the 13th annual ORRA awards program, which this year was part of the ORRA Red, White and Groove awards and inaugural gala. The Orlando Regional Realtor Association has inducted Steve Merchant of Global Realty International as 2013 chair man of the board of the 8,800-member organization. Installation ceremonies took place on Jan. 11 during ORRAs Red, White and Groove Installation and Awards Gala. Merchant steps into the position previously held by Stephen Baker, RE/MAX Central Realty, who remains on the ORRA Board of Directors as immediate past chairman of the board. NAI Realvest recently negotiated an ex pansion lease for 2,206 square feet of industrial space and a lease renewal for 2,206 square feet at Goldenrod Commer Center, 1468 N. Goldenrod Road in east Orlando. Michael Heidrich, principal at NAI Realvest, brokered the transactions representing the landlord, COP-Goldenrod, LLC of Maitland. The tenant in the Goldenrod CommerCenter who renewed Suite 220 and expanded into adjacent Suite 230 bringing total occupancy to 4,412 square feet is Black Forge, LLC. Ashton Woods Homes Orlando division reports a major jump in home sales in 2012, more than doubling sales of the pre vious year. Michael Roche, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes, said the homebuilder sold 318 homes last year in ve communities in the Orlando region, which is 212 percent more than 2011 when 102 homes were sold. The United States Green Building Coun cils Central Florida Chapter has awarded Valencia College a Building of the Year LEEDership Award for 2012 for the col leges University Center, a joint-use facil ity that Valencia shares with University of Central Florida on Valencias West Campus. Attorney Drew Sorrell, and partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has been elected to the Central Florida Information Technology Society Board of Directors for the 2013 term. CFITS, with approximately 1,700 members, was formed to bring IT and MIS professionals together and provide the best possible data man agement for Central Florida businesses. Mortgage Lender FBC Mortgage recently released the 2012 Florida Mortgage Report. The report shows that in 2012 purchase prices averaged $210,000, an increase of nearly $20,000 from 2011, and average loan amounts were up 13.5 percent year over year averaging $177,000 in 2012. Mercantile Capital Corporation announced that 2012 was a record year for the nearly 10-year-old company, which specializes in providing commercial prop erty nancing for small business owners via the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program.

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Page 5 and caterers, as well as beer, wine and desserts Live Auction Foundation for distribution to local charities Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com* Illustration period: 1-1-2000 though 1-1-2012 Now you can accumulate money for your r etir ement without the risks of market downturns by annuity. When the market goes down, your accumulated value stays put until another upswing guaranteed. Its something youve seen many times beforeand will probably see again. The market goes up, then comes down. Then up, then down again. Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Historical performance o f the S&P 500 Index should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. Hypothetical Income Rider Value assumes a 7% annual rate of return for income purposes. Illustration values represent gross returns. Assumed annuity rates and actual historical prices of the S&P 500 Index were used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. I f th e m a r k e t f a l l s a g a i n rest easier knowing your retirement savings wont fall with it Guaranteed. W h e n City Commission meeting highlights Mayors Report Consent Agenda Action Items Requiring Discussion Public Hearings Provide input on citys downtown parking mobility plan KaBOOM! playground build Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

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See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmMonday, February 18th & 25th Senior Club sponsored by Family Physicians Group 10am 1pm Feb 11: Computer Club Feb 18: Movie Day Feb 25: Casino Day Tuesday, February 19 Crafts & Conversation 2pm 4pm Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 Medicare Educational Workshop 3pm 4:30pm Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723 Wednesday, February 20 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm 4:30pm (also on 27th) Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407-545-4098 Intimate Conversations 2pm 3pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Services RSVP 407-949-6733 Thursday, February 21 & 28 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am 3pm Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Friday, February 22 Fiscal Cliff The New Tax Act 9am 10am Presented by Price Financial Services RSVP 407-339-4500 Fitness Club 11:30am 12:30pm By Arden Courts Memory Care Community RSVP 407-949-6733 Caregiver Workshop 2:30pm 4pm Presented by ADRC RSVP 407-843-1910Calendar of Events February 2013 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Calendar George Carroll, M.D., has over 20 years experience in sexual medicine, and is actively involved in the following: Most men can resume a normal sex life without surgery. 407-894-9959 OrlandoSexualMedicine.com FEB. 14 Pulitzer Prize-nominee Karen Russell will speak on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 100 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Russell is the author of Swamplandia, one of New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories, came out on Feb. 12. Call 407-646-2115 or Rollins.edu for more information on this event. A Community Partners event will take place at the SoNapa Grille, located at 640 S. Orange Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact the Maitland Chamber of Commerce at 407-644-0741 for more information on this event.FEB. 15The Bach Festival Society will present its 78th annual Bach Festival from Feb. 15 to March 3. Christopher Houlihan, an American organist, will perform works by Camille Saint-Sans, J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt at Rollins Colleges Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets cost $25. Festival packages, as well as single tickets, are available. For general admis sion seating, call the box ofce at 407646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org for more information. The fourth annual Hall of Fame induc tion ceremony of the 2012 class for Full Sail Universitys Hall of Fame will take place Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. on Full Sails campus in Winter Park, located at 3300 University Blvd. Grammy winners, NFL players and other celebrities are set to attend. The red carpet walk and in troduction ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Visit fullsail.edu for more information on this event. The inaugural Monte Carlo Night will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. A black tie and masks are optional. Call 407-644-6149 or visit holly@uclubwp. org for more information on this event. The Morse Museum will present the last 56 minutes of The Worlds Greatest Fair: Saint Louis 1904 as part of its Brown Bag Matinee on Friday, Feb. 15, at noon at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, located at 161 W. Can ton Ave., or just behind the museum. Call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org for more information on this event.FEB. 16Scribes of Central Florida is hosting its 10th CalligraFaire festival on Feb. 16 and 17 in the Germaine Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. The event is free and open to the public to further educate and interest the community in calligraphy. Visit ScribesOfCentralFlorida.com/calli grafaire.htm for more information. The third annual Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation Unite for Life Challenge Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at 9:30 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. The event benets the Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation. Registra tion for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will also be an event rafe. Visit thetylewiscancer foundation.weebly.com for more information on this event. FEB. 17 The Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is having its annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Tiedtke Concert Hall. A Celebration of American Composers will include more than 75 minutes of chamber music, art songs, folk songs, and much more. Contact AmandaKinder@hotmail. com for more information. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, located at 421 W. Fairbanks Ave., will hold auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jesus Christ Superstar on Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 407-920-4034 or visit breakthroughtheatre.com for more information.FEB. 19The Rev. John Book will sponsor a Meet the Candidates night on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave. This event will be a public forum for citizens of Maitland, and all candidates are invited. FEB. 20Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos will return to the Winter Park Playhouse Spot light Cabaret Series with a new cabaret, All You Need is Love, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Seating at the Win ter Park Playhouse, located at 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, is limited to 50. Call the box ofce at 407-645-0145 to reserve tickets. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information and more showtimes. The Maitland Chamber of Commerce, lo cated at 110 N. Maitland Ave., presents Women and Wisdom on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Res ervations are required, and the cost is $8. Call 407-644-0741 for more information on this event. FEB. 21African-Puerto Rican author Mayra Santos-Febres and Cuban-American poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa will speak on Feb. 21 at the Annie Russell Theatre located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Pau-Llosas master class will be at 2 p.m. in the Wool son House, followed by Santos-Febres master class at 4 p.m. in the Woolson House. Call 407-646-2000 or visit Rollins. edu for more information on these events. The Holocaust Center, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave., announced that its Febru ary Education Forum will feature a pre sentation by local writer Greg Dawson on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Dawson will discuss his latest book, Judgment Before Nuremberg. Reservations are suggested, but are not required for this event. Call 407-628-0555 or visit holo caustedu.org for more information. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants will host its rst Winter Park Sip & Stroll for 2013 on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. At tendees will enjoy appetizer and beverage samples at more than 25 local merchants. The event will be held in rain or shine. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org for more information on this event. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.comWineStyles of Baldwin Park (Wine Market Wine Bar Specialty Gifts), is celebrating its sixth year ar Baldwin Park. Located at 4841 New Broad St. in Orlando, WineStyles will present Song Writers Showcase, original songs per formed by local artists, on Thursday, Feb. 14. On Friday, Feb. 15, Rod Mathews will be back sing ing love songs along with other favorites. In addition, there will be a variety of sparkling wine by the glass as a gift to those who at tend on Feb. 14 or 15. With each purchase, there will also be free heart-shaped bownie bites. Call 407-893-9300 or visit winestyles. net/baldwinpark for more informa tion on these events. Vanguard Records artist and sing er/songwriter Marc Broussard will perform at Full Sail Universitys fourth annual Hall of Fame week with a special free Valentines Day concert at 8 p.m. on Thurs day, Feb. 14. The concert will take place in the universitys on-cam pus state-of-the-art performance venue, Full Sail Live, which is located at 141 University Park Drive. Visit marcbroussard.com for more information on Broussard. Leu Gardens will play the movie, The Vow on Valentines Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave., will open at 6 p.m. Admission will cost $10 plus tax per couple, or free admission for Leu Garden members, weather permitting. Call 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens. org for more information. V A L E N T I N E S D A Y C A L E N D A R

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Page 8 Lifestyles E mma Bloom always had it in her to be an athlete, but she wanted to make was one of 29 girls in the country to be selected for the 2012 Na tional Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Scholar to-be Lake Highland Preparatory School grad is committed to play And shes leaving a trail of spent as captain of the girls var sity soccer team helped hone classroom, and has put in count less hours in her community and Emma and her mother, Lee Anne, experienced a life-changing trip on a church mission to Mala wi, Africa when she was in ninth the Blooms chose to sponsor a family and helped to get the kids has since been back to Malawi twice and says that the summer after Emmas trip, she was a ceThe fact that I was her father and they knew her, they had pic still, we have a friend who is spending a year there now, and they still talk about Emma the more to Bloom than her own indi Emmas unassuming nature wouldnt allow you to guess that she has received such a high hon an era where egos reign supreme We were all pretty surprised, That wouldnt seem so sur prising considering her training she excel at Lake Highland Preparatory School, but she also plays hopes of taking her talents to the that all of the time spent is going to be taxing on her mentally and physically, but she made it clear that its worth it, and that her teammates make it easier with time commitment she pledges each year to playing soccer, Bloom says that she does all she can to make sure that each team knows that shes doing her best for both Shes empathetic and kind, not self-serving, but very much focused on the big picture, said unique gift that she brings to the Emma said she is very thankful for having received this recogni ished parts of Africa, shes expe rienced a perspective on a whole Im really happy that I go to Lake Highland and that Ive been To be on the club team that Ive been on and then to go to Rollins Im just really thankful for all 88141 PR AD WPO 2/2013For Winter Park residents Marjorie Thomas and Susan Bekaert, living 622 miles away from their mother, Marjorie Bekaert, became a journey too far. Although its less than two hours by air from Orlando to Wilmington, NC, where mom lived, we worried about what wed do if an emergency occurred, says Susan. That became a reality after mom had a bad fall. So we decided it was time. Seeking the perfect place for their mother, Marjories daughters looked at a number of communities but they knew right away that The Mayower was the right t. I feel safe and comfortable here, says Marjorie. Its truly a maintenancefree lifestyle with lots to do. And my girls no longer have to worry about me.We Found the Perfect Place.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNITY MAINTENANCEFREE LIVING... [ for generations ] (877) 302-6713www.fortiscollege.edu 1573 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL For consumer information visit www.fortis.edu Prepare to become aCAREER OPPORTUNITIES STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVEREmma Bloom has been a leader on the eld and in the classroom, as a two-time team captain while earning a 3.9 GPA, and now as part of the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Scholar All-America Team. Soccer scholar scores two goals

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Page 9 Manjarres knows a thing or two about losing weight, and keeping pounds and turned his life around He cultivated what he learned bringing that knowledge to Baldfers clients one-on-one, personally tailored plans to help target all as pects of health, both physical and root of the problem, so that people We have to know what theyre out what the reasons are and get If someones reason for be ing there is to get healthy to run said theyll post pictures of the childrens smiling faces on the workout room walls for inspira white dress for their wedding day, theyll tack up a picture of the 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 Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Visit 180 Degree Fitness at its new location in Baldwin Park at 1595 Meeting Place. For more information, visit 180degreetness.comPHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERJohn Manjarres and ancee Eileen Diaz at 180 Degree Fitness, started by Mangarres after he lost 80 pounds and began living a healthy lifestyle. Now he trains others in Baldwin Park. Please see FITNESS on page 10Gym based on true weight loss storySARAH WILSON Observer Staff FEB. 14The REP, located at 1001 E. Princ eton St. in Orlando, opens Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat on Feb. 14, and it will be playing until March 24. As it is the REPs 10th birthday season, there is an Opening Satur day Ticket Special on Feb. 16 at the 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. performances, where patrons can purchase one adult ticket and receive one childs ticket for free. Call 407-896-7365 for more information on the ticket deals and performances.FEB. 16Orange County Government/Parks and Recreation Division is joining with the city of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, and Atkins to present this years 13th annual Or lando Wetlands Festival on Satur day, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Historical Park, lo cated at 1300 Fort Christmas Road in Christmas. This free event is an opportunity to celebrate the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Orlando Wetlands Park a 1,650-acre wet land oasis located on Wheeler Road in Christmas. Visit orangecountyparks.net for more information. The A&Hs Family Days at the Mu seum will celebrate Presidents Day with a presidential party on Satur day, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in A&Hs Mai tland Historical Museum, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. Be sure to wear red, white and blue to the event. Admission to Family Days at the Museum is free with regular museum admission. After the pro gram, guests can explore the A&H campus and museums. Call 407539-2181 for more information on this event. The House of Hope Run Around the Pines 5K presented by Florida Hospital will take place Saturday, Feb. 16, at Showalter Field in Win ter Park, located at 2525 Cady Way. There will be a 3.1 mile run and walk at 7:30 a.m., followed by a kids run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. House of Hope is the ben eficiary of this event. Visit houseof hope.com for more information.FEB. 20Chili for Charity, presented by Ro tary Club of Winter Park, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Park Farm ers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. Visit winterpark.org/content/chili-charity for more information and tickets.FEB. 23The February Field Trip will be at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale, on Saturday, Feb. 23. Attendees will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the preserve parking lot. From there, birders will hike along a 1.3-mile loop and a few shorter segments. Warning: the trail includes steep portions. Bring a picnic lunch for after the birding. Call John Cento at 407-913-2417 for more information on the field trip. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disneys The Lion King or Animal Kingdoms Finding Nemo: The Mu sical, with all of Dr. Dolittles ani mal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Orlandorep.com for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com

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Page 10 The Learning Tree Celebrates 40 years of serving the Winter Park Community and surrounding areasThe Learning Tree, a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter Park, was formed in 1972 by a group of church members at the time that had their own personal needs for childcare. In 1975, the church proclaimed that by the recommendation from its body of Deacons; this ministry shall be continued with the full support of the church. After 40 years, The Learning Tree remains a very vital Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter Park. We are continually blessed with the care and teaching of Gods children. Each day of the week the facilities continue to provide a loving, safe and stimulating environment for each family that enters its doors. As we look to the future of The Learning Tree; I see us moving forward providing spiritual and academic experiences for the children from infants through our PreK 4s and beyond. We will continue to partner with our parents in helping their child become a well-rounded individual, spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. We thank each family (in the past, present day and in the future) for the opportunity of allowing The Learning Tree to be a part of their life and the life of the most precious gift God has given to them their child. rfntbrn Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. Sip & Stroll With Your Sweetheart!Experience the charm and romance of Park Avenue and enjoy appetizer and beverage samples at more than 25 local merchants.Reservations at or call 407-644-8281 Supported by I know the struggles and ev erything it entails losing weight, who provides life coaching and ents say the motivation behind losing weight is just as important tions, they agree, can be effective as long as theres solid motivation When you hit rock bottom and youre sick and tired of being sick and tired, thats when its the said, Baldwin Park is a great place and jogging space around Lake Baldwin, to having a Publix with in walking distance to provide meal-planning for clients, he said he has high hopes for growing his business and the health-conscious Shortly before opening, the pair moved to Baldwin Park, and say theyve been impressed and motivated by the communitys acIts much more active here tivating to live and work some FITNESS | Gyms co-founder knows about hitting rock bottom CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERThe Winter Park Communications Department, left, won Champions of the Year. President Patrick Chapin, right, entertains the crowd. City wins big at Chamber awards gala

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Page 13 Working with a Realtor gives buyers, sellers and investors many advantages they need to succeed in todays real estate is the assurance that Realtors subscribe to a strict code of ethics that provides their clients with the highest degree of profession Not all real estate licensees Regional Realtor Association Chairman Steve Merchant, of of their national, state, and local Realtor associations subscribe to comprehensive document spells out professional responsibilities owed to clients, other Realtors This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Realtor Code of ed in 1913, National Association of Realtors became the second trade or business group in the code is continually updated to marketplace, and Realtors must take comprehensive training at The Realtor Code of Ethics consists of 17 articles that outline a Realtors duties and professional responsibilities to clients and customers, the public, and Realtors must be honest with all parties in the real estate transac tion, including their client, other Realtors, or real estate agents and be forthcoming with all parties by disclosing all pertinent facts regarding the property and the questionable about a property, the Realtor is obligated to investigate and make recommendations that buyers consult their own Real estate is a business based on trust, and working ethically is a way to build trustworthy relationships, says home is a major, life-altering decision, and buyers and sellers need to be able to depend on their Realtor to guide them through the process with their best interests in helps provide an added layer of security to help Realtors do just Consumers can read more about the Realtor Code of Ethics ORRA www.BaldwinParkLiving.com JEFF CLARKColdwell Banker Residential 407.733.0773 j.clark@coldwellbanker.com www.BaldwinParkLiving.comWelcoming more families to our neighborhood than any other Realtor. Sold in Baldwin Park New Look. New Site. Same Great Company.Proud Member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Savannah Court and Coe Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 At Savannah, it feels just like home. Its safe, convenient and the food is excellent. And of course, my mom is a huge fan of Bingo! Ernestine & her daughter PatriciaAssisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care Variety of Apartment Suite Selections, some with Lake Views Restaurant Style Dining Laundry, Housekeeping, Maintenance Services Transportation to Outings and Medical Appointments Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. The Realtor Code of Ethics celebrates 100 years of protecting homebuyers and sellersReal estate is a business based on trust, and working ethically is a way to build trustworthy relationships.

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Page 14 Opinions The word community gets a lot of airplay these days, tion, attempting to link together individuals who have little in sometimes it genuinely works, a subset of a subset sharing similar Ive come to see those who work on and around Park Avenue as such one community within My other half and I will end up at what we call our local Cheers, the Bistro in the Hidden with other local residents, often a these local happy-hour gather Scotts part of that community, but speaks a language often for eign to me and most others, one sometimes sounds less familiar he caught my imagination as he spoke about foot-long springs wound inside of wrist watches, counter balances which increase their tension, all somehow working to literally mark time on ineptitude does not prevent me Scott not only has a watch on his wrist, and sometimes another in his pocket, but they also seem grandfather operated a watch shop in College Park for nearly 50 on watches when he was 15, and 21 years of age when he started Working what he called a dead end job two years ago, his attention turned to the family business after being offered an appren ticeship by Scott Heisler at the I fell in love with it, he admits, What does his father think? actually sort of rekindled his love soon as Scott gets home each eve ning the conversation is usually He says his project preference these days is for wristwatches, es pecially new ones with more adremade and he removes it from accomplishment when I did it, rebuilt, a complete overhaul, took it down to bare bones, cleaned And I even cut a hole in the back of it so that I could see the move When he was a kid, there was one time when his father pre sented him with a box of watch parts to see what he might make That was when I was getting into this for me? I said, yeah, I need Watch-making these days, he not as much making a watch as it is making the parts you need for Bulova or such and had a broken set-lever, I think thats something take a piece of spring steel, shave small set of screwdrivers, and demonstrates how to keep your work with such tiny pieces and, with joule a jewelry or watchHe gets more technical, largely losing me again, speaking of the small synthetic jewels in his When its so tiny, its hard to imagine so much detail at such what can happen when watches are neglected, what can go wrong we use now days are part synthink its a sealed watch, but little metal shavings are coming off of those wheels as theyre grinding together; and, theyre spreading service it, thats just going to build up and stop your watch Being in the shop while we talk, I keep thinking its the sort of environment that might make a corporate type look for a small owner Scott Heisler has a love of watches, working on them being in his blood, with a watchmaker They joke, and Scott obviously waits until hes out of earshot to thank him enough for what hes We joke about them being Luke Skywalker, another newer apprentice who started a few months ago, but when I ask Scott about his skills compared to his fathers and the other Scott, he tom of the barrel, absolute bottom 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 MooreClyde Moore I LUV Winter ParkOne familys passion for marking time PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVERThe Orlando Watch Companys Scott Gray is a third generation watchmaker, though he didnt start out that way. He found his passion in the family business at age 21, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who operated a College Park shop for 50 years. King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 11, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 11, 2013

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Page 15 Chris Jepson PerspectivesI can take no from anyone but you Love & marriage know it when you see it? complex soup of chemicals that are one moment higher than a kite on adrenaline, dopamine and serotonin, such, were rid I dont think that necessarily makes me didnt go Aw-shucks at the sight of much more interesting to observe than the immediate byproducts of our, hmmm, are such a hopeful expression of what it a kick in your step, is inherently hopeful and, I think, makes you more generous That you are in this chemically induced state of euphoria and that it is attributable directly linked to your being enthralled with another person it takes oh, about 90 seconds to determine on body language and the speed and all about how you look and how you And why is that? Its the lament to disabuse my feminine friends, but that gone in 90 seconds phenomena men again ask, Why is that? Why would the human species place such a premium on what we today deter stance to be determined later? Because, contrary to what anyone might suggest, there is no more meaning any meaning in life is an individual spective of our species, making babies We are hardwired, chemically induced of our being our attraction to one another chemicals that our bodies so eagerly desired are created so we will create Actually, I am not convinced it isnt the underlining impetus for all human we so willingly manufacture are with us, have sex in our 80s with no chance of a baby outcome, but how we came to be in the sack may be the result of the same driver that has us making love in our I am reminded of that famous so hauntingly melodic country-western 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.USThis morning I heard a radio voice marriage? The question made me wonder When I was a small kid, movie stars were celebrated as Americas sweethearts the perfect couple! They were looking, they lived in a splendid Hollywood mansion, and were always smiling when they got out of their limousine to Mary, the perfect marriage, was not perfect after all, and they were going their two to be married and perhaps a rare two to prove that marriage is work outsiders who are not parties to the many varied utterances and happenings that go on behind closed doors where the main To the saying, opposites attract, and I are both professional musicians, but youd be surprised how seldom we her of it any more than I do that we both down and poured coffee into her mouth, I The question of education in marriage seems to me to be quite simple: Both partners should be about equally educated in something or other, and/or have considerable interest in what interests the ment is the thing that determines whether a man and woman can stand to be with like each other as well as love all know lots of people who are nice to many could we hook up with for extended periods, when the evolving realities of the long haul collide with the ventila tor? The fact of marriage itself may be simmarriage of human dimensions is not nec essarily the rule throughout the animal Pop and the kids, is more likely a development of sociology than of biological American architect Louis Sullivans form follows function applies eerily as well to sociological constructs, as to often of children whose parents are not married, one who came from tradition ally moral antecedents is nevertheless hoods may soon be the larger percentage who were blessed with married parents dedicated to raising children are fortunate indeed, and may now belong to a sadly Is marriage as we have historically known it disappearing? And is a formless sexual anarchy superseding it? What that state might be called is your guess as good as mine About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Louis Roney Play On!A good marriage is not like a good prizefight where one contestant pummels the other into total submission Anyone who has ever met me knows Im insanely close with my cousins, although we all lead incredibly different college, another is a high school Spanish proudly earned her MBA and is a stay-atone, up until this past September, was the owner of a baked goods company that sold the best chocolate chunk cookies moved to the cooling rack when her, well, This Cookie Cousin is whom Im thinking of as I write this piece, as years P&P? As the owner of The Leone Company and a partner in The Best Medical Busi ness Solutions, Ive found two things can make or break your day: losing a positive How do you head into each day? when, upon hearing an inbox chime, you stop what youre doing, read the email Rinse and repeat enough times and best tricks someone gave me: stop doing end of your day for email, with a pos But focus on the task at hand, or you risk Start and end each day with a To do List, complete with categories by department or client, and each task having a ite task management systems, and, with their mobile app, you can add tasks on the the system of keeping items scattered between a notepad, your email system and, my personal favorite, on scrap pieces deadlines and items to be accomplished in one place so you head into each day Removing the clutter helps you increase productivity and keeps you from needwindow, or a playlist youve created just noons or the last 30 minutes before a succeed, who you want to cheer for, who understands what youre going through and will help cheer you on when one P fantastic news with, and someone who Mara Shorr brings a decade of experience to the table as president of The Leone Company, helping small businesses and non-prots with their marketing, fundraising and community relations strategies. She is also a partner in The Best Medical Business Solutions, a proud committee member of Central Floridas National Philanthropy Day, a grant panel review member for United Arts of Central Florida and a public speaker.Secret to success: stay positive and productiveMARA SHORR Guest WriterKeep on task without falling victim to the ding! You know what Im talking about. Youre in the middle of a task when, upon hearing an inbox chime, you stop what youre doing, read the email and take the time to craft a response. Rinse and repeat enough times and youve lost hours of your day.

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Page 28 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland ALL IN MINIATURE & ALL FOR SALESATURDAY NIGHT PREVIEWFEB 16, 5 8pm$18 includes Weekend Admission, Early Sales, Refreshments and Cash Bar (you may pay at the door)Information & Directions: 407-351-3500 ext. 0 www.mollycromwell.comPresent this ad for $1 off Sunday Adult Admission FEATURING ARTISANS FROM THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE & CANADADOLLHOUSE MINIATURES FESTIVAL A SHOW & SALE WITH: Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting Laces & trims Dolls & teddy bears Fine art & needlepoint Antique and collectible miniatures Electrical components & tools Much more International Palms Resort, Orlando6515 International Drive$7-ADULTS / $4-CHILDREN (UNDER 12) This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Nominated for Five Academy Awards! AMOUR Fri-Sun 3:15, 6:30, 9:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30, 9:30 Tue 9:30 only Popcorn Flicks in the Park: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Thu 7:00 FREE Documentary Featuring Pop Idol, Rick Springeld! AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART Meet the Filmmaker! Tue 6:30 Now open Art Nouveau at the Morse Museum At the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau embodied all that Nouveau at The Morse Museum in Winter Park will explore the ments included Eastern travel, nature, the female form, and metamorphosis in furniture, ar chitecture, lamps, jewelry, ceramFeb. 14 to March 24 Dr. Seusss The Cat in the Hat to present the southeast premiere of a new production of The Miller for the National Theatre Hat leaps on-stage at the REP in Feb. 14 to March 17 Homers Odyssey in a world premiere production Adapted by Charlie Bethel from the epic poem by Homer, premiere production re-imagines Bethel brings us shipwrecks, sirens, goddesses, sorcery, death and revenge in a faithful but ac cessible re-telling of this classic ed the fall of Troy is tested by the homeland and the arms of his yssey is a family show, suitable Feb. 15 The Vienna Boys Choir in Daytona Beach entertainment for the royal Court of Austria, the legendary they delight the world with their Symphony Society will present the Choir at the Peabody Audi Feb. 15 and 16 The Orlando Ballet goes Hollywood impress your sweetheart, buy her a card and put tickets to Holup and bring your sweetheart to an evening of dance inspired by Hollywood glamour where you will be delighted by how much you both enjoy the perfor mance! Choreographed by Robert Hill, Hollywood en Pointe is a world premiere ballet set to mu Feb. 15 to March 3 The 78th annual Bach Festival Winter Park presents the 78th ing several works the Choir has Cantatas 52 and 119; the Sinfonia from Cantata 31; and Beethovens Mass in C Major all directed by include Barrymore Laurence Scherer, critic for The Wall Street Houlihan with performances on Feb. 16 and 17 CalligraFaire with the Scribes of Central Florida public at the Maitland Art Center, the Scribes will give intro classes classes scheduled every hour, and materials provided free, this deal Feb. 20 Chili for Charity Chili for Charity presented by the Rotary Club of Winter Park is not your grandfathers event features creative chili with an unabashed Winter Park at compete for the Peoples Choice drinks, and an auction with evening running from 5:30 to 8 charity Feb. 20 to March 10 Three weeks to get Wicked way shows of all time ourselves lucky that the good bringing this cultural phenom column, you already know that Wicked is about what went on before way it causes you to question your time-honored acceptance of what makes a Wicked Witch and really 35 major awards, including a 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.