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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: 04-18-2013
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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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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Sinclair Method for Alcohol Extinction Hypnotherapy/Acupuncture/MassageMedically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Election rules revamped after suit ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Winter Park tied up some loose ends on a controversial issue that marred the citys last election, tightening up rules for candidates to qualify for the ballot. Ross Johnstons attempt to get on the election ballot on Jan. 8 turned into a legal battle after City Clerk Cindy Bonham disquali to properly complete the process, leading to arguments of clarity is sues about the process. Johnston argued that the rules werent ex plicit and that Bonham could have used her discretion to allow him on the ballot, but refused. With the new rules, City Attorney Lar ry Brown said, that wont be an is sue any more. We made it very clear that if you fail to strictly comply then the city clerk really doesnt have any discretion, Brown said at a Commission meeting April 8. The rule changes will also cut down on hastily submitted lastplications submitted within two days of the ballot deadline being thrown out. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Pro gram is offering veterans and ac tive military members the chance to learn how to start their own businesses from a successfully proven program. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Pro gram (UCFBIP) is the host to the Central Florida pilot program of the Kauffman FastTrac NewVen ture Veteran Entrepreneur course. The program has been taught on military bases around the country with 300 participants so far. The 30 hour class, which is open to both veterans and active military members, costs $100 and will teach business and network ing skills, give attendees access to their own military business owner advisory board for advice and support, and will connect them to other military business resources in the area. The Incubation Program is designed to create an environ ment for businesses to be suc Gordon Hogan, director of the veterans the opportunity to make a good decision. Rafael Caamano, assistant di rector for the UCFBIP, said that still in a rough state. After re tiring, many military members ployed. Their next option is to a business, which is a popular choice. Veterans own nine per cent of business in the United likely to become an entrepreneur compared to people with no ac tive-duty military experience, ac cording to 2011 research from the Course objectives veteran decide if their idea is fea Flocks of supporters have gathered together in towns across Central Florida petition ing to legalize the keeping of backyard chickens, with Mai tland being the most recent to hop on the bandwagon in March. The Maitland Backyard Chicken Initiative, an idea hatched by resident John Endi cott, has garnered nearly half of port of the city changing its code to allow backyard chickens since Other cities are doing it, so Maitland should too, Endicott said. Hes modeled the Maitland petition, urging the city to re move chickens from its prohib ited list of live poultry, off a similar effort started in Winter Park last year by resident Ra signatures in August. Both hope to encourage cities to allow no ers, which are noisy and unnec kept in backyard coops. Whited and Endicott each said their ideas spurred from an desire to control and take ownership of their food source through the eggs, citing concern over an ever-industrializing commercial food market. If you went and bought a chicken from a grocery store, they couldnt tell you where it came from, the same with eggs, many problems with that. Following Whiteds presen tation of the petition to the Win ter Park Commission in August, the city opted to not take any action regarding allowing urban hens until results of Orlandos backyard chicken trial program, which began last May, were made public. On April 8 of this year, the Orlando City Commission, af ter citing a positive response and zero complaints, voted to expand its Urban Chicken Pi allowed to set up coups. Whited has presented that information to the city, and is waiting to see where Winter Park will take it from there. In Maitland, the process of evaluating chicken legality is fellow resident Doreen Olive seek out meetings with city staff change application process. To do so, theyll have to go through Maitlands Development Re view Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission before PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Roosters cant roost in Maitland, but hens soon may as the Maitland City Council examines whether to give the go-ahead to an idea thats gaining public support. Please see CHICKENS on page 6 UCF offers business start-up help to veterans Maitland awakens chicken initiative SARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about the Maitland Backyard Chicken Initiative, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ MaitlandChickens or their petition page on Change.org at tinyurl.com/ MaitlandChickens BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Please see VETERANS on page 2 Controversial election led city to remove qualification gray areas

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Page 3 of the hard work and dedication of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa diverse Central Florida groups having teamed up and worked to gether that has made this regional transportation system possible for all of our citizens. We are all grate ful for their tireless efforts and are anticipating its opening with great excitement. ly tied to the ridership feeder systems that are in place when it opens. Obviously, if you cant get the ridership to and from the successful and this failure will greatly harm the region. With that simple fact in mind, and want ing to do our part to make tran sit a success in Central Florida, Casselberry, Longwood and two counties to help implement a phase-one demonstration of a transit system called FlexBus. the cities, Federal Transit Author ity (FTA), the state, and LYNX in experience for innovative transit technologies. Additionally, the cit ies of Eatonville, Lake Mary and Winter Park have also expressed system is successful, we believe it will be a foundation for expansion and help assure the future success of commuter rail and our indi vidual local economies in Central Florida without continued reli ance solely on the automobile. From the start, critical to the development and success of Flex Bus, is the partnership that we have formed with LYNX. As Cen tral Floridas regional bus trans portation authority, they have the expertise and the responsibility to move transit passengers through their bus system. Their role is im portant in making this passenger travel experience a seamless one munity. They alone have the pri mary eligibility to receive federal funding and manage an operating system. Our four cities do not. It is because of this partnership that to move forward and agree to lion cost of the demonstration bus service as requested by LYNX in November 2012. Until recently, when we re ceived letters from David Healey on March 18, 2013, and John Lew is on April 3, 2013, the four cities had no idea that LYNX had reeval uated its position and changed its commitment to us. The reasons they gave for changing their po sition are unfounded. First, you cannot have Title VI concerns ized, the service parameters have been established, and months of operational results of the system have been analyzed. As for their concern about limited connectiv ity between residential and retail land uses with a concentration on work-based trips, this has always been the goal of FlexBus from day one; emphasizing employment ridership. Likewise the availabil ity of this service to anyone was never in question, nor was the cashless quality or technology of the system to be based solely on cell phones. It is very disconcerting that here at the critical stage of the implementation of FlexBus, these letters from the staff at LYNX display such an obvious lack of goals, and the methods necessary to achieve those goals. It seeming ly has shifted solely to us to imple ment the demonstration system. The real damage is much greater than to the four cities, but to the whole commuter rail system in Central Florida. Without LYNXs expertise, oversight and future funding capability, the prospect to and from the stations is in real The four cities urge LYNX to renew their commitment to Cen tral Florida by quickly releasing the RFP for equipment and ser vice costs for the system, applying for the state grant already funded through FDOT, and rededicating themselves to oversee the FlexBus four cities more than a year ago. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR FlexBus needs LYNX We Appreciate You!Volunteers are the HEART of Cornerstone Hospice! Everyday you make a dierence in the lives of our patients even though it may not always be an easy assignment or a conenient time. Your compassion has changed our community. You have touched the lives of our patients, families and our sta in ways that arent measurable, in ways that will last longer than any of us. e countless hours you each selessly give never ceases to amaze me. In 2012 Cornerstone Hospice Volunteers contributed over 43,000 seless hours for a savings of over 940,000 Dollars!! We have much to be grateful for. Without a doubt the greatest of these are our olunteers. We praise you now during National Volunteer Week. and every other day of the year. ank you so much for blessing our lives, Your Cornerstone Hospice Family VolunteersLicense 5019096 It is very disconcerting that here at the critical stage of the implementation of FlexBus, these letters from the staff at LYNX display such an obvious lack of understanding of this project

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Page 4 N e e d T o S e l l Y o u r H o u s e ? (8 5 5 ) 7 5 5 1 8 1 8 J u s t W a n t O u t B e h i n d o n P a y m e n t s J o b T r a n s f e r o r L o s s T i r e d o f B e i n g a L a n d l o r d N e e d R e p a i r s F a c i n g F o r e c l o s u r e V a c a n t / A b a n d o n e d w w w C i r c l e 1 8 H o m e s c o m C A S H $ $ $ Q U I C K C L O S E A N Y P R I C E R A N G E A N Y C O N D I T I O N A N Y S I T U A T I O N Top 10 Producers of 2012WINTER PARK, Fla., (March 28th, 2013) Kelly Price & Co. is proud to announce the Top Producers of 2012: Pamela Ryan, Sherri Dyer, Jennifer King, Jennifer Sloan, the team of Padgett McCormick & Audra Wilks, Catherine DAmico, Patrick Higgins, the team of Jim & Melody Mitchell, Gwyn Clark and Julie Bombardo. These exceptional associates together with Kelly Price & Co. have produced over $124 million in sales, proving that Kelly Price & Company continues to be a leader in the industry. Kelly Price & Company is a full service boutique Real in residential real estate, commercial sales and leasing, property management, short sales and bank-owned properties. Representing clients with integrity, loyalty and unwavering enthusiasm, the team is deeply committed to delivering superior service before, during and after Price & Company, please contact 407.645.4321 or visit www.KellyPriceAndCompany.com. FEATURING ...... AND MUCH MORE! A Premier Flooring Source Business Briefs Community Bulletin Alarms deter drowning Any Orange County resident who has a residential pool with children between the ages of 1 and 12 years old may be eligible to receive free door alarms that can be placed on a door or window leading out to the pool area. The alarms, which alert a parent when a child has opened a door, are being provided through a statewide drowning prevention campaign called Wa terproofFL while supplies last. To receive a free door alarm, contact Karen Johnson at the Florida Department of Health in Or ange County at 407-858-1456. For more information visit waterproof.com Prowess in procurement The city of Winter Park s Purchasing Division has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Public Procure ment by the Florida Association of Public Procurement Ofcials (FAPPO). The award was established to recognize organiza tional excellence in procurement, and ac knowledge agencies that meet or exceed benchmarks and best practices in the procurement profession. New library director named After a months-long search, the Winter Park Public Library s Board of Trustees has hired Shawn Shaffer of Elmwood Park, Ill., to be the 16th director in the li brarys 128-year history. She will take the reins starting May 14. Father of the year The American Diabetes Association and the Fathers Day Council of Orlando are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Orlando Father of the Year Awards. Each year, we recognize men from across the nation for their outstand ing strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers. Our 2013 distinguished honorees include Winter Park resident and father Thomas Sittema. Rollins scholar The Rollins College Crummer Gradu ate School of Business announced that Katherine Boo Gonzalez is the recipient of this years Martin Bell Scholarship a full scholarship to the Rollins Executive MBA program. The Martin Bell Scholar ship is awarded annually to a senior nonprot professional who demonstrates out standing leadership in their eld. Excellence at Eckerd Megan McCoy of Winter Park, has been named to Eckerd Colleges Deans List for the fall 2012 semester. The Deans List is compiled following the fall and spring semesters and includes students who completed at least four courses with a grade point average of 3.75. Megan is majoring in international business and mathematics. Raising the Curtain Fannie Hillman + Associates and several hundred of its clients and closest friends attending the companys annual patio par ty raised more than $5,200 toward the Winter Park High School Foundations Raising the Curtain campaign to update the schools Ann Deringer Auditorium. The donation will serve to update lighting and audio equipment, address cosmetic concerns, and improve functionality for the 40-year-old auditorium, which is one of the most requested venues in Winter Park and with the school district. Software company signs lease NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease agreement for 1,141 square feet of ofce space in the American Building at 1051 Winderley Place in Maitland. Mitch Heidrich associate at NAI Realvest, ne gotiated the transaction representing the local tenant, Script-Bit Inc. Paul Reynolds and Alex Rosario of CNL Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord, MPM Holdings Inc. of Maitland. The face of technology In March, six technologists from the Or lando area were named the Florida High Tech Corridor Councils (FHTCC) 2013 Faces of Technology. Among them was Winter Park resident Josh Gagliardi, chief technology ofcer at Highwinds, which provides global Internet-based content delivery, acceleration, storage and access services to gaming compa nies, media companies and consumers.

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Page 5 April 25 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commission meet ing Monday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in City terest: Mayors Report 100th anniversary wastewater plant operator Update Non-action items Consent Agenda tracts and solicitations (for a full listing, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Commission Agenda). Development Review Committee for the Action items requiring discussion Public hearings drive-through bank teller lane to the exist Clinic: changing the future land use designations Agency Program Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for the de neighborhood sidewalks. nances related to amending various sec tions and chapters of the Comprehensive p.m. agenda on the home page of cityofwinter park.org under Whats New > City Com mission Agenda. Earth Day celebration this Saturday The city and Rollins College present Earth Day in the Park & Arbor Day Tree educational workshops, live music, rope course, interactive public art displays, the expert advice of the citys Urban Forestry free bike valet service and tree giveaways. Congratulations Purchasing Division! The citys Purchasing Division has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement by the Florida As (FAPPO). The award was established to recognize organizational excellence in procurement and acknowledge agencies that meet or exceed benchmarks and best practices in the procurement profession. Winter Park is one of only 13 agencies to receive the award in the state of Florida. Congratulations! Dinner on the Avenue Although all the reserved tables are sold out, if you have never witnessed the colors, creativity and energy of Dinner on the Avenue, this is a must-see social event and 1,200 diners will be wildly decorated along Park Avenue between New England Avenue and Morse Boulevard. Attendees create themes for their tables and them selves that range from I Love Lucy, to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory, to the roaring s. Park Avenue becomes an eclectic mix of our worlds most memora ble decades, movies and television shows intertwined with elegance, creativity and the city employees that help put this fan tastic event together for the past 12 years! Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark. org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Your Future. Your Control. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 04/08/2013. Rates subject to change at any time without prior notice. Fees may reduce earnings. Offer applies to new accounts only; Public Funds are not eligible. Account must be opened on or before April 30, 2013 to qualify. 1. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 up to $500,000 will earn 1.00% APY. Offer applicable to initial 18-month term only. The one time option to bump-up APY up to .25% to match the rate offered by the Bank for this product is available during the initial 18-month CD term when the current rate offered by the Bank (excluding CD promotional offers) for this product increases above 1.00% APY currently in effect. CD will automatically renew to a standard 18-month CD at the current rate and APY. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. 547 0413 FCB Customer Service 11.00%APY Stronger Than Ever. You and a guest are invited to attend the advance screening of PAIN & GAINlive your american dream!IN THEATERS friday, APRIL 26PAINANDGAINMOVIE.COMTickets are available while supplies last. Seating is NOT guaranteed and is on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO RECEIVE AN ADVANCE SCREENING PA SS FOR TWO GO TO WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP AND ENTER THE CODE: WPMO2DT0

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Page 6 The Rollins Tars got the best game of their three-game series on the diamond last weekend. Then back. The win in game one could largely be placed on starter An thony Figliolias shoulders thanks strikeout performance that re sulted in only one earned run on the board. Figliolia nearly went the full nine before surrendering a homerun and putting two on base. Eric Morse stepped in to get a groundout for his second save of the season. Rollins spread the offense around in its three-run, six-hit ef ing the team with two hits and an RBI. The next two games started leading those games, but ended in frustration as they allowed two straight comebacks to bite them and cost them the series. innings, but gave up 10 hits and three runs in the process. Jack Murray pitched two innings of relief but gave up two runs on a single hit and picked up the loss in the process. Murrays two-in ning outing was a bizarre affair in which he faced 11 batters but only was credited with six at bats after giving up a walk, an intentional after Florida Tech took the lead. home for a three-game set against The teams split their last series. 7TH ANNUAL SHRED EVENT NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE! Rollins splits FIT series the idea is formally presented to Council. Having proposed the idea to so far, Olive said shes received wanting to hear the idea out. Councilman John Lowndes said its an idea he supports the city looking into, as long as proper procedures are put in place to monitor and oversee the chickens when allowed. said hes interested in hearing what the public has to say once the idea of backyard chickens is proposed to Council, but said he initially doesnt see any problem with allowing them to roost in properly zoned backyards. said. I dont think you should restrict people from having things as long as theyre taken care of and dont bother the neighbors. Endicott said hes hopeful that his petition will spread and con tinue to educate local residents common misconceptions, from noise to smell, that come with the idea of roosting chickens. I think word is spreading that having [chickens] really isnt that hard, Endicott said. Its like any other pet, only with the added ing and knowing youll have a fresh egg or two for breakfast. CHICKENS | Mayor likes chicken idea C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 7 APRIL 19 Animals and pets of all kinds will be blessed in both Christian and Jewish tra ditions at the Blessing of the Animals event Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at Win ter Park Care and Rehab, located at 2970 Scarlet Road in Winter Park. Human and animal treats will be provided. Call 407671-8030 for more information on this event. One Senior Place Greater Orlando, located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs, will have its Senior Living Options Day on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Visit oneseniorplace.com or call 407-949-6733 for more information. On Friday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Cornell Fine Arts System, in col laboration with the Department of Art and Art History at Rollins College, will host Coalescence, an exhibition debuting the work of 10 senior studio art majors from the Class of 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, lo cated at 1000 Holt Ave., building No. 303, in Winter Park. Visit cfam.rollins.edu or call 407-646-2498 for more information. The 17th annual Doug Spencer Golf Challenge will tee off at Falcons Fire Golf Club, located at 3200 Seralago Blvd. in Kissimmee, Friday, April 19. The event will benet the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Visit centraloridahome less.org or call 407-426-1255 for more information. Hannibal Square Heritage Center, located at 642 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park, will host Preaching to the Trees and the Animals: The Folk Art of O.L. Samuels from Friday, April 19 to Sept. 7. Samuels will meet and greet guests at the opening reception Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center. Visit hanni balsquareheritagecenter.org for more in formation. The construction of a world class Veter ans Memorial Park, adjacent to the VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, will break ground Friday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will begin at 9:30 a.m. Visit cfvmpf.org for more information on this event. Rollins College will host Voices for the Silenced Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mills Lawn at Rollins Col lege, located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. The event will commemorate the epidemic of LGBT suicides and bullying that has occurred in recent years. There will be speakers, posters and a free BBQ lunch. Call 407-646-2000 for more infor mation on this event. APRIL 20 Keep Winter Park Beautiful will host the second annual Earth Day in the Park and Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Saturday, April 20, in Central Park. There will be a series of workshops focused on garden ing, as well as KWPBs upcoming Winter Park Blooms initiative, Learning to Fish with Anglers for America, and decorative air plant gardening. The Legendary JCs will provide live music, and the park will be lled with interactive up-cycled art in stallations curated by Keep Winter Park Beautiful and community partners. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information on this event. The 12th annual Winter Park Dinner on the Avenue will be Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Park Avenue will be lled with diners and festively decorated tables for the one-night-only event. The event is sold out. Visit cityofwinterpark. org for more information on this event. The fourth annual Hannibal Square Heri tage Center Folk Art and Craft Festival will be at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, located at 642 W. New England Ave., Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit hannibalsquareheritagecenter. org for more information on this event. Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Visit cfearthday.org for more information on this event. The Winter Park Paint Out will begin Saturday, April 20 and continue through Saturday, April 27, at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Ave. Attendees will be able to see plein air artists at work. Visit win terparkpaintout.org for more information. APRIL 21 The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando will host an Israel Independence Day Festival Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Those who purchase activity tickets in advance will save $5. Visit orlandojcc.org for more information on this event. APRIL 23 On Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will host an event at Rollins College that discusses why poetry should still exist and what value it brings to the life experience. A poetry contest will be a part of the event, and the winner will be highlighted in Or lando Life Magazine. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Winter Park Plaza, Rollins College Build ing, located at 330 W. Fairbanks Ave. Call 407-646-2000 for more information on this event. On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Books to Die For will continue at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave., with The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer. Call 407-647-7700 for more information on this event. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. 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Page 8 Lifestyles Theyre rooting for their knight as he bravely gallops his horse across the stadium, lifting his arm to signal the cheers. One side roars with enthusiasm while the other boos with gusto and disdain. He represents them theyre winners if he is, they think, as they grab their greasy chicken leg, tearing a piece off and washing it down with a gulp from their golden goblet. A trip to Medieval Times is just one of the ways a Rollins College literature class called Dungeons and Dragons gets to live medi eval. The class, taught by Jana Mathews, whose research special izes in medieval England, focuses on the study of medieval litera ture and culture, and how that relates to modern times. The class explores the Middle Ages in many ways, and culminates in the col each kingdom of students will have a special Middle Age themed ware to sell or trade. Theres multiple ways to learn a principle or concept Im a fan of experiential learning, Mathews said. Mathews, who teaches litera ture, said she features some alter native learning methods in all her classes, but Dungeons and Drag ons is her most extreme course, complete with a disclaimer for students to expect to do some out-of-the-box assignments. She expects her students to partici pate, to live medieval, even if it means acting a little silly. A trip dents bouncing balls off a wooden sword, and chugging soda while pretending its a contest featuring tasty, warm ale. It sets her apart, and its the reason theres a waiting list to take her course. The students get to learn in a different way when Mathews is their professor, and it helps them remember what theyve learned on the day of the test, she said. Its also a class that, many years down the road, will still be with them. That message becomes more imprinted on their lives, she said. Mathews takes what the stu dents know about medieval cul ture and uses it in her class. While many medieval academics might scorn movies like Braveheart or A Knights Tale, Mathews lets that become the gateway to students interest. That time pe everyday a football game with quarterback heroes to cheer for is very similar to rooting for a brave knight and Mathews tries to make students see that. They get to take something thought of *OFFER PERTAINS EXCLUSIVELY TO BED & BATH LINENS BY YVES DELORME. DISCOUNT MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, AND CANNOT BE APPLIED TO PREVIOUS PURCHASES. EXCLUDES GIFT CARD PURCHASES. QUALIFYING PURCHASE MUST BE BEFORE TAX. FEATURED : POSTCARD & TROPICS for $100 off | CLASSIC IRON BEDS558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida407-982-4319 www.ClassicIronBeds.com GLENDA K. MASSIE, P.A.Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 400 Park Avenue South, Suite 210 Winter Park, FL 32789 407-697-8796 glenda.massie@oridamoves.com Your Maitland address at only $279,000 Fabulous 4 bedroom split plan home wraps your gorgeous Screened pool & covered lanai. 2,310 sq. ft. perfectly planned for entertaining & enjoyment of the Florida life-style. Updated kitchen w/ss appliances, renovated baths, replace, security system, newer windows, huge 13x07 inside utility & abundant storage is just a short list of the desirable features of this home. Not a short sale or bank owned so close as quickly as you like!A Truly Extraordinary Home offered at $950,000 Dramatic 3563 Sq Ft a new home transformed with dramatic appointments throughout. The list of amenities include a 27x11 ground oor master w/sepa rate 12x12 custom closet with marble island & sumptuous master bath w/23 soaker tub, shower & double vanity. Gourmet kitchen equipped w/Kitchen Aid double ovens, warming oven, Kraus sink & separate wine frig/bar sink. Media room, all new baths, hardwood, new roof, electrical, plumbing, surround sound & custom window coverings add to the endless list of must haves. KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVER Jana Mathews Dungeons and Dragons class draws similarities between medieval times and the modern world, learning how customs shaped todays culture and society. Please see MEDIEVAL on page 9 Going M EDIEVA L An unusual and popular Rollins College class spends time reading medieval period literature while performing sonnets and going on quests BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Jana Mathews and her students will be hosting a medieval inspired faire, where each of the class kingdoms will have a special middle ages ware to sell. The faire takes place on the Rollins College campus on April 18 and is open to all students and the public.

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Page 9 as just a bit of pop culture, for ex ample Harry Potter, and look at it a little deeper, as literature, said student Ashley Malans. She incorporates so much of modern life in medieval culture, said student Mandy McRae. Then, she uses her experimen tal teaching methods to make it stick. Its tough teaching medi eval literature its written almost in a different language, it can be dry and its challenging, Mathews said. Its hard to make it fun and engaging, but she does it. During the year, students have become bards and sang love sonnets to other students around campus Shakespeare-style, gone on quests and performed plays about a mysterious medieval manuscript acquired by the college. She can make something te dious be alive in a way I wouldnt have thought possible, said Zack Uliasz, an English major at Rol lins. And thats what she aims to do, even if it means having students battle it out using foam swords. It gives them something to feel; it makes it relevant to them. It teaches you that texts are alive, Mathews said. That texts are living organisms. r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com APRIL 20 Workout 32789 and the Winter Park Day Nursery will offer a Young Ath letes Circuit Breaker Challenge Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. The event at Workout 32789, located at 244 Pennsylvania Ave. in Winter Park, will feature two age groups to keep things competitive. Dona tions of $15 per athlete will go to the Winter Park Day Nursery, which teaches kids with the help of local donations. For more information, email tellme@workout32789 or visit the Workout 32789 Facebook page. On Saturday, April 20, the Mace donia Missionary Baptist Church of Eatonville will host a free annual Health and Wellness Fair starting at 10 a.m., at the Hungerford Prep High School Auditorium, located at 100 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Eatonville. Screenings being provided at the event include: mammograms, bone density, vision, hearing, asthma, HIV, spinal, balance, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, body fat analysis, sports and school physi cals for teens, mini physicals and medication evaluations. There will also be a blood drive, as well as more than 50 exhibitors, door prizes, free entertainment, free food and free activities for children. Activities at the events will include: face painting, a Wii game theater, a bounce house apparatus and field games. Call 407-647-0010 for more information on this event. Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) will host the third annual Step Right Up! Volunteer Carnival Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heart of Florida United Way, lo cated at 1940 Traylor Blvd. in Or lando. The carnival is a free, familyfriendly event to celebrate National Volunteer Month. Chaired by Or lando Police Chief Paul Rooney, the carnival will include more than 20 game booths, free food and prizes, as well as opportunities to take part in on-site volunteer projects supporting HFUWs focus on alle viating hunger and homelessness, developing healthy families, build ing safe communities through edu cation and improving financial sta bility. Representatives from partner agencies will also be present to share information about additional volunteer opportunities. Visit hfuw. org for more information. The Art & History MuseumsMai tland (A&H), located at 231 W. Packwood Ave., will host Family Days at the museum Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. The program will take place in A&Hs Maitland Art Center. This months theme, which is Summer Family Fun, will give families the chance to learn about the many workshops and classes that A&H is offering this summer. Visit artandhistory.org for more in formation or call 407-539-2181 for more information on this event. Winter Park Presbyterian Church and Preschool, located at 400 S. Lakemont Ave., is hosting a free community arts day on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is a hands-on art day for children to engage with their parents and peers to make art and have fun. The event is open to the public. Contact Katherine John son at 407-782-4697 or Catherine Cross at 336-508-2407 for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com MEDIEVAL | Getting students involved helps them remember C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 She can make something tedious be alive in a way I wouldnt have thought possible. Zack Uliasz, English major at Rollins

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Page 10 Legends Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for Leadership Legends 2013! is ve-week program is an opportunity to engage, connect and educate our older adults, as well as, capture their passion and experien ce to tackle community issues aecting Winter Park. Class members participate in educational sessi ons, tours and candid conversations with community leaders. Topics such as government, the history of our City, health and wellness, education and the arts will be explored with a back stage pass to Winter Park. e curriculum not only encourages active living life-long learning and participation in our community, it also enables our older adul ts to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences. Leadership Legends 2013 Session Dates Welcome Retreat & Reception Wednesday, May 8; 4 6 p.m. Historical Winter Park Wednesday, May 15; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Leadership Winter Park Luncheon ursday, May 16; 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Our Town Wednesday, May 22; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Health & Wellness Wednesday, May 29; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Education, Culture & Wrap Up Wednesday, June 5; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Requirements: 60 years of age or older Fees: $50, includes all activities, lunches and transportation (scholarships available) Register by: April 26, 2013 For more information on Leadership Legends contact: Patrick Chapin at (407) 644-8281 or email pchapin@winterpark.org Program supported by: Winter Park Chamber of Commerce 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 Ph: (407) 644-8281 www.winterpark.org 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other dis counts. Coupon has no cash value. ISTOCKPHOTO Obesity still high in Orange, Seminole Professor blames absent parents for obesity, chronic illnesses Kids are getting bigger and bigger but not in the good, growing-up way. According to the recently released 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, which ranks each county and state in the coun try according to various health factors, the obe sity and inactivity rate has remained high in Or ange and Seminole counties. And University of its kids who are tipping the scales. ment and Informatics, said obesity among chil dren is a result of iPod parenting putting an electronic device in front of a child to exercise their brain instead of their bodies. He also said parents forced to work more, post-recession, has forced kids to learn from one another, often cre ating poor eating habits to pair with their seden tary lifestyle. The population were greatly concerned about is the younger population, kids in school, matter the economic standards, is that kids are not eating right, they dont get enough exercise and as a result, were seeing factors that are very Please see RANKINGS on page 11 MEGAN STOKES Observer Staff

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Page 11 disturbing. ranked as the second healthiest No. 4, but Seminole County Health Department director Swannie Jett said the criteria changed slightly so their rank cant be compared year to year. Socioeconomic status in the county is a large contributing fac tor to its high ranking, Jett said. There are many more college edu cated adult residents 79 percent than in neighboring Orange County, which has 64 percent. Orange ranked No. 16 in the state overall. We also have good access to care so we can offer more preven tative services. We are working on more partnerships so patients dont fall through the cracks. The community works together to solve some of the issues, Jett said. Still, both Orange and Semi nole counties experienced a rise in the percentage of children liv ing in poverty from 17 percent in 2002 to 26 percent this year in Orange and from 10 percent to 17 percent during the same time period in Seminole. Thats com pared to 25 percent in the state and 14 percent as the national benchmark. affects the healthful aspects of a community. Even with more money and better education, Sem inole still nearly matched Orange Countys adult obesity rate of 27 with 25 percent. There was no rank in the report for childhood obesity. One would expect a more af lation would have the resources to access the things for a better life. But diabetes [and other chronic illnesses related to poor eating and exercise regimens] is becom ing an epidemic in this country. Thats happening in Orange and parents staying home with their children instead of working is not a realistic solution. Rather, enroll ing kids in extra-curricular activi ties or supervised programs that keeps their bodies moving could be the silver bullet to a healthier youth. He said there are a number of affordable or even free programs parents can access, such as the YMCA or the Boys & Girls Club. Were not going to say to mom, You have to stay home now. You have to organize ac tivities or work with agencies that organize these activities, get them into sports programs that get them moving instead of kids sit ting on the couch playing on their iPad. Meanwhile, health department said theyre doing their part to help make their communities healthier. Jett said partnerships are key: working with the schools to edu cate children on how to be healthy and campaigning city councils to build more sidewalks to encour age more physical activity. Teachers can educate the stu dents on how to eat healthy. If you start at a younger age, its the easi teach their parents, he said. Mirna Chamorro, Orange County Health Department spokesperson, said they are work ing with other agencies to limit the number of fast food restau rants, hosting community foot races and helping to create more farmers markets. The department an anti-obesity campaign called Green Sprouts, which teaches pre-kindergarten students how to grow food, eat healthy and the importance of physical activity. Its more education and pre vention, she said. We try to en courage people to cook at home and eat healthier meals. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM More than 30 years combined real estate experience Orlando Business Journal Five Star Professionals Fannie Hillman 2012 Top ProducersShirley Jonesshirley@fanniehillman.com 407.719.9180Jerry Ollerjerry@fanniehillman.com 407.468.3498Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. 205 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 www.fanniehillman.com JOIN US JOIN US JOIN US American Heart Associations 2013 Orlando Go Red For Women Luncheon Waldorf Astoria at Bonnet Creek 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane | Orlando, FL 32821 Friday, May 17, 2013 | 10:30am 1:30pm To learn more, become involved, and purchase tickets please visit www.heart.org/orlandogored nationally sponsored by locally sponsored by media sponsors RANKINGS | Better educated Seminole County adults still nearly as obese as ones living in Orange County C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Oviedo High School students Cassandra Vivian, left, and JoQwanda Sykes peruse a school salad bar, part of the schools attempts to get kids interested in healthy habits.

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Many years ago, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to teach a class at a small Christian college near my home. Although I had deep aspirations to teach, I didnt think there was any chance I would get the job, since I didnt have any experience teaching at the college level. When the opportunity suddenly came, I went into over drive in preparation, determined to make an impact on the students lives by giving them the very best I could. Two months into teaching the class, I was on a roll and getting excellent feedback from my students. I was so enthused I could hardly wait for the next lecture. Then, without warning, at the beginning of a morning class, a young man made a foolish statement that I per ceived to slight my teaching performance, which was followed by laughter from the rest of the class. Looking back, I realize I completely misread the situation. Never theless, the poisoned dart went straight into my heart, and I walked out of that classroom feeling crushed. A wave of depression settled over me like nothing Ive ever experienced. By evening, I was utterly convinced that the best thing for the students and for me was to quit. I spent the entire night alone, reading my Bible and praying, hoping for an answer, but with every hour my mood darkened. Even thought I loved being a teacher and had given everything I had, I still wasnt good enough. Around midnight, I was praying in my chair when my despairing heart was suddenly arrested. I am not a mystical person, but in an extraordinarily rare moment in my life, it was though God spoke directly to my heart and asked: Why do you need the students approval? Who gave you the opportunity to teach: them or Me? If I am pleased with your teaching, what difference does it make whether the class is cheering or booing? Its not a popularity contest. Give Me your best and let Me take care of the results. Your joy is in Me, not in anyone elses applause. Tomorrow is a new day with a new beginning. Make the most of it. Instantly, the heavy gloom lifted, and the truth set me free. I went on to teach that course and other courses for another dozen or so years. And I loved and enjoyed every new day of it. Those were some of the most rewarding years I ever experienced. Over the years that have followed, this same truth has helped me through similar challenges Ive faced as a writer, a managing editor of a major publishing house, a husband, a father, and a friend. If I try to live my life based on what happened yesterday or what might happen in the future, I am doomed. Joy must be within me every day or I wont make it through. Heres the good news: We dont have to experience life by constantly trying to repeat the past or anticipating the future. And we dont need to have a happy-go-lucky per sonality to love and enjoy our days. There are truths that truly can set us free in this life, and joy can become a daily reality that no person or cir cumstance can steal away. by Lance Wubbels Koechel Peterson & Associates Hallmark Gift Books OurLifeT odayCelebrating Life, Faith and the Power of HopeApril 2013 is a brand new journey, and a bright future starts today. Why wait another hour to start loving and enjoying life? Lance Wubbels Please share your thoughts with us on and on our web site www.OurLifeToday.orgDo you know your neighbors you know the ones you live next to? Have you ever thought your neighbor might need you or that maybe you might need your neighbor? Except in overcoming a natural disaster or tragedy, I think it is rare for neighbors to care for one another. As a result, I believe few neighbors actually experience a sense of community that is necessary for healthy living. Two recent encounters at Wal-mart reminded me of the importance of loving my neighbor. toward the stores entrance, I noticed an elderly woman struggling to put her groceries in her car. She balanced herself with her car door and her motorized shopping cart. So, I stopped and asked if she would like some help. She gratefully let me put the remaining groceries in her car on top of her walker. I expressed my concern about placing the bags on the walker but she said not to worry, and when I asked if she would have someone like family or a neighbor at home to help her get things out of the car, she replied no and that she would somehow take care of it herself. My second encounter happened on another day while in the store with my children. We were rounding the corner of the dairy section and saw an elderly woman sitting in her shopping cart stopped in front of the large stack of boxed soft drinks. She appeared to be pondering something, so I asked her if she needed help with something. She said she was wondering how she was going to get the box of soft drinks in her cart, so I offered to do it for her. She responded very graciously. I chatted with her for a few minutes and asked if she had someone at home who could help her take her groceries in the house, maybe a neighbor if not a family member. She said there would be no one to help her. Her neighbors didnt ever speak to her. We both lamented the fact that in many places, neighbors really dont help each other these days, let alone know each other. Many of us are probably familiar with the Golden Rule which has its roots tied to ancient laws describing how people should relate to one another. One reason the laws were given was so the people could live in a healthy, life-promoting community. Relational commands were usually stated in the negative: Do not steal, do not lie, do not do anything that endangers your neighbors life. But, the commands were also stated in positive terms like Love your neighbor as yourself. love your neighbor hard to follow. I think it is hard because I am naturally prone to look out for myself, my needs or my desires. I want others to care about my needs and desires, however other people dont because they too are struggling with that natural tendency to only love self. But the funny thing is when my eyes are focused only on me, the less people are prone to want to naturally pushes people away. It leads to making demands are not met. The beauty of the command to love your neighbor encourages us to look beyond ourselves and see other people. With actions of love toward one another, we will promoting life and health in our communities. Something you might try if you want to practice loving your neighbor is to actually go next door and start up a conversation that might go something like this: Hi, my name is _____________. I want to be a better neighbor to you. If there is something you need, please know you are welcome to come over and ask for my help. I think your neighbors will be grateful and a little more love will grow in the community. And who knows, maybe the time you need help carrying in the groceries, someone will be there to help. Love your neighbor as yourself. JesusI want others to care about my needs and desires, however other people dont because they too are struggling with that natural tendency to only love self. You Cant Go It Alone by Hope AikensThe beauty of the command to love your neighbor as yourself helps to It encourages us to look beyond ourselves and see other people.A New Beginning by Lance WubbelsEach and Every Day,If I try to live my life based on what happened yesterday or what might happen in the future, I am doomed. Joy must be within me ... every day ... or I wont make it through.

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Please share your thoughts with us on and on our web site www.OurLifeToday.org1st. Worry and Anxiety.Life in the 21ST century can often provide many opportunities for worry and anxiety. Left unchecked, these can readily lead to depression or even despair. Its easy to see why worry and anxiety act as powerful thieves robbing life of contentment and joy. Dont let these thieves rob you of a good life! Rising unemployment, family issues with spouse or children, falling real estate market, escalating cost of living, health care costs, threat of terrorism and global unrest are all sources of worry and anxiety. Just google anxiety symptoms common symptoms. According to Wikipedia, worry negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats; while anxiety is feeling nervous, worried or afraid, especially about something that is going to happen or might happen. Both worry and anxiety have to do with things that havent even happened yet. Neither exists in the present time in the now. A great and wise man once said, Dont worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Todays trouble is enough for today. Action step: Resolve to focus on your present challenges rather than being fearful of what may happen next week. Both worry and anxiety can be caused by either real or imaginary events. You will certainly be anxious if your spouse has been in an accident on the way home from work. You may also become anxious, however if your spouse is late and you begin to imagine scenarios like a huge Action step: Focus on reality rather than letting your mind wander down imaginary pathways. Both worry and anxiety can be positive or negative in their effects. On the plus side, worry and anxiety may cause you to be more alert to potential danger and therefore take precautions. On the negative side, worry and anxiety may cause you to lose focus when you need it most or incapacitate you emotionally, mentally or physically so that you cant respond quickly and wisely. Action step: When you begin to feel anxiety or worry creeping into your life, step back for a few minutes and think before taking action. Realizing that worry and anxiety affect our whole being is helpful. Both can cause emotional symptoms such as crying easily, sadness, fear and feeling down or even physical symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, fatigue and headaches. You may even experience mental symptoms like fuzzy thinking, confusion, and forgetfulness or behavioral symptoms such as anger, rudeness, and acting out. These symptoms are your clue that something is wrong. Just as pain causes us to take our hands off a hot stove, these symptoms get our attention so we can take action to stop potential harm. Action step: Let these symptoms be a red light on your lifes dashboard. It is important to remember all of us have ups and downs. Its just part of being human. What matters is not that we worry occasionally or are anxious sometimes what matters is how we handle or respond to that worry and anxiety. Action step: Remind yourself that you are normal when you worry or get anxious and then focus on your response. Are worry and anxiety something new in our generation? Are they simply by-products of our fast-paced, busy, and high-tech lifestyle? While neither are new, our hectic lifestyle does contribute to having anxiety and worry. When someone says, Take time to smell the roses, we laugh and say, I wish! Then, we keep plowing forward. As proof, many Psalms in the Bible reveal that the author had genuine worry and anxiety. In Psalm 77 you can read about an inspiring way to handle worry and anxiety. Psalm 77 teaches us: Examine your thinking: Is your focus on the symptoms or on your response to the symptoms? Examine your behavior: Even when I have no choice in the circumstances, I do have a choice in my response. Will it be positive or negative? Recall Gods many blessings: Dont forget the many blessings you experience every day of your life. We have our bodies, air to breathe, food and water, sunshine and rain, shelter, family and friends. Look to the future: Can the God who created and sustains this entire universe continue to do so in the future? We see how God has helped people with worry and anxiety over and over in the past. Psalm 77 is just one of many examples. Focus on others: Begin to look outside of yourself and your own struggles to see how you can help someone else. Its a great way to feel better. Theres only one person who can prevent worry and anxiety from robbing your contentment and joy. YOU are in complete control of your response to these thieves. OurLifeToday April 2013 2 nd. Living On The Edge. Do you remember the scene in Alice IN Wonderland where the rabbit is frantically rushing around and saying: Im late, Im late for a very important date! Like the rabbit, we often rush around at a frantic pace trying to accomplish just one more thing in an already busy day. We admire people who are quick, busy, driven, and overloaded. We equate these qualities with success. On the other hand, we think of people who are content, well-rested, calm, and have reserve energy as somehow missing lifes gusto and even a bit out of touch. Our society and its marketing strategies give us the clear message that pushing the limits or living on the edge is preferable to living contentedly within our means. But I suggest to you that overall this is an unhealthy perspective. We can see most clearly why living on es. Without a little bit of reserve (money beyond what is actually needed to pay the bills each month) life is uncomfortable at best and if this pattern continues it leads nancial reserve (extra) beyond the minimal amount needed for survival each month is a very good thing! We have a term for living life with some reserves its called margin. Think of the margin around this page the white/ blank spaces. Having margins makes this article more readable and enjoyable than if the words went right up to all four edges. All of life needs margins. Margins are the extra space, energy and time allowed beyond that which is actually needed. It is held in reserve for contingencies or unexpected situations which will inevitably happen. Margin makes life enjoyable, but our current lifestyle devours margin. Therefore, we must be intentional about creating margin in our lives. To be healthy, we need margin in at least four ar eas of our lives: emotional energy, physical energy, us to increase our pace, not slow it down. Having margin seems like an unaffordable luxury to most of us. But is it really? If means the immediate (debt) and long-term (possible bankruptcy) cost is way too high. The costs of living without margin in the areas of emotional energy, physical ener gy and time are also incredibly high. But sadly, we dont see them quite as quickly nor do we recognize their symptoms as being caused by lack of margin in these areas. Emotional margin: Each emotional energy to face each day. When it is exhausted or completely used up we experience emotional pain (frustration, disagreements, sadness, anger, relational problems). Build emotional reserves: cultivate healthy friendships, mend broken relation ships, serve others (it feels good), laugh and play a little, establish limits, and be a thankful person. Dont spend more than you have: Know yourself and your limits. When your emotional energy is low, whenever possible avoid people and situations that drain you rather than uplift you. Physical margin: Many illnesses, injuries, and fatigue are a direct result of overdrafts in our physical energy account. Build physical reserves: get appropriate amounts of sleep each day, take time to rest and relax (God built a day of rest into the fabric of the universe), power nap, exercise, eat healthy, drink lots of water Recognize your bodys warning signs: Know yourself and your limits and commit to stop when the warning sign on the dash Time margin: We have faster transpor tation, more time-saving appliances, more rapid communication than ever before in history and yet we seem to live with much more hurry than did our ancestors. How can that be? Evaluate your use of time: We live in a nano-second culture; we think a microwave is too slow; we covet faster computers and cell phones. Slow down, step back, catch your breath and ask yourself if speed really needs to be your highest priority. Restore time margin: expect the unexpected, almost everything takes longer than we think allow a few extra minutes, learn to say No, monitor your daily TV and computer usage, limit how many activities you take on, practice simplicity and contentment. Financial margin: Who in a world dominated by consumerism. But sadly, in the end, things dont make us happier. Why else are we so nostalgic about the good ole days? Do the math: Input needs to exceed out put! Make a budget and live within it. out commercials and billboards that say youve got to have the latest and greatest to be really happy. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt Hurry and Overload are the diseases of epidemic proportions in our times and we are all constantly exposed. The only cure is margin and we must intentionally create it, it wont just happen. Two Powerful Thieves of Happiness by Miriam Kellogg

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Page 15 I have to admit I am a bit behind the times. Even though I get most of my news online now, Ive never really followed the comment sections of online news articles all that closely. However, a recent article about Ben Carson caught my attention and caused me to dive in more deeply. you who dont know him, Dr. Carson is an outstanding physician with a remarkable life story. Growing up in the ghet toes of Detroit, and gracious God helped Dr. Carson end up as director of pediatric neurosur gery at Johns Hopkins at the age of 33, the youngest person ever appointed to that post. His life story was chronicled in a book, Gifted Hands, which was later turned into a movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Dr. Carson ran into recent trouble by making unfortunate statements while sharing his views on homosexual marriage. He later apologized for his hurtful comments. Having met Dr. Carson, a mild-mannered, humble man, a few years ago, I am sure his apology was very sincere. What I found fascinat ing, though, was the thread of comments posted by readers. Their personal positions on the issue were all over the place as one might expect. What was remarkable, and more than a little disturbing, was the tenor of the comments from both sides. They were intense and at times downright ugly. The people who agreed with Dr. Carsons com ments thundered against his critics and castigated him for apologiz ing for insensitiv ity. Dr. Carsons critics lambasted him for being bigoted and an idiot. What was totally missing in the threads was any kind of discussion about the subject matter (homosexual marriage). and name-calling. I even found myself caught up in the whole thing. When one poster called Dr. Carson an idiot, I responded, Really? And when was the last time you separated Siamese twins joined at the head? In retrospect, Im not happy that I got caught up in it all because I dont think I furthered the discus sion at all. I share this to illustrate how uncivilized our civilization has become, and how easily one can be drawn into its clutches. We live in a pluralistic and diverse society that will inevitably pro on sexuality, but on economic, environmental, bioethical and political fronts as well. How will we dialogue on these things in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat? I will be the that the Church, whom I repre sent, has not always led the way when it comes to open dialogue. Weve entered into our fair share of la beling and name-calling, and for that I am truly sorry. However, I think the street of derision runs call a truce, hold each other ac countable for excesses, and talk about the issues? Rev. Jim Govatos currently serves as Senior Pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church located in Winter Park. A former atheist, Jim is passionate about helping people understand and experience a living faith in Jesus Christ. Please share your thoughts by emailing him at jimg@ alomazone.org By Teona Morris Certied Life Coach and Nutrition/Wellness Coach Our Whole Community, Board of DirectorsSpring is a time for new beginnings! Take a good look at yourself and your home and notice what you like and what you dont like about the space you live in. When it comes to clearing clutter, it isnt just about the stuff itself, its about the life you want to live. While its important to give attention to your physical environment (your home) its equally important to give your body (your spirits home) a Spring cleaning! Your home is a reection of you. Good health starts in your kitchen. Your kitchen needs to be a place that nourishes and sustains you and your family. Cleaning your kitchen isnt just about getting rid of dirt and grime, its about dumping out the junk, the processed and unhealthy products, and making your kitchen a safe zone promoting healthy eating for your family. As a weight loss coach and nutrition counselor, I highly promote choosing foods with no labels as much as possible. Do not eat foods with ingredients you cannot pronounce or those sounding like something in a chemistry lab! Today, more than ever, we hear more and more about the importance of detoxing. Detoxing or cleansing is simply reducing the amount of toxins being brought into your body, while improving your bodys ability to eliminate toxins. Your skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, lymphatic and digestive systems are all responsible for helping rid your body of harmful toxins. If you bring in more toxins than your body can eliminate, you may be setting yourself up for sickness and disease. In todays society, most people eat large quantities of nutrient devoid food. Our Creator did not design our bodies to operate at optimum levels on processed chemical-laden counterfeit foods. Science has recognized that what we eat has a signicant impact on our health and disease prevention. Our body is designed to run on high quality real food. As said by Hypocrites, let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Since we are tri-part beingsbody, mind and spirit, all three parts need to be well nourished in order to experience true wellness. Now is the perfect time to shed your old ways of eating and living and replace them with new, healthy habits and emotions! Also, clean out the negative thoughts about yourself and replace them with positive, empowering thoughts and beliefs! Check in with yourself to see if youre living in an environment that authentically feeds your soul and sense of well-being. Remember, we reap what we sow sow wisely and reap a harvest of good clean living!Spring into a Healthier You! *Fully Licensed and Insured so you have piece of mind!* Our Family is Devoted to Serving Your Familys Home Improvement Needs! We know Your Satisfaction is Our Business!With the real estate market coming back strong there has never been a better time to invest in your home than NOW!Contact us today for your FREE in Home Consultation! SERVICING FAMILIES LIKE YOURS SINCE 2000 Kitchen Remodel Cabinet Installation Custom Tile Installation Painting Handyman and more 407.967.5486www.PrinceHomeImprovements.com Were giving away our Guide Quick Fix Revamps That Wont Cost You a Fortune. Just visit our website to download yours FREE NOW! Tips for Controlling Your AllergiesThis time of year in Central Florida is synonymous with allergies. With a recent nationwide survey nding that 54.6 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive for one or more allergens, its no surprise that one of the most common questions Hao Mimi Tran, M.D., with e Ear, Nose, roat and Plastic Surgery Associates, is asked from patients is, What are some of the ways I can control my allergies? On Wednesday, April 10, Work Well Winter Park and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, hosted Dr. Tran, to participate in the Health Education Series. Because allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, Dr. Tran shared the importance of keeping allergies under control whenever possible and to seek treatment if the symptoms become worse. Relief comes in many forms, from changing your environment to taking medication or even having a minor surgical procedure. Dr. Tran recommends an allergy skin test rst for many patients to nd out what is causing their allergic reaction, which then allows a customized treatment plan to be created for each individual. Some of the common tips Dr. Tran gives to patients vary depending on what they are allergic to at home. Pollens Orlando is constantly ranked as one of the most pollen-dense cities in the U.S. Consider showering or bathing before bedtime to wash o pollen in your hair and on your skin. Whenever possible, avoid spending excess amount of time outdoors on windy, warm days. Dust To reduce dust and dust mites at home, clean your drapes and upholstered furniture regularly. Consider removing or limiting plush toys and feather pillows as well. Carpet is notorious for attracting dust mites, so you may want to replace it with wood or linoleum oors. Be sure to vacuum oen and consider purchasing a high-eciency particulate air lter (HEPA), too. Mold e best way to remove mold in your home is to frequently clean shower curtains, bathroom windows, damp walls and indoor trash cans with a mixture of water and chlorine bleach. Reducing the humidity in your home has also shown to provide relief. Pet Dander Cat and dog dander can collect in your home and take more than four weeks to die down. Consider bathing your pet regularly, purchasing allergenresistant bedding and using a specialized air lter to reduce pet dander. Of course, if these measures do not help, or do not help to as much as you hoped, there are other alternatives including over-the-counter and prescription medicine (such as decongestants and antihistamines), allergy desensitization therapy and minimally invasive surgical procedures. As ENT specialists, the clinical team at Winter Park Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional care and access to the most eective otolaryngology and neurology treatments and services available. To learn more visit www.WinterParkHospital.com. Dialogue helps nothing if its dragged down with insults Jim Govatos Reality Lines How will we dialogue on these things in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat?

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Page 16 Melanoma, a cancer of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes, is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Over the past three de cades, the in cidence in the U.S. alone has tripled, and it is currently one of the top-10 causes of new cancer cases. Most melanomas originate from the skin, though they can also arise from other parts of the body containing melanocytes, includ ing the eyes, brain, spinal cord or mucous membranes. Some mela they spread to other parts of the body, without a documented primary tu mor. While the year survival rate for people diagnosed with mela noma is high, at 92 percent compared to 66 percent for all other can cers, the survival rate decreases dramatically once melanoma spreads to other parts of the body. Very early stage (localized, Stage 0 or I) melanoma has a 90-percent cure rate with surgery, while patients with disseminated Stage IV melanoma have a median life expectancy of less than one year. The ability to spread widely to other parts of the body is a unique characteristic of mela noma that the other more com mon types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, do not possess. This characteristic makes melanoma the deadliest of all skin cancers. Although it only accounts for 4 percent of skin cancers, it ac counts for 80 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths. In the United States, an esti mated 68,130 Americans were newly diagnosed with melanoma last year one every eight min utes and approximately 8,700 Americans will die of melanoma annually. Thats one every hour. Despite tremendous advance ments in medicine, the melanoma death rate has remained static over the past 30 years, while the incidence is rising. Whats the best defense? Early detection and treatment. This can be accomplished through annual skin exams with a dermatologist as well as monthly self-exams. This Melanoma Monday, Dr. Palceski encourages all of you to start a new habit that just might save your life. Schedule your an nual skin exam today. Dr. Dimitry Palceski is a board-certied Dermatologist at Reections Dermatology & Center For Skin Care in Baldwin Park 1301 W. Maitland Blvd.407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation In Celebration of Earth Daycome out to Savannah Court to attend LECTURE ON FLORIDA TREESBy Ed LHeureuxFriday, April 26th 2:00 p.m. Light Refreshments Served Please RSVP 407-645-3990 7015 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765 888-860-4783 | tremont.net Your parents have always been there for you. Now its time to return the favor. 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DR. DIMITRY PALCESKI Guest Writer In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Reections Dermatologys Jessica Holland PA-C will be performing free skin cancer screenings at the Winter Park YMCA on Melanoma Monday (May 6) from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 407-895-8818. rFOR 12 MOS. AFTER INSTANT SAVINGS E NTERTAINM ENT PACKAGEfn tnb New Approved Customers Only. 24-Mo Agreement Required.DIRECT STAR TV rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902 Dr. Dimitry Palceski

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Page 17 April 18 to May 11 The All Night Strut Swing is the thing in this musical celebration of the 1930s and s. The All Night Strut is a musical celebration that carries us through the Depression and blues, bebop and standards to keep our toes tapping to legend Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway funk-jive of Harlem to the sophis ticated El Morocco, All Night Strut is a combination of harmo ny and unbeatable energy open ing at the Winter Park Playhouse on April 18. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org April 18 to May 26 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer This special Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the Sawyer matching wits with Aunt Polly and taking the adventure of his life with Becky and Huckle ters created by Mark Twain and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has thrills, comedy, and a bit of American history for the whole family. The show opens April 18. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orland orep.com for tickets. April 19 to May 26 The Wizard of Oz Enough with sequels and pre quels; each year the Garden The atre in Winter Garden produces a big musical cast from local talent, and each year they do a great job producing Broadway on-stage. This season, from April 19 to May 26, the Garden Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz the one we grew up with the one that exists somewhere over the rainbow. Heres our chance to once again join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Toto as they travel with Dorothy to the Emerald City. In some clever casting, this production has Terry Olson, Orange Coun tys director of arts and cultural affairs, in the role of the Wizard. Call 407-877-4736 or visit garden theatre.org April 25 to May 12 Mad Cows 12th annual Cabaret Festival val the best in town will be even better this season in their new home on Church Street in is host to more than 40 perfor mances of soul, pop, Broadway, comedy, and cabaret headliners including Tony Award Nomi nee Emily Skinner; soul-singer Shoshana Bean, comedy and a celebrity impersonator. The festival runs through May 12 at 54 W. Church St. in Orlando. Call 407-297-8788 or visit orlando cabaret.com April 26, 27 and 28 The annual 100 4 $100 multiartist gallery show Art collectors get ready to rumble! Sanfords Gallery on ment of 100 4 $100, a three-day group show of 100 pieces of art for $100 or less. Coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk, the open ing (and the best buys) will be held on April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 407-323-2774 or visit gallery And looking ahead May 4 United Ways 21st annual Chefs Gala There are some big food & but none are as truly fabulous as the annual Chefs Gala that ben This year festivities begin May 4 at 6:45 p.m. as the sparkling wine auction) at Epcot Center at Walt health and human service pro in need, and with the purchase of a ticket to the Chefs Gala we can help! Call 407-429-2129 or visit hfuw.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. 6 3 3 O s c e o l a A v e n u e, W i n t e r P a rk F L 3 2 7 8 9 4 0 7 6 4 7 6 2 9 4 V i s i t o ur w e bsi t e for m o re i n for m at i on a nd e v e n t s c h edul e at www W i n t e r P a rkP a i n t O u t o r g Saturday, April 20 through Friday, April 26 Wednesday April 24 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunset Paint-In on Lake Killarney 215 S. Orlando Avenue in Winter Park Call 407-740-4005 to reserve your table. Saturday April 27 6:00 to 9:00 pm Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 if available at the door Tickets available online www.polasek.org or call the Museum at (407) 647-6294 Special EventsV i e w a n P u r c a e N e w P a i n n a i l yGardens and Gallery Open, Free to the PublicMonday April 22 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday April 23 through Friday April 26 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday April 27 :00 am to 12:00 noon This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through Saturday, May 4th @ 4-10pm PAID ADMISSION INCLUDES: Delicious Food and Premium Beer & Cocktails, Complimentary Cigar Rolling and Live Music. SPONSORED BY: Watch The 139th KentucKy Derby LIVE at the WINTER PARK Country Club Reserve your ticket at winterparkannual.com | 321-396-7790 Presented byWinter Park Annual C M Y CM MY CY CMY K wpa_derby_print_ad_5X8.pdf 1 4/9/13 1:36 AM This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater STARBUCK Fri-Sun 3:45, 9:15 Mon Thurs 9:15Two Hit Films from the 2013 Florida Film Festival Return to Enzian!Midnight Movie THE ABCS OF DEATH Fri-Sat 11:59PM LORE Fri-Sun 1:00, 6:30 Mon Thurs 6:30 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar

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If you are looking for good old-fashioned summer fun that includes creeks and critters, wildlife and wetlands, pine trees and pollinators, hikes and happy discoveries, then check out the Young Naturalist Summer Camp at Mead Botanical Garden. Mead Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Winter Park, is a true hidden treasure. is wonderful 47-acre urban oasis is so beautiful you will want to share it with absolutely everyone. And, its so natural and serene that youll be tempted to keep it a secret. is is the fantastic setting that elementary-aged kids who attend the Young Naturalist Summer Day Camp at Mead Garden get to experience every day. With a running creek, hiking trails, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, buttery garden and large pond thats home to turtles, sh and wading birds, theres much for campers to discover, see and do every day. e spacious Discovery Barn serves as the camp base headquarters where arts, cras, environmental activities, gardening and games take place. roughout the week, visiting experts and certied naturalists bring mammals, reptiles, insects and interesting plants for campers to learn about and see up close. Young Naturalist Campers explore Mead Gardens unique wildlife habitats, hike the wetlands boardwalk, play games, learn fun survival skills and engage in age-appropriate arts and cras. Campers learn about environmental awareness, wildlife, plants, birds, butteries, crawling insects, water conservation and ecology all in a loving, fun and safely supervised environment. Camp is led by a team of cheerful certied teachers, master naturalists and fun counselors who love kids and love to inspire adventure. Camp curriculum and activities are designed to foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors. Connecting children, nature and fun is what its all about. Camp runs Monday to Friday, each week from June 10 through July 26 (no camp week of July 2.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aer camp supervision available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each camper receives a Young Naturalist Camp t-shirt and water bottle. Snacks are provided daily; lunch is provided on Fridays. Register before May 1 for a discounted rate of $190 per child per week. ($205 per child for registrations received aer May 1.) Many children sign up for multiple weeks of camp. Additional Young Naturalist program highlights include nature walks, creek exploration, safe animal encounters, plant propagation, gardening, science games and experiments, rolling down the hillside, making memories and lasting friendships. Your kids will love the adventure; you will appreciate the learning goals linked to school success. Visit www.meadgarden.org to register online or download a registration form. Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. Where do kids go for good old-fashioned summer fun? Mead Botanical Garden!

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Page 19 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Singing teacher and student relation ships, I learned in my early New York days, are iffy matters indeed. I was lucky who taught, advised, and was like a fa ther to me until his death eight years later. Maestro had come from Italy some years before with the renowned Italian tenor Tito Schipa, married an American singer, and settled down in New York City to live and teach. The minute I began to sing with maestro, I knew that he was the teacher for me, for he made my singing natural, easy, beautiful, and more powerful as we went along. Also, he liked me! On the 57th Street sidewalk a lot of us young singers had the habit of meeting and talking aboutwhat elsesinging with our teachers. Most of my young friends had, over a period of time, several different teachers and were always on the lookout for someone new and better. They seemed to have the idea that they needed more teachers than one to reach the top. Actually, the opposite is usually the case. I never went to anyone but my beloved Maestro Bellini, and he and his wife became lasting personal friends. Some of my lessons were, of course, better than others, but I considered this fact as something to expect from daily variations in my own abilities. After a year, I knew that I was good enough to make a debut in New York whenever the right opportunity came. That opportunity came during a lesson one day when maestro said, I invited someone to come today to your lesson to hear you sing a couple of arias. A few minutes later that someone arrived, and it was no less than Dimitri Mitropoulos who was a famous opera conductor as well as the principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Mitropoulos sat down at the piano, and without any music, asked me if I Recondita Armonia. I nodded as Mitropoulos began to play. Thank God I conductor then began the introduction Mitropoulos stood up, shook my hand and surprised me with his Americanism comment, Youre the real McCoy. He asked if I would like to sing the leading role in Tosca twice late in July with soprano Eleanor Steber and the New York Philharmonic. I was too overcome to do anything but smile and nod my head. sang Tosca with Maestro until I knew the role of Cavaradossi perhaps as well as any tenor on Earth. The day came when the whole cast met with Mitropoulos in a room on Park Avenue, and we sang through the whole opera together. Along the way, each of us leading singers had a question or two to ask of Maestro Mitro poulos. A few days later, on a blazing hot July dium, where the New York Philharmonic was sitting behind us in staircase fashion. Down front on the stage were the cast and conductor. The chorus was divided into two parts on either side of the orchestra, and left the stage after they had sung their only performance part in Act 1. After the rehearsal I took the subway ternoon I had a meal in a restaurant next door, then put on my white tux jacket, black tie, shirt and tux pants, and took Stadiumand to stardom! About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) The inexplicableness of it all. Either the Boston Marathon explosions were the acts of the insane or the work of the unheard. Regardless, innocence is the victim. An 8-year-old child waiting for his victorious father to complete the mara thon is what? Murdered. To what end? Because the voices had become too loud to ignore and the deranged driven to wreak havoc? When New York Citys Twin Towers were leveled, it was reasonable to ask why would the perpetrators go to such to kill so many? Some Americans dont like such questions because it somehow suggests culpability on our nations part. That American imperialism, militarism and meddlesome foreign policy were somehow a factor. But you have to won der, why were equivalent buildings, say, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil not targeted? To what degree do American actions create the feedback loop that has foreign ers lined-up to murder us? Some anti-terrorism experts were sug gesting on Tuesday that the bomb was crudely constructed, perhaps the cre ation of a homegrown terrorist showing solidarity with his foreign brothers. That would be a disappointing development as the predictable response ratchets up the suspicion and surveillance of our neigh bors (all citizens indirectly). Identify the culprits as American Muslims and that entire community suffers. I dont think it the work of crazy homegrown white boys (see Timothy McVeigh), as a U.S. government building was not the target. These spineless goofs/ cowards are quite the puzzling phenome na. America is such a large, diverse nation that you can simply disappear to Obscure, Oklahoma or Remote, Oregon and live the independent life. Why slaughter inno cence because the guberment might take my guns? McVeigh had such concerns. That leaves the out-and-out crazy among us who saw things in the win dow heard things at the door. This, to me, is unsettling. We like rhyme and reason to our explanations. Whenever I hear that someone was murdered, I ask, Did he have it coming? Of course that is a joke, but we prefer a causal relationship to our violence. A jealous boyfriend. The employee. The deranged Second Amend ment patriot. We prefer some underly ing explanation crazy as it may sound to us for the (any) violence. I dont know where the investiga tion will lead or if justice will ever be achieved and truth served. What I do know is that life will go on. Not so much for the harmed, but for the rest of us for sure. If your daughter is being married this Saturday, that ceremony of life will occur. Toasts will be offered. Exuberant dancing, perhaps even a Chicken Dance or two will get the attendees on their feet. And the exhausted couple will leave on their honeymoon, perhaps without a thought at all of the unfolding develop ments in Boston. Blessedly so. That is one of the dichotomies of liv ing. All of us to varying degrees subli mate the tragedies and sorrows associated with our species, with being alive. Very soon in our development we determine our outcomes. By age 7 or 8 I realized I wasnt getting out alive. While disap pointing it is what are we to do about it? As mythologist Joseph Camp bell so cogently observed, Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. 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 Reect. Respond. Rejoice. Subway to success Louis Roney Play On! An eye-opening statement Recently developer Dan Bellows proposed to the Winter Park City Commission a plan for his Ravaudage development a so-called Interlocal agree ment, which would return to his development 50 percent of all taxes collected by the city for the next 30 years. Mayor Ken Bradley pronounced the plan dead on ar rival, as well he should. In one of the most asinine statements I have ever heard better than 100 percent of noth ing. If it doesnt get developed, its going to be an eyesore and contribute nothing to the tax rolls. This sounds like a grocery store buy-one-get-one free deal! Guess who would pick up the other 50 percent of the costs the rest of Winter Park taxpayers. Doesnt the full taxation on a property represent the cost of providing city services to that property? Maybe the deal should then include providing just 50 percent of all city services, i.e. or answering every other call to law enforcement. Next, he said, If it doesnt get developed... Is it reasonable to believe that absolutely nothing would be built on these 73 acres over the next 30 years? Mr. Bel lows got his Community Devel opment District, similar to what many other communities have stand on its own two feet. If it is a viable endeavor, and I have every reason to believe that Mr. Bellows needs nor deserves an extrava gant handout from the city. If reasoning such as this is the the citizens of Winter Park can only hope for the next election to get here before this commissioner can do any more damage to our city. Richard Rudy Winter Park through 14, and attracted more the events that took place in Maitland (at Enzian Theater), in Winter Park (both at Regal Theaters and Central Park) and in Winter Garden. It was a blast! Ive covered the event for the 91.5 radio in Winter Park and for this newspaper. Never before have the festival events been so well received by festivalgo ers, and so painstakingly put together by festival organizers. My favorite moments of this years show were An Evening with Tippi Hedren, the lead ing lady of Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds shot in 1963 and screened at Enzian before a crowd of about 250 people. The actress took the stage after the screening and talked about her and her animal rights advocacy actions. Afterwards, audience members got to ask questions. I asked her if there was any con nection between the name of her the name of the character she played in Birds, and she said, No connection. Melanie was born in 1960. A brunch with The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes offered even more insight in a 50-word Q&A. The festival normally pres ents independent or foreign than 1,500 that were submitted for presentation. Many were just a riot! Others were quite serious and all in between. Even though I managed to get to the festival all 10 days, it was just simply impossible to make it to screen English subtitles called Renoir, pressionist artist later in his life. It was so very real to me, and I suppose it didnt hurt that the thing to imagine when showing him painting a nude model. There were private parties and parties open to the public that went well, with a salient exception, which I wont get into here. At Enzian, all the movies were screened in the cafe theatre where you could order off of an extensive menu. The food and drink were delicious, and made movie going an even more enjoyable experience. It was a pretty simple task to look at the reviews in our local newspapers, buy your tickets attend the festival. Tickets rea sonable and well worth it. Kudos to our pillar of inde Matthew Curtis, who is in his 12th year as head of program Florida Film Festival shined JOSEPH RUBEL Guest Writer Letter to the editor

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Page 32 Saturday, April 20th 5303 High Park Lane, Baldwin Park FL 32814 4 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,844 SF | $735,000 Gorgeous Baldwin Park home located on an oversized corner lot with a large backyard! Features include hardwood floors, a wonderful loft-style bonus room and a spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace! The wide open kitchen has a large eat-in area, breakfast bar, beautiful cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel ap pliances. The downstairs master suite has a spacious walk-in closet, garden tub and double sinks. Bonuses include a two car garage and a fantastic studio apartment that is perfect for guests or a nanny! Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM Sunday, April 21st 919 Poinciana Lane, Winter Park FL 32789 6 BR | 4 BA | 3,534 SF | $750,000 Beautiful custom home built in 2004upgrades are numerous! Hardwood and tile floors throughout, vast amounts of storage, large loft and second laundry room. Light and bright with an open floor plan that makes it ideal for enter taining. Chefs kitchen with solid maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless professional grade appliances. The large downstairs master suite has a walk-in closet. Private pool area and access to Lake Maitland! Hosted by: Padgett McCormick from 2-4 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. You will love the spacious master bedroom with jetted tub and his/hers closets! Bonuses in clude 3 car garage and access to Winter Park Chain-of-Lakes. Hosted by: Jenni Sloan from 2-4 PM 883 Moonluster Drive, Casselberry FL 32707 4 BR | 3 BA | 2,470 SF | $279,900 Fabulous home located in a quiet, gated community! The spacious eat-in kitchen features a granite topped center island, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinets. The large master suite is complete with a sitting area! Formal liv ing and dining rooms have been upgrad ed with rich wood flooring and crown molding. The big screened porch is great for those beautiful Florida days and over looks the backyard and golf course! Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM POST LAKE APARTMENTS introducing a new phase of luxury apart ments at Post Lake at Baldwin Park. 4688 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814. 407-304-3545. www.postprop erties.com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT Historic Olde Winter Park Home Renovated circa 1915 charmer, 3BR/2.5BA, original heart of pines floors, brick fireplace, formal rooms, private study + a spacious 1/1 guest house w/ views of Lake Mizell. 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We made it very clear that if you fail to strictly comply then the city clerk really doesnt have any discretion, Brown said at a Commission meeting April 8. The rule changes will also cut down on hastily submitted lastplications submitted within two days of the ballot deadline being thrown out. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is offering veterans and active military members the chance to learn how to start their own businesses from a successfully proven program. The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) is the host to the Central Florida pilot program of the Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture Veteran Entrepreneur course. The program has been taught on military bases around the country with 300 participants so far. The 30 hour class, which is open to both veterans and active military members, costs $100 and will teach business and networking skills, give attendees access to their own military business owner advisory board for advice and support, and will connect them to other military business resources in the area. The Incubation Program is designed to create an environment for businesses to be suc Gordon Hogan, director of the veterans the opportunity to make a good decision. Rafael Caamano, assistant di rector for the UCFBIP, said that still in a rough state. After re tiring, many military members ployed. Their next option is to a business, which is a popular choice. Veterans own nine per cent of business in the United likely to become an entrepreneur compared to people with no active-duty military experience, according to 2011 research from the Course objectives veteran decide if their idea is fea Flocks of supporters have gathered together in towns across Central Florida petition ing to legalize the keeping of backyard chickens, with Mai tland being the most recent to hop on the bandwagon in March. The Maitland Backyard Chicken Initiative, an idea hatched by resident John Endicott, has garnered nearly half of port of the city changing its code to allow backyard chickens since Other cities are doing it, so Maitland should too, Endicott said. Hes modeled the Maitland petition, urging the city to re move chickens from its prohib ited list of live poultry, off a similar effort started in Winter Park last year by resident Ra signatures in August. Both hope to encourage cities to allow no ers, which are noisy and unneckept in backyard coops. Whited and Endicott each said their ideas spurred from an desire to control and take ownership of their food source through the eggs, citing concern over an ever-industrializing commercial food market. If you went and bought a chicken from a grocery store, they couldnt tell you where it came from, the same with eggs, many problems with that. Following Whiteds presentation of the petition to the Win ter Park Commission in August, the city opted to not take any action regarding allowing urban hens until results of Orlandos backyard chicken trial program, which began last May, were made public. On April 8 of this year, the Orlando City Commission, af ter citing a positive response and zero complaints, voted to expand its Urban Chicken Piallowed to set up coups. Whited has presented that information to the city, and is waiting to see where Winter Park will take it from there. In Maitland, the process of evaluating chicken legality is fellow resident Doreen Olive seek out meetings with city staff change application process. To do so, theyll have to go through Maitlands Development Re view Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission before PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERRoosters cant roost in Maitland, but hens soon may as the Maitland City Council examines whether to give the go-ahead to an idea thats gaining public support. Please see CHICKENS on page 6UCF offers business start-up help to veteransMaitland awakens chicken initiativeSARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about the Maitland Backyard Chicken Initiative, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ MaitlandChickens or their petition page on Change.org at tinyurl.com/ MaitlandChickens BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Please see VETERANS on page 2 Controversial election led city to remove qualification gray areas

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Page 3 of the hard work and dedication of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa diverse Central Florida groups having teamed up and worked to gether that has made this regional transportation system possible for all of our citizens. We are all grate ful for their tireless efforts and are anticipating its opening with great excitement. ly tied to the ridership feeder systems that are in place when it opens. Obviously, if you cant get the ridership to and from the successful and this failure will greatly harm the region. With that simple fact in mind, and wanting to do our part to make tran sit a success in Central Florida, Casselberry, Longwood and two counties to help implement a phase-one demonstration of a transit system called FlexBus. the cities, Federal Transit Author ity (FTA), the state, and LYNX in experience for innovative transit technologies. Additionally, the cit ies of Eatonville, Lake Mary and Winter Park have also expressed system is successful, we believe it will be a foundation for expansion and help assure the future success of commuter rail and our individual local economies in Central Florida without continued reliance solely on the automobile. From the start, critical to the development and success of Flex Bus, is the partnership that we have formed with LYNX. As Cen tral Floridas regional bus trans portation authority, they have the expertise and the responsibility to move transit passengers through their bus system. Their role is im portant in making this passenger travel experience a seamless one munity. They alone have the pri mary eligibility to receive federal funding and manage an operating system. Our four cities do not. It is because of this partnership that to move forward and agree to lion cost of the demonstration bus service as requested by LYNX in November 2012. Until recently, when we re ceived letters from David Healey on March 18, 2013, and John Lewis on April 3, 2013, the four cities had no idea that LYNX had reeval uated its position and changed its commitment to us. The reasons they gave for changing their po sition are unfounded. First, you cannot have Title VI concerns ized, the service parameters have been established, and months of operational results of the system have been analyzed. As for their concern about limited connectivity between residential and retail land uses with a concentration on work-based trips, this has always been the goal of FlexBus from day one; emphasizing employment ridership. Likewise the availabil ity of this service to anyone was never in question, nor was the cashless quality or technology of the system to be based solely on cell phones. It is very disconcerting that here at the critical stage of the implementation of FlexBus, these letters from the staff at LYNX display such an obvious lack of goals, and the methods necessary to achieve those goals. It seeming ly has shifted solely to us to implement the demonstration system. The real damage is much greater than to the four cities, but to the whole commuter rail system in Central Florida. Without LYNXs expertise, oversight and future funding capability, the prospect to and from the stations is in real The four cities urge LYNX to renew their commitment to Cen tral Florida by quickly releasing the RFP for equipment and ser vice costs for the system, applying for the state grant already funded through FDOT, and rededicating themselves to oversee the FlexBus four cities more than a year ago. Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR FlexBus needs LYNX We Appreciate You!Volunteers are the HEART of Cornerstone Hospice! Everyday you make a dierence in the lives of our patients even though it may not always be an easy assignment or a conenient time. Your compassion has changed our community. You have touched the lives of our patients, families and our sta in ways that arent measurable, in ways that will last longer than any of us. e countless hours you each selessly give never ceases to amaze me. In 2012 Cornerstone Hospice Volunteers contributed over 43,000 seless hours for a savings of over 940,000 Dollars!! We have much to be grateful for. Without a doubt the greatest of these are our olunteers. We praise you now during National Volunteer Week. and every other day of the year. ank you so much for blessing our lives, Your Cornerstone Hospice Family VolunteersLicense 5019096 It is very disconcerting that here at the critical stage of the implementation of FlexBus, these letters from the staff at LYNX display such an obvious lack of understanding of this project

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Page 5 April 25 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commission meet ing Monday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in City terest:Mayors Report 100th anniversary wastewater plant operator Update Non-action items Consent Agenda tracts and solicitations (for a full listing, please visit cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Commission Agenda). Development Review Committee for the Action items requiring discussion Public hearings drive-through bank teller lane to the exist Clinic: changing the future land use designations Agency Program Agreement with Florida Department of Transportation for the de neighborhood sidewalks. nances related to amending various sec tions and chapters of the Comprehensive p.m. agenda on the home page of cityofwinter park.org under Whats New > City Commission Agenda.Earth Day celebration this SaturdayThe city and Rollins College present Earth Day in the Park & Arbor Day Tree educational workshops, live music, rope course, interactive public art displays, the expert advice of the citys Urban Forestry free bike valet service and tree giveaways. Congratulations Purchasing Division!The citys Purchasing Division has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement by the Florida As (FAPPO). The award was established to recognize organizational excellence in procurement and acknowledge agencies that meet or exceed benchmarks and best practices in the procurement profession. Winter Park is one of only 13 agencies to receive the award in the state of Florida. Congratulations!Dinner on the AvenueAlthough all the reserved tables are sold out, if you have never witnessed the colors, creativity and energy of Dinner on the Avenue, this is a must-see social event and 1,200 diners will be wildly decorated along Park Avenue between New England Avenue and Morse Boulevard. Attendees create themes for their tables and them selves that range from I Love Lucy, to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory, to the roaring s. Park Avenue becomes an eclectic mix of our worlds most memora ble decades, movies and television shows intertwined with elegance, creativity and the city employees that help put this fantastic event together for the past 12 years!Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark. org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Your Future. Your Control. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 04/08/2013. Rates subject to change at any time without prior notice. Fees may reduce earnings. Offer applies to new accounts only; Public Funds are not eligible. Account must be opened on or before April 30, 2013 to qualify. 1. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 up to $500,000 will earn 1.00% APY. Offer applicable to initial 18-month term only. The one time option to bump-up APY up to .25% to match the rate offered by the Bank for this product is available during the initial 18-month CD term when the current rate offered by the Bank (excluding CD promotional offers) for this product increases above 1.00% APY currently in effect. CD will automatically renew to a standard 18-month CD at the current rate and APY. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. 547 0413 FCB Customer Service 11.00%APY Stronger Than Ever. You and a guest are invited to attend the advance screening of PAIN & GAINlive your american dream!IN THEATERS friday, APRIL 26PAINANDGAINMOVIE.COMTickets are available while supplies last. Seating is NOT guaranteed and is on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO RECEIVE AN ADVANCE SCREENING PA SS FOR TWO GO TO WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP AND ENTER THE CODE: WPMO2DT0

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Page 6 The Rollins Tars got the best game of their three-game series on the diamond last weekend. Then back. The win in game one could largely be placed on starter An thony Figliolias shoulders thanks strikeout performance that re sulted in only one earned run on the board. Figliolia nearly went the full nine before surrendering a homerun and putting two on base. Eric Morse stepped in to get a groundout for his second save of the season. Rollins spread the offense around in its three-run, six-hit ef ing the team with two hits and an RBI. The next two games started leading those games, but ended in frustration as they allowed two straight comebacks to bite them and cost them the series. innings, but gave up 10 hits and three runs in the process. Jack Murray pitched two innings of relief but gave up two runs on a single hit and picked up the loss in the process. Murrays two-in ning outing was a bizarre affair in which he faced 11 batters but only was credited with six at bats after giving up a walk, an intentional after Florida Tech took the lead. home for a three-game set against The teams split their last series. 7TH ANNUAL SHRED EVENT NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE! Rollins splits FIT series the idea is formally presented to Council. Having proposed the idea to so far, Olive said shes received wanting to hear the idea out. Councilman John Lowndes said its an idea he supports the city looking into, as long as proper procedures are put in place to monitor and oversee the chickens when allowed. said hes interested in hearing what the public has to say once the idea of backyard chickens is proposed to Council, but said he initially doesnt see any problem with allowing them to roost in properly zoned backyards. said. I dont think you should restrict people from having things as long as theyre taken care of and dont bother the neighbors. Endicott said hes hopeful that his petition will spread and con tinue to educate local residents common misconceptions, from noise to smell, that come with the idea of roosting chickens. I think word is spreading that having [chickens] really isnt that hard, Endicott said. Its like any other pet, only with the added ing and knowing youll have a fresh egg or two for breakfast.CHICKENS | Mayor likes chicken idea CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff

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Page 7 APRIL 19 Animals and pets of all kinds will be blessed in both Christian and Jewish tra ditions at the Blessing of the Animals event Friday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at Win ter Park Care and Rehab, located at 2970 Scarlet Road in Winter Park. Human and animal treats will be provided. Call 407671-8030 for more information on this event. One Senior Place Greater Orlando, located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs, will have its Senior Living Options Day on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Visit oneseniorplace.com or call 407-949-6733 for more information. On Friday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Cornell Fine Arts System, in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History at Rollins College, will host Coalescence, an exhibition debuting the work of 10 senior studio art majors from the Class of 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, lo cated at 1000 Holt Ave., building No. 303, in Winter Park. Visit cfam.rollins.edu or call 407-646-2498 for more information. The 17th annual Doug Spencer Golf Challenge will tee off at Falcons Fire Golf Club, located at 3200 Seralago Blvd. in Kissimmee, Friday, April 19. The event will benet the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Visit centraloridahomeless.org or call 407-426-1255 for more information. Hannibal Square Heritage Center, located at 642 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park, will host Preaching to the Trees and the Animals: The Folk Art of O.L. Samuels from Friday, April 19 to Sept. 7. Samuels will meet and greet guests at the opening reception Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center. Visit hanni balsquareheritagecenter.org for more information. The construction of a world class Veter ans Memorial Park, adjacent to the VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, will break ground Friday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will begin at 9:30 a.m. Visit cfvmpf.org for more information on this event. Rollins College will host Voices for the Silenced Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mills Lawn at Rollins Col lege, located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. The event will commemorate the epidemic of LGBT suicides and bullying that has occurred in recent years. There will be speakers, posters and a free BBQ lunch. Call 407-646-2000 for more infor mation on this event.APRIL 20Keep Winter Park Beautiful will host the second annual Earth Day in the Park and Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Saturday, April 20, in Central Park. There will be a series of workshops focused on garden ing, as well as KWPBs upcoming Winter Park Blooms initiative, Learning to Fish with Anglers for America, and decorative air plant gardening. The Legendary JCs will provide live music, and the park will be lled with interactive up-cycled art in stallations curated by Keep Winter Park Beautiful and community partners. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information on this event. The 12th annual Winter Park Dinner on the Avenue will be Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Park Avenue will be lled with diners and festively decorated tables for the one-night-only event. The event is sold out. Visit cityofwinterpark. org for more information on this event. The fourth annual Hannibal Square Heri tage Center Folk Art and Craft Festival will be at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, located at 642 W. New England Ave., Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit hannibalsquareheritagecenter. org for more information on this event. Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Visit cfearthday.org for more information on this event. The Winter Park Paint Out will begin Saturday, April 20 and continue through Saturday, April 27, at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Ave. Attendees will be able to see plein air artists at work. Visit win terparkpaintout.org for more information. APRIL 21The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando will host an Israel Independence Day Festival Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Those who purchase activity tickets in advance will save $5. Visit orlandojcc.org for more information on this event. APRIL 23On Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will host an event at Rollins College that discusses why poetry should still exist and what value it brings to the life experience. A poetry contest will be a part of the event, and the winner will be highlighted in Or lando Life Magazine. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Winter Park Plaza, Rollins College Build ing, located at 330 W. Fairbanks Ave. Call 407-646-2000 for more information on this event. On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Books to Die For will continue at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave., with The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer. Call 407-647-7700 for more information on this event. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. 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Page 8 Lifestyles Theyre rooting for their knight as he bravely gallops his horse across the stadium, lifting his arm to signal the cheers. One side roars with enthusiasm while the other boos with gusto and disdain. He represents them theyre winners if he is, they think, as they grab their greasy chicken leg, tearing a piece off and washing it down with a gulp from their golden goblet. A trip to Medieval Times is just one of the ways a Rollins College literature class called Dungeons and Dragons gets to live medi eval. The class, taught by Jana Mathews, whose research special izes in medieval England, focuses on the study of medieval litera ture and culture, and how that relates to modern times. The class explores the Middle Ages in many ways, and culminates in the col each kingdom of students will have a special Middle Age themed ware to sell or trade. Theres multiple ways to learn a principle or concept Im a fan of experiential learning, Mathews said. Mathews, who teaches litera ture, said she features some alter native learning methods in all her classes, but Dungeons and Drag ons is her most extreme course, complete with a disclaimer for students to expect to do some out-of-the-box assignments. She expects her students to partici pate, to live medieval, even if it means acting a little silly. A trip dents bouncing balls off a wooden sword, and chugging soda while pretending its a contest featuring tasty, warm ale. It sets her apart, and its the reason theres a waiting list to take her course. The students get to learn in a different way when Mathews is their professor, and it helps them remember what theyve learned on the day of the test, she said. Its also a class that, many years down the road, will still be with them. That message becomes more imprinted on their lives, she said. Mathews takes what the stu dents know about medieval cul ture and uses it in her class. While many medieval academics might scorn movies like Braveheart or A Knights Tale, Mathews lets that become the gateway to students interest. That time peeveryday a football game with quarterback heroes to cheer for is very similar to rooting for a brave knight and Mathews tries to make students see that. They get to take something thought of *OFFER PERTAINS EXCLUSIVELY TO BED & BATH LINENS BY YVES DELORME. DISCOUNT MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER, AND CANNOT BE APPLIED TO PREVIOUS PURCHASES. EXCLUDES GIFT CARD PURCHASES. QUALIFYING PURCHASE MUST BE BEFORE TAX. FEATURED : POSTCARD & TROPICS for $100 off | CLASSIC IRON BEDS558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida407-982-4319 www.ClassicIronBeds.com GLENDA K. MASSIE, P.A.Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 400 Park Avenue South, Suite 210 Winter Park, FL 32789 407-697-8796 glenda.massie@oridamoves.com Your Maitland address at only $279,000 Fabulous 4 bedroom split plan home wraps your gorgeous Screened pool & covered lanai. 2,310 sq. ft. perfectly planned for entertaining & enjoyment of the Florida life-style. Updated kitchen w/ss appliances, renovated baths, replace, security system, newer windows, huge 13x07 inside utility & abundant storage is just a short list of the desirable features of this home. Not a short sale or bank owned so close as quickly as you like!A Truly Extraordinary Home offered at $950,000 Dramatic 3563 Sq Ft a new home transformed with dramatic appointments throughout. The list of amenities include a 27x11 ground oor master w/sepa rate 12x12 custom closet with marble island & sumptuous master bath w/23 soaker tub, shower & double vanity. Gourmet kitchen equipped w/Kitchen Aid double ovens, warming oven, Kraus sink & separate wine frig/bar sink. Media room, all new baths, hardwood, new roof, electrical, plumbing, surround sound & custom window coverings add to the endless list of must haves. KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVERJana Mathews Dungeons and Dragons class draws similarities between medieval times and the modern world, learning how customs shaped todays culture and society. Please see MEDIEVAL on page 9GoingMEDIEVALAn unusual and popular Rollins College class spends time reading medieval period literature while performing sonnets and going on questsBRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff Jana Mathews and her students will be hosting a medieval inspired faire, where each of the class kingdoms will have a special middle ages ware to sell. The faire takes place on the Rollins College campus on April 18 and is open to all students and the public.

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Page 9 as just a bit of pop culture, for ex ample Harry Potter, and look at it a little deeper, as literature, said student Ashley Malans. She incorporates so much of modern life in medieval culture, said student Mandy McRae. Then, she uses her experimen tal teaching methods to make it stick. Its tough teaching medi eval literature its written almost in a different language, it can be dry and its challenging, Mathews said. Its hard to make it fun and engaging, but she does it. During the year, students have become bards and sang love sonnets to other students around campus Shakespeare-style, gone on quests and performed plays about a mysterious medieval manuscript acquired by the college. She can make something te dious be alive in a way I wouldnt have thought possible, said Zack Uliasz, an English major at Rol lins. And thats what she aims to do, even if it means having students battle it out using foam swords. It gives them something to feel; it makes it relevant to them. It teaches you that texts are alive, Mathews said. That texts are living organisms. r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com APRIL 20Workout 32789 and the Winter Park Day Nursery will offer a Young Athletes Circuit Breaker Challenge Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. The event at Workout 32789, located at 244 Pennsylvania Ave. in Winter Park, will feature two age groups to keep things competitive. Dona tions of $15 per athlete will go to the Winter Park Day Nursery, which teaches kids with the help of local donations. For more information, email tellme@workout32789 or visit the Workout 32789 Facebook page. On Saturday, April 20, the Mace donia Missionary Baptist Church of Eatonville will host a free annual Health and Wellness Fair starting at 10 a.m., at the Hungerford Prep High School Auditorium, located at 100 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Eatonville. Screenings being provided at the event include: mammograms, bone density, vision, hearing, asthma, HIV, spinal, balance, cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, body fat analysis, sports and school physi cals for teens, mini physicals and medication evaluations. There will also be a blood drive, as well as more than 50 exhibitors, door prizes, free entertainment, free food and free activities for children. Activities at the events will include: face painting, a Wii game theater, a bounce house apparatus and field games. Call 407-647-0010 for more information on this event. Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) will host the third annual Step Right Up! Volunteer Carnival Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heart of Florida United Way, lo cated at 1940 Traylor Blvd. in Or lando. The carnival is a free, familyfriendly event to celebrate National Volunteer Month. Chaired by Or lando Police Chief Paul Rooney, the carnival will include more than 20 game booths, free food and prizes, as well as opportunities to take part in on-site volunteer projects supporting HFUWs focus on alleviating hunger and homelessness, developing healthy families, building safe communities through edu cation and improving financial sta bility. Representatives from partner agencies will also be present to share information about additional volunteer opportunities. Visit hfuw. org for more information. The Art & History MuseumsMai tland (A&H), located at 231 W. Packwood Ave., will host Family Days at the museum Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. The program will take place in A&Hs Maitland Art Center. This months theme, which is Summer Family Fun, will give families the chance to learn about the many workshops and classes that A&H is offering this summer. Visit artandhistory.org for more in formation or call 407-539-2181 for more information on this event. Winter Park Presbyterian Church and Preschool, located at 400 S. Lakemont Ave., is hosting a free community arts day on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is a hands-on art day for children to engage with their parents and peers to make art and have fun. The event is open to the public. Contact Katherine John son at 407-782-4697 or Catherine Cross at 336-508-2407 for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com MEDIEVAL | Getting students involved helps them remember CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 She can make something tedious be alive in a way I wouldnt have thought possible. Zack Uliasz, English major at Rollins

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Page 10 Legends Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for Leadership Legends 2013! is ve-week program is an opportunity to engage, connect and educate our older adults, as well as, capture their passion and experien ce to tackle community issues aecting Winter Park. Class members participate in educational sessi ons, tours and candid conversations with community leaders. Topics such as government, the history of our City, health and wellness, education and the arts will be explored with a back stage pass to Winter Park. e curriculum not only encourages active living life-long learning and participation in our community, it also enables our older adults to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences. Leadership Legends 2013 Session Dates Welcome Retreat & Reception Wednesday, May 8; 4 6 p.m. Historical Winter Park Wednesday, May 15; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Leadership Winter Park Luncheon ursday, May 16; 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Our Town Wednesday, May 22; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Health & Wellness Wednesday, May 29; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Education, Culture & Wrap Up Wednesday, June 5; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Requirements: 60 years of age or older Fees: $50, includes all activities, lunches and transportation (scholarships available) Register by: April 26, 2013 For more information on Leadership Legends contact: Patrick Chapin at (407) 644-8281 or email pchapin@winterpark.org Program supported by: Winter Park Chamber of Commerce 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 Ph: (407) 644-8281 www.winterpark.org 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. ISTOCKPHOTOObesity still high in Orange, SeminoleProfessor blames absent parents for obesity, chronic illnesses Kids are getting bigger and bigger but not in the good, growing-up way. According to the recently released 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, which ranks each county and state in the coun try according to various health factors, the obe sity and inactivity rate has remained high in Or ange and Seminole counties. And University of its kids who are tipping the scales. ment and Informatics, said obesity among chil dren is a result of iPod parenting putting an electronic device in front of a child to exercise their brain instead of their bodies. He also said parents forced to work more, post-recession, has forced kids to learn from one another, often cre ating poor eating habits to pair with their sedentary lifestyle. The population were greatly concerned about is the younger population, kids in school, matter the economic standards, is that kids are not eating right, they dont get enough exercise and as a result, were seeing factors that are very Please see RANKINGS on page 11MEGAN STOKES Observer Staff

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Page 11 disturbing. ranked as the second healthiest No. 4, but Seminole County Health Department director Swannie Jett said the criteria changed slightly so their rank cant be compared year to year. Socioeconomic status in the county is a large contributing factor to its high ranking, Jett said. There are many more college edu cated adult residents 79 percent than in neighboring Orange County, which has 64 percent. Orange ranked No. 16 in the state overall. We also have good access to care so we can offer more preven tative services. We are working on more partnerships so patients dont fall through the cracks. The community works together to solve some of the issues, Jett said. Still, both Orange and Semi nole counties experienced a rise in the percentage of children liv ing in poverty from 17 percent in 2002 to 26 percent this year in Orange and from 10 percent to 17 percent during the same time period in Seminole. Thats com pared to 25 percent in the state and 14 percent as the national benchmark. affects the healthful aspects of a community. Even with more money and better education, Sem inole still nearly matched Orange Countys adult obesity rate of 27 with 25 percent. There was no rank in the report for childhood obesity. One would expect a more af lation would have the resources to access the things for a better life. But diabetes [and other chronic illnesses related to poor eating and exercise regimens] is becom ing an epidemic in this country. Thats happening in Orange and parents staying home with their children instead of working is not a realistic solution. Rather, enroll ing kids in extra-curricular activities or supervised programs that keeps their bodies moving could be the silver bullet to a healthier youth. He said there are a number of affordable or even free programs parents can access, such as the YMCA or the Boys & Girls Club. Were not going to say to mom, You have to stay home now. You have to organize activities or work with agencies that organize these activities, get them into sports programs that get them moving instead of kids sit ting on the couch playing on their iPad. Meanwhile, health department said theyre doing their part to help make their communities healthier. Jett said partnerships are key: working with the schools to educate children on how to be healthy and campaigning city councils to build more sidewalks to encour age more physical activity. Teachers can educate the stu dents on how to eat healthy. If you start at a younger age, its the easi teach their parents, he said. Mirna Chamorro, Orange County Health Department spokesperson, said they are working with other agencies to limit the number of fast food restau rants, hosting community foot races and helping to create more farmers markets. The department an anti-obesity campaign called Green Sprouts, which teaches pre-kindergarten students how to grow food, eat healthy and the importance of physical activity. Its more education and pre vention, she said. We try to en courage people to cook at home and eat healthier meals. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM More than 30 years combined real estate experience Orlando Business Journal Five Star Professionals Fannie Hillman 2012 Top ProducersShirley Jonesshirley@fanniehillman.com 407.719.9180Jerry Ollerjerry@fanniehillman.com 407.468.3498Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. 205 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 www.fanniehillman.com JOIN US JOIN US JOIN US American Heart Associations 2013 Orlando Go Red For Women Luncheon Waldorf Astoria at Bonnet Creek 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane | Orlando, FL 32821 Friday, May 17, 2013 | 10:30am 1:30pm To learn more, become involved, and purchase tickets please visit www.heart.org/orlandogored nationally sponsored by locally sponsored by media sponsors RANKINGS | Better educated Seminole County adults still nearly as obese as ones living in Orange County CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVEROviedo High School students Cassandra Vivian, left, and JoQwanda Sykes peruse a school salad bar, part of the schools attempts to get kids interested in healthy habits.

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Many years ago, I was thrilled to receive an invitation to teach a class at a small Christian college near my home. Although I had deep aspirations to teach, I didnt think there was any chance I would get the job, since I didnt have any experience teaching at the college level. When the opportunity suddenly came, I went into over drive in preparation, determined to make an impact on the students lives by giving them the very best I could. Two months into teaching the class, I was on a roll and getting excellent feedback from my students. I was so enthused I could hardly wait for the next lecture. Then, without warning, at the beginning of a morning class, a young man made a foolish statement that I per ceived to slight my teaching performance, which was followed by laughter from the rest of the class. Looking back, I realize I completely misread the situation. Never theless, the poisoned dart went straight into my heart, and I walked out of that classroom feeling crushed. A wave of depression settled over me like nothing Ive ever experienced. By evening, I was utterly convinced that the best thing for the students and for me was to quit. I spent the entire night alone, reading my Bible and praying, hoping for an answer, but with every hour my mood darkened. Even thought I loved being a teacher and had given everything I had, I still wasnt good enough. Around midnight, I was praying in my chair when my despairing heart was suddenly arrested. I am not a mystical person, but in an extraordinarily rare moment in my life, it was though God spoke directly to my heart and asked: Why do you need the students approval? Who gave you the opportunity to teach: them or Me? If I am pleased with your teaching, what difference does it make whether the class is cheering or booing? Its not a popularity contest. Give Me your best and let Me take care of the results. Your joy is in Me, not in anyone elses applause. Tomorrow is a new day with a new beginning. Make the most of it. Instantly, the heavy gloom lifted, and the truth set me free. I went on to teach that course and other courses for another dozen or so years. And I loved and enjoyed every new day of it. Those were some of the most rewarding years I ever experienced. Over the years that have followed, this same truth has helped me through similar challenges Ive faced as a writer, a managing editor of a major publishing house, a husband, a father, and a friend. If I try to live my life based on what happened yesterday or what might happen in the future, I am doomed. Joy must be within me every day or I wont make it through. Heres the good news: We dont have to experience life by constantly trying to repeat the past or anticipating the future. And we dont need to have a happy-go-lucky per sonality to love and enjoy our days. There are truths that truly can set us free in this life, and joy can become a daily reality that no person or cir cumstance can steal away. by Lance Wubbels Koechel Peterson & Associates Hallmark Gift Books OurLifeT odayCelebrating Life, Faith and the Power of HopeApril 2013 is a brand new journey, and a bright future starts today. Why wait another hour to start loving and enjoying life? Lance Wubbels Please share your thoughts with us on and on our web site www.OurLifeToday.orgDo you know your neighbors you know the ones you live next to? Have you ever thought your neighbor might need you or that maybe you might need your neighbor? Except in overcoming a natural disaster or tragedy, I think it is rare for neighbors to care for one another. As a result, I believe few neighbors actually experience a sense of community that is necessary for healthy living. Two recent encounters at Wal-mart reminded me of the importance of loving my neighbor. toward the stores entrance, I noticed an elderly woman struggling to put her groceries in her car. She balanced herself with her car door and her motorized shopping cart. So, I stopped and asked if she would like some help. She gratefully let me put the remaining groceries in her car on top of her walker. I expressed my concern about placing the bags on the walker but she said not to worry, and when I asked if she would have someone like family or a neighbor at home to help her get things out of the car, she replied no and that she would somehow take care of it herself. My second encounter happened on another day while in the store with my children. We were rounding the corner of the dairy section and saw an elderly woman sitting in her shopping cart stopped in front of the large stack of boxed soft drinks. She appeared to be pondering something, so I asked her if she needed help with something. She said she was wondering how she was going to get the box of soft drinks in her cart, so I offered to do it for her. She responded very graciously. I chatted with her for a few minutes and asked if she had someone at home who could help her take her groceries in the house, maybe a neighbor if not a family member. She said there would be no one to help her. Her neighbors didnt ever speak to her. We both lamented the fact that in many places, neighbors really dont help each other these days, let alone know each other. Many of us are probably familiar with the Golden Rule which has its roots tied to ancient laws describing how people should relate to one another. One reason the laws were given was so the people could live in a healthy, life-promoting community. Relational commands were usually stated in the negative: Do not steal, do not lie, do not do anything that endangers your neighbors life. But, the commands were also stated in positive terms like Love your neighbor as yourself. love your neighbor hard to follow. I think it is hard because I am naturally prone to look out for myself, my needs or my desires. I want others to care about my needs and desires, however other people dont because they too are struggling with that natural tendency to only love self. But the funny thing is when my eyes are focused only on me, the less people are prone to want to naturally pushes people away. It leads to making demands are not met. The beauty of the command to love your neighbor encourages us to look beyond ourselves and see other people. With actions of love toward one another, we will promoting life and health in our communities. Something you might try if you want to practice loving your neighbor is to actually go next door and start up a conversation that might go something like this: Hi, my name is _____________. I want to be a better neighbor to you. If there is something you need, please know you are welcome to come over and ask for my help. I think your neighbors will be grateful and a little more love will grow in the community. And who knows, maybe the time you need help carrying in the groceries, someone will be there to help. Love your neighbor as yourself. JesusI want others to care about my needs and desires, however other people dont because they too are struggling with that natural tendency to only love self. You Cant Go It Alone by Hope AikensThe beauty of the command to love your neighbor as yourself helps to It encourages us to look beyond ourselves and see other people.A New Beginning by Lance WubbelsEach and Every Day,If I try to live my life based on what happened yesterday or what might happen in the future, I am doomed. Joy must be within me ... every day ... or I wont make it through.

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Please share your thoughts with us on and on our web site www.OurLifeToday.org1st. Worry and Anxiety.Life in the 21ST century can often provide many opportunities for worry and anxiety. Left unchecked, these can readily lead to depression or even despair. Its easy to see why worry and anxiety act as powerful thieves robbing life of contentment and joy. Dont let these thieves rob you of a good life! Rising unemployment, family issues with spouse or children, falling real estate market, escalating cost of living, health care costs, threat of terrorism and global unrest are all sources of worry and anxiety. Just google anxiety symptoms common symptoms. According to Wikipedia, worry negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats; while anxiety is feeling nervous, worried or afraid, especially about something that is going to happen or might happen. Both worry and anxiety have to do with things that havent even happened yet. Neither exists in the present time in the now. A great and wise man once said, Dont worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Todays trouble is enough for today. Action step: Resolve to focus on your present challenges rather than being fearful of what may happen next week. Both worry and anxiety can be caused by either real or imaginary events. You will certainly be anxious if your spouse has been in an accident on the way home from work. You may also become anxious, however if your spouse is late and you begin to imagine scenarios like a huge Action step: Focus on reality rather than letting your mind wander down imaginary pathways. Both worry and anxiety can be positive or negative in their effects. On the plus side, worry and anxiety may cause you to be more alert to potential danger and therefore take precautions. On the negative side, worry and anxiety may cause you to lose focus when you need it most or incapacitate you emotionally, mentally or physically so that you cant respond quickly and wisely. Action step: When you begin to feel anxiety or worry creeping into your life, step back for a few minutes and think before taking action. Realizing that worry and anxiety affect our whole being is helpful. Both can cause emotional symptoms such as crying easily, sadness, fear and feeling down or even physical symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, fatigue and headaches. You may even experience mental symptoms like fuzzy thinking, confusion, and forgetfulness or behavioral symptoms such as anger, rudeness, and acting out. These symptoms are your clue that something is wrong. Just as pain causes us to take our hands off a hot stove, these symptoms get our attention so we can take action to stop potential harm. Action step: Let these symptoms be a red light on your lifes dashboard. It is important to remember all of us have ups and downs. Its just part of being human. What matters is not that we worry occasionally or are anxious sometimes what matters is how we handle or respond to that worry and anxiety. Action step: Remind yourself that you are normal when you worry or get anxious and then focus on your response. Are worry and anxiety something new in our generation? Are they simply by-products of our fast-paced, busy, and high-tech lifestyle? While neither are new, our hectic lifestyle does contribute to having anxiety and worry. When someone says, Take time to smell the roses, we laugh and say, I wish! Then, we keep plowing forward. As proof, many Psalms in the Bible reveal that the author had genuine worry and anxiety. In Psalm 77 you can read about an inspiring way to handle worry and anxiety. Psalm 77 teaches us: Examine your thinking: Is your focus on the symptoms or on your response to the symptoms? Examine your behavior: Even when I have no choice in the circumstances, I do have a choice in my response. Will it be positive or negative? Recall Gods many blessings: Dont forget the many blessings you experience every day of your life. We have our bodies, air to breathe, food and water, sunshine and rain, shelter, family and friends. Look to the future: Can the God who created and sustains this entire universe continue to do so in the future? We see how God has helped people with worry and anxiety over and over in the past. Psalm 77 is just one of many examples. Focus on others: Begin to look outside of yourself and your own struggles to see how you can help someone else. Its a great way to feel better. Theres only one person who can prevent worry and anxiety from robbing your contentment and joy. YOU are in complete control of your response to these thieves. OurLifeToday April 2013 2 nd. Living On The Edge. Do you remember the scene in Alice IN Wonderland where the rabbit is frantically rushing around and saying: Im late, Im late for a very important date! Like the rabbit, we often rush around at a frantic pace trying to accomplish just one more thing in an already busy day. We admire people who are quick, busy, driven, and overloaded. We equate these qualities with success. On the other hand, we think of people who are content, well-rested, calm, and have reserve energy as somehow missing lifes gusto and even a bit out of touch. Our society and its marketing strategies give us the clear message that pushing the limits or living on the edge is preferable to living contentedly within our means. But I suggest to you that overall this is an unhealthy perspective. We can see most clearly why living on es. Without a little bit of reserve (money beyond what is actually needed to pay the bills each month) life is uncomfortable at best and if this pattern continues it leads nancial reserve (extra) beyond the minimal amount needed for survival each month is a very good thing! We have a term for living life with some reserves its called margin. Think of the margin around this page the white/ blank spaces. Having margins makes this article more readable and enjoyable than if the words went right up to all four edges. All of life needs margins. Margins are the extra space, energy and time allowed beyond that which is actually needed. It is held in reserve for contingencies or unexpected situations which will inevitably happen. Margin makes life enjoyable, but our current lifestyle devours margin. Therefore, we must be intentional about creating margin in our lives. To be healthy, we need margin in at least four ar eas of our lives: emotional energy, physical energy, us to increase our pace, not slow it down. Having margin seems like an unaffordable luxury to most of us. But is it really? If means the immediate (debt) and long-term (possible bankruptcy) cost is way too high. The costs of living without margin in the areas of emotional energy, physical ener gy and time are also incredibly high. But sadly, we dont see them quite as quickly nor do we recognize their symptoms as being caused by lack of margin in these areas. Emotional margin: Each emotional energy to face each day. When it is exhausted or completely used up we experience emotional pain (frustration, disagreements, sadness, anger, relational problems). Build emotional reserves: cultivate healthy friendships, mend broken relation ships, serve others (it feels good), laugh and play a little, establish limits, and be a thankful person. Dont spend more than you have: Know yourself and your limits. When your emotional energy is low, whenever possible avoid people and situations that drain you rather than uplift you. Physical margin: Many illnesses, injuries, and fatigue are a direct result of overdrafts in our physical energy account. Build physical reserves: get appropriate amounts of sleep each day, take time to rest and relax (God built a day of rest into the fabric of the universe), power nap, exercise, eat healthy, drink lots of water Recognize your bodys warning signs: Know yourself and your limits and commit to stop when the warning sign on the dash Time margin: We have faster transpor tation, more time-saving appliances, more rapid communication than ever before in history and yet we seem to live with much more hurry than did our ancestors. How can that be? Evaluate your use of time: We live in a nano-second culture; we think a microwave is too slow; we covet faster computers and cell phones. Slow down, step back, catch your breath and ask yourself if speed really needs to be your highest priority. Restore time margin: expect the unexpected, almost everything takes longer than we think allow a few extra minutes, learn to say No, monitor your daily TV and computer usage, limit how many activities you take on, practice simplicity and contentment. Financial margin: Who in a world dominated by consumerism. But sadly, in the end, things dont make us happier. Why else are we so nostalgic about the good ole days? Do the math: Input needs to exceed out put! Make a budget and live within it. out commercials and billboards that say youve got to have the latest and greatest to be really happy. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt Hurry and Overload are the diseases of epidemic proportions in our times and we are all constantly exposed. The only cure is margin and we must intentionally create it, it wont just happen. Two Powerful Thieves of Happiness by Miriam Kellogg

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Page 14 Its not just about getting you back on your feet. Its about getting you back to your life. HCR Healthcare, LLC Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing ICE CREAM SOCIALPHOTO BY JOSH GARRICK THE OBSERVERThe Observers Josh Garrick, right, was an ice cream chef with the Orlando Sentinels Scott Maxwell and Linda Mayeld, chair of the Ronald McDonald House Ice Cream social, on April 14.

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Page 15 I have to admit I am a bit behind the times. Even though I get most of my news online now, Ive never really followed the comment sections of online news articles all that closely. However, a recent article about Ben Carson caught my attention and caused me to dive in more deeply. you who dont know him, Dr. Carson is an outstanding physician with a remarkable life story. Growing up in the ghet toes of Detroit, and gracious God helped Dr. Carson end up as director of pediatric neurosur gery at Johns Hopkins at the age of 33, the youngest person ever appointed to that post. His life story was chronicled in a book, Gifted Hands, which was later turned into a movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Dr. Carson ran into recent trouble by making unfortunate statements while sharing his views on homosexual marriage. He later apologized for his hurtful comments. Having met Dr. Carson, a mild-mannered, humble man, a few years ago, I am sure his apology was very sincere. What I found fascinating, though, was the thread of comments posted by readers. Their personal positions on the issue were all over the place as one might expect. What was remarkable, and more than a little disturbing, was the tenor of the comments from both sides. They were intense and at times downright ugly. The people who agreed with Dr. Carsons com ments thundered against his critics and castigated him for apologizing for insensitivity. Dr. Carsons critics lambasted him for being bigoted and an idiot. What was totally missing in the threads was any kind of discussion about the subject matter (homosexual marriage). and name-calling. I even found myself caught up in the whole thing. When one poster called Dr. Carson an idiot, I responded, Really? And when was the last time you separated Siamese twins joined at the head? In retrospect, Im not happy that I got caught up in it all because I dont think I furthered the discus sion at all. I share this to illustrate how uncivilized our civilization has become, and how easily one can be drawn into its clutches. We live in a pluralistic and diverse society that will inevitably pro on sexuality, but on economic, environmental, bioethical and political fronts as well. How will we dialogue on these things in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat? I will be the that the Church, whom I represent, has not always led the way when it comes to open dialogue. Weve entered into our fair share of la beling and name-calling, and for that I am truly sorry. However, I think the street of derision runs call a truce, hold each other ac countable for excesses, and talk about the issues?Rev. Jim Govatos currently serves as Senior Pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church located in Winter Park. A former atheist, Jim is passionate about helping people understand and experience a living faith in Jesus Christ. Please share your thoughts by emailing him at jimg@ alomazone.org By Teona Morris Certied Life Coach and Nutrition/Wellness Coach Our Whole Community, Board of DirectorsSpring is a time for new beginnings! Take a good look at yourself and your home and notice what you like and what you dont like about the space you live in. When it comes to clearing clutter, it isnt just about the stuff itself, its about the life you want to live. While its important to give attention to your physical environment (your home) its equally important to give your body (your spirits home) a Spring cleaning! Your home is a reection of you. Good health starts in your kitchen. Your kitchen needs to be a place that nourishes and sustains you and your family. Cleaning your kitchen isnt just about getting rid of dirt and grime, its about dumping out the junk, the processed and unhealthy products, and making your kitchen a safe zone promoting healthy eating for your family. As a weight loss coach and nutrition counselor, I highly promote choosing foods with no labels as much as possible. Do not eat foods with ingredients you cannot pronounce or those sounding like something in a chemistry lab! Today, more than ever, we hear more and more about the importance of detoxing. Detoxing or cleansing is simply reducing the amount of toxins being brought into your body, while improving your bodys ability to eliminate toxins. Your skin, lungs, kidneys, liver, lymphatic and digestive systems are all responsible for helping rid your body of harmful toxins. If you bring in more toxins than your body can eliminate, you may be setting yourself up for sickness and disease. In todays society, most people eat large quantities of nutrient devoid food. Our Creator did not design our bodies to operate at optimum levels on processed chemical-laden counterfeit foods. Science has recognized that what we eat has a signicant impact on our health and disease prevention. Our body is designed to run on high quality real food. As said by Hypocrites, let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Since we are tri-part beingsbody, mind and spirit, all three parts need to be well nourished in order to experience true wellness. Now is the perfect time to shed your old ways of eating and living and replace them with new, healthy habits and emotions! Also, clean out the negative thoughts about yourself and replace them with positive, empowering thoughts and beliefs! Check in with yourself to see if youre living in an environment that authentically feeds your soul and sense of well-being. Remember, we reap what we sow sow wisely and reap a harvest of good clean living!Spring into a Healthier You! *Fully Licensed and Insured so you have piece of mind!* Our Family is Devoted to Serving Your Familys Home Improvement Needs! We know Your Satisfaction is Our Business!With the real estate market coming back strong there has never been a better time to invest in your home than NOW!Contact us today for your FREE in Home Consultation! SERVICING FAMILIES LIKE YOURS SINCE 2000 Kitchen Remodel Cabinet Installation Custom Tile Installation Painting Handyman and more 407.967.5486www.PrinceHomeImprovements.com Were giving away our Guide Quick Fix Revamps That Wont Cost You a Fortune. Just visit our website to download yours FREE NOW! Tips for Controlling Your AllergiesThis time of year in Central Florida is synonymous with allergies. With a recent nationwide survey nding that 54.6 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive for one or more allergens, its no surprise that one of the most common questions Hao Mimi Tran, M.D., with e Ear, Nose, roat and Plastic Surgery Associates, is asked from patients is, What are some of the ways I can control my allergies? On Wednesday, April 10, Work Well Winter Park and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, hosted Dr. Tran, to participate in the Health Education Series. Because allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, Dr. Tran shared the importance of keeping allergies under control whenever possible and to seek treatment if the symptoms become worse. Relief comes in many forms, from changing your environment to taking medication or even having a minor surgical procedure. Dr. Tran recommends an allergy skin test rst for many patients to nd out what is causing their allergic reaction, which then allows a customized treatment plan to be created for each individual. Some of the common tips Dr. Tran gives to patients vary depending on what they are allergic to at home. Pollens Orlando is constantly ranked as one of the most pollen-dense cities in the U.S. Consider showering or bathing before bedtime to wash o pollen in your hair and on your skin. Whenever possible, avoid spending excess amount of time outdoors on windy, warm days. Dust To reduce dust and dust mites at home, clean your drapes and upholstered furniture regularly. Consider removing or limiting plush toys and feather pillows as well. Carpet is notorious for attracting dust mites, so you may want to replace it with wood or linoleum oors. Be sure to vacuum oen and consider purchasing a high-eciency particulate air lter (HEPA), too. Mold e best way to remove mold in your home is to frequently clean shower curtains, bathroom windows, damp walls and indoor trash cans with a mixture of water and chlorine bleach. Reducing the humidity in your home has also shown to provide relief. Pet Dander Cat and dog dander can collect in your home and take more than four weeks to die down. Consider bathing your pet regularly, purchasing allergenresistant bedding and using a specialized air lter to reduce pet dander. Of course, if these measures do not help, or do not help to as much as you hoped, there are other alternatives including over-the-counter and prescription medicine (such as decongestants and antihistamines), allergy desensitization therapy and minimally invasive surgical procedures. As ENT specialists, the clinical team at Winter Park Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional care and access to the most eective otolaryngology and neurology treatments and services available. To learn more visit www.WinterParkHospital.com. Dialogue helps nothing if its dragged down with insults Jim Govatos Reality Lines How will we dialogue on these things in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat?

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Page 16 Melanoma, a cancer of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes, is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Over the past three de cades, the incidence in the U.S. alone has tripled, and it is currently one of the top-10 causes of new cancer cases. Most melanomas originate from the skin, though they can also arise from other parts of the body containing melanocytes, including the eyes, brain, spinal cord or mucous membranes. Some mela they spread to other parts of the body, without a documented primary tumor. While the year survival rate for people diagnosed with melanoma is high, at 92 percent compared to 66 percent for all other cancers, the survival rate decreases dramatically once melanoma spreads to other parts of the body. Very early stage (localized, Stage 0 or I) melanoma has a 90-percent cure rate with surgery, while patients with disseminated Stage IV melanoma have a median life expectancy of less than one year. The ability to spread widely to other parts of the body is a unique characteristic of melanoma that the other more common types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, do not possess. This characteristic makes melanoma the deadliest of all skin cancers. Although it only accounts for 4 percent of skin cancers, it accounts for 80 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths. In the United States, an estimated 68,130 Americans were newly diagnosed with melanoma last year one every eight minutes and approximately 8,700 Americans will die of melanoma annually. Thats one every hour. Despite tremendous advancements in medicine, the melanoma death rate has remained static over the past 30 years, while the incidence is rising. Whats the best defense? Early detection and treatment. This can be accomplished through annual skin exams with a dermatologist as well as monthly self-exams. This Melanoma Monday, Dr. Palceski encourages all of you to start a new habit that just might save your life. Schedule your annual skin exam today. Dr. Dimitry Palceski is a board-certied Dermatologist at Reections Dermatology & Center For Skin Care in Baldwin Park 1301 W. Maitland Blvd.407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation In Celebration of Earth Daycome out to Savannah Court to attend LECTURE ON FLORIDA TREESBy Ed LHeureuxFriday, April 26th 2:00 p.m. Light Refreshments Served Please RSVP 407-645-3990 7015 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765 888-860-4783 | tremont.net Your parents have always been there for you. Now its time to return the favor. 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Page 17 April 18 to May 11 The All Night StrutSwing is the thing in this musical celebration of the 1930s and s. The All Night Strut is a musical celebration that carries us through the Depression and blues, bebop and standards to keep our toes tapping to legend Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway funk-jive of Harlem to the sophisticated El Morocco, All Night Strut is a combination of harmony and unbeatable energy open ing at the Winter Park Playhouse on April 18. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org April 18 to May 26 The Adventures of Tom SawyerThis special Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the Sawyer matching wits with Aunt Polly and taking the adventure of his life with Becky and Huckleters created by Mark Twain and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has thrills, comedy, and a bit of American history for the whole family. The show opens April 18. Call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.com for tickets. April 19 to May 26 The Wizard of OzEnough with sequels and prequels; each year the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden produces a big musical cast from local talent, and each year they do a great job producing Broadway on-stage. This season, from April 19 to May 26, the Garden Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz the one we grew up with the one that exists somewhere over the rainbow. Heres our chance to once again join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Toto as they travel with Dorothy to the Emerald City. In some clever casting, this production has Terry Olson, Orange Countys director of arts and cultural affairs, in the role of the Wizard. Call 407-877-4736 or visit gardentheatre.org April 25 to May 12 Mad Cows 12th annual Cabaret Festival val the best in town will be even better this season in their new home on Church Street in is host to more than 40 perfor mances of soul, pop, Broadway, comedy, and cabaret headliners including Tony Award Nomi nee Emily Skinner; soul-singer Shoshana Bean, comedy and a celebrity impersonator. The festival runs through May 12 at 54 W. Church St. in Orlando. Call 407-297-8788 or visit orlandocabaret.comApril 26, 27 and 28 The annual 100 4 $100 multiartist gallery showArt collectors get ready to rumble! Sanfords Gallery on ment of 100 4 $100, a three-day group show of 100 pieces of art for $100 or less. Coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk, the open ing (and the best buys) will be held on April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 407-323-2774 or visit galleryAnd looking ahead May 4 United Ways 21st annual Chefs GalaThere are some big food & but none are as truly fabulous as the annual Chefs Gala that ben This year festivities begin May 4 at 6:45 p.m. as the sparkling wine auction) at Epcot Center at Walt health and human service proin need, and with the purchase of a ticket to the Chefs Gala we can help! Call 407-429-2129 or visit hfuw.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 407-647-6294 Visi t our we bsite for more in formati on and event schedule at www.WinterPa rkPaintOut.org Saturday, April 20 through Friday, April 26 Wednesday April 24 6:00 to 9:00 pm Sunset Paint-In on Lake Killarney 215 S. Orlando Avenue in Winter Park Call 407-740-4005 to reserve your table. Saturday April 27 6:00 to 9:00 pm Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 if available at the door Tickets available online www.polasek.org or call the Museum at (407) 647-6294 Special EventsView an Purc a e New Pain n ailyGardens and Gallery Open, Free to the PublicMonday April 22 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday April 23 through Friday April 26 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday April 27 :00 am to 12:00 noon This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through Saturday, May 4th @ 4-10pm PAID ADMISSION INCLUDES: Delicious Food and Premium Beer & Cocktails, Complimentary Cigar Rolling and Live Music. SPONSORED BY: Watch The 139th KentucKy Derby LIVE at the WINTER PARK Country Club Reserve your ticket at winterparkannual.com | 321-396-7790 Presented byWinter Park Annual C M Y CM MY CY CMY K wpa_derby_print_ad_5X8.pdf 1 4/9/13 1:36 AM This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater STARBUCK Fri-Sun 3:45, 9:15 Mon Thurs 9:15Two Hit Films from the 2013 Florida Film Festival Return to Enzian!Midnight Movie THE ABCS OF DEATH Fri-Sat 11:59PM LORE Fri-Sun 1:00, 6:30 Mon Thurs 6:30 Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar

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If you are looking for good old-fashioned summer fun that includes creeks and critters, wildlife and wetlands, pine trees and pollinators, hikes and happy discoveries, then check out the Young Naturalist Summer Camp at Mead Botanical Garden. Mead Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Winter Park, is a true hidden treasure. is wonderful 47-acre urban oasis is so beautiful you will want to share it with absolutely everyone. And, its so natural and serene that youll be tempted to keep it a secret. is is the fantastic setting that elementary-aged kids who attend the Young Naturalist Summer Day Camp at Mead Garden get to experience every day. With a running creek, hiking trails, tall pine trees, a greenhouse, buttery garden and large pond thats home to turtles, sh and wading birds, theres much for campers to discover, see and do every day. e spacious Discovery Barn serves as the camp base headquarters where arts, cras, environmental activities, gardening and games take place. roughout the week, visiting experts and certied naturalists bring mammals, reptiles, insects and interesting plants for campers to learn about and see up close. Young Naturalist Campers explore Mead Gardens unique wildlife habitats, hike the wetlands boardwalk, play games, learn fun survival skills and engage in age-appropriate arts and cras. Campers learn about environmental awareness, wildlife, plants, birds, butteries, crawling insects, water conservation and ecology all in a loving, fun and safely supervised environment. Camp is led by a team of cheerful certied teachers, master naturalists and fun counselors who love kids and love to inspire adventure. Camp curriculum and activities are designed to foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors. Connecting children, nature and fun is what its all about. Camp runs Monday to Friday, each week from June 10 through July 26 (no camp week of July 2.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aer camp supervision available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Each camper receives a Young Naturalist Camp t-shirt and water bottle. Snacks are provided daily; lunch is provided on Fridays. Register before May 1 for a discounted rate of $190 per child per week. ($205 per child for registrations received aer May 1.) Many children sign up for multiple weeks of camp. Additional Young Naturalist program highlights include nature walks, creek exploration, safe animal encounters, plant propagation, gardening, science games and experiments, rolling down the hillside, making memories and lasting friendships. Your kids will love the adventure; you will appreciate the learning goals linked to school success. Visit www.meadgarden.org to register online or download a registration form. Mead Botanical Garden is located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. Where do kids go for good old-fashioned summer fun? Mead Botanical Garden!

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Page 19 Opinions Chris Jepson PerspectivesSinging teacher and student relation ships, I learned in my early New York days, are iffy matters indeed. I was lucky who taught, advised, and was like a father to me until his death eight years later. Maestro had come from Italy some years before with the renowned Italian tenor Tito Schipa, married an American singer, and settled down in New York City to live and teach. The minute I began to sing with maestro, I knew that he was the teacher for me, for he made my singing natural, easy, beautiful, and more powerful as we went along. Also, he liked me! On the 57th Street sidewalk a lot of us young singers had the habit of meeting and talking aboutwhat elsesinging with our teachers. Most of my young friends had, over a period of time, several different teachers and were always on the lookout for someone new and better. They seemed to have the idea that they needed more teachers than one to reach the top. Actually, the opposite is usually the case. I never went to anyone but my beloved Maestro Bellini, and he and his wife became lasting personal friends. Some of my lessons were, of course, better than others, but I considered this fact as something to expect from daily variations in my own abilities. After a year, I knew that I was good enough to make a debut in New York whenever the right opportunity came. That opportunity came during a lesson one day when maestro said, I invited someone to come today to your lesson to hear you sing a couple of arias. A few minutes later that someone arrived, and it was no less than Dimitri Mitropoulos who was a famous opera conductor as well as the principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Mitropoulos sat down at the piano, and without any music, asked me if I Recondita Armonia. I nodded as Mitropoulos began to play. Thank God I conductor then began the introduction Mitropoulos stood up, shook my hand and surprised me with his Americanism comment, Youre the real McCoy. He asked if I would like to sing the leading role in Tosca twice late in July with soprano Eleanor Steber and the New York Philharmonic. I was too overcome to do anything but smile and nod my head. sang Tosca with Maestro until I knew the role of Cavaradossi perhaps as well as any tenor on Earth. The day came when the whole cast met with Mitropoulos in a room on Park Avenue, and we sang through the whole opera together. Along the way, each of us leading singers had a question or two to ask of Maestro Mitropoulos. A few days later, on a blazing hot July dium, where the New York Philharmonic was sitting behind us in staircase fashion. Down front on the stage were the cast and conductor. The chorus was divided into two parts on either side of the orchestra, and left the stage after they had sung their only performance part in Act 1. After the rehearsal I took the subway ternoon I had a meal in a restaurant next door, then put on my white tux jacket, black tie, shirt and tux pants, and took Stadiumand to stardom!About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)The inexplicableness of it all. Either the Boston Marathon explosions were the acts of the insane or the work of the unheard. Regardless, innocence is the victim. An 8-year-old child waiting for his victorious father to complete the marathon is what? Murdered. To what end? Because the voices had become too loud to ignore and the deranged driven to wreak havoc? When New York Citys Twin Towers were leveled, it was reasonable to ask why would the perpetrators go to such to kill so many? Some Americans dont like such questions because it somehow suggests culpability on our nations part. That American imperialism, militarism and meddlesome foreign policy were somehow a factor. But you have to wonder, why were equivalent buildings, say, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil not targeted? To what degree do American actions create the feedback loop that has foreign ers lined-up to murder us? Some anti-terrorism experts were sug gesting on Tuesday that the bomb was crudely constructed, perhaps the cre ation of a homegrown terrorist showing solidarity with his foreign brothers. That would be a disappointing development as the predictable response ratchets up the suspicion and surveillance of our neigh bors (all citizens indirectly). Identify the culprits as American Muslims and that entire community suffers. I dont think it the work of crazy homegrown white boys (see Timothy McVeigh), as a U.S. government building was not the target. These spineless goofs/ cowards are quite the puzzling phenome na. America is such a large, diverse nation that you can simply disappear to Obscure, Oklahoma or Remote, Oregon and live the independent life. Why slaughter inno cence because the guberment might take my guns? McVeigh had such concerns. That leaves the out-and-out crazy among us who saw things in the window heard things at the door. This, to me, is unsettling. We like rhyme and reason to our explanations. Whenever I hear that someone was murdered, I ask, Did he have it coming? Of course that is a joke, but we prefer a causal relationship to our violence. A jealous boyfriend. The employee. The deranged Second Amend ment patriot. We prefer some underly ing explanation crazy as it may sound to us for the (any) violence. I dont know where the investiga tion will lead or if justice will ever be achieved and truth served. What I do know is that life will go on. Not so much for the harmed, but for the rest of us for sure. If your daughter is being married this Saturday, that ceremony of life will occur. Toasts will be offered. Exuberant dancing, perhaps even a Chicken Dance or two will get the attendees on their feet. And the exhausted couple will leave on their honeymoon, perhaps without a thought at all of the unfolding develop ments in Boston. Blessedly so. That is one of the dichotomies of liv ing. All of us to varying degrees subli mate the tragedies and sorrows associated with our species, with being alive. Very soon in our development we determine our outcomes. By age 7 or 8 I realized I wasnt getting out alive. While disappointing it is what are we to do about it? As mythologist Joseph Campbell so cogently observed, Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. 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.USReect. Respond. Rejoice. Subway to successLouis Roney Play On! An eye-opening statementRecently developer Dan Bellows proposed to the Winter Park City Commission a plan for his Ravaudage development a so-called Interlocal agreement, which would return to his development 50 percent of all taxes collected by the city for the next 30 years. Mayor Ken Bradley pronounced the plan dead on ar rival, as well he should. In one of the most asinine statements I have ever heard better than 100 percent of noth ing. If it doesnt get developed, its going to be an eyesore and contribute nothing to the tax rolls. This sounds like a grocery store buy-one-get-one free deal! Guess who would pick up the other 50 percent of the costs the rest of Winter Park taxpayers. Doesnt the full taxation on a property represent the cost of providing city services to that property? Maybe the deal should then include providing just 50 percent of all city services, i.e. or answering every other call to law enforcement. Next, he said, If it doesnt get developed... Is it reasonable to believe that absolutely nothing would be built on these 73 acres over the next 30 years? Mr. Bellows got his Community Development District, similar to what many other communities have stand on its own two feet. If it is a viable endeavor, and I have every reason to believe that Mr. Bellows needs nor deserves an extrava gant handout from the city. If reasoning such as this is the the citizens of Winter Park can only hope for the next election to get here before this commissioner can do any more damage to our city. Richard Rudy Winter Park through 14, and attracted more the events that took place in Maitland (at Enzian Theater), in Winter Park (both at Regal Theaters and Central Park) and in Winter Garden. It was a blast! Ive covered the event for the 91.5 radio in Winter Park and for this newspaper. Never before have the festival events been so well received by festivalgoers, and so painstakingly put together by festival organizers. My favorite moments of this years show were An Evening with Tippi Hedren, the lead ing lady of Alfred Hitchcocks The Birds shot in 1963 and screened at Enzian before a crowd of about 250 people. The actress took the stage after the screening and talked about her and her animal rights advocacy actions. Afterwards, audience members got to ask questions. I asked her if there was any connection between the name of her the name of the character she played in Birds, and she said, No connection. Melanie was born in 1960. A brunch with The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes offered even more insight in a 50-word Q&A. The festival normally presents independent or foreign than 1,500 that were submitted for presentation. Many were just a riot! Others were quite serious and all in between. Even though I managed to get to the festival all 10 days, it was just simply impossible to make it to screenEnglish subtitles called Renoir, pressionist artist later in his life. It was so very real to me, and I suppose it didnt hurt that the thing to imagine when showing him painting a nude model. There were private parties and parties open to the public that went well, with a salient exception, which I wont get into here. At Enzian, all the movies were screened in the cafe theatre where you could order off of an extensive menu. The food and drink were delicious, and made movie going an even more enjoyable experience. It was a pretty simple task to look at the reviews in our local newspapers, buy your tickets attend the festival. Tickets rea sonable and well worth it. Kudos to our pillar of indeMatthew Curtis, who is in his 12th year as head of programFlorida Film Festival shinedJOSEPH RUBEL Guest Writer Letter to the editor

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Page 32 Saturday, April 20th 5303 High Park Lane, Baldwin Park FL 328144 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,844 SF | $735,000Gorgeous Baldwin Park home located on an oversized corner lot with a large backyard! Features include hardwood floors, a wonderful loft-style bonus room and a spacious family room with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace! The wide open kitchen has a large eat-in area, breakfast bar, beautiful cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel ap pliances. The downstairs master suite has a spacious walk-in closet, garden tub and double sinks. Bonuses include a two car garage and a fantastic studio apartment that is perfect for guests or a nanny! Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM Sunday, April 21st 919 Poinciana Lane, Winter Park FL 327896 BR | 4 BA | 3,534 SF | $750,000Beautiful custom home built in 2004upgrades are numerous! Hardwood and tile floors throughout, vast amounts of storage, large loft and second laundry room. 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Hosted by: Jenni Sloan from 2-4 PM 883 Moonluster Drive, Casselberry FL 327074 BR | 3 BA | 2,470 SF | $279,900Fabulous home located in a quiet, gated community! The spacious eat-in kitchen features a granite topped center island, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinets. The large master suite is complete with a sitting area! Formal liv ing and dining rooms have been upgrad ed with rich wood flooring and crown molding. The big screened porch is great for those beautiful Florida days and over looks the backyard and golf course! Hosted by: Jennifer King from 2-5 PM POST LAKE APARTMENTSintroducing a new phase of luxury apart ments at Post Lake at Baldwin Park. 4688 New Broad Street, Orlando, FL 32814. 407-304-3545. www.postprop erties.com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT Historic Olde Winter Park HomeRenovated circa 1915 charmer, 3BR/2.5BA, original heart of pines floors, brick fireplace, formal rooms, private study + a spacious 1/1 guest house w/ views of Lake Mizell. PRICE REDUCED! 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