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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: 05-02-2013
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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WPMOBSERVER.COM What started with just one more can is compounding its way into a whole new plan as the city of Maitland closes the bid ding process to restructure its re cycling contract this week. Earlier this year, the city start ed including a newsletter with its utility bills encouraging resi dents to recycle one more can to work on improving its 17.5 percent recycling rate, said city utility billings supervisor Rox anne Long. To build upon that, Maitland is seriously restructur ing the way recycling works in years. If we do it right, for the same amount of money residents will get a greater amount of service, Long said. Bidding for the contract cur rently serviced by Waste Servic es closes Friday, May 3, and a recommendation is scheduled to be in front of the City Council in June. Many things have changed in the recycling world since the last contract was negotiated, Long said, from sorting procedures to overall public opinion, making these changes a big step forward for the city as it sets it sights on the state of Floridas 75-percent recycling goal by 2020. Currently unoffered included services, such as hazardous and large waste disposal, are also op tions the city is looking into as the solid waste contract contin ues through renegotiation this time, recycling and waste being separate. Right now theres no options for [residents], so were trying to really give them more options, Long said. Mayor Howard Schiefer decker, who along with fellow Maitland Council members and staffers donned an Earth Day re cycle-encouraging T-shirt to the April 22 Council meeting, said hes excited to see Maitland ex pand its recycling for residents. Its a good thing for the envi ronment that the city is really try ing to expand, he said. All these things were trying to do is to make it easier for our citizens. Curb service wont change until October when the contract switches hands, but Long said upping recycling is something all citizens can contribute to today with just one more can in the bin. We want to get people aware of it again. I think recyclings been sleeping and we just want to wake it up, she said. I want people to understand that it does really make a difference. MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE MAKERS LIFESTYLES, 8 Get your walk on Street festivals and more in Baldwin Park this weekend. BALDWIN PARK TALK, 4 Horsing around Derby on Park is a throwback way to watch the worlds most famous horse race in style. CALENDAR, 7 Judys dream comes true Read our story on the popular pet rescuers forever home in our expanded section for seniors. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 7 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 OPINIONS .................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 28 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 CULTURE .................... B11 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your Complimentary Custom Annuity Review!407-644-6646 or visit www.asafeharbor.com for your complimentary brochure. 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 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Dressed as doctors or busi nessmen heading to work, dis guised burglars in Winter Park instead break in, smashing back windows of houses and stealing valuables. A recent alert from the Winter Park Police depart ment describes burglars with a new angle: Looking just like you. We really want our resi dents to realize that burglars dont always have a ski mask and a crowbar, Winter Park Police Lt. Tom Pearson said re garding the recent trend in rich neighborhoods. Theyre not stereotypical. Pearson said that no houses have been hit in Winter Park in the last week, but that doesnt mean the group is planning on stopping. We would have none for boom wed have one or two, he said. These things seldom stop and theres always someone to take their place. On just one day in midApril, Pearson said, the group hit two houses within a block of each other on Dale Avenue and Woodland Avenue, escap ing in a black Cadillac Escalade, according to witnesses. But the It can show itself in the clumsi ness of feet, tripping over barely there sidewalk cracks and carpet corners; the growing laziness of the tongue, slurring everyday speech making regular enuncia tion labored; the suddenly increas ing inability to fully grasp a loved ones hand. The symptoms that lead to a Lou Gehrigs disease di agnosis can differ, but the accompany ing weight of its sentence is uni formly grave. Right now, its a death pen alty, UCF College of Medicine professor Alvaro Estevez said. Death is a universal truth, but those diagnosed with Lou Geh rigs also known as ALS at an average age of 55, face an aver years post diagnosis, according to the national ALS Association. Following the news of a mans ALS diagnosis, Estevez remem Please see ALS on page 2 After 14 years, city looks to modernize recycling UCF prof finds ALS hope Executioner discovery could help stop Lou Gehrigs disease SARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about Alvaro Estevez and his ongoing research at the UCF College of Medicine, visit tinyurl.com/ AlvaroEstevez SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see CADILLAC on page 4 CADILLAC CRIMES Awareness push has slowed suit-wearing burglars, but not stopped them ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Burglars driving luxury cars have targeted Winter Park in an unusual new crime wave thats growing throughout Central Florida.

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Page 2 bers sitting in the room with the patient and his doctor, the man pleading for any help and hope of making it a few more years to see his young children graduate from high school. That was the only thing that he wanted, Estevez said. And a couple more years, that would give him that. And well, its not enough, nothing is enough, but if we can do that, it would be great. For more than 20 years, Este vez has been leading research into the functions of proteins, search ing for clues of how they oxidize in the body. These clues may hold the secrets to treatments for many pathological diseases, like ALS, cancer and heart disease. Estevez, with the help of scien tists and researchers in universi ties across the nation, has found what theyve named an execu tioner protein, which through a certain form of oxidative stress called tyrosine nitration turns a cell into an executioner that shuts down and kills itself. Its a protein thats associated with survival, so when the cell is in trouble they produce huge amounts of this protein to survive one residue in these proteins ac tually shifts these proteins from this pro-survival action to a dead pathway, he said. With this information, Estevez said he is hopeful that his team can develop a drug to halt tyro sine nitration an oxidative pro occurring, protecting healthy cells tion being a predominant factor in the cause of the process, and a common occurrence in the onset of many pathologies, its possible, a long list of different conditions from strokes to spinal cord inju ries. In the worst condition, we have a diagnostic tool so we can there is a problem. In the best con dition we have a target, so if we logical tool to attack these protein and prohibit these negative ac tions, then we may have a treat ment for disease, Estevez said. Dr. Neil Cashman, a specialist and scientist in ALS for 25 years, said Estevezs research is in an avenue hes never seen explored for all those whove been search ing for treatments and cures of neurodegenerative diseases for decades. be kind of a breathe of fresh air, Cashman, the academic director of the Vancouver Coastal Hospital target to go after rather than thou thing that can be accomplished. The process of taking Este them into an FDA-approved drug could, at the very least and if ev erything from now until then fell into place perfectly, take a mini mum of 10 years. But, Cashman ress well overdue. Our goal is to develop a cure, Estevez said. And we are going to do whatever it takes to get there. OurLifeTodayCelebrating Life, Faith and the Power of HopeWe begin the upcoming 4 part serises by honoring Moms hope that caring for babies, teenagers, parents or grandparents smiles, the trials and hope along the way!Recently we had the interesting dad from Indiana staying with us here crawled up the steps each night to spend time telling stories to the boys in their me the most was watching my wife run the older ones to practices, and spend to sit on the patio with my dad, listening to him and tending to his medications and the Whew, Im tired just writing this, but that is the picture of mothering today. things are continually speeding up, the Whether you are a single mom trying to and family straight; whether you are a be retired in a beach fron property until motherhood is one of the toughest, and I might add, most underpaid positions on the end up institutionalized if put under the I learn from moms of all ages and from all you are caring for babies, teenagers, parents A Moms Work is Never DoneMotherhood isnt something you usually prepare for there arent too many degrees that Im aware of in Mothering. The BA you earn stands for May 2013 Coming Next Week Part 2 of our 4 part series for May.Week 2: Best Laid Plans. This time last year, my wife left for an extended stay out of town, leaving me with the kids, there were no casualtities! Week 4: Connecting with Your Pre-teen Week 5: Against All Odds We would love to hear from you about this series and other topics you would like to read. Please let us know, visit: www.OurLifeToday.Org OurLifeToday.Org Our Song For The WeekThis is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ALS | UCF professor hopeful his research will lead to a drug to stop healthy cells from committing suicide C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER UCF professor Alvaro Estevez, left, looks on as Maria Clara Franco examines a sample of a newly discovered protein that could be a turning point in Lou Gehrigs disease research.

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Page 3 As part of our commitment to become A Community with Honorable Character our City Council, at our April 22 City Council meeting, enthusiastically committed to the following oath: A s a member of the Mait land City Council, I ac knowledge that as a city leader and Maitland city resident my role is to do my best to establish terests and needs of the residents of our community. I understand that my decisions affect the wellbeing of our community, now and in the future. The residents and businesses of the City of Maitland are en titled to have fair, ethical and ac countable local government. Such a government requires that public ter and the spirit of the laws and policies affecting operations of the government. and fair in their judgment and ac tions. the public good, not for personal gain. tions and processes openly, unless sphere of respect and civility. To this end, the City of Mai tland City Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to encour rity of local government and its fair and effective operation. Therefore, I promise to: Represent our city with hon esty and integrity, and not ad vance my personal interests at the expense of my fellow residents. I recognize that stewardship of the public interest must be my prin cipal concern. I shall work for the common good of all and not for any private or personal inter est and I will endeavor to treat all persons, claims and transactions in a fair and equitable manner; Adhere to and uphold the laws governing my conduct and that of our city, opposing all forms of corruption and governmental practices harmful to our commu nity; These laws include, but are not limited to: the United States and Florida constitutions; the City of Maitland Charter, general City laws pertaining to conduct, elec sures, employer responsibilities and open processes of govern ment; and City ordinance and policies; with the processes and rules of or der established by the City Coun cil; Protect the rights and dignity of all affected by our city, oppos ing discrimination and exploita tion. I shall refrain from abusive conduct, verbal attacks upon the character or motives of other members of the City Council, boards, commissions, committees, staff or the public; Inform myself of public issues, listen attentively to public discus sion before the Council and focus on the business at hand; Make decisions based upon the merits and substance of the mat ter at hand; Make it my responsibility to publicly share substantive infor mation that is relevant to a matter under consideration that may be received from sources outside of public decision-making processes; Assure independence and im partiality on behalf of the public nancial interest where I have an organizational responsibility or a personal relationship that would applicable State law; Not take advantage of services or opportunities not available to the general public for personal that is I shall refrain from accept ing gifts, favors or promises of fu mise my independent judgment or action or give the appearance of being compromised; Respect and preserve the provided to me concerning the information without proper legal authorization nor use such infor private interests; Respect and adhere to the Council-Manager structure of the City of Maitland City Govern ment as provided by State and lo cal law; Uphold the rights of future generations to advance their stan dard of living in a healthy com munity; Invest in developing myself, our citizens, and our city to create sustainable and inclusive prosper ity; Continue to uphold the high ethical standards that are the foundation of the City of Mait land. In making this oath, I will re main accountable to myself and our citizens for my actions for up holding these standards. This oath I make freely, and upon my honor. My hope is that this will inspire other municipalities to create and commit to a similar oath. As we all know, honorable character is needed so badly in this country. the example of Change Starts with Me. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, May 5th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 5 SUN Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland City Council Honorable Character Oath

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Page 4 Spring is in full swing in Bald win Park. The trees are blooming, we are seeing more kids in the parks, and the dogs are getting their exercise as people are out and about enjoying the weather. Do you want to get out and walk a bit and breathe in some of the fresh spring air? If so please consider coming out to the Pub Team Frank Bartolomeo on Sat urday, May 11, at 7 p.m. starting at Whiskey Dicks, located at 50 E. Central Blvd. in Orlando. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Soci etys Light the Night Walk events bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Frank Bartolomeo, who lost his battle to lymphoma in January, was a resident and business owner in Baldwin Park, a Residential Own ers Association board member and a charter member of the Ro tary Club of Baldwin Park. There are four bars on the crawl, with Tickets are $20 and can be prepurchased online at tinyurl.com/ FrankBartolomeo. Frank was a big part of the Baldwin Park com munity, and this is a great charity to support. The LymeAid 5K walk/run will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Harbor Park. LymeAid is a to providing awareness and treatment options available for those who suffer from Lyme disease and other co-infections. Donations will be utilized to help Lyme sufferers get the help they need to thrive rather than just survive. Registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments and live music at the event. Visit lymeaid5k.com to register. The Fight for Air run/walk, presented by the Florida Hospital Healthy 100, will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Harbor Park. This 5k allows families, individuals, and teams to join together in a run/walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma and lung disease. Visit FightForAirRunWalkOrlando.org Movies in the Park will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, on the Village Center Green. Come early to get a great spot and join in on the family activities, games and more, followed by a great movie, Home On The Range, showing at dusk. There will be a costume contest for the kids to play dress up, themed around the movie. Presented by the Baldwin Park Merchants Association, Movies in the Park is sponsored by McKinley Inc. along with several local businesses. Relay for Life Baldwin Park will be Saturday, May 18, begin ning at 2 p.m. through Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m. at Blue Jacket Park (Glenridge Middle School track). Relay for Life Baldwin Park is currently looking for individuals who would like to join the event as teams, volun teers, performers and service providers. For more information, please contact Autumn Harrar at autumnharrar@gmail.com Hope to see you soon at some of the events, or just stopping in to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and walking down to enjoy the nice view of Lake Baldwin. Susan Comisky is the community director of Baldwin Park. Baldwin Park Talk BY SUSAN COMISKY CO MM UNITY DIRE C TOR Business Briefs Community Bulletin United Arts raises $1.5 million United Arts of Central Florida announced that it has received pledges totaling 95 percent ($1.50 million) of its $1.57 million collaborative fundraising cam paign goal. Donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and workplace giving campaigns during the three-month campaign provide funding for a range of nonprot arts, sciences and history or ganizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Dinner on the Avenue winners More than 1,200 patrons dined on Park Avenue at the city of Winter Parks 12th annual Dinner on the Avenue on April 20. Matt Austin and Troy Bridges of WKMG Local 6 served as celebrity judges to help decide winners in each of the following categories. Most Colorful: Fran Haynes table, Glee!; and Mary Lane table, Lilly Pulitzer. Most Elegant: Ann Higbie table, The 1940s; and Stacey Votey table, Fire and Ice. Most Original: Susan Woodburn table, Roller Girlz; and Jan Massey table, Carnival Cruise. Best TV/Movie Theme: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens table, Harry Potter; and Virginia Heights table, Downton Abbey. Honorable Mention: Sunny Wilmot table, Winter Park Pizza Kitchen; and Red mon Design table, Red Solo Cup. Winter Parks presidential scholar Helena Berbano of Winter Park was recently rec ognized as a Presidential Scholar at the annual Hon ors Convocation held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. The Presidential Scholar designation is awarded to those graduating students who have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point av erage, based on a 4.0 grading system. Mayower spreads Goodwill Residents at The Mayower Retirement Community recently collected 325 pounds of items during a do nation drive to benet Goodwill Industries of Cen tral Florida. During the drive, about 20 residents con tributed items including lamps, pictures, silk oral arrangements, kitchen items, golf clubs and clothes. Henin comes home The Henin Group including Henin Homes, now based at its community Riviera Bella in DeBary, is moving to new corporate ofces in Winter Park. Jerome Henin, founder and president of The Henin Group, said the company will move by May 1 to 2300 Lee Road in Winter Park. Construction employment climbs Construction industry employment climbed for the 10th consecutive month in March, as the sec tor added 18,000 jobs and surpassed 5.8 million employees for the rst time since September 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Financial rms merge Two local nancial rms, The Vaughn Group and Provident Financial, recently announced that they are joining to form one entity, The Vaughn Group Inc. The rm will be the only one of its size in Cen tral Florida to provide full-service nancial solu tions. Making over Maitland Center Pete Wilson sales manager of Florida Business Interiors, is proud to announce that the awardwinning interior contracting rm has completed interior furnishings for the new 19,000-square-foot corporate ofces of ADCS Clinics, LLC, located in the Maitland Center at 2600 Lake Lucien Drive. crimes are also more widespread. They hit a house in Orange County last week, using a woman dressed in hospital scrubs. The theft ring appears to be the same thats used a similar technique in other parts of Orange and Osceola counties. In Winter Park they operate in wealthier neighborhoods north and east of Park Av enue, notably along the brick-lined streets along Via Tuscany, and south near Baldwin Park and west along U.S. Highway 17-92. But unlike some recent waves of bur glaries and car break-ins by organized theft rings, Pearson said it looks like this group is based in Central Florida. Its not just pass ing through. They work quickly and stealthily, arriv ing in luxury vehicles and wearing sport coats or suits, knocking on doors innocent homes where nobody answered the door, step out of their Escalades, BMWs, Mini Coopers or new rental cars wearing profes sional attire, then walk to the backyard and break into the house out of sight. Others work as lookouts to be sure no body returns or asks questions. Its all a more sophisticated angle on typical bur glarizing, but with a twist that keeps neigh bors from paying attention. They have the same hallmarks, Pear son said. A neighbor walking a dog may not even notice as a burglary is happening right in front of them. There are no crow bar marks on the front door, no broken side gates. But when homeowners return home after work, the backs of their homes are di sasters of broken doors and shattered glass. Thirty homes have been hit this year in Winter Park, all with the same signatures. They appear to be crimes where an easier way in made the home a more apt victim, based on police reports Pearson has reviewed. The group that has yet to break locks within view of the street. Few of the homes were alarmed. We have had incidents where the homes had alarm systems where they had not been set, Pearson said. As most of the burglaries are happen ing in the morning, police theorize the bur glars are watching houses for the residents to leave for work for the day before they knock and hope for nobody to answer. That triggers the second step, where a burglary team comes in, breaks in the back of the house and steals valuables. Pearson said that the recent media pub licity and the resultant public awareness has helped to slow the rising trend a bit. Since starting to walk at-risk neighbor hoods in the last few days, Winter Park notices to let residents know to be on the lookout, because burglars now are blend ing in better than ever. These crime trends dont quell unless everyone is vigilant, Pearson said. Our public has been exceptional in terms of giving us feedback and tips. Our calls for service have been way up. Thats probably been the one bright spot. Police advise not approaching suspects, but getting detailed information about them and relaying that information to po lice immediately. The non-emergency line if it appears to be an emergency. CADILLAC | New burglary wave defies stereotypes C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER G R A D U A T I O N L U N C H E O N Presented Supported by: Scott Abramson Merrill Lynch Elon Bodden sponsored by CenterState Bank of Florida Jill Hamilton Buss Healthy Central Florida Mike Cabana Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center Heather Caldwell Winter Park Day Nursery David W. Crabtree, II Architects Design Group Pamela Cribb OCPSWinter Park Tech Moyeshea Robynn Demar Welbourne Avenue Nursery & Kindergarten Lee Ann Fleming Orlando Health Lisa Fleming Fannie Hillman + Associates Wendy Folk Alzheimers Association Rigel Frame Floridas Finest Linen Service Mark Freid Think Creative, Inc. Charlene Hotaling Orange Bank of Florida Garland Ingram II CenturyLink Antonio Jackson Antsworth Eco Transportation Vonda Jones Winter Park Police Department Tonya Kelly Ferrell & Kelly CPAs Megan Lanier Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Kimberly Layton Centennial Bank Jessica Lewis Winter Park Memorial Hospital Lawrence Lyman Tactical Electronics Corporation Kelly Messina Montanna & Associates Michael Miller Rollins College Andrea Morgan Mandy Nice The NICE Life, LLC Patsy Rice Winter Park Housing Authority Kimberly Roberts Kimberly Roberts, AP, LMT, LLC Lynn Sand WUCF TV Sharon Snow RE/MAX 200 Leigh Ann Sprague May lower Retirement Community Dori Stone City of Winter Park Trae Terry Old Florida National Bank Donna Tucker Rollins College Denise Weathers Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Cindy Whitaker B.A.S.E. Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation Thomas Willard Lockheed Martin Ruth Anne Yeats, Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:30 a.m.:30 p.m. Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center Graduation of Class XXIII Val Demings, Former Chief City of Orlando Police Department Presentation of Leadership Winter Park 2013 Community Leader Award Marni Spence, Partner CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP RSVP by Wednesday, May 8, 2013 www.winterpark.org or call(407) 644 8281 Spring Cleanup begins this week Its that time of year again! Now is the time for spring clean ing and the city of Winter Park encourages residents to partici pate in the citys annual Spring Cleanup. The annual Spring Cleanup provides an extra bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appli ances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening prior to their second reg ularly scheduled pickup day. Quadrant Assigned pickup day North of Fairbanks/Aloma av enues Week of April 29 South of Fairbanks/Aloma av enues Week of May 6 PLEASE NOTE: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Spring Cleanup. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please contact Utility 0800. Stay away from the tracks Sunday, May 5, through Satur day, May 11 is Train Safety Aware ness Week. Please stay away from the tracks at all times. person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S. home. more likely to die in a crash in volving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle. people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S. As part of the on-going effort to enhance the publics aware ness of the dangers that exists at highway-rail grade crossings, the Winter Park Police Department has joined forces with Operation Lifesaver, and other law enforce tant safety message Stay away from the tracks stay off, stay away, stay alive. Motorists and pedestrians can expect the Winter Park police to have an enhanced visible pres ence at highway-rail grade cross ings beginning Sunday, May 5, and stop anyone who fails to fol low the common sense tips shown below: Drivers: tracks. Proceed through a high way-rail grade crossing only if you are sure you can completely clear the crossing without stop ping. Remember, the train is three feet wider than the tracks on both sides. Never race a train to the crossing even if you tie, you lose. and faster-moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to go by before you pro ceed across the tracks. stop quickly. Even if the locomo tive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes are gates. Its illegal as well as deadly. on a track with a train coming, get out immediately and move quickly away from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. If you run in the same direction the train is traveling, when the train hits your car you Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance. while waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks approaching from the other direction. Freight trains do not follow set schedules. Pedestrians: is at a designated public crossing red lights or gate. If you cross at any other place, you are trespass Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. by at least three feet in both direc tions. Loose straps hanging from rail cars may extend even further. If you are in the right of way next to the tracks, you can be hit by the train. mediately after a train passes. A second train might be blocked by ther direction, so wait until you train in both directions. yards and equipment are private property, and trespassers are sub a rail yard uninvited by a railroad subject to criminal prosecution. You could be injured or killed in a busy rail yard. For more information, please visit: oli.org, twitter.com/olina tional, or facebook.com/opera tion.lifesaver Stay connected with Winter Park PD via: facebook.com/Win terParkPD and twitter.com/wp pdcpu Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Be aware that trains cannot stop quickly. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes are applied. Thats 18 football fields! r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n

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Page 7 MAY 2 Steampunk Steps Out at the Boiler Plate Ball at the Orlando Museum of Art on May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Got an interest in the surreal fantasy world of the movie Sucker Punch? Its a night of steam punk, dieselpunk and clockpunk, with food and music. Visit omart.org for more information. MAY 3 The Winter Park Breakfast Rotary Club will host its third annual Central Florida Golf Classic on Friday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Pinar Country Club. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benet the Rotary Foundation, Pet Rescue by Judy and the Grove Counseling Cen ter. Immediately following the tournament there will be a silent auction, awards cer emony and barbeque. To register please contact Zack at 407-301-6877 or Zack@ MyPinnacleMedia.com At the May 3 Ladies Art Lounge guests will create beautiful and fun jewelry with artist Marla E using recycled Styrofoam, cardboard and other found objects. Works will be embellished with a variety of ma terials including tissue paper, mod-podge, acrylic paint, wire wrappings, beads and gems. Paper-based jewelry is durable and water-resistant. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Art & History Museums Maitlands Germaine Marvel Building. Visit artandhis tory.org or call 407-539-2181, ext. 265, for more information. MAY 4 Its Derby on Park at the Winter Park Country Club, featuring a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Admission includes food, beer and cocktails from some of Winter Parks most popular restaurants. Prizes for womens best hat and mens best dressed. Visit winterparkannual.com for more information or call 321-3967790. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Orlando is holding its ninth annual NAMI Walk at Lake Lily in Maitland to stomp out stigma surrounding mental illness. All funds collected will be used to fund NAMIs free support groups, education classes, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and their loved ones. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk takes off at 9 a.m. on May 4. Visit namiwalks.org/greaterorlando for more information. The Greater Orlando Doll Clubs annual show and sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. Its one of the biggest shows in years, with more than 100 booths. Call 407-678-5678 for more information. The College Park Neighborhood Asso ciation (CPNA) will bring back the Homes Tour on Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. only this year with a twist. The 2013 Tour is a walking tour that features the beauti ful and historic homes around the South Lake Adair area. Come enjoy the beauty of this very special neighborhood. There are several homes you will be able to enter and admire as well as so many to enjoy from the sidewalk. Visit collegeparkor lando.org or call 407-928-8620 for more information. Elizabeth Levensohns exhibit Gothic Folk debuts from 8 p.m. to midnight May 4 at Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando. Both the book and the paintings will be on dis play and available for sale throughout the month of May at Stardust. Half of the books prots will be donated to benet Harbor House of Central Florida. Live mu sic will be performed by Madeline Pots, Andy Matchett, The Little Sadies, Jami Cheshire, Wortzinol, Mason Jars, Russell Kramer and Dave & Christi. MAY 5 The Florida Symphony Youth Orches tra s 56th Concert Season will end with a nal performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, with a four-orchestra concert at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in downtown Orlando. Buy your tickets at redchairpro ject.tix.com, or by calling 407-999-7800. The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its nal meeting before the summer break on Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Art & History Museums Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Mait land. Meetings resume in September. Our May meeting will feature an on site Plein Air demo by our president, Cindy Sturla. Additionally, we will have our election of ofcers as well as the Ice Cream Social. MAY 6 In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Reections Dermatologys Dr. Dimitri Palceski will be teaming up with the Winter Park YMCA to perform free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park YMCA. Call 407-8958818 for more information. Artisans on Fifth a non-prot, co-op erative art gallery in downtown Mount Dora, will feature the works of two Cen tral Florida artists throughout the month of May: Diane Brooks and Sandra Sa lem. The opening reception will coincide with Mount Doras monthly Gallery Walk, scheduled for Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Its at 134 E. Fifth Ave. in Mount Dora. Visit artisansonfth.com for more information. Come out to the Polasek Gardens for Meditation & Stretching on Mondays May 6, 13 and 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experience the connection between your body and your spirit in these 60-minute guided meditation and stretching sessions led by mental health counselor and tness instructor, Teri Re uter. The costs $8 for Museum members per session, and $10 per session for nonmembers. Register online at polasek.org or call 407-647-6294. MAY 7 From Start To Finish: The Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition runs from May 7 through July 21 at the Albin Po lasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Selected artists are: Amy Wieck, Anthony Deal, Bill Oatway, Brian Owens, Caro lyn Chace, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Daryl Golden, David L. Cumbie, Dean S. War ren, Geoffry Sprague, Henry Sinn, Iwona Lys-Dobradin, Jack Hill, James M. Bo jarzuk, Jene Omens, Linda Brant, Lynn Brenner-Katz, Mike Moftt, Mindy Colton, Peter Forster, Sue Adabody, Susan Carter, Woody Igou, Dawn Rosendahl, Marla E, Roneld Lores, Denisse Berlingeri, Byron Walker, and Richard Munster. From 4 to 6 p.m. on May 7, Heal Your Life, Save the World : Part II will be pre sented by Dr. Matilde Mesavage. In the second part of this series, we will discuss food safety, our health and the FDA, os teoporosis and calcium intake, factory farms, eating animals, the root of environ mental degradation, the transformation of consciousness, and a new way of life. Its all at Rollins College. MAY 9 The Central Florida Anthropological So cietys May Lecture A forgotten com munity: Archaeology of old St. Joseph, Gulf County, Florida by Christopher Hunt is from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 9 at Leu Gar dens. On Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. ac claimed author and documentary lm maker Bill Belleville will speak on The Other Historic Preservation: Salvaging Floridas Natural Heritage. Belleville is particularly well-known for his documen tary In Marjories Wake, which retraced author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings famed 1933 trip exploring the St. Johns River. N e e d T o S e l l Y o u r H o u s e ? 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Page 8 Lifestyles rfntbb brb rr rrrf rrrrrrrr rrrrrrr rrbr rrrrrbrrr brrrrrrr rrrrrrrb rbrrrrr rfrrrrb rrrrrrrbrr rrrbrfrrntrbbtbfbbtrb rfrnnrffnftbr f bf nnf rrrrrb b rrrr brrb rrrrrr rrbrrrrrb rrrrrrrr brrb rrrbr rb rrr rrr rrnb rrrb rrrrbr rrbrrrr rrrrbrrb An enormous clock glares down at them, almost menacingly, counting down the time until their deadline. When the clock with all their creative energy, editing work bucket. Theres no wiggle room, no second chances, no more time. When you get in that editing room, theres no going back, said Sasha Moore. We couldnt be a sec ond late, said Maddie Kidd. with all the pressures of a real-life journal said Lori Farbers Maitland Middle School dent Television Network (STN) conference along with more than 2,500 other middle and high school students in Los Angeles in March. There they attended workshops with writers, directors and journalists, who gave advice on their craft. They also par ticipated in six contests, and were the only PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Lori Farber teaches how to run a newsroom in her lm class at Maitland Middle School. A team of students from the school won accolades while working under pressure at the Student Television Network conference recently in Los Angeles. Please see TV on page 10 Maitland Middle films win big Students in Maitland Middles film class placed in every competition they entered at the Student Television Network conference BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff In its April 27, 2011 edition, the Observer published a story about a Future Problem Solving team from Maitland Middle School which won the elementary school division of the Future Problem Solving state competition. That team went on to take third place in the international competition, competing against teams from approximately 27 other states and 16 countries. The team is now in the middle school division. Despite being eighth graders competing against ninth graders, they recently nished second in the state and en route to the international competition. To learn more about Lori Farber and to watch her Maitland Middle School class lms, visit farbermedia.com

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Page 9 DISTANCE DUELERS Trinity Preps Millson brothers chase each other while other runners chase them L ong distance runners get the daunting task of tak ing the grand tour and experiencing every inch a track has to offer. It can be intimidating enough to have just one competi tor closely nipping at your heels meter after meter while you sweat out a tiresome and grueling twomile race. Trinity Preps Sam and Jesse Millson can literally make you think twice and double your troubles. While their game plans on race day are geared toward individual performance, there is no denying what ties them both to the sport and to each other. There are 3,200 meters that allow them to use each other as a measuring stick to see At Lake Highland Prepara tory School on Feb. 22, the two not only made the competition sweat, but they also made every one else have to play catch up. Sam says that their intentions go ing in to the race were to take con trol from the sound of the starter Thats exactly what they did, as place repeatedly in the early go ings. Along with freshmen team mate Chas Cook, they formed their own pack and set the tone for the entire event. Part of the plan may have been to run together, but in the end the two front-runners knew they would ultimately have to duke it out. Freshman Jesse passed Sam time of 9:56.29, four seconds in front of his older brother. Both times were personal records. They had trained hard for that moment under the lights. In a way, that training began before they were born. They come from a family who loves to run. Its in their genes. It didnt take long for Mother Nature to take over. From the time they were kids back to the days when stop signs determined a winner they recall creating their own proving grounds when ever one of them thought he was improving more than the other. We used to say to each other yeah, Ive been getting faster and the other one would be like well, Im still faster than you, Jesse STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff Please see RUNNERS on page 10 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Sam and Jesse Millson made a game out of racing each other early in their childhood. Thats translated into a competitive streak thats grown with them. As part of its on-going commitment to Central Florida, Fifth Third Bank is once again spearheading Summer of Dreams a 10-week summer program that provides two meals a day, activities, supervision and school supplies for homeless children, as well as nancial counseling for their parents. The publicprivate partner ship launched in 2011 has since served more than 2,200 homeless children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. The launch of this years program is at 11 a.m. on May 3 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Cen tral Florida, 411 Mercy Dr., Orlando. The Baldwin Park Merchants Asso ciation will host its next First Friday Festival and Art Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3. Its free and open to the public. MAY 4 The Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Super You! 5K is a fun run/walk to benet three local and worthwhile or ganizations: Special Olympics Florida, Just In Queso Foundation and OUT FOXCANCER. The 5k will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 a.m. begin ning at Showalter Field in Winter Park. Registration fee is $30, or $20 for stu dents. For more information, please visit rstgiving.com/ats5k/2013 or contact Sarah at sarahgantt@so.org or 352-727-5107. Another year of extraordinary adven tures, daring deeds, and super heroes (and villains), marks the comic book industrys leading outreach event: Free Comic Book Day! The stores in the Central Florida-based Coliseum of Comics chain are a few of the thou sands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. Visit freecomicbookday.com or coliseu mofcomics.com for more information. The Jewish Community Center in Maitlands Camp J Pool Party Kickoff gets going at 4:30 p.m. May 4. Come kick off pool season while parents can enjoy a night out until 9:30 p.m. Call 407-645-5933 for more information. MAY 5 Billy Brown Day for Maitland resident Billy Brown will help raise money for expenses ghting Leukemia. Its from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 5 at Dex ters in Lake Mary at Colonial Town Park just west of Interstate 4 on State Road 46A. Mention Billys battle to your server and a generous portion of your bill will be donated toward Billys medical expenses. Trinity Prep Aquatics is hosting a fam ily fun run/walk 5K on May 5. The event will take place on the campus of Trinity Prep School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. The event will be gin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 10 a.m. To register, please visit tpaswim.org or call 321-282-2579. MAY 9 Popcorn Flicks in Central Park con tinues with Space Jam at 8 p.m. in Winter Park. Its free, and so is the popcorn courtesy of the Enzian The ater. ONGOING The Maitland Public Librarys Scenic Maitland Walk takes place every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. Baby Time is every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The library also offers a LEGOS Engineers class from 4-5 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Page 10 middle school students to place or get honorable mention in every competition they entered. We were there to win, said student Alexis Kidd. They participated in contests ranging from making a love song music video and a commercial, to doing on-the-spot reporting, in terviewing other students about their passions and turning it into a feature news segment. Every contest had a time limit for the then another time limit for edit ing. They got to head around the convention center and venture their movies, dangling their cam eras off parking garage ledges and taking advantage of their hotels skyscraper views. The students have been very successful in the past at the con ference, and knew they had to live up to their reputation once again. They have such high expecta tions for themselves, Farber said. They try to keep raising the bar. The students all take Farbers class during the school day, and then the 29 who attended the conference spent two hours after school twice a week for six weeks to prepare for the competition. They held mock contests like the ones at STN, with time limits. They failed many times during those practices, dry on ideas, get ting writers block and missing deadlines. But the practices paid off, and each team had a very spe One teams commercial, which stop-motion animation technique they knew theyd use going into the competition. They were sell ing Hurley board shorts, and as their actor spun around to show the shorts off, arrows would pop up, touting the specs: water resis tant, super stretch, recycled poly ester. It was a plan that could be risky the judges couldve hated it, but the students knew theyd remember it. Memorable features like that were what gave them the edge, for their public service announce ferent emergencies. In her movie, they used unique shots, captur ing their subjects perspective from above, below and over their shoulder as they contemplate jumping off a bridge. Theres even It was also important to make line, which has been stressed fre quently in Farbers class. Making a story that makes Were really the language arts process told visually. When youre editing youre the one who really tells the story; Moore said. Farber loves seeing that kind of passion in her students. She said she imagines some of them win ning Academy Awards or living their dream reporting on CNN. She just hopes they all take with them the lesson she holds clos est to her heart when it comes to making visual art. that make the world better, she said. Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for its monthly breakfast program Featuring Ena Heller, PhD Bruce A. Beal Director Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College Come for a morning of coffee and conversation. Meet and greet with the new director at Rollins Colleges Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Learn how the museum is celebrating its 35th anniversary throughout 2013. Friday, May 10, 2013 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Students learn how to run a news show during a class at Maitland Middle School. TV | Students learn a wide range of filmmaking skills, from music video production to in-the-field reporting C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 said. Then we would just go in the street and race. For the Millson brothers, track is something that runs in their blood. The long distance duo says that their interest in running can be traced back to their grandfa ther who used to get up every day for a morning run. Their fa ther would eventually pick up the baton and go on to compete in the 800-meter event on his high school track team. Then theres this generation of Millson athletes same last name, but different type of com petitors. Jesse is known for being more of a sprinter which allows him to make energetic charges from behind, while Sam is known for getting out in front and hold ing a consistent pace for extended periods of time. The elder Saint says hes not the vocal type, but Jesse admits he is more of the jok er and outspoken motivator both in practice and races. During last years regional cross country race, the younger sibling was coming up fast on his older counterpart but still trying to serve as a spark. He yelled at me [from behind] keep going and then I turned it to another gear, said Sam. He eventually caught up to me and we just ran together. Even in the midst of perform ing in an individual sport and sometimes being each others only competition, they remain say they will inspire each other to keep giving every stride their all even when the college ranks may see them have to run differ ent paths. To them its not about bragging rights around the house or who beats who. Its just about being better in the next race. RUNNERS | A contentious childhood turned into a lifelong quest to beat each other and the competition C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER

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Page 11 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! I recently encountered the enlighten ing statement, We dont have to live this way. What immediately came into my mind was, Then why do we live the way we do? The average persons day is probably made up of many habitual ingredients, I suspect that very little of what we do all day elicits, or even necessitates, much originality. Life is primarily habitual and a habit we hope to prolong for a very extended time. The older we get, the further we are from the inventive energies place. My b.w. and I live in a house we bought 33 years ago on our Florida honeymoon. Sitting in rooms that remain fundamentally unchanging sanctuaries, we notice little additions of our own that weve put in place through three decades to remind ourselves years later that everything is not exactly as we found it. Our stamp of originality was, perhaps, as compelling as Michelangelos, even if not so full of genius. Whenever I see a house being torn down to provide ground for building a new house, I am reminded that someones fond original ideas and dreams are being carted off in the back of a truck. when a new generation decides to express itself there in new architecture, new gim micks. Nothing human lasts for long, and, if scientists are to be believed, even our sun itself is but a glowing star that will burn itself out into eternal blackness within a calculable time. All the stars we now see are suns with predictable life spans. In the end, will the whole universe be simply a vast mass of burned out ash? If not, then obviously new stars must be created as other stars burn out. Existence, we are told, began with a The Big Bang theory proposes that nothingness exploded into everything there is, and originated from a very hot mass given the name we call a singular ity. The time between creation and the explosion (Planck time) is immeasur ably short, and forever shrouded in the secrecy of its own creation. Our light is life, and our life is light, and we live in a sunlit world that will surely outlive us. Aprs moi le dluge might better read, after us, ubiquitous darkness. When Einstein was living at Princeton, we used to hear frequent quotes. Lots of simple ordinary people were talking about relativity. The fact is that we like to think of things that are absolute in our lives, for this concept gives us a sense of security. However, Einstein made us accept the fact that everything is rela tive that is, relative to everything else in the universe and that nothing is absolute. The French have a saying that life is change and there is nothing for sure that is standing still in this universe where we, and all about us, are constantly on the move. My return to Winter Park after an ab headlong into the changes in this commu nity where the lakes somehow remained pretty much the same. I walk down narrow brick streets where I once pedaled my bicycle to go to school or to buy some groceries for my mother. The streets are somewhat the same, but my God, the changes in me! How many other kids have gone through the same schools I attended here, gone on to colleges all over the U.S., and live now who knows where? About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) I am intrigued by questions not asked. Example: How many poor children does America require? Whats the right number of kids we should expect our poor to produce? If youre already on public assistance, for example, how many more children should you bring into that existence? If, as some argue, all life is precious under all circumstances, then there should be no societal expectation that quality of life (for the entire nation) be a consideration when reproducing. My father had an expression that went like this, Who died and made you pope? Or king, or emperor, or potentate. It was a reality check if someone (frequently me) was getting a bit too prescriptive, too sure of his/her advice. With that caveat, if I were a 21st century enlightened despot, I would at tempt to decrease poverty in America by encouraging the already impoverished from having any children they cannot themselves support. I would require (to the best that social policy could encour age) that adults act responsibly with their fertility. I would reward (pay) women to not have more children born in poverty. I would underwrite vasectomies and tubal ligations. I would make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. raised in such circumstances. I do not understand how anyone could object to reducing poverty in America by reducing the actual number of those born in/into poverty. There is a direct and undeniable correlation, a generational connection between the poor having poor children who in turn have Statistically speaking, one literally begets the other. Its an unfortunate circle of poverty that we would wisely (as a culture) interrupt. Give us your thoughts on how you would more effectively (than my recom mendation) combat generational poverty in America. Onto another subject that puzzles me: If, as has been argued since 9-11, America is at War with Terrorism such that we have doubled our military and security budgets who exactly is the enemy? Why is it that we will invade and oc cupy whole nations? Who attempts to murder Americans and wreak havoc on the United States? I am not interested in column, just who is it that has America in its cross hairs. During WWII, how many Japanese did Ameri approve to move to the United States? We mistakenly interned Japanese Americans, a mistake that we subsequently (and quite actual Japanese were approved for immi gration? I think you know the number. So, if we are indeed at war and we are tagonist, does it make sense to allow the group? Again, are we at war? And is there a weve discerned who possess common characteristics? If we have, should we continue to allow a pool of immigrants who have some of those basic charac teristics to come to America? Or, should we take a time-out, an immigration hiatus until the issues we have with that enemy are resolved and we no longer are murdering one another (at war). The objection(s) will be that you are holding an entire group hostage to the follies of a few. But isnt that always the nature of war? Unreasonable? Thoughts? Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Life & death How come we do us like we do, do, do? I would make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. Thirty years ago, the Na tion at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learn ing to read, and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the noses of parents, concerned citizens and the school board, and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members, are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that educa tion in general has problems, but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools them selves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, fail ures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools account able. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about stu dent achievement, budgets, pro gram effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at grade-level by the third grade. For low-income stu dents, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults cur rently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a familysustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy, but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its fourth-grade According to the NAEP, only 30 Alabama isnt unique. Scores Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says more percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent fourth-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Depart ment says 6 in 10 eighth graders assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern, and cover it up. Fortunately, there is unvar nished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldig ger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Founda tion, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards and community leaders self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improve ment. J.E. Stone is president and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to educationconsumers.org/rad.htm The nation is still at risk and the public is still in the dark J.E. STONE Guest Writer

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Page 28 SUNDAY 1-4 NEW LISTING! MOVE-IN READY 2349 Sherbrooke Road, Winter Park. 4BD/3BA, 1,870SF. Fantastic home in the heart of Kenilworth Shores! This 4/3 split bedroom plan offers such a great layout. Open kitchen with brand new granite countertops. Charming wood-burning fireplace in the family room. Bamboo wood floors in all bedrooms. Updated master bath. Painted inside and out. Large screened-in porch. $325,000 COMPLETELY REMODELED WINTER PARK HOME 810 N. Phelps Avenue, Winter Park. 4BD/3BA. 2,086SF. Tastefully appointed interior with wood and travertine floors and crown molding. Fabulous open floor plan featuring a spacious, eat-in kitchen with stainless, granite & island. The dining area flows from the kitchen into a large family room which leads to a screened pool and spa. Close to shop ping, dining, recreation (park, tennis and YMCA) and downtown Winter Park. $469,000 BALDWIN PARK POOL HOME 1559 Harston Avenue, Orlando. 5BD/5BA, 3,683SF. 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The fully functioning one car garage with automatic garage door opener can also be used as a bonus room. The lush backyard is beautifully landscaped with brick patio and a Lynx 27 professional grill. Hardwood floors and tile throughout. Hosted by: Sharon Strong (407) 399-6006 3 BR/2BA 1,800 square feet under air. STRONG AND COMPANY SUNDAY 12-3 NEW PRICE! PRIME LOCATION IN OLDE WINTER PARK 1605 Highland Road, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA. 1,994SF. Walk to Park Ave. Beautiful & Ready to Move In. Updated 1940s 3/2 split plan. Large rooms, skylights & hardwood Floors. Oversized Master with large walk-in closet. Kitchen has Granite Counter tops. Florida Room with Heat and Air. Oversized Deck in Private Backyard. Close to restaurants shopping, and hospital. $300,000 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. PRICE REDUCED! 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J udy Sarullo never imag ined staying for long down a winding dirt road off of Colonial Drive, but as her van crawled toward the dilapidated metal shop ahead, the tire tracks already overlapped hundreds of times. Just inside the brick build ings heavy sliding doors, dozens of tails started wagging. Maybe today it was time to go home. 20 years of Pet Rescue by Judy, home was always some where else. That abandoned brick building was just a stopover when moved in, just like the houses, and disused kennels that would forever homes for abandoned pets, temporary had become Sarullos search for her own place to stay. After moving 11 times, Pet almost. Sarullos charity isnt moving in quite yet, but on April 28 the spritely 64-year-old trans planted New Yorker invited re porters out to meet the crew, and Central Florida Senior A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MAY 2013 Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. THE RIGH T DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNIT Y [ for the whole family ]8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 5/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 MAY 941 Braswell Ad_WPO.indd 1 4/9/13 10:10 AM PHOTO BY TIM FREED STAFF Judy Sarullos Pet Rescue by Judy has moved 11 times before nding a permanent home in Sanford. The animal advocate has found homes for thousands of cats and dogs. Please see JUDY on page 2 Rescue dream comes true New Pet Rescue by Judy location will be a forever home TIM FREED Staff Writer Learn more about Pet Rescue by Judy at petrescuebyjudy. com. For more about the Save the Tails project and how to chip in, contact info@ savethetails.com I always knew it would happen, I just didnt know it would take me 20 years, but here we are. Judy Sarullo

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Before you start doling out cash, however, make sure you are on track to fund your own retirement, have adequate health insurance, can pay off your mort gage, and are otherwise debt-free. You wouldnt want to deplete your resources and then become If you can check all those Please see MONEY on page 3 Share your money before you die JASON ALDERMAN Guest Writer RowellAuctions.comRowell Auctions, Inc. | 800-323-8388 Auction Site: Union County Community Center 129 Union County Recreation Rd, Blairsville, GA BANK ORDERED94 Bank ForeclosedPropertiesGA, NC & TNMany Selling Absolute! No Minimums! No Reserves!Tuesday, May 14th @ 2:00 p.m.Online Bidding Available the building, thats making her dream come true. Sarullo had already been res cuing orphaned animals for the better part of two decades before an anonymous donor gave two empty buildings to her in 2010. But the combined 9,000 square Paw Park Place dog park was nowhere near the gleaming spay and neuter clinic and adoption center shed hoped for. More than two years of fundraising and ren ovation later, that vision is slowly materializing. Its a dream come true, she said. I always knew it would hap pen, I just didnt know it would take me 20 years, but here we are. Im so grateful to everyone. I cant of relief. While the current loca tion on Iroquois Avenue has met the needs of thousands of animals opted out last year the build ing comes with a monthly rent often struggled to meet. A location owned by the shel ter also means less of a chance for legal battles, like in early 2006 when Pet Rescue by Judy was evicted from its Oviedo location because of code violations. Its just a home for my ani mals, Sarullo said. We dont have to worry about people com plaining and telling us we have to move. Its just a phenomenal feel construction for the new shelter, Pet Rescue by Judy started a proj ect called Save the Tails, which accepts the donation of funds and construction services. Save the Tails Project Manager lo after adopting two kittens from her a few months ago. Now she runs Judys donation engine, as the little lady with the New York spunkiness works to give thou sands of orphaned animals per manent homes of their own. I dont think Ive ever met anyone more dedicated, ElliottRink said. Im doing this for her, that her legacy will live on. Shes like the Mother Teresa of furry ones in Central Florida. A slew of local businesses and companies have already stepped up to donate their services, in cluding general contractors EDC Group, Speedy Concrete Cutting Inc. and Hickey Electric Inc. Were very happy to be here and be part of this for these pets and for Judy, because shes a wonderful person, said Alan Cohn, managing partner for EDC Group. Were looking forward these pets taken care of. Speedy Concrete Cutting Vice President John Gunther wanted to help the woman who has spent her life saving pets. At the end of the day, she stands up for those who have no options and cant stand up for themselves, Gunther said. She does that on behalf of the rest of with this and help any way I can. All of that effort is going to giving animals a good home, Sa still under the watch of the shel ter, and more coming in daily, its a struggle that will continue long after her dream comes true. Thats what Sarullo signed up for two decades ago, after a chance adop tion turned into a mission to save lives. Its not a charity thing and its not for me, its for the animals, Sarullo said. The more animals homes, the happier I am. Sarullo said that the renova tions and construction are set for completion in late October. Tens of thousands of adoptions later, itll be Sarullos turn to come home, Elliott-Rink said. Finally, Judy will have a forever home. 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Page 3 rrf nf tf bb nf r r fr n tb bb bb tb b f n n t n n n n n n n n n r r rffntb f nf r b Avoid the gift tax. You can give cash or property worth up vidual, before youll trigger the recipient.) Youll probably never since youre allowed to bestow your lifetime above and beyond in which for most of us means Pay for education. If college is still far off for your children, grandchildren or others, con interest the account earns is not for contributions made to their If one child decides not to attend college, you can always transfer the account balance to another without penalty. Roth IRAs for kids. If your minor children or grandchildren gifts dont count), you may fund a Roth IRA on their behalf. You for the year, whichever is less. Your contributions are made on count is tapped at retirement. Many people cannot afford health or other insurance and so forgo coverage, putting themselves just one serious illness or accident plan or IRA. Consider applying loved ones pay for these critical tect them from catastrophe, but also greatly increase their longCharitable contributions. If youre planning to leave money or property to charities in your will, consider beginning to share those assets now, if you can af ford to. Youll be able to enjoy watching your contributions at work and be able to deduct details. Before taking any of these ac sor to make sure your own bases are covered. If you dont have an ning.org for help locating one. Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To follow him on Twitter, visit twitter.com/PracticalMoney Relief is in sight for many Central Floridians who struggle to afford their medical prescrip tions. Heart of Florida United Way FamilyWize Community Service Partnership to offer the free Fami lyWize discount card, which pro vides average savings of almost 40 percent at most pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide. So far, more than 49,000 local million using FamilyWize cards. On average, cardholders save percent. For struggling Central their pockets can allow them to pay bills and purchase other necessities. While the savings are cause for celebration, there is still over whelming need in our commu nity. HFUW is working hard to reach everyone who cant afford medications especially those hit hard by the economic downturn. In a survey by the Common wealth Fund, a private founda tion supporting independent research on health care issues, employer became uninsured after cent of uninsured adults with a chronic condition skipped doses their condition because of cost. Even those with insurance that cost keeps them from taking medicine as prescribed, particu larly those with high-deductible health plans. According to an who had a deductible of at least Retirees dont have it any easier quite the contrary, in fact. face the most brutal struggle, especially those who depend on multiple medications. No matter their age or walk of life, no one should have to make the terrible choice between medicine and basic human needs such as food and shelter. Thats why Heart of Florida United Way is one of 1,000 local United Ways to join the Family Wize Community Service Part nership over the last seven years. United Way Worldwide recently named FamilyWize a Preferred Partner, providing a platform to help people in every community across the country. So far, weve Here in Central Florida, were we want to provide a Family Wize discount card to every person in our community who is unemployed or uninsured, has to buy medication not covered by their health plan or government program, or is otherwise unable to get the medicine they need. We our other services, such as food banks and pantries, utility and housing assistance, and more. Times are still hard for many of our neighbors, and Heart of Florida United Way is here to help. To request a free Family Wize card, contact us by dialing 2-1-1. Robert H. (Bob) Brown is president and CEO of the Heart of Florida United Way. Free prescriptiondiscount card saves Central Floridians nearly $3 million ROBERT H. BROWN Guest Writer MONEY | Parents can pay into IRAs and 401(k)s for their kids C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 Consider applying your tax-exempt gifts to help loved ones pay for health insurance.

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Page 4 nances and to start planning for the future. That should include plans in case you or a family member needs long-term care. Its a tough topic. But if you plan ahead, youre more likely to get the kind of care you want. Here are some questions and an swers to help you jump-start the process: If you need long-term care, what are your preferences? Once, long-term care meant staying in a nursing home. Not anymore. Today, there are assisted living facilities, retirement communities with many levels of care, and devices that can help you stay in your home longer. Think about what you want, and then do as much as you can in advance to plan for it. For stay in your home, make grab bars and accessible entryways. Should you consider buying longterm care insurance? Planning is a good idea, but you may end up needing more care than you anticipated. Thats where long-term care insurance may help. Long-term care is and see what you can afford. You might consider buying long-term care insurance, but it doesnt make sense for everyone. varies, and youll have to be able to keep up with premium payments for years or even decades. care attorney to help you evaluate whats best for you. The website eldercare.gov, operated by the U.S. Administration on attorney. When should you start thinking about buying long-term care insurance? Financial advisors suggest that it is best to purchase long-term care insurance a policy if you are older, but the longer you wait, the more a policy will cost. What should you look for in a longterm care insurance policy? Policies vary a lot. Here are some things youll need to understand before you sign up. First, make sure the protection. Policies usu ally pay up to a certain amount per day and have might not need care for decades after you buy the policy, so you need to make sure that the Most policies dont start paying until after you need care for a certain period of time, which is known as the elimination period. You need to know how long that is. Also ask how disabled youll need to be before coverage begins: Policies require different levels of disability before they start to pay. Finally, make sure the policy covers both home care and nursing home age for certain conditions. In the end, you need to balance what a policy costs and covers with what youre able to pay. Some long-term care insurance. What if you cant afford long-term care insurance and end up needing expensive long-term care? If you dont have insurance and need care, you generally have to pay for it yourself, which can eat up your assets. But if that happens, there is a safety net: Every states Medicaid program pays for long-term care. While its best to not have to qualify for Medicaid, its there if you need it. Its the only reliable long-term care insurance we have right now. Are there other options or resources? Some states have whats called longterm care partnership programs. If you buy an approved insurance policy through such a program, you can qualify for Medicaid when you run out of insur ance coverage, instead of when you use up your assets. Check if your state has a program. Also visit longtermcare.gov, a resource clearinghouse for senior services that includes information on long-term care options. Are there any policy changes on the horizon that might help? Unfortunately, we dont have anything like Medicare for long-term care a national insurance program for everyone. But there is hope for progress. President Obama and congressional leaders recently appointed members to a Long-Term Care theyll be developing a plan to improve consumers long-term care choices. Hope fully, youll be reading about their recom mendations soon. Ron Pollack is executive director of Families USA. 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. have is the home loan guaranty program. The Department of Veterans Affairs web but here are a few things you need to know if youre considering using it. down payment; the closing costs are lim ited and can be paid by the seller; you can pay off the loan early without penalty; and you wont be stuck paying private mort gage insurance. The VA stands behind a loan you get from another source. See the VA website for eligibility and a chart showing the qualifying wartime and peacetime periods, qualifying active dates, and minimum service days required. nance, which allows you to take the equity from your home for paying off debts, to your home; and Interest Rate Reduc loan. Additionally, there are grants to help disabled veterans buy or modify a home. If you dont have a computer, call the VA for more information about the home loan guaranty program at 1800-827-1000. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. No easy answers for long-term care RON POLLACK Guest Writer The average cost for a year in a nursing home is $84,000, and Medicare does not cover it. VA home loans are great deal By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish. Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 5 moment. And Congress has stabilized the state of uncertainty since the so-called The deal is this: The worst-case scenario in which all estates north Thats great news for anyone with a good sized home, a small business or family farm, and/or a decent-sized retirement fund. Instead, lawmakers came up with a million. This means that anyone who dies leaving an estate to a non-spouse of more ity. That is, until a future Congress tweaks the rules again. Rules for spouses Normally, surviving spouses are en inherit property from their partner. There surviving spouse. surviving spouse is not a U.S. citizen. The later, and if a widow or widower is not a of citizenship of a surviving spouse has States stating otherwise, this means that If one or more spouses is a non-citizen, handle on this before it happens. Estate taxes and same-sex partners spouses, because the Defense of Marriage Act legally prohibits the IRS from applying the same rules to these couples that apply Special situations that applies to citizens means that some individuals and couples will have to take countermeasures: Trusts a surviving spouse to use any portion of didnt use effectively combining their portability rules. But this only applies under current law. For other couples, or may consider forming a bypass or A-B trust. Consult an attorney for information licensed attorney can draw up trusts. Life insurance You may want to consider potential es have to pay on inherited assets. You may need life insurance to provide the cash in fusion your heirs need to avoid having to sell assets under pressure. You may need a permanent life insurance policy which is designed to pay out no matter how long you live rather than a term policy. Term policies are designed to be very affordable for a limited number of years, but not de for something that happens near your life Convert Traditional IRAs to Roths IRAs and other retirement accounts are ability by converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA now. This generates an immedi this money sooner or later anyway, when you take distributions. But you reduce the now and potentially reduce the dollar and more employers are offering a Roth as well or if you have left the company or if your plan allows in-service withdrawals, IRA and convert it to a Roth. Traditionally, life insurance profes sionals have a key role in assisting clients mitigation strategies. They do this in con Bob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, specializing in assisting families in having a calm retirement when faced with stormy nancial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407-644-6646 for more information. about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comS T OP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Estate taxes for 2013 and beyond Bob Adams Finding the calm in rough waters A SafeHarbor The National Auction Group #664 Myakka City, Florida Florida Display Network 2x6 rfntbr frnrrfrrThomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433 nftb HISTORIC KIBLER RANCHBRADENTON,FLORIDA1,009ACRES2.5 MILESFRONTAGEONMANATEERIVERWORLD-CLASSHUNTING& FISHING OWNER FINANCINGA FLORIDA STATE TREASUREFIRSTTIMEOFFEREDTO rFOR 12 MOS. AFTER INSTANT SAVINGS E NTERTAINM ENT PACKAGEfn tnb New Approved Customers Only. 24-Mo Agreement Required.DIRECT STAR TV

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Revolutionizing the way America shops for Elder Care and Services. 715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 407.949.6733 Presented in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center at One Senior Place 1 2 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:3012:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 3 Womens Inspirational Hour 12 1 By Cindy Price, RSVP 407.949.6732 Medicare Educational Workshop, 1:30 3 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Memory Screenings, 2 4 By Arden Courts, Appointment Only: 407.949.6733 6 SENIOR CLUB BINGO Day, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group & Longwood Healthcare The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 10 1 Exit Real Estate Results 7 Medicare Education Workshop, 1 2 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Travel & Tourist Safety, 2 3:30 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 8 Opciones de Planes de Medicare 10:30 12 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.748.0236 9 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 10 13 SENIOR CLUB, Computer Club, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 10 1 Exit Real Estate Results 14 Crafts & Conversation, 2 4 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:305:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 15 Medicare Educational Workshop 1 2:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 Senior Survival Workshop, 2 4 The Law Office of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.8700 16 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results 17 Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 20 SENIOR CLUB Movie Day, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group The Real Estate Specialists are IN 101 Exit Real Estate Results 21 Senior Bingo Fun 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 22 Medicaid Planning, 9:30 11:30 Estate Planning, 2 4 By The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 Medicare Educational Workshop 12:302 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 23 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Womens Financial Beliefs A Workshop for Women 5:307:30 By Price Financial Services, RSVP 407.339.4500 24 ADRC Workshop: Parkinsons Disease Seminar 2 4 By Parkinson Outreach of Florida Hospital RSVP 407.843.1910 27 Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a safe, fun Holiday! 28 Senior Appreciation Day Bingo! 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 29 Dont forget THIS FRIDAY Stop by our Womens Day Extravaganza! YOU have a chance to win a $500 Mall Shopping Spree! Be one of the first 100 women in the door and you have a chance to win! 30 Medicare Educational Workshop 1 2 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 SAVE THE DATE! Womens Day Extravaganza! Friday, May 31st from 10am 2pm You will have the chance to win a $500 Mall Shopping Spree! Entry to the first 100 women to attend. Must be present to win. OneSeniorPlace.com Open Monday Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Join us for our events and seminars in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center!

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Revolutionizing the way America shops for Elder Care and Services. 715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 407.949.6733 Presented in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center at One Senior Place 1 2 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:3012:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 3 Womens Inspirational Hour 12 1 By Cindy Price, RSVP 407.949.6732 Medicare Educational Workshop, 1:30 3 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Memory Screenings, 2 4 By Arden Courts, Appointment Only: 407.949.6733 6 SENIOR CLUB BINGO Day, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group & Longwood Healthcare The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 10 1 Exit Real Estate Results 7 Medicare Education Workshop, 1 2 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.949.6723 Travel & Tourist Safety, 2 3:30 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 8 Opciones de Planes de Medicare 10:30 12 By Medicare Plan Options, RSVP 407.748.0236 9 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 10 13 SENIOR CLUB, Computer Club, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 10 1 Exit Real Estate Results 14 Crafts & Conversation, 2 4 By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:305:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers RSVP 407.545.4098 15 Medicare Educational Workshop 1 2:30 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 Senior Survival Workshop, 2 4 The Law Office of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.8700 16 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results 17 Zumba Gold Exercise Class 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians 20 SENIOR CLUB Movie Day, 10 12 By Family Physicians Group The Real Estate Specialists are IN 101 Exit Real Estate Results 21 Senior Bingo Fun 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Why do hearing aids cost so much?, 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 22 Medicaid Planning, 9:30 11:30 Estate Planning, 2 4 By The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 Medicare Educational Workshop 12:30 2 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 23 The Real Estate Specialists are IN, 9 12 Exit Real Estate Results Zumba Gold Exercise Class, 11:30 12:30 By Orlando Family Physicians Womens Financial Beliefs A Workshop for Women 5:307:30 By Price Financial Services, RSVP 407.339.4500 24 ADRC Workshop: Parkinsons Disease Seminar 2 4 By Parkinson Outreach of Florida Hospital RSVP 407.843.1910 27 Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a safe, fun Holiday! 28 Senior Appreciation Day Bingo! 1112 By Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3:30 5:00 By Harmony Hearing Centers, RSVP 407.545.4098 29 Dont forget THIS FRIDAY Stop by our Womens Day Extravaganza! YOU have a chance to win a $500 Mall Shopping Spree! Be one of the first 100 women in the door and you have a chance to win! 30 Medicare Educational Workshop 1 2 By Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 SAVE THE DATE! Womens Day Extravaganza! Friday, May 31st from 10am 2pm You will have the chance to win a $500 Mall Shopping Spree! Entry to the first 100 women to attend. Must be present to win. OneSeniorPlace.com Open Monday -Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Join us for our events and seminars in the VITAS Auditorium and Conference Center!

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Page 10 Stay on your feet The Center for Independent Living will offer a free six-week FUNctional Independence Training (F.I.T.) course that will teach participants how to prevent falls and maintain independence through exercise and creating a safe home environment. Classes run April 30 through June 18 at 720 N. Denning Drive, Winter Park. To register, contact Don Pirozzoli at 407623-1070 ext. 135 or dpirozzoli@cilorlando.org Avoiding nancial exploitation Legal Issues Affecting Seniors : The Elder Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association will host a seminar on Tuesday, May 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 Marks Street, Orlando. Topics will include: Preven tion of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation, The Impact of Legal Guardianship on You and Your Fam ily, and The ABCs of Medicare. A light breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but space is limited, please call 407-422-3017 for reservations. Social Security 101 The Commission on Aging presents Social Security 101 at 1 p.m. May 8 at the Alafaya Branch Library, 12000 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, with the help of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Call 407-8367446 for more information on this or other classes available. Charting the Senior Years Come to the Charting the Senior Years seminar from 6-7 p.m. May 21 at the Winter Park Commu nity Center. Board certied elder law attorney Patricia Fuller and attorney Heather Kirson will discuss estate planning, advance directives, nursing home asset protection, Medicaid and veterans benets. Its free, but reservations are requested. Its at 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-422-3017 for more information. Maitland Senior Center Events The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Mai tland Ave. in Maitland, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule, including the events below, is subject to change without no tice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in May at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in May at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar on line to see what movies are showing in May. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in May at 9 a.m. for Yoga Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in May at 1 p.m. for our Con versational French group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in May at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in May at 1 p.m. for our Con versational Spanish group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Ty every Wednesday in May at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in May at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in May for Recorder classes at 12:30 pm. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-comerst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bot tles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. This city of Maitland Leisure Services program is a service presented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance. Visit FLORIDASHINE.org for more information. 407.695.9739 kathyakrug@gmail.com Life is full of ups and downs and the finan cial markets are no different. As an investor, youre no doubt happy to see the ups but the downs can seem like a real downer. Isnt there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio? First of all, to cope with volatility, its helpful to know what causes it and there can be many causes. Computers that make trades in milliseconds, based on mathematical models, are sometimes blamed for intraday volatility, but large price swings can also occur follow ing the release of government economic re ports, such as those dealing with unemployment and housing starts. Global events, such as the European economic malaise, can also send the financial markets into a tizzy. By being aware of the impact of these events, you can see that the workings of the markets especially their volatility may not be as mysterious as you thought. Still, while know ing the causes of volatility can help you prepare for market swings, it wont blunt their impact on your portfolio. To do that, you need to create a diversified mix of investments be cause your portfolio can be more susceptible to negative price movements if you only own one type of asset. To illustrate: If you owned mostly bonds, and interest rates rose sharply, the value of your bonds would likely drop, and your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you owned stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investment vehicles, the rise in interest rates would probably affect your portfolio less significantly. Unfortunately, many investors think that if they own a few stocks and a bond, theyre diversified. But you can actually extend your diversification through many levels and you should. For the equity portion of your portfolio, try to own stocks representing many market sectors and industries. Also, consider international stocks. And rather than just owning U.S. Treasury bonds, consider corporate bonds and municipal bonds, and diversify your fixed-income holdings further by pur chasing short-term, intermediate-term and long-term bonds. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mix of asset classes and investments that are appropriate for your financial goals and objectives. How you ultimately diversify your portfolio depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals theres no one cor rect asset mix for everyone. And over time, your diversification needs may change. To cite one example, as you enter your retire ment years, you may need to increase your percentage of income-producing investments while possibly reducing the amount of growth investments you own. These growth-oriented investments tend to be more volatile, and you may want less volatility during your re tirement. However, even during retirement, you will need to own a certain percentage of growth investments to provide you with the growth potential youll need to stay ahead of inflation. Keep in mind that diversification cant guar antee a profit or protect against loss. Nonethe less, building a diversified portfolio may help take some of the volatility out of investing so look for diversification opportunities when ever possible.Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.Is Your Portfolio Truly Diversied? Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 Senior Calendar rate of 10,000 per day. When we do, were eligible to sign up for Medicare. Allsup, a provider of services for those of us who have Medicare plans, has outlined in a newsletter some of the facts we need to know about signing up for Medicare. Taking the right steps at the of all the choices that have to be made. When can we sign up? Three months and three months afterward. have a group plan through your employer, you might be able to keep that coverage. Check with your employers healthcare Study the Medicare Part D prescription drug plans carefully. There are about 20 to choose from. With Medigap policies, there are around 10. Beware: Medigap doesnt necessarily have to accept you after your initial enrollment period. Enroll on time. If you dont, you could be assessed a penalty of 10 percent for each 12-month period you could have been en enrolling, you also could be assessed a penalty for Part D. pay increased rates for your premiums for Part B, as well as for drug prescriptions. returns two years ago. Your best bet: Begin studying Medicare on your 64th birthday. Go to medicare. gov frequently and become comfortable with all the choices and decisions. Then, when the time comes, youll know how to handle your Medicare options. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Navigating the Medicare maze

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Page 11 The magical month of May Those of us who live here know that timing is key when it comes to having family and friends visit Orlando. May is one of the best months for travelers to get more out of their time here, because May means short lines for rides at the attractions, more weather. In addition, the Orlando Magicard, a free savings card offered by Visit Orlando, offers discounts on everything from theme parks to savings on cul tural venues such as the Orlando Museum of Art. For details, click on VisitOrlando.com May 3 through June 30 Paintings by Ellie DiezMassaro Ellie Diez-Massaro takes ordinary landscapes and turns them into magical dreamscapes LIGHT: Ellie Diez-Massaro at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art black-and-white infrared photo graphic prints, creating stunning evocations of color and mood. LEMA director Richard Colvin says, Ellies photographs are beautifully colored in both bright and subtle shades that take the artists original infrared photo graphs and elevate them into a new realm of fantasy. The public is invited to the opening in downtown Eustis at 1 W. Or visit lakeeustisartmuseum.org May 4 United Ways 21st annual Chefs Gala There are some big food and wine events in Central Florida, but none are as truly fabulous as the annual Chefs Gala that Way. Festivities begin May 4 at auction) at Epcot at Walt Disney Floridas top restaurants provide health and human service pro grams vital to Central Floridians in need, and with the contribu tion/purchase of a ticket to the Chefs Gala we can help. Call 407-429-2129 or visit hfuw.org May 8 Historical Honors for Rita Bornstein The nationally honored Rita Bornstein, president emeritus of Rollins College, will receive the Historical Society of Central Floridas highest honor at the an nual John Young History Maker Celebration on May 8. The award is given each year to a Floridian whose achievement has made an historic impact on the commu nity. The History Maker Cel ebration is the Societys largest fundraiser of the year with funds raised from the event supporting educational programs that served last year alone. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call May 9 and 10 When You Wish A concert of Disney favorites Community Choir invites the public to When You Wish favorites including songs from Beauty & The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, The Lion King, and other childhood favorites. Directed by CFCArts Founder Joshua Vickery, and backed by a full orchestra, When You Wish is the perfect fam ily concert. Tickets are afford and younger admitted for free. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! 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 STEVE JOHNSON'S PAINTING SERVICE 407-679-0111 www.OTownInteriors.com Since 1980 Choose From Any Color Palette Licensed & Insured Check our Local Reviews Online No Mark Ups on Paint Choices No Job Too Large or Too SmallSPECIALIZING IN INTERIOR PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES! Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see GARRICK on page 12 IMAGE COURTESY OF ELLIE DIEZ-MASSARO Ellie Diez-Massaro Idaho Cows

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Page 12 Longwood. Call Sarah Mattingly at 407-949-7170. May 10 Maitlands Summer Concert Series begins The Art & History Museums with Performing Arts of Mait summer concerts on May 10 at 7 W. Packwood Ave. These summer evenings under the stars kick off with The Hindu Cowboys, whose sound has been described as rich with folk, traditional string band and organic corn-fed roots music. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, and a bar is avail able. A&Hs Summer Concert Se ries takes place the second Friday of each month, and admission Heitz & the Revelators on July 12; The Loria Brothers on Aug. 9; and dHistory.org May 11 How to Succeed with the Orlando Philharmonic Fresh from a huge success with their production of the Orlando Philharmonic will take on the classic Broadway show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Chris topher Wilkins will conduct and Frank McClain will direct the musical in which ambitious win dow-washer J. Pierrepont Finch scratches his way to the top at the World Wide Wicket Company. This Frank Loesser musical won both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1962. Presented performances at the Bob Carr PAC at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 11, reserve your tickets by calling 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil. org May 11 The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center The largest collection of wines of any Orlando event comes to the Orlando Science Center on May 11 beginning at 7 p.m. The Science of Wine is much more than a simple wine tasting; its an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine as well as the opportu nity to sample more than 100 wine regions. This fundraiser for the Science Center, presented by Akerman Southern Wine & Spirits, will offer gourmet foods to accompany the wine selec tions; wine educator Luis Torres will present Life Beyond the Wine and Cheese Cocktail Party; and Tims Wine Market will offer wine education stations. Call 407Josh 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. Visit GolfweekEvents.com for full details and to register online today! SIGN UP TODAY! This popular tournament features a 36-hole Modied Chapman format and is open to amateur and professional golfers of all ages. Space is limited and will be lled on a rst-come, rst-served basis. THE GOLFWEEK FATHER & SON OPEN RETURNS TO ORLANDO! Join us for an evening of elegance, ne dining & spectacular entertainment TABLE: $3,500 INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $350Beneting Give Kids e World rff ntfbfSATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013 THE PEABODY ORLANDO GIVEKIDSTHEWORLD.ORG/GALA GARRICK | Want to learn more about and taste good wine? Head to Orlando Science Center May 11 C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com



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WPMOBSERVER.COM What started with just one more can is compounding its way into a whole new plan as the city of Maitland closes the bidding process to restructure its re cycling contract this week. Earlier this year, the city start ed including a newsletter with its utility bills encouraging resi dents to recycle one more can to work on improving its 17.5 percent recycling rate, said city utility billings supervisor Roxanne Long. To build upon that, Maitland is seriously restructur ing the way recycling works in years. If we do it right, for the same amount of money residents will get a greater amount of service, Long said. Bidding for the contract cur rently serviced by Waste Servic es closes Friday, May 3, and a recommendation is scheduled to be in front of the City Council in June. Many things have changed in the recycling world since the last contract was negotiated, Long said, from sorting procedures to overall public opinion, making these changes a big step forward for the city as it sets it sights on the state of Floridas 75-percent recycling goal by 2020. Currently unoffered included services, such as hazardous and large waste disposal, are also options the city is looking into as the solid waste contract contin ues through renegotiation this time, recycling and waste being separate. Right now theres no options for [residents], so were trying to really give them more options, Long said. Mayor Howard Schiefer decker, who along with fellow Maitland Council members and staffers donned an Earth Day re cycle-encouraging T-shirt to the April 22 Council meeting, said hes excited to see Maitland ex pand its recycling for residents. Its a good thing for the envi ronment that the city is really try ing to expand, he said. All these things were trying to do is to make it easier for our citizens. Curb service wont change until October when the contract switches hands, but Long said upping recycling is something all citizens can contribute to today with just one more can in the bin. We want to get people aware of it again. I think recyclings been sleeping and we just want to wake it up, she said. I want people to understand that it does really make a difference. MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVIE MAKERSLIFESTYLES, 8 Get your walk on Street festivals and more in Baldwin Park this weekend. BALDWIN PARK TALK, 4Horsing aroundDerby on Park is a throwback way to watch the worlds most famous horse race in style. CALENDAR, 7Judys dream comes trueRead our story on the popular pet rescuers forever home in our expanded section for seniors. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 7 LIFESTYLES ................... 8 OPINIONS ................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 28 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 CULTURE ................... B11 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your Complimentary Custom Annuity Review!407-644-6646 or visit www.asafeharbor.com for your complimentary brochure. 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 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Dressed as doctors or businessmen heading to work, dis guised burglars in Winter Park instead break in, smashing back windows of houses and stealing valuables. A recent alert from the Winter Park Police depart ment describes burglars with a new angle: Looking just like you. We really want our resi dents to realize that burglars dont always have a ski mask and a crowbar, Winter Park Police Lt. Tom Pearson said regarding the recent trend in rich neighborhoods. Theyre not stereotypical. Pearson said that no houses have been hit in Winter Park in the last week, but that doesnt mean the group is planning on stopping. We would have none for boom wed have one or two, he said. These things seldom stop and theres always someone to take their place. On just one day in midApril, Pearson said, the group hit two houses within a block of each other on Dale Avenue and Woodland Avenue, escaping in a black Cadillac Escalade, according to witnesses. But the It can show itself in the clumsi ness of feet, tripping over barely there sidewalk cracks and carpet corners; the growing laziness of the tongue, slurring everyday speech making regular enuncia tion labored; the suddenly increasing inability to fully grasp a loved ones hand. The symptoms that lead to a Lou Gehrigs disease di agnosis can differ, but the accompanying weight of its sentence is uni formly grave. Right now, its a death pen alty, UCF College of Medicine professor Alvaro Estevez said. Death is a universal truth, but those diagnosed with Lou Geh rigs also known as ALS at an average age of 55, face an aver years post diagnosis, according to the national ALS Association. Following the news of a mans ALS diagnosis, Estevez remem Please see ALS on page 2After 14 years, city looks to modernize recyclingUCF prof finds ALS hopeExecutioner discovery could help stop Lou Gehrigs diseaseSARAH WILSON Observer Staff To learn more about Alvaro Estevez and his ongoing research at the UCF College of Medicine, visit tinyurl.com/ AlvaroEstevezSARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see CADILLAC on page 4CADILLAC CRIMESAwareness push has slowed suit-wearing burglars, but not stopped themISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERBurglars driving luxury cars have targeted Winter Park in an unusual new crime wave thats growing throughout Central Florida.

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Page 2 bers sitting in the room with the patient and his doctor, the man pleading for any help and hope of making it a few more years to see his young children graduate from high school. That was the only thing that he wanted, Estevez said. And a couple more years, that would give him that. And well, its not enough, nothing is enough, but if we can do that, it would be great. For more than 20 years, Este vez has been leading research into the functions of proteins, searching for clues of how they oxidize in the body. These clues may hold the secrets to treatments for many pathological diseases, like ALS, cancer and heart disease. Estevez, with the help of scien tists and researchers in universities across the nation, has found what theyve named an execu tioner protein, which through a certain form of oxidative stress called tyrosine nitration turns a cell into an executioner that shuts down and kills itself. Its a protein thats associated with survival, so when the cell is in trouble they produce huge amounts of this protein to survive one residue in these proteins ac tually shifts these proteins from this pro-survival action to a dead pathway, he said. With this information, Estevez said he is hopeful that his team can develop a drug to halt tyro sine nitration an oxidative pro occurring, protecting healthy cells tion being a predominant factor in the cause of the process, and a common occurrence in the onset of many pathologies, its possible, a long list of different conditions from strokes to spinal cord inju ries. In the worst condition, we have a diagnostic tool so we can there is a problem. In the best con dition we have a target, so if we logical tool to attack these protein and prohibit these negative ac tions, then we may have a treat ment for disease, Estevez said. Dr. Neil Cashman, a specialist and scientist in ALS for 25 years, said Estevezs research is in an avenue hes never seen explored for all those whove been search ing for treatments and cures of neurodegenerative diseases for decades. be kind of a breathe of fresh air, Cashman, the academic director of the Vancouver Coastal Hospital target to go after rather than thou thing that can be accomplished. The process of taking Estethem into an FDA-approved drug could, at the very least and if ev erything from now until then fell into place perfectly, take a mini mum of 10 years. But, Cashman ress well overdue. Our goal is to develop a cure, Estevez said. And we are going to do whatever it takes to get there. OurLifeTodayCelebrating Life, Faith and the Power of HopeWe begin the upcoming 4 part serises by honoring Moms hope that caring for babies, teenagers, parents or grandparents smiles, the trials and hope along the way!Recently we had the interesting dad from Indiana staying with us here crawled up the steps each night to spend time telling stories to the boys in their me the most was watching my wife run the older ones to practices, and spend to sit on the patio with my dad, listening to him and tending to his medications and the Whew, Im tired just writing this, but that is the picture of mothering today. things are continually speeding up, the Whether you are a single mom trying to and family straight; whether you are a be retired in a beach fron property until motherhood is one of the toughest, and I might add, most underpaid positions on the end up institutionalized if put under the I learn from moms of all ages and from all you are caring for babies, teenagers, parents A Moms Work is Never DoneMotherhood isnt something you usually prepare for there arent too many degrees that Im aware of in Mothering. The BA you earn stands for May 2013 Coming Next Week Part 2 of our 4 part series for May.Week 2: Best Laid Plans. This time last year, my wife left for an extended stay out of town, leaving me with the kids, there were no casualtities! Week 4: Connecting with Your Pre-teen Week 5: Against All Odds We would love to hear from you about this series and other topics you would like to read. Please let us know, visit: www.OurLifeToday.Org OurLifeToday.Org Our Song For The WeekThis is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ALS | UCF professor hopeful his research will lead to a drug to stop healthy cells from committing suicide CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERUCF professor Alvaro Estevez, left, looks on as Maria Clara Franco examines a sample of a newly discovered protein that could be a turning point in Lou Gehrigs disease research.

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Page 3 As part of our commitment to become A Community with Honorable Character our City Council, at our April 22 City Council meeting, enthusiastically committed to the following oath:As a member of the Mait land City Council, I ac knowledge that as a city leader and Maitland city resident my role is to do my best to establish terests and needs of the residents of our community. I understand that my decisions affect the wellbeing of our community, now and in the future. The residents and businesses of the City of Maitland are en titled to have fair, ethical and accountable local government. Such a government requires that public ter and the spirit of the laws and policies affecting operations of the government. and fair in their judgment and ac tions. the public good, not for personal gain. tions and processes openly, unless sphere of respect and civility. To this end, the City of Mai tland City Council has adopted this Code of Conduct to encour rity of local government and its fair and effective operation. Therefore, I promise to: Represent our city with honesty and integrity, and not advance my personal interests at the expense of my fellow residents. I recognize that stewardship of the public interest must be my principal concern. I shall work for the common good of all and not for any private or personal inter est and I will endeavor to treat all persons, claims and transactions in a fair and equitable manner; Adhere to and uphold the laws governing my conduct and that of our city, opposing all forms of corruption and governmental practices harmful to our commu nity; These laws include, but are not limited to: the United States and Florida constitutions; the City of Maitland Charter, general City laws pertaining to conduct, elecsures, employer responsibilities and open processes of govern ment; and City ordinance and policies; with the processes and rules of or der established by the City Coun cil; Protect the rights and dignity of all affected by our city, oppos ing discrimination and exploita tion. I shall refrain from abusive conduct, verbal attacks upon the character or motives of other members of the City Council, boards, commissions, committees, staff or the public; Inform myself of public issues, listen attentively to public discus sion before the Council and focus on the business at hand; Make decisions based upon the merits and substance of the mat ter at hand; Make it my responsibility to publicly share substantive infor mation that is relevant to a matter under consideration that may be received from sources outside of public decision-making processes; Assure independence and impartiality on behalf of the public nancial interest where I have an organizational responsibility or a personal relationship that would applicable State law; Not take advantage of services or opportunities not available to the general public for personal that is I shall refrain from accept ing gifts, favors or promises of fu mise my independent judgment or action or give the appearance of being compromised; Respect and preserve the provided to me concerning the information without proper legal authorization nor use such infor private interests; Respect and adhere to the Council-Manager structure of the City of Maitland City Govern ment as provided by State and lo cal law; Uphold the rights of future generations to advance their stan dard of living in a healthy com munity; Invest in developing myself, our citizens, and our city to create sustainable and inclusive prosper ity; Continue to uphold the high ethical standards that are the foundation of the City of Mait land. In making this oath, I will re main accountable to myself and our citizens for my actions for upholding these standards. This oath I make freely, and upon my honor. My hope is that this will inspire other municipalities to create and commit to a similar oath. As we all know, honorable character is needed so badly in this country. the example of Change Starts with Me. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, May 5th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 5 SUN Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland City Council Honorable Character Oath

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Page 4 Spring is in full swing in Baldwin Park. The trees are blooming, we are seeing more kids in the parks, and the dogs are getting their exercise as people are out and about enjoying the weather. Do you want to get out and walk a bit and breathe in some of the fresh spring air? If so please consider coming out to the Pub Team Frank Bartolomeo on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. starting at Whiskey Dicks, located at 50 E. Central Blvd. in Orlando. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Soci etys Light the Night Walk events bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Frank Bartolomeo, who lost his battle to lymphoma in January, was a resident and business owner in Baldwin Park, a Residential Owners Association board member and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Baldwin Park. There are four bars on the crawl, with Tickets are $20 and can be prepurchased online at tinyurl.com/ FrankBartolomeo. Frank was a big part of the Baldwin Park community, and this is a great charity to support. The LymeAid 5K walk/run will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Harbor Park. LymeAid is a to providing awareness and treatment options available for those who suffer from Lyme disease and other co-infections. Donations will be utilized to help Lyme sufferers get the help they need to thrive rather than just survive. Registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments and live music at the event. Visit lymeaid5k.com to register. The Fight for Air run/walk, presented by the Florida Hospital Healthy 100, will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Harbor Park. This 5k allows families, individuals, and teams to join together in a run/walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma and lung disease. Visit FightForAirRunWalkOrlando.org ( ( ( Movies in the Park will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, on the Village Center Green. Come early to get a great spot and join in on the family activities, games and more, followed by a great movie, Home On The Range, showing at dusk. There will be a costume contest for the kids to play dress up, themed around the movie. Presented by the Baldwin Park Merchants Association, Movies in the Park is sponsored by McKinley Inc. along with several local businesses. Relay for Life Baldwin Park will be Saturday, May 18, begin ning at 2 p.m. through Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m. at Blue Jacket Park (Glenridge Middle School track). Relay for Life Baldwin Park is currently looking for individuals who would like to join the event as teams, volunteers, performers and service providers. For more information, please contact Autumn Harrar at autumnharrar@gmail.com Hope to see you soon at some of the events, or just stopping in to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee and walking down to enjoy the nice view of Lake Baldwin. Susan Comisky ( is the community director of Baldwin Park. Baldwin Park TalkBY SUSAN COMISKY COmm MM UNITY DIREc C TOR Business Briefs Community Bulletin United Arts raises $1.5 millionUnited Arts of Central Florida announced that it has received pledges totaling 95 percent ($1.50 million) of its $1.57 million collaborative fundraising cam paign goal. Donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and workplace giving campaigns during the three-month campaign provide funding for a range of nonprot arts, sciences and history or ganizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.Dinner on the Avenue winnersMore than 1,200 patrons dined on Park Avenue at the city of Winter Parks 12th annual Dinner on the Avenue on April 20. Matt Austin and Troy Bridges of WKMG Local 6 served as celebrity judges to help decide winners in each of the following categories. Most Colorful: Fran Haynes table, Glee!; and Mary Lane table, Lilly Pulitzer. Most Elegant: Ann Higbie table, The 1940s; and Stacey Votey table, Fire and Ice. Most Original: Susan Woodburn table, Roller Girlz; and Jan Massey table, Carnival Cruise. Best TV/Movie Theme: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens table, Harry Potter; and Virginia Heights table, Downton Abbey. Honorable Mention: Sunny Wilmot table, Winter Park Pizza Kitchen; and Red mon Design table, Red Solo Cup.Winter Parks presidential scholarHelena Berbano of Winter Park was recently rec ognized as a Presidential Scholar at the annual Hon ors Convocation held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. The Presidential Scholar designation is awarded to those graduating students who have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point av erage, based on a 4.0 grading system. Mayower spreads GoodwillResidents at The Mayower Retirement Community recently collected 325 pounds of items during a donation drive to benet Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. During the drive, about 20 residents con tributed items including lamps, pictures, silk oral arrangements, kitchen items, golf clubs and clothes.Henin comes homeThe Henin Group, including Henin Homes, now based at its community Riviera Bella in DeBary, is moving to new corporate ofces in Winter Park. Jerome Henin, founder and president of The Henin Group, said the company will move by May 1 to 2300 Lee Road in Winter Park.Construction employment climbsConstruction industry employment climbed for the 10th consecutive month in March, as the sector added 18,000 jobs and surpassed 5.8 million employees for the rst time since September 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.Financial rms mergeTwo local nancial rms, The Vaughn Group and Provident Financial, recently announced that they are joining to form one entity, The Vaughn Group Inc. The rm will be the only one of its size in Cen tral Florida to provide full-service nancial solu tions.Making over Maitland CenterPete Wilson, sales manager of Florida Business Interiors, is proud to announce that the awardwinning interior contracting rm has completed interior furnishings for the new 19,000-square-foot corporate ofces of ADCS Clinics, LLC, located in the Maitland Center at 2600 Lake Lucien Drive.crimes are also more widespread. They hit a house in Orange County last week, using a woman dressed in hospital scrubs. The theft ring appears to be the same thats used a similar technique in other parts of Orange and Osceola counties. In Winter Park they operate in wealthier neighborhoods north and east of Park Av enue, notably along the brick-lined streets along Via Tuscany, and south near Baldwin Park and west along U.S. Highway 17-92. But unlike some recent waves of bur glaries and car break-ins by organized theft rings, Pearson said it looks like this group is based in Central Florida. Its not just passing through. They work quickly and stealthily, arriv ing in luxury vehicles and wearing sport coats or suits, knocking on doors innocent homes where nobody answered the door, step out of their Escalades, BMWs, Mini Coopers or new rental cars wearing profes sional attire, then walk to the backyard and break into the house out of sight. Others work as lookouts to be sure no body returns or asks questions. Its all a more sophisticated angle on typical bur glarizing, but with a twist that keeps neigh bors from paying attention. They have the same hallmarks, Pear son said. A neighbor walking a dog may not even notice as a burglary is happening right in front of them. There are no crow bar marks on the front door, no broken side gates. But when homeowners return home after work, the backs of their homes are di sasters of broken doors and shattered glass. Thirty homes have been hit this year in Winter Park, all with the same signatures. They appear to be crimes where an easier way in made the home a more apt victim, based on police reports Pearson has reviewed. The group that has yet to break locks within view of the street. Few of the homes were alarmed. We have had incidents where the homes had alarm systems where they had not been set, Pearson said. As most of the burglaries are happening in the morning, police theorize the bur glars are watching houses for the residents to leave for work for the day before they knock and hope for nobody to answer. That triggers the second step, where a burglary team comes in, breaks in the back of the house and steals valuables. Pearson said that the recent media pub licity and the resultant public awareness has helped to slow the rising trend a bit. Since starting to walk at-risk neighbor hoods in the last few days, Winter Park notices to let residents know to be on the lookout, because burglars now are blend ing in better than ever. These crime trends dont quell unless everyone is vigilant, Pearson said. Our public has been exceptional in terms of giving us feedback and tips. Our calls for service have been way up. Thats probably been the one bright spot. Police advise not approaching suspects, but getting detailed information about them and relaying that information to po lice immediately. The non-emergency line if it appears to be an emergency.CADILLAC | New burglary wave defies stereotypes CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 5 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER G R A D U A T I O N L U N C H E O N Presented Supported by: Scott Abramson Merrill Lynch Elon Bodden sponsored by CenterState Bank of Florida Jill Hamilton Buss Healthy Central Florida Mike Cabana Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center Heather Caldwell Winter Park Day Nursery David W. Crabtree, II Architects Design Group Pamela Cribb OCPSWinter Park Tech Moyeshea Robynn Demar Welbourne Avenue Nursery & Kindergarten Lee Ann Fleming Orlando Health Lisa Fleming Fannie Hillman + Associates Wendy Folk Alzheimers Association Rigel Frame Floridas Finest Linen Service Mark Freid Think Creative, Inc. Charlene Hotaling Orange Bank of Florida Garland Ingram II CenturyLink Antonio Jackson Antsworth Eco Transportation Vonda Jones Winter Park Police Department Tonya Kelly Ferrell & Kelly CPAs Megan Lanier Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Kimberly Layton Centennial Bank Jessica Lewis Winter Park Memorial Hospital Lawrence Lyman Tactical Electronics Corporation Kelly Messina Montanna & Associates Michael Miller Rollins College Andrea Morgan Mandy Nice The NICE Life, LLC Patsy Rice Winter Park Housing Authority Kimberly Roberts Kimberly Roberts, AP, LMT, LLC Lynn Sand WUCF TV Sharon Snow RE/MAX 200 Leigh Ann Sprague May lower Retirement Community Dori Stone City of Winter Park Trae Terry Old Florida National Bank Donna Tucker Rollins College Denise Weathers Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Cindy Whitaker B.A.S.E. Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation Tho mas Willard Lockheed Martin Ruth Anne Yeats, Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:30 a.m.:30 p.m. Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center Graduation of Class XXIII Val Demings, Former Chief City of Orlando Police Department Presentation of Leadership Winter Park 2013 Community Leader Award Marni Spence, Partner CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP RSVP by Wednesday,May 8, 2013 www.winterpark.org or call(407) 644 8281 Spring Cleanup begins this weekIts that time of year again! Now is the time for spring cleaning and the city of Winter Park encourages residents to partici pate in the citys annual Spring Cleanup. The annual Spring Cleanup provides an extra bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening prior to their second reg ularly scheduled pickup day. Quadrant Assigned pickup dayNorth of Fairbanks/Aloma av enues Week of April 29 South of Fairbanks/Aloma avenues Week of May 6 PLEASE NOTE: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Spring Cleanup. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please contact Utility 0800.Stay away from the tracks Sunday, May 5, through Satur day, May 11 is Train Safety Awareness Week. Please stay away from the tracks at all times. person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S. home. more likely to die in a crash in volving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle. people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S. As part of the on-going effort to enhance the publics aware ness of the dangers that exists at highway-rail grade crossings, the Winter Park Police Department has joined forces with Operation Lifesaver, and other law enforcetant safety message Stay away from the tracks stay off, stay away, stay alive. Motorists and pedestrians can expect the Winter Park police to have an enhanced visible pres ence at highway-rail grade cross ings beginning Sunday, May 5, and stop anyone who fails to follow the common sense tips shown below:Drivers: tracks. Proceed through a high way-rail grade crossing only if you are sure you can completely clear the crossing without stop ping. Remember, the train is three feet wider than the tracks on both sides. Never race a train to the crossing even if you tie, you lose. and faster-moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to go by before you pro ceed across the tracks. stop quickly. Even if the locomo tive engineer sees you, a freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes are gates. Its illegal as well as deadly. on a track with a train coming, get out immediately and move quickly away from the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. If you run in the same direction the train is traveling, when the train hits your car you Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance. while waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks approaching from the other direction. Freight trains do not follow set schedules.Pedestrians: is at a designated public crossing red lights or gate. If you cross at any other place, you are trespassCross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. by at least three feet in both direc tions. Loose straps hanging from rail cars may extend even further. If you are in the right of way next to the tracks, you can be hit by the train. mediately after a train passes. A second train might be blocked by ther direction, so wait until you train in both directions. yards and equipment are private property, and trespassers are sub a rail yard uninvited by a railroad subject to criminal prosecution. You could be injured or killed in a busy rail yard. For more information, please visit: oli.org, twitter.com/olina tional, or facebook.com/opera tion.lifesaver Stay connected with Winter Park PD via: facebook.com/Win terParkPD and twitter.com/wppdcpuVisit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Be aware that trains cannot stop quickly. 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Page 7 MAY 2 Steampunk Steps Out at the Boiler Plate Ball at the Orlando Museum of Art on May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Got an interest in the surreal fantasy world of the movie Sucker Punch? Its a night of steam punk, dieselpunk and clockpunk, with food and music. Visit omart.org for more information.MAY 3The Winter Park Breakfast Rotary Club will host its third annual Central Florida Golf Classic on Friday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Pinar Country Club. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benet the Rotary Foundation, Pet Rescue by Judy and the Grove Counseling Cen ter. Immediately following the tournament there will be a silent auction, awards cer emony and barbeque. To register please contact Zack at 407-301-6877 or Zack@ MyPinnacleMedia.com At the May 3 Ladies Art Lounge, guests will create beautiful and fun jewelry with artist Marla E using recycled Styrofoam, cardboard and other found objects. Works will be embellished with a variety of ma terials including tissue paper, mod-podge, acrylic paint, wire wrappings, beads and gems. Paper-based jewelry is durable and water-resistant. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Art & History Museums Maitlands Germaine Marvel Building. Visit artandhis tory.org or call 407-539-2181, ext. 265, for more information. MAY 4Its Derby on Park at the Winter Park Country Club, featuring a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Admission includes food, beer and cocktails from some of Winter Parks most popular restaurants. Prizes for womens best hat and mens best dressed. Visit winterparkannual.com for more information or call 321-3967790. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Orlando is holding its ninth annual NAMI Walk at Lake Lily in Maitland to stomp out stigma surrounding mental illness. All funds collected will be used to fund NAMIs free support groups, education classes, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and their loved ones. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk takes off at 9 a.m. on May 4. Visit namiwalks.org/greaterorlando for more information. The Greater Orlando Doll Clubs annual show and sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. Its one of the biggest shows in years, with more than 100 booths. Call 407-678-5678 for more information. The College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) will bring back the Homes Tour on Saturday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. only this year with a twist. The 2013 Tour is a walking tour that features the beauti ful and historic homes around the South Lake Adair area. Come enjoy the beauty of this very special neighborhood. There are several homes you will be able to enter and admire as well as so many to enjoy from the sidewalk. Visit collegeparkor lando.org or call 407-928-8620 for more information. Elizabeth Levensohns exhibit Gothic Folk debuts from 8 p.m. to midnight May 4 at Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando. Both the book and the paintings will be on dis play and available for sale throughout the month of May at Stardust. Half of the books prots will be donated to benet Harbor House of Central Florida. Live mu sic will be performed by Madeline Pots, Andy Matchett, The Little Sadies, Jami Cheshire, Wortzinol, Mason Jars, Russell Kramer and Dave & Christi.MAY 5The Florida Symphony Youth Orches tras 56th Concert Season will end with a nal performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, with a four-orchestra concert at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in downtown Orlando. Buy your tickets at redchairpro ject.tix.com, or by calling 407-999-7800. The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its nal meeting before the summer break on Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Art & History Museums Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Mait land. Meetings resume in September. Our May meeting will feature an on site Plein Air demo by our president, Cindy Sturla. Additionally, we will have our election of ofcers as well as the Ice Cream Social.MAY 6In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Reections Dermatologys Dr. Dimitri Palceski will be teaming up with the Winter Park YMCA to perform free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park YMCA. Call 407-8958818 for more information. Artisans on Fifth, a non-prot, co-op erative art gallery in downtown Mount Dora, will feature the works of two Cen tral Florida artists throughout the month of May: Diane Brooks and Sandra Sa lem. The opening reception will coincide with Mount Doras monthly Gallery Walk, scheduled for Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Its at 134 E. Fifth Ave. in Mount Dora. Visit artisansonfth.com for more information. Come out to the Polasek Gardens for Meditation & Stretching on Mondays May 6, 13 and 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experience the connection between your body and your spirit in these 60-minute guided meditation and stretching sessions led by mental health counselor and tness instructor, Teri Re uter. The costs $8 for Museum members per session, and $10 per session for nonmembers. Register online at polasek.org or call 407-647-6294.MAY 7 From Start To Finish: The Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition runs from May 7 through July 21 at the Albin Po lasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Selected artists are: Amy Wieck, Anthony Deal, Bill Oatway, Brian Owens, Caro lyn Chace, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Daryl Golden, David L. Cumbie, Dean S. War ren, Geoffry Sprague, Henry Sinn, Iwona Lys-Dobradin, Jack Hill, James M. Bo jarzuk, Jene Omens, Linda Brant, Lynn Brenner-Katz, Mike Moftt, Mindy Colton, Peter Forster, Sue Adabody, Susan Carter, Woody Igou, Dawn Rosendahl, Marla E, Roneld Lores, Denisse Berlingeri, Byron Walker, and Richard Munster. From 4 to 6 p.m. ( on May 7, Heal Your Life, Save the World : Part II ( will be pre sented by Dr. Matilde Mesavage. In the second part of this series, we will discuss food safety, our health and the FDA, os teoporosis and calcium intake, factory farms, eating animals, the root of environ mental degradation, the transformation of consciousness, and a new way of life. Its all at Rollins College. MAY 9 The Central Florida Anthropological So cietys May Lecture A forgotten community: Archaeology of old St. Joseph, Gulf County, Florida by Christopher Hunt is from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 9 at Leu Gar dens. On Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. acclaimed author and documentary lm maker Bill Belleville will speak on The Other Historic Preservation: Salvaging Floridas Natural Heritage. Belleville is particularly well-known for his documen tary In Marjories Wake, which retraced author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings famed 1933 trip exploring the St. Johns River. Need To Sell Your House? (855) 755-1818 Just Want Out Behind on Payments Job Transfer or Loss Tired of Being a Landlord Need Repairs Facing Foreclosure Vacant / Abandoned www.Circle18Homes.com CASH $$$ QUICK CLOSE ANY PRICE RANGE ANY CONDITION ANY SITUATION *Fully Licensed and Insured so you have piece of mind!* Our Family is Devoted to Serving Your Familys Home Improvement Needs! 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Interlachen, Winter ParkRent a table to show and sell your products or services Shop with your friends and family.For vendor registration, go to web site and look under Events www.womansclubofwinterpark.comFor information, call 407-740-7758 or 407-644-2237 Calendar MAY 3: Motion to Light photographyThe photography exhibit Motion to Light will have a grand open ing from 7 to 11 p.m. May 3 at Snap!, located ar 1427 Alden Road in Orlando. The night will be lled with exhibits, projections, a light painting photo booth, re dancing, a DJ, bar, food and a VIP lounge.

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Page 8 Lifestyles rfntbb brb rr rrrf rrrrrrrr rrrrrrr rrbr rrrrrbrrr brrrrrrr rrrrrrrb rbrrrrr rfrrrrb rrrrrrrbrr rrrbrfrrntrbbtbfbbtrb rfrnnrffnftbr f bf nnf rrrrrb b rrrr brrb rrrrrr rrbrrrrrb rrrrrrrr brrb rrrbr rb rrr rrr rrnb rrrb rrrrbr rrbrrrr rrrrbrrb An enormous clock glares down at them, almost menacingly, counting down the time until their deadline. When the clock with all their creative energy, editing work bucket. Theres no wiggle room, no second chances, no more time. When you get in that editing room, theres no going back, said Sasha Moore. We couldnt be a sec ond late, said Maddie Kidd. with all the pressures of a real-life journalsaid Lori Farbers Maitland Middle School dent Television Network (STN) conference along with more than 2,500 other middle and high school students in Los Angeles in March. There they attended workshops with writers, directors and journalists, who gave advice on their craft. They also par ticipated in six contests, and were the only PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERLori Farber teaches how to run a newsroom in her lm class at Maitland Middle School. A team of students from the school won accolades while working under pressure at the Student Television Network conference recently in Los Angeles. Please see TV on page 10Maitland Middle films win bigStudents in Maitland Middles film class placed in every competition they entered at the Student Television Network conference BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff In its April 27, 2011 edition, the Observer published a story about a Future Problem Solving team from Maitland Middle School which won the elementary school division of the Future Problem Solving state competition. That team went on to take third place in the international competition, competing against teams from approximately 27 other states and 16 countries. The team is now in the middle school division. Despite being eighth graders competing against ninth graders, they recently nished second in the state and en route to the international competition. To learn more about Lori Farber and to watch her Maitland Middle School class lms, visit farbermedia.com

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Page 9 DISTANCE DUELERS Trinity Preps Millson brothers chase each other while other runners chase themLong distance runners get the daunting task of taking the grand tour and experiencing every inch a track has to offer. It can be intimidating enough to have just one competi tor closely nipping at your heels meter after meter while you sweat out a tiresome and grueling twomile race. Trinity Preps Sam and Jesse Millson can literally make you think twice and double your troubles. While their game plans on race day are geared toward individual performance, there is no denying what ties them both to the sport and to each other. There are 3,200 meters that allow them to use each other as a measuring stick to see At Lake Highland Prepara tory School on Feb. 22, the two not only made the competition sweat, but they also made every one else have to play catch up. Sam says that their intentions going in to the race were to take con trol from the sound of the starter Thats exactly what they did, as place repeatedly in the early go ings. Along with freshmen teammate Chas Cook, they formed their own pack and set the tone for the entire event. Part of the plan may have been to run together, but in the end the two front-runners knew they would ultimately have to duke it out. Freshman Jesse passed Sam time of 9:56.29, four seconds in front of his older brother. Both times were personal records. They had trained hard for that moment under the lights. In a way, that training began before they were born. They come from a family who loves to run. Its in their genes. It didnt take long for Mother Nature to take over. From the time they were kids back to the days when stop signs determined a winner they recall creating their own proving grounds when ever one of them thought he was improving more than the other. We used to say to each other yeah, Ive been getting faster and the other one would be like well, Im still faster than you, Jesse STEVEN BARNHART Observer Staff Please see RUNNERS on page 10 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERSam and Jesse Millson made a game out of racing each other early in their childhood. Thats translated into a competitive streak thats grown with them. As part of its on-going commitment to Central Florida, Fifth Third Bank is once again spearheading Summer of Dreams a 10-week summer program that provides two meals a day, activities, supervision and school supplies for homeless children, as well as nancial counseling for their parents. The publicprivate partner ship launched in 2011 has since served more than 2,200 homeless children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. The launch of this years program is at 11 a.m. on May 3 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Cen tral Florida, 411 Mercy Dr., Orlando. The Baldwin Park Merchants Association will host its next First Friday Festival and Art Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3. Its free and open to the public. MAY 4The Tijuana Flats Just In Queso Super You! 5K is a fun run/walk to benet three local and worthwhile or ganizations: Special Olympics Florida, Just In Queso Foundation and OUT FOXCANCER. The 5k will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 a.m. beginning at Showalter Field in Winter Park. Registration fee is $30, or $20 for students. For more information, please visit rstgiving.com/ats5k/2013 or contact Sarah at sarahgantt@so.org or 352-727-5107. Another year of extraordinary adventures, daring deeds, and super heroes (and villains), marks the comic book industrys leading outreach event: Free Comic Book Day! The stores in the Central Florida-based Coliseum of Comics chain are a few of the thou sands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. Visit freecomicbookday.com or coliseu mofcomics.com for more information. The Jewish Community Center in Maitlands Camp J Pool Party Kickoff gets going at 4:30 p.m. May 4. Come kick off pool season while parents can enjoy a night out until 9:30 p.m. Call 407-645-5933 for more information. MAY 5Billy Brown Day for Maitland resident Billy Brown will help raise money for expenses ghting Leukemia. Its from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 5 at Dexters in Lake Mary at Colonial Town Park just west of Interstate 4 on State Road 46A. Mention Billys battle to your server and a generous portion of your bill will be donated toward Billys medical expenses. Trinity Prep Aquatics is hosting a fam ily fun run/walk 5K on May 5. The event will take place on the campus of Trinity Prep School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 10 a.m. To register, please visit tpaswim.org or call 321-282-2579. MAY 9 Popcorn Flicks in Central Park con tinues with Space Jam at 8 p.m. in Winter Park. Its free, and so is the popcorn courtesy of the Enzian The ater. ONGOINGThe Maitland Public Librarys Scenic Maitland Walk takes place every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. Baby Time is every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The library also offers a LEGOS Engineers class from 4-5 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Page 10 middle school students to place or get honorable mention in every competition they entered. We were there to win, said student Alexis Kidd. They participated in contests ranging from making a love song music video and a commercial, to doing on-the-spot reporting, in terviewing other students about their passions and turning it into a feature news segment. Every contest had a time limit for the then another time limit for edit ing. They got to head around the convention center and venture their movies, dangling their cam eras off parking garage ledges and taking advantage of their hotels skyscraper views. The students have been very successful in the past at the con ference, and knew they had to live up to their reputation once again. They have such high expecta tions for themselves, Farber said. They try to keep raising the bar. The students all take Farbers class during the school day, and then the 29 who attended the conference spent two hours after school twice a week for six weeks to prepare for the competition. They held mock contests like the ones at STN, with time limits. They failed many times during those practices, dry on ideas, getting writers block and missing deadlines. But the practices paid off, and each team had a very speOne teams commercial, which stop-motion animation technique they knew theyd use going into the competition. They were sell ing Hurley board shorts, and as their actor spun around to show the shorts off, arrows would pop up, touting the specs: water resistant, super stretch, recycled poly ester. It was a plan that could be risky the judges couldve hated it, but the students knew theyd remember it. Memorable features like that were what gave them the edge, for their public service announceferent emergencies. In her movie, they used unique shots, captur ing their subjects perspective from above, below and over their shoulder as they contemplate jumping off a bridge. Theres even It was also important to make line, which has been stressed fre quently in Farbers class. Making a story that makes Were really the language arts process told visually. When youre editing youre the one who really tells the story; Moore said. Farber loves seeing that kind of passion in her students. She said she imagines some of them win ning Academy Awards or living their dream reporting on CNN. She just hopes they all take with them the lesson she holds closest to her heart when it comes to making visual art. that make the world better, she said. Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for its monthly breakfast program Featuring Ena Heller, PhD Bruce A. Beal Director Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College Come for a morning of coffee and conversation. Meet and greet with the new director at Rollins Colleges Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Learn how the museum is celebrating its 35th anniversary throughout 2013. Friday, May 10, 2013 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERStudents learn how to run a news show during a class at Maitland Middle School.TV | Students learn a wide range of filmmaking skills, from music video production to in-the-field reporting CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 said. Then we would just go in the street and race. For the Millson brothers, track is something that runs in their blood. The long distance duo says that their interest in running can be traced back to their grandfather who used to get up every day for a morning run. Their father would eventually pick up the baton and go on to compete in the 800-meter event on his high school track team. Then theres this generation of Millson athletes same last name, but different type of competitors. Jesse is known for being more of a sprinter which allows him to make energetic charges from behind, while Sam is known for getting out in front and hold ing a consistent pace for extended periods of time. The elder Saint says hes not the vocal type, but Jesse admits he is more of the jok er and outspoken motivator both in practice and races. During last years regional cross country race, the younger sibling was coming up fast on his older counterpart but still trying to serve as a spark. He yelled at me [from behind] keep going and then I turned it to another gear, said Sam. He eventually caught up to me and we just ran together. Even in the midst of performing in an individual sport and sometimes being each others only competition, they remain say they will inspire each other to keep giving every stride their all even when the college ranks may see them have to run differ ent paths. To them its not about bragging rights around the house or who beats who. Its just about being better in the next race.RUNNERS | A contentious childhood turned into a lifelong quest to beat each other and the competition CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER

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Page 11 Opinions Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!I recently encountered the enlighten ing statement, We dont have to live this way. What immediately came into my mind was, Then why do we live the way we do? ( The average persons day is probably made up of many habitual ingredients, I suspect that very little of what we do all day elicits, or even necessitates, much originality. Life is primarily habitual and a habit we hope to prolong for a very extended time. ( The older we get, the further we are from the inventive energies place. ( My b.w. and I live in a house we bought 33 years ago on our Florida honeymoon. Sitting in rooms that remain fundamentally unchanging sanctuaries, we notice little additions of our own that weve put in place through three decades to remind ourselves years later that everything is not exactly as we found it. Our stamp of originality was, perhaps, as compelling as Michelangelos, even if not so full of genius. ( Whenever I see a house being torn down to provide ground for building a new house, I am reminded that someones fond original ideas and dreams are being carted off in the back of a truck. when a new generation decides to express itself there in new architecture, new gim micks. ( Nothing human lasts for long, and, if scientists are to be believed, even our sun itself is but a glowing star that will burn itself out into eternal blackness within a calculable time. All the stars we now see are suns with predictable life spans. In the end, will the whole universe be simply a vast mass of burned out ash? If not, then obviously new stars must be created as other stars burn out. Existence, we are told, began with a The Big Bang theory proposes that nothingness exploded into everything there is, and originated from a very hot mass given the name we call a singular ity. The time between creation and the explosion (Planck time) is immeasur ably short, and forever shrouded in the secrecy of its own creation. ( Our light is life, and our life is light, and we live in a sunlit world that will surely outlive us. Aprs moi le dluge might better read, after us, ubiquitous darkness. ( When Einstein was living at Princeton, we used to hear frequent quotes. Lots of simple ordinary people were talking about relativity. The fact is that we like to think of things that are absolute in our lives, for this concept gives us a sense of security. However, Einstein made us accept the fact that everything is rela tive that is, relative to everything else in the universe and that nothing is absolute. ( The French have a saying that life is change and there is nothing for sure that is standing still in this universe where we, and all about us, are constantly on the move. ( My return to Winter Park after an ab headlong into the changes in this community where the lakes somehow remained pretty much the same. ( I walk down narrow brick streets where I once pedaled my bicycle to go to school or to buy some groceries for my mother. The streets are somewhat the same, but my God, the changes in me! ( How many other kids have gone through the same schools I attended here, gone on to colleges all over the U.S., and live now who knows where?About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)I am intrigued by questions not asked. Example: How many poor children does America require? Whats the right number of kids we should expect our poor to produce? If youre already on public assistance, for example, how many more children should you bring into that existence? If, as some argue, all life is precious under all circumstances, then there should be no societal expectation that quality of life (for the entire nation) be a consideration when reproducing. My father had an expression that went like this, Who died and made you pope? Or king, or emperor, or potentate. It was a reality check if someone (frequently me) was getting a bit too prescriptive, too sure of his/her advice. With that caveat, if I were a 21st century enlightened despot, I would attempt to decrease poverty in America by encouraging the already impoverished from having any children they cannot themselves support. I would require (to the best that social policy could encour age) that adults act responsibly with their fertility. I would reward (pay) women to not have more children born in poverty. I would underwrite vasectomies and tubal ligations. I would make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. raised in such circumstances. I do not understand how anyone could object to reducing poverty in America by reducing the actual number of those born in/into poverty. There is a direct and undeniable correlation, a generational connection between the poor having poor children who in turn have Statistically speaking, one literally begets the other. Its an unfortunate circle of poverty that we would wisely (as a culture) interrupt. Give us your thoughts on how you would more effectively (than my recom mendation) combat generational poverty in America. Onto another subject that puzzles me: If, as has been argued since 9-11, America is at War with Terrorism such that we have doubled our military and security budgets who exactly is the enemy? Why is it that we will invade and occupy whole nations? Who attempts to murder Americans and wreak havoc on the United States? I am not interested in column, just who is it that has America in its cross hairs. During WWII, how many Japanese did Ameriapprove to move to the United States? We mistakenly interned Japanese Americans, a mistake that we subsequently (and quite actual Japanese were approved for immigration? I think you know the number. So, if we are indeed at war and we are tagonist, does it make sense to allow the group? Again, are we at war? And is there a weve discerned who possess common characteristics? If we have, should we continue to allow a pool of immigrants who have some of those basic charac teristics to come to America? Or, should we take a time-out, an immigration hiatus until the issues we have with that enemy are resolved and we no longer are murdering one another (at war). The objection(s) will be that you are holding an entire group hostage to the follies of a few. But isnt that always the nature of war? Unreasonable? Thoughts?Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.USLife & death How come we do us like we do, do, do?I would make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. ( Thirty years ago, the Na tion at Risk report declared that the nation was threatened by a rising tide of mediocrity in education. Today, its a tsunami and the underlying reason is the same. Children are still not learn ing to read, and everyone thinks the problem is in someone elses school or district. The recent teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta illustrates the problem. How could a scam this massive take place right under the noses of parents, concerned citizens and the school board, and not be noticed for 10 years? The answer is simple: Most people, including most school board members, are blind to the problems in their local schools. When asked, they say that education in general has problems, but their school(s) is the happy exception. Why this rosy view? Because almost all of what they know about their local schools comes from the schools them selves. School districts routinely feed school boards and the public carefully scrubbed reports in which successes are hyped, fail ures rationalized, and statistics reported with skimpy context. Despite the districts obvious incentive to maintain a positive image, most board members and other interested parties habitually accept excuses and reassurances that they would never swallow if they came from another agency or business. Its a problem. The only way to actually improve educational outcomes is to have accurate reports and hold schools account able. And to do that, boards and the public need independent sources of information about student achievement, budgets, pro gram effectiveness, and the like. If a scandal involving thousands could be concealed for 10 years, that most school boards have no information as to whether their students are mastering reading or math beyond what their school district tells them? Its no secret that too many students arent learning. Today, only about 30 percent of children can read at grade-level by the third grade. For low-income students, an astounding 83 percent of students fail to meet this mark. And half of the U.S. workforce about 80 million adults cur rently lacks the educational skills necessary to earn a familysustaining wage. The future is in jeopardy, but local schools continue to tell us that all is well or on the upturn. To get a sense of the reality gap, consider the differences between the scores reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the national gold standard, and those reported by the states. For instance, the Alabama Department of Education claims 80 percent of its fourth-grade According to the NAEP, only 30 Alabama isnt unique. Scores Georgiaand that is in addition to distortions caused by Atlantas cheating. The state says more percent is closer to reality. But wait, theres more! Much more. The Maryland Department of Education claims 90 percent fourth-grade math. NAEP says its actually closer to 50 percent. Californias Education Depart ment says 6 in 10 eighth graders assessment? Just barely above 20 percent. Most states follow this pattern, and cover it up. Fortunately, there is unvar nished data out there. Parents dont have to wait for distant bureaucrats to tinker their way to trustworthy school reports. report cards at websites like greatschools.org and schooldigger.com. My organization, the Education Consumers Founda tion, displays school-by-school data online in easy-to-understand graphics for virtually all states. These are just a few of the resources available to parents, boards and community leaders self reports and into the facts that can lead to real school improvement.J.E. Stone is president and CEO of Education Consumers Foundation. For data on your school, head to educationconsumers.org/rad.htmThe nation is still at risk and the public is still in the darkJ.E. STONE Guest Writer

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Judy Sarullo never imagined staying for long down a winding dirt road off of Colonial Drive, but as her van crawled toward the dilapidated metal shop ahead, the tire tracks already overlapped hundreds of times. Just inside the brick buildings heavy sliding doors, dozens of tails started wagging. Maybe today it was time to go home. 20 years of Pet Rescue by Judy, home was always some where else. That abandoned brick building was just a stopover when moved in, just like the houses, and disused kennels that would forever homes for abandoned pets, temporary had become Sarullos search for her own place to stay. After moving 11 times, Pet almost. Sarullos charity isnt moving in quite yet, but on April 28 the spritely 64-year-old transplanted New Yorker invited reporters out to meet the crew, and Central Florida Senior A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MAY 2013 Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. THE RIGHT DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNITY [ for the whole family ]88141 PR AD WPO 5/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 MAY 941 Braswell Ad_WPO.indd 1 4/9/13 10:10 AM PHOTO BY TIM FREED STAFF Judy Sarullos Pet Rescue by Judy has moved 11 times before nding a permanent home in Sanford. The animal advocate has found homes for thousands of cats and dogs. Please see JUDY on page 2Rescue dream comes trueNew Pet Rescue by Judy location will be a forever home TIM FREED Staff Writer Learn more about Pet Rescue by Judy at petrescuebyjudy. com. For more about the Save the Tails project and how to chip in, contact info@ savethetails.com I always knew it would happen, I just didnt know it would take me 20 years, but here we are. Judy Sarullo

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You wouldnt want to deplete your resources and then become If you can check all those Please see MONEY on page 3Share your money before you dieJASON ALDERMAN Guest Writer RowellAuctions.comRowell Auctions, Inc. | 800-323-8388 Auction Site: Union County Community Center 129 Union County Recreation Rd, Blairsville, GA BANK ORDERED94 Bank ForeclosedPropertiesGA, NC & TNMany Selling Absolute! No Minimums! No Reserves!Tuesday, May 14th @ 2:00 p.m.Online Bidding Available the building, thats making her dream come true. Sarullo had already been rescuing orphaned animals for the better part of two decades before an anonymous donor gave two empty buildings to her in 2010. But the combined 9,000 square Paw Park Place dog park was nowhere near the gleaming spay and neuter clinic and adoption center shed hoped for. More than two years of fundraising and ren ovation later, that vision is slowly materializing. Its a dream come true, she said. I always knew it would hap pen, I just didnt know it would take me 20 years, but here we are. Im so grateful to everyone. I cant of relief. While the current loca tion on Iroquois Avenue has met the needs of thousands of animals opted out last year the build ing comes with a monthly rent often struggled to meet. A location owned by the shelter also means less of a chance for legal battles, like in early 2006 when Pet Rescue by Judy was evicted from its Oviedo location because of code violations. Its just a home for my ani mals, Sarullo said. We dont have to worry about people complaining and telling us we have to move. Its just a phenomenal feelconstruction for the new shelter, Pet Rescue by Judy started a proj ect called Save the Tails, which accepts the donation of funds and construction services. Save the Tails Project Manager lo after adopting two kittens from her a few months ago. Now she runs Judys donation engine, as the little lady with the New York spunkiness works to give thou sands of orphaned animals per manent homes of their own. I dont think Ive ever met anyone more dedicated, ElliottRink said. Im doing this for her, that her legacy will live on. Shes like the Mother Teresa of furry ones in Central Florida. A slew of local businesses and companies have already stepped up to donate their services, including general contractors EDC Group, Speedy Concrete Cutting Inc. and Hickey Electric Inc. Were very happy to be here and be part of this for these pets and for Judy, because shes a wonderful person, said Alan Cohn, managing partner for EDC Group. Were looking forward these pets taken care of. Speedy Concrete Cutting Vice President John Gunther wanted to help the woman who has spent her life saving pets. At the end of the day, she stands up for those who have no options and cant stand up for themselves, Gunther said. She does that on behalf of the rest of with this and help any way I can. All of that effort is going to giving animals a good home, Sa still under the watch of the shel ter, and more coming in daily, its a struggle that will continue long after her dream comes true. Thats what Sarullo signed up for two decades ago, after a chance adoption turned into a mission to save lives. Its not a charity thing and its not for me, its for the animals, Sarullo said. The more animals homes, the happier I am. Sarullo said that the renovations and construction are set for completion in late October. Tens of thousands of adoptions later, itll be Sarullos turn to come home, Elliott-Rink said. Finally, Judy will have a forever home.JUDY | Pet Rescue hoping for builders to donate supplies, time CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 rrfnftfbbnfr r frntb bbbbtb b fnn tn nnn nnnnn rr rffntb fnfrb Avoid the gift tax. You can give cash or property worth up vidual, before youll trigger the recipient.) Youll probably never since youre allowed to bestow your lifetime above and beyond in which for most of us means Pay for education. If college is still far off for your children, grandchildren or others, coninterest the account earns is not for contributions made to their If one child decides not to attend college, you can always transfer the account balance to another without penalty. Roth IRAs for kids. If your minor children or grandchildren gifts dont count), you may fund a Roth IRA on their behalf. You for the year, whichever is less. Your contributions are made on count is tapped at retirement. Many people cannot afford health or other insurance and so forgo coverage, putting themselves just one serious illness or accident plan or IRA. Consider applying loved ones pay for these critical tect them from catastrophe, but also greatly increase their longCharitable contributions. If youre planning to leave money or property to charities in your will, consider beginning to share those assets now, if you can afford to. Youll be able to enjoy watching your contributions at work and be able to deduct details. Before taking any of these ac sor to make sure your own bases are covered. If you dont have an ning.org for help locating one.Jason Alderman directs Visas nancial education programs. To follow him on Twitter, visit twitter.com/PracticalMoneyRelief is in sight for many Central Floridians who struggle to afford their medical prescrip tions. Heart of Florida United Way FamilyWize Community Service Partnership to offer the free Fami lyWize discount card, which pro vides average savings of almost 40 percent at most pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide. So far, more than 49,000 local million using FamilyWize cards. On average, cardholders save percent. For struggling Central their pockets can allow them to pay bills and purchase other necessities. While the savings are cause for celebration, there is still over whelming need in our commu nity. HFUW is working hard to reach everyone who cant afford medications especially those hit hard by the economic downturn. In a survey by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation supporting independent research on health care issues, employer became uninsured after cent of uninsured adults with a chronic condition skipped doses their condition because of cost. Even those with insurance that cost keeps them from taking medicine as prescribed, particularly those with high-deductible health plans. According to an who had a deductible of at least Retirees dont have it any easier quite the contrary, in fact. face the most brutal struggle, especially those who depend on multiple medications. No matter their age or walk of life, no one should have to make the terrible choice between medicine and basic human needs such as food and shelter. Thats why Heart of Florida United Way is one of 1,000 local United Ways to join the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership over the last seven years. United Way Worldwide recently named FamilyWize a Preferred Partner, providing a platform to help people in every community across the country. So far, weve Here in Central Florida, were we want to provide a Family Wize discount card to every person in our community who is unemployed or uninsured, has to buy medication not covered by their health plan or government program, or is otherwise unable to get the medicine they need. We our other services, such as food banks and pantries, utility and housing assistance, and more. Times are still hard for many of our neighbors, and Heart of Florida United Way is here to help. To request a free Family Wize card, contact us by dialing 2-1-1. Robert H. (Bob) Brown is president and CEO of the Heart of Florida United Way.Free prescriptiondiscount card saves Central Floridians nearly $3 millionROBERT H. BROWN Guest WriterMONEY | Parents can pay into IRAs and 401(k)s for their kids CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2Consider applying your tax-exempt gifts to help loved ones pay for health insurance.

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You might consider buying long-term care insurance, but it doesnt make sense for everyone. varies, and youll have to be able to keep up with premium payments for years or even decades. care attorney to help you evaluate whats best for you. The website eldercare.gov, operated by the U.S. Administration on attorney.When should you start thinking about buying long-term care insurance? Financial advisors suggest that it is best to purchase long-term care insurance a policy if you are older, but the longer you wait, the more a policy will cost. What should you look for in a longterm care insurance policy? Policies vary a lot. Here are some things youll need to understand before you sign up. First, make sure the protection. Policies usually pay up to a certain amount per day and have might not need care for decades after you buy the policy, so you need to make sure that the Most policies dont start paying until after you need care for a certain period of time, which is known as the elimination period. You need to know how long that is. Also ask how disabled youll need to be before coverage begins: Policies require different levels of disability before they start to pay. Finally, make sure the policy covers both home care and nursing home age for certain conditions. In the end, you need to balance what a policy costs and covers with what youre able to pay. Some long-term care insurance. What if you cant afford long-term care insurance and end up needing expensive long-term care? If you dont have insurance and need care, you generally have to pay for it yourself, which can eat up your assets. But if that happens, there is a safety net: Every states Medicaid program pays for long-term care. While its best to not have to qualify for Medicaid, its there if you need it. Its the only reliable long-term care insurance we have right now. Are there other options or resources? Some states have whats called longterm care partnership programs. If you buy an approved insurance policy through such a program, you can qualify for Medicaid when you run out of insur ance coverage, instead of when you use up your assets. Check if your state has a program. Also visit longtermcare.gov, a resource clearinghouse for senior services that includes information on long-term care options.Are there any policy changes on the horizon that might help? Unfortunately, we dont have anything like Medicare for long-term care a national insurance program for everyone. But there is hope for progress. President Obama and congressional leaders recently appointed members to a Long-Term Care theyll be developing a plan to improve consumers long-term care choices. Hope fully, youll be reading about their recom mendations soon.Ron Pollack is executive director of Families USA. 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. have is the home loan guaranty program. The Department of Veterans Affairs web but here are a few things you need to know if youre considering using it. down payment; the closing costs are limited and can be paid by the seller; you can pay off the loan early without penalty; and you wont be stuck paying private mort gage insurance. The VA stands behind a loan you get from another source. See the VA website for eligibility and a chart showing the qualifying wartime and peacetime periods, qualifying active dates, and minimum service days required. nance, which allows you to take the equity from your home for paying off debts, to your home; and Interest Rate Reducloan. Additionally, there are grants to help disabled veterans buy or modify a home. If you dont have a computer, call the VA for more information about the home loan guaranty program at 1800-827-1000.Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. No easy answers for long-term careRON POLLACK Guest WriterThe average cost for a year in a nursing home is $84,000, and Medicare does not cover it.VA home loans are great deal By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish. Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 5 moment. And Congress has stabilized the state of uncertainty since the so-called The deal is this: The worst-case scenario in which all estates north Thats great news for anyone with a good sized home, a small business or family farm, and/or a decent-sized retirement fund. Instead, lawmakers came up with a million. This means that anyone who dies leaving an estate to a non-spouse of more ity. That is, until a future Congress tweaks the rules again.Rules for spousesNormally, surviving spouses are eninherit property from their partner. There surviving spouse. surviving spouse is not a U.S. citizen. The later, and if a widow or widower is not a of citizenship of a surviving spouse has States stating otherwise, this means that If one or more spouses is a non-citizen, handle on this before it happens.Estate taxes and same-sex partners spouses, because the Defense of Marriage Act legally prohibits the IRS from applying the same rules to these couples that apply Special situations that applies to citizens means that some individuals and couples will have to take countermeasures:Trusts a surviving spouse to use any portion of didnt use effectively combining their portability rules. But this only applies under current law. For other couples, or may consider forming a bypass or A-B trust. Consult an attorney for information licensed attorney can draw up trusts.Life insuranceYou may want to consider potential eshave to pay on inherited assets. You may need life insurance to provide the cash infusion your heirs need to avoid having to sell assets under pressure. You may need a permanent life insurance policy which is designed to pay out no matter how long you live rather than a term policy. Term policies are designed to be very affordable for a limited number of years, but not defor something that happens near your life Convert Traditional IRAs to RothsIRAs and other retirement accounts are ability by converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA now. This generates an immedithis money sooner or later anyway, when you take distributions. But you reduce the now and potentially reduce the dollar and more employers are offering a Roth as well or if you have left the company or if your plan allows in-service withdrawals, IRA and convert it to a Roth. Traditionally, life insurance professionals have a key role in assisting clients mitigation strategies. They do this in conBob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, specializing in assisting families in having a calm retirement when faced with stormy nancial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407-644-6646 for more information. about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comSTOP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Estate taxes for 2013 and beyond Bob AdamsFinding the calm in rough waters A SafeHarbor The National Auction Group #664 Myakka City, Florida Florida Display Network 2x6 rfntbrfrnrrfrrThomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433 nftb HISTORIC KIBLER RANCHBRADENTON,FLORIDA1,009ACRES2.5 MILESFRONTAGEONMANATEERIVERWORLD-CLASSHUNTING& FISHING OWNER FINANCINGA FLORIDA STATE TREASUREFIRSTTIMEOFFEREDTO rFOR 12 MOS. AFTER INSTANT SAVINGS E NTERTAINM ENT PACKAGEfn tnb New Approved Customers Only. 24-Mo Agreement Required.DIRECT STAR TV

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Page 10 Stay on your feet The Center for Independent Living will offer a free six-week FUNctional Independence Training (F.I.T.) course that will teach participants how to prevent falls and maintain independence through exercise and creating a safe home environment. Classes run April 30 through June 18 at 720 N. Denning Drive, Winter Park. To register, contact Don Pirozzoli at 407623-1070 ext. 135 or dpirozzoli@cilorlando.orgAvoiding nancial exploitationLegal Issues Affecting Seniors: The Elder Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association will host a seminar on Tuesday, May 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 Marks Street, Orlando. Topics will include: Preven tion of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation, The Impact of Legal Guardianship on You and Your Family, and The ABCs of Medicare. A light breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but space is limited, please call 407-422-3017 for reservations. Social Security 101The Commission on Aging presents Social Security 101 at 1 p.m. May 8 at the Alafaya Branch Library, 12000 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, with the help of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Call 407-8367446 for more information on this or other classes available. Charting the Senior YearsCome to the Charting the Senior Years seminar from 6-7 p.m. May 21 at the Winter Park Commu nity Center. Board certied elder law attorney Patricia Fuller and attorney Heather Kirson will discuss estate planning, advance directives, nursing home asset protection, Medicaid and veterans benets. Its free, but reservations are requested. Its at 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-422-3017 for more information. Maitland Senior Center EventsThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule, including the events below, is subject to change without no tice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call 407539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in May at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in May at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar on line to see what movies are showing in May. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in May at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in May at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Join us every Tuesday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chat ting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Ty every Wednesday in May at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in May at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in May for Recorder classes at 12:30 pm. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-comerst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bot tles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. This city of Maitland Leisure Services program is a service presented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance. Visit FLORIDASHINE.org for more information. 407.695.9739 kathyakrug@gmail.com Life is full of ups and downs and the finan cial markets are no different. As an investor, youre no doubt happy to see the ups but the downs can seem like a real downer. Isnt there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio? First of all, to cope with volatility, its helpful to know what causes it and there can be many causes. Computers that make trades in milliseconds, based on mathematical models, are sometimes blamed for intraday volatility, but large price swings can also occur follow ing the release of government economic re ports, such as those dealing with unemployment and housing starts. Global events, such as the European economic malaise, can also send the financial markets into a tizzy. By being aware of the impact of these events, you can see that the workings of the markets especially their volatility may not be as mysterious as you thought. Still, while know ing the causes of volatility can help you prepare for market swings, it wont blunt their impact on your portfolio. To do that, you need to create a diversified mix of investments be cause your portfolio can be more susceptible to negative price movements if you only own one type of asset. To illustrate: If you owned mostly bonds, and interest rates rose sharply, the value of your bonds would likely drop, and your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you owned stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investment vehicles, the rise in interest rates would probably affect your portfolio less significantly. Unfortunately, many investors think that if they own a few stocks and a bond, theyre diversified. But you can actually extend your diversification through many levels and you should. For the equity portion of your portfolio, try to own stocks representing many market sectors and industries. Also, consider international stocks. And rather than just owning U.S. Treasury bonds, consider corporate bonds and municipal bonds, and diversify your fixed-income holdings further by pur chasing short-term, intermediate-term and long-term bonds. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mix of asset classes and investments that are appropriate for your financial goals and objectives. How you ultimately diversify your portfolio depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals theres no one cor rect asset mix for everyone. And over time, your diversification needs may change. To cite one example, as you enter your retire ment years, you may need to increase your percentage of income-producing investments while possibly reducing the amount of growth investments you own. These growth-oriented investments tend to be more volatile, and you may want less volatility during your re tirement. However, even during retirement, you will need to own a certain percentage of growth investments to provide you with the growth potential youll need to stay ahead of inflation. Keep in mind that diversification cant guar antee a profit or protect against loss. Nonethe less, building a diversified portfolio may help take some of the volatility out of investing so look for diversification opportunities when ever possible.Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.Is Your Portfolio Truly Diversied? Brent Ramsey Financial Advisor Edward Jones 1875 W.CR 419 Ste. 300 Oviedo, FL 32765 PH: 407.359.8055 Senior Calendar rate of 10,000 per day. When we do, were eligible to sign up for Medicare. Allsup, a provider of services for those of us who have Medicare plans, has outlined in a newsletter some of the facts we need to know about signing up for Medicare. Taking the right steps at the of all the choices that have to be made. When can we sign up? Three months and three months afterward. have a group plan through your employer, you might be able to keep that coverage. Check with your employers healthcare Study the Medicare Part D prescription drug plans carefully. There are about 20 to choose from. With Medigap policies, there are around 10. Beware: Medigap doesnt necessarily have to accept you after your initial enrollment period. Enroll on time. If you dont, you could be assessed a penalty of 10 percent for each 12-month period you could have been enenrolling, you also could be assessed a penalty for Part D. pay increased rates for your premiums for Part B, as well as for drug prescriptions. returns two years ago. Your best bet: Begin studying Medicare on your 64th birthday. Go to medicare. gov frequently and become comfortable with all the choices and decisions. Then, when the time comes, youll know how to handle your Medicare options.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Navigating the Medicare maze

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Page 11 The magical month of May Those of us who live here know that timing is key when it comes to having family and friends visit Orlando. May is one of the best months for travelers to get more out of their time here, because May means short lines for rides at the attractions, more weather. In addition, the Orlando Magicard, a free savings card offered by Visit Orlando, offers discounts on everything from theme parks to savings on cultural venues such as the Orlando Museum of Art. For details, click on VisitOrlando.comMay 3 through June 30 Paintings by Ellie DiezMassaroEllie Diez-Massaro takes ordinary landscapes and turns them into magical dreamscapes LIGHT: Ellie Diez-Massaro at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art black-and-white infrared photo graphic prints, creating stunning evocations of color and mood. LEMA director Richard Colvin says, Ellies photographs are beautifully colored in both bright and subtle shades that take the artists original infrared photographs and elevate them into a new realm of fantasy. The public is invited to the opening in downtown Eustis at 1 W. Or visit lakeeustisartmuseum.org May 4 United Ways 21st annual Chefs GalaThere are some big food and wine events in Central Florida, but none are as truly fabulous as the annual Chefs Gala that Way. Festivities begin May 4 at auction) at Epcot at Walt Disney Floridas top restaurants provide health and human service programs vital to Central Floridians in need, and with the contribution/purchase of a ticket to the Chefs Gala we can help. Call 407-429-2129 or visit hfuw.orgMay 8 Historical Honors for Rita BornsteinThe nationally honored Rita Bornstein, president emeritus of Rollins College, will receive the Historical Society of Central Floridas highest honor at the annual John Young History Maker Celebration on May 8. The award is given each year to a Floridian whose achievement has made an historic impact on the commu nity. The History Maker Celebration is the Societys largest fundraiser of the year with funds raised from the event supporting educational programs that served last year alone. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call May 9 and 10 When You Wish A concert of Disney favorites Community Choir invites the public to When You Wish favorites including songs from Beauty & The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, The Lion King, and other childhood favorites. Directed by CFCArts Founder Joshua Vickery, and backed by a full orchestra, When You Wish is the perfect family concert. Tickets are afford and younger admitted for free. ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! 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 STEVE JOHNSON'S PAINTING SERVICE 407-679-0111 www.OTownInteriors.com Since 1980 Choose From Any Color Palette Licensed & Insured Check our Local Reviews Online No Mark Ups on Paint Choices No Job Too Large or Too SmallSPECIALIZING IN INTERIOR PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES! Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see GARRICK on page 12IMAGE COURTESY OF ELLIE DIEZ-MASSARO Ellie Diez-Massaro Idaho Cows

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Page 12 Longwood. Call Sarah Mattingly at 407-949-7170.May 10 Maitlands Summer Concert Series begins The Art & History Museums with Performing Arts of Maitsummer concerts on May 10 at 7 W. Packwood Ave. These summer evenings under the stars kick off with The Hindu Cowboys, whose sound has been described as rich with folk, traditional string band and organic corn-fed roots music. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket, and a bar is available. A&Hs Summer Concert Se ries takes place the second Friday of each month, and admission Heitz & the Revelators on July 12; The Loria Brothers on Aug. 9; and dHistory.orgMay 11 How to Succeed with the Orlando Philharmonic Fresh from a huge success with their production of the Orlando Philharmonic will take on the classic Broadway show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Chris topher Wilkins will conduct and Frank McClain will direct the musical in which ambitious win dow-washer J. Pierrepont Finch scratches his way to the top at the World Wide Wicket Company. This Frank Loesser musical won both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1962. Presented performances at the Bob Carr PAC at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 11, reserve your tickets by calling 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil. orgMay 11 The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center The largest collection of wines of any Orlando event comes to the Orlando Science Center on May 11 beginning at 7 p.m. The Science of Wine is much more than a simple wine tasting; its an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine as well as the opportunity to sample more than 100 wine regions. This fundraiser for the Science Center, presented by Akerman Southern Wine & Spirits, will offer gourmet foods to accompany the wine selections; wine educator Luis Torres will present Life Beyond the Wine and Cheese Cocktail Party; and Tims Wine Market will offer wine education stations. Call 407Josh 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. Visit GolfweekEvents.com for full details and to register online today! SIGN UP TODAY! This popular tournament features a 36-hole Modied Chapman format and is open to amateur and professional golfers of all ages. Space is limited and will be lled on a rst-come, rst-served basis. THE GOLFWEEK FATHER & SON OPEN RETURNS TO ORLANDO! Join us for an evening of elegance, ne dining & spectacular entertainment TABLE: $3,500 INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $350Beneting Give Kids e World rff ntfbfSATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013 THE PEABODY ORLANDO GIVEKIDSTHEWORLD.ORG/GALA GARRICK | Want to learn more about and taste good wine? Head to Orlando Science Center May 11 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com