|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
This item is only available as the following downloads:
WPMOBSERVER.COM FASHION FOR THE BLIND WPMOBSERVER.COM Tars trounced SPORTS, 4 Winners on the water COMMUNITY BULLETIN, 4 Live life on the fringe CULTURE, 12 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 CALENDAR .................... 7 HEALTHY LIVING ................. 8 CULTURE ..................... 12 OPINIONS .................... 13 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 28 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your Complimentary Custom Annuity Review!407-644-6646 or visit www.asafeharbor.com for your complimentary brochure. 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 Please see BILLBOARDS on page 2 Please see DIABETES on page 2 Billboard ordinance aborted Walking it o TIM FREED Observer Staff SARAH WILSON Observer Staff PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Eatonville Mayor Bruce Mount pedals on an exercise bike, part of a program to get residents more active and to drop their obesity rate, which is double the national average. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER A petition by Firehouse Subs combined with aesthetic fears to kindle contention about how far Winter Park will go to draw business. FOOD FIGHT ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff CAN FAST FOOD BE FINE DINING? Please see FOOD on page 2
Page 2 Your Future. Your Control. Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) are accurate as of 05/13/2013. Rates subject to change at any time without prior notice. Fees may reduce earnings. Offer applies to new accounts only; Public Funds are not eligible. Account must be opened on or before May 31, 2013 to qualify. 1. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 (up to a maximum of $250,000) will earn .60% APY. Offer applicable to initial 6-month term only. CD will automatically renew to a standard 6-month CD at the current rate and APY. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. 2. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 (up to a maximum of $500,000) will earn .75% APY. Offer applicable to initial 18-month term only. The one time option to bump-up APY up to .25% to match the rate offered by the Bank for this product is available during the initial 18-month CD term when the current rate offered by the Bank for this product (excluding CD promotional offers) increases above .75% APY currently in effect. CD will automatically renew to a standard 18-month CD at the current rate and APY. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. 3. Minimum opening deposit of $ 10,000 (up to a maximum of $500,000) will earn .50% APY. Rate Personal High Yield Money Market, balances of $0.00 $24,999.99 earns 0.10% APY; balances of $25,000.00 $99,999.00 earns 0.15% APY; balances of $100,000.00 and above earns 0.40% APY and for Business Money Market, balances of $0.00$9,999.99 earns 0.05% APY; balances of $10,000.00 $49,999.99 earns 0.10% APY; balances of $50,000.00 $99,999.99 earns 0.20% APY and balances $100,000.00 and above earns 0.40% APY. Maintain an average daily balance of $2,500 to avoid the $12.00 monthly maintenance fee. These Accounts are governed by Federal Regulation which limits the number of certain types of transactions; no more than six (6) transfers and withdrawals, or a combination of such to your other accounts or to a third party per month or statement cycle. Excessive transaction fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each transaction in excess of six (6) during a month. 573 0513 1.60%APY.75%.50% APY APY Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:45 a.m.Registration & Networking 8 a.m.Breakfast & Program Senator Andy Gardiner Representative Karen Castor Dentel Mayor Teresa Jacobs Mayor Ken Bradley Reservations may be made at www.winterpark.org BILLBOARDS | Residents booed commissioners DIABETES | Participant said she lost 400 pounds C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FOOD | Chapin urges commission to get tougher C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE
Page 3 Fire Chief Kim Neisler, Maitland Fire/ Rescue Department National Police Week Sgt. Louis Grindle, Maitland Police Department National Public Works Week Rick Lemke, Director, Public Works Department H O U S E S W A N T E D ! G e t a F R E E N o O b l i g a o n C A S H O e r O n Y o u r H o u s e W i t h i n 2 4 H o u r s (8 5 5 ) 7 5 5 1 8 1 8 w w w C i r c l e 1 8 H o m e s c o m C A S H $ $ $ Q U I C K C L O S E A N Y P R I C E R A N G E A N Y C O N D I T I O N A N Y S I T U A T I O N Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Emergency Medical Services Week Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING WPMOBSERVER.COM
Page 4 NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE! Come spend the summer with US! Space limited!SIGN UP TODAYWeeks of: June 10th, 24th July 8th, 15th, 22rdRecreation Youth Summer Camp 2013 REGISTER NOW!!! Call 321-972-6945 Located in Winter Park at WINTER PARK CHEER ATHLETICS Community Bulletin Business Briefs Tars fall in nal game of season ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff WPHS senior scholar Winter Park High School student Alicia Tarver is one of nine Orange County Pub lic Schools seniors named 2013 Nation al Achievement Scholarship winners. Each student will receive $2,500. The students are among 700 outstanding black American high school seniors na tionwide who have won this scholarship. The program is nanced by grants from 29 corporate organizations and profes sional associations and by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Got milk? Did you know that the Academy of Pedi atrics recommends pasteurized donor human milk to premature infants when a mothers own milk cannot be used? Florida Hospital celebrated the opening of the rst Milk Depot in Central Florida on May 14. The Florida Hospital Milk Depot will serve as a convenient drop off location for moms who would like to donate breast milk to help other ba bies, especially at risk preemies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The opening of the Milk Depot is part of Flor ida Hospitals continued commitment to providing women and babies with the most comprehensive medical resources available. Hiring Florida grads Gov. Rick Scott has issued a challenge to Florida businesses, workforce and education leaders to connect graduating college students to job interviews and employment opportunities as the states economy continues to grow. Workforce Florida Inc., the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and regional workforce boards across the state an nounced the launch of the HireFloridaG rads.com web portal to enhance the job search efforts of work-ready graduates seeking employment in Florida. Fulbright professor Rollins College assistant professor of International Business Tonia Warnecke was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to research economic and global development. This fall, she will study at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where shell hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in International Devel opment Studies. Earlier this year, Rol lins College was named one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars among masters institutions in the nation. Since Fulbright began awarding grants in 1951, Rollins has produced 42 scholars. Rowing to the top The Winter Park High Crew Team cap tured their 32nd state title last month in Sarasota. The team celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, and has now captured 32 state titles in 51 years. Now they get to move on to the presti gious Stotesbury Cup Invitational on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Penn., and some boats will then move on to the national competition in June. Summer of Dreams On the third day of May (Fifth Third Day), Fifth Third Banks across the country celebrated their heritage through their employees, customers and communities they serve. As part of the holiday, Fifth Thirds Central Florida afliate gathered hundreds of supporters at Second Har vest Food Bank of Central Florida to kick off the third year of Summer of Dreams a free 10-week program that provides homeless Central Florida students with meals, academic enrichment, mentoring and school supplies, as well as nancial counseling for parents during the sum mer months. Last year, more than 1,200 homeless students in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties participated in Summer of Dreams. Development director President, CEO and Managing Partner William T. Dymond Jr. of Lowndes, Dro sdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed P.A., was appointed to the Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that is devoted to statewide economic development. Mr. Dymond, who already serves on the Board of Di rectors for the organization, will serve on the Executive Committee for a one-year term. Royal Oaks appointee Royal Oak Homes based in Baldwin Park has appointed Mike Bruno to purchas ing manager. Matt Orosz, co-president of Royal Oak Homes, said Bruno has more than 14 years of purchasing ex perience. In his new role, Bruno will be responsible for costing and purchasing materials and services for Royal Oak.
Page 5 May 13 City Commission meeting highlights Mayors Report Consent Agenda Action items requiring discussion Public hearings The community center pool almost open! Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. *Fully Licensed and Insured so you have piece of mind!* Our Family is Devoted to Serving Your Familys Home Improvement Needs! We know Your Satisfaction is Our Business!With the real estate market coming back strong there has never been a better time to invest in your home than NOW!Contact us today for your FREE in Home Consultation! SERVICING FAMILIES LIKE YOURS SINCE 2000 Kitchen Remodel Cabinet Installation Custom Tile Installation Painting Handyman and more 407.967.5486www.PrinceHomeImprovements.com Were giving away our Guide Quick Fix Revamps That Wont Cost You a Fortune. Just visit our website to download yours FREE NOW! FEATURING ...... AND MUCH MORE! A Premier Flooring Source r rfntbWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! rfntbrn n n KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Colon cancer is the 2ndleading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. Colon cancer starts without symptoms so choose prevention and get screened.If youre 50or older, ask your doctor which colon cancer screening test is right for you. Colon Cancer Screening Saves LivescoloncancerFL.org rffntb
Page 6 Lifestyles about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC firstname.lastname@example.orgS 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. 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! ARCHIVE PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Maitlands reghters have dominated the police in years past, but some are hoping for an upset in the charity kickball tournament in Maitland this weekend that will benet rst responders. Please see KICKBALL on page 7 First responders face off on eld SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Festivities for the fth annual Friends of First Response kickball tournament will kick off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Keller Field in Maitland. Contact Mark Round at email@example.com for more information.
Page 7 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmM O N DA Y, M A Y 20 Senior Club Sponsored by Family Physicians Group Every Monday 10am-12noon May 20 Movie Day May 27 Closed for Memorial Day The Real Estate Specialists are IN 10am-1pm Presented by Exit Real Estate Results TU ESDA Y, M A Y 21 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3:30pm-5pm (also 28th) Presented by Harmony Hearing Cen ters of America RSVP 407-545-4098 Senior Bingo Fun 11am-12noon Hosted by Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407-477-5555 W ED N ESDA Y, M A Y 22 Medicare Planning Worshop 9:30am-11:30am Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 Medicare Educational Workshop 12:30pm-2pm Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407-949-6723 Estate Planning Workshop 2pm-4pm Presented by The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407-977-8080 THUR SDA Y, M A Y 23 The Real Estate Specialists are IN 9am-12noon (30th) Presented by Exit Real Estate Results Womens Financial Beliefs A Workshop for Women 5:30pm-7:30pm Presented by Price Financial Services RSVP 407-339-4500 FRI DA Y, M A Y 24 Parkinsons Disease Seminar 2pm-4pm By ADRC & Parkinson Outreach of Florida Hospital RSVP 407-843-1910 SPEC I AL EVE N T: Womans Day Extravaganza! Friday, May 31 10am-2pm Massages, Make-Overs, Jewelry, Resources, Guidance, Door Prizes & Refreshments Hosted by One Senior PlaceCalendar of Events May 2013 THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM More than 30 years combined real estate experience Orlando Business Journal Five Star Professionals Fannie Hillman 2012 Top ProducersShirley Jonesshirley@fanniehillman.com 407.719.9180Jerry Ollerjerry@fanniehillman.com 407.468.3498Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. 205 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 www.fanniehillman.com Calendar SPAGHETTI LUNCH & BASKET AUCTION FUNDRAISER!! AT CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD PHONE: (407) 644-5350 WHERE: CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 331 LAKE AVE., MAITLAND, FL WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 2 AT THE PARISH HALL TIME: NOON TICKETS: ADULTS = $6.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 = $4.00 CHILDREN UNDER 4 = FREE WITHIN THE SAME FAMILY WITH THE PURCHASE OF AT LEAST ONE ADULT MEAL BY A PARENT Probate, Wills & Trusts including Elder Law Issues P.A. Practice Areas: Family Law including RemovalAFFORDABLE ADVOCACY WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATION, A $100 VALUE!641 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 110 Winter Park, Florida 32789407.622.5020www.LomasLawPA.com Christine Lomas, Esq. Gary Miller, Esq.e hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you ee wrien information about our qualications and experience. Observer Ad-LomasLaw.indd 1 5/14/13 4:14 PM KICKBALL | Charity benefits fire, police C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Former Maitland Mayor Doug Kinson pitches at the kickball tournament in 2011. MAY 16 See our beautiful Maitland Art Center campus as you join Assistant Curator of Art Bethany Gray for a Curators Tour of the Center this Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. Journey through the beauti ful grounds and learn about what the Art Center was like when the Bok Fel lows lived at the Research Studio, as you experience the artwork featured throughout campus. This is a walking tour, and gallery admission is included after the presentation. Tickets are $7 for non-members and $5 for members. Visit artandhistory.org for more information. Orange Audubon Society presents Coral Conservation and Research Initia tives at the Florida Aquarium by Dr. Kathy Heym. This talk will highlight the research endeavors that The Florida Aquariums Center for Conservation and its collaborators have undertaken re lated to coral conservation efforts in the Florida Keys. The free program starts at 7 p.m. and children are welcome. No res ervations necessary. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Visit leugardens. org/plan/directions.htm, orangeaudu bon.org or call 407-886-2925 for more information. Networking at its nest : Each year the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce coordinates a series of Business After Hours events to facilitate networking for its members. Each event is hosted by a different member business or or ganization in the community as a way to introduce members to its location, staff and products or services. Members look forward to these networking events and the chance to learn more about the com munity. The next event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 16 at CenterState Bank, 1500 Lee Road, Winter Park. MAY 17 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Resource Network have partnered on a monthly program for small business owners called the Small Business Education Series. This month Eric Wright, director of business development with ISIS Solutions and Re sults, will share insights on working with the federal government during his pre sentation, Doing Business with the Gov ernment. Its from 8 to 9:30 a.m. May 17 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Dont miss The J Ball, celebrating 40 years of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando (1973-2013) and honoring Susan and Jerry Roth. Groovy s-themed attire is encouraged and baby-sitting is available for both cam puses. It starts at 8 p.m. May 18 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando. Visit or landojcc.org for more information and to register. The annual Virginia Heights neighbor hood yard sale is beyond the usual ga rage sale. Rare books, camping equip ment, designer clothes, sign prints, one of a kind pottery and several fur coats are for sale Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow the signs from Minnesota and Pennsylvania avenues by the Ninth Grade Center. MAY 23 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Political Update Breakfast hosts politi cal leaders tackling issues critical to our community during a panel discussion. It starts at 7:45 a.m. May 23 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park. RSVP deadline is May 17. Visit winterpark.org for more infor mation. Winter Park High School and the Band Booster Board are pleased to announce the spring concert schedule Concerts are held in the Anne Deringer Audito rium at Winter Park High School, 2100 Summereld Road. Winter Park and the surrounding community are invited to come hear these award-winning young musicians May 23 at 7 p.m. The Spring concert features the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble.
Page 8 Unless of course youre counting my fouryear-olds right front tooth, lost in an unfortunate incident. (Id like to point out that he wasnt under my direct supervision at the time. Its a technicality, but I dont want this counted against my parenting G.P.A. Im hoping I wont be required to take the nal.) Despite what you might think, I was anxious to take this challenge on, eager to dispel the notion that in my wifes absence the children would be forced to negotiate a maze of empty pizza boxes collecting in our home. However, when the two weeks were over, I was equally anxious to relinquish the role of single parent. Not to overstate the obvious, but being a stay-at-home parent is hard work. And really, my experience didnt even begin to parallel my wifes everyday existence. With a little pre-planning and preparation (our point of reference, here, being open-heart surgery or your standard Space Shuttle launch), she was able to create a network of childcare support that relieved me of all but my night time responsibilities.In the end, the experience le me with the breathtaking under standing of what important, back breaking, mind numbing, who le these crumbs behind the car seat, dont hit your brother again, were not going anywhere until its quiet in this van, work full-time care giver is. Still, there are some unique diculties for the parent who doesnt stay home with the kids. (No, this isnt a ploy for sympathy its only an observation. Please, put your tar and feathers down.) Like so many of you in the work place, my job is to make the daily transition from status reports & client meetings to sippy cups & crayon marks on the wall. ese are disciplines that are mutually exclusive in my brain, and the adjustment time going from one to the other isnt always what it should be. Best Laid Plansby David BurkeThis time last year my wife le for an extended stay out of town, leaving me in charge of the kids. THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES!Making that transition means literally and guratively getting o your feet and on your knees to nd out what is going on in your kids world and in their heads. at transition is as important as it is hard, and the results are sometimes astounding. eres a whole other world going on at knee-level. For example, the running joke in our family is that our middle child doesnt stop talking ever. Every family event is accompanied by an endless patter that while endearing is seemingly meaningless.Until you stop to listen. Its then that you realize what hes giving you is a running commentary on everything within the jurisdiction of his senses, a barometer by which to gauge how the world is treating him and vice versa. e results are fascinating. I dont know how anyone else who can incorporate God, last nights pizza, gummy worms, and the old man talking to himself at the Quik-Mart into one seamless 30-second soliloquy. And while were down there listening, would it hurt to start telling our kids a little of whats going on in our lives? My father was and is a tremendous inuence on my life, and in recent years Ive come to appreciate what a sensitive www.OurLifeToday.Org & OurLifeToday.Org OurLifeToday May 2013and well-rounded person he is. But for the rst 20 or so years of my life, he was pretty much an emotional mystery to me. Like so many of his generation, he saw no particular value in giving insights to his children as to what made him tick. So on those occasions when he did chew me out, I had no way of knowing that he might be more upset abut a problem at work than by the fact that I had spray painted the dog. I found that bikes in the driveway are considerably less tolerable aer a bad day at the oce than a good one. But on those occasions when I spout o, Ive tried to make a point to explain to my kids that emotions dont start and end with them. Im hoping that this attempt at twoway communication will pay o in the latter years, or even the next time my wifes out of town. Live fully and joyously, Dream about tomorrow, treasure yesterday, but live today.is moment will not come again. Lance Wubbells O ur little corner of para dise gets millions of visi tors each year, because Central Florida has so much to offer. Fortunately, for those of us who live here, that means we also have some of the worlds fresh produce grown all around us. The Sunshine States long farming history extends well beyond our famous citrus groves to include potatoes, peanuts, chestnuts, peaches and exotic tropical fruits such as lychees, mangos, and passion fruit that dont grow anywhere else in America. Florida farmers are revolutionizing the way we eat by growing a surprising array of foods and selling them in local markets, to chefs, and directly to the home cook. Winter Park authors Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson traveled thousands of miles around Florida, tasting those fresh crops along the way, to create Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans, PHOTO COURTESY OF PAM BRANDON Authors Heather McPherson, left, Katie Farmand, center, and Pam Brandon traveled the state to come up with recipe ideas that would be home-grown in readers own backyards. Please see COOKBOOK on page 11 Winter Parks famous Foodies and cookbook authors at Winter Park Public Library on May 30 JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff
Page 9 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. Family Calendar MAY 16 Celebrate a belated Mothers Day with an unforget table experience from Cirque du Soleil. Quidam, from Cirque du Soleil will be in Orlando at the UCF Arena from May 15-19. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets. MAY 17 Special Olympics Florida is hosting its annual State Summer Games this week at ESPNs Wide World of Sports May 17 and 18. Its the largest single event offered by Special Olympics Florida and set the stage for acts of courage, triumph and joy for nearly 2,000 athletes as they shatter stereotypes about people with disabilities. Visit specialolympicsorida.org for more information. MAY 18 The second annual Winter Park Dog Walk will be presented by Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida and will benet The Lost Pets Foundation. The Dog Walk will be held from 8 a.m. until noon and start at the Cady Way Trail phase 1 in Winter Park next to the YMCA pool. Participants can walk along the trail for as long or short a distance as they wish. All pro ceeds from the $20 dog walk registration fee benet The Lost Pets Foundation. Visit WPdogwalk.com to register. Art & History Museums Maitland invites you to celebrate May Flower Power at Family Days at the Museum this Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at the A&Hs Maitland Historical Museum. Families will learn about spring traditions of the past such as May Day owers and dancing around the May pole. Guests will make a beautiful bouquet of tissue owers to share. Admission to Family Days at the Museum is free with regular museum admission. Visit artandhistory.org for more information. MAY 19 Friends of First Response-Maitland Inc., a 501(c)3 charity that honors and serves Maitland reghters and police since 2008, presents the annual Kick ball charity event on Sunday, May 19, at Keller Road Baseball Complex in Maitland at 1 p.m. Kick ball teams from Maitland re and Maitland police will play four other teams. There will be fun, food, and a chance to watch and play ball. Contact roundmark@ hotmail.com for more information. MAY 23 Winter Park High School and the Band Booster Board are pleased to announce the spring concert sched ule. Concerts are held in the Anne Deringer Audito rium at Winter Park High School, 2100 Summereld Road. Winter Park and the surrounding community are invited to come hear these award-winning young mu sicians May 23 at 7 p.m. The Spring concert features the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. MAY 25 The Parks & Recreation Department of the city of Winter Park is pleased to announce the pool at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. will re-open for the season on Sat urday, May 25. The free celebration from noon to 6 p.m. will feature fun for the entire family including swimming, music and dancing. Visit cityofwinterpark. org for more information. Superhero Scramble has an upcoming race that will include 8 miles of terrain, more than 25 obstacles, X-Treme rock walls, Leap of Faith, water crossings and the super slime slide. The event gives 5 percent of every registration to charity! Its from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 25 at Revolution Off-Road, 4000 State Road 33, Clermont. Visit superheroscramble.com for more information. ONGOING The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) proudly offers Culture Camp at the A&H this summer. Par ticipants can choose from a variety of weeklong camps, or can choose from a selection of workshops designed for education and fun. This year, the A&H debuts Pajama Parties, a new program of themed par ties that run from 6 to 10 p.m. All classes, workshops and camps are taught by experienced A&H staff and professional artists who have been screened and background checked. Visit artandhistory.org for more information.
Page 10 As the debate continues to rage within Boy Scouts over the admittance of openly gay persons to its ranks, a new twist has arisen for the or ganization. USA Today recently ran a column, ti tled Boy Scouts dont need God by Tom Kratten maker (tinyurl. com/BoyScout sUSAToday). The column raises at least a couple of inter esting questions: 1) Do freeassociation organizations like the Boy Scouts have the right to limit membership to people who are willing to abide by its tenets, and 2) Can people really be good without God? Lets tackle the free-association America describe the ideal scout as being reverent, implying a belief in and respect for God. In practice, this has been interpreted as broadly as possible to include a variety of Christian and a host of non-Christian expressions of reverence. The reason for balking at the acceptance of atheists as scouts is the question of Whom one would be reverent towards if no One is there? In a Supreme Court case (BSA vs. Dale 2000), the Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America, as a free-association organiza tion, had the right to determine its own membership standards. If they want to require belief in God as a prerequisite for membership, they have the right to do so. If people dont like the prerequisite, they dont have to join. They can learn camping and leadership skills elsewhere. The problem with the challenge is that people without assuming its obligations, a growing problem with Ameri can civic organizations in general. If the shoe were on the other foot and an evangelical Christian sought to join the International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organization, I wonder how receptive that organization would be to the possibility? The Boy Scouts are not being mean in enforcing membership standards; they are simply pre serving organizational integrity. Now on to the wider philo sophical question of can a person be good without God? I am re minded of what Mark Twain once said about infant baptism. When asked whether he believed in infant baptism, Twain responded, Do I believe in it? Why, Ive seen it! Likewise, do I believe atheists can be good, moral people? Why Ive seen them be just that! The idea that all Christians believe all atheists are hopelessly immoral is erroneous. Many of us have wit nessed and applaud great ethical behavior in people who do not share our beliefs. The question is whether an atheistic culture can keep producing good people over the long run. This is not so much because we have a need for a cosmic bogeyman to keep us in line, but because without someone tran scendent to determine the good we are left to our own devices. Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and other militant athe ists have tried to lay the blame for human suffering at the feet of religious people, especially Chris tians. However, the three greatest causes of human suffering in the 20th Century were all atheists: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong. They were all sup posedly men of reason who fol lowed reasonable arguments, and they attracted people of reason to participate in heinous crimes. This does not mean that all atheists will participate in such evil, nor does it exempt religious people from doing bad things. However, I would want to sug gest that a worldview built on the principles of Jesus is self-correct ing. Religious people supported the slave trade in America, but religious people were also passionately behind its aboli tion. Religious people devised South Africas apartheid, but it was Desmond Tutu (a religious person!) who helped to broker a post-apartheid future based on forgiveness rather than revenge. In my experience, ethical systems based on human reason alone eventually devolve into utilitarianism, which seeks the common good for the most people. But who determines the common good? And how is it evaluated through history? It just may be that the Boy Scouts were on to something in requiring reverence from their members. It may ensure that people try to be good generation after generation, even when it isnt so useful. Rev. Jim Govatos currently serves as Senior Pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church located in Winter Park. A former atheist, Jim is passionate about helping people understand and experience a living faith in Jesus Christ. Please share your thoughts by emailing him at jimg@ alomazone.org Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome! A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life.Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation e quality of care is outstanding. Our mother has made so many friends here. And she especially loves the hair salon! Peggy, her daughter Merrel & son Dwight 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 Get Moving e Importance of Being ActiveThese days, adults are spending more time at work than ever before. An unfortunate side eect is that, as a nation, were becoming more inactive. Physical activity increases your energy level, reduces stress and anxiety and can even reduce your risk of many conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure and more. So why not get moving? On Wednesday, May 8, Winter Park Memorial Hospital and Work Well Winter Park hosted Brittany Dixson, Medical Fitness Coordinator, to participate in the Health Education Series. During the lunch and learn, Brittany shared helpful tips to get up and start moving! Know your restrictions Are you just beginning (new to exercise within the last 6 months), intermediate (exercising consistently for at least 6 months) or advanced (exercising consistently for 6 months or more)? Knowing your tness level will help you determine realistic health goals you want to achieve. Modify your goals if you have a past history of disease or injuries and remember to speak to your physician before beginning. Create a goal Creating a goal is like creating a road map to your desired health destination. By having clear objectives, you are able to track your progress, stay focused, and maintain your priorities. Find what works for you Whether your activity involves cardiovascular exercise, strength or exibility training, nd out what interests you the most. When you nd activities that are fun for you, youre more likely to stick to them. Incorporate movement at home, outside and at work. Before you know it, youre on your way to achieving your goals! Movement keeps our hearts pumping our muscles moving all day. ink about joining a walking group in your neighborhood or instead of a coee break tomorrow at work, go for a walk. Whatever you choose, lets get moving! Do you have a medical history of chronic disease (heart disease, Parkinsons, arthritis, diabetes, etc) which has kept you from being active? Brittany Dixson, Medical Fitness Coordinator at Winter Park Memorial Hospital and the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, oers an individualized, structured, and safe exercise care plan with the oversight of Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitations physical therapy sta. For more information, please call (407) 6467000 ext. 3788. Boy Scouts arent being mean; theyre preserving their own integrity Jim Govatos Reality Lines
Page 11 Teona Morris CLC, CNC, CHMC Certied Life/Wellness Coach Board of Directors, OWCDid you know that over 65% of American adults and 30% of children are now considered either overweight or obese? One in three children born today is projected to develop diabetes sometime during their life. Obesity has now become the health epidemic of our current generation. Our nation leads the world in the most life-threatening health issues related to obesity among ALL age groups. I nd this to be both shocking and sad. However, the good news is that this IS a xable problem! But, its up to all of us to become proactive when it comes to our health and that of our precious children. Ask yourself: What are my priorities? What are my necessities? What can I not live without? What are my dreams? Now ask yourself, Is what youre doing in sync with your hearts desire? If they are, bravo to you! If not, then ask why not? Whats keeping you? Im sure right now some of you may be listing all your buts. I believe buts are nothing more than excuses and excuses are wellplanned lies! As a Life/Wellness Coach, Ive probably heard every excusefrom blaming ones genetics, job, spouse, kids, lack of time, money, etc. I was even informed by a serious individual that her weight gain was due to the alignment of solar system, but this alignment only affected her because of her birthday and the time of her birth. At rst, I thought she was joking, but she wasnt! I got a big chuckle out of this, but it also gave me an insight into how some can create such delusions to avoid taking ownership of ones own choices. The cure for the obesity/diabetes epidemic is not always found in drugs or even in modern medicine, but rather in simple healthy lifestyle changes the one we all can make! Ive said many times, if youve lifestyled your way into a disease, you can lifestyle your way out! Developing a healthy lifestyle has a side effect of permanent weight/fat loss, many disease reversal, improved quality of life and increased longevity. There is NO magic pill! I encourage you to protect your health (your greatest wealth) or take back control of your health! Knowing your WHY is vital to your creating the life you want to live. Start changing your internal dialogue. Instead of sayingI know I should, but Instead, sayI should because, so I will because Im worth it and so is my family! Find your motivation in your WHY !Our Whole Community, a 501(c)(3) non-prot Christian organization that brings communities together to establish relationships and share resources resulting in innovative programs that inspire, motivate and educate individuals in their pursuit of optimal health. For more information on Our Whole Community, please visit ourwholecommunity.org. Our Whole Community is pleased to contribute monthly to the Winter Park Observer.Is your WHY bigger than your BUT? a cookbook that is a virtual celebration of Florida food. Its also an edible roadmap ers, recipes from world-famous chefs, and photographs that highlight the produce grown in the Sunshine State. There are myriad reasons for the eatlocal effort, including concern about the use of fuel to transport food, seeking to achieve a healthier lifestyle (by eating freshly prepared fruits and vegetables at home), and concerns about the safety of corporate-farmed food. But all great chefs will tell you what Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson already know: local food tastes fresher and better. One thing is certain: Thanks to the in tourists, our own palates are becoming ever more sophisticated, meaning we are seeking unique and memorable culinary experiences. Field to Feast is the ultimate foodie guidebook, covering the entire state with listings for (and recipes from) worldclass restaurants, famous chefs, important Florida farms and more. We are invited to meet the authors of Field to Feast and sample a delicious recipe from the book on May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Winter Park library. The culinary demo is a favorite way for us to share our edible roadmap, says Pam Brandon. We spent a year on the road visiting 100 farms, and the book includes the stories of the farmers and their favorite recipes. From olive trees in the panhandle to Plant City strawberries, the abundance of Floridas produce is the basis of a beauti ful, 352-page cookbook including 150 color photos and easy-to-make recipes, all tested in the authors Winter Park kitchens. Weve heard from people who are using the book as a travel handbook for day trips, says Brandon. Two Central Florida women started a blog as they travel and visit farms in the book. The book has received high praise from cookbook pros, and the authors will be signing copies at the library event. The Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Preregistration is recommended online for the library event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 407-623-3279. COOKBOOK | W omen write roadmap for local food C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 There are myriad reasons for the eat-local effort, including concern about the use of fuel to transport food, seeking to achieve a healthier lifestyle (by eating freshly prepared fruits and vegetables at home), and concerns about the safety of corporate-farmed food. But all great chefs will tell you what Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson already know: local food tastes fresher and better.
Page 12 Now open Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Science Center Inspired by Scholastic En tertainments Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS, the Science Centers newest exhibit offers paws-on adventures that rein simple life lessons designed to help children share, be a good friend and help others. Children get to board the Birdwell Island ferry, play drums from around the world (including Cliffords gi treasures at T-Bones Beach, and slide down the tail of the 9-foottall Clifford that is the centerpiece of the exhibit. Parents can browse the Normal Bridwell Art Ret rospective of 40 years of stories by the award-winning author of Clifford The Big Red Dog. Visit osc.org Now through May 19 Memphis to Orlando Direct from Broadway It won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Orchestration, and now the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes this hot new musical bursting with explosive dancing, songs and a tale of forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis rocks out the Bob Carr through May 19. Tickets are available online at OrlandoBroadway.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Now through May 28 The Fringe Festival is ofcially open! That wacky, often-weird, and always-wonderful festival of plays called the Fringe Festival will present 100 performance groups in Fringe 2013. Fringes philosophy is to be 100 percent uncensored, 100 percent nonjuried, and 100 percent acces sible, while giving 100 percent of money from ticket sales back to the artists. This celebration of the arts is taking place at Loch Haven Park, offering a host of original performances, a lively outdoor and Kids Fringe! Remembering that Fringe plays are uncensored, youll want to check the schedule for plays that are adults only and which ones are (age-appropriate) for kids. Visit orlandofringe.org for a complete schedule. May 17 to Jan. 5, 2014 New exhibits at the Mennello Museum The Mennello Museum of fers two new exhibits, both of called Never No More: Storters Southwest Florida showcases the memoirs of Rob Storter (18941987), which were published in 2000 as the book Crackers in the Glade. This self-taught artist sketched pictures of his rural environment and annotated them with stories, often bemoaning the wilderness that was being lost to development. The second exhibit is Art and Artifacts of the Semi nole: Selections from the Collec tion of I.S.K. Reeves V and Sara W. Reeves, which features the history and culture of the Florida Seminoles as seen through their art, jewelry and more. Call 407246-4278 or visit mennellomu seum.com May 18 Orlando Philharmonic honors James Taylor This year the Orlando Philhar monics annual outdoor concert at The Springs (in Longwood) features a tribute to American singer/songwriter James Tay lor. Shower the People is a presentation of more than two dozen James Taylor classics from Fire and Rain to Youve Got a Friend. Featuring the voice and guitar of Neil Donell, the man of a thousand voices, Donells meticulous performance of Taylors songbook appeals to the same wide demographic audi ence as JTs music. This family event invites you to pack a picnic, close your eyes, and be amazed at what you hear. The performance is set for May 18 at 8 p.m. Call 407-770-0071 for tickets. May 18 Orange Countys Top Talent at Hard Rock Live Top Talent is a countywide show featuring singers, dancers, comedians and musicians drawn from Orange County Public Schools students and staff. Proceeds support literacy, quality teaching, and OCPS visual and performing arts programs. Eigh perform at the Hard Rock venue. Tickets are $10 and can be pur chased at ticketmaster.com. Visit foundationforocps.org May 18 Flower Power Family Days at Art & History Museums Maitland The Art & History Museums Family Days on May 18 at 1 p.m. to celebrate May Flower Power! Families will learn about tradi ers, dance around the May Pole, and create a bouquet of tissue 45 minutes in length, after which families are encouraged to stay and enjoy the A&H museums. Call 407-539-2182 or visit Artan dHistory.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at email@example.com or 407-522-3906. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE MAY 21ST ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, WITH DVD, DIGITAL COPY AND ULTRAVIOLET ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKSend us your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org BLACK L INE ART L OGOThe Black Line Art Logo should be used for production techniques and materials where detail or tonal versions cannot be reproduced. The correct size should be chosen to maintain the highest possible reproduction quality of the copyright symbol and A Comcast Company line. To ensure legibility, the Black Line Art Logo is available in large, medium, small and extra small sizes. The chart shows the correct size to use based on the width across the word Universal. Note: All sizes require the A Comcast Company line, except the extra small size. The extra small size intentionally does NOT contain the A Comcast Company line and copyright symbol. Also, the 00th Anniversary line is NOT to be used in the extra small size. r ffff n 3.05 decimal inches and larger ........ Large 1.55.0 decimal inches ............... Medium .755.5 decimal inches ................ Small .40.75 decimal inches ................ Extra Small LOGO S FOR USE IN tbt LOGO S FOR USE IN tbAND BEYOND MAITLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURC H 341 N ORLANDO A VE / M AITLAND, FLFree Concert Sponsored by: Maitland SymphonyORCHESTRA Sunday June 2nd 2013 7:30 p.m. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Escape to Eden Bar on Your Lunch Break! Open Daily at 11AM! Happy Hour Specials & More! Wednesday Night Pitcher Show FREE! BLAZING SADDLES Wed 8PM Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon MUD Fri Sat 3:00, 6:15, 9:30 Mon-Thu 6:15, 9:30 The Best in Local Indie Film! FilmSlam Sun 1PM
Page 13 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! There are lots of things that we human beings do that we cant write about either effectively or without embarrassment. If you are a writer, you should know what you are thinking but you cant neces sarily write about it. Ernest Hemingway told us boys, The toughest thing is just to sit down in front of that god-damn blank piece of paper and pick up your pencil. I guess this opening words is the immediate chal lenge. From then on human nature shifts the gears for you. Countless books have been written about writing. Suc cessful writers such as Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe did not resort to such me chanics as learning how to perform their art. They simply sat down with a pencil and paper and their brains which produced The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Raven. Shakespeares works have sent people Shakespeares output, since clearly no single person could reasonably have produced such a huge library of brilliant literature. The power of words that we writers ence, can be scary. There may be things we say that will make you love us. And, conversely, there are things we may write that might make you want to see us behind bars. Such is the power of the press that our forefathers fought for and jealously guarded. Of course one can also simply shut up, and remain unheard, unA relative of mine has intimated through the years, I can write as well as you do. So write has been my repeated reply. All I have seen up to now is some soupy, rather inane attempts at juvenile free verse poetry. If there is a market for such stuff, I hope my kin will sell it and enjoy a good chicken dinner! One could suppose that we are all caught up somewhere along the way in a growing-up process that will land us a little further down the intellectual road than we are at present. From personal experience, I can tell you that the lonely solitary invention route for writing is not only the most productive, but the one that will best keep you out of the hair of those who wish charming time with a group of friends of different ages, and my most interest ing minutes were when listening to the singing of 29-yearold baritone Gabriel Preisser who wishes to make the kind of singing career I made when I was young. He is holding some impressive vocal cards indeed, and sings with elegant technique and pa nache. I wish him hearty good luck and success. A singer must learn to be his own best and most ruthless critic. The singer, of course, sings only for his own ear. Stand ing alone on the concert stage and singing to an audience gives a singer a chance to see the changing waves of expression on peoples faces. A singer in a sense woos his hearers, and he can assess his own results by the raptness of expressions on the faces of his listeners. Singing is a business of giving. And giving is famously more blessed than receiving. A good singer gives everything hes got to an audience. And the audience returns his generous expression in various ways that are unmistakable. At the end, everybody should be happier and richer! What more could one wish? About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) I collect antiques. Why? Because they are beautiful. The more you travel, the more you ap preciate just how lovely Central Florida is Winter Park in particular. The numer ous neighborhoods, many of which sur round lakes, are architectural eye candy. The museums (including the Morse, Polasek, Cornell, Mennello, Maitland and OMA) are jewels, honoring creativity and beauty. And Park Avenue what a sweet, sweet street. A tip of the hat to the town fathers (and mothers) who had/ have enough historical sense to protect that which warrants preservation (the Park in particular). I am more of a north end of Park Av enue guy. I invariably drop in at Timo thys Gallery anytime I am on the Avenue. They always have objet dart by the case full. Great staff, too, to help in your selec tions (and free gift wrapping while you wait). Great, affordable, artistic jewelry. High praise. Do givem a look/see. Another delightful North Park Avenue shop is Antiques on the Avenue (505 N. Park Ave.), right across the street from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Ive been dropping in on this gem since it opened in 2005. Ive come to know and like the owner, Hardy Hudson. About a year ago, I walked in and saw a print (No. 12 of a 22 run edition) of a 1973 Maury Hurt creation commemorat ing that years Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. It has the bold, innovative look of the 1968 Beatles movie Yellow Submarine. I offered Mr. Hudson what I was willing to pay and Hardy said, Oh, its worth much more than that. I countered with, Well, if you dont get your price point, remember me. I visit his establishment with some regular ity, and during one visit noticed it was gone. He said he took the print to his warehouse and I reiterated my original offer as I did nearly every time I saw him. Hardy Hudson was involved with the was located for 25 years at the intersection of Howell Branch and Lake Howell. Hes been buying and selling antiques for 33 years. He ended up in Orlando as many of us do, for reasons of employment. He worked for Mattel Toys. It was Hudsons tiques, and he distinctly remembers going to Webster, Fla., in 1978 and buying a few objects for his home. As they say, one thing led to another. Two years later he was all in for antiques. Its all about beauty for Hardy Hud son, and rarity. These two qualities mo tivate his buying. He loves Majolica and American Art Pottery. Its the colors and the patterns. His store offers a wide range of objects. Ive purchased, among other things, a stunning antique nine-candle themed, black-enamel room divider. Last week while lunching outside the adjoin ing restaurant to his store, I saw Hardy and laughingly asked, Wheres my art? A few moments later he strolled back and said OK, Its yours. Life is many things, and beauty is an integral part of it all. Make Antiques on the Avenue one of your regular destina tions. Tell Hardy, Jepson sent-cha. He has beautiful art for sale. 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 On the Avenue Write to me, sing to me With summer just around the corner, its a perfect time to consider lending our time, talents and energy to making a differ ence in our community. Across Central Florida, volunteers not only improve the lives of our create a tremendous economic impact. As Central Floridas most comprehensive health and hu man services charity, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) Volunteer Resource Center, we match thousands of groups and individuals with more than 200 Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Participants help with projects that are meaningful to them and change our neighbors meals to hungry Central Florid ians, hosting baby showers for families in need and doing free tax preparation for low-income households. Little by little, the numbers add up. In 2012, HFUW volun teers accumulated more than 59,000 hours across Central Florida. HFUW organized nearly 23,000 hours of group volunteer like the Salvation Army, Harbor House and Edgewood Childrens Ranch, among many others. Vol unteers and interns also provided about 37,000 hours of administra Each hour is worth $22.14, ac cording to Independent Sector, a $1.3 million in donated time. Its a stunning amount. And its giving homeless families a safe place to sleep, mentoring at-risk students or empowering victims of domestic abuse. Stuff ing envelopes isnt glamorous, but it means paid staff can focus on providing vital services. An outside team can accomplish in an afternoon what might oth erwise take weeks for a small money saved through donated time literally allows an organiza tion to keep its lights on. Whats more, such service can generate long-term dividends. HFUWs work focuses on preven tion through four key priori ties: building safe communities through education, improving healthy children and families, and alleviating hunger and homelessness. Research shows that $1 spent on prevention saves teers help make it possible. What does it take to make an impact? The most impor tant requirement is caring. Its something anyone can possess, no matter their age or walk of life: college students, parents and retirees along with teams from religious groups, civic clubs and businesses. Some people offer specialized skills; others simply carve a few hours from their Saturdays to help their neighbors. Anyone can make a difference. You just need to care. especially clear when we look at the literal value of their service. If youre already involved, know that your contributions matter. And if youre looking for a place to start, visit the Volunteer Re a cause youre passionate about. Your efforts are appreciated more than you can imagine. Traci Blue is director of the Heart of Florida United Way Volunteer Resource Center. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit hfuw.org Through service, volunteers play priceless role in our community TRACI BLUE Guest Writer PHOTO BY CHRIS JEPSON THE OBSERVER Chris Jepson and Hardy Hudson stand with a Maury Hurt print commemorating the 1973 art festival. Standing alone on the concert stage and singing to an audience gives a singer a chance to see the changing waves of expression on peoples faces. A singer in a sense woos his hearers, and he can assess his own results by the raptness of expressions on the faces of his listeners.
Page 28 Saturday, May 18th: 98 S. Virginia Avenue Unit 111, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,860 SF | $599,000 Fantastic walk-out townhome at the Douglas Grand! This two story spacious unit features two master suites, luxurious baths, a gourmet kitchen and stone and wood floors. Extras include two designat ed private parking spaces in the secure garage, surround sound wiring/speakers and crown molding. Walking distance to the Winter Park Public Library, golf course, restaurants/wine bars, Winter Park Farmers Market and all the fabulous shops on Park Avenue! Hosted by: Julie Bombardo from 9 AM 12 PM Sunday, May 19th 1099 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 5.2 BA | 5,706 SF | $2,199,000 Elegant brick home located in the heart of Winter Park! The lovely formal living room features a gas fireplace, dining room has a wonderful view of Park Av enue and leads into the butlers pantry and wine closet. Spacious chefs kitchen opens up to the family room and break fast nook ~ all with pool views. The large family room displays a fireplace with gor geous wood floor-to-ceiling mangle and built-in entertainment center. The first floor master suite has French doors lead ing to the pool, gas fireplace, a luxurious bathroom with spa tub, dual vanities and walk-in travertine shower! Extras include a bonus room, office/den, four car ga rage, summer kitchen, spa and sparkling pool. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price from 1-4 PM 1172 Cypress Loft Place, Lake Mary FL 32746 5 BR | 3.2 BA | 3,835 SF | $685,000 Exclusive, gated golf community! The 13th fairway is a serene setting for this gorgeous home. A fantastic floor plan boasts a downstairs master suite with sitting area and private gas fireplace, tray ceilings and a spacious master bath. The first floor offers soaring ceil ings, oversized formal living room, formal dining room & family room overlooking kitchen with cozy breakfast nook, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Amazing upstairs bonus/family room with screened balcony! Extras include a 3 car garage and 24-hour security. Hosted by: Catherine DAmico from 12-2 PM 1150 Kenwood Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,557 SF | $499,900 Great Winter Park location, just off Park Avenue! This home has been completely re-done and updated with new landscap ing, carpeting and beautiful wood floors. Home features an open kitchen/fam ily room, living room and separate den/ office. The spacious master suite has a fireplace! The gorgeous kitchen has solid wood cabinets and granite countertops. Truly a must see home! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 2-5 PM 919 Poinciana Lane, Winter Park FL 32789 6 BR | 4 BA | 3,534 SF | $750,000 Beautiful custom home built in 2004upgrades are numerous! Hardwood and tile floors throughout, vast amounts of storage, large loft and second laundry room. Light and bright with an open floor plan that makes it ideal for enter taining. Chefs kitchen with solid maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless professional grade appliances. The large downstairs master suite has a walk-in closet. Private pool area and access to Lake Maitland! Hosted by: Roxanne Gagliano from 2-5 PM 501 E. Lake Sue Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 5 BR | 3 BA | 2,478 SF | $650,000 Lovely country French Tudor home locat ed on a fabulous one-half acre park-like lot! Home features a split plan, formal liv ing and dining rooms, large family room with fireplace, updated kitchen and wood floors. Brick patios overlook the large landscaped backyard, pool and play area ~ all nestled in a serene and ultra-quiet pocket of Olde Winter Park. Hosted by: Pamela PJ Seibert from 2-5 PM Winter Park Benefit Shop 140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also need ing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open Tues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association. LAND AUCTION Greenbrier County, WV. 1,894+/acres pasture and timber land offered in 24 tracts. Barns & out buildings for cattle operations. One tract has a beautiful 8 bedroom house with indoor pool. Open and wooded land with mag nificent views. Auction Thursday, May 30 in Lewisburg, WV. Woltz & Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (WV#1000). Got to www. woltz.com or call 800-551-3588 for property and auction details. ANNOUNCEMENTS GUEST HOUSE Wanted to rent Mature male professional seeks Guest House to lease at Winter Park estate. (407) 325-4709 or goodwingrnbrt@aol. com REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 877-214-3624 Driver: Once Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDLA, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com Art & History Museums Maitland (Museum Educator Needed) The Museum Educator will be responsi ble for furthering the mission of A&H by acting as the first point of contact for A&H visitors. Responsibilities include con ducting tours, answering museum inqui ries, processing sales and registrations, and helping to facilitate educational pro grams other than tours. To Apply: Contact Megan Dice at email@example.com HELP WANTED Adams Lawn Care Offering: *Lawn care Service *Owner Op erated *Year Round Work *Free Estimates *Affordable *Reliable *Quality Work *$20 OFF first cut (w/4 cut minimum). Call Tim Adams, Owner at (321)274-2263. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Winter Park Neighborhood Yard Sale Virginia Heights (off Pennsylvania) 3rd Annual event; lots of books, toys, clothes, household & yard items. Many treasures, bargains & surprises. Saturday, May 18th 9am 5pm. YARD SALES MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assis tant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Di ploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 888374-7294. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 100% *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assis tance. Computer and Financial aid for qualified students. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179. www.CenturaOn line.com EDUCATION Airline Careers Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 866314-3769 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medi cal Management. Job placement assis tance. Computer and Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888203-3179. www.CenturaOnline.com AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866314-3769. MISCELLANEOUS The Marketplace OBSERVER Open Houses OBSERVER Just Sold Homes Jeffrey and Barbara Friedman1100 Shadow Brook Trail, Winter Springs; $275,000; 5/6/13 Dawn Romance540 Clayton Street, Orlando; $285,000; 5/10/13 Jeff Hall705 East Pine Street, Orlando; $368,750 Nancy Bagby Team2206 Lakeside Drive, Orlando; $415,000; 5/18/13 Dawn Romance/Nancy Bagby Team1980 Kenaston Road, Maitland; $165,000; 5/8/13 Jeffrey and Barbara Friedman16624 Caribbean Breeze, Clermont; $195,000; 5/8/13 Melissa Woodman419 Barclay Avenue, Altamonte Springs; $308,530; 5/3/13 SATURDAY 2-5 MOVE-IN READY 2349 Sherbrooke Road, Winter Park. 4BD/3BA, 1,870SF. Fantastic home in the heart of Kenilworth Shores! This 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 SUNDAY 1-4 CUSTOM CAHILL HOME IN WINDSONG 161 South Phelps Avenue, Winter Park. 4BD/4BA, 4,461SF. Beautiful double trim, vaulted ceilings, built-in cabinetry and rich wooden plantation shutters through out. Gourmet kitchen with 2 sinks, wood paneled sub-zero refrigerator, Wolf gas cook top stove, double ovens, convec tion microwave, & 2 dishwashers. Cus tom Busby cabinets. Downstairs grand master suite. Spacious dining room with French doors opening to a front covered patio. Fence in back yard encloses a large covered patio with a summer kitch en, & a heated spa and pool. $1,450,000 GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ON PARK AVENUE 1011 North Park Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/3BA, 2,484SF. Location, location, location! Live downtown Winter Park on Park Avenue. Walk to restaurants, parks, golf course and shops. The house is very charming and in move-in condition. Split bedroom plan. Shows beautifully. Must see! $660,000 NEW LISTING! CONTEMPORARY OASIS IN WINTER PARK 1130 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/3BA, 2,873SF. This pool home offers an open floor plan and a Florida room with floor to ceiling windows overlook ing a pond. Kitchen has a flex space for dinette or living area with breakfast bar and double-sided fireplace. Bonus room with private entrance could be used as guest suite. Located on a large corner lot. $599,000 CUSTOM BUILT IN WINDSONG 1705 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park. 5BD/5BA. 3,919SF. Stunning Mediterra nean! Beautiful travertine entrance walk way. Gorgeous Brazilian cherry wood flooring. Dramatic downstairs master suite. Spacious open kitchen/family room plan with custom built entertainment center. Upstairs bonus room. Wonderful pavered lanai overlooks salt water pool. Oversized 3 car garage. $1,250,000 250 Carolina Avenue Unit 207 Winter Park FL 32789 sold by Pamela Ryan 216 Secret Way, Casselberry FL 32707 sold by Pamela Ryan 181 W. Stovin Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 sold by Kelly L. Price 2417 Summerfield Road, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Cindy Watson 672 Dunraven Drive, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Catherine DAmico 3359 Heartwood Avenue, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Catherine DAmico 501 Meridale Avenue, Orlando FL 32803 sold by Audra Wilks & Gwyn Clark 961 Camelot Road, Maitland FL 32751 sold by Jennifer King 2431 Lotafun Avenue, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Jim & Melody Mitchell 107 Hollie Court, Maitland FL 32751 sold by Julie Bombardo Its FREE to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified MindGymMay 13, 2013 PLEASE NOTE: Magic Maze has been moved to page 10. MindGymMay 13, 2013 PLEASE NOTE: Magic Maze has been moved to page 10. Offices for Rent Winter Park Real Estate Offices for rent (Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doc tors office w/5 exam rooms + extra fea tures. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. Nice bldg.; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. annpolasek@ cfl.rr.com REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL LARGE GARAGE FOR RENT Oversized, free standing double bay ga rage with long work bench area. Bath room and separate office area included. 800 sq ft total. $600 per month. One year lease minimum. Located on Circle Drive in Maitland, Florida Call Sharon Strong at Strong and Company (407) 399-6006 STRONG AND COMPANY 5210 Preserve Boulevard, Saint Cloud FL 34772 Teresa JonesCintron & Elim Cintron 13078 Lexington Summit Street, Orlando FL 32828 sold by Cindy Watson & Kelly L. Price 646 Carnation Drive, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Cindy Watson & Kelly L. Price 4449 Trapp Lane, Orlando FL 32814 sold by Jennifer King DRIVERS: $10,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!.46 to .60 per mile! OTR Flatbed No TarpingAssigned Equipment, Major Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance & Many Bonuses. Frank: 1-800-745-7290 or 1-321-396-3000 Apply Online: www.loudoncountytrucking.com