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Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services Suboxone Maintenance For Opioid Abuse Sinclair Method for Alcohol Extinction Hypnotherapy/Acupuncture/MassageMedically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100 Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 The Winter Park ordinance banning protests outside of challenge May 18, as three antiabortion protestors were arrested after reprising a protest that had sparked the new law. The Winter Park police ar rived at the scene after a Winter Park resident reported noise dis turbances. We received a complaint that protest activity was taking place in the 1400 block of Aloma Av enue, Lt. Tom Pearson of the Winter Park Police Department said. We have a recently, from last fall, enacted a city ordinance prohibiting picketing in certain forms. Unfortunately, those who were present were in violation of that city ordinance and were placed under arrest by the re The noise disturbances were called in by Madeline Pots, a Winter Park resident who lives just a few blocks away from Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando CEO Jenna Tosh, the tar get of the protests that led to the anti-picketing ordinance. rests that the police have made since the ordinance was passed, Lt. Pearson said. He also said it was his un derstanding that the arrested individuals were warned on two other occasions since the passing of the ordinance to keep their dis tance from the residence. The ordinance was original ly brought about as a result of roughly 30 anti-abortion protest ers picketing outside of Toshs home last August. Tosh reportedly felt threat ened and ambushed, and the city enacted an emergency 60day ordinance that night, ban ning protests within 50 feet of residential homes. The ordinance was made permanent as of Sept. 10. In response to the passing of the ordinance, a group of antiabortion activists, including Win nifred Bell, Allura Lightfoot and October against Winter Park Po lice Chief Brett Railey and mem bers of the City Commission, believing that it was unconstitu tional. Last March, the lawsuit went before Federal District Court Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr., who dis missed it and granted the citys In the quest for a redeveloped downtown, Maitland is one de veloper down after longtime ne gotiations to build a mixed-use development near City Hall fell through last month. Developer Sean Law told the city he no longer planned to go through with developing the area just north of the old City Hall in April, said Maitlands Commu nity Development Director Verl Emrick. But Mayor Howard Schiefer decker said hes cautiously op timistic about upcoming plans, including a parking garage with on the old city hall land, and new interest in the old Winn-Dixie property. To try and better its odds, Emrick said the citys ask ing the developer to secure ten ant interest in the retail segment before proceeding. This is a different approach in saying, give us the names of your people and have them already lined up get them signed before you come to us, Emrick said. Please see PROTEST on page 2 Downtown Maitland loses developer Winter Park protesters booked for violating ordinance; activists file free-speech appeal SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Protesters arrested under disputed law TIM FREED Observer Staff The ominous sign taped to the garage door of the Capen House seems informal compared to the glimmering brass plaque alight ing the bright lemon chiffon en tryway just a few feet away. The plaque, listing the recently reno vated home on Winter Parks historic registry, also has a birth date: 1885. The paper Notice of Intent to Demolish sign reads -13-13. The plaque was installed in August 2011 after the Winter Park City Commission unani mously approved the owners application for the home to be listed as a local historical land mark, and was never removed after that title was also unani mously revoked just more than a year later. SunTrust bank, which was in foreclosure proceedings on the house when it was des ignated historic, had challenged that the previous owner didnt have the right to apply for the register when she did, making the application void. The Com mission agreed. The paper was taped up two weeks ago when new owners John and Betsy Pokorny submit ted their own application to the city on the homes behalf, this time to tear it down. Without the protection of the historic des ignation, that demolition is far easier to accomplish. Something like this has PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Built three years after Winter Park was founded, this historic home could be leveled unless someone volunteers to move it away. Please see CAPEN on page 2 Erasing history Historical designation revoked, the 128-year-old Capen House could be leveled as early as June 13 SARAH WILSON Observer Staff THIS OLD HOUSE NEEDS A HOME
Page 2 never happened before, said Winter Parks senior planner and sey Hayes. But with the des ignation rescinded, its as if it had never been granted. Shocked and worried that the Capen House, which was origi nally constructed for early city settler J.S. Capen and later was lived in by prominent Winter Parker Howard Showalter, would go the way of the Annie Russell House on Via Tuscany and the Tiedke familys James Gable Rod gers-designed home on Isle of Sic Feliz executive director Betsy Ow ens penned a blog with hopes of garnering support to save it. With 1,800 page views and more than a dozen comments in on May 21, Owens succeeded in getting the historical community abuzz. [Friends of Casa Felizs] mis sion is one of promoting historic preservation, Owens said. Park history, and one of a dying breed of homes. Thirteen years ago, residents succeeded in raising awareness and funds to save Casa Feliz from demolition, getting it moved across the road to its current home on the Winter Park Golf Course. Owens and Winter Park Histori cal Association board president Linda Kulmann are cautiously optimistic that the Capen House could have a similar fate. Owens said current Capen House owner John Pokorny of fered the house up for anyone a place to put it, but by press time Pokorny had not replied to a re quest for comment. We do hope that this portion of our history doesnt go away, Kulmann said. Its certainly what makes Winter Park different from so many other cities that we have this rich culture, and the history is such an important link to it. Hayes said if the demolition application passes all appropri ate approvals, just as there was no protocol for removing the home from the historical register, there arent legal grounds to stop its de molition. Commissioner Carolyn Coo per, who voted both to add and remove the Capen House from the historic register, said shes been heartbroken to hear of the homes fate one she said she never would have imagined when she placed her vote removing its protection in 2012. When listed on the register, the Historical Pres ervation Board must approve all exterior renovations to a home demolition included. It would be a tragedy to see it taken down, Cooper said. I hate to see us lose historic resources. But, she said, in 2012 SunTrust had presented a viable legal ques tion to its registered status, and convinced Cooper and her four fellow Commissioners to vote in favor of removing its historical status. But until bulldozers make their way to the Capen House at 520 N. Interlachen Ave., Owens said shes committed to pushing for its and all Winter Parks historical places preservation. Winter Park is a city of culture and heritage, she said. 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Its the 10th season for the Flor ida Collegiate Summer League, thats sent nearly 200 players to the major leagues will have a team talent, its as close as Orlando gets to the big leagues. The name College Park Free dom may sound familiar, but not quite. They used to play a bit down the road in Orlando. This year they made the move to Bish op Moore High School in College ing coach Scotty Makarewicz with them. The Freedom franchise will this summer. Theyve struggled in their young history, coming in second to last in the league in 2011, and last in 2012 with a 10-29 record in the regular season. Theyll be looking to jump start their season against an FCSL jug gernaut in the Winter Park Dia mond Dawgs, one of two teams from the leagues inaugural sea son thats still around today. Last season the Dawgs went 25-15, missing out on the regular sea son title by just half a game to the Leesburg Lightning. The teams will play back-toback games to start the season, with the Freedoms home opener at 7 p.m. June 5 at College Park, and then at 7 p.m. June 6 at Win ter Parks Alfond Stadium. Visit mation. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A sign noticing demolition of one of the citys oldest homes has residents questioning how a historic home in good condition could have protections removed to let it be destroyed. Summer League baseball is back ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff PROTEST | Abortion picketers returned to home of comedian Daniel Toshs brother C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE motion to drop the case, ruling that the ordinance was facially constitutional. Dalton pointed out that protes tors still had the ability to express their views in a variety of differ ent avenues. Protesters may still enter resi dential neighborhoods in the city, alone or in groups, even march ing, Judge Dalton said. They may go door-to-door to prosely tize their views. They may dis tribute literature. They may camp out and form a picket line 51 feet away from the targeted residence, or down the street. If all that is not enough, they may apply to the city manager for even more space to protest abut ting a residential zone, which the city manager must grant. In early April, the plaintiffs a brief in due course in the 11th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in At lanta, Ga., said Winter Park City Attorney Larry Brown. Judge Daltons ruling that up held the constitutionality of the Brown said. In the meantime, the city will enforce the ordinance. Members of the group that to requests for comment. The individuals apprehended during the May 18 arrests have yet to be tried for their misde meanor cases. To read Betsy Owens Friends of Casa Feliz blog about the Capen House, visit friendsofcasafeliz.wordpress.com. For more information about the Winter Park Register of Historic Places, visit tinyurl. com/WPhistoricalregister CAPEN | Commission removed historic designation, leaving home open to demolition C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE
Page 3 When citizens of Maitland formed the Maitland Public Li brary in 1896, it is doubtful they would envision what their library would become in 117 years. The relaxing sitting area around the 1907 structure still provides a comfortable place to read. This quiet comfortable area for adults to read, use the wireless internet, or just relax was recently desig nated by the Board of Trustees as the Elizabeth R. Wood Reading Room to honor the 50-year service of this dedicated Maitland resi dent. The wonderfully noisy, crowd ed childrens area was moved from the original building to a re cently doubled larger space near the main entrance. Study areas, computers and comfortable fur niture will complete the project this summer using funds raised through the Valentine Tree and 5K. The Friends bookstore in the old childrens area will provide nine new public computer sta tions in the main area. How Maitland citizens using the original print library would have seen the move to electronic books and audio is hard to imag ine. Using the Maitland Public Library webpage, patrons can use the 24/7 Digital Branch to access e-books, audio books, databases teractively learn one of 81 differ ent languages. Excitement over the three book clubs has continued the original community feeling for the library. Anyone who enjoys a good book and a chance to discover and share with others is always wel come to join the clubs. The summer reading pro grams theme, Dig into Read ing, ties in well with the state of Floridas Viva 500 program. Exciting children and adult pro grams will feature Floridas place in history with hands-on experi ences, including Mastodons (June 6) with Zach Zacharias, and A Soldiers experience in old Fort Maitland (June 8) with Dennis Marshall. The afternoon tea (June 2) features two original 1907 Maitland residents sitting by the Childrens programming is rapidly growing, with story times on Tuesday and Thursday morn ing. The new focus on tweens and teens continues with Culture Club, Second Saturday, Legos Engineers and electronic gam dates and times for events listed in this article, patrons can visit the library; call 407-647-7700, or visit maitlandpubliclibrary.org The expansion of the art gallery throughout the building featuring amateur and local artists brings a new dimension into the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the library. Featured this month is a tribute to local artist Maury Hurt, with Lisa Flowers and Josephine Huggins in the gallery. Throughout the 117-year his tory, the library has remained consistent in the original goal of the citizens of Maitland to have a place to read, relax, learn and so cialize. Recognizing the trend of digital materials, the original pa trons of Maitland Public Library will be happy to see that the print collection is still alive and well. Moving forward with an eye on the future technological advances, the library remains relevant to the citizens of Maitland, meeting both their print and digital needs. WELCOMENew M embersMONTHLY CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTSMaitlands Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon A Plan for a Sustainable Energy Future Wednesday, June 19, 201311:30am-1:00pm Maitland Civic Center Cost: $15.00 Chamber Members with RSVP by June 17 5:00pm $20.00 Non-Members & Members after deadline Go to website maitlandchamber.com for more info.June 6: Success Leads Group: Meets the 1st Thursday each month 11:30am-1pm June 11 & 25: @ Coffee Connection with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce Making business connections one cup at a time Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month 8-9am June 13: Community Partners: Meets the 2nd Thursday each month 11:30am1pm June 26: Wednesday, Women and Wisdom: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month 11:30am-1pm Business After Hours: check our website or call 407-644-0741 for updates. www.maitlandchamber.com Special Guest & Speaker from Alex Glenn State President Florida Save the Date: OCTOBER 21Principal Financial Group Maitland Professional Ofce Village Association Nerium International, Orlando My Gym Maitland State Representative Karen Castor Dentel, Maitland Bestenwurst Antiques Firehouse Subs, Maitland Stone Law Group, P.L., Maitland RDV Sportsplex Einstein Bagels YP The UPS Store, Altamonte Springs Lake Avenue Nail Salon Tri County Towing Sams Club Major League Haircuts Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Not just books anymore 866-314-3769AIRLINES ARE HIRING ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER
Page 4 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 Business Briefs Community Bulletin Super Scholars Winter Park High School students Joulia Likhanskaia, Aaron Kennon, Mary Hwang, Nathan Einhorn, Mason Montgomery, Madeleine Hill, Demetrie Luke, Rocco English, Jessica Kast, Trevor Byrne, Jil lian Dukes, Matthew Domescek, Vaishali Mehta, John Lindsey, Sylvie Wise, Hunter Chadwick, Everett Hamilton, Harrison Thayer, Samuel Ward, Alicia Tarver and J. Brandon Ward were announced as Su per Scholars by Orange County Public Schools for being accepted to the top 20 colleges and universities in the country for 2013. Edgewater High School students Pau Kim, David Neitzel and Gwendolyn Johnson also received the honor. Hats off Gaby Lugo of Maitland graduated from Berry College with a BS degree in Biology. Savannah Maensivu of Winter Park was awarded an academic scholarship to at tend Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Maensivu received the Colleges Odyssey Distinction Award for professional and leadership development. The University of Oklahoma Norman campus announced Winter Parks Am ber Coyne is a graduation candidate for a bachelors degree in Journalism for the spring 2013 semester. Memorial gains support The capital campaign to build and en dow a Memorial to the Fallen adjacent to the new VA hospital at Lake Nona, has achieved 70 percent of its $3 million campaign goal, according to Jerry Pierce, chairman of the Central Florida Memo rial Park Foundation. The Foundation was presented with anonymous cashiers check for $300,0000 bringing the total funds raised to more than $2.1 million, according to Pierce. To learn more about the campaign, go to cfvmpf.org Scholarship contest Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business is now accepting appli cants for the MBA Leadership Schol ars Award The new nancial offering is designed for students who have shown success in leadership, with full or partial tuition scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $67,320. Essays and letters should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject line MBA Leadership Scholars. Trinity on top The Florida High School Athletic Associa tion announced that Trinity Preparatory School is the Class 3A Spring Season Academic Team Champion for the 2012-2013 school year. Famous high-ve In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month the Emmy Award-winning pro gram Green Screen Adventures, invited elementary school students to Give Your Teacher A High-Five to celebrate teach ers across the country. The show is proud to present a high-ve to Michael Reese a fth grade science teacher at Audubon Park Elementary, who received an on-air high-ve from his student Riley Honohan. Its your church Kincaid Construction Co. (www.kincaid construction.com) is kicking off its 50 year anniversary in the Winter Park community with a $1.2 million project, turning an abandoned Albertsons grocery store into the 20,000-square-foot River of Life Church. Let the chamber care The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 201314 Chamber Cares campaign. Launched in 2008, Chamber Cares a small busi ness and community philanthropy effort, has raised almost $100,000 to support initiatives like the UCF College of Medi cines inaugural class, the Seniors First emergency Meals-On-Wheels program, the Winter Park Public Library, the Winter Park Day Nursery and the Down Syn drome Association of Central Florida. The Chamber will accept applications from non-prot Chamber members in good standing. Applications must be received by July 1, 2013 to be considered. Visit winterpark.org/content/chamber-cares or call 407-644-8281 for more information. Booking it Winston-James Development based in South Daytona, recently negotiated a lease agreement for 938 square feet of ofce space at its Aloma Business Center on Aloma Avenue in Winter Park. Winston Schwartz, president of Winston-James Development, said OSS Ofce Support Services, a certied Quick Book nan cial consulting rm, leased the ofce space. Theater grows Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to an nounce the award of a $250,000 grant as part of the Orange County Arts and Cultur al Affairs Cultural Facilities program, to be used for the equipping of our new facility at 54 W. Church St. This grant is matched with $250,000 in gifts from many donors across Central Florida. MEMORIAL DAY PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Springs High School Junior Reserve Ofcer Training Corps Cadet Jessica Carbonneau, top, salutes a ceremonial ag at a Winter Park Memorial Day event held May 27. Hundreds gathered in Glen Haven Memorial Park to pay respect to soldiers who died on the battleeld.
Page 5 SunRail construction notice Canton Avenue and New York Avenue will be closed at the rail road crossing from Friday, May 31, at 9 p.m., to Monday, June 3, at 3 a.m. The closure will allow crews to reconstruct the crossing and sidewalks at both locations. Please note that this schedule may change due to bad weather or other unexpected conditions. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 407461-8926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call toll-free 1-855-RAIL 411 (1-855-724-5411). All Winter Park Sunrail construction alerts can be found at cityofwinterpark. org > Info at Your Fingertips > Amtrak & Sunrail Information > Construction Alerts. Easy ways to save water and money Although we enjoyed a virtu ally rain free holiday this past Me morial Day weekend, the rainy season is just around the corner, when we can expect some sort of precipitation almost every day. We have all seen it sprinklers going off during a rain storm or shortly thereafter. We all know why that happens our irrigation systems are preset and they are not manually changed or turned off. The problem with overwater ing is three-fold: 1. Overwatering a lawn pro motes weeds, bugs and weakened grass roots. 2. It wastes water and money lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use. 3. It is in violation of city ordi nance #2406-01 Section 1 that out lines water usage and restrictions. In addition, Florida Administra tive Code 40C-2.042-5 requires anyone with an irrigation sys tem installed after May 1, 1991, to maintain and operate a rain sensor device or switch that over rides the irrigation system when adequate rainfall has occurred. Three easy solutions: 1. Install a rain sensor, soil moisture sensor or smart control ler to sense moisture in the root zone and automatically turn off your irrigation system. 2. Remember to turn off your irrigation system on days that it has rained. 3. Make an appointment with the citys Water Conservation Specialist by calling 407-599-3597 for a free on-site evaluation of your water/irrigation usage and receive suggestions of how to conserve water and save money. The city can help you verify op timal sprinkler head adjustment, identify leaks and correct control ler setting for irrigation days and times all for free! Other easy ways to save water: brushing our teeth. full before running it. showerheads. bath. ances. when needed before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. only and wa ter for no more than one hour per zone. tory lawn-watering restrictions specify the days when you may water. Homes with odd numbered or no addresses Wednesday/Satur day Homes with even numbered addresses Thursday/Sunday Nonresidential properties Tuesday/Friday Please help us go green and save you some green, one water drop at a time. Thank you! Mayor to throw rst pitch ley for the season opener of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, who will be playing College Park Freedom on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m., at the Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field located at 801 Orange Ave. The 2013 Flor ida Collegiate Summer League (FCSL) is a wood-bat collegiate baseball league showcasing many of the top-ranked college players mission is $5 and $3 for seniors and children. For more informa tion, please call 321-206-9174 or Winter Park Farmers Market Bike Valet On Saturday, June 8, from 9 let service at the Farmers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. This is being provided as an incentive for alternative modes of transportation in the citys beau be partnering with cultural orga vide exciting event programming at the center of the Farmers Mar ket to entertain and educate Win ter Park residents on how to help keep our city beautiful and sus tainable. For more information, please call 407-643-1656 or email email@example.com. Schools Out Pool Party On Saturday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m., begin your summer by joining with family and friends at the Schools Out Pool Party at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. This community event will include swimming, games, con tests, drawings and prizes. This event is free to Winter Park resi dents and those with a Commu nity Center pool pass. All others will be offered half-price pool en try. For more information, please call 407-643-1650. Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY, June 2nd9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 2 SUN Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer and MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERECall 888-203-3179www.CenturaOnline.com On Saturday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m., begin your summer by joining with family and friends at the Schools Out Pool Party at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave.
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Its all about the ladies when One Se nior Place Greater Orlando presents the Womens Day Extravaganza on Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. A se lection of refreshments and door prizes will be available, in addition to massages, makeovers, jewelry and more. The rst 100 attendees to the free event will re ceive a chance to win a $500 mall shop ping spree (must be present to win). Visit oneseniorplace.com for more information. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will once again join forces with Full Sail Uni versity to present Symphony in HD: Live at Full Sail University, a high-tech concert gala to benet the orchestra. Held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Full Sail Live (141 University Park Drive, Winter Park), the event will feature the full Or lando Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, in a concert accompanied by animation, lm, lighting effects and other visual ele ments created by students and faculty of Full Sail University. Visit orlandophil.org/ HD for more information. On Friday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m., the public is invited to join the Winter Park Towers residents at its Homecoming Dance & Party Entertainment is pro vided by The Good Times Band and light refreshments will be served. It takes place at Winter Park Towers Stover Cen ter (main lobby) and parking is available. RSVP is not required to attend either event. Winter Park Towers is located at 1111 S. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-647-4083 for more information. JUNE 1 The Huntingtons Disease Society of America presents its annual Hope Walk in Altamonte Springs Cranes Roost Park. It will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or want to register for this event and support a worthy cause, please visit hdsa.org/thworlando. Thanks we look for ward to seeing you and your employees at the Hope Walk. Remember that you can make a difference. The Smitten with Kittens adoption event will hope to adopt out dozens of kittens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hollywood Houndz at 4243 W. Lake Mary Blvd. in Lake Mary. Visit seminolecountyadop tions.petnder.com for more information. JUNE 2 A screening of Dr. Perry Brickmans docu mentary lm From Silence to Recog nition Confronting Discrimination in Emorys Dental School History will be held at the Shakespeare Center at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. Visit holocaustedu. org for more information. Please join social justice advocates, im migrant rights organizers and people of faith in welcoming the Nuns on the Bus traveling the country in support of and educating about comprehensive immi gration reform. Sister Simone Campbell, SSS and director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, and a group of Sisters is coming 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, lo cated at 526 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. We will have the opportunity to share a ritual prayer, listen to testimony of immi grant and farmworker families who are suffering because of the broken immigra tion system, and to hear Sister Simones reections on this important work. Visit nunsonthebus.com for more information. The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m on Sunday, June 2 at First Presby terian Church of Maitland, located at 341 N. Orlando Ave. Reected in its name, the concerts title, A Musical Kaleido scope, is an evening of entertainment changing in color and theme. Visit pamai tland.org for more information. The Blue Men from Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort will interact with guests at Orlando Science Centers new est traveling exhibit Blue Man GroupMaking Waves. They will play the Tube Phones, Slide-u-lum, Build-u-lum, Sand Drum, PVCs and Belly Drum and engage with guests the best way they know how through fun and discovery. They will also roam all four oors of the Science Cen ter, where guests can get up close and personal with Blue Man Group. Its from noon to 2 p.m. June 2 at Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St. in Orlando. Visit blueman.com for more informa tion. JUNE 4 One Senior Place Greater Orlando will present Ready or Not! How New Changes to Medicaid Will Impact You and Your Clients, on Tuesday, June 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The professionals-only seminar at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs is designed for workers in health care, social work and case management. The free seminar will include refresh ments and professional networking, as well as Continuing Education Credits, courtesy of VITAS Innovative Hospice. To register, call 407-949-6733 or visit One SeniorPlace.com JUNE 6 Come out for First Thursdays at the Or lando Museum of Art from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 6. Music from Crooked Road and Greywolf will entertain while food from Chefs Andrew Jones and Paul Pronsati of the Cheesesteak Phactory will ll you up. See artist demonstrations, dance per formances and more. Visit omart.org for more information. The Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair will get you going on the road to a career from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 at the Renaissance Sea World, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive in Or lando. Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has been able to help more than 100,000 veterans and military spouses nd meaningful employment. Interested job seekers should register for free at hoh.greatjob.net JUNE 7 Date Night at Leu Gardens kicks off with the rst movie of the summer season featuring Vertigo at 8:30 p.m. June 7. Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alos note that alcohol is permit ted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission is $5 for adult plus tax, $2 for children (K12th grade) plus tax, and free for Leu Gar den member. Event is held weather per mitting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. For more infor mation, please contact the Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 and visit leugardens. org for movie selections. The Art & History Museums Maitlands (A&H) popular program, Ladies Art Lounge explores pottery fun from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The program is held in Studio 2 at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Visit ar tandhistory.org or call 407-539-2181, ext. 265, for more information. The 17th annual Wine Quest known as one of Central Floridas nest charitable social events, returns Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, located at 4040 Central Florida Parkway. Attend for a col lection of tastings, dinners and auctions. Visit questinc.org for more information. Theatre Downtown presents Tennessee Williams Tiger Tail based on the 1956 movie Baby Doll, and directed by Frank Hilgenberg. It runs from June 7-29 with Sunday matinees available. For reserva tions or more information, call 407-8410083. JUNE 8 Join in the fun at the Schools Out Pool Party from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. JUNE 9 Friendship Force, a travel group whose tagline is Changing the Way You See the World, will have its general meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 9 at Rollins College Hamilton Holt School, 203 East Lyman Ave., Winter Park. The title of the program is Come Fly With Me (the ins and outs of ying) presented by Sharita Scott, a Delta ight attendant. The public is in vited. For more information about Friend ship Force, go to thefriendshipforce.org or contact Bee Taylor, membership chair, at 407-671-0189. Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com
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This was a real unusual sort of fundraiser. Most people go to a dinner and buy some auction items. Obviously theyre raising money, but this was a way to do something that was, for me, even more personal than just writing a check. man met with his group of six indigenous team members and continued forward with his expe dition, traveling east and travers ing the treacherous swamps of northern Peru. With neck-high waters and no company were forced to sleep on the branches of mangrove trees. Over there, the swamp will man and his team reached the of their journey would ultimately take place. The group was ready to push forward, but hit a roadblock in down with Dengue fever, a tropi cal disease transmitted by a mos quito bite that causes headaches and muscle pains. venture hit the stop button, as he pondered his own fortitude in a shocked when she heard the news, considering her husbands knack for survival. Here he is falling ill and al most dying in Tabatinga, Noga said. I said to myself If he says that he is sickthats never happened before. He was always energetic, and then suddenly he was very, very sick. the illness, and the team contin ued to follow the Amazon River At that point the team was car rying around 500 pounds of gear all together, and they were feeling man decided to split his team up into two smaller groups, with three team members coming with him to walk on land and the other three forming a support team, tak ing half the supplies and riding down the river on a makeshift raft made of balsa wood. The two groups would rendez vous once a week, or every 100 miles. The travelers followed this routine through the month of No vember, until Dengue fever struck ber. He knew it was worse than before when he started vomiting blood. Map data Google, Inav/Geosistemas SRL, MapLink, Mapcity A custom Google Map projects Grosmans South American journey from coast to coast. The 5,000-mile expedition was divided into 12 legs that cut through the mountains of Peru and the jungles of Brazil. GPS tracking devices allowed people from around the world to monitor his progress on the expeditions website, which let visitors donate to organizations ghting cancer. AMAZON | Groups riverboat sank in flames, then they were attacked by pirates C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Please see AMAZON on page 9 MAY 31 The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will once again join forces with Full Sail University to present Symphony in HD: Live at Full Sail University, a high-tech concert gala to benet the orchestra. Held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at Full Sail Live (141 University Park Drive, Winter Park), the event will feature the full Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, in a concert accompanied by anima tion, lm, lighting effects and other visual elements created by students and faculty of Full Sail University. Visit orlandophil.org/HD for more informa tion. JUNE 1 The Smitten with Kittens adoption event will hope to adopt out dozens of kittens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hollywood Houndz at 4243 W. Lake Mary Blvd. in Lake Mary. Visit semino lecountyadoptions.petnder.com for more information. JUNE 3 Story Time at Leu Gardens spon sored by Nemours Brightstart! is held the rst Monday of each month, ex cluding holidays. Hundreds of fami lies visit Leu Gardens to participate in Orange County Library Systems imaginative story time event. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and en gages children in songs, rhymes and books for infants through 5 years of age. Best of all, story time is free. Visit leugardens.org for more information. JUNE 5 The College Park Freedom will throw its rst pitch in the inaugural game in the Florida Collegiate Summer League at 7 p.m. on June 5 at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, located at 3901 Edgewater Drive. Visit oridaleague. com for more information. JUNE 6 Watch the season opener between the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and Leesburg Lightning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Alfond Stadium at Harper-Shepherd Field, located at 801 Orange Ave. Visit oridaleague. com for more information. JUNE 8 Join in the fun at the Schools Out Pool Party from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. Visit cityofwinter park.org for more information. JUNE 10 Camp J is just around the corner at the Orlando Jewish Community Cen ter. At Camp J, kids from toddlers to teens can make memories that last a lifetime. For complete information visit campj.org JUNE 13 Enjoy Popcorn Flicks in Central Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Central Park Main Stage, located at 251 S. Park Ave. The featured lm is How to Marry a Millionaire. JUNE 14 The A&H Associates, volunteer corps of the Art & History Museums Mai tland (A&H), in partnership with Per forming Arts of Maitland, proudly continue the 2013 Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the A&Hs beautiful Main Garden, lo cated at 231 W. Packwood Ave., Mai tland. The Dan Jordan Trio takes the stage on June 14 with a program of original Jazz music with South Ameri can and Middle Eastern inuences. For more information visit artandhis tory.org
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Page 10 Current news Mad Cow Theatre receives major grant The economic impact of the arts in our community was brought home to us as Orlandos Mad Cow Theatre happily an nounced the news of a $250,000 grant from Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs. Mad Cow already has an economic impact of $1.2 million each year, and the increased capacity of their new facility fosters an ever-greater impact. Dreamgirls will open at Mad Cow on June 7. (See June 7 below) and visit madcowtheatre.com Now open Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is fun, zestfully new, family-oriented and (sshh) educational. Transporting guests into the icy world of the South Pole, the that eases you into the 30-degree world of glass walls. This is a super-cool, up-closeand personal visit. The opening of a major new exhibit such as this includes an army of talent from designers to chefs for the penguins and for us, as the new ride also introduces a splendid new restaurant called Expedition Caf. Congratulations parks.com May 28 Kick off Gay Days Macys style! Macys, known for epic events such as Macys 4th of July Fireworks and the Thanksgiving Day Parade, will build on that 150-year tradition by hosting a Red Carpet Party including music, food and in Orlando. Hosted by Steve Erics with performances by Maya Andrews, Sasha Colby and Lineysha Sparx, the party is at Macys at the Mall at Millenia on May 28. May 31 Orlando Philharmonic in high denition at Full Sail The Orlando Philharmonic is building its audience based on exciting new ways to present symphonic music, and their fundraiser on May 31 may top them all. Presented in association with Full Sail Symphony in HD: Music of the Night as a live orchestra performance with visual enjoy a three-course meal and live auction 407-896-6700, ext. 236. May 31 Exhibits open at the Art & History Museums Maitland An opening reception will be held May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) as it presents three exhibits highlighting works of Andr Smith, artist, architect and founder of A&Hs Maitland Art Center. The exhib its highlight the prints, paintings, and drawings created by Smith from the 1920s through 1940s. A Recent Acquisitions exhibit celebrates the ongoing addition of works of art to the A&H collection. It includes one of my largest works a photograph printed on aluminum called last November. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org June 2 The Maitland Symphony Orchestra The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will present its free spring concert on June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Maitland Presbyterian Church its an evening of entertainment includ ing Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No. 3 featuring the Churchs powerful Wicks organ. A percussion ensemble will pres ent an interpretation of Clair de Lune; Him Home from Les Miserables; and the orchestra will delight with a medley of and the cinema. This free concert is spon sored by Performing Arts of Maitland, and land.org/orchestra June 6 to 16 Valencias Fat Pig! What better place than a college theater to balance social commentary with dark humor, and what better director to oversee this modern, funny and touching comedy than the always inventive John DiDonna? Love is in the air between an average guy and a plus-sized librarian and that love is complicated by a world in which caustic comedy Fat Pig! critiques our Hollywood ideals of beauty while ques tioning our ability to change what we dis College East, call 407-582-2900 for tickets. A talkback with the cast and director is set for after the June 14 performance. June 7 to July 7 Dreamgirls at Mad Cow Tickets are selling fast for this highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical that captures the spirit of hope in 1960s Motown when a girl group gets their big break in the music business. Their struggle for stardom is a time-lapse spectacle about the price of show-biz success. Sizzling features an ensemble of singing actors in their Mad Cow debuts. The show will run from June 7 to July 7. 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Page 11 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Though gasoline consumption has declined over the past few decades, drivers are spending more than ever to fuel their daily transportation. According to the sociation, the average American household spent $2,912 on gas last year just under 4 percent some simple changes to your driving habits, you can save a few miles per gallon and cut your spending at the pump. Dont ignore your indicators. When the check engine light comes on, its usually for good reason. Yet many drivers ignore these warnings and their fuel economy suffers. For example, if your cars oxygen sensor isnt operating effectively, you can lose up to 3 miles per gallon (mpg). And one of the most overlooked causes of wasted gas is an impre cise cooling system. Have your auto technician regularly check the cooling system to ensure it isnt running too cold, which can cause the cars computer to demand more fuel than it needs. ciency by as much as 10 percent. However, new cars only require tune-ups every 100,000 miles so many drivers arent changing wait that long to be changed. Check your owners manual service intervals. When choosing the right gas and oil for your car, the owners manual should be your guide. Dont opt for oil thats thicker than recommended it can cause your engine to work less The same is true for gas. If your vehicle requires high-octane fuel and you use a less-expensive ver sion, the cars sensors will detect it and youll lose power and fuel economy. Avoid ethanol. The more ethanol in your gas, the less mile age youll get from each tank. that the fuel can contain up to 10 percent ethanol (but they arent required to post the exact amount of ethanol in the fuel) so some gas stations have less ethanol than others. You can try various with the lowest content and high est mileage. Compare your fuel economy with gas from different stations using a calculator, such as the one at www.fueleconomy. gov. Ive saved up to 3 mpg by lowest amount of ethanol. ing the owners manual, which will include the manufacturers recommended tire pressure. Its a simple step that can improve fuel Dont speed. As much as we complain about gas prices, its re markable how frequently drivers green or pound on the brakes at stop signs. Youll be surprised how much gas you can save by driving at moderate speeds and avoiding quick acceleration. Michael Heyman is an instructor/ technical team leader at the Orlando campus of Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. For more information, visit uti.edu An ancient Navy saying is Dont give up the ship. Quitting is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Quitting leaves one with empty hands that stay empty. Thomas Edison was searching for a in his idea for an electric light bulb. On about his 1,700th try, he discovered that to him that his hit-or-miss way of doing things was time wasting and unintelli gent. Edison answered, Along the way, I also discovered 1,600-plus substances that dont work! Quitting often leaves one feeling sorry for himselfperhaps the most unattract ive of all human emotions. Many a gal who thinks a rich guy is soon he is only giving her the slip. Divorc es are quittings that started with hopeful promisings, and perhaps in retrospect, should never have been undertaken. Of course, we all start things that we would be better off had we never started, but we often dont recognize this fact until we have given all we have to the possibility of success. Without a start, there is no end, and and a lot of experience comes from bad judgment. The trouble with many of us in trying times is that we quit trying. I wonder today how many of the people listed as unemployed have simply given up looking for a job. W.C. Fields was not a guy for the long ceed, try again. Then quit. Theres no use being a damn fool about it. (Out of the mouth of babes and W.C. Fields!) Time which was Einsteins Fourth Dimension judgments. I left Winter Park in 1938 after graduat ing from high school. The part of town we lived in had many streets paved with bricks back in the s streets collapsed. When I returned in 1980, those streets were lined with handsome houses. The time dimension simply completed the end of something, which had seemed once to have been abandoned. In American history there are very few examples of Americans giving up recounted. We dont surrender easily to hardships or to problems that are braintesting riddles. It is no wonder that our new country quickly became the inven tion and production capital of the whole world. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, the Steve Jobs, etc., all their ideas sprang from fertile American soil. pronounced, In the next decade, America will put a man on the moon, he set in motion the American inventiveness that soon had Neil Armstrong walking upon the lunar surface. American stick-toitiveness has led to a majority of the great breakthroughs in medical science, communications, astronomy and many Americans dont turn loose until they get the job done has played a major role in all these undertakings. The American future would surely be brighter if we now had in the White House another imaginative can do mentality such as that of John F. From the 1967 urgings of Turn on, tune in, drop out drug-guru quitter Timothy Leary, to the present government fairness policy (the government will take care of you), the old Cotton Mather idea of let us now be up and doing seems to be a remnant of past glories. Me? I cotton to old Cotton! Never quit doing while your heart is still beating. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) secularists. As a nonbeliever in a personal god, I thought the irony of thanking a deity for a secular society humorous. No, we need to thank our ancestors actually the whole trajectory of Western culture the past 2,500 years for America having arrived as blessedly secular as it is. Im going to ask you to do something ment (and yes, your beliefs do have a place in our culture through how you treat your fellow citizen). My request is critically important that a god not be come the favored god of any rationally constructed society. Everyday this point is vividly driven home for me by yet another bloody bombing in Pakistan or Iraq or Syria. If, murder 54 Shiites in a bomb blast, expect by Thursday that Shiites will respond equally. A little history here: that Sun nis and Shiite Muslims kill one another today dates back to who would succeed Muhammad. They slaughter one another over arcane interpretations of succes sion. Oh, and for political power. Are you laughing yet? ing one another over the one true path by the end of the 17th century. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Door in 1517, he inadvertently kicked-off nearly 200 years of devastat ing violence in Europe. I cannot over state how debilitating this warfare was, particularly for Central Europe. Finally, a semblance of rationality prevailed and true word was replaced for killing one another over nationalism, colonialism and imperialism. Much, much better Hmmm? (products of the Enlightenment and all that that implies for religion) intention ally with an immediate understanding of recent European history excluded any mention of a god in our governing no oversight. These wise men wanted nothing to do with religious dogma as a governing consideration. They clearly and unquestionably understood that combin ing the state with a (favored) god was an undeniable historical recipe for societal divisiveness and sorrow. The absolute beauty of America is that if you mind your own business, pay your taxes, keep your lawn mowed (or not), that you can pretty much do what ever you want, pray to whatever deity gives you hope, even to go door-to-door proselytizing for Jesus, Mormonism or Amway. All secularists want is god (yours, mine, all) kept out of government. This includes meetings and, of course, laws, policies, programs, government lands and regulations, etc. You know, that ol separa tion of church and state thingy. I, as but one secularist, could quite frankly give a damn if someone wants to get up at the beginning of a public meeting, and mumble a prayer to Shiva. I dont take particular offense. I just dont care. It is all comically meaningless to me. Americans are so free, historically speaking, that really there are few impediments to anyone practicing their personal religious beliefs. Do so with my, uh, blessing. by a government, discord, dissension and disillusionment inevitably follow (even in theocracies). Any student of history understands this. Secularism is good (smart) because it provides for everyones religious freedom. Appreciate the wisdom in that. 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 Thank gawd for secularists Calling it quits Louis Roney Play On! Getting the most from your tank of gas MICHAEL HEYMAN Guest Writer ARCHIVE PHOTO BY TINA RUSSELL THE OBSERVER
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