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Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Naltrexone/Campral For Alcohol Abuse Suboxone/Subutex For Opioid Abuse Chantix For Smoking CessationPsychiatrist Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Im not all about school, Hannah Bowman said, weeks before she would graduate with a 4.875 GPA as a valedictorian. All Florida public schools have a valedictorian. Winter Park has more than a dozen. More than 700 seniors signed up at Winter Park High School the honor to stand on stage at graduation and tell their fellow students what life was like, and what it could be. They had the credentials all with GPAs soaring over the stan dard benchmark 4.0. Im just determined, Han nah said. I want to get it done. A torn ACL while playing varsity soccer led her to her pas sion beyond school, and where she hopes to be about eight years from now practicing with a Ph.D in physical therapy. Mary Hwang s 5.4 GPA was good enough for the top slot in a class that featured dozens of stu dents who earned all As for four straight years. Shell head to MIT in the fall, and by the time shes done engineering a degree, she hopes to be one. Vaishali Mehta may be your next doctor. I want to develop a cure for everything, she said. Shell start with biology at Northwestern University, and go for pediatrics for good mea sure. She had no trouble putting her mind to it GPA. Maybe shell keep playing she makes up her mind in Evan ston, Ill. Her backup plan: travel the world. Lee Stuart Smith Jr calls him self Stuart and loves economics when hes not on a lake or a golf course. Hes bound for Florida State University in the fall. This summer hell to learn to sail. Allison Mi gnardi will as a March ing Knight at the University of Central Florida this fall. Shes al ready got her steps mapped out to four years from now when she Capen House saw a glimmer of hope during Mondays Winter Park City Commission meeting the property owners announc ing they were willing to tempo rarily hold off on its demolition Owners John and Betsy Po korny were represented at the meeting by attorney Trippe Cheek, who coincidentally was Winter Parks city attorney until sion that his clients were willing to postpone demolition for an demolition permit this month. This, he said, could buy time for preservation activists to brain storm ways to fund the reloca tion of the house. Theyll do that by their own agreement, so you didnt do it to them and you shouldnt wor ry about being sued for that, Cheek said. The purpose of that period of time will be to receive and consider reasonable propos als to move the house in a rea sonable time. What we would ask is, frankly, that the Commission will take no action. You dont need to take any action. The owners could have demolished the formerly his Last months resident uproar over digital outdoor advertising signs may have stopped develop ers in their tracks, but some Mai tland City Council members and citizens want to take the denial a step further into the city charter. At Mondays meeting, the Council moved to allow Coun cilman John Lowndes to begin drafting an ordinance to be voted on at the next election banning billboards which are already prohibited in city code and digital outdoor advertising signs, the caveat name under which the most recent boards were pro posed. This is not a dead issue, Lowndes said. If its not this de veloper itll be another developer Its not over until its over, and I think if you put it in the charter, its over. This proposal comes after the citys previous Council meet ing crying foul over the city came within one vote of allowing the signs to spring up near Interstate 4. Put in the charter, this ban would prohibit future Councils from taking similar steps. The drafted ordinance is set to be presented to and discussed by Council at its July 8 meeting. Capen House spared for now These Cats are top of their class House owners agree to postpone demolition SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Chartering against billboards TIM FREED Observer Staff Please see CAPEN on page 2 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER The 128-year-old Capen House in Winter Park has a stay of execution after a con tentious meeting in which the owners attorney said theyll wait another 30 days. Today spoke about the best of Winter Park, that when issues are raised, people can get together and talk about them. Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Please see VALEDICTORIANS on page 2 Stuart Smith Vaishali Mehta
Page 2 torically designated home as early as this Thursday, desiring to build a new house on the lakefront property. The Winter Park City Commission had recognized the house home was taken off the list a year later when mortgage holder SunTrust reported that previous owner Clardy Malugen reg istered the home during a foreclosure pro cess, making the registration void. The Winter Park heirloom was vulner able once again until Monday night. Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley said the Pokornys offer procured possible promise for the Capen Houses future. Im very excited about the offer of the current owners for the opportunity to re ally come up with, what I would suggest, is a potentially peaceful solution where ev eryone wins, Bradley said. Today spoke about the best of Winter Park, that when is sues are raised, people can get together and talk about them. I think that tonight is certainly a victory for people working together. 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She saw her self kicking a soccer ball around on those green quite sure where shell end up. Something in math or science, she said. Hope fully Ill save the world. Shell start with three mission trips for First United Meth odist of Orlando. Shes already taken nine. On the way she earned a GPA on steroids Kelsey Gwin is grossed out by surgery, but she wants to be an or thodontist. If she changes her mind, theres always theater. Its good to have a backup plan, she said. Either way, shes hoping to make her own hours after she graduates from the University of Florida. No words on whether shed like to be a literal Gator orthodontist. Nathan Einhorn might just be a doc or so from now. Hes not sure. He knows he loves Chicago. Hell be in a big city somewhere. Maybe New York. How did he end up on stage telling hundreds of fellow students how to live their lives? You just space your work out, he said. Be sure to study. Jillian Dukes knows exactly what her the fall. 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Page 3 City Council Meeting of June 10, 2013 The Maitland City Council met on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. Special Presentation: Thompson provided an update on Old Business: Anselmo provided a presentation of the updated city of Maitland website. provided an update on the cost for live audio feed of the Council meeting. He stated by the Aug. 12 Council meeting, residents will be able to listen to the Council meet ing from their homes. Consent Items: 2013 Council meeting and the May 15, 2013 Joint Workshop with the Maitland Public Library as presented Zoning Adjustment (Nov. 14, 2012 and Jan. 24, 2013); Lake Advisory 2013); Parks & Recreation Advi 2013 and March 6, 2013); and, the fund balance (designation for operating contingencies) to line Manager program budget. for Planning and Zoning Com Planning and Zoning Association 2013 Annual Conference being the City Council travel and train ing budget. ager to enter into a contract with Public Resources Management ity rate study and provide recom mendations for the Citys Water and Wastewater utility fees and charges. Decision Items: Recyclable Materials Collection reading an ordinance amending Maitland City Code; and, set the Public Hearing date as June 24. Discussion: lar to Orlandos allowing urban chickens on single-family residen tial lots. draft an ordinance banning bill boards and digital outdoor adver tising signs within the Maitland city limits for discussion at the Council meeting of July 8, 2013. with Councilman Valdes and the residents of Live Oak/Ventris Homeowner Association to dis To listen to a recording of the meeting, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com HARLEMGLOBETROTTERS.COM Summer Skills Clinics coming to Orlando!24 Hour Fitness on West Crystal Lake June 24-29 All clinic registrants will also receive a COMPLIMENTARY TICKET* *Complimentary ticket vouchers are given at clinics and are redeemable for tickets valued up to $40, North America only. **Player rosters in each clinic city will vary and are subject to change.SAVE $10per registration with code STEVEN about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC email@example.comS T OP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR
Page 4 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Celebrate Fathers Day at Enzian! Free Beer for Dad! MAJOR LEAGUE Sunday 1PM FRANCES HA Fri Sun 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:00 Opera on the Big Screen Season Passes Available! Royal Opera Houses CARMEN Saturday 11AM Business Briefs Community Bulletin College Park leads league in soggy baseball start ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff Congrats to grads Winter Park resident Helena Berbano was recently awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Merri mack College. Alexander M. St. Laurent of Winter Park received a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University on Thursday, May 23. Commencement cer emonies for 422 Washington and Lee se niors were held on the universitys historic Front Lawn. Local residents graduated from Clemson University May 10, including Marcella Mack Castelloes of Winter Park, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting; Julianne White Johnson of Winter Park, who graduated with a Master of Science in historic pres ervation; Jesse Carl Smith V of Winter Park, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in nancial manage ment; and Thomas Michael Veith, also from Winter Park, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engi neering. Robert P. Frese Jr. of Winter Park was among the 548 students awarded a de gree at St. Lawrence Universitys com mencement ceremony, held May 19 on campus in Canton, N.Y. Frese was award ed a degree in psychology and is a gradu ate of Trinity Prep School. Natalie Jean Tucker of Winter Park received a Bachelor of Arts degree in nance from Wofford College in Spartan burg, S.C. Deans lister Winter Parks John Papa has been named to Worchester Polytechnic Universitys deans list for the spring 2013 semester. Movin on up Karla Knight, academic administra tion coordinator at Rollins College, was recently presented with the Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community En gagement on behalf of Rollins College. The award, which is presented annually, was established in 2006 as a means of recognizing Rollins staff members for sustainable and demonstrated service in local and global communities. Super coach Orangewood Christian School (OCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Braun as athletic director effective June 1. Braun is a lifelong athlete and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where she played basketball and still retains the honor of third all-time highest rebounder. Food drive campaign During the month of June, all Goodwill retail stores and attended donation centers in Central Florida will participate in the Fill the Need food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank. Donations will support Second Harvests Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope campaign, which helps feed children while school is out during the summer months. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items, along with their Goodwill do nations. For more information visit good willc.org Top designer DeVanes Distinctive Home Accessories & Gifts, located in Hannibal Square, Winter Park, has been named one of Home Ac cents Todays 50 Retail Stars for 2013 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. Driving for kids Orlando Dodge Chrysler Jeep helped raise $2,020 in funding for the Dom merich Elementary School with Chrysler brands Drive for the Kids program. Big donation Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, do nated $3,500 to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in honor of the Orlando area being named as the second place city in the I want my Quaker Steak & Lube! so cial media contest. Attorney disbarred Attorney Alexander Zouzoulas of Win ter Park has been disbarred as of late May, the Florida Bar reports. In August 2012, Zouzoulas pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. Between 2006 and 2008, Zouzou las and another attorney conspired with persons involved in the development of three condominium conversion projects, to articially inate the sales prices of the condominium units. He also made several misrepresentations regarding the condo miniums and failed to disclose to lenders the existence of kickbacks or disguised payments. Park Ave. leased out Mike Winn and Lief Erickson of Winter Park Land Commercial announced it has leased the last available retail space on Park Avenue at 329 N. Park Ave in the Park Place building to Ethan Allen Retail, Inc. to be used as a design center. Winn and Erickson say this is the rst time in over 25 years when every available ground oor retail space on the Avenue has been occupied. Most of opening week and weekend took shelter from a tropical storm bearing down on leapt out into the league lead. a long way back from the 5-0 hole by the time they took to the plate at the bottom of the fourth, when they rallied to score three runs as they began a comeback. had done the improbable, coming and holding off the River Rats for the rest of the game. Pitching three innings of middle relief, A.J. Mackey gave up only a run and of the season. beating from mother nature, ced to the clouds and by coincidence only playing Leesburg in their three games so far this season. Theyve split that unintended back-to-back-to-back series, los one 4-2, and in the middle demol ishing the Lightning 6-0. that June 9 win, with Orlando Ri Pruett all hammering doubles. Meanwhile Emilio Ogando threw nings, giving up only two hits. had a pair of games at press time but, barring bad weather, theyll hit the diamond this weekend. fore hitting the road until June 19. p.m. on June 18.
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Consent Agenda were approved. tracts and formal solicitations were approved (for a full listing, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/ packets). ment between the city of Winter No. 385 was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion and the homeowners volunteered for an additional 30 days to review and consider any reasonable pro posal to relocate the house during a reasonable amount of time. The City Commission directed staff to review the historic preservation code and demolition process for discussion at the Monday, June 24, City Commission meeting. Public hearings dinance vacating and abandoning certain streets within the Ravaud Home Acres area was approved. two ordinances establishing city properties in the Home Acres an thopedic Clinic resulted in the fol lowing: proved to construct a two-story, 1235/1245 Orange Ave. and the south 10 feet of 955 Oak Place. dinances amending the Compre map for rear of the property at 1285 Orange Ave., on 951 and 955 Oak Place and on the south 10 feet of 955 Oak Place was approved. dinance establishing hours of operation for state license mas sage therapy businesses and to prohibit residential use of such approved. tion, of Chapter 42, Elections, to dinance adopting the city seal retroactive to the formal adoption of the seal on May 10, 2004, was approved. amend the penalty for violating municipal ordinances to comply with state law was approved. declaratory judgment that will determine the rights between the city, Orange County and two pri vate billboard companies was ap proved. A full copy of the June 10 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 24, pending ap proval by City Commission. Parks & Recreation a nalist for gold medal! The American Academy for Park and Recreation Adminis tration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has an nounced that the city of Winter reation Management. This years Awards program is Musco Light ing LLC. Medal Awards program honors recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program develop ment, professional development and agency recognition. Appli cations are separated into seven on population, one class each for armed forces recreation commu Class awarded every other year. This year, AAPRA and NRPA will award the prestigious and highly Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the col nalists in the class that will com pete for grand honors this year. ation professionals reviews and judges all application materials. Judges are chosen for their consid in parks and recreation on both the local and national levels. honors this summer, and the sev be announced live during NRPAs Wishing our Parks & Recreation bringing home the gold! Congrat ulations! Road closures Canton Avenue at the railroad crossing will be closed to thru be completed on the same day, weather permitting. FEMA ood map revisions The city of Winter Park is cur plain map and the base (100-year) Park Chain of Lakes as depicted tion to a letter that will be mailed to all property owners that may be impacted by this revision, the city has scheduled a public meet ing and developed a web page to Meeting will be held on Thursday, Park Community Center located information can be found by vis map Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY BLYDENBURGH
Page 6 Lifestyles A ustins Coffee has a front door, but not everyone enters customers often enter through the back, comfortable in the welcome theyll receive. Theres no marketing strategy, no advertising budget, no real plan. Austins is just what it appears to be, a happy accident that has over the years attracted a cult fol lowing of those who are just as shop itself. nights that have been voted the best in Orlando multiple times over. Others come to write, draw, do. Of course, who could forget the coffee: organic, fair trade and masterfully crafted. And then theres the pie. Mile high, crowned with whipped cream, dusted with sharing, this mini-mountain of peanut-buttery deliciousness has its own cult following, a sub-cul ture within the community that is Austins. And it was all concocted by Moore. peanut butter and it just sort of When Moore bought the strug gling coffee shop back in 2004, he brought the pie with him, perfect ing it over the years to become the is today. Moore said. Moore began his connection to Austins as a customer, regularly stopping in for coffee and con versation with his brother who is now his business partner. When he heard Austins was about to close, he took a risky leap Family Calendar UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! 50%offyogurtNO SIZE LIMIT EXPIRES 8-31-13 10 delicious rotating avors Over 40 fresh toppings Great atmosphere Free Wi-Fi HOURS SUNDAY-THURSDAY noon 10 p.m. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY noon 11 p.m.513 Park Ave., Winter Park 321-972-8925 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 PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Austins Coffee owner Sean Moore is transxed by pie at the local cafe along Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. The unassuming all-day coffee shop has attracted a local cult following. Please see AUSTINS on page 7 A central perk of Winter Park ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer Staff Seans gotta be a little bit crazy to make all this work, I think its his lack of planning that makes it so good. Jason Missal, longtime Austins patron 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, in partnership with Performing Arts of Maitland, proudly continue the 2013 Summer Concert Series featuring the Dan Jordan Quartet on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the A&Hs beautiful Main Garden, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. JUNE 15 The Art & History Museums Mait land (A&H) invites you to Family Days at the Museum on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 1 p.m. This month the program takes place in the A&Hs Waterhouse Residence Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Ticket to Ride is the theme of this months program, which focuses on trains and train history in Central Florida. Visit artandhistory.org for more informa tion or call 407-539-2181. The morning of Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, Casa Feliz is partnering with the Winter Park Pub lic Library to present Kids at the Casa: Dig Into Reading! In con junction with the Librarys Summer Youth Reading Program, we will host a morning of activities in and around Casa Feliz. My Teacher is a Dinosaur and Seeing Symmetry writer Loreen Leedy will be there to sign and read her books. Visit casafeliz.us for more information. During Petcos fourth annual Reptile Rally taking place at locations in the Orlando area on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 4 p.m., those curious about cold blooded critters and reptile fans can celebrate these animals and discover why they make such great pets! Family-friendly Reptile Rally activities include a meet and greet where guests will be able to interact with bearded dragons and various reptiles such as the Russian tortoise and ball python. Current pet parents can show of their creatures in the Raddest Reptile Contest. Visit petco. com/kids for more information. JUNE 16 Harry P. Leu Gardens celebrates dads on June 16 with free admis sion for dads all day long, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take your dad on a stroll through this beautiful 50-acre botanical oasis seeing amazing tropical plants, our formal rose garden or our own veggie garden. Visit leugardens.org for more information.
Page 7 T I TO A CHILD ....LO VE IS SPE LLED .... T.I.M.E. To the world, you may be just one person ... but to one person you might be the world. That one person is your child. You simply have to be there. In the faint light of the attic an old man, tall and stooped, bent his great frame and made his way to a stack of boxes that sat near one of the little half-windows. Wasted the whole day fishing with Jimmy. Didnt catch a thing. For a Copy of the 104 page book T O A C H I LD LOVE I S SPELLED TI ME by L ance Wubbells, L ike Us on O urL ifeToday and we will send it to you right away. TodayFAMILY matched furniture, board games and books, Austins is as eclectic as its owners and clientele. just down the street from Rollins College, Austins is open 24 hours through Wednesday. mic nights, Austins also hosts a never-ending stream of live per formances that are always free and open to the public. On the walls, local artists dis play and sell their works, some of which were created right there in the shop. Jason Missal, a longtime Aus tins patron, is currently showing his work on the gallery wall. Missal said Austins owners ity and happenstance to make the coffee shop a success. think its his lack of planning that Austins means different things to different people, but the one thing everyone seems to ap preciate is the sense of community and creativity that hangs in the air there. and judgment is left at the door. rich or poor, they check their egos a witness to everything that hap AUSTINS | Famed pie sold out first day C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Calendar JUNE 13 The Winter Park Sip and Stroll a unique wine walk presented by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, on Park Av enue. Visit winterpark.org The Central Florida Anthropological So ciety is having its June lecture on June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Contact Kevin Gidusko for more information at 321-948-3994. The ever-popular Kevin Kelly, with Musi cal Director Christopher Leavy on piano, returns to The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with his new cabaret, Mood Swings on Thursday, June 13, and Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org The Mystery Book Lovers Club will dis cuss mysteries with the theme murder on vacation at its June 13 meeting at 7 p.m. at Winter Park Public Library. JUNE 14 Memories of Motown at the Orlando Museum of Art kicks off at 8 p.m. June 14, and has another show June 15, at 3:30 p.m. Its all at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. Visit ocofchorus.com Meet and greet with Dr. Paul Jarley, the new dean of UCFs College of Busi ness Administration, during Good Morning Winter Park on Friday, June 14. The free event begins at 7:45 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. The exhibition, Central Florida Emerg ing Artists 2013, will open on Friday, June 14, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Colleges East Campus with an opening-night reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit valenciacollege.edu/news JUNE 15 Lets remember our nations ag and come together for this years Flag Retire ment program at noon on June 15 at Or lando Scottish Rite, located at 1485 Grand Road in Winter Park. JUNE 17 OrisiRisi African Folklore will share the beauty of African life and culture through a unique folkloric performance start ing at 11 a.m. on June 17 at the Eaton ville Branch of the Orange County Public Library. Call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls. info/srpkids to register. Jewish Resistance During the Holo caust by Holly Mandelkem will be presented at the University Club of Winter Park on June 17 at 10 a.m. The public is invited. The club is at 841 N. Park Ave. On June 17, participants in HFUWs an nual Day of Action will focus on re ducing childrens summer reading de cline. Volunteer projects will take place throughout the community, including Orlando Day Nursery Association, Winter Park Day Nursery, Schools and Communi ties: Together for Tomorrow, PACE Center for Girls and more. Sign up at HFUW.org JUNE 18 Take a 45-minute guided tour through several galleries at the Morse Museum on Tuesdays starting June 18. The pro gram includes a take-home activity with all the supplies to make an Art Nouveauinspired project. Visit morsemuseum.org
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Page 12 June 13 Urban Thoughts with Kathy Ramsberger My regular readers know Phillips Center for the Perform interviews/discusses life and the state of Orlandos arts and cultural scene in a series called the chance to meet and talk with Kathy Ramsberger, president of the currently-being-built Per forming Arts Center. The conver sation will take place on June 13 tral Blvd. in Orlando. Breakfast a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. June 14 Lauren Rowe with Sir Terrence Hummel This years fun-raiser for the tures Artist Terry Hummel for at the MEZZ on June 14, offers a discussion with the artist by beverages. Hummel, born in Arts degree at Rollins, and also attended college in Bolivia, Chile, a counselor at Howard Acad emy. His volunteer efforts with families in crisis and services to the Crown have earned him two knighthoods. Tickets are $35. Call eventbrite.com June 14 Annual Student Art Show at Creald touches on their artwork for which will be on display from always the highlight of Crealds year, as students showcase their curated and juried by Crealds department directors Rick Lang, ing paintings, drawings, ceram ics, sculptures and photography, and that makes for one great way to add to your art collection. The visit crealde.org. June 14 Maitlands Summer Concert Series Maitland (A&H), in partnership with Performing Arts of Mait land, will present their second at 231 W. Packwood Ave. These and vocalist Michelle Mailhot. Jordan has shared the stage with the worlds leading musicians to bring a blanket, and a bar is available. The Museums Main or visit ArtandHistory.org June 15 World Ballet Competition All Stars of Dance The World Ballet Competition, held each June in Orlando, brings together an impressive array of international talent, all of which Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the mances from visiting dance stars who share the spotlight with medal-winners from the week one-night only performance. Call competition.com for tickets. June 15 Hebni Nutritions Sisters: Take Charge group called Hebni Nutrition Consultants is bringing back its Take Charge on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Majestic Take Charge presents practical information about nutrition and lifestyle to reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and hypertension. The seminar also addresses issues concerning stress, relationships, toward women. The conference includes lunch, grab bags, door Baisden, and panels comprised of doctors, dietitians and relation visit sisterstakecharge.com June 15 Lipovetsky performs complete Beethoven sonatas One of the great cultural gifts the series will be a memorable evening in which Leonidas Li povetsky performs the complete Beethoven sonatas. Lipovetsky, known for his very personal interpretation of Beethoven, will also promises a sneak peak of its June 15 Bluegrass live at Bok Tower Gardens the Bok Tower are a joy to visit at any time of the year, but their gives us one more reason to head 12th season of live entertain ment. The evenings kick off with a prepaid dinner available in the Palmetto Caf before the enter tainment begins in the Visitor the summer with this groups country, acoustic roots and folk. Tickets for the concert and dinner are $40, or for the concert only gardens.org June 15 Night Hike at the Zoo! ing this nocturnal adventure! The ery Center with some up-close the Zoos nightlife comes to light as we venture into the Zoo for a after dark. This is a great pro gram for close family bonding. 123. 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. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Crealds Annual Student Show
Page 13 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives As we marked the 69th an we did so with an ever-fading connection to the past. Those of idly shrinking in number. With that comes the risk that future generations will fail to grasp the nearly as worrisome, that theyll learn only the aspects portrayed by Hollywood. remember history is bound to live nostalgic narratives and movie renditions in favor of oftenneglected, sometimes unpleasant facts. We must commit to teach and American history as a whole, understanding the true nature of turning point that led to allied victory in Europe, victory wasnt hours of the invasion bordered on failure. At Omaha Beach, the infantry division far stronger and better trained than we and strong wind, many landing craft were scattered, landing far from their objectives. We found ourselves leaderless and lost, and those who drowned in choppy waves before reaching shore, a shot. Once ashore, we faced pure hell, running across the beach through a hail of bullets as TNT lungs and the cries of wounded men rang out around us. Theres made it across the bluffs, march ing inland to relieve the Ranger they are critical to understanding the hard-won victories of war. cans faced trials with an attitude of national unity and shared that everyone knew someone in uniform. Today, many of us have a less immediate connection to our armed forces. Nevertheless, its our duty to support them. Looking back provides needed perspective as we seek to honor the memory of those lost and re today. At a time when science, math and technology are rightly lets not forget the importance of meaningful. And now more than ever, its necessary. Retired Major General John C. Raaen is a resident of The Mayower Retirement Community in Winter Park and author of Intact: A First-Hand Account of the D-Day Invasion from a 5th Rangers Company Commander. Winter Park Preservation: A Wells Fargo lesson for SunTrust asking the Winter Park City Commissioners to protect one of historic architecture is like asking on the need for a Winter Park historic districts. Preservation laws would have been tough ened long ago had it not been for deep-pocketed special interests preventing their implementation. non Point. Completes Purchase of Cannons money on Winter Parks Capen wisdom to turn a lemon into lem onade. They gave the gift of time and came out smelling like a rose. for the community, and we are proud to have done our part to that Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway is the largest Wells largest Coke shareholder? And that Cokes secret formula [was] Will Graves founder, Friends of Winter Park July, that day which celebrates cutting awesome powers and responsibilities of self-government. Britain in the last century than we ever Early in the 20th century a wise com British and the Americans speak the same time. As an American Navy veteran of Americans and the British than between from Britain in the Revolution, certain tyranny. English, now the international lan guage, has surely played a big part in making Americans think that somehow are not. to be to create a society where all on the strife in families, where siblings often hate euphemistic. vative is being targeted by such Liberal this the price of the American concept of a Albert Einstein sums in their bank accounts. Many by several shiny new cars in their garage, and some by the smell of brewing coffee looking out the window every morning early, my b.w. is strangely interested in the number of turtles lined up on a log turtles, but she has seen as many as 15 on merrier for b.w. with another prestigious White House presidential hopes. tion of our right to bear arms with an endorsement which he might easily bend believe the Constitution confers a right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right doesnt mean that the state or local government cant constrain Philadelphia! Obamas main emphasis like the power to control our right to that allows us to protect our persons and our homes. With seven bullets? Obama, phooey! About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) How does one determine what is legedly doing it for our own good? Care enough to support work programs for the long-term unemployed? prevent healthcare for all Americans? rights to speech as you or me? promote and distribute products (food, cosmetics, etc.) without our knowing the health risks associated with them? disproportionate power of the large bank legislative/governing process than the planeload of weapons away from involve ment in yet another losing war in the we know. The Baby Boom generation, for how lethal human beings are to planet Earth. Think about the implications of sad epiphany prevent our action? mankind will consume it all. We will wipe out entire species while plowing-under, paving and industrially farming all arable land on the planet. We will dam rivers, land, water and air. We will do this and And it is necessary. Why? Because counting) at the table. America alone adds a net gain of one new person every healthcare, transportation, electricity, water and jobs. damage humans do to the planet de mands our thinking and acting long term. agree there are serious, life-threatening planetary (local, regional, world-wide) problems, and through cooperation and collective action effectively addressing based on the history of our species that we will sustainably act either coopera tively or collectively? population is a problem for the planet. Research the population numbers for the rates and the average age of populations in any of the warring nations there and ian issue, there will be no stability in that part of the world for years to come. Join with others. Care. Make the comfort able uncomfortable. What is important? You. And that you act. 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 Make the comfortable uncomfortable Snapshots Louis Roney Play On! Letters to the editor Remember hard-won victory of D-Day JOHN C. RAAEN Guest Writer HAVE AN OPINION? Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org