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WPMOBSERVER.COM HURRICANES DECEPTIVELY SLOW START LIFESTYLES, 9 Observer wins big Six awards at Florida Press Association convention. NEWS, 2 Back to school, tax-free The one-weekend-a-year affair can help parents save money. PARK STYLE, 12 Blast from the past Toad the Wet Sprocket returns for one night only in a special concert at the Hard Rock. CULTURE, 13 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 3 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 CALENDAR ................... 11 PARK STYLE .................. 12 CULTURE ..................... 13 OPINIONS .................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 28 Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction Suboxone/Subutex For Opioid Abuse Chantix For Smoking CessationPsychiatrist Supervised Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 Maitland City Council mem bers have a dream that one day each of the citys essential and non-essential services will go back to being funded according to their needs, instead of being constantly squeezed an unwel comed reality since the recession. That day could come next year if residents are willing to pay. On Monday, July 22, the Council unanimously voted in favor of setting the tentative year 2014 at 4.10 mills $4.10 per $1,000 of taxable value up from 3.88 where the rate has stayed since 2007. Council members rationalized the jump, which would have av erage residents owning homes valued at $300,000 paying $66 more in taxes per year, by dol ing out additionally requested funding including $188,280 ear marked for city parks, $37,000 for library needs and $6,000 for Performing Arts of Maitland pro Amid national upward trends of both tuition costs and student debts in colleges across the U.S., some colleges in Central Florida ing employees to do it. As of 2011, Florida ranks 45th in average tuition costs for public universities at $5,626 per year, ac cording to a survey done by Col lege Board. But these numbers havent stopped Florida from trying to keep those costs from rising, at least this year. After allowing an 8 percent jump in 2011 and 5 per cent in 2012, Gov. Rick Scott ve toed a 3 percent tuition increase for Florida colleges last May. Higher education in Florida should be affordable so it is ac cessible to as many Florida fami lies as possible, Gov. Rick Scott wrote in a news release. The increase in tuition and fees have demanded an increasing percent age of Floridas household in come, and saddled many Florida graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. That statement comes at odds with Scotts former stance on tuition increases. In 2012, af ter allowing another increase in tuition, he said that colleges should be allowed to decide how The Winter Park City Com mission took a step toward sustainability Monday with the approval of a new solar canopy to be built by Cape Canaveralbased company Clean Footprint ect in solar energy. Construction for the 2.25-megawatt parking lot carcover canopy is expected to start in October at the citys Central Public Works compound. Commissioner Leary and Commissioner Cooper ex pressed concerns about whether the land could be used for a bet ter purpose in the future, but the motion giving Clean Foot print the go-ahead to build was passed by a vote of 3 to 2. The solar canopy and the solar option expands the pro curement of energy to our city, Mayor Ken Bradley said. It also provides a solid 25 years of funding to our city portfolio of how we purchase electricity. a no-risk step and a great oppor tunity to see how this works. The 4.4-acre canopy is planned to cover a parking lot in PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Some Central Florida Schools are holding the line on tuition, after allowing big jumps. IMAGE COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK A four-acre solar grid will form the roof of the parking lot at Winter Parks Central Public Works compound and help cut power bills. Please see SOLAR on page 4 Maitland moves for millage tax increase Local universities ght to keep tuitions from rising Winter Park shines light on solar project City could see first increase since 2007 TIM FREED Observer Staff POWER IS THROUGH THE ROOF TIM FREED Observer Staff Please see TUITION on page 2 SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Please see MAITLAND on page 4
Page 2 to weigh the needs of their institutions against the burden of increased student costs. The recent change in his stance has been bolstered by moves by Central Florida col leges. Last month, Seminole State Colleges District Board of Trustees voted to keep current tuition costs the same for the sec ond consecutive year, holding their ground at $79.78 per college credit hour for most students. I am not in favor of a tuition increase, President E. Ann McGee said. Student loan debt is troubling both nationally and also here at Seminole State. Rollins College has slowly increased its tuition over the past 10 years, but has re duced how rapidly theyve increased it. The college increased its tuition by 5.7 percent in the 2008-2009 academic year, but has since trimmed it down to 3.9 percent during the 2012-2013 academic year. Back in 2008-2009, we started hearing a lot of grumbling in Congress and elsewhere about prices, and I think the industry as a whole tried to put the brakes on increases in tuition, said Bill Short, assistant vice Rollins is actively trying to keep our tuition increases as low as we possibly can every year. Though tuition at Rollins College is go students, Short said. The university raised cent prior to the 2012 -2013 academic year. average student paying approximately 60 percent of their tuition. Were actually giving away more tu ition than we actually increase by, Short said. But those low tuition costs could come back to haunt employees. At Seminole State, staff cuts are projected to be $100,000 each month, even as the college rapidly expands its student body. In just the past four years that school has increased its stu dent body by more than 50 percent to an estimated 32,000. McGee, who grabbed the spotlight in 2009 for double-dipping by retiring for a month from her $300,000 per year post to begin collecting state retire not expected to be on that chopping block among the schools staff of 735. And despite the low tuition costs, stu dents in Florida have been graduating with a disproportionately high debt. Though Florida ranks well in average tuition costs in the country, the sunshine state is ranked 33rd in average student debt for graduating college students at $23,054, according to a study done by The Project on Student Debt in 2011. A lot of graduates are coming out of school and they may have borrowed mon UCF economist Sean Snaith. The weak labor market and the fact that some of the graduates are graduating with some student loan debt that they have to pay back has really highlighted the issue of student loan debt. And college students across the nation could be in for higher payments as of Mon day, July 1, when interest rates on Stafford student loans doubled from 3.4 to 6.8 per cent with the U.S. Senate unable to reach an agreement to avoid the hike before this weeks deadline. But lawmakers from both parties have said they will work to lower the rate again before students begin taking loans for the fall. Snaith pointed out that students gradu ating from Florida colleges are still getting a bargain and that they tend to walk away with smaller debts compared to students across the country. If you look at whats the cost of a fouryear education in Florida and compare it to the cost of the same degree in other states, in most instances Floridas costs are going to be lower, Snaith said. Max Your Macs LLCApple Certied Consultants www.maxyourmacs.com iPad, iPhone, Mac, Cloud & More TAKE COMMAND WITH MAX APPLE TIPS Do you have certain folders you access more regularly than others? 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(tinyurl.com/Tuskeg eeexhibit) Family Reporting category for his story, Waiting to say I love you, chronicling with a young husband and father who slowly succumbed to a rare and fatal form of dementia. (tinyurl.com/JeffVanSon) place for in-depth reporting for his twopart series Lack of better words, delving into the little-known struggles of immi grants in Seminole County. (tinyurl.com/ Breakingsilencebarrier and tinyurl.com/ Translationtroubles) torial column, Starvation and the blame game, which highlighted the juxtaposition of the teacher of the year winners being announced the same month that the state teachers and scapegoat them for student failures. (tinyurl.com/Starvationblame game) Observer staff nabs six editorial awards TUITION | Rollins increases financial aid available C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER
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The tentative 4.10 rate will be discussed back on Council with public input on Sept. 9 when the rate can be lowered or kept as advertised. Last year the Council proposed an increase to 3.93, but backed down after public com ment to keep the rate steady at 3.88. By laying out the additional services that could be provided, Councilman John Lowndes said he hoped residents would be more amiable to the idea. We dont want to unnecessar ily rile people up, I think we have to have a principled budget, Lowndes said. Resident Dale MacDonald said he thinks the raise is an overdue request needed to keep the city on track to halt deterioration of cer tain underfunded assets, such as parks and other facilities. The citys a business, and were in the business of provid ing services, and I believe our residents are into seeing us blow money back into our business, be cause thats a win for everybody, MacDonald said. Other residents, such as Eliza beth Schneider-Peele, said the city needs to be focused on appropri ately funding only basic essential services, and then going back to see whats left over. Since 2007, departments city wide have taken cuts, leaning out to sustain dwindling amounts of city revenue, which saw only a slight up-tick in this budget year with little to none coming from new development, said Assistant City Manager Sharon Anselmo. Councilman Ivan Valdes said of those departments that asked for additional funding to keep up the quality of their services, he doesnt want to have to pick and choose for priority. I want it all, I dont want one at the cost of another, Valdes all, and lets see if our residents want to pay for it. front of the compound, and will account for .6 percent of the citys electricity. The citizens of Winter Park will know that every time they turn a light switch on that a piece of that energy came from so lar, and thats pretty neat, said John Porter, managing partner of builder Clean Footprint. Mondays solar power propos al came with an agreement for up to 25 years, but broken down into year increments to give the city the system. Winter Park residents spoke in favor of the project during the public comment portion of the meeting before the Commissions vote. There is no doubt that solar is something that we have got to start moving toward, and if its in baby steps, like is being pro posed today, than thats the place to begin, said resident Deirdre Macnab, who is also the president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. Its innovation, its forward thinking, its sustainability and these are the kinds of actions that we have to take in the state of Florida if were going to protect our beautiful natural resources. The power of the new solar of 6.5 cents per kilowatt-hour for up to 25 years a rare value for a solar power energy source, said Director of the Electric Utility De partment Jerry Warren. If you go look at Gainesville, they have a substantial propor tion of solar, and theyve got a lot of it at 24 to 25 cents a kWh, War ren said. So 6.5 cents is a deal. Winter Park had been faced with a meaningful solar power project, Warren said. A solar power proj ect proposed by Rollins College MAITLAND | Tax hike called overdue C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE SOLAR | City struck deal to get solar power for much cheaper than nearby cities C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE for the roof of the SunTrust build ing parking garage fell through to the point where it wasnt eco nomical, causing Rollins College to drop the project, Warren said. Warren said that the city can now have a chance to see if the technology will succeed as it de velops over time. Though en gineers and researchers are still in a cost-effective manner, cities need to start somewhere in order This is a small project, its a small investment and theres no risk to my customers, so this is the kind of project that Im looking for, Warren said. Regardless of how quickly the technology advances, Bradley said, the solar canopy project is a way for the city to prove that its onboard with using sustainable sources of energy in the future. From what I understand is that the technology is still not quite there for the transference of the sun into electricity, but its get ting better every single day, and theres a lot of things that are hap pening to make it better, Bradley said. The approval of this gets us in the door, gets us started and gets us realizing that we shouldnt just rely on the fuels that we rely upon today in terms of fossil fu els. Were doing it in such a way that I think the citizens of Winter Park can hold their heads high that we are trying to see if this is a good alternative for the future.
Page 5 On July 19, the Maitland Fire Rescue Department proudly placed in service new Engine 45, a 2013 E-One Typhoon. This highly advanced apparatus replaces a 2003 Pierce Enforcer, which will now serve as a reserve apparatus. Engine 45 is equipped with a 1750 GPM pump, 760 gallons of water, a 20-gallon, in-line foam system, inboard TNT vehicle extrication equipment, and 12foot light tower. It also provides Advanced Life Support, and is medics. City Council Meeting of July 22, 2013 The Maitland City Council met on July 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Be low is a synopsis of that meeting. Special Presentation: a PowerPoint on Painting the Streets of Maitland with Creativ ity. Old Business: velopment director, provided an update on the FlexBus project. gave an update on the Sandspur connection and Interstate 4 project and stated that FDOT will be per Public Hearings: Agreement. for Petition No. 2013-01(ALU) 1000 Sanford Ave. Act. Annexation and Development Agreement for The Courtney at a future meeting. Consent Items: 24, 2013 Council Library Budget Council Meeting were approved. 15, 2013 were approved. ning and Zoning Commission of June 6, 2013 were accepted. Light Camera Infractions. for Complete Streets. Decision Items: (TRIM), date, time and place for the public hearing was set. ment to the Board of Zoning Ad justments. To listen to a recording of the at itsmymaitland.com Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Maitland Fire Rescue Department New Engine 45 rfrfntfbnbrnnnrr Smile Train is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, and all donations to Smile Train are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. 2013 Smile Train. Mr./Mrs./Ms. Zip Address City State Telephone eMail Credit Card # Expires Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover Signature My check is enclosed. Smile Train, P.O. Box 96210, Washington, DC 20090-6210 $250 Surgery. $125 Half surgery. $ 50 Medications. $ Your support can provide free treatment for poor children with clefts. nrr rr rr r r rn rn You Have The Power To Change His Life. KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland OPENS AUGUST 7THwww.percyjacksonthemovie.com INVITES YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF Passes received through this promotion do not guarantee you a seat at the theatre. Seating is on a rst come, rst served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. 20TH Century Fox and their af liates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors, their employees & family members and their agencies are not eligible. FOR TICKETS, LOG ON TO WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING CODE: WPMO7VZL PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND
Page 6 Brad Cluxton, Winter Park Sales Manager/Commercial Lender Cell: 407-325-9984 7250 Aloma Avenue, 407-679-7000 WHAT DOES A COACH AND A COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER HAVE IN COMMON?They both have a strong commitment to helping people attain their highest potential. Brad has been coaching central Floridas youth for decades, but did you know he can also help you reach your business goals with a very competitive commercial loan rate? Let Brad handle your loan from start to nish with exceptional customer service AND a coachs commitment. The opportunity is great and the time is now. July 22 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting held July 22 in City Hall Commission Chambers. Below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting: Mayors Report ter Award was presented to Ran Division foreman. Non-action items port was presented and accepted. Consent Agenda City Commission meeting were approved. order and change orders were ap proved (for a complete listing, ernment > City Commission > Agenda). Action Items Requiring Discussion age rate of 4.0923 mills and tenta tive voted debt service millages of .1004 and .2092 mills were ap proved, which combined will be a tax rate decrease from the current year. with Clean FootPrint, LLC, was approved. Public hearings to alter the exterior architectural style of the project at 125 S. Inter lachen Ave. was approved with an amendment to build either the original architectural style pro posed in 2006 or the new modern style proposed under this agenda item. dinance repealing obsolete provi code to implement Chapter 2013160, Laws of Florida; providing with general law was approved. nance amending Section 2-107(e), Administrative Fines; Costs of Repair; Liens, of Chapter 2, Ad ministration, repealing the clause declaring that code enforcement was approved. ordinance annexing the right of way of Aloma Avenue from 2015 Aloma Ave., east to the city limits and the right of way of Balfour Drive from Amsden Road south to the city limits was approved. dinance authorizing the convey ance of the city-owned property at 645 Symonds Ave., in exchange New England Ave. was approved. The contribution to Habitat Maitland Inc. of the building lot approved. A full copy of the July 22 City Commission minutes will be proval by the City Commission. Parking lot temporarily closed for construction Avenue and Morse Boulevard will be closed for refurbishment and asphalt resurfacing starting Monday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 4, and reopening Monday, Aug. 5. at any time during the dates the dates will be towed at the owners expense. Should this happen and your vehicle be towed, contact the at 407-644-1313 for instruction to claim your vehicle. minimum. For more information, please call 407-599-3225 or email lpeters Popcorn Flicks in the Park featuring Shrek presented by Ruths Chris and some family and friends and join us! Theres free popcorn for ev eryone. Rain date will be Aug. 22. For more information, please call CoffeeTalk featuring Mayor Ken Bradley Chamber of Commerces Good Lyman Ave. or questions related to city busi ness in a more informal setting. 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 REBECCA MALES / THE OBSERVER POPCORN FLICKS
Page 7 Leesburg continued its surge on the diamond thats brought the Summer Leagues regular season. The two teams each had 10July into a mad dash toward the meetings, Leesburg (22-12) won Diamond Dawgs (23-11) to come within a game of them. But the consecutive pummel ings from the Lightning didnt seem to faze the Dawgs, who an 11-1 trouncing over former league-leaders the Orlando Mon archs. a full count six pitches deep in the bottom of the ninth and turned it into the wildest play of the game. Danner smashed a triple that cleared the bases, then watched a botched catch send him home in the ensuing confusion, giving the slugger an unusual three-RBI triple that also sent him home. The blowout was called soon base hits by the Dawgs, including two doubles by second baseman Tanner Stanley. The Dawgs platooned seem ingly their entire pitching staff over eight innings, with starter Emilio Ogando throwing 25 of 33 As the Dawgs have continued to cling to their league lead, the rest of the teams have been strug gling to not lose ground. The San ford River Rats (17-17) have held to .500 nearly all season, though that hasnt helped them dig out of their hole in fourth place. season, has been solidly in last After playing a couple at press time, the Dawgs return to the dia mond to host the Orlando Mon archs at 7 p.m. July 25 at Alfond Stadium, their last home game of the regular season. Sanford will host the Dawgs at 7 p.m. July 26 at Sanford Memorial Stadium. The home game at Bishop Moore. WELCOMENew MembersMONTHLY CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTSMaitlands Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon Winter Park Playhouse Wednesday, August 21, 201311:30am-1:00pm Maitland Civic Center Cost: $15.00 Chamber Members with RSVP by August 19 5:00pm $20.00 Non-Members & Members after deadline Go to website maitlandchamber.com for more info.August 1: Chamber Success Leads Group: Meets the 1st Thursday each month 11:30am-1pm August 8: Francescos 400 S. Orlando Ave. Community Partners: Meets the 2nd Thursday each month 11:30am1pm August 13: Einstein Bagels Coffee Connection with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce Making business connections one cup at a time Meets 2nd Tuesday each month 8-9am August 28: TBD 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 Save the Date: OCTOBER 21Health Insurance Options, LLC, Fern Park C Jays Mega Grow Spraker Wealth Management Value Shield Financial BUSINESS AFTER HOURSJuly 11: The UPS Store July 23: Elite Financial Partners August 13: Buca di Beppo Get the INSIDE scoop on what entails putting on great productions!For more information on all shows call The Winter Park Playhouse box www.winterparkplayhouse.org. The Winter ParkPlayhouse is PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Leesburg nearly caught the Dawgs after winning in back-to-back games, but Winter Park recovered to hold on to the league lead heading into the nal week of the regular season. Dawgs cling to lead ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff
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Page 9 F OR TICK E TS AND IN F ORMA TION, VISIT OR CALL: the-sip.org | f a c ebook. c o m / TheSipEvent | 321-396-7790W ed. August 14 | 6pm 9pm Enjoy a gr eat night in Baldwin Park. $20Tickets Order tickets at the door@thesipevent$25 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K wpa-BaldwinPark_sip_printAD_final.pdf 1 7/14/13 11:45 PM Three named tropical storms have come and gone in the eight than usual for this time of the hur ricane season. And if historys any example, the season should accel erate in August, say forecasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted in May that 13 to 20 named storms would form by the end of the six-month-long hurricane season in November. Seven to 11 of those were expected to become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher) including three to six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5; winds of 111 mph or high er). That predicted range is well above the seasonal average but doesnt come as a surprise to hur ricane forecasters. The past three years have all been tied for hav ing the third most named storms on record at 19, and the numbers come. cast is going to be wrong because U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY JIM BROOKS Hurricane Dennis batters palm trees and oods parts of Naval Air Station Key Wests Truman Annex on July 9, 2005. The storm passed within 125 miles of the base, pushing winds in excess of 90 mph and dumping more than 7 inches of rain before moving north through the Gulf of Mexico. This season has seen no hurricanes, but three tropical storms since June 1, with a new one forming near Africa at press time. Please see HURRICANE on page 10 Hurricane season slow but deceptive PHIL WHEEKER Observer Staff Adversing Networks of Florida Statewide advertisingone low price JULY 27 The Orlando JCCs Saturday Night Out Sleepover is from 5 p.m. July 27 to 9 a.m. July 28 at the JCC of South Orlando. All ages will have lots of fun playing games and doing activities. Children ages 5-12 can then pull out their sleeping bags and spend the night at the J. Breakfast will be served Sunday morning. Visit orlandojcc.org for more information. JULY 29 The Magic of Glen Foster is at Eaton ville Branch of Orange County Public Library starting at 11 a.m. on July 29. Take a magical journey with awardwinning comedy magician Glen Fos ter. Call 407-835-7323 or go online to ocls.info/srpkids to register for this event or for more event details. AUG. 2 Its back-to-school shopping time this weekend, as tax-free weekend removes sales tax from essential back-to-school items to help parents save money. Take a look at the Ob server next week for back to school deals and fun! Hey Arnold Schwarzenegger fans: heres an event just for you! Plans are under way for the ninth annual Arnold Day set for Saturday, Aug. 3 (the Sat urday after Arnolds actual birthday on July 30), at Lazy Moon in Orlando. Each year, Arnold Fans travel from near and far to attend this much an ticipated celebration that has become a tradition. Watch your favorite Arnold classic lms throughout the day on a large screen; participate in an Arnold look-alike, trivia and quote contests; indulge in a special Lazy Moon Arnold Pizza a gigantic meat-lled pie; and dont forget the brews and birthday cake. Visit arnoldday.com Baldwin Parks First Friday Festi val and Art Stroll hits the streets of downtown Baldwin Park from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 featuring art, music, food and wine up and down to Lake Baldwin. Its free and open to the public. Visit baldwinparkevents.com for more information. AUG. 5 Life of a Fireghter at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the Eatonville Branch of Orange County Public Library will let you meet real reghters and nd out what it takes to ght the heat. Presented by the Orlando Fire De partment, Orange County Fire Res cue, Winter Garden Fire Rescue, and Maitland Fire Rescue. Call 407-8357323 or go online to ocls.info/srpkids to register for this event or for more event details. ONGOING Once again the Central Florida Re gional Transportation Authority (LYNX) downtown terminal will host some hot music and cool tunes. Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. July 16 through Aug. 20, a free, hour-long Tunes in the Termi nal concert will showcase musical talent from several Central Florida entertainers at LYNX Central Station. Admission to all of the Art & History Museums Maitland museums will have free admission to all Maitland residents through July 31, including the Maitland Art Center, Maitland His torical Museum, Telephone Museum, Waterhouse Residence Museum and the Carpentry Shop Museum. But even if you cant get in free, its only $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and chil dren ages 4-18. Visit artandhistory. org for more information. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com
Page 10 r f n r t b f r br r t n t n THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The businesses, organizations and individuals below have chosen to support your local chamber of commerce again in 2013 by renewing their membership. Please join us in thanking them for their investment in our community the next time you shop, dine, or call on their place of business. ANNUAL SUPPORTERS 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Easter Seals Florida Fidelity National Title of Florida, Inc. Kirby Rentals, LLC Law Offices of Lisa A. Franchina Platinum Edge Group Sequoia Financial Group, LLC The Village At Lake Lily Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. UCF Athletics Association, Inc. UPS Store #6238 at Goldenrod/University WFTV Channel 9 5+ YEARS David A. May, P.A. F l o r i d a B l u e Shula's Steakhouse WDW Dolphin Smart City Soco Interiors 10+ YEARS Bailey's Coffee Service, Inc. B a t t a g l i a G r o u p Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando Florida Community Bank Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando Nelson's Tents & Events 15+ YEARS MyLooks, Orlando Winter Park Village, A Casto Property 20+ YEARS Bach Festival Society of Winter Park 25+ YEARS Kane & Associates Winter Park Public Library 30+ YEARS Winter Park Veterinary Hospital C h a m b e r T r u s t e e F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e W i n t e r P a r k C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e o u r m e m b e r s a n d u p c o m i n g e v e n t s v i s i t u s a t t h e W i n t e r P a r k W e l c o m e C e n t e r c a l l ( 4 0 7 ) 6 4 4 8 2 8 1 o r l o g o n t o w w w w i n t e r p a r k o r g EVENTS & PROGRAMS W I N T E R P A R K E X E C U T I V E W O M E N Monday, August 5 at 11:30 a.m. Winter Park Welcome Center Topic: Stress Management G O O D M O R N I N G W I N T E R P A R K Friday, August 9 at 7:45 a.m. Winter Park Welcome Center Guest Speaker: Mayor Ken Bradley B U S I N E S S A F T E R H O U R S Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. Light Bulbs Unlimited, 1100 West Fairbanks Avenue S M A L L B U S I N E S S E D U C A T I O N S E R I E S Friday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. Winter Park Welcome Center Topic: Sales Strategies E D U C A T I O N U P D A T E B R E A K F A S T Thursday, August 22 at 7:45 a.m. Winter Park Community Center we havent had many storms yet, meteorologist Scott Spratt of the bourne said. On a typical year, the third storm doesnt form until around August 13, so were actu ally about a month ahead of what we would normally be. According to Spratt, Earth is in the warm phase of the Atlan tic Multidecadal Oscillation, or AMO. This is a natural phenom enon that causes the Atlantic Oceans water temperature to rise, which in turn creates a conducive environment for tropical storms to form. The warm phase started in 1995 and will not end for at least another decade, as the phases of the AMO usually last 30 to 40 years. This, along with the ab as El Nio, led national experts to believe that this will be an active hurricane season. El Nio effectively alters the jet stream in the high altitudes of the atmosphere, Spratt said. This causes a higher level of wind shear which is disruptive to the circulation of hurricanes. are expected to form by the end of the hurricane season, its very will go. Dennis Feltgen, the pub that while its possible to predict a number of tropical storms that will form, there is no way of tell ing how many or where they in advance. If a hurricane reaches Central Florida this year, residents will need to be most concerned about does. The persistent rain characteris tic of many hurricanes is enough the coastline. So Spratt, who also specializes in warning coordina tion, suggests that if youre in a geographically low spot you will want to relocate a few days before a storm approaches. He also wants Central Florid ians to heed a special warning. Dont try to correlate the strength of the storm to how bad said. Even tropical depressions can be very dangerous. reach metropolitan Orlando. In 2004, hurricane Charlie fell from a Category 4 to a Category 1 by the time it reached Orlando yet still caused a considerable amount of damage. This was partly due to the tornadoes produced by the hur ricane. Its notable that residents of Central Florida need to be more concerned about a storm when it approaches from the west or southwest, as Charlie did, because experiencing tornadoes. So, Spratt said, Floridians should be prepared this year. He believes the worst is yet to come, despite the atmosphere being be hind compared to national predic tions. In a typical year, most storms happen in late August and so on, he said. Its very quiet right now, of security. HURRICANE | Storm season usually accelerates beginning in August, with first hurricane at mid-month C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 All the coaches are good here and it is so clean, said Johnson. Jaime Raymond, a student at Florida Hospitals Adventist Uni versity of Health Sciences, said with the gyms vibrantly-hued lime green and purple walls and machines, The color is very up lifting, very motivating. As soon as I get here, I cant wait to get started. It really brightens my mood to be here, she said. It has ev erything you need without being intimidating. Just a few months after open ing, the gym already has more than 2,000 members, said gym In addition to being green, YouFit also prides itself on using as much American made and pro duced products in its gyms as pos sible. A plaque on the wall lists all the American sourced products, including all of the cardio equip Right down to the recycled business cards, YouFit has found reduce its bottom line and in the process, yours. GREEN | Gym lists its American-sourced exercise equipment C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER
Page 11 Calendar JULY 25 A general membership assembly for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is coming up at 5 p.m. on July 25 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park. Visit winterpark.org for more infor mation. JULY 27 The Healing Power of Foods Cooking demonstration and lecture by Dr. Sa madhi Artemisa will let you watch, lis ten and learn. Dr. Artemisa will prepare a wholesome vegetarian meal and talk you through how to select your produce and ingredients, how to prepare them for maximum health benets and why to eat each of the ingredients. Come see what your holistic doctor is eating for lunch! Its from 10 a.m. to noon on July 27. The cost is $30 for pre-paid registration, and theres limited seating. Its at the Florida School of Holistic Living in downtown Orlando. For information, call 407-2521397 or visit InJoyHealthcare.com AUG 1 The Grateful Dead is back for the third annual Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m. (local time). This years Meet Up features Sunshine Daydream, the most requested release of the bands entire career. Originally shot on 16mm lm on the grounds of the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Ore., in 1972and painstakingly restored to HD resolutionSunshine Daydream captures the band at the height of their powers. The lm will show at Regal Winter Park Stadium 20 at 510 N. Orlando Ave. Orlando Museum of Arts First Thurs days will feature Luis Garcia on guitar, and Humberto Velez on ute, plus food from Maxines on Shine, excerpts from the musical comedy Disenchanted and an art contest, plus drinks from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit omart.org for more information. AUG. 5 Winter Park Executive Women will share the secrets to stress management at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Visit winterpark.org for more information. Love to sing? Want to sing and help in the community at the same time? The Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus is dedicated to entertaining while support ing local charities. We will be holding vo cal auditions on Aug. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We are mostly looking for tenor and bass voices, but all are welcome! Contact us for an audition time. If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of some thing great but do not want to sing, we are also looking for additions to our awesome volunteer ticket staff and stage crew. For more information go toocofchorus.com or email us at email@example.com AUG. 6 The Tarower chapter of the Florida Na tive Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Randy Mejeur, ecologist with AECOM, will discuss how to identify plant species. Its free and open to the public. AUG 9 Mayor Ken Bradleys CoffeeTalk will be held Friday, August 9, in conjunction with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Good Morning Winter Park at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Networking begins at 7:45 a.m. and the Mayors CoffeeTalk will begin at 8 a.m. ONGOING The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Art & His tory Museum Maitland, and the Florida Museum of Natural History announce the launch of Blue Star Museums, a col laboration among the National Endow ment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty mili tary personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participat ing museums is available at arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums Stop feeling withdrawn, guarded and distant from your partner. Rebuild a relationship that is both joyful, healthy and strong. WHEN YOUR MARRIAGE ISNT WORKING. IT CAN FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE IS MORE DIFFICULT. REBUILD A RELATIONSHIP WHERE YOU FEEL LOVED, UNDERSTOOD, AND APPRECIATED. R C Having negative feelings about your partner can leave you frustrated and alone N o bride or groom ever gazed down the aisle toward their adorned and adoring spouse to be and wondered how to get the best of them. Yet, shortly after the wedding many husbands and wives unwittingly become competitors who spend hours each week doing just that. From subtle deception to public criticism, a lack of teamwork is one of the first signs that a marriage and a family are in distress. Most wives who sit with me in the counseling room hope that I will fix their husbands, and most husbands want me to fix their wives. Virtually no one comes in saying, have a problem. Instead, they are busy winding up the next curve ball which is in direct contrast to Gods design. When God first introduced marriage, He described it by saying that a man and woman should become one flesh. When confronted with problems and heartaches, decisions and responsibilities, spouses are meant to have a helper in the world who shares their load and their perspective. Of course that bedazzled bride or groom never anticipated being asked to play ball with someone who was obtuse or cranky or even sinful. The blame game starts when someone drops the ball. And Im not just talking about splitting carpool duties or saving money out of each paycheck. These are laudable examples but superficial ones. The deeper regions of teamwork involve the mind, the heart and the mouth. Yesterday, as I was thinking about this, my husband vented his frustration with our dogs, and I met him with sarcasm. Thats a swing and a miss. I didnt consider emotion to be one flesh emotion. When I am frustrated, I want a calm, listening ear and a little bit of compassion. Instead, I viewed my husbands frustration as his problem and met it with defensiveness, one upping him and adding to his burden. God is glorified when we take His coaching seriously, including His intention that husbands and wives play on the same team. Shifting our own perspective is step one. Because I realized what had happened, I was able to apologize and alter the course of the conversation with my husband. Changing even a few such exchanges can have a big impact on the attitudes and hearts of the people around us people like our own children. Now thats high fives in the dugout. What can you do to promote teamwork in your own marriage and family life? ead this article aloud with your spouse and talk about the kind of teamwork youd like to maintain in your marriage. hen you recognize the symptoms of unhealthy competition, stop. Take a deep breath. Ask God to help you get back on the same side. Ask good questions instead of defending yourself. Questions help you share the other persons experience and make them feel valued. onsider how would like to be met in the emotion of the moment and then try meeting your spouse in the same spirit. God said that it shouldn't surprise us and that we are not alone in our struggles. In His name we'd also like to offer our help. We are a group of licensed Christian therapists who will answer your counseling questions online and provide free resources to encourage your faith and strengthen your relationships. Visit us today at http://www.dearchristiancounselor.com." W Disagreements about how you spend money and how to raise your children often lead to feeling like you are drifting apart. OurLife Our Counseling OurLife July 2013 JULY 26 Artists Views The A&H proudly opens a new exhibition, Artists Views of the Research Studio on July 26, in the Maitland Art Center Gal leries. Artists have long been inspired by the beauty and magical surrounding of the Research Studio. Enjoy this creative visual tour of the lush gardens and ornate build ings as depicted by artists visiting, working and teaching at A&H. The exhibition contin ues through Oct. 6. Hours are Tuesday Sunday, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Visit artandhis tory.org for more information.
Page 12 The dog days of summer will soon turn into School days, school daysthose dear old Golden Rule days, or so the lyr ics go. Around town parents are enrolling their students for the new school year, collegiate co-eds are returning at Rollins College everywhere are chomping at the summer. If you are a parent, one way scheduled for Aug. 2-4, 2013. It supplies, clothing, shoes and purchased during this time. Not There are several local organiza items purchased at sale prices this time of year, including A Gift For Teaching (agiftforteaching. org). shopping and spend your dollars locally. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance conducted one of several studies that found that money spent at local independent businesses generates a greater re turn in secondary spending than money spent at national chain stores. In one study in Maine, for each $100 spent, independent businesses generated $45 in sec ondary local spending compared to just $14 at a national retailer. For a list of local businesses, of Commerce membership direc Sales training Students arent the only ones ber of Commerces Small Busi ness Education Series returns with impressive curriculum beginning with Sales Strategies for Growing Your Business on Friday, Aug. 16. The presentation by Dr. Robert Cascio, an aca demic researcher, instructor and easy techniques for businesses to implement immediately. From learning to working event will explore From Learn via panel discussion moderated Lauren Rowe. expand and relocate their opera tions, the quality of education is a top priority. You can be part of the conversation on how our community is providing educa tomorrows jobs. Reservations are required in advance at winter Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Visit WinterPark.org for more information. 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 Are You a Senior Turning 65? New to the Area?Call MetroSurance for Your Medicare Options 2431 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792Craig Goodman, Sr., Agent Office: 407.362.1600www.metrosurance.com Medicare Advantage and Supplements Available 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 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 Erika Spence Business in the Park Back to school PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Its tax-free weekend coming up for back-to-school and ofce shopping, when parents can buy new school items and clothes tax free.
Page 13 TONIGHT July 25 Toad the Wet Sprocket at Hard Rock Hotel but began touring again in 2006, released a greatest hits album in 2011, and last month they re years called New Constellation. The new single will be celebrated when the band appears on the sions series tonight at 6:30 p.m. telorlando.com July 26 to Oct. 6 Artists Views of the Research Studio Studio will open July 26 at their home in Maitland. Founded by artist and architect Andr Smith in 1937, the Research Studio was a lively colony that hosted art ists of national prominence. The new exhibit is a visual tour of its gardens and unique buildings as depicted by artists visiting, Featured artists include Odilie Donis, Brenda Hoffeiter, Bar bara Tiffany, Cynthia Edmonds in which he depicts artist Milton July 27 The Amazing Dr. Wonderful Saves the World! The Amazing Adventures of young persons musical, will be presented at The REP from July her adventure team of Newton (the dog) and Ben (the human) save the solar system after the team receives a distress call causing them to leap into ac tion from their bedroom into outer space. Saving a star from disap pearing can be tough, espe cially when the star is 1.3 million times the size of Earth and 93 million on the case, all ends happily. Call com July 27 to Aug. 18 Stay Prayed Up: The Art of Ruby C. Williams people noticed her brightly painted signs advertising fruits this spiritual business-woman, minister and grandmother em led her into classrooms, galleries and museums nationally. Ive been ministering since I was a tom of my heart, whether shell is free and will be presented at 1st St. in Sanford. Call 407-323July 30 through Oct. 27 The Art of Ursula Schwartz Ursula Schwartz, to be presented 30 to October 27, includes largescale oil paintings in which the artist expresses her South Af rican perspec tive through bold colors, energetic written by the Artist and her son accompany select paint ings. (Add a little extra time so your visit may include the Gardens.) Located at 633 Osceola Aug. 1 American Idol Live at the Amway Center Big news for all you American Idolators! American Idol Live! hits the Amway Center on Aug. 1 with the tour that gives fans the opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 12 Final ists plus Aubrey Cleland (you to report the tour has partnered with the Melanoma Re search Alliance (curemelanoma. American Idol Live! will donate waycenter.com Aug. 1 First Thursday with the Florida Artists Registry day of the month (each month) is 1st Thursday at the Orlando Mu seum of Art. On Thursday, Aug. 1 event will present a one-nightwho are members of ArtistsReg that evening. Food from Maxines on Shine and beverages will be available for purchase. Admis sion ($10) includes admission to the Museums featured exhibit Contemporary American Graph visit OMArt.org Aug. 2 to 25 Death of a Salesman Mad Cow Theater is THE Theater Company we wish to en trust with the production of great American drama. There are those who say Arthur Millers masterpiece may be the greatest American play ever written, and we get to expe of a Salesman through Aug. 25. This is serious, award-winning American drama that combines hard-biting realism with magical theatricality in Millers visionary dered to the dumpster. You want or visit madcowtheatre.com Aug. 2 to 24 The Winter Park Playhouse Presents Forever Plaid will open its new season with the musical Forever Plaid, which invites us to return to the 1950s when four starry-eyed young male singers are miraculously revived for a chance to perform the show that never was. Featuring great voices, four-part harmonies and 30 hit songs of the decade, the show is both funny and enchanting. Creating the will direct, with musical direc tion by Christopher Leavy. Call playhouse.org AND LOOKING AHEAD Aug. 10 Taste of the Nation Helps end childhood hunger Its impossible for most of us to comprehend that one out of that is more than 732,000 people year. But it gladdens my heart to Florida distributed more than 35 million pounds of food to our hungry neighbors. That is 732,000 reasons to support Taste of the Nation Orlando on Saturday, come together to donate their tal $150 with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to Second Harvest 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-522-3906. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Cult Classics MOTHRA Only $5! Tue 9:30PM KidFest Films the Whole Family Can Enjoy! Tue Thur 3PM (Free) Sat & Sun 1PM ($5) Held Over! Starring Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgard THE EAST Fri Sun 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30, 9:30 6:30 Tue Only Midnight Movies V/H/S/2 Fri & Sat 11:59PM Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar FOREVER PLAID THE ART OF RUBY C. WILLIAMS
Page 14 Opinions Obesity is a global epidemic. It is particularly affecting our children and adolescents. This new phenomenon of having a chronic medical condition affect ing such a large proportion of is unprecedented. It also has some very scary obesity in our nation, by 2050 it is estimated that the rates of diabetes, cardiovascular dis ease and other chronic diseases related to obesity will increase exponentially. Yet despite our of obesity, our ability to control and decrease the epidemic has been limited. Much of the interventions for childhood obesity have focused on changing the individual by de physical activity and changing lifestyle factors that promote obe sity. This is necessary, but since this epidemic is multifactorial, we must also consider some of the issues that can have a greater impact on reducing obesity. dence of the biological determi nants of obesity. There are three pathways that contribute: pathway, in which the body is resistant to the hormone insulin in response to unhealthy diets. This leads to a state where the body stores more fat, and the hormones that tell the body that it is full are impaired. This leads to weight gain and a false sense of starvation, triggering eating more. Further nervous-system activity promotes further fat gain and decreased physical activity. stress pathway. In this pathway, insulin resistance occurs from the bodys response to chronic stress and the same process occurs as in the starvation pathway. reward pathway, when insulin resistance affects hormones that impact the part of the brain that This leads to increases in the desire to eat, especially for highfat and high-sugar foods that will lead to increased weight gain. These biological factors survival mechanisms to prevent starvation, and thus are very hard to overcome. Thus, these biological factors must be considered in treatment. Treatments include: focusing on increasing physical activity, which decreases insulin resis tance and lowers stress levels; teaching and practicing stress management and relaxation techniques; and avoiding highly processed foods that promote insulin resistance. Similar to how health advo cates address tobacco, we must consider the addictive factors of obesity and actively regulate food policies and advertising. The millions of dollars promoting many unhealthy foods, especially targeting children. Children dont have the level of brain maturity to shift through these messages to determine healthy choices. pactful on health behavior. These ments where we are born, live, ences that impact childhood obe sity. At the family level, there are more dual-career and single-par it more common for families to eat fast and unhealthy food. Por tion sizes in restaurants are often double normal portions, leading watching and computer time. This promotes being sedentary, mindless eating, and exposure to At the school level, students are more inactive as gym classes are removed from the curriculum and children are often exposed to unhealthy food choices in caf eterias and vending machines. At the community level, the design of our neighborhoods promotes often not appealing or safe. Many communities have poor side activity. City planning must incorporate land use and zoning policies that promote physical activity as the easy choice. At the societal level, we must consider school, agricultural, health and social-service policies that will promote healthier lifestyles. It is clear that obesity dispro portionally affects the poor and minorities. More efforts must be made to tailor obesity interven tions to address the underlying causes of health disparities. Minority and poor popula in communities where there are poor physical facilities, environ mental toxins and less access produce. Many of these environ ments have higher crime and limit the ability to be physically active in the community. In addition, these factors con tribute to chronic stress, exacer bating obesity and poor health. Addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity will involve a multifactorial approach, consid ering the personal and social fac continue to have little impact on reversing the obesity epidemic if we only address the individual. dren grow up healthy. UCF Forum columnist Dr. Lisa Barkley is the assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion and an assistant professor of medicine in the University of Central Floridas College of Medicine. She can be reached at Lisa.Barkley@ucf.edu some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend! For most dogs, getting to run around in the sand, dip into the waves, and fetch balls out of the water is the best day ever! Here are some tips to ensure that you and your dog have a fun and safe beach experi ence: First things rst since not all beaches allow them. Depending on the time of year, some beaches allow dogs during the off-season, but summer is a different story. Call ahead or visit the beachs website for informa tion. Its also important, if you whether or not they need to be on leash or if they can roam free. Bring a long leash no matter if there will be an area where a leash isnt necessary. If they dont need to have a leash, only let for an absolute fact that they will respond to your voice commands. Other dogs, people, certain scents, birds, etc., may catch their attention and cause them to tune you out, which could be a recipe for disaster (no one wants a dog (as well as easily frightened children) will be less dog-friendly than others, so be mindful of who your dog might be approaching to avoid any sort of snafu. Never, ever leave your dog unattended. Even the most welltrained dog can get distracted. Pay extra special attention to your surroundings and any po tential situations that may cause your dog to wander or run off. Follow all of the rules set by the beach. You dont want to be the reason that dogs arent allowed at that particular beach anymore. Pro swimmer or doggie swim vest? If you want to bring your dog to the beach, you probably have a good idea that your furry friend time your dog will be swimming, you may want to read up on his breed just to be sure. For exam ple, Shar-Peis tend to be afraid of water. Obviously there are excep if swimming is characteristic of the breed will be a good indica tor of how enthusiastic (or timid) the pup to the water, if he isnt force your dog to go in. He may feel more comfortable if you head vous or unsure, purchasing a dog life vest to bring with you would be a safe bet. Be wary of temperature extremes Depending on where you are in the country, summer at the beach can bring about two extremes: heat from the sun and a cold, cold ocean. Pay attention to how your dog is acting and responding while hes with you throughout the day, since there could be the potential of either hes been swimming his little heart out). dog include: immediately: and apply cool (not cold) water all over their body to gradually lower their temperature. chest only. cubes. vet. Some signs of hypothermia in a dog include: hypothermia while youre at the immediately: warmed by the sun. bottles and leave them out in the sun as this warm water can be applied to your dog to bring his stopped shivering and has con tinued lethargy, bring him to the nearest vet. As much as we wish, our dogs cant tell us when theyre in pain and not feeling good. The above lists are certainly not all-inclu sive, so if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your dogs behavior, get him out of the ele ments immediately. A few ways to prevent heat spray bottle with cool water that you can spray him down with will also help in temperature regulation. A bonus of having fresh water with you is that you can also clean paws of sand and salt water, which can cause irrita tion and dry out those sensitive pads. Also, since you cant guar antee that you will have access to a shady area, bring an umbrella that he can hang out under. towels that you can snuggle him in and remove the excess cold salt water. Not only can this warm removing the sand and salt water from his fur so he wont be in else. The dos and donts of the beach There are hundreds of beaches in the U.S. and Canada that allow dogs, but compared to the num ber of beaches there are, this is a small percentage. Many beaches allowed dogs at one time, but due to careless owners, they had to put a stop to canine patrons. Dog beach outing: tips and dos and donts KIM SALERNO Guest Writer We must all work to solve childhood obesity LISA BARKLEY Guest Writer Please see DOGS on page 15 KAREN ARNOLD
Page 15 Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! now the largest university in Florida and the second largest university in the nation a giant! This is quite amazing when one remembers that Florida Technological Church Street and Orange Avenue. UCFs present student body exceeds 60,000, and UCF now has more than 200,000 alumni! and when I answered it a female voice launched into what seemed to me to person singular pronoun. Yes, I mean I. her insistence on the repeated use of the who she was. Just as there is no way to combat a man with a gun so effective as facing him with a bigger gun, so yours truly felt himself being drawn into a you can imagine the frustration of trying not a verb in sight. At the end there were plenty of unused Is lying around on my side for future battles of self-conse cration. oughly, perhaps because they are usually of different historical eras their friends are those who are their classmates in school, and their playmates after school. Families are often subject to internal envy that can be an incurable personality disease. Competition provides a healthy environment as long as it contributes positive urges to succeed. Such impetus does not require that ones siblings fail. football teams use to be winners. A guy room before a performance one evening and said, Youre going to have a great time tonight. The leading soprano this evening is a replacement, and is just barely adequate. Youll have all the glory to yourself. Now, thats not my idea of successful evening. The greatest experi ence to me is to be part of an excellent show where everyone in the cast is in great voice and at the top of his form. of failure so blatant that only an intellec tual could ignore or evade it. econo mist Thomas Sowell. Having a president who understands the most fundamental rules of economics is something that we do not enjoy at present. President Obama substitutes raising taxes for reducing country that is in a bad way at this time. Through the years I have rued the fact that Thomas Sowell is sitting on the sidelines in California instead of being in to better our national lives. Thomas Sow ell adds, The fact that so many success ful politicians are such shameless liars is impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. have its hand on a trigger, and one won ders what it is that the generous U.S. has to forget that if they decide to destroy so much as a foot of U.S. territory, their existence on this planet would be short indeed. I am, of course, counting on our president to be a person of courage am About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) My sister refers to humanity as nasty is a smart gal, well traveled, well read and perceptive in her observations. Her assessment of our species is essentially grounded on two salient considerations: moment), and the history of how we have case, by how easy (unfortunately) it is for white Americans to dismiss the spiritis not more rage. If the president of the United States can recount incidents of overt discrimination and belittling slights, who have not had the Harvard experience never understood bigotry against Jews. sometimes with a little Mediterranean of Jews to have been singled-out in 20th century America is a disgusting chapter in our history. If any one group in American well, the Jewish experience in America is it. Throw in commitment to family, emphasis on education and sense of com munity, and well, Jews would be second to no group in their many contributions to the American fabric. Interestingly, from an historical per spective, women have experienced the most consistent and relentless discrimi nation of any segment of our species. thousands of years men have mistreated, diminished and relegated women to a permanent second-class status. It has that women have had even a whisper of equality. I have attempted (through reading) to better understand the origins of female discrimination by men. The origins are subject to controversy. Some paint a rosier picture for women before the Neolithic agrarian revolution. There have been his torical examples of certain societies treat ing women more equally (see: Ancient Egypt or 7th century B.C. Etruscans). examples of Hypatia, Aspasia, Cleopatra, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I, and others. over thousands of years consider women is about controlling a womans sexuality, her fertility. Physical size alone and feroc ity give man an edge. Too edgy, my sister would suggest. Ah, the burdens of harnessing male aggression. Is there anything worse from a societal perspective than large groups of An interesting essay in the July 21, According to the author, Adam Grant, new research supports the idea that The mere presence of female family mem bers even infants can be enough to nudge men to be more generous. The more sisters, daughters, females in a mans life, the better the chance he will There are many reasons to love female because of it. Society, too. Respect it. Bet ter yet, encourage it. 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 Another reason to love women Whadda ya know? EDITORIAL CARTOONS Follow these rules (in addition to the beachs DOG BEACH DONTS: beach where theyre not allowed. Dunes and grassy areas need to be protected from any sort of environmental damage that a dog might cause. Not even once. Paying attention and being proactive will go a long way in protecting you and your dog. The last thing you want is to be in with your dog. towels, umbrella, fresh water and doggie sunscreen (yes, you can actually get sunscreen on the beach supplying waste bags, so bring your own and be diligent about cleaning up. the beach or buried in the sand. DOG BEACH DOS: are current and that hes wearing the proper case something happens. rays. A sting to your dog will be sure to ruin both his and your experience. couple hours might be just the right amount of time at the beach, depending on your dogs both there: to have fun! dog this summer will be a great bonding expe rience for your dog and your family. Get out pooch will be forever grateful for all the fun! About TripsWithPets.com online resource for pet travel. It was named best pet travel site by Consumer Reports! pets are welcome, happy, and safe when trav eling. The website features a directory of pet friendly hotels and accommodations across the U.S. and Canada, airline and car rental pet policies, pet friendly restaurants and beaches, search by route, pet travel tips, pet travel sup plies, along with other pet travel resources. Kim Salerno is the president and founder of TripsWithPets.com. She founded the pet travel site in 2003 and is an expert in the eld of pet travel. Her mission is to ensure that pets are welcome, happy, and safe in their travels. DOGS | Yes, theres a special sunscreen just for dogs C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 King Features Weekly ServiceJuly 22, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceJuly 22, 2013
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Aloma and Lake mont Avenues. 24-hour access. Mini mum one year term. Broker. $500 per month. Call Lou Nimkoff, 407-405-3368. email@example.com REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL The Marketplace OBSERVER Open Houses Its FREE to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified WPMObserver.com PLEASE NOTE: Magic Maze has been moved to page 10. MindGymJuly 22, 2013 PLEASE NOTE: Magic Maze has been moved to page 10. MindGymJuly 22, 2013 Saturday, July 27th 610 Genius Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 5 BR | 5 BA | 5,196 SF | $1,950,000 Stunning French Provincial estate in prestigious Windsong! Features include a gourmet kitchen overlooking the spa cious family room, large master retreat with lavish bath, sophisticated office with custom built-ins and bonus room. Fabulous fenced backyard with covered lanai, outdoor grill, sparkling pool and spa! Access to the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Excellent schools ~ minutes from Park Avenue! Hosted by: Teresa Jones-Cintron from 1-4 PM 1367 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 5 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,687 SF | $1,195,000 Gorgeous custom built Mediterranean pool home in the heart of Winter Park! Spacious eat-in gourmet kitchen, great room with fireplace and ultra-private master suite with French doors to the backyard/pool and a luxurious master bath with large shower and extra-deep soaking tub. Additional features include a stately office with built-ins and bonus room. Access to Winter Park Chain-ofLakes! Hosted by: Elim Cintron from 1-4 PM Sunday, July 28th 610 Genius Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 5 BR | 5 BA | 5,196 SF | $1,950,000 Stunning French Provincial estate in prestigious Windsong! Features include a gourmet kitchen overlooking the spa cious family room, large master retreat with lavish bath, sophisticated office with custom built-ins and bonus room. Fabu lous fenced backyard with covered lanai, outdoor grill, sparkling pool and spa! Ac cess to the Winter Park Chain-of-Lakes. Excellent schools ~ minutes from Park Avenue! Hosted by: Sherri Dyer from 2-5 PM 2001 Common Way Road, Orlando FL 32814 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,954 SF | $599,000 Traditional Baldwin Park home on a cor ner lot featuring a great floor plan with open rooms. Features include beauti ful wood floors, plantation shutters and crown molding! Spacious eat-in kitchen boasts stone counters, stainless appli ances, island and breakfast bar. Down stairs master retreat features tray ceil ings, walk-in closet and master bath with soaking tub. Oversized 14 x 12 loft has a built-in desk/workspace and storage. The back porch is perfect for entertaining and the fully fenced backyard is perfect for pets! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore from 2-5 PM 2351 Randall Road, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3 BA | 2,299 SF | $499,000 Adorable four bedroom home on a quiet street in Winter Park! Hosted by: Elim Cintron from 1-4 PM 1367 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 5 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,687 SF | $1,195,000 Gorgeous custom built Mediterranean pool home in the heart of Winter Park! Spacious eat-in gourmet kitchen, great room with fireplace and ultra-private master suite with French doors to the backyard/pool and a luxurious master bath with large shower and extra-deep soaking tub. Additional features include a stately office with built-ins and bonus room. Access to Winter Park Chain-ofLakes! Hosted by: Pamela Seibert from 2-5 PM 2612 Parkland Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,282 SF | $819,000 Phenomenal pool home with top of the line details and finishes throughout! Open family room with gas fireplace, formal dining room with great built-ins and under-counter wine and bever age refrigerators, and a chefs dream Burial Plot in Winter Park Glen Haven Memorial Park/ Garden of Redemption $1,995. ($2,300. value). 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Front and back porch. $575,000 NEW LISTING! CONDO IN GOLDENROD VILLAS 7729 Country Place #G-4, Winter Park. 2BD/2BA, 1,068SF. Adorable condo close to everything. Eat-in kitchen, newer cabi nets, and all appliances convey. Move-in ready. Very private back patio with color ful flowering bushes. $89,000