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Winter Park-Maitland observer ( 10-10-2013 )

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Winter Park Maitland observer
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v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
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English
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G.J.W. Munster
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Winter Park FL
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United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
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28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )

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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).

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University of Florida
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Title:
Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title:
Winter Park Maitland observer
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication:
Winter Park FL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates:
28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 26271684
lccn - sn 92000170
issn - 1064-3613
System ID:
UF00091444:00284


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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013Serving Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, College Park and Goldenrod50+ tax WPMOBSERVER.COM Bob Homer had spent 19 years passing snow cones through the sliding window of Rainbow Sno-Cones frozen treats from grape and chocolate to polar punch and tigers blood, a mix of coconut and strawberry. It had been a popular spot with a loyal following. He never expected to leave. Not like this. Not when business was as good as it ever had been. Homer had just paid his rent when he got the letter in early September from property owner Steve Kropp, telling him to vacate in 30 days. The rent had steadily increased over the years for his space off Corrine Drive in Audubon Park, Homer said, but he still found a way to get by. Now he was being evicted by a landlord he suspected was replacing him with an eerily similar business. It was very unfortunate, said Homers wife Karen, who also works at the shop. I dont like to bash anybody, but I just think it was all in the plans from the start. Its just an unfortunate situation, especially for us, when youve been there for 19 years, we had all that clientele built up and here we have to move. We hope the people follow. Homer had been wary of his landlord for almost a year and a half, starting when a similar business, Ice Cream Treats and C e n t e r F o r L i f e S c i e n c e s Ten Week Executive Level Weight-Loss ProgramNutritional Supplements Exercise Six Days per Week Hypnotherapy / Neuro-Relationship / Acupuncture Individual & Focused Group TherapyA Medically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Program2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413Final Registration Date October 5th First Class October 7th 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC The Winter Park Economic Development Advisory Board discussed the true potential of the citys major corridors during last months meeting on Sept. 17 the beginnings of an attempt to revitalize the area following the recent recession. Board members gave their thoughts on tackling the issue of urban sprawl, in the sense that the city isnt using land to its full potential. member Steve Flanagan said. We only have so much land in Winter Park, and we only have so much of that land in places that could add to the economic development of the city. If its not used wisely and sustainably, then its a waste. Members of the board discussed a number of ways to bring in commercial development, including an incentive program to cover the cost of water and sewer for new businesses and loosening land use regulations. Board chairman Marc Reicher said that redeveloping some older, larger properties along the citys commercial corridors could reap a much greater value, even if it may upset local resiWhen you have this visioning process, you dont want to be more divided at the end of it, you want to be closer, Reicher said. Youre still going to have opinions and thats what makes Winter Park really unique and cool, but I just think theres areas we can talk about on all of these corridors. An economic development report presented at the Sept. 9 City Commission work session showed that the city continues to struggle to regain jobs and lower the unemployment rate. As of August 2012, 7.4 percent of Winter Park residents were unemployed just 1.7 percent lower Road to recovery for Lee, F airbanksWinter Park board explores revitalizing citys entry corridorsTIM FREED Ocserver staff Please see ROADS on page 15Central Florida drivers could soon be seeing yellow a little longer at stoplights on local streets. A recent ruling by the state of Florida mandates for longer minimum yellow-light times at intersections rigged with red-light cameras, giving cities using the cameras until the new year to comply. The new standards give drivsecond at most, depending on the speed limit at each intersection, to camera can catch them. Maitland Transportation Engineer Charlie Wallace said the city, which operates nine red-light will look to see if its lights need recalibration to comply with the new regulations by December. Its a little more than just recalibrating [the times], Wallace said. We need to check the trafdoing anything to mess them up. The extension of the light lengths has been considered a small victory for those who claimed the signals were unfairly short and led to an increase of citations caught on camera. But Maitland Deputy Police Chief Bill McEachnie said he doubts the change will have much impact on the number of tickets doled out. Most of the people who run Red light cameras hit crossroadsSARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see RED LIGHT on page 2 After cold war, hope for just dessertsFriendly competition turns icy, forcing snow cone biz to split TIM FREED Observer staff Please see SNO W CONES on page 2 PHO T O BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVEREmerging designer contestants strutted their stuff at a special one-night-only fashion event at T uni in Winter P ark Oct. 2. Julia Chews winning designs will be featured Oct. 19. F ashion night PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERBob Homer had to take his longtime business elsewhere after his landlord evicted him after 19 years of success. National Newspaper Week

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Page 2 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland Observer Autumn Art FestivalWinter Park40th Annual SNOW CONES | After moving six miles, evicted dessert seller hopes customers follow him to new home Eats, opened next door, separated by a half wall. The way I see it, I had more people coming in and was making a lot more money than they were, Homer said. But when Homer realized the ice cream shops owner was Kropp, the friendly competition turned ominous. It was an option for them to get me out and take over ... I heard theyre going to put in snow cones after I leave. new location, and quickly found a new space along Howell Branch Road about 6 miles away from their original window. Unlike the old shop, customers can now walk inside and sit down to enjoy their snow cones. Homer said that this will keep customers coming even when theres bad weather not that it stopped customers in the past. About a month ago, these two older ladies in their 60s came all the way from Winter Garden during a torrential downpour, Homer said. I said Get back in the car, Ill bring it to you. Since the news broke out about the move, hundreds of loyal customers have shops Facebook page in support. Homer said that 70 to 80 percent of his customers now live closer to Rainbow Sno-Cones thanks to the move. Back at Ice Cream Treats and Eats, Kropp admitted that he cut off Homers lease to expand Ice Cream Treats and Eats, and that they plan to sell Hawaiian shaved ice in Homers old space. I have bigger plans for that space and wanted to expand my operations, Kropp said. It was month-tomonth and I told him I wasnt going to renew it. Nothing against Bob, I wish him well. Homer and his wife are looking for an attorney to get a better understanding of their legal rights. But Lonnie Groot, an attorney who serves as the city attorney in Oviedo, said that a property owner has every right to ask a tenant to leave as long as they give enough notice in advance. Homer still feels upset over the relocahome. Nearly two decades at his original location had brought countless memories: Children he served 19 years ago now bringing children of their own, the elderly women who drove all the way from Winter Garden every Sunday, joking with the kids and tossing snowballs through his window. It still bothers me, but right now Im just trying to keep myself low key on it, Homer said. Homer said the new location for Rainbow Sno-Cones will be open by the end of this week, a fresh start for the frosty business. As Homer and his wife up shop at 3724 Howell Branch Road, a heavy rainstorm started. Homer couldnt see the rain, but heard it loud and clear from behind the large windows taped with paper to keep the paint off. Moments later, the sun peaked through the millions of raindrops and creating a double rainbow on the horizon. It looks brighter now, said Homer, looking out the front door of his new location. Homer saw a bright future for Rainbow Sno-Cones as well. CONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThe former home of Rainbow Sno-Cones is being revamped by its new owner, the buildings landlord, who had built an ice cream shop next door before evicting the competition to expand his business. It was an option for them to get me out and take over ... I heard theyre going to put in snow cones after I leave. RED LIGHT | Cameras could be outlawed by statethem, run them really good, he said, adding that the extra half a second, in most cases, may not make much of a difference. year, McEachnie said Maitland had 12,507 paid redlight camera violations, which netted $938,038 in revenue for the city. The remainder of revenue from each $158 citation goes back to the state. But Im always looking at it from the public safety side, McEachnie said. Revenue is a side issue. We look at it as a good thing for the city. He said in the implementing the cameras from 2011 to 2012, the police department saw a marked decrease in accidents at the intersections where the camer as were installed. But, he said, its too soon to tell whether that decrease would be short-term due to increased attention following camera installation, or if the trend will continue long-term as the lenses keep snapping. But if some legislators in Tallahassee get their way, the camera bulbs may burn out sooner than local police stations would like. Last month, State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, to ban the use of red-light cameras statewide, proposing that the cameras are primarily unfairly used to provide revenue rather than safety. CONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERRed light cameras have seen controversy in the state legislature, with many viewing the cameras as a cash grab for governments rather than a tool to improve safety.

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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 3City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 28 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. Old Businesssource OrdinanceDecisionstion for Parks & Recreation ner Cities to Continue FlexBus Development Rehab and LiningPublic Period Consent Agenda Meeting Minutes of Sept. 23, 2013 ing Commission Meeting Minutes of Sept. 5, 2013 Adjustments Meeting Minutes of May 23, 2013 ing Services Agreement Alcalde & Fay, Ltd. gineering Services Negotiations erine Drive PavingDiscussion For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.comGoing green with a Volt Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANK*Application fee is $245. If loan does not close for any reason, the application fee will not be refunded. Please n ote: W e r eser ve the right to alte r or w ithdraw these products or certain featu res thereof without prior notification. For a limited time, when you apply for a mortgage at Trustco, your application fee will be refunded at the closing!* 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR

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Page 4 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland Observer Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COMPUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSChris JepsonJepson@MediAmerica.usLouis RoneyLRoney@cfl.rr.comJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.comADVERTISING SALESLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of CommerceWinter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect.TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellVICE PRESIDENTSPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W Munster The Knights (4-1, 1-0) will have another week to think about what went wrong in their unusual win at Memphis (1-3, 0-1), as they prepare to face No. 8 Louisville in Kentucky (5-0) on Oct. 18. In one of the most bizarre victories in recent memory, the Knights scored twice in 9 seconds and intercepted a would-be touchdown in the end zone to snatch a 24-17 win in Memphis on Saturday. That win was looking like a loss for the majority of the game, as Memphis jumped out to an early lead and two minutes left in the game. But just as a sputtering UCF offense that had barely crested 250 yards in the game came alive, a series of game-deciding plays would come from the offense, special teams, and defense on successive drives to win the game. We never give up, head coach George OLeary said after the teams comeback against South Carolina the week before. Against Memphis, they made the comeback pay off, though unexpectedly. Diving into the end zone with just more than two minutes to play, Storm Johnson was seemingly capping off a routine scoring drive when, still lying atop a pile of bodies, he let the ball pop out. In the ensuing split second scramble for the ball UCF offensive lineman Chris Mar tin snagged the ball while he was lying in the end zone, scoring the TD that would lead to the game-tying extra point. Seconds later the Knights would score again, taking their biggest lead of the game with a wild fumble on the kickoff by Memphis Marquis Wofford that was grabbed by UCF special teams Drico Johnson, who raced into the end zone in what would be the game-winning score. That wild 14-point swing in only 9 seconds became even more dramatic when the Knights let the Tigers drive 69 yards in 71 seconds to the end zone, but UCF defensive end Terrance Plummer picked off pass from halfback Brandon Hayes in a risky play in the end zone for a touchback, effectively ending the game with 35 seconds left. Just like in their narrow loss to South Carolina the week before, turnovers proved the critical plays in deciding the win. The Knights intercepted the Tigers three times, two of them coming on would-be touchdown passes ception and their fumble recovery both set off drives that ended in key UCF scores. The Knights, who didnt pick up 100 yards on offense until midway through the third quar ter, made nearly all of their turnovers count. And unlike against South Carolina, where turnovers destroyed scoring chances for the Knights, they didnt give up the ball once against Memphis. Quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw for a career-high 358 yards against South Carolina, only threw for 160 yards against Memphis, his worst performance of the season. Storm Johnson, who had made a routine out of breaking 100 yards rushing per game, came up with only 86. Breshad Perriman caught seven passes for 107 yards. The Knights will have their work cut out for themselves against undefeated Louisville. The Cardinals have controlled opponents from the start of the season, steadily ranking in the top 10 in the nation, and easily ranking atop the American Athletic Conference, which UCF joined this season. The two teams have only played one similar opponent so far this season, both facing Florida International. The Knights won their Sept. 6 matchup 38-0. Two weeks later Louisville blew out the Panthers 72-0, allowing only 27 total yards on offense while racking up 464 yards of their own. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Louisville, televised on ESPN. Knights tested luck at MemphisISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Your Solution for In-Home Care Making sure life gets better with age ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERA bizarre nish led to a UCF win in Memphis, but the Knights will need to learn lessons from their brush with the T igers if they hope to have a chance against No. 8 Louisville coming up.

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Page 6 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland Observer Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Antique Road ShowSavannah Court Maitland 1301 West Maitland Boulevard Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Bring you favorite antiques or prized possessions! Assessments done by Doug White, auctioneer, owner of A-1 Auction Light refreshments served Please call to RSVP! italiokitchen.com rfntrbr 276 South Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789Italio is a modern Italian kitchen created with freshness in mind. Every meal is completely customizable and handcrafted in our open kitchen with only the finest and freshest ingredients. We believe in fast, flavorful meals. And we believe great food shouldnt break the bank.Winter Park WITH PURCHASE OF AN ENTREE Coupon is required. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person, per visit. FREE CALAMARIExpires: 10/10/2013 | Code: WPMO5 PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERArtists showed off their wares to win ribbons at the Maitland Rotary Art Festival last weekend around Lake Lily. Maitland Art Festival

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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 7 Lake Lily Park A DIVIS I O N OF VS M EDIA GR OUP INC. Tickets Presale Tickets $25 through October 20 Day of the event $30 Half price admission for children ages 3 12 Have your own table $350.00 Includes one linen covered round table with eight chairs & includes 8 tickets Call 407-644-0741 for Tickets www.TasteofMaitland.comAthena Roasted Chicken Francescos Sam Sneads Tavern SoNapa John and Shirleys Catering Upper Crust Desserts RanGetsu Mitchells Fish Market Mellow Mushroom Costco Romanos Macaroni Grill The Sugar Suite Country Club at Deer Run Sams Smoothie Shack Kobe Japanese Steakhouse Dunkin Donuts Jeremiahs Italian Ice Bahama Breeze Honey Baked Ham Jersey Mikes Subs Crispers Browns NY Deli Publix Enzos Restaurant on the Lake Chick-l-A Maitland $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 W h i c h l i n e g i v e s y o u t h e b e s t c h a n c e f o r s u cce s s ? I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Index. H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. O N E S H OTY o u o n l y h a v e a t r et i r em en t w i ll f a ll6 0% o f A m er i c a n s s h o r t. M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 12-31-1999 though 12-31-2012According to paycheckforlife.com, three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER October 14 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m., in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors Report the Family of the Quarter Luke Dunning, Operator 3, Lakes Division Code Enforcement Board, Utilities Advisory Board, Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory BoardConsent Agenda tracts and formal solicitations (for a complete listing, please visit ders for several independent contractors who provide specialized services on behalf of the High In(HIDTA). Additionally, approve a purchase order for facility expenses of HIDTA. bor Contract. location of cell antennae on the public safety cell tower; authorize the Mayor to execute the ground lease and Memorandum of Lease. Action Items Requiring Discussion lution No. 1978-07 ment Plan with Duke Energy Florida Public Hearings dinance amending Section 34-30, Title and Ownership of lots and spaces in the city cemeteries, to clarify the ownership interest that may be conferred and to add provision for the city to regain ownership of abandoned rights to be buried within a municipal cemetery. nance amending Chapter 26 Ar ticle III Film Industry to streamand amend certain provisions. Pension Plan sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Commission Agenda.Park A venue closed to through trafc Park Avenue will be closed England and Canton avenues from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 40th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, which runs Satur day, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 13. Morse Boulevard will also be closed between New York and Park avenues.CoffeeT alk featuring Commissioner Carolyn CooperIf you have a latt beans to grind or you simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you. Please join an informal conversation with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper on Oct. 17, from 8-9 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. CoffeeTalk gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Commissioner over a cup of coffee and chat about any city issues that are of interest to them. Special thanks to Palmanos Cafe, Coffee & Wine Bar for donating the coffee for this special series. For more information, please call 407-599-3428. Calling all Winter Park veteransOn Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at 10 a.m., the City of Winter Park will erans Day Celebration. This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans of Winter Park, Fla., at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater located at 721 W. New England Ave. We are calling all veterans that have served in any military campaign (World War II, Korean War, Freedom or Afghanistan) or have served in any military branch in honor of our nations freedom. The city is holding this event to pay tribute to your dedicated ser vice to our country. In addition, the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department is once again supporting Operation Gratitude, a program designed to collect candy and letters of encouragement for American ser vice men and women who are currently deployed in the remote regions of Afghanistan and other hostile regions of the world. EvDay Celebration is encouraged to drop off candy and letters of support for our troops. For more information regardebration, please call 407-599-3428. at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Calling all veterans Its a Gym for Y our Dog! 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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 9 FAMILY CALENDAR OCT 10 The Hair Foundations Day of Hair and Skin Health Expo is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Winter P ark Civic Center. Learn about improving hair and skin from local doctors and discuss hair loss, eyelash thinning and skin concerns. Visit harifoundation.org/dayofhairhealth for more information. OCT 11The Church of the Good Shepherds Outreach Ministry Fish Fry fundraiser will feature sh, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, baked beans, desserts, plus lemonade or iced tea for only $6. T akeout is available. Its all from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at 331 Lake Ave. in Maitland. Call 407-644-5350 for more information. Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-prot educational organization, is presenting a Fall Mineral, Gem, Bead & Fossil Show on Oct. 11-13 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave., Orlando. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, etc. For more infor mation, visit cfmgs.orgOCT 10 The Brookshire Homecoming is a community celebration and food truck fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Brookshire Elementary School. Invite your neighbors and friends to celebrate our wonderful new school. Bring chairs and picnic blankets for this open house and food truck festival featuring Chi Phi, Kona Dog, Monsta Lobsta, The Y um Y um T ruck, Fat Daddys BBQ, The Crepe Company and many more. Visit facebook.com/ thebrookshirefund for more information. T rinity Preparatory School invites the public to join us for a performance of the theatrical production Alice in W onderland. Its at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Visit trinityprep.org for more information. OCT 12All are invited to experience T oward Paradise, a concert presented by the Festival Singers at Winter P ark Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Admission is free, but donations will be taken. The Festival Singers are a select, auditioned choral ensemble consisting of men and women from throughout Florida. Winter P ark Presbyterian Church is at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. Call 407-647-1467 for more information.OCT 13The 40th annual Winter Park Autumn Art F estival comes to Winter P arks Central P ark Oct. 12-13. Celebrate 40 years of Florida artists at a free sidewalk art show featuring more than 150 artist displays, live entertainment, childrens art activities, and more! P ark Avenue will be closed to vehicle trafc during the festival. Visit winterpark.org for more information. Mother Daughter T ea will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd. in Orlando. Y ou and your little girl will enjoy light petits fours, tea, inspiring activity stations, a doll hair salon, a Chinese auction, and shopping. Y ou dont want to miss this inspiring experience for girls ages 5-12! Y our little girls favorite doll is invited, too! W e also ask that you bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to the Jewish Family Services P earlman P antry for their Thanksgiving holiday food drive. For more information, contact Amber T ucker at 407-837-5330 or AmberT@orlandojcc.orgCalendar FUNDRAISER Fish Fry For the Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach Ministry DATE :Friday, October 11, 2013WHERE : Church of the Good Shepherd 331 Lake Avenue, Maitland Florida, 32751 407 644 5350 TIME : 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PLACE: Parish Hall (follow signs for addl parking) Brookshire HomecomingA Community Celebration and Food Truck Fundraiser Thursday, October 10th 5 8 p.m. Brookshire Elementary School Invite your neighbors and friends to celebrate our wonderful new school! The school will host an open house while Brookshire families and guests enjoy delicious food truck fare. Bring your chairs and picnic blankets. And many more!* The Brookshire Fund is a 501c3 Foundation established in 2013 by Brookshire parents to help provide all Brookshire students with a state of the art learning environment and the highest quality education.For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/thebrookshirefund http://www.twitter.com/brookshire_fund or to make a tax deductible contribution now: https://www.foundationforocps.org/p/20/donate Questions? Brookshire Fund Homecoming Chair Mary Beth Johnston mbkjohnston@gmail.com Business Briefs New chairWinter P ark resident Chris Gardner was appointed chairman of the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation in August. Gardner has 20 years of experience in the retail insurance brokerage business with a specic focus in Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance. He has served as a member of the Citizens board since his appointment in July 2011.Making educational magicW alt Disney W orld cast members donated nearly 80,000 pens, approximately 100,000 pencils, more than one million sheets of paper and other items to Central Florida schools this year. Community Bulletin T op gradRuth Phyllis King recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The Winter P ark resident is one of more than 400 students recognized for meeting the qualications for graduation during the summer 2013 commencement.Fish without a licenseGovernor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that Oct. 12 visitors and residents are invited to partake in a saltwater license-free shing day. On this day, the requirement to have a recreational saltwater shing license is waived. All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these license free days.Blankets for the homelessThe Winter P ark Sunday Running Group of the Orlando Runners Club will conduct its sixth annual drive to collect blankets for residents of the Mens P avilion at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. The main collection site will be P ark and W elbourne Avenue at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. Served steamin hot, and stuffed way over code, get ready to enjoy your meatiest, cheesiest, feastiest, tastiest sub ever. FREE Chips and Medium Fountain Drink when you buy any Sub. Visit our tasty restaurant location at: Firehouse Subs Park Avenue 528 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 407.960.7827 2013 Firehouse Subs. This offer valid with coupon at participating restaurants. Prices and participation may vary, see restaurant for details. Limit one per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offers. Exp. 12/31/13. COMBO$SUB

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Page 10 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland ObserverLifestyles Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week returns for its seventh edition this fall, beginning Sunday, Oct. 13. Inspired by fashion week events held around the country, the local version is just that: a salute to local boutiques, designers, salons and models that best showcase Winter Parks fashion and design community. The seven-day event is made possible by a volunteer-driven committee of local retailers, event planners and industry experts who work year-round to ensure the week captures the essence of Park Avenue and its fashions. This years committee is led by Sarah Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch. As in years past, local retailers have created a series of special events to attract customers to their stores. Some of the events include trunk shows and designer meet-and-greets, which are great at new designs and meet the people behind the fashions. One such event is happening on Tuesday at Blue Door Denim Shoppe. Shoppers can meet Diane Meltz, a local designer who uses hand-selected fabrics to create unique day and evening wear tops, during her Sophisticated Peacock trunk show. Other events feature local celebrities, such as at SEEs Cupcakes, Cateyes and Cocktails event where Food Network Star contestant Emily Ellyn will show off her retro-rad eyewear while serving Gigis Cupcakes and Brown-Forman cocktails. The event also will have a fun photo op with classic cars along the Avenue from 3 to 6 p.m. For a complete schedule of Kickoff Party at The Alfond Inn, or the Wednesday night fashion show at Matildas on Park, be sure to visit parkavenuefashionweek. com or pick up a guide at par ticipating stores. Then, grab some cute, comfortable shoes and get ready to walk the Avenue to see the sights and sounds of fashion week. To be Charitable is Fashionable Each year Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week, named for fashion lover and Central Florida philanthropist, Harriett Lake, works with a charity partner. For 2013, the event committee selected Women of Hope, an auxiliary group of Community Food and Outreach Center. Look for this group to be at the Runway Show sharing the message of giving people in need a hand up instead of a hand out. A Look to the FutureFashion Week would not be complete without an emerging designer element. Each year the event works with local up-and-coming designers who participate in a competition for the opportunity showcase their designs at the Park Avenue Fashion Week Runway Show. This years pool of applicants featured stunning and innovative talent and covered everything from casual wear to couture and swimwear to menswear. A fashion show was held at Maxines on Shine to showcase followed by Project Runwayinspired challenge where three supplies from Tuni. The winner will have their own trunk show at a local boutique in early 2014. PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER F ashion hits the runway in Winter Park this coming week with trunk shows, special sales and a celebration of New Y ork-level proportions, all culminating in a show on Oct. 19.F ashion takes off in Central ParkERIKA SPENCE Guest writer Please see FASHION on next pageLifestyles T he Mayf lower has exceeded my expectations. Like The Mayf lower itself, Marion Lawrence has strong ties to both Winter Park and Rollins College. She lived for years in the heart of the city, and her late husband Samuel donated the land for what is now known as the Lawrence Center, which houses some of Rollins business and administrative off ices. The Mayf lowers connection to both town and gown is just one of many benef its that attract residents like Marion. Moving here was the smartest choice for me, she explains. I wanted to be taken care of, but not overwhelmed. Here, I have all the backup I need . and it feels wonderful to have left the headaches of home maintenance behind. The Mayf lower hasnt just lived up to my expectations; it has exceeded them!If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 10/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 P R E P A R ING FOR THE W HA T IF S IN LI F E [ a smart choice ] MAY 982 Lawrence Ad_WPO.indd 1 9/18/13 2:44 PM

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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 11Under the T entThe most anticipated event a spectacular runway show in Central Park West Meadow. Throughout the week the area is transformed into an event space la New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park with a 20,000-squarefoot air conditioned tent designed by Arena Americas. By Saturday night, the show is expected to bring nearly 900 guests, plus 120 models, 50 volunteers and vendors to the downtown area. Stores participating on the runway include Bella, Blue Door Denim Shoppe, Charyli, Cur rent, Eyes & Optics, Forema, iLashWorks, John Craig Clothier, LaBella Intimates & Boutique, Lilly Pulitzer, Lizs Fashion Experience, The Collection Bridal, The Unique Diamond Boutique, Tuni, Red Carpet Couture and Wear able Art Winter Park. special lounge area designed by Scan Design and sponsored by Cloak & Dapper. Here, guests will area restaurants including Luma on Park, Peroni, Winter Park Fish Company, Matildas on Park, Cocina 214 and Olive Garden. sold out, Runway Show tickets are available for just $50 at parkavenuefashionweek.com.Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter P ark Chamber of Commerce.PHO T OS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERHarriett Lake, in blue, watches the 2012 Park A venue F ashion W eek runway show, which returns as the nale to this weeks Fashion W eek events. The showcase begins Oct. 13 with trunk shows, sales and more to get visitors revved up for the Saturday night show. FASHION | VIP tickets nearly sold out for runway show finale CONTINUED FR OM PREVIOUS P AGE Say Thank You! This is something I am teaching my son. Hes 22 months old, by the way. As I was growing up, I was told many times to say Thank You. But now that I am an adult on my own, I sometimes struggle to say Thank You. An inter estingly bizarre phenomenon has crept its way into my heart and mind throughout the years. Its called entitlement I was previously the Senior Pastor of College Park UMC,and without fail, every month, there would be a smash and grab break-in to someones car in our parking lot. In fact, at one point, the whole neighborhood seemed to be getting robbed. Three people on my street had their homes broken into. It seemed unstoppable and unavoidable. But there is one thief I want you to know about that you can stop. This thief has robbed more joy from more people than almost anything else I know. The thief is named entitlement. When we feel entitled to something, we believe that we are the magnet of the universe and that all things we deserve will automatically come our way, just because. Thats when thank you becomes just a sutle expression of courtesy. Thats when thankfulness gets robbed, and all the simple joys of life with it. Yes, you work hard, I know. Yes, you are probably a good person, I know. Yes, you may have even drunk a V-8 rather than eating that doughnut, I know. But I also know that entitlement can creep into the heart of any of us. In short, entitlement means taking our selves too seriously, and devaluing the time and efforts of others. Entitlement means thankfulness goes out the window because, deep down inside, we believe that it is all owed to us. King Solomon, who seemed to have it all, was still found wanting more, and more, and more. Yet he realized this one truth about the real ity of life; regardless of who you are or where you are from, time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) Like a game of cards, you never know what hand you will be dealt. All we can do is play our cards as best we canNo one is promised tomorrow. That leaves only today. I promise you, if you let entitlement creep into your heart, your joy will be robbed. Thankfulness will be replaced by emptiness. But today, if you choose to be thankful, truly thankful, just wait and see what joy comes. So today, let us give thanks. About The Author Rev. Daniel Ivey is the Associate Pastor of Asbury UMC in Maitland, FL and former Senior Pastor for the College Park UMC. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Psychology, Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and is pursuing a Masters in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling, at the University of Central Florida. Celebrating Life, Faith and the Power of Hope Thankfulness Relationship Tip for Today If entitlement is the effect of devaluing other peoples time and efforts, let your loved one, or even a stranger, know that they are valued, and truly appreciated, by saying a sincere Thank You! OurLifeToday October 2013 OurLifeToday.Org Our_ Today, let a loved one or even a stranger know they are truly valued...say Thank You. Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey To Joy By Nancy L. Demoss, Foreword By Joni Eareckson Tada-by intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced by joy... Radical Gratitude: discovering joy through everyday thankfulness by Ellen Vaugh, foreword by Chuck Colson-...Her storytelling (is) a delight... A Thankful Heart: how gratitude brings hope and healing to your life by Carole Lewis For children: Just So Thankful by Mercer MayerGood Things to Read

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Page 12 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland Observer HomesObserver Serving Central Florida Over 32 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: Serving Central Florida Over 32 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: Haunt your houseDont outsmart yourself on priceIts that special time of year again, Halloween. Whether youve got kids or youre just a big kid at heart, theres plenty of spooky fun to be had by all. Here are three cheap and easy ways to haunt your home in no time for all hallows eve.Pumpkins! Everyone loves a good gourd, so this year why not take a less traditional turn on our dear friend Jack OLantern. Try coating your pumpkin in glue and then Epsom salts. Hes bound be to the apple of everyones eye with his spar kly new coat. Want something artistic but a little bit less well, glittery? Grab a drill and carve a chevron, polka dot or stripe pattern into your pumpkin. Add a battery operated LED candle and youve got glow for hours!DIY ghost All you need for this one is some cheesecloth, a 2-liter soda bottle, a ball, spray starch, and some wire. Place the ball atop the 2-liter bottle, extend the wires out to either side like arms, drape the cheesecloth and spray! Once dry remove the supports and youve got your own Casper the friendly ghost.Eyeball wreathThis is a wreath sure to get all eyes on you. Youll need: eightdozen rubber glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, a 12-inch foam wreath, black crepe streamers, and some to pictures on DIYNetwork.com, search eyeball wreath. Eye am sure youll love making it! Be safe and have a ghoulishly good time this year!Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaSellsOrlando.comRestricted inventory of existing homes in Orange and Seminole counties has been a major contributor to rising prices in recent months. And there doesnt appear to be any end in sight, at least in the foreseeable future. values growing incrementally by more than four percent a year and cumulatively by 22 percent in part by tighterthannormal inventory of homes for sale, robust demand attributable to higher affordability, low mortgage interest rates, and a stronger general economy. The surveys prediction is based on growth rates exceeding home value growth rates in the 12 years preceding the onset of the housing bubble that culminated in the Great Recession. Locally, that growth rate appears to be headed in the right direction. That said, I always caution sellers to not outsmart their common sense or anybody elses when it comes to putting a price tag on their home, whatever the market conditions. Before listing your home for sale, consult a local Realtor who is knowledgable of your mar ket and can provide comps and methodologies that can make you feel comfortable with your asking price. When fairly priced, your home will typically attract more than one interested buyer and when all is said and done your home will usually sell for 95-100 percent of your asking price. Competitive bids create an ideal situation for the seller because buyers will pay fair market price and sometimes even more to keep competing buyers from getting the home. On the other hand, an overpriced home stays on the market longer and buyers begin to wonder if there is something wrong with your home. It invariably ends up being labeled a troubled property and often sells for less than what it would have if it were priced competitively when originally introduced on the market. Buyers are reluctant to make offers on unreasonably priced properties because they dont want to negotiate with what is perceived as an unreasonable seller. So dont let the perception of having a negotiating buffer become an obstruction to the sale of your home. While there is plenty of demand from buyers in the local market, there just arent enough homes to choose from, especially in price ranges under $400,000. We can likely expect more price increases driven by a continued tight market and limited inventories in lower and moderate price ranges. Some increases in new building will help balance supply. In view of the continued climb in existing home prices, I always caution sellers not to be over zealous by overpricing their homes which often gets in the way of a good deal. Get a fair market evaluation from a reputable Realtor so that you can price it at fair market value. When you do that your home will likely sell that much faster, and at a better price. Scott Hillman is president of Fannie Hillman + Associates, a 32-year-old Winter P ark-based real estate company specializing in residential real estate sales. He can be reached at (407) 644-1234 or at scott@fanniehillman.com. Large Maitland Home Winter Park Home Winter Park Home www.fanniehillman.com Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. Walk to Park Avenue New Listing Pending Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate Scott Hillman IN GATED MAITLAND CLUB W/ 24 HR GUARD & MORE UPDATED WP COTTAGE W/ NEW KITCHEN & BATH SECLUDED ESTATE HOME IN THE HEART OF MAITLAND GREAT WP LOCATION W/ DETACHED 1-CAR GARAGE Voted Best Real Estate Agency by Winter Park/Maitland Observer Readers www.fanniehillman.com

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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 13 rfntfbttr r tft f INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerDebbie TassellRealtor Sales Assoc. Orlando $498,000 4 BR | 4 BA | 4,650 SF Winter Park $450,000 4 BR | 4 BA | 2,006 SF Maitland 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,313 SF SOLD407.645.4321 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 A majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future and they are thinking more about purchasing a home now than in past years, reveals a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. Given that information, it shouldnt come as a surprise that the survey also found that Americans overwhelmingly believe decision. Renters are increasingly recownership, says Orlando Regional Realtor Association Chairman Steve Merchant, owner-broker of Global Realty Inter national. In addition to its many ing a stable, safe environment home are even more apparent to renters now. Nationwide, its an average of 41 percent cheaper to own than to rent! Homeowner ship also is one of the best ways the long term. In most cases, the The NARs 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey, which measures consumers attitudes and concerns about housing opportunities, found that Americans outlook on the housing mar ket is improving. Nearly four in 10 an increase in activity within their local housing market in the past year, compared to just 22 percent that reported a slowdown in activity. The survey also found that more than two-thirds of those sur veyed said now is a good time to buy. Its a sellers market in our low-inventory area, which makes it challenging for buyers, says Merchant. However, that doesnt mean there arent still opportunities for buyers. Home prices are still very affordable for the typical buyer. There are a few basic tips for renters or move-up buyers looking for a new place to call home. First, know your credit history and understand how the credit nancial research and get prequaliare low and sellers often receive multiple bids, so its imperative to be ready to make an offer quickly. Finally, determine a priority list for what you need and want in a home, so that you know it when you see it. Most importantly, contact a Realtor to assist you in your home search and purchase. Realtors are the most trusted resource for real estate information and can give buyers the advantage they need in todays market. National Association of Realtors Ten-hut! All active military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families are invited to learn about the homeownership oppor tunities and challenges facing military personnel at a free workshop on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Orlando Regional Realtor Homeownership Luncheon and Post No. 4287 (3500 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To save your spot, please call 407-513-7268 or email education@orlandorealtors. org by Thursday, Oct. 10. Realtors are devoted to meeting the homeownership needs of all our citizens, says ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant, USMC (Ret.), owner-broker of Global Realty International. It is an honor and a duty for ORRA and our Realtors to help who those serve our country achieve the American dream of homeownership. The workshop will present and the various homeownership programs, resources and services available to military personnel. Topics to be covered include: credit requirements gram and automated systems ment of eligibility quirements and waiver process Attendees will also receive a list of Orlando Realtors who have recently earned Florida Military These Realtors have been specially trained to better serve the homeownership needs of military personnel as they buy and sell their homes, and are well versed in disability issues, assistance programs and advising The workshop, along with the Florida Military Specialist certidized by a grant awarded to the ORRA Market Diversity Subcommittee. Orlando Regional Realtor AssociationMost renters dream of owning as rental rates climbOrlando Regional Realtors invite military to free workshop

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Winter P ark / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Page 15 E X Q U I S I T E & E X T R A O R D I N A R Y R E S I D E N C E 5 B E D 4 1 / 2 B A T H 407 697 M A I T L A N D 3 6 3 9 S Q F T C U S T O M H O M E ROADS | Five roads could be beautifiedthan the 9.1 percent unemployment rate peaking in late 2009. The number of residents living below the poverty line also spiked by 4 percent during the recession, topping off at 12.5 percent of the city population. The report attributed these ongoing problems to a lack of consensus on a community vision, a growth and preservation and not having clear enough long-term economic development goals. In response to the study, the Economic Development Advisory Board plans to launch a secommercial corridors: Denning Drive, Fairbanks Avenue, Aloma Avenue, Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92. The board decided that a study will be conducted on U.S. 17-92 to search for properties that could see future growth, while Fair banks Avenue will be studied and analyzed to get a better picture of what it will look like completely built out. Members of the advisory board recognized how crucial the corridors are to the economic development of the city. Winter Parks Planning and Community Development Director Dori Stone threw out the idea of getting a general consensus from residents on the issues at hand. I think the visioning process that I see is taking ourselves physically out into the community and going to schools, community centers and neighborhoods and really doing almost like a census type of visioning response, Stone said. that everything would fall into place as long as the board focused on the citys development. A philosopher said that if you dont know where youre going, any road will do, Flanagan said Where I think we ought to be what is the optimal development for the city of Winter Park. Stone and the board plan to discuss the corridors further indepth during their next meeting on Oct. 15. CONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGEIf its not used wisely and sustainably, then its a waste. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERF airbanks A venue has already seen improvement along its western gateway to the city.

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Page 16 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland ObserverNow through Nov. 10 Dracula by Shakespeare and Co. Long before True Blood, Dracula, the original prince of darkness, reigned over the world of the undead. Now Orlando Shakes invites us to experience the celebrated gothic thriller in a one-man tour-de-force that uses Bram Stokers original text of journal entries and newspaper clippings for an evening of bloody thrills. Draculas inventive theatricality is working its sorcery through Nov. 10. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org Oct. 10 Singer Marc Broussard and Full Sail release concert videoSinger Marc Broussard, in collaboration with that cauldron of creativity Full Sail University, today releases Marc Broussard video. Coming on the heels of Broussards latest album, the performance shot on location at With more than an hour of live recordings, featuring 14 tracks, Broussards unique sound is marcbroussard.com and fullsail. eduOct. 11 to 31 Phantasmagoria IV Hell Hath Risen The fourth installment of what has become an annual Halloween celebration, this year titled Risen, will storm the Shakespeare Center beginning this weekend and running through Oct. 31. With new stories and large-scale puppetry interacting with live actors, dancers, and haunted storytelling, this theatrical pays homage to Poe, Dickens and other liter ary masters who dabbled in the dark. Under the direction of John DiDonna, Kevin Becker and Seth Kubersky; choreography by Mila direction by Bill Warriner; and original music by Tod Kimbro talents in Central Florida. Call 407-328-9005 or credit card orders online at redchairproject.comOct. 12 Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Gay ChorusOn Oct. 12, the Orlando Philharmonic will open its Pops series with a concert titled An American Salute featuring the Orlando Gay Chorus and conductor Albert Schram. With all the fervor of American patriotism, the program includes America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic and Tchaikovskys Overture. With perfor mances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Chorus changes hearts through music, serving as goodwill ambassadors on behalf of the LGBT community. The performances are set for the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil. orgJosh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Thursday, October 10 Sunday, October 13Enjoy savings up to at your favorite Park Avenue merchants! Please see CUL TURE on next page rfrntb Sponsored in part by:Robert & Tricia EarlPhoto: Michael Cairns ORLANDO GAY CHORUS This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Midnight Movies: ERASERHEAD Sat 11:59PM FilmSlam Vote for the best local independent cinema! Sun 1PM Held Over! IN A WORLD. Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Wednesday Night Pitcher Show KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE FREE on the lawn at Eden Bar Wed 8PM Saturday Matinee Classics: FRANKENSTEIN Sat 12PM

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Call 407-647-1467 or visit winterparkpc.org Oct. 12 and 13 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival The ever-popular Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively. Held annually on the second weekend in October, this sidewalk art-show presents visual arts in all media, live entertainment, childrens activities and the opportunity to purchase artworks from your fellow Floridians! Held in beautiful Central Park, along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, the Festival is free and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Oct. 13 Florida Symphony Y outh Orchestra to open 57th season The four orchestras that comprise the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra are a major source of pride for Central Florida. The orchestras include: Overture Strings, for performers age 7 to 14; Prelude for ages 9 to 15; Philharmonia, featuring 11 to 18 year olds; and Symphonic, a pre-professional group ages 13 to 20. All four orchestras will present works from composers kovsky on Oct. 13. The program will also feature Faures Elegie for Cello and Orchestra with cellist David Bjella. If youve never experienced one of their concerts, prepare yourself for a level of professionalism that will give you a whole new appreciation of your favorite music. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Oct. 13 to 19 Harrietts Park A venue F ashion W eekReturning for its seventh season, Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is a celebration of fashion and design and a weeklong tribute to Central Floridas greatest (and most stylish) philanthropist Harriett Lake. For seven days, Winter Park offers trunk shows, designer meetand-greets and the big fashion for Oct. 19, when we will mingle with Floridas fashion elite in the tent in Central Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at week.comOct. 18 to Nov. 17 Venus in Fur at the Mad Cow In this sexy comedy direct from Broadway Mad Cow an unusual young actress who arrives to audition for the lead in playwright Thomas adaptain Fur. During the audition, into dangerous territory as this battle-of-the-sexes asks the audience, Does Art imitate Life? Written by comic mastermind David Ives, this new play will keep you guessing until its comic climax. Call 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com And looking ahead Oct. 29 to Nov. 10 The Book of Mormon knocks on Orlandos door Having won the best musical Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, and the Grammy for Best Musical, one might think this musical has announced the Rapture if it werent for the blasphemy! The Book of Mormon features a book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, the four-time Emmy Awardwinning creators of the animated series, South Park. Its still get tickets on Broadway, and now we can get our tickets right here in Orlando for performances at the Bob Carr. Get yours at Ticketmaster.com, Eola Drive, the Amway Center 982-2787. CONTINUED FR OM PREVIOUS P AGE Photo Courtesy of Sandra Johnson Photography FEATURING: Pet Trick or Treat in Park Avenue stores from 12noon to 3pm PLUS: Pet Related Vendors, Caricature Artist, Pet Photographer, Pet TrainersOn the corner of North Park Avenue & Gareld in Downtown Winter Park BENEFICIARY: FOUND ED & H O STED B Y FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 407-644-2969 or stop by our store at 329 Park Avenue North, Winter Park costume contest FOURTEENTH ANNU A L P A RK AVENUE E T SP ONS ORED B Y: R 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 joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. DAVID BJELLA FASHION WEEK

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Page 18 | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 | Winter P ark / Maitland ObserverOpinions Chris Jepson P erspectives ment. Maxim Gorky A bleeding heart liberal? I do not have a particular soft spot in my heart for the entire spectrum of humanity. I dont. My jaw (my thinking) can set, for example, when I see an impoverished teenage mother with three children. I really do not want to support another mans offspring. I just dont. I am a liberal, not because my heart aches (although, it can) for the problems of my fellow man, but because for me it addresses what kind of society we aspire to be? Everyone born in the United States is part of Team America. If we do not subscribe to that basic organizing principle, well, to not embrace that societal standard stitutes a just nation. We are equality stakeholders. Equity for all. Today we are 310 million, on our way to 400 million citizens in the next 35 years, and half a billion people by centurys end. Every one of us, from my perspective, is part of Team America. Can it rationally be any other way? Consider that. We can argue, as does Americas political right-wing, that We are not our brothers keeper. That essentially it is every American for herself (except, of course, when it comes to her uterus). Intellectually, I understand and appreciate that argument. If we lived in the best of all possible worlds we would tors. Wed take care of our own and mind our own business. Live and let live. Ideally, wed all be responsible citizens and bad things wouldnt happen to you or your fellow citizen. My Republican father (if alive) would now ask at this point, What have you been drinking? India is what some on the right are OK with America becoming. I see the United States differently. For that teenage dropout mother, the one pushing a shopping cart full of children, with her belly full of another, not one of her childrennot oneasked to be born into poverty with an irresponsible juvenile for a mother. My goodness. Life is about leg-ups, about people who enter our lives and change them for the better. That is what we want for more Americans. So, to the degree we can, let us fashion a society that empowers more of Americas daughters (and sons) to responsibly manage their lives so as to have fewer unintended children. We want a world for our children where the mother and the father capably sustain, nay, more than just sustain, advantage their offspring. How do you approach that challenge? We want, as a culture, to create enriched early childhoods; environments that advance childhood forward. As a liberal, I consider it wise and pragmatic to collectively discuss how America pursues that objective. To the degree that fewer Americans are born into poverty and more into households of sustaining parents, how do we go about pursuing that objective? Looking 35-50 years out. A number of Americas challenges have undeniable links to early childhood development. No getting around it. I recommend fewer babies born into poverty, and for those children who are so born, it behooves us as a culture to wisely consider them our children as well. We are all members of Team America.Members of T eam America 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 Louis Roney Play On! our great nation is sinking into a mire of lower standards of self-satisfaction, and is on a journey to a point of no return? I can remember in my youth when our cry was, onward and upward forever. Our original great difference from once all-powerful England was the fact that we did things for ourselves, whereas they depended upon those in their colonies to do the hard work for them. The U.S. refused to be a subservient colony and went on to save England twice in World Wars. long series of occasional indispositions, the last of which being one from which we do not manage to recover. away. I am very lucky indeed in having a good neighbor who frequently brings his workman to do necessary things at our place. Inasmuch as my sight is extremely impaired, my neighbor often sees things that need to be done at our place, and gets them taken care of, thus replacing my eyesight and critical faculties. This kind of good neighbor is more than one could ask foror deserve! that the New York City Opera company is folding. Living in New York for many years, b.w. and I were regular fans of the company. The future of any performing organization is in the hands of the young people in the audience who grow up supporting it. Audiences for great music in this country are continuingly growing older and shrinking, and this makes me wonder if God forbid rock and roll is to take over as the wave of the musical future? Winter Park, the place where I was raised, I suddenly realized that I had spent most of my life in cold climes. I have a big closet full of cold-wear gear that I havent used in the last 33 yearsnor do I intend to. of the great singers of my generation, and often have to answer the question, Who was the greatest of them all? and my answer is the miraculous Swedish tenor Jussi Bjrling a nice guy too. to talk behind other peoples backs as long as what you say is true. I feel that it is better also to tell the others what you have said. all the kids who were in my Winter Park grammar school class knew the song, The Great Ship Titanic and we used to sing it in class. My father was an American Lieutenant in France in WWI. The seeds of WWII were buried in the Treaty of waiting for a guy named Adolf Hitler. My father volunteered in the Navy in 1942 and so both men in our little family were Naval slip twixt the cup and the lip. Whether its Spanish or Icelandic, that saying is sure true in my life. These days its hard to get off the ground some grandiose things I am intending to write. Often I get up in the morning with a good idea in my head, then when I get to the keyboard after tooth brushing, coffee, and throwing on a few odds and ends of clothing, I cant remember my great idea or else my idea is not so great after all. I must then come up with a new and better idea, and the news of the day nowadays is not a happy source of inspiration. of Tennessean 1946 Miss America talent winner Marguerite McClelland, soprano, the beautiful Juliet to my Romeo in our 1947 coast-to-coast tour of Gounods opera Romeo and Juliet. Hows tricks? About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Weve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. Its supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, were actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time. Top businessmen and investors such as Warren Buffet, John Henry and Jeff Bezos are demonstrating that newspapers are still lucrative investments. And despite gloomy predictions, our circulation revenue is actually rising. Were experimenting and transforming to match the pace of our innovative and digitally-driven world. Digital and bundled percent uptick in circulation revrise in circulation revenue since 2003. Newspaper content is now ubiquitous, available and accessed on every platform and device. Recent Scarborough research also shows that across all print, digital and mobile platforms, a full 70 percent of U.S. adults read newspaper content each week. Thats more than 164 million adults 144 million of whom still pick up the print copy. And despite the common perception that the younger, digitally-native generation has abandoned newspapers, this study shows quite the opposite. Some 57 percent of young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 34, read newspaper content in a given week. This is a strong indication that the industry is still a relevant and vital source of information, even to Millennials, who coincidentally also contribute heavily to the growth of mobile reader ship, which jumped 58 percent over the last year. The reason for this is simple. With the deluge of information available on the Internet, people of all ages rely heavily on sources they trust to provide accurate content and quickly sift fact from Newspapers consistently and reliably provide the most up-to-date, accurate and impor tant news. And our audiences recognize this, rating newspapers as the most trusted of all media forms in a recent Nielsen study. While 56 percent say they trust newspapers, 52 percent trust local television and only 37 percent trust social media. Todays technology has only proven how valuable this content is by providing a platform to widen the audience for each story, which can now be taken and repeated, shared, tweeted, condensed and emailed countless times a day. Newspapers have always been the cornerstone of our society, and that did not change with the digital revolution. Ever since the Philadelphia Evening Post of Independence, our newspapers have continued to unite us as communities and as a nation. News media connects us through stories, keeping us informed on school board decisions, local heroes, national budgets and international The publics right to know is essential to preserving our unique American democracy, and newspapers serve the vital role of independent watchdogs keeping governments, businesses and other institutions in check. Without a free press that can protect its sources, American democracy will suffer. The newspaper industry will continue to innovate and transform with the times, just like any other industry. But one thing will never change: Our historic promise to connect, inform, investigate and foster an educated society. Newspapers are still the cornerstone of democracyCAROLINE H. LITTLE Guest Columnist

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013Serving Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, College Park and Goldenrod50+ tax WPMOBSERVER.COM Bob Homer had spent 19 years passing snow cones through the sliding window of Rainbow Sno-Cones frozen treats from grape and chocolate to polar punch and tigers blood, a mix of coconut and strawberry. It had been a popular spot with a loyal following. He never expected to leave. Not like this. Not when business was as good as it ever had been. Homer had just paid his rent when he got the letter in early September from property owner Steve Kropp, telling him to vacate in 30 days. The rent had steadily increased over the years for his space off Corrine Drive in Audubon Park, Homer said, but he still found a way to get by. Now he was being evicted by a landlord he suspected was replacing him with an eerily similar business. It was very unfortunate, said Homers wife Karen, who also works at the shop. I dont like to bash anybody, but I just think it was all in the plans from the start. Its just an unfortunate situation, especially for us, when youve been there for 19 years, we had all that clientele built up and here we have to move. We hope the people follow. Homer had been wary of his landlord for almost a year and a half, starting when a similar business, Ice Cream Treats and C e n t e r F o r L i f e S c i e n c e s Ten Week Executive Level Weight-Loss ProgramNutritional Supplements Exercise Six Days per Week Hypnotherapy / Neuro-Relationship / Acupuncture Individual & Focused Group TherapyA Medically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Program2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413Final Registration Date October 5th First Class October 7th 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC The Winter Park Economic Development Advisory Board discussed the true potential of the citys major corridors during last months meeting on Sept. 17 the beginnings of an attempt to revitalize the area following the recent recession. Board members gave their thoughts on tackling the issue of urban sprawl, in the sense that the city isnt using land to its full potential. member Steve Flanagan said. We only have so much land in Winter Park, and we only have so much of that land in places that could add to the economic development of the city. If its not used wisely and sustainably, then its a waste. Members of the board discussed a number of ways to bring in commercial development, including an incentive program to cover the cost of water and sewer for new businesses and loosening land use regulations. Board chairman Marc Reicher said that redeveloping some older, larger properties along the citys commercial corridors could reap a much greater value, even if it may upset local resiWhen you have this visioning process, you dont want to be more divided at the end of it, you want to be closer, Reicher said. Youre still going to have opinions and thats what makes Winter Park really unique and cool, but I just think theres areas we can talk about on all of these corridors. An economic development report presented at the Sept. 9 City Commission work session showed that the city continues to struggle to regain jobs and lower the unemployment rate. As of August 2012, 7.4 percent of Winter Park residents were unemployed just 1.7 percent lower RR oad to reco very for Lee, FF airbanksWinter Park board explores revitalizing citys entry corridorsTIM FREED Ocserver staff Please see ROADS on page 15Central Florida drivers could soon be seeing yellow a little longer at stoplights on local streets. A recent ruling by the state of Florida mandates for longer minimum yellow-light times at intersections rigged with red-light cameras, giving cities using the cameras until the new year to comply. The new standards give drivsecond at most, depending on the speed limit at each intersection, to camera can catch them. Maitland Transportation Engineer Charlie Wallace said the city, which operates nine red-light will look to see if its lights need recalibration to comply with the new regulations by December. Its a little more than just recalibrating [the times], Wallace said. We need to check the trafdoing anything to mess them up. The extension of the light lengths has been considered a small victory for those who claimed the signals were unfairly short and led to an increase of citations caught on camera. But Maitland Deputy Police Chief Bill McEachnie said he doubts the change will have much impact on the number of tickets doled out. Most of the people who run RR ed light cameras hit crossroads SS ARAH WILSON Obser ver staff Please see RED LIGHT on page 2 AA fter cold war, hope for just dessertsFriendly competition turns icy, forcing snow cone biz to split TIM FREED Observer staff Please see SS NO wW CONES on page 2 PH oO T oO BY SARAH w W ILSON THE oO BSERVER EE merging designer contestants strutted their stuff at a special one-night-only fashion event a t TT uni in WW inter P P ark O O ct. 2. Julia C C hews winning designs will be featured O O ct. 19. FF ashion night PP HOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSER vV ERBob HH omer had to take his longtime business elsewhere after his landlord evicted him after 19 years of success. National Newspaper Week

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Page 2 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver Autumn Art FestivalWinter Park40th Annual SNOW CONES | AA fter moving six miles, evicted dessert seller hopes customers follow him to new home Eats, opened next door, separated by a half wall. The way I see it, I had more people coming in and was making a lot more money than they were, Homer said. But when Homer realized the ice cream shops owner was Kropp, the friendly competition turned ominous. It was an option for them to get me out and take over ... I heard theyre going to put in snow cones after I leave. new location, and quickly found a new space along Howell Branch Road about 6 miles away from their original window. Unlike the old shop, customers can now walk inside and sit down to enjoy their snow cones. Homer said that this will keep customers coming even when theres bad weather not that it stopped customers in the past. About a month ago, these two older ladies in their 60s came all the way from Winter Garden during a torrential downpour, Homer said. I said Get back in the car, Ill bring it to you. Since the news broke out about the move, hundreds of loyal customers have shops Facebook page in support. Homer said that 70 to 80 percent of his customers now live closer to Rainbow Sno-Cones thanks to the move. Back at Ice Cream Treats and Eats, Kropp admitted that he cut off Homers lease to expand Ice Cream Treats and Eats, and that they plan to sell Hawaiian shaved ice in Homers old space. I have bigger plans for that space and wanted to expand my operations, Kropp said. It was month-tomonth and I told him I wasnt going to renew it. Nothing against Bob, I wish him well. Homer and his wife are looking for an attorney to get a better understanding of their legal rights. But Lonnie Groot, an attorney who serves as the city attorney in Oviedo, said that a property owner has every right to ask a tenant to leave as long as they give enough notice in advance. Homer still feels upset over the relocahome. Nearly two decades at his original location had brought countless memories: Children he served 19 years ago now bringing children of their own, the elderly women who drove all the way from Winter Garden every Sunday, joking with the kids and tossing snowballs through his window. It still bothers me, but right now Im just trying to keep myself low key on it, Homer said. Homer said the new location for Rainbow Sno-Cones will be open by the end of this week, a fresh start for the frosty business. As Homer and his wife up shop at 3724 Howell Branch Road, a heavy rainstorm started. Homer couldnt see the rain, but heard it loud and clear from behind the large windows taped with paper to keep the paint off. Moments later, the sun peaked through the millions of raindrops and creating a double rainbow on the horizon. It looks brighter now, said Homer, looking out the front door of his new location. Homer saw a bright future for Rainbow Sno-Cones as well. CON TT INU EE D F RR OM f F R onON T p P A GE PP HOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSER vV ER TT he former home of RR ainbow SS noCC ones is being revamped by its new owner, the buildings landlord, who had built an ice cream shop next door before evicting the competition to expand his business. It was an option for them to get me out and take over ... I heard theyre going to put in snow cones after I leave. RED lL IGHT | CC ameras could be outlawed by statethem, run them really good, he said, adding that the extra half a second, in most cases, may not make much of a difference. year, McEachnie said Maitland had 12,507 paid redlight camera violations, which netted $938,038 in revenue for the city. The remainder of revenue from each $158 citation goes back to the state. But Im always looking at it from the public safety side, McEachnie said. Revenue is a side issue. We look at it as a good thing for the city. He said in the implementing the cameras from 2011 to 2012, the police department saw a marked decrease in accidents at the intersections where the camer as were installed. But, he said, its too soon to tell whether that decrease would be short-term due to increased attention following camera installation, or if the trend will continue long-term as the lenses keep snapping. But if some legislators in Tallahassee get their way, the camera bulbs may burn out sooner than local police stations would like. Last month, State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, to ban the use of red-light cameras statewide, proposing that the cameras are primarily unfairly used to provide revenue rather than safety. CON TT INU EE D F RR OM f F R onON T p P A GE ARCHI vV E PP HOTO BY ISAAC bB A bB COCK THE OBSER vV ER RR ed light cameras have seen controversy in the state legislature, with many viewing the cameras as a cash grab for governments ra ther than a tool to improve safety.

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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 3City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 28 in the Council Chambers, 1776 Independence Lane. Below is the agenda for that meeting. OO ld Businesssource Ordinance DD ecisionstion for Parks & Recreation ner Cities to Continue FlexBus Development Rehab and LiningPublic Period CC onsent A A genda Meeting Minutes of Sept. 23, 2013 ing Commission Meeting Minutes of Sept. 5, 2013 Adjustments Meeting Minutes of May 23, 2013 ing Services Agreement Alcalde & Fay, Ltd. gineering Services Negotiations erine Drive Paving DD iscussion For updates, please check our website at itsmymaitland.com GG oing green with a Volt Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANK*Application fee is $245. If loan does not close for any reason, the application fee will not be refunded. Please note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw these products or certain features thereof without prior notification. For a limited time, when you apply for a mortgage at Trustco, your application fee will be refunded at the closing!* 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Maitland City Talk bB Y HH OWARD SS CHIEFERDECKER MAYOR

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Page 4 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPM o O BSERVER.C o O MPUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAG iI NG EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comA ssoSSO C iI A teTE editorEDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESI GNGN ERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com stST AFF W ritersRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed AA llison O O lcsvay Kristy Vickery CC OLU MNMN ISTSChris JepsonJepson@MediAmerica.usLouis RoneyLRoney@cfl.rr.comJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.com AA DVERTISI NGNG S AA LESLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.comL eE GA lL NotiNOTI C eE AdvertisiADVERTISI NG AA shley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.com subsSUBS C riptioRIPTIO N sS /C irIR C ulUL A tioTIO NLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MeME M berBER oO F: Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of CommerceWinter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect.TU rR N stilSTIL E MED iI A G rR OU pPCC H AA IR MANMAN Rance CrainPRESIDE NN T/ CC EOFrancis XX FarrellV iI C eE P resideRESIDE N tsTS Patti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 EE stablished in 1989 by Gerhard J. WW M M unster The Knights (4-1, 1-0) will have another week to think about what went wrong in their unusual win at Memphis (1-3, 0-1), as they prepare to face No. 8 Louisville in Kentucky (5-0) on Oct. 18. In one of the most bizarre victories in recent memory, the Knights scored twice in 9 seconds and intercepted a would-be touchdown in the end zone to snatch a 24-17 win in Memphis on Saturday. That win was looking like a loss for the majority of the game, as Memphis jumped out to an early lead and two minutes left in the game. But just as a sputtering UCF offense that had barely crested 250 yards in the game came alive, a series of game-deciding plays would come from the offense, special teams, and defense on successive drives to win the game. We never give up, head coach George OLeary said after the teams comeback against South Carolina the week before. Against Memphis, they made the comeback pay off, though unexpectedly. Diving into the end zone with just more than two minutes to play, Storm Johnson was seemingly capping off a routine scoring drive when, still lying atop a pile of bodies, he let the ball pop out. In the ensuing split second scramble for the ball UCF offensive lineman Chris Mar tin snagged the ball while he was lying in the end zone, scoring the TD that would lead to the game-tying extra point. Seconds later the Knights would score again, taking their biggest lead of the game with a wild fumble on the kickoff by Memphis Marquis Wofford that was grabbed by UCF special teams Drico Johnson, who raced into the end zone in what would be the game-winning score. That wild 14-point swing in only 9 seconds became even more dramatic when the Knights let the Tigers drive 69 yards in 71 seconds to the end zone, but UCF defensive end Terrance Plummer picked off pass from halfback Brandon Hayes in a risky play in the end zone for a touchback, effectively ending the game with 35 seconds left. Just like in their narrow loss to South Carolina the week before, turnovers proved the critical plays in deciding the win. The Knights intercepted the Tigers three times, two of them coming on would-be touchdown passes ception and their fumble recovery both set off drives that ended in key UCF scores. The Knights, who didnt pick up 100 yards on offense until midway through the third quar ter, made nearly all of their turnovers count. And unlike against South Carolina, where turnovers destroyed scoring chances for the Knights, they didnt give up the ball once against Memphis. Quarterback Blake Bortles, who threw for a career-high 358 yards against South Carolina, only threw for 160 yards against Memphis, his worst performance of the season. Storm Johnson, who had made a routine out of breaking 100 yards rushing per game, came up with only 86. Breshad Perriman caught seven passes for 107 yards. The Knights will have their work cut out for themselves against undefeated Louisville. The Cardinals have controlled opponents from the start of the season, steadily ranking in the top 10 in the nation, and easily ranking atop the American Athletic Conference, which UCF joined this season. The two teams have only played one similar opponent so far this season, both facing Florida International. The Knights won their Sept. 6 matchup 38-0. Two weeks later Louisville blew out the Panthers 72-0, allowing only 27 total yards on offense while racking up 464 yards of their own. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Louisville, televised on ESPN. KK nights tested luck at MM emphis II SAAC BA bB COCK Obser ver staff Your Solution for In-Home Care Making sure life gets better with age ARCHI vV E PP HOTO BY ISAAC bB A bB COCK THE OBSER vV ER AA bizarre nish led to a UCFUCF win in MM emphis, but the Knights will need to learn lessons from their brush with the TT igers if they hope to ha ve a chance against N N o. 8 Louisville coming up.

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Tickets Presale Tickets $25 through October 20 Day of the event $30 Half price admission for children ages 3 12 Have your own table $350.00 Includes one linen covered round table with eight chairs & includes 8 tickets Call 407-644-0741 for Tickets www.TasteofMaitland.comAthena Roasted Chicken Francescos Sam Sneads Tavern SoNapa John and Shirleys Catering Upper Crust Desserts RanGetsu Mitchells Fish Market Mellow Mushroom Costco Romanos Macaroni Grill The Sugar Suite Country Club at Deer Run Sams Smoothie Shack Kobe Japanese Steakhouse Dunkin Donuts Jeremiahs Italian Ice Bahama Breeze Honey Baked Ham Jersey Mikes Subs Crispers Browns NY Deli Publix Enzos Restaurant on the Lake Chick-l-A Maitland $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 Which line gives you the best chance for su ccess? 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Park Ave. Below are a few topics of interest: MM ayors RR eport the Family of the Quarter Luke Dunning, Operator 3, Lakes Division Code Enforcement Board, Utilities Advisory Board, Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board CC onsent AA genda tracts and formal solicitations (for a complete listing, please visit ders for several independent contractors who provide specialized services on behalf of the High In(HIDTA). Additionally, approve a purchase order for facility expenses of HIDTA. bor Contract. location of cell antennae on the public safety cell tower; authorize the Mayor to execute the ground lease and Memorandum of Lease. Action Items Requiring Discussion lution No. 1978-07 ment Plan with Duke Energy Florida Public Hearings dinance amending Section 34-30, Title and Ownership of lots and spaces in the city cemeteries, to clarify the ownership interest that may be conferred and to add provision for the city to regain ownership of abandoned rights to be buried within a municipal cemetery. nance amending Chapter 26 Ar ticle III Film Industry to streamand amend certain provisions. Pension Plan sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New > City Commission Agenda.Park AA venue c losed to through trafc Park Avenue will be closed England and Canton avenues from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 40th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, which runs Satur day, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 13. Morse Boulevard will also be closed between New York and Park avenues. CC offee TT alk featuring CC ommissioner C C arolyn CC ooperIf you have a latt beans to grind or you simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you. Please join an informal conversation with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper on Oct. 17, from 8-9 a.m., at the Winter Park Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. CoffeeTalk gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Commissioner over a cup of coffee and chat about any city issues that are of interest to them. Special thanks to Palmanos Cafe, Coffee & Wine Bar for donating the coffee for this special series. For more information, please call 407-599-3428. CC alling all WW inter Park veteransOn Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at 10 a.m., the City of Winter Park will erans Day Celebration. This event will be held in honor of all of the veterans of Winter Park, Fla., at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater located at 721 W. 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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 9 FAMILY CALENDAR OCTOCT 10 TT he HH air Foundations DD ay of HH air and SS kin H H ealth E E xpo is from 6 to 9 p.m. on TT hursday, O O ct. 10, at the WW inter P P ark C C ivic CC enter. Learn about improving hair and skin from local doctors and discuss hair loss, eyelash thinning and skin concerns. Visit harifoundation.org/dayofhairhealth for more information. OCTOCT 11 TT he CC hurch of the Good SS hepherds OO utreach M M inistry F F ish F F ry fundraiser will feature sh, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, baked beans, desserts, plus lemonade or iced tea for only $6. TT akeout is a vailable. I I ts all from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, O O ct. 11, at 331 Lake AA ve. in M M aitland. CC all 407-644-5350 for more information. CC entral Florida M M ineral and Gem S S ociety, a not-for-prot educational organization, is presenting a Fall M M ineral, G G em, Bead & F F ossil S S how on O O ct. 11-13 at Florida NN ational Guard AA rmory, 2809 S S Fern CC reek AA ve., O O rlando. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, etc. For more infor mation, visit cfmgs.org OCTOCT 10 TT he Brookshire HH omecoming is a community celebra tion and food truck fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. TT hursday, O O ct. 10 at B B rookshire E E lementary S S chool. I I nvite your neighbors and friends to celebrate our wonderful new school. B B ring chairs and picnic blankets for this open house and food truck festival featuring C C hi P P hi, Kona Dog, MM onsta Lobsta, T T he Y Y um Y Y um TT ruck, Fat Daddys BB BB Q, TT he C C repe C C ompany and many more. Visit facebook.com/ thebrookshirefund for more information. TT rinity P P reparatory S S chool invites the public to join us for a performance of the theatrical production A A lice in WW onderland. II ts at 4:30 p.m. on O O ct. 10, 7:30 p.m. on OO ct. 11 and 7:30 p.m. on O O ct. 12. Visit trinityprep.org for more information. OCTOCT 12 AA ll are invited to experience TT oward P aradise, a concert presented by the Festival S S ingers at WW inter P P ark P P resbyterian C C hurch at 7:30 p.m. S S aturday, O O ct. 12. AA dmission is free, but donations will be taken. TT he Festival SS ingers are a select, auditioned choral ensemble consisting of men and women from throughout Florida. WW inter P P ark P P resbyterian C C hurch is at 400 SS Lakemont AA ve. C C all 407-647-1467 for more information. OCTOCT 13 TT he 40th annual WW inter Park AA utumn AA rt FF estiv al comes to WW inter PP ark s CC entral P P ark O O ct. 12-13. C C elebrate 40 years of Florida artists at a free sidewalk art show featuring more than 150 artist displays, live entertainment, childrens art activities, and more! P P ark AA venue will be closed to vehicle trafc during the festival. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MM other D D aughter T T ea will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. on S S unday, O O ct. 13 at the RR osen SS hingle CC reek, 9939 UU niversal BB lvd. in O O rlando. YY ou and your little girl will enjo y light petits fours, tea, inspiring activity stations, a doll hair salon, a C C hinese auction, and shopping. YY ou dont want to miss this inspiring experience for girls a ges 5-12! YY our little girl s favorite doll is invited, too! WW e also ask that you bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to the Jewish Family S S ervices P P earl man PP antr y for their TT hanksgiving holiday food drive. For more information, contact AA mber TT ucker a t 407-837-5330 or AA mber T T @orlandojcc.org CC alendar FUNDRAISER Fish Fry For the Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach Ministry DATE:Friday, October 11, 2013WHERE: Church of the Good Shepherd 331 Lake Avenue, Maitland Florida, 32751 407 644 5350 TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PLACE: Parish Hall (follow signs for addl parking) Brookshire HomecomingA Community Celebration and Food Truck Fundraiser Thursday, October 10th 5 8 p.m. Brookshire Elementary School Invite your neighbors and friends to celebrate our wonderful new school! The school will host an open house while Brookshire families and guests enjoy delicious food truck fare. Bring your chairs and picnic blankets. And many more!* The Brookshire Fund is a 501c3 Foundation established in 2013 by Brookshire parents to help provide all Brookshire students with a state of the art learning environment and the highest quality education.For more information, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/thebrookshirefund http://www.twitter.com/brookshire_fund or to make a tax deductible contribution now: https://www.foundationforocps.org/p/20/donate Questions? Brookshire Fund Homecoming Chair Mary Beth Johnston mbkjohnston@gmail.com Business Briefs NN ew chair WW inter PP ark resident C C hris G G ardner was appointed chairman of the B B oard of Governors for C C itizens P P roperty I I nsurance CC orporation in AA ugust. Gardner has 20 years of experience in the retail insurance brokerage business with a specic focus in C C ommercial P P roperty and C C asualty I I nsurance. H H e has served as a member of the C C itizens board since his appointment in July 2011. MM aking educational magic WW alt DD isney W W orld cast members do nated nearly 80,000 pens, approximately 100,000 pencils, more than one million sheets of paper and other items to C C entral Florida schools this year. CC ommunity Bulletin TT op grad RR uth Phyllis KK ing recently graduated from Valdosta S S tate U U niversity with a BB achelor of A A rts in SS ociology. T T he W W inter PP ark resident is one of more than 400 stu dents recognized for meeting the qualications for graduation during the summer 2013 commencement. FF ish without a licenseGovernor SS cott and the Florida Fish and WW ildlife C C onservation C C ommission announced that O O ct. 12 visitors and residents are invited to partake in a saltwater license-free shing day. O O n this day, the requirement to have a recreational saltwater shing license is waived. AA ll other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these license free days.Blankets for the homeless TT he WW inter P P ark S S unday R R unning Group of the O O rlando R R unners C C lub will conduct its sixth annual drive to collect blankets for residents of the M M ens P P a vilion at the C C oalition for the H H omeless of C C entral Florida. TT he main collection site will be P P ark and WW elbourne AA venue at 6:30 a.m. on N N ov. 3. Served steamin hot, and stuffed way over code, get ready to enjoy your meatiest, cheesiest, feastiest, tastiest sub ever. FREE Chips and Medium Fountain Drink when you buy any Sub. Visit our tasty restaurant location at: Firehouse Subs Park Avenue 528 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 407.960.7827 2013 Firehouse Subs. This offer valid with coupon at participating restaurants. Prices and participation may vary, see restaurant for details. Limit one per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offers. 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Page 10 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserverLifestyles Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week returns for its seventh edition this fall, beginning Sunday, Oct. 13. Inspired by fashion week events held around the country, the local version is just that: a salute to local boutiques, designers, salons and models that best showcase Winter Parks fashion and design community. The seven-day event is made possible by a volunteer-driven committee of local retailers, event planners and industry experts who work year-round to ensure the week captures the essence of Park Avenue and its fashions. This years committee is led by Sarah Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch. As in years past, local retailers have created a series of special events to attract customers to their stores. Some of the events include trunk shows and designer meet-and-greets, which are great at new designs and meet the people behind the fashions. One such event is happening on Tuesday at Blue Door Denim Shoppe. Shoppers can meet Diane Meltz, a local designer who uses hand-selected fabrics to create unique day and evening wear tops, during her Sophisticated Peacock trunk show. Other events feature local celebrities, such as at SEEs Cupcakes, Cateyes and Cocktails event where Food Network Star contestant Emily Ellyn will show off her retro-rad eyewear while serving Gigis Cupcakes and Brown-Forman cocktails. The event also will have a fun photo op with classic cars along the Avenue from 3 to 6 p.m. For a complete schedule of Kickoff Party at The Alfond Inn, or the Wednesday night fashion show at Matildas on Park, be sure to visit parkavenuefashionweek. com or pick up a guide at par ticipating stores. Then, grab some cute, comfortable shoes and get ready to walk the Avenue to see the sights and sounds of fashion week. To be Charitable is Fashionable Each year Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week, named for fashion lover and Central Florida philanthropist, Harriett Lake, works with a charity partner. For 2013, the event committee selected Women of Hope, an auxiliary group of Community Food and Outreach Center. Look for this group to be at the Runway Show sharing the message of giving people in need a hand up instead of a hand out. AA Look to the FF utureFashion Week would not be complete without an emerging designer element. Each year the event works with local up-and-coming designers who participate in a competition for the opportunity showcase their designs at the Park Avenue Fashion Week Runway Show. This years pool of applicants featured stunning and innovative talent and covered everything from casual wear to couture and swimwear to menswear. A fashion show was held at Maxines on Shine to showcase followed by Project Runwayinspired challenge where three supplies from Tuni. The winner will have their own trunk show at a local boutique in early 2014. PH oO T oO BY ISAAC b B A b B COCK THE oO BSERVER FF ashion hits the runway in W W inter Park this coming week with trunk shows, special sales and a celebration of N N ew YY ork-level proportions, all culminating in a show on O O ct. 19. FF ashion takes off in C C entral ParkERIKA SPENCE GG uest writer Please see FASHION on next pageLifestyles The Mayflower has exceeded my expectations.Like The Mayflower itself, Marion Lawrence has strong ties to both Winter Park and Rollins College. She lived for years in the heart of the city, and her late husband Samuel donated the land for what is now known as the Lawrence Center, which houses some of Rollins business and administrative offices. The Mayflowers connection to both town and gown is just one of many benefits that attract residents like Marion. Moving here was the smartest choice for me, she explains. I wanted to be taken care of, but not overwhelmed. Here, I have all the backup I need . and it feels wonderful to have left the headaches of home maintenance behind. The Mayflower hasnt just lived up to my expectations; it has exceeded them!If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. 88141 PR AD WPO 10/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower.com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 P REPARING FOR THE W HAT IFS IN LIFE [ a smart choice ] MAY 982 Lawrence Ad_WPO.indd 1 9/18/13 2:44 PM

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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 11 UU nder the TT entThe most anticipated event a spectacular runway show in Central Park West Meadow. Throughout the week the area is transformed into an event space la New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park with a 20,000-squarefoot air conditioned tent designed by Arena Americas. By Saturday night, the show is expected to bring nearly 900 guests, plus 120 models, 50 volunteers and vendors to the downtown area. Stores participating on the runway include Bella, Blue Door Denim Shoppe, Charyli, Cur rent, Eyes & Optics, Forema, iLashWorks, John Craig Clothier, LaBella Intimates & Boutique, Lilly Pulitzer, Lizs Fashion Experience, The Collection Bridal, The Unique Diamond Boutique, Tuni, Red Carpet Couture and Wear able Art Winter Park. special lounge area designed by Scan Design and sponsored by Cloak & Dapper. Here, guests will area restaurants including Luma on Park, Peroni, Winter Park Fish Company, Matildas on Park, Cocina 214 and Olive Garden. sold out, Runway Show tickets are available for just $50 at parkavenuefashionweek.com. EE rika SS pence is the senior director of marketing and communica tions at the WW inter P P ark C C hamber of C C ommerce.PH oO T oO S BY ISAAC b B A b B COCK THE oO BSERVER HH arriett Lake, in blue, watches the 2012 Park AA venue F F ashion W W eek runway show which returns as the nale to this weeks Fashion WW eek events. TT he showcase begins O O ct. 13 with trunk shows, sales and more to get visitors revved up for the S S aturday night show. FASHION | V II P tickets nearly sold out for runway show finale CON TT INU EE D F RR OM p P REV iou IOU S p P A GE Say Thank You! This is something I am teaching my son. Hes 22 months old, by the way. As I was growing up, I was told many times to say Thank You. But now that I am an adult on my own, I sometimes struggle to say Thank You. An inter estingly bizarre phenomenon has crept its way into my heart and mind throughout the years. Its called entitlement I was previously the Senior Pastor of College Park UMC,and without fail, every month, there would be a smash and grab break-in to someones car in our parking lot. In fact, at one point, the whole neighborhood seemed to be getting robbed. Three people on my street had their homes broken into. It seemed unstoppable and unavoidable. But there is one thief I want you to know about that you can stop. This thief has robbed more joy from more people than almost anything else I know. The thief is named entitlement. When we feel entitled to something, we believe that we are the magnet of the universe and that all things we deserve will automatically come our way, just because. Thats when thank you becomes just a sutle expression of courtesy. Thats when thankfulness gets robbed, and all the simple joys of life with it. Yes, you work hard, I know. Yes, you are probably a good person, I know. Yes, you may have even drunk a V-8 rather than eating that doughnut, I know. But I also know that entitlement can creep into the heart of any of us. In short, entitlement means taking our selves too seriously, and devaluing the time and efforts of others. Entitlement means thankfulness goes out the window because, deep down inside, we believe that it is all owed to us. King Solomon, who seemed to have it all, was still found wanting more, and more, and more. Yet he realized this one truth about the real ity of life; regardless of who you are or where you are from, time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) Like a game of cards, you never know what hand you will be dealt. All we can do is play our cards as best we canNo one is promised tomorrow. That leaves only today. I promise you, if you let entitlement creep into your heart, your joy will be robbed. Thankfulness will be replaced by emptiness. But today, if you choose to be thankful, truly thankful, just wait and see what joy comes. So today, let us give thanks. About The Author Rev. Daniel Ivey is the Associate Pastor of Asbury UMC in Maitland, FL and former Senior Pastor for the College Park UMC. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Psychology, Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and is pursuing a Masters in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling, at the University of Central Florida. Celebrating Life, Faith and the Power of Hope Thankfulness Relationship Tip for Today If entitlement is the effect of devaluing other peoples time and efforts, let your loved one, or even a stranger, know that they are valued, and truly appreciated, by saying a sincere Thank You! OurLifeToday October 2013 OurLifeToday.Org Our_ Today, let a loved one or even a stranger know they are truly valued...say Thank You. Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey To Joy By Nancy L. Demoss, Foreword By Joni Eareckson Tada-by intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced by joy... Radical Gratitude: discovering joy through everyday thankfulness by Ellen Vaugh, foreword by Chuck Colson-...Her storytelling (is) a delight... A Thankful Heart: how gratitude brings hope and healing to your life by Carole Lewis For children: Just So Thankful by Mercer MayerGood Things to Read

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Page 12 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver HomesObserver Serving Central Florida Over 32 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: Serving Central Florida Over 32 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: HH aunt your house DD ont outsmart yourself on priceIts that special time of year again, Halloween. Whether youve got kids or youre just a big kid at heart, theres plenty of spooky fun to be had by all. Here are three cheap and easy ways to haunt your home in no time for all hallows eve.Pumpkins! Everyone loves a good gourd, so this year why not take a less traditional turn on our dear friend Jack OLantern. Try coating your pumpkin in glue and then Epsom salts. Hes bound be to the apple of everyones eye with his sparkly new coat. Want something artistic but a little bit less well, glittery? Grab a drill and carve a chevron, polka dot or stripe pattern into your pumpkin. Add a battery operated LED candle and youve got glow for hours! DIYDIY ghost All you need for this one is some cheesecloth, a 2-liter soda bottle, a ball, spray starch, and some wire. Place the ball atop the 2-liter bottle, extend the wires out to either side like arms, drape the cheesecloth and spray! Once dry remove the supports and youve got your own Casper the friendly ghost. EE yeball wreathThis is a wreath sure to get all eyes on you. Youll need: eightdozen rubber glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, a 12-inch foam wreath, black crepe streamers, and some to pictures on DIYNetwork.com, search eyeball wreath. Eye am sure youll love making it! Be safe and have a ghoulishly good time this year! CC hristina RR ordam is a local RR ealtor. CC ontact her a t 407-928-8294 or C C hristina S S ells O O rlando.comRestricted inventory of existing homes in Orange and Seminole counties has been a major contributor to rising prices in recent months. And there doesnt appear to be any end in sight, at least in the foreseeable future. values growing incrementally by more than four percent a year and cumulatively by 22 percent in part by tighterthannormal inventory of homes for sale, robust demand attributable to higher affordability, low mortgage interest rates, and a stronger general economy. The surveys prediction is based on growth rates exceeding home value growth rates in the 12 years preceding the onset of the housing bubble that culminated in the Great Recession. Locally, that growth rate appears to be headed in the right direction. That said, I always cau tion sellers to not outsmart their common sense or anybody elses when it comes to putting a price tag on their home, whatever the market conditions. Before listing your home for sale, consult a local Realtor who is knowledgable of your market and can provide comps and methodologies that can make you feel comfortable with your asking price. When fairly priced, your home will typically attract more than one interested buyer and when all is said and done your home will usually sell for 95-100 percent of your asking price. Competitive bids create an ideal situation for the seller because buyers will pay fair market price and sometimes even more to keep competing buyers from getting the home. On the other hand, an overpriced home stays on the market longer and buyers begin to wonder if ther e is something wrong with your home. It invariably ends up being labeled a troubled property and often sells for less than what it would have if it were priced competitively when originally introduced on the market. Buyers are reluctant to make offers on unreasonably priced properties because they dont want to negotiate with what is perceived as an unreasonable seller. So dont let the perception of having a negotiating buffer become an obstruction to the sale of your home. While ther e is plenty of demand from buyers in the local market, there just arent enough homes to choose from, especially in price ranges under $400,000. We can likely expect more price increases driven by a continued tight market and limited inventories in lower and moderate price ranges. Some increases in new building will help balance supply. In view of the continued climb in existing home prices, I always caution sellers not to be over zealous by overpricing their homes which often gets in the way of a good deal. Get a fair market evaluation fr om a reputable Realtor so that you can price it at fair market value. When you do that your home will likely sell that much faster, and at a better price. SS cott HH illman is president of Fannie HH illman + AA ssociates, a 32-year-old WW inter PP ark-based real esta te company specializing in residential real estate sales. H H e can be reached at (407) 644-1234 or at scott@fanniehillman.com. Large Maitland Home Winter Park Home Winter Park Home www.fanniehillman.com Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. Walk to Park Avenue New Listing Pending Christina RR ordam Keepin it RR eal EE state SS cott HH illman IN GATED MAITLAND CLUB W/ 24 HR GUARD & MORE UPDATED WP COTTAGE W/ NEW KITCHEN & BATH SECLUDED ESTATE HOME IN THE HEART OF MAITLAND GREAT WP LOCATION W/ DETACHED 1-CAR GARAGE Voted Best Real Estate Agency by Winter Park/Maitland Observer Readers www.fanniehillman.com

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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 13 rfntfbttr r tft f INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerDebbie TassellRealtor Sales Assoc. Orlando $498,000 4 BR | 4 BA | 4,650 SF Winter Park $450,000 4 BR | 4 BA | 2,006 SF Maitland 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,313 SF SOLD407.645.4321 HOUSES WANTED!!! Get a FREE No Obliga on CASH O er On Your House Within 24 Hours! (855) 755-1818 www.Circle18Homes.com CASH $$$ QUICK CLOSE ANY PRICE RANGE ANY CONDITION ANY SITUATION A majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future and they are thinking more about purchasing a home now than in past years, reveals a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. Given that information, it shouldnt come as a surprise that the survey also found that Americans overwhelmingly believe decision. Renters are increasingly recownership, says Orlando Regional Realtor Association Chairman Steve Merchant, owner-broker of Global Realty Inter national. In addition to its many ing a stable, safe environment home are even more apparent to renters now. Nationwide, its an average of 41 percent cheaper to own than to rent! Homeowner ship also is one of the best ways the long term. In most cases, the The NARs 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey, which measures consumers attitudes and concerns about housing opportunities, found that Americans outlook on the housing mar ket is improving. Nearly four in 10 an increase in activity within their local housing market in the past year, compared to just 22 percent that reported a slowdown in activity. The survey also found that more than two-thirds of those sur veyed said now is a good time to buy. Its a sellers market in our low-inventory area, which makes it challenging for buyers, says Merchant. However, that doesnt mean there arent still opportunities for buyers. Home prices are still very affordable for the typical buyer. There are a few basic tips for renters or move-up buyers looking for a new place to call home. First, know your credit history and understand how the credit nancial research and get prequaliare low and sellers often receive multiple bids, so its imperative to be ready to make an offer quickly. Finally, determine a priority list for what you need and want in a home, so that you know it when you see it. Most importantly, contact a Realtor to assist you in your home search and purchase. Realtors are the most trusted resource for real estate information and can give buyers the advantage they need in todays market. National Association of Realtors Ten-hut! All active military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families are invited to learn about the homeownership oppor tunities and challenges facing military personnel at a free workshop on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Orlando Regional Realtor Homeownership Luncheon and Post No. 4287 (3500 S. Goldenrod Road, Orlando) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch is included. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To save your spot, please call 407-513-7268 or email education@orlandorealtors. org by Thursday, Oct. 10. Realtors are devoted to meeting the homeownership needs of all our citizens, says ORRA Chairman Steve Merchant, USMC (Ret.), owner-broker of Global Realty International. It is an honor and a duty for ORRA and our Realtors to help who those serve our country achieve the American dream of homeownership. The workshop will present and the various homeownership programs, resources and services available to military personnel. Topics to be covered include: credit requirements gram and automated systems ment of eligibility quirements and waiver process Attendees will also receive a list of Orlando Realtors who have recently earned Florida Military These Realtors have been specially trained to better serve the homeownership needs of military personnel as they buy and sell their homes, and are well versed in disability issues, assistance programs and advising The workshop, along with the Florida Military Specialist certidized by a grant awarded to the ORRA Market Diversity Subcommittee. Orlando Regional Realtor Association MM ost renters dream of owning as rental rates climb OO rlando RR egional RR ealtors invite military to free workshop

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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 15 E X Q U I S I T E & E X T R A O R D I N A R Y R E S I D E N C E 5 B E D 4 1 / 2 B A T H 407 697 M A I T L A N D 3 6 3 9 S Q F T C U S T O M H O M E ROADS | FF ive roads could be beautifiedthan the 9.1 percent unemployment rate peaking in late 2009. The number of residents living below the poverty line also spiked by 4 percent during the recession, topping off at 12.5 percent of the city population. The report attributed these ongoing problems to a lack of consensus on a community vision, a growth and preservation and not having clear enough long-term economic development goals. In response to the study, the Economic Development Advisory Board plans to launch a secommercial corridors: Denning Drive, Fairbanks Avenue, Aloma Avenue, Lee Road and U.S. Highway 17-92. The board decided that a study will be conducted on U.S. 17-92 to search for properties that could see future growth, while Fair banks Avenue will be studied and analyzed to get a better picture of what it will look like completely built out. Members of the advisory board recognized how crucial the corridors are to the economic development of the city. Winter Parks Planning and Community Development Director Dori Stone threw out the idea of getting a general consensus from residents on the issues at hand. I think the visioning process that I see is taking ourselves physically out into the community and going to schools, community centers and neighborhoods and really doing almost like a census type of visioning response, Stone said. that everything would fall into place as long as the board focused on the citys development. A philosopher said that if you dont know where youre going, any road will do, Flanagan said Where I think we ought to be what is the optimal development for the city of Winter Park. Stone and the board plan to discuss the corridors further indepth during their next meeting on Oct. 15. CON TT INU EE D F RR OM f F R onON T p P A GEIf its not used wisely and sustainably, then its a waste. PP HOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSER vV ER FF airbanks A A venue has already seen impro vement along its western gateway to the city.

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Page 16 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver NN ow through NN ov. 10 D D racula by S S hakespeare and C C o. Long before True Blood, Dracula, the original prince of darkness, reigned over the world of the undead. Now Orlando Shakes invites us to experience the celebrated gothic thriller in a one-man tour-de-force that uses Bram Stokers original text of journal entries and newspaper clippings for an evening of bloody thrills. Draculas inventive theatricality is working its sorcery through Nov. 10. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org OO ct. 10 SS inger MM arc Broussard and F F ull S S ail release concert videoSinger Marc Broussard, in collaboration with that cauldron of creativity Full Sail University, today releases Marc Broussard video. Coming on the heels of Broussards latest album, the performance shot on location at With more than an hour of live recordings, featuring 14 tracks, Broussards unique sound is marcbroussard.com and fullsail. edu OO ct. 11 to 31 Phantasmagoria I I V H H ell HH ath R R isen The fourth installment of what has become an annual Halloween celebration, this year titled Risen, will storm the Shakespeare Center beginning this weekend and running through Oct. 31. With new stories and large-scale puppetry interacting with live actors, dancers, and haunted storytelling, this theatrical pays homage to Poe, Dickens and other literary masters who dabbled in the dark. Under the direction of John DiDonna, Kevin Becker and Seth Kubersky; choreography by Mila direction by Bill Warriner; and original music by Tod Kimbro talents in Central Florida. Call 407-328-9005 or credit card orders online at redchairproject.com OO ct. 12 OO rlando Philharmonic and the OO rlando G G ay C C horusOn Oct. 12, the Orlando Philharmonic will open its Pops series with a concert titled An American Salute featuring the Orlando Gay Chorus and conductor Albert Schram. With all the fervor of American patriotism, the program includes America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic and Tchaikovskys Overture. With performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Chorus changes hearts through music, serving as goodwill ambassadors on behalf of the LGBT community. The performances are set for the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil. orgJosh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Thursday, October 10 Sunday, October 13Enjoy savings up to at your favorite Park Avenue merchants! PP lease see CU lL TURE on next page rfrntb Sponsored in part by:Robert & Tricia EarlPhoto: Michael Cairns ORLAND oO GAY CH oO RUS This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Midnight Movies: ERASERHEAD Sat 11:59PM FilmSlam Vote for the best local independent cinema! Sun 1PM Held Over! IN A WORLD. Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:15 Wednesday Night Pitcher Show KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE FREE on the lawn at Eden Bar Wed 8PM Saturday Matinee Classics: FRANKENSTEIN Sat 12PM

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WW inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | Page 17 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Health Care Reform 10am-11:30am Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 Chair Pilates 1:30pm-2pm (also 25th) Hosted by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.949.6733 Freedom/Optimum Seminar 3:30-4:30 Also: Wed, Oct 23rd 3:30pm-4:30pm Wed, Oct 30th 11am-1pm Presented by Freedom Health Open to the Public. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 Health Care Reform 3pm-4:30pm Also: Fri, Oct 25th 9am-10:30am By Florida Blue-McBride Insurance Agency RSVP 407.230.7825 Senior Club Sponsored by Family Physicians Group 10am 12pm October 14th Computer Club October 21st Movie Day Big Wedding October 28th Casino Day The Real Estate Specialists are IN 10am-1pm (also 21st, 28th) Presented by Exit Real Estate Results By Appointment Only 407.949.6714 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 WellCare Seminar 9:30am-10:30am Also: Wed, Oct 16th 9:30-10:30 Fri, Oct 18th 2:30-3:30 Mon, Oct 21st 3pm-4pm Wed, Oct 23rd 9:30am-10:30am Thurs, Oct 24th 2:30pm-3:30pm Tues, Oct 29th 9:30am-10:30am Wed, Oct 30th, 9:30am-10:30am Thurs, Oct 31st 2:30pm-3:30pm Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 Senior Survival Workshop 2pm 4pm Presented by the Law Ofce of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.8700 AARP Medicare Complete 2pm-3:30pm (also 22nd & 29th ) Presented by LTC Advisors, RSVP 407.949.6722 Health Care Reform 3:30pm-5pm (also 22nd & 29th) Presented by LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Why do hearing aids cost so much? 3pm-4:30pm (also 23rd & 30th) Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407.545.4098Insurance AgencyCalendar of Events October 2013 CU lL TURE | OO ne of FF loridas longest-lived orchestras hits the stage this weekend OO ct. 12 FF estiv al S S ingers of F F lorida to premiere new work The Festival Singers of Florida will present the Florida premiere of Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest at Winter Park Presbyterian Church on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Called peaceful yet exciting, rhythmically strong yet completely comforting, the Festival Singers will premiere the chamber version of the work, which will have its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Call 407-647-1467 or visit winterparkpc.org Oct. 12 and 13 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival The ever-popular Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively. Held annually on the second weekend in October, this sidewalk art-show presents visual arts in all media, live entertainment, childrens activities and the opportunity to purchase artworks from your fellow Floridians! Held in beautiful Central Park, along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, the Festival is free and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. OO ct. 13 FF lorida SS ymphony YY outh O O rchestra to open 57th season The four orchestras that comprise the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra are a major source of pride for Central Florida. The orchestras include: Overture Strings, for performers age 7 to 14; Prelude for ages 9 to 15; Philharmonia, featuring 11 to 18 year olds; and Symphonic, a pre-professional group ages 13 to 20. All four orchestras will present works from composers kovsky on Oct. 13. The program will also feature Faures Elegie for Cello and Orchestra with cellist David Bjella. If youve never experienced one of their concerts, prepare yourself for a level of professionalism that will give you a whole new appreciation of your favorite music. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the OO ct. 13 to 19 HH arrietts P ark A A venue F F ashion W W eekReturning for its seventh season, Harrietts Park Avenue Fashion Week is a celebration of fashion and design and a weeklong tribute to Central Floridas greatest (and most stylish) philanthropist Harriett Lake. For seven days, Winter Park offers trunk shows, designer meetand-greets and the big fashion for Oct. 19, when we will mingle with Floridas fashion elite in the tent in Central Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at week.com OO ct. 18 to NN ov. 17 Venus in FF ur at the M M ad C C ow In this sexy comedy direct from Broadway Mad Cow an unusual young actress who arrives to audition for the lead in playwright Thomas adaptain Fur. During the audition, into dangerous territory as this battle-of-the-sexes asks the audience, Does Art imitate Life? Written by comic mastermind David Ives, this new play will keep you guessing until its comic climax. Call 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com And looking ahead OO ct. 29 to NN ov. 10 T T he Book of MM ormon knocks on OO rlandos door Having won the best musical Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, and the Grammy for Best Musical, one might think this musical has announced the Rapture if it werent for the blasphemy! The Book of Mormon features a book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, the four-time Emmy Awardwinning creators of the animated series, South Park. Its still get tickets on Broadway, and now we can get our tickets right here in Orlando for performances at the Bob Carr. Get yours at Ticketmaster.com, Eola Drive, the Amway Center 982-2787. CON TT INU EE D F RR OM p P REV iou IOU S p P A GE Photo Courtesy of Sandra Johnson Photography FEATURING: Pet Trick or Treat in Park Avenue stores from 12noon to 3pm PLUS: Pet Related Vendors, Caricature Artist, Pet Photographer, Pet TrainersOn the corner of North Park Avenue & Gareld in Downtown Winter Park BENEFICIARY: FOUNDED & HOSTED BY FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 407-644-2969 or stop by our store at 329 Park Avenue North, Winter Park costume contest FOURTEENTH ANNU A L PA RK AVENUE E T SPONS ORED BY: R Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. H H e is a member of the C C uratorial C C ouncil for the MM useum of Florida AA rt. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. DD AVID BJELLA FASHI oO N WEEK

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Page 18 | T T hursday, OO ct. 10, 2013 | W W inter PP ark / M M aitland O O bserver OO pinions CC hris Jepson PP erspectives ment. Maxim Gorky A bleeding heart liberal? I do not have a particular soft spot in my heart for the entire spectrum of humanity. I dont. My jaw (my thinking) can set, for example, when I see an impoverished teenage mother with three children. I really do not want to support another mans offspring. I just dont. I am a liberal, not because my heart aches (although, it can) for the problems of my fellow man, but because for me it addresses what kind of society we aspire to be? Everyone born in the United States is part of Team America. If we do not subscribe to that basic organizing principle, well, to not embrace that societal standard stitutes a just nation. We are equality stakeholders. Equity for all. Today we are 310 million, on our way to 400 million citizens in the next 35 years, and half a billion people by centurys end. Every one of us, from my perspective, is part of Team America. Can it rationally be any other way? Consider that. We can argue, as does Americas political right-wing, that We are not our brothers keeper. That essentially it is every American for herself (except, of course, when it comes to her uterus). Intellectually, I understand and appreciate that argument. If we lived in the best of all possible worlds we would tors. Wed take care of our own and mind our own business. Live and let live. Ideally, wed all be responsible citizens and bad things wouldnt happen to you or your fellow citizen. My Republican father (if alive) would now ask at this point, What have you been drinking? India is what some on the right are OK with America becoming. I see the United States differently. For that teenage dropout mother, the one pushing a shopping cart full of children, with her belly full of another, not one of her childrennot oneasked to be born into poverty with an irresponsible juvenile for a mother. My goodness. Life is about leg-ups, about people who enter our lives and change them for the better. That is what we want for more Americans. So, to the degree we can, let us fashion a society that empowers more of Americas daughters (and sons) to responsibly manage their lives so as to have fewer unintended children. We want a world for our children where the mother and the father capably sustain, nay, more than just sustain, advantage their offspring. How do you approach that challenge? We want, as a culture, to create enriched early childhoods; environments that advance childhood forward. As a liberal, I consider it wise and pragmatic to collectively discuss how America pursues that objective. To the degree that fewer Americans are born into poverty and more into households of sustaining parents, how do we go about pursuing that objective? Looking 35-50 years out. A number of Americas challenges have undeniable links to early childhood development. No getting around it. I recommend fewer babies born into poverty, and for those children who are so born, it behooves us as a culture to wisely consider them our children as well. We are all members of Team America. MM embers of TT eam AA merica Jepson is a 27-year resident of CC entral Florida. HH es scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. R R each him at Jepson@ ME ME D IA IA merica. US US Louis RR oney PP lay OO n! our great nation is sinking into a mire of lower standards of self-satisfaction, and is on a journey to a point of no return? I can remember in my youth when our cry was, onward and upward forever. Our original great difference from once all-powerful England was the fact that we did things for ourselves, whereas they depended upon those in their colonies to do the hard work for them. The U.S. refused to be a subservient colony and went on to save England twice in World Wars. long series of occasional indispositions, the last of which being one from which we do not manage to recover. away. I am very lucky indeed in having a good neighbor who frequently brings his workman to do necessary things at our place. Inasmuch as my sight is extremely impaired, my neighbor often sees things that need to be done at our place, and gets them taken care of, thus replacing my eyesight and critical faculties. This kind of good neighbor is more than one could ask foror deserve! that the New York City Opera company is folding. Living in New York for many years, b.w. and I were regular fans of the company. The future of any performing organization is in the hands of the young people in the audience who grow up supporting it. Audiences for great music in this country are continuingly growing older and shrinking, and this makes me wonder if God forbid rock and roll is to take over as the wave of the musical future? Winter Park, the place where I was raised, I suddenly realized that I had spent most of my life in cold climes. I have a big closet full of cold-wear gear that I havent used in the last 33 yearsnor do I intend to. of the great singers of my generation, and often have to answer the question, Who was the greatest of them all? and my answer is the miraculous Swedish tenor Jussi Bjrling a nice guy too. to talk behind other peoples backs as long as what you say is true. I feel that it is better also to tell the others what you have said. all the kids who were in my Winter Park grammar school class knew the song, The Great Ship Titanic and we used to sing it in class. My father was an American Lieutenant in France in WWI. The seeds of WWII were buried in the Treaty of waiting for a guy named Adolf Hitler. My father volunteered in the Navy in 1942 and so both men in our little family were Naval slip twixt the cup and the lip. Whether its Spanish or Icelandic, that saying is sure true in my life. These days its hard to get off the ground some grandiose things I am intending to write. Often I get up in the morning with a good idea in my head, then when I get to the keyboard after tooth brushing, coffee, and throwing on a few odds and ends of clothing, I cant remember my great idea or else my idea is not so great after all. I must then come up with a new and better idea, and the news of the day nowadays is not a happy source of inspiration. of Tennessean 1946 Miss America talent winner Marguerite McClelland, soprano, the beautiful Juliet to my Romeo in our 1947 coast-to-coast tour of Gounods opera Romeo and Juliet. HH ows tricks? AA bout RR oney: HH arvardDistinguished P P rof, E E m. UC UC F 2004 Fla. AA lliance for the AA rts award ( A A ssisted by beautiful wife Joy R R oney)Weve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. Its supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, were actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time. Top businessmen and investors such as Warren Buffet, John Henry and Jeff Bezos are demonstrating that newspapers are still lucrative investments. And despite gloomy predictions, our circulation revenue is actually rising. Were experimenting and transforming to match the pace of our innovative and digitally-driven world. Digital and bundled percent uptick in circulation revrise in circulation revenue since 2003. Newspaper content is now ubiquitous, available and accessed on every platform and device. Recent Scarborough research also shows that across all print, digital and mobile platforms, a full 70 percent of U.S. adults read newspaper content each week. Thats more than 164 million adults 144 million of whom still pick up the print copy. And despite the common perception that the younger, digitally-native generation has abandoned newspapers, this study shows quite the opposite. Some 57 percent of young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 34, read newspaper content in a given week. This is a strong indication that the industry is still a relevant and vital source of information, even to Millennials, who coincidentally also contribute heavily to the growth of mobile readership, which jumped 58 percent over the last year. The reason for this is simple. With the deluge of information available on the Internet, people of all ages rely heavily on sources they trust to provide accurate content and quickly sift fact from Newspapers consistently and reliably provide the most up-to-date, accurate and important news. And our audiences recognize this, rating newspapers as the most trusted of all media forms in a recent Nielsen study. While 56 percent say they trust newspapers, 52 percent trust local television and only 37 percent trust social media. Todays technology has only proven how valuable this content is by providing a platform to widen the audience for each story, which can now be taken and repeated, shared, tweeted, condensed and emailed countless times a day. Newspapers have always been the cornerstone of our society, and that did not change with the digital revolution. Ever since the Philadelphia Evening Post of Independence, our newspapers have continued to unite us as communities and as a nation. News media connects us through stories, keeping us informed on school board decisions, local heroes, national budgets and international The publics right to know is essential to preserving our unique American democracy, and newspapers serve the vital role of independent watchdogs keeping governments, businesses and other institutions in check. Without a free press that can protect its sources, American democracy will suffer. The newspaper industry will continue to innovate and transform with the times, just like any other industry. But one thing will never change: Our historic promise to connect, inform, investigate and foster an educated society. NN ewspapers are still the cornerstone of democracy CC AROLINE HH LL ITTLE GG uest Columnist

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