Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Title:
Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title:
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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Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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University of Florida
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oclc - 26271684
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WPMOBSERVER.COM USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! THANKSGIVUKKAH? LIFESTYLES, 11 A rivalry returns Knights face old foe USF for the they were too good for UCF. SPORTS, 9 The day after Black Friday PARK STYLE, 13 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 8 CALENDAR .................... 8 SPORTS ...................... 9 LIFESTYLES ................... 11 PARK STYLE .................. 13 CULTURE ..................... 18 OPINIONS .................... 21 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 33 The Winter Park Wedding location on West New England at the corner of New York and raised. wedding chapel. Winter Park repairs needed. ing for Traditional tion in Winter Park. 4. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Two advertising companies fought the Winter Park over billboards that were too close to each other. The city was ready to settle a lawsuit, but it was pushed to a later date. Settlement deal stalls TIM FREED Observer staff Please see LAWSUIT on page 2 ing selling-point plans and try to codes. can help generate new interest. Whether that is an all-in Schieferdecker has proposed his City readies to sell itself SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2 Chapel on the move Wedding Chapel to TIM FREED Observer staff Please see CHAPEL on page 2 Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols 20 and 40-Week Outpatient Programs Suboxone/Subutex For Opioid Abuse Privacy and Confidentiality AssuredMedically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER The Winter Park Wedding Chapel needs $160,000 to move.

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Page 2 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COM PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@cfl.rr.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of Commerce Winter 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 GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #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 Member of: One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmSENIOR CLUB SPONSORED BY FAMILY PHYSICIANS GROUP EVERY MONDAY, 10AM 12PM December 2nd Bingo December 9th Computer Club December 16th Movie Day December 23rd Casino Day December 30th Bingo MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 The Real Estate Specialists are IN! Also: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th (10am-1pm) Presented by EXIT Real Estate Results By Appointment Only 407.949.6714 Well Care Seminar 3pm-4pm Also: Friday, December 6th 9:30am-10:30am Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Dementia Seminar: Everything you want to know, but were afraid to ask. 9am-12pm Hosted by Arden Court, Compass Research & ADRC RSVP 407.949.6733 AARP Medicare Complete 2pm-3:30pm Presented by LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Florida Blue Seminar 3pm-4:30pm By Florida Blue-McBride Insurance Agency RSVP 407.230.7835 Is It Wax or Is It My Hearing? 3pm-4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407.949.6737 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 WellCare Seminar 10am-11am Presented by Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Senior Survival Workshop 2pm-4pm Presented by the Law Ofce of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.7800 We will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th.Calendar of Events December 2013 LAWSUIT | Settlement irks Commission CHAPEL | Nearly 80-year-old building could be saved if moved ther when Max Media threatened Channel holding the city hostage The actions of Max Media and Winter Park area. ding chapel changed all of that. at the front. said. next to the people on the are going to concerned to its long history in Winter Park. sary. said. place. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER T he Chapel hosts more than 100 wedding ceremonies per year. DEVELOPMENT | and wants a relaxation on the C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 4 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR siderate of others. We recently healthy and are doing well. regard for their own personal selfday. day season. Thanksgiving wishes

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Page 6 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thanksgiving wishes at cityofwinterpark.org Giving to those less fortunate The Winter Park Police Depart Skate off that turkey at the ice rink! Holiday Pops in Central Park The city of Winter Park and the Central Florida. for all ages. Highlights will in ists Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore. Orchestra or this special perfor Click it or Ticket The Winter Park Police Depart Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Be thankful, giving rffrfnColleen D. Kennon, Owner tbbf b rf nnrtb rrrfnNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 26 ON DIGITAL HD ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK & DVD DECEMBER 10 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKSend us your name and mailing address to tcraft@turnstilemediagroup.comNO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Page 8 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar Community Bulletin DEC. 1 The annual Holiday Tea will be held at the Maitland Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. This fun and exciting event is a tradition at MPL. Have tea, coffee and cocoa in a winter wonderland! Visit mait landpl.org for more information. DEC. 4 The AARP Fraud Watch Network is pleased to present the How to Protect Yourself from Fraud workshop on Dec. 4. The event will take place at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rol lins St. in Orlando from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited, so please register no later than Dec. 3 by visiting aarp.cvent.com/FLOr landoscamevent, or call 877-926-8300. For the third year in a row, the legendary Lettermen group will perform a benet concert in Central Florida. The combina tion greatest hits and Christmas concert will benet Catholic Charities of Central Florida. The Lettermen are Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton. They are famous for such hits as: Put Your Head on My Shoulder, When I Fall in Love, and The Way You Look Tonight. The Lettermen have enjoyed international success and have produced 32 albums that charted in the Top 100. The Letter men will be available after the concert to meet fans and sign autographs. An exclu sive after party ticket is available to enjoy appetizers and dessert with the trio in a smaller setting. Visit homelessheart.org or contact Kevin Hagan at 407-998-5662 or for more information. ONGOING Take a stroll down memory lane at the Winter Park Playhouse as we pay trib ute to two of Americas most well-loved composers of all time, George and Ira Gershwin! This high-energy song and dance celebration will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Featuring a collection of Gershwin favorites, includ ing Embraceable You. Who could ask for anything more? Its Dec. 5-14. Its all conceived by Roy Alan with the narrative by Todd Allen Long and musical arrange ments by Christopher Leavy. Singing Christmas cards Personalized singing Christmas cards will bring joy and laughter to recipients around the country when the 42-members of the O-Town Sound Chorus deliver their an nual holiday greetings in song on Dec. 7. The greetings will be delivered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, for only $5. Purchases of four greetings will receive an additional greeting for free. Orders can be placed at www.otschorus. com under the Phone-A-Gram link and payment may be made with PayPal. Or ders can also be placed by phone by call ing Pat Feverston at 321-926-3360. Food for nes Maitland Public Library is working with The Church of the Good Shepherd in Mai tland again this year to collect food for their food pantry. The library will be doing Food for Fines starting Monday, Nov. 25. Donated non-perishable food items equivalent to the ne amount will wipe out the ne and help needy families dur ing the holidays. Got a lil slugger? U.S. Baseball Academy is hosting a sixweek baseball camp starting Jan. 4. Ev ans High School head coach Don Busby will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are avail able for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, elding and baserunning. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487. NOV. 28 Each year on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of participants come out for the Turkey Trot a 5K (3.1 miles) run/ power walk and Tot Trot to benet Seniors First. Last year, the race drew more than 5,600 participants to downtown Orlandos Lake Eola. Runners of all ages and levels are encouraged to attend. Seniors First is a nonprot social service organization dedicated to serving the needs of Central Floridas elderly population with a broad spectrum of nutrition, home improvement and support services. The funds raised as a result of the Turkey Trot directly benet the seniors of Orange and Seminole coun ties. Costume judging begins at 7 a.m. so get there early on Thanksgiving! Visit tur keytrotorlando.com for more information. DEC. 4-7 The Rotary Club Tip-Off Classic Invi tational high school basketball tour nament is where potential future NBA stars play, and college and pro scouts congregate. The tournament will be held at the Winter Park High School Gymna sium, 2100 Summereld Road. It starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 7, with the nal game being played at 8:30 p.m. This tournament has raised more than $925,000 for charities, the participating schools, and $12,000 college scholarships to deserving B students who could not otherwise afford to attend college. Admission into the tour nament is $5 or two cans of food. DEC. 7 Maitlands Season of Light Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. is a longstanding tradi tion in our community and we invite you to join us in our holiday celebration. Its an excellent opportunity to make new holiday memories and share the spirit of the sea son with family, friends and loved ones. You may even run into Santa Claus! You are invited to stroll around Lake Lily Park, enjoy gift vendors open for early shop ping, and snack at local food trucks in cluding Yum Yum Cupcake, Midnight Sun Ice cream Sandwich Company, All Things Sweet, Tucks Table, and The Big Cheese. The show begins at 3 p.m. with live stage entertainment by the Outer Toons, the School of Performing Arts Dancers and strolling entertainment. There will be a tree lighting, Santa Claus, and a reworks nale. Winter Parks 61st annual Ye Olde Home town Christmas Parade hits Park Av enue at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7, heading south from Cole Avenue alongside Central Park and ending at Lyman Avenue. ONGOING Now through Sunday, Jan. 5, the city of Winter Park is bundling up once again for Winter in the Park, the citys annual holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow. The West Meadow is locat ed at 150 N. New York Ave., on the corner of New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard, in downtown Winter Park. Snowakes of all ages and skill levels are invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn at Winter in the Park. Group discounts and rentals are available. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, Dec. 1st9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 1 SUN Business Briefs Monday sales gain on Friday According to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse Holiday Shopping survey, nearly three in 10 people wait until the nal two weeks in November to begin their shop ping, and 26 percent will wait until De cember. Black Friday is big again this year with nearly half of shoppers expected to participate. However, Cyber Monday is expected to be bigger than ever The online shopping spree has seen an 11 percentage point increase in the number of consumers since 2010. This year, six in 10 people are expected to take advantage of Cyber Monday sales, the highest ever. Managing energy Peninsula Forensic Engineering Inc., a College Park-based engineering and con sulting rm, has added energy manage ment specialist and College Park resident James Jay Dyer, PE, CEM, to its staff. Dyer is a licensed mechanical engineer and certied energy manager with more than 20 years experience.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 9 seat thrillers against down or less. The last all three to win. After a go. an offense that scored Please see KNIGHTS on page 10 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Knights quarterback Blake Bortles amassed 367 total yards in a rout of Rutgers in front of a nearly sold out UCF home crowd. Knights rout Rutgers, ready for Bulls ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff r fntbr br fbrr bnr br fr br r br fnr br ntb bbbtf tnnnntbWe improve the lives of the people we serve.Selling the Winter Park Lifestyle. Welcome Home!

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Page 10 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Then it was all Apopka as Basketball School at the Florida Metro Chal was also off to a streaking start loss of the season at Lake High PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Knights bamboozled Rutgers with nearly 500 yards of total offense on Nov. 21. Wildcats football bows out, basketball heats up ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff KNIGHTS | Five years after their rival ditched UCF for better competition, the Knights are poised for revenge yards and a TD. ship. a shot at a second of the season. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 WELCOMENew Members & RenewalsDecember 5:Community Partners and Success Leads Group will combine meetings in December: 11:30am 1:00pm Location: Francescos Ristorante 400 S. Orlando Avenue Maitland RSVP to: Marcia.L.Raidle@ampf.com or Laura@NAMSInc.net December 10: Coffee Connection with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce: 8am 9am, location TBD Making business connections one cup at a time January 29: Wednesday, Women and Wisdom: No meeting in December. Next meeting: January 29 Happy Holidays from the Maitland Chamber of Commerce!! www.maitlandchamber.com Wilson McCoy, P.A. (Renewal) KOI Counseling, LLC Lake Howell Eye Associates Winter Park PlayhouseCHAMBER MEMBERS HOLIDAY PARTY 2013December 5, 2013 5PM 8PM at Maitland Chamber Chamber Members are invited to enjoy a fun evening of Hors DOeuvres, Beverages, Networking and even some Door Prizes. RSVPs ARE REQUIRED No Later Than 5:00 pm Tuesday December 3, 2013 Please RSVP to: Jeff@MaitlandChamber.com or call 407-644-0741 ANNUAL HOLIDAY AWARDS LUNCHEON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013LOCATION: The Country Club At Deer Run 300 Daneswood Way RESERVATIONS REQUIRED RSVP DEADLINE CUTOFF: TO RSVP: Email: Jeff@MaitlandChamber.com NEW LUNCHEON VENUE!!! MONTHLY CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTS

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 11 Lifestyles two holidays like sweet potato despite its association with reli dren instead. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROTH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Hannukah isnt all about menorahs, dreidels and latkes, though its much less of a religious holiday than many may think. This year it coincides with Thanksgiving, a rare occurrence. A once-in-a-lifetime double holiday TIM FREED Observer staff Please see HANNUKAH on page 12

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Page 12 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer like potato pancakes since. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROTH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Some common Hannukah decorations have deep origin stories from wars, times of persecution, and miracles. Pizza & more ... rfntb rf ntbfCannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Expires 1/1/14.ntnfrnfrr Located at the 20-20 Super Center Plaza near the corner of SR 436 and Howell Branch Rd. btbCannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Expires 1/1/14. 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 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland HANNUKAH | This double holiday wont return for 80,000 years C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 people are aware that we exist and PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Sundew Gardens gardener Tom Carey, above, talks to attendees at the annual Winter Park Harvest Festival on Nov. 23 in Central Park. The Festival taught how to become a backyard gardener, and introduced residents to local organic growers. Winter Park Harvest Festival

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 13 storefronts and store owners wel While the stores do offer great is donating a portion of its Christ local charities. ness Alliance. Express and the National Federa part of growing the Winter Park ticipants of the at the Ancient of these local Shopping big at small businesses BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see SATURDAY on page 14 PHOTO BY BRITTNI LARSON THE OBSERVER Santa Labellman expects her LaBella Itimates store to see a bump in sales during Small Business Saturday, when stores offer deals to lure customers to buy local gifts. $2 OFF Any Sub, Chip and Large Drink purchase. Visit our tasty new Winter Park restaurant location at: 528 S. Park Avenue 407.960.7827 By Rollins College Park Avenue near Fairbanks. 2010 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. 3/31/14. Theres a new Firehouse Subs right here on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Get ready for steamin hot subs piled high with top notch meats and cheeses. ( WERE OPEN )Stop, Drop, And Roll On In. Visit FirehouseSubs.com to order online and find your nearest location. Orlando s Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Orlando s Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Customized work outs Training Indoor warm water swimming 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.co m Ask abou t ou r FREE trial policy! Give Your Dog the Gift of Health. Sign up BEFORE year end and receive 10% o for LIFE and a FREE swim or massage! Fact A lean dog lives an average 2 years longer than an overweight dog AN D is healthier and happ ier!

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Page 14 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The holiday season is all about family and friends, including our four-legged friends. We want our dogs to be part of the festivities, but we also need to make sure they stay safe and stress free. Ac cording to many vets, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of the year for pets. Here are some important pet safety tips to think about this holiday season. as you have a healthy diet, there are some foods that can be dan gerous. Foods such as grapes and raisins, onions, chocolate, caffeine, certain nuts and seeds, xylitol, and others should be avoided. If youre uncertain, dont give it to your dog. example, make sure your dog cant get to the turkey carcass. Unfortu nately, I know a dog who did and didnt survive. minum foil, which, when ingested can cut your dogs intestines, caus ing internal bleeding. Christmas tree decorations. Many dogs are naturally curious, and snifng around the tree can be dangerous. especially any food presents. holiday plants. Many of these are poisonous. playing together. The stress to the dog could be too much and the dog may bite. (your dog can sense your stress) and keep to your dogs regular routine (especially exercise) as much as possible. This will reduce your dogs stress. and stress free during holiday par ties and large family gatherings. Of ten dogs are stressed when there are too many people around. Then theres the issue of doors or fence gates accidently being left open, giving your dog the opportunity to run off. proper identication in the event they do get out. While common sense will pre vent most accidents, observing these precautions will help you and your family (including your pets) have a safe and enjoyable holiday season! Sherri Cappabianca, an expert in the eld of canine health and tness, is the author of two books on canine health, and the co-owner of Rockys Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center, and Barking Dog Fitness, a Gym for Dogs, both located in Orlando. For more information, visit rockysretreat.com or barkingdogtness. com Keeping your pets safe during the holidays SATURDAY | Local deals will pop up care. While it is a day to feel good not only shopping locally for the C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 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. Sherri Cappabianca The Wet Nose Report ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Earth Inspired Livings Linda Semmler started Small Business Saturday on Park Avenue to help play up the importance, and fun, of shopping at local boutiques.

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JOSH GARRICK Observer Sta The brand new Italio Restaurant in a perfect location just north of the busy intersection of Fairbanks and 17-92 in Winter Park has raised the concept of fast food to a level this reviewer never thought possible, AND theyve done it with (my favorite) Italian food! And here is the essence of what I have to share with you today. This is the best food you can get for the price anywhere in Central Florida. quick-service food concept in 2012 in Boca Raton where their customers quickly accepted this stand-inline, on-thego alternative to traditional Italian dining. Italios concept offers patrons literally hundreds of options to create the ideal meal we only wish we could cook at home with each ingredient pre-cooked by the restaurant and chosen by us. One happy customer summed it up by commenting, Do you like Italian? Do you want your meal fast? Do you understand how to order at Chipotle? If so, youll like Italio. Since were residents of Central Florida, we know how to stand in line better than any other people in the world, and remem bering this is fast food, you can use your time (while standing in line) to make is to be served. It can be a Pasta Bowl, Salad Bowl or a Piadina, an Italian wrap, much like a French crepe that actually has its history in ancient Roman street food. Step two offers a choice of meats such as Chicken breast (marinated in lemon-herb vin aigrette at $6.98); Meatball of ground beef and pork $6.98; Grilled sirloin steak $6.98; Grilled shrimp $8.98; Italian sausage $6.98; or the Veggie medley at $6.78. You see what I mean about the value. Step three taps into our inner-chef and challenges us with varying combinations of sauces, dressings and pestos ranging from Alfredo to traditional Pomodoro to Roasted Red Pepper pesto. The over 20 toppings, including brus chetta, chickpeas, olive tapenade and a variety of cheeses. Please keep in mind these low prices come with the traditional fast food compromises of eating from cardboard bowls with plastic knives and forks. But there is NO compromising on the food. I was proud of myself for creating a dish consisting of whole-wheat pasta, steak, fresh basil pesto, and aged, shaved Parme san cheese and it was delicious. Thats really the whole point here. Italio allows us to eat all our favorite comfort foods, and we can do it anytime, because the prices are so low. This was witnessed as I visit there exactly one month after the restaurant opened and it was already full of happy, pasta-loving customers. All around me, people were truly enjoying their food, which speaks to the atmosphere in Italio. Its a truly happy place. ferent readers who spotted me and shared how happy they were that I would be writing about what has already become a favorite restaurant for them. The Kids Menu is even cheaper ($3.98), and I enjoyed watching an experienced family as the kids professionally pulled their noodles into their mouths. Families cannot hope for more than a beautifully designed, clean restaurant that offers fresh ingredients at affordable prices for the casual diner. And theres more. As Italio wishes to be known as a good neighbor as well as being a good restaurant, they recently initiated Mangia Mondays a month-long charitable initiative and Outreach Center (CFOC). On every Monday through May Mondays will be contributed to the Central Florida charity, which transforms lives though education and employment opportunities. In addition, Italio and CFOCs employment division are collabo rating to secure job placements for members at the Winter Park restaurant. Impressive. I love the food AND I love the ease of this new concept restaurant, and since Italian is my favorite, I invite you to come over and share your thoughts when you Its so cool its like pasta has its own happy hour all day long at Italio. The Winter Park location is at 276 South Orlando Avenue and is open 7 days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 10 pm. Visit ItalioKitchen. comRestaurant Review of the NEW Italio (Winter Park) From the Corner Table

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Page 16 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lets go shop on Saturday PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Crews have been preparing the Capen House to oat by barge across Lake Osceola in Winter Park to its future location at the Albin Polasek Museum, where workers have been preparing a foundation. Capen House Are you ready... tis the seasonA complete source for all your design needs, from holiday decorations to remodeling to custom window decor. Camerons Design email: info@cameronsdesigns.comCome by and check out our new accessories, ready made draperies and Holiday Dcor. Shop local this holiday season tion of their holiday shopping can register their cards online for another reason to shop with Holiday traditions on the calendar Holiday Tree Lighting presented ership Winter Park Pancake Vote early, vote often holiday season. The first is the windows. The award winner for the people. Voting is open in the Winter Park-Maitland Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Erika Spence Business in the Park

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Page 18 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Nov. 28 Today A happy Thanksgiving Day for all Now through Dec. 29 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Orlando Rep That shiny red nose leads the way to the Orlando Reper acters and songs the REP will hold Nov. 30 Home for the Holidays with the Orlando Philharmonic classical selections and a special OrlandoPhil.org Dec. 3 to 8 Flashdance The Musical Dec. 3 The 20th Anniversary of APARTMENT E Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page T hanksgiving is here and I cant wait to see everybody! I will be traveling back home to Grandmas and Grannys in Albany, Ga. is is the place I was born. is is the place where my extended family gathers together each year to celebrate and give thanks. But saying this phrase of seeing everybody jogs my memory back to High School, when I would be pleading with my parents to let me go to a function or party. My general argument went something like this, But everyone is going to be there! My very practical fathers reply would generally be something like this, Everybody? Not everybody will be there. Okay. Sometimes I have been known to exaggerate the size of crowd, especially as a pastor and minister. Everybody is never there. In fact, there are certain occasions where everybody gets together, that certain somebodys stand out all the more, because they are not there. In my line of work, exaggerations come and go, but one point I have witnessed cannot be exaggerated enough ... loss. When we all gather together, sometimes it only serves to highlight the somebody who is not there. anksgiving according to the hype of the day is supposed to be a joyful time of thanks giving where everyone is happy. But I know that for many of us, anksgiving sometimes is a reminder of family and friends who are no longer with us, or are no longer a present part of our families or circle of friends. is is simply put, one of the hardest facts of life in our gather ings together. Last Christmas, I was in Kansas City with my wifes family. Her Grandfather was passing away. Fortunately, he lived a long and honored life full of friends and family, and all who were closest to him got to say their goodbyes. However, I will never forget a phone call I received on Christmas Day from a dear friend and church member. Daniel, Mom is dead. e night before, I had served his dear Mother Holy Communion at our Candle Light Christmas Eve Ser vice. Less than 24 hours ago, I had seen her, hugged her, and expressed Gods great love to her. en on this Christmas Day, I heard the chilling words that she had passed away. For this family, and for my wifes family, this will be one of the rst major holidays where the gathering of everybody will not include everybody. In the midst of the joys of the holidays, I wanted to reach out to you and say that your pain is real, and that your pain is felt. e reality of loss is something that cannot be overlooked. It is felt when we stare blankly at that seat at the table that was once occupied by them. It is felt when we hear the silence that was once lled by their stories being told. It is sensed by that quiet look on each persons face who wants to break down and cry about the loss that all feel and have, but none know how to express. Yet I have a proposition for how you and your family may be able to express the feelings that you have. It is a simple question that I think we all should wrestle with. Maybe this somebody is gone from our midst, in the gathering of everybody. Maybe you wrestle with the question of how to live life in the reality of their absence.And this leads us to the exact question I propose. How can I and all gathered here, live our lives in honor of the life that they lived? Life is precious. Life is short. Life matters. Your life matters. So live it to the fullest. Love to the fullest. And above all, be thankful.Pastor Daniel Ivey Daniel.ivey@umc.org OurLifeToday.Org Our_LifeToday Thanksgiving FLASHDANCE RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 19 Dec. 3 Free lecture at Cornell Fine Arts Museum Dr. Vikan will share his story of Dec. 4 to 29 Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play The Orlando Shakespeare in the style of a radio oshakes.org and Piper Rae Patter Dec. 5 Christmas in the Park in Winter Park will present its free gather in Central Park Holiday concert and children windows for the one in which nine Tiffany leaded-glass win in the Park Dec. 5 1st Thursdays: Art Under $200 Friday, December 6; 5 p.m. in Central Park Presented by: Supported by: City of Winter ParkSaturday, December 7; 7 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park StagePresented by: Saturday, December 7; 9 a.m. along Park Avenue Presented by: Supported by: Centennial Bank For more information or tickets for the Pancake Breakfast, visit winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. CULTURE | The Frank Capra classic Its a Wonderful Life comes to the stage to bring back the nostalgia C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 20 ART UNDER $200 THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC

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Page 20 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted CHRISTMAS CIRCUS SPECTACULAR & KIDS FUN FAIRrf ntbtbb nnff bb f fWednesday-Friday show times at 4:30 & 7:30pm daily Saturday show times 1:30 & 4:30 & 7:30 Sunday Show times 1:00 & 3:30 & 6:00Central Florida Fairgrounds Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 8thDeep discount tickets on line in advance at www.circusfunfair.com CULTURE | P iazza: a romantic, exotic tale with danger lurking at the end Dec. 6 to Jan. 5 The Light in the Piazza at Mad Cow Theater C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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. ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater FREE! OUTDOOR SCREENING Wednesday Night Pitcher Show On the lawn at Eden Bar NATURAL BORN KILLERS Wed 7:30 PM GOOD OL FREDA The story of The Beatles secretary, Freda Kelly Fri-Thurs 9:30 PMHELD OVER!Cast | Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt 12 YEARS A SLAVE Fri-Sun 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM Mon-Thurs 6:30 PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 21 Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives lished. My grandfather was a state legisla was a son-in-law. For me, it will always be Sioux 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! said. that fact. a loop. existence. which generates intrinsic and extrinsic peace. Giving thanks About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 35 SUNDAY 2-5 SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME 5512 Chenault Avenue, Orlando. 4BD/3BA, 2,649SF. Home offers kitchen with an eat-in area, large family room with a wood burning fireplace, split bedroom plan, 2 car attached garage, large screen porch with the beginnings of a summer kitchen, plenty of room for a pool. Also, a 440SF heated & cooled workshop/storage room in back of at tached garage. $204,900 WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com OBSERVER Just Sold Homes THE MARKE T PLA C E MindGym November 25, 2013 MindGymNovember 25, 2013 2007 Michael Tiago Circle, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Jim & Melody Mitchell 221 Glenridge Way, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jennifer Sloan 1529 Lake Shore Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 sold by Kelly L. Price 230 Chelton Circle, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Pamela Ryan 1512 Via Del Mar, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jennifer Sloan 3907 Magnolia Pointe Lane, Orlando, FL 32810 sold by Elim Cintron & Teresa Jones-Cintron 140 E. Morse Boulevard Unit C, Win ter Park, FL 32789 sold by Tiffany Prewitt ANNOUNCEMENTS Winter Park Benefit Shop 140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also need ing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open Tues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association. HELP WANTED Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-214-3624. Now Hiring: OTR CDLA Drivers New Pay Package and $2500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full benefits, achievable bo nuses. Call for details 1-888-378-9691/ apply at www.heyl.net PROFESSIONAL SERVICE House Cleaning Services Need your home cleaned? I am the one who can do it. Honest & Experienced. References upon request. Weekly, Biweekly, monthly. Reasonable rates. Free Estimates. Please call Brenda 321-2394403. REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL Real Estate:Commercial Available for Social Occasions or Meet ings, (seats 80), Goldenrod Civic Club, 4763 Palmetto Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792, 407-678-7727. REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BARGAIN! 25 acres only $84,900. Beautifully wood ed rolling mountaintop terrain, backs up to national forest. Enjoy stream, abun dant wildlife, spectacular views, trails throughout. Paved rd frontage municipal water, utilities all completed. Excellent financing. Call now 866-952-5303, x 83 FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION SALE! Brand new 2BR/2BA 1,690sf luxury con do only $149,900 Originally under con tract for $365,000. Near downtown Or lando & all theme parks/attractions. Must see. Call now 877-333-0272, x 173 TENN. LAND BARGAIN WITH FREE BOAT SLIP! 1.70 acres meadows overlooks 140 acre Nature Preserve, streams & ponds. Only $19,900. 6.1 acre hardwoods Only $27,900. FREE boat slips. Excellent fi nancing, little down. Call now 1-877888-0267, x446 MindGym November 25, 2013 MindGym November 25, 2013 OBSERVER Open Houses

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Page 36 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carry ing soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carry ing soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carry ing soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013



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WPMOBSERVER.COM USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! THANKSGIVUKKAH?LIFESTYLES, 11A rivalry returnsKnights face old foe USF for the they were too good for UCF. SPORTS, 9The day after Black Friday PARK STYLE, 13COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 8 CALENDAR ................... 8 SPORTS ..................... 9 LIFESTYLES .................. 11 PARK STYLE ................. 13 CULTURE .................... 18 OPINIONS ................... 21 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 33 The Winter Park Wedding location on West New England at the corner of New York and raised. wedding chapel. Winter Park repairs needed. ing for Traditional tion in Winter Park. 4. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERTwo advertising companies fought the Winter Park over billboards that were too close to each other. The city was ready to settle a lawsuit, but it was pushed to a later date. Settlement deal stalls TIM FREED Observer staff Please see LAWSUIT on page 2 ing selling-point plans and try to codes. can help generate new interest. Whether that is an all-in Schieferdecker has proposed his City readies to sell itselfSARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2Chapel on the moveWedding Chapel to TIM FREED Observer staff Please see CHAPEL on page 2 Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols 20 and 40-Week Outpatient Programs Suboxone/Subutex For Opioid Abuse Privacy and Confidentiality AssuredMedically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThe Winter Park Wedding Chapel needs $160,000 to move.

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Page 2 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Nov. 28, 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 Member of: One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmSENIOR CLUB SPONSORED BY FAMILY PHYSICIANS GROUP EVERY MONDAY, 10AM 12PM December 2nd Bingo December 9th Computer Club December 16th Movie Day December 23rd Casino Day December 30th Bingo MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 The Real Estate Specialists are IN! Also: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th (10am-1pm) Presented by EXIT Real Estate Results By Appointment Only 407.949.6714 Well Care Seminar 3pm-4pm Also: Friday, December 6th 9:30am-10:30am Presented by Medicare Plan Options RSVP 407.949.6723 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Dementia Seminar: Everything you want to know, but were afraid to ask. 9am-12pm Hosted by Arden Court, Compass Research & ADRC RSVP 407.949.6733 AARP Medicare Complete 2pm-3:30pm Presented by LTC Advisors RSVP 407.949.6722 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Florida Blue Seminar 3pm-4:30pm By Florida Blue-McBride Insurance Agency RSVP 407.230.7835 Is It Wax or Is It My Hearing? 3pm-4:30pm Presented by Harmony Hearing Centers of America RSVP 407.949.6737 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 WellCare Seminar 10am-11am Presented by Orlando Family Physicians RSVP 407.477.5555 Senior Survival Workshop 2pm-4pm Presented by the Law Ofce of Kathleen Flammia RSVP 407.478.7800 We will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th.Calendar of Events December 2013 LAWSUIT | Settlement irks CommissionCHAPEL | Nearly 80-year-old building could be saved if moved ther when Max Media threatened Channel holding the city hostage The actions of Max Media and Winter Park area. ding chapel changed all of that. at the front. said. next to the people on the are going to concerned to its long history in Winter Park. sary. said. place. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThe Chapel hosts more than 100 wedding ceremonies per year. DEVELOPMENT | and wants a relaxation on the CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Con artists dont care how hard you worked.They steal billions from Americans like you every year. Were ghting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It provides resources to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. Sign up to get watchdog alerts and stay up to date on con artists latest tricks. Its free of charge for everyone members, non-members and people of all ages. Because for over fty years AARP has been committed to safeguarding Americans nancial futures. aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork aarp.org/fraudwatchnetworkWatchdog Alerts Tips & Resources Free for Everyone How can you protect yourself from identity theft and fraud? Join us on Wednesday, December 4,to nd out!Before fraud occurs help yourself and your family and friends obtain information about how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud reserve your spot online today! What: How to Protect Yourself from Fraud Workshop Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Dr. Phillips Room 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803 When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m. RSVP: Register online http://aarp.cvent.com/FLOrlandoscamevent or call 1-877-926-8300 no later than December 3 to conrm a space. (Seating is limited.)Register today for this FR EE workshop!

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Page 4 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR siderate of others. We recently healthy and are doing well. regard for their own personal selfday. day season. Thanksgiving wishes

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Youre Invited to Our Free Midwife Seminar SeriesThe Choice Is Here Ageless Midwifery CareProviding women with a voice in their care at every age.A unique cornerstone of our practice is providing individualized midwifery care to women throughout the entire life cyclepuberty to post menopause. Our board-certied nursemidwives work with women to promote optimal health whether expecting a baby or experiencing a gynecologic issue. A woman may need special education or support during these times and that is exactly what midwives provide. Each of the two lectures in our FREE Midwife Seminar Series is led by one of our four, certied nurse midwives at Florida Hospital Altamonte. The series provides invaluable information about midwifery services, pregnancy, delivery, newborn care and complete GYN carecreated by women for women. Midwife ServicesEngage patient in every stage of careOer lifestyle changes education and supportProvide physical and emotional support during laborAttend to cultural, spiritual and personal beliefsSupport choice of an un-medicated childbirthRespect choice for a medicated labor and birthAssist in optimal bonding and breast feeding plan All seminars are FREE. Healthy refreshments will be served. Demonstrations and giveaways. Plus, receive a complimentary pregnancy book and enter to win a handmade baby quilt. MONTHS 1 THRU 9:Small stuff to big news, delivered in due time.Wednesday, November 20 Chatlos Conference Room (Located inside FH Altamonte) POST PARTUM:Prepare for the aftermath of this addition. Thursday, December 5 Family Resource Center (Located on the other side of parking lot from the Main Entrance of FH Altamonte)661 East Altamonte Dr, Suite 318, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Reserve your seat by calling 407.599.6111 well be expecting you!

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Page 6 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thanksgiving wishes at cityofwinterpark.org Giving to those less fortunateThe Winter Park Police Depart Skate off that turkey at the ice rink! Holiday Pops in Central ParkThe city of Winter Park and the Central Florida. for all ages. Highlights will in ists Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore. Orchestra or this special perfor Click it or TicketThe Winter Park Police Depart Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Be thankful, giving rffrfnColleen D. Kennon, Owner tbbf b rf nnrtb rrrfnNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 26 ON DIGITAL HD ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK & DVD DECEMBER 10 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKSend us your name and mailing address to tcraft@turnstilemediagroup.comNO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Welcome to a place all about health, healing and you. The new Florida Hospital for Women at Winter Park Memorial Hospital fulfills all your needs under one roof with our onestop boutique approach for your mindbody-spirit called Full Embrace Health Care. Our network of womens physicians provides you with comprehensive womens services and the latest in wellness and health advancements, including your very own Life Designer. Its an elegant retreat, a haven designed exclusively for you. for W omen Winter Park PMS: 294 100% K 70% K Florida Hospital Font: Friz Quadrata Tag Line Font: Adobe Garamond italic C = 100 M = 56 Y = 0 K = 18 The skill to heal. The spirit to care. A ONE-STOP, BOUTIQUE CENTRE FOR HEALTH, DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU.To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians or the Life Designer, call (407) 646-7999. NUTRITION UROGYNECOLOGY DIGESTIVE HEALTH MAMMOGRAPHY BREAST HEALTH ADVANCED GYNECOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT MENOPAUSE HEART HEALTH LIFE DESIGNER BONE HEALTHMost insurance accepted.WPMH-13-15651 WPMH-13-15651 Maitland Observer Nov.indd 1 10/15/13 1:03 PM

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Page 8 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar Community Bulletin DEC. 1 The annual Holiday Tea will be held at the Maitland Public Library on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. This fun and exciting event is a tradition at MPL. Have tea, coffee and cocoa in a winter wonderland! Visit mait landpl.org for more information. DEC. 4The AARP Fraud Watch Network is pleased to present the How to Protect Yourself from Fraud workshop on Dec. 4. The event will take place at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rol lins St. in Orlando from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited, so please register no later than Dec. 3 by visiting aarp.cvent.com/FLOr landoscamevent, or call 877-926-8300. For the third year in a row, the legendary Lettermen group will perform a benet concert in Central Florida. The combina tion greatest hits and Christmas concert will benet Catholic Charities of Central Florida. The Lettermen are Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Bobby Poynton. They are famous for such hits as: Put Your Head on My Shoulder, When I Fall in Love, and The Way You Look Tonight. The Lettermen have enjoyed international success and have produced 32 albums that charted in the Top 100. The Letter men will be available after the concert to meet fans and sign autographs. An exclu sive after party ticket is available to enjoy appetizers and dessert with the trio in a smaller setting. Visit homelessheart.org or contact Kevin Hagan at 407-998-5662 or for more information.ONGOINGTake a stroll down memory lane at the Winter Park Playhouse as we pay trib ute to two of Americas most well-loved composers of all time, George and Ira Gershwin! This high-energy song and dance celebration will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Featuring a collection of Gershwin favorites, including Embraceable You. Who could ask for anything more? Its Dec. 5-14. Its all conceived by Roy Alan with the narrative by Todd Allen Long and musical arrangements by Christopher Leavy.Singing Christmas cardsPersonalized singing Christmas cards will bring joy and laughter to recipients around the country when the 42-members of the O-Town Sound Chorus deliver their annual holiday greetings in song on Dec. 7. The greetings will be delivered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, for only $5. Purchases of four greetings will receive an additional greeting for free. Orders can be placed at www.otschorus. com under the Phone-A-Gram link and payment may be made with PayPal. Or ders can also be placed by phone by call ing Pat Feverston at 321-926-3360.Food for nesMaitland Public Library is working with The Church of the Good Shepherd in Mai tland again this year to collect food for their food pantry. The library will be doing Food for Fines starting Monday, Nov. 25. Donated non-perishable food items equivalent to the ne amount will wipe out the ne and help needy families dur ing the holidays. Got a lil slugger?U.S. Baseball Academy is hosting a sixweek baseball camp starting Jan. 4. Ev ans High School head coach Don Busby will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are avail able for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, elding and baserunning. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.NOV. 28Each year on Thanksgiving morning, thousands of participants come out for the Turkey Trot, a 5K (3.1 miles) run/ power walk and Tot Trot to benet Seniors First. Last year, the race drew more than 5,600 participants to downtown Orlandos Lake Eola. Runners of all ages and levels are encouraged to attend. Seniors First is a nonprot social service organization dedicated to serving the needs of Central Floridas elderly population with a broad spectrum of nutrition, home improvement and support services. The funds raised as a result of the Turkey Trot directly benet the seniors of Orange and Seminole coun ties. Costume judging begins at 7 a.m. so get there early on Thanksgiving! Visit tur keytrotorlando.com for more information. DEC. 4-7The Rotary Club Tip-Off Classic Invi tational high school basketball tour nament is where potential future NBA stars play, and college and pro scouts congregate. The tournament will be held at the Winter Park High School Gymna sium, 2100 Summereld Road. It starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 7, with the nal game being played at 8:30 p.m. This tournament has raised more than $925,000 for charities, the participating schools, and $12,000 college scholarships to deserving B students who could not otherwise afford to attend college. Admission into the tour nament is $5 or two cans of food.DEC. 7Maitlands Season of Light Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. is a longstanding tradi tion in our community and we invite you to join us in our holiday celebration. Its an excellent opportunity to make new holiday memories and share the spirit of the sea son with family, friends and loved ones. You may even run into Santa Claus! You are invited to stroll around Lake Lily Park, enjoy gift vendors open for early shop ping, and snack at local food trucks in cluding Yum Yum Cupcake, Midnight Sun Ice cream Sandwich Company, All Things Sweet, Tucks Table, and The Big Cheese. The show begins at 3 p.m. with live stage entertainment by the Outer Toons, the School of Performing Arts Dancers and strolling entertainment. There will be a tree lighting, Santa Claus, and a reworks nale. Winter Parks 61st annual Ye Olde Home town Christmas Parade hits Park Av enue at 9 a.m. on Dec. 7, heading south from Cole Avenue alongside Central Park and ending at Lyman Avenue. ONGOINGNow through Sunday, Jan. 5, the city of Winter Park is bundling up once again for Winter in the Park, the citys annual holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow. The West Meadow is locat ed at 150 N. New York Ave., on the corner of New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard, in downtown Winter Park. Snowakes of all ages and skill levels are invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn at Winter in the Park. Group discounts and rentals are available. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, Dec. 1st9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 1 SUN Business Briefs Monday sales gain on FridayAccording to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse Holiday Shopping survey, nearly three in 10 people wait until the nal two weeks in November to begin their shop ping, and 26 percent will wait until December. Black Friday is big again this year with nearly half of shoppers expected to participate. However, Cyber Monday is expected to be bigger than ever The online shopping spree has seen an 11 percentage point increase in the number of consumers since 2010. This year, six in 10 people are expected to take advantage of Cyber Monday sales, the highest ever.Managing energyPeninsula Forensic Engineering Inc., a College Park-based engineering and consulting rm, has added energy manage ment specialist and College Park resident James Jay Dyer, PE, CEM, to its staff. Dyer is a licensed mechanical engineer and certied energy manager with more than 20 years experience.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 9 seat thrillers against down or less. The last all three to win. After a go. an offense that scored Please see KNIGHTS on page 10 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERKnights quarterback Blake Bortles amassed 367 total yards in a rout of Rutgers in front of a nearly sold out UCF home crowd.Knights rout Rutgers, ready for BullsISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff r fntbr br fbrr bnr br fr br r br fnr br ntb bbbtf tnnnntbWe improve the lives of the people we serve.Selling the Winter Park Lifestyle. Welcome Home!

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Page 10 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Then it was all Apopka as Basketball School at the Florida Metro Chalwas also off to a streaking start loss of the season at Lake High PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERThe Knights bamboozled Rutgers with nearly 500 yards of total offense on Nov. 21. Wildcats football bows out, basketball heats upISAAC BABCOCK Observer staffKNIGHTS | Five years after their rival ditched UCF for better competition, the Knights are poised for revenge yards and a TD. ship. a shot at a second of the season. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 WELCOMENew Members & RenewalsDecember 5:Community Partners and Success Leads Group will combine meetings in December: 11:30am 1:00pm Location: Francescos Ristorante 400 S. Orlando Avenue Maitland RSVP to: Marcia.L.Raidle@ampf.com or Laura@NAMSInc.net December 10: Coffee Connection with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce: 8am 9am, location TBD Making business connections one cup at a time January 29: Wednesday, Women and Wisdom: No meeting in December. Next meeting: January 29 Happy Holidays from the Maitland Chamber of Commerce!! www.maitlandchamber.com Wilson McCoy, P.A. (Renewal) KOI Counseling, LLC Lake Howell Eye Associates Winter Park PlayhouseCHAMBER MEMBERS HOLIDAY PARTY 2013December 5, 2013 5PM 8PM at Maitland Chamber Chamber Members are invited to enjoy a fun evening of Hors DOeuvres, Beverages, Networking and even some Door Prizes. RSVPs ARE REQUIRED No Later Than 5:00 pm Tuesday December 3, 2013 Please RSVP to: Jeff@MaitlandChamber.com or call 407-644-0741 ANNUAL HOLIDAY AWARDS LUNCHEON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013LOCATION: The Country Club At Deer Run 300 Daneswood Way RESERVATIONS REQUIRED RSVP DEADLINE CUTOFF: TO RSVP: Email: Jeff@MaitlandChamber.com NEW LUNCHEON VENUE!!! MONTHLY CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTS

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 11Lifestyles two holidays like sweet potato despite its association with relidren instead. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROTH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Hannukah isnt all about menorahs, dreidels and latkes, though its much less of a religious holiday than many may think. This year it coincides with Thanksgiving, a rare occurrence. A once-in-a-lifetime double holiday TIM FREED Observer staff Please see HANNUKAH on page 12

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Page 12 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer like potato pancakes since. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROTH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERSome common Hannukah decorations have deep origin stories from wars, times of persecution, and miracles. Pizza & more ... rfntb rf ntbfCannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Expires 1/1/14.ntnfrnfrr Located at the 20-20 Super Center Plaza near the corner of SR 436 and Howell Branch Rd. btbCannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Expires 1/1/14. 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 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland HANNUKAH | This double holiday wont return for 80,000 years CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 people are aware that we exist and PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERSundew Gardens gardener Tom Carey, above, talks to attendees at the annual Winter Park Harvest Festival on Nov. 23 in Central Park. The Festival taught how to become a backyard gardener, and introduced residents to local organic growers. Winter Park Harvest Festival

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 13 storefronts and store owners welWhile the stores do offer great is donating a portion of its Christlocal charities. ness Alliance. Express and the National Federa part of growing the Winter Park ticipants of the at the Ancient of these local Shopping big at small businesses BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see SATURDAY on page 14 PHOTO BY BRITTNI LARSON THE OBSERVERSanta Labellman expects her LaBella Itimates store to see a bump in sales during Small Business Saturday, when stores offer deals to lure customers to buy local gifts. $2 OFF Any Sub, Chip and Large Drink purchase. Visit our tasty new Winter Park restaurant location at: 528 S. Park Avenue 407.960.7827 By Rollins College Park Avenue near Fairbanks. 2010 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. 3/31/14. Theres a new Firehouse Subs right here on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Get ready for steamin hot subs piled high with top notch meats and cheeses. ( WERE OPEN )Stop, Drop, And Roll On In.Visit FirehouseSubs.com to order online and find your nearest location. Orlandos Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Orlandos Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Customized workouts Training Indoor warm water swimming 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.com Ask about our FREE trial policy! Give Your Dog the Gift of Health. Sign up BEFORE year end and receive 10% o for LIFE and a FREE swim or massage! Fact A lean dog lives an average 2 years longer than an overweight dog AND is healthier and happier!

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Page 14 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The holiday season is all about family and friends, including our four-legged friends. We want our dogs to be part of the festivities, but we also need to make sure they stay safe and stress free. According to many vets, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of the year for pets. Here are some important pet safety tips to think about this holiday season. as you have a healthy diet, there are some foods that can be dan gerous. Foods such as grapes and raisins, onions, chocolate, caffeine, certain nuts and seeds, xylitol, and others should be avoided. If youre uncertain, dont give it to your dog. example, make sure your dog cant get to the turkey carcass. Unfortu nately, I know a dog who did and didnt survive. minum foil, which, when ingested can cut your dogs intestines, caus ing internal bleeding. Christmas tree decorations. Many dogs are naturally curious, and snifng around the tree can be dangerous. especially any food presents. holiday plants. Many of these are poisonous. playing together. The stress to the dog could be too much and the dog may bite. (your dog can sense your stress) and keep to your dogs regular routine (especially exercise) as much as possible. This will reduce your dogs stress. and stress free during holiday par ties and large family gatherings. Of ten dogs are stressed when there are too many people around. Then theres the issue of doors or fence gates accidently being left open, giving your dog the opportunity to run off. proper identication in the event they do get out. While common sense will pre vent most accidents, observing these precautions will help you and your family (including your pets) have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!Sherri Cappabianca, an expert in the eld of canine health and tness, is the author of two books on canine health, and the co-owner of Rockys Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center, and Barking Dog Fitness, a Gym for Dogs, both located in Orlando. For more information, visit rockysretreat.com or barkingdogtness. comKeeping your pets safe during the holidaysSATURDAY | Local deals will pop up care. While it is a day to feel good not only shopping locally for the CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 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. Sherri Cappabianca The Wet Nose Report ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVEREarth Inspired Livings Linda Semmler started Small Business Saturday on Park Avenue to help play up the importance, and fun, of shopping at local boutiques.

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JOSH GARRICK Observer Sta The brand new Italio Restaurant in a perfect location just north of the busy intersection of Fairbanks and 17-92 in Winter Park has raised the concept of fast food to a level this reviewer never thought possible, AND theyve done it with (my favorite) Italian food! And here is the essence of what I have to share with you today. This is the best food you can get for the price anywhere in Central Florida. quick-service food concept in 2012 in Boca Raton where their customers quickly accepted this stand-inline, on-thego alternative to traditional Italian dining. Italios concept offers patrons literally hundreds of options to create the ideal meal we only wish we could cook at home with each ingredient pre-cooked by the restaurant and chosen by us. One happy customer summed it up by commenting, Do you like Italian? Do you want your meal fast? Do you understand how to order at Chipotle? If so, youll like Italio. Since were residents of Central Florida, we know how to stand in line better than any other people in the world, and remembering this is fast food, you can use your time (while standing in line) to make is to be served. It can be a Pasta Bowl, Salad Bowl or a Piadina, an Italian wrap, much like a French crepe that actually has its history in ancient Roman street food. Step two offers a choice of meats such as Chicken breast (marinated in lemon-herb vinaigrette at $6.98); Meatball of ground beef and pork $6.98; Grilled sirloin steak $6.98; Grilled shrimp $8.98; Italian sausage $6.98; or the Veggie medley at $6.78. You see what I mean about the value. Step three taps into our inner-chef and challenges us with varying combinations of sauces, dressings and pestos ranging from Alfredo to traditional Pomodoro to Roasted Red Pepper pesto. The over 20 toppings, including bruschetta, chickpeas, olive tapenade and a variety of cheeses. Please keep in mind these low prices come with the traditional fast food compromises of eating from cardboard bowls with plastic knives and forks. But there is NO compromising on the food. I was proud of myself for creating a dish consisting of whole-wheat pasta, steak, fresh basil pesto, and aged, shaved Parmesan cheese and it was delicious. Thats really the whole point here. Italio allows us to eat all our favorite comfort foods, and we can do it anytime, because the prices are so low. This was witnessed as I visit there exactly one month after the restaurant opened and it was already full of happy, pasta-loving customers. All around me, people were truly enjoying their food, which speaks to the atmosphere in Italio. Its a truly happy place. ferent readers who spotted me and shared how happy they were that I would be writing about what has already become a favorite restaurant for them. The Kids Menu is even cheaper ($3.98), and I enjoyed watching an experienced family as the kids professionally pulled their noodles into their mouths. Families cannot hope for more than a beautifully designed, clean restaurant that offers fresh ingredients at affordable prices for the casual diner. And theres more. As Italio wishes to be known as a good neighbor as well as being a good restaurant, they recently initiated Mangia Mondays a month-long charitable initiative and Outreach Center (CFOC). On every Monday through May Mondays will be contributed to the Central Florida charity, which transforms lives though education and employment opportunities. In addition, Italio and CFOCs employment division are collaborating to secure job placements for members at the Winter Park restaurant. Impressive. I love the food AND I love the ease of this new concept restaurant, and since Italian is my favorite, I invite you to come over and share your thoughts when you Its so cool its like pasta has its own happy hour all day long at Italio. The Winter Park location is at 276 South Orlando Avenue and is open 7 days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 10 pm. Visit ItalioKitchen. comRestaurant Review of the NEW Italio (Winter Park) From the Corner Table

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Page 16 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lets go shop on Saturday PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERCrews have been preparing the Capen House to oat by barge across Lake Osceola in Winter Park to its future location at the Albin Polasek Museum, where workers have been preparing a foundation. Capen House Are you ready... tis the seasonA complete source for all your design needs, from holiday decorations to remodeling to custom window decor. Camerons Design email: info@cameronsdesigns.comCome by and check out our new accessories, ready made draperies and Holiday Dcor. Shop local this holiday season tion of their holiday shopping can register their cards online for another reason to shop with Holiday traditions on the calendar Holiday Tree Lighting presented ership Winter Park Pancake Vote early, vote often holiday season. The first is the windows. The award winner for the people. Voting is open in the Winter Park-Maitland Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.Erika Spence Business in the Park

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Page 18 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Nov. 28 Today A happy Thanksgiving Day for all Now through Dec. 29 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Orlando Rep That shiny red nose leads the way to the Orlando Reper acters and songs the REP will hold Nov. 30 Home for the Holidays with the Orlando Philharmonic classical selections and a special OrlandoPhil.orgDec. 3 to 8 Flashdance The Musical Dec. 3 The 20th Anniversary of APARTMENT E Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page T hanksgiving is here and I cant wait to see everybody! I will be traveling back home to Grandmas and Grannys in Albany, Ga. is is the place I was born. is is the place where my extended family gathers together each year to celebrate and give thanks. But saying this phrase of seeing everybody jogs my memory back to High School, when I would be pleading with my parents to let me go to a function or party. My general argument went something like this, But everyone is going to be there! My very practical fathers reply would generally be something like this, Everybody? Not everybody will be there. Okay. Sometimes I have been known to exaggerate the size of crowd, especially as a pastor and minister. Everybody is never there. In fact, there are certain occasions where everybody gets together, that certain somebodys stand out all the more, because they are not there. In my line of work, exaggerations come and go, but one point I have witnessed cannot be exaggerated enough ... loss. When we all gather together, sometimes it only serves to highlight the somebody who is not there. anksgiving according to the hype of the day is supposed to be a joyful time of thanks giving where everyone is happy. But I know that for many of us, anksgiving sometimes is a reminder of family and friends who are no longer with us, or are no longer a present part of our families or circle of friends. is is simply put, one of the hardest facts of life in our gather ings together. Last Christmas, I was in Kansas City with my wifes family. Her Grandfather was passing away. Fortunately, he lived a long and honored life full of friends and family, and all who were closest to him got to say their goodbyes. However, I will never forget a phone call I received on Christmas Day from a dear friend and church member. Daniel, Mom is dead. e night before, I had served his dear Mother Holy Communion at our Candle Light Christmas Eve Ser vice. Less than 24 hours ago, I had seen her, hugged her, and expressed Gods great love to her. en on this Christmas Day, I heard the chilling words that she had passed away. For this family, and for my wifes family, this will be one of the rst major holidays where the gathering of everybody will not include everybody. In the midst of the joys of the holidays, I wanted to reach out to you and say that your pain is real, and that your pain is felt. e reality of loss is something that cannot be overlooked. It is felt when we stare blankly at that seat at the table that was once occupied by them. It is felt when we hear the silence that was once lled by their stories being told. It is sensed by that quiet look on each persons face who wants to break down and cry about the loss that all feel and have, but none know how to express. Yet I have a proposition for how you and your family may be able to express the feelings that you have. It is a simple question that I think we all should wrestle with. Maybe this somebody is gone from our midst, in the gathering of everybody. Maybe you wrestle with the question of how to live life in the reality of their absence.And this leads us to the exact question I propose. How can I and all gathered here, live our lives in honor of the life that they lived? Life is precious. Life is short. Life matters. Your life matters. So live it to the fullest. Love to the fullest. And above all, be thankful.Pastor Daniel Ivey Daniel.ivey@umc.org OurLifeToday.Org Our_LifeToday Thanksgiving FLASHDANCE RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 19 Dec. 3 Free lecture at Cornell Fine Arts Museum Dr. Vikan will share his story of Dec. 4 to 29 Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play The Orlando Shakespeare in the style of a radio oshakes.org and Piper Rae Patter Dec. 5 Christmas in the Park in Winter Park will present its free gather in Central Park Holiday concert and children windows for the one in which nine Tiffany leaded-glass winin the ParkDec. 5 1st Thursdays: Art Under $200 Friday, December 6; 5 p.m. in Central Park Presented by: Supported by: City of Winter ParkSaturday, December 7; 7 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park StagePresented by: Saturday, December 7; 9 a.m. along Park Avenue Presented by: Supported by: Centennial Bank For more information or tickets for the Pancake Breakfast, visit winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281. CULTURE | The Frank Capra classic Its a Wonderful Life comes to the stage to bring back the nostalgia CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 20 ART UNDER $200 THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC

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Page 20 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted CHRISTMAS CIRCUS SPECTACULAR & KIDS FUN FAIRrf ntbtbb nnff bb f fWednesday-Friday show times at 4:30 & 7:30pm daily Saturday show times 1:30 & 4:30 & 7:30 Sunday Show times 1:00 & 3:30 & 6:00Central Florida Fairgrounds Wednesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 8thDeep discount tickets on line in advance at www.circusfunfair.com CULTURE | Piazza: a romantic, exotic tale with danger lurking at the end Dec. 6 to Jan. 5 The Light in the Piazza at Mad Cow Theater CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 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. ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater FREE! OUTDOOR SCREENING Wednesday Night Pitcher Show On the lawn at Eden Bar NATURAL BORN KILLERS Wed 7:30 PM GOOD OL FREDA The story of The Beatles secretary, Freda Kelly Fri-Thurs 9:30 PMHELD OVER!Cast | Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt 12 YEARS A SLAVE Fri-Sun 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM Mon-Thurs 6:30 PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Page 21Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives lished. My grandfather was a state legislawas a son-in-law. For me, it will always be Sioux 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! said. that fact. a loop. existence. which generates intrinsic and extrinsic peace. Giving thanks About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)

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Page 36 | Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carrying soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carrying soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problemprone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace sit uation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some thing you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve wel comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a pre lude to battle. Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and gover nor of Virginia, at Great Bridge out side Norfolk, ending British royal con trol of Virginia. Dec. 11, 1872, already appear ing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appear ance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlan tic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern Califor nia, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carrying soul-music legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hard est Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 25, 2013