Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title:
Winter Park Maitland observer
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v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
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G.J.W. Munster
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Winter Park FL
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Newspapers -- Winter Park (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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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park city staff freed up 29 public parking spaces outside of City Hall earlier this month in an effort to bring additional foot ing the crucial holiday season. The new three-hour parking spaces were originally for city following the City Commissions recent talks about the citys lack of parking downtown. Winter Park City Commis sioners supported the park ing change when the idea was presented to them during their 29 parking spots meant at least 29 more customers shopping on I think we need to do USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! TOM & JERRYS TAKES ITS LAST LAST CALL LIFESTYLES, 6 Running down a dream In the hospital she was told she may not walk again. Then she HEALTHY LIVING, 9 Christmas cheer Want to get out of the house? Put CULTURE, 14 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 HEALTHY LIVING ................ 9 CULTURE .................... 14 OPINIONS .................... 15 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 16 woke up suddenly and inexplica bly deaf. hard of hearing member of their church asked him to translate the ally felt led to minister to the deaf deaf community at Dayspring has taken on a special role around the only one most deaf children pearance at the Center for Inde children present. The expression on the kids faces when I sign to them is price and down eagerly. When it was ing her desire for a bow and ar understood her wish. ents. replied. second time around parents. they made the decision to become ing three of their foster children. Their 6-year-old daughter Kearas hearing impairment is began in infancy and causes her from almost normal to profound PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER A signing Santa Claus greets Keara OSteen, 6, at an event for deaf children Dec. 12. The signing Santa Christmas joy for deaf children ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see SANTA on page 2 struction continues at the inter the area until construction is completed in midto lateJanu city transportation engineer Charlie Wallace. about ongoing backups and im peded access to Publix and other area shops started rolling in in has been reopened for two-way additional signage was installed Well continue to tweak what we need to until the project is than they were before. If we can get the cut-through Trafc may change after complaints SARAH WILSON Observer staff Winter Parks holiday rush hour City scrambles for parking during holiday season TIM FREED Observer staff Please see PARKING on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Orlandos Largest Private Treatment Program Holiday Special 10% Off All Programs Good Thru December 31Medically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Parking has been at a premium as the city has scrambled for solutions during the busy holiday season.

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Page 2 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer SANTA | Deaf interpreter gives children a big surprise: a Santa who can listen to their Christmas wishes ly deafat. cipher speech sounds and com als. hard of hearing students where Basically Keara will be bi-lin communicate across the deaf and her the ability to choose between signing or speaking when appro priate. The experience seemed to in couldnt stop grin ning and signing with her friends and class mates. Did you enjoy Rick asked her. ed before racing off to join her friends. Well there you This is part of her to a special commu this are wonderful for the kids and go a long way toward helping them feel normal in a said. We brought our other two children to be exposed to it also. Its important for us to expe C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PARKING | M ayor: More spaces unlikely until next year our residents and for our guests We should try to take care of we also need to be looking much The City Commission ap City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper came up with another Water Treatment Plant parking more room for public parking But that idea hit a roadblock last week when Public Works Di Commission that the parking lots wouldnt be ready in time for the be conducted on how to secure these lots and make them safer for pedestrians. City staff wont be able to [parking spaces] as were going night and were not going to get But Bradley remained opti parking woes can be seen as a good thing. parking problem and do some parking problem because nobody Bradley said. This is a problem that started years ago when city assets were turned into other city Now were working on solu downtown parking problem if people are constantly circling I want residents and guests to come down and know where C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FEATURING ... 250 North Orlando Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789407.677.9777 Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades every climate...every season A Premier Flooring Source Area Rugs Window Treatments... AND MUCH MORE! PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER The signing Santa poses with deaf children at the Center For Independent Living on Dec. 12.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 3 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Operation Holiday Safety sneaks up on us and we are con gathering of family and friends; the year-end holiday season is a joyous time of year indeed. But in residential settings. Included Christmas trees and holiday lights gan with Christmas trees. Home lion in direct property damage per property damage per year. Cooking the leading cause of home struc partments responded to an esti ignition. Unattended cooking was by far the leading contribut deaths. Candles December is the peak time of started in the bedroom and more when things that can burn are too close to the candle. Youngsters are alone in a room with a burn and lighters up high and out of real candles. Heating Appliances There is something about the winter months and curling up But did you know that heating equipment is the second leading and February. Keeping anything from heating equipment like the portable space heater is a good way to help ensure your safety. room or going to bed. Safety tips: Holiday decoratingrations. Choose decorations that dant. decorations and other things that can burn. of an independent testing labora with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of manufacturers instructions for nect. lights so the cords do not get dam aged. windows and doors. Holiday entertainingescape plan. from lit candles. up high in a locked cabinet. side. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them. for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding. Being careful and using the holiday season for you and your family. Be safer this season We are large enough to give you what you want and small enough to provide it the way you want it. To learn more, please visit any of our banking centers from Orlando to Miami or call us at 1-800-435-8839.13-0089/rev090113 citynational.com Member FDIC Personal Relationships | Local Decisions | StabilityREDEFINING BANKING. 1115-8 CNwinterPrk.indd 1 11/20/13 9:40 AM 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com*Information based on current closings. Circumstances beyond Trustco Banks control may delay closing. Please n ote: W e r eser ve the right to alte r or w ithdraw these products or certain featu res thereof without prior notification.Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKFast, Local Decisions Close your First Mortgage in 30 days!*Schedule Closing Date at Application Our loans close on time!Low Closing Costs No Points and No T ax Escrow required Trustco Mortgages We Close Loans!

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Page 4 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Letters to Santa contest Hey kids, write your letters to Santa and you could win a prize package includ ing tickets for ice-skating! The theme for the Winter Park-Maitland Observers Letters to Santa contest this year is The gift I most want to give is and write what youd do if you could be Santa Claus to the world. Letters to Santa contest en tries are to be no longer than one page. Send emails to ibabcock@turnstileme diagroup.com or physical mail to Santa Claus, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando FL 32835. Include the authors name, phone number, address and email. Good luck! The contest sponsored by the Observer, city of Winter Park, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Maitland Public Library and Winter Park Public Library. Post Ofce open on Sundays Our local hometown Post Ofce will be open on Sundays during the holiday from noon to 3 p.m. to help send gifts to loved ones this season. Thursday, Dec. 19, 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 Calendar DEC. 22 Jane Rosenbohm brings 46 years of mu sical experience to her classical guitar performance from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 at Casa Feliz in Winter Park. She also is giving away a new Tyler Mountain acoustic guitar during her performance. All rafe tickets sold will benet Casa Feliz. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. and you must be present to win. Its all at Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. DEC. 31 Winter Parks Alfond Inn is hosting a New Years Eve Gala from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. on New Years eve through early morning to ring in 2014. Live entertainment featur ing the Buzzcatz will keep things hopping during a dinner and New Years toast. For reservations, contact Rebecca Wisniews ki at 407-645-6604. Its the Enzians James Bond-themed New Years Eve Party! Bond is back this year and hes ready for his Martinis to be shaken not stirred. Champagne and signature cocktails will also be served. Prizes awarded to the best James Bond, Villain, and Bond Girl costumes. Balloon drop and favors. It starts at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of You Only Live Twice, a DJ spinning from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., plus a special VIP area. Visit enzian.org for more information. DEC. 19-22 The Winter Park Presbyterian Churchs holiday schedule will again feature the Longest Night, which is a worship service of remembrance, and its 45th annual Liv ing Nativity. The Longest Night service, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., provides a time of quiet reection, special music, healing prayer, and candlelight for those experiencing loneliness and loss because of the death of a loved one, relationship problems, job insecurities, health con cerns, or weariness from holiday prepa rations. All are welcome. Show times for the Living Nativity are 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20. The Living Nativity,, which depicts the original Christmas Day features a story teller, carols and live ani mals. DEC. 22 Please join Winter Park Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, for a Lessons and Carols service with congregational participation in sing ing of classic Christmas carols at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. Call 407-647-1467 or visit winppc.org for more information. DEC. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be offered Dec. 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. Lessons and carols are at 5 p.m. in the Sanctu ary and at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. theres a traditional service with communion. At the Matthias Family Life Center there will be a childrens service at 5 p.m. and a contem porary service and communion at 8 p.m. Its all at 125 N. Interlachen Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-644-2906 for info. DEC. 28 To wrap up the holiday season with a bright red bow on top, the city of Winter Park will proudly host the seventh annual Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Its all as a prelude to the Russell Athletic Bowl game on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Citrus Bowl. School bands from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Ameri can Athletic Conference teams will march through downtown Winter Park and per form a Bandastic Game Day Preview in Central Park. For more information, please call 407-599-3463. DEC. 30 Join Florida Citrus Sports as it celebrates the Florida Citrus Parade, the nations second largest sports-afliated parade! Participating in the parade are univer sity marching bands from the Capital One Bowl, high school marching bands from across the country, high-stepping equestrian units, celebrity guests, and more! Dont miss one of the most excit ing events of Orlando Bowl Week! Its on Orange Avenue and Rosalind Avenue, starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 30. For more information, visit oridacitrussports.com FAMILY CALENDAR 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 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER S anta and Mrs. Claus greet paradegoers at Winter Parks Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade that got visitors into the holiday spirit on Park Avenue Dec. 7. Winter Park Christmas Parade Community Bulletin

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 5 On behalf of the city of Winter happiest of holidays to you and the opportunity to focus on what ple that mean the most to us. and play in Florida for todays our residents. We thank you for your contin you happy holidays this season and many blessings all year long. City Hall closed and no Waste Pro services City Hall will be closed begin day. Normal business hours will City Hall will also be closed of New Years Day. There will be mas Day or New Years Day. Nor next regularly scheduled collec tion day. Dec. 23 City Commission meeting cancelled been cancelled. The next regu larly scheduled City Commission Its a great time to skate on Christmas break! Dont forget the citys Winter to 6 p.m. but closed on Christmas Day. Here are the hours during the holiday school break: noon 9 p.m. cityofwinterpark.org/WITP Vote for your favorite holiday window partment is proud to present its fourth annual Winter in the window online at cityofwinter park.org/HWC cityofwinterpark.org/WITP and tab. Twitter. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Happiest of holidays Feld Entertainment248339 #R inglingBro s Ringling.comSAVE $4 on Tickets!Good on Select PerformancesRestrictions and exclusions may apply. No double discounts. Subject to availability. Excludes premium seats. Offer excludes day of show. JAN. GOOD ONLY Fri. JAN. 10 7:30 PM Sat. JAN. 11 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM Presented locally by ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 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 hap p ier!

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Page 6 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Residents who miss the last call tonight at one historic Winter months before they get another chance. The historic Tom and Jerrys next month to make way for the dential area. new location set for an open lot We want to try to take the old sign and a liquor li cense and do said Tom and Jerrys owner who also hap pens to be the had been in need of a retro restrooms and other areas of the bar fell behind the times. The new location will also fea draw in new customers. The Tom and Jerrys building ago. wasnt sure if the new location would retain the business its had and dim lightning of its original PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Tom and Jerrys stood in the same place for 67 years leading up to its big sendoff tonight. The longlived bar and lounge is set to be torn down to make way for the Ravaudage mixed use development. Historic bar to relocated TIM FREED Observer staff Please see LAST CALL on next page r fn tbn r rfr nntrntbnr ffftbbfb nn tnbn nnf t nrn rnn n brn tbn r bn LAST CALL LAST CALL

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 7 Winter Park boys basketball is on a roll under new coach Donald cats to a 9-1 season start as of the start of the week. The boys team year in which they bowed out playoffs. The team is off to its best start championship led by soon-to-be The team has been rebuilding beginning with an implosion in the season 6-21. Cypress Creek and Boone at press time this week. The Wildcats will face district Boca Raton High Christmas Tour nament on Dec. 26. The Cougars that trend before Christmas break. The girls basketball team has in the double digits. Dec. 19 before taking a break for Christmas. Wildcats leap to promising start ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Member of: 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. LAST CALL | Bar set to be rebuilt along New England Avenue Tom and Jerrys was a packaging thirsty patrons could buy a six This has been a staple here a regular at the bar for more than Theres not a lot businesses said. Were not a city like Boston thats kept certain bars Cheers bar has been Other bars in Winter Park the years include era watering hole that burnt down Rollins Col lege. Harpers later reborn at a new loca and changed hands shortly after. Bellows felt strongly that the new Tom and Jerrys would suc tential impact on Winter Park and the surrounding areas. Tom and Jerrys will commem C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE I always say its a five star hole in the wall. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Baldwin Parks last First Friday of the year brought out local artists and chari ties raising cheer and funds just in time for the holiday season on Dec. 6. First Friday Art Stroll

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 9 weakening under the pressure of the pace of her brisk walk despite her back. But the winds were also a re minder of why she had to keep going. Ribbons attached to the of the people she was walking them along with her. I think thats what kept her these people who are tied physi for blood cancer patients through dent who is the director of com training group with mentors for campaigns. passionate about helping others I know what its like to not know whats going to happen of helplessness and hopelessness helplessness and hopelessness a friends house at night on icy and split her head open and bit through her tongue. training her tongue to speak cor rectly again. No one was going to tell her she couldnt take care be able to walk with them or help ally on her own now with two children who were under the a choice whether and I think thats what really made her into the per son that she is said. learning how to walk; in just six months she was racing. In February I went roller skat During that time she was also attending school full-time and like that. Now her passion and deter still weak from her accident long and her knees began to buckle in pushing. Her ankle hurt for a wasnt sure if she could do anoth er half marathon. But three days and who knows what will be after that. Curing cancer, one step at a time again before racing BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff 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. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A debilitating car accident left Jo Ann Donaldson in a wheelchair, but 21 years later she just nished walking her rst half-marathon.

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Page 12 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer holidays are such a special time of year. But to sabotage the magic of the holiday season. 1. The gift of the joy-o-meter party or picking fewer holidays cards for a 2. The gift of hydration ous threat to physical health and emotional just half a liter dehydrated can increase your water you might experience unnecessary make sure you drink enough water through out the day. Keep a bottle close by so youre Warm with lemon is golden. willing and eager to help when asked. In fact they will enjoy being part of a family project How we breathe can affect our emotional and mental states and determine how we breathing can literally short circuit the stress about your business youre reminded often to practice the simple but powerful act of throughout the coming days. ment though this can be challenging during this body gathers no stress! 6. The gift of letting go ideas about yourself and others that are not year beckons. If we want a different experi holidays to make room for the new. Six gifts to give (yourself) during the holidays of food. With all the delicious treats usually hard to resist the temptation and maintain a healthy diet throughout the holiday season. This months Work Well Winter Park lection of snacks. For tips on healthy recipes then shared three delicious recipes that com foods should be consumed in their most es seeds. The third pillar encourages the use of seek foods that are nutrient-dense by includ ing an array of colors in your menu. sic sauces often found around holiday tables and paired them with seasonally fresh dish pared a white sauce to mix with kale for a makes a wonderful dressing or marinade. In rot and cucumber salad. These recipes can be able at wholefoods. com/recipes To wrap up added that one trick to remain ing healthy dur ing the holidays is not only to be mindful of what you far too quickly and chew their food far too Carefully chewing your food is a signal to of strawberries for dessert and asked attend thoroughly chew the berries. The brief ex ercise demonstrated that taking the time to the nibbling that takes place during the holi causing you to reach for a snack. Work Well Winter Park wishes you a happy holiday season and looks forward to a healthy new year! Work Well Winter Park is a movement spearheaded by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to improve the health and well-being of the workforce in our community by creating lasting, cultural change. For more information, please visit workwellwinterpark.org Recipe ideas for eating well over the holidays 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 Puja Madan is a womens health coach, writer and speaker. She has received her training from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. Puja offers powerful health and wellness programs for young women, in person or online, empowering them through healthier food and lifestyle choices. Puja practises Yoga and meditation daily and believes that all inner growth starts with a love affair with oneself! For more information visit www.innerscientist.com or www.facebook.com/ innerscientist PUJA MADAN Guest columnist

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 13 shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. and Khloe Kardashian way heaped praise on this giant of a man. We would less for a man who man aged to hold disaffected form a new nation. that somehow he embodied the human ment to justice that many of us keep silently buried in our hearts. He demonstrated ex be right but somehow fall short of in prac tice. He exercised an optimism that circum stances seem to cloud for many of us. He was a man for all seasons and a man for all people. touched all but his starkest enemies with a grace that brought out the best in them. remembrance for him last week. I think so many people are attracted sionary and historical. These are things to it takes our breath away. We saw it in Nel I am reminded of another man for all sea are still attracted to Jesus is that he exem Jesus Christ actually empowers us to do so more successfully. remember there is someone who can trans form those longings into action. His name Mandelas lesson: Be fully human Jim Govatos Reality Lines FOOD | Want a quick way to make everybodys tummies happy? Try these easy-to-bake butter cookies are linked to the dishes my mother made during the holidays. This recipe for my these delicious cookies is almost as fun as eating them! MOMS BUTTER COOKIES 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar nilla extract 2 cups all-pur or stirred before measuring salt 1 teaspoon bak ing powder food processor or and sugar until light and fluffy. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 mixing until well-blended. on ungreased cookie sheets; press a nut until just lightly browned. Place on a rack Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning childrens author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic Cookbook. Her website is divapro. com. To see how-to videos, recipes and more, like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Hulu.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc I cember! Now is when we reap the rewards of our hard work earlier in the season and enjoy our bountiful December is not known so much as keep fresh edibles coming in your gar or trellis to climb up and you can make add a little compost to boost the soil fer tatoes should be planted now. You can Now is a great time to plant an herb the cool weather and can tolerate below and strawberries in one of our growbox and make great Christmas gifts! Visit order yours. Prepare now for the cool weather by garden and pathways to help insulate the in case of danger of frost. If you are around the bases of trees for a quick layer of insulation for frost protection. Be sure to mark your calendar for at Winter Park Community Center Church mas! Our Whole Community wishes all a happy and healthy Christmas season. brings communities together to establish relationships and share resources result their pursuit of optimal health. For more Our Whole Community is pleased to contribute monthly to the Winter Park quiries about OWC. December Garden Notes

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Page 14 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Holiday giving Feed the Need Campaign raises $96,000 to ght hunger the Need campaign celebrated Park as the result of the 22-day fundraiser to end hunger in our join in the pride shared with Winter Park Chamber of Com proud of the Winter Park com munity for responding to the Feed the Need campaign in such needwp.org Now through Dec. 23 Dickens by Candlelight with tea and cookies Of all the ways to experience tion called Dickens by Candle into the action by seating us at and homemade cookies as the extraordinary three actors (who us. This year is extra special to com Dec. 19 to 22 The Abbey Presents Naughty is Nice: a Christmas Cabaret downtown Orlando will present 22. Featuring Orlandos brightest talent on-stage off-color Christmas Caba and young Kennedy Joy naughty side of Christmas new holiday songs. In sixDec. 19 to 23 The Nutcracker by the Orlando Ballet classic holiday tradition per formed around the world and Nutcracker on she is transport ed on a magical journey. Based on a fairytale in which the Nut cracker comes to life as an en the story as danced by the Orlando Ballet that includes and a celebra tion of dances from around the world. Visit Dec. 20 and 21 Star of Bethlehem at the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole College tion of planetariums around the Planetarium will present the secular and religious audiences planet Dec. 20 and 22 Christmas Connected is a Toys vs. iPad smackdown In this Northwest Dance entire family. The free perfor and at 9 a.m. and noon on Dec. 22 Clarcona-Ocoee Road in Orlando. Dec. 20 The Power Chords Very Merry Christmas Concert In a one-night-only concert featuring youthful singing and dancing to some of the Holiday this high-energy performance by the Orlando Repertorys Power Chords are sure to put you into the holiday spirit. Power Chords is comprised of some of Cen tral Floridas most talented ranging from of age. The show begins OrlandoRep. Dec. 21 and 22 Central Florida Ballets Nutcracker Central Florida Ballets Nut ing productions in the entire na and thanks to some on-stage classic will be performed on Dec. p.m. at the Chapin Theater in CentralFloridaBallet.com Dec. 22, 23, 24 David McElroy in the One-Man Christmas Carol presents three opportunities to from the Dickens classic. Perfor mances are Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at at The Venue in Orlando (call Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Open House at the Morse Museum One doesnt immediately Raintree Chamber Players from Dec. 24 St. Lukes Cathedrals Christmas Oratorio de Noel before its premiere on Christmas Choir and soloists with cham and open to the public. Dec. 26 Mennello Museums Holiday Open House Following a kindly established is free and open to the public on the community from the museum 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. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar THE ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL ORATORIO DE NOEL This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film: HOME ALONEExperience this holiday classic on the big screen! Sun 12 PMSpecial Programs: RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALEThe best anti-Christmas movie since BAD SANTA! THE VILLAGE VOICE Sat 1 PM CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER! Directed by Alexander Payne Cast | Will Forte, Bruce Dern, Bob Odenkirk NEBRASKA Fri Sun 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:30 (Tues Closed for Christmas Eve) Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. The Learning Tree is a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter ParkWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! 1021 New York Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 41 years of service this year.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 15 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives head around what a pox mankind is for really pausing to consider our impact upon the planet. of life. tains us. Our oceans are warming and in creasingly acidic. Our topsoils are washed sprayed with polluting herbicides and and marine species are becoming extinct at edible species. Our fellow humans are more humans on the way. In the next few cation. The fresh water Himalayan glaciers are inexorably melting away. unsustainable for our planets ecosystem. to cleanly desalinate ocean water and not requiring yet more untilled acreage or day of lets speak euphemistically to ing due. Its ironic to me that the one nation on earth that should be at the forefront of building a sustainable population now we are hearing increased rumblings decline if we dont increase our national population (look at Japan we are con the aging Boomers for gawds sake? Our economic model is predicated on worldwide. There is no economic alterna I totally get. It is hard to embrace sustain more. damned. sands of people from all around the world are preparing to descend upon Orange County owns and operates the facility and funds its maintenance and operations with is a tax on hotel beds and as such is paid in the country. It is also the second most open to the general public. The economic impact from these shows is enormous. In in economic impact to our community. cal businesses. Twenty-nine percent take will include both aesthetics as well as niture groupings will also be added to all concourses to make for a more relaxed and less industrial atmosphere. To ensure more also upgraded the wireless system in both buildings to handle more attendees on cell one time. I am proud of the Orange County Con any questions or concerns about the con Momma knows best Tourist tax dollars and our convention economy 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! Here we all are scampering around Do we human beings know who we kinds of colorful concoctions to soothe us existence? reach acceptable conclusions far beyond the reasonable boundaries of our under that is primarily only our own assump tion? all our own best qualities? ents seem to be rich in most of these godly qualities here on earth? life? Do you think it fair that you did not cre facto to better the original product? way? Dont we spend a lot of time trying imperfect people like us? perfect automobile manufacturer dare to produce only automobiles that are designed to need constant repairing? spiritual mechanics labor to perfect our imperfectly functioning souls? These me fections of their own. (We are too polite to by making them seem to go away miracu If questions still linger anywhere in Does doubt about personal perfection Questions from us ignoscenti About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Either we humans wisely reduce our population, or Mother Nature will do it for us. Ted Edwards Commissioners Corner

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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park city staff freed up 29 public parking spaces outside of City Hall earlier this month in an effort to bring additional foot ing the crucial holiday season. The new three-hour parking spaces were originally for city following the City Commissions recent talks about the citys lack of parking downtown. Winter Park City Commissioners supported the parking change when the idea was presented to them during their 29 parking spots meant at least 29 more customers shopping on I think we need to do USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! TOM & JERRYS TAKES ITS LAST LAST CALLLIFESTYLES, 6Running down a dreamIn the hospital she was told she may not walk again. Then she HEALTHY LIVING, 9Christmas cheerWant to get out of the house? Put CULTURE, 14COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 HEALTHY LIVING ............... 9 CULTURE ................... 14 OPINIONS ................... 15 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 16 woke up suddenly and inexplicably deaf. hard of hearing member of their church asked him to translate the ally felt led to minister to the deaf deaf community at Dayspring has taken on a special role around the only one most deaf children pearance at the Center for Inde children present. The expression on the kids faces when I sign to them is priceand down eagerly. When it was ing her desire for a bow and ar understood her wish. ents. replied. second time around parents. they made the decision to become ing three of their foster children. Their 6-year-old daughter Kearas hearing impairment is began in infancy and causes her from almost normal to profound -PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERA signing Santa Claus greets Keara OSteen, 6, at an event for deaf children Dec. 12. The signing Santa Christmas joy for deaf childrenALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see SANTA on page 2 struction continues at the inter the area until construction is completed in midto lateJanu city transportation engineer Charlie Wallace. about ongoing backups and im peded access to Publix and other area shops started rolling in in has been reopened for two-way additional signage was installed Well continue to tweak what we need to until the project is than they were before. If we can get the cut-through Trafc may change after complaintsSARAH WILSON Observer staffWinter Parks holiday rush hourCity scrambles for parking during holiday seasonTIM FREED Observer staff Please see PARKING on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Orlandos Largest Private Treatment Program Holiday Special 10% Off All Programs Good Thru December 31Medically Managed Dual Diagnosis Evidenced Based Programs2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERParking has been at a premium as the city has scrambled for solutions during the busy holiday season.

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Page 2 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer SANTA | Deaf interpreter gives children a big surprise: a Santa who can listen to their Christmas wishesly deafat. cipher speech sounds and com als. hard of hearing students where Basically Keara will be bi-lin communicate across the deaf and her the ability to choose between signing or speaking when appro priate. The experience seemed to in couldnt stop grin ning and signing with her friends and class mates. Did you enjoy Rick asked her. ed before racing off to join her friends. Well there you This is part of her to a special commuthis are wonderful for the kids and go a long way toward helping them feel normal in a said. We brought our other two children to be exposed to it also. Its important for us to expe CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PARKING | Mayor: More spaces unlikely until next yearour residents and for our guests We should try to take care of we also need to be looking much The City Commission ap City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper came up with another Water Treatment Plant parking more room for public parking But that idea hit a roadblock last week when Public Works DiCommission that the parking lots wouldnt be ready in time for the be conducted on how to secure these lots and make them safer for pedestrians. City staff wont be able to [parking spaces] as were going night and were not going to get But Bradley remained optiparking woes can be seen as a good thing. parking problem and do someparking problem because nobody Bradley said. This is a problem that started years ago when city assets were turned into other city Now were working on soludowntown parking problem if people are constantly circling I want residents and guests to come down and know where CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FEATURING ... 250 North Orlando Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789407.677.9777 Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades every climate...every season A Premier Flooring Source Area Rugs Window Treatments... AND MUCH MORE! PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER The signing Santa poses with deaf children at the Center For Independent Living on Dec. 12.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 3 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Operation Holiday Safety sneaks up on us and we are con gathering of family and friends; the year-end holiday season is a joyous time of year indeed. But in residential settings. Included Christmas trees and holiday lights gan with Christmas trees. Home lion in direct property damage per property damage per year.Cooking the leading cause of home struc partments responded to an esti ignition. Unattended cooking was by far the leading contribut deaths.CandlesDecember is the peak time of started in the bedroom and more when things that can burn are too close to the candle. Youngsters are alone in a room with a burn and lighters up high and out of real candles.Heating AppliancesThere is something about the winter months and curling up But did you know that heating equipment is the second leading and February. Keeping anything from heating equipment like the portable space heater is a good way to help ensure your safety. room or going to bed. Safety tips: Holiday decoratingrations. Choose decorations that dant. decorations and other things that can burn. of an independent testing labora with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of manufacturers instructions for nect. lights so the cords do not get dam aged. windows and doors. Holiday entertainingescape plan. from lit candles. up high in a locked cabinet. side. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them. for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding. Being careful and using the holiday season for you and your family. Be safer this season We are large enough to give you what you want and small enough to provide it the way you want it. To learn more, please visit any of our banking centers from Orlando to Miami or call us at 1-800-435-8839.13-0089/rev090113 citynational.com Member FDIC Personal Relationships | Local Decisions | StabilityREDEFINING BANKING. 1115-8 CNwinterPrk.indd 1 11/20/13 9:40 AM 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com*Information based on current closings. Circumstances beyond Trustco Banks control may delay closing. Please note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw these products or certain features thereof without prior notification.Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKFast, Local Decisions Close your First Mortgage in 30 days!*Schedule Closing Date at Application Our loans close on time!Low Closing Costs No Points and No Tax Escrow required Trustco Mortgages We Close Loans!

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Page 4 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Letters to Santa contestHey kids, write your letters to Santa and you could win a prize package includ ing tickets for ice-skating! The theme for the Winter Park-Maitland Observers Letters to Santa contest this year is The gift I most want to give is and write what youd do if you could be Santa Claus to the world. Letters to Santa contest en tries are to be no longer than one page. Send emails to ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com or physical mail to Santa Claus, 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando FL 32835. Include the authors name, phone number, address and email. Good luck! The contest sponsored by the Observer, city of Winter Park, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Maitland Public Library and Winter Park Public Library. Post Ofce open on SundaysOur local hometown Post Ofce will be open on Sundays during the holiday from noon to 3 p.m. to help send gifts to loved ones this season. Thursday, Dec. 19, 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 Calendar DEC. 22 Jane Rosenbohm brings 46 years of mu sical experience to her classical guitar performance from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 at Casa Feliz in Winter Park. She also is giving away a new Tyler Mountain acoustic guitar during her performance. All rafe tickets sold will benet Casa Feliz. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. and you must be present to win. Its all at Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. DEC. 31 Winter Parks Alfond Inn is hosting a New Years Eve Gala from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. on New Years eve through early morning to ring in 2014. Live entertainment featur ing the Buzzcatz will keep things hopping during a dinner and New Years toast. For reservations, contact Rebecca Wisniews ki at 407-645-6604. Its the Enzians James Bond-themed New Years Eve Party! Bond is back this year and hes ready for his Martinis to be shaken not stirred. Champagne and signature cocktails will also be served. Prizes awarded to the best James Bond, Villain, and Bond Girl costumes. Balloon drop and favors. It starts at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of You Only Live Twice, a DJ spinning from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., plus a special VIP area. Visit enzian.org for more information. DEC. 19-22The Winter Park Presbyterian Churchs holiday schedule will again feature the Longest Night, which is a worship service of remembrance, and its 45th annual Living Nativity. The Longest Night service, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., provides a time of quiet reection, special music, healing prayer, and candlelight for those experiencing loneliness and loss because of the death of a loved one, relationship problems, job insecurities, health con cerns, or weariness from holiday prepa rations. All are welcome. Show times for the Living Nativity are 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20. The Living Nativity,, which depicts the original Christmas Day features a story teller, carols and live ani mals.DEC. 22Please join Winter Park Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, for a Lessons and Carols service with congregational participation in singing of classic Christmas carols at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. Call 407-647-1467 or visit winppc.org for more information. DEC. 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be offered Dec. 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. Lessons and carols are at 5 p.m. in the Sanctu ary and at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. theres a traditional service with communion. At the Matthias Family Life Center there will be a childrens service at 5 p.m. and a contem porary service and communion at 8 p.m. Its all at 125 N. Interlachen Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-644-2906 for info. DEC. 28To wrap up the holiday season with a bright red bow on top, the city of Winter Park will proudly host the seventh annual Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Its all as a prelude to the Russell Athletic Bowl game on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Citrus Bowl. School bands from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Ameri can Athletic Conference teams will march through downtown Winter Park and perform a Bandastic Game Day Preview in Central Park. For more information, please call 407-599-3463.DEC. 30 Join Florida Citrus Sports as it celebrates the Florida Citrus Parade, the nations second largest sports-afliated parade! Participating in the parade are univer sity marching bands from the Capital One Bowl, high school marching bands from across the country, high-stepping equestrian units, celebrity guests, and more! Dont miss one of the most excit ing events of Orlando Bowl Week! Its on Orange Avenue and Rosalind Avenue, starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 30. For more information, visit oridacitrussports.com FAMILY CALENDAR 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 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK AND SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Santa and Mrs. Claus greet paradegoers at Winter Parks Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade that got visitors into the holiday spirit on Park Avenue Dec. 7. Winter Park Christmas Parade Community Bulletin

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 5On behalf of the city of Winter happiest of holidays to you and the opportunity to focus on what ple that mean the most to us. and play in Florida for todays our residents. We thank you for your continyou happy holidays this season and many blessings all year long.City Hall closed and no Waste Pro servicesCity Hall will be closed begin day. Normal business hours will City Hall will also be closed of New Years Day. There will be mas Day or New Years Day. Nor next regularly scheduled collec tion day.Dec. 23 City Commission meeting cancelledbeen cancelled. The next regularly scheduled City Commission Its a great time to skate on Christmas break!Dont forget the citys Winter to 6 p.m. but closed on Christmas Day. Here are the hours during the holiday school break: noon 9 p.m. cityofwinterpark.org/WITPVote for your favorite holiday window partment is proud to present its fourth annual Winter in the window online at cityofwinter park.org/HWC cityofwinterpark.org/WITP and tab. Twitter. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Happiest of holidays Feld Entertainment248339 #R inglingBro s Ringling.comSAVE $4 on Tickets!Good on Select PerformancesRestrictions and exclusions may apply. No double discounts. Subject to availability. Excludes premium seats. Offer excludes day of show. JAN. GOOD ONLY Fri. JAN. 10 7:30 PM Sat. JAN. 11 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM Presented locally by ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK 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 6 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Residents who miss the last call tonight at one historic Winter months before they get another chance. The historic Tom and Jerrys next month to make way for the dential area. new location set for an open lot We want to try to take the old sign and a liquor li cense and do said Tom and Jerrys owner who also hap pens to be the had been in need of a retro restrooms and other areas of the bar fell behind the times. The new location will also fea draw in new customers. The Tom and Jerrys building ago. wasnt sure if the new location would retain the business its had and dim lightning of its original PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERTom and Jerrys stood in the same place for 67 years leading up to its big sendoff tonight. The longlived bar and lounge is set to be torn down to make way for the Ravaudage mixed use development. Historic bar to relocatedTIM FREED Observer staff Please see LAST CALL on next page r fn tbn r rfr nntrntbnr ffftbbfb nn tnbn nnf t nrn rnn n brn tbn r bn LAST CALL LAST CALL

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 7Winter Park boys basketball is on a roll under new coach Donald cats to a 9-1 season start as of the start of the week. The boys team year in which they bowed out playoffs. The team is off to its best start championship led by soon-to-be The team has been rebuilding beginning with an implosion in the season 6-21. Cypress Creek and Boone at press time this week. The Wildcats will face district Boca Raton High Christmas Tour nament on Dec. 26. The Cougars that trend before Christmas break. The girls basketball team has in the double digits. Dec. 19 before taking a break for Christmas. Wildcats leap to promising startISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Member of: 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. LAST CALL | Bar set to be rebuilt along New England Avenue Tom and Jerrys was a packaging thirsty patrons could buy a six This has been a staple here a regular at the bar for more than Theres not a lot businesses said. Were not a city like Boston thats kept certain bars Cheers bar has been Other bars in Winter Park the years include era watering hole that burnt down Rollins College. Harpers later reborn at a new loca and changed hands shortly after. Bellows felt strongly that the new Tom and Jerrys would suc tential impact on Winter Park and the surrounding areas. Tom and Jerrys will commem CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE I always say its a five star hole in the wall. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERBaldwin Parks last First Friday of the year brought out local artists and charities raising cheer and funds just in time for the holiday season on Dec. 6. First Friday Art Stroll

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 9 weakening under the pressure of the pace of her brisk walk despite her back. But the winds were also a reminder of why she had to keep going. Ribbons attached to the of the people she was walking them along with her. I think thats what kept her these people who are tied physi for blood cancer patients through dent who is the director of comtraining group with mentors for campaigns. passionate about helping others I know what its like to not know whats going to happen of helplessness and hopelessness helplessness and hopelessness a friends house at night on icy and split her head open and bit through her tongue. training her tongue to speak cor rectly again. No one was going to tell her she couldnt take care be able to walk with them or help ally on her own now with two children who were under the a choice whether and I think thats what really made her into the per son that she is said. learning how to walk; in just six months she was racing. In February I went roller skat During that time she was also attending school full-time and like that. Now her passion and deter still weak from her accident long and her knees began to buckle in pushing. Her ankle hurt for a wasnt sure if she could do anoth er half marathon. But three days and who knows what will be after that. Curing cancer, one step at a time again before racing BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff 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. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERA debilitating car accident left Jo Ann Donaldson in a wheelchair, but 21 years later she just nished walking her rst half-marathon.

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Page 12 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer holidays are such a special time of year. But to sabotage the magic of the holiday season. 1. The gift of the joy-o-meter party or picking fewer holidays cards for a 2. The gift of hydration ous threat to physical health and emotional just half a liter dehydrated can increase your water you might experience unnecessary make sure you drink enough water through out the day. Keep a bottle close by so youre Warm with lemon is golden. willing and eager to help when asked. In fact they will enjoy being part of a family project How we breathe can affect our emotional and mental states and determine how we breathing can literally short circuit the stress about your business youre reminded often to practice the simple but powerful act of throughout the coming days. ment though this can be challenging during this body gathers no stress! 6. The gift of letting go ideas about yourself and others that are not year beckons. If we want a different experiholidays to make room for the new.Six gifts to give (yourself) during the holidays of food. With all the delicious treats usually hard to resist the temptation and maintain a healthy diet throughout the holiday season. This months Work Well Winter Park lection of snacks. For tips on healthy recipes then shared three delicious recipes that comfoods should be consumed in their most es seeds. The third pillar encourages the use of seek foods that are nutrient-dense by includ ing an array of colors in your menu. sic sauces often found around holiday tables and paired them with seasonally fresh dish pared a white sauce to mix with kale for a makes a wonderful dressing or marinade. In rot and cucumber salad. These recipes can be able at wholefoods. com/recipes To wrap up added that one trick to remain ing healthy dur ing the holidays is not only to be mindful of what you far too quickly and chew their food far too Carefully chewing your food is a signal to of strawberries for dessert and asked attend thoroughly chew the berries. The brief ex ercise demonstrated that taking the time to the nibbling that takes place during the holi causing you to reach for a snack. Work Well Winter Park wishes you a happy holiday season and looks forward to a healthy new year! Work Well Winter Park is a movement spearheaded by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to improve the health and well-being of the workforce in our community by creating lasting, cultural change. For more information, please visit workwellwinterpark.orgRecipe ideas for eating well over the holidays 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 Puja Madan is a womens health coach, writer and speaker. She has received her training from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. Puja offers powerful health and wellness programs for young women, in person or online, empowering them through healthier food and lifestyle choices. Puja practises Yoga and meditation daily and believes that all inner growth starts with a love affair with oneself! For more information visit www.innerscientist.com or www.facebook.com/ innerscientist PUJA MADAN Guest columnist

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 13 shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. and Khloe Kardashian way heaped praise on this giant of a man. We would less for a man who man aged to hold disaffected form a new nation. that somehow he embodied the human ment to justice that many of us keep silently buried in our hearts. He demonstrated ex be right but somehow fall short of in prac tice. He exercised an optimism that circum stances seem to cloud for many of us. He was a man for all seasons and a man for all people. touched all but his starkest enemies with a grace that brought out the best in them. remembrance for him last week. I think so many people are attracted sionary and historical. These are things to it takes our breath away. We saw it in Nel I am reminded of another man for all sea are still attracted to Jesus is that he exem Jesus Christ actually empowers us to do so more successfully. remember there is someone who can trans form those longings into action. His name Mandelas lesson: Be fully human Jim Govatos Reality LinesFOOD | Want a quick way to make everybodys tummies happy? Try these easy-to-bake butter cookies are linked to the dishes my mother made during the holidays. This recipe for my these delicious cookies is almost as fun as eating them! MOMS BUTTER COOKIES 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar nilla extract 2 cups all-pur or stirred before measuring salt 1 teaspoon baking powder food processor or and sugar until light and fluffy. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 mixing until well-blended. on ungreased cookie sheets; press a nut until just lightly browned. Place on a rack Angela Shelf Medearis is an award-winning childrens author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic Cookbook. Her website is divapro. com. To see how-to videos, recipes and more, like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Hulu.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. I cember! Now is when we reap the rewards of our hard work earlier in the season and enjoy our bountiful December is not known so much as keep fresh edibles coming in your gar or trellis to climb up and you can make add a little compost to boost the soil fer tatoes should be planted now. You can Now is a great time to plant an herb the cool weather and can tolerate below and strawberries in one of our growbox and make great Christmas gifts! Visit order yours. Prepare now for the cool weather by garden and pathways to help insulate the in case of danger of frost. If you are around the bases of trees for a quick layer of insulation for frost protection. Be sure to mark your calendar for at Winter Park Community Center Church mas! Our Whole Community wishes all a happy and healthy Christmas season. brings communities together to establish relationships and share resources result their pursuit of optimal health. For more Our Whole Community is pleased to contribute monthly to the Winter Park quiries about OWC.December Garden Notes

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Page 14 | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Holiday giving Feed the Need Campaign raises $96,000 to ght hunger the Need campaign celebrated Park as the result of the 22-day fundraiser to end hunger in our join in the pride shared with Winter Park Chamber of Comproud of the Winter Park com munity for responding to the Feed the Need campaign in such needwp.orgNow through Dec. 23 Dickens by Candlelight with tea and cookiesOf all the ways to experience tion called Dickens by Candleinto the action by seating us at and homemade cookies as the extraordinary three actors (who us. This year is extra special to com Dec. 19 to 22 The Abbey Presents Naughty is Nice: a Christmas Cabaretdowntown Orlando will present 22. Featuring Orlandos brightest talent on-stage off-color Christmas Cabaand young Kennedy Joy naughty side of Christmas new holiday songs. In sixDec. 19 to 23 The Nutcracker by the Orlando Ballet classic holiday tradition per formed around the world and Nutcracker on she is transport ed on a magical journey. Based on a fairytale in which the Nutcracker comes to life as an enthe story as danced by the Orlando Ballet that includes and a celebration of dances from around the world. Visit Dec. 20 and 21 Star of Bethlehem at the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole College tion of planetariums around the Planetarium will present the secular and religious audiences planetDec. 20 and 22 Christmas Connected is a Toys vs. iPad smackdown In this Northwest Dance entire family. The free perfor and at 9 a.m. and noon on Dec. 22 Clarcona-Ocoee Road in Orlando. Dec. 20 The Power Chords Very Merry Christmas ConcertIn a one-night-only concert featuring youthful singing and dancing to some of the Holiday this high-energy performance by the Orlando Repertorys Power Chords are sure to put you into the holiday spirit. Power Chords is comprised of some of Cen tral Floridas most talented ranging from of age. The show begins OrlandoRep. Dec. 21 and 22 Central Florida Ballets Nutcracker Central Florida Ballets Nuting productions in the entire na and thanks to some on-stage classic will be performed on Dec. p.m. at the Chapin Theater in CentralFloridaBallet.com Dec. 22, 23, 24 David McElroy in the One-Man Christmas Carol presents three opportunities to from the Dickens classic. Perfor mances are Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at at The Venue in Orlando (call Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Open House at the Morse Museum One doesnt immediately Raintree Chamber Players from Dec. 24 St. Lukes Cathedrals Christmas Oratorio de Noel before its premiere on Christmas Choir and soloists with cham and open to the public. Dec. 26 Mennello Museums Holiday Open HouseFollowing a kindly established is free and open to the public on the community from the museum 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.Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar THE ONE-MAN CHRISTMAS CAROL ORATORIO DE NOEL This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film: HOME ALONEExperience this holiday classic on the big screen! Sun 12 PMSpecial Programs: RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALEThe best anti-Christmas movie since BAD SANTA! THE VILLAGE VOICE Sat 1 PM CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER! Directed by Alexander Payne Cast | Will Forte, Bruce Dern, Bob Odenkirk NEBRASKA Fri Sun 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:30 (Tues Closed for Christmas Eve) Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. The Learning Tree is a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter ParkWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! 1021 New York Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 41 years of service this year.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 | Page 15Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives head around what a pox mankind is for really pausing to consider our impact upon the planet. of life. tains us. Our oceans are warming and increasingly acidic. Our topsoils are washed sprayed with polluting herbicides and and marine species are becoming extinct at edible species. Our fellow humans are more humans on the way. In the next few cation. The fresh water Himalayan glaciers are inexorably melting away. unsustainable for our planets ecosystem. to cleanly desalinate ocean water and not requiring yet more untilled acreage or day of lets speak euphemistically to ing due. Its ironic to me that the one nation on earth that should be at the forefront of building a sustainable population now we are hearing increased rumblings decline if we dont increase our national population (look at Japan we are con the aging Boomers for gawds sake? Our economic model is predicated on worldwide. There is no economic alterna I totally get. It is hard to embrace sustain more. damned. sands of people from all around the world are preparing to descend upon Orange County owns and operates the facility and funds its maintenance and operations with is a tax on hotel beds and as such is paid in the country. It is also the second most open to the general public. The economic impact from these shows is enormous. In in economic impact to our community. cal businesses. Twenty-nine percent take will include both aesthetics as well as niture groupings will also be added to all concourses to make for a more relaxed and less industrial atmosphere. To ensure more also upgraded the wireless system in both buildings to handle more attendees on cell one time. I am proud of the Orange County Con any questions or concerns about the conMomma knows bestTourist tax dollars and our convention economy 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!Here we all are scampering around Do we human beings know who we kinds of colorful concoctions to soothe us existence? reach acceptable conclusions far beyond the reasonable boundaries of our under that is primarily only our own assumption? all our own best qualities? ents seem to be rich in most of these godly qualities here on earth? life? Do you think it fair that you did not cre facto to better the original product? way? Dont we spend a lot of time trying imperfect people like us? perfect automobile manufacturer dare to produce only automobiles that are designed to need constant repairing? spiritual mechanics labor to perfect our imperfectly functioning souls? These me fections of their own. (We are too polite to by making them seem to go away miracuIf questions still linger anywhere in Does doubt about personal perfection Questions from us ignoscenti About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Either we humans wisely reduce our population, or Mother Nature will do it for us. Ted EdwardsCommissioners Corner

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