Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Winter Park Maitland observer
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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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WPMOBSERVER.COM Even before Firehouse Subs opened its doors on Park Av enue, franchise owners Tom and Joanne Calato had their eyes on ways they could make a differ ence in the Winter Park com munity. We wanted to do more than just sell sandwiches, said Tom Calato. We want to be an active part of making the community better. One opportunity to give back was through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the that donates equipment, edu cational tools, scholarships and disaster support to communities where the sub shops are located. The Calatos approached Win USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! WORK OFF THE HOLIDAY POUNDS LIFESTYLES, 6 When kids played with guns Louis Roney talks about when kids went from Cowboys and Indians to real dangers. OPINIONS, 11 Old guys, new tricks These seniors went back to college and love it. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 OPINIONS .................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 22 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Winter Park residents and shop owners along Park Avenue switched up their daily routines on Dec. 20 by walking, riding bikes and taking buses instead of driving, an initiative set in place by the Florida Department of Transportation to get residents thinking of cheaper and more ef The Florida Department of Transportations reThink pro gram helped residents adjust to the change by setting up carpools for the public and giving free bus passes to city employees and lo cal merchants. The FDOT program promoted the idea that many residents may live close enough to walk or ride a bike to work, saving them time and money while freeing up the roads for residents who dont have a choice but to drive, FDOT spokesperson Jessica Keane said. Our goal is always to have people rethink their commute, Keane said. Some people arent aware of how easy it might be to actually get on the bus and get to downtown Winter Park. eryone. The push on Dec. 20 was much more than a brief change of pace, it was a hopeful glimpse into the future along Park Avenue, Win ter Park Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Chapin said. An initiative to cut down the number of drivers along Park Av enue has been in the works for al most two years, set in motion fol lowing the approval of the new SunRail station nearby. The Win ter Park Chamber of Commerce and Rollins College partnered with FDOT to get people used to the idea of commuting without The Chamber hoped that giv ing people a chance to change the way they commute for a day would begin to smooth out the transition into a new era of Sun Rail travel, Chapin said. The future is we have to look for alternative ways to com situation in Central Florida is just out of control. With SunRail, I think thats really going to open peoples minds and get people ARCHIVE PHOTO BY MEGAN STOKES THE OBSERVER Winter Park is pushing for more cyclists, walkers and bus riders with a new program. Leaving the car at home FDOT program promotes alternative ways to commute TIM FREED Observer staff Please see COMMUTING on page 2 Winter Park residents and historic preservationists alike re joiced Dec. 19 as the second half of the 128-year-old Capen House safely made the journey across Lake Osceola to the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, bringing the museums vision of giving the home new life closer to reality. This has been like a wild roll ercoaster for six months now, said Debbie Komanski, executive director of the Albin Polasek Mu seum and Sculpture Garden. Be fore that it was something that nobody would have ever even thought of. We have tremendous com munity pride in achieving this. on Dec. 10 now sits in the Polasek Museum parking lot, waiting to be placed on its new foundation with the second half. But the relocation project still needs funding to put the home back together. The community needs to raise between $120,000 and $130,000 before the Capen House is home free, Komanski said. We know we still have a mar athon ahead of us to really com plete the project, she said. Capen House takes root TIM FREED Observer staff Fire-proong Winter Park kids safety house courtesy of Firehouse Subs ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see FIRE on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Winter Parks Fire Safety House, paid for thanks to Firehouse Subs. We have tremendous community pride in achieving this. 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

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Page 2 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer COMMUTING | City encouraging bikes in the mindset like the they do in the Northeast where, Hey, people commute to work, they dont nec essarily drive to work. Motivating residents to ride a bike or walk to work could free up parking spaces in the citys downtown, making room for visi tors and other residents to park and shop along Park Avenue, Keane said. The shortage in park ing along the Avenue has been a recent focus for the City Commis sion and city staff, who most re cently freed up 29 parking spaces near City Hall last month to boost the crucial holiday season. Fewer drivers on the road could do more than open up park ing spaces, reThink Operations Manager Courtney Miller said. Fewer drivers means less smoke emissions coming from tailpipes, and more oil being conserved. for residents leaving their car keys at home may be found in their wallets, Miller said. A lot of folks only consider their gas tank, Miller said. Well, thats not all it costs to drive. The Your Driving Costs publi cation from AAA for 2013 report ed that the average driver pays 61 cents per mile to drive, including gas, maintenance and insurance. That adds up to $10,000 per year per driver, Miller said. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Rollins College will host a SunRail Breakfast at the Alfond Inn on Jan. 30, where they will outline plans to create new bike share and carpool pro grams for the city, Chapin said. Were one of the most pedes trian-friendly cities; our walk ability score is extremely high, Chapin said. educating our visitors and resi dents on different transit oppor tunities. SunRail itself is set to be up and running in May 2014. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FIRE | G rant of nearly $11,000 helps pay for kids safety training ter Park Fire Chief James White with the idea of applying for a grant from the foundation. We went to White and asked him What could you use, that hasnt been budgeted for? Tom said. The chief suggested that the house to take to local schools to help teach kids how to safely exit Together the chief and I applied for the grant [valued at $10,900] through the foundation, and we were very happy to have the grant approved, Tom said. of attention from passers-by as it on the lawn of Winter Park City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 11. The house features blowup walls covered with easy to equipped with a pump that can smoke to teach older kids how to doors and two windows kids can climb out of to practice their escape technique. It does look a bit like a bounce house, Chief White said, but that is intentional to draw people and kids in; they quickly become curious and want to learn what its all about. This is going to be a huge hit with the schools, said Deputy Fire Chief Pat McCabe, who came up with the idea to request the We plan to take this to schools during Fire Prevention Month in October as part of our educational program, said Com munity Risk Reduction Specialist Susie Whitaker. It will be getting a lot of use as it makes the rounds of schools. In addition to visiting Winter house will also make appear ances at festivals and community ment has been invited to partici pate, Whitaker said. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE 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, Jan. 5th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 5 SUN ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park is pushing for pedal-powered commuters for 2014.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Looking ahead Our main goals for 2014 are as follows: Maintain no increase in our property tax millage rate. Maintain a balanced budget. Continue to move forward with our Capital Improvement Projects. Continue to work to secure new business opportunities and quality new development and re development for our city that will increase our tax base and create new jobs both temporary and per manent. Continue to work with our state legislators to retain, and hopefully enhance, the revenues that we receive from Tallahassee. Construct the new police boat house at Fort Maitland Park. Complete the acquisition of Maitland Avenue from Orange County. Complete the road improve ments in the 17-92/Horatio area. Complete the rerouting of traf from Maitland Avenue to 17-92 in anticipation of the redevelopment of our new downtown. Successfully annex a 40-acre tract on the west side adjacent to State road 434 and Maitland Bou levard for a mixed-use develop ment project. With the coming of SunRail in May, implement the Flexbus dem onstration project to provide lost cost and timely transportation to and from the SunRail Station The prospects for 2014 look very encouraging. With the dedi cation and enthusiasm of our City Council, city volunteer boards, and city staff anything is possible for our city. These wonderful peo ple, and our dedicated and enthu siastic citizens, inspire me. They, along with my great love of our city, are the reasons why I love be ing your mayor. I look forward to our citys bright future with great anticipation, and you should too. Goals for 2014 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER S unRail is set to start rolling in 2014. 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! r f n t b t b b r t r b t t t b r t r r b r t r b t r b t b b b b t b f b r t rf rn tbtn rfntttfbbtttttt r fn tbn r rfr nntrntbnr ffftbbfb nn tnbn nnf t nrn rnn n brn tbn r bn

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Page 4 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 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 JAN. 3 Come out to Baldwin Parks First Friday Festival and Art Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in downtown Baldwin Park. Shop at art and craft vendors in a festival atmosphere with live music, and dine at restaurants along New Broad Street. Friday nights are free at the Morse Muse um in Winter Park. In addition to compli mentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., the Museum fea tures a schedule of live music, art dem onstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take advantage of these free opportuni ties to see permanent exhibitions as well FAMILY CALENDAR 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 Winter Park boys basketball has leapt out to a dominating start to the season already with 11 wins by the time they faced their big gest district rival, University, for 20. The boys headed to Palm Beach Central over the holidays, and their tournament spree isnt done just yet as they host Van guard at noon Jan. 4 in the Polk County/Orange County Shoot out. Vanguard is undefeated this season at 7-0, with blowout wins all season. Only twice all season have the Panthers not doubled their opponents score. The Wildcats have preferred to keep things close so far, edg ing Boone 65-57 while letting the Braves B.J. Taylor rack up 40 points. And theyve learned how to pull out wins in those close games, scoring 23 percent more points in the fourth quarter than any other. After the showdown against Vanguard, the Wildcats host West Orange at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. The Warriors are on a losing streak thats spanned half the season so far. Wildcats whipping opposition ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff as gallery updates. Live music is sched uled from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Friday night of the month and six consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays. Visit morsemuseum.org for more information. JAN. 4 The Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Mu seum will be reopening with a new audio tour, all new exhibitions and free admis sion all year long. CFAMs popular scaven ger hunt will be going digital, with a game you can play on your iPhone, iPad or other smart device. Its great for kids and grown ups of all ages. Visit rollins.edu/cfam for more information. JAN. 5 Tom Garrett will entertain the crowd at Maitlands weekly farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Come for the food, local produce and crafts, stay for the music. JAN. 9 Introduce your kids to a cinema classic with The Incredible Mr. Limpet at Popcorn Flicks in the Park at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in Central Park in Winter Park. Its free, and so is the popcorn courtesy of the En zian theater. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. 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: See website for extended school holiday hours. Snow angels are invited to skate all day for only $10 per skater (skate rental in cluded). For a blizzard of 20 or more people, some cool group discounts are available for all this frigid fun. If you are interested in bringing your whole igloo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corporate holiday gath erings, the rink is available for rental opportunities. Advance reservations are required for private party and group res ervations to avoid an icy avalanche of skaters at the rink. Holiday music, games, carolers and so much more will urry around you as you enjoy Winter in the Park. For more infor mation, please call 407-599-3203 or visit cityofwinterpark.org/WITP Breakin Up is Hard to Do will start off the year at the Winter Park Playhouse. The show opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 15. Relive all the excitement and innocence of your rst kiss with this delightful, upbeat musi cal featuring the songs of hit songwriter Neil Sedaka. Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of ro mance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together, and the chart-topping title song. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 5 On behalf of the city of Winter ParI hope you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to ring in the New Year safely. The city of Winter Park is looking for ward to 2014, and already hus tling with excitement and activity. Qualifying for City Commission seats 1 and 2 The city of Winter Park will hold its municipal General Elec tion for City Commission seats 1 and 2 on Tuesday, March 11. The qualifying period for interested candidates began Monday, Dec. 30, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 7, at noon. If there are more than two candidates running for a seat, the Primary Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11. Qualifying papers and other information regarding the elec tion must be obtained from the city clerk by calling 407-599-3277. Everything must be completed and submitted in its entirety to the city clerk before the qualifying period end, no later than noon, Tuesday, Jan. 7. For more information, call the city clerk at 407-599-3277, visit cityofwinterpark.org/elections or click the Election Button on the homepage of the citys website. Last few days to ice skate! The last day to skate at the citys Winter in the Park ice skating rink is Sunday, Jan. 5. If you havent already taken a spin on the ice, theres only a few days left! Come bring your friends and family to experience some cool fun before its all over. Open daily Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 5. For more freezing information, please call 407-5993203 or skate onto our blustery website at cityofwinterpark.org/ WITP Save the date for the State of the City Luncheon Save the Date! The 2014 Winter Park State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at The Alfond Inn. It will feature the citys Employ ees of the Year and Mayor Ken Bradleys annual State of the City Address. For more information, please call the Winter Park Cham ber of Commerce at 407-644-8281, or purchase tickets on their web site at winterpark.org Dinner on the Avenue tables on sale Jan. 6 The 13th annual Dinner on the Avenue will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted dining experience has become the social event of the year. Tables go on sale Monday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. Gather a table of friends, fam ily, co-workers or neighbors to dine under the stars on beautiful Park Avenue. Tables of eight are available for just $100 each. Only the table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided every thing else is up to you. Bring your own potluck dinner or hire a local caterer to satisfy your palate. Creativity is encouraged and each group is challenged to de velop its own unique look. For more information regard ing this unique dining experience, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/ dinnerontheavenue or call 407643-1613. Recycle: gift-wrapping and Christmas trees Holiday wrapping paper and gift boxes can be recycled with the pers. Please, however, pitch any packing materials such as plastic bubbles and Styrofoam peanuts into your regular garbage cart. Be Cut your Christmas tree in 4-foot lengths the place curbside for yard waste pickup on your regular yard waste pick-up day. Be sure to remove all lights and Unity Heritage Festival The city of Winter Park is proud to present the annual Unity Heritage Festival Sunday, Jan. 19, and Monday, Jan. 20. The annual community festival will promote family history and raise funds for for local economically disadvan taged youth. The festival begins Sunday, Jan. 19, in Shady Park in Hannibal Square located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and New England avenues, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Patrons are also encour aged to visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center just across the street from Shady Park. The cen ter pays tribute to the past, pres ent and future contributions of Winter Parks historic AfricanAmerican community. The heritage festival continues in Shady Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 at 10 a.m. for a special Martin Lu ther King Jr. symbolic program, including the Feature Family Pre sentation. Exciting events and ac tivities will continue throughout the day including food and music. For more information regard ing the 12th annual Unity Heri tage Festival, call 407-599-3275. Walk more, bike more stay safe on the road As we all become more fo cused on our New Years resolu tions and look for ways to burn off those extra calories, here are some helpful tips: All trail users Show courtesy to other trail users at all times Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise des ignated Respect the rights of property owners Keep dogs on-leash and remove pet feces from trail Bicyclists You are responsible for the safe operation of your vehicle Yield to pedestrians Give audible warning when passing pedestrians or oth er bicyclists Ride at a safe speed. Slow down during congested conditions, reduced visibility, and other hazardous conditions Pedestrians Stay to the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Watch for other trail us ers Be especially alert when running Listen for audible signals and allow faster trail users to pass For maps on the best trails in Winter Park, the city offers Cy cling Guide Maps online that show bike lanes, shared-use paths, and streets commonly used by cyclists. Visit cityofwinterpark. org under Residents > Walking. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Resolve to get active! 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

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Page 6 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles goals for many Winter Park and Maitland residents and the cit ies parks and recreation depart ments are ready to give everyone the motivation they need to start them off right. Winter Park starts the year up with parks and recs year-round facility thats open seven days a week, Zumba, Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga and Kick Start Boot Camp, a supervised full-body workout session every Monday, Wednes day and Friday at 6 and 9:30 a.m. Sports leagues starting up football starting Jan. 26 after reg istration ends on Jan. 9, and mens basketball on Feb. 6 with registra tion ending on Jan. 31. Parks and recreation tries to of fer as many different programs as possible to residents and visitors and at a reasonable price, Director John Holland said. where else, but youre probably going to pay a whole lot of money for it, Holland said. Parks and recreation may be one of the best places to start when it comes to a New Years resolution, Winter Park Recreation Chief Jason Seeley said. The open nature of the classes and programs gives residents a chance to jump right in without mak ing any serious commit ments. All they need is an annual pass. A big part of parks and rec reation is health and community and general wellness and having a place to come and do that kind of recreation at an affordable price, Seeley said. They may be intimi dated by going into a big-box gym and signing a contract and all of that. We give them an entry into resolution or make that lifestyle change happen. City programs not only gives residents a chance to save some money, but also a chance to meet with friends and make new ones right within their own commu nity, Seeley said. The people come and theyre steady, Seeley said. I think its more about the community when you come here not just to work out, but be social. Maitlands year-round group tennis lessons will continue through the start of 2014, with youth lessons starting at 4 p.m. and adult lessons starting at ei ther 6 or 7 p.m. depending on the group size from Monday through Friday. Their parks and recreation department will be pushing Top Bodies Fitness classes starting up in late January, which will range from body sculpting courses and boot camp to aerobics and stretch ing for beginners. Days and times will be released earlier that month. Stay tuned to itsmymaitland.com for details. Maitlands adult basketball open gym sessions at Maitland Middle School will also give resi dents a chance to work out while shooting some hoops every Mon day and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Winter Parks Boot Camp in structor Lissa Adams sees the cy cle start over every January, when residents come to her class to form Toward the end of January and February is when we see an explosion of new faces; people with high expectations for them selves and goals, said Adams, years. The biggest reward for me as an instructor and a trainer is to see that light bulb click on with these people that are coming in for may walk back in the door again thats just the most awesome, re warding feeling in the world. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Winter Park and Maitland offer tness programs that can help shed holiday pounds. Parks and recreation the new year TIM FREED Observer staff rff r f r n t b r r f t r r r r b r b rr r t t b r f n f t b b r r n t t r f t Jumpstart your tness resolutions for 2014 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 Orlando s Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Customized workouts Training Indoor warm water swimming 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando 32808 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.co m 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 8 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Sidewalk Sale Park AvenueJanuary 9 12Save 50-75% at participating retailers Details at experienceparkavenue.com or call 407-644-8281. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A Merry Tuba Christmas brought its low brass holiday tunes to the Central Park stage on Dec. 14. Tuba Christmas

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 9 Researchers recently sought to discover the retirement pre paredness of people who were underemployed or unemployed. Their survey showed that more than 60 percent of displaced workers had very little or no confidence about their prospects for retirement. Although signs point to the start of an eco nomic recovery and a smaller unemployment rate, millions of people in America are still underemployed or unemployed. Many workers who had started saving for retirement had to use their savings to survive after losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Experts say that many Americans are overlooking how important it is to seek good retirement benefits programs while they are searching for em ployment. Researchers believe it is important for people to be aware of these issues and be able to identify helpful oppor tunities that will assist them in rebuilding their retirement sav ings. Nearly 60 percent of dis placed workers reported having a type of retirement savings account. Although many seem aware of penalties and taxes in applicable situations, their fi nancial stresses are high enough that more than 30 percent of these workers took withdraw als from their accounts. Experts say that employment gaps have very detrimental effects on long-term retirement savings plans. This is especially true after people have been out of work for more than one year. More than 40 percent of workers who were displaced for more than one year took a withdrawal. However, less than 25 percent of workers who were displaced for less than one year took a withdrawal. Of all the who were surveyed, almost 45 percent said they took with drawals from those accounts. This included more than 50 percent of the unemployed par ticipants and nearly 40 percent of the underemployed partici pants. From all the displaced workers surveyed, the average household retirement savings was about $7,500. People who were 60 years of age or older saved the most on average at $93,000. However, people under this age group had saved less than $20,000 on average. People who were between the ages of 40 and 50 had the highest per centage of retirement savings withdrawals. Experts say that just more than 15 percent of people re sponded that generous retire ment benefits were important to them when searching for jobs. Competitive pay, job stability and easy commuting were all priorities that ranked twice as high or more in importance for displaced workers seeking jobs. This has led experts to realize that these individuals were not placing enough importance on retirement savings. The good news is that there are ways to start rebuilding a damaged nest egg. Experts recommend that people budget their money and look for ways to cut living expenses, which will leave more money to put toward savings. They also say that it is important to look for job opportunities as quickly as possible. While it is best to aim for a job with good retirement benefits, it is possible to work at another job until a better offer is found. Another option is to take on a part-time job. Taking free or affordable classes to sharpen existing skills or learn new ones can also help. For employers, experts recommend providing counsel ing and transition training to workers who are laid off. It is also important to offer an attrac tive retirement savings plan. In addition to keeping workers happy, it is a valuable tool for attracting talented workers in the first place. To learn more about retirement savings plans, discuss options available to effectively establish your own pension and a life time income stream, please give me a call. Bob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, a rm specializing in assisting families in having a calm retirement when faced with stormy nancial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407 644-6646 for questions and assistance. Americans burning through their nest egg savings Presented by: Supported by: Featuring Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners. Learn more about New Hope for Kids mission to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses. Hear how the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will support the organization through its 2014 Chamber Cares campaign. Friday, January 10, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Reflect on the remarkable achievements of our community and look forward to the year ahead with the annual State of the City Address, Winter Park Works Best When Winter Park Works Together, delivered by Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley. The event also features the Citys Employee of the Year Awards presentation. FRIDAY, January 17, 2014 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program The Alfond Inn 300 East New England Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 $35 Chamber Members / $40 Non-Members $275 Corporate Table for 8 Guests Reservations required; space is limited. Visit www.winterpark.org or call 407-644-8281. Presented by: Supported by: 2014 STATE OF THE CITY Luncheon HOSTED BY WASTE PRO Caring For Our Communities 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, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 11 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Chris Jepson had the week off for this issue, so heres a favorite column of his from the past. Ah, such goodies I have for you. Many of you will already know from whence I speak. Ive a book and movie by the same name to recommend. Heres what Bosley Crowther, movie reviewer for The New York Times, had to say Aug. 13, his star, Burt Lancaster, have made from Leopard is a stunning visualization of a mood of melancholy and nostalgia at the passing of an age. The Leopard was published in 1958, ing in the book is spot-on marvelous. The movie is gorgeous. Its Burt Lancaster as the lead that makes the movie so fascinating to watch. Lancaster plays a Sicilian prince in 1860s Italy. Everything is changing. His world is disintegrating. But whats a prince to do? experiments. He carouses. He leads his family. He debates with the family priest. status. He has faults. What man hasnt? But as one English lady observed of the prince, after reading the book: There is a cult could it be to have loved the likes and looks of Lancaster? I was still an impressionable teenager. I missed the movies release in 1963, prob ably not seeing it until Blockbuster Video opened in the late 1980s. What I do vividly recall was my utter fascination with the authors creation of the primary character, the prince, a man at the pinnacle of the social order who clearly understood that his day in the sun was inexorably passing. Not only was Italian nobility being re placed by of all things! a bourgeoisie middle class, but the Prince was now one of the old ones at the dance. I could easily live in Italy today. The land, the food, the history, the art, the cli mate, the people Italy is a grand experi ence. And to have, once-upon-a-time, lived there as a prince on 700-year-old estates, well, sign me up. Burt Lancaster was born in 1913 and was 50 years old when The Leopard was released. He looks about as good as a man hes melancholy. Life, alas, hasnt stopped, prince no less. Time unfortunately does not defer to title or social class. The last 45 minutes of the movie is a gaudy, extravagant ball where the Prince dances with a rapturous Claudia Cardina le, whose character, Angelica, is described in the book as tall and well made, on an ample scale; her skin looked as if it had the . and emanating from her whole person was the invincible calm of a woman sure of her beauty. So lush a woman that one veins pulsing in his temples. Id cry, too, as does the prince in the movie. So much beauty in life sigh so quickly gone. The Leopard captures that dichotomy of human experience, hmmm, shall we say, beautifully. At the dance 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! You may have noticed the repetitive quality of life in the solar system. Our per sonal clock starts the moment we are born and runs until our time is up whenever that may be...But the repetitive quality of almost everything on this earth is initiated night, dark and light, and we soon notice that time which Einstein called the fourth dimension has been conveniently divided up in ways that stem from the rep etition of all we are caught up in, including heartbeats, the sun and the moon. Tell me what words of mine can add productively to my confrontation with my hopes another complete with controversy and politics takes on the semblance of ac tual warfare. Maledizione is the word Italians used to put a curse on ones enemies. If you want to earn maledizione from your kids and their kids, just make your life a series of impossible to match. Still, let me wish you a New Year that will break all your past years best records. My Father used to tell me, You make your own good luck. I grew up believing that expecting some thing puts one on the track toward getting it. Now that 2013 is behind us and 2014 has arrived, we have much to be thankful for, and also much activity ahead. Liberty is continuously under assault from many directions and our mission is to stand fast against such assaults a mission that will decide the course of our great nation. We hope always to stave off tyranny and keep our nose toward stouter Democracy. Let us elect more constitutional conservatives to of Obamas fundamental transformation of America that has dared to subvert the U.S. Constitution. Obamas transforma tion leaves little doubt that he disliked our country as it was. The year 2014 is a critical year. A mental sapling wrote me, It will not be your America much longer. That fact has weighed heavily upon the minds of many observers of our national culture, and I am one of the least of them. History is said to be our greatest teacher. George Santayana, who had been a profes sor at the New England University I at tended, wrote, Those who cannot remem ber the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana said that he stood in philosophy where he stood in daily life he was a con cise pragmatist, not an idle dreamer. I remember how much fun we small boys had playing cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians. We had cap pis tols that went off with a bang from the paper tapes that were rolled up inside the handle, and advanced as the pistols such things as, Bang! Bang! Youre dead! and even fell down and played dead just to make the game more realistic. In those days there were very rare maniacal public killings such as the ones we seem to ex perience now as daily fare. Kids could be kids. I now ask myself if such play ever led to anything of danger in real life...clearly not in those days. Today the picture is decidedly different. What seems to be missing is the entertain ing quality of imagination which we kids enjoyed when we play acted the most outrageous crimes such as shooting each other dead. Perhaps today one might be arrested for simply saying things which were once part of the fun of childish theat rics. A whole dimension of state of mind is lost during todays childhood years. Has big government taken too much from us? Have we already given up too much of our freedom? Obamas funda mental transformation must be carefully rethought...and revamped.... A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. Thomas Jefferson Happy New Year About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Hes trim. Hes fit. Hes handsome. Hes educated. But hes melancholy. Time unfortunately does not defer to title or social class. What seems to be missing is the entertaining quality of imagination which we enjoyed. King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 14, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 23 ANNOUNCEMENTS A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit:www.jodi 2adopt.webs.com/ call Jodi 1-800718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Adoption-A brave & selfless choice. Med ical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & financially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Fein gold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklheart toheart.net #0958107 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. LOST & FOUND Lost black sansung video camera in black sony case lost black Sansung video camera in black Sony case on evening 26 Dec 13 in Win ter Park near train station. Please call 706-577-8095 or 407-970-0498. Re ward. Robert A Bush Sr. 706-577-8095 wytetaledier@yahoo.com REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR RENTWINTER PARK Executive office available in prestigious bank building. Approximately 10 x 12 with windows on two sides. Additional space available for assistant, now or lat er, at additional charge. Aloma and Lake mont Avenues. 24-hour access. Mini mum one year term. Broker. $500 per month. Lou Nimkoff 407-405-3368 office@briofl.com WPMObserver.com OBSERVER Just Sold Homes THE MARKE T PLA C E MindGym December 16, 2013 MindGymDecember 16, 2013 MindGym December 16, 2013 MindGymDecember 16, 2013 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 OBSERVER Open Houses Sunday, January 5th 1555 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park 32789 4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,139 SF | $499,000 Stunning, completely renovated home, now available on one of Winter Parks most desirable streets, just minutes from Park Avenue! The brand new kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an oversized island and beautiful wood cabinets. The mas ter suite has a spacious walk-in closet, gorgeous spa-like master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and French doors leading to the backyard and patio. Hosted by: Lauren Fritch, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 960 Georgia Avenue, Winter Park 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,654 SF | $1,195,000 Beautiful four bedroom, four bath pool home sits on a large corner lot, in Winter Parks most sought after neighborhood, at the end of a tree-lined, brick street. This classic home features over 3,600 square feet and includes formal living and dining rooms, a study, and downstairs master bedroom and bath. Numerous upgrades have been included in this rare gem of a home; three fireplaces, wood flooring and crown molding throughout, planta tion shutters on every window, built-in cabinets, walk-in closets, Jacuzzi tub in master bath, private patio off of master bedroom, balcony overlooking pool and spa off of the second-floor bedroom, storm shutters, security system, ceiling fans, central vacuum, and heated pool and spa. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 1504 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,038 SF | $499,000 Dont miss your opportunity to live on the most famous street in Winter Park. So many options: Re-do, Rehab, Add-On or Build New. Huge lot! Plenty of room for a pool. Formal living room and dining room, great sized kitchen with dinette space. Nice sized family room/den with wet bar. 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8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 1/2014 www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 The Mayf lower. Smart. Secure. And Spectacular.Close your eyes and think continuing care retirement community for a second. What do you see? Park-like grounds and walking trails? A pool and f itness center? A formal dining room? Perhaps. But what about your own faux f ireplace? Hardwood f loors? Designer kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry? Closet systems? At a retirement community . seriously? Seriously. At The Mayf lower, you have the freedom and f lexibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. And while youre having fun doing that, youll also have the guarantee of pre-funded long-term care. Thats what prompted residents like Ann and Pete Cross to plan ahead and proactively make the move . because they wanted to, not because they needed to. How about you?Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. PRETTY AM A ZING FOR ALONGTERM CA RE PLA N [ dont you think? ] MAY 1000 Cross Ad_WPO.indd 1 11/18/13 5:16 PM Proving that life and learn ing should not be limited by age, the Wiese brothers Bill, 67, and Stan, 77, recently returned to the classrooms of Rollins College to attend the schools Center for Lifelong Learning. Were always reading, and learning something new, Bill said. Learning never stops. Education is the only thing you can take with you, Stan said. Its the most important thing you can do for yourself. a bachelors in English from Rollins, in 2001 before mov ing on to complete a masters in liberal studies in 2005. I took my time, taking just one or two classes each semes ter, but I did it, he said. Stan helped Bill fund around, and now as the broth ers return to school more than a decade later, Bill is returning the favor by paying for Stans classes. Younger brother Bill also cares for Stan and helps him get around with the use of a wheelchair, pushing him across campus while the two chat about everything under the sun, from the weather to the campus architecture to the subjects they are studying. The Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning offers liberal studies classes for stu dents ages 50 and older, cover ing everything from arts and literature. And there are also other sorts of classes designed as doctor/patient relations, which teaches seniors how to get more out of their doctor visits. That one actually helped me a lot, Stan said. I learned to write down the things I wanted to discuss with my doctor and prioritize them so I didnt waste time talking about unimportant things. As you get older, some things naturally get more dif In some real life situations its hard for seniors to think their way through it, Bill said. Your brain just doesnt work the way you want it to. The classes permit you to keep your brain operating instead of just vegetating, Bill said. For instance, I sometimes have trouble remembering how to tie my shoelaces and things like that, Stan said, but I really enjoy studying Shakespeare. It keeps your brain chal lenged, Bill said. Never ones to shirk from challenges, the brothers seem to have the ability to set their minds to something and with determination accomplish it. With the threat of poor health looming, both decided to take matters into their own hands and lose some weight. They each lost approximately 130 pounds, using a diet and eating schedule Bill devised. Bill has plans to write a book about the experience, in order to share their success with others who may be strug gling with such a big change. Big fans of cruising and world travel, the brothers have ambitious plans to travel to Antarctica someday soon. The trip is long, but the brothers say theyre up for it. South America and traveling by boat from there, they said. Learning new things and enjoying new experiences are just a part of everyday life for the Wiese brothers. We are avid readers, Stan said. I have kept a diary of every book I have enjoyed for the past 30 years. Stans created a archive with all the books listed by title and author, along with a brief description and a let ter grade A through F for each. Although I dont think Ive ever given an F, he said. Usually I give an A or a B, and I never buy a book that gets less than a C, said Stan, whose favorite topics include ject he studied at Lee College in the s. I had to quit college in s, he said, but I never quit learning. As a hobby, both brothers build Shaker furniture, some thing theyve done for about 15 years. Its a lot of fun and very rewarding to build something with your own hands, Stan said. The Wiese brothers are an anomaly in that theyve man aged to increase their enthu siasm for education with age, more curious now than many of those a quarter of their age. Somewhere along the line I realized that there was more to learn than I had time, and I realized that I needed to do the best I could to learn as much as I could, Bill said. Seniors especially need to keep learning, he said. We need to keep our minds chal lenged. You need to learn because a person who does not learn is empty and ill-prepared to face the challenges of the world. Learning must never stop, or youll be left behind, Bill said. College brothers learn new tricks at Rollins A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Bill, left, and Stan Wiese are back in school together after enrolling at Rollins Colleges Center for Lifelong Learning. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center will be closed through Jan. 3 for the holidays! We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. Starting Jan.14, join us for an eight-week balance class Classes are every Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to any seniors 60+. Please call the Maitland Senior Center at 407-739-6251 to sign up if you are interested space is limited! Join Audrey every Tuesday in Jan uary at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class last one and a half hours and are perfect for all lev els of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday & Friday in January at 1 p.m. to see your fa vorite movies! Check our calen dar online to see what movies are showing in January. Join John every Monday, Thurs day and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear com fortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in Jan uary at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and com fortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in January at 10 a.m. for Instruc tors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in Janu ary at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sublime conscious sleep (medita tion) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold) and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in January at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in January for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. (No class on Jan. 2) The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 South Maitland Ave in Maitland, Fla. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Mait land Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com This City of Maitland Leisure Ser vices program is a service pre sented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance, 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200, Or lando, Fla. 32803. 407-514-1800 The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla. 32751. 407-5396251. CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net. 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Page 3 Q: During a recent party, there was a bit of an incident in the kitchen, and one of the panes in the window above the sink was shattered. I removed the bits of glass and covered the empty space with card board, held in place with duct tape. How easy is it to replace just the pane of glass? Can dace G., Ithaca, N.Y. A: Replacing a single glass pane is a pretty straightfor ward job, one that can be ac complished quickly once you have the supplies and tools at hand. Youll need, of course, a replacement pane of glass. Because the original pane was shattered, the exact dimen Do this by measuring the width and height of the frame. Then, subtract 1/16 inch from each side this will allow a bit of space for the new glass to expand and contract in changing temperatures. When cleaning up the broken glass, did you save the small metal tabs or spring clips that were spaced around the frame? If so, keep them around to reuse; otherwise, youll need to buy replace ments. The metal tabs are called glaziers points and are used in wooden frames; the spring clips are used in metal frames. These help hold the windowpane snugly in place. Head for the hardware store with measurements in hand. Most stores will sell precut windowpanes in standard sizes that match or nearly match your measurements; otherwise, they can cut the glass to your Make sure you have the fol lowing on hand for the repair: Window putty (also known as glaziers putty), a putty knife, glaziers points or spring clips (for metal frames), a wire sandpaper and a soft cloth. Remove the cardboard and tape patch and clean up the frame to prepare it for the new pane. Take out any remaining points or clips and carefully scrape away the old window putty. This may be the most time-consuming part, as the putty may have hardened and adhered to the frame. Be pa tient and work carefully. Once the old putty is re moved, wipe the frame clean. Then add a new line of putty by forming a ball in your hand, then rolling it out into a long, thin line about the width of a pencil. Press this line of putty around the edge of the frame on the side on which the new pane will be attached. Insert the new pane of glass, pressing it against the new putty. Hold it in place with one hand, and with the other hand, insert glaziers points or clips. Points should be placed every 8 inches around the frame and pressed into the wood using the putty knife or a similar tool. Clips can be placed in ex isting holes in the metal frame. Use a little more putty to se cure the pane on the side clos est to you, by dabbing it into areas where the glass touches the frame. Scrape away excess with the putty knife. Clean excess or spilled putty from the window and the frame using the putty knife and a wet cloth. Let the putty dry and cure for about four days before painting. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com My e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Kindle! Pick it up for just 99 cents. Broken window easy to replace

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Page 7 Based on all the commen tary and recollections since his death, apparently I am one of the few people on Earth who never personally met Nelson Mandela. I could only admire from afar his superhuman magnanimity and willingness to bond with those who so bru talized him. But since I do the occasion al guest shot on MSNBC, I ob viously have met Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews. Although we dont agree on everything, I emphatically embrace the thoughts that Sharpton ex pressed, seconded by Mat thews, that the GOP politicians in the United States dont care if the country suffers. The Republicans, being the hand puppets of those who prosper from the growing gap between the have-nots and the have-nearly-everythings, foster a type of economic apartheid in our country. As a result, their principles fall short of those in South Africa surrender power to the moral force of Nelson Mandela and abandon their countrys vi cious system of apartheid. apartheid as any system that separates people according to race, caste, etc. In the United States right now, the top 10 percent takes in half the compensation. The typical CEO makes 273 times more than his or her average work ers. Between 1970 and 2007, according to the Congressional saw income growth of 275 percent those at the bottom, just 18 percent. The gap keeps widening. Upward mobility, which becoming a myth, and getting back to the comparison with South Africas ruling class, those in the U.S. continue to resist any effort to achieve a more equitable society. death against labor unions, against raising a pathetic minimum wage, against pay ing their fair share of taxes or any semblance of it. 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WPMOBSERVER.COM Even before Firehouse Subs opened its doors on Park Avenue, franchise owners Tom and Joanne Calato had their eyes on ways they could make a differ ence in the Winter Park community. We wanted to do more than just sell sandwiches, said Tom Calato. We want to be an active part of making the community better. One opportunity to give back was through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the that donates equipment, educational tools, scholarships and disaster support to communities where the sub shops are located. The Calatos approached WinUSPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! WORK OFF THE HOLIDAY POUNDSLIFESTYLES, 6When kids played with gunsLouis Roney talks about when kids went from Cowboys and Indians to real dangers. OPINIONS, 11Old guys, new tricksThese seniors went back to college and love it. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 OPINIONS ................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 22 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Winter Park residents and shop owners along Park Avenue switched up their daily routines on Dec. 20 by walking, riding bikes and taking buses instead of driving, an initiative set in place by the Florida Department of Transportation to get residents thinking of cheaper and more ef The Florida Department of Transportations reThink pro gram helped residents adjust to the change by setting up carpools for the public and giving free bus passes to city employees and local merchants. The FDOT program promoted the idea that many residents may live close enough to walk or ride a bike to work, saving them time and money while freeing up the roads for residents who dont have a choice but to drive, FDOT spokesperson Jessica Keane said. Our goal is always to have people rethink their commute, Keane said. Some people arent aware of how easy it might be to actually get on the bus and get to downtown Winter Park. eryone. The push on Dec. 20 was much more than a brief change of pace, it was a hopeful glimpse into the future along Park Avenue, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Chapin said. An initiative to cut down the number of drivers along Park Avenue has been in the works for al most two years, set in motion fol lowing the approval of the new SunRail station nearby. The Win ter Park Chamber of Commerce and Rollins College partnered with FDOT to get people used to the idea of commuting without The Chamber hoped that giving people a chance to change the way they commute for a day would begin to smooth out the transition into a new era of Sun Rail travel, Chapin said. The future is we have to look for alternative ways to com situation in Central Florida is just out of control. With SunRail, I think thats really going to open peoples minds and get people ARCHIVE PHOTO BY MEGAN STOKES THE OBSERVERWinter Park is pushing for more cyclists, walkers and bus riders with a new program.Leaving the car at homeFDOT program promotes alternative ways to commuteTIM FREED Observer staff Please see COMMUTING on page 2Winter Park residents and historic preservationists alike rejoiced Dec. 19 as the second half of the 128-year-old Capen House safely made the journey across Lake Osceola to the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, bringing the museums vision of giving the home new life closer to reality. This has been like a wild rollercoaster for six months now, said Debbie Komanski, executive director of the Albin Polasek Mu seum and Sculpture Garden. Be fore that it was something that nobody would have ever even thought of. We have tremendous community pride in achieving this. on Dec. 10 now sits in the Polasek Museum parking lot, waiting to be placed on its new foundation with the second half. But the relocation project still needs funding to put the home back together. The community needs to raise between $120,000 and $130,000 before the Capen House is home free, Komanski said. We know we still have a mar athon ahead of us to really com plete the project, she said.Capen House takes rootTIM FREED Observer staffFire-proong Winter Park kids safety house courtesy of Firehouse SubsALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see FIRE on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERWinter Parks Fire Safety House, paid for thanks to Firehouse Subs. We have tremendous community pride in achieving this. 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

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Page 2 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer COMMUTING | City encouraging bikesin the mindset like the they do in the Northeast where, Hey, people commute to work, they dont nec essarily drive to work. Motivating residents to ride a bike or walk to work could free up parking spaces in the citys downtown, making room for visi tors and other residents to park and shop along Park Avenue, Keane said. The shortage in parking along the Avenue has been a recent focus for the City Commis sion and city staff, who most re cently freed up 29 parking spaces near City Hall last month to boost the crucial holiday season. Fewer drivers on the road could do more than open up park ing spaces, reThink Operations Manager Courtney Miller said. Fewer drivers means less smoke emissions coming from tailpipes, and more oil being conserved. for residents leaving their car keys at home may be found in their wallets, Miller said. A lot of folks only consider their gas tank, Miller said. Well, thats not all it costs to drive. The Your Driving Costs publication from AAA for 2013 report ed that the average driver pays 61 cents per mile to drive, including gas, maintenance and insurance. That adds up to $10,000 per year per driver, Miller said. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Rollins College will host a SunRail Breakfast at the Alfond Inn on Jan. 30, where they will outline plans to create new bike share and carpool pro grams for the city, Chapin said. Were one of the most pedes trian-friendly cities; our walk ability score is extremely high, Chapin said. educating our visitors and resi dents on different transit oppor tunities. SunRail itself is set to be up and running in May 2014. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FIRE | Grant of nearly $11,000 helps pay for kids safety trainingter Park Fire Chief James White with the idea of applying for a grant from the foundation. We went to White and asked him What could you use, that hasnt been budgeted for? Tom said. The chief suggested that the house to take to local schools to help teach kids how to safely exit Together the chief and I applied for the grant [valued at $10,900] through the foundation, and we were very happy to have the grant approved, Tom said. of attention from passers-by as it on the lawn of Winter Park City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 11. The house features blowup walls covered with easy to equipped with a pump that can smoke to teach older kids how to doors and two windows kids can climb out of to practice their escape technique. It does look a bit like a bounce house, Chief White said, but that is intentional to draw people and kids in; they quickly become curious and want to learn what its all about. This is going to be a huge hit with the schools, said Deputy Fire Chief Pat McCabe, who came up with the idea to request the We plan to take this to schools during Fire Prevention Month in October as part of our educational program, said Community Risk Reduction Specialist Susie Whitaker. It will be getting a lot of use as it makes the rounds of schools. In addition to visiting Winter house will also make appear ances at festivals and community ment has been invited to participate, Whitaker said. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE 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, Jan. 5th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 5 SUN ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Winter Park is pushing for pedal-powered commuters for 2014.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Looking aheadOur main goals for 2014 are as follows: Maintain no increase in our property tax millage rate. Maintain a balanced budget. Continue to move forward with our Capital Improvement Projects. Continue to work to secure new business opportunities and quality new development and re development for our city that will increase our tax base and create new jobs both temporary and per manent. Continue to work with our state legislators to retain, and hopefully enhance, the revenues that we receive from Tallahassee. Construct the new police boat house at Fort Maitland Park. Complete the acquisition of Maitland Avenue from Orange County. Complete the road improve ments in the 17-92/Horatio area. Complete the rerouting of traf from Maitland Avenue to 17-92 in anticipation of the redevelopment of our new downtown. Successfully annex a 40-acre tract on the west side adjacent to State road 434 and Maitland Bou levard for a mixed-use develop ment project. With the coming of SunRail in May, implement the Flexbus dem onstration project to provide lost cost and timely transportation to and from the SunRail Station The prospects for 2014 look very encouraging. With the dedi cation and enthusiasm of our City Council, city volunteer boards, and city staff anything is possible for our city. These wonderful peo ple, and our dedicated and enthu siastic citizens, inspire me. They, along with my great love of our city, are the reasons why I love be ing your mayor. I look forward to our citys bright future with great anticipation, and you should too.Goals for 2014 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER SunRail is set to start rolling in 2014. 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! rfntbtbbr trbtttbrtrr brtrbtrbtbb bbtbfbrt rf rn tbtn rfntttfbbtttttt r fn tbn r rfr nntrntbnr ffftbbfb nn tnbn nnf t nrn rnn n brn tbn r bn

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Page 4 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 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 JAN. 3Come out to Baldwin Parks First Friday Festival and Art Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in downtown Baldwin Park. Shop at art and craft vendors in a festival atmosphere with live music, and dine at restaurants along New Broad Street. Friday nights are free at the Morse Museum in Winter Park. In addition to compli mentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., the Museum fea tures a schedule of live music, art dem onstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take advantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well FAMILY CALENDAR 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 Winter Park boys basketball has leapt out to a dominating start to the season already with 11 wins by the time they faced their big gest district rival, University, for 20. The boys headed to Palm Beach Central over the holidays, and their tournament spree isnt done just yet as they host Van guard at noon Jan. 4 in the Polk County/Orange County Shootout. Vanguard is undefeated this season at 7-0, with blowout wins all season. Only twice all season have the Panthers not doubled their opponents score. The Wildcats have preferred to keep things close so far, edg ing Boone 65-57 while letting the Braves B.J. Taylor rack up 40 points. And theyve learned how to pull out wins in those close games, scoring 23 percent more points in the fourth quarter than any other. After the showdown against Vanguard, the Wildcats host West Orange at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. The Warriors are on a losing streak thats spanned half the season so far. Wildcats whipping oppositionISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff as gallery updates. Live music is sched uled from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Friday night of the month and six consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays. Visit morsemuseum.org for more information. JAN. 4The Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Mu seum will be reopening with a new audio tour, all new exhibitions and free admission all year long. CFAMs popular scaven ger hunt will be going digital, with a game you can play on your iPhone, iPad or other smart device. Its great for kids and grown ups of all ages. Visit rollins.edu/cfam for more information. JAN. 5 Tom Garrett will entertain the crowd at Maitlands weekly farmers market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Come for the food, local produce and crafts, stay for the music. JAN. 9Introduce your kids to a cinema classic with The Incredible Mr. Limpet at Popcorn Flicks in the Park at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in Central Park in Winter Park. Its free, and so is the popcorn courtesy of the En zian theater. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information. 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: See website for extended school holiday hours. Snow angels are invited to skate all day for only $10 per skater (skate rental included). For a blizzard of 20 or more people, some cool group discounts are available for all this frigid fun. If you are interested in bringing your whole igloo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corporate holiday gatherings, the rink is available for rental opportunities. Advance reservations are required for private party and group res ervations to avoid an icy avalanche of skaters at the rink. Holiday music, games, carolers and so much more will urry around you as you enjoy Winter in the Park. For more infor mation, please call 407-599-3203 or visit cityofwinterpark.org/WITP Breakin Up is Hard to Do will start off the year at the Winter Park Playhouse. The show opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 15. Relive all the excitement and innocence of your rst kiss with this delightful, upbeat musi cal featuring the songs of hit songwriter Neil Sedaka. Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of ro mance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Sedaka classics, including Where the Boys Are, Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Love Will Keep Us Together, and the chart-topping title song. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 5On behalf of the city of Winter ParI hope you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to ring in the New Year safely. The city of Winter Park is looking for ward to 2014, and already hus tling with excitement and activity.Qualifying for City Commission seats 1 and 2The city of Winter Park will hold its municipal General Elec tion for City Commission seats 1 and 2 on Tuesday, March 11. The qualifying period for interested candidates began Monday, Dec. 30, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 7, at noon. If there are more than two candidates running for a seat, the Primary Election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11. Qualifying papers and other information regarding the election must be obtained from the city clerk by calling 407-599-3277. Everything must be completed and submitted in its entirety to the city clerk before the qualifying period end, no later than noon, Tuesday, Jan. 7. For more information, call the city clerk at 407-599-3277, visit cityofwinterpark.org/elections or click the Election Button on the homepage of the citys website.Last few days to ice skate!The last day to skate at the citys Winter in the Park ice skating rink is Sunday, Jan. 5. If you havent already taken a spin on the ice, theres only a few days left! Come bring your friends and family to experience some cool fun before its all over. Open daily Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. until Sunday, Jan. 5. For more freezing information, please call 407-5993203 or skate onto our blustery website at cityofwinterpark.org/ WITPSave the date for the State of the City LuncheonSave the Date! The 2014 Winter Park State of the City Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17, at 11:30 a.m. at The Alfond Inn. It will feature the citys Employ ees of the Year and Mayor Ken Bradleys annual State of the City Address. For more information, please call the Winter Park Cham ber of Commerce at 407-644-8281, or purchase tickets on their web site at winterpark.orgDinner on the Avenue tables on sale Jan. 6The 13th annual Dinner on the Avenue will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted dining experience has become the social event of the year. Tables go on sale Monday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. Gather a table of friends, fam ily, co-workers or neighbors to dine under the stars on beautiful Park Avenue. Tables of eight are available for just $100 each. Only the table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided everything else is up to you. Bring your own potluck dinner or hire a local caterer to satisfy your palate. Creativity is encouraged and each group is challenged to de velop its own unique look. For more information regard ing this unique dining experience, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/ dinnerontheavenue or call 407643-1613.Recycle: gift-wrapping and Christmas treesHoliday wrapping paper and gift boxes can be recycled with the pers. Please, however, pitch any packing materials such as plastic bubbles and Styrofoam peanuts into your regular garbage cart. Be Cut your Christmas tree in 4-foot lengths the place curbside for yard waste pickup on your regular yard waste pick-up day. Be sure to remove all lights and Unity Heritage Festival The city of Winter Park is proud to present the annual Unity Heritage Festival Sunday, Jan. 19, and Monday, Jan. 20. The annual community festival will promote family history and raise funds for for local economically disadvan taged youth. The festival begins Sunday, Jan. 19, in Shady Park in Hannibal Square located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and New England avenues, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Patrons are also encour aged to visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center just across the street from Shady Park. The center pays tribute to the past, pres ent and future contributions of Winter Parks historic AfricanAmerican community. The heritage festival continues in Shady Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 at 10 a.m. for a special Martin Lu ther King Jr. symbolic program, including the Feature Family Pre sentation. Exciting events and ac tivities will continue throughout the day including food and music. For more information regard ing the 12th annual Unity Heri tage Festival, call 407-599-3275. Walk more, bike more stay safe on the roadAs we all become more fo cused on our New Years resolu tions and look for ways to burn off those extra calories, here are some helpful tips: All trail users Show courtesy to other trail users at all times Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise des ignated Respect the rights of property owners Keep dogs on-leash and remove pet feces from trail Bicyclists You are responsible for the safe operation of your vehicle Yield to pedestrians Give audible warning when passing pedestrians or oth er bicyclists Ride at a safe speed. Slow down during congested conditions, reduced visibility, and other hazardous conditions Pedestrians Stay to the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Watch for other trail us ers Be especially alert when running Listen for audible signals and allow faster trail users to pass For maps on the best trails in Winter Park, the city offers Cy cling Guide Maps online that show bike lanes, shared-use paths, and streets commonly used by cyclists. Visit cityofwinterpark. org under Residents > Walking. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Resolve to get active! 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

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Page 6 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles goals for many Winter Park and Maitland residents and the cit ies parks and recreation depart ments are ready to give everyone the motivation they need to start them off right. Winter Park starts the year up with parks and recs year-round facility thats open seven days a week, Zumba, Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga and Kick Start Boot Camp, a supervised full-body workout session every Monday, Wednes day and Friday at 6 and 9:30 a.m. Sports leagues starting up football starting Jan. 26 after reg istration ends on Jan. 9, and mens basketball on Feb. 6 with registra tion ending on Jan. 31. Parks and recreation tries to offer as many different programs as possible to residents and visitors and at a reasonable price, Director John Holland said. where else, but youre probably going to pay a whole lot of money for it, Holland said. Parks and recreation may be one of the best places to start when it comes to a New Years resolution, Winter Park Recreation Chief Jason Seeley said. The open nature of the classes and programs gives residents a chance to jump right in without mak ing any serious commitments. All they need is an annual pass. A big part of parks and rec reation is health and community and general wellness and having a place to come and do that kind of recreation at an affordable price, Seeley said. They may be intimi dated by going into a big-box gym and signing a contract and all of that. We give them an entry into resolution or make that lifestyle change happen. City programs not only gives residents a chance to save some money, but also a chance to meet with friends and make new ones right within their own commu nity, Seeley said. The people come and theyre steady, Seeley said. I think its more about the community when you come here not just to work out, but be social. Maitlands year-round group tennis lessons will continue through the start of 2014, with youth lessons starting at 4 p.m. and adult lessons starting at ei ther 6 or 7 p.m. depending on the group size from Monday through Friday. Their parks and recreation department will be pushing Top Bodies Fitness classes starting up in late January, which will range from body sculpting courses and boot camp to aerobics and stretch ing for beginners. Days and times will be released earlier that month. Stay tuned to itsmymaitland.com for details. Maitlands adult basketball open gym sessions at Maitland Middle School will also give resi dents a chance to work out while shooting some hoops every Mon day and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Winter Parks Boot Camp in structor Lissa Adams sees the cy cle start over every January, when residents come to her class to form Toward the end of January and February is when we see an explosion of new faces; people with high expectations for them selves and goals, said Adams, years. The biggest reward for me as an instructor and a trainer is to see that light bulb click on with these people that are coming in for may walk back in the door again thats just the most awesome, re warding feeling in the world.PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERWinter Park and Maitland offer tness programs that can help shed holiday pounds.Parks and recreation the new yearTIM FREED Observer staff rffrfrntbrrft rrrrbr brr rttb rfnftbbrrn t t r ft Jumpstart your tness resolutions for 2014 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 Orlandos Only Doggie Daycare with a Gym! Customized workouts Training Indoor warm water swimming 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.com Fact A lean dog lives an average 2 years longer than an overweight dog AND is healthier and happier!

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Page 8 | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Sidewalk Sale Park AvenueJanuary 9 12Save 50-75% at participating retailers Details at experienceparkavenue.com or call 407-644-8281. PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERA Merry Tuba Christmas brought its low brass holiday tunes to the Central Park stage on Dec. 14. Tuba Christmas

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 9Researchers recently sought to discover the retirement pre paredness of people who were underemployed or unemployed. Their survey showed that more than 60 percent of displaced workers had very little or no confidence about their prospects for retirement. Although signs point to the start of an economic recovery and a smaller unemployment rate, millions of people in America are still underemployed or unemployed. Many workers who had started saving for retirement had to use their savings to survive after losing their jobs or having their hours cut. Experts say that many Americans are overlooking how important it is to seek good retirement benefits programs while they are searching for em ployment. Researchers believe it is important for people to be aware of these issues and be able to identify helpful oppor tunities that will assist them in rebuilding their retirement sav ings. Nearly 60 percent of displaced workers reported having a type of retirement savings account. Although many seem aware of penalties and taxes in applicable situations, their fi nancial stresses are high enough that more than 30 percent of these workers took withdrawals from their accounts. Experts say that employment gaps have very detrimental effects on long-term retirement savings plans. This is especially true after people have been out of work for more than one year. More than 40 percent of workers who were displaced for more than one year took a withdrawal. However, less than 25 percent of workers who were displaced for less than one year took a withdrawal. Of all the who were surveyed, almost 45 percent said they took with drawals from those accounts. This included more than 50 percent of the unemployed par ticipants and nearly 40 percent of the underemployed participants. From all the displaced workers surveyed, the average household retirement savings was about $7,500. People who were 60 years of age or older saved the most on average at $93,000. However, people under this age group had saved less than $20,000 on average. People who were between the ages of 40 and 50 had the highest per centage of retirement savings withdrawals. Experts say that just more than 15 percent of people re sponded that generous retire ment benefits were important to them when searching for jobs. Competitive pay, job stability and easy commuting were all priorities that ranked twice as high or more in importance for displaced workers seeking jobs. This has led experts to realize that these individuals were not placing enough importance on retirement savings. The good news is that there are ways to start rebuilding a damaged nest egg. Experts recommend that people budget their money and look for ways to cut living expenses, which will leave more money to put toward savings. They also say that it is important to look for job opportunities as quickly as possible. While it is best to aim for a job with good retirement benefits, it is possible to work at another job until a better offer is found. Another option is to take on a part-time job. Taking free or affordable classes to sharpen existing skills or learn new ones can also help. For employers, experts recommend providing counseling and transition training to workers who are laid off. It is also important to offer an attractive retirement savings plan. In addition to keeping workers happy, it is a valuable tool for attracting talented workers in the first place. To learn more about retirement savings plans, discuss options available to effectively establish your own pension and a life time income stream, please give me a call. Bob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, a rm specializing in assisting families in having a calm retirement when faced with stormy nancial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407 644-6646 for questions and assistance.Americans burning through their nest egg savings Presented by: Supported by: Featuring Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners. Learn more about New Hope for Kids mission to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses. Hear how the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will support the organization through its 2014 Chamber Cares campaign. Friday, January 10, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. Reflect on the remarkable achievements of our community and look forward to the year ahead with the annual State of the City Address, Winter Park Works Best When Winter Park Works Together, delivered by Mayor Kenneth W. Bradley. The event also features the Citys Employee of the Year Awards presentation. FRIDAY, January 17, 2014 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program The Alfond Inn 300 East New England Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 $35 Chamber Members / $40 Non-Members $275 Corporate Table for 8 Guests Reservations required; space is limited. Visit www.winterpark.org or call 407-644-8281. Presented by: Supported by: 2014 STATE OF THE CITY Luncheon HOSTED BY WASTE PRO Caring For Our Communities 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, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 11Opinions Chris Jepson PerspectivesChris Jepson had the week off for this issue, so heres a favorite column of his from the past. Ah, such goodies I have for you. Many of you will already know from whence I speak. Ive a book and movie by the same name to recommend. Heres what Bosley Crowther, movie reviewer for The New York Times, had to say Aug. 13, his star, Burt Lancaster, have made from Leopard is a stunning visualization of a mood of melancholy and nostalgia at the passing of an age. The Leopard was published in 1958, ing in the book is spot-on marvelous. The movie is gorgeous. Its Burt Lancaster as the lead that makes the movie so fascinating to watch. Lancaster plays a Sicilian prince in 1860s Italy. Everything is changing. His world is disintegrating. But whats a prince to do? experiments. He carouses. He leads his family. He debates with the family priest. status. He has faults. What man hasnt? But as one English lady observed of the prince, after reading the book: There is a cult could it be to have loved the likes and looks of Lancaster? I was still an impressionable teenager. I missed the movies release in 1963, probably not seeing it until Blockbuster Video opened in the late 1980s. What I do vividly recall was my utter fascination with the authors creation of the primary character, the prince, a man at the pinnacle of the social order who clearly understood that his day in the sun was inexorably passing. Not only was Italian nobility being re placed by of all things! a bourgeoisie middle class, but the Prince was now one of the old ones at the dance. I could easily live in Italy today. The land, the food, the history, the art, the cli mate, the people Italy is a grand experi ence. And to have, once-upon-a-time, lived there as a prince on 700-year-old estates, well, sign me up. Burt Lancaster was born in 1913 and was 50 years old when The Leopard was released. He looks about as good as a man hes melancholy. Life, alas, hasnt stopped, prince no less. Time unfortunately does not defer to title or social class. The last 45 minutes of the movie is a gaudy, extravagant ball where the Prince dances with a rapturous Claudia Cardinale, whose character, Angelica, is described in the book as tall and well made, on an ample scale; her skin looked as if it had the . and emanating from her whole person was the invincible calm of a woman sure of her beauty. So lush a woman that one veins pulsing in his temples. Id cry, too, as does the prince in the movie. So much beauty in life sigh so quickly gone. The Leopard captures that dichotomy of human experience, hmmm, shall we say, beautifully.At the dance 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! You may have noticed the repetitive quality of life in the solar system. Our per sonal clock starts the moment we are born and runs until our time is up whenever that may be...But the repetitive quality of almost everything on this earth is initiated night, dark and light, and we soon notice that time which Einstein called the fourth dimension has been conveniently divided up in ways that stem from the rep etition of all we are caught up in, including heartbeats, the sun and the moon. Tell me what words of mine can add productively to my confrontation with my hopes another complete with controversy and politics takes on the semblance of actual warfare. Maledizione is the word Italians used to put a curse on ones enemies. If you want to earn maledizione from your kids and their kids, just make your life a series of impossible to match. Still, let me wish you a New Year that will break all your past years best records. My Father used to tell me, You make your own good luck. I grew up believing that expecting some thing puts one on the track toward getting it. Now that 2013 is behind us and 2014 has arrived, we have much to be thankful for, and also much activity ahead. Liberty is continuously under assault from many directions and our mission is to stand fast against such assaults a mission that will decide the course of our great nation. We hope always to stave off tyranny and keep our nose toward stouter Democracy. Let us elect more constitutional conservatives to of Obamas fundamental transformation of America that has dared to subvert the U.S. Constitution. Obamas transformation leaves little doubt that he disliked our country as it was. The year 2014 is a critical year. A mental sapling wrote me, It will not be your America much longer. That fact has weighed heavily upon the minds of many observers of our national culture, and I am one of the least of them. History is said to be our greatest teacher. George Santayana, who had been a profes sor at the New England University I attended, wrote, Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana said that he stood in philosophy where he stood in daily life he was a concise pragmatist, not an idle dreamer. I remember how much fun we small boys had playing cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians. We had cap pis tols that went off with a bang from the paper tapes that were rolled up inside the handle, and advanced as the pistols such things as, Bang! Bang! Youre dead! and even fell down and played dead just to make the game more realistic. In those days there were very rare maniacal public killings such as the ones we seem to ex perience now as daily fare. Kids could be kids. I now ask myself if such play ever led to anything of danger in real life...clearly not in those days. Today the picture is decidedly different. What seems to be missing is the entertaining quality of imagination which we kids enjoyed when we play acted the most outrageous crimes such as shooting each other dead. Perhaps today one might be arrested for simply saying things which were once part of the fun of childish theatrics. A whole dimension of state of mind is lost during todays childhood years. Has big government taken too much from us? Have we already given up too much of our freedom? Obamas funda mental transformation must be carefully rethought...and revamped.... A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. Thomas JeffersonHappy New Year About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Hes trim. Hes fit. Hes handsome. Hes educated. But hes melancholy. Time unfortunately does not defer to title or social class.What seems to be missing is the entertaining quality of imagination which we enjoyed. King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 14, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 | Page 23 ANNOUNCEMENTSA childless,young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit:www.jodi 2adopt.webs.com/ call Jodi 1-800718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?Adoption-A brave & selfless choice. Med ical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & financially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Fein gold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklhearttoheart.net #0958107Winter Park Benefit Shop140 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 WANTEDDriver Trainees Needed NOW!Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-214-3624.LOST & FOUNDLost black sansung video camera in black sony caselost black Sansung video camera in black Sony case on evening 26 Dec 13 in Win ter Park near train station. Please call 706-577-8095 or 407-970-0498. Re ward. Robert A Bush Sr. 706-577-8095 wytetaledier@yahoo.comREAL ESTATE: COMMERCIALOFFICE FOR RENTWINTER PARKExecutive office available in prestigious bank building. Approximately 10 x 12 with windows on two sides. Additional space available for assistant, now or lat er, at additional charge. Aloma and Lake mont Avenues. 24-hour access. Minimum one year term. Broker. $500 per month. Lou Nimkoff 407-405-3368 office@briofl.com WPMObserver.com OBSERVERJust Sold Homes THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym December 16, 2013 MindGymDecember 16, 2013 MindGym December 16, 2013 MindGymDecember 16, 2013 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 OBSERVER Open Houses Sunday, January 5th 1555 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park 32789 4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,139 SF | $499,000 Stunning, completely renovated home, now available on one of Winter Parks most desirable streets, just minutes from Park Avenue! The brand new kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an oversized island and beautiful wood cabinets. The mas ter suite has a spacious walk-in closet, gorgeous spa-like master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and French doors leading to the backyard and patio. Hosted by: Lauren Fritch, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 960 Georgia Avenue, Winter Park 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,654 SF | $1,195,000 Beautiful four bedroom, four bath pool home sits on a large corner lot, in Winter Parks most sought after neighborhood, at the end of a tree-lined, brick street. This classic home features over 3,600 square feet and includes formal living and dining rooms, a study, and downstairs master bedroom and bath. Numerous upgrades have been included in this rare gem of a home; three fireplaces, wood flooring and crown molding throughout, planta tion shutters on every window, built-in cabinets, walk-in closets, Jacuzzi tub in master bath, private patio off of master bedroom, balcony overlooking pool and spa off of the second-floor bedroom, storm shutters, security system, ceiling fans, central vacuum, and heated pool and spa. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 1504 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,038 SF | $499,000 Dont miss your opportunity to live on the most famous street in Winter Park. So many options: Re-do, Rehab, Add-On or Build New. Huge lot! Plenty of room for a pool. Formal living room and dining room, great sized kitchen with dinette space. Nice sized family room/den with wet bar. Generous master with large bath, double sinks and ample closet space. Oversized additional bedrooms. Covered screenedin porch off family room for additional liv ing space. House sits on amazing corner lot with 0.35 acres. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 1110 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park 32789 4 BR | 5 BA | 3,983 SF | $1,194,900 Welcome to Villa du Soleil ~ 2 story Mediterranean home located in the heart of Winter Park. Welcoming foyer is open to the formal dining room & living room which offers a gorgeous marble facade surrounding the wood burning fireplace, wood floors, elegant chandelier & custom draperies. Private master retreat is locat ed upstairs with an amazing walk through closet, coffee bar & screened balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard. Fully equipped summer kitchen with gas grill, mini-fridge & bar seating with dedicated full pool bathroom. Courtyard provides the perfect setting to relax outdoors sur rounded by lush landscaping. Hosted by: Pamela Seibert, Sunday 1/5/14 1-4pm 1750 Edwin Boulevard, Winter Park 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,922 SF | $325,000 Charm and character abound in this adorable bungalow in the heart of Winter Park on a brick street. Gorgeous wood floors throughout the house, open floor plan, front screened in porch with large deck in the back yard. Newer kitchen looking out back with fish pond, office/ sitting room area off each bedroom, circular driveway. Lots of windows and french doors that offer natural light, sky lights in the dining and bedroomsClose to Phelps Park playground, tennis courts. Minutes to Park Avenue.. 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Home offers fire place, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms and two car garage. A rated schools include Brookshire Elementary, Glenridge Middle and Winter Park High School. 1/3 acre lot. $457,000 LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 1510 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/3BA, 2,302SF. Perfectly situated be tween newer million$ Windsong Homes, this charmer features original hardwood floors, a beautifully updated kitchen, semi-vaulted ceilings & a fantastic fam ily room featuring brick fireplace PLUS a wall of built-in cabinets. Extras include inside utility/storage room, 2 car ga rage & a large, tranquil backyard patio!! $499,000 SUNDAY 1-4 HOME ON WATERBRIDGE CUL-DE-SAC 1300 Serena Drive, Winter Park. 3 BD/2BA, 2,342 SF. Full of natural light, this recently renovated single family home with open family room & kitchen has new tile floors, granite, stainless and pendant lights. New baths. Large living room with vaulted ceilings and woodburning fireplace. 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88141 PR AD WPO 1/2014 www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 The Mayf lower. Smart. Secure. And Spectacular.Close your eyes and think continuing care retirement community for a second. What do you see? Park-like grounds and walking trails? A pool and f itness center? A formal dining room? Perhaps. But what about your own faux f ireplace? Hardwood f loors? Designer kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry? Closet systems? At a retirement community . seriously? Seriously. At The Mayf lower, you have the freedom and f lexibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. And while youre having fun doing that, youll also have the guarantee of pre-funded long-term care. Thats what prompted residents like Ann and Pete Cross to plan ahead and proactively make the move . because they wanted to, not because they needed to. How about you?Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. PRETTY AMAZING FOR ALONGTERM CARE PLAN [ dont you think? ] MAY 1000 Cross Ad_WPO.indd 1 11/18/13 5:16 PM Proving that life and learn ing should not be limited by age, the Wiese brothers Bill, 67, and Stan, 77, recently returned to the classrooms of Rollins College to attend the schools Center for Lifelong Learning. Were always reading, and learning something new, Bill said. Learning never stops. Education is the only thing you can take with you, Stan said. Its the most important thing you can do for yourself. a bachelors in English from Rollins, in 2001 before mov ing on to complete a masters in liberal studies in 2005. I took my time, taking just one or two classes each semes ter, but I did it, he said. Stan helped Bill fund around, and now as the broth ers return to school more than a decade later, Bill is returning the favor by paying for Stans classes. Younger brother Bill also cares for Stan and helps him get around with the use of a wheelchair, pushing him across campus while the two chat about everything under the sun, from the weather to the campus architecture to the subjects they are studying. The Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning offers liberal studies classes for stu dents ages 50 and older, cover ing everything from arts and literature. And there are also other sorts of classes designed as doctor/patient relations, which teaches seniors how to get more out of their doctor visits. That one actually helped me a lot, Stan said. I learned to write down the things I wanted to discuss with my doctor and prioritize them so I didnt waste time talking about unimportant things. As you get older, some things naturally get more dif In some real life situations its hard for seniors to think their way through it, Bill said. Your brain just doesnt work the way you want it to. The classes permit you to keep your brain operating instead of just vegetating, Bill said. For instance, I sometimes have trouble remembering how to tie my shoelaces and things like that, Stan said, but I really enjoy studying Shakespeare. It keeps your brain chal lenged, Bill said. Never ones to shirk from challenges, the brothers seem to have the ability to set their minds to something and with determination accomplish it. With the threat of poor health looming, both decided to take matters into their own hands and lose some weight. They each lost approximately 130 pounds, using a diet and eating schedule Bill devised. Bill has plans to write a book about the experience, in order to share their success with others who may be strug gling with such a big change. Big fans of cruising and world travel, the brothers have ambitious plans to travel to Antarctica someday soon. The trip is long, but the brothers say theyre up for it. South America and traveling by boat from there, they said. Learning new things and enjoying new experiences are just a part of everyday life for the Wiese brothers. We are avid readers, Stan said. I have kept a diary of every book I have enjoyed for the past 30 years. Stans created a archive with all the books listed by title and author, along with a brief description and a let ter grade A through F for each. Although I dont think Ive ever given an F, he said. Usually I give an A or a B, and I never buy a book that gets less than a C, said Stan, whose favorite topics include ject he studied at Lee College in the s. I had to quit college in s, he said, but I never quit learning. As a hobby, both brothers build Shaker furniture, some thing theyve done for about 15 years. Its a lot of fun and very rewarding to build something with your own hands, Stan said. The Wiese brothers are an anomaly in that theyve man aged to increase their enthu siasm for education with age, more curious now than many of those a quarter of their age. Somewhere along the line I realized that there was more to learn than I had time, and I realized that I needed to do the best I could to learn as much as I could, Bill said. Seniors especially need to keep learning, he said. We need to keep our minds chal lenged. You need to learn because a person who does not learn is empty and ill-prepared to face the challenges of the world. Learning must never stop, or youll be left behind, Bill said.College brothers learn new tricks at Rollins A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORBill, left, and Stan Wiese are back in school together after enrolling at Rollins Colleges Center for Lifelong Learning. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center will be closed through Jan. 3 for the holidays! We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. Starting Jan.14, join us for an eight-week balance class! Classes are every Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to any seniors 60+. Please call the Maitland Senior Center at 407-739-6251 to sign up if you are interested space is limited! Join Audrey every Tuesday in Jan uary at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class last one and a half hours and are perfect for all lev els of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday & Friday in January at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calen dar online to see what movies are showing in January. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in January at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in January at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in January at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sublime conscious sleep (medita tion) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold) and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in January at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in January for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. (No class on Jan. 2) The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 South Maitland Ave in Maitland, Fla. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Mait land Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com This City of Maitland Leisure Ser vices program is a service pre sented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance, 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200, Or lando, Fla. 32803. 407-514-1800 The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla. 32751. 407-5396251. CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSESBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net. 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Page 3 Q: During a recent party, there was a bit of an incident in the kitchen, and one of the panes in the window above the sink was shattered. I removed the bits of glass and covered the empty space with card board, held in place with duct tape. How easy is it to replace just the pane of glass? Can dace G., Ithaca, N.Y. A: Replacing a single glass pane is a pretty straightfor ward job, one that can be ac complished quickly once you have the supplies and tools at hand. Youll need, of course, a replacement pane of glass. Because the original pane was shattered, the exact dimen Do this by measuring the width and height of the frame. Then, subtract 1/16 inch from each side this will allow a bit of space for the new glass to expand and contract in changing temperatures. When cleaning up the broken glass, did you save the small metal tabs or spring clips that were spaced around the frame? If so, keep them around to reuse; otherwise, youll need to buy replace ments. The metal tabs are called glaziers points and are used in wooden frames; the spring clips are used in metal frames. These help hold the windowpane snugly in place. Head for the hardware store with measurements in hand. Most stores will sell precut windowpanes in standard sizes that match or nearly match your measurements; otherwise, they can cut the glass to your Make sure you have the fol lowing on hand for the repair: Window putty (also known as glaziers putty), a putty knife, glaziers points or spring clips (for metal frames), a wire sandpaper and a soft cloth. Remove the cardboard and tape patch and clean up the frame to prepare it for the new pane. Take out any remaining points or clips and carefully scrape away the old window putty. This may be the most time-consuming part, as the putty may have hardened and adhered to the frame. Be pa tient and work carefully. Once the old putty is re moved, wipe the frame clean. Then add a new line of putty by forming a ball in your hand, then rolling it out into a long, thin line about the width of a pencil. Press this line of putty around the edge of the frame on the side on which the new pane will be attached. Insert the new pane of glass, pressing it against the new putty. Hold it in place with one hand, and with the other hand, insert glaziers points or clips. Points should be placed every 8 inches around the frame and pressed into the wood using the putty knife or a similar tool. Clips can be placed in ex isting holes in the metal frame. Use a little more putty to se cure the pane on the side clos est to you, by dabbing it into areas where the glass touches the frame. Scrape away excess with the putty knife. Clean excess or spilled putty from the window and the frame using the putty knife and a wet cloth. Let the putty dry and cure for about four days before painting. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com My e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Kindle! Pick it up for just 99 cents. Broken window easy to replace

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Page 7 Based on all the commen tary and recollections since his death, apparently I am one of the few people on Earth who never personally met Nelson Mandela. I could only admire from afar his superhuman magnanimity and willingness to bond with those who so bru talized him. But since I do the occasion al guest shot on MSNBC, I obviously have met Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews. Although we dont agree on everything, I emphatically embrace the thoughts that Sharpton ex pressed, seconded by Mat thews, that the GOP politicians in the United States dont care if the country suffers. The Republicans, being the hand puppets of those who prosper from the growing gap between the have-nots and the have-nearly-everythings, foster a type of economic apartheid in our country. As a result, their principles fall short of those in South Africa surrender power to the moral force of Nelson Mandela and abandon their countrys vi cious system of apartheid. apartheid as any system that separates people according to race, caste, etc. In the United States right now, the top 10 percent takes in half the compensation. The typical CEO makes 273 times more than his or her average work ers. Between 1970 and 2007, according to the Congressional saw income growth of 275 percent those at the bottom, just 18 percent. The gap keeps widening. Upward mobility, which becoming a myth, and getting back to the comparison with South Africas ruling class, those in the U.S. continue to resist any effort to achieve a more equitable society. death against labor unions, against raising a pathetic minimum wage, against pay ing their fair share of taxes or any semblance of it. Are we totally at the mercy of the powerful, who refuse to share their hoarded wealth and band together to stave off any ef forts to make them do so? When we hear the word Alec, right now, most of us think of Alec Baldwin. But the vastly more pernicious ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, which just met in Washington. A variety of corporate and rightwing money people, the infamous Koch brothers among them, fund the group. This years agenda includes labeling for foods, even in the face of contamination. As always, they also discussed strategies to set up obstacles to union organizing; they bitterly oppose any environmental or climate-change initiatives; in other words, anything that might cause them to share for the greater good and prosper ity of society. They and their accomplices also are work ing hard to undermine that most fundamental American birthright, the opportunity to participate in free elections. 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Page 8 On Dec. 7, Operation Grati milestone: It sent the one-mil lionth care package to service members around the globe more than one million a year accomplished with the aid of hundreds of volunteers in Van Nuys, Calif. The lucky recipient of the onemillionth package didnt just get a box full of high-value gifts, entertainment items and hand-written letters of appreciation the service member will come home to a new Ford F-150 pickup truck. During the past 10 years, Op Grat has grown as more and more volunteers have stepped forward to help, and the reach of the packages has expanded. How can you help? It costs $15 to mail each package. Consider making a $15 taxdeductible donation four times a year to OpGrat, to coincide with their quarterly mailings. You can donate online at its website www. OperationGratitude.com or you can send a check to: Operation Gratitude 16444 Refugio Road Encino, CA 91436 You also can keep an eye on www. twitter.com/OpGratitude; and www. facebook. com/OperationGratitude. If youre crafty, check the web site for instructions on how to make handmade scarves, paracord bracelets and bandana cool-ties for the packages. If youre part of a group, look for fundraising ideas or as semble Care Kits to go in the individual packages. Write let ters of appreciation to go in each package. Check the website for the list of most-needed items, as these change from time to time. Contact OpGrat at 262-674-7281 for shipping instructions, as the address above isnt for shipments. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.comCause for gratitude will be celebrating mass starting at1300 N. Mills Ave.(Mills and Montana, just north of Colonial Dr.)Mass begins at 11 a.m. Casual attireParking is along Mills and in Watkins Dental parking lot. Please visit website for information HEAR YE ... HEAR YE! 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. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been with my husband for 33 years, and for the past six I have been suspicious of him being unfaithful. I went to the doctor and tested negative for HIV, but I was positive for herpes 1 and 2. My husband claims I could have had this since before we met and says that hes completely innocent. Do you think I could have had this for 30 years and not known it? D.F. ANSWER: Herpes viruses are a group of common viruses that share several traits, one of which is that they all stay dormant in the body and may cause recurrences in times of stress. Herpes simplex 1 causes an outbreak of cold sores: These often come out when people are ill or stressed. Herpes simplex 2 usually causes genital lesions. About 20 percent of adults in the U.S. are positive for HSV-2; many or even most of them dont know they have it. Once you acquire HSV-2, it stays in your body forever, and may cause recurrent disease, which most commonly looks like a clear, very infectious, but it is pos sible to transmit the virus even when there are no symptoms. It is possible that you acquired the condition 30 or more years ago. The test isnt able to tell how long youve had it. Unfaithful husband? The booklet on herpes and genital warts explains these two common infections in detail. Write to Dr. Donohue No. 1202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.