Winter Park-Maitland observer

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

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

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University of Florida
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Winter Park came a step closer to quieting its railroad Monday as the City Commission voted to move forward into the design phase for a quiet zone project, allowing the city to prohibit trains from blaring their steam horns when approaching railroad crossings. The project would involve building a combination of new fences, railroad gates and medi ans at all of the citys 16 cross ings, further barring residents from getting through by car or on foot in the absence of the train whistle. Only the crossing at New England Avenue is already The Department of Trans portation plans to modify three more of the railroad crossings as part of the SunRail station project. City staff are actively pur suing federal funding for the project, but City Commissioners agreed on potentially tapping $900,000 worth of funding from FEMA reimbursements, given to the city to aid recovery efforts following Hurricane Charley in 2004. Trains in our city are heard at all hours of the day and night USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! TURNING CREDIT FEES INTO BETTER SCHOOLS LIFESTYLES, 6 Whats new in the Village? Our new section lets you in on Winter Park Village news. WPV VOICE, 8 Wheres Lakemont Jack? Senior disappears from sidewalk. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 WPV VOICE .................... 8 CULTURE ..................... 11 OPINIONS .................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 31 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Artists planning on throwing their own festivals will need to think twice in Winter Park, after the City Commission voted to introduce a 30-day non-compete period before and after the citys spring and fall art festivals a brief ban against art festivals held by other outside entities. City Commissioners were concerned that other art events could take away from the tradi tion and reputation of the spring and autumn art festivals, which together draw more than 500,000 art enthusiasts and collectors to Winter Park each year. The revision to the land devel opment code wont affect Winter Park businesses who regularly sell art. The concern staff had when they presented this to me is that the city has devoted substantial effort and sponsors have donated substantial money over many years to brand as a Winter Park premier event these two art festivals in the spring and fall, City Attorney Larry Brown said. Its sort of a common intellec tual property concept that when interest in a brand, that you dont allow other people to pawn off or dilute that brand by coming in too close in association with it. The city caught a glimpse of outside art show sought a special event permit for an event at the Winter Park Village in the days leading up to the citys spring art festival. The Winter Park Village be came aware of the potential con This was in response to an entity that has been known to do that throughout the state, coming in and piggybacking around the same weekend or in very close ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Copycat art shows have ofcials worried about damaging the real thing, which led to the Winter Park City Commission passing a new rule restricting upstart art festivals. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Loud train horns will soon go away, but not before new gates are installed at crossings to make it much harder for drivers and pedestrians to be hit by oncoming trains. Banning art overload Trying to keep artists in business, city passes exclusivity rule TIM FREED Observer staff Please see ART on page 2 Train lovers rejoice: in less than a month SunRail will begin be commuters. The announce ment came during a Jan. 30 pre sentation at the Alfond Inn in and grand openings to come in the next few months for Central tem. On March 3 Winter Parks new 12 stops to be unveiled. In April, Maitlands station will open. By May 1, the trains will be off and running. The rail system will offer a seamless, free transfer service to LYNX buses, allowing riders from as far away as Maitland to ride to Orlando International Air port for $2. Farther will cost extra. One can argue that [trains] forever changed our city, Win ter Park Mayor Ken Bradley said during the presentation. I be lieve SunRail will do that again. SunRail readies for ribbon cutting ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Putting a muzzle on train horns Midnight train horns give way to silent running with quiet zone rail crossing project TIM FREED Observer staff Please see TRAINS on page 2 Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Serving Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, College Park and Goldenrod 50+ tax WPMOBSERVER.COM 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r Executive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction 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, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ART | Restrictive law aims to keep up prestige of city art shows TRAINS | Loud horns soon to be no more proximity, Commissioner Tom McMacken said. The illusion is that they are somehow tied in to what the two art festivals are sponsoring. Its an unfortunate practice, but it happens. Hope fully this will keep it from oc curring here in Winter Park. Winter Park residents spoke in favor of the non-compete periods. Resident Terrance Barter said cities includ ing Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Naples have ruined the market by overcrowding their art show sea sons with too many art events. The 30-day bans would help ensure a larger showing for Win ter Parks spring and fall art fes tivals, giving their artists a better said. If an artist were to come to the Winter Park show and be able to walk away with a thousand dol lars in their pocket, if you allow one of these shows, that artist will probably see maybe six hundred, Barter said. People that come and save money are not discrimi native. By the time they come to what the city is so proud of, theyve al ready spent their money. Winter Park artist Kathleen Brodeur said Winter Parks art festivals are something unique and special to Central Florida and should be preserved and protect ed. The Winter Park autumn and spring art festivals are two of the best shows in the coun try, said Brodeur, whose oil paint ings have been featured in both events. The Winter Park art festivals have a certain prestige and high reputation. Flooding the market with more shows especially from non-local promoters and or ganizations will hurt the exist ing shows and the artists. Mayor Ken Bradley suggested limiting the number of art events in the city altogether, but Brown advised otherwise. The blackout now and could serve as a good starting point for further regula tion, Brown said. throughout our community, Mayor Ken Bradley said. You dont have to live near a train track to hear the trains. I prob ably live as far from the train tracks as anybody in this city and on the nights we have our win dows open, you hear them every night. Now that we have a mechanism to potentially do it ourselves and a way to do it, its an exciting oppor tunity and its in our lap now. City Commissioners have pursued funding for a quiet zone project for the past eight years, City Manager Randy Knight said. An idea of a partnership with Maitland and Orlando to earn federal funding sprang up in the City Commission chamber back in August 2012, but never came to fruition. The awaited quiet zone project would not only make the area more livable, but much safer, Commissioner Steve Leary said. I wish they called them safety zones rather than quiet zones, Leary said. Ive seen cars coming up at intersections and get caught on the other side of the [railroad] gates. This kind of thing helps prevent that. Winter Parks resi dents have heard pass ing train whistles go by since the original OrlandoWinter Park Railroad opened in 1889, just two years after the original chartering of the city. The Dinky Line as Rollins College students called it carried pas sengers between the two cities for decades until it was shut down in 1969. The new quiet zones would be a natural evolution in the citys history, Bradley said. I think it would be a con tinuation of the citys position, Bradley said. Winter Park was founded around a train station. The train moving forward will obviously be a very important thing for those who come to our city and our residents. The creation of quiet zones will do nothing but make our city a better place. The city will immediately begin searching for an architect for the project, which should be completed by early 2015, Knight said. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE JANUARY 13 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins .................... 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Winter ParkFloridas premier fitness destination! An Afternoon of Music and Romance featuring Michael Andrew & SwingerheadConcert in Central Park n Afternoon of Music and Romance featurin Michael Andrew & Swin g erh e rnoon of Music and Romance featurin g Michael Andrew & S w i The Winter Park Art Festivals have a certain prestige and high reputation. Flooding the market with more shows especially from non-local promoters and organizations will hurt the existing shows and the artists. The creation of quiet zones will do nothing but make our city a better place.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Feb. 12 meeting on CRA Over the past 18 months, we ment interest in our CRA district. The majority of the interest is cen tered on our downtown core area. The downtown core area is a fourblock area bound by George Av enue to the north, U.S. Highway 17-92 to the east, Maitland Av enue to the west, and Packwood Avenue to the south. Horatio Av enue and Independence Lane are the main streets within this area where the redevelopment interest is focused. Presently, four development teams, in different stages in their due diligence process, are pre paring redevelopment proposals for submission to our city. These proposals will include some or all of the 2-and-a-half acres of cityowned property located within that core area, such as the old City Hall site and the parking lot on the north side of Horatio Avenue. However, before any develop ment team submits a proposal, our how our city property will be ad dressed as part of this redevelop ment. Therefore, the City Council and CRA Board have scheduled a joint special meeting on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to address two decision items as follows: 1. To consider a decision to include the city-owned parcels (including the old City Hall site and the north parking lot) in the redevelopment process for the core area; and, 2. To consider authorizing the publication of notice under FS 163-380 Disposition of Public Property to invite proposals development of the real property indicated above to be submitted 30 days from the date of publica tion of the notice. The second agenda item is a state statutory requirement as well as a mechanism to entice de velopment teams located outside of Central Florida to submit pro posals. This meeting on Feb. 12 is a very important one for our Mai tland community, and we need your input as the City Council and the CRA Board consider the items on the agenda. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Redeveloping downtown City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $1.75 billion during the last two years.Please visit any of our banking centers from Miami to Orlando or contact us at 1-800-435-8839. Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0106-3 CNreallyLndng.indd 1 1/10/14 11:19 AM 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com*Information based on current closings. Circumstances beyond Trustco Banks control may delay closing. Please n ote: W e r eser ve the right to alte r or w ithdraw these products or certain featu res thereof without prior notification.Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKFast, Local Decisions Close your First Mortgage in 30 days!*Schedule Closing Date at Application Our loans close on time!Low Closing Costs No Points and No T ax Escrow required Trustco Mortgages We Close Loans!

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Page 4 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar FEB. 6 Sip, shop and stroll with your sweet heart on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sip, Shop & Stroll events are a unique way to experience the variety of shops and restaurants in the Park Avenue area, discover new merchants, taste sea sonal menus and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. Tickets are $25 and include a food and drink sample at 20 different loca tions. Reservations are strongly encour aged and are available at ExperiencePar kAvenue.com FEB. 7 Date Night at Leu Gardens returns for 2014 on Feb. 7! Come see Stuck in Love (rated R) at 7:30 p.m. on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida. Come early and enjoy a stroll in the 50-acre gar den before the movie. Pack a dinner pic nic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission is $6 for adults and $3 for chil dren (K-12th grade) and free for Leu Gar den Members. Event is weather permit ting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando. For more infor mation, please contact the Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org FEB. 8 The Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus presents its fth annual LUV SUX antiValentines Day fundraising cabaret that youll love. Its a fun and naughty show about love lost, and how love just sucks sometimes, presented at the University Club of Winter Park at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Feb. 8. Tickets are $25 and in clude your own personal bottle of cham pagne! Bring your friends, bring your exes, just dont bring your kids! The evnet is open to only those age 21 and older. To buy tickets, or reserve your table, go to ocofchorus.com. For more information, call 321-345-OCOF (6263). FEB. 14 The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) presents Culture Pop! Wild at Heart on Friday, Feb. 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Culture Pop is a unique one-night only pop-up exhibition of Cen tral Floridas ne artists and artisans. Join us in the A&Hs Main Garden for Wild at Heart, featuring artwork by Danielle De Guglimo and Katherine Bennett. Join us this Valentines Day and view the artwork of DeGuglimo and Bennett, then stay until 11 p.m and hear jazz music by popular instrumentalist Dan Jordan, relax in the Mayan Lounge and enjoy music, food, and libations, and join us in the Packwood Av enue Reading room for readings by Brad and Darlyn Kuhn of Maitland Poets and Writers. Visit artandhistory.org for more information. FEB. 8 Dommerich Elementary School will host its sixth annual Chiefs on the Run 5K and 1-mile Dommerich Dash on Satur day, Feb. 8. All registered participants will receive a race bib and an event T-shirt. The rst 500 5K registrants will receive a goody bag with valuable coupons. Visit chiefsontherun.com to register and for more information. FEB. 9 For the fourth consecutive year, the Park Avenue Merchants Association will pres ent a free Valentine Concert in Central Park The afternoon of music and ro mance features Central Floridas beloved Michael Andrew and Swingerhead on the Central Park Stage from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. Come early, bring a picnic blanket and stay afterward for dinner on the Avenue. FEB. 14 The Orlando VAs inaugural Veterans Cre ative Arts Festival at the Lake Baldwin Outpatient Clinic will be held Friday, Feb. 14. Talented veterans will share their work at 5201 Raymond St., Orlando. Call 407629-1599. The Orlando Museum of Arts Council of 101 presents the 32nd annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show beginning on Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. The three-day show will welcome established antique dealers from across the United States offering an array of ne antique furniture, paintings, jewelry, oriental rugs, porcelain and vintage col lectibles as well as garden inspiration and special guest speaker Cynthia Brumback. The show will run on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Orlando Muse um of Art. Proceeds from the event benet the Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. For further information, call 407-896-4231 or visit omart.org FEB. 15 Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Community Bulletin Breaking into breakfast A new Another Broken Egg Caf will be opening in the Winter Park Village on Feb. 10. Itll be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Call 407-790-7868 for more information. Poetry contest Poetry Ensemble of Orlando invites all po ets to participate in its 2014 poetry con test All forms and themes of original, un published poetry of 32 lines or fewer are welcome. Entries must be postmarked between Feb. 1 and April 10. Winners will be notied April 30. Entry fees are $5 for the rst poem and $4 for each additional poem. There is no limit to the number of entries. Make checks payable to: Robert A. Osborne. To enter, mail a typed copy, photocopy, or computer printout of each poem. At tach a cover sheet with name, address, telephone number, email address, poem title, and the number of lines. The authors name must not appear on the entry. Man uscripts cannot be returned. Send entries to Poetry Ensemble of Orlando, c/o Bob Osborne, 319 Casa Grande Court, Winter Springs, FL 32708. Cash prizes and cer ticates will be awarded for rst, second and third prizes along with an invitation to read the winning poems at the Ensem bles May performance. Please enclose a self-addressed postcard with adequate postage for acknowledgment of manu script receipt. For a list of winners, include a self-ad dressed, stamped #10 (business size) en velope with entry. Poets retain all rights to their work. Any questions? Email arf603@ hotmail.com Freedom to ... All the fun, none of the hassles of ownership Full access to hundreds of boa ts. Membership privileges at 70 locations in the U.S. www.FreedomBoatClub-TB.com Bring a copy of this ad and receive Mt. Dora Now open Mt. Dora Now open rfnrtbbbrffrrrntrb fffffftf frfrf tbtrf fftf Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Park. The Or lando Wetlands Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the city of Orlandos Wetlands Park, the citys 1,650-acre wetland oasis. Come and experience this unique wetland treatment system with the entire fam ily. Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant So ciety will lead native plant identication hikes; while the Florida Trail Association will be providing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by nature and wildlife photographers. For more information, call Orlando Wetlands Park 407-568-1706 or visit cityoforlando. net/wetlands

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER SUPER weekend for Winter Park This past Super Bowl week end was an amazing one for the city of Winter Park. To be a part of Americas tribute to our military personnel and welcome home one of our own hometown heroes, Lt. Chuck Nadd, in such a meaning ful way was incredible. Then to have this tribute broadcasted in front of hundreds of millions of fans during the nations largest sporting event as a full 60-second Super Bowl commercial was even more unbelievable. This journey began about one week before Christmas, when the Metro Orlando Film Commission asked if the city of Winter Park the homecoming parade for Lt. Chuck Nadd, a soldier returning home from his service in Afghani stan. We were told the parade was for a Department of Defense doc umentary and also a Budweiser commercial honoring one man for his service in the war. When the heard speculation it might be fea tured in the Super Bowl, but were days before it actually broadcast during the Super Bowl. This amazing opportunity to be a part of this tribute could not have been possible without the teamwork that our city staff ex All departments and divisions put their heads and resources to gether, and within a two-week timeframe the city of Winter Park became part of Americas thank freedoms we enjoy. This past Sunday, we were blessed to show millions of Super Bowl fans how one small city said thank you in a very big way. At the end of the game it didnt mat ter if you were a Denver Bronco or a Seattle Seahawk, we were all Americans cheering for Win ter Park and the USA on Sunday night. To see the mini-documentary and Super Bowl commercial, A Heros Welcome please vis it cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New. Feb. 10 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinter park.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to area schools from proceeds from the December 2013 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the Quarter (fourth quarter of 2013) Joe Smirti, Horticulture Specialist, Parks & Recreation De partment tured in Super Bowl XLVIII Enforcement, Civil Service Board Consent Agenda contracts and awards (for a com plete listing, please visit cityof an antenna on a city tower at 3111 Temple Trail. Public Hearings Park: Second reading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code cre ating a non-compete window of 30 days before or after the annual spring and fall art festivals (relat ing to non-residential zoning dis tricts and the conditions required for a special event). by for the property at 612 E. Lake Sue Ave.: nance amending the Comprehen sive Plan Future Land Use Map to establish a Single Family Future Land Use designation. ing map to establish Single Family Residential (R-1AA) District. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New > City Commis sion Agenda. Watch City Commission meetings live If you are unable to attend the Monday, Feb. 10, meeting or fu ture City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavelto-gavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to the terpark.org and click on Govern ment > Live Video Broadcasts to business. City receives Florida Municipal Achievement Award The city of Winter Park has re ceived the 2013 Florida Municipal Achievement Award in recogni tion of the citys 125th anniver sary community-wide campaign honoring the historic milestone. The prestigious award was pre sented to the City Commission on Jan. 27 by Florida League of Cities President Dr. P.C. Wu. In January 2012, the citys Com munications Department was tasked with implementing the 125th Anniversary Celebration and guided a City Commissionapproved task force comprised of a diverse mix of community partners. More than a dozen com munity events and exhibits drew thousands of attendees during the to the pinnacle on Oct. 12, 2012. In addition to serving as a re minder of the past, Winter Parks 125th Anniversary Celebration also served as a tool to unite the faith community, businesses, resi dents, cultural and educational organizations, and visitors for one common goal honoring the city of Winter Parks history. The cel ebration garnered local and state media exposure, and was suc cessful in educating residents and visitors on the rich history of the city of Winter Park. For information regarding Florida League of Cities, please Questions about building or permitting? Beginning Saturday, Feb. 8, and once every other month dur ing the Saturday morning Winter Park Farmers Market, the citys Building & Permitting Services Department will be on hand to answer questions and provide in formation about building safety and sustainability. Building safety is important to our community and this is an opportunity to learn more about the department and how it can help you with your building and permitting needs. Visit us at the market or on the web at cityofwinterpark.org > De partments > Building & Permit ting Services. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. An American night Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program Providing STARS Transportation in Winter Park ( S enior. T ransportation. A ffordable. Reliable. S afe.) Featuring Kimber Threet Saint-Preux Executive Director ITN Orlando Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners. Learn more about ITN Orlandos mission to provide dignified transpor tation to seniors. Friday, February 14, 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. 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Page 6 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles At the right business, just with the swipe of their credit card, a consumer can help a school keep band classes, kids hands happily mushing clay into little pinchpots, and encourage the exuber ant cheers of a teammates calling out for each other from across a Its happening now at a few Orlando businesses through the company Swipe4TheKids. Tradi tionally, business pay banks a fee to process credit and debit card transactions, and the banks keep that fee for themselves. When a business chooses Swipe4TheKids as the electronic sale processor, 40 percent of the companys prof its generated by that fee go to lo schools to provide money for en richment programs. If the money goes to a school, Swipe4TheKids with any safety or nutritional is sues, and then it will give money to approved programs in art, mu sic, sports and other extra-curric ular activities. Swipe4TheKids CEO Peter Riggio said he chose enrichment programs because when public funding gets cut at schools, those frustrated seeing such important aspects of childhood being taken away from students, especially when some parents arent able to afford to provide those experienc es on their own. They should be able to have reliability there at the school, and especially with youth enrichment, too, because it inspires kids, it gives them a sense of belonging, he said. We want to eradicate funding shortfalls, said Jason Bingham, the Florida program ambassador. There shouldnt be a school that doesnt have a sports program, there shouldnt be a school that cant afford music instruments, there shouldnt be a school that cant afford art projects and we can be a part of that. Riggio is based in Washing ton, and has businesses that use Swipe4TheKids all across the country. His company has con tributed thousands of dollars to start in April 2012, and his goal is to donate $1 million this year. He said that if at least 20 percent of businesses in a community were to use Swipe4TheKids, the funds raised could help eliminate school funding issues. You want to see funding problems become a thing of the past, support the businesses that are supporting your community, and youre teaching them where to direct dollars, and we can see this issue go away, he said. The business sector has more than cover these funding gaps. Locally, three Orlando busi nesses use Swipe4TheKids to ward that goal, including InJoy Healthcare, a holistic health cen ter. Owner Samadhi Artemisa, a nutritionist, acupuncturist, and doctor of Oriental medicine, said she didnt have to think twice about switching, especially when doing so not only did good, but also saved her money. Her busi ness fees will help the Orlando Junior Academys Edible School yard garden, a perfect match for Artemisa, who is passionate about teaching people about nutrition and eating local, fresh food, and has her own garden at home. In addition to the empowering experience of growing and then eating their own food students happily accept fresh broccoli as a treat for weeding, and one stu dent demanded his mom buy him green beans at the grocery store students also learn math, science and social studies in their garden. The idea is that its an outdoor classroom, Bingham said. They put history in the stu dents hands. Growing cotton be comes a discussion about slavery, making their own tea from pick PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Money raised by Swipe4Kids with the help of Jason Bingham, left, and Samadhi Artemisa, middle, help Brad Jones, right, grow programs. Cash or credit? Charge it for charity Swiping a card can mean a free donation to a local school BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see ENRICH page 7 CONTINUOUS FREE P arking shuttle UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE ENTERTAINMENTTHURS (TEEN NIGHT!) Winterfest Idol FRI & SAT Continuous Live Entertainment AUCTIONSSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm Live: Sat 7:00pm Bingo (FRI & SAT) Kids Games F estival Food Rides Strawberry Pie YUM!Get a 4 day unlimited armband for $45! Available at local United Legacy Banks and the church ofce until 1pm on February 6. GRAND PRIZE RAFFLEChoice of...2014 FORD FIESTA COUPE 12 day trip to Alaska $13,000 buckaroos! 1 ticket = $2.00 100% of net proceeds go to support LOC A L community outreach programs.Please visit us at: C ARNIVAL F OOD FAMILY FUN Feb. 6-9, 2014FEB. 6 THURSDA Y 5-10PM FEB. 7 FRIDA Y 5PM-MIDNIGHT FEB. 9-SUN 12-5PMRIDES ONLY FEB. 8 SATURDA Y 12PM-MIDNIGHT GOOD FOR YOUR & SOUL!575 T uskawilla Rd., Winter Springs *less federal taxes KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 7 ing mint, lemongrass and stevia from the garden helped many stu the Boston Tea Party, yes, it was leaves they were throwing into the harbor. And that was after theyd already had a test on the subject. We have these con versations about these events and about history and about social studies, but if kids dont have that tangible experience, then youre just talk ing about dates, said Brad Jones, the schools volunteer gardener and teacher. Theyve been able to purchase a wheelbarrow with the money raised from Swipe4TheKids so far, and are working toward adding a build ing to the community garden they have across the street from the school. They want to make it a teaching facility, a place where parents can learn along with their children about nutrition and gardening. On Sun days, anyone can stop by the gar den to work. They have a big vision, Ar temisa said. Most of what we do is dirt and seeds, Jones said, but when an opportunity like this comes along you start to see what is possible. Six straight losses have plunged the UCF Knights mens basketball team to near the bot tom of the American Athletic Conference in the past week. The Knights returned home Feb. 5 to face USF at press time after losing to every team in the AAC except Temple, who they defeated by two points on Jan. 4. But the Knights (9-10, 1-7) still have time to recover, with 10 games remaining in conference play. In order to break .500 in con ference play theyll have to win eight of those games. The Knights host UConn (17-4, 6-3) at 6 p.m. on Feb. 9. Rollins Two thriller wins helped the Tars mens basketball team to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in Sunshine State Conference play. The Tars pulled off an 82-76 overtime upset on Florida Southern Jan. 29, then hit the road for St. Leo and won on a Mitch Woods layup that pro vided the winning 61-59 margin. Theyll be home at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 against Florida Tech. The Rollins Lady Tars (18-3, 7-2) are continuing to climb in the standings, rising to second place in the Sunshine State Conference after beating St. Leo 86-76 Feb. 1. After facing Tampa at press time Wednesday they travel to Eckerd at 2 p.m. Feb. 8. Rollins up, Knights down on the court ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rfn Get involved with Located in the heart of Maitland, Audubon oers educational opportunities for all ages. Open Tues Sunday from 10am 4pm. Visit our website for information http://.audubon.org. e Center is located at 1101 Audubon Way in Maitland. UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMSBIRDHOUSE BONANZA GREAT FAMILY EVENT FEB. 16, 2014 2PMPMJoin Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for the Great Backyard Bird count and learn about creating bird friendly communities for your yard, school or neighborhood. Participants will count and identify backyard birds, learn concepts of providing healthy habitats for birds and wildlife and build their own nest box for songbirds. To registerCost:$5 per nest box (one family can build one nest box, etc). Space is limited. Email or call Katie to secure your spot kwarner@audubon.org or 407-644-0190. SPECIAL EVENTS SAVE THE DATEAUDUBONS BABY OWL SHOWERMAY 10, 2014. 10AM 2PM Admission to the Center that day is free if you bring a baby gi that is used in caring for these young birds. Visit our website to download the ocial wish list. JUNE 2014 RAPTOR CAMP!2 SESSIONS: JUNE 9TH FOR 6YRS AND JUNE 23TH 9YRS.Contact auduboneducation@yahoo.com for information. ENRICH | Fees help grow Junior Academys school garden C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 6

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Page 8 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer With Valentines Day just around the corner, Win ter Park Village is embrac ing the season of love so much so, they are giving away a romantic date night to one lucky couple. All you have to do to enter is like Winter Park Village on Facebook and leave a comment telling them why you should win a date night at WPV, by February 28th. With tons of dining options like Mitchells Fish Market, Brio Tuscan Grille, P.F. Changs China Bistro and many more, Winter Park Village makes for a unique date night experi ence each time you come. Catch a movie at Regal Cinemas Stadium 20, or grab an after-dinner drink at TAPS. Do a little shop ping at Loft, Soma, or Jos. A Bank, or indulge in a relaxing couples massage at Hand and Stone. However you choose to spend your WPV Voice Amanda Miller Guest writer rfnr tbbtftfbf bfbrtbftrf rbbb ttbbtbt rfrntbftrtrtfft tbbt rtbrbf bfttbbtftrb brrrbft brttrfbbt ttff bffbfbftf frffrfbt ttbbfbbtbrt frtrtt rnfnr fr tff rf ntbrrtb brfbrrntbbr tbrrtftr br rfnn rff rrbrttf rbrrbr rbrrbrrb rtbtbrrrttrr ftrr brrbrfrbt ttbrft Win a date night at WPV Please see DATE NIGHT on next page PHOTO COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 9 romantic rendezvous, Winter Park Village wishes you and yours a lovely Valentines Day. Meet Your New Neighbors Recently, Winter Park Village welcomed some new additions to the lineup. Eyes Off The Avenue, a luxury optical retailer, is now open. With over thirty years of combined experience, store managers Paul Martin and Scott Schilling are providing the people of Winter Park with a superior eyewear shopping experience. Whether you are looking for a new style or want to upgrade your current pair, Eyes Off The Avenue is committed to making you look and feel your best. Bringing some culture to Winter Park Village is Bat erbys Art Gallery. Baterbys may be new to Winter Park Village, but is certainly not new to Orlando. Known as one of the best art galleries in the city, Bat of experience in the art industry, auctioneers ready to take on any auction event. Stop by the new store and check out their latest collection of unique pieces. Did You Know Winter Park Village is commit ted to making your shopping ex perience the best it can be. Thats why they are providing com plimentary valet, sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Orlando, every night of the week to guests of the plaza. Valet stations are conve niently located throughout WPV one by Mitchells Fish Market and Sakari Sushi, and another by Brio Tuscan Grille and Ikea. Valet begins at 5 p.m. every day, and stays open late on weekends. DATE NIGHT | One of metro Orlandos best art galleries has a new home at the Winter Park Village C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 11 Feb. 6, 7, 8 Tables Extra Extraordinaire Decorators, brides, inte rior designers, and anyone who enjoys elegant entertaining will want to visit the Holy Trinity Conference Center in Maitland for Tables Extraordinaire. This unique fundraiser showcases 30 lavishly decorated tables while offering luncheons or dinners reminiscent of a trip to Greece. The three-day event ends on Saturday evening (Feb. 8) with a Gala Banquet. During the day, visit the Center for Greek pastries and delicacies (they even offer take-out for lunch and dinners). Visit htgocorlando.org or Tables Extraordinaire on Facebook, or call 407-333-3895. Feb. 7 to March 10 This lady gives her Heart and Soul artist, and ambassador of love Donna Dowless will usher in the Valentine season with her exhibit Heart and Soul 2014. Donna, whose talent and generosity of Central Florida, will open Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the art gallery of the Grand Bohemian Hotel and run through March 10. Ms. Dow less will be joined by Canadian jewelry artist Amber Higgins. Call 407-581-4801 or visit grand bohemianhotel.com Feb. 8 and 9 18-year-old Sarina Zhang Performs with Orlando Philharmonic On Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., the Orlando Philhar monic will present a unique pro gram called Russian Romance featuring 18-year-old cellist and pianist Sarina Zhang. At just 18 years of age, Juilliard student and rising star Sarina Zhang has accumulated an impressive array of awards and solo appearances for her dual talent. Shes been featured on PBS four times, per forming on both cello and piano. Most recently, Zhang was a 2013 Young Arts National Finalist after liard Pre-College Piano concerto competition (2012). Call 407-7700071or visit OrlandoPhil.org Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Winter with the Writers at Rollins College Five award-winning writers will take part in the free Winter With the Writers at Rollins Col lege. The 2014 season will pres ent: former poet laureate Charles Simic on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 pm); Heming way Award-winner Justin Cronin BUY ONE JUMP HOUR FOR YOURSELF AND GET ONE FREEFOR YOUR VALENTINE! 407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.com 0pen from 3:00-10:00 p.m. on Valentines Day Attention Summer Camp Organizers!! BOING! is now reserving space for 2014 summer camps. Please see CULTURE on page 12 Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar 40 7 7 45-566 1 For More Information: www.Theorlandoathletics.com5:30 7:30 Open Gym only $10 5:30 11:00 Open gym, pizza, games, movies $25 for first child $20 for the 2nd. Enjoy a romantic evening out while the kids are having the time of their lives.Val entine s DayPar ent s Present this advertisement and receive a $5 DISCOUNT.* *Discount valid on 2/14/2014 only. ALL IN MINIATURE & ALL FOR SALESATURDAY NIGHT PREVIEWFEB 15, 5 8pm$18 includes Weekend Admission, Early Sales, Refreshments and Cash Bar (Pay At The Entrance)Information & Directions: 407-351-3500 ext. 0 www.mollycromwell.comPresent this ad for $1 off Sunday Adult Admission CRAFTSMEN FROM THE USA, ENGLAND & CANADADOLLHOUSE MINIATURES FESTIVAL A SHOW & SALE WITH:x Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale x Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting x Laces & trims x Dolls & teddy bears x Fine art & needlepoint x Antique and collectible miniatures x Electrical & Building Components Plus Kits x Much more A SHOW & SALE WITH: x Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale x Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting x Laces & trims x Dolls & teddy bears x Fine art & needlepoint x Antique and collectible miniatures x Electrical & Building Components Plus Kits x Much more International Palms Resort, Orlando6515 International Drive$7-ADULTS / $4-CHILDREN (UNDER 12) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY TABLES EXTRAORDINAIRE HEART AND SOUL 2014

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Page 12 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 p.m.); Authors Alan Mi chael Parker and Laura van den Berg on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Madison Smartt Bell on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 p.m.) Discussions are free and open to terwiththewriters And looking ahead to Valentines Day Wink Im trying to help you out here Your lady does not want that box of chocolates shes on a diet; and the roses are over-priced and last for three days (at best). Let this be the year you surprise her with an eve ning that celebrates the creativ ity of Central Florida while also having her take another look at her educated and sophisticated her a pair of tickets to a live performance Here are a few suggestions: Now through March 9 The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II There is no higher recommendation than the Florida theater event of the season a cast of 27 actors play more than 150 char acters in this unique, two-part, dramatic and comic masterpiece that captures the genius of Charles Dickens. Com bining Dickens outra geous characters with theatrical spectacle, The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II leads the way to a must-see theatrical event at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. Visit Orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Feb. 13, 14, 15 The Candy Bar by DRIP entertainment group DRIP, you may treat your Valentine to a night of sweets in an evening that combines sweet art installations, a live art show, a live band, danc Local artists create art with CULTURE | Instead of the standard chocolates and roses, why not take your date to a live show this year? C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Please see CULTURE on page 13 r f r f n fn rtrb tn r nrtr r f nt rb f t t b t r f r nr r f ft b rnr r r rf r n r t r n rf r f f f r f b nr r f nr r r rf ntr br f f t f t nr n f r b rf n t b n b nb b r f t n n bb Winter ParkDISTRESS SALE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 13 for you and your Valentine. View (and taste) the lollipop tree, marshmallow art, and gummy bear cocktails. Experience a martini glass arch and life-sized candy board games. On Feb. 13, 14, and 15, each ticket includes a white DRIP T-shirt for you to wear (and take home) as a splat tered and custom-cut souvenir. Located at 8747 International Drive in Orlando, tickets are available at ILoveDRIP.com Feb. 14 to 16 Romeo and Juliet by the Orlando Ballet Juliet is the worlds favorite love story. And, the drama of this quintessential story will be brought to life as Robert Hill, director of the Orlando Ballet, choreographs a new ballet for the star-crossed lovers. Set to beloved story could serve as the perfect romantic Valentines gift for your love. Call 407-426-1739 or visit orlandoballet.org Feb. 15 Warner Bros. Valentines Date Night A different and admittedly quirky Valentines Date Night is offered by the Orange County History Center for an adults evening of cartoons offered up from the Warner Bros. cartoon chest. Over time, the Warner Bros. gag-writers, working with gifted animators and design ers, won six Academy Awards. The Valentine Show will in clude Stupid Cupid, Porkys Romance, Carrotblanca, and Bugs Valentine, among others. With popcorn, wine, champagne, and chocolate available, this date night is one for the history books. Call 407-836-8500 or visit thehis torycenter.org Feb. 25 to March 2 War Horse on the Broadway Series Shell have to wait two weeks to use the tickets, but shell adore you for sharing this WWI drama of courage, loyalty and friendship in the next offering from the Orlando Broadway Series. Joey, young Alberts beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and caught up in an extraordinary journey as Albert, too young to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to bring him home. with music and song, packed the aters in London and New York. With the theatricality of life-sized puppets that bring to life gallop ing horses, call 800-448-6322 for your tickets. 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE our Mall!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall Shop Now for Unique Valentines Day Gifts CULTURE | The cinema hit of War Horse hits the stage in an inventive adaptation of the powerful drama C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. INVITES YOU TO WIN PASSES TO SEE IN THEATERS NOWJackRyanMovie.com This pass does not guarantee you a seat at the theater. Seating is rst-come, rst served. This show is open to paying customers! Void at the end of engagement. This pass is not for sale. Check local newspapers for theaters and show times. PG-13.FOR YOUR C H ANCE TO WI N PASSES AND A PRIZE PACK I NCLUDI NG T H E SOUNDTR ACK TO TH E FIL M SEND AN EM A I L TO JACKRYANGIVEAWAY@GMA I L.COM WINNER S WI LL BE NOTIFIED BY EM A I L AND CH OSEN AT R ANDOM SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ON 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 Have a dog with lots of energy? We can help! 407-295-3888 B arkingDogFitness.com A tired dog is a happ y dog! And a happ y YOU! Conveniently located at... Ask About our FREE Trial! Customized workouts Training Fun p lay time with other dogs 1 on 1 attention ORLANDOS ONLY DOGGIE DAY CARE WITH A GYM! 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. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater FilmSlam Sun 1PM The Yearling: A Great Book, A Great Movie Educational panel before the lm then a free screening on the lawn! Sun 6PM Cult Classics: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND Starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, & Elijah Wood Tues 9:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: ANIMATED Fri 1:00, 6:30 Sat 3:45, 6:30 Sun Thurs 6:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: LIVE ACTION Fri, Sun 3:30, 9:15 Sat 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:15 No Tuesday ShowingSaturday Matinee Classics: REDS Starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, & Jack Nicholson Sat 11AM

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Page 14 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives OK. Everyone out there who wants to voluntarily support another mans (or womans) child, raise your hand and open your checkbook. Along the same line: how many more children does America require to be born to impoverished parents in 2014? Or, what percentage increase in low-wage adults will the United States work force re quire in 2030 for its fast-food industry or as retail clerks in Florida Wal-Marts? As public policy, if we (as tax payers) are expected to underwrite the living etc.) of employees of low-wage corpora tions, how many of your fellow citizens do wish to support? We, you and I, actu ally subsidize Americas corporations in their effort to be competitive (return to stockholders) by supplementing their low wages. Seriously, if full-time employment provides an impoverished standard of living requiring government subsidization, how many such citizens are you willing to If you say, Hell-no, I do not wish to support the uneducated, foolish, lazy, indigent, unfortunate or irresponsible, I totally understand. If the vagaries of unlivable low wage, so be it. Such is life. There are no guarantees. I get all of that. I do. Now what? I ask again, how many such individuals your fellow citizens are you willing to support? Being born into existing poverty, and 2) Being raised in a one-parent home. If these factors are present when conceiving chil dren, the statistical probability of succes sive generational poverty (one generation of the impoverished begetting another, have been acutely aware of this phenom enon since the 1960s, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his controversial report on the decline of the black nuclear family. The percentages of single-parent house holds for white America are now at the levels that Moynihan cited as detrimental six decades ago for black families. The sta tistics are even more alarming in todays African-American community. My point is that more and more children are being born into existing poverty in single-parent households. I ask again: how many such Americans, born in these circumstances, do we require? If youve read my column for any period of time, you understand that I am unequivocally pro-choice. I would have no government involvement in what an individual woman does or does not do with her body. To interject the government, at any point in time, by requiring Americas daughters to relinquish control of their bodies is a form of institutional rape. That said, lets remove abortion from this immediate discussion. Lets consider intelligent family planning (before concep tion becomes an issue). I believe there is common ground on the subject, that a large majority of Americans embrace the availability of safe, affordable and acces sible birth control. I would have our federal, state and lo cal governments initiate and fund sex-ed programs. Id throw a funding-bone to re ligious organizations that want to promote chastity as a form a birth control (such programs might be effective with 2 to 3 percent of the sexually active). Id make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. Id make responsible sex (sex without disease) a laudable national attribute. Id fund programs to underwrite existing (on the dole) low-income women to not have any more children. Id pay for vasectomies for low-income men; actually Id pro vide cash-incentives to get cut and tubal ligations for women as well. Id make responsible parenting the highest patriotic endeavor. If not, ask yourself how many impov erished Americans are you willing to support? How many Americans are you supporting? 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! Ive been getting out of the way ever since. For some reason, people dont want me hanging around, which in fact entices me commotion is about. I get the feeling that I missed out on the times when I should have been smartening myself up. So let me explain a few incidentals beautiful dinner for 10 for my birthday at the Orlando Coun try Club. This very generous gift made this the best birth day I have ever had! Being 93 may be a scary event, but my friends made this party for me a time of pure happiness. the kind of diplomacy Obama has been handing out to the leaders of Iran, Afghan istan, Iraq, etc. Obama is also troublesome with his Obamacare whatever that making (or non-making) or just working (or not working) with members of Con gress How long are we going to let him measures? I didnt worry about getting into a war because I knew hed be in it with us and wed win. Can you imagine being in Obamas war and following him into bat tle? After the Benghazi embassy episode was told immediately of the situation, but he vamoosed and headed for Las Vegas. What did Hillary do? (After all, the State Department is responsible for the safety of U.S. citizens and especially for embas sador in years was killed and an embassy demolished. This fact is not what you want on your credentials if youre planning a run for the presidency! Somewhere Hillary said publicly re: what triggered Benghazi, What difference does it make? Those words may follow her and haunt her in the forever after and they rightfully should! wintertime. Shivering under a palm tree is an uncomfortable contradiction in terms. On the days when it was too cold to swim, found speckled perch and bream, which live down deep, much better to eat than bass, which like shallower waters and often have a muddy taste. and we shall all the pleasures prove... Isnt pizza a handy snack, one that can even be built into a complete meal! that he was a marijuana user in his youth and that it did him no harm. Oh yeah?! Thats a great thing to tell the kids in the U.S., isnt it? Maybe if he had used less, he would be able to make decisions! And how much better off would we be, if we had gotten this president before he had dulled his senses with pot. writer, and unabashed animal lover who founded the Fund for Animals, asked me once over coffee what I treasured most about my own person. My answer was: to be blessed with an unashamed acute self-critical faculty, and, concomitantly, to possess the mentality able to achieve all requisite alterations. Change is surely the way of life by which I live. Life is like walking through woods where you do not know where you are going, but where you must see clearly every step you take. one half of the population from paying taxes, we are turning over the government to those who pay nothing but can vote anything they wish, and we tax payers will pick up the check. Well, who then will remain to make a majority to vote against them and end their giveaway gravy-train? If they want a bridge to the moon, they can vote for it all right, and I guess the rest of us had better accept the fact that we are trapped on a crazy planet. Hadnt we before its too late? This, that, and whatcha may call it About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Retired Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Paul Henry launched additional local opposition to the cameras last year after he released research showing that inter sections with red-light cameras in Winter Park rarely see crashes related to red-light running to begin with. Red light running cameras in Winter Park and Maitland are: well, silly. But prof itably silly and certainly contentious too contentious. I dont come at this issue from a civil liberties perspective, though that argument has much merit, but from a more practical one of picking and choosing your battles; and what will give our tax money yours and mine the biggest bang for the buck in public safety. Remember the cutting-edge DDACTs (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and 2011? Probably not. The goal of DDACTS is to reduce the tend to occur more frequently so they are at the right place, at the right time to prevent trouble. (From the Mayors (Bradleys) Message, Update Winter Park (VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 1.) Hows that working? I believe that the WPPDs take-away crashes in Winter Park to drive any databased policing. Next up: Free Department of Home land Security cameras installed in wellconcealed locations in and around our Park Avenue (and more recently at a water treatment plant in Winter Springs?!). in local dollars to feed transmission to the WPPD. Though transmission is not moni tored in real time. The technology is only there to view video after the fact to catch Like with the Boston Bombers. Thank God the two brothers were also idiots. Any terrorist who cant disable a cam ary cameras, should just relinquish their membership in the Villains, Thieves, and Scoundrels Union. Please stay tuned. William Shallcross Winter Park How much better off would we be if we had gotten this president before pot Id pay for vasectomies for men ... and tubal ligations for women

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 31 Sunday, February 9th: 710 Thompson Avenue, Maitland FL 32751 5 BR | 3.5 BA | 4,041 SF | $525,000 Fabulous lakefront home on Lake Syb elia! Newly built in 2007 featuring soar ing ceilings, hardwood and tile floors throughout and a beautiful eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel ap pliances and beautiful lake views. Large bonus room with wet bar and spacious porch have direct lake views. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 12-2PM 263 Minorca Beach Way Unit 404, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,450 SF | $394,900 Stunning 4th floor unit in the Evissa Building at Minorca! Breathtaking views of the Intercostal Waterway and expan sive ocean views from every room. Liv ing room offers sliding doors that lead to the private balcony. Kitchen is open to the dining room and breakfast nook. Minorca is a wonderful community of fering luxury resort amenities including 24-hour staffed gatehouse, heated pools, Har Tru Tennis Center, clubhouse with catering kitchen, billiars, library, lounge, fitness center and gated beach and riv erfront access! Hosted by: Tiffany Prewitt with Kelly Price & Company from 3-5PM 1531 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,265 SF | $849,999 One-of-a-kind property on a perfectly manicured double lot in sought-after Syl van Lake Shores neighborhood! Charm ing pool home featuring a spacious living room with fireplace, updated kitchen and bright breakfast nook. The East side of SATURDAY 12-3 WONDERFUL HOME IN GREAT LOCATION 680 Balmoral Road, Winter Park. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,264SF. Kenilworth Shores home on a corner lot. Home offers fire place, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms and two car garage. A rated schools include Brookshire El ementary, Glenridge Middle and Winter Park High School. 1/3 acre lot. $525,000 GOLF FRONT BEAUTY! 1210 Burning Tree Lane, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1,850SF. Enjoy the serenity of the 13th fairway of the Winter Park Pines Golf Course! Excellent views from fam ily room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning fireplace, formal living room, and master suite with large walk-in closet. Located on a quiet neighborhood circle, this split plan home also offers tile floors, cozy breakfast nook, inside utility and two car garage. $289,000 TRADITIONAL HOME ON BEAR LAKE 3136 Holliday Avenue, Bear Lake. 4BD/4BA, 3,430SF. Enjoy skiing, boating and fishing from your boat house with hoist overlooking Bear Lake! Large foyer with beautiful staircase welcomes you into this home with a large bonus room, gourmet kitchen, and family room with gas fireplace and doors opening to deck, meticulous backyard and lake. Master suite is enhanced by private lakefront balcony, large walk-in closet, whirlpool tub and separate shower. Three car ga rage. $745,000 SUNDAY 1-4 MODERN MEDITERRANEAN ON BRICK STREET 1330 Hibiscus Avenue, Winter Park. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,286SF. Fabulous light and bright home with private screened courtyard. The eat-in kitchen opens to family room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Screened back porch with built-in grill. Master suite has separate tub and shower and private courtyard. Great location near the Vias, shopping and restaurants. $499,000 NEW LISTING! FABULOUS HOME ON CORNER LOT AND CUL-DE-SAC 783 Brookside Road, Maitland. 3BD/2BA, 1,679SF. Home features crown molding, wood floors, granite counters, maple cab inets, porcelain tile, two walk-in closets, and huge screened porch overlooking private lushly landscaped fenced back yard. Two car garage. Roof in with 25 year warranty, insulated windows, and new electrical panel. Freshly painted and immaculately maintained. $294,900 TRADITIONAL TOWNHOME IN BALDWIN PARK 5453 Baldwin Park Street, 32814. 3BD/2.5BA, 1,756SF. Built in 2008, this townhome features hardwood floors, crown molding and French doors lead ing to brick paved patio and garden area. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite counters, 42 oak cabinetry with upgraded hard ware, under cabinet lighting, beautiful tile backsplash and stainless appliances. Wonderful Baldwin Park amenities! $315,000 SUNDAY 2-5 SPACIOUS TOWNHOME IN GREAT LOCA TION 1146 Washington Avenue, Winter Park. 2BD/2.5BA, 2,083SF. This 2/2.5 also fea tures an office and two car garage and is walking distance to Rollins and Park Avenue! Recent updates include new roof, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet and new interior paint. Gated front courtyard leads to formal living and din ing area. Kitchen granite breakfast bar OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLA C E MindGym January 27, 2014 MindGym January 27, 2014 the property has been transformed into a tranquil park-like setting including a hidden garden arbor, rose bushes and custom Stewart Iron Works custom iron fence with brick pillars. Hosted by: Gwyn Clark with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4PM 1913 Waldo Street, Orlando FL 32806 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,428 SF | $259,000 Light and bright home nestled between large, shady oak trees on a quiet street near Delaney Park. Open floor plan with tile floors and volume ceilings through out living spaces. Large kitchen with island and eat-in area. Master bedroom includes his and hers closets and French doors leading out to the patio overlooking the spacious fenced backyard. Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 3535 Lake Sarah Drive, Orlando FL 32804 5 BR | 4 BA | 3,688 SF | $749,000 Elegant French Provincial home built in 2007 on a large lot with deeded access to Lake Sarah. Gorgeous home boasts wide plank hickory wood and marble flooring, fabulous kitchen with breakfast nook that opens to the family room, and spacious rooms. Beautiful details include plantation shutters and crown molding. The large lot creates a huge backyard with covered lanai and summer kitchen. Hosted by: Audra Wilks with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 1131 Audubon Way, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,420 SF | $649,000 Custom lakefront home on Lake Sybelia! Completely renovated with architectural millwork, crown molding, solid oak floor ing, plantation shutters, travertine, brick fireplace & more! Fabulous kitchen, re laxing master suite and light and bright rooms with sweeping views of Lake Sy belia. Over 800 SF of paved porches with outdoor speakers! Boat dock includes a remodeled lift. Hosted by: Sherri Dyer with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 2108 Winslow Drive, Orlando FL 32812 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,228 SF | $119,900 Charming home close to Downtown Orlando, highways, shopping and bus stops. Home features an eat-in kitchen with updated cabinets, large living/dining room combo, updated master suite and ANNOUNCEMENTS A childless married couple seeks to adopt. Will be full-time mom & devoted dad. Fi nancial security. Expenses paid. Call/ Text. Patricia & Adam. 1-800-790-5260. Bar#0150789. A Successful Young Woman seeks to adopt. Financially secure, loving and caring household. Expenses paid. Call or text Jodi 609-770-1255, or visit www.jodi2adopt.webs.com/ Adam Sklar #0150789 BANKRUPTCY AUCTION 5,700 +/Acres North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. 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Call Ann 407-293-1934. an npolasek@cfl.rr.com REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway! 4.64 acres, only $44,800. Beautifully wooded 4.64 acre estate with pictur esque rolling mountain views. Ideally lo cated at end of quiet country road with no traffic. Enjoy privacy along with peace & quiet. Build when you are ready. All un derground utilities: water, electric, fiber optic cable. Excellent financing. Perfect for weekend mtn cabin or year-round residence. Call now 866-952-5303, x 146 Home For Sale in Winter Park at 705 Densmore Drive. 3BR/3BA + bo nus room; 2,000 SF; new kitchen and bath; granite, stainless steel appliances, large master suite and covered porch; 2 car garage; new A/C, electric, plumbing and roof; large corner lot, $228,000. Call 407-970-4047. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! 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Historic character home on a brick street offers an AMAZING gourmet kitchen & beautiful hardwood floors! Must see inside! $495,000 MATTAMY HOME IN BALDWIN PARK 2023 Meeting Place, Orlando. 3BD/3.5BA, 2,333SF. Perfect location overlooking Corrine Commons Park steps away from pool, fitness center and community room. Beautiful wood floors, crown molding and charming front balcony. Open kitchen has island breakfast bar, granite counters and custom cabinets. Two car garage and plenty of storage. $478,000 OLDE WINTER PARK CHARMER 1816 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1,765SF. Youll love the neigh borhood of this charming home with lovely brick paved circular driveway which adds to the nicely landscaped corner lot. Original hardwood floors, up graded master suite with vaulted ceilings, California closets, and room for an office. Master bath has double sinks and sepa rate tub and shower. A+ schools. $425,000

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Page 32 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MindGym February 3, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while youd love to deal with it immediately, its best to get more information to support your case. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A straightforward approach to a baffling situ ation is best. Dont allow yourself to be drawn into an already messy mass of tan gles and lies. Deal with it and move on. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Dont be discouraged or deterred by a colleagues negative opinion about your ideas. It could actually prove to be helpful when you get around to finalizing your plan. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Ignore that sudden attack of modesty, and step up to claim the credit youve so rightly earned. Remember: A lot of people are proud of you and want to share in your achievement. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A financial deal that seems to be just right for you Leos and Leonas could be grounded more in gossa mer than substance. Get an experts advice to help you check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont ignore that suddenly cool or even rude attitude from someone close to you. Asking for an explanation could reveal a misunderstanding you were completely unaware of. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Unless you have sound knowledge, and not just an opinion, its best not to step into a family dispute involving a legal mat ter, regardless of whom you support. Leave that to the lawyers. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An awkward situation presents the usually socially savvy Scorpian with a problem. But a courteous and considerate approach soon helps clear the air and ease communication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calmer, less-tense atmo sphere prevails through much of the week, allowing you to restore your energy levels before tackling a new challenge coming up by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your approach to helping with a friend or family members problem could boomer ang unless you take time to explain your method and how and why it (usually!) works. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who gave you a lot of grief might ask for a chance for the two of you to make a fresh start. You need to weigh the sincerity of the request carefully before giving your answer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Too much fantasizing about an upcoming decision could affect your judgment. Better to make your choices based on what you know now rather than on what you might learn later. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people and helping them live up to their potential. 2014 King Features Syndicate ist James Thurber who made the following sage observa tion: Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. with the National Chicken Council, but its making predictions about you nonetheless. If you ate wings while watching the Super Bowl, you contributed to the 1.25 billion wings that the councils 2014 Wing Report projected to be consumed during that event. things say that if you hap pen to find lint in your belly button, its more likely to be blue than any other color. Alabama comes from the Choctaw word albah, which means plant-cut ters. evening event in 1989, a bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson was up $500,000. It seems nobody was willing to pony up the cash, and at the end of the night there was no sale. At that point, a waiter (inadver destroying the unprofitable item. The bottle was insured, however, and the merchant did end up with $250,000. not designed by an American. It was Irish architect James Hoban who won the competition to create the architectural plans for the home of the political leader of the United States. dent, George H.W. Bush was, for a time, the young est aviator in the history of the U.S. Navy, getting his wings just three days before he turned 19. *** Thought for the Day: When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beau tiful, I know it is wrong. Buckminster Fuller 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Samantha Weaver King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 3, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014

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Page 6 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other dis counts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Sunday at 11am at Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com Be on the lookout for depression signs By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. 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Winter Park came a step closer to quieting its railroad Monday as the City Commission voted to move forward into the design phase for a quiet zone project, allowing the city to prohibit trains from blaring their steam horns when approaching railroad crossings. The project would involve building a combination of new fences, railroad gates and medians at all of the citys 16 crossings, further barring residents from getting through by car or on foot in the absence of the train whistle. Only the crossing at New England Avenue is already The Department of Transportation plans to modify three more of the railroad crossings as part of the SunRail station project. City staff are actively pur suing federal funding for the project, but City Commissioners agreed on potentially tapping $900,000 worth of funding from FEMA reimbursements, given to the city to aid recovery efforts following Hurricane Charley in 2004. Trains in our city are heard at all hours of the day and night USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! TURNING CREDIT FEES INTO BETTER SCHOOLSLIFESTYLES, 6Whats new in the Village?Our new section lets you in on Winter Park Village news. WPV VOICE, 8Wheres Lakemont Jack?Senior disappears from sidewalk. CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 WPV VOICE ................... 8 CULTURE .................... 11 OPINIONS ................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 31 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Artists planning on throwing their own festivals will need to think twice in Winter Park, after the City Commission voted to introduce a 30-day non-compete period before and after the citys spring and fall art festivals a brief ban against art festivals held by other outside entities. City Commissioners were concerned that other art events could take away from the tradi tion and reputation of the spring and autumn art festivals, which together draw more than 500,000 art enthusiasts and collectors to Winter Park each year. The revision to the land devel opment code wont affect Winter Park businesses who regularly sell art. The concern staff had when they presented this to me is that the city has devoted substantial effort and sponsors have donated substantial money over many years to brand as a Winter Park premier event these two art festivals in the spring and fall, City Attorney Larry Brown said. Its sort of a common intellec tual property concept that when interest in a brand, that you dont allow other people to pawn off or dilute that brand by coming in too close in association with it. The city caught a glimpse of outside art show sought a special event permit for an event at the Winter Park Village in the days leading up to the citys spring art festival. The Winter Park Village be came aware of the potential conThis was in response to an entity that has been known to do that throughout the state, coming in and piggybacking around the same weekend or in very close ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERCopycat art shows have ofcials worried about damaging the real thing, which led to the Winter Park City Commission passing a new rule restricting upstart art festivals. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERLoud train horns will soon go away, but not before new gates are installed at crossings to make it much harder for drivers and pedestrians to be hit by oncoming trains. Banning art overloadTrying to keep artists in business, city passes exclusivity ruleTIM FREED Observer staff Please see ART on page 2Train lovers rejoice: in less than a month SunRail will begin be commuters. The announcement came during a Jan. 30 presentation at the Alfond Inn in and grand openings to come in the next few months for Central tem. On March 3 Winter Parks new 12 stops to be unveiled. In April, Maitlands station will open. By May 1, the trains will be off and running. The rail system will offer a seamless, free transfer service to LYNX buses, allowing riders from as far away as Maitland to ride to Orlando International Air port for $2. Farther will cost extra. One can argue that [trains] forever changed our city, Win ter Park Mayor Ken Bradley said during the presentation. I be lieve SunRail will do that again. SunRail readies for ribbon cuttingISAAC BABCOCK Observer staffPutting a muzzle on train hornsMidnight train horns give way to silent running with quiet zone rail crossing projectTIM FREED Observer staff Please see TRAINS on page 2 Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Serving Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, College Park and Goldenrod50+ tax WPMOBSERVER.COM 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r W i n t e r P a r k R e c o v e r y C e n t e r Executive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction 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, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ART | Restrictive law aims to keep up prestige of city art showsTRAINS | Loud horns soon to be no moreproximity, Commissioner Tom McMacken said. The illusion is that they are somehow tied in to what the two art festivals are sponsoring. Its an unfortunate practice, but it happens. Hopefully this will keep it from oc curring here in Winter Park. Winter Park residents spoke in favor of the non-compete periods. Resident Terrance Barter said cities includ ing Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Naples have ruined the market by overcrowding their art show seasons with too many art events. The 30-day bans would help ensure a larger showing for Winter Parks spring and fall art festivals, giving their artists a better said. If an artist were to come to the Winter Park show and be able to walk away with a thousand dol lars in their pocket, if you allow one of these shows, that artist will probably see maybe six hundred, Barter said. People that come and save money are not discriminative. By the time they come to what the city is so proud of, theyve al ready spent their money. Winter Park artist Kathleen Brodeur said Winter Parks art festivals are something unique and special to Central Florida and should be preserved and protected. The Winter Park autumn and spring art festivals are two of the best shows in the coun try, said Brodeur, whose oil paintings have been featured in both events. The Winter Park art festivals have a certain prestige and high reputation. Flooding the market with more shows especially from non-local promoters and or ganizations will hurt the existing shows and the artists. Mayor Ken Bradley suggested limiting the number of art events in the city altogether, but Brown advised otherwise. The blackout now and could serve as a good starting point for further regulation, Brown said. throughout our community, Mayor Ken Bradley said. You dont have to live near a train track to hear the trains. I prob ably live as far from the train tracks as anybody in this city and on the nights we have our windows open, you hear them every night. Now that we have a mechanism to potentially do it ourselves and a way to do it, its an exciting oppor tunity and its in our lap now. City Commissioners have pursued funding for a quiet zone project for the past eight years, City Manager Randy Knight said. An idea of a partnership with Maitland and Orlando to earn federal funding sprang up in the City Commission chamber back in August 2012, but never came to fruition. The awaited quiet zone project would not only make the area more livable, but much safer, Commissioner Steve Leary said. I wish they called them safety zones rather than quiet zones, Leary said. Ive seen cars coming up at intersections and get caught on the other side of the [railroad] gates. This kind of thing helps prevent that. Winter Parks residents have heard passing train whistles go by since the original OrlandoWinter Park Railroad opened in 1889, just two years after the original chartering of the city. The Dinky Line as Rollins College students called it carried pas sengers between the two cities for decades until it was shut down in 1969. The new quiet zones would be a natural evolution in the citys history, Bradley said. I think it would be a continuation of the citys position, Bradley said. Winter Park was founded around a train station. The train moving forward will obviously be a very important thing for those who come to our city and our residents. The creation of quiet zones will do nothing but make our city a better place. The city will immediately begin searching for an architect for the project, which should be completed by early 2015, Knight said. 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Winter ParkFloridas premier fitness destination! An Afternoon of Music and Romance featuring Michael Andrew & SwingerheadConcert in Central Park n Afternoon of Music and Romance featurin Michael Andrew & Swin g erh e rnoon of Music and Romance featurin g Michael Andrew & S w i The Winter Park Art Festivals have a certain prestige and high reputation. Flooding the market with more shows especially from non-local promoters and organizations will hurt the existing shows and the artists.The creation of quiet zones will do nothing but make our city a better place.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Feb. 12 meeting on CRAOver the past 18 months, we ment interest in our CRA district. The majority of the interest is cen tered on our downtown core area. The downtown core area is a fourblock area bound by George Av enue to the north, U.S. Highway 17-92 to the east, Maitland Avenue to the west, and Packwood Avenue to the south. Horatio Av enue and Independence Lane are the main streets within this area where the redevelopment interest is focused. Presently, four development teams, in different stages in their due diligence process, are preparing redevelopment proposals for submission to our city. These proposals will include some or all of the 2-and-a-half acres of cityowned property located within that core area, such as the old City Hall site and the parking lot on the north side of Horatio Avenue. However, before any develop ment team submits a proposal, our how our city property will be ad dressed as part of this redevelop ment. Therefore, the City Council and CRA Board have scheduled a joint special meeting on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers to address two decision items as follows: 1. To consider a decision to include the city-owned parcels (including the old City Hall site and the north parking lot) in the redevelopment process for the core area; and, 2. To consider authorizing the publication of notice under FS 163-380 Disposition of Public Property to invite proposals development of the real property indicated above to be submitted 30 days from the date of publica tion of the notice. The second agenda item is a state statutory requirement as well as a mechanism to entice de velopment teams located outside of Central Florida to submit proposals. This meeting on Feb. 12 is a very important one for our Maitland community, and we need your input as the City Council and the CRA Board consider the items on the agenda. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.Redeveloping downtown City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $1.75 billion during the last two years.Please visit any of our banking centers from Miami to Orlando or contact us at 1-800-435-8839. Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0106-3 CNreallyLndng.indd 1 1/10/14 11:19 AM 407-659-5701 www.TrustcoBank.com*Information based on current closings. Circumstances beyond Trustco Banks control may delay closing. Please note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw these products or certain features thereof without prior notification.Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKFast, Local Decisions Close your First Mortgage in 30 days!*Schedule Closing Date at Application Our loans close on time!Low Closing Costs No Points and No Tax Escrow required Trustco Mortgages We Close Loans!

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Page 4 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar FEB. 6 Sip, shop and stroll with your sweetheart on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sip, Shop & Stroll events are a unique way to experience the variety of shops and restaurants in the Park Avenue area, discover new merchants, taste seasonal menus and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. Tickets are $25 and include a food and drink sample at 20 different loca tions. Reservations are strongly encour aged and are available at ExperiencePar kAvenue.com FEB. 7Date Night at Leu Gardens returns for 2014 on Feb. 7! Come see Stuck in Love (rated R) at 7:30 p.m. on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida. Come early and enjoy a stroll in the 50-acre gar den before the movie. Pack a dinner pic nic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission is $6 for adults and $3 for chil dren (K-12th grade) and free for Leu Gar den Members. Event is weather permit ting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando. For more infor mation, please contact the Leu Gardens at 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org FEB. 8The Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus presents its fth annual LUV SUX antiValentines Day fundraising cabaret that youll love. Its a fun and naughty show about love lost, and how love just sucks sometimes, presented at the University Club of Winter Park at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Feb. 8. Tickets are $25 and in clude your own personal bottle of cham pagne! Bring your friends, bring your exes, just dont bring your kids! The evnet is open to only those age 21 and older. To buy tickets, or reserve your table, go to ocofchorus.com. For more information, call 321-345-OCOF (6263).FEB. 14The Art & History Museums Maitland (A&H) presents Culture Pop! Wild at Heart on Friday, Feb. 14, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the A&Hs Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Culture Pop is a unique one-night only pop-up exhibition of Cen tral Floridas ne artists and artisans. Join us in the A&Hs Main Garden for Wild at Heart, featuring artwork by Danielle DeGuglimo and Katherine Bennett. Join us this Valentines Day and view the artwork of DeGuglimo and Bennett, then stay until 11 p.m and hear jazz music by popular instrumentalist Dan Jordan, relax in the Mayan Lounge and enjoy music, food, and libations, and join us in the Packwood Av enue Reading room for readings by Brad and Darlyn Kuhn of Maitland Poets and Writers. Visit artandhistory.org for more information.FEB. 8Dommerich Elementary School will host its sixth annual Chiefs on the Run 5K and 1-mile Dommerich Dash on Satur day, Feb. 8. All registered participants will receive a race bib and an event T-shirt. The rst 500 5K registrants will receive a goody bag with valuable coupons. Visit chiefsontherun.com to register and for more information.FEB. 9For the fourth consecutive year, the Park Avenue Merchants Association will pres ent a free Valentine Concert in Central Park. The afternoon of music and ro mance features Central Floridas beloved Michael Andrew and Swingerhead on the Central Park Stage from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9. Come early, bring a picnic blanket and stay afterward for dinner on the Avenue.FEB. 14The Orlando VAs inaugural Veterans Creative Arts Festival at the Lake Baldwin Outpatient Clinic will be held Friday, Feb. 14. Talented veterans will share their work at 5201 Raymond St., Orlando. Call 407629-1599. The Orlando Museum of Arts Council of 101 presents the 32nd annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show beginning on Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16. The three-day show will welcome established antique dealers from across the United States offering an array of ne antique furniture, paintings, jewelry, oriental rugs, porcelain and vintage col lectibles as well as garden inspiration and special guest speaker Cynthia Brumback. The show will run on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Orlando Museum of Art. Proceeds from the event benet the Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. For further information, call 407-896-4231 or visit omart.orgFEB. 15Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Community Bulletin Breaking into breakfast A new Another Broken Egg Caf will be opening in the Winter Park Village on Feb. 10. Itll be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Call 407-790-7868 for more information. Poetry contestPoetry Ensemble of Orlando invites all po ets to participate in its 2014 poetry contest. All forms and themes of original, unpublished poetry of 32 lines or fewer are welcome. Entries must be postmarked between Feb. 1 and April 10. Winners will be notied April 30. Entry fees are $5 for the rst poem and $4 for each additional poem. There is no limit to the number of entries. Make checks payable to: Robert A. Osborne. To enter, mail a typed copy, photocopy, or computer printout of each poem. At tach a cover sheet with name, address, telephone number, email address, poem title, and the number of lines. The authors name must not appear on the entry. Man uscripts cannot be returned. Send entries to Poetry Ensemble of Orlando, c/o Bob Osborne, 319 Casa Grande Court, Winter Springs, FL 32708. Cash prizes and cer ticates will be awarded for rst, second and third prizes along with an invitation to read the winning poems at the Ensem bles May performance. Please enclose a self-addressed postcard with adequate postage for acknowledgment of manuscript receipt. For a list of winners, include a self-addressed, stamped #10 (business size) en velope with entry. Poets retain all rights to their work. Any questions? Email arf603@ hotmail.com Freedom to ... All the fun, none of the hassles of ownership. Full access to hundreds of boats. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER SUPER weekend for Winter ParkThis past Super Bowl week end was an amazing one for the city of Winter Park. To be a part of Americas tribute to our military personnel and welcome home one of our own hometown heroes, Lt. Chuck Nadd, in such a meaning ful way was incredible. Then to have this tribute broadcasted in front of hundreds of millions of fans during the nations largest sporting event as a full 60-second Super Bowl commercial was even more unbelievable. This journey began about one week before Christmas, when the Metro Orlando Film Commission asked if the city of Winter Park the homecoming parade for Lt. Chuck Nadd, a soldier returning home from his service in Afghani stan. We were told the parade was for a Department of Defense doc umentary and also a Budweiser commercial honoring one man for his service in the war. When the heard speculation it might be fea tured in the Super Bowl, but were days before it actually broadcast during the Super Bowl. This amazing opportunity to be a part of this tribute could not have been possible without the teamwork that our city staff ex All departments and divisions put their heads and resources to gether, and within a two-week timeframe the city of Winter Park became part of Americas thank freedoms we enjoy. This past Sunday, we were blessed to show millions of Super Bowl fans how one small city said thank you in a very big way. At the end of the game it didnt mat ter if you were a Denver Bronco or a Seattle Seahawk, we were all Americans cheering for Winter Park and the USA on Sunday night. To see the mini-documentary and Super Bowl commercial, A Heros Welcome please vis it cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New.Feb. 10 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinter park.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors Report by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to area schools from proceeds from the December 2013 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser of the Quarter (fourth quarter of 2013) Joe Smirti, Horticulture Specialist, Parks & Recreation Department tured in Super Bowl XLVIII Enforcement, Civil Service BoardConsent Agenda contracts and awards (for a com plete listing, please visit cityof an antenna on a city tower at 3111 Temple Trail.Public Hearings Park: Second r eading of the ordinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code creating a non-compete window of 30 days before or after the annual spring and fall art festivals (relat ing to non-residential zoning dis tricts and the conditions required for a special event). by for the property at 612 E. Lake Sue Ave.: nance amending the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to establish a Single Family Future Land Use designation. ing map to establish Single Family Residential (R-1AA) District. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New > City Commission Agenda.Watch City Commission meetings liveIf you are unable to attend the Monday, Feb. 10, meeting or fu ture City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavelto-gavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to the terpark.org and click on Govern ment > Live Video Broadcasts to business.City receives Florida Municipal Achievement AwardThe city of Winter Park has re ceived the 2013 Florida Municipal Achievement Award in recogni tion of the citys 125th anniver sary community-wide campaign honoring the historic milestone. The prestigious award was pre sented to the City Commission on Jan. 27 by Florida League of Cities President Dr. P.C. Wu. In January 2012, the citys Com munications Department was tasked with implementing the 125th Anniversary Celebration and guided a City Commissionapproved task force comprised of a diverse mix of community partners. More than a dozen com munity events and exhibits drew thousands of attendees during the to the pinnacle on Oct. 12, 2012. In addition to serving as a reminder of the past, Winter Parks 125th Anniversary Celebration also served as a tool to unite the faith community, businesses, resi dents, cultural and educational organizations, and visitors for one common goal honoring the city of Winter Parks history. The cel ebration garnered local and state media exposure, and was suc cessful in educating residents and visitors on the rich history of the city of Winter Park. For information regarding Florida League of Cities, please Questions about building or permitting?Beginning Saturday, Feb. 8, and once every other month dur ing the Saturday morning Winter Park Farmers Market, the citys Building & Permitting Services Department will be on hand to answer questions and provide in formation about building safety and sustainability. Building safety is important to our community and this is an opportunity to learn more about the department and how it can help you with your building and permitting needs. Visit us at the market or on the web at cityofwinterpark.org > De partments > Building & Permit ting Services. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo.An American night Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program Providing STARS Transportation in Winter Park ( S enior. T ransportation. A ffordable. Reliable. S afe.) Featuring Kimber Threet Saint-Preux Executive Director ITN Orlando Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners. Learn more about ITN Orlandos mission to provide dignified transpor tation to seniors. Friday, February 14, 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. rfrntbtn rfrntbrrfntbtrftntnfnn rnnrrnrfn t ntnntnf trrtnnrrt trr tnnrn tn frn rffntbttrbtnt ftrrtrtrtrrrfftrbtrbrrrrr brrrbttbrbtrrrrtrb rtrfrrtrrt rfntbttbttttttb

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Page 6 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles At the right business, just with the swipe of their credit card, a consumer can help a school keep band classes, kids hands happily mushing clay into little pinchpots, and encourage the exuber ant cheers of a teammates calling out for each other from across a Its happening now at a few Orlando businesses through the company Swipe4TheKids. Tradi tionally, business pay banks a fee to process credit and debit card transactions, and the banks keep that fee for themselves. When a business chooses Swipe4TheKids as the electronic sale processor, 40 percent of the companys prof its generated by that fee go to lo schools to provide money for en richment programs. If the money goes to a school, Swipe4TheKids with any safety or nutritional issues, and then it will give money to approved programs in art, mu sic, sports and other extra-curric ular activities. Swipe4TheKids CEO Peter Riggio said he chose enrichment programs because when public funding gets cut at schools, those frustrated seeing such important aspects of childhood being taken away from students, especially when some parents arent able to afford to provide those experienc es on their own. They should be able to have reliability there at the school, and especially with youth enrichment, too, because it inspires kids, it gives them a sense of belonging, he said. We want to eradicate funding shortfalls, said Jason Bingham, the Florida program ambassador. There shouldnt be a school that doesnt have a sports program, there shouldnt be a school that cant afford music instruments, there shouldnt be a school that cant afford art projects and we can be a part of that. Riggio is based in Washing ton, and has businesses that use Swipe4TheKids all across the country. His company has con tributed thousands of dollars to start in April 2012, and his goal is to donate $1 million this year. He said that if at least 20 percent of businesses in a community were to use Swipe4TheKids, the funds raised could help eliminate school funding issues. You want to see funding problems become a thing of the past, support the businesses that are supporting your community, and youre teaching them where to direct dollars, and we can see this issue go away, he said. The business sector has more than cover these funding gaps. Locally, three Orlando busi nesses use Swipe4TheKids to ward that goal, including InJoy Healthcare, a holistic health cen ter. Owner Samadhi Artemisa, a nutritionist, acupuncturist, and doctor of Oriental medicine, said she didnt have to think twice about switching, especially when doing so not only did good, but also saved her money. Her business fees will help the Orlando Junior Academys Edible School yard garden, a perfect match for Artemisa, who is passionate about teaching people about nutrition and eating local, fresh food, and has her own garden at home. In addition to the empowering experience of growing and then eating their own food students happily accept fresh broccoli as a treat for weeding, and one student demanded his mom buy him green beans at the grocery store students also learn math, science and social studies in their garden. The idea is that its an outdoor classroom, Bingham said. They put history in the stu dents hands. Growing cotton be comes a discussion about slavery, making their own tea from pick -PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERMoney raised by Swipe4Kids with the help of Jason Bingham, left, and Samadhi Artemisa, middle, help Brad Jones, right, grow programs. Cash or credit? Charge it for charity Swiping a card can mean a free donation to a local school BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see ENRICH page 7 CONTINUOUS FREE Parking shuttle UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE ENTERTAINMENTTHURS (TEEN NIGHT!) Winterfest Idol FRI & SAT Continuous Live Entertainment AUCTIONSSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm Live: Sat 7:00pm Bingo (FRI & SAT) Kids Games Festival Food Rides Strawberry Pie YUM!Get a 4 day unlimited armband for $45! Available at local United Legacy Banks and the church ofce until 1pm on February 6. GRAND PRIZE RAFFLEChoice of...2014 FORD FIESTA COUPE 12 day trip to Alaska $13,000 buckaroos! 1 ticket = $2.00 100% of net proceeds go to support LOC A L community outreach programs.Please visit us at: C ARNIVAL F OOD FAMILY FUN Feb. 6-9, 2014FEB. 6 THURSDAY 5-10PM FEB. 7 FRIDAY 5PM-MIDNIGHT FEB. 9-SUN 12-5PMRIDES ONLY FEB. 8 SATURDAY 12PM-MIDNIGHT GOOD FOR YOUR & SOUL!575 Tuskawilla Rd., Winter Springs *less federal taxes KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 7ing mint, lemongrass and stevia from the garden helped many stu the Boston Tea Party, yes, it was leaves they were throwing into the harbor. And that was after theyd already had a test on the subject. We have these con versations about these events and about history and about social studies, but if kids dont have that tangible experience, then youre just talking about dates, said Brad Jones, the schools volunteer gardener and teacher. Theyve been able to purchase a wheelbarrow with the money raised from Swipe4TheKids so far, and are working toward adding a building to the community garden they have across the street from the school. They want to make it a teaching facility, a place where parents can learn along with their children about nutrition and gardening. On Sun days, anyone can stop by the gar den to work. They have a big vision, Ar temisa said. Most of what we do is dirt and seeds, Jones said, but when an opportunity like this comes along you start to see what is possible. Six straight losses have plunged the UCF Knights mens basketball team to near the bot tom of the American Athletic Conference in the past week. The Knights returned home Feb. 5 to face USF at press time after losing to every team in the AAC except Temple, who they defeated by two points on Jan. 4. But the Knights (9-10, 1-7) still have time to recover, with 10 games remaining in conference play. In order to break .500 in con ference play theyll have to win eight of those games. The Knights host UConn (17-4, 6-3) at 6 p.m. on Feb. 9.Rollins Two thriller wins helped the Tars mens basketball team to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in Sunshine State Conference play. The Tars pulled off an 82-76 overtime upset on Florida Southern Jan. 29, then hit the road for St. Leo and won on a Mitch Woods layup that provided the winning 61-59 margin. Theyll be home at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 against Florida Tech. The Rollins Lady Tars (18-3, 7-2) are continuing to climb in the standings, rising to second place in the Sunshine State Conference after beating St. Leo 86-76 Feb. 1. After facing Tampa at press time Wednesday they travel to Eckerd at 2 p.m. Feb. 8. Rollins up, Knights down on the courtISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rfn Get involved with Located in the heart of Maitland, Audubon oers educational opportunities for all ages. Open Tues Sunday from 10am 4pm. Visit our website for information http://.audubon.org. e Center is located at 1101 Audubon Way in Maitland. UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMSBIRDHOUSE BONANZA GREAT FAMILY EVENT FEB. 16, 2014 2PMPMJoin Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for the Great Backyard Bird count and learn about creating bird friendly communities for your yard, school or neighborhood. Participants will count and identify backyard birds, learn concepts of providing healthy habitats for birds and wildlife and build their own nest box for songbirds. To registerCost:$5 per nest box (one family can build one nest box, etc). Space is limited. Email or call Katie to secure your spot kwarner@audubon.org or 407-644-0190. SPECIAL EVENTS SAVE THE DATEAUDUBONS BABY OWL SHOWERMAY 10, 2014. 10AM 2PM Admission to the Center that day is free if you bring a baby gi that is used in caring for these young birds. Visit our website to download the ocial wish list. JUNE 2014 RAPTOR CAMP!2 SESSIONS: JUNE 9TH FOR 6YRS AND JUNE 23TH 9YRS.Contact auduboneducation@yahoo.com for information. ENRICH | Fees help grow Junior Academys school garden CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6

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Page 8 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer With Valentines Day just around the corner, Win ter Park Village is embrac ing the season of love so much so, they are giving away a romantic date night to one lucky couple. All you have to do to enter is like Winter Park Village on Facebook and leave a comment telling them why you should win a date night at WPV, by February 28th. With tons of dining options like Mitchells Fish Market, Brio Tuscan Grille, P.F. Changs China Bistro and many more, Winter Park Village makes for a unique date night experi ence each time you come. Catch a movie at Regal Cinemas Stadium 20, or grab an after-dinner drink at TAPS. Do a little shopping at Loft, Soma, or Jos. A Bank, or indulge in a relaxing couples massage at Hand and Stone. However you choose to spend your WPV Voice Amanda Miller Guest writer rfnr tbbtftfbf bfbrtbftrf rbbb ttbbtbt rfrntbftrtrtfft tbbt rtbrbf bfttbbtftrb brrrbft brttrfbbt ttff bffbfbftf frffrfbt ttbbfbbtbrt frtrtt rnfnr fr tff rf ntbrrtb brfbrrntbbr tbrrtftrbr rfnn rff rrbrttf rbrrbr rbrrbrrb rtbtbrrrttrr ftrr brrbrfrbt ttbrft Win a date night at WPV Please see DATE NIGHT on next pagePHOTO COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 9romantic rendezvous, Winter Park Village wishes you and yours a lovely Valentines Day. Meet Your New Neighbors Recently, Winter Park Village welcomed some new additions to the lineup. Eyes Off The Avenue, a luxury optical retailer, is now open. With over thirty years of combined experience, store managers Paul Martin and Scott Schilling are providing the people of Winter Park with a superior eyewear shopping experience. Whether you are looking for a new style or want to upgrade your current pair, Eyes Off The Avenue is committed to making you look and feel your best. Bringing some culture to Winter Park Village is Bat erbys Art Gallery. Baterbys may be new to Winter Park Village, but is certainly not new to Orlando. Known as one of the best art galleries in the city, Bat of experience in the art industry, auctioneers ready to take on any auction event. Stop by the new store and check out their latest collection of unique pieces. Did You Know Winter Park Village is commit ted to making your shopping ex perience the best it can be. Thats why they are providing com plimentary valet, sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Orlando, every night of the week to guests of the plaza. Valet stations are conve niently located throughout WPV one by Mitchells Fish Market and Sakari Sushi, and another by Brio Tuscan Grille and Ikea. Valet begins at 5 p.m. every day, and stays open late on weekends. DATE NIGHT | One of metro Orlandos best art galleries has a new home at the Winter Park Village CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 11Feb. 6, 7, 8 Tables Extra ExtraordinaireDecorators, brides, interior designers, and anyone who enjoys elegant entertaining will want to visit the Holy Trinity Conference Center in Maitland for Tables Extraordinaire. This unique fundraiser showcases 30 lavishly decorated tables while offering luncheons or dinners reminiscent of a trip to Greece. The three-day event ends on Saturday evening (Feb. 8) with a Gala Banquet. During the day, visit the Center for Greek pastries and delicacies (they even offer take-out for lunch and dinners). Visit htgocorlando.org or Tables Extraordinaire on Facebook, or call 407-333-3895.Feb. 7 to March 10 This lady gives her Heart and Soul artist, and ambassador of love Donna Dowless will usher in the Valentine season with her exhibit Heart and Soul 2014. Donna, whose talent and generosity of Central Florida, will open Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the art gallery of the Grand Bohemian Hotel and run through March 10. Ms. Dowless will be joined by Canadian jewelry artist Amber Higgins. Call 407-581-4801 or visit grandbohemianhotel.comFeb. 8 and 9 18-year-old Sarina Zhang Performs with Orlando PhilharmonicOn Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., the Orlando Philhar monic will present a unique pro gram called Russian Romance featuring 18-year-old cellist and pianist Sarina Zhang. At just 18 years of age, Juilliard student and rising star Sarina Zhang has accumulated an impressive array of awards and solo appearances for her dual talent. Shes been featured on PBS four times, per forming on both cello and piano. Most recently, Zhang was a 2013 Young Arts National Finalist after liard Pre-College Piano concerto competition (2012). Call 407-7700071or visit OrlandoPhil.orgFeb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Winter with the Writers at Rollins College Five award-winning writers will take part in the free Winter With the Writers at Rollins Col lege. The 2014 season will present: former poet laureate Charles Simic on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 pm); Heming way Award-winner Justin Cronin BUY ONE JUMP HOUR FOR YOURSELF AND GET ONE FREEFOR YOUR VALENTINE! 407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.com 0pen from 3:00-10:00 p.m. on Valentines Day Attention Summer Camp Organizers!! BOING! is now reserving space for 2014 summer camps. Please see CULTURE on page 12Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar 407-745-5661 For More Information: www.Theorlandoathletics.com5:30 7:30 Open Gym only $10 5:30 11:00 Open gym, pizza, games, movies $25 for first child $20 for the 2nd. Enjoy a romantic evening out while the kids are having the time of their lives.Valentines DayParents Present this advertisement and receive a $5 DISCOUNT.* *Discount valid on 2/14/2014 only. ALL IN MINIATURE & ALL FOR SALESATURDAY NIGHT PREVIEWFEB 15, 5 8pm$18 includes Weekend Admission, Early Sales, Refreshments and Cash Bar (Pay At The Entrance)Information & Directions: 407-351-3500 ext. 0 www.mollycromwell.comPresent this ad for $1 off Sunday Adult Admission CRAFTSMEN FROM THE USA, ENGLAND & CANADADOLLHOUSE MINIATURES FESTIVAL A SHOW & SALE WITH:x Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale x Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting x Laces & trims x Dolls & teddy bears x Fine art & needlepoint x Antique and collectible miniatures x Electrical & Building Components Plus Kits x Much more A SHOW & SALE WITH: x Miniature structures from HO to 1 scale x Dollhouse furnishings, accessories, food & lighting x Laces & trims x Dolls & teddy bears x Fine art & needlepoint x Antique and collectible miniatures x Electrical & Building Components Plus Kits x Much more International Palms Resort, Orlando6515 International Drive$7-ADULTS / $4-CHILDREN (UNDER 12) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY TABLES EXTRAORDINAIRE HEART AND SOUL 2014

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Page 12 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 p.m.); Authors Alan Michael Parker and Laura van den Berg on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Madison Smartt Bell on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (master class at 4 p.m.) Discussions are free and open to terwiththewriters And looking ahead to Valentines Day Wink Im trying to help you out here Your lady does not want that box of chocolates shes on a diet; and the roses are over-priced and last for three days (at best). Let this be the year you surprise her with an evening that celebrates the creativ ity of Central Florida while also having her take another look at her educated and sophisticated her a pair of tickets to a live performance Here are a few suggestions: Now through March 9 The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II There is no higher recommendation than the Florida theater event of the season a cast of 27 actors play more than 150 char acters in this unique, two-part, dramatic and comic masterpiece that captures the genius of Charles Dickens. Com bining Dickens outrageous characters with theatrical spectacle, The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II leads the way to a must-see theatrical event at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. Visit Orlandoshakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Feb. 13, 14, 15 The Candy Bar by DRIP entertainment group DRIP, you may treat your Valentine to a night of sweets in an evening that combines sweet art installations, a live art show, a live band, dancLocal artists create art with CULTURE | Instead of the standard chocolates and roses, why not take your date to a live show this year? CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Please see CULTURE on page 13 rfrfn fnrtrbtnrnrtr rf nt rbft tbt rfrnr rfftbrnrrrrf rnrtr nrfrfff rfbnrrfnrrrrfntrbr f ftf t nrn f rbrfntbnbnbbrf tn n bb Winter ParkDISTRESS SALE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 13for you and your Valentine. View (and taste) the lollipop tree, marshmallow art, and gummy bear cocktails. Experience a martini glass arch and life-sized candy board games. On Feb. 13, 14, and 15, each ticket includes a white DRIP T-shirt for you to wear (and take home) as a splattered and custom-cut souvenir. Located at 8747 International Drive in Orlando, tickets are available at ILoveDRIP.comFeb. 14 to 16 Romeo and Juliet by the Orlando Ballet Juliet is the worlds favorite love story. And, the drama of this quintessential story will be brought to life as Robert Hill, director of the Orlando Ballet, choreographs a new ballet for the star-crossed lovers. Set to beloved story could serve as the perfect romantic Valentines gift for your love. Call 407-426-1739 or visit orlandoballet.org Feb. 15 Warner Bros. Valentines Date NightA different and admittedly quirky Valentines Date Night is offered by the Orange County History Center for an adults evening of cartoons offered up from the Warner Bros. cartoon chest. Over time, the Warner Bros. gag-writers, working with gifted animators and designers, won six Academy Awards. The Valentine Show will include Stupid Cupid, Porkys Romance, Carrotblanca, and Bugs Valentine, among others. With popcorn, wine, champagne, and chocolate available, this date night is one for the history books. Call 407-836-8500 or visit thehistorycenter.orgFeb. 25 to March 2 War Horse on the Broadway Series Shell have to wait two weeks to use the tickets, but shell adore you for sharing this WWI drama of courage, loyalty and friendship in the next offering from the Orlando Broadway Series. Joey, young Alberts beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and caught up in an extraordinary journey as Albert, too young to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to bring him home. with music and song, packed theaters in London and New York. With the theatricality of life-sized puppets that bring to life gallop ing horses, call 800-448-6322 for your tickets. 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE our Mall!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall Shop Now for Unique Valentines Day Gifts CULTURE | The cinema hit of War Horse hits the stage in an inventive adaptation of the powerful drama CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. INVITES YOU TO WIN PASSES TO SEE IN THEATERS NOWJackRyanMovie.com This pass does not guarantee you a seat at the theater. Seating is rst-come, rst served. This show is open to paying customers! Void at the end of engagement. This pass is not for sale. Check local newspapers for theaters and show times. PG-13.FOR YOUR C H ANCE TO WI N PASSES AND A PRIZE PACK I NCLUDI NG TH E SOUNDTR ACK TO TH E FILM, SEND AN EMAI L TO JACKRYANGIVEAWAY@GMAI L.COM. WINNER S WI LL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAI L AND CH OSEN AT R ANDOM. SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ON 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 Have a dog with lots of energy? We can help! 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.com A tired dog is a happy dog! And a happy YOU! Conveniently located at... Ask About our FREE Trial! Customized workouts Training Fun play time with other dogs 1 on 1 attention ORLANDOS ONLY DOGGIE DAYCARE WITH A GYM! 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. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater FilmSlam Sun 1PM The Yearling: A Great Book, A Great Movie Educational panel before the lm then a free screening on the lawn! Sun 6PM Cult Classics: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND Starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, & Elijah Wood Tues 9:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: ANIMATED Fri 1:00, 6:30 Sat 3:45, 6:30 Sun Thurs 6:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: LIVE ACTION Fri, Sun 3:30, 9:15 Sat 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:15 No Tuesday ShowingSaturday Matinee Classics: REDS Starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, & Jack Nicholson Sat 11AM

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Page 14 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Chris Jepson PerspectivesOK. Everyone out there who wants to voluntarily support another mans (or womans) child, raise your hand and open your checkbook. Along the same line: how many more children does America require to be born to impoverished parents in 2014? Or, what percentage increase in low-wage adults will the United States work force re quire in 2030 for its fast-food industry or as retail clerks in Florida Wal-Marts? As public policy, if we (as tax payers) are expected to underwrite the living etc.) of employees of low-wage corpora tions, how many of your fellow citizens do wish to support? We, you and I, actually subsidize Americas corporations in their effort to be competitive (return to stockholders) by supplementing their low wages. Seriously, if full-time employment provides an impoverished standard of living requiring government subsidization, how many such citizens are you willing to If you say, Hell-no, I do not wish to support the uneducated, foolish, lazy, indigent, unfortunate or irresponsible, I totally understand. If the vagaries of unlivable low wage, so be it. Such is life. There are no guarantees. I get all of that. I do. Now what? I ask again, how many such individuals your fellow citizens are you willing to support? Being born into existing poverty, and 2) Being raised in a one-parent home. If these factors are present when conceiving children, the statistical probability of succes sive generational poverty (one generation of the impoverished begetting another, have been acutely aware of this phenom enon since the 1960s, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan published his controversial report on the decline of the black nuclear family. The percentages of single-parent house holds for white America are now at the levels that Moynihan cited as detrimental six decades ago for black families. The sta tistics are even more alarming in todays African-American community. My point is that more and more children are being born into existing poverty in single-parent households. I ask again: how many such Americans, born in these circumstances, do we require? If youve read my column for any period of time, you understand that I am unequivocally pro-choice. I would have no government involvement in what an individual woman does or does not do with her body. To interject the government, at any point in time, by requiring Americas daughters to relinquish control of their bodies is a form of institutional rape. That said, lets remove abortion from this immediate discussion. Lets consider intelligent family planning (before concep tion becomes an issue). I believe there is common ground on the subject, that a large majority of Americans embrace the availability of safe, affordable and accessible birth control. I would have our federal, state and lo cal governments initiate and fund sex-ed programs. Id throw a funding-bone to re ligious organizations that want to promote chastity as a form a birth control (such programs might be effective with 2 to 3 percent of the sexually active). Id make birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. Id make responsible sex (sex without disease) a laudable national attribute. Id fund programs to underwrite existing (on the dole) low-income women to not have any more children. Id pay for vasectomies for low-income men; actually Id pro vide cash-incentives to get cut and tubal ligations for women as well. Id make responsible parenting the highest patriotic endeavor. If not, ask yourself how many impoverished Americans are you willing to support? How many Americans are you supporting? 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! Ive been getting out of the way ever since. For some reason, people dont want me hanging around, which in fact entices me commotion is about. I get the feeling that I missed out on the times when I should have been smartening myself up. So let me explain a few incidentals beautiful dinner for 10 for my birthday at the Orlando Country Club. This very generous gift made this the best birth day I have ever had! Being 93 may be a scary event, but my friends made this party for me a time of pure happiness. the kind of diplomacy Obama has been handing out to the leaders of Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. Obama is also troublesome with his Obamacare whatever that making (or non-making) or just working (or not working) with members of Congress How long are we going to let him measures? I didnt worry about getting into a war because I knew hed be in it with us and wed win. Can you imagine being in Obamas war and following him into battle? After the Benghazi embassy episode was told immediately of the situation, but he vamoosed and headed for Las Vegas. What did Hillary do? (After all, the State Department is responsible for the safety of U.S. citizens and especially for embas sador in years was killed and an embassy demolished. This fact is not what you want on your credentials if youre planning a run for the presidency! Somewhere Hillary said publicly re: what triggered Benghazi, What difference does it make? Those words may follow her and haunt her in the forever after and they rightfully should! wintertime. Shivering under a palm tree is an uncomfortable contradiction in terms. On the days when it was too cold to swim, found speckled perch and bream, which live down deep, much better to eat than bass, which like shallower waters and often have a muddy taste. and we shall all the pleasures prove... Isnt pizza a handy snack, one that can even be built into a complete meal! that he was a marijuana user in his youth and that it did him no harm. Oh yeah?! Thats a great thing to tell the kids in the U.S., isnt it? Maybe if he had used less, he would be able to make decisions! And how much better off would we be, if we had gotten this president before he had dulled his senses with pot. writer, and unabashed animal lover who founded the Fund for Animals, asked me once over coffee what I treasured most about my own person. My answer was: to be blessed with an unashamed acute self-critical faculty, and, concomitantly, to possess the mentality able to achieve all requisite alterations. Change is surely the way of life by which I live. Life is like walking through woods where you do not know where you are going, but where you must see clearly every step you take. one half of the population from paying taxes, we are turning over the government to those who pay nothing but can vote anything they wish, and we tax payers will pick up the check. Well, who then will remain to make a majority to vote against them and end their giveaway gravy-train? If they want a bridge to the moon, they can vote for it all right, and I guess the rest of us had better accept the fact that we are trapped on a crazy planet. Hadnt we before its too late?This, that, and whatcha may call it About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Letters to the editorSend your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Retired Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Paul Henry launched additional local opposition to the cameras last year after he released research showing that inter sections with red-light cameras in Winter Park rarely see crashes related to red-light running to begin with. Red light running cameras in Winter Park and Maitland are: well, silly. But prof itably silly and certainly contentious too contentious. I dont come at this issue from a civil liberties perspective, though that argument has much merit, but from a more practical one of picking and choosing your battles; and what will give our tax money yours and mine the biggest bang for the buck in public safety. Remember the cutting-edge DDACTs (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and 2011? Probably not. The goal of DDACTS is to reduce the tend to occur more frequently so they are at the right place, at the right time to prevent trouble. (From the Mayors (Bradleys) Message, Update Winter Park (VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 1.) Hows that working? I believe that the WPPDs take-away crashes in Winter Park to drive any databased policing. Next up: Free Department of Home land Security cameras installed in wellconcealed locations in and around our Park Avenue (and more recently at a water treatment plant in Winter Springs?!). in local dollars to feed transmission to the WPPD. Though transmission is not moni tored in real time. The technology is only there to view video after the fact to catch Like with the Boston Bombers. Thank God the two brothers were also idiots. Any terrorist who cant disable a camary cameras, should just relinquish their membership in the Villains, Thieves, and Scoundrels Union. Please stay tuned. William Shallcross Winter Park How much better off would we be if we had gotten this president before pot Id pay for vasectomies for men ... and tubal ligations for women

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Page 31 Sunday, February 9th: 710 Thompson Avenue, Maitland FL 32751 5 BR | 3.5 BA | 4,041 SF | $525,000 Fabulous lakefront home on Lake Syb elia! Newly built in 2007 featuring soar ing ceilings, hardwood and tile floors throughout and a beautiful eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel ap pliances and beautiful lake views. Large bonus room with wet bar and spacious porch have direct lake views. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 12-2PM 263 Minorca Beach Way Unit 404, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,450 SF | $394,900 Stunning 4th floor unit in the Evissa Building at Minorca! Breathtaking views of the Intercostal Waterway and expan sive ocean views from every room. Liv ing room offers sliding doors that lead to the private balcony. Kitchen is open to the dining room and breakfast nook. Minorca is a wonderful community of fering luxury resort amenities including 24-hour staffed gatehouse, heated pools, Har Tru Tennis Center, clubhouse with catering kitchen, billiars, library, lounge, fitness center and gated beach and riverfront access! Hosted by: Tiffany Prewitt with Kelly Price & Company from 3-5PM 1531 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,265 SF | $849,999 One-of-a-kind property on a perfectly manicured double lot in sought-after Syl van Lake Shores neighborhood! Charming pool home featuring a spacious living room with fireplace, updated kitchen and bright breakfast nook. The East side of SATURDAY 12-3 WONDERFUL HOME IN GREAT LOCATION 680 Balmoral Road, Winter Park. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,264SF. Kenilworth Shores home on a corner lot. Home offers fire place, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms and two car garage. A rated schools include Brookshire El ementary, Glenridge Middle and Winter Park High School. 1/3 acre lot. $525,000 GOLF FRONT BEAUTY! 1210 Burning Tree Lane, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1,850SF. Enjoy the serenity of the 13th fairway of the Winter Park Pines Golf Course! Excellent views from fam ily room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning fireplace, formal living room, and master suite with large walk-in closet. Located on a quiet neighborhood circle, this split plan home also offers tile floors, cozy breakfast nook, inside utility and two car garage. $289,000 TRADITIONAL HOME ON BEAR LAKE 3136 Holliday Avenue, Bear Lake. 4BD/4BA, 3,430SF. Enjoy skiing, boating and fishing from your boat house with hoist overlooking Bear Lake! Large foyer with beautiful staircase welcomes you into this home with a large bonus room, gourmet kitchen, and family room with gas fireplace and doors opening to deck, meticulous backyard and lake. Master suite is enhanced by private lakefront balcony, large walk-in closet, whirlpool tub and separate shower. Three car garage. $745,000 SUNDAY 1-4 MODERN MEDITERRANEAN ON BRICK STREET 1330 Hibiscus Avenue, Winter Park. 4BD/2.5BA, 2,286SF. Fabulous light and bright home with private screened courtyard. The eat-in kitchen opens to family room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Screened back porch with built-in grill. Master suite has separate tub and shower and private courtyard. Great location near the Vias, shopping and restaurants. $499,000 NEW LISTING! FABULOUS HOME ON CORNER LOT AND CUL-DE-SAC 783 Brookside Road, Maitland. 3BD/2BA, 1,679SF. Home features crown molding, wood floors, granite counters, maple cab inets, porcelain tile, two walk-in closets, and huge screened porch overlooking private lushly landscaped fenced back yard. Two car garage. Roof in with 25 year warranty, insulated windows, and new electrical panel. Freshly painted and immaculately maintained. $294,900 TRADITIONAL TOWNHOME IN BALDWIN PARK 5453 Baldwin Park Street, 32814. 3BD/2.5BA, 1,756SF. Built in 2008, this townhome features hardwood floors, crown molding and French doors leading to brick paved patio and garden area. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite counters, 42 oak cabinetry with upgraded hard ware, under cabinet lighting, beautiful tile backsplash and stainless appliances. Wonderful Baldwin Park amenities! $315,000 SUNDAY 2-5 SPACIOUS TOWNHOME IN GREAT LOCATION 1146 Washington Avenue, Winter Park. 2BD/2.5BA, 2,083SF. This 2/2.5 also fea tures an office and two car garage and is walking distance to Rollins and Park Avenue! Recent updates include new roof, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet and new interior paint. Gated front courtyard leads to formal living and din ing area. Kitchen granite breakfast bar OBSERVEROpen Houses THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym January 27, 2014 MindGym January 27, 2014 the property has been transformed into a tranquil park-like setting including a hidden garden arbor, rose bushes and custom Stewart Iron Works custom iron fence with brick pillars. Hosted by: Gwyn Clark with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4PM 1913 Waldo Street, Orlando FL 32806 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,428 SF | $259,000 Light and bright home nestled between large, shady oak trees on a quiet street near Delaney Park. Open floor plan with tile floors and volume ceilings through out living spaces. Large kitchen with island and eat-in area. Master bedroom includes his and hers closets and French doors leading out to the patio overlooking the spacious fenced backyard. Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 3535 Lake Sarah Drive, Orlando FL 32804 5 BR | 4 BA | 3,688 SF | $749,000 Elegant French Provincial home built in 2007 on a large lot with deeded access to Lake Sarah. Gorgeous home boasts wide plank hickory wood and marble flooring, fabulous kitchen with breakfast nook that opens to the family room, and spacious rooms. Beautiful details include plantation shutters and crown molding. The large lot creates a huge backyard with covered lanai and summer kitchen. Hosted by: Audra Wilks with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 1131 Audubon Way, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,420 SF | $649,000 Custom lakefront home on Lake Sybelia! Completely renovated with architectural millwork, crown molding, solid oak floor ing, plantation shutters, travertine, brick fireplace & more! Fabulous kitchen, re laxing master suite and light and bright rooms with sweeping views of Lake Sybelia. Over 800 SF of paved porches with outdoor speakers! Boat dock includes a remodeled lift. Hosted by: Sherri Dyer with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM 2108 Winslow Drive, Orlando FL 32812 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,228 SF | $119,900 Charming home close to Downtown Orlando, highways, shopping and bus stops. Home features an eat-in kitchen with updated cabinets, large living/dining room combo, updated master suite and ANNOUNCEMENTSA childless married couple seeks to adopt.Will be full-time mom & devoted dad. Fi nancial security. Expenses paid. Call/ Text. Patricia & Adam. 1-800-790-5260. Bar#0150789.A Successful Young Womanseeks to adopt. Financially secure, loving and caring household. Expenses paid. Call or text Jodi 609-770-1255, or visit www.jodi2adopt.webs.com/ Adam Sklar #0150789BANKRUPTCY AUCTION 5,700 +/AcresNorth Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. 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Call Ann 407-293-1934. an npolasek@cfl.rr.comREAL ESTATE: FOR SALEBlue Ridge Mountain Getaway!4.64 acres, only $44,800. Beautifully wooded 4.64 acre estate with pictur esque rolling mountain views. Ideally located at end of quiet country road with no traffic. Enjoy privacy along with peace & quiet. Build when you are ready. All un derground utilities: water, electric, fiber optic cable. Excellent financing. Perfect for weekend mtn cabin or year-round residence. Call now 866-952-5303, x 146 Home For Sale in Winter Parkat 705 Densmore Drive. 3BR/3BA + bo nus room; 2,000 SF; new kitchen and bath; granite, stainless steel appliances, large master suite and covered porch; 2 car garage; new A/C, electric, plumbing and roof; large corner lot, $228,000. Call 407-970-4047. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now surviveDIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 4 nights lodging, 7 meals, Guided Tour of St. Simons Island, Tram Tour of Jekyll Island, Trolley Tour of Savannah, all admissions & MORE! rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13903 large great room for extra entertaining space. Hosted by: Teresa Jones-Cintron with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4PM overlooks family room and wood burning fireplace. Private screened courtyard with summer kitchen. $349,000 BALDWIN PARK BEAUTY 2015 Meeting Place, Orlando. 3BD/3.5BA, 2,320SF. Spectacular townhome with tre mendous upgrades throughout! Antiquestyle hickory wood floors throughout the living areas. Gorgeous kitchen with island breakfast bar, granite counters and stain less steel appliances, including 2 wine refrigerators. Overlooking Corrine Commons Park. Two-car garage. $499,999 WALK TO PARK AVENUE AND ROLLINS COLLEGE 479 Holt Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1,648SF. Historic character home on a brick street offers an AMAZING gourmet kitchen & beautiful hardwood floors! Must see inside! $495,000 MATTAMY HOME IN BALDWIN PARK 2023 Meeting Place, Orlando. 3BD/3.5BA, 2,333SF. Perfect location overlooking Corrine Commons Park steps away from pool, fitness center and community room. Beautiful wood floors, crown molding and charming front balcony. Open kitchen has island breakfast bar, granite counters and custom cabinets. Two car garage and plenty of storage. $478,000 OLDE WINTER PARK CHARMER 1816 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1,765SF. Youll love the neighborhood of this charming home with lovely brick paved circular driveway which adds to the nicely landscaped corner lot. Original hardwood floors, up graded master suite with vaulted ceilings, California closets, and room for an office. Master bath has double sinks and sepa rate tub and shower. A+ schools. $425,000

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Page 32 | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MindGym February 3, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while youd love to deal with it immediately, its best to get more information to support your case. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A straightforward approach to a baffling situ ation is best. Dont allow yourself to be drawn into an already messy mass of tan gles and lies. Deal with it and move on. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Dont be discouraged or deterred by a colleagues negative opinion about your ideas. It could actually prove to be helpful when you get around to finalizing your plan. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Ignore that sudden attack of modesty, and step up to claim the credit youve so rightly earned. Remember: A lot of people are proud of you and want to share in your achievement. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A financial deal that seems to be just right for you Leos and Leonas could be grounded more in gossa mer than substance. Get an experts advice to help you check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont ignore that suddenly cool or even rude attitude from someone close to you. Asking for an explanation could reveal a misunderstanding you were completely unaware of. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Unless you have sound knowledge, and not just an opinion, its best not to step into a family dispute involving a legal mat ter, regardless of whom you support. Leave that to the lawyers. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An awkward situation presents the usually socially savvy Scorpian with a problem. But a courteous and considerate approach soon helps clear the air and ease communication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calmer, less-tense atmo sphere prevails through much of the week, allowing you to restore your energy levels before tackling a new challenge coming up by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your approach to helping with a friend or family members problem could boomer ang unless you take time to explain your method and how and why it (usually!) works. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who gave you a lot of grief might ask for a chance for the two of you to make a fresh start. You need to weigh the sincerity of the request carefully before giving your answer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Too much fantasizing about an upcoming decision could affect your judgment. Better to make your choices based on what you know now rather than on what you might learn later. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people and helping them live up to their potential. 2014 King Features Syndicate ist James Thurber who made the following sage observa tion: Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. with the National Chicken Council, but its making predictions about you nonetheless. If you ate wings while watching the Super Bowl, you contributed to the 1.25 billion wings that the councils 2014 Wing Report projected to be consumed during that event. things say that if you hap pen to find lint in your belly button, its more likely to be blue than any other color. Alabama comes from the Choctaw word albah, which means plant-cut ters. evening event in 1989, a bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson was up $500,000. It seems nobody was willing to pony up the cash, and at the end of the night there was no sale. At that point, a waiter (inadver destroying the unprofitable item. The bottle was insured, however, and the merchant did end up with $250,000. not designed by an American. It was Irish architect James Hoban who won the competition to create the architectural plans for the home of the political leader of the United States. dent, George H.W. Bush was, for a time, the young est aviator in the history of the U.S. Navy, getting his wings just three days before he turned 19. *** Thought for the Day: When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beau tiful, I know it is wrong. Buckminster Fuller 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Samantha Weaver King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 3, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014 MindGym February 3, 2014

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Page 6 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Sunday at 11am at Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.comBe on the lookout for depression signs By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 8 Newest Technology Available in Altamonte Springs CenterTo Treat Age-old ProblemBy Robert Perez Special to Central Florida Senior Causes Heredity Lifestyle Weight Hormones Treatment Sclerotherapy Ambulatory Phlebectomy Closure Procedure Vein Stripping Dr. Vakili call 407-865-7091 www.centerveinvascular.com Dust mites can stir up allergies in humid climates DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Whats all this about dust mites? Do they carry disease? How do we kill them? A baseball bat? R.H. ANSWER: Dust mites are hardly visible; theyre smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They dont transmit dis eases, but they can create trouble for those who are allergic to them or their waste material. The mite skeleton and waste products can pro voke asthma, skin itching, eye itching, sneezing and dripping nose. Most people, however, live in blissful ignorance of the mites. They have no symptoms. Dust mites dont bite. They feed on dead skin cells, mostly cells that have fallen off the body. They dont enter the mouth. You really cant tell theyre around. They like living in bedrooms in mattresses and bedding, including blankets upholstered fur niture and carpets. They can take up life in stuffed animals. Allow only washable stuffed toys into a bedroom. They prefer a warm, humid environment, which can be used to evict them. Keep the bedroom cool and dry with a dehumididehydrate mites. Wash all bedding weekly, and vacu um mattresses and pillows. Encase them in coverings specially made from cotton, polyester or plastic. Mites dont disap pear overnight. The battle against them has to go on for months and months. If after all these measures a person still suffers allergic symptoms, visit an allergist for desensitization therapy. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I read that more heart at tacks occur in winter than in summer. Why? If you dress warmly, does that protect you? N.C. ANSWER: Cold weather is a stress on the body and the heart. The heart has to work harder to keep the body warm by pumping more blood than it ordinar ily does. That extra effort is too much for hearts not in the best of shape. Dressing warmly lessens the risk. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my sister and I take Synthroid. My doctor insists the morning, before I have had anything to eat. He also has told me not to eat for 30 to 60 minutes after taking the tablet. My sister didnt get any similar instructions. She takes hers at noon with lunch. Whos right? L.C. ANSWER: Its best to take Synthroid, the most popular thyroid hormone preparation, on an empty stomach and to wait at least 30 minutes before taking any food. I have to assume that your sisters doctor is checking her thyroid hor mone levels from time to time. If she has to increase her dose of the medicine because of low blood levels, then she should adopt your method of taking Synthroid. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 2014 North America Synd. Inc.