Winter Park-Maitland observer

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

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WPMOBSERVER.COM How do local lawmakers feel about marijuana being on the ballot in November? Theres still plenty of fear of Reefer Madness scenarios if the law passes. The Florida Supreme Courts approval on Jan. 27 of a medical marijuana initiative on the puts legalization in the hands of Florida residents in the November election. The Sunshine State could join 20 other states that have already legalized medical marijuana if passed, but the potential for legalization raises questions among local law enforcement tral Florida. As a healthcare provider and as a mayor, I would never want to stand in the way of medicine from getting to people that Park Mayor Ken Bradley said. If you peel this onion back in multiple ways and you look at the ordinance from afar that Ive ington state, you have to ask yourself Is this being used for medicinal purposes or not? That to me is a very impor tant distinction. But Bradleys greatest concern revolved around whether drivers would be impaired by marijuana, opening the door for USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! WITH SCHOOL MENUS, KIDS MAKE THE CALLLIFESTYLES, 7Last-minute romanceAffordable but classy ways to spend your Valentines Day. CALENDAR, 4Odd home tipsCreative ways to get your kids, and your home, organized. HOME MAGNIFIER, 12COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 7 ATHLETICS ................... 9 HOME MAGNIFIER ............. 10 CULTURE .................... 16 OPINIONS ................... 19 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 39 Caught red-handed City forced to refund for red light tickets as TIM FREED Observer staff Four months after a truck tow ing a too-tall trailer brought Maitlands lone covered bridge down to the ground in a pile of wooden rubble, the city is setting the rebuilding process in motion. The Maitland City Council approved a motion Feb. 10 al lowing CPH Inc. to begin engineering and design services to help draft plans to get the Old Horatio Avenue bridge back off the ground. The residents had clearly indicated that they want ed to see it back in place, Public And even in more than just aes thetically, it served a function to hood behind there. Assistant City Manager Sha ron Anselmo said the insurance of the man who struck the bridge with his trailer last October will partially cover its rebuilding costs, with the remainder of the estimated $100,000 price tag covered by the citys insurance. Not covered by insurance, will be upgrades installed at the citys will to make the bridge less likely to face the same fate twice in cluding new warning signage of hit to warn drivers to stop.Maitland to x damaged bridgeSARAH WILSON Observer staffCities preparing for marijuana vote in on legalization of medical marijuana TIM FREED Observer staff Please see MARIJUANA on page 2 407-740-0401 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 sioners made their stance clear on red-light cameras Monday as they passed a resolution oppos ing a state bill that would cut back on camera enforcement. The bill would modify the states current red-light camera program, potentially banning new cameras starting July 1 and cutting the cost of a red-light camera violation nearly in half, dropping it from the current $158 to $83. The City Commission and staff feared the bill would make the citys cameras less effective, as well as cause an unnecessary tax burden on residents. $600,000 in revenue from redlight camera violators if the legis lation were to pass, City Manager Randy Knight said. mission defended its decision before voting unanimously to op pose the bill. the business of making money off of us. Shame on you, evil, etc., Mayor Ken Bradley said. I think intuitively it makes sense that were trying to have safety out of this. I think its interesting that light, but I dont think its right. But residents from outside the city didnt waste time in voicing their disapproval with the citys use of red light cameras, viewing them as unconstitutional. The reason theres legislation modifying the use of red-light cameras is because too many cit ken throughout Orange and Seminole counties regarding the cameras. The citys concern about a another reason for the creation of City Commission of abusing the money earned from violations. funding hundreds of residents for red-light camera citations due to noncompliance with a Florida Department of Transportation mandate. The city failed to extend yellow lights at intersections with red-light cameras by 0.4 sec onds by Dec. 31. Four of the citys six intersec tions with red-light cameras were PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERLawsuits and a push to ban red light cameras have come at odds with a resolute Winter Park Commission, which is ghting to keep the cameras. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERWinter Parks Mayor said hed be open to medicine that could help patients, but stopped short of outright endorsment. Please see CAMERAS on page 2

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Page 2 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARIJUANA | Despite statistics to the contrary, some officials still claim marijuana is a gateway drugCAMERAS | Company being suedmore car accidents throughout the state. The hot topic of marijuana legalization comes before the U.S. with interesting timing, Bradley said. last show and he said he never thought that 22 years later he would see tobacco being incredibly outlawed and marijuana being brought in, Bradley said. You really cant smoke anywhere, but you can smoke marijuana freely. Pro-legalization activists point to the reaped by states like since legalizing marijuana. Colorado pulled more than $5 million year of 2011-2012 from medical marijuana sales. skeptical of that theory justifying legalization. I think theres other ways to raise revenue without putting in place something that could possibly be detrimental to peoples health and could be a gateway I think unfortunately its probably being used as a pawn in the effort to get certain groups to come out and vote. I think some of the work behind this effort is disingenuous. Other local cities such as Maitland and Oviedo are already preparing for a potential legaliza tion. Maitland City Attorney Cliff Shepard proposed that the city look into drafting municipal regulations for potential medical marijuana sales before the legalization initiative goes up for citizen vote in November. Other Florida cities, such as Cocoa Beach, are already crafting ordi nances relegating where medical marijuana dispensaries could set up shop to get ahead. Shepard said in other states where medical marijuana has been legalized, the cities with preexisting regulations were able to keep their statutes in place once federal mandates took hold. So, he said, if Maitland wants to have its own control of where dispensaries could pop up instead of folding to federal rules it needs to get working on an ordinance before November. I want to make sure we dont get behind the curve, he said. The Maitland City Council set plans to discuss the drafting of a potential ordinance an upcoming Council meeting. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere, City Manager Bryan Cobb and Police Chief Jeffrey Chudnow have already started discussions on how their city can get a leg up on issues that may come out medical marijuana. Some feel that medical mari juana for medical uses has a good purpose, and it probably does, Persampiere said. me and its probably what would concern most in law enforcement or are those who will try to skirt around the system and use it recreationally. to wait and see. Floridas previous history of pain medication left Persampiere cautious of marijuana legalization. Rampant drug addiction emerged throughout the state in 2010 due to hundreds of pain clinics excessively selling medica tion and writing illegal prescrip tions. The year-long crackdown that followed in 2011 resulted in police removing nearly half a mil lion pills off the streets and mak ing 2,150 arrests, including 34 doctors, according to the Florida website. I just certainly hope that this doesnt turn into another round of the pill mills that we all dealt with involving the oxycodone, not in compliance. The yellow lights have been corrected as of Feb. 7, but more since Jan. 1, said Clarissa Howard, the citys director of communica 140 residents by mail last Monday. Controversy on a national scale now involves Phoenix camera against his former employer contending that the company provid ed gifts and bribes to government Florida to secure new contracts.Increasing safety remains the goal of red-light cameras, Bradley said, reminding the Commission of the dangers of red light runners.These are people that are breaking the laws of our state, Bradley said. I suppose we could enforce it intersection, but people would say were in a police state. The Florida Houses Transpor tation and Highway Safety Sub committee passed the camera-restricting bill by a vote of 10-3 last month, moving it further along the legislative pipeline. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rfn rfrntbfrThe Winter Park Womans ShowShop With Family, Friends and Neighbors rrrfnrfntbrfnrrnfntbrrr nr n rnf tr nf r r r nt nr nrnrfrrnrn r As a healthcare provider and as a mayor, I would never want to stand in the way of medicine from getting to people that would have a benefit, Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley said. Persampiere said. Those are the types of things that law enforce ment will have to prep them selves for. The concept of legalization Chief Kevin Brunelle from a law enforcement perspective. Marijuanas potential of leading to harder drugs could eventually increase drug crimes, Brunelle said. Can I attribute all of that because of marijuana? No, Brunelle said. But you could attribute the fact that most burglaries arent people trying to get money to feed their families, theyre trying to feed their addic tions. The ballot items language itself raises other questions. Medical marijuana can only be used to treat debilitating ill nesses, which creates a gray area Brunelle said. I understand our politicians who get up there and say things like Its only going to be used for medical purposes. You can only get it with a prescription, Do you think 75 percent of the people in Colorado and Seattle have a debilitating disease? ease? Residents in Colorado and marijuana after Jan.1, as per an amendment allowing recreational use passed by voters in the 2012 general election.

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Page 4 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FEB. 14The Art & History Museums Maitland presents Culture Pop! on Feb. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Join us this Val entines Day and view the artwork of De Guglimo and Bennett, then stay until 11 p.m and hear jazz music by Dan Jordan, relax in the Mayan Lounge and enjoy mu sic, food, and libations, and join us in the Packwood Avenue Reading room for readings by Brad and Darlyn Kuhn of Maitland Poets and Writers. Visit artandhistory.org for more information. The 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. Central Floridas most romantic event is back! Harry P. Leu Gardens Valen tines Stroll is from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Treat your sweet to a romantic evening under Floridas star-lled sky with candlelit walks in a beautiful gar den enjoying amazing performances by swinging Ricky & the Buzzcatz, bluesman Selwyn Birchwood and the talented jazz artists from Thom Chambers Group. Pack a picnic basket for a night under the stars. Visit leugardens.org for more information. FEB. 15The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is hosting the fourth annual Or lando NEDA Walk Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Lake Eola Park. Visit nedawalks.org/orlando2014 for more in formation. Thursday, Feb. 13, 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. 13 Its William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet at the free Popcorn Flicks in the Park event in Winter Parks Central Park, presented by the Enzian theater. It starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and your Valentine! FEB. 15Its the hometown favorite 5K race with the Run Around the Pines 5K at Showalter Field this weekend. It starts at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 15. Bring your Valentine! Visit trackshack.com for more information. Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Park. Celebrate the city of Orlandos Wetlands Park, a 1,650-acre wetland oasis. Come and experience this unique wetland treat ment system with the entire family. Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identication hikes; while the Florida Trail Association will be provid ing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by nature and wildlife photographers. For more in formation, call Orlando Wetlands Park at 407-568-1706 or visit cityoforlando.net/ wetlandsBrookshire students shineFour students at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park have received the highest honors in Brookshires Reections Art Program the PTAs cornerstone arts program. Kids can earn local, state and national recognition for original artwork.. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Congratulations, Mayor!On Feb. 6 Mayor Ken Bradley was inducted in to the Univer sity of Central Florida Business Alumni Hall of Fame. This award honors distinguished UCF alumni and partners of the College of Business. Congratulations to Mayor Bradley!Feb. 10 City Commission meeting If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held Feb. 10 in City Hall Com mission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting:Mayors Report ber of Commerce to area schools from proceeds from the December 2013 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. cialist with the citys Parks & Rec reation Department, was awarded fourth quarter of 2013. capped the series of events that lead to the airing of the A Heros and Civil Service Board were approved.Consent Agenda approved. tracts and awards were approved (for a complete listing, please visit FM radio station to place an antenna on a city tower at 3111 Tem ple Trail was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion tice of Disposal was approved. Public Hearings Park: The or dinance amending Code creating a non-compete window of 30 days before or after the annual spring and fall art fes tivals (relating to non-residential zoning districts and the condiwas amended and will be on the Feb. 24 City Commission meeting agenda for second reading. Sue Ave.: ordinance amending the Com Map to establish a Single Family approved. zoning map to establish Single trict was approved. A full copy of the Feb. 10 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Feb. 24, pending ap proval by the City Commission.Winter Park falls in love with its new solar panels on Valentines DayOn Valentines Day, Friday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m., the City of it loves its newly installed roof top solar panels at the Public Howell Branch Road. mission approved an agreement with Clean Footprint, central Floridas leading solar develop solar energy into our citys electric power supply portfolio. This solar project, developed by Clean Footida-based solar company, gener only solar energy project to date. This venture into solar photo voltaic panels is a victory for of all the citys electric customers. For those seeking reliability, the one thing we can count on is the sun shining in the Sunshine State. For those seeking a smaller carbon footprint, solar energy answers that need as well. This is a huge step for the city as it relates to en tering into a more sustainable enAll other sources of energy an ideal choice granting munici palities and companies access to low-cost and stable electric prices for up to 30 years, said John Por ter, Managing Partner of Clean Footprint. keep the citys electric rates low and also helps lower the cost of solar energy use in the future, renewable energy installation, a leader amongst Florida cities committed to providing renew able energy to their citizens. City Commission Work SessionThere is a City Commission day, Feb. 17, a 4 p.m. in City Com mission Chambers at City Hall to discuss minor league baseball op portunities. The public is invited to attend, however, no public comment will be taken. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo.Loving our solar 13-0079/rev090113Member FDIC citynational.com At City National Bank, we make your dream home a reality. CNB has a full suite of mortgage solutions to meet your needs. we make the process easy. or contact us at 1-800-435-8839.Let Us You Home Voted Best Bank for Jumbo Loans 1227-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 1/28/14 1:12 PM

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Page 6 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR The Maitland Fire Rescue Department started a new out reach program in the elementary schools located within the city of The goal of the program is to al the schools and read to the chil dren. The program is designed to help create a relationship with the community. It shows the chil dren that there is a normal person behind the helmet, mask, and child is involved in an emergency incident, it can be a scary experience. They are surrounded by public safety ofview as strangers. By interacting room environment, the children become more comfortable with ited the Jewish Community Censhowed up 30 minutes early to review the books that the teachers selected for the in normal duty clothes that are worn around the station classroom and read a short story to the children. After questions and allowed the children to share stories. It was a unique experience for everyone involved, and one that will foster a healthy relationship Connecting with kids rfntbrrfrnrr rfrrnrfrrr rrrrfrfr rrrn rrtbrrnrntbrn r fr r fr r rfnn Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. 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! PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND Maitlands reghters got to know local children better at a new outreach program where they read stories to elementary schoolers.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 7Lifestyles Orange County Public Schools would prefer for phrases like, Id rather bring my own lunch, its healthier, disappear from stu dents vocabularies. In order to get direct input from students, OCPS Food Servic Food Show Jan. 22 and invited 400 students from area elementary, middle and high schools to taste test potential new menu items. The lucky tasters sampled more than 100 new products from 40 vendors, some with familiar names such as Jennie-O Turkey, Tyson Chicken, and Yoplait Yo gurt. The only thing we asked vendors, aside from complying with state school food nutrition standards, was that they bring something new for kids to try, of OCPS Food and Nutrition Ser vices. Many students including Hil High School, enjoyed the pulled pork with whole-wheat garlic Hopefully stuff like this will make it on the menu, he said. rating, it stands a good chance. Student representatives roamed the tasting area, sampling anything they liked and voted for their top choices via iPads located at each station. The results will be tabulated and those scoring 70 percent or higher in popularity will be tak en into further consideration by on what to add to the menu are made. Alina Rivera of Boone High School said she was happy to be part of shaping her future lunch menu. It feels good that we have a choice considering that we are the ones who are eating the food, she said. Approval ratings often showed a preference among students wanting more intense and sophistichoices. I really liked the Asian noo fourth grader at Audubon Park agreed, giving it an 88 percent ap proval rating. nacho-like dish featuring lentils, as were many of the kids, often returning for seconds. up, said Schwan Food Company representative Sylvia MatzkeHill. Kids are exposed to more -PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERThe annual Student Food Show put kids in charge, giving them free samples of potential future lunch items.Kids decide the future of school lunchesArmed with iPads, students vote for what theyll get to eatALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff JANUARY 13 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins ....................Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 21 (Tue) MarathonFest Marathon Training Begins ....................Glenridge MS Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 25 (Sat) Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2k* ..................................Park Avenue Presented by Florida HospitalFEBRUARY 1 (Sat) Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5k .........................Mead Garden 15 (Sat) Run Around the Pines 5k* ......................................Showalter Field Presented by Florida HospitalMARCH 15 (Sat) Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 Mile*Presented by Florida Hospital ................................Park Avenue 24 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins ....................Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness ClubAPRIL 26 (Sat) Run for the Trees 5k ..............................................Showalter FieldJULY 4 (Fri) Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k .....................................Park Avenue Run, Walk, Train. Winter ParkFloridas premier fitness destination! 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) Please see SCHOOL FOOD on page 8

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Page 8 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer SCHOOL FOOD | More portable food and more complicated flavors were big hits with students at showing for this to be represented in their school lunches. Asian and pecially popular. food samples Schwan Food Com pany brought, including Orange en. I think this is so cool, said Matzke-Hill. They know what they like and they give great feed back. Kids have higher expecta tions these days. Another trend at the show was food packaged with portability in mind, something that students seemed to appreciate. Its more convenient to eat or stash in your backpack for later, enough time to eat, so if we can take it with us for later, thats great, he said. Portable foods like cheese cubes, cereal bars, pita chips and with the tasters. In fact, nearly half better were portable foods. Allison Barkdull, an eighth choices for students with food al lergies, like her sister who has a wheat allergy and needs glutenfree options. I dont have the allergy my self, but I tend to avoid gluten around the house for my sister, so now I look for those options else where as well, she said. vegetables and fresh ingredients on the menu. Organic food would be great. Barkdull may not have to wait long. A popular choice with the tasters 82 percent approved was a gluten-free Peruvian chicken dish from Tyson that had the vor and healthy protein that kids seemed to gravitate toward. Perhaps the most popular items with both kids and adults were the V8 smoothies present percent of the tasters gave the smoothies an awesome rating, the top score available. Something cold, when its hot outside is really nice, said Boone High School sophomore Jimmy Robbins. As athletes, my friends dont want to eat junk, then feel bad at practice. Kids will enjoy the smoothie OCPS Food Services. And, they are getting a serving of veggies. dont. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 407-745-5661 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. rfrntbtn rfrnt rffntbttrbtnt ftrrtrtrtrrrfftrbtrbrrrrr brrrbttbrbtrrrrtrb rtrfrrtrrt bfrrf rffrrft rfntbbbbbbbbb E and caterers, as well as beer, wine and desserts r A DIVISION OF VS MEDIA GROUP, INC.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 9Four days after enduring their most heartbreaking loss of the suffered their eighth straight loss in American Athletic Conference 75-55. The loss, the Knights ninth against an AAC foe, mathemati cally eliminated the possibility of ing with a winning record in con ference play. man center Justin McBride came off the bench to score 13 points and snag a block and three rebounds in just 13 minutes, while star Isaiah Sykes shot 17 points rebounds. And again shooting percentage would be the theme of a Knights loss, as they were outshot by the cent. But the Knights put up a half, the Knights would at one point cut the scoring gap to eight with about seven minutes to play before the Huskies pulled away again. Its hard to get down that big ue to have a hard time guarding the basketball, UCF head coach Donnie Jones told UCFKnights. com after the game. The game would be a massive departure from the Knights onepoint overtime loss to USF just a few days earlier. In that game, de spite occasional lulls in shooting, the Knights would continuously battle for the lead in the last 10 minutes of the game, shooting 60 percent near a season high in the process. In a stacked conference in which only three teams includ ing UCF have overall losing records, the Knights have a tough road ahead of them. They trav p.m. Saturday theyll take a shot time on USFs home court. Thank fully for the Knights, four of their worst teams in the conference. Unthankfully for the Knights, the other two are against No. 7 Cin cinnati and the only team in the conference to hand the AAC leader a loss, SMU. RollinsThe Tars mens basketball team is having trouble clawing its way out of the bottom of the Sunshine State Conference heading into the Feb. 8, dropping their record to 10-11 overall and 4-7 in the con ference. The Tars had a trio of players shooting in the double digits, with with 15 points, two rebounds and four assists. The loss was the second this all record and 5-5 in the SSC. The Tars will be home all week, hosting Florida Tech at press time they could even up their confer ence record before hitting the road ular season. Meanwhile Rollins womens team is near the top of the SSC 8. Sarah Taylors 17 points and 10 rebounds led the team in that one. in their last six conference games, though theyve suffered their two most recent losses against the two teams topping them in the SSC. Theyll host Nova Southeastern at PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Dylan Karell ghts for the basket during the Knights game against the USF Bulls last week, which the Knights would lose in overtime. Knights,Tars on downward streaksAfter strong early seasons, teams struggle in conferenceISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff 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.

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Page 10 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Serving Central Florida Over 32 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: LISA FLEMING Realtor Fannie Hillman + Associates (407) 644-1234 ext. 223 (321) 228-8341 cell www.fanniehillman.com lcfrealty@yahoo.comVoted Orlandos Best Residential Real Estate Oce Ranked a Top Producer since 2002Born and raised in the Winter Park/Maitland area DEDICATION. COMMUNICATION. NEGOTIATION.My skills will get you the results youre looking for. e real estate market is moving fast, thanks to low inventory and high buyer count, so contact me today to buy or sell your home quickly! LOVELY TWO STORY WP POOL HOME W/ MATURE LANDSCAPING Serving Central Florida Over 33 YearsNEW ORLEANS STYLE POOL HOME ON QUIET WP STREET LAKEFRONT ESTATE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO PARK AVE. BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED LAKE COLONY ESTATES HOME Voted Best Real Estate Agency by Winter Park/Maitland Observer Readers www.fanniehillman.com In todays virtual driven world, are open houses still relevant and effective in fetching a buyer for your home? For as long as Ive been in real estate this has been a hotly debated topic. Many agents who have been in the business of selling homes for more a decade or two swear by them. Others say they are a complete waste of time, good only for nosey neighbors and bored passersby. After all, depending on which survey you cite, almost everyone starts their search online. opinions on them, open houses are like most things in life; you get out what you put in. So how do you make your open house known to buyers in your area, and moreover, how do you entice them to stop by? Here are a few tips on maximizing open house lookers into buyers. Have as many as you can. Its best to ask your agent to post signs wher ever they can at nearby crossroads and leading up to your home. Make sure to include the time, address and even a phone number right on the sign. Agents who are successful at holding open houses often post between 20 and 30 signs at busy intersections close to their open house directing potential buyers to your home. Many homeowners reading this however may live in a neighborhood where signage for open houses is limited by the HOA or not allowed at all save a sign in your very own front yard for a few hours. Not to worry, theres alwaysThe new way to hold an open house Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate Winter Parks Windsong Lake Conway Beauty Winter Park Charm THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. PENDING NEW PRICE Please see OPEN HOUSE on page 13 ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERSuccessful open houses can start by just telling the neighbors down the street who may be in the market.

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$101,667 $53,000 52 65 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 8 $149,363 $146,338 $92,300 40 132 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 6 5 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 42 $231,813 $227,006 $203,245 54 49 Single Family (A) Overall 34 $254,767 $249,964 $224,950 54 36 Bank Owned 6 $190,667 $186,067 $175,000 101 31 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 28 $268,503 $263,656 $241,000 44 38 Multi Family (B) Overall 8 $134,261 $129,436 $117,000 56 103 Bank Owned 2 $107,400 $108,500 $108,500 92 60 Short Sales 1 $78,900 $83,000 $83,000 7 535 Other 5 $156,078 $147,098 $175,000 52 33 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 8 9 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 44 $465,368 $452,631 $311,750 66 39 Single Family (A) Overall 30 $508,923 $491,783 $369,500 60 36 Bank Owned 7 $297,057 $287,299 $156,700 77 30 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 23 $573,404 $554,017 $465,000 55 38 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $372,036 $368,733 $172,500 79 47 Bank Owned 1 $64,900 $62,500 $62,500 37 27 Short Sales 3 $59,633 $71,500 $71,500 42 100 Other 10 $496,470 $488,526 $222,500 94 34 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 1 4 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 4 $646,281 $637,931 $497,500 60 34 Single Family (A) Overall 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Multi Family (B) Overall 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 7 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 20 $462,089 $442,189 $310,833 115 60 Single Family (A) Overall 17 $501,175 $479,434 $346,783 114 65 Bank Owned 2 $272,400 $269,450 $269,450 99 60 Short Sales 1 $120,000 $129,000 $129,000 1128 97 Other 14 $561,084 $534,463 $353,411 44 64 Multi Family (B) Overall 3 $240,600 $231,133 $224,500 121 29 Bank Owned 1 $217,900 $212,900 $212,900 188 22 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $251,950 $240,250 $240,250 87 32 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 47 $205,150 $204,028 $198,101 73 51 Single Family (A) Overall 33 $228,312 $227,470 $229,000 85 54 Bank Owned 9 $210,156 $218,413 $220,000 55 54 Short Sales 5 $179,720 $176,780 $164,000 220 105 Other 19 $249,699 $245,100 $249,500 64 40 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $150,554 $148,771 $159,250 45 43 Bank Owned 2 $124,700 $128,150 $128,150 35 33 Short Sales 3 $160,520 $160,000 $150,000 80 78 Other 9 $152,977 $149,611 $160,000 35 34 J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 0 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 44 $210,305 $206,540 $192,250 62 53 Single Family (A) Overall 31 $227,543 $223,273 $199,900 55 35 Bank Owned 8 $195,575 $194,350 $198,950 78 45 Short Sales 1 $157,000 $150,000 $150,000 259 0 Other 22 $242,375 $237,120 $216,500 38 34 Multi Family (B) Overall 13 $169,199 $166,638 $182,971 78 95 Bank Owned 2 $70,950 $74,575 $74,575 94 32 Short Sales 1 $135,000 $137,500 $137,500 24 103 Other 10 $192,268 $187,964 $186,455 81 107 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 5 1 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 26 $248,092 $239,948 $243,750 42 85 Single Family (A) Overall 15 $329,387 $317,530 $274,500 41 63 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 1 $325,000 $310,000 $310,000 5 196 Other 14 $329,700 $318,068 $262,250 44 54 Multi Family (B) Overall 11 $137,236 $134,155 $77,600 43 113 Bank Owned 3 $104,900 $101,667 $53,000 52 65 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 8 $149,363 $146,338 $92,300 40 132 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 6 5 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 42 $231,813 $227,006 $203,245 54 49 Single Family (A) Overall 34 $254,767 $249,964 $224,950 54 36 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Single Family (A) Overall 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Multi Family (B) Overall 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 7 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 20 $462,089 $442,189 $310,833 115 60 Single Family (A) Overall 17 $501,175 $479,434 $346,783 114 65 Bank Owned 2 $272,400 $269,450 $269,450 99 60 Short Sales 1 $120,000 $129,000 $129,000 1128 97 Other 14 $561,084 $534,463 $353,411 44 64 Multi Family (B) Overall 3 $240,600 $231,133 $224,500 121 29 Bank Owned 1 $217,900 $212,900 $212,900 188 22 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $251,950 $240,250 $240,250 87 32 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 47 $205,150 $204,028 $198,101 73 51 Single Family (A) Overall 33 $228,312 $227,470 $229,000 85 54 Bank Owned 9 $210,156 $218,413 $220,000 55 54 Short Sales 5 $179,720 $176,780 $164,000 220 105 Other 19 $249,699 $245,100 $249,500 64 40 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $150,554 $148,771 $159,250 45 43 Bank Owned 2 $124,700 $128,150 $128,150 35 33 Short Sales 3 $160,520 $160,000 $150,000 80 78 Other 9 $152,977 $149,611 $160,000 35 34

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 13 OPEN HOUSE | Some of the more successful ways to hold an open house may be surprisingly easy CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 rfntb rbbb btb f t t b brb bbbClosed $10.6 Million in 2013rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbff b t bbb net you can reach thousands more local buyers by posting or having your agent post the time and date of your open house on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter you can even create an event for your open house and invite your posts on sites like Facebook and Twitter, you can advertise to thousands more social media users for a small fee. Other major sites to gain exposure for your open house are Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com. There are even open house dedicated web sites now, such as OpenHouses. com and OnlyOpenHouses.com. Your agent can also add the date and time of the open house to the so that other Realtors showing homes in the area that day know to bring their buyers through. Dont keep your open house a As an agent, when I hold an open house I like to let the surrounding households know when we will be hosting it. That way if they have a friend or family member they would like to welcome to the neighborhood they can bring neighbor three doors down may be renting and considering a purchase. As with all showings, make sure your home is in pristine, clean and clutter-free condition. Spray some room freshener, burn a vanilla, cotton or other clean and freshly scented candle for a welcoming aroma, and have refreshments available to guests. A few sodas, some bottled water and some cookies or a veggie platter are quick and easy crowd pleasers for people perusing your home. tools at our disposal, todays open house is both virtual and personal. By making todays tech tools work for you, your home will see more potential buyers than ever before.Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaS ellsOrlando.com

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Page 14 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The cold and gloom of winter often bring with them a change in mood that matches the climate. Need a boost? According to new research, some foods have the same effect on your body as taking a prescription mood-enhancing drug. Do you reach for food or caffeine during the day in an attempt to feel calm, find a jolt of energy or a moment of bliss? But above all else, do you just really crave a better mood? eating breakfast every morning and regular meals and snacks throughout the day form the cornerstone of an energized outlook, science has increasingly revealed the ways that food impacts our mood. And it might surprise you that some of the best weapons to help cure crankiness and boost energy can be found in your local grocery store. The following foods will help your mood in two ways. First, they deliver some key nutrients that help support brain chemistry to reduce the risk of depres sion and help improve sleep quality. And equally important, they provide powerful combinations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help build up your energy and capacity to handle life from your bodys deepest levels (your cells meta This is what we should aim for, not the quick burst of stimula tion from sugar or caffeine that ultimately leaves you cranky or tired. Make these feel-good foods a part of a new happiness and health routine. Dark chocolate: High in magnesium, a mineral that calms your muscles and reduces anxiety, dark chocolate also contains tryptophan, which helps reduce symptoms of depression. Salmon and walnuts: Packed with Omega-3s, which help fight off depression and mood swings, salmon and walnuts also can help improve memory and focus. Spinach: This leafy green is stocked with folic acid, a B vitamin that has been found to boost your mood. Its also an antioxidant that works to pro tect your brain cells from free radicals, which can lead to low energy and mood swings. tains B-12, a vitamin that helps levels can make you moody and tired. Tofu: Calms your body by helping your muscles relax. Avocado: Contains serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter. Its also really good for your skin, hair and nails. wonder-food, its probiotics help boost your mood and immune system. an antioxidant that acts as a calming agent. Berries: Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain anthocyanidins and anthocyanins nutrients that help reduce stress and depression. Chia and flax seeds: They have about the same amount of protein per ounce, at 4.4 grams and 5.1 grams respectively. However, chia is one of just a few plant sources that is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the needed protein-forming amino acids. Both are a great way to get more fiber in your diet, but chia has the edge: an ounce gives you 10.6 grams of fiber, or 42 percent of your recommended daily intake, versus 7.6 grams and 31 percent for flax. These seeds also provide different types of fiber. Chia is one of the richest sources of soluble fiber, the kind that takes longer to get through your digestive tract, which adds bulk and slows glucose absorption. The fiber in flax has been tied In fact, research has shown an association between daily flax consumption and lower choles terol. GOOD MOOD SALAD Serve a tall glass of green tea along with this mood-enhancing salad, and follow with 2 ounces of dark chocolate as a sweet finish to lift your mood and nourish body and mind! 8 ounces smoked salmon, roughly chopped or 8 ounces of cooked chicken breast, roughly chopped 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 4 cups baby spinach cheese crumbles walnuts thinly sliced Toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle or toss servings. 4 ounces of soft, silken tofu 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons stoneground or grainy mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Using a blender or a whisk, stir together all ingredients until combined and emulsified. This dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for seven days. (Additional information provided by Kate Stephanie Middleberg, RD; and nutritionist Heather Bauer, RD, Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning childrens author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her website is divapro.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. and Angela Shelf MedearisFeeling the winter blues? It may be your food

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 15 isnt holding up too well this winter. After noticing a water stain on an upstairs ceiling, I went into the attic and found water stains on several boxes and a general damp smell. The roof is still wet, and I dont feel safe going outside. How can Virginia A: Climbing onto an icy (or but you need to stop water from entering. You can set up a temporary patch from inside the attic, but it is very tempo rary youll need to check it frequently until warmer or less-wet weather allows proper roof repairs. In the attic, trace the water leak to its source. It can occur farther up a pitched roof and trickle down the rafters to drip elsewhere. If the water stains follow a path, trace it up to where the watermarks end and check that area of the roofs un derlayment for damage, holes or apparent water entry points. Sometimes as a hard rain comes, and you will be lucky (or actually dripping through. Now that youve located control the direction of the drip, so it no longer runs down the rafters but instead into a bucket to catch the water. Do this by placing a large nail in the center of the leak and tapping it through the roofs sheathing un til it reaches the shingle outside. Underneath the nail, place a bucket to catch drips. Now the water isnt running all over the attic. Next, put on a dust mask and cut away water-damaged insulation from around the hole. This clears the area you need to patch and helps prevent mold growth. two; hopefully much of the ice and snow will melt from the rooftop during this time. You need the underside of the roof to be fairly dry so a patch will hold. Once the area around the hole is dry to the touch, you can patch it. Remove the nail from the hole. Make sure the area is very dry. You might want to warm it slightly with a hair dryer if its a cold day, so that the patch material adheres. Fill the hole with roofing cement or roof-patch compound (available at home-improvement stores youll need just a ing, this small plug might be all you need. But some DIYers add a little insurance by cutting a thin sheet of plywood into a square that extends a couple inches beyond the hole on each side, and tacking that tightly against the hole using roofing Mark the patched area with brightly colored chalk or some other easy-to-see material. warms, you or a roofing professional must inspect the roof to locate and repair the damage, as the patch will give you only a few months reprieve. The roof may be damaged in other areas, or there could be undetected water problems as well. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. Winter ParkDISTRESS SALE KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland How to stop a winter roof leak in a hurry By Samantha MazzottaDodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through.Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013

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Page 16 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer with an evening that celebrates the creativity of Central Florida with tickets to a live performance or one of Orlandos great restau rants. 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 characters in this unique, two-part, dramatic and comic masterpiece that captures the ge nius of Charles Dickens. Combin ing outrageous characters with 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 can treat your Valentine to a night of sweets in an evening that combines sweet art installations, ing edibles for you and your Valentine, including a lollipop tree, marshmallow art, gummy bear cocktails, 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 at 8747 International Drive in Orlando, tickets are available at Feb. 14 and 15 Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgores Valentine Cabaret Two of our favorite and most talented singing-actors, Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore, will present a cabaret performance ising a funny and romantic evening of songs to add that loving touch to your weekend, the per formances bring us many of their hits from the famous New York cabaret club, Dont Tell Mama. Performances are Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. and Orlando. Visit cfcarts.comFeb. 14 to 16 Romeo & Juliet by the Orlando Ballet Juliet is the worlds favorite love story, and the drama of this quintessential classic 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 Josh Garrick Culture for your Valentines calendar Please see CULTURE on next page 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE FREE on the lawn! Wed 7:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: ANIMATED Fri & Sat 3:45, 6:30 Sun Thurs 6:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: LIVE ACTION Fri Thurs 9:15 Sun 3:30Keep The Romance Going! Valentines 2014 at Enzian Celebrate love & romance with an elegant brunch with your sweetheart at Enzian. Be serenaded by a live band while you enjoy a delectable buffet and fall in love with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, & Whoopi Goldberg in the classic s romance GHOST. Sat 10AM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 17 or visit orlandoballet.org Feb. 14, 15, 16 The Antiques & Garden Show at OMART If her favorite quality-time activity is antiquing, The Orlando Museum of Arts Council of 101 presents the 32nd annual An from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16. This year the event falls on Valentines weekend with antique dealers from across the U.S. offering antique furniture, paintings, jewel ry, rugs, porcelain and collectibles as well as garden inspirations and speaker Cynthia Brumback. The Council of 101 Tea Room will be open throughout the show at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. org Feb. 14 to 24 Breakthrough Theatre presents Bedrooms: 5 Comedies In a play called Bedrooms, ter Park presents a full evening short plays all in one evening. Bologna and Renee Taylor, the romantic themes range from a potential mnage-a-trois to love in a senior citizen home. Featur different directors, this evening of romantic comedy runs from Feb. 14 to 24. Visit breakthroughthe 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 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. 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 I 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 treacher ous mission to bring him home. music and song, packed theaters the theatricality of life-sized pup pets that bring to life galloping CULTURE | Its not too late for a romantic Valentines Day evening thanks to a slew of date night events CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 18 e Mayflower is an incredible safety net.At The Mayower, Nancy Klingler benets from the wisdom of proactive planning. She enjoys her stunning, customized villa along with a maintenance-free lifestyle that enables her to travel regularly and maintain her social circle. And having moved here with her late husband Bob, the advantages extend even further. Wed always planned to make the move later on, but we fast-tracked our decision when Bob became ill, Nancy says. He wanted to make sure I was taken care of and I am. You never know what will happen in the future, so you have to prepare. No matter what comes my way, The Mayower is an incredible safety net that provides a sense of security for me and my children.Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407 .672. 1620. 88141 PR AD WPO 2/2014 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower.com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 PROACTIVE PLANNING [ and lifelong security ] MAY 1007 Klinger Ad_WPO.indd 1 12/18/13 10:50 AM Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 19 years! Scan QR Code 40$00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires April 15, 2014Offer Code: CFS14 WARNER BROS. DATE NIGHT

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Page 18 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer horses, call 800-448-6322 for your tickets. and for Valentine foodies: Now through Feb. 15 Lovers Day at Taverna Opa on I-Drive, celebrates with a $65 cuisine paired with live entertain light starters, and a main course of large prawns or double-cut lamb chops, followed by choco late-drizzled baklava, the menu is a bit of Mediterranean heaven. At tional Drive, call 407-351-8660 for reservations. Feb. 14 Christners Prime Steak & Lobster steakhouse, will offer a dinner for two, including a bottle of champagne or wine; salad; strip, 16-ounce rib-eye or salmon; asparagus, chateau potatoes (so Osage spinach; and chocolate mousse or cheesecake with ber ries. The cost is $200 per couple, gratuity included. (A Surf & Turf 407-645-4443. Now through Feb. 14 A Sweet Deal from 4 Rivers SmokehouseAll of Johnny Rivers 4 Rivers Smokehouses are celebrating Valentines Day at The Sweet Shop, the restaurants in-house bakery, by offering complimen decorate and enjoy on Feb. 14. Children may obtain their cookie ticket at any 4 Rivers Smokehouse location, and redeem their ticket for a cookie and decorating supplies at the bakerys counter. Feb. 19 United Arts hosts national audience expert Matt Lehrman Hosted by United Arts of Central Florida, arts consultant sional workshop covers every thing from attracting attendees, selling tickets, developing donors, to raising public awareness. The workshop is appropriate for executive and artistic directors, as well as marketing and board leadership. The workshop at the Maitland Civic Center. To register, visit UnitedArts.ccFeb. 20 to March 30 Busytown (for children of all ages) Richard Scarrys stories and characters come to life in Busy town from Feb. 20 to March 30 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Using imaginative music and movement, Huckle Cat takes the audience on a tour of his neighborhood introducing Farmer ing together to keep Busytown busy. For children of all ages, orep.comCULTURE | Local restaurants are offering sweet specials this week to help you plan the perfect date menu CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 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. 4RIVERS SWEET SHOP WAR HORSE CHRISTNERS FOR V-DAY

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 19Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 10, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives intentions get in the way of bad paving, safe, affordable and accessible birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. I argued that rising welfare costs, low-wage jobs, and environmental desecration are exacerbated by the rising number of impoverished Americans. Any population increase for that matter degrades the environment. I asked, rhetorically, how many impoverished Americans are you willing to support? On the Observer website, the individ ual, Sawit Start, suggested, after reading my column that, FDR meant well when he launched the Relief Program which ( road is paved with good intentions and I am afraid thats where our country is going if we dont get off this road. That is an interesting idea, that somehow paved in good intentions is not only suspect, but leads to hell. I am by inclination, upbringing and learning, a libertarian. I genuinely do not want to support those capable of sustaining themselves. I do not get dewy-eyed over the unborn and am not typically moved to tears by the travails are inherently part of the human condi tion. That said, everyone here, every American is part of the home team. If you are a U.S. citizen, it behooves us as a culture to make sure that all Americans are well nourished, have medical care, educational opportunities and decent housing. If that be good intentions, start paving today. But it neednt be to hell we go. The American population is approximately 315 million citizens, well on the way to 400 million this century. I personally view more humanity on the planet a correct the human population imbalance. Regardless, from a public policy standpoint, we need to be looking 35 to 50 years out at a minimum. This conversation is challenging, particularly if you believe, as do I, that environmental desecration will accelerate all human problems exponentially. Pick any percentage of the Ameri can population, but for the sake of this conversation, lets say 15 percent of our fellow citizens are incapable of completely sustaining themselves. That is the entire populations of Florida and Texas com of life for those Americans acceptable. Reducing the percentage of poor (through wise family planning and gov If, in 35 years, we have fewer people on the dole, are we not better off as a nation? The ax I have to is that Republicans do not offer any credible solutions other than tax cuts and to eliminate regu lations for what ails America. If, for example, trade agree ments (see: NAFTA in America, with a further reduction in Americas middle class, what are the longdisplaced workers, their families and com munities? Dont like The Affordable Care Act? Fine. Please spell-out for America how Republicans will insure America. And why, seemingly, some Americans are unworthy of coverage. Defeatism, hypocrisy, indifference and scapegoating do. ning Americas roadwork. If the road leads to hell, I recommend a course correction. And that doesnt mean throwing anyone Start paving today 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! many years of singing opera and concerts the state of being a bachelor, completely unattached. One day on the way home, I dropped by the deli below my New York apartment and among other things bought a box of Cracker Jack. Upstairs later, I opened the Cracker Jack and read the little slip of paper that purported to tell me my fortune. It read, You have one big wish that will be granted what is it? I laid the paper slip on my night table, and after several days I decided to go ahead and make a wish for the thing that would please me most. I said, I want Suddenly, I heard a, voice coming from the Cracker Jack box that asked me, OK. For starts, she must be smart, highly educated, about music and general knowledge. She would probably need to have harmony, as well as her solo instrument. She must also like not only the greatest musical classics, but also Dixieland bands be a damn good versatile musician and, I would hope, much better trained than I. I dont care what her instrument might be, but I hope she can sing well too, so that we may amaze friends with our duets. She should be plenty pretty natch a gal about 5-foot 6-inches, blond, natural looktickled pink if she really liked football. Just cook. Any, last requirement? asked the box. Yes, I answered, she must handle all the money for us and do all the mess with checkbooks. to my piano accompanists apartment to practice. There was a gem of a gal waiting for the elevator. You going to see Shirley too? I asked. She nodded. Then I noticed that she was carrying an open box of Cracker Jack. Have you read your proph ecy yet? I asked. Yes I have. And? To tell you the truth, she said, I was, hoping your hair would be darker. She settled for me, hair and all. Its been 33 years now, and I can tell you that on the day I met her, I got two Cracker Jacks only one of them in a box! produces a disincentive to work and, at the same time, will cost us some 2 million jobs. I thought this guy was going to bring jobs, not cost them. slept at a time when he anticipated being heralded in a heros parade? Being highly praised before the end of the line is often dangerous indeed the quirks of fate are Another year for Peyton? To sports fans, the time between the Super Bowl and the pro-baseball season is a colorless, long wait. Field, Orlandos most memorable sports and played? I remember seeing Babe has Orlando got that is a national sports landmark? do all the work. The drivers can be 200 pounds overweight and out of breath when they walk to their cars and take their places behind the wheel! A skill maybe, and target shooting skills or sports? graphed-while-snow-shoveling new lefty Mayor de Blasio is angering a scad of vot ers and his term is just beginning! Seems the mayor created a powerful job for his wife where she soon hired a chief of staff sidekick for a mere $170,000 in tax dollars a year! execution of government. A feeble execu tion is but another phrase for bad ex ecution; and a government ill-executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 70, 1788Off we go About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Dont like the Affordable Care Act? Fine. Please spell out how Republicans will insure America.

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Yale Street, Orlando FL 32804 sold by Jennifer Sloan with Kelly Price & Company Lanie Shower 2313 Sun Valley Cir, Winter Park. $106,0001/28/2014 Catherine DAmico 2010 Eastbrook Blvd, Winter Park $135,000 1/28/14 Catherine DAmico 1520 Glencoe Rd, Winter Park $497,5001/31/14 Ann Lee 932 Park Terrace, Kissimmee $120,000 1/31/2014 The Nancy Bagby Team 1750 Cheyenne Trail, Kissimmee $581,455 1/31/14 Elizabeth Manno 801 Beverly Avenue, Altamonte Spring $140,000 1/31/14 Patty Munsey 2681 Galliano Circle, Winter Park $136,500 1/31/14 Maria Van Warner 1140 Fairway Dr, Winter Park $295,100 2/3/14 Patrice Shrier 1140 S Orlando Ave, #G14, Maitland $81,900. 02/03/2014 Maria Van Warner 1 S Eola Ave, #17, Orlando $335,000. 02/07/2014 OBSERVER Open Houses THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym February 10, 2014 & Company from 1-4 PM 1871 Britlyn Alley Unit 2, Orlando FL 32814 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,510 SF | $372,000 Stunning four story townhome in desir able Baldwin Park! Immaculate model home with three bedrooms and three full and two half baths, and attached two car garage. Eat-in kitchen with granite coun tertops and stainless steel appliances. Fourth story is a large bonus room with half bath. Enjoy the expansive balcony and fantastic view! Hosted by: Tiffany Prewitt from Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1699 Prospect Avenue, Orlando FL 32814 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,062 SF | $395,000 Fabulous three-story City Home in Bald win Park, just one half block away from shops and restaurants on New Broad Street! Extensively renovated with beautiful upgrades, including wood floors, granite counters, custom closet systems, updated lighting fixtures and more. The eat-in kitchen offers an island, breakfast bar and custom cabinetry. Large master suite offers bathtub and separate show er, walk-in closet and custom closet sys tem. Highly sought after private balcony adds to the abundance of natural light! Hosted by: Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1581 Chippewa Trail, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 3 BA | 3,822 SF | $595,000 Updated two-story home overlooking Howell Creek! Open and inviting living room overlooks the wood-burning brick fireplace. Renovated kitchen features wood cabinets, newer stainless steel cabinets, island, breakfast bar and eatin area overlooking the private backyard with fruit trees. Huge master bedroom with sunny skylights and updated master bath. Cozy office offers built-ins. Brick pavered patio overlooks the yard and creek. Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM SALES: ESTATEHeavenly Heathrow Estate Sale Smiles 4 FreeFeb 14/15..9-3 1266 St Albans Loop Heathrow 32746 http://CecesCloset.com Http://EstateSalesbyCece.com 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. 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Exclusive product for borrowers one day out of short sale, foreclosure & bankruptcy. Angel Oak Funding, LLC 321-689-8402 lee.foster@angeloakfunding.comHEALTH & MEDICALLiberation by American Standard Walk-In BathDont Struggle Getting Out Of A Normal Bathtub. Stay in your home longer, safely, independently. Liberation Walk-In Baths Commended by the Arthritis Foundation. Best Lifetime Warranty in the industry. Hydrotherapy, Chromatherapy, Aromatherapy no extra cost. Installation Included!Get $1,000 Off Call Toll-Free Today 1-866-583-1432.HELP WANTEDNow Hiring OTR CDLA Drivers.New Pay Package and $2500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full bene fits, achievable bonuses. Call for details 1-888-978-3791/apply www.heyl.netTanker Drivers: Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!Up to 51cpm plus additional pay for HazMat loads, pump offs, mileage bo nuses! 1-year OTR. Call 877.882.6537 www.oakleytransport.com MISCELLANEOUSDISH TV Retailer.Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) 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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determina tion, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcom ing decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-check ing first. You could be very much surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace suc cess can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal lev el, expect to receive some important news from a long time friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstand ing before it takes a poten tially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. 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BORN THIS WEEK: You get great joy out of creating beautiful things and sharing them with others who appreciate them. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. playwright Gertrude Stein who made the following sage observation: Everybody knows if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. elty when dining out, but restaurateurs take a big risk when adding new items to a menu; it seems that less than a third of diners will actually try a new menu item. award-winning composers and lyricists have been Jewish. should not drive while under the influence of alcohol, but riding a bike? A stationary bike? It seems that in Ten nessee in 2007, a woman was arrested at her gym while riding an exercise bicycle while drunk. BUI, or simply disorderly conduct? The record isnt clear. creepy-crawlies, you might not want to read the follow ing tidbit: Researchers have discovered a kind of caterpillar that emits a sound eerily like a human scream. This particular species is often a victim of preda tory wasps. When the wasps approach, the caterpillar rubs two special organs together to produce the sound. The scream calls a troop of ants that protect the caterpillar, and in return the caterpillar secretes an amino acid that the ants need. Vermont comes from the French mont vert, which means green mountain. (If the explorers who named the state saw green mountains, they obviously were not there in the winter.) *** Thought for the Day: I dont trust a man who uses the word evil 18 times in 10 minutes. If youre half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil. Norman Mailer 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. By Samantha Weaver King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 10, 2014 MindGymFebruary 10, 2014 MindGymFebruary 10, 2014



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WPMOBSERVER.COM How do local lawmakers feel about marijuana being on the ballot in November? Theres still plenty of fear of Reefer Mad ness scenarios if the law passes. The Florida Supreme Courts approval on Jan. 27 of a medi cal marijuana initiative on the puts legalization in the hands of Florida residents in the Novem ber election. The Sunshine State could join 20 other states that have already legalized medical marijuana if passed, but the potential for legalization raises questions among local law enforcement tral Florida. As a healthcare provider and as a mayor, I would never want to stand in the way of medicine from getting to people that Park Mayor Ken Bradley said. If you peel this onion back in multiple ways and you look at the ordinance from afar that Ive ington state, you have to ask yourself Is this being used for medicinal purposes or not? That to me is a very impor tant distinction. But Bradleys greatest con cern revolved around whether drivers would be impaired by marijuana, opening the door for USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! WITH SCHOOL MENUS, KIDS MAKE THE CALL LIFESTYLES, 7 Last-minute romance Affordable but classy ways to spend your Valentines Day. CALENDAR, 4 Odd home tips Creative ways to get your kids, and your home, organized. HOME MAGNIFIER, 12 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 7 ATHLETICS .................... 9 HOME MAGNIFIER .............. 10 CULTURE ..................... 16 OPINIONS .................... 19 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 39 Caught red-handed City forced to refund for red light tickets as TIM FREED Observer staff Four months after a truck tow ing a too-tall trailer brought Mai tlands lone covered bridge down to the ground in a pile of wooden rubble, the city is setting the re building process in motion. The Maitland City Council approved a motion Feb. 10 al lowing CPH Inc. to begin engi neering and design services to help draft plans to get the Old Horatio Avenue bridge back off the ground. The residents had clearly indicated that they want ed to see it back in place, Public And even in more than just aes thetically, it served a function to hood behind there. Assistant City Manager Sha ron Anselmo said the insurance of the man who struck the bridge with his trailer last October will partially cover its rebuilding costs, with the remainder of the estimated $100,000 price tag cov ered by the citys insurance. Not covered by insurance, will be upgrades installed at the citys will to make the bridge less likely to face the same fate twice in cluding new warning signage of hit to warn drivers to stop. Maitland to x damaged bridge SARAH WILSON Observer staff Cities preparing for marijuana vote in on legalization of medical marijuana TIM FREED Observer staff Please see MARIJUANA on page 2 407-740-0401 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 sioners made their stance clear on red-light cameras Monday as they passed a resolution oppos ing a state bill that would cut back on camera enforcement. The bill would modify the states current red-light camera program, potentially banning new cameras starting July 1 and cutting the cost of a red-light camera violation nearly in half, dropping it from the current $158 to $83. The City Commission and staff feared the bill would make the citys cameras less effective, as well as cause an unnecessary tax burden on residents. $600,000 in revenue from redlight camera violators if the legis lation were to pass, City Manager Randy Knight said. mission defended its decision before voting unanimously to op pose the bill. the business of making money off of us. Shame on you, evil, etc., Mayor Ken Bradley said. I think intuitively it makes sense that were trying to have safety out of this. I think its interesting that light, but I dont think its right. But residents from outside the city didnt waste time in voicing their disapproval with the citys use of red light cameras, viewing them as unconstitutional. The reason theres legislation modifying the use of red-light cameras is because too many cit ken throughout Orange and Seminole counties regarding the cameras. The citys concern about a another reason for the creation of City Commission of abusing the money earned from violations. funding hundreds of residents for red-light camera citations due to noncompliance with a Florida Department of Transportation mandate. The city failed to ex tend yellow lights at intersections with red-light cameras by 0.4 sec onds by Dec. 31. Four of the citys six intersec tions with red-light cameras were PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Lawsuits and a push to ban red light cameras have come at odds with a resolute Winter Park Commission, which is ghting to keep the cameras. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Winter Parks Mayor said hed be open to medicine that could help patients, but stopped short of outright endorsment. Please see CAMERAS on page 2

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Page 2 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MARIJUANA | Despite statistics to the contrary, some officials still claim marijuana is a gateway drug CAMERAS | Company being sued more car accidents throughout the state. The hot topic of marijuana legalization comes before the U.S. with interesting timing, Bradley said. last show and he said he never thought that 22 years later he would see tobacco being incred ibly outlawed and marijuana being brought in, Bradley said. You really cant smoke anywhere, but you can smoke marijuana freely. Pro-legalization activists point to the reaped by states like since legalizing marijuana. Colo rado pulled more than $5 million year of 2011-2012 from medical marijuana sales. skeptical of that theory justifying legalization. I think theres other ways to raise revenue without putting in place something that could pos sibly be detrimental to peoples health and could be a gateway I think unfortunately its probably being used as a pawn in the effort to get certain groups to come out and vote. I think some of the work behind this effort is disingenuous. Other local cities such as Maitland and Oviedo are already preparing for a potential legaliza tion. Maitland City Attorney Cliff Shepard proposed that the city look into drafting municipal regulations for potential medi cal marijuana sales before the legalization initiative goes up for citizen vote in November. Other Florida cities, such as Cocoa Beach, are already crafting ordi nances relegating where medical marijuana dispensaries could set up shop to get ahead. Shepard said in other states where medical marijuana has been legalized, the cities with preexisting regulations were able to keep their statutes in place once federal mandates took hold. So, he said, if Maitland wants to have its own control of where dispensaries could pop up instead of folding to federal rules it needs to get working on an ordinance before November. I want to make sure we dont get behind the curve, he said. The Maitland City Council set plans to discuss the drafting of a potential ordinance an upcoming Council meeting. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere, City Manager Bryan Cobb and Police Chief Jeffrey Chudnow have already started discussions on how their city can get a leg up on issues that may come out medical marijuana. Some feel that medical mari juana for medical uses has a good purpose, and it probably does, Persampiere said. me and its prob ably what would concern most in law enforcement or are those who will try to skirt around the system and use it recreationally. to wait and see. Floridas previous history of pain medication left Persampiere cautious of marijuana legaliza tion. Rampant drug addiction emerged throughout the state in 2010 due to hundreds of pain clinics excessively selling medica tion and writing illegal prescrip tions. The year-long crackdown that followed in 2011 resulted in police removing nearly half a mil lion pills off the streets and mak ing 2,150 arrests, including 34 doctors, according to the Florida website. I just certainly hope that this doesnt turn into another round of the pill mills that we all dealt with involving the oxycodone, not in compliance. The yellow lights have been corrected as of Feb. 7, but more since Jan. 1, said Clarissa Howard, the citys director of communica 140 residents by mail last Monday. Controversy on a national scale now involves Phoenix camera against his former employer con tending that the company provid ed gifts and bribes to government Florida to secure new contracts. Increasing safety remains the goal of red-light cameras, Bradley said, reminding the Commission of the dangers of red light runners. These are people that are breaking the laws of our state, Bradley said. I suppose we could enforce it intersection, but people would say were in a police state. The Florida Houses Transpor tation and Highway Safety Sub committee passed the camera-re stricting bill by a vote of 10-3 last month, moving it further along the legislative pipeline. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rfn rfrntbfrThe Winter Park Womans ShowShop With Family, Friends and Neighbors rrrfnrfntbrfnrrnfntbrrr nr n rnf tr nf r r r nt nr nrnrfrrnrn r As a healthcare provider and as a mayor, I would never want to stand in the way of medicine from getting to people that would have a benefit, Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley said. Persampiere said. Those are the types of things that law enforce ment will have to prep them selves for. The concept of legalization Chief Kevin Brunelle from a law enforcement perspective. Marijuanas potential of leading to harder drugs could eventually increase drug crimes, Brunelle said. Can I attribute all of that because of marijuana? No, Brunelle said. But you could attribute the fact that most burglaries arent people trying to get money to feed their families, theyre trying to feed their addic tions. The ballot items language itself raises other questions. Medical marijuana can only be used to treat debilitating ill nesses, which creates a gray area Brunelle said. I understand our politicians who get up there and say things like Its only going to be used for medical purposes. You can only get it with a prescription, Do you think 75 percent of the people in Colorado and Seattle have a debilitating disease? ease? Residents in Colorado and marijuana after Jan.1, as per an amendment allowing recreational use passed by voters in the 2012 general election.

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Page 4 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FEB. 14 The Art & History Museums Maitland presents Culture Pop! on Feb. 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Join us this Val entines Day and view the artwork of De Guglimo and Bennett, then stay until 11 p.m and hear jazz music by Dan Jordan, relax in the Mayan Lounge and enjoy mu sic, food, and libations, and join us in the Packwood Avenue Reading room for read ings by Brad and Darlyn Kuhn of Maitland Poets and Writers. Visit artandhistory.org for more information. 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. Central Floridas most romantic event is back! Harry P. Leu Gardens Valen tines Stroll is from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Treat your sweet to a romantic evening under Floridas star-lled sky with candlelit walks in a beautiful gar den enjoying amazing performances by swinging Ricky & the Buzzcatz, bluesman Selwyn Birchwood and the talented jazz artists from Thom Chambers Group. Pack a picnic basket for a night under the stars. Visit leugardens.org for more information. FEB. 15 The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is hosting the fourth annual Or lando NEDA Walk Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Lake Eola Park. Visit nedawalks.org/orlando2014 for more in formation. 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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. 13 Its William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet at the free Popcorn Flicks in the Park event in Winter Parks Central Park, presented by the Enzian theater. It starts at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and your Val entine! FEB. 15 Its the hometown favorite 5K race with the Run Around the Pines 5K at Show alter Field this weekend. It starts at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 15. Bring your Valentine! Visit trackshack.com for more information. Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Christmas Park. Celebrate the city of Orlandos Wetlands Park, a 1,650-acre wetland oasis. Come and experience this unique wetland treat ment system with the entire family. Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identication hikes; while the Florida Trail Association will be provid ing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by nature and wildlife photographers. For more in formation, call Orlando Wetlands Park at 407-568-1706 or visit cityoforlando.net/ wetlands Brookshire students shine Four students at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park have received the highest honors in Brookshires Reections Art Program the PTAs cornerstone arts program. Kids can earn local, state and national recognition for original artwork.. This years theme was Believe, Dream, Inspire. In the Visual Arts category Hope Hallett : Mermaid and Amanda Matherne : Pumpkins in the After noon. In the Photography category Lucie Duggan : A Walk in the Woods and Chelsea Lewis : Mommys Happy Sunset. Nnine student submissions made it to the county level. 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 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmMONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Senior Club Sponsored by Family Physicians Group Every Monday, 10am 12pm February 17th Movie Day February 24th Casino Day TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 February Birthday & Massage Celebration 10am-1pm If you have a birthday in February, come celebrate! 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Congratulations, Mayor! On Feb. 6 Mayor Ken Bradley was inducted in to the Univer sity of Central Florida Business Alumni Hall of Fame. This award honors distinguished UCF alum ni and partners of the College of Business. Congratulations to Mayor Bradley! Feb. 10 City Commission meeting If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meet ing held Feb. 10 in City Hall Com mission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting: Mayors Report ber of Commerce to area schools from proceeds from the December 2013 Pancake Breakfast Fundrais er. cialist with the citys Parks & Rec reation Department, was awarded fourth quarter of 2013. capped the series of events that lead to the airing of the A Heros and Civil Service Board were ap proved. Consent Agenda approved. tracts and awards were approved (for a complete listing, please visit FM radio station to place an an tenna on a city tower at 3111 Tem ple Trail was approved. Action Items Requiring Dis cussion tice of Disposal was approved. Public Hearings Park: The ordinance amending Code creating a non-compete window of 30 days before or after the annual spring and fall art fes tivals (relating to non-residential zoning districts and the condi was amended and will be on the Feb. 24 City Commission meeting agenda for second reading. Sue Ave.: ordinance amending the Com Map to establish a Single Family approved. zoning map to establish Single trict was approved. A full copy of the Feb. 10 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Feb. 24, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Winter Park falls in love with its new solar panels on Valentines Day On Valentines Day, Friday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m., the City of it loves its newly installed roof top solar panels at the Public Howell Branch Road. mission approved an agreement with Clean Footprint, central Floridas leading solar develop solar energy into our citys electric power supply portfolio. This solar project, developed by Clean Foot ida-based solar company, gener only solar energy project to date. This venture into solar photo voltaic panels is a victory for of all the citys electric customers. For those seeking reliability, the one thing we can count on is the sun shining in the Sunshine State. For those seeking a smaller carbon footprint, solar energy answers that need as well. This is a huge step for the city as it relates to en tering into a more sustainable en All other sources of energy an ideal choice granting munici palities and companies access to low-cost and stable electric prices for up to 30 years, said John Por ter, Managing Partner of Clean Footprint. keep the citys electric rates low and also helps lower the cost of solar energy use in the future, renewable energy installation, a leader amongst Florida cities committed to providing renew able energy to their citizens. City Commission Work Session There is a City Commission day, Feb. 17, a 4 p.m. in City Com mission Chambers at City Hall to discuss minor league baseball op portunities. The public is invited to attend, however, no public comment will be taken. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Loving our solar 13-0079/rev090113Member FDIC citynational.com At City National Bank, we make your dream home a reality. CNB has a full suite of mortgage solutions to meet your needs. we make the process easy. or contact us at 1-800-435-8839.Let Us You Home Voted Best Bank for Jumbo Loans 1227-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 1/28/14 1:12 PM

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Page 6 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR The Maitland Fire Rescue Department started a new out reach program in the elementary schools located within the city of The goal of the program is to al the schools and read to the chil dren. The program is designed to help create a relationship with the community. It shows the chil dren that there is a normal person behind the hel met, mask, and child is involved in an emergency incident, it can be a scary expe rience. They are surrounded by public safety of view as strangers. By interacting room environment, the children become more comfortable with ited the Jewish Community Cen showed up 30 minutes early to review the books that the teachers selected for the in normal duty clothes that are worn around the station classroom and read a short story to the children. After questions and allowed the children to share stories. It was a unique experience for everyone involved, and one that will foster a healthy relationship Connecting with kids rfntbrrfrnrr rfrrnrfrrr rrrrfrfr rrrn rrtbr rnrn tbrn r fr r fr r rfnn Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. 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 happ y do g! And a happy 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! PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND Maitlands reghters got to know local children better at a new outreach program where they read stories to elementary schoolers.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 7 Lifestyles Orange County Public Schools would prefer for phrases like, Id rather bring my own lunch, its healthier, disappear from stu dents vocabularies. In order to get direct input from students, OCPS Food Servic Food Show Jan. 22 and invited 400 students from area elementary, middle and high schools to taste test potential new menu items. The lucky tasters sampled more than 100 new products from 40 vendors, some with familiar names such as Jennie-O Turkey, Tyson Chicken, and Yoplait Yo gurt. The only thing we asked vendors, aside from complying with state school food nutrition standards, was that they bring something new for kids to try, of OCPS Food and Nutrition Ser vices. Many students including Hil High School, enjoyed the pulled pork with whole-wheat garlic Hopefully stuff like this will make it on the menu, he said. rating, it stands a good chance. Student representatives roamed the tasting area, sampling anything they liked and voted for their top choices via iPads located at each station. The results will be tabulated and those scoring 70 percent or higher in popularity will be tak en into further consideration by on what to add to the menu are made. Alina Rivera of Boone High School said she was happy to be part of shaping her future lunch menu. It feels good that we have a choice considering that we are the ones who are eating the food, she said. Approval ratings of ten showed a preference among stu dents wanting more intense and sophisti choices. I really liked the Asian noo fourth grader at Audubon Park agreed, giving it an 88 percent ap proval rating. nacho-like dish featuring lentils, as were many of the kids, often returning for seconds. up, said Schwan Food Company representative Sylvia MatzkeHill. Kids are exposed to more PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER The annual Student Food Show put kids in charge, giving them free samples of potential future lunch items. Kids decide the future of school lunches Armed with iPads, students vote for what theyll get to eat ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff JANUARY 13 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins .................... Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 21 (Tue) MarathonFest Marathon Training Begins .................... Glenridge MS Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 25 (Sat) Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2k* .................................. Park Avenue Presented by Florida HospitalFEBRUARY 1 (Sat) Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5k ......................... Mead Garden 15 (Sat) Run Around the Pines 5k* ...................................... Showalter Field Presented by Florida HospitalMARCH 15 (Sat) Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 Mile*Presented by Florida Hospital ................................ Park Avenue 24 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins .................... Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness ClubAPRIL 26 (Sat) Run for the Trees 5k .............................................. Showalter FieldJULY 4 (Fri) Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k ..................................... Park Avenue Run, Walk, Train. Winter ParkFloridas premier fitness destination! 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) Please see SCHOOL FOOD on page 8

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Page 8 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer SCHOOL FOOD | More portable food and more complicated flavors were big hits with students at show ing for this to be represented in their school lunches. Asian and pecially popular. food samples Schwan Food Com pany brought, including Orange en. I think this is so cool, said Matzke-Hill. They know what they like and they give great feed back. Kids have higher expecta tions these days. Another trend at the show was food packaged with portability in mind, something that students seemed to appreciate. Its more convenient to eat or stash in your backpack for later, enough time to eat, so if we can take it with us for later, thats great, he said. Portable foods like cheese cubes, cereal bars, pita chips and with the tasters. In fact, nearly half better were portable foods. Allison Barkdull, an eighth choices for students with food al lergies, like her sister who has a wheat allergy and needs glutenfree options. I dont have the allergy my self, but I tend to avoid gluten around the house for my sister, so now I look for those options else where as well, she said. vegetables and fresh ingredients on the menu. Organic food would be great. Barkdull may not have to wait long. A popular choice with the tasters 82 percent approved was a gluten-free Peruvian chick en dish from Tyson that had the vor and healthy protein that kids seemed to gravitate toward. Perhaps the most popular items with both kids and adults were the V8 smoothies present percent of the tasters gave the smoothies an awesome rating, the top score available. Something cold, when its hot outside is really nice, said Boone High School sophomore Jimmy Robbins. As athletes, my friends dont want to eat junk, then feel bad at practice. Kids will enjoy the smoothie OCPS Food Services. And, they are getting a serving of veggies. dont. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 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. rfrntbtn r f r n t r f f n t b t t r b t n t f t r r t r t r t r r r f f t r b t r b r r r r r b r r r b t t b r b t r r r r t r b r t r f r r t r r t b f r r f r f f r r f t rfntbbbbbbbbb E and caterers, as well as beer, wine and desserts r A DIVISION OF VS MEDIA GROUP, INC.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 9 Four days after enduring their most heartbreaking loss of the suffered their eighth straight loss in American Athletic Conference 75-55. The loss, the Knights ninth against an AAC foe, mathemati cally eliminated the possibility of ing with a winning record in con ference play. man center Justin McBride came off the bench to score 13 points and snag a block and three re bounds in just 13 minutes, while star Isaiah Sykes shot 17 points rebounds. And again shooting percentage would be the theme of a Knights loss, as they were outshot by the cent. But the Knights put up a half, the Knights would at one point cut the scoring gap to eight with about seven minutes to play before the Huskies pulled away again. Its hard to get down that big ue to have a hard time guarding the basketball, UCF head coach Donnie Jones told UCFKnights. com after the game. The game would be a massive departure from the Knights onepoint overtime loss to USF just a few days earlier. In that game, de spite occasional lulls in shooting, the Knights would continuously battle for the lead in the last 10 minutes of the game, shooting 60 percent near a season high in the process. In a stacked conference in which only three teams includ ing UCF have overall losing records, the Knights have a tough road ahead of them. They trav p.m. Saturday theyll take a shot time on USFs home court. Thank fully for the Knights, four of their worst teams in the conference. Unthankfully for the Knights, the other two are against No. 7 Cin cinnati and the only team in the conference to hand the AAC lead er a loss, SMU. Rollins The Tars mens basketball team is having trouble clawing its way out of the bottom of the Sunshine State Conference heading into the Feb. 8, dropping their record to 10-11 overall and 4-7 in the con ference. The Tars had a trio of players shooting in the double digits, with with 15 points, two rebounds and four assists. The loss was the second this all record and 5-5 in the SSC. The Tars will be home all week, hosting Florida Tech at press time they could even up their confer ence record before hitting the road ular season. Meanwhile Rollins womens team is near the top of the SSC 8. Sarah Taylors 17 points and 10 rebounds led the team in that one. in their last six conference games, though theyve suffered their two most recent losses against the two teams topping them in the SSC. Theyll host Nova Southeastern at PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Dylan Karell ghts for the basket during the Knights game against the USF Bulls last week, which the Knights would lose in overtime. Knights,Tars on downward streaks After strong early seasons, teams struggle in conference ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff 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.

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$101,667 $53,000 52 65 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 8 $149,363 $146,338 $92,300 40 132 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 6 5 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 42 $231,813 $227,006 $203,245 54 49 Single Family (A) Overall 34 $254,767 $249,964 $224,950 54 36 Bank Owned 6 $190,667 $186,067 $175,000 101 31 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 28 $268,503 $263,656 $241,000 44 38 Multi Family (B) Overall 8 $134,261 $129,436 $117,000 56 103 Bank Owned 2 $107,400 $108,500 $108,500 92 60 Short Sales 1 $78,900 $83,000 $83,000 7 535 Other 5 $156,078 $147,098 $175,000 52 33 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 8 9 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 44 $465,368 $452,631 $311,750 66 39 Single Family (A) Overall 30 $508,923 $491,783 $369,500 60 36 Bank Owned 7 $297,057 $287,299 $156,700 77 30 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 23 $573,404 $554,017 $465,000 55 38 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $372,036 $368,733 $172,500 79 47 Bank Owned 1 $64,900 $62,500 $62,500 37 27 Short Sales 3 $59,633 $71,500 $71,500 42 100 Other 10 $496,470 $488,526 $222,500 94 34 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 1 4 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 4 $646,281 $637,931 $497,500 60 34 Single Family (A) Overall 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Multi Family (B) Overall 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 7 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 20 $462,089 $442,189 $310,833 115 60 Single Family (A) Overall 17 $501,175 $479,434 $346,783 114 65 Bank Owned 2 $272,400 $269,450 $269,450 99 60 Short Sales 1 $120,000 $129,000 $129,000 1128 97 Other 14 $561,084 $534,463 $353,411 44 64 Multi Family (B) Overall 3 $240,600 $231,133 $224,500 121 29 Bank Owned 1 $217,900 $212,900 $212,900 188 22 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $251,950 $240,250 $240,250 87 32 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 47 $205,150 $204,028 $198,101 73 51 Single Family (A) Overall 33 $228,312 $227,470 $229,000 85 54 Bank Owned 9 $210,156 $218,413 $220,000 55 54 Short Sales 5 $179,720 $176,780 $164,000 220 105 Other 19 $249,699 $245,100 $249,500 64 40 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $150,554 $148,771 $159,250 45 43 Bank Owned 2 $124,700 $128,150 $128,150 35 33 Short Sales 3 $160,520 $160,000 $150,000 80 78 Other 9 $152,977 $149,611 $160,000 35 34 J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 0 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 44 $210,305 $206,540 $192,250 62 53 Single Family (A) Overall 31 $227,543 $223,273 $199,900 55 35 Bank Owned 8 $195,575 $194,350 $198,950 78 45 Short Sales 1 $157,000 $150,000 $150,000 259 0 Other 22 $242,375 $237,120 $216,500 38 34 Multi Family (B) Overall 13 $169,199 $166,638 $182,971 78 95 Bank Owned 2 $70,950 $74,575 $74,575 94 32 Short Sales 1 $135,000 $137,500 $137,500 24 103 Other 10 $192,268 $187,964 $186,455 81 107 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 5 1 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 26 $248,092 $239,948 $243,750 42 85 Single Family (A) Overall 15 $329,387 $317,530 $274,500 41 63 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 1 $325,000 $310,000 $310,000 5 196 Other 14 $329,700 $318,068 $262,250 44 54 Multi Family (B) Overall 11 $137,236 $134,155 $77,600 43 113 Bank Owned 3 $104,900 $101,667 $53,000 52 65 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 8 $149,363 $146,338 $92,300 40 132 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 7 6 5 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 42 $231,813 $227,006 $203,245 54 49 Single Family (A) Overall 34 $254,767 $249,964 $224,950 54 36 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Single Family (A) Overall 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $955,361 $950,861 $950,861 29 33 Multi Family (B) Overall 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 Bank Owned 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $337,200 $325,000 $325,000 92 36 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 7 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 20 $462,089 $442,189 $310,833 115 60 Single Family (A) Overall 17 $501,175 $479,434 $346,783 114 65 Bank Owned 2 $272,400 $269,450 $269,450 99 60 Short Sales 1 $120,000 $129,000 $129,000 1128 97 Other 14 $561,084 $534,463 $353,411 44 64 Multi Family (B) Overall 3 $240,600 $231,133 $224,500 121 29 Bank Owned 1 $217,900 $212,900 $212,900 188 22 Short Sales 0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 Other 2 $251,950 $240,250 $240,250 87 32 S a le P r ic e s D a y s D a y s 3 2 8 2 8 S a le s A v g Lis t $ A v e r a g e M e d ia n o n M kt t o C lo s e Overall 47 $205,150 $204,028 $198,101 73 51 Single Family (A) Overall 33 $228,312 $227,470 $229,000 85 54 Bank Owned 9 $210,156 $218,413 $220,000 55 54 Short Sales 5 $179,720 $176,780 $164,000 220 105 Other 19 $249,699 $245,100 $249,500 64 40 Multi Family (B) Overall 14 $150,554 $148,771 $159,250 45 43 Bank Owned 2 $124,700 $128,150 $128,150 35 33 Short Sales 3 $160,520 $160,000 $150,000 80 78 Other 9 $152,977 $149,611 $160,000 35 34

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 13 OPEN HOUSE | Some of the more successful ways to hold an open house may be surprisingly easy C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 rfntb rbbb btb f t t b brb bbbClosed $10.6 Million in 2013rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbff b t bbb net you can reach thousands more local buyers by posting or having your agent post the time and date of your open house on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter you can even create an event for your open house and invite your posts on sites like Facebook and Twitter, you can advertise to thousands more social media users for a small fee. Other major sites to gain exposure for your open house are Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com. There are even open house dedicated web sites now, such as OpenHouses. com and OnlyOpenHouses.com. Your agent can also add the date and time of the open house to the so that other Realtors showing homes in the area that day know to bring their buyers through. Dont keep your open house a As an agent, when I hold an open house I like to let the surrounding households know when we will be hosting it. That way if they have a friend or family member they would like to welcome to the neighborhood they can bring neighbor three doors down may be renting and considering a purchase. As with all showings, make sure your home is in pristine, clean and clutter-free condition. Spray some room freshener, burn a vanilla, cotton or other clean and freshly scented candle for a welcoming aroma, and have refreshments available to guests. A few sodas, some bottled water and some cookies or a veggie platter are quick and easy crowd pleasers for people perusing your home. tools at our disposal, todays open house is both virtual and personal. By making todays tech tools work for you, your home will see more potential buyers than ever before. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Con tact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaS ellsOrlando.com

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Page 14 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The cold and gloom of winter often bring with them a change in mood that matches the cli mate. Need a boost? According to new research, some foods have the same effect on your body as taking a prescription mood-enhancing drug. Do you reach for food or caffeine during the day in an attempt to feel calm, find a jolt of energy or a moment of bliss? But above all else, do you just really crave a better mood? eating breakfast every morning and regular meals and snacks throughout the day form the cornerstone of an energized outlook, science has increas ingly revealed the ways that food impacts our mood. And it might surprise you that some of the best weapons to help cure crankiness and boost energy can be found in your local grocery store. The following foods will help your mood in two ways. First, they deliver some key nutrients that help support brain chemis try to reduce the risk of depres sion and help improve sleep quality. And equally important, they provide powerful combi nations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help build up your energy and capacity to handle life from your bodys deepest levels (your cells meta This is what we should aim for, not the quick burst of stimula tion from sugar or caffeine that ultimately leaves you cranky or tired. Make these feel-good foods a part of a new happiness and health routine. Dark chocolate: High in mag nesium, a mineral that calms your muscles and reduces anxi ety, dark chocolate also contains tryptophan, which helps reduce symptoms of depression. Salmon and walnuts: Packed with Omega-3s, which help fight off depression and mood swings, salmon and walnuts also can help improve memory and focus. Spinach: This leafy green is stocked with folic acid, a B vitamin that has been found to boost your mood. Its also an antioxidant that works to pro tect your brain cells from free radicals, which can lead to low energy and mood swings. tains B-12, a vitamin that helps levels can make you moody and tired. Tofu: Calms your body by helping your muscles relax. Avocado: Contains serotonin, a feel-good neurotransmitter. Its also really good for your skin, hair and nails. wonder-food, its probiotics help boost your mood and immune system. an antioxidant that acts as a calming agent. Berries: Blueberries, straw berries and raspberries contain anthocyanidins and antho cyanins nutrients that help reduce stress and depression. Chia and flax seeds: They have about the same amount of protein per ounce, at 4.4 grams and 5.1 grams respec tively. However, chia is one of just a few plant sources that is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the needed protein-forming amino acids. Both are a great way to get more fiber in your diet, but chia has the edge: an ounce gives you 10.6 grams of fiber, or 42 percent of your recommended daily intake, versus 7.6 grams and 31 percent for flax. These seeds also provide different types of fiber. Chia is one of the richest sources of soluble fiber, the kind that takes longer to get through your digestive tract, which adds bulk and slows glucose absorption. The fiber in flax has been tied In fact, research has shown an association between daily flax consumption and lower choles terol. GOOD MOOD SALAD Serve a tall glass of green tea along with this mood-enhancing salad, and follow with 2 ounces of dark chocolate as a sweet finish to lift your mood and nourish body and mind! 8 ounces smoked salmon, roughly chopped or 8 ounces of cooked chicken breast, roughly chopped 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 4 cups baby spinach cheese crumbles walnuts thinly sliced Toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle or toss servings. 4 ounces of soft, silken tofu 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons stoneground or grainy mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Using a blender or a whisk, stir together all ingredients until combined and emulsified. This dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for seven days. (Additional information provided by Kate Stephanie Middleberg, RD; and nutritionist Heather Bauer, RD, Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning childrens author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her website is divapro.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. and Angela Shelf Medearis Feeling the winter blues? It may be your food

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 15 isnt holding up too well this winter. After noticing a water stain on an upstairs ceiling, I went into the attic and found water stains on several boxes and a general damp smell. The roof is still wet, and I dont feel safe going outside. How can Virginia A: Climbing onto an icy (or but you need to stop water from entering. You can set up a temporary patch from inside the attic, but it is very tempo rary youll need to check it frequently until warmer or less-wet weather allows proper roof repairs. In the attic, trace the water leak to its source. It can occur farther up a pitched roof and trickle down the rafters to drip elsewhere. If the water stains follow a path, trace it up to where the watermarks end and check that area of the roofs un derlayment for damage, holes or apparent water entry points. Sometimes as a hard rain comes, and you will be lucky (or actually dripping through. Now that youve located control the direction of the drip, so it no longer runs down the rafters but instead into a bucket to catch the water. Do this by placing a large nail in the center of the leak and tapping it through the roofs sheathing un til it reaches the shingle outside. Underneath the nail, place a bucket to catch drips. Now the water isnt running all over the attic. Next, put on a dust mask and cut away water-damaged insulation from around the hole. This clears the area you need to patch and helps prevent mold growth. two; hopefully much of the ice and snow will melt from the rooftop during this time. You need the underside of the roof to be fairly dry so a patch will hold. Once the area around the hole is dry to the touch, you can patch it. Remove the nail from the hole. Make sure the area is very dry. You might want to warm it slightly with a hair dryer if its a cold day, so that the patch mate rial adheres. Fill the hole with roofing cement or roof-patch compound (available at home-improve ment stores youll need just a ing, this small plug might be all you need. But some DIYers add a little insurance by cutting a thin sheet of plywood into a square that extends a couple inches beyond the hole on each side, and tacking that tightly against the hole using roofing Mark the patched area with brightly colored chalk or some other easy-to-see material. warms, you or a roofing profes sional must inspect the roof to locate and repair the damage, as the patch will give you only a few months reprieve. The roof may be damaged in other areas, or there could be undetected water problems as well. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. Winter ParkDISTRESS SALE KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland How to stop a winter roof leak in a hurry By Samantha MazzottaDodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through.Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013

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Page 16 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer with an evening that celebrates the creativity of Central Florida with tickets to a live performance or one of Orlandos great restau rants. Here are a few suggestions: Now through March 9 The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II There is no higher recom mendation than the Florida theater event of the season. A cast of 27 actors play more than 150 characters in this unique, two-part, dramatic and comic masterpiece that captures the ge nius of Charles Dickens. Combin ing outrageous characters with 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 can treat your Valentine to a night of sweets in an evening that combines sweet art installations, ing edibles for you and your Val entine, including a lollipop tree, marshmallow art, gummy bear cocktails, 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 at 8747 International Drive in Orlando, tickets are available at Feb. 14 and 15 Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgores Valentine Cabaret Two of our favorite and most talented singing-actors, Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore, will present a cabaret performance ising a funny and romantic eve ning of songs to add that loving touch to your weekend, the per formances bring us many of their hits from the famous New York cabaret club, Dont Tell Mama. Performances are Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. and Orlando. Visit cfcarts.com Feb. 14 to 16 Romeo & Juliet by the Orlando Ballet Juliet is the worlds favorite love story, and the drama of this quintessential classic 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 Josh Garrick Culture for your Valentines calendar Please see CULTURE on next page 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 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE FREE on the lawn! Wed 7:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: ANIMATED Fri & Sat 3:45, 6:30 Sun Thurs 6:30 2014 OSCAR SHORTS PROGRAM: LIVE ACTION Fri Thurs 9:15 Sun 3:30Keep The Romance Going! Valentines 2014 at Enzian Celebrate love & romance with an elegant brunch with your sweetheart at Enzian. Be serenaded by a live band while you enjoy a delectable buffet and fall in love with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, & Whoopi Goldberg in the classic s romance GHOST. Sat 10AM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 17 or visit orlandoballet.org Feb. 14, 15, 16 The Antiques & Garden Show at OMART If her favorite quality-time activity is antiquing, The Orlando Museum of Arts Council of 101 presents the 32nd annual An from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16. This year the event falls on Valentines weekend with antique dealers from across the U.S. offering an tique furniture, paintings, jewel ry, rugs, porcelain and collectibles as well as garden inspirations and speaker Cynthia Brumback. The Council of 101 Tea Room will be open throughout the show at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. org Feb. 14 to 24 Breakthrough Theatre presents Bedrooms: 5 Comedies In a play called Bedrooms, ter Park presents a full evening short plays all in one evening. Bologna and Renee Taylor, the romantic themes range from a potential mnage-a-trois to love in a senior citizen home. Featur different directors, this evening of romantic comedy runs from Feb. 14 to 24. Visit breakthroughthe 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 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. 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 I drama of courage, loyalty and friendship in the next offering from the Orlando Broadway Se ries. 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 treacher ous mission to bring him home. music and song, packed theaters the theatricality of life-sized pup pets that bring to life galloping CULTURE | Its not too late for a romantic Valentines Day evening thanks to a slew of date night events C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 18 e Mayf lower is an incredible safety net. At The Mayower, Nancy Klingler benets from the wisdom of proactive planning. She enjoys her stunning, customized villa along with a maintenance-free lifestyle that enables her to travel regularly and maintain her social circle. And having moved here with her late husband Bob, the advantages extend even further. Wed always planned to make the move later on, but we fast-tracked our decision when Bob became ill, Nancy says. He wanted to make sure I was taken care of and I am. You never know what will happen in the future, so you have to prepare. No matter what comes my way, The Mayower is an incredible safety net that provides a sense of security for me and my children.Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407 .672 1620. 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 2/2014 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 PROACTIVE PL ANNING [ and lifelong security ] MAY 1007 Klinger Ad_WPO.indd 1 12/18/13 10:50 AM Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) 657-6336www.TaxFormProcessing.com Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 19 years! Scan QR Code 40$ 00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires April 15, 2014Offer Code: CFS14 WARNER BROS. DATE NIGHT

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Page 18 | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer horses, call 800-448-6322 for your tickets. and for Valentine foodies: Now through Feb. 15 Lovers Day at Taverna Opa on I-Drive, celebrates with a $65 cuisine paired with live entertain light starters, and a main course of large prawns or double-cut lamb chops, followed by choco late-drizzled baklava, the menu is a bit of Mediterranean heaven. At tional Drive, call 407-351-8660 for reservations. Feb. 14 Christners Prime Steak & Lobster steakhouse, will offer a din ner for two, including a bottle of champagne or wine; salad; strip, 16-ounce rib-eye or salmon; asparagus, chateau potatoes (so Osage spinach; and chocolate mousse or cheesecake with ber ries. The cost is $200 per couple, gratuity included. (A Surf & Turf 407-645-4443. Now through Feb. 14 A Sweet Deal from 4 Rivers Smokehouse All of Johnny Rivers 4 Rivers Smokehouses are celebrating Valentines Day at The Sweet Shop, the restaurants in-house bakery, by offering complimen decorate and enjoy on Feb. 14. Children may obtain their cookie ticket at any 4 Rivers Smoke house location, and redeem their ticket for a cookie and decorating supplies at the bakerys counter. Feb. 19 United Arts hosts national audience expert Matt Lehrman Hosted by United Arts of Central Florida, arts consultant sional workshop covers every thing from attracting attendees, selling tickets, developing do nors, to raising public awareness. The workshop is appropriate for executive and artistic directors, as well as market ing and board leadership. The workshop at the Maitland Civic Center. To register, visit UnitedArts.cc Feb. 20 to March 30 Busytown (for children of all ages) Richard Scarrys stories and characters come to life in Busy town from Feb. 20 to March 30 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Using imaginative music and movement, Huckle Cat takes the audience on a tour of his neigh borhood introducing Farmer ing together to keep Busytown busy. For children of all ages, orep.com CULTURE | Local restaurants are offering sweet specials this week to help you plan the perfect date menu C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 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. 4RIVERS SWEET SHOP WAR HORSE CHRISTNERS FOR V-DAY

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | Page 19 Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 10, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives intentions get in the way of bad paving, safe, affordable and accessible birth control as ubiquitous as M&Ms. I argued that rising welfare costs, low-wage jobs, and environmental desecration are exacerbated by the rising number of impoverished Americans. Any population increase for that matter degrades the environment. I asked, rhetorically, how many impov erished Americans are you willing to support? On the Observer website, the individ ual, Sawit Start, suggested, after reading my column that, FDR meant well when he launched the Relief Program which road is paved with good intentions and I am afraid thats where our country is going if we dont get off this road. That is an interest ing idea, that somehow paved in good inten tions is not only sus pect, but leads to hell. I am by inclination, upbringing and learning, a libertarian. I genuinely do not want to support those capable of sustaining themselves. I do not get dewy-eyed over the unborn and am not typically moved to tears by the travails are inherently part of the human condi tion. That said, everyone here, every Ameri can is part of the home team. If you are a U.S. citizen, it behooves us as a culture to make sure that all Americans are well nourished, have medical care, educational opportunities and decent housing. If that be good intentions, start paving today. But it neednt be to hell we go. The American population is approxi mately 315 million citizens, well on the way to 400 million this century. I person ally view more humanity on the planet a correct the human population imbalance. Regardless, from a public policy stand point, we need to be looking 35 to 50 years out at a minimum. This conversation is challenging, particularly if you believe, as do I, that environmental desecration will accelerate all human problems exponen tially. Pick any percentage of the Ameri can population, but for the sake of this conversation, lets say 15 percent of our fellow citizens are incapable of completely sustaining themselves. That is the entire populations of Florida and Texas com of life for those Americans acceptable. Reducing the percentage of poor (through wise family planning and gov If, in 35 years, we have fewer people on the dole, are we not better off as a nation? The ax I have to is that Republicans do not offer any cred ible solutions other than tax cuts and to eliminate regu lations for what ails America. If, for example, trade agree ments (see: NAFTA in America, with a further reduction in Americas middle class, what are the longdisplaced workers, their families and com munities? Dont like The Affordable Care Act? Fine. Please spell-out for America how Republicans will insure America. And why, seemingly, some Americans are unworthy of coverage. Defeatism, hypocrisy, indifference and scapegoating do. ning Americas roadwork. If the road leads to hell, I recommend a course correction. And that doesnt mean throwing anyone Start paving today 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! many years of singing opera and concerts the state of being a bachelor, completely unattached. One day on the way home, I dropped by the deli below my New York apartment and among other things bought a box of Cracker Jack. Upstairs later, I opened the Cracker Jack and read the little slip of paper that purported to tell me my fortune. It read, You have one big wish that will be granted what is it? I laid the paper slip on my night table, and after several days I decided to go ahead and make a wish for the thing that would please me most. I said, I want Suddenly, I heard a, voice coming from the Cracker Jack box that asked me, OK. For starts, she must be smart, highly educated, about music and general knowl edge. She would probably need to have harmony, as well as her solo instrument. She must also like not only the greatest musical classics, but also Dixieland bands be a damn good versatile musician and, I would hope, much better trained than I. I dont care what her instrument might be, but I hope she can sing well too, so that we may amaze friends with our duets. She should be plenty pretty natch a gal about 5-foot 6-inches, blond, natural look tickled pink if she really liked football. Just cook. Any, last requirement? asked the box. Yes, I answered, she must handle all the money for us and do all the mess with checkbooks. to my piano accompanists apartment to practice. There was a gem of a gal waiting for the elevator. You going to see Shirley too? I asked. She nodded. Then I noticed that she was carrying an open box of Cracker Jack. Have you read your proph ecy yet? I asked. Yes I have. And? To tell you the truth, she said, I was, hoping your hair would be darker. She settled for me, hair and all. Its been 33 years now, and I can tell you that on the day I met her, I got two Cracker Jacks only one of them in a box! produces a disincentive to work and, at the same time, will cost us some 2 million jobs. I thought this guy was going to bring jobs, not cost them. slept at a time when he anticipated being heralded in a heros parade? Being highly praised before the end of the line is often dangerous indeed the quirks of fate are Another year for Peyton? To sports fans, the time between the Super Bowl and the pro-baseball season is a colorless, long wait. Field, Orlandos most memorable sports and played? I remember seeing Babe has Orlando got that is a national sports landmark? do all the work. The drivers can be 200 pounds overweight and out of breath when they walk to their cars and take their places behind the wheel! A skill maybe, and target shooting skills or sports? graphed-while-snow-shoveling new lefty Mayor de Blasio is angering a scad of vot ers and his term is just beginning! Seems the mayor created a powerful job for his wife where she soon hired a chief of staff sidekick for a mere $170,000 in tax dollars a year! execution of government. A feeble execu tion is but another phrase for bad ex ecution; and a government ill-executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in practice, a bad government. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 70, 1788 Off we go About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Dont like the Affordable Care Act? Fine. Please spell out how Republicans will insure America.

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