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 Thursday, March 6, 2014 Central Floridas vision of a new commuter rail seemed closer to reality than ever before on Monday as city, county and outside the Winter Park SunRail Station. The train stop beside Central that runs from Orlando, up through Seminole County and stopping in DeBary. trains are set to start carrying Isnt this indeed a special day? Not just special day in Winter Park, but a special day in our region, Mayor Ken Bradley said. I would even say a special day in the United States. Residents had the chance to tour a SunRail train after the cer emony and step inside the new station before it greets and sends off passengers. Winter Parks his tory of trains helped inspire the design of the new building, said and creative design partner of style ticket window and seat ing area inside greets visitors the citys signature peacock sits atop the roof, immortalized on a weather vane. Bradley and local artist Ruth Attaway took a moment to unveil a stained glass window depicting the citys peacock crested seal. The artwork cre ated by Attaway will sit above an archway inside, casting rays of colored light into the stations atrium. The ribbon cutting marked a successful completion of a project Winter Park that began formed to determine the feasibil train system going through the city. Residents voted in support of adding a SunRail station two years later. SunRail was going to come through our city [whether we liked it] or not, Bradley said. The question before us was whether we were going to have a stop. I can think of nothing worse than if SunRail was going by us without a stop today. This is going to make a huge difference in our city. Residents could save on gas by using SunRail, but advan tages will come to residents even if they never hop aboard the new USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! REBUILDING A DYNASTY SPORTS, 8 Meet Mini The small dog with a big attitude LIFESTYLES, 7 Pet Rescue by Judy moves into its forever home CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, C1 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 3 CALENDAR .................... 3 LIFESTYLES .................... 7 SPORTS ...................... 8 WPV VOICE .................... 9 CULTURE ..................... 11 OPINIONS .................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 15 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR SECTION C Election day for seat two on the Winter Park City Commis sion this Tuesday draws near as candidates Sandy Womble and City Commissioner Sarah Sprin kel continue to push their cam paigns to gain voter support. Sprinkel and Womble will have the chance to rake in more votes today as they engage in a public forum at the Winter Park Public Library at noon. The Observer spoke with both candidates prior to the candi date forum to get their insight on some of Winter Parks pressing issues and endeavors. Winter Park City Commis sioners voted last Monday to period actively negotiating for a minor league baseball team in Winter Park. The citys has been looking into a stadium for more than a year now, and the feasibil ity of the project still remains in question. The City Commission and staff are eyeing four potential loca tions for a new ballpark: Rollins Harper Shepherd Field, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, the incom ing Ravaudage development, and the Votech property owned PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Sarah Sprinkel and Sandy Womble will debate at the Winter Park Library on March 6. Sprinkel, Womble to debate this week City Commission candidates set for debate as election day approaches TIM FREED Observer staff Please see COMMISSION on page 2 With a recovering economy and increasing developer inter est, the candidates in the March on longstanding goals to start to give residents what theyve been asking for: a real downtown. At a Meet the Candidates Hall presented their thoughts on While residents and the candi lacked the usual debate format, the Observer was there to get the scoop and follow up afterward. Meet the candidates for yourself below, as the Observer lets each of them offer their thoughts on Maitlands most pressing issues. Downtown development Downtown redevelopment has been on the minds residents for decades, as theyve been stuck and dwindling shops. Longtime local activist Martha hearing the opinions of residents and on helping the city to develop as a place where all citizens have an equal seat at the table when it comes to voicing opinions. We need to make sure this is Meet the Maitland candidates SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see COUNCIL on page 6 Next stop: Central Park Winter Park SunRail station celebrates grand opening TIM FREED Observer staff Please see SUNRAIL on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method For 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Winter Park celebrated its SunRail station ribbon cutting with a ceremony on March 3. www.wpmobserver.com/enews

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Page 2 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, March 6, 2014 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COM PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@cfl.rr.com Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of Commerce Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster COMMISSION | Candidates go to bat over possible minor league baseball stadium SUNRAIL | Mica predicts bright future and expansions for SunRail in coming years by Orange County Public Schools Womble saw a new baseball team as a positive opportunity, but didnt want to lose any green space in the process. I think the devils in the de tails, Womble said. Some of the issues concern me, like the Martin Luther King Park being used. Im not in favor of putting a ballpark there That park belongs to the people that live here, not private enterprise. Baseball could certainly bring an economic boost to the area, Sprinkel said, but funding the construction for a new stadium remains one of the biggest chal lenges. The cost will not fall on the Winter Park residents didnt hesitate to open their wallets for one historic cause last year. The local communitys effort to save the Capen House from the wreck ing ball brought historic preser vation into the spotlight, leaving residents questioning the citys approach with designating his toric buildings. Winter Park should do what ever it can to bring more proper ties into the citys historic register, Womble said. The lack of plaques around the city as part of our important historic properties is quite frank ly embarrassing, Womble said. Thats something Id work on. Central Park is a historic park and it would be great to have a plaque there. But Sprinkel didnt believe the historic designation process should be rushed, despite the out cry from residents that historic landmarks are being lost. Theres a process we need to go through and we need to honor that, Sprinkel said. Just because somebody doesnt agree with that doesnt mean we need to hurry up and rush. I dont go with this the sky is falling, Chicken Little idea. The state of Winter Parks tree canopy has also put the City Com mission under scrutiny. A steadily growing number of dead trees and falling limbs prompted the city to reevaluate its tree ordinances. City Arborist Dru Dennison told City Commissioners last Oc for safety reasons. The responsibility of main taining trees along neighborhood roads falls on residents, but an Urban Forestry Management Plan passed in January could change that, Sprinkel said I certainly would never be in favor of the residents continuing to be responsible, Sprinkel said. People out there think the city has been responsible and they havent been. Some of the residents cant take care of them. Whether they cant, wont or whatever it is, the reality is we need to make sure this tree canopy is here forever. In order to do that, we have to make some changes. The city should be entirely re sponsible for maintaining the tree canopy, Womble said. Id be in favor of retuning that right to the city and not placing that burden on the citizens, she said. Other changes might be neces sary to boost business along Park Avenue, where most merchants are forced to keep their doors meet. The slower summer months are just awful; they really are terrible, said Womble, who for mally owned an art gallery along Park Avenue called Palm House Gallery. The trademark for Park Av enue is the individual boutiques and eateries. We need to work to protect them and promote them I think the rent is too high in cer tain parts of the Avenue. Sprinkel said she too remem their doors open for only nine months out of the year. This years election proves years, Sprinkel said. The election ballot doesnt include any charter amendments or other items resi dents will only be voting on the complicate the counting process. The two women will need to work that much harder to gather support and bring out voters, Sprinkel said. You cant ever sit back and think Oh, if I just did one more thing or What if I had just walked one more neighborhood or called one more person, Sprinkel said. Thats what keeps you going. train system, Bradley said. We have people who come from all four counties to work in our hospital, so the citizens of whether or not they ever get on the SunRail, he said. Theyre who serve them are going to use SunRail. await the opening of Maitlands Mayor Howard Schieferdecker said. We have the Maitland Center Schieferdecker said. The key is getting east to west, getting passengers from the station to the Maitland Center and back. A future FDOT project that would Maitland Boulevard new transportation system to the center, he said. The planned SunRail route from Orlando to DeBary will only be the beginning, U.S. Rep. John Mica said. The network of downtown Orlando area up to the northwest, reaching cities like Apopka, U.S. Rep. John Mica said. Its the beginning of a new era for trans portation in our region, Mica said. The main thing is looking at the future and how it connects to gether. People will use it if its convenient. Future phases of the proj ect are set to connect SunRail to local airports and form bus connections near the stations for residents who live farther east or west of the tracks, Mica said. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE rfn tbtrtbftrt tffrtftANY ff jackisobo1@gmail.com407-340-9500 bb rt Thursday, March 13th 6-9pm, SoNapa Grille in MaitlandFREE rtt ff Get info, Register/pay online and get your bidder number at http://www.beachief.com Please mark your calendars and BOOK YOUR SITTERS! Its the beginning of a new era for transportation in our region, Mica said. A public forum between Sarah Sprinkel and Sandy Womble starts at noon today, March 6, at the Winter Park Public Library. Winter Parks municipal election is Tuesday, March 11. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for a list of voting locations.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 3 FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MARCH 6 Save the date for the Economic Update Breakfast, focusing on the state of busi ness after the great recession, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. March 6. An economic over view will be provided by Dr. Bill Seyfried, professor of economics at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Afterwards, Dr. Seyfried will moderate a panel discussion with local business leaders on Life After the Great Reces sion. Registration deadline is Feb. 27, so act now. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MARCH 7 Its Date Night at Leu Gardens! See a classic movie or current feature lm on one of the largest outdoor screens in Cen tral Florida. Come early and enjoy a stroll in the 50-acre garden before the movie. Movies are shown the rst Friday of every month from February through December (no movie in July). Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. This months movie is To Have and Have Not starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Ba call. Garden admission is $6 per adult, $3 per child (K-12th grade) and free for Leu Garden Members. The event is weather permitting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. For more information, please contact the Leu Gar dens at 407-246-2620 and visit leugar dens.org for movie selections. MARCH 8 Rollins Colleges crew teams Spring Break Race starts at 8 a.m. March 8 at Lake Maitland. Visit rollinssports.com for more information. Get ready for the J Ball, the Jewish Com munity Center of Greater Orlandos largest and most important fundraiser of the year. MARCH 7 Story Time at Leu Gardens is held the rst Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Hundreds of families visit Leu Gardens to participate in Orange County Library Systems imaginative and in spiring story time event. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and engages children in songs, rhymes and books for infants through 5 years of age. Best of all, sto ry time and Leu Gardens are free. This months event is March 7. Visit leugar dens.org for more information. MARCH 8 The Baldwin Park Doggie Derby un leashes the dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corrine Commons, 1913 Meeting Place in Orlando. Visit doggiederby.com to register. Get your kids active with the Smile Mile, a morning of fun and tness for all kids age groups at Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. It all starts at 8 a.m. March 8 and runs until after the nal 4-year-old runners at 11:30 a.m. Visit trackshack.com for more information. MARCH 15 Theres something for everyone at the Winter Park Road Race presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, March 15, on Park Avenue, with a 10K road race, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk and free Kids Run! Winter Park/Maitland Observer readers receive a $2 discount on online race reg istration. Register at TrackShack.com and use code WPO2014. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 13. Call 407.641.3687 or visit www.GetScreenedToday.comTell your #1 to get screened for#2 FHMG-14-17238 Colon cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer-related deaths. And your #1 go-to person could be at risk, yet symptomless.Its no caper; every day the superhero in your life performs monumental feats to ensure youre healthy, happy and well-prepared to navigate all lifes obstacles. If your #1 is 50 or older, guide them toward getting a routine colon cancer screening*, which leads to early detection, prevention and cures! Screenings help make this cancer up to 90% preventable!March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.The #1 thing to do is y in for a screening. Depending on your ethnicity, family and personal health history, your doctor may recommend earlier screenings Community Bulletin Free tax help Tax-Aide volunteers, trained and certi ed by the IRS, will provide free income tax assistance at the Winter Park Library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through April 15. Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as a copy of last years income tax return; forms showing income earned, pensions and Social Security; 1099 forms showing interest and dividends; photo ID of self; plus social security cards for all those listed on their return. Free electronic ling will be available. For additional informa tion, call 407-647-5233 or our toll-free number at 1-888-227-7669 or visit our website at aarp.org/taxaide Keepin it real for kids Maurice Johnson, division president of homebuilder Taylor Morrison, recently spoke at the Joe R. Lee Branch of Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, located in Eatonville, about habits of successful people. He spoke as part of the clubs Keepin It Real Series, an event that fo cuses on promoting dreams and hope for club members. Art of development The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Leah Shepherd vice president of development. In this role, she will oversee the capital and annual cam paigns, and manage the centers philan thropy team. For more information call 407-659-5701 or visit www.TrustcoBank.com and apply today!Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKNot available for cash out refinances. *PMI Private Mortgage Insurance. Trustco Bank pays Private Mortgage Insurance on customers behalf. Please n ote: W e r eser ve the right to alte r or w ithdraw these products or certain featu res thereof without prior notification. 95% Financing NO Broker Fees NO Points NO Private Mortgage Insurance* Now Available All the Same Great Benefits! Pay Principal, Not PMI. This years Ball will honor Bruce Gould for his active and dedicated service to the JCC. Its an incredible party with casino games, live entertainment, a silent auc tion, food and drinks. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive in Orlando. Visit orlandojcc.org for more information. MARCH 14 Celtic Crossings will play Celtic harp, ute and violin music live at the Morse Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. March 14. Visit morsemuseum.org or call 407-645-5311. The Winter Park Public Library will pres ent Top Ten Things you Dont Know About Your Library at 7:45 a.m. March 14 at the Winter Park Welcome Center as part of the Good Morning Winter Park se ries. Its at 151 W. Lyman Ave. Free conti nental breakfast will be served.

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Page 4 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR City council seats and City Charter amendment question The city of Maitland will host a General Municipal Election on the close of the qualifying period Hall and Beverly J. Reponen. One cil Seat 4: John P. Lowndes. Per the City Charter, Mr. Lowndes, being unopposed, is declared elected without being voted upon in the General Municipal Election. Therefore, only one Council race will appear on the ballot. In addition to the election for Charter amendment question Maitland City Council adopted the City Charter and adopt bal lot language banning billboards and digital outdoor advertising in the city of Maitland. The adopted Charter Amendment (question) as follows: Shall the Maitland Charter be amended to include a prohibition on signs or groupings of signs in excess of thirty-two square feet in total sign area that publicize activities, ideas, products or services that are not con ducted, associated or available on the premises on which the sign or signs are located when such signs are to be erected for a period in excess of thirty consecutive days? YES FOR APPROVAL NO FOR REJECTION? If approved, this Charter Amendment will prohibit posting sign area that advertise activities, ideas, products or services at a lo cation other than where the sign is posted. This prohibition will only apply to signs erected for a period addition, this charter amendment will not prohibit the posting of is available on the citys website at itsmymaitland.com. For more information related to the proposed Charter Amend ment, please contact Community Development Director Richard itsmymaitland.com. The polling places for the up coming municipal election will Independence Lane, and the First Mohican Trial. The polls will be additional information regarding polling places, please contact the A look at the city ballot Educator. Mother. Public Servant.Sarah has lived in Winter Park for over 40 years and has served on over 60 local, state and national boards and task forces. She is a wife, mom, educator and a constant advocate for families and children. Along with her desire to preserve and protect Winter Parks unique quality of life, Sarah took oce with a priority to return civility to the City Commission. ree years later, the fractious meetings have mostly turned to constructive engagement. A Commissioner Who Keeps Her Promises.ree years ago Sarah ran for Winter Park Commissioner on a clearly spelled out platform to nancially strengthen the city and serve the citizens. Aer only one-term, she has kept her promises by voting to: Balance budgets without raising taxes Rollback the unpopular pay increase Commissioners previously voted themselves Increase reserves, Winter Parks rainy day fund Protect and preserve our cherished tree canopy, green spaces and parks Continue undergrounding utility lines (5 miles per year) Eliminate the dog park fees at Fleet Peeples ParkPolitical adertisment paid for and approved by Sarah Sprinkel, candidate for Winter Park Commissioner, non-partisan. Keep Winter Park on the Right Track. Keep Sarah Sprinkel on the City Commission Vote Sarah Sprinkel on March 11th ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Maitland residents will get the chance to vote on a charter amendment banning billboards next week.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Train station celebration The city, in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Ad ministration and Florida Depart ment of Transportation, celebrat ed the grand opening of the city of Winter Park Train Station on March 3. The City Commission was joined by Congressman John Mica, Orange County Mayor Tere sa Jacobs, other regional dignitar ies, and hundreds of community members. begin at the new station within Rail service will begin Thursday, architecture, passengers will be surrounded by solid beams of rich cherry wood etched with delicate carvings. Shades of green, royal blue and brown swirl about a beautifully laid tile wall remi niscent of the colors of a peacock. From the new public restrooms egantly created stained glass win dow of the city seal, the citys new train station will warmly greet or bid farewell to rail passengers as they arrive and depart Winter thering the citys commitment to sustainability. Monday was another great celebration for the city of Winter Park that showcased the success of partnerships and teamwork from across the region. Special thanks to all the city staff that worked tirelessly to keep this project ahead of schedule and un der budget. March 10 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis Park Ave. da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest: Consent Agenda and purchases (for a complete list ing, please visit cityofwinterpark. ous fees associated with connect ing utility services to the Grant Chapel. Public Hearings nance authorizing the issuance of Electric Revenue Bonds. nance vacating and abandoning Fawsett Road. nance authorizing the convey the city manager to enter into an Urban and Community Forestry Grant Memorandum of Agree ment with the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Consum er Services. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meet ings, you can watch them live, During the meeting, simply log business. Remember to vote The city will hold its municipal General Election for City Com If there is one thing that you can do to ensure your voice and opin ion is heard, stay informed during the campaign process and make an ef fort to vote in this upcoming Winter Park election. If you would like more informa tion regard ing the citys elections or call the City Clerks Call to artists The city of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce a call to artists in Central Park located in down town Winter Park. Joseph H. Sei pel, sculptor, educator and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, will serve as guest curator for Art on Artists nationwide who have participated in at least three pre vious juried shows are encour aged to submit entries for the competitive selection process now Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting Winning entries to be includ For more information regard ing Art on the Green, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advi on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Rail ribbon cut City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $1.75 billion during the last two years.Please visit any of our banking centers from Miami to Orlando or contact us at 1-800-435-8839. Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0106-3 CNreallyLndng.indd 1 1/10/14 11:19 AM PHOTO COUTESY OF EVOLVE DESIGN GROUP

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 7 Lifestyles ready accumulated a closet full of put even the most fashionable of collectors to shame. Christmas season, to handmade for casual cold weather lounging, doubling the quantity owned by any of her siblings. easy to assume the wardrobe ac cumulated courtesy of communal complicated when you wear a size so small they dont even make things in it for your species. months, Mini was relegated to owner Lori Elrod. Dog clothes larger than her owners thumb. I didnt even know they made ferret clothes, but they do, Lori said. And for a while they were Lori and her husband Bill have bred the hairless pups (and their never birthed a surviving dog so small. Vets told the couple not to get too attached to the tiny new born puppy born so small shed found ways to escape through the laundry bin playpen. But Mini quickly earned her sizably appropriate name, and a gained fans online, who both rooted for her health and sent the Elrods the small body the start of After months of possible con tention for the title of worlds smallest dog, Mini surpassed the average Chinese crested usu pounds. Mini wound up tripling the record, currently held by a Rico named Miracle Milly. Though too big for the record books, shes still found a way to bring in awards, placing on top of many a pet costume contest this past October, including the annual white coiffed Mohawk dyed pink around Central Park as a rock star sitting comfortably behind the trimmed feet to the sidewalks of Park Avenue today, Lindas quick to point out the no table prance in her dogs just seems to scream diva. But Minis happy to oblige passersby who frequently stop to question her breed and pose with her for pic tures, her tiny tongue quick to lick any admirers face. body She has no idea how small, or how spoiled, she is, Bill said. Its a good thing too because itd go straight to her head, and shes al See videos of Mini at Youtube.com/wpmobserver PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Mini spent many of her rst few months in the running for the title of worlds smallest dog. Now shes topped out at a whopping 3 pounds. Meet Mini, a tiny dog with a big attitude SARAH WILSON Observer staff Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program Books, Bytes & Bikes! Top Ten Things You Dont Know About Your Library Featuring Shawn Shaffer Executive Director Winter Park Public Library Who can save you hundreds of dollars each year? What increases the value of your home or business? Where can you go for all the answers you need? Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners and learn some not-so-quiet things about your local library. Friday, March 14, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. r f r n t b t n r f n t b n r rfntbbbrbbrbbbb

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Page 8 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer $1 50 for week $35 per day $ 1 0 second child discountCamp runs from 9:00 am 3:00 pm daily with extended care options of 8:00 am 5:30 pmExtended Care is $5 / day or $15 / week Drop In or registration less than 48 hours in advance: $45 1984 W. New Hampshire St. Orlando, Florida 32804 40 7 -7 45 5661 www.Theorlandoathletics.com March 2 1 st and March 24 th -28 th shook the Lakeland Center Satur back win, capturing their third state basketball championship in school history thanks to a little bit of luck. Goodluck, that is. The Wildcats topped Maynard time after Austin Goodluck made left in regulation to Saturdays FH Winter Parks third straight victory outlasting John I. Leonard and St. Pe tersburg earlier that week. This win and this team Im humbled right now to be a part of that, Coach Don ald Blackmon said. About a month to two months ago, this became more than a game of basketball. It became a group of men who came together to form a bond that was unbreak able. After three overtime wins in a row, I think we can all agree that this bond that theyve created took a life of its own. The Trojans were building on at the start of the fourth quarter, Winter Park. The Wildcats held a quarter before allowing the Tro But Winter Park fought back, eventually closing the gap with Goodlucks heroic late basket and riding their momentum to an overtime win. The state tournaments most valuable player award went to Winter Park Wildcat Elijah Farley, Winter Park senior Spencer Rivers knew his last name came with some added pressure. His older brother Austin created his own legacy after leading Winter Park High School to two consecu went on to play for Duke Univer sity before getting drafted to the NBA after just one season. But Spencer didnt let the spot light throw off his game, putting up seven points and nabbing two rebounds. His older brother and their father Doc werent in the stands on Saturday; they were both on and the New Orleans Pelicans were in Los Angeles paying a visit to Docs Clippers that same night. Theres always pressure, but I knew that as long as we win, Id won there was a weight off my shoulders. It feels amazing, theres not a word that describes it. Our team ed us to even get here. When we did, we won it. Wildcats crowned state champions Team comes from behind to win third state championship in school history TIM FREED Observer staff PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 9 Run, Walk, Train. MARCH 15 (Sat) Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 Mile*........... Park Avenue Presented by Florida Hospital 24 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins .......... Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 25 (Tue) Five & Dime 5k and 10k Training 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 AvenueDates are subject to change. *Track Shack Running Series Event Track Shack Distance Dare Event WPO2014 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall ANTIQUE APPRAISALS MARCH 8 11AM to 3PM2 FREE Verbal Appraisals. rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rf Susie Q is a womens classic and chic boutique owned by Susan Shea. The Boutique was de signed with the idea in mind to create a personal cusing on a womans in dividual lifestyle. Susan Sheas genu ine passion and love for fashion has enabled her to help women identify their personal style and deter mine what is missing in their wardrobe. Winter Park Village offers in pealed to Susan Shea in her deci sion to opening the boutique at its current location. The grand opening for Susie Q Submitted by Winter Park Village Susie Q brings chic boutique shopping PHOTOS COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE Susie Q will celebrate is grand opening in the Winter Park Vil lage on March 13. The store offers classic and chic womens styles. WPV Voice

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Page 10 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Park Village gift cards now available at self-serve kiosk located in the breezeway near White House Black Market 407.571.2700 | www.ShopWinterParkVillage.net Ulta Soma Pier 1 Loft White House Black Market WINTER P ARK VILLAGE Carmen Davis of Windermere is wearing clothes from White House Black Market and accessories from Coldwater Creek. Shop ShopWPV2014_9.25x11.125.indd 1 2/10/14 10:27 PM Meet your new neighbors at Winter Park Village! The Village recently welcomed Another Broken Egga breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant that is brand new to the Central Florida area. Based out of Louisiana, Another Broken Egg is Winter Parks answer to the typical, anywhere. Escape the everyday ba con and eggs and enjoy one of An other Broken Eggs many signature creations. Whether you grab a seat at try in Winter Park. Susie Q Boutique, the creation of Susan Shea, has opened its doors in WPV. The stylish boutique features a price points, making it a premier shop ping destination in WPV. Check out the beautiful storefront full of amaz ing accessories, fashionable clothing, unique gifts and more. For the beauty lovers, Ulta is fea turing two new cosmetics counters the only Ulta with a Lancome counter in the area. Stop in for a consultation Giveaways galore Have you liked Winter Park Vil lage on Facebook? Theyre constantly running new contests, giving away great prizes, and keeping you updated on the latest deals and developments at WPV. Did you know? Winter Park Village now has gift cards. They can be purchased at the way near White House Black Market, and come in any denomination up to where in Winter Park Village. Submitted by Winter Park Village PHOTO COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE Unusual breakfast and exclusive cosmetics

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 11 Now through mid-March Flowers everywhere at Bok Tower Peak bloom season has of Gardens, and this is the best time of year to visit the National His toric Landmark. Visitors observe hundreds of varieties of camellias and azaleas along with orchids, throughout the Gardens. What Frederick Law Olmsted has woodland gardens around the architectural wonder that houses Visit BokTowerGardens.org March 7 to 29 Sisters of Swing The story of the Andrews Sisters The Winter Park Playhouse the lives of famous performers, so we may look forward to the Cen tral Florida premiere of Sisters of Swing. The new musical fol Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars famous for en tertaining American GIs during World War II. The score features ing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Tickets to Sisters of Swing may be purchased by visiting winter parkplayhouse.org or by calling March 7 to April 18 Legendary abstract painter Harold Garde at Jai Gallery Artist Harold Garde, a legend sionist movement, recently cel added a work to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, as the subject of a major documen celebrated in a retrospective the bold and vivid creations of Orlando. The opening is free to March 8 Music of the Ballet with the Orlando Philharmonic Composers including Proko often familiar to contemporary audiences thanks to the music they wrote for ballets. Those com posers will be joined by Falla and the Bob Carr PAC when dancers from Orlando Ballet will perform to several of the greatest orches tral ballet scores of all time with the music performed live by the from La Valse, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet promise an evening of multiple talents on the stage of the Bob Carr. Visit March 8 and 9 Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross at Amway Center Vying for the title of most touring production, the Nuclear stop at the Amway Center on Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 12 Ha n n i b a lSquareHis t ori c Neighborhoo d $25 IN ADVANCE $30 AT THE DOOR WWW.WINTERPARK.ORG407.644.8281WEST NEW ENGLAND AVE.Featuring Beer, Wine Samples and Appetizers from Local Eateries, and Live Entertainment.20th 5to730 pm PRESENTED BY Art of Wine_Observer_5x8_Quart Pg.indd 1 2/7/14 3:57 PM NUCLEAR COWBOYZ SISTERS OF SWING BOK TOWER GARDENS Sunday, April 6, 2014 1 5 p.m. Winter Park Civic Center 1050 Morse Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789 TicketsAvailable at both Ronald McDonald Houses $5 ADVANCE Or$7 DOOR $5 SENIORS (AT DOOR) Children 3 and under FREE! JOIN US FOR: Ice Cream Floats, Create A Sundae, Celebrity Servers, Face Painting, Caricaturist, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Games, Pin the Cherry on the Sundae, Cake Walk, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Photo booth and more! Entertainment including special guests throughout! FEATURING: Blue Bell Ice Cream, Private Island Ice Cream, Jeremiahs Italian Ice, and Peak Season Pops. Special appearance by ventriloquist Jacki Manna! 4TH YEAR! For Information and Sponsorship Opportunities Contact: Linda Mayfield, Event Chair at 407-677-1552 or lmwp@cfl.rr.com. www.rmhorlando.org/events Thank You Sponsors(As of 2/27/14)

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Page 12 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer good guyz (the Nuclear Cow boyz) committed to defeating an with laser effects and a heavy metal soundtrack, the show also features the acclaimed Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors. Check out the action at nuclearcowboyz.com, and visit ticketmaster.com or call March 9 Be a part of Florida history With a spectacular view of the Capitol Dome, the Florida House is the only state embassy in rian Florida House has welcomed visiting Floridians, students and dignitaries to the nations capital. The annual fundraiser for Florida a private home in Orlando with a lakefront view, cocktails on the dock, locally grown and har vested foods, a silent auction and more. We can be part of Florida history as we support the fund raiser for our unique home in March 12 Social Media Marketing The Basics If you are interested in using social media for your business but dont know how to start, or if you are using social media but arent sure youre doing it right, an interactive seminar set demystify the social media mar keting basics no business should ignore. Covering strategies and best prac tices, the seminar will help you to help your busi ness gain visibility, develop relation ships and drive sales and responses. Total Wine at venue, and they will offer a com plimentary wine tasting after the seminar. RSVP to Ken Countess March 13 A Wine-A-Fare at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art The Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Lake Countys only dedi cated art museum, will hold their ied activities of the Museum, the CULTURE | Learn the tips and tricks of social media marketing C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Please see CULTURE on next page KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. The Learning Tree is a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter ParkWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! 1021 New York Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 41 years of service this year. ART BY HAROLD GARDE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 13 evening offers a wine tasting and heavy hors doeuvres, a silent Lake Eustis Museum is on the tis. For tickets, contact Caroline March 13 at 4 p.m. Walka-Mile in heels to Benet Harbor House Bringing awareness to the issue of domestic abuse while raising funds for Harbor House of Central Florida, hundreds of at 4 p.m. Domestic abuse knows orientation, and the statistics will begin at the Orange County Courthouse and walk to the Orange County History Museum. Lend your support at facebook. March 14 to 16 The Orlando Ballet Some Assembly Required Some Assembly Required is the name given to the world premiere performances being of fered by the Orlando Ballet on the Bob Carr PAC. The ballet is the newest creation by Artistic Direc tor Robert Hill, and it promises to showcase the dancers physical ity in movement as an evolving process. Additional works will be presented by guest choreogra Orlando Ballets Arcadian Broad and Telmo Moreira. Visit orlando ballet.org or ticketmaster.com for more information. March 14 to 16 God Sees Dog: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the Venue In the unauthorized parody Dog Sees God, the popu lar Peanuts characters are teenagers bat issues. When CBs dog dies, CB questions the best friend is burnt out, his sis ter has gone Goth, his girlfriend is in rehab, and other friends are unable to give him any solace. A chance meeting with an artistic kid (the target of the groups bul lying) offers CB a friendship that pushes teen angst to the limits. the The Venue in Orlando, tickets are available at DogSeesGodOr lando.com 407-896-5520 John Penne Lic. Real Estate Broker pennybrokers@earthlink.netYear after Year Penny brokers has saved home owners thousands and thousands of dollars on the sale of their home. Our goal is always customer satisfaction!AGENTS NEEDED: Currently we are looking for licensed experienced real estate agents interested in servicing our business in: Winter Park Maitland College Park Downtown Orlando Call John Penne 407-896-5520 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. CULTURE | Walk a mile in heels to help Harbor House of Central Florida raise domestic abuse awareness C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 Have a dog with lots of energy? We can help! 407-295-3888 B arkingDogFitness.com A tired dog is a happ y 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! GOD SEES DOG SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater POPCORN FLICKS IN THE PARK: ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODSFREE! Central Park, Winter Park Thurs 8PMFLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 4-13, 2014Passes and Packages on sale now! Floridalmfestival.comTHE GREAT BEAUTYAcademy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Winner! Best Foreign Language Film Fri, Sat, Sun 2:45, 6:15, 9:45 Mon, Thurs 6:15, 9:45 Tues 6:15 Wed 9:30Saturday Matinee Classics: TALK TO HERSat 12PMCult Classics: KILL BILL VOL. 1Only $5! Tues 9:30

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Page 14 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 3, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON Chris Jepson Perspectives Ive a modest proposal that Ill shortly outline. Its one that two of Americas out standing military leaders and presidents both came to similarly cautionary conclu sions about. George Washington said in his that, Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inaus picious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. D. Eisenhower another wartime com mander spoke his now famous warning, In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwar The potential for the disastrous rise of Why is it that Washington and Eisen howers prophetic warnings about an today largely ignored? Much is being said about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagels recent Pentagon budget. Hagel is recom mending that the army shrink to between not seen since before WWII. The U.S. mili discretionary spending, as opposed to say amounts of money spent on homeland security. By some estimates America will tional security. If what America spends on national security were its own economy, it century for America was WWII. Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Spanish American wasted American morality, lives and trea sure. We muck around the world because we have the military toys to do so and an imperialistic mindset that patriotically Americas defense establishment has sional districts. Consider that for a second. Plants equal jobs. Think of military ap propriations as corporate welfare (full em ployment for engineers, technicians, etc.). When building a new weapons system, the amount of what it cost for America to put a man on the moon. What? You want tional security. Were talking jobs. What if we attempted to reduce military appropriations and homeland security by half? It wouldnt happen because the it, claiming that such reductions under mine national security and, well, jobs. Lets be real. What really drives the issue is that Here is my proposal. If, hypothetically, you are The Boeing Company with nearly ting programs such as solar power, water treatment facilities, roads, bridges, etc. You get the same amount of federal money, you just invest it in programs (employ Ameri cans) that help the nation meet its real Itll never happen. A modest proposal Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! We came out of City Hall and grabbed a cab to Columbus Circle. We got my car out of the underground garage and drove over to Central Park South. I double parked for a moment, dashed up to my apartment, and grabbed my dog and two packed suitcases inside the door. for the Lincoln Tunnel. I got on the Jersey Turnpike and headed south. Oh yes! The with a brand new wedding ring on third We spent our honeymoon night in for Florida where b.w. wanted to see the little town I came from. My old Orlando friend Sally Duncan Pace invited us to stay with her for a few days. Sally, a recent widow, was busy in what else? Yes, real estate, and soon she had showed us a Gamble Rogers lakefront house in Winter Park, which, minutes after we walked in the door, we bought! When we drove north, we left a place where we were now homeowners! Natch, we soon returned to visit our real estate. My boyhood friend, Hope Strong, later mayor of Winter Park, threw us a nice party in his lovely home on Lake Osceola. His wife Peggy (Caldwell) had all through my earlier years. B.w. and I returned to Winter Park a couple of times and soon bought a Stein way grand, which we put in our living room. With the piano, we had the mak people came to renew old acquaintances, and b.w. played some songs for me to sing. we had bought a house in Winter Park, where we had no particular reason to be. But reasons soon surfaced: the Univer sity of Central Floridawhich I had not tenured Distinguished Professor of Voice, which was reason enough! And I ended up Early on, b.w. and I founded the Orlando Celebrity Concert Association the Bob Carr annually. to know the students had brought me last ing pleasure. Sometime later I started the Tuesday Evening Eating Meeting with a group of friends who meet for a pleasant evening out, good food and conversation at a favorite restaurant. Life in Winter Park is about as good as it gets anywhere for people who own a house and have provided themselves with comfortable living in their later years. There are a multitude of cultured retir ees here who are full of energy and the social graces. The Central Florida weather doesnt take long to convince people that it is much preferable to anything above the St. Johns River. And Orlando is, to boot, a big, convenient city with an International Airport that can get you almost anywhere you might want to go. Central Floridians have plenty of friends up North who are just dying to spend a few days in our sunshine and are just waiting for an invitation. ticed football at Winter Park High School, and when I see the Lake Virginia stretch of shore where there were formerly two wooden docks on the Rollins College lakefront that jutted far out into the lake and provided the location for the an nual Florida State Swimming and Diving Championships. along with the short trains of oranges the miles from Orlando to a loading zone. We kids used to hop on and off the train for short rides despite being told endlessly not to do so! Lots of things I remember are gone gone with my fond youth that I still recall A decisive trip About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Capen currency has a shelf life My marketing students have already The question is ... have Winter Park resi dents? City fathers and mothers who have spearheaded and supported the Capen House move are to be warmly congratu lated for their incredible efforts. But theres nothing wrong with asking for something in return, especially when doing so ben Rest assured that our mayor and city commissioners will have the last word on the way in which historic preservation plays out in Winter Park. Thats how it works everywhere. It will be no different here. What is different in our town is that were under the mistaken impression that a local government stacked against historic preservation can objectively react to com mittees, consultants, etc. trying to get a word in edgewise for historic preservation. In Palm Beach, Fla., Newport, R.I. and Pittsburgh, a preservation foundation completely independent of local govern ment formulates and advocates policy. Yes, a mayor and city commissioners weigh Winter Park historic preservation dies in a committee before it can even see the light of day. Thats not an accident. Check your about the Capen House. And nothing has improved in how many months? Living in a historic house doesnt negate the need to community, who did not move here to lose what attracted them to our town in the you havent walked your talk. Why else would your close friend feel the need to run against you? We need a preservation foundation of Winter Park that is not beholden to government and bought and paid for by Yes, we saved the Capen House, but gov ernment inaction on historic preservation guarantees that well be having to raise hundreds of thousands to save another house before too long. Now is the time for Capen House donors to insist that a room in the Capen House be designated the temporary head quarters of The Preservation Foundation of Winter Park. Donors have currency to spend that has a very limited shelf life. Do you really think that anyone is go ing to designate that room in the Capen House after all of the Capen House funds have been raised? Well, do you? Will Graves Founder, Friends of Winter Park

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 15 OBSERVER Just Sold Homes SUNDAY 1-4 MEDITERRANEAN POOL HOME 1050 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 2,112SF. Close to Rollins Col lege and downtown Winter Park, WP Library and the new Alfond Inn. This split-plan home features built-ins, wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, kitchen with newer appliances, dining area and terrific flex space. Two-car garage and guest pad parking. The private backyard pool and patio are perfect for entertain ing and year-round fun! Mature land scaping! Move-in ready! $389,000 PRIVATE BEACH ON LAKE SYBELIA 1110 N Lake Sybelia Drive, Maitland. 5BD/4.5BA, 4,517SF. Largest lakefront lot on Lake Sybelia. Custom boat dock with lift, open pool with refinished deck, and expansive lake views of ski lake throughout. Eat-in kitchen has gran ite counters and stainless appliances. Master bath offers Italian tile, custom cherry cabinets, and oversized Jacuzzi tub overlooking lake. Media room, library with gas fireplace and oversized two car garage. $1,250,000 MEDITERRANEAN TOWNHOME ON TREE LINED STREET 541 Fairfax Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,095SF. Light and bright townhome with vaulted ceilings, wood floors, bonus loft and a private court yard. Large downstairs master bedroom with fireplace and French door access Sunday, March 9th 653 E. Marks Street, Orlando FL 32803 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,757 SF | $829,000 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Originally built in 1930, this home has been thoughtfully renovated and expanded for modern living. Features in clude hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite with sitting area, and guest house with own kitchen and full bath. Truly spectacular outdoor living space with built-in Alfresco grill and gas fireplace. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1003 Fleck Avenue, Orlando FL 32804 2 BR | 1 BA | 986 SF | $132,000 Enjoy a quiet, College Park private neigh borhood with access to Big Lake Fair view! Situated on a corner lot, this home features spacious bedrooms and an open kitchen. Hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen appliances, new plumbing and updated electrical complete this lovely home! Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 225 Carolyn Drive, Oviedo FL 32765 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 5,378 SF | $1,125,000 Fabulous Mediterranean lakefront home! Situated on a double lot with 82 of front age on pristine Long Lake. Gorgeous finishes throughout. Formal living and dining rooms, chefs dream kitchen, fam ily room with fireplace and huge 22x23 game room. Oversized master retreat offers a separate sitting/dressing area and French doors that lead to the sec ond floor balcony overlooking the pool and lake. Soaring two story screen patio encompass the pavered deck, sparkling pool and soothing waterfalls. Additional features include heated spa, outdoor shower, dock and boathouse! Hosted by: Cindy Watson with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 960 Georgia Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,654 SF | $1,080,000 Picturesque location on a brick street at the corner of Georgia & Palmer ~ Walk to Park Avenue! Fantastic wall of windows in the family room overlooking the pool and spa. Spacious kitchen, plantation shutters throughout, gorgeous wood floors, high ceilings and three fireplaces. Private fenced backyard with mature landscaping. Hosted by: Jennifer Sloan with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM MaryStuart Day & Megan Cross 3260 Ellwood Ct, Winter Park $155,000. 02/26/2014 Kelly Maloney 426 Torgiano Dr, Ocoee $342,100. 02/25/2014 Patty Peelen 2167 Huron Trail, Mait land $335,000. 02/27/2014 Maria Van Warner 1609 Jessamine Ave, Orlando $262,500. 02/28/2014 Meg Dolan 1356 Holly Glen Run, Apopka $186,000. 02/28/2014 Kelly Maloney 10 Escondido Cir, Alt Springs $70,000. 02/28/2014 Kim Galloway 5303 S. Atantic Ave, #68, New Smyrna Beach $317,500. 02/28/2014 Joe Miller 3699 Derran Lane, Orlando $488,750. 02/28/2014 Dawn Romance 1551 Oakhurst Ave, Winter Park $870,000. 03/03/2014 8848 Grey Hawk Point, Orlando FL 32836 sold by Jennifer Sloan with Kelly Price & Company 7728 Glenmoor Lane, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Patrick Higgins 1239 Baypoint Drive, Longwood FL 32750 sold by Renee Dee Morgan 1563 Hanks Avenue, Orlando FL 32814 sold by Jennifer King & Jennifer JJ Mackle OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLA C E MindGym March 3, 2014 to courtyard. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. New interior paint, new carpet and refinished wood floors. Over sized two car garage. Great location just blocks from Park Avenue. $450,000 SINGLE STORY CONDO IN COUNTRY CLUB AREA 904 Sussex Close, Orlando. 3BD/2BA, 2,060SF. Air conditioned two car garage, ten foot ceilings, parquet floors, com pletely repainted, new plantation shut ters, new carpet, new electrical panel, re-piped and roof resealed. Crown mold ing, wainscoting, wood burning fireplace and brick patio. Community pool, night security guard and great location. $259,000 HOME ON WATERBRIDGE CUL-DE-SAC 1300 Serena Drive, Winter Park. 3 BD/2BA, 2,342 SF. Full of natural light, this recently renovated single family home with open family room & kitchen has new tile floors, granite, stainless and pendant lights. New baths. Large living room with vaulted ceilings and woodburning fireplace. French doors open to 3 courtyards. 2-car garage. $449,900 NEW PRICE! COUNTRY CLUB OF ORLANDO TOWN HOME 2036 S Countryside Circle, Orlando. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,054SF. End unit with spa cious rooms, plantation shutters and crown molding. Open porch off fam ily room with brick accent wall leads to oversized two car garage. Commu nity offers night security guard, common grounds and optional pool membership. $204,500 ANNOUNCEMENTS CLEAR ROADBLOCKS TO YOUR BEST LIFE! Energetic Clearing, March 12, 6-8pm, Winter Park Civic Center, Room B, 1050 Morse Blvd., WP. Clear detrimental ener gy patterns. Call Marcia today 407-3060405 to reserve admission with Visa/MC (limited to 40); $20/person; Next session 3/26. Must be 18. United Rentals is selling surplus equipment at no re serve internet auction on March 14. Bid now on service trucks, F350, F450, F550s, pickup trucks at www.purple wave.com Winter Park Benefit Shop: at 140 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware/bric-a brac. Need volun teers contact Elizabeth Comer 407647-8276. Open 9:30am-2pm every Tues & Fri (and Sat 10am-2PM). Pro ceeds support childrens programs and the Orlando Blind Assoc. EDUCATION AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Finan cial aid for qualified students. Job place ment assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www. 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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MARCH 2014 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 3/2014We couldnt ask for anything more.When Ruth McDaniel and her son David agreed she needed a lifestyle with more security, she visited The May ower on the recommendation of friends. Everyone there was so friendly and interesting, and the amenities were so far beyond what I saw at other communities. In the end, the choice was clear. Now living only a mile apart, Ruth and her three granddaughters enjoy cultural outings and Sunday brunches in The May owers dining room. The memories weve made here are priceless, she says. Mom is just as independent as always, adds David. At the same time, its reassuring to know shell always be well cared for. As a family, we couldnt ask for anything more.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620.www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court | Winter Park, FL 32792 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community P E ACE OF MI N D... [ and priceless memories ] Pet Rescue by Judy nally nds forever home Please see JUDY on page 2 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Judy Sarullo, left, inside her new adoption facility, poses for the camera with Totally Wireds Peter Iwanowski, one of many who volunteered to help Sarullos pet rescue dream come true. The new Pet Rescue by Judy Animal Resource Campus will open March 23 BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior To see adoptable pets, visit petrescuebyjudy.com or facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy

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Page 2 Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. rfntbrntrnfrfrttr trrtfrrtbfrtfft ttnfrrntr ttr fttffttrtfrrrn tnttrrttfnt rttttrrrtrt frnrt ffttttrtfffrttrr ttfntttft fftrrtfftrftrtrrr rt rtrtfrrntrt rfntbrnr rnttrrntff tttfrtrn frrrtrntrn ttrft tfftrrtfr rrntff tttttfffrttrrttfntrttt trrrtrt frnrtttft fftrrtff rtt trftrtrrrrtrtr tfrrntrt rfnntt 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. More proof that exercise pays off for seniors JUDY | Pet rescue dream comes true C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 7 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Hard-line politics and the losing game Senior Calendar yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in March at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sub lime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in March at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in March for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. (There will be no class on March 2.) The Maitland Senior Center pres ents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (March 14 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serv ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare Medigap, HMOs, Med icaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. For more in formation, email information@ elderaffairs.org, call 1-800-96 ELDER, or visit oridashine.org The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. com CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. An intermedi ate class is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/reg ister C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 8

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WPMOBSERVER.COM Thursday, March 6, 2014 Central Floridas vision of a new commuter rail seemed closer to reality than ever before on Monday as city, county and outside the Winter Park SunRail Station. The train stop beside Central that runs from Orlando, up through Seminole County and stopping in DeBary. trains are set to start carrying Isnt this indeed a special day? Not just special day in Winter Park, but a special day in our region, Mayor Ken Bradley said. I would even say a special day in the United States. Residents had the chance to tour a SunRail train after the cer emony and step inside the new station before it greets and sends off passengers. Winter Parks his tory of trains helped inspire the design of the new building, said and creative design partner of style ticket window and seat ing area inside greets visitors the citys signature peacock sits atop the roof, immortalized on a weather vane. Bradley and local artist Ruth Attaway took a moment to unveil a stained glass window depicting the citys peacock crested seal. The artwork cre ated by Attaway will sit above an archway inside, casting rays of colored light into the stations atrium. The ribbon cutting marked a successful completion of a project Winter Park that began formed to determine the feasibil train system going through the city. Residents voted in support of adding a SunRail station two years later. SunRail was going to come through our city [whether we liked it] or not, Bradley said. The question before us was whether we were going to have a stop. I can think of nothing worse than if SunRail was going by us without a stop today. This is going to make a huge difference in our city. Residents could save on gas by using SunRail, but advan tages will come to residents even if they never hop aboard the new USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! REBUILDING A DYNASTYSPORTS, 8Meet MiniThe small dog with a big attitude LIFESTYLES, 7Pet Rescue by Judy moves into its forever homeCENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, C1COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 3 CALENDAR ................... 3 LIFESTYLES ................... 7 SPORTS ..................... 8 WPV VOICE ................... 9 CULTURE .................... 11 OPINIONS ................... 14 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 15 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR SECTION C Election day for seat two on the Winter Park City Commis sion this Tuesday draws near as candidates Sandy Womble and City Commissioner Sarah Sprin kel continue to push their cam paigns to gain voter support. Sprinkel and Womble will have the chance to rake in more votes today as they engage in a public forum at the Winter Park Public Library at noon. The Observer spoke with both candidates prior to the candi date forum to get their insight on some of Winter Parks pressing issues and endeavors. Winter Park City Commis sioners voted last Monday to period actively negotiating for a minor league baseball team in Winter Park. The citys has been looking into a stadium for more than a year now, and the feasibil ity of the project still remains in question. The City Commission and staff are eyeing four potential loca tions for a new ballpark: Rollins Harper Shepherd Field, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, the incom ing Ravaudage development, and the Votech property owned PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERSarah Sprinkel and Sandy Womble will debate at the Winter Park Library on March 6.Sprinkel, Womble to debate this weekCity Commission candidates set for debate as election day approachesTIM FREED Observer staff Please see COMMISSION on page 2With a recovering economy and increasing developer inter est, the candidates in the March on longstanding goals to start to give residents what theyve been asking for: a real downtown. At a Meet the Candidates Hall presented their thoughts on While residents and the candi lacked the usual debate format, the Observer was there to get the scoop and follow up afterward. Meet the candidates for yourself below, as the Observer lets each of them offer their thoughts on Maitlands most pressing issues. Downtown developmentDowntown redevelopment has been on the minds residents for decades, as theyve been stuck and dwindling shops. Longtime local activist Martha hearing the opinions of residents and on helping the city to develop as a place where all citizens have an equal seat at the table when it comes to voicing opinions. We need to make sure this is Meet the Maitland candidatesSARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see COUNCIL on page 6Next stop: Central ParkWinter Park SunRail station celebrates grand openingTIM FREED Observer staff Please see SUNRAIL on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterExecutive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method For 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERWinter Park celebrated its SunRail station ribbon cutting with a ceremony on March 3. www.wpmobserver.com/enews

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Page 2 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, March 6, 2014 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COMPUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSChris JepsonJepson@MediAmerica.usLouis RoneyLRoney@cfl.rr.comJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.comADVERTISING SALESLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of CommerceWinter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect.TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellVICE PRESIDENTSPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster COMMISSION | Candidates go to bat over possible minor league baseball stadiumSUNRAIL | Mica predicts bright future and expansions for SunRail in coming yearsby Orange County Public Schools Womble saw a new baseball team as a positive opportunity, but didnt want to lose any green space in the process. I think the devils in the de tails, Womble said. Some of the issues concern me, like the Martin Luther King Park being used. Im not in favor of putting a ballpark there That park belongs to the people that live here, not private enterprise. Baseball could certainly bring an economic boost to the area, Sprinkel said, but funding the construction for a new stadium remains one of the biggest chal lenges. The cost will not fall on the Winter Park residents didnt hesitate to open their wallets for one historic cause last year. The local communitys effort to save the Capen House from the wreck ing ball brought historic preser vation into the spotlight, leaving residents questioning the citys approach with designating his toric buildings. Winter Park should do what ever it can to bring more proper ties into the citys historic register, Womble said. The lack of plaques around the city as part of our important historic properties is quite frank ly embarrassing, Womble said. Thats something Id work on. Central Park is a historic park and it would be great to have a plaque there. But Sprinkel didnt believe the historic designation process should be rushed, despite the out cry from residents that historic landmarks are being lost. Theres a process we need to go through and we need to honor that, Sprinkel said. Just because somebody doesnt agree with that doesnt mean we need to hurry up and rush. I dont go with this the sky is falling, Chicken Little idea. The state of Winter Parks tree canopy has also put the City Com mission under scrutiny. A steadily growing number of dead trees and falling limbs prompted the city to reevaluate its tree ordinances. City Arborist Dru Dennison told City Commissioners last Oc for safety reasons. The responsibility of main taining trees along neighborhood roads falls on residents, but an Urban Forestry Management Plan passed in January could change that, Sprinkel said I certainly would never be in favor of the residents continuing to be responsible, Sprinkel said. People out there think the city has been responsible and they havent been. Some of the residents cant take care of them. Whether they cant, wont or whatever it is, the reality is we need to make sure this tree canopy is here forever. In order to do that, we have to make some changes. The city should be entirely re sponsible for maintaining the tree canopy, Womble said. Id be in favor of retuning that right to the city and not placing that burden on the citizens, she said. Other changes might be neces sary to boost business along Park Avenue, where most merchants are forced to keep their doors meet. The slower summer months are just awful; they really are terrible, said Womble, who for mally owned an art gallery along Park Avenue called Palm House Gallery. The trademark for Park Av enue is the individual boutiques and eateries. We need to work to protect them and promote them I think the rent is too high in cer tain parts of the Avenue. Sprinkel said she too remem their doors open for only nine months out of the year. This years election proves years, Sprinkel said. The election ballot doesnt include any charter amendments or other items resi dents will only be voting on the complicate the counting process. The two women will need to work that much harder to gather support and bring out voters, Sprinkel said. You cant ever sit back and think Oh, if I just did one more thing or What if I had just walked one more neighborhood or called one more person, Sprinkel said. Thats what keeps you going. train system, Bradley said. We have people who come from all four counties to work in our hospital, so the citizens of whether or not they ever get on the SunRail, he said. Theyre who serve them are going to use SunRail. await the opening of Maitlands Mayor Howard Schieferdecker said. We have the Maitland Center Schieferdecker said. The key is getting east to west, getting passengers from the station to the Maitland Center and back. A future FDOT project that would Maitland Boulevard new transportation system to the center, he said. The planned SunRail route from Orlando to DeBary will only be the beginning, U.S. Rep. John Mica said. The network of downtown Orlando area up to the northwest, reaching cities like Apopka, U.S. Rep. John Mica said. Its the beginning of a new era for trans portation in our region, Mica said. The main thing is looking at the future and how it connects to gether. People will use it if its convenient. Future phases of the proj ect are set to connect SunRail to local airports and form bus connections near the stations for residents who live farther east or west of the tracks, Mica said. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE rfn tbtrtbftrt tffrtftANY ff jackisobo1@gmail.com407-340-9500 bb rt Thursday, March 13th 6-9pm, SoNapa Grille in MaitlandFREE rtt ff Get info, Register/pay online and get your bidder number at http://www.beachief.com Please mark your calendars and BOOK YOUR SITTERS! Its the beginning of a new era for transportation in our region, Mica said. A public forum between Sarah Sprinkel and Sandy Womble starts at noon today, March 6, at the Winter Park Public Library. Winter Parks municipal election is Tuesday, March 11. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for a list of voting locations.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 3 FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MARCH 6 Save the date for the Economic Update Breakfast, focusing on the state of busi ness after the great recession, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. March 6. An economic over view will be provided by Dr. Bill Seyfried, professor of economics at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Afterwards, Dr. Seyfried will moderate a panel discussion with local business leaders on Life After the Great Reces sion. Registration deadline is Feb. 27, so act now. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MARCH 7Its Date Night at Leu Gardens! See a classic movie or current feature lm on one of the largest outdoor screens in Cen tral Florida. Come early and enjoy a stroll in the 50-acre garden before the movie. Movies are shown the rst Friday of every month from February through December (no movie in July). Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. This months movie is To Have and Have Not starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Ba call. Garden admission is $6 per adult, $3 per child (K-12th grade) and free for Leu Garden Members. The event is weather permitting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. For more information, please contact the Leu Gar dens at 407-246-2620 and visit leugar dens.org for movie selections.MARCH 8Rollins Colleges crew teams Spring Break Race starts at 8 a.m. March 8 at Lake Maitland. Visit rollinssports.com for more information. Get ready for the J Ball, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlandos largest and most important fundraiser of the year. MARCH 7Story Time at Leu Gardens is held the rst Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Hundreds of families visit Leu Gardens to participate in Orange County Library Systems imaginative and in spiring story time event. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and engages children in songs, rhymes and books for infants through 5 years of age. Best of all, sto ry time and Leu Gardens are free. This months event is March 7. Visit leugar dens.org for more information. MARCH 8 The Baldwin Park Doggie Derby unleashes the dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corrine Commons, 1913 Meeting Place in Orlando. Visit doggiederby.com to register. Get your kids active with the Smile Mile, a morning of fun and tness for all kids age groups at Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. It all starts at 8 a.m. March 8 and runs until after the nal 4-year-old runners at 11:30 a.m. Visit trackshack.com for more information. MARCH 15Theres something for everyone at the Winter Park Road Race presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, March 15, on Park Avenue, with a 10K road race, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk and free Kids Run! Winter Park/Maitland Observer readers receive a $2 discount on online race reg istration. Register at TrackShack.com and use code WPO2014. The ( registration deadline is Thursday, March 13. Call 407.641.3687 or visit www.GetScreenedToday.comTell your #1 to get screened for#2 FHMG-14-17238 Colon cancer is the #2 leading cause of cancer-related deaths. And your #1 go-to person could be at risk, yet symptomless.Its no caper; every day the superhero in your life performs monumental feats to ensure youre healthy, happy and well-prepared to navigate all lifes obstacles. If your #1 is 50 or older, guide them toward getting a routine colon cancer screening*, which leads to early detection, prevention and cures! Screenings help make this cancer up to 90% preventable!March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.The #1 thing to do is y in for a screening. Depending on your ethnicity, family and personal health history, your doctor may recommend earlier screenings Community Bulletin Free tax help Tax-Aide volunteers, trained and certi ed by the IRS, will provide free income tax assistance at the Winter Park Library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through April 15. Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as a copy of last years income tax return; forms showing income earned, pensions and Social Security; 1099 forms showing interest and dividends; photo ID of self; plus social security cards for all those listed on their return. Free electronic ling will be available. For additional informa tion, call 407-647-5233 or our toll-free number at 1-888-227-7669 or visit our website at aarp.org/taxaideKeepin it real for kidsMaurice Johnson, division president of homebuilder Taylor Morrison, recently spoke at the Joe R. Lee Branch of Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, located in Eatonville, about habits of successful people. He spoke as part of the clubs Keepin It Real Series, an event that fo cuses on promoting dreams and hope for club members. Art of developmentThe Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Leah Shepherd vice president of development. In this role, she will oversee the capital and annual cam paigns, and manage the centers philan thropy team. For more information call 407-659-5701 or visit www.TrustcoBank.com and apply today!Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCO BANKNot available for cash out refinances. *PMI Private Mortgage Insurance. Trustco Bank pays Private Mortgage Insurance on customers behalf. Please note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw these products or certain features thereof without prior notification. 95% Financing NO Broker Fees NO Points NO Private Mortgage Insurance* Now Available All the Same Great Benefits! Pay Principal, Not PMI. This years Ball will honor Bruce Gould for his active and dedicated service to the JCC. Its an incredible party with casino games, live entertainment, a silent auction, food and drinks. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive in Orlando. Visit orlandojcc.org for more information. MARCH 14Celtic Crossings will play Celtic harp, ute and violin music live at the Morse Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. March 14. Visit morsemuseum.org or call 407-645-5311. The Winter Park Public Library will pres ent Top Ten Things you Dont Know About Your Library at 7:45 a.m. March 14 at the Winter Park Welcome Center as part of the Good Morning Winter Park series. Its at 151 W. Lyman Ave. Free conti nental breakfast will be served.

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Page 4 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR City council seats and City Charter amendment questionThe city of Maitland will host a General Municipal Election on the close of the qualifying period Hall and Beverly J. Reponen. One cil Seat 4: John P. Lowndes. Per the City Charter, Mr. Lowndes, being unopposed, is declared elected without being voted upon in the General Municipal Election. Therefore, only one Council race will appear on the ballot. In addition to the election for Charter amendment question Maitland City Council adopted the City Charter and adopt bal lot language banning billboards and digital outdoor advertising in the city of Maitland. The adopted Charter Amendment (question) as follows: Shall the Maitland Charter be amended to include a prohibition on signs or groupings of signs in excess of thirty-two square feet in total sign area that publicize activities, ideas, products or services that are not con ducted, associated or available on the premises on which the sign or signs are located when such signs are to be erected for a period in excess of thirty consecutive days? YES FOR APPROVAL NO FOR REJECTION? If approved, this Charter Amendment will prohibit posting sign area that advertise activities, ideas, products or services at a lo cation other than where the sign is posted. This prohibition will only apply to signs erected for a period addition, this charter amendment will not prohibit the posting of is available on the citys website at itsmymaitland.com. For more information related to the proposed Charter Amend ment, please contact Community Development Director Richard itsmymaitland.com. The polling places for the up coming municipal election will Independence Lane, and the First Mohican Trial. The polls will be additional information regarding polling places, please contact the A look at the city ballot Educator. Mother. Public Servant.Sarah has lived in Winter Park for over 40 years and has served on over 60 local, state and national boards and task forces. She is a wife, mom, educator and a constant advocate for families and children. Along with her desire to preserve and protect Winter Parks unique quality of life, Sarah took oce with a priority to return civility to the City Commission. ree years later, the fractious meetings have mostly turned to constructive engagement. A Commissioner Who Keeps Her Promises.ree years ago Sarah ran for Winter Park Commissioner on a clearly spelled out platform to nancially strengthen the city and serve the citizens. Aer only one-term, she has kept her promises by voting to: Balance budgets without raising taxes Rollback the unpopular pay increase Commissioners previously voted themselves Increase reserves, Winter Parks rainy day fund Protect and preserve our cherished tree canopy, green spaces and parks Continue undergrounding utility lines (5 miles per year) Eliminate the dog park fees at Fleet Peeples ParkPolitical adertisment paid for and approved by Sarah Sprinkel, candidate for Winter Park Commissioner, non-partisan. Keep Winter Park on the Right Track. Keep Sarah Sprinkel on the City Commission Vote Sarah Sprinkel on March 11th ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMaitland residents will get the chance to vote on a charter amendment banning billboards next week.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Train station celebrationThe city, in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Ad ministration and Florida Depart ment of Transportation, celebrat ed the grand opening of the city of Winter Park Train Station on March 3. The City Commission was joined by Congressman John Mica, Orange County Mayor Tere sa Jacobs, other regional dignitar ies, and hundreds of community members. begin at the new station within Rail service will begin Thursday, architecture, passengers will be surrounded by solid beams of rich cherry wood etched with delicate carvings. Shades of green, royal blue and brown swirl about a beautifully laid tile wall remi niscent of the colors of a peacock. From the new public restrooms egantly created stained glass win dow of the city seal, the citys new train station will warmly greet or bid farewell to rail passengers as they arrive and depart Winter thering the citys commitment to sustainability. Monday was another great celebration for the city of Winter Park that showcased the success of partnerships and teamwork from across the region. Special thanks to all the city staff that worked tirelessly to keep this project ahead of schedule and un der budget. March 10 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis Park Ave. da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest:Consent Agenda and purchases (for a complete list ing, please visit cityofwinterpark. ous fees associated with connect ing utility services to the Grant Chapel.Public Hearings nance authorizing the issuance of Electric Revenue Bonds. nance vacating and abandoning Fawsett Road. nance authorizing the convey the city manager to enter into an Urban and Community Forestry Grant Memorandum of Agree ment with the Florida Depart ment of Agriculture and Consum er Services. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meet ings, you can watch them live, During the meeting, simply log business.Remember to voteThe city will hold its municipal General Election for City Com If there is one thing that you can do to ensure your voice and opin ion is heard, stay informed during the campaign process and make an ef fort to vote in this upcoming Winter Park election. If you would like more informa tion regard ing the citys elections or call the City Clerks Call to artists The city of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce a call to artists in Central Park located in down town Winter Park. Joseph H. Sei pel, sculptor, educator and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, will serve as guest curator for Art on Artists nationwide who have participated in at least three pre vious juried shows are encour aged to submit entries for the competitive selection process now Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting Winning entries to be includ For more information regard ing Art on the Green, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advi on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo.Rail ribbon cut City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $1.75 billion during the last two years.Please visit any of our banking centers from Miami to Orlando or contact us at 1-800-435-8839. Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0106-3 CNreallyLndng.indd 1 1/10/14 11:19 AM PHOTO COUTESY OF EVOLVE DESIGN GROUP

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 7Lifestyles ready accumulated a closet full of put even the most fashionable of collectors to shame. Christmas season, to handmade for casual cold weather lounging, doubling the quantity owned by any of her siblings. easy to assume the wardrobe ac cumulated courtesy of communal complicated when you wear a size so small they dont even make things in it for your species. months, Mini was relegated to owner Lori Elrod. Dog clothes larger than her owners thumb. I didnt even know they made ferret clothes, but they do, Lori said. And for a while they were Lori and her husband Bill have bred the hairless pups (and their never birthed a surviving dog so small. Vets told the couple not to get too attached to the tiny new born puppy born so small shed found ways to escape through the laundry bin playpen. But Mini quickly earned her sizably appropriate name, and a gained fans online, who both rooted for her health and sent the Elrods the small body the start of After months of possible con tention for the title of worlds smallest dog, Mini surpassed the average Chinese crested usu pounds. Mini wound up tripling the record, currently held by a Rico named Miracle Milly. Though too big for the record books, shes still found a way to bring in awards, placing on top of many a pet costume contest this past October, including the annual white coiffed Mohawk dyed pink around Central Park as a rock star sitting comfortably behind the trimmed feet to the sidewalks of Park Avenue today, Lindas quick to point out the no table prance in her dogs just seems to scream diva. But Minis happy to oblige passersby who frequently stop to question her breed and pose with her for pic tures, her tiny tongue quick to lick any admirers face. body She has no idea how small, or how spoiled, she is, Bill said. Its a good thing too because itd go straight to her head, and shes al See videos of Mini at Youtube.com/wpmobserverPHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMini spent many of her rst few months in the running for the title of worlds smallest dog. Now shes topped out at a whopping 3 pounds.Meet Mini, a tiny dog with a big attitudeSARAH WILSON Observer staff Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program Books, Bytes & Bikes! Top Ten Things You Dont Know About Your Library Featuring Shawn Shaffer Executive Director Winter Park Public Library Who can save you hundreds of dollars each year? What increases the value of your home or business? Where can you go for all the answers you need? Meet and greet with commu nity leaders and business owners and learn some not-so-quiet things about your local library. Friday, March 14, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org. rf rntbtnrfntbn r rfntbbbrbbrbbbb

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Page 8 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer $150 for week $35 per day $10 second child discountCamp runs from 9:00 am 3:00 pm daily with extended care options of 8:00 am 5:30 pmExtended Care is $5 / day or $15 / week Drop In or registration less than 48 hours in advance: $45 1984 W. New Hampshire St. Orlando, Florida 32804 407-745-5661 www.Theorlandoathletics.com March 2 1 st and March 24 th -28 th shook the Lakeland Center Satur back win, capturing their third state basketball championship in school history thanks to a little bit of luck. Goodluck, that is. The Wildcats topped Maynard time after Austin Goodluck made left in regulation to Saturdays FH Winter Parks third straight victory outlasting John I. Leonard and St. Pe tersburg earlier that week. This win and this team Im humbled right now to be a part of that, Coach Don ald Blackmon said. About a month to two months ago, this became more than a game of basketball. It became a group of men who came together to form a bond that was unbreak able. After three overtime wins in a row, I think we can all agree that this bond that theyve created took a life of its own. The Trojans were building on at the start of the fourth quarter, Winter Park. The Wildcats held a quarter before allowing the Tro But Winter Park fought back, eventually closing the gap with Goodlucks heroic late basket and riding their momentum to an overtime win. The state tournaments most valuable player award went to Winter Park Wildcat Elijah Farley, Winter Park senior Spencer Rivers knew his last name came with some added pressure. His older brother Austin created his own legacy after leading Winter Park High School to two consecu went on to play for Duke Univer sity before getting drafted to the NBA after just one season. But Spencer didnt let the spot light throw off his game, putting up seven points and nabbing two rebounds. His older brother and their father Doc werent in the stands on Saturday; they were both on and the New Orleans Pelicans were in Los Angeles paying a visit to Docs Clippers that same night. Theres always pressure, but I knew that as long as we win, Id won there was a weight off my shoulders. It feels amazing, theres not a word that describes it. Our team ed us to even get here. When we did, we won it.Wildcats crowned state championsTeam comes from behind to win third state championship in school historyTIM FREED Observer staff PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 9 Run, Walk, Train. MARCH 15 (Sat) Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race 10k & 2 Mile*...........Park Avenue Presented by Florida Hospital 24 (Mon) Beginning Walk-Run Program Begins ..........Blue Jacket Park Presented by Track Shack Fitness Club 25 (Tue) Five & Dime 5k and 10k Training 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 AvenueDates are subject to change. *T rack Shack Running Series Event Track Shack Distance Dare Event WPO2014 853 South Orlando Ave.Just south of Fairbanks on Hwy. 17-92 (1 mi. east of I-4, Exit 87)Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-454715,000 sq. ft. featuring 140 dealersOPEN 7 DAYSMonSat 10 Sun 12No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL!Visit us on Facebook. Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall ANTIQUE APPRAISALS MARCH 8 11AM to 3PM2 FREE Verbal Appraisals. rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rf Susie Q is a womens classic and chic boutique owned by Susan Shea. The Boutique was de signed with the idea in mind to create a personal cusing on a womans in dividual lifestyle. Susan Sheas genu ine passion and love for fashion has enabled her to help women identify their personal style and deter mine what is missing in their wardrobe. Winter Park Village offers in pealed to Susan Shea in her deci sion to opening the boutique at its current location. The grand opening for Susie Q Submitted by Winter Park VillageSusie Q brings chic boutique shopping PHOTOS COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE Susie Q will celebrate is grand opening in the Winter Park Village on March 13. The store offers classic and chic womens styles. WPV Voice

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Page 10 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Park Village gift cards now available at self-serve kiosk located in the breezeway near White House Black Market 407.571.2700 | www.ShopWinterParkVillage.net Ulta Soma Pier 1 Loft White House Black Market WINTER PARK VILLAGE Carmen Davis of Windermere is wearing clothes from White House Black Market and accessories from Coldwater Creek. Shop ShopWPV2014_9.25x11.125.indd 1 2/10/14 10:27 PM Meet your new neighbors at Winter Park Village! The Village recently welcomed Another Broken Egga breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant that is brand new to the Central Florida area. Based out of Louisiana, Another Broken Egg is Winter Parks answer to the typical, anywhere. Escape the everyday ba con and eggs and enjoy one of An other Broken Eggs many signature creations. Whether you grab a seat at try in Winter Park. Susie Q Boutique, the creation of Susan Shea, has opened its doors in WPV. The stylish boutique features a price points, making it a premier shop ping destination in WPV. Check out the beautiful storefront full of amaz ing accessories, fashionable clothing, unique gifts and more. For the beauty lovers, Ulta is fea turing two new cosmetics counters the only Ulta with a Lancome counter in the area. Stop in for a consultation Giveaways galoreHave you liked Winter Park Vil lage on Facebook? Theyre constantly running new contests, giving away great prizes, and keeping you updated on the latest deals and developments at WPV. Did you know?Winter Park Village now has gift cards. They can be purchased at the way near White House Black Market, and come in any denomination up to where in Winter Park Village. Submitted by Winter Park VillagePHOTO COURTESY OF WINTER PARK VILLAGE Unusual breakfast and exclusive cosmetics

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 11Now through mid-March Flowers everywhere at Bok TowerPeak bloom season has of Gardens, and this is the best time of year to visit the National His toric Landmark. Visitors observe hundreds of varieties of camellias and azaleas along with orchids, throughout the Gardens. What Frederick Law Olmsted has woodland gardens around the architectural wonder that houses Visit BokTowerGardens.orgMarch 7 to 29 Sisters of Swing The story of the Andrews Sisters The Winter Park Playhouse the lives of famous performers, so we may look forward to the Cen tral Florida premiere of Sisters of Swing. The new musical fol Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars famous for en tertaining American GIs during World War II. The score features ing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Tickets to Sisters of Swing may be purchased by visiting winter parkplayhouse.org or by calling March 7 to April 18 Legendary abstract painter Harold Garde at Jai Gallery Artist Harold Garde, a legend sionist movement, recently cel added a work to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, as the subject of a major documen celebrated in a retrospective the bold and vivid creations of Orlando. The opening is free to March 8 Music of the Ballet with the Orlando Philharmonic Composers including Proko often familiar to contemporary audiences thanks to the music they wrote for ballets. Those com posers will be joined by Falla and the Bob Carr PAC when dancers from Orlando Ballet will perform to several of the greatest orches tral ballet scores of all time with the music performed live by the from La Valse, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet promise an evening of multiple talents on the stage of the Bob Carr. Visit March 8 and 9 Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross at Amway CenterVying for the title of most touring production, the Nuclear stop at the Amway Center on Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 12 Ha n n i b a lSquareHistoric Neighborhood $25 IN ADVANCE $30 AT THE DOOR WWW.WINTERPARK.ORG407.644.8281WEST NEW ENGLAND AVE.Featuring Beer, Wine Samples and Appetizers from Local Eateries, and Live Entertainment.20th 5to730 pm PRESENTED BY Art of Wine_Observer_5x8_Quart Pg.indd 1 2/7/14 3:57 PM NUCLEAR COWBOYZ SISTERS OF SWING BOK TOWER GARDENS Sunday, April 6, 2014 1 5 p.m. Winter Park Civic Center 1050 Morse Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789 TicketsAvailable at both Ronald McDonald Houses $5 ADVANCE Or$7 DOOR $5 SENIORS (AT DOOR) Children 3 and under FREE! JOIN US FOR: Ice Cream Floats, Create A Sundae, Celebrity Servers, Face Painting, Caricaturist, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Games, Pin the Cherry on the Sundae, Cake Walk, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Photo booth and more! Entertainment including special guests throughout! FEATURING: Blue Bell Ice Cream, Private Island Ice Cream, Jeremiahs Italian Ice, and Peak Season Pops. Special appearance by ventriloquist Jacki Manna! 4TH YEAR! For Information and Sponsorship Opportunities Contact: Linda Mayfield, Event Chair at 407-677-1552 or lmwp@cfl.rr.com. www.rmhorlando.org/events Thank You Sponsors(As of 2/27/14)

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Page 12 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer good guyz (the Nuclear Cow boyz) committed to defeating an with laser effects and a heavy metal soundtrack, the show also features the acclaimed Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors. Check out the action at nuclearcowboyz.com, and visit ticketmaster.com or call March 9 Be a part of Florida historyWith a spectacular view of the Capitol Dome, the Florida House is the only state embassy in rian Florida House has welcomed visiting Floridians, students and dignitaries to the nations capital. The annual fundraiser for Florida a private home in Orlando with a lakefront view, cocktails on the dock, locally grown and har vested foods, a silent auction and more. We can be part of Florida history as we support the fund raiser for our unique home in March 12 Social Media Marketing The Basics If you are interested in using social media for your business but dont know how to start, or if you are using social media but arent sure youre doing it right, an interactive seminar set demystify the social media mar keting basics no business should ignore. Covering strategies and best prac tices, the seminar will help you to help your busi ness gain visibility, develop relation ships and drive sales and responses. Total Wine at venue, and they will offer a com plimentary wine tasting after the seminar. RSVP to Ken Countess March 13 A Wine-A-Fare at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art The Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Lake Countys only dedi cated art museum, will hold their ied activities of the Museum, the CULTURE | Learn the tips and tricks of social media marketing CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Please see CULTURE on next page KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. The Learning Tree is a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter ParkWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! 1021 New York Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 41 years of service this year. ART BY HAROLD GARDE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 13evening offers a wine tasting and heavy hors doeuvres, a silent Lake Eustis Museum is on the tis. For tickets, contact Caroline March 13 at 4 p.m. Walka-Mile in heels to Benet Harbor HouseBringing awareness to the issue of domestic abuse while raising funds for Harbor House of Central Florida, hundreds of at 4 p.m. Domestic abuse knows orientation, and the statistics will begin at the Orange County Courthouse and walk to the Orange County History Museum. Lend your support at facebook. March 14 to 16 The Orlando Ballet Some Assembly RequiredSome Assembly Required is the name given to the world premiere performances being of fered by the Orlando Ballet on the Bob Carr PAC. The ballet is the newest creation by Artistic Direc tor Robert Hill, and it promises to showcase the dancers physical ity in movement as an evolving process. Additional works will be presented by guest choreogra Orlando Ballets Arcadian Broad and Telmo Moreira. Visit orlando ballet.org or ticketmaster.com for more information. March 14 to 16 God Sees Dog: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the VenueIn the unauthorized parody Dog Sees God, the popu lar Peanuts characters are teenagers bat issues. When CBs dog dies, CB questions the best friend is burnt out, his sis ter has gone Goth, his girlfriend is in rehab, and other friends are unable to give him any solace. A chance meeting with an artistic kid (the target of the groups bul lying) offers CB a friendship that pushes teen angst to the limits. the The Venue in Orlando, tickets are available at DogSeesGodOr lando.com 407-896-5520 John Penne Lic. Real Estate Broker pennybrokers@earthlink.netYear after Year Penny brokers has saved home owners thousands and thousands of dollars on the sale of their home. Our goal is always customer satisfaction!AGENTS NEEDED: Currently we are looking for licensed experienced real estate agents interested in servicing our business in: Winter Park Maitland College Park Downtown Orlando Call John Penne 407-896-5520 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.CULTURE | Walk a mile in heels to help Harbor House of Central Florida raise domestic abuse awareness CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 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! GOD SEES DOG SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater POPCORN FLICKS IN THE PARK: ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODSFREE! Central Park, Winter Park Thurs 8PMFLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 4-13, 2014Passes and Packages on sale now! Floridalmfestival.comTHE GREAT BEAUTYAcademy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Winner! Best Foreign Language Film Fri, Sat, Sun 2:45, 6:15, 9:45 Mon, Thurs 6:15, 9:45 Tues 6:15 Wed 9:30Saturday Matinee Classics: TALK TO HERSat 12PMCult Classics: KILL BILL VOL. 1Only $5! Tues 9:30

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Page 14 | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 3, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON Chris Jepson PerspectivesIve a modest proposal that Ill shortly outline. Its one that two of Americas out standing military leaders and presidents both came to similarly cautionary conclu sions about. George Washington said in his that, Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inaus picious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. D. Eisenhower another wartime com mander spoke his now famous warning, In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwar The potential for the disastrous rise of Why is it that Washington and Eisen howers prophetic warnings about an today largely ignored? Much is being said about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagels recent Pentagon budget. Hagel is recom mending that the army shrink to between not seen since before WWII. The U.S. mili discretionary spending, as opposed to say amounts of money spent on homeland security. By some estimates America will tional security. If what America spends on national security were its own economy, it century for America was WWII. Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Spanish American wasted American morality, lives and trea sure. We muck around the world because we have the military toys to do so and an imperialistic mindset that patriotically Americas defense establishment has sional districts. Consider that for a second. Plants equal jobs. Think of military ap propriations as corporate welfare (full em ployment for engineers, technicians, etc.). When building a new weapons system, the amount of what it cost for America to put a man on the moon. What? You want tional security. Were talking jobs. What if we attempted to reduce military appropriations and homeland security by half? It wouldnt happen because the it, claiming that such reductions under mine national security and, well, jobs. Lets be real. What really drives the issue is that Here is my proposal. If, hypothetically, you are The Boeing Company with nearly ting programs such as solar power, water treatment facilities, roads, bridges, etc. You get the same amount of federal money, you just invest it in programs (employ Ameri cans) that help the nation meet its real Itll never happen.A modest proposal Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On!We came out of City Hall and grabbed a cab to Columbus Circle. We got my car out of the underground garage and drove over to Central Park South. I double parked for a moment, dashed up to my apartment, and grabbed my dog and two packed suitcases inside the door. for the Lincoln Tunnel. I got on the Jersey Turnpike and headed south. Oh yes! The with a brand new wedding ring on third We spent our honeymoon night in for Florida where b.w. wanted to see the little town I came from. My old Orlando friend Sally Duncan Pace invited us to stay with her for a few days. Sally, a recent widow, was busy in what else? Yes, real estate, and soon she had showed us a Gamble Rogers lakefront house in Winter Park, which, minutes after we walked in the door, we bought! When we drove north, we left a place where we were now homeowners! Natch, we soon returned to visit our real estate. My boyhood friend, Hope Strong, later mayor of Winter Park, threw us a nice party in his lovely home on Lake Osceola. His wife Peggy (Caldwell) had all through my earlier years. B.w. and I returned to Winter Park a couple of times and soon bought a Stein way grand, which we put in our living room. With the piano, we had the mak people came to renew old acquaintances, and b.w. played some songs for me to sing. we had bought a house in Winter Park, where we had no particular reason to be. But reasons soon surfaced: the Univer sity of Central Floridawhich I had not tenured Distinguished Professor of Voice, which was reason enough! And I ended up Early on, b.w. and I founded the Orlando Celebrity Concert Association the Bob Carr annually. to know the students had brought me last ing pleasure. Sometime later I started the Tuesday Evening Eating Meeting with a group of friends who meet for a pleasant evening out, good food and conversation at a favorite restaurant. Life in Winter Park is about as good as it gets anywhere for people who own a house and have provided themselves with comfortable living in their later years. There are a multitude of cultured retir ees here who are full of energy and the social graces. The Central Florida weather doesnt take long to convince people that it is much preferable to anything above the St. Johns River. And Orlando is, to boot, a big, convenient city with an International Airport that can get you almost anywhere you might want to go. Central Floridians have plenty of friends up North who are just dying to spend a few days in our sunshine and are just waiting for an invitation. ticed football at Winter Park High School, and when I see the Lake Virginia stretch of shore where there were formerly two wooden docks on the Rollins College lakefront that jutted far out into the lake and provided the location for the an nual Florida State Swimming and Diving Championships. along with the short trains of oranges the miles from Orlando to a loading zone. We kids used to hop on and off the train for short rides despite being told endlessly not to do so! Lots of things I remember are gone gone with my fond youth that I still recall A decisive trip About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Letters to the editorSend your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Capen currency has a shelf life My marketing students have already The question is ... have Winter Park resi dents? City fathers and mothers who have spearheaded and supported the Capen House move are to be warmly congratu lated for their incredible efforts. But theres nothing wrong with asking for something in return, especially when doing so ben Rest assured that our mayor and city commissioners will have the last word on the way in which historic preservation plays out in Winter Park. Thats how it works everywhere. It will be no different here. What is different in our town is that were under the mistaken impression that a local government stacked against historic preservation can objectively react to com mittees, consultants, etc. trying to get a word in edgewise for historic preservation. In Palm Beach, Fla., Newport, R.I. and Pittsburgh, a preservation foundation completely independent of local govern ment formulates and advocates policy. Yes, a mayor and city commissioners weigh Winter Park historic preservation dies in a committee before it can even see the light of day. Thats not an accident. Check your about the Capen House. And nothing has improved in how many months? Living in a historic house doesnt negate the need to community, who did not move here to lose what attracted them to our town in the you havent walked your talk. Why else would your close friend feel the need to run against you? We need a preservation foundation of Winter Park that is not beholden to government and bought and paid for by Yes, we saved the Capen House, but gov ernment inaction on historic preservation guarantees that well be having to raise hundreds of thousands to save another house before too long. Now is the time for Capen House donors to insist that a room in the Capen House be designated the temporary head quarters of The Preservation Foundation of Winter Park. Donors have currency to spend that has a very limited shelf life. Do you really think that anyone is go ing to designate that room in the Capen House after all of the Capen House funds have been raised? Well, do you? Will Graves Founder, Friends of Winter Park

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Page 15 OBSERVER Just Sold Homes SUNDAY 1-4 MEDITERRANEAN POOL HOME 1050 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 2,112SF. Close to Rollins Col lege and downtown Winter Park, WP Library and the new Alfond Inn. This split-plan home features built-ins, wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, kitchen with newer appliances, dining area and terrific flex space. Two-car garage and guest pad parking. The private backyard pool and patio are perfect for entertain ing and year-round fun! Mature landscaping! Move-in ready! $389,000 PRIVATE BEACH ON LAKE SYBELIA 1110 N Lake Sybelia Drive, Maitland. 5BD/4.5BA, 4,517SF. Largest lakefront lot on Lake Sybelia. Custom boat dock with lift, open pool with refinished deck, and expansive lake views of ski lake throughout. Eat-in kitchen has gran ite counters and stainless appliances. Master bath offers Italian tile, custom cherry cabinets, and oversized Jacuzzi tub overlooking lake. Media room, library with gas fireplace and oversized two car garage. $1,250,000 MEDITERRANEAN TOWNHOME ON TREE LINED STREET 541 Fairfax Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,095SF. Light and bright townhome with vaulted ceilings, wood floors, bonus loft and a private court yard. Large downstairs master bedroom with fireplace and French door access Sunday, March 9th 653 E. Marks Street, Orlando FL 32803 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,757 SF | $829,000 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Originally built in 1930, this home has been thoughtfully renovated and expanded for modern living. Features in clude hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite with sitting area, and guest house with own kitchen and full bath. Truly spectacular outdoor living space with built-in Alfresco grill and gas fireplace. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1003 Fleck Avenue, Orlando FL 32804 2 BR | 1 BA | 986 SF | $132,000 Enjoy a quiet, College Park private neigh borhood with access to Big Lake Fair view! Situated on a corner lot, this home features spacious bedrooms and an open kitchen. Hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen appliances, new plumbing and updated electrical complete this lovely home! Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 225 Carolyn Drive, Oviedo FL 32765 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 5,378 SF | $1,125,000 Fabulous Mediterranean lakefront home! Situated on a double lot with 82 of front age on pristine Long Lake. Gorgeous finishes throughout. Formal living and dining rooms, chefs dream kitchen, fam ily room with fireplace and huge 22x23 game room. Oversized master retreat offers a separate sitting/dressing area and French doors that lead to the second floor balcony overlooking the pool and lake. Soaring two story screen patio encompass the pavered deck, sparkling pool and soothing waterfalls. Additional features include heated spa, outdoor shower, dock and boathouse! Hosted by: Cindy Watson with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 960 Georgia Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,654 SF | $1,080,000 Picturesque location on a brick street at the corner of Georgia & Palmer ~ Walk to Park Avenue! Fantastic wall of windows in the family room overlooking the pool and spa. Spacious kitchen, plantation shutters throughout, gorgeous wood floors, high ceilings and three fireplaces. Private fenced backyard with mature landscaping. Hosted by: Jennifer Sloan with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM MaryStuart Day & Megan Cross 3260 Ellwood Ct, Winter Park $155,000. 02/26/2014 Kelly Maloney 426 Torgiano Dr, Ocoee $342,100. 02/25/2014 Patty Peelen 2167 Huron Trail, Mait land $335,000. 02/27/2014 Maria Van Warner 1609 Jessamine Ave, Orlando $262,500. 02/28/2014 Meg Dolan 1356 Holly Glen Run, Apopka $186,000. 02/28/2014 Kelly Maloney 10 Escondido Cir, Alt Springs $70,000. 02/28/2014 Kim Galloway 5303 S. Atantic Ave, #68, New Smyrna Beach $317,500. 02/28/2014 Joe Miller 3699 Derran Lane, Orlando $488,750. 02/28/2014 Dawn Romance 1551 Oakhurst Ave, Winter Park $870,000. 03/03/2014 8848 Grey Hawk Point, Orlando FL 32836 sold by Jennifer Sloan with Kelly Price & Company 7728 Glenmoor Lane, Winter Park FL 32792 sold by Patrick Higgins 1239 Baypoint Drive, Longwood FL 32750 sold by Renee Dee Morgan 1563 Hanks Avenue, Orlando FL 32814 sold by Jennifer King & Jennifer JJ Mackle OBSERVER Open Houses THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym March 3, 2014 to courtyard. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. New interior paint, new carpet and refinished wood floors. Over sized two car garage. Great location just blocks from Park Avenue. $450,000 SINGLE STORY CONDO IN COUNTRY CLUB AREA 904 Sussex Close, Orlando. 3BD/2BA, 2,060SF. Air conditioned two car garage, ten foot ceilings, parquet floors, com pletely repainted, new plantation shutters, new carpet, new electrical panel, re-piped and roof resealed. Crown mold ing, wainscoting, wood burning fireplace and brick patio. Community pool, night security guard and great location. $259,000 HOME ON WATERBRIDGE CUL-DE-SAC 1300 Serena Drive, Winter Park. 3 BD/2BA, 2,342 SF. Full of natural light, this recently renovated single family home with open family room & kitchen has new tile floors, granite, stainless and pendant lights. New baths. Large living room with vaulted ceilings and woodburning fireplace. French doors open to 3 courtyards. 2-car garage. $449,900 NEW PRICE! COUNTRY CLUB OF ORLANDO TOWN HOME 2036 S Countryside Circle, Orlando. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,054SF. End unit with spa cious rooms, plantation shutters and crown molding. Open porch off fam ily room with brick accent wall leads to oversized two car garage. 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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MARCH 2014 88141 PR AD WPO 3/2014We couldnt ask for anything more.When Ruth McDaniel and her son David agreed she needed a lifestyle with more security, she visited The May ower on the recommendation of friends. Everyone there was so friendly and interesting, and the amenities were so far beyond what I saw at other communities. In the end, the choice was clear. Now living only a mile apart, Ruth and her three granddaughters enjoy cultural outings and Sunday brunches in The May owers dining room. The memories weve made here are priceless, she says. Mom is just as independent as always, adds David. At the same time, its reassuring to know shell always be well cared for. As a family, we couldnt ask for anything more.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620.www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court | Winter Park, FL 32792 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community P EACE OF MIND... [ and priceless memories ] Pet Rescue by Judy nally nds forever home Please see JUDY on page 2 PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORJudy Sarullo, left, inside her new adoption facility, poses for the camera with Totally Wireds Peter Iwanowski, one of many who volunteered to help Sarullos pet rescue dream come true.The new Pet Rescue by Judy Animal Resource Campus will open March 23BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior To see adoptable pets, visit petrescuebyjudy.com or facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy

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Page 2 Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2014 King Features Synd. Inc. rfntbrntrnfrfrttrtrrtfrrtbfrtfftttnfrrntrttr fttffttrtfrrrntnttrrttfntrttttrrrtrtfrnrt ffttttrtfffrttrrttfntttftfftrrtfftrftrtrrrrt rtrtfrrntrt rfntbrnr rnttrrntff tttfrtrn frrrtrntrn ttrft tfftrrtfr rrntff tttttfffrttrrttfntrttt trrrtrt frnrtttft fftrrtff rtt trftrtrrrrtrtrtfrrntrt rfnntt 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. More proof that exercise pays off for seniors JUDY | Pet rescue dream comes true CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Page 3 Call Toll Free: 855.802.55327512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando, FL 32819(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) For over 26 years, millions of Americans have trusted HearUSA for the best hearing care. HearUSA is the only organization providing the most comprehensive hearing examination in the industry. 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Save $1000 on a pair of Siemens Pure 3mi or 5mi hearing aids.**Example: Siemens Pure 3mi hearing aid every day retail price $2695. Sale price $2195. Not valid with any other oer or discount.INSTANT REBATE $995! FREE FREE FREE FREE of hearing aid!Total Care ExperienceMost complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Care Selection HearUSA offers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands. !Total Care Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. www.hearusa.com A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Enjoy thesights, smellsandsoundsofspring! 140301 HearUSA March Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 3-6_02.indd 1 2/10/14 6:35 PM Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. New education tool for vets getting benets By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009

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Page 6 Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitos can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but eas dont? Find out more in my new book, Fighting Fleas, available now. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Do big dogs mean a stronger economy? Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMSJoin Audrey every Tuesday in March at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners are always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in March at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our cal endar online to see what movies are showing in March. Please call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in March at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. The cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in March at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in March at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in March at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in March at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on next page

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Page 7 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Hard-line politics and the losing game Senior Calendar yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in March at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sub lime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in March at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in March for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. (There will be no class on March 2.) The Maitland Senior Center pres ents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (March 14 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serv ing Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Med icaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. For more in formation, email information@ elderaffairs.org, call 1-800-96 ELDER, or visit oridashine.org The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. comCASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSESBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. An intermediate class is at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/register CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 8

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