Winter Park-Maitland observer

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

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

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University of Florida
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WPMOBSERVER.COM Central Florida residents will have a chance to grab a free ride on the yellow and orange-striped SunRail trains during tentative select dates next month a move meant to spike interest in the new rail system. Passengers can hop aboard SunRail and travel to any of the 12 stops on April 15-18 and 2125, said Jessica Keane, spokes person for the Florida Depart ment of Transportation. SunRail has yet to release a train schedule for the dates. can actually see the great ameni ties that it has, especially those tables, free Wi-Fi and how relax ing a ride can be in a commute to work, Keane said. This gives us an opportunity see if its something that they could do. USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! GUYS WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES LITERALLY LIFESTYLES, 7 Tars drop three straight Disastrous start to SSC play. SPORTS, 9 Hula hooping to happiness A tragedy sent this students life in a very circular direction. HEALTHY LIVING, 14 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 3 CALENDAR .................... 3 LIFESTYLES .................... 7 SPORTS ...................... 9 HEALTHY LIVING ................ 14 CULTURE ..................... 20 OPINIONS .................... 23 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 24 Historic preservation in Win ter Park tasted a small victory Monday as City Commission ers voted to waive over $9,000 in utility installment costs for the relocation of the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, and to help out the Capen House move on the same night. The citys involvement will help save two historic buildings, after the city allowed an average the National Registry of Historic Places to be bulldozed every year for the last dozen years. The sewer and electric for the Chapel will bring it one step closer to new life as it takes root at its new home at the corner of New York and Lyman avenues. Movers picked up the chapel and placed it on its new founda tion last December due to an in coming land development on its original location on New Eng land Avenue. I think this is absolutely go ing in the right direction, Com missioner Carolyn Cooper said. I feel very good that we are in centivizing the reuse of historic facilities. Project general contractor aid from the City Commission at its Feb. 24 meeting in support of Traditional Neighborhoods Inc., pels relocation. I think the citys going to be pleased with the end result, Bellows said during the meeting. I would like to ask on behalf could contribute. The City Commission voted to pick up the tab on a crucial portion of another historic build ings project earlier that same meeting. A sewer line beneath the future site of the 128-year-old Capen House on the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden slowed the blistering pace of the relocation effort. Polasek Museum Executive Director Debbie Komanski re ceived estimates ranging from $12,000 to $50,000 to redirect the pipe, leading her to ask City Manager Randy Knight if the city could provide the service for a cheaper cost and be reim bursed. better, agreeing to move the pipe at no cost to the Museum. We cant go on like this willy-nilly, but I think it is a di rection to the Historic Preserva tion Board to look at what weve been willing to support, Com missioner Steven Leary said. But the citys decision to lend too little, too late for a number of other historic buildings in Winter Park. The Annie Russell House PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER The Capen House project can move ahead after a newly discovered sewer pipe is moved. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER A SunRail train arrives at Winter Parks new station during an event held March 3. City aids historic projects City Commission support to stalled building projects Rollins College student totals car two days after buying it TIM FREED Observer staff Please see PRESERVATION on page 2 A Rollins College student early Friday morning after speed ing eastbound on Fairbanks Av enue just two days after he drove it off a car lot. Driver and Mstislav Hermes told police he was driving 85 miles per hour when he lost control of the car as he tried to round the is land at the three-way intersection of Fairbanks, Orange and Pennsyl vania avenues. The car hit a curb in front of Fiddlers Green before slamming against a planter, send ing it airborne with Hermes and passenger Ahmed Ahmed inside. The Jaguar landed on its roof and slid 350 feet past a railroad crossing before screeching to a halt around 2:30 a.m. Ahmed sustained minor head injuries, and both walked away from the crash. Ive seen all kinds of crashes they were very fortunate if they were traveling 85 miles per hour and did what they did hitting the curb, said Sgt. John Bologna of the Winter Park Police Department. It could have been a lot worse. Charges are currently pending against Hermes, who just turned 19 earlier that week, Bologna said. Police dont believe alcohol was involved, as Hermes successfully exercises following the crash. Jaguar ips on Fairbanks TIM FREED Observer staff SunRail to give free rides to passengers in mid-April 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 Training riders www.wpmobserver.com/enews

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Page 2 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer PRESERVATION | Historic buildings may soon take root thanks to city pitching in SUNRAIL | Trains will give riders chances to ride for free and maybe hook them on Via Tuscany, the Schultz Home on New England Avenue and the Chase-Schenck Home on Palmer Avenue are among the many old homes lost to the wrecking ball over the years. GAI Consultants, Inc. sur veyed 650 historic resources in Winter Park in 2001, measuring their potential for the National Register of Historic Places. In the 12 years that followed, 60 of them have been demolished, accord ing to research conducted by the Friends of Casa Feliz in October 2013. Weve lost a lot of precious historic resources over the years because nobody has intervened to save them, Friends of Casa Feliz Executive Director Betsy Owens said. They just let the free market do its thing. Owens said that in her nine years of involvement with his toric preservation, the city hasnt supported any historical assets If our motto is the the city of culture and heritage, its im portant for us to put our money where our mouth is and spend appropriate resources to support culture and heritage in the city, Owens said. The change of pace for the city will help to save two buildings with a combined age of 207 years. Built in 1935, the old chapel origi nally housed a black Method ist church as early as 1943. The congregation resided inside the cha pel up until the 1990s, when it outgrew the building and moved elsewhere. Winter Park should continue incentivizing historic preservation with such buildings, but should be wary of what changes and ren ovations might dam age a buildings his toric character, Cooper said. If were going to be investing our funds, what a tragedy it would be if there were so many changes made to the structure that it no longer per said. My concern is not that its going to be designated, its at what point do the changes for these facilities have to go before a historic preservation board. Cooper said the city will look at placing the wedding chapel on the Winter Park Historic Register SunRail pass sales continue to grow as the trains launch cel ebration approaches on April 30, when a train will visit each stop to blow its whistle. More than 9,000 SunCards have already been purchased and an addition al 3,000 are currently pending. Residents should not use their digital SunCards for the free rides, Keane said, as the internal clock for the pass will start to run and waste purchased time. Excitement and anticipation grew for Winter Park residents as their station celebrated its grand opening on March 3, marking the doors. A white, Craftsman-style train looking to sneak a peek at the This represents the kickoff of so many good things for our region, Mayor Ken Bradley said. This is something that will bring jobs to our community and something that allows our own citizens to seek jobs in other parts of our region. Locals can get another sneak peek of the Winter Park Station during the Sidewalk Art Festival this weekend, March 21-23, as it opens its doors for tours. Train usage continues to grow in parts of Orange County. The number of passengers using the Amtrak rail service in the Orlan do Metropolitan area jumped by years 2006/2007 and 2010/2011, according to MetroPlan Orlando. Riders boarding the train from the Winter Park Amtrak station saw a jump of 31.5 percent in that span of time. Giving residents who are new to public transportation some free exposure to SunRail makes sense, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke said. People can see how it works for them, he said. Its hard to tell unless you try it. If I worked downtown and didnt need a car, Id certainly try it. The DeBary station and Or landos Sand Lake Road stop will open their doors by end of this month, with the remaining nine stations set to open during the commuting passengers on May 1, following the whistle stop tour the day before. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Thursday, March 20, 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 ARCHIVE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER The Winter Park Wedding Chapel took a ride on a truck trailer to its new home, but its not done yet. We cant go on like this willy-nilly, but I think it is a direction to the Historic Preservation Board to look at what weve been willing to support. Its TAX time. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 3 MARCH 21-22 The Morse Museum is hosting a Chil drens Workshop Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22. Children visiting the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival can create their own peacock sculptures out of mini owerpots, glitter, feathers and other decorations. Its free! March 21-23 The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festi val is back for the 55th time with more than 100 artists and thousands of pieces on display and for sale. Live music and entertainment will be on stage through out the weekend at Winter Parks Central Park, plus food and drinks, including a beer garden, on site. More than 350,000 visitors are expected at the show, which is one of the highest rated art shows in America. Its from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The Winter Park Sidewalk Sale will run concurrently with the Winter Park Side walk Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 21-23 at merchants along Park Avenue. Enjoy savings of up to 75 percent off. Call 407-644-8281 for more informa tion. The Morse Museum is hosting an open house during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival March 21-23, with free ad mission from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. MARCH 28 The sixth annual Bike From Park to Park takes off from the Central Park West Meadow in Winter Park at 8 a.m. Friday, March 28. Enjoy the scenery, take in the spring weather and get exercise on this guided tour through Winter Parks streets. MARCH 29 On March 29 the Lake Highland Prepara tory School gym will play host to a wild and crazy evening: Live from Lake HighlandIts Saturday Night is this years spring ing, the premier social event and largest fundraiser held once every two years at Lake Highland. Its a night of parent camaraderie, live and si lent auctions, amazing rafes and fantas tic entertainment. It starts at 7 p.m. Visit lhps.org/ing for more information. FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MARCH 20 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Small Business Education Series contin ues with the theme ,500 Fans, Now What? About how to get return on in vestment on Facebook It starts at 8 a.m. on March 20 at the Winter Park Wel come Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Win ter Park. Visit winterpark.org to register. The Hannibal Square Wine Tasting re turns to West New England Avenue from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 20. Try dozens of Community Bulletin Mica awarded by chamber U.S. Rep. John Mica was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerces Spirit of Enterprise Award March 19 at the Maitland Chamber of Commerces annual meeting for his pro-business voting record in Congress. Each year, the U.S. Chamber polls the American business community to nd out which issues matter most to them, and then evaluates the Members of Congress on how they vote on those issues. For those Members who vote 70 percent or greater receive the U.S. Cham bers Spirit of Enterprise Award. Mica has a 92 percent cumulative record of voting pro-business, according to the U.S. Cham ber of Commerce. Poetry contest Poetry Ensemble of Orlando invites all po ets to participate in its 2014 poetry con test. All forms and themes of original, un published poetry of 32 lines or fewer are welcome. Entries must be postmarked be fore April 10. Winners will be notied April 30. Entry fees are $5 for the rst poem and $4 for each additional poem. There is no limit to the number of entries. Any questions? Email arf603@hotmail.com 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 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. wines, listen to live music, and mingle. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MARCH 21 Leadership Winter Parks breakfast speaker series will feature Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in a pro gram beginning at 8 a.m. on March 21. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and its all at Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Inter lachen Court in Winter Park. Visit winter park.org for more information. MARCH 26 Trinity Preparatory School will host writer David James Poissant, author of The Heaven of Animals, his debut short story collection. Poissants stories have appeared in The Atlantic, One Story, and The Southern Review, and he has been awarded the George Garret Fiction award, Matt Clark Prize, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters. His story Lizard Man was the winner of the 2011 Ropewalk Chapbook Prize. Read ings are free and open to the public. For directions or information, call 407-6714140 or go to trinityprep.org ONGOING Friday Nights at the Morse continues from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday for free. In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take ad vantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well as gallery updates. Live music is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Friday night of the month. Its at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit morsemuseum.org or call 407-645-5311 for more information.

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Page 4 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thank you, Maitland resi dents, for participating in Mait lands general municipal election Council Seat 2 and to consider a city charter question. A total of 1,826 votes were cast, including one questionable ballot related to the charter amendment. Candidates Martha BryantHall and Beverly J. Reponen vied by outgoing Vice Mayor Linda J. Frosch. The city charter limits Council members to serve two consecutive three-year terms, and Vice Mayor Frosch will soon reach that milestone. Bryant-Hall received 486 votes and Reponen received 1,273 votes. Reponen is no stranger to the City Council chambers, City Hall, or the Maitland community. She occupied Seat 3 from 2007 to 2013, and served on the Lakes Advisory Board and the Personnel Board prior to joining Council. I look for ward to working with her again in her new term. This week, Maitland voters also approved a charter amend ment prohibiting off-site signs and groupings of signs larger than 32-square-feet publicizing activi ties, ideas, products, or services that are not conducted, associ ated, or available on the premises. The new restrictions do not ap ply to signs erected for less than 30 consecutive days. The charter amendment received 1,480 yes votes and 306 no votes. Councilman John Lowndes, who ran unopposed, was de clared elected pursuant to the City Charter. Therefore, only the race for Council Seat 2 and the charter amendment appeared on the ballot. Congratulations to Council woman-Elect Reponen and Coun cilman Lowndes. We look for ward to next months swearing-in ceremony on April 14 at Maitland City Hall at 1776 Independence Lane. Please mark your calendars and join us for this public event that will coincide with the City Council meeting scheduled for that evening. For more information related to Tuesdays municipal election, please visit itsmymaitland.com Fort Maitland Boat Ramp and new police boathouse The Stormwater and Lakes Management Division is excited to announce that Ft. Maitland Parks waterfront is undergoing an ex tensive redevelopment beginning March 31. This long-awaited proj ect will begin with replacement of the citys boat ramp and upgrades of existing piers and platforms to improve accessibility. A permanent police boathouse also will be constructed, improv ing safety on the Chain of Lakes the police departments emer gency response time. Beach ac cess for non-motorized watercraft such as paddleboards and kayaks will be extended, improving rec reational access to citizens and visitors. Please keep in mind that access to Lake Maitland via the boat ramp and piers will be closed from March 31 until April 11. Pub lic access to the Chain of Lakes is still available during this time at Dinky Dock Park located on Ollie Avenue in Winter Park. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Policing Lake Maitland 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 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA SALE MARCH 21-24. Thursday, April 10th from 5pm 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER A boat ramp will be revamped and the citys police department will get a new boathouse. rffrfnColleen D. Kennon, Owner tbbf b

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Page 6 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival The city is proud to host the 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival this Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23. City staff has been working diligently and pre paring to welcome more than 350,000 visitors from around the globe to one of the countrys most prestigious art festivals. Please join us in providing each patron with a warm welcome to Winter Park, the city of Culture and Heritage. For detailed information regarding the festival, please visit wpsaf.org March 24 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agen da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest: Consent Agenda 3/10/14. and purchases (for a complete list ing, please visit cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets). Action Items Requiring Discussion able housing lot at 663 Symonds Ave. for the Wounded Warrior Project. Public Hearings vacating and abandoning ease ment at 2020 W. Fawsett Road authorizing conveyance of the city owned property at 321 Hannibal Square West in exchange for the property located at 325 S. Pennsyl vania Ave. Park LLC Homes negotiated and formal tender of fer solicitations of all outstand ing electric revenue bonds, Series 2005A of the city issued as auction rate securities, subject to certain conditions. effective April 1, 2014. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityof winterpark.org/cclive to easily ness. Annual Spring Cleanup Its that time of year again! Now is the time for spring clean ing, and the city encourages resi dents to participate in the citys annual Spring Cleanup. This event provides an extra bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appli ances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening prior to their second regu larly scheduled pickup day. If you live north of Fairbanks/ Aloma avenues, your pickup day is the week of May 5. If you live south of Fairbanks/Aloma ave nues, your pickup day is the week of May 12. Please note: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Spring Cleanup. If you live in a townhome or condo, please contact Waste Pro directly for a large item pickup. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 407599-3220 or Waste Pro at 407-7740800. Call to artists The city of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce a call to artists for Art on the Green 2014, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in Central Park located in downtown Winter Park. Joseph H. Seipel, sculptor, educator and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth Universi ty School of the Arts, will serve as guest curator for Art on the Green 2014. The exhibition will run from Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Artists nationwide who have participated in at least three previ ous juried shows are encouraged to submit entries for the com petitive selection process between now and Monday, April 21, 2014. Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting winterpark.org/AoG Winning entries to be includ ed in the exhibition will be an nounced Monday, May 19. Each of the six selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium. For more information regard ing Art on the Green, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Adviso ry Board, please call 407-599-3498. Get involved by volunteering on a city board If you are interested in learn ing more about city government, one of the best opportunities to do this is by becoming a city board member. Depending on your area of interest, background and expe rience, Winter Park may have the perfect board for you. The city re lies on the recommendations of its boards as it makes major decisions that impact the quality of life for its residents. Each year the mayor reviews City Commission meeting in May, then presents his slate of board ap pointments for the City Commis tion. Currently, there are positions open for the following boards: Advisory Board Sustainable Advisory Board Board Board sory Board Pension Board If you are interested in volun teering to serve on a city board, tion Form found online at cityof winterpark.org and click on Gov ernment > Boards. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 7 Lifestyles Orlando resident Rob Best came prepared as he arrived out side the Orange County Court house. He stood outside the 24-story building last summer for the same purpose. He brought a box of Band-Aids this time. Several heads turn as he plods through a crowd of locals, smiles spreading across their faces. Bests green, plaid kilt might seem like the only attention get his hirsute legs reveals the real culprit: a pair of black, lacy, 5-inch heels his pale feet bandaged on the toes and heels to fend off blis ters. I had a lot of girls asking me laughed, gingerly walking toward the front of the group. Best wasnt at the courthouse for jury duty; he was there to sup port a cause. More than 300 Central Florida residents took to the streets of downtown Orlando in style Fri day for the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Orlando event a fundraiser bringing awareness of domestic violence while sup porting the Harbor House of Cen tral Florida, an Orlando shelter. Fashion-forward gents sport Orange County Courthouse to the Orange County Regional History Center, waving picket signs read ing Real men walk the walk and Change starts with one step. The walk puts a strong em phasis on participation from men, who made up 60 to 70 percent of this years group, Harbor House Wick said Domestic abuse affects one in three women globally, Wick said. If were going to solve domestic abuse, we have to engage men. Most men dont commit acts of domestic violence, but they also are not asked to help intervene and help prevent it, so thats what were doing today. Were asking them to step up and help us. The sponsored walkers raised $25,000 for the Harbor House of Central Florida, paying for 1,500 nights of safety at the shelter, Wick said, or roughly 33 individu als and families staying an aver age of 45 days. Harbor House of Central Flori da provides counseling and com munity outreach as well, building up women and children suffering in their household. Trucks and cars blared their horns in support as the volunteers walked south along Orange Av enue, east along Livingston Street and farther south along Rosalind PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Hundreds of men, including Orlando City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins, right, came out to raise domestic violence awareness at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event March 14. Heels come out to stomp out violence Men and women walk downtown Orlando in heels for domestic violence shelter TIM FREED Observer staff Please see HEELS on page 8 13-0079/rev090113Member FDIC citynational.com At City National Bank, we make your dream home a reality. CNB has a full suite of mortgage solutions to meet your needs. we make the process easy. or contact us at 1-800-435-8839.Let Us You Home Voted Best Bank for Jumbo Loans 1227-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 1/28/14 1:12 PM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Page 8 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer HEELS | Men in high heels raise money for charity History Center on Central Boulevard. I had a great time last year and I think its an awesome cause, Best said. The challenge of walking a mile in high heels is nothing compared to what those women and children go through. Shoes worn ranged from the stylish to the outlandish. Orlando City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins put away his soccer cleats for the day in favor of a pair of kneehigh heeled boots, customized with plastic purple jewels and OCSC in glittery letters. Its a fabulous event, Rawlins said. Its an event that I know a lot of our fans were involved in last year and Im de lighted to help and raise money for a good cause. Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke took a more conservative approach with his shoes, wearing a pair of classic black heels for the walk. Anything we can raise and any awareness we can bring to it, Im for it, said Clarke, showing up for his second year. Ill wear heels, Ill wear hats, I dont care just as long as we can raise some mon ey and make folks aware of it, because its just a heinous crime. Domestic violence continues to run ram pant in Central Florida. Orange County saw 9,300 911 calls related to domestic vio lence in 2012, according to the Florida De partment of Law Enforcement. More than 5,000 of the 911 calls resulted in arrests. Between 20 and 25 deaths occur each year in Orange County related to domestic violence, according to records kept by the Harbor House of Central Florida. Apopka resident Tammy Williams had someone in particular in mind when she slipped on a pair of heels Friday. Yvonne Booth graduated with Williams from Apopka High School in 1992, remaining close friends with her for more than a de cade after. But on Feb. 2, 2003, Booths life was cut short. Her husband Anthony Kirkland took their abusive relationship to an extreme when he held her hostage in a hotel room on International Drive for 24 hours. Kirkland eventually shot Booth dead be fore killing himself. Williams said the shell continue walk ing each year in honor of her friend. I just think everyone needs to watch for the telltale signs, said Williams, holding a memorial sign reading Yvonne Booth: Our Angel. Youve got to be aware. Its not accept able at all. Friday felt both somber and hopeful for Orlando resident Kathy Batista. The images salon remained as imprinted on her mind as the womans face on her purple T-shirt. The woman is Gladys Cabrera, Kathys mother. They both stepped inside Las Dominicanas years ago in October, when a girls day out would end in tragedy. Owner Marcia Santiago suffered from an abusive relationship with boyfriend Bradford Baumet, who stormed into the business moments later and shot Santiago and three other women, including Cabrera. Santiago was the only victim who sur vived the shooting, despite being hit six times. Batista has since started an awareness group in her mothers name, joining events had indirectly taken her mothers life. Im here today because I have to repre sent her and keep her name alive I dont want anyone to suffer the pain that Im still suffering after two years, Batista said. Events like this make it worthwhile, because theyre not here to speak for them selves were representing them. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Florida Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veterans status or any other discrimination prohibited by law in the admission of students, administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment policies, and athletic or other university sponsored programs or activities. OC-069-114 WE PREPARE EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS Orlando CONTACT US TODAY www.fit.edu/orlando(407) 629-7132 | orlando@fit.edu*Admittance is contingent upon receipt of ofcial academic records.Considering pursuing a masters degree from Florida Techs Orlando site? Join us for: Information session Meet & greet with faculty/staff Food and drinks Easily apply and enroll* INSTANT DECISION DAY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 4 P.M.2420 Lakemont Ave., Suite 190 Orlando, FL 32814 Register by April 7 to orlando@t.edu Application Fee Waived! COMMUNITY CLIPS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY. The challenge of walking a mile in high heels is nothing compared to what those women and children go through.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 9 The Knights had already turned a weekend of bizarre twists into two wins when they stepped into the 10th inning of game three against Central Con necticut (2-2) and everything fell apart. The 5-4 extra innings loss in losses in one. The Knights (9-12) lost a lead that they had held for all but half an inning for the entire game when they gave up two runs in the ninth on a oneout, two-RBI single that would change the course of the game in an instant. Two 10th-inning pass the Knights were sunk. Sam Tolleson gave the Knights most of their offensive with two RBI in the game on a double and a solo shot. The Knights would use six pitchers in the game, with Zach Rodgers giving up just two runs on 5 and 1/3 innings pitched while striking out three. Tyler Martin would draw the short straw in the game, giving up the loss and retiring none in his 10th inning relief appearance. With a lot more baseball sea son left to go the Knights start up American Athletic Confer ence play March 21 with a threegame series against Cincinnati (7-11), which is nearly the con ference basement dweller. The Knights will be looking to shore up their AAC credibil ity after a disastrous season for UCFs basketball teams, both of which had lopsided losing 6:30 p.m. March 21, followed by games at 4 p.m. on March 22 and 1 p.m. on March 23. Rollins baseball Three games into Sunshine State Conference play, the Tars have three conference losses. The Tars dropped all three to Tampa at home by 9-0, 6-3, and 12-8 margins. letto, batting deep in the order, cranked out three hits in four at bats and scored two runs to try to boost the Tars to victory Sun day, but a wild 12-run effort by Tampa (23-1, 6-0), which took the lead on a four-run eighth in ning, decided it. With the losses, the Tars (1211, 0-6) sank to the bottom of the SSC standings, below win less Saint Leo. They head to St. Petersburg to face Eckerd (14-6, 4-2) this weekend, then take off to Miami Shores for a threegame series against Barry (178, 1-5) on March 28-29, but will return home for a game against Saint Leo (14-8, 0-3) at 6 p.m. April 2. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER The Knights bats stayed hot, but not enough to keep up with Central Connecticut in an extra innings loss that stopped a sweep. Knights lose heartbreaker in 10th ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff rfnftbn tfffbnfb fftb tb nf tfnbf fft tff btf ttbnnf nftt bn nbfbnb fbbbtf frfnftfnn btfftf fftntf fnft bnftrf bnrftfff f btffffb tfttf bfn ftnbt btf fbt fnfnfn ffftfn nbfftbb tttrff tnfftnbnnr t rtfbntt ffftBy Richard Westlundr fntbnbbb bbbb r f r n t b t n r f n t b n rfntbrn

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Page 10 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival By City Ordinance, there are no pets allowed in Central Park at any time nor on Park Avenue between New England Avenue and Canton Avenue during the regular Festival hours. Friday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bright House Networks Salutes the 55th AnnualWinter Park Sidewalk Art Festival www.brighthouse.com

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 11 ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Winter Park Side walk Art Festival is one of the nations oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, consis tently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style maga zines. In 2013, it was voted Americas Best Juried Fine Art Fair by ArtFairCalen dar.com readers. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. This year about 1,100 art ists from around the world applied for entry, and an in dependent panel of judges selected 225 national and international artists to at tend the show. The National Endowment for the Arts, The White House, Congress and many others have laud ed the Festival for promoting art and art education in Central Florida. An all-volunteer board of direc tors runs the annual Festival, now celebrating its 55th year. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival was started by a handful of enthusiasts as a community project was held on Park Avenue in March of 1960. The fes tival featured original works of art and, after being advertised for just three weeks before the opening, drew 90 exhibiting artists. Over the next decade, the Festival grew to more than 600 artists and was spread out over Park Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Canton Avenue and on all cross streets. For the past 30 years or so, the Festival has been contained sole ly in the park area and currently features 225 artists and three emerging artists. A loving art community has created and nurtured a successful festival that looks forward to another 50 years in Central Park. ART CATEGORIES There is a wide variety of outstanding artwork. Categories include: Clay, Digital Art, Draw ing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Met al, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. AWARDS The artists compete for 63 awards totalling $72,500. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Committee purchases the Best of Show piece for $10,000 and do nates it to the city of Winter Park for display in the permanent collection at the Winter Park Public Library. A $5,000 Art of Philanthropy purchase award is donated by The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and a $2,500 Award for a Distinguished Work of Art is presented through The Charles Hos mer Morse Museum of American Art. In addition, there are 10 Awards of Excellence at $2,000 each, 20 Awards of Distinction at $1,000 each, and 30 Awards of Merit at $500 each. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER More than 200 national and international artists, and top-quality entertainment, will keep things entertaining and intriguing at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Friday, March 21 4:30 4:45 p.m. Crossing April 4:45 5:15 p.m. Brad Catron/Dayve Stewart 5:45 6:45 p.m. The Buzzcatz 7:30 9 p.m. Kim Waters Saturday, March 22 10 10:45 a.m. Paint it Black (classical) 11 11:30 p.m. Orlando Childrens Choir 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Suzuki Institute (jazz) 12:45 1:45 p.m. Orlando Brass Quintet 2 3 p.m. Kenny Mackenzie Trio 3:15 4:15 p.m. Robbie Hazen 4:30 6 p.m. The Redcoats Sunday, March 23 10 10:45 a.m. Three Flutes Only 11:00 11:30 p.m. Elevate Live Entertainment 11:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Bach Festival Youth Choir 12:45 1 p.m. Biana Pinchuk 1 1:45 p.m. Orlando Concert Band 2 2:45 p.m. Matt Shenk Band 3 4:15 p.m. Daisy Cameron Wessner

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Page 12 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall853 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 12Visit us on Facebook. No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL! Hey, kids! Come create! Have fun! Its free! Boys and girls, here is your chance to show ev eryone your artistic abilities by creating unique artwork. Best of all, its all free and kids can keep what they make! The fun happens between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Childrens Workshop Village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Childrens Workshop Village is appropriate for children of all ages. One of the most popular activities at the Vil lage is easel painting on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, each of our museum part ners has prepared interesting hands-on arts and crafts activi ties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2014 POSTER ARTIST: Bill Farnsworth As a 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Bill Farnsworth has spent most of his life in New Milford, Conn., painting landscapes of the rural area, while supporting himself and family with his growing illustration career. A signature member of The Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, and NOAPS, Farnsworths paintings have appeared in many national shows and private collections throughout the United States. A nationally known illustrator, Farnsworth garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of Americas national and regional shows. in Punta Gorda, and Best in Show in the 2010 Cashiers paint out. Bill won a bronze medal in The 2013 OPA Sum mer Salon. Fine Art Views says, Sensitive and full of hu man emotion, the heartfelt work of Farnsworth takes us to inner depths. My goal with my work is to paint what I love and con vey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well, he says. His work is represented by The Hughes Gallery, Gal erie Du Soliel, JM Stringer Gallery, The Edward Dare Gallery, Mountain Mist gallery and An derson Gallery. Bill currently lives in Venice, Fla., with his wife Debbie. Childrens Workshop Village

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 13 [ R EDEFINE ] HOW YOU TH INK ABOU T RE T I R EMEN T LIVING Imagine a time in your life when you have the freedom to do exactly as you please. Relax ...revitalize ...reinvent ...renew. And, then imagine a place where you can do all that on your terms and still have the complete peace of mind that comes only with the guarantee of comprehensive continuing care. That place ... is The Mayower the gold standard for retirement communities in Central Florida. 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 3/2014 1620 Mayower Court I Winter Park, FL 32792 I 407.672.1620 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayower.com JUDGES FOR 2014 Each year the Art Festival selects three judges from around the country; they each have artistic creden more than 1,000 artists who apply. The images that they view for selection have numbers and no names so the judges wont be swayed by recognition of the artist. These same judges attend the Festival in March and view each artists whole body of work in order to select the winners of this years awards. Jerry Allen Gilmore ing from Western Washington University and an MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State Univer sity. Over the past 30 years, Gilmore has built a unique and impressive career as both an art ist and arts admin istrator, including a combined 14 years in director and curatori al practice at MARS Art-Space, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado-Boulder, and as visual arts di rector at the Arvada Center for the Arts. Gilmore has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, Peru and Mexico. His work also appears in the collections of the Nordstrom Corporation, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum and among numerous private collections throughout the U.S. Gilmores intimate miniatures and sweeping large-scale drawings are deceptively personal as he adopts a cast of animated characters and symbols to relate his own story. Where you go depends upon where you have been, and where you can go depends upon what you can imagine. Novie Trump is a Washington, D.C., based sculptor and installation artist working primarily in ceramic and mixed media. Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, and has been featured in numerous publica tions. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded many grants and commis sions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. Formerly the executive director of Lee Arts Center in Arlington, Va., Novie Trump currently curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the United States. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations and currently serves as the chair of the Distinguished Artist Series on the board of organization for the Smithsonian Renwick Museum. Novie Trump is the founder and director of Flux Stu dios, a contemporary art space in Mt. Rainier, Md. To learn more, please visit her website at novietrump. com Evan Wilson is an artist specializing in the realist tradition of oil painting. He studied at North Carolina School of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Schuler School of Fine Art. In 1978 he received a grant from the Green shields Foundation of Montreal to study old master draw ing and painting in Florence, Italy. He also concentrated on developing his plein air technique, paint ing the vivid colors around the hill towns of Tuscany. Wilson is the re cipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 William Bouguereau Award for Emotion, Theme and the Figure, Art Renewal Interna tional Salon; and the Alabama Arts Award, University of Alabama. His paintings are in public and private collec tions, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama; the Greenville Museum, South Carolina; the Public Catalogue Foundation, United Kingdom; and the George Lucas Collection in California. In 2007, he co-curated LEGACY, A Tradition Lives On, a traveling museum exhibition featuring the work of 12 artists and their men tor, Joseph Sheppard. He is represented by Quidley and Company in Boston and Nantucket.

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Page 14 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer When Morgan Kennedy was chosen to participate in a work hula hooping contest, she had no idea a toy would completely change her life. She wasnt very good at keep ing the hoop swinging around her hips that day, and within a few swooshes it had tumbled down to the ground. Safe to say she wasnt the winner, she laughed, but she was surprised to feel a certain kind of carefree happiness she hadnt felt in a long time. Kennedy had recently gone through something tragic in her life, and was left a single mom liv She felt alone and life seemed scary every day. I felt like my life was broken, she said. Her anxiety and depression sway of her hips as she decided to pick up the hula-hoop again. Shed spend hours in her kitchen teaching herself to hula hoop she vowed to not watch a single You Tube tutorial video until she had the basics mastered on her own. It was an escape, a way to focus on something positive. Hooping helped me get out of depression, she said. Whenever youre hula hooping and youre in phins, which make you happy. Shed hula on the Rollins Col lege grassy areas before a tough test to settle her nerves, she left hula hoops strategically placed around her home just in case she got bored, and she couldnt help but talk excitedly about hula hoop ing at her job as an Orlando Health systems trainer. After some time with average store-bought hula hoops, she real ized she needed something stur dier for hoop dancing and working her own. Friends got interested and she made hoops for them, she found places to teach hula hoop ing, and the fun toy became more than just a hobby her business Happy Hula Hoops was born. She sells workout hula hoops for about $25, though prices range for the custom hoops she can cre ate, and through her company she does hula hoop performances for parties and teaches hooping les sons. She also loves to teach hula hooping workout classes. Its all about sharing my art with people, Kennedy said. I want to share what made me so happy, what brought me out of the darkness, with other people. Her hula workout classes range in intensity and can go from never stop, boot-camp style to what she teaches her client Evelyn Thomas Williams at her home in Maitland each Tuesday evening. Thomas Williams is on oxygen and some times uses a wheelchair, and want ed a low-impact exercise routine that would get her moving and having fun. Shes a child of the s, when all there was to do was hula-hoop all day it was her love back then. She cant wait to get good enough to hold out her arms and let the hoop really get swing ing off her hips. Its not freeing yet, but Im looking forward to it being free ing, she said. Kennedy also does hula hoop performing, and has been onstage entertainment with local favorite band Beebs and Her Money Mak ers, but doesnt like the spotlight as much as watching others light up as they grasp a basic skill or nail a trick. In spite of that, shes got a talent for performing and really dancing with the hula hoop. Her grooves right around the hoop. Her toes point out with a dancers grace and its amazing to see how high she can throw the hoop and then catch in it a spin. Its a form of expression, she said. I like to put my heart into it theres something that lights a very passionate about hula hoop ing, it just makes me smile. Ben Smith, another hula hoop lover and customer of Kennedys, agreed. Its fun, you kind of exceed your own expectations it really is an art with a lot more depth, he said. Its a legitimate style of dancing. Kennedy wants to continue to share her love of hula hoop ing with others, because you cant underestimate what something so small can do for your life. I just never thought Id have so much joy and happiness from a little toy, she said. It changed my life. See videos of Morgan at Youtube.com/wpmobserver PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Morgan Kennedy changed her life with hula hooping, and turned it into a business. Chasing a different kind of hoop dream Rollins student Morgan Kennedy found happiness after tragedy by learning to hula hoop BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff FreeFitbit Flexes healthy lunch, pedometers, other prizes & surprises Kick Off!Friday, April 4th11:30 AM to 1:00 PMLunch and Walk Start at:2400 Maitland Center ParkwayJoin us for a fun, free 20-minute walk and the launch of a marked walking path in Maitland Office Center Complex (MOCC). Each walker receives a free t-shirt,* pedometer, healthy delicious lunch andthe company with the most walkers wins 5 Fitbit Flexes!** Join Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, other community leaders and more than a hundred employees from the MOCC. Maitland Walks is a new, free community program that is focused on getting people walking more to promote health. It is sponsored and supported by Healthy Central Florida and the City of Maitland. Healthy Central Florida is a community-based partnership of Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. April4 First 150 people to sign up for the walk will receive a free t-shirt ** The winning company is the one with the largest participation of walkers as percentage of total employees at its Maitland location. Florida Hospital is not eligible for this prize. Other rules apply. Supporting Partners Register at HealthyCentralFlorida.org

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 15 Researchers have found that women who walked at least 1.5 hours per week had women who walked less than 40 minutes a week. Walking can help decrease the risk of heart attack, decrease the risk of develop ing type 2 diabetes, and can even reduce the risk of bone fracture. Brisk walking can reduce stress and depression levels as well as improve cancer survival rates. Walking helps prevent osteoporosis. Research shows that postmenopausal women who walk around one mile per day each day have higher whole-body bone density than women who walk less. Walking reduces the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Join us for a Healthy Central Floridasponsored walk in Winter Park, Maitland and/or Eatonville. All walks are 30 minutes long and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Afterwards, enjoy friendly conversation as you get to know your neighbors. Youll meet some really nice people, see our gorgeous community in a new light, Winter Park Winter Park Public Library Tuesdays 7 a.m. 460 E. New England Ave. Walk with a Doc Thursdays 6 p.m. Crosby YMCA 2005 Mizell Ave. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Fridays 10 a.m. 151 W. Lyman Ave. Maitland Maitland Public Library Thursdays 6:30 a.m. 501 S. Maitland Ave. Eatonville Wednesdays 7 a.m. 100 E. Kennedy Blvd. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Join a Healthy Central Florida walk today 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 I just read that the new ABC drama Resurrection led the pack in terms of view ership for Sunday night TV on March 9. The premise of the show is that someone who has died miracu lously returns from the dead in order to help people work through unresolved issues and grief. lic is still enamored with people returning from the dead even though we live in a post-Christian society, with the entertain ment industry leading the way in skep ticism about Christianity. While we can wander away from Christ, we cant wander away from the question his life and death The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes observes: Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of Gods work from beginning to end Ecclesiastes 3:11 Nearly every culture that has ever exist ed has embraced some version of an after life. Even our hyper-materialistic 20th Cen in which people came back from the dead, sometimes as zombies, sometimes as rein carnations. Even when we deny an afterlife it seems we cant stop thinking about it. Its in the human heart. The Ecclesiastes passage reminds us that human knowledge, at least in the realm of eternity, is limited. When we dont know, the urges of the human heart will cause us to use our imaginations to dream about what we hope for and desire, or even fear. And so, we will continue to fantasize about what might be or could be. And the enter tainment industry will continue to feed our curiosity. About a month from now we will be celebrating Easter, when Jesus conquered the grave. Throughout history millions of Christians have not just placed their hopes of his version of eternity, they have bet their lives on it. They have understood that because of Jesus death and resurrection, those who believe in Him can experience a resurrection where there will be no more crying or pain (Revelation 21:4). As a pastor, I have seen the power of this understand ing played out in funeral homes around the world. Like everyone, Christians grieve the loss of loved ones. But behind their tears is a conviction that God himself will one day wipe away those tears. Its a story worth a second look because in the end, eternity is not what we make of it, but what God has made of it. Just sayin. Resurrection and our life-after-death obsession Jim Govatos Reality Lines Happy Spring! At this point, regardless of the weather, it is time to plant, plant, plant! You should already have some spring vegetables planted. March is special because you can have cool season and warm season vegetables planted at the same time. Now is the time to plant arugula, bush beans, pole beans, lima beans, bok choy, chinese cabbage, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, try something new like a Gherkin Cucumber. ery 3-4 weeks to ensure a continual harvest. Succession planting is especially important for lettuce, radishes, green beans and anything else that has a short life cycle. Another strategy in succession planting it to plant two crops at the same time in the same garden area, removed to let the other crop grow to maturity. For example, by growing a 30-day crop such as radishes in the carrot bed, which takes 6090 days to mature. Cucumbers, squash and tomatoes disease problems. Caterpillars are the major pest so check your plants daily. For prevention or to kill caterpillars, spray with organic pesticide BT (Bacillu Thursingensis). You can buy this at most garden centers or Home Depot. At this time of year, garden space is valuable real estate! If you run out of room, consider buying a growbox from Our Whole Community or using other containers to grow more. As soon as one crop comes out, amend the soil with compost such as worm castings, mushroom or cow manure and replant right away. It is also help ful to practice crop rotation and plant crops in different plant families each time. Crop rotation helps to lessen pest and disease problems and maintain soil fertility. Please visit OurWholeCommunity.org or email owc_ed@me.com for more in formation on growboxes, bed rentals and a calendar of healthy living programs, seminars, etc. relationships and share resources resulting in innovative programs that inspire, motivate and educate individuals in their pursuit of optimal health. For more information on Our Whole Community, please visit ourwholecommunity. org. Our Whole Community is pleased to contribute monthly to the Winter Park Observer. Email owc_ed@me.com for inquiries about OWC. Spring Garden Notes

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Some of our Central Flori da friends, family, and neighbors are dealing with terminal illness, facing the possibil ity of the end of their days. Death is more unavoidable than taxes, but how would you prepare Everyone wants to be comfortable. Most of us want to be in control. And the vast majority of us prefer home over Theres no place like home, said Dorothy as she clicked her magic shoes together. Everyone has a different perspective on Doctors are trained to treat, as pointed out by physician author Atul Gawande (http://tinyurl. com/266xt7w). Each person may have his or her own sense of how far down the treatment road he or she may want to go. Hospice is an option for main taining the highest quality of life possible and preparing for the end of life. More than 44 percent of people who died in the United States in 2011 were under the care of a hospice program at the time of their death, according to the National Hospice and Pallia tive Care Organization. diagnosis is for limited survival, hospice is an option. Patients fac ing a condition with limited sur vival can be taken in if they have less than six months to live, al can be illusive. Twenty years ago, most hospice patients had cancer, but now end-stage heart, lung, kidney and liver diseases are common reasons for hospice. A common myth is that hos pice is only for the very last days of life. Hospice can provide supportive services for many months and help the patient and family prepare for lifes biggest transition. A multi-disciplinary hospice team, including a nurse, physician, social worker, clergy, and home health aide keep the patient as comfortable as pos sible. This diverse caregiving team can help control symptoms and pain, guide and support family members providing care, and address issues important to the patient and family. Hospice can also give quick-response care The majority of hospice patients stay in their own home for most of their care, although facilities are also available when intensive care is needed. Some patients and families see choosing hospice as giving up. Others see it as regaining control of their lives at a dif comfort of home as long as pos sible. Patients have the option of leaving hospice services at any time. Some opt out of hospice if symptoms improve or they de cide to pursue treatment. One study found hospice patients lived an average of one month longer than similar people who did not opt for hospice. This may be because the hospice patients symptoms were managed, they did not undergo risky last hope treatments, and they did not ex perience iatrogenic (caused by medical care) complications. Are all hospice services the are the same. Central Florida has several hospice services, caring for patients in different counties throughout the area. Just like ev ery school and every restaurant is different, each hospice has a hospices going through transi tions along with more stable organizations. If you are con sidering hospice, you can have several hospices visit you as you decide if it is an option for you easier to explore your options early rather than waiting for a crisis. A discussion with hospice is not a commitment; it can pro vide information and options to consider for some tough ques tions. Get more information at hos picefoundation.org Hospice and caring for our nal days Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 17 Several years ago I read a book that changed my life. The book, called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, consisted of four pacts to make with oneself, based on ancient Toltec wisdom. These agree ments, once made, had the potential of bringing freedom, empowerment, harmony and wisdom. While all four agreements were powerful life lessons, the one that truly resonated with me was: Be impeccable with your word. As I slowly became aware of the indiscrimi nate words that I spoke every wak ing moment (and pre ceding that, the thoughts I thought in my head), I realized how much power each individual is blessed with. My words were liter ally shaping my life and until now, Id never paid much attention to them. Words are powerful. Frank Out law famously said: Watch your thoughts; they be come words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Words shape our present and future. Unfortunately, weve picked up our vocabulary from caregivers who were limited by their own fears, judgments and self-limiting beliefs. When we hear the same words re peatedly Youre stupid, Youre always sick, Girls cant do that, Men dont cry we internalize them and these words become be liefs that shape every decision we make in our personal and profes sional lives. The good news (theres always good news!) is that it doesnt take much to turn our lives around and revamp our vocabulary to one that aligns with our authentic self. All is takes is a little self-awareness and lot of self-love, and were good as new! Here are some words and phrases that, once released, can bring joy, vi tality and goodness in our life: Should A Zen teacher and dear friend once told me Dont should on your self! Since then should has almost completely evaporated from my vo cabulary. Should seems to be a package deal that comes attached with feelings of guilt, obligation and fear. Should feels like a heavy bur den we lug around, and releasing it from our vocabulary relieves us of a lot unnecessary heaviness. But Buts are a huge problem in our world today. They paralyze us into believing we are powerless and choice-less. But often gets in the way of our personal greatness. Id like to try that workout but. I want to ask for that raise but But gives us the perfect excuse to talk ourselves out of opportunities for self-growth. We stay stagnant, procrastinating and weak thanks to this word. Yes (and No) Yes and No are two edges of the same sword. For people pleas ers, saying no is a problem. On the other hand for people guided by fear, saying yes is the challenge. boundaries, identify when enough one of those people who never says yes to new opportunities, adven tures and relationships because person maintains a balance of these two words in their vocabulary. Words of gossip As spiritual beings we under stand that everything is made of en ergy our thoughts, our words, our actions, our environment. When we use our energy to slander, demean or gossip about someone, we fail to re alize that the real damage is happen ing to us! These thoughts and words emanate from within us and damage us way before they reach the intend ed target. Gossip is a kind of emo tional poison that destroys our wellbeing and that of others. It serves no one and creates an unhealthy, toxic environment around us. Dont When we limit or instruct some one else from living their hearts desire (whether it feels right to us or not) we are limiting our own dreams too. Dont is one of those words we grew up on (Dont climb that tree, Dont wear that dress, Dont laugh so loud). As children we felt crushed, disappointed and caged by dont and yet as adults words to limit our loved ones: chil dren that want to explore, partners and spouses that want to be sponta neous and adventurous, colleagues and employees that want to take risks. Even more damaging is the in ner voice that screams dont every time we want to step out of our com fort zone. If we truly desire to live a life of creativity, joy, laughter and love then our words will lead the way. Which ones are you choosing to Try a spring vocabulary cleanse Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA C T YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for I ndependen t Living in Central F lorida 720 Nor th Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K ad_innerscientist.pdf 1 2/12/14 12:06 PM Puja Madan is a womens health coach, writer and speaker. She has received her training from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. Puja offers powerful health and wellness programs for young women, in person or online, empowering them through healthier food and lifestyle choices. Puja practises Yoga and meditation daily and believes that all inner growth starts with a love affair with oneself! For more information visit www. innerscientist.com or www.facebook. com/innerscientist We throw away a lot of food both at the retail level and at home for a lot of reasons. On the retail level, food can be discarded because of damage (dented cans), over stocking, unpurchased holiday foods, spillage and blemished foods. At home, we throw away food for even more reasons, including spillage, lack of knowledge about preparation and portion sizes, the aging of fruits and vegetables, uneaten holiday foods and confusion over use by versus best before versus sell by dates on packaging. (Unfortunately there are no federal regulations regarding the date information except on infant formula. Some states require date information, but its not uniform.) The Department of Agri culture has completed a major study on food loss, and it has come to some startling conclu sions about how much food we throw away in one year. On the consumer level: fresh fruit, 9.5 billion pounds; fresh vegetables, 12.8 billion pounds; poultry, 3.9 billion pounds; 1.5 billion pounds; milk, 10.5 billion pounds. Per individual, that means: fresh fruit, 40 pounds; fresh vegetables, 59 pounds; poultry, 13 pounds; eggs, 7 pounds; pounds. When it comes to the calorie value of food thats thrown away, two studies differ in their conclusions. One says its the equivalent of 789 calories per day. The other puts it at 1,400 calories per day. Its likely that much food is thrown away simply because of the confusion over the dates. The Department of Agriculture explains: the store can display the prod uct for sale. Use before this day for best date recommended to use the product while at the peak of quality. Cans: Canned foods are safe as long as they arent exposed temperatures below freezing or above 90 degrees F, and dont have dents, rust or bulges. (An other opinion: Go by the dates on the can.) Eggs: Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not the weeks of purchase. Theyre safe to use after the sell-by date. For more information, look for Food Product Dating on the Department of Agriculture website at www.fsis.usda.gov David Ufngton regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com Dont toss food before its time 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!

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Page 18 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer March is National Peanut Month! Its time to celebrate Americas most popular nut. The peanut plant probably originated in South America. Eu peanuts in Brazil. Tribes in central Brazil also ground peanuts with maize to make a drink. Peanuts were growing as far north as Mexico when the Span ish began their exploration of the New World. The explorers took peanuts back to Spain, and from there traders and explorers spread them to Asia and Africa. Africans peanuts to North America begin ning in the 1700s. Peanuts were grown in Virginia in the 1800s as a commercial crop, and used mainly for oil, food and as a cocoa substitute. At this time, peanuts were regarded as a food for livestock and the poor, and and harvest. Peanuts became prominent af ter the Civil War when Union sol diers found they liked them and took them home. Both armies sub sisted on this high-protein food source. Their popularity grew in the late 1800s when P.T. Barnums circus wagons traveled across the country and vendors called out, Hot roasted peanuts! to the crowds. Peanuts also became popular at baseball games. In the early 1900s, peanuts crop when the boll weevil threat ened the Souths cotton crop. Fol lowing the suggestions of noted scientist Dr. George Washington Carver, peanuts served as an ef fective commercial crop and, for a time, rivaled the position of cot ton in the South. There is evidence that ancient South American Inca Indians peanuts to make pea nut butter. In the United States, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of cereal fame) invented a version of peanut butter in 1895. introduced at the St. Lou is Worlds Fair in 1904. It is believed that the U.S. Army popularized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, using them for sustenance during ma neuvers in World War II. Americans average more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Peanut butter accounts for about half that total with $850 million in retail sales each year. Despite the fact that peanuts are high in fat, they are still an excellent food choice because they provide a variety of impor tant nutrients. Peanuts contain unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, all of which improve health and lower the risk of chronic dis ease. A study of more than 15,000 peanut consumers determined that they had higher levels of vi tamin A, vitamin E, folate, mag nesium, zinc, iron, calcium and not eat peanuts. These nutrients are needed by the body to func tion properly. Peanuts play a role in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and improving longevity and per formance. Peanuts help prevent chronic diseases such as heart dis ease, diabetes and cancer. Studies have shown they can decrease lipid levels and may reduce in disease. Researchers also have found that mortality decreases as the frequency of eating nuts, such as peanuts, increases. In addition to all of these won them a great addition to a nutri tious diet. This recipe for Spicy Peanut-Crusted Chicken adds a healthy crunch to boneless, skin less chicken breasts or thighs. 1. In a pie pan or shallow bowl, poultry seasoning, and a 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper; mix well. In a second dish, com bine mustard and honey with re maining 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. 2. Place the chopped peanuts in a third dish. Dip each piece of in the honey-mustard mixture, 3. Heat butter and the olive oil in a 10to 12-inch skillet; un til butter is melted and foamy. Add the chicken and cook over medium-low heat until cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Makes four servings. (*Additional information pro vided by Christeena Haynes, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Ed ucation Specialist, Dallas County, University of Missouri Exten sion.) Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning childrens author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic Cookbook. Her website is divapro.com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Hulu.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. Celebrate the healthiness of peanuts Spicy Peanut-Crusted Chicken 1-tablespoon poultry seasoning 1-tablespoon garlic powder 1-teaspoon cayenne pepper 1-teaspoon salt 1-teaspoon black pepper -cup prepared mustard 2-tablespoons honey 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, or a combination of both 2-tablespoons butter 2-tablespoons olive oil Death Benets Left to Someone with a Disability? What Happens?Caregivers routinely name their dependents with special needs as beneciaries of life insurance and annuity contracts and distribute money in wills to surviving issue without understanding how these payments will impact government benet eligibility. Inheritances and death benets distributed to someone with a disability may or may not cause the loss of government benets depending on the nature of the benet program. Various government programs available to them will be discussed below, as well as corrective actions that can be taken to preserve government benet eligibility. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based program available to people with disabilities. When a recipient of SSI receives a death benet distribution, the surviving caregiver is often shocked when the Social Security Administration audits their nancial situation and terminates their SSI monthly payments and valuable corresponding Medicaid insurance benets to his or her dependent. SSI has very strict asset limitations and only allows their recipients to keep up to $2,000 in assets. A death claim payment can cause the immediate loss of these benets, until the payment is spent down below the $2,000 SSI limit. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments are made to adults with disabilities who have a previous qualifying employment record and have paid taxes into the system in recent years. It is considered an entitlement program, and Medicare benets will follow after receiving twenty-four months of these payments. A special needs child who is under age 22 and who is not working can obtain SSDI benets based on his or her parents prior earnings. Payments made under the SSDI program do not have asset restrictions. However, payments may be reduced if too many family members receive benet payments and exceed the family maximum. What steps can a caregiver take to preserve SSI and Medicaid if their dependent with special needs receives a death benet distribution, without spending down all the money? The solution is discussed below. The 1993 Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (OBRA ) led Congress to provide special treatment for transfers to or for the benet of people with disabilities. Asset transfers could be made to special needs trusts by the person seeking SSI and Medicaid with no disqualication period, provided that the government agency is reimbursed for the cost of benets provided after the death of the person for whom the trust was established. Errors in planning for individuals with disabilities can be remedied under OBRA provisions. Yes, the trust may have payback provisions. However, money in the trust can be used on behalf of the person during his or her lifetime. This trust can certainly provide a safety net and help safeguard the immediate loss of government benets. Due to the complexity of federal and state laws, it may be helpful to have a specially trained professional to work with you, your attorney and other advisors when planning for the future of your dependent with special needs. Call Special Needs Planner Charles Fisher at 407-393-6693 for a condential consultation. MetLife Center for Special Needs PlanningSMFor more information about this and other related topics, visit our organizations website at www.metlife.com/special needs or call 1-877-638-3375. MetLife does not provide tax or legal advice. We will work with you and your tax and legal advisers to help you select appropriate product solutions to suit your specic needs and circumstances. L1111223042[exp0114][All States][DC,PR] Charles FisherFinancial Services Representative Special Needs Planner MetLife of Central Florida 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 800, Orlando, FL 32801

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 19 DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two of my children, a boy in the second grade and a girl in kindergarten, have been scratch ing their behinds for a week. I mentioned this to my neighbor, and she said they probably have pinworms. That made me sick to my stomach. they have them, where did they dren. Should they, my husband upset. A.D. ANSWER: Calm down. Pin worms are easily treated. Theyre harmless and dont indicate a lack of cleanliness in your home. Theyre found worldwide, and no stratum of society is immune to infection with them. Transmission takes place when into another persons mouth. Scratching embeds eggs under infections take place when an adult or child with pinworm eggs under his or her nails or on his or her hands touches another, and that person then transfers them to the mouth. In the digestive tract, an adult pinworm emerges in a month to six weeks. Infected people perpetuate the cycle of infection in their own bodies by transmitting eggs to their mouths. The mature female pinworm travels down the digestive tract at night and deposits her eggs at or just outside the anus. A female lays more than 11,000 eggs. Theyre the cause of intense itching. The diagnosis is made by in the morning, before the child has washed. A pinworm looks like a thin, white thread, about four-tenths of an inch (1 cm) long. and a magnifying glass. Scotch or a similar object and pressed against the skin near the anus, traps eggs, which the doctor can see with a microscope. The tape sticky side on the outside. The ends of the tape are folded over to adhere to the two sides of the depressor. Mebendazole and albendazole do a good job in get ting rid of the worms. All family members should be treated. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor has me on a calcium tablet because Im nearing the osteopo rosis line. Im 63 and never have taken any kind of medicine. I hate to break my record. Cant I get enough calcium from foods to reach my calcium please. B.A. ANSWER: You can get enough calcium from foods, and its as good a way, if not better, of getting that mineral than are tablets and pills. Eight ounces of low-fat yogurt has 413 mg; 8 ounces of lowfat milk, 300 mg; 6 ounces of mg; 3 ounces of canned sardines, 324 mg; 1.5 ounces of cheddar cheese, 306 mg; 1 cup of cottage cheese, 138 to 206 mg. A woman of your age needs about 1,200 mg of calcium a day. Most bookstores have small books with the nutritional content of foods, and they arent expensive. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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. Theres some grim news for those of us who arent active. A study out of Northwestern Uni versitys Feinberg School of Medi cine in Chicago found that if were over the age of 60, every hour in a day that we sit increases our risk of becoming disabled by 46 percent. But it gets worse. Even if were active at other times, it doesnt completely offset the results of ... sitting. No, the study didnt say that abled if we spend too much time sitting (thats a topic for other studies), but clearly the odds arent in our favor. For the purposes of the study, not being able to take care of our needs the activities of daily liv ing, such as getting dressed. Most of the participants spent about nine hours a day sitting. The study looked at the level of moderate to vigorous activity. Ac cording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moderate exercise is effort rated as a 5 or 6 on a scale of 0 to 10. Vigorous ex ercise is a 7 or 8 on that scale. One minute of vigorous activity equals two minutes of moderate activity. The study found that exercising for even 10 minutes at a time, for a total of 150 minutes a week, as well as doing muscle-strength ening exercises two days a week, For even greater health ben the 2 1/2 hours a week to 5 hours. Muscle strengthening can include working with resistance bands, yoga and weight lifting. While those hours dont use up all the sitting time we also en gage in, it does help to even the risk score with less sitting and more moving. 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 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Want better quality of life? Dont just sit there Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Help! My family is itching to be rid of pinworms 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.

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Page 20 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Tonight March 20 Jeb Bush at Rollins College As part of a series of talks offered free to the public, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College presents former Gov. Jeb Bush in a talk called Americas Promise in Uncertain Times, in which he will share his insights on the current challenges facing America. Set for this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Alfond Sports Center, the event is free no tickets required. Call 407-691-1995 or visit winterparkinsti tute.org Tonight through April 11 The Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando Orlando continues to enhance its reputation in the art world as Central Florida artist Robin Maria Pedrero creates and curates the Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando. Opening tonight at CityArts Factory, this is the fourth installment of a worldwide art experi ence featuring original, postcard-sized art, donated by artists from around the world. The postcard art will be displayed and sold through April 11 needs students at The Center for Con temporary Dance. The exhibit is free and open to the public, visit twitterar texhibit.org Tonight March 20 Hannibal Square Wine Tasting The kick-off of Art Festival weekend is presented at Hannibal Square by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Hannibal Square Merchants As sociation this evening beginning at 5 p.m. Held the day before the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival begins, the evening offers more than 40 varieties of wine and beer samples, ap petizers from local eateries, and live music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door with en trances at the corner of West New England and Pennsylvania or West New England and Virginia. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org Now through April 20 Shakespeare takes on Julius Caesar Shakespeares ver sion of the death of Julius Caesar explores the line between patriotism and personal ambition with Caesars assassination leading the world to the brink of anarchy. In an already brilliant season for the Shakespeare Cen ter, Julius Caesar is another timeless classic. Adding to the experi ence (30 minutes before each performance) an Orlando Shakes actor shares insights about the production with the audience. Visit Orland oShakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Now through April 20 The Mad Cow has a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Legend says that Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was Tennessee Williams favor ite play perhaps because it won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. The play examines how families deal with greed, mendacity, (repressed) sexual desire, and death. Presented in Mad Cow Theatres beautiful new complex through April 20, visit mad cowtheatre.com or call 407-297-8788. March 21 The Art of Thomas Thorspecken at Snap! Artist and urban legend Thor acts as a human camera, sketching and re cording events around Central Florida and posting daily sketches on his digital diary. Those very personal wa tercolor sketches of very public events will be celebrated in an exhibit of Thomas Thorspeckens work opening March 21 at 7 p.m. at Snap! at 1013 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. In addition to the exhibit, Thor will sign copies of his new book Urban Sketching. Visit Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rf 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) JULIUS CAESAR JEB BUSH

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 21 snaporlando.com March 22 The Broadway Tenors with the Orlando Philharmonic Central Florida is blessed with great singing-actors. In two performances at 2 and 8 p.m. on March 22, we can as Eatonville native Norm Lewis leads a team of tenors in an evening of Broadway clas sics from West Side Story, Chicago, nd Street, and more. Fresh from his Broad way triumph as Porgy in Porgy and Bess, Mr. Lewis will be joined by Brent Bar rett and Matt Cavenaugh with the Orlando Philharmonic conducted by Christopher Wilkins. Visit orlandophil.org or call 407-770-0071. March 22 Brevard Symphony makes history with Space Shuttle Atlantis In partnership with the Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will make history by present the space shuttle. Christo pher Confessore will conduct Symphonic Odyssey, a oncein-a-lifetime concert beneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis on March 22 at 8 p.m. Featur ing music from Star Wars, Star Trek and the fanfare by Richard Strauss from : A Space Odyssey, tickets are $150 and $250 (including din ner). Visit brevardsymphony. com or call 321-242-2024. March 22 The Luau A Special Olympics fundraiser More Indiana Jones than black-tie affair, The Luau is set in the lush landscaping of at Universal Studios. The ad venturous evening features tropical cuisine, cocktails, live entertainment, crab races, and a silent and live auction. The event raises funds for Team Florida as they journey to compete in the 2014 USA Spe cial Olympics. Celebrate the transformative power of the Special Olympics on March 22 and say aloha! to Team Florida. Visit specialolympics March 23 Frank Lloyd Wrights architecture in Florida Kenneth Treister, co-author of Bok Tower Gardens: Americas Taj Mahal, will discuss his new book and his connection to Frank Lloyd Wright at Lakelands Florida Southern College on March 23 at 10 a.m. Following the presentation is a book sign ing and optional tour of the worlds largest collection of Wright architecture, including a visit to Usonian House, the only Wright house built since the late 1960s for its original client on its original site. The brunch is $10 and the tour is $20. RSVP to Bobby Baum at 863-686-8820 or rbaum@gte. net March 25 to 30 EVITA on the Broadway Series The inventive and de cades later classic Broadway show EVITA offers us the Argentinean diva Eva Peron center stage at the Bob Carr PAC. The multi-award-win ning musical chronicles the life of Eva Peron in a six-day run from March 25 to 30 tell ing the rags-to-riches tale of Evita and her rise to power from being an illegitimate child from the slums to be coming First Lady of Argenti na. For a brief time, Evita was have her fragile health prove her downfall. Visit Orlando Broadway.com or call 1-800982-2787. March is National Noodle and Sauce Month I only just learned this, but with half the month still to go, those of us who cannot get enough Italian have one more reason to celebrate. A couple suggestions For fast-casual, Italios quick and easy pasta bowls are customized with your choice of three different sauces at 276 S. Orlando Ave. in Win ter Park. Visit italiokitchen. com For upscale dining, Prato in Winter Park, known for their Herb Ricotta Gnudi, offers handmade pastas, lo cally sourced ingredients and house-cured meats at 124 N. Park Ave. Visit prato-wp.com My personal favorite, CULTURE | A once-in-a-lifetime performance puts the Brevard Symphony under the Space Shuttle Atlantis C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 22 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. EVITA SPACE SYMPHONY $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

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Page 22 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Francescos in Maitland, of fers handmade noodles and sauces with a classic Sicilian Francesco uses only sustain able, local ingredients at 400 S. Orlando Ave. Visit francescosrist.com And looking ahead Along with the wonderful news that the new Dr. Phil lips Center for the Performing Arts will open this Novem ber, the Orlando Ballet is major performing arts groups to announce a community partnership that will allow the company to perform its 20142015 season in the Centers new Walt Disney Theater. This forward thinking partnership gives us all more opportunity to experience the new per formance space. Hooray and Hallelujah! Congratulations to all involved. Visit drphillip scenter.org CULTURE | Orlando Ballet will soon be performing in the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 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. Robert Allen Bob Cubbedge, age 87, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2014. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 4, 1926 and lived in Essex, Ontario, Canada as a child and then moved to Eustis, Florida as a teenager and Winter Park, Florida for high school. In high school, Bob was president of the Student Council and photog rapher for the Winter Park High School yearbook. Bob enjoyed photography his whole life and could always be seen with a camera in hand. As a senior in high school, Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet program and was called into active duty during World War II after ing and obtained his private pilots license after the war. Bob attended the University of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial En gineering. He then moved to Toledo, Ohio and worked as a sales engineer for Acklin Stamping, Leake Stamp ing and Engraving Company, and then as General Sales Manager for Kiemle Hankins Company. In 1971, Bob started his own business, Cubbedge Controls, Inc., and was a Manufacturers Agent and Corporate Executive for over 30 years. Bob served in leadership positions for many organizations in northern Ohio including Chairman of the Board for Toledo YMCA Storer Camps, Chairman of the Eagle Scout Board of Review, President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, President of the Toledo Technical Council, and Chairman of the Robotics and Smart Automation Conference at the University of Toledo. He was a member of Rotary International for over 50 years as well as a member of American Legion Post 335, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Regional Chamber of Commerce. All during his life Bob enjoyed getting together with his friends and relatives to share stories, play golf or tennis in the summer and go skiing in the winter. He was also an avid wife, Janet (Dietrich); step-brother, Hal Cubbedge and brother-in-law, Donald Jung. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Marilyn Jo; his children Keith (Lenore) Cubbedge, Kimberley (Larry) Cubbedge-Redd Ken (Debra) Cubbedge, Oticca (Ralph) Beamer, Tatja nia (Denny) Sakowski Art (Cindy) Kamm, and Donald Kamm along with 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and sisters Gay Jung and Carol (Nic) Andreyev of Winter Park, Florida. The family will receive guests on Tuesday, March 18th from 4-8 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, March 19th at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ot tawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, Ohio. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held for Bob in June 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cubbedge Nature Preserve at YMCA Storer Camps, 6941 Stony Lake Road, Jackson, MI 49201: phone (800) 536-8607. USONIAN HOUSE This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater CULT CLASSICS: KILL BILL VOL. 2Sun 1PMFLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, APRIL 4-13TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The 2014 Program has been announced. Floridalmfestival.comTIMS VERMEERFri, Sat, Sun 4PM, 6:30, 9PM Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9PM Tues 6:30Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film: MATILDAOnly $5 & a special Kids Menu will be offered! Sun 12PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 23 Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 17, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives Doing the garden, digging the weeds, Who could ask for more? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When Im sixty-four? The Beatles I confess to not being so enamored with aging. Could be that its overrated. When I hear someone comment on their age and, oh, woe is them because theyre now 42 or 36 or 28 I quickly offer, Id pay $5 to be 42. Laughs all the way around. It is not so much that I have any longing to be young(er)if that were even possibleits that I dont want it to end. Life is such a thrill. When I was in graduate school with a glorious new baby daughter I came to the intense realization that this is it, that I had give or take a few years, approximately 60, remaining on the clock and that the years would inexorably pass. At that moment I calculated Id used-up 25 percent of my allotted time (based on family medical history, longevity, etc.). Over the decades I have periodically tracked my time and had no reason to question my initial calculation that age 81-82 would be about it. Until My sister, Saint Sandra of Albu querque, recently asked how I came up with my projected end date, and I said that I split the difference between when Gramps and Dad died. She said, split the difference between when Mom and Dad died. Thanks a lot, Sister. Oh, Lordy. Ive even less time than I thought. Regardless, were all on the clock and it behooves each of us, doesnt it, to make the most of every day. I turned 65 this week and all during my now-past 64th year Id periodically hum the Beatles tune, When Im 64. I recommend it. Under the right circum stances (learn the lyrics), itll have you laughing out loud to yourself. Hell, Im still humming it. A question one regularly hears in life bly someone will say no more than 19 or 17. I am not sure I completely grasp the idea. I didnt start thinking until I was 36 or so. This is an accurate self-assessment. Sure, Id read thousands of books prior to 36, worked, married, had children, showed-up, been responsible, been irresponsible, but I do not believe my thinking had crystalized (think of it as illuminating from 75 watts to 100 watts). To suggest that the inner you today is some 17-year-old teenager is a curious assessment. We are enamored with that time in our lives (coming of age) because so many of our experiences were for so meaningful/so not). You discover who you (family/school/work/opposite sex/ same sex, etc.). Lose your virginity. Develop an interest (or two or three or 78). Recognize/wear your masculinity/ for college. Its no wonder so many of us fondly remember that context and time. It was an exciting, fun time. At least it was for me. Being a teenager was, indeed, a Kodachrome moment. Whole days, months and years of intense color. But now, candidly confessing, Im more of a black and white Panatomic X (ASA 32) kind of a guy. As you age, the trick, the challenge, the goal, is to keep the focus as well as the color in your life. Aging and the ticking clock Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! invective to our weatherman when he came to his senses, remembered he was on the Florida payroll, and gave us a beautiful day. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, sent to us by former Floridians who now live in the Seattle area. The book brought us much enlightenment and enter tainment. Author Brown deals colorfully with how the University of Washington Olympics. The scene was of course Berlin, and no less than Adolph Hitler was part of the enormous crowd. Brown tells not only a gripping narrative, but as a biographer de lineates the lives of the eight quite different rowers and their coxswain who, through unity of body and mind, won one of the worlds most exciting crew races. Concomi tantly, the Olympic rowing story advises us of how a purposeful life should be lived, through the philosophy of George Yeoman Pocock, the maker of the rowing shells. Its a beautifully written book of courage under pressure. half of a partnership looking for the other half. Being alone is often a tolerable solu tion for not just any partner can do the trick ideally. Those of us who have been married more than once will, I hope, have met up and bonded with the just right partner the second time around. It seems to me to be a miracle that with all the people walking around out there, that we ever meet the exactly right person with whom we are fated to spend the rest of our days and nights. Men and women are, after all, quite different animals, each with his or her own peculiarities. Trying to match up oneself with someone totally congenial is playing a very chancy game. The law, thank the good Lord, does not insist on perfec tion, and in the courts one can get disentan gled from bad mistakes and drop the hook in for yet another try if one still has the yen and the courage to do so! I know a guy who seems completely happy in his third time around. waged between our ears mercifully comes to a pause at times, in what we welcome as moments of tranquility. A great deal of the human race seems from afar to be as busy as a swarm of bees in what is quixoti cally called longing for escape far from the madding crowd. Tis peace of mind, lad, To sit for us and spit for us and bid all ill go by.Theocritus (3rd century B.C.) And so it is that mankind, seeking peace, often same degree of respect that he is showing our Constitution. The ultimate law that Congress can use to throttle the presidents lawless moves is to withhold funds. Con gress holds the purse strings. What hap pens when one House is Republican and means no Congressional action. from age 13 to 38 who were found to have smoked marijuana, seem to indicate that the smoker kids lost as many as 8 IQ points over time possibly from pot. change. Climate always changeswhat else can it do and keep its place as the Now our esteemed Secretary of State is traipsing around the world saying that the weather is the planets primary problem! As Charlie Brown says, Good grief! equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws from their govern ment, yet no two men are equal in person, property, understanding, activity and vir tue, or ever can be made so by any power less than that which created them. John Adams (1776) How come our Constitu tional expert lawyer president never seems As I was saying About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) We are enamored with our coming of age, because so many of our experiences were for the first time.

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WPMOBSERVER.COM Central Florida residents will have a chance to grab a free ride on the yellow and orange-striped SunRail trains during tentative select dates next month a move meant to spike interest in the new rail system. Passengers can hop aboard SunRail and travel to any of the 12 stops on April 15-18 and 2125, said Jessica Keane, spokes person for the Florida Department of Transportation. SunRail has yet to release a train schedule for the dates. can actually see the great ameni ties that it has, especially those tables, free Wi-Fi and how relax ing a ride can be in a commute to work, Keane said. This gives us an opportunity see if its something that they could do. USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! GUYS WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES LITERALLYLIFESTYLES, 7Tars drop three straightDisastrous start to SSC play. SPORTS, 9Hula hooping to happinessA tragedy sent this students life in a very circular direction. HEALTHY LIVING, 14COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 3 CALENDAR ................... 3 LIFESTYLES ................... 7 SPORTS ..................... 9 HEALTHY LIVING ............... 14 CULTURE .................... 20 OPINIONS ................... 23 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 24 Historic preservation in Win ter Park tasted a small victory Monday as City Commission ers voted to waive over $9,000 in utility installment costs for the relocation of the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, and to help out the Capen House move on the same night. The citys involvement will help save two historic buildings, after the city allowed an average the National Registry of Historic Places to be bulldozed every year for the last dozen years. The sewer and electric for the Chapel will bring it one step closer to new life as it takes root at its new home at the corner of New York and Lyman avenues. Movers picked up the chapel and placed it on its new founda tion last December due to an in coming land development on its original location on New Eng land Avenue. I think this is absolutely go ing in the right direction, Com missioner Carolyn Cooper said. I feel very good that we are in centivizing the reuse of historic facilities. Project general contractor aid from the City Commission at its Feb. 24 meeting in support of Traditional Neighborhoods Inc., pels relocation. I think the citys going to be pleased with the end result, Bellows said during the meeting. I would like to ask on behalf could contribute. The City Commission voted to pick up the tab on a crucial portion of another historic buildings project earlier that same meeting. A sewer line beneath the future site of the 128-year-old Capen House on the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden slowed the blistering pace of the relocation effort. Polasek Museum Executive Director Debbie Komanski received estimates ranging from $12,000 to $50,000 to redirect the pipe, leading her to ask City Manager Randy Knight if the city could provide the service for a cheaper cost and be reim bursed. better, agreeing to move the pipe at no cost to the Museum. We cant go on like this willy-nilly, but I think it is a di rection to the Historic Preservation Board to look at what weve been willing to support, Com missioner Steven Leary said. But the citys decision to lend too little, too late for a number of other historic buildings in Winter Park. The Annie Russell House PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThe Capen House project can move ahead after a newly discovered sewer pipe is moved.PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERA SunRail train arrives at Winter Parks new station during an event held March 3. City aids historic projectsCity Commission support to stalled building projects Rollins College student totals car two days after buying itTIM FREED Observer staff Please see PRESERVATION on page 2A Rollins College student early Friday morning after speed ing eastbound on Fairbanks Av enue just two days after he drove it off a car lot. Driver and Mstislav Hermes told police he was driving 85 miles per hour when he lost control of the car as he tried to round the is land at the three-way intersection of Fairbanks, Orange and Pennsylvania avenues. The car hit a curb in front of Fiddlers Green before slamming against a planter, sending it airborne with Hermes and passenger Ahmed Ahmed inside. The Jaguar landed on its roof and slid 350 feet past a railroad crossing before screeching to a halt around 2:30 a.m. Ahmed sustained minor head injuries, and both walked away from the crash. Ive seen all kinds of crashes they were very fortunate if they were traveling 85 miles per hour and did what they did hitting the curb, said Sgt. John Bologna of the Winter Park Police Department. It could have been a lot worse. Charges are currently pending against Hermes, who just turned 19 earlier that week, Bologna said. 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Page 2 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer PRESERVATION | Historic buildings may soon take root thanks to city pitching in SUNRAIL | Trains will give riders chances to ride for free and maybe hook themon Via Tuscany, the Schultz Home on New England Avenue and the Chase-Schenck Home on Palmer Avenue are among the many old homes lost to the wrecking ball over the years. GAI Consultants, Inc. sur veyed 650 historic resources in Winter Park in 2001, measuring their potential for the National Register of Historic Places. In the 12 years that followed, 60 of them have been demolished, according to research conducted by the Friends of Casa Feliz in October 2013. Weve lost a lot of precious historic resources over the years because nobody has intervened to save them, Friends of Casa Feliz Executive Director Betsy Owens said. They just let the free market do its thing. Owens said that in her nine years of involvement with historic preservation, the city hasnt supported any historical assets If our motto is the the city of culture and heritage, its im portant for us to put our money where our mouth is and spend appropriate resources to support culture and heritage in the city, Owens said. The change of pace for the city will help to save two buildings with a combined age of 207 years. Built in 1935, the old chapel originally housed a black Method ist church as early as 1943. The congregation resided inside the cha pel up until the 1990s, when it outgrew the building and moved elsewhere. Winter Park should continue incentivizing historic preservation with such buildings, but should be wary of what changes and renovations might damage a buildings his toric character, Cooper said. If were going to be investing our funds, what a tragedy it would be if there were so many changes made to the structure that it no longer per said. My concern is not that its going to be designated, its at what point do the changes for these facilities have to go before a historic preservation board. Cooper said the city will look at placing the wedding chapel on the Winter Park Historic Register SunRail pass sales continue to grow as the trains launch celebration approaches on April 30, when a train will visit each stop to blow its whistle. More than 9,000 SunCards have already been purchased and an additional 3,000 are currently pending. Residents should not use their digital SunCards for the free rides, Keane said, as the internal clock for the pass will start to run and waste purchased time. Excitement and anticipation grew for Winter Park residents as their station celebrated its grand opening on March 3, marking the doors. A white, Craftsman-style train looking to sneak a peek at the This represents the kickoff of so many good things for our region, Mayor Ken Bradley said. This is something that will bring jobs to our community and something that allows our own citizens to seek jobs in other parts of our region. Locals can get another sneak peek of the Winter Park Station during the Sidewalk Art Festival this weekend, March 21-23, as it opens its doors for tours. Train usage continues to grow in parts of Orange County. The number of passengers using the Amtrak rail service in the Orlando Metropolitan area jumped by years 2006/2007 and 2010/2011, according to MetroPlan Orlando. Riders boarding the train from the Winter Park Amtrak station saw a jump of 31.5 percent in that span of time. Giving residents who are new to public transportation some free exposure to SunRail makes sense, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke said. People can see how it works for them, he said. Its hard to tell unless you try it. If I worked downtown and didnt need a car, Id certainly try it. The DeBary station and Or landos Sand Lake Road stop will open their doors by end of this month, with the remaining nine stations set to open during the commuting passengers on May 1, following the whistle stop tour the day before. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 3MARCH 21-22The Morse Museum is hosting a Childrens Workshop Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22. Children visiting the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival can create their own peacock sculptures out of mini owerpots, glitter, feathers and other decorations. Its free! March 21-23The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festi val is back for the 55th time with more than 100 artists and thousands of pieces on display and for sale. Live music and entertainment will be on stage throughout the weekend at Winter Parks Central Park, plus food and drinks, including a beer garden, on site. More than 350,000 visitors are expected at the show, which is one of the highest rated art shows in America. Its from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The Winter Park Sidewalk Sale will run concurrently with the Winter Park Side walk Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 21-23 at merchants along Park Avenue. Enjoy savings of up to 75 percent off. Call 407-644-8281 for more informa tion. The Morse Museum is hosting an open house during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival March 21-23, with free ad mission from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. MARCH 28The sixth annual Bike From Park to Park takes off from the Central Park West Meadow in Winter Park at 8 a.m. Friday, March 28. Enjoy the scenery, take in the spring weather and get exercise on this guided tour through Winter Parks streets. MARCH 29On March 29 the Lake Highland Prepara tory School gym will play host to a wild and crazy evening: Live from Lake HighlandIts Saturday Night is this years spring ing, the premier social event and largest fundraiser held once every two years at Lake Highland. Its a night of parent camaraderie, live and silent auctions, amazing rafes and fantastic entertainment. It starts at 7 p.m. Visit lhps.org/ing for more information. FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MARCH 20 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Small Business Education Series continues with the theme ,500 Fans, Now What? About how to get return on in vestment on Facebook. It starts at 8 a.m. on March 20 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Win ter Park. Visit winterpark.org to register. The Hannibal Square Wine Tasting re turns to West New England Avenue from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 20. Try dozens of Community Bulletin Mica awarded by chamber U.S. Rep. John Mica was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerces Spirit of Enterprise Award March 19 at the Maitland Chamber of Commerces annual meeting for his pro-business voting record in Congress. Each year, the U.S. Chamber polls the American business community to nd out which issues matter most to them, and then evaluates the Members of Congress on how they vote on those issues. For those Members who vote 70 percent or greater receive the U.S. Cham bers Spirit of Enterprise Award. Mica has a 92 percent cumulative record of voting pro-business, according to the U.S. Cham ber of Commerce. Poetry contestPoetry Ensemble of Orlando invites all po ets to participate in its 2014 poetry con test. All forms and themes of original, un published poetry of 32 lines or fewer are welcome. Entries must be postmarked be fore April 10. Winners will be notied April 30. Entry fees are $5 for the rst poem and $4 for each additional poem. There is no limit to the number of entries. Any questions? Email arf603@hotmail.com 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 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. wines, listen to live music, and mingle. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MARCH 21Leadership Winter Parks breakfast speaker series will feature Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in a program beginning at 8 a.m. on March 21. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and its all at Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Inter lachen Court in Winter Park. Visit winter park.org for more information. MARCH 26Trinity Preparatory School will host writer David James Poissant, author of The Heaven of Animals, his debut short story collection. Poissants stories have appeared in The Atlantic, One Story, and The Southern Review, and he has been awarded the George Garret Fiction award, Matt Clark Prize, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters. His story Lizard Man was the winner of the 2011 Ropewalk Chapbook Prize. Read ings are free and open to the public. For directions or information, call 407-6714140 or go to trinityprep.orgONGOINGFriday Nights at the Morse continues from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday for free. In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take ad vantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well as gallery updates. Live music is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Friday night of the month. Its at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit morsemuseum.org or call 407-645-5311 for more information.

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Page 4 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thank you, Maitland resi dents, for participating in Mait lands general municipal election Council Seat 2 and to consider a city charter question. A total of 1,826 votes were cast, including one questionable ballot related to the charter amendment. Candidates Martha BryantHall and Beverly J. Reponen vied by outgoing Vice Mayor Linda J. Frosch. The city charter limits Council members to serve two consecutive three-year terms, and Vice Mayor Frosch will soon reach that milestone. Bryant-Hall received 486 votes and Reponen received 1,273 votes. Reponen is no stranger to the City Council chambers, City Hall, or the Maitland community. She occupied Seat 3 from 2007 to 2013, and served on the Lakes Advisory Board and the Personnel Board prior to joining Council. I look for ward to working with her again in her new term. This week, Maitland voters also approved a charter amend ment prohibiting off-site signs and groupings of signs larger than 32-square-feet publicizing activi ties, ideas, products, or services that are not conducted, associ ated, or available on the premises. The new restrictions do not ap ply to signs erected for less than 30 consecutive days. The charter amendment received 1,480 yes votes and 306 no votes. Councilman John Lowndes, who ran unopposed, was de clared elected pursuant to the City Charter. Therefore, only the race for Council Seat 2 and the charter amendment appeared on the ballot. Congratulations to Councilwoman-Elect Reponen and Councilman Lowndes. We look for ward to next months swearing-in ceremony on April 14 at Maitland City Hall at 1776 Independence Lane. Please mark your calendars and join us for this public event that will coincide with the City Council meeting scheduled for that evening. For more information related to Tuesdays municipal election, please visit itsmymaitland.comFort Maitland Boat Ramp and new police boathouseThe Stormwater and Lakes Management Division is excited to announce that Ft. Maitland Parks waterfront is undergoing an ex tensive redevelopment beginning March 31. This long-awaited proj ect will begin with replacement of the citys boat ramp and upgrades of existing piers and platforms to improve accessibility. A permanent police boathouse also will be constructed, improv ing safety on the Chain of Lakes the police departments emer gency response time. Beach ac cess for non-motorized watercraft such as paddleboards and kayaks will be extended, improving rec reational access to citizens and visitors. Please keep in mind that access to Lake Maitland via the boat ramp and piers will be closed from March 31 until April 11. Pub lic access to the Chain of Lakes is still available during this time at Dinky Dock Park located on Ollie Avenue in Winter Park. Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Policing Lake Maitland 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 SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA SALE MARCH 21-24. Thursday, April 10th from 5pm 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Thursday, April 10th 5pm to 7pm Revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERA boat ramp will be revamped and the citys police department will get a new boathouse. rffrfnColleen D. Kennon, Owner tbbf b

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Page 6 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art FestivalThe city is proud to host the 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival this Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23. City staff has been working diligently and pre paring to welcome more than 350,000 visitors from around the globe to one of the countrys most prestigious art festivals. Please join us in providing each patron with a warm welcome to Winter Park, the city of Culture and Heritage. For detailed information regarding the festival, please visit wpsaf.orgMarch 24 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commission meeting Monday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agen da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest:Consent Agenda 3/10/14. and purchases (for a complete list ing, please visit cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets).Action Items Requiring Discussionable housing lot at 663 Symonds Ave. for the Wounded Warrior Project.Public Hearings vacating and abandoning ease ment at 2020 W. Fawsett Road authorizing conveyance of the city owned property at 321 Hannibal Square West in exchange for the property located at 325 S. Pennsyl vania Ave. Park LLC Homes negotiated and formal tender of fer solicitations of all outstand ing electric revenue bonds, Series 2005A of the city issued as auction rate securities, subject to certain conditions. effective April 1, 2014. sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org un der Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive to easily ness.Annual Spring CleanupIts that time of year again! Now is the time for spring clean ing, and the city encourages resi dents to participate in the citys annual Spring Cleanup. This event provides an extra bonus pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening prior to their second regu larly scheduled pickup day. If you live north of Fairbanks/ Aloma avenues, your pickup day is the week of May 5. If you live south of Fairbanks/Aloma ave nues, your pickup day is the week of May 12. Please note: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Spring Cleanup. If you live in a townhome or condo, please contact Waste Pro directly for a large item pickup. For more information regard ing Winter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 407599-3220 or Waste Pro at 407-7740800.Call to artists The city of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board announce a call to artists for Art on the Green 2014, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in Central Park located in downtown Winter Park. Joseph H. Seipel, sculptor, educator and dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, will serve as guest curator for Art on the Green 2014. The exhibition will run from Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, through Sunday, March 1, 2015. Artists nationwide who have participated in at least three previ ous juried shows are encouraged to submit entries for the com petitive selection process between now and Monday, April 21, 2014. Complete details regarding artist entries may be found by visiting winterpark.org/AoG Winning entries to be includ ed in the exhibition will be an nounced Monday, May 19. Each of the six selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium. For more information regard ing Art on the Green, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board, please call 407-599-3498.Get involved by volunteering on a city boardIf you are interested in learning more about city government, one of the best opportunities to do this is by becoming a city board member. Depending on your area of interest, background and expe rience, Winter Park may have the perfect board for you. The city re lies on the recommendations of its boards as it makes major decisions that impact the quality of life for its residents. Each year the mayor reviews City Commission meeting in May, then presents his slate of board ap pointments for the City Commistion. Currently, there are positions open for the following boards: Advisory Board Sustainable Advisory Board Board Board sory Board Pension Board If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a city board, tion Form found online at cityof winterpark.org and click on Gov ernment > Boards. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 18. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Celebrating art r fntb ttr rrf nt b tf r r r tr trfnftbnf fttf nt fnfff fft tbfnn fffntbnt rrff trnn tbnr nf rf fnnfff tbntn nfntf nrf nf ftrft bnf tfr tbn ffffrt nrffrt ftrtnf t t tttr nfnf fnf tt fn

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 7Lifestyles Orlando resident Rob Best came prepared as he arrived out side the Orange County Court house. He stood outside the 24-story building last summer for the same purpose. He brought a box of Band-Aids this time. Several heads turn as he plods through a crowd of locals, smiles spreading across their faces. Bests green, plaid kilt might seem like the only attention gethis hirsute legs reveals the real culprit: a pair of black, lacy, 5-inch heels his pale feet bandaged on the toes and heels to fend off blis ters. I had a lot of girls asking me laughed, gingerly walking toward the front of the group. Best wasnt at the courthouse for jury duty; he was there to sup port a cause. More than 300 Central Florida residents took to the streets of downtown Orlando in style Fri day for the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Orlando event a fundraiser bringing awareness of domestic violence while supporting the Harbor House of Central Florida, an Orlando shelter. Fashion-forward gents sportOrange County Courthouse to the Orange County Regional History Center, waving picket signs read ing Real men walk the walk and Change starts with one step. The walk puts a strong em phasis on participation from men, who made up 60 to 70 percent of this years group, Harbor House Wick said Domestic abuse affects one in three women globally, Wick said. If were going to solve domestic abuse, we have to engage men. Most men dont commit acts of domestic violence, but they also are not asked to help intervene and help prevent it, so thats what were doing today. Were asking them to step up and help us. The sponsored walkers raised $25,000 for the Harbor House of Central Florida, paying for 1,500 nights of safety at the shelter, Wick said, or roughly 33 individu als and families staying an aver age of 45 days. Harbor House of Central Florida provides counseling and community outreach as well, building up women and children suffering in their household. Trucks and cars blared their horns in support as the volunteers walked south along Orange Av enue, east along Livingston Street and farther south along Rosalind PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERHundreds of men, including Orlando City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins, right, came out to raise domestic violence awareness at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event March 14.Heels come out to stomp out violenceMen and women walk downtown Orlando in heels for domestic violence shelterTIM FREED Observer staff Please see HEELS on page 8 13-0079/rev090113Member FDIC citynational.com At City National Bank, we make your dream home a reality. CNB has a full suite of mortgage solutions to meet your needs. we make the process easy. or contact us at 1-800-435-8839.Let Us You Home Voted Best Bank for Jumbo Loans 1227-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 1/28/14 1:12 PM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland

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Page 8 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer HEELS | Men in high heels raise money for charityHistory Center on Central Boulevard. I had a great time last year and I think its an awesome cause, Best said. The challenge of walking a mile in high heels is nothing compared to what those women and children go through. Shoes worn ranged from the stylish to the outlandish. Orlando City Soccer Club President Phil Rawlins put away his soccer cleats for the day in favor of a pair of kneehigh heeled boots, customized with plastic purple jewels and OCSC in glittery letters. Its a fabulous event, Rawlins said. Its an event that I know a lot of our fans were involved in last year and Im de lighted to help and raise money for a good cause. Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke took a more conservative approach with his shoes, wearing a pair of classic black heels for the walk. Anything we can raise and any awareness we can bring to it, Im for it, said Clarke, showing up for his second year. Ill wear heels, Ill wear hats, I dont care just as long as we can raise some mon ey and make folks aware of it, because its just a heinous crime. Domestic violence continues to run ram pant in Central Florida. Orange County saw 9,300 911 calls related to domestic vio lence in 2012, according to the Florida De partment of Law Enforcement. More than 5,000 of the 911 calls resulted in arrests. Between 20 and 25 deaths occur each year in Orange County related to domestic violence, according to records kept by the Harbor House of Central Florida. Apopka resident Tammy Williams had someone in particular in mind when she slipped on a pair of heels Friday. Yvonne Booth graduated with Williams from Apopka High School in 1992, remaining close friends with her for more than a decade after. But on Feb. 2, 2003, Booths life was cut short. Her husband Anthony Kirkland took their abusive relationship to an extreme when he held her hostage in a hotel room on International Drive for 24 hours. Kirkland eventually shot Booth dead be fore killing himself. Williams said the shell continue walk ing each year in honor of her friend. I just think everyone needs to watch for the telltale signs, said Williams, holding a memorial sign reading Yvonne Booth: Our Angel. Youve got to be aware. Its not accept able at all. Friday felt both somber and hopeful for Orlando resident Kathy Batista. The images salon remained as imprinted on her mind as the womans face on her purple T-shirt. The woman is Gladys Cabrera, Kathys mother. They both stepped inside Las Dominicanas years ago in October, when a girls day out would end in tragedy. Owner Marcia Santiago suffered from an abusive relationship with boyfriend Bradford Baumet, who stormed into the business moments later and shot Santiago and three other women, including Cabrera. Santiago was the only victim who sur vived the shooting, despite being hit six times. Batista has since started an awareness group in her mothers name, joining events had indirectly taken her mothers life. Im here today because I have to represent her and keep her name alive I dont want anyone to suffer the pain that Im still suffering after two years, Batista said. Events like this make it worthwhile, because theyre not here to speak for them selves were representing them. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Florida Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veterans status or any other discrimination prohibited by law in the admission of students, administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment policies, and athletic or other university sponsored programs or activities. OC-069-114 WE PREPARE EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS Orlando CONTACT US TODAY www.fit.edu/orlando(407) 629-7132 | orlando@fit.edu*Admittance is contingent upon receipt of ofcial academic records.Considering pursuing a masters degree from Florida Techs Orlando site? Join us for: Information session Meet & greet with faculty/staff Food and drinks Easily apply and enroll* INSTANT DECISION DAY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 4 P.M.2420 Lakemont Ave., Suite 190 Orlando, FL 32814 Register by April 7 to orlando@t.edu Application Fee Waived! COMMUNITY CLIPS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY. The challenge of walking a mile in high heels is nothing compared to what those women and children go through.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 9The Knights had already turned a weekend of bizarre twists into two wins when they stepped into the 10th inning of game three against Central Con necticut (2-2) and everything fell apart. The 5-4 extra innings loss in losses in one. The Knights (9-12) lost a lead that they had held for all but half an inning for the entire game when they gave up two runs in the ninth on a oneout, two-RBI single that would change the course of the game in an instant. Two 10th-inning pass the Knights were sunk. Sam Tolleson gave the Knights most of their offensive with two RBI in the game on a double and a solo shot. The Knights would use six pitchers in the game, with Zach Rodgers giving up just two runs on 5 and 1/3 innings pitched while striking out three. Tyler Martin would draw the short straw in the game, giving up the loss and retiring none in his 10th inning relief appearance. With a lot more baseball sea son left to go the Knights start up American Athletic Confer ence play March 21 with a threegame series against Cincinnati (7-11), which is nearly the con ference basement dweller. The Knights will be looking to shore up their AAC credibil ity after a disastrous season for UCFs basketball teams, both of which had lopsided losing 6:30 p.m. March 21, followed by games at 4 p.m. on March 22 and 1 p.m. on March 23. Rollins baseballThree games into Sunshine State Conference play, the Tars have three conference losses. The Tars dropped all three to Tampa at home by 9-0, 6-3, and 12-8 margins. letto, batting deep in the order, cranked out three hits in four at bats and scored two runs to try to boost the Tars to victory Sun day, but a wild 12-run effort by Tampa (23-1, 6-0), which took the lead on a four-run eighth inning, decided it. With the losses, the Tars (1211, 0-6) sank to the bottom of the SSC standings, below win less Saint Leo. They head to St. Petersburg to face Eckerd (14-6, 4-2) this weekend, then take off to Miami Shores for a threegame series against Barry (178, 1-5) on March 28-29, but will return home for a game against Saint Leo (14-8, 0-3) at 6 p.m. April 2. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERThe Knights bats stayed hot, but not enough to keep up with Central Connecticut in an extra innings loss that stopped a sweep. Knights lose heartbreaker in 10thISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff rfnftbn tfffbnfb fftb tb nf tfnbf fft tff btf ttbnnf nftt bn nbfbnb fbbbtf frfnftfnn btfftf fftntf fnft bnftrf bnrftfff f btffffb tfttf bfn ftnbt btf fbt fnfnfn ffftfn nbfftbb tttrff tnfftnbnnr t rtfbntt ffftBy Richard Westlundr fntbnbbb bbbb rf rntbtnrfntbn rfntbrn

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Page 10 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer The 55th Winter Park Sidewalk Art FestivalBy City Ordinance, there are no pets allowed in Central Park at any time nor on Park Avenue between New England Avenue and Canton Avenue during the regular Festival hours. Friday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday March 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bright House Networks Salutes the 55th AnnualWinter Park Sidewalk Art Festival www.brighthouse.com

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 11 ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Winter Park Side walk Art Festival is one of the nations oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, consistently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style maga zines. In 2013, it was voted Americas Best Juried Fine Art Fair by ArtFairCalen dar.com readers. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. This year about 1,100 artists from around the world applied for entry, and an in dependent panel of judges selected 225 national and international artists to at tend the show. The National Endowment for the Arts, The White House, Congress and many others have laud ed the Festival for promoting art and art education in Central Florida. An all-volunteer board of direc tors runs the annual Festival, now celebrating its 55th year. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival was started by a handful of enthusiasts as a community project was held on Park Avenue in March of 1960. The fes tival featured original works of art and, after being advertised for just three weeks before the opening, drew 90 exhibiting artists. Over the next decade, the Festival grew to more than 600 artists and was spread out over Park Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Canton Avenue and on all cross streets. For the past 30 years or so, the Festival has been contained sole ly in the park area and currently features 225 artists and three emerging artists. A loving art community has created and nurtured a successful festival that looks forward to another 50 years in Central Park. ART CATEGORIES There is a wide variety of outstanding artwork. Categories include: Clay, Digital Art, Draw ing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Met al, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.AWARDS The artists compete for 63 awards totalling $72,500. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Committee purchases the Best of Show piece for $10,000 and donates it to the city of Winter Park for display in the permanent collection at the Winter Park Public Library. A $5,000 Art of Philanthropy purchase award is donated by The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and a $2,500 Award for a Distinguished Work of Art is presented through The Charles Hos mer Morse Museum of American Art. In addition, there are 10 Awards of Excellence at $2,000 each, 20 Awards of Distinction at $1,000 each, and 30 Awards of Merit at $500 each. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMore than 200 national and international artists, and top-quality entertainment, will keep things entertaining and intriguing at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Friday, March 21 4:30 4:45 p.m. Crossing April 4:45 5:15 p.m. Brad Catron/Dayve Stewart 5:45 6:45 p.m. The Buzzcatz 7:30 9 p.m. Kim Waters Saturday, March 22 10 10:45 a.m. Paint it Black (classical) 11 11:30 p.m. Orlando Children s Choir 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Suzuki Institute (jazz) 12:45 1:45 p.m. Orlando Brass Quintet 2 3 p.m. Kenny Mackenzie Trio 3:15 4:15 p.m. Robbie Hazen 4:30 6 p.m. The Redcoats Sunday, March 23 10 10:45 a.m. Three Flutes Only 11:00 11:30 p.m. Elevate Live Entertainment 11:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Bach Festival Youth Choir 12:45 1 p.m. Biana Pinchuk 1 1:45 p.m. Orlando Concert Band 2 2:45 p.m. Matt Shenk Band 3 4:15 p.m. Daisy Cameron Wessner

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Page 12 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Orange Tree Antiques Mall Orange Tree Antiques Mall853 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 12Visit us on Facebook. No Magic Words ... Just good old antiques & vintage!Come see why customers LOVE OUR MALL! Hey, kids! Come create! Have fun! Its free! Boys and girls, here is your chance to show ev eryone your artistic abilities by creating unique artwork. Best of all, its all free and kids can keep what they make! The fun happens between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Childrens Workshop Village on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Childrens Workshop Village is appropriate for children of all ages. One of the most popular activities at the Vil lage is easel painting on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, each of our museum part ners has prepared interesting hands-on arts and crafts activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.2014 POSTER ARTIST: Bill Farnsworth As a 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Bill Farnsworth has spent most of his life in New Milford, Conn., painting landscapes of the rural area, while supporting himself and family with his growing illustration career. A signature member of The Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, and NOAPS, Farnsworths paintings have appeared in many national shows and private collections throughout the United States. A nationally known illustrator, Farnsworth garnered awards of excellence from the Oil Painters of Americas national and regional shows. in Punta Gorda, and Best in Show in the 2010 Cashiers paint out. Bill won a bronze medal in The 2013 OPA Sum mer Salon. Fine Art Views says, Sensitive and full of hu man emotion, the heartfelt work of Farnsworth takes us to inner depths. My goal with my work is to paint what I love and con vey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well, he says. His work is represented by The Hughes Gallery, Gal erie Du Soliel, JM Stringer Gallery, The Edward Dare Gallery, Mountain Mist gallery and An derson Gallery. Bill currently lives in Venice, Fla., with his wife Debbie. Childrens Workshop Village

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 13 [ R EDEFINE ] HOW YOU THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT LIVING Imagine a time in your life when you have the freedom to do exactly as you please. Relax ...revitalize ...reinvent ...renew. And, then imagine a place where you can do all that on your terms and still have the complete peace of mind that comes only with the guarantee of comprehensive continuing care. That place ... is The Mayower the gold standard for retirement communities in Central Florida. 88141 PR AD WPO 3/2014 1620 Mayower Court I Winter Park, FL 32792 I 407.672.1620 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayower.com JUDGES FOR 2014 Each year the Art Festival selects three judges from around the country; they each have artistic creden more than 1,000 artists who apply. The images that they view for selection have numbers and no names so the judges wont be swayed by recognition of the artist. These same judges attend the Festival in March and view each artists whole body of work in order to select the winners of this years awards.Jerry Allen Gilmore ing from Western Washington University and an MFA in painting and drawing from Washington State Univer sity. Over the past 30 years, Gilmore has built a unique and impressive career as both an art ist and arts admin istrator, including a combined 14 years in director and curatori al practice at MARS Art-Space, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado-Boulder, and as visual arts di rector at the Arvada Center for the Arts. Gilmore has exhibited in New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, Peru and Mexico. His work also appears in the collections of the Nordstrom Corporation, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum and among numerous private collections throughout the U.S. Gilmores intimate miniatures and sweeping large-scale drawings are deceptively personal as he adopts a cast of animated characters and symbols to relate his own story. Where you go depends upon where you have been, and where you can go depends upon what you can imagine. Novie Trump is a Washington, D.C., based sculptor and installation artist working primarily in ceramic and mixed media. Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, and has been featured in numerous publica tions. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded many grants and commis sions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. Formerly the executive director of Lee Arts Center in Arlington, Va., Novie Trump currently curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the United States. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations and currently serves as the chair of the Distinguished Artist Series on the board of organization for the Smithsonian Renwick Museum. Novie Trump is the founder and director of Flux Stu dios, a contemporary art space in Mt. Rainier, Md. To learn more, please visit her website at novietrump. com Evan Wilson is an artist specializing in the realist tradition of oil painting. He studied at North Carolina School of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Schuler School of Fine Art. In 1978 he received a grant from the Green shields Foundation of Montreal to study old master draw ing and painting in Florence, Italy. He also concentrated on developing his plein air technique, paint ing the vivid colors around the hill towns of Tuscany. Wilson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2006 William Bouguereau Award for Emotion, Theme and the Figure, Art Renewal Interna tional Salon; and the Alabama Arts Award, University of Alabama. His paintings are in public and private collec tions, including the Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama; the Greenville Museum, South Carolina; the Public Catalogue Foundation, United Kingdom; and the George Lucas Collection in California. In 2007, he co-curated LEGACY, A Tradition Lives On, a traveling museum exhibition featuring the work of 12 artists and their men tor, Joseph Sheppard. He is represented by Quidley and Company in Boston and Nantucket.

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Page 14 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer When Morgan Kennedy was chosen to participate in a work hula hooping contest, she had no idea a toy would completely change her life. She wasnt very good at keep ing the hoop swinging around her hips that day, and within a few swooshes it had tumbled down to the ground. Safe to say she wasnt the winner, she laughed, but she was surprised to feel a certain kind of carefree happiness she hadnt felt in a long time. Kennedy had recently gone through something tragic in her life, and was left a single mom liv She felt alone and life seemed scary every day. I felt like my life was broken, she said. Her anxiety and depression sway of her hips as she decided to pick up the hula-hoop again. Shed spend hours in her kitchen teaching herself to hula hoop she vowed to not watch a single You Tube tutorial video until she had the basics mastered on her own. It was an escape, a way to focus on something positive. Hooping helped me get out of depression, she said. Whenever youre hula hooping and youre in phins, which make you happy. Shed hula on the Rollins Col lege grassy areas before a tough test to settle her nerves, she left hula hoops strategically placed around her home just in case she got bored, and she couldnt help but talk excitedly about hula hooping at her job as an Orlando Health systems trainer. After some time with average store-bought hula hoops, she real ized she needed something stur dier for hoop dancing and working her own. Friends got interested and she made hoops for them, she found places to teach hula hoop ing, and the fun toy became more than just a hobby her business Happy Hula Hoops was born. She sells workout hula hoops for about $25, though prices range for the custom hoops she can create, and through her company she does hula hoop performances for parties and teaches hooping lessons. She also loves to teach hula hooping workout classes. Its all about sharing my art with people, Kennedy said. I want to share what made me so happy, what brought me out of the darkness, with other people. Her hula workout classes range in intensity and can go from never stop, boot-camp style to what she teaches her client Evelyn Thomas Williams at her home in Maitland each Tuesday evening. Thomas Williams is on oxygen and some times uses a wheelchair, and want ed a low-impact exercise routine that would get her moving and having fun. Shes a child of the s, when all there was to do was hula-hoop all day it was her love back then. She cant wait to get good enough to hold out her arms and let the hoop really get swinging off her hips. Its not freeing yet, but Im looking forward to it being freeing, she said. Kennedy also does hula hoop performing, and has been onstage entertainment with local favorite band Beebs and Her Money Makers, but doesnt like the spotlight as much as watching others light up as they grasp a basic skill or nail a trick. In spite of that, shes got a talent for performing and really dancing with the hula hoop. Her grooves right around the hoop. Her toes point out with a dancers grace and its amazing to see how high she can throw the hoop and then catch in it a spin. Its a form of expression, she said. I like to put my heart into it theres something that lights a very passionate about hula hoop ing, it just makes me smile. Ben Smith, another hula hoop lover and customer of Kennedys, agreed. Its fun, you kind of exceed your own expectations it really is an art with a lot more depth, he said. Its a legitimate style of dancing. Kennedy wants to continue to share her love of hula hoop ing with others, because you cant underestimate what something so small can do for your life. I just never thought Id have so much joy and happiness from a little toy, she said. It changed my life. See videos of Morgan at Youtube.com/wpmobserverPHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERMorgan Kennedy changed her life with hula hooping, and turned it into a business. Chasing a different kind of hoop dreamRollins student Morgan Kennedy found happiness after tragedy by learning to hula hoop BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff FreeFitbit Flexes healthy lunch, pedometers, other prizes & surprises Kick Off!Friday, April 4th11:30 AM to 1:00 PMLunch and Walk Start at:2400 Maitland Center ParkwayJoin us for a fun, free 20-minute walk and the launch of a marked walking path in Maitland Office Center Complex (MOCC). Each walker receives a free t-shirt,* pedometer, healthy delicious lunch andthe company with the most walkers wins 5 Fitbit Flexes!** Join Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, other community leaders and more than a hundred employees from the MOCC. Maitland Walks is a new, free community program that is focused on getting people walking more to promote health. It is sponsored and supported by Healthy Central Florida and the City of Maitland. Healthy Central Florida is a community-based partnership of Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. April4 First 150 people to sign up for the walk will receive a free t-shirt ** The winning company is the one with the largest participation of walkers as percentage of total employees at its Maitland location. Florida Hospital is not eligible for this prize. Other rules apply. Supporting Partners Register at HealthyCentralFlorida.org

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 15 Researchers have found that women who walked at least 1.5 hours per week had women who walked less than 40 minutes a week. Walking can help decrease the risk of heart attack, decrease the risk of develop ing type 2 diabetes, and can even reduce the risk of bone fracture. Brisk walking can reduce stress and depression levels as well as improve cancer survival rates. Walking helps prevent osteoporosis. Research shows that postmenopausal women who walk around one mile per day each day have higher whole-body bone density than women who walk less. Walking reduces the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Join us for a Healthy Central Floridasponsored walk in Winter Park, Maitland and/or Eatonville. All walks are 30 minutes long and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Afterwards, enjoy friendly conversation as you get to know your neighbors. Youll meet some really nice people, see our gorgeous community in a new light, Winter Park Winter Park Public Library Tuesdays 7 a.m. 460 E. New England Ave. Walk with a Doc Thursdays 6 p.m. Crosby YMCA 2005 Mizell Ave. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Fridays 10 a.m. 151 W. Lyman Ave. Maitland Maitland Public Library Thursdays 6:30 a.m. 501 S. Maitland Ave. Eatonville Wednesdays 7 a.m. 100 E. Kennedy Blvd. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Join a Healthy Central Florida walk today 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 I just read that the new ABC drama Resurrection led the pack in terms of view ership for Sunday night TV on March 9. The premise of the show is that someone who has died miracu lously returns from the dead in order to help people work through unresolved issues and grief. lic is still enamored with people returning from the dead even though we live in a post-Christian society, with the entertainment industry leading the way in skep ticism about Christianity. While we can wander away from Christ, we cant wander away from the question his life and death The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes observes: Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of Gods work from beginning to end Ecclesiastes 3:11 Nearly every culture that has ever existed has embraced some version of an after life. Even our hyper-materialistic 20th Cen in which people came back from the dead, sometimes as zombies, sometimes as reincarnations. Even when we deny an afterlife it seems we cant stop thinking about it. Its in the human heart. The Ecclesiastes passage reminds us that human knowledge, at least in the realm of eternity, is limited. When we dont know, the urges of the human heart will cause us to use our imaginations to dream about what we hope for and desire, or even fear. And so, we will continue to fantasize about what might be or could be. And the enter tainment industry will continue to feed our curiosity. About a month from now we will be celebrating Easter, when Jesus conquered the grave. Throughout history millions of Christians have not just placed their hopes of his version of eternity, they have bet their lives on it. They have understood that because of Jesus death and resurrection, those who believe in Him can experience a resurrection where there will be no more crying or pain (Revelation 21:4). As a pastor, I have seen the power of this understand ing played out in funeral homes around the world. Like everyone, Christians grieve the loss of loved ones. But behind their tears is a conviction that God himself will one day wipe away those tears. Its a story worth a second look because in the end, eternity is not what we make of it, but what God has made of it. Just sayin.Resurrection and our life-after-death obsession Jim Govatos Reality Lines Happy Spring! At this point, regardless of the weather, it is time to plant, plant, plant! You should already have some spring vegetables planted. March is special because you can have cool season and warm season vegetables planted at the same time. Now is the time to plant arugula, bush beans, pole beans, lima beans, bok choy, chinese cabbage, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, try something new like a Gherkin Cucumber. ery 3-4 weeks to ensure a continual harvest. Succession planting is especially important for lettuce, radishes, green beans and anything else that has a short life cycle. Another strategy in succession planting it to plant two crops at the same time in the same garden area, removed to let the other crop grow to maturity. For example, by growing a 30-day crop such as radishes in the carrot bed, which takes 6090 days to mature. Cucumbers, squash and tomatoes disease problems. Caterpillars are the major pest so check your plants daily. For prevention or to kill caterpillars, spray with organic pesticide BT (Bacillu Thursingensis). You can buy this at most garden centers or Home Depot. At this time of year garden space is valuable real estate! If you run out of room, consider buying a growbox from Our Whole Community or using other containers to grow more. As soon as one crop comes out, amend the soil with compost such as worm castings, mushroom or cow manure and replant right away. It is also helpful to practice crop rotation and plant crops in different plant families each time. Crop rotation helps to lessen pest and disease problems and maintain soil fertility. Please visit OurWholeCommunity.org or email owc_ed@me.com for more in formation on growboxes, bed rentals and a calendar of healthy living programs, seminars, etc. relationships and share resources resulting in innovative programs that inspire, motivate and educate individuals in their pursuit of optimal health. For more information on Our Whole Community, please visit ourwholecommunity. org. Our Whole Community is pleased to contribute monthly to the Winter Park Observer. Email owc_ed@me.com for inquiries about OWC. Spring Garden Notes

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Some of our Central Flori da friends, family, and neighbors are dealing with terminal illness, facing the possibility of the end of their days. Death is more unavoidable than taxes, but how would you prepare Everyone wants to be comfortable. Most of us want to be in control. And the vast majority of us prefer home over Theres no place like home, said Dorothy as she clicked her magic shoes together. Everyone has a different perspective on Doctors are trained to treat, as pointed out by physician author Atul Gawande (http://tinyurl. com/266xt7w). Each person may have his or her own sense of how far down the treatment road he or she may want to go. Hospice is an option for main taining the highest quality of life possible and preparing for the end of life. More than 44 percent of people who died in the United States in 2011 were under the care of a hospice program at the time of their death, according to the National Hospice and Pallia tive Care Organization. diagnosis is for limited survival, hospice is an option. Patients facing a condition with limited sur vival can be taken in if they have less than six months to live, al can be illusive. Twenty years ago, most hospice patients had cancer, but now end-stage heart, lung, kidney and liver diseases are common reasons for hospice. A common myth is that hos pice is only for the very last days of life. Hospice can provide supportive services for many months and help the patient and family prepare for lifes biggest transition. A multi-disciplinary hospice team, including a nurse, physician, social worker, clergy, and home health aide keep the patient as comfortable as pos sible. This diverse caregiving team can help control symptoms and pain, guide and support family members providing care, and address issues important to the patient and family. Hospice can also give quick-response care The majority of hospice patients stay in their own home for most of their care, although facilities are also available when intensive care is needed. Some patients and families see choosing hospice as giving up. Others see it as regaining control of their lives at a dif comfort of home as long as pos sible. Patients have the option of leaving hospice services at any time. Some opt out of hospice if symptoms improve or they de cide to pursue treatment. One study found hospice patients lived an average of one month longer than similar people who did not opt for hospice. This may be because the hospice patients symptoms were managed, they did not undergo risky last hope treatments, and they did not experience iatrogenic (caused by medical care) complications. Are all hospice services the are the same. Central Florida has several hospice services, caring for patients in different counties throughout the area. Just like ev ery school and every restaurant is different, each hospice has a hospices going through transitions along with more stable organizations. If you are considering hospice, you can have several hospices visit you as you decide if it is an option for you easier to explore your options early rather than waiting for a crisis. A discussion with hospice is not a commitment; it can pro vide information and options to consider for some tough ques tions. Get more information at hos picefoundation.org Hospice and caring for our nal days Dr. Nancy Rudner LugoHealth Action

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 17Several years ago I read a book that changed my life. The book, called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, consisted of four pacts to make with oneself, based on ancient Toltec wisdom. These agree ments, once made, had the potential of bringing freedom, empowerment, harmony and wisdom. While all four agreements were powerful life lessons, the one that truly resonated with me was: Be impeccable with your word. As I slowly became aware of the indiscrimi nate words that I spoke every waking moment (and pre ceding that, the thoughts I thought in my head), I realized how much power each individual is blessed with. My words were liter ally shaping my life and until now, Id never paid much attention to them. Words are powerful. Frank Out law famously said: Watch your thoughts; they be come words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Words shape our present and future. Unfortunately, weve picked up our vocabulary from caregivers who were limited by their own fears, judgments and self-limiting beliefs. When we hear the same words repeatedly Youre stupid, Youre always sick, Girls cant do that, Men dont cry we internalize them and these words become be liefs that shape every decision we make in our personal and profes sional lives. The good news (theres always good news!) is that it doesnt take much to turn our lives around and revamp our vocabulary to one that aligns with our authentic self. All is takes is a little self-awareness and lot of self-love, and were good as new! Here are some words and phrases that, once released, can bring joy, vi tality and goodness in our life: Should A Zen teacher and dear friend once told me Dont should on your self! Since then should has almost completely evaporated from my vocabulary. Should seems to be a package deal that comes attached with feelings of guilt, obligation and fear. Should feels like a heavy bur den we lug around, and releasing it from our vocabulary relieves us of a lot unnecessary heaviness. But Buts are a huge problem in our world today. They paralyze us into believing we are powerless and choice-less. But often gets in the way of our personal greatness. Id like to try that workout but. I want to ask for that raise but But gives us the perfect excuse to talk ourselves out of opportunities for self-growth. We stay stagnant, procrastinating and weak thanks to this word. Yes (and No) Yes and No are two edges of the same sword. For people pleas ers, saying no is a problem. On the other hand for people guided by fear, saying yes is the challenge. boundaries, identify when enough one of those people who never says yes to new opportunities, adven tures and relationships because person maintains a balance of these two words in their vocabulary. Words of gossip As spiritual beings we under stand that everything is made of en ergy our thoughts, our words, our actions, our environment. When we use our energy to slander, demean or gossip about someone, we fail to re alize that the real damage is happen ing to us! These thoughts and words emanate from within us and damage us way before they reach the intend ed target. Gossip is a kind of emo tional poison that destroys our wellbeing and that of others. It serves no one and creates an unhealthy, toxic environment around us. Dont When we limit or instruct someone else from living their hearts desire (whether it feels right to us or not) we are limiting our own dreams too. Dont is one of those words we grew up on (Dont climb that tree, Dont wear that dress, Dont laugh so loud). As children we felt crushed, disappointed and caged by dont and yet as adults words to limit our loved ones: children that want to explore, partners and spouses that want to be sponta neous and adventurous, colleagues and employees that want to take risks. Even more damaging is the in ner voice that screams dont every time we want to step out of our comfort zone. If we truly desire to live a life of creativity, joy, laughter and love then our words will lead the way. Which ones are you choosing toTry a spring vocabulary cleanse Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA CT YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for Independent Living in Central Florida 720 North Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K ad_innerscientist.pdf 1 2/12/14 12:06 PM Puja Madan is a womens health coach, writer and speaker. She has received her training from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. Puja offers powerful health and wellness programs for young women, in person or online, empowering them through healthier food and lifestyle choices. Puja practises Yoga and meditation daily and believes that all inner growth starts with a love affair with oneself! For more information visit www. innerscientist.com or www.facebook. com/innerscientistWe throw away a lot of food both at the retail level and at home for a lot of reasons. On the retail level, food can be discarded because of damage (dented cans), over stocking, unpurchased holiday foods, spillage and blemished foods. At home, we throw away food for even more reasons, including spillage, lack of knowledge about preparation and portion sizes, the aging of fruits and vegetables, uneaten holiday foods and confusion over use by versus best before versus sell by dates on packaging. (Unfortunately there are no federal regulations regarding the date information except on infant formula. Some states require date information, but its not uniform.) The Department of Agriculture has completed a major study on food loss, and it has come to some startling conclu sions about how much food we throw away in one year. On the consumer level: fresh fruit, 9.5 billion pounds; fresh vegetables, 12.8 billion pounds; poultry, 3.9 billion pounds; 1.5 billion pounds; milk, 10.5 billion pounds. Per individual, that means: fresh fruit, 40 pounds; fresh vegetables, 59 pounds; poultry, 13 pounds; eggs, 7 pounds; pounds. When it comes to the calorie value of food thats thrown away, two studies differ in their conclusions. One says its the equivalent of 789 calories per day. The other puts it at 1,400 calories per day. Its likely that much food is thrown away simply because of the confusion over the dates. The Department of Agriculture explains: the store can display the prod uct for sale. Use before this day for best date recommended to use the product while at the peak of quality. Cans: Canned foods are safe as long as they arent exposed temperatures below freezing or above 90 degrees F, and dont have dents, rust or bulges. (Another opinion: Go by the dates on the can.) Eggs: Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not the weeks of purchase. Theyre safe to use after the sell-by date. For more information, look for Food Product Dating on the Department of Agriculture website at www.fsis.usda.govDavid Ufngton regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com Dont toss food before its time 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!

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Page 18 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer March is National Peanut Month! Its time to celebrate Americas most popular nut. The peanut plant probably originated in South America. Eupeanuts in Brazil. Tribes in central Brazil also ground peanuts with maize to make a drink. Peanuts were growing as far north as Mexico when the Span ish began their exploration of the New World. The explorers took peanuts back to Spain, and from there traders and explorers spread them to Asia and Africa. Africans peanuts to North America begin ning in the 1700s. Peanuts were grown in Virginia in the 1800s as a commercial crop, and used mainly for oil, food and as a cocoa substitute. At this time, peanuts were regarded as a food for livestock and the poor, and and harvest. Peanuts became prominent af ter the Civil War when Union sol diers found they liked them and took them home. Both armies sub sisted on this high-protein food source. Their popularity grew in the late 1800s when P.T. Barnums circus wagons traveled across the country and vendors called out, Hot roasted peanuts! to the crowds. Peanuts also became popular at baseball games. In the early 1900s, peanuts crop when the boll weevil threatened the Souths cotton crop. Fol lowing the suggestions of noted scientist Dr. George Washington Carver, peanuts served as an ef fective commercial crop and, for a time, rivaled the position of cot ton in the South. There is evidence that ancient South American Inca Indians peanuts to make peanut butter. In the United States, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of cereal fame) invented a version of peanut butter in 1895. introduced at the St. Lou is Worlds Fair in 1904. It is believed that the U.S. Army popularized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, using them for sustenance during ma neuvers in World War II. Americans average more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Peanut butter accounts for about half that total with $850 million in retail sales each year. Despite the fact that peanuts are high in fat, they are still an excellent food choice because they provide a variety of impor tant nutrients. Peanuts contain unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, all of which improve health and lower the risk of chronic dis ease. A study of more than 15,000 peanut consumers determined that they had higher levels of vi tamin A, vitamin E, folate, mag nesium, zinc, iron, calcium and not eat peanuts. These nutrients are needed by the body to func tion properly. Peanuts play a role in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and improving longevity and per formance. Peanuts help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Studies have shown they can decrease lipid levels and may reduce in disease. Researchers also have found that mortality decreases as the frequency of eating nuts, such as peanuts, increases. In addition to all of these won them a great addition to a nutri tious diet. This recipe for Spicy Peanut-Crusted Chicken adds a healthy crunch to boneless, skin less chicken breasts or thighs. 1. In a pie pan or shallow bowl, poultry seasoning, and a 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper; mix well. In a second dish, com bine mustard and honey with re maining 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. 2. Place the chopped peanuts in a third dish. Dip each piece of in the honey-mustard mixture, 3. Heat butter and the olive oil in a 10to 12-inch skillet; until butter is melted and foamy. Add the chicken and cook over medium-low heat until cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Makes four servings. (*Additional information provided by Christeena Haynes, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Dallas County, University of Missouri Exten sion.) Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning childrens author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic Cookbook. Her website is divapro.com. To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Hulu.com. Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis.Celebrate the healthiness of peanuts Spicy Peanut-Crusted Chicken 1-tablespoon poultry seasoning 1-tablespoon garlic powder 1-teaspoon cayenne pepper 1-teaspoon salt 1-teaspoon black pepper -cup prepared mustard 2-tablespoons honey 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, or a combination of both 2-tablespoons butter 2-tablespoons olive oil Death Benets Left to Someone with a Disability? What Happens?Caregivers routinely name their dependents with special needs as beneciaries of life insurance and annuity contracts and distribute money in wills to surviving issue without understanding how these payments will impact government benet eligibility. Inheritances and death benets distributed to someone with a disability may or may not cause the loss of government benets depending on the nature of the benet program. Various government programs available to them will be discussed below, as well as corrective actions that can be taken to preserve government benet eligibility. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based program available to people with disabilities. When a recipient of SSI receives a death benet distribution, the surviving caregiver is often shocked when the Social Security Administration audits their nancial situation and terminates their SSI monthly payments and valuable corresponding Medicaid insurance benets to his or her dependent. SSI has very strict asset limitations and only allows their recipients to keep up to $2,000 in assets. A death claim payment can cause the immediate loss of these benets, until the payment is spent down below the $2,000 SSI limit. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments are made to adults with disabilities who have a previous qualifying employment record and have paid taxes into the system in recent years. It is considered an entitlement program, and Medicare benets will follow after receiving twenty-four months of these payments. A special needs child who is under age 22 and who is not working can obtain SSDI benets based on his or her parents prior earnings. Payments made under the SSDI program do not have asset restrictions. However, payments may be reduced if too many family members receive benet payments and exceed the family maximum. What steps can a caregiver take to preserve SSI and Medicaid if their dependent with special needs receives a death benet distribution, without spending down all the money? The solution is discussed below. The 1993 Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (OBRA ) led Congress to provide special treatment for transfers to or for the benet of people with disabilities. Asset transfers could be made to special needs trusts by the person seeking SSI and Medicaid with no disqualication period, provided that the government agency is reimbursed for the cost of benets provided after the death of the person for whom the trust was established. Errors in planning for individuals with disabilities can be remedied under OBRA provisions. Yes, the trust may have payback provisions. However, money in the trust can be used on behalf of the person during his or her lifetime. This trust can certainly provide a safety net and help safeguard the immediate loss of government benets. Due to the complexity of federal and state laws, it may be helpful to have a specially trained professional to work with you, your attorney and other advisors when planning for the future of your dependent with special needs. Call Special Needs Planner Charles Fisher at 407-393-6693 for a condential consultation. MetLife Center for Special Needs PlanningSMFor more information about this and other related topics, visit our organizations website at www.metlife.com/special needs or call 1-877-638-3375. MetLife does not provide tax or legal advice. We will work with you and your tax and legal advisers to help you select appropriate product solutions to suit your specic needs and circumstances. L1111223042[exp0114][All States][DC,PR] Charles FisherFinancial Services Representative Special Needs Planner MetLife of Central Florida 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 800, Orlando, FL 32801

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 19DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two of my children, a boy in the second grade and a girl in kindergarten, have been scratch ing their behinds for a week. I mentioned this to my neighbor, and she said they probably have pinworms. That made me sick to my stomach. they have them, where did they dren. Should they, my husband upset. A.D. ANSWER: Calm down. Pinworms are easily treated. Theyre harmless and dont indicate a lack of cleanliness in your home. Theyre found worldwide, and no stratum of society is immune to infection with them. Transmission takes place when into another persons mouth. Scratching embeds eggs under infections take place when an adult or child with pinworm eggs under his or her nails or on his or her hands touches another, and that person then transfers them to the mouth. In the digestive tract, an adult pinworm emerges in a month to six weeks. Infected people perpetuate the cycle of infection in their own bodies by transmitting eggs to their mouths. The mature female pinworm travels down the digestive tract at night and deposits her eggs at or just outside the anus. A female lays more than 11,000 eggs. Theyre the cause of intense itching. The diagnosis is made by in the morning, before the child has washed. A pinworm looks like a thin, white thread, about four-tenths of an inch (1 cm) long. and a magnifying glass. Scotch or a similar object and pressed against the skin near the anus, traps eggs, which the doctor can see with a microscope. The tape sticky side on the outside. The ends of the tape are folded over to adhere to the two sides of the depressor. Mebendazole and albendazole do a good job in getting rid of the worms. All family members should be treated. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor has me on a calcium tablet because Im nearing the osteoporosis line. Im 63 and never have taken any kind of medicine. I hate to break my record. Cant I get enough calcium from foods to reach my calcium please. B.A. ANSWER: You can get enough calcium from foods, and its as good a way, if not better, of getting that mineral than are tablets and pills. Eight ounces of low-fat yogurt has 413 mg; 8 ounces of lowfat milk, 300 mg; 6 ounces of mg; 3 ounces of canned sardines, 324 mg; 1.5 ounces of cheddar cheese, 306 mg; 1 cup of cottage cheese, 138 to 206 mg. A woman of your age needs about 1,200 mg of calcium a day. Most bookstores have small books with the nutritional content of foods, and they arent expensive. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 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. Theres some grim news for those of us who arent active. A study out of Northwestern Uni versitys Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that if were over the age of 60, every hour in a day that we sit increases our risk of becoming disabled by 46 percent. But it gets worse. Even if were active at other times, it doesnt completely offset the results of ... sitting. No, the study didnt say that abled if we spend too much time sitting (thats a topic for other studies), but clearly the odds arent in our favor. For the purposes of the study, not being able to take care of our needs the activities of daily liv ing, such as getting dressed. Most of the participants spent about nine hours a day sitting. The study looked at the level of moderate to vigorous activity. Ac cording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moderate exercise is effort rated as a 5 or 6 on a scale of 0 to 10. Vigorous ex ercise is a 7 or 8 on that scale. One minute of vigorous activity equals two minutes of moderate activity. The study found that exercising for even 10 minutes at a time, for a total of 150 minutes a week, as well as doing muscle-strength ening exercises two days a week, For even greater health ben the 2 1/2 hours a week to 5 hours. Muscle strengthening can include working with resistance bands, yoga and weight lifting. While those hours dont use up all the sitting time we also en gage in, it does help to even the risk score with less sitting and more moving. 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 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Want better quality of life? Dont just sit there Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Help! My family is itching to be rid of pinworms 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.

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Page 20 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Tonight March 20 Jeb Bush at Rollins College As part of a series of talks offered free to the public, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College presents former Gov. Jeb Bush in a talk called Americas Promise in Uncertain Times, in which he will share his insights on the current challenges facing America. Set for this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Alfond Sports Center, the event is free no tickets required. Call 407-691-1995 or visit winterparkinstitute.orgTonight through April 11 The Twitter Art Exhibit: OrlandoOrlando continues to enhance its reputation in the art world as Central Florida artist Robin Maria Pedrero creates and curates the Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando. Opening tonight at CityArts Factory, this is the fourth installment of a worldwide art experience featuring original, postcard-sized art, donated by artists from around the world. The postcard art will be displayed and sold through April 11 needs students at The Center for Contemporary Dance. The exhibit is free and open to the public, visit twitterar texhibit.orgTonight March 20 Hannibal Square Wine TastingThe kick-off of Art Festival weekend is presented at Hannibal Square by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Hannibal Square Merchants As sociation this evening beginning at 5 p.m. Held the day before the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival begins, the evening offers more than 40 varieties of wine and beer samples, appetizers from local eateries, and live music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door with entrances at the corner of West New England and Pennsylvania or West New England and Virginia. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.orgNow through April 20 Shakespeare takes on Julius Caesar Shakespeares ver sion of the death of Julius Caesar explores the line between patriotism and personal ambition with Caesars assassination leading the world to the brink of anarchy. In an already brilliant season for the Shakespeare Cen ter, Julius Caesar is another timeless classic. Adding to the experience (30 minutes before each performance) an Orlando Shakes actor shares insights about the production with the audience. Visit OrlandoShakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Now through April 20 The Mad Cow has a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Legend says that Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was Tennessee Williams favor ite play perhaps because it won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. The play examines how families deal with greed, mendacity, (repressed) sexual desire, and death. Presented in Mad Cow Theatres beautiful new complex through April 20, visit madcowtheatre.com or call 407-297-8788. March 21 The Art of Thomas Thorspecken at Snap!Artist and urban legend Thor acts as a human camera, sketching and recording events around Central Florida and posting daily sketches on his digital diary. Those very personal watercolor sketches of very public events will be celebrated in an exhibit of Thomas Thorspeckens work opening March 21 at 7 p.m. at Snap! at 1013 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. In addition to the exhibit, Thor will sign copies of his new book Urban Sketching. Visit Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page rfntbtnnn bbnfntnt bbbrbnnntfn rnr rf 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) JULIUS CAESAR JEB BUSH

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 21snaporlando.comMarch 22 The Broadway Tenors with the Orlando Philharmonic Central Florida is blessed with great singing-actors. In two performances at 2 and 8 p.m. on March 22, we can as Eatonville native Norm Lewis leads a team of tenors in an evening of Broadway classics from West Side Story, Chicago, nd Street, and more. Fresh from his Broad way triumph as Porgy in Porgy and Bess, Mr. Lewis will be joined by Brent Bar rett and Matt Cavenaugh with the Orlando Philharmonic conducted by Christopher Wilkins. Visit orlandophil.org or call 407-770-0071.March 22 Brevard Symphony makes history with Space Shuttle AtlantisIn partnership with the Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra will make history by present the space shuttle. Christopher Confessore will conduct Symphonic Odyssey, a oncein-a-lifetime concert beneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis on March 22 at 8 p.m. Featur ing music from Star Wars, Star Trek and the fanfare by Richard Strauss from : A Space Odyssey, tickets are $150 and $250 (including dinner). Visit brevardsymphony. com or call 321-242-2024. March 22 The Luau A Special Olympics fundraiserMore Indiana Jones than black-tie affair, The Luau is set in the lush landscaping of at Universal Studios. The ad venturous evening features tropical cuisine, cocktails, live entertainment, crab races, and a silent and live auction. The event raises funds for Team Florida as they journey to compete in the 2014 USA Special Olympics. Celebrate the transformative power of the Special Olympics on March 22 and say aloha! to Team Florida. Visit specialolympicsMarch 23 Frank Lloyd Wrights architecture in FloridaKenneth Treister, co-author of Bok Tower Gardens: Americas Taj Mahal, will discuss his new book and his connection to Frank Lloyd Wright at Lakelands Florida Southern College on March 23 at 10 a.m. Following the presentation is a book sign ing and optional tour of the worlds largest collection of Wright architecture, including a visit to Usonian House, the only Wright house built since the late 1960s for its original client on its original site. The brunch is $10 and the tour is $20. RSVP to Bobby Baum at 863-686-8820 or rbaum@gte. netMarch 25 to 30 EVITA on the Broadway Series The inventive and decades later classic Broadway show EVITA offers us the Argentinean diva Eva Peron center stage at the Bob Carr PAC. The multi-award-winning musical chronicles the life of Eva Peron in a six-day run from March 25 to 30 tell ing the rags-to-riches tale of Evita and her rise to power from being an illegitimate child from the slums to becoming First Lady of Argenti na. For a brief time, Evita was have her fragile health prove her downfall. Visit OrlandoBroadway.com or call 1-800982-2787.March is National Noodle and Sauce MonthI only just learned this, but with half the month still to go, those of us who cannot get enough Italian have one more reason to celebrate. A couple suggestions For fast-casual, Italios quick and easy pasta bowls are customized with your choice of three different sauces at 276 S. Orlando Ave. in Win ter Park. Visit italiokitchen. com For upscale dining, Prato in Winter Park, known for their Herb Ricotta Gnudi, offers handmade pastas, lo cally sourced ingredients and house-cured meats at 124 N. Park Ave. Visit prato-wp.com My personal favorite, CULTURE | A once-in-a-lifetime performance puts the Brevard Symphony under the Space Shuttle Atlantis CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 22 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. EVITA SPACE SYMPHONY $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

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Page 22 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Francescos in Maitland, of fers handmade noodles and sauces with a classic Sicilian Francesco uses only sustain able, local ingredients at 400 S. Orlando Ave. Visit francescosrist.com And looking ahead Along with the wonderful news that the new Dr. Phil lips Center for the Performing Arts will open this November, the Orlando Ballet is major performing arts groups to announce a community partnership that will allow the company to perform its 20142015 season in the Centers new Walt Disney Theater. This forward thinking partnership gives us all more opportunity to experience the new per formance space. Hooray and Hallelujah! Congratulations to all involved. Visit drphillipscenter.orgCULTURE | Orlando Ballet will soon be performing in the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 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. Robert Allen Bob Cubbedge, age 87, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2014. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, August 4, 1926 and lived in Essex, Ontario, Canada as a child and then moved to Eustis, Florida as a teenager and Winter Park, Florida for high school. In high school, Bob was president of the Student Council and photog rapher for the Winter Park High School yearbook. Bob enjoyed photography his whole life and could always be seen with a camera in hand. As a senior in high school, Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet program and was called into active duty during World War II after ing and obtained his private pilots license after the war. Bob attended the University of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial En gineering. He then moved to Toledo, Ohio and worked as a sales engineer for Acklin Stamping, Leake Stamp ing and Engraving Company, and then as General Sales Manager for Kiemle Hankins Company. In 1971, Bob started his own business, Cubbedge Controls, Inc., and was a Manufacturers Agent and Corporate Executive for over 30 years. Bob served in leadership positions for many or ganizations in northern Ohio including Chairman of the Board for Toledo YMCA Storer Camps, Chairman of the Eagle Scout Board of Review, President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, President of the Toledo Technical Council, and Chairman of the Robotics and Smart Automation Conference at the University of Toledo. He was a member of Rotary International for over 50 years as well as a member of American Legion Post 335, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Regional Chamber of Commerce. All during his life Bob enjoyed getting together with his friends and relatives to share stories, play golf or tennis in the summer and go skiing in the winter. He was also an avid wife, Janet (Dietrich); step-brother Hal Cubbedge and brother-in-law, Donald Jung. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Marilyn Jo; his children Keith (Lenore) Cubbedge, Kimberley (Larry) Cubbedge-Redd Ken (Debra) Cubbedge, Oticca (Ralph) Beamer, Tatjania (Denny) Sakowski Art (Cindy) Kamm, and Donald Kamm along with 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and sisters Gay Jung and Carol (Nic) Andreyev of Winter Park, Florida. The family will receive guests on Tuesday, March 18th from 4-8 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, March 19th at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ot tawa Hills Memorial Park in Toledo, Ohio. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held for Bob in June 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cubbedge Nature Preserve at YMCA Storer Camps, 6941 Stony Lake Road, Jackson, MI 49201: phone (800) 536-8607. USONIAN HOUSE This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater CULT CLASSICS: KILL BILL VOL. 2Sun 1PMFLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, APRIL 4-13TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The 2014 Program has been announced. Floridalmfestival.comTIMS VERMEERFri, Sat, Sun 4PM, 6:30, 9PM Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9PM Tues 6:30Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film: MATILDAOnly $5 & a special Kids Menu will be offered! Sun 12PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Page 23Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 17, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson PerspectivesDoing the garden, digging the weeds, Who could ask for more? Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When Im sixty-four?The Beatles I confess to not being so enamored with aging. Could be that its overrated. When I hear someone comment on their age and, oh, woe is them because theyre now 42 or 36 or 28 I quickly offer, Id pay $5 to be 42. Laughs all the way around. It is not so much that I have any longing to be young(er)if that were even possibleits that I dont want it to end. Life is such a thrill. When I was in graduate school with a glorious new baby daughter I came to the intense realization that this is it, that I had give or take a few years, approximately 60, remaining on the clock and that the years would inexorably pass. At that moment I calculated Id used-up 25 percent of my allotted time (based on family medical history, longevity, etc.). Over the decades I have periodically tracked my time and had no reason to question my initial calculation that age 81-82 would be about it. Until My sister, Saint Sandra of Albuquerque, recently asked how I came up with my projected end date, and I said that I split the difference between when Gramps and Dad died. She said, split the difference between when Mom and Dad died. Thanks a lot, Sister. Oh, Lordy. Ive even less time than I thought. Regardless, were all on the clock and it behooves each of us, doesnt it, to make the most of every day. I turned 65 this week and all during my now-past 64th year Id periodically hum the Beatles tune, When Im 64. I recommend it. Under the right circumstances (learn the lyrics), itll have you laughing out loud to yourself. Hell, Im still humming it. A question one regularly hears in life bly someone will say no more than 19 or 17. I am not sure I completely grasp the idea. I didnt start thinking until I was 36 or so. This is an accurate self-assessment. Sure, Id read thousands of books prior to 36, worked, married, had children, showed-up, been responsible, been irresponsible, but I do not believe my thinking had crystalized (think of it as illuminating from 75 watts to 100 watts). To suggest that the inner you today is some 17-year-old teenager is a curious assessment. We are enamored with that time in our lives (coming of age) because so many of our experiences were for so meaningful/so not). You discover who you (family/school/work/opposite sex/ same sex, etc.). Lose your virginity. Develop an interest (or two or three or 78). Recognize/wear your masculinity/ for college. Its no wonder so many of us fondly remember that context and time. It was an exciting, fun time. At least it was for me. Being a teenager was, indeed, a Kodachrome moment. Whole days, months and years of intense color. But now, candidly confessing, Im more of a black and white Panatomic X (ASA 32) kind of a guy. As you age, the trick, the challenge, the goal, is to keep the focus as well as the color in your life. Aging and the ticking clock Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! invective to our weatherman when he came to his senses, remembered he was on the Florida payroll, and gave us a beautiful day. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, sent to us by former Floridians who now live in the Seattle area. The book brought us much enlightenment and enter tainment. Author Brown deals colorfully with how the University of Washington Olympics. The scene was of course Berlin, and no less than Adolph Hitler was part of the enormous crowd. Brown tells not only a gripping narrative, but as a biographer de lineates the lives of the eight quite different rowers and their coxswain who, through unity of body and mind, won one of the worlds most exciting crew races. Concomi tantly, the Olympic rowing story advises us of how a purposeful life should be lived, through the philosophy of George Yeoman Pocock, the maker of the rowing shells. Its a beautifully written book of courage under pressure. half of a partnership looking for the other half. Being alone is often a tolerable solution for not just any partner can do the trick ideally. Those of us who have been married more than once will, I hope, have met up and bonded with the just right partner the second time around. It seems to me to be a miracle that with all the people walking around out there, that we ever meet the exactly right person with whom we are fated to spend the rest of our days and nights. Men and women are, after all, quite different animals, each with his or her own peculiarities. Trying to match up oneself with someone totally congenial is playing a very chancy game. The law, thank the good Lord, does not insist on perfec tion, and in the courts one can get disentangled from bad mistakes and drop the hook in for yet another try if one still has the yen and the courage to do so! I know a guy who seems completely happy in his third time around. waged between our ears mercifully comes to a pause at times, in what we welcome as moments of tranquility. A great deal of the human race seems from afar to be as busy as a swarm of bees in what is quixotically called longing for escape far from the madding crowd. Tis peace of mind, lad, To sit for us and spit for us and bid all ill go by.Theocritus (3rd century B.C.) And so it is that mankind, seeking peace, often same degree of respect that he is showing our Constitution. The ultimate law that Congress can use to throttle the presidents lawless moves is to withhold funds. Con gress holds the purse strings. What happens when one House is Republican and means no Congressional action. from age 13 to 38 who were found to have smoked marijuana, seem to indicate that the smoker kids lost as many as 8 IQ points over time possibly from pot. change. Climate always changeswhat else can it do and keep its place as the Now our esteemed Secretary of State is traipsing around the world saying that the weather is the planets primary problem! As Charlie Brown says, Good grief! equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws from their govern ment, yet no two men are equal in person, property, understanding, activity and vir tue, or ever can be made so by any power less than that which created them. John Adams (1776) How come our Constitu tional expert lawyer president never seems As I was saying About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) We are enamored with our coming of age, because so many of our experiences were for the first time.

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Page 24 | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com WPMObserver.com OBSERVER Just Sold Homes Sunday, March 23rd 960 Georgia Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,654 SF | $1,080,000 Magnificent location on a picturesque brick street at the corner of Georgia & Palmer ~ Walk to Park Avenue! Gorgeous wall of windows in the family room over looks the sparkling pool and spa. Spa cious kitchen, cozy study, crown molding & plantation shutters throughout, beauti ful wood floors, high ceilings and three fireplaces. Private patio off master bed room. Numerous upgrades throughout! Fantastic fenced backyard with mature landscaping complete this stunning tra ditional home. 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Inside utility room and oversized two car garage. $395,000 SUNDAY 1-4 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 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 NEW LISTING! WONDERFUL POOL HOME 2955 De Brocy Way, Winter Park. 5BD/2.5BA, 2,204SF. Wonderful pool home in quiet Winter Park neighborhood. A Rated Schools. Kitchen features granite counters, solid wood cabinets and pool-view breakfast nook. Master bedroom features laundry chute to down stairs laundry room. 5th bedroom/bonus room offers French doors out to pool. $315,000 FEATURED PROPERTY NEW LISTING! 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