Winter Park-Maitland observer

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

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WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! AMBASSADORS OF GOING GREEN LIFESTYLES, 6Knights stay on topHot bats earn a Top-25 ranking. ATHLETICS, 7Art that doesnt ageSeniors keep creative spark alive. SENIOR, B1COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 CULTURE .................... 12 OPINIONS ................... 15 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 40 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. Megan Barkdull used to spend days in parking lots in Or landos Little Vietnam, looking for artistic inspiration from the back of old buildings. Now shes thinking of being a surgeon. Her 5.25 grade point average probably wont hurt her chances. The fact that she helped teach kids in Eatonville to swim wont hurt either. It certainly taught her a little about herself. Im a lot better at handling chaos than I thought I was, she said. Her friends jokingly (or not) voted her most likely to take over the world. Megan is one of 11 super students exiting Winter Park High School as valedictorian this year. Most schools have at least one of them the top-ranked student in the school but not the Wild cats. Based on academic ability (more than two dozen exceeded a 5.0 GPA in the school) combined with extra-curriculars and com munity service, these stellar stu dents get the big V next to their names, and casually mention as pirations of neurosurgery careers to come. Nhan Nicky Trieu falls into that category. The spritely but demurring National Honor Society president will end up at the University of Florida in the fall, studying bioscience with hopes of becoming a globetrotting mis sionary doctor. She helped organize a tutor ing program at school, and also learned who she wanted to be. There was a point where I re alized how much I changed, she said of her last four years. A few years from now she might be in Los Angeles, then maybe volun teering in Cambodia or Africa. In the meantime, shell always have her violin. Tanuj Badwal can rock out on a guitar or surprise you with his singing voice, but he really wants to work with nanotechnol ogy. His favorite memory from school? A very well engineered tery projectiles at his teacher. He doesnt even know what go into. He just wants to be engineering tiny things. He says he stopped playing with Legos a long time ago, but never stopped liking the idea of building something, especially if its unlike any thing anyone has ever seen. He wishes more kids were in volved in math and science. If he had a backup plan, itd be teach ing kids how the cold mechanical stuff can be fun. Thinking of the moments that made him really love science, he said that helped him realize what he should be doing in life. Itd be really cool to get them to do that too, he said. With a stratospheric 5.36 GPA, Deborah Leedy didnt need much help getting into college, but shes still wondering what PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMegan Barkdull is one of 11 top students chosen to be valedictorian at Winter Park High School. A multitude of achievements, and stellar grades, gave them the honor. Graduating with honorsMost high schools have a valedictorian each year. For 2014, Winter Park has 11.ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Please see VALEDICTORIANS on page 2Maitland City Council mem bers are lighting up a debate over whether medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed in the city, should the statewide referen dum legalizing the practice pass in November. Despite demonstrated medical or called the potential legal medi cal dispensaries head shops and another peppered talks with just say no. A draft ordinance composed by City Attorney Cliff Shepard with the assistance of Community Development Director Dick Wells presented to the Council on April 28 allows medical marijuana dis pensaries to set up shop in the city limits, but only in one very spe so small, theres only one building in the city categorized under it. One that happens to be across the street from the Maitland Police Station. This is an effective way of doing it without saying its pro hibited, because its not, Shepard said. By drafting the ordinance now, he said, Maitland can try to protect itself and preempt state regulations on medical marijuana dispensary locations by already having zoning rules in place if the referendum passes. But, Wells said, as the ordi nance currently stands, itd be nearly impossible for a dispen sary to actually attain other city permitting to sell from the one properly zoned building. Councilwoman Bev Reponen said she supports the tight regulation to start, knowing that if and when the referendum passes that the city can always loosen the law if needed, which she said is always easier than trying to add additional restrictions after its already hit the market. At least it stops the immediacy of the prob lem, she said. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker readily agreed. If we start very strict, you can always change, Schieferdecker said. If theres people who re -City looks to weed out medical marijuanaSARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see MARIJUANA on page 4 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method For Alcohol Extinction Subutex/Suboxone For Opioid Abuse Privacy and Confidentiality AssuredCentral Floridas Largest Private Outpatient Treatment Facility2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 www.wpmobserver.com/enews NICKY TRIEU TANUJ BADWAL DEBORAH LEEDY

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Page 2 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, May 1, 2014 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COMPUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comTim Freed 407.563.7054TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.comARTS EDITORJosh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSChris JepsonJepson@MediAmerica.usLouis RoneyLRoney@cfl.rr.comADVERTISING SALESLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of CommerceWinter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect.TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGERPatti Green VICE PRESIDENTJeff BabineauUSPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster VALEDICTORIANS | Graduating seniors set their sights on changing the worldshes going to be later. It could be a French teacher or an artist. When she wasnt dancing ballet she helped kids learn to swim. In the big pool of life, shes ready for anything. I like to try everything, she said. I want to do everything. The pool was never far from Allison Lindsey, who hopes to keep swimming when she lands in the purposefully out of the way Pfeiffer University in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I like being in the water, Allison said. It gives me time to think, or not think. Maybe shell take one last ride down a mountain in her soapbox derby racer. The throwback sport that her dad introduced her to still holds a place in the family garage. Always a competitor and the challenge thats ahead on the way to being a CSI-style forensics researcher. Im going to have to climb the ladder, she said. And Im comTalk to Bobby Frantz and you might think he was already at the top of that ladder. The casu knows what hes going to be when hes done with college: an orthopedic surgeon. As president of the Science Honor Society, a lifeguard at the YMCA and a volunteer at First United Methodist Church, hes kept his schedule full. The wouldbe doctor is heading to the University of Georgia to learn how to put people back together again. His inspiration: his own injuries. When youre in the doctors things, he said. Hell never forget when he went on a volunteer trip to Costa Rica and his whole world was put of a muddy hut that housed a family of a dozen people. It made me realize how lucky I am, he said. They dont have about cars and whatnot. He helped give the family a solid foundation before he came home. Jack Reckmeyers new home will be under the California sun for the next four to eight years. Hes heading to the University of Southern California. I have wanted to be a physi cian ever since I can remember, Jack said. His specialty? Ortho pedic surgeon. Like Bobby, his passion comes from experience. A tennis injury that sidelined a ca reer made him want to learn how to rebuild lives. That doesnt mean he didnt stop chasing his dreams on the court. Battling back from a dev astating knee injury, he helped the Winter Park boys tennis team make school history this month. In doubles, he won every match at the state tournament. I got a little taste of what I used to have, he said. Patrick Burns has his eyes on a very exclusive club a few years in the future; not that being an Eagle Scout doesnt already put him in lofty company. He wants to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. The soft-spoken soon-to-be University of Florida industrial engineering student can carry a tune, and also loves debating. His hypothetical claim-to-fame in the class of ? Most likely to win an argument. I like debating, he said. Its a good skill to have. It can get peo ple upset, but can help you agree on things. Katie Sproles knows how to give a speech or two. She was class treasurer for three straight years, campaigning her way into the student body president slot for her senior year. Maybe she was born to do it. kids really impacted me a lot, she said. I really like being a leader in my family. ing an engineer in a largely malethose skills to engineer a way to help the underprivileged. Shell cialize in after she starts at the University of Florida in the fall. I dont know where I want to be yet, she said. Id really like to work for Google. I like doing the impossible. Danielle Flanagan wants to be secretary general of the United Nations. That would be ideal, she said. After years on the Model Unit ed Nations, Student Government, UNICEF Club, Beta Club and soc cer and tennis teams, shes set to take on the world. Shell start at the University of Florida, though Harvard and Georgetown are still on her radar. On her way through college she hopes that she can change the world. She already started at Winter Park with her Beta Club formed an otherwise empty grass and bark courtyard into a sanctu ary for students to hang out in a natural setting tucked away in an alcove on campus. I actually put my print on Winter Park High School, she said. Thats cool. Teddy Jungreis was taking a walk through Stanford in the San Francisco Bay area when the Ob server stopped by Winter Park High School. Hes going to double major in economics, and manage ment science and engineering. Hes been a class president, varsity lacrosse player and pianist for the last 12 years. His dream job? Remarkably clear. I want to become a serial en trepreneur who revolutionizes the world and disrupts multiple industries, he wrote. Whether that includes having a secret lair is anyones guess. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE 1984 W. New Hampshire St., Orlando, Florida 32804Drop In or registration less than 48 hours in advance: $50 / day. Extended Care is $5 / day or $15 / week.Bring your own lunch and snacksCampers will participate in Gymanastics, Obstacle Courses, Rock Wall, Arts and Crafts, Games, and Batting Cages. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 3April 28 City Commission meeting highlightsIf you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held April 28 in City Hall Commission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting:Mayors ReportPresentations were given by: ing his Eagle Scout Project recognizing Core Value Coin re cipients for the second quarter water utility director, regarding the Outstanding Class C Water Treatment Plant for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant award Scott RandolphConsent Agenda were approved. with Valencia College and other ing were approved.Public Hearings ordinances related to the request of Benjamin Partners, LTD and the Sydgan Corporation representing Bubbalous Inc. on the properties at 970/1000/1008 and 1306 Loren Ave., 1141 Benjamin Ave., and 1313 Lewis Drive in conjunction with the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment were approved. nance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment and Home Acres Subdivision area was not approved. Park: nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to Planned Developments was not approved. nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to the maximum building height within the Central Business Dis trict Future Land Use designation was approved. nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to repealing the requirement for a su permajority vote of the City Commission to approve certain conditional uses was approved. nance governing garbage collection service in the Center Street business corridor was approved. A full copy of the April 28 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of May 12, pending approval by the City Commission. Remem ber, if you are unable to attend the 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.Earth Day in the Park and Arbor Day Tree GiveawayJoin the city at Earth Day in the Park and the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park. The citys celebration will showcase how the city and Keep Winter Park Beautiful (KWPB) are working to make Winter Park more sustain able. Attendees will learn how the city works toward a Sustainability Action Plan and how to provide their input into the community plan. Earth Day in the Park will also provide educational workshops and tours of the new train station. In addition, Winter Park Green School Grant winners will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. from the main stage. The citys Urban Forestry Divi sion will present a large live oak ceremonial planting and will be on site to answer questions and give away an assortment of container ized trees for city residents. Ride your bike to the event and park it cycle Advisory Boards free Winter Avenue behind the main stage in Central Park. For more informa tion, please call 407-599-3364.Get rid of your bulky itemsDont forget we have our an nual Spring Cleanup that provides an extra bonus pickup day to dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky item the week of May 5 (north of Fair banks/Aloma) and May 12 (south of Fairbanks/Aloma) depending on the location of your home. For more information regarding Win ter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please visit cityofwinterpark.org, contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 407-599-3220, or Waste Pro at 407-774-0800.Winter Parks Farmers Market is turning 35!The city of Winter Park is proud to announce the Winter Park Farmers Market 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The Farmers Market is located at 200 W. New England Ave. Festivities will in clude door prizes, live music, vendor discounts, free market bags, and kid-friendly activities such as face painting, a bounce house and more. A doggie fashion show will be held on the markets main stage at 9 a.m. for dogs dressed in their favorite baked good, produce or farmers market attire. Fashion show participants can register at 8:30 a.m. Winter Park Farmers Market began when former City Commis sioner Jerry Donnelly suggested that the city initiate a Saturday morning market at the train de pot. On May 19, 1979, the Farmers Market opened with approximate later, the market hosts more than 80 vendors with approximately 5,000 visitors shopping for diverse kitchen and garden items, from bay leaves and bratwurst to bagels For more information regard ing the Winter Park Farmers Mar ket 35th Anniversary Celebration, please call 407-599-3275. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. 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Page 4 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MAY 1 The SunRail commuter rail system ofcially opens for business (and free rides) on May 1. Free rides will be available through May 16 to acquaint passengers with the service. Visit Sunrail.com for tickets and more information on train schedules. The city of Winter Park and the Multifaith Education Project will host t he 11th annual Trees for Peace Interfaith Tree Planting Project on Thursday, May 1, in Central Park West Meadow, located at 150 N. New York Ave. in downtown Winter Park. City ofcials will begin the ceremony at 8:45 a.m. with the program being led by Louise Franklin Sheehy, director of the Multifaith Education Project. Originally scheduled for April 8, the event was rescheduled due to weather. ( More than 100 Christian, Jewish and Muslim students and faculty, from The Geneva Christian School, the Jewish Acad emy and the Leaders Preparatory School, will join to plant trees for peace.MAY 2Date Night at Leu Gardens returns with the classic lm A Streetcar Named Desire at 8:30 p.m. May 2. Bring a blanket or some chairs and a picnic basket, and see the gardens and a movie for only $6 per adult. Its free for Leu Gardens members. Visit leugardens.org for more information. A healthy living lecture on preventing osteoporosis is at noon on May 2 at the Crosby YMCA, 2005 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. Learn how to prevent or even reverse osteoporosis. MAY 3Derby on Park will celebrate and watch the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby live at the Winter Park Country Club. Its a classy but laid back celebration of the worlds most popular horse race, with a costume contest included. Bring your best retro Derby-chic duds to compete and have fun with your fellow racing enthusi asts. Its a throwback with a festive air, complete with drinks. The party is from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Visit winter parkannual.comThe Circles group is having an interactive seminar at the Winter Park Library on May 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m. Collaborative workshops for coping with challenges, over coming obstacles in a balanced way, and tasting rsthand ideal states of happiness and well-being will be able to help you live a less stressful life. MAY 3-5Cocina 214 is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a weekend-long esta that includes a two-day block party (May 3 and 4), the second annual Running of the Chihua huas and a Patron ice luge event. Starting at noon Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, a local DJ will be spinning Latin and Top-40 hits, while ambassadors from participat ing partners, Jose Cuervo and Corona, serve up drinks. On Sunday, May 4, locals can enter their dogs into the second an nual Running of the Chihuahuas ($10 in advance or $15 at the door), with all pro ceeds beneting Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. The party will continue on Cinco de Mayo (Monday, May 5) as the restaurant celebrates its three-year anniversary with a Patron Ice Luge starting at 5 p.m. followed by Corona giveaways and Don Julio tequila samples. Visit cocina214.com for more information. MAY 4Please join Winter Park Chamber of Com merce President/CEO Patrick Chapin and Chamber member Kona Ice of Winter Park for sweets and treats at Greys Fifth Annual Purple Lemonade Stand. The fundraiser benets those diagnosed with Sanlippo Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease Patricks niece was diagnosed with in 2008. Since then, the Chapin fami ly and many others are determined to help advance research for a treatment and ulti mately a cure. Its from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4 at 1600 W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. Visit theblairbanner.com for more information. MAY 5Winter Park Executive Women will feature a lunch with Deb Cheslow, achievement expert, corporate trainer and best-selling author. This inspiring luncheon will help you achieve your goals. Its from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. G R A D U A T I O N L U N C H E O N Supporting Sponsors: Chip Alford Winter Park Tech Amy Alvarado Plank May lower Retirement Community Jeff Broomell Florida Bank of Commerce Nancy Castino Rollins College Morgan Claytor Hatchet Design, LLC Sarah Connor City of Winter Park Susie Dolan Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. James Flynn Business Archives Edward Fore The Law Of ices of Jeffery D. Ostile Dexter Grafton Grafton Wealth Management Mary Greer Isabel Rivera Hagan Valencia College Michael Hawkins Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School Ross Johnston Orange County Environmental Todd Kozak Bright House Networks Mark Lang Mark Lang & Associates David Larue ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Nancy Ludin The Jewish Pavilion Jayne Lychako Winter Park Tech Lambrine Macejewski Cocina 214 Patrick McGaha, Jr. Anytime Fitness Winter Park Alexandra Mercier Senior Resource Alliance Megan Meredith RE/MAX 200 Realty Garrett Miller BB&T David Mullholand, ENCO Utility Services Allan Munson Gary Munson Heating & A/C Dawn Nagy Rollins College Theresa Nowotny Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Sharon Nicole Pennant The Assistance Fund Jason Rimes Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Ashley Ringler Winter Park Chamber of Commerce CarolRosenfelt Winter Park Historical Association Kim Sachse Massey Communications Tracy Sanchez Florida Community Bank Shawn Shaffer Winter Park Public Library Susan Skol ield Winter Park Historical Association Beth Smith Orlando Health Matthew Vegter CenterState Bank Jason Venning Center for Independent Living John Webb Strombeck Consulting CPAs Meghan Weyant Rollins College Kayli Wicker Florida Blue Brad Wilhite CNL Bank Lisa Willis CenturyLink Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Graduation of LWP Class XXIV The Honorable Belvin Perry, Jr., Chief Judge Floridas Ninth Judicial CircuitPosthumous Presentation of Leadership Winter Park2014 Community Leader Award Mary Rumberger, LWP Class X LWP Alumni CouncilMember 2005 2009 Presenting Sponsor: Community Bulletin Help Winter Park win again! Last year the city of Winter Park won three awards in the nation-wide America In Bloom program (www.americainbloom. org) including Tops in our Population Cat egory, Best Arbor Day Celebration and Best Waterways Management. Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable has entered the city in the contest again this year and judging will take place May 5 and 6 in the following categories (2013 scores noted): 1) Floral displays, 61 percent 2) Landscaped areas, 70 percent 3) Urban forestry, 82 percent 4) Environmental efforts, 83 percent 5) Heritage preservation, 73 percent 6) Overall impression, 87 percent Last year the judges saw many businesses citywide including those on Park Avenue. Their evaluation comments and sugges tions included these items that, if imple mented, would improve the aesthetics and help us achieve a better score this year. some shops in prominent areas need to use real plant material in their window boxes. and the residents should be encouraged to add more color to their surroundings. fronts are in need of cleaning and a bit of fresh paint. Please take a moment to review the plant ers and window boxes in front of your store and help brighten up the Avenue for spring (and the judging). MARIJUANA | Former mayors urge the city to just say noally need this, then we can relook at it. Shepard told Council members that its up to them how freely they want the prescription drugs to be available within city limits if legal ized. Its a faucet and you guys have got your hands on the knob, he said. Councilman Ivan Valdes said he was in favor of shutting it off altogether instead of ceremonially passing an ordinance that implies sales will be allowed, while simultaneously making setting up shops nearly impossible. If the law were to pass I would have no problem with them having somewhere in Maitland to get the drug, Valdes said. But, he said, If were going to effectively say you cant have it in Maitland, then lets just say you cant have it in Maitland. Former Maitland mayors Sas cha Rizzo and Doug Kinson took turns during the public period of discussion to tell the city to just say no. Understand if you allow head shops to come to the city of Mai tland this will degrade the en tire community of Maitland. It will damage the entire city. You cannot allow this to happen, Rizzo said. Just say no we dont want dope in our city. Council members requested ad ditional information from city staff regarding how cities in other states with legalized medical marijuana have handled regulations, and scheduled to spark discussions back up at their June 9 meeting. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 5 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR SunRail grand opening on April 11On April 11, the city of Mai tland hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Maitlands SunRail station, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. The program included prepared remarks from U.S. Congressman John L. Mica and Florida Department of Transportation Director of Transportation Development Frank ODea. We thank Congressman Mica and Mr. ODea for join ing us on this special day. Following the program, at tendees toured the SunRail train, station and ticket kiosks. Each train is equipped with wireless Internet connectivity, luggage and bicycle storage, and restroom facilities. The Maitland SunRail station features four ticket kiosks, six ticket validators, and 125 onsite parking spaces. Following the tour, attendees received red-velvet whoopie pies from All Things Sweet. SunRail opens its doors to the public on Thursday, May 1, and will provide free weekday rides for passengers from May 1 through May 16. SunRail only will operate during the weekdays. For information related to SunRail, please visit sunrail.com Thank you, Maitland, for your participation in a successful event.Movie in the Park on SaturdayJoin us for a Movie in the Park on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Quinn Strong Park. This months feature will be the sing-along version of Frozen. Get there early to save your spot. Maitland Fire Rescue Department practices RIT trainingMembers of the Fire Departever in a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) competition held at Fire Rescue East earlier this year. The ers crawling through a grueling maze on-air with masks blacked out and in full bunker gear. The special RIT maze weeks before to prepare for the competition. The team spent many hours training on how to circumvent obstacles of a hazardous environment. Participating in the competi tion was a great training oppor tunity for all who competed and helped to expand an awareness of the importance of RIT training. The RIT prop will now be incor porated into department-wide training, so that all members can practice the challenges of a RIT scenario.Let it go and sing along 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. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, May 4th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 4 SUN PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND Maitland reghters participated in Rapid Intervention Team training earlier this year.

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Page 6 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Park Maitland School celebrat ed Earth Day in style with the return of Mindy Kobrin and her Dont Worry, Eat Happy program. An alumna of Park Maitland herself, Kobrin was delighted to share with the students how easy it is to enjoy healthy, happy family dinners much like those she expe rienced as a child. At an assembly of more than 600 students, Kobrin shared her tips such as eat the rainbow, choosing produce from every col or of the rainbow for complete nu trition and to eat whats in season, because fresh tastes best. Kobrin, a lifestyle and enter taining expert currently based in New York City, grew up here in Central Florida, as she claims, With a Mickey Mouse cookbook in one hand, and her mothers heels in the other. From an early age, she enjoyed entertaining and sharing healthy meals, and now brings her love of good food and family to the stu dents at Park Maitland. To see the kids so appreciative and excited makes it all worth it, Kobrin said. Following the assembly, Kobrin treated two second-grade classes to a healthy food party with such menu items as a kale and pineap ple super food smoothie, Mediter ranean avocado salad bowl, and three-peas-in-a-pod salad. The party was a reward for students who designed the best Earth Day art. The art was so great this year we had a hard time choosing, so we went with the top three and invited their classes to join us, Kobrin said. While it may not have gar nered the type of excitement an ice cream party would, the kids seemed genuinely excited to be there. Kobrin chatted amiably with students while preparing the food right before their eyes. My parents inspired me to eat healthy, she told them. Why dont you be the ones who inspire your parents? Ten, nine, eight, seven counting down the smoothie blender got everyone excited, and by a show of hands more than half the class said they would ask their parents to make the kale-pineap at home. Its about helping kids real ize fresh food, even produce, does taste good and that making it to gether can be fun, Kobrin said. Park Maitlands Green Ambas sadors Club was on hand to help out during the party. This year the club sold T-shirts for Earth Day, raising more than $800 that will be donated to the Florida Defenders of Wildlife campaign to save endangered Florida panthers. I am always wondering how I can make a change, said fourth grade Green Ambassador Julia H. Even before it was served, the avocado salad was drawing eager looks from students. I cant wait til we have the salad, second-grader Molly G. PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERKids learned to love colorful food at a special event by author and healthy chef Mindy Kobrin.Celebrate the Earth, taste the rainbowALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see EARTH on next page

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 7said. Judging by the silence in the room after it was served, the sal ad, eaten directly out of a halved avocado, was a big hit. Food is critical to success in everyday life, Kobrin said. Thats why Im so passionate about sharing this with as many people as I can. Here at Park Maitland, kids learn about leader ship, but they also learn that their voices count and the choices they make can bring about change; hopefully they will take some of that with them today.The UCF Knights blasted into the NCAA Top 25 with a convinc ing sweep of Rutgers just after nearly doing the same to Louisville the week before. Three different Knights had two RBI apiece in the game that vaulted them to 28-16 on the year and 15-3 in the American Athletic Conference. In that game, which for half of two innings, they went on a wild hitting streak that gave them eight runs in their last four only needed one swing of the bat to PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERPark Maitland alumna Mindy Korbin brought healthy eating ideas to her alma mater.Knights rank in after weekend sweepISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff EARTH | Avocado brings big smiles CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVERPainters wrapped up their works for the Winter Park Paint Out at the Albin Polasek on April 26. Winter Park Paint Out send the ball into the afternoon sun in a wild four-run eighth inning. the side to end the game. For the Knights, who pulled even further away at the top of the AAC standings, a one game confer ence break ended their homestand against North Florida on Wednes day at press time. They head to Houston this weekend for a threegame series against the Cougars, who at 31-12 have the second best overall record in the conference, but have struggled against AAC foes with an 8-7 in-conference re cord. Wildcats into regional tournament A nail-biter of a win has pro pelled the Winter Park Wildcats baseball team into the regional tournament, and that tournament starts tonight (May 1). How they got there was a wild pitchers duel that ended with a 1-0 score on the board against University in the dis trict championship with the Wildcats squeaking by with a win. But University (14-11-3) was a different kind of team compared to the Wildcats next challenge in the nament. Ft. Pierces Central High School took on some unusual opponents this season en route to a 13-9 record and district runner-up spot. The Cobras edged Masters regular season before falling 4-1 to powerhouse Vero Beach in the district championship. That game will start at 7 p.m. on With a win the Wildcats will be into

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Recognition to Savannah Ct. Veterans Marks Effort by Greatest Generation r ffnttbbrrr fn ff n f ff ff ff fff t f r fn tbrnr fnnf f nnff fnrr n nff rrrfrfr f t n ffr frnf ff rff rf rf f n ffr bffrfffn fn f nfr fnfr nrf rf r rf rttbb ffrfnr fn r nff f r r f f t ffn r rr n f r r bnrfffnrbr r nff fffffnr frrrfrfr f ff nfby Manny P. Hernandez Born in Camden, New York, Marie married David Krause, seen here proudly sporting his U.S. Coast Guard uniform on their wedding day. Doris Jenkins, U.S. Navy. Assigned to print shop at large U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, TX. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 407-206-2273 or toll free 1-800-679-6088 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org rt rff nnf nff trr nf rfff rf Veteran or Widow Spouse or Branch of Service Balin, Barbara Balin, Abram U.S. Army Barfoot, Emma Jean Barfoot, Howard U.S. Army Berdine, Virginia Berdine, Frank U.S. Air Force Bryan Marilyn Bryan, John U.S. Navy Burmester, Lori Burmester, Bill U.S. Air Force Conway, Jack U.S. Army Darden, Albert U.S. Army WWII Davis, Sophia Davis, Harry U.S. Army Elliott, Dottie Elliott, Ted U.S. Navy Elmquist, Dottie Elmquist, Robert U.S. Army and Navy Grossman, Arthur U.S. Navy Harvey, Bill U.S. Army Hayes, LeRoy U.S. Army WWII Hopper, Joe U.S. Army Jackson, George U.S. Navy Janos, Marie (Jay) Janos, Edward Jenkins, Doris Jenkins, John U.S. Army Johnson, Larry U.S. Navy Kotlowski, Virginia Kotlowski, Charles U.S. Air Corp. Krause, Marie Krause, David U.S. Coast Guard Langdon, Nanette Langdon, Mark U.S. Navy Mann, Kay U.S. Navy Marsh, Erla Marsch, Jack U.S. Air Force McKinney, Margaret U.S. Army McLaren, Irene McLaren, Frank U.S. Army Palmer, Ling Palmer, George U.S. Army Pappas, Linda Pappas, Tom U.S. Air Force Pardue, Ann Pardue, Gary U.S. Air Force Patton, Jack U.S. Army Patton, Yvonne Patton, David U.S. Army Radcliffe, Nancy Radcliffe, Charles U.S. Navy Randell, Mary Ann Randell, Robert U.S. Army Ravenel, William U.S. Navy Rentfrew, Joseph U.S. Army Sargeant III, Brooks U.S. Army Schultz, Albert U.S. Navy Siegel, Joyce Siegel, David U.S. Army Skyles, Ruben U.S. Army Sons, Carlton U.S. Air Force Steele, Lucille Steele, Phillip U.S. Navy Stewart, Florence Stewart, George U.S. Army Sweeney, John U.S. Army Trapani, Eugene U.S. Navy Unkefer, Earl U.S. Army Wilson, Essie Wilson, Fredrick U.S. Air Force Young, Vera Young, Thomas U.S. MarinesHonor Guard by Veterans of Foreign Wars A.E.M. Post 4287. Jake Moyer, Senior Vice Commander Service Ofcer. Orangewood High School Senior Choir Tito Espinosa about to cut cake Margaret McKinney Ann Pardue Albert Schultz Vera Young Jack Conway, U.S. Army Dottie Elmquist Mary Ann Randell Doris Jenkins LeRoy Hayes John Harvey Marilyn Bryan Marie Krause Yvonne Patton Group of Veterans during activity at Savannah Court of Maitland

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Recognition to Savannah Ct. Veterans Marks Effort by Greatest Generation r ffnttbbrrr fn ff n f ff ff ff fff t f r fn tbrnr fnnf f nnff fnrr n nff rrrfrfr f t n ffr frnf ff rff rf rf f n ffr bffrfffn fn f nfr fnfr nrf rf r rf rttbb ffrfnr fn r nff f r r f f t ffn r rr n f r r bnrfffnrbr r nff fffffnr frrrfrfr f ff nfby Manny P. Hernandez Born in Camden, New York, Marie married David Krause, seen here proudly sporting his U.S. Coast Guard uniform on their wedding day. Doris Jenkins, U.S. Navy. Assigned to print shop at large U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, TX.For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 407-206-2273 or toll free 1-800-679-6088 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org rt rff nnf nff trr nf rfff rf Veteran or Widow Spouse or Branch of Service Balin, Barbara Balin, Abram U.S. Army Barfoot, Emma Jean Barfoot, Howard U.S. Army Berdine, Virginia Berdine, Frank U.S. Air Force Bryan Marilyn Bryan, John U.S. Navy Burmester, Lori Burmester, Bill U.S. Air Force Conway, Jack U.S. Army Darden, Albert U.S. Army WWII Davis, Sophia Davis, Harry U.S. Army Elliott, Dottie Elliott, Ted U.S. Navy Elmquist, Dottie Elmquist, Robert U.S. Army and Navy Grossman, Arthur U.S. Navy Harvey, Bill U.S. Army Hayes, LeRoy U.S. Army WWII Hopper, Joe U.S. Army Jackson, George U.S. Navy Janos, Marie (Jay) Janos, Edward Jenkins, Doris Jenkins, John U.S. Army Johnson, Larry U.S. Navy Kotlowski, Virginia Kotlowski, Charles U.S. Air Corp. Krause, Marie Krause, David U.S. Coast Guard Langdon, Nanette Langdon, Mark U.S. Navy Mann, Kay U.S. Navy Marsh, Erla Marsch, Jack U.S. Air Force McKinney, Margaret U.S. Army McLaren, Irene McLaren, Frank U.S. Army Palmer, Ling Palmer, George U.S. Army Pappas, Linda Pappas, Tom U.S. Air Force Pardue, Ann Pardue, Gary U.S. Air Force Patton, Jack U.S. Army Patton, Yvonne Patton, David U.S. Army Radcliffe, Nancy Radcliffe, Charles U.S. Navy Randell, Mary Ann Randell, Robert U.S. Army Ravenel, William U.S. Navy Rentfrew, Joseph U.S. Army Sargeant III, Brooks U.S. Army Schultz, Albert U.S. Navy Siegel, Joyce Siegel, David U.S. Army Skyles, Ruben U.S. Army Sons, Carlton U.S. Air Force Steele, Lucille Steele, Phillip U.S. Navy Stewart, Florence Stewart, George U.S. Army Sweeney, John U.S. Army Trapani, Eugene U.S. Navy Unkefer, Earl U.S. Army Wilson, Essie Wilson, Fredrick U.S. Air Force Young, Vera Young, Thomas U.S. Marines Honor Guard by Veterans of Foreign Wars A.E.M. Post 4287. Jake Moyer, Senior Vice Commander Service Ofcer. Orangewood High School Senior Choir Tito Espinosa about to cut cake Margaret McKinney Ann Pardue Albert Schultz Vera Young Jack Conway, U.S. Army Dottie Elmquist Mary Ann Randell Doris Jenkins LeRoy Hayes John Harvey Marilyn Bryan Marie Krause Yvonne Patton Group of Veterans during activity at Savannah Court of Maitland

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Page 10 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer WPV Voice Winter Park Village gift cards now available at self-serve kiosk located in the breezeway near White House Black Market 407.571.2700 | www.ShopWinterParkVillage.net Mitchells Fish Market P.F. Changs Ruths Chris Steak House The Cheesecake Factory TAPS WINTER PARK VILLAGEBrio Tuscan GrilleDine DineWPB_WPMobserver_8x10.indd 1 4/26/14 11:09 AM The early bird gets the worm at Winter Park VillageWinter Park Village is now a destination for breakfast and brunch! Many typically think of WPV as having scrumptious dinner choices like PF Changs, Ruths Chris Steakhouse, Mitchells Fish Market and more, but now there are many additional great breakfast and brunch op tions too! Starbucks, opening April 19 created the breakfast trifecta with Starbucks, Another Broken Egg, and Tea and Tea. For those of us on the go, Starbucks also offers drive-thru service and Another Broken Egg offers spe cial To-Go parking on the East side of their location. Brio also recently added brunch to their offerings, so now the brunch and breakfast choices are quite close to endless! With Mothers Day right around the corner on May 11, these new breakfast and Sunday brunch additions are a great treat for mom! Meet your new neighborsJ.Jill, a premier national retailer of womens clothing and footwear, will be opening its doors in Winter Park Vil lage on Thursday, May 22! Shop during J.Jills Inspired Style Opening Event, Thursday, May 29 Sunday, June 1 and not only will shoppers get 20 percent off their entire purchase, but they will also help women in need. J.Jill cares about the local community and as such, they will be donating a portion of the events net proceeds to Harbor House of Central Florida. Inspired Style Opening Event please visit JJill.com. See store for complete details. Versona Accessories, a unique destination for womens jewelry, handbags, shoes, and more, will be arriving in fashionable style to Winter Park Village opening on May 22. This fun and easy place to shop promises to offer everything to complete your new trends and by offering ideas and suggestions from style experts in the store, through their look book online and their fashion forecasting on Facebook. For more information on this inspirational retailer that is new to the Orlando Market visit VersonaAccessories.com Giveaways galoreIf you havent been to the Winter Park Village Facebook page recently, now is the time to go! Starting on May 16, WPV will be asking our Facebook fans One winner will be chosen Friday, May 23 and another Friday, May 30. Each winner will J.Jill! Visit facebook.com/shopwinterpark for more information Did you know?Winter Park Village is a great place to shop, dine, catch a movie and workout! Yes! Winter Park Village is home to Bar method, a bar workout studio that focuses on a targeted body sculpting workout. If you had ever thought you would like to try it, Moms the word! To celebrate Mothers day, Bar Method is offering a free class on May 10 to daughters who would like to bring their Mom! Please contact Bar Method for more information at 407-5390099.Its brunch time in the Village ADVERTORIAL

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 11 Saturday, May 3rd ~ 4-10pm DerbyParkon Watch The 140th RUNNING OF the KENTUCKY DERBY LIVE WINTER PARK Country Club, 761 Old England Ave Presented by SPECIAL EVENT ~ TICKETS ARE LIMITED winterparkannual.com | 321-396-7790Delicious Food, Premium Wine and Beer, Live Entertainment and Much More! C M Y CM MY CY CMY K wpa_derby2014_5X8_ad.pdf 1 4/2/14 2:11 PM The intersection of Orlando and Webster avenues is now greener literally with the opening Saturday of TD Bank, Americas Most Convenient Bank. The bank unveiled its environmentally friendly new store, complete with accents in TDs bright green color, at a community event at 810 N. Or lando Ave., the site of the former BP gas station across from the Winter Park Village. Hundreds of Winter Park residents and their pets took part in the street party in the banks parking lot, enjoying entertainment by a balloon artist, DJ and games, and free food and refreshments. TD also gave away a $1,000 shopping spree in the form of a Visa gift card through a drawing, along with four $100 prizes. Winter Park Mayor Kenneth Bradley a ribbon cutting. The banks new locations are all built to target Leadership in Energy and Environmental internationally-recognized mark of excellence by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Winter Park location and incorporates LEED princi pals of sustainable site selection and solar panel installations on the drive thru canopy that will provide approximately 12-15 percent of the stores annual energy needs. Other environmentally friendly design features include materials and lights on sensor switches. TD Bank focuses on deliver ing legendary customer service by providing extended bank ing hours, hassle-free products, treats for kids and biscuits for dogs. Hours for the Winter Park location will be: Lobby: a.m. to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. p.m. Drive through: p.m. TD Bank opens new store at Winter Park Village PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WINTER PARK VILLAGE TD Bank executives and the City of Winter Park celebrate the opening of TD Banks new location. Pictured, from left, TD, the TD Bank mascot; Chris Yancey, Senior Vice President of Retail, TD Bank; Stephen Ting, Retail Market Manager, TD Bank; Kim Mendoza, Assistant Store Manager, TD Bank; Kenneth Bradley, Mayor, City of Winter Park; Steven Fisher, Regional Vice President, TD Bank. nationally sponsored by: locally sponsored by: Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of AHA. The Red Dress Design is a trademark of U.S. DHHS. Heart disease is a silent killer, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. But women cant be silent any longer. Join us at the at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. For more information, visit: OrlandoGoRed.AHAevents.org A special thank you to Winter Park/ Maitland Observer ADVERTORIAL

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Page 12 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Now through May 11 The 12th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow For 18 days, Central Florida gets to celebrate cabaret with some of the worlds great singing artists, including award-winning actor and vocalist Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1, 2 and 3), Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti (May 9 and 10), and a dozen other wonder ful performers. Call 407-297-8788 or visit orlandocabaret.com for a complete list of performances. Now through May 3 Edward Albees Tony Awardwinning The GoatDiDonna Productions, known for tackling controversial theater projects, will present a full staging of Edward Albees black comedy/ tragedy The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Premiered on Broadway in 2002, and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, Goat explores the extremes of human toler ance when a loving marriage is rocked by an impossibleto-understand love. Including questions of and betrayal, this tragic and sometimes hilarious play questions our tions of love and tolerance. With parental guidance highly suggested, Goat will be performed through May 3 at the Shakespeare Center. Reserve tickets at 407-328-9005 or visit redchairproject.com for charge card orders. May 3 and 4 CFCArts presents the romantic composers In a program titled Explor ing the World of Romance, the 75-voice CFCArts Classical Choir will be joined by a chamber orchestra as they sing selections from Mozart, Rossini and Schubert. The audience will also experience works by NeoRomantic composers Randall Thompson and Jean Belmont in a concert to be held May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church at 1600 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets are an affordable $10, with children age 12 and younger admitted free. Visit cfcarts.comMay 3 to June 1 Keepin it Fresh in Sanford Jeanine Taylor, known for bringing attention and respect to folk art, will present a multi-artist show entitled Keepin It Fresh with a free opening reception on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coinciding with the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, Taylor wanted to assemble these artists to demonstrate how well different folk art works together. The four artists are Cecel Allee (Georgia), David Hammock (Alabama), and Phyllis Trager Hyman and Jane Theis (Florida). Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program featuring The Future of Education is Building Now Featuring Learn more about the campaign to renew the half penny sales tax for OCPS school construction and renovation. Explore the future needs of the OCPS building program as well as the progress made over the past decade. Friday, May 9, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Call (407) 644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org for details. LAURA BENANTI SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA MindGym April 28, 2014 ANSWERS: PAGE 40

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 13The Gallery is at 211 E. First St. in Sanford. Call 407-323-2774 or visit jtfolkart.comMay 3 MAYSfest 2014 A large student orchestra More than 250 MAYS students will come together to conclude the fourth season of the MAYS Student Orchestras, which includes eight orchestras and three in-school strings programs. The Jonathan May Foundation was son with a unique structure that ensures the MAYS Orchestras will always be directed by musicians and educators. The concert will be held on May 3 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC in Orlando. Call 1-800-978-0407 or visit MAYSymphony.orgMay 3, 4 and 5 Cinco de Mayo via COCINA 214 When you have a holiday like Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May in Spanish), I strongly support the good folks at my favorite TexMex restaurant Cocina 214 in their decision to turn one day into a three-day festival. Histori cally, May 5 marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but here in Winter Park, it allows Cocina 214 to have ambassadors from Jose Cuervo and Corona serve up drinks. On Sunday, locals can enter their dogs in the annual Running of the Chihuahuas. The party continues on May 5 as the restaurant celebrates with a Patron Ice Luge at 5 p.m. followed by Corona giveaways and Don Julio tequila samples. For details, visit cocina214.comMay 4 The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra in concert The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will conclude its 57th season on May 4 at the Bob Carr PAC with all four of the organi zations award-winning youth orchestras performing. Violist Tyler Pacheco (17), a senior at Lake Highland Prep, is in his fourth year as a member of FSYO, this year holding the principal violist position. Mr. Pacheco will the Walton Viola Concerto. In addition, 40 graduating seniors will be recognized for their dedication to classical music. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. For tickets and details, visit fsyo.orgMay 4 ONE NIGHT the fundraiser saves livesThe moment tragedy strikes, the Orlando Regional Medical Centers Level One Trauma Center stands ready to serve. ONE NIGHT is the annual fundraiser that celebrates the Centers commitment to serving Central Florida when it matters most through a presentation that brings true trauma care stories to life. ONE NIGHT supports this CULTURE | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the second annual Running of the Chihuahuas at Cocina 214 CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 14 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Michael FlurkeyCOMMERCIALrfrntr brrbrbrfRESIDENTIALrrffrfr brrnfrf rrfrf rfrf bbrfrf br www.orlandohomecontractor.com321-388-5680License #CBC1254564 | License #CCC1328753 KEEPIN IT FRESH CHEFS GALA ONE NIGHT 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 Your Dogs Destination for All Things Healthy 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.com RockysRetreat.com A Gym for Dogs! $20 o your next purchase Customized workouts Fitness Classes K9GetFit Boot Camps TM Boarding Dog Daycare Weight loss Aqua therapy Canine massage Reiki Fitness and fun swims Fitness and fun swims rfntbfn Happy Mothers Day! Change HER life today! r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM

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Page 14 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer life-saving resource Central Floridas only Level One Trauma Center. The event includes a champagne reception, a silent auction, dinner, and multimedia program with personal testimonies from trauma survivors. To purchase tickets, visit OneNight SavesLives.comMay 8 Winter Park History Museums opening night Its probably no coincidence that the Winter Park History Museum located so close to the train tracks in Winter Park has announced its next exhibit called Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park. The whole family is invited to the opening on May 8, beginning at 5 p.m. Call 407-647-2330 or visit wphistory.org May 9 and 11 The Orlando Philharmonic presents Verdis La Traviata The Orlando Philharmonic has created a series of brilliantly pro duced operas with the unique idea of placing the orchestra on-stage with the singers performing in front of the orchestra. On May 9 at 8 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m., the Philharmonic will present Giuseppe Verdis most melodious and popular work La Traviata. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Elizabeth Caballero will perform the role of Violetta, and Brian Jadge will perform as her lover Alfredo. Verdis score contains some of the most beautiful music ever written, says Conductor Christopher Wilkins. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.orgMay 10 The Chefs Gala for United Way lies in Central Florida need help with basic necessities, and the most tasteful way to help United Way help all those thousands of Central Floridians is by purchasing a ticket to the annual Chefs Gala the United Ways signature gala. Foodies and philanthropists come together to sample the creations of our regions top chefs and thanks to the gener osity of host Walt Disney World 95 percent of all proceeds go directly to help those in need. From Alberts, great chefs from our greatest restaurants help those in need. Email ChefsGala@hfuw. org or call 407-429-2129 for more information.May 11 A friendly reminderThis year Mothers Day falls on Sunday, May 11. Current Dr. Phillips Center launches annual membership campaignThis week, the new Dr. Phillips Center announced its annual membership campaign. As part of the Centers commitment to engage the community in arts for every life, seven giving levels, with memberships starting at $75 and ranging up to $10,000, to special center events to artist meet and greets. Every member will have the ability to purchase tickets for shows presented by the Center before they are offered to the general public. In addition, inaugural season memberships purchased by Nov. 1 will be extended through Nov. 1, 2015. Membership registration and scenter.org/membershipCULTURE | Just as SunRail rolls into town, so does a new art exhibit celebrating Winter Parks railroad CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 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. LA TRAVIATA CHEFS GALA

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 15Opinions Chris Jepson PerspectivesLouis Roney Play On!Is racism ever coincidental? Make that ironical. Is it coincidence or merely one of those times when coincidence morphs into irony when the U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan States ban on Afexamples of racism roil the nation. I refer to Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundys comments on negroes and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Ster lings observations on who his girlfriend V. Stiviano shouldnt be seen with publicly (hint: they aint Scandinavian). vorite stereotypes, Big, Dumb White Boys (BDWBs). I am particularly impressed when the BDWB TV station of choice, FOX News gets behind a true American BDWB patriot such as Cliven Bundy in his Hundreds of NRA goofs, survivalists and white supremacistsguns ablazin! showed-up to defend Mr. Bundys right to steal from Uncle Sam (ur, excuse me, patriotically graze his cattle free on public lands). FOX News nearly had an orgasm (HEY! If corporations are now people, why not corporate orgasms?) over Bundys heroic struggle to stiff the Ameri can people. Alas, sigh. FOX News nearly broke its corporate legs backtracking away from Mr. Bundy after he was quoted saying, I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro . They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And Ive often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? Thats the problem with BDWBs, theyre unbelievably ignorant. However Mr. Bundy arrived at this momenthis 15 minutes of fame in the national spotlighthe has unequivocally disgraced himself and delightfully discredited (for me) his corporate creator, FOX News. Too funny. Not nearly so funny is Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He owns (for 30 years) a professional sports team in a league comprised of 75 percent black athletes, as is his Clipper basketball team. A particularly painful irony in this inci dent is Mr. Sterling is Jewish (more on that shortly). Sterlings girlfriend V. Stiviano had the temerity to be seen publicly with black people and it enraged him. Mr. Sterling was caught on tape up braiding his girlfriend stating, It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that youre associating with black people. Do you have to? . You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games . Im just saying, in your lousy ******** Instagrams, you dont have to have yourself with, walking with black people. This is a man who makes his living (partly) off the sweat (literally) of excep tional black athletes. To harbor rancor or resentment, to in anyway disassociate yourself from them that got-ya here (the prestige and wealth from being an NBA team owner) is the height of hypocrisy. That you are Jewish, and knowing all that that implies from an historical perspective of discrimination and abuse, truly saddens me. You, Mr. Sterling, must know better than most that ones ethnicity, race or reli If blacks bother you so, Mr. Sterling, why the hell didnt you buy the Anaheim Ducks hockey team? Out of a 30-man roster, 29 are white.Big, Dumb White Boys and other advocates of racism 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 Relativity is everywhere you look. And who needs an Einstein to explain that the fourth dimension time is the glue that holds together the pieces of the world in which we live? In history courses we learn about kings and emperors, wars and battles, invasions, sieges, conquests, voyages, stolen riches, famine, plagues, and mans inhumanity to man. Students are asked to memorize the dates of Alexanders wanderings, Julius Caesars victories, Napoleons return from Elba, and Chamberlains cowardly meeting with Hitler in Munich. But history is also the record of inventecture, sculpture, painting; the composi tions of poetry, drama, prose and music. James Watt invented the steam engine. And Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 3, the Eroica. Which event was more important in history? Whose history? History is relative to different peoples interests, needs and points of view. Transportation has changed. The steam engines time came in 1775, and now is past. But Beethovens monumental Eroica remains with us now and for always. Great works of art create the illusion of timelessness. But even the Eroica is totally dependent on the suns shining as are we all for, unless mankind can someday escape the solar system, the suns eventual explosion into a red giant will annihilate the Earth, and the Eroica with it. Stephen Leacock quipped Einstein made the real trouble when he an nounced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was. Reality is a constantly changing motion picture not a still life. Change is the way of life. And change takes time. The change from young to old takes place too quickly for most of us. While James Watt was fussing around in his workshop perfecting his steam engine, in 1775 Paul Revere was riding through the night from Charlestown and Lexington. That same year George Wash ington was made commander-in-chief of the American forces. Around 2,100 B.C. Abraham left Ur in Chaldea. At the same time, ancient Peruvians were cultivating cotton. Probably in 27 A.D., Jesus Christ was baptized. About that time, the Romans were invading Britain. The Canterbury Tales in England in 1387, Germany was founding Heidelberg and Cologne universities. A 33-year-old painter named Michelangelo Buonarroti was commissioned by the Pope in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The Pope was probably the most important person in Rome in his day. But who would recall which Pope was reining in the Vatican at that time, if Julius II had not been the Pope who or dered Michelangelo to hang upside down in the Sistine Chapel ceiling and paint for four years? What do you think of when you think of the year 1941? If you were in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, and survived, you will think of the Japanese sneak attack: a day that will live in infamy forever! in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt. If you are an avid baseball fan, youll remember New York Yankee Joe DiMaggios hitting safely in 56 consecutive games and the death of another Yankee great, Lou Gehrig, from a disease now named for him. year of the Manhattan Project, which led to the atomic bomb. If you are an engineer, you may remember that the Grand Coulee Dam began operating that year in the state of Washington. remember the publishing of F. Scott Fitzgeralds, The Last Tycoon, A.J. Cronins The Keys of the Kingdom, and J.P. Marquands, H.M. Pulham, Esquire. If theater is your thing, youll think of Noel Cowards Blithe Spirit. If youre a movie buff, youll recall Orson Welles Citizen Kane, and John Fords How Green Was My Valley. But dont forget, 1941 meant Chattanooga Choo-choo, and Deep in the Heart of Texas. As you can see, it was a relatively interesting year. Arent they all?Relative history About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)Letters to the editorSend your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Electric undergrounding is key to Winter Parks future A former Winter Park resident who now lives in Missouri for unknown reasons offered a recent letter in the Winter Park/Maitland Observer propos ing that we back off the current plan to underground all overhead electric lines in Winter Park. I offer an opposing view, and some more focused facts. strategic context. Winter Park is a selfgoverning residential oasis at the very center of the population growth in Central Florida. The Orlando area MSA population (Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties) has grown from 1.3 million in 1990 to 1.6 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010, and is projected to be over 2.5 million by 2020. City leaders are constantly working to preserve our quality of life resource utilization, and competition associated with this population growth. Electric undergrounding throughout Winter Park results in greatly improved reliability for every resident, reduced ongoing electric system capital and maintenance costs, and reduced electric system tree trimming costs, while creating the opportunity to plant and manage a healthy and diverse tree canopy on city streets. Winter Park is putting a street tree management program in place to assure the health and breadth of our tree canopy for the long term. The progress of electric undergrounding directly impacts the investment we make in management of our street trees. Full electric underground ing is projected to save about $500,000 per year in electric tree-trimming costs while trees where power lines and poles once precluded their planting or full maturity. I have recommended that this direct savings in electric tree trimming costs be added to funding for street tree management. Imag ine every street in Winter Park with a full canopy of healthy shade trees unimpeded by the need to trim around electric lines in this combined electric undergrounding and tree management effort as they relate to retaining and enhancing the unique character and quality of life throughout all Winter Park neighborhoods. Consider the competitive advantages for Winter Park real estate. Is the picture coming into focus? I encourage all residents to read the September 2013 Strategic Plan packet (http://bit.ly/RFL22A) for a more complete context. In the absence of electric power cost surprises or natural disasters, the current plan calls for all of the primary and secondary overhead electric lines to be undergrounded by the end of 2023 at an expected 10-year cost (2014-2023) of $30 to $35 million. The current plan invests each years electric company surplus on undergrounding, and that surplus is then available for other uses after 2023. While there will always be political pressures to spend our electric surplus to satisfy narrow constituencies and shortterm ambitions, doing so will prove a tragic strategic mistake for Winter Park. We have been blessed with leaders who now a reality, and we have a responsibil ity to future residents to reinvest those cordingly, I strongly support a disciplined commitment to the full undergrounding of overhead electric lines and to the full implementation of a street tree manage ment program for Winter Park. We will then have someone to thank for a city that is an even better place to live, work and play in a future only 10 years away. Peter J. Weldon Winter Park peter.weldon@gmail.com

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Beautiful kitchen with high-end appliances, wood floors, crown molding and large mas ter suite with walk-in closets. Upstairs offers a spacious game room and den! Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 3751 Percival Road, Orlando FL 32826 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,536 SF | $899,000 Immaculate model home on a beautiful lake front lot with impressive views of Lake Price. Downstairs master retreat with his and hers closets, large walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Spacious kitchen offers built-in appli ances, custom cabinets, large island and bar top seating for six. Additional features include a fireplace in the family room and huge bo nus room with balcony. Enjoy entertaining by the resort style pool with views of the private beach and dock! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1699 Prospect Avenue, Orlando FL 32814 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,062 SF | $371,000 Three-story City Home built in Baldwin Park just one half block from the shops and restaurants of New Broad Street. Built in 2006 and extensively renovated in 2011 this corner townhome is well appointed. The kitchen in cludes an island, added custom cabinetry and THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E MindGym April 28, 2014 a pantry closet organization system. The third floor has a large master suite including a mas ter bathroom with a dual sink vanity, granite counter tops, bath and separate shower. Enjoy the parks, trails, fitness centers, pools and all else that Baldwin Park provides. Hosted by: Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1459 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando FL 32814 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,259 SF | $475,000 Currently the only available Work/Live unit in Baldwin Park! Fantastic opportunity to own this all-in-one office, townhome and guest apartment. Ground floor office has great street presence and comes complete with reception area, half bath and three private offices. The townhome offers three bedrooms and two and one half baths. Above the attached twocar garage is a charming guest suite with full kitchen, living room and sizeable one bedroom with large walk-in closet. The possibilities are endless with this property! Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 4744 Hall Road, Orlando FL 32817 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,884 SF | $549,900 Beautiful and meticulously maintained four bedroom home is situated on a 1.6 acre lot on Lake Nan. The eat in Kitchen overlooks the family room with wood burning fireplace. Private backyard features a solar heated pool and perfectly maintained landscaping. Master suite with walk in closet in split from the other bedrooms. Fabulous Florida room with built-in spa and deck with jet ski ramp. A rated Winter Park schools! Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1853 Barker Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,652 SF | $245,000 Charming home quietly nestled between two lakes in beautiful Winter Park! Spacious open floor plan offers a large great room and ad ditional family room, and office. The eat-in kitchen features new stainless steel appli ances, skylights and pantry. Enjoy entertaining on the back patio overlooking the large fenced backyard! Hosted by: Amanda Geller with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1661 Woodland Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,951 SF | $715,000 Fantastic Winter Park home with stunning two-story sunroom! This great home features formal living and dining rooms, open kitchen with granite counters and backsplash and breakfast bar overlooking the family room. Amazing master suite features separate sit ting area with double-sided fireplace and French doors leading to the private balcony with built in seating. Fenced backyard offers pavered patio and room for a pool! Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 712 London Road, Winter Park FL 32792 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,748 SF | $275,000 Fabulous Winter Park Pines pool home! En joy entertaining in the lushly landscaped, screened lanai and pool area complete with separate BBQ grilling space and koi pond. Bright and sunny floor plan offers an open kitchen and spacious eating area adjacent to the family room. The Living room has a Mur phy bed tucked behind shelves that allows for a convenient guest suite complete with cozy fireplace. Located on a quiet street close to golf course, Cady Way Trail and park, shop ping, schools, and Full Sail University. Hosted by: Mary Ann Steltenkamp with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1544 Holts Grove Circle, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4,600 SF | $1,485,000 Gorgeous home in prestigious Windsong! Over 4,600 square feet with four bedrooms, theater room, and additional bonus room. Down stairs master suite and guest suite, two ad ditional bedrooms upstairs. Three-car garage, screened pool and summer kitchen. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 2728 Eastern Parkway, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,483 SF | $675,000 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Kitchen features Silestone counters, island, stainless steel appliances and large breakfast bar. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the courtyard with pool and heated spa. Spa cious family room with soaring ceilings and slate stone wall. Grand master suite with sitting area, bamboo flooring, a library (or large formal dining room) and oversized two car garage complete this beautiful home. Hosted by: Marty Katz with Kelly Price & Com pany from 2-4pm 1110 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 5 BA | 3,983 SF | $1,160,000 Stunning Mediterranean home in the heart of Winter Park! Formal living and dining rooms, fireplace and wood floors. Spacious family room with French doors that offer spectacular access and views of the sparkling pool and vaulted ceilings. Gourmet kitchen offering custom cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast nook. Private master retreat offering an amazing walk through closet, coffee bar and large screened balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard. Additional features include a cozy office/den with built-in desk and bookshelves, summer kitchen and tropical court yard surrounded by lush landscaping. Hosted by: Pamela Seibert with Kelly Price & Company from 1-5 PM 653 E. Marks Street, Orlando FL 32803 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,757 SF | $799,900 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Originally built in 1930, this home has been thoughtfully renovated and expanded for modern living. Features include hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite with sitting area, and guest house with own kitchen and full bath. Truly spectacular outdoor living space with built-in Alfresco grill and gas fireplace. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1131 Audubon Way, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,420 SF | $599,000 Custom lakefront home on Lake Sybelia! Lo cated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Maitland Cove. Completely renovated in 2007! Architectural millwork in every room, crown molding, solid oak flooring, plantation shutters, fireplace & more! The spacious and open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Outside offers over 800 SF of paved porches with outdoor speak ers. Enjoy boating, skiing and fishing from your backyard! Hosted by: Sherri Dyer with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1555 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,139 SF | $485,000 Completely renovated home just minutes from Park Avenue! Open concept living spac es, hardwood and tile flooring throughout. Brand new kitchen offering stainless steel appliances, granite counters, oversized island and beautiful wood cabinets. Master suite of fers a spacious walk-in closet and gorgeous master bath. Hosted by: Lauren Fritch with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1624 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park FL 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 2,000 SF | $615,000 Windsong Jewel! Move right in to this im maculate pool home. With gorgeous granite counters and backsplash, new stainless ap pliances, and new A/C! Great location and Fantastic Schools! 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Great location just blocks from Park Avenue. $450,000 CardinalCreekFront GORGEOUS POOL HOME ON CONSERVATION 1172 Cardinal Creek Place, Oviedo. 4BD/2BA, 2,341SF. This home is in the ultimate loca tion while keeping private. New interior paint throughout. Newer refrigerator, disposal, washer, dryer hot water heater and high end water softener. New and stunning pool with upgraded salt filtration system and halogen lighting with dimmer. Extended pool deck with lush landscaping. $299,900 NEW PRICE! WhitehallFront WINTER PARK 32789! 1849 Whitehall Drive, Winter Park, 32789 3BD/2BA, 1,655SF. Beautifully maintained pool home in highly desirable Kenilworth Shores. Great use of space. With nice size Living room, Dining room and Family room. Inside laundry room with lots of storage, could be an office. Entertain in the large fenced in backyard with screenedin-porch and over sized pool. Great Winter Park Schools. Close to shopping, restaurants and Hospital. $359,900 NEW PRICE HoltExterior HEART OF OLDE WINTER PARK 479 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 32789 3BD/2BA 1,648S Quaint brick street, white picket fence & cozy front porch welcome you this Charming Bungalow. Beautiful hardwood floors, plaster walls throughout and living room fireplace. Master suite complete with pedestal sink & clawfoot tub. Mud Porch in cludes inside laundry room & plenty of stor age. Walk to Park Avenue, Farmers Market & Rollins College!! $$469,000 Meeting2007 BALDWIN PARK TOWNHOME 2007 Meeting Place, Orlando, 32814 4BD/3.5BA 2,265SF. A location like no other! This traditional end unit townhome built by Mattamy, overlooks Corrine Commons Park and the Grace Hopper pool and fitness center. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The living room is larger than most floor plans and overlooks the park. Open kitchen with plenty of cabinets has a large island, breakfast bar and Silestone countertops. 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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MAY 2014 Shes been painting for hours, her dining table piled with paints, brushes and can vases, tweaking bird beaks and manage to get everything just painting takes a tumbling husband laughs and comments that her birds have found their Joan Laurenzo has devel oped a bit of an artists tem perament at 77. And shes not the only one. Palm Valley, an age restricted community in Oviedo, is home to a surpris ing amount of talented senior artists. They shared their paint ing skills April 5 at the 13th annual Palm Valley Art Show and Festival, an event open to the public each spring, where residents display and sell their work. For some of them, this is the only opportunity they have, and they are very proud of their work and really want to show everyone else the beauty they see in life around them, said Gladys Caughel, the organizer of the event and a painter herself. The event is packed with artwork made by members of the communitys art club. There are gilded sculptures, painted jazz band silhouettes that dance off the canvas, and Frank Scutt, 71, shows off photographs he took of a sparkling waterfall, and a man he spotted at the University of Central Florida balancing three basketballs on top of each other with a concentrated stare. You want to see a sparkle in the eyes, Scutt says of his portrait work. Some residents have just discovered their artistic tal ents, while others have spent their lives expressing them selves through art. Lin Reilly, 73, talks about her days as the director of the Melbourne Art Center and her paintings that hang all over the world. Art is her life, she said, and some thing she couldnt help doing. Now, tapping into the creative side of her brain takes away pain, and teaching the resi her need to be a part of an artistic community. I didnt do it because I wanted to, I did it because I had to, she said. It was a compulsion, a reason for be ing. Laurenzo, who never imag ined herself as an artist and only began painting last year, paints vibrantly colored birds and violet skies with hazy suns setting into the lake she used to gaze out into when it was her backyard. Many days she spends up to seven hours painting, leaving her husband asking when his dinner table Artists prove creativity doesnt ail with old age PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOREmerging artist Victor Pagan poses with his rst foray into painting on canvas, a portrait of ballerinas mid-dance.Seniors discover the time and talent for art Please see ARTISTS on page 2BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. T HE R IGHT DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNITY [ for the whole family ]88141 PR AD WPO 5/2014 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 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.

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Page 2 will have food on it instead of paints, she laughed. To me its just very calm ing, and Im not thinking about all of the other problems that you have in life, she said. Im just being taken to this other world of wherever Im painting at that time. Their age makes them bet ter artists their minds hold their histories, and their hands have now learned to share that, said artist Victor Pagan. [You have] experience of life, and to think that all you have seen your whole life, all of a sudden you see it on canvas, and it makes you think back on your youth, think back on hap pier times, he said. We have the time now and we have the drive to do something with our life that will speak to the community, Caughel said, And we want to share. Central Florida SeniorMAY 2014PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 ARTISTS | Vast life experiences help make them better artists CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ful. Those are words that can apply to downsizing when the time comes for a senior to move to a smaller living space. At the same time, it can be exhilarating. There are numerous web sites about senior downsizing, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Get started early. Beginning months in advance to make the move a gradual process will keep stress to a minimum. Write it down If you plan to give certain treasures to oth ers, make notes about who gets what, or give them the items now. If youre going to hire others to help with the eventual packing and moving, make your intentions clear, espe cially if your things are going in a number of directions. Label everything so there is no confusion about whether things get packed or if theyre going to be picked up. Declutter If you had chil dren who moved out without taking all their gear, it all needs to go, either to the child, a charity or the trash. Your own belongings need to be sorted (heirlooms, expensive jew elry), donations (items in good condition such as clothing and furniture), give to relatives (keepsakes and heirlooms) and throw away (things with no real value that you dont use). Label your piles and boxes so there are no mistakes with valuable items being thrown away by accident. When you absolutely cant decide: Put those belongings in one special box and hold on to them. You can decide later, once the hub bub of the move is over. with helpful information on downsizing: The National Association of Senior Move Managers at nasmm.org/index.cfm. Car ing.com has a number of tips for clearing out. Or Google senior downsizing. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.comDownsizing? Get started early PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORPam Burtt nds inspiration in orals, creating canvas paintings of all kinds from poppies to tulips. 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. Sunday at 11am at

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Page 3 Maitland Senior Center pro gramsThe Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more informa tion about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com. The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. Join Audrey every Tuesday in May at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners are always welcome! The cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in May at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check the calendar online to see what movies are showing in May. Please call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in May at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. The cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in May at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. The cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in May at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. The cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in May at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. The cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in May at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. The cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in May for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. The lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counsel ors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long-term care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserved. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more information about Elder Affairs programs contact SHINE Program Department of El der Affairs at 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270, Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000 or call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). Or email information@elderaffairs.org or visit FLORIDASHINE.org Call toll free today to schedule an appointment for a FREE Hearing Screening and receive your FREE $100 Dining Card if you have hearing loss. Professional, licensed providers ensure you have the www.hearusa.com*Oers cannot be combined. Excludes previous purchases. 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY In addition to the oers on the right, you also receive The Highest Quality Most Comprehensive Care in the Hearing Industry. Receive a FREE 40 TVwith purchase of a pair of Siemens Pure 7mi Hearing AidsOers cannot be combined and expires 5/23/14. Excludes previous purchases. FREE $100 Dining Cardwith a FREE Hearing Screening!Good at over 20,000 restaurants nationwide and 4 online partners. No purchase required. Must have hearing loss. Oers cannot be combined and expires 5/23/14. $100 Call Toll Free: 855.802.5532(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) 140501 HearUSA May Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 5-1_02.indd 1 4/10/14 6:11 PM Senior Calendar Please see CALENDAR on page 7 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.

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Page 6 Life is easier with Home Care Services We have the Skill to Heal. The Spirit to Care. Transitional Care Program Philips Personal Medication Dispenser Philips Lifeline Call today to schedule Private Duty Services (407) 691-8206 P h i l i p s P e r s o n a l M e d i c a t i o n D i s p e n s e r The Personal Medication Dispenser assists with medication management Medications are reviewed and pre-filled by a registered nurse, preventing overor undermedication that could lead to a costly re-hospitalization. If youre enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system, you no longer have to report your income. The VA will get that information themselves from the IRS and Social Security. Starting March 2014, youll only have to give your income information if youre applying your renewal form for change of address, next of kin, phone number and so on, using VA Form 1010EZR, which is available online or at your lo cal medical center. Per the news release, the VA will continue to provide nocost care to indigent veterans, veterans with catastrophic medical conditions, veterans with a disability rating of 50 percent or higher, or for condi service-connected. The income limits for copays and prescriptions are all over the map, literally. Income threshold limits for a veteran and family of four can range from $46,440 in Washington County, Maine, to $101,200 in San Francisco, and from $30,200 in McDowell County, W.Va., to $64,000 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and all points (and amounts) in between. If your income is over the limit, you still might get help. income. If that doesnt happen, or if your income has gone up, you might be required to pay co-pays for the year theyre reviewing. (Unfortunately you might end up owing money back for previous year copays, as the income informa tion doesnt get to them until July of the following year.) To get more information, go online to www.va.gov/ toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387). Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.comKeep your care without reporting income

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Page 7 Casselberry adult tness classesBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior cit izens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednes days. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more in formation, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/registerWinter Springs Senior CenterLearn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Cen ter at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-3276556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bingo at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? Need a little me time? Be ginning on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., we will start a Guided Meditation class. This will be a 30-minute class. We are ex cited about this class and want to thank Robin Ward for taking the time to offer it. Hope to see you all then!CALENDAR | Need to relieve some stress? Winter Springs is now offering a class in guided meditation CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted

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WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! AMBASSADORS OF GOING GREEN LIFESTYLES, 6 Knights stay on top Hot bats earn a Top-25 ranking. ATHLETICS, 7 Art that doesnt age Seniors keep creative spark alive. SENIOR, B1 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 CULTURE ..................... 12 OPINIONS .................... 15 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 40 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. Megan Barkdull used to spend days in parking lots in Or landos Little Vietnam, looking for artistic inspiration from the back of old buildings. Now shes thinking of being a surgeon. Her 5.25 grade point average prob ably wont hurt her chances. The fact that she helped teach kids in Eatonville to swim wont hurt either. It certainly taught her a little about herself. Im a lot better at handling chaos than I thought I was, she said. Her friends jokingly (or not) voted her most likely to take over the world. Megan is one of 11 super stu dents exiting Winter Park High School as valedictorian this year. Most schools have at least one of them the top-ranked student in the school but not the Wild cats. Based on academic ability (more than two dozen exceeded a 5.0 GPA in the school) combined with extra-curriculars and com munity service, these stellar stu dents get the big V next to their names, and casually mention as pirations of neurosurgery careers to come. Nhan Nicky Trieu falls into that category. The spritely but demurring National Honor Soci ety president will end up at the University of Florida in the fall, studying bioscience with hopes of becoming a globetrotting mis sionary doctor. She helped organize a tutor ing program at school, and also learned who she wanted to be. There was a point where I re alized how much I changed, she said of her last four years. A few years from now she might be in Los Angeles, then maybe volun teering in Cambodia or Africa. In the meantime, shell always have her violin. Tanuj Badwal can rock out on a guitar or surprise you with his singing voice, but he really wants to work with nanotechnol ogy. His favorite memory from school? A very well engineered tery projectiles at his teacher. He doesnt even know what go into. He just wants to be en gineering tiny things. He says he stopped playing with Legos a long time ago, but never stopped liking the idea of building some thing, especially if its unlike any thing anyone has ever seen. He wishes more kids were in volved in math and science. If he had a backup plan, itd be teach ing kids how the cold mechanical stuff can be fun. Thinking of the moments that made him really love science, he said that helped him realize what he should be doing in life. Itd be really cool to get them to do that too, he said. With a stratospheric 5.36 GPA, Deborah Leedy didnt need much help getting into college, but shes still wondering what PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Megan Barkdull is one of 11 top students chosen to be valedictorian at Winter Park High School. A multitude of achievements, and stellar grades, gave them the honor. Graduating with honors Most high schools have a valedictorian each year. For 2014, Winter Park has 11. ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Please see VALEDICTORIANS on page 2 Maitland City Council mem bers are lighting up a debate over whether medical marijuana dis pensaries will be allowed in the city, should the statewide referen dum legalizing the practice pass in November. Despite demonstrated medical or called the potential legal medi cal dispensaries head shops and another peppered talks with just say no. A draft ordinance composed by City Attorney Cliff Shepard with the assistance of Community Development Director Dick Wells presented to the Council on April 28 allows medical marijuana dis pensaries to set up shop in the city limits, but only in one very spe so small, theres only one building in the city categorized under it. One that happens to be across the street from the Maitland Police Station. This is an effective way of doing it without saying its pro hibited, because its not, Shepard said. By drafting the ordinance now, he said, Maitland can try to protect itself and preempt state regulations on medical marijuana dispensary locations by already having zoning rules in place if the referendum passes. But, Wells said, as the ordi nance currently stands, itd be nearly impossible for a dispen sary to actually attain other city permitting to sell from the one properly zoned building. Councilwoman Bev Reponen said she supports the tight regula tion to start, knowing that if and when the referendum passes that the city can always loosen the law if needed, which she said is always easier than trying to add additional restrictions after its al ready hit the market. At least it stops the immediacy of the prob lem, she said. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker readily agreed. If we start very strict, you can always change, Schieferdecker said. If theres people who re City looks to weed out medical marijuana SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see MARIJUANA on page 4 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Protocols Sinclair Method For Alcohol Extinction Subutex/Suboxone For Opioid Abuse Privacy and Confidentiality AssuredCentral Floridas Largest Private Outpatient Treatment Facility2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 www.wpmobserver.com/enews NICKY TRIEU TANUJ BADWAL DEBORAH LEEDY

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Page 2 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, May 1, 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 EDITORS Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Tim Freed 407.563.7054 TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ARTS EDITOR Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@cfl.rr.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 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER Patti Green VICE PRESIDENT 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 VALEDICTORIANS | Graduating seniors set their sights on changing the world shes going to be later. It could be a French teacher or an artist. When she wasnt dancing ballet she helped kids learn to swim. In the big pool of life, shes ready for anything. I like to try everything, she said. I want to do everything. The pool was never far from Allison Lindsey who hopes to keep swimming when she lands in the purposefully out of the way Pfeiffer University in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I like being in the water, Al lison said. It gives me time to think, or not think. Maybe shell take one last ride down a mountain in her soapbox derby racer. The throwback sport that her dad introduced her to still holds a place in the family garage. Always a competitor and the challenge thats ahead on the way to being a CSI-style forensics researcher. Im going to have to climb the ladder, she said. And Im com Talk to Bobby Frantz and you might think he was already at the top of that ladder. The casu knows what hes going to be when hes done with college: an orthopedic surgeon. As president of the Science Honor Society, a lifeguard at the YMCA and a volunteer at First United Methodist Church, hes kept his schedule full. The wouldbe doctor is heading to the Uni versity of Georgia to learn how to put people back together again. His inspiration: his own injuries. When youre in the doctors things, he said. Hell never forget when he went on a volunteer trip to Costa Rica and his whole world was put of a muddy hut that housed a family of a dozen people. It made me realize how lucky I am, he said. They dont have about cars and whatnot. He helped give the family a solid foundation before he came home. Jack Reckmeyers new home will be under the California sun for the next four to eight years. Hes heading to the University of Southern California. I have wanted to be a physi cian ever since I can remember, Jack said. His specialty? Ortho pedic surgeon. Like Bobby, his passion comes from experience. A tennis injury that sidelined a ca reer made him want to learn how to rebuild lives. That doesnt mean he didnt stop chasing his dreams on the court. Battling back from a dev astating knee injury, he helped the Winter Park boys tennis team make school history this month. In doubles, he won every match at the state tournament. I got a little taste of what I used to have, he said. Patrick Burns has his eyes on a very exclusive club a few years in the future; not that being an Eagle Scout doesnt already put him in lofty company. He wants to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. The soft-spoken soon-to-be University of Florida industrial engineering student can carry a tune, and also loves debating. His hypothetical claim-to-fame in the class of ? Most likely to win an argument. I like debating, he said. Its a good skill to have. It can get peo ple upset, but can help you agree on things. Katie Sproles knows how to give a speech or two. She was class treasurer for three straight years, campaigning her way into the student body president slot for her senior year. Maybe she was born to do it. kids really impacted me a lot, she said. I really like being a leader in my family. ing an engineer in a largely malethose skills to engineer a way to help the underprivileged. Shell cialize in after she starts at the University of Florida in the fall. I dont know where I want to be yet, she said. Id really like to work for Google. I like doing the impossible. Danielle Flanagan wants to be secretary general of the United Nations. That would be ideal, she said. After years on the Model Unit ed Nations, Student Government, UNICEF Club, Beta Club and soc cer and tennis teams, shes set to take on the world. Shell start at the University of Florida, though Harvard and Georgetown are still on her radar. On her way through college she hopes that she can change the world. She already started at Winter Park with her Beta Club formed an otherwise empty grass and bark courtyard into a sanctu ary for students to hang out in a natural setting tucked away in an alcove on campus. I actually put my print on Winter Park High School, she said. Thats cool. Teddy Jungreis was taking a walk through Stanford in the San Francisco Bay area when the Ob server stopped by Winter Park High School. Hes going to double major in economics, and manage ment science and engineering. Hes been a class president, varsity lacrosse player and pianist for the last 12 years. His dream job? Remarkably clear. I want to become a serial en trepreneur who revolutionizes the world and disrupts multiple industries, he wrote. Whether that includes having a secret lair is anyones guess. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE 1984 W. New Hampshire St., Orlando, Florida 32804Drop In or registration less than 48 hours in advance: $50 / day. Extended Care is $5 / day or $15 / week.Bring your own lunch and snacksCampers will participate in Gymanastics, Obstacle Courses, Rock Wall, Arts and Crafts, Games, and Batting Cages. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 3 April 28 City Commission meeting highlights If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held April 28 in City Hall Commission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting: Mayors Report Presentations were given by: ing his Eagle Scout Project recognizing Core Value Coin re cipients for the second quarter water utility director, regarding the Outstanding Class C Water Treatment Plant for the Magnolia Water Treatment Plant award Scott Randolph Consent Agenda were approved. with Valencia College and other ing were approved. Public Hearings ordinances related to the request of Benjamin Partners, LTD and the Sydgan Corporation representing Bubbalous Inc. on the properties at 970/1000/1008 and 1306 Loren Ave., 1141 Benjamin Ave., and 1313 Lewis Drive in conjunction with the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment were approved. nance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment and Home Acres Subdivision area was not approved. Park: nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to Planned Developments was not approved. nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to the maximum building height within the Central Business Dis trict Future Land Use designation was approved. nance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Article I Comprehensive Plan related to repealing the requirement for a su permajority vote of the City Com mission to approve certain condi tional uses was approved. nance governing garbage collec tion service in the Center Street business corridor was approved. A full copy of the April 28 City Commission minutes will be avail able at cityofwinterpark.org the week of May 12, pending approval by the City Commission. Remem ber, if you are unable to attend the 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. Earth Day in the Park and Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Join the city at Earth Day in the Park and the Arbor Day Tree Give away on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park. The citys celebration will showcase how the city and Keep Winter Park Beautiful (KWPB) are working to make Winter Park more sustain able. Attendees will learn how the city works toward a Sustainability Action Plan and how to provide their input into the community plan. Earth Day in the Park will also provide educational work shops and tours of the new train station. In addition, Winter Park Green School Grant winners will be awarded at 10:30 a.m. from the main stage. The citys Urban Forestry Divi sion will present a large live oak ceremonial planting and will be on site to answer questions and give away an assortment of container ized trees for city residents. Ride your bike to the event and park it cycle Advisory Boards free Winter Avenue behind the main stage in Central Park. For more informa tion, please call 407-599-3364. Get rid of your bulky items Dont forget we have our an nual Spring Cleanup that provides an extra bonus pickup day to dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky item the week of May 5 (north of Fair banks/Aloma) and May 12 (south of Fairbanks/Aloma) depending on the location of your home. For more information regarding Win ter Parks annual Spring Cleanup, please visit cityofwinterpark.org, contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 407-599-3220, or Waste Pro at 407-774-0800. Winter Parks Farmers Market is turning 35! The city of Winter Park is proud to announce the Winter Park Farmers Market 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The Farmers Market is located at 200 W. New England Ave. Festivities will in clude door prizes, live music, ven dor discounts, free market bags, and kid-friendly activities such as face painting, a bounce house and more. A doggie fashion show will be held on the markets main stage at 9 a.m. for dogs dressed in their favorite baked good, produce or farmers market attire. Fashion show participants can register at 8:30 a.m. Winter Park Farmers Market began when former City Commis sioner Jerry Donnelly suggested that the city initiate a Saturday morning market at the train de pot. On May 19, 1979, the Farmers Market opened with approximate later, the market hosts more than 80 vendors with approximately 5,000 visitors shopping for diverse kitchen and garden items, from bay leaves and bratwurst to bagels For more information regard ing the Winter Park Farmers Mar ket 35th Anniversary Celebration, please call 407-599-3275. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. 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Page 4 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar MAY 1 The SunRail commuter rail system of cially opens for business (and free rides) on May 1. Free rides will be available through May 16 to acquaint passengers with the service. Visit Sunrail.com for tickets and more information on train schedules. The city of Winter Park and the Multifaith Education Project will host t he 11th annu al Trees for Peace Interfaith Tree Plant ing Project on Thursday, May 1, in Central Park West Meadow, located at 150 N. New York Ave. in downtown Winter Park. City ofcials will begin the ceremony at 8:45 a.m. with the program being led by Louise Franklin Sheehy, director of the Multifaith Education Project. Originally scheduled for April 8, the event was rescheduled due to weather. More than 100 Christian, Jewish and Muslim students and faculty, from The Geneva Christian School, the Jewish Acad emy and the Leaders Preparatory School, will join to plant trees for peace. MAY 2 Date Night at Leu Gardens returns with the classic lm A Streetcar Named De sire at 8:30 p.m. May 2. Bring a blanket or some chairs and a picnic basket, and see the gardens and a movie for only $6 per adult. Its free for Leu Gardens members. Visit leugardens.org for more information. A healthy living lecture on preventing osteoporosis is at noon on May 2 at the Crosby YMCA, 2005 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. Learn how to prevent or even reverse osteoporosis. MAY 3 Derby on Park will celebrate and watch the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby live at the Winter Park Country Club. Its a classy but laid back celebration of the worlds most popular horse race, with a costume contest included. Bring your best retro Derby-chic duds to compete and have fun with your fellow racing enthusi asts. Its a throwback with a festive air, complete with drinks. The party is from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Visit winter parkannual.com The Circles group is having an interactive seminar at the Winter Park Library on May 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m. Collaborative work shops for coping with challenges, over coming obstacles in a balanced way, and tasting rsthand ideal states of happiness and well-being will be able to help you live a less stressful life. MAY 3-5 Cocina 214 is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a weekend-long esta that includes a two-day block party (May 3 and 4), the second annual Running of the Chihua huas and a Patron ice luge event. Starting at noon Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, a local DJ will be spinning Latin and Top-40 hits, while ambassadors from participat ing partners, Jose Cuervo and Corona, serve up drinks. On Sunday, May 4, locals can enter their dogs into the second an nual Running of the Chihuahuas ($10 in advance or $15 at the door), with all pro ceeds beneting Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. The party will continue on Cinco de Mayo (Monday, May 5) as the restaurant celebrates its three-year anniversary with a Patron Ice Luge starting at 5 p.m. followed by Corona giveaways and Don Julio tequila samples. Visit cocina214.com for more information. MAY 4 Please join Winter Park Chamber of Com merce President/CEO Patrick Chapin and Chamber member Kona Ice of Winter Park for sweets and treats at Greys Fifth Annual Purple Lemonade Stand. The fundraiser benets those diagnosed with Sanlippo Syndrome, a terminal genetic disease Patricks niece was diagnosed with in 2008. Since then, the Chapin fami ly and many others are determined to help advance research for a treatment and ulti mately a cure. Its from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 4 at 1600 W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. Visit theblairbanner.com for more information. MAY 5 Winter Park Executive Women will feature a lunch with Deb Cheslow, achievement expert, corporate trainer and best-selling author. This inspiring luncheon will help you achieve your goals. Its from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. G R A D U A T I O N L U N C H E O N Supporting Sponsors: Chip Alford Winter Park Tech Amy Alvarado Plank May lower Retirement Community Jeff Broomell Florida Bank of Commerce Nancy Castino Rollins College Morgan Claytor Hatchet Design, LLC Sarah Connor City of Winter Park Susie Dolan Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. James Flynn Business Archives Edward Fore The Law Of ices of Jeffery D. Ostile Dexter Grafton Grafton Wealth Management Mary Greer Isabel Rivera Hagan Valencia College Michael Hawkins Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School Ross Johnston Orange County Environmental Todd Kozak Bright House Networks Mark Lang Mark Lang & Associates David Larue ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Nancy Ludin The Jewish Pavilion Jayne Lychako Winter Park Tech Lambrine Macejewski Cocina 214 Patrick McGaha, Jr. Anytime Fitness Winter Park Alexandra Mercier Senior Resource Alliance Megan Meredith RE/MAX 200 Realty Garrett Miller BB&T David Mullholand, ENCO Utility Services Allan Munson Gary Munson Heating & A/C Dawn Nagy Rollins College Theresa Nowotny Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Sharon Nicole Pennant The Assistance Fund Jason Rimes Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Ashley Ringler Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Carol Rosenfelt Winter Park Historical Association Kim Sachse Massey Communications Tracy Sanchez Florida Community Bank Shawn Shaffer Winter Park Public Library Susan Skol ield Winter Park Historical Association Beth Smith Orlando Health Matthew Vegter CenterState Bank Jason Venning Center for Independent Living John Webb Strombeck Consulting CPAs Meghan Weyant Rollins College Kayli Wicker Florida Blue Brad Wilhite CNL Bank Lisa Willis CenturyLink Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Graduation of LWP Class XXIV The Honorable Belvin Perry, Jr., Chief Judge Floridas Ninth Judicial CircuitPosthumous Presentation of Leadership Winter Park 2014 Community Leader Award Mary Rumberger, LWP Class X LWP Alumni Council Member 2005 2009 Presenting Sponsor: Community Bulletin Help Winter Park win again! Last year the city of Winter Park won three awards in the nation-wide America In Bloom program (www.americainbloom. org) including Tops in our Population Cat egory, Best Arbor Day Celebration and Best Waterways Management. Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable has entered the city in the contest again this year and judging will take place May 5 and 6 in the following categories (2013 scores noted): 1) Floral displays, 61 percent 2) Landscaped areas, 70 percent 3) Urban forestry, 82 percent 4) Environmental efforts, 83 percent 5) Heritage preservation, 73 percent 6) Overall impression, 87 percent Last year the judges saw many businesses citywide including those on Park Avenue. Their evaluation comments and sugges tions included these items that, if imple mented, would improve the aesthetics and help us achieve a better score this year. some shops in prominent areas need to use real plant material in their window boxes. and the residents should be encouraged to add more color to their surroundings. fronts are in need of cleaning and a bit of fresh paint. Please take a moment to review the plant ers and window boxes in front of your store and help brighten up the Avenue for spring (and the judging). MARIJUANA | Former mayors urge the city to just say no ally need this, then we can relook at it. Shepard told Council members that its up to them how freely they want the prescription drugs to be available within city limits if legal ized. Its a faucet and you guys have got your hands on the knob, he said. Councilman Ivan Valdes said he was in favor of shutting it off altogether instead of ceremonially passing an ordinance that implies sales will be allowed, while simul taneously making setting up shops nearly impossible. If the law were to pass I would have no problem with them having somewhere in Maitland to get the drug, Valdes said. But, he said, If were going to effectively say you cant have it in Maitland, then lets just say you cant have it in Maitland. Former Maitland mayors Sas cha Rizzo and Doug Kinson took turns during the public period of discussion to tell the city to just say no. Understand if you allow head shops to come to the city of Mai tland this will degrade the en tire community of Maitland. It will damage the entire city. You cannot allow this to happen, Rizzo said. Just say no we dont want dope in our city. Council members requested ad ditional information from city staff regarding how cities in other states with legalized medical marijuana have handled regulations, and scheduled to spark discussions back up at their June 9 meeting. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 5 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR SunRail grand opening on April 11 On April 11, the city of Mai tland hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Maitlands SunRail station, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. The program included prepared remarks from U.S. Congressman John L. Mica and Florida Depart ment of Transportation Director of Transportation Development Frank ODea. We thank Congress man Mica and Mr. ODea for join ing us on this special day. Following the program, at tendees toured the SunRail train, station and ticket kiosks. Each train is equipped with wireless Internet connectivity, luggage and bicycle storage, and restroom facilities. The Maitland SunRail station features four ticket kiosks, six ticket validators, and 125 onsite parking spaces. Following the tour, attendees received red-vel vet whoopie pies from All Things Sweet. SunRail opens its doors to the public on Thursday, May 1, and will provide free weekday rides for passengers from May 1 through May 16. SunRail only will operate during the week days. For information related to SunRail, please visit sunrail.com Thank you, Maitland, for your participation in a successful event. Movie in the Park on Saturday Join us for a Movie in the Park on Saturday at 8 p.m. at Quinn Strong Park. This months feature will be the sing-along version of Frozen. Get there early to save your spot. Maitland Fire Rescue Department practices RIT training Members of the Fire Depart ever in a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) competition held at Fire Rescue East earlier this year. The ers crawling through a grueling maze on-air with masks blacked out and in full bunker gear. The special RIT maze weeks before to prepare for the competition. The team spent many hours training on how to circumvent obstacles of a hazardous environment. Participating in the competi tion was a great training oppor tunity for all who competed and helped to expand an awareness of the importance of RIT training. The RIT prop will now be incor porated into department-wide training, so that all members can practice the challenges of a RIT scenario. Let it go and sing along 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. Maitland Coin & Currency Showat theMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.comorlandocoinexchange@gmail.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, May 4th9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 4 SUN PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND Maitland reghters participated in Rapid Intervention Team training earlier this year.

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Page 6 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Park Maitland School celebrat ed Earth Day in style with the return of Mindy Kobrin and her Dont Worry, Eat Happy program. An alumna of Park Maitland herself, Kobrin was delighted to share with the students how easy it is to enjoy healthy, happy family dinners much like those she expe rienced as a child. At an assembly of more than 600 students, Kobrin shared her tips such as eat the rainbow, choosing produce from every col or of the rainbow for complete nu trition and to eat whats in season, because fresh tastes best. Kobrin, a lifestyle and enter taining expert currently based in New York City, grew up here in Central Florida, as she claims, With a Mickey Mouse cookbook in one hand, and her mothers heels in the other. From an early age, she enjoyed entertaining and sharing healthy meals, and now brings her love of good food and family to the stu dents at Park Maitland. To see the kids so appreciative and excited makes it all worth it, Kobrin said. Following the assembly, Kobrin treated two second-grade classes to a healthy food party with such menu items as a kale and pineap ple super food smoothie, Mediter ranean avocado salad bowl, and three-peas-in-a-pod salad. The party was a reward for students who designed the best Earth Day art. The art was so great this year we had a hard time choosing, so we went with the top three and invited their classes to join us, Kobrin said. While it may not have gar nered the type of excitement an ice cream party would, the kids seemed genuinely excited to be there. Kobrin chatted amiably with students while preparing the food right before their eyes. My parents inspired me to eat healthy, she told them. Why dont you be the ones who inspire your parents? Ten, nine, eight, seven counting down the smoothie blender got everyone excited, and by a show of hands more than half the class said they would ask their parents to make the kale-pineap at home. Its about helping kids real ize fresh food, even produce, does taste good and that making it to gether can be fun, Kobrin said. Park Maitlands Green Ambas sadors Club was on hand to help out during the party. This year the club sold T-shirts for Earth Day, raising more than $800 that will be donated to the Florida Defenders of Wildlife campaign to save endangered Florida panthers. I am always wondering how I can make a change, said fourth grade Green Ambassador Julia H. Even before it was served, the avocado salad was drawing eager looks from students. I cant wait til we have the salad, second-grader Molly G. PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Kids learned to love colorful food at a special event by author and healthy chef Mindy Kobrin. Celebrate the Earth, taste the rainbow ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see EARTH on next page

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 7 said. Judging by the silence in the room after it was served, the sal ad, eaten directly out of a halved avocado, was a big hit. Food is critical to success in everyday life, Kobrin said. Thats why Im so passionate about sharing this with as many people as I can. Here at Park Mai tland, kids learn about leader ship, but they also learn that their voices count and the choices they make can bring about change; hopefully they will take some of that with them today. The UCF Knights blasted into the NCAA Top 25 with a convinc ing sweep of Rutgers just after nearly doing the same to Louisville the week before. Three different Knights had two RBI apiece in the game that vaulted them to 28-16 on the year and 15-3 in the American Athletic Conference. In that game, which for half of two innings, they went on a wild hitting streak that gave them eight runs in their last four only needed one swing of the bat to PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Park Maitland alumna Mindy Korbin brought healthy eating ideas to her alma mater. Knights rank in after weekend sweep ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff EARTH | Avocado brings big smiles C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Painters wrapped up their works for the Winter Park Paint Out at the Albin Polasek on April 26. Winter Park Paint Out send the ball into the afternoon sun in a wild four-run eighth inning. the side to end the game. For the Knights, who pulled even further away at the top of the AAC standings, a one game confer ence break ended their homestand against North Florida on Wednes day at press time. They head to Houston this weekend for a threegame series against the Cougars, who at 31-12 have the second best overall record in the conference, but have struggled against AAC foes with an 8-7 in-conference re cord. Wildcats into regional tournament A nail-biter of a win has pro pelled the Winter Park Wildcats baseball team into the regional tournament, and that tournament starts tonight (May 1). How they got there was a wild pitchers duel that ended with a 1-0 score on the board against University in the dis trict championship with the Wild cats squeaking by with a win. But University (14-11-3) was a different kind of team compared to the Wildcats next challenge in the nament. Ft. Pierces Central High School took on some unusual op ponents this season en route to a 13-9 record and district runner-up spot. The Cobras edged Masters regular season before falling 4-1 to powerhouse Vero Beach in the dis trict championship. That game will start at 7 p.m. on With a win the Wildcats will be into

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Recognition to Savannah Ct. Veterans Marks Effort by Greatest Generation r ffnttbbrrr fn ff n f ff ff ff fff t f r fn tbrnr fnnf f nnff fnrr n nff rrrfrfr f t n ffr frnf ff rff rf rf f n ffr bffrfffn fn f nfr fnfr nrf rf r rf rttbb ffrfnr fn r nff f r r f f t ffn r rr n f r r bnrfffnrbr r nff fffffnr frrrfrfr f ff nfby Manny P. Hernandez Born in Camden, New York, Marie married David Krause, seen here proudly sporting his U.S. Coast Guard uniform on their wedding day. Doris Jenkins, U.S. Navy. Assigned to print shop at large U.S. Navy base in Corpus Christi, TX.For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 407-206-2273 or toll free 1-800-679-6088 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org rt rff nnf nff trr nf rfff rf Veteran or Widow Spouse or Branch of Service Balin, Barbara Balin, Abram U.S. Army Barfoot, Emma Jean Barfoot, Howard U.S. Army Berdine, Virginia Berdine, Frank U.S. Air Force Bryan Marilyn Bryan, John U.S. Navy Burmester, Lori Burmester, Bill U.S. Air Force Conway, Jack U.S. Army Darden, Albert U.S. Army WWII Davis, Sophia Davis, Harry U.S. Army Elliott, Dottie Elliott, Ted U.S. Navy Elmquist, Dottie Elmquist, Robert U.S. Army and Navy Grossman, Arthur U.S. Navy Harvey, Bill U.S. Army Hayes, LeRoy U.S. Army WWII Hopper, Joe U.S. Army Jackson, George U.S. Navy Janos, Marie (Jay) Janos, Edward Jenkins, Doris Jenkins, John U.S. Army Johnson, Larry U.S. Navy Kotlowski, Virginia Kotlowski, Charles U.S. Air Corp. Krause, Marie Krause, David U.S. Coast Guard Langdon, Nanette Langdon, Mark U.S. Navy Mann, Kay U.S. Navy Marsh, Erla Marsch, Jack U.S. Air Force McKinney, Margaret U.S. Army McLaren, Irene McLaren, Frank U.S. Army Palmer, Ling Palmer, George U.S. Army Pappas, Linda Pappas, Tom U.S. Air Force Pardue, Ann Pardue, Gary U.S. Air Force Patton, Jack U.S. Army Patton, Yvonne Patton, David U.S. Army Radcliffe, Nancy Radcliffe, Charles U.S. Navy Randell, Mary Ann Randell, Robert U.S. Army Ravenel, William U.S. Navy Rentfrew, Joseph U.S. Army Sargeant III, Brooks U.S. Army Schultz, Albert U.S. Navy Siegel, Joyce Siegel, David U.S. Army Skyles, Ruben U.S. Army Sons, Carlton U.S. Air Force Steele, Lucille Steele, Phillip U.S. Navy Stewart, Florence Stewart, George U.S. Army Sweeney, John U.S. Army Trapani, Eugene U.S. Navy Unkefer, Earl U.S. Army Wilson, Essie Wilson, Fredrick U.S. Air Force Young, Vera Young, Thomas U.S. Marines Honor Guard by Veterans of Foreign Wars A.E.M. Post 4287. Jake Moyer, Senior Vice Commander Service Ofcer. Orangewood High School Senior Choir Tito Espinosa about to cut cake Margaret McKinney Ann Pardue Albert Schultz Vera Young Jack Conway, U.S. Army Dottie Elmquist Mary Ann Randell Doris Jenkins LeRoy Hayes John Harvey Marilyn Bryan Marie Krause Yvonne Patton Group of Veterans during activity at Savannah Court of Maitland

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Page 10 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer WPV Voice Winter Park Village gift cards now available at self-serve kiosk located in the breezeway near White House Black Market 407.571.2700 | www.ShopWinterParkVillage.net Mitchells Fish Market P.F. Changs Ruths Chris Steak House The Cheesecake Factory TAPS WINTER P ARK VILLAGEBrio Tuscan GrilleDine DineWPB_WPMobserver_8x10.indd 1 4/26/14 11:09 AM The early bird gets the worm at Winter Park Village Winter Park Village is now a destination for breakfast and brunch! Many typically think of WPV as having scrumptious dinner choices like PF Changs, Ruths Chris Steakhouse, Mitch ells Fish Market and more, but now there are many additional great breakfast and brunch op tions too! Starbucks, opening April 19 created the breakfast trifecta with Starbucks, Another Broken Egg, and Tea and Tea. For those of us on the go, Starbucks also offers drive-thru service and Another Broken Egg offers spe cial To-Go parking on the East side of their location. Brio also recently added brunch to their offerings, so now the brunch and breakfast choices are quite close to endless! With Mothers Day right around the corner on May 11, these new breakfast and Sunday brunch additions are a great treat for mom! Meet your new neighbors J.Jill, a premier national retailer of womens clothing and footwear, will be opening its doors in Winter Park Vil lage on Thursday, May 22! Shop during J.Jills Inspired Style Opening Event, Thursday, May 29 Sunday, June 1 and not only will shoppers get 20 percent off their entire purchase, but they will also help women in need. J.Jill cares about the local com munity and as such, they will be donating a portion of the events net proceeds to Harbor House of Central Florida. Inspired Style Opening Event please visit JJill.com. See store for complete details. Versona Accessories, a unique destination for womens jewelry, handbags, shoes, and more, will be arriving in fashionable style to Winter Park Village opening on May 22. This fun and easy place to shop promises to offer every thing to complete your new trends and by offering ideas and suggestions from style experts in the store, through their look book online and their fashion forecasting on Facebook. For more information on this inspi rational retailer that is new to the Orlando Market visit VersonaAc cessories.com Giveaways galore If you havent been to the Winter Park Village Facebook page recently, now is the time to go! Starting on May 16, WPV will be asking our Facebook fans One winner will be chosen Friday, May 23 and another Fri day, May 30. Each winner will J.Jill! Visit facebook.com/shop winterpark for more information Did you know? Winter Park Village is a great place to shop, dine, catch a movie and workout! Yes! Winter Park Village is home to Bar method, a bar workout studio that focuses on a targeted body sculpting workout. If you had ever thought you would like to try it, Moms the word! To celebrate Mothers day, Bar Method is offering a free class on May 10 to daughters who would like to bring their Mom! Please contact Bar Method for more information at 407-5390099. Its brunch time in the Village ADVERTORIAL

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 11 Saturday, May 3rd ~ 4-10pm DerbyParkon Watch The 140th RUNNING OF the KENTUCKY DERBY LIVE WINTER PARK Country Club, 761 Old England Ave Presented by SPECIAL EVENT ~ TICKETS ARE LIMITED winterparkannual.com | 321-396-7790Delicious Food, Premium Wine and Beer, Live Entertainment and Much More! C M Y CM MY CY CMY K wpa_derby2014_5X8_ad.pdf 1 4/2/14 2:11 PM The intersection of Orlando and Webster avenues is now greener literally with the opening Saturday of TD Bank, Americas Most Convenient Bank. The bank unveiled its environmentally friendly new store, complete with accents in TDs bright green color, at a community event at 810 N. Or lando Ave., the site of the former BP gas station across from the Winter Park Village. Hundreds of Winter Park residents and their pets took part in the street party in the banks parking lot, enjoying entertainment by a balloon artist, DJ and games, and free food and refreshments. TD also gave away a $1,000 shopping spree in the form of a Visa gift card through a drawing, along with four $100 prizes. Winter Park Mayor Kenneth Bradley a ribbon cutting. The banks new locations are all built to target Leadership in Energy and Environmental internationally-recognized mark of excellence by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Winter Park location and incorporates LEED princi pals of sustainable site selection and solar panel installations on the drive thru canopy that will provide approximately 12-15 percent of the stores annual energy needs. Other environmentally friendly design features include materials and lights on sensor switches. TD Bank focuses on deliver ing legendary customer service by providing extended bank ing hours, hassle-free products, treats for kids and biscuits for dogs. Hours for the Winter Park location will be: Lobby: a.m. to 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. p.m. Drive through: p.m. TD Bank opens new store at Winter Park Village PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WINTER PARK VILLAGE TD Bank executives and the City of Winter Park celebrate the opening of TD Banks new location. Pictured, from left, TD, the TD Bank mascot; Chris Yancey, Senior Vice President of Retail, TD Bank; Stephen Ting, Retail Market Manager, TD Bank; Kim Mendoza, Assistant Store Manager, TD Bank; Kenneth Bradley, Mayor, City of Winter Park; Steven Fisher, Regional Vice President, TD Bank. nationally sponsored by: locally sponsored by: Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of AHA. The Red Dress Design is a trademark of U.S. DHHS. Heart disease is a silent killer, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. But women cant be silent any longer. Join us at the at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. For more information, visit: OrlandoGoRed.AHAevents.org A special thank you to Winter Park/ Maitland Observer ADVERTORIAL

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Page 12 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Now through May 11 The 12th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow For 18 days, Central Florida gets to celebrate cabaret with some of the worlds great singing artists, including award-winning actor and vocalist Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1, 2 and 3), Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star Laura Benanti (May 9 and 10), and a dozen other wonder ful performers. Call 407-297-8788 or visit orlandocabaret.com for a complete list of performances. Now through May 3 Edward Albees Tony Awardwinning The Goat DiDonna Productions, known for tackling controversial theater projects, will present a full staging of Edward Albees black comedy/ tragedy The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Premiered on Broadway in 2002, and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Best New Play, Goat explores the extremes of human toler ance when a loving marriage is rocked by an impossibleto-understand love. Including questions of and betrayal, this tragic and sometimes hilarious play questions our tions of love and tolerance. With parental guidance highly suggested, Goat will be performed through May 3 at the Shake speare Center. Reserve tickets at 407-328-9005 or visit redchairpro ject.com for charge card orders. May 3 and 4 CFCArts presents the romantic composers In a program titled Explor ing the World of Romance, the 75-voice CFCArts Classi cal Choir will be joined by a chamber orchestra as they sing selections from Mozart, Rossini and Schubert. The audience will also experience works by NeoRomantic composers Randall Thompson and Jean Belmont in a concert to be held May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church at 1600 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets are an affordable $10, with children age 12 and younger admitted free. Visit cfcarts.com May 3 to June 1 Keepin it Fresh in Sanford Jeanine Taylor, known for bringing attention and respect to folk art, will present a multi-artist show entitled Keepin It Fresh with a free opening reception on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coinciding with the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, Taylor wanted to assemble these artists to demonstrate how well different folk art works together. The four artists are Cecel Al lee (Georgia), David Hammock (Alabama), and Phyllis Trager Hyman and Jane Theis (Florida). Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on next page Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Ch amber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program featuring The Future of Education is Building Now Featuring Learn more about the campaign to renew the half penny sales tax for OCPS school construction and renovation. Explore the future needs of the OCPS building program as well as the progress made over the past decade. Friday, May 9, 2014 7:45 a.m. Networking/ 8:15 a.m. Program WINTER PARK WELCOME CENTER 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Call (407) 644-8281 or visit www. winterpark.org for details. LAURA BENANTI SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA MindGym April 28, 2014 ANSWERS: PAGE 40

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 13 The Gallery is at 211 E. First St. in Sanford. Call 407-323-2774 or visit jtfolkart.com May 3 MAYSfest 2014 A large student orchestra More than 250 MAYS students will come together to conclude the fourth season of the MAYS Student Orchestras, which in cludes eight orchestras and three in-school strings programs. The Jonathan May Foundation was son with a unique structure that ensures the MAYS Orchestras will always be directed by musi cians and educators. The concert will be held on May 3 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC in Orlando. Call 1-800-978-0407 or visit MAYSymphony.org May 3, 4 and 5 Cinco de Mayo via COCINA 214 When you have a holiday like Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May in Spanish), I strongly support the good folks at my favorite TexMex restaurant Cocina 214 in their decision to turn one day into a three-day festival. Histori cally, May 5 marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but here in Winter Park, it allows Cocina 214 to have ambassadors from Jose Cuervo and Corona serve up drinks. On Sunday, locals can enter their dogs in the annual Running of the Chihua huas. The party continues on May 5 as the restaurant celebrates with a Patron Ice Luge at 5 p.m. followed by Corona giveaways and Don Julio tequila samples. For details, visit cocina214.com May 4 The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra in concert The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will conclude its 57th season on May 4 at the Bob Carr PAC with all four of the organi zations award-winning youth orchestras performing. Violist Tyler Pacheco (17), a senior at Lake Highland Prep, is in his fourth year as a member of FSYO, this year holding the principal violist position. Mr. Pacheco will the Walton Viola Concerto. In addition, 40 graduating seniors will be recognized for their dedication to classical music. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. For tickets and details, visit fsyo.org May 4 ONE NIGHT the fundraiser saves lives The moment tragedy strikes, the Orlando Regional Medi cal Centers Level One Trauma Center stands ready to serve. ONE NIGHT is the annual fundraiser that celebrates the Centers commitment to serving Central Florida when it matters most through a presentation that brings true trauma care stories to life. ONE NIGHT supports this CULTURE | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the second annual Running of the Chihuahuas at Cocina 214 C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please see CULTURE on page 14 KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland Michael FlurkeyCOMMERCIALrfrntr brrbrbrfRESIDENTIALrrffrfr brrnfrf rrfrf rfrf bbrfrf br www.orlandohomecontractor.com321-388-5680License #CBC1254564 | License #CCC1328753 KEEPIN IT FRESH CHEFS GALA ONE NIGHT 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 You r Dogs Destination fo r All Things Healthy 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.co m RockysRetreat.com A Gym for Dogs! $20 o your next p urchase Customized workouts Fitness Classes K9GetFit Boot Camp s TM Bo arding Dog Daycare W eight loss Aqu a therap y Canine massage Reiki Fitness and fun swims Fitness and fun swims rfntbfn Happy Mothers Day! Change HER life today! r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM

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Page 14 | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer life-saving resource Central Floridas only Level One Trauma Center. The event includes a champagne reception, a silent auction, dinner, and multimedia program with personal testimo nies from trauma survivors. To purchase tickets, visit OneNight SavesLives.com May 8 Winter Park History Museums opening night Its probably no coincidence that the Winter Park History Museum located so close to the train tracks in Winter Park has announced its next exhibit called Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park. The whole family is invited to the opening on May 8, beginning at 5 p.m. Call 407-647-2330 or visit wphistory.org May 9 and 11 The Orlando Philharmonic presents Verdis La Traviata The Orlando Phil harmonic has created a series of brilliantly pro duced operas with the unique idea of placing the orchestra on-stage with the singers performing in front of the orchestra. On May 9 at 8 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m., the Philharmonic will present Giuseppe Verdis most melodious and popular work La Travia ta. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Elizabeth Caballero will perform the role of Violetta, and Brian Jadge will perform as her lover Alfredo. Verdis score contains some of the most beauti ful music ever written, says Conductor Christopher Wilkins. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orland ophil.org May 10 The Chefs Gala for United Way lies in Central Florida need help with basic necessities, and the most tasteful way to help United Way help all those thousands of Central Floridians is by purchas ing a ticket to the annual Chefs Gala the United Ways signa ture gala. Foodies and philan thropists come together to sample the creations of our regions top chefs and thanks to the gener osity of host Walt Disney World 95 percent of all proceeds go di rectly to help those in need. From Alberts, great chefs from our greatest restaurants help those in need. Email ChefsGala@hfuw. org or call 407-429-2129 for more information. May 11 A friendly reminder This year Mothers Day falls on Sunday, May 11. Current Dr. Phillips Center launches annual membership campaign This week, the new Dr. Phil lips Center announced its annual membership campaign. As part of the Centers commitment to engage the community in arts for every life, seven giving levels, with memberships starting at $75 and ranging up to $10,000, to special center events to artist meet and greets. Every member will have the ability to purchase tickets for shows presented by the Center before they are offered to the general public. In addition, inaugural season memberships purchased by Nov. 1 will be extended through Nov. 1, 2015. Membership registration and scenter.org/membership CULTURE | Just as SunRail rolls into town, so does a new art exhibit celebrating Winter Parks railroad C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 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. LA TRAVIATA CHEFS GALA

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Page 15 Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives Louis Roney Play On! Is racism ever coincidental? Make that ironical. Is it coincidence or merely one of those times when coincidence morphs into irony when the U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan States ban on Af examples of racism roil the nation. I refer to Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundys comments on negroes and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Ster lings observations on who his girlfriend V. Stiviano shouldnt be seen with publicly (hint: they aint Scandinavian). vorite stereotypes, Big, Dumb White Boys (BDWBs). I am particularly impressed when the BDWB TV station of choice, FOX News gets behind a true American BDWB patriot such as Cliven Bundy in his Hundreds of NRA goofs, survivalists and white supremacistsguns ablazin! showed-up to defend Mr. Bundys right to steal from Uncle Sam (ur, excuse me, patriotically graze his cattle free on public lands). FOX News nearly had an orgasm (HEY! If corporations are now people, why not corporate orgasms?) over Bundys heroic struggle to stiff the Ameri can people. Alas, sigh. FOX News nearly broke its corporate legs backtracking away from Mr. Bundy after he was quoted saying, I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro . They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And Ive often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? Thats the problem with BDWBs, theyre unbelievably ignorant. However Mr. Bundy arrived at this momenthis 15 minutes of fame in the national spot lighthe has unequivocally disgraced himself and delightfully discredited (for me) his corporate creator, FOX News. Too funny. Not nearly so funny is Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He owns (for 30 years) a professional sports team in a league comprised of 75 percent black athletes, as is his Clipper basketball team. A particularly painful irony in this inci dent is Mr. Sterling is Jewish (more on that shortly). Sterlings girlfriend V. Stiviano had the temerity to be seen publicly with black people and it enraged him. Mr. Sterling was caught on tape up braiding his girlfriend stating, It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that youre associating with black people. Do you have to? . You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games . Im just say ing, in your lousy ******** Instagrams, you dont have to have yourself with, walking with black people. This is a man who makes his living (partly) off the sweat (literally) of excep tional black athletes. To harbor rancor or resentment, to in anyway disassociate yourself from them that got-ya here (the prestige and wealth from being an NBA team owner) is the height of hypocrisy. That you are Jewish, and knowing all that that implies from an historical perspective of discrimination and abuse, truly saddens me. You, Mr. Sterling, must know better than most that ones ethnicity, race or reli If blacks bother you so, Mr. Sterling, why the hell didnt you buy the Anaheim Ducks hockey team? Out of a 30-man roster, 29 are white. Big, Dumb White Boys and other advocates of racism 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 Relativity is everywhere you look. And who needs an Einstein to explain that the fourth dimension time is the glue that holds together the pieces of the world in which we live? In history courses we learn about kings and emperors, wars and battles, invasions, sieges, conquests, voyages, stolen riches, famine, plagues, and mans inhumanity to man. Students are asked to memorize the dates of Alexanders wanderings, Julius Caesars victories, Napoleons return from Elba, and Chamberlains cowardly meeting with Hitler in Munich. But history is also the record of inven tecture, sculpture, painting; the composi tions of poetry, drama, prose and music. James Watt invented the steam engine. And Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 3, the Eroica. Which event was more important in history? Whose his tory? History is relative to different peoples interests, needs and points of view. Trans portation has changed. The steam en gines time came in 1775, and now is past. But Beethovens monumental Eroica remains with us now and for always. Great works of art create the illusion of timelessness. But even the Eroica is totally dependent on the suns shin ing as are we all for, unless mankind can someday escape the solar system, the suns eventual explosion into a red giant will annihilate the Earth, and the Eroica with it. Stephen Leacock quipped Einstein made the real trouble when he an nounced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was. Reality is a constantly changing mo tion picture not a still life. Change is the way of life. And change takes time. The change from young to old takes place too quickly for most of us. While James Watt was fussing around in his workshop perfecting his steam engine, in 1775 Paul Revere was riding through the night from Charlestown and Lexington. That same year George Wash ington was made commander-in-chief of the American forces. Around 2,100 B.C. Abraham left Ur in Chaldea. At the same time, ancient Peru vians were cultivating cotton. Probably in 27 A.D., Jesus Christ was baptized. About that time, the Romans were invading Britain. The Canterbury Tales in England in 1387, Germany was founding Heidelberg and Cologne universities. A 33-year-old painter named Michelangelo Buonarroti was commissioned by the Pope in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The Pope was probably the most important person in Rome in his day. But who would recall which Pope was reining in the Vatican at that time, if Julius II had not been the Pope who or dered Michelangelo to hang upside down in the Sistine Chapel ceiling and paint for four years? What do you think of when you think of the year 1941? If you were in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, and survived, you will think of the Japa nese sneak attack: a day that will live in infamy forever! in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt. If you are an avid baseball fan, youll remember New York Yankee Joe DiMaggios hitting safely in 56 consecu tive games and the death of another Yankee great, Lou Gehrig, from a disease now named for him. year of the Manhattan Project, which led to the atomic bomb. If you are an engineer, you may remember that the Grand Coulee Dam began operating that year in the state of Washington. remember the publishing of F. Scott Fitzgeralds, The Last Tycoon, A.J. Cro nins The Keys of the Kingdom, and J.P. Marquands, H.M. Pulham, Esquire. If theater is your thing, youll think of Noel Cowards Blithe Spirit. If youre a movie buff, youll recall Orson Welles Citizen Kane, and John Fords How Green Was My Valley. But dont forget, 1941 meant Chattanooga Choo-choo, and Deep in the Heart of Texas. As you can see, it was a relatively interesting year. Arent they all? Relative history About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at ibabcock@turnstilemediagroup.com Electric undergrounding is key to Winter Parks future A former Winter Park resident who now lives in Missouri for unknown reasons offered a recent letter in the Winter Park/Maitland Observer propos ing that we back off the current plan to underground all overhead electric lines in Winter Park. I offer an opposing view, and some more focused facts. strategic context. Winter Park is a selfgoverning residential oasis at the very center of the population growth in Central Florida. The Orlando area MSA popula tion (Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties) has grown from 1.3 million in 1990 to 1.6 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010, and is projected to be over 2.5 mil lion by 2020. City leaders are constantly working to preserve our quality of life resource utilization, and competition as sociated with this population growth. Electric undergrounding throughout Winter Park results in greatly improved reliability for every resident, reduced ongoing electric system capital and main tenance costs, and reduced electric system tree trimming costs, while creating the opportunity to plant and manage a healthy and diverse tree canopy on city streets. Winter Park is putting a street tree management program in place to assure the health and breadth of our tree canopy for the long term. The progress of elec tric undergrounding directly impacts the investment we make in management of our street trees. Full electric underground ing is projected to save about $500,000 per year in electric tree-trimming costs while trees where power lines and poles once precluded their planting or full maturity. I have recommended that this direct savings in electric tree trimming costs be added to funding for street tree management. Imag ine every street in Winter Park with a full canopy of healthy shade trees unimpeded by the need to trim around electric lines in this combined electric undergrounding and tree management effort as they relate to retaining and enhancing the unique character and quality of life throughout all Winter Park neighborhoods. Consider the competitive advantages for Winter Park real estate. Is the picture coming into focus? I encourage all residents to read the September 2013 Strategic Plan packet (http://bit.ly/RFL22A) for a more com plete context. In the absence of electric power cost surprises or natural disasters, the current plan calls for all of the primary and secondary overhead electric lines to be undergrounded by the end of 2023 at an expected 10-year cost (2014-2023) of $30 to $35 million. The current plan invests each years electric company surplus on undergrounding, and that surplus is then available for other uses after 2023. While there will always be political pressures to spend our electric surplus to satisfy narrow constituencies and shortterm ambitions, doing so will prove a tragic strategic mistake for Winter Park. We have been blessed with leaders who now a reality, and we have a responsibil ity to future residents to reinvest those cordingly, I strongly support a disciplined commitment to the full undergrounding of overhead electric lines and to the full implementation of a street tree manage ment program for Winter Park. We will then have someone to thank for a city that is an even better place to live, work and play in a future only 10 years away. Peter J. Weldon Winter Park peter.weldon@gmail.com

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Dora $135,000. 04/23/2014 Cathy Richey 1768 Turnberry Terr, Or lando $475,000. 04/25/2014 Kelly Maloney 822 Riverbend Blvd, Longwood $302,000. 04/25/2014 Catherine DAmico 1404 Elm Ave, Winter Park $700,000. 04/25/2014 Jerry Oller / Shirley Jones 403 Blue Lake Dr, Longwood $245,000. 04/25/2014 Wendy Crumit 2 51 W Trotters Dr, Mai tland $1,025,000. 04/28/2014 OBSERVER Open Houses OBSERVER Just Sold Homes Saturday, May 3rd: 1459 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando FL 32814 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,259 SF | $475,000 Currently the only available Work/Live unit in Baldwin Park! Fantastic opportunity to own this all-in-one office, townhome and guest apartment. Ground floor office has great street presence and comes complete with re ception area, half bath and three private offic es. The townhome offers three bedrooms and two and one half baths. Above the attached two-car garage is a charming guest suite with full kitchen, living room and sizeable one bedroom with large walk-in closet. The pos sibilities are endless with this property! Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Com pany from 2-4 PM 1624 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park FL 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 2,000 SF | $615,000 Windsong Jewel! Move right in to this im maculate pool home. With gorgeous granite counters and backsplash, new stainless ap pliances, and new A/C! Great location and Fantastic Schools! Hosted by: Cyn Watson with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM Sunday, May 4th: 492 Julian Lane, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,851 SF | $249,000 Three bedroom, two bath with over 1,800 SF in gated community. Eat-in kitchen, living/ dining room with fireplace. Master bedroom with large walk-in closet, dual sinks, standalone shower and soaking tub. Screened pa tio, inside utility and two car garage. Hosted by: Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1809 Harland Park Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,654 SF | $989,050 Gorgeous new construction in Windsong! Beautiful kitchen with high-end appliances, wood floors, crown molding and large mas ter suite with walk-in closets. Upstairs offers a spacious game room and den! Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 3751 Percival Road, Orlando FL 32826 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,536 SF | $899,000 Immaculate model home on a beautiful lake front lot with impressive views of Lake Price. Downstairs master retreat with his and hers closets, large walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. Spacious kitchen offers built-in appli ances, custom cabinets, large island and bar top seating for six. Additional features include a fireplace in the family room and huge bo nus room with balcony. Enjoy entertaining by the resort style pool with views of the private beach and dock! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1699 Prospect Avenue, Orlando FL 32814 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,062 SF | $371,000 Three-story City Home built in Baldwin Park just one half block from the shops and res taurants of New Broad Street. Built in 2006 and extensively renovated in 2011 this corner townhome is well appointed. The kitchen in cludes an island, added custom cabinetry and THE MARKE T PLA C E MindGym April 28, 2014 a pantry closet organization system. The third floor has a large master suite including a mas ter bathroom with a dual sink vanity, granite counter tops, bath and separate shower. Enjoy the parks, trails, fitness centers, pools and all else that Baldwin Park provides. Hosted by: Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1459 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando FL 32814 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,259 SF | $475,000 Currently the only available Work/Live unit in Baldwin Park! Fantastic opportunity to own this all-in-one office, townhome and guest apartment. Ground floor office has great street presence and comes complete with reception area, half bath and three private offices. The townhome offers three bedrooms and two and one half baths. Above the attached twocar garage is a charming guest suite with full kitchen, living room and sizeable one bedroom with large walk-in closet. The possibilities are endless with this property! Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Com pany from 2-5 PM 4744 Hall Road, Orlando FL 32817 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,884 SF | $549,900 Beautiful and meticulously maintained four bedroom home is situated on a 1.6 acre lot on Lake Nan. The eat in Kitchen overlooks the family room with wood burning fireplace. Private backyard features a solar heated pool and perfectly maintained landscaping. Master suite with walk in closet in split from the other bedrooms. Fabulous Florida room with built-in spa and deck with jet ski ramp. A rated Winter Park schools! Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1853 Barker Drive, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,652 SF | $245,000 Charming home quietly nestled between two lakes in beautiful Winter Park! Spacious open floor plan offers a large great room and ad ditional family room, and office. The eat-in kitchen features new stainless steel appli ances, skylights and pantry. Enjoy entertaining on the back patio overlooking the large fenced backyard! Hosted by: Amanda Geller with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1661 Woodland Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,951 SF | $715,000 Fantastic Winter Park home with stunning two-story sunroom! This great home features formal living and dining rooms, open kitchen with granite counters and backsplash and breakfast bar overlooking the family room. Amazing master suite features separate sit ting area with double-sided fireplace and French doors leading to the private balcony with built in seating. Fenced backyard offers pavered patio and room for a pool! Hosted by: Jennifer JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 712 London Road, Winter Park FL 32792 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,748 SF | $275,000 Fabulous Winter Park Pines pool home! En joy entertaining in the lushly landscaped, screened lanai and pool area complete with separate BBQ grilling space and koi pond. Bright and sunny floor plan offers an open kitchen and spacious eating area adjacent to the family room. The Living room has a Mur phy bed tucked behind shelves that allows for a convenient guest suite complete with cozy fireplace. Located on a quiet street close to golf course, Cady Way Trail and park, shop ping, schools, and Full Sail University. Hosted by: Mary Ann Steltenkamp with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1544 Holts Grove Circle, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 4,600 SF | $1,485,000 Gorgeous home in prestigious Windsong! Over 4,600 square feet with four bedrooms, theater room, and additional bonus room. Down stairs master suite and guest suite, two ad ditional bedrooms upstairs. Three-car garage, screened pool and summer kitchen. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 2728 Eastern Parkway, Winter Park FL 32789 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,483 SF | $675,000 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Kitchen features Silestone counters, island, stainless steel appliances and large breakfast bar. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the courtyard with pool and heated spa. Spa cious family room with soaring ceilings and slate stone wall. Grand master suite with sit ting area, bamboo flooring, a library (or large formal dining room) and oversized two car garage complete this beautiful home. Hosted by: Marty Katz with Kelly Price & Com pany from 2-4pm 1110 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 5 BA | 3,983 SF | $1,160,000 Stunning Mediterranean home in the heart of Winter Park! Formal living and dining rooms, fireplace and wood floors. Spacious family room with French doors that offer spectacular access and views of the sparkling pool and vaulted ceilings. Gourmet kitchen offering custom cherry wood cabinets, granite coun ters, stainless steel appliances and break fast nook. Private master retreat offering an amazing walk through closet, coffee bar and large screened balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard. Additional features include a cozy office/den with built-in desk and book shelves, summer kitchen and tropical court yard surrounded by lush landscaping. Hosted by: Pamela Seibert with Kelly Price & Company from 1-5 PM 653 E. Marks Street, Orlando FL 32803 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,757 SF | $799,900 Architecturally stunning Mediterranean home! Originally built in 1930, this home has been thoughtfully renovated and expanded for modern living. Features include hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, spacious master suite with sitting area, and guest house with own kitchen and full bath. Truly spectacular outdoor living space with built-in Alfresco grill and gas fireplace. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1131 Audubon Way, Maitland FL 32751 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,420 SF | $599,000 Custom lakefront home on Lake Sybelia! Lo cated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Maitland Cove. Completely renovated in 2007! Architectural millwork in every room, crown molding, solid oak flooring, plantation shutters, fireplace & more! The spacious and open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Outside offers over 800 SF of paved porches with outdoor speak ers. Enjoy boating, skiing and fishing from your backyard! Hosted by: Sherri Dyer with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1555 Palmer Avenue, Winter Park FL 32789 4 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,139 SF | $485,000 Completely renovated home just minutes from Park Avenue! Open concept living spac es, hardwood and tile flooring throughout. Brand new kitchen offering stainless steel appliances, granite counters, oversized island and beautiful wood cabinets. Master suite of fers a spacious walk-in closet and gorgeous master bath. Hosted by: Lauren Fritch with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1624 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park FL 32789 2 BR | 2 BA | 2,000 SF | $615,000 Windsong Jewel! Move right in to this im maculate pool home. With gorgeous granite counters and backsplash, new stainless ap pliances, and new A/C! Great location and Fantastic Schools! Hosted by: Cyn Watson with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM RowellAuctions.comFor Detailed Property Info Visit RowellAuctions.comWednesday -:May 14th -:2 p.m. (CDT)Bank Owned Real EstateOnline Bidding Available Many Selling Absolute!Auction Site: Hilton Garden Inn, 1144 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FLCantonment, Jay Milton, Pace, Panama City Beach & Pensacola, FLExcellent Commercial Buildings, Beautiful Acreage Tracts & Commercial & Residential Tracts BANK ORDERED Donate A Boat sponsored by boat angel outreach centers STOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 1 CAR L ANGE 541 Fairfax Avenue, Winter Park. 3BD/2.5BA, 2,095SF. Light and bright townhome with vaulted ceilings, wood floors, bonus loft and a private courtyard. Large downstairs master bedroom with fireplace and French door ac cess to courtyard. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. New interior paint, new carpet and refinished wood floors. Oversized two car garage. Great location just blocks from Park Avenue. $450,000 CardinalCreekFront GORGEOUS POOL HOME ON CONSERVATION 1172 Cardinal Creek Place, Oviedo. 4BD/2BA, 2,341SF. This home is in the ultimate loca tion while keeping private. New interior paint throughout. Newer refrigerator, disposal, washer, dryer hot water heater and high end water softener. New and stunning pool with upgraded salt filtration system and halogen lighting with dimmer. Extended pool deck with lush landscaping. $299,900 NEW PRICE! WhitehallFront WINTER PARK 32789! 1849 Whitehall Drive, Winter Park, 32789 3BD/2BA, 1,655SF. Beautifully maintained pool home in highly desirable Kenilworth Shores. Great use of space. With nice size Living room, Dining room and Family room. Inside laundry room with lots of storage, could be an office. Entertain in the large fenced in backyard with screenedin-porch and over sized pool. Great Winter Park Schools. Close to shopping, restaurants and Hospital. $359,900 NEW PRICE HoltExterior HEART OF OLDE WINTER PARK 479 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 32789 3BD/2BA 1,648S Quaint brick street, white picket fence & cozy front porch welcome you this Charming Bungalow. Beautiful hardwood floors, plaster walls throughout and living room fireplace. Master suite complete with pedestal sink & clawfoot tub. Mud Porch in cludes inside laundry room & plenty of stor age. Walk to Park Avenue, Farmers Market & Rollins College!! $$469,000 Meeting2007 BALDWIN PARK TOWNHOME 2007 Meeting Place, Orlando, 32814 4BD/3.5BA 2,265SF. A location like no other! This traditional end unit townhome built by Mattamy, overlooks Corrine Commons Park and the Grace Hopper pool and fitness center. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The liv ing room is larger than most floor plans and overlooks the park. Open kitchen with plenty of cabinets has a large island, breakfast bar and Silestone countertops. Upstairs master suite has park views as well. $479,000 SUNDAY 1-4 Meeting Exterior Best BALDWIN PARK BEAUTY 2015 Meeting Place, Orlando. 3BD/3.5BA, 2,320SF. Spectacular townhome with tre mendous upgrades throughout! Antique-style hickory wood floors throughout the living areas. Gorgeous kitchen with island break fast bar, granite counters and ss appliances, including 2 wine refrigerators and warming drawer. Spacious bedrooms each with custom closets. Great storage. Wonderful balcony and porch overlook Corrine Commons Park. Twocar garage. $485,000 MeridaleExterior UPDATED BUNGALOW IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO 509 Meridale Avenue, Orlando. 2BD/1BA, 1,329SF. Ample interior living space with open floor plan feel. Kitchen updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances in cluding gas range and convection oven. All main living areas and bedrooms have beauti ful original wood floors. Screened in patio with hot tub. $264,500 Lyndale1350 BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT HOME 1350 Lyndale Boulevard, Winter Park, 32789 4BD/3.5BA, 3,478SF. Stunning newer home located just a short stroll to downtown Winter Park and WP Village. Fabulous floor plan with downstairs master and three bedrooms plus bonus room up. Chefs kitchen with gas range, wood cabinets, and granite. Kitchen over looks family room with fireplace. Screened lanai overlooks pool/spa. $875,000 BonitaExterior PRIME WINTER PARK LOCATION 925 Bonita Drive, Winter Park. 3BD/2BA, 1744SFCharming remodeled with split bed room plan, hardwood floors, French doors, and crown molding. Kitchen equipped with GE Profile stainless steel appliances, Murano glass lighting, and gorgeous granite counter tops. Bathrooms updated as well. The home has a sunroom or bonus room that looks onto fenced yard with a large deck. $449,000 EDUCATION NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. 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A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE MAY 2014 Shes been painting for hours, her dining table piled with paints, brushes and can vases, tweaking bird beaks and manage to get everything just painting takes a tumbling husband laughs and comments that her birds have found their Joan Laurenzo has devel oped a bit of an artists tem perament at 77. And shes not the only one. Palm Valley, an age restricted community in Oviedo, is home to a surpris ing amount of talented senior artists. They shared their paint ing skills April 5 at the 13th annual Palm Valley Art Show and Festival, an event open to the public each spring, where residents display and sell their work. For some of them, this is the only opportunity they have, and they are very proud of their work and really want to show everyone else the beauty they see in life around them, said Gladys Caughel, the organizer of the event and a painter herself. The event is packed with artwork made by members of the communitys art club. There are gilded sculptures, painted jazz band silhouettes that dance off the canvas, and Frank Scutt, 71, shows off photographs he took of a sparkling waterfall, and a man he spotted at the University of Central Florida balancing three basketballs on top of each other with a concentrated stare. You want to see a sparkle in the eyes, Scutt says of his portrait work. Some residents have just discovered their artistic tal ents, while others have spent their lives expressing them selves through art. Lin Reilly, 73, talks about her days as the director of the Melbourne Art Center and her paintings that hang all over the world. Art is her life, she said, and some thing she couldnt help doing. Now, tapping into the creative side of her brain takes away pain, and teaching the resi her need to be a part of an artistic community. I didnt do it because I wanted to, I did it because I had to, she said. It was a compulsion, a reason for be ing. Laurenzo, who never imag ined herself as an artist and only began painting last year, paints vibrantly colored birds and violet skies with hazy suns setting into the lake she used to gaze out into when it was her backyard. Many days she spends up to seven hours painting, leaving her husband asking when his dinner table Artists prove creativity doesnt ail with old age PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Emerging artist Victor Pagan poses with his rst foray into painting on canvas, a portrait of ballerinas mid-dance. Seniors discover the time and talent for art Please see ARTISTS on page 2 BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior Its the Best of Both Worlds.Lurene Braswell had long thought that one day The Mayower would be the ideal place for retirement although making the actual move was not on her immediate radar screen. But when her husband passed away, things changed. Encouraged by her daughter, Linda Bailey, who lives in Winter Park, Lurene made the decision to relocate. It was meant to be, she explains. I love my new apartment, and I no longer have the burden of maintaining and cleaning a big house. Mothers right around the corner, but she has her own space, adds Linda. Now she can spend birthdays, holidays and good times with her children and grandchildren. And as a family, we have peace of mind knowing she will always receive the very best in care . its the best of both worlds.If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. T HE R IGH T DECISION... THE MAYFLOWER RET IREMENT COMMUNIT Y [ for the whole family ]8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 5/2014 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 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.

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Page 2 will have food on it instead of paints, she laughed. To me its just very calm ing, and Im not thinking about all of the other problems that you have in life, she said. Im just being taken to this other world of wherever Im painting at that time. Their age makes them bet ter artists their minds hold their histories, and their hands have now learned to share that, said artist Victor Pagan. [You have] experience of life, and to think that all you have seen your whole life, all of a sudden you see it on canvas, and it makes you think back on your youth, think back on hap pier times, he said. We have the time now and we have the drive to do something with our life that will speak to the community, Caughel said, And we want to share. Central Florida Senior MAY 2014 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 ARTISTS | Vast life experiences help make them better artists C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ful. Those are words that can apply to downsizing when the time comes for a senior to move to a smaller living space. At the same time, it can be exhilarating. There are numerous web sites about senior downsizing, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Get started early. Beginning months in advance to make the move a gradual process will keep stress to a minimum. Write it down If you plan to give certain treasures to oth ers, make notes about who gets what, or give them the items now. If youre going to hire others to help with the eventual packing and moving, make your intentions clear, espe cially if your things are going in a number of directions. Label everything so there is no confusion about whether things get packed or if theyre going to be picked up. Declutter If you had chil dren who moved out without taking all their gear, it all needs to go, either to the child, a charity or the trash. Your own belongings need to be sorted (heirlooms, expensive jew elry), donations (items in good condition such as clothing and furniture), give to relatives (keepsakes and heirlooms) and throw away (things with no real value that you dont use). Label your piles and boxes so there are no mistakes with valuable items being thrown away by accident. When you absolutely cant decide: Put those belongings in one special box and hold on to them. You can decide later, once the hub bub of the move is over. with helpful information on downsizing: The National Association of Senior Move Managers at nasmm.org/index.cfm. Car ing.com has a number of tips for clearing out. Or Google senior downsizing. 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 Downsizing? Get started early PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Pam Burtt nds inspiration in orals, creating canvas paintings of all kinds from poppies to tulips. 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. Sunday at 11am at

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Page 3 Maitland Senior Center pro grams The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more informa tion about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com. The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. Join Audrey every Tuesday in May at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners are always welcome! The cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in May at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check the calendar online to see what movies are showing in May. Please call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in May at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. The cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in May at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. The cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in May at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. The cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in May at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. The cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in May at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. The cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in May for Record er classes at 12:30 p.m. The lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counsel ors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health In surance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long-term care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserved. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more information about Elder Affairs programs contact SHINE Program Department of El der Affairs at 4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 270, Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000 or call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). Or email information@elderaffairs.org or visit FLORIDASHINE.org Call toll free today to schedule an appointment for a FREE Hearing Screening and receive your FREE $100 Dining Card if you have hearing loss. Professional, licensed providers ensure you have the www.hearusa.com*Oers cannot be combined. Excludes previous purchases. 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY In addition to the oers on the right, you also receive The Highest Quality Most Comprehensive Care in the Hearing Industry. Receive a FREE 40 TVwith purchase of a pair of Siemens Pure 7mi Hearing AidsOers cannot be combined and expires 5/23/14. Excludes previous purchases. FREE $100 Dining Cardwith a FREE Hearing Screening!Good at over 20,000 restaurants nationwide and 4 online partners. No purchase required. Must have hearing loss. Oers cannot be combined and expires 5/23/14. $100 Call Toll Free: 855.802.5532(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) 140501 HearUSA May Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 5-1_02.indd 1 4/10/14 6:11 PM Senior Calendar Please see CALENDAR on page 7 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.

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Page 6 Life is easier with Home Care Services We have the Skill to Heal. The Spirit to Care. Transitional Care Program Philips Personal Medication Dispenser Philips Lifeline Call today to schedule Private Duty Services (407) 691-8206 P h i l i p s P e r s o n a l M e d i c a t i o n D i s p e n s e r The Personal Medication Dispenser assists with medication management Medications are reviewed and pre-filled by a registered nurse, preventing o veror undermedication that could lead to a costly re -hospitalization. If youre enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system, you no longer have to report your income. The VA will get that information themselves from the IRS and Social Security. Starting March 2014, youll only have to give your income information if youre applying your renewal form for change of address, next of kin, phone number and so on, using VA Form 1010EZR, which is available online or at your lo cal medical center. Per the news release, the VA will continue to provide nocost care to indigent veterans, veterans with catastrophic medical conditions, veterans with a disability rating of 50 percent or higher, or for condi service-connected. The income limits for copays and prescriptions are all over the map, literally. Income threshold limits for a veteran and family of four can range from $46,440 in Washington County, Maine, to $101,200 in San Francisco, and from $30,200 in McDowell County, W.Va., to $64,000 in Fort Wal ton Beach, Fla., and all points (and amounts) in between. If your income is over the limit, you still might get help. income. If that doesnt happen, or if your income has gone up, you might be required to pay co-pays for the year theyre reviewing. (Unfortunately you might end up owing money back for previous year copays, as the income informa tion doesnt get to them until July of the following year.) To get more information, go online to www.va.gov/ toll-free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387). Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com Keep your care without reporting income

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Page 7 Casselberry adult tness classes Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior cit izens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednes days. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more in formation, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit casselberry.org/reg ister Winter Springs Senior Center Learn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Cen ter at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-3276556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bingo at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? Need a little me time? Be ginning on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., we will start a Guided Meditation class. This will be a 30-minute class. We are ex cited about this class and want to thank Robin Ward for taking the time to offer it. Hope to see you all then! CALENDAR | Need to relieve some stress? Winter Springs is now offering a class in guided meditation C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted

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