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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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park residents wary of more development breathed a sigh of relief last Monday after a proposed change to the comprehensive plan, which could have opened the door for more development of a larger size, came down to a single vote by the City Commission. The amendment voted down by City Commissioners would have allowed all city property next to a four-lane road outside the box of prop erty surrounded by Fairbanks, Interlachen, Pennsylvania and Webster avenues to be zoned for planned developments, larger projects usually made up of mixed land uses. Other language from the ordinance would have excluded parking garages when calculat ratio (FAR), a regulated percent age of a buildings size com pared to its lot. The amendments were consultant Silvia Vargas study of the comprehensive plan last year. Planning and Community Development Director Dori Stone said the recommended changes would give develop to negotiate, allowing the City Commission a better chance of getting the developments they want. When you have the garage as part of the FAR, you never really are able to capitalize on the total FAR of that building, Stone said. You have to allocate some of that space to the parking garage. If were going to do that, then were really not truly getting a 200 percent FAR, youre really getting 150 or 130 or 100 percent FAR. USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! CHIHUAHUAS TAKE TO THE TRACKLIFESTYLES, 8Opening an opera Rollins students set the stage. LIFESTYLES, 6Neighborhood know-howTips from a Realtor on choosing the right place to call home. HOME MAGNIFIER, 9COMMUNITY BULLETIN ........... 4 CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 HOME MAGNIFIER .............. 9 CULTURE .................... 15 OPINIONS ................... 19 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 20 a new approach to realigning Lee Road on Monday hoping to out creating new ones. The City Commission held a work session to look at three potential realignments for street, U.S. Highway 17-92 to the south. drivers heading north and south on 17-92 along with others trying to head further east on Webster Avenue from Lee Road. A project to extend Lee Road has been on the Florida Department of Transportations to-do list since 2003, back when they conducted a Preliminary Development and Environment study suggesting a realignment punch ing the road through to Denning Drive and Railroad Avenue. UP Development from Nash ville recently had a study con ducted and proposed a similar alignment of their own referred to as Alignment A connecting to Carver Street. The developer had pushed for that study in 2003 placed near their future Whole Foods Market lo cation along 1792. On Monday city staff presented the Commis sion with a new alternative, which extends Lee Road toward Denning before curving south and con necting to Web ster Avenue. The new route referred to as Alignment B came in re sponse to residents concerned neighborhoods to the north along Will the road run through it?City proposes alternate Lee Road extensionTIM FREED Observer staff Please see ROAD on page 2City says development size mattersWinter Park Commission votes down amendment to allow bigger buildingsTIM FREED Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2 407-740-0401 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERWinter Park Mayor Ken Bradley rings the bell to announce the arrival of SunRail, which lauched with ceremonies at each stop on April 30. See more photos of the commuter rails kickoff on page 11.PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThree options were on the table for Lee Road extension plans.Ringing in SunRail Ringing in SunRail

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Page 2 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Youre not really giving the development that opportunity to see what they can bring in and see what we can negotiate. City Commissioners voted down the changes 1-3. Mayor Ken Bradleys absence from the on the shoulders of Vice Mayor Steven Leary. A vote in support of the item would have tied the count at 2-2 and moved the item forward, but Leary instead chose to oppose the ordinance Leary had spoke in favor of the changes moments earlier, ibility. Theres a way to do it gracefully and I think if we can turn that over to staff and give them get what we want, Leary said. But Commissioner Carolyn Cooper showed concern over the ordinance, claiming that planned development should be limited and parking garages should be part of the FAR. Cooper said the compreareas to test that level of density without damaging residential areas or the city core. She said sticking to that concept is crucial to maintaining the desirability of Winter Park. What were now doing is we are saying that, Unless youre in the area from Pennsylvania to Interlachen and from Webster to Fairbanks, you are eligible for this planned development zoning, Cooper said. I believe we are opening the aperture way too wide. Cooper said planned devel opments are at risk of becoming even bigger when taking parking garages out of the FAR calculation, which ultimately determines a buildings size. The only thing that con trols the size of the building is the size of the building lot, Cooper said. More than a dozen Winter Park residents stepped forward prior to the City Commission vote to voice their disapproval and fear of widespread development in the city. Resident Linda Eriksson said that more developments of increased size would eventually turn Winter Park from extraordi nary to generic. I dont want this to become anywhere, USA, she said. I want us to stay a village. Resident Sally Flynn stepped before the podium holding a of her lost hope if the ordinance were to pass. This is for surrender, Flynn said. If any of these proposals are passed, I will put this white hope others will follow. This is showing that this town no longer belongs to the residents, but is in the hand of the developers and those who think money is more precious than Winter Park. Had the ordinance been passed, the changes would have gone for review from the state before coming back for a second approval from the City Commission in August, Stone said.ROAD | Cut-through traffic is issue No. 2DEVELOPMENT | Garages still countDenning Drive. One of the main advantages where we feel like this dogleg Works Director Troy Attaway said. It also severely alleviates the potential for people to travel north on Denning and impacting neighborhoods around Park Ave nue we heard that as a concern. FDOT approved of the alignment, but on the condition that left turns onto Webster from 1792 would be pro hibited, Attaway road and Webster would be pro posed by the city as well. But City Commissioner Caro lyn Cooper said the city shouldnt be so quick to extend Lee Road, which she believed could cause neighborhoods. The completion of the Ravaudage planned development nearby could offset the extension, she said, bringing in 3,200 more peak hour trips to the Lee Road inter section. For me, to jump right to cut ting through our neighborhoods really gives me heartburn, Cooper said. If were going to make this decision, lets make sure we completely understand. lights, she said, might be a better solution. Mayor Ken Bradley said the Lee Road intersection and the cutshould be treated as separate is sues. Cars cut ting through neighborhoods could be given a study all its own, he said. I dont know how much of its caused by this in tersection and I dont know how intersection, Bradley said. Rav audage has just one restaurant to it and were complaining about City Commissioners eventu ally agreed that Alignment B had the most potential of the three op tions and should be sent to FDOT as their primary choice. The City Commission will be presented with a resolution for mally supporting the alignment at a future meeting date, City Man ager Randy Knight said. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Thursday, May 8, 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 Presented by: Friday May 23, Concert 6pm 10pm Sat May 24, Festival 10am 6pm BBQBLOWOUT.orgLocated at 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. If were going to make this decision, lets make sure we completely understand.I believe we are opening the aperture way too wide.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 3May 12 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agen da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest:Mayors Report High School State Championships from 2014 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Community Champions Award Month can Occupational Safety and Health Week Non-action Items Consent Agenda 28, 2014. and contracts (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets) with National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for occupa tion of the new Winter Park train station located at 148 W. Morse Blvd.Public Hearings 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 Development: nance amending the Comprehen sive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use Des ignations of Commercial and Low Density Residential to Planned Development Future Land Use designation. ing Map to change the Commercial and Low Density Residential Dis trict designations to Planned Development District zoning. nance governing garbage collection service in the Center Street business corridor. ing support of an extension of Lee Road east of U.S. Highway 17-92 and turning south to intersect with Webster Avenue; authorizing the transmittal of this resolution to the Florida Department of Transportation. Orange County Board of County Commissioners to extend the life of sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityof winterpark.org/cclive to easily stay Sustainability Action Plan surveyIn 2008, the city adopted a reso 2011, Winter Park achieved the the citys commitment to being green. Now the city is striving to reach Platinum Level status and has developed a draft Sustainabil ity Action Plan to help reach that goal. Currently in draft form, the city is looking for public input to timately help the city have a more sustainable future. Please help the city shape this plan by sharing your feedback at one or more of the fol lowing opportunities: Sustainability Action Plan Sur vey at cityofwinterpark.org/SAP June 30. Sustainability Action Plan Pub lic Forum p.m., Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave. The Sustainability Action Plan is designed to address seven core areas: 1. Community engagement and green economy 2. Waste diversion and recycling 3. Mobility and urban form 4. Buildings, energy and water 5. Natural resources and sys tems 6. Local food and agriculture 7. Local government operations For more information regarding the Sustainability Program or the action plan, please visit the citys org/sustainability or call 407-5993364. Art in Chambers exhibition featuring Sarah AliThe city of Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board is proud to an nounce the newest Art in Cham bers exhibition featuring paintings by Sarah Ali. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in City Hall Commission Chambers and the adjacent Chapman Room, at Winter Park City Hall located at 401 S. Park Ave. The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Sept. 8. Alis entry into the world of art was one that found her and almost saved her. Diagnosed with Lupus, she was encouraged to paint by her uncle Jamali one of the most re spected contemporary artists of to day. Ali soon realized that painting was an act of meditation that brings about a great sense of euphoria and harmony. This collaboration of emotion is what she ultimately hopes to achieve. Art in Chambers, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advi sory Board, showcases works by lo cal artists or works borrowed from local museums. For more informa tion regarding Art in Chambers, please call 407-599-3498. Winter Park to celebrate Farmers Market 35th anniversary The city of Winter Park is proud to announce the Winter Park Farm ers Market 35th Anniversary Cel ebration will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The Farmers Mar ket is located at 200 W. New Eng land Ave. Festivities will include door prizes, live music, vendor discounts, free market bags, and kid-friendly activities such as facepainting, a bounce house and more. A doggie fashion show will be held on the 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 Commissioner 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 and please call 407-599-3275. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Market milestone Walk with a doc.Step into FREE tness fun. Every Thursday | 6:00 pm Crosby YMCA | 2005 Mizell Avenue | Winter Park, FL 32792 FREE T-SHIRT! HCF-14-18815 For more information, call (407) 303-1700 or visit HealthyCentralFlorida.org.

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Page 4 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MAY 8The Winter Park History Museum is proud to unveil its latest exhibition, Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park, and will be hosting a grand open ing party on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Winter Park History Museum and Farmers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Whole Foods, YumYum Cupcakes and Sassafras Sweet Shoppe are among those in-kind spon sors who will be providing hors doeuvres and a decadent selection of sweets and treats. This is a free event and will include family-friendly activities. The classic lm Mary Poppins will return to the silver screen at 8 p.m. May 8 at Winter Parks Central Park as part of the Popcorn Flicks series presented by the Enzian theater. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket or some chairs and enjoy free popcorn as you enjoy cinema under the stars.MAY 10The American Lung Associations Fight for Air Run/Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. May 10 at Harbor View Park in Baldwin Park. Its a 5K or 1 mile, for runners or walkers. Come out and run for a cause. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Visit lunga.org for more information. Its Disneys Frozen at Maitlands Movie in the Park this month. Its at 8 p.m. May 10 at Quinn Strong Park. Bring a blanket, chairs or a picnic basket. Join the Maitland Public Library on Satur day, May 10, for Free Comic Book Day! This event is free and open to the public, and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featur ing completely free comic books, snacks, crafts, a superhero movie marathon and our special guests: Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion. The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer Star Wars re-enactment group that uses only the highest qualities costumes. They will be there from 2 to 4 p.m. Dont miss it! The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Plan etarium at Seminole State College of FAMILY CALENDAR Attention scholarship seekers Rollins College and the Hispanic Heri tage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando recently announced the establishment of a partnership to award one full-tuition scholarship each year to a new student entering at the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins in the fall under the Rollins Eve ning Emerging Leaders Scholarship Pro gram. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition up to ve academic years from the time of the award or until graduation, whichever occurs rst. The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate adult student seeking a degree within the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College. Scholarship ap plicants must live within a 60-mile radius of Rollins College and be a Florida resi dent. Although a goal of both partners is to increase the number of Hispanic stu dents at Rollins College, the scholarship award will be made based on applicant qualications, not ethnicity or racial char acteristics. To learn more about the Rollins College REEL Scholarship and other scholarship offerings at the Hamilton Holt School, please visit http://bit.ly/1nhmf1O. Applications for the REEL scholarship are due May 31. Calendar MAY 9 Good Morning Winter Park will feature Dick Batchelor from the Change 4 Kids charity and Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Net working begins at 7:45 a.m. MAY 15Leadership Winter Park will present a Graduation Celebration Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Cen ter, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. The speaker will be Belvin Perry Jr. chief judge of Floridas Ninth Judicial Circuit. Its time to network and have fun at the Business After Hours event at Wells Fargo, 275 S. New York Ave. in Winter I am Reminded of Moms LoveWhenever I Have Apple Pie.On Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, Glen Haven Memorial Park will offer a FREE Apple Pie to families who visit the Cemetery between 12pm 4pm. A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for ve people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. -Tenneva Jordan Supplies are limited to the rst 100 families. 2300 Temple Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-647-1100 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.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. Contact your area center for detailsCenter for Independent Living in Central Florida720 North Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) :: 407-623-1185 (tty)Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties220 South 9th Street Leesburg, FL 34748 352-323-0757 (v) :: 352-323-9106 (tty) Florida will hold the 2014 Star Party on Saturday, May 10, in honor of Astronomy Day. The Star Party will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The event will include food trucks and telescope viewings. There will also be several planetarium presentations inside the dome and outside under the stars. Admission to the event is free. There will be plenty of space in the Star Party area for visitors to bring chairs and blankets. The event will take place in the faculty and staff parking lot adjacent to build ing B and the planetarium, just off Col lege Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The planetarium is located in B-117 (building B) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360.Park. Its only $5 for Winter Park Chamber members and $15 for non-members to eat, drink and get to know the business community after work. Its from 5:30 p.m. onward on May 15. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MAY 16Want to learn how to negotiate in busi ness? Its coming up at the Small Busi ness Education Series from the Winter Park Chamber. Mark Van Valkenburgh will walk you through effective negotiation techniques that also help build relationships. Its from 8:15 to 9 a.m. on May 16 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Visit win terpark.org for more information. May 17Nicole Curtis, star of the DIY and HGTV Networks Rehab Addict will headline the eighth annual James Gamble Rog ers Colloquium on Historic Preserva tion. The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Friends of Casa Feliz. The Colloquiums morning session will be held at the Tiedtke Auditorium at Rol lins College from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Curtis speaking on the topic Restore, Repurpose, Reuse! Her lecture will be punctuated with visual, real-life examples from her hit television show. After a lunch break, the program will resume with a tour of some of Winter Parks love liest remodeled historic homes, mostly located in the Virginia Heights and For rest Hills neighborhoods. Shuttle buses will be provided by Mears Transportation. Full details and registration information are available on the Casa Feliz website, casafeliz.us. Cost of attendance for the days events will be $50 per ticket.Community Bulletin

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 5 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Emergency Medical Services WeekEmergency Medical Services is an essential component of the services provided by our Fire/ Rescue Department that makes our community stronger and more resilient. Each year, Mait lands Fire/Rescue Department responds to 2,900 medical or trauma related calls annually and transports more than 1,000 patients to local hospital emer gency rooms. The members of the Fire/Rescue team engage in thousands of hours of special ized training to enhance their lifesaving skills and become the best care providers pos sible. Each and every hour of every day, Maitlands citizens emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and our EMS Director Dr. Todd Husty, perform for our community. Dr. Husty has been providing exceptional and innovative medical direction for the Maitland Fire Department for the past 25 years. His dynamic leadership has enabled Maitland paramedics to provide superior quality emergency medical cus tomer service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of the city of Maitland. This years theme: EMS: the idea that EMS practitioners (EMTs and paramedics) have made a lifelong commitment to uphold and provide the highest standards of EMS service to oth ers. So, to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-today lifesaving services as medi cines front line to the citizens and visitors of the city of Mait land, the city has proclaimed the week of May 18 through May 24 as Emergency Medical Services Week and invites all residents to stop by Fire Station No. 45 on In dependence Lane or Fire Station No. 47 on Fennell Street, to meet your emergency medical pro viders and to tour the facilities. While you are at it, have your blood pressure checked for free! By Fire Chief Kim Neisler, Maitland Fire/Rescue DepartmentNational Police WeekEach year the nation honors year, National Police Week will be held May 12 to 16. As part of this important week, Tuesday, May 13, will be the 25th annual candlelight vigil that will be held at the site of the National Law rial in Washington, D.C. Local events are also planned in Or ange County. Each year more than 60,000 resulting in more than 16,000 Maitland are not immune to this violence as several of our have paid the ultimate price for protecting us. Unfortunately, Florida is once again one of the states with the most deaths, and Central Florida has proven to be the most dangerous place to po lice in Florida. Orange County is in the line of duty.swer more than 26,000 calls for service each year and are on duty 24 hours a day 365 days a year to keep us safe. The city of Maitland is doing its part by proclaiming the week of May 12 through May 16 as National Police Week in the city of Maitland. By Deputy Chief of Police Bill McEachnie, Maitland Police DepartmentHonoring rst responders City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $2 billion during the last two years.Winter Park Banking Center 976-A Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 321-441-8404 Downtown Orlando Banking Center 355 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 407-283-6000 Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0425-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 4/28/14 5:30 PM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMaitland will honor its rst responders for two weeks in May with Emergency Medical Services Week and National Police Week.

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Page 6 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles How am I going to compete with the disco ball? asked Rachael Marino during rehearsal for the upcoming Florida Opera Theatre production of Leonard Bernsteins Trouble in Tahiti. Youre not, replied the director Eric Pinder with a wicked grin. The disco ball has top billing. Thats the way it always is, said Marino, laughing. Marino plays the female lead Dinah a 1950s-era wife and mother, discontent in her personal life. But unlike her character, Marino the workaday world in 2011 to focus fully on her musical career. I grew up dreaming about a career in musical theater, she said. It wasnt until I got to college that I discovered opera. Opera is like musical theater on steroids. For me, its very real, the intensity of emotion is what I Marino glances around the room while rehearsing an intense scene as if looking for sympathy, of her character. Dinahs exasperareached its peak. Just like real life, opera doesnt require a happy ending, Marino said. I think thats what I like about it, its raw and real. band Sam a moody man caught up in his own interests, ignorant of the needs of his wife and family. Preisser grew up in Apopka as the son of educators in a self-professed sports family an unlike ly beginning for an up-and-coming opera star. I took chorus and piano because it was what my mom wanted me to do, Preisser said. Besides, there were a lot of girls there. A fact that proved all too true when Preisser later met his future wife in the music program at Florida State University. Preisser appears to be the oppo site of his character as well family takes priority, he said. He returned to Florida after grad school in Tex as to be close to home. Sitting alone on the sidelines, he quietly goes over his music as he waits his entrance in the next scene. His turn on set arrives and he asks several questions, making his own suggestions and displaying the attention to detail that makes his performance so believable. Director Eric Pinder welcomes such collaboration. I like to listen to actors suggestions, he said. The singers bring things I never thought of. Twitching his high top Converse sneakers to the beat of the music, Pinder takes notes as the performers rehearse the last few scenes in the one-act opera. His suggestions at this point are like icing on the cake, smoothing over any rough spots, encouraging and tweaking as needed. There is a beautiful irony to this opera, its about regu lar people with relationship issues, something we can all relate to, Pinder said. Because of its modern themes and the fact that it is written in English, it is a very accessible opera, something even non-opera fans can get into. The show will open with operas greatest hits followed by Trouble in Tahiti, giving the audience a taste of operas great variety. Morgan Davis, Anthony Ciaramitaro and Sean Stork make The trio adds a touch of irony and humor to the production, breaking in at inopportune mo ments with bursts of song, remi niscent of early television commer cials. On stage their voices harmonize perfectly as one voice. Off stage they check their phones, laugh together and kid around like old friends. The easy camaraderie may be due in part to the time both Davis and Ciaramitaro spend together on campus at Rollins. Davis is a professor of voice and Ciaramitaro is a music perfor mance major. At 22, Ciaramitaro sings and acts well beyond his years, dis playing a maturity and grace one would equate to more experienced performers. Perhaps thats because he spends so much time performing all over town. Ill go anywhere theyll have me, Ciaramitaro said. Just to keep singing. He started as a choirboy in seventh grade, singing all the way through middle school and high school before auditioning for Rol lins and Miami. Rollins won out of course, so here I am, he said. Ciaramitaro may be the shortest one on stage, but he makes up for it with his impressive range, reach ing up into the higher octaves with ease. Mingling with his fellow per formers, one would think he was a seasoned pro. Opera feels like home to me, PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERSingers both students and professionals team up for Opera performances throughout Orlando.Opera offers musical theater on steroidsALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see OPERA on next page 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. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 7said Ciaramitaro, a senior set to graduate in May. I sing everywhere, because I love it. Ive performed in churches, Springs, with The Villages Philhar monic, the Bach Festival Society. Im in three ensembles at Rollins. I dont have a regular job; singing is it for me. Davis may teach at Rollins, but for now shes the student, listen ing, watching and learning from her director and fellow performers. Doing this makes me a better teacher, the things I learn here, I put right back into my students, she said. I feel blessed to be doing both, [teaching and performing]. Its nice to see both sides. As Pinder wraps up the re hearsal for the night, he congratu lates the entire cast on a successful evening. Were almost there guys; in just a few days, this thing is on stage and all this hard work will pay off, he said. Despite their different backgrounds and career paths, all have their love of performance, especial ly opera, in common. for the entire cast when he said, Its a big risk to put yourself out there and its very gratifying to me to have made it. What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than with a tea party at Casa Feliz?! Fourth-gener ation Floridian Cora Boyett Evans was the center of attention as friends and family from near and far gathered on April 23. A festive tea was especially appropriate, as Cora co-hosted and created her special sandwiches for annual tea parties for the Rollins Womens Association for years. For this party, Arthurs exceptional cater ing prepared the treats. With a remarkable memory and a natural gift for storytelling, Cora entertained friends with recollections of her personal Florida history. The stories began with her grandparents move by wagon from Cassia to Terra Ceia Island, on the southern shore of Tampa Bay, after the terrible freeze of 1895. Coras father became an overseer of extensive vegetable farms as well as the shipping operation for Ruskin tomatoes on the mainland. Even though he had just a thirdgrade education, he was deter go to college. Cora was the oldest, and was able to attend Florida State College for Women (now FSU) in 1931 in spite of the challenges of the Depression. She is grateful for the assistance of a 4H scholarship, work at the school, packing house. With a degree in home economics, she took a teaching job in Macclenny, which she remembers as the most forgotten place in the world. Her principal was a wonderful man who introduced her to the love of her life, Ross Evans. His persistent courtship led to marriage in 1936, with the wedding in the house her father built on Terra Ceia. Their love of travel and exploration of unfamiliar places began early in their marriage, as they spent summers in New York so Ross could complete a Masters degree in accounting at Columbia. They lived in New Orleans, Atlanfor a year while Ross taught at OPERA | Rollins teacher takes lessons from fellow performers CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGECora Boyett Evans celebrates her 100th birthday ANN HICKS MURRAH Guest writer MAY 10 & 11, 9AM-4PM Lake Morton, LakelandFree Art Festival 160+ artists, Childrens Art Tent, Live Entertainment on Library Lawn, Free Admission to Polk Museum of ArtMayfaire Saturday Night5-11PM Lake Mirror Promenade Free Street Party & Live Band 5K at 7PM, Fireworks at 9PM Take I-4 East to Lakeland Exit 33. Free Parking at Florida Southern College & Free Shuttles to Lake Morton Law OfficesFrost Van den BoomPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Wards Air Conditioning WUSF RIS Southern Homes Lakeland Runners Club Ledger Media Group The Terrace VSA Arts of Florida-Polk County800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland 863.688.7743 Polk MuseumofArt.org/MayfaireWilliam Kidd, Full Bloom, 2013 A Conversation with Floridas Legislative Leadership Presented by: Thursday,May 22, 201411:30 a.m. Registration & Networking 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program Facilitated by Orlando Sentinel columnist ScottMaxwell Featuring: Senator Andy Gardiner Representative Steve Crisafulli Reservations at www.winterpark.org Supported by: WINTER PARK POLITICAL UPDATE Performances with the Orlando Philharmonic of La Traviata will be Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 11, at 2 the University there. In 1949 they moved to Winter Park and Ross began his career at Rollins College, continuing full-time for more than 30 years as a much admired and appreciated professor. In the 1950s Cora taught home economics again, this time at Winter Park High School. She appreciated the classroom equipment, which was much improved job in Macclenny. She has fond memories of the students, many of whom still live here and welcome her to their reunions. With Rosss work at Rollins and his CPA practice in Orlando and their thrifty habits, Ross and Cora were able to take long trips dur ing college vacations. Before his death in 2004, they were pleased to be able to establish scholarship endowments at the three schools that were so important in their lives: Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Rollins Crummer Business School. In 1962 an unanticipated request from a friend, to provide a short period of shelter for a child whose family couldnt care for him, led to the adoption of a beloved son, Howard. He; Coras niece Marilyn Annan; and two Colado and Dodi Fox, planned the celebration. While great-nephew Walker Hamby attended Rollins in 2006, he conducted a long interview with Cora, and then gave the recording to the Rollins archives. In it Cora refers to the personal history that Ross wrote, titled The Story of My Life So wonderful that if I could live it over, I would not change a thing. Cora agreed. As I think back I really dont know how I could have been any more blessed. I always said that if I didnt have anything special happen to me after I was 21, I had been so blessed with my mother and my father and my upbringing and living at Terra Ceia Island, it had been all such a wonderful experience. Add to that four years at FSCW, 67 years as Mrs. Ross Evans, and the Rollins family years. It is still a wonderful life!

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 9Its an age-old adage. You know the one: location, location, location. Switch on any of those home buying shows and youll probably see a happy couple calmly sorting through three charming but unique ly differ ent homes in three different neighbor hoods in the same city and picking one by the end of the half hour. Oh that it were so easy! Not that it sometimes isnt, however. I just had the pleasure of helphome right here in Maitland, home we saw. There are many so-called lucky buyers like that in todays market. Only luck doesnt have much to do with it. While we are still in what is considered by most to be a sellers market with about four and a half months of avail able housing inventory in the greater Orlando area, rates are still relatively low and buyers do have options. So how does one end up as lucky as my aforementioned buyers, and how to determine where to buy? The questions are directly connected, to each other and to the success of buying a home that is right for you and efdeal in my decade in real estate, Were not in a hurry. Wed like lando area and well buy whatever the best deal is. We dont have a particular neighborhood that we favor and can take our time. Taking your time when buying a home is important and perhaps not in the way most homebuyers initially consider. Another familiar request is What is the best neighborhood for my family to live in? The and your needs. There are fair housing regulations that pro hibit Realtors from steering consumers toward certain areas or scaring them away from others by proclaiming neighborhoods to be either good or bad, and I think thats a good thing. Today the data consumers want is available on the World Wide Web and I think its a great idea for anyone buying a home to do some digging online. What I also advise my buyers to think about when picking a location is what they will want from their neighborhood. Create your own personal wish list and go from there. Do you want a short commute? Is walking to the park and the grocery help you see the surrounding WalkScore.com ranks areas by their walkability. Is your child in a particular school and you would like to keep them there? The school they attend or the county it is situated in will have a website where you can enter your potential address to check if its within range. Your agent can also assist you in learning the current boundaries for your childs school. Once you have a location wish list, make one for your future home. Focus on the one story or two, house or con do, pool or no pool, garage and square footage. Once you have the more permanent feature requirements out of the way paint. I personally love Pinter est for creating boards where I pin architecture, home dcor and design ideas. Remember, cosmetic items are far easier to change than adding on a room, because you dont like the paint color or carpet. Knowing exactly what you want increases exponentially vents time being wasted looking at homes you would never consider. A little forethought goes a long way here. Finding partner or success. The lucki est people are the ones who do their homework and know what they want. Ill end things with another famous quote from the philosopher Seneca, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or Chris tinaSellsOrlando.com Serving Central Florida Over 33 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: SPACIOUS DOMMERICH ESTATES POOL HOME PARK GROVE BEAUTY W/ POOL CLOSE TO PARK AVE. MASTERFULLY DEISIGNED ON QUIET WP STREET DOMMERICH ESTATES NEW CONSTRUCTION (READY IN JUNE) We improve the lives of the people we serve. SPACIOUS DOMMERICH ESTATES PARK GROVE BEAUTY W/ POOL MASTERFULLY DEISIGNED DOMMERICH ESTATES NEW Choosing the right tree for your familys nest Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate For more information about these or other listings, please contact407-222-6059 Barbara@FannieHillman.comJeff & Barbara Friedman Top Producers 310 W Lake Sue 100 S Interlachen #410 $245,000 831 Wilkinson Street $469,000 SOLD NEW PRICE NEW LISTINGFriedman & FriedmanAward Winning Real Estate Service

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Page 10 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Pssst. Mothers Day is com ing on May 11. With busy spring schedules on family calendars, its not too early to begin preparations to pamper Mom. Why not start her day by serv ing a memorable breakfast in bed? Find a large tray to hold her breakfast and other thoughtful items. (If you dont have a tray, a large and sturdy rimmed cookie sheet also works.) Think of the tray as an empty canvas that your kids mentos and moms favorite things. Just as you would tablescape a dining-room table with pretty fancy meal, start collecting special objects now to decorate the tray. Call it trayscaping anything and everything thats small and special to mom, goes. Here are some sim ple ideas to help you prepare for a bright start to her day: A mini bouquet of spring blooms arranged in her favorite teacup will look fresh and springy. Itll be just what she needs to tuck a small herb plant in a painted growing and giving. A variety of special nature and hikes in the woods or along If your child has a nature nook in her bedroom displaying her collec tions, she can put them on loan from her museum to decorate the tray. Twist a piece of soft birch bark to create a napkin ring. Set a pinecone, feathers and a small Weave a mini paper banner with Mom printed or stamped in the center onto a stick or pussy-willow branch. Anchor it in a jar of sand or pebbles. croissant or pastry from her favor ite bakery. Spoon marmalade or jam into a tiny dish and set it to the side. Or, use a real clam seashell collected at the beach as an eyecatching container. Serve moms favorite juice in one of the kids baby cups, all shined and polished. On Mothers Day morning, present the tray and play her fa vorite CD, or make her a mix with a personalized playlist typed on a colorful label. Frame a photo of side the clear plastic case.Donna Ericksons award-winning series Donnas Day is airing on public television nationwide. Find more family recipes and activities at donnasday. com and a link to the new Donnas Day Facebook page. Her latest book is Donna Ericksons Fabulous Funstuff for Families. 2014 Donna Erickson. Distributed by King Features Synd. rfnttt brnttt trffnttt tt Closed $10.6 Million in 2013 rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbfftrttnttt rnttt ffrtnttt trffnttt fbrfnttt The Hauser Team Earning your business and keeping your trust. K i m K H a u s e r R h o n d a H H u n t e r R o n a l d D H a u s e r 30 Years of Sales and Marketing Expertise #1 Office Statewide 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Buying, Selling or Relocating ...call the team with the proven results. Did you know that 23% of Florida sales are from INTERNATIONAL BUYERS? We offer exposure through: 756 Websites 57 Countries In 19 Languages Serve breakfast in bed on Mothers Day

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 11 INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerPamela RyanRealtor Broker Assoc.407.645.4321 Windsong $998,000 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,380 SF Winter Park $1,500,000 4 BR | 3 BA | 4,511 SF Winter Park $1,095,000 .67 Acres | 150 x 207 PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVEROn the day before SunRails rst day of service on May 1, local mayors took turns ringing ceremonial bells to announce the com muter rail services arrival in Central Florida.SunRail Bell Ringing SunRail Bell Ringing rrfntrfbfff ffrrfffffrff rrbfrrfrfrfnrrf fnrn frrffrffbfrnrrr rnrrbfrfrfnffnrn ffnffrf rfrrnbfrnr fnrr fffrfffrrrbnnff rnfrfnr rbffrbrffrffrf tffffrrrrfr frfnrnffnbfrn r frfnfrrfbnrfr ffffbfffffbfrn rrfffrrfffrf ff ffrffrnffbffffr fffffnrrfrr bnrfrrfffrfrrrnf rrffrrtffrcitynational.com

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Page 12 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Parks Windsong Lake Conway Beauty Winter Park Charm THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. PENDING NEW PRICE Vincent Scarlatos 407-718-2378vscarlatos@oldetownbrokers.comwww.vincentscarlatos.com Stephen DeCristo 321-277-7499sdecristo@c .rr.com www.stephendecristo.comMore than 20 years of combined local Real Estate Sales experience.206 South Park Avenue, Suite B Winter Park, FL 32789 www.oldetownbrokers.comJUST SOLD. JUST LISTED. JUST EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.The seamless accomplishment of your real estate goals is our priority. Entrust us as your Realtor team to represent your best interests. WE KNOW BALDWIN PARK WINNER JUST LISTED LISTING SOON SOLD SOLD3867 Ethan Lane 3827 Haws Lane 2092 Shaw Lane 4049 Wardell Place 3867 Ethan Lane 3827 Haws Lane 2092 Shaw Lane 4049 Wardell Place Q: My mothers house has an old wooden swing on the front porch that we enjoyed as kids. But it doesnt look very safe anymore the wood seems to be rotting, the paint has mostly peeled off, and it doesnt swing straight. Is it worth convincing her to replace it? David H., via email A: That depends on a couple of factors, besides convincing your mom to let you replace it. One, is there enough interest among the family to continue to have a porch swing? And two, is the porch struc turally sound enough to safely put up a new swing? The reason I ask is that older homes, while probably pretty sturdy, may have developed hid den problems structurally. Porches usually are built outside any present a threat to the house itself, but they are sometimes built with deteriorate faster. Theres nothing more embarrassing than putting up a sturdy, heavy porch swing only to have to anchor bolts tear out of a rotting beam, dumping out the swings occupants. Have a construc tion professional who specializes in outside attachments like decks and porches inspect and evaluate the condition of the porch. Tell him your plans to replace the swing and ask about the best places from which to anchor it. Another option: If the porch doesnt check out, or if you or your mom simply doesnt want a swing on the porch, try a freestanding swing in the yard. Again, look for a sturdy, durable model with good sup ports that will stand up to outdoor weather for several years. Q: My kids have discovered ever, its been kind of rough on my the front door, where they come in and take off their skates. There are a lot of scuffs, scratches and dings. Any way I can get rid of them? And is there a way to prevent these scratches? Tammy in Baltimore A: The fastest way to reduce those scratched areas by the front door is to make the kids take off their skates outside. And while Im sure you already have a mat just inside the door, consider buying one that is much wider so that outside dirt and sand will land on the mat Without an idea of how bad the scratches and scuffs are, I cant say exactly how you should resolve the problem. So Ill tell you how to deal with a few scratches, and how to deal with a bigger problem. By Samantha MazzottaDodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through.Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013 Moms porch swing showing its age PHOTO COURTESY OF STOCK.XCHGE Check on the structure of your homes porch for hidden problems before installing a new swing. Please see HAMMER on page 14

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 13Orlandos housing market took springtime sales hop in March, taking place in March than in Feb ruary. Normal transactions led Buyer demand is continuing to also drive increases in the areas median price. The overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) for the month percent increase over the February In addition, the March median price in March 2013. Orlandos overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) has recorded percent since July 2011. ( ( Each individual sales type and home type saw a median price increase in March. Normal sales percent jump, while the median percent and foreclosures increased ( ( percent when compared to March of last year, and the median price of condos increased 12.83 percent. ( ( Completed salesMembers of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association homes (all home types and all sale types combined) that closed in percent compared to March 2013 ( ( Normal home sales increased to March 2013 and now make up Closings of short sales decreased of foreclosures decreased 3.99 percent. ( ( Orlando Regional Realtor As sociation Chairman Zola Szerenc ses, RE/MAX 200 Realty, says the percentage of foreclosure closings is expected to rise in the near future due to a tremendous injec tion of foreclosures into inventory over the past few months. For example, in March the number of foreclosures available for purchase March 2013, explains Szerencses. For buyers who have struggled Orlandos tight inventory and who have been worn down by competi tion and bidding wars, foreclo sures represent a new avenue of opportunity. ( ( while condo sales decreased 28.01 percent. Compared to last month, ( ( Homes of all types spent an before coming under contract listing price. In March 2013 those percent, respectively. ( ( The average interest rate paid by Orlando homebuyers in March month, homebuyers paid an aver this month last year, homebuyers paid an average interest rate of ( ( Pending sales der contract and awaiting closing of pending sales lower than it was in March 2013 percent higher than it was in February ( ( Short sales made of pending sales Normal properties percent of pend owned properties percent. ( ( InventoryThe number of existing homes (all sales types and all home types combined) that were available percent above that of March 2013, properties over last month. ( ( when compared to March of 2013, while condo inventory is up by duplexes, townhomes and villas is Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales homes in Orlando for March. supply last month.AffordabilityThe March affordability index affordability index of 99 percent means that buyers earning the 1 percent short of the income nec Sales hop kicks off the home-buying season PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThere were 17.28 percent more closings on home sales in March than there were in February of this year. Please see ORRA on page 14

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Page 14 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Michael FlurkeyCOMMERCIALrfrntr brrbrbrfRESIDENTIALrrffrfr brrnfrf rrfrf rfrf bbrfrf br www.orlandohomecontractor.com321-388-5680License #CBC1254564 | License #CCC1328753 DEAR PAWS CORNER: My golden retriever mix Benny seems to be drinking a lot more water late ly. Every time were near a water dish or a running tap he is lapping water like crazy. This doesnt seem normal, even though the weather is now much warmer. What could be wrong? Lane Y., Columbia, Md. DEAR LANE: While it could just be excess thirst due to the hot weather, anytime you feel some thing is not right with your pet, you should act on that feeling. I recom mend taking Benny in to see the veterinarian as soon as possible. A number of health issues can cause excessive water drinking among dogs and cats. Im not going to speculate about Bennys health, Diseases like diabetes can make pets thirsty, as can emergencies like bloat (which can occur in dogs that eat too much at once, and must be dealt with immediately by a veteri narian). A number of other condi tions can cause excessive thirst, too. The vet will check for any im mediate causes of concern, and may do blood tests to determine if any thing systemic is going on. If Benny seems OK, he will tell you to keep monitoring his water intake. You may want to keep a journal carry around a small notebook or use to jot down the time and place that Benny takes a drink and how long he drinks. You also might want to note any changes in Bennys coat, his behavior (overly excited or lethargic), or even if everything seems normal. If Bennys excessive drinking continues or worsens, his overall condition worsens, or if you still just dont feel right about how things are going, contact the vet again to continue testing and moni toring him. 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Our goal is always customer satisfaction!Call today for details 407-896-5520 SOLD NEW LISTING PENDING SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD PENDING HAMMER | Quick fixes for wood floorsORRA | Sales of existing homes dropped this year over lastYou can blend in minor surface scratches using a stain marker color. A video by The Rosebud Company (http://bit.ly/1rVFAn2) shows a couple of ways to blend in the color, particularly by blotting the marker on a cloth and then rub bing the cloth over the scratch to more seamlessly blend it in. For small dents where the wood is compressed downward slightly, you can try a couple of methods. to steam out the dent. (Always test in the test area turns white or very and a steam iron. Spritz a bit of water directly onto the dent, place the cloth on top, and with the iron on its maximum setting and the steam turned on, press it over the cloth and move in a small circular pattern for about a minute. Lift up the iron, check under the cloth, and then repeat the steps. A second method, particularly if youre worried about ruining the wood putty and stain it to match. Apply the putty one small amount at a time, smoothing it completely Then use a stain marker in a color matching the wood either apply directly to the putty or blot a cloth with the stain and dab or rub into the putty and surrounding area. Al low the area to dry undisturbed for at least a day. If the scratches and dents are deep and numerous, or if the wood is seriously damaged, warped or professional to evaluate the problem and provide an estimate for repairs. pact on a houses value, so take care of them and get professional help for a complex job.Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. home. Conversely, an affordability index that is over 100 means that than is necessary to qualify for a ( ( Buyers who earn the reported homes in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the local multiple listing service for ability in March decreased to 128.19 percent from last months who earn the reported median in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the local mul or less.Condos and town homes/ duplexes/villasThe sales of condos in the Orlando area were down 28.01 percent in March, with 311 sales CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Orlando homebuyers purchased percent decrease compared to the MSA numbersSales of existing homes within the entire Orlando MSA (Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties) in March were down by 12.19 percent when compared to March of 2013. Throughout the in March 2013. To date, MSA sales are down 10.18 percent. Each individual countys monthly sales comparisons are as follows: March 2013 March 2013 March 2013 March 2013 ORRA

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 15May 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 onstage 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 and popular work La Traviata. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Elizabeth Caballero and Brian Jadge will perform the lead roles. Verdis score contains some of the most beautiful music ever written, says Conductor Christopher Wilkins. Call 407770-0071 or visit orlandophil.orgMay 9 and 10 CFCArts presents Show Me Some Glee!Performed by young artists of the CFCArts Children and Youth Arts programs, songs from will be presented live on stage as these talented young performers hit the stage singing and dancing from the top of the charts. presented at Cornerstone Academy at 5903 Randolph Ave. in Or lando at 7 p.m. on May 9 and 10. Tickets are $10 each, and children age 12 and younger admitted free. Tickets are on sale at cfcarts. com/show-me-some-gleeJosh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 16 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 SCHOOL OF ROCK CHEFS GALA CFCARTS ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Special Programs: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. I Friday, May 16 at 11:30PM Special Programs: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. II Friday, May 16 at 11:30PM Cult Classics: GROUNDHOG DAY Tues 9:30 THE FINAL MEMBER A 2014 Florida Film Festival favorite comes to Enzian! Fri-Mon 9:15 Wed, Thurs 9:15 THE LUNCHBOXHELD OVER DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND FINAL WEEK! Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon-Thurs 6:30Saturday Matinee Classics: ON THE WATERFRONTSat 12PM

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Page 16 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer May 10 The School of Rock at BB Kings Blues ClubDemonstrating its concept that gets kids and adults rocking to the classics while perform ing live with their peers, the performance-based School of Rock will have young Orlandoarea musicians rocking on-stage at BB Kings Blues Club on May 10 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Oviedo School of Rock will give its students the opportunity to show fans what rock n roll is all about as 40 students, ages 8 to 18, perform live concerts featur ing the music of Queen (1 p.m.) and Jimi Hendrix (2:30 p.m.). BB Kings Blues Club is at Pointe Orlando at 9101 International Drive in Orlando. Visit oviedo. schoolofrock.comMay 10 The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center Im a big fan of galas where you learn something and thats only one of the more than 100 reasons why I love The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center. On May 10 at 7 p.m., we get to drink wine and learn about it too! This oenological odyssey, with presentations on wine growing and tasting, offers us the opportunity to sample world. Presented by Akerman and Southern Wine & Spirits, and featuring renowned wine educator Luis Torres, gourmet foods will be offered to accompany the wine selections. Call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.org/wineMay 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. Foodies and philanthropists come together to sample the creations of our regions top chefs, and thanks to the generosity of host Walt Disney World, 95 percent of all funds raised go directly to help those in need. Call 407-429-2129.May 11 The Fab Four The Ultimate Beatles Tribute With note-for-note rendi tions of Beatles songs, the Fab Four will make you think youre watching the real thing in an incredible stage show that includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles amazes audiences with recordperfect live performances of such classics as Cant Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Penny Lane, and CULTURE | Learn about wine and drink some too at the Science of Wine gala at the Orlando Science Center CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please see CULTURE on next page 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 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 Dr. Phillips 407-352-9733 Longwood 407-834-8895 Downtown 407-418-9818 THREE CONVENIENT CENTRAL FLORIDA LOCATIONS For Schedules, Pricing and to RegisterVisit OrlandoBalletSchool.orgPROGRAMS FOR DANCERS OF ALL AGES!Young Summer Dancers, Begins June 2 Ages 3-6 Jr. Intensive Dance Camp, Begins June 9 Ages 7-12Adult Classes Available at all Locations SUMMER P ROG RAMS BEG IN IN JUNE! SCIENCE OF WINE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 17Hey Jude. The show is set for May 11 at 8 p.m. at Plaza Live in Orlando, call 407-228-1220 or visit plazaliveorlando.comMay 12 Il Divo at Hard Rock Live Let the swooning begin Il Divo is headed to Hard Rock Live on May 12 to perform songs from Broadway drawn from their latest album, A Musical Affair. The multinational operatic vocal group includes French pop singer Sbastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marn, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Bhler. Having sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, Il Divo toured with Barbra Streisand and released A Musical Affair in 2013, giving that name to their current tour. Visit hardrocklive.com or call 407-351-5483. May 13 to 18 Ghost the Musical at the Bob Carr Musical delivers a visual experi ence that allows us to relive the magical moments from the Oscarwinning movie in a Broadway musical. In this adventure with the afterlife, well see holograms and back-screen projections, inanimate objects that move, and other amazing special effects accompanied by an original pop by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, this eye-poppingly brilliant musical is at the Bob Carr from May 13 to 18. Visit orlandobroadway.com May 14 to 27 The 23rd annual Orlando International Fringe FestivalThe wacky, weird and alwayswonderful Festival of plays called Fringe will present 100 perfor mance groups in Fringe 2014. The oldest, non-juried festival in the United States, the Orlando Inter national Fringe Festivals philosophy is to be 100 percent uncen sored, 100 percent non-juried, and 100 percent accessible. This celebration of the performing arts takes place at Loch Haven Park in the last two weeks of May offering uncensored performances, an outdoor stage, Visual Fringe Youll want to check the schedule for plays that are adults only and which ones are (age-appropriate) Kids Fringe! Visit orlandofringe. org for a complete schedule.May 15 to June 14 Redene Gallery presents Dualities within the CityArts Factory at 29 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando, will present Dualities, a twoperson show featuring paintings by artists Loaf Ninja and Chad Pollpeter. Both artists paint sub jects of a surrealistic nature with works focusing on concepts of time, life and death, beginnings and endings, religion and science. The public is invited to an opening reception set for May 15 beginning at 6 p.m. Call 407-648May 16 Cher comes to the Amway Center The original one-name diva Cher comes to the Amway Center on May 16. Nuff said. When I can write one syllable, and everyone in the world knows exactly who Im writing about, this is a celebrity who truly needs no introduction. So the simple fact is Cher will appear at the Amway Center in Orlando on May 16. Chers special guest Please see CULTURE on page 18CULTURE | Next week brings Il Divo and Cher to the stages of Orlando with one-night-only concert events CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE CHER GHOST THE MUSICAL

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Page 18 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Cyndi Lauper (in 2013) became Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award-winner for Best New Musical. Visit Amwaycenter.com May 16 to Aug. 29 Honoring, Gratitude and Guilt The art of Linda Brant Recent artwork by Linda Brant will be featured in an exhibit at the Winter Park Welcome Center with an opening on May 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit, titled showcases Brants multi-year investigation into the subject of honoring animals. Maps, diagrams, photographs and bone-sculptures coalesce as Brant presents us with the contradictions and inconsistencies in our treatment of non-humans. The Winter Park Welcome Center is at 151 W. Lyman Ave. Visit cityof winterpark.orgMay 16 to June 15 Star Wars Weekends at Disney an intergalactic event packed with out-of-this-world entertainment at Disneys Hollywood Studios on the weekends from encounter Star Wars characters for special shows, presentations, and autographs by joining host James Arnold Taylor (the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi). New adven tures include intergalactic dining and a state-of-the-art evening elements. Visit disneyworld.comMay 17 The James Gamble Rogers Colloquium on Historic Preservation Networks Rehab Addict, will headline the eighth annual James Historic Preservation set for May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Casa Feliz, the morning session will be held at Rollins College with Curtis speaking on the topic Restore, Repurpose, Reuse! After lunch, the program will resume with a tour of Winter Parks loveliest remodeled historic homes. (Shuttle buses provided). At $50 per ticket, registration informa tion is available at casafeliz. squarespace.comMay 17 The music of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, and Blood Sweat & Tears May 17 is the date for the always popular Orlando Philhar monics annual outdoor concert at The Springs at Woodbridge Road in Longwood. This year the concert features the Orlando Philharmonic rocking to popular hits like Chicagos Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? and or 6 to 4, Blood Sweat & Tears Youre The One and Spinning Wheel and Earth Wind & Fire hits like Boogie Wonderland and Lets open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.CULTURE | Celebrate all things Star Wars select weekends at Disney theme parks CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 MOTHERS DAY EVEPARTY AT THE SHOP ON SATURDAY, MAY 10 FROM 10:30 5:30, WITH REFRESHMENTS, DOOR PRIZES AND SPECIALS.VISIT US TODAY AND TEST YOUR ABILITY TO RESIST TEMPTATION for generously supporting Thank you to Ben WeinerandNature, plants, animals, butteries, birds and a whole lot of summer fun await kids ages 5 to 12 at Mead Gardens Young Naturalist Summer Camp. Mead Botanical Garden Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-prot dedicated to the revitalization of Winter Parks urban oasis. One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFUN & EXERCISE SENIOR CLUB Every Monday 10am-12pm By Family Physicians Group May 12th Computer Club May 19th Movie Day May 26th Closed for Memorial Day Holiday CHAIR PILATES Friday, May 23rd 1:30pm-2pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.599.2522 CRAFTS & CONVERSATION Tuesday, May 13th 2pm 4pm By VITAS. Limited Seating RSVP 407.599.2522 HEALTH RELATED FREE EAR CLEANING & CHECKS! Wednesday, May 14th 3pm-4:30pm By Harmony Hearing RSVP 407.949.6737 INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE THE REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS ARE IN! Monday, May 12th & 19th 10am-1pm By Exit Real Estate Results Appointment Only 407.949.6714 AARP MEDICARE COMPLETE Tuesday, May 13th 2pm 3:30pm By LTC Advisors. RSVP 407-949-6722 LEGAL & FINANCIAL TRUTH ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING Tuesday, May 20th 2pm-4pm By The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAID PLANNING Tuesday, May 20th 9:30am-12noon By The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 WOMENS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! FRIDAY, MAY 16TH 10AM 2PM GUEST SPEAKERS, FASHION SHOW & DOOR PRIZES HOSTED BY ONE SENIOR PLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLICCalendar of Events May 2014 ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC STAR WARS WEEKENDS 145 West SR 46 Geneva, FL. 32732407-349-2200 Focal Point Landscape Nursery & Gift Shop SPRING CLEANING AT FOCAL POINT NURSERYLocated at the corner of CR 426 & SR 46 next to the Subway Marathon40% OFF GIFT ITEMS*MAY 8 MAY 11JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHERS DAY *SOME ITEMS EXCLUDED Patience Brewster Ornaments Hand-Crafted one-of-a-kind ornaments with personality! Mon Closed Tue-Fri 8:30am 6:00pm Sat 8:30am 5:00pm Mothers Day store hours: Open at 10:00 am and closing early 3:00 pm Starlite Originals Kittys Critters Tabletop Figurine Fans Glass Fusion Tableware & Decor Western Decor

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 19Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMay 5, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON Chris Jepson PerspectivesSex. Ha! Made you look. Humans live for sex. Literally and metaphorically. I think youd have to be dead or nearly so to have no interest in sex. That may not even be entirely true if necrophilia is to be believed. Even the dead participate, willingly. Well, thats a stretch. Ive even seen zombie movies about sexual attraction but it was, shall we say, merely rebound zombie sex. Is there sex after death? Well, as the song suggests, In heaven they have no beer thats why we . . No, this column is not about sex, its about aging. I was sprucing up recently for a party and hair. In my nose. Oh, the indignity of it all. unceremoniously, eyes watering, plucked it out. As if that will stem the tide. Ive been going gray hair-wise for 10 years, but since I hit age 65, all of me is fading to gray. Sigh. Actually, that is too strong a charac terization, the fading part. Ive never been a reluctant participant in life. A shrinking violet. Ask me (or not) and Ill give you my two cents. And then some. Its the luster that inevitably leaves one, away. That great Hollywood mind cinctly, Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably dont have that many good years left in me. Horrors! Yet, Im of the generation who coined, Over the Hill at 30. Women seriously argue that aging is much harder on them than it is for men. Theres a nuance at play here. Its about what constitutes beauty, when you have it and how gracefully you transition from youthful beauty to embracing the homily, Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. No, aging can be as unsettling for has always (and I mean always) been a premium on female beauty (See: Mar lowe, Was this the face that launchd a thousand ships ( And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? ( Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.) True, the physical equivalent for men handsomeness has never been the premium beauty bestows upon women. But diminishment nor is it any less a dis appointment for men. Why, I remember a time when I could work physically hard all day, shower and party to the wee hours. Now, its of heavy lifting, shower, a nap, and then party to the wee hours. Did I mention, nap? Alas, I am not the man I was at age 30. But its more than that. My face, I fear for my face. Some people are sinkers and some are saggers (skin tone), it turns out Im both a sinker and a sagger. Ive watched as slight creases have formed into deep craters at the corners of my mouth and I wonder, just what is the point of that? Im afraid to share the following with my younger readers for fear of frightening them. Kids: As you age you get ear hairs and graying nose consumption or anything else. Fortunately, my mind remains sharp, all the better, I tell myself, to remember what once was. Hmmm? What was it I said humans live for? Haha!50 shades of gray from sex to aging Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! American public was sharp enough to pick up on the slick removal of the true facts of the Benghazi affair from the news spotlight? This affair, of course, is covered up to shield Hillary Clinton from the blight of anything that might endan ger her planned run for president. In this upcoming campaign, expect more of this sort of propaganda that will include on-going protection by the media, for all of Hillarys past unfortunate missteps. The lady may well rue a thousand times in connection with the Benghazi affair having said the words, What difference does it make? Well, she may knew everything about everything that was. When I read Edgar Alan Poes The Purloined Letter in school, I asked Dad what purloined meant. Quick as a whip he said, Stolen. When something is stolen from you, it is distanced from you, and loin means afar in French. I said, Why didnt Poe use words that American kids could understand? Later I knew something about Poe because I often drove by the Richmond house he had lived in. But despite Poes big bunch of big words, it never quite occurred to me what all of them meant. At 12 I had written down 400 words on a tablet, words anything I thought I might want to say. Then I met the beauteous Magdalena and she said something like, It is coincidental that I should make your acquaintance just at the opportune time, for you have a simplicity that is enchanting for a complicated person like me. Thats when I sensed I would need a bigger vocabulary! Magdalena and I ran across each other often in school, and soon I found myself taking on her big nouns and verbs, and particularly her adjectives. Communication via human speech is really quite a mysterious invention. to comprehend what he said, how did you know what curious and comprehend meant? If the other person said, Im sorry about your misapprehension ... did you know what in heck she was talking about? It appears that we take on understanding of many abstract words by the dramatic situation in which they When I was a little kid, I said to my grandmother, I love peanut butter. She answered, You dont love peanut butter, you like it! You love people. You mean, I said, I dont love my dog? Yes, I guess you can love your dogbut not peanut butter! Niceties are nowadays often sloughed over in daily speech, but there is pretty good rea son to be careful about them in serious written communication. I often call my b.w. Darling pie, the most darling of all pies. She may smile a bit, but she hasnt divorced me yet. You Call Everybody Darling is worth singing sweetheart are words too often used on Broadway and in Hollywood. Actors seem to call each other darling even when its man to man. And, if its meant really caustically, one might even say, Listen, sweetheart... I seem to remember instances where James Cagney, Humsaid things like that to each other. Lauren Bacall made her introduction in movies famous with the words, just whistle. You know how to whistle dont you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow. With those words she snared Humphrey for life marriage, that is. Wind, Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn. Vivien Leigh had the last words saying, Ill think about that tomor row... Did her tomorrow ever come? Did Rhett come back? When asked, even author Margaret Mitchell would answer only, How should I know? home on Lake Maitland. We renewed our friendship with Chichina, who took care of the vittles a helpful person who makes life easier for our dear friend The curious art of conversation 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 Stopping undergrounding would be a step in the wrong directionBarrett M. Williams Letter Stop bury ing the electric system was like arguing against putting new tires on our old 1970 Ford Fairlane. Isnt it time to ditch the Fairlane and go to modern technology? Do you realize we are, or should be, just around the corner of implementing a new energy producing system? Can you imagine having a unit under your workbench in the garage, which produces all the electricity your home needs? No more smoke stack or nuclear energy plants. No more high tension lines disgracing our landscape. No more V-ing of our street canopy and beautiful oak trees. The ideas are there. The incentive to build such units is gaining ground. Electric cars are, now, where gas-guzzling cars were in 1920. Yes, we have a long way to go; but the future is within sight. Where is the modern day Thomas Edison? Put a prize of $1 billion to the inventor of a new, compact, but safe, energy system and you will have it in service within two decades. Donald L. ThompsonHumans live for sex. Literally and metaphorically. Communication via human speech is really quite a mysterious invention.

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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park residents wary of more development breathed a sigh of relief last Monday after a proposed change to the com prehensive plan, which could have opened the door for more development of a larger size, came down to a single vote by the City Commission. The amendment voted down by City Commissioners would have allowed all city property next to a four-lane road outside the box of prop erty surrounded by Fairbanks, Interlachen, Pennsylvania and Webster avenues to be zoned for planned developments, larger projects usually made up of mixed land uses. Other language from the ordinance would have excluded parking garages when calculat ratio (FAR), a regulated percent age of a buildings size com pared to its lot. The amendments were consultant Silvia Vargas study of the comprehensive plan last year. Planning and Community Development Director Dori Stone said the recommended changes would give develop to negotiate, allowing the City Commission a better chance of getting the developments they want. When you have the garage as part of the FAR, you never really are able to capitalize on the total FAR of that building, Stone said. You have to al locate some of that space to the parking garage. If were going to do that, then were really not truly getting a 200 percent FAR, youre really getting 150 or 130 or 100 percent FAR. USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 2. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! CHIHUAHUAS TAKE TO THE TRACK LIFESTYLES, 8 Opening an opera Rollins students set the stage. LIFESTYLES, 6 Neighborhood know-how Tips from a Realtor on choosing the right place to call home. HOME MAGNIFIER, 9 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 HOME MAGNIFIER ............... 9 CULTURE ..................... 15 OPINIONS .................... 19 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 20 a new approach to realigning Lee Road on Monday hoping to out creating new ones. The City Commission held a work session to look at three potential realignments for street, U.S. Highway 17-92 to the south. drivers heading north and south on 17-92 along with others trying to head further east on Webster Avenue from Lee Road. A project to extend Lee Road has been on the Florida Depart ment of Transportations to-do list since 2003, back when they conducted a Preliminary Devel opment and Environment study suggesting a realignment punch ing the road through to Denning Drive and Railroad Avenue. UP Development from Nash ville recently had a study con ducted and proposed a similar alignment of their own referred to as Alignment A connecting to Carver Street. The developer had pushed for that study in 2003 placed near their future Whole Foods Market lo cation along 1792. On Monday city staff present ed the Commis sion with a new alternative, which extends Lee Road toward Denning before curving south and con necting to Web ster Avenue. The new route referred to as Alignment B came in re sponse to residents concerned neighborhoods to the north along Will the road run through it? City proposes alternate Lee Road extension TIM FREED Observer staff Please see ROAD on page 2 City says development size matters Winter Park Commission votes down amendment to allow bigger buildings TIM FREED Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2 407-740-0401 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley rings the bell to announce the arrival of SunRail, which lauched with ceremonies at each stop on April 30. See more photos of the commuter rails kickoff on page 11. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Three options were on the table for Lee Road extension plans. Ringing in SunRail Ringing in SunRail

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Page 2 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Youre not really giving the development that opportunity to see what they can bring in and see what we can negotiate. City Commissioners voted down the changes 1-3. Mayor Ken Bradleys absence from the on the shoulders of Vice Mayor Steven Leary. A vote in support of the item would have tied the count at 2-2 and moved the item forward, but Leary instead chose to oppose the ordinance Leary had spoke in favor of the changes moments earlier, ibility. Theres a way to do it gracefully and I think if we can turn that over to staff and give them get what we want, Leary said. But Commissioner Carolyn Cooper showed concern over the ordinance, claiming that planned development should be limited and parking garages should be part of the FAR. Cooper said the compre areas to test that level of density without damaging residential areas or the city core. She said sticking to that concept is crucial to maintaining the desirability of Winter Park. What were now doing is we are saying that, Unless youre in the area from Pennsylvania to Interlachen and from Webster to Fairbanks, you are eligible for this planned development zon ing, Cooper said. I believe we are opening the aperture way too wide. Cooper said planned devel opments are at risk of becom ing even bigger when taking parking garages out of the FAR calculation, which ultimately determines a buildings size. The only thing that con trols the size of the building is the size of the building lot, Cooper said. More than a dozen Winter Park residents stepped forward prior to the City Commission vote to voice their disapproval and fear of widespread develop ment in the city. Resident Linda Eriksson said that more developments of increased size would eventually turn Winter Park from extraordi nary to generic. I dont want this to become anywhere, USA, she said. I want us to stay a village. Resident Sally Flynn stepped before the podium holding a of her lost hope if the ordinance were to pass. This is for surrender, Flynn said. If any of these proposals are passed, I will put this white hope others will follow. This is showing that this town no longer belongs to the residents, but is in the hand of the developers and those who think money is more precious than Winter Park. Had the ordinance been passed, the changes would have gone for review from the state before coming back for a second approval from the City Commis sion in August, Stone said. ROAD | Cut-through traffic is issue No. 2 DEVELOPMENT | Garages still count Denning Drive. One of the main advantages where we feel like this dogleg Works Director Troy Attaway said. It also severely alleviates the potential for people to travel north on Denning and impacting neighborhoods around Park Ave nue we heard that as a concern. FDOT ap proved of the alignment, but on the condition that left turns onto Webster from 1792 would be pro hibited, Attaway road and Webster would be pro posed by the city as well. But City Commissioner Caro lyn Cooper said the city shouldnt be so quick to extend Lee Road, which she believed could cause neighborhoods. The completion of the Ravaud age planned development nearby could offset the extension, she said, bringing in 3,200 more peak hour trips to the Lee Road inter section. For me, to jump right to cut ting through our neighborhoods really gives me heartburn, Coo per said. If were going to make this decision, lets make sure we completely understand. lights, she said, might be a better solution. Mayor Ken Bradley said the Lee Road intersection and the cutshould be treated as separate is sues. Cars cut ting through neighborhoods could be given a study all its own, he said. I dont know how much of its caused by this in tersection and I dont know how intersection, Bradley said. Rav audage has just one restaurant to it and were complaining about City Commissioners eventu ally agreed that Alignment B had the most potential of the three op tions and should be sent to FDOT as their primary choice. The City Commission will be presented with a resolution for mally supporting the alignment at a future meeting date, City Man ager Randy Knight said. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 3 May 12 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agen da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report High School State Championships from 2014 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Community Champions Award Month can Occupational Safety and Health Week Non-action Items Consent Agenda 28, 2014. and contracts (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets) with National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for occupa tion of the new Winter Park train station located at 148 W. Morse Blvd. Public Hearings LTD and the Sydgan Corporation representing Bubbalous Inc. on the properties at 970/1000/1008 and 1306 Loren Ave.; 1141 Benja min Ave. and 1313 Lewis Drive, in conjunction with the Ravaudage Planned Development: nance amending the Comprehen sive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the Future Land Use Des ignations of Commercial and Low Density Residential to Planned De velopment Future Land Use desig nation. ing Map to change the Commercial and Low Density Residential Dis trict designations to Planned De velopment District zoning. nance governing garbage collection service in the Center Street business corridor. ing support of an extension of Lee Road east of U.S. Highway 17-92 and turning south to intersect with Webster Avenue; authorizing the transmittal of this resolution to the Florida Department of Transporta tion. Orange County Board of County Commissioners to extend the life of sions full agenda on the home page of cityofwinterpark.org under Whats New. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel, as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityof winterpark.org/cclive to easily stay Sustainability Action Plan survey In 2008, the city adopted a reso 2011, Winter Park achieved the the citys commitment to being green. Now the city is striving to reach Platinum Level status and has developed a draft Sustainabil ity Action Plan to help reach that goal. Currently in draft form, the city is looking for public input to timately help the city have a more sustainable future. Please help the city shape this plan by sharing your feedback at one or more of the fol lowing opportunities: Sustainability Action Plan Sur vey at cityofwinterpark.org/SAP June 30. Sustainability Action Plan Pub lic Forum p.m., Winter Park Community Cen ter, 721 W. New England Ave. The Sustainability Action Plan is designed to address seven core areas: 1. Community engagement and green economy 2. Waste diversion and recycling 3. Mobility and urban form 4. Buildings, energy and water 5. Natural resources and sys tems 6. Local food and agriculture 7. Local government operations For more information regarding the Sustainability Program or the action plan, please visit the citys org/sustainability or call 407-5993364. Art in Chambers exhibition featuring Sarah Ali The city of Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board is proud to an nounce the newest Art in Cham bers exhibition featuring paintings by Sarah Ali. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in City Hall Commission Chambers and the adjacent Chapman Room, at Winter Park City Hall located at 401 S. Park Ave. The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Sept. 8. Alis entry into the world of art was one that found her and almost saved her. Diagnosed with Lupus, she was encouraged to paint by her uncle Jamali one of the most re spected contemporary artists of to day. Ali soon realized that painting was an act of meditation that brings about a great sense of euphoria and harmony. This collaboration of emotion is what she ultimately hopes to achieve. Art in Chambers, a project of the Winter Park Public Art Advi sory Board, showcases works by lo cal artists or works borrowed from local museums. For more informa tion regarding Art in Chambers, please call 407-599-3498. Winter Park to celebrate Farmers Market 35th anniversary The city of Winter Park is proud to announce the Winter Park Farm ers Market 35th Anniversary Cel ebration will be held Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The Farmers Mar ket is located at 200 W. New Eng land Ave. Festivities will include door prizes, live music, vendor discounts, free market bags, and kid-friendly activities such as facepainting, a bounce house and more. A doggie fashion show will be held on the 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 and please call 407-599-3275. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Market milestone Walk with a doc.Step into FREE tness fun. Every Thursday | 6:00 pm Crosby YMCA | 2005 Mizell Avenue | Winter Park, FL 32792 FREE T-SHIRT! HCF-14-18815 For more information, call (407) 303-1700 or visit HealthyCentralFlorida.org.

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Page 4 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer MAY 8 The Winter Park History Museum is proud to unveil its latest exhibition, Whistle in the Distance: The Trains of Winter Park, and will be hosting a grand open ing party on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public and will take place at the Winter Park History Museum and Farmers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Whole Foods, YumYum Cupcakes and Sassafras Sweet Shoppe are among those in-kind spon sors who will be providing hors doeuvres and a decadent selection of sweets and treats. This is a free event and will in clude family-friendly activities. The classic lm Mary Poppins will re turn to the silver screen at 8 p.m. May 8 at Winter Parks Central Park as part of the Popcorn Flicks series presented by the Enzian theater. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket or some chairs and enjoy free popcorn as you enjoy cinema under the stars. MAY 10 The American Lung Associations Fight for Air Run/Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. May 10 at Harbor View Park in Baldwin Park. Its a 5K or 1 mile, for runners or walkers. Come out and run for a cause. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Visit lunga.org for more information. Its Disneys Frozen at Maitlands Movie in the Park this month. Its at 8 p.m. May 10 at Quinn Strong Park. Bring a blanket, chairs or a picnic basket. Join the Maitland Public Library on Satur day, May 10, for Free Comic Book Day! This event is free and open to the public, and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featur ing completely free comic books, snacks, crafts, a superhero movie marathon and our special guests: Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion. The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer Star Wars re-enactment group that uses only the highest qualities costumes. They will be there from 2 to 4 p.m. Dont miss it! The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Plan etarium at Seminole State College of FAMILY CALENDAR Attention scholarship seekers Rollins College and the Hispanic Heri tage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando recently announced the establishment of a partnership to award one full-tuition scholarship each year to a new student entering at the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins in the fall under the Rollins Eve ning Emerging Leaders Scholarship Pro gram. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition up to ve academic years from the time of the award or until graduation, whichever occurs rst. The full-tuition scholarship will be award ed to an undergraduate adult student seeking a degree within the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College. Scholarship ap plicants must live within a 60-mile radius of Rollins College and be a Florida resi dent. Although a goal of both partners is to increase the number of Hispanic stu dents at Rollins College, the scholarship award will be made based on applicant qualications, not ethnicity or racial char acteristics. To learn more about the Rol lins College REEL Scholarship and other scholarship offerings at the Hamilton Holt School, please visit http://bit.ly/1nhmf1O. Applications for the REEL scholarship are due May 31. Calendar MAY 9 Good Morning Winter Park will feature Dick Batchelor from the Change 4 Kids charity and Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Net working begins at 7:45 a.m. MAY 15 Leadership Winter Park will present a Graduation Celebration Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Cen ter, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. The speaker will be Belvin Perry Jr. chief judge of Floridas Ninth Judicial Circuit. Its time to network and have fun at the Business After Hours event at Wells Fargo, 275 S. New York Ave. in Winter I am Reminded of Moms LoveWhenever I Have Apple Pie.On Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, Glen Haven Memorial Park will offer a FREE Apple Pie to families who visit the Cemetery between 12pm 4pm. A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for ve people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. -Tenneva Jordan Supplies are limited to the rst 100 families. 2300 Temple Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-647-1100 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.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. Contact your area center for detailsCenter for Independent Living in Central Florida720 North Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) :: 407-623-1185 (tty)Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake and Sumter Counties220 South 9th Street Leesburg, FL 34748 352-323-0757 (v) :: 352-323-9106 (tty) Florida will hold the 2014 Star Party on Saturday, May 10, in honor of Astronomy Day. The Star Party will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The event will include food trucks and telescope viewings. There will also be several planetarium presenta tions inside the dome and outside under the stars. Admission to the event is free. There will be plenty of space in the Star Party area for visitors to bring chairs and blankets. The event will take place in the faculty and staff parking lot adjacent to build ing B and the planetarium, just off Col lege Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The planetarium is located in B-117 (building B) on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407708-2360. Park. Its only $5 for Winter Park Chamber members and $15 for non-members to eat, drink and get to know the business community after work. Its from 5:30 p.m. onward on May 15. Visit winterpark.org for more information. MAY 16 Want to learn how to negotiate in busi ness? Its coming up at the Small Busi ness Education Series from the Winter Park Chamber. Mark Van Valkenburgh will walk you through effective negotiation techniques that also help build relation ships. Its from 8:15 to 9 a.m. on May 16 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Visit win terpark.org for more information. May 17 Nicole Curtis, star of the DIY and HGTV Networks Rehab Addict will headline the eighth annual James Gamble Rog ers Colloquium on Historic Preserva tion. The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Friends of Casa Feliz. The Colloquiums morning session will be held at the Tiedtke Auditorium at Rol lins College from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Curtis speaking on the topic Restore, Repurpose, Reuse! Her lecture will be punctuated with visual, real-life exam ples from her hit television show. After a lunch break, the program will resume with a tour of some of Winter Parks love liest remodeled historic homes, mostly located in the Virginia Heights and For rest Hills neighborhoods. Shuttle buses will be provided by Mears Transportation. Full details and registration information are available on the Casa Feliz website, casafeliz.us. Cost of attendance for the days events will be $50 per ticket. Community Bulletin

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 5 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Emergency Medical Services Week Emergency Medical Services is an essential component of the services provided by our Fire/ Rescue Department that makes our community stronger and more resilient. Each year, Mait lands Fire/Rescue Department responds to 2,900 medical or trauma related calls annually and transports more than 1,000 patients to local hospital emer gency rooms. The members of the Fire/Rescue team engage in thousands of hours of special ized training to enhance their lifesaving skills and become the best care providers pos sible. Each and every hour of every day, Maitlands citizens emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and our EMS Direc tor Dr. Todd Husty, perform for our community. Dr. Husty has been providing exceptional and innovative medical direction for the Maitland Fire Department for the past 25 years. His dynamic leadership has enabled Maitland paramedics to provide superior quality emergency medical cus tomer service to the residents, businesses, and visitors of the city of Maitland. This years theme: EMS: the idea that EMS practitioners (EMTs and paramedics) have made a lifelong commitment to uphold and provide the highest standards of EMS service to oth ers. So, to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-today lifesaving services as medi cines front line to the citizens and visitors of the city of Mait land, the city has proclaimed the week of May 18 through May 24 as Emergency Medical Services Week and invites all residents to stop by Fire Station No. 45 on In dependence Lane or Fire Station No. 47 on Fennell Street, to meet your emergency medical pro viders and to tour the facilities. While you are at it, have your blood pressure checked for free! By Fire Chief Kim Neisler, Maitland Fire/Rescue Depart ment National Police Week Each year the nation honors year, National Police Week will be held May 12 to 16. As part of this important week, Tuesday, May 13, will be the 25th annual candlelight vigil that will be held at the site of the National Law rial in Washington, D.C. Local events are also planned in Or ange County. Each year more than 60,000 resulting in more than 16,000 Maitland are not immune to this violence as several of our have paid the ultimate price for protecting us. Unfortunately, Florida is once again one of the states with the most deaths, and Central Florida has proven to be the most dangerous place to po lice in Florida. Orange County is in the line of duty. swer more than 26,000 calls for service each year and are on duty 24 hours a day 365 days a year to keep us safe. The city of Maitland is doing its part by proclaiming the week of May 12 through May 16 as National Police Week in the city of Maitland. By Deputy Chief of Police Bill McEachnie, Maitland Police Department Honoring rst responders City National Bank is a full service commercial bank. We lent more than $2 billion during the last two years.Winter Park Banking Center 976-A Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 321-441-8404 Downtown Orlando Banking Center 355 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 407-283-6000 Business Term Loans Equipment/Inventory Financing Accounts Receivable Lending Capital Improvement Loans Professional Lines of Credit Small Business Lending Owner-Occupied Commercial Mortgages SBA Loans Residential Mortgages* Home Equity Lines of Credit* citynational.com Member FDIC* Loans are subject to credit and collateral approval. We are really lending We make business happen. 0425-2 CNwinterParkAd.indd 1 4/28/14 5:30 PM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Maitland will honor its rst responders for two weeks in May with Emergency Medical Services Week and National Police Week.

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Page 6 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles How am I going to compete with the disco ball? asked Rachael Marino during rehearsal for the upcoming Florida Opera Theatre production of Leonard Bernsteins Trouble in Tahiti. Youre not, replied the direc tor Eric Pinder with a wicked grin. The disco ball has top billing. Thats the way it always is, said Marino, laughing. Marino plays the female lead Dinah a 1950s-era wife and mother, discontent in her personal life. But unlike her character, Marino the workaday world in 2011 to fo cus fully on her musical career. I grew up dreaming about a career in musical theater, she said. It wasnt until I got to college that I discovered opera. Opera is like musical theater on steroids. For me, its very real, the intensity of emotion is what I Marino glances around the room while rehearsing an intense scene as if looking for sympathy, of her character. Dinahs exaspera reached its peak. Just like real life, opera doesnt require a happy ending, Marino said. I think thats what I like about it, its raw and real. band Sam a moody man caught up in his own interests, ignorant of the needs of his wife and family. Preisser grew up in Apopka as the son of educators in a self-pro fessed sports family an unlike ly beginning for an up-and-coming opera star. I took chorus and piano be cause it was what my mom wanted me to do, Preisser said. Besides, there were a lot of girls there. A fact that proved all too true when Preisser later met his future wife in the music program at Flori da State University. Preisser appears to be the oppo site of his character as well family takes priority, he said. He returned to Florida after grad school in Tex as to be close to home. Sitting alone on the sidelines, he quietly goes over his music as he waits his entrance in the next scene. His turn on set arrives and he asks several questions, making his own suggestions and displaying the attention to detail that makes his performance so believable. Director Eric Pinder welcomes such collaboration. I like to listen to actors suggestions, he said. The singers bring things I never thought of. Twitching his high top Converse sneakers to the beat of the music, Pinder takes notes as the performers re hearse the last few scenes in the one-act opera. His suggestions at this point are like icing on the cake, smoothing over any rough spots, encouraging and tweaking as needed. There is a beautiful irony to this opera, its about regu lar people with relationship issues, something we can all relate to, Pinder said. Because of its modern themes and the fact that it is written in English, it is a very ac cessible opera, something even non-opera fans can get into. The show will open with operas greatest hits followed by Trouble in Tahiti, giving the audience a taste of operas great variety. Morgan Davis, Anthony Ciaramitaro and Sean Stork make The trio adds a touch of irony and humor to the production, breaking in at inopportune mo ments with bursts of song, remi niscent of early television commer cials. On stage their voices harmonize perfectly as one voice. Off stage they check their phones, laugh together and kid around like old friends. The easy camaraderie may be due in part to the time both Davis and Ciaramitaro spend together on campus at Rollins. Davis is a professor of voice and Ciaramitaro is a music perfor mance major. At 22, Ciaramitaro sings and acts well beyond his years, dis playing a maturity and grace one would equate to more experienced performers. Perhaps thats because he spends so much time performing all over town. Ill go anywhere theyll have me, Ciaramitaro said. Just to keep singing. He started as a choirboy in sev enth grade, singing all the way through middle school and high school before auditioning for Rol lins and Miami. Rollins won out of course, so here I am, he said. Ciaramitaro may be the shortest one on stage, but he makes up for it with his impressive range, reach ing up into the higher octaves with ease. Mingling with his fellow per formers, one would think he was a seasoned pro. Opera feels like home to me, PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Singers both students and professionals team up for Opera performances throughout Orlando. Opera offers musical theater on steroids ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see OPERA on next page 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. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 7 said Ciaramitaro, a senior set to graduate in May. I sing everywhere, because I love it. Ive performed in churches, Springs, with The Villages Philhar monic, the Bach Festival Society. Im in three ensembles at Rollins. I dont have a regular job; singing is it for me. Davis may teach at Rollins, but for now shes the student, listen ing, watching and learning from her director and fellow performers. Doing this makes me a better teacher, the things I learn here, I put right back into my students, she said. I feel blessed to be doing both, [teaching and performing]. Its nice to see both sides. As Pinder wraps up the re hearsal for the night, he congratu lates the entire cast on a successful evening. Were almost there guys; in just a few days, this thing is on stage and all this hard work will pay off, he said. Despite their different back grounds and career paths, all have their love of performance, especial ly opera, in common. for the entire cast when he said, Its a big risk to put yourself out there and its very gratifying to me to have made it. What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than with a tea party at Casa Feliz?! Fourth-gener ation Floridian Cora Boyett Evans was the center of attention as friends and family from near and far gathered on April 23. A festive tea was especially appropriate, as Cora co-hosted and created her special sandwiches for annual tea parties for the Rollins Womens Association for years. For this party, Arthurs exceptional cater ing prepared the treats. With a remarkable memory and a natural gift for storytelling, Cora entertained friends with recol lections of her personal Florida history. The stories began with her grandparents move by wagon from Cassia to Terra Ceia Island, on the southern shore of Tampa Bay, after the terrible freeze of 1895. Coras father became an overseer of extensive vegetable farms as well as the ship ping operation for Ruskin tomatoes on the mainland. Even though he had just a thirdgrade education, he was deter go to college. Cora was the oldest, and was able to attend Florida State College for Women (now FSU) in 1931 in spite of the chal lenges of the Depression. She is grateful for the assistance of a 4H scholarship, work at the school, packing house. With a degree in home eco nomics, she took a teaching job in Macclenny, which she remembers as the most forgotten place in the world. Her principal was a wonderful man who introduced her to the love of her life, Ross Evans. His persistent courtship led to marriage in 1936, with the wed ding in the house her father built on Terra Ceia. Their love of travel and explo ration of unfamiliar places began early in their marriage, as they spent summers in New York so Ross could complete a Masters degree in accounting at Columbia. They lived in New Orleans, Atlan for a year while Ross taught at OPERA | Rollins teacher takes lessons from fellow performers C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Cora Boyett Evans celebrates her 100th birthday ANN HICKS MURRAH Guest writer MAY 10 & 11, 9AM-4PM Lake Morton, LakelandFree Art Festival 160+ artists, Childrens Art Tent, Live Entertainment on Library Lawn, Free Admission to Polk Museum of ArtMayfaire Saturday Night5-11PM Lake Mirror Promenade Free Street Party & Live Band 5K at 7PM, Fireworks at 9PM Take I-4 East to Lakeland Exit 33. Free Parking at Florida Southern College & Free Shuttles to Lake Morton Law OfficesFrost Van den BoomPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Wards Air Conditioning WUSF RIS Southern Homes Lakeland Runners Club Ledger Media Group The Terrace VSA Arts of Florida-Polk County800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland 863.688.7743 Polk MuseumofArt.org/MayfaireWilliam Kidd, Full Bloom, 2013 A Conversation with Floridas Legislative Leadership Presented by: Thursday, May 22, 201411:30 a.m. Registration & Networking 12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program Facilitated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell Featuring: Senator Andy Gardiner Representative Steve Crisafulli Reservations at www.winterpark.org Supported by: WINTER PARK POLITICAL UPDATE Performances with the Orlando Philharmonic of La Traviata will be Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 11, at 2 the University there. In 1949 they moved to Winter Park and Ross began his career at Rollins College, continuing full-time for more than 30 years as a much admired and appreciated professor. In the 1950s Cora taught home economics again, this time at Winter Park High School. She appreciated the classroom equip ment, which was much improved job in Macclenny. She has fond memories of the students, many of whom still live here and welcome her to their reunions. With Rosss work at Rollins and his CPA practice in Orlando and their thrifty habits, Ross and Cora were able to take long trips dur ing college vacations. Before his death in 2004, they were pleased to be able to establish scholarship endowments at the three schools that were so important in their lives: Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Rollins Crummer Business School. In 1962 an unanticipated request from a friend, to provide a short period of shelter for a child whose family couldnt care for him, led to the adoption of a beloved son, Howard. He; Coras niece Marilyn Annan; and two Colado and Dodi Fox, planned the celebration. While great-nephew Walker Hamby attended Rollins in 2006, he conducted a long interview with Cora, and then gave the recording to the Rollins archives. In it Cora refers to the personal history that Ross wrote, titled The Story of My Life So wonderful that if I could live it over, I would not change a thing. Cora agreed. As I think back I really dont know how I could have been any more blessed. I always said that if I didnt have anything special happen to me af ter I was 21, I had been so blessed with my mother and my father and my upbringing and living at Terra Ceia Island, it had been all such a wonderful experience. Add to that four years at FSCW, 67 years as Mrs. Ross Evans, and the Rollins family years. It is still a wonderful life!

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 9 Its an age-old adage. You know the one: location, location, location. Switch on any of those home buying shows and youll probably see a hap py couple calmly sorting through three charming but unique ly differ ent homes in three different neighbor hoods in the same city and picking one by the end of the half hour. Oh that it were so easy! Not that it sometimes isnt, however. I just had the pleasure of help home right here in Maitland, home we saw. There are many so-called lucky buyers like that in todays market. Only luck doesnt have much to do with it. While we are still in what is considered by most to be a sellers market with about four and a half months of avail able housing inventory in the greater Orlando area, rates are still relatively low and buyers do have options. So how does one end up as lucky as my aforementioned buyers, and how to determine where to buy? The questions are directly connected, to each other and to the success of buying a home that is right for you and ef deal in my decade in real estate, Were not in a hurry. Wed like lando area and well buy what ever the best deal is. We dont have a particular neighborhood that we favor and can take our time. Taking your time when buying a home is important and perhaps not in the way most homebuyers initially consider. Another familiar request is What is the best neighborhood for my family to live in? The and your needs. There are fair housing regulations that pro hibit Realtors from steering con sumers toward certain areas or scaring them away from others by proclaiming neighborhoods to be either good or bad, and I think thats a good thing. Today the data consumers want is available on the World Wide Web and I think its a great idea for anyone buying a home to do some digging online. What I also advise my buyers to think about when picking a location is what they will want from their neighborhood. Create your own personal wish list and go from there. Do you want a short commute? Is walking to the park and the grocery help you see the surrounding WalkScore.com ranks areas by their walkability. Is your child in a particular school and you would like to keep them there? The school they attend or the county it is situated in will have a website where you can enter your potential address to check if its within range. Your agent can also assist you in learning the current boundaries for your childs school. Once you have a location wish list, make one for your future home. Focus on the one story or two, house or con do, pool or no pool, garage and square footage. Once you have the more permanent feature requirements out of the way paint. I personally love Pinter est for creating boards where I pin architecture, home dcor and design ideas. Remember, cosmetic items are far easier to change than adding on a room, because you dont like the paint color or carpet. Knowing exactly what you want increases exponentially vents time being wasted looking at homes you would never consider. A little forethought goes a long way here. Finding partner or success. The lucki est people are the ones who do their homework and know what they want. Ill end things with another famous quote from the philosopher Seneca, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Contact her at 407-928-8294 or Chris tinaSellsOrlando.com Serving Central Florida Over 33 Yearswww.fanniehillman.com 407.644.1234 Homes brought to you by: SPACIOUS DOMMERICH ESTATES POOL HOME PARK GROVE BEAUTY W/ POOL CLOSE TO PARK AVE. MASTERFULLY DEISIGNED ON QUIET WP STREET DOMMERICH ESTATES NEW CONSTRUCTION (READY IN JUNE) We improve the lives of the people we serve. SPACIOUS DOMMERICH ESTATES PARK GROVE BEAUTY W/ POOL MASTERFULLY DEISIGNED DOMMERICH ESTATES NEW Choosing the right tree for your familys nest Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate For more information about these or other listings, please contact407-222-6059 Barbara@FannieHillman.comJeff & Barbara Friedman Top Producers 310 W Lake Sue 100 S Interlachen #410 $245,000 831 Wilkinson Street $469,000 SOLD NEW PRICE NEW LISTINGFriedman & FriedmanAward Winning Real Estate Service

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Page 10 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Pssst. Mothers Day is com ing on May 11. With busy spring schedules on family calendars, its not too early to begin preparations to pamper Mom. Why not start her day by serv ing a memorable breakfast in bed? Find a large tray to hold her breakfast and other thoughtful items. (If you dont have a tray, a large and sturdy rimmed cookie sheet also works.) Think of the tray as an empty canvas that your kids mentos and moms favorite things. Just as you would tablescape a dining-room table with pretty fancy meal, start collecting special objects now to decorate the tray. Call it trayscaping anything and everything thats small and special to mom, goes. Here are some sim ple ideas to help you prepare for a bright start to her day: A mini bouquet of spring blooms arranged in her favorite teacup will look fresh and springy. Itll be just what she needs to tuck a small herb plant in a painted growing and giving. A variety of special nature and hikes in the woods or along If your child has a nature nook in her bedroom displaying her collec tions, she can put them on loan from her museum to decorate the tray. Twist a piece of soft birch bark to create a napkin ring. Set a pinecone, feathers and a small Weave a mini paper banner with Mom printed or stamped in the center onto a stick or pussy-willow branch. Anchor it in a jar of sand or pebbles. croissant or pastry from her favor ite bakery. Spoon marmalade or jam into a tiny dish and set it to the side. Or, use a real clam seashell collected at the beach as an eyecatching container. Serve moms favorite juice in one of the kids baby cups, all shined and polished. On Mothers Day morning, present the tray and play her fa vorite CD, or make her a mix with a personalized playlist typed on a colorful label. Frame a photo of side the clear plastic case. Donna Ericksons award-winning series Donnas Day is airing on public television nationwide. Find more family recipes and activities at donnasday. com and a link to the new Donnas Day Facebook page. Her latest book is Donna Ericksons Fabulous Funstuff for Families. 2014 Donna Erickson. Distributed by King Features Synd. rfnttt brnttt trffnttt tt Closed $10.6 Million in 2013 rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbfftrttnttt rnttt ffrtnttt trffnttt fbrfnttt The Hauser Team Earning your business and keeping your trust. K i m K H a u s e r R h o n d a H H u n t e r R o n a l d D H a u s e r 30 Years of Sales and Marketing Expertise #1 Office Statewide 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Buying, Selling or Relocating ...call the team with the proven results. Did you know that 23% of Florida sales are from INTERNATIONAL BUYERS? We offer exposure through: 756 Websites 57 Countries In 19 Languages Serve breakfast in bed on Mothers Day

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Page 12 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Parks Windsong Lake Conway Beauty Winter Park Charm THE JERRY OLLER & SHIRLEY JONES TEAM Offering personalized service & attention to detail to every client. PENDING NEW PRICE Vincent Scarlatos 407-718-2378vscarlatos@oldetownbrokers.comwww.vincentscarlatos.com Stephen DeCristo 321-277-7499sdecristo@c .rr.com www.stephendecristo.comMore than 20 years of combined local Real Estate Sales experience.206 South Park Avenue, Suite B Winter Park, FL 32789 www.oldetownbrokers.comJUST SOLD. JUST LISTED. JUST EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.The seamless accomplishment of your real estate goals is our priority. Entrust us as your Realtor team to represent your best interests. WE KNOW BALDWIN PARK WINNER JUST LISTED LISTING SOON SOLD SOLD3867 Ethan Lane 3827 Haws Lane 2092 Shaw Lane 4049 Wardell Place 3867 Ethan Lane 3827 Haws Lane 2092 Shaw Lane 4049 Wardell Place Q: My mothers house has an old wooden swing on the front porch that we enjoyed as kids. But it doesnt look very safe anymore the wood seems to be rotting, the paint has mostly peeled off, and it doesnt swing straight. Is it worth convincing her to replace it? David H., via email A: That depends on a couple of factors, besides convincing your mom to let you replace it. One, is there enough interest among the family to continue to have a porch swing? And two, is the porch struc turally sound enough to safely put up a new swing? The reason I ask is that older homes, while probably pretty sturdy, may have developed hid den problems structurally. Porches usually are built outside any present a threat to the house itself, but they are sometimes built with deteriorate faster. Theres nothing more embarrassing than putting up a sturdy, heavy porch swing only to have to anchor bolts tear out of a rotting beam, dumping out the swings occupants. Have a construc tion professional who specializes in outside attachments like decks and porches inspect and evaluate the condition of the porch. Tell him your plans to replace the swing and ask about the best places from which to anchor it. Another option: If the porch doesnt check out, or if you or your mom simply doesnt want a swing on the porch, try a freestanding swing in the yard. Again, look for a sturdy, durable model with good sup ports that will stand up to outdoor weather for several years. Q: My kids have discovered ever, its been kind of rough on my the front door, where they come in and take off their skates. There are a lot of scuffs, scratches and dings. Any way I can get rid of them? And is there a way to prevent these scratches? Tammy in Baltimore A: The fastest way to reduce those scratched areas by the front door is to make the kids take off their skates outside. And while Im sure you already have a mat just inside the door, consider buying one that is much wider so that outside dirt and sand will land on the mat Without an idea of how bad the scratches and scuffs are, I cant say exactly how you should resolve the problem. So Ill tell you how to deal with a few scratches, and how to deal with a bigger problem. By Samantha MazzottaDodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through.Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013 Moms porch swing showing its age PHOTO COURTESY OF STOCK.XCHGE Check on the structure of your homes porch for hidden problems before installing a new swing. Please see HAMMER on page 14

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 13 Orlandos housing market took springtime sales hop in March, taking place in March than in Feb ruary. Normal transactions led Buyer demand is continuing to also drive increases in the areas median price. The overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) for the month percent increase over the February In addition, the March median price in March 2013. Orlandos overall median price (all sales types and all home types combined) has recorded percent since July 2011. Each individual sales type and home type saw a median price increase in March. Normal sales percent jump, while the median percent and foreclosures increased percent when compared to March of last year, and the median price of condos increased 12.83 percent. Completed sales Members of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association homes (all home types and all sale types combined) that closed in percent compared to March 2013 Normal home sales increased to March 2013 and now make up Closings of short sales decreased of foreclosures decreased 3.99 percent. Orlando Regional Realtor As sociation Chairman Zola Szerenc ses, RE/MAX 200 Realty, says the percentage of foreclosure closings is expected to rise in the near future due to a tremendous injec tion of foreclosures into inventory over the past few months. For example, in March the number of foreclosures available for purchase March 2013, explains Szerencses. For buyers who have struggled Orlandos tight inventory and who have been worn down by competi tion and bidding wars, foreclo sures represent a new avenue of opportunity. while condo sales decreased 28.01 percent. Compared to last month, Homes of all types spent an before coming under contract listing price. In March 2013 those percent, respectively. The average interest rate paid by Orlando homebuyers in March month, homebuyers paid an aver this month last year, homebuyers paid an average interest rate of Pending sales der contract and awaiting closing of pending sales lower than it was in March 2013 percent higher than it was in February Short sales made of pending sales Normal properties percent of pend owned properties percent. Inventory The number of existing homes (all sales types and all home types combined) that were available percent above that of March 2013, properties over last month. when compared to March of 2013, while condo inventory is up by duplexes, townhomes and villas is Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales homes in Orlando for March. supply last month. Affordability The March affordability index affordability index of 99 percent means that buyers earning the 1 percent short of the income nec Sales hop kicks off the home-buying season PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER There were 17.28 percent more closings on home sales in March than there were in February of this year. Please see ORRA on page 14

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Page 14 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Michael FlurkeyCOMMERCIALrfrntr brrbrbrfRESIDENTIALrrffrfr brrnfrf rrfrf rfrf bbrfrf br www.orlandohomecontractor.com321-388-5680License #CBC1254564 | License #CCC1328753 DEAR PAWS CORNER: My golden retriever mix Benny seems to be drinking a lot more water late ly. Every time were near a water dish or a running tap he is lapping water like crazy. This doesnt seem normal, even though the weather is now much warmer. What could be wrong? Lane Y., Columbia, Md. DEAR LANE: While it could just be excess thirst due to the hot weather, anytime you feel some thing is not right with your pet, you should act on that feeling. I recom mend taking Benny in to see the veterinarian as soon as possible. A number of health issues can cause excessive water drinking among dogs and cats. Im not going to speculate about Bennys health, Diseases like diabetes can make pets thirsty, as can emergencies like bloat (which can occur in dogs that eat too much at once, and must be dealt with immediately by a veteri narian). A number of other condi tions can cause excessive thirst, too. The vet will check for any im mediate causes of concern, and may do blood tests to determine if any thing systemic is going on. If Benny seems OK, he will tell you to keep monitoring his water intake. You may want to keep a journal carry around a small notebook or use to jot down the time and place that Benny takes a drink and how long he drinks. You also might want to note any changes in Bennys coat, his behavior (overly excited or lethargic), or even if everything seems normal. If Bennys excessive drinking continues or worsens, his overall condition worsens, or if you still just dont feel right about how things are going, contact the vet again to continue testing and moni toring him. 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Our goal is always customer satisfaction!Call today for details 407-896-5520 SOLD NEW LISTING PENDING SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD PENDING HAMMER | Quick fixes for wood floors ORRA | Sales of existing homes dropped this year over last You can blend in minor surface scratches using a stain marker color. A video by The Rosebud Company (http://bit.ly/1rVFAn2) shows a couple of ways to blend in the color, particularly by blotting the marker on a cloth and then rub bing the cloth over the scratch to more seamlessly blend it in. For small dents where the wood is compressed downward slightly, you can try a couple of methods. to steam out the dent. (Always test in the test area turns white or very and a steam iron. Spritz a bit of water directly onto the dent, place the cloth on top, and with the iron on its maximum setting and the steam turned on, press it over the cloth and move in a small circular pattern for about a minute. Lift up the iron, check under the cloth, and then repeat the steps. A second method, particularly if youre worried about ruining the wood putty and stain it to match. Apply the putty one small amount at a time, smoothing it completely Then use a stain marker in a color matching the wood either apply directly to the putty or blot a cloth with the stain and dab or rub into the putty and surrounding area. Al low the area to dry undisturbed for at least a day. If the scratches and dents are deep and numerous, or if the wood is seriously damaged, warped or professional to evaluate the problem and provide an estimate for repairs. pact on a houses value, so take care of them and get professional help for a complex job. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. home. Conversely, an affordability index that is over 100 means that than is necessary to qualify for a Buyers who earn the reported homes in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the local multiple listing service for ability in March decreased to 128.19 percent from last months who earn the reported median in Orange and Seminole counties currently listed in the local mul or less. Condos and town homes/ duplexes/villas The sales of condos in the Orlando area were down 28.01 percent in March, with 311 sales C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Orlando homebuyers purchased percent decrease compared to the MSA numbers Sales of existing homes within the entire Orlando MSA (Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties) in March were down by 12.19 percent when compared to March of 2013. Throughout the in March 2013. To date, MSA sales are down 10.18 percent. Each individual countys monthly sales comparisons are as follows: March 2013 March 2013 March 2013 March 2013 ORRA

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 15 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 onstage 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 and popular work La Travia ta. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Elizabeth Caballero and Brian Jadge will perform the lead roles. Verdis score contains some of the most beautiful music ever written, says Conductor Christopher Wilkins. Call 407770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org May 9 and 10 CFCArts presents Show Me Some Glee! Performed by young artists of the CFCArts Children and Youth Arts programs, songs from will be presented live on stage as these talented young performers hit the stage singing and danc ing from the top of the charts. presented at Cornerstone Acad emy at 5903 Randolph Ave. in Or lando at 7 p.m. on May 9 and 10. Tickets are $10 each, and children age 12 and younger admitted free. Tickets are on sale at cfcarts. com/show-me-some-glee Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 16 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 SCHOOL OF ROCK CHEFS GALA CFCARTS ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Special Programs: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. I Friday, May 16 at 11:30PM Special Programs: NYMPHOMANIAC VOL. II Friday, May 16 at 11:30PM Cult Classics: GROUNDHOG DAY Tues 9:30 THE FINAL MEMBER A 2014 Florida Film Festival favorite comes to Enzian! Fri-Mon 9:15 Wed, Thurs 9:15 THE LUNCHBOXHELD OVER DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND FINAL WEEK! Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30 Mon-Thurs 6:30Saturday Matinee Classics: ON THE WATERFRONTSat 12PM

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Page 16 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer May 10 The School of Rock at BB Kings Blues Club Demonstrating its concept that gets kids and adults rocking to the classics while perform ing live with their peers, the performance-based School of Rock will have young Orlandoarea musicians rocking on-stage at BB Kings Blues Club on May 10 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Oviedo School of Rock will give its students the opportunity to show fans what rock n roll is all about as 40 students, ages 8 to 18, perform live concerts featur ing the music of Queen (1 p.m.) and Jimi Hendrix (2:30 p.m.). BB Kings Blues Club is at Pointe Orlando at 9101 International Drive in Orlando. Visit oviedo. schoolofrock.com May 10 The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center Im a big fan of galas where you learn something and thats only one of the more than 100 reasons why I love The Science of Wine at the Orlando Science Center. On May 10 at 7 p.m., we get to drink wine and learn about it too! This oenological odyssey, with presentations on wine growing and tasting, offers us the opportunity to sample world. Presented by Akerman and Southern Wine & Spirits, and featuring renowned wine educa tor Luis Torres, gourmet foods will be offered to accompany the wine selections. Call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.org/wine 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. Foodies and philanthro pists come together to sample the creations of our regions top chefs, and thanks to the generos ity of host Walt Disney World, 95 percent of all funds raised go directly to help those in need. Call 407-429-2129. May 11 The Fab Four The Ultimate Beatles Tribute With note-for-note rendi tions of Beatles songs, the Fab Four will make you think youre watching the real thing in an incredible stage show that includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles amazes audiences with recordperfect live performances of such classics as Cant Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Penny Lane, and CULTURE | Learn about wine and drink some too at the Science of Wine gala at the Orlando Science Center C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please see CULTURE on next page 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 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 Dr. Phillips 407-352-9733 Longwood 407-834-8895 Downtown 407-418-9818 THREE CONVENIENT CENTRAL FLORIDA LOCATIONS For Schedules, Pricing and to RegisterVisit OrlandoBalletSchool.orgPROGRAMS FOR DANCERS OF ALL A GES!Young Summer Dancers, Begins June 2 Ages 3-6 Jr. Intensive Dance Camp, Begins June 9 Ages 7-12Adult Classes Available at all Locations SUMMER P ROG RAM S B E G IN IN JUNE! SCIENCE OF WINE

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 17 Hey Jude. The show is set for May 11 at 8 p.m. at Plaza Live in Orlando, call 407-228-1220 or visit plazaliveorlando.com May 12 Il Divo at Hard Rock Live Let the swooning begin Il Divo is headed to Hard Rock Live on May 12 to perform songs from Broadway drawn from their latest album, A Musical Affair. The multinational operatic vocal group includes French pop singer Sbastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marn, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Bhler. Having sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, Il Divo toured with Barbra Streisand and released A Musical Affair in 2013, giving that name to their current tour. Visit hardrocklive.com or call 407-351-5483. May 13 to 18 Ghost the Musical at the Bob Carr Musical delivers a visual experi ence that allows us to relive the magical moments from the Oscarwinning movie in a Broadway musical. In this adventure with the afterlife, well see holograms and back-screen projections, inanimate objects that move, and other amazing special effects accompanied by an original pop by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin, this eye-poppingly brilliant musical is at the Bob Carr from May 13 to 18. Visit orlandobroadway.com May 14 to 27 The 23rd annual Orlando International Fringe Festival The wacky, weird and alwayswonderful Festival of plays called Fringe will present 100 perfor mance groups in Fringe 2014. The oldest, non-juried festival in the United States, the Orlando Inter national Fringe Festivals philoso phy is to be 100 percent uncen sored, 100 percent non-juried, and 100 percent accessible. This celebration of the performing arts takes place at Loch Haven Park in the last two weeks of May of fering uncensored performances, an outdoor stage, Visual Fringe Youll want to check the schedule for plays that are adults only and which ones are (age-appropriate) Kids Fringe! Visit orlandofringe. org for a complete schedule. May 15 to June 14 Redene Gallery presents Dualities within the CityArts Factory at 29 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando, will present Dualities, a twoperson show featuring paintings by artists Loaf Ninja and Chad Pollpeter. Both artists paint sub jects of a surrealistic nature with works focusing on concepts of time, life and death, beginnings and endings, religion and sci ence. The public is invited to an opening reception set for May 15 beginning at 6 p.m. Call 407-648May 16 Cher comes to the Amway Center The original one-name diva Cher comes to the Amway Center on May 16. Nuff said. When I can write one syllable, and everyone in the world knows exactly who Im writing about, this is a celebrity who truly needs no introduction. So the simple fact is Cher will appear at the Amway Center in Orlando on May 16. Chers special guest Please see CULTURE on page 18 CULTURE | Next week brings Il Divo and Cher to the stages of Orlando with one-night-only concert events C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE CHER GHOST THE MUSICAL

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Page 18 | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Cyndi Lauper (in 2013) became Tony Award for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots, itself a Tony Award-winner for Best New Musical. Visit Amwaycenter.com May 16 to Aug. 29 Honoring, Gratitude and Guilt The art of Linda Brant Recent artwork by Linda Brant will be featured in an exhibit at the Winter Park Welcome Center with an opening on May 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit, titled showcases Brants multi-year investigation into the subject of honoring animals. Maps, diagrams, photographs and bone-sculptures coalesce as Brant presents us with the contradic tions and inconsistencies in our treatment of non-humans. The Winter Park Welcome Center is at 151 W. Lyman Ave. Visit cityof winterpark.org May 16 to June 15 Star Wars Weekends at Disney an intergalactic event packed with out-of-this-world entertain ment at Disneys Hollywood Studios on the weekends from encounter Star Wars characters for special shows, presentations, and autographs by joining host James Arnold Taylor (the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi). New adven tures include intergalactic dining and a state-of-the-art evening elements. Visit disneyworld.com May 17 The James Gamble Rogers Colloquium on Historic Preservation Networks Rehab Addict, will headline the eighth annual James Historic Preservation set for May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of Casa Feliz, the morning session will be held at Rollins College with Curtis speaking on the topic Re store, Repurpose, Reuse! After lunch, the program will resume with a tour of Winter Parks love liest remodeled historic homes. (Shuttle buses provided). At $50 per ticket, registration informa tion is available at casafeliz. squarespace.com May 17 The music of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, and Blood Sweat & Tears May 17 is the date for the always popular Orlando Philhar monics annual outdoor concert at The Springs at Woodbridge Road in Longwood. This year the concert features the Orlando Philharmonic rocking to popular hits like Chicagos Does Any one Really Know What Time It Is? and or 6 to 4, Blood Sweat & Tears Youre The One and Spinning Wheel and Earth Wind & Fire hits like Boogie Wonderland and Lets open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. CULTURE | Celebrate all things Star Wars select weekends at Disney theme parks C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 MOTHERS DAY EVEPARTY AT THE SHOP ON SATURDAY, MAY 10 FROM 10:30 5:30, WITH REFRESHMENTS, DOOR PRIZES AND SPECIALS.VISIT US TODAY AND TEST YOUR ABILITY TO RESIST TEMPTATION for generously supporting Thank you to Ben WeinerandNature, plants, animals, butteries, birds and a whole lot of summer fun await kids ages 5 to 12 at Mead Gardens Young Naturalist Summer Camp. Mead Botanical Garden Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-prot dedicated to the revitalization of Winter Parks urban oasis. One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFUN & EXERCISE SENIOR CLUB Every Monday 10am-12pm By Family Physicians Group May 12th Computer Club May 19th Movie Day May 26th Closed for Memorial Day Holiday CHAIR PILATES Friday, May 23rd 1:30pm-2pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care RSVP 407.599.2522 CRAFTS & CONVERSATION Tuesday, May 13th 2pm 4pm By VITAS. Limited Seating RSVP 407.599.2522 HEALTH RELATED FREE EAR CLEANING & CHECKS! Wednesday, May 14th 3pm-4:30pm By Harmony Hearing RSVP 407.949.6737 INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE THE REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS ARE IN! Monday, May 12th & 19th 10am-1pm By Exit Real Estate Results Appointment Only 407.949.6714 AARP MEDICARE COMPLETE Tuesday, May 13th 2pm 3:30pm By LTC Advisors. RSVP 407-949-6722 LEGAL & FINANCIAL TRUTH ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING Tuesday, May 20th 2pm-4pm By The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAID PLANNING Tuesday, May 20th 9:30am-12noon By The Law Ofces of Hoyt & Bryan RSVP 407.977.8080 WOMENS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA! FRIDAY, MAY 16TH 10AM 2PM GUEST SPEAKERS, FASHION SHOW & DOOR PRIZES HOSTED BY ONE SENIOR PLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLICCalendar of Events May 2014 ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC STAR WARS WEEKENDS 145 West SR 46 Geneva, FL. 32732407-349-2200 Focal Point Landscape Nursery & Gift Shop SPRING CLEANING AT FOCAL POINT NURSERYLocated at the corner of CR 426 & SR 46 next to the Subway Marathon40% OFF GIFT ITEMS*MAY 8 MAY 11JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHERS DAY *SOME ITEMS EXCLUDED Patience Brewster Ornaments Hand-Crafted one-of-a-kind ornaments with personality! Mon Closed Tue-Fri 8:30am 6:00pm Sat 8:30am 5:00pm Mothers Day store hours: Open at 10:00 am and closing early 3:00 pm Starlite Originals Kittys Critters Tabletop Figurine Fans Glass Fusion Tableware & Decor Western Decor

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, May 8, 2014 | Page 19 Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceMay 5, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOON Chris Jepson Perspectives Sex. Ha! Made you look. Humans live for sex. Literally and metaphorically. I think youd have to be dead or nearly so to have no interest in sex. That may not even be entirely true if necrophilia is to be believed. Even the dead partici pate, willingly. Well, thats a stretch. Ive even seen zombie movies about sexual attraction but it was, shall we say, merely rebound zombie sex. Is there sex after death? Well, as the song suggests, In heaven they have no beer thats why we . . No, this column is not about sex, its about aging. I was sprucing up recently for a party and hair. In my nose. Oh, the indignity of it all. unceremoniously, eyes watering, plucked it out. As if that will stem the tide. Ive been going gray hair-wise for 10 years, but since I hit age 65, all of me is fading to gray. Sigh. Actually, that is too strong a charac terization, the fading part. Ive never been a reluctant participant in life. A shrinking violet. Ask me (or not) and Ill give you my two cents. And then some. Its the luster that inevitably leaves one, away. That great Hollywood mind cinctly, Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably dont have that many good years left in me. Horrors! Yet, Im of the generation who coined, Over the Hill at 30. Women seriously argue that aging is much harder on them than it is for men. Theres a nuance at play here. Its about what constitutes beauty, when you have it and how gracefully you transition from youthful beauty to embracing the homily, Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. No, aging can be as unsettling for has always (and I mean always) been a premium on female beauty (See: Mar lowe, Was this the face that launchd a thousand ships And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.) True, the physi cal equivalent for men handsomeness has never been the premium beauty bestows upon women. But diminishment nor is it any less a dis appointment for men. Why, I remember a time when I could work physically hard all day, shower and party to the wee hours. Now, its of heavy lifting, shower, a nap, and then party to the wee hours. Did I mention, nap? Alas, I am not the man I was at age 30. But its more than that. My face, I fear for my face. Some people are sink ers and some are saggers (skin tone), it turns out Im both a sinker and a sag ger. Ive watched as slight creases have formed into deep craters at the corners of my mouth and I wonder, just what is the point of that? Im afraid to share the following with my younger readers for fear of frightening them. Kids: As you age you get ear hairs and graying nose consumption or anything else. Fortunately, my mind remains sharp, all the better, I tell myself, to remember what once was. Hmmm? What was it I said humans live for? Haha! 50 shades of gray from sex to aging Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! American public was sharp enough to pick up on the slick removal of the true facts of the Benghazi affair from the news spotlight? This affair, of course, is covered up to shield Hillary Clinton from the blight of anything that might endan ger her planned run for president. In this upcoming campaign, expect more of this sort of propaganda that will include on-going protec tion by the media, for all of Hillarys past unfortu nate missteps. The lady may well rue a thousand times in connection with the Benghazi affair having said the words, What difference does it make? Well, she may knew everything about everything that was. When I read Edgar Alan Poes The Purloined Letter in school, I asked Dad what purloined meant. Quick as a whip he said, Stolen. When something is stolen from you, it is distanced from you, and loin means afar in French. I said, Why didnt Poe use words that American kids could understand? Later I knew something about Poe because I of ten drove by the Richmond house he had lived in. But despite Poes big bunch of big words, it never quite occurred to me what all of them meant. At 12 I had writ ten down 400 words on a tablet, words anything I thought I might want to say. Then I met the beauteous Magda lena and she said something like, It is coincidental that I should make your acquaintance just at the opportune time, for you have a simplicity that is enchant ing for a complicated person like me. Thats when I sensed I would need a bigger vocabulary! Magdalena and I ran across each other often in school, and soon I found myself taking on her big nouns and verbs, and particularly her adjectives. Communication via human speech is really quite a mysterious invention. to comprehend what he said, how did you know what curious and compre hend meant? If the other person said, Im sorry about your misapprehension ... did you know what in heck she was talking about? It appears that we take on understanding of many abstract words by the dramatic situation in which they When I was a little kid, I said to my grandmother, I love peanut butter. She answered, You dont love peanut butter, you like it! You love people. You mean, I said, I dont love my dog? Yes, I guess you can love your dogbut not peanut butter! Niceties are nowa days often sloughed over in daily speech, but there is pretty good rea son to be careful about them in serious written communication. I often call my b.w. Darling pie, the most darling of all pies. She may smile a bit, but she hasnt divorced me yet. You Call Everybody Darling is worth singing sweetheart are words too often used on Broadway and in Hollywood. Actors seem to call each other darling even when its man to man. And, if its meant really caustically, one might even say, Listen, sweetheart... I seem to remem ber instances where James Cagney, Hum said things like that to each other. Lauren Bacall made her introduction in movies famous with the words, just whistle. You know how to whistle dont you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow. With those words she snared Humphrey for life marriage, that is. Wind, Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn. Vivien Leigh had the last words saying, Ill think about that tomor row... Did her tomorrow ever come? Did Rhett come back? When asked, even author Margaret Mitchell would answer only, How should I know? home on Lake Maitland. We renewed our friendship with Chichina, who took care of the vittles a helpful person who makes life easier for our dear friend The curious art of conversation 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 Stopping undergrounding would be a step in the wrong direction Barrett M. Williams Letter Stop bury ing the electric system was like arguing against putting new tires on our old 1970 Ford Fairlane. Isnt it time to ditch the Fairlane and go to modern technology? Do you realize we are, or should be, just around the corner of implementing a new energy producing system? Can you imagine having a unit under your work bench in the garage, which produces all the electricity your home needs? No more smoke stack or nuclear energy plants. No more high tension lines disgracing our landscape. No more V-ing of our street canopy and beautiful oak trees. The ideas are there. The incentive to build such units is gaining ground. Electric cars are, now, where gas-guzzling cars were in 1920. Yes, we have a long way to go; but the future is within sight. Where is the modern day Thomas Edison? Put a prize of $1 billion to the inventor of a new, compact, but safe, energy system and you will have it in service within two decades. Donald L. Thompson Humans live for sex. Literally and metaphorically. Communication via human speech is really quite a mysterious invention.

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