Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Winter Park Maitland observer
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v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).

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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park might be forced to use the wrecking ball in order to make room for a high tech new library. And it could end up in Central Park. Discussions of a new Winter Park Public Library continued to take shape on Monday as the City Commission sat down with library representatives in a public work session, discussing four possible locations for construct ing a new facility. The Winter Park Public Library asked for the City Commissions support in either constructing a new building or remodeling the existing library, which currently suffers from lack of space, a shortage in parking and outdated electrical wiring, said WPPL Executive Director Shawn Shaffer. Four potential sites were brought forward to the City Commission for constructing a new facility: city hall, the civic center in Martin Luther King Jr. edge of Central Park, and the USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COMSUBSCRIBE NOW! EAGLE SCOUT WANTS TO OUTFIT 400 HOMELESSLIFESTYLES, 6Win a Kindle Fire!Just participate in this survey. WINTER PARK CITY TALK, 5Waiting to sell Home prices are rising, but so is the time spent on the market. HOME MAGNIFIER, 8CALENDAR ................... 4 LIFESTYLES ................... 6 HOME MAGNIFIER .............. 8 CULTURE .................... 13 OPINIONS ................... 16 CLASSIFIEDS ................. 17 An ordinance passed by Win ter Park City Commissioners on development in the city just over a month after Commissioners chose to vote it down back in April. The City Commission passed a series of changes to the land development code by a count of 3-2 during Mondays meeting and opportunity for planned developments projects of a larger size that tend to be mixed-use. City Commissioner Steven Leary requested the item be nal moments of the May 12 meet ing. Mayor Ken Bradley had been absent during the April 28 meet ing when the City Commission voted to oppose the ordinance by a count of 3-1. Leary cast the third opposing vote to turn the change down, but said he did so to be a part of the majority of the vote, which has the power to bring the item back in this case when the whole Commission is present. I think its important that the mayor hears [this item], Leary told the Observer in May. I dont like to see things go down on a 2-2 tie. Thats not how the Com mission was originally set up. The Commission was set up to have a majority. The change to the land development code opens all property along a four-lane road outside the box of property surrounded by Fairbanks, Interlachen, Penn sylvania and Webster avenues to planned developments. One provision of the ordi nance also leaves out parking ga area ratio (FAR), a regulated per centage of a buildings size compared to its lot. But Winter Park residents once again spoke out against the changes as they did back in April, opposed to more density in Win ter Park and fearing for the vil lage character of the city. very special in your hands, said Frank Anderson, one of more than 20 residents who spoke dur ing the meeting. Tonight we decide whether we embark as a community on a path that will open up an aperture for these [planned developments]. If we go in that direction, it takes away some of the safe guards that generations of lead ers in this city have put in place PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERFears of high density construction roiled residents at a meeting in Winter Park Monday. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Renovation could cost $6 million, but the city is considering an entirely new building. Denser developmentCity Commission passes development code changes after voting a second timeTIM FREED Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2The smack of wood on rawdirt. The quiet excitement of the crowd when the home team hits attentiveness could will it over the fence. A pack of children running the bases between innings. Play ers taking a break from the dug tendees sitting in the grandstand. Florida Collegiate Summer League baseball is back in Central Florida. The leagues 11th season opened June 3 at Sanford Memo rial Stadium. There the leagues two founding teams from 20044, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and the Sanford River Rats, reig nited a longtime rivalry. It makes my summers Ill tell you that, said Sanford head coach Ken Kelly. The kids keep me young. River Rats got down early in the game on their home turf, trailing 3-0 heading into the bot tom of the third. But they battled back with a huge seventh, scoring seven runs. That, combined with a shutdown performance from the bullpen, brought them a blowout comeback win on opening night, 10-4. When youre playing the de fending champions, its opening night, you got a good crowd and Opening night: Baseball back in Winter ParkCOLIN BELL Observer staffRewriting the Winter Park Librarys futureNew library could replace civic center, part of city hallTIM FREED Observer staff Please see LIBRARY on page 2 Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction Subutex/Suboxone For Opioid AbuseSpring Special 10% Off All Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC www.wpmobserver.com/enews Please see BASEBALL on page 4

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Page 2 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer LIBRARY | Debate over new site, which could be Post OfficeDEVELOPMENT | Density worriesProgress Energy property along Orange Avenue. Shaffer, consultants and members of the board of trustees each made their case for why the library should be given new life. A world-class city deserves a world-class library, said Clyde Lucas County Public Library and a building consultant speaking on behalf of the Winter Park Library. Weve seen more library construction in the past 20 years than probably the era of Carnegie. The public library is no longer simply a building that houses books, its a place that community blossoms. One possible site plan would keep the majority of city hall minus the police wing while adding a three-story, 60,000-square-foot library, along with a 60to 160-car parking garage, said ACi Archi tects Inc. partner John Cunningham, who presented the locations. Cunningham suggested for the civic center location to tear down the existing building and start anew, making way for a threestory library with an expanded parking lot. [These are] just opportunities and thoughts, but I wanted to let you know its doable, Cunningham said. The cost for building a new location remains a moving target, but renovating the current library built in 1979 would cost between $5 million and $6 million, not including any additional parking or a temporary space to occupy for eight to 12 months in the meantime. Shaffer said the library hopes to move toward the digital age as well, having recently applied for federal grant money to receive a new Makerspace a collection of cutting edge technology that includes recording equipment, video editing software and a 3D printer. Well still be the traditional warehouse of information, Shaffer told the Observer in April. We want to move into an era where we start to help you create information. Winter Park City Commissioners showed support for pursuing a new library, hoping to make sure its done right. I think the library is one of munity, Commissioner Tom McMacken said. Much like our museums, our churches and our people here, a library should speak for Winter Park. This ought to be a place where people say and wear the buttons saying Yes, Ive been to the Winter Park Library. Mayor Ken Bradley said the concept of a new library intrigued him, but more support needs to Many Winter Park residents still might not feel its needed, he said. The argument for the new library needs to be much more We need to build a 100-year building. We dont need to be in the mode of Well, lets just change it. The Commission agreed to start forming a library committee of stakeholders and residents to begin reviewing all the potential options in the coming months.for a reason to protect the na ture of our community. City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper spoke vehemently against the changes as well, believing that planned developments should continue to be restricted and that parking garages need to be con sidered part of a buildings size. Ive been at this a long time and I can tell you that when you make someone eligible, you have to look them in the eye and youre going to have to defend from per son to person why one can have it and one cannot, Cooper said. The city has not been successful in doing that. The idea that we are mak ing all of these properties equally eligible to negotiate being consid ered for this zoning is a concern to me. Winter Park resident Judy Maynard brought the public com ment to a screeching halt when she demanded that Leary recuse himself from the vote due to his ownership of property along Or ange Avenue. I believe he should recuse himself from this vote because he has a vested interest with his property at the old Thomas Lum ber property, Maynard said. I dont believe it is fair for him to vote on this. This is a four-lane highway where he can then use it Leary didnt admit outright to owning the land, but City Attor ney Larry Brown stepped in and said he had already discussed the concerns with the Commissioner and believed there wasnt a conI want to assure the public that Ive provided legal advice to Commissioner Leary on the ques said. In my opinion, the size of the class of property owners with land abutting four-lane roads in Under the Commission on Ethics precedent, I dont think this par ticular vote tonight would come anywhere close to violating. Planning and Community Development Director Dori Stone said that the changes would go a long way toward revitalizing ma jor corridors like U.S. Highway 17-92. We have opened it up to cor ridors where theyre currently not allowed, but it also opens up a fresh start for [planned develop ments] to come in and show you the value of being a [planned de velopment] and to not be limited by size or location, Stone told the City Commission. Leary, City Commissioners Sarah Sprinkel and Mayor Ken Bradley voted in support of the ordinance to pass it through. Commissioner Tom McMacken voted against the changes with Cooper, saying he wanted more time for any confused residents to understand the details. The ordinance will be sent off to the Florida Department of Eco nomic Opportunity for review be fore coming back to the City Com mission in about three months, Stone said. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE rfrfn fnrtrbtnrnrtr rf nt brfn tnbn rfrnr rfftbrnrrrrf rnrtr nrfrfff rfbnrrfnrrrrfntrbr f ftf t nrn f rbrfntbnbnbbrf n tbttb PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVERThe new library could displace City Hall if one of four proposals is approved by the city.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City TalkBY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Joint TAB/P&Z Meeting on ThursdayOn Thursday, June 12, the city of Maitlands Transportation Advisory Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to revisit the recommendathe future plans for Maitland Av enue. The Maitland Area Transportation Study conducted in 2004 Horn and Associates under the direction of an intergovernmental steering committee evaluated and provided recommendations for improvements to alleviate congestion particularly at U.S. Highway 17-92 and Horatio Avenue. The study encouraged the city to take steps to discourage use of Maitland and Horatio av enues. The purpose of the joint ses sion is to receive input and dis meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for the public to ex press their views on this impor sions will help shape the future of the citys downtown. For more information about the 2004 Maitland Area Transpor tation Study, please visit the fol lowing links: http://bit.ly/1u26wTb http://bit.ly/1pBHudr http://bit.ly/1q0CGRlCity seeking volunteers to serve on boards and commissionThe city of Maitland is seeking Maitland residents to volunteer to serve on its boards or commission. Boards meet regularly and pro vide valuable input and recom mendations to the City Council. Visit itsmymaitland.com/boards. commissions.aspx for board and commission descriptions and an application. Submit an application today.Remapping downtown FHMG-14-18399THE ZONE is a three-step, medically supervised and customized rapid weight loss system that provides the tools, technology and support proven to meet and maintain individual goals. Through changes in diet and exercise, supplements and injections, and other modication techniques, youll be swimsuit readyevery season.ENROLLING NOW!FREE consultation and body composition analysis (exp. 7/31/14)Refer a friend and get a week free! 407.200.2759 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810 (main oor of RDV Sportsplex) 407.200.2759 | www.MaitlandFamilyCare.com THE Z NE Hello, swimsuit seasonGet ready to meet your weight loss goals in FHMG-14-18399 MFC-The Zone Weight Loss Program Ad.indd 1 5/23/14 9:34 AM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLANDLearn more about the citys transportation study by visiting the citys website.

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Page 4 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, June 12, 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 FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar JUNE 12 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association invite you to experience the charm of Park Avenue at the Summer Sip, Shop & Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. Spend the evening on a unique wine walk and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants. Discover new mer chants and restaurants and enjoy wine and hors doeuvres along the way. Guests must check in by 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Please sip responsibly. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. For more information, call the Winter Park Chamber at 407-6448281.JUNE 13The Art & History Museums-Maitland and JUNE 12Bring the whole family, snacks and a blan ket to Winter Parks Central Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, to catch this months Popcorn Flick in the Park showing of Toy Story. For more information on this Community Bulletin Commending Preservation CapenWinter Parks Preservation Capen was re cently awarded an Outstanding Achieve ment award at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservations 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. Preservation Capen is an ongoing effort to save, move and restore the historic Capen-Showalter House, built in 1885, im plemented by three independent non-prot organizations working in concert. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, and Winter Park History Museum engaged in free event, visit enzian.orgJUNE 14Join the Maitland Public Library for an afternoon of reading and fun from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at their An ansi Festival/Summer Reading Kickoff. The event is open to all ages. Activities will include storytelling, puppet shows, au thentic food, music, presenters and more. For more information, visit maitlandpubli clibrary.org Cheer on the Miami Midnites or the Florida Flight as they face off in a mi nor league Florida Basketball Association game at the Orlando JCC Maitland cam pus from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $25 for VIP seating and $500 for a 10-person luxury box with drinks. Kids 12 and under are free. Contact Royal Webster at RoyalW@orlandojcc.org or by calling 407-645-5933 for more informa tion. Every Saturday starting June 14 at 7 p.m., An Tobar Pub will hold a trivia session featuring cash prizes. The trivia will be three rounds, 10 questions each. In addi tion to 10 general-knowledge questions, the second round will feature ve Hun ger Games and ve Mad Men alternative questions. Bring out your friends who are fans of these popular movies and shows. An Tobar Pub is located at 600 N. Lake Destiny Road in Maitland. The entry fee is $5 per person.PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVERMajor League Baseball draftee Tyler Palmer rocked Winter Park in the season opener. BASEBALL | a new group of kids ... I think its got an extra tint to it, Kelly said. Sanford got a big game from shortstop Tyler Palmer who reached base four times and tallied two RBI. Meanwhile, Winter Park is working to defend its title from a season ago, when the Dawgs won both the regular season and postseason championships. The Dawgs have eight returning players on their roster and high hopes of repeating their success. After starting the season with a loss, Winter Park had a quick turn CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEaround to get their revenge. The Dawgs won games two and three of the series, both by just one run. In game two Nate Ferrell homered for the Dawgs, and in game three Kyle Cava naugh scored on his own single thanks to a three-base error by the Up next for the Dawgs is a three-game series with the Deland Suns, who are off to a 1-4 start on the season.. (When/where do they play?) The series will take place from June 10 to 12. Games one anddn three will be played in Deland, with game two n June 11 being hosted by the Dawgs at Al fond Stadium in Winter Park. All games start at 7 p.m.a monumental cooperative venture with no advance notice and few resources. The success of the project demonstrates the strength of collaborations in historic pres ervation.Leading the chamberWinderweedle Attorney Jere F. Daniels Jr. was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Daniels, a Winter Park native, practices mainly in the area of real estate law, assisting corporate and individ ual clients with transactions and disputes. Other areas of legal experience include agribusiness, banking, commercial lend ing, construction and environmental law. Daniels serves on the rms management team and as the administrative partner of the Winter Park ofce. the Performing Arts of Maitland will host the Summer Concert in the Garden from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 13. The con cert will be held on the second Friday of each month from May through September at the Maitland Art Centers Main Garden. This Summer Concert in the Garden event features musical entertainment by Eugene Snowden & Friends and a reading by poet Stacy Barton. Admission to the concert se ries is a suggested donation of $5. Good Morning Winter Park will feature Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh at 7:45 a.m. Friday, June 13. He will speak about real estate trends. The program is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary continental break fast. The session will be held at Winter Park Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Visit www.winterpark. org/content/good-morning-winter-park for more information.JUNE 14Enjoy a cult classic at the Enzian Theater in Maitland this weekend as they host a screening of American Grafti at noon on Saturday, June 14. General admission is $8 and Enzian Film Society members get in for $5. For more information, visit enzian. orgJUNE 17Maitlands Enzian Theater will host the Or lando Story Club at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, as it puts on Emotion Pictures, in which participants share moving stories about making and experiencing lm. Ten willing audience members each get ve minutes on stage to share a story related to this months theme. The evening will also feature lm, food and magic. Admis sion includes free popcorn and all proceeds support Enzians mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the com munity through lm. For more information, visit enzian.orgONGOINGIn partnership with the Orlando Chapter of USA Dance, The Alzheimers Associa tion Central and North Florida Chapter is bringing a free ballroom-dance program to the community. Ballroom for the Brain will be Saturdays, June 21 to July 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby YMCA in Winter Park. The program will use ballroom dancings unique ability to stimulate the mind and body simultaneously. Trained dance instructors and volunteer partners from USA Dance will teach early and middle stage individuals and their care partners the principles of partner dancing and the basics of fun dances such as swing, rumba, merengue and the waltz. Volunteer partners are provided, or you can bring your own. RSVP is required; please call 1-800-272-3900 to register or for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City TalkBY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER June 9 City Commission meeting highlightsIf you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held June 9 in City Hall Com mission Chambers, below are a few highlights of the meeting:Mayors Report the Winter Park Police Pension declaring June 9 as Mary Lee DePugh Day and honoring The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center as the recipient of the second quarter 2014 Business Recogni tion Award Consent Agenda were approved. tracts and a formal solicitation were approved (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets)Public Hearings Investments Winter Park, LLC: dinance amending the comprehensive plan to change the Future Land Use Designation at 967 Cherokee Ave. was approved. zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave., was approved. dinance vacating and abandoning portions of the public rights of way of Friends Avenue and Gal loway Drive, was approved. Advisors, LLC: dinance amending the Compre hensive Plan on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved. zoning map on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved. TGG, Ltd: dinance amending the Compre hensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was approved. First reading of the ordi ing map to change the existing zoning designations at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was ap proved. Park: dinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Ar ticle I Comprehensive Plan re lated to the Planned Development Future Land Use Designations was approved. First reading of the ordi nance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment and Home Acres Subdivision area was approved. the issuance of Electric Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, to Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A, was approved. A full copy of the June 9 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 23, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Remember, if you are unable to at tend the City Commission meet ings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive city business.Win a KindleFire and $50 Cocina 214 gift cardsThe citys Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Advisory Board has drafted a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) focusing on ef forts to make the city more sus tainable in the next 10-20 years. The plan sets goals for the city to reach by 2020 and 2030 such as: modes of transportation (walking, bicycling, mass transit) unlimited, free recycling oppor tunities with a pay-as-you-throw garbage collection program create an environment where gar bage collection is only needed one day per week composting age edible landscaping, community gardens, public orchards, and rain gardens from renewable resources The city is looking for public feedback on these goals and others as outlined in the draft SAP to ensure they align with the residents and businesses of Win ter Park. This draft plan will also help the city achieve its Green Lo cal Government Platinum Level status, surpassing its current Gold Level. Please help the city shape this plan and enter to win great prizes by sharing your feedback at one or more of the following opportu nities: Sustainability Action Plan Sur vey at cityofwinterpark.org/SAP 30. entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $50 Cocina 214 gift card. Public Forum Tuesday, June 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave. Attendees who have com pleted the survey will also be eligible to win a KindleFire and other great sustainable items that (must be present to win). Light food and beverages will be provided. For more information regard ing the Sustainability Program, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/ sustainability or call 407-599-3364. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo.Keep us beautiful Run to TrackShack.com Special entry fee for active and retired military service personnel $2 OFF Use Discount Code WPO2014 Information www..org www.rrfMEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND MOST COMMERCIAL INSURANCES ACCEPTED 5019096 We come to you! Available 24/7 Medications, equipment and supplies provided A dedicated team of Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Home Health Aides and Volunteers assigned to your care Cornerstones care is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. Regardless of payer source Cornerstone is here to help.

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Page 6 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles At 15 years old Baxter Mur rell is already an accomplished young man. A sophomore at Win ter Park High School, Baxter is in the International Baccalaureate Program, excels at public speak ing and is well on his way to earning the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Baxter has made an ambition choice to provide 400 supplywomen served by the homeless ministry of St. George Orthodox Church in downtown Orlando. The total cost of the project is estimated at around $15,000. According to one of Baxters scout leaders, David Rotenberg er, Baxters project is exceptional in that it is much more complex and therefore costly than the typ ical project. Ive seen a lot of projects and this one is huge, said Roten berger. I could have chosen a less in volved project, Baxter said. But I wanted to do something more monumental and I wanted to in spire other scouts to step up their game and do something really big as well. Baxter was inspired to help the homeless after a recent service project he and his father com pleted. Together they gathered gently used items from around their home and distributed them at St. George. As I was talking to the people there, I asked what practical help they could really use and many mentioned backpacks and per sonal items like underwear and washcloths, Baxter said. So thats what I decided to do. When he presented the idea to his troop leaders, many felt the project was perhaps too ambi tious. It was suggested that he do maybe 50 or 100 backpacks. The homeless ministry serves up to 400 people though, and I just couldnt see leaving anyone out, Baxter said. I take my hat off to him, said Rotenberger. He had a vi sion and hes seeing it through, no matter how challenging. Not one to settle for second best, Baxter is in the process of negotiating with JanSport to pur chase the 400 backpacks at a dis count. I could have gone with a cheaper alternative, but I want ed to give them something that would last and really be useful, he said. with a complete personal-care kit including toothpaste and brush, deodorant, soap bar, washcloth, bug spray, razors, T-shirt, socks, boxer shorts, yogurt-covered pretzel snacks, and bottled water. In a short while, with the help of generous donations, Baxter has already raised just over $9,000 toward his goal. In addition, he has received enough toothpaste, brushes and snacks to more than meet the needs of the project. nor for deodorant and bug spray, two of the more expensive items in the kit. Baxter says hes found inspi ration to continue the project from his grandfather who passed away a few years ago. I spent a lot of time with him; we were very close and my desire to become a lawyer comes from my relationship with him, he said. Robert Murrell Sr. was a law yer for 57 years in downtown building across the street from St. George Orthodox Church and for quite some time the family has had a history of aiding the churchs endeavors. Ive always felt like there was so much more we could be do ing; there are so many missing pieces. I want people to see this and to know that there are still PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVERBaxter Murrell hopes to help out 400 homeless Central Florida residents with backpacks lled with supplies to help them survive. Eagle Scout hopefuls impossible goalALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see EAGLE SCOUT on next page Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater PALO ALTOFri Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 9:30Saturday Matinee Classics: AMERICAN GRAFFITISat 12PMFathers Day at Enzian featuring THE JERKDads get one FREE draught beer! (While supplies last) Sunday at 1PMOrlando Story Club Emotion PicturesMoving stories about making and experiencing lm. All proceeds to support Enzians mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through lm. Tues 6:30Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: GREASE 2Garbage Night FREE on the lawn! Happy hour from 7-11PM. Wed 8PMIDAOne of the hits from the 2014 Florida Film Festival! Fri-Sun 4PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 7 EAGLE SCOUT | Scout leaders awed by ambitious projectgood people out there and wor thy projects to be tackled, Baxter said. Baxter is graced with an unfor someone so young a fact that he credits to something he once dreaded. When he was in the sixth grade, his parents signed him up for ballroom dancing and eti quette lessons at the Winter Park Womans Club. said that he would fake sick just to get out of going. Five years later, he has returned as assis tant to his former teacher Arlene Wroblicky. I am so grateful now that they made me stick with it, be cause I really gained a lot of conHes at ease with everyone, kids, adults, it doesnt matter. He is just such a gentleman, Wroblicky said. He doesnt take his work lightly, no matter what he does. I feel privileged to know him. Despite the ambitious scope of the project, Baxter said hes con his personal deadline, which is the end of this summer. If all goes well with this proj ect, he would like to see it reach other cities in the future. This is just the beginning, it Baxter said. As for the future, Baxter hopes to attend the University of Flor ida after high school and some day become a lawyer, following in his grandfathers footsteps. I want to do more in life than just a 9-to-5 though; what I re ally want is to make an impact, to make things better. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE rfntfb rfrff rfnrtnt bb nfbrrb bbbb bbbr b bbbb bbb b b btnrb bbb bbbb bb bbb bbbbr bbbbb b bbb bbb bbbbrrr bbb bb bbb bb bbbbb bbbb b bbbbr rb bb bbb tb b b rfrntbrfrntbbnnr

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 9 rfnttt fbrnttt brfnttt tbbbt rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbffbbrbtntt brnttnttttfrnttnttt trtnttt frfnttt 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 The numbers are in: Millennials those age 33 and younger take the top spot as the largest group of recent homebuyers in the U.S. According to the 2014 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences of recent homebuyers and sellers, millennials comprised 31 percent of recent home purchases. Millennials are the largest gen eration in history after the baby boomers, and since many still aspire to one day invest in their future through homeownership, they drive future housing de mand, explains Orlando Regional Realtor Association Chairman Zola Szerencses. Despite having a reputation of not wanting to put down roots, this generation still very much sees homeownership as part of the American Dream. And while mil lennials want to enter the market, this generation does face some challenges on their path to home ownership. Twenty percent of millennials polled said that they would have a hard time saving for a down pay ment, citing student loan debt as can limit the options and ability for young people to own, not to men tion the challenges of tight credit, limited inventory, rising prices and the possibility of rising inter est rates. A Realtor can be a millen nials best source for guidance in overcoming these challenges. But despite the obstacles, young buyers attitudes about owning a home are not diminished. This generation truly appreciates the security of homeownership 87 percent polled say they consider cial investment. They also under stand the issues currently affecting the market, and that they may their own home a reality. Realtors know that younger people often need to make com promises to get into their new home and can help guide buyers to achieving their goal of owning their own property, says Szerencses. Desired size and location are usually negotiable when buying a home and most buyers are will means they can make this impor tant investment in their future. ORRADream of homeownership alive and well for rst-time Millennial home buyers

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 11 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 AGENTS | High tech gadgets have already revolutionized real estate, streamlining the homebuying process ing the home. Thats really the anced process from contract to close. Many, many steps take home, and that is what makes us valuable as agents. Meeting the appraiser, making sure the in spector shows up, does a through job and turns in his report on time. Juggling the communica tions between the title company, sellers and contractors as well as keeping things on schedule. We anticipate and know how to deal with situations that even purchasers of several homes may have never been through, and these are just a few of the relationship based activities real estate agents carry out daily for their clients. Recently I represented a buyer purchase and they diligently did their research online using third party websites prior to asking me to place an offer on a home. as I had advised them it would be prior to presenting it. It was simply too low. The buyers were purchasing a home that was a traditional sale and what they had seen online were mostly dis tressed homes in far worse con dition. Several recent traditional sales within the same neighbor hood had not yet appeared on the third party websites so they could not factor those into their offer equation. The multiple list ing service, which myself and all agents use exclusively, had all of those details the same day of those closings. I was able to determine the market value of a traditional, well-kept home in that neighborhood for them in they went ahead with their ini tial offer a few days afterward, they presented a new offer more inline with local property values on a similar home in the area. A month later they were able to close on their home, and I negoti ated a contract price $15,000 un der the appraised value as well as got a portion of their closing costs covered. Nothing better than having instant equity in your home. The real estate relationship connection extends further. As a home seller, the relationships an agent has with the commu nity and past buyers may easily net a seller a higher sales price and faster. For the past year or so many markets including the Orlando and greater Central Florida area have been experi encing a shortage of inventory. Agents may pre-market homes prior to them being placed in the MLS through blogs, network ing, signage and email blasts to other agents and people they know. In some cases creating an interest list can capture the right buyer for a home immediately, saving the sellers the hassle of prepping for repeat showings, open houses and other potential inconveniences. Veteran agents also know each other well. So, an agents reputation for represent is likely known by other agents in his or her area, which in turn may weigh in their buyers favor when it comes to a multiple offer situation as is common now. In terms of technology we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, and thats a good thing. Gadgets and technology that seem simple now such as smart phones, electronic signage services such as Docusign and tablets have already revolutionized real estate in a huge way. I can only imagine how much more we as agents can accomplish as we continue to embrace tech and automation. The future I envision is one where technology enables agents and consumers to be more effec tive and successful together, and still one where relationships rule.Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Con tact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaSellsOrlando.com CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerMary Ann SteltenkampRealtor Sales Assoc.407.645.4321 Rose Isle $449,000 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,220 SF Baldwin Park $1,050,000 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 4,036 SF Baldwin Park $464,900 Baldwin Parks Only Work/Live | 3,259 SF

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Page 12 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Twenty-six years ago John Gray wrote a book titled Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus that noted, among other things, how men and women see things dierently. This was reected in a 2014 National Association of Realtors realtor. com survey that found men and women homebuyers 66 percent of whom were married couples in 2013 dont always agree on what they like most about a home. While not always on the same planet with their wish lists, their likes were in the same so lar system. For example, while percentages often varied, both their wish lists noted a desire for outdoor living spaces (women 54 percent and men 46 percent), Men and women sometimes planets apart with home wish lists ADVERTORIAL the importance of a homes curb appeal (men 35 percent and women 29 percent), and a fond ness for open oor plans (women 42 percent and men only 30 percent). However, it wasnt surprising that 40 percent of men wanted a garage, a like that didnt appear on the womens list, while 29 percent of women wanted a home with updated appliances, a feature that didnt show up on the mens list. One of the more reveal ing statistics in the NAR realtor. com survey was that 69 per cent of all buyers liked a home so much that they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person. Lets face it: Real estate is, and always has been, a highly emotional ex perience. But falling in love with a home can have a problematic side. The NAR realtor.com survey showed 41 percent of women and 30 percent of men had a crush on homes outside their price range. Strong emotional ties to a home can often blur a buyers judgment and practicality and quash the chances of being able to walk away easily at any time. While there was no evidence in the NAR realtor.com survey that showed buyers paid more for a home, history shows us that there are always cases where buyers stretch a bit beyond their comfort zone when push comes to shove in order to land their dream home. To help keep buyers grounded, it is important for them to work with a skilled real estate agent or broker. A good agent is your emotional rewall. He or she helps keep you on track so that you adhere to your original objectives and budget goals. A good agent also negoti ates on your behalf and creates a comfortable distance between you, the home and the numbers. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, a growing number of Americans (30 percent up from 25 percent a year ago) see real estate as the top long-term investment. Dierences aside, men and women agree that when it comes to security, con trolling your own destiny, and achoring your family to a certain lifestyle, housing is and always will be the best investment. This is especially true in a weatherfriendly market like Central Florida where a broad range of buyers from singles and young families to business professionals and retirees nd the living very appealing. Scott Hillman is president of Fannie Hillman + Associates, a 33-year-old Winter Park-based real estate company specializing in residential real estate. Visit fanniehillman.com or call 407-644-1234 for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 13Tonight June 12 Sip, Shop & Stroll on Park AvenueExperience the charm of Winter Parks Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll, where you spend the evening explor ing Park Avenues shops and restaurants. Discover new shops, check out the fashions, gift ideas and menu items as you enjoy wine and hors doeuvres along the way from 5 to 8 p.m. Check-in at the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard on June 12 beginning at 5 p.m. Attendees receive a wine glass and passport at check-in. Call 407-644-8281 or email aringler@ winterpark.org June 13 Good Morning Winter Park Good Morning Winter Park is the popular monthly break fast gathering where Winter Park residents and community leaders interact for insights on timely topics and networking. Free and open to the public, the meeting on June 13 will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast. At 8:15 a.m. Orange County Florida Property Appraiser Rick Singh will speak to the group on The State of Orange Countys Real Estate: What is to Come in 2014 at the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.orgJune 13, 14 and 15 Tim Mooneys Shakespeares HistoriesFollowing sell-out perfor mances at Orlando Fringe, Tim Mooney presents all 10 of Shakespeares histories in one epic, one-man performance, capturing the history of Eng land from 1066 to 1533 in just one hour. Including the most brilliant speeches of Shakespeares plays, Shakespeares Histories reveals the genius of Shakespeares historical vision. Histories will be performed at Breakthrough Theatre on June 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and June 15 at 3 p.m. Breakthrough Theatre is at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations.June 13 to 29 Elton Johns AIDAFollowing the story line of Verdis famous opera, Elton John and Tim Rice took the timeless love story from Egypt and created a rock musical that won both Tony and Grammy awards on Broadway. Now Director Derek Critzer is creating a new production about the enslaved princess to be presented at The Venue at 511 Virginia Drive in Orlando from June 13 to 29. Featuring LaDawn Taylor and Tony Flaherty, this is a special opportunity to see a Broadway musical with extraordinary local talent. Tickets are available at clandestineorlando.com (includ ing an Industry Night Special on June 16.) June 13 and 21 Grease Sing-A-LongBut, oh-oh-oh-oh those summer nights. Those crazy time-travelers at The Abbey invite us to embrace our inner T-Bird or Pink Lady at the phenomenon that is the Grease Sing-A-Long. Part Rocky Horror Picture Show (costumes encouraged and in teractive goodie-bags provided) and part mob karaoke, this promises to be a watch, rinse and repeat sing-along. The only rule apart from the fact that it rfntbfn JUNE SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 Your Dogs Destination for All Things Healthy 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.com RockysRetreat.com A Gym for Dogs! $20 o your next purchase Customized workouts Fitness Classes K9GetFit Boot Camps TM Boarding Dog Daycare Weight loss Aqua therapy Canine massage Reiki Fitness and fun swims Fitness and fun swims Please see CULTURE on page 14 SOUNDS OF FREEDOM BALLET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSJosh Garrick Culture for your calendar

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begins around 9 p.m. is there are no freakin rules, so break out those leather jackets, poodle skirts, and sing-a-long. Call 407704-6103. June 14 Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard With the goal to unite, serve and educate through music, entertainment and the arts, the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard will present its summer concert Celebracon! The Music of Spain and Latin America on June 14 at 3 p.m. at the Shake speare Center in Loch Haven Park. The diverse program includes orchestral works, dance performances by the Color Guard and guest Flamenco artists Alborea Dances, and the Orlando Gay Chorus. Admission is free, with a $10 suggested donation accepted. Visit centralJune 14 The All Stars of Dance Gala The World Ballet Competition founded here in Central Florida is held in Orlando each June, bringing together an impressive array of international talent, all of which comes together on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a not-to-be-missed All Stars of Dance Gala. Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the audience is treated to bril liant performances from visiting dance stars who share the spotlight with medalwinners from the week-long competition. The event comes highly recommended. For tickets, call 407-849-4669 or visit worldballetcompetition.comJune 15 Harp music at the Casa With the beautiful backdrop of the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, harpist Christine MacPhail will present a concert on June 15 beginning at noon. A professional harpist for more than 20 years, Christine has provided the special music of the harp for thousands of events from weddings to corporate par ties at Disney. Performing every style of music, Christine per forms works by artists as varied as Bruno Mars to Frank Sinatra, mixed with classical selections by Mozart and Beethoven. Casa Feliz is at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-628-8200 or visit casafeliz.us June 16 to July 19 Art Is Dead exhibit by Parker SketchRecent works by artist Parker Sketch will be at The Peacock Room with an opening on June 16 beginning at 8 p.m. Running through July 19, the exhibit is titled Art is Dead, referencing the idea that everything (in art) has been done. Drawing heavily on pop art, Dada, and action painting, Parker also references expressionism and minimalism. The result is a playful look at art history with traditional painting, found objects, collage, and spray paint represented. Visit thepea cockroom.com or parkersketch. com or call 407-228-0048.June 18 Recital by lyric soprano Lindsay Renee Cash We are invited to savor songs of the Romantic era by lyric soprano Lindsay Renee Cash at the University Club of Winter Parks Classical Music meeting on June 18 at 1 p.m. The recital will include songs in six languages by composers Debussy, RimskyKorsakov, Britten and more. Ms. Cash has performed with Page 14 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer CULTURE | Want to see the best in dance? Theyre at the All Stars of Dance Gala CONTINUED FROM NEXT PAGE 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 June 16th Movie Day June 23rd Special Bingo June 30th Casino CRAFTS & CONVERSATION Friday, 13th & 20th 1:30pm-2pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. 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RSVP 407.949.6722 LEGAL & FINANCIAL SENIOR SURVIVAL WORKSHOP Tuesday, June 17th 2pm-4pm By Kathleen Flammia, P.A. RSVP 407.478.7800Calendar of Events June 2014 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. www.wpmobserver.com/subscribe Please see CULTURE on next page ALL STARS OF DANCE CHRISTINE MACPHAIL ART IS DEAD

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 15the Orlando Opera, Orlando Philharmonic, the Bach Festival, and Rollins College orchestras. This free concert experience will be accompanied by refresh ments. Call 407-629-2125 or visit uclubwp.orgJune 19 to July 27 Rapunzel at Orlando ShakespeareIn a playful adaptation by Brandon Roberts from the story by the Brothers Grimm, Orlando Shakespeare offers up a summertime tale for the whole family. Shut away in a lonely tower, Rapunzel grows, and so does her hair! Will Rapunzel escape the clutches of her evil captor? Find out in this very contemporary adaptation with an Orlando Shakes twist! Arrive early and Shake Out The Sillies as mem bers of the cast offer pre-show fun for the whole family. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.orgJune 20 CFAMily Day at the CornellThe Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College invites Central Florida families to a free cational activities. From gallery tours to hands-on art-making to scavenger hunts and games, the programs are designed for ages 6 and older, but all ages are wel Friday, June 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the museum. The event is free and no RSVPs are necessary. Call 407-646-2526 or visit cfam. rollins.eduJune 20 to Sept. 7 OMART offers the Florida Prize in Contemporary ArtThe Orlando Museum of Art will offer a preview of the exhibit Or lando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art in a reception June 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibit presents 10 artists working in diverse mediums, often combining materials creating work from reclaimed materials along with imagery from historic and/or popular culture. The diversity of the challenging nature of art today. Admission is $5. Call 407-8964231 or visit omart.orgJune 20 to July 19 Back by popular demand SHOUT! The Mod MusicalIn one of the funniest and wildly enjoyable musicals ever presented at the Winter Park Playhouse, SHOUT! The Mod Musical returns to the Playhouse from June 20 to July 19. The hit musical tells the story in 1960s London and features an incredible collection of s classics by Petula Clark, Dusty production features a power house cast of Playhouse professionals, and is highly recommended. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.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 | Its an Orlando Shakes twist on this classic story from the Brothers Grimm in Rapunzel CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE RAPUNZEL LINDSAY RENEE CASH SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL CFAMILY DAY LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT.Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community. Visit WPMObserver.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today! WINNER OF15FLORIDAPRESS ASSOCIATIONAWARDS

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Page 16 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceJune 9, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson PerspectivesYou cant have a war on terrorism because thats not an actual enemy, its an abstract. Its like having a war on dandruff. That war would be eternal and pointless. Its idiotic. Gore Vidal A high school classmate of mine posted the above quote on Facebook and one of her male friends suggested that if that is the case, then there could be no War on Women. I responded by asking him, In what respect? As, in what respect has there not been a war on women? The question becomes acrimonious because the actual enemy has been, historically speaking, men (and unfor tunately, the sad, complicit women who go along to survive). The War on Women has been characterized as a Republican War on Women, what with GOP efforts to manage and control a womans body (see: female reproductive rights). The Republican Partys exertions to historical continuum of female repression. To argue otherwise displays a woeful misunderstanding (or no understand ing) of history. Even the most cursory exposure to world history depicts the relentless mar ginalization of women. The earliest legal codes unequivocally relegate women to a second-class status (see for example: the legal code from the reign of Urukagina in Mesopotamia or the Code of Ham murabi). That we speak glowingly today of the exceptional exceedingly rare powerful women of history (see: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Aspasia, Hypatia, Queen Elizabeth and Catherine the Great) only illustrates that timeless axiom of the exception proving the rule. Why has this been the female experi ence? And, was it always so? Is it feminist women led matriarchal societies? We have scant historical evidence that that was ever the human condition. Regardless, we do have some examples of cultures of equality (see: Cherokee Native Americans as well as the 6th century B.C. status of women of the Etruscan civiliza tion). And is it irony that the women of Ancient Egypt had a higher status than their counterparts today? Without a historical doubt women have been considered property, chattel if you will, of/by men. This is undeniable. Why? Why would men have ever deigned to so treat or consider women? How and why would it become a cultural custom to marginalize women? Religion tragically has been a bulwark of male autarchy (look no further today than the male-dominated religions that still have no room for women in management). Is it funny or idiotic (or both) that our expul sion from paradise is cast as a womans fault? have made great strides in securing equality. It has been a relentless slog. Nothing given. Consider this fact: postCivil War America gave the right to vote to former slave men Slaves! before we gave the right to vote to our already free daughters, wives and mothers. That is how low on the totem pole women in America were considered. And that is not so long ago. It has been suggested that men, historically, have wanted to control access to women in order to control their sexuality, their fertility, to ensure that the worst thing that could ever befall a man cuckoldry doesnt. Ive laughingly suggested for years, No man knows for sure. Few see the humor. Has there been a war on women? Examine our history, nay, simply look around the world today and truth fully answer. Cartoonist Walt Kelly once famously observed, We have met the enemy and he is us. Literally.The war on women 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! About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) days in the s, I saw many Civilian Con servation Corps camps in the woods of the far west. At that time unemployment was rampant, but our national debt was not yet out of sight. The CCC camps put men to work cleaning our forests and built roads and many lovely parks where travelers could stop and picnic on red wood tables and benches. Now our august president gets the brilliant idea that he can copy Roosevelt by attacking todays unemployment by using a 1930s method. Today we have towering national debt, and the solution is not to put the unemployed on the national payroll dole to lower their number and make things appear as though we have stumbled upon a solution for unemployment. An invented job working for the government is not a genuine job not the kind of job we need for those out-of-work. It is simply sleightof-hand that produces, at best, a cosmetic illusion. along with other members of our Scout Troop, would canoe with our leader Fleet Peeples down the Wekiva River and camp out overnight on Shell Island. This was Florida jungle as wild and untamed as it was when Ponce de Leon landed in Florida. Alligators, bobcats, all the differ ent poisonous snakes, and the devilish insects abounded, and we human beings were invaders taking a big risk just for the hell of it! That none of us were ever badly injured was a miracle of sorts, a miracle that kept us coming back to tempt fate. Paddling back up the river against the 2 to 3 mph stream to Wekiwa Springs was a laborious task. We were boys then. We were crazy. What else is new? I am not, the Super Bowl is the end of big sports until baseball gets well under way. My b.w. and I have learned to enjoy watching golf, and I marvel at the camera work able to bring a big golf course right when I was a little kid visiting my grandmother in Atlanta, where Bobby Jones lived right up the street. As an amateur, Bobby won everything there was in sight, both amateur and professional, and he never turned pro. He was the Babe Ruth of golf and has never been equaled. dent being bonkers or at least stupid. He often seems to be courting those with Moslem overtones. How did we elect this guy? More to the point, how do we get rid at Guantanamo have been released and are now free to do their mischief among us all over again, thanks to Obama. In return, we get one American prisoner, whom the presidents people re ferred to as a hero but could actually be a bad apple who walked out on the U.S. How many men did America lose in that they are free, how many more of us will they kill when they reenter terrorist pursuits? Our presidents machinations are becoming a danger to our national security. I sometimes wonder what George Washington or Thomas Jefferson even Dwight Eisenhower would think of the logic that that our present leaders are dis pensing as justice. Obama, who claims to be a protector of women, has done nothing for a female prisoner languishing in a jail in the Sudan with her two American children, a 20-month-old boy and a week-old baby girl. She is sentenced to be given 100 lashes before being hanged. Her crime: converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian. She is a doctor by the way. And then there is the story of a real hero Marine still being held in a Mexican jail after crossing the border unwittingly. What would happen if we stopped tour ism to Mexico until he is released, and, as well, the dollars that Mexico receives from us in trade?Slices of time



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WPMOBSERVER.COM Winter Park might be forced to use the wrecking ball in order to make room for a high tech new library. And it could end up in Central Park. Discussions of a new Winter Park Public Library continued to take shape on Monday as the City Commission sat down with library representatives in a public work session, discussing four possible locations for construct ing a new facility. The Winter Park Public Library asked for the City Commissions support in either constructing a new building or remodeling the existing library, which currently suffers from lack of space, a shortage in parking and outdated electrical wiring, said WPPL Executive Director Shawn Shaffer. Four potential sites were brought forward to the City Commission for constructing a new facility: city hall, the civic center in Martin Luther King Jr. edge of Central Park, and the USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! EAGLE SCOUT WANTS TO OUTFIT 400 HOMELESS LIFESTYLES, 6 Win a Kindle Fire! Just participate in this survey. WINTER PARK CITY TALK, 5 Waiting to sell Home prices are rising, but so is the time spent on the market. HOME MAGNIFIER, 8 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 HOME MAGNIFIER ............... 8 CULTURE ..................... 13 OPINIONS .................... 16 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 17 An ordinance passed by Win ter Park City Commissioners on development in the city just over a month after Commission ers chose to vote it down back in April. The City Commission passed a series of changes to the land development code by a count of 3-2 during Mondays meeting and opportunity for planned de velopments projects of a larger size that tend to be mixed-use. City Commissioner Steven Leary requested the item be nal moments of the May 12 meet ing. Mayor Ken Bradley had been absent during the April 28 meet ing when the City Commission voted to oppose the ordinance by a count of 3-1. Leary cast the third opposing vote to turn the change down, but said he did so to be a part of the majority of the vote, which has the power to bring the item back in this case when the whole Commission is present. I think its important that the mayor hears [this item], Leary told the Observer in May. I dont like to see things go down on a 2-2 tie. Thats not how the Com mission was originally set up. The Commission was set up to have a majority. The change to the land devel opment code opens all property along a four-lane road outside the box of property surrounded by Fairbanks, Interlachen, Penn sylvania and Webster avenues to planned developments. One provision of the ordi nance also leaves out parking ga area ratio (FAR), a regulated per centage of a buildings size com pared to its lot. But Winter Park residents once again spoke out against the changes as they did back in April, opposed to more density in Win ter Park and fearing for the vil lage character of the city. very special in your hands, said Frank Anderson, one of more than 20 residents who spoke dur ing the meeting. Tonight we decide whether we embark as a community on a path that will open up an aperture for these [planned developments]. If we go in that direction, it takes away some of the safe guards that generations of lead ers in this city have put in place PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Fears of high density construction roiled residents at a meeting in Winter Park Monday. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Renovation could cost $6 million, but the city is considering an entirely new building. Denser development City Commission passes development code changes after voting a second time TIM FREED Observer staff Please see DEVELOPMENT on page 2 The smack of wood on raw dirt. The quiet excitement of the crowd when the home team hits attentiveness could will it over the fence. A pack of children running the bases between innings. Play ers taking a break from the dug tendees sitting in the grandstand. Florida Collegiate Summer League baseball is back in Central Florida. The leagues 11th season opened June 3 at Sanford Memo rial Stadium. There the leagues two founding teams from 20044, the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs and the Sanford River Rats, reig nited a longtime rivalry. It makes my summers Ill tell you that, said Sanford head coach Ken Kelly. The kids keep me young. River Rats got down early in the game on their home turf, trailing 3-0 heading into the bot tom of the third. But they battled back with a huge seventh, scoring seven runs. That, combined with a shutdown performance from the bullpen, brought them a blowout comeback win on opening night, 10-4. When youre playing the de fending champions, its opening night, you got a good crowd and Opening night: Baseball back in Winter Park COLIN BELL Observer staff Rewriting the Winter Park Librarys future New library could replace civic center, part of city hall TIM FREED Observer staff Please see LIBRARY on page 2 Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction Subutex/Suboxone For Opioid AbuseSpring Special 10% Off All Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com 407-629-0413 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC www.wpmobserver.com/enews Please see BASEBALL on page 4

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Page 2 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer LIBRARY | Debate over new site, which could be Post Office DEVELOPMENT | Density worries Progress Energy property along Orange Avenue. Shaffer, consultants and members of the board of trustees each made their case for why the library should be given new life. A world-class city deserves a world-class library, said Clyde Lucas County Public Library and a building consultant speaking on behalf of the Winter Park Library. Weve seen more library con struction in the past 20 years than probably the era of Carnegie. The public library is no lon ger simply a building that houses books, its a place that community blossoms. One possible site plan would keep the majority of city hall mi nus the police wing while adding a three-story, 60,000-square-foot library, along with a 60to 160-car parking garage, said ACi Archi tects Inc. partner John Cunning ham, who presented the locations. Cunningham suggested for the civic center location to tear down the existing building and start anew, making way for a threestory library with an expanded parking lot. [These are] just opportunities and thoughts, but I wanted to let you know its doable, Cunning ham said. The cost for building a new location remains a moving target, but renovating the current library built in 1979 would cost between $5 million and $6 million, not including any additional parking or a temporary space to occupy for eight to 12 months in the meantime. Shaffer said the library hopes to move toward the digital age as well, having recently applied for federal grant money to receive a new Makerspace a collection of cutting edge technology that includes recording equipment, video editing software and a 3D printer. Well still be the traditional warehouse of information, Shaf fer told the Observer in April. We want to move into an era where we start to help you create information. Winter Park City Commission ers showed support for pursuing a new library, hoping to make sure its done right. I think the library is one of munity, Commissioner Tom McMacken said. Much like our museums, our churches and our people here, a library should speak for Winter Park. This ought to be a place where people say and wear the buttons saying Yes, Ive been to the Winter Park Library. Mayor Ken Bradley said the concept of a new library intrigued him, but more support needs to Many Winter Park residents still might not feel its needed, he said. The argument for the new library needs to be much more We need to build a 100-year building. We dont need to be in the mode of Well, lets just change it. The Commission agreed to start forming a library committee of stakeholders and residents to begin reviewing all the potential options in the coming months. for a reason to protect the na ture of our community. City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper spoke vehemently against the changes as well, believing that planned developments should continue to be restricted and that parking garages need to be con sidered part of a buildings size. Ive been at this a long time and I can tell you that when you make someone eligible, you have to look them in the eye and youre going to have to defend from per son to person why one can have it and one cannot, Cooper said. The city has not been successful in doing that. The idea that we are mak ing all of these properties equally eligible to negotiate being consid ered for this zoning is a concern to me. Winter Park resident Judy Maynard brought the public com ment to a screeching halt when she demanded that Leary recuse himself from the vote due to his ownership of property along Or ange Avenue. I believe he should recuse himself from this vote because he has a vested interest with his property at the old Thomas Lum ber property, Maynard said. I dont believe it is fair for him to vote on this. This is a four-lane highway where he can then use it Leary didnt admit outright to owning the land, but City Attor ney Larry Brown stepped in and said he had already discussed the concerns with the Commissioner and believed there wasnt a con I want to assure the public that Ive provided legal advice to Commissioner Leary on the ques said. In my opinion, the size of the class of property owners with land abutting four-lane roads in Under the Commission on Ethics precedent, I dont think this par ticular vote tonight would come anywhere close to violating. Planning and Community De velopment Director Dori Stone said that the changes would go a long way toward revitalizing ma jor corridors like U.S. Highway 17-92. We have opened it up to cor ridors where theyre currently not allowed, but it also opens up a fresh start for [planned develop ments] to come in and show you the value of being a [planned de velopment] and to not be limited by size or location, Stone told the City Commission. Leary, City Commissioners Sarah Sprinkel and Mayor Ken Bradley voted in support of the ordinance to pass it through. Commissioner Tom McMacken voted against the changes with Cooper, saying he wanted more time for any confused residents to understand the details. The ordinance will be sent off to the Florida Department of Eco nomic Opportunity for review be fore coming back to the City Com mission in about three months, Stone said. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE r f r f n fn rtrb tn r nrtr r f nt b r f n tn b n r f r nr r f ft b rnr r r rf r n r t r n rf r f f f r f b nr r f nr r r rf ntr br f f t f t nr n f r b rf n t b n b nb b r f n t bttb PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER The new library could displace City Hall if one of four proposals is approved by the city.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 3 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Joint TAB/P&Z Meeting on Thursday On Thursday, June 12, the city of Maitlands Transportation Ad visory Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to revisit the recommenda the future plans for Maitland Av enue. The Maitland Area Transporta tion Study conducted in 2004 Horn and Associates under the direction of an intergovernmental steering committee evaluated and provided recommendations for improvements to alleviate congestion particularly at U.S. Highway 17-92 and Horatio Av enue. The study encouraged the city to take steps to discourage use of Maitland and Horatio av enues. The purpose of the joint ses sion is to receive input and dis meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for the public to ex press their views on this impor sions will help shape the future of the citys downtown. For more information about the 2004 Maitland Area Transpor tation Study, please visit the fol lowing links: http://bit.ly/1u26wTb http://bit.ly/1pBHudr http://bit.ly/1q0CGRl City seeking volunteers to serve on boards and commission The city of Maitland is seeking Maitland residents to volunteer to serve on its boards or commission. Boards meet regularly and pro vide valuable input and recom mendations to the City Council. Visit itsmymaitland.com/boards. commissions.aspx for board and commission descriptions and an application. Submit an applica tion today. Remapping downtown FHMG-14-18399THE ZONE is a three-step, medically supervised and customized rapid weight loss system that provides the tools, technology and support proven to meet and maintain individual goals. Through changes in diet and exercise, supplements and injections, and other modication techniques, youll be swimsuit readyevery season.ENROLLING NOW!FREE consultation and body composition analysis (exp. 7/31/14)Refer a friend and get a week free! 407.200.2759 8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32810 (main oor of RDV Sportsplex) 407.200.2759 | www.MaitlandFamilyCare.com THE Z NE Hello, swimsuit seasonGet ready to meet your weight loss goals in FHMG-14-18399 MFC-The Zone Weight Loss Program Ad.indd 1 5/23/14 9:34 AM KEEP UP WITH MAITLAND NEWS AND EVENTS!www.IndependenceLane.com Facebook.com/ItsMyMaitland PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF MAITLAND Learn more about the citys transportation study by visiting the citys website.

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Page 4 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, June 12, 2014 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COM PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITORS Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Tim Freed 407.563.7054 TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ARTS EDITOR Josh Garrick joshgarrick9@gmail.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@cfl.rr.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of Commerce Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER Patti Green VICE PRESIDENT Jeff Babineau USPS #00-6186 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar JUNE 12 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association invite you to experience the charm of Park Avenue at the Summer Sip, Shop & Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. Spend the evening on a unique wine walk and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants. Discover new mer chants and restaurants and enjoy wine and hors doeuvres along the way. Guests must check in by 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Please sip responsibly. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. For more information, call the Winter Park Chamber at 407-6448281. JUNE 13 The Art & History Museums-Maitland and JUNE 12 Bring the whole family, snacks and a blan ket to Winter Parks Central Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, to catch this months Popcorn Flick in the Park showing of Toy Story. For more information on this Community Bulletin Commending Preservation Capen Winter Parks Preservation Capen was re cently awarded an Outstanding Achieve ment award at the Florida Trust for Historic Preservations 2014 Historic Preservation Awards. Preservation Capen is an ongoing effort to save, move and restore the historic Capen-Showalter House, built in 1885, im plemented by three independent non-prot organizations working in concert. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, and Winter Park History Museum engaged in free event, visit enzian.org JUNE 14 Join the Maitland Public Library for an afternoon of reading and fun from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at their An ansi Festival/Summer Reading Kickoff. The event is open to all ages. Activities will include storytelling, puppet shows, au thentic food, music, presenters and more. For more information, visit maitlandpubli clibrary.org Cheer on the Miami Midnites or the Florida Flight as they face off in a mi nor league Florida Basketball Association game at the Orlando JCC Maitland cam pus from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $25 for VIP seating and $500 for a 10-person luxury box with drinks. Kids 12 and under are free. Contact Royal Webster at RoyalW@orlandojcc.org or by calling 407-645-5933 for more informa tion. Every Saturday starting June 14 at 7 p.m., An Tobar Pub will hold a trivia session featuring cash prizes. The trivia will be three rounds, 10 questions each. In addi tion to 10 general-knowledge questions, the second round will feature ve Hun ger Games and ve Mad Men alterna tive questions. Bring out your friends who are fans of these popular movies and shows. An Tobar Pub is located at 600 N. Lake Destiny Road in Maitland. The entry fee is $5 per person. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Major League Baseball draftee Tyler Palmer rocked Winter Park in the season opener. BASEBALL | a new group of kids ... I think its got an extra tint to it, Kelly said. Sanford got a big game from shortstop Tyler Palmer who reached base four times and tal lied two RBI. Meanwhile, Winter Park is working to defend its title from a season ago, when the Dawgs won both the regular season and postseason championships. The Dawgs have eight returning play ers on their roster and high hopes of repeating their success. After starting the season with a loss, Winter Park had a quick turn C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE around to get their revenge. The Dawgs won games two and three of the series, both by just one run. In game two Nate Ferrell homered for the Dawgs, and in game three Kyle Cava naugh scored on his own single thanks to a three-base error by the Up next for the Dawgs is a three-game series with the Deland Suns, who are off to a 1-4 start on the season.. (When/where do they play?) The series will take place from June 10 to 12. Games one anddn three will be played in Deland, with game two n June 11 being hosted by the Dawgs at Al fond Stadium in Winter Park. All games start at 7 p.m. a monumental cooperative venture with no advance notice and few resources. The success of the project demonstrates the strength of collaborations in historic pres ervation. Leading the chamber Winderweedle Attorney Jere F. Daniels Jr. was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Daniels, a Winter Park native, practices mainly in the area of real estate law, assisting corporate and individ ual clients with transactions and disputes. Other areas of legal experience include agribusiness, banking, commercial lend ing, construction and environmental law. Daniels serves on the rms management team and as the administrative partner of the Winter Park ofce. the Performing Arts of Maitland will host the Summer Concert in the Garden from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 13. The con cert will be held on the second Friday of each month from May through September at the Maitland Art Centers Main Garden. This Summer Concert in the Garden event features musical entertainment by Eugene Snowden & Friends and a reading by poet Stacy Barton. Admission to the concert se ries is a suggested donation of $5. Good Morning Winter Park will feature Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh at 7:45 a.m. Friday, June 13. He will speak about real estate trends. The program is free, open to the public and in cludes a complimentary continental break fast. The session will be held at Winter Park Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Visit www.winterpark. org/content/good-morning-winter-park for more information. JUNE 14 Enjoy a cult classic at the Enzian Theater in Maitland this weekend as they host a screening of American Grafti at noon on Saturday, June 14. General admission is $8 and Enzian Film Society members get in for $5. For more information, visit enzian. org JUNE 17 Maitlands Enzian Theater will host the Or lando Story Club at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, as it puts on Emotion Pictures , in which participants share moving stories about making and experiencing lm. Ten willing audience members each get ve minutes on stage to share a story related to this months theme. The evening will also feature lm, food and magic. Admis sion includes free popcorn and all proceeds support Enzians mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the com munity through lm. For more information, visit enzian.org ONGOING In partnership with the Orlando Chapter of USA Dance, The Alzheimers Associa tion Central and North Florida Chapter is bringing a free ballroom-dance program to the community. Ballroom for the Brain will be Saturdays, June 21 to July 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby YMCA in Winter Park. The program will use ballroom danc ings unique ability to stimulate the mind and body simultaneously. Trained dance instructors and volunteer partners from USA Dance will teach early and middle stage individuals and their care partners the principles of partner dancing and the basics of fun dances such as swing, rumba, merengue and the waltz. Volunteer partners are provided, or you can bring your own. RSVP is required; please call 1-800-272-3900 to register or for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER June 9 City Commission meeting highlights If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meet ing held June 9 in City Hall Com mission Chambers, below are a few highlights of the meeting: Mayors Report the Winter Park Police Pension declaring June 9 as Mary Lee DePugh Day and honoring The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Cen ter as the recipient of the second quarter 2014 Business Recogni tion Award Consent Agenda were approved. tracts and a formal solicitation were approved (a complete listing can be found at cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets) Public Hearings Investments Winter Park, LLC: dinance amending the compre hensive plan to change the Fu ture Land Use Designation at 967 Cherokee Ave. was approved. zoning map at 967 Cherokee Ave., was approved. dinance vacating and abandoning portions of the public rights of way of Friends Avenue and Gal loway Drive, was approved. Advisors, LLC: dinance amending the Compre hensive Plan on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved. zoning map on the 0.64 acres of vacant property at the northeast corner of Schultz and Michigan avenues was approved. TGG, Ltd: dinance amending the Compre hensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map Designation at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was approved. First reading of the ordi ing map to change the existing zoning designations at 298 and 313 W. New England Ave. was ap proved. Park: dinance amending Chapter 58 Land Development Code, Ar ticle I Comprehensive Plan re lated to the Planned Development Future Land Use Designations was approved. First reading of the ordi nance vacating and abandoning a portion of Loren Avenue within the Ravaudage Planned Develop ment and Home Acres Subdivi sion area was approved. the issuance of Electric Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, to Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A, was approved. A full copy of the June 9 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of June 23, pending ap proval by the City Commission. Remember, if you are unable to at tend the City Commission meet ings, you can watch them live, gavel-to-gavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityofwinterpark.org/cclive city business. Win a KindleFire and $50 Cocina 214 gift cards The citys Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Advisory Board has drafted a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) focusing on ef forts to make the city more sus tainable in the next 10-20 years. The plan sets goals for the city to reach by 2020 and 2030 such as: modes of transportation (walking, bicycling, mass transit) unlimited, free recycling oppor tunities with a pay-as-you-throw garbage collection program create an environment where gar bage collection is only needed one day per week composting age edible landscaping, community gardens, public orchards, and rain gardens from renewable resources The city is looking for public feedback on these goals and oth ers as outlined in the draft SAP to ensure they align with the residents and businesses of Win ter Park. This draft plan will also help the city achieve its Green Lo cal Government Platinum Level status, surpassing its current Gold Level. Please help the city shape this plan and enter to win great prizes by sharing your feedback at one or more of the following opportu nities: Sustainability Action Plan Sur vey at cityofwinterpark.org/SAP 30. entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $50 Cocina 214 gift card. Public Forum Tuesday, June 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave. Attendees who have com pleted the survey will also be eligible to win a KindleFire and other great sustainable items that (must be present to win). Light food and beverages will be provided. For more information regard ing the Sustainability Program, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/ sustainability or call 407-599-3364. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Keep us beautiful Run to TrackShack.com Special entry fee for active and retired military service personnel $2 OFF Use Discount Code WPO2014 Information www..org www.rrfMEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND MOST COMMERCIAL INSURANCES ACCEPTED 5019096 We come to you! Available 24/7 Medications, equipment and supplies provided A dedicated team of Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Home Health Aides and Volunteers assigned to your care Cornerstones care is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. Regardless of payer source Cornerstone is here to help.

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Page 6 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles At 15 years old Baxter Mur rell is already an accomplished young man. A sophomore at Win ter Park High School, Baxter is in the International Baccalaureate Program, excels at public speak ing and is well on his way to earning the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Baxter has made an ambition choice to provide 400 supplywomen served by the homeless ministry of St. George Orthodox Church in downtown Orlando. The total cost of the project is estimated at around $15,000. According to one of Baxters scout leaders, David Rotenberg er, Baxters project is exceptional in that it is much more complex and therefore costly than the typ ical project. Ive seen a lot of projects and this one is huge, said Roten berger. I could have chosen a less in volved project, Baxter said. But I wanted to do something more monumental and I wanted to in spire other scouts to step up their game and do something really big as well. Baxter was inspired to help the homeless after a recent service project he and his father com pleted. Together they gathered gently used items from around their home and distributed them at St. George. As I was talking to the people there, I asked what practical help they could really use and many mentioned backpacks and per sonal items like underwear and washcloths, Baxter said. So thats what I decided to do. When he presented the idea to his troop leaders, many felt the project was perhaps too ambi tious. It was suggested that he do maybe 50 or 100 backpacks. The homeless ministry serves up to 400 people though, and I just couldnt see leaving anyone out, Baxter said. I take my hat off to him, said Rotenberger. He had a vi sion and hes seeing it through, no matter how challenging. Not one to settle for second best, Baxter is in the process of negotiating with JanSport to pur chase the 400 backpacks at a dis count. I could have gone with a cheaper alternative, but I want ed to give them something that would last and really be useful, he said. with a complete personal-care kit including toothpaste and brush, deodorant, soap bar, washcloth, bug spray, razors, T-shirt, socks, boxer shorts, yogurt-covered pretzel snacks, and bottled water. In a short while, with the help of generous donations, Baxter has already raised just over $9,000 toward his goal. In addition, he has received enough toothpaste, brushes and snacks to more than meet the needs of the project. nor for deodorant and bug spray, two of the more expensive items in the kit. Baxter says hes found inspi ration to continue the project from his grandfather who passed away a few years ago. I spent a lot of time with him; we were very close and my desire to become a lawyer comes from my relationship with him, he said. Robert Murrell Sr. was a law yer for 57 years in downtown building across the street from St. George Orthodox Church and for quite some time the family has had a history of aiding the churchs endeavors. Ive always felt like there was so much more we could be do ing; there are so many missing pieces. I want people to see this and to know that there are still PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Baxter Murrell hopes to help out 400 homeless Central Florida residents with backpacks lled with supplies to help them survive. Eagle Scout hopefuls impossible goal ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see EAGLE SCOUT on next page Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater PALO ALTOFri Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9:15 Tues 9:30Saturday Matinee Classics: AMERICAN GRAFFITISat 12PMFathers Day at Enzian featuring THE JERKDads get one FREE draught beer! (While supplies last) Sunday at 1PMOrlando Story Club Emotion PicturesMoving stories about making and experiencing lm. All proceeds to support Enzians mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through lm. Tues 6:30Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: GREASE 2Garbage Night FREE on the lawn! Happy hour from 7-11PM. Wed 8PMIDAOne of the hits from the 2014 Florida Film Festival! Fri-Sun 4PM

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 7 EAGLE SCOUT | Scout leaders awed by ambitious project good people out there and wor thy projects to be tackled, Baxter said. Baxter is graced with an un for someone so young a fact that he credits to something he once dreaded. When he was in the sixth grade, his parents signed him up for ballroom dancing and eti quette lessons at the Winter Park Womans Club. said that he would fake sick just to get out of going. Five years later, he has returned as assis tant to his former teacher Arlene Wroblicky. I am so grateful now that they made me stick with it, be cause I really gained a lot of con Hes at ease with everyone, kids, adults, it doesnt matter. He is just such a gentleman, Wroblicky said. He doesnt take his work lightly, no matter what he does. I feel privileged to know him. Despite the ambitious scope of the project, Baxter said hes con his personal deadline, which is the end of this summer. If all goes well with this proj ect, he would like to see it reach other cities in the future. This is just the beginning, it Baxter said. As for the future, Baxter hopes to attend the University of Flor ida after high school and some day become a lawyer, following in his grandfathers footsteps. I want to do more in life than just a 9-to-5 though; what I re ally want is to make an impact, to make things better. C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE rfntfb rfrff rfnrtnt bb nfbrrb bbbb bbbr b bbbb bbb b b btnrb bbb bbbb bb bbb bbbbr bbbbb b bbb bbb bbbbrrr bbb bb bbb bb bbbbb bbbb b bbbbr rb bb bbb tb b b rfrntbrfrntbbnnr

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 11 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 AGENTS | H igh tech gadgets have already revolutionized real estate, streamlining the homebuying process ing the home. Thats really the anced process from contract to close. Many, many steps take home, and that is what makes us valuable as agents. Meeting the appraiser, making sure the in spector shows up, does a through job and turns in his report on time. Juggling the communica tions between the title company, sellers and contractors as well as keeping things on schedule. We anticipate and know how to deal with situations that even purchasers of several homes may have never been through, and these are just a few of the relationship based activities real estate agents carry out daily for their clients. Recently I represented a buyer purchase and they diligently did their research online using third party websites prior to asking me to place an offer on a home. as I had advised them it would be prior to presenting it. It was simply too low. The buyers were purchasing a home that was a traditional sale and what they had seen online were mostly dis tressed homes in far worse con dition. Several recent traditional sales within the same neighbor hood had not yet appeared on the third party websites so they could not factor those into their offer equation. The multiple list ing service, which myself and all agents use exclusively, had all of those details the same day of those closings. I was able to determine the market value of a traditional, well-kept home in that neighborhood for them in they went ahead with their ini tial offer a few days afterward, they presented a new offer more inline with local property values on a similar home in the area. A month later they were able to close on their home, and I negoti ated a contract price $15,000 un der the appraised value as well as got a portion of their closing costs covered. Nothing better than having instant equity in your home. The real estate relationship connection extends further. As a home seller, the relationships an agent has with the commu nity and past buyers may easily net a seller a higher sales price and faster. For the past year or so many markets including the Orlando and greater Central Florida area have been experi encing a shortage of inventory. Agents may pre-market homes prior to them being placed in the MLS through blogs, network ing, signage and email blasts to other agents and people they know. In some cases creating an interest list can capture the right buyer for a home immediately, saving the sellers the hassle of prepping for repeat showings, open houses and other potential inconveniences. Veteran agents also know each other well. So, an agents reputation for represent is likely known by other agents in his or her area, which in turn may weigh in their buyers favor when it comes to a multiple offer situation as is common now. In terms of technology we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, and thats a good thing. Gadgets and technology that seem simple now such as smart phones, electronic signage services such as Docusign and tablets have already revolutionized real estate in a huge way. I can only imagine how much more we as agents can accomplish as we continue to embrace tech and automa tion. The future I envision is one where technology enables agents and consumers to be more effec tive and successful together, and still one where relationships rule. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor. Con tact her at 407-928-8294 or ChristinaSellsOrlando.com C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerMary Ann SteltenkampRealtor Sales Assoc.407.645.4321 Rose Isle $449,000 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,220 SF Baldwin Park $1,050,000 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 4,036 SF Baldwin Park $464,900 Baldwin Parks Only W ork/Live | 3,259 SF

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Page 12 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Twenty-six years ago John Gray wrote a book titled Men Are from Mars, Women are from Venus that noted, among other things, how men and women see things dierently. This was reected in a 2014 National As sociation of Realtors realtor. com survey that found men and women homebuyers 66 percent of whom were married couples in 2013 dont always agree on what they like most about a home. While not always on the same planet with their wish lists, their likes were in the same so lar system. For example, while percentages often varied, both their wish lists noted a desire for outdoor living spaces (women 54 percent and men 46 percent), Men and women sometimes planets apart with home wish lists ADVERTORIAL the importance of a homes curb appeal (men 35 percent and women 29 percent), and a fond ness for open oor plans (wom en 42 percent and men only 30 percent). However, it wasnt surprising that 40 percent of men wanted a garage, a like that didnt appear on the womens list, while 29 percent of women wanted a home with updated appliances, a feature that didnt show up on the mens list. One of the more reveal ing statistics in the NAR realtor. com survey was that 69 per cent of all buyers liked a home so much that they were drawn back to looking at it more than once online or in person. Lets face it: Real estate is, and always has been, a highly emotional ex perience. But falling in love with a home can have a problematic side. The NAR realtor.com survey showed 41 percent of women and 30 percent of men had a crush on homes outside their price range. Strong emotional ties to a home can often blur a buyers judgment and practicality and quash the chances of being able to walk away easily at any time. While there was no evidence in the NAR realtor.com survey that showed buyers paid more for a home, history shows us that there are always cases where buyers stretch a bit beyond their comfort zone when push comes to shove in order to land their dream home. To help keep buyers grounded, it is important for them to work with a skilled real estate agent or broker. A good agent is your emotional rewall. He or she helps keep you on track so that you adhere to your original objectives and budget goals. A good agent also negoti ates on your behalf and creates a comfortable distance between you, the home and the numbers. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, a growing number of Americans (30 percent up from 25 percent a year ago) see real estate as the top long-term investment. Dierences aside, men and women agree that when it comes to security, con trolling your own destiny, and achoring your family to a certain lifestyle, housing is and always will be the best investment. This is especially true in a weatherfriendly market like Central Florida where a broad range of buyers from singles and young families to business profession als and retirees nd the living very appealing. Scott Hillman is president of Fannie Hillman + Associates, a 33-year-old Winter Park-based real estate company specializing in residential real estate. Visit fanniehillman.com or call 407-644-1234 for more information.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 13 Tonight June 12 Sip, Shop & Stroll on Park Avenue Experience the charm of Winter Parks Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll, where you spend the evening explor ing Park Avenues shops and restaurants. Discover new shops, check out the fashions, gift ideas and menu items as you enjoy wine and hors doeuvres along the way from 5 to 8 p.m. Check-in at the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard on June 12 beginning at 5 p.m. Attendees receive a wine glass and passport at check-in. Call 407-644-8281 or email aringler@ winterpark.org June 13 Good Morning Winter Park Good Morning Winter Park is the popular monthly break fast gathering where Winter Park residents and community leaders interact for insights on timely topics and networking. Free and open to the public, the meeting on June 13 will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast. At 8:15 a.m. Orange County Florida Property Appraiser Rick Singh will speak to the group on The State of Orange Countys Real Estate: What is to Come in 2014 at the Winter Park Welcome Center at 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org June 13, 14 and 15 Tim Mooneys Shakespeares Histories Following sell-out perfor mances at Orlando Fringe, Tim Mooney presents all 10 of Shakespeares histories in one epic, one-man performance, capturing the history of Eng land from 1066 to 1533 in just one hour. Including the most brilliant speeches of Shake speares plays, Shakespeares Histories reveals the genius of Shakespeares historical vision. Histories will be performed at Breakthrough Theatre on June 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and June 15 at 3 p.m. Breakthrough Theatre is at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations. June 13 to 29 Elton Johns AIDA Following the story line of Verdis famous opera, Elton John and Tim Rice took the time less love story from Egypt and created a rock musical that won both Tony and Grammy awards on Broadway. Now Director Derek Critzer is creating a new production about the enslaved princess to be presented at The Venue at 511 Virginia Drive in Orlando from June 13 to 29. Featuring LaDawn Taylor and Tony Flaherty, this is a special opportunity to see a Broadway musical with extraordinary local talent. Tickets are available at clandestineorlando.com (includ ing an Industry Night Special on June 16.) June 13 and 21 Grease Sing-A-Long But, oh-oh-oh-oh those summer nights. Those crazy time-travelers at The Abbey invite us to embrace our in ner T-Bird or Pink Lady at the phenomenon that is the Grease Sing-A-Long. Part Rocky Horror Picture Show (costumes encouraged and in teractive goodie-bags provided) and part mob karaoke, this promises to be a watch, rinse and repeat sing-along. The only rule apart from the fact that it rfntbfn JUNE SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 You r Dogs Destination fo r All Things Healthy 407-295-3888 BarkingDogFitness.co m RockysRetreat.com A Gym for Dogs! $20 o your next p urchase Customized workouts Fitness Classes K9GetFit Boot Camp s TM Bo arding Dog Daycare W eight loss Aqu a therap y Canine massage Reiki Fitness and fun swims Fitness and fun swims Please see CULTURE on page 14 SOUNDS OF FREEDOM BALLET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar

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begins around 9 p.m. is there are no freakin rules, so break out those leather jackets, poodle skirts, and sing-a-long. Call 407704-6103. June 14 Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard With the goal to unite, serve and educate through music, entertainment and the arts, the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard will present its summer concert Celebracon! The Music of Spain and Latin America on June 14 at 3 p.m. at the Shake speare Center in Loch Haven Park. The diverse program includes orchestral works, dance performances by the Color Guard and guest Flamenco artists Alborea Dances, and the Orlando Gay Chorus. Admis sion is free, with a $10 suggested donation accepted. Visit central June 14 The All Stars of Dance Gala The World Ballet Competi tion founded here in Central Florida is held in Orlando each June, bringing together an impressive array of international talent, all of which comes to gether on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a not-to-be-missed All Stars of Dance Gala. Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the audience is treated to bril liant performances from visiting dance stars who share the spot light with medalwinners from the week-long compe tition. The event comes highly recommended. For tickets, call 407-849-4669 or visit worldballetcompetition.com June 15 Harp music at the Casa With the beautiful backdrop of the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, harpist Christine MacPhail will present a concert on June 15 beginning at noon. A professional harpist for more than 20 years, Christine has provided the special music of the harp for thousands of events from weddings to corporate par ties at Disney. Performing every style of music, Christine per forms works by artists as varied as Bruno Mars to Frank Sinatra, mixed with classical selections by Mozart and Beethoven. Casa Feliz is at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-628-8200 or visit casafeliz.us June 16 to July 19 Art Is Dead exhibit by Parker Sketch Recent works by artist Parker Sketch will be at The Peacock Room with an opening on June 16 beginning at 8 p.m. Running through July 19, the exhibit is titled Art is Dead, referencing the idea that everything (in art) has been done. Drawing heavily on pop art, Dada, and action painting, Parker also references expressionism and minimalism. The result is a playful look at art history with traditional painting, found objects, collage, and spray paint represented. Visit thepea cockroom.com or parkersketch. com or call 407-228-0048. June 18 Recital by lyric soprano Lindsay Renee Cash We are invited to savor songs of the Romantic era by lyric so prano Lindsay Renee Cash at the University Club of Winter Parks Classical Music meeting on June 18 at 1 p.m. The recital will include songs in six languages by composers Debussy, RimskyKorsakov, Britten and more. Ms. Cash has performed with Page 14 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer CULTURE | Want to see the best in dance? Theyre at the All Stars of Dance Gala C ONTINUED FROM NEXT PAGE 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 June 16th Movie Day June 23rd Special Bingo June 30th Casino CRAFTS & CONVERSATION Friday, 13th & 20th 1:30pm-2pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Page 15 the Orlando Opera, Orlando Philharmonic, the Bach Festival, and Rollins College orchestras. This free concert experience will be accompanied by refresh ments. Call 407-629-2125 or visit uclubwp.org June 19 to July 27 Rapunzel at Orlando Shakespeare In a playful adaptation by Brandon Roberts from the story by the Brothers Grimm, Orlando Shakespeare offers up a sum mertime tale for the whole fam ily. Shut away in a lonely tower, Rapunzel grows, and so does her hair! Will Rapunzel escape the clutches of her evil captor? Find out in this very contempo rary adaptation with an Orlando Shakes twist! Arrive early and Shake Out The Sillies as mem bers of the cast offer pre-show fun for the whole family. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orland oshakes.org June 20 CFAMily Day at the Cornell The Cornell Fine Arts Mu seum at Rollins College invites Central Florida families to a free cational activities. From gallery tours to hands-on art-making to scavenger hunts and games, the programs are designed for ages 6 and older, but all ages are wel Friday, June 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the museum. The event is free and no RSVPs are necessary. Call 407-646-2526 or visit cfam. rollins.edu June 20 to Sept. 7 OMART offers the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art The Orlando Museum of Art will offer a preview of the exhibit Or lando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art in a reception June 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibit presents 10 artists working in diverse mediums, often combining materials creating work from reclaimed materials along with imagery from historic and/or popular culture. The diversity of the challenging nature of art today. Admission is $5. Call 407-8964231 or visit omart.org June 20 to July 19 Back by popular demand SHOUT! The Mod Musical In one of the funniest and wildly enjoyable musicals ever presented at the Winter Park Playhouse, SHOUT! The Mod Musical returns to the Play house from June 20 to July 19. The hit musical tells the story in 1960s London and features an incredible collection of s classics by Petula Clark, Dusty production features a power house cast of Playhouse profes sionals, and is highly recom mended. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.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 | Its an Orlando Shakes twist on this classic story from the Brothers Grimm in Rapunzel C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE RAPUNZEL LINDSAY RENEE CASH SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL CFAMILY DAY LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT.Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community. Visit WPMObserver.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today! WI NNER O F15FL ORID APRES S ASSOCI AT IO NAW ARDS

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Page 16 | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceJune 9, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives You cant have a war on terrorism because thats not an actual enemy, its an abstract. Its like having a war on dandruff. That war would be eternal and pointless. Its idiotic. Gore Vidal A high school classmate of mine posted the above quote on Facebook and one of her male friends suggested that if that is the case, then there could be no War on Women. I responded by asking him, In what respect? As, in what respect has there not been a war on women? The question becomes acrimonious because the actual enemy has been, historically speaking, men (and unfor tunately, the sad, complicit women who go along to survive). The War on Women has been characterized as a Republican War on Women, what with GOP efforts to manage and control a womans body (see: female reproductive rights). The Republican Partys exertions to historical continuum of female repres sion. To argue otherwise displays a woe ful misunderstanding (or no understand ing) of history. Even the most cursory exposure to world history depicts the relentless mar ginalization of women. The earliest legal codes unequivocally relegate women to a second-class status (see for example: the legal code from the reign of Urukagina in Mesopotamia or the Code of Ham murabi). That we speak glowingly today of the exceptional exceedingly rare powerful women of history (see: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Aspasia, Hypatia, Queen Elizabeth and Catherine the Great) only illustrates that timeless axiom of the exception proving the rule. Why has this been the female experi ence? And, was it always so? Is it feminist women led matriarchal societies? We have scant historical evidence that that was ever the human condition. Regard less, we do have some examples of cultures of equality (see: Cherokee Native Americans as well as the 6th century B.C. status of women of the Etruscan civiliza tion). And is it irony that the women of Ancient Egypt had a higher status than their counterparts today? Without a historical doubt women have been considered property, chattel if you will, of/by men. This is undeni able. Why? Why would men have ever deigned to so treat or consider women? How and why would it become a cultural custom to marginalize women? Religion tragically has been a bulwark of male autarchy (look no further today than the male-dominated religions that still have no room for women in management). Is it funny or idiotic (or both) that our expul sion from paradise is cast as a womans fault? have made great strides in securing equality. It has been a relentless slog. Nothing given. Consider this fact: postCivil War America gave the right to vote to former slave men Slaves! before we gave the right to vote to our already free daughters, wives and moth ers. That is how low on the totem pole women in America were considered. And that is not so long ago. It has been suggested that men, historically, have wanted to control ac cess to women in order to control their sexuality, their fertility, to ensure that the worst thing that could ever befall a man cuckoldry doesnt. Ive laughingly suggested for years, No man knows for sure. Few see the humor. Has there been a war on women? Examine our history, nay, simply look around the world today and truth fully answer. Cartoonist Walt Kelly once famously observed, We have met the enemy and he is us. Literally. The war on women 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! About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) days in the s, I saw many Civilian Con servation Corps camps in the woods of the far west. At that time unemployment was rampant, but our national debt was not yet out of sight. The CCC camps put men to work cleaning our forests and built roads and many lovely parks where travelers could stop and picnic on red wood tables and benches. Now our august president gets the brilliant idea that he can copy Roosevelt by attacking todays unemployment by using a 1930s method. Today we have towering national debt, and the solution is not to put the unem ployed on the national payroll dole to lower their number and make things ap pear as though we have stumbled upon a solution for unemployment. An invented job working for the government is not a genuine job not the kind of job we need for those out-of-work. It is simply sleightof-hand that produces, at best, a cosmetic illusion. along with other members of our Scout Troop, would canoe with our leader Fleet Peeples down the Wekiva River and camp out overnight on Shell Island. This was Florida jungle as wild and untamed as it was when Ponce de Leon landed in Florida. Alligators, bobcats, all the differ ent poisonous snakes, and the devilish insects abounded, and we human beings were invaders taking a big risk just for the hell of it! That none of us were ever badly injured was a miracle of sorts, a miracle that kept us coming back to tempt fate. Paddling back up the river against the 2 to 3 mph stream to Wekiwa Springs was a laborious task. We were boys then. We were crazy. What else is new? I am not, the Super Bowl is the end of big sports until baseball gets well under way. My b.w. and I have learned to enjoy watching golf, and I marvel at the camera work able to bring a big golf course right when I was a little kid visiting my grand mother in Atlanta, where Bobby Jones lived right up the street. As an amateur, Bobby won everything there was in sight, both amateur and professional, and he never turned pro. He was the Babe Ruth of golf and has never been equaled. dent being bonkers or at least stupid. He often seems to be courting those with Moslem overtones. How did we elect this guy? More to the point, how do we get rid at Guantanamo have been released and are now free to do their mischief among us all over again, thanks to Obama. In return, we get one American prisoner, whom the presidents people re ferred to as a hero but could actually be a bad apple who walked out on the U.S. How many men did America lose in that they are free, how many more of us will they kill when they reenter terrorist pursuits? Our presidents machinations are becoming a danger to our national security. I sometimes wonder what George Washington or Thomas Jefferson even Dwight Eisenhower would think of the logic that that our present leaders are dis pensing as justice. Obama, who claims to be a protector of women, has done nothing for a female prisoner languishing in a jail in the Sudan with her two Ameri can children, a 20-month-old boy and a week-old baby girl. She is sentenced to be given 100 lashes before being hanged. Her crime: converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian. She is a doctor by the way. And then there is the story of a real hero Marine still being held in a Mexican jail after crossing the border unwittingly. What would happen if we stopped tour ism to Mexico until he is released, and, as well, the dollars that Mexico receives from us in trade? Slices of time