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WPMOBSERVER.COM 1 9 8 9 2 0 1 4 25 YEARS One Winter Park city employ ees son is fresh off representing his country on the world biggest sports stage. The Winter Park City Com mission recognized Team USA soccer player Graham Zusi dur ing their Monday meeting for his time in Brazil playing in the FIFA World Cup tournament. Mayor Ken Bradley honored Graham by declaring Aug. 18, 2014 Grahams 28th birthday as Graham Zusi Day. Graham played in all four games and showed the world what a true superstar here is, Bradley said. David, were proud of Graham, were proud of you and were proud of your wife Shirley for raising such a Hes truly epitomized the best of athleticism, as well as our United States. Grahams father David received a standing ovation and accepted the proclamation on be half of his son, who was unable to attend due to traveling with his MLS team, Sporting Kansas City. Its humbling, said David, USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! THE RACE TO MAKE A MOVIE IN A WEEKEND LIFESTYLES, 6 Knights name starting QB Can he live up to Bortles legacy? SPORTS, 8 Checking for holes Why to get a home inspection HOME MAGNIFIER, 10 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 6 SPORTS ...................... 8 HOME MAGNIFIER .............. 10 CULTURE ..................... 15 OPINIONS .................... 18 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 19 parking problems plaguing the Winter Park shopping plaza containing Trader Joes may be there to stay unless the developer takes ac tion. And the plaza doesnt look to be alone, joining nation wide questions about parking issues with the grocery chain. The popular re tailer opened at Unicorp National Developments Lakeside Winter Park development in June, attracting hundreds of Central Florida shoppers. But with the cult following of along U.S. Highway 17-92 at the lights turning into the plaza. Residents making their way into the shopping area then en gage in a cutthroat battle for park ing spots. Monday afternoon, be fore rush hour, saw the parking 10 cars circling the lot. The parking woes prompted minutes of Mondays meeting to request the city reevaluate its parking codes in comparison to other cities. Ultimately what we have to do is look at shared parking solu tions for this city, Bradley said. What is the solution for Trader Joes? Well, they built that accord ing to our codes. problems at Lakeside Winter Park are up to the developer to solve, said Public Works Director Troy Attaway. [The developer] hasnt brought any of these ideas up with us, Attaway said. Early on in the development phase there was talk but nothing ever came back from that. Ive heard reports of taking several cycles to get through It would make life easier. Unicorp National Develop ments President Chuck Whittall said during the July 28 City Com should dwindle over time as the craze over the new shopping loca tion dies down. We expected when we opened the center that it would be very, very busy, Whittall said. Trader Joes has been drawing from all over the place. They told us that this honey moon craziness usually takes a month to a month and a half That will normalize. But at shopping plazas nation wide, Trader Joes has gained no toriety for parking problems. At a Trader Joes in Miami, 55 cars were towed from nearby lots on open ing weekend after parking over to opening weekend: Continued parking problems weeks after a store opening in Denver caused PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Drivers are growing frustrated with playing musical chairs in a shopping plaza some call poorly planned. Battling Trader woes TIM FREED Observer staff Please see TRADER JOES on page 2 Please see POWER on page 2 A workshop about budgeting last week bowled into an hour of bickering between members of the Maitland City Council about bal ance of power in the citys govern ment a conversation that carried over into a lesson in city policy at Mondays City Council meeting. Councilman John Lowndes raised concerns at the Aug. 4 bud get workshop about Mayor How ard Scheiferdecker possibly over stepping his bounds by providing direction to city staffers without Council consent or approval. Mai tland operates under a strong city manager, weak mayor form of municipal government, giv ing neither the mayor nor council members autonomous or collec tive authority over any staffers other than the city clerk, city at torney, and city manager. For more than a month, Schief erdecker has been working with regarding the impact of possible downtown redevelopment on the citys infrastructure. I am uncomfortable with the idea that youre directing staff to come up with new numbers that are more persuasive to the rest of the council, because I dont be lieve I have the right to do that (nor do the rest of the Council members), Lowndes said. I think you were out of line, and I hope you dont do it again, added Councilwoman Bev Repo Policy check puts mayor in place SARAH WILSON Observer staff Winter Park honors local Team USA player TIM FREED Observer staff Please see ZUSI on page 2 www.wpmobserver.com/enews 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Naltrexone for Alcohol & Cocaine Abuse Subutex/Suboxone For Opioids & HeroinExecutive Level ProtocolsPrivacy Guaranteed2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 Contact For Free Evaluation at 407-629-0413 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com PHOTO COURTESY OF IMAGEION.NET Former Central Florida soccer star Graham Zusi won another accolade in Winter Park. struggles continue outside Trader Joes
Page 2 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer TRADER JOES | City puts onus on developer to fix problem ZUSI | American World Cup soccer star got his start on local high school and semi-professional teams residents to overrun a city hall because of the store. Residents in that instance point ed to poor city codes that allowed too little parking for the Denver store, but that problem appears widespread at Trader Joes. A quick search of Internet customer rating site Yelp.com shows page after page of complaints of undersized parking, with lots generally rang ing from 50-85 spaces set aside for the store. In Berkeley, Calif., cus tomers resorted to vigilantism parking on streets nearby. Currently there are about 140 spaces available in the Lakeside Winter Park development, which hasnt leased out all of its 12 units. Other parking spaces are blocked off for construction. The tight park ing forced one Florida Blue medi the plaza because it couldnt secure off-site parking for employees. Whittall told the City Com mission that he plans to introduce more parking once construction starts on a new development at the current site of the Mt. Vernon Inn across the street though the deal has yet to close. That parking to open as well. continue as more retailers and restaurants lease at the plaza, At taway said. but does it mesh up with the Trad er Joes peak times? he said. Its kind of hard to say whether its go ing to be worse. ing to the Lakeside Winter Park de velopment could be seen as a plus, Bradley said. Its a good problem to have, Bradley said. Im glad we have the types of establishments in our city that people want to come to. I dont know if we suddenly add parking because of that. May be we have to. who serves as Winter Parks Wa ter and Wastewater Management Director. Im frankly embar rassed by the attention. The local soccer talent has built a reputation for scoring prowess throughout his career thus far. He scored the game-winning goal in one of the World Cup qualifying matches last year versus Jamaica in a showdown at Sporting Park his home MLS stadium. David would later follow his son overseas to Brazil to watch him represent the U.S. take on the rest of the world. There Graham assisted the game-winning goal versus Ghana and earned another assist against Portugal. Its been humbling for us as a family, David said. The support that Graham got that the whole team got while we were playing in the World Cup was amazing. Were watching our country with videos of support in Chica go, Kansas and here it was very exciting for us. Graham started playing soccer at 4 years old, joining a recre ational soccer team in Seminole County. He continued playing recreationally with teams such as the Central Florida Kraze and went on to play for the Lake Brantley High School. There he helped his team make it to the and enrolling in the University of Maryland. Graham spent four years playing college soccer, leading his team to national championship titles in 2005 and 2008. It wasnt long after his college graduation that he realized his dream of playing professional soccer, selected 23rd overall by Kansas City in the second round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Graham quickly found success on a professional level as well, earning the title of 2011 Breakout Player of the Year and leading his team to the MLS Cup in 2013 as the team MVP and the MLS Of fensive Player of the Year. Graham is a very shy, humble kid, David said. The recogni barrassed by it, but he certainly appreciates it. The Zusi family could never have dreamed that Graham would represent his county in the FIFA World Cup, David said. We all knew he was a really good player, David said. I dont think we were ever presumptu ous enough to think that hes going to be the guy. Like any other player, David said, Grahams journey all started with a dream in the backyard. Theres not a kid that doesnt recreate a World Cup scenario kick in the championship match, David said. He did that with his brothers probably a million times. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE All proceeds from ticket sales, rafe items and 10% of store sales benet the Sebastian Haul Fund. Helping Central Florida Greyhounds reach their new homes. IN ADVANCE, DAY OF EVENT15 wines to celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary on Park Avenue! 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A week later at the regularly scheduled City Council meet ing, City Attorney Cliff Shepard schooled the Council members in proper etiquette dictated in the city charter and by Florida Sun shine Law regulations. He said that regardless of in tentions, Anyone of you dealing with any city employee or contract worker has the potential of say ing something that puts someone in an awkward position because they dont want to tell you no. Shepard warned Council mem bers to keep perceptions in mind when meeting with potential de velopers or consulting with staff ers, always being careful not to to conduct city policy discussions outside of the Sunshine. Schieferdecker said hell re think his procedures in the future, while pursuing a new downtown. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 3 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Aug. 11 City Commission meeting highlights If you were unable to watch or attend the City Commission meeting held Aug. 11 in City Hall Commission Chambers, below are a few highlights of decisions made at the meeting: Mayors Report declaring Aug. 18 Graham Zusi Day. sented to Bill and Carol Swartz for 19 years of volunteering at the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Cel ebration. Program providers and partici pants and Core Value Coin recipi ents were recognized. Consent Agenda were approved. orders were approved (for a com plete listing, visit cityofwinter park.org/ccpackets). operation Agreement between Orange County and the city of Winter Park for Community De velopment Programs under the Urban County Program was ap proved. Action Items Requiring Discussion assistance by the Urban Land In stitute (ULI) Technical Assistance Public Hearings Bank and Mr. James Moye were pulled from the agenda and will be scheduled for public hearing at a future date. A full copy of the Aug. 11 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Aug. 25, 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. Seeking a Utilities Advisory Board member The city of Winter Park has ap proximately 20 boards that help advise the city on various issues. One of those boards is the Utility Advisory Board that helps make recommendations to the City Commission on the citys water and wastewater and electric utili ties. If this is an area of interest for you, please submit an applica tion to become a board member at cityofwinterpark.org > Govern ment > Boards. CoffeeTalk featuring Vice Mayor Steve Leary Dont forget to attend Coffee Talk featuring Vice Mayor Steve Leary on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8 a.m. for conversation and a cup of coffee provided by Palmanos Cafe & Wine Bar. CoffeeTalk will be held at the Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. For more information, please call 407599-3428. Popcorn Flicks in the Park Popcorn Flicks in the Park is presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. month on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. Popcorn Flicks will feature Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in downtown Central Park. You are encouraged to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us! Theres free popcorn for every one. For more information, please call 407-629-0054. Winter Park presents Art in Transit sculpture Tree Whisperers The city of Winter Park and the Public Art Advisory Board are proud to present the Art in Transit sculpture Tree Whisperers at a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. at the Winter Park Train Station located at 148 board members will lead the cer emony to present the sculpture which will serve to greet train passengers to Winter Park. As part of the Florida Depart ment of Transportations imple mentation of SunRail, all stations were given an Art in Transit grant to present artwork at each station. Due to Winter Parks pas sion for art, the grant was supple mented by funding from the citys Community Redevelopment Agency. The Public Art Advisory Board released a call for artists and ultimately recommended art ist, architect and Winter Park resi dent Diane Gillett Boswells work, Tree Whisperers, to the City Commission. The new artwork was recently installed adjacent to the train station on the green space between the train station and Morse Boulevard, which was created after the demolition of the former station. Tree Whispers features eight double-sided panels with photo buia trees against a blue sky. Sev trees delight visitors to Central Park every spring. According to artist Diane Gillett Boswell, My passion for photography has al ways been part of my life along side the pursuits of a professional career in architecture. Her works are also on display at Orlando In ternational Airport and the new Amway Center in Orlando. Much of her subject matter has focused on what she sees as the beauty and expressions in trees. For more information regard ing the Public Art Advisory Board, please call 407-599-3498. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. 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Page 4 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Calendar AUG. 14 Bring the whole family for an outdoor lm viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcer ers Stone in Winter Parks Central Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14. For more information, visit enzian.org Join the Winter Park Chamber of Com merce and Central Floridas fashion elite in a toast to Harriett Lake on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Harrietts Happy Hour presented by Orlando Health will of fer a sneak peek at Park Avenue Fashion Week 2014 with cocktails, couture and fun photos with Harriett and her signature hats. Harrietts Happy Hour is an exclusive preview event limited to 100 attendees. Individual tickets are $30 each. In addi tion to a photo with Harriett Lake and her fabulous accessories, ticket holders will enjoy cocktails and light bites, and re ceive a coveted PAFW T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased online at winterpark.org AUG. 15 The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host an open panel titled True Life: Small Business Stories of Challenges & Success as part of their Small Business Education Series from 8 to 9 a.m. on Fri day, Aug. 15, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Panelists include: David Blumberg, serial entrepreneur and co-owner of Be On Park; Lambrine Macejewski, busi NAI Realvest negotiates new lease at Horatio Professional Center Real estate rm NAI Realvest recently ne gotiated a new lease agreement for 5,153 rentable square feet at Horatio Profession al Center, located at 541 E. Horatio Ave. in Maitland. Mary Frances West, CCIM, senior broker associate at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction on behalf of the landlord Dallas-based Horatio Florida Partners LLC. The new tenant Humphreys and Partners Architects leased Suite 100 in the professional building located just off U.S. Highway 17-92. Manno earns Certied Reloca tion Professional designation Elizabeth Manno, relocation director for Fannie Hillman + Associates of Winter Park, is one of only 211 members of the Worldwide ERC to earn the Certied Relo cation Professional (CRP) designation this year. The CRP designation identies those who successfully pass a rigorous exam that demonstrates their detailed knowl edge and expertise in all aspects of the employee mobility industry, as well as an unswerving dedication to their on-going professional development. Alfond Inn exceeds income expectations Approaching its one-year anniversary, The Alfond Inn at Rollins College is exceeding expectations from a hospitality, philan thropic and cultural standpoint. High oc cupancy rates at the 112-room boutique hotel have resulted in $3.2 million in projected net operating income for 2014, which will fund full scholarships for stu dents at the nationally ranked liberal arts school. The Inn, which is owned by Rol lins, cost $32.5 million to build and was funded in part by a $12.5-million lead gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation; the ad ditional $20 million was nanced by the schools cash reserve. Orange County Sheriff appointed to FEMA council Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings was one of 12 new members appointed to Fed eral Emergency Management Agencys National Advisory Council this month. The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and on going coordination of federal emergency management activities. Members repre sent the whole community and include representatives from a wide array of backgrounds and communities involved or affected by the emergency management profession. The NAC consists of up to 35 members. 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Date: August 21, 2014 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm Place: Savannah Court of Maitland 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida 407-982-4319 www.ClassicIronBeds.comAll iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations www.ClassicIronBeds.com www.ClassicIronBeds.com All iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida Celebrate the Annual August White Sale ness manager and partner, Cocina 214; and John Rife, III, owner, East End Mar ket. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit winterpark.org AUG. 16 Track Shack Presents the 22nd annual Celebration of Running 5K on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 777 E. Prince ton St. in Orlando. The Celebration of Run ning 5K is part of a month-long celebration (and sale) at Track Shack. This event kicks off the 37th anniversary for the store and is the rst of six premier Orlando running and walking races known as the Track Shack Running Series. Paid entrants will receive a commemorative, gender-spe cic T-shirt; a nishers medal; ice-cold refreshments; Florida Hospitals interac tive health screenings and special prizes awarded to signicant nishers at the end of the race. There will also be a Healthy 100 Kids Run. Kids runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 yards to one mile and children will be placed in age-appropriate groups. The rst 125 reg istered participants will receive a T-shirt. The 3.1-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m., the Healthy 100 Kids Run starts at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K awards ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benet the Science Center through the Track Shack Founda tion. Register online at signmeup.com/ site/online-event-registration/100668, by mail (download the printable application at trackshack.com) or on-site Aug. 16. You can also nd event information at track shack.com or by calling 407-898-1313. Watch a ballet performance nearly 50-years-old on the big screen as the Enzian Theater hosts a broadcast of the 1966 performance of Swan Lake at the Vienna State Opera House at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. General admission is $20. For more information, visit enzian.org AUG. 20 The Maitland Police Department will host a free S.A.F.E. Class for womens self defense from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Maitland Community Park. For more information, call 407-539-6262. Take part in a Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Mai tland Community Park Meeting Room. Ed Thralls of the Orange County Extension Ofce will host the event, and theres no charge for the class. Call the park ofce at 407-539-0042 to register. Enjoy a free screening of the 1984 classic lm Footloose at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Enzian Theater. For more information, visit enzian.org ONGOING First GREEN Bank is hosting a school supply drive for A Gift for Teaching through Friday, Aug. 15. Bank customers and community members are encour aged to donate supplies such as markers, crayons, lose-leaf paper, glue sticks and colored pencils to help the area children and families. All supplies can be dropped off at the bank located at 862 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. First Green Banks four other branches in Central Florida are also participating in a drive for schools in their areas. Learn self-defense and get healthy at Tae Kwon Do classes at the Maitland Civic Center. Sessions run from 7 to 8 p.m. Tues days and Thursdays under the instruction of world champion Grand Master Harms. For more information, call 407-461-5932 or email MasterHarms@hotmail.com Come out to the Crosby YMCA in Winter Park every Thursday at 6 p.m. for exer cise and advice at its Walk with a Doc program. Residents can get their health questions answered by Florida Hospital physicians and take a 30-minute walk to receive a prize. Contact the Crosby YMCA at 407-644-3606 or visit HealthyCentral Florida.org for more information. Best Paw Forward offers small group classes for dog obedience and behavior problem solving. The classes will be held at the Maitland Civic Center from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday. There are classes for pups 8-18 weeks old, a basic manners program for older pups and adult dogs, and intermediate and advanced obedience classes. Email email@example.com or call 407-321-1006 for more information. Explore the rich and multicultural history behind the art of puppetry at the col laborative exhibition by The Polasek Mu seum and MicheLee Puppets. The exhibit runs through Aug. 24 at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Call 407647-6294 for times and visit polasek.org for more information. Join dance instructor Michael Barbieri at his Salsa Heat Dance Studio to learn salsa dancing Classes are held on Tues days and Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center. Cost is $10 per class, $79 for 10 classes, and $159 for 25 classes. Visit salsaorlando.com or call 407-275-0943 for more information.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 5 Walking School Bus program at Lake Sybelia Elementary enters its fourth year Did you know theres an ac tivity that can improve your childs energy, concentration, selfesteem, memory, and creativity while you and your child have a great time doing it? Its called the Walking School Bus! Its not re ally a bus that walks but rather a weekly gathering of schoolchil dren and volunteer parents that walk to school the old-fashioned way. The Walking School Bus I helped to start at Maitlands Lake Sybelia Elementary School in the fall of 2011 has helped to get kids and their parents physically ac tive, teach valuable safety lessons, and create new friendships. Children and parent bus leaders meet at designated bus stop starting points and walk a planned route to school that picks up additional walkers and parent volunteers along the way. It takes around 20 to 30 min utes to ride the Walking School Bus. For Lake Sybelia Elementary walkers, Wednesday is Walking School Bus day. One Walking School Bus route starts at Homer Hough Park while another begins at the corner of Packwood and Central avenues. If you drive by at the right time, you may have seen a LSE Walking School Bus full of happy walkers that occasionally break into song and dance! The Walking School Bus has been popular in Europe and was implemented in the United States to help combat obesity in chil dren. It is estimated that there are approximately four times as many overweight children today as there were 25 years ago. Addition ally, only 15 percent of children walk to school these days while twice as many walked a quarter of a century ago. Children who join the bus increase their physical activity and improve their health. Safety is a vital concern for parents, and the Walking School Bus teaches children safe walking skills. Parent volunteers act as the drivers of the bus in supervis ing children to walk safely near roundings. On the way to school, to volunteer to be a bus leader need to be an ADDITION volun teer with Orange County Public Schools, which requires a back ground check. A perk of the program is that parents who need to get to work may drop off their children at the Walking School Bus where the kids will be supervised by respon sible parents. The students have a wonderful time socializing and being active on the way to school. This is also a time to teach children to get along with their friends. Walking through neighborhoods, and observing nature gives both students and parent volunteers a true sense of community. Parents become friends with other parents and get to know other students. The experience gives participants a sense of community among the school as well. Start your day the healthy way, and hop on the Walking School Bus! was an expression coined by Dr. Julie Paradise, the principal of Lake Sybelia when The children who have hopped on the bus since that time have some new walking buddies. Councilwoman Joy GoffMarcil Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Walk your bus to school Vote by mail Go online or call to request your absentee ballot by August 20 by 5:00 p.m. Vote early New sites are available! Visit our website to find one of twelve locations, 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 Sunday, August 24. Vote on Election Day You must vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day. Watch the mail for your Official Sample Ballot which will include your voting location. (407) 836-8683 www.orangecountyvotes.com Registered voters may choose from 3 convenient ways to vote! VO TING MADE EASY! VOTE Edward DeAguilerafor State Senate District 12 VOTE August 26th in the Primary for Edward DeAguilera COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP FOR A CHANGEIts time to get serious about job creation, economic development and creating a better quality of life in our West Orange District. 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Page 6 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Its like a future reality TV show: If youre playing the competition right, theres an evening spent writing the en tire yes, the entire script, a day to genre your movie will be, and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. youre submitting a complete ing pros. maker does; you have to form your team, you have to get the talent, you have to write it, you have to shoot it, you have to said Rob Ward, Orlando producer for The 48 Hour Film Project. Its almost have participated in The 48 Hour Film Project. The task: make a 4 to 7 the teams are done, they get to watch their Each citys winner then competes inter shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The competition started in 2001 with a few friends passionate about making mov ies in Washington, D.C., and they wanted to share that with others. We found it intoxicating, said Liz Langston, co-founder of the competition. Filmmakers agreed it has since grown to include more than 120 cities and 60,000 participants from all over the world in its 2014 competition. use a prop, line of dialogue and character selected for all competitors in their city. Orlandos for 2013 were a tablet, Ter character Don Bleshing. Next they draw a random movie genre: comedy, romance or horror, for example. Then, its time to get to work. For people who are just learning its PHOTOS COURTESY OF 48HOURFILM.COM From writing a script to makeup to post-production, it all happens in a wild competition to see who can put together the best short lm in only a weekend. Filmmakings weekend warriors Filmmakers worldwide, including Orlando, race the clock each year to make a movie in just 48 hours BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see FILM on next page Vote John MicaAUGUST 26th www.micaforcongress.com Mica for CongressIn politics there are talkers and doers John Mica is a doer President George W. Bush Paid for by Mica for Congress, Republican www.duke-energy.com Were your neighbors.We pass each other as we go to work each day. We see you at the grocery store. Our kids play together after school. We are the people of Duke Energy. And we are working hard to keep the lights on for your family and for ours. Were proud to be a part of this community.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 7 have to take everything from valuable experience than actually The competition really makes muscles. TL Westgate has par ticipated in every Orlando 48 Hour Film Project but one since it started, and last year he won. He might sound like a pro, but e said each year theres the fear the cally, throughout the competi tion, about 20 percent dont. Every year sometime around Sunday morning 10 a.m., thats when I think, Oh crap, Im not this, Westgate said. But he always has. Last year he hit the genre jackpot for his comedic writing skills the buddy little kernel of an idea, an old joke thats almost al ways funny when it happens in movies. Then he built the script around it. We had this idea and ran with it, Westgate said. What if some guy is tied up and he needs his pants to come off for some reason, and his cop partner be hind him comes up behind him to undo his belt and the front guy says, I hope thats your gun. Westgate and his buddy, both cops, pull the scene off per fectly. But it isnt easy for the ac tors, especially since his partner in the scene had never done co medic acting before. Our actors show up and they dont even know what theyre go ing to do and say, West gate said. The com petition also creates a sense of ur gency, and forces people to act on their cre ative impulses and dreams. For the competition takes them from talking about making a movie to actually doing the movie making, which is part of the Projects mis sion. For veterans, it links them to other passionate, talented people in the industry who have skills they might not. It connects the creative community, helping teams of directors, editors, ac tors and other behind-the-scenes out if they can mesh while work ing together. I see my role is encourag Langston said. No other medi it combines music and sound and images and it affects some of us in the strongest way of any of the arts. Contact Karyn or Kim at 407.395.2112; or scan the code. University Carillon UM Church www.ucumc.net/media-resources UCF Football Season Parking Permits FILM | Competition winners can see their films on the big screen, and make debuts in prestigious festivals C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Orlando on Aug. 22 KIMSHEPARD For Circuit JudgeOrange & Osceola CountiesBusiness Sense... For the Bench VOTE AUGUST 26thKIM SHEPARDHER OPPONENTFOUND GUILTYMs. Shepard has done well. She has kept her promises. She has worked hard. She has maintained her integrity." e Orlando Sentinel 1."Conduct which is UNLAWFUL and contrary to honesty and justice"2. "Making a FALSE STATEMENT of material fact or law to a third person" 3. KNOWINGLY making a false statement of material fact in the course of a disciplinary hearing" 4. "Engaging in conduct involving DISHONESTY, FRAUD, DECEIT, or MISREPRESENTATION" Who do YOU want to be your next Circuit Court Judge?Independent HonestExperiencedLike Us On Facebook: Elect Shepard Paid for by Kim Shepard NONPARTISAN for Circuit Judge, GROUP 10 For More Personal Endorsements See Electshepard.com 16 Years: Career Government Employee Campaign Backed By The SAME Lawyers That Would Practice In Front Of Him30 YEARS SPOTLESS PROFESSIONAL RECORDA Lifetime of Integrity and ServiceProvided Free Legal Services to : Veterans, Firefighters, First Responders, Police, Trades People, Teachers & The ElderlyFlorida Prosecuting Attorneys Association Award: Outstanding Leadership, Criminal Justice Issues22 Years Founder, Owner Business Law FirmFormer Felony Prosecutor Director of Domestic Violence DivisionExecutive Director, Battered Womens ShelterFormer Child Abuse Investigator Emergency Medical TechnicianRunning An Independent Campaign To Be YOUR Independent JudgeDivested Potential Conflicts Well Before Qualifying To RunSUSPENDED FROM THE PRACTICE OF LAWBy The Florida Supreme Court : The Florida Bar v. Norberto Katz Case No. 83,857The Florida Supreme Court : The Florida Bar v. Norberto Katz Case No. 83,857FOR 90 DAYS PLUS One Year Supervised Probation16 Years Doing ONLY ONE Thing : Calculating Statutory Child Support Amounts Failed To Do What He Was Paid To Do Until His Client Grieved Him To The Florida Bar ALSO Federal Tax Lien, 1995 Federal Tax Lien, 1997 By The Florida Supreme Court : The Florida Bar v. Norberto Katz Case No. 83,857
Page 8 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer A freshman will lead the UCF Knights at quarterback after months of testing and scrimmages name is Pete DiNovo. That might sound like a famil iar name after he grabbed head lines as one of the four prospec tive quarterbacks the Knights had been testing out since the spring. Hes also relatively local, com ing from Pinellas County, where at East Lake High School he was ranked the No. 66 QB in the na tion and held Pinellas County records with 6,733 career passing yards and 59 touchdowns. He led the Knights during their preseason camp workout on Aug. 10. I think all four of them can play; I think right now were in a good situation. But we need to move on and hes [No. 1], Head Coach George OLeary told the Orlando Sentinel. Justin Holman, the only QB who had any playing time with the Knights last year, had been seen as a front-runner since last season. Hell be contending with Boise State trans fer Nick Patti for the No. 2 quar terback job. That job was far less promi nent a role in UCFs unprec edented run last season in the teams inaugu ral season in the American Ath letic Conference. Blake Bortles, who had traded playing time with two other sons as a Knight, had the quarter back position well in hand in his junior year in 2013, when he led the Knights to a 12-1 record, AAC championship, and a dominating upset win over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. Holman, who all season, rarely saw playing a few min utes in three games in which the Knights already had blowout leads. He converted those rare moments into 75 yards of pass ing, a touchdown, and 40 yards on the run. The second string QB, whoever that may be, could see more playing time this season as the Knights lution for their most prominent position. Bolstering the offenses return from last seasons champi onship team. DiNovo hasnt had much chance to throw to the Knights two key receivers, Rannell Hall and Breshad Perriman, who have been out of practice with injuries, though theyre expected to return next week. By the time the Knights play Penn State in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 30, the full receiving corps far of a trip? That game will be broadcast at 8:30 a.m. (yes, in the morning) on ESPN2. ELAINE BARBOUR is the only Board Certied and AV-rated attorney in her race and is ENDORSED by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Police Benevolent Association (PBA ) West Orange Political Alliance Puerto Rican Bar Association Central Florida AFL-CIO and hundreds of Central Florida attorneys and community leaders. For a complete list, and a comparison of candidates, vi sit Thank you for your vote in the August 26 election.Orange County Early Voting Starts Friday, Aug. 15 ElaineBarbourForJudge.com ST ARBUTTS rfntb rrrSalons bb bbExp 8/28/14 DiNovo gets shot at replacing Bortles ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Pete DiNovo, inset, will lead UCF as the Knights face Penn State Aug. 30 in Dublin. IN SELECT THEATRES AUGUST 22 INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND AN ADVANCE SCREENING THIS FILM IS RATED R. Please note: passes received through this promotion do not guarantee you a seat at the theater. Seating is on a rst come, rst served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. No admittance once screening has begun. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of tickets assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket, and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Winter Park Observer and their af liates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, recipient is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors, their employees and family members and their agencies are not eligible. No phone calls! WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 7:30PM REGAL WINTER PARKFOR TICKETS, LOG ON TO WWW.FOXSEARCHLIGHTSCREENINGS.COM AND ENTER THE CODE: CALVARYWPMO
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Page 10 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer INTEGRITY LOYALTY UNWAVERING ENTHUSIASM Kelly L. PriceBrokerGwyn ClarkRealtor Sales Assoc.407.645.4321 Winter Park $887,500 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,969 SF Lakefront Lake Fairview Apopka $1,999,950 4 BR | 4.5 BA | 5,458 SF 25.93 Acres Sorrento $1,225,000 4 BR | 5 BA | 4,587 SFF Red Tail Golf Front SOLD SOLD SOLD Theres a common saying, You can never be too careful or too prepared. I may have added that last part but both are true, es pecially in the realm of real estate. Trust is some thing you earn, but in business and home sales its best to do your own home work rather than rely on the other party. A home in spector is a third party who can give you infor mation about the home you are purchasing that may not be readily available to the naked eye. Roof issues, plumbing, termites and more, a good inspec tor can let you know whether you are buying a move-in-ready home I recently had the pleasure of attending a home inspection with one of my buyers on an existing home where everything went very well. The home was around 20 years old but had been upgrad ed and remodeled and the buyers were happy to learn there were no major defects. Every home in spection is likely to uncover a few issues and repairs, be it minor or major, so expect to learn some thing new when you attend your inspection or go over the report. No home is perfect. While at the home inspection the inspector, Woody Franklin with Franklin Services Home Inspections, re layed a tale of a recent inspec tion he completed on a million dollar new construction home. Woody and his client discovered some less-than-minor issues and were able to share them with the builder to get them resolved prior to clos ing. New or used, I person ally believe its a prudent idea to get an inde pendent third party inspector into the home you are pur chasing to give it a thorough once over and advise you on its condition. If the home is new, the build items for you and hey, after all, thats what home warran ties are for! As mentioned above, its com repair, such as areas of wood rot or leaky faucets in existing homes. pending on the scope and size and generally not a reason for panic. Ideally, a buyer will be pre by reviewing the sellers disclo sures. However, now that short sales and foreclosures make up a decent share of available inven tory, sellers disclosures are often blank as the sellers may not know if there are defects in the home be ing that they may have never oc cupied it. Another great resource for un covering features or defects in a home are the neighbors and the HOA. Dont be shy here, give the HOA board members a call and ask if they are aware of this home having any recent repairs. Are the homes in this neighborhood prone to any particular defects? What can you expect? Recently I did just this on a personal pur chase and learned that the sellers tenants in both sides of a duplex had their a/c units repaired re cently, along with a wood rot re pair. The sellers disclosures I was provided? Blank. The HOA was also able to advise me that the homes in that neighborhood tend ed to need certain repairs. It pays to do your homework, so hire an inspector and get the full story on your new or existing home. Why you need a home inspection Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate PHOTO COURTESY OF SXC.HU Buyers of old homes should know to get an inspection, but even new homes can have serious aws needing xing. METICULOUS CUSTOM-BUILT LAKEFRONT HOME OPEN AND SPACIOUS IN HEART OF WINTER PARK HANDSOMELY APPOINTED MEDITERRANEAN POOL HOME TRADITIONAL & COZY 2-STORY POOL HOME We improve the lives of the people we serve. METICULOUS CUSTOM-BUILT OPEN AND SPACIOUS IN HANDSOMELY APPOINTED TRADITIONAL & COZY 2-STORY
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 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 PHOTO COURTESY OF SXC.HU A screen door can be an easy DIY x as long as the frame isnt too badly damaged. Q: A: put into the repair versus a replace ment. Purchase a spline roller as well. ken screen will come out with it. to size. new screen down into its groove on pushing the new spline into place in tear the screen. Hold the Once the spline is in groove. damage the rollers. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer. com. My new e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. By Samantha Mazzotta Dodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through. Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to email@example.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013 Repair or replace broken screen door?
Page 12 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer When you need a little extra money, chances are you can to look. Even a small change in habits can leave more money in your wallet. a hobby, sell off your duplicates, such as stamps, postcards or coins. (Dont be tempted to buy new pieces.) a better interest rate than you have now. store for one month. consider whether the expense of a programmable thermostat will save on your fuel bills this win ter. (Start looking now for the clear plastic window coverings, before theyre gone.) card ads that come in the mail. example, zero interest for 18 months if you do a balance transfer, thats worth paying attention to. Even if you only transfer one high-interest card, youll save money. Beware the interest rate that takes effect on your new card after that period expires. ing talents. You might know more than you think you do (sewing, bicycle repair, oil Finding extra money Please see MONEY on next page
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Page 14 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer In much of the country, a frantic summer selling season is made necessary by the extremes of the seasons. Here in Orlando, the mild climate makes home showing and selling a breeze all year long. But Orlando still has a distinct spring/summer selling season, when both inventory and sales traditionally jump. Here are a few tips from the Orlando Re gional REALTOR Association to help your house stand out from the crowd during the summer months: Air conditioning You can bet that Orlando homebuyers want to make sure a homes A/C is in good working order! Keep your air conditioning at a reason able temperature; not so cold that buyers will be searching for their jack ets, but cool enough that they wont want to go back into the heat outside. Accessibility Make sure that you are always reachable when your house is on the mar ket, even if youre just taking a weekend trip to the beach. An inaccessible owner frustrates potential buyers who need their questions answered very quickly. Timing is everything when it comes to selling a home; an inac cessible owner may miss out. Landscaping Your front notice about your house, so make arent suffering in the heat or out of control from summer rains. While youre at it, clean the deck, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen, and repaint or make any neces sary repairs. This is your outdoor spaces chance to shine, so keep it in top condition. Refreshments Make sure to greet potential buyers the way you would guests and provide a little something for them to drink or eat. Set out a cold pitcher of lemonade, a cooler full of bottled water, or even a basket of snacks for the buyers. Anything you can do to make visi tors linger a little longer could help you sell quicker. Work with a Realtor All real estate is local so its impor tant to list with a Realtor who is personally familiar with your neighborhood and community, said ORRA Chairman Zola Szer encses from RE/MAX 200 Realty. These professionals know the pricing strategies, buyer prefer ences, and marketing approaches that will achieve the best results Keeping these tips in mind will help you increase your right buyer for your home this summer. Visit orlandorealtors.org and click on the Find A REALTOR link to locate an Orlando Realtor who is based in your area, speaks your language, or specializes in your interest. Summer selling strategies for helping your home stand out in the market 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 rfn tbb nb bt r Closed $10.6 Million in 2013 rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbff rfnrbt r n r Anything you can do to make visitors linger could help you sell quicker.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 15 Current Mayor Dyer asks us to make a difference with Orlando Cares In 2011 Orlando launched Or lando Cares, bringing volunteers to help young people improve their academic success. Through six programs, volunteers have helped more than 6,000 children. The results have included 1,800 pating in Mayor Buddys Book Club; pre-school Ambassadors reading 4,500 stories in prekindergarten centers; more than 530 container gardens planted by youths participating in The Gar den; hundreds of middle school students completing career plans as part of Path Finders; and 100 percent of the students in Third Grade Reads improving their seeking volunteers and invites us to call 407-246-3507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved and make a difference. Through Aug. 31 Allure of Ancient Rome Showcasing prints, drawings, and an illustrated book from the Cornell Museums permanent collection, the Cornells current of Roman antiquities and the role played by printed images in shar ing knowledge about those antiq uities. This exhibit coincides with the loan of a Roman sarcophagus to the Cornell with the works on view dating from 1540 to 1750. Admission is free. Call 407-6462526 or visit Rollins.edu/cfam Aug. 15 Fringe favorite Tappin and Yappin in performance at the Abbey Fresh from a successful run at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Tappin and Yappin featur ing Joy Anderson and John B. de Haas will play one performance at The Abbey on Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. Directed by Andrea Canny, Tappin and Yappin celebrates the life of superstar Cindy Starr from her humble beginnings to her triumph on the silver screen. Cindy and her accompanist John nie Ivories will have you laugh ing and singing along with her best-known hits. Tickets are $20 at TicketWeb.com or by calling 866-468-7630. Aug. 15-17 CFArts presents Singing Sondheim Central Florida Community Arts (CFArts) brings back their Spotlight Series with Singing Sondheim. Featuring songs from the unparalleled career of Ste phen Sondheim from musicals as varied as West Side Story to Into the Woods Director Donald Rupe has gathered a team of 13 performers with voices to handle this award-winning repertoire. Singing Sondheim will take place on Aug. 15-17 at Central Christian Church at 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. Info and ticketing is available at cfcarts.com/singing-sondheim/ or by contacting Sarah.Matting email@example.com Aug. 15-31 Peter Pan the Musical at Osceola Center for the Arts The Osceola Center for the Arts will present Peter Pan the Musical from Aug. 15 to 31. Based on J.M. Barries classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most be loved family favorites of all time. Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar In celebration of Active Aging Week (sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging) and in collaboration with the Winter Park Health Foundation, Rollins College and Volunteers for Community Impact The Mayower Retirement Community is issuing a call for local artists to participate in a juried senior art show. A Merit Award of $100 will be awarded in each category, and an overall Best of Show award of $200 will also be presented.Qualications include: Artists must be at least 55 years of age You may submit up to 5 original entries in any of the following categories: Paintings watercolor, oil, acrylic 3-D mixed media (wood, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, basket-weaving, needlework, clay) Photography Artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years Deadline for entries: September 5, 2014 To register, go to www.themayower.com/artshow, or pick up a form at the front desk in The Mayower lobby. For additional information, contact Janelle Renda at 407-672-1620 ext. 1165.8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 8/2014www.themayower.com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 Wi nt e r Pa r k' s Di s t i nc t i ve Re t i r e me nt Co mmu ni t y Please see CULTURE on page 16 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 You r Dogs Destination fo r All Things Healthy 407-295-3888 RockysRetreat.com Now Oering Boardi ng and Daycare! 10% o your rst stay! Bo arding Dog Daycare W eight loss Aqu a therap y Canine massage Fitness and fun swims MAYOR BUDDY DYER
later that the dress had been worn by actress Vivien Leigh. Tumblins collection now includes more than 300,000 items. The exhibit runs from Aug. 16 to Nov. 30 at the History Center. Call 407836-8500 or visit thehis torycenter.org Aug. 17 Puppets Untold Stories at the Polasek Museum While puppetry is the theme of the current exhibit at Winter Parks Polasek Museum, a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit with the puppet creators is being offered on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The staff from MicheLee Puppets will walk guests through the collec tion, sharing stories about each work of art created from layers of foam, fur, and papier-mch. Museum admission rates apply. The Polasek Museum is at 633 Osceola Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-647-6294 or visit polasek.org Aug. 17 Steinway Society fundraiser Known for providing schol arships (and pianos) for young pianists, The Steinway Society will present Divas in Concert with the Carol Stein Quartet on Aug. 17 at 6 pm. Beginning with a reception at 5 pm, this funraiser will be held at the Orlando Museum of Art to stimulate the talent of disadvantaged youth. Follow Peter, Tinkerbell, and a trail of fairy dust as the lost boys face the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs Im Flying, I Wont Grow Up, and Never Never Land, and a book full of magic and adventure, through the air in special effects never before done at the center. The Osceola Center is located at 2411 E. Highway 192 in Kissim mee. Visit ocfta.com Aug. 16 to Nov. 30 Frankly my Dear... The Orange County History Center will host Gone With the Wind: Reel to Real, an exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary ever made. The exhibit will include original costumes and lection of James Tumblin, former head of Universal Studios make up department. Tumblin started his collection in 1962 when he purchased a dress that was about to be thrown away only to learn Page 16 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer matworkz Services offeredGroup Pilates Tower Mat Classes Reformer & Apparatus Pilates Sessions Private/ Duet Sessions GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM Massage erapy Yoga __________________________________www.MatWorkz.comGive us a call to schedule your session! (407) 628-4888Conveniently located in the heart of Winter Park FL, MatWorkz has been helping clients to cultivate mind/body awareness through movement since 1999. CULTURE | Exhibit celebrates the anniversary of one of the all-time most popular films C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Please see CULTURE on next page PETER PAN THE MUSICAL One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 M-F 8:30am 5pm EDUCATIONAL RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF MEMORY LOSS WITH DR. GOODMAN Tuesday, August 26th 9:30am-11am By Compass Research. RSVP 1-866-998-2190 BREAKING FREE FROM CLUTTER Wednesday, August 20th 10am-11am By Creating Divine Order. RSVP 407.949.6733. FUN & EXERCISE SENIOR CLUB Every Monday 10am-12pm By Family Physicians Group August 18th Movie Day August 25th Casino Day CHAIR PILATES Friday, August 15th, 22nd & 29th 1:30pm-2pm By VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. RSVP 407.599.2522 HEALTH RELATED FREE EAR CLEANING & CHECKS! Wednesday, August 20th & 27th 3pm-4:30pm By Harmony Hearing. RSVP 407.949.6737 TESTOSTERONE GROWTH HORMONE Tuesday, August 26th 1pm-2pm By More T Clinics. RSVP 407.949.0222 FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS! Monday, August 25th 9am 4pm By Compass Research. Appointment Only. RSVP 407.949.6733 INSURANCE & REAL ESTATETHE REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS ARE IN! Monday, August 18th & 25th 10am-1pm By Exit Real Estate Results. Appointment Only 407.949.6714 MOVING MADE EASY Tuesday, August 19th 10am-12pm By EXIT Real Estate Results. RSVP 407.949.6714 MISTAKES TO AVOID WITH YOUR RMDS (REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS) Wednesday, August 20th 10am-11:30am By Estate & Business Planning Group. RSVP 407.389.1122Calendar of Events August 2014 SPECIAL EVENT SAVE the DATE: Every Day is Veterans Day Saturday, September 13th 10am-1pm Life is easier with Home Care Services Achieve greater independence, improve your quality of life and prevent rehospitalization with our Home Care Team. We provide Call Today for more information or schedule your services (407) 691-8206FloridaHospitalHomeCare.comAgency License #20382096 Gift Certicates available for family and friends
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 17 Featuring top female perform ers Linda Cole, Jacqueline Jones, Michelle Mailhot, and Jaimie Roberts with singer/pianist Carol Stein hosting, you can show your support by calling 407-786-5965 or emailing steinwaysocietycf@ gmail.com Aug. 18 Orlando Philharmonic presents Rimma & Friends With each concert featuring a different theme, this seasons Sounds of Summer Concert Series is performed at the Orlando Philharmonics new home at Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave. in Orlando. The Aug. 18 con cert, called Rimma & Friends, includes Concertmaster Rimma BergeronLanglois and mem bers of the Orlando Philharmonic string section performing Mendelssohns String Quartet No. 2, Glinkas Piano Trio in D minor, and Beethovens String Quartet, op. 132. Visit Orlando Phil.org or call 407-770-0071. Aug. 21 Wine dinner takes us to Greece at Taverna Opa Orlando wine dinner of the season will take place on Aug. 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Chef Katerina Coum tasting menu to complement Republic National Distributing Company this time honoring Taverna Opas authentic Greek cuisine by featuring Greek wines exclusively. Allowing us the opportunity to experience one last vacation without leaving Orlando, Taverna Opa is at 9101 International Drive at Pointe Orlando. The meal with wine is $45 per person. Please RSVP to EatGreek@opaorlando.com or call 407-351-8660. Aug. 22 Lengua Materna offers messages by Hispanic artists Art & History Museums Maitland gives voice to the Hispanic community in its new exhibit Lengua Materna opening Aug. 22 at A&Hs Maitland Art Center. Translated as mother tongue, the exhibit presents universal ideas through the unique vision of Hispanic culture with artists representing diverse communities in a variety of medias. The exhibit features Maria Albornoz (Venezuela), Roberto Gonzalez (Mexico), J. Tomas Lopez (Cuba), and David Figueroa and Edgar Sanchez Cumbas (Puerto Rico). An open ing reception to which the pub lic is invited will take place on Aug. 22. Visit artandhistory.org Aug. 23 Disneys Villains Unleashed Aug. 23 the deliciously evil Disney Villains will hold sway as they roam the Disney Hol lywood Studios beginning at 8 p.m. Guests will get up close and personal with some of the most heinous Disney villains at this one-night-only event while they party together at Hades Hangout, Oogie Boogies Variety Show, the Star Wars Villain Zone and the works spectacular. Guests may purchase tickets at DisneyVillain sParty.com or by calling 407-9391933. Aug. 23 Give Kids the Worlds rst-ever MacDown Competition and cheese) Competition will 70-acre resort for children with life-threatening illnesses. The competition is open to everyone from professional chefs to home cooks on Aug. 23 at the Orange County Convention Center. There will be lots of prizes, but the best prize is knowing your efforts will help a tragically sick child achieve a dream-come-true. To participate or attend the event, visit otownmacdown.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-522-3906. rfntbfn AUGUST SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM CULTURE | Missed the summer wine dinners at Taverna Opa so far? Theres only one left, next Thursday C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE BROOKLYN BOUND This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater BOYHOODFri 4:15, 8PM Sat & Sun 2:30, 6:15, 10PM Mon 6:15 Tues Thurs 6:15, 9:55 OBVIOUS CHILDA 2014 Florida Film Festival favorite returns to Enzian! Fri Sun 4PM, 6:30, 9PM Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:30, 9PM Tues 6:30A HARD DAYS NIGHTTues 3PM Ballet on the Big Screen: SWAN LAKE (1966)Sat 11AMSpecial Programs: MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERSIn Partnership with Park Ave CDs Mon 10PMEscape to Eden BarOpen for Lunch at 11AMWednesday Night Pitcher Show: FOOTLOOSE (30th Anniversary!)FREE on the lawn! Wed 8PM or Sunset Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACKFREE on the lawn! Wed 8PM or Sunset
Page 18 | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives My mother had an expression that went, His taste was all in his mouth. It was a judgmental, condescending putdown on bad taste. I was reminded of just that the other night as I parked at the Winter Park Village to see Philip Seymour Hoffmans last movie, A Most Wanted Man. I recommend the movie and mourn the loss of a great Ameri can actor. The bad taste I reference was the building of barns, rather apartments, being constructed along West Canton Street. It is stunningly ugly architecture. Such architecture begs the question of Why? Why does our public environment have to look the way it does? Of course it is all tied to the principle of private ownership of land and the latitude to do with my property as I will. I completely get that. I sa lute the freedom of investors and developers ably secure. I would have that no other way. Winter Park is having a moment about its future. You see No Density signs around town protesting the large developments that seemingly spring-up like weeds in the garden we call Winter Park. I completely un derstand citizen ire over what is occurring. They quite legitimately ask, Whats in it for existing Winter Parkers to add mega-apart ment complexes to a community essentially of residential homes? Is increased density an added value to existing residents? levels are the architectural aesthetics of any constructed projects. Why do our buildings and roadways have to look the way they do? Developers argue that increased popu lation densities will ultimately increase services (entertainment/retail) available for all citizens. It is the quintessential more is better argument of urban planning. With the recent opening of the Winter Park SunRail station, bank on increased develop ment pressure to construct more nearby high-density housing for residents to walk to mass transportation (available on Park Avenue). Any city is fortunate to have an enlight ened city staff working in harmony with observation that if a city staff is not in the pocket of developers they are frequently the custodians of long-term community values particularly when it comes to growth issues. Elected councils come and go; staffs can be in it for the long haul. Your civic employ ees (and their perspective, knowledge and values) are indispensible in creating and maintaining a livable community. Higher densities are negotiable at a city council level before the approval of any construction projects. Yet, Winter Park is mapped and every square foot of the city is zoned X. To attempt to rezone an existing development to a lesser density designation taking. Understandably so. For those who oppose higher density development in Winter Park, I recommend they become involved at the city council level. Understand the issues from a legal perspective and support (elect) those council democracy. As important as the issue of density is the consideration of beauty. Municipalities have public areas including the ultimate look of private development. Insist that barns be limited to agricultural areas, that ware houses and such are aesthetically unsuitable for human habitation. Insist on beauty as an integral component of Winter Parks urban planning. Vote accordingly. No more barns in Winter Park 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! our future take shape. There used to be a popular song called, Stay Sweet As You Are that I often hummed in my mind as I was growing up. The preservation of our idyllic little town was much on the minds of Old Winter Parkers, and should never ever be forsaken. We should not harp on shouldnt we be wary about the quality of what our future Winter Park will be? We old-timers are much concerned with the coming shapes of our lives and where we live, and present thinking becomes future reality. to be lured into things philosophical. Why was I born? may occur to you. Be careful that you dont try this out on your wife. She may be thinking the very same thing about you. me know. Answer: I dont know, Ive never met any one who said he had enough. It seems to me as natural as Wyoming or Vermont. thought it meant nice so I went there. All I saw was a beach full of topless French maidens. Disappointed, I kept walking! referred to my little dog! Bridge because in grammar school we sang a song about its not being safe. In Avignon, I went out on the bridge and was very dis appointed no one was dancing and there wasnt even any music! Obamas presidential objective still to transform fundamentally the United States of America? Does he plan to break the back of free enterprise with vigor? What will the immediate future bring? Unavoid of jobs? More taxes? More business clos ings? A recession? More trillions of dollars of debt? What about our natural resources coal, oil, natural gas, iron ore, bauxite, etc.? Is high-tech going to forge ahead? What about the games being played with the military budget? The Veterans Adminis tration debacle? Whopping pages of Obam acare that have hidden in them new taxes that will threaten medical devices, pharma ceutical companies, insurance companies, your dividends and capital gains even your health?! What about your retire against each other? And the questions of our relationships with China, Russia, and the Islam-o-fascist countries more bow ing down? Is another terrorist (al-Qaida, Hamas, ISIS) attack on American soil more probable now? What is our relationship to Israel? What about telling the truth about Benghazi? Where was the prexy? Was Hill ary there? Guns to Mexico the Fast and If Obama doesnt get his weakening way with Congress, will he continue his executive mandates that remain unidenti try to rewrite our Constitution or simply continue to ignore it? Will he voluntarily did tell the truth when he said, I actually believe in redistribution. Didnt George Bernard Shaw say, A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul? We may have lost the battle, but not the war. Lets keep our heads up, and redouble our courage and resolve. and the time to achieve it, longer. For now with Obama still at the helm, batten down the hatches! and protect the America we love! Sue and Lake Virginia to get to high school kept me especially alert. In the evenings, poisonous snakes warmed themselves on those brick streets and a bikes wheels could throw a snake up around ones neck. a patients pain: OK. But wont any other way just put another monkey on our backs? Hang in there! An International opera star for more than 40 years, Loiuis Roney has entertained on stage and on screen. He founded and directed the Festival of Orchestras, bringing the worlds best symphony orchestras to Orlando. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Professor Faculty Award from UCF, and continues to inspire and develop young artists. Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at email@example.com The following letter was submitted as a poem in response to the Observers story, Pursuing a peacock and a promise, which published in the Aug. 7 issue. Fountain in Time By Stan K. Sujka Elizabeth, the daughter of the Florida sun, her memory strolls Park Avenue, her hand in mine. From her grade school, along Central Park, the tracks, to the fountain that calls her name. Where Fourth of July concerts, picnics, art festivals, and parades sent smiles to her face, we walk together. I can hear her laughter in the wind as it weaves through the leaves of the giant oak trees. The steel and wood tracts pulsate through the heart of the towns park; they bring me back and forth to The Avenue, but cant bring her back. The peacock, her favorite bird, walks lonely in the woods. I hear its loud lament, along the shores of Lake Virginia, it cries. Dragging his colorful cloak, it drops his pixie dust feathers along it path a reminder of a child and her beauty lost so young. Its crown, bowed in sadness, the peacock, frozen in bronze, rests on its pedestal. Its water cloak whispers a prayer, hums a chant, or or maybe sings a lullaby. Roses at the statues feet, bow their heads in the mist of heavens tears. A rainbow, sprays color over the brick avenue, from the heart of the earth where she rests, kissing the heavens where her spirit soars. A happy little girl, her memory strolls The Avenue, as the peacock fountain stands guard, over the place she loved.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 | Page 19 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Despite your Aries penchant for wanting to tackle a problem head-on, you might want to take a little more time to see how a current situation develops. It could surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Tak ing on the role of peacemaker in a dis ruptive environment is a challenge. But you can do it. Just continue to have the same faith in yourself that so many others have in you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although your work schedule keeps you busy, you should make time to start preparing for that important upcoming family event youll want to celebrate in a special way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Home is where the Moon Child wants to be early in the week. But by weeks end, a chance to travel raises her or his excitement level, and that of the lucky person who gets to go along. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be care ful not to be a copycat when dealing with someone who uses unfair or even unkind methods to reach a goal. As always, do the right thing the right way, and youll win in the end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An offer could have many good things attached to it that are not appar ent at first glance, including a chance to move into another career area. You might want to check out its possibilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) With responsibilities surging both in the workplace and in the home, its important to prioritize how you deal with them. Be patient. Pressures will begin to ease starting early next week. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) A positive reaction to a sug gestion could indicate that youre on track for getting your message to the right people. Devote the weekend to catching up with the special people in your life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new attitude from those in charge could make things dif ficult for you unless you can accept the changes without feeling as if youre being pressured into doing so. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters once again dominate much of the week. But dont neglect your workplace duties while you deal with them. An offer to help could come from a surprising source. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) A difficult workplace situation begins to ease, but there still are mat ters that need to be dealt with before its fully resolved. Theres also a more positive turn in domestic relation ships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Dont let yourself be rushed into making a decision about an intriguing financial arrangement. Asking questions and checking it out now could pay off in a big way later on. BORN THIS WEEK: You might have a tendency to be more than a bit judgmental, but others understand it comes from a warm, loving heart. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer Jack the Ripper, is found murdered. The police were at a com plete loss for suspects. However, two letters alluded to facts known only to the police and the killer. These letters, signed Jack the Ripper, gave rise to the serial killers nickname. Aug. 27, 1937, George E.T. Eyston breaks his own automobile land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, raising the mark to 345.49 mph. Eyston described his built-for-speed Thunderbolt as having two 2,000-horsepower Rolls Royce motors geared together. Aug. 26, 1944, French Gen. Charles de Gaulle enters Paris, which had been formally liberated from the Germans the day before. As he entered the Place de lHotel, French collaborationists took a few sniper shots at him. Aug. 28, 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14year-old Emmett Till, a black from Chicago, is murdered for flirting with a white woman. His assailants the womans husband and her brother were found not guilty by an allwhite jury that deliberated for less than an hour. Aug. 29, 1962, Robert Frost leaves for the Soviet Union on a good will tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department in an effort to thaw Cold War relations. Frosts poetry has established his international reputation as Americans unofficial poet laureate. Aug. 30, 1974, a train enter ing a Zagreb, Yugoslavia, station derails, killing 153 people. The train should have slowed to 30 mph as it approached the station; however, the engineers not only failed to slow the train, but went through a red signal at about 60 mph. Aug. 25, 1985, Samantha Smith, the 13-year-old ambassador to the Soviet Union, dies in a plane crash. Smith was best known for writing to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, who invited her to visit the Soviet Union. The Russian government responded to her death by issuing a stamp in her honor and naming a mountain after her. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 11, 2014 The Winter Park Maitland Observer e-newsletter contains a wealth of community news every week. Get it delivered to your inbox. Visit WPMObserver.com and click Subscribe to newsletter