Winter Park-Maitland observer

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

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

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University of Florida
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WPMOBSERVER.COM 1 9 8 9 2 0 1 4 25 YEARS USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! RUN-PADDLE-RUN? HEALTHY LIVING, 10 Facing an empty crib Mom turns loss into charity. LIFESTYLES, 8 To immunize or not? Number of school kids getting shots falls, raising infection risk. HEALTHY LIVING, 15 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 HEALTHY LIVING ................ 10 CULTURE ..................... 16 OPINIONS .................... 18 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 19 SECTION B ................... 21 www.wpmobserver.com/enews Winter Parks quest to land a minor league baseball team Wednesday as the city, Rollins College and the Brevard Mana tees failed to reach a deal with the Ravaudage development the groups last potential site for a new stadium. Talks of a new home for the Brevard Manatees, a Single-A baseball team, had been on deck in Winter Park since 2012, with the city looking at four poten tial sites for the stadium back in February: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Rollins Harper Shepherd Field, the incoming Ravaudage development, and the Winter Park Tech property off of U.S. Highway 17-92. Ravaudage developer Dan Bellows and the three negotiat ing parties were $6 million to $7 million apart from reaching a deal before calling it quits, City Manager Randy Knight said. We were hoping for a winwin-win-win result, said Knight by the city. Unfortunately, after months of discussion, research, analyses, we could not come to to all the parties involved. While I would like to sub scribe to the theory if you build it they will come, in the end, if the deal doesnt make sense for all involved, it is time to tip your cap to the others and say good game. The city and the team offered to build a $22 million, 3,500-seat stadium and a 1,200-space park ing garage in the development in exchange for the necessary 10acre parcels, according to a state ment released by the Brevard Manatees. Knight said Bellows responded with a higher counter offer that couldnt be reached. Rollins College would have helped fund the stadium, using exchange. I am disappointed our efforts to have the Manatees call Winter PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Orlando area wont be getting a minor league team after a deal fell through that could have brought the A-ball Brevard Manatees to a new stadium in Winter Park. Winter Park strikes out on minor league baseball City, Rollins, Manatees fail to make deal with Ravaudage developer TIM FREED Observer staff Please see BASEBALL on page 2 It all starts in gutters, bird baths and trashcans. Add in an occasional afternoon thunder storm, let the remaining stand ing water sit for seven days, and youve got breeding ground for some of Central Floridas small est and peskiest residents. This year some of the mosquitos mov ing in have brought with them a very unwelcome house-warming gift: Chikungunya. You may not be able to pronounce it, but Or ange County doctors can assure that you dont want it. The Chikungunya virus high fever and the added ailment of severe joint pain, particularly in the hands and feet. Its trans mitted from human to mosquito, then mosquito to human. Cases of the virus have spiked from an average of 28 people per year diagnosed in the U.S. and its ter ritories from 2006 to 2013, to 497 cases so far this year alone ac cording to numbers reported by the Orange County Mosquito Control Division as of July 22. As of that date, 77 Floridians had been infected, two of them from mosquito bites sustained in-state. The other cases occurred during travel outside of the continental U.S., primarily in the Caribbean. Dr. Tom Breaud, manager for Mosquito bites bring risk of disease to Orange County SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see MOSQUITOS on page 2 Winter Parks latest effort to cut city spending might cost some city employees their jobs. The City Commission looked general fund budget by $500,000 at its meeting last Monday a cut in spending that wont be pos sible without layoffs or the elimi nation of a city project, City Man ager Randy Knight said. The general fund consists of the citys many departments, recreation, public works, infor mation technology, communica tions and others. The proposed cut would be taken evenly from all the city divisions to total the $500,000, Knight said. But in the worst-case scenario where the budget cut is made entirely out of salaries 10 to 12 employees would be laid off, Knight said. Our operating budgets are so Budget cut could oust city employees Quiet zones, city staff are both on the chopping block TIM FREED Observer staff Please see BUDGET on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment 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 BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Funding to silence Winter Park rail crossings could be cut if current budget proposals pass the City Commission.

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Page 2 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer BASEBALL | Sale of Ravadauge could resurrect talks of building a stadium BUDGET | Mayor fears budget woes of years past Park home were not successful, said May or Ken Bradley in a city statement. Base ball could have added a unique amenity to our city and had the ability to enhance Winter Parks destination appeal. In addi tion, it would have been a tremendous eco nomic impact for our community. The three other possible sites for a base ball stadium each fell because of opposi tion from residents. Martin Luther King Jr. Park was ruled out by the city in June after more than 2,000 residents signed a petition to keep the stadium out of the peaceful park. These are the citizens who want to keep the park in Winter Park, said Win ter Park resident Donna Colado during the City Commissions June 23 meeting. Harper Shepherd Field and the Winter Park Tech property were scrapped after tight that I would not be able to do it with out there being people involved, Knight said. That in turn would affect services in some way. Mayor Ken Bradley, who recommended the budget cut for consideration, said he hoped to keep spending down in order to keep the citys reserves up. As I looked at our general fund, there were tremendous increases in different cat egories, Bradley said. But my principal is I dont want to spend more money than we take in. Thats a situ ation that could get us into a very nega tion. when this city had reserves of less than 3 or 4 percent, be cause former commissioners had frankly spent money in ways that they, at the time, thought they were making good decisions but almost bankrupted this city. I will never let that happen on my watch. That low point for the general fund came as the result of a nearly $4 million settlement in 2007 to stop a condominium tower from being built next to Central Park, which was immediately followed by a global recession and the largest two-year drop in housing values and property tax revenues in city history. The proposed $500,000 budget cut comes in a year that has seen local housing values jump 15 percent in the past 12 months and all-time record highs in the Dow Jones In dustrial average, but sluggish job growth. One alternative to layoffs would be cut ting projects. Knight said the citys railroad quiet zone project would be the most logi cal to cut, though Winter Park has looked closely at that endeavor for at least three years, raising grant money to help pick up the cost. A railroad quiet zone would allow the city to prohibit trains from blaring their whistles along certain sections of track. The city would build a combina tion of new fences, railroad gates and medians at all of the citys 16 crossings to further bar residents from getting through by car or on foot in the absence of the train whistle. City Commissioners had just voted to move into a design phase for the project in February. I wish they called them safety zones rather than quiet zones, Leary said fol lowing the City Commissions Feb. 3 meet ing. Ive seen cars coming up at intersec tions and get caught on the other side of the [railroad] gates. This kind of thing helps prevent that. The spending cut would need to be ap proved by three City Commissions before its added to the tentative budget, Knight said. So far no other Commissioner has spo ken out in agreement, he said. 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. 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MOSQUITOS | Beware of bites during mid-day the Orange County Mosquito Control Divi sion, said there is no cure or vaccine from the virus, which is seldom fatal, cannot be spread from human-to-human, and usually resolves on its own. The only intervention at this current time is to make sure the mosquitos dont bite you, Breaud said. There are two types of mosquitos trans ferring the virus locally: the Asian Tiger and Yellow Fever mosquitos. Breaud said these mosquitos, unlike most types locals are familiar with, feed during the day, mak ing it important to take precautions at all hours not just dusk. Breaud encourages Orange County residents to wear mosquito repellant with DEET to keep the bites at bay. But he said the most important precaution residents can take to keep the virus from becoming a full-out outbreak in Central Florida is to clear out all standing water where mosqui tos can breed. It doesnt take much water. Weve found these mosquitos breeding even in water accumulated at the bottom of dis carded potato chip bags, Breaud said. Thats why people really need to be aware of any water that might be accumulating around their properties. Breaud said Orange County has stepped up its mosquito patrols in response to the increased threat of Chikungunya, and en courages residents to do their own searches water at least every seven days. Orange County residents whod like their properties searched by the pros of the Orange County Mosquito Control Division can call 407-254-9120 to schedule an ap pointment. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE nearby neighborhoods expressed concern about the noise levels, Knight said. But a new minor league baseball stadi um could still come to Winter Park down the road. The Ravaudage development has been posted for sale since April, leaving a potential door open, said Manatees owner and Winter Park resident Tom Winters in a statement. We are disappointed, Winters said, but we have developed a great relation ship with, and respect for, the citys lead ership throughout this process. They have been consistently fair and motivated, but protective of the citys best interests. Per haps our discussions can renew if a new owner of Ravaudage emerges with a dif ferent vision and valuation. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER All four sites for a minor league eld fell through.

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Page 4 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Aug. 21, 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 Allison Olcsvay COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Jepson@MediAmerica.us Louis Roney LRoney@cfl.rr.com ADVERTISING SALES David Levine 407-485-1956 DLevine@TurnstileMediaGroup.com 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 Calendar AUG. 21 Help U.S. veterans nd new homes by at tending the Cocktails for a Cause fun draiser to benet Heroes Commons at Jefferson Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the University Club of Orlando, located at 150 E. Cen tral Blvd. in Orlando. The cost to attend is a $50 donation. The event will include a cocktail reception and a silent auction. The Heroes Commons at Jefferson Park housing village will offer exible oor plans designed to accommodate veterans and their families as the homeowners, including those with physical challenges. For more information and to register, visit oridarealestatefoundation.com or con tact marym@orlandorealtors.org or 407513-7277. AUG. 23 Come out to the Food Truck Fiesta a Lake Baldwin Park on Saturday, Aug. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. for live music and great food. This fun, pet-friendly, family event occurs every fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, please call 407-296-5882 or email info@foodtruck crazy.com Community Bulletin Big grant for arts and sciences Arts and science education for Central Florida preschoolers received a nancial boost today with a $400,000 grant from the PNC Foundation. The Dr. Phillips Cen ter for the Performing Arts and the Orlan do Science Center will partner on a threeyear grant to launch Project WoW World of Wonder for 4 year olds, their families and teachers in Orlando. Project WoW enhances access to arts and sciences for hundreds of pre-K students and their families through classroom and home ac tivities, support of teachers through train ing and mentors, along with special family events at the two centers. Carbone joins Orlando rm Nick Carbone recently joined the Orlando accounting rm of Davis, Grim and Com pany, P.A. as the director of assurance and business advisory services. Carbone, a Winter Park resident, was formerly the managing director of Dykes Everett Capi tal Advisors LLC, a Florida-based invest ment banking rm. He was a founding principal of PCE Investment Bankers, a Florida-based investment banking rm, where he represented numerous middlemarket clients in mergers and acquisi tions, private placements and helped spear-head the rms business valuation section. In addition, as a former senior manager of assurance services with the international accounting rm, KPMG LLP, he brings extensive experience in the ar eas of audit and assurance engagements. Unclaimed checks available The Orange County Clerks Ofce might have money for you in the form of a check you havent cashed. And you have until Sept. 1, 2014 to claim it. These are checks that were mailed in 2012, but were never cashed, often because the re cipient moved and didnt leave a forward ing address or the recipient lost the check or forgot about it. The list of people and the amount of the unclaimed checks can be found at myorangeclerk.com Enjoy a live broadcast of The Curi ous Incident of the Dog in the NightTime at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Enzian Theater. Hailed by The Times as a phenomenal combination of sto rytelling and spectacle, and winner of seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeis based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. For more information, visit enzian.org Get your child excited about going back to school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Audubon Center for Birds of Preys Back To School Bird Bash. The Center is located at 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland. Win school supplies with games and ac tivities focused on the centers majestic birds. Call 407-644-0190 for more infor mation. AUG. 24 At noon on Aug. 24, see Babe at the Enzian Theater as part of the Peanut But ter Matinee Family Film Series that usu ally occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month. It is always family friendly and only $5. A special kids menu will be of fered. Visit enzian.org AUG. 25 On Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon, Har mony Yoga Studio will teach a donationbased yoga class on Enzians lawn. To participate, just bring your mat and a donation of your choice. A portion of the proceeds will support Enzians mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through lm. AUG. 27 On Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Todd Allen Long will perform in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret series with his new solo cabaret How Did I Get Here? Long will be accompanied by Playhouse musi cal director Christopher Leavy on piano. For more information, visit winterpark playhouse.org On Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., come discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom at the Mai tland Public Library, as part of the Con temporary Authors Series. Visit maitland publiclibrary.org for more information. AUG. 28 Bring the whole family and a blanket for a free outdoor viewing of Toy Story on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. in Winter Parks Central Park. For more information, visit enzian.org ONGOING Learn self-defense forms and get healthy at Tae Kwon Do classes at the Maitland Civic Center. Sessions run from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays under the instruction of world champion Grand Master Harms. Cost is $60 per month. 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 obedi ence classes. Email bestpaw@bestpaw. com or call 407-321-1006 for more nformation.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Aug. 25 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Aug. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commis sion Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agenda, please visit cityofwinter park.org under Whats New. Be low are a few topics of interest: Mayors Report grounds Webisode in partner ship with Full Sail Universitys SPARK Program bers artist Sarah Ali Proclama tion Consent Agenda 11, 2014. mal solicitations (for a complete listing, visit cityofwinterpark. org/ccpackets). Action Items Requiring Discussion Developments Inc. to temporar parking lot located at 231 S. Or lando Ave. Public Hearings prises: To split the property at 2525 Temple Drive into two single fam ily lots. Each lot would be about 1.25 acres in size with 160-feet of frontage on Temple Drive, zoned R-1AA. No variances are request ed. abandoning the easement located at 1870 Laurel Road (1) Comprehensive Plan related to goals, objectives and policies text within the Future Land Use Element related to the Planned Development Future Land Use designations; combining the PD-1 and PD-2 Future Land Use designations; deleting the maps indicating the candidate areas for Planned Development Future Land Use and deleting the param eters for the creation and estab lishment of Planned Development zoning districts and other policy text relating to Planned Develop ment Future Land Use (2) tion 58-71 General Provisions for Residential Zoning Districts to establish rear and front setbacks for single family residential prop erties with shallow lot depths; and Section 58-67 Low Density Resi dential (R-2) District to correct a single family dwelling coverage error and modify certain miscel laneous residential provisions in Sections 58-65 and 58-66 (1) tion 62-77, Loitering Generally Remember, if you are unable to attend 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. 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, August 27, at 9 a.m., at the Winter Park train station located at 148 W. Morse and 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 Department of Transportations implementation of SunRail, all stations were given an Art in Transit grant to pres ent artwork at each station. Due to Winter Parks passion for art, the grant was supplemented by fund ing from the citys Community Redevelopment Agency. The Pub lic Art Advisory Board released a call for artists and ultimately rec ommended artist, architect and Winter Park resident Diane Gillett Boswells work titled Tree Whis perers to the City Commission. The new artwork was recently installed adjacent to the train sta tion on the green space between the train station and Morse Boule vard, which was created after the demolition of the former station. Tree Whispers features eight double-sided panels with photo ing tabebuia trees against a blue tabebuia trees delight visitors to Central Park every spring. Ac cording to artist Diane Gillett Boswell, My passion for pho tography has always been part of my life alongside the pursuits of a professional career in archi tecture. Her works are also on display at Orlando International Airport and the Amway Center in Orlando. Much of her subject mat ter 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. Popcorn Flicks in the Park Popcorn Flicks in the Park is presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. rain date from Thursday, Aug. 14, is Thursday, Aug. 28. Everyones favorite Toy Story will be show ing at 8 p.m. in downtown Cen tral Park. You are encouraged to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us! Theres free popcorn for everyone. For more information, please call 407-629-0054. 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 Utilities Advisory Board (UAB) that helps make recommendations to the City Commission on the citys wa ter, waste water and electric utili ties. If this is an area of interest for you, please submit an application to become a board member at cityofwinterpark.org > Govern ment > Boards. on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Talking toys return Floridas Blue Cr oss and Blue Shield Plan Floridas Blue Cr oss and Blue Shield Plan rfntfbrrn r fntb bfnVisit a Florida Blue Center or call us 1-800-363-2972 You may qualify if you are: b tr b b life tbr b tb bb tbbOrlando area434 N. Orlando Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 Located in Winter Park Village PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY/PIXAR Andys talking toys will return to Central Park on Aug. 28.

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Page 6 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer It has been a busy and excit ing time for the city of Maitlands Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRA district staff continues to work hard on the goal of building a new downtown for Maitland. In March, the city published a notice, required by state statute, communicating the citys intent to redevelop the old City Hall site and the parking lot on the north side of Horatio two parcels lo cated in the CRA district. Three development teams re sponded to the citys notice and presented proposals to the CRA Board in May. This provided an opportunity for the CRA Board and the public to communicate their views of the proposals to the development teams. In June, the three development teams presented revised propos als, based on feedback from the May meeting, to the CRA Board. The CRA Board preliminarily ap proved the revised proposals and determined that the three develop ment teams could move forward with the redevelopment process, possibly resulting in a develop ment agreement from each devel oper. Any resulting development agreement is subject to review and recommendation by the citys resi dent advisory boards and requires CRA Board approval. The three proposals under con sideration include: es redeveloping the area north of Horatio Avenue, across the street from the Old City Hall site, into a 23,500-square-foot na tional specialty grocery store, a tution and 7,500 square feet of general retail space. The proposed national specialty grocery store is Fletcher, N.C., based Earth Fare. Earth Fare has locations through out the Southeast. 2) The partnership of David Grandstaff of Millenia Partners, Dennis Suarez of Allen Morris company, and John Cunningham of ACi, proposes to transform the privately owned New Traditions Bank and old Winn-Dixie proper ties into 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 245 residen tial units, and approximately 500 parking spaces. 3) Finfrock, Urban Redevel opment Concepts, Eleven 18 Ar develop the old City Hall site into 5,100 square feet of restaurant space, 7,900 square feet of retail space, and a parking structure that accommodates up to 450 parking spaces. The proposals are under review by the citys advisory boards. For more information about the pro posals, please visit itsmymaitland. com. To listen to archived webcasts related to redevelopment, navi gate to the home page and look for a link titled Currently Available Meeting Recordings below the Agendas. The Meeting Record ings page will display a list of links of recent meetings. The au dio of the archived webcasts can be accessed by clicking on any of the links listed on the Meeting Recordings page. Be sure to check itsmymaitland. com often for notices of upcoming meetings related to downtown re development. For questions the proposals, the process, or to get involved, Emrick at 407-539-1255. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Downtown development proposal progress update ARCHIVE PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER The Maitland CRA Board is evaluating three proposals for developing lots around city hall. 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. Edwards a native son who wants to make a dierence with his business experience and community advocacy.He Knows the Needs of District 12 Creating a Strong and Resilient Economy Growing Small Business and Jobs Funding and Support for Education Holding the Line on Taxes Assisting the Cities Economic Development EortsEdwards Story A Native of the District Son of Immigrant Parents Bishop Moore, UCF & Columbia College Married to Freda with two small children, Delaney & Edward Lake Whitney Elementary School Parent Homeowners Association Member Director of a Not for Prot Association Downs Syndrome Association of CF Former Director of the Hispanic Chamber of CommerceEndorsed by Many Who KnowAntonia Novello, Former US Surgeon General David Simmons, Florida Senator Diane Velazquez, City of Apopka Commissioner Honorable Cynthia Ellenberg Honorable Kathryn Townsend Honorable Scott Sturgill Jennifer Thompson, Orange County Commissioner Joe Durso, City of Longwood Commissioner John Dowless, Edgewood Councilman Mike McLean, Former Seminole County CommissionerWest Orange Political Alliance, West Orange Chamber of CommercePolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Edward DeAguilera, Republican candidate for State Senate District 12. 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Page 8 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles Its the perfect baby girls room: A ballet theme with soft pink touches all over, a miniature tulle tutu hangs from the wall. A burlap banner hanging over her crib spells out her name: Finley. Dozens of boxes of unopened diapers spill over the top shelf of tags swaying off sleeves as the door is opened. Noelle Moore holds up a tiny pink-and-white-striped hat and ing sweater with little bows on its pockets. Finley was going to wear those on the day she came home. That day would never come. You never got to used it, like her diapers, they were waiting for her ready to be used, a whole closet full of clothes, and boxes and boxes of diapers, Moore said. She never got to wear any of them. Finley Elizabeth Oblander was born with brain damage on July 25, 2013. She had brown hair and a sweet, upturned nose, and sometimes scary to hold her be cause of the tubes and wires at tached, but Moore reveled in the moments spent with her daugh ters soft skin touching hers. I loved holding her, oh my gosh it was quite a production, but I loved to hold her, Moore said. She was so warm. Twenty-three days later, she was gone. Moore couldnt eat or sleep. After her daughter died, the sight of a baby was so hard shed leave a cart full of groceries in the middle of a store. The Maitland resident knew that other moms out there were culties, and she knew from her own experience there wasnt a resource available to help. To answer that need she created The Fin ley Project, which is designation. The orga nization helps moms with funeral planning, meals, house clean ing, healing massages, a support group and counseling. Shes not really capable of doing those things; its too much, Moore said of mothers who return home to an empty crib. Shes really worried about staying alive. Katie Brown, sec retary for the organi zation and a neonatal intensive care unit re spiratory therapist for Florida Hospital South who took care of Fin ley, said that there isnt anything like this out there. Moore, she said, is the best person to start it. Noelle has been in their shoes, and shes had and felt all those same emotions of reluc tance and fear and anxiety to PHOTO BY XXX XXX PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Noelle Moores daughter Finley never made it home to her nursery. Moore has helped turn her grief into action, forming a charity for grieving moms. Organizing help for grieving mothers Maitland mom starts a charity to help mothers heal after theyve lost a baby BRITTNI LARSON Observer staff Please see FINLEY next page I I I I I I Sign up for Track Shack e-news at our website to receive store, event and training information! A respected and valued member of the Central Florida legal community since 1990, Judge Scott Polodna is enthusiastically supported and endorsed by law enforcement, community leaders and attorneys throughout Orange and Osceola Counties. For more information visit WWW.JUDGESCOTTPOLODNA. COM I would be honored to have your vote in the August 26 election.Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by the Committee to Re-elect Scott Polodna, Circuit Court Judge, Group 37. Judge Scott Polodna is enthusiastically endorsed by law enforcement, community leaders and attorneys, including Fraternal Order of Police, Police Benevolent Association, Osceola Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3284, State Attorney Je Ashton Orange County Sheri Jerry Demings St.Cloud Police Chief Pete Gauntlett, Kissimmee Police Chief Lee Massie Retired 9th Circuit State Attorney and former Orange Co. Sheri Lawson Lamar and many others.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 9 kind of delve into that grief, Brown said. She wants to help facilitate them through those dif ferent areas so that they can start to heal and be restored and be made whole again. They kicked off the start of TFP with an event to celebrate what would have been Finleys ately moms started contacting Moore, including Lyndie Giles, who lost her son Greyson in July. Losing an infant is not only tragic, its just so traumatic, and to have those services could be she said. Theyve talked ev ery day since. Moore is a shoulder to cry on, a person who can listen to Giles sobs, her an ger and frustration. Any loss or any death is sad and heart wrenching, but when you have all these dreams and hopes put into a child, the nurs ery, the bottles you come home and just its even more tragic youre expecting your baby to come home any day and thats not how its supposed to work, Giles said. No parent is supposed to bury their child. Moore said she wants to be a on the TFP is one way Moore has healed herself. It keeps me connected to her but in a really healthy way because Im helping people through her, Moore said. And while the pain is still there and the tears still happen, Moore is healing. She smiles through the hurt, but theres hope behind her eyes. They say that when a mother whos lost a child sees a rainbow, thats a sign, a rainbow baby that shows shell be a mother again. Moore has seen double rainbows twice, once the day Finley died, Im going to have twins, she said with a smile. Oh my gosh, how cool would that be? PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Tags on never-worn dresses and toys never to be played with line the walls of Finleys would-be nursery. 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. Get in the spirit of the season and in the stockings of local shoppers with theWinter Park-Maitland Observer HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: rfrnt bntf n n f REACH: f fn f f f fn nfrfn f r f ISSUE DATE: SPACE DEADLINE: f AD DEADLINE: f Dont get lost in the holiday hustle and bustle! Reserve your ad space today by contacting Tracy Craft at 407.515.2605 or TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com f tr r f rff f f n f f fn bnt rn f n n nf f nt rn f f ff n rf r f f f FINLEY | Moore said shes found purpose in the loss of her daughter by helping other mothers in need C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE For more information about The Finley Project and to apply

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Page 10 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Kayaks and running shoes are rarely mentioned in the same sen tence. But in Casselberry that odd combo is becoming an annual tra dition. The annual RunYak race spon sored by Travel Country and the City of Casselberry might be better named the little race that could. Part running, part paddling, all fun, the race with a goofy name has a small, but loyal following of outdoor enthusiasts and weekend adventurers who prepare every year to duke it out on the lakes and parks of Casselberry. This years race is on Aug. 23 at Secret Lake Park. Patty Milliron and her hus band have competed in the Ru nYak for the last two years. Both this is a nice break from the highly competitive world of 5Ks and marathons. Its a fun race, Milliron said. One that we look forward to each year. The race takes off on land for ure eight shaped paddle skirting two portions of Triplet Lake, then But that doesnt mean its a leisure cruise in the middle. I always say Im going to take it easy on the paddle portion, said Milliron but then I end up paddling as hard as I can. By the time I get to the second running leg, my legs and arms felt like Jello and I had to take a minute before I set off. It would seem that racing against her husband and the cou ples friends brings out her com petitive spirit. The entire event is character ized by a spirit of friendly compe tition, said Ian Ogilvie, Manager at Travel Country. The general mood is light and fun, he said. The best part of the day is getting to see all the nicest parts of Casselberry by wa ter. Because the race is mostly for fun, no one really spends a lot of time prepar ing, Milliron said. We just spend a little time here and there paddling and thats about it, she said. The race is for all levels from be ginner to seasoned pro, and is a family event. Those with ca noes who want to race as a team can enter as a tandem, with one teammate both paddling together and the last leg on foot. The oddball nature of it, along with the scenic location, might make it a more ideal spectator sport than 5Ks. There is plenty of room in Secret Lake Park for spectators to watch, there is a playground for kids and there are benches to watch the entire race from, said Lynn Hoppes, Special Events Co ordinator for Casselberry. Most competitors will be bring ing their own kayak or canoe, but there will be limited numbers of each available for rent on the day of the event. Dont have a kayak or canoe, but you just got a sweet paddle board? Sign up! You are welcome to race as well. Racers can sign up online at RunYak.com, with the entry fee of $30 including a race T-shirt, a swag bag from Travel Country and the chance to take home cool es, headphones, hats, shirts and more. Entry is open to participants ages 13 and up. Top male and female competi tors will take home a $50 gift card from Travel Country and the top tandem team will receive a $100 gift card. Always in competition with each other, Milliron and her hus band will be giving it their all again this year. I was not a good canoer when I was a kid, Milliron said. I was always ending up in the water, but Ive never tipped the kayak yet, so Im doing pretty good. This is really such a fun race, Id love to see it grow, she said. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAVEL COUNTRY Kayak and jog your way across the nish line at the annual RunYak race in Casselberry this weekend. Paddle and run your way to the nish RunYak challenges participants to race on land and water ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Jasmin Bedria, CPT A re you over all of the diet fads and ready to learn some simple steps to 1. Take advantage of free resources personal stories of success to not only teach, 2. Dont go all-or-nothing to ensure success is to set yourself up to suc at once, the suc cess rate drops by be patient, and start a time for maintainable 3. Be held accountable 4. Lead by example deliberate efforts and ultimate ino effect than one that encour Jasmin Bedria, Certied Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, is an experienced health and tness expert at Anytime Fitness, Winter Park. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness, Winter Park prides itself on providing a friendly, well-maintained facility featuring top-quality exercise equipment. Members enjoy the benet of being able to use any of more than 2,400 Anytime Fitness clubs now open in all 50 states and 19 countries. For answers to your health and tness related questions, email askatrainer@ anytimetness.com and for more information on Anytime Fitness, visit anytimetness.com Lose fat, gain health, and improve ADVERTORIAL WORK WELL

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 11 Question 1: I sit at a desk all day and as the day goes on my back and neck begin to hurt from sitting for so long. What are some good exercises to improve my posture and relieve the pain? Reni S. I get this question a lot, Rene, and its one that deserves a lot of attention! When sitting at the desk, our attention is always ei ther forward or down. That elongates our back muscles and shortens our shoulders and chest muscles. Here are some tips and exercises for the oce and the gym. Get a small ball, such as a tennis or lacrosse ball, and place it between your back and the chair. Working it around from the lower back to the upper back will loosen some of the muscles that begin to tighten up throughout your day. Rolling a small, rm ob ject, like the ball, around your back will relieve some of the knots that form through excess uid retention in your muscles. Also, workouts in the gym that create a habit of better posture are simple. When exercising al ways make sure your chest is out and your shoulders are back. This will help stretch the chest muscles while also forcing your core mus cles into a more consistent con traction. When working out your legs its crucial for you to focus on the strength and exibility within your glutes and hamstrings. Al ways push through the heel of the foot, because that engages more of those muscles allowing them to receive the attention they so dearly miss when sitting at a desk all day. Additionally, touching your toes and doing hamstring and calf stretches will help improve your posture. Whod have thought that your legs play a role in your pos ture?! Some exercises that will work well are hyperextensions, reverse lunges, sti legged deadlifts, and squats. Back targeting exercises that will help improve posture are cable rows, lat pull-downs, reverse band yes, and bent over dumbbell rows. Question 2: Im trying to in crease the weight that I lift with all of my muscle groups, but Ive hit a plateau. How do I overcome the plateau? James H. James, overcoming a plateau can seem like a daunting task, but it can actually be quite simple. Generally our workout programs should only last us from four to six weeks. The body is very smart and will turn something that was once a challenging exercise into a rou tine movement. So changing your routine should be the rst thing you look at. The next thing we need to examine is your form. Form can tend to falter as we begin to chal lenge and push our bodies into lifting heavier weight. So maintain the best form possible during your exercises. Next, how are you push ing yourself? You make the big gest gains by taking the smallest steps, so start by adding 5 pounds every week or every other week. For example, if youre trying to improve your bench press and want to increase your weight from a 135-pound plateau, increase your weight to 140 pounds for the next week or two. Eventually you will become stable with that weight and make faster gains because you are forcing the muscle to adapt to a heavier weight more frequently. Right before the body has completely adapted to the new weight is the right time for you to increase the weight again. Nutrition can also play a big role in busting through a pla teau. Just as your body can adapt to certain exer cises, it can also adapt to food that is a regular in your meal plan. If you eat the same salad every day, your body is so smart it will get used to that specic type of green! So chal lenge yourself not only in the gym, but out side the gym by branching out and rotat ing through an everlasting color wheel of vegetables and fruits. When it comes to fruit, make it a goal to eat a few colors of the rainbow throughout the week, and eat a range of light greens to dark. Your body will thank you in the end and you will start recreating your self from the inside out! Michael Garcia, Certied Personal Trainer, employs diverse training styles that reach a wide range of demographics and tness goals at Anytime Fitness, Winter Park. He can be reached at 321-972-5833 for both personal and group training. For answers to your health and tness questions email: askatrainer@ anytimetness.com Ask a Trainer: Fitness at your desk ADVERTORIAL MICHAEL GARCIA, CPT Anytime Fitness

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Page 12 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Weight loss is a complex, subjective issue. It involves proper nutrition and exercise; balanced hormones, adequate sleep, pleasure, playfulness and a whole lot more based on each individuals body, lifestyle and preferences. At the root of all avoidable weight gain, however, is one commonality: toxicity. Toxins in the body, if allowed to float around freely, would kill us in an instant. So the body covers them with fat cells. Thus, the additional fat. Diets obviously dont work because they dont treat the root of the problem, just the symptoms. Nutritional cleansing or detoxes are all the rage right now. Theyre important, sure. The body needs to rid itself of toxicity. But how about all that gunk clogging up in the mind and heart? Toxicity comes in many forms. It is both a physical phe nomenon and an emotional one. Too much toxicity can cause health problems in the body and in the mind. Today I want to address a weight loss tip that works to permanently drop those addi tional pounds: Forgiveness. Believe it or not, feelings of unforgiveness and resentment can add a lot of heaviness in the body. People who hold grudges or are deeply resentful often struggle with weight issues. I find that the most unforgiv ing people are those who dont let themselves off the hook easily. As a result they set high standards for others as well. This habit can be even more debilitating than any junk food addiction. These toxic feelings deplete us of our natural sense of wellbeing and vitality. Plus, all that time and energy we spend resenting others can eas ily be channeled to create some thing beautiful and inspiring. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. So I invite you to embark on a forgiveness diet. Here are two exercises you can carry out periodically to drop all unneces sary baggage: Forgive yourself Make a list of all the things youve said and done your en tire life that were wrong. Reflect on all the moments when you lied or cheated or blamed. Its OK. Its time to forgive your self. You can even write in your journal: I forgive myself for lying to my brother about or you can call up these people if youre feeling particularly ballsy. Ei ther way, release yourself from the judgment and loathing of being a bad person. Forgive others Forgiving others becomes significantly easier when youve forgiven yourself of any misgiv ings first. This forgiveness exer Make time to do this exercise another day. Write down the names of five to 10 people who have hurt, angered or betrayed you. Remember you are not nec essarily forgiving these peoples actions but letting go of that part which is causing the pain and hurt between you two. Go through each name and spend some time re-collecting all the feelings of unforgiveness youve been holding towards them. From your heart speak or write a sentence that helps you bring closure, such as: I forgive you, (name). You are free and I am free, or I forgive and release you into the love that is our truth. Sometimes life brings us to a point where being right or wrong becomes less important than feeling happy, light and free. Here is a beautiful Buddhist prayer for forgiveness to visit from time to time: If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive I forgive myself for that. For all the ways that I harm my self, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions I forgive myself. 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Seeds can be purchased locally at garden centers, plant nurseries, and hardware stories. You may want to order select varieties online through a seed supplier such as our local seed farm at Organic Sanctuary and reputable national seed suppliers such as Seeds of Change, Johnnys Seeds, or Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Take some time to sketch out your fall garden plan and decide what to plant where in your garden bed. Remember to keep the tallest plants on the north side of the garden beds so they dont shade out the others. Another tip is to plant quick producing plants by the edges such as lettuce and radishes so they can be easily harvested without reaching over other plants. If you would like to visit the OWC Garden, located on Welbourne Avenue in Winter Park, please contact owc_ed@me.com. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 13 So, youre getting yourself in shape, and you want to bring your partner along with you. How do you do it? Thats a tricky one. People are all very dierent with dierent sensi tivities, so trying to tell your partner that youd like for he or she to lose weight is a ne line to walk. Then there are the details: How will you both work this into your schedules with work, kids, community commit ments, etc.? But rst things rst: 1. Breaking it down. More than likely, your partner already knows that he or she needs to lose weight. People arent blind, but love is sup posed to be, so how do you tell someone you love that their weight is an issue? You hit at the heart of the problem: their health. Thats where the concern really is, right? Sure, get ting t and losing weight will change the way a person looks, but the most important changes come in their health. Losing weight reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, fer tility problems and a host of other is sues, and this is the point you should stress when speaking to your loved one about losing weight. The health ier they are, the longer theyll live and the more time the two of you will have together. Not only will you have more time, youll have more quality time healthy, happy, ableto-do-what-you-want-and-not-beheld-back-by-weight-issues time. After youve had the talk, start some new habits. 2. Dump the junk. Buy less and less (or no) junk food at the grocery store. Replace the junk with healthy snacks like fresh fruits and veggies. Add more fresh veggies and lean meats into shared meals, and re place unhealthy ingredients like but ter with healthier options like olive oil. Eat at home more than you eat out. Make meals together, and make that time relaxing and fun by turning some music on, inviting friends over, etc. Plan some activities for the two of you (or the whole family) to do together: go for a hike or bike ride, or sign up for boot camp classes or personal training sessions together. Studies show that people who train with a partner succeed in their t ness and weight loss goal 95 percent of the time, so buddy up and get healthy together. We recently spoke with a doctor who said that her patients who are trying to change their lifestyle by eating right and getting more ex ercise fail most often because their partner is not supportive. Be sup portive, but dont coach. Encourage, but dont push. No one is going to commit to losing weight and getting healthy unless they want to, and of tentimes pushing too hard for that positive change can push people right o the track to health and into the cookie aisle. 3. Be the change. A friend re cently conded that her husband didnt like that she was losing weight because he said it made him feel old and fat beside her. Thats his prob lem, in truth, but it could quickly become her problem, if he cant turn it around. Its often said that we are as old as we feel, and getting healthy and staying healthy will keep you feeling younger. Youll have more energy and want to do more, so bring your partner along with you. His or her insecurities dont have to become yours, but your newfound condence and overall activity level could inuence them to make some positive changes. Include them as much as possible. Reach out and give a hand up, but remember that you cant drag them along kicking and screaming. In the end, how they feel about themselves is their issue to tackle. Maybe the best way to get your partner to lose weight is to make the whole endeavor a partnership just like your relationship. Support, encourage, be a cheerleader. If you need help, come see us! 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Page 14 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Earlier this summer, I came across a news article announcing the death of Louis Zamperini on July 2. I had never heard of Zam perini, an Olympian and World War II hero, but the short narrative of his life sounded interesting, so cally, I began to read Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrands biography of Zamperini. It is an amazing book, winning Time Magazines award perinis life was so incredible. rance, Calif., Zamperini found his stride as a runner. He went on to set numerous school-boy and NCAA track records and compet ed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Though he didnt win his event, his performance caught the eye of Adolph Hitler and Zamperini was invited to a personal meeting with the Fuhrer. But that was just the begin ning of Zamperinis story. At the outbreak of WWII, Zamperini enlisted in the Army Air Force as a bombardier. Surviving several harrowing combat sorties, Zam search and rescue for another lost plane. He and another crewmem ber survived in the shark-infested 47 days with minimal wa ter and no food. When nally discov ered Zam perini and his crewmate were cap tured by the Japanese and settled in the brutal Ofuna prison where they were tortured brutally for the duration of the war. As I read the account of Zam perinis survival and imprison ment I was struck not only by his courage, of which there was plenty, but also by his deep sense of virtue in other aspects of his life, including truth-telling and compassion in the most chaotic and brutal of environments. Of course, there have been many other POWs from numerous wars who have displayed similar courage and conviction people whose names have been forgotten by nearly everyone except their families. However, Im glad the Zamperini story has gained such exposure as a book, and come December, as a movie directed by Angelina Jolie, for it reminds us of important aspects of the human experience: for the critical moments of ex istence. No doubt Zamperinis Olympic training shaped his body and mind for the even greater trial of surviving on the open ocean. Choosing to do the hard things when we can equips us to do them when we must. weight in food. While imprisoned, Zamperini lived off of 500 calories or less per day, all the while doing heavy enforced labor. Yet far more precious to him than food was the diary he kept of his experiences. It was one of the things that helped him keep some control of his life in an out-of-control world. ing for it probably isnt worth liv ing for. The Ofuna prison was spe interrogation. Zamperini refused to capitulate to his captors even though doing so heighted his suf fering and chances of death. He was prepared to die for his coun try and therefore he was enabled to live. I havent reached the end of the book yet, but when Zamperini of WWII, his nascent faith found full-blown expression when he gave his life to Christ at a 1949 Billy Graham Crusade. This born again experience translated into immediate action and in 1950 he returned to Tokyo to speak to his former captors now impris oned themselves on the sub ject of forgiveness, and embraced them warmly and personally. Yet another expression of courage and character! I highly recommend the book, but if reading isnt quite your thing the movie is coming out on Dec. 25. Hmm... Seems like there was someone else who has some thing to do with that date who also demonstrated great courage, character, and forgiveness... 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. www.wpmobserver.com/subscribe A lesson in keeping faith against all odds Jim Govatos Reality Lines ST ARBUTTS rfntb rrrSalons bb bbExp 8/28/14 Before Before Before 407.680.4263www.180DegreeFitness.com1595 Meeting Place, Orlando, FL 32814After After After Are you ready for summer? Get your beach body now!Before After Call me directly

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So far this year, at least 539 children and adults in the U.S. were sick with measles, the most since 1994. These infections have spread in schools, restaurants, stores, neighborhoods, buses and trains. The declining rates are the result of difficulty getting vac cinations and immunization skeptics. With one out of every nine children in Florida not insured, many families have a hard time getting health care for their children. Since Florida legislators opted to not accept the $51 billion in federal aid to expand Medicaid to cover more working families, too many children forego checkups and vaccinations. The federal pays for vaccines given in a private office or clinic for the uninsured who cant pay for them, but too few doctors and nurse practitioners accept chil dren without any insurance. Health department budgets have also been slashed. The health department is not al ways a realistic option. In contrast, immunization skeptics forego immunizations by choice. Some parents who have not seen the diseases fear of vaccine complications more than the diseases the vac cines are designed to prevent. If enough other children are immunized, their unimmu nized childs risk of getting the disease is not as strong and they enjoy the benefits of other people having their children immunized. But if enough people refuse the vaccines, the group protection is lost and the infections have a chance to spread. Some people have weak immunity in spite of im munizations; they dont make enough antibodies. When most other people are immunized, the infections cannot spread from one person to another, so even the child with a poor response to the vaccine or the person with an immunity disorder is less likely to be ill. When more people refuse to be vaccinated, more people are vulnerable. We are turn ing back the clock on progress against these diseases. We as a community, as a school, as a county, as a state are in this together. We all benefit each time someone is immunized. We are all at risk each time someone is not. You can see the clusters of outbreaks across the world in the Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of preventable diseases at http:// on.cfr.org/1tapGsE. While we are seeing a local drop in im munization rates, 85 percent of children worldwide received immunizations last year, up from 60 percent in the 1990s. At the same time, the death toll among children under age 5 dropped nearly in half, from 12.6 million to 6.6 million. Great challenges remain, as lack of vaccines, remote areas, rough roads, war, and miscom munication disrupt immuniza tion efforts. Recently in Nigeria and Pakistan, health workers immunizing children were killed. Who says health care is not political? We are one world. Infec tions can travel from far away lands to our community in a day. Will we lose the progress we have made in protecting the next generation from vaccine preventable diseases? Its up to each one of us. Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse coach and health advocate for HealthAction. biz. Send her your questions at nancy@ healthaction.biz Ignoring immunizations increases risks Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action

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Page 16 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Aug. 22 Lengua Materna offers messages by Hispanic artists Maitland gives voice to the Hispanic community in its new exhibit Lengua Materna 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 media. The exhibit features Roberto Gonzalez (Mexico), J. Tomas Lopez (Cuba), and David Figueroa and Edgar Sanchez Cumbas (Puerto Rico). An open ing reception public invited artandhistory.org Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. The Orlando Urban Music Fest Hamilton is coming to the CFE Arena on Friday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. as part of The Orlando Urban Music Fest. Headlined by the Grammy award-winning Hamilton, the Urban Music Fest also fea Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan and Mali Music. Comedian Kevin Damn Fool Simpson will host this night full of urban musics great est talent. CFE Arena is at 12777 Gemini Blvd. in cfearena.com or ticketmaster.com Aug. 22 Bottle Trees & Whirligigs at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Jeanine Taylor Folk Art invites the public to the opening reception for the exhibit Bottle Aug. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free. Ive handpicked the six artists for this show because of their the things we love about the South, Taylor said. The art ists include Bethanne Hill and Stephanie Dwyer, Lucy Hun nicutt, Pat Juneau, R.A. Miller and Alyne Harris. The opening coin cides with the Sanford Art Walk, which occurs on the fourth Friday of each month. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art is at 211 E. First St. jtfolkart.com or call 407-323-2774. Aug. 23 Disneys Villains Unleashed time ever on Aug. 23 the deliciously evil will hold sway as they roam around the Disney Holly wood Studios be ginning at 8 p.m. Guests will get up close and personal with some of the most heinous Disney villains at this one-nightonly event while they party to gether at Hades Hangout, Oogie Show, the Star Zone, and the works spectacu lar. Guests may purchase tickets lainsParty.com or call 407-9391933. Aug. 23 Spring Roll Workshop with Chef Francis Biondi Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 23, the Demonstration Kitchen at the East End Market will be abuzz with rollin your own spring rolls, that is in a workshop by Chef Francis Biondi. This half-Italian, half-Filipino chef appeared on Season 5 of Foxs chef competition show, Mas terChef. Chef Francis will share cooking secrets particularly how to roll with locally sourced ingredients and create the perfect dipping sauce. Then, stay and eat your creations. The Kitchen is at 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando. Call 321236-3316 or visit eastendmkt.com Aug. 23 Lecture and Gallery Walk with artist Agustina Woodgate Agustina Woodgate, who re Prize at the Orlando Museum of Art, will present a lecture and gallery walk on Aug. 23 begin ning at 1 p.m. Woodgates objects and collaborative events consider behavior patterns and systems across time and invite people to interact with them in new ways. Woodgate graduated from the Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 17 ORLANDO URBAN MUSIC FEST DISNEYS VILLAINS UNLEASHED BETHANNE HILL STEPHANIE DWYER This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater BOYHOODFri & Sun 2:30, 6:15, 10PM Sat 2:45, 6:30, 10:15 Mon, Wed, Thurs 6:15, 9:55 Tues 6:15 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 National Theatre Live: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESat 11AMPeanut Butter Matinee Family Film: BABECome early for a special animal presentation from The CFL Zoo! Sun 12PMYoga on the LawnEat lunch at Eden Bar after class! Mon 11AMCult Classics: THE VIRGIN SUICIDESTues 9:30 Only $5!Popcorn Flicks in the Park: TOY STORYTues 9:30 FREE in Central Park! Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACKFREE on the lawn! Wed 8PM or Sunset

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 17 Arts in Argentina in 2004 and has exhibited extensively in U.S. and abroad. She now makes her home in Miami. The event is free with paid gallery admission of 896-4231. Aug. 23 Give Kids the Worlds rst-ever MacDown Competition and cheese) Competition will the 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 fun prizes, but the best prize is knowing your efforts will help a tragically sick child achieve a dream. To participate or at tend the event, visit otownmacdown.org Current Full Sail University earns top honors Including school of the year Full Sail University, a leader of entertainment and media, re ceived two of the highest honors given by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and to Full Sail student Harmony Jones, named 2014 Gradu ate of the Year for her civic contributions and educational success. Full Sail University was named 2014 School of the Year, recognized for its many unique offerings including the Global Professional Standard program, which tracks students throughout their education to technical and professional skills sought by potential employers. Current A birth announcement from the Central Florida Zoo Born to Nimbus (female) and Cirrus (male), the Central Florida Zoo is pleased to an nounce the birth of a female clouded leopard cub who was born on April 25 will now be on view. The cub will be on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as she acclimates to the zoo experience. Clouded leopards are one of the species in the As sociation of Zoos (AZA) Species Survival Plan, a breeding program for species that are vanishing from the wild. The zoo is located at Interstate 4 exit 104 in Sanford and is open 323-4450. And looking ahead Beginning Aug. 25 September is Orlandos Magical Dining Month More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this Sep Magical Dining Month. With the greatest number of restau rants in the programs nineyear history, this years event includes more dates thanks to the addition of a special preview week starting Aug. 25. Follow ing three-course dinners for $33 at some of Orlandos most renowned restaurants, savvy diners can turn an evening out into an overnight stay-cation with one of several Magical Nights dine-and-stay packages. A full list of restaurants, menus and hotel packages is available at Orlando MagicalDining.com. Discounted hotel rates, deals on theme parks, and dining can lando.com/September CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO CULTURE | Think you make the best mac and cheese? Prove it by entering the MacDown this weekend C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 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 407-5223906. The insurance Package Policy for Home & Auto is underwritten by Auto Club Insurance Company of Florida (ACICF). Applies to site-built homes only, and availability is subject to meeting underwriting criteria. *Discount applies to select auto coverages only and is based on number of years as a AAA Member. Our customers save an average of $915 annually.*** Get a quote today! insurance from the same prior insurer *$10 ExxonMobil Gift Card with an Insurance Quote**Simplify and save with one policy and one payment. rfnAAA Winter Park AAA Waterford Lakes 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

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Page 18 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Louis Roney Play On! Chris Jepson Perspectives Is everyone who lives in Ignorance like you? asked Milo. Much worse, he said longingly. But I dont live here. Im from a place very far away called Context. Norton Juster, The Phantom Toll booth I know a number of individuals who place a premium on fact (myself included). I often, laughingly, ask, Just the facts, cussion is relevant if it is placed within the context of the circumstances. We are Hugos story (Les Misrables) of Jean loaf of bread. In fact, guilty and is punished according to French law. The context in this instance is, of course, everything. He stole the bread to feed his starving sister and family. however, when individuals confuse (by their lives and society around their belief system (see: organized religion, cults, political parties, etc.). Take for instance the issue of gay marriage. Is it factual to assert that gay marriage undermines traditional cally is your evidence? Understand that if your proof is your personal belief system, expect to be challenged understandably so on any assertions of inerrancy. Facts without context are an intellectu ally challenging exercise. A question of fact is different from a question of law. Obviously. I am reminded of the 2008 economic meltdown in America when the impropriety was apparent to the most casual observer yet our law had none of the perpetrators hanging by their scro tums from the yardarm. Observing the results of our capitalistic markets who is responsible for what would make one suspicious that our legal system does not apply equally to all (see: Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide Financial). What good are facts if they are not placed in a context? You can stack fact upon fact and end up with little more than the proverbial house of cards. Context is a dirty word to many Ameri cans. It suggests subjectivity when what humans want more than anything (this I believe) is certainty. I suppose if we go to a magic show, we willingly suspend our desire/need for certainty, but short of that Certainty is comforting. Context chal lenges certainty by requiring one to use their imagination. Context implies accom modation. Certainty, on the other hand, implies judgment and requires, all too often, confor mity. If you are cer tain, why entertain an unpleasant fact? If you are certain why would you not expect, nay, demand conformity to the self-evident? What we require today in both the pri vate and public realms of American society is fact conjoined with context. I argue that our appreciation of life is enhanced by un derstanding, using and embracing context. We need less dogma, less certainty that your way is the only highway and more seeing the condition of others and that a concern (for others) is both legitimate and worthy of action. A number of modern philosophers, Richard Rorty among them, argue that reading literature is the most enlighten ing way of promoting a sense of human solidarity. Literature depicts (offering insights into) the many contingencies, the many possibilities of life. We are roused by the cruelty and humiliation of accepted social practices and of narrow individual viewpoints. Facts describe, and context allows for more context. Less cant, more context 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 In place of Louis Roneys regular column, ten by our columnist. My name is Maxwell X. Cannon, MD. Im an eye, ear, nose and throat doctor here in La Jolla. In the years since I graduated from medical school, I have telephoned my sis ter Maggie every Monday night, and she calls me every Thursday. This way, my somewhat straight-laced sis and I have developed a friendship we never had as kids. She is two years younger than I. When she was 15, I was dating gals 19 or older. My own life has been a gallimaufry of sorts a hodge-podge with perhaps too much Tabasco, and not enough plain potatoes. If you havent lived the life of a well-off single rou who likes the ladies, dont knock it. Anyhow, as I am a doctor, and my sister is a housewife avec chic, I believe est in my sometimes bizarre and colorful personal life. When she was 27, my sister married a nose and throat-man Halifax guy I enjoy playing squash with. Maggies marriage has been seemingly routine up to now. After college, before I entered either of the medical schools willing to take me, my patriotism overpowered me when I heard The Stars and Stripes Forever played by a Navy band in a parade. Two days later, I was a U.S. appren tice seaman headed for Navy medical school and whatever came later. Eleven years after that, I retired as a lieuten ant commander, M.D in the Navy, and joined brother-in-law Halifaxs team of M.D.s. My gallivanting around the world on Navy ships, and stopping in exotic foreign ports, will be taken up in an un expurgated private travel-log, if I ever get around to writing it. During those Navy years I felt that I was free as a bird, a home-lovin man, and I didnt care whose home it was. Seriously, all the while I assumed that my sister was leading a proper and conventional married life with Halifax as her husband. She was, so far as I knew about her. But not so was her dapper husband. Halifax was a darlin guy all right! He and sister Maggie had met at a cocktail party. It had been a whirlwind romance. They were married almost before the last martini was down the hatch. Why not? They were both single, young and had the where-with-all to start a career-mar riage solidly in the black. sister Maggie worked away at her job as we doctors, Halifax and I, plus another doctor, Frederick Alton Baker, leased our spacious medical suite. The suite was decorated in tasteful decor and sported a pretty secretary as well as a bevy of attractive nurses. A jaded citoyen du monde like me might ask, With a lineup of gals like that on the payroll, who needs a wife? I hasten to add that I was acting as though I was the only person among us who was enjoying that proper bachelor standard of licentiousness. Nevertheless, there was never a hitch in my sis Maggie and Halifaxs marital bliss, until one day when sis answered her front doorbell. Hello, are you Maggie? asked a slender striking brunette. Cant deny it, said sis, stepping out on the front porch. The visitor said, Im Lara. And? I was just curious, said Lara. About what? asked sis. About you. I guess your Halifaxs secondor maybe his third.... Third what? Wife of course, said Lara. I was Hals No. 1 I think. My God! I never heard about this. Dont worry, the divorce is legal. And Hals OK about sending me his monthly check for Gary and me. Gary? Our son. Hes 5 now cute little devil. Does Halifax visit Gary? asked Mag gie. Oh yes! He meets Gary in the park a lot, and takes him for rides in his Lexus with the top down, said Lara. When Halifax got home late one after noon, Maggie said, Halifax, you are a miserable low down bastard! Whats wrong Maggie? he gasped. Ive been checking things out, said Maggie. Your ex Lara came to see me several months ago. She was trying to register of brides and brides to be. And? I asked Lara, Which one am I, No. 2 or 3 of your G.D. list? What did she say? asked Halifax in a loud whisper. Maggie paused, Lara says her lawyer tells her hes pretty sure shes No. 1, but she says she wouldnt bet the farm on it because you continually were hav ing affairs and always had a succession of women on the string. Anyway, Lara said shes got a nice husband now who doesnt need to know any more, but that Gary is the son of her marriage to you. Maggie continued, After I had said goodbye to Lara on the porch, she left. I went in the house and Ive been thinking over everything Lara told me, and Ive been making some phone calls. Now I didnt know whether to blow up or throw up! Maggie said to Halifax. Im still not sure what number I am in your parade of babes. So, Im leveling with you, lover boy, tell me your next squaw, or Im siccing Ben Green on you with instructions to throw everything in his law book at you. Halifax took a mint from a dish on the hall table and put it in his mouth. He looked at the ceiling and said slowly, Maggie, Ive just have been try ing to protect you from things that might hurt you, he said. Come on, Halifax! OK Maggie, are you any better off now that you found out all this stuff? I was just stupid. You were stupid, all right, said Mag gie. She walked over and faced Halifax squarely. This is the moment Ive been waiting for, for you to hear something straight from my mouth. I have long made my Sister Maggie 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. decision and now Im telling you. Halifax sat down slowly on the hall chair. Whats so important? he asked. Your recent pregnancy test checked out Yes, she said. I guess youve surprised plenty of dames in your happy life of affairs, said Maggie. Meaning? he said. Meaning two things: One, the name of my son-to-be is entered in his future Harvard class, years from now. And? asked Halifax. Number two: The recorded name of my future son is Frederick Alton Baker Jr. He jumped up, Are you kidding you and Fred? he gasped. Exactly! But you are married to me! Halifax shouted. Oh! Dont worry, youll be receiving handling my divorce from you, which you, of course, cannot possibly not con test. And you and Fred? Why not? Tests prove Fred is the father. How did you get to know Fred that well? sip and phoning around gave me the rest. Things just happen. I said softly, Good-bye sister dear a cut-glass carafe and gulped a swal low. I silently resigned as the champion spoiler of womens reputations. How did my demure little sis Maggie beat me at my own game? Context is a dirty word to many Americans. It suggests subjectivity when what humans want more than anything is certainty.

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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Page 19 SATURDAY 1-4 BEST STREET IN DOMMERICH 2241 Gillis Court, Maitland 3BR/2BA, 1,714SF. This charming home is waiting for your touch. Open kitchen with separate dining room and family room. Living room overlooking screened porch and large backyard. Hardwood floors and carpet, plantation shutters, beadboard and more. Top rated winter Park Schools. Walk to Dommerich ele mentary and Maitland Middle. $299,900 SUNDAY 12-3 BEAR LAKE ESTATE 6091 Linneal Beach Drive, Apopka 5BR/4Full + 3 Half BA, 7,315SF. BIG LAKEFRONT. Magnificent custom home offering soaring ceilings, stunning office/ library, game room, in-law/guest suite, 4 car garage + storage, craft room and more! Incredible Master Suite boasts a lakefront balcony, elegant bathroom & an expansive walk-in closet. 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Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price and Company from 2-5PM Sunday, August 24th: 4744 Hall Road, Orlando, FL 32817 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,884 SF | $549,900 This beautiful and meticulously main tained four bedroom home is situated on a 1.6 acre lot on Lake Nan. Located in the top-rated Winter Park school dis trict, Lake Nan is approximately 23 acres and is a spring fed ski lake. The eat-in kitchen is wide open to the family room OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLACE King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 with vaulted ceilings and features a large center island, custom tile backsplash, quartz counters, dual ovens, breakfast bar and custom accent lighting. The fam ily room is equipped with a double sided, wood burning bricked fireplace with cus tom built-in shelving and surround sound system. The private backyard is beauti fully landscaped and the solar heated pool has been recently resurfaced. The dock and outdoor patio are perfect for dining, lounging and fishing. The dock also includes a jet-ski ramp. The master suite with hardwood floors and walk-in closets is split from the other bedrooms. Other highlights include formal living and dining rooms, large mud room/laun dry room off the kitchen and a fabulous Florida room with built in spa and bar all overlooking the pool, yard and lake. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 302 Burleigh Court, Winter Springs, FL 32708 5 BR | 4 BA | 3,353 SF | $609,000 Stunning custom built home tucked into the desirable, gated Wicklow Greens Tus cawilla Country Club community. This home welcomes you with a courtyard style front yard and leads you in to an escape of luxury as you walk through the front door. You immediately see the view of the pool which flows in to a backdrop of the spring fed pond. This inviting home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an open living and kitchen area. As you look around you notice the gleaming hardwood floors throughout and archi tectural details which include custom built-ins, soaring ceilings, and dynamic arches. The immaculate kitchen in cludes granite countertops, an island workspace, stainless steel appliances, and a gas stove. Other highlights include a 3 car garage, custom Closet Masters closets, and a gas granite fireplace. Per fect for entertaining guests! Four out of the five bedrooms, including the master, are on the bottom floor. Once you walk upstairs you disappear in the expansive bonus room with a private bedroom and bathroom perfect for your guests get away. This beautiful home is gorgeous during the day but even more elusive at night. It is an all-around must see! Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 3054 Leahy Aly, Orlando, FL 32814 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,826 SF | $595,000 Shows like a model! Highly sought after Wilcox plan four bedroom plus study Baldwin Park home on the mews with all of the most current upgrades. Tradi tional architecture with open floor plan and expansive kitchen. Lots of windows and natural light, high ceilings. Some of the upgrades include wide plank wood floors and stairs, gas cooktop, large is land, designer kitchen, etc. Loft upstairs can be used as second family room or bonus room. Master is oversized with pretty views and large bathroom and closet. Separate tub and shower. Addi tional bedrooms have privacy. Upstairs laundry room. Fenced outdoor area has patio perfect for entertaining. Perfectly situated near newest community pool, Winter Park and convenient to Whole Foods, Fleet Dog Park, Park Avenue and Publix. Baldwin Park is a comprehensive community including three recreation areas/pools, exercise facilities, running trails, convenient shopping, restaurants, etc. Top rated schools and super conve nient to airport. Hosted by: Jenni Sloan with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1444 Cardinal Court, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,400 SF | $865,000 2356 Versailles Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company 2516 Middleton Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792 sold by Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company OBSERVER Just Sold Homes 2014FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL & WRITERS CONF ERENC E L earn more at fhbookfest.comSPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS R EADING WIDE O PEN Enjoy the charm of one of the best loca tions in Winter Park. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by oak trees. This neighborhood is close to Park Av enue and truly a gem! This spacious two story house features a downstairs master suite and new bath. The three remaining bedrooms are on the second floor. The formal living room features a double sided fireplace, shared with the family room. The large bonus room/game room can be used as another bedroom or in-law suite. French doors lead to the large family room overlooking a private backyard. New, updated kitchen with granite counter tops. New roof. Great schools! Hosted by: Gwyn Clark with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 3237 Night Breeze Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746 5 BR | 3 BA | 3,300 SF | $337,900 Have you been looking for a home that offers space, privacy and security? This semi-custom Lake Mary home offers over 3,300 square feet of living space. Built by the original owners, this 5 bed room, 3 bathroom home offers a split floor plan with two master suites and oversized master bath. A large, openconcept kitchen and nook with lots of natural light allows for endless hours of entertaining and easy access to the nearby dining room. The expansive Florida Room off the rear of the home has endless possibilities, including the ater room, additional family room, kids playroom, or man cave, just to name a few. Custom to this property, youll also enjoy the additional space afforded by an oversized three-car garage. Details such crown molding, stylish lighting, wain scoting, and tray/volume ceilings add a touch of elegance, while laminate wood floors make cleaning easy for everyday living. Lots of beautiful trees provide an abundance of shade in the front and back yards. Location within the gated confines of The Cove provides the added secu rity of monitored access into the neigh borhood. This home offers convenient upgrades and tons of space! Call today for your private appointment. Hosted by: Kase Ellers & Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1150 Kenwood Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,557 SF | $549,500 Winter Park Showplace Cottage Home. Walk to Winter Park Avenue. Open floor plan. All wood floors downstairs. Many built-ins in master and den/television room. Fenced in backyard (room to add small pool according to the City of Winter Park). Surrounded by larger more expan sive homes! Upgraded landscaping. New flooring, cabinets, granite counters in bathrooms. Oversized master bedroom, nice sitting area on upstairs landing. Priced at recent appraisal by Tim Burns. A real decorators showplace. Truly a Must-See home. Hosted by: Patrick Higgins with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1330 Mayfield Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,272 SF | $1,295,000 This Stunning, sophisticated and me ticulously maintained four bedroom, two and one half bath pool home is located just a mile from Park Avenue. A classic foyer will greet you upon entrance with beautiful hardwood floors and views of the wide open living spaces. The family room, kitchen and breakfast nook are all open to one another and feature soar ing wood-beamed ceilings, handsome moldings, Epay hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace and a large breakfast bar. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with custom cabinets, granite counters and gourmet, gas appliances. French doors lead out to the stunning court yard with outdoor fireplace, gas summer kitchen, detached two-car garage and heated pool. The downstairs master suite is private with French doors that open to the pool. The bath features his and hers vanities and walk-in closets. Additional highlights include formal living and din ing rooms with solid wood plantation shutters, custom window treatments and surround sound system. Do not miss this opportunity to own this fabulous home. Hosted by: Jennifer King with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 1703 Lake Waumpi Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 2 BA |1,774 SF | $299,900 Elegantly renovated, traditional ranch, nestled among the old oaks of Winter Park! This charming, four bedroom, two bath pool home, with over 1,800 SF has been tastefully updated to include a de signer kitchen, complete with glass cabi netry, granite countertops, built-in double oven, and six burner gas stove. Expresso wood floors and white panel wainscoting have been installed throughout promot ing the homes modern sophistication. Sliding French doors and decorative fireplace create a luxurious ambience in the homes formal living room. Mas ter bedroom features an en suite with large walk-in closet and French doors which lead to the homes outdoor enter tainment area. Screened in pool, with hot tub, and a covered verandah are perfect for summer barbeques and gettogethers. Fenced backyard, with brick paved paths, offers mature landscaping and garden courtyards. The residences front exterior is just as alluring as the interior. Covered front porch, circular drive, and electronic security gate cre ate a private escape while still maintain the homes captivating integrity. Enjoy all Winter Park has to offer, from the A rated schools, to Park Avenue shops and dining! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1661 Woodland Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,951 SF | $575,000 Fabulous Mediterranean style home with excellent curb appeal and stunning twostory sunroom on quiet brick street in sought-after Winter Park. This excellent home offers beautiful leaded glass entry doors leading into the light and bright foyer which opens to the formal living and dining rooms with volume ceilings. Galley-style kitchen features granite counters and backsplash with a break fast bar overlooking the L-shaped living room and stainless steel appliances. Sunlight streams into the wall of windows on two sides in the sunroom with soaring two story windows and spiral staircase leading to the open loft that overlooks the fenced backyard. Relaxing master retreat offers a double-sided fireplace and pri vate sitting room with French doors lead ing to the quiet deck with built-in seating. Three additional bedrooms, an oversized bonus room and inside utility complete this homes interior. Hosted by: Marty Katz with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM of storage and a unique upstairs laundry room. Bedrooms have large walk-in clos ets. The kitchen features 42 upgraded cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. $564,900 SUNDAY 1-4 WALK TO DOWNTOWN WINTER PARK 1225 Raintree Place, Winter Park 4BR/2.5 BA, 2,932SF. Welcome home to Park North, walking distance to down town Winter Park. Attractive brick front home. Beautiful landscaping, eat in kitchen, formal dining and living rooms. Fireplace in family room. Large master with sitting room. Private, heated pool. New air system. New tile roof. $799,000 PRICE REDUCTION BALDWIN PARK VICTORIAN 5331 High Park, Orlando 4BD/4BA, 3,844SF. Custom-built Victo rian-style home with fine finishes and open floor plan. Wrought iron staircase, hardwood flooring, crown molding, up graded lighting, surround sound system, and gourmet kitchen with large eating area. Spacious downstairs master bed room. Bonus room with bath and private entrance. Office with custom cabinetry. Formal dining room. $774,900 CUSTOME LAKEFRONT HOME 625 Terrace Blvd, Orlando 4BR/4.5BA, 5,169SF. Located on beau tiful Lake Highland. This 1929 home was redesigned and reconstructed into a stunner with lakefront views from 3 levels. Spacious gourmet kitchen and great room with fireplace opening onto a large lakeside balcony. Private office off the master. Over the 2 car garage there is an in-law suite complete with its own balcony porch. Has a great covered dock. $1,750,000 RARE FOUR STORY CITY HOME 1870 Prospect Ave, Orlando 3BR/3.5BA, 2,562. Walk to downtown Baldwin Park dining and shopping, pool and lake trail from this well-appointed and immaculately maintained town house. Hardwood floors, plantation shut

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Page 20 | Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer 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 THE MARKE T PLACE ANNOUNCEMENTS ADOPTloving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands on mom and dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855)9854592, Adam Sklar #0150789 Victory Briefs Gives notice that Leverage Debate, LLC, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Victory Briefs, in Or ange County, Florida, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corpo rations, Florida Department of State, pur suant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. AUTOS We buy all vehicles with or without title. Any condition, run ning or not, bank liensno problem. We pay top dollar. 813-516-0847, 813-5056939 EDUCATION AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. 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You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to all the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out soon er rather than later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relation ship calls for both a rational and passionate response. Keep the love level high, but also find out why the prob lem arose in the first place. BORN THIS WEEK: You often set high standards for others. But to your credit, you set the same expectations for yourself. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. Sept. 2, 31 B.C., at the Battle of Actium, Roman leader Octavian wins a decisive victory against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Antony and Cleopatra broke though the enemy lines and fled to Egypt, where they would commit sui cide the following year. Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag was flown in battle for the first time during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Coochs Bridge, Delaware. Patriot Gen. William Maxwell ordered the Stars and Stripes banner raised as a detachment of his infantry and cavalry met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops. Sept. 1, 1807, former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr is acquitted of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Spanish territory in Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic. Nevertheless, public opinion condemned him as a traitor, and he fled to Europe. Sept. 7, 1896, an electric car built by the Riker Electric Motor Company wins the first auto race in the United States, at the Narragansett Trotting Park in Rhode Island. The Riker won the race easily, finishing its five laps in about 15 minutes. The other electric car came in second, and a gas-powered Duryea took third. Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry S. Trumans opening speech before a conference in San Francisco is broad cast across the nation, marking the first time a television program was broadcast from coast to coast. The speech was picked up by 87 stations in 47 cities. Sept. 5, 1975, in Sacramento, California, an assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford is foiled when a Secret Service agent wrests a .45-caliber pistol from Lynette Squeaky Fromme, a fol lower of incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson. Sept. 6, 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrigs record for most consecu tive games played. Ripken went on to play 2,632 games in a row before end ing the streak by voluntarily removing himself from a game in 1998. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 18, 2014 ters, open floor plan, rooftop deck and large bonus room. Do not miss this in your Baldwin Park Search! $419,000 STUNNING COLLEGE PARK HOME 3532 Golfview Blvd, Orlando 3BD/3.5BA, 3,413SF. Designer home overlooking the 10th hole of the Dubs dread Golf Course. Resort style salt water pool and summer kitchen. Spacious floor plan and gourmet kitchen. Two master bedrooms with high ceilings. New roof, plumbing, landscaping and custom designed front door. All new energy ef ficient windows, complete exterior and interior painting, designer light fixtures and sinks. 2 car garage, excellent stor age, two laundry rooms. $769,000 ADORABLE COLLEGE PARK 1009 Sherrington Rd, Orlando 3BR/1BA, 1,121SF. Adorable home in Biltmore Shores. Gorgeous hardwood floors. New paint inside. Huge backyard with screened-in porch. 1 car garage. Minutes from College Park shopping and restaurants. A one year home warranty provided. $179,900 FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME 1385 Hibiscus Avenue, Winter Park 5BD/3BA, 3,079SF. Beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Bathrooms are updated as well. Crown molding thru out. Wonderful real wood flooring. Master upstairs has Ann Lee 1309 Delridge Street, Orlan d o $360,000 8/4 MaryStuart Day / Megan Cross 1630 Chippewa Trail, Maitland $815,000 8/7 John McDade 118 Bell Place, Winter Park $240,000 8/8 Nancy Bagby Team/ Bill Adams 850 Mayfair Circle, Orlando $385,000 8/8 Lauralyn Lane 16935 W Phil C Peters Road, Winter Garden $330,000 8/8 Shirley Jones 200 Saint Andrews Blvd #3504, Winter Park $94,000 8/8 an additional space being used as an of fice. Back yard is private and has plenty of room for a pool if buyer needed. Winter Park Schools! $544,000 SUNDAY 2-5 WINTER PARK SCHOOLS 2925 Parkland Drive, Winter Park 3BR/2BA, 1,405SF. Live in Winter Park with top rated schools. Right across from Baldwin Park. Enjoy all of the shopping, restaurants, parks and walking trail. This lovely home features hardwood floors, updated kitchen, nice size screened in patio with brick pavers and a one car garage. Lot size is 11,643SF. Roof and electrical panels were recently replaced. $250,000 POOL HOME IN FANTASTIC LOCATION 914 Moss Lane, Winter Park. 4BD/3BA, 3,335SF. Renovated in 2003. Two master suites downstairs. Expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace that is surrounded by built-in shelves & cabinets. Large Florida room with built-in bar looks out on to screened pool. $629,900 Its FREE to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit WPMObserver .com and click Create Your Classified