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Page 2 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer EBOLA | Machine can spray an ambulance on the go to decontaminate it in minutes 911 CALL | In wake of emergency call and other suspicious reports, Rollins raises security, extends hours Winter Park Fire Chief Jim White said the city has started using three ambulances with the cutting-edge technology, making tral Florida to have them. This basically allows us to de contaminate the patient compart ment complete ly after every patient, White said. Were real pleased with being able to have this right now. The faster cleaning process al lows the ambulances to quickly move on to the next emergency, White said. Before the current system, emergency vehicles had to be temporarily set aside for hand cleaning. A mist system gives a much more thorough cleaning as well, reaching every nook and cranny of the passenger area, said Ron ald Brown, founder and CEO of AeroClave, which created the units. We wanted to take the human element out of it, Brown said. It doesnt give you a warm and fuzzy feeling to rely on a hand wipe down. Questions of decontami nation sprang up in Dallas following the diagnosis of patient Thom as Eric Duncan with the Ebola virus. The am bulance used to transport Duncan was later quaran tined, but not before sev eral other Dallas residents stepped inside. On Sunday Dallas authorities tracked down homeless man Mi chael Lively, who rode in the same ambulance short ly after Duncan. an ongoing manhunt for several dozen resi dents who may have come in close contact with Duncan. White said that by assuring the best am bulance decontamina tion in Winter Park, residents should have one less thing to worry about. Our goal is to break the chain of con tamination, White said. Say we were Dallas and we had that situation they didnt know for a day or so whether that person had Ebola, so all of the sudden you have 10 or 15 more patients who have been in that am bulance that may have been exposed to it. Now we feel a lot well be able to break that chain. with separate men. One incident took place on Sept. 9 inside the SunTrust park ing garage off of Fairbanks Av enue. Campus Security received a call at 5:38 p.m. from a female stu dent that she was being followed. rived at the scene, but could not question. Campus Safety has been actively gathering infor mation about this case, Miller wrote in the email. We are sharing this infor mation with Winter Park Police Department to hope fully identify the responsible per son and deter similar occurrences in the future. Over the past two weeks, Rol lins College added more safety escort staff, reported all details to the Win ter Park Police Department and reviewed its safety on campus in gen eral. Rollins College has made sev eral security improvements to the SunTrust garage in recent years, including brighter LED lights, 24 surveillance cameras and extend ing the hours of garage employ ees to 10 p.m. to ensure students are leaving safely. Sgt. John Bologna of the Winter Park Police Department said that suspicious activity happening off campus should be reported to the police. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE The money we earn goes to fund programs that help people get back to work in Central Florida. Meaning, the more you give, the more we can help. Industries of Central Florida, Inc.Building Lives That Work. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #CH5843 Goodwill accepts these gently used items:At Goodwill, donations = jobs. Clothes and shoes Household dcor and furniture Books Electronics (even obsolete and non-working computers and cell phones!) Sidewalk Sale Park Avenue October 9 12Details at experienceparkavenue.com or call 407-644-8281. Save 50-75% at participating retailers. Our goal is to break the chain of contamination. In each instance, according to the students, the men exhibited concerning, aggressive behavior that led the women to fear for their personal safety. in 1937 by artist and architect Jules Andr Smith as an artist colony and research studio, now serves as a gallery, event and artist work shop space. The campus was ac cepted into the National Historic Landmark register for being, an exceptional example of Art Deco fantasy and Mayan Revival art and architecture in the United States. Bailey-Cox said the designation should help not only with aware ness of its existence and programs both locally and nationally, but also make the Center more com petitive in attaining grant funding ly on the buildings preservation. Were excited to let people know that they have a building of national importance right here in our own backyard, she said. The Maitland Art Center will host a plaque dedication and celebration commemorating its newly minted status on Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. ART CENTER | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF WINTER PARK Winter Park leapt ahead of other local cities with the system.
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OCT. 10 Celebrate the opening of two new ex hibitions by artist Cicero Greathouse and Leigh Tarentino at the Art & History Museums Maitland Art Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. This Cul ture Pop event will include interactive printmaking activities, music by Justin and The Outs and poetry readings fea turing Caitlyn Doyle and Annemarie Ni Churreain of Maitland Poets & Writers. Cost of admission is $5, but free for A&H members. For more information, visit ar tandhistory.org/culture-pop OCT. 11 More than 150 Central Florida artists Community Bulletin Monday, October 20, 2014 5:00 PM 8:00 PM Produced ByJoin Us For Our 17th Annual TASTE OF MAITLAND!Enjoy a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Lily Visit over 30 restaurants & Taste their specialties! 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The festival is hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, presented by Florida Blue and Subaru, and co-sponsored by the city of Winter Park. Parking is often at a premium during this busy weekend. To accommodate visitors, complimentary valet parking is available at three loca tions in downtown Winter Park. Plus, a free shuttle service will be available from near the Winter Park Village. A bike valet will also be available for guests who wish to cycle to the event. A se cure area will be available to valet park bicycles at the corner of West Park and New England avenues, near the railroad tracks. The bike valet is being organized by the city of Winter Parks Pedestrian Bicycle Board. For more information, call 407-644-8281. Attention Star Wars fans : this is the day for you! The Maitland Public Library will host Star Wars Reads Day on Satur day, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. The library will have a Star Wars movie marathon, lightsaber Wii battles, snacks, crafts, and our special guests the 501st Legion (aka Stormtroopers)! For more informa John Race named chair of Rollins Board The Rollins College Crummer Gradu ate School of Business announced last Thursday that John Race has been named the new chair of the Board of Overseers. He follows fellow Crummer graduate Tom McEvoy, who recently transitioned to the role of interim dean in July. Prior to this appointment, Race held a seat on the Board for 17 years and was recently inducted to the Crum mer Alumni Hall of Fame. The Mustard Seed seeks volunteers to rebuild lives The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is a furniture and clothing bank with the mission to rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered di saster or personal tragedy. Located on 12 Mustard Seed Lane in Orlando, the Mustard Seed of Central Florida continually seeks volunteers to assist with various light-duty and manual tasks, such as: mattress recycling, lawn maintenance, cleaning, organizing do nations, technical support and hosting the Junk in the Trunk clothing drives. Donated sofas, dressers, dining tables, dishes and linens are needed as well. Individual or group volunteers are ap preciated. The Mustard Seed is open for volunteer help Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays. For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer, email corrine@mustardseed a.org, call 407-875-2040, ext. 110, or visit www.mustardseeda.org Local rm negotiates 10 lease agreements NAI Realvest recently negotiated 10 industrial lease agreements through out Central Florida during September totaling 64,041 square feet. Michael Heidrich, a principal, and associate Kristen Kemp negotiated the transac tions. tion, call the library at 407-647-7700. Author Mark DeNote will be signing cop ies of his upcoming book, The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide, at the Cask and Larder Southern Public House and Brewery from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book, visit the University Press of Florida webpage here: http://bit.ly/1noh4YO The Orlando Philharmonics top-selling show, Cirque de la Symphonie, re turns to the Bob Carr PAC on Oct. 11 at 2 and 8 p.m. Cirque meets symphony in this all-new show featuring clas sical music brought to life as worldclass acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform amazing feats of strength and daring. Aerialists soar overhead as the orchestra below ac companies with musical suspense. Se lections include works by Strauss, Rim sky-Korsakov and Kabalevsky as well as Leonard Bernstein and John Williams. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil. org to learn more. OCT. 14 Orange County Clerk of Courts Eddie Fernandez wants to help residents hold onto their homes as local foreclosure rates remain among the highest in the nation. Fernandez will lead a discussion along with several experts on the sub ject during the Goldenrod Chamber lun cheon, which goes from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Golden rod Station in Winter Park. Lunch is $10. For more information and to RSVP, call 407-677-5980 by Friday, Oct. 10. OCT. 15 The annual Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally for Winter Park High School will make its way down Park Avenue beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The pep rally at the main stage in Central Park begins at 6 p.m. Show support for Winter Park High School stu dents, faculty and alumni. Go Wildcats! For more information, call 407-5993463. Winter Park Annual announces this years 2014 Winter Park Wine and Dine, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Winter Park Farmers Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Experience more than 30 quality Orlando-area merchants offer ing complimentary food samples, hors doeuvres, craft beer and wine. Par ticipants can take the dining experience even further with a full-plated prix xe meal option. All ticket holders will have the opportunity to choose from one of the following restaurants for their meal: The Coop, 4Rivers Smokehouse, Carmel Cafe (offering vegetarian option) and John and Shirleys Catering. Cost is $40 to $70. For more information, call 321396-7790.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 5 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the invisible kill er because its a colorless, odor less, poisonous gas. This gas, when breathed in, is absorbed at a faster rate by our blood cells than oxy gen. Symptom severity is related to both the CO level and the duration of exposure. For slowly develop ing residential CO problems, oc cupants and/or physicians can mistake mild to moderate CO which sometimes results in tragic deaths. For rapidly developing, high-level CO exposures (e.g. as sociated with use of generators in residential spaces), victims can rapidly become mentally con fused, and can lose muscle control milder symptoms. They will likely die if not rescued. According to information from the Consumer Products Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year CO poisoning associated with con sumer products, including genera tors. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectlyvented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water Because CO is odorless, color less, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being ex posed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are fever). They include headache, fa tigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. High level CO poisoning can occur very quickly and results in progressively more severe symp toms, including mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordi nation, loss of consciousness, and ultimately death. Tips to protect your family from exposure to carbon monoxide: systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced an nually by a trained service techni cian. tors inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far away from the home. into the house for heating or cook ing. Do not barbeque in the garage. for heating. open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of gases inside the home. bon monoxide poisoning: head ache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness and confu sion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediate ly, and then call 911. Codes in the state of Florida require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors for new fa cilities that have attached garages, ances. For those with older homes, townhomes or other residential structures, there are battery pow ered carbon monoxide detectors available for purchase through the home supply stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, ACE Hard ware and others. CO detectors can be used in conjunction with smoke alarms in the home and should be installed in a similar manner, between the hazardous area and the living area. Recommended CO detector practices are: alarms or CO alarms with battery backup in your home outside each separate sleeping area. of the home. alarms. alarms in the home sound. package to properly install the CO alarm. a month. to the instructions on the package. alarm makes. It will sound if CO is detected. It will make a different sound if the battery is low or if it is time to get a new CO alarm. must get fresh air. Move outdoors, by an open window or near an open door. Make sure everyone in the home gets to fresh air. Call the cation. Stay until help arrives. If you would like more infor mation about carbon monoxide detectors please contact your Mai tland Fire Rescue Department at 407-539-6226. Our family helping yours whatever it takes. By Dennis Marshall, Fire Marshal Carbon monoxide: the silent, odorless killer Brought to you by Healthy Central Florida, a community-based partnership founded by Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. WINTER PARK MAITLAND EATONVILLE To register or for more information, call (407) 644-2300, ext. 241, or visit HealthyCentralFlorida.org.WHICH COMMUNITYHAS THE MOST SOLE?YOURS IF YOU BRING THE MOST WALKERS!HCF-14-21193 Special thanks to our sponsors: Florida Hospital, Winter Park Health Foundation, City of Maitland, City of Winter Park, Town of Eatonville, Planet Smoothie, Track ShackSaturday, November 1, 2014 Registration: 7:30 am Program: 8:00 am Walk: 8:30 am FREE Heart-healthy, 30-minute fun walkQuinn Strong Park 345 South Maitland Avenue | Maitland, FL 32751 PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: HCF-14-21193_Mayors Sole Challenge Ad-WP Maitland Observer 2014_R3.indd 1 10/2/14 4:44 PM
Page 6 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Oct. 13 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Oct. 13, 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 Art Advisory Board Non-Action Items Report August 2014 Consent Agenda 2, 2014. chasing Policy. tracts and formal solicitation (for a complete listing visit cityofwin terpark.org/ccpackets). budget amendment to fund the visioning study. Public Hearings nance vacating and abandoning the utility easement at 716 Kiwi Circle. Investments Winter Park, LLC: Final conditional use ap proval to redevelop the former Corporate Square and Winter Park Dodge properties with a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Grocery and a 36,000-square-foot retail building with three out parcel development sites on the properties at 1000/1050 N. Orlan do Ave., 1160 Galloway Drive and 967 Cherokee Ave. Second reading of the ordi nance vacating and abandoning the portions of Galloway Drive and Friends Avenue within the proposed Whole Foods develop ment project. ordinance supplementing Ordinance 2953-14 authorizing the issuance of electric revenue of a portion of the outstanding Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A. removing the requirement for su permajority votes for the approv al of certain conditional uses. nance regulating medical mari juana treatment centers. amended and restated Develop ment Order for the Ravaudage Development. 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. City helps stop spread of disease On Oct. 3 inside the bay of Fire Station 61, the city of Winter Park in Central Florida equipped with on-board decontamination units for the patient transport area of the vehicle. These systems are de signed to help stop the spread of disease and infection from patient to patient, as well as the treating With the recent news of Ebola entering our country, this revolu tionary new system will mitigate the threat of this disease, health care-associated infections (HAIs), and even contagious pathogens ers, hospitals, healthcare work ers and citizens. This system was produced and installed through a partnership with AeroClave, LLC. Fixed decontamination sys tems like these have also been citys police department to help maintain the safety of the person nel working in these areas. Winter Park has continued to demon strate its commitment to public safety though its implementation of these cutting edge technolo gies. Park Avenue closed for WPHS Parade and Pep Rally The Winter Park High School Annual Parade and Pep Rally will make its way down Park Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Park Avenue will be the parade route from Webster to Lyman avenues from 5 to 6 p.m. Side streets will also be closed at the Park Avenue intersections as the parade passes. In order to a rolling fashion and will reopen immediately after the parade has safely passed. Please make note of these road closures prior to traveling around downtown Winter Park on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support of Winter Park High School. Go Wildcats! Park Avenue closed for Autumn Art Festival Park Avenue will be closed England and Canton avenues from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 41st annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, which runs Satur day, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 12. Morse Boulevard will also be Park avenues. Please make note of these road closures prior to traveling around downtown Winter Park on Oct. 11 and 12. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and continued support of Winter Park events. Pumpkins & Munchkins in Shady Park The Parks & Recreation De partment of the city of Winter Park will present the forth annual Pumpkins & Munchkins in Shady Park on Friday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Shady Park, adja cent to the Winter Park Commu nity Center at 721 W. New Eng land Ave. Munchkins of all ages are in vited to attend this free familyties will include games, bounce houses, a costume contest, Trickor-Treat Trail and safe Halloween fun for everyone. If inclement weather tries to dampen the eve ning, the event will be moved into the Community Center. For more information regard ing Pumpkins & Munchkins in Shady Park, call 407-599-3275. The Avenue gets festive The GFWC, Oviedo Womans Club will be holding its 41st annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Lawton House and Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo. This year over 400 arts and crafts vendors will be selling items that are perfect for gifts or Christmas presents. Visit the Food Court and Entertainment area behind the school where children can make their own snow cones in the Kids Area. There will be food vendors and the whole family can relax under the covered pavilion enjoying the music which will range from jazz to rock and roll. Be sure to stop by the Country Store Caf where homemade baked goods and singleserving items such as a slice of pie or cake can be purchased. The clubs famous Bean Soup will be available and this year the club will offer the ingredients in decorated mason jars that can be used as Christmas presents. Great Day in the Country 2014 will mark the 20th year of the Student Art Fest with work from art students in our local schools. The art will be on display and awards of $2,200 will be presented during Opening Ceremonies at 10 am. Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival is the clubs major fundraiser. Over the past decade, the club has awarded over $545,000 for scholarships, school grants and chari table organizations. Last year over 60,000 attended this event. Admission is free. Parking at Oviedo High School is free and a shuttle bus will take people to and from the school. For more information visit our website at www.GreatDayOviedo.org or contact GreatDayInformation@gmail.com. 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Page 8 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Lifestyles With record-high adoptions since June, Orange County Ani mal Services is seeing huge payoff from its use of social media. With a following of nearly 22,000 fans, the OCAS Facebook page has at tracted national attention, and has for the adoption candidates at the shelter. I would attribute it most to having adoption promotions, and then promoting them on social me dia, said Alyssa Duross, the mar keting and public relations intern at OCAS. In June, OCAS saw recordhigh adoptions with 569 animals given new homes. The numbers climbed in July with 646 adop tions, and then peaked in August with the highest number of adop tions in the shelters history 693. Throughout September, the num bers remained high with approxi new homes. Carolina Mlynarczyk, the agen cys marketing and public rela tions coordinator, agreed, adding that while its hard to tell exactly whats bringing people to the shel ter, social media complements their traditional marketing efforts such as adoption promotions, radio and billboard ads and seg ments on local news stations. But while each of OCAS mar keting strategies is effective in its own regard, the shelters Facebook page has a unique edge: the ability to create a vast network of poten tial adopters on a national level. Its happened a few times that weve had successful adoptions from other states, said Mlynar czyk, noting instances of North Carolina, Georgia and Texas resi dents traveling to OCAS to adopt a pet they saw on Facebook. People adopt a pet and go back, Mlynac zyk said. Just last week, Natalia Ghilzon, an out-of-state fan of OCAS Face book page, went to the shelter with Tampa-resident Lance Williams while she was visiting from out of state. I live in Michigan originally, and he lives here permanently, so I come down half-and-half, said Ghilzon, And Id seen it on Face book, and so I was like when I get down here in the winter, well go look and so we did. In addition to attracting out-ofstate adopters, OCAS has garnered national attention from the content on its page. In March, the shelter made national news when one of its videos a short clip of a cat named Turkey who made a gobble sound while eating was picked up by Good Morning America, The video reached 80,000 people online. Mlynarczyk says that videos like this work like a charm to get shelter pets adopted. Additionally, she says high-quality photos of the adoptable animals are effective PHOTOS BY MEGAN ELLIOTT THE OBSERVER Natalia Ghilzon and Lance Williams, right, pet a rescue dog at an Orange County Animal Services shelter. Record number of pets nd homes thanks to a new social media strategy Nearly 700 pets adopted in just one month this summer MEGAN ELLIOTT Observer staff Please see RESCUES on next page
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 9 RESCUES | in bringing people to the shelter. There have been a lot of initia tives to make the pets photos bet ter. Thats one of the big things, said Mlynarczyk. One of those ini tiatives included teaming up with Pawsitive Shelter Photography, a group of volunteers that shoots high-quality photos of the shelter pets for OCAS Facebook page and website. Mlynarczyk says these pictures often bring in people who are in terested in adopting a particular pet they saw on Facebook, but if the pet is no longer available, those people usually take home another animal thats up for adop tion. This year alone, OCAS has had 8,429 live releases (a culmina tion of adoptions, rescues by the shelters partners and return-toowner cases); thats just short of the shelters 8,837 live releases in 2013. With the record increase in adoptions, the shelter is moving steadily towards its goal of 10,000 live releases in 2014. C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE rffntb ffrr f Our dedicated staff will ensure your event is a success COME OUT OF THEOver 7,000 square feet of flexible event space with largest single room capacity of 450 people. Ideal for meetings, corporate dinner or that special wedding or bar/bat mitzvah. for your attendees breakfast served every morning offering your favorite beverages Shopping Mall, restaurants and movie theater Like us on facebook www.facebook.com\embassysuitesorlandonorthContact Sherry Joseph, Sales Manager at 407-571-3433 or email Sherry.Joseph@hilton.com to inquire about our Meeting Incentives. fbbnffnnffrrffnff frfffrfffff EEONF group ad 2014:EZDPR 08-0347 Ad 10/1/14 9:25 AM Page 1 This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater THE SKELETON TWINSStarring Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader Fri: 3:45PM | 6:30PM | 9:30PM Sat: 4:15PM | 7PM | 9:45PM Sun: 4PM | 6:45 | 9:30PM Mon: 9:30PM Tues: 6:30PM Wed & Thurs: 6:30PM | 9:15PM 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 20th Annual South Asian Film FestivalSaturday, October 11th Monday, October 13thCult Classics: ARMY OF DARKNESSTuesday 9:30PMYoga on the LawnEat a healthy lunch at Eden Bar after class! Monday 11AMWednesday Night Pitcher Show: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBESFREE on the lawn! Wednesday 8PMSaturday Matinee Classics: GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINALSaturday, October 18th at 12PM Wednesday Night Pitcher Show: JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACKFREE on the lawn! Wed 8PM or Sunset VETERANS WANTED rfntb t bn bn nb tnt nn tb tbn t nn n 407-678-3310t firstname.lastname@example.org t www.greatworkplan.com PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Painters, sculptors and artists of all kinds took to Lake Lily Park for the Maitland Rotary Clubs annual Art Under the Stars festival on Oct. 3, 4, and 5. PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Rep. John Mica came to celebrate with the former longtime Observer staff member. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOSH GARRICK THE OBSERVER The Observers chief foodie Josh Garrick tries the new Vegan addition to Chipotles healthy menu organically grown Sofritas a new, braised tofu offering at Chipotle restaurants beginning Monday, Oct. 13. He gives it a healthy thumbs up. Art Under the Stars Art Under the Stars Carole Arthurs turns 80 Carole Arthurs turns 80 Healthier Chipotle? Healthier Chipotle?
Page 10 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Two big moments happened in the past week that could make UCFs season more optimistic, es win and a sudden injury of a key opponent could help UCFs for tunes. The moment Brandon Alexan der punched the ball out of Hous ton quarterback Greg Ward Jr.s hands to seal a 17-12 win, Knights fans contracted a case of dj vu. The Knights how-did-he-do-that hero of the night had just struck again. In two games, in two seasons, against the same team, the game less than 30 seconds to go, Hous ton driving toward a go-ahead touchdown attempt in the end zone, and Alexander leaping in to save the day. As the horizontal Wards ball hand reached toward the goal line, Alexander punched the ball, causing a fumble that bounced into the end zone and out of the sideline. In an instant a play that seemed like a sure touchdown became a nightmare for Houston and jubilation for the Knights. They got the ball and, a few sec onds later, the win. It had been hard fought, with yards and coming up with 127 on the ground and only 101 in the air. Houston had responded with 117 on the ground and 214 pass ing. Both teams had unusually bad third down conversion rates, with the Knights only converting 36 percent of theirs. But the Knights big story could be their shutdown de fense, which didnt let Houston into the end zone once, despite all of that yardage. Houston QB John OKorns two interceptions helped. Jaryl Mameas four quar terback hurries and three tackles for losses that set Houston back 29 yards helped too. I thought, except for a couple series, the back end played very well today and tackled well, UCF Head Coach George OLeary told UCFKnights.com after the game in Houston. The win heralded the return of the heart-attack kids from last season who escaped from half of their games only by late-game he roics to pull out unlikely wins in It also put the Knights closer to the drivers seat in the Ameri can Athletic Conference as one of winners. Theyre now at No. 4 in the AAC with their combined 2-2 overall and 1-0 conference re cords. conference game of the season to night, Oct. 9, and one of the most anticipated games of the season, Cougars are 4-1 coming off a 35-20 upset loss to Utah State last week. That loss may have largely star quarterback Taysom Hill, who had thrown for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns per game leading into the USU contest, in which the Cougars were three-touchdown favorites. Hill suffered a broken leg in the second quarter, which is ex pected to sideline the Heisman Trophy contender for the rest of Sports PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER UCF running back William Stanback will try for another 100 yard rushing game against a BYU team that just lost its quarterback. Knights get ready to march over BYU Propelled by a squeaker win, UCF looks to extend streak ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Please see KNIGHTS on next page rfntbr rfr rr nnrtnnn fr rr bnr frrr rn rf rrfntfbrrr rfntbf rrf Need a Helping Hand from Florida Hospital Home Care?r rfrrntrbrr fffrCall today to learn more about our exceptional services for you or your loved one.407.691.8206Visit our web site at FloridaHospitalHomeCare.comAgency #20382096 FHHCS35132_7/14 rbr r rr r rrr rr rr fr rr r rr
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 11 A four-game winning streak to open the season has become a two-game losing streak on the gridiron with Winter Park looking to right a tailspin. The Wildcats (4-2) fell to Tim ber Creek (4-1) by a score of 28-21 on Oct. 3 after letting speedster running back Jacques Patrick race for 226 yards on 26 carries to pro pel a high-powered run game that would total 271 yards. Despite only attempting six passes, Timber Creek quarter back Preston Samoden threw for 117 yards, including two 45-yard bombs to Chris Womick, both of which made it to the end zone. The Wildcats face a dangerous Hagerty team thats 3-2 but came 4-1 last week against Orange City University. But theyll have a bye week in between, with the game kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Showalter Field. Edgewater The Eagles continue to be full of surprises with a 38-31 win over Leesburg bringing their record to 3-2 and giving them something they havent had since Oct. 5, 2012: a winning streak. Cortez Pembleton would con nect with Buck Watkins twice in the game for TD passes to help lead the team to victory. The Eagles travel to Timber Creek for a 7:30 p.m. showdown Friday night. Wildcats looking to right season ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff KNIGHTS | Cougars in trouble after losing star quarterback the season. The Cougars had scored more under Hill. After he left the USU game with the Cougars leading 14-7, they never entered the end zone again. Christian Stewart came into the game having thrown only two passes in his college career. He would go 10-for-29 with three roughly one-third of Hills 178. One of those interception returns would be the second longest play Stewart was involved in that day. Stewart is expected to lead the Cougars against the Knights, giving the Knights a big shot at defeating the recently ranked No. 18/19 Cougars, who were dropped from the rankings after the USU loss. For the Knights, who havent been ranked all season, a win could be a big boost. Coming off two straight victories, the Knights have the momentum in their fa vor, even if theyve never beaten The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bright House Networks Stadium, televised on ESPN. C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE www.InternalMedicineofWinterPark.com THE NEWBERGSARE NOWWELCOMING NEW PATIENTSFind the treatment you want and the care you need in a new old-fashioned way. Neil R. Newberg, MD, FACP and Todd Newberg, MD, a father and son team of internists, established the practice with a shared philosophy of old-fashioned medicine, enhanced by todays technology and delivered with a personal touch. As internists, they create a strategic plan of care for each patient and will coordinate with sub-specialists to keep everyone informed and on track. Whether the visits are once a yearor every once in a while to manage a chronic condition or treat an injury or illnessthe Newbergs will treat your body, mind and spirit. Neil R. Newberg, MD, FACP Todd Newberg, MD 1933 Dundee Drive, Winter Park, FL 32792 | 407.644.1241 FHMG-14-20854 IMWP_Ad-7.indd 1 10/7/14 3:27 PM
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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 13 In a small garage studio be hind an historic Winter Park bungalow, a centuries old prac tice is being revived with every pass of an antique planing tool. Using nothing more than tradi tional hand tools, furniture artist Canlin Frost carves his way back through time. I tend to gravitate to styles that were common in pre-industrial United States. Mostly William and Mary, Colo nial and Shaker styles, Frost said. Frost grew up in Winter Park, working with his father in construc tion as he slowly developed a love for working with his hands. After attend ing college in rural Vermont, Frost spent a year teaching English in China. When he came back to live with his future wifes family on their farm in Vermont, restlessness set in quickly. Need ing a cre ative outlet while there, he decided to put the antique tools in the familys old barn to good use, and began researching woodworking techniques that have been all-but-forgotten in this digital age of technology. hours of reading, and conversa tions with woodworkers around the country, Frost taught himself how to approach woodworking from a completely new (to him) direction. While putting his strength be hind the planer to push against the grain of a rough-hewn length of black walnut he is working on for a client from Virginia, Frost explained why he chose the oldschool way. PHOTOS BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER Canlin Frost learned a love of woodworking from carpentry, but decided to set his technique back into ancient times for a more artisanal, authentic look. An art form hewn out of history Winter Park woodcrafter works against the grain ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Please see WOOD on page 17 rfn tb r rr Closed $10.6 Million in 2013 rffntfbr br ffbfbffrftfrbff ftfrbff tb t t
Page 14 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer the owners of the homes they wanted to see. If a buyer is too busy to provide a copy of their license and proof of their abil ity to purchase the homes they wish to view, as agents we need explain why we require these things. The main reason I ask for proof of funds or a pre approval is plain; no seller is taking their home off the market without the to facilitate the ability to transi tion into a contract status once factor. So is making sure Im not allowing random non-buyers into other peoples homes. Again, any serious and real buyer will not have an issue with this. I explained this to my new client and they happily obliged. Problem solved. After all, you cant even test drive a car without having your license copied. Why should a purchase many times greater command less respect? Short answer: it shouldnt. Every Realtor I know to showing them homes, and safety. Go with your gut This age old adage still ho lds true. It doesnt matter the rea son, if you feel uncomfortable opening your home to some one, dont. Its your home and, agents, its your life, so if you feel that something is off, set things up for a time when an other person can be home, or for agents, reschedule for another time when a fellow broker can simply cancel the showing. Better to be safe than sorry. Its a healthy real estate market out there right now for buyers and sellers, and if you dont feel safe allowing a potential buyer into your home another one will be along soon enough so no reason to fret. Protect yourself For agents this may mean that you carry pepper spray or even get licensed to carry a concealed weapon; it is up to your personal preference and important that you stay within the guidelines of the law. For homeowners, cam era-assisted alarm systems can be a great asset as you may be able to view your home in real time, or at least have a record of who was doing what when. 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If your gut says This is suspicious, then its time to get some backup C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Homebuying tips for making the winning offer in a sellers market tor to scour listings, toured what feels like a million properties, you want to call home. The next step is to make your purchase offer, and if you are like most people, the prospect can be quite intimidating. In a sellers market like the one that Orlando has been in for the last few years there can be even more pressure on the buyer to submit an impressive bid. So how can you make sure that the offer you submit is the one that is accepted? In a sellers market, home prices are a bit higher and in ventory is lower, explains Or lando Regional Realtor Associa tion Chairman Zola Szerencses from RE/MAX 200 Realty. This means you are more likely com peting with multiple bidders so sellers need every advantage they can get, and working with a Realtor to craft the best purchase offer is a smart move. Believe it or not, the bid with the highest price is not always the one that wins. Of course sellers want to get the best price for their home, but that isnt always the deciding fac tor, says Szerencses. Eliminat ing or reducing the number of contingencies with your bid, such as pre-offer inspections, can help make your offer stronger. The bid that causes the least amount of hassle for the seller is the one that will often win. That doesnt mean, however, that you should just submit a be low-market offer with no contin gencies. This is not the time to make a lowball offer, says Szer encses. When you are going up against more than one potential buyer, its the time to put your best foot forward. This might be your one chance to convince the owner to sell their home to you, so its all the more important to submit your best possible pur chase offer. If you can pay cash for your home, chances are your bid will be accepted. Sellers appreciate all-cash offers as they usually mean a quick, streamlined pur chase. Financing issues, such as delays in mortgage approval or getting funds moved from the buyers bank account, are the pri mary causes of delays in the clos ing process. If a seller can avoid a lengthy or complicated process by choosing an all-cash buyer, they likely will. For most people, however, a cash offer isnt a possibility, and youll need to qualify for some If this is your situation, Szerenc ses recommends getting preap proved for a mortgage before you begin the search process. With loan preapproval, youll be able to make a solid commitment to buy, and your offer will be more appealing to the seller. And of course, the most im portant thing that you can do to give yourself an advantage is to hire a Realtor. 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Orlando City Council mem two approvals on the condition that it follows the Edgewater Drive Vision Plan growth guide lines approved in 2009 that would reduce the density of the project. If [the developer] can match that, great, said Stuart said. If he cant, great, and maybe the next guy who comes through can. Anthony Everett of Pollack Shores told the Orlando Sentinel that the project would likely be cut back by 20 to 40 units in a new redesign. But scraping that many apartments in the project might long run, he said. projectis in question, Everett told the Orlando Sentinel. But were going to give it the old col lege try. The previous Orlando City Council meeting saw more than 40 College Park residents speak out against the proposed project, ervation of the areas character as their greatest concerns. We have an oasis of relative, relative urban peace here in Col lege Park, resident Steve Isham that? 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In his work, he uses only tools, glues and techniques that would have been used in the Revolutionary period of America. And hes taken a step back in time too. Frost and his wife Stacy, who is also an artist, moved back to Winter Park, just a few min utes away from the home he grew up in. In a few short years, he has gone from being an edu cator to working full time as a traditional woodworker and restorer, bringing back an ancient art. Ever the teacher, Frost has spent time giving demonstra tions at the Historic Waterhouse Carpentry Shop Museum in Mai tland, giving a window into how woodworkers once employed their craft. He also made an ap pearance at the Orlando Science Center during the recent Maker Faire. Someday he said hed like to own a shop, open to the public, where he could work and teach people about what he does. Id love the chance to share my passion, Frost said. Im a big believer in education, and I believe if you have a special knowledge, you are almost obli gated to share it. What I do is not a secret, it is a resource that Id like to see shared. His work varies from small hand-turned candlesticks to large custom furniture pieces such as shelves and tables. In addition to building furniture, he also re stores antique pieces in need of a little TLC. He recently completed some restoration work on historic fur niture for Casa Feliz. He is a true professional with attention to detail and dedication to his craft, said Angela Roark, assistant director of the Friends of Casa Feliz. Maybe thats because Frost thinks of his work as a two-way street. I enjoy making things for people and seeing the looks on their faces when they receive them, he said. One of my favorite pieces was a cedar chuppah for a Jew ish clients wedding, Frost said. The couple were so pleased with the result, they told me they plan to pass it down in their family. It was very meaningful for me to craft something that represents their future together. Some of the most meaning ful things I make are gifts, he said. I spent a year working on a clock for my parents 40th wed ding anniversary. I designed and built it, and my wife hand-paint ed the face and added gold leaf. Working together on the project made it even more special. Despite the banging noises from the workshop and the con stant research, not to mention the sawdust tracked all over the place, Frost said his wife has been a big supporter of his efforts to make his dream a full-time real ity. Stacy is a great partner in all this, without her I wouldnt be able to do what I do. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER A table created by Winter Parks Canlin Frost. By Samantha Mazzotta Dodging the DraftQ: The apartment Im living in has older windows, and now that winter is almost here, the cold air is seeping in easily. My landlord said he winterized the windows by painting them shut. I dont think thats a solution. Any tips for me to quickly shut out the draft and get those windows open? Chilly Nose in Brattleboro, Vt.A: There are better solutions out there, for sure, than painting over drafty spots in the windows. And having windows that are stuck shut is a clear safety issue. Since your land lord isnt in a hurry to fix or replace those leaky windows, you have some options to get through this winter comfortably and without having to spend too much money on heating. First, unstick those windows. Use a box cutter to slice through the new paint down to the corners where the window sash meets the frame. Then gently wiggle the window open so the new paint isnt damaged or torn away. Once the window is open, make sure it slides open and shut smoothly. If not, look for paint or other gunk on the slide tracks in which the sash is set. Sand this stuff away and then smooth the tracks by running a bar of soap along them a few times. Next, see if the screen outside the window (if there is one) is part of a storm window-screen combination. If so, you can slide the screen up to sit behind the top pane of the storm window, and slide the bottom storm window down. This provides added protection against wind and weather. Now, youll need to weather-strip the window. Measure the width and height of each window to figure out how much weather stripping youll need. For a rental unit, you shouldnt invest in the most expensive weather stripping, either. Compressible strips, usually made of foam or another flexible material, with adhesive backing usually work well and are easy to install. Measure and cut the stripping to fit along the bottom of the window sash. Make sure it fits and that the window closes completely and can be locked before attaching it by its adhesive backing. You may need to weather-strip other parts of the window, depending on their type, age and the condition theyre in. Make sure the strips dont interfere with easy operation of the window. If you have a door that leads outside, try adding a piece of weather stripping along the base of the door to keep out drafts. Send your questions or home tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. My new ebook, Best Home Tips, is avail able to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. To find drafty spots in a window, run a hair dryer along the sash and frame while a helper stands on the other side, feeling for warm air coming through. Backlogged Claims Actually Go DownDespite the projections that the number of backlogged claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs would climb during the recent government shutdown (so said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki), it wasnt as bad as expected. In a pre-shutdown reprieve, the VA was granted an exemption, and claims processing stayed up and running. However, during the shutdown, processors werent able to continue working their 20 hours per month mandatory overtime to whittle away at the backlog (claims that have been sitting for more than 125 days). That mandatory overtime has been a key component to getting the backlog reduced, and will stop completely in November. One would think that a lot of claims work was left undone. But the Monday Workload Report shows that despite the shutdown, the canceled overtime and all the doomand-gloom projections, the number of claims actually went down. Grant ed, they didnt go down by much, but they did go down. (If you want to view the archived file of Monday Morning Reports, go online to www. vba.va.gov/reports/mmwr/) Remember that before the shut down, the VA hadnt met its own projections of how fast the number of claims would fall on their way to eliminating the backlog. It didnt meet its own goal to the tune of approximately 100,000 claims for fiscal year 2013. (Some in Congress were a bit annoyed about that, since the VA had been granted $1.59 billion specifically to bring down the backlog.) Bottom line: If the mandatory over time is canceled permanently, then yes, the number of delayed claims can continue to go down, but it will be at a very slow rate. While the VA is still aiming for 2015 to clean up that backlog, its looking increasingly unlikely for that to happen. Freddy Groves regrets that he can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to email@example.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceNovember 4, 2013 Why weather stripping?
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The public is invited to join the artists at Gallery at Avalon Island at 39 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando begin ning at 6 p.m. Call 407-257-2415. Oct. 10 to 31 Phantasmagoria V the fth all-original Halloween celebration has become an annual Hallow een celebration this year titled Phantasmagoria V Death Comes for ALL, will haunt the Shakespeare Center at Loch Haven Park from Oct. 10 to 31. With new stories, large-scale pup pets interacting with live actors, dance, music, explosive stage combat and haunted storytelling, I dare you to join this fearsome troupe of storytellers as they present tales of terror from liter ary giants such as Poe, Carroll, Dickens and others. Under the in spired direction of John DiDonna, Kevin Becker and Seth Kubersky, with choreography by Mila Ma karova and Dion Leonhard, call 407-328-9005 or order online at OrlandoAtPlay.com Oct. 10 to 27 Breakthrough Theatre presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Based on Washington Irvings classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will be per formed by Winter Parks Break through Theatre from Oct. 10 to 27. The arrival of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, with his hymnsinging and genteel manners, makes him an unwelcome rival to the bachelors of Sleepy Hollow. Timing is such that the supersti tious Ichabod is accosted on his tion, but in what way is this directs and Nic Jewell stars as Ichabod Crane. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations or visit break throughtheatre.com Oct. 11 The Orlando Philharmonic presents Cirque de la Symphonie The Orlando Philharmonics top-selling show is back! Cirque meets symphony in this all-new show featuring classical music brought to life by world-class cirque performers. Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform amazing feats, and aerialists soar overhead as the orchestra below provides suspenseful music. Selections in clude works by Strauss, RimskyKorsakov and Kabalevsky as well as Leonard Bernstein and John Williams. Shows are at 2 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 11. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Oct. 11 to Jan. 11 Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color On Oct. 11, the Tampa Art Museum will open Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color, an exhibit that offers the opportunity to see vi brantly important 19th and 20th century works of art by the worlds greatest impressionist and post-impressionists artists. Forty-nine masterpieces from the renowned Dixon Gallery in Mem phis, Tenn., explore the emer gence of Paris as the center of the art world in the 19th century. Artists include Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, Gauguin, Matisse, and Chagall making this the mustsee exhibit of the season. Visit tampamuseum.org Oct. 11 and 12 Winter Parks 41st annual Autumn Art Festival For one weekend each au tumn, Winter Parks Central Park celebrates outstanding Florida artists at the prestigious Autumn Art Festival. With exhibits by 150-plus participating artists, live entertainment, childrens art activities, a Park Avenue Side walk Sale, and a Beer Garden, the Winter Park Autumn Art show to showcase Florida artists exclusively. One hundred and in categories including ceramics, crafts, jewelry, painting, photog raphy and sculpture. And this years prize money will exceed $16,000. Call 407-644-8281 or visit autumnartfestival.org Oct. 11 and 12 Wings and Waves Air Show at Daytona Beach As part of the unique fall festivals that make Daytona Beach into the Festival Capital of Florida, the U.S. Air Force Thun derbirds and aviator acrobats will take to the skies with the Wings RENOIR TO CHAGALL WINGS AND WAVES
Page 20 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer and Waves Air Show in front of the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean front Resort on Oct. 11 and 12. We may enjoy the free shows from the shoreline daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as presented by EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University. Oct. 15 to 18 Ringling International Arts Festival The dynamic and wildly eclectic Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) will return to Sarasota from Oct. 15 to 18, with artists from around the world on a roster of contempo rary dance, jazz, comic puppetry, adventure. Executive Director Steven High said, RIAF 2014 will feature diverse, vibrant, and accessible performances, an additional venue, and an envi ronment for dialogue with other festival-goers. Thirty perfor mances of seven productions are scheduled in four venues, all within walking-distance of The Ringling campus. Daily curtain times are 2, 5 and 8 p.m. with free jazz concerts, museum tours, and food service available, encourag ing day-long visits. Call 941-3607399 or visit ringling.org Oct. 15 to Nov. 16 Orlando Shakes opens The Best of Enemies Mixing the poison of prejudice with the beauty of friendship, the play The Best of Enemies is based on a true story about the leader of the Ku Klux Klan and an African-American civil rights themselves working together during the 1971 desegregation of Durham, N.C., schools. In performance from Oct. 15 to Nov. 16 by the Orlando Shakespeare Company with a free opening night party on Oct. 17 visit or landoshakes.org or call 407-4471700, ext. 1. Oct. 16 to Nov. 14 Fifth annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit & Party Artists have a macabre inter est in the Day of the Dead (and Halloween), which makes the next major exhibit at the City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando a major treat for all those prepar ing for that ghostly holiday. On Third Thursday, were invited to an opening of original artwork with a deadly theme, but its so much more with the Block Party that accompanies the opening. The opening and block party will be held on Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and it all happens on the corner of Orange and Pine. Costumes are encouraged. Call 407-648-7060. Oct. 16 to 19 The Clearwater Jazz Holiday What began 35 years ago as a series of public concerts on the a world-class gathering of the greatest talents and greatest fans of music and jazz. Offering music and art against a backdrop of brilliant sunsets, the 35th anni versary concerts feature legend ary talents along with innovative jazz stars. Featured artists include CULTURE | Never celebrated Dia de los Muertos? Nows the time at City Arts Factory C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFUN & EXERCISE FPG SENIOR CLUB COMPUTER CLUB By Florida Blue McBride Insurance Agency Monday, Oct 13th 10-12pmCRAFTS & CONVERSATION By VITAS Healthcare Tuesday, Oct 14th 2-4pm RSVP REQUIRED 407-599-2522 HEALTH & WELLNESSFREE EAR CLEANING & CHECKS By Harmony Hearing Wednesday, Oct 15th 22nd 29th 3-4:30pm RSVP 407-949-6737WELLNESS SEMINARBy Roach Family Wellness Thursday, Oct 9th 8:30-9:30am RSVP 407-269-8413 INSURANCEMEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINARBy Medicare Plan Options Thursday, Oct 9th 10-11am RSVP 407-949-67232015 WELLCARE BENEFITSBy WellCare Monday, Oct 13th 2:30-4:30pm RSVP 1-877-875-1995AARP MEDICARE COMPLETEBy LTC Advisors Wednesday, Oct 15th 10-11:30am RSVP 407-949-6722 MORE FROM YOUR MEDICAREBy WellCare Wednesday, Oct 15th 11am-1pm RSVP 1-877-875-1995 FINANCIALHELP MAXIMIZE SOCIAL SECURITYBy Jim Greene, EBPG Wednesday, Oct 15th 4-5:30pm RSVP 407-389-1122 REAL ESTATEREAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS ARE INBy EXIT Real Estate Results Monday, Oct 13th 20th 27th 10-1pm By Appointment Only 407-949-6714MAKING YOUR MOVE EASYBy EXIT Real Estate Results Tuesday, Oct 14th 10-12pm RSVP 407-949-6714Calendar of Events October 2014 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 Information www..orgCornerstone is committed to caring for all hospice patients regardless of payer source or ability to pay. 100% Covered by Medicare & Medicaid Please see CULTURE on next page BIKETOBERFEST Discover the dierence call for a tour today! 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 RockysRetreat.com 407-295-3888 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 RockysRetreat.com 407-295-3888 B oarding Dog Daycare Hydrotherapy Fitness Canine Massage and more... B oarding Dog Daycare Hydrotherapy Fitness Canine Massage and more...
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 21 Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Downing Jazz All-Stars, Spyro-Gyra, Julie Black and Belinda. General, re served, and VIP seating packages are available. Call 727-461-5200 or visit clearwaterjazz.com Oct.16 to 19 Biketoberfest Motorcycle Rally Its the roar with more as Biketoberfest attracts over 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world turning Daytona Beach into motorcycle heaven. Festivities include ral lies, rides, and races, street festivals, shop ping and biker exhibits at various locations throughout Daytona Beach. For a complete list of times and activi ties, visit biketoberfest. org Oct. 17 Business Education Series presents Disneys Approach to Leadership Wake up early on Oct. 17 Park Chamber of Commerce at 151 W. Lyman Ave. by 8 a.m. for the Business Education Series program featuring leadership lessons from Walt Disney. Author and Disney historian Jim Korkis will share Disneys approach to leadership and how we can follow similar principles per sonally and professionally. The event is free for members and $10 non-members. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org Oct. 17 Celebrating the Roaring s for 20th year of Planned Parenthood With three health centers including a new facility in Kissimmee Planned Parent hood of Greater Orlando sees over 21,000 patients each year. 2014 is the organizations 20th anniversary, and theyll celebrate with a Roaring s fundraiser on Oct. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Orchid Garden at Church Street. For a suggested donation of a minimum of $100, the evening includes an open bar, heavy hors doeuvres, music, and a special update from PPGOs president. Call 407-246-1788, ext. 104, or visit ppgo.org/annualevent to learn more. Oct. 17, 18 and 19 The vampires are havin a ball with the Orlando Ballet The Orlando Ballet Company invites us to the Vampires Ball, a back-by-popular-demand evening of vampires and ghouls (and sexy dancing) with tonguein-cheek references to classical ballets and old-time vampire movies. Think Halloween as these creatures come to life on Oct. 17,18 and 19. The haunting performance is a full-length ballet with choreography by Orlando Ballets Artistic Director Robert Hill. Grip your seat as you are glamoured into craving more at the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-4261739 or visit OrlandoBallet.org Oct. 18 and 19 Masterful Mozart at the Bach Festival A concert of Mozarts great est hits will open the season for the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra will be per formed with co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez as soloists. The brilliantly energetic Over ture to The Magic Flute will be presented followed by the hauntingly grandiose Mozart Requiem at the Knowles Chapel on the campus of Rollins College. Call 407-646-2182 or Current The Maitland Art Center attains National Historic Landmark Status The Maitland Art Center at 231 Packwood Ave. in Maitland of National Historic Landmark status in Orange County and the 44th in the state of Florida. Such designations apply to places that exceptionally illustrate or inter pret the heritage of the United States. Known for the ornate deco artist/architect and founder J. Andre Smith (1880-1959), the Center was built in 1937 as a colo ny for artists to exercise creativity and is one of the Southeasts only remaining examples of fantasy architecture. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org CULTURE | Its a haunting but tongue-in-cheek Halloween classic with the Vampires Ball at Orlando Ballet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-522-3906. rfnttb nbn bnnfbbbfnftf Ft. Myersf Gainesville Jacksonvillef Miami Dade/Browardf Orlandof Panama Cityf Pensacolaf Sarasota nbb Tallahasseef Tampa/St. Pete f West Palm Beachf rfrntt rbrt n frn Eliott Rodriguez Frank Denton Rosemary Goudreauft nn Follow live commentary throughout the debate from the Before You Vote Social Media Panel & rfntbfn OCTOBER SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY
Page 22 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions Chris Jepson Perspectives question that goes, Hows that working out for you? Nowhere is such a query more appli cable today than when applied to religion. A question the West (Europe & the U.S.) has been asking for the past 400 years is to what degree should we structure our pub lic institutions and public policy around how much should we accommodate ones personal religion in the public realm? We have an illuminating contemporary example of religion running amuck and, of course, that would be in the Islamic Middle East. Mohammedanism, unlike Christianity, experienced neither a Ref ormation, per se, nor the subsequent 150 years of crippling religious wars as did the West from, oh, approximately 1530 to 1700 (see: The Peace of Westphalia of 1648). Four-hundred years ago the West determined, Time out. Enough mindless slaughter already. Basically, it was agreed that the prince would determine his states religion but the individual could practice her faith privately as well as pub licly during allotted hours. We (Western nations) eventually progressed from the idea of state sanctioned religion to who gives two whits what anyone believes, lets all mind our own business, live peacefully in pluralism and all just make a buck or two. Thats the ideal anyway. Americas Founding Fathers were acutely aware of Europes religious history and in an enlightened consensus created our Constitution, which makes no refer ence to god and in fact creates, a wall of separation between church and state, to use Thomas Jeffersons now famous ver biage. Today this does not sit so well with Christian fundamentalists and conserva tives who make specious claims about the original beliefs and intent of our Found ing Fathers. Regardless, those enlightened men determined that the United States did not require or need a state-preferred religion. Hence, the wall of separation between church and state. It would seemto the most casual ob serverthat the example of the religious turmoil in the Middle East, with its ac would have a salubrious (validating) affect on American sensibilities regarding the ef with the rise of the Religious Right in America the wall of separation of church and state has been challenged with the er roneous notion that America is a Christian nation and that its government agencies religious bias. America, through its Constitution, is a pluralistic nation comprised of many religions of which Christianity in its many permutations (evolutions) is but one of countless expressions of faith. I am not so interested in anyones per sonal faith other than from a philosophi cal perspective. To publicly proclaim the truth of your faith is meaningless and irrelevant. I practice the adage of mind your own business. To insist, however, that our pluralistic gious dogma is quite another matter. A few decades back a North African Muslim nation (see: Algeria) used the democratic process of free elections to se lect individuals who, lo and behold, would put in place repressive, anti-democratic religious laws (dogma). The military inter vened and cancelled subsequent elections. ironic, that a democracy (such as it was) would end-up subverting itself by electing autocratic theocrats that would institute despotic public policy. Religion and governance? Hows that worked out historically? will be asked to help mold the future of the children of this community. The Orange County School Board will ask the voters to renew the current one-mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses in order to preserve academic programs, re arts, athletics and student activities for an additional four years. As the Central Florida community con tinues to climb out of the worst economic times in recent history, there is still a need for assistance from our local community to continue the support of our schools. In 2012-13, the additional mill age provided $42.6 million to preserve academic programs and retain highly arts (music, art and drama); $5.3 million to protect athletics; and $1.9 million to protect student activities. In 2007, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) received more than $7,300 per student in funding fast-forward to today and the state funding per stu dent is $6,883. If you use the Fed eral Consumer Price Index (CPI) without the mill age, our buying power is $1,500 less than it was in 2007-2008. What happens if the millage is not ap cuts of approximately $95 million or $499 per student will have to be made. What does that mean? Without the mill this year, the equivalent of 710 teachers along with have been lost. How much will the one mill cost? Pluralism is Americas national creed Jepson is a 27-year resident of Central Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.US Louis Roney Play On! What powerful magic lies in human speech! Dr. Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain are some of the people who have made how they said it as memorable as what they said. What makes a great extemporaneous conversationalist? The wise speaker starts by concentrat ing on important aspects of something he knows a lot about. Expert speakers are able to create good theater, which can, when just right, seem to be improvised, and free a great extent a talent that improves with frequent use. During an average day, countless stim uli invade our consciousness through our camera and sound recorder that combine the past and the present in the library of our minds. Some of these images are immedi ately discarded as trivial or worse and are consigned to obscurity in an extra-cranial ashbin. Others remain available to be acted upon in the sometime, somehow, some where that is present in our stream-of-con stimuli stick in our minds and increase our lifes king-size grab-bag of memories. Still other things are stowed away below the minds conscious level, only to surface in our thoughts at unrelated times without any rhyme or reason. Most of us have known extraordinary people who were astounding talk sources whether being called upon to embellish eloquent public speaking, or to entertain us in sparkling conversation across the dining table. The intellects of favorite talkers Ive known were memorable for having stored away treasure-trove reference libraries of facts to be recalled on the spot while the speaker was speaking: Dr. Douglas Southall Freeman was my neighbor in Richmond, Va., for several years. Dr. Freeman was the literary guru of the Richmond News Leader and the Richmond Times Dispatch and was a monumental Virginian, Pulitzer Prize winner, writer, publisher, historian and conversationalist. His ad-lib radio talks on the news each morning started our days with his kindly erudition. I cherish several signed historical books by Dr. Freeman written about Robert E. Lee and George Washington. Sitting in a rocker on his front porch and talking with him was for me an education and a delight. And then there was Henry Miller. Millers books spoke to me as a fellow expatriot American artist abroad during my singing days. In the 1960s, I spent a couple of snowy winter months in Brussels, where I was singing Hoffmann in Maurice Bjarts pro duction of The Tales of Hoffmann at the Thtre de la Monnaie. At the end of a long afternoon of rehearsing in the theater, I trudged the six icy blocks back to the Plaza Hotel, stopping off at a bookstore to pick up something to read in bed that night. Too worn out to wrestle with more French, I bought a green paperback book in English. The book was The Tropic of Cancer, by an American I had heard about, but never read. Ex-patriot Henry Miller was an artist to the core. He had struggled vainly to survive he was at last published by the Obelisk Press, and began to win passionate interna tional acclaim. Miller openly detested dilettantes who infest the arts, self-serving ignoranti who, glow of true artists. I have written of the time when Henry and I played Ping-Pong all day in Frank furt-am-Main, where I was entertaining him as a favor to a friend of mine who asked me to keep him sober for a radio interview that evening. Henry hee-hawed at my suggestion that dilettantes might be needed to support the arts. His wildly scatological vocabulary in his writing and speech communicated joy ously the freedom that impelled him in his artistic life. Henry Miller heightened my sensibili ties and enriched my world as a performing artist. Such is the gift of gab. The gift of gab How taxes help schools 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. Because this would be a continuation of the one mill, it would not cost more than what homeowners have been paying for the last four years. For a home worth $150,000, it is $10.42 per month. But didnt voters just approve a tax is different from the half-penny sales tax renewal voters passed in August. The halfcent is used for capital improvements like renovating or replacing existing schools and buying classroom technology. The one-mill property tax only goes toward operational expenses staff and programs within the school. How is my money spent? For every dol lar received 78 cents is spent on teaching, transporting, supervising and counseling students; 7 cents is used for library materi als, staff training and curriculum devel opment; 10 cents goes toward acquiring, operating and maintaining school facili ties; and 5 cents goes towards central and district technology. Cant you fund these things through more belt tightening? No, OCPS is con sibility. Just this year, OCPS received the coveted Governors Sterling Award for organizational performance excellence. For the past several years, OCPS has been schools districts in Florida for the least amount of administrative expenditures per student. For additional information, I encourage you to visit www.ocps.net or call the Public JOIE CADLE Orange County School Board member Without the mill this year, the equivalent of 710 programs would have been lost.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Page 23 SATURDAY 12-3 MEDITERRANEAN BEAUTY IN PRIME LO CATION 907 Moss Lane, Winter Park 3BR/2.5BA, 2,540SF. Handsomely ap pointed Mediterranean pool home. Open floor plan flows seamlessly. No detail has been overlooked. Hardwood flooring & crown molding. French doors open from the expansive first floor living area and master suite to the salt-water pool. Re cently updated gourmet kitchen. Winter Park schools. $849,000 NEW PRICE POOL HOME IN FANTASTIC LOCATION 914 Moss Lane, Winter Park 4BR/3BA, 3,335SF. Pool home with tons of space. Renovated in 2003. Two master OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLACE King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 6, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 6, 2014 Saturday, October 11th: 457 & 461 Manor Road, Maitland Manors New Homes, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,797 SF | $864,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located in Mai tland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. Casa de la Vida is a beautiful Mediterranean style 3,797 square foot home that includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths, home office, spacious upstairs media/ game room, and a 2-car garage. This open-air floor plan is filled with natural light with the multiple windows and slid ing glass doors that surround the home. Welcomed into the foyer and adjoining dining room, the interior also features a spacious kitchen overlooking the fam ily room and nook creating a space to gather with friends and family. Located on the first floor, the master suite and home office command the right wing and the main gathering areas to the left. This home exudes hospitality and warmth and is perfect for every social occasion. Truly a Must see home! Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM Sunday, October 12th: 457 & 461 Manor Road, Maitland Manors New Homes, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,797 SF | $864,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located in Mai tland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. Casa de la Vida is a beautiful Mediterranean style 3,797 square foot home that includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths, home office, spacious upstairs media/ game room, and a 2-car garage. This open-air floor plan is filled with natural light with the multiple windows and slid ing glass doors that surround the home. Welcomed into the foyer and adjoining dining room, the interior also features a spacious kitchen overlooking the fam ily room and nook creating a space to gather with friends and family. Located on the first floor, the master suite and home office command the right wing and the main gathering areas to the left. This home exudes hospitality and warmth and is perfect for every social occasion. Truly a Must see home! Hosted by: Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1077 N. Pennsylvania Place, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,462 SF | $975,000 Stunning four bedroom (plus an office) home with more than 3,400 square feet of exceptional living space in Pennsylva nia Place. Gorgeous real hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings and crown moldings. Formal living room with fire place and formal dining room-both have generous sunlight. Large office on the first floor. Gourmet kitchen with beau tiful wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large walk in pantry and gas cook top. Eat in area with lots of sunny windows. The downstairs master suite is spectacular with lovely green space views, his and her walk in closets, large master bath with separate shower and tub. The upstairs has three bedroom suites, two full baths, large storage room and a bonus area with an outdoor covered balcony. Pennsylvania Place is wonderful neighborhood with a quiet park, sidewalks and rear entry ga rages. Walk to Park Avenue, the Winter Park Golf Course, and the Winter Park Village. Hosted by: Tiffany Prewitt Grindstaff with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1206 Park North Place, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,853 SF | $1,025,000 Absolutely stunning home in Park North, just blocks from Park Avenue shops and dining! This gorgeous four bedroom, three and one-half bath home, features over 3,800 square feet of living space, including formal living and dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen, and illuminating sunroom. Tile flooring throughout home provides seamless transition from room to room. Kitchen is spacious with light cabinetry and custom granite counter tops. Great room off the kitchen has a lovely Spanish style, wood burning fire place, and French doors that lead into the sunroom complete with a full bath, wet bar, and sparkling views of the pool. Master bedroom gives new meaning to the word retreat. Enter the master suite through the sitting area and find your self in an expansive enclave of luxury and serenity. Master bath is luxurious with its highly appointed fixtures; walkin shower, spa tub, his and her vanities, and vaulted ceilings. French doors off the master bath provide access to a great bonus space that could be used as an office or workout room, with views once again of the pool. Three oversized guest bedrooms, each with generous closet space, and a third full bath complete the interior living areas. Home sits on an oversized, corner lot with tons of green space, shaded by mature landscaping and majestic oaks. Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 181 N. Phelps Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,181 SF | $650,000 Stylish home in the heart of Winter Park. Covered front porch and original hardwood floors help to make this four bedroom, two bath home a true charmer. Living/dining room combination serves as a grand entertaining space with high vaulted ceilings and wood burning fire place. Master bedroom features French doors that overlook the pool area, a large walk-in closet, and glass tile shower. Second guest bedroom offers its own private en suite while the hall bath has been elegantly updated. White cabinetry with glass doors and black granite coun ters give the kitchen a contemporary feel. Outside find your own little piece of heaven with the Chicago brick deck, wood trellis, and sparkling salt water pool. Pavered walkways among the backyards shaded oak trees and flower gardens enhance this homes tranquility. Enjoy living in the heart of Winter Park where you are just minutes from Park Avenue, and nearby parks, restaurants and dining. Call today and schedule your showing! Hosted by: Liz Jones with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 16407 Meredrew Lane, Clermont, FL 34711 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,223 SF | $232,000 Beautiful two story home with direct access to Johns Lake. This home is lo cated on over 1/3 of an acre with mature landscaping in the front and an oversized back yard with lake view. This home of fers both a formal living and dining room along with an island kitchen with double pantries that opens to the large family room. Upstairs, enjoy a spacious mas ter suite with vaulted ceilings and his/ her walk in closets. The upstairs loft can provide office or playroom space or can easily be converted to a fourth bedroom. Custom crown molding and chair rail ad ditions throughout. Freshly painted exte rior (not included in pictures). Pride of ownership from homes original owners shows. Enjoy living in a serene neighbor hood environment near area attractions, shopping, and only minutes from West Orange Trail. This upgraded home also has access to 2,424 acres of Johns Lake which offers bass fishing, skiing, boat ing, and is rated a top 10 Florida lake. Whether looking for a home to raise a family, entertain, or enjoy a quiet lake lifestylethis home definitely is Florida living at its best! Hosted by: JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 1150 Kenwood Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 2,557 SF | $534,500 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 1444 Cardinal Court, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,400 SF | $849,000 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: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 2-5 PM 4744 Hall Road, Orlando, FL 32817 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,884 SF | $525,000 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 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/laundry room off the kitchen and a fabulous Flor ida 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 1330 Mayfield Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,272 SF | $1,195,000 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. 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Introducing the all new Safe Step Walk-In Tub featuring heated seating and two new foot massaging jets. rfnrntbnrNOW enjoy warm comfort NEW PRODUCT Safe Step Tubs have received the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation MADE IN THE U.S.A.WITH PRIDE For more information call now1-800-912-4104 Financing available with approved credit. 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 suites downstairs, expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fire place, large Florida room with built-in bar looks out on to screened pool. BRAND NEW screen enclosure surrounds the large pool/patio which has mature, lush landscaping providing lots of privacy. $595,000 LOVELY POOL HOME 2030 Dyan Way, Maitland 4BR/3BA, 2,162SF. Walk to Dommerich Elementary & Maitland Middle. Perfect cul-de-sac location with freshly painted exterior. Kitchen renovation includes stainless appliances, gas cooktop, cus tom cabinets & breakfast nook. 33 x 14 screened patio overlooks custom pool & huge .31 acre lot with masonry fence. Extras include: fireplace, crown molding, new Travertine & carpet, large inside util ity room & 2 car garage. $440,000 IMMACULATE LAKE NONA TOWNHOME 9670 Cypress Pine, Orlando 32827 3BD/2.5BA, 2,094SF. Meticulously main tained townhome in a great location. For mal model end unit with the largest floor plan available. Tile floor and new carpet throughout. Large bedrooms with huge closets. 2 car attached garage. A must see! $259,900 SPACIOUS RENOVATED HOME 7606 Waunatta Ct, Winter Park 3BR/2BA, 2,228SF. Nicely landscaped and nearly quarter acre large lot. Up dated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, ceram ic tile, laminate wood flooring, carpet, 5 inch baseboards, and upgraded fixtures. Split bedroom floor-plan with formal din ing and 2 living/family room areas. Solar heated salt water pool surrounded with brick pavers, screened lanai and a stor age shed. Fireplace, separate office, and inside laundry room. Winter Park schools. $219,000 SUNDAY 1-4 ALMOST NEW! 3610 Oriskany Drive, Orlando 4BR/4.5BA, 4,758SF. Across from Lake Drawdy. Features media room, game room complete with wet bar, family room, den/office, breakfast nook and butlers pantry. Additionally there is a flex room that can be used for storage or enclosed for a private office. Soaring ceilings, lots 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. $549,900 NEW PRICE UNIQUE WINTER PARK HOME 261 Detmar Drive, Winter Park 3BR/2.5BA, 2,500SF. Light and bright unique home on a large lot. Wide foyer with 11 ft ceilings. Off the foyer, the living and family rooms, with volume ceilings and built-ins, have large custom doors
Page 24 | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ANNOUNCEMENTS Fish Fry! For the Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach Ministry Friday, October 10, 2014 WHERE: Church of the Good Shep herd 331 Lake Avenue, Maitland, Florida, 32751 407 644 5350 5:00pm--7:00pm in Parish Hall (follow signs for addl park ing) $8.00 per platter: Fish, French Fries, Hush Puppies, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Dessert, Lemonade or Iced Tea! TAKEOUT AVAILABLE! EDUCATION AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here Get FAA certified with hands on training in Aviation Maintenance. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assis tance. Call AIM 866-314-5838 HELP WANTED Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training 1-877-214-3624 SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED Now hiring Secret Shoppers to evaluate Medicare seminars. You do not need to be over 65 to attend. THE PAYOUT is $20 PER SHOP. There is no money out of pocket. 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Price with Kelly Price & Company 1101 Munster Street, Orlando, FL 32803 sold by Jenni Sloan with Kelly Price & Company 4995 Ardmore Drive, Winter Park, FL 32792 sold by Kase Ellers with Kelly Price & Company 1011 Greentree Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company OBSERVER Just Sold Homes 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 leading out to the screened patio. Over looking the pool and large backyard, the screened patio is a quiet retreat. Sepa rate dining room features a large bay window with window seat. This oversized lot provides plenty of room to expand or to build your dream home minutes from downtown Winter Park. $640,000 SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT 801 Halifax Ave, Winter Park 3BD/3BA, 2,458SF. Inviting split floor plan. Updates include granite in the kitchen and bath, porcelain tile floors and updated fixtures. Large kitchen and dinette area opens to family room. Addi tional bonus room. Every bedroom has a designated bath. Home and addition are block construction. Screened back patio. Quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood. Highly desired public schools. $299,900 CONVENIENT WINTER PARK LOCATION 2049 Oakhurst Ave, Winter Park 3BR/2BA, 1,721SF. First time home buy ers, investors, builders or anyone looking for a family home with A rated schools. The 75 x 135 fenced property with citrus trees and a sprinkler system currently has a well maintained split plan home. The living room and dining room have an open feel and the family room runs the length of the house. A double carport is presently being used as a screened pa tio. Convenient to dining, shopping & the YMCA. $199,900 SUNDAY 1-4 GREAT FAMILY HOME 1740 Pine Ave, Winter Park 4BR/3.5BA, 2,734SF. Classic brick home nestled in the heart of Winter Park close to the YMCA, Winter Park Racquet Club, playing fields and parks. It features a 3 way split plan offering a large master retreat. Soaring ceilings, wet bar and access to a park are just a few of this homes fabulous features. Wood floors in most of the living areas and an open family room/kitchen plan with a fireplace make this home a must see. $629,000 TOTALLY RENOVATED IN DOMMERICH 1065 Tuckaseegee Trail, Maitland 5BR/3BA, 3,279SF. Wonderful pool home on quiet street. Renovated in 2013. New electric, plumbing, roof, & windows (AC in 2010). 2nd Story addition increased ceiling heights to over 9. Media room could be 6th bedroom. Downstairs mas ter suite has 2 walk in closets. Wood floors, crown molding, French doors. Kitchen with granite & stainless appli ances opens to family room/dining room. Yard has new pool with pavers overlook ing conservation area. A rated schools. $639,000 Kelly Maloney 1750 Parkglen Circle, Apopka $230,000. 10/03/2014 Dawn Romance 221 E Kings Way, Winter Park $645,000. 10/03/2014 Kelly Maloney 109 Pine Ave, Anna Maria $600,000. 10/03/2014 Kelly Maloney 917 Palm Oak Dr, Apopka $250,000. 10/03/2014 MISCELLANEOUS Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. An ti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installa tion Included. Call 1-800-605-6035 for $750 Off. REAL ESTATE: FOR RENT MAITLAND-2/2 LAKE FAITH CONDO FOR RENT Lower lakefront unit w/carport available 11-01-2014-$1,050.00/monthly no pets please Kim 731-325-0505 klee5674@ gmail.com SANFORD Free standing retail/ office building, 2640 SF, great signage & visibility. Lease for $2800 per month (also for sale). Call John, owner/broker, 407-492-7111 Winter Park Real Estate Offices for rent (Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doc tors office w/5 exam rooms + extra fea tures. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. New Orleans style bldg; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. an email@example.com REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE Previously BANK FORECLOSED, 5.65 Acres ONLY 14,900. 29.1 Acre Creek Front 29,900. Mountain Views, Rushing Trout Stream, Minutes to 40,000 Acre Lake, Adjoins State Park Roads, Utilities, Financing, Call 877-520-6719 or Remax 423-756-5700. SALES: YARD Church Yard and Craft Sale on 11/1 HUGE sale featuring lots of unique items on 11/1 at First Covenant Church 1720 Howell Branch Rd. Winter Park. For more information or to be a vendor, contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org.