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WPMOBSERVER.COM 1 9 8 9 2 0 1 4 25 YEARS USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! FROM PARK AVE TO THE CATWALK PARK STYLE, 11 Orlandos new favorite sushi restaurant Japanese done right at RA Sushi LIFESTYLES, 8 Turn out for what? Your guide to Tuesdays ballot POLITICS, 15 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 SPORTS ...................... 9 PARK STYLE .................. 11 EDUCATION ................... 16 CULTURE ..................... 17 OPINIONS .................... 21 An incoming development picking up steam could play a part in setting a new precedent for the west side of Winter Park a community that is ever-evolv ing yet potentially losing its his toric character. Winter Park City Commis sioners approved the consoli dation and re-subdivision of 10 properties at the corner of North Capen and West Canton avenues to make way for 12 single-family homes. The new houses would be built by David Weekley Homes, which has constructed multiple homes along Lyman Avenue in the west side. But the original project sub mitted by Sydgan Corporation back in April looked much differ ent: a three-story, 28-unit town home project at the consolidated properties. Pushback from the public during multiple planning and zoning board meetings led the project to gradually shrink in size to the current proposal. Commissioner Carolyn Coo per expressed concern that more development of a larger size would come into the area were the project was to be approved. We all know that what we are doing here is going to open the door to many other requests from PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER New housing developments are popping up across west Winter Park, which has some local preservationists worrying about the area maintaining its historic character. A new chapter for Winter Parks west side story? Development continues to reshape west Winter Park TIM FREED Observer staff Please see WEST SIDE on page 2 up Maitland residents found out on Thursday that theyll have to wait a few more weeks to learn the fate of a main section of the citys downtown district. The Maitland City Council agreed on Oct. 23 to postpone a vote to approve or deny a pro posal to place 220 apartments with mixed-use retail and liveof the old Winn-Dixie and New Traditions Bank Plaza properties. Mayor Howard Schieferdecker excused himself from the vote, stockholder in New Traditions Bank. A crowd too big for the Coun some waving signs outside en couraging the Council to vote down the proposal and approve a lower-density plan for the prop erty instead. The last thing I personally want to do is create an uproar in this city, said project developer David Lamm. Were trying to build a community. Councilman John Lowndes re quested that the Council and city residents get more time to evalu ate Lamms Maitland City Centre plans before making a decision, an idea which garnered a boister Maitland downtown vote stalled SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see DOWNTOWN on page 2 Current parking codes in Win ter Park were given the thumbs up during Mondays City Com mission meeting, despite Park Avenues consistent parking problems and the ongoing park ing battle outside Trader Joes. Winter Parks Planning and Zoning Board suggested that parking codes for retail, super markets and restaurants were Commission asked for a recom mendation weeks earlier. The board reasoned that there was no reason to change the codes following parking woes outside the new Trader Joes lo cation, made known by residents since its opening in June, said Planning and Community Devel opment Manager Jeff Briggs. They are not recommending we make any changes, Briggs said. The four [spaces] per 1,000 square feet for super markets and PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Despite frequent grumbles from residents about parking, city board rejects changes. Parking codes OKd Board says code changes wont solve Park Avenue problems TIM FREED Observer staff Please see PARKING on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC rfntbnbbbt35 years in Winter Parkrfntb bfnfbfnnfnfnfn Consulting Services Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Naltrexone for Alcohol & Cocaine Abuse Suboxone For Heroin & Pain Pill AbuseDoctor Managed Dual Diagnosis Protocols2056 Aloma Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32792 Contact For Free Evaluation at 407-629-0413 www.WinterParkRecoveryCenter.com
Page 2 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer WEST SIDE | Preservationist says incoming developments are slowly eating away the west sides history PARKING | Mayor said if codes are changed, parking lots could take over the city DOWNTOWN | many other production develop ment to come into the west side of Winter Park, Cooper said. City Commissioner Steven Leary spoke in support of the lat est version of the project, noting that the developer has listened to input from the public. This seems like a fairly el egant solution to what has been coming from the public, Leary said. Its been a challenge. I think the developer, the potential build er and the community have come together to create this solution, which started out a lot bigger, a lot more grand. But residents and historic pres ervationist alike have noticed an ongoing transformation taking place on the west side of Winter Parks railroad tracks. The his torically African American, lessseen restaurants and retail spring up around Hanni bal Square, followed by a multi-story senior living fa cility on Denning Drive and a parking garage next door. Toward the southern end of the west side, eight uniform vil las line a section of Lyman Avenue today, also built by David Week ley Homes. Winter Park has witnessed a slow creep of development that is decimating the historic value and residential scale of the west side, Friends of Casa Felizs Betsy Owens wrote in the groups blog on May 31. The modus operandi of the west side developers is deliber ate and methodical: If we do this slowly enough, block by block, nibbling around the edges, maybe people wont really notice that were systematically squeezing out the lower income residents and lining our pockets in the pro cess Winter Parkers may not realize whats happening to the historic west side until all traces of authenticity have been ex punged. In the late 1800s, the west side was originally set aside as a segre gated African American commu nity, made up mostly of residents who worked in the city as servants for whites, according to an article written by Rollins College associ ate professor Julian Chambliss. Racial segregation was even tually abolished throughout the 1960s and 1970s, but the commu nitys demographic has remained dominantly African American. Mayor Ken Bradley said that the west side is in fact changing, though not necessarily for the worse. I think we have to be sensitive to the history of the west side, just like were sensitive to the history of Orwin Manor, Bradley said. I havent lived in the west side, but I represent it in my work. I want to be sensitive to the neighbors there and what they think there I think the solution that was brought up tonight was very sen sitive to the neighbors. The west side has evolved. Its changing, just like all of Win ter Park. retail stores has worked well in the past. It seems to work well for every supermarket in the met ropolitan area except Trader Joes, because its the only one serving 1.5 million people. Thats the draw. Briggs added that changes to the codes wouldnt help the Trad er Joes plaza anyway. An amend ment would only apply to new super markets and retailers mov ing forward, he said. Were hoping that when the Trader Joes opens on Sand Lake Road on Feb. 15 that will take some of the pressure off, Briggs said. Winter Park has made at tempts at boosting parking in the past. Restaurant parking was increased back in 2009, changing the minimum requirements from one parking spot per four seats to one parking spot per three seats. The city tried to address the scramble for spots along Park Av enue as well late last year by free ing up 29 spaces to the public near city hall and creating 73 parking spaces in place of the old public works building. Mayor Ken Bradley said that Winter Parks parking issues arent caused by an ineffective ple moving through the city. We have a very active down town Park Avenue, Bradley said. Our codes may say we need to have this number of spaces or that number of spaces, which is im portant to have, but the real issue for me is a lot of people are going there now. We might have the right num ber of code spaces, but you may still need additional spaces. Bradley added that the city should avoid modifying the codes to increase parking requirements. This review brought me a lot of peace, because I really re acted to what happened at Trader Joes, Bradley said. It looks like were right smack-dab kind of in the middle of a lot of benchmark communi ties. If we increased our codes people would say All you have are parking lots. I think wed have people [negatively] react to that too. Unicorp National Develop ments, the developer of the Lake side Winter Park Plaza contain ing the Trader Joes, hopes to aid the parking struggle outside the popular grocery store with a new development across the street on U.S. Highway 17-92. The fourstory, 223,940-square-foot devel opment would offer 366 spaces between a new parking lot and garage. C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE The west side has evolved. Its changing, just like all of Winter Park. Our codes may say we need to have this number of spaces or that number of spaces, which is important to have, but the real issue for me is a lot of people are going there now. ous round of applause from the audience. People are worried were go ing to do something tonight that were not prepared to do Id like a little more time to work through this, Lowndes said. Im sure eventually we can [get to an agreement], Im just not sure we can get there tonight. rescheduled for a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 17. Were trying to build a community.
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Munster Calendar OCT. 30 Carol Stein will return to The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with her newest solo cabaret, Moonlight Magic, on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tick ets are $18 plus a one-drink minimum. Advance reservations are strongly rec ommended, as seating is limited. Once tickets are sold out, a limited number of standing room tickets are available for $10. For more information, call 407-6450145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org. OCT. 31 On Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., just outside Winter Park City Hall located at 401 S. Park Ave., the Winter Park community is renewing its effort to end hunger in Cen tral Florida and kicking off the Feed the Need campaign. From Saturday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 21, the campaign will unite the community through online giving, friendly competitions, community events, and individual fundraising efforts, with one mission in mind: to Feed the Need. The Winter Park Police and FireRescue Departments will participate in a can-stacking competition at the kickoff event, and whichever team can create the tallest tower in three minutes will have a $1,000 donation made in their name to Feed the Need provided by Old Florida Bank. Learn more at feedtheneedwp.org The American Orchid Society will host its 2014 fall members meeting, which will include a three-day orchid plant sale, international orchid vendors, guest lecturers from around the world, and nu merous live-orchid exhibits sponsored by Florida orchid societies, at the Sheraton Orlando North, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive Community Bulletin Game group expanding Kenneth Koch, director of leasing for Em erson International, represented Emerson in a long-term lease expansion agree ment at 2600 Maitland Center Parkway with a current tenant, ZYNGA, a publiclytraded online gaming rm that is expand ing into an additional 2,420 square feet. ZYNGA, represented by Todd Davis of Colliers International in the transaction, now occupies 7,623 square feet at 2600 Maitland Center. Bank names new director The Board of Directors for First Colony Bank of Florida elected Domingo Sanchez as Bank Director. Sanchez is currently the President and CEO of Titan Management, which is based in Osceola County. A life long resident of Central Florida, Sanchez serves on many community and civic boards, including the Greater Orlando Avi ation Authority and the Osceola Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. Crummer named one of the best in biz After surveying more than 21,600 stu dents at business schools, The Princeton Review released the 2015 edition of its annual book, The 296 Best Business Schools, which includes the Rollins Col lege Crummer Graduate School of Busi ness. Survey results revealed that Crum mer students appreciate the personal relationships with professors and their cohorts, as well as the real-world skills they gain and can apply in the workplace. This year marks the fourth time since 2010 that the Crummer Graduate School of Business has recognized among the countrys best by The Princeton Review. Working for you. PAID FOR BY MICA FOR CONGRESS. www.wpmobserver.com/subscribe in Maitland on Friday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at aos.org/ store/eventregistration.aspx On Friday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. children of all ages are invited to join the fun at Pumpkins and Munch kins in Shady Park in Winter Park! This free event will have activities that include games, bounce houses, a costume con test, trick or treat trail, and lots of fun for the entire family! Call 407-599-3275 to learn more. NOV. 1 The city of Maitland invites all residents, their families and friends to participate in the Mayors Sole Challenge, a free 30-minute fun walk, at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1, at Quinn Strong Park at 345 S. Maitland Ave. The Mayors Sole Challenge, in its third year, is a friendly competition between Winter Park, Eatonville, and Maitland. The municipality with the most participat ing walkers wins $2,500 for their city to be used on parks, health, and wellness. The rst 400 participants will receive a free T-shirt, a pedometer, and a healthy breakfast. There will be childrens activi ties including face painting, an obstacle course, and dance-walking. The event is free to the public; however, online reg istration in advance of the event is recom mended. Register at healthycentralorida. org/?page_id=1218. Winter Parks Park Avenue Fashion Week concludes with the PAFW Runway Show as Winter Parks biggest fashion event of the year. A 20,000-square-foot tent is placed in Central Park with a runway and lounge area for VIP guests. The Runway Show takes place Nov. 1 with an Inter active Red Carpet; the announcement of the winner of the Emerging Designer Competition; and a check presented to the Foundation for Foster Children. Call 772-222-7614 or visit parkavenuefash ionweek.com On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Creative City Project will bring downtown Orlando to life with performances and interactive art installations from 7 to 11 p.m. Dozens of unexpected encounters and collabora tions give you experiences you cant have anywhere else. There will be dozens of performances spread across the public spaces of our city. See and experience Or lando like never before! Visit creativecity project.com for more information. NOV. 2 Orlando Area Historical Rose Society will meet at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Ave. in Orlando on Nov. 2. Doors open 2 p.m., and the program starts 2:30 p.m. Admission and parking are both free. The afternoons guest speaker will be Rosemary Collins from Rose Oak De sign, who will give a talk on holiday oral arrangements. For more information, call 407-497-1639. NOV. 6 Join the Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Inc. for an after-hours re ception to celebrate 10 years of provid ing quality and affordable housing. The reception will be held at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Go to hanni balsquarecommunitylandtrust.org or call 407-644-9111. NOV. 7 On Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will present its fourth annual Veterans Day Celebration. This event will be at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre located at 721 W. New England Ave. Hometown hero and star of the SuperBowl XLVIII commer cial lmed in Winter Park this past Janu ary, Lt. Chuck Nadd, will be the featured guest speaker. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations and services that offer re sources specically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m., the ofcial program will be gin. For more information, call 407-5993428. NOV. 8 The Winter Park crew boosters are hav ing a fundraiser at the Winter Park Crew Boathouse on Saturday, Nov. 8. Fine wine, delicious food a bonre by the lake, and live jazz all transform the boathouse into a magical setting to make new and re vive old friendships. The event is open to the public and of special interest to any former or collegiate rowers who would enjoy meeting and getting involved in a huge source of pride to Winter Park. For more information, call Barbara at 407628-8070. Winter Park is pleased to present a new event, Chalk the Walk in Central Park to be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is similar to a street-painting festival, but unique in that the sidewalks of beautiful Central Park will become the canvas on which artists create their magnicent works of chalk art. The event is open to spectators all day. Prizes for the show totaling $2,500 will be presented to winners from adult, high school and middle school categories. Winners will be announced from the main stage in Central Park at 5 p.m. To par ticipate and chalk in the event is free and open to the public. However, space is lim ited and requires application in advance for all categories via email at chalkfestiv email@example.com. For more infor mation, call 407-599-3275.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 5 Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Oct. 27 City Commission meeting highlights of Professor Robert Reinauer for his Art in Chambers exhibition titled Rollins (Re)Visits Cuba. Feed the Need Month, Red Ribbon Week, and Orange County Week of the Family. the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board was approved. City Attorneys Report Settlement Agreement was ap proved. Consent Agenda were approved. Local 1598 IAFF labor contract was approved. were approved (for a complete ccpackets). ment for the Federal Grant for stormwater improvements to the tion pond was approved. Action Items Requiring Discussion terlocal Agreement for the Down town Performing Arts Center funding was approved. lot located at 2908 Temple Trail for a park, open space and conserva tion property, was approved. review was approved. Public Hearings nance supplementing Ordinance 2953-14 authorizing the issuance of electric revenue bonds was ap proved. issuance Electric Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 was approved. Investments Winter Park LLC, were approved as follows: proved to redevelop the former Corporate Square and Winter Park Dodge. dinance vacating and abandoning the portions of Galloway Drive and Friends Avenue within the proposed Whole Foods develop ment project was approved. dinance regulating medical mari juana treatment centers was ap proved. nance authorizing the conveyance of the city-owned property located at 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave. was approved. 1200 Lakeview Drive as a historic resource on the Winter Park Reg ister of Historic Places was ap proved. Group to revise the site plan for the townhouse project at 403 and 421 W. Morse Blvd. was approved. salacqua for an after-the-fact sub division or lot split approval on 1252 Lakeview Drive was pulled by the applicant. Corporation for a lot consoli dation and subdivision ap proval to combine and then re-subdivide the properties at N. Capen Ave. into 12-single-fami ly lots was approved. A full copy of the Oct. 27 City Commission minutes will be avail able at cityofwinterpark.org the week of Nov. 10, pending approval by the City Commission. Remem ber, if you are unable to attend the City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityof ness. Halloween partiers beware This Halloween, the Winter Park Police Department (WPPD) will be cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort so all partygoers are warned: keep the party off the road. Nationwide in 2012, drunk driving was involved in the death of 10,322 people, so it is clear that too many drivers are breaking the law and putting their livesand the lives of othersat grave risk. For this reason, those who choose to drive while impaired this Hal loween should be forewarned. Between now and Sunday, Nov. 2, the WPPD, along with other law enforcement agencies, will be out in force conducting roving satu ration patrols looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. No warnings. No excuses. If you drive impaired, you will be arrested. WPPD Halloween safety tips the fun begins. sober driver. call a sober friend, or use public transportation. as dangerous as drunk driving. drink, use the AAA Tow-to-Go program (855-286-9246). the road, contact local law enforce ment. For more information on the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over tymarketing.gov Pumpkins & Munchkins in Shady Park The Parks & Recreation Depart ment of the city of Winter Park will present the fourth annual Pump kins & Munchkins in Shady Park this Friday, Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Shady Park, adjacent to the Winter Park Community Center at 721 W. New England Ave. Munchkins of all ages are in vited to attend this free familywill include games, bounce hous es, a costume contest, Trick-orTreat Trail and safe Halloween fun for everyone. If inclement weather tries to dampen the evening, the event will be moved into the Com munity Center. For more information regarding Pumpkins & Munchkins in Shady Park, please call 407-599-3275. Whos got the most sole? Join Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Eatonville Mayor Bruce Mount, and Maitland Mayor How ard Schieferdecker for the third an nual Mayors Sole Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 1, for a 30-minute fun walk through downtown Mai tland. Each city is challenged to see which community has the most sole by turning out the most par ticipants. The Mayors Sole Challenge is presented by Healthy Central Florida, a community-based part nership founded by Florida Hos pital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. This event is free to the pub lic, but advance registration is re quested by visiting healthycentral Show off your sole 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 Please see WINTER PARK on page 6
Page 6 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 event reminders stations will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Challenge at 8 a.m. on Saturday, will receive a free T-shirt, pe dometer and healthy breakfast. There will be childrens activities including face painting, an ob stacle course, dance-walking, Bo Outlaw of the Orlando Magic and more. Park at 7 p.m. for a showing of Muppets Most Wanted. Get there early and remember you bring the chair, we will show you the stars! Halloween safety reminders from Maitland Police Department Stay safe trick-or-treating this Halloween. Listed below are some safety tips to help make your Hal loween more enjoyable and safe: paths. If there are no sidewalks, as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out with out supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. be seen by drivers. tampering before children are al lowed to eat them. treats in their original, unopened wrappers. ly alert in residential neighbor hoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in un predictable ways. Maitland Salutes Its Veterans Members from the Maitland community will celebrate Veter ans Day on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center at 641 S. Maitland Ave. All vet erans, service men and women, their family, and their guests are welcome to participate. Beginning at 4 p.m., the pro gram will feature a military-style colors ceremony, performances from the Maitland Military Band and a special guest speaker. A re ception follows the program and hamburgers, hotdogs, cake, and ice cream will be served. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by calling 407-647-2111 or logging on to maitlandciviccenter. com. Alternatively, registration begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Change Your Clock; Change your Smoke Alarm Battery With daylight-savings time ending on Sunday, Nov. 2, your Maitland Fire Rescue Department wants to remind local citizens to change the battery in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. Everyone is en couraged to use the extra hour they gain from daylight sav ings time to change the batteries or CO detectors and remind fam ily, friends and neighbors to do the same. Changing smoke alarm and CO detector batteries at least one time per year, testing those alarms, and reminding others to do the same are the simplest, most effective ways to help ensure your familys, friends and neighbors safety. Muppets come to town Maitland Coin & Currency ShowMaitland Civic Center 641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751FREE ADMISSIONShow open to the public Buy Sell AppraisalsFor more information call or visitOrlando Coin Exchange 6301 S. Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32809www.MaitlandCoinShow.com407-730-3116 SUNDAY, Nov. 2nd9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Free coin for all children 12 and under 2 SUN ext. 241. Daylight savings time ends this weekend On Sunday, Nov. 2, dont for get to set your clocks back one hour. The Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department would also like to re mind you to change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon di oxide detectors. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Pro gram is sponsored by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The message is sim ple and the habit can be lifesaving. CoffeeTalk with Commissioner Carolyn Cooper If you have a latte beans to grind or simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you! This months Cof feeTalk will feature Commissioner Carolyn Cooper on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8 a.m. Please make plans to join her for conversation in an informal environment and a cup of coffee provided by Palmanos Cafe, Coffee & Wine Bar. Coffee Talk is held at the Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. For more information, please call 407599-3428. Popcorn Flicks in the Park On Thursday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., Popcorn Flicks in the Park will feature The Muppet Movie (1979) in Central Park. We en courage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, along with some family and friends to join us! WINTER PARK | C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
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Page 8 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 8 Lifestyles Please see CORNER TABLE on page 10 Something Spooktacular is Brewing ... be a part of it! $5 Daily Admission Ample Free Parking International Orchid Vendors Beautiful Orchid ExhibitsAmerican Orchid Society Fall Members Meeting Show & SaleSheraton Orlando North 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.Orchid Spooktacular October 31-November 2 In that bastion of Japanese Su shi Creativity Scottsdale, Ariz. (I kid) three friends got together to create a restaurant where they could order creative and evolv ing sushi; feel at home at a FUN Happy Hour bar; and create a vibe where friends could gather. That was 1997. That ini tial vibe was an im mediate success, and now 25 restaurants in nine states later RA Sushi is bringing their unique sushivibe to Pointe Orlan do on International Drive. The vibe has a lot to do with that original idea of the FUN Happy Hour which offers from 4 to 7 p.m. many of the restaurants signature offerings in full servings at about half the price of the regular eve ning menu. Do I need to repeat this one folks? And that will mean even more when I tell you that RA Sushi is my new favor ite sushi house. How could this happen? The an swer is in the fact that RA Sushi does it all right dcor, food, ser vice and welcom ing atmosphere. The dcor is hot, fun, and straight off the set of a James Bond mov ie with lights in red globes that ing bubbles. The colors of red and black are every where hot and relaxing at the same time. Most important is the taste, quality and originality of everything from signature bar drinks to appetiz ers that had me doing my happy food dance, to generous-portion sushi rolls that bring the idea of fu sion to a whole new level. Which brings us back to origi nal founding-friend Tai Obata, who is the one remaining founding friend from Scottsdale. Mr. Obata is Chef Tai, the Partner who was and continues to be the chef who is so creative with all things that once swam in the sea. Chef Tai creates the seasonal specials, and then depending upon how those specials are received determines whether they will be added to the main menu. Logical and smart. One of the many glorious sur visit to RA Sushi is the selection of appetizers, moderately priced from $7 to $12 dollars that could easily make up a full meal. Think of those romantic evenings of wine and tapas, but now think of the potential for such an evening in a Japanese context. Treat your wallet right, arrive before 7 p.m., order up some happy hour specials (drinks too) and you have another roman tic evening that doesnt even need a special occasion to celebrate. I started with the Edamame Dip, because I wanted to see how a Chef could make such a healthy bean taste good in a dip. I loved it, and was reminded that is why chefs have spices. Being a lover of seared Ahi Tuna, I knew Id love the Tunacado, which is seared tuna served with slices of avocado and a not-necessary-but-nice-to-have ponzu sauce for dipping. The sur prise taste sensation was the Gar lic Citrus Yellowtail, which mixed those ingredients in a magical way Make happy hour more fun with sushi and sake From the Corner Table JOSH GARRICK Observer staff PHOTOS BY JOSH GARRICK THE OBSERVER With hand-rolled sushi, seasonal specials and an abundance of appetizers, RA Sushi is this reviewers new go-to sushi destination.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 9 After one of the tougher con ference games on their schedule, the Knights are hitting the road for whats expected to be the easi est. But if UCFs last season is any indication, a weaker team could be just as dangerous to their re cord. The Knights rolled over Tem ple with ease on Oct. 25, posting then cruising from there to a 3414 victory. The win extended their all-time home winning streak in the Bright House to eight games. The game wasnt shaping up to be so easy for the Knights (52, 3-0) though. Temple (4-3, 2-2) had entered the game near the top of the conference and with some surprising wins under their belt. They would leave the Bright House battered and bruised and giving UCF a season-high 466 to tal yards on offense, while com ing up with only 182 on their own. Offensively and defensively we put together the best game so far this year, UCF head coach George OLeary said after the game. found his groove and threw for his second-straight career-high game with 336 yards in the air, of those yards and a 54-yard TD reception the longest for Hol man in his career, and Perriman this season. Four Knights receivers would be solidly in the double digits in yardage by the end of the game, with J.J. Worton snagging a 25yard TD reception of his own. Will Stanback shored up the run game with 94 net yards on 27 carries. The Knights would net 130 yards on the ground. they found even more, with him extra points to move him into third all-time at UCF in points scored, tied with UCFs all-time rusher Kevin Smith. But that wasnt all the yardage UCF had in them, as Rannell Hall took two kickoffs for 40 yards and D.J. Killings snagged an interception and re turned it for 10 yards, and Jordan Ozerities snagged another one and returned it for a yard. Ozerities would also lead the team in tackles with eight, plus a pass breakup. Jacoby Glenn also grabbed an intercep tion in a game that saw three different Temple passers. The win was the biggest of the year for the Knights, who go into their fourth American Athletic Conference game on top of the conference standings. UConn is at the bottom of that same ladder, at 1-6 overall and 0-4 in conference play. UConns only win this season was 19-16 against FCS school Stony Brook. The Knights have a strong re cord against UConn, even if its only one game. Last year, in a season in which the Knights es caped with seven wins by a mar gin of a touchdown or less, they Sports ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Rannell Hall outruns some UConn special teams players during the Knights rout last season. Theyll have a rematch in East Hartford on Saturday. Knights face unpredictable Huskies After barreling through Temple, UCF prepares for UConn ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Please see KNIGHTS on page 10
Page 10 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer KNIGHTS | UCF leaves the Bright House to face UConn away hammered the Huskies, posting up a 62-17 blowout that would be the largest of the season. But last week things changed for the Huskies, who shocked AAC powerhouse East Carolina (6-1, 3-0) by taking a 21-21 tie deep into the fourth quarter be fore the Pirates found a way to pull away with two late scores. In that game UConn would put up 397 yards, though they allowed 580 from East Carolina. UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer would throw for 313 yards, including an 88-yard TD passing play to Deshon Foxx. The UCF-UConn game kicks off at noon on Saturday in East Hartford, Conn., televised on CBS Sports Network. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 to make them all work together. The winner in the appetizer cat egory, however, is the Salmon Car paccio. Delicately sliced (perfect to show off those chopstick skills), the salmon is beautifully plated with a lattice topping of wasabiinfused aioli dressing that is so perfectly suited to the salmon that I wrote in my notes it is touched by heaven. A fun complement to the appetizers is the Sake Flight of three pours of sake one dry, one slightly sweet and one sparkling. While I think I still prefer the dry sake (the one were used to), the Flight will bring me back for more tastings. We asked Michael, our wonder ful waiter, to suggest four Sushi rolls for tasting; he returned with offered on the house as part of RA Sushis friendly mantra. Add mango to sushi and the sweetness of the fruit will infuse as it did with the Crazy Monkey Roll and the Mango Lobster Roll. We enjoyed best with the Mango Lobster Roll where the sweet worked well with the salt of the lobster. The Lobster Salmon Roll includes pieces of lobster and salmon topped with a lobster sauce that is best for those who wish to take their time and en joy the subtle tastes of lobster and salmon enhancing each other. The Ultimate Shrimp Tempura Roll is a favorite of mine, not only because each piece was topped with a slice of seared tuna, but because it was rolled with a spicy crab mix and a piece of shrimp tempura adding a wonderful crunch. Finally, the Viva Las Vegas Roll lives up to its name as the house roll (and my favorite) with crab mix, spicy tuna, tempura seaweed and more. For the curious, the Vegas headdress on each piece is a sliced tempura lotus root. Yes, it was a lot of food. You do not come out of RA Sushi feel ing hungry later, but we still had room for the dessert sushi called Banana Split Maki. It looks like su shi and eats like dessert one you can feel good about. Its all fruit (and a small dab of sinful whipped cream) and we loved it. Matter of fact, we loved it all, and my new favorite sushi restaurant comes of course highly recommended. RA Sushis now-famous vibe is about making friends, and in the interest of making you their new friend, the restaurant will take $8 dollars off the price of a regularly priced sushi roll or appetizer (one per party) when you tell them, Josh sent me. RA Sushi is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with lunch served till 3 p.m. Happy Hour is Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Its located at Pointe Orlando at 9101 Interna tional Drive in Orlando. CORNER TABLE | Save room at the end of your meal for sushi served up sweet for a guilt-free dessert C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 rfntbbtrHOLIDAY OPEN HOUSErf ntbntbn tbbntntnrt ntnrbttbntrtbnttbtn rbntbntrbbnt PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Knights will take it on the road this weekend to face UConn in Connecticut. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! For more information about the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, our members, or upcoming events, visit us at the Winter Park Welcome Center, call (407) 644 8281 or log on to winterpark.org. ANNUAL SUPPORTERS Aloma United Methodist Church Cellular Sales of North Florida Conductive Education Center of Orlando FlyBoard Rentals of Orlando Edward Fore Mary Gardner Insurance Consultants of Central Florida Jobs Partnership of Florida, Inc. Ross Johnston Lee Newsom Olde Town Brokers The Core Group The Fresh Market Tuscawilla Country Club Waste Pro USA YMD Eye & Face 5+ YEARS ADT Security, LLC All About Travel BARR Financial Services, LLC Cox Events Group Florida Bank of Commerce Holler Hyundai Jewett Orthopaedic Convenient Care Center Mellow Mushroom Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic, Inc. Sheraton Orlando North 10+ YEARS AFLAC Ferrell Wealth Management Orange County Public Schools 15+ YEARS EPOCH PROPERTIES, INC. Godbold, Downing & Bill, P.A. Sutton Homes Alzheimer ALF 20+ YEARS Center State Bank Erik C. Larsen, P.A. Victory Martial Arts 25+ YEARS American Cancer Society Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Gerry Marino 30+ YEARS Maile Image, Modeling & Acting Joe Terranova Walker & Company 35+ YEARS Winter Park Tech 40+ YEARS Lombardis Marketplace, LLC Chamber Trustees Park Avenue Merchants Association
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 11 Redenta Soprano Fall Floridas best season for planting! Great plants for your home and garden Annuals, perennials and edibles for the fall/winter season Talk with Tom (MacCubbin), Horticulturist Holiday plants, decorations and natural gift items Ask the Expert Master Gardeners from Orange County Extension Service Classes and make-and-take opportunities Drawings for great prizes Seasonal foods from local chefsSATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH 9 AM 5 PMMead Botanical Garden 1300 S. Denning Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789 (Entrance at Denning Dr. and Garden Dr.) Sponsors: Vertical: Examples of correct re-sizing: Horizontal: Centered Vertical: Spot Usage: PMS 188 (burgundy) or Black 100% PMS 188 4-C Breakdown: C-0, M-97, Y-100, K-50 Logo should not be distorted in any way. When increased or decreased in size, it should be scaled on a 1:1 ratio. The rule, or line, above the words Bank & Trust should be scaled in proportion with the rest of the logo and should never be thinner than .5 points.Commerce National Bank & Trust Logo Usage Guidelines Vertical Black: Horizontal Black: Centered Vertical Black: For more updated information and class / workshop schedules, visit meadgarden.org When the spotlights hit the runway on Saturday, Winter Park will become the most fashionable city on the planet for one night. In case youve missed the explosion of glamour, Park Avenue Fashion Week has already started strut nights away. The PAFW runway show has always been the main event for the weeklong fashion showcase, now in its eighth year in the Central Park West Meadow. Underneath a giant white tent, crews have spent the past week transforming last weeks Cows n Cabs wide-openfestival into a runway-centered style mecca. On Saturday night its all about lights, cameras, fashion. Open the doors and the muf You feel like youre in Man hattan, former model Debra Hendrickson said. Theres just a tremendous amount of energy. long stage in front of an expected packed crowd of 800. Its along the line of a New York City fashion week for sure, Hendrickson, now the Winter Park Chambers vice president, said. For a little place like Park Avenue, its huge. All of the designers sell or cre ate their fashion right along Park Avenue. And for those up-and-coming designers whove never made it to the stage, its a shot at the big from PAFWs Emerging Designer Contest will see their fashion take a walk in front of nearly a thou sand people at the runway show, part of a competition that ends with the winner announced under the spotlights. The shows matron saint and presenting sponsor Harriett Lake may be about to auction off her apartment-sized wardrobe on Nov. 6, but shell give at least one seated aside the shows iridescent front row, likely with the most eye-catching hat in the room. Still need tickets? Theyre at parkavenuefashionweek.com and that includes some remaining VIP seats at $250 each. VIPs get early 5 p.m. entry to the show, full VIP treatment, a special seating section and lounge, plus a lot more. Gen eral admission is 6 p.m. with the runway show starting at 7 p.m. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Models will take to the catwalk in some of Park Avenues hottest fashions at the Fashion Week nale on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Central Park. Fashion Weeks big nale struts in The West Meadows big white tent serves as fashion central ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Please see FASHION on page 15
Page 12 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Do you want to make sure you choose the right dog daycare for your dog but dont know how? Convenience and cost aside, check out these six tips to make sure you select the best facility for your beloved friend. clean the facility is, what it smells like, and how loud the barking is. Look to see if they have outdoor space and if so, whether they use like the feel of it, plus it gets very hot during the summer. there on any given day. More doesnt mean better, in fact it of ten means your dog is placed in a large group of dogs with minimal supervision and personal atten tion. Ask what the ratio of dogs to to one staff member, you can be sure your dog is not getting the quality attention youre paying for. process for selecting the right play group for your dog. Ask how many dogs are in any given play group. Research shows that its best for your dog to be in a dogs. The best play group size is two to three dogs. Physical size of the dogs in the play group isnt often as much of a concern as is age and play style. What training do they get? Do ers? If so, what are their beliefs with respect to forcing your dog to behave? How do they man age escalating behavior to pre where staff to dog ratio is really important!)? quirements. Stay away from any facility that doesnt require vac cines or titers for certain vaccines (like DHPP). Facilities should also require Bordetella and a fecal exam every six months instead of yearly. door time. Many dog daycare fa cilities just let your dog hang out with a bunch of other dogs in a to run and play in real grass, dig in dirt, roughhouse with a best friend, and just be dogs. The wrong daycare will result in your dog spending a stressfrom playing all day, but from being placed in a situation he or she hates. If you dont get the an swers youre looking for when asking the above questions, go elsewhere. Your best friend de serves it. Sherri Cappabianca, an expert in the eld of canine health and tness, is the author of two books on canine health, and the co-owner of Rockys Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center, and Barking Dog Fitness, a Gym for Dogs, both located in Orlando. For more information, visit rockysretreat.com or barkingdogtness.com. Six tips for choosing the best daycare for your dog ADVERTORIAL FEED NEED WINTER PARK NOVEMBER 1 21Join Us in Helping the Hungry Today, and Giving Hope for Tomorrow. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. For more information, visit FeedtheNeedWP.orgFrom November 1st to the 21st, the Winter Park community is raising funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Join us in this effort by donating individually or forming a team with your family, friends, co-workers or neighbors.In Partnership with: Presented by: rfr ffntbnnnnnt AAA TRAVEL rf rntfnbbb rfnt RECEIVE UP TO$500IN SAVINGS OR ONBOARD CREDIT WHEN YOU BOOK AT THE EXPO**See terms and conditions at AAA.com/Terms7 Sherri Cappabianca The Wet Nose Report PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER Puppies, kitties and a tiny pig took to Central Park decked out in their costumes competing in the annual Park Avenue Pet Costume Contest on Oct. 26. Pet Costume Contest Pet Costume Contest
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 13 Each year, the Jewish Pavilions A Walk in the Park, reminds us of the promise each generation has made to honor, respect and look out for our Senior Community, shared Norma Ball, event co-chair. On Sunday, Oc tober 26th hundreds of participants of all ages, ranging from babies to bubbies, made good on this promise by taking part in the Pavilions 4th Annual A Walk in the Park, benetting seniors in long term care facili ties of all faiths in Greater Orlando. At just 10 weeks old, Jack Broman was the events youngest participant, while Village on the Greens nonagerians, Gerry Stein and Ruth Billy Goldhar were the most senior at tendees. Pam Ruben, Marketing Director of the Jewish Pavilion remarked, The Jewish Pavilion relies on support from every gen eration. We were so happy to see commu nity members of all ages walk arm in arm to enhance the lives of our seniors at todays walk. Everyone benets when the genera tions come together. Additionally, more than 50 participants honored past generations, memorializing loved ones by purchasing footprints on the path. Walk Co-Chair Toby Vandemark ex plained, The footprints on the path gave all walkers a chance to honor family members with a sign bearing their name. As we walked along Cranes Roost, our path was marked by the footprints of those who walked before us. Melissa and Sandy Masin went the extra mile as Walk sponsors, naming this years event in honor of the late Bunny Rosen, be loved mother, grandmother, and volunteer. Organizational families like Beth Am, the Congregation of Reform Judaism, Temple Is rael, Hadassah, and the Jewish Academy of Orlando showed their support by supplying participants and walkers of all ages. Hun dreds of vendors and entertainers, including singer Penny DAgostino and choir members from the Jewish Academy of Orlando, capti vated crowds with fare for the whole family. Executive Director Nancy Ludin remarked The Walk is the Pavilions biggest annual fundraising event, and delivers a message to the community about the importance of remembering our cherished seniors in long term care. Thank you for your multi-gener ational support and donations, with your help we can continue to enhance the lives of the elderly, and help ensure that no senior grows old all alone. Jewish Pavilions Walk in the Park 2014: A Walk Through the Generations ADVERTORIAL FLORIDA TRAFFIC INFO (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE JEWISH PAVILION Community members of all generations came out to support the Jewish Pavilion at its Walk in the Park.
Page 14 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Fashion Week grand nale The fall event season is in full swing in Winter Park. Park Avenue Fashion Week 2014 has been all the rage this week with a mixology contest at Park Social, designer trunk shows and VIP parties. Now its time for the Run way Show under the big top. The weeklong celebration of fashion and design comes to an end on feature an interactive red carpet, VIP pre-party and live reveal of the Emerging Designer Contest winner. This year the event ben Children. Last minute tickets can still be purchased at parkavenue fashionweek.com Feed the Need campaign returns In 2013, Feed the Need raised hunger in our community. How ever, the need continues to be great. Today, 187,940 children struggle with hunger an 8.9 per cent increase over last year. In re sponse, the Winter Park commu nity is renewing its effort to end hunger in Central Florida. You may recall that Feed the Need, presented by Florida Distributing, nity and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, is not your average food drive. It is an unprecedented com munity-wide effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Earlier this week Mayor Ken Bradley proclaimed November as Feed the Need Month in the city of Winter Park and you can help keep the momentum going. Visit feedtheneedwp.org to get involved as a Community Cham pion. You can start a team, host an event or donate online. The Feed kick off on Friday, Oct. 31, at City Hall with campaign partners, in cluding city of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo, Think Creative and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. From Nov. 1 to 21, the campaign will unite local resi dents, businesses, faith communi ties and civic groups through on line giving, friendly competitions, community events and individual fundraising efforts, with one mis sion in mind: to feed the need. Throughout November a va riety of events and special shop campaign at local stores, includ ing Alex and Ani, Lilly Pulitzer, Kendall and Kendall, Through the Looking Glass, Ten Thousand Vil lages, Shake Shack, The Ancient Olive and others. To keep up with these and other opportunities to support the effort, like the cam paign on Facebook at facebook. Happy Hour for Hunger To round out your fall calen dar, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Winter Park Village to host Hap py Hour for Hunger on Nov. 13. Join business owners and com munity leaders for a fall-themed happy hour presented by Ruths Chris Steak House and Mitchells Fish Market. The event features live entertainment, food, drinks and a fun photo booth. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the Feed the Need. Tickets and event details can be found online at win terpark.org or at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Erika Spence is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. 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... M A I T L A N D W I T H L A K E A C C E S S 4 B E D R O O M 3 B A T H D O M M E R I C H W P H I G H S C H O O L N E W E R H A R D W O O D F L O O R S 2 3 X 1 8 M A S T E R S U I I T E W / G A S F I R E P L A C E & 9 C E I L I N G S E N O R M O U S M A S T E R B A T H & C L O S E T S M A S S I V E K I T C H E N W I T H 2 I S L A N D S 4 4 B O T T L E W I N E F R I G 3 O V E N S & G A S C O O K T O P F A M I L Y R O O M W I T H V A U L T E D C E I L I N G S & B U I L T I N S 2 3 X 1 0 S P A C E I D E A L F O R M E D I A R O O M I M P R E S S I V E T W O S T O R Y F O Y E R GLENDA K. MASSIE, P. A. 407 697 8796 Cell Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 400 Park Avenue South, Suite 210 Winter Park, Florida 32789 3 9 3 5 S Q F T O F F E R E D A T $ 6 7 5 0 0 0 Erika Spence Business in the Park Find a way to help feed the need this month PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WINTER PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The city of Winter Park declared the month of November as Feed the Need Month at its last Oct. 27 City Commission meeting.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 15 FASHION | Tons of trunk shows fashion all in one day could seem like a tall order, spreading it out for the remainder of Fashion Week are special events, trunk shows and more coming up Thursday through Saturday. Heres a timeline: Oct. 30 Two high end fashion shows at the Luma Luxury Fashion Experi ence will feature styles from Fused Fashion, live entertainment, gour met fare and hand-crafted cock tails at 290 S. Park Ave. Its $40 per ticket. Visit lumaonpark.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sip champagne and Tunis sig nature PAFW cocktail at a Tuni Trunk SHOWdown from noon to 8 p.m. and meet designer Kelly Cimber and preview collections by Rebecca Minkoff and Yoana Baraschi. Its at 301 S. Park Ave. Visit shoptuni.com or call 407-6281609. Charyli at 400 S. Park Ave. is hosting a ladies night until 8 p.m. with light bites and wine. Visit charylistores.com or call 407-4551983 for more information. Currents Stone Rose trunk show will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their store at 128 S. Park Ave. For more information, visit currentmen.com or call 407-6281087. John Craig at 132 S. Park Ave. is hosting an 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Robert Graham trunk show. Visit johncraigclothier.com or call 407629-7944 for more information. CottonWays is hosting a meetthe-artists event at the Dewy Col lection, with fashion handbags hand-woven in Bali. Its from noon to 4 p.m. at 332 N. Park Ave. Visit cottonways.com or call 321203-4733 for more information. Enjoy champagne and cup cakes at Eyes & Optics, with a showing of Chanel eyewears Eternal Femininity. Its from 1 to 7 p.m. at 312 N. Park Ave. Visit eye sptics.com or call 407-644-5156 for more information. Cool off with mimosas and re freshments courtesy of Maxines On Shine at this event at SEE, with a cartoonish caricaturing your silly side with retro eyewear. Its from 3 to 6 p.m. at 342 S. Park Ave. Visit seeeyewear.com or call 407599-5455. iLashWorks at 111 S. Knowles Ave. is offering a spray tan special, to get that Valentino look before the big day. Visit ilashworks.com or call 407-622-0226 for more in formation. Oct. 31 Charyli at 400 S. Park Ave. will help you craft your red carpet look for the run way show while nib bling healthy treats all day. Visit charylistores. com or call 407-455-1983 for more information. The Collection Bridal is going long with a trunk show from Reem Acra from Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Visit thecollectionb ridal.com or call 407740-6003 for more infor mation. iLashWorks at 111 S. Knowles Ave. can get your Halloween chic going with eyelash extensions with big dis counts for one day only. Visit ilas hworks.com or call 407-622-0226 for more information. CottonWays is hosting a trunk show with Treska and Audrey Park Ave. Its unique and funky jewelry thats guaranteed for life. Visit cottonways.com or call 321203-4733 for more information. Nov. 1 Check out Anuschka hand crafted and hand-painted leather handbags at CottonWays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 332 N. Park Ave. Visit cottonways.com or call 321203-4733 for more information. Current is hosting a 7Diamonds trunk show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their store at 128 S. Park Ave. For more information visit cur rentmen.com or call 407-628-1087. Sassafras Sweet Shoppe is host ing a fashion show and candy buffet at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 just before the big runway show. Its at 115 E. Morse Blvd. Visit sassafrassweet shoppe.com or call 407-388-0101. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Orange County residents have a chance to make their vote count next week as the Nov. 4 general election approaches. Two Coun ty Commission seats are up for grabs, along with two seats on the Orange County School Board. But voters will also be faced with a list of questions regarding citizen participation and future Commission races. One proposal, if passed, could to put new laws before the Coun ty Commission. Residents today have up until 45 days before an election to get 40,000 signatures from citizens on a proposed law. Orange County proposes to push that deadline far earlier, requiring the signatures 150 days before the election. tion placed on residents seeking to pass a new law on their own. In 2006, the Florida Legislature passed an amendment requiring a 60 percent vote by residents to pass a citizen referendum on the ballot. Residents only needed 50 percent of the vote before. Another question on this years ballot asks whether or not to ban residents from proposing new wage and labor laws using the aforementioned process. Finally, the county proposes to make all Commission races par tisan moving forward, as well as including sheriff and elections su pervisor nonpartisan posts with term limits. If Commission races were converted to partisan, residents would be limited to vote only for candidates within their own party. That could prove advanta geous for the Democratic Party, which typically holds the majority in Orange County. Republican voters still repre sent a slim majority of Florida. An election for the empty County Commission District 2 seat formerly held by Fred Brum mer will come to a head between Alvin Moore and Bryan Nelson. The successor to Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russells District 6 seat will be either Victoria Siplin or Derrick Shine Wallace. Meanwhile the Orange County School Board might have a new chairman. Bill Sublette will look to retain his head seat on the board against Gene Vernon Hair. Regina Hellinger and Linda Kobert will battle for Rick Roachs empty seat for District 3. On the federal level, U.S. Rep. John Mica will look to earn his 12th term in Congress against Democratic nominee Wes Neu man and independent Al Krulick. already been reelected in pri maries or unopposed, includ ing County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson and School Board members Daryl Flynn and Joie Cadle. Election looms with hot-button issues County proposes questions affecting citizen rights TIM FREED Observer staff PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Harriett Lake sits front row at the nale of the week of events held in her name as models strut down the runway.
Page 16 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Every evening in homes in Winter Park and across Amer ica students are working on their homework. For many fami lies this can be a frustrating battle of wills. Regardless of where you fall in the current debate over the work assigned, on a Tuesday night, the only concern most of us have is how to get it done be fore bedtime and with minimal arguing. As a principal, I often talk to students and families about ways to create a successful homework environment and routine. As par ents, it is important we remember that the goal of homework is to either provide students an oppor or content individually, as a basis to determine understanding, or as a preparation for tomorrows lesson. If we keep this in mind, it helps us remember why they are working on homework and un derstand our role when working with our kids. Consistent routines and ex pectations help teach kids the best ways to organize themselves and complete assignments in a timely manner. Here are a few ideas I often share with families at Trinity Prep that may help you create your own homework rou tine in your house. 1. Set expectations for home work completion. During most school days, students have some time to complete at least one class worth of homework (study hall, free periods, lunch, breaks, or time between the end of school and after school activities). If your students do this, they will have that much less homework when they arrive home. 2. Maintain a consistent home work area. I encourage parents to not allow students to go to their room to complete homework. In many instances, homework that should take 15 to 20 minutes ends up taking two hours because they are on their phone or social me dia instead of focusing on the as signment. If they work in a com mon family area you are able to casually monitor their progress. 3. Build in time for breaks. For many students the idea of start ing homework can feel monu mental. They need help breaking it down into manageable chunks. If they know they are going to work for 20 minutes and then get a 10 to 15 minute break to con tact a friend, use social media, or relax, it is easier for them to get started. 4. Stay organized and plan ahead. I tell my students to avoid the yo-yo effect: a lot of home work one night and nothing the next. If students plan to work on each subject every night, they are better able to break up assign ments or test preparation and have a more predictable routine. Help your students plan their week of homework, including planning for nights with games or events that take away from homework time, which is also an important life skill for them to develop. I hope these suggestions are helpful for creating a homework routine in your house. However, they cant replace taking time to talk to our own children about what works for them, encourag ing them when they struggle, and reminding them that this is important. Let them know you believe they can do it! Education Getting homework down to a science Athlete of the Month JASON DOWDY Middle School Principal at Trinity Prep Education Calendar Killarney Elementary Killarney Elementary will host their Family Science Night from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the school cafeteria. For more information, contact the school at 407-623-1438. Audubon Park Elementary On Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 a.m. Audubon Park Elementary School will host its November Walk N Roll, a monthly program that encourages kids and parents to walk or ride a bike to school. Par ticipants use a punch card to track their involvement and are reward ed with stickers, snow cones and free bike helmets and locks. For more information, call the school at 407-897-6400. Trinity Prep Enjoy live rock music at Trinity Preps Alomapalooza from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the school auditorium. All student bands will get together to play their favorite songs and original works. Call the school at 407-6714140 for more information. Trinity Preparatory School puts on morning bible studies every Tues day for its students from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. at the Proctor Study Hall Room. Call the school at 407-6714140 for more information. Lakemont Elementary A book fair at Lakemont Elemen tary School runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21, at the schools media center. For more information, contact the school at 407-623-1453. Lakemont Elementarys Family Dinner night runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the school cafeteria. For more information, call 407-623-1453. LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT. Visit WPMObserver.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today!BOGO offer expires 12/31/13. Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community. WI NNER O F15FL ORID APRES S ASSOCI AT IO NAW ARDS Name: Jake Bentley Age: 18 Class Year: 2015 Accomplishments: Football: Team Defensive MVP (2013 season), leading tackler for small schools in Central Florida (2013), top-5 in tackles for all schools (2013); Track and Field: 4-by-400-meter district champ, region champ, and state nalist (2014), school 4-by-400-meter school record. Favorite Athletes: Johnny Manziel, Brian Cushing, Jack Dempsey Hopes for the future: I hope to enjoy every last min ute of high school I have left, and hopefully use my athletic ability to help receive an excel lent college degree. What would you like to study in college and why: I would love to study creative writing in college because, outside of athletics, it is my primary passion, and a career in writing would be a dream come true. However, due to lack of career choices in the creative writing world, I will probably take a double major in economics. What do you like to do for fun: Weightlifting is a great release for me and always puts me in a better mood. Also, I enjoy hang ing out with my friends and family for fun. Why do you like being a Trinity Prep Saint: I love being a Trinity Prep Saint because it completely personies what it means to be a scholar-ath lete, and it means a lot to be held to such a high standard. Who helped along the way: I would like to thank every coach, teammate, trainer, friend and family member who has ever helped me during my athletic career because I would be nowhere without them. Go Saints!
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 17 Extended through Nov. 2 Breakthrough Theatre presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Thanks to a very successful run, The Legend of Sleepy Hol low has been extended at Winter Parks Breakthrough Theatre through Nov. 2. The 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 directed by Wade Hair with Nic Jewell as Ichabod Crane. Call 407920-4034 or visit breakthrought heatre.com Oct. 31 Feed the Need kick-off with Mayor Bradley Join Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Rollins College President Craig McAllaster and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce President Patrick Chapin as the community launches Feed the Need Winter Park, a communitywide effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The event will recognize businesses and orga nizations that have committed to raising $500 for the cause. Set for Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. at Winter Parks City Hall, there is always room for another Community Champion. Call Ashley Ringler at 407-644-8281 or visit feedtheneedwp.org Nov. 1 The Neanderthal Ball to benet the Science Center Its time to go hunting for your new Caveman Couture and step out in Paleolithic style as the Orlando Science Center welcomes you to the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball, the Science Centers premier fundraising event. The Ball is also the wackiest (and most fun) Gala of the season, and while it may be held in a Museum, there is nothing stuffy about the coolest event this side of the Ice Age! Its ming at the Science Center, and its an upscale dining event with gourmet foods, music and a silent auction. Visit osc.org Nov. 1 Park Avenue Fashion Week Runway Show Winter Parks Park Avenue Fashion Week concludes with the PAFW Runway Show as Winter Parks biggest fashion event of the year. A 20,000-square-foot tent is placed in Central Park with a runway and lounge area for VIP guests. The Runway Show takes place Nov. 1 with an Interactive Red Carpet; the announcement of the winner of the Emerging De signer Competition; and a check presented to the Foundation for Foster Children. Call 772-2227614 or visit parkavenuefashion week.com Nov. 1 to 3 PlayFest at Orlando Shakespeare The Orlando Shakespeare Theater dares audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest from Nov. 1 to 3. Its a weekend wright panels, play readings, a speech from playwright Mark St. Germain, and a collection of groundbreaking new plays. Playwrights Steve Yockey and Rob Keefe will showcase new works along with readings of plays by Israel Horovitz, Aleshea Harris, Reina Hardy and Andrew Heinze. Highly recommended. Call 407-447-1700, ext. 1, or visit orlandoshakes.org Nov. 2 Faures Requiem at St. James Cathedral The full seven-part version of formed in 1900, will be presented in a free concert on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. at St. James Cathedral at 215 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Or Sanctus and In Paradisum, the concert is a collaboration of the Cathedral and Diocesan choirs, soloists and orchestra. Free parking is available for this free concert. Call 407-422-2005, ext. 106, or visit stjamesorlando. org Nov. 6 to 21 Harriett Lake sells 70 years of fashion for charity Harriett Lake, legendary philanthropist and fashion diva, will offer more than 5,000 pieces from her private collec tion of clothing in a once-ina-lifetime-sale Orlando Ballet and Harrietts Boutique at Orlando Health. Harrietts collec tion spans seven decades and includes furs, gowns, suits, coats, handbags, hats and much more. Her col lection ranges from Chanel, Ferraga mo and Yves St. Laurent, to Costco and Tar get, or as Harriett says, It goes from basic black to oh-mygod! Harrietts sale kicks off Nov. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a VIP ticketed event (tickets at eventbrite.com) and continues daily through Nov. 21 at 902 Waterway Place in Longwood. Call or text 407-474-5448 for more information. Nov. 8 Community open house at new Dr. Phillips Center Its been 20 years in the mak ing, and now from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. the public is invited to take self-guided tours through Orlandos brand new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and explore the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. The tours will include special photo-ops and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events. Visit drphil lipscenter.org Nov. 8 Sheryl Crow in a free concert celebrating the Seneff Arts Plaza They call it the Peoples Lawn, and the new Dr. Phillips Center will present their open space to the public with a free concert by Sheryl Crow on Nov. Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 18 Paradise Painting Interior and Exterior Painting rfnntb 407-283-4776tr PLAYFEST FAURES REQUIEM DR. PHILLIPS CENTER Takeout Available
Page 18 | Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer 8 at 8 p.m. Crow has sold more than 35 million albums around the world, released eight studio albums (seven charting top-10), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Now Ms. Crow is coming to Orlando to help us celebrate our new Performing Arts Center. And its free! Access to a climatecontrolled hospitality area is offered at a ticketed price. Nov. 8 The sixth annual Gingerbread Run for Give Kids the World The Gingerbread 5K Run is set for Nov. 8 at Give Kids the World in Kissimmee. The race invites the public inside the 70acre story-book resort to meet the families they are helping support, leading participants through a fantasyland into the worlds largest Candy Land game. Last years event raised over $165,000 and this years goal is to gener life-threatening illnesses. For information, visit ginger breadrun.org or givekid stheworld.org Nov. 8 The Orlando Philharmonic presents Midori & Berlioz Continuing its search for Orlandos next music direc tor, the Orlando Philhar monic presents Conductor Steven Jarvi in a concert of romantic favorites. Opening with the heroic Wagners Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, and featur ing internationally renowned violinist Midori performing Schumanns Violin Concerto, both Jarvi and the Orchestra will be tested by Berliozs epic Symphonie Fantastique. The Orchestra is sharing its search for their next music director with us the audience and that is one more reason to share our sup port back with them. The date is Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org Current Orlando Mayor Dyer launches initiative to prevent bullying The hardest working mayor in the USA Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer last week joined with CULTURE | Ever dreamed of playing in a life-sized Candy Land game? Do it for real for charity next weekend C ONTINUED FROM PAGE W17 Life is easier with Home Care Services Achieve greater independence, improve your quality of life and prevent rehospitalization with our Home Care Team. We provide Call Today for more information or schedule your services (407) 691-8206FloridaHospitalHomeCare.comAgency License #20382096 Gift Certicates available for family and friends Makes a Great Holiday Gif t! ORLANDO EXE CUTIVE AIRPOR T5 1 Nor th Cry s tal Lak e Dr Orlando 3280 3 www .F loridaBiplanes. c om 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. Please see CULTURE on page 19 SHERYL CROW This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Yoga on the LawnEat a healthy lunch at Eden Bar after class! Mon 11AMTHE TRIP TO ITALYStarring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Fri Sun: 3:30PM | 6:30PM Mon: 6:30PM Tues: 9:45PM Wed & Thurs: 6:30PMEden Bars SLASHER Halloween Party FREE entry | 21 & Over Only | Drink Specials start at 5PM! Friday Oct. 31stTHE ZERO THEOREMStarring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, & Tilda Swinton Fri & Sun: 9:30PM Sat:12PM | 9:30PM Wed & Thurs: 9:30PMMidnight Movies: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACREFri 11:59PMSpecial Programs: JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORKSun 12PMSpecial Programs: BJRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE Mon 9:30PMWednesday Night Pitcher Show: DUMB & DUMBER FREE on the lawn!Wed 8PM
Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 19 students and business leaders to launch Orlandos new anti-bully ing initiative, a community-wide campaign to provide year-round education to students, an out reach coordinator, and increased awareness. More than one in four students report being bullied in the school year, and those stu dents are more likely to develop depression and behavioral issues, while those who bully are at risk for substance use, academic problems and violence later in life. Visit cityoforlando.net Now and on-going Revival and Reform New exhibit at Morse Museum Revival and Reform pro vides a rare look at the diversity of the decora tive arts in the latter 19th century with Neoclassical and neoGothic objects shown with more avantgarde pieces, eclecticism that characterized the visual envi ronment of the period. The Arts window by J. & R. Lamb Studios is the centerpiece of the exhibit, and that window is joined by more than 20 additional leadedglass windows and panels from Tiffany Studios, John La Farge, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Burne-Jones, Donald MacDonald, and Heaton, Butler & Bayne are included. Free docent tours are available. Call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org CULTURE | See rare works of art with your own eyes at the Morse Museums exhibit C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 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 email@example.com or 407-522-3906. 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 rfntbfn OCTOBER SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn BEACH BODY CHALLENGE 6 WEEK PROGRAM One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmEDUCATIONAL AUTO ACCIDENTS HOW TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK JUST FOR FUNFPG SENIOR CLUB BINGO HEALTH & WELLNESSFREE 20-MINUTE MEMORY TEST FREE EAR CLEANING & CHECKS MEDICARE & INSURANCEWEALTH MANAGEMENT ISSUES More From Your Medicare Medicare Educational Seminar BlueMedicare 2015 REAL ESTATEREAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS ARE IN STAND UP TO BULLYING REVIVAL AND REFORM
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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 | Page 21 Opinions EDITORIAL CARTOONS Chris Jepson Perspectives The dilemma: whether to stop the destruc tion [environmentally of the planet] for the sake of future generations, or the opposite, just go on changing the planet to our immediate needs. Edward O. Wilson Wilsons quote sums the human condi tion up nicely, wouldnt you say? Either we continue as we have (destroying the environment) or we modify our behaviors, creating a more sustainable human pres ence on Mother Earth. Its amazing to me that what ought to be obvious to the most casual (even uninformed) observer is that we are wreaking havoc on that which cre ated and sustains us, planet Earth. Why is that? is a legitimate question. I believe in global warming. To the degree (ha! No pun intended) that it is a factor of human activity and is debatable only to those who do not rely on science in their decision-making. As badto meas global warming is, is the worldwide loss of habitat and species. I think it would have been more effec tive to drive home (to the general public) since Earth Day 1970 the loss of plant and animal diversity on the planet rather than the ultimate focus on global warming. The loss of some dewy-eyed (anthropomor phized) little creature as a result of human troleum development, urban growth, etc.) is a far more understandable, emotional and effective hook than rising CO2 levels. But even that approachplaying the dead animal cardis questionable as demonstrated by the fact that 96 elephants are allegedly slaughtered every day in Africa for their ivory. And that the carnage continues unabated. At some point there will be no more tears. Earlier, I asked, Why are we wreak ing such environmental havoc on planet Earth? I am actually a little more under standing of my fellow man on this issue. Approximately 250 years ago in the blink of an eye historically speaking the Industrial Revolution began and man and his relationship to nature radically changed. Its only been in the last 50 years or so that humankind has realized what an unequivocal pox we are on the environ ment. But in the time it took to recognize this incontestable fact, the population of the planet soared to 7 billion on the way to 9 billion people this century. So what do we do? What can we realis tically do? How do you save whats left of the planet when so many are bellying-up to the feeding trough, the bar wanting fed? Not only fed but driven around in airconditioned cars to their vacation homes with 2.5 toaster ovens and hot water on demand? Every human being on the planet wants exactly what the middle class in America takes as its birthright. And I do not fault anyone for that. We know what were doing the envi ronmental destruction of our home yet we mustnt become disillusioned. Despair, while an understandable response, is not a solution. We must act together; and we can on Nov. 4. Vote for Amendment 1 (The Water and Land Conservation Amendment) to the Florida Constitution. Its an amendment that without any tax increases helps protect Floridas rivers, springs and beaches. It will help keep our drinking water safe. It is not a cure for all that ails Floridas environment, but its a moral step an appropriate step in the right direction. And that, dear reader, is where any jour ney or solution begins. Please take this step with me. Vote for Amendment 1. A moral step for a better tomorrow 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! We live on a lake. It is not the biggest lake. Its not the smallest lake. It is just our lake. For 35 years this conspicuous puddle has brought us sunrises that lead to good days, many of them more than good. B.w. and I have found much happiness in this uncomplicated setting, a setting that is imbued with my premature thanks when I look at it as the scene of whatever else good is in store for us in our future. For many years I was an operatic tenor on many American and European stages, and I never failed before curtain-rising to stroll about the empty stage and to locate just where it was that we were to bring to life our romantic drama, what props were there and ready for us to utilize. act. I would like it to be a good act, an act of peace and harmony, but one of courage also. It should be an act in which to give thanks to all the people and things that have let me reach whatever heights Ive reached. I dont believe that one should live in the past, but successful past times have a way of generating a climate where good things can logically and comfort ably reoccur and thrive. B.w. and I have, ourselves, created most of the good things we have enjoyed. And the pattern is there for another giving, another drama of hu been my belief that the getting is not the pleasure, but rather, it is the getting there the trip that converts pleasant dreams into smiling reality. The times before b.w. and I had ever crossed our little lake and had only looked at its far side tugged at us, until our curios far shore. Bare feet in the water whenever possible, we walked around the lakeside. In Walden Pond when Thoreau said, I have traveled far in Concord, I be lieve he was referring to the meticulous care with which he acquainted himself with every leaf and blade of grass along the way. He was telling us that he hadnt missed a trick. And missed-tricks are too expensive for the curious to afford. Its hard to recall perhaps that ones mate and partner in life was once a stranger, across a room, a street, or a continent. Lying next to each other, we may suddenly realize that we had to shove a continent aside to be together. From my early college days in New England, I remember these words: Let us now be up and doing. I remember my Georgia genesis where cotton was grown, picked, and made into huge bales. As I grew into manhood, I changed geogra phies and Cottons and my new Cotton (Mather) put words in motion that urged me to get off my behind and be up and doing. I think that no American has fully explored his birthright until he acquaints himself with New England, where so much of our character, history, and litera ture came into being. Early in my Cam bridge days, I got in my old Pontiac and drove out to Lexington and Concord to see why Emersons 1837 Concord Hymn had rattled in my Confederate skull until I knew instinctively where it came from and what it was saying to me. I stood in the middle of that rude bridge that arched to Aprils breeze unfurled here once the heard round the world. That shot was up from Georgia to combat the Albion foe. Ours is a big country with a big past, one big enough to hold all of us from everywhere to be part of what is America now. One of my Eliot House roommates, Charlie from Ohio, never tired of kid ding me about my rude Georgia roots. He never missed a chance to insert a few sophomoric digs about Georgia woman hood. To the end, I never revealed to him my limited experience in such things else all of his ability to be my observant tormentor would have vanished. Charlie, an excellent amateur pianist, was more than a bit overweight, and many of us wondered when he would ever get himself into that shape which leads men to success in attracting women. He succeeded in both, and years later I rejoiced to see him at a class reunion where he grilled me about singing opera in Italy, Germany and France. Charlie went home to Ohio soon after our reunion, walked and dropped dead of a heart attack. Do we ever consider the full implications of the words good bye(God be with ye) when we say them to a friend whom we hope and expect to see again in the near future? Lakeside musings 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.
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Impeccably-main OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLACE Saturday: 1459 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando, FL 32814 Work/Live | 3,259 SF | $450,000 Currently the only available Work/Live unit available in Baldwin Park! Fantastic opportunity to own this all-in-one of fice, townhome, and guest apartment. Ground floor office has great street presence, conveniently located to Baldwin Parks downtown center with shops and dining, and comes complete with reception area, half bath, and three private offices. Two-story, three bedroom, two and one-half-bath town home with updated kitchen, including stainless steel appliances, an open floor plan, and master bedroom with en suite. Above the attached two-car garage is a charming guest suite that could be used as an income-producing rental, as it comes with its own full kitchen, living room, sizeable one-bedroom with large walk-in closet, and full bath. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 12-2 PM Sunday: 610 Genius Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 5 BR | 6 BA | 5,500 SF | $1,895,000 Stunning French Provincial, five bed room estate in prestigious Windsong. This elegant two story home has gor geous Australian pine floors and crown molding throughout. Welcoming foyer is open to the formal dining and living room with French doors that overlook the pool and a beautiful fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counters, integrated refrigerator, double oven, island with gas cooktop and breakfast bar, and built-in desk all overlooking the spacious family room. The large master retreat with French doors overlooking the pool area and a lavish master bath with dual sinks, jetted tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. Also, this home has a first floor guest suite with full bath, and a sophisticated office with custom tasteful built-ins and seating area. There are three large bedrooms, each with its own spacious closet, a bonus room and open loft all on the second floor. Fabulous fenced backyard features covered lanai, outdoor grill and sparking pool and spa. Professionally landscaped by Keller outdoor and meticulously maintained. Windsong is one of Winter Parks most exclusive neighborhoods and features two community pools, water park and access to the Winter Park chain of lakes. Excellent schools and just minutes to Park Avenue and downtown Orlando! 2390 Temple Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Lori Godbold, Audra Wilks & JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company 6634 The Landings Drive, Belle Isle, FL 32812 sold by Gwyn Clark with Kelly Price & Company 1620 Chinook Trail, Maitland, FL 32751 sold by Kase C. Ellers with Kelly Price & Company 251 W. Reading Way, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Kelly L. Price & Kelly Price & Company 716 Kiwi Circle, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company 1781 Killarney Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jenni Sloan with Kelly Price & Company 1729 Elizabeths Walk, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Jennifer King & Pa mela Ryan with Kelly Price & Company OBSERVER Just Sold Homes Nancy Bagby Team 1203 Charming St, Maitland $283,000. 10/16/2014 Kelly Maloney 422 Haverlake Cir, Apopka $197,000. 10/17/2014 LauraLyn Lane 5710 Jacqulyn Drive, Zellwood $140,000. 10/17/2014 Kim Galloway 1860 Thunder bird Trail, Maitland $205,000. 10/21/2014 Catherine DAmico 3125 Nichol son Dr, Winter Park $199,900. 10/24/2014 Catherine DAmico 6091 Lin neal Beach, Apopka $1,250,000. 10/22/2014 Scott Hillman 1040 Mayfield Ave., Winter Park $900,000. 10/22/2014 Shirley Jones 1009 Sherrington Rd, Orlando $170,000. 10/24/2014 Shirley Jones 1127 Thunder Trail, Mai tland $280,000. 10/24/2014 Patty Munsey 934 Boardman St, Or lando $340,000. 10/24/2014 Jeff & Barbara Friedman 33512 Ter ragona Dr, Sorrento $168,500. 10/27/2014 Nancy Bagby Team 2059 Woodlawn Dr, Orlando $869,900. 10/22/2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS GHOST PHOTOGRAPHY SLIDESHOW Oct 29 Weds & Oct 31 Fri, 6-730pm, $15/person. Winter Park Civic Center. Celebrate Halloween with a fascinating presentation of spirit photography by Marcia Gervase. Vortexes, ectoplasm. Everything you wanted to know about ghosts but were afraid to ask! Limited seating. Reservations highly recom mended. thepsychicexperience@yahoo. com Marcia Gervase 407-739-1868 Real Estate Auction Luxurious Custom 3-Story Pool Home on 4.58+/Acres. 7pm, Wednesday, November 12. On-Site: 3020 Crews Lake Drive, Lakeland, FL. PREVIEW: Sunday, No vember 2 from 1 4 PM. Higgenbotham Auctioneers, Ltd. Inc. 800-257-4161, higgenbotham.com. M.E. Higgenbotham, FL Lic. #AU305 AB158, 10% Buyers Premium EDUCATION AIRLINE CAREERS Start Here Get FAA certified with hands on training in Aviation Maintenance. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-5838 HEALTH & MEDICAL Attention Viagra Users! VIAGRA 100mg, CIALIS 20mg. 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99. No Prescription Needed! Discreet Shipping, Call Now 1-800-224-0305. 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Call Ann 407-2931934. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Nancy Bagby Team 1203 Charming St, Maitland $283,000. 10/16/2014 (1.888.426.6632)Find a lower price? Well match it! Also, at Connect Hearing you automatically get personal, ongoing support for the lifetime of your hearing aid with Connect Advantage including: PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE Stay Connected. Call or visit us today!1.888.4CONNECTconnecthearing.com*Certain types of hearing loss may require a hearing aid model that is not appropriate for the Two Week Free Trial. See center for details. Lyric excluded. As a member of the Connect Hearing network, if we dont already have the lowest price, we will match any valid competitor quote or advertised price on hearing aids within 60 days of purchase. 0% nancing oer is subject to credit approval. 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French doors open to a wraparound porch on this end unit on quiet street. Elevator in the building. Walk to town. Furniture is optional. $314,000 SUNDAY 12-3 TOTALLY RENOVATED 1849 Loch Berry, Winter Park 3BR/2BA, 1,530SF. Renovated, taste fully designed, 3 bedroom split plan with large master. Oversized 2 car garage. Re-plumbed and renovated with new hot water heater, plumbing and electrical fix tures. New AC system. Remodeled kitch en with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Kitchen opens to living area. New flooring throughout. Inside laundry room. Master suite has double closets. New roof 2010. $374,900 CHARMING POOL HOME 1848 Loch Berry, Winter Park 3BD/2BA, 1,628SF. Located on a large corner lot. Split floor plan with spacious master suite with 2 closets. Master bath with Jacuzzi tub. Updated bathrooms. Kitchen has gas cook top and breakfast bar that opens to family and dining area. Wood-burning fireplace, French glass doors, Spanish tile, berber carpeting and double pane windows. Private fenced back yard, open patio and oversized pool. Nice storage room off 2-car carport. Just minutes to Park Ave. $329,900 WINTER PARK POOL HOME 632 Worthington Drive, Winter Park 3BR/2BA. Split bedroom plan. Hardwood floors. Brand new kitchen. Pool. $390,000 SUNDAY 1-4 INVITING BALDWIN PARK HOME 1635 Hanks Ave, Orlando 3BR/2.5BA, 2,253SF. Top-notch features and amenities. Ideal floor plan with pri vate downstairs office and open kitchen to the family room with over 20 ceilings. Large kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, pantry and break fast bar. Bamboo wood floors through out the entire home! Upstairs includes a large master suite with walk-in closet, 2 bedrooms, laundry room and a bonus loft area. Second-story balcony overlook ing the neighborhood. Ideal location. $459,900 LAKE HIGHLAND CUSTOM LAKEFRONT 625 Terrace Blvd, Orlando 4BR/4.5BA, 5,169SF. Located on beau tiful Lake Highland. This 1929 home was redesigned and reconstructed into a stunner with lakefront views from 3 levels. Spacious gourmet kitchen and great room with fireplace opening onto a large lakeside balcony. Private office off the master. Over the 2 car garage there is an in-law suite complete with its own balcony porch. Has a great covered dock. $1,750,000 NEW PRICE DOMMERICH ESTATES 1760 Tippicanoe Trail, Maitland 5BR/3.5BA, 3,520SF. New construction located in Dommerich Estates. Energy efficient and high quality craftsmanship. First floor features a master suite, guest bedroom and full bath. Second floor has 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets and a bonus room. Spacious kitchen with large island and breakfast bar. Master retreat has an open sitting area and French doors leading to backyard. Birch wood flooring, double pane windows, and cus tom landscaping. Deeded lake access to Winter Park Chain of Lakes. $740,000 HEART OF WINTER PARK 1370 Alberta Drive, Winter Park 4BD/5.5 BA, 3,595SF. Wonderful home in a tucked-away area in the heart of Winter Park. Main house with 3 bedrooms 3.5 baths and guest/in-law house with 1 liv ing room, bedroom, bath, and complete kitchen. Gourmet Kitchen opening to family room and dining room. Overlooks beautiful screened pool. 2 fireplaces. Master bedrooms downstairs with sitting room/office. 3-car garage with full bath. Lake Osceola access across the street. Beautiful landscaping. Renovation in 2003 & 2006. $859,000 TRADITIONAL STYLE HOME 453 Fletcher Pl, Winter Park 5BR/3.5BA, 3,167. Located in the heart of Winter Park. Professionally decorated with plantation shutters, crown molding and 10 ceilings. Living and dining rooms flow to the kitchen and family room out to a screened porch. Downstairs master suite with his & hers baths. Oversized lot with circular drive. $869,900 NEW LISTING 2 STORY POOL HOME 101 Cove Colony Rd, Maitland 4BR/3.5BA, 5,855SF. Home is situated on .59 acres, in a cul de sac. Walking distance to Dommerich Elementary and Maitland Middle. This 2-story home has a pool, 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and an office in the main house. The guest quarters, over the garage, has 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a kitchenette. $815,000 WONDERFUL OPEN FLOOR PLAN 2845 Breezy Meadow Rd, Apopka 4BR/2BA, 1,825SF. Open floor plan with large bedrooms and bonus room. Huge kitchen with a closet pantry. Energy star certified with double paned windows, energy star appliances, programmable thermostat and many features to keep energy bills low. Large master with bath with separate garden tub and shower $200,000 WONDERFUL BALDWIN PARK FAMILY HOME 3723 Derran Lane, Orlando 4BR/3.5BA, 3,077SF. Numerous up grades and meticulously maintained. 4 true bedrooms plus additional flex space or guest room upstairs. Downstairs of fice, separate dining room, and spacious updated kitchen. Wood floors throughout the first floor, crown molding and French doors. New interior paint, new carpet and new master bathroom with garden tub. Large attached garage and private drive way. $649,000
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