Winter Park-Maitland observer


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

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WPMOBSERVER.COM 1 9 8 9 2 0 1 4 25 YEARS USPS 00-6186 Publisher statement on page 4. VISIT WPMOBSERVER.COM SUBSCRIBE NOW! FASHIONS BIG NIGHT LIFESTYLES, 9 Eagles in district shocker Edgewater wins the whole thing SPORTS, 11 Seniors turned pool sharks Retirees unusual new pasttimes CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 COMMUNITY BULLETIN ............ 4 CALENDAR .................... 4 LIFESTYLES .................... 8 SPORTS ..................... 10 CULTURE ..................... 15 OPINIONS .................... 18 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 19 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Much of Maitland and Winter Park were seeing red as election results rolled in on Tuesday, with Republican challenger Bob Cor tes ousting incumbent Democrat State House Rep. Karen CastorDentel in District 30 and the landslide reelection of long-term Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica in District 7. Cortes has previously served as a member of the Longwood City Commission since 2009, and will replace one-term State Rep. Castor-Dentel, a former Domm erich Elementary School teacher. Inside I feel like jumping for joy We celebrate tonight and go straight back to work tomor row, Cortes said. paperwork in his hunt for the District 30 election just shortly after Castor-Dentel was elected PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE OBSERVER to keep his 20-plus year career in Washington going strong at a Republican election results watch party in Altamonte Springs Republican wave turns much of Central Florida red SARAH WILSON Observer staff Please see ELECTION on page 2 Three out of four controversial Orange County Charter amend ments were passed Tuesday night two of which potentially limit residents from putting new laws before the County Commis sion. Residents today have up until 45 days before an election to get 40,000 signatures from citizens on a proposed law. Amendment Question A, passed by 62.74 percent of the vote, pushed 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. Amendment Question B, bare ly passing by 50.8 percent, bans residents from proposing new wage and labor laws using the aforementioned process. Finally, voters passed an amendment by an overwhelming 71.49 percent to make all consti and elections supervisor non partisan posts with term limits. The lone failed amendment, Orange County amendments hit and miss TIM FREED Observer staff Please see AMENDMENTS on page 2 Winter Park residents can expect a heated election next March as at least two candidates hope to become the citys new mayor. Retired Florida Circuit Court Judge Cindy Mackinnon and Winter Park City Commissioner Steven Leary will go head-tohead for the seat held by Mayor Ken Bradley, who announced last month that he would not be seeking a third term. Both would-be candidates have already designated treasur ers for their campaigns, though PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE OBSERVER Former Florida Circuit Court Judge Cindy Mackinnon will run for Winter Park mayor. Leary, Mackinnon to ght for mayor Commissioner plans to run for Bradleys seat, as others vie for upcoming election TIM FREED Observer staff Please see MAYOR on page 2 407-740-0401 www.FirstColonyBank.netYour Real Hometown BankOn Hwy 17-92 in MaitlandMember FDIC Winter Park Recovery CenterComprehensive Drug & Alcohol Treatment Naltrexone for Alcohol & Cocaine Abuse 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 rfntbnbbbtrfntb bfnfbfnnfnfnfn rff fntb Mica wins re-election


Page 2 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer ELECTION | Castor-Dentel not done yet AMENDMENTS | Partisan push fails MAYOR | Former mayor looks to return to the City Commission in 2012, making for an extended campaign effort. Its the culmination of two years of hard work. We always knew it was going to be a tough race, said Cortes, who squeaked out the win with 51.39 percent of the vote to Castor-Dentels 48.61 percent. After consigning her loss, Cas tor-Dentel told a room full of her Maitland supports not to get rid of their campaign shirts just yet letting them know the communi ty hasnt heard the last from her. I have found my voice, and I will continue to use it regardless of the outcome, Castor-Dentel said. If they think theyve shut me down, now Im free. And well see what happens I will continue to speak for those who dont have such access to power. In the Congressional race to represent Winter Park, Rep. John Mica will return to Washington, D.C., to continue his 20-plus year tenure representing Central Flor ida in the Capitol after winning 63 percent of the vote compared to his opponents, Democrat Wes Neuman and independent Al Krulick. The important thing tomor row is to put politics aside, Mica porters clad in all-red at the Hil ton-Altamonte hotel. Weve got our work cut out for us. doesnt start until Dec. 29, leav ing plenty of time for other hope fuls to through their names into the race. Mackinnon, a Winter Park res ident for 46 years, hopes to bring stability and security to a city she believes is being eaten away at by encroaching de velopment. I dont want to let developers exploit the paradise that we have here, Mack innon said. I want development thats in keeping with the character of our town. Im running be cause I feel like weve reached a tipping point in our city. Were in danger of becoming just like any other city in any state in America. We have something unique here, which we have to preserve. She added that development along Fairbanks Avenue and Lee Road should continue, but with out encroaching on residential neighborhoods. The city needs to take charge with its tree canopy as well, Mackinnon said. We need to have a very ag gressive plan with good funding in our budget to preserve and re place our tree canopy when nec essary, she said. Mackinnon said her time as both an attorney and a circuit court judge has given her a keen ability to listen and hear all sides of an issue. She said itll be crucial to hear from residents and get behind their perspective, especially dur ing the citys visioning process that will help determine the fu ture of Winter Park. My entire professional life as a judge has been directed to ward listening respectfully and intently to all points of view and then making a decision thats in the best interest of everybody, Mackinnon said. Thats my training to do that and thats my temperament too I want to hear from everybody. It all ties in to what Mackin non believes is the most press ing issue facing the city: a lack of public trust in the local govern ment. [Residents] opinions mat ter, Mackinnon said. Its im portant for them to come to meetings, express an opinion, be heard and be respected. is very important to me. Leary declined to comment on any policy issues within the city until closer to the March election. The current city commissioner will be required to leave his seat prior to the election. Announced so far to be running for Learys soon-to-be-vacant seat on the City Commission is former Win ter Park Mayor and Commis sioner Gary Brewer, who has also already designated a treasurer to garner fundraising. Brewer served in the same seat Leary holds to day from 1982 up un til 1993, when he was elected mayor and served for a single four-year term. He be came the longest serv the citys history. I have no issue thats motivating me to run, I just love the city of Winter Park and have al ways enjoyed community ser vice, Brewer said. Ive always said that I want ed to go back to a political posi tion at some point in time. The longtime Winter Park of point of views in regards to de velopment controversy in the city, seeing things from both the developers and residents per spectives. I recognize the balance you cant overdevelop due to issues have to be considered, he said. Its a delicate balance. I think I appeal to both sides of that is sue. No other candidates have publicly announced an intent to run for Learys Commission seat. C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE Redenta Soprano Fall Floridas best season for planting! 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Page 4 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 WPMOBSERVER.COM PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 ASSOCIATE EDITORS Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 Tim Freed 407.563.7054 ARTS EDITOR Josh Garrick DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Allison Olcsvay COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Louis Roney ADVERTISING SALES David Levine 407-485-1956 Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING (Orange & Seminole Counties) Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 MEMBER OF: -Florida Press Association -Winter Park/Maitland/Goldenrod Chambers of Commerce Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Seminole Voice, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Connect. TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT GENERAL MANAGER Patti Green VICE PRESIDENTS Jereme Day USPS #00-6186 Vol. 26, No. 44 Winter Park/ Maitland Observer (ISSN 10643613) is published weekly, 52 times per year, at 1500 Park Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32835. Postage and fees paid in Orlando, FL 32835 $30 per year. Turnstile Publishing Company POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Winter Park / Maitland Observer 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, letters to the editor. Submission Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Winter Park/ Maitland Observer 2014 Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. Munster Calendar NOV. 6 Join the Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Inc. for an after-hours reception to celebrate 10 years of providing qual ity 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 hannibalsquarecommu 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 commercial lmed in Winter Park this past January, 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 resources specically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m., the ofcial program will begin. Call 407-599-3428. NOV. 8 On Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Or lando Garden Club will host a Holiday Market and Plant & Craft Sale. The Club is located at 710 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. A variety of garden plants, tropical plants, or chids, various types of jewelry, handcraft ed items, and unique and custom gifts will Community Bulletin United Arts of Central Florida seeks to help budding artists United Arts of Central Florida recently an nounced workshops to help Central Florida artists apply for Artists in Communities Grants of up to $2,500. United Arts Art ists in Communities Grants place artists in local community settings, working on projects that benet seniors, at-risk kids and other underserved groups. For more information, visit Winter Park local nabs deans list recognition Winter Park resident Jo Wolf was named to the 2014 deans list at Columbia Col leges Orlando Campus. To be named to the deans list, a student must have com pleted 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale. Chamber in search of artists The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking young artists to enter the an nual holiday art competition. Students are asked to create original illustrations of what the holidays mean to them. Winners will have their artwork digitized and print ed on vinyl banners to decorate the light poles along Morse Boulevard in downtown Winter Park. Awards will be presented in two age groups, 0-7 and 8-13, with one entry per person, please. Artwork and en try forms should be submitted to the Win ter Park Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 280, Winter Park, FL 32790 or delivered to the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., by Friday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. To download an entry form and learn more about specic rules, please visit winter or call 407-644-8281. Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00 FREE REGISTRATION 4:00 PATRIOTIC PROGRAM MAITLAND SALUTES YOU! RSVP by Nov 6th 407-647-2111 or PLEASE BRING YOUR FAMILY & JOIN US AS WE HONOR YOUR SERVICE!Hosted by Maitland Community Organizations ATTENTION VETERANS... Reception following Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Cake & Ice Cream MAITLAND MILITARY BAND all be available for sale. The event offers free admission, free parking, a free plant to early shoppers, rafe items, and lunch and refreshments available for reasonable prices. Call Faye at 407-299-5412 or Ann at 321-277-5881. Get a jump on holiday shopping during Winter Park Presbyterian Churchs annual Alternative Global Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and open again from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will take place inside Fellowship Hall at the church at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park. Nonprot organizations will be selling a variety of items, many made by artisans to sup port their families in developing countries. All funds collected by sales and donations go directly to these organizations. Cash or checks will be accepted. No credit cards, please. For more information, call 407647-1467. The IAAP Winter Park Chapter invites the public to invest in their careers and at tend an educational seminar teaching you skills Beyond the Basics from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Man agement. Explore the latest tools in event planning, learn advanced Outlook features, and learn about Prezi, the powerful, new cloud-based presentation software. UCF Professor Suzan Bunn, Computer Savvy President Lesley Lincoln, and Aviation Planner Jonathan Hand will discuss these valuable skills, which will propel your ca reer beyond the basics and into the next level. Be sure to register before the event is sold out. For more information, visit The Winter Park crew boosters are having a fundraiser at the Winter Park Crew Boat house on Saturday, Nov. 8. Fine wine, de licious food, a bonre by the lake, and live jazz all transform the boathouse into a magical setting to make new and revive old friendships. The event is open to the public and of special interest to any for mer or collegiate rowers who would enjoy meeting and getting involved in a huge source of pride to Winter Park. For more in formation, call Barbara at 407-628-8070. 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 streetpainting 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 pre sented to winners from adult, high school and middle school categories. Winners will be announced from the main stage in Cen tral Park at 5 p.m. To participate and chalk in the event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and requires ap plication in advance for all categories via email at chalkfestivalcoordinator@ymail. com. For more information, call 407-5993275. NOV. 9 Members from the Maitland community will celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Cen ter at 641 S. Maitland Ave. All veterans, service men and women, their family, and their guests are welcome to participate. Beginning at 4 p.m., the program will fea ture a military-style colors ceremony, per formances from the Maitland Military Band and a special guest speaker. A reception follows the program and hamburgers, hot dogs, cake, and ice cream will be served. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by calling 407-647-2111 or logging on to NOV. 15 The International Community School is hosting their second annual Bizarre Ba zaar on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in their gymnasium. The Bizarre Ba zaar is a marketplace lled with items crafted by local artisans as well as mer chandise provided by local businesses. You can spend your time walking through the gymnasium and enjoy browsing more than 70 high quality vendors. An entry fee of $5 for entrance to the event will be taken at the door or you can buy your tickets in ad vance. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, visit ONGOING The Morse Museum s six-month sea son of free Friday nights begins anew next Friday, Nov. 7. Hours from November through April will now be: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday (with free admission from 4 to 8 p.m.); and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Friday nights during the holiday and spring seasons, the museum will also have live music for ve consecutive weeks, along with gal lery tours and special programs on select dates. A complete schedule of events is available online at


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Page 6 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER Nov. 10 City Commission meeting There will be a City Commis sion meeting Monday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 S. Park Ave. For the most up-to-date agen da, please visit cityofwinterpark. org under Whats New. Below are a few topics of interest: Non-Action Items 2014 Consent Agenda 13, 2014. ders, purchases and formal solici tations (for a complete listing visit City Commission meeting due to the Christmas holiday. the parking easement agreement with BFC Park Avenue, LLC for the Welbourne Avenue/Center Street compactor site. Action Items Requiring Discussion scope of services for visioning ade Program Public Hearings nance authorizing the conveyance of the city-owned property located at 300 N. Pennsylvania Ave. First reading of the ordinance to vacate a utility easement at 1245 Orange Ave. reading of the ordinance to vacate a utility easement at 500 W. Morse Blvd. amending the Fiscal Year 2014 ad opted budget. proposed All Aboard Florida intercity passenger rail service be tween downtown Miami and the Orlando International Airport amended and restated develop ment order for the Ravaudage de velopment. Ltd. and American Land Ventures Inc.: Approval of setback amend of the proposed six-story, 296-unit apartment project. Remember, if you are unable to attend City Commission meetings, you can watch them live, gavel-togavel as they happen. During the meeting, simply log on to cityof to easily ness. 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, 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, Cof fee & Wine Bar. CoffeeTalk is held at the Welcome Center located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. For more infor mation, please call 407-599-3428. Get rid of your bulky items The city of Winter Park is pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Cleanup during the month of No vember is just in time for the holi day season. This large-item pickup service will provide a bonus day on which Waste Pro, the citys solid waste service provider, will pick up old furniture, broken ap pliances, and other bulky items. To take advantage of this con venient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m., on the evening before their second scheduled garbage and trash pickup day during their des ignated cleanup week. If you live north of the Fairbanks/Aloma av enues corridor, your bonus pickup day will be Thursday, Nov. 6, or Friday, Nov. 7. If you live south of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues cor ridor, your bonus pick-up day will be Thursday, Nov. 13, or Friday, Nov. 14. Please note: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are not included in the Fall Cleanup. For more information regarding Winter Parks Annual Fall Cleanup or additional information regard ing Waste Pro services, please call 407-774-0800. Chalk the Walk in Central Park The citys Parks & Recreation Department 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-paint ing festival, but unique in that the sidewalks of beautiful Central Park will become the canvas on cent works of chalk art. The event is open to spectators all day. Prizes for the show totaling $2,500 will be presented to win ners from adult, high school and middle school categories. Winners will be announced from the main stage in Central Park at 5 p.m. To participate and chalk in the event is free and open to the public. For more information regarding Chalk the Walk, please call 407599-3275. Ice rink opens Nov. 14! Beginning Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, through Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, the city of Winter Park will bundle up once again for Winter in the Park, the citys annual holiday ice skating rink, presented by the Community Redevelopment Agency. The rink is located in Cen tral Park West Meadow at 150 N. New York Ave. in downtown Win ter Park. Opening weekend, Satur day, Nov. 15, and Sunday, Nov. 16, will feature fun and exciting pro motional giveaways! are invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn at Winter in the Park during the following hours: to 9 p.m. See for ex tended school holiday hours. Snow angels are invited to skate all day for only $12 per skater (skate rental included). For a bliz zard of 20 or more people, some cool group discounts are available for all this frigid fun. If you are in terested in bringing your whole ig loo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corpo rate holiday gatherings, the rink is available for rental opportunities. Advance reservations are required for private party and group events to avoid an icy avalanche of skat ers at the rink. Holiday music, games, carol around you as you enjoy Winter in the Park. For more information, please call 407-599-3203 or visit on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on Vimeo. Ready to chalk the walk


Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 7 Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Thank you, Maitland, for join ing us early on a chilly Saturday morning for a scenic 1.3-mile walk for the third annual Mayors Sole Challenge. Walkers enjoyed breakfast of fruit, granola bars and bagels and coffee donated by our local Einstein Bagels. They also enjoyed fresh fruit smooth ies powered by Healthy Central Floridas blender bikes. Children enjoyed face painting, obstacle courses, and a rock-climbing tow er. The brief program included remarks from Maitland Mayor Howard A. Schieferdecker, May or Bruce B. Mount of Eatonville, and Mayor Ken Bradley of Win ter Park. Additionally, Bo Outlaw of the Orlando Magic and a great DJ had the crowd dancing and dance-walking their way around Maitland and Lake Lily. The Mayors Sole Challenge is organized and presented annually by Healthy Central Florida. This is tland and by all accounts it was a great success. Jill Hamilton Buss, executive director of Healthy Central Florida, said, The city of Maitland did a great job sup porting this event and bringing out the most walkers 181 in all! That was more than any other city. However, the winner of the $2,500 prize for parks, health, and well ness programs is determined by a percentage of town participa tion. So, Eatonville, the smallest of the three communities, won for the third year in a row by bring ing out nearly six percent of their total residents to walk, including 96-year-old Ms. Dinkins. Healthy Central Florida is a communitybased initiative created and sup ported by Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Founda tion. HCF helps local commu nities embrace policies and pro grams that seek to create and encourage a cul ture of health and wellness. Maitland Salutes Its Veterans Members from the Maitland community invite veterans, servi cepersons, their family, and guests to a Veterans Day celebration on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center at 641 S. Maitland Ave. A formal program begins at 4 p.m. The program will feature a military-style colors ceremony, performances from the Maitland Military Band and a guest speaker. A reception follows the program with all-American fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, cake, and ice cream. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register by calling 407-647-2111 or logging on to maitlandciviccenter. com. Alternatively, registration be gins at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. November Friday Flicks at the Maitland Senior Center The Maitland Senior Center serves seniors 55 and older with classes, activities, and free movies on Fridays. Sign up for a Friday movie by calling 407-539-6251. Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. Bears (G): 78 minutes Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG13): 135 minutes Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. Blended (PG-13): 117 minutes There will be no movie on Nov. 28. The Senior Center will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving. For more informa tion about program ming at the Maitland Senior Center, please visit Save the date for Season of Light The city of Maitland Leisure Services will present Season of Light on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. for 7 p.m. Join us for this Maitland holiday tradition. Dont forget. . The Maitland Farmers Market is Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Check itsmymait for a list of over 30 ven dors and market updates. Thanks for accepting the Mayors Sole Challenge PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF MAITLAND Hundreds came out for the Mayors Sole Challenge including, 181 Maitlanders. Oviedo Branches:156 Geneva Drive, 407-365-6611 8305 Red Bug Lake Road, 407-366-4868Winter Park Branch: 7250 Aloma Avenue, 407-679-7000Longwood Branch: 410 Myrtle Street, A Real GEM of a Bank, CHOOSE CITIZENS BANK OF FLORIDA. CHOOSE CITIZENS BANK OF FLORIDA. IF YOU NEEDIF YOU NEED Fran Hayes VP/Residential Lender NMLS #461675 Cell: 407-353-0183 fhayes@mycb.comFran Hayes has worked closely with us on several nancial transactions including the renancing of our commercial building at a much lower rate as well as our home mortgage. We love the fact that when you bank with Citizens Bank of Florida they do not just consider your nances but also actually get to know you. We love dealing with a local community bank as they are responsive to our needs and work in partnership with us to help us grow. Fran and Citizens Bank of Florida are real gems in our community.-John & Shawn Przeclawski, owners of Monarch Jewelry, Inc. You too can experience tailored nancial solutions, a prompt response, and impeccable service from bankers who understand the area which we all call home, plus: Pictured above (left to right): John & Shawn Przeclawski, Owners of Monarch Jewelry, Inc., Fran Hayes, VP Citizens Bank of Florida*Subject to credit approval Kenneth Bryant Painting 407-463-5111


Page 8 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer In the hurried and passionate tones of a man with a lot to say and little time to say it, Rep. John Mica stood on the platform of the Winter Park SunRail station and gave Rollins Democracy Project students a history lesson on the commuter rail system he helped secure as the former Chairman of the House Transportation and In frastructure Committee. Mica was there at the invita tion of the Democracy Project, whose members in a recent poll indicated that they wanted to know more about how the U.S. government funds transportation projects and what is being done to increase mass transit. The students were offered a unique chance to meet Mica and ride on SunRail alongside the con gressman. With candor and a fair dose of humor, he explained how money collected from gasoline taxes (18.4 cents of every dollar) goes into the highway trust fund, which in turn helps to fund mass transit systems like SunRail. He shared with them the strug gles Congress has in fully funding the highway trust fund, in part due to more fuel economic vehi cles. Todays cars av erage about 23 mpg and each year cars are going farther and paying less, so theres less money going into the trust fund, Mica said. Right now, were down about $12 to $15 million, Ill say. So thats one of the dilemmas I havewhere do If you raise taxes, youre no longer in dont like you, Mica said, earning a laugh. He explained that new trans portation projects including the expansion of I-4 are using a fund ing model that goes back to our founding fathers. They will be using a com bination of public and private funding, just as they used in the earliest days of road building, he said. You cant do projects like this [SunRail] or the interstate with just a few dollars and a commit ment for a year; youve got to have a more dependable long term stream of funding. The twenty miles of expansion of I-4 is an example of new funding, Mica said. As for improving mass transit, Mica explained that 20 cents of ev ery transportation-funding dollar goes to states that operate some form of mass transit. In the past, we [Florida] were screwed, because there was no mass transit here, now that money is coming back here, he said. With more money coming in for mass transit, Mica expressed the hope that SunRail will be able to expand and eventually spread to Orlando International Airport and points east and west across the region. As the train was about to ar rive, Mica joked with the students saying, You know more than most members of Congress now. Mica rode with the group as far as Florida Hospital, where they disembarked to learn about nearby volunteer and internship opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House and the Orlando Science Center. The next stop was downtown Orlando where they learned about similar opportuni ties within easy reach by SunRail. Many of the students had never been to down town Orlando and were surprised at how conve nient it was to take Sun Rail to get there. In Chicago, we have the L, but they are gross; this is much nicer and easier to use, said freshman Hannah Friedle. Many students ap preciated learning about SunRail directly from the con gressman as well. I was really impressed by the amount of information and it was great to meet the people respon sible for bringing SunRail here, said sophomore Sam Wall. It was our hope that students would come away with a better understanding of the democratic process and I think we accom plished that, said My Tien Doan, the Democracy Projects student coordinator. Lifestyles PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE OBSERVER U.S. Rep. John Mica gave Rollins students a ride and a lesson about how tax money becomes transportation. A lesson in a history and future on the rails Rollins students learn the ins and outs of govt transportation ALLISON OLCSVAY Observer staff Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 8 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 HAPPY HOUR NOVEMBER 135:30 7:30 p.m. Winter Park VillageBENEFICIARY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!$20 in advance / $25 at the door WIN TER P ARK VIL LAGE FEED NEED A COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA. WINTER PARK HUNGER


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Page 10 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer After one of the tougher con ference games on their schedule, the Knights hit the road last week for what was expected to be the easiest, with a shot at taking sole possession of the AAC title. They were wrong. A year after handing UConn their biggest blowout of the 2013 season, UCF fell in an upset shocker that shook up the AAC standings and left the Knights searching for answers. The UConn Huskies dominat ed the Knights Nov. 1 in a rainsoaked game that set precedents for UCF losing to a winless con ference team and giving up inter ceptions. UConn, which went into the game as a predicted 12-point underdog and hadnt scored more than 21 points all season, won 3729. It was a game of mistakes, UCF head coach George OLeary told after the game. You cant do the things we did out there. Knights quarterback Justin Holman threw a career-worst four interceptions for 72 yards, cou pled with a missed Shawn Mof of their scores in the game. Those scores would prove the difference. Holman would complete just more than half his pass attempts for 228 yards, while running back Will Stanback had a career day, posting 141 yards on the ground. The Knights defensive failings seemingly were the most glaring, giving up the most points they have all season except in their blowout loss to Missouri on Sept. 13, and allowing the turning point in the game. At one point in the third quarter, when the Knights led 21-17, the Knights defense fell apart, allowing three unanswered UConn touchdowns in the span time. A 50-yard drive in the fourth quarter capped off by a two-point conversion boosted the Knights hopes of a second comeback in the game. But after forcing a punt and getting the ball back with a short an offensive pass interfer ence call that destroyed 15 yards of momentum and put them at third down with 20 yards to go. Justin Holman pulled off a short pass, but couldnt connect with Josh Reese on fourth and 16. The unexpected loss dropped the Knights out of sole possession of the conference lead, putting them at 5-3 overall and 3-1 in American Athletic Conference play. They also snapped numerous win ning streaks in the process. The Knights had never lost in an AAC game. The Knights win two weeks ago against Temple was the biggest of the year for the Knights, who went into their fourth Ameri can Athletic Conference game on top of the conference standings. Theyll now be looking for a way to recover after the UConn loss. UConn was at the bottom of that same AAC ladder; theyre now at 2-6 overall and 1-4 in con ference play. UConns only win this season before the Knights was 19-16 against FCS school Stony Brook. Had the Knights beaten UCo tie at the top of the AAC as they have the led outright, with three of the AAC teams with the worst combined records facing them in the next three weeks with the lux ury of a throwaway loss available to them. Instead, with the AACs stron gest standings leaders Cincin nati and East Carolina facing each other on Nov. 13 and either winner having a lighter schedule going forward one more UCF loss would shift the mathemati cal odds of the Knights winning an AAC title outright (and getting the conferences top bowl bid) strongly against them. If the Knights have another AAC loss by the time they face ECU on Dec. 4, their AAC season may already be over. Having al ready defeated Houston, and bar ring late-season collapses by Cin cinnati and ECU, if the Knights can defeat their next three oppo nents, based on AAC tiebreaker rules, theyll likely still have to beat ECU to gain the BCS bid. The Knights best shot math ematically at winning the cham pionship now rests on them de feating Tulsa, SMU and USF in succession and then facing their biggest game of the year on the road at ECU and winning. The Knights have a bye week this week before hosting Tulsa at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Bright House. Sports ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The last two times UCF has faced Tulsa, theyve lost. Theyll need to break the streak Nov. 14. Knights look to recover from UConn shocker Face must-win situations against Tulsa, AAC rivals ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff Presented by: Supported by: Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hosts its monthly breakfast program featuring Easy access to high quality patient care. Learn more about the new 7,500 sq. ft. Winter Park facility focused on delivering a broad range of care for all ages, staffed by Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians. 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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 11 A season that started out with a streak and high hopes may al ready have ended with the Winter Park Wildcats out of the football playoffs, but they took it out on Cypress Creek Oct. 31. The Wildcats would whip up more offense than theyve had since early September with a 46-6 drubbing of the Bears. That would give the Bears their 10th loss of the season, while pushing the Wildcats up to 5-4 overall. For the Wildcats, who started the season with a string of wins and looked set to dominate the district, its better luck next year. play, well out of the playoffs. They play a tough Dr. Phillips team at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Showalter Edgewater 7-2 on the season and with a 6A District 10 title under their belts after shocking offensive power house South Lake in a 55-44 win. Craig Rucker ran for a 67-yard kickoff return, then blasted his way into the end zone for a more than 50-yard run to help add to the score. The Eagles would allow 327 yards by South Lake, putting up 429 yards of their own. But it was no use when turnovers were factored in. The wild shootout would end with even the losing team gain ing nearly 500 yards on offense, as the teams compiled the major the Eagles had 48 points, which is more than theyd scored in any complete game this season. The win left the Eagles with the 6A District 10 championship and catapulted them into the postsea son on a six-game winning streak, including a shocker 46-42 win over perennial football power house Apopka on Oct. 23. The Eagles play Boone at 7:30 son at home before heading to the postseason. Wildcats whipped, Eagles district champs ISAAC BABCOCK Observer staff The GFWC, Oviedo Womans Club will be holding its 41st annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Lawton House and Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo. This year over 400 arts and crafts vendors will be selling items that are perfect for gifts or Christmas presents. Visit the Food Court and Entertainment area behind the school where children can make their own snow cones in the Kids Area. There will be food vendors and the whole family can relax under the covered pavilion enjoying the music which will range from jazz to rock and roll. Be sure to stop by the Country Store Caf where homemade baked goods and singleserving items such as a slice of pie or cake can be purchased. The clubs famous Bean Soup will be available and this year the club will offer the ingredients in decorated mason jars that can be used as Christmas presents. Great Day in the Country 2014 will mark the 20th year of the Student Art Fest with work from art students in our local schools. The art will be on display and awards of $2,200 will be presented during Opening Ceremonies at 10 am. Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival is the clubs major fundraiser. Over the past decade, the club has awarded over $545,000 for scholarships, school grants and chari table organizations. Last year over 60,000 attended this event. Admission is free. Parking at Oviedo High School is free and a shuttle bus will take people to and from the school. For more information visit our website at or contact Country Store and Country Store Caf Sponsor Main Stage Sponsor Title Sponsor Bean Soup Sponsor Presenting Sponsor rfntbfn NOVEMBER SPECIAL START TODAY FOR $49 r rfrntffb tttt fnbb t ff nf ttt fn ftnnf ffn PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER Cowboy culture and ne wine hit the hay at Cows n Cabs on Oct. 25 in Winter Park. The Funky Blue Messiahs, right, entertained the crowd. Cows n Cabs Cows n Cabs


Page 12 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer A look inside Winter Park Villages new vintage marketplace Adjectives Market Vintage lovers rejoice because Adjectives Market, Central Floridas premiere vintage marketplace, has at their newest location in Winter Park Village! tage heaven, with more than 6,000 square feet of care from over 100 local pickers, craftspeople and artisans! see! Adjectives Market will open Did you know? Village is home to such charitable events such as Chamber of Commerce will host their annual fallThis fun fall evening will feature drinks and appetiz vorite Winter Park Village restaurants, plus live enter tainment and a fun photo wide effort to raise funds Bank of Central Florida this this great cause! To register WPV Voice Winter Park Village gift cards now available at self-serve kiosk located in the breezeway near White House Black Market 407.571.2700 | Ulta Soma Pier 1 Loft White House Black Market WINTER P ARK VILLAGE Carmen Davis of Windermere is wearing clothes from White House Black Market and accessories from Coldwater Creek. Shop ShopWPV2014_9.25x11.125.indd 1 2/10/14 10:27 PM PHOTOS BY WINTER PARK VILLAGE A slice of vintage heaven




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Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 15 Nov. 7 to 16 The John Goring Memorial One-Act Series Hosted by Chuck Dent and David Strauss, and presented by the Playwrights Round ing Memorial One Act Series will present three new oneact plays at the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. The plays, by member playwrights include: Entree Gold by John Minigan and directed by Chuck Dent; From Fear to Eternity by Tony Pelham; and Mans Best Friend by Rod McFad den. Call 407-761-2683 or email 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. 8 the public is invited to take self-guided tours through Orlandos brand new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, exploring 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 drphillipscenter. org Nov. 8 Sheryl Crow in free concert celebrating the Seneff Arts Plaza They call it the Peoples Lawn, and the new Dr. Phillips Center will present its open space to the public with a free concert by Sher yl Crow on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. Crow has sold more than 35 million albums around the world, has released eight studio albums (seven chart ing top-10), a quadruple-plati num greatest hits collection and a Christmas album. Ms. Crow is coming to Orlando to help us celebrate our new Performing Arts Center, and its free! Access to a climate-controlled hospital ity area is offered at a ticketed price. Nov. 8 The sixth annual Gingerbread Run for Give Kids the World The Ginger bread 5K Run is set for Nov. 8 at Give Kids the World in Kissimmee. The race invites the public in side the 70-acre story-book re sort to meet the families they are helping support, lead ing participants through a fantasyland into the worlds largest Candy Land game. Last years event raised over $165,000 and this years goal is to generate $190,000 to ening illnesses. For information, visit or Nov. 8 The Orlando Philharmonic presents Midori & Berlioz Continuing its search for Orlandos next music direc tor, the Orlando Philharmonic presents conductor Steven Jarvi in a concert of Romantic favor ites. Opening with the heroic Wagners Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, and featuring in ternationally 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 give our support back to our super-talented orchestra. The date is Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-7700071 or visit Nov. 9 Maitland honors veterans with Maitland Salutes You! The annual Maitland Salutes Veterans event is set for Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 16 Takeout Available 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 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER SHERYL CROW Discover the dierence call for a tour today! 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 407-295-3888 2826 Shader Rd. Orlando, 32808 407-295-3888 B oarding Dog Daycare Hydrotherapy Fitness Canine Massage and more... B oarding Dog Daycare Hydrotherapy Fitness Canine Massage and more... VETERANS DAY


Page 16 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Center on the Lake. All veterans and their families are invited to join with community partner organizations in Maitland who are working together to make this a special day for area Veter ans including a variety of activi ties and performances. Veterans and their families can RSVP to the Maitland Civic Center by calling 407-647-2111. Nov. 9 to 12 Free Family Day at the Mennello Museum Every second Sunday (Nov. 9 this month) is Free Family Day at the Mennello Museum with age-appropriate activities and free admission. Theres a make-and-take craft station and docents available to give mini-tours of the museum for the kids (and parents too). Director/Curator Frank Holt new exhibit The Taos Society of Artists. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, Mr. Holt will of fer the special opportunity to enjoy coffee with the director, after which he will lead a Walk & Talk through this beautiful exhibit. Reservations suggested. Visit or call 407-246-4278. CULTURE | Want to get the kids interested in art? Its Free Family Day at Orlandos Mennello Museum C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Rooted & grounded in Jesus Christ. The Learning Tree is a Ministry of First Baptist Church of Winter ParkWe offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-Round, Preschool Classes, Summer Camp, and much more! 1021 New York Avenue N., Winter Park, Florida 32789 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 41 years of service this year. FLORIDA TRAFFIC INFOA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) CALL 511 VISIT FL511.COM MOBILE APP TWITTER MIDORI & BERLIOZ Please see CULTURE on next page MarvelUniverseLive .com@MarvelOnT our 2014 MARVE L 28647 0Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster .com 800-745-3000 Ve nue Box OfceTickets Star t at $20!Restrictions, exclusions and additional charges may apply. Subject to availability. DEC. 5 7Amway Center Fri. Sat. Sun. DEC. 5 7:30 PM DEC. 6 11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM DEC. 7 11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM LILLIAN VERKINS


Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 17 Nov. 14 to 23 The Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art Each year, the Council of 101s Festival of Trees kicks off Central Floridas holiday season by turning the Orlando Museum of Art into a wonder land of holiday elegance with decorated trees, wreaths, gin gerbread creations, and holiday the museum. The prize draw ings and Toyland Town activity area are all part of this popular childrens art education pro grams. An opening night festival gala called A Tartan Affaire will be held on Nov. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. (black tie optional) cocktails and entertainment. Visit Nov. 14 to Jan. 11 Winter in the Park Holiday Ice Skating Rink This holiday season, the city of Winter Park will host its sixth annual Winter in the Park Holi day Ice Skating Rink in Central Park from Nov. 14 to Jan. 11. Its a little bit of winter inside the tent no matter the temperature outside. Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association as they spread holiday cheer to skaters and spectators. Visit win or call 407-644-8281. Nov. 14 to 23 Classic Irish Theater at Seminole State College Its jealousy and murder in Ireland, when young Christy Mahon stumbles into a tavern telling tales of having murdered his own father. Rather than condemn his actions, the towns people take a morbid interest in Christys stories leading to surprising plot twists. The Playboy of the Western World is a classic 1907 drama by John Millington Synge, and it will be performed by the Theater Department at Seminole State College from Nov. 14 to 23. Reservations are recommended. Call 407-708-2040, ext. 3. Nov. 14 to Dec. 19 Art exhibit features work by Lillian Verkins An opening reception begin ning at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 will introduce the art exhibit FLUX featuring Lillian Verkins acryl ics and mixed media paintings at the Rose Gallery in Daytona Beach. Lillian earned her bach elor of arts degree and bachelor ing and photography from UCF in 1987, and since 2004, the paintbrush has replaced her camera. Lillian says, It is my meditation place as I evolve, so should my art in this multifaceted world. The reception and exhibit are free to the public. Call 386-736-3039. CULTURE | The Orlando Museum of Art turns into a colorful holiday wonderland for the Festival of Trees C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at or 407-522-3906. The insurance Package Policy for Home & Auto is underwritten by Auto Club Insurance Company of Florida (ACICF). Applies to site-built homes only, and availability is subject to meeting underwriting criteria. *Discount applies to select auto coverages only and is based on number of years as a AAA Member. 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Page 18 | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinions EDITORIAL CARTOON Chris Jepson Perspectives It seems like were at that point in the movie when all the minor actors have been dispatched (killed, lost, buried) and the stars bloodied and bruised sidekick, on bended knee, is recounting how it all began. The screen fades and slowly reopens to a bright spring day once, not so long ago when the prevailing fra grance of hope and possibility perfumed the air. I am not so egotistical or certain of my positions (opinions) as to be unable to entertain the opposing argument. I have personal beliefs regarding human conduct that are based on observation and research as well as genet ics (evolution ary human development). Were tribal as a species, for example, because cooperating in small family-centered units trumped the iso lated outlier or those groups of individu als incapable of altruism. That humanity will muddle through is not in question. We are, as my sister suggests, nasty, yet resourceful little speak here of our American experiment in democracy. Why would we think, by way of il lustration, that if we allowed corporations the same right to speech as people that in evitably human speech would become of secondary importance. That if any amount of money could be anonymously invested in securing electoral victory those who have will inevitably get it all. Out-of-state conservative groups re cently poured a massive amount of money into a central Missouri judicial election in order to secure a judiciary more favor able to business interests. To paraphrase a tried and true maxim: Them that gots the power makes da rules. That our democracy can be so brazenly hijacked by special interests is not a par disappointment is with an electorate incapable of focusing-on and voting its own interests and, more importantly, by not insisting that our democracy, our elec toral process remain free, open and fair. Allowing corporations (and individuals) ungodly amounts of anonymous money into our electoral system is unquestion ably as stupid as shooting ones self in the to the body politic as, well, just another business-as-usual day in America. Exactly. But the problem with our democracy is much larger. This past Halloween evening I sat on the street with neighbors and while wait ing for trick-or-treaters I casually posed to the group of adults that if we (human ity) have made such a mess of the planet with 7 billion people, how is it wise public policy for the planets population to grow North America the lower 48 states helped by growing Americas population included looking out 50 years, what could we do from a national public policy perspective to manage our population growth and develop a sustainable econo my, I was accused of wanting to limit the number children people could have. Sigh. Long before there is a solid suburban sprawl from Atlanta to New York City, before America has been completely auctioned-off our assets and resources plundered, Americas democracy will have been appropriated by its oligarchic class. And John Q. Everyman will still be scratching his butt and wondering what time the game starts on Sunday. Rome burns but, my gawd, when do the playoffs Consider attending my presentation on the Meaning of Life at the Winter Park University Club, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Them that gots the power makes da rules 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! At one time in my life, I had an apart ment in New York and a house in Rich mond, Va. I commuted by car in a rather haphazard way. One day, my Virginia neighbors invited me to swim with them and friends in their pool. I was disgruntled to see a mediumsized shaggy black dog being tossed into the pool over and over again, and getting quite exasperated and fatigued with it all. The dog could not climb alone out of the pools high sides. I got out of the pool, borrowed a car, and went to the nearest grocery store, where I bought some beef and some vegetables. Back in the neigh bors kitchen I cooked the beef and veggies for the dog. He was most enthusiastic about the good meal, and from that moment on, he followed me everywhere I went. My friends asked me to let the dog go home with me to my Richmond house. When I got into bed that night, the dog found my room, pushed the door open with his nose, then there was a thud as he landed on the bed at my feet. When I left to go back to my New York digs, my Virginia neighbors insisted that I take the dog with me. The dog made it clear to me that he was coming with me. For some inexplicable reason, I agreed to try it, and the dog made so little trouble for me, that soon all my friends were calling him Sweetie and the name stuck. He snuggled up next to me as I drove. When I took him to a doggie salon in New York, he emerged looking like the beautiful medium (24-pound) poodle he was! After Sweetie received a bath and a sheep-trim (very plain, no fancy poodle cut he was clearly conscious of his good looks and the acclaim he got on the street from passersby. He actually would strut down the street with an invita tion on his face that said, Look at me, aint At that time, I had many singing engage ments in Europe, and Sweetie went with me without having much trouble. With Lufthansa and Swissair he could lie under my seat, whereas on the American airlines he had to put up with being in a crate. But whatever the travel method was, he clearly was worried only about not going with me, which was never the case. In Europe, dogs are treated much better than they are here, and Sweetie was allowed to be in my dress ing room during my performances. One day I showed up for a rehearsal at the Paris Opera without Sweetie on a leash. The concirge asked concernedly, the salt spread on the sidewalks to melt the ice was very bad for Sweeties paws that I had taken him for a walk before coming to the theater and then washed his feet before leaving him in the hotel room. Fortunately, my New York apartment was just across the street from Central Park, and I was able to let him off his leash in the park to play ball and run while I jogged. When I bounced his red rubber ball hard on the ground, Sweetie would jump some 6 feet in the air to catch it and he often did so to the applause of admiring on-lookers. He was a natural show-off and knew instinc tively what show-biz was all about. As the years went by, Sweetie began to develop macular degeneration, as I coinci dently have done. He did well without his full powers of vision. Indoors he seemed to have memorized where everything was, and outside he was very much at home at the end his leash. On the sidewalk around the corner from my apartment, Sweetie knew where his favorite stores were. He in sisted on going to my friend Arno Hellers deli where Sweetie knew a nice piece of Braunschweiger leberwurst would be wait ing for him and he accepted it gratefully and gracefully. Arno had a place in Sweet ies heart! Another block farther down Sixth Avenue was the 10-cent store where Sweetie halted and insisted on entering. In the store, I would take his leash off, and he where there was a big bin of medium-sized rubber balls. Somehow he would always pick out a red one, walk back up to the cashier where I would pay for it, and he would proudly carry his new purchase back to the apartment. Dogs exist to bring happiness to people, and they justify their existence at every opportunity. Its impos sible not to love dogs in return. Sweetie 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. We are, as my sister says, nasty, yet resourceful little monkeys. Letters to the editor Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Isaac Babcock at DPAC worth $1 million? The Winter Park City Commission last week approved $1,000,000 (thats right one million dollars) of your non-ad valorem tax dollars to a non-Winter Park organization. The interlocal agreement with the city of Orlando of $100,000 a year for 10 years is for the construction and debt reduction of the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center (known as DPAC). This agreement was carefully worded so future commissions are bound by the agreement. Also Winter Park residents cannot have a say in a referendum or during the annual budget process where you normally get to see how and where dollars come from and go to. Also there are two public readings at the end of the budget process. Residents that had followed the budget process for 2015 had the understanding that the $100,000 for 2015 for DPAC would be considered each budget year. There was never public discussion for an interlocal agreement. During the last two years of budget processes we constantly heard at meetings how tight the budget was and that there was no wiggle room. Funding for several Winter Park organizations were reduced, programs sponsored by the city to help neighbor hoods upgrade their landscape were totally dropped, and most important our tree canopy crisis could not be fast forwarded because of funding and the city could not afford to be responsible for the maintenance of our row trees. What is the point of a visioning process if residents have no say in how a million dollars of future tax dollars are spent! You can join me in expressing your opinion at the next Commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 10. Nancy Shutts


Winter Park / Maitland Observer | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 | Page 19 OBSERVER Open Houses THE MARKE T PLACE Saturday, November 8th: 455, 457 & 461 Manor Road, Maitland Manors New Homes, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,797 SF | $789,900 $799,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located in Mai tland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. Casa de la Vida is a beautiful Mediterranean style 3,797 square foot home that includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths, home office, spacious upstairs media/game room, and a 2-car garage. This open-air floor plan is filled with natural light with the multiple windows and sliding glass doors that surround the home. Welcomed into the foyer and adjoining dining room, the interior also features a spacious kitchen overlooking the family room and nook creating a space to gather with friends and family. Located on the first floor, the master suite and home office command the right wing and the main gathering areas to the left. This home exudes hospitality and warmth and is perfect for every so cial occasion. Truly a Must see home! Hosted by: Patrick Higgins with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 630 Live Oak Street, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 3.5 BA |2,837 SF | $674,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located off 17-92 in Maitland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. A beautiful Mediterranean style home, Casa Feliz blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. This 2,387 square foot home allows easy access to the covered patio and rear courtyard from the foyer, dining area family room, and master suite. Whether entering from the covered front entry or the motor court leading into the two-car garage in the rear, this house provides a great arrival experience as it embraces the courtyard and outdoor lifestyle. This open-air floor plan invites new perspec tives of living and entertaining, and the detached two car garage provides natural light on all sides of the home. While the master suite is located on the first floor, three more bedrooms and two baths are available upstairs adjacent to the media/game room. This new home is completed and ready to move in. The Casa Feliz is the least expensive NEW home in Maitland Manor. Truly A Must See Home. Hosted by: Patrick Higgins with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 32504 Hawks Lake Lane, Sorrento, FL 32776 4 BR | 4.5 BA | 4,587 SF | $1,179,500 Immaculate Golf Front Pool Home in Sought-After Red Tail! In layout and design, this stunning 4,587sf residence reflects the casual elegance of a private five-star resort; a contemporary 4 bed room, 5 bath home which combines tra ditional styling with modern convenienc es, all overlooking the 18th tee of the championship Red Tail Golf Course. This home features a floorplan with great flow for formal or informal entertaining taking advantage of the breathtaking pool and golf views from almost every room. Fantastic gourmet kitchen offers six burner gas range, granite counter tops, island with rounded breakfast bar and beautiful wood cabinets open to the breakfast nook and huge family room with retractable sliding glass doors on two sides leading to the covered patio, pool and summer kitchen. A regal den/ office with custom cabinetry and three bedrooms with private en-suite baths complete the south side of the home. The spacious master suite features two walk in-closets, pool views and separate workout room. Unparalleled master bath offers dual vanities, jetted spa tub and full walk through shower. Relaxing private outdoor oasis has screened and heated pool and spa, summer kitchen, three separate sitting areas and unobstructed views of the 18th tee. The gated community of Red Tail offers an unmatched lifestyle with private golf course, Har-tru red clay tennis courts, upscale fitness and spa center and exceptional gourmet dining, all situated on 480 acres. Hosted by: Gwyn Clark with Kelly Price & Company from 1-3 PM 2091 Mohican Trail, Maitland, FL 32751 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,183 SF | $350,000 Fantastic three bedroom, two bath home in Dommerich! One story ranch, located on an oversized corner lot with more than a quarter acre of land and mature fruit trees. Beautiful terrazzo floors run through the homes kitchen, family and sunrooms, while new hardwood flooring has been installed in the homes formal living and dining areas. Kitchen has been tastefully updated to include new cabinetry and hardware, stain less steel appliances and work desk. Brick-faced, wood burning fireplace is the focal point in the large family room which also transitions into the homes illuminating sunroom. Each of the three bedrooms are generously sized and the homes two bathrooms have both been modernized with new fixtures. Spacious backyard is fenced in with gated ac cess and allows for privacy among the mature Florida landscape. This quiet location boasts great schools and is within walking distance to Dommerich Elementary. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PMw Sunday, November 9th: 455, 457 & 461 Manor Road, Maitland Manors New Homes, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,797 SF | $789,900 $799,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located in Mai tland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. Casa de la Vida is a beautiful Mediterranean style 3,797 square foot home that includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths, home office, spacious upstairs media/game room, and a 2-car garage. This open-air floor plan is filled with natural light with the multiple windows and sliding glass doors that surround the home. Welcomed into the foyer and adjoining dining room, the interior also features a spacious kitchen overlooking the family room and nook creating a space to gather with friends and family. Located on the first floor, the master suite and home office command the right wing and the main gathering areas to the left. This home exudes hospitality and warmth and is perfect for every so cial occasion. Truly a Must see home! Hosted by: Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1946 Strathaven Road, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 2 BA | 2,102 SF |$299,000 Spacious and warm three bedroom, two bath home in desirable Kenilworth Shores. Glass doors line the common rooms with easy outdoor access to a large and welcoming patio. Inviting separate living and dining rooms for the ultimate in entertainment. A separate family room, office, or playroom is centered with a cozy, brick, woodburning fireplace. Plenty of room in this home for all to enjoy! Newer built detached garage with twice the space for next to nothing! rfntbbr Get the coopf r for next to nothing! rf nfrtbr brt Reach Florida with a single phone call Hello Get the coop for a workshop, studio, or storage. Fully landscaped yard offers a private, fenced back yard with room to play. Irrigation system for easy care. The side yard, also private, has a long sunny patio with quick steps from the kitchen for entertaining. The home is located on a park-like, tree-lined street in Winter Park. A-rated Winter Park schools and walking distance to the high school. New owners will enjoy the private access to Lake Berry with both a boat dock and boat ramp for residents of Section VII of Kenilworth Shores. Walk or ride the Cady Way Trail with close access within the neighborhood! Hosted by: Dee Morgan with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 6462 CR 631, Bushnell, FL 33513 3 BR | 2 BA | 1,915 SF | $315,000 The best of both worlds country living within minutes to I-75, shopping and town. This home has been meticulously maintained and well cared for. Enjoy outdoor moments in the garden, fishing in the pond, or completing a project in the propertys workshop. The home has 6.2 acres of privacy and an additional parcel of 5.2 acres is also available next door. Create your own personal retreat of 11.4 acres! Hosted by: JJ Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 108 Spring Creek Lane, Winter Springs, FL 32708 4 BR | 3 BA | 3,276 SF | $529,000 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home in the prestigious gated and golf com munity of the Reserve at Tuscawilla with oversize 3 car garage. From the moment you walk through the front courtyard and open the lovely leaded glass doors, you are welcomed by a bright and open floor plan. The high ceilings, art niches, coffered ceilings, crown molding create a splendid atmosphere for both comfort & entertainment. The spacious gourmet kitchen features an island, 42 cabinets, mitered glass windows and breakfast bar overlooking the pool and family room with wood burning fireplace. The master suite includes 2 walk-in closets, sitting area, and luxurious master bath with walk-in shower, dual sinks and garden bathtub. The unbelievable beau tiful landscaped outdoor area comprises of a pool, spa, waterfall, travertine tile, pergola, lots of green space and lemon tree, which serves as the scenery from most areas of the home. Great location, close to 417, just minutes from shops, restaurant, and biking trials. Hosted by: Julie Bombardo with Kelly Price & Company from 12-2 PM 630 Live Oak Street, Maitland, FL 32751 4 BR | 3.5 BA |2,837 SF | $674,900 Brand-new City-side custom home by Silliman Homes Centrally located off 17-92 in Maitland Manors. 2013 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, Silliman Homes is now offering custom homes in sought after City-side locations. Superior quality construction, upgraded finishes, unique designs, and excellent values. A beautiful Mediterranean style home, Casa Feliz blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. This 2,387 square foot home allows easy access to the covered patio and rear courtyard from the foyer, dining area family room, and master suite. Whether entering from the covered front entry or the motor court leading into the two-car garage in the rear, this house provides a great arrival experience as it embraces the courtyard and outdoor lifestyle. This open-air floor plan invites new perspec tives of living and entertaining, and the detached two car garage provides natural light on all sides of the home. While the master suite is located on the first floor, three more bedrooms and two baths are available upstairs adjacent to the media/game room. This new home is completed and ready to move in. The Casa Feliz is the least expensive NEW home in Maitland Manor. Truly A Must See Home. Hosted by: Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1760 Sunset Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789 5 BR | 4.2 BA | 4,084 SF | $1,225,000 Spectacular, custom built pool home in the heart of Olde Winter Park! This stunning traditional home features four bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, and a downstairs office with fireplace, offering more than 4,000 square feet of comfortable living space. Brazilian cherry wood floors, crown molding, plantation shutters, and beauti ful mill-work throughout are just a few of the exquisite finishes youll fall in the love with in this home. Gourmet kitchen, with an attached butlers pantry and spacious walk-in pantry, also features a gas burner stove, built-in oven, and solid wood cabinetry with granite counters. The kitchen opens to a fantastic living room, with french doors leading out to, and overlooking, the covered lanai with summer kitchen and pool. Retreat into the downstairs master suite and find re laxation in the spa bath, complete with his and her vanities, and walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. Walk upstairs to discover three additional bedrooms and a bonus room or fifth bedroom, with its own private bath and french doors that help turn this room into the perfect creative space. Step outside to a gor geous, fenced-in backyard with mature landscaping and 15 bamboo for extra privacy. Heated salt water pool with fountain, four-hole putting green, and playground with high-end, artificial turf all make for great recreation and enter tainment. Solar heating, central vac, and home security system have also been thoughtfully installed. Schedule your showing today and welcome home! Hosted by: Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 149 Chelton Circle, Winter Park, FL 32789 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 4,511 SF | $1,395,000 Exquisite, classic Mediterranean home on a quiet brick street in desirable Win ter Park. This stunning four bedroom, three bath home sits high overlooking charming Lake Chelton. Home features formal living and dining areas, an updated kitchen with Mexican tile, granite countertops, built-in appliances, gas range, a spacious breakfast nook, and a bright sunroom with panoramic lake views. Upstairs offers a master retreat and bath with large walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, marble vanity with dual sinks, and a walkout balcony. Three additional bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, and two fireplaces complete the homes interior. Home has detached two car garage with covered walkway and an unfinished second floor that could be transformed into a guest apart ment with full bath. Sale is As-Is. Dining room chandelier does not convey. Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 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, jet ted tub, separate shower and walk-in


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Phelps Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,153 SF | $420,000 Stunning home located in one of Winter Parks most desirable neighborhoods! Completely renovated, this captivating, traditional style home features three bedrooms, three full baths and an open living and dining area filled with natural light. Character and charm flow throughout the home with meticulously maintained, original hardwood floors. An updated kitchen, featuring solid wood cabinets, granite countertops and a GE appliance package bring a modern touch to the homes interior. Master suite is generous in size and offers an en suite with oversized soaking tub, separate shower and walk-in closet with custom built-ins. French doors lead to the open patio and allow for a relaxing environ ment, overlooking the professionally landscaped backyard. Located in the heart of Winter Park, among the mature oak trees, and within walking distance to A rated schools, do not miss the opportunity to lives just minutes from Winter Parks celebrated Park Avenue and call this residence your home! Hosted by: Kase Ellers with Kelly Price and Company from 1-4 PM 712 Delaney Park Drive, Orlando, FL 32806 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,685 SF | $475,000 Luxurious Delaney Park home exudes modern elegance. As if the charm ing exterior and curb appeal dont excite, every aspect of the interior will leave you wanting to see what is next. Enter the home through an enchanting arched front door and be welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors, a beautiful staircase, and character all around. The living room has a light and bright feel and offers a classy fireplace, perfect for relaxing or entertaining the best of friends. Through the arched opening you will find a dining room and unique dry bar designed with dramatic lighting and great views of the private backyard paradise. The kitchen offers a perfect setting for preparing your favorite meal, equipped with stainless appliances and granite counter-tops. Finishing off the downstairs is a bedroom, bath, and a den that could function as a third bedroom or large office. Upstairs is a full master retreat that sets a tranquil tone. The bedroom is expansive in size, has exquisite architectural features, and sweeping windows. Attached master bath has a spalike feel with river rock flooring and clean lines throughout. The walk in closet was custom designed by California Closets. This home was reno vated with nothing but high end detail in mind. Special appointments include distinctive wood molding, travertine tile, individual control stereo speakers, custom closets, artistic interior lighting, zoned exterior lighting, remote gas fireplace, private pool oasis and top of the line summer kitchen. Dont miss this opportunity. Hosted by: Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company from 2-4 PM 26 Minnehaha Circle, Maitland, FL 32751 2 BR | 2 BA | 1,790 SF | $279,000 Minnehaha Shores! Fabulous two bedroom, two bath home with office/den flex space. Home features beautiful Acacia wood floors, an inviting dining area with built-in bench seating and subway tiled wall. Newly installed porcelain tile flooring in the kitchen. Open great room, with stone-faced, wood-burning fireplace is the perfect place for entertaining guests. Screened patio. Two-car garage with workshop and indoor laundry add fantastic space for additional storage. Located in quiet Minnehaha Shores, this property comes with Chain of Lakes access via the communitys boat dock with a nominal annual fee. Walk to nearby Minnehaha Park and enjoy tennis, playgrounds, fitness trails and more! Hosted by: Jennifer August-Ruiz with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 132 Burks Circle, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,638 SF | $699,000 Desirable single story home, with three bedrooms, three full baths, and guest apartment in the heart of Winter Park! Located on a quiet circle, minutes from Park Avenue and nearby shops and din ing, this home has a fantastic floor plan and offers over 2,600 square feet of living space, with formal living and din ing, a large family room off the kitchen, and French doors that lead to the resort style pool and spa. Beautiful hardwood flooring has been laid throughout the home. Master bedroom is the perfect retreat with its vaulted ceilings, and en suite with his and her walk-in closets, double vanity, garden tub and shower. Each guest bedroom is generous in size and has their own private bath. Spacious kitchen features travertine flooring, an oversized closet pantry, bartop seating, built-in workspace, and breakfast nook. Family room is radiant with natural light that fills the space from the windows and French doors. Double sided, wood burning fireplace and built-in entertainment center help create the perfect entertainment space. Step outside and be inspired by the gorgeous backyard. Vinyl fencing around the property provides privacy, while the brick pavers, vine covered trellis, and stunning pool bring characteristic charm. Above the two-car, detached garage, is a guest apartment with office, half bath, and efficiency kitchen. Zoned for A-rated schools; Brookshire Elemen tary, Glendridge Middle, and Winter Park High. Schedule your showing today! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1444 Cardinal Court, Winter Park, FL 32789 SATURDAY 10-1 BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME 211 White Oak Circle, Maitland 4BR/2BA, 2,333SF. Split plan pool home on one of the prettiest tree-lined streets in Maitland. Renovated kitchen opens to family room with great pool views. French doors, wood floors, newer win dows, fireplace, and new fixtures. Master suite has 2 closets and giant bathroom. Oversized yard, new pavers front & back and side yard great for a boat. Convenient location close to Lake Sybelia. $348,500 Hosted by: Jeff Friedman with Fannie Hillman + Associates SATURDAY 12-3 GORGEOUS HOME IN STONEYBROOK WEST 1425 Selbydon Way, Winter Garden 5BR/3BA, 3,058SF. Overlooks pond and golf course. Spacious, open floor plan. Formal living room and dining room. Large family room leads out to lanai and breathtaking view. Rich wood laminate flooring and architectural details. Freshly painted in neutral colors. Can be a 4 or 5 bedroom home. Huge upstairs bo nus room has bathroom & closet, large enough to be a guest or in-law suite. $365,000 SATURDAY 1-4 BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME 515 S. Phelps Avenue, Winter Park 4BR/3BA, 3,038SF. NEW PRICE Movein-ready pool home with formal living and dining rooms. Open kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances and large island. Oversized family room has a half kitchen and wet bar. Wood floor, plantation shutters, crown molding and French doors throughout. New AC, electrical panel and pool pump. $625,000 BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME IN GREAT LOCATION 1263 Serena Drive, Winter Park 3BR/3BA, 1,686SF. Perfectly situated between Baldwin Park and downtown Winter Park. Freshly painted inside and out. New carpet. New landscaping, front door and hardy board have been added to the exterior. One bedroom cur rently used as a den can be converted to a downstairs master. Wood Burning fireplace enhances the great room and dining area. Private courtyard area. Newer A/C and appliances. $299,900 SUNDAY 12-3 KENILWORTH SHORES TREASURE 600 Balmoral Road, Winter Park 4BR/3BA, 1,931SF. Meticulously main tained. Open floor plan boasts a charming foyer, hardwood floors & fireplace. 3BR / 2BA in main house PLUS 1BR / 1BA de tached guest suite steps from the back yard and lap pool. Kitchen with breakfast nook & built-in corner cabinets in dining room. 2 car garage, mature landscaping, updated windows. Brookshire Elemen tary, Glenridge Middle & Winter Park High School. $400,000 WALK TO PARK AVENUE 700 Dixie Parkway, Winter Park. 4BR/3BA, 2,214SF. Gorgeous wood floors throughout the formal rooms and bedrooms. Split bedroom plan layout. Double pane windows. Beautifully reno vated eat-in kitchen with granite coun tertops and stainless steel appliances is open to the family room and both over look the screened in pool and patio. Pro fessionally staged. Private corner lot with a tremendous location! $629,000 SUNDAY 1-4 NEW PRICE DOMMERICH/HIGHLAND PARK 2200 Deloraine Trail, Maitland 4BD/2BA, 2,020SF. Warm and inviting pool home in highly desirable Dommerich neighborhood. Kitchen features granite counters, newer appliances and sitting area complete with fireplace. Fabulous office directly off of the family room with sliding French doors. Home boasts generous storage throughout. Backyard retreat features pool, patio and plenty of green luscious grass. $375,000 TOTALLY RENOVATED IN DOMMERICH 1065 Tuckaseegee Trail, Maitland 5BR/3BA, 3,279SF. Wonderful pool home on quiet street. Renovated in 2013. New electric, plumbing, roof, & windows (AC in 2010). 2nd Story addition increased ceil ing heights to over 9. Media room could be 6th bedroom. Downstairs master suite has 2 walk in closets. Wood floors, crown molding, French doors. Kitchen with granite & stainless appliances opens to family room/dining room. Yard has new pool with pavers overlooking conserva tion area. A rated schools. $639,000 BALDWIN PARK VICTORIAN 5331 High Park, Orlando 4BD/4BA, 3,844SF. Custom-built Victo rian-style home with fine finishes and open floor plan. Wrought iron staircase, hardwood flooring, crown molding, up graded lighting, surround sound system, and gourmet kitchen with large eating area. Spacious downstairs master bed room. Bonus room with bath and private entrance. Office with custom cabinetry. Formal dining room. $774,900 NEW PRICE PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME 1317 Druid Isle Road, Maitland 3BR/2BA, 1,874SF. Located in a charm ing cul de sac on Lake Charity with a large lot. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and opens to the family room. Split floor plan, wood burn ing fireplace, new windows throughout and a screened porch great for watching wildlife. $399,000 SUNDAY 2-5 POOL HOME IN FANTASTIC LOCATION 914 Moss Lane, Winter Park 4BR/3BA, 3,335SF. Pool home with tons of space. Renovated in 2003. Two master suites downstairs, expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fire place, large Florida room with built-in bar looks out on to screened pool. BRAND NEW screen enclosure surrounds the large pool/patio which has mature, lush landscaping providing lots of privacy. $595,000 4553 Corbel Alley, Orlando sold by Lanie Shower with Fannie Hill man + Associates $424,865 5501 S Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach sold by Maria Van Warner with Fannie Hillman + Associates $610,000 6723 Matchett Rd, Belle Isle sold by Judy Davis with Fannie Hillman + Asso ciates $750,000 3038 Cayman Way, Orlando sold by Michelle Sanderson with Fannie Hillman + Associates $200,000 2816 Delcrest Dr, Orlando sold by Lanie Shower with Fannie Hill man + Associates $163,500 15378 Sandfield Loop, Winter Gar den sold by Kelly Maloney with Fannie Hillman + Associates $358,915 43 E Yale Street, Orlando sold by Me lissa Woodman with Fannie Hillman + Associates $254,000 2400 Norfolk Road, Orlando sold by Glad Messeroff with Fannie Hillman + Associates $875,000 700 Melrose Ave M-31, Winter Park sold by Brad Dugger with Fannie Hillman + Associates $100,000 440 Ridgewood, Altamonte Springs sold by Catherine DAmico with Fannie Hillman + Associates $127,000 2149 Redmark Lane, Winter Garden, FL 34787 sold by Padgett McCormick with Kelly Price & Company 623 Morgan Street, Winter Springs, FL 32708 sold by Liz Jones & Christy Knox with Kelly Price & Company 1719 Loch Berry Road, Winter Park, FL 32789 sold by Sherri Dyer, Pamela Seibert & Jenni Sloan with Kelly Price & Company 3671 Foxcroft Circle, Oviedo, FL 32765 sold by Pamela Seibert with Kelly Price & Company OBSERVER Just Sold Homes 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,400 SF | $825,000 Enjoy the charm of one of the best locations in Winter Park. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by oak trees. This neighborhood is close to Park Avenue and truly a gem! This spacious two story house features a downstairs master suite and new bath. The three remaining bedrooms are on the second floor. The formal living room features a double sided fireplace, shared with the family room. The large bonus room/ game room can be used as another bedroom or in-law suite. French doors lead to the large family room overlook ing a private backyard. New, updated kitchen with granite counter tops. New roof. Great schools! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1847 Britlyn Aly, Orlando, FL 32814 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,099 SF | $419,800 Stunning, four bedroom, three and one-half-bath David Weekly City Home! Built in 2012, this immaculate home still shows like a model. Filled with natural, illuminating light, the open floor plan boasts a fabulous kitchen with dark cabinetry, a granite island and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Downstairs guest suite comes complete with its own private bath, including a pebbled walk-in shower. Upstairs master suite features a walk-in closet, trey ceilings, wood floor ing and en suite with dual vanities and shower. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and washer/dryer access on the third floor allow for plenty of extra room and convenience. Attached two car, rear entry garage provides simplistic ease for entry into the home and great additional storage. Just a short walk from Baldwin Parks thriving Village Center, enjoy all the amenities Baldwin Park has to exclusively offer its residents, from the boutique shops and dining, to three recreational swimming pools, fitness centers, parks, and walking trails. Hosted by: Taylor McAbee with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 1740 Glencoe Road, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,108 SF | $599,000 A charming California inspired bungalow with plantation shutters on the quiet brick street of desirable Glencoe Road. Three bedrooms and three baths in a three way split plan, this fabulous all updated Winter Park home with hard wood floors throughout shows like a model. Enter the bright and airy foyer with skylight which flows into a chic and expansive living room. The kitchen features granite counter tops, lovely crown molding, Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances with wine bar, and gas range. Following is an enormous family room with voluminous ceilings overlook ing a huge fenced yard and gorgeous screened pool with fiber optic lighting. Youll love the spacious indoor laundry room with plenty of storage. This is an outstanding home. Expect to be impressed with this unique beauty. Hosted by: Rhonda Chesmore with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 181 N. Phelps Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 3 BR | 3 BA | 2,181 SF | $629,900 Stylish home in the heart of Winter Park. Covered front porch and original hardwood floors help to make this four bedroom, two bath home a true charmer. Living/dining room combina tion serves as a grand entertaining space with high vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. Master bedroom features French doors that overlook the pool area, a large walk-in closet, and glass tile shower. Second guest bedroom offers its own private en suite while the hall bath has been elegantly updated. White cabinetry with glass doors and black granite counters give the kitchen a contemporary feel. Outside find your own little piece of heaven with the Chicago brick deck, wood trellis, and sparkling salt water pool. Pavered walk ways among the backyards shaded oak trees and flower gardens enhance this homes tranquility. Enjoy living in the heart of Winter Park where you are just minutes from Park Avenue, and nearby parks, restaurants and dining. Call today and schedule your showing! Hosted by: Kelly L. Price with Kelly Price & Company from 1-4 PM 6 90 San Pablo Avenue, Casselberry, FL 32707 4 BR | 2 BA | 2,314 SF | $378,500 Live on a recreational/ski lake at a great price! This four bedroom home has access to community tennis courts, a playground and water frontage on Lake Howell. Florida room includes a fireplace perfect for entertaining. Home perfect for work and play in Central Florida. Hosted by: Rob Mackle with Kelly Price & Company from 1-2:30 PM


A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE NOVEMBER 2014 Ellen Loller crouches over the pool table, eyes concentrating on her in tended shot. She wears a black glove one spe covering her thumb, gers. It allows the cue to slide through her hand with ease. She hits the white ball and it cracks through the others, her target spinning into its pocket, right where it be No, theyre not at a bar, smoke doesnt swirl around them and there are no beers in hand. Theyre at the retirement community Village on the Green in Longwood, where eight women in their 80s and 90s play pool twice a week. Now they do what these women, playing pool in their younger days just wasnt an op tion. Jenny Cox, 84, recalls, in a time when her brother-in-law brought her and her older sister to a pool hall she was just 14. When he had told my moth er what he had done she really let him know that that wasnt the thing to do, ladies didnt go in the pool hall, Cox said. She wasnt so sure about it at the time, anyway. as she scrunched her nose up. there. Loller, 90, had much the same experience when she was young. I never thought about wasnt something that me go to with the smoke and Loller said. The group has been play its not the only non-traditional senior activity at Village on the Green. Residents do cooking demos, Zumba, yoga and dance Gangnam Style. Seniors are rebelling against the norm now, not content to sit around. Its not just about bridge or bingo anymore. Theyd rather play the games their mother wouldnt approve interests they didnt have time community in Winter Park, res idents spiritedly discuss global issues, play Wii sports and have together. At the Renaissance seniors do adventure travel, explore new creative outlets in photography and painting or play beanbag baseball. Its important to always continue to learn and to have new adventures, said Janelle Renda, community services di The more that you are stay ing mentally engaged I just Senior pool sharks jump into the deep end PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Eight ladies in their 80s and 90s gather weekly to practice their skills at the pool tables at the Village on the Green community in Longwood. T he Mayf lower keeps you active and engaged. From Dot Clines perspective, The Mayf lower is more like a luxury apartment residence than a retirement community. My apartment is gorgeous, the staff takes care of all my problems, and I feel totally secure, Dot says. I dont ever have to worry about those things anymore. No house. No lawn. No weeds. Its such a relief. An active participant in the communitys Resident Council and f itness programs, Dot appreciates the many ways The Mayf lower supports physical, intellectual and social well-being. Living here keeps you active and engaged, she adds. There are so many things to do, from watercolor classes to serving on committees and so many good people to share them with. Its a wonderful family atmosphere . no wonder people are so happy here!Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407 .672 1620. itness 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 11/2014 www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf l ower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 LUXURY LIVING [ with none of the worries ] Some seniors are BRITTNI LARSON Central Florida Senior Please see POOL SHARKS on page 4


Page 2 The air is unusually quiet in Angela Rentzs kindergar Elementary School. Twenty kindergarteners sit upright at their desks, lips zipped, awaiting their teach ers instructions. There are no orders, no stern warnings. The room is humming with excite ment, but the silence remains unbroken. line, and they obediently exit students to practice reading with Damita Bookman, the It soon becomes evident why the 5-year-olds at this their best behavior. They dont want to disappoint Grandma. minute, theyll be acting like angels, said Maria Vargas, secretary and bookkeeper at to act up, because Grandma means business. Bookman volunteers at through the nationally known Foster Grandparents pro administered by the Corpora nity Service. With three grandchildren helping others especially the children in her neighbor hood Bookman considers In my mind, these are all my grandkids, Bookman said. And the kids love her back, Vargas says. At this highneeds school, Vargas says are being raised by grandpar ents, so they have a unique grandparents at school. They have this respect to wards grandmas, and it doesnt G-ma, Vargas said. Impact (VFCI), a locallyFoster Grandparents programs in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia and Flagler counties, and coordinates additional limited-income adults, ages 55 and older. In addition to coordinating the volunteer opportunitie s, VFCI supplies a small stipend teering, travel reimbursement, supplemental insurance, spe cialized training and annual ents. may work to prepare 3to programs, support children in or provide guidance in el ementary school classrooms. According to Richard Paul, ment and marketing, the orga nizations Foster Grandparents program has been the most year, 317 Foster Grandparents volunteered 327,408 hours, helping 2,263 children in 110 centers. We have a waiting list with about 140 names on it right now, said Charlotte Merritt, VFCIs director continues to grow, but without says they wont be able to this time. Seminole County schools, and additional grandparents in serves. With no additional volun teers and only one parent on the PTA, Courtney Dickerson, instructional dean at Hunger Our grandmas do so much around here, and we need them here, Dickerson said, need them here. thin, and the students have high needs, but Vargas says the grandmas actions extend beyond helping the teachers manage their classrooms. Vargas says that Bookman deodorant, shower gel or any thing else they might need. they hungry, you know Im a At our school, we some gotten ones, but I can say this program has been a blessing, and continues to be a bless ing, Vargas said. Thank you, Grandma. We love you. National Home Care MonthOver 25 years of service to the Central Florida Community in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties Skilled Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Home Health Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants and Homemakers An extension of Florida Hospital Continuum of Care Two Divisions: Certified and Private Duty 57 Office Staff and 125 Field Clinicians Touching the Lives of 900 Patients a Month 4,500 Admissions and 80,000 Visits a Year(407) 691-8205 FloridaHospitalHomeCare.comAgency # 20383096 HOME-13-15765 School grandmas get all the respect MEGAN ELLIOTT Central Florida Senior


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Page 4 Paradise Painting Interior and Exterior Painting rfnntb 407-283-4776tr ment, said Ansley Holt, ex the Green. I just look at the people that still are active and participating in committees or volunteering, typically are in better health both mentally and son to get up in the morning. their golden years are all about, the women said. Ruth Stew the pool groups longest-term members, and in a ball. They all do. Play ing the game makes them POOL SHARKS | A dventurous grandparents find themselves at the pool table, beanbag baseball diamond C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Ask a Trainer: Senior Sneakers Jasmin Bedria, CPT/NS Q. Ill be traveling over the holidays to visit my kids in the Midwest and due to the frigid winter weather, I dont make it to the gym as often as Id like. What are some things that I can do to increase my heart rate when I dont have access to some of the equipment I enjoy using at the gym? Evelyn C. Happy (early) Holidays, Evelyn! the holidays! Since snowy Midwest ter, exercise is even more important rotonin, aka the happy chemical, associated with a positive mood and Just because you dont have ac cess to equipment doesnt mean you surprised at how much more intense your exercise can be when switching things up by using your own body tive moves you can try are squats, lunges, pushups, incline pushups on house has them), doing step-ups and tricep dips on a stable chair or low table, Pilatesor Yoga-based core movements, or even simply jogging in place while watching the holiday parade. challenge (or just want to keep your a heavy purse, your grandbaby, or time Fitness gym member you have the machines and manage to get out nearest Anytime Fitness wherever you may be. Big holiday hugs to Q. I need to keep my core strong, but because of an inner ear issue I have a hard time keeping exercises, like crunches. What are some exercises that I can do for my core that dont require me to head movement? Nada C. You are correct in believing that maintaining core strength is a very comes to strengthening your core. As Ive shared in a past Q&A, the core is much more than your abs and your knees all the way to your neck especially the posterior, or back hamstrings, glutes and lower back. this is a standing movement called The Founder, which activates your entire true core by using your stabi lizing muscles in a holding pattern. The movement is also amazing to al leviate back pain, improve posture, and elongate the spine. When it comes to your inner ear and equilibrium issues whenever ley Maneuver. This is a well-known that you can easily learn and do is knowledgeable about both core strengthening and natural, bodybased remedies! (P.S. Unless you have already been diagnosed with an inner ear issue, a good idea would be to get your vision checked as a possible on YouTube or contact me, using training session. Jasmin Bedria, Certied Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist, is an experienced health and tness expert at Anytime Fitness, Winter Park. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness, Winter Park provides a friendly, well-maintained environment featuring top-quality exercise equipment. Members enjoy the benet of being able to use any of more than 2,500 Anytime Fitness clubs now open in all 50 states and 19 countries. Email your questions to askatrainer@anytimetness. com and get a free personal training session! ADVERTORIAL Senior Bulletin 96-year-old Mayower resident wins Best of Show at Art for Generations Aging Week (sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging) and in collabo ration with the Winter Park Health Foundation and Rol Retirement Community re turing creative works by local residents 55 and older. Resident Audrey Francini, a 96-year-old artist, teacher piece, Shokke Flowers. ing winners in each category: Painting-Drawing Eliza Radiant. Community received more than 50 local artists. Entries er residents and other mem nearby Central Florida resi dents. place on Thursday, Sept. 25, attracted 200-plus attendees In almost every movie theres a pool game, you al ways see pool being played and you cant help wish that you could try it, Stewart said. It Info: To learn more about each of the communities mentioned, visit, themay and Central Florida Senior NOVEMBER 2014 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099


Page 5 The GFWC, Oviedo Womans Club will be holding its 41st annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Lawton House and Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo. This year over 400 arts and crafts vendors will be selling items that are perfect for gifts or Christmas presents. Visit the Food Court and Entertainment area behind the school where children can make their own snow cones in the Kids Area. There will be food vendors and the whole family can relax under the covered pavilion enjoying the music which will range from jazz to rock and roll. Be sure to stop by the Country Store Caf where homemade baked goods and singleserving items such as a slice of pie or cake can be purchased. The clubs famous Bean Soup will be available and this year the club will offer the ingredients in decorated mason jars that can be used as Christmas presents. Great Day in the Country 2014 will mark the 20th year of the Student Art Fest with work from art students in our local schools. The art will be on display and awards of $2,200 will be presented during Opening Ceremonies at 10 am. Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival is the clubs major fundraiser. Over the past decade, the club has awarded over $545,000 for scholarships, school grants and chari table organizations. Last year over 60,000 attended this event. Admission is free. Parking at Oviedo High School is free and a shuttle bus will take people to and from the school. For more information visit our website at or contact Country Store and Country Store Caf Sponsor Main Stage Sponsor Title Sponsor Bean Soup Sponsor Presenting Sponsor Sunday at 11am at DEAR PAWS CORNER: My small mixed-breed dog named Tara has terrible anxi ety, especially when I leave the house or during thunder storms. I have to either put a cone on her or socks on her paws so she doesnt chew them bloody during these anxiety issues as well. Is this problem on the rise? Sher ri L, Kansas City, Mo. DEAR SHERRI: Evidence isnt clear that anxiety in dogs is ris ing, but there is a rise in the understanding and diagnosis erinarians. This has led to an increase in diagnosis and there is no magic bullet anxiety disorder. Taras vet can diagnose the problem, and can help you determine Medication can be a big help in easing anxiety symptoms, paw-chewing. Thunderstorms the house is another. There techniques, both training and triggers. While theres not room in this column to list them, do some quick research manuals that stress positive dog trainers or specialists who treat pet anxiety issues. sionals, ask what therapies they use or are open to, and make sure they emphasize your role in working with Tara (owners have to put in the time with their dogs). Be circumspect about pet thera pists who insist they have a Send your questions or comments to Did you know mosquitos can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but eas dont? Find out more in my new book, Fighting Fleas, available now. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Why are my dogs growing more anxious? seniors live alone. Home us, and even more important small tap lights the kind you touch on top to turn on and put them along your path to various rooms, es reaching a lamp. pill container to be sure you dont grab the wrong days pills. is around. Keep things you need on lower shelves. your shoes are worn enough that theyre slick on wood replace them. when youre home alone, neighborhood. reveal online. Never say that you live alone. Be sure the stove and other extinguisher and know how to use it. service, likely through your senior center. Or make a deal with a neighbor that youll check in with each other ev ery morning by phone. Sign attend meals at a local senior center. For more hints, go online Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Do you live alone? Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights Reserved How Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009


Page 8 Casselberry adult tness classes Back 2 Basics is a lowimpact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. limited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost Gentle/Restorative Yoga per class. Senior citizens Alice Gomes at 609-2908195 or email alice@imag Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The class. Chairobics a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class tion, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. For Eric Raboy at 407-731Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. contact Eric Raboy at 407Bingo on Mondays and Wednes session. Duplicate bridge noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Come out to shore up your skills in this classic game. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pro to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Line Dancing 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Senior Calendar Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 10


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Page 10 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. 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 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES p.m. every Wednesday. classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry. org or visit register Maitland Senior Center The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. We are open Monday to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without tion about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymai The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 am on Mon day, Dec. 1. Community partner orga nizations in Maitland are working together to conduct a special event: Maitland Salutes You! All veterans p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Maitland Civic CenterVenue on the Lake. Regis tration opens at 3 p.m. An RSVP to the Maitland Civic Center gets veterans prereg istered. Call 407-647-2111. Join us every Monday and Friday in November at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in November. Please call the senior center to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in November at 9 Yoga. Please wear Join us every Monday in Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and Join Esther every Tuesday Tai Chi classes. the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and Join us every Tuesday in November at 10:30 a.m. line dancing with Em. teacher. Join us every Tuesday in Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and ticipate. Join Ty every Wednesday in November at 11 a.m. Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (medita bring a yoga mat, something you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in November at 11:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. teacher. Join Ann every Friday in Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Les Senior Center at 407-539class. The Maitland Senior Cen elders on the second Fri S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. Orlando A Rock and Roll themed dance sponsored by Belles and Beaus Dance Club will be held Wednesday, Nov. the Marks Street Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St., Orlando. Ballroom, line and Latin dance music is Adult singles and couples are welcome. Dress the part tion, call 407-277-7008. Winter Springs Senior Center The Winter Springs Senior Center is located at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327org Ceramics The Centers ceramic class is growing bigger every week. Should you be interested in join out on Mondays, class instructor will be there to be a pro. Please see SENIOR CALENDAR on page 12 Senior Calendar C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8




Page 12 Line Dancing Monday and Thursday mornings you moving to the music all in unison. Once you see the want to join in. You may events such as Hometown Harvest or the Winter Won derland. They add so much to our entertainment. Join a.m. and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga that yoga is something that will be impossible? Well all Chair Yoga and it comes on Friday morning at 10 and check it out. Tai Chi Click online to to get what Tai Chi is. Balance and movement are targeted. Tai Chi is each Monday at 11 a.m. Dance it Off Looking the right place, every Mon day, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m. FLEX Silver Sneakers This is an overall workout, targeting cardio, resistance, homeopathic. And you will Holly Foster has created the Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Fri days at 12:30 p.m. Bingo Whats there to say about Bingo but Bingo! Its Wednesdays, Fridays and the last Sunday Bingo. Friday we have hot dogs and chips available is served at 1 p.m., cost is order to participate in Bingo on Sunday you must par ticipate in lunch. There will be no Bingo on the Friday prior to Sundays lunch and bingo. Computer Classes Know a little? Know a lot? Need to learn something new? You can join us on Wednesday and Friday 11:30 a.m. in our computer class. You will be able to work one-on-one with will guide you painlessly Game Room is your game, we have the room! We have also added a big screen Wii, so you can This is available Monday through Friday all day. Bridge Bridge has always been a standard on Tuesday and Thursday at play or are a little rusty and want to learn, Bridge Class is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Art Group Do you paint or draw? Would you able space with people who share your passion? We have that too! Monday supplies and join the Art the opportunity to meet peo ple who share your interest. Mah Jongg Thursdays ent than what you might your computer. The group is eager to teach the game so Mexican Train like dominos then youll love Mexican Train. Join in on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lunches Wednesday and tact Susie at 407-327-6554 to make your reservations. Please call the day prior so we can prepare it. shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM ealth & Insurance Fair To learn more, call (407) 933-1999. Senior Calendar C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 10