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Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Winter Park Maitland observer
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Winter Park, FL
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Turnstile Media Group, Tracy Craft- Publisher
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2009
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Weekly
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English
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v. : ill. ; 44 cm.

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Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
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28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright G.J.W. Munster. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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VOLUME 30, NO. 7 YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLANDFREE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 LACED UP FOR LOVEMore than 1,500 Winter Park runners took to the streets for the annual Run 4 Love. SEE PAGE 9.Carving its own destinyWinter Park celebrates 18 arts and culture entities with its rst Weekend of the Arts. SECTION B. #RileighStrong Winter Park High School students are showing their support for Rileigh Hanson, who recently was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkins lymphoma. SEE STORY ON PAGE 4.The WPHS Student Government Association toured Arnold Palmer Hospital with Rileigh Hanson during a visit. TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORWinter Park parents were able to meet candidates for two Orange County School Board seats during a PTSA meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Winter Park High School. Candidates for chair and District 1 were given five minutes to speak, before participating in a short Q&A session. The first candidates up were Orlando residents Robert Prater and Nancy Robbinson, who are vying for School Board chair. Apopka resident Matthew Fitzpatrick, who entered the race Jan. School Board candidates speak at Winter Park HighTIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORDuring their Monday, Feb. 12, meeting, Winter Park city leaders spoke against a proposed state bill that would prohibit cities from regulating Airbnb and other short-term rental services within their municipalities. We do have an ordinance City: Airbnb legislation threatens home rule SWEET CHEFSThese pint-sized bakers served up sweet treats to help Haiti. PAGE 6. The two candidates for chair and three candidates for District 1 spoke with local teachers and parents about the issues facing education in Orange County.SEE MEET PAGE 4 SEE CITY PAGE 7Courtesy photo

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2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 rfntbrfn rfnt r t fnntbnntb 250525 rfntbrfn rfnt r t fnntbnntb Scan the QR code to RSVP for Open House or to schedule your personal tour or email admissions@therstacademy.orgThe First Academy is celebrating record enrollment! Come to Open House to secure your spot for 2018-2019.www.therstacademy.org rfntrfn rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb rfntbrfn rfnt rt fnntbnntb Sunday, March 4 259846 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 OSCAR SHORTS 2018: ANIMATIONFri: 4PM, 9:15PM Sat: 7PM Sun: 5:30PM Mon & Wed: 6:30PM Tues & Thurs: 9:15PMOSCAR SHORTS 2018:LIVE ACTIONFri, Tues, Thurs: 6:30PM Sat: 4:15PM, 9:30PM Sun: 8PM Wed: 9PMREEL REPRESENTATION SHOWCASEHighlighting Diversity in Film More info at Enzian.org Sat & SunMusic Mondays: DONT BREAK DOWN: A FILM ABOUT JAWBREAKER Mon: 9:30PMPeanut Butter Matinee Family Film:HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDSFREE for kids 12 & under! Sun, Feb. 25th at 12PM WINTER PARKSATURDAY, FEB. 17 WOMANS SHOW 2018 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Womans Club of Winter Park, 419 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park. A wide selection of local businesses will showcase their goods and ser vices. Table fees paid by vendors will be donated to local charities. For more information, call (407) 644-2237. TUESDAY, FEB. 20 INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Tuesday, April 17, at Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Volunteers, trained and certied by the IRS, will provide free income tax assistance. Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as a copy of last years income tax return, forms showing income earned, pensions and Social Security, 1099 Forms showing interest and dividends, photo ID and Social Security cards for all those listed on their return. Free electronic ling will be available. For additional information, call toll-free at (407) 647-5233 or 1-888-227-7669. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 WINTER PARK GARDEN CLUB GAMES DAY 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. Come and play the game of your choice. Some people play bridge, others play Mah Jongg and other games. You will be served a continental breakfast with mimosas and lunch. This is a fundraising event; proceeds will go to the Winter Park Garden Clubs UCF Endowed Scholarship Fund and other WPGC sponsored projects in the local community. There will be a silent auction and other fund raising opportunities. Cost is $25. This event often sells out early, so call (407) 644-5770 for more information. FRIDAY, FEB. 23 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the city of Winter Park invite you to attend the annual State of the City Address luncheon. The event will feature Winter Park Mayor Steve Learys annual State of the City Address and the presentation of the citys Employees of the Year. Cost is $35 to $40. For more information, call (407) 644-8281.MAITLANDFRIDAY, FEB. 16 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Let Jenny Black burn help you destress from the week and refresh for the weekend. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water bottle. For more information, call (407) 647-7700. SUNDAY, FEB. 18 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Browse through a section of fresh produce and other items at this weekly farmers market in Maitland. For more information, visit Maitland Farmers Market on Facebook.ORLANDOFRIDAY, FEB. 16 STORYBOOK FUN 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Story book Fun lasts 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. For more information, call (407) 835-7323. A hopeful bear at heartMusic lled the air Satur day, Feb. 10, in Central Park, as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra put on a show inspired by Paddington Bear the famous British bear. Those who made it to downtown Winter Park enjoyed some pre-concert face-painting and family time, before the orchestra started at 3:30 p.m. A small stage was set up just in front of the stage where children could either sit, or dance around to the sounds of the orchestra. TROY HERRING Children ooded the front of the stage to dance around and some brought their own bears. Conductor Paul Hostetter kept the Orlando Philhar monic Orchestra in time during the show. Dressed as Paddington, Timothy Pappas nar rated while the orchestra performed. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com Violinists performed pieces inspired by Paddington during the show. YOUR CALENDAR

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 3 439 Lake Howell Road, Maitland, FL 32751 www.CreeganGroup.comRanked #1 for Homes Sold in 2016 Orlando Magazine Hot 100 Orlando Style Magazine 5 Star Realtor Orlando Style Magazine Top Boutique Brokerage Chris Creegan, Broker/Owner407.622.1111 CREEGAN PROPERTY GROUP 262110 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORWinter Park resident Ryah Silvestri had never seen anything like it hundreds of thousands of people living in huts built from trash bags and stalks of bamboo. She arrived in Coxs Bazar in Bangladesh last October, and remembers making the drive to the settlement in a white passenger van. The landscape of the camp was a series of hills slick with mud, so Silvestri and her group had to enter the camp on foot. As Silvestri gazed upon the vil lage of shacks wrapped in plastic, families with malnourished children stared back. They were zombies; they were just walking zombies, Silvestri said. All I kept seeing was babies and children and women. It was just death it smelled like death, it looked like death. The people Silvestri had trav eled so far to see were Rohingya stateless refugees from Myanmar who had fled from their homes due to violence and genocide. Whether that persecution was for political or religious reasons, it didnt matter. Silvestri said she felt a calling to help. Thats what brought her to the camp the goal of establishing a clinic for the injured and diseased. Refugees travel on foot for 10 to 12 days to get to the camp in Coxs Bazar, drinking water from puddles along the way some while nursing gunshot wounds. About 1,000,000 refugees reside in the camps, Silvestri said. Theyre just stateless, so theyre not allowed to leave the 2,000 acres that were given (for the camps), Silvestri said. They cant leave, they cant marry, they cant work.LIFE CHANGESilvestris reasons for coming to Bangladesh can be traced back to a trip to Istanbul last August. She was coming up on a year after passing the bar exam and was practicing transactional law helping people from other countries move their assets into the United States. She was working overseas in Istanbul and was enjoying some shop -Hope for the hopeless Ryah Silvestri of Winter Park left her career as an attorney to help refugee families in Bangladesh.ping when she saw something that changed her life. I was walking around in Istanbul, and Id see families in the streets Id never seen that before, Silvestri said. Id only seen people who didnt have children or babies (in the United States), because DCF would come, and the babies would be off the streets right away, it just wouldnt happen. I remember in that moment while I was going shopping and spending frivolous amounts of money on things that werent necessary that I was wasting my life. In that moment I said, OK, somethings wrong. This is not the life I want to lead. Silvestri returned home with a new perspective and decided it was time to make a change. She left her career as an attorney to instead work for a nonprofit to benefit people in need. I started looking at the world in a way that Id never done before, Silvestri said. She eventually decided on helping the Rohingya in Bangladesh a more recent crisis in the world that desperately needed attention.BEE HUMBLESilvestri started a charitable organization called Bee Humble, and partnered with nonprofit Planting Peace to get her vision of a clinic off the ground. That medical tent was approved by the Bangladesh government last month and now provides general and preventative care. The clinic sees about 1,000 patients every week and recently finished a mass deworming of 60,000 people. Intestinal worms can take 20% to 40% of your nutritional value from you, Silvestri said. (The refugees are) already not getting much in the way of nutrition, so the deworming really helps with combating acute malnutrition and the health of the children and families. But Silvestri said her mission has just begun. She wants to spread the reach of Bee Humble across the globe, and hopes to start a similar clinic in Ethiopia. Silverstri realizes shes found a sense of home in the midst of helping those with nowhere else to go. I felt so safe, at home and at peace in the camps, Silvestri said. It felt so right that I knew it was my calling. I knew it was home for me.Ryah Silvestri, bottom left, started a clinic for Rohingya people in Bangladesh. It felt so right that I knew it was my calling. I knew it was home for me. Ryah Silvestri HOW TO HELPFor more information on how to support Bee Humble, contact Ryah Silvestri at ryah. silvestri@gmail.com.Courtesy photos

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4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 12, did not attend the event. They were followed by Orlando resi dent Angie Gallo, and Winter Park residents Terry Rooth and Heather Traynham, who are running for the District 1 seat. CANDIDATES FOR CHAIR ROBERT PRATER Prater, who started off his career in education as a first-and second-grade teacher, said he entered the race for chair to help better the Orange County Public Schools system, particularly the way it evaluates students. Part of that evaluation system is its demoralizing, Prater said. The bottom line is, its not work ing. The hope for Prater is to fix prob lems such as these as well as build teacher morale. Teachers are the lowest paid in the nation with a four-year degree and you know this going in, Prater said. So my goal is to change the culture. NANCY ROBBINSON Robbinsons background in education has led to her current role as the representative for District 6 which includes Maitland for the last 10 years. Although Robbinson said the board had made great strides dur ing her time, there is always room for improvements. We already have voluntary preK in a lot of our schools, and in par ticular, our high-needs neighbor hoods, but Id like to expand that and make sure we offer it to more students at a younger age, Rob binson said. Id love to be able to bring some of the 3-year olds in in some of our high-needs neighbor hoods. There is also the hope her nomi nation would help continue the momentum she has built during her time on the board. DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES ANGIE GALLO As the Florida PT legislative chair, Gallo has spent the last 14 years as an advocate and member of the PTA. During her five-minute speech, Gallo said that she was focusing on three specific issues expanding pre-K, helping promote career technical education and expanding dual enrollment. We need to do a better job informing parents what CTE is whats available, whats out there, Gallo said. Right now in America, our children are $1.3 trillion in debt. Our children need to know that those who want to go to col lege, thats awesome, but there are alternatives. TERRY ROOTH As a lawyer, Rooth currently works at the University of Cen tral Florida as an assistant general counsel to student legal services. His main focus is to address the issue of undervalued and under paid teachers. A lot of it is the state, but its also the board and its priorities, he said. If the board starts valu ing teachers more, and that could easily start with an increase in sal ary, we can slow down this exodus of teachers leaving and also pull in teachers from surrounding coun ties. HEATHER TRAYNHAM Traynham is a mother of two, a local business owner and com munity partner to 65 differ ent schools throughout Orange County. As a Winter Park resident, Trayn ham entered the race as a resident who cares about the school system and its success. We need someone who under stands the scope of working with this large urban district and numerous schools each and every day, Traynham said. Along with the want to expand pre-K, Traynham said the biggest issue holding back schools is the achievement gap. There are four ways that you solve the achievement gap stu dent attendance, teacher atten dance, discipline and ninth-grade retention, Traynham said. If you really want to make the biggest impact in our schools, you close that achievement gap. Elections for the OCPS school board will be held Aug. 28. If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND O bserver 2017 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights Reserved Observer Media Group Inc. 1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468 Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David Beliles Publisher / Jackie Fanara, jfanara@OrangeObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Associate Editor / Troy Herring, therring@OrangeObserver.com Associate Editor / Tim Freed, tfreed@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Reporter / Harry Sayer, hsayer@OrangeObserver.com Multimedia Sales Executive Laura Rubio, lrubio@OrangeObserver.com Administrative Assistant Janice Carrion, jcarrion@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Tony Trotti, ttrotti@OrangeObserver.com OrangeObserver.com WINTER PARK/ MAITLAND OBSERVER The Winter Park/Maitland Observer (USPS #00-6186) is published by the Observer Media Group, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, Fl., 32789. Pe riodical postage paid at Winter Park, Florida. POSTMASTER send ad dress changes to the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. TO ADVERTISE For display or digital advertising, call Publisher Jackie Fanara at (407) 401-9929. For classied advertising, call (407) 401-9929. Our fax number is (407) 656-6075. LEGAL ADVERTISING To place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to legal@businessobserver.com. SEND US YOUR NEWS Let us know about your events, cel ebrations and achievements. Send your information via email to Mi chael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver. com. Mailed letters must be typed and include the authors signature and phone number. Letters to the editor are subject to editing. TO SUBSCRIBE The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscriptions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to sub scribe@OrangeObserver.com; visit orangeobserver.com; or visit our oce, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. 247827 263798 Established in 1972 we are celebrating 45 years of service this year. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR No one should have to face their struggles alone, and one Winter Park Wildcat is thankful for the support of her family, friends and her school when she needs it most. Winter Park High School stu dents have rallied around junior Rileigh Hanson, who was diag nosed with stage two Hodgkins lymphoma in November. Local Wildcats have started selling bracelets to go toward Han sons recovery. The purple bands read #RileighStrong. It was their idea to come up with the wrist bands as part of their fundraising efforts to help Rileigh out, Rileighs mother, Shanna Hanson, said. I thought that was really cool for a group of teenagers. We feel really blessed theyve rallied around her and shown tremendous support, not only through the wrist bands. Theyve come to the hospital, showed up at our house. The 17-year-olds fight against cancer started when she was get ting a sports physical in November to play water polo this year. Doc tors noticed some enlarged lymph nodes in her neck, but before then, she had no signs of typical cancer. She went to her general prac titioner, who ran some tests on Rileigh that all came back nega tive. A CT scan revealed that she had an abnormality though, and on Black Friday, Rileigh was diag nosed with stage two Hodgkins lymphoma. I was devastated, Shanna said. You never want this to happen to your kid. There were no signs of anything beforehand. Shes been perfectly healthy her entire life. The occasional allergy and sinus infection, but other than that, nothing. Its asymptomatic, which is not common for teenagers, she said. She doesnt show any signs of the traditional cancer. ... Had she not gone necessarily to get that sports physical, we could be dealing with a whole different set of issues. Rileigh has been in and out of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for chemotherapy treatments. The entire time, the love and support has continued to come from the Winter Park High community. The junior portion of the Powderpuff football game later this month will benefit Rileigh, and a recent Childrens Miracle Network dance marathon benefited Arnold Palmers blood cancer and disorders floor where Rileigh receives her treatment. Winter Park student Bridget Collis is on SGA and helped Rileigh design the bracelets, while stu dent Kira Diehl is applying for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys Students of the Year, a leadership development and philanthropy program where high school stu dents join a fundraising competi tion to benefit LLS. Diehl is entering on behalf of Rileigh. Its really great, because throughout high school, you kind of stop talking to some old friends and you get into new circles, but when something like this happens it erases all that, Rileigh said. It doesnt matter that you havent spoken to one of your friends since eighth grade. Suddenly, youre just as close as you were then. The support of her friends has made the fight so much easier to face, she said. This whole experience my friends have been by my side every single time, Rileigh said. Theyve visited me every round in the hospital. When they want to make plans to go out, one of them will go, Well wait, Rileigh cant do that, because her counts are low, so she cant be doing that stuff right now. Theyll change their plans and well all hang out at my house watching movies with masks on and Lysol. Its really important to have that support system. Anyone looking to give finan cial support to Rileigh and her family can visit gofundme.com/ Rileighs-Journey. By Rileighs side Courtesy photo Rileigh Hanson has the support of friends such as Max Frank lin. This whole experience my friends have been by my side every single time. Rileigh Hanson Meet the candidates CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 5 WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2018 1:00pm 5:00pm WHERE: Winter Park Civic Center 1050 West Morse Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789 Tickets available at all three Houses or online at:www.rmhccf.org $7 in advance $10 at the door $7 for seniors Children 3 and under are FREEThank You Sponsors of College ParkObserv e r Wi nter Pa rk / Maitland 266455 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERMaitland City Council on Monday, Feb. 12, approved a water plant deal with Altamonte Springs and appointed a new fiscal advisory board member. The City Council approved unanimously an agreement for the city of Altamonte Springs to provide water plant operator support to Maitland. In a brief presentation, Assistant Public Works Director Tanya Moore stressed the scarcity of water operators working for the city. The citys main operator of 30 years retired last November, leaving only one other operator who plans to retire as well. Finding suitable replacements for these positions has been difficult, Moore said. Theres an age gap, City Manager Sharon Anselmo said. Younger people arent looking to work as a water operator for the city. Under the new agreement, Maitland will pay Altamonte Springs $179,000 per year to oversee the citys three water treatment plants. Altamonte Springs, which already provides water treatment to Eatonville, Winter Park, Longwood and Seminole County, has 17 licensed water operators on staff. The agreement is expected to go into effect next quarter, Anselmo said.FISCAL ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTCouncil appointed Grey S. Binford, a Central Florida-based attorney of 27 years, to the citys fiscal advisory board. The fivemember committee oversees the citys budget and fiscal reports. Binford has served on Maitlands adjustment and appeals committee. The board remains incomplete even after Binfords appointment. Alex Gourlay resigned from the board last June, and Chairman Thomas Porters term expired Feb. 10. Binfords was the only application on file. Anselmo said the now-fourperson board will be functional, because there are enough members to reach a quorum. Maitland reaches agreement with Altamonte SpringsAltamonte Springs will provide water treatments for Maitland. IN OTHER NEWS The council approved the purchase of eight 2018 Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles from Prestige Ford for the Maitland Police Department. The new vehicles will replace eight Ford Crown Victorias. The total cost for the vehicles is $325,063. The city authorized spending $71,687 to purchase spare submersible sewer pumps for pump stations located at Dommerich Drive, Lake Sybelia and Sybelia Parkway. Those stations are considered main stations by the city but do not have spare pumps, a hazard in case of pump failure. 266992

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6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 Thursday Februar y 28 5 8 PM Winter Park Farmers Marke tEnjoy creative chili dishes from Winter Park area restaurants and caterers, Ente rt ainment by the Gazebros AND a great silent auction! Net proceeds donated to local charities.Tickets and information at www.chiliforcharit y. org PLATINUM SPONSOR GOLD SPONSORS Brandywine Square 266278 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORStanding behind their tables, the little kindergarten chefs watch as students and teachers approach. They stand with grins on their faces and chef hats on their heads, as the assorted goodies they helped make sit on the table in front of them. Each cookie, brownie and cupcake has a matching color scheme that includes pinks and reds to celebrate Valentines Day although it could also be said the colors match the warmth and heart that each child put into these sweets. These snacks were for more than just items for a little bake sale. They were made and sold to help raise money for St. Margaret Mary Catholic Schools sister mission in Jacmel, Haiti. Our real purpose is to teach the children about the children in Haiti and to be able to reach out and help others, Principal Kathleen Walsh said. And to know that not every body is like us that people are different and their lives are differ ent. Walsh said last year, the kindergarten students bake sale raised just over than $1,000, which went toward helping to build a school in Jacmel a port city on the southern coast of the Caribbean nation. In previous years, money went to help buy things such as furniture and a latrine. Although the total from this year hasnt been tallied, this years money is planned to be used for educational materials such as books, Walsh said. The church has had its mission in Haiti now for going on 13 years, and the help from the money raised is overseen by one of the churchs five committees. Our school has supported the mission since its inception, and as a part of that, we do this bake sale, but we have many other things, too, Walsh said. We do a monthly Haiti lunch day, which is a fundraiser of beans and rice and bananas, and that raises approximately $1,000 a month as well. All of our money, has been used over the years for different things, but Raise em rightKindergartners at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School help raise money for a mission in Haiti. Our real purpose is to teach the children about the children in Haiti and to be able to reach out and help others. And to know that not everybody is like us that people are dierent and their lives are dierent. Principal Kathleen Walsh Courtesy photosLast year the kindergartners at the school raised more than $1,000. St. Margaret Mary students donned chefs hats to enjoy their bake sale. all have been impactful toward education and the children in Haiti. The simple idea of a bake sale to help their sister mission in Haiti the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere came nearly a decade ago, when kindergarten teachers began discussing ideas with other teachers. They had been networking with other kindergarten teachers and heard about a bake sale, and they took that model and did it and decided to do the dimes, and also decided that every year it would go toward the same cause, Walsh said. But it was definitely a grassroots effort by the teachers. When Walsh mentions dimes, she is referring to the way the bake sale is organized. Each item is sold for an amount that can be bought in increments of 10 cents. So the idea is not only are the kindergarten students at St. Mar garet Mary learning how to give back and help, but also doing so in an educational way that helps build mathematic abilities. Although many kids would find it hard to have fun with math, attaching the concept of skip counting to such a fun little project makes it feel much less like a chore, Walsh said. This lesson in humanity and mathematics is something that Walsh hopes will help open the worldview of these students, as well as future kindergarten stu dents. If you asked any of our stu dents to tell me something about Haiti, our children know about the country of Haiti and the people and their plight, Walsh said. We try hard to build relationships we send notes back and forth so our children can learn of other children and other cultures, and learn there is more to the world than just here.

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Avoid the ER The emergency room is the most expensive place to receive treatment and should only be used when you truly have an emergency. Urgent care and walk-in clinics cost a fraction of a trip to the ER. Theyre ideal for conditions such as sprains, colds, u-like symptoms, rashes, animal bites and minor broken bones like ngers and toes. Here in Central Florida, GuideWell Emergency Doctors is a great lower-cost alternative to the ER because its priced like an urgent care while able to treat both minor and more serious health concerns with board-certied emergency doctors, on-site labs, EKG, radiology and more. 2. Ask about Lower-Cost Medications For some conditions there may be several medications that do the same thing but have drastically different prices. Ask your doctor if theres a generic or lower-cost alternative to your expensive brand name medications. Some pharmacies may offer certain generic medications at no cost. You also can save money with most insurers by ordering a 90-day supply through the mail. 3. Use Free Preventive Care Benets Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans pay the full cost of several preventive care services including a yearly checkup, u shots and other routine vaccinations, and blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol tests. Depending on your age, cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies are also covered. Getting regular checkups is a good way to identify and address possible medical issues before they become more severe (and more costly.) 4. Shop Around You shop around for other pricy items, so why not health services? Your costs for a medical service may vary greatly depending on where its performed, which is why its important to shop around beforehand. For starters, make sure you always go to a doctor or facility that is in your insurance plans network. Next, investigate how much you will be responsible for at different locations. Florida Blue members can visit the member website or app to search for pricing and quality information of nearby facilities for services such as MRIs, common surgeries and ofce visits. Health care can be expensive, but you may save hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars this year if you just follow these four suggestions. By Carol Lemerond, ARNP, Florida Blue Nurse Practitioner FEBRUARYRED HOT BUYS Now through February 28th Maitland, FL 327511607 S Orlando Avetoolesacehardware.com rfntbtbbttrbbnb bbbbtbtbbbbtt btrbtbbttntb407-645-3366 BETTER BETTERBuy two, get oneFRE Eb tb b$499$1699Ea. Ea. GOOD GOOD BEST BEST BEST BEST NEW! Kills Prevents Buy this: rf n tf b f$2499f Get thisFREE: NEW!Kills Prevents Feedstbb t SALE $7.99-$3$499Ea. YOUR CHOICE SALE $7.99-$3$499Ea. n t 265678 in place that we do use to enforce issues and problems that we have that result from rentals of singlefamily dwellings, Winter Park Fire Chief and Code Compliance Director Jim White said. It basically covers that you cant rent or lease those units for less than 30 days. Weve been attacking this for the past couple years. Where we have the problems are homes that are routinely rent ed in residential areas that are used for things other than single-family occupancies or vacations, he said. Theyre used for weddings and parties, where we then have sound and noise problems and parking issues. White said the ordinance, which has been in place since about 1999, is difficult to enforce, because the city is only made aware of a viola tion if its reported by another res ident. There are between 60 and 80 homes being rented in Winter Park at any one time, and its up to staff to monitor all of them and make sure theyre renting for the allowed 30 days, he said. It doesnt happen very often, but we do have some neighbor hoods where that is very popular, White said. City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said the Florida bill that would preempt the city already has gone through two Senate com mittees. Its well on its way unless the public steps forward and starts to express concern, Cooper said. It is a very damning proposal, and I hope people understand that. We need to speak up. That led commissioners to discuss numerous other areas where the state is looking to take control, including CRA spending and city trees. Mayor Steve Leary said the moves by the state are all political in nature and that the Florida legislature has twisted the narrative from the local governments perspective. What the state is trying to turn this around into is Local munici palities are worried about their revenue streams, Leary said. Its got nothing to do with revenue streams. It has everything to do with the ability of us to create the communities that our residents expect. MAYFLOWER MOVES CLOSER TO APPROVAL The City Commission moved an expansion project for the May flower Retirement Community another step forward at their Monday meeting, approving the rezoning of nearby land. Plans are underway for the May flower to purchase an eight-acre piece of property nearby at 2141 Oakhurst Ave. On the combined existing and future property of 15.5 acres, the Mayflower plans to build a 58,117-square-foot, threestory health care (skilled nursing) building; a 20,672-square-foot, one-story memory care building; a 9,000-square-foot one-story clubhouse; and 40 new villa units. IN OTHER NEWS The 2018 General Election Canvasing Board was selected. Commissioners approved a resolution request by the Partin Family Trust to designate their family cemetery, located at 2500 Modac Trail, as a historic resource on the Winter Park Register of Historic Places. The commission approved a resolution request by Restore Winter Park LLC to designate 654 W. Lyman Ave. as a historic resource in Winter Park. City pushes for home rule CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 2-15-18 rfntb rfff ntb f bf r rb nr brf r r bb rbb ntrbbr r b nb nr nrb nnt n nr f rb bbb f rbf nff tf rbfr tbbf rfbr ffr f n b f ff ff r t f f rbfb tbrf f nf f f bbrff r b nrfr f t f f b b b f r n t b ffb r ntb f tfb f n nnfbr nb b nb nrr tb nb b f trb tb r rb r b ff b ntbf trf fb ffb n f brf ffb t r r f fff t t r nr rr frf tbr nr rf f fb f r fntbt r rfr r rrrr rrrr r rr r TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORPacked onto one side of Winter Park Highs gym, students, faculty and family members watched with intrigue. The excitement of the onlook ers was matched only by those student-athletes sitting at the long table in front of them. The pomp and circumstance of the moment, and the donning of collegiate colors of soon to be graduating seniors meant only one thing National Signing Day. Coaches came to the forefront to talk about the importance of the moment and praised the student-athletes for their hard work, before each signed their national letters of intent to the schools they will call home. With each movement of the pen the crowd broke out into a vociferous roar. Im excited Im ready to get on campus right now and play, said Juanye Tillman, who will be moving to Fargo to play football at North Dakota State University. Im going to miss this place. This is where they taught me every thing. They made me a better man and a better person. Tillman, who played outside linebacker for the Wildcats, hopes to add more talent to a team that has long been a force at the FCS level. NDSU has won six national titles in the last seven years. The process of looking at colleges has been going on since his junior year, but Tillman said NDSU was the school that gave him his best chance to succeed. Although college football will be a bit different than highschool ball, the weather will be a challenge, too. For instance, it was in the 80s on National Signing Day in Winter Park; while it was 6 degrees with a wind chill of -12 degrees in North Dakota. Im just going to have to adapt; its going to be something new, Tillman said. Its an adventure. While Tillman travels far off, Kaelyn Jones of the Wildcats soccer team will stay a bit closer to home. In the fall Jones will move to Valdosta, Georgia, to play soccer for the Valdosta State University Blazers. I went to an ID camp with my friend, and thats where I saw Valdosta, and then I just kind of went from there, Jones said. And theyre close to Florida, so it was easy to go there its 15 minutes into Georgia. Like most if not all of the 13 student-athletes to sign from Winter Park, a major part of the moment was finally having the recruiting process complete. I feel relieved because I dont have to stress about it anymore and excited because I know I have my whole team waiting until we come and join them, Jones said.THE SIGNEESWINTER PARK HIGH SCHOOL Manny Bezares Mor ton College (baseball) Donovan Barden Dodge City Community College (football) Cameron Brown Stet son University (football) Brian Gomez St. Anselm College (football) Cullen Honohan Holy Cross (football) EJ Jimenez Robert Morris University (foot ball) Kiny Joyner Jacksonville University (football) Cameron Legree Quincy University (foot ball) Michael Lopez LA Pierce Community College (football) Juanye Tillman North Dakota State University (football) Isabella Dunnam Lenoir-Rhyne University (lacrosse) Kaelyn Jones Valdosta State University (soccer) Alyssa Lynch PascoHernando State College (softball) EDGEWATER Quondarrius Whiteld Ferris State University (football) Mason Rimbach University of Montebello (lacrosse) Kaitlin Evans Rollins College (soccer) Kristen Scott UCF (soccer) BISHOP MOORE Matt Wheeler Bry ant & Stratton College (baseball) Evan Anderson Jacksonville University (football) Trilion Coles UCF (football) Dalton DeChristopher Kent State (football) Caleb McMillan Mar shal University (football) Eric Seidelman UCF (football) Ryan Hull FIT (Golf) Grace Hagerty Rhode Island (soccer) Alyssa Moler UNCCharlotte (soccer) Mia Pencak Flagler College (soccer) Vanessa Piermont UNF (soccer) Max Torres UNF (soccer) Andres Ramirez St. John Fisher College (volleyball) Larissa Henderson Penn State Behrend (water polo) TRINITY PREP Sophia Cheros Denison University (basket ball) Cori Gray Bowdain College (volleyball) Matthew Degtyar Dartmouth (swimming) Chris Cayo Mars Hill University (football) Alex Holler UCF (football)Troy HerringJuanye Tillman, Winter Park High School: Im going to miss this place. This is where they taught me everything. They made me a better man and a bet ter person.PEN TO PAPER Local student-athletes signed their letters of intent, solidifying their plans to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

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THE SCHEDULEFRIDAY, FEB. 16 ALL DAY: Art on the Green featuring large-scale sculptures by David Hayes at City Hall lawn & West Morse Boulevard 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Autumn Art Festival Pop-Up Shop at Winter Park Welcome Center 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McK ean Gallery at Creald School of Art 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Best of Show Collection at Winter Park Public Library 9:30 A.M. TO 8 P.M.: Open House at the Morse at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: All Day at the Heritage Center at Hannibal Square Heritage Center 1 P.M.: Guided tour of Heritage Center Collection at Hannibal Square Heritage Center 7:30 P.M.: Stephen Tharp Or gan Recital: 83rd Annual Bach Festival at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College 8 P.M.: The Women of Locker bie opening night at Annie Russell Theatre SATURDAY, FEB. 17 ALL DAY: Art on the Green featuring large-scale sculptures by David Hayes, City Hall lawn & West Morse Boulevard 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McK ean Gallery at Creald School of Art 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Best of Show Collection at Winter Park Public Library 9:30 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Open House at the Morse at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art 10 A.M.: Childrens Arts and Crafts in the Garden at Mead Botanical Garden 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: All Day at the Heritage Center at Hannibal Square Heritage Center NOON TO 3 P.M.: WP History Museum & WUCF-TV: Be My Neighbor Day at Central Park & Winter Park History Museum 1 P.M.: Across Cultures and Time: An international Tour at CFAM Guided Tour at Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1 P.M.: Contemporary Sculpture Garden Curator Tour at Creald School of Art 1 P.M.: Guided Tour of Heritage Center Collection at Hannibal Square Heritage Center 7:30 TO 8:30 P.M.: Paul Moravec: Works for Choir, Organ and Orchestra: 83rd Annual Bach Festival at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College 8 P.M.: The Women of Locker bie at Annie Russell Theatre ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, FEB. 16, 2018SynergyWinter Park always has been acknowledged as a hub for arts and culture, but the citys oerings of artistic expression have never been shown o quite like this. Friday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 19, marks Winter Parks inaugural Weekend of the Arts, a collection of exhibits, concerts, performances and other events all presented by 18 major arts and culture nonprots in the city. Winter Park has brought 18 arts and culture nonprots together for the inaugural Weekend of the Arts. BY TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORCourtesy photosCONTINUED ON PAGE 4SEE PAGE 4 ALSO INSIDE: BLACK TIE: Allegro Grand Opening Gala. 9 FOOD: Learn to make your own spring rolls. 7

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ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 3 Through May 19, 2018 Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKeanCreald School of Art presents Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean as artists in their own right in this two-gallery exhibition of rarely seen works on loan from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Creald School of Art 600 St. Andrews Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32792 Hannibal Square Heritage Center 642 W. New England Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789 Jeannette Genius McKean, House Yellow, oil on board, 1954, 16 x 20 in. Hugh F. McKean, On Earth as It Is in Heaven (a.k.a. Charlie), 1941, oil on canvas board, 20 x 16 in.This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Professional artists teaching classes for adults & youth in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass & ber arts.Register today for the class youve always wanted to take:visit crealde.org or call 407.671.1886 EST ART IS FOR EVERYONE WEEKEND OF THE ARTS 2/16 2/19Fri., 2/16 Sunday, 2/18, 9 am 4 pm, Creald Jenkins Gallery, Extended Gallery Hours with Curator Barbara TIany Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean Sat. 2/17, 1 pm: Contemporary Sculpture Garden, Curator Tour with David Cumbie (Creald Main Campus) Fri., Sat. 10 am 4 pm: All Day at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Fri., Sat. 1 pm : Heritage Center Guided Tour of Heritage Center Collection with Barbara Chandler & Mary DanielsSaturday, March 10, 10 am 2 pm: CREALD 7TH ANNUAL FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL Free Art Activities, Pony Rides, Bounce House, Live Music, Refreshments, and Special Weekend Only Discount for Summer Art Experiences Saturday, Apr 21, 2018, 10 am 4 pm: 9TH ANNUAL FOLK & URBAN ART FESTIVAL Hannibal Square Heritage Center Florida Artists, Live Music, Soul Food, Free admission Spring Session Classes Begin Week of March 27th; Early Bird Discount Code: effective through March 3Join us for these Creald School of Art and Hannibal Square Heritage Center events: 266023 TUESDAY, FEB. 20 GIL SHAHAM CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College, Winter Park. Grammy Award-winner Gil Shaham is one of the most sought-after violinists throughout the world and appears regularly on the worlds great concert stages. He is renowned as an American master with awless technique combined with warmth and generosity of spirit. In a spe cial performance on the 83rd Bach Festival, Mr. Shaham will present a recital featuring unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach and other rep ertoire. He will be accompanied by Akira Eguch on piano. Cost is $55. For more information, call (407) 646-2182. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 CARNEGIE HALL COMES TO WINTER PARK 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. The Classical Music Group returns this month to feature Sean Kennard, an acclaimed concert pianist who has won top prizes in international music competitions worldwide. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world, and in recital and chamber music venues including Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Non-member contributions are always welcome. For more information, call (407) 644-6149. SPOTLIGHT CABARET SERIES: MICHAEL SCOTT ROSS 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park. Michael Scott Ross premieres his new solo cabaret, My Broadway: The Roles I Could Play, in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse patrons will remember Michael from his comic turn as Eugene in Life Could Be A Dream. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano. This unique form of entertainment showcases a dierent professional singer each month up front in the beautiful lobby bar. A truly New York-style cabaret, each performance is about 55 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. General admission is $20 (one drink minimum), and standingroom-only is $10. Standing-roomonly tickets will not be sold until all the general admission tickets are sold out. For more information, call (407) 645-0145. CAROL STEIN AND FRIENDS WITH CARLA DELVILLAGGIO 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Carla DelVillaggio is a multipleaward-winning tribute artist who has entertained across the country from Miami to Las Vegas to New York. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit bluebam booartcenter.com. THURSDAY, FEB. 22 ELLIOT ACKERMAN AND LISA KO: WINTER WITH THE WRITERS 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Bush Science Center Audi torium at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Witness this joint reading event featur ing two authors. Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel Green on Blue, is based in Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine, among other publica tions, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel that won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writ ing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, Apogee Journal, Narrative, O. Magazine, Copper Nickel, Sto rychord, One Teen Story, Brooklyn Review and elsewhere. For more information, call (407) 646-2000. CORTEZ AND KOELBLE 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Chris Cortez and Bobby Koelble present a night of jazz guitar duets. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit bluebambooart center.com. FRIDAY, FEB. 23 CONCERTOS BY CANDLELIGHT: THE CLASSICAL ROMANTIC 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and Sat urday, Feb. 24, at Knowles Memo rial Chapel at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Knowles Chapel comes alive with an evening of sublime melodies and exciting virtuosic concertos featur ing Hummels Trumpet Concerto, the rarely heard Romanze for Viola by Max Bruch, the dramatic Cello Concerto in A Minor by SaintSans, and the world premiere of Daniel Croziers Concerto for Two Clarinets all accompanied by the Bach Festival Orchestra with Conductor John V. Sinclair. Tickets start at $25. For more information, (407) 646-2182. ONGOING CURATOR TOURS OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANYS LAURELTON HALL 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about Louis Comfort Tianys Long Island es tate with a Morse curator. Space is limited, and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. 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4 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 266188 The weekend is the culmina tion of a year of discussion among the nonprofits that make up the Arts and Culture Subcommittee, Winter Park Assistant Director of Communications Craig ONeil said. The city of Winter Park has been committed to arts and culture since it was established in 1882, ONeil said. The recent arts and culture initiative though is a result of Vision Winter Park a yearlong vision process with meetings and informational sessions throughout the city in 2015. Its all led up to this inaugural Weekend of the Arts, he said. Everyone is so excited its the first time its ever happened, ONeil said. There will be some thing for everyone. We want people to be inspired by the arts and culture in the city. It is inspir ing when you really look at them all together under the one umbrella that we now have housed on the citys website. This weekend will include every thing from an open house at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and guided sculpture tour at the Creald School of Art to arts and crafts at Mead Botanical Garden and exhibits at the Winter Park History Museum. CEO and Executive Director Debbie Komanski, of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, said a collection of events like this has been a long time com ing. All of us that have been involved in getting together all the arts organizations in the city limits of Winter Park just over a year ago could not be more ecstatic, Kom anski said. We have been asking for the city to help us work togeth er. The city brought us together, which fulfilled our dream. Director of Marketing and Public Relations Lisa Melillo of the Win ter Park Playhouse said its truly a privilege to see everyone come together for the weekend of events. I know that we have, along with several others, been trying to come together as a group for many years, Melillo said. Having the city behind us now in an effort to really promote the city as a desti nation of arts and culture and have all of us working together in uni son and seeing it come to fruition on a weekend like this is just very special. Its something that the play house in particular is very proud to be a part of, she said. To be alongside the likes of Bach Festival and all of the wonderful museums and the Annie Russell Theatre over at Rollins and all the arts and cul tural scene, were pleased to really be a part of it. Executive Director Susan Skol field, of the Winter Park History Museum, said planning the event has brought all of the nonprofits even closer together. Weve been meeting once a month for many, many months now, she said. Its been won derful for all of the organizations because weve gotten to know each other even better than we did before. Theres just really a sense of community I think most of us are just amazed by what Winter Park has to offer. Melillo said she sees the Week end of the Arts as a something that Winter Parkers will look forward to annually for years to come. Its something that I think will have longevity, Melillo said. The first weekend is the inaugural weekend, but I think its going to set the tone for future weekends and become a staple on an annual basis for people to look forward to. I see it as the beginning of a great run. ONeil confirmed the city hopes to host Weekend of the Arts annu ally. I hope (people) take away that art is for everyone, ONeil said. The city of Winter Park is very blessed and gifted with so much arts and culture. Most of these events are free. If you just spend time in Winter Park, we think people will just fall in love with it. For more information about Weekend of the Arts, visit cityof winterpark.org/visitors/arts-cul ture. SUNDAY, FEB. 18 ALL DAY: Art on the Green featur ing large-scale sculptures by David Hayes at City Hall lawn & West Morse Boulevard 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean Gallery at Creald School of Art 1 P.M.: Across Cultures and Time: Go Abroad with CFAM Guided Tour at The Alfond Inn NOON TO 3 P.M.: Music at the Casa at Casa Feliz Historic Home 1 TO 4 P.M.: Open House at the Morse at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art 2 P.M.: Babes in Hollywood: The Music of Garland and Rooney at Winter Park Playhouse 2 TO 3:30 P.M.: Best of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Walking Tour at Winter Park Public Library Community Room 3 TO 5 P.M.: Winter Park Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Central Park 5 P.M. AND 7 P.M. (two performances) Spiritual Spaces: Musical Meditations: 83rd Annual Bach Festival at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College 8 P.M.: The Women of Lockerbie at An nie Russell Theatre MONDAY, FEB. 19 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Honoring Two Winter Park Legends: The Paintings of Hugh McKean and Jeannette Genius McKean Gallery at Creald School of Art 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Best of Show Collection at Winter Park Public Library 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: All Day at the Polasek at Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens 2 TO 3 P.M.: American Flag Collage for Children at Winter Park Public Library Storytime Room 8 P.M.: A Night of Jazz & More with the Chris Cortez Trio at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts Artistic alliance Its been won derful for all of the organizations because weve gotten to know each other even better than we did before. Theres just really a sense of community I think most of us are just amazed by what Winter Park has to oer. 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6 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 Each Spring the Center holds its annual Baby Owl Shower to raise funds to offset the increased costs during baby season. Join us for a day of activities plus special visits with the Centers Ambassador birds. Admission is free that day with an item from our wish list which can be found on our website. Rehabilitation Conservation Education A non-prot urban environmental center that specializes in the rescue, medical treatment, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured birds of prey (raptors). See over 20 different raptor species including eagles, owls and falcons while you explore the Centers boardwalk, native plants, buttery garden and lakeside gazebo. Hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday Sunday, closed on Federal Holidays Email: AudubonCBOP@audubon.org Website: AudubonCenterforBirdsofPrey.org Facebook / AudubonCenterforBirdsofPrey1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751 407-644-0190rfntb rtbt 266676 HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER Winter Park locals wont have to wait much longer to hear the leg endary works of Bach, Brahm, Moravec and more. This weekend marks the begin ning of the 83rd annual Bach Festi val, a celebration of classical music held at Rollins College. The annual festival is sort of the heart and soul of our organization, said Elizabeth Gwinn, executive director of the Bach Festival Soci ety. Its our namesake. The festivities begin Feb. 16 and will run through the end of April. The programs, which range from large-scale concerts from the Bach Festival Society choir and orchestra to in-depth lectures and discussions, were hand-picked by John Sinclair, music professor at Rollins College and the longtime artistic director for the Bach Fes tival Society. Its my 28th season (conducting for the orchestra), Sinclair said. Ive been part of this organization a long time. The societys 160-voice choir, which has members from through out Central Florida, started prac ticing the numerous classical piec es in August. It was a strenuous practice schedule for a jam-packed few months of music. It takes quite a bit of stamina to perform in the Bach Choir, Sin clair said. You have to be able to change styles on a dime. The Bach Festival Society has been working on the 2018 festival for 18 months, according to Gwinn. In that time, it has recruited a number of world-class musicians, including violinist Gil Shaham and cellist Andrs Daz, to perform their signature works. I try to (choose) music thats familiar to our audience and some thats not so familiar but theyll find interesting, Sinclair said. Its all about putting together a whole package. SPIRITUAL SPACES The Spiritual Spaces program is getting a heavier push follow ing its debut in last years festival. Sinclair has doubled the number of programs for the 2018 show. Its designed for a person to sit back and let the music wash over you and through you, Sinclair said. Some will find it meditative, others will sit back in the beautiful chapel and enjoy great music. Its an opportunity for classic music to heal, invigorate and let you chill. The hourlong program, which has no breaks, delivers an assort ment of different musical styles something that matches Sinclairs own eclectic tastes. Weve got classical pieces, a 13th-century chant, some John Williams theres a little bit of everything in there, he said. Picking those 16 pieces of music, however, hasnt been easy; Sinclair has spent months parsing through a hundred performances to find the right sounds. Its been an arduous process to get the right mix of programs and Nothing but the classics SCHEDULE FEB. 16: Rollins Depart ment of Music: Stephan Tharp Organ Recital at Knowles Memorial Chapel FEB. 17: Insights & Sounds: Paul Moravec at Knowles Memorial Chapel FEB. 18: Talk: The Neu robiology of Music at Tiedtke Concert Hall FEB. 18: Talk: Music and Spirituality at Tiedtke Concert Hall FEB. 18: Spiritual Spaces: Musical Meditations at Knowles Memorial Chapel FEB. 20 : Violinist Gil Sha ham at Tiedtke hall FEB. 22: Master Class: Cellist Andrs Daz at Tiedtke Concert Hall FEB. 23 AND 24: Concer tos by Candlelight: The Classical Romantic at Knowles Memorial Chapel FEB. 23 AND 24: Talk: Composing a World Pre miere at Tiedtke hall MARCH 1: Master Class: Sherezade Panthaki at Tiedtke Concert Hall MARCH 1 : Open Rehears al at Knowles Memorial Chapel MARCH 3: The Magni cats: Bach and Beyond at Knowles Memorial Chapel MARCH 4: Bach, Brahms, and Bruckner at Knowles Memorial Chapel MARCH 18: Takcs Quar tet at Tiedtke hall APRIL 5: Insights & Sounds: J.S. Bach at Tiedtke Concert Hall APRIL 21 AND 22: African-American Mas terpieces: Symphonic Spirituals at Knowles Memorial Chapel The annual Bach Festival kicks o this weekend at Rollins. in the right key centers so they feel smooth going from one to the other, he said. Its been fun, but it wasnt done overnight. THE CLASSICS The reason the Bach Festival has been around so many years is because weve stuck to our mission of presenting the best of the classi cal music genre, Sinclair said. A program hes particularly excited for is The Magnificats: Bach and Beyond, a pair of pieces detailing The Song of Mary, interpreted by composers J.S. Bach and John Rutter. Its Bach at his most joyful, and its fabulous work for soloist, choir and orchestra, he said. We havent done this piece in a num ber of years. I wanted to pair it with another (John Rutters) Magnifi cat its joyful and fun and very 20th-century sounding. MIND OVER MATTER Herbert Newton, director of the Neuro-Oncology Center at Flor ida Hospital Cancer Institute and Florida Hospital Orlando, is host ing a free lecture on the power music has on the human brain on Feb. 18. I met (Newton) and hes been fascinated, as all of us musi cians have too, by how the brain is affected by music, Sinclair said. The lecture, held in Rollins Tiedtke Concert Hall, will look at the neural processes involved with musical appreciation and listening ability. Ive always thought in 30 or 40 years from now, when we know more, that well call our doctor and hell say, Listen to Beethovens Seventh and call me tomorrow, Sinclair said. Im convinced music can get into the body and soul in a way we dont use. Courtesy photo

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OrangeObserver.com ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 7 follow us on www.morsemuseum.org 445 north park avenue winter park, orida 32789 (407) 645-5311 just a 5-minute walk from the sunrail station.THE DOMES of the YosemiteFebruary 13 July 8, 2018Newly conserved in Florida, Albert Bierstadts monumental 1867 masterpiece of the Yosemite Valley debuts at the Morse through a special loan from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. 265893 Rick KilbyFinding the Fountain of Youth in Florida TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 6:30 8 P.M. From conquistadors to consumptives, visitors have ocked to Florida seeking renewal and restoration. Casa Feliz Board member and author Rick Kilby demonstrates how the legend of the Fountain of Youth has inuenced Florida culture for centuries and how the myth still resonates in the state we live in today. Ponce de Len and Floridas Magical Waters Finding the Fountain of Youth is its own Fountain of Youth. Just seeing the nostalgic advertisements, postcards, and photos is enough to make readers reclaim their own youth, no matter how far removed from it they may be.Tim Hollis, author of Selling the Sunshine State Tells the story of how a myth became so pervasive in Florida cultureto the point that Fountains of Youth sprang up all over.Lu Vickers, author of Weeki Wachee Mermaids Juan Ponce de Len reached the shores of Florida on April 2, 1513. Although the myth of the conquistadors quest for the fountain of youth was debunked long ago, his fabled search remains inextricably tied to the image of the Sunshine State. Featuring reproductions of hundreds of eye-catching postcards, vintage advertisements, vibrant photos, and other Ponceabilia, Finding the Fountain Youth reveals how Florida itself has been transformed into a veritable fountain of youth, a paradisiacal playground, a utopia of rejuvenating springs and supple mermaids. Finding the Fountain of Youth HISTORY/ POPULAR CULTUREupf.comupf.com rf ntbrtr 266149 266754Dont miss this opportunity to reach over 26,500 readers each week!The Observer will highlight the best of Winter Park through its new weekly Arts & Culture section. Take advantage, space is limited and will sell out quickly. Announcing Winter Park / Maitland Observer For more information or to advertise, contact Publisher Jackie Fanara at 407-401-9929 or email jfanara@OrangeObserver.com INGREDIENTS (Makes six rolls) 1 tablespoon oil 1 ounce blanched rice noodles 3 ounces shredded cabbage 2.5 ounces matchstick carrots 1 ounce shitake mushrooms (sliced thin) 1 ounce sliced yellow onions 1 ounce bean sprouts 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon oyster sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar Springroll wraps Oil for deep frying 1 tablespoon our 2.5 tablespoon water METHOD Heat oil in a frying pan or wok to medium/high. Once the pan or wok is heated, add 1/2 teaspoon of both ginger and garlic. Stir until aromatic. Add 1 ounce of onions and 2.5 ounces of sliced carrots, and stir fry for around one minute. Then, add in the remaining ingredients sans the blanched rice noodles and saut for another minute. Remove the pan/wok from the heat and mix in the blanched rice noodles. Once mixed, place the mix into a colander and drain for ve minutes pressing the mixture. This is important, Uddin said. Make sure that you press it and drain out as much of the liquid as you can, Uddin said. You want it to be, not dry like paper, but dry. Let cool before placing into wraps. The rolling and packing of mix into the rolls is probably the trickiest part, and it requires some trial and error in developing a technique. When you roll them, you want to roll them as tightly as possible without tearing the skin, Uddin said. If you roll them too tightly, they might pop, and theyll get greasy inside when you fry it. If you roll it too loose, there might be an opening somewhere, and itll get greasy inside when you fry it. Make sure there is no gaps or holes. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of mixture per each wrap, which Uddin said is around 2 ounces at most. Once youve gotten the right amount of mix into your spring roll, roll it tightly and seal it with a layer of our/water mix. Once rolled, deep fry the rolls for exactly 90 seconds until golden brown.Spring(rolls) into Chinese New YearCelebrate the holiday with this how-to guide to make your own delicious spring rolls. Say hello to the Year of the Dog, everyone. With the arrival of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 16, millions of people around the world will celebrate the end of the lunisolar Chinese calendar with food, friends and parties. Just like many grandiose events, one of the most impor tant aspects of this weekends celebrations is the food. But if youre not really feeling going out to celebrate, you can easily make some homemade dishes inspired by Asian culture, which includes one of the most wellrecognized and loved appetizers the spring roll. To celebrate Chinese New Year, Jon Uddin, kitchen manager of Winter Parks new Wonton Asian Kitchen, shared the restaurants spring roll recipe, which which took years of trial and error to perfect. Its pretty standard authentic ingredients and flavors soy sauce, brown sugar, carrots, shiitake all that stuff, Uddin said. We make the mix in house fresh, we roll them fresh every day. TROY HERRING SPRING ROLLSJon Uddin, Wonton Asian Kitchen Troy Herring

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OrangeObserver.com 266009 ACCOMMODATIONS HUDSONS CELLAR AVAILABLE SUMMER 2018 1 THE DOMES OF THE YOSEMITEThrough July 8 at the Morse Museum. The Domes of the Yosemite, the largest existing painting by 19th-century art star Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), will be exhibited at the Morse Museum in Winter Park through a special loan from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. The monumental 1867 oil-on-canvas recently received significant conservation treatment; stands 10 feet tall by 15 feet wide; and has not been shown outside the Athenaeum since 1873. Morse Museum Director Laurence Ruggiero calls it a virtuoso performance by one of the most beloved painters of Americas natural beauty. Bierstadt, a German-American artist, was known for grandiose landscape paintings that captured the American West, and The Domes is recognized as his crowning achievement. The Morse Museum is home to the worlds most comprehensive collection of works by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). The giant painting was important enough to be showcased in New York, Philadelphia and Boston before its 1873 installation, meaning this national treasure fits perfectly in the time period for which the Morse Museum is known. Call (407) 645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org.2 THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIEFeb. 16 through 24 at Rollins College. Deborah Brevoort won the Kennedy Centers New American Play Award for her play, The Women of Lockerbie, about the tragic Pan Am explosion in December 1988. The play is historical fiction about Pan Am Flight 103, traveling from London to New York City. Before the plane reached the Atlantic, a bomb exploded inside the plane, scattering pieces of the plane over 850 square miles of Locker bie, Scotland, and killing 243 passengers, 16 crew members and 11 people on the ground. Brevoorts drama is about a group of women from Locker bie who collect the victims clothing to wash 11,000 items and return them to the victims families as a gesture of love in a world of inexplicable hatred. At the daytime performances on Feb. 18 and 24, guests will be welcomed to the theater by a bagpiper. Call (407) 646-2145 or visit Rollins.edu/annie.3 STEEL MAGNOLIASFeb. 23 to March 11 at the CFCArts BlackBox Theater. Like the classic movie with the same name, Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias is set in Truvys beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where anyone who is anyone comes to get their hair done. As a cast of strong, lovable, gossipy Southern women experiences loss in their tight-knit family, the play reminds audiences of the important things in life through this funny/sad, touching and life-affirming evening in the theater. CFCArts is the fastest growing performance phenomenon in Central Florida, and its performers re-invent life-affirming in everything they touch. This is a great way in which to experience one of your favorite movies, performed live, and perhaps more importantly if youve never attended an always-affordable CFCArts performance it is time. Call (407) 937-1800 ext. 710 or visit cfcarts.com.4 CENTRAL FLORIDA DRAGON PARADE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25. The Dog is 11th in the Chinese zodiac, with each year related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Everyone and most particularly dog-lovers can celebrate their canine companion this year as 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. This is the eighth annual Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival in the Mills 50 District, with the parade starting at 728 N. Thornton Ave. and ending at Colonial Drive. Each year, the parade is just the beginning of the festival. It is followed by exotic and popular Asian entertainment, including Dragon Dancing, Lion Dancing, martial arts, thrilling taiko drummers, arts and crafts exhibits and, of course, Asian food. Thousands of people from all cultures feel welcome as they join in the festivities each year. With new attractions added right up to the day of perfor mance, visit centralfloridadragonparade.org. 5 ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT8 p.m. May 8 at the Bob Carr Theater. For this celebratory concert, the Orlando Philhar monic invites us to a oncein-a-lifetime evening with the worlds most celebrated cellist,Yo-Yo Ma. Ma graduated from bothJuilliard andHar vardand has enjoyed an unprecedented career as a soloist with orchestras around the world, recording more than 90albums and receiving 18Grammy Awards. Along the way, he also has recorded a variety of American folk music, traditional Chinese melodies and Argentinean tangos. He has been aUnited Nations Messenger of Peace since 2006, awarded theNational Medal of Artsin 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedomin 2011. Together with violinistColin Jacobsen, he will perform theBrahms Double Concertowith the Orlando Philharmonic. While this engagement celebrates Mas first performance in Orlando, I leave you with the thought that what was not mentioned in the Philharmonic announcement our young maestro, Eric Jacobsen, is himself a worldrenowned cellist. That brings to mind the beautiful Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos, the Romberg and Offenbach works for two cellos and the David Popper Suite for 2 Cellos. The works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Johann Christian Bach all have works that lend themselves to transcription, but for this concert, we should probably be thinking outside the Bachs. Tickets range from $100 to $250. Visit orlandophil.org. JOSH RECOMMENDSJOSH GARRICK Josh Garrick, a West Orange resident, is a ne-art photog rapher, writer and curator. He holds a masters degree in ne arts from Columbia University. He was the rst non-Greek artist in history to exhibit in the National Archaeological Museum of Greece. In Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer named June 27 as Josh Garrick Day in perpetuity. CourtesyThe Domes of the Yosemite will be exhibited at the Morse Museum in Winter Park through a special loan from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. 8 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM See more photos at OrangeObserver.comONLINECause for celebration Allegro Senior Living celebrat ed the opening of its new Winter Park community Feb. 8 with a grand-opening gala. More than 200 guests including residents, Allegro sta, Casselberry city sta and even a Seminole County commissioner gathered for an evening lled with music, drinks and delicious bites to eat in celebration. Additionally, 100% of the net ticket proceeds for the event went to Honor Flight Central Florida, with Allegro adding a donation of its own to round out the presented check to $4,000. DANIELLE HENDRIX Warren Pierce enjoyed hanging out with Nancy and Craig Ludin. Business partner and owner Andrew Love, left, and Allegro Senior Living Chairman and CEO Larry Schier were pleased to introduce Allegro Winter Park. Residents Donna N., Beverly Z., June C. and Sue H. were all smiles with Allegro Winter Park Executive Director Debbie Michelet. Melissa Luciano, Brian Jones and Tarralyn Jones walked the red carpet. Ed Riordan, Nancy Riordan, Donald Menzel, Luis Roman and David Gibson represented the events beneciary, Honor Flight Central Florida. Joe DeLuca, Brandi Sharp, Donna Whittaker, Mark Krystopa and Jason Rock were a goodlooking group. ALSO INSIDE: CFA Society Orlando: Annual Forecast Dinner. 10 American Advertising Federation: 2018 ADDY Awards. 11

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10 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 OrangeObserver.com 8 3 R D A N N U A L B A C H F E S T I V A L G R E A T S E A T S S T I L L A V A I L A B L E4 0 7 6 4 6 2 1 8 2 | B a c h F e s t i v a l F l o r i d a o r g F E B R U A R Y 1 6 M A R C H 4 2 0 1 8 | A T R O L L I N S C O L L E G E S I N C E 1 9 3 5S T E P H E N T H A R P O R G A N F R I F E B 1 6 | 7 : 3 0 P M I N S I G H T S & S O U N D S : P A U L M O R A V E C S A T F E B 1 7 | 7 : 3 0 P M S P I R I T U A L S P A C E S : M U S I C A L M E D I T A T I O N S S U N F E B 1 8 | 5 : 0 0 A N D 7 : 0 0 P M G I L S H A H A M A N D A K I R A E G U C H I T U E F E B 2 0 | 7 : 3 0 P M C O N C E R T O S B Y C A N D L E L I G H T F R I & S A T F E B 2 3 & 2 4 | 7 : 3 0 P M T H E M A G N I F I C A T S : B A C H A N D B E Y O N D S A T M A R 3 | 7 : 3 0 P M B A C H B R A H M S A N D B R U C K N E R S U N M A R 4 | 3 : 0 0 P M T H I S A D G E N E R O U S L Y S P O N S O R E D B Y : w w w w a t e r o a k c o m 265898 Central Floridas investors and business professionals broke bread and talked shop at the CFA Society Orlandos Annual Forecast Dinner Wednesday, Feb. 8. To mark the investment societys 25th anniversary, nancial trader Danny Moses and subject in The Big Short novel gave a presentation to the crowd and discussed relevant monetary topics in a Q&A. HARRY SAYERCFA Society Orlandos Annual Forecast DinnerREAL BLACK TIE Wyatt Smith, Danny Moses and Matthew Parks talked about the presentation after it concluded. Kateryna Semenova and Martin Bel enjoyed the wine and company. Left: Matt Fer ratusco and CFA Orlando President F. Javier Perez relaxed after the dinner. Left: Phillip Schmitt, Michael Beck erman and Dean Bruner talked after dinner. Chris MacLellan, David Carey and Steve Williams enjoyed the event.

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BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 11 OrangeObserver.com r rrf nntb nnnnr bn rrrr nnrfrbrnnn rt bfrrbn fntb rrr fntbnnbrttbnrtnr rrr frrr nttfnr tttrt 265666 REAL BLACK TIE Hundreds of individuals working in Orlandos advertising industry enjoyed an evening of fun at the 2018 ADDY Awards, held Satur day, Feb. 10, at Hard Rock Live. The gala brought together advertising professionals to celebrate the past years creative accomplishments and reward the best campaigns. The American Advertising Federation Orlando also awarded Push CEO John Ludwig the prestigious Silver Medal for lifetime achievement. DANIELLE HENDRIX 2018 Orlando ADDY Awards Push CEO John Ludwig won the AAFs prestigious Silver Medal award. American Advertising Federation Orlando President Christian Knightly welcomed gala attendees to the event. John and Courtney Ruh were a goodlooking couple. Luisa Poveda, Nicole Clark and Leanne Ball dressed their best for the ADDYs. Right: Mary Henderson and Sam Hunter looked sharp.

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