VOLUME 30, NO. 11 YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. O bserver WINTER PARK / MAITLAND FREE FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 Meet museums tiniest tour guide At 8 years old, Aziza Gali is the youngest guide at Winter Park History Museum. PAGE 3. TO PRO-TECH-T AND SERVE TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Winter Park has elected its mayor for the next three years and its a familiar face. Incumbent Steve Leary defended the mayors seat in TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Winter Park City Commis sioners discussed an ongoing traffic study of Orange Ave Deadly crash prompts study of Orange Ave. Voters re-elect Leary Students in John Giles robotics class at Glenridge Middle are working on a robot they hope can stop gun violence in school. SEE STORY PAGE 4. Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary earned more than 70% of the vote in the election. TEEN ANXIETY: Digital dilemma Experts say an increase in stress is related directly to social media. HEALTH MATTERS BEST OF THE BEST The New Years Eve crash took place at the intersection of Orange and Westchester avenues. SEE CITY PAGE 4 Troy Herring Students in Giles robotics class at Glenridge work on one of their three projects. SEE LEARY PAGE 2 More than 200 artists will showcase their work at the 2018 Sidewalk Art Festival. SEE ARTS & CULTURE.
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Were mak ing some great improvements. Were honoring our past but still looking forward to the future. We have to make sure that were preparing for our children what previous generations have pre pared for us. I was very fortunate to have the support of people who have been here for genera tions and decades and former mayors. Im just looking for ward to continuing to improve our assets. The re-elected mayor said he hopes to continue defending the citys right to home rule. Several proposed bills at the state level that would have preempted local governments failed to receive support this year. We need to make sure that were allowed to control our own destiny, Leary said. With the influx of the population com ing to Florida, we need to be able to make sure that what we have here is special. No disrespect to our neighbors; our neighbors are great. They have different cities. They have different towns than we do, and we appreciate that. Following the election, Fitch said he still stands firm on the issues for which he campaigned specifically his opinions regarding development in the city and how City Commission meetings are conducted. The election is over, but the issues that triggered my involve ment have not gone away, he said. If anything, they have heightened the need for more of us to pay attention. Why? Because theres only one Florida, and theres only one Winter Park its worth fighting for. Many voters have agreed with me. Im encouraged. I stay positive. This ship can be turned around. I shall remain the loyal opposi tion loyal to Winter Park and opposed to Leary. During his time as mayor, Leary has overseen numer ous improvements and invest ments, including the renovation and restoration of the Winter Park Country Club golf course; the purchase of 55 acres of wet land area in the Howell Branch Preserve; securing state money to restore Lake Lillian in Mead Botanical Garden; removing the dense R-4 zoning category from the citys zoning code; and urg ing the city to pursue a fiber optic network to help implement bet ter traffic signalization and get cars moving throughout the city. Due to term limits, this will be Learys final term as Win ter Parks mayor. He hopes to see more residents step up and become leaders in the city. Even if I wasnt termed out, this would be my last term, Leary said. We have a lot of great folks of different ages who have so much to add and so much to offer to this community they need to get involved. I see a lot of the same names coming across my desk for a number of different things, he said. I like seeing new names. I like seeing new faces. Leary first was elected mayor in 2015. Before that, he served as a City Commissioner for seven years. Leary excited for new term Tim Freed Mayor Steve Leary and former mayor Ken Bradley celebrated at Learys post-campaign party. WINTER PARK FRIDAY, MARCH 16 DOGONIT USDAA AGILITY TRIALS 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, at Cady Way Park, 2525 Cady Way, Winter Park. Agility is a fun and exciting sport for you and your canine companion. Your pet can learn to leap over jumps, run through tunnels, weave through poles and lots more. You can choose to perform agility competitively or just for fun, but in either case its a great way to meet new friends who share common interests and love their canines like you do. For more information, visit dogonitagility. com/events.html. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 SIXTH ANNUAL WINTER PARK WINE & DINE SPRING EDITION 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Enjoy 35 of Orlandos best restau rants, bakeries, wineries, brew eries & distillers. The event will include unlimited wine, specialty cocktails and craft-beer tast ings, along with unlimited bites and desert samplings. There will be live music and a DJ as well. For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/2HvZfc6. THURSDAY, MARCH 22 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WINTER PARK SOCIAL 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Young Profes sionals Winter Park, a program of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, develops lo cal leaders by uniting young professionals in Central Florida through social events, com munity engagement, service opportunities and professional development. For more informa tion, visit winterpark.org. MAITLAND FRIDAY, MARCH 16 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water bottle. For more information, call (407) 647-7700. SUNDAY, MARCH 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. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 MAITLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Sum mit Blvd., Orlando. Hear a guest speaker and socialize with other members. For more information on the event and how to register, visit business.maitlandchamber. com. ORLANDO SATURDAY, MARCH 17 YOGA AT BARLEY AND VINE BIERGARTEN 11 a.m. Saturdays at Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Wash ington St., Orlando. For more, call (407) 930-0960. YOUR CALENDAR
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 3 HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER After a lengthy debate, the Mai tland City Council introduced an amendment modifying front yard parking for single-family and duplex homes. The city had received sev eral complaints from residents regarding vehicles parked hap hazardly on front lawns. City staff then researched other municipal ities parking regulations. We felt that if all these other communities felt it was impor tant to regulate (front-lawn park ing), we should take a look at it as well, City Community Develop ment Director Dan Matthys said. The new regulations would permit parking in front of sin gle-family and duplex homes on paved parking areas rather than anywhere on the front lawn. Property owners who violate the rules would receive a notice that could possibly lead to fines. A point of contention was some Maitland properties simply dont have existing parking areas. The council was presented with two options for these cases. The first would be to exempt the properties constructed before April 1, 2018, from the new regulations; this suggestion was recommended by the Planning and Zoning com mittee. The second option would be to have owners of properties built before April 1, 2018, apply and receive approval for spe cific front-lawn parking areas by the Community Development Department. This option was recommended by the Develop ment Review Committee. City staff recommended coun cil to move forward with the DRC-supported option. My concern is I have a kid (who is) in college, and he brought his car home for the summer; Im sure theres a lot of families like that,councilwoman Joy GoffMarcil said. Is it going to be the kind of thing where they have to get a driveway to accommodate that? Matthys stressed enforcement officials would allow residents to move their cars before receiv ing a penalty and that regula tions would not affect parking on public streets outside of homes, which would still be an option. Council members settled on the DRC-supported option, and the motion passed 3-2. The public hearing to adopt the ordinance is scheduled for Monday, March 26. STORMWATER AGREEMENT Council approved a longplanned, million-dollar project to fill in a drainage ditch off Monroe Avenue. City documents show plans to address a large drainage ditch have been discussed in one form or another since 2005. In 2013, the city gained ownership of the ditch from the Florida Depart ment of Transportation and recently obtained a matching grant of $400,000 from the Flor ida Department of Environmental Protection. The city and the Florida DEP will contribute a capped $803,000 to remove multiple discharge pipes that flow into the ditch and install two baffle boxes, storm water technology, to remove sedi ment, trash and nutrients from an untreated basin. The Gem Lake apartment complex has agreed to provide additional funding to complete the project, which city documents state currently is esti mated to be $1.1 million. The city will handle the proj ects material purchases, design funding, permitting and other costs, while Gem Lake will install the stormwater facilities and fill in the ditch itself by Sept. 30, 2019. Maitland leaders introduce front-yard parking regulations IN OTHER NEWS Maitland renewed an agreement between the city and Sensys Gatso USA, the vendor supplying trac infraction detectors as part of the citys red-light camera program, through March 14, 2021. The program imple mentations original contract was put into place in 2009 and has seen extensions ever since. Negotiations for the new three-year extension re duced per-camera cost from $4,200 to $3,485 according to city documents. The council approved a contract for the rehabilita tion upgrade of a lift station at 901 Old Horatio Ave. Built in 1962, Lift Station No. 4 re ceives wastewater from sev eral other lift stations and is viewed as a main station for the citys east side. After re ceiving three bids, council ap proved the contract with Carr & Collier Inc., for $485,000 and another $72,675 to sup ply the additional equipment. The City Council also approved a long-planned ditch project during its March 12 meeting. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER The Winter Park History Muse um is full of little details. An oldschool rotary phone rests next to a reading chair. The walls are lined with authentic 1940s-era wallpaper. Old church toys and building blocks rest in a childs play room. The kitchen has a refrigerator with a spring pedal to open the door, revealing milk bottles inside. But no one knows these details better than 8-year-old Aziza Gali, the youngest junior docent work ing at the Winter Park History Museum. Its my first job, Gali said. I watched what my mom did and thought I could do it. So I did it. Gali has been a docent, also known as a tour guide, at the museum since she was 5 years old. It all started when her moth er, Alisha Nicholl, visited Winter Park for the Christmas Parade. Were from Oviedo and vis ited the museum years ago; it was full of trains, said Nicholl, who now serves on the museum board as secretary. I just walked up to (executive director Susan Skolfield) and said, Do you need a volunteer? I decided to bring my daughter along on Saturdays instead of having a babysitter. In the beginning, Gali would play with other children while her mom gave tours. Little did Nicholl know, though, that her daughter was paying close attention. She randomly started showing adults around the museum, said Nicholl. I thought she had just been coloring with other kids, but she was really watching me The diminutive docent Aziza Gali has been giving Winter Park History Museum tours since she was 5. She loves reading; she loves all of this. She fully jumps into things with all her heart, it makes me so proud of her. Alisha Nicholl, Azizas mother Harry Sayer Aziza Gali knows all of the nooks and crannies in the Winter Park History Museum. and picked up my tour. When she was 5, she gave a 4-year-old a full tour of the museum, and I realized Wow, youre really paying atten tion to what I do in here. The museum cycles through various historical exhibitions showcasing Winter Parks past. For the past two years, the muse ums interior has been a whollyauthentic recreation of an early 1940s-era home with a living room, play area and kitchen. We completely delve into the theme, Alisha said. Everything in here is from the 1940s and is personally owned, donated or bought from yard sales. When we dive in, we dive in hard. After three years, Aziza knows all of the pieces that make up the exhibition, from the wind-up baking timer on the kitchen coun ter to the history of the treeline in a photo of marching soldiers on Park Avenue. One of her favorite things to do is show visitors how stepping on the refrigerator pedal will open the fridge. She loves history and reading, she loves learning, Nicholl said. I used to read books like War and Peace to her when she was a newborn. When she started to crawl she headed towards the board books right away. Gali is quick to say that even though shes only in second grade, she can read at a fifth-grade level. She reads nonfiction to learn as much as she can and picks a fic tion book when she wants to have fun. Shes particularly proud of her ability to use the Jacobs Ladder puzzle in the playroom, some thing that took her mother four months to understand. Nicholl appreciates the chance for her daughter to socialize when she is at her job. Galis made friends with other visiting chil dren through her weekly tours. The current exhibition wraps in April with a showcase of Win ter Parks historical hotels and motels taking its place. Gali and her mother already are beginning to prepare for the new exhibition by studying and watching docu mentaries. It just makes me smile to see her so into (the museum), Nich oll said. She loves reading; she loves all of this. She fully jumps into things with all her heart, it makes me so proud of her.
4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR Pacing along the floor in his classroom, robotics teacher John Giles keeps a watchful eye over his students as they work. The tables placed along the walls are covered in containers holding a variety of colorful plastic pieces and wires. As light music plays in the back ground, there are murmured dis cussions among students as they plan and piece together their small robotic projects. Some are working on small robotic vehicles, while others develop more ergonomic concepts such as fans. But there is something here that also is being worked on simultane ously. And its something these kids in Giles robotics class hope could revolutionize the country. The hope is to develop a means of stopping gun violence in schools. They have to do three projects, and the last project is they have to find a real-world problem, and design and build a robot to solve that problem, said Giles, who is in his third year at Glenridge. One of the problems we have discussed as classes is shooters. What would they need to do to build and pro gram a robot to stop these active shooters? Although some may scoff at the idea of young students being the ones to figure out how to end school shootings, Giles and his students are taking this project seriously. As of now, Giles robotics classes are in the early stages of developing ideas. So far, Giles students have come up with a sensical mix of concepts that could be incorporated to end shootings such as the one Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. That shooting inspired the students at Glenridge to choose this subject for their final project. For solving a real-world project we did some brainstorming on what they would need for the robot, Giles said. They came up with the fact that we need something that can detect various things (such as a gun), that can alert authorities and that can protect people. From there, Giles split students into teams of three to four and let their imaginations run wild. The first thing students decided on was that there needed to be a means of detecting certain things specifically facial recognition and possible materials that gun man would be carrying. We need some sort of robot sensors at the door that could use facial recognition software that could look for strangers espe cially people who are known prob lem people, Giles said. They also could have sensors that detect metal, and also detect gun powder or explosives. So if any of those things are detected before the perpetrator can even come into the building, the robot will start shutting everything down and we would go into lockdown on campus, he said. At the same time, it would notify the police that either gun powder had been detected or a weapon, and (indicate) where it was. Other ideas that have popped up during these early discussions have come in the form of placing strong magnets in the doorways that could help prevent someone from carrying a gun or machete into a classroom. To help develop these ideas, stu dents will be using Robotix and LEGO Mindstorms to program and create what they believe will put a stop to gun violence in schools. As the final project, students will present their idea and concept to the class. And if the concept seems to be a real winner, Giles said he would look into obtaining a patent. Although the object of the schools seven robotics classes is to help educate students through science and critical thinking, this specific project means just a little bit more to Giles. One of the reasons I did this was because I wanted to empower them, Giles said. I dont want them to cower in fear that this could happen instead I wanted to empower them (so) that they could find the solution and possibly solve this problem so we never have active shooters ever again. nue this week from the Florida Department of Transportation regarding speed limit and safety. The investigation started fol lowing a crash that killed two women on New Years Eve. That crash took place at the intersec tion of Orange and Westchester avenues. According to a report from the Winter Park Police Department, suspect Justin Fon ner was driving in excess of 100 mph down Orange Avenue when he T-boned a second vehicle pull ing out of a driveway. The two 23-year-old women in the second car were killed. The stretch of Orange Avenue surrounding that intersection currently has a speed limit of 35 mph and sees 14,000 cars a day, which is considered undercapacity. Driver feedback signs have been put in place to help drivers mind their speed. Weve taken a look at recent crashes, Public Works Director Troy Attaway said. The DOT has undertaken a study to look at some speeds and crashes and the factors that were resulting from those crashes. They are in a study period they have some draft information, but they havent finalized a report. Statistics from the Winter Park Police Department indicated there have only been 11 crashes along the stretch of Orange Ave nue in the past two years. Most of the crashes in Winter Park arent severe either, Police Chief Michael Deal said Were very fortunate not to have a lot of fatalities and serious crashes, Deal said. Most of our crashes are going to be distracted driving, rear-end collisions and things like that. City Commissioner Greg Seidel reminded the City Commission the road is lined with homes and shouldnt be compared to com mercial business streets such as U.S. 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue. Are there things with a resi dential street that we should be doing different than what we do to a commercial street? Seidel said. Winter Park Director of Com munications Clarissa Howard said that FDOT is expected to bring forth some recommenda tions soon. HOME RULE RALLY Winter Park City Attorney Kurt Ardaman also informed the City Commission that a series of con troversial bills moving through the pipeline at the state level has died. Bills that would have pre empted local city governments in regards to CRAs, tree trimming and short term vacation rentals all were either denied or didnt receive enough support. The efforts have been very productive at the legislative level, Ardaman said, adding the state Senate was instrumental in several of the bills being stopped. Several of the bills could reap pear next year though, he said. The home rule issue is a big issue your voices were heard at the state level, particularly by the Senate, (which) I think acted in a very mature manner, Mayor Steve Leary said. As close as I am with our elected officials, I will tell you that we do need to remind them that they represent us up there, and that they need to vote as we would expect them to. I was disappointed a little bit, but that will be communicated effec tively to them. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved an easement conveyance from Orange County for the St. Andrews Canal. City leaders approved the proposed Winter Park Tennis Center Operation Model as presented. The Solar Project Power sales agreement between Florida Municipal Power Agency, Solar Power Project and the city of Winter Park was approved. Were very fortunate not to have a lot of fatalities and serious crashes. Most of our crashes are going to be dis tracted driving, rear-end collisions and things like that. 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Senate Bill 7026, known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is a 100-page bill being touted as the states first successful passage of a gun control measure in two decades. The bill barely survived the state Senate with a vote of 20-18 on Monday, March, 5, and was approved 67-50 by House rep resentatives after a contentious eight-hour debate on Wednesday, March 7. On Friday, March 9, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law, despite his reservations about a controversial provision regarding the school marshal program, which allocates $67 million to fund the School Marshal Program. Every student in Florida has the right to learn in a safe environment, and every parent has the right to send their kids to school knowing that they will return safely at the end of the day, Scott said Friday. Today, I am signing bipartisan legislation that helps us achieve that. The school marshal program was named the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program in honor of the high school assistant football coach who died trying to protect students during the mass shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The program works on a volunteer basis, offering Florida school districts and sheriff offices the option to train and arm certain employees with guns, including counselors, coaches and librar ians, but not full-time classroom teachers. However, Orange County Public Schools has agreed not to volunteer in the program. OCPS School Board members have openly expressed their opposition to arming teachers in our schools, OCPS Superintendent Barbara Jenkins wrote in an email. The new law provides $67 million specifically for arming school personnel. We had hoped ... that those dollars would be combined with funding for additional School Resource Officers. Such an adjustment would have allowed districts to use all of the funds for SROs if preferred. We are disappointed this option will not be available. The guardian program also concerns parents involved in M.O.V.E., a local group of par ents that formed after the Park land shooting and advocates for school-safety issues. Julie Sadlier, a community advocate and co-founder, said the group agrees with gun ownership rights but holds a firm stance regarding guns in the classroom. We are not excited about teachers or school personnel being trained to carry firearms, because we feel our teachers and school staff should be there as educators, Sadlier said. And with the testing standards and the pressure of other things they have to worry about ... the last thing they need to worry about is where to lock up their gun. So while were not happy about that, were ecstatic we were able to move mountains, because for the first time in many years, weve taken a stand in Florida to actually put some sort of gun reform on the books. The bill does not ban assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, or address background check procedures for gun pur chases. However, it does establish new gun restrictions. Bridgewater Middle School Principal Andrew Jackson agreed it is a step in the right direction. Im all for anything they can do to provide security and safety, but my concern is always: Is it funded and is it funded adequately? he said. Because they tend to have initiatives that are unfunded and that ends up being a burden on the schools. And every time we add another layer of security, it challenges one of the purposes of a school, which is to be an open community space. So as we get tighter and tighter, it makes it tougher for the community to come and enjoy our campuses. Lawmakers pass school safety bill in wake of Parkland shootingSenate Bill 7026 appropriates $400 million in funding for school-safety measures and mental-health programs.WHAT IT FUNDS $98 million to enhance the physical security of schools $97 million to fund additional school resource ocers $67 million to fund school marshal program $69 million to fund mentalhealth services $25 million to replace the building destroyed by the Parkland shooting $28.1 million for community mental health, including mobile crises and Community Action Treatment teams $1 million for design and installation of Parkland massacre memorial Offer expires March 30, 2018. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and maybe withdrawn at any time. Deposit must be new funds. Promotional rate applies to new funds only. Existing balances or transfers from existing accounts do not qualify for this promotion. Florida residents only. Promotion excludes Public Funds CDs. 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FCB welcomes Floridian Community Bank and its customers to our growing network. 269354 GUN RESTRICTIONS Raises the minimum age to pur chase a rearm from 18 to 21 Expands the three-day waiting period for handguns to include long guns, with some exceptions for police ocers, military, licensed hunters and licensed concealed carriers Gives police more authority to conscate rearms from those deemed mentally unt or a threat to public safety Bans the sale or possession of bump re stocks, attachable devices that give semiautomatic rearms the ability to re shots in rapid successionSCHOOL MARSHAL PROGRAMSchool sta members eligible to participate in the program and bring guns to schools would be a teacher who is a member of the U.S. Reserves or National Guard, in the Junior Reserve Ocers Training Corps program or is a current or former lawenforcement ocer. School sta may volunteer, but teachers who exclusively perform instruction would not be eligible. All program volunteers would need to go through law enforcement training.NRA FILES SUITIn deance of the National Rie Associations stance on gun control, Florida lawmakers voted in favor of SB 7026 and Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the law. The NRA then led a lawsuit just an hour after the bill was signed. The NRA argues the law violates the second amendment of the constitution regarding the right to bear arms. Arguments involving constitutional rights also fueled the opposition voiced by House representatives during the eight hours of debate preceding the nal vote on the bill.
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8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 259850 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 IN THE FADEWinner! Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globes Fri Sun: 3:30PM, 6:30PM Mon, Tues, Thurs: 6:30PM Wed: 7PMTHE CURED Starring Ellen Page Fri Sun: 9:30PM Tues & Thurs: 9:30PM Wed: 9:45PM2018 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVALApril 6th 15th Tickets on Sale Now!Browse the program and learn more at FloridaFilmFestival.comMUSIC MONDAYS: CONCERT FOR GEORGETribute concert for George HarrisonMon: 9:30PM IF YOU GO WINTER PARK WINE & DINE WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 WHERE: Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park TICKETS: General admission tickets are $45 online ($50 at the gate) and VIP tickets are $85 online ($100 at the gate) at winter-park-wine-and-dine. eventbrite.com. A TASTE OF WINTER PARK DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR F or those looking for an excuse to sip, stroll, social ize and enjoy a relaxing evening out, youre in luck: Winter Park Wine & Dine is coming up again. The brainchild of Winter Park Events Anthony Dinova, the biannual event has become a community favorite and social staple. It began in 2012 when Dinova, a New York native and Marine, launched Winter Park Events, co-event planner David Merritt said. This was one of his dreams, to start Winter Park Events and have a great event for the com munity to come out and have a great time, said Merritt, who operates BeBest Events by David Merritt and publishes Orlando Relocation Guide. We make it so that whatever reason youre coming there for, you find the place to have a great night out. We want people to come and have a good time and get some great food and beverages from our partners. Its just a lot of fun. Our goal is to be Orlandos premier food drink and music fest for people to come to twice a year. The event will feature more than 23 restaurants, eight des sert vendors, liquor and craft beer vendors and five wine vendors. Attendees can mix and mingle while sampling light bites from local restau rants and dabbling in different wines, beers and spirits. The event launched in 2012 but has grown at a steady clip ever since. Merritt said when Dinova the first Wine and Dine garnered about 200 attendees. Dinova brought Merritt into the project to help run day-to-day operations. Since then, the two have begun to host the event twice each year to accommo date the growth and provide more opportunities for both consumers and vendors to attend. People were asking, Why do we have to wait a year to come again? Merritt said. We decided to have a spring and fall event, because thats what our guests were asking for, and our vendors enjoy it, as well. Its a great marketing opportunity for the restau rants, beverage companies and dessert companies to come out and put their product in front of consumers who are there look ing for new restaurants to go to and new wines, spirits and craft beers to drink. Guests roaming around out side the Winter Park Farmers Market will be treated to the sounds of local rock band Room 2. Those inside the venue enjoy a mellow atmosphere for the first half of the night as they listen to a live saxophone play er, who doubles as a deejay and switches to mixing tunes for the rest of the night. At the sold-out October event, there were about 1,000 in attendance, compared to about 800 last spring, Merritt said. He and Dinova are expecting up to 1,100 people next week. As of March 12, there were about 150 general admission tickets and 25 VIP tickets left, according to the EventBrite page. VIP tickets include early entry to the Wine and Dine an hour before generaladmission ticket holders as well as access to the VIP area, which features an unlimited full premium bar and full pourrated wines. Merritt encourages attendees to grab their tickets quickly, because the last event sold out three days early. We have high expecta tions of ourselves to provide a great experience for whoever buys a ticket, Merritt said. More than 28 food and beverage vendors are bringing their avors to downtown Winter Park for the spring edition of Winter Park Wine & Dine. THE VENDORS Blaze Pizza Bonesh Grill Longwood BRIO Tuscan Grille Winter Park Bulla Gastrobar Caf Murano Coopers Hawk Winery & Res taurant EG Vodka Farris and Fosters Chocolate Factory Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Hamiltons Kitchen at The Alfond Inn Jillycakes John and Shirleys Catering Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Maestro Cucina Napoletana Marlows Tavern Olde Hearth Bread Company Outback Steakhouse Winter Park PRP Wines, Florida Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar Rock & Brews Oviedo Seasons 52 Altamonte Small Cakes So Fruitty Sonnys BBQ Spoleto Italian Kitchen The Fathers Table Cheesecake The Winter Park Fish Company Yuengling
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 9 ChooseOrlandoHealth.com/Paige I choose to live life with a purpose. I was fanatical about getting regular mammograms, because both my mother and grandmother had breast cancer. In March 2016, I went for my annual mammogram at Orlando Health, and that was the beginning of my cancer journey. From the valet and front desk to the nurses, techs and doctors at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center their encouragement gave me the strength to make it through. In fact, my medical oncologist me were, Were going to get through this together. The experience changed my life in such a positive way; Im doing more, enjoying more and making plans for living my life to the fullest and with purpose. I am Paige Tracy, and I choose Orlando Health. 256544 Market fresh The Whole Foods Market in Winter Park partnered with Central Florida schools Saturday, March 10, to produce a School Garden Farmers Market event in its parking lot. Lake Silver Elementary, The Parke House Academy, Ocoee High School, Dommerich Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Orlando Science Schools, Wekiva Elementary School, Lake Weston Elementary, Baldwin Park Elementary and Creation Kids Village all were present at the event. TIM FREED Dommerich Elementary School had a booth set up where they sold lettuce, rosemary, seedlings and more. Avery Erb, 9, and Harper Erb, 5, sold produce at the Baldwin Park Elementary booth. Below: Katie Willoughby Root; Sasha Bloom, 5; and Juliana Bloom had a great time at the farmers market event. Parish Hardy, Lola Jordan, Peter Jordan, Shareem Mitchell and Jean Louis ran the Ocoee High School booth. Various plants and produce were sold at the event. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com
10 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 269067 French Table Linens Warehouse SaleWoman's Club of Winter Park419 S Interlachen Ave, Winter ParkWinter Park Friday, March 16th through Wednesday, March 21st Open 10-5 daily Amazing Selection of Table Linens Sewn in Fall River, MA with French Fabrics: Jacquards, Coated Cloths, Rounds Placemats, Runners, Pillows, and more Quality at Great Prices! Plus many closeouts, starting at $29 860876-0800 OR BUY ONLINE www.ameliemichel.com There was a fun, competitive spirit in the air Friday, March 2 as the Brook shire Elementary School PTA held its annual Boys Bowling Night event at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. Dozens of Brookshire students and their parents bowled, played arcade games and had a blast. TIM FREEDBowling fever strikes Brookshire Elementary Katie Shouvlin; Tripp Shouvlin, 6; Cat Boise; Kaeden Boise, 10; Alix Douglas; and Caleb Berger, 9, all had an awesome time together at the bowling night. Above: Oliver Byrd, 7, and Amy Byrd posed for a quick photo. Left: Will Barrington, 7; Isaac Edouard, 6; and Max Otto, 7, had a great time bowling on Friday night. Jadiel Giraldo, 9, and Mariana Giraldo posed for a photo together after they nished bowling for the night. Pierson Taylor, 6, and Michele Taylor spent some quality time together at the Brookshire bowling event. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 11 439 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 262115 Fun on four wheels S tudents from Dommerich Elementary lled the rink at Semoran Skateway to celebrate the schools Spirit Night Thursday, March 1. Wearing their skates and roller blades, kids participated in skate arounds and games as they enjoyed a night of fun. Along with the events going on on the rink, students also won a variety of prizes as a part of a rae. TROY HERRING First-grader Evan Woodard en joyed his night at the skating rink. With a little help from her dad, Joshua Capps, kindergartner Addison Capps made her way around the rink with caution. Emma Alexander, a rst-grader at Dommerich, carried her rae ticket back to her seat during the schools Spirit Night. Left: Elizabeth Chule, a fourthgrader at Dommerich, enjoyed a fun night of skating at Semoran Skateway. Students took their mark as they waited for the go-ahead before racing down the rink. Left: First-grader Hunter Dehne pulled himself up after a tumble.
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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 13 267491 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORDonning their white jackets and fencing masks, Nick Walsh and Lourdes Crosby stand at the ready. With swords drawn, they wait for the go ahead to make their moves. The gym at the College Park Community Center is quiet, but then the action begins. Each shuffle their feet along the hardwood before Crosby lunges forward to strike. With a quick flick of the wrist, Walsh parries her attempt their swords clashing is met with a loud tink that reverberates off the walls. Before Crosby realizes it, she had been stuck in her left side the touch goes to Walsh. Its been a lot of fun I work with computers all day, so its a good reason to not stare at a screen, said Walsh, who has been participating in fencing classes since last year. Anything that forces you to not pay attention to what is going on at work is a big gain. I try to find things that are mentally stimulating to avoid thinking about work. Walsh is just one of the several WANT TO TRY?FENCING CLASSES WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. A fencing class for youth is also available from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays. WHERE: College Park Community Center, 2393 Elizabeth Ave., Orlando COST: $10 per class INFORMATION: (407) 246-4447At the College Park Community Center, the Orlando Fencing Club is teaching locals the art of swordplay.members that are involved with the fencing classes put on by the Orlando Fencing Club in College Park which is run by husbandand-wife team Jason and Jenny Seachrist. The Seachrists offer up onehour lessons every Monday and Thursday night for both children (at 6 p.m.) and adults (at 7 p.m.) as a means of both introducing and teaching those interested in the art of fencing. Most of them are locals from the surrounding area including Winter Park and College Park. Although the class has formed a tight-knit community, each of those attending have their own unique reasons for doing so. As Walsh attends as a means of escape from the daily grind, Crosby uses the classes as a form of physical therapy after being in an accident. I found out that they had a club here in Orlando I was like, Im going to try it (the class), Crosby said. For me, I was telling her (Seachrist) that with my legs, theyve actually started strengthening. I still have a bit more to go, but everybody needs to know the positives and the benefits of this sport, because I dont think too many people give it that impor tance. The club has its own space in Winter Garden, which is run by both Jason and Jenny, but Jenny solely oversees the practices held in College Park. The sport of fencing itself is something Jenny Seachrist holds close to her heart, and you can tell it by the way she teaches her students. She first started fencing at age 10, although it was totally by happenstance. Back then, her brother wanted to try fencing, and because she wasnt old enough to stay home alone, she was forced to go to his practices. After being approached by the fencing coach, Jenny Seachrist finally decided to give it a shot especially after being told she could hit her brother without getting into trouble. From there, her brother quit to learn the bagpipes, while Jenny Searchrist herself continued fencing which not only became her job but also the means of meeting her husband. When I walked in, he saw fresh meat he didnt see 12 years of experience at that time, and I killed him, Seachrist said with a smile. He still complains about his thumb, because I whipped that weapon right out of his hand. He didnt expect it. And the rest is history, and he still married me. The work she and her husband now do, both in Winter Garden and in College Park, keeps them plenty busy, which means that fencing has become her official full-time job. Until two year ago, Jenny Seachrist also had been a school teacher. Not a lot of people get to do their hobby the thing they love for their career, Searchrist said. And Ive been privileged enough to be in the right places at the right times, and have good students and the opportunities to be a full-time fencing coach. Photos by Troy HerringMember of the Orlando Fencing Club enjoy an hour of training at the College Park Community Center on Monday nights.On guard Its been a lot of fun I work with computers all day, so its a good reason to not stare at a screen. Nick Walsh
14 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 O n a cool night out at Showalter Field, the Wildcats (9-1, 2-0) hammered the Oak Ridge Pioneers (0-4) in a domi nating 16-1 win. In the rst half alone, the Wildcats went o for 13-goals against the Pio neers who are in their rst year of existence. The second half slowed down, as the Wildcats be gan bringing more players o the bench, but the tone already had been set early in the one-sided win. The Wildcats continue their season with three more games this week against Mill Creek, Lassiter and Walton. TROY HERRING Winter Park runs wild on Oak Ridge in 16-1 win ONLINE See more photos at OrangeObserver.com Isabel Sedwick made a move to get around defenders during the Wildcats win. Kendall Tatum ew past a defender as she led the oense. Isabelle Dunnam made a move toward the goal as she looked to score. The Wildcats win over Oak Ridge is their ninth in a row. Friday, June 9, 2017 R E T I R E D C O U P L E providing personal services for individual needs. References available. 407-4912123 6/16fb Announcements Friday, June 9, 2017 R E T I R E D C O U P L E providing personal services for individual needs. References available. 407-4912123 6/16fb Announcements Winter Park/Maitland Observer reserves the right to classify and edit copy, or to reject or cancel an advertisement at any time. Corrections after rst insertion only. *All ads are subject to the approval of the Publisher. *It is the responsibility of the party placing any ad for publication in the Winter Park/Maitland Observer to meet all applicable legal requirements in connection with the ad such as compliance with town codes in rst obtaining an occupational license for business, permitted home occupation, or residential rental property.INFO & RATES: 407-656-2121 Fax: 407-656-6075 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm DEADLINES: Classied Monday at 10:00AM PAYMENT: Cash Check or Credit Card.LV15662 STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY.Sign up for our FREE ENEWSLETTERS!Visit WPMObserver.com/eNews to subscribe! TO ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE CALL407-401-9929 rfn rff Continued Growth! 2018 rfn tbbf rrrf nftbttbr tbbf rrrffrrr ffnfnfnbn ffbfnfbfr t r 2018 rfn tbbf rrrf nftbttbr tbbf rrrffrrr ffnfnfnbn ffbfnfbfr tr 268683 fanniehillman.com N E W L I S T I N G S315 E NEW ENGLAND AVENUE #22 WINTER PARK, FL 32789 $850,000 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,700 SF Lauren Richardson 407-221-6438 928 MOSS LANE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789 $925,000 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 3,066 SF Wendy Crumit 321-356-8590 519 DARCEY DRIVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32792 $679,000 3 Bed 3.5 Bath 3,045 SF Shirley Jones 407-719-9180 2198 TUSCARORA TRAIL, MAITLAND, FL 32751 $475,000 4 Bed 2 Bath 2,817 SF The Bagby Team 407-620-8868 1770 E ADAMS DRIVE, MAITLAND, FL 32751 $2,250,000 5 Bed 3.5 Bath 4,057 SF The Bagby Team 407-620-8868 711 PALOS WAY, LONGWOOD, FL 32750 $495,000 5 Bed 4.5 Bath 4,165 SF Catherine DAmico 407-252-3210 1305 READING DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL 32804 $700,000 4 Bed 2.5 Bath 2,990 SF Melissa Woodman 407-592-1234 1690 PALM AVENUE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789 $479,000 4 Bed 2 Bath 1,450 SF The Bagby Team 407-620-8868 1350 ONECO AVENUE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789 $929,000 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 2,974 SF Meg Dolan 321-948-0701 SATURDAY 10-4 Join us at 243 W. Park Avenue for Our Annual WP Sidewalk Art Festival BLOCK PARTY! Childrens Activities, Complimentary Refreshments & More... SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10-1 500 N. Pennsylvania Avenue #F, WP 2 BR | 1 BA | 798 SF | $244,000 Charming Penthouse Condo Steps from Park Avenue SATURDAY 1-3 428 W. Swoope Avenue, WP 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,602 SF | $499,000 Newer, Modern Townhome in the Heart of Winter Park SUNDAY 1-4 662 Granville Drive, WP 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 4,462 SF | $1,895,000 Brand New Pool Home in Park Grove SUNDAY 2-4 1250 Richmond Avenue, WP 3 BR | 3.5 BA | 2,388 SF | $925,000 Walk to Park Ave from This Splendid One-Story Pool Home SUNDAY 2-4919 Poinciana Lane, WP 4 BR | 4 BA | 3,534 SF | $899,900 Custom-Built Pool Home with Winter Park Chain of Lakes AccessSUNDAY 2-41551 Harris Circle, WP 3 BR | 2.5 BA | 3,300 SF | $995,000 Stunning Lake Sylvan Home with Downstairs Bonus Room 268676 Homes For Sale Positions Wanted Open House MAINTENANCE POSITION-general maintenance for high rise condo in Maitland, including painting, drywall, basic plumbing, electrical, & irrigation. Background check & drug screening. Compensation on based on experience. Call JoAnn 407-6451100, Email: email@example.com Homes For Sale Positions Wanted Open House Homes For Sale Positions Wanted Open House Help Wanted
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 15 3-15-18 rfnttbt r fntb r b f r r r r fnnrr n tr r rn rn rn rr f n rrr nrrt nrn t rr trn rr frr r rr frn t n rr nr frn r r frrrr r r ffr fr fr r frrbn frr r rrr n r r nr rr rbn t n rr rr rr frtrtrn rnrrn b r nr r rntr t rrr rr nr rn rr rr rt rrn f rrtn n rt rnr r rr n rn rrr r r fn t r trn rr t r r rrrn nr r rn r b r rnr r rnrr ff r rrr br rb r r rr ft f f fr frr fr f ff r fntbt t tr r rr rrr rrr rrr 247830 WEATHER Nancy Grzesik, of Winter Park, cap tured this photo during a morning walk along Lake Virginia. The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured in the newspaper. To enter, email your photo, along with your name, city and a caption, to tfreed@ orangeobserver. com; put I Love Winter Park in the subject line. FRIDAY, MAR. 16 High: 79 Low: 52 Chance of rain: 0% SATURDAY, MAR. 17 High: 84 Low: 57 Chance of rain: 10% SUNDAY, MAR. 18 High: 85 Low: 62 Chance of rain: 10% MONDAY, MAR. 19 High: 86 Low: 66 Chance of rain: 30% Wednesday, March 7 0.00 Thursday, March 8 0.08 Friday, March 9 0.00 Saturday, March 10 0.00 Sunday, March 11 0.00 Monday, March 12 0.03 Tuesday, March 13 0.00 YEAR TO DATE: 2018 2.33 in. 2017 3 .12 in. MARCH TO DATE: 2018 .15 in. 2017 .16 in. SUNRISE / SUNSET Sunrise Sunset Friday, March 16 7:34a 7:34p Saturday, March 17 7:33a 7:35p Sunday, March 18 7:32a 7:35p Monday, March 19 7:31a 7:36p Tuesday, March 20 7:30a 7:36p Wednesday, March 21 7:29a 7:37p Thursday, March 22 7:27a 7:37p MOON PHASES RAINFALL ONLINE See other photos at OrangeObserver.com FORECAST I LOVE WINTER PARK March 9 Last March 1 Full March 17 New March 24 First
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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 ALSO INSIDE: Childrens Home Society: An Evening of Hope. 6 FOOD: John Rivers share secret brisket tips. 5 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM CLAIRE GOODOWENS PHOTOGRAPHERWhen a Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival staff called Claire Goodowens to tell her she had advanced to festival placement finals, they werent expecting to speak to her mom. I answer the phone, Yes, this is her mother speaking, Samantha Goodowens said. They just respond, Wait a moment, how old is Claire? Although shes only 11 years old, Winter Park local Claire Goodowens is bringing prints of her photos hyper-detailed snapshots of flora and fauna to the festival this weekend. Shes one of the three emerging artists selected for this year. Claire started snapping photos at just 4 years old. Then, two years ago, she discovered she could flip her moms camera lens and focus it on subjects with a microscopic detail. I like the hidden patterns, Claire said. I get to see things that no one else can see. Her parents bought her a proper lens for her birthday and published a website so she could start advertising her photos. The subjects in her photos are from across the plant and animal kingdoms tree frogs, flower buds, landscapes but theres one group she photographs more than any other. I love bugs; I love taking photos of bugs, Claire said. They just look so interesting. The young photographer has a routine during which she will walk around her house with her camera to check bushes and grass for any bugs or animals. She has to sneak up slowly and position her lens just six inches from her subject. Her parents marvel how animals she snapshots stay still long enough for her to take the photos. They call her the bug whisperer. Shes hoping to buy a new lens with an auto-focus feature in the coming months to take even more photos. Theres one member of the animal kingdom shes particularly keen on capturing. I want to get photos of a jumping spider, Claire said. Theyve got like 20 million eyes; theyre really cool.En plein sightHARRY SAYER | BLACK TIE REPORTERWinter Park will again live up to its reputation as an arts mecca when thousands gather for the 59th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival this weekend. From March 16 to 18, Central Park and portions of Park Avenue will be transformed into a creative celebration with 225 national artists showing their wares and competing to win 63 awards valuing $72,500. The Best of Show winner will go home with $10,000 and have his or her piece donated to the city. Artists from all over the country are coming to Winter Park this weekend for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. MORE ARTIST PROFILES ON PAGE 4 Claire Goodowens is bringing her photo prints to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Photos by Claire Goodowens
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ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 3 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 266457 Dont miss this opportunity to reach over 26,500 readers each week!Take advantage, space is limited and will sell out quickly.The Observer will highlight the best of Winter Park through its new weekly Arts & Culture section. Announcing Winter Park / Maitland Observer For more information or to advertise, contact Publisher Jackie Fanara at 407-401-9929 or email jfanara@OrangeObserver.com269852 FRIDAY, MARCH 1659TH WINTER PARK SIDEWALK ART FESTIVAL 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, in Central Park, Winter Park. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nations most prestigious outdoor art festivals. Each year, more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. Expect to see dazzling sculpture and glass for the big pocketbook, as well as smaller works to please just about anyone. Enjoy Friday nights jazz concert, childrens workshop village and school art exhibits, and great food and sidewalk cafes. Please be sure to leave your dogs at home when you visit the festival; they are not allowed to enter the event. An open house also will take place over the three days at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave. For more information, call (407) 644-7207.SATURDAY, MARCH 17LITERARY LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Interlachen Court, Winter Park. Join this annual Spring Literary Luncheon to benet the American Association of Univer sity Women Scholarship Fund awarded to local students. Featured author Holly Manderkern will discuss her book, Beneath White Stars Holocaust Proles in Poetry. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by contact ing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (321) 363-1105.SUNDAY, MARCH 18TAKCS QUARTET 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Recognized as one of the worlds great chamber music ensembles, the Grammy Award-winning Takcs Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor. The New York Times recently lauded the quartet for revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional feel radical once more. Tickets from $40. For more information, call (407) 646-2182.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21CARNEGIE HALL COMES TO THE WINTER PARK UNIVERSITY CLUB 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Jane Rosenbohm debuted internationally in Italy, performing with many world-class musicians, including mentoring in legendary guitarist Christopher Parkenings Master Class. Jane was music professor at West Virginia University, where she taught guitar for 25 years. She now educates Central Florida students with her Arts-in-Education program in public schools. For more information, call (407) 6446149 or visit UClubWP.org.THURSDAY, MARCH 22SPOTLIGHT CABARET SERIES: MONICA TITUS 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park. Monica Titus debuts in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with her latest original solo cabaret. Playhouse patrons will remember Titus from her performance on the main stage in Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammer stein and as Ellen Wolenska in the reading of The Age Of Innocence at the Florida Festival of New Musicals. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on 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 approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. General admission is $20 (one drink minimum), and standing room only is $10. Please note, standing-room-only tickets will not be sold until all the general admission tickets are sold out. These popular cabarets sell out quickly, so get your tickets today. For more information, call (407) 645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org.ONGOINGCURATOR 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 estate with a Morse curator. Space is limited and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. GALLERY TALKS ON REVIVAL AND REFORM ECLECTICISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY ENVIRONMENT 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about the rich diversity of styles, especially in leaded-glass windows, that made up the visual environment of the late-19th century in Europe and America. Space is limited and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. GALLERY TALK ON CELEBRATING 75 YEARS PATHWAYS OF AMERICAN ART AT THE MORSE MUSEUM 11a.m. Fridays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn about the more than 60 objects in the exhibition, which include paintings, pottery, art glass, and works on paper. Together the works reect the range of the Morses collection and the values of the Museum. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311.THIS WEEK Courtesy photo
4 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018ROBERT FARRELL SILVERSMITHRobert Farrell doesnt call himself an artist. After 30 years of work ing with metal and jewelry, hes more comfortable with the term craftsman. The material he uses to construct his pieces, though, is what makes him proud. Everything I make is with sterling silver; its the material that I know, he said. I love the idea that objects that wouldnt be made from a precious metal become a more treasured object. And its the psychology behind using the material; When (the audience) goes, Oh, this is silver? You can tell it changes their opinion of it. Farrell, 57, has spent 30 years working with the metal. Although his focus used to be on designing jewelry and functional objects, he has pivoted to something more impressionistic over the past several years tabletopsized sculptures of barns, water towers, silos and buildings he dubs his Rural America imagery. Although some craftsmen create models accurate to the tiniest detail, Farrell goes another way. Im trying to suggest an object using details that are removed a couple steps from reality, he said. You drift off to this childlikeplace where it isnt real; its an idea. My barns are taller and nar rower than theyd be in real life. If an object is more ambiguous, you can bring your own experiences to it and you can have more fun with it. Farrell is bringing more than 20 of his sculptures to the festival from his home in Venice, Florida. He refrains from putting his pieces in museums, because they take considerable time to put together. Instead, he opts to travel to about 10 shows a year to make his living. He said his new pieces evoke a comforting feeling in both his customers and himself. The worlds getting crazier, and Im getting older, you want something that makes you feel safe, Farrell. When we look at something familiar, theres a sense of security. This (Rural America) imagery is calming. Its part of that search for serenity. APRIL 22 28, 2018 winterparkpaintout.org "Washington Bikers," by Morgan Samuel Price 269286 STEPHEN BACH, LANDSCAPE PAINTERThis isnt Stephen Bachs first trip to the festival he has been invited close to 10 times. Bach, a landscape painter for almost two decades, works from McRae Art Studios in Orlando. Come Friday, the artist will be bringing around a dozen of his oil-on-canvas, Florida-themed paintings to his booth. His path to landscape painting was unorthodox -Bach got his big break painting for Olive Garden. Like most jobs like that, it was accidental, Bach said. I was an illustrator, and they were looking for someone to paint a mural in a Daytona restaurant, I didnt know what Olive Garden was in 1985 it bloomed into a full-time job. The Orlando resident spent 15 years creating artwork and murals for the restaurant chain across 48 states. He said he grew to have a love of the nations landscapes through his travels. It was really eye-opening and inspirational to go to all of these places, Bach said. I tried to go out and see the countryside, I took a lot of photographs. After I was back here at the studio in 2000, I started painting from the pictures. Bach, 66, hopes to wrap up a 40-by-40 painting of the Florida skyscape, complete with palm trees by the festivals opening. You want to capture that emotion and drama that transcends just a picture of a place, he said. The paint gets thick before I find that special image.IF YOU GOWINTER PARK SIDEWALK ART FESTIVAL WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18 WHERE: Central Park and Park Avenue, Winter Park DETAILS: More than 200 artists from across the country will be selling their artwork at this signature city event. WEBSITE: wpsaf.org/ index.html ARTIST PROFILES Courtesy photos
ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 5 INGREDIENTS 1 5-pound brisket at, prefer ably Certied Angus choice or higher PICKLING SPICES 1 Tablespoon whole allspice berries 1 Tablespoon whole mustard seeds (brown or yellow) 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon red pepper akes 1 Tablespoon whole cloves 1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns 9 whole cardamom pods 6 large bay leaves, crumbled 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 stick cinnamon BRINE 1 gallon water 2 cups Kosher salt 5 teaspoons pink curing salt* 3 Tablespoon pickling spices 1/2 cup brown sugar METHOD Toast and crush spices. Toast the allspice berries, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, red pepper akes, cloves, pepper corns and cardamom pods in a small frying pan on high heat until fragrant and you hear the mustard seeds start to pop. Remove from heat and place in a small bowl. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the spices a little (or the back of a spoon or the side of a knife on a at surface). Add to a small bowl and stir in the crumbled bay leaves and ground ginger. Make curing brine with spices, salts, sugar, water. Add about 3 Tablespoons of the spice mix (reserve the rest for cooking the corned beef after it has cured), plus the half-stick of cinnamon, to a gallon of water in a large pot, along with the Kosher salt, pink salt (if using) and brown sugar. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate until well chilled. Cover brisket with brine, chill. Place the brisket in a large, at container or pan and cover with the brine. The brine should cover the meat and refrigerate for seven to 10 days. The meat may oat, in which case you may want to weigh it down with a plate. Cook cured meat. At the end of the cure, remove the brisket from the brine and rinse o the brine with cold water. Place the brisket in a large pot that just ts around the brisket and cover with at least one inch of water. Add a tablespoon of the pickling spices to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a very low simmer (barely bubbling), and cook three to four hours, until the corned beef is fork tender. (At this point, you can store in the fridge for up to a week.) Cut across the grain. Remove the meat to a cutting board. To make the meat easier to cut, cut it rst in half, along the grain of the meat. Then make thin crosswise cuts, across the grain to cut the meat to serve. CHEFS NOTE: Curing salts are used in food preservation to prevent or slow spoilage by bacteria or fungus. Gener ally they are used for pickling meats as part of the process to make sausage or cured meat. Winter Park restaurateur shares secret brisket recipeJohn Rivers, owner of the popular 4 Rivers and COOP restaurants, spent 18 years perfecting his brisket technique. Fewer things indicate the arrival of spring quite like the smell of barbecue. No matter where you are from North Carolina, Texas, or in John Rivers case, Florida everyone can agree its hard to beat a serving of smoked meat. Although his background had long been in health care, Rivers, who owns both the popular barbecue joint 4 Rivers and The COOP, has been a barbecue enthusiast for quite some time. But of all the styles of barbecue that Rivers tried, it was the brisket that caught his attention which he discovered while he was in Texas for school. I always laugh and say, When I was in Texas, I met the two loves of my life my beautiful wife, Monica, and brisket, Rivers said. Growing up here in Florida, you didnt have brisket, especially 30 years ago. Pork was all you ate, and if you did eat beef, it was bad. The journey to develop the best brisket was one that Rivers said took him about 18 years of trial and error to accomplish. Rivers said he had experimented in every way imaginable; the number of variables that go into cooking is vast. There are different kind of cooking methods ... especially for smoking, Rivers said. Everything from injecting it to marinating it. Heck, I marinated it in Coca-Cola one time used different kind of rubs, different kinds of woods, different heat temperatures. There are hundreds of variables that go into it, and getting that right mix with the right meat, with the right grade of meat, he said. Although the flavor and the process took a while for Riv ers to figure out, we are lucky enough to skip the trial and error and get straight to the good stuff. Special thanks to Rivers, who has provided one of his own recipes for corned beef brisket. TROY HERRING CORNED BEEF BRISKETJohn Rivers, 4 Rivers and COOP1 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO SERIESVarious dates at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The celebrated Broadway blockbuster Hamiltonwill headline the 2018-19 FairwindsBroadway in Orlando Series at the Dr. Phillips Center. In addition,the season includes six-time 2017 TonyAward-winning Best MusicalDear Evan Hansenand the 2017 TonyAwardwinning Best RevivalHello Dolly!starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For all you Broadway super fans, here are the dates for the coming season: Jersey Boys (Oct. 30 to Nov 4); Hello, Dolly!(Nov. 27 to Dec. 2); Irving Ber linsWhite Christmas, the Musical(Dec. 18 to 23, 2018); Hamilton(Jan. 22, 2019, to Feb. 10, 2019); Fiddler on the Roof(March 5 to 10, 2019); Dear Evan Hansen(April 16 to 21, 2019); Anastasia(May 14 to 19, 2019); and Come From Away(June 11 to 16, 2019). For information, email email@example.com call(407) 455.5550. At this time, tickets are available only by subscription. Tickets for individual shows will be available at a later date.2 CENTRAL FLORIDA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBER SHOWThrough June 15 at Leu Gardens. Remembering that painting with watercolors is the art of controlling colored water, prepare to be amazed at the juried presentation of 35 paintings, selected from 85 submissions, currently on exhibit by the Central Florida Watercolor Society. The public is welcome to view the free exhibit at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando, during the gardens regular operating hours. Admission to Leu Gardens is not required to view the show, and there is free parking on-site. March 31 would be a special day to view the exhibit, because CFWS will demonstrate plein-air painting on that day throughout the beautiful gardens. Visit centralfloridawatercolor.org.3 WAITRESSMarch 20 to 25 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by Adrienne Shellys beloved film,Waitresstells the story of Jenna, waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town life and loveless marriage. A baking contest and the towns new doctor may offer her the chance shes been dreaming of, but Jenna has to find the cour age to build that new life. There is additional local interest in this musical, because two local, yet-to-be-named, 5-year-old young actresses will alternate making their Broadway touring debut in a pivotal role in the show. Call-513-2014or visit drphillipscenter.org.4 ROSSINIS CINDERELLAMarch 21 to 25 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Per forming Arts. The OperaOr lando season concludes with a happily-ever-after-ending via Gioachino Rossinis Cinder ella. First performed in 1817 when Rossini was 25 years old, it followed the success he had with Barber of Seville just oneyear earlier. Completed in only three weeks, the opera is among Rossinis finest work. The young composer took on the commission to have an opera ready for a festival that had an opening in its schedule thanks to another composer who could not handle the time pressure. Jacopo Ferretti finished the libretto in 22 days, and Rossini set it to music in 24. Eric Jacobsen, renowned conductor of the Orlando Philharmonic makes his OperaOr lando conducting debut as the delightful Amanda Crider finds everlasting love in the title role of this fairytale production with her prince, Javier Abreu. Stage director Ophelie Wolf brings this comedy to life with the opera sung in Italian with English subtitles. Call513-2014or visit drphillipscenter.org.5 A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGEMarch 23 to April 22 at Mad Cow Theatre. Mad Cow Theatre returns to its roots with the classic Arthur Miller drama, A View from the Bridge. By 1952, Miller had written The Crucible, creating an obvious allegory between the House Un-Amer ican Activities Committee witch hunt for Communists and the Salem Witch Trials of the 1700s. In 1956, immediately after Millers mar riage to Marilyn Monroe, the HUAC demanded Miller testify against supposed Communists. Miller refused and was found in contempt of Congress. By 1958, the conviction was overturned. Through all this, Miller wrote A View from the Bridge. A working-class couple watches over their nieces coming of age, while the arrival of immigrant cousins brings about a clash of cultures with the resulting friction between the Old World and the New turning violent. The play explores differing views of the American Dream while serving as a time capsule for the sociopolitical-cultural climate of America today. Visitmadcow theatre.com. JOSH RECOMMENDSJOSH GARRICK Josh Garrick is a ne-art photographer, 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 Gar rick Day in perpetuity. Courtesy photo
6 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 269041 French Table Linens Warehouse SaleWoman's Club of Winter Park419 S Interlachen Ave, Winter ParkWinter Park Friday, March 16th through Wednesday, March 21st Open 10-5 daily Amazing Selection of Table Linens Sewn in Fall River, MA with French Fabrics: Jacquards, Coated Cloths, Rounds Placemats, Runners, Pillows, and more Quality at Great Prices! Plus many closeouts, starting at $29 860876-0800 OR BUY ONLINE www.ameliemichel.com TIM TOTTENWRIGHT IN YOUR BACKYARD: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FLORIDA WORK TUESDAY, 3/27, 6:30 P. M. 269215 REAL BLACK TIEChildrens Home Society of Floridas An Evening of HopeThe Childrens Home Society of Florida turned part of the Loews Portono Bay hotel at Universal Orlando into a Mardi Gras celebration for its annual gala, An Evening of Hope. Held Saturday, March 10, the gala drew about 500 guests and community leaders together to support eorts of The Faine House, a CHSF program. Since 2013, The Faine House has provided guidance for young adults exit ing foster care in ve basic essentials for a successful adulthood: education; housing and transportation; employment; health and wellness; and personal nance. DANIELLE HENDRIX Chris and Kristin Coey, Kari Cox and Bo Sutton shared smiles and laughs. Tiany Geyer and Mark and Jennifer OMara were delighted to see one another. Melody Lynch, Elisha Gonzalez and Kevin Bonnewitz chatted during cocktail hour.
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