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VOLUME 30, NO. 13 YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLANDFREE FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 New York state of mindWinter Park ballerina Chloe Misseldine moved to NYC. PAGE 1B. P uppet partyTIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORA fire engulfed a Winter Park home at 911 N. Park Ave. early Sunday morning leaving an old home that was under renovation in smoldering ruins. Firefighters received a call Fire destroys home on Park Avenue SPORTS Runners lace up for the Zimmerman Kiser Sutclie Winter Park Road Race 10K. SEE 8. The home at 911 N. Park Ave. was under renovation. No one was inside when it burned Sunday, March 25. SUMMER FUN GUIDE 2018. INSIDE THIS ISSUE.SPECIAL SECTION: TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORA piece of land owned by Winter Park along Fairbanks Avenue has changed hands. Winter Park City Commissioners approved the sale of the cityowned property at 1111 W. Fair banks Ave. at their Monday, March 26 meeting. Verax Investments LLC, which plans to build a mixed-use medical and business office on the land, offered to purchase the property for $3.5 million higher than the lands appraised value of $2.96 million.Winter Park sells former bowling alley propertyThe parcel at 1111 W. Fairbanks Ave. is set to be a mixed-use medical and business oce. SEE FIRE PAGE 4Maitland nonprot MicheLee Puppetry educates and empowers children through the art of puppetry. SEE PAGE 4.Troy HerringWith her sock puppet on her hand, Lula Eck, 5, talks with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Lolly following a show at the Venue on the Lake in Maitland. SEE SITE PAGE 2Photo by Tim Freed


2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, Georgia Ellison was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suer with for de cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. My mother is 93 now, and Ive watched her suer so much; I just dont want that to happen to me, Ellison said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced signicant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strength-training regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, Ellisons doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like Ellisons dont come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elites trainers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the tness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out of retirement a few years ago to join Elite be cause, he said, he saw the value in what they oered their clients. The equip ment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other, Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Be fore clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. Clients needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals, said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal. The gym also oers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and nds that training there ts quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to t in and I nd them easy to commit to, Bors said. Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elites clients nd an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers oer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum eort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. Many clients dont even change out of oce clothes, Rinehart said. They simply dont need to. Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suers at all. Its been remarkable for me, she said. I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before. The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss, said Bors, which is something we all need as we age.ADVERTORIAL 407-740-7750 1312 Palmetto Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.elitestrengthandtness.comMention this ad for a free consultation. You can schedule this consultation by calling Elite Strength & Fitness at 407-740-7750Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density 270118 The property, the former site of the Bowl America, was origi nally purchased by the city from Rollins College. It was put up for a notice of disposal by the city, opening up a process where potential buyers can make offers. The City Commission also gave conditional use approval to Verax to construct the two-sto ry 20,000-square-foot medical and general office building dur ing Mondays meeting. But several residents who spoke during the meeting believed the city should have kept the Fairbanks Avenue property because to its close proximity to Martin Luther King Jr. Park and its potential to become added green space. Sometimes financial dis tress forces decisions to sell precious assets a visit to any pawn shop will illustrate this fact, Beth Hall said. But our city is not in financial distress, and this land is priceless in terms of the multitude of pur poses it might serve. A vote not to approve this sale would allow you to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, she said. I urge you not to approve this sale. Stewardship is protecting assets and I count this property as an asset, because it could be turned into park land, Charlie Williams said. My suggestion is we hold on to the property and see whats going on in the north end (of MLK Park) with the library and the events cen ter. We could have a challenged site. There could be foundation issues. Lets slow it down. But the majority of the com mission said they felt selling the property made sense. We used money out of our reserves to buy this property, so I look at it as an asset that was part of our reserves, City Com missioner Greg Seidel said. If someone can give me the mon ey to replace it and purchase the property the money has to come from somewhere. Do I see this being a major part of connectivity of green space in Winter Park? Not at the cor ner of Fairbanks. Where are you going to tie into? This used to be a bowling alley, City Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel said. There was noth ing there that would belong to the city. It has never been park land, so were not giving away park land. I appreciate always trying to keep green space weve added more green space and improved green space in this city in the past three to seven years since Ive sat on this commission, Mayor Steve Leary said. I think this commission has proven its commitment to that. The sale of the property and the conditional use approval for the project passed 4-1, with City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper dissenting. WINTER PARK CANOPY A new campus that would include the citys new library and event center in Martin Luther King Jr. Park has moved a step closer to getting a name. Mark Calvert, of Evolve Design Firm, spoke about the branding of the new campus, which has been in a prelimi nary discussion phase with the Library and Events Center Task Force. The task force narrowed a list of potential names down to four choices: Exchange, LENS (Library, Entertain ment, Nature, Sports), Deco and Canopy. Calvert said the group ulti mately decided on Canopy or the Winter Park Canopy. Canopy accentuated by natural surroundings and archi tectural intent, this campus invokes a sensation of wonder, learning and open opportunity, Calvert said. The transpar ency of the walls give way to a feeling of inclusion, while the curvature of the corners sug gest that all are welcome. Only in Winter Park can you experi ence approachable eminence. Welcome to the Canopy. The name is still subject to change, Director of Communi cations Clarissa Howard said. Some City Commissioners responded positively to the sug gestion, while others wanted more time to consider it. I like it very much, Sprinkel said. I just like what it says it speaks to what we represent. I like to be able to think about things, Cooper said. I will tell you that I particularly like the word canopy, because it has numerous connotations. The (tree) canopy is important to the city of Winter Park. The task force will come back at the next meeting on Monday, April 9, with more branding ideas, building off the proposed name of Winter Park Canopy. LEARY SWORN IN Leary was sworn in for his sec ond term as mayor by his wife and three children. We had broad-based sup port for my campaign, and Im very proud of the fact that the majority of people in this city understand how things are moving, Leary said. I appreci ate the trajectory that were tak ing as a city. We will continue to work with everybody and hear all voices. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners ap proved the rst reading of the ordinance establishing a Commercial Zoning on the annexed property at 1562 W. Fairbanks Ave. The commission gave conditional use approval for a Class III (4COP) liquor license in conjunc tion with the proposed Irish 31 restaurant with 130 seats at 510 S. Park Ave., within 1,000 feet of Rollins College. The request of Z Proper ties Inc. for subdivision or lot split approval to divide the property at 566 Sylvan Drive, combined with 10 feet from the 1570 Bryan Ave. property to form two single-family building lots was approved. Site sells for $3.5 million CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 WINTER PARK SATURDAY, MARCH 31 64TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the West Meadow in Winters Parks Central Park. The city of Winter Park is holding its 64th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with an ocial starting signal. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun. More than 14,000 stued eggs will be placed throughout the park, and every child will leave with an Easter egg. New this year, is the addi tion of an Easter Kids Zone that will open when the egg hunt concludes. Winter Parks annual Easter Egg Hunt is the citys lon gest running community event. For more information regarding the City of Winter Parks 64th annual Easter Egg Hunt, call (407) 599-3463. MONDAY, APRIL 2 WINTER PARK EXECUTIVE WOMEN 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Hear powerful business solutions for women who get it. Join the Win ter Park Chamber of Commerce as it hears from Michele Rigby Assad, a former undercover CIA ocer and author of the book, Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What it Taught Me about Whats Worth Fight ing For. Cost is $25 to $50. For more information, call (407) 644-8281. YOUR CALENDAR


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 3 259852 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 THE DEATH OF STALINFINAL WEEK! Starring Steve Buscemi and Jerey TamborFri Sun: 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:15PM2018 Florida Film FestivalApril 6th 15th Tickets on Sale Now!Browse the program and learn more at FloridaFilmFestival.comEaster Egg Hunt & Brunch featuring THE MUPPETS 2011More info at Enzian.orgSun, April 1st at 10:30AM TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR O n Wednesday, April 4, Rollins College will wel come a man who is larger than life in more ways than one. At 7-foot-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is quite literally a towering figure, whose skyhook and style made him one of the greatest players in the his tory of both college basketball and the NBA. But on Wednesday, April 4, Abdul-Jabbar will do more than just talk basketball. He also will discuss his role as a social activ ist and writer in Writings on the Wall: An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Warden Arena. Organized by the Winter Park Institute as a part of its Rollins College Speaker Series, AbdulJabbar will discuss his own per sonal stories and also examine the current political and racial topics that America faces today, said Gail Sinclair, executive director and scholar in residence at the WPI. We engaged Kareem AbdulJabbar, because he is so diverse in his interests hes obviously a basketball icon, but he is very articulate and out-spoken, Sin clair said. He does a lot of op-eds New York Times he has writ ten 14 books on wide and varied subjects, and he is interested in STEM education particularly in underserved communities. We found him to represent the liberal arts ethos the fact that he is not just a basketball player, she said. He is much broader than that. Abdul-Jabbar will conclude this years series, which is the 10th for the WPI. Some of the nota ble names from this last season includes Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jon Meacham, worldrenowned artist Candy Chang and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. For those who dont know, the WPI at Rollins College started in 2007 to bring scholars to the school to engage in intellectual discussion, Sinclair said. The series has attracted some big names across realms of the arts, sciences, social activism and so forth that diversity is a large reason why Abdul-Jabbar was chosen to cap off the 10th season. Born Lou Alcindor, Abdul-Jab bar started his journey to becom ing one of the greatest basketball players to walk the Earth when he played under legendary UCLA coach John Wooden there, he would win three NCAA titles and three National Player of the Year trophies before being drafted No.1 by the Milwaukee Bucks. In his 20-year career with the Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA titles and became the only player to ever rack up six NBA Most Valuable Player awards. Abdul-Jabbar also still holds the NBA scoring record to this day. Abdul-Jabbars philosophy in basketball and life are two of the subjects that Rollins mens basket ball coach Tom Klusman is look ing forward to during his teams private meeting with the hall-offamer that will take place before the nights talk. I would just like him to talk about how this is a short time in their life their experience in bas ketball and how they need to make the most of it, Klusman said. Things that I try to tell them its always great to have someone who has had the success that he has reinforce things, but Im just as excited just to listen to what he is going say, and just take it from there to see how it will help me, as well as the team. But Abdul-Jabbar has become more than just a basketball icon he has also become renowned for his work in social activism and writing. In books such asWrit ings on the Wall Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White and the numerous pieces he has written for the Washington Post and Time magazine, AbdulJabbar has examined the issues of racism and political unrest in the United States. His work has gained him the respect of many throughout the country, including former Presi dent Barack Obama, who awarded Abdul-Jabbar with the Presi dential Medal of Freedom the nations highest civilian honor. He was also appointed to the Presi dents Council on Sports & Fitness. Those at WPI hope that everyone in attendance can take something away from Abdul-Jabbars many thoughts on life, philosophy and activism. We hope that these speak ers spark something in our audi ence that makes them want to reengage want to leave the event and talk to friends and people they know about the speaker they just heard, Sinclair said. We hope that each of these speakers will reach the audience in ways that make personal sense. IF YOU GO KAREEM ABDULJABBAR WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 WHERE: Warden Arena on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park COST: $15 INFORMATION: winterparkin Big man on campus Hall-of-fame basketball player and social activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be giving a talk at Rollins College on April 4. Esther Lin Basketball legend and social activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will speak on a number of issues during his talk at Rollins College. its always great to have someone who has had the success that he has rein force things, but Im just as excited just to listen to what he is going say, and just take it from there to see how it will help me, as well as the team. Rollins mens basket ball coach Tom Klusman TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Plans are in the works to add more parking to Casa Feliz and the Win ter Park Golf Course an effort to fill a need by both entities as they continue to thrive. Winter Parks Community Redevelopment Agency soon may vote on a proposed project to add 27 parking spaces to the exist ing parking lot shared by the golf course and the historic home off of North Park Avenue. Both entities will have access to the spaces, CRA Manager Kyle Dudgeon said. With the success of the reno vated golf course, we have had a demand for additional parking, Assistant Director of Communi cations Craig ONeil said. It is especially busy when Casa Feliz is also hosting an event. That project also would include the addition of bricking through a portion of the lot, improved landscaping with a moonlight garden, and a walking path through the Morse linear park. From a landscape perspective, the scope removes diseased trees and invasive species, and replac es them with healthy shade and understory trees, city officials road in the March 22 CRA Advi sory Board meeting agenda. An archway from the original Annie Russell Home also may be part of the project, ONeil said. The joint project involves cooperation between the city, the Morse Genius Foundation (which dedicated the park area to the city) and Casa Feliz. Winter Parks CRA Advisory Board approved up to $35,000 in joint funding from the CRA, which also would be supplemented by the city. Dudgeon said the CRA portion of the funding likely would pay for the landscaping and irri gation, while the city likely would pay for the bricking. Every member of the board present at the meeting gave a vote of approval. I like this plan, because what youre doing is creating an arriv al experience where there isnt (one), board chair Javier Omana said. This project was proposed to CRA for funding, but the city cur rently is working with the Morse Genius Foundation and Casa Feliz to get a final approval before they begin construction, ONeil said. If approved, the city anticipates construction in July or August. Project could add parking at Casa Feliz, golf course The Winter Park CRA Advisory Board recently recommended funding a project that could add about 27 parking spaces.


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 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 2018 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 Publishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life Magazine, Season Magazine 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. 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Publisher / Jackie Fanara, Executive Editor / Michael Eng, Design Editor / Jessica Eng, Associate Editor / Troy Herring, Associate Editor / Tim Freed, Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, Black Tie Reporter / Harry Sayer, Multimedia Sales Executive / Laura Rubio, Administrative Assistant / Janice Carrion, Creative Services Administrator / Marjorie Holloway, Creative Services Coordinator / Christine Galan, Advertising Graphic Designers / Thom Gravelle, Shawna Polana, Luis Trujillo, Allison Wampole TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR S itting around in a semicir cle, children watch as the show unfolds. There, performing in front of them, is Leslie CarraraRudolph and her little friend Lolly a sock puppet who wears a sparkling blue dress and sports flaming orange hair atop her head. They are a humorous duo who sing and dance, and make jokes that cause the children in the audience to bust out laughing. But between the jokes, CarraraRudolph and Lolly hit on topics that dive a little deeper than your everyday song and dance routine. I found that through puppetry I can deal with issues, CarraraRudolph said. In a way I can talk to Lolly if Lolly was feeling emo tionally scared, and kids relate through puppetry especially kids at risk they open up to puppetry and art. Carrara-Rudolph and Lolly performed two separate shows on Sunday, March 25, as a part of the World Puppetry Celebration put on by local Maitland nonprofit MicheLee Puppetry. Held at the Venue on the Lake, kids and parents enjoyed shows put on by Carrara-Rudolph, as well as showcases from other puppeteers from around Central Florida. GOING FOR THE RECORD While kids and their parents got to enjoy the shows, children in attendance also got to participate in a sock puppet making minimarathon as they tried to break the record for most sock puppets put together in an hour. Kids took ordinary socks and transformed them into vibrant and colorful characters using a variety of crafting tools, before turning them in for both a treat and a sense of helping others. We have a program called Sock Puppets with a Heart, and we donate the sock puppets to childrens charities, said Tracey Conner, founder and executive director of MicheLee Puppetry. So kids that are in foster care, or the hospital, or kids that have been abused we donate the puppets to those charities. The organization, which has been around for more than 30-years, has been active in its charity work, as well as the edu cational programs that it utilizes at schools and other institutions to teach valuable life lessons. They also touch on topics such as bully-prevention, domestic vio lence prevention, healthy eating and the promotion of literacy. Discussing such difficult issues such as sexual assault with older kids can be complex, but Conner and those at MicheLee use a tactic similar to Carrara-Rudolph. I think what makes it so pow erful is theyre just so engaging and people connect with them (the puppets), Conner said. You can use puppets and masks as metaphor or as comic relief to talk about some of the most critical issues that kids are facing the most powerful part of it is that they take what they learn and take action. AUTHENTICITY The work that MicheLee Pup petry does with children and teens echoes the goals of CarraraRudolph, who first started doing puppetry at age 16. Since those early days of teach ing and active participation in theater, Carrara-Rudolph made a career out of using puppetry as a means to help children wherever she was. My yellow-brick road journey has always been about follow ing my heart and finding ways to reach kids, Carrara-Rudolph said. The worlds came together, and I became a professional pup peteer my very first job was on Muppets Tonight and that was 22-years ago. That job would prove to be the career-changer and led to her current role performing as Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street. The role, which she picked up 11 years ago, has seen Carrara-Rudolph pick up five Emmy nominations. The successful career that Carrara-Rudolph has had makes sense when you watch her per form her shows children cackle and get deeply involved, and so do the parents. And its not all seriousness when it comes to the shows mes sage, because although CarraraRudolph wants those children who come and see her to take away messages of love and posi tivity, there is also the hope that they walk away knowing that they have the power to write their own story. Theyre their own resource for creativity, Carrara-Rudolph said. They dont need an iPod; they dont need a source. It doesnt occur to kids that when I say Im going to download a bunch of apps surprise, you already have these theyre you. Every body has a different sto ry, she said. Every idea that you come up with, if it comes from your heart, it comes from a place of love, and its authentic. LEARN MORE To learn more about Sunday Family Fun Days, check out at about 2:10 a.m. Sunday, March 25. They arrived on the scene and saw that the flames were already through the roof. Its unusual and telling that it had a really good head start on us, said Deputy Chief Pat McCabe of the Winter Park Fire Department. Our first concern was the expo sure to the neighbors houses, which we immediately put hose lines on to protect them from catching fire. The house currently under renovation and sitting just north of the intersection of Webster and Park avenues was unoccupied. No residents or firefighters were injured in the fire. It was actually called in by a neighbor who heard the commo tion, McCabe said. Normally when a house is occupied, the smoke alarms will wake up the residents, and we get there very quickly and were able to take care of the situation. Were very fortunate that we were told early on that the structure was unoc cupied, so we didnt have to put anybody at risk to go inside and search. Normally, we think theres people inside, McCabe said. We would risk a lot to save a lot. We were fortunate enough to be informed that there was nobody inside. Were not going to put anybody at risk to search an unoccupied structure with that much fire. The roof collapsed into the structure early on, McCabe said, so there was no interior firefight ing. It was a very well-built house, it was all hard pine, McCabe said. It burned very hot. The firefighters put out the bulk of the flames by 6 a.m., but units stayed on site until 3 p.m. to ensure any hotspots were hosed down. It was a very large house it was very unusual; this doesnt happen very often, McCabe said. Normally with the alarm sys tems in place and the houses are occupied, were able to get there very quickly and put the fire out. But being that it was unoccupied and there was no alarm system in place, the fire got a substantial head start on us. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state fire marshal, McCabe said, though an arson dog was brought out to the scene to check for accelerants. KENTUCKY AVENUE FIRE A man and six dogs were killed and a woman was criti cally injured in a house re Tuesday morning at 2269 Kentucky Ave. just outside Winter Park. The home is located near I-4 where it crosses over Fairbanks Avenue. The cause of the re is under investigation. Fire destroys home CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 It comes from your heart Troy Herring Leslie Carrara-Rudolph preforms with Lolly during a show at the Venue on the Lake in Maitland.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 5 270909 Saturday April 14, 2018Robarts Arena | Sarasota, FL9am:30pmDoors open at 8am, program starts at 9am FREE EVENT Registration required. Online registration is strongly encouraged at Call 941-926-6413 for more information. THE PARKINSONS EXPO will feature presentations from medical experts on treatment options, the latest in research, managing the non-motor aspects of the disease, and more.This event is presented to the community at no charge thanks to the following partners: A complete listing of speakers and topics is available on the Neuro Challenge website. | 941-926-6413 The Slater-Kassan Charitable Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation SYNOVUS The Pines of Sarasota-Rehabilitation Senior Care Community Manatee Educational TelevisionRobarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, Florida 34237 PRESENTING SPONSOR PLATINUM SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORS BALDWIN PARK The Easter Egg Hunt & Party will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at Crescent Park, 1913 Meeting Place, Orlando. There will be three separate hunt times for dierent ages, which include 0 to 2 years old at 10 a.m. (north side of park); 3 to 5 years old at 10 a.m. (north side); and 6 years and older at 10:10 a.m. (south side). Along with the more than 10,000 pre-stued eggs that will be up for grabs, there also will be an array of festivities, includ ing face-painters, live music, and photo op with the Easter Bunny. MAITLAND Anchor Church will be host ing its rst Easter at Anchor this Sunday, April 1, at Maitland Middle School, 1901 Choctaw Trail, Maitland. Starting at 10:15 a.m., the church will hold a spe cial Easter service that will be followed by an Easter egg hunt for children up to 10 years old. With 5,000 Easter eggs on hand, kids will be sure to walk home with a basketful of goodies. There also will be a number of fun games and activities for the whole family. The Easter Egg Hunt & Carni val by Asbury United Methodist Church will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at Asbury United Methodist, 220 West Horatio Ave., Maitland. Along with an exciting Easter egg hunt, there also will be live music, a bounce house, carnival games, a petting zoo and a chance to get photos with the Easter Bunny. The city of Maitland will celebrate the upcoming holiday with its Hop to It! festivities, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at Maitland Community Park, 1400 Mayo Ave., Maitland. The days activities will kick o with a fam ily workout with Baby Boot Camp at 9 a.m., which will be followed by the egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. kids also will get a chance to get a photo with the Easter Bunny at the same time. The fun doesnt stop there families also will be able to enjoy a fun variety of arts and crafts, as well as games. WINTER PARK The city of Winter Park will celebrate the upcoming holiday with its 64th annual Easter Egg Hunt, which will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, in the west meadow of Central Park. The hunt itself will start at 10 a.m., and feature more than 14,000 Easter eggs that will be strewn about the park. Following the hunt, the Easter Kids Zone will feature activities. Living HOPE Fellowship will be putting on their Easter Celebra tion from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Living HOPE Fellowship, 4500 Dike Road, Winter Park. Starting at 11 a.m. the church will hold an Easter service, and then children ages 2 through 12 will get to enjoy a fun Easter egg hunt. Journey Church in Winter Park will put on its own Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Winter Park High School, 2100 Summereld Road, Winter Park. The morn ing will start with a service at 11 a.m., and will then be followed 30 minutes later by an egg hunt. Register children online at bit. ly/2GbU3Oq. Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851 Eggs-tra! Eggs-tra! Read all about it! W ith the arrival of the Easter holiday this Sunday, April 1, so comes the copious celebrations. This week end, local municipalities and churches will put on a number of festivities such as Easter egg hunts, carnivals and other events for adults and children alike to enjoy. To help you nd your way around the busy weekend, here are some events being put on around the Winter Park/Maitland area. TROY HERRING


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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 7 439 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 262130 TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR T he sound of small feet pitterpatter across the cushioned floor of the dojo. After a quick hand shake and bow, the young students of Zen Life Center take their fighting stance and wait for instruction. Richard Hoehn, the master and vice president of the dojo paces around from student to student showing them the defensive actions to take against an attack. The kids in this class are full of energy as they bounce around practicing blocks and strikes with one another. But like any martial arts facility, Zen is not about just fighting its much, much more. We take it very personally everything that we do here and we want to give the best to our students, Hoehn said. We try to emphasize the physical fitness, but we really specialize in self-defense teaching people appropriate and effective self-defense strategy depending on their age, gender and so forth. Looking to focus on different aspects of martial arts from self-defense to life philosophy Hoehn, a native of Winter Park, opened Zen Life Center in Winter Springs in January 2017 and cur rently teaches about 200 students that range from young children to older adults. The family-like atmosphere of the dojo is a strong reflection of Hoehn and his family who are also involved in the business. Hoehns wife, Dr. Sheila Roche fort-Hoehn, acts as an instruc tor and president. She also holds a third-degree black belt and is a self-defense expert. The couples young children, Kai and Laelle, are also active in martial arts. The light-hearted-yet-serious lessons he has taught have stuck with his students, especially the younger ones who are learning self-discipline and respect. The teachers are kind and everyone around just respects you for who you are, said Mackenzie Becker, 11, who has been involved with martial arts since the third grade. And the education you learn here you learn self-defense against every person that could come up to you. That concept of being able to defend yourself is something Hoehn stresses. Among his many lessons, Hoehn includes discus sion on what to do if approached by a stranger. The techniques taught came in handy during a frighten ing moment for one of his students who was randomly approached by a man in Winter Springs recently. Luckily, the kid took off and told his grandmother and nothing hap pened to him, but it was still pretty scary for everybody, Hoehn said. Hoehn grew up with martial arts. His father was a military kid who had picked up and learned the Korean martial art of Taekwondo while living in Thailand. Once his dad returned to the United States, he started his own dojo. As a 16-year-old, Hoehn really picked up his love for martial arts and began competing in tourna ments. Now a sixth-degree black belt in Jidokwon Taekwondo and a black belt in San Soo Kungfu, Hoehn has earned five U.S. National Gold medals in different martial arts categories and the title of U.S. Open International SelfDefense Grand Champion in 2012. He also was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2007 for becoming the first Ameri can to complete a 100 Man Kumite/ Grappling Challenge. That wide-ranging experience in the martial arts is something Hoehn believes can help benefit those looking to find their niche. My theory is the more I know, the more I can share with others, because not everyone will use the same stuff, Hoehn said. So I have to teach a lot of things to different people, and then eventually, they can find their own path with what they learn. Finding that path and development through martial arts, and life in general, continues to inspire Hoehn in his work. For some kids, its theyve just gotten better self-esteem, for oth ers, theyve learned how to handle bullies, Hoehn said. All the dif ferent stories that my students share with me about how they enjoy it and how it helps them in different ways thats what keeps me going. Zen master Winter Park native Richard Hoehn is helping teach martial arts to those at his Zen Life Center in Winter Springs. Photos by Troy Herring Violet Marlar, left, shook hands with her brother, Billy, as they enjoyed their karate class. Richard Hoehn, center, demonstrated for students as Chandler Springer, left, and Connor Mall, right, took in the lesson. Malachi Hamilton and Chandler Springer participated in karate activities during their class at Zen Life Center.


8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 270894 Hitting the road N early 3,000 local resi dents put on their run ning shoes and nished the Zimmerman Kiser Sutclie Winter Park Road Race 10K Saturday, March 24, crossing the nish line on Park Avenue. The event also included a two-mile run, along with a kids run and other festivities in Central Park. TIM FREED Bill Vanos and Holly Wooley, the rst female runner to cross the nish line, stopped for a photo after the 10K race. Ty McCormack nished the 10K in rst place, capturing the mens Track Shack Running Series Champion ship for the third consecutive year. Debra Bradley showed o her medal after nishing the race. Anna-Lisa Wanack was all smiles after nishing the race. Jules Martin, Amanda Schade and Marlena Templet got together for a group photo after crossing the nish line. ONLINE See more photos at


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ARTS + CULTURE FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 ALSO INSIDE: Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art & Culture. 3 Dancing at the Market: Ballroom Dance Lessons. 6 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM Misseldine, 16, a Winter Park local and former member of the Orlando Ballet company, moved recently to New York City to per form in the American Ballet The atre. Although the Orlando Ballet has seen some of its dancers join the renowned institution, Missel dine is a special case. Its unusual to have a (16-yearold) student achieve a position in such a prestigious company, said Diedre Miles Burger, director for the Orlando Ballet School. Its pretty unprecedented. ORLANDO BALLET BABY Although she has been with the Orlando company since she could walk, Misseldine only became serious in her dancing ambitions a few years ago. Last year, she stopped attending Lake High land Preparatory school in favor of being homeschooled to focus more on her dancing. Chloes an Orlando Ballet baby, said Yan Chen, Chloes mother and the Orlando Ballet master. Shes been in the school since she was 3 or 4 at the begin ning, it was just fun for her. I think not until recently she really started becoming serious about dancing. Watching her daughter move away was a complicated, if famil iar, experience for Chen. She left her home and family in China at 16 to study abroad in the United States. In good company Originally from Winter Park, 16-year-old ballet dancer Chloe Misseldine moved to New York City for a spot with the American Ballet Theatres junior company. HARRY SAYER | BLACK TIE REPORTER C hloe Misseldine always hoped to perform ballet in New York City. She just didnt expect to do it so soon. Ive always wanted to come to American Ballet Theatre; it was my goal to join next year, Misseldine said. New York has been my favorite city; I enjoy it so much. Its so dierent from what Im used to. SEE BIG PAGE 2 Harry Sayer Chloe Misseldine, 16, recently moved from Winter Park to New York City to continue her career as a ballet dancer.


2 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 It was exciting when I left; I wanted to pursue a whole new world, Chen said. Now Im in my mothers shoes, seeing my daughter go, and its hard. Ive been with her for so long. Deep down, I dont want her to go but I know its where she needs to be.STANDING OUTMisseldine has been something of a world traveler of late. She recently competed in a grand prix com petition in New York City, where she received marks high enough to be invited to Switzerlands Prix de Lausanne in late January. The performers at the Prix de Lausanne were tasked with per forming a classical variation and a contemporary variation that they learned from provided videos. Misseldine decided to turn heads with her contemporary per formance. Solo for Diego, the piece I chose, was actually supposed to be choreographed for a man, Misseldine said. Out of everybody, only three girls did it. You have to wear pants, a white dress shirt and a tie for the costume. The dancing and the techniques were more suited for a men, the jumps and turns were harder and more complex for a female contemporary. In my opinion, I stood out, because not many girls did it. From there, Misseldine accepted an invitation to be one of 12 dancers in New Yorks American Ballet Theatre junior company. Originally, (the invitation) was supposed to start next year in August, but they had an opening spot, and they said I could come if I wanted to, she said. So of course I took it.FAST TRACKPerforming with the new company is even more training intensive, with Misseldine spending several hours a day dancing. Whereas Misseldine previously trained for months on end for one or two performances a year, she now learns different routines for the schools various repertoires per formed across the world. She recently wrapped a three-day tour with the company in St. Louis and is planning for a performance in London later this year. She hopes to stay with the junior company for the next year and then gain an apprentice contract with the main company. I want (ballet) to be my career, Misseldine said. You work for it; youve made dancing your whole career every day. Every day, all those hours per forming are just to get on stage. A w a r d W i n n i n g C u i s i n e N o R o o m F e e s o r M i n i m u m s Private Dining ~ Catering ~ Corporate Events/Meetings ~ Outdoor Patio Dining Private Events Line: 407.730.6249 310 L a k e s i d e 301 E. Pine St Orlando, FL 32801 407.373.0310 310 N o n a 10785 Nar c o ossee Rd Orlando, FL 32832 407.203.1120 310 P a r k S o u t h 310 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 407.647 7277 b lu on the avenue 326 S. Park Avenue Winter Park FL 32 789 407.960 3778 271019 271047 EASTER BRUNCH SUNDAY SUNDAY APRIL 1st | 10 2 At all of our locations Join us for310 Lakeside301 E. Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801407.373.0310Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola310 Park South310 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789407.647-7277In the Heart of Winter Park310 Nona10785 Narcoossee Rd. Orlando, FL 32832407.203.1120Lake Nonablu on the avenue326 S. Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789407.960.3778In the Heart of Winter Park CALL NOWto make a reservation (407) 730.6249 Big Apple ballerinaI want (ballet) to be my career. You work for it; youve made dancing your whole career every day. Every day, all those hours performing are just to get on stage. Chloe MisseldineCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


3TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORWalking around the Orlando Museum of art is local Stockton Reeves. Theres almost a frantic pace to his step as he makes his way around the exhibit. His eyes are transfixed on the old photographs and handmade artifacts. The way he talks about each object is filled with a tone of wonder, as if getting to take in the art and culture for the first time. But the fact is, the works of Seminole art and culture cur rently on display at the museum are not new to him at all in fact, he grew up with all of them. My brother and I grew up with this stuff in the house, Reeves said with a smile. I grew up in a museum literally grew up in a museum. The exhibit, Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art & Culture, which will be on display until July 8, is chock full of beautiful and colorful artifacts that come from the collection of I.S.K. Reeves V and Sara Reeves Stocktons parents. With 96 pieces in the halls of the museum, this is the first exhibit in which the Reeves Seminole artifacts have been put together for public viewing. Featuring items from the precontact period, and from 1820 to the present, the exhibit includes a range of items, including: big shirts, dresses, dolls, masks, photographs, and other artifacts all of which were collected over the span of more than 45 years. The collection was all started by I.S.K. years ago. The former president of the Central Florida Archeological and Anthropological Association has a long background in Native American culture and history. Although Reeves isnt quite sure where his dad picked up on this thorough love for Native American artifacts, Reeves believes it had something to do with grow ing up the son of a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. As a Navy brat, I.S.K. grew up traveling the world living in places such as Hawaii and Egypt. The archaeology of Egypt, going out on the outriggers with the natives hunting big tuna I would think growing up in a lot of different environments, (and) growing up in a lot of differ ent places around the world was probably the seed, Reeves said. From there, I.S.K. became obsessed with finding and researching anything and every thing he could about the Native American culture in the United States. From the time I was 8 until the time I graduated high school, a lot of my weekends were spent doing archaeological excavations of Timucuan habitation mounds down in Osceola County mostly where the big developments are now, Reeves said. Sometimes literally we were a step ahead of the bulldozers to try and save that history before development came in. It was out there in those fields where Reeves learned how to drive a car and also where he learned how to properly search and collect artifacts without damaging them. Although this specific exhibit houses a collection of Seminole art, the Reeves overall includes items from different tribes from all over the country. There is something special about the pieces that celebrate the Seminole people, and as a Floridian, Reeves said he hopes those who visit the exhibit will walk away with an experience that can truly inform them about Floridas truest locals. To me, its an amazing thing, because if you see these pieces of art and these artifacts and these lithographs, it gives people a deeper understanding of the Seminole tribe and their impor tance, their history and their place in Florida, Reeves said. I dont think a lot of people know, because I lot of Floridians werent born here. I think its a largely unknown, but critically impor tant piece of Florida history. IF YOU GOENDURING BEAUTY: SEMINOLE ART & CULTURE WHEN: Through July 8 WHERE: The Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando HOURS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays COST: $15 for adults; $5 for children Native displayThe Reeves family of Winter Park is showcasing their collection of Seminole art at the Orlando Museum of Art. Photos by Troy HerringThe Reeves family hope to educate visitors and locals alike on the history and importance of the Seminole tribe. EA RLY BIR D T ICK ET S O N SA LE N O W 269756


4 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 FRIDAY, MARCH 30HEATHER GILLIS BAND 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Heather Gillis is the complete package as a guitar player, lap steel player, songwriter, singer and arranger. She and her band have the stage presence and condence to appeal to a variety of musical tastes be it rock, soul, jazz, roots or gospel. At 23 years old, Gillis not only has formed a following at a local level but also has played alongside and befriended members of the The Allman Brothers Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, The Lee Boys, North Mississippi All-Stars, Matt Schoeld and many more. Tickets are $15. For more information and to buy tickets, visit bluebambooart MORSE MUSEUM EASTER WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Enjoy free admission during the Easter Weekend Open House at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. For more information, call (407) 645-5311.THURSDAY, APRIL 5J.S. BACH A CANTATA AND A BRANDENBURG CONCERTO 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Pablo Casals described Bach as the supreme genius of music. Through three succinct works, concertgoers will investigate whether shy Casals assessment rings true through a Brandenburg concerto, considered one of Bachs most important secular works, and the cantata form where Bachs creative genius thrived. This concert, featuring members of the Bach Festival Orchestra, is part of Insights & Sounds, a new series that focuses on individual composers and genres and provides audiences with concise concerts in which great music is performed and discussed. Cost is $20. For more information, call (407) 646-2182. DAVE SHEFFIELD TRIO 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Dave Sheeld brings his swinging trio into the bamboo for a fun night of jazz standards. Featuring Don Sanderson, Je Green and special guests. Suggested donation is $10 to $20. For more infor mation and to buy tickets, visit, APRIL 8MESSIAH CHORAL SOCIETY SINGALONG 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park. Come sing! Or if you just want to sit back and enjoy this beautiful music, you are invited to be part of the Messiah Choral Societys annual Sing-Along. The society will be singing selections from the Messiah by George Frideric Handel. If you have ever wanted to be a part of a large choir sing ing a major musical work, this is your chance. Its going to be a fun evening you will enjoy. Messiah Choral Society is Central Floridas longest running free cultural arts performance. For more information, call (407) 473-3603.ONGOINGNUNSENSE AMEN! Running through Saturday, April 21, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park. Nunsense A-Men! is the original O-Broadway Nunsense musical with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as Mrs. Doubtre enters the Convent. This hilarious show begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of funds for their burial. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. For more information and showtimes, call (407) 645-0145 or visit 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 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. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. TOWARDS IMPRESSIONISM: LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM COROT TO MONET Through April 8 at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. The Muse des Beaux-Arts in Reims owns one of the largest collections of French 19th-century landscape paintings, 45 of which will be displayed in this exhibition. Towards Impressionism marks the rst time that an exhibition drawn exclusively from this collection will travel to the United States; the museum is one of only two venues nationwide to host this extraordinary collection. The exhibition, organized by Art Centre Basel in collaboration with the Muse des Beaux-Arts de Reims and the City of Reims, France, traces the revolutionary evolution of landscape painting in France from the Romantics to the School of Barbizon, the circle of Honeur and up to Impressionism. RIA BRODELL: DEVOTION Through May 13 at the Cornell Fine Ars Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. Ria Brodell disrupts traditional narratives and oers multifaceted ways in which to experience the concept of devotion. While Brodells art stems from personal experience, the works in this exhibition allow for a nuanced rumination on gender and sexuality from both historical and contemporary contexts. Featuring new and recent work by the artist, Ria Brodell: Devotion recontextualizes devotional imagery from CFAMs permanent collection. Most signicantly, the exhibition allows for complex readings of gender in historic terms and through a religious framework. PICTURING WAR Through May 13 at the Cornell Fine Ars Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. This exhibition presents an array of objects, drawn entirely from CFAMs permanent collection, that respond to instances of American involvement in global conict from the end of the rst World War to the present day. The presence of American propaganda posters coupled with contemporary works by artists such as An-My L and Martha Rosler serve to challenge the ideas and conventions surrounding wars in which the United States have been involved during this period. This exhibition is curated by Mar garet Milford the Cornell Fine Arts Museums Fred Hicks Fellow.THIS WEEK HEAR WHAT'S PLAYING NEXT! JOHN V. SINCLAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTORAT ROLLINS COLLEGE SINCE 1935 Get tickets | 407.646.2182 | BachFestivalFlorida.orgThis ad generously sponsored www.wateroak.comINSIGHTS & SOUNDS: J.S. BACHA new series combining great music and discussion, perfect for c lassical music lovers and newcomers alike! 266660


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6 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 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 $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 266459 271008Dont 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 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORWhether youre ready to dazzle the audience on Dancing with the Stars or you have two clumsy left feet, the Winter Park Farmers Market might have just the thing for you on Tuesday nights. The Dancing at the Market classes at the farmers market building at 200 W. New England Ave. are giving local residents some next steps to being confident dancers, offering lessons at both beginner and intermediate skill levels. Students learn everything from the Viennese waltz and swing to the cha-cha and the rumba, pick ing up all the tools they need to cut a rug at any local dance hall. Its all under the direction of dance instructor Stuart Nichols, a dual fellow of the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing who has taught the class for 23 years. The dance class was started by playwright and ballroom dance instructor Michael Wanzie back in 1994, but he had to pass it on to someone else after the first eight-week session. Nichols has been teaching the class ever since, starting in 1995. Teaching beginners how to dance is still a blast after all these years, Nichols said. Ive been doing this all my life, Nichols said. I never get tired of teaching beginners, because you always feel such a sense of progress with them. Theyre coming from nothing, but its really easy to make progress from nothing to something. For the beginners, theyre always excited, he said. Its exciting to teach them, and it keeps me enthusiastic. The class was a great experience for new dancers such as Vivian Bambino, a Winter Park resident who took the March 6 beginner class and is excited to come back. For someone whos never had a dance lesson, I liked it, Bambino said. Its something Ive always wanted to do and never had time. (Stuart Nichols) takes it one step at a time, MetroWest resident Mary Ekhator said. He makes it very simple to understand. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to meet new people and do something out of the box. Before the dancing even starts, the beginners class participants gather in a big circle and hold hands. It isnt long before couples are split up and students are dancing with total strangers. Clumsy steps turn into graceful strides the leader and the fol lower moving in perfect harmony in the old former train depot under strands of party lights. It ties right in to what dancing is all about, Nichols said. Dancing gives people a sense of confidence, especially in interper sonal interaction, he said. Even in this class, its hard to get people to look at each other in the eye, especially when youre standing this close. It gives people a sense of confi dence in dealing with other people and being able to relate to other people on a human level, which you dont get from an iPad, you dont get from a cell phone, you dont get from a keyboard or your screen, he said. May I have this dance?Winter Park ballroom dance classes build condence and form friendships. Photos by Tim FreedTom Mayer danced the cha-cha with Paula Gray for a moment. IF YOU GOWHEN: 7 to 8:30 p.m. for beginner and 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. for inter mediate. Eight-week classes are held each Tuesday evening start ing May 1, June 26, Aug. 21 and Oct. 16. WHERE: Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park COST: $90. A portion of the proceeds benet Keep Winter Park Beautiful. INFORMATION: Text instructor Stuart Nichols at (321) 662-5565 with questions. Wendi Hogan and Jane McMillan got twirled around by instructor Stuart Nichols and Tom Mayer.


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 7 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: Website: Facebook / AudubonCenterforBirdsofPrey1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751 407-644-0190rfntb rtbt 271016 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERA new Irish eatery is making its way to Park Avenue. The Irish 31 Pub & Eatery is opening a new location at 510 S. Park Ave., a spot previously held by La Bella Intimates. Owner Jay Mize hopes the pub will be open for business in the latter half of 2018. Winter Park and Park Avenue specifically is a highly desirable address filled with exactly the type of people we created our concept for, Mize said. Although he is not Irish himself, Mize said he always has had a healthy appreciation for the feeling of camaraderie and coziness that accompanies Irish pubs. He got the idea for the first location while visiting an Irish pub in Key West with his wife. Its weird that you couldnt find one in every city, the same brand, Mize said. You couldnt find the Home Depot or the Dicks Sporting Goods of Irish pubs. I wanted to fix that and create a concept that was all the things people think of when they think of Irish pubs but wrapped up in nicer wrapping paper. The bad part is youve got a 50/50 shot of sometimes going into an Irish pub, and its old and dirty and gross, he said. The other half is its awesome. Mize spent two years traveling the East Coast gathering infor mation and opened the first Irish 31 in 2011 in Tampa. Since then, four more pubs have opened from Gainesville to Clearwater Beach. Also billed as The Peoples Pub, Irish 31 offers up a mix of Irish meals and healthier options. Mize said his favorite meals are the mulligan stew, pub skins and the chick en pot pie bites. We dont solely focus on Irish themed items (because) we like to provide a variety, he said. If you want something healthy like our Vegetarian Hummus Wrap or Orchard Salad, we have you cov ered. If you want something more traditional like Shepherds Pie or Fish and Chips, we have you cov ered as well. The 3,000-square-foot Winter Park location will have a number of activities, including a Wednesday run club for customers to race three miles, trivia games on Tuesdays, and live entertainment three to four nights a week. In addition, the pubs typically give away $1,000 each to five teachers, youth coaches and single parents through its Cheers to PUBlic Service program. As its name suggests, Irish 31 will have 31 different kinds of whiskey for customers to choose from including its very own i31 flavor. Obviously, the Guinness will be flowing, but we have a large selection of beer to satisfy any taste, specialty drinks, wine, etc, Mize said. Mize said his company still is early in the permitting process and just had the wet zoning approval process approved by the city. Our theme is World Class, one neighborhood at a time, He said. Thats exactly what were trying to do.SLINTE! Irish 31 Pub & Eatery planned for Park Avenue IRISH 31 PUB & EATERY510 S. Park Ave., Winter Park OPENING: 2018 WEBSITE: irish31.comThe pub is expected to open later this year. Courtesy photosThe Irish pub is hoping to open in the latter half of 2018.


FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM THIS WEEK: Women in the Arts: Awards Reception. 9 Maitland Womans Club: Fashion Show & Luncheon. 10-11 The Winter Park Wine & Dine returned bigger than ever Wednesday, March 21, at the Winter Park Farmers Market. The festival, put together by Winter Park Events and BeBest events, featured more than 28 vendors oering their nest food and drinks to eager guests. HARRY SAYERSpringtime satisfaction Sharika Ellis and Zarinah James picked up some wine to go. Lisa Evou, Jerrica Brunetti, Michael Westmeyer and James Dogazon were the life of the party. Terri Anderson, Randy McKown, Mary Fikert and Pam Reese kept the shades on. Co-event planner Dave Merritt welcomed guests into the venue. Above: Penny Allen and Lee Constantine chatted near the VIP section. Right: John Keeney, Thomas Rie and Bob Lee dressed their best for a fun night out.


BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 9 270917 Saturday April 14, 2018Robarts Arena | Sarasota, FL9am:30pmDoors open at 8am, program starts at 9am FREE EVENT Registration required. Online registration is strongly encouraged at Call 941-926-6413 for more information. THE PARKINSONS EXPO will feature presentations from medical experts on treatment options, the latest in research, managing the non-motor aspects of the disease, and more.This event is presented to the community at no charge thanks to the following partners: A complete listing of speakers and topics is available on the Neuro Challenge website. | 941-926-6413 The Slater-Kassan Charitable Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation SYNOVUS The Pines of Sarasota-Rehabilitation Senior Care Community Manatee Educational TelevisionRobarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, Florida 34237 PRESENTING SPONSOR PLATINUM SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORS REAL BLACK TIE Women in the Arts Awards Reception Nineteen women were recog nized for their artistry during the Women in the Arts Awards ceremony and reception Saturday, March 24. Held at the Orlando Public Library, the event honored the women for their artistic accomplishments. West Orange artist Kim Minichiello received a Level II Professional Award. Other Orange County artists honored include: Danielle Culibao, Hye Shin, Anna Thorne, Mindy Colton, Jennifer Payne, Karin Connolly, Eliza Pineau and Ashlyn Mae Bapst. DANIELLE HENDRIX Local artists celebrated their accomplishments at the reception. From left: Eliza Pineau, Kim Minichiello, Peggi Nadeau, Kathy Stutzman, Audrey Phillips, Jean Banas, Ashlyn Bapst, Mindy Colton, Danielle Culibao and Women in the Arts founder Maria Guerrero. Vicky Goodall and Debbie Donohue enjoyed the light bites oered. Shannon Fitzgerald, Katherine Navaro and Azela Santana had a great time at the reception. Anna McCambridge-Thomas, Vicki M. Jones and Kim Minichiello loved meeting one another. ONLINESee more photos at


10 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 REAL BLACK TIE Shari Bartz and Celeste Stevens donned brightly colored dresses. Right: The women in attendance were happy to support the Maitland Womans Club. Below: Patty Brennan, Mary Hodge, Bea Long and Susan Brennan were all smiles. Kathy Hattaway, Ellen Parcell and Rhonda Asfoor enjoyed socializing over mimosas. Live Music, Tours and MoreFridays, March 23 April 27, 5 p.m. 8 p.m.Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Open House Friday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Easter Weekend Open HouseFriday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.RITES OF SPRING at the MORSEfollow us on 445 north park avenue winter park, orida 32789 (407) 645-5311 just a 5-minute walk from the sunrail station. all events are free 271018 Buy one entree receive 2ndat equal or lesser valuea 16 large pizzaEntire Check *Must present coupon to receive special offer 1341 Howell Branch Rd. Winter Park407.775.6746 (407) 775-67461341 Howell Branch Road Winter Park, FL 32789 269022


BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018 11 271001 Members and guests of the Maitland Womans Club dressed in their springtime best March 24 for a fundraising fashion show and luncheon at Altamonte Springs Maison Jardin. Upon arrival, women in attendance could grab a glass of wine or mimosa as they perused the auction items available and bought tickets for a Chinese auction. Everyone then gathered inside for a fashion show presented by Chicos in Winter Park before lunch, coee and dessert were served. Proceeds from the annual luncheon and fashion show will go to benet local charities. DANIELLE HENDRIX Maitland Womans Club Fashion Show and Luncheon Current Maitland Womans Club President Sue Book, far right, brought up past MWC presidents for recognition. Jenna Dail, Maddie Lu Dail, Lauren Fizer and Shannon Calderon were excited about the luncheon and fashion show. Karen Norton and Dana Winn looked at the various silent-auction items. ONLINESee more at


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