Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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DUNNAMHARDEN ENGAGEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lee Dunnam III, of Maitland, an nounce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Dun nam, to Bryant Harden, son of Edward and Judy Harden of Boston, Georgia. Miss Dunnam graduated from Mercer University and Mercer Universitys School of Law and works as an at torney at Hall Booth Smith, P.C., in Albany, Georgia. Mr. Harden graduated from Mercer University, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia, earned a masters degree from the University of Warwick (UK) and is cur rently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Florida. A May wedding is planned. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. O bserver WINTER PARK / MAITLAND BE Great Field Day features outdoor fun. 8. YOUR TOWN FREE FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 VOLUME 30, NO. 18 Superheroes welcome A Comic Shop, Winter Parks only comic-book store, expects a large turnout May 5 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. 6. Theres more work to do Rollins College students spent a Saturday morning removing invasive species at Mead Botanical Garden. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR R ollins College makes a point of pushing students to become global citizens and preserving local eco systems is no exception. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR The verdict is in. Teenagers Jesse Sutherland and Simeon Hall were found guilty by a jury Wednesday, May 2, on counts of manslaughter and battery in the case involving the death of 15-year-old Winter Park Jury: Hall, Sutherland are guilty ARTS & CULTURE THE BIG STAGE Six dancers shine at international competition. SEE PAGE 6B. UCF honored the memory of Bishop Moores Joe Skinner at baseball game. SEE PAGE 12. GOING OUT SWINGING Churchs project plans clear P&Z board The First Church of Christ, Scientist is moving toward its reconstruction. SEE PAGE 2 Student Marimyr Bosque used a tool to pull out the invasive plants on the garden grounds. Tim Freed SEE TRINDADE PAGE 4 SEE PAGE 4


2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 274130 On purchases of $500 or more with your Flooring America Wall to Wall credit card made between 05/01/18 05/31/18.SPECIAL 18MONTH FINANCING AVAILABLE *Discounts apply to materials only on select items; cushion, labor, and installation charges are additional. Prior orders exempt. All offers are for retail only; no contract/commercial. Prior orders exempt. See store for details on all offers and warranties. Offers expire 05/31/18. Participating stores only. Prices shown are for materials only; cushion, labor and installation charges are additional. Not all merchandise is available in all stores. Photos are representational only. Actual merchandise may not exactly match photos shown. Although we make every effort to ensure that our advertising is accurate, we cannot be held liable for typographical errors or misprints. **Financing provided by Synchrony Bank. See store for details. Subject to credit approval. With purchase of $500 or more. Feel the calming effects of a floor thats made to last. Our InnoviaTM line of carpet and FloorcraftTM hard surface flooring stand up to foot traffic and soil. And right now, save up to 50% storewide. Come see why more friends are sending their friends to Flooring America. 10897 West Colonial Drive, Ocoee FL 407-654-7167 4100 US Hwy. 17/92, Casselberry, FL 407-478-0323 6237 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 407-381-8127 3 ROOMSTOTALLY INSTALLEDBased on 450 sq. ft. Tile or laminate .... $1499 Hardwood ............... $1999 Carpet ......................... $649 Porcelain wood tile long plank ............ $2250 We do closets and countertops!With padding...MATERIAL ONLYWATERPROOF CLICK VINYLSQ. FT.$1.99TILE ONLYUSA WOOD PORCELAIN TILESQ. FT.$1.49 TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR A project to reconstruct the church at 650 N. New York Ave. has taken another step forward. Conditional use approval for a new First Church of Christ, Scientist was approved by the Winter Park Planning and Zoning Board Tuesday, May 1. The 6,989-square-foot building with 44 parking spaces would be the second iteration of the church after the previous structure was demolished recently. The redevelopment project, spearheaded by Condev Land LLC, also would make room for 16 townhomes on 1.30 acres at the north end of the property, leaving room for a new church building set for the remaining 0.93 acres. The project stemmed from the churchs decision more than two years ago to consoli date into a new facility. The churchs main building, nurs ery, offices and Sunday school were all spread out in separate buildings, but a new build ing would bring everything together. It will be nice having the Sunday school students right under the same roof as us, so we come out into the foyer and mingle, church member and volunteer Barbara Leigh said. Its a win-win for everybody. Having a smaller, more energy-efficient building also would allow the church to put more resources into its vari ous ministries, such as public lectures, sending literature to Africa, youth activities and serving local detention cen ters. We are grateful for the opportunity to better meet our churchs needs and also pro vide this development oppor tunity within Winter Parks central business district, said Steven Wennerstrom, chair man of the churchs executive board. Our church has a long history in the community, and we plan to be here for a long time to come. The building also sits on a premium piece of land facing the Winter Park Golf Course, which isnt being used to its full potential, Leigh told the Observer in October. The whole motivation is to move forward and bet ter serve the community and be more united in our church family by having a whole cam pus together, Leigh said. Its whats best for everybody. The original church edifice was built in 1958 and has had a public reading room along Park Avenue since the mid1960s, making it one of the oldest tenants along Winter Parks downtown strip. Church services are tem porarily being held at Orange Technical College along Web ster Avenue, Leigh said. The new church building is expected to break ground by the summer and be completed by fall 2019. P&Z OKs project WINTER PARK FRIDAY, MAY 4 CHESS MATES 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. All are welcome. This is chess for fun, and for all levels of play. They will give advice on how to improve including strategy, tactics and openings. This event takes place on the rst and third Fridays in the conference room. Donations are always welcome. For more information, call (407) 488-4163. SATURDAY, MAY 5 BIKE FROM PARK TO PARK 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, staring at Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park. This is a family fun ride from the Cady Way Trail Head, 2525 Cady Way, by the pool to Lake Baldwin Park and back. The ride is about 5.5 miles total. All ages are welcome, and children 16 years and under must wear a helmet. For more information, call (407) 599-3262. DERBY DE MAYO ON PARK 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Join Orlandos Best Kentucky Derby/Cinco de Mayo Party presented by MercedesBenz of Orlando & Anthony DiNova. As a guest at Derby de Mayo On Park, all you have to do is enjoy Orlandos rst Kentucky Derby/Cinco de Mayo party experience Winter Park style. All tickets are full-VIP access and include drinks, full premium bar, live music, dancing and a viewing of the Kentucky Derby on a large screen. Cost is $55 to $220. For more information, call (407) 896-7356. MONDAY, MAY 7 WINTER PARK EXECUTIVE WOMEN 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Hear from writer, blogger and former Fox 35 eve ning news anchor, Sonni Abatta. She will speak about her career and how it revealed the myth of having it all. She will share her insight on listening to your gut to nd your next passion, which not only can bring you happiness but also purpose and prot. Cost is $25 to $50. For more informa tion, call (407) 644-8281. MAITLAND FRIDAY, MAY 4 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Let Jenny Blackburn help you destress from the week and refresh for the weekend. Take your own mat, towel and water bottle. For more informa tion, call (407) 647-7700. SUNDAY, MAY 6 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Mai tland. 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, MAY 9 HEALTH EXPO 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Venue On The Lake The Mait land Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland. The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the inaugural Health EXPO. Visitors will get a chance to network with local health professionals, build new relation ships, nd new doctors, enjoy lo cal food vendors and get familiar with the local professional health community. For more informa tion, contact the chamber at (407) 644-0741. ORLANDO FRIDAY, MAY 4 STORYBOOK FUN 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, Story book Fun lasts 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. For more information, call (407) 835-7323. SATURDAY, MAY 5 YOGA AT BARLEY AND VINE BIERGARTEN 11 a.m. Saturdays at Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Wash ington St., Orlando. Looking for a mix of beer and yoga? Join an hourlong yoga practice with a carton of water and craft beer for only $10. For more information, call (407) 930-0960. SUNDAY, MAY 6 PAVILION GOLF SOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Come for a fantas tic day of golf in support of the Orlando Senior Help Desk of the Jewish Pavillon. Cost is $130 per person or $500 per foursome. For more information, call Nancy Ludin at (407) 678-9363. YOUR CALENDAR


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 3 GABBY BAQUERO NEWS EDITOR Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who cannot run for a third term as county mayor, has her sights set on new elected seat Orange County School Board chair. Jacobs, 60, announced her can didacy for the position outside of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections headquarters on April 11 alongside friends and educators. Jacobs, who has four children, has served in public office for nearly 16 years. She served two terms as a county commissioner before she was elected in 2010 to the position of Orange County Mayor. But because of term limits, Jacobs will need to vacate her office this year. During her candidacy announcement, Jacobs said she expects many would be surprised by her decision to run for School Board chair but emphasized she has always been engaged with education and feels passionate about empowering Orange Coun ty students and teachers. I realize there are probably a lot of people who are going to say, Wow, I didnt expect that School Board chair; I wonder why, Jacobs said. And I knew that this group of friends would understand why because they know me the best and they know me the longest and they know how incredibly passionate I am about our children, about the potential of our young people and how passionate I am about public education. Jacobs believes her experi ence as county mayor has taught her how to effectively manage a budget and other valuable skills applicable to leading a School Board. Ive learned a few things from being Orange County mayor, and Im hoping to bring those things to bear as School Board chair if the citizens of Orange County give me that opportunity, she said. Ive learned how to manage a budget of $3 billion with 7,500 employ ees. Ive learned how to lead, and Ive learned when its time to fol low. Ive learned the incredible value of collaboration. But Ive also learned that one should never compromise on their core values. And Ive also learned that this next generation has incredible potential, and they also have the motivation and potential to turn that into reality. But I also real ize that the threats theyre facing now need our unwavering sup port more than ever before. Jacobs also praised Orange County Public Schools for bring ing its high-school graduation rate up from 49% in 2000 to its current 93.8% and pointed out its achievement of being one of two school districts to have won a national award in 2014 known as the Broad Prize for Urban Educa tion. Jacobs will face Nancy Robbin son, who has been a school board member representing District 6 since 2008; Matthew Fitzpatrick, an assistant director at Orange Technical College; and Robert Prater, a teacher at Oak Hill Ele mentary School. The deadline to qualify is June 22, meaning candidates still have time to enter the race before the Aug. 28 election. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held Nov. 6. Teresa Jacobs announces candidacy for School Board TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Eat your heart out, Kentucky Derby. The stage is set for a race day as Winter Parks smallest fourlegged friends line up at the start ing line for the sixth annual Run ning of the Chihuahuas Sunday, May 6, at Cocina 214. More than 100 chihuahuas will compete for glory, fame and dog gie treats in an event that raises money for pet-related nonprof its. All proceeds from the regis trations fees will benefit Win ter Park Lost Pets and Poodle & Pooch Rescue. Anyone whos never been to the doggie race outside the Mexican restaurant on Welbourne Avenue is in for a great time, Cocina 214 co-founder Lambrine Macejew ski said. We get everybody lined up, we blow the whistle, they let go of their dog and off they run its fun to see who actually crosses the finish line, she said. People are cheering, and its just a good time. Some of the chihuahuas dont run, some of them go super fast like in the blink of an eye theyre finished and others are making friends on the track. Its just a fun, feel-good event. Chihuahua participants will race in heats of five, narrowing down the lineup of runners until the top three dogs are crowned. The winning dogs each will take home a bark box filled with chew toys, treats, a gift card to Cocina 214 and more. Its more than just a race though, Macejewski said. Chi huahua lovers dress up their dogs in festive outfits for Cinco de Mayo in a playful canine costume party. Theres even a photo booth on-site, where owners can grab a photo with their pets. Most of them are dressed up, Macejewski said. They have cute little outfits. Their owners sometimes have matching out fits. I do remember one I dont remember which year but the chihuahua had pearls on. She had the beautiful pink dress with pearls, and I just thought, That was awesome. To see a chihua hua in pearls Ive never seen that before. That was super cute. The event brings people together throughout the commu nity, and thats why the event was first started, she said. Spectators are more than welcome to watch the race for free on the sidelines. Theres a lot of families, theres dog lovers and theres kids thats why we started this, Macejewski said. Cinco de Mayo is so adult driven, and we have a lot of families that come to our Winter Park restaurant and a lot of pet owners. People bring their dogs on our patio, so we thought, Wow, this would be really cool something for our pet friends and for families. Everyone loves a good race, but just having a great time is what its all about, Macejewski said. Its charity and its for fun its not anything to be taken too seriously, she said. Life can be so serious, so were about having a good time and spending it with family and friends. This event just does all those things and really fits with what were trying to do not just as a restaurant but someone in our community. CHARIOTS OF CHIHUAHUAS IF YOU GO RUNNING OF THE CHIHUAHUAS WHEN: Race starts at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6 WHERE: Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave., Winter Park REGISTRATION: $15 donation INFORMATION: The Orange County mayor announced last week her bid for School Board chair. Courtesy photo The sixth annual Running of the Chihuahuas set for Sunday, May 6. File photos Chihuahuas will race to the nish at the sixth annual event. Ive learned a few things from being Orange County mayor, and Im hoping to bring those things to bear as School Board chair if the citizens of Orange County give me that opportunity. Teresa Jacobs


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 High School student Roger Trin dade. The verdict comes more than one-and-one-half years after a violent altercation in Winter Parks Central Park that took Trindades life. Reports and tes timonies indicate Trindade was in the Park Avenue area with a friend the night of Oct. 15, 2016. Trindade was sitting on a halfwall when another juvenile whom he did not know sprayed him with a foul-smelling spray as a joke. Trindade and his friend report edly pursued that juvenile to find out what the spray was. Sus pects Jesse Sutherland, Simeon Hall and a third juvenile con fronted Trindade and his friend in Central Park shortly after, and a punch was thrown that struck Trindade and knocked him to the ground. Roger was later found brain dead in the park. He was put on life support but taken off just days later. If Jesse Sutherland and Sime on Hall were acting lawfully, then Rogers death is excusable, Assistant State Attorney Teri Mills-Uvalle said in court. They clearly were not acting lawfully. The third juvenile suspect in the case, who was charged with tampering with a witness and battery, was sentenced in Feb ruary to a non-secure residen tial commitment a residential program for troubled youths followed by post-commitment probation until his 19th birthday in 2022. Per company policy, the Win ter Park/Maitland Observer is not naming the third juvenile suspect. Sutherland and Hall were both tried as adults during the case. (The third juvenile suspect) most certainly didnt believe that somebody was going to die, Trey Flynn, the suspects defense attorney, said in February. It was a childish, bully-ish prank that went awry. The verdict on Wednesday brings a wave of mixed emo tions for Rogers mother, Adriana Thom, and his father, Rodrigo Trindade. There may be a feel ing of justice with the verdict, but Roger a beloved son still was taken away from his parents. I feel a little bit of closure, Thom said. I feel sad. Yester day, I saw this boy with the police with him in chains. I feel sad, too. This case is so unbelievable he killed Roger. He was guilty, and he has to pay for this. He has to teach other kids they cant bully. Everything began with a bullying act that night. Rodrigo said justice was served Wednesday but that theres no celebration. Its a tragic day for everyone involved, he said. I feel like justice was served and delivered its message that this is not acceptable, Rodrigo said. They were double the size of our son. They should never have put that much strength on him. It was a cowards act. (Rog er) never harmed anyone. He was just not capable. This is not victory or any thing like that, he said. We feel sad for the families of Jesse and Simeon, but this is not our deci sion. Its the justice (systems) decision. Theres nothing we can do about that. We are sorry for them. We hoped it could be different. It also talks to society. This cannot go unpunished. Who knows? The next day it might be someone elses son that will lose his life. No one wants that to happen ever again. Sutherland and Hall are set to receive a sentencing Friday, June 15. 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. For classied advertising, call (407) 401-9929. Our fax number is (407) 656-6075. LEGAL ADVERTISING To place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to SEND US YOUR NEWS Let us know about your events, celebra tions and achievements. Send your infor mation via email to Michael Eng, meng@ Mailed letters must be typed and include the authors signature and phone number. Letters to the editor are subject to editing. TO SUBSCRIBE The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscrip tions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to; visit; or visit our oce, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. 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 Biology students at Rollins Col lege learned about conservation while lending a helping hand dur ing a workday on Saturday, April 28, at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park. About 75 college students removed invasive species from the garden grounds like skunk vine, camphor tree seedlings and Mexi can clover, which compete with the existing live oaks and longleaf pine trees for soil nutrients and sunlight. The goal is to help Mead Gar dens to restore the native com munities of Florida to the gar den, professor of biology Kathryn Sutherland said. To do that, they need assistance removing the plants that have come in most of which are invasive, non-native plants. This is the second year that Rollins College students have participated in a conservation project at Mead Garden. Last year, students worked in the butterfly garden, removed invasive tree seedlings, planted native plants and built a protective fence around a gopher tortoise burrow. Its hands-on learning, and it sure beats just sitting in a class room, student Claire Lambert said. Its one thing learning about conservation, but actually going out in the field and practicing ecol ogy and helping out the environ ment is pretty important, Lam bert said. Sutherland said that is the idea behind the outdoor labs like the one last Saturday. If the students make memories in the environment, the lessons are far more likely to stick with them, she said. They remember being out early on a Saturday morning working outside, Sutherland said. If they have a wildlife sighting, theyre going to remember that. It sticks with them. I hope they walk away knowing that one person can make a difference that just a couple of hours on a Saturday morning with a big team of people you can have a huge impact on your local commu nity and on the local ecosystem. Its important to control the species in an ecosystem, otherwise unwanted plants will take over. Wildlife could be impacted if the native plants die off, Sutherland said. (The invasive species) domi nate the community, and they out-compete the native species, and you get a change in the natural community that should be here, she said. In this area, theyre try ing to restore the native sandhill crane community. (Invasive species) can change the plant com munity, which will then have an immediate impact on the animal community as well that rely on particular plant landscapes. Student Taylor Toatley said making a difference in a local eco system makes her want to spend more time protecting and preserv ing outdoor areas. She and students Eric Grimm, Alexandra Lichtner and Hannah Lesko used shovels and other tools to pull large skyrocket roots from the ground near a small pond. The group took a brief moment of rest before spotting an egret wading through the water looking for food. In that moment, the work seemed all the more important. It makes me feel like Im doing something, Toatley said. Instead of sitting in class saying, Man, I wish I could do that, or, I would do that, Im actually doing it. I feel like Im contributing so its really cool. Theres more work to do. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Trindades father: This is not victory Rollins students dig deep at Mead Photos by Tim Freed Above: Students Eric Grimm and Hannah Lesko worked together to remove another large root. Left: Students Amelia Petree, Emily Tyler and Kelsey Pepin put in some hard work at the Mead Garden workday. I hope they walk away knowing that one person can make a dier ence that just a couple of hours on a Saturday morning with a big team of people, you can have a huge impact on your local commu nity and on the local ecosystem. Kathryn Sutherland CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


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We replaced our 40 plus year old windows 2 days ago with beautiful windows Shari Lewis of Central FL 274094 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORHunched over a box in the back of A Comic Shop, owner Aaron Haaland works getting things together. Sporting a black shirt with Free Comic Book Day written in a white, sans-serif font across the chest, hes already in the holiday spirit as the national comic holiday quickly approaches. Its always been our biggest day of the year like Black Friday, but for comics, Haaland said. On Free Comic Book Day, we just give away mass amounts of comics, like pallets of comics, and we also have our biggest sales of the year there is nothing held back. In the world of comics, no day quite matches that of Free Comic Book Day except for maybe the weekend of San Diego ComicCon. Haaland said his store will have about 50 different free comic books to hand out to visitors which includes a variety of comics that range from Batman to Power Rangers, and also include kid specific books, as well. Along with the free comics, the store also will have a slew of sales, which includes a base sale that will feature a buy two, get one free deal. And for people who get there early, Haaland said they would be offering a sweet deal to the first 50 people in line. Last year, the line was around the building, but the first 50 people we have a swag bag (for) and we load that up with stuff that is more premium, Haaland said. Theres a little statue, and theres a Batman metal enamel pin of the bat symbol this year things that cost us a reasonable amount of money. Some companies charge for those things, but instead of charging for them, we just give them to the first 50 people. And the festivities wont just stop there at the comic shop they also will spill into the Geek Easy that sits right next door. Also owned by Haaland, the geek-inspired speakeasy bar will have its geek cheesy dance party later that night, which Haaland described as having a playlist of every song youll know every word to, even though you dont like it. Although the day itself helps A Comic Shop financially, Haaland also sees it as a way to introducing people to comics, and bringing together those who already reside in the realm of superheroes. In the case of friends Rayshon Hussain and Seth Willoughby, the shop alone has become somewhat of a second home. I live in Lake Nona right now, but all the comics I have Ive bought from here, said Hussain, whose been collecting comics for a few years now. I have shoebox es and shoeboxes of comics like 20 of them in the last two years. Like most comic readers, Hussains love for his favorite character, the ever complex Rorschach from The Watchmen comics, was largely inspired by his own per sonal life. Im from a pretty bad area in New York, so his struggles and how he turned out wouldnt say its relatable, I dont go around beating people into a pulp but I get it, Hussain said. I like seeing his psyche, and I like seeing how he sees things he doesnt see things the way normal people see things, because of the things he has been through. Although the road to discover ing comics and favorite characters differs from person to person, Willoughbys path to becoming a comic collector started early. My dad would give me comics to teach me how to read when I was a kid, said Willoughby, whose favorite character is the fourth-wall breaking Deadpool. Much like Willoughby, Haaland discovered a love for comics early on in his life. From there, his passion led to him opening A Comic Shop in 2006. Weve always been about the community of readers and fans, and the community itself, Haaland said. Weve always been a store where we are hanging out, were talking, were personable, and you can talk to the other people that are in there buying stuff we include everyone in the conversation and Free Comic Book Day is the crescendo the music fest of that. This is a celebration of the art form, and its great to celebrate things together. IF YOU GOFREE COMIC BOOK DAY WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5 WHERE: A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park FACEBOOK: facebook. com/A.Comic.Shop Heroes are hereA Comic Shop will once again participate in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5.Troy HerringA Comic Shop owner Aaron Haaland and his crew are ready for the onslaught of folks for Free Comic Book Day.


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Mills Ave.parking on Mills and in Watkins Dental parking lotAll are welcome! Come experience our community where we practice Love Without Judgment HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER Susan Johnson has spent years mentoring countless women in Central Florida. Recently, she had the chance to help a few more. Johnson was named the Winter Park Chamber of Commerces first Woman of Influence April 24 at a chamber luncheon. The gradua tion luncheon celebrated the nine women who recently complet ed the chambers eight-month Relaunch program, which helps women reenter the workforce. For Betsy Gardner Eckbert, president of the chamber, choos ing Johnson as the chambers first Woman of Influence was easy. Last year when we started our Relaunch program, we realized we wanted to do something to cel ebrate the achievement of these women who decided to face their fears, Gardner Eckbert said. We wanted to create an opportunity through mentorship to connect our relaunch graduates with peo ple who were already established professionally in the community. HELPING OTHERS Johnson is no stranger to help ing women in Central Florida. She is the founder of Support our Scholars, a nonprofit that raises money for young women to excel in college. But Johnsons history of advocacy started long before that. I had grown up where I had somebody who mentored me, Johnson said. I came from a really funky place. I married really young and had a profoundly disabled son when I was 20 and had another child at 21. I had quit high school. Her life changed both drastically and for the better when she met a 70-year-old woman named Ms. Stibick in College Park. Stibick both mentored Johnson and helped her deaf and blind son, Jacob, and inspired Johnson to start her own special-needs school to take care of others. While operating her clothing store on Park Avenue years ago, Johnson took a crack at raising money for other young women. I got some women together around 14 years ago and asked them to put in about $500 each, she said. I said, Lets test and see if we mentor a young woman whos brilliant but comes from an extremely disadvantaged situa tion. Will that impact her life and will she go on and graduate from college? Johnson eventually took that idea and developed it into the Supporting Our Scholars non profit more than 10 years ago. Each student the organization supports receives a mentor and a $10,000 stipend over the course of four years that helps pay for school supplies, computers and accessories for dorm rooms. The nonprofit has worked with more than 30 students and has put more than 10 through college already. Susan did all of this right where she worked on Park Avenue, Gardner Eckbert said. She didnt need to go to a foreign country or become a missionary or drill wells in Costa Rica. She was making a difference for people in our midst and in our community. It didnt take a bunch of organization or committee work or top-heavy stuff that slows things down. It just took Susan identifying a need and activating her own network to make a huge difference. In her speech to the new gradu ates at the womens luncheon, Johnson shared her life story and passed along lessons she picked up from her mentors. She encouraged the nine women not to be afraid of committing to their goals and that there was nothing wrong with being obsessed if it led to those goals being achieved. I think were designed as human beings to do things for others, Anderson said. I dont think were every truly happy unless were doing something in that role. When we focus on our selves, were not truly happy and thats what Ms. Stibick taught me. Setting self aside and look ing toward others makes us have a rich and colorful life. Chamber names rst Woman of Inuence Hughes Fioretti Photography Susan Johnson addressed the Relaunch program graduates. Susan Johnson is the founder of Support our Scholars, a nonprot that raises money for young women to excel in college. RELAUNCH PROGRAM GRADUATES Holly Allport Michelle Dodge Dawn Jenneman Kristin Kidd Angela Katsur Pam Massengale Kristina Mackinder Allison Miller Marion Neijenhuis


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It was just, Hey, lets raise money, and now it is a personal cause, which makes it much more near and dear. The UCF baseball team alone has helped raised thousands of dollars with the most recent coming from a month long fundraiser that helped raise money for the Florida Hospital Foundation.GOING OUT SWINGINGAfter the last out of the sixth inning was recorded, the Skinner family stepped back out onto the field alongside Lovelady and presented a check of $24,223 for pediatric cancer research to Flor ida Hospitals Dr. Susan Kelly and Wendy Sullivan, director of network and market strategy. Last year, the team raised $33,000 for pediatric cancer. With all the money and awareness raised for pediatric cancer, the Skinner family hopes people will walk away with a true under standing of who Joe was, and the good he has done even after he left. Joe was the kind of person who wasnt going to go out, unless he was going out swinging, Molly said. I hope that something that people take away is that, whether it was on the ball field or even when he was sick, there was never ever a moment where he stopped fighting. I hope people find something to fight for, too whether its this or something else. The Knights wore special jerseys honoring Joe in their game against Wichita State.


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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018ALSO INSIDE: The Alfond Inn: Get Your Jazz On. 4. Winter Park Paint Out: Garden Party. 7. ORANGEOBSERVER.COMTROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORhen it comes to safety posters and educating kids on pedestrian safety, no school comes close to Dommerich Elementary. And that couldnt have been made clearer as three Chiefs Max Griffin, 7, Lauren Yohe, 8, and Sydney Young, 11 helped the school sweep away the competition in the 2018 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest. Im so proud of them, Assistant Principal Laura Permenter said. Im not surprised that they would enter something like this, because they follow these rules every day they know how to walk and bike safely to school because they do it daily. Theyre all three very active in Walk N Roll, which is something that we celebrate monthly, but also they participate in daily, she said. Its amazing for our kids to make a sweep. The contest a collaboration among WalkSafe, the Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety initiative, and Orange County Public Schools included three differ ent categories: kindergarten to first grade; second to third grade; and fourth to fifth grade. Although the WalkSafe program reached more than 4,000 students in the OCPS, Dommerich was able to take home wins in every category Griffin (kindergarten to first grade), Yohe (second to third grade) and Young (fourth to fifth grade). Although Permenter was not surprised, the kids all were shocked to hear their names announced.POSTER CHILDREN Although many students throughout Florida participated in the 2018 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest, Dommerich Elementarys Max Grin, Lauren Yohe, and Sydney Young took the top spots.CourtesyClockwise from top: Sydney Young, 11; Max Grin, 7; and Lauren Yohe, 8.WSEE DOMMERICH PAGE 2


2 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018Im in news crew, and they walked in here and I looked in the ladys hand she had my poster, Young said. I was behind the camera, so she said my name, and I walked over there I was stunned because I actually forgot the whole poster contest. Same with me, Yohe said. I was surprised because mom didnt tell me that I had won it. The WalkSafe program created by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a state-approved curriculum offered free to schools. The three-day curriculum helps teach children how to be safer pedestrians by combining classroom instructions, interactive practice in their physical education classes and conceptual learning through art class. The program culminates with the development and submission into the annual poster contest. A total of 60 schools throughout Orange County participated in the program this year, and according to Barbara Giles, the program manager at Bike/Walk Central Florida, it was the first time that a school has ever won every competition. Dommerich they just do a fantastic job of getting all of their students involved and their par ents involved, Giles said. They have walking school bus at their school, and are very much behind safety and healthy walking/bicy cling lifestyles. Although the contest is over, the trio of young Chiefs will continue to exercise as they walk and bike to school something that they were all already doing before participating in WalkSafe. All three participate in the Walk N Roll program at Dommerich. Yohe said she will keep helping her mom with Walk N Roll. Its probably one of my favor ite parts, because I get to hand out (the gifts) and some times Im doing the tally marks, Yohe said. I usually bike every day except for Walk N Roll, because I have all the bags. At the Young household, Walk N Roll is a day where Sydney can enjoy some family bonding time on the way to school. My dad is working a lot, so whenever it is Walk N Roll, I get to bike to school with him, and I usually get to see my friends so its nice, Young said. As a neighborhood kid, Griffin, who learned to ride a bike back in pre-K, said he is always on his bike whether it be for fun or for getting to and from school. Its Walk N Roll every day for me, Griffin said. Seeing that kind of dedication from students such as Griffin, Yohe and Young is something that makes folks such as Giles feel better about the future of children as it relates to safety and health. And the teachings of programs such as WalkSafe and organizations such as Bike/Walk Central Florida are lessons Giles hopes will stick with impressionable kids and hopefully lead to them becoming better, more active adults. Were trying to change the overall behavior here in Central Florida, Giles said. The most important thing is that our children are safe. The kids know to look out for drivers, use the crosswalks, be safe when theyre walk ing and hopefully theyll grow up to be safe drivers as well it car ries through. Im in news crew, and they walked in here and I looked in the ladys hand she had my poster. I was behind the camera, so she said my name, and I walked over there I was stunned because I actually forgot the whole poster contest. Sydney Young, 11Dommerich sweeps contestTroy HerringMax Grin, Sydney Young, and Lauren Yohe all took the top spots in their respective grade levels. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 273526 273527


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 3 266360 FRIDAY, MAY 4THE OPUS 5 WOODWIND QUINTET AND THE ALLAN VACH QUARTET 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Allan Vach presents the Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet and The Allan Vach Quartet. The Opus 5 Woodwind Quintet, featuring clarinet ist Vanessa Vach, perform jazz arrangements written by Allan Vach. Rounding out the quintet are David Atchison (French horn), Nicole Scott (ute), Jaime Kruger (oboe) and Lisa Waite (bassoon). Walt Hubbard (drums) will be joining them for a few numbers, as well. The Allan Vach Quartet will perform selections from Allans Arbors CD, Look to the Sky and new CD, It Might As Well Be Swing. For more information and tickets, bluebambooartcenter. com.SATURDAY, MAY 5LAUREN MITCHELL AT BLUE BAMBOO 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Lauren Mitchells album, Desire, is her most fully realized musical statement to date. Through a bold mix of her own original material, songs she hand-picked from the repertoires of her friends, and select covers of tunes rst performed by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Frank lin and Betty Davis, Mitchell tells a blues story thats been a lifetime in the making. For more information and tickets, bluebambooart, MAY 6MAITLAND STAGE BAND 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Maitland Art Center at Art & History Museums Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. Maitland Stage Band returns to the Rotary Plaza outdoor stage under the direction of Trombonist Jimmy Foy. Sounds of Americas big band music will have you tapping your feet and itching to dance. Performing Arts of Maitland co-sponsors include Duke Energy, Flowers Chemical Laboratories and Art & History Museums Maitland. This concert is free. For more information, call (321) 303-1404.THURSDAY, MAY 10POPCORN FLICKS IN THE PARK 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Central Park main stage at Park and Gareld avenues, Winter Park. This lm series features classic lms for the whole family. Take a blanket, a picnic and some family and friends and come see a view ing of Planet of the Apes. Free popcorn for everyone. Call (407) 629-0054.ONGOINGTHE HONKY TONK ANGELS 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, May 13, at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, Winter Park. A whimsical musical comedy by the creator of Always, Patsy Cline. This production tells the story of three gutsy gals determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The score features more than 30 classic country tunes including Ill Fly Away, Stand by Your Man, to 5, Coal Miners Daughter, Ode to Billy Joe, Rocky Top and I Will Always Love You. Cost is $32 to $42. For more information and showtimes, call (407) 645-0145 or visit WINTER PARK: THE WAR YEARS 19411945 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 28, at the Winter Park History Museum, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town is an ongoing exhibit at the museum with a focus on life during World War II. For more information, call (407) 647-2330. THE DOMES OF THE YOSEMITE Through Sunday, July 8, at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. The Domes of the Yosemite, the largest exist ing painting by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), will be exhibited at the Morse through a special loan from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in Vermont. The monumental painting, having just received conservation treatment in Miami, will be on view before returning to Vermont. The 1867 oil-on-canvas, almost 10 feet by 15 feet, has not been shown outside the Athenaeum since its rst installation there in 1873. 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. 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, MAY 4, 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 263528 The Alfond Inn was full of happy guests and lively music during its Get Your Jazz On Spring Concert Friday, April 27. The seasonal event saw locals try out food and drinks for various vendors while listening to jazzy tunes from the Will Adrian Band. HARRY SAYERThe swing of things Jeremy Birdsall made his instrument sing. Chloe and Ruth Ivanescu checked out the scene. Kimberly Gordon and Lynn Birdsall were excited to see the Will Adrian Band play. Cassandra Lazenby waited for her boyfriend to arrive with wine. Lisa Sarles and Tim Dougherty enjoyed the music. Lori and Paul Fraas were ready to enjoy an evening of music.


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6 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 274319 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORSix students from the Orlando Ballet School traveled to New York City last month to dance in the Youth America Grand Prix finals and some of them came back with accolades, scholarships and even job offers. The students made the trip to the Big Apple to compete against dancers from around the globe on April 13 through 20. Ballet per formers from as far away as Australia, Spain and Canada competed for glory at the PepsiCo Theatre at State University of New York and the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center. This wasnt the first go-around for Orlando Ballet School dancer Jolie Rose Lombardo it was her fourth time competing in the prestigious international competition. Shes only 14 years old. Its a big deal, because theres translators everywhere and you meet friends, Lombardo said. Ive had friends at YAGP for all four years and we always meet up every year. Its like a reunion almost. This year, Lombardo came out on top in the Junior Women division, earning first place out of 10,000 dancers in the competition (including regionals and the finals in New York). She captured the title out of 168 junior girls in the finals thanks to her adept per formances of Copellia, Sepia Montage and Pas DEsclave. I am overwhelmed, Lombardo said. I am so happy and so excited that I got first in Junior Women. Ive been doing YAGP for four years, so Ive kind of been working up to this, finally winning. She was also one of eight dancers chosen to perform in the Stars of Today Meets Stars of Tomorrow gala, which showcases the dancing of professionals and young talented students with potential. She was the only American chosen. Lombardo left the competition with a full scholarship with room and board to John Cranko Schule Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. She begins next year. I am so excited, she said. The only thing thats going to be a little difficult is the language bar rier, but Ive heard that everybody speaks English there and theyre all very welcoming. Im just super excited to have all the hard training and being around the company members all the time and starting my career in the international ballet world.A DREAM COME TRUEIt was a similar experience of satisfaction for Orlando Ballet School dancer Joseph Markey, 16, who finished among the top 12 Senior Men out of 72 men in the finals. It was definitely a great oppor tunity, and I totally felt prepared by the school teachers and they were there to help me along the way, Markey said. It was just a reassuring factor that I can actually do this, and I can make this dream happen. Just to be able to perform on the Lincoln Center stage was wonderful, taking the bow to end and you look and theres like five different tiers of balconies. Its like, Wow, you just performed on one of the biggest stages in all of the world. Markey performed Ascension as his contemporary piece and Sleeping Beauty Act 3 as his classical piece. The week in New York was the culmination of years of hard work for the dancer from Jacksonville. Markey started dancing at age 3 and always dreamed of being a professional dancer. I started really getting into ballet I would say three years ago, he said. When I was a kid, I didnt like ballet I came out of classes crying. I had a really good teacher back at my home studio, who helped me to fall in love with ballet and its just taken me to here. Ive always known that Ive wanted to dance. Just to be able to do that is fulfilling for me. The highlight of Markeys time in New York came after the competition had ended. Markey par ticipated in a class that week in New York with the American Ballet Theater Studio Company. In the lobby of the Lincoln Center after the competition, he was handed an envelope. Inside was a pamphlet telling Markey he had been offered a contract as a dancer in the company. He was now a professional ballet dancer. It was something that I kind of dreamed about happening for this whole year, he said. Seeing that paper was a dream come true. Ill be joining them next year, and Im very excited about that. THE COMPETITORS Emma Guertin Bella Kirby Jolie Rose Lombardo Joseph Markey Lorenzo Pontiggia Israel ZavaletaDancing dreamDancers from the Orlando Ballet School were on the international stage at the Youth America Grand Prix nals in New York last month.Courtesy photoOrlando Ballet School dancers Emma Guertin and Joseph Markey both made the trip to New York City for the Youth America Grand Prix nals.


FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Adult Literacy League: Read Between the Wines. 8. Salvation Army Orlando: Give Hope, Change Lives Gala. 11. Paint partyAs the annual, week long Winter Park Paint Out came to a close, artists and patrons alike gathered at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens for a garden party. Winter Park Paint Out consisted of 25 professional plein-air artists roaming across the city to capture its landscapes and landmarks. The party held Satur day, April 28 was essentially the grand nale to the weeklong event and included food and beverag es, live music and paintings available for purchase. DANIELLE HENDRIX Denise Fix, Susan Graham, David Merritt, Eva Krzewinski and Nyma Whitmire were a good-looking group. Artists Michelle Held and Natalia Andreeva showed o their artwork. Bud Weber and Virginia Pope had a great time at the event. Jason Siegel, Sarah Grafton, Mike Harris, Catriona Harris, JJ Mackle, Susan Vernon Devlin and Pat Devlin loved watching the sun set over the water. Artist Tom Sadler, Sally Evans, Dr. Juliet DeWahl and Duncan DeWahl chatted as they perused the artwork. Kyle and Will Grafton and Lauren Nelson enjoyed the beautiful weather.


8 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 As the ocial magazine of Central Floridas upscale Baldwin Park community for more than 12 years, Baldwin Park Living is directly mailed monthly to more than 5,000 residents and businesses, with additional copies being distributed via the association oce and businesses. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-401-9929Email us at 2018 PUBLISHES 1ST WEEK EACH MONTH SPACE DEADLINE COPY DUE June ....................... May 10 July ......................... .June 14 August ................... July 12DONT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE NEXT ISSUES! BALDWIN PARK LIVING 274689 The Adult Lit eracy League shared stories of success, raised money and celebrated its 50th anniversary at the 11th annual Reading Between the Wines event at the Orlando Science Center on Wednesday, April 25. Guests experienced delicious food and wine, as well as a book signing by New York Times Best Selling Author Brad Meltzer. TIM FREED Adult Literacy Leagues Reading Between the WinesREAL BLACK TIE John Lamb, Kate Mazzotta and Devin Zimmerman were happy to be at the Reading Between the Wines event. The Adult Literacy Leagues rst employee Flo Nelson and league founder Barbara Roper had a wonderful time at the event together. Volunteers Linda Hamilton, Leslie Dawson and Franyeska Garcia served wine to attendees at the event. Brice Schroedel, from Walt Disney World, and Scott Hamilton, from Axiom Bank, made sure to grab some samples of the drinks. Jonathan Sykes and Alan Schmadtke were spotted at the event. Shalonda Warren and Christina Harteld browsed through the silent-auction items. Anais and Ralph Buonocore had a great time at the event. ONLINESee more photos at


BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 9 N etwork W ith Local Health Professionals & Build New Relationships Find A New Doctor, Dentist, Fitness Instructor & More! Fin d A New Employer In The Health Industry Learn About Cutting Edge Technology & Innovative Health Services E njoy Local Food Vendo rs Get Familiar With Your Local Professional Health Community! Wedne sday, May 9, 2018 4 :00 PM 7 :00 PM At Venue On The Lake 641 S. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 This Event Is Free To Attend & We Welcome The Maitland Community To Join Us! Visit the Chambers Website to Become A Vendor or Sponsor Chamber Hours Monday Friday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 110 N. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 WELCOME N EW MEMBERS New York Life Stephen Libby Chiro Function Chiropractic THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS Clayton & M cCulloh Renee Charlan Quality Inn & Suites Whole Famil y Healthcare Dr. Jessica Mitchell Rotenberger Land And Real Estate Rehabilitation Center of Winter Park US Health Advisors Kate Wiles Maitland Presbyterian Church Goldman Law, PA Sam Snead s Oak Grill & Tavern Francesco s Ristorante Jewish C ommunity Center of Greater Orlando Maitland Public Library New York Life Alicia Gopi Hunter Vision ProSource Technology Solutions Lake Mary Life Publishing RDV Sportsplex American Balloon D cor Visiting Angels of Orlando/Winter Park Chickfil A Maitland TEAK Neighborhood Grill Cooperative Real Estate Results Maitland Neighbors Magazine Certified Mortgage Planners Lori Dickson Anchor Church GOBA (Greater Orlando Builders Association) W2 Productions 274321 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 274696


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BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 11 274320 Maitland Stage Band FREE Concert Sunday, May 6 at 4PM Rotary Plaza Stage at Maitland Art Center M aitland Stage B and returns to the Rotary Plaza outdoor stage under the direction of Trombonist Jimmy Foy. Sounds of Americas big band music will have you tapping your feet and itc hing to dance. Concert begins 4p.m. May 6. Performing Arts of Maitland co sponsors include Duke Energy Flowers Chemical Laboratorie s and Art & History Museums Maitland. 231 W. Packwood Ave. Maitland, FREE. 321 303 1404. 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.com274688 REAL BLACK TIESalvation Army Orlandos Give Hope, Change Lives Gala Salvation Army Orlando put on a fundraiser for a good cause with its Give Hope, Change Lives gala Friday, April 27. Held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, the gala raised money through a silent auction for the organizations charity programs. Olympic athlete Lolo Jones was the keynote speaker for the night. HARRY SAYER Majors Flossilda Concepcion and Pamela Morris were thrilled with participation at the gala. Shari Daniels and Richard Smith, 10, had a blast. Malcolm and Rose Clarke were excited to support the Salvation Army. Steve Rocca, John Beacham and Steve and Susan Schilling met up at the events end. WKMG Sports 6 Jamie Seh and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones headlined the night. Susan and Frank Mattucci spent time with Dana Rocca. Left: Debi Jones and Russell and Marlene Judge had fun at the fundraiser. ONLINESee more photos at


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