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2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 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 274729 WINTER PARKSATURDAY, MAY 12 BLOOMING FOR MOTHERS 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at Ward Park, 190 Perth Lane, Winter Park. Mothers Day is right around the corner! Bring your children for some arts and crafts. The children will be decorating a ower pot with paint and/or stickers for their mother/guardian. After they paint the pot, they will then be able to ll up the pot with ower seed and soil (with sta help). With tender, love and care, the seed will bloom to become a beautiful ower for your mother to admire. For more information, call (407) 599-3342. SUNDAY, MAY 13 CELEBRATE MOM MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Celebrate Mom with a Mothers Day Brunch at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Chefs will be busy in the kitchen preparing something special just for her. Cost is $69. For more information, call (407) 998-8090. FRIDAY, MAY 18 CHESS MATES 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, 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, call (407) 488-4163. SATURDAY, MAY 19 ALBERTA COURLAND MINI PARK COMMUNITY PARK WORKDAY 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Alberta Courtland Mini Park, Alberta Drive and Courtland Avenue, Winter Park. Activities may include but are not limited to weeding, mulching, and planting stooping, kneeling and bending. Please meet at the park by 8:30 a.m. Gardening supplies and water will be provided. Remember to bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, hats and long pants. For more infor mation, call (407) 599-3364. To register, visit cityofwinter, MAY 11 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 information, call (407) 647-7700. WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 MAITLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando. This monthly luncheon is held on the third Wednesday of every month. Guest speaker Richard Yount, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, will talk about developing at-risk youth. Visit YOUR CALENDAR posal 6003. The proposal was approved 27-10 April 16 by the 37-member Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which refers constitutional amendments directly to the ballot for a public vote. If passed by voters, Proposal 6003s proposed amendments would establish a term limit of eight years for school board members, make civic literacy education a constitutional requirement and grant the state control of public charter schools, as opposed to school districts. The amendments have been a source of concern for some school board members. District 4 School Board Member Pam Gould believes any amendment imposing term limits on school boards are unnecessary and insists the number of years a school board member stays in office should be a decision made by the local community, not state lawmakers. My issue is not about the term limits, said Gould, who will not be running for reelection. To the best of my knowledge, I dont think there is another constitutional law that controls local government term limits. Theres no other municipality or city government that has that, and I just dont think its a constitutional issue. District 1 School Board member Joie Cadle, who was elected in 2002 and is not seeking reelection in 2018, is also against establishing state-mandated term limits on school board members and believes doing so might weaken and destabilize school boards. I dont think Tallahassee works that well, and they have term limits, said Cadle, who is the second-longest serving school board member. And before theyre even elected, theyre jockeying to see whos going to be speaker of the house. Serving as a school board member, it takes time to learn all the ins and outs of it. You would have constant turnover, people trying to figure out whats going on and one of the reasons this school board has won so many awards and our superintendent is being recognized nationally for so many achievements is we have stability on the board. Regarding the proposed amendment for state-controlled charter schools, both Gould and Cadle said they prefer the home rule and leaving decisions to local representatives. There are multiple issues with (state-controlled charter schools), Gould said. We dont control the charter schools, but at least we have a local view on them, a local connection to them and a local standard that we share with them on what our community expects in terms of service. And I dont see how a Legislature that meets only 16 weeks out of the year can have that kind of connectivity to the community. Cadle, who echoed Goulds opinion, added that state representatives are too far removed from the community to be properly held accountable for local issues specific to charter schools. Having Tallahassee control charter schools is also problematic, because they are public schools and the constitution says that the school board should be responsible for public schools, and taxpayer dollars are going to charter schools but there will be no accountability, she said. No matter the results of Novembers ballot, changes to the members of the Orange County School Board will take place after the Aug. 28 election. Both Gould and Cadle are retiring from the board; District 6 School Board member Nancy Robbinson is running for chair; and District 7 School Board member Christine Moore is running for a seat on the Orange County Commission.Proposal makes ballotMy issue is not about the term limits. To the best of my knowledge, I dont think there is another constitutional law that controls local government term limits. Theres no other municipality or city government that has that, and I just dont think its a constitutional issue. Pam GouldCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 3 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORGet ready for cuteness over load at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey this week end. The center in Maitland will be hosting its annual Baby Owl Shower on Saturday, May 12, and will accept donations to help take care of its tiniest winged residents while giving visitors a closer look at baby owls. Admission to the event is free with a donation from the centers baby shower wish list, which includes powdered laundry deter gent, 20 pound bags of pine shav ings/bedding, Gerber all meat baby food (turkey or chicken), and other useful supplies that allow staff and volunteers to look after the feathered patients. The event plays a crucial role in supplying the clinic and sanctuary with everything it needs over the next year, Education Manager Laura VonMutius said. We dont get any state funding; its all from donors and grants, she said. We understand that not everybody has a ton of money to give us and thats fine, so this is a great way for people to help support us in the way that they can. VonMutius said the shower started as a celebration of all the baby birds that come into the clinic and moms in general its always the day before Mothers Day. Over the years, the shower has turned into a community event and a fundraiser. Games and activities are set up for the children, and families will be able to see non-releasable baby owls and glove-trained birds. At this years shower, children will be given a passport and have a chance to visit various passport stations with education al, bird-related activities. Once the activity is completed the child gets a stamp, and they can fill out the whole passport with stamps to get a prize. Events such as the shower offer a small glimpse into what the center does to rehabilitate injured raptors, which includes birds like owls, eagles, hawks, vultures and falcons. The center first opened its doors in 1979, after an Audubon Florida employee named Doris Mager started doing raptor rehab out of her home. She worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission and Audubon to raise the funds to open the center by climbing 50 feet into an unoccupied eagles nest and liv ing there for an entire week. The event received national news cov erage, and Mager was able to raise enough money to open the center. Beyond the fun games and the cute baby owls, the center hopes to teach people more about the birds that are brought to the center for rehabilitation. Our goal is to have them learn about the birds that live here and the center in hopes that theyll come back on a more regular basis and spread the word about the work we do here, VonMutius said. Baby animals are just the cutest, so why not come and see them?WISH LISTBIG DREAM Cleaning service for house and oces Lawn/grounds maintenance service, print services PR/marketing services Cash gifts EVERYDAY ITEMS Green friendly items are appreciated (i.e. green friendly cleaning products, etc.) Powdered laundry deter gent Greased Lightning cleaner (gallon) Large trash bags (33 gallon and larger) Multipack hand soap King size at sheets 20-pound bag of pine shav ing/bedding (or aspen) OCedar 10: pro scrub roller mops and rells Gallons of bleach Case of toilet paper Six packs Scotch Brite heavy duty scrub sponges (yellow) Gerber(turkey or chicken) baby food MEDICAL SUPPLIES Walgreens gift cards for medications 3-inch-by-4 inch non-adherent pads Multi-pack roll gauze (2 inch) 2 inch vet wrap Package of 4-by-4 gauze squares Rubbing alcohol EQUIPMENT Plastic AstroTurf doormats Large garbage cans, heavy duty Craftsman all rubber gar den hose Sisal rope 3/8 inch EDUCATION Gift cards are useful for buy ing educational programming supplies throughout the year. They most appreciate gift cards to the following stores: Amazon, Walmart, Publix, Target, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, ACE hardware, Staples and Sams Club. 272108 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 RBG A documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fri Sun: 3:45PM, 6:30PM, 9:15PM Mon Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:15PM Classics : THE RIGHT STUFF Sat: 11AM OKLAHOMA! Sun: 11AM WHAT WE STARTED A documentary about EDM Mon, May 21st at 9:30PM TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORC-SPAN made a visit to Winter Park High School on Friday, May 4, to honor and recognize 20 winning students who competed in the annual C-SPAN StudentCam com petition. This year, students addressed the theme, The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why its important to you. Out of 2,985 video submissions from more than 5,700 students in 46 states and Washington, D.C., this year, eight documentaries created by Winter Park Wildcats were recognized, including three second-prize winners, one third-prize winner and four honorable mentions. The second-place winners also had their documentaries air on C-SPAN for the public to see. The winning students were presented with their prize money and given a chance to talk about what inspired their documentaries. There were five winning schools in Florida, and you guys are my last stop of the week Im so excited to be here, C-SPAN affiliate relations manager Rachel Katz said. We had roughly 3,000 entries in our competition this year and only give out 150 prizes totaling $100,000. $6,500 of that is right in this school. WINNERS FROM WINTER PARKThese winners are among more than 300 students across the country winning a total of $100,000, including one grand-prize winner. SECONDPRIZE WINNERS $1,500 Claire Prudhomme and Santiago Len for their video PRESSure The Pressure for Freedom of The Press Christina Spain and Chelsea Wilck for their video Gun Control: America Under Fire Ella Grace Rodriguez for her video, A Precarious Balance: Religion in the Public Education System, about the Establishment Clause THIRDPRIZE WINNERS $750: Walker Simasek, Mark Whittingham and Clay DeHart for their video The 13th Amendment Did it really abolish slavery? HONORABLE MENTIONS $250 Justin Whittingham, Luke Sand and William Megginson for their video Live Freely, about implied rights secured by the Constitutions Ninth Amendment Sophie Freid and Sydney Plastow for their video Times Up, about the 19th Amendment Arden Wallman and Ellie Schuchart for their video Unrepresented, about the Electoral College Isabella Thalheimer and Sam Lee for their video I Plead, about the Fifth Amendment Zoe Heafner, Abigail Marcil and Amanda Belawski for their video, #MeToo, about the 19th AmendmentStudent lmmakers shine in spotlightC-SPAN honored the local winners of its StudentCam competition. ONLINETo watch all the winning videos, visit Tim FreedClaire Prudhomme and Andres Leon stopped for a photo with their check alongside digital video production teacher Michele Gerber. Oh, baby! IF YOU GOBABY OWL SHOWER WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 WHERE: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland INFORMATION: (407) 6440190The Baby Owl Shower collects donations for the Audubon Center and educates the community.


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 dren will have the chance to decorate and paint flower pots before filling them with soil and planting flowers as a gift for their mothers. I wanted to do something that mothers can have, they can put it on their desk or whatnot, said Family Fun coordinator Kelsi Baker. Theyll be able to watch the flowers bloom, itll be really pretty. They can see it and know that their son or daughter made it for them. The citys landscaping team is bringing 100 pots and around four different flower seeds for families to choose from and will assist in planting the seeds. Each seed will have a fully-blossomed flower for the children to see, according to Baker. There also will be arts and crafts activities such as coloring and making bracelets as well. Recreation and Family Services manager Cathleen Daus said they were hoping for around 100 families to stop by. Blooming for Mothers has been in planning for about a month, which is around the same time Baker has been working as the new program coordinator. I started with the essentials what we really needed for the event, she said. After I ordered everything. Then I started marketing the event. The event is part of a new recurring Family Fun program in Winter Park. The initiative, which began six weeks ago, will have biweekly events at 12 parks across the city with future events being considered at the citys mini-parks. The events will be tailored to residents of all ages. There already has been a senior prom and a field day for kids, and a parent/baby yoga session planned for July. But Daus said the big focus was to get families into the citys many parks. The mayor really wanted to interact with families, get them in our parks, make them put down the iPads and iPhones and do some things in the community, Daus said. Plus, its free. Baker said the city has eight more events planned before August with a heavy focus on Parks and Recreation month in July. The next activity will be a Splash into Summer activity June 3 at the community center pool and the Cady Way pool. The main focus is to show kids its not all about their devices; that they can be unplugged, Baker said. They can go out and have a good time running around and being creative. They also get to be with their family. Sometimes you go home, and one person is on one side of the house and the other is on the other side of the house. My goal is to show the family you can do more. You can enjoy the parks that we have. 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 HayekRoad to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND Observer 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers 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 MagazineOrangeObserver.comWINTER 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. Periodical postage paid at Winter Park, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789.TO ADVERTISEFor 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 ADVERTISINGTo place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to US YOUR NEWSLet us know about your events, celebrations 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 SUBSCRIBEThe Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscriptions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to; 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 IF YOU GOBLOOMING FOR MOTHERS WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Satur day, May 12 WHERE: Ward Park, 190 Perth Lane, Winter Park COST: Free INFORMATION: (407) 5993334 PARKS Cady Way Dicky Dock Central Park Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Central Park Shady Park Ward Park Howell Branch Preserve Lake Baldwin Park Mead Botanical Garden Phelps ParkCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1New Mothers Day event takes rootWinter Park locals gathered at the University Club to celebrate the rst Derby de Mayo event Saturday, May 6. The event, present ed by Mercedes-Benz Orlando, had residents don their most vibrant hats and clothing for an afternoon of food, drinks and fun. Many of the guests competed in the Best Hat contest later in the day. HARRY SAYER Down and derbyChet Lemon, Cynthia Washington and Keith Levitt relaxed in the shade. K.C. Giddings and Sarah Koren donned their nest hats. Ronny Horne and Debbie Benton enjoyed their drinks. Diana Goldberg and Kelly Lamontia wore lovely white and black hats. Angelic Crook, Andrea Doggett, Tavia Conner, Miranda Mitchell were a colorfully-dressed quartet.


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6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 275133 rf nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnrtb b nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnf nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnbfrfrfnrtfnbffnfbbnrfnbffnfbnrf fnbnnrrfffnfbnrn Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERThere are many high schools that host college fairs. Few, though, have held educational fairs for the nations five elite military acad emies. Winter Park High School held the 2018 Military Academy Day Tuesday, May 1, in its Ninth Grade Center gymnasium. The event, hosted by U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphys office, had hundreds of families learning about how to join the service academies that groom students into military officers. Murphy was present to meet the students and give advice. You can kind of think of it like a college fair where different groups come and provide infor mation, but its focused on ser vice academies, Murphy said. Its such a great experience to see so many people in our community interested in public service. Unlike other schools, the process for joining a service academy is a complex one. On top of needing strong test scores and participation in extracurricular activities, students also must receive a nomination from a government official, typically a member of Congress. Murphy, who has served as a national security specialist in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, takes a look at the academy applications with a board of advisers and calls up the few chosen for nomination each year. NAVY ROTCAs to be expected with a school that has a strong Navy ROTC, many of Winter Park Highs students gravitated towards speak ing to representatives from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. One such student was Will Megginson, a Winter Park High junior who has been preparing for his application for some time. With a military academy, youre committing to five years of service, Megginson said. Which to some can be a turn-off but to me is a great opportunity to serve my country and get a free education at the same time. Megginson grew up hearing military stories from his father, who served in the 82nd Airborne. When it was time to start looking at colleges, Megginson turned toward the Naval Academy because of his time at the Winter Park rowing team. He wants to work on a submarines nuclear reactor his favorite subject is physics and hopes the academy can get him there. INFANTRY OFFICERLake Howell senior Thomas Sonnie knows what he wants to be a leader. Im committed to being an infantry officer in the (U.S.) Army; I dont want to do any thing else, said Thomas Sonnie. A lot of people are surprised; they asked me if I had any backup plans. I applied to one school, and thats West Point Academy. Although the gymnasium was full of students hoping to be accepted into one of the five academies, Sonnie already received his acceptance letter to West Point during his class at Lake Howell just a few weeks ago. Like many of the students at the event, Sonnie comes from a family with military experience. His greatgrandfather was a World War II pilot buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and his grandfather was part of a film crew with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam. Sonnie, who was at the event to tell other students about West Point, said the bravery and intelligence of special forces units was what inspired him to join a military academy. He already has a multi-year plan in place. He wants his work at West Point to lead to a position with the SFAS and, eventually, becoming a captain in the Green Berets. Things can always change but Im pretty committed to my plan, I hope it works out, he said. THE ACADEMIES United States Military Academy at West Point United States Coast Guard Academy at New London United States Naval Academy at Annapolis United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point United States Air Force Academy at Colorado SpringsWinter Parks Military Academy Day targets future military leadersMilitary hopefuls learned about the countrys ve federal service academies and how to earn their spot.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 7 Read my story: I choose time with my family.I think I was experiencing symptoms for a while, but just hadnt paid attention. I never expected to hear that I had stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes. Together with my family, doctors at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center determined the best treatment option for me. And its working. I immediately began to see results. I was so lucky that I found the right people at the right time with Orlando Health. Now, I can focus on doing all the things that I want to do. I am Carlene, and I choose Orlando Health. 256546 Despite a rainy Sunday morning, locals and their chihuahuas made their way down to Cocina 214 in downtown Winter Park to enjoy the sixth annual Running of the Chihuahuas. The event, which started at 11 a.m., May 6, capped o the Cinco de Mayo weekend as the tiny dogs raced in multiple heats. Kids and adults cheered the dogs on through the dier ent heats, before the mighty Zeus won the nal race to take home the prize of top dog. TROY HERRINGLittle legs, big hearts Belinda Ream xed her dog Chloes hat after winning the best-dressed competition. ONLINESee more photos at Joe Roberge held up his dog, Zeus, above his head after winning the sixth annual Running of the Chihuahuas. Dressed in a Flash costume, this little fella had his game face on as he was ready to smoke the competition. Left: Madison Barger held Lucky, her rescued dog, after he nished his race. Small chihuahuas raced to the nish line as a crowd of onlookers cheered them on.


8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 r rfnttfhappinessbbbfexcellence. rffntrbfr trftnfft ff ft ffrrrrf ffffftf rfr ftrtntrb 272590 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORImagine having a high-school sports program at which a state championship isnt just the goal its the standard. Thats the case for Winter Park High Schools crew program, as the mens and womens teams together captured the programs 37th overall points scholastic state championship at the FSRA Sweep Championships on Sunday, April 29, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. Its always our goal to win a scholastic title, womens team head coach Michael Vertullo said. Ive been here 19 years. Its our expectation to win the scholas tic, and if we can also pull out the youth trophy, thats just a bonus. The womens first varsity eight group managed to pull off an impressive first-place finish in the finals, coming out on top over sev eral deep club teams that recruit rowers from several high schools. Winter Parks ladies took home the womens first place scholastic points trophy, the womens first place youth points trophy, and the womens overall gold medal. Its the third time Winter Park has tak en the womens overall gold medal in the past four years. Last year going in, I thought we should have had it, Vertullo said. We got beat in the finals (by Sarasota Crew), so it was nice to get revenge on the team that beat us last year. It was a satisfying win for the varsity womens squad, senior team captain Francesca Raggi said. Last year was kind of disappointing, since it was my first silver at states, so this year, one of our goals was to take back the state, she said. A lot of the seniors really wanted to get gold again, so I was super happy when we crossed the line first. It just meant a lot wed worked since states last year to try and do that again. Winter Parks mens varsity eight team finished in second place scholastically in points, while the mens junior eight team finished first overall above scholastic and club teams. On the mens side, we didnt necessarily have the races that we wanted to have on all the boats, but I think the team is definitely moving in a really good direction, Winter Park varsity rower Jackson Fuller said. We look really good going into next year. Although Winter Park has a legacy of racking up state championships, its still special to see it happen, Vertullo said. It just shows the depth of your program, because its not just one boat winning, he said. Winter Parks mens and womens teams will head to the U.S. Rowing southeast regional this weekend to stay conditioned for the national tournament set for Memorial Day weekend just outside of Camden, New Jersey. Winter Park now has its sight set on adding to a legacy of national excellence as well. It captured a national championship for the womens lightweight varsity eight team back in 2015. Last year, the womens varsity team captured second place in nationals. It looks to take the top spot this year; five of the eight girls from that team will be returning for another shot. Were trying to just get a little bit faster each day here, Vertullo said.Winter Park Crew takes overall titleThe mens and womens team combined to win the state scholastic championship in overall points. CourtesyThe womens varsity eight team carried the Winter Park crew program to victory at the state championships this year.


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The first two overtime quarters went by, and we ended up being tied at the end of that as well, so we went into our third overtime which is sudden death. Our team scored first because we were playing under different premises for sudden death than we were for a normal, three minute overtime period, she said. We won. The epic 7-6 win over Lake Mary in triple overtime of the girls water polo regional final was supposed to punch the Wildcats tickets to the state semis in Miami. Instead, thanks to a ruling by the FHSAA, the Wildcats gritty win was turned into a loss with the proverbial snap of two fingers. The ordeal came about because of what the FSHAA Board of Directors said was the utilization of the wrong overtime format for water polo. Instead of using the usual sudden-death overtime, the officials mistakenly followed the National Federation of State High School Associations rulebook, which calls for two three-minute over time periods followed by a sudden-death period, if necessary. Before the start of the first over time period, conditions were met with approval from both Winter Park coach Barry Creighton and Lake Marys Paige Baker, as well as captains from each team. We were all informed of what was going to happen, and what the procedures would be which were the exact same thing we had done in the game before, Wright said. There were definitely no objections. Even if there had been any issues, coaches and players only can do so much when it comes to official decisions, said Wildcats longtime head coach Barry Creighton. I actually did know the rule I asked the officials, (but) we have to go by what they say, Creighton said. You cant argue with the officials were not allowed to do that either but apparently this time we were supposed to argue. Creighton learned of possible issues Saturday afternoon hours after his girls had taken home that region title. After get ting a message from Winter Park Athletic Director Michael Brown, Creighton sent in a statement regarding the game to the FHSAA. From there, it snowballed, he said. Despite the fact that Lake Mary never filed an appeal, on Monday, April, 30, the FHSAA handed the Rams the 5-4 win the score which would have been the original final if the game had gone straight to sudden death (the Rams notched the first goal in overtime). Creighton then had to break the news to his girls. It was probably one of the hardest things that Ive ever had to do to talk to the girls on Monday and tell them that theyre not going to the state tournament, even though they won the game and did not do anything wrong, Creighton said. It was tough the girls were crying and angry, and crying again. The next day Creighton, again had to talk with his girls after a hearing where the FHSAA voted in a unanimous 9-0 decision to deny Winter Parks appeal of the penalty. That final decision was both difficult and hard to grasp for the entire squad but especially for Creightons two seniors Wright and Emma Chouljian. In Wrights case, this tournament was a culmination of the four years of blood, sweat and tears she shed through countless practices and games. We won, and for that to be taken away from us after so much time and hard work especially for me for four years and this was my last chance to go to states, Wright said. If we had done something wrong, it would have been way easier to process. Although nothing can be done about the decision, the sting of having her high-school career come to a close in such a brutal way is one that Wright said will live with her forever. I dont think Ill ever forget this water polo has been my life for the past four years, and this is something that you carry with you, Wright said. TIMELINE Saturday, April 28 Winter Park pulls o 7-6 win in triple overtime over Lake Mary in the girls water polo regional nal. Saturday after noon Wildcats head coach Barry Creighton is notied of questions raised by the FHSAA about use of wrong overtime rules. Monday, April 30 FHSAA announces its overturning the games outcome, handing Lake Mary a 5-4 win. Tuesday, May 1 Winter Parks appeal was denied by the FHSAA in unanimous 9-0 vote.FHSAA sinks Winter Park girls water polo On April 28, the Wildcats won 7-6 in triple overtime. Two days later, the FHSAA told them they hadnt. Photo courtesy of Miriam FureyThe Wildcats were denied a huge win in the regional nal against Lake Mary because of the FHSAAs controversial decision.


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Our offense played pretty well for us in the first quarter, and they battled back they want to keep playing too obviously, said head coach Reed Reynolds. Our defense was able to make some adjustments at halftime to give us that second-half push through to win. Those adjustments paid off as the Hornets were able to slip past the Tigers with an 8-5 win propelled by a five goal night from junior captain Jake Kiefer. With a spot in the semifinals sealed, the Hornets will be taking on a team in Ponte Vedra that they already have faced this season. Back in mid-March, the Sharks (18-5, 6-0) made their way to College Park and played one of the best lacrosse games of the season, during which the Hor nets stormed back in the fourth quarter to take the 7-6 win. Reynolds said his squad will prepare itself for the upcoming rematch by sticking to the same general game plan from before, although there will be some tweaks. 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14 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 265915 CHRISTINA RORDAMFLORIDA REALTY INVESTMENTSIn a hot market with low inventory, new homes are an attractive option to many buyers. Several benefits exist when purchasing a freshly built home: the ability to customize features; warranties from the builder; not having to clean up after a previous owner; and so forth. But buying a new home from a builder isnt always as easy as walking in and ordering your favorite upgrades and a floor plan. You need to be prepared and aware of all your options first. As much as society wants to automate everything these days, some things still require a human touch, and real estate is one of them. Lets take a look at the current climate surrounding new homes and how best to go about purchasing one. Having spent several years as a new-home sales consultant on-site in communities such as Baldwin Park and the Lake Nona area, Ive had the pleasure of seeing the new-home sales process from the builders perspective. However much you are fond of new home construction, you shouldnt simply take a builder on their word for everything, the same way you wouldnt ask a private home seller to tell you about their home and then not conduct an inspection. 1 Hire a Realtor first. You know, as in someone not collecting all their pay checks from the builder. This is a common sense step you can take that will pay you dividends throughout the process. Realtors are there to help you with a variety of tasks negotiating; managing the process; helping keep clear communication between all parties; keeping the seller on track; explaining jargon; providing sales data for your new home and homes around it; and so much more. Builders plan to pay Realtors for most transactions, and walking into a model home unrepresented will not save you money in almost every single instance. New-home sales consultants are hired by the builder and their goal is to sell you one of the builders homes, which is not at all a bad thing. Just know that having your own Realtor to represent you is welcomed by builders and will most likely cost you as a buyer nothing, at least in Florida.2 Keep your poker face. This isnt to say you should lie, but dont divulge you are in a must move situation or exactly how motivated you are before signing a contract. You want to treat the new homebuying process and builder like you would a private seller. If you wouldnt let a private seller know how motivated you are before starting the negotiation process, dont do it with a builder. And by the way, negotiations begin the minute you walk into that model or register online. Its OK to hold back on personal information such as urgency and motivation. 3 Bring your Realtor with you the first time you visit. Dont register with your information in person or online, use your Realtors contact information. If it isnt possible to bring your Realtor on your first visit, as soon as you enter the model, give the sales rep your Realtors card and information and dont register. Same thing goes for online. Register with your agents information. I often look for new-home options online for my buyers and send them listings through sites specifically for new homes. Immediately after, I am flooded with emails from new home agents in those communities plus many other communities not even close to the specifications I enter in the search criteria. So dont share your info, provide the name number and email of your Realtor and let us filter through the requests. Additionally, its important to establish the connection between you and your Realtor so everyone is on the same page. Creating a clear connection between yourself and your Realtor from the beginning will help protect your ability to receive full representation from your own agent.4 Dont be swayed to sell your home through an online company or Realtor recommended by the builder without comparing all options. I recently heard of an out-of-state buyer who popped by a new-home community closing out its last few homes. This buyer advised the sales agent that he or she had a Realtor, and yet the sales agent repeatedly pushed them to go with an agent they were recommending. This should be a red flag. If you have an agent and have expressed this to the builder, its pretty unethical to then try to get you to switch to another Realtor. Another trend is some builders promoting affiliated brokerages, most recently one of the online disruptor/DYI models and offering contingent contracts if you list your home with said brokerage. The promise is to sell your home without showings, repairs and months of stress. Sounds great right? I checked the website and once again, reading the fine print shows that the cash buyer may well request repairs or a price reduction if they dont like their eventual in-person inspection. If it sounds too good you know the rest. Im not saying that the online web based DYI models cant work, Im just saying if you are selling to a cash investor who hasnt seen your home and plans to sell it themselves, do you think that will be the highest amount of money you can get for your home? Some of these models turn around and charge you commissions or other fees but dont place your home on the open market. Real estate is a numbers game, and fewer eyes on your home means fewer chances to get top dollar. In this market in Central Florida, you likely can get more money selling it the traditional way. 5 Compare apples to apples when considering financing options. Most builders will have either their own mortgage company or an affiliated company. Often, builders concessions such as closing cost contributions or dollars toward design options are tied to using this lender. In many cases, the preferred lender is great, but its not a one-sizefits-all situation. You may have to pre-qualify with their lender but have the option to still work with a lender of your choosing. I encourage you get a second opinion before working with that preferred lender. What are the fees associated with each lender? There is more to consider than just the interest rate. New construction can offer so many advantages to todays buyer, especially in Central Florida. Just remember to get your own representation, review all your options and dont feel pressured to make a move if you are not ready. Christina Rordam is a local Realtor with 12 years experience and a member of ORRAs Top Producer Club. Visit christina KEEPING IT REAL ESTATEHow to buy a new-construction home


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 15 Shirley Jones 910 N. THISTLE LANE Maitland $459,100 2508 CHANUTE TRAIL Maitland $472,000 519 DARCEY DRIVE Winter ParkPOOL | 3,045 SQ. FT.NOW $624,900 133 STONE HILL DRIVE MaitlandPOOL | 3,692 SQ. FT.$779,000Co-listed w/Megan Cross SOLD SOLD JUST REDUCED! AVAILABLE 5 BED | 5 BATH | UPDATED | SINGLE STORY LAKEFRONT HOME ON LAKE MINNEHAHACOMING SOON! 275102 Representing Sellers and Buyers at Fannie Hillman + Associates for 17+ years RealtorCell: 205 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 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 262143 The new style coming to Golden Oak is in response to a high demand from a generation of homebuy ers seeking modern homes that embrace Floridas climate and lifestyle year-round. Kean said he was excited to work on a home within The Four Seasons Private Residences neighborhood. His namesake firm, Phil Kean Design Group, is an awardwinning, design-driven architecture, construction and interior design firm located in Winter Park. I have several friends who are in the master custom builder group here in Orlando, and all of the builders that build in Golden Oak are master custom builders, Kean said. I know all the builders out there, and theyve all loved it. So far so good for us. Weve really enjoyed the process. Keans first home which features an earthy color palette and resort feel is currently in development and set to debut in summer 2019. The homes inspired name is Nyumbani, which means home in Swahili. We sort of saw it as all earth tone colors and natural materials, Kean said. We were going to use Hakuna Matata, because we thought that would be fun, but its trademarked by Disney for one of their songs. Nyumbani sounded kind of fun, so its inspired by Hakuna Matata. I think its going to be a cool house. Im excited. Special features included in the design of the home are sweeping indoor/outdoor living areas; a four-sided custom glass fireplace that serves as the homes centerpiece; a vanishing-edge pool with multiple water features; a Phil Kean-signature reflecting staircase with innovative lighting details; a Phil Kean-signature contemporary kitchen with three islands and a glass enclosed wine room; a separate catering kitchen; home theater; game room with accompanying wet bar; an exer cise suite with a sauna and steam shower; and a detached casita. A modern home fits in nicely with the surrounding houses, Kean said. The key to fitting in to a neighborhood is more about the scale of the home versus whether it has a flat roof or not, Kean said. I also think it probably relates more to the Four Seasons in the sense that it tends to be more on the modern side. Jones first modern home within the community is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018. The home showcases architectural inspirations from Frank Lloyd Wrights organic style of the 1920s and 1930s. Distinct features of Jones home named Once Upon a Time will include floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering views of the pool, water features and landscaping; a glass tower featuring a floating staircase; and 1950s inspired stone details in the master bath. Jones first joined the portfolio of builders at Golden Oak in 2011 with some previous work. He is the president and founder of Jones Clayton Construction, a Dr. Phillips-based firm established in 1984. Were thrilled to expand the architectural offerings at Golden Oak with inclusion of modern home design by award-winning, local builders, Page Pierce, vice president of Disney Real Estate Development, said in a prepared statement. Our community continues to offer the best in luxury living, providing residents the unique opportunity to live at Walt Disney World Resort, where families can create memories that will last a lifetime. Kean said if somebody buys the house before its finished, he has plans to buy another lot and build another home in Golden Oak. GOING GOLDENCourtesyCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13Nyumbani sounded kind of fun, so its inspired by Hakuna Matata. I think its going to be a cool house. Im excited. Phil Kean


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ARTS + CULTURE FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 ALSO INSIDE: Winter Park Playhouse: The Honky Tonk Angels.' 3. Westgate Resorts: Westgate Military Weekend. 5. ORANGEOBSERVER.COM Cane-do attitude Mayower resident Ken Hubble has made a hobby out of repairing and caning old chairs. TIM FREED | ASSOCIATE EDITOR I f you ask this Winter Park resident to pull up a chair, he won't kick back and relax. He's more likely to roll up his sleeves and go to work. May! ower resident Ken Hubble is carrying on the old art form of caning, repairing the seats and backs of chairs made from strips of rattan a bamboo-like material grown in Thailand and China. Courtesy Ken Hubble said he's repaired hundreds of chairs in his time with the caning hobby. SEE PAGE 2


2 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 From a workshop inside A&T Furniture & Antiques off Orange Avenue, Hubble, 83, twists and weaves strips of the flexible fiber over and under to create the densely wrapped surfaces that make up many old-fashioned chairs. Its a long, careful process of horizontal, vertical and diagonal threading, but the retired aerospace engineer loves the challenge and the time the hobby takes. He puts as many as 100 to 150 hours of work into a single chair. These all present challenges, which for an engineer is all part of the fun, Hubble said. If you were to look at the nature of the beast, so to speak, one size doesnt fit all. When you get to the final finish, theres a little tight grouping of cane. When its all done with correct-size cane, this grouping is all very tight. The pleasure in doing it is knowing you picked the right size so they all become very tight. Hubble has repaired a couple thousand chairs from small chairs with round seats to large benches for two since his retirement in 1995. Its an art that dates back hundreds of years. One spindle chair in Hubbles room at the Mayflower dates back to 1780. Over the years, people have contacted Hubble with hopes he could repair a precious family heirloom made from the flexible rfnt when theONE IN CHARGEbecomes theNEXT IN LINE be c o m es t h e when t h e NEXT IN LINE ONE IN CHARGE be c o m es t h e when t h e 272074 The caning craftstrands. He has never advertised his work its just a hobby thats spread through word of mouth, Hubble said. I had a few chairs myself up in my apartment I started refur bishing those and neighbors would ask me to do that, Hubble said. In 20 years and that number of months, you can do a lot of chairs in that time. Hubble had grown up Worthing, England, working with wood and repairing furniture. But it wasnt until the 1980s that his brother-in-law showed him the craft of caning. I eventually got him to show me how to do it and got interested in it, Hubble said. I like woodwork and things, and so I picked it up from there. Someday, Hubble hopes to pass on the canning craft to someone younger. Fewer people know how to repair the caned chairs. If no one knows the craft, old chairs and family heirlooms that break could remain broken, Hubble said. There are still some seats caned, but thats not as common, he said. Theres a lot of stuff out there that dates back, and its been in families since their grandparents and that sort of thing and they just want to keep it. I do believe there are still going to be pieces of furniture requiring work going on into the future, he said. Its not one of those things over the 20 years Ive been messing around with that Ive seen a decline. Its got its ups and downs, but it just seems to go on and on and on. Im not going to be around on and on and on, so it would be nice to know that theres somebody around that could do it. The Mayflower resident said hes eager to pass on his skills. Recovering veterans at local VA organizations may hopefully have a desire to pick up the art form and do something with their hands, Hubble said. In the meantime, Hubble doesnt show any signs of stopping his caning passion. Its one of those hobbies that you can stop at any point and go off, then come back a month later and carry on, he said. Ill keep going as long as Im capable.These all present challenges, which for an engineer is all part of the fun. Ken HubbleCourtesyCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Orangewood Christian School Theatre put on an exuberant production of the musical Godspell April 25 through 27. Held in the Orangewood gym, the school theater danced, sang and kept the crowd rapt during the Christian play. HARRY SAYER All for the best Ryan Smith reached out to the crowd. Seth Niquette broke up a ght between his people. Right: Abby Madan kicked o the show with a song. Nico Panasiuk gave Yaya Sepulveda a hug.


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 3 273529 273528 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORIts the story of the quintessential American Dream. Three women from different walks of life each trek across the country looking to attain their ultimate goal becoming country western singers. Thats the story the Winter Park Playhouse will tell in its upcoming production of The Honky Tonk Angels. Were always trying to put together eclectic seasons we do six show seasons and each show is a little bit different and this was just one of those that stood out, said Roy Alan, the Play houses co-founder and artistic director. We hardly ever do any country-western musicals, and we felt like this one would be good to do. The story follows the comedic misadventures of three women with their own unique stories. The youngest of the group is the daughter of a West Virginia coal miner, who moves to Texas after the death of her mother and the closing of the mine. To add on to her issues, her father becomes a mean and lost soul, which forces her to help take care of him. Another is a housewife in Texas who has six children and is mar ried to a trucker. To round out the trio, the third woman moved to Los Angeles from Texas, where she works as a secretary under an abusive boss. All three of them decide they want to leave this oppressed lifestyle and live this dream to be country singers in Nashville, Alan said. So the three of them meet on a bus on the way to Nashville, and they decide to form a singing group called the Honky Tonk Angels. The whole second act is basically a concert at a club called the Honky Tonk Heaven in Nashville, he said. Its their closing night after a six week run in this honky tonk. Its in the music selection where Honky Tonk Angels really shines, Alan said. The playlist is one that would make any fan of the Grand Ole Opry holler with excitement, as it includes classic country songs such as Loretta Lynns Coal Miners Daughter, Bobbie Gentrys Ode to Billie Joe and Dolly Partons to 5. As a musical comedy, Alan IF YOU GOTHE HONKY TONK ANGELS WHERE: Winter Park Playhouse, 711 N. Orange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park WHEN: Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 20; and Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 10. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings; 2 p.m. matinees Thursdays, Saturdays and select Fridays and Sundays. TICKETS: winterpark The Winter Park Playhouse will tell the story of three women trying to become country western stars. Honky tonk womenexpects there will be a lot of toe tapping and laughing, but he also hopes audience members will take in the plays underlying message of female empower ment as well. Although the show was written by author Ted Swindley in 2002, it still has an incredible voice that harks on issues faced in todays society, Alan said. The story itself, in many ways, is very relevant to the #MeToo Generation that is going on right now its interesting that something written 15 years ago is suddenly very relevant, Alan said. Its very empowering to women I think; telling a story about women leaving oppressed situations and becoming strong, independent women. With Honky Tonk Angels being the last show of the season, Alan said this new show is a good time to check out the theatre at the Winter Park Playhouse before it begins a monthlong break. This will be a great night out for anybody who wants to spend an interesting evening out, doing something possibly a little bit different than they usually do, Alan said. Its just a great musical that is inspiring.Courtesy photoThe Winter Park Playhouse will bring laughs and country music with its latest production.


4 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 Wedne sday, May 16 2018 11: 30 A M 1 :00 PM At RDV Sportsplex 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd. Orlando, FL 32810 The Speaker For The Luncheon Is Richard Yount From The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Central Florida The Topic Is Developing At Risk Youth Register To Attend By Visiting The Chamber Website Or Calling The Chamber Office. Members: $25.00 Non -Members: $28.00 Chamber Hours Monday Friday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 110 N. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 4076440741 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida Digestive Disease Consultants Full Spine Chiropractic Nardi & Nardi P.A. 407 Gelato Maitland Maitland Wellness Center THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS PRO MED Services Group State Farm Matthew Balady To Become A Maitland Area Chamber Of Commerce Member Just Call The Chamber Office At 407 644 0741 OrVisit Our Website For More Information And An Online Membership Application Dont Delay.Join Today! UPCOMING EVENTS & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Wednesday Women Leads Group May 23rd Noontime Networking! June 8th Wine & Cheese! August 1st Visit The Calendar Of Events For More Information & To Register To Attend 275125 SATURDAY, MAY 12SMOKIN TORPEDOES 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. The Smokin Torpedoes consist of four experienced musicians committed to providing an enter taining, live performance based on a variety of jazz and blues inuences. Each member brings a unique style to the band and provides listeners with genuine blues rhythms, melodies and the charisma associated with bands paying tribute to the music we all love the blues. Cost is $15. For more information, visit, MAY 16 CARNEGIE HALL COMES TO WINTER PARK UNIVERSITY CLUB 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Enjoy this performance by Lisa Ferroni and Friends with oboe soloist Lora MacPherson. Ferroni was the concertmaster for the Orlando Philharmonic for 10 years and is currently concert master for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. This event is open to the public, and donations are always appreciated. For more information, call (407) 644-6149 or visit CAROL STEIN AND FRIENDS WITH JOY ANDERSEN 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Experience the joy and laughter that is Joy Andersen as she brings her new cabaret, Yes, I Can! to the Blue Bamboo stage with the amaz ing Carol Stein. Andersen will share the joys and sorrows of her life through both hilarious and heartbreaking stories, song and dance. Andersen, a Chicago native, began her 32-year career as a trained dancer and is now a sought-after choreographer, actor, singer and improvisational comedian. In New York City, she performed on the Radio City Music Hall stage as a Rockette and was also a performance coach for Broadways Billy Elliot. She has choreographed for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and many other venues around town and has taught dance for many years. Cost is $15. For more information, visit, MAY 17NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC JAM 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Join local musicians on the stage in back of the Winter Park Community Center for a fun evening of making music. Musicians of all ages, instruments and abilities are invited to come make new friends and play a variety of songs from pop and rock to blues and country. If the weather is nice, the musicians will be set up on the stage out back near the splash pad. If it rains, they will move indoors. For more information, call (407) 599-3275.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 HIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31 on the second oor of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to learn of Winter Parks African-American leaders Gus C. Henderson, Frank R. Israel and Walter B. Simpson. For more information, call (407) 539-2680. 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. 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. Free with admission. For more infor mation, call (407) 645-5311.THIS WEEK File photo


FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Ivy Tea Rose: Kentucky Derby Soiree 6. Orange County Public Schools: Hall of Fame 7. Each year, Westgate Resorts hosts its Westgate Military Weekend, a celebration that recognizes and honors more than 1,200 U.S. military families, veterans and Gold Star families from across the nation. Families are gifted a week end vacation at Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort to allow our nations heroes to spend quality time with their families. The week end kicked o with a private reception Friday, May 4. Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger, elected ocials and others were in attendance. DANIELLE HENDRIXThank you, heroes Todd VanderLey and Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey were honored to be attending the reception. Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel chatted with retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger. U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert Apodaca and wife Christy were pleased to attend the reception. Right: Terri and Sean Turner and Pieter and Dorothea Knot chatted over refreshments. Nef Rodriguez and Anna Tanzilla, representing the Camaraderie Foundation, and retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Dee Espeut-Jones enjoyed chatting with each other. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger was one of the special guests.


6 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 YOUTH LEADERSL E A D E R S H I P W I N T E R P A R K S E S S I O N 1 : J U N E 1 8 2 2 | S E S S I O N 2 : J U L Y 1 6 2 0 A P P L Y O N L I N E B Y M A Y 9 T H M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N A T W I N T E R P A R K O R G / Y O U T H L E A D E R S C E N T R A L F L O R I D A S P R E M I E R H I G H S C H O O L L E A D E R S H I P P R O G R A M 275128 Ivy Tea Roses Kentucky Derby SoireeREAL BLACK TIEOrlando community members had a colorful, charitable celebration at the fth annual Kentucky Derby Soiree on Saturday, May 5. The event, held at the Orlando Museum of Art and presented by the Ivy Tea Rose nonprot in partnership with the Nu Iota Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, had guests wearing derby hats and fedoras and bidding on the silent auction to raise money for college scholarships. HARRY SAYER Guests wore their best Kentucky Derby hats to this years soiree. Former Miss America Ericka Dunlap and Cheryl Smith dressed like royalty. Tia Battey and Debbie Jackson had a great time. Beatrice and Murad Taher wore matching yellow attire.


BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 7 266361 THE INDUCTEESGlenda E. Hood (Oak Ridge High 1968). Hood served three terms as a commissioner for the city of Orlando and was mayor for 12 more years. In 2003, Gov. Jeb Bush asked her to serve as Floridas Secretary of State. Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg (Or lando High 1943). Nirenberg won a 1968 Nobel Prize in physiology. He led a team of scientists at the National Institute of Health in breaking the genetic code. His achievements and contributions to the eld of biochemistry genet ics also resulted in a National Medal of Science in 1964 and a National Medal of Honor in 1968. Nirenberg died in November 2010. Judge Charles T. Wells (Boone High 1957). Wells spent one year as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, opened a private practice in Orlando and then, in 1994, was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by Governor Lawton Chiles. Sen. Mel Martinez, a native of Cuba, started calling Orlando home in 1966. In 1998, he was elected Orange County chairman. Martinez went on to hold a Cabinet post under President George W. Bush and win an election to serve as a U.S. Senator in 2006. Joe Joyner, a distinguished educator, served 23 years at Orange County Public Schools as a teacher, coach and eventually principal at Apopka High. By 1998, he was an area superintendent and a mentor to educators throughout the district. He currently serves as president of Flagler College. Orange County Public Schools Hall of Fame celebration Orange County Public Schools celebrated its best at the 2018 Hall of Fame celebration Sat urday, May 5, at Rosen Shingle Creek. Representatives from numerous Orange County schools arrived to support the ve inductees who have made a signicant impact on the Central Florida community. Marshall Nirenberg, Charles Wells, Glenda Hood, Joseph Joyner and Mel Martinez all were recog nized for their decades of work. HARRY SAYER REAL BLACK TIE Winter Park resident Sen. Mel Martinez was deemed a community champion for his work to eradicate homelessness and for his Martinez doctrine while serving as Orange County mayor. Dr. Joseph Joyner, president of Flagler College, was recognized as a Distinguished Educator for his decades of work in Orange County. WFTVs Vanessa Echols hosted this years Hall of Fame celebration. Jennifer Diaz and Michelle Brady-Palmer were happy to see so many gures recog nized.