Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORCan more be done to make Orange Avenue safer? Thats the question the Flor ida Department of Transportation and the city of Winter Park are asking following an accident that killed two women on CHAMBER TO HOST LEGISLATIVE BREAKFASTThe Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will be host an inaugural Legislative Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the chamber oce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. The event will include a legislative panel recap and review of the 2018 session. Panel speakers include state representatives Bob Cortes and Mike Miller. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLAND YOUR TOWNSEE ORANGE PAGE 4 SALUTEWinter Park honors those who died at Memorial Day event. PAGE 3. FDOT, city considering changes to Orange Ave.A stretch of Orange Avenue in Winter Park has experienced 11 crashes in two years.VOLUME 30, NO. 22 Let the memory live againPomp & circumstanceBroadway classics inspire Movement Arts Dance and Aerial Studios end-of-year recital. SEE PAGE 4B.ARTS & CULTUREON DISPLAY Rollins Cornell Fine Arts Museum plans summer exhibits. SEE PAGE 1B. HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERAttention sports fans: You now have a new local haunt. Sports bar franchise Aroogas opened its new location at 227 S. Semoran Blvd. Its a great suburb of Orlando, Arooga President and co-founder Gary Huether said. That (Winter Park) location was very attractive, theres a lot of hotels and traffic in front of us as well as the bonus of having Full Sail University in our parking lot. Aroogas currently has locations in 17 states, but this new location is Aroogas opens near Winter ParkThe sports grill and bars new location is its rst in Florida. Winter Park, Orangewood Christian and Edgewater celebrate seniors. SEE PAGES 6-10SEE AROOGAS PAGE 4 Winter Park High seniors Maeve Billings, Sydney McEvilly and Megan Adams made some of their nal memories together as high-schoolers at graduation.Photos by Tim Freed and Troy HerringEdgewaters salutatorian Anthony Das took a moment to praise his fellow graduates as he gave a speech during the ceremony. Orangewood Christians Emily Gagnon and Dante Sandroni got a photo together.FREE FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018


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Replacement Windows Gliding Doors French Doors Entry Doors 276354 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERIf youre looking for a new place for dog chow in Winter Park, an Indiana duo has just the store for you. Hugh and Chris Calvin, a married couple hailing from Indiana, have been running a new Pet Supplies Plus store in the Grove at Winter Park since February. Its been a long road to Hugh and Chris becoming franchisees of the pet-supply company. The duo spent years working in a couple of different industries. (My wife and I) both had careers, Hugh said. I worked in the printing business, and my wife was in the travel industry, mostly in sales and (corporate) marketing. It got to the point where the printing business was downsizing considerably, and I certainly wasnt old enough to retire nor did we want to retire. But I didnt want to work for another model, I wanted to do something we could have fun with. After looking at various franchises across the country, the duo landed on Pet Supplies Plus. The franchise was looking to put another location in Florida, but Hugh and Chris had a more specific idea in mind. We landed on Orlando and especially the Winter Park area more as a decision by us than by them, Hugh said. Its a more comfortable area, we like it, we like the feel and the neighbor engagement. (My wife and I) sat out at the parking lot for over three hours and watched traffic its a busy area. Beyond some anxieties about leaving their families the couple has grown children in Indiana Hugh and Chris were excited to open the location last February. The shop sells the var ious foods, toys and other necessities for pet owners with cat and dog food being some of the top sellers but takes what Hugh calls a different approach. Many pet shops have the most popular items in the far back so customers will explore more and hopefully pick something else up. However, Pet Supplies Plus puts the top sellers at the front of the store. On top of the basic supplies, visitors also can take their pets in for a washing and grooming session in the back. The couple split their responsibilities based on their individual strengths and weaknesses. Hugh said he prefers to handle the nuts-and-bolts elements of processing and controlling the operations, while Chris specializes in the human resources and marketing. The new occupation is definitely a good time for his wife, Chris. When she wasnt work ing in sales and marketing, she was a vet technician something she called her fun job. On weekends, she would draw blood, give injections and assist in surgeries for peoples pets. The couple has taken in pets of their own, typically more elderly dogs, for years. The pet has become more of a member of the family, we treat our pets differently, Hugh said. Theyre no longer, at least I hope, whats chained out in the back of the house that we have as property; these pets are near and dear to us. People that come in here treat their pets every bit as good as they do their family members.Indiana couple relocates to open pet-supply franchise PET SUPPLIES PLUS4270 Aloma Ave., Suite 136, Winter Park HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays PHONE: (321) 295-7495 WEBSITE: petsuppliesplus.comHugh and Chris Calvin run Winter Parks new Pet Supplies Plus store. Harry SayerChris and Hugh Calvin both changed industries to become franchise owners with Pet Supplies Plus.WINTER PARKSATURDAY, JUNE 2 SPLASH INTO SUMMER Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Community Center Pool, 721 W. New England Ave., and the Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, in Winter Park. The Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program invites you to celebrate the start of summer and school being out. Games will be played, popsicles will be handed out, and music will jamming for this fun-lled event. From noon to 2 p.m. there will be games and popsicles at the Community Center Pool, and from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be games and popsicles at the Cady Way Pool. For more information, call (407) 599-3342. TUESDAY, JUNE 5 WOMENS GOLF DAY 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, on Winter Park Golf Course, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park. This will be a free golf day for women. The event will include ladies clinics for beginner, intermediate and advanced, along with free appetizers and free drinks. There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and raes. For more infor mation, call (407) 599-3342.MAITLANDTHURSDAY, JUNE 7 MARKETING COMMITTEE MEETING 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce oce, 110 N. Mait land Ave., Maitland. Come out to this meeting that takes place on the rst Thursday of every month. For more information, visit or call (407) 644-0741. 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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 3 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORWinter Park has some new townhomes that are just now hitting the market and they blend a coastal feel with a walkable urban location. Osprey Custom Homes is completing construction on 12 twostory townhomes at the southeast corner of Michigan and Schultz avenues, just west of U.S. 17-92. The townhomes are nearly ready for living expected to be finished within the next 60 days, Osprey Custom Homes Vice President, contractor and builder Anthony Lightman said. Despite Winter Park being landlocked in the middle of the Sunshine State, the new townhomes give the feeling of being just steps away from the coast. The name of the community ties right in to that vibe, Lightman said. Its called Park Shore, because were doing coastal elevations and coastal finishes inside the home, Lightman said. Were sticking with that coastal theme. Its very light a lot of moldings, a lot of upgraded finishes. We have the smooth drywall theres also certified Florida Green (Coalition) construction, so its a very clean build. The 1,850-square-foot units cost about $529,000. Each townhome is fitted with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with Samsung appliances, a private courtyard with optional summer kitchen, easy-to-use technology for lighting and media, Anderson windows and sills, high ceilings, an upstairs laundry room and a two-car garage. Theres plenty of open space for living and entertaining an intentional choice by the builder. Theyre really nice floor plans its all top-of-the-line finishes, Lightman said. The decision to go with a coastal theme for the townhomes came from a desire to set it apart from other projects in the area, he said, adding it was just a gut feeling. I just think its really nice everybody is doing that modern (design), and I just wanted to be different, Lightman said. Every body likes coastal elevation, so I went with it. Park Shore may not be sitting next to a lake or an ocean, but it does have one advantage when it comes to location: proximity to restaurants and shopping, Lightman said. I just want them to be happy homeowners and be happy living there, he said. Its a good location its close to everything. You actually walk out your door, and youve got restaurants right there. Everything is walking distance, so you dont have to get in your car and drive. People that dont like commuting an hour, a half-hour or hopping on the highway to get somewhere. They dont have to do that. Its for people who like the urban style of living. The location off U.S. 17-92 was a huge driver for Osprey Custom Homes building the project, Lightman said. Anything you read as far as whats trending right now and whats hot is urban infill property, he said.Park Shore Townhomes ready for new residents CourtesyPark Shore hopes to give its residents that desired coastal atmosphere.A community of 12 twostory townhomes has hit the market in Winter Park. ONLINEFor more information about Park Shore Townhomes, visit park_shore_townhomes.php. Their courage nerves a thousand living men Winter Park honored the countrys fallen heroes in the military with its We Remember Them Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28. Numerous visitors and members of local veteran organizations gathered at Glen Haven Memorial Park for a service that included a presentation of colors, tributes to fallen soldiers, gold star families, Civil War reenactors and more. Keynote speaker retired U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Scott Harris delivered a moving speech to the crowd. HARRY SAYER Ann Hartle, Charles Haugabrooks and Peggy Hall met up after the service concluded. Members of the Florida Reenactment Society dressed as Civil War soldiers as part of the presentation. Right: Delaney Balako, 2, sat atop Grampa Ted Spontaks shoulders. The service honored fallen soldiers. Keynote speaker retired U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Scott Harris gave a moving speech to the crowd. ONLINESee more at


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 New Years Eve. The crash took place at the intersection of Orange and Westchester avenues. According to a report from the Winter Park Police Department, suspect Justin Fon ner was driving in excess of 100 mph on Orange Avenue when he T-boned a second vehicle pulling out of a driveway. The two 23-year-old women in the second car were killed in the crash. The stretch of Orange Avenue surrounding that intersection cur rently has a speed limit of 35 mph and sees 14,000 cars a day, which is considered under-capacity. A collaborative study between the city and FDOT shortly after the accident revealed there have been 11 crashes in the past two years. Today, the Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a corridor safety study on the stretch of Orange Avenue from Clay Street to U.S. 17-92. That study could lead to some potential changes, including restricting movements from side streets to right turn only during peak hours, de-widening the road and providing speed message signs. Our study will concentrate on determining if any changes are needed to improve pedestrian/ bike safety through this corridor and if corridor traffic calming opportunities are warranted, Florida Department of Transpor tation Communications Specialist Jessica Ottaviano said. Additionally, we want to take a close look at the Clay Avenue intersection to determine if any improvements are warranted for this signalized intersection. The draft study should be available by the end of July, Ottaviano said. In the meantime, Winter Park residents who live along Orange Avenue such as Brandon Colte Suggs continue to ask for assistance in making the road safer. I appreciate the commissions time in discussing the turn situ ation at Westchester, but there is a larger issue at play on Orange Avenue, Colte Suggs said at the May 14 City Commission meeting. As someone who lives on that street and has to back onto Orange Avenue every day, it is a frightening experience, having to do that day-in and day-out. I know that I chose to live there, but that doesnt mean that I dont want my community and my road that I live on to be safe. Colte Suggs also implored the city to investigate the road as a residential street, not a commercial road that would typically handle more traffic. Orange Avenue is a residential street, he said. There are two dozen homes in this stretch of Orange Avenue, so I would sug gest that when you are consider ing this, look at other residential roads when you finally come to your official recommendations. Ive lived there since August, and there have been four accidents at that intersection (of Orange and Westchester avenues). Winter Park Director of Communications Clarissa Howard said staff also is formulating a potential recommendation for the City Commission. Because Orange Avenue is a state road, FDOT must approve any recommendations or changes being made to the street. its first in Florida. Huether spent his college days working in bars and restaurants. Eventually, he took over an outof-business sports bar, which eventually led to him running the Aroogas chain. The franchise, which started in Pennsylvania, has been around for nearly 10 years. The chain specializes in some classic American dishes burgers, wings and the occasional salad. Huether takes pride in Aroogas green status the franchise specializes in organic produce and home-raised protein. The grill/bar has 44 beers on draft and more than 80 TVs. The new spot can seat more than 200 people with an extra 70 outside. It has late hours as well it often closes at 1 a.m. The first 100 customers at Aroogas May 27 grand opening received 10 free chicken wings every week for a year, according to Winter Park General Manager John Eland. Eland refers to the new spot as A sports bar on steroids. We have award-winning chicken wings and chicken sauces, he said. Weve won five years in a row with the National Chicken Wing Association. We have such a vast menu that theres really something for everybody. The eaterys new location in Winter Park has been a long time coming eight months to be exact and Eland is excited for the doors to finally be open. Eland, a Tampa-turned-Winter Park resident, has spent the last one-and-a-half months hir ing new workers, many students from Central Floridas numerous colleges. He said the Winter Park Aroogas already has hired about 150 employees.TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORThe numbers are in, and they show that Winter Park was a safer city in 2017 than the year before. Results from the Florida Department of Law Enforcements 2017 Uniform Crime Reports show Winter Park saw its total index crime drop by 8.1% in 2017. The same reports, released last month, showed violent crime saw a 12% decrease and property crime saw a 7.8% decrease. One of the citys biggest concerns in 2016 was residential and commercial burglaries, which showed the biggest decrease of all in 2017 with a 26.9% drop. Obviously, I was pleased to see those numbers, Police Chief Michael Deal said. The police department is not taking credit for this. As you well know, the crime goes up and goes down. The trend from 2013 and probably beyond has been every other year crime goes down. That means next year we might expect an increase hopefully not, but thats very likely. However, with that being said, I think 2017 represented significant decrease as compared to previous years. I think 8.1% total index crime was the highest weve seen from a decrease standpoint in at least the last five years, he said. One of Deals biggest priorities when he was hired was to bring burglaries under control. Patrols were increased in specific areas, and the message was spread to residents and business owners to see something, say something. Deal said that push seems to have paid off. When you have 175 to 200 bur glaries a year and you reduce them 26-27% thats pretty significant, he said. One of our initiatives was to really focus on those, to get people in neighbor hoods and to patrol the commer cial areas. Weve made a number of arrests over the past couple years, and I really do believe our efforts did have a contribution to that decrease. Looking forward, Deal said the department will continue with the same approach to try to keep crime down. We want to be more of a community-orientated police department, Deal said. We want to be in the neighborhoods. We want our citizens to feel safe, and we know that when they see police cars, they feel safer. Even if crime goes up a little bit, they want to see marked police cars patrolling their streets and their businesses. Well continue that. Another aspect of having a presence in the community is being more personable with residents, whether its through social media or participation in community events. Doing that builds a sense of trust with residents, which is crucial, Winter Park Director of Communications Clarissa Howard said. When you see a police officer laughing and socializing with a crowd and people in the neighborhoods, thats an intentional effort that Chief Deal has done with his officers to make them more people, not just uniforms to protect you but people with hearts there to protect you too, Howard said. We also recognize that public trust is a big issue for law enforcement and government, Deal said. If you want citizens and people to trust you, theyve got to be able to relate to you somehow.WINTER PARK: A safer cityThe 2017 Uniform Crime Reports for Winter Park show a 8.1% drop in total index crime, including a 26.9% drop in burglaries. BY THE NUMBERSCRIME VOLUME AND RATE IN WINTER PARK 2017 Measure 2016 2017 % Change Total Index Crime 1,135 1,043 -8.1% Total Violent Crime 100 88 -12% Total Crime Rate 3,872.7 3,557.7 -7.7% Violent Crime Rate 341.2 300.2 -12% Property Crime Rate 3,531.5 3,257.5 -7.8 OFFENSE TOTALS Index Oenses 2016 2017 % Change Murder 2 1 -50% Rape 12 15 +25% Robbery 21 18 -14.3% Aggravated Assault 65 54 -16.9% Burglary 216 158 -26.9 Larceny 766 747 -2.5 Motor Vehicle Theft 53 50 -5.7Orange Avenue AROOGAS227 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park PHONE: (407) 986-9464 WEBSITE: Aroogas now openHarry SayerAroogas features 44 beers on draft and more than 80 TVs for sports viewing. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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


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6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 rfnrtb when becomesI DO I'M DONE. when be c om e s when be c om e s I DO IM DONE. 271973 275432 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 Wildcats walk Members of Winter Park Highs Class of 2018 said goodbye to their high-school days and hello to a bright future ahead of them at a graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 29, at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida campus. The Class of 2018 showcased some impressive statistics 86% of the students will be heading to a university or community college, earning a total of about $24 million in scholarships. TIM FREED Winter Park High School students were excited to walk the platform and receive their diplomas. Jacob Wallace and Lola Berastegui posed for a photo together moments before graduation. Isabelle Dunnam and Nathan Lee were spotted at the ceremony. Valedictorian Edilka Gonzalez and teacher Julie Devoss got together for a quick photo. Above: Valedictorian John Mazanec imparted some words to his fellow students before diplomas were presented. Left: Rachel Loughman, Cameron Max well and Ciara Hannon were excited to walk at graduation together. ONLINESee more photos at


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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 9 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 263529 Look Like or Be Like Your Dad CONTESTShow Us or Tell Us why you want to be like your dadSubmit a photo and/or letter to or byMonday, June 11 at 4PMMust include name, dads name, contact number and email address. 720 S. Dillard St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-656-2121500 S. Dillard St Winter Garden, Fl 34787(407) 656-2593 Hours: M-F 6-7:30, Sat 6-7, Sun 6-6 8 additional locations in Central Florida1607 S Orlando Ave Maitland, Fl 32751(407) 645-3366We go the Extra Mile for our customers Win a Traeger Grilling package worth over $1000.00 SPONSORED BY #extramiledads 276654 Above: Joy Zhuang, Jesse Vandestreek, Edison Wang and Christian Wood were four of the schools 64 graduating seniors. Left: Ethan Evans, Christopher Francis and Matt Gallagher got together for a photo in the lobby before the ceremony. ONLINESee more photos at


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IF YOU GOART EXHIBITS AT CORNELL MUSEUM OF FINE ART WHEN: Through Aug. 26 WHERE: Cornell Museum of Fine Art, Rollins College 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays ALSO INSIDE: Movement Studio: Broadway Alive. 4. ASID: Design, Art, Fashion. 7. ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMCONTINUED ON PAGE 2MARGARET BOURKEWHITES DIFFERENT WORLDConsidered one of the most influential photographers in modern history, Margaret Bourke-White made a name for herself as a trailblazer for female photographers. We probably best know her as a photographer for Life magazine and her really striking photographs of the Soviet Union during the Five Year Plan or her work during World War II, but what a lot of people dont realize is that her career didnt stop there, said Elizabeth Coulter, a Dale Montgomery Fellow and part of the curatorial team at the museum. She continued to explore the world and track these pivotal moments around the globe whether it was India, Pakistan, South Africa or Brazil. She had a wonderful eye for not only capturing the transformation of major political change but also giving a really intimate portrayal of people that were affected by those social and political shifts, she said. The exhibit features 47 differ ent photographs by Bourke-White including works from the museums permanent collection, as well as loans from private collections. The subject matter ranges from her work in Soviet Russia to the highly emotional photos captured at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp.TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORAlthough the arrival of summer generally means a quieting down at Rollins College, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is just getting started. Through Aug. 26, the museum is oering up four quality exhibits with work by artists from the past through the present as it seeks to oer intriguing shows to the Winter Park and Orlando areas. Each year, the museum selects multiple shows to run throughout the summer, and 2018s selection is sure to bring in attention with its four new shows: Margaret Bourke-Whites Dierent World; Forging Modern American Identities: Recent Acquisitions; Trong Gia Nguyen: My Myopia; and The Myers Legacy: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection.Summer sampler On the campus of Rollins College, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum has four dierent exhibits that aim to educate and entertain. FORGING MODERN AMERICAN IDENTITIES: RECENT ACQUISITIONSThis show includes the most recent work attained as part of a gift from Rollins alumni Barbara and Theodore Alfond. Among the 15 different pieces, artists such as Leo Amino, George Morris and Ralston Crawford are on full display. In our very broad collection, there are still moments of gaps and new acquisitions that help to really fill in those gaps and tell a stronger narrative, Coulter said. So the works that are in this exhibition feature early 20thcentury abstraction, and within that represents a lot of diverse voices. Of the artists included in this newest batch of works, Coulter said she was most excited about the gouache by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence. He is in my opinion one of the most important 20th-century artists, so that was a great addition, Coulter said. We also have new works by Emory Douglas that show examples from his work with the Black Panther Party in the U.S.


2 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 C hora l M a s t erw ork s M END ELS S O HN AND M AHLER ( N o v 17 & 18 ) A C LAS S I C C HRI S TM AS ( D ec 15 & 16) PO WER O F RO M ANTI C I S M AND RES URREC TI O N ( A p r 27 & 28 ) 84t h Annua l B a ch Fes t i v a l S PI RI TUAL S PAC ES : M US I C AL M ED I TATI O NS ( Feb 10 ) PAUL JAC O B S O RGAN ( Feb 15) C O NC ERTO S B Y C AND LELI GHT: FO UR S EAS O NS ARO UND THE WO RLD ( Feb 22 & 23 ) I TAM AR ZO RM AN, VI O LI N ( Feb 24 ) M O ZART: GREAT M AS S AND S Y M PHO NY NO 40 ( M ar 2) J .S B AC H: S T. JO HN PAS S I O N ( M ar 3 ) I ns i g ht s & S ound s S eri es FLUTE, HARP, AND S TRI NGS ( S ep t 20 ) JO E AND M I K E, THE HAY D N B RO THERS ( N o v 8 ) VI VALD I S JUD I TH TRI UM PHANT ( J an 24 ) Vi s i t i ng Art i s t s S eri es ERO I C A TRI O ( O ct 28 ) VO C TAVE: O RC HES TRAL D EB UT* ( Feb 16 & 17) I TAM AR ZO RM AN, VI O LI N* ( Feb 24 ) B ERLI N PHI LHARM O NI C PRI NC I PAL PLAY ERS : S C HARO UN ENS EM B LE ( M ar 16) RI C HARD GO O D E, PI ANO ( A p r 14 ) S A VE U P T O 3 0 % o ff o f s i n g l e t i c k et p ri c es w h en yo u s u b s c ri b e. T ex t BA C H t o 668 66 t o b e t h e fi rs t t o k n o w w h en p a c k a g es g o o n s a l e!A N N O U N C I N G O U R 8 4 t h S E A S O NT h e B a c h F e s t i v a l S o c i e t y c o n t i n u e s o u r t r a d i t i o n o f p r e s e n t i n g g r e a t c h o r a l s y m p h o n i c a n d c h a m b e r m u s i c i n W i n t e r P a r k J o i n u s f o r a n o t h e r e x c i t i n g s e a s o n A T R O L L I N S C O L L E G E S I N C E 1 9 3 5 T h i s a d g e n e r o u s l y s p o n s o r e d b y w w w w a t e r o a k c o m 276564 THE MYERS LEGACY: DUTCH AND FLEMISH PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTIONTo go along with the newly acquired art found in the Forging Modern American Identities exhibit, the curatorial staff decided to pair it with some classical European art. We have this conversation between the old and new acquisitions, Coulter said. The Myers Legacy includes works that have been in the collection for a long time, but we are very thankful to the family of John C. Myers Senior who contributed the old masters collection. Really without it our collection wouldnt quite be the same. We are the only museum in the Orlando area that has such a rich collection of old masters paintings that people can see in person, she said. Its nice to have those exhibitions side by side. In the eight-piece Myers Legacy: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection, the museum showcases the works from the Dutch and Flemish Renaissance period of the 16th century. It includes a variety of landscapes, portraits and still lives by artists such as Pieter Cornelisz van Slingelandt.TRONG GIA NGUYEN: MY MYOPIAIn Trong Gia Nguyens My Myopia, the Vietnamese-American artist seeks to disturb and reinvent traditional viewing experiences with his series of windows that were inspired by his home country of Vietnam. This exhibition is exciting to me, because its actually the first solo exhibition in a museum in the United States for this artist, Coulter said. Although he was born in Saigon, Gia Nguyen studied art during his college years in Orlando before making his way back to his current home in Ho Chi Minh City. Gia Nguyens work consists of window grates made from wood instead of the usual metal which are painted with different scenes of the Vietnamese landscape. But Gia Nguyen doesnt leave it at just that. After painting his landscape, Gia Nguyen slowly chisels away at the thin wood to create intricate patterns that are seen in the window grates on homes in Ho Chi Minh City. It sort of reinvents the traditional viewing experience at the museum, and there is a familiarity to the windows but there is also something that is very intriguing, Coulter said. And the way that they are displayed creates a really unique experience in a museum setting. On display at Cornell


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 3 266378 FRIDAY, JUNE 1MARK ZAUSS 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Mark Zauss is internationally recognized as a trumpet soloist, clinician and recording artist. He is a full-time trumpet player for Walt Disney World at the Magic King dom with the Main Street Philharmonic. He also performs more than 100 events annually with his own bands. Zauss is also an artist for the Schilke Corporation for his trumpet and Warburton Music Products for his mouthpiece. Zauss performs a diverse spectrum of musical styles including be-bop, straight ahead jazz, big band, Dixieland, commercial and studio lead trumpet. Joining Zauss for tonights concert will be Je Phillips on piano, Doug Mathews on bass, Greg Parnell on drums and Jonathan Cestero on saxophone. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter. com.SUNDAY, JUNE 3MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland. The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will perform Latin-themed music under direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Eric Mendez. Tickets are $10 and are available on or at the door. Selections include: El Cumbanchero, Malaguena, Latin American Symphonette and more. For more information, visit, JUNE 5AUDITIONS FOR FLORIDA FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suites B & C, Winter Park. Central Floridas only professional musical theater will hold auditions for the second annual Flor ida Festival of New Musicals. The festival has been created by the playhouse to advance and elevate the genre of musical theater by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The four-day festival will showcase six brand new, never-before-produced musicals. One act of each musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Auditions are by appointment only. Call (407) 645-0145 to schedule an audition time. For the list of productions and the detailed cast/character breakdowns, visit winterparkplay, click on Get Involved and Auditions.FRIDAY, JUNE 8BETTY FOX BAND 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Fox returns to the Bamboo with her soulful, sultry, bluesy mix. With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent. Fox was the 2015 representative of the Suncoast Blues Society, an Inter national Blues Challenge Finalist and two-time winner of Creative Loangs Best of the Bay. The band has opened for artists such as Mavis Staples, Lucky Peterson, Jimmy Thackery, Marcia Ball, Southern Hospitality,and The Meter Men. Featuring Josh Nelms on guitar, Barry Williams on bass, and Tony Cintron on drums. Tick ets are $15. For more information, visit HONKY TONK ANGELS Through Sunday, June 10, at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Or ange 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 deter mined 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 show times, 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. 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 existing 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.THIS WEEK Courtesy photo by Savannah Lauren


4 ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 ALL THE RIGHT MOVES While the clouds and rain swept through College Park Sunday, May 20, Movement Arts Dance and Aerial Studio put on a show in the auditorium at Edgewater High School. In Broadway Alive, the studio put on a two-and-one-half hour, year-ending show that included 44 songs from a slew of Broadway plays such as Cats, School of Rock and West Side Story. And because it was nal show of the year, the programs seniors were honored with owers and praise as their mothers joined them on stage. TROY HERRING Above: Gina and Ellixis Hatch participated in a special motherdaughter dance routine during the show. Left: Kids danced to a song from the Broadway version of The Wizard of Oz. Above: The students of Movement Arts Dance Studio showcased their dancing, ballet and singing skills throughout the night. Right: Dancers performed many Broadway hits during a two-andone-half-hour show. Dressed in their colorful outts, dancers participated in 44 dierent songs from a variety of Broadway shows. ONLINESee more at


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 5 r rfnttfhappinessbbbfexcellence. rffntrbfr trftnfft ff ft ffrrrrf ffffftf rfr tntrb 276563 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORHistory has never been kind to the women of the art world. In a generally male-dominated realm, women often have been overshadowed and overlooked often solely playing the role as an artists muse. With this struggle throughout art history in mind, freelance artist Adrienne Lee is looking to help right the ship her own way as she bring her upcoming class, From Muse to Master: Celebrating Women Artists, to those at the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning. In light of a lot of trends in pop culture I try to stay on top of things like that, because I feel like that is a part of art history and that my goal is to really focus on how the past ties into the present, Lee said. I really noticed that it was time to start highlighting a lot of women artists who are typically and unfor tunately overlooked throughout art history. I teach a class also on Frida Kahlo, the artist from Mexico, and those are some of my most well attended classes and lectures, so I thought I would do a bit more of highlighting women artists, she said. Although this new class is only a month long taking place every Wednesday from June 6 through June 27 there will be a lot of information packed into each oneand-a-half-hour session, Lee said. The first session will start with the Middle Ages; the sessions continue to forward through the modern era. Lee said the research she performed for the series was fascinating. I found so many (artists) that I was like, Oh great, now I just have to pick a few that I really want highlight and hope that it inspires people to keep researching and finding more and more of these amazing artists, Lee said. I also tried to pick a few that people would recognized, and in our middle session where we talk about impressionism and modern art, we do talk about Mary Cassatt a well known female impressionist and we talk about Georgia OKeeffe a little bit. But we also try to tie it in with other information that people may not necessarily know like in the modern art portion of this we talk about some famous men but also the talent that their wives had, she said. They had their own art careers that were overshadowed by the large personalities of their husbands. Although Lee is a practicing artist in Central Florida, she graduated with a degree in art history from Florida State University and works as a freelance art historian researching and giving lectures throughout the area that focuses on art and art history. Although Lee does lectures on many different topics relating to art history, she really enjoys shar ing and educating people on the importance of women in art. It was after one of her lectures when an attendee mentioned that she would be a good fit at the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning. The center, which offers a number of courses and certification programs designed for adults age 50 and older, offered Lee a chance to teach a spring class on Kahlo. So far Im loving it, and any one associated with it has been so helpful and nice, Lee said. Their kindness is really touching and helpful, because it makes you feel like youre a part of this amazing program. Im hoping to just keep From muse to master FROM MUSE TO MASTER: CELEBRATING WOMEN ARTISTS WHEN: Wednesdays June 6 through June 27 WHERE: Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park INFORMATION: (407) 646-1577 or lifelonglearning@ rollins.eduIn her upcoming class, Adrienne Lee will explore the important role of women throughout art history.going. Lee said she also hopes to schedule some more classes going for ward, though right now she is incredibly excited for Junes class. My first hope is that they have a whole new appreciation for art in general, Lee said. I want people to think that art is always around them at all times in pop culture, on social media, whatever it is, art is around you all the time. I also hope that with Muse to Masters that people start seeking out women artists deliberately, she said. There are always more, and you might connect with somebody that you discover on your own and thats what I always want people to do keep looking, keep researching.Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of ArtLydia Crotcheting in the Garden at Marly, by Mary Cassatt.


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The American Society of Interior Designers North Florida Chapter put on a fashion show for a good cause Tuesday, May 29. Titled Design, Art, Fashion, the show had a quartet of models walk down the runway at the AXIOM art gallery to raise money for students interested ASIDs student scholarships and programs. Guests sipped wine, bid on auction items and waited for the rae aer the show. HARRY SAYER FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Pediatric Congenital Heart Associations Congenital Heart Gala. 10.Franklins Friends Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. 11. By design Clockwise from above: Megan Meehan wore a colorful hat. Kelly Greenwood carried a stylish bag. Amanda Fiorelli was all smiles. ASID board member Ariel Cox, school member Natalie Pastor and ASID board member Mary Franks had a lovely time. Erin Ashley posed for the camera.


8 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 276613 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERJohn Gabriel says he isnt much of a night owl sleeping is often the only time his body stops shaking. You get fatigued, Gabriel said. If I told you that you gotta shake your leg and your arm the whole day, and you cant stop, it has its way of wearing on you. Gabriel is the former general manager for the Orlando Magic and has spent more than 35 years working in the basketball industry. Hes worked with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Knicks and helped the Magic reach the NBA finals during his decade-plus spent with the team. But the Winter Park resident has spent the last six years doing something else as well living with Parkinsons disease. I was in my third year (with the New York Knicks) and was home in the offseason and noticed my ring finger quiver, but didnt think anything of it, Gabriel said. That led to additional symptoms. But like every one who goes through it, you realize youre not alone. You let people know. You start with your family and then youre immediate friends. I found I could continue to work part-time. Gabriel has significant body tremors, particularly on his left side. He said his metabolism and digestion has slowed, and he rests frequently throughout the day to compensate. He takes medicine every three-and-a-half hours, although it loses effectiveness as the day goes on. Dystonia, a side effect from the medication, causes Gabriel to sway uncontrollably. Gabriel said he relies on a community of friends and family he has cultivated over the years, including Anissa Mitchell, Alex Martins, Jeff Weltman, John Hammond and Brian Grant. He recently returned to the Orlando Magic as an executive adviser, a position he said suits both his schedule and his condition. I dont have to rebound basketballs for guys practicing jump shots or guard guys, he said. But hopefully, I bring something in an intellectual property, my experiences and wisdom to the table from being in the league 35 years. Hes using those same connections to help others living with his disease. Gabriel is a board member and ambassador for the Parkinsons Association of Central Florida, a group dedicated to raising funds for Parkinsons research. The board, comprising about 10 people closely familiar with Parkinsons either by family or personally, is a smaller affair than groups such as the National Parkinsons Association. But Gabriel prefers that hes close with many of them. Marti Miller, president of PACF and whose husband has Parkinsons, is Gabriels neighbor. One prerequisite (for Par kinsons Association of Central Florida) is that they have an association no matter how far removed in their life to someone with PD, Gabriel said. We have a lawyer, a financial adviser, people (who) work along with Florida Hospital. And a good thing is that the lions share of the money we raise stays in Central Florida. Recently, Gabriel presented PACF with a $250,000 check an amount generated largely through the groups Walk for Par kinsons fundraiser which was then gifted to the Florida Hospital. The event, held in Altamonte Springs Cranes Roost Park in April, raised more than $100,000 for the cause. Another walk is scheduled for April 2019. Gabriel stays active to keep his body in condition and makes sure to either work out or run throughout the week. An avid runner before his diagnosis, Gabriel slowly made his way back to running three miles at the time. Hes excited for next years Parkinsons Walk and to continue helping people in his community. It may be the beauty of certain ailments and diseases, particularly those that arent immediately life-threatening is that you dont really remember that it was any different (before), Gabriel said. Youre not alone. Theres people going through the same thing, through other movement disorders. As it is in life, you really dont enjoy something to its fullest until you can share it. To be able to share my time and utilize whatever platform I still have with the team recognition people think its closed doors, but its really opened up new ones and new opportunities.The ultimate assist Former Orlando Magic General Manager John Gabriel has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Parkinsons disease research. PARKINSONS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL FLORIDAWEBSITE: PHONE: (321) 348-7223 VOLUNTEER: parkinsoncf. org/volunteer/ INFORMATION: BLACK TIEJohn Gabriel has lived with Parkinsons Disease for almost seven years. Harry Sayer


ARTS + CULTURE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 9 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 July ......................... .June 14 August ................... July 12 September .......... August 9DONT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE NEXT ISSUES! BALDWIN PARK LIVING 276561 276316 PUBLIC NOTICENotice is hereby given that public hearings will be held by the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida, on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 401 Park Avenue, South, to consider the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 58 LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ARTICLE III, ZONING SO AS TO ADOPT NEW ZONING REGULATIONS CHANGING THE PERMITTED, CONDITIONAL AND PROHIBITED USES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS WITHIN THE CITY BY ADOPTING A NEW MEDICAL ARTS ZONING DISTRICT AND AMENDING THE MULTI-FAMILY (R-3) DISTRICT AND PARKING LOT (PL) DISTRICT AS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES DOCUMENT, DATED APRIL 24, 2017; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Additional information is available on the Citys website at so that citizens may acquaint themselves with each issue. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (F.S. 286.0105) Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerks ofce (407-599-3277) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. /s/ Cynthia S. Bonham, City Clerk, MMC DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Kellers dream for humanity is the guiding principle of 100 Women Strong, a giv ing circle at the Central Florida Foundation. And at the helm of the circle are two Windermere residents: Avani Desai and Leslie Hartog. Giving circles differ from the fundraising methods of many nonprofits in that the funds come from the circle members themselves. Each member of 100 Women Strong contributes $1,100 annually, and together, they research local source problems and devise a plan to solve them. The goal is to find the root cause of problems local women and children are dealing with and then focus on a lasting solution. Rather than throwing money at a symptom, Hartog said, the women in the giving circle put their heads together to analyze the best possible solution. We vote on our area of focus and then have a research team and a grants team do the research on the root cause and the project we want to support, said Har tog, 100 Women Strongs cochair. We work with experts in the community and different nonprofits. Were about collaborating with the community, working with the experts and figuring out, How do we fix it? Hartog got involved with 100 Women Strong about two-anda-half years ago and met her co-chair, Desai, when she joined shortly after. Hartog is the cofounder and CEO of Community Seal, and Desai is the president at Schulman & Company. Were both fairly new to the organization, but when we joined the woman who had started it had moved away from Central Florida and after that the membership had waned, so they were down to about 17 members when I joined, Hartog said. We got ourselves organized when I joined and Avani became my co-chair after she joined and we started doing some recruiting. Our goal is to get back up to 100 women, and were about up to 70. Weve been doing a lot of growing and making sure that we have things for everyone networking events, our award ceremonies, several teams people can join but at our core we look for source problems in the community.CIRCLE OF SECURITYFor the last two years, 100 Women Strong has focused its efforts on early-childhood education. The project Circle of Security focuses on positively affecting the social and emotional development of children ages 3 to 5 who live in or come from high-risk situations. One of the statistics that drove the group to focus on this was when it found out how many children are being expelled from preschool, Hartog said. In high-trauma areas the preschool expulsion rate is actually higher than in middle and high schools. Additionally, according to the Early Learning Coalition in Orange County, 45% of local children are not socially or emotionally ready for kindergarten. Its really just how they deal with stress, and how they inter act with their peers and adults in their lives is not healthy and certainly not preparing them for kindergarten, she said. That affects their reading scores (and eventually) graduation rates. We focused on private preschools in the Pine Hills area, because its considered a high-trauma area. Kids who have been through trauma, its difficult for them to be emotionally ready for school. The project focuses on building relationships so that a child in a teachers care will feel safe and secure to explore and come ready to learn. It revolves around finding the root cause of nega tive behavior what the childs needs are and how they can be met. The teachers have a better way of understanding the children and their needs and why theyre behaving the way they are, Hartog said. The environment these kids grow up in is not a very safe and secure one, so learning their ABCs is the last thing on their mind.PERFECT PARTNERSAs a whole, 100 Women Strong is always looking for and researching ways to help the community. Grants are awarded based on the members voting on the projects they feel are most pressing. For Hartog and Desai, being co-chairs and keeping the circle going has been one of the most rewarding experiences. Their skill sets balance each other perfectly. While Hartog said she is more about structure and meeting the needs of the circles members, Desai is connected in the community and has a knack for social media, outreach and networking. Its been terrific because we live close to each other, work well together and have developed a respect and friendship out of it as well, Hartog said. The whole leadership team has really rolled up their sleeves and jumped in and weve been thrilled and honored at how far weve come in the last year.REAL BLACK TIEProblem-solvers Avani Desai and Leslie Hartog are co-chairs of local giving circle 100 Women Strong, a Central Florida Foundation initiative.Courtesy photoWindermere residents Leslie Hartog, left, and Avani Desai are co-chairs of the Central Florida Foundation giving circle 100 Women Strong.We work with experts in the community and dierent nonprots. Were about collaborat ing with the community, working with the ex perts and guring out, How do we x it? Leslie Hartog


10 BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 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 276566 Pediatric Congenital Heart AssociationsCongenital Heart Gala Orlando 2018Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, yet there isnt a lot of awareness surrounding it. This is where the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association comes in. The Orlando branch held its Congenital Heart Gala Saturday, May 12, at the Waldorf Astoria. The evening included silent and live auctions, dinner, stories from pediatric CHD patients and their families and awards. By the end of the night, at tendees had raised $100,000 for PCHA. DANIELLE HENDRIX REAL BLACK TIE ONLINESee more photos at Amy Basken, Jessica Chenevert, Jennifer and David Kasnic and Melissa Radandt were all smiles. Some attendees were asked to take the stage for an intense game of heads or tails as part of the evenings fun activities. Left: Jenna DeGuissepe, James Frost, Emersynn Frost, Cindy Harding, Alexandra Frost and Richard Harding attended as a family. Dr. Nykanen Iguina talked about her son, Lucas, who has CHD.


BLACK TIE | FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 11 276614 REAL BLACK TIE More than 200 petlovers turned out to the Orlando Science Center for the fth annual Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. fundraiser Saturday, May 19 Held by the Franklins Friends nonprot, the event raised money for local animal organizations through a silent auction, a private art sale and more. HARRY SAYERFranklins Friends Unleashed. Uncorked. Unframed. David Gryboski and Jasmine Edwards had a great time together. Chin and Brandy Kim were ready for a fun evening. Tony and Nicole Capitano dressed elegantly. Franklins Friends Vice President Anthony Douglas stopped for a photo with Chloe and Mike Magaldino. Sheila and Andrew Grindle sipped drinks with Katy Ann Beerbower. Right: Kim Peters and Karen Gorczyca dressed up elegantly for the nighttime event. ONLINESee more photos at


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