Winter Park-Maitland observer

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Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
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PROGRAM SEEKS HOST FAMILIES ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in coop eration with community high schools around the country, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18. To become a host family or to nd out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, call the ASSE Southern Regional Oce at 1-800-473-0696 or visit host. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. O bserver WINTER PARK / MAITLAND YOUR TOWN VOLUME 30, NO. 25 FREE FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 Summer campers tee o at golf clinic. SEE 10. EASTERN ART Creald to host silk-painting demo. PAGE 11. Not forgotten HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPOTER The city of Maitlands police department will equip officers with body cameras, joining a growing number of agencies to do so. Its a good investigative tool; it clears up erroneous Maitland police ocers will roll with body cameras Winter Park honored its AfricanAmerican history and heritage at the Juneteenth Celebration, which was held Saturday, June 16, outside the Winter Park Community Center. PAGE 4. The department plans to equip ocers with the new technology by the end of the year. ARTS & CULTURE SEE MAITLAND PAGE 4 TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR Local teenagers Jesse Sutherland and Simeon Hall were sentenced to time in a juvenile facility by a judge Friday, June 15 a little over two months after they were found guilty of manslaughter and battery in the case surrounding the death of 15-year-old Winter Park High School student Roger Trindade. Neither suspect will face time in adult prison despite being tried as adults. Instead, they will be placed in a juvenile facility with more details to be determined. Suspects in Trindade case sentenced to juvenile facility Orangewood camp sweetens summer. PAGE 8. SUMMER SHENANIGANS Jesse Sutherland and Simeon Hall will not serve sentence in adult prison. SEE SENTENCING PAGE 2 Photos by Tim Freed Debra Dykes played the role of Minny the Mule in a storytelling performance. Elder Thomas Floyd, left, Dr. Barry Brandon and Elder Ben Floyd gave a moving performance of Lost But Not Forgotten, written by Winter Park resident Maria Bryant, front.


2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 258966 July 1, 20181 272114 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WONT YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?A documentary about Mister Rogers Fri Sun: 3:30PM, 6:30PM, 9:30PM Mon, Wed, Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:30PM Tues: 6:30PM JULIUS CAESARSat: 11AM E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIALFREE for Kids 12 & Under Sun: 12PM FULL METAL JACKETTues: 9:30PM WINTER PARK FRIDAY, JUNE 22 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 7 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Win ter Park. Dress in costume and do the Time Warp again. This event is free, but register at the Winter Park Public Library web site. Guests must be at least 21 years old and will be provided with appropriate props to use for audience participation. Par ticipants are discouraged from bringing food, liquids, or other props. For more information, call (407) 623-3300. To register, visit WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 CHAMBER CONNECT AT THE WINTER PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Outback Steak house, 1927 Aloma Ave., Winter Park. Leverage your chamber network at this member-exclu sive lunch. Each attendee has the opportunity to showcase his or her business, expertise and services. Attendance is lim ited to one representative per company to maximize member participation and networking opportunities. Cost is $25. For more information and to regis ter, visit SATURDAY, JUNE 30 FLICKS ON THE FAIRWAY 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Winter Park Golf Course, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park. Winter Parks Parks & Recreation Department Family Fun Program, the Winter Park Golf Course and the Enzian Theater have teamed up to plan a movie night at the golf course. Enjoy this free screening of Back to the Future. This event is free of charge, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (407) 599-3342. MAITLAND FRIDAY, JUNE 22 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. SUNDAY, JUNE 24 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Browse through a section of fresh produce and other items at this weekly farmers market in Maitland. For more information, visit Maitland Farmers Market on Facebook. MONDAY, JUNE 25 MAITLAND CHAMBERS EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Maitland Chamber oce, 110 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerces Education Com mittee meets on the fourth Monday of every month. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 HIRING FAIR Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Easy Business Travel, 100 E Sybelia Ave., Suite 217, Maitland. The team is hiring for telemarketing reps. This is a commission-only position in a fun and laid back environ ment. For more information, call Valerie,(407) 427-4249. ORLANDO FRIDAY, JUNE 22 STORYBOOK FUN 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Or lando. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, Story book Fun lasts 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. (407) 835-7323. Judge Jenifer Harris deter mined that Sutherland and Hall both deserve a chance at reha bilitation. Clearly, this is hard on every one involved, and the idea of whats right in this decision Im not sure anybody could do whats right in this case, she said. The juvenile system is there to help children become productive adults with resources that they have, with evidencebased ways that we can do that in society. The adult system is there to punish. The sentencing comes more than 18 months after a violent altercation in Winter Parks Central Park that took the life of Trindade. Reports and testimo nies indicate Trindade was in the Park Avenue area with a friend the night of Oct. 15, 2016. The Winter Park High School student was sitting on a half-wall when another juvenile whom he didnt know sprayed him with a foul-smelling spray as a joke. Trindade and his friend report edly pursued that juvenile. Sus pects Jesse Sutherland, Simeon Hall and a third juvenile con fronted Trindade and his friend in Central Park shortly after, and a punch was thrown that struck Trindade and knocked him to the ground. Roger was later found brain dead in the park. He was put on life support but taken off just days later. Fridays sentencing left the parents of Trindade with an empty feeling. Rodrigo Trin dade, Rogers father, said justice wasnt served and that the suspects were suddenly por trayed as victims defending themselves. It doesnt make any sense what happened today, Rodrigo said. This was a cowards attack. My son was half their size. They attacked him as a gang. They were described now as poor lit tle kids that didnt know exactly what they were doing. This (sentence) sends the message that if youre a juvenile, you can murder and youre going to get away. A third juvenile suspect charged with tampering with a witness and battery was sen tenced in February to a nonsecure residential commitment a residential program for trou bled youths followed by postcommitment probation until his 19th birthday in 2022. Sentencing CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 YOUR CALENDAR


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 3 TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORIt covers a span of about 4.5 acres. Its home to more than 3,000 men and women. Its the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier that travels the globe and keeps the worlds trade routes safe. And it was the place Winter Park High School graduate Jack son Brown called home for about three years. Brown recently was recognized for service to his country in the U.S. Navy, receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at the Navy Office of Community Outreach. The petty officer, second class earned the award for his tour aboard the USS John C. Stennis from 2014 to 2017. During his time on the aircraft carrier, Brown worked as an air traffic controller who supervised air operations. He also led an eight-man team called the air transfer office, which worked with cargo aircraft and escorted passengers on and off the flight deck. His ship sailed out of Washington, about an hour away from Seattle, and traveled all across the Pacific Ocean. The ship deployed to the South China Sea in 2016 and patrolled to ensure maritime safety for the United States and its allies. Brown said it was an honor to be recognized with the award. Its a way of recognizing my time there and everything I did there, Brown said. Its nice to have that recognition. Brown has spent more than four years serving his country in the U.S. Navy. Today he works at the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee, as a mass communication specialist. He tells the stories of the Navy through photography, videography, journalism and graphic design, connecting sailors with their hometown communities. Brown hopes to make the art of storytelling his future career. He is attending University of Memphis to pursue his bachelors degree in journalism. Its all about telling peoples stories, Brown said. I love getting their word out there. Its cool to be able to connect people with each other. We actually go out on trips and interview these people and write up a story to send to their towns. Its really rewarding, because I remember my time on the ship when I was a photographer for a little bit. You walk around with a camera, and you find somebody doing the most mundane of tasks. Then they see you with a camera, and all the sudden, their morning is a little bit brightened, because its somebody coming out to recognize them. Browns own story was shaped growing up in Winter Park. His family moved to the area when he was about 10 years old. He attended Brookshire Elementary School and grew up alongside his brother and sister, with all three of them playing sports in the area. He remembers Friday nights at Showalter Field during his highschool days and sitting in the packed stands. The community is great, and the people are great, Brown said. I had a lot of cool life lessons there. Were a big sports family and its a big sports community. Weve all come together and have met a lot of great people that way. At age 18, after graduating in the class of 2013, Brown sought to pursue something greater. He dreamed of being a pilot at the time in the U.S. Navy and serving his country. I was just looking for a sense of direction, and thats kind of what it gave me when I left home, Brown said. Its been a really interesting journey just being able to grow into it and grow up in the military. Im very self-driven now, he said. I think the military has taught me the value of that. If you want something, go out and get it. Dont wait for somebody to give it to you. The 23-year-old said the days are slow, but the weeks go by fast on an aircraft carrier. Every sailor finds his or her routine, but life can be hectic and busy at times with 16to 18-hour days. I take pride in being able to see that my family is safe and that all my friends families are safe, Brown said. Were out here doing our thing that allows everybody back home to enjoy everything that they enjoy. TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORYears of wonderful memories have taken place at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park, but the buildings final event is giving locals a chance to relive them all. Winter Park residents will say goodbye to the civic center at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. They also are invited to participate in a celebration of love at We Still Do, a wedding vow renewal ceremony and farewell celebration set for Saturday, July 14, at the center. The city welcomes back any one who celebrated their cer emony or reception at the center, but any couple is welcome to come renew their vows regardless of where they were married. That day of celebration is also open to the general public. City Manager Randy Knight will be officiating the ceremony, and the Winter Park Public Library is collecting photos for a special slideshow to showcase your civic center celebrations from years past. The celebration also will include music, childrens activities in a special Family Fun Zone, and food and drinks from the civic centers devoted caterers. It will be the final event held at the facility that has served the community for 32 years. The civic center is set for demolition toward the end of the year to make way for a new state-ofthe-art library and event center. The civic center is a site that means a lot of different things to so many people, Winter Park Director of Communications Clarissa Howard said. What we did realize is that there were many events held there that were actually weddings or wedding receptions. We were talk ing with our city management and our assistant city manager and recommended the idea of exploring doing wedding vow renewals to celebrate the history making and lifelong memories of the civic center. The venue is a special place for city information technology assistant director Sujay Sukhadia. Its where he and his wife, Hiloni, were married Dec. 13, 2015. They will be among the many couples coming to the final event to renew their vows. The civic center holds a special place in our heart and holds memories that will remain with us for decades to come, Sukhadia said. I have been working with the city for over 10 years. I visited the civic center on so many occasions before our wedding. I had always wished to get married here. So in a way, the venue was decided before I met my wife. When my wife and I decided to get married, I brought her here to show her around the venue, and she fell in love with it. It was just how she had imagined. Event organizers also hope to leave a lasting impression in another way. This, hopefully, we anticipate to be the largest public wedding vow renewal ceremony in Winter Park and maybe Orlando and maybe the state, Howard said. Sukhadia said he knows the new facility is coming soon but said its also hard to say goodbye to the current building. We will miss this place for sure, he said. I am sure the new facility is going to (be) an improved venue, but lots of memories are attached with (the) existing building.City plans one last hurrah at Rachel D. Murrah centerThe Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center will host an opportunity for wedding vow renewals. IF YOU GOWE STILL DO FAREWELL CELEBRATION FOR THE RACHEL D. MURRAH CIVIC CENTER WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14 WHERE: Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park INFORMATION: bit. ly/2M4NITC RSVP: All couples are asked to asked to RSVP by Friday, June 29, to history@wppl. org or (407) 623-3300. SHARE YOUR MEMORIES You can share your memories by emailing them to the library at history@wppl. org or scan your original prints at the library, located at 460 E. New England Ave. The Winter Park Public Library also will scan photos at the event itself for their history collection.Winter Park grad earns military achievement medalWinter Park native Jackson Brown spent three years on the USS John C. Stennis.Courtesy photoPetty Ocer Second Class Jackson Brown, left, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Lt. Commander Brett Dawson.I was just looking for a sense of direction, and thats kind of what it gave me when I left home. Its been a really interesting journey just being able to grow into it and grow up in the military. Jackson Brown Courtesy photoSujay Sukhadia and his wife, Hiloni, are one of many couples who said I do at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center.


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND O bserver 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights Reserved Observer Media Group Inc. 1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468 Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David Beliles Publishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life Magazine, Season Magazine WINTER PARK/ MAITLAND OBSERVER The Winter Park/Maitland Observer (USPS #00-6186) is published by the Observer Media Group, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, Fl., 32789. Pe riodical postage paid at Winter Park, Florida. POSTMASTER send ad dress changes to the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. TO ADVERTISE For display or digital advertising, call Publisher Jackie Fanara at (407) 401-9929. For classied advertising, call (407) 401-9929. Our fax number is (407) 656-6075. LEGAL ADVERTISING To place a legal notice for Orange County, please call Kim Martin at (407) 654-5500 or email to SEND US YOUR NEWS Let us know about your events, celebra tions and achievements. Send your infor mation via email to Michael Eng, meng@ Mailed letters must be typed and include the authors signature and phone number. Letters to the editor are subject to editing. TO SUBSCRIBE The Winter Park/Maitland Observer is published weekly, on Fridays. Subscrip tions are $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County). To subscribe for mailed home delivery, call (407) 401-9929; email to; visit; or visit our oce, 180 S. Knowles, Winter Park, FL, 32789. Publisher / Jackie Fanara, Executive Editor / Michael Eng, Design Editor / Jessica Eng, Associate Editor / Troy Herring, Associate Editor / Tim Freed, Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, Black Tie Reporter / Harry Sayer, Multimedia Sales Executive / Laura Rubio, Administrative Assistant / Janice Carrion, Creative Services Administrator / Marjorie Holloway, Creative Services Coordinator / Christine Galan, Advertising Graphic Designers / Thom Gravelle, Shawna Polana, Luis Trujillo, Allison Wampole officer complaints, spokesman Lt. Louis Grindle said. We dont receive a whole bunch of them during the year anyway, but the ones we get we can clear up with body-cam footage and clear out much quicker. It helps the agency quite a bit, and a lot of it is that theres just no good reason not to do it right now. The department is busy draft ing an official policy and, follow ing training, plans to equip patrol officers and school-resource officers with the new technology by the end of the year. Grindle hopes the new equip ment will increase the level of transparency between the police department and Maitland resi dents. Any time you have an inter action with someone, youre not going to be able to recollect everything, he said. Even on the citizens end. You may leave out certain steps or you may not rec ollect the whole stop or what the conversation was. Whether it was a traffic stop or whatever it might be, thats where the body cameras are going to come into play. The department has discussed equipping officers with the new technology for some time, but the conversation heated up in 2018. Although the department originally decided the programs cost which included storage, evidence maintenance, video and data storage, reallocating staff was too steep, officials ultimately found an acceptable way to pay the bill. The initiative will be funded through forfeitures and seizures. The program will cost $213,000, which includes hardware, stor age, software and more. It will be paid in installments over the next five years, according to Grindle. Although no specific vendor has been selected by the depart ment, the department is hoping to avoid the issues other depart ments have had with their body cameras and find a model with a battery charge of 12 hours the typical duration of a patrol offi cers shift. Maitland typically has 20 to 25 patrol officers on road patrol split among four or five rotating shifts. Maitland police have a history of using cameras in police work several patrol vehicles have dash cams but Grindle is hopeful the new tech will specifically benefit traffic stops. I honestly dont think that once the officers have (the camer as) for a period of time itll just be second nature to them, Grin dle said. Its going to be another tool on their tool belt. Technology is moving forward officers use laptops in their cars when we used to use pen and paper. Maitland joins Kissimmee and other Central Florida depart ments in embracing the tech nology. The city of Winter Park, however, rejected a measure to implement body cameras as part of their financial plan in August 2017, citing public safety budget ing issues and the possibility of raising taxes. Maitland approves body cameras CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 W inter Park residents gathered to celebrate the citys rich AfricanAmerican history at the June teenth Celebration on Saturday, June 16, outside the Winter Park Community Center. The event included a live performance of Lost But Not Forgotten, a reenact ment that tells the stories of inuential Winter Park gures Gus Henderson, Walter Simpson and Frank Israel. The celebration also featured live mu sic, an art project for children, and other historical story telling performances. TIM FREED Steel drummer Marvin Burnett played throughout the day. Felicia Chukwuneke and Chibuikem Onyeji, 6, created artwork by pressing paper onto carved templates covered in paint. Happy Juneteenth! Dr. Barry Brandon played the role of Gus Henderson in a performance of Lost But Not Forgotten. Elder Thomas Floyd took the microphone as Walter Simpson in a historical reenact ment. Elder Ben Floyd played the role of Frank Israel during the event. Board Member Valada Flewellyn, of the Creald School of Art, shared a couple of poems with the audience. Hannibal Square Heritage Center Manager Barbara Chandler emceed the event.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 5 Its summertime! A cool splash in the pool, boogie boarding at the beach, sunbathing and weekend outings are prime times for sunburns. Before you head outdoors this summer, be sure to protect your skin against damaging sun, which can lead to melanoma. Remember not all sunscreens are the same. Here are some tips to make sure you and your family can enjoy the outdoors while protecting yourself from the Florida sunshine: Look for broad spectrum protection. Sunscreens with this on the label protect against both UVA and UVB rays, which not only helps prevent sunburn but also skin cancers, wrinkles and premature aging. Use SPF 30 or higher. The higher the SPF number, the more protection you have from the sun. However, the higher you go, the out about 97 percent of rays while SPF 100 about 99 percent. Water resistant doesnt mean waterproof. No sunscreens are waterproof or sweat proof. Look for water resistant sunscreens and check the label for how long they Reapply at least every two hours. If youre swimming and sweating, you should reapply more often. Dont forget, when you towel yourself dry your sunscreen can rub off, so you should put more on. Use enough. Most adults need a full ounce of sunscreen to fully cover all exposed areas of skin. Thats cover the palm of your cupped hand. Check expiration dates. Sunscreen loses its effectiveness when it starts to separate, which happens two to three years after it was made. Throw out any products that are expired or have changed texture or appearance. Let it soak in. Allow 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the product before going outside. Dont forget your lips. Many people forget to protect the delicate skin on their lips when out in the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your lips or use lip balm with SPF 30 protection. While sunscreen allows us to safely enjoy the outdoors more, you shouldnt rely on it alone. Its important to cover up with clothing that protects you from the sun including a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays. Also, take a break from the sun and enjoy the shade when possible especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun is directly overhead. HEALTH OBSERVED By Carol Lemerond, ARNP, Florida Blue Nurse Practitioner (352) 242-6800 Clermont (321) 441-2020 Winter Park Carol Lemerond is a nurse practitioner at the Florida Blue Centers in Winter Park Village and inside the Clermont Wal-Mart, where she teaches free health and wellness classes that are open to the public in addition to providing health coaching and assessments. Health Observed allows brands and businesses to connect directly with the Observers readership and participate in the conversation by creating engaging content on the Observers digital publishing platform. For more on Health Observed, email us at All Sunscreens Are The SameProtect Yourself From Summer Sun 272077 rfnrtbwhen becomesI DO I' M D ONE. NEXT-IN-LINE when theONE-IN-CHARGEbecomes theNEXT-IN-LINE ONE-IN-CHARGE when be c om e s when theONE-IN-CHARGEbecomes theNEXT-IN-LINE GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORThe Orange County Animal Ser vices shelter, which usually reaches capacity during the summer months, has reached capacity for the first time this year. Although the shelters policy is to avoid turning away animals, it is heavily relying on foster homes and local animal-rescue organiza tions to help. But, as some county residents are finding out, most of the local animal-rescue organizations also are full this year. According to Diane Summers, OCAS communications manager, animal shelters usually receive the highest volume of impounds from June to August because of the feline breeding season. In May alone, the shelter received 649 dogs and 1,137 cats. As Orange Countys only openadmission shelter, no animal in need is ever turned away, Summers said. As a result, we receive approximately 50 pets each day, but during our summer months that number rises and can some times surpass 100 impounds in a single day, the highest percentage of which will be kittens. At the moment, we have no vacant kennels in our general population area and as a result have determined that we are at capacity for the first time this year. According to the OCAS website, the Orange County shelter received a total of 17,387 cats and dogs in 2017 9,751 of which were cats. Of those animals, 8,412 were adopted, 1,332 were taken by local animal-rescue groups, and 1,591 were returned to their rightful owners. Other animals were either relocated, released as part of the OCAS Community Cats Initiative or escaped the shelter. Summers said there is no precise number for the shelters capacity and added OCAS determines capacity based on both kennel population and available space in the facility. Whenever the shelter reaches capacity, it reaches out to the community for help via social media and renews efforts to promote adoptions and have more residents become foster parents. Currently, the shelter has 225 foster homes and about 300 pets currently in foster care, Summers said. Typically, about 100 animals are being cared for in foster homes during the shelters off-season and about 300 during its peak season. Courtesy photoTwo-year-old Argentina (A405202) is ready to go home. She is available at Orange County Animal Services, 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando.Orange County shelter reaches capacity, seeks community help ANIMALRESCUE ORGANIZATIONS Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando A New Beginning Pet Rescue Rescuing Animals in Need Paradise For Pets Rescue Pet Rescue by Judy Polka Dogz Pet Rescue A Better Life Pet Rescue Poodle and Pooch Rescue Florida Little Dog Rescue Cats in Knead Inc. Houndhaven Inc Barkies Legacy Orlando Bully Rescue Kindness For Cats Candys Cat Save The Strays Mist Animal Rescue, Inc LovelyLoaves Sanctuary Cat-Can Save A Life A Cause for Pas WedgeField Kitty Project South Lake Animal League Hands Helping Paws The Pixel Fund Sning Snouts Pitbull Rescue Family Forever Pet Rescue in ApopkaLocal animal-rescue groups also are full because of kitten season, leaving residents struggling to nd a place for stray animals.


6 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 1928 Herbert W. Holm was the last remaining Founding Board Member of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. As a trusted investment advisor to Edyth Bush and the Foundation, Herb worked quietly behind the scenes to advance Mrs. Bushs legacy of helping people help themselves. His advocacy for the poor, the disabled and those who needed an education was born out of his personal life and his faith in God. 277645 Buy one entree receive 2ndat equal or lesser valuea 16 large pizzaEntire Check *Must present coupon to receive special offer 1341 Howell Branch Rd. Winter Park407.775.6746 moonlightpizzaanditaliangrill.comfollow us on (407) 775-67461341 Howell Branch Road Winter Park, FL 32789 272461 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORWith the arrival of hurricane season which officially kicked off June 1 comes individual and community-wide preparation. And that preparation is ripe for exploitation by shady companies looking to make money off peoples fears, said Craig ONeil, assistant director of communications for Winter Park. These people that are doing this are preying on people as theyre getting ready for hurricane season and are already thinking of, Oh I need to be prepared, ONeil said. So theyre in the preparation mode already. Although there is no specific number known, ONeil said the Urban Forestry Division has got ten a handful of complaints from residents who have dealt with the questionable businesses. City officials said the companies have been approaching folks in two dif ferent ways: going door-to-door and mailing threatening flyers that claim work needs to be done on trees to make them hurricane proof. The flyers and people going door-to-door also claim if the resident does not take up their ser vices, then they will face fines for violating city code. This isnt the first time this sort of issue has popped up in Winter Park its become an annual issue that surfaces every year, ONeil said. Last year, the Winter Park Urban Forestry Division received a dozen calls from locals about tree service companies around areas such as Winter Park High School and the Winter Park Country Club, as well as Palmer Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Golfside Drive, Old England Avenue and Temple Drive. Between residents being in the mindset of hurricane preparedness and the fact that these companies often have their workers pose as local city officials, the confusion can be enough to trick people into buying services. And the issues dont just stop with a resident being bamboozled. The trees could suffer, as well. In some cases, these companies can compromise the health of the tree by not following best management practices of proper pruning, city officials warned in an official statement. For example, in some instances, companies are using climbing spurs which can be detrimental to the trees health. Not only can the spurs be harmful to the outside of the tree, but also it can lead to the spread of disease and leave vulnerable trees open to infestation. QUESTIONS?Contact the City of Winter Park Urban Forestry Division at (407) 599-3325, or by email at If you need to prune or remove a tree, you can nd an I.S.A. Cer tied Arborist at isa-arbor.comWinter Park ocials warn about shady tree services


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 7 Same-Day Appointments | Call (407) 644-1241 or visit Kirk Hutjens, MD, is now accepting new patients.Florida Hospital Medical Group proudly introduces Dr. Kirk Hutjens, our newest team member at Internal Medicine of Winter Park. Dr. Hutjens is board certied in internal medicine. He has practiced medicine for more than 20 years, and as a physician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was the recipient of an Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. He has a special interest in helping patients eectively manage chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis.Award-Winning Care in Winter Park Member of SPECIALTIES & SERVICESChronic disease management | Coordination of care | Diabetes type 1 and type 2 Elder care | Hypertension | Osteoporosis | Preventive healthcare Internal Medicine of Winter Park 1933 Dundee Drive | Winter Park, FL 32792 18-FHMG-04045 Kirk Hutjens, MD 277405 A day for dadsWinter Park celebrated local dads in style with its Picnic with Father event Saturday, July 16. The citys Family Fun program had lemonade, snacks, mad libs and a tie-decorating activity at the Kraft Azalea Garden. HARRY SAYER Emmalee and Randy Tally worked hard on a Fathers Day tie. Lucas and Andres Mogollon painted their tie. Left: Brianna Cabral and Monterious Loggins brought Monterious Loggins Jr. to the picnic. Shalaura Pinkney and Terrell Foy served lemonade and other drinks. Right: Lelle Waitkus painted her tile while her mom braided her hair. Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851


8 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 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 262150 275216 277258 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 Orangewood Christian campers enjoy fun in the sun Children made friends and had a blast at the summer camps June 18 through 22 at Orangewood Christian Schools Lower School. Activities ranged from a Jedi training camp and escape rooms to crafts and singing and dancing. The camps run through August. TIM FREED Left: Levi Gidus, 8, played soccer with his friends. Below: Eloise Todd, 5; Emma Brice, 7; Gracie Arnold, 8; and Claire Rutland, 8, made some fun memories together at the Orangewood summer camps. Everyone had a great time discovering nature and looking for various insects in the Bugs & Butteries Camp.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 9 277857 rfnttbfftbf TROY HERRING ASSOCIATE EDITOR Not everyone gets to have their name called on draft day, but thats exactly what happened for three former Trinity Prep Saints. During the MLBs three-day draft in Secaucus, New Jersey, Ryan Olenek (2015), Austin Hale (2014) and Slade Cecconi (2018) were picked up June 6 the final day of the draft by the San Fran cisco Giants, Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles, respec tively. The selection of the trio adds MLB picks to a program that has become a solid pipeline to pro ball. Max Moroff (2012) and Billy Cooke (2014) also heard their names called in previous years. The progress has largely come under four-year head coach Trevor Berryhill, who coached both Ole nek and Cecconi at Trinity Prep. Its very special to be at Trin ity Prep, and Im thankful to be the head coach there, and for us to have three players drafted its extremely special, Berryhill said. It goes to show that we might be a small school, but we have a lot of really good baseball talent. Olenek, currently a junior at Ole Miss, was the first of the three taken off the board, when he was drafted by the Giants in the 17th round. Although he generally played roles at shortstop, center field and pitcher during his time at Trinity Prep, at Ole Miss, Ole nek has become the go-to man out in center. Last season, he started in all 53 games 51 in center and two at third-base and became a dominant figure on both sides of the ball. At the plate, Olenek hit for .272 with 25 RBI and three home runs; he also accounted for 23 runs and led the team with 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts. His efforts helped Olenek pick up a spot on the AllSEC First Team and lead Ole Miss to an SEC title and the super regionals where the Rebels fell to Tennessee Tech. Ryan Olenek will be the first player I ever coached at Trinity Prep that was drafted, Berryhill said. He was a senior my first year, and to see him go from the player he was at Trinity to con tinue to blossom in both aspects will always be very special to me. Next off the board was Hale, a senior at Stetson, who went in the 28th round to the Twins. For the Saints, Hale became a force behind the plate, thanks to a strong and accurate arm that could stifle an opposing teams game. He was also a middle-of-the-order kind of batter who swung a big bat. His time at Trinity offered up a chance to play D1 ball for the Hat ters, where he became the starting catcher. On the offensive side of the ball, Hale was a consistent hitter, with a career average of .257 to go along with his 85 RBI and nine homers. His efforts helped lead the Hatters to the super regionals this year. Although Berryhill didnt get to directly coach Hale during his time at Trinity Prep, he was famil iar with the young catcher and has kept in touch with him. My first head coaching job was at Father Lopez, and we use to always play home-and-away games against Trinity Prep, so I coached against him when he was in high school, Berryhill said. I took over in 2015 he graduated in 2014 but he would come back hit in the cages and hit in the field and would do a bunch of stuff in the offseason, so we definitely kept in touch and have a good rela tionship. Recent grad Cecconi got the call in the 38th round that he had been selected by the Orioles although Berryhill said he turned down the offer and will be sticking to his current course of continuing his baseball career at the University of Miami in the fall. Although his senior season at Trinity Prep had the young pitch er focus mostly on the offensive side of the ball where he batted .388 and led the team in homers with six total Cecconi will go to Miami as a pitcher. Its a decision that makes sense when you consider that as a junior, Cecconi pitched 40 innings going 6-1 while striking out 70 and walking a half dozen. In his senior season, he picked up multiple honors, including being named a Perfect Game AllAmerican, as well as an Under Armour All-American. Ive had Cecconi since he was a freshman, so he is also special in a way that he was in the first graduating class I was with for four years, Berryhill said. To see him grow both as a person and player and size he was 5-foot-9 when I got to Trinity, and now he is about 6-foot-4. This wont be the last time that Slade is drafted. Although Berryhill wouldnt give up too many secrets as to how Trinity Prep has become a MLB pipeline, he did say that a big part of it is the players themselves. Clearly if you are drafted, youre in a very upper echelon class of baseball players and you have to be talented, but you also have to have some drive and all of these guys, they have something different, Berryhill said. Theyre not just really good they work really hard. Trinity Prep trio shines at MLB Draft Ryan Olenek, Austin Hale and Slade Cecconi all were selected during the 2018 MLB Draft. Its very special to be at Trinity Prep, and Im thankful to be the head coach there, and for us to have three players its extremely special. It goes to show that we might be a small school, but we have a lot of really good baseball talent. Coach Trevor Berryhill Ryan Olenek Austin Hale Slade Cecconi


10 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 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. 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ARTS + CULTURE FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COM Marianna Ross: Im hoping that theyll try something dierent in their art. I want them to enjoy it. The beauty of Batik Local artist Marianna Ross will be giving a demonstration of her silk painting that traces its roots back to an ancient Indian art form. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR W ork inspired by an ancient art style from Southeast Asia still lives on to this day and its on full display at the Creald School of Art. Maitland painter Marianna Ross will be giving an art demonstra tion on silk painting on Sunday, June 24, at Creald School of Arts Showalter Community Gallery. The event will offer an opportu nity for attendees to learn about the unique craft. At the demo held within her current exhibit on display at Cre ald through July 28 Ross not only will be showing some of her techniques and sharing the his tory of the art form, but also she will give guests a chance to try it themselves. Its fun just hand them a brush and say, Here, she said. THE PROCESS The creative process for Ross all begins with ink wash sketches of something she sees in her daily life maybe a piece of bark she saw during a walk or a root dug up from her yard. Ross then replicates the IF YOU GO MARIANNA ROSS ART DEMONSTRATION WHEN: 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 WHERE: Cre ald School of Art, Showalter Commu nity Gallery, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park FOR MORE INFOR MATION : crealde. org Maitland painter Marianna Ross currently has an exhibit on display at Creald School of Art. It runs through July 28. SEE EASTERN PAGE 13


12 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 As the ocial magazine of Central Floridas upscale Baldwin Park community for more than 12 years, Baldwin Park Living is directly mailed monthly to more than 5,000 residents and businesses, with additional copies being distributed via the association oce and businesses. ADVERTISE OR SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call us at 407-401-9929Email us at DONT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE NEXT ISSUES! BALDWIN PARK LIVING 2781082018 PUBLISHES 1ST WEEK EACH MONTH SPACE DEADLINE COPY DUE August ................... July 12 September .......... August 9 October ................ September 13 November ............ October 11 December ............ November 15 Jan (2019) ............ December 13 Dont miss this opportunity to reach over 26,500 readers each week!Take advantage, space is limited and will sell out quickly.The Observer highlights the best of Winter Park through its weekly Arts & Culture section. Winter Park / Maitland Observer For more information or to advertise, contact Publisher Jackie Fanara at 407-401-9929 or email jfanara@OrangeObserver.com278109 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERIt might seem strange at first to imagine internet photos of Ker mit the Frog and Willy Wonka as touchstones of contemporary art culture. But thats precisely the case freelance artist and art historian Adrienne Lee is trying to make. Lee is teaching an Art History in Pop Culture: How the Internet Changes How We See Art class in July at Rollins College. The monthlong session, held at the Center for Lifelong Learning, will take a closer look at memes, the humor ous and repetitive images that are enormously popular on the inter net. But to Lee, theyre now quite a bit more than that. It taps into this idea that we all have a sense of, Oh Ive seen that painting before I dont know who painted it, I dont know when they painted it, but I know Ive seen it before, Lee said. Its almost subconscious. With memes, it plays into this idea that everybody sort of knows the reference, thats what gives that simple image its power. And that goes back in the arts thousands of years with the idea of symbolism. Although some members of the art community can be reticent of the idea that repetitive online images measure up to the works of Andy Warhol and other pop artists, Lee believes they are doing themselves a disservice by ignor ing online cultures impact. Rather than looking at pop culture art from the 20th century, the class poses a different question: What will art historians be look ing at 100 years from today? Lee believes it wont be an easy endeav or. Although much of human history has had clear, defining paths that have marked different art periods, the frenetic and evershifting nature of memes makes a through-line harder to track. When you look at scope in art history, we have to change the way you study it, Lee said. You could study a hundred years the Baroque period, 1500s to the 1700s as a block where things changed, but you could say this is what you expect. Now, its only three weeks that you know what to expect. Any child who has grown up with the internet is familiar with meme culture, but Lee will be teaching to a less-acquainted audience adults age 50 and up. She plans to introduce her students to iconic memes and discuss their unpredictable and unexpected origins. A popular meme of Kermit the Frog sipping tea, for example, was originally a Lipton ice tea marketing campaign in 2014 that quickly shifted into a online shorthand for throwing shade today. She explains while the memes text is always different for various contexts, the image of Kermit gives off an attitude thats recognizable by image alone. Its almost like studying another organism, she said. Because their lifespans are so short and are constantly mutating and evolving, its almost like a germ or virus. As it gets passed along, it mutates and gets tweaked a bit and sometimes become unrecognizable. Lee, who has taught art classes concerning Frida Kahlo and women in modern art at Rollins since March, is looking for a handful of people to join her class. Registration is open until late June. The meme-ing of life Art historian Adrienne Lee will teach a course on meme culture this July at Rollins College. When you look at scope in art history, we have to change the way you study it. You could study a hundred years the Baroque period, 1500s to the 1700s as a block where things changed, but you could say this is what you expect. Now, its only three weeks that you know what to expect. Adrienne Lee IF YOU GOART HISTORY IN POP CULTURE: HOW THE INTERNET CHANGES HOW WE SEE ART WHEN: July 6 to 27 WHERE: Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park WEBSITE: Lee will highlight several popular memes in her class.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 13 Discover ART & NATURE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD THIS SUMMERS PASSPORT TO LEARNING, EXPLORATION & FUN! Visit Albin Polaseks historic home, artist studio and sculpture gardens located on beautiful Lake Osceola, a hidden gem of Winter Park!633 OSCEOLA AVENUE, WINTER PARK, FL 407.647.6294 | POLASEK. ORG MUSIC AT THE CASASundays NOO N-3 P.M.BOOK YOUR EVENT Contact us at 407.628.8200 656 N PARK AVE WINTER PARK, FL CASAFELIZ.US OPEN HOUSETuesdays & Thursdays 10 A.M.-NOO N EXPERIENCE 277987 sketch on a larger scale with char coal, stretches China silk over that drawing and traces it in charcoal onto the fabric. Then, areas of the design are painted with a resist a water-based wax equivalent that slightly alters the shade of the paint. Thats when the watercolors come in combining earthy tones with brilliant, vibrant color. Ross art is inspired by the Indian art form of Batik, which is when fab ric is covered in a resist and dipped into a dye to change the color. Indo nesia also has been known as a hub for the craft and developing it fur ther, Ross said. A WHOLE NEW WORLD Ross first fell in love with art dur ing her years in college at University of California at Santa Barbara. In my first art class, we had to draw the spaces between the leaves of a tree, and I had never even looked at the negative spaces, Ross said. It was like, Oh my gosh, a whole new world. She went on to attend art school at the San Fransisco Art Institute and eventually discovered Batik in 1970 while she was teaching at East ern Washington State University. About 10 years later, she took a workshop on silk painting at Arrow mont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In this tech nique, the paint was applied with a brush instead of dipping the fabric in dye. I always liked fabric, and I always liked watercolor, and I also like to draw, so it all came together really beautifully, Ross said. Ross work has been featured in numerous hotels and build ings across the country, including the Embassy Suites Hotel in Silver Springs, Maryland; the Renaissance Hotel in St. Thomas in the U.S. Vir gin Islands; and just a stones throw away in Walt Disney World. Shes done several large panels for com mercial and residential buildings, and for one building even painted a 840-square-foot silk sculpture. Ross said she hopes the demon stration on Sunday gives visitors an appreciation for color. Im hoping that theyll try some thing different in their art, she said. I want them to enjoy it. Eastern inuence CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 SATURDAY, JUNE 23 ELVIS: ALOHA FROM VEGAS! 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at The Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, Winter Park. See this one-night-only special event an amazing Elivs tribute show featuring David Jericko and The Crew. Relive some of The Kings greatest hits, including Hunka Burnin Love, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shows and more. Net proceeds from the evening will benet the playhouses musical programming. Tickets are $65. For more information, call (407) 645-0145. SUNDAY, JUNE 24 CARIBBEAN AMERICAN H ERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Experience the Caribbean through fashion, culture, food, music and business. This is a wonderful mix ture of a cultural expo and a busi ness expo all under one roof at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. THURSDAY, JUNE 28 POPCORN FLICKS IN THE PARK 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Central Park main stage at Park and Gareld avenues, Winter Park. This lm series features classic lms for the whole family. Bring a blanket, a picnic and some family and friends and come see a view ing of Enchanted. Free popcorn for everyone. Call (407) 629-0054. ONGOING 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 infor mation, 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 Yo semite, 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 monu mental painting, having just received conservation treatment in Miami, will be on view before returning to Vermont. The 1867 oil-on-canvas, al most 10 feet by 15 feet, has not been shown outside the Athenaeum since its rst installation there in 1873. CURATOR TOURS OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANYS LAURELTON HALL 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about Louis Comfort Tianys Long Island estate with a Morse cu rator. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. GALLERY TALKS ON REVIVAL AND REFORM ECLECTICISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY ENVIRONMENT 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about the rich diversity of styles, espe cially in leaded-glass windows, that made up the visual environment of the late-19th century in Europe and America. Space is limited and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more informa tion, call (407) 645-5311. GALLERY TALK ON CELEBRATING 75 YEARS PATHWAYS OF AMERICAN ART AT THE MORSE MUSEUM 11 a.m. Fridays at the Morse Mu seum, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn about the more than 60 ob jects in the exhibition, which include paintings, pottery, art glass, and works on paper. Together the works reect the range of the Morses collection and the values of the Mu seum. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. THIS WEEK TUESDAY, JUNE 26 BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS 7 to 8:30 p.m. for beginners and 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. for intermediates starting Tuesday, June 26, at the Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Keep Winter Park Beautiful presents ballroom dance les sons. Cost is $90 per person per session. This eight-week class is held each Tuesday evening. Arrive 30 minutes early to the rst class to register. Cash or check will be accepted as payment at that door. Students will be introduced to the fox trot, waltz, rhumba, cha-cha and swing. A portion of the proceeds benet Keep Winter Park Beautiful. Text the instructor Stuart Nichols at (321) 662-5565 with questions.


14 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 6-21-18 rfntbt r fntnbr nnn fb frrnt ffn fn f f fnbbr f nn nn b bb n nn btnrnb ntnb n trn rb n n f nnt nr bn ntnn b bn b bnn n fntb n n t nn ntntn n nbn bnbn bn b rbn bb n nr brn nn tn f ffbrn t ftbnb fbr frb fn fnn tnn fn bnn n tbn rn brn nbntn n bnb n f n rr rnn tn r nr frnr f fn nr n n fb n n nn b fb nn n rnb nnn b n ntnn t tbn fn n bnrr frnr n b nn nrb rb n n fnn rn nn rn rn f tn rrb r nbnnb nn b b fnn nn b nn nbnrr ftbnb n n n b tnn fnb nb nbn ntnbn n n rn fnrnn ft nt t rfft r fntbtntt nt r 247842 DANIELLE HENDRIX BLACK TIE EDITOR The need is simple: Veterans and their families need access to private counseling and com munity support. The Camaraderie Founda tion aims to facilitate access to these services and encour ages service members to seek help without feeling judged or isolated by doing so. But the problem is not so simple: There are about 25,000 veterans suf fering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and similar struggles in the state alone and the foundation can currently only support 300 of them. Thats why Neftali Nef Rodriguez, executive director of the foundation, created the Saving Lives, Saving Fami lies campaign. The campaign is running throughout June in accordance with PTSD Aware ness Month, and the goal is to raise $2 million to reach 1,000 post-9/11 veterans and family members who need counsel ing, emotional and spiritual support. We are currently funded to serve 300 veterans; thats good and a great goal, because every year, weve steadily increased, he said. If you look at the sta tistics, Central Florida has the highest density population of post-9/11 veterans. You have one-and-a-half million liv ing in Florida, and out of that, 76,000 are post-9/11. Onethird, or about 25,000, have some type of cognitive read justment issue. Twenty-five thousand, and we can serve 300? Theres a big dynamic there not being captured. Rodriguez got involved with the foundation in March. A 33-year army veteran, he has seen the effects of PTSD first hand with his son. Ive experienced it as a family member, he said. Its something that was near and dear to my heart. PTSD is a family issue too and doesnt affect just the veteran. A lot of the treatment methods involve drugs. Theyve got to tweak and adjust them, and while theyre doing all that, they (veterans) still experience the PTSD, and some get aggra vated with it. At the foundation, 82 cents of every dollar goes directly to the veterans. The foundation also has a database of more than 280 counselors that assist veterans. There is no charge to veterans or families for services provided, including family fun days, counseling, community support and mentor leadership. Through it all, the goal is to get veterans and their families the emotional support they need and to let them know theyre not alone, providing a sense of camaraderie. Theyve done so much for us already, and these guys are coming home trying to tran sition, and I understand, hav ing gone through it myself, Rodriguez said. We come back with a different mentality, and its a different way of doing things, and its difficult for us to fit back in and get people to understand. The thing I like is that Ill have veterans come up and say, Man, you saved my life. I love hearing that, the You guys got me back on the straight and narrow (path) tes timonials. Its all about serv ing the veterans. I dont want to turn anyone way, and thats my mission. CAMARADERIE FOUNDATION 2488 E. Michigan St., Orlando PHONE: (407) 841-0071 WEBSITE: SAVING LIVES, SAVING FAMILIES It costs about $2,000 to survey and provide assis tance to one veteran. With a goal of helping 1,000, the Camaraderie Foundation needs to raise $2 million as part of its Saving Lives, Saving Families campaign. To learn more about the foundation and its cam paign, or to donate or sponsor a veteran, visit mission-mental-health. REAL BLACK TIE Saving lives, saving families The Camaraderie Foundation launched its $2 million Saving Lives, Saving Families campaign this month to be able to assist 1,000 veterans. We come back with a dierent mentality, and its a dierent way of doing things, and its dicult for us to t back in and get people to understand. Neftali Nef Rodriguez


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