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YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLAND FREE FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 Maitland church hosts creative camp. PAGE 7.Fun times at VBSVOLUME 30, NO. 28 Live tunes at Aloma BowlThe bowling alley gives local musicians a unique venue to play. SEE PAGE 10. COMMUNITY BIDS FAREWELL TO CIVIC CENTER10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park. Please join the community as it bids farewell to the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, one of the citys celebratory gathering places. By 2020, this location where the civic center currently stands will be transformed into the citys new state-ofart library and events center designed by internationallyacclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye. Before construction begins on the new facility, the city will host We Still Do, a Farewell Celebration that is open to the public. Couples will also have a chance to renew their wedding vows. You can share your memories by emailing them to the library at or scan your original prints at the library, located at 460 E. New England Ave. The Winter Park Public Library will also scan photos at the event itself for their history collection. For more information, visit bit. ly/2M4NITCYOUR TOWN Winter Park City Commission makes adjustments to mural lawsCity Commissioners eased regulations on wall murals to preserve free speech.Tim FreedArtists who work on the outside of buildings have a little more creative freedom now in Winter Park. TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORFor many artists, the world around us is a can vas. Brick walls and wooden fences can showcase a masterpiece. Public art is an outlet of free speech and thats the exact sentiment Winter Park leaders had in mind with a recent vote. Winter Park City Commissioners removed language from the books at their Monday, July 9 Denning Drive project presses onThe stretch of road from Morse Boulevard to Canton Avenue will be closed during phase three.TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORA project thats reshaping Denning Drive is taking another step forward. Winter Park had a stretch of Denning Drive from Morse Boulevard to Canton Avenue shut down starting Wednesday to allow road work part of an ongoTim Freed Phase three is currently underway for the Denning Drive streetscape project. SEE ROAD PAGE 4 SEE MURAL PAGE 4 Former Orangewood baseball players Michael Gizzi and Jackson Lueck have landed deals in the MLB.TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITOR One of the biggest signs of success for a high school baseball program or any program for that matter is the number of players that reach the next level. For bigger schools this is often not a problem, but for smaller schools it can be a bit more difficult. But despite its size, Orangewood Christian School in Maitland is doing something that many schools its size dont often get to experience seeing its kids make it to the big time. In the most recent MLB draft, which was held in June, Orangewood alums Michael Gizzi (4) and Jackson Lueck () found themselves a team to call their own in the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals respectively. Seeing his former players get picked up by MLB teams is a sight that head baseball coach Scott Hilinski said nev er gets old. I think its awesome just as a coach you become a fan watching guys kind of navigate college and navigate the next steps outside of high school, Hilinski said. Its neat for the program, but its more special for their family and the journey that theyre SEE TWO PAGE 4Courtesy photo by Jeremy EsbrandtFormer Orangewood Ram and FSU grad Jackson Lueck was picked up in round eight of the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Ram page


2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, Georgia Ellison was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suer with for de cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. My mother is 93 now, and Ive watched her suer so much; I just dont want that to happen to me, Ellison said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced signicant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strength-training regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, Ellisons doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like Ellisons dont come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elites trainers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the tness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out of retirement a few years ago to join Elite be cause, he said, he saw the value in what they oered their clients. The equip ment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other, Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Be fore clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. Clients needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals, said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal. The gym also oers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and nds that training there ts quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to t in and I nd them easy to commit to, Bors said. Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elites clients nd an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers oer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum eort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. Many clients dont even change out of oce clothes, Rinehart said. They simply dont need to. Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suers at all. Its been remarkable for me, she said. I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before. The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss, said Bors, which is something we all need as we age.ADVERTORIAL 407-740-7750 1312 Palmetto Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.elitestrengthandtness.comMention this ad for a free consultation. You can schedule this consultation by calling Elite Strength & Fitness at 407-740-7750Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density 279225 WINTER PARKFRIDAY, JULY 13 ST. MARGARET MARY RUMMAGE SALE 8 to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 560 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Come to the annual St. Margaret Mary Church Rummage Sale. There is parking available behind the church. Theyll have clothes, kitchen appliances, electronics, furniture and more. For more information, call (407) 671-4798 or (407) 647-3392. SATURDAY, JULY 14 WE STILL DO 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park. Please join the community as it bids farewell to the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, one of the citys celebratory gathering places. For 32 years, the center has been host to hundreds of weddings, birthdays, anniver saries, bar and bat mitzvahs, monthly meetings, and a variety of other special occasions. By 2020, this location where the civic center currently stands will be transformed into the citys new state-of-art library and events center designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye. Before construction begins on the new facility, the city will host We Still Do, a Farewell Celebration that is open to the public. Couples will also have a chance to renew their wedding vows. 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 will also scan photos at the event itself for their history collection. For more infor mation, visit ICE CREAM SOCIAL Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park. Join the Parks & Recreation Department for a cold sweet treat at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. They will feature two avors of ice cream with tons of toppings to choose from. This is a free event! Call (407) 599-3342. MONDAY, JULY 16 WINTER PARK EXECUTIVE WOMEN SUMMER SOIREE 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16 at 310 Park South, 310 S. Park Ave., Winter Park. Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerces Winter Park Executive Women at 310 Park South for a Summer Soiree! Indulge in a marvelous selection of wine and light bites while connecting with fellow executive women in a fun and relaxed environment. Cost is $35-$50. For more information, call (407) 644-8281. WEDNESDAY JULY 18 WINTER PARK PAINT PARTY 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 18 at Phelps Park, 1200 N. Phelps Ave., Winter Park. The Parks and Recreation Depart ments Family Fun Program invites children kindergarten through third grade to a paint party in Phelps Park. This event is free and open to the public. Call (407) 599-3342.MAITLANDFRIDAY, JULY 13 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. every Friday at Mait land 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, JULY 15 MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday 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. WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 MAITLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MONTHLY LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at the RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando. Come out to the chambers monthly luncheon, held on the third Wednesday of every month. Dave Rothfeld of Creative Sales & Management Inc. will be the guest speaker. For more information and to register, visit business.maitlandchamber.comORLANDOFRIDAY, JULY 13 STORYBOOK FUN 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Friday and Saturday at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5, Story book Fun lasts 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. For more information, call (407) 835-7323. SATURDAY, JULY 14 YOGA AT BARLEY AND VINE BIERGARTEN 11 a.m. every Saturday at Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Washington St., Orlando. Looking for a mix of beer and yoga? Join an hourlong yoga practice with a carton of water and craft beer for $10. For more information, call (407) 930-0960.COLLEGE PARKSUNDAY, JULY 15 COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday at Infusion Tea, 1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Browse local produce and goods at this dogfriendly farmers market in College Park every week. For more information, visit TheCollegeParkFarmersMarket/ MONDAY, JULY 16 FENCING CLASSES 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the College Park Community Center, 2393 Elizabeth Ave., Orlando. Join this developmental and instructional class that teaches the fundamentals of fencing. A fencing class for youth is also available from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Cost is $10 per class. For more information, call (407) 246-4447. YOUR CALENDAR Caring for Winter Parks Pets and Their People Since 19551601 Lee Road, Winter Park (407) 644-2676247851


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 3 272117 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 Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:30PMKidFest Film Series:FREE and open to the public! Visit for full lineupTHE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBADSun: 1PMCOOL RUNNINGSTues: 3PMKIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESSWed: 3PMINNERSPACEThurs: 3PMSaturday Matinee Classics: DAY FOR NIGHTSat: 12PM The Maitland City Council introduced an ordinance amending the Maitland West project during a meeting on Monday, July 9. After a series of proclamations and addressing a few items on the consent agenda, council settled down to hear an amendment concerning the planned development project. According to city documents, the proposed amendment would address the second phase of the mixed-use property on the southeast corner of For est City Road and S.R. 414. The proposed additions to phase two of the project include a roadway connection through a lot in Maitland West, the development of an emergency clinic and restaurant, the modification of the Florida Department of Transportation drainage system and the development of retention ponds. The proposal has already been discussed in city meetings since October of last year. Maitlands DRC and P&Z recommended approval with a few conditions: the citys concerns about a drainage solution must be met, some construction must wait until an eight-foot wall is constructed along the southern property line, each development phase must be proven to be independent and sustainable, and that the emer gency medical center must have a way to properly dispose waste and have its ambulances keep their sirens off on the Maitland West property. Patrick Panza, assistant planning manager for the Commu nity solutions group and representative for the applicant, fielded questions from city staff regarding noise from ambulances and the type of future businesses Maitland West will contain. I cant say the client has any particular uses right now (for business properties) at this moment however wed be look ing for complimentary uses (for a new business). The Council approved the introduction unanimously and will make a final decision on the matter following a public hearing at the July 23 meeting. MAITLAND DONATIONThe City Council and the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools presented an endowment of $8,764 to Maitlands three public schools at the beginning of the meeting. Foundation president Scott Howatt presented a check for $8,764 to be dispersed between Maitland Middle, Lake Sybelia and Dommerich Elementary, who received $2,719, $2,278 and $3,768 respectively. The money will be used for the schools before and after programs. This is such a perfect solu tion for the opportunities that we had, McDonald said. This is a version of home rule for our schools. These folks know what they need for their schools more than we do and Im happy to provide them those choices on an ongoing basis. IN OTHER NEWS Council approved the pig gybacking o of a Volusia County Contract for seasonal worker assistance. The city has been bolstering maintenance sta with contractual labor due to a trades worker shortage and the cost for the remainder of 2018 looks to exceed $50,000, requiring council approval. The city approved a contract with Condor Construction, Corp for the construction of a sidewalk on the north side of Marion Way from Maitland Avenue to Robinhood Drive. The project is expected to cost $63,708 with an extra $1,292 in case of unforeseen conditions.Council advanced a proposal for additions to the Maitland West project. Maitland introduces Maitland West project amendmentThe Foundation for Orange County Public Schools made a presentation of over $8,000 to Maitlands public schools. HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTER NEW TALENT Cincos is in the midst of hiring and training talent ahead of its planned grand opening, but it wont all be new blood Pranzo has brought some sta from his other concepts to bolster the ranks. He also runs the Guy Fieris American Bar and Grill in The Villages and is bring ing over the former general manager Kin Lai and executive chef Stephen Wheeler to spearhead the new operation. HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTER A new California-Mexican res taurant is making its way to Winter Park and doing so in style. Cinco Tacos + Tequila, a restaurant specializing in Cali-Mex cuisine, is taking the place of the Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar at 140 N. Orlando Avenue. We want to be a good neighbor and be an option for diners to come to and enjoy and smile, owner Greg Pranzo said. Thats what were really going for. The new addition to Winter Parks food scene, which Pranzo hopes will have a grand opening September, will have a number of California and Mexican dishes. Pranzo himself is partial to their guacamole, queso fundido with chorizo, korean-fried barbecue, and more. Cincos will also have an array of vegan options like The Impossible Taco a dish Pranzo says walks and talks like meat, but its not. Cincos ingredients and all of the meals they create are made fresh Pranzo is proud to say his new restaurant has a scratch kitchen. Beyond the fresh food, customers checking out Cincos Tacos will experience some theatricality with their meal. The Cinco Burger has its cheese scraped off a cheese wheel by staff in front of the customers while the menu also includes dry-ice margaritas that smoke at the top. Customers also receive a complimentary basket of chips and salsa when they visit, too. Pranzo has a number of franchises and concepts in a few states. Those include a pizza joint in Myrtle Beach, multiple bagel shops, food trucks, and Wahlburgers in several southeastern states. When planning Cincos, Pranzo wanted the exterior aesthetic to match the posh neighborhood feel of Winter Park itself. To that end, the restaurant is covered in a faux ivy material to give it a luxurious look. I like to refer to Winter Park as the Beverly Hills of Orlando, Pranzo said. I think highly of that town and taking that approach, we decided to keep everything in Ivy to give you a good,Beverly Hills, L.A., sort of feel. The restaurant has been coming together for a few months and Pranzo is in the middle of the hir ing process. National Tequila Day will serve both as ribbon cutting and the kickoff for Tequila Tuesdays at the eatery. Pranzo also plans for special Cinco de Mayo events each year. Hes excited for Winter Park to experience everything Cinco has to offer. With (Guy Fieieris American Bar and Grill) everything is scratch-cooking, Pranzo said. To be able to handle a kitchen of that magnitude, we wanted to bring an elevation of taste you need someone strong like Stephen (Wheeler) to be able to handle that.Cinco Tacos + Tequila coming to Winter ParkThe Cali-Mexican fusion eatery hopes to have its grand opening later this year. Harry SayerCinco Tacos + Tequila is taking the place of Carmel Kitchen in Winter Park.


4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 meeting that restricts the size of murals on the outside of buildings throughout the city. Before Mondays meeting, language in the citys codes outlined that artwork painted on a wall shall be limited to one single faade only on the first floor on each side directly facing a street and shall not cover more than 45% of the first floor of that wall or signable area. The City Commission voted to remove that per centage it was first added to the language back in April when Winter Park updated its sign codes. Mayor Steve Leary said the percentage was unnecessary and should be removed. After driving down Fairbanks and I saw the Hunger Street Tacos building and they have a beautiful mural on the side, I just said to myself If someone doesnt like the mural, making it 45% instead of 100% isnt going to make it better, Leary said. I just started thinking about what that 45% means. Are we trying to really gage or impose taste values through size? It didnt seem to make any sense to me. Residents can spot a handful examples of murals throughout the city, including a display of butterflies on the side of The Gar dens at DePugh Nursing Center, among others. While murals are still restrict ed to the first floor of a building, the citys current codes also state that the City Commission may approve larger murals on a caseby-case basis, at a public hearing after notice to adjacent property owners, if such mural art works are exclusively non-commercial in nature and deemed to provide artistic value and benefit to the surrounding area and not just of benefit to the building or business proposing the mural. I dont want three-storyhigh murals, I dont think, unless someone came in for a special exemption, Leary said. City Commissioner Peter Weldon said that giving murals and by extension free speech more flexibility makes sense. My preference always is more speech is better speech, Weldon said. I dont want to be in the judgement business and I dont think the city should be either. If murals are a form of speech and they are and theyre noncommercial, I think the city is actually benefitted by the diversity of those murals. The size of them on a one-story facade is not material and will only be selectively chosen. On the other hand, City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper proposed that murals should potentially be prohibited anywhere within Winter Parks central business district. I dont want to be in the position to dictate taste, but if you just simply say something doesnt belong in this area, then youre not open to saying I like that one, I dont like that one, Cooper said. Leary reasoned that the City Commission basically already dictates taste, adding that if someone were to come in with a mural bigger than 45% of a facade under the previous language, taste would pretty much be the deciding factor on whether its approved. The City Commission ultimately decided to do away with the percentage by a vote of 4-1, with Cooper dissenting. ing project thats converting the four-lane street to three lanes, with the center lane serving as a turn lane. The project makes room for a 10-foot-wide, multi-use trail along the east side. Its all an effort to create a path along Denning thats walkable a positive direction for the city, Public Works Director Troy Attaway said. I think its really important to improve that, Attaway said. Unfortunately in the s and 0s there were roads that were widened in anticipation of some great traffic movement that nev er really occurred. What were doing is reclaiming asphalt thats underutilized and making it more functioned for different modes than cars. The stretch of Denning Drive between Morse Boulevard and Canton Avenue should be closed for roughly two weeks, Attaway said. After a total of six weeks of construction, workers will then move on to the fourth phase of the project from Canton Avenue to Webster Avenue. That section will also be closed for two weeks within a six-week span of construction. The project will then conclude with a final, fifth phase up to Solana Avenue just to widen the existing path along the road. Despite the road getting nar rowed down to three lanes, Winter Parkers shouldnt expect any heavy traffic along Denning, Attaway said. The road carries less than 10,000 cars a day well under the capacity of a four-lane road and even a two-lane road. To put things in perspective, Lakemont Avenue sees 20,000 cars a day, Attaway said. I had no doubt that we could continue to carry the 10,000 cars a day and have no traffic problems whatsoever, Attaway said. We dont anticipate traffic is going to decrease at all, but we dont see any problems with continuing to carry what was here. The project first began back in fall 2017 with a stretch of Denning Drive from Orange Avenue to Fairbanks Avenue. That completed length of road today features some tasteful landscaping with oak trees planted in the medians along the center lane. That choice of landscaping and the narrowing of the road actually makes the street safer, Attaway said, explaining that it makes drivers move slower down Denning Drive. As a motorist you kind of drive whatever speed you feel comfortable at, regardless of what the speed limit says, Attaway said. Studies have confirmed that for many years its kind of the comfit level. A big, wide road makes you feel comfortable going faster, and so by narrowing it down, we feel like subconsciously youre going to look at it and go Its a little tight or narrow, Im going to go slower. Attaway said the Denning Drive project will hopefully be finished by late August. 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 Wampoleon. Its awesome to watch. Lueck, an Orlando native, was picked up in the eighth round (242th overall) by the Royals thanks in part to his strong offensive abilities, which all started back at Orangewood. During his time as a Ram, Lueck who switched up his time behind the plate, at first base and in the outfield was a constant offensive force. Over his three years he racked up a batting aver age of .415, while snagging 60 RBI on 93 hits. His best year offensively saw the slugger hit a high school career best .438, that came along thanks to a high of 42 hits which included six doubles, three triples and two homers. Lueck would take that swat of his to Florida State University where through three years the outfielder would help lead the Seminoles to three straight ACC tournament titles, while being named All-ACC Third Team in 2018 and the ACC Championship MVP in 2017. Hes probably the most disciplined hitter that Ive seen, Hilinski said. Very simple swing, very repeatable swing, good strike zone awareness and plate discipline hes just a guy that has that swing that, no matter what level he plays at, he is just going to be that .300 hitter. Gizzi, who graduated in 2014, didnt get to hear his name called in the draft, but that didnt stop the Detroit Tigers from signing the right-hander on a free agent deal following his senior year at Nova Southeastern. A Winter Parker, Gizzi was another reliable offensive weapon for the Rams especially during his senior year when he hit his best marks at the plate. In 78 at-bats Gizzi totaled 36 RBI on 39 hits which included seven doubles, two triples and six homers. While Gizzi spent his time in the outfield at Orangewood and the State College of Florida, he would further develop his pitching arm as he took on the role of reliever during his last two seasons of college ball at Marshall and Nova Southeastern. Michael was awesome he was fun to play with, he was always a guy that was raw in terms of tools and certain years trying to figure out his body and his swing and putting it together, Hilinski said. He certainly had a great arm that we knew would come into play, but Gizzi was a hitter and an outfielder, and (was) very productive for us. He didnt get on the mound often for us as a high school player. Gizzi and Lueck themselves join a growing list of former Rams whove been drafted or picked up by MLB teams, which includes the schools first ever player to start in a MLB game in Tomas Nido () who made his first appearance for the New York Mets last season. The surge in talent that has come in the last decade for the Rams baseball program is nothing short of impressive for a school its size. But for the coaching staff at Orangewood theres no surprise in what the Rams have been doing lately, especially, Hilinski said, when you consider the high quality kids that come through. Regardless of where our kids are going or the depth of the talent, I think weve always put a good product on the field, Hilinski said. They buy into playing hard, they buy in to putting their teammates ahead of themselves and they buy into competing competing in life, competing in the classroom and competing on the baseball field. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Mural laws revised If this is successful and people like it and it ows the way we planned for it to, then it could be a model for other streets. Clarissa HowardRoad closedWinter Park is giving Denning Drive a new look with more walkability. IN OTHER NEWS Approval was given to city sta to continue exploring the possibility to add parking spaces to the Rollins College Lawrence Center Parking Garage project. Sta was directed to re-issue a new city wide notice of the potential for a 5-6 level parking garage as part of this project. The second reading of the ordinance to vacate and abandon a 15 utility easement as part of Project Wellness was approved.Two locals sign with the big league Courtesy PhotoJackson Lueck follows up his career at Florida State as a Royal. Courtesy PhotoMichael Gizzi signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers.


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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 7 Maitland Presbyterian Churchs VBS 265969 HOMES BROUGHT TO YOU BY:SERVING CENTRAL FLORIDA OVER 37 YEARSwww.fanniehillman.com407-644-1234205 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 407.644.1234 FannieHillman.comImproving the lives of the people we serve 530 E. TROTTERS DRIVE, MAITLAND 5 BEDROOMS | 4.2 BATHROOMS | 5,811 SF $3,995,000 1536 HOLTS GROVE CIRCLE, WINTER PARK 6 BEDROOMS | 6.1 BATHROOMS | 4,878 SF $1,675,000 414 PARK NORTH COURT, WINTER PARK 4 BEDROOMS | 2.1 BATHROOMS | 2,825 SF $749,900 1619 LOOKOUT LANDING CIRCLE, WINTER PARK 5 BEDROOMS | 5.2 BATHROOMS | 7,316 SF $2,250,000 Children had a great time while learning about Bible stories at Maitland Presbyterian Churchs vacation bible school on Friday, June 22. The Bible story of the day was about the good Samaritan, and the children played games and made crafts that tied in to the theme. TIM FREEDChildren at the vacation bible school had a chance to act in a movie trailer of the bible story. Ben Harlan, 11; Andrew Mowery, 11; Brody Urban, 11; and Devante Samuels, 11, had a great time at the vacation bible school. Children played a fun relay race themed after the good Samaritan story.The Park Maitland School kept kids happy and engaged at their Camp Wonder summer camp. Children played games, learned new activities, and had a blast throughout the month of June. HARRY SAYERChildren had fun at the annual summer camp. Camp WonderJames Hornby worked hard in the cup game. Campers kept their eyes open for squirrels and birds during their scavenger hunt. Volunteer Allie Hoeg and camper Gabriel Rodriguez played with hula hoops. Left: Children played with blocks indoors.


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ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMRock n bowlThe Brooklyn South Bar at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park has become a popular haven for local music.Tim FreedWeekly live music hosted by Aloma Bowl every Saturday has given local musician Melissa Crispo a platform to promote herself. TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITOROrlando resident Melissa Crispo never dreamed shed be where she is now. The singer/songwriter recently came home in March after performing on the sevenday Melissa Etheridge Cruise for the second time, slotted in a lineup that included big names like Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLachlan and Sonia Leigh. Aboard Royal Caribbean Inter nationals Serenade of the Seas, the sailing music festival traveled all the way to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Johns, Antigua. But whats just as amazing as Crispos rise to stardom is where she got the exposure that launched her into the spotlight: Aloma Bowl off of Aloma Avenue in Winter Park. The bowling alley hosts live music from 8 to 11 p.m. every Saturday, and has welcomed over 40 different artists and hosts 20 rotating artists at its cozy Brook lyn South Bar. Its given artists like Crispo a place to build a following and promote her music. (Aloma Bowl is) one of the core places that I started playing at many years ago I still make sure I do a once-a-month there, said Crispo, who plays a mixture of pop rock and blues. Its kind of weird playing music in a bowling alley, but the actual room that we play in is such a great sounding room just the acoustics in it. They serve food, they serve alcohol and the room sounds great, so people actually love it. Thats a reason why I keep playing there. Not long after she started play ing at Aloma Bowl a couple years back, Crispo got the opportunity to play the Melissa Etheridge Cruise in 2016. The floating festival had reached out to the onePULSE Foundation at the time about giving survivors free tickets to the cruise, and the foundation asked if they had room for a local Orlando artist who turned out to be Crispo. The foundation sent over her latest song Tomboy, and the cruise called Crispo the very next day asking her to come aboard. The Orlando artist would later get invited to play the Country Music Cruise in 2017 as well, alongside Kelsea Ballerini, Montgomery Gentry and Diamond Rio. It opened up a huge fanbase for me just from these cruises, Crispo said. When Im not tour ing and Im not playing at other places, I try to keep playing at the local places I always make sure Aloma Bowl is definitely there. Aloma Bowl general manager Jennifer Halpern said she admits that a bowling alley isnt the first place that comes to mind when someone thinks of live music, but that hasnt stopped seats from filling up with music lovers who come to watch the free perfor mances on a weekly basis. Halpern got the idea to start hosting weekly live music at Aloma Bowl a little over two years ago. I went out to some other restaurants and there was some music going on and I thought Thats pretty awesome. I dont know why we dont have this at Aloma, Halpern said. Not a lot of places have acoustic live music it gives (musicians) a place to showcase themselves. Most of the bands or musicians we book here kind of have their own following. It really gives them a place to show their music. Local musician and Full Sail University instructor Mike Conner sees the platform as a chance to keep up his musical skill set and try his own creative takes on classic songs in front of an audience. I think its important to keep local music alive and to give people an opportunity to see artists perform, said Conner, who plays s, s and 0s rock and R&B. This is something that keeps me active as a musician and its an ability for my friends and family to come and see me play. I think its great, because Ive seen actually what its done for me, Crispo said. I never thought a bowling alley would be a music venue place. Over the years Ive played there Ive gained so many fans just from people who didnt even know there was music people who were just going up to the bar to order a drink or order some food and then they end up sitting down, staying and watching. Its hard to build a fanbase when you dont even know where youre going to play or anything. Aloma Bowl does give that to us. Crispo will take the stage at Aloma Bowl from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Its hard to build a fanbase when you dont even know where youre going to play or anything. Aloma Bowl does give that to us. Melissa Crispo


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 11 266470 FRIDAY, JULY 13SYBIL GAGE AND HER MERRY BAND OF ROYAL CATAHOULAS 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Born and raised in New Or leans, Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world. Witness Sybil Gage and Her Merry Band of Royal Catahoulas and a typical evening will include the legendary music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, fun tunes from Smiley Lewis and Jesse Hill and Eddie Bo, blues from Elmore James, Little Willie John, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Gus Cannon, and many of her own award-winning original contributions. Cost is $15. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter.comSUNDAY, JULY 15RENEE DION 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Renee Dions soulful sound could be heard on music blogs across the web, on albums by alternative soul icons, and in clubs and festivals from her hometown, Columbus, Ohio, to New York City. And as her fans anticipated her fourth project, life came at her fast she took a musical break. What emerged from Renees hiatus is a simmering album, Haven, where she breaks free of her normal setting of an external producer-directed album and found her soul trappings and plays in an uncharted space musically producing her own project with the help of one of Columbus, Ohios musical geniuses, Jonathan Baker, assisting her in some of the tracks. Renee has crafted a delicate safe space of honest music creating a home within her lyrics and detailing patience through some of lifes harsh and gorgeous transitions as Gods child a woman and an artist. Cost is $15. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter.comWEDNESDAY, JULY 18SPOTLIGHT CABARET SERIES FEATURING TAY ANDERSON 7:30 p.m. on July 18-19 at The Winter Park Playhouse 711 Or ange Ave., Suite C, Winter Park. Tay Anderson debuts in The Winter Park Playhouse Spot light Cabaret Series with her latest original solo cabaret, I Was Here. Join Ms. Anderson as she pays tribute to some of Broadways greatest legends. Playhouse patrons will remember Tay from her performance on the Mainstage as Lois in the 50s jukebox musical, Life Could Be A Dream. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano. These popular cabarets sell out quickly so get your tickets today! This unique form of entertainment showcases a dierent professional singer each month up front in the beautiful lobby bar. A truly New York-style cabaret, each performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. General admission is $20 (1 drink minimum) and standing room only is $10. Please note, standing room only tickets will not be sold until all the general admission tickets are sold out. Call (407) 645-0145 for more information.THURSDAY, JULY 19NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC JAM From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 on Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Join local musicians on the stage in back of the Winter Park Community Center for a fun evening of making music. Musicians of all ages, instruments, and abilities are invited to come make new friends as we play a variety of songs, from pop to rock to blues to country. If the weather is nice, theyll be set up on the stage out back near the splash pad. If it rains, theyll just move indoors. For more information, call (407) 599-3275.ONGOINGHIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31, 2018 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. CURATOR TOURS OF LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANYS LAUREL TON HALL 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Morse Museum, located at 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about Louis Comfort Tianys Long Island estate with a Morse curator. Space is limited and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311. GALLERY TALKS ON REVIVAL AND REFORMECLECTICISM IN THE 19THCENTURY ENVI RONMENT 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Morse Museum, located at 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. Learn more about the rich diversity of styles, especially in leaded-glass windows, that made up the visual environment of the late 19th century in Europe and America. Space is limited and there are no advance reservations. Free with admission. For more information, call (407) 645-5311.THIS WEEK Courtesy Photo


12 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 A SENSATIONAL NIGHT THAT YOU DONT WANT TO MISS Proceeds will support Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Housing 279653 The Annie Russell Theatre PRESENTS THE 86TH SEASON 2018-2019 Twelve Angry Men SEPTEMBER 28 OCTOBER 6, 2018Avenue Q NOVEMBER 16 DECEMBER 1, 2018A New Play (Title TBA) FEBRUARY 15 23, 2019Sweet Charity APRIL 19 27, 2019 407.646.2145 276284 Creald School of Arts ArtCampThe Creald School of Art taught campers about the various forms of art with its summer ArtCamp. Children ages 8 to 12 learned about ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures and more at the week-long event. The school will have another camp session for older children later this month. HARRY SAYERThe art school taught children dierent art mediums throughout the week. Meryl Canine showed o her cardinal, Cardi D. Julian Dalton and counselor Wendi Zlamal worked together on his drawing. Calise Slydell was thrilled with her ceramic horse, Beauty.


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 13 The Chamber Has Great Opportunities For Networking! COFFEE CONNECTIONS! Network Group Thursday, July 12 2018 8:30 AM 9:30 AM @ The Chamber Office _________________________ NOONTIME NETWORKING Network Group Friday, Ju ly 13, 2018 11:30 AM 1:00 PM @Moonlight Pizza & Italian Cuisine _________________________ WINE & CHEESE Chamber Sponsored Event Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:00 PM 8:00 P M @ Art & History Museums _________________________ Visit The Chamber Website To Register For The Above Events Chamber Hours Monday Friday 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 110 N. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 4076440741 The Maitland Area Chamber Of Commerce Has Enjoyed Being A Part Of The Community Since 19562 Years! If You Are An Area Business And Not Yet A Part Of The Chamber Of Commerce What Are You Waiting For? To Become A Maitland Area Chamber Of Commerce Member Just Call The Chamber Office At 407 644 0741 OrVisit Our Website For M ore Information And An Online Membership Application Dont Delay.Join Today! We Have Many Exciting Things On The Calendar Networking Groups, Monthly Luncheons With Topical Speakers, Mixer Events & Community Events For All Ages! WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Center for Advanced Gastroenterology THANK YOU TO OUR CONTINU ING MEMBERS McBride Insurance Agency Orangewood Christian School Strayer University Box Hiit Fitness My House Fitness Maitland Spectrum Business Planet Home Lending Boys & Girls Clubs of Ce ntral Florida Visit T he Calendar Of Events For More Information & To Register To Attend Our Events 4076440741 279651 rfn tb rnrrnr nrr SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2019 6 10 PM Boogie to for more details, ticket and sponsor information.FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT rnnn frn 279650


14 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERAsk anyone planning a party can be a stressful experience. Longtime Maitland residents Dan and Larry Scotchie are the co-owners of Scotchies Cakes, a father-and-son-run cake deliv ery company located right in Winter Park. The duo recently celebrated the one-year anniver sary of their new enterprise. A person whos making 20 or 30 an hour at an office has to drive to Publix, Dan said. If youre celebrating somebodys (event) you want it to be special. Were trying to be that in-between. The Scotchies are a large clan Dan says he alone has five brothers and sisters with a total of 11 grandchildren and celebrates several birthdays at once in the form of lively potlucks. After years as a social studies teacher at dif ferent Orlando middle and high schools, Dan decided to become a business owner to take some of the Scotchie family recipes to a commercial scale. But he felt he would need some family help. While Larry Scotchie, 79, worked as an electrical engineer before retiring at 65, he has a familiar ity with family businesses his father owned a popular tavern in Ohio. When youre retired youre reduced to taking care of the lawn and the house and chasing leaks on the roof, Larry said. This felt kind of exciting. I thought I should just give it a shot. While Scotchies has a designer that helps put the cakes together, the enterprise is in many ways just a two-man job Larry and Dan hop in the company car them selves and deliver the cakes on the big day. They say they can bake and deliver a cake within a few hours typically for customers in a 10-mile radius. They play to each others strengths and weaknesses as well Dan handles operations and marketing (and designs cakes from time to time) while Larry prefers accounting and repairing equipment in the backroom. Im the inside man, hes the outside man, Larry said. Other new eateries often open close to Park Avenue but Dan and Larry had a more travel-oriented spot in mind for their store right off of I-4. Scotchies has two double-ovens, a 30-quart mixing bowl, and a whole lot of frosting. Beyond the expected flavors like chocolate and vanilla, Scotchies Cakes specializes in family-designed recipes like car rot cake, German chocolate cake and hummingbird cakes, which contain an assortment of tropical fruit. The companys clientele is a mix between birthday parties and corporate functions, though Dan says many of their customers are tourists vacationing from other countries. One avenue thats been surprisingly popular is custom-made cakes designed by the customer. Dan says the pair have whipped up pastries shaped like suitcases, cows, emojis, Jack Skellington, and some decorated with a Frida Kahlo design. It surprised me how many people want (custom cakes), Dan said. We have to be able to adapt people find things on the inter net and bring them to us. SINCE 1980 247843 7-12-18 rffntb r fnr tb rr r tr rrr nrr rr rrrr r nr r trr r rrrr r nr rr rrr r rrr r t rrrr rnr r frrr r fr frn ffrr fb r ft r rrr rr rr r rr rrrr rr r r t t trr r t trr r tfr trrrrr nr br frnrr r t r r fr r trr r r fr r rr rrr rr br rrrr fr rr brr rr trrr r r rrr r r frr r br trr r r rrrrr rrnr r rr f r r rrr fbrr n r rrr fnr tr rr rrrrr fbrr r t r fr f f fnrrrr ftrr fr rr rr frr r tr rrr r r rrr fr rrr r t tnrr tr ttrrrr rrr t r r r rr r rrrr rnr r rnr rrrr rrr rr rrr r rr r frrnr t r rf t r fntbtff btrr rr r rrr r Scotchies Cakes celebrates one yearDan and Larry Scotchie have found a recipe for success in the cake business. Harry SayerDan and Larry Scotchie personally deliver cakes to their customers. IF YOU GOSCOTCHIES CAKE DELIVERY WHERE: 2020 W Fairbanks Ave #101, Winter Park, PHONE: (407) 6222410 WEBSITE: https:// www.scotchiescakes. com/


WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 15 278961 1801 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 112 279542 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that public hearings will be held by the City Commission of the City of Winter Park, Florida, on Monday, July 23, 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 ARTICLE IV, SIGN REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF MURALS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, CONFLICTS AND AN EFFECTIVE DATEAll 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. 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