MAYLFOWER RECOGNIZEDThe Mayower Retirement Community was recognized for its Music and Memories program. The Mayower earned a Best Practices Award from The Florida Pioneer Network, a statewide coalition of longterm care organizations and professionals. Mayower sta also will present a session about the program at the Florida Health Care Association and the Florida Council on Aging Conference. YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ObserverWINTER PARK/ MAITLAND YOUR TOWNVOLUME 30, NO. 32 CHALLENGEACCEPTED The Winter Park Police and Fire-Rescue departments teamed up for the lip-sync challenge.Poised for successThe Maile School bolsters condence through modeling, acting. SEE PAGE 17.FREE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPOTERThe city of Maitland is set to resurface sev eral of its streets in the coming days. As part of its annual road upkeep program, city staff will be repaving Thistle Lane from Mohawk Trail to Mohican Trail; Howell Branch Maitland to resurface eight roadsThe $222,677.50 repair project should begin by the end of this month or beginning of September. HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERTheres a new occupant in the old Lombardis Seafood building in Winter Park and shes ready to get started. The Heavy, a new multi-pur pose venue, opened recently at 1152 Harmon Ave. Currently, the location is selling home dcor items and potted plants. But to owner and proprietor Jennifer Crotty, its also much more. Its an environment you enjoy being in, she said. Its a place The Heavy opens in Winter ParkThe multi-use venue moved into the old Lombardis Seafood building. Harry SayerTIM FREED | ASSOCIATE EDITORIts just a normal day at the Winter Park public safety building and then the R&B, soul hit Aint No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell kicks in. Get ready Winter Park, because your rst-responders can bust a move.STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 4ROADS PAGE 4 SEE THE HEAVY PAGE 4Courtesy photos
2 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 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 282161 282542 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE, MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 AMERICAN ANIMALS Starring Evan Peters Fri Sun: 6:30PM, 9:30PM Mon, Wed, Thurs: 6:30PM, 9:30PM Tues: 6:30PM WONT YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Final Shows! Fri Sun: 3:30PM : THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) Sat: 12PM : GOOD BURGER Tues: 9:30PM WINTER PARKFRIDAY, AUG. 10 GOOD MORNING WINTER PARK 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. Good Morning Winter Park is Winter Parks live, interactive morning magazine featuring local topics ranging from politics to exploring entries in the mar ketplace in and around Winter Park. Hear from Dr. Deborah Crown, dean of Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Good Morning Winter Park is always free, open to the public and includes a complimentary continental breakfast. For more information, call (407) 644-8281. To register, visit winterpark.org/good-morning-winter-park. SATURDAY, AUG. 11 SPLASH BACK TO SCHOOL Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way, Winter Park, and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Community Center Pool, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Attend this back-to-school pool party to say goodbye to summer and hello to the 2018-2019 school year. There will be games and popsicles, and music will be provided by the Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program. There will be no oats allowed (only one pool noodle per person) and regular pool rules apply. This event is free and open to the public. It is for families and children of all ages. For more information, call (407) 599-3342. YOGA IN THE GARDEN 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. Take time to truly connect with yourself and nature. Take a yoga mat and water. Cost is $10, and proceeds will benet Mead Botanical Garden. For more information, call (407) 599-2800. SUNDAY, AUG. 12 ENCHANTED MANOR RPG 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the teen area at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Participants in grade eight through adult are welcome. Dive into an epic adventure to battle monsters, decipher puzzles and solve mysteries. This Dungeons & Dragons-style series will lead you and fellow gamers through and beyond the fundamentals of role playing games. For more information, contact Lisa at email@example.com. SATURDAY, AUG. 18 WPHS GIRLS GOLF FUNDRAISER 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Winter Park High Schools main campus parking lot C, 2100 Summereld Road, Winter Park. The Winter Park girls golf team, in collaboration with Central Florida Lincoln Orlando, is holding a Lincoln Driven to Give fundraiser to support the WPHS Lady Cats Drive to State. The Lady Cats will receive $20 for each test drive of Lincolns luxury vehicles. For more information, email joseph. firstname.lastname@example.org. THE ALFOND INNS FIFTH BIRTHDAY 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the lounge in The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Come join The Alfond Inn to celebrate its fth birthday with a DJ and $5 specials on sushi rolls, pizza and happy-hour brands. You also can celebrate in style with The Alfond Inn Fifth Anniversary Package start ing at $555 a night + tax and featuring: a one-night stay in a classic room, dinner for two at Hamiltons Kitchen, breakfast for two at Hamiltons Kitchen, and special welcome amenities of a luxury luggage tag, specialty chocolates and chilled bottle of champagne. (407) 998-8090.MAITLANDFRIDAY, AUG. 10 YOGA AT THE MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 4:30 p.m. Fridays at Maitland Public Library, 501 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland. Let Jenny Black burn 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, AUG. 12 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. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 MAITLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Or lando. The chambers monthly luncheon is held on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit business. maitlandchamber.com.ORLANDOFRIDAY, AUG. 10 STORYBOOK FUN 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Designed especially for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, Story book Fun lasts 25 minutes. The use of picture books, songs and told stories will encourage your child to read, talk, sing, write and play. For more information, call (407) 835-7323. SATURDAY, AUG. 11 YOGA AT BARLEY AND VINE BIERGARTEN 11 a.m. Saturdays at Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Washington St., Orlando. Join an hourlong yoga practice with a carton of water and craft beer for only $10. For more information, call (407) 930-0960.COLLEGE PARKSUNDAY, AUG. 12 COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays 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 facebook. com/TheCollegeParkFarmersMarket. MONDAY, AUG. 13 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. Cost is $10 per class. (407) 246-4447. YOUR CALENDAR
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 3TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORIn a world that is rapidly going digital, some folks have unfor tunately been left behind including kids. Having a means of getting online is all but a requirement nowadays, and with many aspects of schooling now rely ing on students being able to do homework digitally, not having a computer can be a tremendous hinderance. Luckily for middle-school students throughout Orange County, help has arrived in the form of free laptops that were distributed by Orange County Public Schools. On Thursday, Aug. 2, Mai tland Middle School students and their parents arrived at the schools library to fill out paper work and receive their own laptops. The sight of seeing students sit around the librarys tables and log on for the first time was one that filled Principal Andrew Leftakis with happiness. I think the first word that comes to my mind is just oppor tunity, Leftakis said. It just allows student to have more of an opportunity to be enriched, to receive addition support, and to collaborate on a global level. It just gives students more of an opportunity to experience all thats within the world. The laptops that each of the schools 800 students received is all a small part of the Countys LaunchEd 1:1 digital device initiative, which seeks to bring computers to all the countys 135,000 middleand highschool students in OCPS 75 schools. The initiative also will include handing out laptops to staff at the schools, as well. With computers now in hand, students can fully participate in the LaunchED digital learning program the county utilizes in its classrooms. In addition, familiarity with the technology helps set up students for future success. The use of laptop computers teaches students cloud computing, digital media, and contentmanagement systems, as well as how to create a responsible digital footprint, OCPS officials said in a statement. Being computer literate ensures students graduate college and career ready. Along with the laptops being handed out to students, the county also is helping by offer ing hotspot devices so kids who do not have internet access can utilize their laptops at home. As a part of a partnership with T-Mobile, OCPS has secured 22,400 hotspot devices 15,000 for high-school students and 7,400 for middle-school students. With access to the web, dis trict officials hope the effort will help eliminate what is known as the homework gap a term that refers to the difficulty that students have when they can not complete their homework because of the lack of internet access. The process itself of getting kids these hotspots is rather simple, Leftakis said. Kids have to qualify for it, but we survey all kids the previous year its just a simple yes or no survey, and if they need, one we provide it, Leftakis said. This year, well provide 80 hotspots initially if additional kids come and say they need a hotspot, we will get them one. Although the addition of new laptops and hotspots for students is a huge step forward for kids in Orange County Schools, the ultimate goal is to give 100% of the student population more than 207,000 students access to computers and the internet by 2021. The opportunities to help fur ther the education of students more effectively has teachers ready for the new year, Leftakis said. We have been planning for two years now, so we know its been coming, he said. Theyre excited to use the Canvas learning platform its where all their classes are housed and located, and they get to upload content and put tutorial videos and put enrichment opportunities its just a very cool program.TIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORThe skyline is changing between Ward Park and Winter Park Memorial Hospital and thats good news for residents looking to stay healthy in every way. The Center for Health & Wellbeing is pressing on in the construction phase, moving closer to its final reveal to the community. Its a two-story, roughly 80,000-square-foot facility off Mizell Avenue behind the hospital that will include a fitness area with an indoor walking track; medical offices; a culinary theater; a childcare center; a cafe; an exer cise pool; a lap pool; a community conference room; a mind, body and spirit room for yoga and other classes; a cycling room; and a fourstory parking garage The $40 million project is adjacent to a piece of Ward Park as well, and there will be six outdoor gar den areas surrounding the building blending the state-of-the-art facility with a bit of green space. As far as what its going to mean to the community and how special it is, it truly is from our research a one-of-a-kind facility, Winter Park Health Foundation Executive Vice President Debbie Watson said. Its unique in its design alone. It is the first place that we have found that really does combine those three areas of whole person health, medicine and fit ness. In addition to including those things from a service perspective, (the facility) really focuses on education and providing the community with educational opportunities. Were bringing to the community this hub of three things that are beyond what I know this community has ever seen all in one convenient location, she said. Guests entering the center will have the chance to work with staff to find out where they stand healthwise and how they feel. The center staff then can direct the visitors to programs and educational oppor tunities to help support an area of wellbeing, whether its emotional, social, vocational, environmental, intellectual, physical or spiritual. Winter Parks new all-encompassing center will be run jointly by Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. It truly is a unique opportunity to develop one culture for the building, which is what were working on, Winter Park Health Foundation Chief Financial Officer Ron Lambert said. For the most part, Winter Park Health Foundation will take the lead on operating the shared spaces, but it is a collaborative effort in designing how the building is going to operated, the people that are going to be working at the center and the vendors that were going to use. The project replaces the for mer Crosby Wellness Center built in 1989. Staff at the Winter Park Health Foundation which owned the center began talks six or sev en years ago, realizing the facility needed to be either renovated or replaced. Watson said they wanted to recognize the needs of the community from a broader sense not just fitness and physical activity. Thats when the Winter Park Health Foundation realized the city deserved a grander facil ity that offered the continuum of education, wellness, fitness and medicine. The vision was born, Watson said. Its exciting to see the project come to life through the construction process, Lambert said. What started as a concept is now becoming a reality. The rubber is really hitting the road, Lambert said. The Center for Health & Wellbeing is tentatively set for a soft opening in mid-December, with a grand opening planned for sometime shortly after the new year starts.OCPS distributes computers to local studentsAs a part of the LaunchEd 1:1 digital device initiative, the county is looking to help students go digital. Troy HerringMaitland Middle Sta Specialist David Bloom, right, helped student Omarion Fenn with his new county-issued laptop. To your good healthTim FreedThe 80,000-square-foot Center for Health & Wellbeing should be open next year.Its unique in its design alone. It is the rst place that we have found that really does combine those three ar eas of whole person health, medicine and tness. Debbie Watson, Winter Park Health Foundation
4 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 HEADLINE: Winter Park police, fire team up for lip-sync challenge DECK: The two departments got their groove on to Aint No Mountain High Enough. PULL: CUTLINE: A weeks worth of filming resulted in a toe-tapping lip sync challenge video from Winter Parks first responders. WATCH THE VIDEO Road from Thistle Lane to Horatio Avenue; Mojave Trail from Choctaw Trail to Mohi can Trail; George Avenue from Maitland Avenue to Orlando Avenue; Pawnee Trail from Choctaw Trail to Algonquin Trail; Manor Road from Orlan do Avenue to Live Oak Street; Mohawk Trail from Thistle Lane to the stop sign; and Cypress Lane from Pedestrian Bridge to the curve. Maitland Public Information Officer Robert Sargent said the city is currently meeting with Hubbard Construction, the vendor that won the repaving bid, and hopes to have work started by the end of August or early September. He expects the project will take two to three weeks, barring weather delays. In some cases where the roads are needing the most amount of work, typically theres damage thats gone through the upper layer of asphalt, and well do a mill ing of it, Sargent said. Well dig it up and put down a new layer of asphalt. In other cases, well put down the new layer (of asphalt) without needing the milling. The city set aside $336,000 for the project and solicited bids from construction com panies in Orange and Semi nole counties. It ultimately accepted a $222,677.50 bid from Hubbard Construction. It hasnt been decided what will be done with the remain ing money, but Sargent said it may be carried over into the next budget year. This years selection of roads are mainly residential or con nector roads, Sargent said. Maitland conducts its annu al evaluations with a Pavement Conditioning Ratings System, which gauges the age of the road, the type of asphalt used, cracks, shoulder fall-off, pot holes and other signs of wear and tear. Sargent said the biggest factors in damage to roads are age, weather and the amount of traffic. Anytime you resurface a road, its going to have a impact on traffic, Sargent said. Sev eral of these roads are of an interior, residential nature so we feel it wont greatly impact folks. But as needed, this is a necessary work and the city will do everything to minimize the impact on residents. where you can experience things or shop or eat or drink or hang. Crotty and her husband pur chased the Lombardis building earlier this year and have been hard at work getting the idea off the ground ever since. She said she has had a crush on the loca tion while working in Winter Park for years. The Heavy will be hosting popup eateries, as well. Swine & Sons, Hunger Street Tacos and possibly more will be selling some of their cuisine part-time at the location. Crotty also hopes to bring in coffee, beer and wine offerings her husband collaborates with brewers across the world at some point the future. She said staff is working on a menu to take to the city for permits. Crotty, who also owns Porch Therapy in the East End Market, moved some of her workers and plants to the new building. Eryn Pasternak, who oversees Porch Therapys business with weddings and events, also has assumed a project manager role for the new concept. The location hosted a soft open ing in early August, with Crotty and staff inviting friends and community members to check out the new shop. Its been really nice to see how people are responding and react ing to the space, Pasternak said. We just wanted a space for people to come and celebrate and gather. Customers also can take a crack at the floral bar and create their own boutiques of different flora. A happy-hour promotion dur ing which people can share flow er buckets is also in the works. Although Crotty stresses The Heavy isnt an event space, she hopes the location will be able to host small events and workshops. Rather than being an event ven ue or a food hall, Crotty views The Heavy as more of an open-ended, evolving concept. Although it currently sells home dcor items and potted planets, Crotty said she is open to incorporating more elements into the space. But the business as it stands is what Crot ty had in her minds eye. Its how Ive done everything already, Crotty said. If its gon na work out, its gonna work out. I dont want to force it. With the building, we didnt know how it was going to feel. We had design ideas, but the more we were in here, the more we realized it was really rustic, and we didnt want to go against that. The Winter Park Police Depart ment and the Winter Park FireRescue Department recently teamed up to film a lip-sync chal lenge video showing the lighter side of the men and women who work to keep the city safe. Both departments released the video on Monday via social media. Its a trend that has swept across the country as departments have been challenged by residents and other first-responders to cut loose and embrace their inner pop stars. Its one of those things a lot of the agencies were doing, Winter Park Police Department Lt. John Montgomery said. We were get ting called out and we were getting a lot of request from a lot of our residents on Facebook wanting to know when we were going to do one. We presented to the chief, the chief OKed it, and then we did it. The video not only is a fun project but also serves a purpose. Showing the community that the men and women in uniform like to have fun goes a long way in con necting with residents, Montgom ery said. It gets us to show the lighter side of the department and how much talent we actually do have, Montgomery said. A lot of times, all they see is the serious side. We know we have a lighter side obvi ously, because were on the inside, but its good to let the citizens see that we love what we do in law enforcement and we all have per sonalities. Sometimes, its good for people to see some of the per sonality that we have. Although many lip-sync chal lenge videos around the country have featured police departments, the officers at the Winter Park Police Department knew they had to feature their colleagues at the fire-rescue department, as well. When we were putting it together, we were kicking around what we were going to do and everything one of the things that came up early on was that we wanted to include the fire depart ment, Montgomery said. We share a public-safety building with them. Theyre our brothers and sisters on the other side of the building. We work well with our fire department, and we have good relations with them. It was good to work together closely on something that wasnt an emergency call, Winter Park firefighter/paramedic Brent Phil lips said. Were out there work ing together in times of crisis and emergencies. To work together on the lighter side obviously the movie was very comedic we just had a lot of fun. The departments started film ing late last month between calls the biggest challenge was trying to find time to film, officer James Whitman said. Its been going on all week long weve been doing it between our calls and our regular routine, so thats the challenging part and why it takes so long to put the whole thing together, Whitman said. The departments finished the filming on Thursday, Aug. 2, and immediately began the editing process. It was a fun and enlight ening experience, Whitman said. Some of the officers were surpris ingly talented others maybe not so much, he said with a laugh. Lets just say there are a lot of people who are rhythmically chal lenged, Whitman said. We knew that thats not sur prising, Montgomery chimed in with a laugh. ROADS TO RESURFACE Thistle Lane (Mohawk Trail to Mohican Trail) Howell Branch Road (Thistle Lane to Horatio Ave) Mojave Trail (Choctaw Trail to Mohican Trail) George Avenue (Mait land Ave to Orlando Ave) Pawnee Trail (Choctaw Trail to Algonquin Trail) Manor Road (Orlando Ave to Live Oak St) Mohawk Trail (from Thistle Lane to the stop sign) Cypress Lane (from Pedestrian Bridge to the curve) IF YOU GO THE HEAVY 1152 Harmon Ave., Winter Park HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ theheavywp WEBSITE: theheavywp.com Road repairs CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 It gets us to show the lighter side of the department and how much talent we actually do have. John Montgomery, lieutenant, Winter Park Police Department ONLINE View the finished product at facebook.com/WinterParkPD/ and facebook.com/WinterParkFla/ The Heavy opens CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Courtesy photo To protect and entertain CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944 WINTER PARK/MAITLAND O bserver 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. 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10 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 Winter Park Maitland Orlando#1 Agents in Luxury Home Sales since 1988OLDE MICK NIGHTREALTORmicknight1@gmail.comJOHN PINELREALTORjohnbpinel@gmail.com 407.629.4446www.night-pinel.com OBJ 2018 Agents of the Year / Over $1.5 Billion in Career Sales \025\023\023\027\003 \207 \003 :LQWHU \003 DUN\003 LD\266V\003 \207 \003 \007\024\021\025\033\030\021\023\023\023 2016 Lake Maitland $6.595.0007,984 SF, 6BR, Private gated estate on 2+ acres w/ timeless architecture, breathtaking lake views, guest apartment, tennis court, resort style pool & oversized boathouse1992 Lake Davis Orlando $1.487.0007,154 SF, 5BR, Spacious lakefront home in beautiful setting near the heart of Downtown Orlando, situated on large lot w/ gated backyard & oversized 4-car garage w/ attached suite2007W inter Park $ 1..0005,347 SF, 5BR, Elegant Modern Mediterranean conveniently 2 bonus rms & backyard w/ summer kitchen & pool1989 Lake Maitland $4.950.0009,838 SF, 4BR, Stunning lakefront estate in premier location, walking distance to Park Ave & situated on 1.5 acres 2005 Lake Virginia & Mizell $6.745.00010,314 SF, 6BR, Unique lakefront estate located on private gated street, custom one-owner home on 2+ acre lot w/ water on both sides, resort style lanai & pool1975 Winter Park $837.5004,046 SF, 4BR, Spacious pool home located in Sevilla neighborhood available for 1st time, well maintained w/ 2009W inter Park$1.895.0005,416 SF, 4BR, Tuscan style award winning home, situated on elevated lot w/ custom design elements throughout, multiple Winter Park Maitland Orlando#1 Agents in Luxury Home Sales since 1988OLDE MICK NIGHTREALTORmicknight1@gmail.comJOHN PINELREALTORjohnbpinel@gmail.com 2018Downtown WP $3.353,300 4,300 SF, 3BR, Only 5 remaining Park Hill, c raftsmanship located along the famed stretch of Park Ave 407.629.4446www.night-pinel.com OBJ 2018 Agents of the Year / Over $1.5 Billion in Career Sales 2004 Winter Park Vias $1.325.0003,794 SF, 4BR, Elegant pool home located on desirable master suite & private backyard setting2006W inter Park$ 1.975.0005,099 SF, 6BR, Elegant Mediterranean on quiet brick street, walking distance to Park Av e, recently enhanced, private guest s uite, stunning landscaping w/ resort style pool & multiple lanais2011 WP Chain of Lakes $1.650.000 elements in private setting w/ pool & covered boat dock 4,214 SF, 5BR, One of a kind French country estate located on quiet brick street near Lake Sue, guest house & new pool w/ cabana on a half acre double lot1926W inter Park$1.000 278215 7,984 SF, 6BR, Private gated estate on 2+ acres w/ timeless architecture, breathtaking lake views, guest apartment, tennis court, resort style pool & oversized boathouse 23,300 SF Lot, Premier lakefront lot in Winter Park on the chain of lakes, build your dream home on a quiet street in a wonderful neighborhood in the North Vias 4,036 SF, 4BR, Key West architecture & timeless design elements in private setting w/ pool & covered boat dock w/ lift to easily enjoy lakefront living 3,794 SF, 4BR, Elegant pool home located on desirable downstairs master suite & private backyard setting 9,838 SF, 4BR, Stunning lakefront estate in premier location, walking distance to Park Ave & situated on 1.5 acres w/ 280 of lakefront on Winter Park chain of lakes 5,416 SF, 4BR, Tuscan style award winning home, situated on elevated lot w/ custom design elements throughout, multiple 3,999 SF, 4BR, Modern Mediterranean one owner home on beautiful corner lot w/ deeded chain of lakes access, 4,046 SF, 4BR, Spacious pool home in Sevilla neighborhood available for 1st time, well maintained w/ 3,300 4,300 SF, 3BR, Only 5 remaining Park Hill, craftsmanship located along the famed stretch of Park Ave 5,099 SF, 6BR, Elegant Mediterranean on quiet brick street, walking distance to Park Ave, recently enhanced, private guest suite, stunning landscaping w/ resort style pool & multiple lanais 7,154 SF, 5BR, Spacious lakefront home in beautiful setting near the heart of Downtown Orlando, situated on large lot w/ gated backyard & oversized 4-car garage w/ attached suite 2,781 SF, 4BR, Completely renovated pool home w/ detached guest house, perfectly located in the classic Lake Eola Heights District
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 11 ___________________Park Hill Raises the Bar on Luxury at a One-of-a-Kind Location. 278217 WINTER PARK32789The home at 1631 Barcelona Way, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 2, for $977,500. Built in 1982, it has four bedrooms, three baths, and 3,920 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $249. The home at 928 Moss Lane, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 31, for $810,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths, and 3,066 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $264. The home at 1517 Westchester Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $750,000. Built in 1925, it has five bedrooms, fourand-one-half baths and 3,017 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $248. The home at 930 S. Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold July 31, for $720,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 2,500 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $288. The home at 1710 Winter Park Road, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 1, for $450,000. Built in 1952, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,556 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $289. The home at 865 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold July 31, for $440,000. Built in 1925, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,407 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $312. The home at 1665 Berkshire Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 3, for $350,000. Built in 1940, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,645 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $212. The home at 2601 Winter Park Road, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 3, for $328,000. Built in 1957, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,108 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $296. The home at 1410 Border Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 3, for $249,900. Built in 1956, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 998 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $250. The home at 1831 Jewell Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 1, for $230,000. Built in 1925, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,224 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $187. The home at 1307 Formosa Ave., Winter Park, 32789, sold July 31, for $219,900. Built in 1946, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,150 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $191.Winter Park estate sells for $1.6 millionA home in Winter Park topped all Winter Park/Maitlandarea residential realestate transactions from July 30 to Aug. 3. The home at 534 Genius Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $1.6 million. Built in 2005, it has six bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths and 5,473 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $304. REAL ESTATE zillow.comThe home at 534 Genius Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $1.6 million. The Windsong Northshore neighborhood is coveted for its quiet and secluded ambiance, canopied tree-lined streets, private lakefront activity/community center and prime location. This beautifully landscaped home with circular drive, front porch and impressive foyer SNAPSHOTTotal Sales: 34 High Sale Price: $1.6 million Low Sale Price: $101,000 SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 12 MILLIONPLUS SALES The home at 534 Genius Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $1.6 million. Built in 2005, it has six bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths and 5,473 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $304. The home at 338 Sylvan Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $1.4 million. Built in 2015, it has ve bedrooms, ve baths, two half-baths and 4,272 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $338. The home at 2726 Lake Howell Lane, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 3, for $1.1 million. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,552 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $708.
12 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 282455 This Orlando estate will appeal to the executive couple with grandkids or the active and growing family!3 000 Lake Shore Drive is one of the premier homes in the Beverly Shores/Rose Isle neighborhood, easily accessible to downtown Orlando and scenic Winter Park. Built on over 3/4 acre on tranquil Lake Suewith sand beach, brick sun deck and private boat dock w/2 covered lifts, this home boasts a total living space of 5,285 sq. ft. under air. Features: 5 BRs & 5.5 Baths with an Ofce (w/ full bath) as BR #5. The semi-detached Guest House features living space, full kitchen, bedroom & bath with a private entranceall overlooking the pool and regulation tennis court. What an ideal living situation for a mother-in-law or a college-age teen! The Master Bedroom Suite is a whopping 871 sq. ft. and offers stunning lake views from the balcony. The impressively large Master Bath/closets were renovated in 2011. The Kitchen will please the best home chef with a generous island area and counter space, Viking s.s. refrigerator & double ovens, Thermador Induction cook top w/disappearing vent, roomy dining area and full service bar. Great party house! The semi-detached, 2-door garage is 975 sq. ft. with lots of space & attic storage. The entire back half of the property, with garage and motor court, is dened by a 10 ft. wall and power gatea real plus in privacy and security. The ground oor also includes a large Family Room w/gorgeous built-ins/cabnietry, Living room, Dining room and Sun roomall with lake views. Beautiful hard wood oors through out. Schools): K-9Audubon Park School. High SchoolWinter Park HS. Beverly Shores/Rose Isle is a safe, quiet and highly desirable neighborhood, only minutes from downtown Orlando and just a bike ride from downtown Winter Park. This is simply a lovely home, rich in patina and class. It is a local gem that should not be missed by the discerning buyer. OFFERED AT $2,839,000 MLS #05707986LUXURY WATERFRONT | 3000 LAKE SHORE DRIVECALL (321) 439-1806 for a personal tour | www.lakesueluxuryhome.com The home at 2500 Lee Road, No. 115, Winter Park, 32789, sold Aug. 1, for $118,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 851 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $138.32792The home at 2334 Brookshire Ave., Winter Park, 32792, sold July 30, for $573,500. Built in 1958, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 2,679 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $214. The home at 1352 Heavenly Cove, Winter Park, 32792, sold July 30, for $466,245. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 2,825 square feet of living area. The home at 652 Dunblane Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 2, for $377,000. Built in 1962, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,660 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $227. The home at 8412 Commander Cove, Winter Park, 32792, sold July 31, for $284,900. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths and 1,647 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $172. The home at 2808 Whispering Way, Winter Park, 32792, sold July 31, for $240,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $188. The home at 1038 Bradford Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 3, for $230,000. Built in 1976, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,730 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $132. The home at 5226 N. Indiana Ave., Winter Park, 32792, sold July 31, for $226,750. Built in 1973, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,200 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $188. The home at 3367 Heartwood Ave., Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 3, for $190,000. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,064 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $178. The home at 2391 Antilles Drive, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 3, for $150,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,467 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $102. The home at 2514 Leeward Way, Winter Park, 32792, sold Aug. 3, for $128,500. Built in 1977, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 912 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $140.MAITLAND32751The home at 46 Minnehaha Circle, Maitland, 32751, sold July 30, for $985,000. Built in 1968, it has four bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 2,991 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $329. REAL ESTATE relator.comThe home at 338 Sylvan Drive, Winter Park, 32789, sold July 30, for $1.4 million. The rst oor features a chefs kitchen with large double granite islands, stainless-steel Thermador appliances, custom cabinetry, eat-in area and walk-in pantry.zillow.comThe home at 46 Minnehaha Circle, Maitland, 32751, sold July 30, for $985,000. This home features a wood-burning replace and exible oorpan with vaulted ceiling, as well as large bedrooms with a split-plan design. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
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CALL ME TODAY.* Average annual household savings based on 2016 national survey of new policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm.1606205 TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR AT: www.2115lakeside.info/video P a t F l o o d 352 409 4659 firstname.lastname@example.org 2115 Lakeside Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 Offered at $1,875,000 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths 4,009 square feet Downstairs master and second bedroom Gorgeous library Bonus Room Pool and heated spa All bedrooms are en suites Gas in family room granite countertops and stainless appliances In Winter Park High School district Boat Dock Termite bond CONVENIENTLY LOCATED Less than one mile from Florida Hospital, Orlando Science Center and Orlando Museum of Art. 10 min. drive to downtown Orlando and downtown Winter Park On Lake Sue, a skiable lake 20 20 minute drive to Orlando 282525 TOP BUILDING PERMITS WINTER PARKADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 980 E. Lake Sue Ave. New residential building Thomas Davanzo $657,913 423 Turkey Run Residential addition and garage Lea Steinberger $125,000 2609 Summereld Road Residential renovations Yvonne Marie Alonso $38,000 151 E. Rockwood Way Residential renovations Lauren Brewer $20,846 1517 Mayower Court Residential addition and garage Mayower Retirement Center Inc. $9,532 2151 Mallard Circle Residential renovations Lucille Lang $5,400 1600 Hillcrest Ave. Residential renovations Lloyd Gardner Reed III $5,000 1836 Jessica Court Residential renovations Marsha Zabella $2,700 2699 Lee Road Commercial alterations Sugar Oak Leed Road LLC $1,000MAITLANDADDRESS PERMIT APPLICANT AMOUNT 350 Northwind Road Single family new Shahriar Ekbatani $515,000 1110 Lake Sybelia Drive Alteration/repair Howard and Teressa Drenth $141,375 145 Orlando Ave. No. 103 Interior alteration Maitland City Center LLC $160,000 520 Lake Catherine Drive Alteration/repair Jon Gleman and Wendy Aikin $22,200 610 Minnehaha Lane Alteration/repair Tracy Partin $20,000 720 Terra Place Alteration/repair Sean Roach and Katherine Good $8,507 1220 Druid Road Alteration/repair Dante Farina Life Estate $3,500 and Tracy Farina Life Estate 900 Winderley Place No. 1 Furniture systems Adventist Health $1,000 These are the largest residential and commercial building permits for new construction, additions and alterations issued by the city of Winter Parks Building Department and the city of Maitlands Community Development Department from July 30 to Aug. 3, in order of dollar amounts.The home at 817 Quinwood Lane, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 2, for $959,900. Built in 1988, it has five bedrooms, four-and-one-half baths and 5,306 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $180. The home at 521 Pawnee Trail, Maitland, 32751, sold July 31, for $400,000. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,909 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $209. The home at 1660 Apache Trail, Maitland, 32751, sold July 31, for $365,000. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, twoand-one-half baths and 2,239 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $163. The home at 672 Green Meadow Ave., Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 1, for $328,000. Built in 1970, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,115 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $155. The home at 1515 Oxford Road, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 3, for $287,500. Built in 1971, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,105 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $136. The home at 752 Greenfield Court, Maitland, 32751, sold Aug. 1, for $265,000. Built in 1973, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 1,652 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $160. The home at 2312 Sierra Lane, Maitland, 32751, sold July 31, for $215,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two-andone-half baths and 1,440 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $149. The home at 454 Cherrywood Gardens Drive #454, Maitland, 32751, sold July 31, for $101,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, one-and-onehalf baths and 1,152 square feet of living area. The price per square foot is $87.
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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 15 265918 pler, Bitikofer said. Unlike clay and natural grass, the new turf wont have an issue with water build-up. The maintenance will be much simpler, but how about playability for the players who actually put the field to use? The way the ball rolls and moves on field turf is much dif ferent than on natural grass and clay, which is always a concern for players not use to playing on turf. But according to Sjogren, the biggest challenge didnt have anything to do with those folks on the field. When we played, we always played on natural surfaces, but the difference is all these kids grew up playing in all of these big tournaments up-and-down the East Coast where theyve been on field turf all of their lives, Sjogren said. Its not an adjustment for them; it was more of an adjustment for us (coaches). Sjogren and his staff also are looking forward to the new cov ered batting cages which will be perfect for getting in batting and pitching practices in regardless of the weather. The new facilities will feature three cov ered cages, as well as a regulation mound and home plate. All the updates are expected to be completed this fall, and Bitikofer plans to have the field in playing shape by the time the fall baseball season comes. Next summer, a second phase of renovations will include improvements to the stadium and club house. When we take on a project like this for baseball, our goal is to make sure our baseball program has the facilities it needs to be successful, Bitikofer said. We want, first and foremost, our students to be safe, and we want them to be successful.IMPROVEMENTS New synthetic eld turf ineld Tweaking of eld dimensions New safety netting around the eld New covered batting cages New JV locker room Newly paved parking lot with new lighting 279338MEDICARE QUESTIONS??? TURNING 65? THINKING OF A PLAN CHANGE? DROPPING EMPLOYER COVERAGE? WE CAN HELP!!!Representing many major insurance carriers in Florida Call for a FREE Consultation 407-442-2829Ashley Bracha Leibowitz 1031 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 260 Winter Park, FL 32789
16 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 F ea tured Listings pr esented b y F annie Hillman + Associa tes 265970 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 262166 TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORBaseball is a grueling sport, and a season can wear down the best of players and teams. Unfortunately for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs, the steam to power forward let out at an unfor tunate time as the Dawgs fell 12-1 in the final game of the Florida Collegiate Summer League championship against the DeLand Suns Monday, Aug. 6. Leading up to Mondays finale, the Dawgs were blanked 4-0 in game one before turning it around in Sundays game two in a clutch 7-5 win to force the series to a winner-take-all game three. But despite the disappointing loss to end the summer season, Dawgs second-year head coach Chuck Schall said there was plenty to be proud of with this group of collegiate players. We had a lot of kids who got a lot out of this summer, (who) needed reps and got good reps, he said. Thats what the league is about anyway getting them competitive reps. But all-in-all, they made a lot of good friendships and a lot of memories, (and) we had some really cool games there in the end. It was toward the end of the season when the Dawgs who finished 18-20 on the year and eight-and-a-half games behind the Leesburg Lightning really hit their stride as they went 6-4 in the last 10 games. The postseason push began with an absolute fireworks show on offense as the Dawgs outlasted the Seminole County Scorpions in a wild 20-17 win at home. That was followed by a back-and-forth three-game series with the topseeded Lightning. After falling 1-0 in game one, the Dawgs rallied just as they did against the Suns to take game two in a close 3-2 win, before pulling off their first comeback win of the season in an 11-inning, 7-6 slugfest to send them to the championship series. The series win over the Lightning was a real highlight for Schall, who admired his teams effort to overcome adversity to move through the postseason. Leesburg still had a very solid team, he said. They had a lot of pitching, and they were the No. 1 seed. We had to go in there and beat them. We were basically going in there with nine position players and a handful of pitchers, (and we) just competed and came out on top. Just being able to make it into the playoffs was quite an accomplishment for this years team; the Dawgs faced numerous obstacles throughout the season. A rain-soaked summer which Schall said was the worst he had seen as a coach resulted in 13 games being either canceled or suspended. In addition, Schalls squad saw players leaving the team for a number of reasons which resulted in lack of depth, especially on the mound. We lost like, four pitchers at one time (who) were all bullpen guys, and that really put us in a little bit of a spin there, Schall said. Typically (in) these leagues, when your pitching is strong, you usually do pretty well. But when you start losing a lot of pitchers, youre going to have games where you come out and smash a team one night, and the next night you might get 10-run ruled. Despite the losses which included the hard swinging bat of Jacob Teter guys such as JP Williams and Trevor Tinder stepped it up on the mound, while others such as catcher Jeff Korte and outfielder Tyler Osik played a pivotal role at the plate and on the field. But of all the lessons learned throughout the last couple of months of ball, Schall hopes each player can take away something positive that can be used to better their game at the next level. Im hoping the reps that they got with us is going to help them, Schall said. You always hope that theyre going to improve and learn and be able to take positives with them back to school. Diamond Dawgs fall in championship seriesThe Winter Park team lost 12-1 in the nal game of the Florida Collegiate Summer League championship against the DeLand Suns.The Diamond Dawgs nished runner-up in the FCSL postseason.Troy Herring
ARTS + CULTUREFRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMTIM FREEDASSOCIATE EDITORTheres great power in displaying confidence. That holds true whether youre performing on Broadway or working in sales. No matter your dream, the Maile School wants to help you reach it. The Maile School in Winter Park along U.S. 17-92 has been teaching its students how to perform in front of an audience since it first opened in 1982. Children, teens and adults learn everything from on-camera acting for TV, commercials and film to how to improv and audition. More advanced classes include monologue and scene study, and an image class for girls also teaches the young ladies everything about posture, poise, makeup and etiquette. Were not really trying to change the kids; were just trying to bring more out of them thats positive, vice president and owner of the school Debby Tapia said. The school has seen many of its students go on to see great success in performance and acting, with many returning to the school to give workshops and private lessons. Graduates of the Maile School include actor and singer Norm Lewis, who starred as the phantom in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway; singer and actress Mandy Moore; and several Nickelodeon stars such as Justin Jarzombek (I Am Frankie), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE The Maile School teaches condence through modeling and acting classes. Meg Nelson, 10; Hunter Montgomery, 16; and Ellie Shaddix, 12, worked on their runway skills. Instructor Debby Tapia, center, hopes to help her students build self-esteem in her classes. Students at the Maile School learn to act and improvise on camera. SEE SCHOOL PAGE 20Photos by Tim Freed
18 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 SUMMER SPECIALSLIMITED TIMEOffered now until September 30th TWOS OME SPECIA L 20% OF F THREES OME SPECIA L 30% OF F FOU RSOME S PECIA L 40% OFF EV ERY DA Y A FTER 4: 00, BRING A FRIEND F OR A BU Y ONE GET ONE FREE SPECIA L (ROU ND MUS T BE WITH CA RT). EV ERY DA Y STA RTING A T 10:00 A M PLEASE BE ADVISED: NO CO OLERS 282493 rfntbnftnn TROY HERRINGASSOCIATE EDITORMusic has the ability to bring peo ple of all backgrounds together. And its with this in mind that the good folks at Opera Orlando are looking to draw in both old and new listeners with their final upcoming recital for the annual Opera on Park Summer Concert Series at 2 p.m. Aug. 12. The organizations previous two performances by Alex Mansoori and Laura Leon were solid successes, said Opera Orlandos Executive and Artistic Director Gabriel Preisser, and the upcoming show featuring soprano Suzanne Kantorski promises to be no different. Suzanne has definitely established herself in the opera industry, and some of our opera fans here heard her up in New York they said, We have to bring her down to Orlando, Preisser said. So she came down and did a fundraiser for us, and everyone fell in love with her then. Originally started in 2009, the series has become an annual favorite of local opera enthusiasts, because it gives them a more intimate performance than what is usually seen at larger, more theatrical performances. Held at the University Club of Winter Park, there will be no grand stage filled with props, background or costumes. Instead, Kantorski will take to the front of the room, alongside pianist Robin Stamper, and perform a selection of songs of her choosing which will feature pieces from upcoming shows that Opera Orlando will produce. This style of performance allows visitors to really take in the talent that Kantorski and others have to offer, said Creative Director Grant Preisser. Ultimately, what we want them to take away from these recitals is just the power and the beauty of the voice un-amplified I think thats what continues to separate opera from a lot of live music, Grant said. We dont use microphones the voice and what is produced is the artist alone doing that. And although some may think that a stripped down recital would be much easier to per form, it actually can be the opposite, Kantorski said. Although she loves recitals and their more oneon-one nature, the simplistic aspect of the performance means there are no others to give directions and no visual means to use as cues. When youre curating a recital, its a totally different ball game, because the only wall that now exists between you and the audience is right in front of you there is nothing else there, Kantorski said. Its a very vulnerable position for a lot of artists, and in fact I know many who wont do recital work because its really stressful.MEET MS. KANTORSKIKantorski has performed as an opera singer in productions all over the world. And although she has performed on some of the biggest stages, Kantorskis life as an opera singer seemingly came from out of nowhere. A small-town girl from Danby, Vermont with a population of about 1,000 opera wasnt really something she discovered through her blue-collar family. It also wasnt her chosen form of expression. I loved music from a very young age, but I never thought about it as a career I wanted to be a dancer, to be honest, Kantorski said. My introduction to classical music was my mother enrolling me into dance classes and ballet, and I was so inspired by the movement of dance. Unfortunately, Kantorski suf fered an injury after a car accident that derailed her dancing career early. Thats when she made the switch to singing. From there, Kantorski dived head-first into her art. She graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and then performed and taught voice classes at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. Despite the years of constant intensive practicing and the general hardships that come from dedicating your life to the art, Kantorski said there was nothing shed rather do than sing because she believes it connects herself to others on a special, pure level. We listen right now in a digital age to everything on a computer, on a handheld device, on a speaker something that has been amplified, something that has been modified or tampered before it reaches the consumer, Kantorski said. This art form is one of the last or only existing now art forms where this music from my body is directly connecting to another human being on the same frequency. In addition to Kantorskis per formance this Sunday, she also will perform in March 2019 in the double bill of Pagliacci and Pucinella produced by Opera Orlando.Afternoon at the operaOpera Orlando will wind down its Opera on Park Summer Concert Series this Sunday with a performance by Suzanne Kantorski. IF YOU GOOPERA ON PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 WHERE: University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park COST: $30 Courtesy photoSuzanne Kantorski will be perform Sunday at the University Club of Winter Park.
WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 19 266475 FRIDAY, AUG. 10CREALDS 34TH ANNUAL CUPATHON Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Creald School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. For nearly four decades, this summer social, hosted by Vincent Sansone, ceramics studio manager and senior faculty member, brings smart shoppers and collectors to the main campus to browse through hundreds of one-of-akind ceramic cups, bowls and other vessels handmade by Creald instructors, artists, students and friends. As the tradition goes, buy a cup or goblet, and it will be lled. Proceeds benet upgrades to the ceramics studio and kilns. Must call for times. For more information, call (407) 671-1886. BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON BAND 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Beautiful Bobby Blackmon is a dedicated blues musician based in Central Florida. His blues is a southern soul/blues style mixed with some R&B avor. His inuences include BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Buddy Guy, Johnnie Taylor, George Benson and more. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit bluebambooart center.com.SATURDAY, AUG. 11WENDY BENSON AT ALOMA BOWL 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Aloma Bowl, 2530 Aloma Ave, Winter Park. Wendy Benson has been playing music in the Orlando area for more than 30 years. Hear her acoustic sound at Aloma Bowl, which hosts free live music every Saturday. From folk and blues to rock, you wont want to miss this performance. For more information, call Aloma Bowl at (407) 671-8675.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15PROSE & POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the conference room at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Learn how to get your ideas from imagination into writing by using prompts to express your thoughts. Bring paper and pen or your laptop for this weekly workshop. Cost is $15 per session, paid directly to the instructor. The workshop also will be held Aug. 22 and 29. Participants must be ages 18 and older. For more information, contact Elaine Person at firstname.lastname@example.org. GET REEL WITH TOM 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the meeting room at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park. Join resident lm acionado, Tom Tarvin, on a journey through independent and art house lms. This discussion will feature Topkapi with Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov and Maximilian Schell. A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dag ger. Participants must be ages 18 and older. For more information, contact Jennifer Andrews at email@example.com.THURSDAY, AUG. 16NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC JAM 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at 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 make new friends and play a variety of songs from pop to rock to blues to country. If the weather is nice, it will be set up on the stage near the splash pad. If it rains, the jam will move indoors. For more information, call (407) 599-3275.ONGOINGGIGOLO A COLE PORTER REVIEW Through Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Or ange Ave. Suite C, Winter Park. An audience favorite from last years rst Florida Festival of New Musicals, Gigolo uses Cole Porter songs to tell the tale of a handsome playboy and his relationships. Inspired by the life of Por rio Rubirose, this musical revue features 25 Cole Porter classics, including Its De-Lovely, Youre The Top, Lets Do It and more. For showtimes and to buy tickets, visit winterparkplayhouse.org. HIS HENDERSON, ISRAEL & SIMPSON PROJECT On display through Dec. 31, on the second oor of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Visit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center to learn of Winter Parks African-American leaders Gus C. Henderson, Frank R. Israel and Walter B. Simpson. For more information, call (407) 539-2680. THIS WEEKCourtesy photo
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WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 21 282415 SHANE JEWELL After years leading an Oklahoma music festival and working as executive director for the Okla homa City Ballet, Jewell was ready for a move. I knew my career would take me out of Oklahoma someday; I just didnt know when or where, he said. It felt like I could come (to Orlando) and be a part of having a positive impact for change in this organization. Thats what really interested me. The new Orlando Ballet execu tive director, who now resides in Baldwin Park, started his tenure with the company in June. He said hes been doing a deep dive into the way the organization is run and hopes to improve ticket sales by working more closely with nonprofits and the Orlando com munity. During his time with the Okla homa City Ballet, Jewell said he was able to grow the budget by 40% and help acquire a new dance facility. The Orlando Ballet has plans for a new 38,000 squarefoot building to open in 2019. The main thing is the facility should match the quality of the art, Jewell said. Thats the criti cal piece. Its a mismatch when you see this incredible ballet on a stage and you go to the studios, and it isnt what you expect. PHILLIP BROOMHEAD Broomhead has had a celebrated career before finding himself in the City Beautiful. The Londonborn professional first found his life of dance when his grand mother took him to a ballet school to help his hyper energetic ten dencies. Broomhead eventually joined the Royal Ballet Company as a principal dancer before mak ing his way to to the Houston Bal let, where he eventually served as ballet master. After taking time off, he estab lished his own dance academy, the Vittaca Vocational School for Dance, before accepting Burgers and Orlando Ballet Artistic Direc tor Robert Hills invitation to join the school. He wants to bring some of his European background to the school, which he hopes will bring out the artistic side of ballet, which he fears is undervalued, as much as the athleticism. Although his official title is interim director, Broomhead plans to be with the Orlando Bal let School for a long while. I feel like Im at the ground of something really fantastic, Broomhead said. For Orlando, for the community and for the company, its exciting how with the new building and the Dr. Phillips Center (it just) feels like something is about to erupt in the best possible way. SHANNON BLUST Blust has had a storied career as a dancer. He spent many years with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and then performing on Broadway but said it all pales in comparison to his work as a teacher. When I taught that first class, being bit by the theater bug was nothing compared to the bug that got me when I taught my first class, he said. After years as a dance instruc tor at the Windermere Prepa ratory School, Blust now is the Orlando Ballet Schools South Campus manager. He is making a few changes with his new posi tion. The schools South Campus in the Dellagio Plaza in Dr. Phil lips, which Blust estimates teach es around 400 students, soon will host a slew of dance classes cov ering musicals, tap dance, jazz and stage film, hip hop, Latin car dio, and more. Blust and Hill both believe teaching a wider array of styles will keep the school com petitive in the job market and industry as a whole. YAN CHEN AND CHIAKI YASUKAWA Yan Chen, formally the Orlando Ballet Schools Ballet Master, now will teach at the upper levels of the school and help students seeking advanced training as the Principal Academy Teacher. Longtime Orlando Ballet danc er Chiaki Yasukawa will be in charge of the Academy Prep Pro gram at the South Campus. Orlando Ballet, Orlando Ballet School recruit new leaders Both the Orlando Ballet and Orlando Ballet school are looking to shake things up in a big way. On the heels of announcing Shane Jewell as the new executive director for the Orlando Ballet, the Orlando Ballet School named a number of individuals to new leadership positions, most notably Phillip Broomhead to interim director following the departure of longtime director Dierdre Miles Burger. Shane Jewell Phillip Broomhead Shannon Blust Yan Chen Chiaki Yasukawa
22 WINTER PARK / MAITLAND OBSERVER | FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 8-9-18 rfntb r fntbrt n f f bt btt b bt b t n n ft t b n b n b t n t n f ftt f f f ft fr r rn t n r f tttbr n tt b rnt f r t b t t b t b b bbbbr b bt bf t tn bt f btn n tr tt t ttn ft r r bn ft t f f fbnt ft ff r b nt f r btt n t n tf r fntbtnn r brt r 282343 WEATHERJ. Dean Watts, of Winter Park, took this stunning photo of the fountain in the rose garden at Central Park. The Winter Park/ Maitland Observer is hosting this weekly contest, and winners will have their photograph featured in the newspaper. To enter, email your photo, along with your name, city and a caption, to tfreed@ orangeobserver. com; put I Love Winter Park in the subject line. I LOVE WINTER PARK FRIDAY, AUG. 10High: 91 Low: 76 Chance of rain: 20%SATURDAY, AUG. 11High: 90 Low: 76 Chance of rain: 30%SUNDAY, AUG. 12High: 89 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 60%MONDAY, AUG. 13High: 90 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 40% Wednesday, Aug. 1 1.00 Thursday, Aug. 2 0.70 Friday, Aug. 3 0.20 Saturday, Aug. 4 0.00 Sunday, Aug. 5 0.00 Monday, Aug. 6 0.00 Tuesday, Aug. 7 0.00 YEAR TO DATE: 2018 35.30 in. 2017 26.54 in. AUG. TO DATE: 2018 1.9 in. 2017 .37 in. SUNRISE / SUNSET Sunrise Sunset Friday, Aug. 10 6:52a 8:10p Saturday, Aug. 11 6:52a 8:09p Sunday, Aug. 12 6:53a 8:08p Monday, Aug. 13 6:53a 8:07p Tuesday, Aug. 14 6:54a 8:06p Wednesday, Aug. 15 6:54a 8:05p Thursday, Aug. 16 6:55a 8:05pMOON PHASES RAINFALL FORECAST Aug. 4 Last Aug. 26 Full Aug. 11 New Aug. 18 First
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