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In home delivery by Friday, Dec. 6 Kick off the Christmas season with Winter Springs 32nd annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting this weekend! MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 3 WHERE TO FIND THE BEST GOATSINTERESTS, 4Knights could win it allUCF football hits the gridiron season, hoping to clinch. ATHLETICS, 8Keep your brain healthy FUN AND GAMES, 11On the anniversary of the Pearl CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . ..................... 3 INTERESTS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 4 CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 6 ATHLETICS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 8 VOICES . . . . . . . . . . ....................... 10 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . ................... 11 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR . . . ........ B1 MARK YOUR CALENDARTears brimmed in Cheryl and Richard Gonzales eyes as three solemnly spoken words helped to three on Nov. 22. Evans. The words marked an end beginning to their new life as parents as their new smiling happily back to his seat behind them. went from one of ongoing worry two stable parents. said. work of the people at Childrens of them for helping make this stead became places of celebra tion on Nov. 22 for families like the Gonzales. In honor of Novembers before the holidays. room was transformed into a friends and relatives who were there to celebrate with them. eyed looks of wonder as new families glanced at each other teddy bears and cake took the stenographers. Weve been a family something changed today. Were this milestone. They worked relearning how to parent. as grandparents formally adopt ing grandchildren or in the case was grinned over the top of her night to start the search for a Oviedo Center Park the center piece of the Oviedo on the Park attractions. est and tallest cypress tree that half of this year. Its been part of the overall plan ever since. I think it was a really cool Persampiere said. We are all have it here is really something The arrangements have piece of the family park area iere said. The planting of the Senator clone is a reversal of a trend in development on forest and agri Oviedo on the Park is being were leveled in order to create city has recently drawn the ire of residents in the bordering allowing zoning changes to land which has led to the clearing of developments along the citys northeastern borders. The Senators clone came preserve the Senator before its Florida forest genetics researcher Don Rockwood. In a grove in Americas hardiest trees for more Christmas wish granted: a new homeOviedos growing tributeALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice TIM FREED The VoiceKids across Central their forever families on National Adoption Day city will plant copy of an ancient treePHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY Jayden Gonzales, 10, embraces adoptive parents Richard and Cheryl at a National Adoption Month event that made their family ofcial on Nov. 22. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE A clone of The Senator tree rises at Big Tree Park in Longwood. Oviedo will soon have another, planted on ground where an orange grove was bulldozed. Please see ADOPTION on page 3 Please see TREE on page 2 Its a nice tribute and a connection to the county. It keeps [the Senators] legacy alive.

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Page 2 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY DEC. 12, 1901 Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo rffrntbrbtrbrtr rr btr r r r nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr Family Fun Event sponsored by Family Fun Event sponsored by Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 49 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705PUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSJanet Foleyjwfoley75@gmail.comSandi VidalSandi@ChristianHelp.orgTom CareySundewGardens@gmail.comKaren PhillipsKarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.comDeborah Sheehy 407.563.7009DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.comAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceTURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellVICE PRESIDENTSPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #008-093Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 independently of the newspaper. 2013 rfnftbf D ecember 19th-22ndBob Carr Performing Arts Centre ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BOOK YOUR SEATS TODAY !407-426-1739O RLAND OBA LLET.ORG rffttbf* Price does not include tickets to The Nutcracker performance. photocarlos amoedo | focustudios.com At least two clones have been since then one located at Big Tree Park near the remains of miles away. Now that Oviedo will have Stephen Schenck said the city day. said. It keeps the legacy alive and helps spread the legacy I think thats what they want to do with those saplings: make them accessible and spread the Land developer Tom Cavana TREE | Oviedos new tree will be rare clone of The Senator, a 3,500 year old Cypress CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK Hundreds gathered to pay respects to The Senator in March during a dedica tion ceremony to one of its successors, a clone called The Phoenix, planted nearby.

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 3 FAMILY CALENDAR rf nnrtb rrrfnNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 26 ON DIGITAL HD ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK & DVD DECEMBER 10 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKSend us your name and mailing address to tcraft@turnstilemediagroup.comNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. tion that shed never have to leave the began to set in. two front teeth. Im gonna tell all my share a home and the responsibilities of raising their grandchildren. had been craving. to leave me. This way she never has to Peggi Smith of Altamonte Springs also call home. Aaliyah has been with me since day one and now its a blessing to know that ness felt going forward for all those in her shoes. It makes me feel happier to be part of It makes me feel happy and warm inside family. adopted children who had been placed in their care initially as foster children. The process to become foster parents are matched with children in need of stable environments. they are expected to need foster care. mom will never forget it. Downs is a single mom whos been a foster parent for two kids. she said. Dressed smartly for the occasion in a excited to be a permanent part of his life as He doesnt know what this all means ADOPTION | Dozens of kids get forever homes CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE DEC. 6-7 St. Lukes Concert Series returns with the 2013 Holiday Concert featuring the Brass Band of Central Florida, with three performances Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free for this concert, directed by Chad Shoopman with a delightful program of holiday favorites. Arrive early for the 2 p.m. Saturday showing and enjoy the Holiday Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dozens of delight ful craft and gift booths. Its all at St. Lukes Lutheran Church at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org for more information. DEC. 6-15The villainous Barnaby has fallen in love with sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. If he cant buy her love, then hell force her to marry him by threatening to foreclose on her mother, the poor widow Piper. Mary already has her heart set on marrying Barnabys nephew Alan but not if Barnaby can help it! Its Babes in Toyland at the Princess Theater, 115 W. First St. in Sanford. Its playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Visit spotlightc. org for more information. DEC. 7Celebrate the season with one of the longest tradi tions in Winter Springs, the 32nd annual Holiday Pa rade. Following the parade is the 10th annual Christ mas Tree Lighting. Free pictures with Santa and great holiday-themed performances from local schools, performing arts groups and more. Its all from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Winter Springs Town Center. Mrs. Claus will be at The Rural Heritage Center for an evening of decorating cookies, making Christmas tree ornaments, writing letters to Santa, and many other fun crafts. Its from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and free and open to the public. Its at 101 E. Main St., Geneva. Call 407-792-0758 or visit RuralHeritageCenter.net for more information. DEC. 9Come join the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber at the Holiday Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Spill Wine Bar at 1196 Tree Swallow Drive, suite 1313, in Winter Springs. The $10 admission gets one drink ticket and an appetizer wristband. Contact Melissa Lee at 407278-4872 for more information. DEC. 13Casselberrys ofcial tree lighting ceremony and holiday movie in the park starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at 95 Triplet Lake Drive at Lake Concord Park. Holiday entertainment will delight visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a tree lighting at 7 p.m., then the movie in the park, Rise of the Guardians will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring the family for Santa, artisan booths, a Food Truck Bazaar and more! For more information call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. DEC. 14Its the Oviedo Winter Springs Holiday Parade and Snow Mountain! The parade gets going along Ovie do Mall Boulevard at 4 p.m. heading toward the mall, and the Snow Mountain plus games, music and more wait at the end. Its from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Oviedo Mall parking lot, so theres plenty of parking. ONGOINGThe Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College offers Central Florida the chance to celebrate the holidays with multiple perfor mances of its most popular show. The Planetarium will present The Star of Bethlehem 10 times this season, with two showings each on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. Show times for each date are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Star of Bethle hem looks at how the calendar system has changed over the millennia and examines clues from the Bible to pin down the birth year of Jesus under our current calendar. The origins of the Magi are then looked at to determine what celestial phenomena they would have most likely interpreted to be the Star. Light Up UCF runs through Jan. 5, the event features 50 nights of music, lights, and ice, with ice-skating, ice slide, and a winter carnival atmosphere. Visit ligh tupucf.com for more information and tickets.

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Page 4 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice IINt T ERESt T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY DEC. 10, 1967 r JAN 22-24, Bob Carr Centre, Orlando rfnt b fntntbbbnbbttb tbnttnbbnbbtbnbrfntftbtfFive Thousand Years of Myths & Legends Come to Life on Stage tnntnnnt nttnntntntntr ftttnnn tnnntnnf nntntnn tntnftttnnnttn ftnntt ntntntntn nn tnftntntnnn ntnttntntftn ntttntntnnnttn nntnrtnnnntt tntrf rfrrf Valentine the donkey stretches asking for a scratch on her nose as children giggle with excite the parents watch them take in everything a real farm has to offer tiny hands. At the Good Neighbors Farm right from the property. It will the shading tree canopy. This is the experience David He knows there are other farmers can offer the atmosphere his can. For years people have been arrived. visit. The animals are already and Valentine has been practicing The animals are what will there longer. He wants the market a place for families to spend a So theres a lot of new that might not have ever even Lloyd had seen the trend Hed been looking for a way to share the farm life that he grew to invite people to see what that a lot of people I think are kind of wanting a little piece of that Thats something that Lloyd has done himself over the past habits. He knew his farm was a take advantage of for his own started raising animals for the Putting the farm in farmers marketBRITTNI LARSON The Voice PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Farmer David Lloyd and his donkey, Valentine, are excited to welcome local residents to their farm for fresh produce and petting zoo fun when their famrers market opens in January of next year. Please see FARM on next page

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 5 food was his kryptonite and at home since beginning his farmers market dream. The idea has changed his mind set and his health. to know where my food comes He wants to share that with the animals and experiencing the make some changes themselves. to know exactly where my food what better way than to go to the ing chickens and canning. Itll be a destination to experience and Oviedo ER is located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426 with easy access from W. Broadway Street. OviedoER.com For all your familys emergencies big and small Central Florida Regional Hospital brings ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER features: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory servicesCaring for Oviedo EMERGENCY EXP ER TS Now Open 24/7! OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com FARM | Market will double as a place for produce and a petting zoo with goats, cows, pigs and chickens CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Page 6 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! Now through Dec. 14 Crazy for Gershwin at the Winter Park Playhouse The creatives at the Winter work of a great composer or per to the Gershwin brothers reminds Dec. 6 to Jan. 5 The Light in the Piazza at Mad Cow Theater meets and falls in love with a poses the affair for reasons that Dec. 6 Winter Park Tree Lighting CeremonyThere is more holiday cheer on Lighting Ceremony in Central Park in downtown Winter Park family is invited to this free event wonderland with performances ter Park Highs Belle Chanson Harmony. After wards we are invited for refreshments provided by local with visits with all in Central Park in Winter Park. Dec. 7 Leadership Winter Park Pancake BreakfastThe Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast has become a Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK WINTER PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Please see CULTURE on next page

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 7 Feld Entertainment248339 #R inglingBro s Ringling.comSAVE $4 on Tickets!Good on Select PerformancesRestrictions and exclusions may apply. No double discounts. Subject to availability. Excludes premium seats. Offer excludes day of show. JAN. GOOD ONLY Fri. JAN. 10 7:30 PM Sat. JAN. 11 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM Presented locally by &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906.Proceeds from the breakfast get a great seat for the Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade (parade beginning at 9 a.m.). on the Central Park stage. Tickets Dec. 7 Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host the Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Pa 9 a.m. This year the parade and Santa will be part of Dec. 9 Venetian Vespers with the Orlando Philharmonic orchestra drawn from the Or UCF Chamber Singers on Dec. 9 in a program called Venetian rise to a tradition of works for will be highlighted in this highly recommended concert at the Shakespeare Center. For tickets to Current All hail chef Chris Windus of the Alfond Inn iltons Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. Chef Chris as Best New Chef in their Silver Spoon Awards. Tech CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE CHEF CHRIS WINDUS VENETIAN VESPERSCULTURE | Get into the spirit with holiday-themed parades, a charity breakfast, concerts and more

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Page 8 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice AAtT HLEt T Ic C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY DEC. 7, 1980 Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org December 9th Young Executives Holiday Social 5:30 7:30pm, Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs Are you a young executive under 40? Are you currently looking for new networking opportunities? Come join this unique opportunity to network and mingle with young C Level executives. This month we will be hosting a Holiday Social. Our speaker is Esther Vargas Davis from the UCF Incubator program. December 11th OBN Holiday Party 5:30 8:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen's Network for their Annual Holiday Party! The ladies will celebrate the evening with plenty of dancing and Christmas in the City. December 14th Snow Mountain and Holiday Parade 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us in celebrating the season at the OWS Chamber Holiday Parade! Enjoy marching bands, floats, dance groups, choirs, vehicles and then visit the Snow Mountain! Parade will start at 4:00pm and Snow Mountain will be open until 9:00pm. We hope to see you there! December 19th Chamber Knight at Light Up UCF Join the Chamber at this years Light Up UCF event. Light Up UCF is a great family event with an 8,000 sq ft out door skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. This year it is snowing every night and they will be showing a different holiday film each night! We hope to see you there, and make sure to stop by our info tent! For Tickets Call 321.268.1125 Or Visit www.TitusvillePlayhouse.com Presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark, NYC The Knights are at their highest ranking of the season after yet Nov. 29. in a chilly thriller in the Bright driving deep into UCF territory pass and sent the tense crowd accompanied by a collective sigh of relief in a game in which the USFs scores. OLeary said in a press conference after the game. It had had won a game in which they highest the team has ever been the same week the BCS standings slowly moved their way into Their slow and steady rise has games this season in which they were the favorite or the heavy attempts against rival USF was than expected Nov. 29 as the UCF UCF ghts to clinch rst BCS bowl berthISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see KNIGHTS on next page PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Knights barely edged USF in their last game, but clinched a share of the AAC title. With a win over SMU this weekend, theyll head to a BCS bowl.

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 9 MOUNTAIN MOUNTAIN Saturday, December 14thAt the 3:30pm to 5:00pm VIP Admission 4:00pm Holiday Parade Begins 5:00pm to 9:00pm 5:00pm to 9:00pm Snow Mountain Tickets $5 prior to December 14th $10 Day of the event Ask about VIP tickets for early admission! Purchase tickets at the Oviedo Aquatic Center or Riverside Park for unlimited rides while snow lasts. Inflatable games and entertainment are FREE! Vendors will be available for your holiday shopping! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 407-971-5568 game. overtook the Knights. The bright spot that slowly began to shine yardage workhorse for the Knights after the air. The game never had a wider scoring gap who came into the game heavy favorites. The teams met at the height of one of the threatening. The win clinched a share of the American looking to bolster their bowl game chances with a win. The Cardinals wont be able to share the AACs BCS bid no matter what in the AAC title and have a shot at the the Cardinals. Knights may already have the crown all BCS bowl berth. If the Bearcats win and hope they stay above Cincinnati in the BCS standings. poll has consistently ranked the Knights The Knights may have some advantages of every AAC road game in order to win. KNIGHTS | Must have Cincinnati lose or must defeat SMU Mustangs to gain access to prestigious bowl CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Page 10 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice VOIc C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY ment on one of the live local television to sharpen a steel shovel. Firmly grasping hoping to evoke a little the spade a swift swipe in one deft move. The proximity of my lapel microphone to steel dio wearing earpieces my segment was dropped.) Selecting and maintaining the tools of cheaper versions of a tool may offer an economy of scale to consider. accomplishes my goals far better than A few basic maintenance tricks to avoid Keep wood handles primed with linseed Recognizing that tools are an extension winnowed down my tool inventory wish constant high. Keeping the tools of my trade sharp Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursTom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > stations to play Christmas and dence on my Facebook newsfeed ery day. While I love to read what others also doing every other month of the year. its kind of sad. ness by paying for the person be more than that. of a fresh start come the New wonder why everyone seems to become friendlier as the holidays ent to everyone. among an array of controversial the year the holidays symbolizing something different to everyone seem to often be forgotten. We tend to be blind to those who are erosity and warm personalities. It creates a sense of peace a might say. and other holidays some in a re differences in what the holidays it extremely hard to accept why someone might celebrate differ their moral compass is pointed in If we are able to look past dif spread a shared sense of peace does that have to change with the start of a new year? The year will get in the way. It will lattes and Black Friday deals. We can do when we come together ten. In the two months of the year They are different from the strang October. will fail). better stranger.Erin OFlaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting and the current Miss University of Central Florida. She can be reached at eoaherty@knights.ucf.eduLets set aside differences not just during this seasonERIN OFLAHERTY Guest Columnist King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013

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Page 12 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Care ful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of exist ing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you pre pare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A rela tionship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family members personal situ ation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) Pace yourself in meeting holi day pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and col leagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into per spective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Dont be pressured into a socalled solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Frank lin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richards Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America. Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Car ol is published. Dickens never lost momentum as a writer, churning out major novels every year or two, often in serial form. Among his most impor tant works are David Copperfield (1850), Great Expectations (1861) and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Dec. 18, 1912, after three years of digging in the Piltdown gravel pit in Sussex, England, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announces the discovery of two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man. Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident. He was 60 years old. Descended from a long line of military men, Patton grad uated from the West Point Military Academy in 1909. Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. She went on to become a mother, grand mother, and in 1996, a great-grand mother to Timu, the first surviving infant gorilla conceived by artificial insemination. Colo is still alive today. Dec. 16, 1960, two airliners collide over New York City, killing 134 people aboard the planes and on the ground. A miscalculation by the pilot of the United flight put his plane directly into the path of a TWA Super Constellation. Christmas presents car ried by the planes passengers were strewn all over the streets. Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to over throw military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the Unit ed States on drug-trafficking charges. Noriegas Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Care ful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of exist ing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you pre pare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A rela tionship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family members personal situ ation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) Pace yourself in meeting holi day pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and col leagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into per spective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Dont be pressured into a socalled solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Frank lin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richards Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America. Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Car ol is published. Dickens never lost momentum as a writer, churning out major novels every year or two, often in serial form. Among his most impor tant works are David Copperfield (1850), Great Expectations (1861) and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Dec. 18, 1912, after three years of digging in the Piltdown gravel pit in Sussex, England, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announces the discovery of two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man. Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident. He was 60 years old. Descended from a long line of military men, Patton grad uated from the West Point Military Academy in 1909. Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. She went on to become a mother, grand mother, and in 1996, a great-grand mother to Timu, the first surviving infant gorilla conceived by artificial insemination. Colo is still alive today. Dec. 16, 1960, two airliners collide over New York City, killing 134 people aboard the planes and on the ground. A miscalculation by the pilot of the United flight put his plane directly into the path of a TWA Super Constellation. Christmas presents car ried by the planes passengers were strewn all over the streets. Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to over throw military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the Unit ed States on drug-trafficking charges. Noriegas Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013

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Call today, and lets talk about it: 407 .672. 1620. 88141 PR AD WPO 12/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower.com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 A WORRY FREE LIFESTYLE PLUS GUARANTEED LONG TERM CARE [ now peace of mind ] MAY 994 Phillips Ad_WPO.indd 1 10/30/13 2:11 PM Sandy Gonzalez was one of those boys who built model airplanes at night and by day searched the skies for the real things, watching for them as one might for shooting stars. He caught the aviation bug at an early age and spent nearly every waking moment dream ing of the day when he could get his wings. childhood, some of which was spent in a Catholic group home, Gonzalez found his place at the Manhattan High School of Aviation. In the early 1940s it was a special ized school for boys in New York City who were eager to join the ranks of young men aviation. There were classes for boys interested in becoming pi mechanics. Gonzalez had no doubts about where he wanted to land: the pilots seat. He graduated early, at age 17, and took a job with the Army Air Corps Cadet program in Middleton, Penn. While he was waiting to turn 18 so he could enlist, the U.S. was waging war on Japan and Germany following the assault on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Shortly after his 18th birthday in May 1943, the long awaited call came in and it was off to basic training fol Then it was on to bomber training in Sebring, where he learned to pilot the B-17, a popular WWII bomber that carried a crew of 10. Following bomber training, Gonzalez joined the Eighth Air and successfully completed 30 bombing missions. An incred ible feat, as anyone who has ever seen Memphis Belle can attest. I was always in the right place at the right time, Gon zalez said. It was just good timing for the most part that kept me safe. Throughout the remainder Air Rescue unit, whose job it was to pick up downed pilots or troops who had strayed off course. After the war, he was stationed in West Palm Beach, and remained with the Air Rescue service helping de velop protocols and train pilots for missions. Grumman Albatross Seaplane, which was capable of landing in the open ocean under all sorts of harrowing conditions including rescuing a downed pilot off of a rocky beach on the shore of Canada. The pilot managed to land on the beach, but it was too short to take off, so we came in and rescued him. The only way we could take off though, was to use JATO, or Jet Assisted Take Off canisters. We had four on board, two for each side that generated 4,000 pounds of thrust, more than enough to see us safely off the small beach, he said. On another mission, Gonzalez recalled rescuing a fellow soldier from a river at night un The motto of the Air Rescue unit reads So that others may live, a selflike Gonzalez never took lightly. He and his fellow pilots and crewmen risked their own lives on every mission, but he said they always considered it their personal duty to bring back every missing member they could. I was always proud that I never lost a crewmember, Gonzalez said. Through various assignments both at home and abroad, Gonzalez continued to serve honorably throughout his 29-year career with the Air Force. He performed air res cue missions in WWII, Korea, Vietnam as well as hundreds of peacetime missions. He re tired with the rank of Colonel and moved to Gainesville to be near his children, who were attending the University of Florida at the time. A few years later, Gonzalez and his wife moved to Fern Park, where they lived togeth er for 30 years, until his wifes passing in 2000. Today Gonzalez makes his home in the Village on the Green in Longwood. At 88, he still lives independently. In fact, he would outdo many people half his age on the computer, managing the Air Rescue Associations website and serves as the groups executive director. Over the years, Gonzalez has seen many a friend take day. And that, he said, is why he feels so strongly about maintaining the camaraderie of his fellow aviators. He has dedicated much of his retirement as president, then as executive director, of the Air Rescue Association, heading annual reunions, up dating newsletters and help ing former, current and future members of Air Rescue units stay in touch and reconnect whenever possible. Its not always easy running all this, but its important to me and to the members to keep it all going, he said. Its how we connect and share the bonds that we all have.60 years ago, a boy who longed to y went to war A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE DECEMBER 2013 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORSandy Gonzalez stands with tokens of his past, mementos and awards from his time at war. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., and is open Monday through Fri day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. The Maitland Se nior Center will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 for the holidays! Central Florida SeniorDECEMBER 2013PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call 407-539-6251 or visit itsmymai tland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in December at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners always wel come! Cost is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in December at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our cal endar online to see what movies are showing in December. Join John every Monday, Thurs day, and Friday in December at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear com fortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conver sational French group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in December at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in December at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in December at 9:30 a.m. for a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in De cember at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in De cember at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in Decem ber for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. On the second Friday of the month counselors from Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders will provide free unbiased counsel ing about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserved. Bring your list of medica tions or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more information, email information@elderaffairs.org, visit FLORIDASHINE.org, or contact the Maitland Senior Center.CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSESChair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net. Many more classes are available. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Al garin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/registerWINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTERThe Senior Center will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas. A special holiday lunch will be at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center on Dec. 22. RSVP at 407-327-6554. Please see SENIOR CALENDAR next page

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Page 3 Learn ceramics from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also avail able, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. fol lowed by Bingo at 1 p.m. Theres no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Call 407-327-6556 for more classes and information. Lets give a big thumbs-up to Dr. H, a physician at a re gional Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a whistleblower. a House Veterans Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee about her whistleblower complaints to which have resulted in numer of serious wrongdoing at the regional center. For example: werent supervised. They were labeled Licensed Inde pendent Practitioners, which they werent, and they were practicing outside the scope of their licensure. There was never any oversight or review of the care they gave. Thus empowered, nurse practitioners prescribed nar Federal and individual state laws and VA Handbook regu institutional DEA tracking numbers on the drugs, with no physician oversight whatso ever and no means of tracing who prescribed what. sign prescriptions for patients they hadnt even seen. When the doctors objected, the chief of staff brought in residents from a local medical school to write prescriptions after hours. where there were actually no doctors, only nursing staff. Many veterans were unaware that they were being seen only by a nurse, not a doctor. sign collaborative agreements concerning the nursing prac titioners status (essentially monitoring agreements), and when they objected (they could be sued for the work of the nurse), they were told that 55 percent of their perfor mance pay would be withheld. complete histories for patients, just pasting in previous information. Ive read a lot of terrible medical center reports, but this beats them all. I havent named the medical center because I fear these problems arent unique in the VA healthcare system. Send email to columnreply2@ gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando, FL 32819(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) Call Toll Free: 855.802.5532 Hear Your Best for the Holidays this Year!Schedule a FREE Hearing Screening! Hear Your Best for the Holidays this Year!Schedule a FREE Hearing Screening! Family. Friends. Festivities. The joyous sounds of the holidays are fast approaching which means its the perfect time for a FREE Hearing Check-up. Dont let another year with hearing loss dampen your cheer. Total Experience World Class Hearing Care Most complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Selection HearUSA oers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands.Total Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax.60-Day TrialRestrictions apply, call for details. Call today for yourFREE Hearing Check-up! A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY a pair of Siemens 3mi hearing aids**With purchase of a pair of 3mi model only. Everyday Price $2695 each. Sale Price $2295 each. Not valid with any other oer or discount.$800 OFF 130901 HearUSA Holiday Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 12-5_01.indd 1 10/29/13 10:09 AM America needs more whistleblowers SENIOR CALENDAR | Bingo and more CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Savannah Court Maitland 1301 West Maitland Boulevard Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Come see local crafters and thier wares, at an old fashion Bazaar Please call to RSVP!Old Fashion-Bazaar Bash

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Page 6 at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted rffrfnColleen D. Kennon, Owner tbbf b Member of: The length of time you might spend in the emergency room has gotten longer and longer as many Medicare patients are held under whats called observation status. AARP recently completed a study called Rapid Growth in Medicare Hospital Observa tion Services: Whats Going On? that shows the length of time patients are held that way has grown, sometimes to more than 48 hours. If youre a Medicare patient, you can be toting up out-of-pocket costs with every passing hour youre held in this medical limbo. Theres no cost-sharing cap with these observation status stays, not to mention that you might not receive the level of care that you should. As an observation outpatient, youre liable for the costs of tests and procedures. Additionally, if you end up in skilled nursing, the obser vation status time you spend in the hospital doesnt count for the Medicare requirement that you have three days as an inpatient. Your portion of the costs can skyrocket, and you might even be denied skilled nursing care because you werent in the hospital long from the AARP study: have increased 94 percent. versus inpatient) is sometimes changed by the hospital after the patient is sent home. skilled nursing that Medicare didnt cover (due to being originally held in observation limbo) was $10,503. A number of senators in Congress have proposed legis lation that would require time spent in observation status to count as part of the three-day inpatient requirement. To read the full 25-page re port, go to aarp.org and put the studys title in the search box. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc.Emergency room stays can cost a bundle INTRODUCING 877-618-5526 Fully Equipped Kitchens Carefree Granite Countertops Elevator Access Four Paws Friendly 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms from $685**Promotions, terms and conditions subject to change. Pricing displayed includes optional digital cable, reserved parking space, and washer/dryer connections. GardenParkSeniorLiving.com UptownMaitland.com Visit Us at: 365 Garden Edge Point Fern Park, FL 32730 Office Hours: Monday Friday 10 am 6 pm Saturday: 10 am 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm 5 pm BRAND NEW 55+ SENIOR LIVING APARTMENTS

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Page 7 Lets face it too much of the coverage we provide from Washington is inside base ball, easily ignored by those who live in the real world. Sometimes, though, this stuff matters. A case in point is the decision by Harry Reid and his Democratic gaggle to invoke the nuclear option. Its called that because Reid and his partisan majority blew up ing a parliamentary maneuver, they were able to circumvent the usual two-thirds vote nec essary to change the rules and used a simple majority to do away with the biggest delaying the deliberative United States Senate. Republicans are having a cow. Youll regret this, sput tered Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The solution to this problem is at the ballot box. He was trying to make the obvious point that if the Rs take over, its the Ds who will have lost their power to stop a conservative agenda. Unwittingly, however, McConnell was offering a justi a stalling tactic that he and his partisans were using to thwart the winner of the last election. The voters choose who will head the nation. Last time around, that was Barack Obama, meaning he gets to on the federal bench, and also who will head the departments and agencies of his adminis tration. Forgive the civics refresher, but while the Constitutions advise-and-consent power provides the Senate an abil ity to block nominees, it is supposed to be used sparingly. The key word is consent, but at an unprecedented level, the judicial and executive appoint ments put forth by President Obama. It came to a head when they blocked three of his openings. The Republicans were daring Reid to make the nuclear move in truth, they triple-dared him so he did. Actually, it wasnt a com is an exception for the Su preme Court nominees, and it still can be deployed to shut down legislation. That brought some criticism from those who believe that the GOP agenda is all about obstruc tion. If Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a Happy Thanksgiving resolution, it upper chamber. Republicans vow revenge. They have plenty of tools for continuing the gridlock. The Senate rules are packed with delaying tactics. So they can retaliate against the nuclear option with the death of a thousand cuts. The budget deals that need to be done, for instance, can be sunk if they simply refuse to negotiate. Depending on how vindictive they choose to be, we could be facing another govern ment shutdown or debt-ceiling crisis. If youre wondering just what all this has to do with running the country, the answer is nothing. Those on the right point out that when theyve held the power, the liberals have also embraced procedural block ades. But the Republicans have reached new highs. Or would it be lows? In the ugly world of politics, things rarely improve they get worse. Inside baseball? 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Page 8 DEAR PAWS CORNER: I have two dogs and a cat, and I love them all dearly. I also try to make things a little better for pets that dont have homes by helping out two days a month at the local shelter. Please let your read ers know that they can make a huge difference in dogs and cats lives even with a small contribution. If they cant give their time, they can donate money, food or other pet-care items. Caring in Kalamazoo DEAR KALAMAZOO: You told them, and thanks! The holiday season offers the most opportunities to donate, no matter what amount, to a pets. So while youre busy making gift lists and holiday preparations, dont forget to include pets in need some where in those thoughts. Most local shelters have Web pages online where you fundraising events, see what food or supplies are needed, email address to learn more. Those that dont have a website often have listings or dedicated space in the town or community newspaper. Major pet-care organiza tions and pet-supply stores have fundraising drives throughout the year, while local organizations sometimes hold supply drives and other events with the help of local businesses or municipalities. You also can donate your free time to help out at local animal shelters. Contact your nearest shelter to see if op portunities are available, how much time is required and if additional training is needed for certain volunteer posi tions. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitos can transmit heartworm lar vae to dogs, but eas dont? Find out more in my new book, Fighting Fleas, available now. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc.Remember pets in need this holiday season will be celebrating mass starting at1300 N. Mills Ave.(Mills and Montana, just north of Colonial Dr.)Mass begins at 11 a.m. Casual attireParking is along Mills and in Watkins Dental parking lot. Please visit website for information HEAR YE ... HEAR YE! shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999.



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In home delivery by Friday, Dec. 6 Kick off the Christmas season with Winter Springs 32nd annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting this weekend! MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 3 WHERE TO FIND THE BEST GOATS INTERESTS, 4 Knights could win it all UCF football hits the gridiron season, hoping to clinch. ATHLETICS, 8 Keep your brain healthy FUN AND GAMES, 11 On the anniversary of the Pearl CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR, B1 CALENDAR .................... 3 INTERESTS .................... 4 CULTURE ..................... 6 ATHLETICS .................... 8 VOICES ...................... 10 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 11 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Tears brimmed in Cheryl and Richard Gonzales eyes as three solemnly spoken words helped to three on Nov. 22. Evans. The words marked an end beginning to their new life as parents as their new smiling happily back to his seat behind them. went from one of ongoing worry two stable parents. said. work of the people at Childrens of them for helping make this stead became places of celebra tion on Nov. 22 for families like the Gonzales. In honor of Novembers before the holidays. room was transformed into a friends and relatives who were there to celebrate with them. eyed looks of wonder as new families glanced at each other teddy bears and cake took the stenographers. Weve been a family something changed today. Were this milestone. They worked relearning how to parent. as grandparents formally adopt ing grandchildren or in the case was grinned over the top of her night to start the search for a Oviedo Center Park the center piece of the Oviedo on the Park attractions. est and tallest cypress tree that half of this year. Its been part of the overall plan ever since. I think it was a really cool Persampiere said. We are all have it here is really something The arrangements have piece of the family park area iere said. The planting of the Senator clone is a reversal of a trend in development on forest and agri Oviedo on the Park is being were leveled in order to create city has recently drawn the ire of residents in the bordering allowing zoning changes to land which has led to the clearing of developments along the citys northeastern borders. The Senators clone came preserve the Senator before its Florida forest genetics researcher Don Rockwood. In a grove in Americas hardiest trees for more Christmas wish granted: a new home Oviedos growing tribute ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice TIM FREED The Voice Kids across Central their forever families on National Adoption Day city will plant copy of an ancient tree PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY Jayden Gonzales, 10, embraces adoptive parents Richard and Cheryl at a National Adoption Month event that made their family ofcial on Nov. 22. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE A clone of The Senator tree rises at Big Tree Park in Longwood. Oviedo will soon have another, planted on ground where an orange grove was bulldozed. Please see ADOPTION on page 3 Please see TREE on page 2 Its a nice tribute and a connection to the county. It keeps [the Senators] legacy alive.

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Page 2 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY DEC. 12, 1901 Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo rffrntbrbtrbrtr rr btr r r r nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr nbbrr Family Fun Event sponsored by Family Fun Event sponsored by Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 49 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Janet Foley jwfoley75@gmail.com Sandi Vidal Sandi@ChristianHelp.org Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.com Karen Phillips KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 independently of the newspaper. 2013 rfnftbf D ecember 19th-22ndBob Carr Performing Arts Centre ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BOOK YOUR SEA TS T ODAY !407-426-1739O RLA N D OBA LLET.ORG rffttb f* Price does not include tickets to The Nutcracker performance. photocarlos amoedo | focustudios.com At least two clones have been since then one located at Big Tree Park near the remains of miles away. Now that Oviedo will have Stephen Schenck said the city day. said. It keeps the legacy alive and helps spread the legacy I think thats what they want to do with those saplings: make them accessible and spread the Land developer Tom Cavana TREE | Oviedos new tree will be rare clone of The Senator, a 3,500 year old Cypress C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK Hundreds gathered to pay respects to The Senator in March during a dedica tion ceremony to one of its successors, a clone called The Phoenix, planted nearby.

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 3 FAMILY CALENDAR rf nnrtb rrrfnNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 26 ON DIGITAL HD ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK & DVD DECEMBER 10 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKSend us your name and mailing address to tcraft@turnstilemediagroup.comNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. tion that shed never have to leave the began to set in. two front teeth. Im gonna tell all my share a home and the responsibilities of raising their grandchildren. had been craving. to leave me. This way she never has to Peggi Smith of Altamonte Springs also call home. Aaliyah has been with me since day one and now its a blessing to know that ness felt going forward for all those in her shoes. It makes me feel happier to be part of It makes me feel happy and warm inside family. adopted children who had been placed in their care initially as foster children. The process to become foster parents are matched with children in need of stable environments. they are expected to need foster care. mom will never forget it. Downs is a single mom whos been a foster parent for two kids. she said. Dressed smartly for the occasion in a excited to be a permanent part of his life as He doesnt know what this all means ADOPTION | Dozens of kids get forever homes C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE DEC. 6-7 St. Lukes Concert Series returns with the 2013 Holi day Concert featuring the Brass Band of Central Florida with three performances Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free for this concert, directed by Chad Shoopman with a de lightful program of holiday favorites. Arrive early for the 2 p.m. Saturday showing and enjoy the Holiday Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dozens of delight ful craft and gift booths. Its all at St. Lukes Lutheran Church at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org for more information. DEC. 6-15 The villainous Barnaby has fallen in love with sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. If he cant buy her love, then hell force her to marry him by threatening to foreclose on her mother, the poor widow Piper. Mary already has her heart set on marrying Barnabys nephew Alan but not if Barnaby can help it! Its Babes in Toyland at the Princess Theater, 115 W. First St. in Sanford. Its playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Visit spotlightc. org for more information. DEC. 7 Celebrate the season with one of the longest tradi tions in Winter Springs, the 32nd annual Holiday Pa rade Following the parade is the 10th annual Christ mas Tree Lighting. Free pictures with Santa and great holiday-themed performances from local schools, performing arts groups and more. Its all from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Winter Springs Town Center. Mrs. Claus will be at The Rural Heritage Center for an evening of decorating cookies, making Christmas tree ornaments, writing letters to Santa, and many other fun crafts. Its from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and free and open to the public. Its at 101 E. Main St., Geneva. Call 407-792-0758 or visit RuralHeritageCenter.net for more information. DEC. 9 Come join the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber at the Holiday Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Spill Wine Bar at 1196 Tree Swallow Drive, suite 1313, in Winter Springs. The $10 admission gets one drink ticket and an appetizer wristband. Contact Melissa Lee at 407278-4872 for more information. DEC. 13 Casselberrys ofcial tree lighting ceremony and holiday movie in the park starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at 95 Triplet Lake Drive at Lake Concord Park. Holiday entertainment will delight visitors from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a tree lighting at 7 p.m., then the movie in the park, Rise of the Guardians will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring the family for Santa, artisan booths, a Food Truck Bazaar and more! For more information call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. DEC. 14 Its the Oviedo Winter Springs Holiday Parade and Snow Mountain The parade gets going along Ovie do Mall Boulevard at 4 p.m. heading toward the mall, and the Snow Mountain plus games, music and more wait at the end. Its from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Oviedo Mall parking lot, so theres plenty of parking. ONGOING The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College offers Central Florida the chance to celebrate the holidays with multiple perfor mances of its most popular show. The Planetarium will present The Star of Bethlehem 10 times this season, with two showings each on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. Show times for each date are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Star of Bethle hem looks at how the calendar system has changed over the millennia and examines clues from the Bible to pin down the birth year of Jesus under our current calendar. The origins of the Magi are then looked at to determine what celestial phenomena they would have most likely interpreted to be the Star. Light Up UCF runs through Jan. 5, the event features 50 nights of music, lights, and ice, with ice-skating, ice slide, and a winter carnival atmosphere. Visit ligh tupucf.com for more information and tickets.

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Page 4 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY DEC. 10, 1967 r JAN 22-24, Bob Carr Centre, Orlando rfnt b fntntbbbnbbttb tbnttnbbnbbtbnbrfntftbtfFive Thousand Years of Myths & Legends Come to Life on Stage tnntnnnt nttnntntntntr ftttnnn tnnntnnf nntntnn tntnftttnnnttn ftnntt ntntntntn nn tnftntntnnn ntnttntntftn ntttntntnnnttn nntnrtnnnntt tntrf rfrrf Valentine the donkey stretches asking for a scratch on her nose as children giggle with excite the parents watch them take in everything a real farm has to offer tiny hands. At the Good Neighbors Farm right from the property. It will the shading tree canopy. This is the experience David He knows there are other farmers can offer the atmosphere his can. For years people have been arrived. visit. The animals are already and Valentine has been practicing The animals are what will there longer. He wants the market a place for families to spend a So theres a lot of new that might not have ever even Lloyd had seen the trend Hed been looking for a way to share the farm life that he grew to invite people to see what that a lot of people I think are kind of wanting a little piece of that Thats something that Lloyd has done himself over the past habits. He knew his farm was a take advantage of for his own started raising animals for the Putting the farm in farmers market BRITTNI LARSON The Voice PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Farmer David Lloyd and his donkey, Valentine, are excited to welcome local residents to their farm for fresh produce and petting zoo fun when their famrers market opens in January of next year. Please see FARM on next page

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 5 food was his kryptonite and at home since beginning his farmers market dream. The idea has changed his mind set and his health. to know where my food comes He wants to share that with the animals and experiencing the make some changes themselves. to know exactly where my food what better way than to go to the ing chickens and canning. Itll be a destination to experience and Oviedo ER is located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426 with easy access from W. Broadway Street. OviedoER.com For all your familys emergencies big and small Central Florida Regional Hospital brings ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER features: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory servicesCaring for Oviedo EMERGENCY EXP ER TS Now Open 24/7! OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com FARM | Market will double as a place for produce and a petting zoo with goats, cows, pigs and chickens C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Page 6 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! Now through Dec. 14 Crazy for Gershwin at the Winter Park Playhouse The creatives at the Winter work of a great composer or per to the Gershwin brothers reminds Dec. 6 to Jan. 5 The Light in the Piazza at Mad Cow Theater meets and falls in love with a poses the affair for reasons that Dec. 6 Winter Park Tree Lighting Ceremony There is more holiday cheer on Lighting Ceremony in Central Park in downtown Winter Park family is invited to this free event wonderland with performances ter Park Highs Belle Chanson Harmony. After wards we are invited for refreshments provided by local with visits with all in Central Park in Winter Park. Dec. 7 Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast The Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast has become a Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK WINTER PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Please see CULTURE on next page

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Seminole Voice | Dec. 6, 2013 | Page 7 Feld Entertainment248339 #R inglingBro s Ringling.comSAVE $4 on Tickets!Good on Select PerformancesRestrictions and exclusions may apply. No double discounts. Subject to availability. Excludes premium seats. Offer excludes day of show. JAN. GOOD ONLY Fri. JAN. 10 7:30 PM Sat. JAN. 11 11:30 AM & 7:30 PM Presented locally by &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Proceeds from the breakfast get a great seat for the Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade (parade beginning at 9 a.m.). on the Central Park stage. Tickets Dec. 7 Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host the Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Pa 9 a.m. This year the parade and Santa will be part of Dec. 9 Venetian Vespers with the Orlando Philharmonic orchestra drawn from the Or UCF Chamber Singers on Dec. 9 in a program called Venetian rise to a tradition of works for will be highlighted in this highly recommended concert at the Shakespeare Center. For tickets to Current All hail chef Chris Windus of the Alfond Inn iltons Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. Chef Chris as Best New Chef in their Silver Spoon Awards. Tech C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE CHEF CHRIS WINDUS VENETIAN VESPERS CULTURE | Get into the spirit with holiday-themed parades, a charity breakfast, concerts and more

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Page 8 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY DEC. 7, 1980 Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org December 9th Young Executives Holiday Social 5:30 7:30pm, Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs Are you a young executive under 40? Are you currently looking for new networking opportunities? Come join this unique opportunity to network and mingle with young C Level executives. This month we will be hosting a Holiday Social. Our speaker is Esther Vargas Davis from the UCF Incubator program. December 11th OBN Holiday Party 5:30 8:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen's Network for their Annual Holiday Party! The ladies will celebrate the evening with plenty of dancing and Christmas in the City. December 14th Snow Mountain and Holiday Parade 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us in celebrating the season at the OWS Chamber Holiday Parade! Enjoy marching bands, floats, dance groups, choirs, vehicles and then visit the Snow Mountain! Parade will start at 4:00pm and Snow Mountain will be open until 9:00pm. We hope to see you there! December 19th Chamber Knight at Light Up UCF Join the Chamber at this years Light Up UCF event. Light Up UCF is a great family event with an 8,000 sq ft out door skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. This year it is snowing every night and they will be showing a different holiday film each night! We hope to see you there, and make sure to stop by our info tent! For Tickets Call 321.268.1125 Or Visit www.TitusvillePlayhouse.com Presented through special arrangement with Tams Witmark, NYC The Knights are at their highest ranking of the season after yet Nov. 29. in a chilly thriller in the Bright driving deep into UCF territory pass and sent the tense crowd accompanied by a collective sigh of relief in a game in which the USFs scores. OLeary said in a press conference after the game. It had had won a game in which they highest the team has ever been the same week the BCS standings slowly moved their way into Their slow and steady rise has games this season in which they were the favorite or the heavy attempts against rival USF was than expected Nov. 29 as the UCF UCF ghts to clinch rst BCS bowl berth ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Please see KNIGHTS on next page PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Knights barely edged USF in their last game, but clinched a share of the AAC title. With a win over SMU this weekend, theyll head to a BCS bowl.

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Page 10 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY ment on one of the live local television to sharpen a steel shovel. Firmly grasping hoping to evoke a little the spade a swift swipe in one deft move. The proximity of my lapel microphone to steel dio wearing earpieces my segment was dropped.) Selecting and maintaining the tools of cheaper versions of a tool may offer an economy of scale to consider. accomplishes my goals far better than A few basic maintenance tricks to avoid Keep wood handles primed with linseed Recognizing that tools are an extension winnowed down my tool inventory wish constant high. Keeping the tools of my trade sharp Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > stations to play Christmas and dence on my Facebook newsfeed ery day. While I love to read what others also doing every other month of the year. its kind of sad. ness by paying for the person be more than that. of a fresh start come the New wonder why everyone seems to become friendlier as the holidays ent to everyone. among an array of controversial the year the holidays symbolizing something different to everyone seem to often be forgotten. We tend to be blind to those who are erosity and warm personalities. It creates a sense of peace a might say. and other holidays some in a re differences in what the holidays it extremely hard to accept why someone might celebrate differ their moral compass is pointed in If we are able to look past dif spread a shared sense of peace does that have to change with the start of a new year? The year will get in the way. It will lattes and Black Friday deals. We can do when we come together ten. In the two months of the year They are different from the strang October. will fail). better stranger. Erin OFlaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting and the current Miss University of Central Florida. She can be reached at eoaherty@knights.ucf.edu Lets set aside differences not just during this season ERIN OFLAHERTY Guest Columnist King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013

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Page 12 | Dec. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Care ful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of exist ing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you pre pare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A rela tionship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family members personal situ ation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) Pace yourself in meeting holi day pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and col leagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into per spective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Dont be pressured into a socalled solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Frank lin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richards Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America. Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Car ol is published. Dickens never lost momentum as a writer, churning out major novels every year or two, often in serial form. Among his most impor tant works are David Copperfield (1850), Great Expectations (1861) and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Dec. 18, 1912, after three years of digging in the Piltdown gravel pit in Sussex, England, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announces the discovery of two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man. Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident. He was 60 years old. Descended from a long line of military men, Patton grad uated from the West Point Military Academy in 1909. Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. She went on to become a mother, grand mother, and in 1996, a great-grand mother to Timu, the first surviving infant gorilla conceived by artificial insemination. Colo is still alive today. Dec. 16, 1960, two airliners collide over New York City, killing 134 people aboard the planes and on the ground. A miscalculation by the pilot of the United flight put his plane directly into the path of a TWA Super Constellation. Christmas presents car ried by the planes passengers were strewn all over the streets. Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to over throw military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the Unit ed States on drug-trafficking charges. Noriegas Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Care ful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of exist ing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you pre pare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A rela tionship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family members personal situ ation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) Pace yourself in meeting holi day pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and col leagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into per spective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Dont be pressured into a socalled solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find that the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Frank lin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richards Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America. Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Car ol is published. Dickens never lost momentum as a writer, churning out major novels every year or two, often in serial form. Among his most impor tant works are David Copperfield (1850), Great Expectations (1861) and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Dec. 18, 1912, after three years of digging in the Piltdown gravel pit in Sussex, England, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announces the discovery of two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man. Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident. He was 60 years old. Descended from a long line of military men, Patton grad uated from the West Point Military Academy in 1909. Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. She went on to become a mother, grand mother, and in 1996, a great-grand mother to Timu, the first surviving infant gorilla conceived by artificial insemination. Colo is still alive today. Dec. 16, 1960, two airliners collide over New York City, killing 134 people aboard the planes and on the ground. A miscalculation by the pilot of the United flight put his plane directly into the path of a TWA Super Constellation. Christmas presents car ried by the planes passengers were strewn all over the streets. Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to over throw military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the Unit ed States on drug-trafficking charges. Noriegas Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 2, 2013

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Gonzalez had no doubts about where he wanted to land: the pilots seat. He graduated early, at age 17, and took a job with the Army Air Corps Cadet pro gram in Middleton, Penn. While he was waiting to turn 18 so he could enlist, the U.S. was waging war on Japan and Germany following the assault on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Shortly after his 18th birthday in May 1943, the long awaited call came in and it was off to basic training fol Then it was on to bomber training in Sebring, where he learned to pilot the B-17, a popular WWII bomber that carried a crew of 10. Following bomber training, Gonzalez joined the Eighth Air and successfully completed 30 bombing missions. An incred ible feat, as anyone who has ever seen Memphis Belle can attest. I was always in the right place at the right time, Gon zalez said. It was just good timing for the most part that kept me safe. Throughout the remainder Air Rescue unit, whose job it was to pick up downed pilots or troops who had strayed off course. After the war, he was stationed in West Palm Beach, and remained with the Air Rescue service helping de velop protocols and train pilots for missions. Grumman Albatross Seaplane, which was capable of landing in the open ocean under all sorts of harrowing conditions including rescuing a downed pilot off of a rocky beach on the shore of Canada. The pilot managed to land on the beach, but it was too short to take off, so we came in and rescued him. The only way we could take off though, was to use JATO, or Jet Assisted Take Off can isters. We had four on board, two for each side that generated 4,000 pounds of thrust, more than enough to see us safely off the small beach, he said. On another mission, Gon zalez recalled rescuing a fellow soldier from a river at night un The motto of the Air Rescue unit reads So that others may live, a selflike Gonzalez never took lightly. He and his fellow pilots and crewmen risked their own lives on every mission, but he said they always considered it their personal duty to bring back every missing member they could. I was always proud that I never lost a crewmember, Gonzalez said. Through various assign ments both at home and abroad, Gonzalez continued to serve honorably throughout his 29-year career with the Air Force. He performed air res cue missions in WWII, Korea, Vietnam as well as hundreds of peacetime missions. He re tired with the rank of Colonel and moved to Gainesville to be near his children, who were attending the University of Florida at the time. A few years later, Gonzalez and his wife moved to Fern Park, where they lived togeth er for 30 years, until his wifes passing in 2000. Today Gonzalez makes his home in the Village on the Green in Longwood. At 88, he still lives independently. In fact, he would outdo many people half his age on the computer, managing the Air Rescue Associations web site and serves as the groups executive director. Over the years, Gonzalez has seen many a friend take day. And that, he said, is why he feels so strongly about maintaining the camaraderie of his fellow aviators. He has dedicated much of his retirement as president, then as executive director, of the Air Rescue Association, heading annual reunions, up dating newsletters and help ing former, current and future members of Air Rescue units stay in touch and reconnect whenever possible. Its not always easy run ning all this, but its important to me and to the members to keep it all going, he said. Its how we connect and share the bonds that we all have. 60 years ago, a boy who longed to y went to war A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE DECEMBER 2013 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Sandy Gonzalez stands with tokens of his past, mementos and awards from his time at war. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., and is open Monday through Fri day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. The Maitland Se nior Center will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 3 for the holidays! Central Florida Senior DECEMBER 2013 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. For more information about these and any other events at the Mai tland Senior Center, please call 407-539-6251 or visit itsmymai tland.com Join Audrey every Tuesday in De cember at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners always wel come! Cost is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in December at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our cal endar online to see what movies are showing in December. Join John every Monday, Thurs day, and Friday in December at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear com fortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in Decem ber at 1 p.m. for our Conver sational French group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in December at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in Decem ber at 1 p.m. for our Conversa tional Spanish group Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in December at 9:30 a.m. for a com bo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in De cember at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (medi tation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in De cember at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 do nation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in Decem ber for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. On the second Friday of the month counselors from Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders will provide free unbiased counsel ing about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-come-rstserved. Bring your list of medica tions or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more information, email information@elderaffairs.org, visit FLORIDASHINE.org, or contact the Maitland Senior Center. CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@ imagineyoga.net. Many more classes are available. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Al garin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/register WINTER SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER The Senior Center will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas. A special holiday lunch will be at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center on Dec. 22. RSVP at 407-327-6554. Please see SENIOR CALENDAR next page

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Page 3 Learn ceramics from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more in formation. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also avail able, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. fol lowed by Bingo at 1 p.m. Theres no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Call 407-327-6556 for more classes and information. Lets give a big thumbs-up to Dr. H, a physician at a re gional Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a whistleblower. a House Veterans Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee about her whistleblower complaints to which have resulted in numer of serious wrongdoing at the regional center. For example: werent supervised. They were labeled Licensed Inde pendent Practitioners, which they werent, and they were practicing outside the scope of their licensure. There was never any oversight or review of the care they gave. Thus empowered, nurse practitioners prescribed nar Federal and individual state laws and VA Handbook regu institutional DEA tracking numbers on the drugs, with no physician oversight whatso ever and no means of tracing who prescribed what. sign prescriptions for patients they hadnt even seen. When the doctors objected, the chief of staff brought in residents from a local medical school to write prescriptions after hours. where there were actually no doctors, only nursing staff. Many veterans were unaware that they were being seen only by a nurse, not a doctor. sign collaborative agreements concerning the nursing prac titioners status (essentially monitoring agreements), and when they objected (they could be sued for the work of the nurse), they were told that 55 percent of their perfor mance pay would be withheld. complete histories for patients, just pasting in previous information. Ive read a lot of terrible medical center reports, but this beats them all. I havent named the medical center because I fear these problems arent unique in the VA healthcare system. Send email to columnreply2@ gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando, FL 32819(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) Call Toll Free: 855.802.5532 Hear Your Best for the Holidays this Year!Schedule a FREE Hearing Screening! Hear Your Best for the Holidays this Year!Schedule a FREE Hearing Screening! Family. Friends. Festivities. The joyous sounds of the holidays are fast approaching which means its the perfect time for a FREE Hearing Check-up. Dont let another year with hearing loss dampen your cheer. Total Experience World Class Hearing Care Most complete and accurate hearing check-up. Total Selection HearUSA oers a broad selection of advanced hearing aids from trusted brands.Total Technology Video Otoscope examination a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax.60-Day TrialRestrictions apply, call for details. Call today for yourFREE Hearing Check-up! A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY a pair of Siemens 3mi hearing aids**With purchase of a pair of 3mi model only. Everyday Price $2695 each. Sale Price $2295 each. Not valid with any other oer or discount.$800 OFF 130901 HearUSA Holiday Ad_Central Florida Senior_10.25x8 to run 12-5_01.indd 1 10/29/13 10:09 AM America needs more whistleblowers SENIOR CALENDAR | Bingo and more C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. Savannah Court Maitland 1301 West Maitland Boulevard Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Come see local crafters and thier wares, at an old fashion Bazaar Please call to RSVP!Old Fashion-Bazaar Bash

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Page 7 Lets face it too much of the coverage we provide from Washington is inside base ball, easily ignored by those who live in the real world. Sometimes, though, this stuff matters. A case in point is the decision by Harry Reid and his Democratic gaggle to invoke the nuclear option. Its called that because Reid and his partisan majority blew up ing a parliamentary maneuver, they were able to circumvent the usual two-thirds vote nec essary to change the rules and used a simple majority to do away with the biggest delaying the deliberative United States Senate. Republicans are having a cow. Youll regret this, sput tered Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The solution to this problem is at the ballot box. He was trying to make the obvious point that if the Rs take over, its the Ds who will have lost their power to stop a conservative agenda. Unwittingly, however, Mc Connell was offering a justi a stalling tactic that he and his partisans were using to thwart the winner of the last election. The voters choose who will head the nation. Last time around, that was Barack Obama, meaning he gets to on the federal bench, and also who will head the departments and agencies of his adminis tration. Forgive the civics refresher, but while the Constitutions advise-and-consent power provides the Senate an abil ity to block nominees, it is supposed to be used sparingly. The key word is consent, but at an unprecedented level, the judicial and executive appoint ments put forth by President Obama. It came to a head when they blocked three of his openings. The Republicans were daring Reid to make the nuclear move in truth, they triple-dared him so he did. Actually, it wasnt a com is an exception for the Su preme Court nominees, and it still can be deployed to shut down legislation. That brought some criticism from those who believe that the GOP agenda is all about obstruc tion. If Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a Happy Thanksgiving resolution, it upper chamber. Republicans vow revenge. They have plenty of tools for continuing the gridlock. The Senate rules are packed with delaying tactics. So they can retaliate against the nuclear option with the death of a thousand cuts. The budget deals that need to be done, for instance, can be sunk if they simply refuse to negotiate. Depending on how vindictive they choose to be, we could be facing another govern ment shutdown or debt-ceiling crisis. If youre wondering just what all this has to do with running the country, the answer is nothing. Those on the right point out that when theyve held the power, the liberals have also embraced procedural block ades. But the Republicans have reached new highs. Or would it be lows? In the ugly world of politics, things rarely improve they get worse. Inside baseball? 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Page 8 DEAR PAWS CORNER: I have two dogs and a cat, and I love them all dearly. I also try to make things a little better for pets that dont have homes by helping out two days a month at the local shelter. Please let your read ers know that they can make a huge difference in dogs and cats lives even with a small contribution. If they cant give their time, they can donate money, food or other pet-care items. Caring in Kalamazoo DEAR KALAMAZOO: You told them, and thanks! The holiday season offers the most opportunities to donate, no matter what amount, to a pets. So while youre busy making gift lists and holiday preparations, dont forget to include pets in need some where in those thoughts. Most local shelters have Web pages online where you fundraising events, see what food or supplies are needed, email address to learn more. Those that dont have a website often have listings or dedicated space in the town or community newspaper. Major pet-care organiza tions and pet-supply stores have fundraising drives throughout the year, while local organizations sometimes hold supply drives and other events with the help of local businesses or municipalities. You also can donate your free time to help out at local animal shelters. Contact your nearest shelter to see if op portunities are available, how much time is required and if additional training is needed for certain volunteer posi tions. Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. Did you know mosquitos can transmit heartworm lar vae to dogs, but eas dont? Find out more in my new book, Fighting Fleas, available now. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Remember pets in need this holiday season will be celebrating mass starting at1300 N. Mills Ave.(Mills and Montana, just north of Colonial Dr.)Mass begins at 11 a.m. Casual attireParking is along Mills and in Watkins Dental parking lot. Please visit website for information HEAR YE ... HEAR YE! shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999.