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A 3,500-YEAR-OLD WORK OF ART INTERESTS, 3 Basketball season revs up UCF has been on a roll heading toward mid-season. ATHLETICS, 4 Winter entertainment Looking to extend your vacation? Take a look at whats to do in Central Florida in January. CULTURE, 5 New Year, new garden Tips from our resident garden columnist on jump-starting your backyard farm in the winter. FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7 CALENDAR .................... 2 INTERESTS .................... 3 ATHLETICS .................... 4 CULTURE ..................... 5 VOICES ....................... 7 CLASSIFIEDS ................... 8 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, Jan. 3 The votes are in: one Seminole The International Centre for nized Seminole County Super initiative to help residents feel trust helped put Seminole Coun radini of the International Cen tre of Parliamentary Studies in Seminole County Supervisor of Rebuilding Floridas reputation Please see VOTING on page 2 PHOTO BY TIM FREED Michael Ertel gained international acclaim for improving the voting process. TIM FREED The Voice and healthy Group tennis lessons are avail needs of more of the residents out season starts on The season starts starts the very Meeting your tness goals TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Residents looking to get t and go outdoors can nd it with city-offered programs and classes. Oviedo and International supervisor

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NOW JAN. 6 Sign up your kids for Winter Break Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Cen ter, on County Road 426 in Geneva. Imagine a camp where kids can have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole County Greenways and Natural Lands is offering a Winter Break Camp for your kids during their winter school break. Its an Outdoor Adventure and Environ mental Education program that is com mitted to promoting individual growth and environmental awareness for children ages 7 to 12. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended day is also available). Call 407-349-0959 or email lhartsock@semi nolecounty.gov for more information. JAN. 4 On Saturday, Jan. 4, Light Up UCF will partner up with Delete Blood Cancer to host a bone marrow donor registration drive beginning at 4 p.m. Sign up with only a quick and painless swab of your cheek, and enter the registration to help nd those with blood and bone disorders nd marrow transplant matches. The drive will be held in honor of Oviedo teen Ashley Komanetsky whos mid-battle with the blood disorder Severe Aplastic Ane mia. Visit deletebloodcancer.org for more information. The Oviedo Farmers market is once a month on the rst Saturday of the month. Come out for local produce, food, coffee, crafts and services, plus musical enter tainment courtesy of the Leftover Biscuits bluegrass band from Geneva. Its from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. JAN. 12 Stop by the Seminole County Public Li brary for a lecture and discussion on mor tal enemies at Civil War 150: The Coming of the War from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. Its at the Central Branch Library at 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Jan. 18 Forty young, classically trained opera singers will compete for the opportunity to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Its at the Trinity Pre paratory School Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Its free to the public. For more information call 407-922-4688 or visit metauditionslforida.org JAN. 18-19 The 37th annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games brings the unique exhibi tion of ancient Scottish sport, music and food to the elds of Winter Springs Cen tral Winds Park on Jan. 18 and 19. Come out for the spectacle of men throwing phone pole-sized logs through the air, try ing to ip them over. Learn Celtic dancing. Drink Dunedin beer. Sample some of the best whiskeys in the world. Listen to the best pipe bands in the world competing against each other. Join in the competi tion yourself. Even the kids have their own mini games. Visit ascot.com for more in formation. JAN. 19 The price of victory was high during the Civil War. Find out about the complexities and repercussions of the wars aftermath at The Price of Victory, 1864 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19. Its at the Central Branch Library at 215 N. Oxford Road in Cassel berry. JAN. 31 Its an evening with Fernando Varela from Americas Got Talents eighth season. Hell be in concert at Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information and tickets, visit fernan dovarela.com/tour/ ONGOING Light Up UCF continues through Jan. 5 at the CFE Arena at UCF. The event features 50 nights of music, lights, and ice, with ice-skating, ice slide and a winter carnival atmosphere. Visit lightupucf.com for more information and tickets. The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on State Road 434 and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. Page 2 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK JAN. 8 1916 Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, com mits suicide at age 31. Bugattis dancing elephant sculpture became a hood ornament on a 1920s Bugatti Royale. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 1 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER 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 ADVERTISING SALES Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING 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 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2014 termath of the fall of the Berlin soldiers and the sailors proud of VOTING | Ertel works to open up process C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FAMILY CALENDAR 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED Ertel inside the voting headquarters that he helped to modernize.

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 3 IN T ERES T S 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 masterful attention to detail and Shortly after the Senator of the tree on his lathe into a va and tends to have turns out smaller A tribute in ashes and polished grain ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED Jeffrey Matter is turning The Sena tor into 3,500-year-old art works. JAN. 6, 1975 A crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Someone pried open the Gardens locked doors around midnight and soon hundreds of beer-drinking, bottle-throwing Zeppelin fans had the run of the arena.

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Page 4 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S JAN. 3, 1920 The New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000. The curse of the Bambino that followed would see the Red Sox fail to win a World Series title for the next 86 years. Knights enter conference play ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice 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 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! &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE VOICE A winter welcome got everybody into the season at Oviedos holiday parade and snow mountain on Dec. 14. Oviedo Christmas Parade

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 5 Now through April 13 The Holy Art of Imperial Russia Jan. 4 Cornell Fine Arts Museum presents Matisse as Printmaker Jan. 8 to 12 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Jan. 9 to 12 Get your growl on at the Circus & Barnum and Bailey present Jan. 11 Songs of Elton John from the Orlando Philharmonic After his sold out perfor returns to Orlando to perform Jan. 16 I Believe at the City Arts Factory Jan. 17 to April 6 Southwestern Allure opens Mennellos 15th season Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 6 ART OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS CIRCUS

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Page 6 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org January 8th OBN Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the Ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network for their first luncheon of 2014. Start the year out right by attending this great networking opportunity! OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system for professional January 13th Young Executives Networking 5:30 7:00pm, 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. We plan to meet the second Monday of every month at Spill & Beer in Winter Springs. January 15th Business After Hours at Sizzors Hair Salon 5:30 7:30pm, 269 Aulin Ave. Suite 1009 Oviedo FL Ring in the New Year at the Chamber's first Business After Hours of 2014! We will start the year out right with this great networking opportunity. You won't want to miss this great event with, food, drinks, door prizes, entertainment, and of course the famous Sizzor Tini! This event is FREE to attend and open to eveJanuary 16th State of the Cities Luncheon Join the Chamber for our first luncheon for 2014! Mayor Charles Lacey and Mayor Dominic Persampiere will give us an update of our cities of Oviedo and Winter Springs! Lunch is catered by Candlelight Catering and Sponsored by Seminole State College! 11:30am 1:00pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 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 407-5223906. CULTURE | The winter season revs up with entertainment magic, music and a winter festival thrown in Jan. 18 Festival Singers Singing the Scriptures Jan. 22 to March 9 The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II In the Florida theater event of the sea Jan. 23 to Feb. 23 The Magical Adventures of Merlin at Orlando Repertory Jan. 24 to 26 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios the adventures of Harry Pot Harry Potter in three days of fun Jan. 26 The JCCs fth annual Winter Festival Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 Best musical ONCE in Orlando Premiere C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 DISNEYS MARATHON WEEKEND THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 7 VOI C ES depends upon to Theres no better time to re-simplify 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 > visits promised to friends are passed up underneath the stress of sleep depriva Leandra Preston-Sidler is an instructor in the University of Central Floridas Womens Studies. She can be reached at Leandra.Preston-Sidler@ucf.edu First month with newborn was fastest, slowest ever LEANDRA PRESTON-SIDLER UCF Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 7, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS JAN. 7 1959

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Page 8 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice Its free to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Create Your Classified THE MARKE T PLA C E ANNOUNCEMENTS A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit:www.jodi 2adopt.webs.com/ call Jodi 1-800718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 Winter Park Benefit Shop 140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also need ing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open Tues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association. UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Adoption-A brave & selfless choice. Med ical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & financially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Fein gold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklheart toheart.net #0958107 HELP WANTED Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-214-3624. MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGymAugust 19, 2013 MindGymAugust 19, 2013 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice. com and click Subscribe to newsletter The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community news Oviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota

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8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 1/2014 www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayf lower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 The Mayf lower. Smart. Secure. And Spectacular.Close your eyes and think continuing care retirement community for a second. What do you see? Park-like grounds and walking trails? A pool and f itness center? A formal dining room? Perhaps. But what about your own faux f ireplace? Hardwood f loors? Designer kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry? Closet systems? At a retirement community . seriously? Seriously. At The Mayf lower, you have the freedom and f lexibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. And while youre having fun doing that, youll also have the guarantee of pre-funded long-term care. Thats what prompted residents like Ann and Pete Cross to plan ahead and proactively make the move . because they wanted to, not because they needed to. How about you?Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. PRETTY AM A ZING FOR ALONGTERM CA RE PLA N [ dont you think? ] MAY 1000 Cross Ad_WPO.indd 1 11/18/13 5:16 PM Proving that life and learn ing should not be limited by age, the Wiese brothers Bill, 67, and Stan, 77, recently returned to the classrooms of Rollins College to attend the schools Center for Lifelong Learning. Were always reading, and learning something new, Bill said. Learning never stops. Education is the only thing you can take with you, Stan said. Its the most important thing you can do for yourself. a bachelors in English from Rollins, in 2001 before mov ing on to complete a masters in liberal studies in 2005. I took my time, taking just one or two classes each semes ter, but I did it, he said. Stan helped Bill fund around, and now as the broth ers return to school more than a decade later, Bill is returning the favor by paying for Stans classes. Younger brother Bill also cares for Stan and helps him get around with the use of a wheelchair, pushing him across campus while the two chat about everything under the sun, from the weather to the campus architecture to the subjects they are studying. The Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning offers liberal studies classes for stu dents ages 50 and older, cover ing everything from arts and literature. And there are also other sorts of classes designed as doctor/patient relations, which teaches seniors how to get more out of their doctor visits. That one actually helped me a lot, Stan said. I learned to write down the things I wanted to discuss with my doctor and prioritize them so I didnt waste time talking about unimportant things. As you get older, some things naturally get more dif In some real life situations its hard for seniors to think their way through it, Bill said. Your brain just doesnt work the way you want it to. The classes permit you to keep your brain operating instead of just vegetating, Bill said. For instance, I sometimes have trouble remembering how to tie my shoelaces and things like that, Stan said, but I really enjoy studying Shakespeare. It keeps your brain chal lenged, Bill said. Never ones to shirk from challenges, the brothers seem to have the ability to set their minds to something and with determination accomplish it. With the threat of poor health looming, both decided to take matters into their own hands and lose some weight. They each lost approximately 130 pounds, using a diet and eating schedule Bill devised. Bill has plans to write a book about the experience, in order to share their success with others who may be strug gling with such a big change. Big fans of cruising and world travel, the brothers have ambitious plans to travel to Antarctica someday soon. The trip is long, but the brothers say theyre up for it. South America and traveling by boat from there, they said. Learning new things and enjoying new experiences are just a part of everyday life for the Wiese brothers. We are avid readers, Stan said. I have kept a diary of every book I have enjoyed for the past 30 years. Stans created a archive with all the books listed by title and author, along with a brief description and a let ter grade A through F for each. Although I dont think Ive ever given an F, he said. Usually I give an A or a B, and I never buy a book that gets less than a C, said Stan, whose favorite topics include ject he studied at Lee College in the s. I had to quit college in s, he said, but I never quit learning. As a hobby, both brothers build Shaker furniture, some thing theyve done for about 15 years. Its a lot of fun and very rewarding to build something with your own hands, Stan said. The Wiese brothers are an anomaly in that theyve man aged to increase their enthu siasm for education with age, more curious now than many of those a quarter of their age. Somewhere along the line I realized that there was more to learn than I had time, and I realized that I needed to do the best I could to learn as much as I could, Bill said. Seniors especially need to keep learning, he said. We need to keep our minds chal lenged. You need to learn because a person who does not learn is empty and ill-prepared to face the challenges of the world. Learning must never stop, or youll be left behind, Bill said. College brothers learn new tricks at Rollins A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Bill, left, and Stan Wiese are back in school together after enrolling at Rollins Colleges Center for Lifelong Learning. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center will be closed through Jan. 3 for the holidays! We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. Starting Jan.14, join us for an eight-week balance class Classes are every Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to any seniors 60+. Please call the Maitland Senior Center at 407-739-6251 to sign up if you are interested space is limited! Join Audrey every Tuesday in Jan uary at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class last one and a half hours and are perfect for all lev els of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday & Friday in January at 1 p.m. to see your fa vorite movies! Check our calen dar online to see what movies are showing in January. Join John every Monday, Thurs day and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear com fortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in Jan uary 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 com fortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in January 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 January at 10 a.m. for Instruc tors Choice. This class is 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 Janu ary at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sublime conscious sleep (medita tion) 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 January 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 January for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. (No class on Jan. 2) The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 South Maitland Ave in Maitland, Fla. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Mait land Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com This City of Maitland Leisure Ser vices program is a service pre sented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance, 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200, Or lando, Fla. 32803. 407-514-1800 The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla. 32751. 407-5396251. CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited 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. 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Page 3 Q: During a recent party, there was a bit of an incident in the kitchen, and one of the panes in the window above the sink was shattered. I removed the bits of glass and covered the empty space with card board, held in place with duct tape. How easy is it to replace just the pane of glass? Can dace G., Ithaca, N.Y. A: Replacing a single glass pane is a pretty straightfor ward job, one that can be ac complished quickly once you have the supplies and tools at hand. Youll need, of course, a replacement pane of glass. Because the original pane was shattered, the exact dimen Do this by measuring the width and height of the frame. Then, subtract 1/16 inch from each side this will allow a bit of space for the new glass to expand and contract in changing temperatures. When cleaning up the broken glass, did you save the small metal tabs or spring clips that were spaced around the frame? If so, keep them around to reuse; otherwise, youll need to buy replace ments. The metal tabs are called glaziers points and are used in wooden frames; the spring clips are used in metal frames. These help hold the windowpane snugly in place. Head for the hardware store with measurements in hand. Most stores will sell precut windowpanes in standard sizes that match or nearly match your measurements; otherwise, they can cut the glass to your Make sure you have the fol lowing on hand for the repair: Window putty (also known as glaziers putty), a putty knife, glaziers points or spring clips (for metal frames), a wire sandpaper and a soft cloth. Remove the cardboard and tape patch and clean up the frame to prepare it for the new pane. Take out any remaining points or clips and carefully scrape away the old window putty. This may be the most time-consuming part, as the putty may have hardened and adhered to the frame. Be pa tient and work carefully. Once the old putty is re moved, wipe the frame clean. Then add a new line of putty by forming a ball in your hand, then rolling it out into a long, thin line about the width of a pencil. Press this line of putty around the edge of the frame on the side on which the new pane will be attached. Insert the new pane of glass, pressing it against the new putty. Hold it in place with one hand, and with the other hand, insert glaziers points or clips. Points should be placed every 8 inches around the frame and pressed into the wood using the putty knife or a similar tool. Clips can be placed in ex isting holes in the metal frame. Use a little more putty to se cure the pane on the side clos est to you, by dabbing it into areas where the glass touches the frame. Scrape away excess with the putty knife. Clean excess or spilled putty from the window and the frame using the putty knife and a wet cloth. Let the putty dry and cure for about four days before painting. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com My e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Kindle! Pick it up for just 99 cents. Broken window easy to replace

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Page 7 Based on all the commen tary and recollections since his death, apparently I am one of the few people on Earth who never personally met Nelson Mandela. I could only admire from afar his superhuman magnanimity and willingness to bond with those who so bru talized him. But since I do the occasion al guest shot on MSNBC, I ob viously have met Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews. Although we dont agree on everything, I emphatically embrace the thoughts that Sharpton ex pressed, seconded by Mat thews, that the GOP politicians in the United States dont care if the country suffers. The Republicans, being the hand puppets of those who prosper from the growing gap between the have-nots and the have-nearly-everythings, foster a type of economic apartheid in our country. As a result, their principles fall short of those in South Africa surrender power to the moral force of Nelson Mandela and abandon their countrys vi cious system of apartheid. apartheid as any system that separates people according to race, caste, etc. In the United States right now, the top 10 percent takes in half the compensation. The typical CEO makes 273 times more than his or her average work ers. Between 1970 and 2007, according to the Congressional saw income growth of 275 percent those at the bottom, just 18 percent. The gap keeps widening. Upward mobility, which becoming a myth, and getting back to the comparison with South Africas ruling class, those in the U.S. continue to resist any effort to achieve a more equitable society. death against labor unions, against raising a pathetic minimum wage, against pay ing their fair share of taxes or any semblance of it. 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Page 8 On Dec. 7, Operation Grati milestone: It sent the one-mil lionth care package to service members around the globe more than one million a year accomplished with the aid of hundreds of volunteers in Van Nuys, Calif. The lucky recipient of the onemillionth package didnt just get a box full of high-value gifts, entertainment items and hand-written letters of appre ciation the service member will come home to a new Ford F-150 pickup truck. During the past 10 years, Op Grat has grown as more and more volunteers have stepped forward to help, and the reach of the packages has expanded. How can you help? It costs $15 to mail each package. Consider making a $15 taxdeductible donation four times a year to OpGrat, to coincide with their quarterly mailings. You can donate online at its website www. Operation Gratitude.com or you can send a check to: Operation Gratitude 16444 Refugio Road Encino, CA 91436 You also can keep an eye on www. twitter.com/OpGrati tude; and www. facebook. com/OperationGratitude. If youre crafty, check the web site for instructions on how to make handmade scarves, para cord bracelets and bandana cool-ties for the packages. If youre part of a group, look for fundraising ideas or as semble Care Kits to go in the individual packages. Write let ters of appreciation to go in each package. Check the web site for the list of most-needed items, as these change from time to time. Contact OpGrat at 262-674-7281 for shipping instructions, as the address above isnt for shipments. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com Cause for gratitude 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. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been with my husband for 33 years, and for the past six I have been suspicious of him being unfaithful. I went to the doctor and tested negative for HIV, but I was positive for herpes 1 and 2. My husband claims I could have had this since before we met and says that hes completely innocent. Do you think I could have had this for 30 years and not known it? D.F. ANSWER: Herpes viruses are a group of common viruses that share several traits, one of which is that they all stay dormant in the body and may cause recurrences in times of stress. Herpes simplex 1 causes an outbreak of cold sores: These often come out when people are ill or stressed. Herpes simplex 2 usually causes genital lesions. About 20 percent of adults in the U.S. are positive for HSV-2; many or even most of them dont know they have it. Once you acquire HSV-2, it stays in your body forever, and may cause recurrent disease, which most commonly looks like a clear, very infectious, but it is pos sible to transmit the virus even when there are no symptoms. It is possible that you acquired the condition 30 or more years ago. The test isnt able to tell how long youve had it. Unfaithful husband? The booklet on herpes and genital warts explains these two common infections in detail. Write to Dr. Donohue No. 1202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. En close a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.



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A 3,500-YEAR-OLD WORK OF ARTINTERESTS, 3Basketball season revs upUCF has been on a roll heading toward mid-season.ATHLETICS, 4Winter entertainmentLooking to extend your vacation? Take a look at whats to do in Central Florida in January.CULTURE, 5New Year, new gardenTips from our resident garden columnist on jump-starting your backyard farm in the winter. FROM MY GARDEN TO YOURS, 7CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . ..................... 2 INTERESTS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 3 ATHLETICS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 4 CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 5 VOICES . . . . . . . . . . . ........................ 7 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . .................... 8 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, Jan. 3The votes are in: one Seminole The International Centre for nized Seminole County Super initiative to help residents feel trust helped put Seminole Coun radini of the International Cen tre of Parliamentary Studies in Seminole County Supervisor of Rebuilding Floridas reputation Please see VOTING on page 2 PHOTO BY TIM FREED Michael Ertel gained international acclaim for improving the voting process. TIM FREED The Voice and healthy Group tennis lessons are avail needs of more of the residents out season starts on The season starts starts the very Meeting your tness goalsTIM FREED The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEResidents looking to get t and go outdoors can nd it with city-offered programs and classes. Oviedo and International supervisor

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NOW JAN. 6 Sign up your kids for Winter Break Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, on County Road 426 in Geneva. Imagine a camp where kids can have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole County Greenways and Natural Lands is offering a Winter Break Camp for your kids during their winter school break. Its an Outdoor Adventure and Environ mental Education program that is com mitted to promoting individual growth and environmental awareness for children ages 7 to 12. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended day is also available). Call 407-349-0959 or email lhartsock@semi nolecounty.gov for more information.JAN. 4On Saturday, Jan. 4, Light Up UCF will partner up with Delete Blood Cancer to host a bone marrow donor registration drive beginning at 4 p.m. Sign up with only a quick and painless swab of your cheek, and enter the registration to help nd those with blood and bone disorders nd marrow transplant matches. The drive will be held in honor of Oviedo teen Ashley Komanetsky whos mid-battle with the blood disorder Severe Aplastic Anemia. Visit deletebloodcancer.org for more information. The Oviedo Farmers market is once a month on the rst Saturday of the month. Come out for local produce, food, coffee, crafts and services, plus musical enter tainment courtesy of the Leftover Biscuits bluegrass band from Geneva. Its from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. JAN. 12Stop by the Seminole County Public Library for a lecture and discussion on mor tal enemies at Civil War 150: The Coming of the War from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. Its at the Central Branch Library at 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Jan. 18Forty young, classically trained opera singers will compete for the opportunity to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Its at the Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Its free to the public. For more information call 407-922-4688 or visit metauditionslforida.orgJAN. 18-19The 37th annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games brings the unique exhibi tion of ancient Scottish sport, music and food to the elds of Winter Springs Cen tral Winds Park on Jan. 18 and 19. Come out for the spectacle of men throwing phone pole-sized logs through the air, try ing to ip them over. Learn Celtic dancing. Drink Dunedin beer. Sample some of the best whiskeys in the world. Listen to the best pipe bands in the world competing against each other. Join in the competi tion yourself. Even the kids have their own mini games. Visit ascot.com for more in formation. JAN. 19The price of victory was high during the Civil War. Find out about the complexities and repercussions of the wars aftermath at The Price of Victory, 1864 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19. Its at the Central Branch Library at 215 N. Oxford Road in Cassel berry. JAN. 31Its an evening with Fernando Varela from Americas Got Talents eighth season. Hell be in concert at Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. For more information and tickets, visit fernan dovarela.com/tour/ ONGOINGLight Up UCF continues through Jan. 5 at the CFE Arena at UCF. The event features 50 nights of music, lights, and ice, with ice-skating, ice slide and a winter carnival atmosphere. Visit lightupucf.com for more information and tickets. The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday on State Road 434 and Tuskawilla Road in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. Page 2 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK JAN. 8 1916 Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, com mits suicide at age 31. Bugattis dancing elephant sculpture became a hood ornament on a 1920s Bugatti Royale. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 1 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705PUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESIGNERTom 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.comADVERTISING SALESDeborah Sheehy 407.563.7009DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley 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 32835Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2014 termath of the fall of the Berlin soldiers and the sailors proud of VOTING | Ertel works to open up process CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FAMILY CALENDAR 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 PHOTO BY TIM FREED Ertel inside the voting headquarters that he helped to modernize.

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 3 IINt T ERESt T S 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 masterful attention to detail and Shortly after the Senator of the tree on his lathe into a va and tends to have turns out smaller A tribute in ashes and polished grainALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED Jeffrey Matter is turning The Sena tor into 3,500-year-old art works. JAN. 6, 1975 A crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Someone pried open the Gardens locked doors around midnight and soon hundreds of beer-drinking, bottle-throwing Zeppelin fans had the run of the arena.

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Page 4 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice AAtT HLEt T Ic C S JAN. 3, 1920 The New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000. The curse of the Bambino that followed would see the Red Sox fail to win a World Series title for the next 86 years. Knights enter conference playISAAC BABCOCK The Voice 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 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! &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES PHOTOS BY TIM FREED THE VOICE A winter welcome got everybody into the season at Oviedos holiday parade and snow mountain on Dec. 14. Oviedo Christmas Parade

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 5Now through April 13 The Holy Art of Imperial Russia Jan. 4 Cornell Fine Arts Museum presents Matisse as Printmaker Jan. 8 to 12 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Jan. 9 to 12 Get your growl on at the Circus & Barnum and Bailey present Jan. 11 Songs of Elton John from the Orlando PhilharmonicAfter his sold out perfor returns to Orlando to perform Jan. 16 I Believe at the City Arts Factory Jan. 17 to April 6 Southwestern Allure opens Mennellos 15th season Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 6 ART OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA BARNUM AND BAILEY LEGENDS CIRCUS

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Page 6 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org January 8th OBN Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the Ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network for their first luncheon of 2014. Start the year out right by attending this great networking opportunity! OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system for professional January 13th Young Executives Networking 5:30 7:00pm, 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. We plan to meet the second Monday of every month at Spill & Beer in Winter Springs. January 15th Business After Hours at Sizzors Hair Salon 5:30 7:30pm, 269 Aulin Ave. Suite 1009 Oviedo FL Ring in the New Year at the Chamber's first Business After Hours of 2014! We will start the year out right with this great networking opportunity. You won't want to miss this great event with, food, drinks, door prizes, entertainment, and of course the famous Sizzor Tini! This event is FREE to attend and open to eveJanuary 16th State of the Cities Luncheon Join the Chamber for our first luncheon for 2014! Mayor Charles Lacey and Mayor Dominic Persampiere will give us an update of our cities of Oviedo and Winter Springs! Lunch is catered by Candlelight Catering and Sponsored by Seminole State College! 11:30am 1:00pm Oviedo Mall Community Room 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 407-5223906.CULTURE | The winter season revs up with entertainment magic, music and a winter festival thrown in Jan. 18 Festival Singers Singing the Scriptures Jan. 22 to March 9 The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I and II In the Florida theater event of the sea Jan. 23 to Feb. 23 The Magical Adventures of Merlin at Orlando Repertory Jan. 24 to 26 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios the adventures of Harry Pot Harry Potter in three days of fun Jan. 26 The JCCs fth annual Winter Festival Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 Best musical ONCE in Orlando Premiere CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 DISNEYS MARATHON WEEKEND THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

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Seminole Voice | Jan. 3, 2014 | Page 7 VOIc C ES depends upon to Theres no better time to re-simplify 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 > visits promised to friends are passed up underneath the stress of sleep deprivaLeandra Preston-Sidler is an instructor in the University of Central Floridas Womens Studies. She can be reached at Leandra.Preston-Sidler@ucf.eduFirst month with newborn was fastest, slowest everLEANDRA PRESTON-SIDLER UCF Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceOctober 7, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS JAN. 7 1959

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Page 8 | Jan 3, 2014 | Seminole Voice Its free to place estate sales, garage sales and yard sales on this page! Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Create Your Classified THE MMARKEt T PLAc C E ANNOUNCEMENTSA childless,young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit:www.jodi 2adopt.webs.com/ call Jodi 1-800718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 Winter Park Benefit Shop140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also need ing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open Tues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association.UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?Adoption-A brave & selfless choice. Med ical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & financially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Fein gold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklheart toheart.net #0958107 HELP WANTEDDriver Trainees Needed NOW!Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-214-3624. MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGym August 19, 2013 MindGymAugust 19, 2013 MindGymAugust 19, 2013 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice. com and click Subscribe to newsletter The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community newsOviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota

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88141 PR AD WPO 1/2014 www.themayflower.com 1620 Mayflower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 The Mayf lower. Smart. Secure. And Spectacular.Close your eyes and think continuing care retirement community for a second. What do you see? Park-like grounds and walking trails? A pool and f itness center? A formal dining room? Perhaps. But what about your own faux f ireplace? Hardwood f loors? Designer kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry? Closet systems? At a retirement community . seriously? Seriously. At The Mayf lower, you have the freedom and f lexibility to customize your home and your retirement lifestyle to make them uniquely yours. And while youre having fun doing that, youll also have the guarantee of pre-funded long-term care. Thats what prompted residents like Ann and Pete Cross to plan ahead and proactively make the move . because they wanted to, not because they needed to. How about you?Whats your plan for the future? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. PRETTY AMAZING FOR ALONGTERM CARE PLAN [ dont you think? ] MAY 1000 Cross Ad_WPO.indd 1 11/18/13 5:16 PM Proving that life and learn ing should not be limited by age, the Wiese brothers Bill, 67, and Stan, 77, recently returned to the classrooms of Rollins College to attend the schools Center for Lifelong Learning. Were always reading, and learning something new, Bill said. Learning never stops. Education is the only thing you can take with you, Stan said. Its the most important thing you can do for yourself. a bachelors in English from Rollins, in 2001 before mov ing on to complete a masters in liberal studies in 2005. I took my time, taking just one or two classes each semes ter, but I did it, he said. Stan helped Bill fund around, and now as the broth ers return to school more than a decade later, Bill is returning the favor by paying for Stans classes. Younger brother Bill also cares for Stan and helps him get around with the use of a wheelchair, pushing him across campus while the two chat about everything under the sun, from the weather to the campus architecture to the subjects they are studying. The Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning offers liberal studies classes for stu dents ages 50 and older, cover ing everything from arts and literature. And there are also other sorts of classes designed as doctor/patient relations, which teaches seniors how to get more out of their doctor visits. That one actually helped me a lot, Stan said. I learned to write down the things I wanted to discuss with my doctor and prioritize them so I didnt waste time talking about unimportant things. As you get older, some things naturally get more dif In some real life situations its hard for seniors to think their way through it, Bill said. Your brain just doesnt work the way you want it to. The classes permit you to keep your brain operating instead of just vegetating, Bill said. For instance, I sometimes have trouble remembering how to tie my shoelaces and things like that, Stan said, but I really enjoy studying Shakespeare. It keeps your brain chal lenged, Bill said. Never ones to shirk from challenges, the brothers seem to have the ability to set their minds to something and with determination accomplish it. With the threat of poor health looming, both decided to take matters into their own hands and lose some weight. They each lost approximately 130 pounds, using a diet and eating schedule Bill devised. Bill has plans to write a book about the experience, in order to share their success with others who may be strug gling with such a big change. Big fans of cruising and world travel, the brothers have ambitious plans to travel to Antarctica someday soon. The trip is long, but the brothers say theyre up for it. South America and traveling by boat from there, they said. Learning new things and enjoying new experiences are just a part of everyday life for the Wiese brothers. We are avid readers, Stan said. I have kept a diary of every book I have enjoyed for the past 30 years. Stans created a archive with all the books listed by title and author, along with a brief description and a let ter grade A through F for each. Although I dont think Ive ever given an F, he said. Usually I give an A or a B, and I never buy a book that gets less than a C, said Stan, whose favorite topics include ject he studied at Lee College in the s. I had to quit college in s, he said, but I never quit learning. As a hobby, both brothers build Shaker furniture, some thing theyve done for about 15 years. Its a lot of fun and very rewarding to build something with your own hands, Stan said. The Wiese brothers are an anomaly in that theyve man aged to increase their enthu siasm for education with age, more curious now than many of those a quarter of their age. Somewhere along the line I realized that there was more to learn than I had time, and I realized that I needed to do the best I could to learn as much as I could, Bill said. Seniors especially need to keep learning, he said. We need to keep our minds chal lenged. You need to learn because a person who does not learn is empty and ill-prepared to face the challenges of the world. Learning must never stop, or youll be left behind, Bill said.College brothers learn new tricks at Rollins A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE JANUARY 2014 PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORBill, left, and Stan Wiese are back in school together after enrolling at Rollins Colleges Center for Lifelong Learning. ALLISON OLCSVAY Central Florida Senior

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Page 2 Senior Calendar MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER The Maitland Senior Center will be closed through Jan. 3 for the holidays! We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 6. Starting Jan.14, join us for an eight-week balance class! Classes are every Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to any seniors 60+. Please call the Maitland Senior Center at 407-739-6251 to sign up if you are interested space is limited! Join Audrey every Tuesday in Jan uary at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class last one and a half hours and are perfect for all lev els of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday & Friday in January at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calen dar online to see what movies are showing in January. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in January at 9 a.m. for yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in January at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in January 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 January 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 January at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is 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 January at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra a sublime conscious sleep (medita tion) 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 January 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 January for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-5396251 for specics on this class. (No class on Jan. 2) The Maitland Senior Center is lo cated at 345 South Maitland Ave in Maitland, Fla. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Mait land Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland.com This City of Maitland Leisure Ser vices program is a service pre sented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance, 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200, Or lando, Fla. 32803. 407-514-1800 The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, Fla. 32751. 407-5396251. CASSELBERRY ADULT FITNESS CLASSESBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited 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. 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Page 3 Q: During a recent party, there was a bit of an incident in the kitchen, and one of the panes in the window above the sink was shattered. I removed the bits of glass and covered the empty space with card board, held in place with duct tape. How easy is it to replace just the pane of glass? Can dace G., Ithaca, N.Y. A: Replacing a single glass pane is a pretty straightfor ward job, one that can be ac complished quickly once you have the supplies and tools at hand. Youll need, of course, a replacement pane of glass. Because the original pane was shattered, the exact dimen Do this by measuring the width and height of the frame. Then, subtract 1/16 inch from each side this will allow a bit of space for the new glass to expand and contract in changing temperatures. When cleaning up the broken glass, did you save the small metal tabs or spring clips that were spaced around the frame? If so, keep them around to reuse; otherwise, youll need to buy replace ments. The metal tabs are called glaziers points and are used in wooden frames; the spring clips are used in metal frames. These help hold the windowpane snugly in place. Head for the hardware store with measurements in hand. Most stores will sell precut windowpanes in standard sizes that match or nearly match your measurements; otherwise, they can cut the glass to your Make sure you have the fol lowing on hand for the repair: Window putty (also known as glaziers putty), a putty knife, glaziers points or spring clips (for metal frames), a wire sandpaper and a soft cloth. Remove the cardboard and tape patch and clean up the frame to prepare it for the new pane. Take out any remaining points or clips and carefully scrape away the old window putty. This may be the most time-consuming part, as the putty may have hardened and adhered to the frame. Be pa tient and work carefully. Once the old putty is re moved, wipe the frame clean. Then add a new line of putty by forming a ball in your hand, then rolling it out into a long, thin line about the width of a pencil. Press this line of putty around the edge of the frame on the side on which the new pane will be attached. Insert the new pane of glass, pressing it against the new putty. Hold it in place with one hand, and with the other hand, insert glaziers points or clips. Points should be placed every 8 inches around the frame and pressed into the wood using the putty knife or a similar tool. Clips can be placed in ex isting holes in the metal frame. Use a little more putty to se cure the pane on the side clos est to you, by dabbing it into areas where the glass touches the frame. Scrape away excess with the putty knife. Clean excess or spilled putty from the window and the frame using the putty knife and a wet cloth. Let the putty dry and cure for about four days before painting. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com My e-book, Best Home Tips, is available to download on Kindle! Pick it up for just 99 cents. Broken window easy to replace

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Page 7 Based on all the commen tary and recollections since his death, apparently I am one of the few people on Earth who never personally met Nelson Mandela. I could only admire from afar his superhuman magnanimity and willingness to bond with those who so bru talized him. But since I do the occasion al guest shot on MSNBC, I obviously have met Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews. Although we dont agree on everything, I emphatically embrace the thoughts that Sharpton ex pressed, seconded by Mat thews, that the GOP politicians in the United States dont care if the country suffers. The Republicans, being the hand puppets of those who prosper from the growing gap between the have-nots and the have-nearly-everythings, foster a type of economic apartheid in our country. As a result, their principles fall short of those in South Africa surrender power to the moral force of Nelson Mandela and abandon their countrys vi cious system of apartheid. apartheid as any system that separates people according to race, caste, etc. In the United States right now, the top 10 percent takes in half the compensation. The typical CEO makes 273 times more than his or her average work ers. Between 1970 and 2007, according to the Congressional saw income growth of 275 percent those at the bottom, just 18 percent. The gap keeps widening. Upward mobility, which becoming a myth, and getting back to the comparison with South Africas ruling class, those in the U.S. continue to resist any effort to achieve a more equitable society. death against labor unions, against raising a pathetic minimum wage, against pay ing their fair share of taxes or any semblance of it. Are we totally at the mercy of the powerful, who refuse to share their hoarded wealth and band together to stave off any ef forts to make them do so? When we hear the word Alec, right now, most of us think of Alec Baldwin. But the vastly more pernicious ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, which just met in Washington. A variety of corporate and rightwing money people, the infamous Koch brothers among them, fund the group. This years agenda includes labeling for foods, even in the face of contamination. As always, they also discussed strategies to set up obstacles to union organizing; they bitterly oppose any environmental or climate-change initiatives; in other words, anything that might cause them to share for the greater good and prosper ity of society. They and their accomplices also are work ing hard to undermine that most fundamental American birthright, the opportunity to participate in free elections. 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Page 8 On Dec. 7, Operation Grati milestone: It sent the one-mil lionth care package to service members around the globe more than one million a year accomplished with the aid of hundreds of volunteers in Van Nuys, Calif. The lucky recipient of the onemillionth package didnt just get a box full of high-value gifts, entertainment items and hand-written letters of appreciation the service member will come home to a new Ford F-150 pickup truck. During the past 10 years, Op Grat has grown as more and more volunteers have stepped forward to help, and the reach of the packages has expanded. How can you help? It costs $15 to mail each package. Consider making a $15 taxdeductible donation four times a year to OpGrat, to coincide with their quarterly mailings. You can donate online at its website www. OperationGratitude.com or you can send a check to: Operation Gratitude 16444 Refugio Road Encino, CA 91436 You also can keep an eye on www. twitter.com/OpGratitude; and www. facebook. com/OperationGratitude. If youre crafty, check the web site for instructions on how to make handmade scarves, paracord bracelets and bandana cool-ties for the packages. If youre part of a group, look for fundraising ideas or as semble Care Kits to go in the individual packages. Write let ters of appreciation to go in each package. Check the website for the list of most-needed items, as these change from time to time. Contact OpGrat at 262-674-7281 for shipping instructions, as the address above isnt for shipments. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.comCause for gratitude 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. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been with my husband for 33 years, and for the past six I have been suspicious of him being unfaithful. I went to the doctor and tested negative for HIV, but I was positive for herpes 1 and 2. My husband claims I could have had this since before we met and says that hes completely innocent. Do you think I could have had this for 30 years and not known it? D.F. ANSWER: Herpes viruses are a group of common viruses that share several traits, one of which is that they all stay dormant in the body and may cause recurrences in times of stress. Herpes simplex 1 causes an outbreak of cold sores: These often come out when people are ill or stressed. Herpes simplex 2 usually causes genital lesions. About 20 percent of adults in the U.S. are positive for HSV-2; many or even most of them dont know they have it. Once you acquire HSV-2, it stays in your body forever, and may cause recurrent disease, which most commonly looks like a clear, very infectious, but it is pos sible to transmit the virus even when there are no symptoms. It is possible that you acquired the condition 30 or more years ago. The test isnt able to tell how long youve had it. Unfaithful husband? The booklet on herpes and genital warts explains these two common infections in detail. Write to Dr. Donohue No. 1202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.