Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
Alternate title: Winter Park Maitland observer
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication: Winter Park, FL
Creation Date: January 8, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Orange County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States of America -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1, Jan. 26, 1989.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 29 (July 16, 1992).
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Winter Park / Maitland

Volume 21, No. 2
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On Hwy 17-92 in Maitland
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Nine months safe
A Central Florida doctor's
pregnancy book offers tips.
Page A8

Partying snowbirds
The early days of Maitland saw
many Christmas festivities.
Page A4

Winter Parkers do lunch at Clay
Street's Virgin Olive Market.
Page A7

Community Bulletin........A3
Business Briefs.............A5
CityTalks ........... A6
PlayOn! ............... A12
Legals.............. . A13


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A little more than three
months ago the Winter
Park Community Center's
organizers were answering
tough questions in front of
the City Commission, and
fighting to keep their jobs.
Now some of those same

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staffers are seeing a revival
of the Center they hoped to
Accusations of disor-
ganization, poor manage-
ment and laziness were
lobbed during a September
meeting to decide how to
handle reorganizing the
New England Avenue Cen-

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Entering 2009, Orange
County's elected officials
have concrete priorities.
For County Commission-
er Bill Segal, who presides
over Winter Park, Maitland
and parf of Goldenrod, com-
muter rail is a big focus.
The Central Florida Com-
muter Rail deal is scheduled
to be heard again by the
Florida Legislature in an up-
coming session. The plan for
the 61-mile rail system - re-
cently named SunRail - was
voted down last session af-
ter concerns arose about ac-
cident liability.
"What I would like to see
the county achieve most of
all would be commuter rail,"
Segal said. "And that we as a
community are able to stay
economically healthy to the
greatest extent."

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ter, whose membership
had dwindled to only 30
children by the time the
city intervened.
"We're not experts in the
management of a commu-
nity center," Mayor David
Strong said of his city staff.
"It's not in their training."
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State's Scottish ready to party


Scots are already tuning
their bagpipes for the up-
coming Scottish Highland
Games, marching through
the foggy meadows of Win-
ter Springs' Central Winds
Park in the event's 32nd

Every year the event has
grown, in recent years tak-
ing on epic proportions as
world champion Highland
Games athletes have com-
peted on the same field to
show off odd skills by throw-
ing telephone poles end-
over-end, or bags of rope
dozens of feet overhead -
all while wearing kilts.
- No, it's not "Braveheart,"

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but the sporting is eerily
similar, with many of the
skills displayed at the games
recalling training exercises
or even fighting techniques
of Scottish clans from the
early 11th century - but
minus the warfare.
"It's always a good time,"
Mayor John Bush said. "It
brings more tourists into
Seminote County than any
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other event."
The curious festival of
all things Scottish will cook
up its first helping of Celtic
cheer the night of Jan. 16
with its traditional whiskey
tasting and pub night, both
taking place at the Hilton
Hotel in Altamonte Springs.
That tasting will feature

Pipers and kilt-clad sportsmen are all part of the fun that is the Scottish Highland Games, which return to Winter Springs for a weekend of entertainment on Jan. 17.

Winter Park's phoenix

Winter Park's Community Center faced dwindling membership before its management was taken over by the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Central Florida, which has seen membership surge in just months. Employees say they're happier, too..

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During this slow economy,
companies of all sizes are
making careful decisions
on financial priorities. This
scrutiny is extending to
corporate giving-programs,
where difficult choices may
be made to scale back phil-
anthropic contributions
in order to preserve inter-
nal resources. In a recent
survey of small-business
owners by Chamberlain
Research Consultants, 60
percent of small businesses
reported that the down
economy had affected
their giving.
While cash donations
are dropping, volunteerism
has climbed to a 30-year
high, according to the Cor-
poration for National and
Community Service. Many
companies are joining the
trend and developing em-
ployee volunteer programs
to preserve a culture of
community involvement.
Businesses of any size
can utilize the following
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a successful workplace vol-
unteer program:
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how it will impact staff,
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leadership. Management
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and support employees'
volunteer efforts.
Publicize volunteer op-
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volunteer fairs in a con-
ference room. Consider
creating T-shirts for staff to
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in the community.
Recruit employee rep-
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volunteer council. These
employees also can pro-
vide valuable feedback to
executives on the compa-
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Recognize all employee
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or an annual incentive pro-

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Support volunteer work
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Some employees may not
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The Winter Park Wildcats are
on a roll, with one of the boys'
basketball team's best starts in
history. They entered the week
11-2, falling to just one Florida
team - Orlando Christian.
They travel for their first two
games this month, tipping
off against West Orange on
Wednesday after press time,
and at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9,,at
University High School; They'll
return home at 8 p.m. next
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GAMES I Scottish fun for all ages

The Orange County Health Department is
investigating algae blooms in two Orange
County lakes and advising residents to be
aware of health concerns. The naturally occur-
ring algae blooms have occurred on Lake Giles
(near Goldenrod) and Lake Waunatta, and the
health department has posted warnings at the
lakes. Cyanotoxins have been found in surface
freshwaters during blooms and ingestion of af-
fected raw water has been associated with hu-
man illness and in some cases animal deaths
(e.g. livestock or pets).
Dermatitis, skin irritation, runny eyes and
nose, sore throat, asthma-like symptoms and
allergic reactions have been reported with ex-
posure to red tide and cyanobacterial blooms.
Ingestion of these toxins can result in abdomi-
nal pain, vomiting, liver, kidney and neurotoxic-

ity with possible severe health effects.
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vention Web site at www.cdc.gov/hab/ for more

The Just Read, Florida! Office of the state
Department of Education recognizes Orange
County Public Schools as one of 13 school
districts in the state that has increased read-
ing performance among districts that use the
Reading First instructional model. The percent-
age of students in grades K-3 who are reading
at or above their grade level has increased by
10.15 percent. The percentage of students who
are reading below grade level has decreased
by 9.17 percent.
OCPS ranks in the top 25 percent of all Read-
ing First districts in the state.

COMMUNITY I Fresh eyes helped revival

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The Commission in October
handed control of the Community
Center to the Boys and Girls Clubs
of Central Florida, effectively fir-
ing the Center's staff in one quick
stroke, but allowing all of the staff-
ers to reapply for jobs with the new
"Just having somebody whose
primary focus is the management
of community centers is what con-
vinced me to do it," Strong said of
selecting the Boys and Girls Clubs.
But that would mean a new
management style for the Commu-
nity Center, which had been oper-
ating on a less structured system.
Darius Gallagher got to see the
change firsthand. The graying
Community Center employee was
officially a bus driver, but in the
past had seen his job description
stretched to impromptu babysit-
"It wasn't my job, but I did it be-
cause there wasn't anybody else,"
he said.
Now he said the pressure is off,
and things are getting better.
"I've definitely seen improve-
ments," Gallagher said. "Since [the
Boys and Girls Clubs] took over it's

a lot more organized."
And residents have taken notice.
Management at the Center has re-
ported an explosion of enrollment
since taking over, going from 30
to more than 140 students per day
participating in after-school pro-
grams, which began at the start of
That increased enrollment has
forced the Center to already hire
two more staffers to handle the ex-
tra students.
"We're talking about two
months, so they've worked very
quickly," Winter Park Community
Redevelopment Agency Manager
Sherry Gutch said. "It's been sub-
Those changes include an after-
school tutoring program estab-
lished. with Rollins College stu-
dents, and programs designed to
help students do their homework
with a focus on improving grades.
With a quarterly progress report,
.including monitoring students'
grades and any trouble with the
law, arriving on Jan. 15, Gutch said
she expects to see good news for
the once-struggling center.
"It's been going extremely well,"
Gutch said. "The city couldn't have
asked for a better partner."

RESOLUTION I High hopes for Maitland

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Commissioner Linda Stewart
said her focus is on identifying
funding for public transportation
and creating new jobs as the Or-
lando area's unemployment rate
continues to rise.
The U.S. entered into a reces-
sion in December 2007 and busi-
nesses and governments are chop-
ping budgets and shedding posi-
tions to weather the storm. The
preliminary unemployment rate
in the Orlando-Kissimmee area in
November was 7.3 percent, slight-
ly higher than the 6.7 percent na-
tional rate, according to the U.S.
Department of Labor.
In an e-mailed statement, Stew-
art said she will "use my elected
office to make a difference in peo-
ple's lives as this year will have so
many challenges." Water conser-
vation and the county's anti-idling
campaign - seeking to cut down
air pollution - round out her top
priorities list.
Segal also said he hopes 2009
is the year that Maitland is able to
"kick-start" its new downtown.
The $300 million project, out-
lined to include 500,000 square
feet of office and retail space, as
many as 650 residential units and
a . Z00-room. hotel, has.stalled, due

to financing problems in a spiral-
ing real estate market.
Next-door neighbor Winter
Park already has an established
shopping district on Park Avenue
but business has slowed down in.
the midst of the economic down-
turn, Segal said. Keeping that area
healthy, he said, is vital for the
The Winter Park Chamber of
Commerce, the Park Avenue Area
Association and the city are work-
ing feverishly to make sure citi-
zens continue to shop locally, sup-
porting the street's small cafes and
"I can't overstate the vibrancy
of Park Avenue as it relates to the
feeling of community and eco-
nomic development," he said.
As for Goldenrod, Segal wants
to make sure it retains its cohe-
siveness. The area is not a city,
but a "census-designated place,"
and has its own chamber of com-
merce. "Goldenrod is a wonderful
little community and seems to be
doing well," he said, adding that
the area is unique because part of
it lies within Seminole County.
Mayor Richard Crotty and Dis-
trict 3 Commissioner Mildred Fer-
nandez did not return requests for

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Archery is among the entertainment for children and adults at the annual Scottish Highland Games held in
Winter Springs. The festivities even get curious glances from alligators, as seen in the background.

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an array of Scotch and Irish whis-
keys, with detailed explanations
about their flavors and origins. The
pub night will wet the whistles of
patrons with Scottish cheer before
the games kick off the next day.
At 8 a.m. Saturday, possibly with
a low mist rolling down the hills of
Central Winds Park, the gates open,
and the games begin.
Those will include the unusual
Scottish sports of the Caber Toss,
Sheaf Toss, Stone of Strength, and
various other games of strength
where competitors throw some-
thing heavy and oddly shaped as far
or high as they can.
Kids can get in on the action
too, starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday
and Sunday in the children's games

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For those looking to relax on the
field, plenty of beer from local brew-
eries will be served near the main
stage, where Celtic and rock bands
The Wyndbreakers, Albannach and
The Hooligans will play.
Saturday night the party will pa-
rade down the street to the Winter
Springs Town Center, where bands
will play and pipers will entertain
the crowd.
"It'll be fun, and hopefully it's not
going to get rained out this time,"
Winter Springs' events coordinator
Chris Carson said.
The kilts will fly on Sunday in the
Kilted Mile race, and the pipers will
keep piping until sundown.
"It's one of the most fun things
to do in the county," Bush said. "It's
a great time every year."

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Maitland holidays were busy

Victorians seemed to never
tire of celebrating, and win-
ter holidays were especially
festive. While revelries seem
to die down in today's Mait-
land as the new year comes
and goes, parties were just
beginning at Christmas
when our 19th-century
counterparts controlled the
social calendar.
The Jan. 9, 1896, Florida
Times-Union reported of
Maitland holiday celebra-
tions: "Despite the cold
weather, our holiday and
religious festivities and ser-

vices have been numerous
and well attended. Bish-
op Whipple officiated the
Church of the Good Shep-
herd on Christmas Day, and
the night before the Willets
gave a grand masked ball
at the Citrosa, their orange
grove home on Lake Mait-
According to the Flori-
da Times-Union's Dec. 29,
1897, issue, "A large num-
ber. of cottagers took their
Christmas Dinner at the
Park House, and Manager
Smith Thompson served
them an elegant repast." Al-
though some of Maitland's
19th-century Northern visi-


Maitland Historical Society

tors fled the cold weather
early to arrive in late No-
vember and December,
many did not begin their
winter retreats until early-
to-mid January.
The official "season" be-
gan for some on Jan. 1 each
year when the famed Park
House Hotel held its annual
New Year's Day Open House
event. The Florida Times-
Union's Jan. 22, 1898, issue
reported that after settling
into their Lake Maitland
home, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hall entertained a party
of guests playing a gramo-
phone skillfully managed
by Mr. Hall. Its Feb. 2, 1898,
issue described a bicycle
meet given by Miss Kingsley,
"After a merry ride, tea, and
other dainty refreshments
were served under the grand
old oak on the lawn. Some

of the chaperones were al-
lowed to come in on boats
and all voted it delightful."
Those who did not usual-
ly arrive until mid-January
or early February included
Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Thurston
of St. Paul, Minn., the Hon-
orable C.E. Boyton, a lead-
ing Boston banker and mer-
chant, and Louis and Clara
Wintering visitors and
full-time residents joined
to celebrate Arbor Day in
February 1886 after they
planted 300 trees along
the streets and tidied the
school house and churches.
They gathered on Josiah
Eaton's lawn on Lake Cath-
erine, as school children
dressed as fairies entered
around pitchwood fires and
"danced upon the green,
singing their fairy song," ac-


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cording to the Feb. 19,1886,
issue of the Florida Times-
Union. An evening of games
and conversation followed
to create what the newspa-
per said visitors described
as "one of the strangest and
most fairy like (events) they
had ever seen." Maitland's
wintering young people also
enjoyed visiting the Satur-
day night dances at Winter
Park's Seminole Hotel.
. To learn more about Cen-
tral Florida's Victorian resi-
dents and guests, visit the
Waterhouse Residence and
Carpentry Shop - Museum
on Lake Lily at 820 Lake
Lily Drive or the Histori-
cal Museum's "Destination
Maitland" exhibit at 221 W.
Packwood Ave. in Maitland,
or telephone the Maitland
Historical Society offices at

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Grubb and Ellis Commercial Florida, associ-
ated with 200 Grubb and Ellis offices world-
wide, recently negotiated office lease agree-
ments totaling 7,200 square feet at facilities in
Winter Park and Maitland. .
Andrew E. McCaw, FMA, senior vice presi-
dent, Office Services Group, negotiated a long-
term renewal of 5,241 square feet at Crossroads
Business Center at 925 S. Semoran Blvd. in Win-
ter Park representing the tenant, CES Wireless
Technologies Corp. The landlord, Crossroads
FlexxOffice Ltd. of Orlando, was represented by
Scott Lloyd of Adler Realty Services.
At the Keewin-Lexington Office Park in Mait-
land, McCaw and associate vice president Anne
Deason represented AIG Financial Advisors Inc.
in a new lease for 1,950 square feet of office
space at 220 Lookout.Place. The landlord, CRS

Real Estate Holdings LLC of Altamonte Springs,
was represented by Christi Davis of Morrison

The company also negotiated a long-term
lease for 2,353 square feet of office space at
300 Garfield Ave. in Winter Park.
Anne Deason, associate vice president and
Andrew E.. McCaw, FMA, senior vice president,
Office Services Group, negotiated the transac-
tion on behalf of the tenant, Robert W. Baird
and Co., a wealth management, capital mar-
kets, asset management and private equity firm
headquartered in Milwaukee.
The landlord at the 5,712-square-foot office
building is Williams Winter Park Dev. LLC repre-
sented by Steve Gossman of Eucalyptus Proper-

The Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce hosts
its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 13 at Goldenrod Station at 4755 Palmetto
Ave. in Goldenrod.

The University of Central Florida will host its
first public briefing on the challenges of sci-
ence, technology and math education for stu-
dents, at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9. The briefing
aims to merge ideas from the academic, politi-
cal and business communities, which will need
to work together to achieve the best results for
kids and the nation.
Former Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO
Norm Augustine will headline the expert panel,
which also will feature UCF professors Lisa
Dieker of the College of Education and Michael
Georgiopoulos of the College of Engineering

and Computer Science. Other panelists will in-
clude Ron Abbott, executive vice president of
Lockheed Missiles; J. Greg Hanson, a 1987
UCF graduate who was the first chief informa-
tion officer for the U.S. Senate; and Jim Clam-
ons, a vice president with Harris Corp.
The program, which is free and open to the
public, will be held in the Pegasus Ballroom of
the Student Union on UCF's main campus.

Workforce Central Florida hosts a job fair
from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at Calvary As-
sembly at 1199 Clay St. in Winter Park.
Jobseekers are encouraged to dress in pro-
fessional attire and to bring plenty of resumes.
Children will not be admitted. Visit www.Work-
forceCentralFlorida.com or call 407-531-1222
for more information.

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Winter Park

Dec. 27 to Jan. 3

Business burglaries
Suspects were charged with entering a
business on the 1000 block of Early Avenue
and stealing stone tiles on Dec. 27.
By-unknown means, someone entered a
locked office on the 1300 block of-Orange
Avenue and stole a Hewlett-Packard laptop
computer on Dec. 29.

Residential burglaries
On Dec. 28, an unknown criminal removed
window screens and pried open French
doors on a home on the 500 block of Palmer
Avenue. They stole a 32" Vizio TV and a Play-
Station 3 game system.

An unknown number of suspects entered
the unlocked rear door of a home on the
1500 block of Place Picardy on Dec. 28. They
stole a Sony 42" TV, jewelry and credit cards.
Someone entered the unlocked rear door of
the guest house of a home on the 500 block
of North Interlachen Avenue on Dec. 29. They
stole an Xbox 360. 14 games, a PlayStation 3
game system, and a PlayStation 2.
Someone slipped through an unsecured
bathroom window and stole cash and a
Sirius radio unit from a vehicle in the garage
of a home on the 800 block of Palmer Avenue
on Dec. 30.

Criminal mischief
On the 1000 block of North New York Av-
enue, an unknown suspect damaged a golf
course by driving on it on Dec. 29.
Someone spray painted graffiti onto the
north wall of a business on the 1100 block of
West Fairbanks Avenue on Dec. 30.

Vehicle burglaries
Someone stole a black 1997 Honda Accord
from a parking lot on the 1700 block of Lee
Road on Dec. 29. A GPS unit was inside -the

Noise complaints
Winter Park Police registered various noise
complaints from around the city between Dec.
27 and Jan. 3, including six instances of loud
music, eight complaints of noisy fireworks, and
a loud garbage truck on North Center Street
and Lincoln Avenue.

Arrests were made in Winter Park between
Dec. 27 and Dec. 31 for various crimes includ-
ing six DUIs, possession of drug paraphernalia,
aggravated assault, driving without a license,
and domestic battery.


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Legislation passed in 2008 allows for a new tax credit for first-time
homebuyers. This credit equals 10% of the home's purchase price up to a
maximum of $7,500 and is available for homes purchased on 6r after April 9,
2008, and before July 1, 2009. The credit is available in full for single
taxpayers with income up to $75,000 and married taxpayers with income up to
$150,000. As a credit, your tax bill is reduced (or refund increased) dollar
for dollar by up-to $7,500. Since the credit is refundable, it will be paid
to you in full even if you owe no tax or the credit is greater than the tax
that you owe.
The-credit is claimed on the tax return for the year of purchase.
However, if the purchase occurs in 2009, an election can be made to take the
credit in either 2008 or 2009, whichever year provides the greatest tax
benefit. While this is being called a credit, it's really more like an
interest-free loan. The amount of the credit must be repaid over a 15-year
period in equal annual installments or in full when the home is sold. The
repayments will be treated as additional tax in future years, and will be
reported when the tax return is filed.
A first-time homebuyer is defined as a buyer who has not owned a home
during the three-year period prior to the purchase. So even if you owned a
home in the not too distant past, you might still qualify. Be careful if
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spouses separately. The law applies only to a principal residence (not a
second or vacation home), and includes townhouses, condominiums,
manufactured/mobile homes, and houseboats. The credit is available whether
you purchase a -new or used home or construct your own home. If you build the
home, the purchase date is the first date you actually live in the home.
As is usually the case, this tax provision contains exceptions and
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Pane 6 Thursday. January 8. 2009 Winter Park / Maitland Observer

Sunshine, fountains, wild-
life, cool southern breezes,
beautiful music and incred-
ible landscapes - all were
merely the backdrop for
one of Maitland's most suc-
cessful events this past Sun-
day at Lake Lily: the Mait-
land Farmers Market.
Every day I pick up the
paper and read about how
the stock market is crum-
bling, how everybody is out
of work, how the economy
is in a shambles, and how
governments are struggling

just to balance their bud-
Isn't it wonderful to be
able to get away and forget
about the worries of reality
just like so many did this
past Sunday afternoon? Just
once, I wish the lead article
in any of our newspapers
would take a positive look
at the opportunities that
afford every resident, busi-
ness and government today.
We read about how often
retailers are struggling and
failing just to keep their

doors open. But for every
retailer going out of busi-
ness, there are thousands
of others who are not only
getting by but also doing
well. Just once, I wish I
would read an article about
how now is the perfect time
to start a business of your
If you have the capital,
you will find lower lease
rates today than at any
point in recent history. This
means you won't need as
much in sales to pay your
rent. And, say you want to
open a restaurant. Chances
are you may find a space
previously occupied by an-
other restaurant that has
tables, chairs and possibly
an entire kitchen in place,
reducing your up-front
improvement costs. All
combined, your operating
costs for your business are
not only lower going in, but
lower over the critical be-
ginning years of your new
company, greatly increas-
ing your chances of success

over time.
If the risk of starting a
business is not your cup of
tea, this may be just the op-
portunity you are looking
for to start a new career.
Many have lost their jobs,
but in America, doesn't a
change in job status actu-
ally open up many other
opportunities for the indi-
vidual? Fifteen years ago, I
changed careers after my
job was 'surplused' by IBM
and it was the most im-
portant point for me as it
provided the perfect oppor-
tunity for me to do what I
have always wanted to do. I
have never looked back and
never will. Many today are
going back to school to re-
invent themselves and will
come back stronger, more
committed and more pas-
sionate about what they do.
Even if you are estab-
lished in your career and
family, there will never be
a better opportunity to se-
cure that dream home you
have always wanted. New

home prices are down, al-
lowing you to afford more
home for your money, and
financing rates are the low-
est they have been in a long
time, allowing you to keep
your mortgage cost down
over time. From a retire-
mentperspective, most
families depend on the
equity in their homes to
provide about 60 percent
of their retirement. So if a
new home isn't in the cards
for you, building equity and
reducing your mortgage by
refinancing will most cer-
tainly have a positive im-
pact on your retirement.
And remember, as Alex-
ander Hamilton once said,
"Circulation of confidence
and positive perspective is
just as important as the cir-
culation of currency."
Good luck in 2009, and
in finding every opportu-
nity that awaits you.

Call.City Hall at
407-539-6200 and visit us
at ItsMyMaitland.com

Jan. 9 Orange Avenue
ribbon-cutting ceremony
The city of Winter Park is
proud to announce the
Orange Avenue Streetscape
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
will take place at 10 a.m.
on Friday, Jan. 9. The cer-
emony will be held next
to the beautiful new clock
located at the intersection
of Orange Avenue, Min-
nesota Avenue and Den-
ning Drive in Winter Park.
This streetscape project is
a partnership between the
Orange Avenue property
owners and the City of Win-
ter Park Community Rede-
velopment Agency.
As one of the primary
gateways to downtown
Winter Park, Orange Ave-
nue welcomes thousands of
residents and visitors each
day. After a thorough reno-
vation and beautification
process, the avenue is now
poised to greet our resi-
dents and visitors in style.
In May 2007, the City
Commission passed a reso-
lution that approved fund-
ing for the improvement
project on Orange Avenue
from U.S. Highway 17-92 to
Holt Avenue. Funding for
the project, partially paid
for through assessment of
property owners on Orange
Avenue, has transformed
this section of the avenue
into a premier corridor for
the city.
The first phase of the
streetscape project, which
greatly enhanced the in-
tersection of Orange and
Minnesota avenues and
Denning Drive with the
installation of brick pavers
and other amenities, began
in September 2007.

The recently completed
second phase of the project
includes enhancements
such as decorative street-
lights, new traffic light
arms, trash receptacles,
-landscaping, street bench-
es, newspaper enclosures,
curb bump-outs, pedestrian
crosswalks, drainage inlets
and underground electric
systems. The clock, which
is strategically positioned
at the main intersection of
Orange Avenue and Den-
ning Drive, completes the
look and helps to signify
the entry into the down-
town business district of
Winter Park.
For additional informa-
tion regarding the Orange
Avenue streetscape project,
please call 407-599-3665.
For more information re-
garding the city of Winter
Park, please visit the city's
official Web site at Cityof-

Community Redevelop-
ment Agency meeting
There will be a Community
Redevelopment Agency
meeting at 2:30 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 12, in City Hall
Commission Chambers.

City Commission meet-
ing topics of interest
There will be a City Com-
mission meeting held at
3:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan.
12, in City Hall Commission
Chambers. Beginning this
month, additional time has
been allotted for citizen
comments at the beginning
of each Commission meet-
ing. Citizens have one min-
ute to state their issue and a
total of 15 minutes will be

allocated for this portion
of the agenda. The citizen
comments at the end of the
meeting will still remain as
part of the agenda for those
that desire a longer time
period to express their con-
Below are a few topics of
Request to approve the
Joint Participation Agree-
ment with the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
for the purchase of perma-
nent and transportable bi-
cycle racks.
Request to authorize the
mayor to execute the third
amendment to the Agree-
ment of Purchase and Sale
of the post office property
to provide a one-year ex-
Request to approve the
Parks Open Space Business
Permit Policy with a fee of
$25 per month.
Request for a variance
for Sydgan Corporation at
354 Hannibal Square E.
Discussion regarding
employee personal leave
and vacation leave accruals.
Parks and Recreation
Commission request for
City Commission action on
fee waiver policy.
Discussion regarding a
change to strategic objec-
Second reading of the
ordinance authorizing and
regulating the use of red-
light cameras in the city.
Second reading of the or-
dinance related to charter
revisions for March 2009
First reading of the or-
dinance to vacate the east
4' of Lots 18 and 19, Block
"C," Comstock Park.
First reading of the or-
dinance that provides for a
civil penalty for illegal open
house parties.
First reading of the ordi-
nance that specifies hdurs
during which alcohol sales,
consumption and services
are prohibited, specifying
required permits for prem-

ises to remain open past 11
Request to approve a
resolution relating to im-
provements to S.R. 400
(1-4) by FDOT and subordi-
nation of certain easements
owned by the city to FDOT.
Conditional use request
by the Charles Hosmer
Morse Museum of American
Art to construct a 12,222-
square-foot additionrto the
existing museum building
at 445 N. Park Ave.
Conditional use request
by Fields Motor Cars of
Florida to construct a park-:
ing lot for car sales invento-
ry display and to construct
a car wash building as part
of their car service facili-
ties at 951 N. Wymore Road
(former Park Inn motel).
You can find the Com-
mission's full agenda and
more detailed information
on specific agenda items by
logging on to the city's of-
ficial Web site at CityofWin-
terPark.org and clicking
on Government then City

Jan. 12 blood drive
in front of City Hall
The city of Winter Park
partners with Florida's
Blood Centers to provide
several blood drives each
year. Our next blood drive
will be held from 8 a.m. to
noon on Monday, Jan. 12, in
front of City Hall located at
401 Park Ave. S.
Donating blood is a
wonderful way to give back
and help others in their
time of need. Please join us
to help support Florida's
Blood Centers.
To donate blood, you
must be at least 16 years
old, weigh 110 pounds,
and be in good health. All
donors must bring a photo
ID. It is safe to donate blood
every eight weeks.
Thank you for doing
your part to help Florida's
Blood Centers. We appreci-
ate your lifesaving efforts.

Make your Dinner on the
Avenue reservations now
The city of Winter Park is
proud to announce that
tickets for the eighth an-
nual Dinner on the Avenue
on Saturday, April 18, 2009,
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., are
on sale now.
Checks for $100 per ta-
ble should be made payable
to The City of Winter Park,
Dinner on the Avenue, and
mailed to City of Winter
Park Purchasing Division
at 401 Park Ave. S., Winter
Park, FL 32789-4386.
For more information
regarding this unique din-
ing experience, please
click on the Dinner on the
Avenue logo on the city's.
official Web site at Cityof-
WinterPaTk.org or call 407-

Planning and Zoning
public hearing
The Planning and Zoning
Commission will hold a
public hearing regarding
the adoption of the Com-
prehensive Plan on Tuesday,
Jan: 20, at 7 p.m., in City
Hall commission Cham-
bers. If you are interested in
sharing your input, please
make plans to attend.

Jan. 20 City Commission
work sessions
The City Commission will
be holding work sessions
on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 2
p.m. This will be a joint
work session with the
Ethics Board to discuss
campaign finance reform.
Immediately following
this work session will be a
discussion regarding city
parks. Both work sessions
will be held in City Hall
Commission Chambers lo-
cated at 401 Park Ave. S.
There will be no public
comment taken.

Call City Hall at
407-599-3399 and visit us
at CityofWinterPark.org

Farmers Market

lifts Maitland's spirits

Winter Park CityTalk

Winter Park / Maitland Observer

Paie6 hrsay Jnar 8 20


Fresh, in the family

Tiffany Harris, co-owner of the Virgin Olive Market in Winter Park, shows off a fresh
salad --one of their popular offerings. Harris manages the shop with husband Robert.


A food market looks a little out of place
next to the, industrial warehouses that line
Clay Street.
But during breakfast and lunch, the Vir-
gin Olive Market swarms with business peo-
ple, teachers and hospital workers, grab-
bing handmade fresh-fruit parfaits, granola,
sandwiches, salads and soups.
"It reminds me of the unassuming corner
stores you find in most hill towns in Tusca-
ny," customer Gloria Richards said, "full of
good quality food, regular customers, staff/
owners who recognize you as having been
there before, and no frills."
Wife-husband team Tiffany and Robert
Harris opened the market in the former
convenience store space two years ago.
Their bread is delivered daily from Bagel
King Bakery in College Park. The vegetables
are sure to be fresh too, as they buy up what-
ever produce is left at the close of the Win-
ter Park Farmers Market, in which they have
had a booth for the last four years.
Last week's homemade soup was in-
spired by a batch of wild mushrooms they
purchased. They always have two soups
available - one with meat and one that's
One popular sandwich is The Albatross

a sous . hisiope
'To market
The Virgin Olive Market,
on 822 Clay St. in
Winter Park, serves
locally based fare,
including sandwiches
Tiffany said. "They'reand soups. It is open
from 7:30 a.m. to 6
p.mIn addition to the . Monday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to
ries a slew of local b or call 407-645-3883

- albacore tuna salad-tossed with raisins,
apples, pears, walnuts, honey mayo and Di-
jon mustard and served with organic greens
and cucufirember in a whole-wheat wrap for
"The sandwiches are not over-the-top,"
Tiffany said. "They're just enough."
In addition to the prepared food, Virgin
Olive Market - VOM to its regulars - car-
ries a slew of local brands, including Fire-
house Roasters coffee made by a retired Or-
lando fireman and cookies and sweet breads
made by Winter Park-based Davis Bakery &
, Munchies from Snack Attack, which got

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The Maitland Public Library
hosts preschool stories and
craft. tine for children 3 to 5
years old at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
Jan. 6,13, 20 and 27.
The library is at 501 S. Maitland
Ave. Call 407-647-7700 or visit
www.maitlandpubliclibrary.org for
more information.

The Audubon Center for Birds
of Prey hosts "Nestlings: Winter
Wildlife," a program designed for
2- to 5-year-olds with an adult,
at 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 14.
Registration is required and costs
$5. Discover how birds and other
animals survive the cold winter
The center is at 1101 Audubon
Way in Maitland. Call 407-644-
0190 for more information.

Children can learn about
responsible pet ownership
courtesy of the Seminole
County 4-H Club at a three-part
series for 8- to 18-year-olds on
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 21 and 28.
The classes are from 6-7:30 p.m.
at the Extension Auditorium at 250
W. County Home Road in Sanford.
Topics will include owning
horses, owning dogs and cats,
and owning reptiles and other
The cost is $2 per session.
Call 407-665-5551 for more
information and to register.

Seminole County 4-H invites
youth ages 7 and older to learn
basic food preparation skills
and make a nutritious pizza for the
family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Extension
Service facility, 250 W. County
Home Road in Sanford. The cost is
$4. Please call 407-665-5560 to
pre-register by Friday, Jan. 16.

Harry P. Leu Gardens and the
Orange County Library System
present Storytelling at Leu
Gardens the third Monday of
each month starting at 10 a.m.
Children will hear stories and
participate in songs and rhymes.
Enjoy a favorite story or find a new
one. It's free! Explore the 50-acre
botanical gardens after story time.
including the butterfly garden with
new chrysalis display.
Leu Gardens is at 1920 N.
Forest Ave. in Orlando. Garden
admission is free every Monday
morning from 9 a.m. until noon.
Arrive early, as parking is limited.
Story times are as follows:
10-10:15 a.m. for 18 months
and younger
10:20-10:35 a.m. for toddlers
10:40-11 a.m. for 3- to 5-year-
Call Leu Gardens at 407-246-
2620 or visit LeuGardens.org for
more information.

With the long path to motherhood posing a variety of challenges, Winter Springs author Linda Burke-Galloway has written a book based on five years of pregnancy research.


On a hot summer night
17 years ago, Linda Burke-
Galloway experienced an
incident that would change
the course of her life. While
working as a volunteer in
Harlem Hospital in New
York she witnessed the birth
of a baby.
"Watching a baby being
born just struck a chord. It
was like a light went off in
my head, almost like the
heavens opened up and I
heard the angels sing. It was
really that kind of phenom-
ena," the Winter Springs res-
ident said with enthusiasm.
Burke-Galloway said she
always knew she wanted to
work in a profession that
helped people, so earning a
degree in social work from
like a natural fit. "I got out of
school and thought, 'There
must be something else,'
but wasn't sure what that
'something else' was. Then.
I saw the birth of that baby
and that is what defined it,"
she said. As it later turned
out, there was also a genetic
component to Burke-Gal-
loway - the descendant of
two 19th-century midwives
- becoming an obstetri-
"If anyone had told me I
would become a physician
when I was at social work
school I would have pooh-
pooh'd the whole idea,"
Burke-Galloway said. Today
she works as a senior phy-
sician with the Florida De-
partment of Health and is
a medical malpractice con-
sultant for the federal gov-

Over the past five years,
Burke-Galloway has used
her vast medical knowl-
edge from Boston Univer-
sity School of Medicine
and her experiences as an
OB-GYN to write what she
describes as a GPS for a safe
pregnancy. Her first book,
"The Smart Mother's Guide
to a Better Pregnancy: How
to Minimize Risks, Avoid
Complications, and Have a
Healthy Baby" hit the mar-
ket in October.
The inspiration for writ-
ing the book, the doctor
said, was working in
public health and her
experience with a
high-risk popula-
tion. "The oth- .
er compo-
nent of the
was / ' J
i n g
at mal-
practice B
cases," Burke-
Galloway said. "I '
do malpractice re-
views for the federal
government and seeing
the same preventable errors
occur over and over again, it
gave me a lot of frustration,
and I said, 'My God, why
wasn't anyone paying atten-
Burke-Galloway said the
biggest medical risk preg-
nant women face is not
having a problem caught in
time, particularly in the la-
bor room. In the book, for
example, she explains the
three different types of fetal
tracings - the heart rate of
the baby in the womb - so
the mother can be aware of
what is considered a normal

heartbeat. The information
isn't meant to teach the pa-
tient to interpret, but to em-
power them to ask the right
The book also guides
women in choosing the best
health care provider and de-
livery hospital to suit their
needs. Burke-Galloway ex-
plains what to expect and
what to insist on when the
pregnancy is deemed high-
risk, and she advises how to
handle an insurance com-
pany that denies a proce-
dure ordered by a health
care provider.
In addition, the
appendix lists ev-
ery state board
of medicine
Y and the
Sc o m -
IN sion-
ers of
insur -
ance de-
for 50 states
as well as Puerto
Rico and the Virgin
"You can look up the
credentials of your physi-
cian, and then on the flip
side, if you have a problem
in terms with insurance
companies, you can start
at the top and let it trickle
down by starting with the
commissioner of insurance
for your state; the problem
usually gets resolved be-
cause no one wants to deal
at that level," Burke-Gallo-
way said.
The physician said she
also hopes her book will en-
courage pregnant women
to establish an advocate,
such as a family member, to

maintain involvement and
speak for them if needed.
"Medicine has become,
to my profound disappoint-
ment, a business. Physicians
have lost a lot of decision-
making power and a lot of
that power has been trans-
ferred to insurance com-
panies and transferred to
clerks. You need someone
who can guide you through'
the process and can spe
in a voice that the insur-
ance company understands
but also speak in a voike the
medical community can un-
derstand. There is a delicate
balance there - and a pro-
found imbalance at times,"
she said.
"The medical field needs
to be held accountable for
what happens to patients,"
wrote a woman, who works
as a registered nurse, on
Burke-Galloway's book Web
site. "The time for consum-
ers to arm themselves with
information is here. In the
end, all that matters is a
healthy mother and baby.
This book serves to meet
that end," the reader con-
Burke-Galloway said she
hopes her book will em-
power pregnant women to
protect themselves and rec-
ognize the great doctors out
there, whom she fondly re-
fers to as the quiet heroes of

For more on this story,
please visit
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2:20, 5:05, 7:35, 9:45, 12:05am

11:45am, 2:35,5:20,8:10,10:50

3:10, 5:45, 8:15,10:35

11:50am, 12:20,4:00, 7:00, 7:30,

MARLEY & ME (PG) 1:30,4:20,
7:20, 10:05, 12:45am

THE SPIRIT (PG-13) 8:20,10:55

VALKYRIE (PG-13) 12:55, 3:25,
3:55,6:50,10:00, 10:40

SEVEN POUNDS (PG-13) 12:45,
4:15,7:05, 10:10

12:50, 3:05, 5:25

YES MAN (PG-13) 12:15, 2:55,
5:30, 8:05,10:30

DOUBT (PG-13) 11:40am, 2:10,
4:45, 7:25, 9:55, 12:30am

GRAN TORINO (R) 12:10, 1:15,
3:35,4:25, 7:10,7:50,9:50,10:55,

THE READER (R) 1:10,4:05,6:55,

FROST/NIXON (R) 12:30,3:45,
6:45,9:35, 12:20am


(R) noon, 2:40, 5:15, 8:00,10:45

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When a clerical error books their weddings on the same day, two best

friends become bitter rivals, fighting for guests and

humiliating each other.

1 hour 30 minutes - PG

Also opening Friday: 'The Unborn'
When Casey begins having
strange, horrifying experiences,
she turns to her spiritual ad-
viser Sendak and discovers that
she's possessed by a violent
creature. With Sendak's help,
she tries to shut the doorway
to the other side that's allowing
the demon to inhabit her body.
Photo courtesy of Rogue Pictures

SMILK (R) 3:15, 6:30, 9:45


Enzian Theater hosts a "Popcorn
Flicks" presentation of the movie
"The Hustler" at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 8, in Central Park on Park Avenue
in Winter Park.

A photography exhibit and recep-
tion for Carole Arthurs will be held
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at the
University Club of Winter Park, at 841
N. Park Ave. Wine and hors d'oeuvres
will be provided. Call 407-929-2408
for more information.

In the upcoming edition of. "Inside
the Magic," Fox Sports Florida and
Sun Sports take a light-hearted
look back at some of the. Magic's
more memorable characters and
events over the years.
Hosted by Whit Watson, the pro-
gram premieres statewide on Fox
Sports Florida immediately following
the Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks game,
telecast at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.
8, and premieres on Sun Sports at 9
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13.

The Renaissance Senior Center in
Orlando hosts a series of events in
A Latin dance lasts from 7-10 p.m.
friday, Jan. 9, with music by Henry
Cordero. Admission is $5.
The center hosts karaoke from 6-9
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Admission is
A Renaissance Dance with music
by Soft Touch Band is from 7:30-10
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. Admission is
A flea market runs from 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 25. Rent a table for $5
and browse the goodies.
The Renaissance Senior Center is
at Curry Ford Community Park, 3800
S. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando.

The Central Florida Anthropologi-
cal Society presents "Exploring

Florida Shipwrecks," a lecture by
Jeff Moates, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
8 at Harry P. Leu Gardens at 1920
N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Moates is
the regional director of the Florida
Public Archaeology Network. He will
speak about some of the state's old-
est artificial reefs, including dozens
of shipwrecks, salvage attempts and
archaeological investigations at sea.
Call 407-699-9861 for more infor-

The American Association of Uni-
versity Women hosts educated
women from a variety of profes-

sions for monthly meetings at 9
a.m. Saturday mornings at the First
Congregational Church at 225 S. In-
terlachen Ave. (at New England Av-
enue) in Winter Park. The next event
will be on Saturday, Jan. 10, featuring
Elizabeth Gwinn, executive director of
Winter Park's Bach Festival.
Reservations are required. E-mail
gingersnap2@cfl.rr.com or call 407-
678-3013 or visit AAUWOrlando.org
for more information. A $15 charge
includes breakfast and the day's pro-

The Retired Officers Wives Club



of Central Florida meets the third
Tuesday of every month, September
through May, for lunch and mutual in-
terests at the Elks Club #1079 at 12
N. Primrose Drive in Orlando.
-Call membership chairwoman
Margie Simmons at 407-977-0516
for more information.

The Chrome Angels of Central Flor-
ida hosts its sixth Annual Pink Rib-
bons for Life event on Sunday, Jan.
18 to benefit medical organizations
and individual women in the com-
munity battling breast cancer. This
non-profit organization was founded

by Jessi Sills in July 2003 after los-
ing her 88-year-old mother to the
This year, the ride for those wishing
to experience the entire day's events
will start at five different Central
Florida locations and all five "legs"
will end at noon at Cowboys Lounge
on South Orange Blossom Trail. The
online registration fee of $25 includes
entry to the event, a free event shirt, a
special limited event pin, a free raffle
ticket and lunch.
Visit www.ChromeAngelsCentral-
Florida.com for more information.



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worthy of your calendar
by.A glass wonderland

A glass wonderland

Therman Statom at the
Orlando Museum of Art
Opening this Saturday, Jan.
10, and running through
May 10, the Museum pres-
ents the perfect exhibit
for those who like their art
"beautiful" with a pinch
of abstract (for interest).
The Museum's new exhibit,
called "Stories of the New
World," will feature art-
glass installations by Ther-
man Statom, a unique artist
working in fine art glass.
Not surprisingly, he stud-
ied with Dale Chihuly. For
this exhibit, the Museum
promises us that Statom
will use glass as the mate-
rial for a room-size art-glass
sculpture. In addition, his
work is distinguished from
other glass artists in that he
works with a variety of ma-
terials in addition to blown
glass. His works are as-
sembled from objects such

as glass ladders, mirrored
chairs and painted images.
Why you want to go:
This "installation" promises
to be as close to a life-size
visit to the Wizard of Oz
as you (and your family)
are ever likely to experi-
ence. Statom uses Ponce de
Leon's 1513 search for the
"Fountain of Youth" as a
point of departure and says,
"In essence, this installation
will function as a concep-
tual Fountain of Youth."
* In the OMA's galleries,
.5,600 square feet are turned
into a dazzling environ-
ment of light and color. Vis-
itors will journey through
a mirrored maze ending
in a room-size glass build-
in'g filled with art works
representing the artist's
conception of the Fountain
of Youth. Having gotten
through 2008, we could all
use that!

Admission is $8. Call 407-
896-4231 for more infor-

One night only: An
Evening with Linda Eder
One night only: 8 p.m. Sat-
urday, Jan. 10, "An Evening
with Linda Eder"
Two special events com-
bine this Saturday evening
to make the contemporary
concert by Broadway Solo-
ist Linda Eder extra special.
Not only does this beautiful
songstress have one of the
great contemporary voices
of our time, but we will
hear her in a brand new
theater for Orlando.
Ms. Eder's resume is ex-
traordinary. She starred
in more than 900 perfor-
mances of Jekyll and Hyde,
won a Drama Desk Award
and Theatre World Award,
sold out Carnegie Hall -
twice! - and has performed
at the Palace Theatre and
the Kennedy Center for
the Arts. In addition, her
artistic abilities shine on 10
solo albums and five cast
Why you want to go:
While we all enjoy mu-
sic from Broadway, this
evening's concert also
introduces the new'Har-
riett Coleman Center for
the Arts at Lake Highland
Preparatory School. Check
with any arts organization

in Central Florida and you
will understand the ex-
traordinary importance of
Lake Highland's just-com-
pleted, $14 million 775-seat
performing arts center...
with state-of-the-art sound
and lighting at
901 N. Highland Ave. Ad-
mission is $55 to $65. Call
1-877-733-3031 for more

Budapest Festival
Orchestra Jan. 31
The Budapest Festival Or-
chestra presented by the
Festival of Orchestras at 8
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31
Currently celebrat-
ing its 25th Anniversary
season, the Festival of Or-
chestras has - over those
25 years - been doing an
enormous service to our
community by bringing the
world's greatest music as
performed by the world's
greatest orchestras to our
doorstep. Curiously, this
performance by the Bu-
dapest Festival Orchestra
means that the festival is,
at this point, bringing us
an international orchestra
that is actually "younger"
than the festival itself. Yes,
we do have some history
of culture in our commu-
nity, and this performance
shows it. Coming as it does
from Budapest, the pro-
gram is given over to sev-

eral Hungarian Dances by
Brahms and concludes with
the magnificent Brahms
Symphony No. 1.
Why you want to goi
Brahms Symphony No. 1
is reason enough, but the
additional reason to at-
tend is the conducting to
be done by Ivan Fischer
whose worldwide success
was launched in 1976 in
London, where he won the
Rupert Foundation compe-
tition. Invited by the Lon-
don Symphony Orchestra
on a worldwide tour, he has
since conducted around
the world.
In addition to his work
as conductor of The Bu-
dapest Festival Orchestra
since its founding, he re-
cently accepted the posi-
tion as principal guest con-
ductor with the National
Symphony Orchestra of
Washington, D.C.
The Festival office is at
1353 Palmetto Ave. in Win-
ter Park. Call 407-539-0245
or 407-956-5378 for more

Josh Garrick is curator of the Millenia
Fine Art gallery east of Maitland in
Orlando. He is also an art collector,
writer and photographer. Garrick can be
reached at 407-304-8100.

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its start at the farmers market, line
one section of the two-aisle store.
Most popular are the Veggie Chips,
a mixture of baked carrots, sweet
potatoes, squash, green beans and
taro root.
Another local touch: The paint-
ings that cling to the shop's walls
are by Winter Park artist Rodney
McPherson. They are also for sale.
Tiffany said her family has al-
ways been into healthy eating, and

after living in Santa Monica, Calif.,
she noticed the Orlando area was
lacking in healthy alternatives. As
the couple's products gained pop-
ularity at the farmers market, they
decided to quit their full-time jobs
'and open the store.
Crystal Gettings, who works
down the street, said she loves
grabbing a healthy lunch at VOM.
"I feel great eating lunch there
rather than fast food or even other
restaurants, since it is quick to pick
up and they have great quality."

January 9-11,2009
Presentations, performances, exhibit of Grieg's manuscripts
Grieg scholars and artists from Norway and America

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Young Artists Competition
22 pianists, singers and violinists
$10,000 in prizes
Grand Prize, concert tour in Norway
Semi-finals Round, Saturday, January 10, 2009
Piano: 9:45 a.m., Voice: 1:30 p.m., Violin/Piano: 4 p.m.
Finals Round, Sunday, January 11, 2009 3 p.m.
Tiedtke Hall, Rollins College
Suggested donation $10

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Opinion/ i

Bill Keller, executive edi-.
tor of The NewYork Times,
described his newspaper
as liberal in the sense that
a liberal arts college is
liberal, "generally secular
in outlook, disinclined to
take things on faith, non-
dogmatic, tolerant of and
curious about a wide range
of views and behaviors."
Brother, have you ever read
a view at greater odds with
where America is at the mo-
America is coming off,
arguably, the worst admin-
istration and government
of the past century, lurchl
ing into a new year broke,
battered and bewildered.
And baffled.
Several smart friends
have volunteered that
they do not want to read
or hear the news; each
day's installment and up-
dates are worse than the
day before. If you've had
any money invested in the
stock market, the chances
are good your portfolio is
worth anywhere from 25
percent to 35 percent less
than a year ago. Your home
is worth less, business prop-
erty values are tumbling
and "some" economists
are talking 10-12 percent

unemployment in 2010.
The federal government is
broke and is contemplating
a trillion-dollar stimulus
package to avert a 1930s-
like Great Depression.
California, emblematic of
the states, is likewise broke.
The federal solution: print
money by the trainload.
Businesses are closing
and ironically an immedi-
ate concern is deflation.
Will prices fall such that no
one buys because "goods"
could/will be cheaper to-
morrow? It is too funny, ex-
cept the consequences are
so tragic.
Policemen, firemen and
teachers in some Texas
towns are taking a 3 per-
cent pay cut. Some recently
constructed subdivisions of
Las Vegas are ghost towns,
so overbuilt is the hous-
ing supply in that city, so
crashing is that economy.
Indeed, gambling just
might be the appropriate
metaphor. Florida adopts
the multi-state PowerBall,
claiming it will provide
more dollars for education.
What utter nonsense. The
Orlando Sentinel provided
documentation as to where
the most retail shops selling
lottery tickets are located.



Hope is a lottery ticket?

It is Parramore, a predomi-
nantly impoverished mi--
nority community in our
city. Is that a (your) defini-
tion of economic justice?
Hope is a lottery ticket? In
some communities. And
gambling is offered as a so-
cietal solution.
From everything I read
on America's economic
meltdown, there were pre-
scient men and women
shouting "The Emperor
has no clothes!" I person-
ally know an individual
who sold millions and
millions of dollars of mort-
gages knowing they might
ultimately be worthless.
Eighteen months ago his
staff gave him a gold watch
upon his leaving the com-
pany. He made everyone
(his staff) buckets and
buckets of money. He re-
ceived the last check issued
by the holding company
that had a year earlier pur-
chased his business. He got
out. With his. And perhaps
yours, too. Think taxpayer-
financed bailouts. Timing is
everything. He's fine.
There are those who say,
"Hey! Mistakes were made.
What's the point of rehash-
ing old news? Let's move
on. Let's now do what is re-
quired to restart the Ameri-
can engine of prosperity."
I am not one of those,
however. I want names and
dates and investigations. I
want perp walks and prison
sentences, crying spouses
and humiliated families.
With the necessary, salubri-
ous and justifiable hanging
or two. Or 50.1 I do.
Right-wing talk radio is
apocalyptic (and apoplec-
tic I might add); the end
times are near if not already

Letters to

Rail deal needs to hold CSX liable for its accidents

Dear respected Florida leg-
I am writing to ask that
you not approve the Cen-
tral Florida Commuter Rail
agreement with CSX as it is
currently written. I believe
it is irresponsible to grant
insurance provisions that
absolve CSX from liability
along the 61-mile commut-
er rail corridor, even when
CSX freight causes the ac-
cident. Just look at similar
"no-fault" agreements that
Amtrak has with this corpo-
rate rail giant. Amtrak has
paid to the point of bank-
ruptcy for CSX negligence.
Without ongoing taxpayer
subsidies, Amtrak would
not even exist.
Do not hit Florida tax-
payers with a similar finan-
cial burden. With cost pro-
jections of $1.2 billion and
climbing, Central Florida's
Commuter Rail deal would
be the most expensive in
U.S. history.

Please explore other
solutions to serve the trans-
portation needs of Central
Florida, such as creating
HOV (High-Occupancy
Vehicle) revenue lanes and
promoting car pooling. Or
why not lease the 61-mile
line from CSX and let this
Fortune 500 Company, with
its expertise, maintain the
tracks and crossings?
Maybe down the line we
should reconsider a light
rail (electric-powered)
system similar to the Mas-
sachusetts Bay Transpor-
tation Authority serving
Boston and surrounding
suburbs. (Yes, light rail was
voted down years back, but
by a very narrow margin.)
Light rail would eliminate
the need for those inef-
ficient, outmoded (diesel-
powered) commuter cars
currently being considered
for this project.
Coupled with develop-
ing the commuter rail cor-

ridor, there must be plans
for getting people from the
rail stations to and from
their destinations. Orlan-
do's Lynx bus system, with
certain changes and better
funding, could provide that
service in the Orlando area.
As commuter rail advo-
cates, the Orlando Sentinel
has been grossly unfair to
those who question any
aspect of their agenda.
Without reading the Winter
Park/Maitland Observer or
going online to the other
newspapers such as The
Tampa Tribune or The Led-
ger in Lakeland, how would
any Orlando-area resident
know about the extreme
monetary costs, the one-
sided liability costs, and
the disadvantages of diesel-
powered cars?
In the face of a worsen-
ing, uncertain economic
future, the Florida Legisla-
ture should not consider
this project as proposed. We

depend on you to be good
stewards of our money.
Please look at our state
budget and ask yourselves:
What is it we can and can-
not afford right now?
Please consign the pro-

posed commuter rail proj-
ect to its proper place.
- Kathryn Grammer
Winter Park


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arrived. Capitalism is being
destroyed; no matter its de-
struction is/was self-inflict-
ed. Please recall now the
past 12 years of economic
deregulation and elimina-
tion of regulatory oversight.
What hath deregulation.
wrought? Bonuses and --
bankruptcies. Ah, excess.
I won't even go into
the state of the world. The
Middle East! Russia. Africa.
Millions displaced. Congo
massacres. Rape as a battle
strategy! Mexico. Violence
and poverty. Iceland. Ire-
land. Pirates off Somalia.
Bombings in Mumbai. Just
a typical day's news cycle.
Environmentally, we
continue to literally destroy
our planet. We poison our
water and air and willingly
- through subsidization
- practice a form of cor-
porate agriculture that is
washing the Midwest into
the Gulf of Mexico. Every
coral reef on the planet is
suffering, if not out-and-
out dying. Coal wastewater
retention ponds collapse
and it's ho-hum. That's the
price of clean (cheap?) coal,
ol' chum. Too funny.
Newspapers are collaps-
ing (closing) all over the
nation, and with their de-
mise the only check on bad
government and bad busi-
ness continues to be weak-
ened and with it our way of
life. Maybe Twitter will fill
the information gap. You
bet! That seems about right
for the "typical" American.
Every state seems to have
a plethora of corrupt pub-
lic officials and too many
of those elected to federal
office either wear blinders
(simpletons) or have the
spines of nematodes. Please

Chris Jepson's opinions are made
independently of the newspaper.
Write him at jepson@MEDIAmerica.us.

somebody somewhere re-
sign on principle!
All of us like to think/
believe that America is out-
side the forces of history.
We eagerly embrace the
myth that God somehow
anointed (chose) America
and Americans. How laugh-
able is that? Things can get
worse. Will they? I don't
know. So much seems out
of "our" control.
And the liberal society
(see above) so many of us
take for granted can be lost
in a second (so to speak).
Ratchet up the interna-
tional violence, stoke the
fear of terrorism here at
home, have a violent dem-
onstration or two (over
employment opportunities
or how the "pie" is actu-
ally.distributed) or have
racial tensions turn ugly
and whether the president
is black, white or Hispanic
will be inconsequential. "Ve
must hafe order!"
How we think we live is
actually at odds with how
quickly it can change. The
dustbin of history awaits all
- people and nations alike.
Regrettably so.
America desperately
needs leadership and luck.
If hope is a lottery ticket,
I'd sooner rely on luck. The
odds, bleak as they may be,
are better.

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Cultural Commentary
By Louis Roney
Distinguished Professor. Emeritus, UCF
2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award
Assisted by beloved wife-Joy Roney

Samson for real...
My father was very
smart. I should
have inherited his
brains instead of his eyes.
His eyes carried an ar-
cane genetic message that
was delivered to me abrupt-
ly some 10 years ago while I
was driving alone down 1-4
-near Longwood.
I was going to meet my
wife Joy and John Tiedtke
for lunch at the Orlando
Country Club. I suddenly
lost the vision in my right
eye. I pulled the car off the
road and sat motionless.
With a hand over each
eye in turn, I found that my
right eye had only some
peripheral vision, while my
left eye was intact.
I drove carefully to the
Country Club, where Joy
and John were awaiting me
in the dining room.

While we lunched, I cell-
phoned Dr. Brock Magruder
in his Eye Institute. Luckily
Brock was free to take my
call, and agreed to see me
Dr. Brock Magruder had
done lens implants for cat-
aracts in both my eyes back
in the middle 1980s. Now,
after Brock examined my
right eye, he said, "You need
a retina specialist for this. It
looks as though you have a
macular problem."
I subsequently found my
way to Retina Associates of
Florida, in Tampa. Retina
specialist Dr. W. Sanderson
Grizzard kept Joy and me
in his office for nearly half
a day. Dr. Grizzard's techni-
cians photographed my
retinas extensively while
I sat before a special cam-
era, and various dyes were
injected into a vein in my
Afterward, in a con-
ference, Dr. Grizzard ex-
plained in simple terms
that my left eye was "wet."
The "wet" exudativee)
-variety involves the de-
generation of the macula
accompanied by bleeding,
i.e., the leaking of fluid
from the tiny blood vessels
located under the retina.
Such hemorrhaging leads
to the building up of scar
tissue and a subsequent loss
of vision.
The right eye was "dry"
(atrophic), meaning it had
no signs of hemorrhage.
A "dry" eye may, however,
slowly degenerate, as mine
had already done.
Dr. Grizzard used the

term "macular degenera-
tion" in labeling my genetic
eye disorder. This disorder
involves the gradual de-
generation of the macula,
the portion of the retina
responsible for detailed vi-
Macular degeneration is
the leading cause of blind-
ness in the U.S. and Europe
and usually occurs in peo-
ple over the age of 50. A loss
of sight can occur very sud-
denly or slowly; peripheral
and color vision are usually
less affected.
For the last 15 years, I
have regularly visited my
Orlando retina specialist,
Dr. Preston Richmond, for
eye dilation and retinal ex-
ams. He has protected my
"good eye" through proper
diet, plus vitamins, zinc, etc.
(Ocuvite, PreserVision).
Several years ago, the
sight in my good left eye
began to weaken and to
lose detail - the retina was
beginning to hemorrhage
slowly. Along the way, in-
jections into my eyeball of
newly discovered Avastin
has stalled the deteriora-
tion. I had previously been
"qualified" as a case who
could benefit from Avastin's.
ability, as a chemically syn-
thesized "aptamer," to bind.
to, and inhibit the function
of, VEGF.
An aptamer is a single
strand of nucleic acid that
binds with specificity to a
particular target - such
as VEGF. VEGF is a protein
that has been shown to play
a big role in the abnormal
blood vessel growth and

blood vessel leakage in the
eye, i.e., wet eye.
"Stop VEGF and save vi-
sion" is a simple way of stat-
ing this intensely problem-
atic equation.
"Let there be light" was
God's first decree.
Many times in many op-
era houses, in many coun-
tries, I sang "Samson" - the
blinded Biblical, long-
haired, low-IQ muscleman.
In Saint-Saens' opera,
"Samson et Dalila," the
blinded Samson sings, "Vois
ma misere, helas! Vois ma
detresse!" (See my misery,
alas! See my distress)
Handel's Samson sings,
"Total eclipse! No sun, no
moon! All dark amidst the
blaze of noon..."
Both operatic Samsons
are a challenge to sing,
and to portray dramati-
cally on stage. As an actor, I
pondered long and hard to
imagine how it would be to
be blind.
After I, myself, had mac-
ular degeneration, and had
lost much of my sight, I re-
alized that I was living out
poor Samson's plight.
I hoped evermore that
my real-life story would
have a better ending than
that of the Samsons I had
portrayed on stage.
The Biblical Samson
pushes two temple pillars
apart and brings down the
roof, killing himself and all
the other people within.
In my real life, I have
pushed no pillars, and have
managed to get some pro-
ductive things done under
the circumstances which

my failing eyes permit.
. Losing one's sight slowly
means shucking off slowly
many things that one is
accustomed to doing as a
matter of course.
Not being able to see
clearly, one instinctively
walks slower and pays more
attention to the ground be-
neath him. Three bad falls
taught me the value of that
One's movements are
more measured in anticipa-
tion of confronting some-
thing that one cannot see.
It occurs to me that
other kinds of blindness
can limit the beauty and
.productiveness of one's life
in other ways.
The stubborn mental
"blindness" of refusing to
accept proven fact can
make one stumble as dan-
gerously as does actual loss
of sight. Blindness that
shuts out logic leads to
thinking without vision.
The verb "see" can apply
to visual loss, and loss of
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

CASE NO.: 07-CA-868(34)
Notice is given that pursuant to the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated Oct. 22, 2008,
in Case No.: 07-CA-868(34), of the Circuit Court
in and for Orange County, Florida, in which SKY
is the Plaintiff and JOSE E. PANZAROI AND LIZETTE
PANZARDI are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the Orange County,
Courthouse, 425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 350,
Orlando, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on Jan. 15, 2009,
the following described property set forth in the
Order of Final Judgment:
Lot 204 SKY LAKE SOUTH UNIT ONE, accord-
ing to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 5, Pages 51, 52 and 53 of the Public
Records of Orange County, Florida.
Lot 204 SKY LAKE SOUTH, UNIT ONE, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 5, Pages 51 through 53 of the Public
Records of Orange County, Florida.
Any Person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
DATED: DEC 23, 2008.
Lydia Gardner
Clerk of Circuit and County Court
Deputy Clerk
Publication of this Notice on January 1, 2009,
and January 8, 2009 in the Winter Park-Maitland
2130, ORLANDO, FL 32801, TELEPHONE (407) 836-
VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771.

1065 Maitland Center Commons Blvd.
Maitland, Florida 32751
(407) 875-2655


Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United American Lien
& Recovery as agent with power of attorney will sell
the following vehicles) to the highest bidder subject
to any liens; net proceeds deposited with the clerk
of court; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle for cash sum
of lien; all auctions held in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility; cash or ca-
shier check; 15% buyer prem; any person inter-
ested ph (954) 563-1999
Sale date January 30,2009 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW
9th Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33309 *
19975 2006 Toyota vin#: JTDBR32E060068879
lienor: flt I1c david maus Toyota 2925 n hwy 17/92
longwood fl1407-831 -.9788 lien amt $5618.99
sale date February 6 2009 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW
9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale FL 33309
20046. 1995 ford vin#: 2FMDA5146SBA02264
lienor: rs tradelink usa inc florida discount cars
1385 e Altamonte dr Altamonte spgs fl 407-767-
6555 lien amt $3396.06 .
20047 1996 Cadillac vin#: 1G6KD52Y2TU290996
lienor: carblack of Orlando c 11500 e colonial dr
Orlando fl 407-426-3000 lien amt $2014.54
20048 2001 Mazda vin#: 4F4YR16U31TM11490
lienor: trail imports Ic sport mazda 6239 orange
blossomm tr Orlando fl 407-851-8510 lien amt
20049 1998 Plymouth vin#: 2P4GP2433WR846384
lienor: transpro transmissions inc 18768 e colonial
dr Orlando fl 407-568-7900 lien amt $4125.00
20050 2000 Landrover vin#: SALTY1248YA242500
lienor: magnolia palms inc all transmission world
1206 lee rd Orlando fl 407-298-4010 lien amt
20051 2004 Mercury vin#: 1MEFM50U74A612256
lienor: magnolia palms inc all transmission world
1206 lee rd Orlando fl 407-298-4010 lien amt
20052 2003 dodge vin#: 2B3H046RX3H506084
lienor. magnolia palms inc all transmission world
1206 lee rd Orlando fl 407-298-4010 lien amt
20053 2001 Nissan vin#: 1N4DL01D01C107677
lienor: magnolia palms Inc all transmission world
1206 lee rd Orlando fl 407-298-4010 lien amt
Licensed & bonded auctioneers flab422 flan 765
BIDDER ON January 29th at 10:00a.m.
The annual return- or the fiscal year ending No-
vember 30,2008, IRS form 990-PF, of THE JENKINS
FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC, will be available for In-
spection at the address noted below during regu-
lar business hours by any citizen who so requests
within 180 days after publication of this notice of
its availability.
The principal manager is William A. Walker II, Presi-
The address of the main office of the foundation Is:
2171 GlencoeRoad
Winter Park, FL 32789

Public notice is hereby given that, on the date and
at the time listed below, and continuing from day
to day until all goods are sold, we will sell at public
auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the ware-
house of United Stor-AII, at 965 S. Semoran Blvd.,
Winter Park, FL 32792, the contents of the following
storage units containing household and/or business
goods, for rent and other charges for which a lien
on same Is claimed, to wit.
DATE OF SALE: January 29, 2009
TIME OF SALE: 12:00 PM or thereafter
Salaam Alnur #44, Household Items, Clothes;
Cathye Petterson #54 Household items, Furniture;
Karen Butterson #83 Household Items; Roberto
Correa #1511 Household items; Charles Hill #184
Household Items, Clothes; Martin Lane #193
Household Items; Donald B Austin #202 Household
Items, Furniture; Sean Madden #208 Household
Items, Clothes; Thomas Adams #287 Household
Items; Luis E Cordoves #387 Tools; Yamilet Rivera
#406 Clothes; Sean Morgan #416 Household Items;
Bernard Cansler #556 Household Items; Hope Ligon
0592 Household Items; Hope Ligon #594 Household
lems; Bruce Modlcue #621 Household Items; Bill
Morris # 638 Household Items.
Auctioneer: Storage Protection Auction Services
-license 593. The above notice is to be published
once a week for two consecutive weeks. Said sale
to be under and by virtue of the statues of the State
of Florida, in such cases made and provided.
Thank you

File No. 2008-CP-2336
Division 1
The administration of the estate of Gertrude G.
Baer, deceased, whose date of death was May 1,
2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Seminole
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer C, Sanford, FL 32772.
The names and addresses of the personal repre-�
sentative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this Notice is
January 8, 2009.
Personal Representative:
325 Cindy Court
Longwood, Florida 32779
Attomey for Personal Representative:
Thomas F. Kemey
Attorney for Marcy Rosenbaum
Florida Bar No. 266183
1420 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Telephone: (407) 898-5526
Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585, Mid-Florida
Lien And Recovery, will sell at public sale for cash
the following described vehicles located at lienor's
place to satisfy a claim of lien. 1998 FORD VIN:
2FMDA5149WBB56120. Lien Amt: $2658.24.
HWY 17-92 FERN PARK, FL 407-331-6211. 2000
SATURN VIN: 1G8JW52R4YY610227. Lien Amt:
$1056.79. Lienor/SATURN OF ORLANDO 2725 S.
HWY 17-92 CASSELBERRY, FL 407-767-2022.
1998 JAGUAR VIN: SAJHX1242WC825891. Lien
Amt: $2150.13. Lienor/ALL JAGUAR INC. 704 GEN-
407-830-5245. Sale Date: January 19, 2009,10:00
AM. At Mid Florida Lien & Recovery 3001 Aloma
Ave. Winter Park FL 32792. Said vehicle may be re-
deemed by satisfying the lien prior to sale date. You
have the right to a hearing at any time prior to sale
date by filing a demand for hearing in the circuit
court. Owner has the right to recover possession of
vehicle by posting a bond In accordance with F.S.
559.917. Any proceeds in excess of the amount of
the lien will be deposited with the Clerk of Circuit
Court in the county where the vehicle is held.
Case No.: 08-DR-5257-02D-G
Jennifer N. Soto, Petitioner
and : . . ..
Juan R. Sotlo, Respondent
TO: (name of Respondent) Juan R. Soto
(Respondent's last known address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed
against you and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on (name
of Petitioner) Jennifer N. Solo, whose address is
1026 Contravest Lane, Winter Springs, FL 32708
on or before January 29, 2009, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at (clerk's address) 301
N. Park Avenue, Sanford, FL 32772 before service
on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may file
Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated December 19, 2008.
By: Debra A. Jesperson
Deputy Clerk
12/25, 1/1,/1/8,1/15
On January 20, 2009, at Assured Self-Storage, Inc.
to the highest bidder for cash, items contained in
the following units:
C1030 - Oneida Quintana - Household Items
ON January 20, 2008
AT 10:00A.M.
Assured Self-Storage, Inc. reserves the right to bid
and to refuse or reject any and all bids,




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W hen Ed L'Heureux was
a little boy growing up
in Winter Park during
the late 1940s, he spent his days
leisurely riding his bike around
town with his sister. They would
park their bikes in an alley and
go to the Colony THeater or pick
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Avenue. Of course they had to
be vigilant of cars, in case one
happened to come by.
L'Heureux speaks wistfully of
those early years in Florida after
World War II. Life seemed sim-
pler and less hectic.
"There was no traffic and a
different pace of living," he said
longingly. "It was a wonderful
time to grow up."
L'Heureux radiates a passion
for days gone by as he eloquently

'describes the history of Florida
hundreds of years ago, such as
when Spain owned the land or
cowboys ruled the wide-open
swampy land, which was spot-
ted with cattle before the influx
of planned communities.
Sharing his affection for his-
tory with the local communi-
ty has become a heartfelt mis-
sion for L'Heureux whose career
began much differently.
After earning a history degree

from Stetson University in
DeLand, L'Heureux studied law
and then settled into the insur-
ance industry in Winter Springs
with his wife and two children.
While L'Heureux reaped the
benefits of a successful career for
more than 20 years, he longed to
be more imaginative and pro-

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About 36,000 people die annu-
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"The easiest way to prevent
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ACP recommends that most
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flu vaccination. If they haven't
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Children between the ages of 6
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also be vaccinated.
Flu activity can start as early
as December and flu cases usual-
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ruary. However, flu viruses cir-
culate into the summer so vac-
cination can take place through
March and still be very effective.
Protection develops about two
weeks after immunization and
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ACP also recommends that
physicians and other health care
professionals get immunized.
"Flu vaccination of health care
workers results in improved pa-
tient safety, improved employee
safety and decreased health care
expenditures," said Dr. Snow. "It

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lific. "It's terrible to be creative - it's like a
spur, chafing all the time. You don't really
want to put it aside," he said. L'Heureux said
his father was the catalyst that made him
dust off his pen from his college journalism
days and be creative again.
Today L'Heureux is the author of 12 books
of varied genres, from modern day novels
set in Central Florida to short story collec-
tions. He has also written a series of books
known as Florida Conversations, filled with
a mixture of information on Florida ani-
mals, plants, trees and battlefields.
As the founder of Sabal Palm Press,
L'Heureux is able to share his vast knowl-
edge of and affection for old Florida with
the local communities through educational
lectures. His talks, which typically run just
under an hour, can be heard at local librar-
ies, nursing homes, retirement centers, busi-
nesses and civic clubs.
"I am most proud of this," he said refer-
ring to his list of speaking engagements
throughout Central Florida. "I love to pres-
ent lectures on old Florida to the folks who
have interest."
His most requested lectures include:
"Florida's Role in the Civil War," "History of
Florida's Hurricanes," "Florida Lighthouses,"
"Florida and Seminole Wars" and "Florida's
Treasure Coasts: Pirates, Privateers, Spanish
Marianne Popkins, executive director of
the Winter Park Historical Association, said

she has been impressed by the quality of
L'Heureux's programs sponsored by both
the association and the Winter Park Library
Lifelong Learning Institute. "[L'Heureux] is
passionate about history, absolutely pas-
sionate, but in a very relaxed, non-profes-
sorial way," she said. "Somehow, some-way,
he knows so much about Winter Park and
Florida history, and in a conversational way,
he helps you understand what Florida is all
about. He does it in a homespun, Garrison
Keillor-like way."
L'Heureux said he intentionally doesn't
include modern day Florida in any of his
20 prepared presentations because most
people know about recent history.-- he
would rather educate people on what has,
been lost.
"I like to talk about hurricanes in the
early days, when we were not alive, what
our forbearers went through," L'Heureux
said. "I'd rather talk about Silver Springs
early and the hotels and railroads, because
people need to know about these things.
"When you study history, you can see
mistakes and you can see what you can do
differently and be a better land, a better
country and better people."
L'Heureux said he has witnessed remark-
able change in Central Florida during his
"It was so wet here in Florida when I was
a kid," L'Heureux said. "When we had rain,
streets flooded. When we had hurricanes,
the water was up a couple of feet." The face
of the land drastically changed whenit was

Prolific author Ed L'Heureux has produced 12 books, including a
series about Florida flora, fauna and military history.

drained to accommodate an influx of build-
"We are all intertwined - nature and man
- and I think it is something we need to
pass on to our kids, not to ruin the land," he
"If I can unleash in them an interest in
the subject so they go beyond the lecture to
research it and some aspect becomes their
interest, then I have accomplished some-
thing," he said. "This is my passion - writing
books and delivering lectures. Here I am,
late in life, doing what I always wanted to
"For the first time in my life, I am really,
really enjoying it."


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Weekly Happy Hours sponsored
by the Jewish Pavilion will begin
on Monday, Jan. 5 at 3:45 P.M. at
Savannah Court of Maitland.
Lee Delnick, former caterer and
co-owner of Delnick's Hotel, a
kosher facility in Millis, Mass., will
provide the mock chopped liver
and crackers for the first Happy
Hour. Liquor will be provided
by Claire and Barney Chepenik.
Volunteers are needed to spon-
sor food an liquor for upcoming

Delnick has lived in Altamonte
Springs for four years.
To volunteer to help with
Happy Hours at Savannah Court/
Savannah Cove, call Nancy Ludin
at 407-678-9363 or e-mail nan-

Belles and Beaus Dance
Club invites you to attend the
New Year's Winterfest Dance from
7:30-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.
21 at the Marks Street Recreation
Complex at 99 E. Marks St. in

Orlando. Music will be provided by
The Soft Touch and an assortment
of refreshments will be provided.
Singles and couples are welcome.
The cost is $5. Call 407-277-
7008 for more information.

Glaucoma is often called the
"sneak thief of sight" because
half of all patients have it and do
not know it. Although some may
consider the eye disease some-
thing that only happens to older
people, the truth is, even children

and teenagers can be diagnosed When the optic nerve becomes
with it. damaged, it usually begins to
A.J. DeGeorge is now 27 years damage peripheral vision. Without
old but has been receiving treat- treatment, central vision becomes
ment for juvenile open-angle glau- diminished. It is the second lead-
coma since he was 13. At the time ing cause of blindness, second
of his diagnosis, he exhibited no only to cataracts.
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glaucoma was only discovered either English or Spanish by call-
because of a routine eye exam. ing 1-800-331-2020. Additional
Glaucoma causes loss of sight information can be found online
by slowly damaging a part of at www.preventblindness.org/
the eye called the optic nerve. glaucoma.

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