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Title: Winter Park-Maitland observer
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 44 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: G.J.W. Munster
Place of Publication: Winter Park FL
Publication Date: 07-14-2011
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United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
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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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Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 3 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Federal Trust Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. At Federal Trust Bank, were determined to do more to make your home buying dreams come true. Now, were giving away $1,000 to the lucky winner of our Dream Home Photo Contest it could be you! Heres how it works: Take a photo of yourself or you and your family standing in front of your dream home, and submit it to your local Federal Trust Bank office. Smile and say cheesewell pick a winning photo, and the winner will receive $1,000! Were also giving $200 Lowes gift cards to homebuyers who get their home loan from us! So come see us or apply for your home loan online at Take advantage of our great rates, our fast, easy application and approval, and our friendly personal service. And be sure to submit your photo! Contest ends August 31, 2011. Enter our Dream Home Photo Contest and win $1,000! A picture is worth $1,000.Get a $200 Lowes gift card on us! FEDERAL TRUST BANK DREAM HOME PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES ABBREVIATED RULES: NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY TO ENTER. Limit one (1) entry per person; must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of Flagler, Lake, Orange, Seminole, or Volusia counties in Florida. To enter, submit one (1) developed photograph or photocopy of photograph (no larger than 4 x 6 inches) showing yourself [and, if applicable, your family] standing in front of the dream home that you wish to purchase. Entries must be made in person at Federal Trust Bank locations in the following counties in Florida: Flagler, Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia. Begins 5/2/11; all entries must be received by 8/31/11. Winner will be randomly drawn 9/30/11; odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize: A check for $1,000. For complete rules and eligibility requirements and a list of participat ing Federal Trust Bank locations, visit Sponsors website at LOWES GIFT CARD INCENTIVE: Void outside Florida and where prohibited. To receive a $200 LOWES Gift Card, either visit a Federal Trust Bank location and apply for a home loan, or apply online at; gift card will be given only upon acceptance and completion of home loan contract between applicant and Federal Trust Bank. Limit one (1) gift card per completed home loan contract. Must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of Flagler, Lake, Orange, Seminole, or Volusia counties in Florida. Begins 12:00:00 AM ET on 5/2/11; ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/30/11. For complete details rules and eligibility requirements and a list of participating Federal Trust Bank locations, visit Sponsors website at Government-issued photo ID may be required and additional loan approval requirements may be imposed; see full details at and/or at Federal Trust Bank locations. Lowes Companies, Inc. is not a sponsor of, nor is it afliated with, this promotion; additional terms and conditions may apply to gift card. Copyright Federal Trust Bank. All rights reserved. Equal Housing Lender Member FDIC Dennis AllenOwner/ Administrator Mead from the skyPHOTOS BY JEFFREY BLYDENBURGH The Orlando skyline spans the horizon, viewed from the Winter Park Fire Departments ladder truck at Mead Garden, top, showing the expanse of green to the west of the garden, and a new tree nursery, above.


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Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 5 Winter Park / Maitland Observer In addition to being the founding sponsor of the Summer of Dreams, Fifth Third Bank also provided a critical component of the program nancial counseling for parents. Student honorsKelly Branham of Winter Park, class of 2012; and Chandler McCabe of Winter Park, class of 2012, were named to the Deans List at Providence College for the Spring 2011 semester: Alissa Tabirian of Winter Park, daughter of Dr. Nelson V. Tabirian and Dr. Anna M. Tabirian, was named to the Deans List of Emory College. The following received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 166th commencement ceremony on May 9. James Matthews and Joan Matthews, received a Bachelor of Arts. received a Bachelor of Science. daughter of Dr. Ellis Schauder and Helene Schauder, received a Bachelor of Science. son of Dr. Suresh Kannan and Dr. Geetha Kannan, received a Bachelor of Science.Ways to give backHost a high school foreign exchange student in August. Contact Betsy at 321-277-7198 or visit Throughout the month of July, if you bring a ier to Mimis Cafe, the Jewish Pavilion will get 15 percent of the sale. Print the ier here: jewishpavilion. org/417-2/ Run or walk a half marathon with Team Challenge Central Florida at the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December. Contact Lindsey at or 646-875-2079 to RSVP. ccteamchallenge.orgCommunity Bulletin Business Briefs USPS 00-6186 ISSN 1064-36131500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705Member of: Goldenrod Chamber of CommercePublisher 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. Winter Park / Maitland Observer 2011Established in 1989 by Gerhard J.W. | Phone: 407-563-7000 | Fax: 407-563-7099 | editor@observernewspapers.comP.O. Box 2426 Winter Park, FL 32790 Published Thursday, July 14, 2011 CONTACTSVolume 23, Issue Number 28PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor 407-563-7009 MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 INTERIM DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 REPORTERS Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 LEGALS | CLASSIFIEDS Ashley McBride classi COPY EDITORS Isaac Babcock COLUMNISTS Chris Jepson Louis Roney LRoney@c Josh Garrick ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 SUBSCRIPTIONS | CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 INTERN Amy Simpson Central Floridas Largest Fine Arts Gallery221 South Knowles Ave Winter ParkWe are proud to represent some of the most sought-after and collectible artists in the world.407-622-0102 www.FredlundGallery.comWe offer: Join Today! Get Involved!Winter Park Republican Womens GroupLuncheon Meetings held monthly at Flemings in Winter Park. Spouses welcome! Call 407-718-9355 for more information. Ride Green Scooters is relocating to across the street from its current West Fairbanks Avenue location. Brian Green Scooters, said the new location at 700 W. Fairbanks Ave. provides four times the space of current facilities. RLF has been recognized as one of Engineering News-Records top 500 design rms for 2011. RLFs total revenues were $26.7 million for 2010 with $1.5 million representing international work. Tom Kelley, II CCIM, principal at NAI Realvest, brokered a lease transaction for 3,000 square feet at 667-669 Cherry St. representing the local landlord, John J. Sharp Trust. The new tenant is Lajur Inc. of Winter Park. Alan Sheppard, Shareholder of international law rm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, is the recipient the Dave Thomas Child Advocate of the Year award. The Childrens Home Society presented the award at their Turning Lives Around Luncheon 2011. SchenkelShultz Architecture of Orlando designed the School Board of Sarasota Countys newlyconstructed $31.8 million, 198,454-square-foot Sarasota County Technical Institute representing the second of three phases designed by the rm at the 52-acre Sarasota Technical Center campus. NAI Realvest recently negotiated the sale of an of ce condominium in Legacy Village Of ce Park at 3208 W. Lake Mary Blvd. off Interstate 4 in Lake Mary. Altamonte Springs-based general contractor and construction manager Roger B. Kennedy, Inc. commenced work in June on a $3.2 million contract for interior upgrades to 144 units at The Fountains, a Bluegreen Resort located on South International Drive at 7111 Crossland Drive, Orlando. After a 12-year career with the Orlando Magic, Scott Bowman has joined Sara Brady Public Relations Inc. as vice president of client relations. Winston-James Development Inc. based in South Daytona recently completed three new commercial lease agreements at Beville Road Business Center in South Daytona and Aloma Business Park, Winter Park. Maitland Little League clinched the Florida Little League District 23 Champions title on July 6, securing the District Champion title for the third year in a row. Pictured: (front row, kneeling) Kyle Borck; (second row left to right) Eric Forbrick, Jaison Heard, Elijah Cabell, Ryan Dease, Michael Spears, Collin Hensley, Seth Martin; (third row left to right) Patrick Yost, Cameron Stake, Jack Leftwich, Rigsby Mosley; Coaches (pictured at back): Greg Stake, DonL Dease and Frank Mosley. Maitland Little League takes districts The Orlando Predators joined close to 80 kids from Give Kids The World, the Boys and Girls Club, and Orange County schools. They ate ice cream, threw the football around, visited with Disney characters and were treated to an animal presentation by Critter Encounters. 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Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 6 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Papers nab 8 nods Observer Newspapers editors (from left) Megan Stokes, Jenny Andreasson and Isaac Babcock show off some of the eight awards they received at the conference in St. Petersburg. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEFIT | Chamber will recruit 10 employees to test out the program The strategy Community partners Learn moreThe Winter Park Health Foundation can be reached at 407-6442300. Email Patrick Chapin at PHOTO BY AMY SIMPSON THE OBSERVERThe Winter Park YMCA will offer programs for Work Well participants to get healthy and in shape. SCAN HERE Use your smartphones barcode scanner app to view these award-winning works or visit ObserverAwards


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 7 Winter Park / Maitland Observer City Council Meeting of July 11 Winter Park City TalkBY RAND Y KNIGHTCITY MANAGER Maitland City TalkBY HOW ARD SCHIEFERDECKERMAYOR Behind the success of SunRail www.gulfstatescu.orgWe oer FREE Business Checking407-831-8844 JU LY 11 C I T Y C OMMI SS ION MEE T IN G HIGHLIGHTS DISCUSSION C ON T IN U IN G T HE COMMUNITY C ON V ER S A T ION T HI S TIME ONLINE! V IE W C I T Y F LA G ENTRIES ONLINE


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 8 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Calendar $100,000 $75,100 $60,906 $100,000 $100,000 $66,997 $73,026 $80,256 $86,677 $96,817 $85,199 $69,628 $100,000 $106,000 $112,360 $119,102 $126,248 $133,823 $133,823 $133,823 $136,365 $100,000 $107,000 $114,490 $131,079 $140,255 $150,073 $160,578 $171,818 $196,715 $183,845 $122,504 Which line gives you the best chance for success? According to three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT.I llustr a tion per iod: 8 -31-2000 thr ough 8 -31-2010. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Historical performance of the S&P 500 Index should not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustra tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have performed using dierent assumptions but the same Index performance. Assumptions are not guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. A c cumula tion V alue S&P 500 Income Rider Value $80,256 $69,628 Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC ONGOINGWinter Park is continuing its Community Conversations online. For a two-week period from Monday, July 11 through Monday, July 25, log on to and click on the COMMUNITY Conversations button at the bottom. The Winter Park Farmers Market is every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Visit The Maitland Farmers Market is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily. Visit or call 407-539-6268. Food Truck Caf is every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Check the citys Facebook page or for more information.THURSDAYPopcorn Flicks in Central Park is featuring Rocky from 7-9 p.m. July 14, presented by the city of Winter 407-629-0054. Park Avenue and Hannibal Square stores will offer 50-75 percent off merchandise at the downtown Winter Park Sidewalk Sale, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14-17. Visit or call 407-644-8281.FRIDAY Giveaway at Holler Honda, 2211 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 15. Guests can enter to win a family four pack of tickets the Scene at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Saturday, July 30. Call 407-629-1234. Completely Hollywood (Abridged) is at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. The show runs from July 15 through Aug. 6, and begins at 7:30 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday evening show and at 2 p.m. for the Saturday and Sunday matinee. Tickets are $38 for evenings, $28 for matinees. Call 407-645-0145 or visit The Rum Ball to bene t the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is from 7-10 p.m. July 15 at the Winter Park Farmers Market. Join them for restaurant tastings, rum drinks and entertainment by Caribbean Groove. Tickets are $35. Visit or call 407-478-5621.SATURDAYThe American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, will host The Giant Arts, Crafts, and Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at 4490 N. Goldenrod Road, Winter Park. Call Gerard at 407-671-8616 for event and reservation information regarding space/table rental rates. MONDAYListening to donors will be the main message presented at the Association of Fundraising Professionals meetings at the Winter Park Civic Center. The July 18 meeting will begin with networking from 11:30 a.m. until noon. The cost of lunch is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Newcomers can check out the chapter and enjoy a free lunch. Visit afpcentral orida.orgTUESDAYThe Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens will hold its sculpture exhibition, Figure and Form: A Showcase of Florida Sculptors from July 19 through Sept. 18. This exhibition is also being held to commemorate the Museums 50th anniversary and to honor the legacy of Albin Polasek. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and free for those younger than 12. For more information, call 407-647-6294 or visit To learn more about volunteering at Florida Hospital HospiceCare, please attend a Hospice 101 information session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at either Asbury United Methodist Church, 220 W. Horatio Ave., Maitland or All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 E. Lyman Ave., Winter Park. To RSVP, call Cady at 1-800-404-1133.WEDNESDAYJoin JFS at noon Wednesday, July 20 for a Womens Forum: Tranquility with Yoga. Participate in seated Yoga, mindful meditation and self-massage techniques. The Womens Forum will be held at 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park. The cost is $7 and includes a light lunch catered by Brio. RSVP by July 18. Register online at jfsorlando. org, by email to marni.chepenik@ or by phone to 407644-7593, x227. JULY 21Beat the summer heat with the 28th annual 5k Road Race, beginning and ending at the JCC Maitland at 7 p.m. July 21. We will have a free kids race for ages 6 & under beginning at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a free pool party following the race. The Newcomers of Central Florida will host a luncheon and general meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, England Ave., Winter Park. Members will wear red, white and blue at this summer event. Advance reservations are required. New and prospective members are welcome. Contact VPMembership Tina Parrish at 407-3591497 or visit newcomersc .org The Womens Executive Council proudly presents its annual fashion show, Discover Your Wild Side, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Dubsdread Ballroom. Tickets are $40 per person, $45 at the door. Early Bird Special: two tickets for $75 until July 15. Proceeds will bene t the Womens Executive Council Scholarship and Endowment Fund. Contact publicity@ or visit WECOrlando. com The city is continuing the Coffee Talk series, giving the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the mayor, city manager and city commissioners over a cup of coffee. Join City Manager Randy Knight from 6-7 p.m. July 21 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Call 407-599-3428. The SPCA of Central Floridas 11th Annual Wine for Whiskers is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Wine for Whiskers is a night of casual wine and food pairings at the Double Tree Hotel, Downtown Orlando. Enter to win exciting raf e items and door and gift baskets. Visit for tickets or call 407-248-1758. Lighthouse Central Floridas third Dining in the Dark event is 6 p.m. July 21 at Lighthouse Central Floridas headquarters in College Park. Tickets are available for $100 per person or $150 per couple and will be sold now until July 18 on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Contact Margaret Henslee at or 407-898-2483 ext. 235. The University Club of Winter Park lm night presents The Big Lebowski on July 21. This lm has become a cult favorite noted for its funny characters, dream sequences and unconventional dialogue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for brown bag dinner. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Call 407-644-6149 or visit


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 9 Winter Park / Maitland ObserverLifestyles While many children teeter on the edge of their seats on the last day of school before summer break, daydreaming about the days of swimming and no homework, there are thousands in Orange County who dread it. For the 3,000 homeless students in Central Florida, summers are far from their favorite part of the year. Fifth Third Bank has worked since April to give these children an option the Summer of Dreams camp. The camp, which is hosted at schools all over Orange County with programming by Orlando After-School All-Stars, is for all children. But with donations from private and corporate sponsors, there is funding for more than 1,200 of the areas homeless children to attend for free. Fifth Third is still working to gather enough money to give all 3,000 a chance at some summer fun, and more than 800 students have signed up. A donation of $133 can send one child to the 10-week camp. Its amazing how much need there is, said Barbara Lopez, host school Jackson Middles SAFE coordinator.Homelessness in Central FloridaRepresentatives at Fifth Third Bank, who were inspired by a Minutes segment focused on homelessness in Central Flor ida, were shocked at the number of homeless children here. Its a staggering number, and one that may be surprising to many locals. Child Left Behind Act, means equate nighttime residence. This includes children who live on the streets, in shelters, hotels or with other families. There are more than we know everywhere, said Christina Savino, homeless education liaison for Orange County Public Schools. Central Florida has such a large homeless family population because of its abundance of service and hospitality industry jobs, Savino said. People come here for work, many have multiple jobs but only make minimum wage. That isnt enough to sustain a household, she said. Fullling the summer needSchool is a solution to part of the ing the year, their children get free or reduced price breakfast and lunch and a place to learn and be active all day. When summer hits, those two meals are now the parents responsibility. This is a year-round problem, said Tyler Chandler, program director for Orlando AfterSchool All-Stars. (This camp) The kids will get breakfast, lunch and a snack at camp, along Theyll also have one hour each of math, reading and life skills instruction. On Fridays, a backpack with food will be sent home for the weekend. At the end of the camp, theyll get school supplies to use for the year. It relieves a burden on the parents, Savino said.Happy kidsAnd the children said theyre appreciative of the opportunity. Instead of being bored, they understand theyll have a chance to be with friends, play sports and do regular kid stuff. Well learn to appreciate the little things we have that others Jackson Middle eighth grader and sponsored camper. Chad Perry, who is a seventhgrader at Jackson Middle and to play basketball all summer. Financial counseling available an opportunity to grow, but their parents will, too. Fifth Third counseling. The camp hopes to be a stepping-stone to a better life for these families. Its a place where ideas will be nurtured and plans for the future made, said Kim Praniewicz, of Fifth Third Bank. And that doesnt cost a thing. Dreams are free, she said.Giving homeless kids summer fun Learn more Learn moreTo learn more about Summer of Dreams or to get involved, visit www. BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer StaffFifth Third Banks Summer of Dreams camp takes more than 1,200 children to camp yearly PHO T O BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE OBSERVERChildren eat breakfast and play games while waiting for the Summer of Dreams camp pep rally to begin at Jackson Middle School in East Orlando.


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 10 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Family Calendar Experience an exceptional selection of family-friendly movies at the Enzian from July 17-31 during the KidFest summer movie series. Tuesday through Thursday screenings are free for everyone and individual tickets on weekends are only $5. Visit to view a schedule. Create your own movie at Young Filmmakers Summer Camp! Experience the art of lmmaking as you study cinematic techniques and dive into the production of an independent lm. This two-week summer camp, held from July 18-22 and July 25-29, is located at the Enzian Theater and open to children entering grades 5-8. No previous experience required. Visit On select Tuesdays at the Morse Museum (July 19 and 26; and Aug. 2), families can enjoy a guided museum tour and take-home activity. On four Fridays (July 22; and Aug. 5) participants will see a short lm, visit the Tiffany exhibits and produce art. Reservations are required. Call 407-645-5311, extension 136. Art & History Museums Maitland and the Maitland Art Center have started up summer classes. Children and teen programs are offered July 25-Aug. 5. To register, contact Kasey Jones at 407-539-2181 extension 254 or kasey@ Orlando Shakespeare Theater begins its Theater for Young Audiences series with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., from July 7 through Aug. 7. Visit or call 407-447-1700. The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the musical School House Rock Live, Jr.! performed by students of the Breakthrough summer camp. Tickets are $10. Show times are 7 p.m. July 15, 21 and 22; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 16 and 23; and 3 p.m. July 17. Parents Morning Out is 8:3010 a.m. July 21 (every third Thursday) at the front of the Whole Foods Winter Park store. Enjoy a free cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free veminute massage, compliments of Take 5 Massage. The annual Family Golf Festival is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 23 at Faldo Golf Institute, 12001 Avenida Verde, Orlando. Enjoy an afternoon of free golf activities including clinics, contests and interactive golf games. For more information, call 407-238-7677, ext. 4040. Teens (12-17) can work out free this summer at all Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs from now until Aug. 15 for Lifestyle Family Fitness annual program to combat teen inactivity and obesity. For more information and to pre-register a teen, visit Learning to save the worldPHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREL COHEN Winter Park High School senior Laurel Cohen walks with a holocaust survivor in Warsaw, Poland, and with friends near the Auschwitz prison camp, right. As Laurel Cohen talks about her passions rapidly, vigorously genocide and simply discussing the world around her you get the sense that if she alone could save the world, she would. Though she said she wholly believes in the power of one, she knows that even with all the enthusiasm and compassion in the world, she cant. So the Winter Park High School senior takes every opportunity she can to lead others to care about anything. You have to have someone to care about every thing, Laurel said. The most recent way shes decided to help others share her compassion for the world was as a teen coordinator for this years man Rights and Genocide Summit. For three days, Laurel was one of two leaders in the program, which brought together Jewish teens in Washington, D.C., to learn about genocide and how to speak out against it so they can make a difference. They listened to lectures from activists, met with members of Congress and learned how to use the knowledge they gained there to make an impact in their own communities. Natural leaderThe role of teen coordinator was created this year, and Laurel immediately came to the directors mind because of her impact at last years Summit. Her passion and empathy for human rights and engaging others made her the clear choice, they said. I think its an innate thing that happened, said Mikah Goldman, program associate. She has this internal drive thats just amazing, and she really inspires other people. Shes a natural leader, Luci Cohen, Laurels mom, said. Laurels idea of leadership and her passion for communicaconventional. She wasnt telling people what to do or think, but press themselves, engaging their ideas with her own questions and fostering conversation. She said she loved that she felt she could see her friends absorbing the information and changing. You can make teens care about people on the other side of the world, she said. Laurel also used her skills as a leader at March of the Living, a two-week trip to Poland and Israel and educational program to teach Jewish teens about the Holocaust. There, she led in a very similar way as the Summit, just by cultivating conversation tions. Laurel has an incredible sense of empathy to feel others joy and sorrow, taking to heart what she needs to offer support, said her rabbi, Rick Sherwin. Family valuesLaurel has always been a handful full of conviction, determination and ideals, her mom said. When she was 3, Luci Cohen found her daughter scolding a fellow preschooler for making another cry. She needed no push to take leadership roles in her community and school, and her dad, Jeffrey Cohen, joked that theyve always just stayed out of her way. But they have to take some credit, Laurel said. Both her parents are doctors, and at family dinner, their days were a topic of discussion. They told stories about the hardships of their patients, and Laurel said she gained a perspective on life she is grateful for now. I was always reminded that it was never a choice to ignore the needs of others less fortunate it was not a rational option, she said. In the future, Laurel wants to blend an education in medicine with work in public health care policy. She hopes her power of one can make others lives better. Your job in the world is not to serve just you, she said. Learn moreFor more information about BBYO and its opportunities for Jewish teens, visit BRITTNI JOHNSON Observer Staff


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 11 Winter Park / Maitland Observer JoshGarrick 1300 SOUTH ORLANDO A VE MAITLAND FL 40 7 -629-0054 WW W .ENZIAN. ORG THI S WEEK A T ENZIAN Brad Pitt stars in THE TREE OF LIFE Fri-Sun 3PM, 6:30PM, 9:45PM Opera on the Big Screen LA TRAVIATA Sat 11AM KidFest Movies FREE Weekdays, $5 Weekends THE CIRCUS Sun 11AM / Tue 3:30PM MIA AND THE MIGOO Sun 1PM / Wed 3PM JUMANJI Thu 3PM Free Outdoor Movie WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Wed 8:30PM We can always count on the Winter Park Playhouse to present theatricals that are new production running from July 15 to Aug. 6 is a high-energy, fast-paced, ing in America. Its called Completely Hollywood (Abridged) and features the mad-cap antics of Mark Baratelli, Matt Horohoe and Joshua Siniscalco. This Hollywood send-up was created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and they take on Americas greatest culsatire. Rummaging through our classic produced in a compilation of cinema clichs. The Washington Post said, (This) smart, timely satire sent a Kennedy Center audience into regular peals of near-hysterical laughter. Its Hurray for Hollywood and for the Winter Park Playhouse as they bring us yet another is at 711 Orange Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.orgFlorida sculptors at the PolasekIn a museum named for a famous American sculptor, the new sculpture show opening at the Polasek Museum showcase high-quality works by Florida sculptors to be shown at the Museum in support of its mission to promote repre19 and features works by 17 artists. The rating the museums 50th anniversary year while also honoring the legacy of Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The Museum is located at 633 Osceola Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407647-6294 or visit www.polasek.orgPolasek Museum Part 2Showing concurrently with the Polasek Sculpture Show (July 19 to Sept. 18) are photographs by 28 local artists as featured in The Red Chair Visits Orange County Public Art. Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Director Terry Olson issued an invitation to Florida photographers to choose a piece of public art to incorporate into a photograph of their own interpretation (The photograph also had to include a red chair within the composition). The chair is symbolic of arts audiences and also represents the Red Chair Project, the areas cultural information center. Visit redchairproject. ports the goal of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs to bring awareness of the artistic treasures in our area to the public. The photographs may be viewed 407-647-6294 or visit polasek.orgA Kerouac manuscript at the Orange County History Center displays the original 1957 manuscript of The Dharma Bums by the Bard of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac. This unique piece of Floridas literary history allows visitors a look at Kerouacs original manuscript (including handwritten notes), as well as photographs taken while he lived and wrote in Orlando. For 11 days and nights, in the College Park neighborhood near downtown Orlando, Kerouac wrote The Dharma Bums, and it was during that time that Kerouac retional sensation. Dharma Bums is often seen as the sequel to On the Road. Photographer Fred DeWitt took the photos in 1958 while Kerouac worked on the manuscript, but the photos were lost for 50 years until Orlando journalist Bob Kealing found DeWitt living in Orlando. Call 407-836-8500 or visit thehistorycenter.orgJosh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail. com or 407-522-3906.WHO ISGARRICK > MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$5 OFF Y OUR CUT AND STYLE(NEW CLIENTS ONL Y) 407.671.57853090 EAST ALOMA AVE. SUITE 135 WINTER PARK, FL 32792 Completely Hollywood laughs guaranteed


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 12 Winter Park / Maitland Observer Opinion/Editorial Letters to the Editor Keep looking toward the starsHelp kids develop healthy eating habitsParents often struggle when guiding their child to eat healthy nutritious meals, and establishing healthy eating habits for children at an early age with balanced meals is important. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) replaced their food pyramid model with MyPlate to make it easier to balanced meals at home and on-the-go. MyPlate helps to simplify meal planning by illustrating ideal servings of the fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy food groups on a colorful divided plate. MyPlate helps parents train their children to devote half their plate to fruits and vegetables. Grains and lean protein each take up a quarter of the plate. A side helping of dairy shows kids will also need a serving of low-fat milk or another dairy product to complete their meal. MyPlate offers simple messages that are easy to incorporate into your familys daily diet: etables and fruits. serve whole grains, such as oatmeal and brown rice. and water rather than sugary drinks. choose ones low in sodium. Consider smaller plates for younger children. One of the most important features of MyPlate is its emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are one of the largest portions on the plate because they provide many of the vitamins and minerals kids need for good health; plus vegetables are naturally low in fat and with picky eaters, adding more vegetables to their childs plate may seem preparation tips can help your family enjoy fruits and vegetables this summer. Ten tips to liven up meals with fruits and vegetables pers, carrots or broccoli in advance and refrigerate. Also, keep some packaged vegetables in the freezer, as they are just as nutritious as fresh vegetables. whole fruit out as a visible reminder. beans, sliced peppers, chopped red cabbage and other colorful vegetables for color and taste. oatmeal with sliced bananas, peaches, fruit in fat-free or low-fat yogurt. ing mushrooms, carrots, peppers or potatoes on a kabob skewer kids will enjoy a fun, new way to eat their vegetables. Grilling fruit can be a tasty new Peas, pinto beans, squash, tomatoes and sauted onions add color to this convenient, weekday meal. thing Italian? Slip some peppers, spinach, red beans, onions or cherry tomatoes into your traditional tomato sauce. ing low-calorie bulk. Vegetables make a great addition to your favorite sandwiches and wraps. Substitute mayonnaise with creamy avocado or try sliced tomatoes and romaine letbroccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, mushrooms or green beans are a quick and tasty addition to any meal. side of vegetables, side salad or whole fruit. It may take several attempts to acquire a taste for some vegetables. Encourage your child to try just two or three bites of a vegetable and then offer it again at another meal. Try including fruits and vegetables in each meal and for a snack. While MyPlate is a guide for healthy tion. Portion size will vary by age, and depending on a childs needs, some food groups will be increased and others decreased. Talk to your health care providFor more information about developPlease see LETTERS Next Page Starting over again Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page.WHO ISCAREY > Tom Carey GARDENFrom my to yoursI recently returned home from the classic family automobile road-trip vacation American continent. We drove straight up Interstate 95, staying with family and friends every step of the way. We saw the White House garden, visited farmcountless backyard plots zip past the windshield. This commentary belies the fact that our northern neighbors are taking advantage of their productive growing opportunities while we languish in Florida vegetable gardeners offseason is never well bracketed by the debilitating freezes or blankets of snow perate regions. My crops of peppers, eggplant, collard greens, okra, scallions and herbs planted in early spring dont stop producing just because the calendar clicked over to July and August. these crops to continue producing until into the throes of autumn planting. Im almost envious of the iconic scenario of curling up in front of the wood stove with a seed catalog and imagining the world as its not. If you are the least bit organized, taking it easy in the garden in summer is if the power goes out, the thunder is growling, and the mosquitoes are biting, it is time to hunker down with a selection of seed catalogs. Johnnys Selected Seeds of Winslow, Maine, is one of my primary seed sources. Although Maine is not a regional partner, Johnnys seeds have grown consistently well in my garden. The catalog from Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply of Grass Valley, Calif., is always close to the top of my stack. Another classic source is Bountiful Gardens of Willits, Calif. The home of Ecology Action and John Jeavons pioneering efforts at sustainable food production have been groundbreaking. Redwood City Seed Company, also from California, is a source for unique crop seeds, especially peppers. A little closer to home, Tomato Growers Supply Company of Ft. Myers name speaks for itself. Southern offers a full spectrum of open pollinated seed choices. The Park Seed Company of Greenwood, S.C., encyclopedic catalog has been a reference in my library since the beginning. These are a few of my catalogs that the storm has passed, wander outside for a little fresh air and some gardening by candlelight. The Space Shuttle Atlantis lit its own 6.8 million foot-pound candle at its going away party Friday morning, as it slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the But when all that still remained was a column of smoke and steam reaching toward the stars, the countless enrapt masses below didnt race toward their cars and back to reality on a weekday morning. They stood there, staring at that billowing cloud of seared aluminum as it lingered in the haze off Cape Canaveral. The future of the U.S. space program remains hazy, but cant seem to look away. The fascination that drives us launch our dreams into orbit and beyond our world. Its hard to envision whats going space program. Even the programs top scientists arent quite sure yet. What they know is that the space shuttle was already history when the Space Shuttle Endeavour became the last to roll off the assembly line nearly 20 years ago. But the aging space vehicle program, which ironically brought us to the future in which we now live, has left a legacy faces some of the most trying times in its leaps forward in technology, but will lack much of the capability of the shuttle. The counters in Washington. A red number on a budget line slowly shook our dream of a future beyond our world into reality. between Americas idealism as the world leader in the race to the future and the economic realities of one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression, cially worth it to keep reaching for the stars at all. Thats something that not one president since the inception of the space program has dared say. In the building Cold War, it became more than a terrifyworld into space; it became a national destiny. After President John F. Kennedys promise to send us to the moon by the end of the 1960s outlived the man who dreamed it, we kept going. Yes, at times, weve been brought back to reality again and again. We are not yet on Mars, though our satellites and robotic rovers have combed its surface. We do not yet have colonies on the moon, though we dare to dream of returning there. We have seen farther beyond our galto do from within the cloudy dome of the Earth, and we still dare to see farther. But we have to be willing to pay for it. Its been massive: Tens of billions of dollars burned in propellant to hurtle millions of pounds of weight into space. But do Americans think its worth it? Take a look at a recent CBS poll and youll see numbers pointing overwhelmingly in favor of the space shuttle Has the space shuttle program been percent said yes, compared to thirty-one percent who said no. Though the numbers vary slightly, look at any poll and they say the same thing: Our dream of space has always been worth it. Friday morning, a few minutes after Atlantis throttled to full power and rocketed off at 17,000 miles per hour and its engine turned to just a faint glow, bound for a destiny among the stars, millions still stared. To every achievement, modern man has learned theres a cost. But in the name of progress, were invariably willing to pay. So we gaze beyond that dome of blue, and we dare not look away.


Thursday, July 14, 2011 Page 13 Winter Park / Maitland Observer ing healthy eating habits for your children, please visit www.KidsHealth.orgLloyd N. Werk Division Chief of Consultative Pediatrics Nemours Childrens ClinicSafe and sound Banking isnt just about convenience anymore. Due to the recent housing crisis and disappointing failures on Wall Street, people are than they have been in a long time. Afraid to jump back into the fray business many individuals want connection with their banks. Fortunately, community banks are geared toward developing long-term banking relationships and providing a high level of customer service, and for those looking for a sense of security and consistency. Every day, I meet people who simply want their bankers to do right by them. Whether in regard to they want to know that we will protect their interests, especially in these tough economic times. Wary they are demanding honesty and tions. Uncertain about the countrys economic future, more and more parents are opening savings accounts for their children and teaching them how to budget and save. Understandably so, theyre asking themselves if social security will of retirees. As a result of these conto practicality. As banking professionals, it is our responsibility to provide the support and services needed to make our clients feel secure and help members of the local commuit all begins with customer service. It sounds simple, but many large banks arent designed to accommodate customers in this manner. As many consumers hunker down and revert back to traditional values (e.g., putting family and friends ahead of material wealth, saving for the future, spending frugally), where: Customers are known by name and made to feel welcome as soon as they come in the door. ests from the household checking account to business interests to trust and estate planning will be as important to the bank as they are to the family. comfort in specially tailored senior products and services that meet their unique needs. Community is a priority, and helping solve its problems and plan for its future are an integral part of the banks overall philosophy. With so much uncertainty in the world, people want to know that someone cares. I take great pride in knowing that as community bankers, we are doing our part to create strong relationships based on trust and respect. Rosemary Maisenholder Vice president, Florida Bank of Commerces Winter Park branch LouisRoney HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)WHO ISRONEY > ChrisJepson Have an opinion?Send your thoughts (400 words or less) to Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson at editor@observernewspapers.comGetting away with murder A no-good do-gooder(original short story)I said of Casey Anthony, Shes not very smart, yet she got away with murder. Casey Anthony is soon free not because shes particularly smart, or even innocent, but because she couldnt be proven guilty. And this upsets folks. This is somewhat humorous to me. Justice is incidental to life. It is. We try to make sure justice is a societal value, but like everything else in modern life, against large numbers of people, crimes that affect society-at-large, more egregious than the rare crime of an infantile mother murdering her child. That may not sit well with some, but thats my take on what it is we as a society should get former CEO of Countrywide, Angelo Mozilo, for corruption or fraud or just general crimes against humanity. If I were emperor, I would ask he be hanged if guilty. He and all the other corporate leaders who participated in business practices antithetical to the nations greater good. I would see them swing and say, good riddance to bad trash. Were in the worst economic downrate malfeasance, yet no one responsible swings from the yardarms. Is that a (government) and our justice system are both tucked, so comfortably, in the back pocket thank you very much of corporate special interests. It encircles, too, our nations highest court. I dont fault corporations for wanting their own sweet way. If I were a cormy wealth by inserting special clauses decree, hell, Id do it in a nanosecond. If that were my value system and, oh, Id patriotically wrap it all up nicely in the You know, Whats good for General Motors is Jobs! The American public plays its part nicely, too. While being repeatedly marginalized by special interests, we collectively sigh, assume the position, and say, please, could you do that just one more Witness Floridas last gubernatorial election. We elected either a complete boob who did not know how his corporation was complicit. Put that to a jury. So Casey Anthony murdering Caylee, while undeniably tragic, doesnt especially trip my button when she walks. I wrote in my chapbook on Sept. 12, 2009: All it was, was that Casey couldnt be bothered and the little darlings death was an accident, dont-cha see. She wanted to go out and parteee and sometimes its hard to get a baby sitter and all, and, well, you know, imagine the rest. We do. We instinctively feel how it was sadly resolved. Americas recent economic crimes are no accident. And to the degree that ethics) and corporate malfeasance contributed to our nations economic setbacks, well, when those are vigorously investigated and prosecuted, Ill have a different take on Americas justice system. Who is it that is getting away with murder in America? And who is it that isnt particularly smart? Hmmm? Good and hard is how H.L. Mencken said we Americans deserve it. Ya think? Perennial Boy Scout Jasper Krafts conversation made me think, My God, this Even as a Scout, I never spouted Jaspers brand of goody-goody b.s. Jasper had moved near me on Central Park West, and I shuddered at the idea of having to listen even more often to his self-justifying prattle. I didnt want to get snookered into vying with him as to who was the better man. told me he was a CPA in a big accountHis wife, Leona, was a child psychologist with children from a previous marriage. Jasper said, My new family comes before everything else in life. He passionately accepted responsibility for raising another guys kids. Professionally, he claimed that his acpathetic to such talk. My own career has Im enough of a Boy Scout to answer a cry for help thats practicable. I told Jasper I was getting my income IRS. Jasper announced elatedly that he was going to help me by taking over my tis. After work, Jasper dropped by, and computer. Im rebuilding your system evI felt a strong need to repay Jasper somehow. I suggested giving a few singing lessons to Leonas 14-year-old daughter gratis. The kid, Ursula, picked a lesson time and then didnt show. Jasper blurted out that his coming to my place was irking his wife because I laid a Cs in Jaspers hand, and said, Jasper, let me pay you and get this Jasper protested the money while pocketing it. Fred Franklin, CEO of a prominent me to dinner with his partners and their wives at the Metropolitan Club on Fifth Avenue. Suddenly one of my do-gooder Boy Scout ideas popped into my stupid head. I called Fred and asked if I could bring Jasper and wife along. Fred paused, then laughingly said, Of course of course. Jasper was happy as a puppy when he heard this. Later he called back to say his wife had something more important to do that evening. OK, I said. Come alone. He said, Its a date. The day arrived, and 10 minutes before we were leaving, Jasper phoned to say he decided to replace Leona with her 14-year old daughter, Ursula, as his dinner partner. Hold on Jasper said. A minute later he stammered, Leona is so furious about your treatment of her daughter, Jasper abandoned me with my computer. Im living proof of Oscar Wildes old ished. Do they award merit badges for being an ass? Right now, Im sewing a scarlet A on my sweater. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGELETTERS | Editorial Cartoons King Features Weekly ServiceJune 27, 2011 Jepson is a 24-year resident of Florida. Hes scally conservative, socially liberal, likes art and embraces diversity of opinion. Reach him at Jepson@MEDIAmerica.USWHO ISJEPSON >


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