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
Publication Date: 06-28-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Winter Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Maitland (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Winter Park
United States -- Florida -- Orange -- Maitland
Coordinates: 28.596111 x -81.346667 ( Place of Publication )
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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Entwined on Fairbanks Avenue is nothing like the East India Ice Cream Co., and yet maybe its entirely like it. Page 10 Clyde Moore Lifestyles The Flour Shop in Winter Park celebrates its rst anniversary on Wednesday, July 4, with a surprise. Page 8 Restaurant review I loved everything about mi Tomatina, including the dcor, the service, the menu choices and the food. Page 2 Calendar Baldwin Park hosts reworks on July 1, while Winter Park hosts its bicycle parade and celebration on July 4. Page 6 CALL US TODAY FOR A COPY OF Your Guide to Social Security Bob@aSafeHarbor.com | ASafeHarbor.com(407) 644-6646 Learn more visit www.ss.vip2site.com When faced with stormy nancial waters, seek... Call us today for your guide to Social Security!404-644-6646 or visit www.ss.vip2site.com 451 Maitland Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701NEW Dermatology Ofce!407-599-SKIN (7546)*Waive co-payment up to $25 No referral needed Accepting all insurances Dr. John Cottam Dr. Ross Wheeler Winter Park and Baldwin Park saw about $30 million in new growth in 2011, and Mait land may not be too far behind. Winter Park added $1.6 mil lion in commercial development and $19.7 million in residential development to its 2011-2012 tax roll, and Baldwin Park added $10 million in residential develop ment, according to the Best Esti mate released by Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan on June 4. Although Maitland didnt add new developments, Donegan, a Maitland resident, said he sees a bright future for his hometown. Theyre sitting in the best possible posture because some of the most desirable property has nothing on it, Donegan said. It will go from nothing to some thing. PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER A home rises on Palmer Avenue in Winter Park. Property Appraiser Bill Donegan estimates that the city added $19.7 million in residential development in 2011. Please see VALUES on page 3 Cities add $30M to 2012 tax rolls Winter Park and Baldwin Park added mostly residential projects while Maitland is poised to redevelop most desirable property LAUREN STORCH Observer Staff For more information on the Best Estimate released by Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan, visit ocpa.org Council wrap-up The Maitland City Council met Monday to hear updates on several projects the city is working on in the coming months. From a heated debate amongst the public over where to put the proposed police boathouse and National Historic Landmark sta tus for the Maitland Art Center to deciding which citizens will head talks in upcoming Police & Fire Pension Trust Fund Board meet ings, Council members set the stage to move forward. Boathouse debate continues Police Chief Doug Ball insists the Maitland Police Department doesnt care where its proposed po lice boathouse goes, just that it goes somewhere. The same cant be said for some Maitland residents who showed up to the June 25 meeting and shoreline access. At the previous City Council meeting, Public Works Director Rick Lemke presented an alterna tive site to the original one signed Please see COUNCIL on page 3 SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Winter Park now has a mon ument to Americas most cel ebrated civil rights leader, and its name, for now, is Lake Island Park. The City Commission voted Monday to rename one of the citys largest parks as Dr. Mar tin Luther King Jr. Park in honor of the assassinated civil rights champion who fought for equal rights for minorities and the working class. But encounters Mayor Ken Bradley had with bigots left him appalled by some who had injected their voice into the process. I have been amazed and ap palled by this process, Bradley said. There have been citizens who have said things to me that I would expect to hear if I were a mayor in the 1950s. The parks ties with the citys historically black west side com munity go back to the 1950s and beyond, when the land upon which Lake Island Park stands was a predominately black neigh borhood. The city purchased the area to make it a park. A decade later, King was marching for the rights of black sanitation work ers but became a martyr when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. Bradley said he didnt appre ciate some comments that hear kened back to pre-civil rights movement-era sentiments. Those emails and exchanges werent just matter of fact racial tirades, Bradley said, pointing to coy subliminal racism, which he said was even worse than were it plainly spoken. Such coded lan guage attempted to exploit the gray area between racism and genuine concerns, he suggested. When its being code named, I think thats just appalling, Bradley said. Perils in the process Regardless of some negative reaction to the renaming, the re ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE OBSERVER The Orlando Hurling Club plays a game last year at Lake Island Park, which will be renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in honor of the assassinated civl rights leader. Please see COMMISSION on page 2 City honors a hero Winter Park votes unanimously to rename Lake Island Park after Martin Luther King Jr. ISAAC BABCOCK Observer Staff


Page 2 Its always a good sign when you are seated in a new restaurant and you recog nize the chef from another restaurant seated at the table next to you. Such was my introduction to the charming-in-every-way mi Tomatina on Winter Parks West New England Avenue Restaurant Row. I loved everything about this restaurant including the dcor, the service, the menu choices and the food, and I also appreciated that mi Tomatina is one of a handful of restaurants serving a special menu item (now through Labor Day) in support of the James Beard Foundation. More on that in a mo ment. One is im mediately struck upon entering the restaurant with the large paintings inspired by the Spanish artist Joan Mir. Born in 1893, Mir created a form of accessible abstract art based on primary colors and simple shapes, restaurants beautiful dcor, lending itself to every kind of dining from intimately romantic to large party celebrations. And speaking of celebrations, mi Toma tina is named after that wild and crazy tomato festival held annually in Buol, Spain, on the last Wednesday in August. The event only slightly safer than the running of the bulls sees thousands of for what is basically a huge tomato food Rest assured, however, no tomatoes are thrown in this distinctly Europeanings that are presented in more generous I started with the Pan Con Tomate (bread with tomato sauce), which is special here because the bread is perfect and the to Jose Baranenkos subtle, elegant spicing. gazpacho, which is normally a chunky, cold tomato soup, but is elevated here to a creamed tomato soup. The soup winner, however, is the creamed zucchini and goat cheese soup (suggested to me by the chef sitting at the next table). Its called Crema de Calabacin, and it is sublime. Then from a wonderfully diverse menu I ordered three (yes, three) of the tapas entrees, and the wonderful news, dear readers, is that I honestly cannot tell you which one is best. The food here is luxurious. Well begin with Piquillos Rel potatoes in a cheese and pepper sauce. Ive already mentioned the subtle and now I will say magical spicing of Chef spices for a pepper dish are prominent, but those of Chef Jose are so wonderfully subtle that you become aware of them as you are eating. His spicing has legs in the and each bite is revelatory. In short take your time to fully enjoy this very special cuisine. Spanish chefs are known for cooking oxtail all day long, and I can only imag ine what Chef Jose has done to create his oxtail presentation. This oh-so-tender dish looks like mashed potatoes but surprise, is a potato mousse, created with a Sherry reduction. Amazing. I then turned to the Pan Roast Duck, which is the menu item chosen by the illustrious James Beard Foundation as the tion. Please understand that to place any the Foundation takes talent (and nerves of steel), so it is no surprise that the duck was both incredibly tasty but was also the most tender duck Id ever eaten. In addition, there is a surprise taste, which is an inte taste for yourself, because I cannot allow myself to spoil the surprise. And when you order the duck, please know that you are supporting the scholarship fund of the Beard Foundation. So there you have it another mustvisit restaurant here in Winter Park, which comes more than highly recommended and which comes with the thanks of many for ports aspiring culinary students. If youve read this far, mi Tomatina the month of July when you mention the Observer and tell them Josh sent me. (407) 514-0087 3.05% Certain restrictions apply. Rates may vary depending on deposit amount. We broker CDs for FDIC insured banks. 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During that questioning he discovered that the sur vey was open to all attendees, including non-residents. So it could have been the Johnson ed]? Leary asked. He said that most recently more sur veys were in favor of Shady Park than for Lake Island Park. I still think the correct place is Shady Park, Leary said. The Martin Luther King celebration is held in Shady Park. In total, City Manager Randy Knight said 275 votes were cast for Lake Island Park to be renamed, and 157 were cast for Shady Park. Uniting a community At Mondays meeting, Commissioner Carolyn Cooper said she still believed that the city should concentrate on nam ing landmarks after local residents who have impacted the community. The mayor said that the city should work toward unanimity in the deci sion, to set a precedent for cooperation throughout the city. If we cant be in unanimity, I dont know how the community can be in unanimity, Bradley said. In the end the Commission voted 5-0 to rename Lake Island Park after the fall en civil rights leader, which Bradley said the city should use as an example for all residents. This is a beginning point, not an end point, Bradley said. This needs to be far more endemic in how we discuss is sues in our community, things that could be volatile. Carolyn Fennell, who led the task force for the renaming process, agreed, saying the renaming has a larger pur pose for the city and for civil rights in general. Its about naming a park for some one whos not just for the west side, Fennell said. Its about a global symbol that the city of Winter Park can stand for. Its about integrity. Its that we can stand up and we can get along. COMMISSION | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE From the Corner Table mi Tomatina, at 433 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park, is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Saturday and Sunday brunches offer $3 mimosas, and live Flamenco music is offered several nights a week. Call 321-9724881 or visit www. mitomatina.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF MI TOMATINA Scallops on green sauce and oxtail with potato foam are just two of the specialty dishes served tapas-style at mi Tomatina on New England Avenue in Winter Park. mi Tomatina inspires palate JOSH GARRICK Observer Staff


Page 3 rf Strong Capital PositionContinued ProfitabilityOffering a full range of consumer and commercial loan productsWinter Park Branch Manager Lillian Yingling Commercial Lending Officer Thomas Ter Beek Sanford Branch Manager Geeta RampartabWinter Park Branch 407.645.1201Fax 407.645.1501 1500 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789Sanford Branch 407.302.4700Fax 407.302.4704 420 W 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 www.centerstatebank.com CSB-LakeMaryMagAd:Layout 1 5/30/12 3:55 PM Page 1 VALUES | Even though projects were added to the tax roll, overall property values dipped yet another year C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE That nothing is the proposed fourblock redevelopment of the downtown core. The city is reviewing several develop ers proposals for the area. Despite the addition of new develop ments in Winter Park, the citys total tax able value didnt inch up. Winter Park saw a 0.23 percent decrease compared with 2011s Best Estimate. Maitland saw a 2.51 percent decrease and Eatonvilles values declined more than 5 percent. Donegan said the lack of new construction value, the nual deprecation of buildings contributed to the decreases. Orlando, which includes Baldwin Park, saw a slight uptick of 0.47 percent, thanks in part to the budding medical city in Lake Nona. Orange County as a whole remained in property value. Further declining values leave Winter Park and Maitland with two options: raise the tax rates or continue to cut budgets. With both the mayors of Maitland and Win ter Park against raising property taxes, its likely theyll be choosing the latter option. Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker cal year 2013. How much the cities will collect in property taxes will be decided after they go through the budget and gather information on revenues, Schieferdecker said. Were not going to try and raise taxes, but thats my opinion, and Im only one vote out of In Maitland, the tax rate has remained Schieferdecker hopes will continue. Includ ing downtown, there are a lot of develop ments in the area be ing proposed, but they wont be in the tax roles for a couple of years. These changes in taxes means its tough er for our cities to pro vide the things that citizens need, Schief erdecker said. Were asking all of our de partments to reduce their budgets. Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley is tak ing a similar stance on the issue, but be My initial reaction is it appears we probably have reached the bottom of the economic downturn, and I would say this is actually very, very good news, Bradley said. The Winter Park brand has fared much better than the rest of the region. Bradley plans to continue to be cautious with the city budget. Were just going to have to continue to do more with a little less, which weve done quite well in the past. While both cities will have to keep a close eye on their budgets, they can look forward to a rebound in the real estate mar ket. Stephen Baker, chairman of the board of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association, said hes seen recent growth and expects it to continue. Im not surprised to see new construc tion making somewhat of a comeback be cause we have such a low resale inventory right now, Baker said. Because of that low inventory, that makes it more appeal ing to start building again it creates more of a demand. That demand will carry into new con struction, and Baker also believes home owners who were previously holding out will begin to put their homes back on the market. With the resale market beginning to stabilize, Baker predicts the market will I dont expect to see the overwhelm ing market that we saw in 2004, but this is a steady market that were looking at right now, Baker said. at the end of Live Oak Street, took a sliver of city property currently for the site, instead of the shore line at Ft. Maitland Park. Neither site is perfect by a long shot were just trying to Lemke said. Paddle boarders and kayakers who utilize the shore of Ft. Mait land Park were pleased with the Live Oak solution, but residents from the Moorings on Lake Mai tland condominiums located in between the park and Live Oak ervation of their lake views that they said would be blocked by an enclosed boathouse at Live Oak. Muriel Owens, president of the Moorings Masters Association, said the boathouse would impact views from at least 40 units of the building, and urged the city to look for other options. Councilman Phil Bonus said in the end the city will need to make its decision trying to balance the greatest amount of good and least amount of harm to all Maitland residents. Im in favor of a boathouse, Bonus said. I start with that premise, then start to balance the harm. Councilwoman Linda Frosch said the biggest factor in the dis cussion, which will continue in upcoming meetings as both loca tions are further vetted by the city, is that of public safety. She said the response time of the police department would drastically im prove with boathouse storage. Landmarking the MAC Frosch nominated herself to serve as a liaison from the City Council to aid those from the citys Leisure Services Depart ment and Art & History Muse ums Maitland as they research the process of securing National Historic Landmark status for the Maitland Art Center. Id like to take this on to do what I can to help, Frosch said. This is a very big deal. Leisure Services Director Chuck Jordan, along with the leadership of A&H and repre sentatives from the Friends of the Maitland Art Center, are research ing costs and time commitments necessary to apply for the distinc tion. We need to continue to go for ward with this, Mayor Howard Schieferdecker said. He asked for an update period on the process to be included at all upcoming Council meetings. Change in ordinance, not citizens on Board After concerns arose over a pos the City Council and the Police & Fire Pension Trust Fund Board, the Council decided to draft a change of ordinance to replace the The mayor, who currently serves as chairman of the board, saw his term on the board expire on April 24. He will remain on the board until a replacement is found. The two citizen seats on the board were also up for reappoint ment, as David OConnor and Phillip Senderowitzs terms ex pire June 28. While Councilman Ivan Valdes and Schieferdecker both called for new blood to join the board, votes by the three re maining Council members to re instate OConnor and Senderow itz secured their seats for another four years. COUNCIL | Councilwoman will serve as liaison while city and its partner seek historic status for Art Center C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE


Page 4 Name: Magnolia Hayes Goodowens Works as: a freelance lm hound Breed: Vizsla Age: 18 weeks exactly on Friday the 22nd. Most LUVed toy: Blue Octopus we named Nyotch which is Hungarian for Octopus, but she pulled off one of the eyes, so my son calls it Eye-ouch Best customer service trait: She is distractingly pretty, so she puts everyone in a good mood, even if they walk into the ofce super intense. Customers LUV that: She sleeps all day so we can have her around without her being allconsuming. Naughtiest moment: Lets just say that we learned that peanut butter treats give her gas no more peanut butter treats!! WHOA! Favorite accomplice: At home she loves her cat BOAZ. Im not sure its reciprocated... but shes campaigning hard. Most LUVed food: Peanut butter treats! Hahahahahaha. Obsessions: BOAZ her cat and sleeping (I have about 30 pictures of her passed out!) Most LUVed pastimes: Cuddling. Hates that: Tropical Storm Debby has cramped her style. She does not like to go out in the rain. Other interesting traits: Vizslas are called the Velcro breed. She likes to be in the room, wherever and whatever, as long as shes not alone. Shes the most content if shes included in whatever it is youve got going on. She is the sweetest creature I have ever known. Business Briefs Name: Bella Pappas Works at: The Pappas Group of Baldwin Park (CPAs and attorneys) Breed: Havanese Age: 4 1/2 years Most LUVed toy: stuffed monkey Best customer service trait: Happily greets all clients and friends of the rm Customers LUV that: Bella is always happy to see them! Naughtiest moment: Bella, very quietly, ate the Mardi Gras chicken wings bones from Daddys ofce garbage can. Favorite accomplice: Daddy, because I get whatever I want when he is around! Most LUVed food: Mojo Chicken from the Publix Deli Obsessions: anything from someones plate Most LUVed pastimes: Napping under her daddys desk, running laps around the conference room table Hates that: the staff is working and not paying her attention Other interesting traits: she barks at people with umbrellas Dogs were hard at work June 22 Observer readers sent bios of their furry employees in honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day Community Bulletin Students from Winter Park honored Riley Hawkins graduated with a bache lors degree in international political eco nomics from Colorado College. Hawkins is the son of Bruce and Wendy Hawkins of Winter Park. Andrew McCorkle of Winter Park graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego May 27. McCorkle earned a bachelors degree in marketing. Ryan Hamner of Maitland was named to the Deans List at University of Rhode Island. Ryan Healey, a resident of Winter Park, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Presidents List for spring se mester 2012. New executive director takes over for Hickley After 29 years of excellent service to the community, Lynda Hickley has retired as executive director of the Winter Park Housing Authority. The new executive director is Patricia Patsy Rice, who has spent more than 14 years as a senior ad ministrator with the Orlando Housing Au thority. She holds a master of public policy degree from the University of Maryland, where she participated in the HUD Mas ters program in 2001. Ms. Rice was also recently appointed to the City of Orlandos Affordable Housing Commission. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Leadership Winter Park presented its annu al Community Leader Award to Pitt Warner, broker at Winter Park Land Company, dur ing the Leadership Winter Park Graduation Celebration Luncheon held May 17 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center. The award is presented annually to a member of the Leadership Winter Park Alumni Association for exemplifying leadership qualities and an outstanding commitment to the well-being of the Winter Park community. International law rm Greenberg Traurig P.A. announced that 10 attorneys in the Orlando ofce will be listed in the 2012 edi tion of Florida Super Lawyers: Warren S. Bloom, Bonds/Government Finance; Orlan do L. Evora, Real Estate; Russell P. Hintze, Tax; Michael A. Hornreich, Construction Litigation; Julie P. Kendig-Schrader, Envi ronmental; Joel D. Maser, Tax; I. William Spivey, II, Business Litigation; Michael J. Sullivan, Real Estate and Jan E. Wilson, Bonds/Government Finance. Bright House Sports Network (BHSN) has signed an agreement with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to be come the Ofcial Television Partner of the Florida High School Athletic Association. Under the agreement, Bright House Sports Network will produce and distribute all FH SAA state quarternals, seminals and nal series games for the next three years. Earlier this month, the Orlando Philhar monic Orchestra received a $14,380 grant from Walt Disney World Resorts Helping Kids Shine initiative in support of Sym phonic Stories!, a new four-week residency program that will give urban second-grad ers the music and literacy skills needed to bring a written story to life through live per formance. Attorney Jonathan P. Huels with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Christian Service Center. NAI Realvest recently completed an ofce lease agreement for 7,560 square feet in Florida Central Commerce Park off State Road 434 in Longwood. The new tenant is The Green Savers LLC, which relocated from Semoran Boulevard in Casselberry. Full Sail Universitys research arm has completed the development of the immer sive game-based learning experiences that students receive aboard Ambition, the new theatrically outtted aircraft carrier that was recently commissioned at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola. Fisher & Phillips LLP Managing Partner Jeffrey E. Mandel and Partner David V. Kornreich are featured in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business 2012. Winter Park resident places third at surng championship Fifteen-year-old Winter Park resident Fisher Grant placed third in the USA Surng Championships in the Stand-Up paddleboard/ surf division, fth in the junior longboard division and sixth in the National Highschool Championships. He continues more com petition this week in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was outtted with a SUP board from East Coast Paddle in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, visit www.supthemag.com/photos Orlando Cub Scouts tour radio station On Saturday, April 14, the Cub Scout Pack 999 of Orlando took a tour of the 91.5 WPRK FM studios, led by WPRK Public Relations Coordinator Lauren Silvestri. The tour made the scouts eligible for their communications badge, as they learned about what goes into running a radio station and how they broad cast. The scouts even got a chance to be on air with DJ White Lightning! Eagle Scouts from same troop recognized by commissioner District 2 Orange County Commissioner Frederick C. Brummer and the Board of County Commissioners recognized eight Eagle Scouts from the same Eaton ville Scout Troop on June 19. The scouts, James Ryan Charleston, Justin Anthony Edge, Evan Douglas Lewis, Calvin Long II, Kerrington Xavier Munson, Bradley Al exander Porter, Duane Stack and Langston Hughes Tarver, are from Boy Scout Troop 603 Macedonia Mis sionary Baptist Church.


Page 5 Safety is the state of being safe, the condition of being many] other types or consequenc es of failure, damage or any other event that could be considered non-desirable. Safety can also be nized hazards to achieve an ac ceptable level of risk. So says the website Wikipedia. When it comes to the concern for public health, safety and wel fare, some things change little from year to year. Such is the case in the matter of the publics view of and desire for consumer look at things and the things you look at change, is an assertion made by Dr. Wayne Dyer, and one that if applied to the publics ing and improving the publics health, safety and welfare when it Because of this, it is necessary to repeat certain information and cautions to the public at large. many years have been united in their opposition to the general publics access to and use of con in many states. how they feel regarding consum to New Years and July 4 celebra tions, to name just two events, the intended). And whats changed in all these years? As a brief answer, not much. In Florida we have no such works, and yet each year people and property are harmed by the purchased out of state and trans ported back to Florida. To better understand why this is the case, one needs to know what consum Loosely described, consumer vice that goes boom, bang, and/or leaves the ground follow ing ignition or explosion. In 2008 and 2009, articles presented by the Florida Fire Marshals and In spectors Association (FFMIA), the (SFMO) and untold others invited readers to acquire a better under and potentially debilitating activ ity. It was recommended that the public consider the position and data amassed by the premiere life safety organization in the U.S., the National Fire Protection As sociation (NFPA) of Batterymarch Park, Mass. That national organization publishes data on this and all fac the nation. (See its 2010 report in box.) For other information about MOs website and download the consumer safety brochure. In that report, it notes that in juries were treated in U.S. hos pital emergency rooms, which represents an increasing trend since 1996, except for two years of spikes and one year of a de crease. In that same year of 2008, there were an estimated 22,500 re resulting in one civilian death and 40 civilian injuries, and represent ed $42 million in direct property damage. The plain and simple truth is gerous! The public education di vision of NFPA reports compara tive information relative to the risk of injury in very understand able terms: Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, wood burns at 575 degrees and glass melts at 900 works legally permitted in this state are sparklers, and they burn at 1,200 degrees. The highest rates of injuries per million were for teens be tween the ages of 15 and 19 and young children ages 5 to 9. The report continued by pointing out be the riskiest consumer products Florida law makes it un partnership or corporation to of fer for sale, expose for sale, sell at works, less certain exemptions that include sparklers. (s.791.02) Lets make this year 100 per cent injury free. If you enjoy mercially presented and licensed show. But dont do them in your neighborhood, where injury and property damage to friends, neighbors and loved ones can oc cur. For information or questions about this important matter, ment or Maitland Fire Depart ment at 407-539-0774. Bart Wright, CFPS Assistant Chief/Administration Maitland Fire Rescue Department City Council Meeting of June 25 The Maitland City Council met on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. Consent: and Advisory Board Minutes. Purchases and contracts approved: terprises for $27,849 for improve ments to the gravity sewer system on Lake Lucien Drive from ACF Standby System for the amount of $45,175 to replace the generator located at Water Plant No. 4 mental Development, LLC in the amount of $98,520 to construct the Lake Eulalia Water Quality Improvements Niple in the amount of $33,200 to conduct a feasibility study as phase I of engineering services for the Grove Street Stormwater Improvements Decision: David OConnor and Phillip Senderowitz were reappointed to Pension Trust Fund Board. To listen to a recording of the meeting, visit itsmymaitland.com June 25 City Commission meeting highlights There was a City Commission meeting June 25. Below are a few highlights of decisions made: Mayors Report Duba was recognized for his 35 years of devoted service and wished well as he begins his re tirement. Thursday, July 5, was proclaimed Jim Duba Day in Win ter Park in celebration of his ser vice to the community. & Recreation Month. Consent Agenda June 11 were approved with an amendment to the May 14 min utes. bids were approved (a complete list can be found at cityofwinter park.org > Government > City Commission > Agenda Packets). Place Homeowners Association to install new 8-foot vinyl fencing across the rear of the properties was approved. Action items requiring discussion ity Advisory Board by combining the Keep Winter Park Beautiful Board and the Environmental Re view Board was approved with an ordinance to follow at the next meeting. proved to be named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in honor of his memory and accomplish ments. erns City Commission written communication was discussed and no action was taken. Public Hearings ordinance to vacate a 3-foot elec tric utility distribution easement located at 1302 W. Fairbanks Ave. for the new McDonalds Restau rant was approved. proval request of Vision Devel opment and Management, LLC, to develop up to a two-story, 12,000-square-foot building with a new branch bank location as a redevelopment of the property at 957 W. Fairbanks Ave. was ap proved. A full copy of the June 25 City Commission minutes will be available at cityofwinterpark.org the week of July 9, pending ap proval by the City Commission. City Hall closed Please note that City Hall will be closed and yard trash services will not be provided Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Indepen open at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 5. The city of Winter Park wishes everyone a safe and happy Inde pendence Day. Olde Fashioned 4th of July! The city of Winter Park will present their 17th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Central Park. Mayor Ken Bradley will lead a special presentation at 9:15 a.m. from the main stage, which will include a tribute to the city of Winter Parks 125th anniversary. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with fam ily and friends to enjoy this Win ter Park tradition. The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music per formed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, Or lando Cloggers, Rockin Roadster Road Show and much more! Chil drens activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well Free hot dogs, watermelon and water will available for all to en joy, while supplies last. Chips and other snacks will also be available for purchase. Families and friends can stroll along Park Avenue and Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of shops and eateries. In addition, The Charles Hos mer Morse Museum of Ameri can Art will present their Inde pendence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the worlds most comprehensive col lection of work by American artist vide free admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information regard ing the 17th annual Olde Fash ioned 4th of July Celebration, please call 407-599-3463. Winter Park Country Club Golf Camp If you are a golfer 6 to 18 years of age, the Winter Park Country Club, located at 761 Old England beginning Monday, July 16, week ly thru Monday, Aug. 13. Golfers will learn the proper techniques for chipping, putting, full swing, golf etiquette, USGA rules and course play. For more informa tion, please call 407-599-3339 or visit www.winterparkcountry club.com Visit the citys ofcial website at cityofwinterpark.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on Vimeo. Maitland City Talk BY HOWARD SCHIEFERDECKER MAYOR Why so much concern about reworks? Winter Park City Talk BY RANDY KNIGHT CITY MANAGER To learn more about safety, visit http://www.nfpa.org/assets/les/PDF/ FireworksExecSum.pdf http://www.myoridacfo.com/ sfm/pdf/Fireworks_Enforcement_ Guide_2004_brochure.pdf Turn to Page 6 for a list of reworks events in the area


Page 6 JUNE 29 RMayFlowers Productions in associa tion with Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park present Stop Kiss by Diana Son. Stop Kiss is a drama revolving around the question, What do you want? Show times are scheduled for Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m. and Monday, July 2, at 8 p.m. The Breakthrough The atre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. Reservations can be made at 407-9204034. JULY Music at the Casa is a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, fea turing live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. Upcoming performances are July 1 with Alborea Dances Flamenco, July 8 with Shannon Caine, July 15 featuring Chris tine MacPhail Solo Harp, July 22 with The Olde Noyse Chamber Music and July 29 featuring Catherine Way Solo Harp. Visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3. JULY 2 Subscriptions to the Bach Festival Soci ety of Winter Parks 2012 Season go on sale Monday, July 2. Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 13. For more in formation, visit BachFestivalFlorida.org JULY 3 Ballroom dance lessons for beginners and intermediates will be given for eight weeks every Tuesday beginning on July 3. Classes are at Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., from 7-8:30 p.m. and 8:45-9:45 p.m. The cost is $80 per person. Please arrive 30 minutes early to the rst class in order to register. Visit kwpb.org/dance or call 407599-3364. The Tarower Chapter of the Florida Na tive Plant Society will meet on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Dr. Pat Ashton, bota nist from the Ashton Biological Preserve, will present an outstanding program called Humans and Gopher Tortoises can Forage Together. The meeting is free. Come early and enjoy refreshments and visiting with other native plant enthusi asts. JULY 4 There will be no yard waste or recycling collection service in Winter Park, Mait land or unincorporated Orange County on Wednesday, July 4. If Wednesday is your yard waste and/or recycling collec tion day, it will be collected on the next Wednesday. JULY 5 The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Flori da will host free womens safety aware ness classes for interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. The classes will be offered Thursday, July 5, and Thursday, July 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the WPPD, 500 N. Virginia Ave. Ages 14 and older are welcome. The class is lim ited to the rst 25 women who sign up. Call Ofcer Kaitlin Gonzalez at 321-3035884 or kgonzalez@cityofwinterpark.org JULY 6 Baldwin Parks First Friday Festival & Art Stroll will be from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, July 6, along New Broad Street in the Village Center. Presented by the Baldwin Park Merchants Association and The Arts Hub Florida, this family-friendly event is free. This event will feature lo cal businesses and some of the regions emerging and accomplished local artists of all mediums from the Central Florida community creating their works live with original art for sale. There will also be live music. JULY 8 An afternoon of English music starring Theresa Leigh and Danielle Kristen Smith accompanied by Ms. Kathy Slage will be held at 3 p.m. at the Winter Park Presby terian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Ave., on Sunday, July 8. Visit theresaleighsoprano. com Visit www.wpmobserver.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com Find I LUV Winter Park merchandise and local art at ILUVParkAvenue.com407-539-3977 Calendar JULY 3 Come celebrate the city of Altamonte Springs 17th annual Independence Day for Red Hot & Boom The event will be 4-11 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park on Tuesday, July 3. The event features live entertainment brought to you by XL106.7 Radio, childrens activities, vendor booths, food, drink and a 25-minute reworks display. Fireworks will begin at about 9:30 p.m. JULY 4 Come to the 21st annual Hunter Vision July 4th Watermelon 5k Run/Walk at Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. Funds raised from the event will support the Track Shack Founda tion. In addition to the run, there will be a watermelon-eating competition at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit trackshack.com The Tow to Go program, available from July 4-7, safely removes impaired drivers from the roads during holiday weekends. This program is free and open to both AAA members and non-members and is 100 per cent condential. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP for assistance and a AAA tow truck will take the vehicle and driver home safely. JULY 7 Orlando-area vegetarians and animal ad vocates will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at the Animal Rights Foundation of Floridas 13th annual Independence for the Animals potluck picnic The event is Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive. The cost is a $3 do nation and we ask that you bring a vegan dish to share. Attendees are asked to RSVP to ArffCentralFL@arff.org or 407-968-2400. This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater Held Over! MOONRISE KINGDOM Fri Sun 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon 6:30, 9:15 Tues Thurs 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Back by Popular Demand! BATTLE ROYALE Fri & Sat Midnight Wednesday Night Pitcher Show JAWS 8:00 or Sunset On the lawn at Eden Bar FREE F O U R T H O F J U L Y C A L E N D A R Independence Day Bash Come out to Baldwin Parks Independence Day Bash from 6-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, in the Village Center. Join your neighbors and friends for arts and crafts and food vendors, and musical en tertainment by Room 2 and the Orlando School of Music. Get glow sticks for the kids at the Rotary Club of Baldwin Parks booth, and then enjoy re works over Lake Baldwin at 9 p.m. Baldwin Park resident and WESH 2 meteorologist Jason Brewer will be the master of ceremonies. Old Fashioned 4th of July The city of Winter Park will pres ent their annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Cen tral Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Winter Park on Wednesday, July 4. The cel ebration will feature live patri otic music, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. Childrens activ ities will include the annual bi cycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park. Call 407599-3463 for more information. Morses Independence Day Open House The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present their Independence Day Open House on July 4. The museum, which is home to the worlds most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide free admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pictured is Edward Lamson Henrys 1864 oil painting :45 A.M. Accommodation, which is newly displayed in the Morse Museums updated gallery of American paintings. Visit morsemuseum.org


Page 7 Lifestyles Fredlund Fine Arts Fredlund Fine Arts LLC 1143 Orange Avenue, Winter Park 407-622-0102 fredlundgallery.com Mon-Fri: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Parking in rear off MinnesotaFredlund Fine Arts LLC is galleries in Central Florida. Although we specialize in Florida Art, we carry a and animal art. We are a full service gallery offering original paintings, sculptures, prints and framing. Wednesday, July 18 6 to 9 p.m. Meet Peter Pettegrew DENNINGORANGE AVEMINNESOTA FAIRBANKS 1143 ORANGE AVE17-92 Fixed and secure payments for life with a payout rate often higher than that Immediate tax deduction Personal satisfaction that your generosity will impact students and faculty well into the future r rfntrtnbbrfn tb n f b bb rf ftf f t ff f f f bbf r*Tax deduction may vary according to your gift date and amount. Gift annuity rates are subject to change as interest rates vary and whether it is a oneor two-life gift annuity. At 5:03 p.m. on May 22, 1997, a Orlando Executive Airport with three prominent, longtime Winter Park residents on board. Pentax 6x7 camera, photographer Phil Eschbach leaned out the cop Orange Avenue in Winter Park. Restaurant on Park Avenue, pilot ing at his side. the roads below as people trav Day weekend. at 5:10 p.m., Eschbachs view be gan to change. All the sudden the helicopter was bouncing all around, then all the sudden I saw trees and branches all around, Eschbach said. licopter crinkled around him like a stepped-on tin can, and the blue sky above as he peered, destroyed helicopter. a tailspin and came to a crashing We missed the electric (pow er) lines by inches, a swimming pool by inches, a swing set just barely so many things were so lucky, Eschbach said. plummeted through a six-storytall oak tree and hit the ground, a gled window. Are you OK? he asked. Eschbach assumed it was the his seat by the rubble. I think so, he replied. the helicopter window wasnt the homes owner, but a neigh bor drawn out by the thunderous Pam, and two daughters were in cell phones, he had called to tell and was stunned when he arrived Whats going on? he asked where all the emergency vehicles were centered and needed to get home. here now. a sprint down the street. When he the helicopters seats littered the was now black and muddied I went out at night and it looked like a whale, just resting scent, came to rest next to a neigh was now sliced open. told me, it would have ended up the propeller. It would have had enough momentum to have gone in the house and landed in the the crashing copter into the tree to cushion the impact, and just one on the ground was injured. Whether it was skill or he was ley said. It was with even more luck that all three passengers in the he licopter survived the crash, Esch bach said. Its rare, Im told, that anyone survives a helicopter crash, he said, let alone all three. ous condition to nearby hospitals, while Eschbach was transported copter crashed down on it during impact. crash include the pale jagged scar camera that survived the crash dered it useless. people approached him about in that helicopter crash werent memory. It made a big splash because nothing like that ever happens in Winter Park. ter Park Police Department con only helicopter incident on record in the city. home where the copter crashed, said its something he and his years later. It was an experience, thats PHOTO COURTESY OF STUART CULLEY Winter Park rescue ofcials and neighbors survey the damage done to a backyard by a helicopter that crashed with three longtime Winter Park residents on board. They all survived. Luck on copters side in crash SARAH WILSON Observer Staff Visit wpmobserver.com or our Facebook page to share your memories of the crash on May 22, 1997. Read the original Orlando Sentinel story about the crash here: tinyurl.com/HelicoptercrashWP


Page 8 IN JUST 10 SATURDAYS Dental Assistant Open House August 25, 2012 Class Starts September 15, 2012 Rsvp at rsvp@mygodas.com 558 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, Florida Classic Iron Beds AND Designer Linens 407-982-4319www.ClassicIronBeds.comAll iron & brass beds are made in the USA and guaranteed for 2 generations Anniversary SaleIron Beds & Fine Linens 20% off thru June cake was the ugliest thing shed ever seen. ence and extensive practice, she is about to own bakery. ist. When she and her husband had no luck in the mortgage business, she took that innate creativity to a new level and decided it was her next career move. Well, I can bake. Park was born. Fiction when Will Ferrell didnt actually have a shop, Weeden said. grow. Weedens specialty is her creative ener and let her run wild with it. when you look at something and its a mural make it look like something its not. about them and wanted more. like, OK, we have to do this, Weeden said. cake pops on a daily basis. Weeden hopes to time at the shop. I came in not too long ago and got a cookie, and it was really good, she said. others in the area. ence. way 17-92. Posting signs outside has certainly helped. to come in and try a couple cupcakes, he said. sponse. time. We work very well together, she said. Although Weeden has no intentions in star ring on a reality baking show, customers tell ebration will rise to the occasion. PHOTO BY REBECCA MALES THE OBSERVER Janelle Weeden shows off some of her cupcake varieties. She also offers custom cakes, cookies and cake pops every day. Artist reveals baking side LAUREN STORCH Observer Staff The Flour Shop is located at 1480 Lee Road, in Winter Park. Call 321-5578427 or visit ourshop.net JUNE 29 At the Morse Museum families can enjoy a short lm, gallery tour and art activity on four Fridays this summer: June 29, July 13, July 27 and Aug. 3. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A $5 refundable deposit per child is requested. Call 407-645-5311, ext. 136. JULY 12 Enzians popcorn icks in Central Park is featuring The Great Muppet Caper from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. JULY 21 Come celebrate family fun days through the Maitland Art Center on se lect dates. On July 21, make a family tree at the A&Hs Maitland Historical Museum. On Aug. 18, learn about call ing cards, the social network of the past, at the A&Hs Waterhouse Resi dence Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the A&Hs Telephone Museum. JULY 22 Enzians annual KidFest Summer Movies series offers free weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends. The sunsational sched ule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, kicks off Sunday, July 22, and contin ues through Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, visit Enzian.org JULY 23 Create your own movie at KidFest Young Filmmakers summer camp! This two-week summer camp, July 23 and July 30Aug. 3, is located at Enzian Theater and open to children entering grades 5-8. No previous ex perience is required. Participants will learn about the history of lmmaking, and dive into the production of an in dependent lm. The graduation cer emony and world premiere will be at 11 a.m on Sunday, Aug. 5. Visit tinyurl. com/enzianlmcamp to register. The 55-year-old Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras has openings for their annual summer day camp Stringmania, a two-week program for string players ages 7 to 15, who are playing at a Suzuki book 2 level or higher. The program will be July 23 to Aug. 3 at the College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Drive. For more information, visit fsyo.org ONGOING The Art & History Museums Maitland and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the Rollins College campus take part in the Blue Star Museums program, in which active duty military and their families can enjoy free museum ad mission at more than 1,500 muse ums nationwide from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums At 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, the Mai tland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fth grade. Call 407-647-7700. There is still time to register for Win ter Park Day Nurserys Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program that will begin on Aug. 20. The VPK program is free to all children who will be age 4 before Sept. 1. Call 407647-0505 or visit winterparkdaynurs ery.org Send submissions to jandreasson@ turnstilemediagroup.com


Page 9 Whether you plan to stay close to home or enjoy the recently-re duced gas prices by getting in the always sends us summer being a little longer show. Ive pulled together a the picnic basket and go outside nounced. Where no time is listed, sundown. Cocoa: dependence Day is built around and Pops classics while view their community while saluting our great nation. With activities Coconut Grove: Peacock Park sets the stage as slides, rides, bounce houses and ber.com Jacksonville: to recorded (and appropriately to be so big that it will light up downtown.com Mexico Beach: its annual Best Blast on the Beach, the Best Blast on the Beach Fire or visit mexico-beach.com Mount Dora: begins early with a parade at 10 Orlando: landos theme-parks have special enhanced Fountain at Lake Eola. Mayor Buddy Dyer, who may fourth time. And this is the city with the most lando.net St. Petersburg: Beginning at band, music will play throughout on-hand to show you how to be a dance star in your own video. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. over The Florida Keys: checking your mile markers as in Key Largo at 10 p.m. around teens, parents and dogs highlight participating resorts may receive dents applies. Airport at MM 17 bayside on athon. A patriotic parade begins keysmarathon.com Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Youre never far from reworks Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society Jacquelyn Bletzacker Buca di Beppo Constant Contact Eat More Produce, LLC Edible Orlando Fiction Creative, LLC First Southern Bank Go Big Marketing Hunter Vision Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. Wayne Kalish mi TOMATINA, Paella Bar Mitchell's Fish Market Palmanos Caf & Wine Bar Protection One Rose Properties, Inc. Tom & Nancy Shutts SportsCare Institute, LLC Mark & Dorl Squires The Bohemian Baker The Gardens at DePugh Fringe Benefit Plans, Inc. Lawrence Hornsby, P.A. Thomas J. McMacken NCM Media Networks Peggy & Phillip B. Crosby YMCA Photosound of Orlando, Inc. Rosan G. Calabello, CPA, PA St. Richard's Episcopal Church Winter Park Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Central Florida Research Park Employment Technologies Corporation Florida Barter Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Rob Sharpstein Publix Super Markets #020 Winter Park Plastic Surgery Beattie Family Orthodontics Carlton Arms Apartments of Winter Park Sarah E. Arnold, PA Denotes Park Avenue Area Association membership


Page 10 Opinions Ive been told you must give any new living environment at own experiences. Living in any new location at home somewhere can be like peeling back doing so you start to learn, know and understand all you need and stories you keep discovering, always learning something new. Ive learned even more about it through two locals who seem to revel in those layers, appreciate them to share with others. Entwined is a new home dcor building that suits it. As the space was being renovated, previously a Pittsburgh Paint and Glass, it preserved green jelly glass ately named, as Im told there are ering and taking it all in, becom ing Entwined in all they see. As they tell me about their latest others thoughts and sentences, bering. Entwined is nothing like the garden center, which is planned just a great atmosphere. Instead created little tables and chairs and raw brick walls. the items available at Entwined. Other vintage Winter Park pieces include two large hand-carved and painted wooden mirrors post cards that will be used to made by or designed by locals. Entwined is most certainly the visit provides a new opportunity you could buy a $2 item but you miniature pieces popular with parents and their children, all gardens. your attention include a large carnival ride and a soap box old driver to national victory in 1956. Its displayed with the still alive, living in an assisted day to sign autographs at their gentleman on a bicycle rides up with vintage building materi the ordinary, as they delight in lines they carry, including Root was a beekeeper. declares he brings in the weird all the time. But then the rent comes due. On the same topic lege. Back in the s the students would bow down to the ma chine, she says laughing. again, describing the terra cotta noting an inscription in Latin which translates: Peace to all who pass through these doors. deal with such a large, unusual addition, but then decide its go Clyde Moore operates local sites ILUVWinterPark.com, ILUVParkAve.com and LUVMyRate.com, and aims to help local businesses promote themselves for free and help save them money, having some fun along the way. Email him at iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net or write to ILuv Winter Park on Facebook or Twitter. Clyde Moore I LUV Winter Park Entwined Home & Garden is at 620 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park. Call 407-599-9988 or visit tinyurl.com/ EntwinedWinterPark vegetable plants is the most pro this simple largess, we need to cast our op portunities a bit wider than the bulk produce shoveled at us nia plantation that has grown the same crops (just ask Popeye our hot summer conditions here the moniker spinach tacked Malabar spinach (Basella alba) is a vine producing thick, succulent leaves and short seed and transplant well into a garden bed or larger container. Provide riety produces larger leaves, but texture can be used to thicken soups and other recipe slights a high-protein-to-calorie content. and minerals, its weed-like productivity guarantees its res ervation in my summer garden. succulent as the Malabar, but menu uses. Okinawa spinach (Gynura crepioides) is especially decora tive, producing a rich purple bushy plants. Its leaves and stems can be used raw in salads, steamed as a pot-herb. As a coldsensitive perennial, it will sur vive our winters with protection, but is best saved by propagating cuttings in autumn. grows in the garden as a short individual leaves and young stems to use in numerous recipe grow locally as a weed, but must be harvested at an immature stage to be eatable. Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. Pieces of history worth remembering PHOTO BY CLYDE MOORE THE OBSERVER Craig Tremblay poses with a soap box derby car that carried its 14-year-old driver to victory. Growing tropical spinach We highlight local businesses that are utilizing and selling items made by other locals. Send submissions to iluvwinterpark@earthlink.net Local Luvn Local Mirror mirror This mirror from Entwined on Fairbanks was once part of The Proctor Shops on Park Avenue, owner Judith Giraulo said. It was from France but it was purchased in New York by Eve Proctor, who was one of the originators of Park Avenue, Giraulo said. She was responsible for what became the original Jacobsons. Its pastel colors were in keeping with a major theme in the stores, Giraulo said. She painted everything pink back then. Even the shag carpet was pink. Tom Carey From my garden to yours Many benets of spinach


Page 11 Atlantic hurricane season is as expected as spring training baseball, sunburned are second nature to veteran weather surviving a tropical storm or hurricane should one blow through the area. still a not-too-distant memory. But such prepara tion may not be on owners still strug national history. Indeed, many businesses might temporarily shut down operations. mance advisors agree that the key to sur disaster is as simple as proper planning. way, business owners and manager still can take steps to create a disaster-pre paredness plan that addresses how their A well-designed disaster-preparedness plan should include: backed up on a regular basis and those location. determining who will be critical in the initial response and who might be more tions plan. Quick and accurate communi cations are vital to getting a business back communications systems, so determine providers, contractors, customers and the public. media may want to know when a busi make sure the person is kept in the loop on all developments and business deci sions. Messages about a companys status Also, keep close at hand key insurance restrictions. advance. When a widespread emergency strikes, every business will be scrambling ily plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Pre-negotiate agreements with such trade Employees are critical to a companys its important to solicit their input and buy-in to any disaster-preparedness plan. any crisis plan, so a company may remain nimble during changing circumstances. With the right plan and the right people in place, a business is an impor tant step closer to surviving and recover ing should disaster strike. Jeffrey Holder is district manager in Orlando for Insperity. For more information, call 800-465-3800 or visit insperity.com Louis Roney Play On! Everyone has a moment where they just want to scream, Ive had it and Im not going to take wrong with being angry. Its a natural response to threats. It is response that allows ourselves when we are attacked, but knowing how to bet ter control our anger will make well as their children. problem-solving approach when dealing with anger. Each step leads into the next: action to take. how your choice played out. Even though each step is Exercise, whether punching a heavy bag, running or just taking a brisk walk, increases endor phins and channels energy we aware that you have a problem is Listening to music (happy not angry music) can change most Listening to upbeat happy music while working out or running can and anger reduction. people keep a journal? Writing is known to be very cathartic. It can determine what you are angry about, and scream all you want on paper without making a are angry at someone or some you can then rip up or burn. not a writer, talking to someone is known as venting. I use this very bad, you may want to talk to a therapist. when you are angry is concen trate on slow, deep breathing. Breathing can help lower your blood pressure, which, when el exacerbate a situation. Breathing properly through your dia phragm (your belly gets bigger and your shoulders do not rise) is also shown to reduce anxiety. Remember when you were young and got mad, your mother in our teen and adult lives. When any stupid behavior. In an acute situation when counting to 10 does not seem to help, just step away. Divorce how many times I have simply things or people that dont bring out the best in you? An important thing to know is that the American Psychologi cal Association says that letting it all hang out is not an option. aggression and does not allow an angry person resolve the situa tion. control, a therapist can be very ing out what makes you angry and how to control your anger anger created by my high level young, I could not express my a talky doctor, or psychologist, who helped me tremendously. were protected by their skills but happier lives with less sorrow and pain. Jenni Helen Sujka, a graduate of Winter Park High School IB program, is a junior at Flagler College majoring in psychology. She can be reached at Jennisujka@ gmail.com particularly when we had company. I I had hit the jackpot. chusetts and hadnt seen since. When we house on a lake, and we bought it on the What are we going to do with a house in Florida? For that reason, and because I may be otherwise nondescript, Ill use the word tional as a people. ily get into cantankerous situations. located her, she was willing to team up believe it or not, Ive been able to present ever since. been my creed, but I am not by nature as person given to meanness, but I am thor nature, as do many smart women who are My b.w. does not tell me what to do. original me. cally been strong and intelligent, and my can remember. with whom, thank goodness, I am not obliged to live. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney) A conservatives better half Chris Jepson is off this week. He will return July 5. A disaster plan for business owners JEFFREY HOLDER Guest Writer Sally Duncan Pace Townes, a real estate agent who was an old friend of mine from high school days, showed us a house on a lake, and we bought it on the spur of the moment. Then we spent our drive back to New York asking each other, What are we going to do with a house in Florida? Learn how to tame your anger Jeffrey Holder JENNI H. SUJKA Guest Writer Jenni H. Sujka


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