04.26.19 Winter Park/Maitland Observer

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

YOUR TOWN CITY OFFERING SWIMMING LESSONS The Winter Park Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its swim lessons. Qualified swim instructors will teach private, semi-private, and group instructions for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Evening and morning classes will be available at the Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., and Cady Way Pool, 2529 Cady Way. To register, visit cityofwinterpark.org/swim, or the Winter Park Community Center.

Citizen of the world Rollins College student Isaac James was awarded the $30,000 2019 Truman Scholarship, which he will use to fund his graduate studies. SEE PAGE 4.

Winter Park secures $6M Canopy grant TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The ongoing effort by the city of Winter Park to raise funds and build additional features for the upcoming Winter Park Canopy project has taken a major step forward. SEE COUNTY PAGE 6


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Isaac James is one of only 62 students to receive the Truman Scholarship this year.

Center for Health & Wellbeing set to open The center provides services to address every aspect of a person’s health and wellness. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The wait is over. The Center for Health & Wellbeing is ready to open its doors in Winter Park Monday, April 29 — marking the start of a facility that seeks to provide every service Tim Freed


Dommerich throws annual fundraiser. SEE PAGE 7



FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

Maitland names downtown park ‘Independence Square’ is making its way to the city of Maitland. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER

Maitland City Council introduced new ordinances, adopted fertilizer regulations, discussed penalties for recycling containers and officially named its downtown park and more during a twohour meeting Monday, April 22. INDEPENDENCE SQUARE

Following a lengthy discussion among council members, the Independence Lane park project is moving ahead with an official name — Independence Square. City staff approached the City Council with an idea for the park’s name that had been workshopped by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Maitland citizens starting in February. The group had considered a number of factors in choosing a name, including local geography, previously suggested names, the intent of the park and more. The best-supported options were “Independence Park, Square, Commons or

Plaza,” “Maitland Square, Commons or Plaza” and “Horatio Square, Commons or Plaza.” They ultimately presented council with what they felt was a solid and direct choice — Independence Park. However, council members disagreed with the suggestion, with many members finding “Independence Park” to be unoriginal. Councilman John Lowndes suggested the project be named the “14th Colony Park at Independence Lane,” a reference to Florida’s early history as one of the few colonies that fought for the British Empire during the American Revolution. His colleagues disagreed and suggested their own variations on the “Independence Park” idea. At one point, the council even considered allowing Maitland students to come up with new park names as a contest, but that idea also failed. Finally, after a series of failed votes, council finally agreed on a title that harkened to the Independence Lane initiative — Independence Square.


The city introduced an ordinance Monday to better regulate recycling collection containers. After receiving questions about the regulation of unmanned recycling containers, city staff worked with the city attorney on an ordinance to better regulate these containers. Currently, the amendment would regulate the containers’ size and height, design parameters, placement and locations, maintenance and more. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted the ordinance forward at a March 7 meeting. A member of the public cautioned the council to heavily regulate the containers so they wouldn’t become overstuffed or surrounded by garbage. Councilman Michael Wilde shared the concern and wondered whether there was a way to penalize organizations or property owners that allowed items to accumulate. “People can’t fit the stuff in the bin, so they’re going to leave it (there) no matter what,” Wilde said. “When they get there, if it


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doesn’t fit in the chute, they’re going to drop it at the side. … Policing it and regulating it is going to be a challenge.” The penalty for leaving out items after being warned is a fee of up to $500 a day. The council eventually moved the ordinance forward with more precise wording about the code enforcement penalties. A public hearing and action date is set for the May 13 meeting. FERTILIZER REGULATION

The council adopted an Orange County ordinance to further regulate fertilizer use. Under the current NPDES permit, the city is required to adopt an ordinance that regulates fertilizer use to increase lake health. The ordinance is required to be in place by mid-May. Orange County adopted a fertilizer maintenance ordinance in 2009 to better regulate fertilizer use and to decrease the amount of nutrients from the fertilizers from running into the natural waterways. The ordinance has been enforceable by Orange County staff but not by Maitland city staff.

IN OTHER NEWS n The council approved a resolution allowing a $150 application fee to locate small wireless facilities in the city. This follows the adoption of an ordinance at the April 8 meeting establishing standards and a process for having 5G cellular towers in the city. n Maitland Police Chief David Manuel joined Mayor Dale McDonald to proclaim May 12 to 18 as National Police Week in the city of Maitland. n McDonald also proclaimed April 28 to be the official Arbor Day for the city of Maitland. Landscape specialist Mike DiClecmente encouraged Maitland residents to attend the city’s special Arbor Day Farmers’ Market, where various trees will be sold.

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Strength training at any age can help improve muscle mass and bone density Allison Olcsvay Three years ago, the client was facing the same prognosis that she has watched her mother suffer with for de-cades. The progressive osteopenia would someday develop into osteoporosis, bringing on devastating broken bones and pain. “My mother is 93 now, and I’ve watched her suffer so much; I just don’t want that to happen to me,” she said. Medication to strengthen her bones never produced significant results, and after years of taking them, she decided to try a new course of action. Following the recommendation of a friend she signed on with Elite Strength and Fitness of Winter Park and began following a twice-weekly strengthtraining regimen designed to increase her muscle mass and bone density. At her next DEXA scan to measure density, the client's doctor noticed a big change and she was able to stop taking her medication. Success stories like hers don’t come easy though; it took months of intense workouts with the guidance of personal trainers to get there. At 64, Les Rinehart, one of Elite’s train-ers, knows the challenges his clients face. After 33 years in the fitness industry, the former strength coach for the Charlotte Hornets retired in 2007, only to come out

of retirement a few years ago to join Elite because, he said, he saw the value in what they offered their clients. “The equipment here is top of the line and the techniques produce results like no other,” Rinehart said. At Elite, education is as important as the equipment. Before clients spend anytime working out, they share their medical history, goals and concerns with trainers who develop a plan that covers time inside and outside of the gym. “Clients’ needs are evaluated and we give them a detailed analysis of what they need to do, especially at home, to accomplish their goals,” said owner Monte Mitchell. Homework might include keeping food and exercise journals to learn more about their habits, especially if weight loss is a goal.

The gym also offers a 12-week group nutrition workshop to their members, guaranteeing results for their clients, provided they follow all the recommendations made during their consultation. 70-year-old physician Dr. Maria Bors has been a client of Elite for seven years and finds that training there fits quite nicely into her busy lifestyle. “The 20-minute workouts are easy for me to fit in and I find them easy to commit to,” Bors said.

Rather than working out with sweaty, bulked-up gym rats, Elite’s clients find an almost Zen-like atmosphere, with trainers attentive to their every motion. Speaking in tones of calm assurance, trainers offer equal parts encouragement and challenge, pushing clients to new levels. The workouts are physically demanding, but not in the way one might expect. Motions are slow and intensely controlled, demanding maximum effort from muscles while barely breaking a sweat. “Many clients don’t even change out of office clothes,” Rinehart said. “They simply don’t need to.” Before beginning with Elite, Bors suffered from daily back pain, but after just a few months in the gym, she experienced a noticeable change in pain levels and now rarely suffers at all. “It’s been remarkable for me,” she said. “I can feel how strong I am, especially when I am traveling carrying luggage. I have a strength I never had before.” “The strength training is very good for preventing bone loss,” said Bors, “which is something we all need as we age.”

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Commission delays vote on funeral home project Commissioners will vote on the proposed two-story funeral home/office Glen Haven Memorial Park project May 13. TIM FREED ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Workout in the woods The 27th Run for the Trees 5K will take place Saturday beginning at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER


ears ago, Genius Drive was one of the most popular tourist spots in the city of Winter Park. People traveled from across Florida to the area to see the scenic views and trees. “Back in the day, people used to go there and drive on this beautiful dirt road that was full of peacocks, where people would picnic and drive through,” said Johnny Miller, events manager for Winter Park “It was a Sunday morning (activity) … it was old Winter Park.” But eventually, the privatelyowned stretch of dirt road closed itself off and remains hidden away from the public. Except for one day a year. On Saturday, April 27, Winter Park residents will have a chance to run through the Genius Drive property as part of the 27th annual Run For The Trees 5K. Almost 1,800 runners will gather at Ward Park behind the Center for Health & Wellbeing for a 5K that takes them all the way to the dirt road of the historic Winter Park property. When the race concludes, the gates shut for another year.


There’s another special inclusion that distinguishes the Race for the Trees 5K — each runner receives his or her own red cedar tree sapling at the end of the race.

The winners of each race category also receive larger trees — purchased by the city’s Urban Forestry Department — to mark their achievements. It’s all to encourage residents to plant more trees, Miller said. “We believe in a diversity of tree, every year’s (prize) is a different type of tree,” he said. The event usually starts at Showalter Field each year, but 2019’s race starts at the recently renovated park adjacent to the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Natalie Casey, vice president of communications for TrackShack, has been involved with Run for the Trees since its first year. She said the race was created to encourage reforestation of Winter Park’s foliage. “(Genius Drive) makes the race,” Casey said. “Those first two miles are lovely, but that’s the beauty right there.” As you’d expect from a nature-conscious 5K, Run for the Trees 2019 will not have disposable cups on the trail to curb waste and damage to Winter Park’s landscape. Reusable cups will be available, but runners are encouraged to bring their own cups when they hit the trail. “By going cup-free, we’re keeping wax cups out of the landfills because those are not recyclable,” Casey said.

IF YOU GO 27TH RUN FOR THE TREES 5K WHEN: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 WHERE: Race starts at Ward Park behind the Center for Health & Wellbeing and ends at Genius Drive. Parking is at Ward Park, 250 Perth Lane, Winter Park COST: $40 WEBSITE: trackshack.com/ event/108

A proposal for a new two-story building at Glen Haven Memorial Park won’t be considered by Winter Park city commissioners just yet. City staff delayed the item until the City Commission’s May 13 meeting in the wake of an ongoing traffic study by the applicant. “Staff should have the time to evaluate that,” Winter Park Director of Planning and Community Development Bronce Stephenson said. “I just don’t like getting in the habit of providing new information the public hasn’t seen at the dais.” “It was staff’s decision to push it forward, because it’s really not fair to the community when there’s something that’s a big deal like this,” he said. “When we’re getting the information at the same time the commission is, we haven’t had a chance to evaluate that. We want the commission’s job to be as easy as possible by having the complete information.” That traffic study may address some issues many residents have raised regarding a potential influx of traffic from the proposed project. The n ew two - s to r y, 9,000-square-foot building planned for the cemetery property at 2300 Temple Drive would be for business offices and facilities for visitation and funeral services. An existing one-story office building would be removed to make way for the new facility, and several parking spaces would be re-striped to make way for a new 57-space parking lot south of the building. It’s a proposal that had nearby residents concerned at the April 2 Planning and Zoning Board meeting. They said more cars coming through their neighborhood would hurt property values. Resident Aaron Stearns said he and his family bought their home specifically because it sits near the quiet cemetery and has limited thru-traffic. He also noted the funeral home likely will serve clients with loved ones being buried outside of Glen Haven, as well. Meanwhile, resident Jason Johnson said the cemetery sits on land zoned as parks and recreation and — despite being the site of commercial activity with the selling of cemetery plots — shouldn’t allow a commercial operation like the one being proposed. “I’m not anti-development; I recognize that development is inevitable and believe it’s even important for our city,” he said. “But development needs to be done within the bounds of both the code and the comp plan. The application is an improper attempt to backdoor a rezoning of Glen Haven as commercial property. The application violates the policies of the comp

plan and — despite city staff’s comments — the application fails the requirements of city code for approval of a conditional use under at least three subsections. … Regardless of whether Glen Haven likes it, its property is parks and recreation land. Full stop.” Attorney James Johnston, representing the cemetery, said the addition of a building for visitation and funeral services wouldn’t have significant traffic impacts and that providing all the services at one location would decrease the number of funeral processions that come onto the property. Johnson noted cremation and embalming services will not be provided at the new building and that the cemetery also has seen a drop in interments — from 450 five years ago to 386 in 2018. The Planning and Zoning Board deemed the request within code and approved the project by a 4-1 vote. COOPER AND WEAVER SWORN IN

The City Commission also welcomed a familiar face and also the city’s newest commissioner to the dais. Both returning City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper and newly elected City Commissioner Todd Weaver took their oaths of office prior to the meeting. The ceremony marked the start of Cooper’s fourth and final term as a city commissioner because of term limits. “I am very thrilled to be here for three more years,” Cooper said. “What’s important is we move forward with respect and kindness — and we will find resolutions to our challenges that come from our success.” Weaver was sworn in after defeating incumbent Pete Weldon earlier this month in the election for Seat Four. Weaver captured 3,207 votes (52.33%), compared to Weldon’s 2,922 votes (47.67%), according to results from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections. “Thank all of you for the last year of helping with the campaign,” Weaver said. “I love the results, and I hope you do, too.”

IN OTHER NEWS n City Commissioner Greg Seidel was appointed as vice mayor. n City Manager Randy Knight said all the new buoys have been placed on Lake Maitland and Lake Virginia. Buoys are currently being placed on Lake Mizell and Lake Osceola.





FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

Rollins student earns award HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER


saac James wants people to feel like they belong. The Rollins College student can’t say he always felt that way himself. James’ family narrowly escaped the Sudanese civil war before relocating to a number of refugee camps, ending in the Ifo refugee camp in the Dadaab region in Kenya when he was just a boy. Although they were safe, James remembers his family feeling like they were in a place of hopelessness and despair. Eventually, they relocated to the United States but still struggled with poverty. “I was born into poverty, I got relocated into poverty, my experience has always been on the lowest of lows of society in terms of what resources I had and how I was viewed,” James said. “From my experience as someone (who) needed resources and a social network and to improve those connections to build my state, I knew others need that, as well.” James, now a senior majoring in public policy and political economy, wants to help others grow past that feeling of hopelessness. He recently received the 2019 Truman Scholarship, a prestigious and competitive scholarship for students hoping to enter graduate school. He will receive his $30,000 reward — which will be put toward graduate school — May 26 at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri. “We are incredibly proud of Isaac for this tremendous accom-

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Isaac James is wrapping up his time at Rollins College.

plishment,” Rollins President Grant Cornwell said. “He is a shining example of the college’s mission to educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership. This accomplishment serves as a testament both to Isaac’s brilliance and perseverance and to the rigor and excellence of a Rollins education.” OTHERS BEFORE OURSELVES

The time the James’ family spent in refugee camps has cast a long shadow over the rest of their lives: James’ mother and sisters have all pursued careers or interests in public service or philanthropy. His mother started a refugeeempowerment organization when they relocated in 2001 to Tennessee, and his sisters have become travel nurses and bring medical

aid to refugee camps in Uganda, respectively. James hopes to eventually work on inclusive migration policies for the United Nations. “My mother instilled in us this mentality of ‘Always put others before ourselves,’” he said. “She taught us that as a community becomes stronger, everyone’s needs are taken care of. She went against the grain of this societal mentality that you have to take care of yourself.” James is no different. He transferred to Rollins after two years at Jackson State Community College because of its emphasis on compassion and developing global citizens. “To me, being a global citizen is taking who you are and what your identity you’re born in but you



don’t keep it from engaging with and serving people from another nationality,” James said. “Be proud of where you’re born but also encourage diversity within where you are born.” James spent his second semester teaching English to communities in Morocco, a country that holds several diverse migrant communities. He spearheaded a project to have local Moroccans teach English and Arabic to migrant communities to better integrate them into the country and increase their viability in the job market. “Just seeing how the migrant youth were a cohesive unit in a space that was foreign to them, them understanding their identity in a Moroccan context but still being engaged with the Moroccans themselves,” he said. “For me, as my role as a public servant, I tried to see how I could make that integration easier for them.” It was this experience that James wrote about for the Truman scholarship. He is one of 62 scholarship winners this year, out of more than 800 candidates. Beyond the international efforts and accolades, James tries to help his network of friends and colleagues as much as possible. “As I pass students, I want to make sure their experience at Rollins keeps them at Rollins,” he said. “If I ask someone, ‘Hey, how are you? What do you not like at Rollins?’ Then I can advocate for that person as a fellow student to administrators who I’ve developed relationships with over the past year about helping them … adopt to the Rollins context.”

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The Federal Aviation Administration heard from local residents and answered questions about everything airplane related at an air traffic pattern community input workshop Thursday, April 18, at the Winter Park Community Center. Air traffic staff members were available to speak with residents about the flow of planes over the Orlando area — as well as some of the noise that passes overhead. It was one of a series of workshops throughout the state that gathered feedback from residents leading up to the future implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) — the ongoing transformation of air traffic control technology and procedures in the United States. NextGen is moving the National Airspace System from groundbased radar to satellite-based navigation, from voice to digital communication, and to a fully integrated information management system. That all results in more accurate flight paths — and precise descents and takeoffs. Within that initiative, the SouthCentral Florida Metroplex project will focus on the four major international airports in Florida: Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport. “We’re updating the airspace above Orlando — as well as Tampa, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale — and implementing satellite-based procedures,” Michael O’Harra, Regional Administrator for the FAA Southern Region, said. “All of that translates to reduced delays and increased predictability for the flying public. But at the same time, we’re aware of noise mitigation agreements that are in place and this project respects those. We’re also trying to largely overfly where existing routes are and avoid impacts to residential areas. … We want the public to understand the project. Opportunities like tonight allow them to look at various arrival and departure boards in and around the Orlando area and talk to air traffic controllers that do this as their profession.” Potential benefits of NextGen include creating more direct routes, decreasing congestion at airports and in the air, enhancing safety and efficiency in the air, and offering environmental benefits by reducing the burning of fuel and carbon emissions.


The agency will accept written comments for 30 days after the workshop. Send an email before May 18 to ATOMCOFLMetroplex Comments@faa.gov.

“This is one of 11 projects like this around the country — we finished seven of them,” O’Harra said. “In Houston, where we implemented a similar process, we saw a reduction of 650,000 track miles flown by airplanes on an annual basis. That translates into a reduction of 31,000 metric tons (of carbon emissions). … The more efficiently planes are flying, the less fuel they’re burning.” ABOUT THE NOISE

Winter Park resident Vince Chiarello came to the meeting to learn more about the effects of NextGen — and to voice concerns about late-night flights. Chiarello said he understands that airlines need to make money and Orlando is a popular destination, but that there should also be some type of regulations preventing flights between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. “I know that having come from the D.C. area a couple years back, I’m used to having airplanes come up the Potomac River for years and what not — there was a reasonable curfew though,” Chiarello said. “We weren’t having planes come and go over your house at 2,000 feet at 3 and 4 in the morning — that’s a significant difference I see here. Because everyone wants to see the mouse, they’re coming here 24/7.” “At some point, somebody has to say, ‘Enough,’” he said. “We’re all in favor of reasonable growth and people coming to Orlando, but there’s no reason to have a super highway of jetliners flying over the same neighborhood literally all night long. That’s just unconscionable.” O’Harra said the FAA is aware of noise impacts and would mitigate the noise if the impact was deemed significant enough. “If somebody lives three miles from Orlando International Airport on the center line of the runway, in reality they’re probably going to continue to have planes over their house,” O’Harra said. “We’re not taking away traffic with this project. If you live, say, north of the airport, you’re probably sill going to hear noise.” However, the new navigation technology could alleviate some impacts. Thanks to the satellite navigation, planes potentially could approach the runway about 100 miles out with reduced power — and noise, O’Harra said. Descending on a consistent diagonal pattern could reduce the need to fire the engines and level off the plane, as well. O’Harra said the FAA will analyze the input from the workshop before starting an environmental study. Another series of workshops is set for next summer, where the FAA will share refined procedures and results from the analysis. The new procedures are expected to be implemented by 2021, O’Harra said.


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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

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The Rodriguez family grabbed a shot with the Easter Bunny at the Maitland event.

Kailash; Adhvik, 2; and Meena Chand had a blast at Winter Park’s Easter event. Right: Charlize, 5, and Camilla Cardenas, 7, got balloon animals at Winter Park’s Easter event.

oppy hunters in Winter Park and Maitland filled their baskets with candy-filled eggs during the two cities’ Easter egg hunts last weekend. Local families made some special Easter memories and filled their baskets with eggs at Winter Park’s 65th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, at the city’s Central Park West Meadow. Children collected more than 14,000 stuffed eggs before enjoying inflatables, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny and other activities nearby in Central Park. Just a few miles away, families hopped to Maitland Community Park for an Easter egg hunt. The Hop to It event had children looking for Easter eggs on a trail hunt, going on rides and having their faces painted.

Olivia Rios picked up eggs on the trail during the Maitland event. Left: Milan Jimenez, 4, got his photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Winter Park’s event.


County approves $6M tourism grant Winter Park’s library/event center project was given final approval for a $6 million tourism development tax grant at the Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, April 23. The decision establishes a key funding source and will help fund portions of the project that pertain to tourism, such as the planned auditorium in the library and the entire events center, including a proposed rooftop venue. The Orange County meeting on April 23 included input from the public, with many speaking in support of the Canopy. “My interest in the success of this project and this Canopy is as someone (who) lives in Winer Park and wants to see our city and this region be the home of a worldclass events center next to a worldclass library designed by one of the leading architects in the world,” resident Lawrence Lyman said. “I am so excited about what the possibilities are for this project — what

it means not only for Winter Park but for Orange County.” Other residents, including Tinker Marsh, weren’t thrilled with the direction the project has taken, particularly in regards to its lack of additional space and the overall design. “The library won’t be much bigger (than the existing library),” she said. “It’s not really called the library anymore — that’s a deliberate tactic to get folks used to terms like ‘the Canopy project.’ Ironic (because) there was a beautiful canopy of trees cut down. The renderings are ugly, the design did not fit in at all with the surroundings — it’s deemed by many of us as competition for the I-4 eyesore.” Resident Michael Poole, who spoke against the project, requested that the board deny the grant request because the city doesn’t need that money to build its facility, he said. “Your money, what does it buy?” Poole said. “It buys a raked floor in the library, it buys an amphitheater — we already have a bunch of out-

door areas for performances — and it buys a rooftop bar. That’s all your money buys. There’s no tourism impact at all here. It’s plain to see.” Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary said the project itself already has gone through the process of approval and is therefore no longer an issue. He asked the board to focus on the grant application — and that the county help the city fund additional features for the Canopy through the tourism grant. “I seem to have to apologize for Winter Park politics entering this chamber — that’s not really what I think we’re supposed to be doing here today,” Leary said. “The project, the location, the size, parking garage — whether we have it or not, or any other item that the opposition has brought forward … those decisions have already been made, multiple times in support of this project by the voters, the courts and the Winter Park City Commission. I find it interesting that people are concerned about your $6 million, yet we’ve been fighting legal battles

for the past three years that have cost the city over $500,000 in legal fees and construction delays. They’re more worried about your dollars than they are about their own dollars.” Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla questioned the return on investment for a project such as the Winter Park Canopy, which appeared to be relying heavily on weddings as a source of revenue, she said. Bonilla also called into question the Canopy itself and how it didn’t seem like the same project residents approved. “I don’t think it’s what the people in the area want, and I also feel like it was a bait-and-switch — what was marketed by the library on their website of what this would be and what they voted on is completely different than what they’re getting today,” Bonilla said. “That’s not what I need to consider here, but what I do have to consider is all the things that I had mentioned (about return on investment).” Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey said intervening

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he Dommerich Elementary PTA put on a Spring Fling for its Big Chief’s Night Out fundraiser Thursday, April 11. The function, held this year at the Maitland Art and History Museum, had Dommerich families wearing their favorite spring attire and bidding on luxury items at the silent auction. Money raised this year will be put toward new playground equipment for the school.

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Fun and games L akemont Elementary was home to its own carnival Friday, April 12. The spring carnival had students playing carnival games, jumping around bounce houses, making arts and crafts and more at Lakemont Elementary.


Shantae Martin, Felicia Wong, Sandra Dee and their dog, Zeus, enjoyed their time at Shady Park during the event.

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ocal families learned about nature while having some fun at Winter Park’s Earth Day in the Park Saturday, April 13, in Shady Park. The event included live music, gardening workshops, a kids’ zone with games, crafts, yoga, composting and recycling education, and free trees to take home.

The Ceballos Family picked up food. Left: Cooper Ward and Illeana Cree played basketball.


Principle Karl Fox took a dive. Marian Glass and BG McClish walked away with some free trees. Above: Orit Reuben showed off one of her pastel pieces at a tent promoting the Winter Park Paint Out.

Royce Smith was ready to swing. Right: Arianna Sibille had her face painted.



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Celebration in song Winter Park High’s School’s Choral Department will celebrate its 20th annual Night on Broadway performance. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER


here’s a lot for Winter Park students to look forward to as the school year comes to a close. For most students, it’s the chance to take a season off and enjoy a well-earned vacation. For seniors, it’s the time to finally graduate and leave high school entirely. The school’s choral department, however, is excited for something special: the 20th anniversary of its Night on Broadway musica; production. More than 250 student musicians will be part of the broadway revue April 25 to 27, at Winter Park High School. To celebrate two decades of musical excitement, this year’s performance will feature several songs from past Night

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on Broadway events. It’s a fast-paced production schedule — the entire show is created and perfected in about five weeks — but Winter Park High School senior Isabel Barbato said she welcomes the intensity of “Night on Broadway Season.” “It’s a crazy energy; it’s a little hectic at times,” Barbato said. “I’ve experienced more of that energy as I’ve gone along. … It’s really great for everyone in the chorus department.” THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU

Night on Broadway has taken on many genres throughout the years — from folk musicals to music ragtime and operettas. But given that this year’s event is celebrating two decades of performance, much of the show’s music will be the hits from previous iterations. The show will open with the theme from “New York, New York” and will feature songs from “The Pirates of Penzance.” Matthew Swope, Winter Park High School’s director of choral activities, and associate director Hollie Pratt are keeping most of the repertoire a secret, but Swope promises the audience will be surprised by what the students have planned. Night on Broadway was created 20 years ago to honor Winter Park High student Tyler Rush, who was killed in a car crash in 1998. Proceeds from the night benefit the Tyler Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has given out

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Night on Broadway will have songs from “The Pirates of Penzance” production.

$157,000 to graduating chorus students so far. This year has an endowment meant to support future scholarships, as well. One section of the show will have a theme of light and continuation and will be dedicated to Rush. And as always, the production will end with a rendition of “There’s Only One You,” the song commissioned by composer Jason Howland and Dani Davis that honors Rush. “This is our 20th Night on Broadway, and (Tyler) has always remained at the heart of it,” Swope said. “(‘There’s Only One You’) has become meaningful to our students and our alumni. … It’s one of the only songs where SEE MUSICAL PAGE 12




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ABSTRACTS IN NATURE: SEMINOLE STATE FOREST 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, meeting at the Crealdé School of Art main campus, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. Spend a day hiking and photographing the Seminole State Forest with instructor Jon P. Manchester. Enjoy the outdoors and express your creativity in a setting that allows opportunities to see things that would normally go unnoticed. Participate in demonstrations and discussion of abstract photography techniques and principles with a focus on creating expressive and unique landscape photographs. The hike will be about 5 miles round-trip over a network of hiking trails. Rest stops will be included as needed. See supply list for additional details. Cost is $125. For more information about required supplies and to register, visit bit.ly/2PdPggw. 10TH ANNUAL HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER FOLK & URBAN ART FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. The festival celebrates Central Florida’s diverse culture through artwork, educational entertainment and music, featuring the works of more than 25 folk and educational artisans. Previous performers included Shule Adetunde Homeschool

Cooperative, dancers from the African Kulcha School, blind vocal performer Daniel Miles, the Guerilla Dancer storyteller, drumming by Mexican folklorist David Penaflor, the Porchdogs Cajun and Zydeco Band, a traditional AfricanAmerican fraternity step show by Iota Gamma Fraternity brothers, and Orisirisi African Folklore. Demonstrations included Oxx the Beekeeper, wheel-throwing by a Crealdé ceramicist, and Pretty on Purpose, which uses STEM techniques to teach participants how to make beauty products. A Puerto Rican Vejigante maskmaking children’s workshop led by Marillia Carrasquillo culminates in a public parade and showcase. Open house features the work by Crealdé’s senior outreach program participants. A soul food truck offers refreshments and admission is free. For more information, call (407) 671-1886. BACH FESTIVAL: POWER OF ROMANTICISM AND RESURRECTION 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. This concert will feature Mary Wilson, soprano; Robert Breault, tenor; Kevin Deas, bass; and conductor John V. Sinclair. Featuring exquisite music from the French romantic period that speaks to the power of the resurrection with Théodore Dubois’ “Seven Last


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Words of Christ,” this concert includes the sublime “Sanctus” by Charles Gounod, and the uplifting “Psalm 150” by César Franck. Tickets are $25 to $69. For more information, call (407) 646-2182.


DATE NIGHT CERAMICS 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. Clay is like a relationship: it must be pinched, molded and designed to become everlasting. Ceramics artist — and your host for the evening — Jesus Minguez will walk you and your partner through clay projects that will make a fantastic date night. Take some wine and prepare to get messy and have fun making art. Snacks and all materials included. Cost is $120 and the fee is per couple. For more information and to enroll, visit crealde.org/ classes/date-night-ceramics-5-3.


ROY SCHNEIDER AND KIM MAYFIELD 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park. Schneider and Mayfield are excited to release their long-anticipated first official duo album, “Reckless Saints.” Troubadour and formerly syndicated cartoonist Roy Schneider has developed a devoted fanbase for his particular flavor of Americana music since 2008 through international radio airplay and consistent touring with life-and-stage partner Kim Mayfield. Opening act Terri Binion will perform, as well. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit bluebambooartcenter.com.

‘THE SAGE PROJECT PHASE II: HANNIBAL SQUARE ELDERS TELL THEIR STORIES’ Through Aug. 31 in the upstairs Visiting Artists Gallery at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. The Hannibal Square Heritage Center has unveiled 17 new photographic portraits and living histories taken from their most senior residents – now in their 80s and 90s – who are natives or longtime residents of the African American west side Winter Park community. Like the “Sage Project Phase I” project that debuted with an exhibition to the public in 2012, “The Sage Project Phase II: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories” brings together the passions and documentary commitments of the team of Fairolyn H. Livingston, Mary Daniels and Peter Schreyer, all three of whom have been recognized for their efforts to preserve and celebrate the people and places of the deeply rooted African American community of Hannibal Square in west Winter Park. Visit hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org/home.html. HAND IN HAND: THE CREATIVE WORKS OF JAVIER MILLER AND GUSTAF MILLER On display through Saturday, April 27, at Crealdé School of Art in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, 600 Saint Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. This artistic duo met at Syracuse University and then studied in Rome, Italy, each with a lifelong love of creating works of art. The exhibition will feature their most recent paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. The exhibit will be curated by Barbara Tiffany, curator of exhibitions. For more information, call (407) 671-1886.






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A DECADE OF DANCE Robert Hill recently celebrated 10 years with the Orlando Ballet. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER


he Orlando Ballet has had an eventful decade. The organization has seen executive directors come and go, faced intense financial woes a few short years ago and recently received millions of dollars in funding for its new ballet center. But Robert Hill, the school’s artistic director, has been a constant figure during these times. For the last decade, Hill has spearheaded the company’s artistic endeavors and is now celebrating his 10th year with the group. “The word I’ve come up with after 10 years is ‘gratitude,’” Hill said. “I feel a great deal of gratitude.” Hill accepted the Orlando Ballet artistic director position after years as a freelance coach, choreographer and director in New York ballet. Before that, he had performed with the American Ballet Theatre and spent five years direct ing ballet in Mexico before returning to the United States. When traveling through Orlando, Hill was approached with an interview for the artistic director position. The idea of taking a leadership role in a growing area piqued his interest. “I was interested in the fact the Central Florida area is one of the fastest growing areas in the country,” he said. “There was a great deal of potential for growth and that’s what’s been happening. I’m excited to be part of this commu-

nity that’s growing, including culturally. … I can say after 10 years that things have never been better at the Orlando Ballet in every single way.” He said it’s been a rewarding and learning experience to shift from professionally dancing to directing a ballet organization. He also is aware of the shifting lifestyle and viewing habits of arts enthusiasts, and he said it’s been rewarding to try to keep the artform alive. The secret: being open to change and growth. “In terms of audience, not just in Orlando but globally, people don’t really want to sit in the theater for three to four hours with three intermissions or even two intermissions,” he said. “A lot of the older war-horse ballet — for example, ‘Swan Lake’ which was originally in four acts — most places are now doing Swan Lake in two acts. Same with ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and our upcoming ‘Cinderella.’ Being aware of all that and being sensitive to it is important in order to keep people interested.” It’s an encouraging time for the ballet, Hill said. Several of those patrons and supporters celebrated Hill’s 10th year with a cheerful reception at Dr. Phillips Charities where he was recognized with by Orlando Ballet figures. The Orlando Ballet is also about to debut its new “Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter” show. And most importantly, ground has been

broken and construction is underway on the Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre, which will bring all the ballet’s school, staff and performers under one roof. Hill has several ideas for the future — including having the company travel to New York to perform, compete in national and international festivals — and he said he’s glad the Orlando Ballet is at a place where it can make those opportunities happen. “There’s been a lot of work to get this organization as a whole to the place where it’s at,” Hill said. “To me, it feels like we’ve got things organized and we can move forward in a big, big way. … Now, we can really go to where a high-level arts organization can go on a national scale.”

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Artistic Director Robert Hill is more than excited for the future of the Orlando Ballet.

Orlando Ballet Artistic Director’s

10th Anniversary Reception

O Paul Bryan, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Executive Director Betsy Gwinn, Orlando Ballet Artistic Director Robert Hill and Dana Thomas

rlando Ballet staff, performers and patrons celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Artistic Director Robert Hill Thursday, April 18. The anniversary reception had Orlando Ballet supporters recognizing Hill’s decade with the Orlando Ballet at Dr. Phillips Charities before sitting down for a special ballet performance. — HARRY SAYER Above: Orlando Ballet Board of Directors President Jonathan Ledden, Traci Madera and David Withee Left: Orlando Ballet performers met guests at the entrance.

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Broken no more Winter Park High School student Riley Resa is competing in the Top Talent finals April 27. HARRY SAYER BLACK TIE REPORTER

Riley Resa said she was intensely bullied entering high school. “I wasn’t really fitting in with everybody,” Resa said. “I was sticking out and doing what I like to do. … (Other students) disliked that, and I was left out of a lot of things and feeling broken.” The 16-year-old Winter Park High School student said it was almost too much — until she found an outlet to express her feelings. She wrote the power ballad “Broken” about her experiences being bullied in the hopes it would raise anti-bullying awareness. Two years later, Resa will be singing that message to a packed audience in a talent competition. Resa is one of 15 competitors to advance to the final round of the Top Talent competition, presented by the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools. EMBRACING COMPETITION

Resa remembers the moment she realized she wanted to become a singer — seeing the delighted faces in the crowd during a performance in a fifth-grade talent show at Audubon Elementary. “I just realized, ‘This is what I want to do with my life,’” she said. “Just seeing everyone smiling in the audience and singing along.” She continued to take singing classes and performed in theater productions until she reached ninth grade, when her bullying problem began. She aspired to be like the singer Adele while growing up and only sang covers of her songs for a while. Resa now appreciates Ariana Grande for her positive message and impressive vocal range. Resa wrote the lyrics for “Broken” and collaborated with an

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Riley Resa is performing “Broken” at the “Top Talent” competition.

artist to create the music. She eventually worked with Full Sail University to create a music video that has garnered 17,000 views. The young artist now has multiple original singles and has performed at music festivals in Central Florida. Although the beginning of her music career was rough — Resa still finds it ironic she was bullied further for an anti-bullying song — she said she has made connections in the music world who have helped her. “It was therapeutic,” she said. “I’m not really sure I would have gotten through it without music. Writing down all my feelings helped me. I made a lot of friends through music who are there for me. I’ve met a lot of people … they’ve been there for me. They understand where I am coming from because they like being different, too.” Resa learned of the competition through her singing teacher at school and figured it couldn’t hurt to try. She submitted a recorded rendition of “Broken,” because she believed it was her strongest song with the most emotional delivery. To her delight, she was accepted into the finals. Since then, she said she has been practicing with her vocal teacher and in front of the mirror at home. “It’s really exciting,” Resa said. “I don’t really like having a normal life — being in a routine all the time, going to school, getting up and doing the same thing every day. I like being adventurous and randomly going to L.A.; it’s so fun.”

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Barbato is part of several numbers and is performing “Poor Wandering One” from “The Pirates of Penzance” as her solo piece. Her final Night on Broadway show has been a more emotional event than she anticipated. She has enjoyed singing alongside her friends these past four years — she just wishes she could do so longer. “It didn’t really hit me until yesterday (at our first dress rehearsal),” Barbato said. “At the end, everyone started crying, which was unusual for a Monday night dress rehearsal … just standing there and looking around seeing all my best friends was really emotional for me.”




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Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida’s

25th annual Wishmaker’s Ball M ore than 1,200 guests filled the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Saturday, April 13, for the Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida’s 25th annual Wishmaker’s Ball. Attendees mingled during the early reception, bid on silent-auction items and sat down for dinner before hearing stories from the organization’s Wish Kids. Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida hoped to raise more than $1.3 million at its signature gala.


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he Winter Park Chamber of Commerce showcased more than 40 top chefs and vendors with its annual Taste of Winter Park event at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, April 17. VIP guests sipped wine and tried out foods in a shaded section while other attendees explored the various tents at the Farmers’ Market. Kesha and Eric Thompson, and Ronald Moore

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1795 Greenwich Avenue, Winter Park 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 3,803 SF | $1,595,000 Brand new showcase home with resort-style pool




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