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                                                                                           T h e Feel Goo d N e wspa per                                                                                                                                                       Vol. 5 No. 3 • March 2009

                                                                                                                                                Why are Genna & Elizabeth                               Want some of this bread                                                Why is this baby's face
                                                                                          Design Change                                           dressed up like this?                              delivered direct to your home?                                              partially blurred?
                                                                                                                                                          [See page 14]                                             [See page 24]                                                          [See page 2]
                                                                                          Creates Miracle
                                                                                                Battery Refuses                           Discovery: I Can See Clearly Now
                                                                                                 To Discharge                                                                                                                                                           Living To 100
                                                                                          By Dan Cetrone
                                                                                                                                             Similarities in eye diseases reveal New treatments                                                                         Top Two Killer Illnesses
                                                                                          Before I explain the ‘miracle’ that took                                                                                                                                         Are Preventable
                                                                                          place recently, I want to bring you up to                                                          they are treated as SYMPTOMS of some OTHER
                                                                                          date on the official unveiling and local                                                           problem or disease.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We all want to live to be 100+ as long as
                                                                                          test runs.
                                                                                                                                                                                             If we treat the Disease as a SYMPTOM – the                            it’s a healthy 100+ years. Is it possible?
                                                                                          The Official Qualifying Race in New York                                                           t rea t me nt s a re m o re p ro m i s i ng beca u s e                YES, because the top killers are ALL
                                                                                          has been postponed. The $10 Million                                                                they focus on damage [from the sun], poor                             preventable! What about aging? Can
                                                                                          International Competition will be run in                                                           eye care, poor nutrition, side effects from                           it be slowed down? Again, the answer
                                                                                          early 2010.                                                                                        prescription drugs or All Of The Above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   is YES.
                                                                                          In the meantime we’ll be conducting                                                                Macular Degeneration blurs or causes a blind
                                                                                          test runs in Florida and other cities.                                                             spot in your central vision. It has been treated                      TOP TWO KILLERS
                                                                                                                                                                                             successfully with electronic pulsing and even

                                                                                          The D’Antheus is in the last stages –         By Dan Cetrone, Publisher                            nutritionally with supplements from Kale and                                 H e a r t D i s e a s e – Kill s over
                                                                                          rushing to get ready for the trial runs.      Our research in Eye Diseases continues to            Brussel Sprouts.                                                             70 0,0 0 0 p eo p l e a nd s t roke
                                                                                          All that’s left are the final selections of   discover several treatments that show positive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   [which is related to heart disease]
                                                                                          the body designs and the interiors. Our       results in the three major diseases that damage      Glaucoma is one of the most difficult eye
                                                                                                                                        eyesight and can cause blindnes s. These             diseases to treat. Although the newer ‘symptom’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   kills about another 200,000. And yet,
                                                                                          body design artist, Gregory Whitt – who
                                                                                          also lives in Apopka, is currently putting    techniques are NOT generally known. In fact          type treatments are just getting started, the                         the good news is, it is one of the most
                                                                                          the finishing touches on the three main       most doctors don’t know about them.                  results are very promising. One of the most                           preventable diseases.
                                                                                          body designs.                                                                                      successful treatment areas is in preventing
                                                                                                                                        Our research is now focusing [pun intended]          Glaucoma. And that’s done with nutrition.                             Leading nutritionist Dr. Michael Colgan
                                                                                          The interiors, safety features, comfort       on combining the treatment techniques of all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   says, “Do not fear cardiova scular
                                                                                          and options will match the level of           three diseases. We are using that information        Cataracts are also being treated as symptoms
                                                                                                                                        to develop products and literature for patients      of wear and tear and poor nutrition. Again,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   disease. It’s the easiest of all man -
                                                                                          quality found in the high end cars. And
                                                                                          we’ll do it while keeping the price within    and doctors.                                         the most important concept is that several                            made diseases to prevent and even
                                                                                          reach.                                                                                             of the successful therapies are all based on                          to reverse, if only you follow the right
                                                                                                                                        Eye Disease is a $40 Billion industry. Up to now,    SYMPTOMS of other Diseases or problems. And                           nutrition, plus a little easy exercise to
                                                                                          Now For The Miracle …                         the three main eye problems have been treated        together, they add up to a new way to treat Eye                       blow away the cobwebs.”
                                                                                                                                        like DISEASES. Based on the research, this is the    Disease.
                                                                                          I’ll make the story non-technical and         main problem. It’s OK to call all three of them a
                                                                                          short BEFORE it gets too long. Take the       ‘DISEASE’. As long as each Disease is treated as                                                                           Obesity, smoking, poor diet and our
                                                                                                                                                                                             Don’t get the wrong idea. There’s No Magic Bullet
                                                                                          time to read this par t, so that you’ll       a SYMPTOM. If you look at it as a Disease, you’ll    that will CURE all major eye diseases. What’s                         lifestyle that includes loving the couch
                                                                                          understand the so called ‘miracle’.           only use medicine to suppress the Disease. For       showing up in the research are treatments that                        m o re t h a n exe rc i s e – h a ve b e e n
                                                                                                                                        example in Glaucoma, you can use medicine            can at least prevent future problems, stabilize                       blamed in countless studies for our
                                                                                          Although we’re in the last stages, there’s    to reduce the eye pressure. But that’s NOT what’s    current problems and in some cases cure or                            high rates of heart disease.
                                                                                          always time for last minute changes,          CAUSING the Disease.                                 offer some hope of improvement. And they do
                                                                                          even if it means pushing back the trial

                                                                                                                                                                                             it with No Side Effects                                                        Cancer – Affects one in three
                                                                                          runs. Es pecially when the changes            Although Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma
                                                                                          create miracles.                              a nd Ca ta ract s a re s eriou s prob lem s , t he   Want to read more details? Turn to The Medical                                 people and may increase to
                                                                                                                                        research shows they respond bet ter when             News Digest on page 2.
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     March 2009
                                                              A letter from
                                                                   the publisher
                                                                                        the local governments are. That’s why I said
                                                                                        “Looking Locally”. With the right cooperation
                                 Focusing On What’s Needed                              and a No Delay – Fast Tracking attitude, we
                                 If you’re a regular reader, you’ve noticed             could see the ground-breaking by the end
                                 how we’re taking on more columnists and                of 2010. That’s just about 18 months away.
                                 adding new features. It’s all part of my push
                                                                                        Be sure you read the D’Antheus article on
                                 to Focus On What’s Needed.
                                                                                        the front page. This car is truly becoming a       by Dan Cetrone
                                 These are hard times and everyone needs                ‘Miracle’ car.
                                 Valuable Di s traction. Thi s news paper
                                 qualifies because all the content is either
                                                                                        We’ve All Got Nicks and Scratches                 Macular Degeneration • Glaucoma • Cataracts
                                                                                        I’ve been talking to Ron Nielson for months
                                 relevant, useful or entertaining.
                                                                                        now, about opening his expertise to the
                                                                                        readers. For almost 20 years he’s been the
                                                                                                                                                           Are There Any Cures?
                                 I’ve had discussions with our columnists
                                 about intensifying their content so that               top furniture repair guy for just about all the   Last issue, we focused on what Macular           better treatment. Especially when it’s been
                                 readers can USE the information. You’ll be             major furniture stores in the area. He does       Degeneration [MD] is and the difference          properly researched.
                                 seeing major changes in the content as we              great work but you can’t get his services         between Dry and the more serious Wet
                                                                                        unles s it involves furniture you’ve jus t        form of MD.                                      However, if you have an eye Disease and
                                 adjust our editorial focus.
                                                                                        bought. What about all the other furniture                                                         you decide to use any of this information,
                                 And before I leave this subject, I want to             we have?                                          This month we want to expand the area to         It’s NOT a Self Help Program. You must
                                 suggest you read one of our new columns                                                                  all three major eye “Diseases” and learn         have these Diseases monitored by an eye
                                 written by Mr. T. It’s a technology column             Just like the heading says, we’ve all got         more about the different treatments.             specialist.
                                 created to make your relationship with all             nicks and scratches on our furniture. Finally,
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                                                                                        he’s agreed to devote some of his time to         In case you didn’t read the lead-in story on     Do not discontinue your drugs on your
                                 the new gadgets a little easier. Find out
                                                                                        offer his expertise DIRECTLY to our readers.      the front page, the difference between the       own. The correct approach is to gradually
                                 what all these new ‘things’ do - How To Buy
                                                                                        Take a look at his ad on page 13 and call         ‘normal’ treatment for these “Diseases”          introduce these therapies and then your
                                 them – how to use them. It’s all there, on
                                                                                        him.                                              and what is showing up in my research is         doctor can wean you off of your drugs.
                                 page 23.
                                                                                                                                          HOW they are treated.
                                                                                        Readers’ Responses                                                                                 Let’s start with the most difficult eye Disease
                                 When you take a close look at the logo of
                                                                                        I have been receiving dozens of emails            Doctors generally treat them as Diseases.        - Glaucoma. West Africa doesn’t have any
                                 the writer, you’ll see the other reason for my
                                                                                        complimenting me on the newspaper.                The research shows they respond better           bragging rights for proper nutrition. As
                                 recommending it: A real life Super Hero – in
                                                                                        The largest response has been on the Eye          when they are treated as SYMPTOMS of             far back as 1977 hundreds of Glaucoma
                                                                                        Disease series. Grumpy is running a close         another problem or disease.                      patients were given a supplement program
                                 Major Clean Industry—With Jobs                         second.                                                                                            that included Vitamin C, A and E. In most
                                                                                                                                          When you add the lack of side effects and        cases the eye pressure [which is the main
                                 T h e D’A n t h e u s c a r i s ‘ra c i n g’ towa rd
                                                                                        And I have to be honest. I did receive TWO        cases of successfully slowing down or            problem] was reduced to NORMAL and it
                                 becoming a reality. There are two major
                                                                                        requests to have names removed from               even reversing some cases, the SYMPTOM           happened in ONE WEEK!
                                 parts of the project. The first is to get into
                                                                                        the mailing list. BUT, both were relatives of     approach has more appeal and definitely
                                 the qualifying race to prove how far the
                                                                                        the Apopka Chief – so that doesn’t really         makes more sense.                                I’m sure you’re as surprised as I was. This is
                                 D’Antheus can drive without refueling or
                                                                                        count.                                                                                             a study of HUNDREDS of people and most
                                 changing batteries. The other part is to put                                                             Los ing your eyes ight i s a personal            of them were back to normal In One Week.
                                 the D’antheus into production.                                                                           catastrophe. We have an aging population.
                                                                                        I do enjoy reading your comments and                                                               Even when they reduced the dosage of
                                                                                        suggestions, so keep them coming.                 A population that grew up and old on either      the vitamins to half, they had the same
                                 To do that, we’re already Looking Locally, at
                                                                                                                                          over processed food, powdered mashed             incredible success. It just took two to four
                                 2 properties for one of the assembly lines.
                                                                                                                                          potatoes, hydrogenated fats, too many hot        weeks.

                                                                                                Dan Cetrone
                                 In addition to producing cars, the plant will
                                                                                                                                          dogs, sugar, pastries and frequent trips to
                                 also produce JOBS ! That’s why I’d prefer
                                                                                                                                          McDonalds and Burger King. Many of them          H e re’s a n ot h e r s h o cke r. My re s e a rc h
                                 to have it locally in Central Florida. That
                                                                                                                                          are still on that diet.                          uncovered another study that showed
                                 decision will depend on how cooperative                  dan@centralfloridajournal.com
                                                                                                                                                                                           Food Allergies can play a significant role
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Glaucoma. Patients were being
                                                                                                                                                                                                    t re a te d wi t h va cc i n e s fo r t h e i r
                                                                                        We wouldn’t have to stop the motor. There
                                 D'Antheus Miracle                                      was a high speed electronic circuit that
                                                                                                                                                                                                    eczema and asthma. And they were
                                 [Continued from page 1]                                                                                                                                            avoiding the foods that caused
                                                                                        would switch the batteries instantly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the reactions. I sat up tall when I
                                 While watching the final benchmark test                N ow fo r t h e m i ra c l e. We neve r g ot a                                                              read the unexpected results. There
                                 of the electro -magnetic motor, I asked                chance to use the high speed switch.                                                                        were 113 Glaucoma patients and
                                 if it was possible to change the circuit to            The first set of batteries never ran down.                                                                  they ALL were CURED of their simple
                                 change the Dipole. Simple Translation:                 As we neared the end of the 30 hours, we
                                 change the electric/magnetic charge                    decided to extend the test for another 30
                                 in the circuit to get more power from the              hours. We turned the motor off after 60
                                 batteries, without draining them.                                                                                                                                  As soon as the patients went near
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the foods that caused the allergic
                                 It took two days to make the changes                   When we disconnected the bat teries,                                                                        reactions, the eye pres sures
                                 and get the benchmark set up again. The                they were fully charged. If you know any                                                                    increased up to 20 mm.
                                 moment we turned the motor on, we could                electrical engineers – ask them whether
                                 sense a difference. At first we didn’t know if         or not that’s a miracle. It can’t happen –
                                                                                                                                                                                                    I may be only a Medical Research
                                 it was a good or bad difference.                       the batteries can’t run for 60 hours on one
                                                                                                                                          If the research shows that Eye Disease is        Journalist, but if I or anyone I knew had
                                                                                        charge. But, they did. The motor had driven
                                 One test instrument was showing how                    continually for the equivalent to New York        a nutritional problem [and that’s exactly        G l a u coma, I wou l d a t t he ver y lea s t,
                                 much electricity the motor was pulling                 and back – on one set of batteries. The           what IS in the research] then our aging          immediately combine a Nutritional
                                 from the batteries. The other showed the               newest electric cars can only run for 40 to                                                        program with the usual treatments. Oh, -
                                                                                                                                          population is facing some serious Dark
                                 current charge that was left in the batteries.         80 miles.
                                                                                                                                          Days.                                            And I’d get tested for any Allergies.
                                 We all watched as the digital readouts
                                 began to make no sense. The batteries                  I won’t bore you with any further details.
                                 were not draining their charge at all. In                                                                Before I start, I have a few warnings. Some of   The latest research has shown that Macular
                                                                                        Bottom Line: We’re ready for the final body
                                 fact, they retained their full charge.                 designs and then it’s the local test runs and     the research findings date back to the ‘60’s     Degeneration is a build-up of cellular waste
                                                                                        off to New York. ■                                and ‘70’s. I still have a problem with WHY the   products in the central part of the retina.
                                 Here’s the ba s ic series of events : The                                                                                                                 That section is called the ‘macula’ and is
                                                                                                                                          information is still not being used. In fact –
                                 original motor test run was to be for 30
                                                                                                                                                                                           yellow. You can see that in the picture. The
                                 hours, without stopping. That would be the                 D'Antheus is Hiring!                          that’s the main reason I started this column.
                                                                                                                                          I’ve repeatedly said, anyone with a serious      build-up of waste products will eventually
                                 equivalent of driving for 1,500 miles. That’s
                                 the approximate distance from Orlando                             See ad on page 20                      Disease can’t afford to wait decades for a
                                 to New York.                                                                                                                                                                        [Continued on next page]
MND                                                  older, the macula starts making less and
[Continued from previous page]
                                                     less of ATP.                                      *                                                            *
                                                     I’ve seen reports with impressive results in

                                                                                                                                                                          March 2009
poison the densely populated cells, and
start building up wart like thickenings. This
                                                     both the Dry and The wet forms. Of course
                                                     the less advanced cases of the Dry form

                                                                                                       Jason Salagubang, MD
is the Dry Form.                                     do better. Over 70% of the patients ‘SEE’
                                                     improvement. Persons with worse starting
In an attempt to feed and clean these cells
                                                     vision will still see improvement, but it takes
the body starts building blood vessels in the
                                                     more time and more treatments.
back of the eye. If these new weak vessels
leak it causes the Wet Form and that speeds
up the vision loss.
                                                     And what about Cataracts? Not all types                           Family Medicine
                                                     of Ca ta ract s res pond to a nu t ri t iona l
                                                     technique. But, the nuclear Cataracts [on
There is a treatment called MicroCurrent
                                                     the inner part of the lens] are related to
Stimulation [MCS] and it is another one of
                                                     nutrients like Vitamin A, niacin, thiamin and
those remarkable techniques. For some
patients, in less than two weeks of treating
the area around the eyes with an extremely           One of the nutritional treatments uses a
light electrical stimulation, they are able to       modified form of DMSO that has been
read two additional lines on the eye chart.          used to reverse even the worst cases. As far
                                                     back as the 1900’s it was discovered that
Over time the current from the treatments
                                                     eyes deficient in glutathione were more
widens i ts pa th until the current goes
                                                     susceptible to eye diseases. Other parts
deeper. The result is an increase of what’s
                                                     of the eye are dependent on Vitamin C for
called ATP. And one of the functions of ATP is
                                                     good health. Cataracts may begin to form
to clean up the waste products of the cells.
                                                     when Vitamin C is deficient.
I’m sure you see the connection. As we get

                                                                              [Continued on page9]

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                                                                                                            Jason Salagubang, MD, is pleased to welcome
                                                                                                               you to the opening of his new practice,
                                                                                                           Whole Health Family Medicine in Apopka, Florida.
                                                                                                           Dr. Salagubang is a family practitioner with a wealth
                                                                                                              of experience in many areas of medicine, from
                                                                                                             smoking cessation to pediatrics and assisting the
                                                                                                           elderly. Dr. Salagubang received his medical degree
                                                                                                           from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in
                                                                                                           Loma Linda, California, and went on to complete a
                                                                                                                Family Medicine residency at Florida Hospital
Macular Degeneration causes a loss of the center of vision
                                                                                                                 Orlando, in 2004. In 2005, he completed a
                                                                                                            fellowship in the area of Geriatrics. Board certified
                                                                                                             in Family Medicine, Dr. Salagubang is the Medical
                                                                                                             Director of Florida Living Nursing Center and he
                                                                                                           participates in many community projects, including:
                                                                                                                involvement in local church health screening
                                                                                                           programs, lectures on healthy aging, extra-curricular
                                                                                                                 sports physicals for high school and college
                                                                                                              students, and the development of a high school
                                                                                                                  mentorship program, “Medical Explorers.”

                                                                                                           MOST MAJOR FORMS OF INSURANCE
Glaucoma can cause a tunnel effect in the center of vision
                                                                                                                        LOCATED AT:
                                                                                                                WHOLE HEALTH FAMILY MEDICINE
                                                                                                                 201 North Park Avenue Suite 201
                                                                                                                      Apopka, Florida 32703
                                                                                                                 Please call for an appointment,

Cataracts will cloud up the entire field of vision                                                     *                                                            *
                                            Spinal                                                                                                               Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                 Health presented by
     March 2009

                                         dr. Adlai green, Chiropractor Apopka wellness Center

                                                                                                                                                                                              By Tiffany Shaheen

                                             Decompression Therapy –
                                                   DRX9000                                                                                                                  Sleeping Your Way
                                                               You’ve s een                 fluids, reducing the size of the                                                 to Better Health
                                                               and heard the                herniation.
                                                               a d ve r t i s e m e n t s                                                              By Jennifer Roberts
                                                               for the DRX9000 –            What you need to know is that the                          A h h h h h…a f u l l n i g h t ’s s l e e p i s s o
                                                               What is it and how           procedure is very relaxing to the point                    refreshing. Sleep is something everybody
                                                               does it work?                that most people fall asleep on the                        craves but busy lifestyles can sometimes
                                                                                            machine. There is usually no time off                      make get ting eight hours of shut eye
                                                              The DRX9000                   from work and the whole process can                        each night impossible. For some who
                                                              is designed to                take between 4-6 weeks. Not everyone                       are looking for more rest, time is not the
                                  provide pain relief for compressive                       i s a candida te for decompres s ion                       problem. It is a health issue. That is where
                                  a n d d e g e n e r a t i ve i n j u r i e s o f t h e    t h e r a p y. I f y o u a r e i n t e r e s t e d i n     a sleep lab can help. Florida Hospital
                                  spine. The DRX 9000 provides relief of                    learning more about this great                             Apopka recently opened a sleep lab
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                                  pain and symptoms associated with                         treatment, then visit our website @ www.                   where patients can see if their lack of
                                  herniated discs, bulging or protruding                    apopkawellnesscenter.com.                                  sleep is due to a sleep disorder or just a
                                  intervertebral disc, degenerative disc                                                                               busy calendar.
                                  disease, posterior facet syndrome and                     If you have been told that you need
                                  sciatica. The therapy is non-invasive                     shots or surgery for your lower back                       It is estimated that two out of every five
                                  and non-surgical.                                         problems then contact our office. If you                   Americans have a serious sleep disorder.
                                                                                            qualify we will do a free trial session                    So getting an overnight check up might
                                  The theory behind spinal decompression                    o n t h e D R X 9 0 0 0 . M o s t I n s u ra n c e         be the first step into making the waking
                                  is a process whereby forces are applied                   companies pay for the majority of your                     hours much more productive. If you have
                                  to the spine in a manner that maximizes                   back treatment.                                            problems falling asleep, maintaining
                                  spinal elongation. Spinal elongation is                                                                              sleep, or excessive daytime sleepiness, it
                                  maximized when paraspinal muscles,                        So we are encouraging you to find out                      might be time for a sleep study.
                                  the muscles that guard the spine from                     more about our treatment and see if I
                                  i nj u r y, a re re l a xe d. T h i s                     can help you regain your health. The                       Pa t ient s check into t he s leep lab a t
                                  allows the forces of                                         longer you delay the harder it will                     a p p roxi ma te ly 8 : 3 0 p.m. Wh i l e t hey
                                  decompression to                                             be for any physician to help you.                       sleep brain waves, muscle tension and
                                  spread apart the                                                                                                     heart rate are monitored. This can tell the
                                                                                                   You can contact Dr. Green at                        doctor what stages of sleep the patient
                                  bony vertebrae.
                                                                                                   407-886-0611 or send an email to:
                                  This relieves                                                                                                        is in minute by minute throughout the
                                                                                                   drgreen@centralfloridajournal.com ■
                                  pressure on                                                                                                          night. “Many patients are apprehensive
                                  the nerves and                                                                                                       that they won’t be able to sleep in those              Diagnosing a sleep disorder is the first
                                  inter ver tebral                                                                                                     conditions,” said Dr. Robert Thornton, a               step to correcting any sleep problems. If
                                  discs. Pres sure                                                                                                     sleep medicine specialist. “But they are               you would like to have your sleep patterns
                                  drops within the                                                                                                     surprised when we show them the data                   eva l u a ted, conta ct Flori d a Ho s p i ta l
                                  disc which can                                                                                                       we collect.”                                           Apopka at 407-646-7466. ■
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Highland Manor Opens Its Doors
          Grand Opening – February 27th
                                                                                                       ENROLL NOW
By Susan Figaro                                     Gin & Tonic Grilled Salmon with griddled
The Highland Manor in Apopka has                    cauliflower, backyard lime butter ($26),
opened its doors. Situated on 11 acres,             or Herb Roasted Organic Chicken with
                                                                                                       SKIN CARE
                                                                                                       NAIL TECH
this historical Victorian home, built at the        mashed potato, asparagus, and pan
turn of the 19th century has been restored.         gravy ($18).
This beautiful setting is very inviting. You
can enjoy a variety of dining experiences           You can stop in for lunch, Sunday Brunch,          Call 321.689.8455
– from private dining rooms with original           high tea or dinner. They also have an
fireplaces to the main dining room to the           extensive wine list.                               tspaOrlando.com

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ballroom with its 3 magnificent crystal                                                                financing available
chandeliers that can serve 300 people.              When the restaurant “officially” seated
Highland Manor, while recreating a                  gues ts for dinner we captured a few               2289 East Semoran Blvd
Victorian décor, offers state of the art            photos and a few stories of this “Grand            Apopka, Florida 32703
technology – including large flat screen            Opening” event.
TVs in the bar areas.
                                                    As an example of the quality of his work,
The menu is American cuisine with a                 John Heizman of John’s Custom Wood
Southern flair, with seasonal and regional          Wo r ks ( S ee h i s ad on page 24) wa s
specialties, flavored with herbs from their         responsible for creating custom tabletops
own garden. Here’s a sampling of the                for the tables in the restaurant!
main dinner dishes : Roasted Bone - in
                                                    Highland Manor is located at 604 East
Pork Chop served with mashed sweet
                                                    Main Street, (Hwy 441) Apopka, FL 32703
potato, green beans, rosemary jus ($19),
                                                    (407) 886-6226 ■

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Five Sisters Reunion and Celebrate a Birthday. These five ladies – all sisters – get together each
year in different parts of the country to enjoy their family ties. Carol was also celebrating her
birthday. AND, 14 years ago, one daughter had her wedding reception here!
L to R – Lorrie Clark, Ruth Johnson, Mildred Uhler, Carol Jean Fiedler & Leah Rutledge.                                       Sod
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Paul and Darlene Syms from Haines              Local residents are the first guests to be seated and
City get to enjoy a cozy dinner together.      served. L to R: Ted & Donna Jenks, Dave & Barb
                                               Knibbs, Dorothy & Bernie Juskie
     March 2009
                                                                                                                                            Save Money With The
                                                                                                                                            “Forever” Stamp                                              you can use the same stamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                         AFTER the postal rate.
                                                 S W E E T WAT E R OA K S GA R D E N C L U B P R E S E N T S                                By Joseph Zollman

                                       The 4th Annual Garden Fair                                                                           The “Forever” stamp is a plain stamp
                                                                                                                                            without any amount printed on it. It’s used
                                                                                                                                                                                                         When the last increase was announced
                                                                                                                                                                                                         from 41 to 42 cents a man in Detroi t
                                                                                                                                            during the time when there are postal rate                   bought 25,000 stamps paying $10,250
                                                  Sunday, March 15 • 10am-4:30pm
                                                                                                                                            increases.                                                   dollars. His actual saving was only 250
                                 Looking for some plants or shrubs to spruce up your home? Looking for some plant                                                                                        dollars. However, now that there’s another
                                 advice from the experts? Looking to just do something with the kids? Visit the 4th                         There’s going to be postage rate increase                    postal increase coming, he’ll make some
                                 Annual Garden Fair held at Sweetwater Square, 900, Fox Valley Drive in Longwood.                           on May 11. First class stamps will be 44                     more money, if he has some stamps left.
                                 (Intersection of Wekiva Springs Road and Fox Valley Drive) Admission and parking                           cents and postcards will be 28 cents. The
                                                                                                                                            “Forever” stamp will not be affected by the                  Watch for announcements of the increase.
                                 are free.
                                                                                                                                            increase until it takes place. That’s How                    Stock up on stamps prior to the increase.
                                 The Garden Fair is a family event. You’ll find lots of plants, shrubs, nature                              You Make Money. If you buy them now,                         Don’t wait until the last minute, or they
                                 photography, yard art and accessories offered by over 50 vendors. Your kids will                           you’ll pay the current postal rate – and                     may be gone!
                                 find plenty of activities. You can learn directly from the
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                                 Japanese Steakhouse Seafood & Sushi Bar

                                 Where your dinner is prepared and                                                           We cater
                                 cooked right in front of you by our chef.                                                     for all

                                                                                                                                            American Indian Art
                                                                                                                                            Vi s i t i ng a s ta m p s h ow i s n ot j u s t fo r        in preparation and will be in New York in
                                                                                                                                            stamp collectors. In fact, non- collectors                   2016.
                                                                                                                                            immensely enjoy the experience. They
                                                                                                                                            d i s c ove r i n f o r m a t i o n t h ey h a d n o t       At a recent show there was an attractive
                                                                                                                                            expected. They may even choose to                            display of captivating expressions of
                                                                                                                                            start stamp collecting as a great hobby.                     Native Indian Art stamps. Ten stamps
                                                                                                                                            Yo u n g s t e r s m i g h t e v e n f i n d s t a m p       appeared on a sheet headed “Art of the
                                                                                                                                            collecting more interes ting than the                        American Indian” and each stamp had a
                                                                                                                                            violent video games.                                         description. The stamps were released a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         few years ago during the Santa Fe Indian
                                                                                                                                            S tamp s hows are held in mos t ci ties                      Market. This annual event attracts over
                                                                                                                                            sponsored by local stamp clubs and                           one hundred thousand people to the
                                                                                                                                            have three elements. One show is where                       town.
                                                                                                                                            d e a l e r s d i s p l a y a l l fa c e t s o f s t a m p
                                                                                                                                            collecting, The second type of show is                       The stamps feature photographs of ten
                                                                                                                                            usually a postal booth by the U.S. Postal                    American Indian artifacts from the 11th
                                                                                                                                            Service selling stamps at face value. The                    Century to circa 1969. The back of each
                                                                                                                                            selection of stamps is better than what’s                    stamp reflects the story of the item shown
                                                                                                                                            available at the local post office. At the                   and the collector copied it to explain
                                                                                                                                            least you’ll save a trip to your post office!                the items. The stamps are in 37 cents
                                                                                                                                            Plus, you’ll get to put unusual or more                      denominations. There was also a 2 cent
                                                                                                                                            attractive stamps on your mail.                              Navajo necklace stamp.

                                               10%             LUNCH & DINNER MENU                                                          The third element fascinates children and                    The Art of the American Indian stamps
                                                OFF                    Sunday thruThursday Only                                             adults alike. Club members display frames                    illustrate the talent, ingenuity and artistic
                                                                                                                                            of their collection. These cover astounding                  skills of a variet y of Native American
                                                  with party of 4 or more. Must present coupon. Expires April 15, 2009.
                                                                                                                                            topics. There might be a display showing                     communities across the centuries.
                                                                                                                                            all breeds of dogs or cats, wild animals,
                                              Only 15 min. from Apopka!                                                                     paintings by renowned or contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Joseph Zollman is living in Altamonte Springs. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                         is a philatelic columnist. He served in the early
                                      Lunch Hours: 11am–2:30pm Sun.–Fri., Closed Lunch on Sat.                                              artists, or diamonds on stamps. The topics                   days of the United Nations Postal Administration
                                                                                                                                            go from Art to Zoology.                                      in a publicity capacity, was associate editor at
                                      Dinner Hours: 4–9:30pm Sun.–Thurs., 4–10pm Fri. & Sat.                                                                                                             Scott Publishing, and Editor in Chief at Minkus
                                                                                                                                            The national and international shows                         Stamp. His interest in stamps started when he was
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ten years old and now seven decades later he is
                                 Ph: 352-383-6119 Fax: 352-383-9363               •                                                         feature dealers, postal administrations
                                                                                                                                            and displays from collectors around the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         still as enthusiastic as ever in the King of Habbies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Hobby of Kings. He can be contacted at:
                                          18862 US Hwy 441. Mount Dora (Corner of Donnelly St. & US 441)                                    world. The next US International is already                  stamps@centralfloridajournal.com ■

                                                                                     Dane Nortec:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 2009
                                                                                          The Answer Man
                                              Yo u ’ r e n o t a c t u a l l y t h a t o l d . Yo u r   and forgotten? Are you who and what you         S i nce you d o n’ t have a ny ot he r job
                                              experience will be a strong asset. But, with              wanted to be?                                   options, there is NO choice to make. You
                                              so many people out of work, as new job                                                                    definitely should take the Tampa job. And
                                              opportunities open up, it’s going to be                   Make sure there are no Un-fulfilled dreams      before you sit down at your new desk, ask
                                              highly competitive for all the good jobs.                 a nd goal s t ha t a re packed away in          for a one-on-one meeting with your new
                                                                                                        there.                                          boss. Tell him you want to have a clear

                                              Add all these problems together and                                                                       understanding of WHAT he expects you to
      I have a great job. I’ve been quite
                                              it WILL seem like your right for being                    If you find any dreams or goals worth
      successful. I like what I’m doing.                                                                                                                accomplish for him – AND – by when. Tell
                                              concerned with your finances. But, the                    re-awakening, you MUST create a plan
The salary and benefits are great. The                                                                                                                  him you work better when you have goals
                                              reality is that’s NOT your only concern.                  of action that will put you on the road to
owner is not the greatest guy to work                                                                                                                   and a plan for when to accomplish them.
                                                                                                        accomplishing those goals.
for, but he’s done a great job building                                                                                                                 Trust me. He’ll appreciate your attitude.
                                              As you start to read my response, it will seem like
this business and he does try to be           I’m not answering your question. Just be patient,         The plan doesn’t have to be extensive or
                                              you’re only a few paragraphs away from what I                                                             Then just settle in at your new job and
understanding.                                                                                          elaborate. Just put a time line on WHEN
                                              suggest you do in your situation.                                                                         each weekend, check your personal
                                                                                                        you’ll reach the goal or goals. Then figure
So, what’s my problem? He’s retiring                                                                                                                    goals, Things To Do list and make sure
                                              I know how important it is to make money.                 out what actions you need to take, in
and selling the business. The new owner                                                                                                                 EACH week you’re doing something to
                                              But, at 50 years old, this current problem                order to accomplish the goals. Put them
is going to relocate the business to                                                                                                                    make them a reality.
                                              should be viewed as a Wake -Up Call.                      into sequence and assign them to the
                                              It’s the perfect time to Step Back – Take                 week they should be worked on. You’ll           Oh, one more thing. Just like the Health
                                                                                                        be checking that list ever y weekend

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I’ve had two meetings with him and I          A Deep Breath put the money pressures                                                                     Insurance, there’s a little Job Insurance
                                              aside and focus for a moment on the ME                    to schedule them into the next week’s           you should be doing. Add the goal of
know already that it’s not going to be
                                              factor. “Me” is you – what is it YOU want?                “Things To Do”.                                 having a new job, that’s local and as
easy to get along with him.
                                              I’m not saying abandon your wife and                                                                      good as the one you have. Be sure you
                                                                                                        Why am I asking you to do this? Because
I am 50 years old. I have two children in     kids. I’m suggesting you make sure you’re                                                                 add this to your goal list. And just like
                                                                                                        inside all of us are un-fulfilled dreams. And
college, a large house and a wife with        comfortable in the other areas of your life                                                               the other goals, make sure you’re doing
                                                                                                        the older we get, the more time we spend
a health condition that would bankrupt        besides career.                                                                                           something about it Every Week.
                                                                                                        regretting What We Didn’t Do. That’s why
us if it weren’t for the extensive health
                                              Yes, you’re 50. That’s NOT old in today’s                 I like the saying “You have to Stop The Way     That will make sure you’re not surrendering
                                              world. And Yes, you’re about to make a                    You Don’t Do Things” [I have to credit the      your future to the whimsy of life and other
I’ve already started looking for a new        decision that’s going to affect your life for             publisher Dan Cetrone for creating that         people – like your new boss.
job. I am starting to get a little uptight.   quite some time. But it’s going to affect                 saying].
My family - and even myself – have            more than just your finances.                                                                             That’s the package you need to maximize
                                                                                                        Once you’ve got a plan for your un -            your current challenge.
gotten accustomed to a comfortable
                                              Think of it this way. Suppose your new                    fulfilled goals, you’re ready to put all your
                                              bos s is ver y succes sful. And he even                   energies to work on the job decision.           That’s My Answer, Man ■
The combination of the economy and            gives you a raise and opens an office in
my age are not my best advantages.            Orlando for you to manage. Your wife is
If I don’t get a job with near what I’m
getting now, serious financial pressures
                                              cured completely and your kids both win
                                              FULL scholarships. All problems solved.                      A New
will start happening quickly.                 Uh-Uh.

As for the Tampa job, the long hours          N o m a t t e r w h a t a re a o f l i fe we’re
would be harder to absorb, with the two
hour travel time. I need to tell them what
                                              successful in, we all need a different set
                                              of beliefs, experience and attitude to be                    A New
my plans are by May 1st.This is a serious
situation that needs the right decision
now. I’d like to read what you would do
                                              successful in the other unrelated areas
                                              of life.

                                              Obviously, you’ve been successful in your
in my place.
                                              business career. The decision you make

A     You don’t want to hear what I would
      do ‘In Your Place’. That would be
based on who I AM. You need to realign
                                              now, will be using up all your energies
                                              and attention for at least the next several
your thinking to find out who YOU ARE and
that will lead to the right decision.         A major part of the decision process MUST
                                              be based on your plan for what I call “The
Obviously, you need to be concerned           End Game” – that’s the time between now
about how the new owner will affect your      and the rest of your life. That’s important
financial condition. But, there’s more to     because that’s where you’ll be spending
this than the job situation.                  most of your time.
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First, even if you take the safe route and    I’m NOT suggesting you star t

do the Tampa commute, that’s not going        contemplating the Meaning And Reason
to protect your finances. The owner can       For Life. I am strongly suggesting you give
decide at any time to reduce the health       some thought to the purpose for YOUR
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In the meantime, the economy is going         your closet or garage and found an item
to take time to re-build itself. You may      you’d long forgotten about? Sometimes
find yourself being forced to find a new      it’s still unpacked or unused. What dreams                   w w w. c e n t r a l f l o r i d a o r t h o d o n t i c s . c o m
job again.                                    can you find that have been stored away
           8                                                                                                                           Living to 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                      was over 20 years ago and the figure is
                                                                                                                                       [Continued from page 1]
                                                                                              Longer •                                                                                                now much higher.
     March 2009

                                                                                                                                       one in two people. Again – it IS highly

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The World Health Organization rated
                                                                                                                                       avoidable. My research database is
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the top 25 developed countries for Life
                                                                                                                                       filled with studies that constantly link
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Expectancy. The USA was ranked 15th.
                                                                                                                                       the most common cancers – breast,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      That was in 2001. In less than 8 years,
                                                                                               by dan Cetrone                          p ro s t a t e a n d b owe l – to d i e t a n d
                                                                                                                                                                                                      we’ve dropped to almost the bottom of
                                                                                                                                       lifestyle. The American Cancer Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the top 50. See the chart below.
                                        Greece – Symi, A Greek Island
                                                                                                                                       said that 90 % of colorectal cancer
                                                                                                                                       cases are preventable.                                         With all the medical technology we
                                            Residents live to over 100 years old!                                                      S everal prominent doctors have
                                                                                                                                                                                                      brag about, and the greatest health
                                                                                                                                                                                                      system, why is it we now have only a life
                                                                                                                                       reported on the ability of the body to
                                 We visited Okinawa last issue. Now it’s time      Emotionally, the Greeks, like the Italians,                                                                        expectancy of 78 years? Although we
                                                                                                                                       deal with cancer… and that ability
                                 to visit Greece, where they rely heavily          express their feelings, argue, cry and are                                                                         can blame the environment and other
                                                                                                                                       relies heavily on nutrition. Bottom line:
                                 on the Mediterranean diet. The Grecians           physical with each other. This lowers stress                                                                       causes that we can’t control, we MUST
                                                                                                                                       Proper nutrition could prevent 50-90%
                                 have always been known for how healthy            and obviously is good for their heart and                                                                          face the fact that 90% of deaths are diet
                                                                                                                                       of all cancer.
                                 they are, especially on Crete. But, we’re         mind.                                                                                                              and lifestyle related.
                                 not just looking for good health. We want                                                             What about in those countries where
                                 to find some ‘Ancient Greeks’ – ancient by        Aedidios Polyxena is 108. His wife died                                                                            How can we convert that to GOOD news?
                                                                                                                                       people regularly live well into their
                                 comparison to us. For that we’ll have to go       when she was 106. They lived half way up                                                                           We have the ability to live long and
                                                                                                                                       nineties and hundreds. Do they have the
                                 the Greek island called Symi.                     the village steps. Every day she’d go down                                                                         healthy lives if we take the responsibility
                                                                                                                                       same Top Two Killers? NO - These same
                                                                                   with Aedidios, to see him off on his fishing                                                                       for How We Live. Take a look at the Life
                                                                                                                                       longest-living people have extremely
                                 Even though there are ancient Greeks                                                                                                                                 Expectancy Chart and read this month’s
                                                                                                                                       low rates of heart disease, and cancer
                                 on Symi, they are not limping around on                                                                                                                              second installment in the Living Longer
                                                                                                                                       is rare or non-existent. AND they have
                                 canes. Men in their seventies and eighties                                                                                                                           article on this page. Use the information
                                                                                                                                       exceptionally youthful arteries. Are they
                                 are in great shape. Vigorously active, they                                                                                                                          to decide how you can start off slowly.
                                                                                                                                       active? Do they eat a better diet? Read
                                 flirt openly with any woman who passes                                                                                                                               What 2 or 3 small steps can you take to
                                                                                                                                       this month’s Living Longer article on this
                                 by. There’s a good reason. The women                                                                                                                                 change your lifestyle?
                                                                                                                                       page to find out.
                                 their age are also vigorous with beautiful
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                                 skin and hair. Compare that to the billions                                                                                                                          One final concept: These ideas and
                                                                                                                                       We’re supposed to be the healthiest
                                 spent on plastic surgery, skin and hair care                                                                                                                         concepts are NOT Just For ‘OLD’ people.
                                                                                                                                       nation on earth. If that’s true, why did
                                 in America.                                                                                                                                                          What you do NOW at any age WILL pay
                                                                                                                                       the Repor t On Health and Nutrition
                                                                                                                                                                                                      off with extra years of living. And you’ll
                                                                                                                                       reveal that almost 75% of deaths in the
                                 There are less than 3,000 Greeks living on                                                                                                                           be in better health than the people who
                                                                                                                                       USA involve nutritional deficiency? That
                                 Symi. Everyone is active. Men and women                                                                                                                              ignore this information. ■
                                 can be seen chasing their herds, collecting
                                                                                   Resident of Symi from website at:
                                 herbs, gardening and making yogurt. Look
                                 closely and you’ll see many of them are in        Go to the website to see this beautiful location.
                                 their nineties or older. If they’re not working
                                 on land, you can see them leaving early,
                                                                                                                                                           Life Expectancy Chart
                                                                                                                                                                            [See UNITED STATES @ # 45]
                                 in the morning, on brightly painted fishing       boat. She made two more round trips each
                                 boats, that have oars, not motors.                day, carrying her vegetables and herbs, to          1 Macau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.45        26 U.S. Virgin Islands/US . . . . . . . . . 79.2
                                                                                   sell in town. Then at night she again made          2 Andorra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.67        27 Malta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.15
                                 Regardless of their age, they work hard                                                               3 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.07        28 Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.11
                                                                                   the trip to greet Aedidios when his boat
                                 fishing all day and return at night to sell                                                           4 Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.89          29 South Korea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.10
                                 their lobsters, giant sardines, and prawns                                                            5 San Marino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.88           30 Luxembourg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.03
                                 to the shops in the harbor and the houses         A vegetarian who never smoked, she was              6 Hong Kong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.77            31 Montserrat/UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
                                 on the hillside.                                  very spiritual and only drank on special            7 Gibraltar/UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.9          32 New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.96
                                                                                   occasions. Like most of her friends, she was        8 Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.64          33 Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.95
                                 The single most important reason for their                                                            9 Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.63        34 Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.92
                                                                                   never sick and never went to a doctor. She
                                 long and healthy lives is their diet. They                                                            10 Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.62           35 Guam/US. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.76
                                                                                   died peacefully in her sleep, on her 106th
                                 are hearty eaters – but don’t overeat.                                                                11 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.57        36 Saint Pierre/France . . . . . . . . . 78.76
                                 Olive oil, usually flavored with herbs. Fish,                                                         12 Guernsey/UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.53              37 United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.71
                                 tomato sauces, goat cheese, yogurt, and           Here again, we see how lifest yle and               13 Iceland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.43         38 European Union . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.70
                                 a little meat with their lightly cooked or raw    nutrition play a big part in living longer          14 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.34          39 Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.66
                                 vegetables. And it’s all washed down with         and healthier lives.                                15 Cayman Islands/UK . . . . . . . . . 80.2                    40 Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.55
                                 moderate quantities of wine.                                                                          16 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.94   41 Puerto Rico/US . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.54
                                                                                   If you want to see actual pictures of the           17 Monaco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.82          42 Bosnia & Herzegovina . . . . . . . 78.17
                                 The dietary staples are fresh homemade            beautiful Island of Symi, go to the website:        18 Liechtenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.81           43 Bermuda/UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.13
                                 bread, olive oil, feta cheese, soups, stews,      www.symivisitor.com/ Look on the lower              19 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.78       44 Saint Helena/UK . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.09
                                 fish, and organic fruits and vegetables.          left where it says, PHOTOS.                         19 Norway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.78         45 United States . . . . . . . . . . . 78.06
                                 There is no refined or processed food.
                                                                                                                                       19 Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.78    46 Cyprus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.98
                                                                                   After we’ve visited a few more countries,
                                 Exercise is automatic. There are 387 stone                                                            22 Jersey/UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.51          47 Denmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.96
                                                                                   we’ll compare the similarities and even
                                 steps that lead up through the village. They                                                          23 Faroe Island/Denmark . . . . . . 79.49                      48 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.9
                                                                                   share some of the recipes. We’ll analyze
                                 go up and down the steps several times                                                                25 Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.21       49 Portugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.87
                                                                                   their diets to find the hidden ingredients,
                                 each day. Most of them don’t do ALL the                                                                                                                              50 Albania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.6
                                                                                   like tomatoes. You’ll read an extensive
                                 steps at once. That’s because there’s a bar       report on the value of tomatoes and why
                                 at the 357th step. Naturally they stop, have      lycopene is just as beneficial for women                 Add an extra 14 years to
                                 a drink and talk to their friends.                and men.
                                                                                                                                         A ma jor stu dy of 20,
                                                                                                                                                                     your life
                                                                                                                                                                   000 me n an d and veg
                                                                                                                                        women bet ween ag                                          etables will get you at
                                 The fishermen work hard at the oars – at all      We’ll also be interviewing our local readers                                       e s 4 5 & 7 9 a few yea                                        lea st
                                                                                                                                        showed how to add 14                                         rs.
                                 ages. The farmers run all over the hillside       who are in their 80’s to see how their                                            years to your
                                 taking care of their herds and gardens.                                                                life. Eat ing at lea st five
                                                                                   lifestyles compare to the countries we’re                                          ser vin gs of Par tici pa nts we re giv
                                                                                                                                        fru its an d veg eta ble                                                        en 1 po int for
                                                                                   exploring.                                                                       s a da y, no t each healthy hab
                                 Symiots believe they live longer because                                                                smoking and drinkin                                                       it they had. Those
                                                                                                                                                                      g a l c o h o l wit h a per fec t 4 live
                                 they fill their days with living, loving and                                                                mo derate ly cou ld ad d                                                  d, on ave rag e,
                                                                                   Next month, we’ll be visiting                                                          14 yea rs almost a decade and a
                                 eating. Again, they do NOT overeat. They                                                                      to your life, according to                                                   hal f longer
                                                                                   a count y high up in the                                                                  British than those who scored a zero
                                 have a beautiful environment on the               mountains of China. You’ll                                   researchers.                                                                      . What
                                                                                                                                                                                       ha d the mo st po siti ve
                                 ocean with fresh air and clean soil. They                                                                                                                                                 effe ct? The
                                                                                   find out how these people                                                                          people who stopped sm
                                 are all happy, in fact serene. They prefer to                                                                  Even i f you don' t d                                                      oking.
                                                                                   and even their horses live                                                              o five
                                 keep themselves busy and fulfilled – and                                                                       ser vings, increa sing you
                                                                                   extra-long lives. ■                                                                      r frui ts I f yo u ' re i n t e re s t e d i n
                                 they work hard all their lives.                                                                                                                      smoking, see the ad on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          page 9.
                                                                                                        MND                                                     We’ve a l so s ta r ted develop ing
           Publisher’s Unique Database Discovers Link                                                   [Continued from page 3]                                 supplements to use in preventing and
                  Between Aging And Disease                                                                                                                     treating the different Eye Diseases.
                                                                                                        There should be a standardized way to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   March 2009
The medical research database designed by our publisher, Dan Cetrone,                                                                                           As part of our research we are acquiring
has the unique ability to make comparisons between thousands of research                                feed these nutrients to the eye. There is
                                                                                                                                                                t wo of the machines and will be
studies. It doesn’t just                                                                                ONE solution being developed. You’ll
                                                                                                                                                                arranging for local doctors to be trained
                                                                                                        read about it at the end of the article.
do key word searches,
like on Google.                 Aging Is Several Processes                                                                                                      in its use. We will then use this to compile
                                                                                                                                                                our own local research. We are also
                                                                                                        A s yo u c a n S E E – t h e r e i s r e l i a b l e
A n ove r s i m p l i f i e d
explanation of what              Similar To Those That                                                  research – some decades old that is
                                                                                                        crying out to be heard. The message
                                                                                                                                                                investigating MCS machines that can
                                                                                                                                                                be used by patients in their homes. I’ll
it does : it analy zes
t he actua l da ta to                Cause Diseases                                                     is “Eye Diseases Respond Well To A
                                                                                                        Nutritional Treatment or MCS”
                                                                                                                                                                be reporting on these projects as they
find relationships                One recent discovery, from the
                                                                      medical research database,
between other                     reve aled that som e of the proc                                                                                              This information is extremely important
                                                                       esse s that cau se aging are     T h a t ’s t h i s m o n t h’s a r t i c l e o n E ye
research projects.                related to mechanisms that also                                                                                               to doctors AND patients. We’re talking
                                                                      cause disease. This is a major    Diseases. If you’re feeling like you want
                                  discovery. It proves that hum                                                                                                 about BLINDNESS and cures or at least
                                                                  ans can use this informa tion         more information, now you know how
No one scientist or              prevent or trea t these des truc                                  to                                                           lessening the SYMPTOMS, without side
                                                                  tive age -rela ted processes.         I felt when I started this research. Every
research center can                                                                                                                                             effects.
                                                                                                        page leads to wanting to find out more.
m a ke t h e s e k i n d s       The mos t recent connection invo
                                                                      lved one of the mechanisms
of comparisons.                  for cancer. There’s a similar proc                                                                                             I’m also compiling a list of doctors that
                                                                      ess in aging. This means we       The story definitely won’t end here. For
T h ey w o u l d n e e d        now know how, whe n and why                                                                                                     use these techniques. There’s no way to
                                                                      agin g cell s are more likel y    now, you have a basic understanding
expertise in all the            to turn can cerous. This discove                                                                                                put all this information into articles – AND
                                                                     ry also reve aled how aging        of what’s happening in the treatment of
different sciences.             cell s can mal func tion in a way                                                                                               – there are people outside our area that
                                                                       that will eve ntua lly cau se    Eye Diseases.
A n d t h e y ’d h a v e        diss ipation [drain all our ene                                                                                                 can use this important information. All
                                                                rgies] and lead to dea th.
to be able to scan                                                                                      I’ve been very impressed with the                       this research needs to be in an easy to
a ll t he worldwide             The info rma tion can be use                                            results because Eye diseases ARE                        understand book. That book is already
                                                                   d to PRE VEN T and TREAT the
re s e a rc h s t u d i e s .   problem of aging cell s.                                                such a ca ta st rophe, and doctor s                     underway and will be available by the
Even if you could                                                                                       and patients need to know about this                    end of July.
do them manually,              This disc ove ry also con firm s
                                                                 that anyone wan ting to live           information.
                               healthy extended life span can                                     a
it would take                                                        take simple steps based on                                                                 If you have a need for any or all this
                               this information. These steps will                                                                                               information, send me an e - mail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
years, during                                                       protect them from the causes        As I’ve said, There s hould be a
which, information            of premature aging and deg                                                standardized way to feed these                          Let me know whether you want the
                                                                enerative diseases.
from current                                                                                            nutrients to the eyes. And I know of at                 supplement information, the DMSO
                              You ma y hav e to rea d thes                                                                                                      or to reserve your copy. No Payment
studies would be                                                e last few par agr aph s a few          least two ways to do it.
                              times to understand the con                                                                                                       N ow. Yo u’l l b e n ot i f i e d wh e n t h e
producing new                                                  cept. Small price to pay for the
                              confirmation that changes in                                              I’m working wi t h a compounding                        supplements and book are ready to
information.                                                   our lifestyle WILL definitely mak
                              a difference in how LONG and                                       e
                                                                  WELL we live.                         pharmacist to develop the Advanced                      be shipped. ■
                                                                                                        DM S O formula t ha t can be made
                                                                                                        available by prescription.

                                                                                                                 Winter Clean Up –
                                                                                                            What to Do for Spring Blooms
                                                                                                        By Dan Cetrone
                                                                                                        This winter had a record cold – 10 degrees below the norm. And, our lawns,
                                                                                                        shrubs and plants suffered from this cold. The lawns have turned brown, shrubs
                                                                                                        have either turned brown or the leaves have fallen off. Those delicate plants
                                                                                                        that are known not to withstand freezing temperatures are gone. Listen to your
                                                                                                        friends and neighbors. They’ll tell you that plants they’ve had for years died in
                                                                                                        this cold season.

                                                                                                        Safari Landscaping & Sod has started clearing and cleaning my lawn, bushes
                                                                                                        and trees. It’s not only just a clean up. It’s in preparation for converting the
                                                                                                        landscaping into xeriscaping. Read the main article explaining xeriscaping
                                                                                                        and the benefits, on page 20.

                                                                                                        As Safari Landscaping & Sod does their work, I’ll be showing the before and
                                                                                                        after photos and tracking the reduced use of water, etc.

                                                                                                        I’ve also asked Don Hardee of Safari Landscaping & Sod, for some suggestions
                                                                                                        for our readers, on what to do, now that the warm weather is heading our way.
                                                                                                        Here are his suggestions:

                                                                                                        • Shrubs and other Plants: Trim back your shrubs and remove the dead plants.
                                                                                                          Many plants may have lost their leaves, but underneath there is life. Trimming
                                                                                                          will help the new growth emerge.
                                                                                                        • Lawn: Now is the time to fertilize, and resume twice a week watering. Also this
                                                                                                          is the perfect time to sod the bad areas before the summer heat. It would be
                                                                                                          a good idea to have your irrigation checked to be sure it’s working properly
                                                                                                          and efficiently.
                                                                                                        • Mulch: Now is also the time to mulch to keep the weeds under control.

                                                                                                        Don Hardee, Owner of Safari Landscaping & Sod, is a native Apopkan. His
                                                                                                        family has been in the nursery business for decades. I’ve seen some of his
                                                                                                        clients’ homes. His work reflects his creativity. In just two visits to my property, the
                                                                                                        transformation is dramatic.

                                                                                                        If you’ve got landscaping problems, contact Don at Safari Landscaping & Sod.
                                                                                                        See their ad on page 5.
     March 2009

                                    Life Perspective from a

                                   Grumpy Old Man
                                     By Tom Snyder

                                 I want to make it clear that I do            information and advice on how to             t h e a m o u n t o f B PA t h a t
                                 NOT write with a bias, I write               protect yourself and your family:            leaches out.
                                 with a vengeance.
                                                                              Most of the headlines have focused           T r y g l a ss baby bot t les.
                                 These manufacturers know the                 on baby bottles and sippy cups               I’ve seen tests that show
                                 dangers in their products and                made with BPA, because of the                plastic baby bottles that are
                                 that means they don’t care about             research that links it to serious            advertised as "BPA free"
                                 the harm they’re doing to their              problems. BPA has been found                 from Born Free, Evenflo,
                                 customers. Their first loyalty is            in all sorts of plastic products,            MAM, Medela, and Nuby
                                 to their bottom line.                        i nclud i n g the spor ts bottles            that have “negligible amounts”                Of
                                                                              mentioned above, food-storage                of t he chem ic a l. I person a l l y         course, with
                                 The ‘vengeance’ part should be               c ont a i ner s a nd even p op c or n        would not use ANY plastic bottle              that kind of profit picture,
                                 in your boycotting the product.              products. One big problem is It's            – and I certainly wouldn’t let a              we’ll have to ignore the fact that
                                 That protects you and hits the               also used in the linings of cans.            baby u se them. We’re t a l k i n g           the original drug Lumigan lowers
                                 manufacturer right where it hurts                                                         about hormones leaching out of                eye pressure in glaucoma patients.
                                 the most - that bottom line.                 Most polycarbonate plastics made             the plastic. Glass bottles are the
                                                                              with BPA, which are hard and                                                               That shouldn’t be a problem. Even
                                                                                                                           answer. Yes, they're breakable
                                 Read the three reports in this               generally clear like glass, might                                                          though it could have the same
                                                                                                                           and can get very hot. But, they
                                 m o n t h’ s c o l u m n a n d s e e fo r    be marked with the letters "PC"                                                            effect on women – especially since
                                                                                                                           can’t possibly cause cancer or
                                 yourself why it’s so important for                                                                                                      they’re painting it on their eyelids
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                                                              and/or a number 7 recycling code.            other diseases.
                                 you – as a customer – to know what           Look in the triangle on the bottom.                                                        once a day.
                                 you’re putting on and in yourself            But baby bottles might not be                Check you r reusable water
                                 and your family.                                                                                                                        With a $500 million dollar a year
                                                                              marked, and not all 7s have BPA.             bottles to see whether they're
                                                                                                                                                                         potential, we don’t want to be an
                                                                                                                           polycarbonate. If they are, or if
                                                                              Re c ent l y, Wa l-M a r t a nd Toys                                                       alarmist. What’s the big deal?
                                                                                                                           you're not sure, replace them
                                                                                                                                                                         The most it can do is mask an
                                    Plastics Update                           "R" Us announced plans to stop
                                                                              selling baby bottles w ith BPA.
                                                                                                                           with stainless steel or glass-lined
                                                                                                                                                                         undiagnosed glaucoma.
                                                                              Some manufacturers, including
                                 I’ve been telling you about the                                                                                                         We wouldn’t have to go through
                                                                              Nalgene, known for sports bottles,           Consider cutting down on canned
                                 dangers of the plastic BPA that is                                                                                                      any serious testing for the FDA
                                                                              and Play tex, a maker of baby                foods. Can linings can leach BPA
                                 in a lot of products we use. BPA is                                                                                                     because we’ve already done that
                                                                              products, have said they're going            directly into food. Some studies
                                 commonly found in polycarbonate                                                                                                         when we applied for the Glaucoma
                                                                              to stop using BPA. And Canada                are now suggesting that BPA can
                                 baby bottles and sport bottles as                                                                                                       medicine.
                                                                              is really on the move, with plans            even leach i nto ca n ned l iqu id
                                 well as in the lining of canned
                                                                              for reg ulations to prohibit the             infant formula.                               Besides, the cosmetic industry is
                                 foods. It’s even in pizza boxes.
                                                                              importation, sale, and advertising                                                         not heavily regulated and it’s not
                                                                                   of polycarbonate baby                   Use this information to protect
                                 This chemical can                                                                                                                       being consumed. It’s just going on
                                                                                           bottles containing the          yourself and your family.
                                 mimic estrogen                                                                                                                          the eyes.
                                 and is being                                              chemical.
                                 linked to cancer,                                                                                                                       This is NOT make believe. This is
                                                                                           The latest news finally
                                                                                          comes from a new US
                                                                                                                            The Eyes Have It                             a true story. And, apparently the
                                 d i s e a s e ,                                                                                                                         $500 million was more important
                                                                                          Government advisory-                                                           than putting the women at risk.
                                 d i a b e t e s ,                                                                         L e t’s p r e t e n d w e ’ r e a l a r g e
                                                                                          board draft report on                                                          Latisse is on the market, a nd
                                 reproductive                                                                              pharmaceutical company. We’re
                                                                                          BPA that indicated there                                                       women a r e bu y i n g it w it hout
                                 abnormalities,                                                                            in a board room discussing one
                                                                                         w a s r e a son for some                                                        rea l i zi n g t h at i f a n y of t hem
                                 a nd other hea lth problem s i n                                                          of our products. It’s a drug called
                                                                              concern, especially for infants,                                                           develop Glaucoma, or any other
                                 children and adults. Last April,                                                          L u m i g a n – u s e d for t r e a t i n g
                                                                              children, and pregnant women.                                                              serious eye disease, the Latisse
                                 Canada announced a proposal to                                                            Glaucoma.
                                                                              B u t t h e g o v e r n m e n t h a s n' t                                                 can hide the symptoms.
                                 ban items containing BPA. The US
                                                                              issued a n y new g u idel i nes or           The reports show that it has some
                                 has dragged its legislative feet, but
                                                                              given any advice to consumers.               peculiar side effects, including              Are long eyelashes worth the risk
                                 now Suffolk County legislators, in
                                                                              The govern ment's safety level               that it makes the eyelashes grow.             of delaying necessary treatments
                                 New York have voted unanimously
                                                                              for BPA ex posu re is 20 years               That’s great – now we have two                for serious eye diseases? Are the
                                 t o b a n t he s a le of c h i ld r en’s
                                                                              old and based mainly on studies              products. We just have to promote             women being foolish? NO – not
                                 beverage containers containing
                                                                              that ex posed a n i mals to ver y            it to women by offering longer                unless they read this warning and
                                 the toxic chemical bisphenol A –
                                                                              high levels of BPA. Since then,              and fuller eyelashes. Just don’t              still use Latisse.
                                 that’s BPA.
                                                                              hundreds of studies have shown a             let on that it’s actually a drug for
                                 Legislator Steve Stern said "We              wide range of health effects even            glaucoma. That might turn them                                 [Continued on page 26]
                                 strongly believe that this new law           at levels people might be exposed            off to a great new product
                                 will have a significant impact in            to every day. While you’re waiting           they really need.
                                 protecting the health of our young           for the government to take action,
                                 children by removing products                here are the steps you can take              We can put it out under
                                 containing BPA from the store                t o help r e duc e you r fa m i l y's        a new na me a nd ca l l
                                 shelves in our community."Stern              exposure to BPA.                             it Latisse. The miracle
                                 i s one of t he leg i sl at or s who                                                      eyelash grower would be
                                                                              L o ok for pl a s t ic fo o d- s t or a ge   priced at $120 per month
                                 introduced the bill on January
                                                                              containers marked with recycling             with sales projections of
                                                                              code numbers 1, 2, or 5. If you use          $500 million per year.
                                 Until our government – national,             number 7 polycarbonate bottles
                                 s t a t e a n d l o c a l – fol l o w Ne w   (PC), keep in mind that heating
                                 York’s lead – here’s a review of             and washing them can increase

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                                                                                    Turk will feature selections from the “Sound of                    Monday, March 16                                            Fridays, March 20
                                        Uptown Altamonte Events                     Music.” After 5pm, admission is $5 for adults                      Computer Class: internet: part 2,                               Friday Night live
                                    Visit www.UptownAltamonte.com                   and $1.50 for children ages 5 -12. Children
                                                                                                                                                       the “invisible” web                                         7-9pm • eddie rose Amphitheater
                                    or call 407-571-8863 for more information.      under age 5 and members are admitted free.                                                                                     FREE outdoor concer t featuring Willtown -
                                                                                                                                                       10–11:30pm • Maitland public library.
                                                                                    The Blue Palmetto Café and Gift Shop will be                                                                                   modern, classic and acoustic rock
                                                                                                                                                       This is a class for individuals who have some
                                                                                    open until 7:30pm The Visitor Center will remain
                                                                                                                                                       experience searching the Internet.
                                  Saturday, March 14                                open until 9pm For more information, call 863-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Friday, March 20
                                  Apopka woman’s Club presents:                     676-1408 or visit www.boktowergardens.org
                                                                                                                                                       Monday, March 16                                            emerald ball
                                 “brunch, baskets & beautify”                                                                                          orange County Adoption and Foster                           7:30–11pm • Family life Center Fellowship Hall,
                                  10am-2pm • First baptist Church of Apopka         Sunday, March 15                                                                                                               First united Methodist Church of winter park
                                                                                                                                                       Care Seminar
                                  441 S Highland Ave off Main Street/441, Apopka.   purim disco                                                                                                                    All dances start with a 7:30–8pm group lesson;
                                                                                                                                                       6-7:30pm • Family Services of Metro orlando
                                  $15.00. For more information contact:Susan        1 - 4 pm • JCC of greater orlando                                                                                              fo l l owe d by g e n e ra l b a l l ro o m d a n c i n g
                                                                                                                                                       Free communit y awarenes s meetings
                                  Bornmann at 407-814-8791                          E n j oy d a n c i n g , c o s t u m e c o n t e s t s , f r e e                                                               8–11pm, with a short intermission at 9:30pm,
                                                                                                                                                       about becoming a foster or adoptive family.
                                                                                    appetizers, and a cash bar for Purim, the most                                                                                 which includes exhibitions, announcements,
                                                                                                                                                       Fa m i ly S e r vi ce s o f M e t ro O rl a n d o, 26 0 0
                                  Saturday, March 14                                silly of Jewish holidays. Suitable for families
                                                                                                                                                       Technology Drive, Sui te 25 0, Orlando, FL                  door prizes. $ 6 for members ; $10 for non -
                                  City of Maitland , Movie in the park:             with children ages 7 and under. $25 per family.                                                                                members. 20 0 + dancers at tend, all ages,
                                                                                                                                                       32804. Contact: Anna Brown : 407-398-7334.
                                                                                    For more information: Julie Varkonyi, 407-645-                                                                                 dancing all forms of partner, lead-and-follow
                                  kung Fu panda                                                                                                        abrown@fsmetroorlando.org
                                                                                    5933 x238. Email: Juliev@orlandojcc.org. 851                                                                                   d a n c e s : S w i n g , S m o o t h , L a t i n , C o u n t r y.
                                  8 pm • Quinn Strong park.
                                                                                    N. Maitland Ave., Maitland.                                                                                                    12 5 N . I n t e r l a c h e n Ave, W i n t e r P a r k ,
                                  For more information, City of Maitland Leisure                                                                       Tuesday, March 17
                                  Services, 407-539-6268                                                                                                                                                           www.fumcwp.org. 407-644-6286
                                                                                    Sunday, March 15                                                   Computer Class: Job Hunting resources
                                                                                                                                                       on the internet
                                  Sunday, March 15                                  intergenerational Concert
                                                                                                                                                       7–8:30pm • Maitland public library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, March 21
                                                                                    1pm • Horizon bay                                                                                                              Hike lake louisa State park in Clermont
                                  the Fourth Annual garden Fair and                                                                                    Topics include: Job resources for job hunters,
                                                                                    Piano players of all ages will entertain at the                                                                                8am • lake louisa State park
                                  Floral design exhibit                             Jewish Pavilion’s music program at Horizon                         resume writing sites, and where to find job
                                  10am–4:30pm • Sweetwater Square                                                                                      postings. Registration required.                            Florida Trail As socia tion, Central Florida
                                                                                    Bay at 217 Boston Avenue in Altamonte Springs.
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                  Presented by the Sweetwater Oaks Garden                                                                                                                                          Chapter (7305 US Hwy 27, Clermont 34714).
                                                                                    Contact Nancy Ludin, Executive Director                                                                                        Meet at 8: 00 a.m. at the park's bathhouse
                                  Club. 900 Fox Valley Drive, Longwood. FREE.
                                                                                    of the Jewi s h Pavilion a t 4 07- 678 - 936 3 or                  Wednesday, March 18                                         parking area at the end of the park road. A
                                  The Floral Design Exhibit will be held in the                                                                        winter wednesday Centennial Hikes -
                                                                                    nancyludin@jewishpavilion.org website: www.                                                                                    7-mile hike of outstanding variety: rolling hills,
                                  Community Center, 810 Fox Valley Drive. For
                                                                                    jewishpavilion.org                                                 ocala National Forest - Hike 11                             scrub, hammock, and the namesake lake.
                                  information, vendor contract and directions
                                                                                                                                                       9am • duck pond to Clearwater lake                          Be prepared for stretches of soft sand, steep
                                  visit www.swogc.info or call 407-880-8758.
                                                                                    Sunday, March 15                                                   Join the mid-week hiking group of the Florida               grades (well, for Florida), and limited shade.
                                                                                     Folk Art Home tour                                                Trail Association, Central Florida Chapter                  Bring extra water, sunscreen, hat, and lunch for
                                  Sunday, March 15                                  5-8pm • Jeanine taylor Art gallery                                 and Celebra te t he 10 0 t h B ir t hday of t he            picnic afterwards at the lake. Public is invited.
                                  Moonlight Carillon Concert Series                 $20 per person in advance, call the gallery                        Ocala National Forest by hiking a portion of                Moderate. No pets please. FREE. For more
                                  5–9pm • bok tower gardens                                                                                            the FNST . HIKE 11, the final hike in the series,           information contact: John Cento 407-913-2417
                                                                                    for reservations. Refreshments included. Get
                                  With moonlight s treaming through mos s -                                                                            will be from Duck Pond to Clearwater Lake
                                                                                    a sneak peek into how five local collectors
                                  draped trees and flambeaux illuminating                                                                              where the End of Series Picnic will take place.
                                  the pathways, you can stroll through the
                                                                                    live with contemporary folk art. Participants                                                                                  Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22
                                                                                    board a chauffeured min-bus and visit three                        Public i s invi ted. Lei s u re. FR EE. For more
                                  meditative gardens or relax on a blanket while                                                                                                                                   Sparklers Fundraiser at boston Market
                                                                                    locations within a t wo mile radius of the                         information contact: Rachael & Lou Augspurg
                                  listening to the world-famous 60-bell Singing                                                                                                                                    4pm – closing • boston Market, Alt. Springs
                                                                                    Sanford Historic District. Contact Mary Shaw,                      lourayfl@hotmail.com
                                  Tower carillon. Have a light dinner at the Blue                                                                                                                                  Support the Altamonte Springs Sparklers, a
                                                                                    Gallery Manager. 407-323-2774 Mary@jtfolkart.                                                                                  special needs cheerleading group. Enjoy a
                                  Palmetto Café which will remain open until                                                                           Thursday, March 19
                                                                                    com. Gallery www.galleryonfirst.com                                                                                            delicious meal, while supporting the Sparklers!
                                  7:30pm Concert by carillonneur William De
                                                                                                                                                       it’s Not your Mother’s tea                                  Bring an event ticket to Boston Market and 15%
                                                                                                                                                       5pm • orange County regional History Center                 of your sale will be donated to the Sparklers.
                                                                                                                                                       Spotlights influential women in medicine and                Please contact Sparklers Head Coach: Nin
                                                                                                                                                       features guest speaker Dr. Deborah German,

                                                                                    Lotus Yoga Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   El - khour y at 407- 571- 8814 or rrel - khour y @
                                                                                                                                                       the first Dean of the Universit y of Central                altamonte.org to receive an event ticket.
                                                                                                                                                       Florida’s College of Medicine, who will discuss
                                     — New Students —                                         Kids Yoga (age 4 to 12)
                                                                                                                                                       the challenges and opportunities she has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 22
                                 Bring this ad for one free yoga class                                                                                 faced throughout her career. 65 East Central
                                                                                            Saturdays, March 21 & April 4                                                                                          backpack to Hidden pond.
                                                                                                                                                       Boulevard, Orlando. Admission $25, Free to
                                                                                                 11:30am–12:15pm                                                                                                   Good beginner trip. About 6 miles in and 6 miles
                                                                                                                                                       members of the Historical Society. Please call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   out. Please RSVP. Group size limited. Public is
                                                                                     Healing Circle: For Healers & Healees                             (407) 836-7010 to R.S.V.P. Reception begins at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   invited. Moderate. FREE Contact Rodney Posey
                                                                                             March 23, April 6 & 20                                    5 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m. Visit www.
                                                                                                     6–7pm                                             thehistorycenter.org for more information.

                                                                                               Hypnosis for Weight Loss                                Thursday, March 19                                          Sunday, March 22
                                                                                                 Saturday, March 21                                                                                                 Altamonte Springs Services & Altamonte
                                                                                                                                                       7:30–9pm • eddie rose Amphitheater                           Jazz ensemble presents daniel Jordan –
                                                                                      The Weight Rollercoaster Stops Here!                                                                                         “Saxophonist extraordinare”.
                                                                                               Sunday, March 29                                                                                                    3pm • eastmonte Civic Center
                                                                                                1:30pm–2:30pm                                                                                                      830 Magnolia Drive (off Ronald Reagan Blvd.),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Altamonte Springs. Admission: $5 at the door.
                                                                                              Kaleidoscope Film Club –                                                                                             For more information: 407-322-7528
                                                                                             Life Enriching Film & Dialog
                                                                                             “Conversations with God.”                                                                                             Monday, March 23
                                                                                                     Friday March 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   orlando Marine institute presents the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4th Annual oMi golf Scramble
                                                                                                     “Run Lola Run”                                                                                                to benefit kids
                                                                                    What role does Fate really play in our lives?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   11:30am • tuscawilla Country Club
                                                                                                  Friday April 10

                                                                                           An Evening with Aline Corboz
                                                                                           Meet, Greet, and Meditate with
                                                                                         this Healing Spirit from Switzerland
                                                                                               Friday, April 3, 7:30–9pm                               The Russian born members of CirqueMosphere,
                                                                                                                                                       an artistic troupe of performers and winners of
                                       Hatha, Vinyasa,                                       Metaphysical Movie Night,                                 numerous top prizes in a variety of International
                                    Kundalini, Multi-Style,                                            “Blue Apples"                                   circus competitions, comes to Cranes Roost for
                                   Breathing & Stretching,                                   by investigative Mythologist                              performances each month. Guests will enjoy
                                      and Toddler Yoga                                      William Henry. You will find the
                                                                                                                                                       feats of Mime, Magic, Juggling and Balancing
                                                                                           greatest secrets of Christianity;
                                                                                                                                                       with two free shows at 7:30 and 8:30.
                                                                                     its origins with the stargate secrets of the
                                                                                        gods of ancient Sumeria and Egypt.                                                                                         The tournament is open only to amateur golf
                                                                                                 Sunday, April 5, 7-9pm                                Friday, March 20                                            players. Many prizes. Event at 1500 Winter
                                                                                                                                                       blood pressure Checks by the Maitland                       S p r i n g s B l vd . , W i n t e r S p r i n g s . F o r m o r e
                                                                                         For a complete schedule, visit                                Fire department                                             information, contact the Orlando Marine
                                                                                     www.LotusYogaCenter.com                                           10:30 - 11:30am • Maitland public library                   Institute. 407-886-5405.
                                                                                                                                                       No registration necessary.
                                                                                                (see our ad on this page)
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Monday, March 23                                                     Ticket s, Orlando Ballet S ales Of fice :
osceola County Adoption and Foster                                   407-426-1739                                                   Before                          after                                                           13
Care Seminar
6–7:30pm • oak Street park Community Center                          Saturday, March 28

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   March 2009
Free community awareness meetings about                                 walk for recovery
becoming a foster or adoptive family located                         9am–Noon • Cranes roost park
at 717 N. Palm Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741. For                      Fundraising walkathon for Recovery House of
more information contact: Family Services of                         Central Florida, Inc.
Metro Orlando, 2600 Technology Drive, Suite
250, Orlando, FL 32804. Anna Brown: 407-398-                         Saturday, March 28, 2009
7334. abrown@fsmetroorlando.org                                      2008 Hotshotz 3 on 3 basketball
March 23–May 1                                                       9am • Candyland park, longwood
City of Sanford youth Flag Football                                  City of Longwood along with Generation
registration                                                         Sports will be holding a 3 on 3 basketball
                                                                     tournament. Sign up your team any time
                                                                     before or on Friday, March 13th. Teams must
                                                                     consist of a minimum of three players and
                                                                     a maximum of five. For more information
                                                                     contact Chris Capizzi 407-260-3484.

                                                                     Saturday–Sunday, March 28–29                                    Complete Furniture Repair
                                                                     Village Antique Festival
                                                                     downtown Mount dora
                                                                                                                                      # 1 O n - S i t e Fu r n i t u r e r e pa i r S pec i a l i St
For boys and girls, ages 6 thru 17. Cost: $60 City                   O ve r 15 0 ve n d o r s d i s p l a y t r e a s u r e s o n        Utilized by 5 of Orlando’s Finest Furniture Stores for 18 Years
Residents, $70 Non - Residents (ages 6 –14)                          the downtown streets of Mount Dora. Call                                 Damaged Legs, Beds, Drawers, Doors, etc. Repaired.
and ages 15–17 (Team) $400 per team entry.                           the Downtown Merchants As sociation at
                                                                     352-735-1191.                                                                         Pet Damages also available.
Games are played during the week
beginning June 8th. For more information,
call 407-688-5120.                                                   Saturday, March 29
                                                                                                                                             866-789-4727 • 407-884-6949
                                                                     dinner dates Singles gala
Tuesday, March 24 & April 2                                          6-11pm • Heathrow Country Club                                 Before                          after
    open Mic performances                                            3- course progressive dinner and dancing
7–9pm • Cranes roost plaza                                           in an elegant Country Club setting, equal
We’re bringing back the open microphone for                          numbers of men and women. Countles s
our own reality show. Leave those inhibitions                        relationships, 15 years in Central Florida,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
at home and come to Cranes Roost for a                               other casual events. Call 407-339-3283 for
fun, free evening performing for family and                          reservations/information. www.dinnerdates.
friends.                                                             org dinnerdates@cfl.rr.com

Tuesday, March 24                                                    Saturday, March 29
 books to die For!                                                   bookworms: A teen book Club
7:30pm • Maitland public library.                                    4-5:30pm • North orange branch library
Book Di s cu s s ion Grou p Book : Raymond                           Reading, Talking, Snacking! What could be
Chandler’s Big Sleep.                                                better? Join us for a Teen Book Club just for
                                                                     you. Ages 13-18 welcome. Monthly selections
                                                                     chosen by members. This month's selection:
Wednesday, March 25                                                  Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn. Contact
Annual Fyi (For your information)                                    Kris Geoffroy at the North Orange Branch for
trade Show                                                           more information. 407-835-7323.
Presented by Zellwood Station Red Caps. Over
                                                                     Tuesday, March 31
40 exhibitors. FREE event. Florida Hospital of
                                                                     Save Money, Save water - irrigation
Apopka will be there to provide free health
s c re e n i n g s . Fo r f u r t h e r i n fo rm a t i o n ca l l   Clock – workshop!
George Burrows at 407-886-1656.                                      7-8:30pm • North orange branch library
                                                                     C o n f u s e d o n h ow t o p r o p e r l y s e t yo u r
                                                                     irrigation clock? Learn how to effectively and
Thursday, March 26                                                   efficiently use your irrigation clock and save
 business After Hours                                                water and money in the process. There will be
 5:30pm • Seminole County regional                                   a demonstration on three types of clocks and
 Chamber of Commerce                                                 each participant will get hands-on experience
 Take a tour of t he roof and s ee t he new                          with how to use the clock. Attendees will need
" p h o t ovo l t a i c s o l a r p a n e l s y s t e m ." T h i s   to bring a copy of their water bill and a
  FREE event is for Chamber Members and                              photo of their irrigation clock. This workshop
 reservations are not required, but appreciated.                     is presented by Orange County’s - UF/IFAS
 Call Joyce Lee at 321-275-0879 for registration.                    Extension Faculty-Residential Horticulture &
  Refreshments will be served. General Works                         Demonstration Garden. Registration required,
  Ro o f i n g & S h e e t M e ta l i s l o ca te d a t 5 8 8        call 407-254-9200.
 Monroe Road, Sanford.

Fridays, March 27
    Friday Night live
7-9pm • eddie rose Amphitheater                                      Thursday, April 2
FREE outdoor concert featuring The Robert                            good Morning Seminole!
Harris Group - jazz, blues and light rock                            7:30–9am • orlando Marriott, lake Mary
                                                                     S em i nole Cou nt y Reg iona l Cha m ber of
Friday, March 27                                                     Commerce breakfast meeting. Topic: “State
 Apopka woman’s Club presents                                        of our Community College” with Dr. E. Ann
“Heifer Hoedown”                                                     McGee, President of Seminole Community
 Starts at 11am • errol estate Country Club                          College. Admission: $5 for Members and $10
 Luncheon costs $25 per person. For more                             for Soon-to-Be Members. For more information
 information call BJ Morris 407-884-8816.                            call 407-333-4748. Located at 1501 International                                                       (WHEN YOU MENTION THIS AD, EXPIRES APRIl 15, 2009)
                                                                     Parkway, Lake Mary.
Friday, March 27
 Harriet’s Favorite things luncheon to                               Saturday, April 4
 benefit orlando ballet                                              easter eggstravaganza
11am-2pm. rosen Center Hotel, orlando.                               9:30am • Northwest recreation Complex

                              The day will
                              f e a t u r e
                              by the Orlando
                              Ballet Company
                              and Orlando
                              Ballet School
dancers, an exclusive silent auction, informal
modeling for Harriett's clothing, fabulous
goodie bags, and ALL of Harriet's favorite
things from her famous hats to the luscious
                                                                     presented by the City of Apopka Recreation
color pink! Of course, hats will be required!
                                                                                                                                                  1162 N. Rock Springs Road, Apopka
                                                                                                    [Continued on page 16]
                                 Culture & Entertainment
     March 2009

                                                                 JERSEY BOYS                                                                     The IceHouse Theatre presents the county-western hit musical,

                                                   Playing the Carr Performing Arts Centre                                                             THE HONKY TONK ANGELS
                                                                         May 6 – 24                                                                                         March 20 – April 12
                                 Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli J e r s e y B o y s i s p a r t o f t h e S u nT r u s t           This fun-loving and hilarious musical gallops along to the tune of more than 30
                                 and The Four S ea s on s : Frankie Valli, Broadway Across America – Orlando                                  country-western classics from the 1950’s to the 1990’s such as Stand By Your Man,
                                 Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick series presented in Orlando by Florida                                     Coal Miner’s Daughter, 9 to 5, Fancy and Harper Valley PTA. Live accompaniment
                                 Massi. This is the story of how a group of Theatrical Association.                                           on stage is provided by five terrific country players who are bound to bring the
                                 blue-collar boys from the wrong side of                                                                      house down every night.“The Honky Tonk Angels is non-stop entertainment and
                                 the tracks became one of the biggest Tickets for Jersey Boys begin at $27.00                                 laughs, wrapped up in tight three-part harmonies throughout, topped off by this
                                 American pop music sensations of all a n d a r e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e S u n T r u s t                 incredible band of musicians who are excited to be back to provide their foot-
                                 time. They wrote their own songs, invented Broadway Acros s America - Orlando                                stompin’ accompaniment,” comments the director, Barry. “Audiences adore this
                                 their own sound and sold 175 million Box Of fice, Amway Arena Box Of fice                                    show, often returning with their friends to see it more than once during the run,”
                                 records worldwide - all before they were and all Ticketmaster locations. Online                              adding “ticket sales are going
                                 thirty.                                       p u r c h a s e s c a n b e m a d e a t w w w.                 wild – don’t wait to call!”
                                                                               B ro a d wa yAc ro s s A m e r i c a .c o m . To
                                 Some of their top hits – Sherry, Big Girls charge - by- phone call 1- 800 -982-2787.                         The Honky Tonk Angel s
                                 Don’t Cry, and Walk Like A Man.               Group orders for 20 or more may be                             performs March 20 – April 12.
                                                                               placed by calling (407) 423-9999 x17 or                        Show times are Thursdays at
                                 So, for those of you who grew up with this (80 0) 950 - 4647. For more information,                          7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays
                                 sound, this will be a real treat. And for the please visit www.JerseyBoysInfo.com or                         at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00
                                 younger crowd – it’s some entertaining stuff! BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.                                     pm. Box Office Info: Individual
                                                                                                                                              T i c ke t s a re $ 2 0 Ad u l t s ; $18
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                                                                                                                              Seniors (55+ on Thursdays and
                                                                                                                                              Sundays); $12 Students with
                                                                                                                                              ID ; $15 For Groups (of 15 or
                                                                                                                                              more.) By phone: (352) 383 -
                                                                                                                                              4616; in person at the IceHouse
                                                                                                                                              Box Office, 1100 N. Unser St.,
                                                                                                                                              Mount Dora. Box Office Hours:
                                                                                                                                              Tuesday-Friday, from 1 pm - 5
                                                                                                                                              pm and one hour prior to
                                                                                                                                              s how t i me, or online : w w w.

                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Kim Kanago.
                                                                                                                                                             L to R: Genna Paige
                                                                                                                                                        Kanago & Elizabeth Block
                                 L to R: Steve Gouveia, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Josh Franklin and Erik Bates. Photo by: Joan Marcus                         (as Darlene and Sue Ellen.)

                                  Orlando Regional                                   combination of childlike wonder and adult
                                                                                     sophistication that Henson brought to his
                                                                                                                                          the Arts and Crafts movement manifested itself
                                                                                                                                          in the United States, especially in the Midwest
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tues. - Sat.10 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                information: www.MuseumofFloridaArt.com.
                                  History Center                                     ground-breaking work. Individual tickets and         and Northeast. Objects in the exhibition are
                                                                                     festival packages are available now! Visit           organized into three geographical sections:
                                 NOW - May 3                                         thehistorycenter.org or call (407) 836-7010 for      Europe, Chicago and Other American Regions.           Millenia Fine Art
                                 Jim Henson’s Fantastic world                        schedule and ticketing.                              The Arts and Crafts movement was a late-19th
                                                                                                                                                                                                Now – April 16
                                  A Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition.                                                         century response to the harsh realities of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Heavy Metal: Sculptures of Albert paley
                                  Jane Henson and local artist Heather Henson,       General Admission Prices, Now - May 10: $12          Industrial Revolution— mass production that
                                                                                                                                                                                                The first metal sculptor to receive the Lifetime
                                  wife and daughter of the late multitalented        adults; $9 seniors (60+) and students with valid     debased the individual and yielded cheap,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ach ievement Awa rd f rom t he America n
                                  innovator, reveal intimate looks into Henson’s     I.D.; $7 children ages 5-12; and children 4 and      poorly designed products—as well as to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Institute of Architects, the sculptures of Albert
                                  career as part of the exhibition’s opening         under are free. For more information, visit www.     excessive decoration of the Victorian Era.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Paley have been commissioned to include
                                  events. This awe-inspiring exhibition features     thehistorycenter.org or call (407) 836-8500.
                                                                                                                                                                                                more than 50 site-specific works. They include
                                  more than 100 artworks, photos, storyboards,                                                            The Morse Museum, 445 North Park Avenue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                the Portal Gates at the Smithsonian Institution
                                  puppets, props, and videos, including a rare       The Orange County Regional History Center            Winter Park, is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                in Washington DC, the Gates for the New
                                  look at his early career and experimental films.   is located at 65 E. Central Blvd., in downtown       through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                York State Senate Chambers in Albany, and
                                  Visitors will see puppets up close, including      Orlando. Visitors receive two hours of free          with additional Friday hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                rotunda gates for the State Courthouse in San
                                  Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Rowlf, Cantus     covered parking at the Orlando Public Library        November through April. Admission is $3 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                Francisco. Works by Paley can be found in
                                  and Gobo, and others, as they experience           garage adjacent to the museum with paid              adults, $1 students, and free for children under
                                                                                                                                                                                                the collections of the Metropolitan Museum
                                 “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock,” “The Muppet        admission (not valid for private events). General    12. All visitors are admitted free 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in
                                  Show,” and Henson’s other whimsical worlds. In     admission does not include special event             on Fridays November through April. Visit http://
                                                                                                                                                                                                Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the
                                  the Jim Henson Imagination Station, kids can       admission unless otherwise noted. Special            www.morsemuseum.org/ for details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British
                                  dream up a character or put on a show of their     Hours of Operation, Now – May 3: During Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                                Museum in London.
                                  own in the Harriett Lake Puppet Theater!           Henson’s Fantastic World, the Orange County
                                                                                     Regional History Center will be open seven           Museum of Florida Art
                                 Saturdays & Sundays, March 7-April 5                days a week, 10am to 5pm (Regular hours of                                                                 March 13 – May 14
                                                                                     operation Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and
                                                                                                                                          Now–March 22                                           Harold garde:
                                 Muppets™, Music & Magic:                                                                                 the Art of Chrome & leather exhibition
                                                                                     Sunday noon-5pm)                                                                                           “bring Me No preconceptions”
                                 Jim Henson’s Legacy                                                                                      The Art on the Road of Good and Evil exhibit
                                 An exciting series of works on film, created                                                             features visual, interactive, performance and
                                 by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and The            Morse Museum                                         conceptual art. Exhibit curator Josh Garrick
                                 Jim Henson Legacy, pays tribute to one of                                                                says, “The extraordinary variety of the works
                                 the world’s most inspired and innovative            Now – September 26, 2010                             to be shown at the Museum truly represent our
                                 film and puppetry artists, Jim Henson. The          exhibition on American Arts and Crafts               country’s fascination with ‘life on the road.’ I
                                 fes tival explores all facets of the prolific       This is a new long -term exhibition from its         asked the artists to have fun with the project
                                 artist’s output with screenings of feature films    collection featuring more than 50 decorative         and have included everything from whimsy to
                                 such as The Dark Crystal, The Muppet Movie,         object s — including furni ture, la m p s a nd       that which is deeply personal. With the over-
                                 and Labyrinth, as well as programs featuring        metalware —from the Ar ts and Craf ts                riding idea that this exhibit should be fun to
                                 television appearances documenting the              movement in America.                                 visit, viewers and families will find a surprise at
                                 history of the Muppets; experimental puppetry                                                            every turn in the show.”
                                 and animation work; rare commercials and            The Virtues of Simplicity—American Arts and
                                 behind - the - scenes footage; and special          Crafts from the Morse Collection, on view            The Museum of Florida Art is located in the           Opening Friday, March 13, 7-9pm RSVP to
                                 guest speakers. Muppets, Music, & Magic:            through Sept. 26, 2010, illustrates the origins of   Cultural Arts Center at 600 North Woodland            attend. This legend of the American abstract
                                 Jim Henson’s Legacy highlights the unique           the movement in Great Britain and shows how          Blvd. in DeLand, Florida. Galleries are open.                                 [Continued on page 15]
 expressionist movement celebrates his 85th                        you how food cau ses ga s. You can al so
 birthday having recently had a work added                         mimic the buildup of acid indigestion with                           15
 to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City,                      the “Burp Machine,” which concludes each
 as the subject of a documentary film recently                     demons tration with a gigantic burp. The
 premiered as part of his retrospective exhibit                    possibilities for disgusting discoveries are

                                                                                                                                       March 2009
 at the Museum of Florida Art, and whose work                      close to endless.
 is currently celebrated in a major catalog
 f u n d e d b y t h e A b r a m a n d R a y Ka p l a n            The Orlando Science Center is located at 777
 Foundation. Now Millenia Fine Art is proud                        East Princeton St., Orlando. Regular Exhibit
 to exhibit the bold and vivid creations of                        Hours: Sunday - Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 this American expressionist in a one - man                        Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 exhibition. Garde’s compositions engage the
 viewer, promote thought and evoke emotion.                        Wednesdays are closed for exhibit updates
 The exhibit will feature acrylic paintings on                     and maintenance. Hours and content are
 canvas and paper, and works in Garde’s own                        subject to change. Call 407- 514—20 0 0 or
“strappo” technique of dry acrylic transfer. The                   info@osc, www.osc.org
 artist states, “This method of creating and
 transferring images encourages spontaneity
 of application while giving me the time to                        Orlando Shakes
 establish the control I want.”
                                                                   March 11 - April 25
 Millenia Fine Art, 555 South Lake Destiny Drive,
                                                                   Much Ado About Nothing
 Orlando Call 407-304-8100.                                        by william Shakespeare

 Orlando Museum of Art
 Now – December 31
 American portraits & landscapes
 Spanning three centuries, these paintings
 reflect the many forces that have shaped
 American art from the Colonial period to the
 early 20th century, including Neoclassicism,
 I m p re s s i o n i s m a n d M o d e r n i s m . A m o n g
 t he a r t i s t s re p re s e nted i n t h i s exh i b i t ion
 are Benjamin Wes t, Thomas Moran,
 Rembrandt Peale, John Henry Twachtman and                         Margeson Theatre
 Carl Wuermer. Admission: $8.                                      The Bard’s comic genius reigns as sparkling

                                                                                                                                     cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
                                                                   couples engage in a war of wits. Beatrice and
                                                                   Benedick are ranked among Shakespeare’s
 Now - May 10                                                      most daz zling characters, and almost
 therman Statom                                                    before we know it we are caught up in their
 Therman Statom, a major figure in the Studio
                                                                   merry war over love that leads to marriage.
 Glass movement, pushed the boundaries
                                                                   Full of deliberate confusions and mistaken
 of his medium - challenging his audience
                                                                   identities, this brilliant comedy sparkles with
 to look at glass in new and interesting ways.
                                                                   quick repartee and the bright Mediterranean
 This exhibition transforms 5,600 square feet
                                                                   sunshine of Italy.
 of the OMA's galleries into a visually dazzling
 environment of light and color. Visitors take a
 journey, including a walk through a mirrored                      March 18 - April 26
 maze, panoramic murals, video projections                         the Merchant of Venice
 and a blown glass sculpture. The journey ends                     by william Shakespeare
 in a room-size glass building filled with art
 works representing the artist's conception of
 a Fountain of Youth. Admission: $8.

The Orlando Museum of Art is located at Loch
Haven Park, 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando.
407 896 4231 www.omart.org Hours: Tues-Fri:
10am to 4pm Sat-Sun: 12pm to 4pm. Closed
Mondays & Major Holidays.

 Orlando Science Center
 Now Open!                                                         Margeson Theatre
 grossology                                                        A mys te r i o u s l y m e l a n c h o l y r i c h m a n , a
                                                                   da s h ing you ng lover in need of ca s h, a
                                                                   moneylender with reasons to seek revenge,
                                                                   a nd a wi t t y you ng woma n wi t h a kna ck
                                                                   fo r d i s g u i s e. T h e s e a re t h e e l e m e n t s o f
                                                                   S h a ke s p e a re' s s p a r k l i n g a n d t ro u b l i n g
                                                                   tragicomedy. A thought-provoking mixture
                                                                   of comedy, steely-eyed satire, compassion,
                                                                   poetry, and the perpetual struggle between
                                                                   mercy and justice has intrigued audiences
                                                                   for four centuries.

                                                                   Call Box office for more information. 407-447-
                                                                   1700 or visit www.orlandoshakesorg. Orlando
                                                                   Shakespeare Theater is located at 812 E. Rollins
                                                                   St. Orlando, FL 32803

 Orlando Science Center and presenting
 s po n s o r Arno l d Pa l me r Ho s p i ta l p re s e nt         Maitland Art Center
 Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the
 Human Body, a colorful, hands - on exhibit
                                                                   March 13 -- April 26
 that uses humor to teach kids about health                        tHe SeMiNole - Art of the Seminole:
 and biology. The exhibit is collaboration                         1820-1950 From the collection of
 between Science World, Advanced Exhibits,                         I.S.K. Reeves V and Sara W. Reeves
 and Grossology author Silvia Branzei.                             This exhibition focuses solely on the Reeves’
                                                                   collection of Florida Seminole items. It will
 Grossology uses animatronics and inventive                        educate members and visitors to the exciting
 exhibits to tell you everything you ever wanted                   history of early Florida natives. The Center
 to know about your body, including the good,                      anticipates loans from other museums to
 the bad, and the crusty about runny noses,                        supplement the collection and to also include
 body odor, and much more. Along with being                        participation from the Seminole nation in this
 fun and engaging, Grossology is an oozy,                          project.
 slimy learning tool in disguise.
                                                                   Gallery Hours: M-F 9- 4:30, Sat/Sun 12- 4:30.
 Gros sology of fers humorous hands - on                           Admission: Members –Free; Not-yet members
 oppor tuni t ies to learn abou t t he human                       $ 3 ; Maitland Residents, seniors (65 +) and
 body like the “Tour du Nose,” which explores                      students (12-22) $ 2. Maitland Art Center is
 how your nose acts as an air filter, a smell                      located at 231 Packwood Avenue, Maitland.
 sensor, and a mucus producer. There’s also                        407-539-2181.
“Gas Attack,” a pinball game that will show                                                       [Continued on page 16]
      16                         Community Calendar                                              Mount Dora. FREE. Maps can be picked up at
                                                                                                 any location along the stroll. All artwork will be
                                                                                                                                                      On the front lawn of the W.T. Bland Public Library.
                                                                                                                                                      For children up to the age of 10. FREE. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bounce house and more. For sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunities or more information contact
                                 [Continued from page 13]                                        on sale. For more infromation please contact         information please contact 352-735-7180.                   407.323.4450 ext 136.
                                 Department. at 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway,                                                                           Saturday, April 11                                         Wednesday, April 15
     March 2009

                                 Apopka. Admission and parking is free. Event                    Friday, April 10                                     easter eggstravaganza                                      looking together
                                 information: 407-703-1631 or kfixl@apopka.net.                  2nd Friday Movie in the park: bee Movie:             10am • Ft. Mellon park                                     The Orlando Museum of Art Presents Looking
                                                                                                 dusk • donnelly park                                                 Presented by The Sanford                   To g e t h e r a n Ad u l t Pro g ra m o n A r t G l a s s .
                                 Saturday, April 4                                               FREE movie shown on                                                  Recrea tion Depar tment. All               Each session will explore a different facet
                                 brews Around the Central Florida Zoo                            the corner of Donnelly                                               children ages 12 and under are             of glass-making to complement our current
                                  6pm-9pm                                                        Street & 5th Avenue in                                               invited to join us for this fun-filled     exhibition, Therman Statom : Stories of the
                                  An International Tasting of Food, Wines, Beer                  Donnelly Park. In case                                               FREE event ! The eggcitement               New World. Looking Together begins with a
                                 . Stroll through the Zoo and sample a wide                      of inclement weather,                                                begins with the arrival of the             lecture discussion at 1pm. The program will
                                  variety of unique Anheuser-Busch beers from                    movies will be shown in                                              Easter Bunny and then the hunt             continue with an escorted tour of the exhibition,
                                  around the world. You’ll also be able to enjoy                 the Community Building.                                              begins! For more information,              and conclude with refreshments. To register,
                                  delectable wines, regional cuisine, authentic                  For more information                                                 call 407-688-5120                          call 407 896 4231 x262. OMA members : $12,
                                  international music, and encounter many                        please contact                                                                                                  Non-members: $15, Groups (10 or more) $10.
                                  animals from around the globe. For tickets or                  Mount Dora Parks &                                                     April 11 & 12                            www.omart.org.
                                  more information contact 407.323.4450 ext 136.                 Recreation Department                                                  Hippity Hop Adventure.
                                  Must be 21 or older to attend. $30 per person                  at 352-735-7183.                                                       9am-3pm                                  April 18
                                  and $10 for designated drivers.                                                                                                       Central Florida Zoo. Hop along           Zoo roo’s birthday bash!
                                                                                                 Saturday, April 11                                                     the Adventure Trail to find clues        10am-3pm • Central Florida Zoo
                                 Friday, April 10                                                library easter egg                                                     leading to the Easter Bunny. Win         Enjoy crafts, face painting and a magician.
                                 Mount dora Art Stroll                                           Hunt                                                                   candy, prizes and surprises at           Jump on over to the Horizon Homes of Central
                                 6-8 pm                                                          10:00am • w.t. bland                                                   Bunny Stops along the trail. Be          Florida Australia exhibit and catch a glimpse
                                 A fe s t i ve eve n i n g o f a r t, m u s i c a n d h o r s    public library                                                         sure to meet the Easter Bunny.           of the ‘roos and ‘mus. If you haven’t already,
                                 d'oeuvres designed to showcase regional art at                                                                                         Kids receive free bunny tails            you’ll be able to meet ZOO Roo the mascot
                                 several walkable venues throughtout Downtown                                                                                           to wear and enjoy cra f ts, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  [Continued on page 21]

                                 Entertainment Calendar                                          he becomes stupid too, but the power of love
                                                                                                 keeps him around. What's Leon's Fate? Come
                                                                                                                                                      "The Sassiest Seniors in Central Florida," bring
                                                                                                                                                       their 10th anniversar y show, "Taylor Made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 information call 352- 483 -290 0 or see
                                 [Continued from page 15]                                        see this hysterically funny comedy. Tickets: VIP      Dreams" to the stage, featuring 30 "young
                                                                                                 $23, Orchestra $18, Balcony $15, Student $10          at heart " men and women from ages 50 to                  Starting March 27 every Friday night
                                                                                                                                                       83. Enjoy singing, tap dancing and sky-high               world premiere Musical!
                                 Bob Carr Performing Arts
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                                                                                 Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm                            kicking in this high-energy show sure to please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wHAt i did For loVe by dorothy Marcic
                                                                                                                                                       young and old alike. Don't miss it!!! Tickets: VIP
                                 Centre                                                          CHAro in Concert
                                                                                                                                                       $23, Orchestra $18, Balcony $15, Student $10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A non-stop, electrifying, fast-paced musical
                                                                                                 with opening Act: Matt Stanley                                                                                  a b o u t r e l a t i o n s h i p s , l o o ke d a t t h r o u g h
                                                                                                                                                       Group rates for 10 or more available!
                                 April 14 – April 19                                                                                                                                                             nostalgic Top - 40 hit songs of the past four
                                 broadway Across America Series:                                                                                                                                                 decades. Innovative in its unique use of lyrics
                                                                                                                                                      Call box office for tickets:407-321-8111. Theatre
                                 Chitty Chitty bang bang                                                                                                                                                         to help tell the story, this six-character show
                                                                                                                                                      located at 203 S. Magnolia Ave, Sanford FL 32771.
                                 Based on the timeless novel by Ian Fleming,                                                                                                                                     takes off through its direction, choreography,
                                 author/creator of the James Bond franchise,                                                                                                                                     and pure celebration of the wonderful music
                                 this is a fantasmagorical Broadway musical for                                                                                                                                  we know and love. What I Did For Love will
                                 the entire family. The story follows Caractacus                                                                      Garden Theatre                                             have you singing and celebrating long after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the stage lights have gone down! (What I Did
                                 Potts, an inventor of imaginative but not always
                                 functionary machinery who is raising his two                                                                         March 13 – 29                                              For Love will be presented as a dinner show
                                 young children, Jeremy and Jemima. When                                                                              our town                                                   presentation.)
                                 Potts gets his hand on an old junkyard racing                                                                        by thornton wilder
                                 car, he brings it back to life . . . literally, as the                                                               Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm.                    S l euth s Theatre Co m p l ex located at 8267
                                 magical vehicle floats, flies and more with a                                                                        Industry Night: Monday, March 23 at 8pm. This              International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Show
                                 simple "please." But when Grandpa Potts is                                                                           Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder             times are Thursday-Saturday at 8:30pm, with
                                 mistaken for the inventor of the vehicle and is                                                                      set at the turn of the 20th century is an American         Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Reservations are
                                 captured, the adventure takes the Potts family                                                                       classic, revealing the ordinary lives of the               strongly recommended (call 407-363-1985).
                                                                                                 Charo i s a hou sehold name, ins tantly
                                 and their flying car to Vulgaria, a place run                   recognizable for her witty humor, loveable           people in the small town of Grover's Corners.
                                 by a dimwitted Baron and his Baroness where
                                 children are forbidden and are taken away
                                                                                                 accent and mastery of the flamenco guitar            Tickets: $22 ($18 for seniors/students), Industry
                                                                                                                                                      Night: All Seats $15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bay Street Players
                                                                                                 along with her trademark statement "Cuchi
                                 by the evil Childcatcher and locked away                        Chuchi " which ha s become synonymou s                                                                          Theatre
                                 in a castle dungeon. Evening performances                       with fun and excitement around the world.            For tickets or additional information, contact
                                 Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm, Saturday matinee                       She has appeared countless hit television            the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN              April 10– May 3
                                 2pm, Sunday: matinee 1pm, evening 6:30pm.                       shows including more than 45 appearances             (4736) or www.gardentheatre.org. Tickets may               A Man For All Seasons
                                                                                                 on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson,            also be purchased in person at the Garden                  by robert bolt
                                 Tickets start at $37.00 and can be purchased                    and appeared on "The Love Boat" more than            Theatre Box Office, located at 160 West Plant              The gripping tale of Sir Thomas More: one
                                 at the SunTrust Broadway Across America -                       any other star. Tickets: VIP $35, Orchestra $30,     Street, WInter Garden. Box Office hours are                man's stand against the tempestuous monarch,
                                 Orlando Box Office (301 E. Pine Street), Amway                  Balcony $25                                          Wednesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-                    Henry VIII. Intrigue, diplomacy, and tests of faith
                                 Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.                                                                     5pm, and two hours prior to show times.                    abound in this award winning masterpiece
                                 O n l i n e p u rc h a s e s ca n b e m a d e a t w w w.                                                                                                                        showcasing one of Central Florida's premier
                                 BroadwayAcros sAmerica.com. To charge -
                                                                                                 Saturday & Sunday, April 18 &19, 3pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 actors. Evening shows at 8pm, Matinees at
                                 by-phone call 1-800 -982-2787. Group orders                     elizabeth A. taylor productions.                     Lake Eustis Museum of Art                                  2:30pm. For tickets call 352-357-7777
                                 for 20 or more may be placed by calling                         Fab Follies in “taylor Made dreams”
                                 (407) 423-9999 x17 or (800) 950-4647.
                                                                                                                                                      March 12 - April 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bay Street Players Theatre, 109 N. Bay Street,
                                                                                                                                                      wild, wondrous Africa. 100 photos by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Eustis. www.baystreetplayers.org
                                 March 21 8pm
                                                                                                                                                      edwards, with
                                  orlando philharmonic
                                  Concertmaster tamas kocsis to Highlight
                                                                                                                                                      her husband                                                Polasek Museum
                                                                                                                                                      Michael A.
                                 “Classic brahms”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April 30 - May 17
                                 In Classic Brahms, Maestro Christopher Wilkins                                                                                                                                  First Annual winter park paint out and
                                 leads the Philharmonic in some of Brahms’ most                                                                       T h u r s d a y,
                                                                                                                                                      March 12,                                                  exhibition
                                 compelling works: Tragic Overture, Symphony                                                                                                                                     Watch artists create images of Winter Park for
                                 N o. 4 a n d h i s V i o l i n C o n ce r to, fe a t u ri n g                                                        6–9pm. The
                                                                                                                                                      exh i b i t op e n s                                       three days, then purchase them in an exhibit
                                 Concertmaster Tamas Kocsis as soloist. Tickets                                                                                                                                  at the Polasek Museum. The Paint Out will take
                                 to Classic Brahms are $13, $26, $36, $48 and $65,                                                                    with receptions
                                                                                                                                                      at the art                                                 place over 6 days running from April 28 through
                                 and can be purchased by phone at 407-770-                                                                                                                                       May 3, with highlights including a gallery
                                 0071 or on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org.                                                                              museum and
                                                                                                                                                      Eustis City                                                exhibit running through May 17 and Plein Air
                                                                                                                                                      H a l l G a l l e r y.                                     Celebration on May 2.
                                 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre is located at
                                 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando                                                                                    S a t u r d a y
                                                                                                                                                      M a r c h 14 , 2                                           A t i c ke t e d e v e n i n g r e c e p t i o n , P l e i n A i r
                                                                                                                                                      pm. Edwards                                                Celebration, will take place from 6 -9pm on
                                 Wayne Densch                                                                                                         will also s how                                            Saturday, May 2. All of the artists will be present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and patrons are able to purchase their works.
                                                                                                                                                      her African Birds 'n' Beasts video featuring 550
                                 Performing Center                                                                                                    images and unusual bird and animal facts at                Tickets for Plein Air Celebration are available
                                                                                                                                                      the art museum. Admission to the museum is                 through the Polasek Museum, priced at $25 for
                                 March 13 – 22                                                                                                        free to members. Non-members are asked to                  Museum Members and $35 for Non-Museum
                                 the Seminole County repertory                                                                                        make a $5 donation for access.                             Members. Call 407- 647- 6294 for additional
                                 Company presents: FoolS                                                                                                                                                         information and tickets.
                                 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday Matinee                                                                             Lake Eustis Museum of Art is located at 200B
                                 2pm. The town has been cursed with chronic                                                                           Ea s t O ra n g e Ave., Eu s ti s , FL 32726 . H o u rs    Polasek Museum is located at 633
                                 stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break                                                                   are Tuesday– Friday 10am– 4pm, Weekends                    O s c eo l a Ave., Wi nte r Pa rk (4 07) 647- 6294
                                 the curse. No one tells him that if he stays in the                                                                  N o o n – 4 p m . C l o s e d M o n d a y. F o r m o r e   www.winterparkpaintout.com ■
                                 town over 24 hours and fails to break the curse,
                                                                                                       Rent My Vacant House?                                                                               17
                                                                                                                              By Ellen Fostoff, Broker/Realtor

                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2009
   Real Estate Features
        presented by Ellen Fostoff, Broker

                    Homes of the Month

                                                                       FOR RENE

                                                                                                                                                                                                        cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
                                                                        OR SAL
Votaw Village—Apopka: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,442 Sq. Ft., RENT reduced to
$1,050/m or $230,000 FOR SALE. Move-in ready w/cathedral ceilings, formal living
room/dining room combo, large family room & kitchen. All appliances included.                Q    L i ke m o s t o f my n e i g h b o r s , I
                                                                                                  bought a house 3 years ago when
                                                                                                                                                     It may take time to get a renter.
                                                                                                                                                     The house is vacant. Start looking now!
                  Screened porch. 2-car garage.                                              the market was at its peak. It was my
                                                                                             primary residence.                                      Tenants require maintenance.
                                                             Hom ner O f fe                                                                          A vacant house needs maintenance. It’s
                                                                e Im        r
                                                                     prov ing $10,           Last year I was transferred and had to                  also more susceptible to vandalism.
                                                                            eme     0
                                                                                nt B 0 0     move. I purchased another house. Now
                                                                                             the original house is vacant. I’ve had it A few tips:

                                                                                             on the market for about 6 months and          Screen Prospective Tenants. If you
                                                                                             I can’t sell it. Each month I am faced        do decide to rent – make sure your
                                                                                             with a mortgage payment I really can’t prospective tenants are credit-worthy
                                                                                             afford and it’s a drain on my resources. and responsible. Check them out BEFORE
                                                                                             What can I do? I am concerned that they sign a lease. (You don’t need to have
                                                                                             it will end in foreclosure and ruin my someone move in who can’t afford the
                                                                                             credit.                                   house or is likely to trash it.)

 Owner is offering Buyer new carpet, tile and paint. ACT NOW!
Brandy Creek—Winter Garden: 3–4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,813 Sq. Ft., $227,000.
                                                                                             A     Like all your neighbors, I assume
                                                                                                   that the value of your vacant house
                                                                                             is worth less today than it was when you
                                                                                                                                                     2     Are you ready for this idea? Reduce
                                                                                                                                                           the rent. If your mortgage payment
                                                                                                                                                     is too high, you should consider offering a
$1,400 per month Rental Rate. This affordable, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, over-sized 2 car           bought it, AND you’re either upside down                rent that’s lower than what you’re paying
garage home located in a gated community is well maintained. Living room can be              or don’t have any equity in it. So even if              for this white elephant. You may reject this
used as an office or 4th bedroom. Large master bath with large shower. Split floor plan.     you were to sell it today, you would be                 idea at first. But, right now you’re paying
Extensive lighting and ceiling fans throughout the house. All appliances included.           selling for less than what you paid for it.             the full amount! If you had someone else
Large sized laundry room with washer/dryer included. Large screened in porch. Lake                                                                   paying ½ or ¾ - it would help ease the
view. Yard and planting areas have full irrigation system. Home is conveniently located      Yo u’re r i g h t, i f yo u s t o p p a y i n g t h e
                                                                                                                                                     monthly drain on your resources.
to major highways SR 50, SR 429 and 408. Shopping is minutes away from malls to              mor tgage to avoid draining your

neighborhood centers.                                                                        resources, you could face more severe                           Keep your house on the market for
                                                                                             hardships on your finances.                                     sale. Make sure the tenants know

 Commercial Properties of the Month                                                          Here’s one option: RENT it. Let’s look into
                                                                                                                                                     you want to be able to show the house to
                                                                                                                                                     prospective buyers during the term of the
                                                                                             this scenario. There are more renters
                                                               Retail Space near                                                                     lease. This way, if that right buyer comes
       E                                                                                     than buyers because they can’t qualify
                                                                                                                                                     along, you’re in a position to show it and
                                                               Universal Orlando.            to purchase a house. The requirements

                                                                                                                                                     sell it. (This needs to be in writing!) You’re
                                                              1,200 – 20,000 sf. The new     are more stringent. Yet, they do have the
                                                                                                                                                     doing the renters a favor by renting at a
                                                              office complex consists        income to pay rent.
                                                                                                                                                     reduced rate. In return, they agree to a
                                                              of two, 3-Story, Class A,
                                                                                             It’s time to think about renting your vacant            90 day notice.
                                                              traditional style buildings,
                                                              each 60,000 SF on 4.34         home. You would be off- set ting your
                                                              acres. The ground floor
                                                              is designed for a variety
                                                                                             monthly expenses. This would reduce the
                                                                                             drain on your resources. Eventually, as the
                                                                                                                                                     4    Gain Tax Advantages. Finally, by
                                                                                                                                                          renting your house, you are a real
                                                                                                                                                     estate investor and are entitled to tax
                                                              of retail shops and            market changes, your house would be
                                                              restaurants and features       more saleable. In fact, if your tenants like
covered walkways, ambient lighting and lush landscaping which provide a unique               the house, you might even work a deal to                Use these ideas to help you through this
outdoor dining and shopping experience. Retail Sale and Lease Rates: • $320.00 / SF          get them to purchase it at the end of their             stressful economic time.
Sale Price; • $30.00 / SF Lease Rate • Retail and Restaurant Finishes: • Outdoor dining      lease. That would be a win-win!
with elegant lighting and ambience • Covered patios with lush landscaping and brick                                                                  Turn your white elephant into a cash
walkways • Decorative water feature • Tenant signage with excellent visibility.              What are the         pros and cons?                     cow!
                                                                                             You might not be able to get enough rent
                                                                                             to offset your costs.                                   If you decide to rent and need more information,
       For More Information Contact Ellen Fostoff, Broker/Realtor                            That’s okay because you’d still be reducing             ca l l me with a ny questions you have –
                     REX-Real Estate 407-493-8884                                                                                                    407-493-8884.
                                                                                             your costs until the market improves.
     March 2009
                                 Avian Reconditioning Center
                                 The Screech-Owl: Our Smallest Tuft-Eared Owl                                                                                                            [Continued from page 6]

                                                                       neighborhoods where they will                                                                                    experts at the Speakers’ Corner and the
                                                                       live in very close proximity to                                                                                  educational booths. The food court and
                                                                       people. These owls live and                                                                                      open-air café are a good place to relax
                                                                       nest in natural tree cavities                                                                                    and satisfy that hunger from walking
                                                                       and man - made boxes and                                                                                         around shopping!
                                                                       prey on small mice and insects
                                                                       like cockroaches. Often seen                                                                                     The Annual Garden Fair is the largest event
                                                                       around street lights, they catch                                                                                 hosted each year by the Sweetwater
                                                                       moths and other flying bugs.                                                                                     O a ks G a rd e n Cl u b. T h e p u rp o s e o f
                                 By Carol McCorkle                                                                                                                                      the club is to educate its membership
                                 The Screech- Owl (Otus asio)          Living in clos e proximi t y to                                                                                  and the community about horticulture,
                                 is often mistaken for a baby          humans can be dangerous for                                                                                      conservation, the environment and the
                                 Great Horned Owl because,             Screech-Owls as they are often                                                                                   art of floral design. The Club is a social,
                                 like the Great Horned Owl, it         hit by cars, hunted by domestic                                                                                  educational, and community service
                                 has feathered ear tuf ts and          ca ts and have their nes ts                                                                                      organization. As a member of the Florida
                                 yellow eyes.                          destroyed by people trimming                                                                                     Federation of Garden Clubs, the National
                                                                       their trees.                                                                                                     Council of State Garden Clubs and a
                                 Only 7 to 10 inches tall, the                                                                                                                          501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the
                                 Screech-Owl is Florida’s smallest     Spring is nesting season for                                                                                     Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club has been
                                 tuft-eared owl with a wing span       many s pecies of birds so                                                                                        serving the Sweetwater community since
                                 of just 18-24 inches. This species    plea se be aware of your                                                                                         1974 , and ha s s pon sored numerou s
                                 occurs in three different color       natural neighbors and LOOK                                                                                       service projects over the past 34 years.
                                 morphs; red, brown and grey.          closely before you trim your
                                 This color variation means they       trees, keep your cats indoors                                                                                    The proceeds from the 2009 Garden Fair
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                 are a polychromatic species,          and drive with caution since                                                                                     will help support these major efforts :
                                 or a s pecie s t ha t occu rs in      Screech-Owls frequently hunt                                                                                     P r ov i d e s c h o l a r s h i p s t o d e s e r v i n g
                                 many colors. In Florida the           near roadways.                                                                                                   students at the Universit y of Florida,
                                 b row n m o r p h s e e m s t o b e                                                                                                                    studying for agricultural, conservation,
                                 more abundant.                        Come by ARC on Saturdays                                                                                         environmental or ecological degrees;
                                                                       bet ween 10 am and 4pm to                                                                                        Provide scholars hips for children to
                                 One of our most common                see our education Screech -                                                                                      attend the Wekiva Youth Camp; Provide
                                 owl s, Ea s tern Screech - Owl s      Owl “Hunter” and learn about                                                                                     landscaping for Habitat for Humanity,
                                 are found in old - grow th            Florida’s other native raptors at                                                                                and other club projects.
                                 wooded areas and established          our education pavilion.
                                                                                                           ARC’s Eastern Screech Owl "Hunter". Photo by Allison Miller                  For information visit www.swogc.info or
                                                                                                                                                                                        call 407-880-8758. ■
                                                               Saturday hours from 10am–4pm, weather permitting.
                                                       The Avian Reconditioning Center is located on Lester Road, Apopka.
                                                      For more information, call 407-461-1056 or e-mail wildwoods2@aol.com

                                   Family &Pet Portraiture                                                                                              Adopt A Pet
                                                              by G. S. Whitt                                                                 PR ES ENTE D AS A S E RVIC E O F TH E C ENTR AL FLO R I DA JOU R NAL
                                                                                                                                    Are you thinking of adopting a cat or a dog? There are many unwanted animals
                                                                                                                                    available, ready for a good and loving home. You can visit either of the SPCA’s
                                                                                                                                    facilities and walk through to select a pet or you can preview a sampling of the
                                                                                                                                    pets available on their website. The list is updated weekly, but you must go to one
                                                                                                                                    of their facilities to adopt an animal.

                                                                                                                                                                   Annie ID# 30174
                                                                                                                                                                   11 year old, spayed female
                                                                                                                                                                   Jack Russell Terrier. She was
                                                                                                                                                                   brought to shelter because
                                                                                                                                                                   her former owner didn't
                                                                                                                                                                   have time for her. She is
                                                                                                                                                                   housebroken and good
                                                                                                                                                                   with kids and other dogs.
                                                                                                                                                                   Annie has never been
                                                                                                                                                                   around cats. She knows
                                                                                                                                                                   how to sit and lay down on
                                                                                                                                                                   command. Annie came to
                                                                                                                                                                   the SPCA since 2/1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Peanut           ID# 30243. Eight-month-
                                                                                                                                                                             old, unspayed female Domestic Medium-hair. She was
                                                                                                                                                                         brought to shelpter because her former home did not have
                                                                                                                                                                            room for her. Peanut is litter trained and good with dogs,
                                                                                                                                                                           kids, and other cats. She is a little shy at first, but once she
                                                                                                                                                                          warms up, she loves to be petted and is very affectionate.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Peanut has been at the SPCA since 2/7.

                                                                                                                                       For additional information about the SPCA and how to adopt your new pet,
                                                                                                                                                   costs, hours, directions, etc. contact them directly.
                                                                                                                                                          SpCA of Central Florida Headquarters
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                                                      Ask Annie Greer:
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                                                     Saves A Dog’s Life
Shelby, is a ten -year- old border collie                 Dr Greer told Jackie that we would go to       highly possible that the mass would have          well, bossing the other two family dogs
mix, rescued from Dogs Best Friend, and                   the clinic to meet her. The owner elected      spread to the liver and other organs.             around and generally keeping order.
has been living a luxurious, happy life                   to wait until the next day, as she seemed
with wonderful owners, alert to her every                 to be better.                                  I am happy to report that the problem was         Yes, go on your instinct – but back it up with
medical need and want.                                                                                   limited to the spleen, which was removed          a professional analysis and testing.
                                                          On Monday, Shelby still seemed to be           along with its companion three-pound
                                                                                                                                                           All Medical Answers & Responses
S h e re c e i ve d re g u l a r c h e c ku p s , t h e   disorientated and feeling that she just        tumor. An hour later, she was recovering
                                                                                                                                                           a re s u p p l i e d by l o c a l Vete ri n a ri a n s ,
best in diets and loads of exercise and                   wasn’t ”right”. Jackie decided to bring        from anesthesia and went home after two           from Pet Ca re Center of Apopka a nd
appeared to be the picture of health.                     her early. Dr Greer said that although it      days. The mass was sent off for biopsy and        River Oaks Animal Hospital Send your questions
Shelby’s owners are personal friends of                   looked like a stroke he just at the back of    was non-malignant.                                to: annieg@centralfloridajournal.com ■
ours, so when a worried owner called                      his mind had a gut feeling something else
us on our cell phones one Sunday                          was going on. He asked to take a blood         I wanted to share this story for a number
afternoon, to say she didn’t seem herself,                sample and ran a packed cell volume            of rea sons…sometimes we can la tch
we knew to pay par ticular a t tention.                   immediately in-house. The packed cell          onto symptoms and make a diagnosis
( S ee, t he re a re s ome a dva nta g e s to             volume looks at the general state of the       ourselves, and then have it turn out to be
being our friend!).                                       blood.                                         something completely different….how

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
                                                                                                         important it is for an owner to move fast
“We are very worried. We think Shelby                     Yikes ! Shelby was shown to be severely        when they know there is something wrong
may have had a stroke. She was sitting                    anemic and in need of a blood transfusion.     in their heart.
there and just fell over and hit her head                 Things happened ver y fast af ter that.
hard on the floor. Now she seems better,                  S he wa s x – rayed and ul tra s ounded        You can see how important the blood work
but disorientated and having recognition                  immediately and a large mass could be          was, to rule out any underlying symptoms.
problems,” said Jackie.                                   seen as well as perfuse bleeding into the      Had Jackie waited, had we not taken the
                                                          abdomen.                                       blood, Shelby would probably have bled
Strokes can happen to dogs but tend to                                                                   out and died that day.
be rare. More commonly an older dog                       Within fifteen minutes she was hooked up
might s u f fer from ves t ibular di s ea s e,            to a blood supply, drugs administered and      S helby’s symptom s of di s orienta tion,
which mimics a stroke in many ways but                    taken into surgery. At the time we held our    weakness and other apparent neurological
does not lead to brain damage, and                        breaths, as we knew this could be a very       problems were actually due to a lack of
usually results in a full recovery.                       bad situation for a very good friend. It was   oxygen from the anemia. Red blood cells
                                                                                                         handle this function. She continues to do

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                                 By Linda Tighe
                                 What is it? Pronounced “Zera-scaping”, it comes from the Greek
                                 word Xeros which means dry. It is generally the accepted term
                                 for creating a water conserving landscape.

                                 Homeowners who adopt this idea for their landscaping can
                                 reduce their water consumption by 25 to 75%. It does not
                                 require any additional work but does require careful planning
                                 to reduce the areas of the lawn planted with water guzzling
                                 grass and substituting with ground cover or mulched beds.
                                 Grass is then treated as the accent in the landscaping plan
                                 and not the main lawn covering.

                                 The yard is divided into xeriscape zones.                                                                                                    Electrical Engineers [2]

                                 1      Natural Zone: This zone will be the farthest from the house
                                        and will contain, once they are established, those plants
                                 that thrive with just rainfall.
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                                                                                                                                                                           Assembly Line Managers [4]
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                                 2     Drought Tolerant Zone: This zone contains plants that
                                       only need to be watered when there has been no rain
                                 for about 7 to 10 days.
                                                                                                        property. Shade trees in Florida are an absolute must! Using
                                                                                                        native plants that have adapted to our environment should be
                                                                                                                                                                           Assembly Line Designers [2]
                                                                                                        the first choice in any landscaping plan. Most of Florida's soil
                                                                                                        is slightly acid to nearly neutral pH. (You can have your soil     designers must have experience
                                 3     Oasis Zone : This zone is nearest to the house and
                                       hardscaped areas (driveways, sidewalks, patios etc.)
                                 followed by the drought tolerant and natural zones. The
                                                                                                        tested for free or at a nominal cost from your local Extension
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                                                                                                                                                                           resource planning;
                                 oasis zone contains plants that require frequent watering              Xeriscaping reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides.       prefer recent experience with
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                                 and maintenance. This should be the smallest zone in the               If you know the needs of each plant in your yard, you'll           either Hybrid Al’s, integrated
                                 landscaping plan. Consider using plants in pots ( instead of           automatically water more wisely.
                                 the routine flower beds), drip irrigation and containers to catch
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                                 is planted in the appropriate zone.                                    place, or will soon. Some cities offer incentives to reduce
                                                                                                        your water consumption. Next month, we’ll discuss some of
                                 Here are just some of the ways to                                      these programs and provide examples and pictures. I’ll also
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                                 Prevent water evaporation and soil erosion by mulching areas.          his lawn to a xerixscaped property. See his “Winter Clean Up”      Salary Requirements to:
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                                                                                                         Australia exhibit. For information contact                   toddler time

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                                                                                                         Saturday April 18 – Sunday April 19
                                                                                                                                                                      10, 10:45 & 11:30am • Seminole County west
                                                                                                                                                                      branch library
                                                                                                                                                                      20 minute program for toddlers, ages 18
By Ellen Fostoff                                     Siberian husky, found her way home, a 77            20th Annual Maitland Spring Arts                             months through two years. Rhymes, music
                                                                                                         Festival                                                     and stories!
Did you ever hear of a dog or cat that               mile trip to Ely, across miles of desert and
was lost and found its way back – miles                                                                  9am-5pm, Saturday; 9am-4pm, Sunday                           Confetti Club
                                                     over the White River and Ward Mountain
                                                                                                         Lake Lily, Maitland. This two day event hosts                3pm • Seminole County west branch library
from home?                                           ranges.                                             around 170 artists, 14 food and beverage                     (30 minute program for children of school
                                                                                                         s tations, 16 s ponsors and thou sand s of                   age). Science, crafts, stories and more!
I was discussing this concept of cats and            Texas – A cat named Ernie jumped from               visitors. A small army of volunteers and an
dogs finding their way home with Dan                 the truck of Chris and Jennifer Trevino,            unstoppable chamber staff, make this all
                                                                                                         happen. The Maitland Men’s Club will be
Cetrone, Publisher. He explained that                September 1994, while it was traveling 60
his father, who at the time lived in New             mph down the highway 600 miles west of
                                                                                                         hosting the main food and beverage areas.                    three Four & More
                                                                                                         For more information, contact the Maitland                   10 & 11am • Seminole County west branch
York City, had a construction job offer in           their home. A month later, Ernie showed             Chamber of Commerce (4 07) 6 4 4 - 0741.                     library
Boston, Massachussetts. He asked a friend            up at the Trevinos’ home in Victoria, Texas,        www.maitlandchamber.com/events/art.htm                       30 minute program for children ages 3-5.
to watch his dog while he was gone.                  hardly recognizable. When Mrs. Trevino                                                                           Stories, songs, activities and puppets.
Shortly after his father left for Boston, the        called the cat by name, he came forward             Saturday–Sunday, April 25–26
dog disappeared from the friend’s home.              and rubbed his face against her leg.                48th Annual Apopka                                           reading buddies
                                                                                                         Art & Foliage Festival                                       4pm • Maitland public library
Three months later the dog appeared in
                                                                                                                                         9am–5pm • kit
Boston. It’s always been a mystery, how              England – A family was moving to another
                                                                                                                                         land Nelson park             baby & toddler Mingle & Story time
the dog was able to find his way to his              town, but their daughter and son were                                               This yearly                  10:30am • Maitland public library
owner who was in a place he and the dog              staying behind to finish their school year.                                         event at tracts              Ages Infants-36 months
never previously visited!                            One day the cat disappeared. 3 months                                               t h o u s a n d s
                                                                                                                                         of visitors,                 FriDAYS
                                                                                                                                         exhibitors and
Here are some other                                                                                                                                                      Friday Night live
                                                                                                                                         conces sionaire
examples of animals                                                                                                                      nationwide.                  7–9pm • eddie rose Amphitheater
that have found                                                                                                                          Th i s i s t h e             Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy great
                                                                                                         m a i n fu nd ra i s i ng eve nt of t h e Ap o pka           live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor
their way home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
                                                                                                         Woman's Club. Juried artists and crafters,                   setting. Top local musicians perform weekly.
T h i s i s a wo r l d w i d e
                                                                                                         school art, entertainment, bus tours of local
phenomenon.                                                                                              nurseries, booth, food and fun. For more                     SATurDAYS
                                                                                                         information contact Mary Frances Mancuso,
Florida – The Johnson                                                                                                                                                 longwood Farmers Market
                                                                                                         MFMancuso@aol.com. See page 24.
                                                                                                                                                                      8:30am–1:30pm • Front of Historic
family was moving
                                                                                                                                                                      longwood Hotel
from Orlando to Miami.                                                                                   SuNDAYS
On moving day their                                                                                      City of Maitland, Farmers’ Market                            Saturday Soup
cat disappeared. They                                                                                    9am–2pm • lake lily park                                     Seminole County west branch library
l o o ke d eve r y wh e re,                                                                              17- 9 2 a n d M a i t l a n d Ave n u e, M a i t l a n d .   2Nd & 4tH SAturdAyS oF tHe MoNtH
                                                                                                         www.itsmymaitland.com                                        30 minute program for the entire family).
but their cat Chips was nowhere to be                later the cat appeared at the new home.                                                                          Stories, crafts, science, and puppet shows.
found. They had to leave without him. Four           The amazing thing was he had to cross
Months later a cat appeared at their new
                                                                                                         MONDAYS                                                      Avian reconditioning Center
                                                     two bridges to get to the new location!                                                                          10am–4pm (weather permitting).
home, skinny and tired, but “home”.                                                                      goodnight Moon Stories and Craft
                                                                                                         7pm • Maitland public library                                Live birds of prey are on display and we
                                                                        These are just a number                                                                       have raptor flight demonstrations between
                                                                                                         Program for all ages
                                                                        of stories of fortunate                                                                       10 :30 & 1:30 and Reading with Raptors at
                                                                        dogs and cats that have                                                                       1pm, read a story with a LIVE hawk or owl!
                                                                                                         TueSDAYS                                                     Admission is free but donations are greatly
                                                                        found their way home,
                                                                                                         Mother goose on the loose                                    appreciated. 323 W Lester Rd Apopka, FL
                                                                        to be reunited with                                                                           32712. Call 407 461-1056.
                                                                                                         10, 10:30 & 11am • Seminole County west
                                                                        their family. Amazingly,         branch library
                                                                        how did these animals            20 minute program for babies, from birth to
                                                                                                         18 months. Rhymes, music and fun!
                                                                                                                                                                            LOCAL GrOupS
                                                                        get home? They don’t
                                                                        have a map, they                                                                                   & OrGANizATiONS
                                                                                                         Altamonte Springs Historical Society
                                                                        don’t have a car, and
                                                                                                         Second tuesday of the Month                                  the MoMS Club of Apopka-Nw
                                                                        t h ey a r e f a c e d w i t h   Meets from 2:30–4:30pm, Eastmonte Park                       offers weekly playgroups, monthly MOM’s
                                                                        major obstacles – from           in the George D. Perkins Civic Center, 830                   Night Out, and various service projects within
                                                                        predators, highways, to          Magnolia Dr., Altamonte Springs FL 32701.                    our community. Come meet other stay-at-
                                                                        a lack of food.                                                                               home moms. Don’t feel alone – You’re NOT!
                                                                                                         WeDNeSDAYS                                                   They provide support for women in the areas
                                                                                                                                                                      of: Northwest Apopka (west of Rock Springs
                                                                         There’s a t heor y t ha t       Story time at the                                            Road/Park Avenue & Hwy 441), Zellwood,
Coventry, Rhode Island - A tenacious                 cats and dogs have a "homing" ability. It’s         North orange branch library                                  Ta n g e r i n e, M o u n t P l y m o u t h . C o n t a c t :
2-year-old Airedale terrier was lost during          thought they may have a built-in celestial          wednesday mornings in the Library Meeting                    Lauren at lauren_pascarella@yahoo.com or
an auto accident in Sterling, Connecticut.           navigation system (using the sun, moon,             Room, Apopka. 10:15am Tiny Tales (babies                     407-889-2521 ■
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But somehow, he found his way back                   and stars as a compass), similar to that
to Cove n t ry, R hod e I s l a n d. Th e d og       of birds. Alternatively, the navigational
apparently walked along highways and                 ability of cats could be attributed to their
back roads all the way home, about 45                sensitivity to the Earth's magnetic fields.
miles, and his owner was thrilled – and
amazed to have him back.                             Another pos sible explanation is that
                                                     animals have a psychic ability. Telepathic
B a n g o r, M a i n e - A b l a c k La b ra d o r
retriever, Molly, was on a trip with her
o w n e r. T h e o w n e r d r o w n e d o n t h e
                                                     communication is largely an unexplored
                                                     area, especially between humans and
                                                     animals, but there are people who claim
                                                                                                             Equestrian Center
Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The dog                that they can communicate with animals
was 200 miles away from home in the                  and their animals can communicate with
wilderness! Three weeks later Molly arrived          them. Some of you may be skeptical, but                           Hunters • Equitation • Green Horses
home.                                                there are so many reported incidents
                                                     around the world, that this can be a
                                                                                                                       Lessons • Boarding • Leasing & Sales
Nevada - Doug Dashiell had taken his                 rea s ona b l e exp l a na t ion for how a n
three dogs with him for a weekend trip to            animal can find its way home.
Tonopah. He thought he would never see                                                                                                Call for reservations
Moon again when she ran away April 6.                Certainly, the human-animal bond can
But, three weeks later she had walked all            be very strong. And this can be the strong                                 Lisa: 407-889-8752, Apopka
the way back home to Ely. Other than
stinking from a skunk that sprayed her,
                                                     guiding force tha t helps them when
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                                 Money Matter$
     March 2009

                                       The GAP Trap: Why                                            You N e e d Ga p I n s u ra n ce                                                             Small Businesses:
                                                             By Ken Worrow, CRPC, CSA, Owner of Able Best Agency, Inc. (Allstate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Smart Marketing
                                 Q     What is gap insurance? Where
                                       can I get it? Is it worth it?             A     First, visualize buying a new car.
                                                                                       You have good credit and you buy
                                                                                                                                       arrangements with the finance company
                                                                                                                                       to pay off a car that you don’t have. If you
                                                                                 a $25,000.00 car with $500.00 down and                have Gap Insurance, the insurance may                   By Wendy Bacigalupi
                                                                                 you finance it for 6 years. In this case you          pick up the difference in what you owe for              The $787 billion American Recovery and
                                                                                 are immediately “upside down” in the                  the car and what the actual cash value                  Reinvestment Act (aka the economic
                                                                                 loan. The car is worth less than you owe              of the car is at that time.                             stimulus package) set aside a modest
                                                                                 from day one.                                                                                                 amount of funds for small busines s
                                                                                                                                       Gap in s urance i s available a t mos t                 assistance through Federal grants and tax
                                                                                 What happens if you total the car one                 n ew c a r d e a l e r s h i p s . H oweve r, i t i s   cuts. And while helpful, these benefits will
                                                                                 year later? The Actual Cash Value is                  usually less expensive if you add it onto               take time to make an impact.
                                                                                 what the car is worth at the time of the              your Automobile insurance. If you are
                                                                                 accident. The insurance company is                    putting very little down on your car and/               So instead of waiting for stimulus relief,
                                                                                 going to pay your finance company the                 or financing for a long time it is worth                the strongest small business survivors will
                                                                                 Actual Cash Value for the car. That is not            con s idering. You will probably owe
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                                                                                                                                                                                               continue to view the current economic
                                                                                 the same as what you owe on the car.                  more than the value of the car for many                 d o w n t u r n a s a n o p p o r t u n i t y, n o t a
                                                                                                                                       years.                                                  setback. In fact, some of the world’s most
                                                                                 In this example it could be thousands of                                                                      recognized successful companies turned
                                                                                 dollars less than you owe. That means                 For more information, you can call me,                  recession into opportunity. Companies
                                                                                 t h a t yo u w o u l d s t i l l n e e d t o m a ke   ken worrow, 407-889-8494. ■                             including Burger King, CNN, and even
                                                                                                                                                                                               M i c ro s o f t a l l l a u n c h e d d u r i n g p a s t
                                                                                                                                                                                               recessions, and are still doing well today.

                                                                                                                                                                                               Like these well-known companies, today’s
                                                              TH E S T E P S TO FI NAN CIAL I N D E PE N D E N C E                                                                             surviving and thriving small businesses

                                    Pay Now or Pay Later: Important Warnings
                                                                                                                                                                                               will turn this economic downturn into
                                                                                                                                                                                               opportunity as well. They’ll use creative
                                                                                                                                                                                               and cost-efficient marketing strategies to
                                                          H ow N OT To Lo s e M o ney To Ta xe s                                                                                               create new opportunities.

                                                                      By Robert E. “Buddy” Hewell, CFO of A.T.A.P COMPANIES                                                                    S m a l l b u s i n e s s s u r v i vo r s w i l l m a rke t
                                                                                                                                                                                               their products to meet the unique and
                                                                                 who are blessed with large incomes                    Believe me; it was easier to achieve                    changing economic needs of old and
                                                                                 should check deductibility rules. Utilizing           financial independence investing 100%                   new customers, putting a new spin on
                                                                                 maximum IRA deposits annually can                     of our money instead of 70%, 80%, or                    ex i s t i n g p ro d u c t s . Fo r exa m p l e, j o b
                                                                                 defer or save THOUSANDS of dollars of                 90% after taxes. This is another “A.T.A.P.              seekers have important needs, especially
                                                                                 tax liability.                                        Law” regarding taxes: save NOW and                      when on the interview circuit. A hair or nail
                                                                                                                                       pay LATER.                                              salon could approach this market with
                                                                                 We believe in keeping and investing OUR
                                                                                                                                                                                               services for job seekers.
                                                                                 money NOW and to pay taxes sometime,                  you can contact buddy at
                                                                                 if at all, in the future. That decision is the        buddy@centralfloridajournal.com ■                       They can market inexpensively through the
                                                                                 main reason we have NOT established                                                                           Internet. Through well-crafted web sites,
                                                                                 a Roth IRA. The concept of your growth                                                                        search engine keyword marketing, and
                                                                                 in a Roth not being taxed now or later                                                                        even downloadable brochures, coupons,
                                                                                 sounds good, but the reality of paying                     Lost Your Job?                                     and mailing lists, small businesses can
                                                                                 100% of taxes due on a “conversion” or
                                                                                                                                          Need A Health Plan?                                  repurpose marketing dollars to create
                                                                                 on current deposits after income tax paid                                                                     s m a r t , c o s t - e f f i c i e n t , a n d e f f e c t i ve
                                                                                 resulting in a reduced investment is not                 If you’ve lost your job and want                     marketing campaigns to reach customers
                                                                                 appealing.                                               to keep your health plan, you                        from virtually anywhere, despite their
                                                                                                                                          need to know how to approach                         economic circumstances. Why? Because
                                                                                 We remember the government “gotcha”
                                                                                                                                          COBRA.                                               they’re creating new opportunities, which
                                                                                 when they, in 1986, changed the tax laws
                                                                                                                                                                                               could result in new revenue streams.
                                 We have read that there are at least two        on rental real estate. Who can say that                  Florida has options for you – and
                                 certainties in time: death and taxes. We        they won’t change the Roth in the future?                for the other 3.8 million uninsured                  And even though local small businesses
                                 disagree on the “death” statement…we            Did you know in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and                adults. You’ll have to pay 102%                      may not realize the growth or recognition
                                 are Christians and believe our souls are        80’s when you were paying social security                of the health coverage costs –                       as Microsoft per se, they may well achieve
                                 the real us and are eternal and will not        taxes that you could end up being taxed                  and that can add up to triple the                    the same staying power in any economy
                                 know death, but that is a topic for spiritual   on your social securit y income? Did                     cost.                                                by c re a t i n g t h e i r ow n o p p o r t u n i t i e s
                                 articles at another time!                       you know that your Medicare premiums                                                                          through smart marketing.
                                                                                 could be increase based upon your                        You can receive a 60% federal
                                 Since the Bible instructs us to pay taxes       income thereby reducing your social                      subsidy of the costs for up to                       We n dy B a c i g a l u p i i s a p rofe s s i o na l write r
                                 to our government, we agree with the            security checks?                                         nine months. Or you can use the                      who specializes in the research and reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                               of nati o na l , m etro, a n d m a c ro eco no m i c
                                 “taxes” statement, but we can determine                                                                  “Cover Florida” State program                        statistics within the U.S. and abroad. Wendy
                                 how much and when to pay.                       Two more “Gotcha”s. We have always                       with premiums from $50 to $170                       a l so ha s worked with a multitude of s ma ll-
                                                                                 believed that we were better stewards                    - or research the special COBRA                      to - m i d s ize co m pa n i e s a c ro s s mo st U. S .
                                 March and April are t wo months                 of money than the government, so we                      related medical plans from Blue                      industry sectors to create effective business
                                 associated with an opportunity to reduce        practiced utilizing qualified savings plans              Cross, Aetna and other health
                                                                                                                                                                                               p l a n s a n d re l a t e d c o m m u n i c a t i o n s t h a t
                                 last year’s taxes by depositing monies                                                                                                                        a d d re s s the eco no my ' s eve r- c ha n g i n g
                                                                                 and other legal tax reduction strategies                 plan companies. ■                                    cond ition s. Wendy ca n be reached at
                                 in an IRA before April 15th 2009. There         so we could save/inves t the money                                                                            wendy@centralfloridajournal.com ■
                                 are income limitations, so those of you         instead of sending it to Washington.
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                                   Technology News Digest                                                                                                                                                                 Paws to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            March 2009
                                                         does Anything in life Come Free? yeS!

                                                         Software Freebies                                                                                                                Helping A Child
                                                                                                                                                                                            To Grieve
                                                        Need to manage appointments                                     Paint is difficult for children to use. If you
                                                                                                                        want to make it easy and fun for children
                                                        with a calendar?
                                                                                                                        to create drawings easily, download the
                                                        If you’re doing away
                                                                                                                        FREE Tux Paint. It’s great for children.
As a publisher, medical researcher, entrepreneur        with Outlook, you’ll
and teacher, it’s necessary to wear different hats.
                                                                                                                        The large buttons make it easy to create
                                                        need a calendar
Now, with the new column on Technology, instead                                                                         drawings and graphics. ht tp ://w w w.
                                                        m a n a g e m e n t
of another hat, I thought I’d wear some different                                                                       tuxpaint.org
clothes. That’s where Mr. T comes in—note the
                                                        program. Lightning
dramatic change in hair line and color.                 is a calendar add -
                                                        on for Thunderbird.
                                                                                                                        Need to edit video?
We’re starting this first column with a great list                                                                      The profes sional -
                                                        Or if you want a program that just does
of Freebies. Next month we’ll start a series of                                                                         grade Adobe
                                                        calendar work, download Sunbird.
articles ranging from computer security to useful                                                                       Premiere video -
tips for saving time and money with your home           h t t p : // w w w. m o z i l l a . o r g / p r o j e c t s /
                                                                                                                        e d i t i n g p ro g ra m
or office computers. These articles will be the         calendar/lightning
best of the best—Mr. T will be bringing you the                                                                         i s more power fu l
Technology News Digest.                                 h t t p : // w w w. m o z i l l a . o r g / p r o j e c t s /   than most people
                                                        calendar/sunbird                                                need. Avidemux is perfect for us amateur                         Aisha, a Hospice of the Comforter Pet Partner

S   oftware programs can be expensive.                                                                                  users. It has a really simple video-editing                      volunteer, visits the apartment of a 68 year-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
    Yo u k n o w I ’m n o t g o i n g t o p a y         Do you create layouts?                                          process, with all the popular file formats.                      old hospice patient…
h u n d re d s o f d o l l a r s fo r a p ro g ra m .                                                                   Although Avidemux doesn’t have all
                                                                        A word processor is great
Especially since, just like everybody else,                                                                             of Premiere’s fea tures, i t ’s defini tely                      As I bounce from the car and approach
                                                                        for creating general
I need several different kinds of programs.                                                                             more advanced than most other video                              the door, I hear voices from the other
                                                                        documents. Bu t i f you
That would cost me $3 to $4,000 And You                                                                                 editors. And you really don’t need all the                       side. My ears perk right up and I begin
                                                                        want the documents
Know I Ain’t Gonna Pay That Much!                                                                                       Advanced features that Premiere has,                             barking hello! I know that voice! It’s my
                                                                        to look professional
                                                                                                                        unless you’re editing a film for Hollywood.                      good friend Vicki, a Social Worker, with
                                                                        for printing, you need
I don’t want to pirate the programs, so i’ve                                                                            All you need to do is sort your scenes, edit                     Hospice of the Comforter.
                                                                        a d e s k to p - p u b l i s h i n g
researched all the free programs. Most of                                                                               them and maybe correct the colors and
                                                                        program. Scribu s is
the free programs are priced right because                                                                              apply special effects and filters. Avidemux                      Vicki requested I visit our patient, Gerald
                                                                        mu c h l ike M i c r o s o f t
they’re a hassle to use and they have                                                                                   will do that and more and it’s easier to                         and his family. Gerald is 68 years old
                                                        Publisher or Adobe InDesign. You’ll get
limitations. But i did find the best programs                                                                           learn.                                                           and suffers from pancreatic cancer. He
                                                        professional-quality page layouts in an
in ten categories that work just as good as                                                                             h t t p : // a v i d e m u x . s o u r c e f o r g e . n e t /   shares an apartment with his daughter,
                                                        easy-to-use FREE program.
the popular pricey ones. And i also looked                                                                              screenshots.html                                                 Deena and his granddaughter, Darlene.
for free programs that had limitations that                                                                                                                                              Little Darlene hasn’t spoken a word in
really didn’t matter. Most of the features                                                                              Want To Design Web Pages?                                        over two weeks and spends hours at her
they left out are the ones that are seldom
                                                        Want to edit photos?                                                                                                             Grandpa’s bedside. Social Workers, like
                                                        Photoshop is the                                                Do you want to
used. At least by me. I also tested them to                                                                                                                                              Vicki, are there to listen to our patients
                                                        King for many                                                   c rea te you r own
make sure they’re easier to learn and use,                                                                                                                                               and their families. It isn’t only the patient
                                                        photographers.                                                  Web site – without
than the popular pricey names. Take a                                                                                                                                                    that experiences stress and fear. Often
                                                        However, the                                                    l e a rn i n g a l l t h a t
look and pick out the ones you can use.                                                                                                                                                  their families suffer anxiety and other
                                                        $600+ price tag is                                              code? Just find a
                                                                                                                                                                                         emotions while coping with the illness and
                                                        too high for most                                               W YS I W YG (w h a t -
Create documents,                                                                                                       you-see -is-what-you- get) HTML editor.
                                                                                                                                                                                         anticipated passing of a loved one. Vicki
                                                        of us amateurs.
spreadsheets and more                                   You don’t need to                                               Dreamweaver is a popular WYSIWYG
                                                                                                                                                                                         offers them advice on finding ways to deal
Microsoft Office                                                                                                                                                                         with their issues and emotions. She thought
                                                        settle for a lesser photo editor. GIMP is                       editor. But, it ain’t FREE and it IS expensive!
is the most used                                                                                                                                                                         a visit from me would help Darlene.
                                                        just as good as Photoshop and has all its                       You’ll get the same features with the
Office suite. You                                                                                                       FREE Nvu. A strange name [pronounced
                                                        features. It puts advanced photo-editing                                                                                         I give Darlene my warmest, friendliest,
probably use it                                                                                                         N -View] but you’ll love the program.
                                                        tasks at your fingertips, if you need them.                                                                                      greeting. “Yip, Yip!” She looks up, cracks
at work, but that doesn’t mean you need                                                                                 http://www.nvu.com
                                                        GIMP will even appeal to professional                                                                                            a tiny smile, but doesn’t invite me over.
it at home. If you haven’t purchased it
                                                        photographers. Especially since it has                                                                                           Tough crowd! I sprint and leap up into
yet, or if your edition doesn’t have all
                                                        add-ons that expand the features.                               We all need to create pdf files.                                 her lap. She begins to pet my head and
the features you want, be sure to tr y
                                                        http://www.gimp.org                                                                                                              softly mutters, “Hi, puppy.” During my
these great FREE substitutes. OpenOffice
                                                                                                                                                                                         next few visits, Darlene tells me it scares
includes a word processor, spreadsheet,
                                                        Are you an artist?                                                                                                               her to think of Pop Pop dying, but she
database, presentation program and                                                                                      PDF files are incredibly popular. They can
                                                                            Just like Photoshop, the                                                                                     feels better talking to me, because I
more. OpenOffice is compatible with                                                                                     be read on every computer and have
                                                                            illustration programs                                                                                        just listen.
Microsoft Office files. So, you can use it and                                                                          great formatting ability. As you know, the
                                                                            are too expens ive.
then save the files in the Office formats.                                                                              reader is FREE – but the Adobe Acrobat                           A s a Pe t Pa r t n e r, I’ve l e a rn e d t h a t
                                                                            Adobe Illustrator
http://openoffice-software.com/home                                                                                     program is too costly for me. So, I tested                       children are often the forgotten grievers.
                                                                            or Corel Draw cost
                                                                            hundreds of dollars. I                      PDFCreator. The program loads into your                          I was happy my visits helped Darlene
Want to download e-mail?                                tested Inkscape. Although it lacks some                         printer list. When you want to convert a                         expres s her feeling s, thoughts and
                OpenOffice doesn’t contain                                                                              file to PDF, just pretend you want to print                      emotions. That’s my job, and I feel good
                                                        advanced features, it’s a great program.
                an Microsoft Outlook                                                                                    it and select PDFCreator as your printer.                        when I’m able to do my job. ■
                                                        And Inkscape is compatible with many
                equivalent. That’s OK, there                                                                            The only limitation is PDFCreator does not
                                                        different file types.
                are other programs that                                                                                 let you edit PDF files. Most of us don’t edit                              Aisha, Pet Partner Volunteer
                are very popular because                                                                                PDF files.                                                                 www.hospiceofthecomforter.org
                they will handle your e-mail                                                                            http://www-pdfcreator.com
ju s t a s well, and even bet ter t han
                                                        Children want to draw too?                                                                                                       Hospice of the Comforter serves patients with
                                                        Microsoft Paint                                                 That’s the list of FREEBIES for this month.                      incurable illnesses, including cardiac disease.
Microsoft. For example ThunderBird offers
                                                        is included with                                                                                                                 H o s p i c e o f t h e C o m fo r t e r t e a m m e m b e r s
many of the same e - mail features as                                                                                   If you’re looking for a category I didn’t                        vi s it patients wherever they ca l l home a nd
                                                        Windows. It                                                     cover, send me an e-mail and I’ll find
Outlook. It was developed by Mozilla,                                                                                                                                                    provide the support and tools that enhance a
                                                        i s n’ t a s eriou s                                            what you’re looking for. ■                                       patient’s quality of life, like Pet therapy, medical
which produces the free browser, Firefox.
                                                        graphics program. But many casual                                                                                                equipment and emotional support. For more
                                                        users rely on it. Unfortunately, Microsoft                                                                                       information on common hospice diagnoses, visit
US/thunderbird                                                                                                                                                                           www.hospiceofthecomforter.org/diagnoses.html
      24                                                                 Home Delivery of BREAD??

                                                                       “ Yo u C a n ’ t M a k e G o o d         Orlando. Now, I’m making
                                                                       Italian Bread In Florida – Too           them available to our
                                                                       Much Moisture In The Air”                readers, through local outlets
     March 2009

                                                                                                                and even a possible Home
                                                                       Anyone who knows me                      Delivery.
                                                                       – k n o w s n o t t o s a y “ Yo u
                                                                       C a n ’ t …” L i ke “ Yo u c a n’ t      People are already saying
                                                                       publish a paper with No                  “Naw, you can’t develop
                                                                                                                routes for home delivery of

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Art &
                                                                       N e g a t i v e n e w s ” o r “ Yo u
                                                                       can’t create a car that does             bread” – they don’t learn.
                                                                       more than 100 MPG” or “You
                                                                       can’t make bread without                 We have a full line of breads
                                                                       chemicals and preservatives              and rolls – All Natural & No

                                                                       – you need the shelf life to             Preservatives.
                                                                       increase profits”’
                                                                                                                If you’re interested in Home
                                                                       Anyone who went to t he                  Delivery – let me know.

                                                                       Farmer’s Market and
                                                                       tasted all our breads, know              If you have a store or
                                                                       we’ve successfully created               restaurant, and want to sell
                                                                       delicious, crisp breads – with           the bread or serve it to your
                                                                       all natural ingredients.                 customers, call me.

                                                                       T h ey ’re b e i n g s o l d t o t h e           Dan Cetrone
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Presented by the
                                                                       quality hotels in downtown                  407-376-9500
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Apopka Woman’s Club

                                           ing!                      50’s–60’s
                                 Grand Open                            Diner                                                                                                                        - Fine Arts -
                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Crafts -
                                                                                                                                                                                             - Wide Variety of Plants -
                                                                                                                                                                                               - Children’s Art Area -
                                                                      Chicago Vienna Hot Dogs • Chicago Pizza • Chicago Italian
                                                                                                                                                                                               - Nursery Bus Tours -
                                  Come in and try our famous             Beef Sub • Philly Cheese Steak Subs • Steakburger
                                                                           Soft Serve Ice Cream • Italian Ice (Homemade)*
                                                                                                                                                                                                - Plant Specialists -
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                  Philly Cheese Steak                                    And So Much More!                                                                                 - Continuous Entertainment -
                                            and get a                     Open Sunday 11am–9pm • Closed Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                       - Food -
                                                                               Tuesday–Thursday 11am–9pm
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                                  One Coupon Per Customer. Expires
                                                                                     Call 407-889-0862
                                    4/15/09. Must Present Coupon.
                                                                        4 5 5 0 R O C K S P R I N G S R OA D, A P O P K A                                                Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26
                                                                                                                                                                               9:00 am to 5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                               Kit Land Nelson Park

                                        John’s Custom Wood Works
                                               We Put the U in Custom Furniture
                                              Designed & Built to Make You Proud,                                                                              Apopka
                                                    Comfortable & Satisfied
                                                                                                                                                         Art & Foliage Festival
                                 407-814-1788                              www.JohnsCustomWoodWorks.com
                                                                               email: jcww80@aol.com                                                          Presented by the Apopka Woman’s Club
                                                                                                                                                   9am – 5pm Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th
                                                                                                                                                 Enjoy a fun-filled day at the 48th Annual Apopka Art & Foliage Festival at Kit Land
                                                                                                                                                 Nelson Park. It’s FREE admission. You’ll find a wide variety of plants from local growers;
                                                                                                                                                 meet with plant specialists and get answers to your questions; view and purchase
                                                                                                                                                 fine art and crafts. The Festival showcases the work of 150 artisans and crafters,
                                                                                                                                                 who compete for ribbons and prizes. There’s a Children’s Art Area too. There will be
                                                                                                                                                 continuous entertainment and food concessions. You can even take a bus tour of
                                                                                                                                                 the local nurseries and get a first-hand look at the foliage industry. It’s a very popular
                                                                                                                                                 feature of this festival.
                                                             s - Bartels                                                                         Over 30,000 people visit the

                                                         case Man
                                                                                                                                                 Festival each year. Over
                                                  - BooUnits -
                                                                                                                                                 $ 20,0 0 0 in proceeds

                                                                                                                                                 from last year’s event

                                           bine nment
                                                                                                                                                 went back into

                                         Ca tai                                                                                                  the community

                                             r                                                                                                   through donations

                                        Ente                                                                                                     t o    l o c a l

                                                                                                                                                 The Apopka
                                                                                                                                                 Woman’s Club
                                                                                                                                                 has been serving
                                                                                                                                                 the community for
                                                                                                                                                 52 years.

                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the ad this page or visit
                                                                                                                   FREE WiFi Is Popular                                                                     25

You & The Law                                                                                       By Dan Cetrone

                                                                                                                                                                                                            March 2009
                                                                                                    Last month I put a
                                                                                                    picture of those strange
                                                                                                    antennas popping
                                                                                                    up on all the poles in

                                                                                                    I explained they were
                                                                                                    par t of the FREE WiFi

              Violating Court Orders –                                                              system the City is
                                                                                                    i n s t a l l i n g . A p o p ka i s

                 Contempt of Court                                                                  t h e o n l y C i t y t h a t ’s
                                                                                                    doing this in our area.
                                                                                                    Winter Park started, but

Q     My Former Wife and I were divorced three years ago. We have two children
      ages 11 and 9. My Former Wife has not allowed me to see our children since
                                                                                                    stopped. Orlando does
                                                                                                    have a small WiFi area.
the divorce because she states that our children do not like my new girlfriend.                     I wa s i m p re s s e d w i t h
We have a court order that states I get my children every other weekend, rotating                   how Apopka is staying
holidays, half of the summer and one day during the week and she continues to                       on top of the latest
not allow me to see them. Is their anything I can do?                                               technology.

A      This question is like déjà vu from last month. It appears there are a lot of violators
       of court orders, namely domestic orders. As I told my last reader last month,
anyone that willfully violates a court order is in contempt. Your Former Wife has no
                                                                                                    A p p a r e n t l y, m o s t
                                                                                                    Apopka residents are
                                                                                                    also impressed. My
right to withhold your children from visitation because your children may or may not                e m a i l wa s f i l l e d w i t h
like your new companion.                                                                            questions. Apparently
                                                                                                    everyone with a
What you need to do is file a Motion for Contempt/Enforcement against your Former
                                                                                                    computer is interested

                                                                                                                                                                                                          cent r a l flor ida jou r na l
Wife for violating your time sharing with your minor children. Once in front of the Judge,                                                               4. Are there parts of Apopka that won't
                                                                                                    in FREE Wi-Fi.
your Former Wife will have to explain to the Judge why she is not allowing you to have                                                                      be able to use the WiFi? One reader
your time sharing with your children. If the Judge finds her in Contempt, the Judge may             I’ve sorted out the questions and asked                 told me there are no poles in her
order make up visitation and in the most extreme cases, change in custody. ■                        Donald Kahrs from the City of Apopka                    section of Apopka. For example,
                                                                                                    for the answers. Here are his responses.                there are dozens of antennas in the
                                                                                                                                                            Rock Springs Ridge community. But
                                                                                                    1. W h e n w i l l t h e W i F i b e u p a n d          what about sections that are in the

                                       Laura L. Sterling, P.A.                                         running? You had said that testing
                                                                                                       should be complete and ready for
                                                                                                       general use early this summer. Is this
                                                                                                                                                            outside limits of the city - or that don't
                                                                                                                                                            have poles? Will the equipment be
                                                                                                                                                            able to service them?

                                                 Attorney at Law                                       still true? AND what do you consider
                                                                                                       'early summer'?
                                                                                                                                                            The service will be available within
                                                                                                                                                            the City limits of Apopka.
                                                                                                       End of June
                                                        General Practice                            2. Will it be 'turned on' all over Apopka
                                                                                                                                                         5. How are you dealing with the security
                                                                                                                                                            factor? I assume the security issues
                                                        that includes:                                 - or in sections?
                                                                                                       All of Apopka
                                                                                                                                                            are up to the user. Correct?
                                                                                                                                                            I f you u t i l i z e s ecu re p rotoco l s
                                                                                                                                                            like HTTPS and secure Pop3 for
                                                        • Estate Planning                           3. O v e r h a l f o f t h e r e s p o n s e s w e
                                                                                                       received asked if the WiFi is going to
                                                                                                                                                            t ra nsactions then you r data i s
                                                                                                                                                            already encrypted all the way to
                                                        • Family Law                                   be totally FREE?
                                                                                                       The Apopka Wi Fi network wa s
                                                                                                                                                            the end server. For Internet Explorer,
                                                                                                                                                            when utilizing the web browser to
                                                                                                       originally des igned for digital
     Laura L. Sterling, P.A.                            • Criminal Law                                 inclusion. This simply means to allow
                                                                                                                                                            send secure information check to
                                                                                                                                                            see that the lock in the lower corner
                                                                                                       basic services such as email and web                 of the screen is closed or locked. Mail
                                                                                                       browsing. Any advance protocols                      servers also have secure protocols
                    407-331-5505                                                                       or content heavy applications
                                                                                                       may incur a subscription fee from
                                                                                                                                                            that protect against eavesdropping.
                                                                                                                                                            This is good practice any time you’re
                                                                                                       the service provider. We are s till                  doing transactions on the Internet
   118 West Orange Street, Suite 2, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714                                        evaluating all the aspects of this area
                                                                                                       and will have more information once
                                                                                                                                                            and not just when using WiFi.

                                                                                                       the pilot beta starts. But the average            We’ll be checking back with the City
                                                                                                       user will not incur any costs.                    after the system is up and running. ■

   Foliage Garden Club of Apopka
  Annual Card Party, Fashion Show
     & Luncheon—A Big Success!                                                                                             Summer Camps
                                                            Play cards, watch a fashion
                                                            s h ow, e nj oy a l u n c h , f i n d
                                                            some “treasures” at a White
                                                                                                                           Directory 2009
                                                            Elephant and Plant Sale and                                  Coming Next Month — April Issue
                                                            win a door prize – that’s what
                                                            the ladies did at The Foliage
                                                                                                                                            For advertising,
                                                                                                                                           Call 407-376-9500
                                                            Ga rd e n Cl u b of Apopka’s
                                                            Annual Card Party, Fashion

                                                                                                                          For FREE listing,
                                                            Show and Luncheon Saturday,
                                                            February 28th. This fund raising
                                                            event helps support the club’s
                                                            conservation projects.
                                                                                                                       Send your camp info to:
L to R: Mary Frances Mancuso, Betty Ann Huntsman,                                                                summercamps@centralfloridajournal.com
Sandy Bove, Nancy McClure
      26                         Grumpy                                             10,500 chemicals used in personal
                                                                                    care products have ever been safety
                                                                                                                                         chem icals i n personal care
                                                                                                                                         products accumulate or interact
                                 [Continued from page 10]
                                                                                    tested -- and those were assessed by                 inside the body, or how exposure
                                                                                    the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel,                in childhood impacts health. We
     March 2009

                                                                                    funded by manufacturers.                             do know that mothers exposed
                                          It’s Not Only                                                                                  during pregnancy to phthalates
                                            Skin Deep                               T r y g u e s s i n g h o w m a n y u n s a fe
                                                                                    ingredients that fox-g uarding-the-
                                                                                                                                         (c om m on i n d e o d or a n t s,
                                                                                                                                         makeup, and soaps) are giving
                                 And while we’re on the subject of                  henhouse has found so far? In thirty                 birth to sons with smaller and
                                 cosmetics – including the ones now                 years, that Review Panel has identified              feminized genitals. And a 2006
                                 being marketed to children – I have                just nine unsafe ingredients. Compare                u n iversity stud y suggested
                                 to warn you about the dangers in this              t h a t w it h t h e E u r op e a n Un ion’s         that the earlier your daughter
                                 highly unregulated field.                          approach. Six years ago, in 2003, the                starts using certain cosmetics
                                                                                    EU Cosmetics Directive outlawed the                  -- and the more she uses -- the
                                 Just in case you think I’m getting                 use of 1,100 chemicals in cosmetics                  greater her risk of developing
                                 carried away with all this scare talk,             suspected of causing cancer, genetic                 breast cancer.
                                 let’s start with the hard evidence.                mutations, or birth defects.
                                 I asked the publisher Dan Cetrone                                                                       That’s frightening when you
                                 to again use his medical research                  At least the labels have to tell the                 see how lipstick and makeup
                                 database to find out how serious this              truth and protect us. Wrong again.                   is being marketed to pre-
                                 cosmetic problem is.                               Our government also fails to protect                 teens.                                            c osme t ic s
                                                                                    us through labeling. While companies                                                                   – that you can trust.
                                 The research studies show that our                 are required to list ingredients, there              It’s obv iou s t h at volu nt a r y sel f-        Send me an email if you need help
                                 c osmet ic choic es c a n b e c au si n g          are no labeling standards. So any                    regulation of the cosmetics industry              finding a reputable company.
                                 genetic mutations, cancer, and other               manufacturer can label its products                  is putting us, the consumer, in harm’s
                                 harm. I’m not out here alone anymore.              as “safe,” “natural,” “non-toxic,” or                way. Critics charge that the F DA                 AND - Check your products online.
                                 The reports and articles are starting              “organic,” even when they contain                    essentially functions as a marketing              There’s a database created by the
                                 to show up.                                        numerous synthetic, petroleum-based                  arm of the cosmetics industry, not                Environmental Working Group, it’s
                                                                                    chemicals.                                           a p ubl ic pr ot e c t or. We ne e d a nd         at w w w.cosmeticsdatabase.com. It
                                 Let’s take the average daily routine in                                                                 deserve stronger federal oversight                ranks the hazards of 30,000 beauty
                                 your home. You jump in the shower,                 Sc ient i s t s a nd r ese a r c her s h ave         and regulation of toxic chemicals in              products and 10,000 ing red ients,
                                                                                                                                                                                           u si n g d at a c ompi led fr om over
cent r a l flor ida jou r na l

                                 soap up and shampoo. Dry off, roll on              proven the dangers of several toxic                  cosmetics.
                                 deodorant, spray perfume or cologne.               ingredients that we should avoid. One                                                                  50 international govern ment and
                                 Mousse your hair. Brush your teeth.                of the worst are the parabens. They                  Every day we’re exposed to over 100               university databases.
                                 The girls apply makeup. The g uys                  interfere w ith our hormones, our                    chemicals, just by using personal
                                 lather up and shave.                               immune system and our brain. They                    care products. How do we protect                  As you can see, I’m not the only one
                                                                                    also are linked to cancer.                           ourselves? We need information to                 concerned about the cosmetic industry.
                                 You all smell and look great. But ask                                                                   help us avoid the dangers of letting              Now, you’ve got the information you
                                 yourself: what did you just put on                 So, wh y are they w idely used by                    all those chemicals go much further               need to protect yourself. This will
                                 your body? What’s in the products you              manu facturers as preservatives?                     than skin deep.                                   enable you to take responsibility for
                                 just used and how safe are they?                   These are pesticides that can keep                                                                     you and your family’s health.
                                                                                    the bacteria or fung us out of our                   Here’s what you can do. Read the
                                 No need to worry. The government                   shampoos for years. They are used in                 labels. Fi nd a sou rce for natu ral              I’ll be back next month with some
                                 h a s t e s t e d a n d ap p r o v e d e v e r y   so many products that researchers                                                                      more information you can use…
                                 personal care product, because they                have found traces in nearly all urine
                                 can be absorbed through the skin and               samples taken from American adults.

                                                                                                                                               Central Florida Journal
                                 into the bloodstream.                              They’ve also been found in breast
                                 Who told you that? I certainly didn’t.
                                 I told you that the U.S. Food and                  T h r e e - q u a r t e r s o f u s a l s o h av e
                                 Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t
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                                 and bottles. Even if those chemicals               The problem is many of the most                              Albertsons - Rock Springs Rd & 436                  Sales & Marketing
                                 are known or suspected to be gender-                                                                                  Allstate (Able Best) - 436
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                                 bending, cancer-causing, or otherwise              cream, hair dye, or deodorant are                                Apopka City Hall - Park Ave
                                 harmful.                                           not even listed on the label. Many                                  Apopka Utilities Office                          Staff Writers
                                                                                    are byproducts created in the                                       Apopka Vet Clinic - 441                      Bob Moran, Susan Figaro,
                                 That red lipstick can contain lead,                m a nu fa c t u r i n g pr o c ess, s uc h a s           Compare - 436 (Pier One Shopping Center)             Linda Tighe, and Bob Schuman
                                 which brightens the color and keeps it             1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde. These                       Dr. Trevisani, D.M.D. - Wekiwa Commons
                                 on your lips longer. Think about that                                                                              Hair Now! - Rock Springs Road
                                                                                    chemicals easily penetrate the skin
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                                 next time you’re eating a sandwich                 and are classified as probable human
                                                                                                                                                     Pet Care Center of Apopka -                   Ellen Fostoff, Dan Cetrone,
                                 without blotting your lipstick off.                carcinogens by the U.S. Environmental                                 Rock Springs Road                       Dane Nortec, Carol McCorkle,
                                 It’s estimated that women eat about                Protection Agency.                                                                                               Dr. Green, Ken Worrow,
                                                                                                                                                      Publix - Rock Springs Road
                                 four pounds of lipstick during their                                                                                    Winn Dixie - 436 & 441                  Annie Greer, Barbara Middleton,
                                 lifetime. That estimate was made by                Everyone likes to smell good. Some                                                                           Buddy Hewell and Laura Sterling
                                                                                                                                                 AltAMoNte SpriNgS, loNgwood,
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                                 lead accumulates in the body over                  se c r et, c ompa n ies a r e exempt e d                      Maitland Library – Maitland Ave.
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                                 unborn child, causing brain damage.
                                                                                    sy nthetic compou nds brewed into                          Publix – Wekiva Springs Rd/Hunt Club,                      Distribution
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                                                                                                                                                              Longwood                       28,000+ Mailed to Families and Businesses
                                 According to the nonprofit                         What scientists also find alarming                                    Gold’s Gym – SR 436
                                 Environmental Working Group (EWG),                                                                                                                             in Orange, Seminole & Lake Counties
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