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Taking a break
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 6 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs

Hospital takes basketball break

The Magic Fan Van event was held at Winter Park Memorial Hospital on April 18. Hospital employees got to take a break from their hectic work days and get in on the basketball fun!

The American Institute of Architects - Orlando Chapter - honored father and son James Gamble Rogers II, FAIA, and John H. Rogers, FAIA, of RLF, a Winter Park-based architecture, engineering and interior design firm, during its 2011 Awards for Design Excellence Presentation and Gala held on April 9 at the Country Club of Orlando.

Help United Arts win up to $500,000 by “liking” the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook at, and casting your vote for United Arts of Central Florida (find us under “Search For Charities”). United Arts of Central Florida is competing with charities nationwide for contributions ranging from $20,000 to $500,000 through the Chase Community Giving program.

The Winter Park Police Department in partnership with the Victim Service Center of Orange County is conducting free Women’s Safety Classes for women who work and live in Winter Park. Call 407-599-3311.

On Wednesday, April 20, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the 26th annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink, the organization’s annual food festival. Here are the winners: 4 Rivers Smokehouse was honored with Best Main Course for Chef John Rivers’ Six Shooter Shots. Best Side Dish was presented to The Ravenous Pig for Chef James Petrakis’ unique offering of Smoked Florida Cobia with Watermelon and Radish Relish. Best Dessert was awarded to LUMA on Park for Chef Brandon McGlamery’s Strawberry Milkshake with Hazelnut Crumble and Basil Meringue. Finally, Best Booth Display went to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt of Winter Park, a first-time participant at the event.

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Tickets going on sale

Registration is open for the 7th Annual Orlando Triathlon in Baldwin Park at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Visit

The 25th Anniversary Celebration of Winter Park High School International Baccalaureate Programme is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Campus – Auditorium. It features past IB directors, tours of New 9th Grade Center, entertainment by the Wildcats, and Memorabilia. Lunch is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call 407-622-3212.

The Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce will host the 23rd Annual Tastefully Goldenrod, Food Tasting & Silent Auction from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Sts. Peter and Paul Social Hall.

Volunteer opportunities

Maitland is looking for residents to serve on the Charter Review Commission. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 29. There are also openings on various city boards. Contact the City Clerk for an application at 407-539-6219 or [email protected]

Central Florida letter carriers are calling on Central Florida residents to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 14 for Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Jewish Family Services Southwest Orlando office is seeking volunteers to help on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

Business Briefs

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce named Saundra Hester, Rollins Alumni Association Travel Program Ambassador, “Ambassador of the Year”.

Musgrave Building & Restorations ranked No. 2 among Central Florida’s largest remodeling companies and No. 13 among the area’s largest custom home builders, according to the Orlando Business Journal’s recently published 2011 Book of Lists, which ranked all of Central Florida’s major industries by company revenues.

Mattamy Homes U.S. Group, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest homebuilder, recently acquired 56 single-family home sites at Waterford Creek, located off U.S. 50 at Hancock Lone Palm Road in East Orlando.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, has appointed Kevin Beil project manager. The company was also recently awarded contracts to design a senior living facility and two office interiors.

The Central Florida office of SIKON Construction, Maitland, announced work commenced on Del Valle Brands’ 10,000-square-foot interior renovation located at 7000 NW 33rd Terrace in Miami.

Andrea Massey-Farrell, President/CEO of Massey Communications, is pleased to announce the hire of Winter Springs-resident Morgan Epstein to the position of advertising coordinator at the Central Florida-based agency.

Michael S. Wallman has been appointed to the SAC (School Advisory Council) committee at Brookshire Elementary as a business community representative. The SAC committee assists the principal in developing a school improvement plan and evaluating the results of the plan in order to help students achieve success.

Fueled by four sales that fetched a total of $14.453 million in the first week of February, Fannie Hillman + Associates finished the first quarter of 2011 with 78 closings for nearly $37.2 million. Although first quarter transactions were one less than a comparable period in 2010, sales volume was up a robust 56 percent over last year’s first quarter thanks to an average sale of $476,826.

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