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The 2012 Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament raised more than $50,000 for the second consecutive year to support the non-profit Florida Collegiate Summer League.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 7 years ago

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Golf tournament raises $50K

SilverSneakers gets more room

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading exercise program designed to keep older adults active and healthy, will be available to members of the Blue Medicare Regional PPO statewide, and members of the Blue Medicare Regional HMO. For more information contact Steven Hendricks at 813-882-6718 or [email protected]

Food for fines

Through Dec. 16,the Maitland Public Library will be accepting donations of canned goods and non-perishables in lieu of fines. Donations should be equal to the amount of fines. MPL will be joining its neighbors, the Church of the Good Shepherd to provide for the church’s Food Bank.

Space professor

A University of Central Florida experiment that could help explain how planets formed in our solar system won a free ride to the International Space Station in 2013. Physics professor Joshua Colwell’s experiment headed to the space station is designed to explore low-energy collisions in the protoplanetary disk (the disk of dust and gas that surrounds the center of our solar system) to better understand the conditions and processes that lead to the formation of the building blocks of planets.

Baseball fundraiser

The 2012 Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament brought more than a dozen major leaguers, including World Series champion San Francisco Giants right-fielder Hunter Pence, together for a baseball clinic, auction and tournament to support the non-profit Florida Collegiate Summer League. Overall, through the silent auction, sponsorships, and donations, the golf tournament raised more than $50,000 for the second consecutive year.

Parade winners

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the 60th Annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade presented by Bright House Networks, making it Central Florida’s longest-running Christmas parade. Best Band went to Winter Park High School, while St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School received Best Marching Unit. The Best Float was awarded to Page Private School and the Best Christmas Spirit was presented to Center Stage Academy. Finally, the Judges’ Choice Award was given to Starz Dance Galaxy.

Free pet ornaments

Get a free personally engraved ornament with your pet’s name on it from Winter Park Lost Pets with a contribution of $10 or more to The Lost Pets Foundation. To order, email you pet’s name(s) to [email protected]

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