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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - The Jewish Academy of Orlando participated in "Pinwheels for Peace" Sept. 21.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011 9 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs

Pinwheels for Peace project

On Sept. 21, Jewish Academy of Orlando of Maitland took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at the school’s entrance. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives. Call 407-647-0713 or visit

Tennis pros

Winter Park residents hit the courts Sept. 10 against internationally ranked tennis players — and won — as part of an exhibition, presented by Classic Audi, at the Winter Park Racquet Club. Racquet Club head teaching professionals John Bougon and Paulo Barros triumphed over ATP-ranked players Robert Kendrick, a Winter Park resident, and Alex Bogomolov Jr. in a seven-game pro-set with scores of 7-4.

Flash mob

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Studio K partnered with the BASE camp American Childhood Cancer Organization in a flash mob performance that took place outside of the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, prior to the “So You Think You Can Dance” show.

Sundance at Enzian

For one night only, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival will be at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. As part of Sundance Film Festival USA, on the second Thursday of the Festival (Jan. 26), filmmakers will travel to nine cities to introduce and screen their film and participate in a Q&A with the audience. The film that will screen at each theatre will be announced in December. Visit

Batchelor emcees

Community leader Dick Batchelor has signed on as emcee for the Evening in the Grove benefiting the Art & History Museums – Maitland on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland.

Classroom volunteers

Junior Achievement of Central Florida needs business and community members in Orange and Seminole Counties to serve as classroom volunteers for students. For more information, contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121 extension 30 or [email protected]

Quilt panels needed

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the musical, “Quilt: A Musical Celebration,” from Nov. 11-28, with a special performance on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. The theatre is accepting quilt panels from Central Floridians, made to honor friends and loved ones who have died from AIDS. Visit for details.

Help people find jobs

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is calling for donations of new or gently used items. Sales from donated goods helps fund job training programs. These Centers provide employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience or face employment challenges. Visit

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The following have joined the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce since Sept. 7: Devcon Security Services Corp., Elite Signs & Graphics, Flagship Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Patrick McGinley, McKeever & Associates Inc., Orange Bank of Florida, St├ęted INTERIORS, Stirling/Sotheby’s International Realty, Tsunami Custom Printing and Waste Pro USA.

Junior Achievement of Central Florida recently hired Philip Schwalb, a Baldwin Park resident, as director of development.

Shaw Mechanical Services, LLC, of Orlando has added HVAC veteran Butch Neff as vice president of commercial construction.

Full Sail University is proud to recognize Full Sail graduate Brad North on his win of a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award. Brad won for his work as a re-recording mixer on House.

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath and Gilchrist P.A. is pleased to announce that Tricia M. Wozniak has joined their office in Orlando.

NAI Realvest recently negotiated a three-year lease renewal for 3,393 square feet of office space at 1025 Greenwood Lakes Blvd. in Lake Mary.

Attorney Melody Lynch with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. was honored with the YLS Pro Bono Award presented by the Orange County Young Lawyers Division for her exemplary work as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Legal Aid Society during 2011.

The summer 2011 graduating class for the professional and Saturday Rollins MBA programs has achieved an impressive employment rate. Ninety-nine percent saw an average salary increase of $33,000.

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm once again ranked in the top 200 of this year’s InformationWeek 500, a listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.

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