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Fill the Bug fund drive
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 6 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs


BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation is partnering with David Maus for the “Fill the Bug!” campaign. Select David Maus dealerships will be hosting the BASE Camp antique 1971 super Beetle in their show rooms during the month of July. Visitors and employees will be able to help “fill the bug” to benefit local children with cancer. To make a donation, visit the David Maus Volkswagon Dealership on South OBT through July 31. For more information, contact Rachel Perez at [email protected] or 407-673-5060.

Valencia Community College officially became Valencia College on July 1. Along with a new name, the college introduces a new ad campaign to support student enrollment and communicate Valencia’s impact on the community.

The Artist-in-Action Program offers non-residential studio space at the Maitland Art Center to an established or emerging artist for the professional practice and research of fine art. This program is an opportunity to interact with its community of artists and art enthusiasts while working in this uniquely rich and historic environment. The application deadline is Aug. 1. Email [email protected] or call 407-539-2181.

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida 511 iPhone application is now available for free download at the iTunes App Store. The Florida 511 Traveler Information System provides traffic information on all of Florida’s roads.

Ways to give back

Host a high school foreign exchange student in August. Contact Betsy at 321-277-7198 or visit

Throughout the month of July, if you bring a flier to Mimi’s Cafe, the Jewish Pavilion will get 15 percent of the sale. Print the flier here:

Run or walk a half marathon with Team Challenge Central Florida at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December. Contact Lindsey at [email protected] or 646-875-2079 to RSVP. Visit

Cornerstone Hospice is experiencing an increase in the number of veterans that are receiving its hospice services. If you are a veteran and are interested in spending quality time with terminally ill veterans, contact [email protected] or call 407-304-2604.

Business Briefs

The following Orlando-based Foley & Lardner LLP real estate attorneys and Winter Park residents have been named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers magazine: Edmund T. Baxa, Jr., Construction Litigation; Michael Gay, Civil Litigation Defense; Paul E. Rosenthal, Real Estate; R. Duke Woodson, Land Use/Zoning. In addition, Michael A. Okaty, Business/Corporate was named one of the 2011 Florida Rising Stars.

The Mid-Florida Home Builders Foundation recently installed their 2011-2012 Senior Officers. Mellanie Bartlett, of Sweeney & Bartlett Marketing Partners and a Maitland resident, was elected as Foundation President.

NAI Realvest recently negotiated the $590,000 sale price for a 7,840-square-foot industrial building on a 0.75 acre site at 910 Waterway Place in the Big Tree Crossing Industrial Park off County Road 427 in Longwood. The buyer, Metal Essence, relocated from Altamonte Springs.

City National Bank of Florida has named Richard P. Bryan, Jr. vice president and manager of its Winter Park Banking Center. He brings more than 14 years of banking, sales and marketing experience to CNB.

Jewelry Plus, a third generation family-owned jewelry store, is building a new store in Winter Park. Jewelry Plus leaves their current location of 13 years to occupy 3,300 square feet at the new Monarch Plaza, located at 1860 State Road 436. Call 407-677-8354 or visit

The American Heart Association’s Greater Orlando Division is pleased to welcome two new members to serve on the Board of Directors — Jill S. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates in Winter Park and Beth Weagraff, Senior Vice President & Assistant Administrator, Florida Hospital.

Rollins MBA was awarded the TeamMBA Award from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The annual TeamMBA Award program recognizes schools that exemplify a commitment to social responsibility.

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