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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2011 6 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs

Medical summer camp

Florida Hospital, the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona participated in a summer camp experience for students at Florida Hospital Orlando, which brought in experts for the 2011 MeD Camp Student/Doc Roundtable in hopes of giving aspiring young medical professionals access to these areas.

Junior Achievement of Central Florida recently teamed up with Workforce Central Florida’s STEM Day at the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation’s Summer Camp to teach students about careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Pictured, Junior Achievement volunteer LT Lee Sciarini, an aerospace experimental psychologist at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, works with (from left) Kejuan Williams from Meadowbrook Middle School; Steven Hayes from Robinswood Middle School; and Trevlin Kaye from Maitland Middle School.

Jonathan Hill, a resident of Maitland and a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction.

NASCAR legends Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip and Juan Pablo Montoya took time to race remote control cars with kids as part of a special announcement and to drive awareness about umbilical cord blood banking and transplantation at the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Pictured, Montoya races Jake Siegel and Tyber Portoghese.

Susanne Shepherdson, from Maitland, a senior history and entrepreneurship small business management major, was named to the Dean’s List at Huntington University.

Families and individuals affected by the aftermath of active combat duty are encouraged to seek help. The Center for Counseling, Growth and Development at JFS offers results-oriented therapy in a caring environment. For a consultation, please call 407-644-7593, ext. 231.

The Winter Park Health Foundation has awarded the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce a three-year, $220,745 grant to develop and launch Work Well Winter Park, designed to inspire workplace wellness in local businesses.

WUCF TV, a partnership of the University of Central Florida and Brevard Community College, is Central Florida’s new home for the full PBS schedule. Bright House Networks carries WUCF TV on digital cable channel 1 in standard definition and channel 1001 in high definition. Visit

The Enzian, the recent winning recipient of the United Arts of Central Florida Arts Matter grant contest, announced funds will be applied toward the purchase of a new outdoor screen. Additional support for its purchase will be provided by Rachel Grogan, an individual donor. Visit or call 407-629-1088.

Tickets on sale

Art and History Museums, Maitland is pleased to announce its 13th annual gala and auction from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel in Maitland. An Evening in the Grove includes a tribute to U.S. Congressman John Mica, cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. Tickets are now on sale and start at $70 for members and $75 for not yet members. Contact Juliet at 407-539-2181 extension 262 or visit

Ways to give back

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, then they would like you on their team. Contact [email protected] or call 407-304-2604.

Through July 31, JFS will conduct a Got Lunch campaign. Donations can be made payable to JFS and mailed to their office at 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL 32789 (note “Got Lunch” on your check). Donations are also accepted via phone at 407-644-7593, ext. 250 or online

Palmano’s CafĂ©, Coffee and Wine Bar, 333 S. Park Ave., announced that throughout the summer, half its bottled water proceeds will benefit The Morning Star School.

Business Briefs

For the 10th consecutive year, Progress Energy Foundation contributed $50,000 to the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools for equipment and supplies related to math, science and energy education projects.

Brownstone Tampa Partners, LLC announced that it has acquired the former Trump Tower Tampa site and adjacent office building, known as the CapTrust Building, in downtown Tampa. Brownstone Tampa Partners is an investment partnership of Winter Park-based O, R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Network and Community Reinvestment Partners II, LP.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, was recently awarded contracts to remodel three Winn-Dixie Supermarkets.

Beazer Homes reports it sold 12 homes for a dollar volume of more than $4 million over the past six weeks at Legacy, the gated luxury community Beazer Homes is developing on Lake Jessamine.

NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new lease of 2,320 square feet of office space at Lake Mary Professional Campus, the 10-building office condominium development located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Lake Mary Boulevard.

The YMCA of Central Florida opened its doors to the community more than six million times in 2010. Overall, more than 230,000 kids, families and individuals were impacted by the YMCA of Central Florida in 2010. Four YMCA Family Centers were upgraded and one completed its capital campaign. These projects represent a $6.1 million investment.

Rollins College recently announced the selection of award-winning Baker Barrios Architects Inc. to manage the planning, architecture, interior design and landscape architecture for the school’s soon-to-be-built Alfond Inn at Rollins. Atlanta-based Hardin Construction has been named general contractor for the project.

Centro Properties Group (ASX:CNP) announced an 887-square-foot lease has been executed with Jackson Hewitt Tax Services at Colonial Marketplace. Drew Forness of Forness Properties, Winter Park, represented Jackson Hewitt Tax Services.

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