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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 7 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs


Community Bulletin

The 31 Panera Bread cafes owned by the Covelli Family sold 21,683 Pink Ribbon Bagels on Friday, Oct. 1. One-hundred percent of the proceeds, $11,500, were donated to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando and Wuesthoff for Women. Covelli will also donate a portion of the proceeds of each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold throughout October, which is breast cancer awareness month. Visit for more information.

The City of Winter Park will bundle up once again for “Winter in the Park,” the city’s holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow, 150 N. New York Ave. from Saturday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 9. For more information, call 407-599-3203 or visit

The Orange County Health Department has started the “All In” campaign, funded by a $6.6 million grant that will work to make Orlando and Orange County parks, colleges and universities smoke-free environments. For more information, visit

Allison Chambers, a lifelong resident of Winter Park, was crowned Queen of the Grill with her original recipe for 4R Fired-Up Shrimp. Chambers, a realtor with Fannie Hillman and Associates, won a $100 gift certificate to 4 Rivers Smokehouse, a case of 4R Barbecue sauce and her recipe featured on the smokehouse menu for a month. For more information, call 407-4RIVERS or visit

In celebration of World Habitat Day, volunteers and local officials joined Habitat for Humanity Orlando to present seven families with keys to new Stag Horn Villas town homes. Each town home was individually funded from donations received from sponsors including, the Orlando Magic, Universal Orlando, Delta Air Lines, JP Morgan Chase, Dr. Phillips Charities, the City of Orlando, Publix Super Markets Charities, RBC Bank and Florida Home Loan Bank.

The Francetic & Heistand Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate made a $4.45 million sale of a luxury lakefront residence in the upscale Windsong community near Rollins College. According to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, it is the largest single-property sale in Winter Park through the year’s first nine months.

For the second year in a row, Wholesome Tummies helped students at The Geneva School in Winter Park discover new healthy foods. Wholesome Tummies joined the Winter Park Foundation on Friday, Oct. 1 to support The Geneva School’s Tasty Friday program, a quarterly lunchtime event where children can sample fresh and natural foods in a fun environment. For more information about Wholesome Tummies, visit

Business Briefs, an Orlando-based Internet company that allows patients to anonymously review or search for medical providers and the care they offer, has added chiropractors to its growing database of physicians and dentists. For more information, visit

C.T. Hsu and Associates, P.A. announces that Kristine Kurek Melanson has joined the firm as the senior marketing manager.

President, CEO and Managing Partner William T. Dymond Jr. of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., has been appointed president of the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation.

Vistage Florida elected Lori C. Booker, chief executive officer of CBR public relations, Maitland, to the organization’s Chief Executive (CE) Program. Vistage, formerly The Executive Committee, is an international organization of top executives.

Michael Slaymaker was hired as the new vice president of development for Easter Seals Florida, which provides services to people with disabilities or special needs and their families. He is also the treasurer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Little Red’s Cleaning was recently granted certification as a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise.

GrayRobinson, P.A. celebrated 40 years of providing legal assistance to clients across the state of Florida at its Community Leader Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Orange County Regional History Center. As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer gave a keynote address, and GrayRobinson donated $20,000 to two local non-profit organizations — $10,000 to the Coalition for the Homeless and the Orange County Regional History Center.

Jennifer Fall Cerasa, an associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., was recently appointed to serve as the chair of the 2011 Blue Note Ball, a fundraising event for the Junior League of Greater Orlando. The event, which is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization, will be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Orlando Science Center.

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