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Congressman John Mica (R-Fla.) visited the Jewish Academy of Orlando on Friday, Aug. 27.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2010 7 years ago

Community Bulletin and Business Briefs

Mica presents Jewish Academy of Orlando with flag

Community Bulletin

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with the University of Central Florida, is an AEA regional theater company celebrating its 22nd year, seeking a well-seasoned director of development who demonstrates the passion, motivation and business expertise required to achieve continued success for the company. Job profile and detailed information are available at To apply, e-mail PDF attachments of resume, three work-related references, salary history and a brief cover letter describing interest, qualifications and experience to Director of Development Search at [email protected].

Congressman John Mica (R-Fla.) visited the Jewish Academy of Orlando on Friday, Aug. 27 to present a flag that he had flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in honor of the school being renamed from Hebrew Day School to Jewish Academy of Orlando.

Kevin Pacheco, a resident of Winter Park, received a doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago at the May commencement.

With the 10th anniversary under its belt, the Uniroyal Soccer Program is continuing to support local soccer across the nation. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, players with the Maitland Soccer Club will receive certificates that can be redeemed for a free soccer ball at Maitland Tire, while supplies last. After the 30-day program period, Maitland Soccer Club will receive $2 for every Uniroyal tire sold to the general public on behalf of Uniroyal Tire and Maitland Tire. Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Uniroyal Soccer Program has provided nearly $13 million in funds and equipment in excess of one million soccer balls, to more than 3,000 youth soccer programs across the U.S. and Canada. As a continuation of the 10th anniversary, Uniroyal Tire will be giving away a soccer ball every day in 2010. For more information, please visit

The Orange County Health Department has elevated the mosquito-borne illness advisory for the county to a “mosquito-borne illness alert due to further mosquito-borne disease activity”. The health department received laboratory confirmation today of a second human West Nile Virus (WNV) disease case in a resident from Orange County. For more information, visit or

Activists with the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida sent a message to rush hour motorists by hanging a large banner reading “Gator Hunting = Heartless Killing” at the Interstate 4 overpass at Conroy Road on Thursday, Sept. 9. Lake Jesup, Lake Harney and Lake Monroe are among the Orlando-area destinations for alligator hunters. Florida’s 2010 alligator hunt began on Sunday, Aug. 15 and continues until Monday, Nov. 1. “The suffering of alligators during Florida’s public hunt is undeniable. Alligators are snagged with barbed hooks, pierced with arrows, and stabbed with harpoons,” said ARFF Coordinator Bryan Wilson. “Death is rarely quick and alligators may be left to suffer long after being pulled from the water.”

UCF has the third-best graduate engineering program in the country, according to recently released rankings. Hispanic Business Magazine released its 2010 Best Schools for Hispanics list, which ranks the top 10 graduate programs in the country in medicine, law, business and engineering. This is the sixth consecutive year UCF’s engineering program has been ranked. It has steadily moved up the list from eighth place, where it debuted in 2005.

The Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department, Winter Park Professional Firefighters Local 1598 and Central Florida Professional Firefighters will welcome the Pink Heals Tour to the city of Winter Park at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Central Park West Meadow and welcome visitors for the duration of the event until 2 p.m. The Pink Heals Tour promotes cancer awareness as firefighters designated as “Guardians of the Ribbon” dress in pink fire suits and drive pink fire engines across the United States to gain support for women in their fight against cancer. Each engine in the tour contains the signatures of cancer survivors and any breast cancer survivor that attends the event can sign their name to the engine.

The city of Winter Park’s Fire-Rescue Department will be offering seasonal flu shots at their upcoming “Flu Shot Fridays.” These clinics will enable residents to obtain quick and affordable influenza vaccines administered by licensed, insured professionals. “Flu Shot Fridays” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon through November at Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave. Flu shots will also be given on Saturdays at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, 200 W. New England Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon during September.

Business Briefs

Winter Park advertising and communications agency, Anson-Stoner, announced the acquisition of hospitality marketing consultancy, Fareed Zapala Koepke (FZK). Visit for more details.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, was awarded contracts to design interior renovations for two T.J. Maxx stores, one located on Howell Branch Road and another in Kissimmee.

Equity Investment Services (EIS) is proud to announce the addition of Greg Garrett to its Property Tax Services Team. Contact Mr. Garrett at [email protected] or 407-573-0711.

Harkins Commercial, Inc., the brokerage, leasing and property management division of Sanford-based Harkins Companies, closed seven Orlando-area medical office transactions in August valued at $2.5 million, according to Harkins Commercial’s broker and owner Mark Harkins.

Patrick M. James, GRI, a 16-year veteran of Olde Town Brokers, was recently named a “Five Star Real Estate Agent of 2010” by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine. Visit

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, was awarded a contract to design renovations for three Food Lion supermarkets in Virginia.

The Central Florida office of SIKON Construction announced that Michele Snow, CPA, has been appointed chief financial officer.

Through the support of the community, churches and other organizations, 4 Rivers Smokehouse Owner and Pit Master John Rivers is proud to announce the opening of a second location in Winter Garden, 1047 S. Dillard St., slated for March 2011.

Electronic Arts Tiburon Vice President Philip Holt has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The Florida Trend Magazine recognizes Merrell Bailey, managing partner of Bailey Zobel Pilcher PLC, as one of their “Legal Elite” in the July 2010 edition.

Palmer Electric Company completed two school projects in July with a combined contract value of nearly $200,000, including a renovation of a 16,000-square-foot building at Lake Highland Preparatory School.

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