Bike around Maitland
Fire-Rescue Paramedics to host wellness event for residents
Have Maitland Fire-Rescue paramedics check your cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index, pulse, and blood sugar for free on Friday, Feb. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Station 45 at 1776 Independence Lane. Paramedics also will review your medical history, medications, allergies, and emergency contacts.
Call 407-539-6226 to schedule your free appointment. Event partners include Life Scan and the Winter Park Health Foundation.
New trail signs installed across Maitland
In late 2016, the city installed new bicycle-pedestrian trail signs throughout Maitland. The signs direct bicyclists and pedestrians to local attractions such as the Maitland Public Library, Art & History Museums – Maitland, city parks, City Hall, the Maitland Baseball Complex, the Zora Neale Hurston Museum, the Audubon Birds of Prey, and other Maitland and Eatonville sites.
The city is working with the Winter Park Health Foundation and Healthy Central Florida on the creation of promotional materials to spread the word about the new trails.
We will be highlighting routes throughout the city in subsequent columns. One route, No. 17, gets bicyclists and pedestrians from Packwood Avenue to Lake Avenue.
The route connects City Hall, the future Independence Park, and Maitland City Centre to Lake Lily Park and Lake Avenue, where you can enjoy local establishments along the way, such as Firehouse Subs, Jeremiah's Italian Ice, Athena Roasted Chicken, and Antonio's. Upon arrival at Lake Avenue, bicyclists and pedestrians can visit Jazz Tastings, ShishCo Mezze Grill, iPho 2 Noodle House, and Copper Rocket Pub.
The route likewise can take you to the Maitland Farmers Market on Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to pick up your supply of fresh produce, baked goods, sweets, and other unique treasures. A map of the entire trail system can be found at itsmymaitland.com