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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jun. 5, 2014 4 years ago

News Briefs 06.05.14

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+ Romany to direct diversity efforts

Orlando Health has named Marisol Romany director of diversity and minority business development. She has been with the organization for eight years, most recently as corporate manager of culture and language resources.

In her new role, she will provide corporate leadership in continuing the evaluation, development and implementation of Orlando Health’s diversity and inclusion strategy, officials said. They said Romany’s primary goal will be creating the infrastructure for diversity-related efforts, including working with minority business suppliers from the community.

+ Deadline is Friday for dads contest

The West Orange Times is looking for photos of fathers and sons for a look-alike contest, and the winning dad will receive a $50 gift card to Ace Hardware, as well as a $100 general gift card.

Photos can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden 34787. The deadline to enter is this Friday, June 6.

+ Event to focus on women’s health

Florida Hospital Women’s Mobile Wellness and Florida Radiology Imaging are offering a day of screening mammograms and free bone mineral density scans at the Winter Garden Farmer’s Market. The event is this Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the downtown pavilion.

Attendees are asked to RSVP at 407-303-1615.

Fire Department open house on tap

Ocoee residents are invited to attend an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 7, at Ocoee Fire Department Station 25, 563 S. Bluford Ave.

The fire department and its Citizens Advisory Council will host the event, which will include the chance to meet firefighters; check out the station, engine and equipment; and enjoy free hot dogs, sodas and popcorn. Also included will be free fire helmets, coloring books and fire-prevention handouts for kids and free blood-pressure checks for adults.

+ Celebrate end of school

In conjunction with the town’s Food Truck Event, a “School’s Out Celebration” for all school-aged youth in Oakland is this Saturday, June 7, on the Oakland Avenue Charter School campus.

The Coalition of Churches will sponsor activities. For details, call 407-719-7611.

Find treasures at ONP trunk sale

The Oakland Nature Preserve has rescheduled its Community Garage/Trunk Sale to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 7. The preserve is at 747 Machete Trail.

ONP will be selling valuable collectibles and antiques donated by the Voss family, as well as a variety of “stuff” from local residents.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold, too.

+ Winter Garden at Work

Florida Film Academy is presenting “Winter Garden at Work,” the next Art in Public Places at Winter Garden City Hall, now through Aug. 15.

This new photographic exploration celebrates the men and woman who keep Winter Garden running as they go behind the scenes and reveal fun facts and information on what it takes to keep the city in top condition.

+ Valencia raises tuition

Valencia College trustees on May 28 approved a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour for next fall, bringing the total cost per credit hour for Florida residents to $103.06.

The increase amounts to $32 more a semester for the average student. Total tuition and fees for a full-time student will be less than $2,500 per year. Even with the increase, ValenciaVs tuition remains lower than every state college and university in Central Florida and the fourth least expensive in the state, school officials said.

They said while trustees were reluctant to approve an increase, they saw it as a necessary step to alleviate the lack of state funding for the Florida College System as a whole, and for Valencia in particular.

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