+ Chamber welcomes new biz
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Windermere Luxury Home Collection and Design Center. ‘If you have seen “Property Brothers” and “Love It Or List It,” then you know Windermere Luxury Home Collection and Design Center’s business model,’ Chamber officials said in a statement. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is committed to be the leading business advocate in Central Florida, serving by ‘Facilitating Opportunity’ and building partnerships, strong businesses and an unshakeable commitment to West Orange County. Photo courtesy of Portraits by Laverne.
+ Wiler graduates
Mackenzie E. Wiler, of Windermere, received a Bachelor of Science in journalism upon graduating from Boston University in May.
+ Dean’s list
Anastasios Vidas and Jorge Dominguez, both from Windermere, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
Andrew J. Bragg, Hanna G. Sundberg and Lindsey J. Jackson, each from Windermere, were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
Austin Beltz and Kendra Ross, both from Windermere, were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C.
+ Church to host free concerts
The famous Liberty Voices a cappella group will perform two free concerts at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Windermere at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.
The Liberty Voices have performed for five United States presidents, toured the country and been featured on national television and in various parades.
St. Luke’s invited the group to sing at this patriotic “Simply Invite” event as part of the church’s vision to Speak Love Aloud and offer entry points for all. The group will sing Americana, folk and patriotic songs, along with tracks from animated Disney films.
Tickets are free but will be required. They can be reserved at st.lukes.org/event/libertyvoices/ or by calling the church office at (407) 876-4991, Ext. 221, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The church is at 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road.
+ Events at the Windermere Library
Learn about the power of smell — which can recall a memory, influence mood and even affect academic performance — and make scented bath and beauty products at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at the Windermere Branch Library, 530 Main St. This event is for ages 13-18. Call (407) 835-7323 to register in advance.
Storybook Fun – takes place at 10:15 a.m. every Thursday. Children will enjoy folk and animal tales, flannel and big book stories, rhymes, songs and poetry. This event is recommended for children age three to five and lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Toddler Time – every Thursday at 10:45 a.m. toddlers can enjoy picture books, finger plays, songs, rhymes and more. Recommended for 18-36 month old children, the program lasts about 20 minutes and encourages verbal and listening skills.
Tiny Tales: Rhyme Time for You and Your Baby – takes place every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. for approximately 15 minutes. Babies from birth-18 months and parents can enjoy special time together reading nursery rhymes and singing songs.
Fun Day Monday! – preschoolers gather the first Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-noon for stories and crafts.
Ebooks – learn how to download eBooks to eReading devices every Thursday in June from 2-4 p.m.
Macaroni Mania Mondays – come to the library on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
+ Advisory Board meets July 14
The Butler Chain of Lakes Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St.
The board advises Orange County officials on boating activity and other issues relating to the Windermere Water and Navigation Control Taxing District.
+ Crafters wanted
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is in need of crafters every Tuesday starting at 10:30 a.m. and the first and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. All groups will meet in the St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.