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A supply drive for Treats for Troops was held with the Watermelon 5k on July 4. More than 900 bags of donations were collected. Visit
A supply drive for Treats for Troops was held with the Watermelon 5k on July 4. More than 900 bags of donations were collected. Visit
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Angela McLelland of Winter Park made Union College’s annual Dean’s List. McLelland, a mechanical engineering major, is a 2007 graduate of Lyman High School.

Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week is looking for contestants in the HPAFW Emerging Designer Contest. Contestants must submit three to five finished looks plus photos or sketches of additional designs to form a 10-look collection by Aug. 29. Visit

Orange County Animal Services earned a Top 50 spot in this year’s ASPCA $100K Challenge. The Division now will compete for $300,000 worth of grants from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Easter Seals Florida Day Break announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled eligible participants at the center. Visit

Sign up for the Fall 2011 Golf League through Aug. 20. Visit

The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, recently re-elected Post 112 Commander, Richard Padgett. Other Officers elected and installed were Vice Commanders Jimmy Thornton and Gerard Dress; Adjutant, Bill Dover; Finance Officer, Freddie Ruiz; Sergeant-at-Arms and Historian, Tim Healy; Chaplain, Stan Kalmowitz; Service Officer, Mike Dixon; and At-Large Executive Committee members Bob Colbert and Ted Costello.

Junior Achievement of Central Florida recently completed its 28th annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser. Nearly 10,000 employees from 80 companies raised $765,000 to help JA provide economic programs to 77,000 students in local schools.

The Artist-in-Action Program offers non-residential studio space at the Maitland Art Center to an established or emerging artist for the professional practice and research of fine art. The application deadline is Aug. 1. E-mail [email protected] or call 407-539-2181.

Ways to give back

Host a high school foreign exchange student in August. Contact Betsy at 321-277-7198 or visit

Throughout the month of July, if you bring a flier to Mimi’s Cafe, the Jewish Pavilion will get 15 percent of the sale. Print the flier here:

Run or walk a half marathon with Team Challenge Central Florida at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon in December. Contact Lindsey at [email protected] or 646-875-2079 to RSVP. Visit

Cornerstone Hospice is experiencing an increase in the number of veterans that are receiving its hospice services. If you are a veteran and are interested in spending quality time with terminally ill veterans, contact [email protected] or call 407-304-2604.

Business Briefs

Winter Park resident John Babinchak II, a respected journalist and Orlando Sentinel business editor, was promoted to vice president of CBR Public Relations.

Rollins College recently welcomed new Provost Carol Bresnahan and new Vice President for Institutional Advancement Ronald J. Korvas to campus.

The Bar Method Winter Park hosted a grand opening celebration on Monday, July 25. Winter Park officials welcomed the locally owned franchise to the Winter Park Village on North Orlando Avenue.

Greenberg Traurig P.A. announced that Todd A. Miller has joined the firm as shareholder in its Orlando office, expanding the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice in Florida.

Florida Hospital has been ranked one of the best hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News Media & World Report. It has also been named the No. 1 hospital in the Orlando Metro Area. Visit

Little Linksters LLC founder Brendon Elliott was named a Top 50 Kids Teacher by US Kids Golf for 2010. He was also named as the 2011 North Florida PGA Section Junior Golf Leader award winner.

Winter Park’s Purchasing Division was selected by the National Purchasing Institute to receive the 2011 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, designed to recognize excellence in procurement by organizations that obtain high scores on standardized criteria.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects LLC, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, has been awarded a contract to design a new Quizno’s Sub and Sandwich Shop in Celebration.

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program has launched Soft Landing, a special offer to businesses outside the Central Florida region to locate satellite offices here. Visit

Winter Park dentist Donald Thomas was appointed as a delegate to the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2011 House of Delegates.