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Puppet tribute

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"Puppet Musical Variety Show" at the Rosen Plaza for teh Holocaust Center of Maitland.
"Puppet Musical Variety Show" at the Rosen Plaza for teh Holocaust Center of Maitland.
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Nursery Jubilee raises $60K

Winter Park Day Nursery held its Orange Blossom Jubilee on April 27 at the Winter Park Community Center. Attendance was 150; and the amount raised was nearly $60,000. Pictured are David Isaacson, Erica Lee, Scott Maxwell and Cyndee Maxwell who helped host the event.

Q&U marriage brings gifts

The students of Park Maitland School enjoy an annual tradition that helps them learn an important rule of grammar — “Q” then “U.” Every year pre-kindergarten students attend the wedding of these two letters to symbolize that they always stick together in words like quick and quack. As expected at a wedding, the students and their parents bring a gift. Instead of going to the newlywed letters, the gifts are donated to Florida Hospital for Children. After their school day, several students and parents volunteered from each class to bring the gifts to the hospital on behalf of “Q” and “U.” The gifts that the Park Maitland School students brought filled up several wagons with new toys to be distributed to children in the hospital who need a little cheering up.

“It is so important for us to teach our students about the importance of giving to others,” said Cindy Moon, head of school for Park Maitland School. “Many of our students are very blessed in their own lives so for them to learn at a young age the importance of giving back to the community is very important lesson.”

For more information on how to donate to Florida Hospital for Children, please visit

RM&N raises money for MS

Team RM&N of the Winter Park/Maitland area recently raised about $3,000 for those in the community suffering with multiple sclerosis during the recent Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2012. The team spent April 21-22 riding to and from Bok Tower Gardens and Caribe Royale. The money they raised goes toward the Mid Florida Chapter of the National MS Society.

Puppet show teaches respect

The Holocaust Center in Maitland held its annual Dinner of Tribute at the Rosen Plaza on April 26. This year’s event began with a remarkable “Puppet Musical Variety Show,” created by Tracey Conner (MicheLee Puppets), Bob Kodzis (Flight of Ideas) and Mark Freid (Th!nk Creative). Using the theme of respect, puppets and puppeteers sang about the need for R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Pictured from left are Jeffrey Miller (Dinner co-chair), Mark Freid (Dinner co-chair), Dr. Richard Lapchick, Al Harvey (event coordinator), Ellen Lang (Dinner co-chair) and Ted Maines (Dinner co-chair).

Call for artists extended

The Art on the Green 2012 “call for artists” deadline has been extended to Friday, June 1. Art on the Green is a juried exhibition of eight sculptures in downtown Winter Park. Visit and click on the Art on the Green button.

Winter Park Playhouse adds shows

The Winter Park Playhouse will add four performances to its schedule for each production in their 2012-2013 series. The new performance schedule will include:

• A Thursday evening preview at 7:30 p.m. opening week of each production. Tickets are $15.

• Two additional Thursday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28.

• A “Wacky Wednesday” evening at 7:30 p.m. closing week of each production. Tickets are $28.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 407-645-0145 or visit

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