Rollins recognized for social entrepreneurship
Rollins College students are embracing “social entrepreneurship” by applying business principles to combat global issues. Rollins was recently recognized by Ashoka U as one of just 16 colleges nationally making a concerted effort to embrace social entrepreneurship on campus.
WPHS raising money for regionals
The Sound of the Wildcats Marching Band will be performing at high school football games and at marching competitions, concerts and parades. Hometown performances include the fall band concert at Winter Park High School on Thursday, Oct. 11; the Homecoming Parade and Wildcat ROAR along Park Avenue in Winter Park on Wednesday, Oct. 17; the Winter Park Christmas Parade on Park Avenue in Winter Park on Saturday, Dec. 1; the Baldwin Park Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8; and the winter band concert at Winter Park High School on Thursday, Dec. 13. The band will also travel to the Bands of America Super Regional Championship in Atlanta. Community contributions are welcome and appreciated to support students with financial hardship. To donate, please contact Francis Franqui at [email protected]
Three cars stolen from Luxury Cars
A gray 2005 Volkswagen Touareg, a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS and a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant were all stolen last month from Luxury Cars and Financial LLC at 1965 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park. The two suspects are black males, one thin with a mohawk and goatee who wore a dark sleeveless shirt with gym shorts and black Nike sneakers. The other suspect had a medium build and was wearing dark clothing, a baseball hat and gym shorts with white stripes on the sides. Any information related to the case should be given to CrimeLine at 407-423-TIPS or to Detective Lisa Suepat of the Winter Park Police Department at 407-599-3282.
Maitland in need of volunteers
Maitland residents are invited to participate in their city government. Volunteers are needed to serve on various advisory boards. Those interested can apply online at ItsMyMaitland.com/offers_volunteers.aspx or by contacting the City Clerk at [email protected]
Used vases for charity
Customers can bring used vases to the Winter Park Florist and $1 will be donated to Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. Also, every month customers and loyal fans can vote on a charity for Winter Park Florist to support. There will be a specially designed arrangement available for purchase and with every purchase, Winter Park Florist will donate 10 percent to the winning charity. For more information, please visit WinterParkFlorist.com or call 407-647-5014.
Caregivers needed in Winter Park
FirstLight HomeCare of Winter Park is looking for compassionate caregivers with a CAN, MA or HHA. They are the the nation’s newest, most innovative solution for in-home care. To apply visit WinterPark.FirstLightHomeCare.com or email resume to [email protected]
Help seniors file their taxes
Volunteers are needed for AARP’S Tax-Aide Program. Tax-Aide counselors help prepare tax returns and assist with filing requirements for older taxpayers and others. Individuals with an aptitude for tax preparation, experience in filing personal returns and good communication skills are urged to sign up. AARP membership is not required to be a volunteer with this program. Volunteer counselors are trained by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. An orientation will be held in December and training for volunteer counselors begins around Jan. 7 in the Orlando area. Anyone interested in joining the program should call Jackie Sward at 407-647-5233 or Jean LeaMond at 407-774-1958.
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