Fire hydrant testing
The Maitland Fire Rescue Department will begin its annual hydrant testing throughout the city beginning the week of March 9. The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.
If you experience discolored water during this time, run your faucet for approximately five minutes until the water runs clear.
Signs will be placed in the neighborhoods we are working in each week.
For additional information or questions, log on to itsmymaitland.com or call Fire Rescue Administration at 407-539-6226.
A safety reminder from MFRD
With daylight saving time beginning on Sunday, March 8, the Maitland Fire Rescue Department reminds residents to replace the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
Changing smoke alarm and CO detector batteries at least once a year, testing each alarm, and reminding others to do the same is the simplest, most effective way to help ensure the safety of your family, friends and neighbors.
The year 2015 is a year of anniversaries for several Maitland establishments.
• Enzian Theatre celebrated 30 years of film in the Maitland community in February. Separately, on March 18, Enzian Theatre will announce the films selected for the 2015 Florida Film Festival, which will be held April 10 to 19. Check out the Florida Film Festival website at floridafilmfestival.com for additional information.
• The Venue on the Lake celebrates 50 years this month. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Venue on the Lake is hosting “Fab & Funky Dance Party,” a ’60s-themed soiree. Visit maitlandciviccenter.com for ticket information.
• July 17, 2015, marks 130 years since the official founding of Maitland. For more information about Maitland’s history, visit itsmymaitland.com/maitland_history.asp.
Screen on the Green reminder
The series of family films, now called Screen on the Green, will feature Walt Disney Animation Studios' “Big Hero 6” on March 7 at 7 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets to our new location at the Maitland Middle School Soccer Field (located at 1901 Choctaw Trail) and we will bring you the stars and free popcorn.