The Winter Park DAWGS came together and presented the Winter Park YMCA with a check for $1,000 to the Edward C. Smith Scholarship Fund. This fund helps provide assistance to individuals and families in Winter Park and the surrounding area who cannot afford membership to the Winter Park YMCA.
Basketball legend Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is teaming up with Merck on the first-ever Diabetes Restaurant Month program, to challenge restaurants in select cities to create diabetes-friendly menu items. Visit www.MerckDiabetes.com for useful tips for dining out and getting active as
well as some of Earl's favorite diabetes-friendly recipes.
Congratulations to Trinity Prep's Boy's and Girl's Swim Team for being recognized as Silver scholar athletes by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America. They maintained an average team GPA of 3.617 (boys) and 3.634 (girls).
Winter Park-based film company Poison Oak's first feature film ACTION!!! is the most recent recipient of the Indie Fest Indie Award of Merit. For more information about the premiere, visit www.broadhumor.com.
Bruster's Real Ice Cream announced that for every Snickers ice cream product sold during the upcoming Bruster's Cares campaign — June 15 through July 31— the company will donate one meal to Feeding America, up to a total value of $10,000. Visit www.brusters.com for information.
For the past seven years, Gail Richardson has worked in dining services at Rollins College. Campus faculty and staff recently worked to help Richardson meet the requirement of 300 "sweat equity" hours necessary to become a Habitat homeowner. More than 40 Rollins
volunteers painted, landscaped and helped put the finishing touches on Richardson's new home, which has been under construction since March.
Sophia Wise, a student of Glenn Anderson at Winter Park High School, won the third prize in the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition on April 26 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Tamas Madarasz of Maitland, a former Winter Park High School student, graduated May 9 from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Patrick Gaughn of Winter Park was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College at the 92nd commencement ceremony on May 23.
Mary Watson of Winter Park, graduated from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pa., on Sunday, May 16.
United Arts of Central Florida announces the opening of registration for its ninth annual ArtsFest, to be held Feb. 4-13 next year, now through June 23. Please visit www.ArtsFestFL.com to register.
Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlando's Baldwin Park, was awarded a contract to design renovations for a 54,700 square foot Publix Supermarket on Goldenrod Road at University Blvd. in Winter Park.
The Maitland office of SIKON Construction announced the firm ranks 61st largest among South Florida's "Top Private Companies" according to South Florida Business Journal's annual survey published May 14.
Ride Green Scooters in Winter Park has been selected as the Central Florida representative for the new Thompson TS 350 Electric Scooter. Visit www.ridegreenscooters.com for information.
The commercial division of Winter Park-based Palmer Electric Company has secured a nearly $80,000 contract with the joint venture of W.G. Mills/Ranger Building Services for phase 1 of the renovation of Highlands Elementary School in Kissimmee.
Foley & Lardner LLP announced eight Orlando office attorneys have been named 2010 Florida "Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Media: Daniel Bachrach, Real Estate; Edmund T. Baxa, Jr., Construction Litigation; John R. Hamilton, Appellate; John P. Horan, Construction Litigation; John S. Lord, Jr., Employment & Labor; Paul E. Rosenthal, Real Estate; John A. Sanders, Tax; and R. Duke Woodson, Land Use/Zoning.
Mike Scures, a long time resident of the Winter Park-Maitland market, has been appointed as executive vice president and chief credit officer of the new United Legacy Bank.
NAI Realvest negotiated two new long-term lease agreements totaling 9,512 square feet of office space in Winter Springs and Casselberry.
The Florida Economic Gardening Institute has appointed Fran Korosec director of client services.
Volusia County plans to partner with the University of Central Florida to launch a UCF Business Incubation site before the end of this year at the Daytona Beach International Airport.
RLF, a leading Winter Park-based architecture, engineering and interior design firm, has announced the addition of Carmelo ("Mel") Louis Monti, AIA to its team of professionals.