Caroline Schumacher of Maitland was named to the University of Mary Washington's Dean's List for the spring 2010 semester.
Alexandra N. Mitchell of Maitland was recently recognized by Georgia Southern University on the university's spring 2010 Dean's List.
Emily Brennan of Maitland was named to the Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the 2010 spring semester.
Margaret Louise Harbison of Winter Park was listed on the Chancellor's Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the spring 2010 semester.
Gerhard Munster, founding publisher of the Observer weekly newspaper, is now a published novelist with the release of "Naomi of Nob Hill" by Bloomington, Indiana-based iUniverse. Munster launched the Winter Park Observer in 1988, expanded it to include Maitland in 1990 and sold the paper in 2007. His novel is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Books a Million and other booksellers.
A recent report by Community College Week shows that Valencia Community College awards more associate degrees than any other two-year school in the nation. Valencia also leads the way in the number of associate degrees awarded to minorities, an 18 percent increase from the year before .To read more Valencia news, please go to www.valenciacc.edu.
The Picture Frame Place along with the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their grand opening/ribbon cutting this week. Those in attendance included Maitland Mayor Doug Kinson, Mary Hodge of the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce, Master Framer/owner of The Picture Frame Place Susan Masters, and Secretary of the Chamber Board Pat Williamson.
During its annual Business Professionals of the Year Awards, the Rotary Club of Orlando recognizes outstanding business professionals for their impact to the local community via their work, ethics and dedication to philanthropy. This year, the Club honored two individuals — Katie Porta and John Rivers —for their commitment to the Central Florida community. Rivers owns 4Rivers Smokehouse in Winter Park.
If you host an English-speaking exchange student from Spain, you can provide a student a place to stay, and provide you memories for a lifetime. Our area is sponsoring a month-long exchange program for teens and are short on host families. Students need room and board from June 29 to July 27, but have daily weekday activities provided. For more information, call 321-278-9336 or visit www.cci-exchange.org
Farina and Sons Inc., a 60-year old Central Florida residential remodeling company, was the first place and grand award winner for the remodel of one of the first homes built in the Orlando Country Club in the 1950s. For information, visit www.farinaandsons.com.
Sprinkles Custom Cakes, 501 W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park, launched their newest cake indulgence, the Sprinkles CakeShooter: a portable push-up pop filled with the perfect cake to icing ratio. Packaged and topped in a plastic cylinder push-up contraption makes it perfect for outdoor events or cravings on the go. Call 407-622-7202 or visit www.sprinklescakes.net for more details.
Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Baldwin Park, designed the prototype Publix Super Market facility and Publix-anchored retail center that recently opened on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.
The Winter Park-based Anson-Stoner's latest poster campaign for Apex Pest Control was honored at the National ADDY Awards on Saturday, June 12, in Orlando. The American Advertising Federation (AAF) presented Anson-Stoner with a Silver ADDY Award for best poster campaign.
The Orlando Regional Realtor Association Board of Directors selected Kevin Acker, RE/MAX 200 Realty, and Jennifer Dollar, Realty Executives Seminole, to fill vacancies on the board of directors.
Crealdé School of Art welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: Ali Bovis, Steven W. Grant and Dean Jennings.
NAI Realvest negotiated three lease agreements for office space in Maitland and East Orlando totaling 4,409 square feet.
Stirling Sotheby's International Realty associate Lauren Merrell recently received the SFR, (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource) certification by the National Association of Realtors.