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The Winter Park Country Club was voted in August as the No. 2 Best Public Golf Course in the greater Orlando area by Orlando Magazine. For more information on the Winter Park Country Club, visit www.WinterParkCountryClub.com or call PGA Head Golf Professional Brendon Elliott at 407-599-3339.

Shane Sherman, vice president of Commerce National Bank & Trust, Winter Park, was among about 50 bankers receiving graduation diplomas on Friday Aug. 6 from the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

If you are an Orange County Utilities customer who uses at least 15,000 gallons of water per month, you may be eligible for a free irrigation audit. Participants will receive a complete audit of their in-ground irrigation system from a certified specialist. Call 407-254-9850, (select option 1, then option 2) to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment.

UCF has launched a new master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning geared toward adults. For more information, visit www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu/programs

As the brand new Early Head Start (EHS) programs get under way in Central Florida, Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C) is reaching out to the community to engage support in the form of in-kind and cash donations for the critical early childhood education program. Anyone interested in donating cash, items or services should contact Phyllis Scott at 407-532-4357.

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O,R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Network recently teamed up with the Winning Ways Sports Management, a Central Florida-based basketball program, to host the first “Orlando Rising Stars Basketball Clinic” on Aug. 27-28.

Maitland residents may soon find an insert to their utility bills that asks for donations for the Cultural Partners in Maitland, namely Maitland Public Library, Performing Arts of Maitland and Maitland Art and History Association. The first $7,000 in donations will be matched by Rotary International, FIS, AVCON and ACi. Visit www.PAMaitland.org to learn how to donate.

The Bach Festival Society (BFS) conducted a professionally administered audience research report measuring the economic impact of the Bach Festival Society’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, which took place February-April. Here are some of the findings: Total audience spending by both local residents (residents of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties) and out-of-town visitors was $785,706; 96 percent of all respondents said they were “very satisfied” with the 75th Anniversary Celebration event they attended; local residents made up 58.7 percent of attendees, with the remaining 41.3 percent coming from out-of-town. Over one-quarter (26 percent) of all respondents were first-time attendees to a Bach Festival Society performance.

Attention fine artists! Applications for the 52nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival are available by going to www.zapplication.org now through midnight Sept. 24. The festival will be held March 18-20 in Central Park and along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park. For additional information, visit www.wpsaf.org.

Bridge projects will soon affect Interstate 4 travelers in downtown Orlando, as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) begins work to repair concrete slabs on overpass approaches. Four downtown bridges will be impacted beginning with the Fairbanks Avenue overpass, followed by the Winter Park Street Bridge, then Kaley Street and finishing with the overpass at Wymore Road. Work is scheduled to start after Labor Day. Lane closures will be necessary. Most of the construction will occur overnight. Some of the work will occur on weekends during daytime hours. The project is expected to finish in mid-October. Updates will be posted on www.cflroads.com.

You should never provide your Social Security number or other personal information over the telephone unless you initiated the contact, or are confident of the person to whom you are speaking. If in doubt, do not release information without first verifying the validity of the call by contacting the local Social Security office or Social Security’s toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).To report suspicious activity to Social Security’s Office of Inspector General, please call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-269-0271. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the OIG TTY number at 1-866-501-2101). A Public Fraud Reporting form is also available online at www.socialsecurity.gov/oig.

O,R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Network recently teamed up with the Winning Ways Sports Management, a Central Florida-based basketball program, to host the first “Orlando Rising Stars Basketball Clinic” on Aug. 27-28. In addition to athletic training, camp attendees learned about nutrition, teamwork, facing adversity and the importance of academic excellence. “Our goal is to expand and continue community outreach programs and initiatives like the Orlando Rising Stars Basketball Clinic for many years to come,” said Anne Millians-Roche, co-founder and president of Owens Realty Network.

Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE) at Rollins College is seeking applications for women-owned businesses to participate in a year-long program designed to increase the growth and profitability of their business. The ATHENAPowerLink® Program (APL) has been successfully implemented in more than 20 cities. The application period is Sept. 1-30. Applications are available at www.athenaorlando.com

Business Briefs

KR2H Marketing & Media Relations, owned and operated by veteran publicist and public relations practitioner Kenn Hall, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

John McIntosh celebrates the 11th anniversary of his store, Ancient Artifacts & Treasures in Winter Park, where you can “Hold History in your Hand”. It’s at 1999 W. Fairbanks Ave.

GoWaiter Inc. has reached an agreement with David Long and Blaine Waters to operate a GoWaiter franchise in North Orlando. The GoWaiter concept allows consumers to order online from the menus of local restaurants and have those meals delivered by GoWaiter drivers to their doorstep within 45 minutes. GoWaiter of North Orlando delivers to residences and businesses in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Sanford, Winter Park, Maitland and Orlando from its Altamonte Springs headquarters. For more information, please visit www.GoWaiter.com.

After 45 years of a successful career in arts management, Arnold Breman has announced his retirement as managing director of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with the University of Central Florida.

Design Studio 15, a Central Florida-based, full service interior design firm, announced today that, in the first six months of 2010, the company has experienced a dramatic, 100 percent increase in business over the full-year statistics for 2009. For more information about Design Studio 15 and to view a sampling of designs, please visit our website at www.designstudio15.com.

Award-winning, Florida based law firm, Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath and Gilchrist, P.A., is pleased to announce that one of their attorneys, David L. Sigalow, has achieved Florida Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law. The firm can be found at www.addmg.com

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlando’s Baldwin Park, was awarded a contract to design renovations for the new, 2,900-square-foot Five Guys Restaurant that opened on Orange Avenue in Orlando last month.