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Goodwill Industries of Central Florida stationed a truck in Baldwin Park on Saturday during the community-wide porch sale. For every 24 pounds in donations Goodwill receives, one person with a disability or other barrier to employment gets a permanent job. Visit GoodwillCFL.org

The city of Maitland is looking for residents to serve on the Charter Review Commission. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 29. There are also openings on various city boards. Contact the City Clerk for an application at 407-539-6219 or mwaldrop@itsmymaitland.com

Singer Sebastian Zaldibar was diagnosed with a polyp on his vocal cord, causing him to lose his voice. Sebastian went through surgery and months of vocal therapy but has made a miraculous recovery. He performed at Rollins College on April 13, which was World Voice Day.

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New 4 Rivers location

Owner and chef John Rivers announced a second location of 4 Rivers Smokehouse opened in Winter Garden, 1047 S. Dillard St., on April 5. The Smokehouse occupies more than 2,780-square-feet of interior space, twice the size of the Winter Park location, and offers additional seating and a drive-thru.

The Winter Park Police Department in partnership with the Victim Service Center of Orange County is conducting Women’s Safety Classes for women who work and live in Winter Park. Classes are free and can be scheduled by calling 407-599-3311.

The Friends of Mead Garden announce a new Summer Camp program taking place in the newly repurposed Nature Barn and surrounding natural areas beginning Monday, June 20. Contact 407-599-2800 or camp@meadgarden.org

Parade Magazine chose Austin Rivers of Winter Park High School as its No. 1 choice in their 55th list of the best high school seniors from all across the country.

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is hosting Paint the Town Blue to promote the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse. To participate, wear blue and e-mail photos to HowardPhillipsCenter@orlandohealth.com. You can also hang blue lights outside your home or office, or tie blue ribbons around your trees.

Tickets going on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Winter Park Sip, hosted by the Park Avenue Area Association & Winter Park Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue. Tickets are $25. Call 407-644-8281 or visit WinterPark.org

The Chamber will host the 23rd Annual Tastefully Goldenrod, Food Tasting & Silent Auction from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Sts. Peter & Paul Social Hall. The theme is “Bootin & Scootin!” Corporate Sponsorships are now available.

Volunteer opportunities

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is recruiting volunteers for its SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. To become a volunteer in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole Counties, contact Heather Fogle, MSW, SHINE liaison at 407-514-1823 or fogleh@sraflorida.org


Business Briefs

United Arts announces that both President & CEO Margot H. Knight and local arts advocate Chip Weston have both been appointed to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture by the Honorable Dean Cannon, Speaker of the House.

The Rollins MBA program announces that full-time MBA student Christopher Gassner has been awarded this year’s SunTrust Distinguished Leader of Merit award.

C.T. Hsu + Associates firm Principal Jim Hughes, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, has been appointed to the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s 2011 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee.

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance has awarded Lamm & Company Partners a contract worth $1.8 million to renovate a former Saturn Automobile Dealership in Casselberry into a 40,000-square-foot educational facility.

Lamm & Company Partners has signed a $6 million project with owners CJD Northpark to build the new Chrysler, Fields Dodge Ram Dealership in Sanford. The project is a 46,000-square-foot new facility with a showroom and complete service department.

Mattamy Homes U.S. Group, the U.S. division of Canada’s largest homebuilder, recently acquired 96 single-family home sites at Azalea Cove, a new residential community located on Goldenrod Road south of Colonial Drive in East Orlando.

Moore Stephens Lovelace welcomes Matt J. Lux as their new health care manager.

NAI Realvest recently negotiated an expansion/renewal lease agreement on 4,000-square-feet at 655 Progress Way in Monroe CommerCenter South, Sanford.

Greater Marketplace, at 1006 State Road 436 at the corner of Red Bug Lake Road, recently completed a five-year lease of 2,500-square-feet for a new O’Boys Bar-B-Q that’s now open seven days a week.

Fifth Third Bank Private Bank, Central Florida, recently hired Mike Reinmund as a wealth management advisor. Reinmund has more than 20 years of wealth management experience.

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce named Brio Properties its “Small Business of the Year”.