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Ramping up for charity
RLF recently took part in the Center for Independent Living’s annual Rampage event where local architecture firms build wheelchair ramps for many Central Florida residents who want to gain or regain their mobility, but can’t afford to modify their homes. Participant businesses included RLF, Allan & Conrad, Cuchaci & Peterson, R S & H and Southeastern Surveying & Mapping. The team of RLF and Allan & Conrad donated more than $3,000 and provided design and volunteer services to help build a handicap ramp for a 77-year-old resident.
Habitat Orlando’s biggest house yet
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area and Pulte Homes recently broke ground on a seven-bedroom home in Pine Hills. It was dedicated to future homeowner Chandra Cuyler-Towns, and her 10 children. Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, partnered with their vendors and subcontractors to sponsor the home, and its employees will volunteer on-site over the course of the build. This is the largest home to be constructed by Habitat Orlando, and the first single-family home built by the nonprofit since 2008.
Maitland resident is in Who’s Who
Alexandra Mitchell from Maitland is one of 35 Georgia Southern University students who have been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Selected for grade point average, campus or community leadership and service, and achievement or recognition in their area of study, the students must be a junior or senior. Georgia Southern University nominates the students.
Regina Timmes of Winter Park has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at Salve Regina University. Timmes is a freshman majoring in religious and theological studies.
Playhouse offers anniversary pricing
The Winter Park Playhouse is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and has rolled back the Series Subscriptions to 2002 prices: $28 for evening performances and $25 for matinee performances when purchasing the six-show series. That’s a savings of up to $10 per ticket. Subscriptions go on sale to the public on April 20. Call the Winter Park Playhouse box office at 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org
Rollins funds alumni’s next big things
The Rollins MBA Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship named alumnus-owned flexReceipts the winner of this year’s Rollins Venture Plan Challenge. The company, which provides digital receipts with the aim of eliminating paper receipts worldwide, received a $20,000 cash prize, as well as additional services. RNR Diagnostics, developer of a molecular diagnostics test for early detection of skin cancer Melanoma, took second place and a $6,000 cash prize; Sun Voter, a service dedicated to providing nonbiased candidate information for local, county and state public offices, took third place and a $3,000 cash prize; and Biocurity, developers of RadGuard, a nanoparticle radioprotectant that mitigates damage from radiation exposure in cancer treatment and terrorist radiation threats, took fourth place and a $2,000 cash prize. Visit rollinsceo.com
Festival seeks poster artist
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 39th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Poster Contest. The selected artwork will appear on event posters, T-shirts, note cards and other merchandise, as well as in local publications, event-related marketing and social media outreach. To enter, visit autumnartfestival.com and download an application form.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org