Community Bulletin

Trinity Prep students Keith Casscells-Hamby, Chase Everett, Kelly Fahey, Angela Hosbein, James Newlin and Erin Sole of Winter Park; Gordon Pace, Skylar Rizzo and Chris Robinson of Baldwin Park; Sitaara Ali and Buddy Furstace of Dr. Phillips; Candace Durham of Maitland; Erin Dickson of Altamonte Springs; Kevin Herring of Heathrow; Erik Kowaleski of Winter Springs; Yoni Robuck of Lake Mary; Joseph Titorenko of Longwood; and Havi Tran of Orlando have been named 2013 National Merit Scholars.

Trinity Prep students Keith Casscells-Hamby, Chase Everett, Kelly Fahey, Angela Hosbein, James Newlin and Erin Sole of Winter Park; Gordon Pace, Skylar Rizzo and Chris Robinson of Baldwin Park; Sitaara Ali and Buddy Furstace of Dr. Phillips; Candace Durham of Maitland; Erin Dickson of Altamonte Springs; Kevin Herring of Heathrow; Erik Kowaleski of Winter Springs; Yoni Robuck of Lake Mary; Joseph Titorenko of Longwood; and Havi Tran of Orlando have been named 2013 National Merit Scholars.

Share »

photo

Jewish Pavilion

Jewish Pavilion Volunteers Ellen Hrabovsky and children visit with residents at The Mayflower in Winter Park.

Trinity Prep students commended

Eighteen Trinity Prep seniors have been named Commended Students by the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program and were recognized during an All-School Assembly with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The 18 seniors are Keith Casscells-Hamby, Chase Everett, Kelly Fahey, Angela Hosbein, James Newlin and Erin Sole of Winter Park; Gordon Pace, Skylar Rizzo and Chris Robinson of Baldwin Park; Sitaara Ali and Buddy Furstace of Dr. Phillips; Candace Durham of Maitland; Erin Dickson of Altamonte Springs; Kevin Herring of Heathrow; Erik Kowaleski of Winter Springs; Yoni Robuck of Lake Mary; Joseph Titorenko of Longwood; and Havi Tran of Orlando.

Celebration taken to long-term care residents

The Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers held High Holiday Services and Celebrations at local facilities with residents. They gave calendars and brought food and fun to brighten the day for residents. Pictured, Jewish Pavilion Volunteers Ellen Hrabovsky and children visit with residents at The Mayflower in Winter Park.

photo

The True Love Ball, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park helped raise $16,500 for care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Dance for Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) hosted its signature fundraising event, the True Love Ball, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park. More than 110 people attended, exceeding the attendance last year. The annual event raised over $16,500 to help provide critical services to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias in the community.

Get your flu shot

Flu shots for children and adults are offered at the Orange County Health Department’s Central Health Center at 832 W. Central Blvd., Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. The immunization program is closed the second Friday of each month.

In Seminole County, flu shots for children and adults are available at the Seminole County Health Department’s Sanford location at 400 W. Airport Blvd. Monday through Friday 8 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. The immunization clinic is only open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Flu shots are free for children up to 18 years of age. For information, visit orchd.com and SeminoleCoHealth.com

$13.5 million funneled to District 7

Congressman John L. Mica announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded grants amounting to nearly $13.5 million to cities and counties in Florida’s 7th Congressional District. The awards will be distributed through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and HOME programs.

Student honors

Katheryn Stephens, industrial engineering major, of Maitland has joined the freshman class at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Colgate University is proud to welcome Duncan Francis Brennan of Maitland. A graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic HS, Brennan is among the 757 students who entered Colgate University this fall as a member of the Class of 2016.

Rollins Democrats recognized as a rising group

On Sept. 2, the Rollins College Democrats received the Rising Star Award for the previous year at the College Democrats of America’s annual convention in Charlotte, N.C. The award is given to a college Democrat organization that is new and has shown admirable dedication to Democratic causes.

Orange teacher needs help

Walter Dahn, 68, of Longwood recently received a lifesaving heart transplant after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Dahn has been a music teacher with the Orange County school system for 30 years. To make a tax-deductible gift in his honor, please visit transplants.org and click “Find an NFT Patient” to search for him. To make a gift by mail, send to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Include “in honor of Walter Dahn” on the memo line.

Maitland in need of volunteers

Maitland residents are invited to participate in their city government. Volunteers are needed to serve on various advisory boards. Those interested can apply online at ItsMyMaitland.com/offers_volunteers.aspx or by contacting the City Clerk at mwaldrop@itsmymaitland.com

Caregivers needed in Winter Park

FirstLight HomeCare of Winter Park is looking for compassionate caregivers with a CAN, MA or HHA. They are the the nation’s newest, most innovative solution for in-home care. To apply visit WinterPark.FirstLightHomeCare.com or email resume to ktucker@firstlighthomecare.com

Help seniors file their taxes

Volunteers are needed for AARP’S Tax-Aide Program. Tax-Aide counselors help prepare tax returns and assist with filing requirements for older taxpayers and others. Individuals with an aptitude for tax preparation, experience in filing personal returns and good communication skills are urged to sign up. AARP membership is not required to be a volunteer with this program. Volunteer counselors are trained by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. An orientation will be held in December and training for volunteer counselors begins around Jan. 7 in the Orlando area. Anyone interested in joining the program should call Jackie Sward at 407-647-5233 or Jean LeaMond at 407-774-1958.

Send submissions to jandreasson@turnstilemediagroup.com