News & Events


  • April 6th, 2019

    9th Annual Emotional Intelligence Conference
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  • April 8th, 2019

    Monday Night Tennis with SWOT
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  • April 9th, 2019

    Jewish Pavilion's Spring into Fashion Show
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  • April 12th, 2019

    Napa Valley Wine Night! - Dr. Phillips
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  • April 13th, 2019

    Windermere 5K/10K Run Among the Lakes
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  • April 17th, 2019

    Taste of Winter Park
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  • April 14th, 2019

    Sunday Funday in Paradise!
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Parents and children alike enjoyed a night of fun, games, food and community during Saturday's festivities.

It was an incredible night of fun and community as Independence celebrated its 15th birthday on Saturday, March 30.
Residents flocked to the town square to enjoyed cupcakes and ice cream in the community center, while kids played games and danced the afternoon away. Meanwhile food trucks were on hand to offer up tasty, local grub for those looking for real food.
The night's highlight was the lighting of lanterns that were left to float in the pool in front of the clocktower, before a viewing of Disney's "Tangled" capped of the festivities.

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The American Cancer Society held the West Orange Relay for Life Saturday, March 30, at the Chain of Lakes Middle School.

Local students and West Orange residents gathered at the Chain of Lake Middle School Saturday afternoon to participate the West Orange Relay for Life. Attendees helped fundraise to support the American Cancer Society's mission. The society aims to support cancer research and programs that provide resources for cancer patients. In 2017, United States-based Relay for Life events raised a total of $230 million. About $6.3 billion has been raised in the U.S. since the movement was founded in 1985.

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Winter Park


Local families decorated and raced rubber ducks at Mead Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 30.

Families made special memories together and took part in a Winter Park tradition as they raced rubber ducks in The Great Duck Derby on Saturday, March 30, at Mead Botanical Garden. Children had the chance to decorate their adopted rubber ducks with paint before sending them off to the big race across Alice's Pond. The event also included face painting, games, bounce houses and other activities.

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UCP of Central Florida put on a glamorous gala weekend as part of a weekend of festivities.

UCP of Central Florida put on a grand fundraiser with its 26th annual “An Evening at the Palace” gala on Saturday, March 30. The evening event, held at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace at Disney Springs, had a number of comedy skits as well as musical numbers from UCP students. Three guest hosts - Rachael Harris, RJ Mitte and Cheryl Hines - emceed the event along with special guest Dan Aykroyd. UCP of Central Florida provides support, education and therapy services for more than 3,500 children with and without disabilities each year.

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Lake Nona


New tuition free charter school opening in (St.Cloud)

The American Classical Charter Academy is on target to open in St.Cloud August 2019. This Tuition Free Charter School believes learning and teaching philosophy comes alive through our talented teachers and school leaders. This traditional model of education leads students on a journey of engagement with Language Arts, Math, Science, Latin, History, Geography, Music, and Art, where any scholar can thrive.

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Nona adventure park celebrates grand opening in Lake Nona

Nona Adventure Park is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, March 23 with a day full of activities for the whole family including complimentary park entrance, giveaways, professional demonstrations, all-ages competitions, face painting, and more. The park is open Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Lake Mary


New Advanced Metering System for our Water Utility

As part of the City of Lake Mary’s ongoing commitment to maintain a high quality of life for our citizens through cost- effective, innovative systems, contractors working for Lake Mary are installing an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for our water utility.
The project includes enhancing nearly every residential and commercial water meter in Lake Mary with new, state-of-the art technology that can wirelessly communicate usage data to our billing department. We started upgrading the system in December, a process that will take up to four months to complete. Once installed, advanced meter technology will be able to collect multiple remote meter reads per day, allowing for better leak detection and improved customer service.

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Life in Lake Mary

Tree-lined streets, excellent schools, a beautiful trail system and a family-friendly environment are just a few of the reasons why the City’s 14,000 residents call Lake Mary home.
We not only want your business, we also want you and your employees to live in our well-established communities. Lake Mary has safe, quiet neighborhoods for growing families as well as affordable trendy apartments, luxury townhomes, and rental properties. In 2012, the average cost of a home in Lake Mary was $300,000. When you reside in Lake Mary, you have peace of mind. The crime rate is one of the lowest in Florida, thanks to our pro-active, community-based Police Department.

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Oviedo American legion post 243 honored by The Seminole County Board of County Comissioners

At its March 12, 2019, Commission Meeting, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners proclaimed March 15th as American Legion Centennial Day in Seminole County, Florida. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919, as a wartime veterans organization based on the four pillars of Veterans Affairs: Rehabilitation; National Security; Americanism; and Children & Youth. Over the years, the American Legion has become a preeminent community-service organization with more than 2.5 million members in over 14,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. The American Legion offers a variety of programs that support the four pillars, and benefit veterans; service members and their families; America’s youth; and citizens in general. Members of the American Legion are dedicated to upholding the ideals of freedom and democracy, while working to make a difference in the lives of fellow Americans. The American Legion celebrated its centennial in 2019 on March 15th, the official designated birthday of the American Legion.

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2019 Summer Camp Field Trips

Summer Camp registration begins Monday, March 18th. Registration will continue until the Thursday before each session or until each session is full. Camps offered are Adventure Camp, Club Riverside, and Volleyball Camp.
For more information, call 407-971-5565 (Gymnasium) or 407-971-5575 (Riverside).

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