SWB Tourism Update/CFHLA

Former Commissioner Scott Boyd (center) receives the 2016 CFHLA Public Servant of the Year award from Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association representatives (l. to r.) Board of Directors Chairman David Bartek, Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Peter Kacheris, Political Action Committee Chairman Jay Leonard, and President and CEO Rich Maladecki.

The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association honored Scott Boyd, former Orange County District 1 commissioner, as the association’s 2016 CFHLA Public Servant of the Year.

Nik Sirois Raises Money for AHA and more news …

compiled by Lauren Salinero


Lake Whitney Elementary

Lake Whitney Elementary student Nik Sirois (front) raises money for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope For Heart, as nurse Beverly Childs (far left) and Eileen Harvey’s first-grade class looks on.

Nik Sirois of Lake Whitney Elementary participated in the school’s efforts in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. Nik raised $1,050.

Tourism – International Drive Resort Area

International Drive Resort Area


Maria Triscari serves as president and CEO of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce.


Dear Central Florida Residents,

Spring is in the air, and what better place to enjoy a beautiful day than on International Drive?

Mayor Jacobs Cut Ribbon and more news …


Ribbon cutting held for new community park

Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson (center front, holding scissors) cut the ribbon at the new Young Pine Community Park.

Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson joined local residents for the …

Gotha’s Ready, Set, Dance earn top awards and more news …


Gotha

The competition and performance teams of Gotha’s Ready, Set, Dance earn top awards in Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance Competition.

Dancers from Ready, Set, Dance in Gotha competed in Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance Competition. The competition and performance teams performed Beneath the Waves, which won Ultimate Elite and Overall High Score Production. Many of the girls also won individual and high score awards.

Sensational Strawberries

Florida’s Season Is in Full Swing

by Kirsten Harrington

strawberries


According to Haley Veilleux, retail manager of Scotts Country Market at Long & Scott Farms, the best strawberries are those that are red all the way to the tip (photo provided by Long & Scott Farms.)


There are so many benefits to living in the Sunshine State. Florida strawberries are just one of them.