Category: Community Awareness

Arts in the Community

Orlando is bursting with ways to appreciate creativity and culture within its arts community. With so many avenues of involvement and an array of venues, no matter what creative outlet you’re looking for, there’s no need to travel far to enjoy a first-rate arts experience.

A Taste of Dr. Phillips

Tenth Annual Food & Wine Event to Take Place on Nov. 13

community awareness 01(L. to r.) Rachid Choufani, Jaafar Choufani, Tony Kostali and Thiago Parmagnani of Urbain 40 American Brasserie participate in the 2015 A Taste of Dr. Phillips, presented by the Rotary Club of Dr.Phillips.

The Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips will sponsor its 10th annual A Taste of Dr. Phillips on Nov. 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dellagio Town Center on Sand Lake Road. Foodies and wine aficionados across Central Florida are invited to enjoy unlimited samples provided by more than 20 Dr. Phillips-area restaurants and the most renowned culinary stretch in Central Florida, known as Restaurant Row. The club is proud to welcome this year’s Key Level Sponsors: American Mortgage/Liberty Title & Escrow, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine, Southwest Orlando Bulletin and The West Orange Times.

Iconic McDonald’s in Full Operation

by Debra Wood


A fixture on Sand Lake Road near International Drive, the “World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s,” was rebuilt on adjacent property purchased by McDonald’s Corp. Franchisee Oerther Foods Inc. continues to operate the new 19,000-square-foot restaurant.

Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs helped at the groundbreaking for the …

Venerable Yet Vulnerable

 West Orange Country Club gets fresh start by Debra Wood West Orange Country Club has gained a second chance toward long-term success with the recent purchase by Jim Karr and his partners in West Orange Country Club Inc. “This is a call out that we need help,” said Karr, who has been a club member since 1981. “The…