Preston Square residents participate in a 10K walk/bike ride to benefit First Descents.
Residents of Preston Square completed a 10K walk/bike ride to benefit First Descents, which offers young adults who have been diagnosed with or survived cancer a free outdoor adventure experience. All meals, accommodations and program activities are provided free of charge, including travel scholarships, if needed. Programs take place around the world and include surfing, kayaking, mountaineering, rafting and more. The event raised almost $2,000, allowing residents to sponsor two cancer survivors or fighters.
Art and Karen Brown of Turnburry, who were marred June 9, 1962 (below), celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Three days after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 2nd Lt. Arthur “Art” Brown married Karen Lowry Brown on June 9, 1962. Art served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 24 years, followed by 21 years in engineering and construction at Walt Disney World Resort. He currently serves as the district governor for Rotary International District 6980. Karen worked in the guidance office at Dr. Phillips High School during the school’s first five years, and she retired after more than 16 years on staff at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at Windermere. Art and Karen have two sons, two daughters, loving in-laws and seven grandchildren. This summer, the family will enjoy a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate the golden anniversary, a 50th and 40th birthday, and 20th anniversary. The Browns have resided in Turnburry for 25 years.
Among the couple’s many blessings are grandchildren (front, l. to r.) Sydney Brown, Arthur Brown III, Bennett Brown, Peyton Brown, William Merritt, (back, l. to r.) Charlie Merritt IV and Ashton Brown.
During Orlando Business Journal’s annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration, Francelis Gonzalez, M.D., (right) of Turtle Creek is recognized as a finalist for the Business Owner of the Year award. She is congratulated by one of the event’s co-sponsors.
Francelis Gonzalez, M.D., owner of Kidsville Pediatrics, was recognized at Orlando Business Journal’s annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration. The Turtle Creek resident was a finalist for the Business Owner of the Year award. She celebrated the occasion with her husband, Victor Pantoja, and son, Carlos Estrella-Gonzalez, M.D.
Congratulations to Tanner Moon and Marisol Arcila on their engagement.
Miguel and Flordeliza Arcila of Southwest announced the engagement of their daughter, Marisol, to Tanner Moon, son of Daniel and Julie Moon. A September 2012 wedding is being planned.
Linda Landman Gonzalez, Orlando Magic vice president of community relations and government affairs, was recognized during Orlando Business Journal’s annual Women Who Mean Business awards celebration. The Southwest resident was named Business Executive of the Year, as well as 2012 Businesswoman of the Year.
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