Ryan Scotson of Orange Tree opens CannaMD, the first medical marijuana clinic in Dr. Phillips.
Fifteen Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 84, chartered to the Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, spent the winter break at the International Scout Center in Kandersteg, Switzerland, and Milan.
Bay Hill Village resident Nancy Nagy and Chip, a champion Kerry blue terrier, participate in the American Kennel Club National Championship Dog Show’s Meet the Breed booth.
During the Hike Across America, powered by Clean the World and Booyah Veteran Bus Project, Shane Johnson of Windermere traveled more than 3,000 miles (22 miles every day) in 65 days from Orlando to California to raise awareness for veterans experiencing homelessness and veterans in transition.
Bay Vista Estates resident Ethan Thompson is playing the role of Elmer Hopkins in Orlando Repertory Theatre in partnership with UCF’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.
Baseball legend and Southwest resident Johnny Damon stopped by a Kids Beating Cancer luncheon to thank the group for all they are doing for children who need bone marrow transplants.
Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs presents the Monica Harris Spires Excellence in Leadership Award to Turtle Creek Homeowners Association President Michael Kulich.
Based on his leadership and achievements in the Turtle Creek community throughout the past year, Turtle Creek Homeowners Association President Michael Kulich was awarded the Monica Harris Spires Excellence in Leadership Award for the second consecutive year.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 6 receive National Medals of Merit for their heroic actions. Pictured are (l. to r.) Pamela and Blake Gardner; Scott, Aaron and Audrey Fetterhoff; and Benjamin and Karyn Phillips.
Winter Garden residents Maiya and Maria Lester decided to put their love of puppies to good use by helping change lives as volunteer puppy-raisers for Canine Companions for Independence. Maiya, a junior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, and Maria make up an excellent mother/daughter team.
by Debra Wood
Tyrone Smith and Pam Gould share plans for a Dr. Phillips/Freedom relief high school.
After a contentious battle to locate a relief high school for West Orange High School near homes in the West Windermere Rural Settlement, Orange County Public Schools has taken a different approach with finding a site for a relief high school for Dr. Phillips and Freedom highs by selecting property with no adjacent homes.
“This is a good location for a school,” said Pam Gould, school board member, at a community meeting about proposed changes to the land-use plan to accommodate the school.