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.