West Orange Foundation officials announced the foundation received a $10,000 donation from AT&T for the West Orange Program for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs through the AT&T Aspire program.
Ryan Scotson of Orange Tree opens CannaMD, the first medical marijuana clinic in Dr. Phillips.
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.
Girl Scout Troop 18 participated in the Ocoee Christmas Parade. The girls decorated a golf cart with holiday decorations that some rode in while others walked. They won third place in the parade under the Scouting category.
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.
Forrest and Deborah Bahruth were selected as recent Hidden Springs/Estates Yard of the Quarter winners. They have lived in Hidden Springs since 1984, and, throughout the years, their original house has transformed from a ranch-style to a more contemporary home.
David Boyer, M.D., of Palm Lake recently celebrated 30 years with Orlando Health. Staff members at the Della Drive location threw Dr. Boyer a surprise party and presented him a plaque in appreciation of 30 years of outstanding dedication and service.
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.
Bill Suchy, a longtime Bay Springs resident and owner of Bill Suchy Productions LLC, a film consulting and production company, had his documentary, Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, acquired for both international television and educational distribution.
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.
An army of volunteers joined Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Orange County Environmental Protection Division employees for the recent Mayor’s Earth Day Cleanup Event. Three different groups spent their morning discarding invasive plants and trash at Fernwood Park, Maguire Road and Bird (Egret) Island.
Two members of the Bucket List Hiking Club climbed the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Bay Hill resident and club founder Matt Durfee and Isleworth resident Anthony Lightman dedicated the task to their deceased fathers. Located in Tanzania in East Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet.
(L. to r.) Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Council Liaison John Armstrong, and Chairman Andrew McGhee of the town’s Historical Preservation Board bury a time capsule.
Town of Windermere representatives buried a time capsule to be opened in 2050. The capsule contains items that represent the mood and issues currently affecting the town.
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.
compiled by Lauren Salinero Phillips Landing (L. to r.) Scott Barnhard, YMCA director; Phillips Landing residents Varkey Chacko and Ann Varkey; and Ryan Smith, YMCA director, attend the Varkeys’ annual holiday dinner at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center to benefit disabled and less-fortunate individuals. Phillips Landing resident and Realtor Ann Varkey and her…