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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Orlando hosts Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 13 to start seventh ECHL season ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, in conjunction with the ECHL, have announced the preliminary draft of their schedule for the 2018-19 season. The final 2018-19 Solar Bears schedule will be made available shortly after the NBA schedule is released later this summer. Orlando will open its seventh season of ECHL ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    In a post on his personal blog, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates described the University of Central Florida as an example of how universities can effectively use online learning to boost access and student success while still keeping tuition affordable. Bill and Melinda Gates visited UCF in October, along with executives from the foundation that bears their names. In a video and ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    First U.S. Government Agency to Accept CryptocurrencySANFORD, Fla, May 14, 2018 –Seminole County Tax Collector Joel M. Greenberg, today announced his office will begin accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash for payment for various services starting this summer. For years, paying taxes by credit or debit card meant using a third-party processor with heavy fees. The blockchain allows the Seminole County ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Annual community benefit report details Florida Hospital’s contributions in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.  Orlando, Fla., May 14, 2018 Florida Hospital today released its annual Community Benefit Report, which details the contributions the organization made in Central Florida through charity care, health research and its support of local charitable organizations.   In 2017, Florida ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    TAMPA, FL --(Marketwired - April 25, 2018) - UNATION, a Tampa-based technology company focused on event discovery and event promotion, has expanded their business into twelve additional markets throughout the Southeast and Texas, including Miami, Key West, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. UNATION launched its iPhone app in ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Contact: Kim Herbine RDV ICE DEN kherbine@rdvsportsplex.com 407-916-2666 For Immediate Release RDV Ice Den Hosts U.S. Open Professional Figure Skating Championships! Maitland, Fla., May 9, 2018 –Watch professional figure skating in Florida, for FREE! On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 RDV Ice Den will host the 2018 U.S. Open Figure Skating Championships! This event features men’s, ladies, pairs, ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Training For Warriors, group fitness program, helps several adults lose over 100lbs in 6 weeks Recently Training For Warriors, a fitness and motivation program helping people become their strongest self, concluded a 6-week fitness challenge that helped 13 locals lose a combined 102.6lbs. After opening it’s ‘dojo’ on Lake Mary Blvd last year, Training For Warriors is seeing huge results and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    By Jim ClarkUCF Forum columnistThe saved black-and-white pictures are hard to make out and for most of the people there is no information on the back to identify who they are. In one, I am sitting in a highchair with three other children with a cake and candles in front of me. In a second, there is a birthday cake on a card table and I am standing next to a large dog.In my teenage years the photos ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools’ (SCPS) Dining Services Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of May, June, July and August at various Summer BreakSpot locations. The Summer BreakSpots are at locations with corresponding enrichment activities, including the public library, select SCPS schools and recreation centers. Nutritionally ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate 100 percent of every Tulip Cookie sold May 10th-24th to Foundation for Foster Children   Orlando, FL (May 10, 2018) – Covelli Family Limited Partnership, part of the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC, is partnering with Foundation for Foster Children to kick off their annual Flower Cookies for Foster Care campaign in 34 bakery-cafes throughout ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Pediatric Residency Program will relieve the physician shortage crisis by training future pediatriciansORLANDO, Fla. (May 2, 2018) – Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and will launch its first Pediatric Residency Program next summer. The Pediatric Residency Program leadership will begin ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Firm’s Health Law Practice Group earns top ranking in the state for eighth consecutive year  ORLANDO, Fla. (May 7, 2018) — Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP has once again received recognition by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In total, the 2018 edition highlights 21 Broad and Cassel attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Now is the time to prepare for an anticipated active Hurricane Season· Residents should review flood and homeowners insurance policies prior to Hurricane Season to ensure appropriate coverage· Seminole County residents receive a 20% discount on flood insurance because of County’s flood mitigation activities SANFORD, FLA. May 7, 2018 – This week marks National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Seminole ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Michael Shteiman has joined the agency as a agent licensed in Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Fixed Annuities. Michael brings a wealth of business experience to his new role and is ready to put it to work for his clients. ____________________________________________ Michael Shteiman comes to the Allgood Financial team with experience in both ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Looking for a fun way to kick off your summer? The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools has teamed up with LEGOLAND to offer discounted tickets in May 2018. Plus $10 from every ticket sold will be donated back to The Foundation to support the students and teachers of Seminole County Public Schools.LEGOLAND Admission Special – Only $40.00 + taxSaves $54 off the gate price plus LEGOLAND ...read more
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    Friday, May 04, 2018
    “Hospital of the Future” Expands Surgical Procedures  OVIEDO, Fla. (May 4, 2018) – The latest in minimally invasive surgical technology has arrived in Oviedo. Surgeons at Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA healthcare North Florida facility, performed the first da Vinci surgery at the hospital this week using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System. This robotic surgical system is used for a wide range of ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Seminole Co. (May 1, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify two suspects responsible for an armed home burglary and multiple vehicle burglaries in the 300 block of Moffat Loop in unincorporated Oviedo. The investigation began on April 21, 2018, when one of the victims contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Early that morning she woke to the sound of a door slamming and witnessed ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    SANFORD, FLA. (May 2, 2018) – More than 2,000 degrees and certificates were awarded during Seminole State College of Florida’s Spring 2018 Collegewide Commencement on Tuesday, May 1, at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena.   Dr. E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State, delivered the keynote address. Wrapping up a 22-year career, this was her last time attending graduation as ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    In April, the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce welcomed 14 businesses to the chamber! This month make a point to introduce yourself to these great new members.  First, thank you to the following members for your referrals:   Roberta Hemphill - Florida Health Care PlansTim Hendricks - Citizens Bank of FloridaKaren Rabon - Edibles Etc.Penny O'Connell - Lake Mary Life MagazinesPam Czopp - Lake ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    By Barbara E. Thompson UCF Forum columnist Equal Pay Day this year was just reached on April 10. This day symbolizes how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. For women of color, the dates for Equal Pay Day are even more dramatically different, and for the most part go much further into the year. The observance was originated by the National ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, Florida – May 2, 2018 - Fitness Xperts of Altamonte Springs continues to attract top Trainers as part of their Impressive Team.  American Ninja Warrior finalist, Michal Bander, is the latest addition to the private, neighborhood gym in Altamonte Springs.  Michal is leading the Silver Sneakers classes every Wednesday and Friday mornings.  He has also brought his popular Ninja ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    By Manoj Chopra UCF Forum columnist This past month has been very disheartening for me as an engineer. A confluence of national events of catastrophic failures and stories of inadequate design decisions have shined a negative light on the profession of engineering. This should never happen! This is another way of saying that we must design and build things in such a way that they don’t fail. ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla., April 30, 2018 – Often times, the best ideas are right in our own back yard. So, why not you? Attention entrepreneurs, Walmart is looking to serve up the big break you’ve been looking for during Walmart’s Open Call scheduled for June 13, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can apply now for a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Longwood, FL (May 1, 2018) –  Nearly 150 passionate community members and business professionals will come together on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Longwood Community Building (200 W. Warren Avenue, Longwood, FL  32750) for the It Takes a Village Breakfast. The annual fundraiser, now in its 3rd year, is hosted by IMPOWER, a mental health and child well-being organization, to directly benefit ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    DeBary, FL – May 1, 2018 –  The Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility Biological Nutrient Removal project located near Blue Spring State Park in DeBary commemorated their retrofitted Water Treatment Plant opening in an unusual way -- using toilet paper in lieu of a ribbon for the traditional cutting ceremony. The expanded plant will reduce the Phosphorus and Nitrogen levels in the Blue ...read more
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    Monday, April 30, 2018
    For Immediate Release April 30, 2018  Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (April 30, 2018) -- Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for Vestcor Senior Living’s newest community, soon to be Tallahassee’s premier senior living community, under a contract exceeding $20 million with an ...read more
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    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Sanford, Fla. (April 27, 2018) – Over 130 business and community leaders braved dark skies and impending rain to participate in the Foundation for Seminole State College’s 35th annual Dream Cup Challenge Golf Tournament, raising over $45,000 for programs, scholarships and other areas of need at the College.“It is heartwarming to see the strong level of support we receive for this tournament year ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 25, 2018) – Harry Ellis never planned to join the family business. His parents had always worked in the Information Technology (IT) field and had built a successful business focused on mainframe and terminal computing. Growing up, Ellis worked in the family business to earn an allowance. So, as he embarked on his college education, Ellis initially thought that IT wasn’t the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Habit Burger Grill Helps to Raise 10,000 Meals for Central Floridians in Need  iHeart’s RUMBA 100.3 Wins Charity ChallengeTo End Hunger in Central Florida    ORLANDO, FL – April 23, 2018 – The Habit Burger Grill presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF) with proceeds from its recent “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge that took place at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    College President Dr. E. Ann McGee is set to deliver the keynote address.SANFORD, Fla. (April 25, 2018) – More than 2,000 students from Seminole State College of Florida will cross the stage to receive degrees and certificates this spring, according to the College’s Department of Enrollment Services.Students from each of the College’s four schools will participate in Collegewide Commencement on ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Plans to hire 375 full-time associates for new perishable facility, starting pay at $16.05 per hour  What:The Walmart Cocoa Grocery Distribution Center is hosting a job information session for area residents Saturday, April 28. Attendees will learn details on the new perishable distribution center, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) April 25, 2018 – The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools announces Tools 4 Seminole Schools, the new name of their free teacher store. This program of the Foundation, formerly known as A Gift for Teaching - Seminole, offers Seminole County Public Schools teachers an opportunity to "shop" for classroom supplies and materials at no cost to them. Teachers often spend as ...read more
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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    Allgood Financial was honored to present a donation to the VEX Robotics Team at the Seminole Science Charter School, in support of their trip to the World Championships later this month!  ____________________________________________The Seminole Science Charter School has much to be proud of, including their Fifth Grade VEX Robotics Team, who will compete in the World Championships later this ...read more
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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (April 23, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Associate Amanda Gunter to the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  Gunter’s background is in commercial and residential real estate, general business law and intellectual property. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Gunter was a real estate associate with Nishad Khan PL in Orlando. While ...read more
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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 23, 2018) – Surrounded by hundreds of students, faculty, staff and supporters of the College community, Dr. E. Ann McGee was honored for her 22-year legacy as president of Seminole State College of Florida by the naming of the E. Ann McGee Student Center. The Student Center, which opened Jan. 2, at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, is a comprehensive destination for ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Lake Mary, Fla. (April 20, 2018) – This fall, the Colonial High School football players will charge onto the field hungry for victory. To help them bulk up in time for the season, CFE Federal Credit Union donated a refrigerator to the team, fully stocked with nutrient-rich foods and beverages.  “We’ve always known that working out was really critical for our student-athletes, but teams have more ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    More than $520,000 raised across Orlando area helps pay for critical medical care for local kids  ORLANDO, Fla. [April 19, 2018] — Today, Walmart presented Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a check for more than $520,000. The funds were generated by more than 75 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in the Orlando area last year through customer and member donations as part of the annual ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Large corporations and their leaders today often are confounded by health care and insurance policies — worried about what will happen when essential em-ployees become sick; concerned that missed time at work means more financial burden for employers, employees and families. And there’s one more thing to worry about: This confusing climate gives health care and insurance providers the chance to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Transformational speaker CJ Besa, in partnership with leadership guru John Maxwell, will present “7 Keys to Unlocking Your Destiny” on April 27 at the Orlando REP theater on Princeton Street in the Blackbox theater room.  This will be an interactive workshop that can help any individual ages 18 and older who desires to make an impact in their life and desires to gain clarity on how to recognize ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    HEATHROW, Fla. (April 19, 2018) Seminole State College of Florida’s Interior Design Program has been ranked No. 3 in the nation by Schools.com.  Seminole State offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Interior Design. The department’s goal is to provide students a solid educational base, with a pathway to ...read more
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    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Surety Bank has unveiled its “Lake Mary Community Discount Card” program.  The discount program allows for small business to participate by providing a discount offer to be printed on a hard-plastic card.  Each card has (8) boxes for a local merchant to participate along with a merchant link printed in the middle that drives traffic to a discount merchant landing page hosted by the bank. ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
      (SANFORD, Fla.) April 12, 2018 – The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools is proud to announce Jean Vansmith as Executive Director. Vansmith brings over ten years of experience in developing strong relationships and creating partnerships in Central Florida to The Foundation. As Executive Director, Vansmith will be responsible for leading The Foundation by working with businesses ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HYRBID PHARMACY: RETAIL, PRESCRIPTIONS AND COMPOUNDING  E-Z Healthmart Pharmacy located in Sanford is now open located at 4942 West SR 46, Suite #1014.Our warm environment and well experienced team will ensure that all your pharmacy needs are met.  We have fast and efficient prescription filling and you will be in and out in less than 10 minutes.  No time to come in, we also ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures teamed up with Viome to film a series of sit down discussions with Dr. Oz and Deepak Chopra. The talk focused on gut health and why fad diets work for some and not all. Filming was set in Lake Nona, FL. Following the talks, Walking Saloon Pictures post-produced the edited pieces.  Walking Saloon Pictures is located in Altamonte Springs, FL and ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(April 11, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida's Board of Trustees today announced Dr. Georgia Lorenz as president-elect. The announcement follows constituent group meetings at Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus with faculty, staff, students, alumni and Foundation Board members, plus a community social event. Three finalists also were interviewed by the College’s Board ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Who loves Robots? Who loves financial stability? In one special night, you can learn more about both!!!   These two great Seminole County are working together for a fundraising event to help SSCS VEX robotics students to World championship! Seminole Science’s 5th grade VEX team, Stingbots Overdrive, has won the Amaze Award at the Florida State Championship and has earned a spot at the World ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that our own David Applewood has been promoted to Agency Chief, and will manage the agency’s corporate office in downtown DeLand.  David brings a wealth of experience in both management and finance to the role, and is an outstanding asset to the company as a whole. ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial is pleased to announce the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2018— Walmart today announced it expects to spend an estimated $200 million over the next year in Florida through the opening and remodeling of 43 stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money. The spend is part of Walmart’s total capital expenditures guidance of approximately $11.0 billion for ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    I traveled to Puerto Rico in January, about four months after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. I had much anticipation to see for myself how the island was doing, not only as my role as a disaster researcher, but as a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora and as a concerned son and friend. Much can be said about the resilient, proud and innovative spirit of the Puerto Rican ...read more
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    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Plans to hire 375 full-time associates for new perishable facility, starting pay at $16.05 per hour  What:The Walmart Cocoa Grocery Distribution Center is hosting two job information sessions for area residents Saturday, April 14, and Saturday, April 28. Attendees will learn details on the new perishable distribution center, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an ...read more
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    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    The Seminole County Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and grow! In March, 17 new businesses invested in the chamber! This is a great time to reach out and introduce yourself. They may be your next big client!  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:   Erica Gutierrez - Seminole Towne CenterPenny OConnell - Lake Mary Life MagazinesDrew DeStefano - AlphaGraphics Lake ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    HLC Wellness is introducing a new type of yoga to the community HLC Wellness has been providing wellness service to Central Florida for over 12 years and continues to push the envelope with new and natural wellness options to benefit the community.  Soon after the opening success of their salt room in Lake Mary, they began sampling different programs that would work with the salt to further ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Sanford, FL – April 2, 2018 – The Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation project met an important milestone last week reaching 88% completion of the new two-mile elevated boardwalk that extends across 73 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. Team members from Wharton-Smith, Nature Bridges, DMC Engineers, Zev Cohen and Volusia County gathered to celebrate the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Gulfport, MS – April 4, 2018 – Wharton-Smith’s Gulf Coast Division was recently selected to build a new 44,000 square-foot, 775-seat performing arts center for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. The new center will be located at Pascagoula High School and will provide opportunities for the school’s drama performances, speech and debate, band and choir concerts, as well as bringing in ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Sanford, FL:  Saturday, April 14th from 6:30pm – 10:00pm Leadership Seminole Class 27 invites the public to attend their signature event, Caribbean Casino Night to benefit Boys Town of Central Florida.   Sponsored by Orlando Sanford International Airport, the event will be held at the Southeast Ramp hangar located at 2151 Spinner Lane in Sanford, FL.  Guests will experience a relaxed ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    By Kim Nassoiy UCF Forum columnist   I believe one of the hardest things in life is building long-lasting relationships.   I hear all the time about couples going through divorce and I think why? And it’s not just couples breaking up. I’ve seen parents and children, siblings or dear friends have a falling out and not speak for years, if ever again.   What makes us turn away from people who ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    On Saturday, March 31, experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders spent the day teaching shoppers at Seminole Towne Center how to apply a tourniquet and perform other basic first-aid techniques to stop bleeding. The one day event corresponded to national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(April 2, 2018) - Seminole State College of Florida's president search committee, assisted by AGB Search, recently selected three finalists vying to become the College’s third president to replace Dr. E. Ann McGee (listed in alphabetical order): · Dr. Edward Bonahue, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College (Florida)· Dr. Todd Holcomb, President, Western ...read more
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    Sunday, April 01, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Kim Federline has joined the team and will serve as our in-house expert for Aflac products and services.  Kim’s experience and her knowledge of the Aflac products and systems will benefit the Agency and all our agents who can now offer Aflac to their business and individual clients.   ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial ...read more
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    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    On March 17, 2018, leading fitness brand 24 Hour Fitness opened its doors to their newest location in Lake Mary, Florida at 236 Wheelhouse Lane.The new club represents the first location in Lake Mary, and the 5th location in Orlando. The modern new 37,800 square foot club features high quality amenities and numerous programs to help its members meet their fitness goals. To celebrate the ...read more
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    Friday, March 30, 2018
    Project is part of the retailer’s investment in serving today’s customers  OVIEDO, Fla. – March 30, 2018 – Oviedo residents got their first look recently at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 5511 Deep Lake Road. In addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to Walmart’s free Online Grocery Pickup service.  For the first time, Oviedo residents will be able to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Orlando, FL – Covelli Family Limited Partnership (CFLP), part of the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC, is pleased to announce they are celebrating 20 Years in Florida with the opening of their 80th bakery-café in the area. Panera Bread will open their doors at 6:30AM on April 4th at 4054 Conroy Road in Orlando.  The new location will feature a drive-thru and is conveniently located near the Mall ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Lake Mary, Fla. (March 28, 2018) – From developing predictive models to interpreting data, UCF graduate students had the chance to put their data analytics skills to the test, as CFE Federal Credit Union launched its inaugural Lending Analytics Competition. From October 2017 to January 2018, teams used data sets to predict lending risks facing the credit union industry. This competition culminated ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Company streamlines commercial construction specialtiesfor general contractors ORLANDO, Fla. (March 28, 2018) — Central Florida based commercial shading company Window Interiors and Division Ten Specialties are combining to form Interior Specialties.  The new company provides a single point of contact to commercial general contractors for a wide array of interior specialties, such as motorized ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    APOPKA, Fla. – March 28, 2018 – Apopka and southwest Seminole County welcomed its first Walmart Neighborhood Market at 820 Balmy Beach Drive on Wednesday, March 28. This creates the convenience of a smaller format to complement the community’s existing Walmart Supercenter. The new store employs about 95 full- or part-time associates.  The 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market offers a wide ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    March 28, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction) Roger B. Kennedy Construction starts $40 million Ecco on Orange apartments Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for the upscale Ecco on Orange apartments, under a $40 million contract with an affiliate of LeCesse Development ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 28, 2018)-- Seminole County officials and contractors are working to repair a small depression forming on the south side of Long Pond Road, near the intersection with Orange Ridge Drive in Longwood. March 16, 2018: County staff initially responded to reports of a ground depression on Friday, March 16. The County continued to monitor the depression and underlying ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 27, 2018)--Seminole County Animal Services recently launched the BFF 100 Program, which allows Bright Futures Scholarship candidates to foster and train a shelter pet while fulfilling 100 qualifying community service hours. This week, three pairs of pets and students will graduate the pilot program.   The student/dog pairs, Gabi and Wendy, Brad and Snoopy, and ...read more
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    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Cartridge World of Altamonte Springs announces their new spring pricing available through June 30, 2018.  Consumers are invited to take advantage of this money saving pricing for ink and toner cartridges on top brands, like HP, Canon, Dell, Samsung, Lexmark, Epson, and Brother.  This Cartridge World store is located at 851 West State Road 436, Suite 1059 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.   ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    By Joan McCain UCF Forum columnistEvery product, business or organization, from Pop-Tarts to Purina to PTAs, needs innovation to thrive and survive. Innovation is dependent on ideas. And generating ideas is essential to the bottom line.Then why do so many executives do it incorrectly?Brainstorming, a conference technique for stimulating ideas and spontaneous discussion, is a science. That’s ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(March 22, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida's president search committee, assisted by AGB Search, today selected three finalists following two days of interviews on Seminole State’s Heathrow Campus on March 21 and 22.  The finalists (in alphabetical order) vying to become the College’s third president to replace Dr. E. Ann McGee are: · Dr. Edward Bonahue, Provost and Vice ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    * SAVE THE DATE *  OLG to host Open House event for new Altamonte Springs location on Wednesday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m.; ribbon-cutting to be at 5.  ORLANDO, Florida -- The Orlando Law Group will hold an Open House and ribbon-cutting for its new Seminole County location, OLG founder and managing partner Jennifer Englert announced.  The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m. ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 21, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Donald L. Cunningham, Jr. in Orlando as of counsel in the Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice Group. Cunningham brings 35 years of legal experience in public financing, affordable housing, and other diverse areas of law.  During his career, Cunningham has represented various private ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – Two Seminole State College of Florida students — Rafael Braga Gomes and Desiree Mazza — have been named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team. Students named to PTK’s All-Florida Academic Team represent the state’s most outstanding in academic achievement, leadership and service to their communities. PTK is an international honor society for ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Employers Association Forum (EAF) has fielded many questions over the years surrounding the topic of how employers can cope with the death of an employee. The death of an employee is always an emotional affair, whether the death occurred at home or at work. It’s easy to overlook daily practices and procedures when you’re trying to determine what to do for the personal family and the work family; ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    WHAT:                 Oviedo Medical Center invites the public to attend any of its upcoming “Doctor Talks” events as a way to receive direct access to an expert in a specific healthcare field.     On Thurs., March 22, Dr. Ian Martinez will discuss the symptoms and treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD.     On Tues., March 27, Dr. Mario John will discuss causes for hip and ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Central Florida Regional Hospital Joins First Respondersto Teach Life Saving Techniques  WHAT:                       On Sat., March 31, experts from Central Florida Regional Hospital will join national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an emergency.  Experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Join Seminole County Animal Services, T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County and local rescue groups for the Paws & Claws Community Pet Event   Saturday April 7  from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Criminal Justice Center 101 Eslinger Way        and 17-92 in Sanford Come enjoy the day with your dog, on leash only please. (No flexi leashes) What’s happening during ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    ISO 45001 is an important new safety & health management system  ORLANDO (March 20, 2018) – A Fisher Phillips partner played a significant role in helping to formulate the new ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety that was announced today by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience regarding workplace safety ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    FP Advocacy LLC gives voice to clients before legislative and regulatory bodies ORLANDO (March 20, 2018) – Fisher Phillips announced that it has launched an advocacy company. FP Advocacy LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the national labor and employment law firm. The new organization is headed by attorneys Benjamin Ebbink in Sacramento and Rick Grimaldi in Philadelphia. Both lawyers have ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Seminole County, FL   The UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Garden Tour April 21, 2018 from 9am – 3pm. This self-guided tour will take place at private gardens throughout the county, where Master Gardeners will be available to offer information during this event. Pre-registration is required, and tickets can be purchased at ...read more
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    Monday, March 19, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 17, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Raider Softball team swept visiting Lakehawks from Lake–Sumter State College during a doubleheader on Saturday, March 18. The two wins also earned Head Coach Courtney Miller a coveted 1,000 career win milestone. After the game, which concluded Seminole State’s inaugural Homecoming Week, the crowd, including many former ...read more
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    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Career Fair to provide information on open positions, resume and interviewing advice   Florida Blue is currently hiring nearly 500 positions across the state and will host a Career Fair on March 28 in Winter Park to provide more details about open positions, information on how to apply for them and assistance with resume and interview preparation.   More than half of the open positions are for ...read more
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    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) On Thursday, March 15th, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named its 2019 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Samantha Neff of Idyllwilde Elementary! As part of this prestigious award, Mrs. Neff will receive a Teacher of the Year ring from Herff Jones; a Mousecar from Walt Disney World Resort – their version of the Oscar and a Disney Annual Pass for herself and each member of her ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – In honor of her contributions to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee has been honored with the society’s Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bennett Awards honor retiring college presidents who have provided consistently outstanding support to PTK chapters and advisors throughout their ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    The J. Wayne Miller Company assists Legal Firm with new Office Lease and Financial Firm with purchase of Office Condo.  The J. Wayne Miller Company is dedicated to finding your ideal business location.   J. Wayne Miller Company is family owned and operated for over 35 years in Commercial Real Estate. Saving Business Owners valuable time searching and negotiating, Lauren Miller is a dedicated ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    By Adam MeyerUCF Forum columnistWhenever I need a good laugh or a light TV moment, I find relief by watching Whose Line is it Anyway?I am fascinated by the concept of improvisation and how quickly the comedians can create things off the cuff and pull together some interesting skits and stories. Even when it does not make sense or there is a clear fail, there is power, wonder and humor in watching ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Announces Grand Opening"I am excited to have opened the second Edward Jones office in Longwood," Brendan Jones said. "I know the people of this community have come to rely upon our firm to provide them with sound investment advice that is geared toward individual investors. I will strive to continue our tradition of excellence here."Brendan has been with Edward Jones ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – After 44 years of service to Goodwill and eight years as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Bill Oakley has announced his plans to retire, effective June 30. The search for Oakley’s replacement will commence immediately, led by executive search firm Korn Ferry.  Oakley joined the nonprofit in 1974, serving in leadership roles at Goodwill ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) Exceptional Student Support Services (ESSS) will host their Annual Transition Fair on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Winter Springs High School Cafeteria, located at 130 Tuskawilla Rd., Winter Springs, FL 32708. Representatives from disability support services, recreational programs, health & wellness, family support ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (March 8, 2018) - With the help of our generous donors, MSR Holdings raised over $5000 for Hurricane Irma relief efforts led by the Second Harvest Food Bank. Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic flooding and damage in Florida and throughout the Caribbean last year. We believe organizations that are deeply-rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide ...read more
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    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Seminole Co. (March 8, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of placing a skimming device on multiple ATMs throughout Central and South Florida.The investigation began on February 16, 2018, when the branch manager of a Longwood bank contacted the Seminole County Financial Crimes Task Force to report placement of the device. During the initial ...read more
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    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Florida bonuses are portion of more than $560 million earned nationwide in Q4 performance-based bonuses and tenure-based one-time cash bonuses  ORLANDO, Fla., March 8, 2018 – Today, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates are receiving a share of more than $560 million total cash bonuses, including:   More than $160 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q4 performance, andMore than ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    By Jim ClarkUCF Forum columnistI have had to face the fact that my students know more about technology than I do. And when something goes wrong with the technology during class, I know that a student will call out, “Click on the lower left-hand corner” or “You need to minimize that screen.”As a history teacher, I have long criticized President Warren G. Harding who is considered one of our least ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures teamed up with Orlando Chiropractic in telling their back story. Owner and chiropractor, Darren Hollander, opened up on why he became a chiropractor, starting a business during the recession, his love for comic books, and his vision for the future.  You can watch the first teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeTfmY9Wqw   “Story” is a unique ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Seminole Co. (March 7, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of fraudulently purchasing furniture. The investigation began on March 2, 2018, when one of the victims contacted the Seminole County Financial Crimes Task Force to report fraudulent charges made in his name.During the initial investigation, it was determined that over the past few months the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message. Our local panel of digital marketing experts will talk about various platforms, analytics, and share some of the latest trends in social media. Our panel of experts will discuss the ins & outs of marketing your business with ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida to showcase veteran business owners  Orlando, Fla, (March 6, 2018) – Over the past two years, the UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida have partnered to work with veterans to become entrepreneurs, creating new businesses and new job opportunities.   What:Veterans Entrepreneur Showcase, an afternoon of networking, speakers and ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    Lake Mary Club Represents Company’s 5th Location in Orlando   LAKE MARY, FL –– Residents of Lake Mary, Florida will soon have a new place to stay in shape, achieve personalized health solutions, and meet their fitness goals with the opening of a brand new 24 Hour Fitness club in the heart of Lake Mary, Florida. The fitness leader prides itself on creating friendly and supportive ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
     SANFORD, Fla. (March 2, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida announced, Thursday, March 1, that it has renamed its Oviedo Campus in honor of the late Robert and Jane Lee for their financial contribution and commitment to the College. The renaming was presented to the Lee family, their guests and members of the College community at an intimate luncheon, held on what will now be known as the ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    SANFORD, FL (March 2, 2018) — Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA North Florida, will bring state-of-the-art emergency care to northwest Seminole County in Fall of 2018 with the opening of a freestanding emergency department at 4525 International Parkway, on a 28-acre site at the intersection of International Parkway and Wilson Road. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Friday, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    Sanford, Florida - The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is excited to announce philanthropic support for the continued advancement of its educational programs after being awarded three grants for 2018. The Zoo applied for and was awarded over $75,000 in grants from Walmart Foundation, Wayne M. Densch Charities, Inc., and Spectrum News to continue to spread the Zoo's message of conservation ...read more
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    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) will host a Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lake Mary High School located at 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746. School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering teacher contracts for instructional critical shortage areas for the 2018-2019 school year on the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    It is the School Board’s intent to name the new Seminole High School 9th grade center. You can submit names to the School Board Clerk in writing by US mail, postmarked 3/21/18 to Jill Mahramus 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773, by email at jill_mahramus@scps.us, or by facsimile at 407-320-0281 by the deadline of 3/23/18. A notice of intent to name will be posted to the School District ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    By Manoj ChopraUCF Forum columnistMy work requires me to walk to different parts of the campus. As I recently made my way from my office to my classroom and the administration building for meetings, I felt that I could make these brief micro-journeys more pleasurable by listening to music. So I started looking into purchasing some new headphones.I had a decent pair that I was using for working ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2018) – With more than 400 guests in attendance, the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida raised a record-breaking $436,000 during its annual Dream Gala at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary on Feb. 24. The proceeds benefit students, programs and other areas of need at the College. “Our community stepped up again in a huge way for Seminole State,” said John Gyllin, ...read more
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    Monday, February 26, 2018
    WHAT:                       On March 7, Central Florida Regional Hospital will host a Doctor Talk on thyroid health presented by Aleksandra Clayton, M.D., a family practice physician with Lake Mary Family Physicians.A light dinner will also be served.To make your reservation, call 1-800-445-3392.WHEN:                       Wednesday, March 76 p.m.  WHERE:                     Central Florida ...read more
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    Friday, February 23, 2018
    The College’s Forensics Team took home 11 awards, including third place overall, and first and second place in Parliamentary Debate.SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Forensics Team (speech/debate) received multiple awards in the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Forensics Championship Feb. 1-3, at Tallahassee Community College, earning ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Seminole Science Charter School is incredibly proud to announce that our 5th grade VEX team, Stingbots Overdrive, has won the Amaze Award at the Florida State Championship and has earned a spot at the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky in April. Despite having a very rough day with many technical difficulties, our students stayed calm and worked together to earn the respect of the judges ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Seminole Co., Fla. (02/22/2018) – Casselberry Police this morning announced a 12-year-old female student has been arrested for posting an online threat to shoot and place destructive devices at three Seminole County schools:  Casselberry Elementary, South Seminole Middle School, and Sterling Park Elementary.Casselberry investigators determined the threat originated from a cell phone and located ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    City College in Altamonte Springs is holding a Career & Resource Fair Wednesday April 18th  from 11:00 a m to 1:00 p m. We would like to invite Seminole County Chamber Members to participate by either setting up a table to speak to our students about jobs or resources that might be beneficial to them. Lunch will be provided to vendors, please let us know how many people will attend from your ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    What is Fun Run?A fitness event where the entire school runs to raise funds!  Our students go out into the community and receive pledges (per lap) or flat donations on the weeks leading up to Fun Run.  Students receive incentives from the school and parents are welcomed to join in the fun.  The week of the event is an exciting one at Galileo as special guests arrive each morning to motivate our ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 22, 2018) –The Volusia County Business Incubator Powered by UCF Business Incubation Program will host a career fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, February 26, in its facility at Daytona Beach International Airport, 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach.  The career fair is open to anyone looking for great opportunities to work with the Incubation Program’s client ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    By Barbara ThompsonUCF Forum columnistA few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop.As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion, my work largely consists of facilitating workshops and ...read more
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
    Allgood Financial is seeking to hire 5 agents for their Seminole County office in the next 30 days, and is offering some unique incentives to attract the quality personnel we want to bring into the company. ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial is an independent Financial Services company, serving clients throughout the state.  We have offices in DeLand, Port Orange, ...read more
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
    Free telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals  FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to all those affected by the recent tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  The company is providing its employees and as well as the South ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Athletics Department recently announced the addition of men’s and women’s cross country to its list of sports programs. Starting Fall 2018, both teams will begin intercollegiate competition in the sport.   After analyzing the Seminole State Athletics Department’s budget and gauging perspectives from various athletic directors ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Not sure where to turn for AFFORDABLE ESTATE PLANNING, ASSET PROTECTION AND MORE? As a proud sponsor of this network GUARDIAN LAW is an excellent resource. Visit their website for details. http://guardianlaw.business.site/. Thank you Guardian law for supporting our efforts to bring awareness to the great work that’s being done in the PRIVATE HOME ASSISTED LIVING AND ADULT FAMILY CARE HOME ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    February 12, 2018--The Hylant Orlando office “Justice League team” ran into frigid waters at the Aquatica wave pool in Orlando on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 to support the Special Olympics Florida.  As a corporate sponsor of the Polar Plunge, Hylant gave $7,500 while employees raised an additional $8,500 with a total donation of $16,000 to help individuals with intellectual and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    By Lisa RoneyUCF Forum columnist“Reader, I married him”—the classic line from Jane Eyre—may have been the main referent for unusual marriages for more than 100 years. Well, reader, I married him, too, but not until I was 49. What constitutes an unusual marriage constantly shifts.In a way, I represent a trend. The U.S. Census Bureau has shown that the average age of marriage has been rising for ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Conversational Artificial Intelligence to Provide Members with  Convenient Access to Credit Union Information and Support  ORLANDO, Fla. (February 14, 2018) – FAIRWINDS Credit Union is offering its members a digital experience that is more convenient than ever before with the launch of the FAIRWINDS Virtual Advisor.  In partnership with Abe AI, an Orlando-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    Seminole Co., Fla. (Feb. 9, 2018)-A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive March 12, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that Seminole County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    For Immediate Release                (Issued February 9, 2018)            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction participated in a February 8 Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting event for their recently ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Orlando Partner Nicolette Vilmos has been named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 23rd Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board and an Orlando director for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Florida Network Board, the premier advocacy group for women in ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    Back in the day, a woman speaking of her personal health could land her in a mental asylum or subject to bloodletting by leeches. Mothers were hush-hush with their teen daughters about their changing bodies, and older ladies gave nary a whisper about their joint pains. In the centuries long before employee wellness programs and biometric screenings, some diseases were blamed on night air and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    Nonprofit Reaches More Than 47,500 with Job Training Programs, Places 8,100 in Jobs, and Opens 2 Job Connection Centers                                 ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida marked another successful year in 2017 by providing more than 47,500 people with resources and training to help them find meaningful work, opening two Job Connection Centers, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sanford facility provides necessary care, resources to patients with heart attack symptoms   SANFORD, Fla. (February 7, 2018) — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Central Florida Regional Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Central Florida Regional Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sale of Handbags raised money for Florida Hospital Foundation Cardiovascular Institute  Determined to make a difference and educate women on the dangers of heart disease, Elizabeth Scovil launched Elizabeth Scovil Handbags and Accessories as a vehicle to prevent heart disease and help save lives. Her stylish and beautifully handcrafted bags are all made in the United States and come with vital ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (February 7, 2018) – Axiom Bank, a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, is starting the new year with four new faces on its Board of Directors. Kathryn Pemble, Charles Johnson, Gary Hopkins and Vernon Braddock became Directors on Jan. 5, 2018.As former President of C1 Financial in Tampa and current President of Baldwin Pemble Advisors, Pemble brings 30 years of ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sanford,  FL. The Sky Powersports Group, today announced  plans to expand in Sanford, Florida with its fifth dealership.  The company has targeted a vacant 3.5 -acre parcel at the Northwest corner of S.R 46. Development began in January by McKee Construction and is scheduled to open in late June joining existing locations in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Longwood and Port Richey.  The 30,000 square foot ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Community leader, mom and finance executive looks to continue her service to Seminole CountyLake Mary, Fla. (February 1, 2018) -  Amy Pennock has spent her professional career giving back to the Seminole County community. From serving on multiple boards of non-profits to volunteering for her daughter’s softball team, Pennock has made a difference in her community.Today, Pennock stepped up to the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Hamilton Elementary School is one of four first place awards for Zyscovich Architects Winter Park, Florida - February 7, 2018 – The Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association (FEFPA), the state’s leading authority on educational design excellence, has just awarded Zyscovich Architects four First Place awards for: Seminole County Public Schools’ Hamilton Elementary School of Engineering ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL – Families who want care from a Nemours board-certified pediatrician for their child’s flu symptoms will now find it even easier to be seen at a Nemours Children’s Urgent Care thanks to expanded hours that recently went into effect. Locations in Lake Nona, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Sanford and Waterford Lakes are now opening earlier. The change comes at a time when many emergency ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Leadership Seminole is pleased to announce our latest guest presenter, Lee Cockerell, retired Executive Vice President of Operations for the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. He will kick-start our morning with lessons on leadership strategies and exceptional customer service.The Leadership Summit, taking place on February 23, 2018, offers an interactive day of learning valuable leadership skills and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    In conjunction with Purchasing Month, Seminole County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will be hosting our Annual Vendor Fair from 9:00AM to 11:00AM on March 8, 2018 in the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers, 1101 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Registration will be via RSVP and there is no charge for this fair. The theme will be “Bridging the Gap with the Vendor Community”. Our ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Aflac welcomes you to their open house event  Maitland, FL: New Seminole chamber member Kim Federline welcomes you to the open house of the Aflac regional offices in Maitland. This open house will offer an after hours networking, light refreshments, and an employment workshop you won’t want to miss – completely free.  Every year, Aflac performs a comprehensive workforce study to identify and ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb.2, 2018) – Axiom Bank is responding to the needs of the community by donating $2,500 to the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and its Welcome Home Project, which aims to get permanent housing for 129 people.  “This donation will fund the move-in for one person,” said Jessica Ludvigsen, Axiom Bank’s Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. “Our goal is to give someone ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla., (Feb. 2) - The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) today announced the selection of its School Crossing Guard Program as the 2017 Florida School Crossing Guard Program of the Year by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  The SCSO Program took home top honors for their exceptional performance and proactive community outreach programs.  The Program was recognized ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Seminole, Co. – (February 2, 2018) Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying three burglary suspects.The investigation began on February 2 at approximately 3:30 a.m. when deputies responded to multiple business burglaries that occurred near the intersection of Hunt Club Blvd. and S.R. 436. Upon arrival, deputies observed broken glass to each ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Sustainable build yields 15,500+ pounds of construction waste diverted from landfills Orlando, FL, February 1, 2018 – WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) a leading certified public accounting and advisory firm, has completed the relocation of 110 team members from its East Concord Street and Altamonte Springs locations to 200 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. The top-30 nationally ranked firm ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Through a partnership with LYNX, students, faculty and staff at Seminole State College of Florida can now enjoy unlimited rides on LYNX buses for free. The service begins today. “We are excited to partner with LYNX to offer free public transit to our students and employees,” said Dr. Jan Lloyd, associate vice president of Student Development who spearheaded the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Tampa, FL –– On January 19, 2018, Wharton-Smith’s Tampa-Water/Wastewater Division held a Topping Out Party to mark the completion of the first phase structural work on the Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant Oxidation Ditch Improvements project. More than 70 people attended including representatives from Lee County, the Three Oaks Wastewater Plant and project engineers CDM Smith, as well as ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Sanford, FL – January 18, 2018 – Wharton-Smith recently announced strategic changes to key personnel in the company's Water/Wastewater Division.    Todd O’Donnell, Division Manager – Tampa Water/Wastewater, will take on the new role of Director of Business Development – Water/Wastewater. In his new role, Todd will be responsible for identifying and developing new business relationships and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures is teaming up with River Oaks Animal Hospital located in Apopka, FL. The team will produce a video story about the importance of dental hygiene in animals. Walking Saloon Pictures will be filming the process of the examination and the necessary dental procedures. Filming begins this Friday.  Visit Walking Saloon Pictures for more ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Wow! What a great month of businesses starting their year off right with an investment in the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. In January, 34 businesses joined the chamber!   Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Brandy & Robert Ortiz, Ortiz CPA & Company Complete Business Solutions, LLC - Two referrals.Tony Hernandez, ASD Adult Achievement CenterRory Swindell, Pro-Tech AC & ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    MEDIA CONTACT:   Erin Power  FRLA Press Secretary  850-224-2250 ext. 225 epower@frla.org FOODSTOCK FLORIDA EXPANDS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH TWO  COUNTY SHOWCASES TO CELEBRATE LOCAL RESTAURANTS,  AGRICULTURE AND HOSPITALITY  FOODSTOCK Florida is a multi-city series of restaurant rallies, social events, educational food exhibits, and live music to benefit the Grand Tour Foundation  (Orlando, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Each year, one-third of people older than 65 will fall. Many of these seniors will suffer a fracture, brain damage or other debilitating injury. Each day, an average of 75 older adults will die from the effects of a fall. Falls cost our healthcare system upwards of $30 billion every year. “This is an important topic that we always bring up with seniors and their family” says Hoffman.  We can't ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    SEATTLE, OMAHA & NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 30, 2018 — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced today that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs. The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    Cartridge World Altamonte Springs Invites Consumers to New Retail Location   Cartridge World in Altamonte Springs, Florida announces their new retail location at 851 West State Road 436, Suite 1059 in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714.  Their new location is in the building right next door to their former retail location within Seminole County.  Customers will find a variety of ink and toner ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    ORLANDO, Jan. 30, 2017 – Why is Florida such a good place to make a scary movie?That’s one of the topics filmmakers will discuss as part of free workshops sponsored Feb. 8 by UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities to kick off the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford. The Feb. 8-11 festival will feature 80 short films from 10 countries along with 15 UCF student exhibition films and two student ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Today, JPMorgan Chase announced a $20 billion, five-year comprehensive investment to help its employees and support job and local economic growth across the United States.   The firm has always believed that lending and investing in employees and local communities and businesses is the highest and best use of our capital – this long-term commitment aims to maximize our impact. Due to the ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce the opening of their third location, and their first office location in Seminole County.  Located in the historic Longwood Village Inn, at 300 North Ronald Reagan Blvd., this beautiful executive office space provides meeting and conference space for the agents and clients of Allgood Financial.   ____________________________________________ Allgood ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    New facility designed for patient convenience with physicians, pharmacy, labs, radiology and more in one location with extended hours  LAKE MARY, Fla. – GuideWell Medical Center became the latest addition to Lake Mary’s thriving Rinehart Health Corridor today with its official grand opening at 707 Platinum Point in Stirling Center. The 14,000-square-foot, two story medical center was specially ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Christina Alvarez and Kevin Ross-Andino are excited to serve as the president-elect and treasurer of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida!Orlando, FL January 24, 2018:  The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Inc. (the “HBACF”) is a non-profit organization  incorporated on September 3, 1991. This group of Hispanic attorneys recognized the immense need for support and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Company will apply federal tax savings to prevent rate increaseAverage residential customer will save $187 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida today announced that customers will directly benefit from the new federal tax law and avoid a rate increase for power restoration costs associated with the company’s response to last September’s Hurricane Irma. Instead of increasing customer ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce its 2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists & Grade-Level Winners:Samantha Neff, K-5th Math Instructional Coach, Idyllwilde Elementary Mrs. Neff is a product of SCPS herself. She began her teaching career with SCPS 17 years ago as a Kindergarten teacher. Since then, she has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Currently, she ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    By Kim NassoiyUCF Forum columnistOne of the greatest blessings in my life is being a mom.I have a son and daughter, now in their 20s. From the moment I found out I was expecting, the joy of having a new life to love and cherish was overwhelming. Each step of the way—hearing the heartbeat, seeing the sonogram, picking out names and preparing their rooms—only made me fall more in love. I remember ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Seminole County (January 24, 2018) - Seminole County investigators charged a woman with three counts of fraud after she unlawfully used a credit card belonging to her former employer, and conducted fraudulent transactions totaling more than $100,000.The investigation began in February 2017 when the victim reported that a former employee, Desiree Cirrincione, 34, of Oviedo, fraudulently added ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation client’s platform, Ana By Datanautix, analyzes data and feedback quickly and completely    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (January 24, 2018) — For any business, it’s critical to understand your customers. When you are a high-profile NBA team, with hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, listening must be a foundation of the business.  That’s why the Orlando Magic have entered ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The Orlando City Commissioner is one of only three alumni from two-year colleges across the country to be selected for the award in 2018.SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Orlando City Commissioner and Seminole State College of Florida alumna Patty Sheehan has been honored with a 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The award is given to alumni who ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The 10-bed unit adds to Florida Hospital’s NICU network — which includes units in Orlando, Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Celebration and Altamonte.  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 23, 2018 — Florida Hospital Altamonte is providing an important new service in Seminole County that will allow its tiniest and most vulnerable patients to get care closer to home.The hospital debuted its new ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The dreaded task of asking for your money…People are funny about money. Asking for payment can be fairly awkward and often uncomfortable. However, handling collections is a necessary evil in any business. Otherwise, how would you profit and pay your own bills? You simply must get paid for the services you provide.As one of Florida’s top employment agencies, we go over the 7 best practices for ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center in Casselberry is launching the Love thy Neighbor Campaign. This campaign will raise funds to help connect 100 people with jobs during the month of February.     In Seminole and Orange county combined, over 56,000 people remain unemployed. In the past 25 years, Christian HELP has connected over 120,000 people with jobs. To learn more about the ...read more
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    Monday, January 22, 2018
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 22, 2018 – Walmart and The Miami Foundation announced $4.9 million in grants to Mercy Corps to support Puerto Rico relief and recovery efforts in the continued aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The funding includes a $3 million dollar grant from Walmart and a $1.9 million dollar grant from the Walmart Puerto Rico Relief Fund administered by The Miami Foundation.* ...read more
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    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Allgood Financial has launched a new marketing campaign at the Seminole Towne Center shopping mall.  Chamber members can see the new banner and additional displays during the Chamber’s Business After Hours event at the mall on February 8th.   ____________________________________________ Seminole Towne Center is a fantastic venue for marketing businesses of all types, and Allgood Financial is ...read more
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    Friday, January 19, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) –Seminole State College of Florida dedicated its new Student Center to all past, present and future Seminole State students in a ceremony Friday, Jan. 19, at the College's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Elected officials, community leaders and members of the Seminole State family gathered outside the entrance of the new Student Center as Seminole State President Dr. E Ann ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Florida Power & Light announced that customers will not pay a surcharge for Hurricane Irma restoration as previously expected because of federal tax changes that begin this year. Instead of implementing a surcharge as originally planned, FPL now plans to apply federal tax savings toward the $1.3 billion cost of Hurricane Irma restoration. This means customer rates will decrease beginning March 1, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Fund to provide college scholarships to students  ORLANDO, Fla. — January 17, 2018 — Today Central Florida Foundation announces the establishment of the Brede-Wilkins Scholarship Fund at the Foundation. The fund is designed to support qualified individuals with financial assistance toward the cost of a higher education.  Consistent with the charitable purposes of Central Florida Foundation, the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Sanford, Florida: Are you looking for a faith-filled, academically rigorous education for your child or grandchild? Come see what the excitement is all about! ASCS is hosting an Open House for prospective families on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. “We came from out of state so we did not have any family here.  One of the things we loved about All Souls Catholic School is ...read more
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    Monday, January 15, 2018
    For First Time, Kids 14 and Under to Receive Postgame Field Access   Game Tickets on Sale at ProBowl.com   When the 2018 NFL PRO BOWL returns to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, the NFL is bringing back a week-long celebration to unite and inspire the entire football community. Leading up to the game, the NFL is hosting a series of PRO BOWL WEEK events, including free interactive ...read more
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    Friday, January 12, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Orlando North, Seminole County Sports Tourism and Corrigan Sports Enterprises, INC hosted the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Top Recruit Winter Escape field hockey tournament, January 12-14, 2018. The tournament took place at the BOOMBAH Sports Complex located in Sanford. More than 90 elite girls field hockey teams from across the United States ...read more
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    Friday, January 12, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (January 12, 2018)- Seminole County’s Office of Emergency Management will host the 3rd annual Disaster Response Equipment Touch-a-Truck showcase on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Sanford Riverwalk near Fort Melon Park. Attendees can see, experience and learn about vehicles and equipment used to respond to severe weather events, emergencies ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller Company has secured an office location for new Chamber Member, Michael Kryger with Pegasus Insurance Agency, https://www.seminolebusiness.org/list/member/pegasus-insurance-agency-longwood-20390. Pegasus is a Personal Lines Independent Insurance Agency in Longwood offering auto, home, business, umbrella, motorcycle and boat insurance. Michael also specializes in ...read more
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    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    We are short-staffed! What do we do? Life and business are unpredictable. Health issues, family emergencies, an employee quitting, or a spike the in workload can occur at any time. Sometimes, no matter how well you plan and prepare, you end up being short-staffed at work. When this happens, oftentimes people end up spreading themselves too thin. The company essentially goes into triage mode. ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears invite their fans and supporters of the United States Armed Forces to come together when the team hosts its annual Military Appreciation Night, presented by Hunter Vision on Saturday, Jan. 20 as Orlando battles the Florida Everblades at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. The Solar Bears will wear a special military-themed jersey during their game ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    By Joan McCainUCF Forum columnistA mixture of Irish and Belgian heritage is what my stepdad used to explain his enormous stubborn streak. My mother, his wife of 21 years, was the only one who could talk sense into him when he reached an impasse with anyone. It was a character flaw in an otherwise kind, hard-working, loving man.We called him “Popsie,” and after my mother died he was alone. Alone in ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    For millions of people around the world, the suspect lump, mole or nagging cough is more than a health nuisance. These changes in the body are warning signs of cancer. Cancer in its diverse forms is a group of diseases that create a rapid growth of abnormal cells in the body. The World Health Organization reports that cancer is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, killing 8.8 million ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    Seminole County (January 10, 2018), Seminole County sheriff’s investigators today released a facial reconstruction image of a man whose skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area of unincorporated Oviedo almost 20 years ago.  Repeated investigative efforts to identify the man over the years have been unsuccessful.  Newer technology has now provided us the best representation yet.On October ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce its Graduation Rate for the 2016-2017 School Year was 88.6%. That’s #1 out of the 17 largest Florida districts, #1 out of all Central Florida districts, and tied for 7th out of all Florida districts. In addition, it’s an increase of .3% above the previous year (88.3%, 2015-2016) and remains 6.3% above the state average ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Seminole County (January 9, 2018) - Seminole County investigators have charged a local man with selling items via the internet he’d stolen during a recent home burglary.The investigation started Saturday, January 6, when investigators were called to a home on Brantley Club Place in unincorporated Longwood. The homeowner reported the garage door to his home was left open overnight and multiple ...read more
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    Monday, January 08, 2018
    Conference Organizers Say Lack of Education Has More Than 470,000 Businesses Failing in the U.S. ORLANDO, FLORIDA - January 3, 2018 - Two Central Florida entities, Orlando based MarketAtomy, LLC and MoneyMiners.Biz ,LLC, have joined forces to bring a funding and financing forum to entrepreneurs and startup business owners in Central Florida.  The conference planned for January 20, 2018, will ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (January 4, 2018)- Seminole County and its partner agencies are preparing for the 2018 Point In Time (PIT) Count, a one-night census of all individuals experiencing homelessness. In an effort to obtain the most accurate count, volunteers are needed to perform the PIT Count on the evening of Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Volunteers should attend a training session prior to the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 04, 2018
    Orlando, FL–January 04 , 2018 – Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and advisory services firm, congratulates Alex Brinister, MSA, and Joel Knopp as a newly appointed Shareholders in the firm’s Orlando office.   Alex Brinister is a Senior Manager at MSL, the leader of the Firm’s Manufacturing & High Tech Specialty Group, and a member of the Firm’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    For Release (January 3, 2018)            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction) Roger B. Kennedy Construction starts $25M Tract 8B Apartments atThe Reserve at Alafaya ORLANDO, Fla. – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for the Tract 8B Apartments at The Reserve at ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    By Manoj ChopraUCF Forum columnistWhy do we travel? And what does it do to our psyche?This year has been one with a number of interesting travel excursions for me, some work related and others more personal with family. As 2017 draws to a close, I am headed out again with my family to visit India.We often travel for work to accomplish certain tasks that are not possible without face-to ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 03, 2018
    By Jim ClarkUCF Forum columnist‘Tis the season for making New Year’s resolutions, a custom that goes back 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonian empire. The Babylonians also gave us New Year’s celebrations, although they celebrated in March when they planted their crops.They had two consistent resolutions: Pay off their debts and return things they borrowed. Obviously, my neighbor is not a ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Sanford, FL – January 2, 2018 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected to build the new Public Safety Facility  for the City of Tavares. The two-story, 38,527 s.f. building will house the City’s police, fire and emergency management functions. The $13.1 million public safety complex is being designed by Gatorsketch ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018
    Sanford, FL – January 2, 2018 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as construction manager for the $3 million Center for Accelerated Training facility at Valencia College’s Osceola Campus.   The 14,700 s.f. educational building will consist of classrooms, computer lab, trade lab, and administrative offices. The ...read more
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    Monday, January 01, 2018
    Your Seminole County Chamber of Commerce ended 2017 with a bang, a great month that saw nearly 20 businesses invest in the opportunities available through the chamber.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Brandy & Robert Ortiz, Ortiz CPA & Company Complete Business Solutions, LLCDan Lopez, Legends Realty  Make sure you welcome these businesses to our chamber!Administrators ...read more
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    Thursday, December 28, 2017
    Seminole Co. (December 28, 2017) - On December 27 at approximately 6:36 p.m., Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 6913 Jackman Blvd. in unincorporated Winter Park, in reference to a call from Onstar stating a stolen vehicle was at the address. Upon arrival, deputies located the stolen vehicle backed into the driveway with a male in the driver seat trying to start the vehicle. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 27, 2017
    Firefly & Lilies is a women’s boutique in Longwood, Florida. Monthly “Giveback Program” partnership allows the shop to donate a percentage of sales back to community organizations who help give back to our community. The Sharing Center will be the charity for the month of January. Past recipients from the program have been Loaves and Fishes, The Leukemia Society, Habitat for Humanity, among ...read more
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    Friday, December 22, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (December 22, 2017)—Seminole County Solid Waste Management advises that Hurricane Irma storm debris collection has concluded and normal yard waste collection requirements return for Unincorporated residents subscribing to weekly yard waste collection. Overall, the County collected 870,000 cubic yards of debris over a 13-week period following the storm, while dedicating 46,100 ...read more
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    Thursday, December 21, 2017
    Goodwill Industries participated in what has become a very special event for a very unique population – a commencement ceremony. It was the eighth graduating class to be produced through the Orange County Jail’s Phoenix Construction Program. The construction program, which was first launched in 2016, has since produced 151 graduates. It’s just one of several re-entry programs offered through the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    PRO BOWL WEEK CULMINATES WITH AFC-NFC MATCHUPAT CAMPING WORLD STADIUM IN ORLANDO ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, and will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.​The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    By Barbara E. ThompsonUCF Forum columnist  I often reflect on the wisdom of the well-known quote by poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  I have intense appreciation for this observation. For me, it encapsulates the essence of inclusion – it is all ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    (Sanford, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce that two of our very own students are the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award winners for Florida. They are Elizabeth Handberg from Hagerty High School and Dhruv Dadhania from Lake Mary High School. Elizabeth currently attends the University of Florida while Dhruv now attends Duke University. The State AP Scholar ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    ORLANDO, FL – December 19, 2017 – Attorney Deborah L. La Fleur, shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Orlando law firm office, has obtained her board certification in the area of Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. This certification recognizes her as a lawyer with special knowledge, skill and proficiency in the area of labor and employment law, ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2017) — James A. Lovegren, of counsel at Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP, was recently elected to the OWJ Board of Directors, an affinity group of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He will serve a three-year term.  The OWJ was established in 1972 and awards scholarships to current William & Mary students who work in the food service industry, ...read more
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    Monday, December 18, 2017
    Subaru’s tenth annual Share the Love Event ® will help deliver nutritious meals and compassion to Seminole County’s seniors Sanford, Florida December 1, 2017 – Meals on Wheels, Etc.is proud to announce that it will be participating in the tenth annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    ORLANDO, FL. – (December 15, 2017) – After 45 years of focusing on mental health and substance abuse treatment, The Grove Counseling Center, located in Seminole County, and Central Florida-based IMPOWER, Inc. are merging. This transition serves as a joint strategic move that enhances the unique but complementary services provided by both agencies to families and individuals in need. IMPOWER, ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2017) – With about 7,000 people in attendance, Seminole State College of Florida held one of its largest graduation ceremonies ever, during the Fall 2017 Commencement on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena.   The College awarded more than 3,500 degrees and certificates collegewide, including more than 1,500 in the Summer Term and more than ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (December 14, 2017) – Orlando North, Seminole County Sports Tourism and Perfect Game are pleased to announce that Seminole County has been selected to host three Perfect Game Super25 National Youth Baseball Championships. The 9-and-under and 12-and-under championships will take place June 25-29, 2018, the 13-and-under and 15-and-under championships on July 6-10, 2018 and ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Seminole Co. (December 14 2018) - The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in conjunction with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), today announced the arrest of nine individuals involved in a drug trafficking organization.Agents with the City County Investigative Bureau (CCIB) began investigating in July 2017 and conducted a series of ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    Pro Football Hall of Famers DERRICK BROOKS, WARRICK DUNN, JASON TAYLOR, and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, the NFL announced today. The Pro Bowl will once again feature a match-up between the AFC and NFC, with each conference led by two Legends Captains – one offensive and one defensive.Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn ...read more
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    Friday, December 15, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed Amy Lockhart to the Seminole State College of Florida District Board of Trustees. Lockhart, 42, of Sanford, was appointed to the Board of Trustees in March 2014. She was elected to the Seminole County School Board in November 2012 and has served as board chair since 2016. Lockhart serves on the Seminole County Value Adjustment ...read more
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    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Sanford, Florida - The Central Florida Zoological Society is pleased to announce that Mr. Dino Ferri has accepted the position of CEO of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Mr. Ferri moves into this position after serving as Zoo Director since May 2016. "With over 20 years of zoo management experience, the Central Florida Zoo has benefited greatly from Mr. Dino Ferri's expertise." says ...read more
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    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Lake Mary, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – On a chilly Saturday morning, volunteers from CFE Federal Credit Union and Seminole State College of Florida joined forces at Feeding Children Everywhere in Longwood. With more than 50 volunteers on hand, the team packaged 10,080 jambalaya casserole meals for. These meals will be donated to Seminole County Hurricane Relief, serving those families who relocated ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    First broadcast is Saturday, Dec. 23 vs. Norfolk Admirals ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the team has reached an agreement with Fox Television Stations to air three Solar Bears games on WRBW My65 Orlando during the 2017-18 season. Broadcast coverage will begin Saturday, Dec. 23, when the Solar Bears host the Norfolk Admirals at the ARS.comRink at Amway Center at 7 ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    Tuesday December 19, 2017, Fausnight Stripe and Line, Inc. will begin repainting surface markings on trail sections managed by Seminole County Leisure Services Department.  The upgrade will start on Kewanee Trail, located in Fern Park and is expected to take one and a half days to complete. The remainder of this week will be spent improving the Seminole Wekiva Trail. From Markham/ Longwood Rd. on ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    By Lisa Roney UCF Forum columnist What do professors do all day? It’s a question that many people ask under their breath frequently, but that seldom gets answered directly. As a child of a professor who then became one myself, I’ve been trying to answer this question most of my life. Once, when I was about 8, a neighbor kid put it bluntly: “My mom saw your dad going to the mailbox in shorts ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    For Immediate Release                 December 13, 2017            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  Roger B. Kennedy Construction collected a truckload of toys for the 2017 U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots Program  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Eustis, Florida:   Speaking from the heart seems to be Leesburg resident Claudia Jean Virga’s default setting.  The award-winning speaker and dynamic trainer brings her unique storytelling and teaching skills to the role of curator of TEDxEustis, which takes over the State Theatre in Eustis on January 5th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.“Claudia is passionate about engaging audiences,” says ...read more
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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    You hesitate to talk with your aging loved ones about their care needs and future plans, but they are showing signs of needing more help. Mom keeps forgetting to take her medications. Dad balks at bathing and is unsteady on his feet. How much longer can they live safely on their own? How do you and the rest of the family start a positive dialogue with your parents about home ...read more
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    Monday, December 11, 2017
    As a part of UCF's commitment to conducting a comprehensive, transparent and inclusive presidential search, the UCF Presidential Search Committee has created an online survey to elicit your feedback.Please let us know your thoughts on what challenges UCF needs to address in the future, what qualities the next president should have and why someone should want to be UCF's next president. You can ...read more
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    Friday, December 08, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (Dec. 8, 2017), The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to assist recovery efforts after a plane crashed into Lake Harney late Friday morning.At approximately 11:19 a.m., SCSO responded to witness reports of an aircraft flying low before crashing into the water. Members of the Seminole and Volusia County Sheriff Offices along with FWC responded to the scene for search and ...read more
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    Friday, December 08, 2017
    Seminole Co. (Dec. 8, 2017) – The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) today announced the start of Operation Save Christmas –a holiday safety operation designed to stop retail theft and economic crime, and prevent burglaries.   The operations will take place over the next month with an increased focus on preventing and intercepting crime in commercial and residential areas across the county.In ...read more
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    Friday, December 08, 2017
    Wild Winter Wonders Eco Camp is coming soon! You’ll have fun while learning about the natural world! If your child enjoys being outdoors, this is the camp for him or her. Our week long day camps offer hands- on creative programming including hiking, nature crafts, hands-on experience with plants and animals, projects, experiments, arts & crafts, plus lots of fun and games! Have fun getting to ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Sanford Middle School Magnet Assistant Principal Eric Basilo has been recognized as the 2018 Florida Assistant Principal of the Year.   During his tenure at Rock Lake Middle School, Basilo aggressively worked to elevate the number of minorities in advanced and gifted courses in his school by opening the courses up to all students. The school saw 84 percent of those students ...read more
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    Thursday, December 07, 2017
    Chief Executive Officer of Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Chair of the Seminole State College Board of Trustees, Wendy Brandon, will be the keynote speaker.  SANFORD, Fla. (Dec.7, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida will award more than 3,500 degrees and certificates this fall, including a record number of baccalaureate degrees, according to the College's Department of Enrollment ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller Company has signed a lease with Simo’s Furniture, https://www.facebook.com/Simos-Furniture-598253403602240/, for their last vacancy at 704 W. State Road 436 in Altamonte Springs. Simo’s sells the finest imported and local furniture pieces to the public at wholesale prices. Other current Tenants are Orkin Pest Control, Wall to Wall Flooring, Martial Arts Center ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    By Fernando I. Rivera UCF Forum columnist  When I was growing up in Puerto Rico, the term Latino did not make much sense to me. Back then, I was me, a kid from Barceloneta (in northern Puerto Rico) who went to Catholic school and loved to play baseball.Outside of a few childhood trips to Disney World, I had never spent significant time away from the island. It was not until my years as an ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    As we turn to the new year, it’s been a fantastic time to join the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 companies invested in the chamber in 2017, and are seeing results from that investment  In November, the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce had 10 new businesses join the chamber.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Pam Czopp, Lake Mary LifeChanni Sodhi, ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    Sanford, FL – December 5, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected to construct a new 2.4 millions of gallons per day (MGD) wastewater treatment plant for St. John’s County. The Player’s Club Water Reclamation Facility will include headworks, biological nutrient removal (BNR) tanks, clarifiers, filters, a UV ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The honor, given by i4 Business magazine, recognizes business leaders who are shaping the landscape of Central Florida.SANFORD, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee is among the honorees for 2017 Business Leader of the Year presented byi4 Business magazine Nov. 30. Each year, the publishers and contributors of i4 Business, along with community ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    Sanford, FL – November 20, 2017 - “Today Osceola County is upping its game with a $10.7 million investment to improve Austin-Tindall Sports Complex,” said Osceola County Commissioner and Vice Chairman Fred Hawkins, Jr. as he addressed the crowd at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony on November 16.   Originally constructed in 1993, the 115-acre sports park serves as a venue for various ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    The incredible opportunity also includes airfare to Orlando, park passes and a fairytale breakfast.   ORLANDO, Fla. December 4, 2017 — Thanks to the generosity of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida Hospital for Children is offering the public an incredible opportunity to win a one-night stay at the iconic Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort while ...read more
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    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Cybersecurity firm starts with four new positions with plans to expand Orlando, Fla. (December 4, 2017) –ThreatAdvice (threatadvice.com), a Birmingham, Ala.-based provider of cybersecurity education and assessments, is expanding with a second location in Orlando, Fla. The expansion is part of the UCF Business Incubation Program’s Soft Landing program, which helps successful companies expand into ...read more
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    Friday, December 01, 2017
    December 1, 2017           Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction) Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for The Lofts at South Lake, a $16 million project in Clermont ORLANDO, Fla. – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for The Lofts at South Lake, a ...read more
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    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Florida – November 29, 2017 - Fitness Xperts of Altamonte Springs continues to evolve and bring the best gym experience to their Members and Trainers.  New Membership packages for 2018 feature 24/7/365 gym access with challenging group fitness classes that guarantee results and are backed by the best personal trainers in Orlando.  Since nutrition is the most important aspect ...read more
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    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    ORLANDO, Dec. 4, 2017 -- If the national championship were decided by football student-athletes’ graduation rates, the University of Central Florida would be the winner among the 12 teams competing in New Year’s Six bowl games.  UCF’s 92 percent Graduation Success Rate for football student-athletes tops Miami’s 88 percent and Clemson’s 85 percent.  UCF also leads the 12 teams in graduation rates ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    By Christal PetersonUCF Forum columnist“You’ve got to stay in your lane.”Close eyes.“Focus on what you have to do and not on what everyone else is doing.”Take deep breath.“You’ve got to have tunnel vision, if you want to be great.”Exhale.“Now. Down, set…and pop!”After my UCF track career, these are some of the reminders I still focus on from time to time since hanging up my spikes to pursue a ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    In last night's SCPS School Board Meeting, the School Board elected Amy Lockhart as School Board Chairman for 2017-2018 and Dr. Tina Calderone as School Board Vice-Chairman for 2017-2018.
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (November 27, 2017)—Seminole County Solid Waste Management advises that Hurricane Irma storm debris collection is nearly complete and normal yard waste collection requirements return for Unincorporated residents subscribing to weekly yard waste collection. Regular yard waste must be bagged, containerized, or tied in bundles, weighing less than 50 pounds each, not exceeding 4 ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2017) – Enrollment is now open for Seminole State College of Florida’s Introduction to Business class taught in Spanish, to be held during Spring Term 2018, commencing Jan. 8 through April 30. This is only the second time the College has offered the bilingual class; materials and exams are provided in English, with lectures given in Spanish. Introduction to Business is ...read more
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    Monday, November 27, 2017
    Sanford, FL, November 2017 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is expecting record passenger traffic and record parking levels this upcoming holiday season as more and more locals are taking advantage of the growing list of destinations available from SFB. Allegiant offers nonstop service to over 70 markets while Interjet, TUI and ViaAir offer flights to Mexico City, Amsterdam and ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    By Kim NassoiyUCF Forum columnistI work in a field where play reigns supreme. I’m an early childhood educator.I have studied the research and know how children learn best. Yet, I watch curriculums and policies being written that stifle the learning of our youngest citizens in preschool. They are being asked to learn things beyond their capabilities. Teachers are being asked to teach things that ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    TAMPA, FL – November, 2017 –  Construction, banking and cyber security attorney Andrew J. Mayts, Jr., shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office, has been appointed to serve on The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Andy will begin serving a three year term on the board effective immediately.   The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation supports and promotes projects and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Sanford, Florida - The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is extremely excited to announce the re-opening of the Florida Black Bear Habitat and Bear Awareness Exhibit. This comes after more than two months of closure following Hurricane Irma. Central Florida Zoo will host a Grand RE-Opening event on December 2, 2017 to celebrate the occasion with activities, special keeper talks, and ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Because some older adults may be widowed, socially isolated or dealing with restrictive health issues, they may miss out on regular human touch, such as a warm hug, rocking a grandchild to sleep, or walking hand in hand with a loved one.   Geriatric massage, however, offers a way for these seniors to experience human touch. A specialized type of massage therapy, geriatric massage is ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    More than a dozen clients and graduates to be on display at the industry’s largest convention  Orlando, Fla. (November 20, 2017) – Next week, more than 15,000 individuals from around the world will be coming to Orlando for I/ITSEC, the largest industry gathering for the modeling, simulation and training industry.As one of Central Florida’s primary resources for developing businesses in this ...read more
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    Monday, November 20, 2017
    From robotics teams to a traveling science show, FPL is moving Florida forward by investing in education    Florida Power & Light Company is committed to enriching Florida students’ experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.  “At FPL, we’re working together with the communities we serve to help make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family,” said ...read more
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    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Joint Statement between the School Board of Seminole County and the Seminole Education Association, Inc. (SEA), Seminole Educational Clerical Association, Inc. (SECA), the Seminole County School Bus Drivers’ Association (SCSBDA), Inc., and the Non-Instructional Personnel of Seminole County Board of Public Instruction Association, Inc. (NIPSCO) Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent and Curt Rock, ...read more
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    Friday, November 17, 2017
    ORLANDO, FL – At Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, one of our core values is to encourage a community-minded spirit and promote giveback where we live and work.  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with 9 Family Connection, the community outreach arm of WFTV-Channel 9.  As part of Cox Media Group, WFTV 9 Family Connection is dedicated to sharing on-air and online resources with ...read more
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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (November 16, 2017)- Effective today, November 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., boating restrictions along the St. Johns River will be lifted.  All river gauges are now below flood stages and forecasts indicate a steady, but slow, drop in water levels.  Seminole County Sheriff's Office Special Operations did an assessment of the river on November 15 to verify safe passage.  While ...read more
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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Sanford, FL, November 16, 2017 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Allegiant announce the start today of scheduled, nonstop, low-fare service between Orlando Sanford and both General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Wisconsin and  Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York. Tomorrow begins service to/from Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Virginia. These ...read more
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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Winter Park, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – The past few months have been extremely successful for the attorneys at Vose Law Firm. Since April, the firm has doubled the number of Florida cities it represents as city attorney, adding three new cities to its list of local government clients. In April, the firm was selected to represent Dade City. In July, Cocoa Beach selected the firm. Finally, in ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Sanford, FL – On November 10, 2017, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the traditional topping out of Seminole County Public Schools’ (SCPS) new Millennium Middle School being built adjacent to SCPS’ Midway Elementary School off S.R. 46 in Midway.   More than 350 subcontractors, team members, members of the SCPS Board, and Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin were in attendance to ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, FL (November 15, 2017) – Small Group Team Building has launched a new affordable service providing team building and team bonding programs aimed at groups of 6-40 people. These professionally facilitated programs help workmates break down barriers, avoid conflicts, enhance communication and build strong teams.   We use play-based activities that offer unique challenges ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    ORLANDO, Nov. 15, 2017 – For the sixth consecutive year, a computer programming team from UCF has advanced to compete in the top collegiate programming contest in the world, to be held next April in China.Computer science majors Timothy Buzzelli, Eric Ly and Alex Coleman won the southeast regional championship last weekend at the Association of Computing Machinery's International Collegiate ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Sanford, FL – November 6, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as the design-builder for improvements to Brevard County Schools’ Cocoa High School. The $10 million project consists of a campus-wide facility renewal, a 12-classroom building addition, and renovations to an existing building. The project will infuse ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Daytona Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2017) –The Volusia County Business Incubator Powered by UCF Business Incubation Program will host a client showcase from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in its facility at Daytona Beach International Airport, 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach.  The free showcase will introduce nearly two dozen early-stage companies and include the presentation of the Entrepreneur ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Feedspot recognizes Fisher Phillips for contributing to workplace health and safety ORLANDO (November 14, 2017) – The Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law blog has been named as one of the best on the internet, according to Feedspot’s “Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs” ranking. Of the thousands of health and safety blogs reviewed, Fisher Philips was ranked 18th by Feedspot’s group of ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    New Clients and Service Expansion Spur Addition to Leadership Team   SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2017) -- Next Horizon Networking & Technology is proud to announce Davia Moss has joined the company as Vice President of Operations and Client Services. Moss, a Seminole County native, brings more than 20 years of professional experience the new position.   As Vice President of Operations ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Abacus Accounting, LLC is proud to announce that we are a drop site for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.   As a veteran owned business, we are always looking for ways to give back to the community and this is a great one to support.  www.toysfortots.org 
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Seminole Co. (November 14, 2017) Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect accused of firing dozens of rounds along a local roadway, striking multiple cars and forcing closure of the road.  No one was injured.Just before 11 a.m. Monday, witnesses reported shots coming from a vehicle parked at the intersection of Oklahoma Street and County Road 426. Five vehicles nearby were struck. A ...read more
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    Friday, November 10, 2017
    – Replacement drug Xtampza ER is FDA approved and created specifically to prevent misuse –  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nov. 8, 2017 – Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, today announced it will no longer cover OxyContin in its commercial lines of business* starting Jan. 1, 2018.  As a replacement, Xtampza ER will be covered as the preferred long-acting oxycodone product. Xtampza ER is ...read more
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    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    ORLANDO, Nov. 9, 2017 – On the fifth anniversary of UCF’s campaign to become a smoke-free campus, the university’s smoke-free committee says positive strides have been made toward the goal – but there’s still work to do to encourage more faculty, staff and students to quit the habit.Because every semester there are new people on campus, there needs to be constant emphasis not only on the policy ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    By Joan McCain For three decades I earned a living in a creative profession. After college I worked for ad agencies and public relations firms writing promotional material—pithy one-liners, spiffy radio commercials, charming TV spots, moving corporate videos that appealed in Aristotle fashion to ethos, pathos and logos. Today, I teach others how to prepare for this kind of career. To my ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    Orlando, FL – Almost daily you hear stories about a company’s computer system being taken over by ransomware, computer viruses, or other IT issues. Businesses hope they never have to deal with these devastating situations, but without preventative measures and continual monitoring, it’s bound to happen. Intersection Technology Solutions (ITS), a Seminole County information technology support ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    Join us on November 16, 2017 for YAPPY HOUR at the Higgins House 420 S. Oak Avenue Sanford Florida 32771 5pm-8pm.Admission is $5.00.  There will be refreshments and Fabulous Raffles and Silent Auction items.   The proceeds will benefits the animals and the shelter with was damaged during Hurricane Irma.  Pet Rescue By Judy is a 501c NO KILL SHELTER that receives no government ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    TALLAHASSEE, FL – November 03, 2017 – Attorney Timothy M. Cerio, of counsel in GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee law firm office, has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the State University System Board of Governors. Cerio’s term runs from October 27, 2017 to January 6, 2024. Cerio succeeds Richard A. Beard III.   The Board of Governors oversees the operation and management of ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Emery H. Rosenbluth Jr. recently received an inaugural Pro Bono Merit Award from the Ninth Judicial Circuit in honor of his commitment to the community. Honorees were nominated by local pro bono organizations for the award.  Rosenbluth joined Broad and Cassel two years ago, bringing with him nearly five decades ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    (ORLANDO, Florida) – A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children found that 90 percent of Americans think parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment of a life-threatening injury or condition. It’s a policy that the hospital has had in place for years, but experts say this is still not the norm among pediatric trauma centers.     “It’s a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Every 42 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Each minute, another person in the country dies from a heart disease-related condition. For both men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing 25 percent of all people.   Most people are not aware how easy it can be to protect heart health.  One needs to make small lifestyle changes to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla.(Nov. 7, 2017) – Seminole State College's Board of Trustees has hired AGB Search to assist with the search for the third president. As Seminole State begins the search for its next president, members of the College community, partners and the community at large are welcome to follow the process. The calendar is an estimated timeline for the president search. The timeline will be ...read more
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    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Steven Lommerse, Seminole County 4-H member from the “Teens in Action 4-H Club” is serving as the Florida 4-H State Council President. During 4-H University at the University of Florida, Steven was elected by his peers to serve as the 2017-2018 Florida 4-H State Council President. Steven’s reason for wanting to commit his senior year to the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, “Over half of my ...read more
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    Monday, November 06, 2017
    The College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts will present “The House of Bernarda Alba” Nov. 10-19. SANFORD, Fla.(Nov. 6, 2017) – The Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Seminole State College of Florida continues its 2017-18 cultural arts season with a theater production of “The House of Bernarda Alba,” offered in English and for the first time ever, entirely in Spanish. The play is ...read more
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    Friday, November 03, 2017
    Life Line Screening will be performing a day of preventive health screenings at J. Douglas Williams YMCA on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  This collaboration helps bring important health tests to our community at an affordable price.   The tests look for signs of disease that can lead to stroke, heart attack or bone fracture.  Life Line Screening scans for potential health problems related to: ...read more
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    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    Enrollment now open for MBA in Luxury Brand Management Program at Seminole State  SANFORD, Fla. (November 2, 2017) – Registration is now open for an internationally recognized MBA program available at Seminole State. Through the College’s partnership with IPAG Business School in France, students can earn an MBA in Luxury Brand Management from one of the world’s leading business schools ...read more
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    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    The grant, in partnership with Victim Service Center of Central Florida, supports bystander education and training for students.Heathrow, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2017) – The Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida has received a $25,000 grant in partnership with the Victim Service Center (VSC) of Central Florida. The grant, provided by the Westgate Resorts Foundation, is funding the endeavor ...read more
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    Thursday, November 02, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced it has been named among the 2018 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The annual rankings recognize the top law firms in the country for professional excellence.  Ranked firms are presented in tiers and listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Broad and Cassel saw seven national and numerous ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida’s online Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems Technology have been recognized as two of the top programs nationally. The programs are ranked in the Top 20 and Top 25 respectively among such programs at colleges and universities.Online Associate in Science degree in Business ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    It’s scary how good October was for the growth of the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. A dozen new businesses joined the chamber, including a new trustee member, Allegiant!  Thank you to the following members for your referrals as well:Gene McCulley (2), StackFrameDan Lopez, Legends RealtyPeggy O’Connell, Lake Mary Life  Make sure you welcome these businesses to our chamber!Abacus ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    Duke Energy is hosting an event for our members.   Hope you are able to attend.    We are proud to be a Trustee member of the chamber and would like to extend the invitation for you to join a business forum to hear from our business community partners.  We look forward to the opportunity to learn about what’s important to your business and what you need from your energy company.    We are ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    By Jim Clark UCF Forum columnistWithin just a few days after recent Hurricane Irma, the emails began arriving: A student in Key West would miss my history class because her family home had been destroyed and she was helping them relocate. Another student needed to drive to Atlanta to pick up her grandmother who fled from South Florida to avoid the approaching storm.When Hurricane Maria struck ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Lake Mary, Fla (October 31, 2017) – Once again, Hylant’s Andria Herr will take the stage to raise money for children who have suffered from abuse, neglect or abandonment. She needs your help. Herr will be competing on November 11 in the first ever all-star edition of Dance, Dream & Inspire, an annual fundraiser for Community Based Care of Central Florida. When she participated in 2014, she came ...read more
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    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Longwood, FL - éClat Law LLP is proud to announce that Christina Alvarez, Esq. has joined the firm as Partner and Head of the firm's Family Services practice. Ms. Alvarez's Family Services practice includes work in the areas of Dissolution of Marriage, Custody and Visitation, Paternity, Probate, and Guardianship.  éClat Law is very excited to have Ms. Alvarez join our team. As we continue to ...read more
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    Monday, October 30, 2017
    ORLANDO, Oct. 30, 2017 – More than 2.8 million older Americans visit emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each year, but UCF Assistant Professor Helen Huang hopes those numbers can be reduced with the help of a new $1.5 million research grant she received to find new approaches for predicting fall risk and creating balance-training programs.Huang secured the National Institutes of Health R01 ...read more
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    Monday, October 30, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (October 30, 2017)-- Seminole County’s Veterans Services Division, along with partners, held the sixth annual Veterans Stand Down event at the Florida Department of Health-Seminole on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Throughout the day, 60 homeless or near-homeless veterans were provided services including: health and dental care, mental health evaluations, legal advice, ...read more
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    Friday, October 27, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL – October 27, 2017- Seminole County announces the return of regular rates at the County’s Landfill and Transfer Station, which will resume on Monday, November 13. Currently, a flat rate of $4/trailer or truck load is in effect at the Landfill and Transfer Station, which was implemented after Hurricane Irma. The regular rate of $33.17/ton will be reinstated on November ...read more
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    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Daylight Saving Time Ends and Seminole County Government returns to Eastern Standard Time Water Restrictions on November 5, 2017.  Residential customers with odd street addresses may irrigate on Saturdays.Residential customers with even street addresses may irrigate on Sundays.Non-residential customers may irrigate on Fridays.Reclaimed water customers may irrigate two (2) times per week year ...read more
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    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Sanford, FL – October 27, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors recently received the prestigious Eagle Award bestowed by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards program on three projects: Innovation Middle School and Windermere High School for Orange County Public Schools ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    (Sanford, Fla.) October 23, 2017 – Since 1996, The Foundation has kept the arts alive in Seminole County Public Schools with the annual event Arts Alive in Seminole! Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital has signed on as presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. “Arts Alive in Seminole is unlike any other gala in the community,” stated Karen Frenier, president of Orlando Health South ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Fitness Xperts of Altamonte Springs is excited to announce new fitness programs happening now!  In addition to their already- established daily fitness programs, Fitness Xperts has created 4 new power-packed programs.  You don’t have to be a member at their gym to take advantage of these popular classes.  For changes to the schedule, please visit the Fitness Xperts website, at ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Be Our Guest! Wellness 101 - Get Your Life Back!!My passion to help others heal their minds and bodies has shown me we (including me) know very little about natural ways to stay healthy. BUT Not anymore! Attend this Wellness 101 & listen to Missi Mitchell, with over 10 years experience training and educating on various ways to heal through natural methods. ~What we don’t know about nutrition could ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Open House at The Retreat! We have worked so hard to grow and create a group of people that can truly aid in supporting your healing journey! We are so excited to be teaming up! Talk with our talented practitioners with essential oil give away, chair massage, acupuncture, and stimulating conversation over refreshments and hors'doeurves!The Retreat is a safe healing experience for Marriage & ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. - [Oct. 24, 2017] — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of two new attorneys to the Orlando office: Marissa Johnson and Cassie Coolidge.  Johnson joins the Construction Law and Litigation Practice Group as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Carlos E. Mendoza in the United States District Court, Middle ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    ORLANDO, Oct. 24, 2017 -- University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt announced today that he will retire, concluding a remarkable 25-year tenure that has seen UCF become one of America’s greatest higher education success stories and one of the state’s most valuable and innovative partners.  His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018.  “I’ve never felt better about the future of ...read more
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    Monday, October 23, 2017
    ORLANDO, October 23, 2017 – Collaborations of the digital and humanities worlds will be presented at an international gathering Nov. 3-4at the University of Central Florida to look at new ways of teaching and research in an age when many say the printed word is no longer the main medium for education and its distribution.The conference for the annual Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology ...read more
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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida presented this year’s Community Pathfinder Award to Seminole County Commissioner Brenda Carey during the College’s Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Oct. 16.   The Community Pathfinder Award recognizes those who strive to make a difference at Seminole State and in the community.   A longtime College supporter, Carey, received ...read more
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    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    By Barbara E. ThompsonUCF Forum columnistThroughout my lifetime, I have been a seeker of purpose and meaning.I was a questioning child, always asking my parents and teachers: “Why?”My fourth grade teacher once shared with my mom that every answer she provided was immediately followed by yet another question.I have come to believe this is part of my very nature, my person, as the questions continue ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    MultiCARE Physicians Direct Primary Care (DPC) will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 11AM to 3PM, in Downtown Lake Mary, next to Lake Mary Elementary School. This Health and Wellness Extravaganza will feature local health and wellness vendors and it will be open to the residents of Lake Mary and its surrounding communities.  Admission is free. The event will include ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, FL-– October 17, 2017- The European Union (EU) has invited 12 water policy leaders from across the United States to participate in a Water Management Summit this October. Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine is the only Floridian and elected official invited to the summit. The summit will explore EU policy, EU-US technology and showcase the innovative water management ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is thrilled to be hosting the second annual dinner and auction at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport. The venue is elaborately decorated and ready to host the best party in Central Florida!Raise the Roof is a distinctly unique and casual dinner event that celebrates our mission to build strength, stability and self-reliance through ...read more
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    Monday, October 16, 2017
    The funding will meet critical needs for up to 1,000 military family members affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season  SAN ANTONIO, October 16, 2017 – The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season.  The funding will support the financial ...read more
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    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Longwood, Fla. (October 16, 2017) — For many years, the Seminole County Tax Collector’s office in west Seminole County has needed to be replaced.Less than a year into his term, Joel Greenberg has made it a reality.Scrapping the ill-advised plan to construct a new building, Greenberg will open a new location in west Seminole County in leased space on Monday, October 23, 2017. “The former office was ...read more
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    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (October 12, 2017) – After a national search, Jeffery Gibbs has been named dean of the Oviedo Campus at Seminole State College of Florida. As dean, Gibbs will be responsible for leading all initiatives related to the operations of the Oviedo campus, including academic programming, student services and facilities. Since joining Seminole State in August 2017, Gibbs has already been ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    By Lisa RoneyUCF Forum columnistSometimes a particular season takes on a character of its own. Often we don’t notice until years or decades later that phenomena such as Freedom Summer (1964) and the Summer of Love (1967)—though they also may be traced to identifiable human causes—seemed simply to emerge out of the air.Today, I write after a horrible few weeks of destruction and death that has ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    On December 6th, from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Bahama Breeze, we will be hosting The CIO Exchange.  This invitation only event will give you the opportunity to share and learn from others about cloud strategy, best practices, common pitfalls to avoid and much more!   Please join us for a casual get together where you will have the opportunity to meet with other high-level CIO's. Our goal is to foster ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Two community developers will use funds to create affordable housing for hundreds of residents   Orlando, Fl., Oct. 5, 2017 – JPMorgan Chase announced today that it has awarded a total of $5 million to the Florida Community Loan Fund and New Jersey Community Capital to increase affordable housing in Central Florida.   The three-year investment will allow both organizations to develop ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Superior Smiles in Dentistry Today  Mark A. Falco DMD, MS & Danielle Gomez CRDH announcing a thirty-minute program at your location for any Central Florida community Business or Health Service organization.  Oral health impacts overall health.  Understanding good oral hygiene can keep your employees healthier and more productive. The program features Oral Health wellness and prevention ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Copacabana Cuban Cafe offers a unique dining experience combining exquisite traditional Cuban dishes and specialty drinks in a fun, entertaining, service oriented atmosphere. We introduced authentic Cuban food to Lake County, FL over 8 years ago and continue to serve our community as a family owned & operated business. We’re proud to be the three time winner of “Best Ethnic Restaurant” in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Associated Builders and Contractors recognizes best in construction ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2017) — Window Interiors, a leading specialty subcontractor, has been recognized yet again by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors for its outstanding work. Each year, ABC Central Florida awards excellent projects by its members with an Eagle Award. ...read more
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    Monday, October 09, 2017
    “Our magazine company is dedicated to helping young people like me turn our lives around and stay off the streets. Your $75 subscription will help me support my two young babies.”   “Hi, Grandma. Hey, Grandpa. I’m in trouble, but please don’t tell anyone. Please. The cops arrested me and I didn’t do anything. I need $1,000 to post bail. I need you to send me money.”   So goes the ...read more
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    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Winter Springs, FL. – The Arbor School of Central Florida is honored to have been selected as one of six local nonprofits to be recognized by this year’s Concours Live Event being held on Nov. 18th at the Orlando Sanford International Airport. Each nonprofit will receive a portion of their referred ticket sales and each nonprofit will attend the event to help share their cause with the show ...read more
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    Monday, October 09, 2017
    Seminole Science Charter School is contributing to our community by beautifying Ronald Reagan Boulevard!  Honor Society students and parents rolled up their sleeves on Saturday morning and cleaned up trash along our one-mile stretch of road as part of the Seminole County Adopt-a-Road project. Be sure to look for our signs the next time you are traveling along Ronald Reagan Blvd; our section is ...read more
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    Friday, October 06, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (October 6, 2017)—Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The DRC is tentatively scheduled to open Thursday, October 12.  SERVICES OFFERED: • FEMA Assistance • Operation Blue Roof (US Army Corps of ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    November 4th to 5th@ Lake Mills Park1301 Tropical AvenueOviedo, FLLearn to camp in a fun, family-oriented event.  Great Camping Activities:  Tent Pitching Assistance, Fire Safety, Cast Iron Cooking, Star Gazing, Nature Program, Cook S'mores over a Campfire, and much more!  Dinner, Smores and Breakfast will be provided.Families must have a child under 12 to participate.Call 407-665-2190 for more ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    We will be hosting our 3rd annual Masks & Martinis Ball on October 20th, at beautiful Heathrow Country Club.  The price of a ticket includes a delicious meal, fantastic entertainment and both a silent and live auction.  This year, we are excited to announce that Amy Alysa and Soul Operation are back as our entertainment, (check them out on NSB's The Garlic's website or FB)!  Also, Ladybird Academy ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    By Christal Peterson UCF Forum columnist It all started with a hammer. Actually, it all started with THE hammer. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans leaving nothing but endless flooding, destroyed homes, lost lives and displaced families throughout the United States. A year later, 10 graduate students from UCF’s DeVos Sports Business Management program, director Richard ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    It’s time to welcome September’s new members of the Seminole County Regional Chamber. Last month, 13 new members invested their dollars in a membership in the chamber. Reach out to them today and introduce yourself.  We’re very appreciative of the following members for referring new members this month: Pam Czopp (2), Elvis Campos, Shane Lillibridge and Jennifer Wagner.  Thank you to these ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – A night of opera music, an art gallery exhibit featuring “Spacescape” imagery from the Hubble Telescope, and a theater production of “The House of Bernarda Alba,” a play featuring a performance entirely in Spanish, are among the highlights of the 2017-18 cultural arts season presented by Seminole State College of Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    ORLANDO, Oct. 2 – Shannon Lindsey, new director of the UCF Art Gallery, views the university venue as a place to experiment – where process, content and form come together to educate and inspire viewers from all backgrounds.With this goal in mind, she plans to strive for interaction and collaboration between different areas of study at the university and community institutions to partner in ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced it has received recognition as a 2017 Leading Real Estate Law Firm by Multi-Housing News. The firm was listed among the top 20 firms and is considered to have one of the most powerful real estate law practices in the nation.  Specifically, Broad and Cassel was noted for its representation of a global private ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    Longwood, FL,  Looking for a creative idea for a girls night out, or want to make a custom sign to show off your family monogram?   Think you don’t have the patience or talent to personally make that unique sign you’ve seen on Pinterest?  Well think again.  This and That Studio in Longwood offers individuals, couples, groups, and businesses an opportunity to take the idea you have and turn it ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    What: “The Fine Art of Employment Law: From Compliance to the Courtroom” Fisher Phillips, a nationally regarded labor and employment law firm, will present an interactive seminar that will educate attendees on how to avoid the mistakes employers make that expose them to liability.   Who: This day-long summit will be hosted by attorneys from Fisher Phillips. This event is targeted at anyone ...read more
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    Monday, October 02, 2017
    OCTOBER IS ADOPT A SHELTER PET MONTH CAT ADOPTIONS ARE ALL $10 AND DOG ADOPTIONS ARE $20 FOR ALL OF OCTOBER! We’re so excited to be joining the @ASPCA’s #FindYourFido campaign for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! Please visit Seminole County Animal Services and join us in finding homes for all the “Fido’s & Felines” near you. All Dog adoptions are only $20 and all Cat adoptions are $10. People from ...read more
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    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Bank Also Provides Storm-Related Reimbursements to Employees  ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Acting on its commitment to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Irma, Axiom Bank N.A. today announced that it has donated a total of $25,000 to three food banks and the state’s official disaster relief fund.  The four recipients are Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, based in Orlando; Feeding ...read more
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    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)   Roger B. Kennedy Construction named among OBJ’s Golden 100 for the 10th year   ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2017) -- For the 10th year, Roger B. Kennedy Construction was named among Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Golden 100 top privately-held ...read more
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    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    (Sanford, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is excited to announce that it has received a $15 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Grant. The award will be paid out over five years with the district receiving approximately $6.2 million in year one. These funds will allow SCPS to implement ePathways for Elementary Schools: Small Steps to Big Careers, a project that establishes ...read more
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    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida’s 2017-18 Speaker Series will include two nationally known presenters and best-selling authors, Naomi Wolf and Michael Kimmel. The series kicks off in October at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.  Naomi Wolf, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Concert Hall (building G)   The College will host feminist and best-selling author Naomi Wolf on ...read more
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    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    The company initially donated $250,000 to Florida Disaster Fund; additional $750,000 invested in United Way agencies, local community agencies and Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund.Funds will help assist communities during recovery activities. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – To assist its communities, customers and neighbors devastated by Hurricane Irma, Duke Energy today increased its contribution to ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    By Fernando Rivera UCF Forum columnist I am a disaster researcher. I study the social processes by which communities work in building resilience to emergency events, particularly natural disasters. But earlier this month when the possibility of Hurricane Irma striking Central Florida was becoming real, I also became part of the unfolding event. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (September 27, 2017)-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management will open an Operation Blue Roof service center inside the Seminole County Central Branch Library, located at 215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 28. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., seven days per ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    ANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2017) – To assist college students relocating to Central Florida from areas hardest hit by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Seminole State College of Florida will waive out-of-state tuition. Under this plan, students from Houston, Texas; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by these storms but wish to continue their education at Seminole State ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Seminole Co.- (September 26, 2017) – Seminole County deputies are releasing a photo of a possible suspect vehicle connected to a string of tire and rim thefts and attempted thefts on the east side of the county.The investigation began on September 17, when deputies were called to investigate the theft of tires and rims at the Hunter’s Reserve Apartment complex located on S.R. 434 near McCulloch ...read more
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    Monday, September 25, 2017
    The UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County will be offering a six week course to those interested in becoming Master Gardeners starting in January. The deadline for applications is October 30th, 2017 and interviews for prospective Master Gardeners will take place the second week of November. Master Gardeners are volunteers who have received roughly 70 hours of training and in their first year give ...read more
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    Monday, September 25, 2017
    Sanford, FL, September 25, 2017 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) announced today in conjunction with one of its airlines, Interjet, to support relief efforts following the recent earthquakes in Mexico. The Airport is accepting donations of canned food, clothing and toiletries thru this Friday, September 29. If you wish to donate please bring items to the collection location inside ...read more
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    Monday, September 25, 2017
    During the event, Central Florida Regional Hospital was presented with the Foundation Board of Directors' top honor, the Corporate Champion Award.HEATHROW, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2017) – The Foundation for Seminole State College celebrated $1.87 million in scholarships and program support for the College and its students – including nearly $800,000 in scholarships awarded directly to students – during ...read more
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    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Orlando to host Central Florida K-12 students on Thursday, Nov. 9 withspecial 10:30 a.m. start against Greenville ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will host their second-ever School Day Game on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. All Central Florida K-12 schools are invited to spend the morning with Orlando’s professional ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently assisting Seminole County businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma with both state and federal disaster loan programs.Programs include:Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program allows eligible small businesses with two to 100 employees to apply for short-term, ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures teamed up with CHEP, A Brambles Company, at their 2017 Connect Live conference in Orlando, FL. The team produced videos for their speaker presentations and industry panel discussions. Along with the presentations, a series of interviews were conducted for marketing material. Following the conference, Walking Saloon Pictures will be in post-production ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Now located within Orlando Magic corporate office ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced today that the team’s executive offices have relocated to the RDV Sportsplex, located at 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810. The Solar Bears executive offices will now be located on the second floor of the RDV Sportsplex within the corporate offices of the Orlando Magic. The team ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2017
    100% of the proceeds of each Pink Ribbon Bagel® sold in participating Orlando area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will benefit Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. Orlando, FL- Panera Bread is joining the fight against breast cancer by baking its signature Pink Ribbon Bagels this Breast Cancer Awareness month. For the entire month of October, a portion of the proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagel ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2017
    What:“Workplace Violence: Do You Know What Your Legal Liability Is As An Employer?”The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration states that nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Many episodes go unreported. The cost of workplace violence is estimated in the billions each year, including poor morale and legal fees and awards. ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Orlando, FL – September 18, 2017 – Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and advisory services firm, was recently selected as one of the 2017 Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies. The list was created by the Orlando Sentinel and Best Companies Group. This award program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Central Florida, reviewing the ...read more
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    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Seminole Co.- (September 18, 2017) – Seminole County deputies have arrested two suspects for stealing downed power lines while power was out in an Altamonte Springs neighborhood.The investigation began on September 16, when a resident reported two suspects on his property on Academy Drive without permission, cutting downed power lines. The pole supporting the lines snapped in half during Hurricane ...read more
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    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3:45p.m.)- FEMA Individual Assistance has been approved for Seminole County. Individual Assistance from FEMA may be able to provide qualifying residents impacted by Hurricane Irma with financial assistance to help return their homes to a livable condition. FEMA provides assistance for other disaster-caused expenses including medical and dental, ...read more
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    Friday, September 15, 2017
    By Adam MeyerUCF Forum columnistFormer New York Yankee great Yogi Berra was once quoted as saying: “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”About seven years ago I began a journey of living more intentionally in my spiritual relationship with God, as a person, as a husband, as a father and as a colleague in the workplace. I believe we can easily get lost going through ...read more
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    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sept. 11, 2017 – Pat Geraghty, CEO of Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, today announced that the company will donate $1 million to support relief and recovery efforts across the state in the wake of Hurricane Irma.   “The devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma – from the Keys and south Florida, up our beautiful west coast, and on north to Tallahassee and ...read more
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    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Free bilingual help line available to those affected by Hurricane Irma   Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering emotional support to individuals and loved ones affected by Hurricane Irma. The companies are providing community access to specially trained behavioral health counselors via a 24-hour, toll-free help line: 800-843-6514.   Licensed ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    By Joan McCain UCF Forum columnist For 30 days this summer, when I was between semesters and my college-age children were taking classes and living in dorms, I spent seven hours a day purging my home. Every closet, cabinet, drawer, and corner of my garage was attacked with laser focus. I filled close to 40 trash bags, made eight trips to The Salvation Army, and took two loads of petrified ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced 13 of the firm’s Orlando attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. In total, 45 of the firm’s attorneys from six offices across the state were recognized.  Additionally, two Orlando attorneys were named a “Lawyer of the Year,” a designation held by only one attorney in each region for ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida is one of only five Florida colleges and universities honored with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the fourth consecutive year that Seminole State has been named as a HEED Award recipient. ...read more
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    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    Sanford, FL, August 30, 2017 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Allegiant announce the start today of scheduled, nonstop, low-fare service between Orlando Sanford and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) in Mississippi. Gulfport-Biloxi is one of over 70 nonstop destinations for Allegiant from Orlando Sanford, more than any airline from any airport in Central ...read more
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    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    It’s the first of the month and that means it is time to welcome August’s new members of the Seminole County Regional Chamber. Once again, more than 20 new members invested in a membership in the chamber. Reach out to them today and introduce yourself.  Thank you to these businesses for choosing to invest in our Chamber!   4 Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.Aloma Charter High ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Company launching customer campaign, gives Central Florida customers opportunity to contribute to relief efforts  ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts in response to the severe weather impacting the Gulf region. This includes $10 million focused on support of American Red Cross shelters and $2 million in ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    By Jim Clark UCF Forum columnist As students flood the campus to begin the new school year, there is one group that offers a unique—and welcome—point of view to discussions of war and peace: veterans who have experienced firsthand the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, seen the rising tensions in South Korea, or served on ships dispatched to the latest world hotspots. When wars are discussed in ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Single-game tickets go on-sale on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced revisions to the team’s 2017-18 regular season schedule released earlier this summer. As a result of the necessary revisions, the dates for 10 home games and one away game have changed. Additionally, single-game tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.Fans will ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Women’s Empowerment Club at RLMS is Thriving   Longwood, FL: The Girl’s Unity Club, a Rock Lake Middle School homeroom club with a focus on women’s empowerment is in search of local women leaders to come in and share their experiences / insight with the students. Since the club’s inception during the 2016-2017 school year, we have witnessed the club grow from 22, seventh grade girls to ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Newly Established Club at RLMS Seeks to Teach our Boys How to Act Like Men   Longwood, FL: The S.E.A.L. team, a Rock Lake Middle School homeroom club with a focus on service, ethics, awareness, and leadership is in search of local community and business leaders to come in and share their experiences / insight with the young men who are a part of the club. The club is in its inaugural year ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Seminole Co. Fla., (Aug. 28, 2017)-The Seminole County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) Aviation Section was recently presented with national accreditation from the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC).  Sergeant Steve Farris, Chief Pilot, was presented with the accreditation at the ALEA Annual Exposition held in Reno, Nevada on July 28, ...read more
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    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Leading Florida Health Insurer Scores Perfect 100 on Disability Equality Index  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For numerous initiatives enabling people with disabilities to join its workforce and easily access information, Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, was named 2017 Employer of the Year for businesses with fewer than 100,000 employees by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), ...read more
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    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    The Board of County Commissioners of Seminole County, Florida under the leadership of Chairman John Horan, yesterday learned the unprecedented results of the Seminole Action Board's year-long strategy to reduce chronic and family homelessness in the County. The Board, co-chaired by John Hillenmeyer and Wendy Brandon and created one year ago to lead a government and business partnership for new ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2017) – A night of opera music, an art gallery exhibit featuring “Spacescape” imagery from the Hubble Telescope, and a theater production of “The House of Bernarda Alba,” a play featuring a performance entirely in Spanish are among the highlights of the 2017-18 cultural arts season presented by Seminole State College of Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    By Manoj Chopra UCF Forum columnist As an immigrant born in Delhi, India, I must stress that the United States has provided me with the opportunity to achieve most of my dreams. It has never questioned what I look like, where I was from or what I wanted to achieve. In turn, I made a pact with it – to work hard and make my contribution to it. To play by the rules and treat everyone with ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    (CASSELBERRY, Fla.) South Seminole Middle School has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. South Seminole Middle School was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, LA, MD, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, and WI) to successfully complete an approximately nine month evaluation ...read more
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    Monday, August 21, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2017) – Dr. E. Ann McGee announced today that she will be stepping down as president of Seminole State College of Florida effective July 31, 2018. Dr. McGee has been president of the College since 1996 and is only the second president in the College’s 52-year history.   Over the last 21 years, under Dr. McGee’s leadership, Seminole State has grown from a single-campus ...read more
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    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Orlando, FL – August 18, 2017 – Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and advisory services firm, is pleased to announce that Bill Blend, CPA, CFE, has been appointed Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Blend is a Shareholder and a member of MSL’s Governmental Practice Group. He is the Firm's Shareholder in ...read more
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    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (August 18, 2017) Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Longwood man and charged him with attempted murder and arson in connection with domestic violence involving a 94-year-old victim. The investigation began Thursday afternoon when the victim called 911 to report she’d been battered.Deputies responded to the victim’s home where they found her lying in the living room.  ...read more
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    Friday, August 18, 2017
    The UCF Forum opinion series on Wednesday will begin its sixth year of columnists sharing their commentary on social issues, ethics, life lessons, personal observations, world affairs and other topics.Nine columnists – faculty, staff and one student – will take turns offering their thoughts in the weekly series for the next 12 months.They will replace the current batch of writers who for the past ...read more
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    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContinuing to Build Character and Faith in Youth in Sanford Seminole Leagues Names New DirectorSANFORD, Fla, August 17, 2017 – Seminole Leagues, a Faith-based community sports league sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, in Sanford, Florida welcomes new director, Scott Yebba. Betty Hoyer, Director of Education at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy, announces that Mr.Yebba ...read more
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    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Sanford, FL – August 16, 2017 – President and CEO of Wharton-Smith recently announced the promotion of three key leadership team members to Executive Vice President – Darin Crafton, Tim Smith and Pat Hewitt. As Executive Vice President, each will be responsible for the strategic growth and oversight of operations within the company.   Darin Crafton, Executive Vice President of ...read more
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    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Celebrates Dedication of New Sanford Home for Single Mom and Kids   Sanford, FL – June 14, 2017 – Building communities with our hands and our hearts is not just a slogan for Wharton-Smith, but words the company stands by. This past week, team members from Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division partnered with local builders and Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka (HFHSA) to make one ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Local winner honored at national educational child care provider’s annual conference  Longwood-Lake Mary, FL (Grassroots Newswire) 8-15-2017 – Ted and Hilda Cockram, owners of Kiddie Academy of Longwood-Lake Mary, located at 905 Longwood Hills Road, recently received the 2016 Life Essentials®, Franchisee of the Year award at Kiddie Academy’s® Annual Conference this month. Hundreds of franchisees ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (PHOTO ATTACHED)(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  Roger B. Kennedy Construction collected and donated $8,525 in cash plus school supplies for “Tools 4 Seminole Schools”   ALTAMONTE SPRINGS & SANFORD, Fla. (August 16, 2017) – On August 15, Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Families in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood will soon have greater access to affordable, quality pediatric health care through a new primary care practice in the area. Orange Blossom Pediatrics will open its doors on August 14, 2017 at the corner of Parramore St. and Amelia Ave. on the campus of the OCPS’ new Academic Center for Excellence (ACE).     The practice is a ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    Mandel Named Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Labor and Employment ORLANDO (August 16, 2017) – Fisher Phillips announced today that Jeffrey E, Mandel, Regional Managing Partner, andBenton N. Wood, Partner, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018®. Mandel, who has been named to the list for more than 15 years, has also been named Lawyer of the Year in ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (August 15, 2017) – From July 31 through August 10, Shepherd’s Hope, in partnership withNemours Children’s Health System, hosted clinics on six dates for 18 hours with 40 clinicians providing 445 local uninsured and underinsured children free back-to-school physicals, an increase of 30% over the number provided in 2016 and an all-time high for the annual initiative.Over the past ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    4-H is a youth education program which provides youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills while exploring projects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), leadership, healthy living, and citizenship/leadership. You can become a member of 4-H by joining a Community 4-H Club, participating in a short term Special Interest Program, participating as an independent ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    4-H is a youth education program which provides youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills while exploring projects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), leadership, healthy living, and citizenship/leadership. You can become a member of 4-H by joining a Community 4-H Club, participating in a short term Special Interest Program, participating as an independent ...read more
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    Monday, August 14, 2017
    The Orlando Solar Bears Stick to Reading program is back for the 2017-18 season!The Solar Bears want to encourage elementary school students (K-5th grade) to increase their reading and language skills by providing them with an incentive to read.For participating school classrooms, students who read a minimum of 600 minutes (10 hours) and have their progress verified by a teacher will receive ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Fla. (8/10/17) – Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka is pleased to welcome William A. Finfrock, President of FINFROCK as Chairman of the Board.  Bill has served on the Board of Directors since March 2013, participating on our finance committee and as treasurer. FINFROCK has contributed $650,500.00 and has assisted in building 10 houses.    Bill succeeds ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Contact: Kim HerbineRDV SPORTSPLEX ICE DENkherbine@rdvsportsplex.com407-916-2666  For Immediate Release     RDV Sportsplex Ice Den & Disney On Ice Team Up for Double the Deals!  Maitland, Fla., August 10, 2017 – Save on Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream tickets and public skating at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den this September!Mention RDV Sportsplex Ice Den when you call 866-248-8740 and choose ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Meals on Wheels, Etc. recently received a $50,000 grant through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support Nutritious Meals for the Disadvantaged Seniors program in Seminole County.   Established in 1990, through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, local nonprofits with child and youth education programs, child abuse ...read more
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    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    RLANDO, Aug. 10, 2017 – UCF senior Branden Hall hopes that one day Zeek St. Cloud finds his true purpose in life – but he knows that’s going to take thousands of years.Hall, who is majoring in creative writing and advertising/public relations, and his brother Horacio are enabling Zeek on his journey, and recently received an offer of help from Charlotte Hornets basketball player Johnny O’Bryant ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    (SANFORD, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) and our web-partner Solodev are proud to announce that the newly redesigned SCPS website: www.SCPS.us, launched in January 2017, has won a Golden Image Award in the Digital Tools Category at the 60th Anniversary of the Florida Public Relations Association’s (FPRA’s) Golden Image Awards Banquet held at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Five suspects arrested after burglarizing west Seminole businessesSeminole Co. – (August 8, 2017) Seminole County deputies arrested five suspects who burglarized multiple businesses and charged them with burglary and resisting arrest. The investigation began August 8 at approximately 1:40 a.m. when a deputy on proactive patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of S. Hunt Club ...read more
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    Monday, August 07, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (AUGUST 7, 2017)- On Saturday August 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Seminole County Animal Services along with TEARS of  Seminole County will have adoptable pets at Mastro Subaru.   Mastro Subaru will pay half of the adoption fee for any pet adopted during this event.                                 All new pets will go home with a goody ...read more
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    Monday, August 07, 2017
    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  For tenth year, Roger B. Kennedy Construction is named among OBJ’s 2017 Golden 100 top privately-held companies     ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- For the tenth year, Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction has been named among Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Golden 100 ...read more
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    Monday, August 07, 2017
    WHO:                                       Hosted by Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College WHAT:                                     #SolarEclipse2017 Observing Event                                                The Great American Eclipse of 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since 1979. Although the Orlando area is not in the line of ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    It’s time to welcome the summer’s new members of the Seminole County Regional Chamber. More than 20 new members invested their dollars in a membership in the chamber. Reach out to them today and introduce yourself.  Thank you to these businesses for choosing to invest in our Chamber!   ADTBonnie's PinaforeBrewed Coffee and Tea ServiceEd Jones AgencyHeart Light EnterprisesHealthy Smiles of ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Surety Bank would like to announce we are giving back to the community.  The new branch at 3001 W. lake Mary Blvd. has a state of the art conference room available at NO COST.   The conference center can accommodate 10-12 and features a 65” 4K Television with built in Chrome Cast, Microsoft TV, and of course FREE WIFI is provided.  A catering Buffett table will accommodate your next lunch and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Seminole, Co. – (August 2, 2017) Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying two burglary suspects.  The investigation began on July 8 at approximately 2:35 a.m. Deputies responded to the AT&T Wireless store located at 5938 Red Bug Lake Road in unincorporated Winter Springs.  Upon arrival, deputies observed broken glass and the front door shattered. ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Curcumin Formula Shows Promise in Early Research ORLANDO, FL (July 25, 2017) – Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study recently published online in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital and the ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    By Meg Scharf UCF Forum columnists What will this week’s UCF graduates take with them when then leave campus? Many will leave with a sense of accomplishment and a road map to success in the “real world.” Perhaps they leave with an appreciation for learning, knowing that commencement starts the next step in continuous lifelong learning. And perhaps they leave with a group of extraordinary ...read more
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    Monday, July 31, 2017
    New budget focuses on long-overdue improvements in customer service and technology  Sanford, FL (July 31, 2017) – Joel M. Greenberg submitted his first budget to the Florida Department of Revenue as tax collector today with a focus on technology and customer service enhancements, which have long been ignored.  “We will offer the best customer service of any tax collector in Florida,” Greenberg ...read more
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    Monday, July 31, 2017
    Sanford, FL: Athletic Apex was recently voted the #1 Health Club in Orlando, by Orlando Magazine, as well as nominated for a Business of the Year award for Seminole County. aving been open for less than a year in Seminole County, Athletic Apex is proud to receive such awards and nominations. With a passion for the community and a desire to serve its members, Athletic Apex provides the only ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    (Sanford, Fla.) July 28, 2017 – Changing lives. That’s what the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is doing with its $50,000 investment in Seminole County’s Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program. A Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools program, TSIC Seminole provides low-income, atrisk students with the resources, mentoring and advocacy needed to graduate high ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Seminole County,  FL  - July 28, 2017 – Seminole County Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Meadowlark Drive in the unincorporated area of Altamonte Springs at 2:35a.m. this morning.  Two (2) residents were reported to have exited the home and they reported one (1) resident was still inside.  An Altamonte Springs Law Enforcement Officer attempted to assist by breaking a ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Dedicated training facility at Casselberry Walmart is one of only 200 to be built in U.S.  Casselberry, Fla., July 27, 2017 – Walmart opened its first training academy today in Casselberry at 1239 State Road 436. Academies are a dedicated facility located in, or adjacent to, a Walmart Supercenter where hourly supervisors and department managers will receive two weeks of hands-on training that ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Jason’s Deli welcomes General Manager Ron Passanisi, and Ron welcomes you to Jason’s Deli on West Lake Mary at the Rinehart/Greenwood intersection. Ron was the former general manager for Jason’s Deli in Boynton Beach and his leadership earned Ron the Jason’s Deli “2016 Deli Man of the Year” award.   “We’re here to serve our community, customers and each other as Team Lake Mary,” Ron said. ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Pack Light and Stay Fashionable – with Travel Magic  Travel Magic has arrived at Rich Hippie in Altamonte Springs.  Their new line of ANIMAPOP Italian Clothing creates the perfect wardrobe.  These reversible printed dresses and capris are wrinkle proof, no ironing needed, washable and extremely travel friendly.  Each dress comes with its own printed 20cm x 8cm fancy bag that the dress folds up ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    For Immediate Release Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)   Roger B. Kennedy Construction breaks ground for Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa’s $20 million Building 60   ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction brokeground for Westgate ...read more
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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    The Florida Blue Foundation currently has approximately $4.3 million for funding grants focused on improving consumer health and advancing innovation and promoting new solutions in the health care system.  The Foundation’s Improve Consumer Health program focuses on healthy lifestyles to promote better health for families and communities. It has approximately $2.4 million for funding awareness and ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Proposes 10 policy actions to address major barriers to U.S. manufacturing growth, help recapture an estimated $300 billion in production of consumer goods, and create an estimated 1.5 million U.S. jobs  ORLANDO, Fla. – July 26, 2017 – Walmart today convened a broad group of individuals and organizations representing government, business, and non-governmental organizations from across the country ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    The Christian Sharing Center, Inc. is the proud recipient of a $50,000 grant through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support: LifeBuilder program; designed to help stabilize homeless families. Together, with funds from United Way and other funders, these dollars will utilized to support homeless families locally. The goal of the LifeBuilder program is ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Do you need guidance with cash flow management?Do you feel like you're juggling cash to survive?Would you like to learn to do easy cash projections to know what your cash flow will look like in the future?Do you feel like not managing your cash flow is preventing you from growing your business?What you will learn in this seminar: Manage & Improve Cash Flow Prepare & Understand Cash Flow ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    By Emma Gisclair UCF Forum columnist When I was 4 years old, I demanded my mom teach me to read so I could read my own books instead of being read to. At 9, my best friend introduced me to Harry Potter. I devoured the four released books, then wrote a letter to author J.K. Rowling informing her that I had decided to be a writer because of her. It was the beginning of a dream that has guided my ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    ORLANDO (July 26, 2017) – Fisher Phillips announces today that the firm has been recognized for its strong dedication to the support and advancement of women by inclusion on both Working Mother magazine’s 2017 list of the 50 “Best Law Firms for Women” and Law360’s “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” which both recognize U.S. firms implementing best practices in retaining and promoting women ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  Roger B. Kennedy Construction breaks ground for Griffin Farm at Midtown town center buildings A&B  ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for Griffin Farm at Midtown town center buildings A&B, Lake ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (July 25, 2017) – Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying a residential burglary suspect.  The investigation began on July 23 when deputies responded to a residence on Northridge Drive in unincorporated Longwood.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the victim who provided images of a suspect who walked into her screened in pool/patio. Once ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Seminole State among top performers in Florida College SystemSANFORD, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida has gone gold, achieving the highest level for performance funding in the Florida College System (FCS). The College also will receive $3.06 million in additional funding, up from $1.08 million last year. The State Board of Education recognized Seminole State for its ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce its partnership with Code To The Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for magnet and theme-based schools. Our very own Altamonte and Pine Crest Elementary Schools have been selected to become the first Computer Science Immersion Schools in Florida. Students at these schools will have the opportunity to ...read more
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    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Seminole Science Charter School Kindergarten Readiness Week has been so successful already! The students are learning where everything in SSCS is located, they are getting to know their classmates and learning SSCS procedures as they have a great time! Ms. Pollack and Ms. Courtney are teaching the kindergarteners what it means to be a Seminole Science School student and all the wonders SSCS has ...read more
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    Friday, July 21, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (July 21, 2017)- Seminole County Fire Department recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross of Central Florida for its ongoing support of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, a national initiative designed to reduce death and injuries from home fires. Sherri Monroe, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Greater Orlando, honored Seminole ...read more
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    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Contact:  Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company, 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  Roger B. Kennedy Construction ranks as 12th largest Florida-based General Building Contractor, 81st largest among Southeast’s Top Contractors  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (July 20, 2017) – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction has been ranked as the 12th largest ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    A team of three University of Central Florida students earned the title of national champions Wednesday and finished 13th in the world in an elite computer programming contest known as the “Battle of the Brains.” In the competition at the Association of Computing Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest in Rapid City, SD, the UCF trio beat teams such as the University of ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    For Immediate Release    Contact:  Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company, 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction) Roger B. Kennedy Construction starts $8 million Assisted Living Facility in Tallahassee ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (July 19, 2017)– Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground July 10 for the Tapestry Tallahassee Walden assisted living andmemory care ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
     PSI High (Problem Solving Incubator) program at Lyman, Lake Mary, & Seminole High Schools.  This stems from our submission to the Project XQ SuperSchool competition.  https://xqsuperschool.org/   Rolling-out RAVE Panic Button App for Teachers & Staff. The panic button app provides real-time collaboration in the event of an emergency situation on-campus to on-site administrators, ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    (SANFORD, FL) – Wilson Elementary is proud to unveil its new STEAM Center on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The STEAM Center is a collaborative learning space emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. The existing media center was renovated over the summer by a dedicated group of staff members and local volunteers to provide Wilson Elementary ...read more
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    Monday, July 17, 2017
    New degree in nursing (BSN) for Spring 2018 will help to mitigate Central Florida’s nursing shortage  SANFORD, Fla. (July 17, 2017) – More highly trained, qualified nurses will join the Central Florida workforce by 2020 as a result of today’s State Board of Education approval of Seminole State College of Florida’s proposal for a new Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The College will ...read more
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    Monday, July 17, 2017
    Florida-based summit gathers women leaders in the climate control industry FORT LAUDERDALE — Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioningis pleased one of its female leaders recently attended the Bryant Women in HVAC Conference.     Kristy Moist was one of dozens of women from across the heating and cooling brand who attended the three-day conference in Florida last week. The event is part of the ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla., July 12, 2017 — Many economically disadvantaged Central Florida families often face an impossible choice: either food or shelter.  In fact, according to a recent study, 70 percent of area households said they had to choose between buying food or paying their mortgage or rent at least once during the previous year.  Many of those families rely on Second Harvest Food Bank’s local ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    By Yolanda Hood UCF Forum columnist Goodbyes are never fun, except when they are. Even if you haven’t read Gone with the Wind or watched the movie, everyone knows Rhett Butler’s famously delivered line as he says goodbye and shuts the door on his relationship with Scarlett O’Hara: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” When I was a young girl I would watch The Lawrence Welk Show with my ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Pathways to Home Initiative Will Reach up to 125 Families During Next Year   ORLANDO, Fla., July 7, 2017 – Pathways to Home, a collaborative effort to eliminate child homelessness, is expanding from Seminole County to Orange and Osceola counties – more than doubling its capacity to help vulnerable families.   According to 2017 estimates, on any single day in Central Florida there are 1,572 ...read more
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    Monday, July 10, 2017
    Florida Blue is hiring more than 100 seasonal contractors in its Lake Mary office for the upcoming open enrollment season. These positions will provide telephone health plan sales and sales support beginning in August and September and continuing until mid-December.  Ideal candidates will have their 2-40 or 2-15 Florida state health insurance license, however Florida Blue also is hiring trainees ...read more
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    Friday, July 07, 2017
    TALLAHASSEE, FL – July 7, 2017 – GrayRobinson announced today Dr. Kim McDougal, former chief of staff to Florida Governor Rick Scott, is joining its government relations team as a senior director of government affairs in Tallahassee. McDougal brings extensive experience and knowledge regarding both policy and budget issues impacting Florida, and will advise and lobby for clients in all sectors ...read more
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    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    Certified public accounting and advisory professionals specialize in diverse industry and service capabilities   Orlando, FL, July 5, 2017 –WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), the nationally ranked Top-30 public accounting and advisory firm, has announced the promotion of nine senior managers to the position of partner. Adrienne Anderson of Parkland, FL and Ray Bastin of Orlando, both of whom ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    Sanford, Fla. (July 5, 2017) — Individuals who wish to apply for or renew a Florida concealed weapon license will save $5 beginning Saturday, July 1. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam worked with the Florida Legislature to bring the application fee down from $60 to $55 and the renewal fee down from $50 to $45. Active law enforcement officers, correctional officers and correctional ...read more
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    Monday, July 03, 2017
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce an amazing opportunity for insurance agents throughout central Florida who are licensed for Life and Annuities products. They are hosting a free training in IULs, combined with a free baseball game, at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium on Thursday, July 20th.    ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial is proud to take a very ...read more
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    Thursday, June 29, 2017
    Martha Miller was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, when the Lake Mary and Seminole County Regional Chamber merged to become the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Martha was presiding over an unpredicted growth surge that helped turn the Regional Chamber into a powerhouse community action while she also mentored and oversaw the Ambassadors.   Martha passed away ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Available beginning July 31 at Shepherd’s Hope locations in Orange and Seminole counties  Orlando, Fla. (June 28, 2017) – Back-to- school physicals are a summertime ritual for school-aged children and their families. But, for the estimated 27,000 children in Orange and Seminole counties who are uninsured, this annual rite of passage can be out of reach. For the fourth consecutive year,Shepherd’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    (Sanford, FL) - Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce that we are an "A"-rated district according to the Florida Department of Education's (FDOE) 2017 school grades released today (June 28, 2017). "A lot of hard, focused work has yielded great results for our students and schools.  Our amazing teachers continue to stay focused on the Florida standards while delivering ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    By Germayne Graham UCF Forum columnist When your time to lead comes, what practices will define your leadership? There are many models, theories and aspirational frameworks that define and describe leadership. I am drawn to the observed behaviors and practices of identified leaders during times of change or big movements. Over time, these practices and behaviors become attached to speeches, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    U.S. News & World Report Unveils 2017-2018 Rankings  Orlando, FL (June 27, 2017) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in its 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. It is the only hospital in Orlando to be given this designation.  The hospital was ranked in five pediatric specialties:  ·         #21 in diabetes and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    HEATHROW, Fla. (June 27, 2017) – AT&T is investing in students at Seminole State College of Florida to prepare them for success in the future. On June 22, AT&T made a $25,000 donation to the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida Inc. The donation will be used to support first-generation, at-risk students; Adult Education tutoring and the College’s One More Class initiative, which ...read more
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    Sunday, June 25, 2017
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Collette Rance has joined the team and will serve as Agency Chief for the new branch office in Seminole County.   ____________________________________________ Collette Rance is the newest agent to join Allgood Financial, and the company’s very first Agency Chief. According to the company’s COO, Don Carlson, “Collette has years of experience in ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 23, 2017) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Firm Chairman C. David Brown, II, and Partner Robert Alfert, Jr., have been recognized by their peers for their legal expertise in Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite 2017 published in July. In total, nine of the firm’s attorneys were honored this year.  Chairman Brown was inducted into the Florida ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 21, 2017)— Seminole County’s investment income reported a 237% increase during its first full month under a new investment policy as compared to the same month last year. In May 2016, interest earned on investments totaled $128,738. In May 2017, interest earned on investments increased to $433,851 for the month. The new investment policy, instituted on April 10, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    By Ali P. Gordon UCF Forum columnist I love college sports. I’ve got the Knights, Yellow Jackets, Tar Heels, Hoyas, Maroon Tigers – you name it. If I can catch a game, I will. My brother-in-law, who’s from New England, recently schooled me about lacrosse, so now on top of college football, basketball, baseball and volleyball, I’m hooked on that, too. And if it’s any indication of my level of ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Fla. (6/20/17) – Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is pleased to welcome back The Coca-Cola Company as a house sponsor for 2 homes at the Juniper Bend project in Apopka, FL.  Eric Bennett, General Manager, signing the agreement for their fifth sponsorship with the affiliate said “We really enjoy participating as a sponsor with Habitat.  Our employees not ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    We often hear of how teenagers and young children are constantly surrounded by technology, but what about those who have no access to technology at home? Think about how many homework assignments are now done using computers, the internet or even apps. Lack of access to these technologies can be crippling to these children’s education. Thanks in part to a $20,250 Community Services Agency grant ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Had a good laugh lately? Laughter connects people, eases trouble and makes the day brighter. It releases stress, activates learning, burns calories and supports memory. In short, laughter is good for you. Why is laughter so beneficial? Here are seven reasons:Laughter triggers feel-good chemicals. Bursting into laughter stimulates endorphins. This releases dopamine in the brain, which promotes ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced eight of the firm’s Orlando attorneys have been named to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list. Additionally, one attorney was honored among the 2017 Rising Stars by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, which publishes its annual list in July. All told, the 2017 issue recognizes 47 firm attorneys as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.  Super ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    ORLANDO, June 19, 2017 – Lanlan Kuang’s research this summer is mixing the old with the new. And by “old,” we mean ancient.   Kuang is a UCF assistant professor of philosophy and one of a select group of international scholars with access to the Dunhuang Mogao Caves along the Silk Road in China. The nearly 500 caves are the largest and most complete treasure repository of Buddhist art, murals ...read more
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    Monday, June 19, 2017
    (Orlando, FL) – Nemours Children’s Primary Care has completed a project to expand its practice in Lake Nona.  The practice, located at 9145 Narcoossee Road in Orlando, now contains four additional exam rooms, bringing the total to 13, as well as a more spacious waiting area, additional workspace for pediatricians and staff, and a new check out desk for faster visits and a better patient ...read more
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    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Increased collaboration to benefit 12,300 Florida Blue members in four Central Florida counties   ORLANDO – June 13, 2017 – Florida Blue and Primary Partners, a network of Central Florida primary care and specialty physicians, are implementing an accountable care program that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of care through a more coordinated patient-centered approach.   The overall ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    May was a fantastic month for the Seminole County Regional Chamber as more than 20 new members invested their dollars in a membership in the chamber. Make sure you welcome these new members to the chamber.  Thank you to these businesses for choosing to invest in our Chamber!   3 Tier Technologies, LLCA + Accounting ServicesBahia ShrinersC. Brenner, IncCapital Equity Real Estate - Michelle ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Johnathon Gerber, owner of Party People Events proudly displays three awards he was awarded at FLOAT, an International Convention for Balloon Professionals, held in St Louis, Missouri.   The FLOAT Excellence in Event Decor Awards that Party People Events received were for Best Entrance Decor, Best Sculpture and Best Overall Event Décor.   The award for Best Entrance Décor was for a ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2017 —In recognition of unwavering customer service and a dedicated commitment to excellence, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems is honored to present a Medal of Excellence award to Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioningof Longwood, Florida. Bryant, a leading supplier of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
     OVIEDO, Fla. (June 15, 2017) – Twenty students from Hagerty, Lake Howell, Lyman, Oviedo, Seminole and Trinity Prep high schools gained hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the Solar Survival: Engineering Technology Summer Program at Seminole State College of Florida June 5-8.  The program, held at the College’s Oviedo Campus, featured a project-based ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Fl (June 15, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, local builders stepped up to build a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka during Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2017, June 5-9.  Professional contractors and suppliers provided the labor, funding and materials to help a single mother of 3 build strength, stability ...read more
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    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive July 18, 2017, to examine specific aspects of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office to include policies and procedures, operations, and support services.  Since the agency is already internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), it must ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    By Nathan Vink UCF Forum columnist The wallpaper on my computer is of a remote and beautiful place in the Utah desert. The different shades of red and orange seem endless when I stare at the picture’s detail. It’s a special place to me, and while I didn’t take the picture, I’ve stood at the same exact point numerous times. Most of those visits blend together, but two times – separated by seven ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Volunteers completed $325,000 of work for AEC Cares projectOrlando  ORLANDO, Fla. (June 14, 2017) — Window Interiors, a leading specialty contractor, recently joined more than 100 volunteers to complete $325,000 of renovations for the Coalition of the Homeless of Central Florida—all in just one day.  The effort was part of AEC Cares projectOrlando. Each year, AEC Cares brings together ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (June 13, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida enhances the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of the region by providing exemplary learning opportunities for a diverse community. This mission embraces the general public through enrichment and quality of life programming and production of lifelong learning and cultural events to include fine arts, theater, speaker ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    Seminole State College of Florida's Student Government Association (SGA) and UNITY Gay-Straight Alliance held a remembrance ceremony Monday, June 12, to honor the 49 people who lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.   Seminole State student Luis S. Vielma, 22, was one of the people killed.   Vielma graduated Cum Laude in Summer 2014 with an Associate in Arts degree and was ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce that Wicklow Elementary has been selected to represent SCPS and partner with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Disney Musicals in Schools program. As stated on their website, “Disney Musicals in Schools is an outreach initiative of Dr. Phillips Center that develops sustainable musical theatre programs ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    What better way to start the summer than adopting a buddy to hang out with! On Saturday June 17, 2017 from 10 am until 3 pm Seminole County Animal Services along with TEARS of Seminole County will have animals offsite at Mastro Subaru for Adoption. Mastro Subaru 4113 South Orlando Dr (Hwy 17-92) Sanford Adoptions are half price during this event. All new pets will go home with a goody ...read more
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    Friday, June 09, 2017
    Whole Foods Market Altamonte Springs is supporting Meals on Wheels, Etc. By shopping on June 22, Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of your net purchases to provide meals to homebound seniors in Seminole County. Can’t make it in? Order groceries online and have them delivered through Instacart on that day. www.Delivery.WFM.com
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    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce that the district’s students performed extremely well based upon today’s release of the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE’s) 2017 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) & End-ofCourse (EOC) Exam scores. The following is the ranking of SCPS in the 17 largest Florida Districts, followed by the ranking in Central ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    First time in more than a decade all Seminole County tax certificates sold   Sanford, FL (June 7, 2017) – In his first tax certificate auction at Seminole County Tax Collector, Joel M. Greenberg sold 100 percent of all available tax certificates   The 2017 auction realized a $300,000 increase in sales for a total of $8.4 million taxes paid by outside investors.   “This was a tremendous ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Online PR News – 06-June-2017 – Sanford, FL – Next Horizon was among the first round of 2017 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The awards event - now in its seventh year - honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state of Florida for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    Imagine going to any public event and a fight breaks out over saving seats. This was just the case recently in Memphis, TN, at the Arlington High School graduation ceremony held at a church. The embarrassing story and video went national. It seems one family was saving seats for someone, but when another family tried to sit in them there were angry words and fists flying before security stepped ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 6, 2017) — Seminole County’s Local State of Emergency requiring the Countywide Burn Ban expired at 12:00AM overnight, following 69 consecutive days of the order. Recent rains caused the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KDBI) to fall below 500 and the Fire Danger Index to fall to a level allowing the Ban to be lifted. Currently, the KDBI reading for Seminole County is ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) has acquired the Defense Products and Services Division of StackFrame, LLC, a small business providing technical capabilities in the areas of information technology, digital security, and software development. StackFrame is widely known in the modeling, simulation, and gaming community for delivering innovative and cutting-edge solutions to difficult ...read more
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    Monday, June 05, 2017
    Grants awarded to 17 local nonprofits for hunger relief programs across Florida  ORLANDO, Fla. (June 5, 2017) — As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Florida, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation today announced more than $940,000 in grants to 17 nonprofits from across the state for hunger relief programs.  *Editor’s Note: See addendum for complete list of grantees.  “Walmart is ...read more
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    Friday, June 02, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (June 2, 2017) – On May 31, City County Investigative Bureau (CCIB) agents arrested Michael Logan for Destroying Evidence and Jerry Kendall for Cultivation of Marijuana and Destroying Evidence.  The investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office Alert helicopter was conducting routine patrols in the area of 2385 Wildwood Trail in Geneva. Flight crew members noticed the cannabis ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.   To celebrate this phenomenon Orlando Science Center will host 5 pop up locations around Orlando to ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller Company is in search of a new Tenant for a 3,900 SF space available for lease in Altamonte Springs. The property is located approximately ¾ of a mile from the State Road 434 and 436 intersection and has a CG zoning, which allows for a multitude of uses. Current Tenants are Orkin Pest Control, Wall to Wall Flooring, Martial Arts Center for Health and 212 ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    Allgood Financial is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website that provides dozens of tools, articles, videos and more – all designed to help visitors understand the options available to them, and to allow them to make informed decisions about their financial future.   ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial launched their new website on Friday, and encourages ...read more
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (June 1, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida now has two General Motors (GM) World Class Technicians (WCT) as part of its faculty. Automotive professors Jim Cokos and Carlos Vasquez recently achieved this elite status, joining the ranks of only 1,256 other technicians in the nation and only 27 technicians in Florida.  To achieve GM World Class status, a technician must be ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Sanford, FL – May 22, 2017 – With “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” playing in the background, Seminole County Commissioners, representatives from the Tourist Development Council, project team members, and community guests joined together on May 17 to cut the ribbon on the redeveloped Soldiers Creek Park, a state-of-the-art recreational facility designed specifically for women’s fast-pitch softball ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    In 2016 Seminole County Animal Services  challenged Orange County Animal Services and Osceola County Animal Services to come together in the first ever Hot Summer Shelter Challenge! This was a challenge to boost outcome numbers from the last year in adoptions, rescue transfers and pets being reclaimed by their owners. Since Seminole County was the overall winner in 2016 we decided we needed to ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    We are pleased to announce that we are launching a Detention Deputy Sponsorship Program! This program will cover tuition and expenses for successful applicants to attend the full-time corrections enforcement academy at Seminole State College that will take place from August to December of 2017. Selection will be made through a competitive process. To qualify, candidates must have a college degree ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Sanford- Starting June 1, animal lovers will have a new way to visit the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens throughout the summer with "Choo Choo to the Zoo." SunRail, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the City of Sanford and the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have partnered to offer a seamless transit experience to and from the Sanford SunRail station, the Zoo, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Toward the end of an old favorite film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), a newspaper reporter tells Jimmy Stewart’s character, "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." In that case, the printed legend created a much-admired local hero because the myth was more compelling, exciting and interesting than the truth. Besides, while the legend was simple, the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Firm Also Ranked Among the Best for Labor & Employment Law ORLANDO (MAY 30, 2017) – Fisher Phillips announced that 43 attorneys nationwide are featured in Chambers USA 2017. In Orlando, Regional Managing Partner Jeffrey Mandel is recognized in Chambers USA 2017 as a top attorney for his work in Labor and Employment Law. In addition, the firm is ranked as one of the top labor and employment law ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Sanford, FL (May 30, 2017) - Jahi, a greater one-horned rhino, will soon leave the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for a new home at The Wilds in Ohio. Jahi's move is a recommendation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The Wilds is a fellow AZA-accredited zoo."The Central Florida Zoo has been home to Jahi since he was two years old. We've watched him ...read more
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    Monday, May 29, 2017
    Lake Mary, Fla, (May 29, 2017) - Kal Gohill, CEO of getTREAD mobile tire service, was recently selected as a finalist to pitch his startup business at the SCORE BizFest2017 and was awarded second place! getTREAD is a revolutionary mobile tire shop on wheels for busy people and businesses who need quality tire service. getTREAD installs/balances/rotates your tires on-site and DOESN’T INTERRUPT ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Hurricane preparedness is a commitment Duke Energy takes very seriously through long-term strategic planning. The company has spent more than $2.4 billion since 2004 maintaining and strengthening its Florida power delivery system, including inspecting and replacing poles and trimming vegetation and trees.  In 2016, more than 103,000 wood distribution poles were inspected, 82,000 were treated ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
     Company also highlights FY2017 local impact on associates and communities across the state ORLANDO, Fla., May 23, 2017— The world’s largest retailer today announced its statewide growth and investment plans for the state of Florida, which will result in an economic impact well over $450 million. The plan will expand the company’s more than 375 facility footprint in Florida and build on the ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (May 26, 2017) – In celebration of National Trauma Awareness Month, Central Florida Regional Hospital hosted an event on May 17 to celebrate its former patients who were given a second chance at life.  At the event, trauma survivors gathered with the medical teams that cared for them to construct a 20-foot-long puzzle commemorating their survival.  Since receiving its designation ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Surety Banks commitment to the community continues to show through their recent partnership with The Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art located at 144 W. Crystal lake Ave, suite 1000 in Lake Mary, Fl.  The Hyder Gallery has provided (15) pieces of art to be displayed within the customer facing areas of the bank.  This allows for an extension on the visibility of the art pieces for the gallery while ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 26, 2017) — Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP has once again received recognition by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In total, the 2017 edition highlights 24 Broad and Cassel attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, while the firm is listed as among the best in seven statewide practice areas.  Among the firm’s ...read more
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
    Project is part of the retailer’s investment in serving today’s customers  CASSELBERRY, Fla. – May 26, 2017 – The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 1239 State Road 436 is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to Online Grocery Pickup.  For the first time, Casselberry residents will be able to order Walmart groceries online and pick them up without ...read more
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    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (May 25, 2017)- Seminole County Historical Commission along with Seminole County will unveil a new historical site marker dedicated to the Winwood community in East Altamonte Springs on June 2. Remarks will be delivered by Seminole County Board of County Commissioners District 3 Commissioner Lee Constantine. The unincorporated community of Winwood is a historic African- ...read more
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    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Head Coach Christa Teno inducted into NJCAA Women’s Golf Hall of Fame  SANFORD, FLA. (May 25, 2017) –The Seminole State College of Florida women’s golf team shot 306-296-304-299 to finish runner-up at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) Women’s Golf Championship at the Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Georgia.  All five Seminole State players placed within the top 20. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    By Rich SloaneUCF Forum columnistI’ve had lots of minor scrapes and bumps in my 73 years, but nothing of consequence in the way of health-related problems, certainly nothing that needed surgery – excluding having tonsils taken out at the tender age of 5 and a few skin cancer excisions later in life. I was fortunate.Then it happened.Two hips decided to go south on me about the same time, and for ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    At FPL, we know the impact that a major storm can have on your business. We have a plan and urge you to prepare as well so you and your employees can get back to business safely and as quickly as possible.   Plan ahead: Ensure your employees’ contact information is up to date. Have a plan in place to communicate after the storm passes, e.g. set up a telephone number with a recorded ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (May 23, 2017) – Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying a burglary suspect.  On May 20 at approximately 3:49 a.m. deputies responded to the Publix Liquor store located at 870 Village Oak Lane in unincorporated Sanford.  Upon arrival, they spoke with employees who indicated a man used a brick to break the glass to the front door of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Oviedo, FLA (5/20/17) – Intersection Technology Solutions’ Managing Director, Erica Martinez-Rose helped build homes during Habitat for Humanity Seminole County & Greater Apopka’s Women Build Week. On Saturday, Martinez-Rose and her team, Out Making Rain, led by Wendy Sellers of BlackRain Partners, volunteered their time installing drywall on the 4 remaining townhomes at the Magnolia Place ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    ORLANDO (May 22, 2017) – Fisher Phillips has been named the top labor and employment law firm in the United States in a survey of readers of Corporate Counsel magazine. The law firm was ranked first for labor and employment law on the 2017 “Best of Corporate Counsel” list based on more than 1,500 votes. Readers cast ballots in 55 categories. Voting was conducted via online ballot and limited to ...read more
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    Friday, May 19, 2017
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce the district ranks 1st out of Florida’s 17 largest school districts in 2017 3rd Grade Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) test scores. SCPS also ranked 1st out of all Central Florida School districts. The percent of 3rd Grade SCPS students scoring 3 and above on the 2017 FSA ELA exam was 68%. The ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Lake Mary, FL (May 18, 2017) – The City of Lake Mary and Orlando Health announced today plans to bring a new emergency room and medical pavilion to the community. The $42 million, 30-acre project will be part of a medical complex located in the city of Lake Mary on the northwest corner of Manderley Run and Rinehart Road. “We are excited to partner with Orlando Health’s new development,” said Lake ...read more
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    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Fla. (5/16/17) – Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is pleased to welcome Mullinax Ford as a house sponsor for its Juniper Bend project in Apopka, FL.  President Jerry Mullinax, signing the agreement for their sponsorship with the affiliate said, "It is part of the Mullinax Ford brand to be active in the community. We are excited to partner with Habitat ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:  Kelley Shawkelley.shaw@hylant.com904-520-6964  Jacksonville Chamber Health CouncilHosts GuideWell Innovation Center Tour, Panel Discussion and Reception  JACKSONVILLE, Florida, May 17, 2017 – The Jacksonville Chamber Health Council is hosting a panel discussion, reception and private tour of the Guidewell Innovation Center at Lake Nona on Thursday, June 1 ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Contact:  Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company, 407-774-2515    (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 17, 2017) – Roger B. Kennedy Construction was named for the fifth consecutive year among Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 “Fast 50” fastest-growing companies.  The actual rankings will be released at the annual ceremonies to be held on June 9.  ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    By Carolyn MassiahUCF Forum columnistI have found that the beach is one of the most relaxing places to visit.Fortunately, I live in the great state of Florida where I am able to visit a beach on either coast on just about any day of the year. So it was that I found myself recently walking along one of our east coast beaches when I began to watch the waves leave and return to the shore again and ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Nearly 100 individuals served at first partnership event  Sanford, FL (May 16, 2017) – In an effort to help disadvantaged individuals move toward self-sufficiency, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel M. Greenberg has partnered with IDignity to assist in securing the proper identification to obtain a Florida identification card.  The first partnership event was held May 10, with nearly 100 ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (May 16, 2017) – Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying residential burglary suspects.  The investigation began on May 9 when deputies responded a residence on North Street in unincorporated Longwood.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the victim who indicated a man came to his door and said he needed to discuss a wall in the backyard that ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    By Michael Preston UCF Forum columnist What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks explored the paradox ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Altamonte Springs, Fla. (5/11/17) – Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is pleased to welcome J. Raymond Construction as a house sponsor for its Magnolia Place project in Longwood, FL.  President John Sofarelli, Sr., signing the agreement for their sponsorship with the affiliate said “We are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity and give back to our community as a ...read more
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    The Ortiz partners bring more than 50 years of combined experience in “Corporate America,” small business ownership and senior management in accounting, finance and management roles.   Brandy is an advanced user in QuickBooks proficiency, has a Financial Operations Specialist Certification (Summa Cum Laude), Financial Operations Certification (Summa Cum Laude), A.A. Degree (Summa Cum Laude) and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (May 10, 2017) —Seminole County remains under a State of Local Emergency with a Countywide Burn Ban. Today marks the 43rd consecutive day of the Burn Ban; the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KDBI) reading currently measures 594, which is considered “extreme”. In 2017 to date, these unusually dry conditions have been factors for brush fires that have burned nearly 500 total acres ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Stetson University will host Glenda Lucas from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 6:00pm. The event will be held at Stetson University’s Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center located at 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32723. Learn more about the GMAT exam as well as the graduate business programs offered at Stetson University. Attendees will be ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (May 9, 2017), On May 8 at approximately 11:40 p.m., Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Tires Plus located at 860 Sun Drive in unincorporated Lake Mary, for a report of suspicious activity.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered two suspects, later identified as Stephen Dionne and Shawn Hultquist, removed tires from inside the gated storage area of the business and loaded ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (May 9, 2017) – Today, the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing the week of May 7-13, 2017, as National Correctional Professionals Week.  In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation designating “National Correctional Officers Week” during the month of May.  The week has since been recognized as National Correctional ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    ORLANDO, FL – Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Earl M. Crittenden, Jr., of counsel attorney in GrayRobinson’s Orlando law firm office, was selected to serve as Chairman of the onePULSE Foundation Board of Trustees.   In a press conference held last week in front of Pulse Nightclub on Orange Avenue, Barbara Poma, owner of the nightclub introduced Crittenden and the prestigious Board of Trustees for the ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2017
    Sanford, FL (DATE) - A great horned owl living at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is recovering well after his eye surgery which took place two weeks ago. The owl, named Hal, is an Animal Ambassador, appearing in educational outreaches and programs at the Zoo, including shows and summer camps. The surgery was performed in partnership with the Zoo's veterinary and keeper teams and Dr. ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2017
    ORLANDO, May 8, 2017 – When UCF librarian Kristine Shrauger first looked for books that reflected her interracial family – she is white and her adopted daughter is from Ethiopia – she found the shelves were sparse.She also discovered that other parents of diverse families thought the same thing, whether their families were interracial, both parents were the same gender, the parents were of ...read more
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    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    ORLANDO, May 4, 2017 – A team of University of Central Florida students who designed a solar-powered art sculpture celebrated this week after the Orlando Utilities Commission and Tavistock Development selected its project to be built in the innovative, master-designed Lake Nona community later this year. Four teams of senior-level undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, electrical and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 4, 2017) – The risks to Florida health care providers from enforcement activity is at an all-time high. But, how do providers develop and maintain a culture of compliance? It starts at the top, according to attorneys at Broad and Cassel.  During the firm’s Third Annual Orlando Health Care Forum, attorneys from the Health Law Practice Group alongside local and national leaders ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    ECHL team will continue play at Amway Center for 2017-18 season Orlando, FL - The Orlando Magic and DeVos family will purchase the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, CEO Alex Martins announced today. They will continue to play in the Amway Center for the 2017-18 season. "We are thrilled to purchase the Solar Bears, giving the team the opportunity to continue to play in Orlando," said Orlando Magic ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    By Ali GordonUCF Forum columnistSeveral of society’s next grand challenges relate to the production of electrical energy.In the United States, fossil fuels continue to be the largest production source of electricity. Over the past 30 years or so, the fossil fuels of natural gas, petroleum and coal have annually accounted for approximately 70 percent of our electricity production, nuclear power ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Seminole State College of Florida awarded more than 2,000 degrees and certificates this spring and highlighted program achievements and student success inside and outside the classroom.SANFORD, Fla. (May 3, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida awarded more than 2,000 degrees and certificates, including more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, in the Spring 2017 Collegewide Commencement Tuesday night ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    In April, twelve new members invested their dollars in a membership in the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Make sure you welcome these new members to the chamber.  Thank you to these businesses for choosing to invest in our Chamber!   BusinessCleaningSolutionCE SquaredCertified  Mortgage PlannersChick-fil-A Lake Mary Blvd.Fitness Partners Workout CenterFlorida Collegiate Summer ...read more
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    Monday, May 01, 2017
    Effective May 1, 2017, Portal Solutions, an information technology consulting firm based in Bethesda, MD, joined its practice with WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a regional CPA and consulting firm with 14 offices, 900 staff members and annual revenue of $140M, ranking in the top 30 firms in the country. Portal Solutions will remain at their locations in the Woodmont Triangle neighborhood of ...read more
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    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Seminole Co. – (April 28, 2017) – Seminole County Sheriff's investigators need the public's help identifying two residential burglary suspects.  The investigation began on April 27 at approximately 11:50 a.m., when deputies responded to the 100 block of Lake Blvd. in unincorporated Sanford in reference to an attempted burglary to an occupied residence. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Sheila and Michael Kramer, owners of the Lake Mary Life Publishing family of magazines, recently announced a partnership with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando (JCC) in Maitland to launch J Life, a new lifestyle publication for and about Orlando’s vibrant Jewish community.   This joint venture will be guided by a community advisory board made up of a diverse group ...read more
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    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    SANFORD, FLA. (April 27, 2017) – Seminole State’s Athletics Department gathered to celebrate the successes of the 2016-17 season at its annual end-of-the-year banquet on April 25.Following heartfelt words of inspiration from guest speaker, John Weir, director of the Mental Golf Academy, coaches and staff prepared to hand out individual awards and celebrate season highlights.The women’s golf team ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 26, 2017 – Raising funds for food pantries and pet shelters; educating classmates and the community about autism; assisting disabled and elderly neighbors – these are just some of the ways Central Florida students are selflessly serving their families, schools and communities. Since 1984, Walt Disney World Resort has celebrated local students who serve as role models ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    By Germayne GrahamUCF Forum columnistI was cleaning up the house one day and stumbled across a homemade Mother’s Day card that one of my children made for me. It was so beautifully written in scribbles with crayons and decorated with glitter and sparkles.Before I knew it, I was sifting through cards from over the years that I had collected from my family. The cards were a great reminder of how ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Accounting Simplified is pleased to announce and welcome Denise Pope as Vice President of Business Development.  Denise will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to customer needs.   Denise has been part of the Central Florida community for over 25 years, moving to Orlando with the American Automobile Association (AAA) in 1989 to open ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 25, 2017) —Seminole County remains under a State of Local Emergency with a Countywide Burn Ban for the 28th consecutive day; the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KDBI) reading currently measures 554, which is considered “Very High” with a likelihood of an increasing due to forecasted dry conditions. Governor Rick Scott also declared a State of Emergency for Florida on ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    SANFORD, FLA. (April 25, 2017) – Seminole State College of Florida’s women’s golf team won its fourth straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 8 State Championship Sunday, April 23, at the Sugar Mill Country Club in New Smyrna. The No. 2-ranked Raiders finished the one-day tournament shooting 571 for 36 holes, 5-under par. The performance was good enough to come out ...read more
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    Monday, April 24, 2017
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 24, 2017) – Seminole State students shine again! For the third consecutive year, multiple honors students at Seminole State College of Florida were named winners of one of the nation’s most prestigious and lucrative scholarships.   Gustavo Diaz Galeas and Cathryn “Cate” Kandle were awarded the Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship – worth up to ...read more
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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Sanford, FL – April 18, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with Seminole County Public School (SCPS) board members, project team members, students and staff on April 18, 2017, to break ground on the new Millennium Middle School, a Seminole County performing arts magnet school.   Located adjacent to SCPS’ Midway Elementary ...read more
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    Thursday, October 01, 2015
    First Chamber in Four County Region to Receive Designation from Florida Association of Chamber ProfessionalsLake Mary, Fla. (October 2, 2015) – With a significantly high score on its application to become a "Certified Chamber," the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) has designated the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Certified Plus Chamber, the first in the ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2015) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that Orlando Partner Nicolette Vilmos has been invited to join the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Vilmos will be formally recognized at LCA’s 2015 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows ceremony in October. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one ...read more
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    Thursday, June 25, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 25, 2015) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that 17 firm attorneys have been recognized by their peers for their legal expertise in Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite 2015. Additionally, Jon Sale, of counsel in the Miami office, joins a select few this year being inducted into the Hall of Fame – a group of attorneys who have been consistently ...read more
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