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Florida Supreme Court Justice James Perry to speak in Orlando

The congregation of Carter Tabernacle CME Church invites you to hear Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry address Central Florida on topics that will be sure to shake-up the local electorate, leading up to the November mid-term elections. Who: Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry When: Sunday, October 2nd,...

Winter Park Harvest Festival

Local. Organic. Slow Food. We've all seen and heard the buzz words about the food, farmers, and food producers in our area. This November, the Winter Park Harvest Festival, will aim to illustrate and clarify what it means to eat local. This community-driven event...

Englewood Elementary to get Library Makeover

Englewood Elementary School library is going to be transformed with a big media center makeover on Friday. The school library is going to be transformed into a new eco-friendly, inspirational place to learn. The final touches will be made on Friday, with a grand reveal including a ribbon-cutting ceremony and...

Lake County Officially Embraces Social Media

After months of internal testing and training, Lake County is promoting its new social media accounts, which helps provide another method for local residents to receive important updates about Lake County Government activities. “With Florida’s Public Records Law, putting social media to good use for county government was a tricky...

Disability Mentoring Day will welcome more than 200 students

More than 200 students will learn about options after high school during the Central Florida Disability Mentoring Day Career Fair and Networking Event.

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center begins a yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary in the historic 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando with a free 10th Anniversary Party and special museum admission prices, Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake

More than 170,000 participants nationwide will visit their favorite public parks, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests to learn and enjoy more about these treasured places as part of National Public Lands Day.  On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Orlando will host...

New Exhibit Honors First Black U.S. President

Crealdé School of Art will unveil a new exhibit entitled The Art of Hope: A Regional Juried Exhibition Commemorating the First African-American U.S. President, Barack Obama on October 8, 2010.

Lemon Bay High School Theatre Premieres Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - the musical already seen by more than 80 million people throughout the world – is making a triumphant entrance to the stage of Lemon Bay High School Theatre Department in Spring of 2011. Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s phenomenal hit first burst onto...

Win An Easy As One Conservation Kit Via DEP Twitter Contest

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s  (DEP) Easy As One initiative is hosting a Twitter contest to celebrate National Pollution Prevention Week beginning today and going through Sunday, September 26. Easy As One will tweet one pollution prevention tip per day that will be tagged #FLP2Week at random times from...

Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Keynotes Masters Circle’s Conference

Decorated veteran of 27-years speaks on the importance of Military healthcare and readiness Who: West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead, the first woman in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level in Iraq and Afghanistan. What: General Becky Halstead, will be...

Orlando Mayor Dyer Calls for Veterans Day Parade Applications

WHAT: Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council have released participant applications for the City of Orlando’s 2010 Veterans Day Parade now available on the City of Orlando’s Web site at www.cityoforlando.net. The City’s Veterans Day Parade offers a unique and patriotic opportunity for the Central Florida community to honor our...

LakeXpress to participate in Eustis Heights Elementary Event

For the second consecutive year, the Lake County Department of Economic Development & Community Services, Public Transportation Division, will participate in “Transportation Day” on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eustis Heights Elementary, located at 310 W. Taylor Ave. in Eustis. “This is an excellent opportunity to...

Continental Moves Operations to Terminal B at OIA

Continental Airlines has moved its Orlando operations from Terminal A to Terminal B at Orlando International Airport (MCO), beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, a release said. Continental's move will centralize its proximity to fellow Star Alliance members United and US Airways, already located in Terminal B. The ticketing and check-in counter...

Disney Character Look-Alike Performer Auditions

Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking male and female performers with engaging personalities to portray Disney Character Look-alikes at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida.

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

WHAT: Fourth Annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims WHEN: September 24, 2010 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM WHERE: Mayor Carl T. Langford Park – 1808 East Central Bl., Orlando, FL: WHO: Area law enforcement representatives and local dignitaries will join the families of several Central Florida murder...

Schools Participate in “Pinwheels for Peace 2010”

Several Orange County Public Schools will participate in “Pinwheels for Peace”, an international art and literacy project, on September 21st. Also known as a tribute to "whirled peace", students participate by creating and planting hundreds of pinwheels to adorn their school campus for International Day of Peace. Students express their...

Phil Brown Assumes Top Post at GOAA

Phil Brown, former Deputy Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. He has responsibility for all aspects of development and operations for both Orlando International (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airports. Brown was unanimously approved by...

Urban League Celebrates Founders’ Day

The Central Florida Urban League joins the National Urban League and affiliates across the country in celebration of National Urban League Founders' Day, September 29, 2010. As it launches its second century of civil rights and social justice leadership, the Urban League Movement looks to its founders for inspiration...

Deadline for Lake County Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Program Looms

The deadline of Sept. 30 is fast approaching for Lake County homeowners and small business owners to submit applications for the County’s energy efficiency retrofit pilot program. As part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, Lake County is conducting a pilot program by selecting one home and...

OFD Hosts the PINK HEALS Pink Fire Engine Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness

WHAT: To kick off breast cancer awareness month which begins in October, the Orlando Fire Department (OFD) is hosting the traveling PINK HEALS pink fire engine this Friday, September 17. Firefighters in pink bunker gear will use this event to promote, educate and encourage those men, women and children who...

More County Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today announced that eleven Florida county health departments (CHD) have received national Project Public Health Ready recognition from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for meeting...

Stop The Killing–Start Living Rally

WHAT: Stop The Killing--Start Living Rally WHERE: Courtyard of J-Mart Shopping center (Corner of Hiawassee and Silver Star Road) WHEN: October 9, 2010 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Commissioner Moore Russell has joined forces with  K.N.E.C, a faith based organization made up of a consortium of churches and concerned citizens, to address the...

Florida’s State Parks Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, by paying tribute to the many Hispanic historical and cultural resources preserved at Florida’s 160 state parks.

Orlando Magic to Host Charity Golf Tourney

The Magic will host the 20th Annual Orlando Magic Championship for Charity Golf Tournament. The event is expected to have more than 200 golf participants, along with one-of-a-kind Magic auction items and an awards luncheon.

State Rep. Hazelle Rogers to Host Jobs Summit

With job creation and putting Floridians back to work as top priorities, state Representative Hazelle Rogers will host a Workforce Summit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the Inverrary Country Club, 3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill.  The event is free and open to the public....

Portraits of Hunger Showcase

On Thursday, September 30, more than 100 people will take part in Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s “Portraits of Hunger” competition showcase party at Enzian’s Eden Bar. The event is free and open to the public.

National Addictions and Recovery Month Concert

Event Location: National Tabernacle Church, Pastor Mae Chester 1100 Bethune Dr Orlando, Fl 32805 Saturday, Sept 25th @ 7pm

Central Florida Groups to Rally Tomorrow in Orlando to Oppose Amendment 4

Business, civic and labor groups from across Central Florida rally in Orlando to support the “Vote No on 4” campaign. The “Regional Rally” is aimed at building energy and momentum for the “Vote No on 4” Campaign in Central Florida’s seven-county region.

New Restaurant Opens Its Doors To Excellent Reviews

Chef Eddie’s Restaurant owned and operated by Executive Chef Eddie James is located in the heart of Washington Shore’s Community at the old Queen Bee Restaurant. The establishment has been completely renovated with new seating, freshly painted, clean, and a relaxing environment to compliment the exquisite cooking and menu....