Orlando Briefs

The City of Orlando, in coordination with URS Corporation, will host a Pre-Construction Public Open House for the Pres Barack Obama Parkway Extension project. The City Project Team and the Contractor, Hubbard Construction Company, will be available to discuss the project and the upcoming Phase One construction that is...
WHO: Black Business Investment Fund WHAT: 15th Annual Black Business Investment Fund Networking Experience WHEN: Friday, May 14, 2010. WHERE: Camp Down Recreation Center 3409 Maguire Road, Windermere, Florida 34786 WHY: Over 400 of the area’s top executives, business owners, decision makers and local professionals are expected to attend, all in an effort to...
WHAT: Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service WHEN: Thursday  --  May 6,  2010  --  7:30 PM WHERE: Orange County Courthouse – 425 North Orange Avenue  -- Orlando, Florida 32801 Service will be conducted on the main entrance, north side of the building WHO:    Sheriff Jerry L. Demings and Orlando Police Chief Val Demings...
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is an international event in which law enforcement officers from around the world run the globe to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. The funds raised support the thousand...
Workforce Central Florida will host a Job Fair on April at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Companies such as MasterCorp, Inc, Burger King, EA Tiburon, Bank of America, Image Quest Worldwide, and Crown Plaza Universal, as well as a many more companies will be present.
The League of Women Voters of Florida and of Orange County will stand up to the latest power grab by Tallahassee politicians by holding a protest rally Monday at noon in Winter Park. The League will tell the Florida Legislature to stop trying to protect their district lines by...
Field  kitchens will ensure emergency repsonders are properly fed during disasters. Mobile Kitchen Round-up will provide training and experience for critical incident cooks and food service personnel. WHAT: Mobile Field Kitchen Roundup WHEN: This will be a two-day event – On Monday, April 26 U.S. Food Service Inc. will provide training...
Habitat for Humanity Orlando recently announced four new officers to its board of directors. Joaquin E. Martinez, president, is a partner at the Orlando law firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. where he focuses his legal practice on real estate transactions, development and finance. Brian Watson, vice president,...
RAMCON, LLC, a commercial roofing company in Florida was recently presented with the prestigious 2010 Firestone Master Contractor Award. The Tampa-based firm, is among 261 distinguished commercial roofing contractors to receive the award this year.
WHAT: “Tip a Cop” for the Special Olympics of Florida fundraising event WHEN:    Wednesday, April 21, 2010  --  4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  (Sheriff Demings will be working the 4 to 8 shift however the event will run from 4 to 9 PM.) WHERE: Joe’s Crab Shack  --  12124 South Apopka...
Please come meet Virginia and others as they share their experiences in the hope it will benefit others at the 6th annual “Advocates Working Together for Victims” .
Anthony Agyeman, a resident of Orlando, Florida (Zip Code 32808) has earned an Associate in Applied Science, Administrative/Management Studies from Excelsior College.
About 5 years ago, Rosemary Ashley started writing and recording what she called Sassy Alternative Music with intentionally designed lyrics to send messages of Universal Truth in the context of real-life emotions. Her album is called "From Primal to Divine". She is part of a growing movement of "positive"...
Come Celebrate the Pride, Legacy and Tradition of Arthur and Polly Mays High School. Make plans to celebrate the legacy of our beloved alma mater at the 2010 Curtis L. Armstrong Mays High “All Alumni” Ram Roundup on June 19, 2010 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Larry and...
The Law Offices of Barry L. Miller is pleased to announce two new additions to their mitigation/short sale division, Rosannie Troche, Esq. and Roberta Scott.  Ms. Troche originally from Florida graduated from The University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Minor in...
To help prevent lake pollution, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join volunteers from the Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. (CYDI) Orlando facility on a storm drain marking project to benefit Lake Holden. The group will help affix “No Dumping” signs to storm drains along South Division Avenue and West Grant Street.
Habitat for Humanity Orlando has hired James Tyson as its vice president of development.
Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO), a national organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence, announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Sharon Whitley.
Habitat for Humanity Orlando has launched its fundraising effort for “Women Build Week,” a volunteer-driven event designed to empower women to take action against poverty-level housing conditions. Habitat Orlando’s goal is to complement volunteer efforts by raising $100,000 – the cost to sponsor one Habitat home. The organization needs more fundraising teams to meet their goal for Women Build Week.
Newly launched “Trucks Across America” has selected Habitat for Humanity Orlando as the first organization to receive its services. The nonprofit provides trucks, trailers, drivers and gas to other non-profits at no cost.
Roger Oxendale, MBA, has been named CEO of Nemours Children's Hospital and will be joining the organization in April 2010. This is a new leadership position for the integrated pediatric facility, under construction at the Lake Nona Medical Campus near Orlando, Florida. He will also serve as a Nemours...
The Focus on Females Education Foundation, Inc. will be hosting the FREE 5th Annual Focus on Females Women’s Healthcare Symposium on Saturday March 27, 2010 at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.
The People Power Hour's George Crossley is organizing a demonstration in support of the right of independent taxi drivers to work the Orange County Convention Center free of artificial restrictions placed upon them by Mears, Star, etc. via their proxies on the Orange County Commission.