Latest Issue: April 2015

Heroes Honored for Saving Man's Life

Heroes Honored for Saving Man's Life

March 23 2015

On February 19, as a part of the Orange County Fire Department’s participation in the American HeartAssociation’s National Heart Month, Orange County Fire Rescue presented Lifesaving Awards and Lifesaving
Award uniform pins to five crew members at Station 72 for their dedicated efforts that resultedin saving the life of a pulse-less patient who suffered a heart attack on Jan. 5, 2015.

That day, following a 911 call, the “A Shift” crew from Station 72
responded to an unresponsive patient in the City of Belle Isle. Firefighter/
paramedics performed CPR for more than 20 minutes on scene, where
the patient remained pulse-less. They loaded the patient onto the rescue
unit where they used a 12-lead electrocardiogram report to diagnose him
as having a heart attack. They continued to perform advanced cardiac life
support measures which finally returned a pulse. Upon arrival to Orlando
Regional Medical Center, the patient was moved to a heart catheterization
lab, where doctors opened the clogged arteries of the heart. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Orange County District 3 Commissioner, Pete Clarke, along with
Associate EMS Medical Director for Salvatore Silvestri joined Fire Chief
Otto Drozd III in recognizing the crew for their phenomenal achievement.
Belle Isle Vice Mayor Lydia Pisano attended as well. Best of all, the patient,
along with his wife and several friends were on hand. The patient, Dale
Horton, expressed his deepest gratitude and spoke to the media about his
experience and remarkable recovery.

April 2015

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Easter with Grace

Apr 02 2015

Ends in 5 days

Thursday, April 2nd 6:30 PM Sunday, April 5th - 7 AM, 8:30 AM,10:45 AM Please join with us in worship at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church as we celebrate this most holy season of the year. Our traditional Thursday service, with communion, will be held at 6:30 PM. An Easter morning Sunrise service will be held in the courtyard starting at 7:00 AM. Easter Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:45 will feature the Chancel Choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus. Dr. Pittendreigh will deliver a message at all three services. Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 1655 Peel Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. 407-898-6571

Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

Apr 04 2015

10:00am - Noon Wadeview Park 2177 S. Summerlin Avenue Orlando, FL 32806 FREE EGG HUNT(5th grade and under) and FREE HOT DOG LUNCH Sponsored by Christ Church of Orlando 2200 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 “You’re Gonna Love This Church!”

Alternatives to Traditional Vegetable Gardening

Apr 04 2015

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM You do not have to grow your vegetables in the backyard garden soil. Learn the basic information about alternative ways to grow vegetables in the home garden including containers, raised beds, grow boxes, and hydroponic methods. $5. Register at http://gardenflorida.eventbrite.com

Easter Service - Christ Church

Apr 05 2015

9:00 am, 10:45 am & 12:30 pm Hunting for more than colored eggs and marshmallow peeps this Easter? Join us at Christ Church of Orlando where you just might find out that Easter changes everything! 2200 S. Orange Ave. - Orlando, FL 32806 407-856-4999 ChristChurchOrlando.org

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Apr 06 2015

10:00 - 11:00 am Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Story Time provided by the Orange County Library System 10:00 am - 10:15 am Infant Time (up to 18 mo) 10:20 am - 10:35 am Toddler Time(18 mo-2yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3 to 5 yrs)

Roses for Central Florida

Apr 10 2015

Ends in about 1 month

Friday, April 10, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Thursday, April 30, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Roses can be difficult to grow in central Florida. Learn what type of roses do best in our climate and tips on how to keep them looking healthy and in bloom. FREE. Register at http://gardenflorida.eventbrite.com

Messiah Choral Society Sing-along

Apr 10 2015

7:30 PM First Congregational Church 225 S Interlachen Ave, Winter Park Fl If you love to sing, we invite you to be part of our annual Sing-Along.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah”.  Karen Lecky-Springer, our Chorus Master, and our Accompanist, Kristine Griffin, will be with us as we perform this most magnificent and powerful musical composition.  Please join us.

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Apr 10 2015

Ends in 12 days

At Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show times: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes will be offered. Demonstration of faceting stones, cabochons, wire wrapping and chain maille. Family Activities. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. See website: www.cfmgs.org, gem show page, for $1 coupon off admission.

Antigone

Apr 10 2015

Ends in 12 days

April 10th &11th at 7:30pm April 12th at 2pm Cornerstone Charter Theatre Company presents Antigone, the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles! Antigone’s brothers have just died in a brutal battle, and the new king has decreed that one of her brothers cannot be honored with a decent burial. Antigone makes a choice that will affect everyone around her. The event will also showcase an art gallery, displaying the talents of Cornerstone Charter Academy’s art students. The art gallery will open half an hour before each show.  

Theatre Games Workshop Presented by the Dr. Phillips Center

Apr 11 2015

Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library - 11 a.m. Experience what the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has to offer in a free Theater Games class. Participants will learn a variety of theatrical concepts through games that encourage team building, promote self-confidence, develop the creative imagination and increase spontaneity in a fun and safe environment. Ages 8-12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended.

Spring Rummage Sale

Apr 11 2015

8:00 AM -1:00 PM Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 1655 Peel Ave. - Orlando, Fl. 32806 Spring Rummage Sale: Lots of treasures for sale! Come see what we have to offer. The sale is sponsored by Grace Covenant Women’s Council. All proceeds benefit outreach missions.  The sale takes place in Conway Hall, across the court yard from our sanctuary. 407-898-6571

SLYDOG Performance

Apr 11 2015

8:30 pm to 1:00 am Conway’s local band, SLYDOG returns to Fish on Fire,  located on the corner of McCoy Rd and Daetwyler Dr, Orlando, 32812. 407.812. 6881

Preschool: R is for Robot

Apr 11 2015

Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library    3 p.m. Shapes, sorting and early math concepts will inspire S.T.E.M. learning for your little one. Robot fun with crafts, activities and stories. Ages 3-5.

Children’s Consignment Sale

Apr 18 2015

8am - 12 pm First Christian Church of Orlando 2565 East Kaley Ave. Hosted by the Greater Orlando Moms of Twins and Triplets. Gently used clothing from newborn to elementary age; maternity/nursing; baby gear, bedding, toys, and so much more! $1 cash entry fee is a donation to our non profit organization that supports the Easter Seals and local families with multiple birth children. Cash and credit/debit accepted for purchases.  Follow us on Facebook - GOMOTT Children’s consignment sale Visit Gomott.org for club information

6th Annual UCF Book Festival

Apr 18 2015

“Join the University of Central Florida in welcoming dozens of new, established, and well-known authors for the April 18th, 2015! The UCF Book Festival features nationally renowned writers including this year’s keynote, Terry McMillan, author of bestsellers “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale.” Book signings and sales, panel discussions, children and teen workshops, cooking demos, food trucks, and more will be part of this one-day event at the Morgridge International Reading Center, Teaching Academy, and Education Complex at UCF. There’s something for readers of every age, and parking and admission are free. Visit bookfestival.ucf.edu for details, location information, volunteer opportunities, and more.”

6th Annual UCF Book Festival

Apr 18 2015

“Join the University of Central Florida in welcoming dozens of new, established, and well-known authors for the April 18th, 2015! The UCF Book Festival features nationally renowned writers including this year’s keynote, Terry McMillan, author of bestsellers “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale.” Book signings and sales, panel discussions, children and teen workshops, cooking demos, food trucks, and more will be part of this one-day event at the Morgridge International Reading Center, Teaching Academy, and Education Complex at UCF. There’s something for readers of every age, and parking and admission are free. Visit bookfestival.ucf.edu for details, location information, volunteer opportunities, and more.”

Family Breakfast with Mr. Richard

Apr 18 2015

9:30am to 10:30am Chick-fil-A - 2885 S. Orange Avenue,  32806 With sing-along tunes about skunks, cool snakes and a girl pilot. Mr Richard plays for hip kids.

Barber Park Farmer’s Market

Apr 19 2015

Conway Farmers market at Barber Park Saturday, April 19th. visit www.conwaymarket.org

Deciduous Fruit as an Alternative to Citrus

Apr 28 2015

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Have you recently lost your Citrus trees to Citrus Greening? Have you wondered what other fruit trees can you add to your home garden? Maybe apples, peaches, nectarines or persimmons would be a good alternative for you. Learn about these and other deciduous fruit as an alternative for citrus. $5. Register at http://gardenflorida.eventbrite.com