Latest Issue: September 2014

A Kinder, Gentler Airport

A Kinder, Gentler Airport

September 01 2014

Picking up passengers at OIA drastically changed after 9/11. Before 9/11you were able to park for a limited time in the outside lane of the Arrivals level. After 9/11, you were met with a whistle blowing attendant waving you off to an endless loop until you could actually spot your arriving passenger standing at the curb. The official policy for picking up passengers on the OIA website states: “Picking up passengers at the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Curb (Level 2) outside Terminal A or Terminal B is still permitted; however, vehiclesmay not be stationary unless actively loading passengers and/or baggages, and under no circumstances may vehicles be left unattended. Therefore please use the FREE! Cell Phone Lot and allow at least 20 minutes after aircraft arrival time (30 minutes if passenger has checked baggage) to allow for passengers to transfer to Terminal A or Terminal B, and exit the baggage claim area. To determine on which Terminal (A or B) your airline operates, please visit the Airlines page of our website.”

The following is from an online forum where some complaints regarding passenger pick up at OIA were discussed:
“But what I will harp on is how gestapo-esque the security people are when driving through the pick-up area. Boy do these people like their jobs and whistles a little too much. Don’t get caught sitting and waiting for your peoples to get their bags. And please, please do not leave your car unattended to run inside. Unless of course you enjoy your car being towed.

This policy seems to have changed a little in the last few months. The
annoying man with the whistle is not as ever-present as he once was. It
appears that the public is actually being cut a little slack in the enforcement of the rules. This policy is not official--just an observation. After checking with several departments at the airport, no one would confirm a change in the existing policy. So adherence to the rules is still required. But things appear to be a little kinder and gentler at passenger pick up. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Community Calendar

Parenting Without Pressure

Sep 07 2014

Ends in 5 days

5:00 to 7:00 pm Everyone’s Counseling Center of the ECC will be conducting a three or four session seminar program on Parenting Without Pressure, as authored by Teresa Langston at Delaney Baptist Church. It will be held on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 PM in Room D101. Please register with Mary Livingston, at

Yeast Bread Making

Sep 27 2014

9:30am to 12:00pm This hands-on class will be limited to 16 people so that everyone will get a chance to practice skills such as: liquid and dry measuring; hand mixing; electric mixing; kneading; watching a large dough hook; knowing what rising-till-double means; and how to tell when your yeast bread is fully baked. Class is $12.00 per person Register and pay online at:

Central Florida Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

Sep 27 2014

8:30 am to 4:00 pm University Club of Winter Park, 841 Park Ave North, Winter Park, FL. The University Club is on the corner of Park Ave & Webster Ave. Free parking . Featuring genealogical speaker and author, Dr. Thomas Jones. He works full time as a genealogical researcher, writer, editor and educator. He is a retired professor of education at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a trustee and past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is currently on staff at the Samford Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research. CFGS Members: $40.00; Non-members: $45.00 (lunch included). Call for more information: 407.629.1972

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Oct 01 2014

Ends in about 1 month

Check out five items with your library card at any library location, October 1-30, and receive a coupon for one free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley playing at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater from October 23 - November 22. In-person check out only. Tickets will not be mailed. Not valid for previous checkouts, books by mail or e-book downloads. Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else, until he makes a wish to be as flat as a pancake… and his wish comes true! Scour the globe with Flat Stanley in this whirlwind musical travelogue as he becomes the ultimate exchange student and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes! For more information visit

Date Night at Leu Gardens

Oct 03 2014

7:30 pm See a classic movie or current feature film on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida. This months film is The Birds (PG13) Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Great food and drinks are available for purchase. Gardens open at 6:00 pm and movie begins at 7:30pm. Cost: $6 adults, $3 kids, Free for members.

4-H Kick Off Event

Oct 04 2014

10 am to 1 pm Join O.C. 4-H at the 7th annual Kick Off Event! Learn more about 4-H opportunities for youth and adults, find out about clubs in your area & sign up for this program year. Held at the OCEEC. For more info call (407) 254-9222 or visit This event is FREE.

Conway Days

Oct 04 2014

9am - 3 pm Conway United Methodist Church celebrates our Conway Neighborhood. Fun for the whole family, huge rummage sale, craft sale, many venders, bake sale, taco salad, hot dogs, BBQ, popcorn. Train rides, bounce house and games for the young ones. Live entertainment. Come join the fun 9:00 to 3:00 Rummage sale starts at 8:00 The Russell Home for Atypical Children, Inc. will host its 3rd Annual 5K Run in Cypress Grove Park on October 25, 2014.

Race for a Cure

Oct 04 2014

8am, 5 -9 pm Family Event @ 529 E. Fairlane Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32809. Mammograms will be provided by Women’s Center for Radiology. To make an apt. and information on what to bring to the appt. call 407-841-0822 (X2). When calling for apt. have forms available (on website and insurance information.  Save the TA-TA Party 5 to 9 pm. Entertainment by “Feel So Right” with racing games and decorated Pink apparel contest. No cover charge, all donations and proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness.

4-H Kick Off Event

Oct 04 2014

Join Orange County 4-H at the 7th annual Kick Off Event! Learn more about 4-H opportunities for youth and adults, find out about clubs in your area & sign up for this program year. Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road, 32812. Saturday October 4th from 10:00 - 1:00 PM. (407) 254-9222 FREE

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Oct 06 2014

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 months) 10:20 am - 10:35 am Toddler Time (18 mntht - 2yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3 to 5 yeaars)

Irrigation Basics

Oct 09 2014

6-7:30pm This class will teach you basic irrigation system maintenance, how to use your clock and provide you with information on new ways to manage your irrigation system. FREE Register on-line at:

Class of 1974 - 40th BHS Reunion

Oct 11 2014

At Doc’s Streetside Grill across from ORMC. All interested contact Nancy Fournier. Hal Childress, or Theresa Frazen Palaez at the following link:

Huge Yard Sale

Oct 11 2014

7am - 2 pm At First Christian Church located at 2565 E. Kaley Avenue (in the multipurpose building) 407-898-1001. Clothes, furniture, dishes, electronics, toys, collectibles, tools, books and more.

Jazz’n Blues Stroll

Oct 11 2014

7:00 – 10:00 pm. The Jazz’n Blues Stroll is an amazing evening in Orlando’s most beautiful garden under a starry Florida sky with performances from The Betty Fox Band, Dave Capp Project and Mud Rooster. Each band will be located in three areas of the 50-acre garden. Stroll from band to band or pick out your favorite area in the gardens and enjoy the event. Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite foods and drink, alcohol is permitted. Seating is recommended, either chairs or blanket - this is an outdoor event. Advance Tickets on sale Monday, September 29, 2014, $17 general admission, $12 Garden Members. Tickets day of can be purchased at the door for $22. Purchase advance tickets at Leu Gardens’ Gift Shop or online at Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803. For more information, call 407.246.2620 or visit the Gardens’ website at

Science Cafe: Visualizing the Unseen: Advances in Archaeological Technology

Oct 14 2014

6:30 p.m. Orlando Public Library, Library Central Archaeologists are taking advantage of new technologies to ask bigger questions, reevaluate their findings, and apply this knowledge to future decisions that will affect humanity. Join Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Kevin Gidusko to learn more about the new era of archeological investigations. This program is appropriate for adults and children in grades four and up.

American Girl® Dance Jam

Oct 15 2014

3:30 p.m. Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library - Saturday, October 18, 3 p.m. Bring along your favorite American Girl® doll and discover your own way to shine as we celebrate “Isabelle™, the 2014 Girl of the Year®, with a dance party. Ages 6-12

Cool Season Vegetable Gardening

Oct 15 2014

10-11:30am The Cool Season garden is the easiest vegetable garden to grow. Learn basic information about what to do in the vegetable garden in the cool season (October - March). With the humidity and temperatures winding down there is a lot that can be done in the vegetable garden. It is time for the leafy vegetables, root vegetables, and herbs. Learn what works well at this time of year and have a bountiful harvest. $4 in advance/$5 at door per household. Register at

5th Annual Silent Auction

Oct 16 2014

The Board of Directors of Pine Castle Pioneer Days* is pleased to announce Old Florida Bank this event. Attendees will be treated to complimentary appetizers. The evening will feature a cash bar, live music, and living history performers in period costume for some great photo-ops. And, of course, there will be some great items up for bid on the auction table. Invitations and a catalog of auction items will be sent out at the end of September. To donate an item/service to the auction table and to make sure your name is on the invitation list, please email or phone 407-427-9692

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles

Oct 21 2014

6-7:30pm This class will go through the 9 principles of Florida- Friendly Landscaping™ step by step to help you learn basic landscape maintenance best management practices. The 9 principles will help to save you money while conserving and protecting our water resources. FREE Register on-line at:

25th Annual Haunting Story Telling

Oct 24 2014

:30 pm to 9:45 pm. Harry P. Leu Gardens presents the 25th annual haunting story telling event in Central Florida. Ghost Stories on creaky garden gates open at 6:00 pm and a ghost host will summon some ghouls to tell you stories of wicked things lurking in the dark and if you believe, keep a watchful eye, there are many things flying by. Goose-bump stories begin at 7:30 pm on the lawn at the Leu House Museum, an 1880’s home which some claim is haunted. Bring a blanket or chairs – this is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Food, drinks and “treats” will be available for purchase. Stories can be frightening for young children. Admission: $10.00 per adult & $5.00 per child (17 years and under) and Leu Members. Children 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are purchased the night of the event, so arrive early. For more information, call the Gardens at 407.246.2620 or check the Gardens’ website at

American Legion Rummage Sale

Oct 25 2014

8 am - 1 pm  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 286 Rummage Sale’s proceeds will go to veterans, children and community projects.  Multiple households are donating, items include clothes, household items, books, toys and etc. Join us and support our Mission of “Service not Self” in enhancing the lives of veterans, active duty military and their families. 529 E. Fairlane Ave, Orlando, FL 32809 407-859-1460

Lakeshore Landscapes

Oct 25 2014

10-11:30am Right plant right place is the overriding principle in a Florida Landscape including the shoreline. This presentation will guide you in making the best decisions for your shoreline landscape and help to protect the waterfront. It will explain the purpose of the band of life surrounding the lake and provide information to assist in planning your lakeside maintenance or restoration. FREE Register on-line at:

Conway Farmers Market

Oct 26 2014

1:00 am – 3:00 pm At Barber Park Produce, Bakery items, Plants, Arts & Crafts and Local Businesses.Children’s Bounce House and activities Music from local schools to entertain and food trucks. For more information and details on how you can participate, call Joshua Perry, Site Supervisor at Barber Park 407-254-6860 or Email Jackie Blake at

Halloween Safe Night

Oct 30 2014

6 - 8 pm The American Legion Post 286 Family invite children to a Safe Fun Night. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Games, prizes, costume contest and treats to the first 100 Children. 529 E. Fairlane Ave. Orlando.

1st Annual 5K Run/Walk - Lace up to Buckle Up

Nov 01 2014

8:00am Held in the City of Belle Isle at the corner of Waltham and Randolph. Cornerstone Charter School. Get Signed Up Today!!! The mission of the Foundation is to save lives through raising awareness and educating teens to ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEATBELT. The Foundation has established educational scholarships for graduating seniors. Since May, 2011 $10,000 in educational scholarships have been awarded. For more information visit or on Facebook @ Always Wear Your Seatbelt Foundation.

Belle Isle Turns 90 Saturday, November 8

Nov 08 2014

Festivities will begin with a parade, a 90th birthday cake, an arts & crafts sidewalk festival, food trucks, entertainment throughout the day, ending with a movie night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Academy football field. Updates, vendor applications and parade route can be found on the cities website.

Golf Tournament

Nov 08 2014

8 am Hunters Creek Golf Course 8 am Shotgun start 4-person teams – Best Ball Scramble $55.00 per player. Includes door prize, drink & meal tickets. To insure your spot, sign up NOW!!! Sponsorships are available Deadline to sign-up Nov. 3rd, 2014 Information call 407-859-1460

Handel’s Messiah - 42nd Annual Performance

Nov 30 2014

3 pm At the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. The Messiah Choral Society, conducted by Dr John V. Sinclair with professional soloist and & ochestra. Free Adnission, no tickets needed. You can help feed the hungry during the Holidays by bringing a nonperishable canned/packaged food to the performace to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Visit our website for more information: