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.

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Community Calendar

Hidden Toxins in the Home

Jun 02 2015

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Protect your health and the health of your children, grandchildren and pets by learning more about potential toxins in your home environment. Learn simple action steps to reduce exposures and improve air quality and safety. Cost: $10 The cost includes training materials and refreshments. Pre-registration required:

Summer Fun Kickoff with MIX105.1

Jun 03 2015

3 p.m., Orlando Public Library MIX105.1 will help get the party started this summer with fun, interactive events for the entire family at the library. Bring the whole family for music, games, prizes and more!

Vacation Bible School

Jun 08 2015

Ends in 15 days

Dover Shores Baptist Church, 551 Gaston Foster Rd, Orlando 32822, will sponsor a Vacation Bible School for children in Pre-K through 6th grade each day from 9:00 - 12 Noon. There will also be a FAMILY DAY on Saturday, June 13, 9:00 - 1:00 including a children’s program, games, and food. Both events are free and open to the public. For information or to register, contact 407-277-5810 or

Anderson & Moopen Orthodontics Host Annual Skating Party

Jun 11 2015

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 Each year a patient appreciation party is hosted at Universal Entertainment on Goldenrod Road. Patients are urged to bring friends. Event is free. Bring your own skates or rentals are free. Thursday, June 11 at 7:00. Pick up tickets at the office at 3150 S. Conway Road.

Summer Vegetable Garden

Jun 13 2015

Summers are tough on the gardener and the vegetable garden crops. Learn basic information about what to do in the vegetable garden in the summer. Some vegetables will do well, some will be a challenge. Learn to work with the season in the Central Florida vegetable garden. $5 per household. Register at

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Jun 14 2015

7:30 PM “ Join your local Boy Scout Flag Honor Guard Crew 911 in an evening of revering Old Glory with a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Celebrate Flag Day, at the Conway United Methodist Church 3401 S Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812. The ceremony will be held in the back parking lot of the church. All Conway residents are invited, especially veterans, firefighters and policemen. Bring your torn, faded or old American Flags to be honorably retired.”

Flowers that Beat the Heat

Jun 16 2015

6:30pm-8:00pm Summers in Florida can be difficult for plants. Learn which annuals, perennials, and shrubs can beat the heat and provide you with color all summer long. FREE. Register at

Edgewood’s Annual Summer Celebration in the Park

Jun 18 2015

Join us at Edgewood City Hall on Thursday, June 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for our “School’s Out For The Summer”celebration. This is a free family event and a fun way to kick off summer. Music from DJ Raphael will be broadcasted from Raymond A. Bagshaw Park adjacent to Edgewood City Hall.

Counsel for Caregivers

Jun 18 2015

12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. Presentation held on “Who’s Who and What’s What Inside a Hospital,” given by Christine Higgins of Florida Hospital. Please RSVP to or 407.836.7446.

Teen Summer Kickoff – After Hours!

Jun 20 2015

7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Orlando Public Library Start your summer right - grab your friends and come hang out after hours at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, June 20 from 7-10 p.m. Dine on free pizza and Shake Shack’s frozen custard! Enjoy DJ beats and live music, gaming and more throughout the night. Take selfies at Madame Tussauds celebrity photo booth and play on Putting Edge’s mini-golf course. Be sure to wear white because the black lights will be in full force! Ages 13 to 18 welcome. Sponsored by Amerigroup, Madame Tussauds, Putting Edge and Shake Shack.

Vacation Bible School

Jun 22 2015

Ends in about 1 month

9 am - noon REGISTER online NOW at for our FREE Vacation Bible School! This promises to be a fun and exciting adventure-filled week! This is completely FREE for both Delaney and non-Delaney members and is for children who have completed Pre-K 4 through 5th grade. For questions, email

So You Want to Start a Community/ School Garden?

Jun 23 2015

6:30pm-8:00pm Growing vegetables in a community garden provides many benefits including a place to grow fresh produce if you do not have a place in your home landscape, live in a condo or apartment building, or just don’t want to dig up your yard. Learn about the ten steps to a successful community garden, what resources are available from the community and how to get started. Cost $5 per household. Register at Pre-Registration is required along with the non-refundable class FEE (if applicable). 407-254-9200

Greater Orlando Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Jun 25 2015

7 pm At the Pine Castle Women’s Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809 The first speaker will be Barry Nager drawing on his book TO BE FREE: The Civil Rights Movement Started with Reconstruction. Between speakers there will be an auction of multiple volumes of the Time-life Civil War series of collectible books. The second speaker will be Charles Motley Jr. speaking on “The Admiralty of the Confederate States of America” including some discussion of the CSS Shenandoah. Guests are always invited to the monthly club meeting and refreshments are provided. For information contact President/Commander-in- Chief Stephen Patrick at 407-889-0528.

Rummage Sale & Flea Market

Jul 30 2015

Ends in 2 months

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church hosts this popular, annual charitable event! There are lots of GREAT BARGAINS & FUN!  We Want  What You Don’t Need  Anymore!  DONATIONS ACCEPTED beginning on JULY 7th through JULY 26. 2015.  We gratefully accept:  Wearable clothing of all types, shoes, purses, jewelry, gifts, kid stuff, baby stuff, toys, household items, knick-knacks, linens, kitchenware, cookware, small & medium appliances, Christmas and Holiday decorations, CDs, sporting equipment, outdoor items, working lawn equipment, furniture, lamps, & artwork.   4545 Anderson Rd (across from Conway Middle School)For additional  information: call Susan 407.353.5353.