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.

September 2014

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Community Calendar

Greater Orlando Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Sep 04 2014

At the Pine Castle Woman’s Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809. Program topic is “The debate that never was between (Gen.) George McClellan and (President) Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1864.” Everyone is welcome to come hear this debate and participate in the discussion.

Date Night at Leu Gardens

Sep 05 2014

8:00 pm See a classic movie or current feature film on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida. This months film is Stuck in Love Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Gardens open at 6:00 pm and movie begins at 8:30pm, Cost: $6 adults, $3 kids

Parenting Without Pressure

Sep 07 2014

Ends in 25 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

Simple Solutions – Fermenting

Sep 09 2014

10:00 am to 12:00 pm A demonstration of making your own tasty fermented foods. Class is $12.00 per person. Register and pay online at:

DivorceCare Series Begins

Sep 09 2014

Tuesdays at 6:30 P.M. First Baptist Church of Pine Castle 1001 Hoffner Ave. 407-855-4741 fbcpine 

4th Annual Basket Social

Sep 13 2014

Mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Basket Social for an opportunity to win beautiful gift baskets and prizes! Refreshments too!! Tickets: 25 for a $10 donation. View baskets and submit tickets between 4:00 and 5:00pm. Drawings begin at 5:00pm. This year proceeds will go for necessary repairs to our church, such as roofing, flooring, and sidewalks. Located at Azalea Park United Methodist Church (50 Willow Dr, Orlando 32807. For more information contact our church office at 407-277-3472 or visit our web site at

Counsel for Caregivers

Sep 18 2014

12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 to be held on Delirium, Dementia, Depression – How to Tell the Difference & Why it Matters by Dr. Robin Creamer, Florida Hospital. Please RSVP to or 407.836.7446.

Fall Plant and Garden Festival

Sep 20 2014

The Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their Annual Fundraiser this month. This is their 2014 Fall Plant and Garden Festival at Orange County Extension Education Center. The proceeds from this event go toward increasing the visibility of Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers and projects throughout the county.

GOMOTT Children’s Consignment Sale

Sep 20 2014

8am - 12 pm At 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 and maternity/nursing. Baby gear, bedding, toys, and so much more! $1 cash entry fee is a donation to our non profit organization that supports local families with multiple birth children. Cash and credit/debit accepted for purchases. Follow the sale on Facebook by liking “GOMOTT Children’s Consignment Sale”. for club information.

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

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:

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: