Around Town

It’s almost back to school season! That means many parents are scrambling to get their children ready for school; some are even moving in order to get their children into better schools. One of the best areas in Orange County for schools is Windermere, which is just west of Downtown Orlando. Windermere is known for beautiful homes and communities and it’s home to some of the most highly-rated schools in Orange County. If you are currently looking to buy a new home in an area that gives you access to amazing schools, Windermere is the place to look at! This community is full of ‘A’ schools. What does that mean? It means these schools performed well enough in a state-wide Read More…

“Be the best place to live, work and play in Florida for today’s residents and future generations.” -City of Winter Park Sun Rail. Lake Lillian. Heritage Park. Rollins College. Separate entities that come together to make up the great city of Winter Park. The city has seen many changes and growth since its inception one hundred years ago. Did you know Winter Park started out as just a park, a main street, and a train station?  Since then, the simple vision of the city’s founders has grown to include Park Avenue, Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park Library, Peacock Fountain, a renewed Fairbanks Avenue, an Urban Forestry Management Plan, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and so much more! At the beginning Read More…

Attention all feline lovers! June is National Cat Adoption Month and what better way to celebrate than to find the purrfect new mate to welcome into your home? Here are some of the shelters located in Central Florida that may have your next furry friend!   The Cat Protection Society This no-kill shelter is located in Eustis, Florida and is open Monday through Saturday 11 AM – 2 PM. Established in 1997, this group was initially known as the Lake County Humane Society but soon outgrew their initial location and moved to seven acres out in Eustis. They have a large enclosed building that’s attached to two other “open-air pavilions” where cats roam around almost as if they were outdoors. Read More…

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Orlando has a number of activities and events taking place over the weekend so you can show your appreciation. So if you are still looking for some great ways to spoil Mom on her big day, we’ve got you covered.   Friday Fun Night We love Quantum Leap Winery and we are pretty sure Mom will too! This sustainable winery blends tradition with sustainability and provides customers with environmentally friendly wines. Even better? The Friday before Mother’s Day, May 11, Quantum Leap Winery hosts Wine Down with Food Truck Crazy. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, and large glasses of vino. If you are looking for something a little more low key, Read More…

If you’re looking for things to do in and around the Windermere area, here are a few great places for you to check out.     1) Windermere Country Club Windermere Country Club offers the whole family a casually upscale environment for playing golf, tennis, and swimming, as well as a variety of social events and activities There are various membership options available and golf facilities are open to the public.   For more information, visit the Windermere Country Club website.   2) Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando consistently provides phenomenal productions with amazing performers. Offering several workshops in performing arts education, it’s also a place where you Read More…