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Spring Fun Central Florida Style

April 22nd, 2015

Spring Fun Central Florida Style means lots of sun, birds and beautiful flowers. Gardens awaken with beautiful colorful blooms. Birds are in their active nesting season and spend a lot of time entertaining us with their antics in the yard. The sun is up longer and more beautiful each day too. There is so much […]

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Zora Festival 2015!

January 22nd, 2015

Starting this Saturday, Zora Festival 2015!brings you “Rhythams of the Diaspora: The Influence and Impact of the Music Created by People of African Ancestry”. From storytelling, to music, a museum opening , a preservation conference , and worship, this special event has it all. The week long event is capped off by a 2 day Outdoor […]

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Dali Central Florida – A Maitland Marvel!

January 16th, 2015

Just a week after the Maitland Art Center proudly accepted its’ National Historic Landmark designation, it opens a long awaited and much anticipated Salvador Dali exhibit! The Spanish surrealist painter has been called one of the biggest artistic names in history, and certainly the most famous to be displayed at the center. The Research Studio […]

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Newest National Historic Landmark Florida

January 7th, 2015

The newest National Historic Landmark Florida, and the only one in Orange County, is being dedicated tomorrow! It is such an honor for all of us who live in Maitland. The Maitland Art Center was built by Andre Smith in 1937 to be used as an artists’ colony. The complex of buildings and courtyards, considered […]

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Mt. Vernon Best Western Closed in Winter Park

December 3rd, 2014

November 3rd a long time hotel Mt. Vernon Best Western Closed in Winter Park. This instituation offered guest accommodations to visitors from all over the world for many years. Sadly, the hotel was tired and had run its’ life. It will be demolished next year, and in its place will be a new development. It will […]

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Plan Ahead Holiday Celebration Maitland History

November 5th, 2014

The holidays are almost here and there is a great 2014 Holiday Celebration Maitland History to tell you about. The historic Waterhouse Residence Museum, circa 1884, will be dressed for an entirely new Christmas exhibition. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is the theme, as seen from the view of each Waterhouse family member. Traditions from the […]

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National Historic Landmark Orange County, Florida

October 1st, 2014

I am proud to announce that the Maitland Art Center has become the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County and the 44th National Historic Landmark in the state of Florida. Just awarded yesterday, this designation applies to places that “exceptionally illustrate or interpret the heritage of the United States.” The center is one of […]

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A New-Old House in Central Florida

September 25th, 2014

It’s time for a New-Old House in Central Florida. Thurston House Bed & Breakfast is getting a facelift, with a variety of wood repairs and a new paint scheme. After being in business for 22 years, celebrating this anniversary September 15th, it is time for a change! We enjoy  a lot of regular returning guests so […]

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22 Years for North Orlando Bed & Breakfast!

August 28th, 2014

22 years for North Orlando Bed & Breakfast! It seems like just yesterday when I was scraping paint off all of the woodwork in this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Farmhouse. Now guests can’t get enough of it’s beautiful glowing character. It is almost alive with unique graining and color. It is just one of the things […]

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Rollin’s College 2014 School Year Begins

August 1st, 2014

Rollin’s College 2014 School Year Begins in just 24 days! Students come from all over the world to attend this renowned school. The campus overlooking Lake Virginia has beautiful buildings with classic Florida architecture dating back to the 1880’s.     Along with the students, Rollin’s College enjoys a variety of visitors. Parents often will […]

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