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May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month!

May 17th, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States(70,000 worldwide).  I know all too well how devastating this disease can be. A friend of over 50 years has a son fighting for his life and awaiting a double lung transplant. […]

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Come Be Among the Birds…Central Florida Style

April 18th, 2012

Maitland is known as the birthplace of the Florida Audubon Society. It is also known for it’s wonderful rehabilitation center, started here in 1979. Since its founding, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has treated over 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey (raptors), releasing more than 40% of these former patients back into […]

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2012 Florida Film Festival is almost upon us!

March 30th, 2012

This year’s Florida Film Festival features a record breaking 168 films respresenting 31 countries. Running from April 13-22, films will be shown at the following venues – Enzian Theater, Regal Winter Park Village 20, Winter Garden Theater, and Central Park on Park Avenue.    Every year the Florida Film Festival premieres the best in current […]

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Art & History – Maitland – Central Florida

February 9th, 2012

With a MissionStatement like this – “We engage the public by educating, collecting, preserving, interpreting, exhibiting, and promoting art and history reflective of the American experience inspired by Maitland’s heritage and the legacy of André Smith’s Research Studio. Through our multidisciplinary collections, unique architectural environment, and inspirational programming, we stimulate thought, spark the imagination, enrich […]

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Central Florida Last Minute Gift Idea!

December 19th, 2011

What do you get someone who has everything they need? How about an eagle, osprey or even an owl? At the Florida Audubon Birds of Prey Center in Maitland there are many birds just waiting for a family to adopt them. Click on their website link and start shopping for that perfect bird gift. Then, plan […]

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Fridays Nights at the Morse Museum

December 14th, 2011

The Morse Museum of American Art is proud to annouce their “Fridays Nights” program. Now through April, the museum provides free admission every Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Every Friday in December has live music too. Come enjoy the exquisite Tiffany pieces, along with a variety of other art and mediums. Before or after the […]

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Culture & Cocktails in Maitland, Central Florida!

November 8th, 2011

Culture & Cocktails Join us for the not-to-be-missed social event for art lovers! Our first event of the 2011-2012 arts season takes place on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, both inside and outside of the Maitland Art Center’s Germaine Marvel Building. Guests are sure to enjoy this evening of art, music, […]

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Autumn at Central Florida B&B!

October 17th, 2011

When you mention Fall, those from up north picture colorful maple leaves over vast hilly areas. We in the North Orlando Maitland Winter Park area also experience Fall, but in a different manner. The days are cooler and less humid, the yards are greener and the beautiful Golden Rain Tree shows off it’s spectacular colors. […]

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Central Florida Inn Celebrates 19 years!

September 20th, 2011

Thurston House, the only North Orlando bed & breakfast accommodation in Maitland Winter Park celebrates 19 years! Guests have been from far reaching places, coming from 24 countries, every state and even 4 territories. One claim to fame was when Florence Henderson – yes Mrs. Brady – stayed with us for several nights while filming […]

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Special Event Venues in Central Florida

August 31st, 2011

Thurston House Bed & Breakfast in Maitland is a beautiful place, but alas we cannot host special events. That’s OK, because it means that our fabulous setting amid 8 lakefront acres will be a quiet oasis for your getaway.  Just minutes away from us there are five inspirational venues for your celebration or meeting . At […]

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