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Back To School at Rollin’s College!

August 11th, 2012

It’s that time of year that students start heading back to this area to settle in for the new school year. Rollin’s College is just minutes from Thurston House and over our 20 years in business we have had our share of parents and incoming students stay here. Just now we have a mother & […]

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Certified Wildlife Habitat in Central Florida!

July 10th, 2012

Our north Orlando Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Thurston House, proudly supports this program that is offered by the National Wildlife Federation.  It is a very simple process to qualify. By providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young, your garden can join the more than 150,000 Certifed Wildlife Habitat sites across the […]

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Andre Smith, Art & Maitland History

June 28th, 2012

Thurston House is just minutes from a most fascinating complex of buildings and gardens – The Maitland Art Center. “A Day in the Life of the Research Studio” June 8, 2012 – Sept. 19, 2012 André Smith (1880 – 1959) founded the Research Studio (now called the A&H’s Maitland Art Center) in 1937. He first […]

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Central Florida Amazing Bed & Breakfast Special Deal!

June 14th, 2012

Not often does a special this good come along. Thurston House in North Orlando, Maitland is offering a 30% discount for reservations booked by 6/20. Everyone loves a deal, and when it has to do with a two night stay at a lovely bed & breakfast, all the better! Book by the end of day […]

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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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