East Orlando News and Real Estate Listings

May 2003

Happy Mother's Day!  Welcome to the May issue of the EastOrlando.com e-newsletter!  The purpose of this e-newsletter is to be your guide to online resources in East Orlando, and to provide current and future residents of East Orlando the latest news and event information. We hope the information is useful and that you recommend this service to your friends, neighbors and associates. They can sign up and receive their own copy by registering at http://www.EastOrlando.com.  Please send you news items and event information to News@EastOrlando.com.  Finally, please provide us your comments and suggestions so that we might service you better.

1.    What's New?
2.    Community News
3.    Traffic Reports and Road Construction News
4.    East Orlando School News (Preschool thru 12th grade)
5.    College, University and Adult Education News
6.    Research Park News
7.    Religious News
8.    Upcoming Events (Associations, Children’s, Conferences, Entertainment, How-To Clinics, Shuttle Launches, Sports)
9.    Real Estate and Gallery of Homes
10.  Featured Community - Wedgefield
11.  Featured Local Restaurant
12.  Featured Local Business/Organization
1. What’s New?
1.  The Orange County Neighborhood Services division is hosting the educational Community Connections Workshop Series.  Click here for the current schedule (File Format: Adobe Acrobat).  For more information, visit http://www.orangecountyfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/neighbor/CCWorkshops.htm.

2.  East Orlando welcomes Atlanta Bread (1) and the Waterford Lakes Women's Health Center (2).  International Corporate Park (3) was recently bought by Avalon Park.  Plans are in the works for this development to create high tech jobs in East Orlando.


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2. Community News

East Orlando continues to rapidly grow. Visit the communities of East Orlando today at http://www.EastOrlando.com


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3. Traffic Reports and Road Construction News

Before you hit the road, view the local traffic reports. Visit http://www.fhp.state.fl.us/traffic/crs_h407.htm

SR 528 Goldenrod Extension - The Goldenrod Extension is finally open!!  This extension is an exit from SR 528 and was built to alleviate traffic from SR 417.  This newest extension provides quick and easy access to the airport for East Orlando.  For more information, visit http://www.oocea.com

SR 434 (Alafaya Trail) - Road construction for a six-lane widening of SR 434 has begun. This widening will extend 3.5 miles from University to Mitchell Hammock Road. For more information, visit http://www11.myflorida.com/publicinformationoffice/construc/district5pio/counties/orange.htm

CR 419 (Chuluota Road) - CR 419 will be widened to four-lanes from Lockwood Road to 2nd Street. This widening is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2003. For more information, visit http://www.co.seminole.fl.us/engineering/project_cr419.htm

SR 520 - Road construction has begun on the four-lane widening of SR 520. This 8-mile widening will extend from SR 50 to SR 528. The widening from SR 528 to the Brevard County line is currently being planned. For more information, visit http://www11.myflorida.com/publicinformationoffice/construc/district5pio/counties/orange.htm

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4. East Orlando School News (Preschool thru 12th grade)

East Orlando School Information.  For the latest school news and information, visit http://www.ocps.k12.fl.us/$zr1$375c5621b43efd09fdc4cce97ab8476d$a8b673bdbd9/schools.rhtml

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5. College, University and Adult Education News

Get your textbooks for class at a discount. For more information, visit http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=xYfBgv56mT8&offerid=20738.10000002&type=1&subid=0

Interested in enhancing your skills and talents, check the classes being offered by Workforce Education (http://www.we.ocps.net).

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6. Research Park News

1.  East Orlando welcomes the Alafaya Corporate Center.  Among its other residents is the University of Phoenix.

2.  View Metro Orlando’s marketing strategy to become Florida’s technology and innovation center http://www.angeloueconomics.com/clients/orlandoreports.html

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7. Religious News

Interested in churches in East Orlando?  For a complete listing of churches, please click here.

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8. Events (Associations, Children, Conferences, Entertainment, How-to-Clinics, Shuttle Launches, Sports

Association Events

1. East Orlando Business BriefingDate: May 14, 2003 (Wednesday), from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM.  Speaker: Beat Kahli.  Location: Stoneybrook Clubhouse.  For more information, visit (http://www.eocc.org).


2. East Orlando Chamber of Commerce LuncheonDate: May 21, 2003 (Wednesday), from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  Topic: "Real Estate Trends in East Orlando."  Speaker: Jim Spaeth, Realty Capital TCN. Location: Holiday Inn Select, 12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, Florida, 32817.  For more information, visit (http://www.eocc.org).


3. East Orlando Chamber of Commerce Business After HoursDate: May 21, 2003 (Wednesday), from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Location: Fairwinds Credit Union, 3087 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando, Florida.  For more information, visit (http://www.eocc.org).


4. Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Street PartyDate: May 22, 2003 (Thursday), from 5:30 PM.  Location: Winter Park Village, Winter Park, Florida.  For more information, visit (http://www.winterparkcc.org).


5. Project Management Institute (PMI) - Central Florida Chapter. Date: June 3, 2003 (Tuesday), from 6-9 PM. Topic: “Implementing a Project Management Office."  Speaker: Stephanie Parson, VP, Walt Disney World, IT Strategy & Methods.  Location: Radisson Downtown Hotel, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, Florida, 32804.  For more information, visit (http://www.pmicfc.org).


6. Emerging Business Network-Team of Professional Internet Entrepreneurs Networking Event. Date: June 5, 2003 (Thursday), from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Topic: "How to Survive and Thrive in a Difficult Economy."  Speaker: James Spenser, Light Castle Management. Location: Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Orlando.  For more information, contact (http://www.topie.net).


7. East Orlando Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Silent AuctionDate: June 14, 2003 (Wednesday), from 5-10 PM. Location: Holiday Inn Select, 12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, Florida, 32817.  For more information, visit (http://www.eocc.org).

Children’s Events

Orange County Public Library - Alafaya Branch

Tiny Tales (birth to 18 months) - Thursday @ 10:15 AM

Toddler Time (18-36 months) - Fridays @ 10:15 AM & 10:45AM

Storybook Fun (3-5 years) - Fridays @ 11:15 AM

For more information, visit http://ocls.lib.fl.us

For Winter Park Public Library information, visit http://www.wppl.org


1.  William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Awards and CFTP Technology ConferenceDate: July 27, 2003, from 8 AM - 3 PM.  Location: Hyatt Regency, Orlando International Airport.  For more information, visit (http://www.OrlandoEDC.com).

1.  10th Annual Orange County Community ConferenceDate: July 12, 2003, from 8 AM - 3 PM.  Location: Orlando Expo Center, Orlando, Florida.  For more information, visit (http://www.orangecountyfl.net/dept/CEsrvcs/neighbor/CCWorkshops.htm).


Regal Cinemas - For more information, visit http://movies.yahoo.com/showtimes/showtimes.html#T0

Theatre UCF (University Theatre) - For more information, visit http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~theatre/

University of Central Florida Arena) - For more information, visit http://www.arena.ucf.edu/arenacal.asp


Lowes - 12200 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, Florida 32825

Choosing the Right Roses, Saturdays @ 1 PM

Building a Deck, May 3rd @ 11 AM

Installing Outdoor Decorative Lighting, May 3rd @ 12 PM

Installing Laminate Flooring, May 10th and 31st @ 11 AM

Choosing Energy Appliances, May 10th and 31st @ 12 PM

Home Depot - 350 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828, (321)235-3600

Ceramic Tile Installation, Saturdays @ 9 AM - IDEA Center

Faux Painting Finishing, Saturdays @ 11 AM - IDEA Center

Installing Landscape Lighting, Saturdays @ 3 PM - IDEA Center

Build a Fence, Sundays @ 1 PM - IDEA Center

Install a Faucet, Sundays @ 3 PM - IDEA Center

Prepare for a Hurricane, Tuesdays @ 7 PM - IDEA Center

Space Shuttle Launch Schedule

For more information, visit http://www.KennedySpaceCenter.com



Summer bowling leagues are now enrolling. For more information, contact (http://www.alomabowlingcenters.com)


Wedgefield Golf Club. For more information, contact (http://www.wedgefieldgolf.com)

Little League Baseball

East Orange Little League. Visit http://www.eastorangell.org

Oviedo Little League. Contact them at (407) 365-2575.

Winter Park Little League. Visit http://www.winterparkll.org

Union Park Little League. Visit http://www.upll.org


East Orange Soccer. Visit http://www.eastorangesoccer.com


Waterford Lakes Coed Softball League.  Visit http://www.geocities.com/wlsboard   

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9. Real Estate and Gallery of Homes

New Home Communities

1. Tivoli Woods in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit http://www.tivoliwoods.com

2. Osprey Lakes in Chuluota, FL. For more information, visit http://www.ospreylakes.com

3. Corner Lake in Orlando, FL.  For more information, visit http://www.cornerlake.com

Existing Properties for Sale

Address Community Bedrooms Baths Square Feet Price

Realtors list your properties for sale in the EastOrlando.com e-newsletter. Please contact us at support@EastOrlando.com.

Home Buyers - Come search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database of existing homes for sale throughout the State of Florida: http://fl.living.net/idxfirm/1014003.

For Sale By Owner Properties

Address Community Bedrooms Baths Square Feet Price
2339 Alabaster Ave Wedgefield 3 2 1776 135,000

Owners list your properties for sale in the EastOrlando.com e-newsletter. Please contact us at support@EastOrlando.com.

Home Services

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Home Security link

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10. Featured Community - Wedgefield

A great location!  The Wedgefield community is located in East Orange County and a golf community that is quickly expanding.  This community is within minutes the Waterford Lakes Town Center, the University of Central Florida and the East-West Expressway (SR 408).  Click here for more information about the Wedgefield community. 

For the latest information on any other East Orlando community, visit http://www.EastOrlando.com

11.  Featured Local Restaurant - Atlanta Bread
East Orlando welcomes its newest dining option: Atlanta Bread.  Atlanta Bread is located in front of Home Depot across the street from the Waterford Lakes Town Center.  Please show your support and visit this fine dining establishment.  For a listing of other East Orlando restaurants, please click here.

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12. Featured Local Business - Half Price Depot
The featured local business of the month is the Half Price Depot.  Half Price Depot specializes in providing quality used computers, software and electronic equipment. We act as a clearinghouse for retailers and distributors. Visit us at http://www.HalfPriceDepot.com

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13. Featured Local Organization - MOMS Club of Oviedo
The featured local organization of the month is MOMS Club of Oviedo.  They are an international, non-profit organization founded to support stay-at-home and part-time working moms.  They offer exciting activities year-round, including playgroups, park days, outings, parties, monthly meetings with speakers, craft days, Mom's Night Out and more!  For more information, visit their web site at www.geocities.com/oviedomomsclub

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