Running

A lifelong friend filed the required papers last week to run for the position of Chairman of the  County Council here in Volusia County.  We went to high school together, swam on the swim team, worked as beach lifeguards on Daytona Beach – did a lot of stuff together in those days.  He moved on…

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Finding Florida Treasure – The Howey Mansion

About 60 people from the Porsche Club met at the Ace Cafe in Orlando for breakfast and drove through winding roads and around pristine lakes to arrive at Howey in the Hills, Florida. There, the “Road Tour” to benefit Special Olympics of Florida, ended at the Howey Mansion and a delightful visit of 1925 Florida…

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Hot Rods for Heroes – Veteran Honor Flight

In their first fundraising event, Honor Flight Central Florida provided a wonderful event of 133 beautifully creative cars at the Ace Cafe parking lot in Orlando on April 14th. In addition to the cars, there were WWII, Korean and Viet Nam Veteran Heroes to meet. Additionally, participants enjoyed prizes, raffles, local celebrities, singer Colton James,…

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5 Ways to Teach Your Children to Give Back This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a wonderful time for families and friends to gather together, sharing memories and gifts. This season can also provide the opportunity to instill the value of giving to others in your child. If you’re a parent, here are some ways you can encourage your kids to become budding philanthropists. Talk about…

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Quick Tips to Problem Solving

Do you ever find yourself short of ideas on how to solve a challenge? Are you always comfortable with the decisions you make? Usually, a problem is accompanied by incomplete information and unknown or conflicted variables. This is compounded by the inability to clearly see into and predict the future. Somehow you have to weigh…

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Maximizing Your Disaster Relief Donation

When natural disasters occur, people want to know how to help and where to donate. Relief organizations need financial donations and volunteers as they ramp up operations in response to a crisis. Organizations can be bogged down by an influx of unnecessary items by well-meaning donors. What can you do to ensure that your generosity…

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Want To Make A Difference?

I am a Nurse. One year, I went to Ecuador on a medical mission – and to meet someone very special. The country was beautiful. The people were gracious. But there was also the astonishing reality of communities of homes made of plastic trash bags supported by sticks, of children too small for their age…

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