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19 Days of a Fabulous Deal

19 Days of a Fabulous Deal
 
Black Friday, Cyber Monday – no one wants one crazy day of limited time/limited quantity deals. Zoom Air has a better approach to holiday shopping:  19 days of a fabulous deal, and we promise we won't run out of stock! November 30 through December 18, we're offering 4 gift admissions at Family Pack discount pricing. Skip the mall and inspire adventure this year! No limit, so buy a set to give and a set to keep.
 

ZOOm Air Orlando
 
Stop by or phone Zoom Air Orlando office at(407) 330-0767 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. any day to order Upland & Rainforest full combo gift admissions for 4 at the Family Pack discount price of $159.95 plus tax.
 
 
Zoom Air Daytona Beach
 
Stop by or phone Zoom Air Daytona Beach office at (386) 569-3519 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, to order Lagoon/Reef/Point Break full combo gift admissions for 4 at the Family Pack discount price of $119.95 plus tax.
 
 
 
Discount applies only to the specified full combo admissions 4-pack ordered by phone or purchased at the Zoom Air office. Not combinable with any other discount. Zoom Air accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Gift admission purchases will be mailed ($3.00 shipping fee applies) two weekdays after the order was placed. Gift admissions are valid for one year from date of issue. Gift admission purchases are nonrefundable.

http://www.zoomair.us/?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=Gift+Admission+Special&utm_medium=email

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News From City Hall :Persimmon Avenue Improvements Complete and New Directional Signage Unveiled

 
The City improved a portion of Persimmon Avenue between the Amtrak Auto Train entrance and SR 46, a distance of one quarter mile. The improvements now include separate left and right turn lanes at the north end of Persimmon Avenue with a significant extension of the existing right turn land into Amtrak’s Auto Train terminal at the south end.

Persimmon Avenue is an important road, as it is the main thoroughfare used by Amtrak Auto Train passengers. The improvements were needed to provide better access to and from the Auto Train terminal helping to address the traffic issues and long back-ups within this section of Persimmon Avenue. The project also enhances pedestrian access by extending the existing sidewalk along the west side to provide a connection with SR 46.

The million dollar project was jointly funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Seminole County 1-cent sales tax.

In tandem with this project, the City of Sanford has been working hard to further expand economic development opportunities through heritage tourism. As part of the road improvements, the City recently installed a new “Visit Downtown” sign, which will direct Auto Train passengers and other visitors to the City’s historic downtown and award-winning RiverWalk. The vintage inspired, postcard-styled sign will make passengers aware of the food, art, entertainment and shopping opportunities in Sanford’s “hip and historic” downtown. (Road improvements and new “Visit Downtown” sign attached).



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News From City Hall :Persimmon Avenue Improvements Complete and New Directional Signage Unveiled

 
The City improved a portion of Persimmon Avenue between the Amtrak Auto Train entrance and SR 46, a distance of one quarter mile. The improvements now include separate left and right turn lanes at the north end of Persimmon Avenue with a significant extension of the existing right turn land into Amtrak’s Auto Train terminal at the south end.

Persimmon Avenue is an important road, as it is the main thoroughfare used by Amtrak Auto Train passengers. The improvements were needed to provide better access to and from the Auto Train terminal helping to address the traffic issues and long back-ups within this section of Persimmon Avenue. The project also enhances pedestrian access by extending the existing sidewalk along the west side to provide a connection with SR 46.

The million dollar project was jointly funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Seminole County 1-cent sales tax.

In tandem with this project, the City of Sanford has been working hard to further expand economic development opportunities through heritage tourism. As part of the road improvements, the City recently installed a new “Visit Downtown” sign, which will direct Auto Train passengers and other visitors to the City’s historic downtown and award-winning RiverWalk. The vintage inspired, postcard-styled sign will make passengers aware of the food, art, entertainment and shopping opportunities in Sanford’s “hip and historic” downtown. (Road improvements and new “Visit Downtown” sign attached).



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Seminole State College of Florida partnering with Central Florida Zoo on new courses, internships

SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2015) - "Class is in session" will have a whole new meaning when students at Seminole State College of Florida find themselves working, observing and interacting with the zoo animal care team to learn how to care for wild animals. 

One of Seminole County’s most recognized attractions, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, andSeminole State’s Grindle Honors Institute have formed a partnership that will allow students the opportunity for out-of-the box learning experiences with wild animals. 

Starting in January, students will be able to take classes in Introduction to Zoos and Wildlife Management (PAZ1003H), Comparative Psychology-Animal Behavior (CBH1021H), and Honors Speech (SPC1608H) with a zoo focus. All three courses will include instruction at the zoo.

The zoo also is offering internship opportunities for up to 20 Seminole State students in the Spring Term, taught by zoo staff. Students who complete the internships will receive three college credits. Students may be able to work in four areas: avian, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in careers as veterinarians, zookeepers or in wildlife biology,” says Barbara Greenwell, director of the Honors Institute and instructor for two of the courses. “Data suggests that wildlife-related jobs are on the rise nationally. We’re excited about partnering with the zoo.”

The courses are available for all students enrolled at Seminole State. Registration for Spring Term is underway. Students who are interested in the internships should contact the Honors Institute.

The Central Florida Zoo opened in 1975 with just 38 animals. Today, there are over 500 animals representing nearly 200 species, from tiny insects to the tallest land mammal, the giraffe.

“One of the most exciting areas of growth involves our commitment to transform our well-established local education focus into a broader, more universal concentration,” says Philip Flynn III, president and chief executive officer for the zoo. “We are transitioning into a teaching zoo so we may continue to be an essential science education resource that provides leadership in creating and delivering lifelong learning experiences for children and adults.”

Seminole State’s Grindle Honors Institute offers programs for students who want to enrich their academic experience. For more information, visitseminolestate.edu/honors.

About Seminole State College of Florida: Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating 50 years of changing lives. Since it was founded in 1965, Seminole State has awarded more than 90,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas. With more than 30,000 students at six locations, Seminole State offers 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate  and follow us on Twitter:@seminolestate.

About the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens: The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a 132 acre, private 501 (c) 3 conservation resource since 1975. With 500 animals and more than 200 species, the Zoo provides the community with experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife. The Zoo also operates the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation in Eustis. For more information visitwww.centralfloridazoo.org or call 407.323.4450. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Center for Fine and Performing arts!

Center for Fine and Performing Arts! 

Art Gallery
The Faculty Exhibit is open until December 10th! Come early for any of the Man of la Mancha shows or Holiday Concerts to check out the beautiful art.
Holiday Choral Concert
December 1st at 7:30p join us for a concert of classic holiday music and some new tunes. Audience participation is not required, but highly recommended!

Holiday Band Concert
Join us for TWO shows on December 8th. at 2p & 7:30p we will feature the band and other instrumental ensembles playing arrangements of some of your favorite holiday music!

Man of Mancha
Nov. 19, 20 and 21
at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Call the

Box Office at
407.708.2040
to get your tickets!



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Center for Fine and Performing arts!

Center for Fine and Performing Arts! 

Art Gallery
The Faculty Exhibit is open until December 10th! Come early for any of the Man of la Mancha shows or Holiday Concerts to check out the beautiful art.
Holiday Choral Concert
December 1st at 7:30p join us for a concert of classic holiday music and some new tunes. Audience participation is not required, but highly recommended!

Holiday Band Concert
Join us for TWO shows on December 8th. at 2p & 7:30p we will feature the band and other instrumental ensembles playing arrangements of some of your favorite holiday music!

Man of Mancha
Nov. 19, 20 and 21
at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Call the

Box Office at
407.708.2040
to get your tickets!



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Start Off Your Holiday Season in a Unique Way This Year!

#Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back, is coming on Dec. 1st. Please take a moment to consider a gift to the Zoo. By sending your gift today, you will help provide care to our animals, support our conservation efforts, and support our educational programs that reach over 180,000 community residents each year.

Watch for a donation link to be posted to the Zoo's website! central florida zoo

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Insight Credit Union

ORLANDO, FL (November 16, 2015) – Insight Credit Union announced that it has established the Insight Community Foundation, Inc. in an effort to provide funding and support for local nonprofit organizations in Central Florida. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is completely separate from the Credit Union and overseen by its own board of directors.

 

The Foundation’s mission is to support educational initiatives that improve the financial well-being and advancement of all educational levels. To be considered, a proposed program or project must have the following characteristics:

 

Charitable purpose (as defined under the current IRS code)
Focuses on educational opportunities
Seeks to develop unique and/or advanced learning techniques
Supports the educational needs of children and/or young adults
 

“Insight has always been very passionate about giving back to the community and the Foundation has been a longtime coming,” said Cyndi Jones, chair of the Insight Community Foundation. “We are thrilled to have the Foundation as a vehicle for us to better support the community and provide funding for nonprofit organizations in need.”  

 

Insight Credit Union is a state-chartered credit union based in Orlando serving anyone who lives or works in Central Florida. Insight has 17 locations, over 190 employees and serves more than 50,000 members in Citrus, Lake, Marion, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties to name a few. A not-for-profit, Insight is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout Central Florida. For more information, visitInsightCreditUnion.com or find the credit union on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Center for Fine and Performing Arts - SSC

Center for Fine and Performing Arts - SSC
Opening This Week!
November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:00p
November 15 & 22 at 2:00p
Join us on Opening Night Nov. 13 for our tapas reception at 6:30p!
Call the Box Office at 407.708.2040
for more information and to get your tickets.



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Sanford is a My Brother’s Keeper Designated Community

Sanford is a My Brother’s Keeper Designated Community
Join Us at the Fall Community Summit
Thursday, November 12, 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Sanford Civic Center, 401 E Seminole Blvd, Sanford

 

The Sanford City Commission endorsed the City accepting the challenge to become a “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) designated community. The MBK initiative launched by President Barack Obama in February of 2014 is intended to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color to ensure all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK program supports African American and Hispanic males with certain programs that increase self-esteem, reduce disciplinary and law enforcement involvement, and boost academic performance. In some school districts the dropout rate for Black and Hispanic males is as high as 50%. In 2012, Black males were 6 times more likely to be imprisoned than White males. Also, Black, American-Indian, and Hispanic children are between six and nine times more likely than White children to live in areas of concentrated poverty

Sanford Future Claimer’s (a consortium of agencies and organizations) organized to move the MBK initiative forward in the Sanford community, developed an Action Plan to reduce disparities related to young African-Americans and Hispanic males in the Seminole High School cluster area of Sanford.

Join us on Thursday, November 12th, 2015, 8:00AM – 12:30PM, at the Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd, Sanford. Learn more about the Plan, share your thoughts, and make a commitment to get involved.

For More information and to RSVP contact Andrew Thomas, Community Relations and Neighborhood Engagement Director, City of Sanford, 407-688-5132 or Andrew.thomas@sanfordfl.gov  please visit the official My Brother’s Keeper website to learn all about the positive information surrounding this initiative https://www.whitehouse.gov/ the-press-office/2014/02/27/ fact-sheet-opportunity-all- president-obama-launches-my- brother-s-keeper-

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