Valencia College at Lake Nona Campus Opens Monday, Aug. 20th, 2012

August 21, 2012








Valencia College’s fifth campus opens today, Aug. 20, at Medical City at Lake Nona.

This week, the 83,000-square-foot, three-story, $21.7 million campus will be open for orientation, tours, registration and advising. Next Monday, Aug. 27, the school will have 1,627 students on the campus, a significant jump from the 400 students the college had enrolled at Lake Nona High School, the campus’s home since 2009.

The campus, which will also draw students from overcrowded Valencia East and Osceola campuses, has six science labs and 18 smart classrooms.

The school is planning a grand opening celebration Sept. 20.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

Celebration Town Hall News from The Celebration Company……

August 20, 2012
The Celebration Company made the following announcements regarding land parcels along the Celebration Civic Corridor:
* The New Library that opens in February.
* A Land …

Parcel is being deeded to the Celebration Community Development District (CDD) for an office complex for their staff in support of community.
* Another Parcel is for the Celebration Golf Course for back house facilities.
* 4.75 Acre Parcel will be deeded to CROA for general civic and recreation use to the new library.
* 23 Acre Parcel will be deeded to CROA, next to Celebration Avenue, with exact use to be determined later. The Celebration Company will also donate $400,000 to clear & land fill the site.

Celebration Florida Hospital Announces New Additional Buildings….

August 20, 2012
At the Celebration Town Hall Meeting on Aug. 14th…CELEBRATION FLORIDA HOSPITAL announced plans for 2 additional buildings.One will be a 4-story, 80,000 SF Medical Office building to be built in stages – not all will be completed right away. Construction will start in September 2012.
The other is a Parking Garage to be 6 stories and 1032 parking spots. Construction will begin on September 5th.

Celebration’s New West Osceola County Library….

August 20, 2012
MORE Exciting News from the Celebration Town Hall meeting held on August 14th….
Construction is in progress with a projected opening of February 1. The Walt Disney Company made a $150,000 gift to the Library. The Celebration Company announced the donation of a parcel of land adjacent to the new library to CROA for civic and recreational use.

Stetson University at Celebration..LifeLong Program

August 20, 2012
Stetson University Center at Celebration is launching a new program called StetsonLifelong@Celebration.“It’s an opportunity for people 50 and above to be in a learning environment with their peers,” said Dr. Emily Richardson, Stetson associate vice president for boundless learning.

“StetsonLifelong@Celebration members will be able to choose from 30 different classes, in a variety of subjects, …each semester,” Richardson said. “But this is different from auditing a class. This is peer-led, with no tests and no books. It’s learning for the sake of learning, and it provides a social component, as well.”

An open house will be held Tues., Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Stetson Center, 800 Celebration Ave., to meet the instructors and hear more about the program. To get more information, call 321-939-7600.

Announcing Spring Lake of Celebration……

August 20, 2012
At the recent Celebration Town Hall Meeting, David Weekley Homes announced the breaking ground in December 2012 on Spring Lake of Celebration.
A 39 acre site on Celebration Blvd. next to Sienna. 1600 – 2900 SF Homes ranging from $200K – $400K opening in Spring 2013.

Some of the Exciting News from Celebration Town Hall Meeting 8-14-12

August 15, 2012
Announcements were made by:
Panera Bread – breaking ground soon at the new location of 192 & Celebration Place.
David Weekley Homes – breaking ground in December 2012 on Spring Lake of Celebration. A 39 acre site on Celebration Blvd. next to Sienna. 1600 – 2900 SF Homes ranging from $200K – $400K opening in Spring 2013.
Publix – 49,000 SF Store in Water Tower Place with a projected opening of November 2012.

A Raving Fan…..

August 15, 2012
From a Raving Fan!…..

What a great house!!!! When do we close????? of top tourism in the Nation.

August 14, 2012
Orlando is one of the top tourism hot spots in the nation. Four of Walt Disney World’s parks along with Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure were among the top 10 most-visited theme parks in the world, according to Yahoo Travel.Nearly four decades after opening, the Magic Kingdom is takes the top spot as the World’s most popular theme park with more than 17 million annual visitors, Yahoo reports.Harry Potter has officially put Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure on the map, taking the No. 10 spot on Yahoo’s list.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

Rotary Club of Celebration – Join Us on Fridays as a Guest

August 14, 2012
Rotary Club of Celebration
We meet every Friday morning, 7:00 am at the Celebration Florida Hospital in the Cafeteria.  Join us as a guest to hear our weekly speakers for what’s going on in the community!
Click this link to view our August Newsletter –
Rotary of Celebration Newsletter – Aug 2012