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Archive for Friday, November 25, 2016


Spotlight: Jimotti’s in Sanford

Jimottis in Sanford is a bit of an odd place. Odd name, too, at least to my ears, which want to hear something Italian. But Jimottis is Japanese and has a surprisingly substantial menu of kitchen foods and a more compact roster of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls. I was in the mood for ramen when I stopped in and ordered the Tonkatsu Ramen from the list of seven or more choices. But I thought I would get a piece of nigirizushi to nibble on while I waited. It was just a single piece of yellowtail, but it was slender and placed languorously on the pad of rice, which is where it stayed when I picked it up and flipped ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight

Intersection: Mobile Dental Clinic

If kids cant make it to the dentist- theres a clinic that can come to them. Mike Allen is the founding dental director at the Orange Blossom Family Health Center in Orlando, and he spends his time visiting schools in Central Florida with a Winnebago-sized mobile dental unit.
Published in Central Florida News, Health WMFE, Intersection

Intersection: Braille Association Looks For New Home

For more than 50 years volunteers with the Braille Association of Mid Florida produced textbooks, and picture books, for visually impaired kids. But now the volunteers have to move out of their temporary home at Longwood Elementary School. And until they find a new home the machines they use to make braille textbooks and embossed images will go into storage. We talk with Braille Association president Mariann Witengier about the work they do and their search for a new home.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection

Intersection: Braille Association, Mobile Dentist & Jared Violin

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/112516_INTERSECTION.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSFor more than 50 years volunteers with the Braille Association of Mid Florida produced textbooks– and picture books- for visually impaired kids. But now the volunteers have to move out of their temporary home at Longwood Elementary School, and until they find a new home the machines they use to make braille textbooks and embossed images will go into storage. We talk to the Braille Association president Mariann Witengier about the work they do and their search for a new ...
Published in Intersection Podcast


Charity Events and ways to Treat Yourself

If you care about others. Folks will be putting together lunches including sandwiches, bananas, water, cookies and chips for the homeless then split up into two groups at Lake Eola and near the Coalition for the Homeless on Central to pass them out. The goal is pass out up to 300 lunches. Children are encouraged to join in to decorate the lunch bags and pass them out. This wonderful event takes place Sunday at 10 at Julies house at 515 West Harvard Street in College Park. Technically its sold out but just show up anyways and help package 70,000 healthy meals for hungry people all around the U.S. for the childrens charity Feeding Children Everywhere. This project is for children ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Deloitte Announces 850 Information Technology Jobs in Orlando

The multinational accounting and consulting firm Deloitte is one of the latest companies with plans to bring jobs to the Orlando area. The firm has announced it will be hiring for 850 information technology positions. This marks a growing trend of competitive firms looking to establish a presence in the region, according to Dave Porter, Senior Vice President of Business Development with the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
Published in Central Florida News

Contraception Concerns with Uncertain Future of ACA

One of the first things University of Central Florida student Jillian James did after Donald Trump secured the presidency was schedule an appointment with the women’s clinic on campus. She says she wants to get an intrauterine device, also known as an IUD, a long-acting reversible birth control method that lasts for years and could endure past the Republican’s first term. And James is not alone, since the election, in news reports and on social media, women are talking about getting long-acting birth control before the new president is sworn in this January. Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate that covers 22 counties in the state, has seen at least three times more IUD requests than usual ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly




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