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October 23, 2018                                                                    Mr. Fernando Barroso





Pinecrest Academy, Inc. celebrates its expansion in the Avalon community


Orange County, FL – On Friday October 19th, Pinecrest Academy Avalon students, faculty, community leaders and board members celebrated the school’s grand opening ribbon cutting. Principal Yasmeen Khan was joined by the Board Chair of Pinecrest Academy, Inc., Dr. Judith Marty. Several Pinecrest Academy Inc. board members along with OCPS school board member, Ms. Daryl Flynn and Avalon Park Community leaders attended the ribbon cutting ceremony that began at 10 a.m. at the school site located 13993 Mailer Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828.


This tuition-free public charter school opened its doors in August 2018 to 200 students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The school’s curriculum will allow for students to experience a rigorous curriculum with an enhanced focus on Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum, Coding and a Positive Behavior Supports Character Education program. 


Mrs. Khan, the Principal said, “I am very proud of our achievements thus far. In a short time, we have implemented many research based programs which students are enjoying.  I love seeing the excitement on the students’ faces when they come to school every day.  That alone, makes my job very rewarding.’’


Accredited by AdvancED/SACS, Pinecrest Academy Avalon is the fourth Pinecrest Academy School in Central Florida, and joins Pinecrest’s growing roster of high-performing charter schools in Florida. The organization has a proven track record of developing a network of successful charter schools throughout Miami and has been seeking to expand its program throughout the state. Pinecrest’s strategic formula of establishing schools in areas of great need has made it an instrumental resource in accelerating student and school performance nationwide for the past decade.

Academica, one of the nation’s longest-serving and most successful charter school service and support organizations, is the education service provider for Pinecrest Academy, Inc. as well as for over 175 charter schools in Florida.  More information about Pinecrest Avalon is available at


Timber Creek Pediatrics: Business of the Week

From regular check-ups to more complex health issues, our office is equipped to take care of your health from head to toe. We have years of experience treating medical problems of every kind, for your children. Our comfortable office setting will put you at ease during every visit. Our highly-qualified and educated staff uses the latest medical advances and technology to treat you. 

Our experienced medical team can take care of your child’s every ache and pain while treating your child with care and compassion.

Timber Creek Pediatrics

3861 Avalon Park East Blvd

Orlando Florida 32828


Tim’s Wine: Business of the Week

Located near Founder’s Square in the heart of downtown Avalon Park, The Wine Bar at Tim’s Wine Market features a menu of 30+ by-the-glass offerings, international beers, and fresh lunch and dinner options. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The menu items change frequently, encouraging guests to try new culinary and wine options each week. Tim’s Avalon Park also offers wine education courses, tasting events, and unique activities that celebrate the marriage of food and wine. It is a destination point during Avalon Park’s annual festivities including Absolutely Avalon and the July 4th Spectacular. We are also available for private parties, events, and catering.

Mark and Keisha bring a passion for wine to the first combination wine bar/wine market in the Tim’s family. Mark has worked in human resources, mass communication, and non-profit management. Keisha has been a professor and academic administrator for the past two decades. They have long been engaged in humanitarian pursuits that have allowed them to travel the world engaging in anti-human trafficking efforts, economic justice for women and minorities, and seeking relief for oppressed peoples.

Along the way, the two have been exposed to a wide range of culinary experiences, which eventually led them to a fascination with wines and winemaking. Both hold Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certifications and have studied with the Italian Wine Central and Napa Valley Wines programs.

Kinsey Hamer, Avalon Park’s General Manager, has a degree in hospitality management and is WSET certified Level III. She is an expert on French viticulture.

Tim’s Wine

3885 Avalon Park Blvd Orlando, FL 32828


The Flats At Avalon Park: Business of the Week

The distinctive flavor of small-town life and the sophistication of uptown living come together in The Flats. Located in Downtown Avalon Park these uniquely styled four-story apartment homes place you above – yet at the center of – all the shopping, dining and professional services that downtown offers. Our floor plans have a layout unlike most apartment homes featuring a separate formal dining area, large rooms and double access bathroom with garden tub. Fourth floor, private balconies, expansive lake views, and corner units available in select apartment homes. From a Lake view Penthouse to a Hip Urbane Retreat, The Flats at Avalon Park is East Orlando’s Most Unique Residential Setting.  Call us today to set an appointment to view your new premier apartment home. 

In Style Hair Avalon: Business of the Week Feature



Did you know Avalon Park has a one-stop beauty destination? In addition to hair, In Style offers nail services, skin care services, and a boutique all in one convenient location right in Downtown Avalon. In Style’s talented service providers can be seen by appointment, but they are always happy to accommodate walk-ins as well. 

 In Style routinely offers great promotions to their guests. Currently, at the Avalon Park location, any children’s haircut is free with the purchase of an adult haircut. In Style is also offering clients the opportunity to upgrade to gel polish for free. Simply book a manicure and a pedicure and the fee to upgrade to gel polish will be waived! This special runs until July 30th, 2018, so don’t wait to book your appointment! Maybe the rainy summer season is making your hair frizzy? For a limited time In Style is offering their popular Global Keratin hair taming service at a starting price of $200! This is a $100 discount, and the price includes take-home shampoo and conditioner to help keep your hair looking great for even longer! 

Check out In Style’s website, for more information and a complete list of services. Follow In Style on social media to see photos of their work as well as up to date information on all promotions being offered. Instagram: InStyleHairOrlando, Facebook: In Style Hair Avalon Park. 

In Style Avalon Park

3843 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828


How to Help Prepare for a Hurricane: Tips from The White Agency

How to Help Prepare for a Hurricane

Your level of preparation before a hurricane can determine how well you weather the storm and how quickly you recover from it. You should start preparing your home, inside and out, long before a storm is in the forecast. In the end, you can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones and your property from extreme weather events such as hurricanes.

Know the Forecast

You may hear the terms “hurricane watch” and “hurricane warning” in your local forecast. 

Understanding the difference between them is essential to helping you prepare for a hurricane. As soon as a hurricane watch or warning is forecast for your area, it is important, depending on the type of alert, to immediately begin or complete your preparations. A watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. You should begin to stock up on emergency supplies in the event a warning is issued. If you live in a coastal area, you also should be prepared to evacuate.

A warning is more serious. Hurricane-force winds (74 mph or higher) are expected to hit your area within 36 hours. You should seek shelter or evacuate, if notified to do so.

General Hurricane Preparation Tips

  • Prepare a survival kit that includes items such as water and non-perishable food for everyone, including your pets; medications; a portable radio; flashlights; batteries; and battery chargers for your cell phones and other portable electronic devices, which can be powered by your car.
  • Plan your evacuation route and leave as soon as an evacuation order is issued. Also, fuel up your car before you leave.
  • Build a content inventory of the items in your home or at your business.
  • Secure all outdoor objects or move them inside. Close your home’s storm shutters and board up windows and glass doors as appropriate.
  • If possible, bring in gas or charcoal grills, but do not use them indoors. Also, do not store propane tanks inside the house or garage. Chain propane tanks in an upright position to a secure object away from your home.
  • Secure your boat or move it to a safer place.
  • Fill your emergency generator fuel tank, if you have one, and have spare fuel on hand. Store generator fuel in an approved container in a garage or shed, away from open flames, heat sources and appliances such as natural gas appliances.

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