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3rd Annual Audubon Park Community Yard Sale

March 13th, 2012

Is your garage overflowing? Are your closets packed solid? Are you just plain running out of room? please join us in a Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, March 31, 2012 – 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

This will be advertised on Craigslist, as well as with emails and flyers to residents around the neighborhood and local businesses. Signs will be placed at the main entrance streets into the neighborhood. Individual residents will need to put out their own signs pointing to their streets. The whole idea of a neighborhood yard sale is to draw more people so we can sell more of our STUFF!!! If you only have a few items, you may want to join in with another neighbor. If you have any questions, you can contact Beverly using her contact information in the below attachment. Please note that Beverly will not be providing signs for your individual street. If anyone has contacts at the local businesses and can post flyers there, please let Beverly know which ones. Also attached below is a flyer you can print out for posting at local businesses.

Last year was a big success! Lets do it AGAIN!


Yard Sale Flyer For Neighbors

Yard Sale Poster


Art Needed For Neighborhood Signs

March 13th, 2012

Nine (9) Neighborhood Identifying Signs, located in Audubon Park, need to be rebranded and refreshed to match our funky flavor. (3) of the signs are 4’ high x 5’ wide; there are (6) smaller signs: 24” high x 18” wide. Artwork on the (3) large signs are single sided whereas the (6) smaller signs are double sided. All artwork must be oil based paint to have protection from the sun and heat exposure as a result of the Central FL environment.

Entries are open to all two dimensional artists living in Orange and surrounding Counties. The characters “Audubon Park Garden District”, “APGD” or the APGD bird graphic shall appear by itself or in combination within all submittals. A five (5) point system based on overall aesthetics and design will be employed. One (1) point will be deducted if if the above listed is omitted from the submission. One (1) bonus point will be awarded for local artists, i.e, a business within the District boundaries or a resident living within three (3) miles of the intersection of Corrine Dr. and East Winter Park RoadThe judging panel will determine which selected artist paints which cabinet. Each artist may paint only a single box but may make more than one submission.

Sketches or slides must be submitted mailed to Audubon Park Garden District; 1807 East Winter Park Rd., Orlando FL 32803; or e-mailed to, no later than Friday, March 16. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if sketches and/or slides are to be returned.
APGD will provide paint and materials, up to a total of $100, plus a $100 gift certificate for each of the selected artists. Artist may exceed the paint and materials cost, but will not be reimbursed by APGD for any costs exceeding $100.00.*


Judging will occur the week of March 19; selected artists will be contacted by Wednesday, March 26.
* Boxes will be painted April 20 – 29. All must be completed by Sunday, May 6.


Audubon Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting

February 24th, 2012

Mark your calendars to plan on attending your Audubon Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting where there will be information given on:

  • The most current CRIME STATISTICS for our neighborhood.
  • You will also learn ways to develop and maintain “CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN”.
  • And we will be discussing the recent increase in SOLICITATIONS in and around our neighborhood.
  • And measures that we can take in approaching this issue.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns with our Orlando Police Officer, liaison, Kevlon Kirkpatrick and Our District Commissioner, Robert Stuart.

Hope to see you all there on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Audubon Park Covenant Church located at 3219 Chelsea Street from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served…..



June 4th, 2011





Orange you glad sleigh ride

November 16th, 2010

December 18, 7pm

Stardust Video and Coffee
Park Ave CDs
Redlight Redlight
Will’s Pub
Peacock Room

The pub crawl will connect the hip, urban crescent of Corrine Drive, Bennett Road, and Mills Avenue via the Shipyard party bus. Proceeds from this civic-minded event will go to a charity for kids’ toys and Audubon Park neighborhood improvements.


Lighting the Garden

November 16th, 2010

December 2,  5pm -7pm

Audubon Park will light a tree and the shops at 6pm that evening. Come join the fun as Santa hands out candy and the district turns on the Christmas lights. See what the shops have on sale and have the kids make some ornaments.


Median Planting – Volunteers Needed

November 16th, 2010

Saturday December 4th marks a milestone for the Audubon Park Garden District; they are replanting their first median.

This median will be beautiful and efficient due to the use of Florida native drought tolerant plants chosen by Kariena Veaudry, Executive Director of Native Florida Consulting, Inc., who graciously designed the Audubon Park Median.

APGD needs 10 volunteers from 9am to 12pm to complete this goal. Please contact Kat Quast at 407-590-8776 or to volunteer.


More Flowers in the Garden District

July 27th, 2010

Thanks to A Cut Above and Chic Boutique the Garden District has a few more flowers. Both shops are jointly sponsoring one of the planters on Corrine Drive.

Volunteers filled the planter with sweet almond, which honey bees love, and hot pink and golden lantana, to attract butterflies.

It’s one more step in the right direction.


Audubon Park Elementary – Swing School for Princeton Elementary

May 12th, 2010

The following is a recent email sent by Joe Cadle, the OCPS District 1 School Board representative:

In an effort to keep the community informed, I am scheduling a meeting on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Media Center of Audubon Park Elementary School. A proposal is coming from the Facilities Department to use the 1500 Falcon Drive site of Audubon Park Elementary as a swing school for Princeton Elementary. Princeton is number 57 on the sales tax renovation list and is scheduled to begin renovation in June 2011. Currently, Princeton Elementary School has a student enrollment of 474 and the site has limited acreage for staging construction and instruction at the same time.

By moving the students off the Princeton Street campus, the School Board will be able to save approximately $1 million and cut the project timeline in half, from 24 months to 12 months. We anticipate the Falcon Drive school site to be occupied by Princeton Elementary from June 2011 until June 2012.

I have spoken to Facilities staff, and we continue to monitor the growth at the Common Way site of Audubon Park Elementary School. Currently, we have 995 students enrolled in the school and you may have already seen additional classrooms installed at the site. These additional classrooms are necessary to meet the 2010 requirements of the class size amendment plus projected student population growth.

I would like to hear comments or suggestions from the community on the proposal to “swing” the Princeton Elementary School students to the Falcon Drive site. You can e-mail me with your thoughts or questions at , call me at 407-317-3200, x 2911, and/or attend the community meeting. I will be there to answer questions and listen to concerns.

After the community meeting, if all goes favorably, an agenda item will come forward to the school board for approval of the Falcon Drive campus as a Princeton Elementary swing school site. I will send a follow up e-mail to alert you to what night the school board will meet so you can present any support or concerns to the entire board.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Joie Cadle


Audubon Park Elementary – $50,000 grant from Pepsi

May 4th, 2010

Audubon Park has applied for a $50,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project. This grant program by Pepsi funds more than one million dollars worth of ideas each month and the best part of this grant is that is all based on votes. Our grant, “Put a laptop in the hands of each 2nd-5th gr. student at Audubon Park” just went up for vote! With this project, we will be able to purchase 10-12 class sets of laptops like the ones we currently have in Mr. Cook’s 3rd grade classroom. With each class set up laptops, we are creating another paperless classroom where students are engaged and learning through all avenues of technology. It will remain up for voting for the entire month of May. Now, it is up to you to help us be awarded this grant. Here’s how it works:

Click on the link below and it will take you to our grant:

You can vote one time each day for each email address you have. The first time you visit the site you will have to set up an account. Click Sign In at the bottom left hand corner of the page. You can set up an account on the Pepsi Refresh Grant site for each of your active email addresses. Then each day you can login and vote for our grant under each account name. It’s very quick and easy. The top 10 projects with the most votes in the $50,000 category by the end of the month will be awarded the money. Help us to make it to the TOP 10 and stay there!


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