Also: Alfie's Restaurant recognized for community involvement.
To mark National Heart Month in February, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region celebrated the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day with a jump rope challenge for employees.
“Jumping rope is a fun activity that brings us back to our childhood, but don’t be fooled, it is a great exercise,” said Trish Celano, Florida Hospital East Florida Region chief clinical officer. “Studies have shown that jumping rope is just as effective as running. In fact, just 10 minutes of jump roping is the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile.”
The event was held simultaneously Feb. 2 across the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties.
Aflie’s recognized for community involvement
Greg and Dina Evans, owners of Alfie’s Restaurant in Ormond-by-the-Sea, have announced that the restaurant has been recognized by the National Restaurant Association for outstanding charitable service and philanthropy and have received a Restaurant Neighbor Award. They are now eligible for state and national awards.
Three national winners will receive a $10,000 award to help support its favorite charity or community project.
“After we opened Alfie’s in 1986, we made it a priority to help others and the community.” said Greg Evans.
Alfie's restaurant is located at 1666 Oceanshore Blvd. Call 441-7024, visit alfiesrestaurant.com/index.html or find them on Facebook.
Always in my Heart Luncheon an annual event
Lohman Community Outreach Program hosted a free luncheon event Feb. 14 for county residents experiencing Valentine’s Day without their loved one. The annual Always in My Heart Luncheon Event, to celebrate loved ones, took place in the private dining room of Frappes Italian Grille, 123 W. Granada Blvd. The speaker at the annual event was Linda Cody, who shared her personal experience of loss, encouraging guests to look beyond the pain and heartache to find purpose and healing. Contact Community Outreach Coordinator Leslie Fisk at 673-1100.
Callan Group hires writer/photographer
Callan Group Communications has announced that Lisa Hineline, who was teaching at the Volusia County Correctional Facility helping incarcerated women study to gain their general education diplomas, has been hired full-time as photographer and ghost writer. She was hired part-time last year. Hineline recently founded her own business, Imagine Wanderlust, a company which markets AirBnBs.
Callan Group Communications specializes in cause marketing, digital media strategies and marketing management. Call 538-1083.
Chamber names Cooper to help economic growth
Rich Cooper, president of Mitchell Noel Insurance Agency, 1400 Hand Ave., has recently been named the vice-chair of economic prosperity for the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce for 2017. His role will include facilitating speakers of local industries to educate members on what’s going on in the community in terms of retention and economic growth.
“We chose Rich because he is so good…the board decided he was the man for this position because of his strong connections, community awareness and experience,” said Debbie Cotton, executive director.