The Farmer’s Fresh Market will now be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month during the summer. The farmers market provides local produce, baked goods, natural home goods and plants for Laureate Park residents. Proceeds will benefit local non-profit Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, an organization which focuses on rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing Central Florida’s injured and orphaned native wildlife.
Homes at Lake Nona’s Laureate Park are designed in conjunction with the Environments For Living® program—a program that assists builders in constructing more energy-efficient structures through the use of principles of building science. This equates to lower utility bills and less water usage for residents.
quick facts about Laureate Park
Now open and featuring homes with modern transitional architectural styles and an abundance of intelligent forward-thinking components, this altogether wired-in, future-evoking community has some of Orlando’s most intelligent minds as its neighbors being located near Lake Nona’s Medical City.
Laureate Park awarded 2014 Grand Award for Communities by Parade of Homes.
Located next to Lake Nona Medical City, Laureate Park is characterized by modern design and smart features.
Get out and enjoy nature with the areas 44 miles of paved and unpaved trails.
During evening hours, much of Lake Nona is lit up with LED lighting, helping to conserve electricity.
The local job market is expected to grow supported by the Orlando VA Medical Center in Medical City. This $620 million facility will fill at least 600 positions including psychiatrists, medical support assistants, registered nurses, health technicians and human resource professionals. Since February, departments ranging from outpatient care, dental, radiology and dialysis have gradually opened. The center is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.
Laureate Park’s Village Center, which currently houses a resort-style Aquatic Center, is set to grow even larger. Three new buildings will be added to the center in the heart of the community, including a lakeside restaurant and market. Concentric Restaurants, creator of Luma and Prato in Winter Park, is responsible for the soon-to-be-named restaurant. This chef-driven restaurant will feature a daytime market with lighter fare, on-the-go breakfasts, lunches, and a coffee bar. However, a more upscale feel will remain with the full-service, dinner-only, dining room adjacent to the market. With the promise of fresh, local ingredients crafted into innovative dishes and a variety of market options, this space will make for a great addition to Village Center.
Community members can participate in a variety of weekly activities to support health and wellness in Crescent Park. Yoga Nona is a free way to renew your energy and restore balance. Yoga Nona takes place every second and fourth Monday at 7:30 pm. Everyone is also invited to Morning Qigong Moving Meditation, Wednesdays at 7 am to practice deep breathing and mindfulness exercises. Residents can also enjoy fresh, local food at the Food Truck Bazaar every second Thursday at 5 pm. For more information visit facebook.com/lifeinlapa
The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual Tour de Cure has begun registration. Taking place on March 13th, this bike ride will raise money for diabetes research, education and advocacy in the Central Florida region. The ADA is America’s leading nonprofit organization in the fight to end diabetes with a network of more than one million volunteers, 16,500 health care professionals and 800 staff. Routes are available for every skill level from 10-mile family courses to 102-mile century ride. From now until July 31st, in honor of the event’s 25th anniversary, registration costs just $2.50. The Tour de Cure has set of goal of $625,000 and has raised about $89,000 so far.
This year’s Jazz on a Green is set for November 14th at the Tavistock Green. This event will host nationally known recording artists and local jazz favorites. The featured artist for 2015 will be “The Voice finalist,” Sisaundra Lewis. Lewis has toured with Grammy and Oscar winner Peabo Bryson and has worked as a backing vocalist for Celine Dion. Proceeds from the event will benefit the UCF College of Medicine and the Lake Nona YMCA Scholarship Fund.