This month’s Nona Your Neighbor subject is Mr. Daniel Mancini, more commonly known as Danny or Uncle Danny.
Danny was brought to our attention through an incredibly thoughtful Facebook post, detailing this compassionate Lake Nona resident’s dedication toward keeping Laureate Park clean. You’ll never see Danny without a trash bag in hand as he walks through Laureate Park, picking up trash and other debris. Danny was quintessential to Laureate Park’s effort in cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and after hearing about all of Danny’s compassionate efforts, we knew he was the perfect subject for April’s edition of Nona Your Neighbor.
NHN: What brought you to the Nonahood?
DM: My niece lives here. I sure do like it here!
NHN: Where are you from originally?
DM: Conshohoken, PA, which is near Philly.
NHN: What’s your favorite hobby?
DM: Bowling! When I was young, my favorite was fishing.
NHN: What’s your biggest dream?
DM: To have a job cutting people’s grass or a job in Suzy Jo’s donut shop.
NHN: What are you most excited about in Lake Nona?
DM: Taking walks by the lake, bike riding and meeting my neighbors.
NHN: Who’s your biggest inspiration?
DM: Elvis Presley!
NHN: What’s your favorite book?
DM: I don’t read, but I love watching Westerns and TV shows from the ’50s.
NHN: What’s something you’ve done that scared you the most or brought you out of your comfort zone?
DM: I can’t think of anything, but I’m proud to have taken good care of dogs in my family.
NHN: Describe one of your most memorable experiences.
DM: Going to SeaWorld and seeing Shamu kiss a girl on the cheek and say, “Hiya, sweetheart!”
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