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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GROWING GAINS & PAINS …........................................................... 5

A Little Gem in West Orange County

BUSINESS PROFILE ........................................................................ … 7

Playing For Keeps / QPC Games

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT.......................................................................10

A Center for Hormonal Balance / Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE...................................................................12

The REP / Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf Makes Its Central

Florida Debut This Holiday Season

TOURISM UPDATE.............................................................................14

Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE...............................................................17

NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS................................................................30

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD...............................................................34

REDISCOVER I-DRIVE..........................................................................37

SOUTHWEST SPORTS........................................................................40

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD.........................................................42

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY.....................................................44

SOUTHWEST SOCIAL SEEN...............................................................46

Stoneybrook West Kids Halloween Extravaganza

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Windermere Halloween Costume Parade and Hay Ride

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GROWING

GAINS & PAINS

A Little Gem in

West Orange County

West Orange Country Club’s membership grows

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membership has grown significantly.

“It’s been good,” said Jim Karr, a managing

partner of West Orange Country

Club. “We’re encouraged that the club is

going to make it.”

Founded by citrus growers, West

Orange Country Club opened in 1967,

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Ed Neill, a part-time Winter Garden

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According to county records, the new

owners purchased the club in July 2015

for nearly $1.3 million. At the time, it had

148 members. The new owners invested

more than $500,000 in improvements, including

repaving the parking lot, adding

pavers and new furniture to the pool deck,

resurfacing the tennis courts, and adding a

new driving mat to the driving range.

Membership has grown to 250 members

as of this month.

“We are encouraged by the progress,

but we still have a ways to go,” Karr said.

“We are anxious to have other people

come out and enjoy this hidden gem.”

Many new members have signed on for

a social golf membership with four prepaid

rounds of golf per month. Additional

rounds can be purchased. Social members

have full access to the pool, tennis and

club facilities.

“We’re getting a number of young families,”

Karr said. “It’s allowed the younger

families to come out and use the pool.”

Many children are taking survival swim

lessons. Other folks just relax by the pool

and cool off in the water. Karr plans to

extend the pool deck to accommodate all

of the people who enjoy the pool.

The Windermere and west Orange

communities are some of the fastest

growing in the county, so the population

increase should bode well for the club.

Membership is not limited to the immediate

area, with some members living in

Seminole and Lake counties.

Anyone can dine at the club, but golfing

on the 18-hole course is reserved

for members only. The club does offer a

member-for-a-day program, so prospective

members can try the course and see

if they like it, and it is open seven days

per week.

Young people are learning to play the

game at the golf clinics, led by Brendon

Chase, assistant golf professional, and

during afternoon lessons. Even young children

are taking up clubs and enjoying the

sport. Youth in high school or college can

join on a student membership and play the

game and practice. Student memberships

include golf privileges after 2 p.m.

“This is the youngest group of people I

have seen out here ever,” Karr said. “That’s

the future of golf. If we don’t get younger folks

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“Playing cards are a fantastic

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Back in 1999, Levin, who got his

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taking a break to start a family in

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opportunity in playing cards

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“People use them, and they don’t

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PROFILE

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As part of his mission to not “nickel

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Cards are printed, cut, rounded on

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Levin said QPC’s new customshape

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QPC Games is the only company

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“We can sell boxes at low volumes

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HOLIDAY

GIFT GUIDE

With Thanksgiving and Black

Friday just around the corner,

Southwest Orlando residents

are gearing up their searches

for amazing holiday gifts for the

people on their lists. Southwest

Orlando Bulletin’s Holiday

Gift Guide provides a comprehensive

listing of various local

stores, as well as gift ideas —

from always-handy gift cards

to fun fitness opportunities and

more — that are sure to please

everyone this holiday season.

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Bioidentical hormone replacement

therapy can truly be a fountain of

youth. Men and women who have

balanced levels of life-sustaining hormones

live longer, avoid diseases

of aging, and have better romantic

lives. Treat your partner to a hormone

checkup and change his/her life. Call

Florida Center for Hormones

and Wellness and get a full hormone

evaluation for only $125 (1/2 off

the regular price of $250). Add a complete

blood package for only an additional

$150 (a $1,500 value)! Florida

Center for Hormones and Wellness

is located at 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd.,

Suite 370, Orlando. For more information,

call 407-505-6345 or visit www.

hormonesandwellness.com on the web.

With balanced hormones, you have

the energy and vitality to manage holiday

stress. Help your body be better

equipped to take on the extra duties

that come with the season. Show

friends and family how vibrant and

youthful you feel by giving yourself

the gift of balanced hormones. Call

Dr. Marissa Magsino at 407-292-

6778 to more fully enjoy the upcoming

holiday season by feeling and

looking your best.

The holiday season is upon us,

and this year, Massage Envy

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Dr. Phillips is offering an excellent

promotion that allows everyone

to receive the gift of good health!

When you spend $100 on gift card

purchases, you receive a free promo

card valued at $25, or spend $150

and receive a promo card valued

at $50. This promotion runs through

Dec. 24, 2016. Massage Envy Dr.

Phillips is located in Phillips Crossing

at 8081 Turkey Lake Road, Suite

100, in Orlando. For more information,

call 407-354-3689 or visit

massageenvy.com on the web.

Meisenheimer Day Spa has

thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.

Everyone likes to be pampered, and

what better way than with a custom

facial treatment? The spa’s heated

tables and fountains help clients relax

while music fills the air. Gift certificates

are also offered in all denominations.

Meisenheimer Day Spa is located in

Suite 115 at 7300 Sandlake Commons

Blvd. in Orlando. Hours of operation

are Monday through Thursday from

9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information,

call 407-351-8885.

With the holidays just around the

corner, take advantage of Spalidays

specials at Omni Orlando Resort

at Championsgate’s signature

Mokara Spa. Treat yourself and others

to the gift of relaxation with a spa

treatment. From Dec. 14-25, Mokara

Spa will feature $99 treatments that

include a $25 credit toward spa retail

purchases, so you can take home a

gift for that special someone. Spa gift

cards are also available for purchase

(credit not valid toward gift cards). For

more information, call 407-390-6603,

or visit omnihotels.com/orlando or

www.mokaraspas.com on the web.

Southwest Orlando Eye Care,

located at 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd.,

Suite 110, in Orlando, offers comprehensive

eye care to the Dr. Phillips and

Southwest Orlando communities. Dr.

John Nowell is a board-certified

optometric physician who specializes

in keratoconus, myopia control and

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Southwest Orlando Eye Care has a

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With the holidays just around the

corner, one of the best — and mostforgotten

gifts — is the gift of good

health. Dr. Niral Patel and the staff

at Windermere Medical Center

believe preventative wellness is a

vital tool to managing health, yet

many people choose instead to be

reactive, scheduling an appointment

only when something “doesn’t feel

right.” The fact is, many of the top

risk factors relating to illness are preventable,

and that’s why preventative

care is so important for the continued

health of your family and loved ones.

For more information or to make an

appointment, call 407-876-2273 or

visit www.windermeremedicalcenter.

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Does someone you care about

complain of chronic pain? Back and

knee pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis

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Tour and Winter Wonderland

One of Central Florida’s most-loved home

tours returns with 10 fabulously decorated

homes in Celebration, FL. This year visit

Town Hall for a Winter Wonderland of

delightfully decorated holiday trees and

exquisite “tablescapes.” Tickets are available

at www.TheCelebrationFoundation.org.

Visit our featured homes and Winter Wonderland!

Saturday, December 3rd 3-9pm

Sunday, December 4th 1-5pm

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lives of those we love. They can be

caused by weight gain, structural issues,

lack of flexibility or simple heredity.

Exercise, specifically Pilates,

has been shown to help decrease

the pain associated with these issues.

Encourage someone you love

to give it a try. Give the gift of health

this holiday season. A gift certificate

to Zero Gravity Fitness may just

change their lives. For more information,

call 407-654-2600 or visit

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Looking for the perfect educational

gift to give this year? Edu World

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com, is a convenient online, in-home

or by-phone tutoring service. It pairs

students with some of the best tutors

around to help students achieve their

maximum potential on their studies

and test scores. Whether it is for your

student or a busy family that would

benefit from convenient tutoring,

Edu World Tutors offers great hourly

rates and gift certificates for tutoring

services. Give the gift of education

this year with a certificate from Edu

World Tutors.

Give the gift of better grades

this holiday season. For only $99

(regularly $199), you can gift an

Academic Evaluation to your favorite

student or parent. Huntington

Learning Center, located at 5060

Dr. Phillips Blvd. in Orlando, is the

perfect place to help students develop

the skills, confidence, and motivation

to shine, whether the need is

to get back on track, a grade level

ahead, or well-prepared for the SAT

and ACT. Give Huntington a call today

at 407-290-1111 to get your student

started on the path to success!

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and videography services,

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and much more. Whether you are

looking for family holiday portraits

or LinkedIn head shots, a birthday

photo booth or event video coverage,

or you have any other need

for a photographer or videographer,

Capture Video & Photo can help.

Visit www.capturevideo-photo.com

on the web to see a complete list of

services and online galleries, and

schedule your shoot today!

Gifting with style has never been

easier. Ca Va Chic Boutique, located

at 4757 The Grove Drive in

Windermere, is the place to go for

an assortment of fashion-trending

clothing and accessories for your

favorite fashionistas. Items are handpicked

in Atlanta by Southwest local

Marie-Christine and her daughter,

Aly, so Ca Va Chic Boutique

has something unique for your loved

ones. Stop by and check out the

great selection of apparel or pick up

a gift card today! Holiday hours are

Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. For

more information, call 407-217-7607

or visit www.cavachicboutique.com

on the web.

For gifts that are best for her,

visit Dynasty Gallery & Gifts.

Mantrabands are simple, elegant

bracelets with a touch of delicate

polish and an uplifting message,

promoting a lifestyle of optimism,

positivity and mindfulness. Pandora

Jewelry offers women across the

world a universe of high-quality,

hand-finished, modern and genuine

jewelry products at affordable

prices. Alex and Ani designs and

creates bangle bracelets, necklaces,

earrings and rings that adorn the

body, enlighten the mind and empower

the spirit. Dynasty Gallery is

located at 1067 S. Clarke Road in

Ocoee. For more information, call

407-522-4400.

Celebrate the season with a gift

that keeps on growing from Royal

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Landscape Nursery. Flora and

fauna make great gifts for family

members and friends. Give them

something they can enjoy over

and over, whether they are project

planning or just enjoy being

with the flowers. Royal Landscape

Nursery offers the best in landscaping

and gardening needs with gift

certificates that fit all amounts and

any project size. Give the gift that

keeps on growing! For more information,

call 407-296-3042 or visit

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web.

VIPet Resort, 6600 Kingspointe

Parkway in Orlando, is an

8,000-square-foot luxury boarding

facility for dogs and cats. It offers

overnight boarding, doggy day

care and full grooming services.

VIPet Resort also features a new

expansion called The Companion

Club, an exclusive club for small

dogs only. All guests will enjoy spacious

suites, playtime with friends,

specialty treat items, and lots of love

and attention. Operating hours are

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6:30

p.m., and Saturday and Sunday

from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information,

call 407-355-3594 or visit

www.vipet.net on the web.

Restaurants &

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Guests will marvel at lavish holiday

displays that include more

than 2 million twinkling Christmas

lights and acres of larger-thanlife

decorations at Christmas at

Gaylord Palms, 6000 W.

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Activities include heartwarming

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Craig Miller’s Field House

in the Dellagio Town Center is

Orlando’s classic sports bar and

restaurant, designed for the sporting

and culinary enthusiast. Whether

you’re inside or enjoying one of its

legendary Dark & Stormies on the

patio, there’s not a bad seat in the

house! Miller’s Field House boasts

a scratch menu, diverse selection

of craft beers, more than 70 highdefinition

TVs, and an exclusive Don

Q Owner’s Box for special events.

Plan your holiday party or catering

event today! For more information,

call Melanie at 407-248-3474. Gift

cards are available.

Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations

transform the I-Drive

Resort Area! Begin the holiday

season with the lighting of I-Drive’s

50-foot-tall tree Nov. 19 at 6:30

p.m. at the Blue Martini outdoor

patio at Pointe Orlando. The I-Ride

Trolley Chords barbershop quartet

will perform along with the Dr.

Phillips High School dance magnet

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program and the Central Florida

Community Choir. Photos with

Santa will be available after the

ceremony from 7-8 p.m. This free

event benefits The Salvation Army

Angel Tree program.

Give the gift of flavor with a gift

card from Itta Bena this holiday

season. Located on the second

level of Pointe Orlando, Itta Bena is

Orlando’s hidden gem, specializing

in great steaks and seafood. From

its 16-ounce bone-in cowboy ribeye

to the blackened Gulf red snapper

to the Signature She Crab Soup and

decadent desserts, Itta Bena has

something for everyone. So come

as you are for great food in a relaxed

atmosphere with unrivaled

Southern hospitality. For more information,

call 407-757-2910 or visit

ittabenadining.com on the web.

This holiday season, give the

gift of live theater. Orlando

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From fireworks, and cooking demos

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be anywhere else but Here For The

Holidays! Celebrate the season at the

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Repertory Theatre presents

performances of Harry Connick

Jr.’s The Happy Elf from Nov.

7-Dec. 18. From the Grammywinning

musician, this joyous, new

jazz musical is sure to become a

holiday favorite! Positive thinking,

teamwork and faith are wonderful

gifts to give and receive, and in

this story of elfin magic, the audience

finds these gifts are never in

short supply. Tickets start at $14.

The Orlando Rep is located at

1001 E. Princeton St. in Orlando.

For more information, visit

www.orlandorep.com on the web.

Create cherished memories this

holiday season and beyond with

a gift card from Rosen Centre,

9840 International Drive in

Orlando. Treat your loved ones to

a world-class getaway right in their

backyard! Whether it’s a dining

escape to the Caribbean with luxurious

poolside dining at Harry’s

Poolside Bar & Grill or tantalizing

their taste buds with award-winning

Florida-inspired cuisine at

Everglades, everyone loves Rosen

Centre. A trip to its full-service spa

will cause troubles to be pampered

away, or book an overnight stay

and enjoy it all at once! For more

information, call 407-996-9840 or

visit rosencentre.com on the web.

What is the holiday gift that

keeps on giving? A gift card from

Rosen Plaza, located at 9700

International Drive in Orlando,

where you and your loved ones

can create memories that will last

a lifetime. Choose any dollar value

good for all of the hotel’s exceptional

amenities, from the awardwinning

Jack’s Place restaurant

to ’39 Poolside Bar & Grill for a

Sunday poolside brunch to 3NINE,

Orlando Business Journal’s reader’s

top choice for local nightclub. Book

an overnight stay and enjoy it all in

luxury in one of Rosen Plaza’s deluxe

guest rooms. For more information,

call 407-996-9700 or visit

rosenplaza.com on the web.


Give the gift that will last a lifetime.

Create special memories with

a gift card from Rosen Shingle

Creek, located at 9939 Universal

Blvd. in Orlando. Choose any dollar

value you like, good for world-class

dining at the hotel’s 15 awardwinning

restaurants and lounges,

including the local favorite AAA

Four Diamond A Land Remembered

steakhouse. Or choose a relaxing

spa day, 18 holes of golf, or a luxurious

overnight stay to enjoy it all at

once. Mix and match as you please.

For more information, call 407-996-

9939 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com

on the web.

Give the gift of comedy, mystery

and intrigue by giving a Sleuths

Mystery Dinner Shows gift certificate!

It’s a great gift idea for employees,

friends and family. Guests

will mingle with unusual characters

while enjoying salad, but watch out!

The action is fast and the laughter

is contagious as the audience becomes

the detectives and solve the

crime. They will enjoy dinner, dessert

and unlimited beer, wine and soft

drinks. Group rates are available

for parties of 15 or more. Sleuths

Mystery Dinner Shows is located at

8267 International Drive in Orlando.

For more information, call 407-363-

1985 or visit www.sleuths.com on

the web.

Sports,

Fun & Fitness

Have you been to downtown

Orlando lately? Give your loved

one a night stay at the stylish Aloft

Orlando Downtown. Your guest

will enjoy the modern rooms and chic

W XYZ Bar with award-winning restaurants,

Amway Center, Dr. Phillips

Center for the Performing Arts, clubs,

lounges and much more within walking

distance. Aloft is ideal for a

night to stay and play in downtown

Orlando! For more information,

call 407-380-3500 or visit www.

aloftorlandodowntown.com on the web.

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Call 407-292-6778 to book your consultation.

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If you’re looking for the perfect

stocking stuffer, then a Fun

Spot America season pass

is a gift that will give them the

#bestyearever! With a Fun Spot

America season pass, you get

two parks for only $74.50 (Black

Friday weekend only). Ride gokarts,

roller coasters, thrill rides

and more. With a variety of rides

at each park, one located in

Orlando and one in Kissimmee,

Fun Spot has something for all

ages. There are no blackout

dates, and parking is free. For

more information, call 407-363-

3867 or visit www.fun-spot.com

on the web.

Looking for the perfect gift this

holiday season? Give the gift of

Kings! Kings Orlando gift cards

are good for bowling and nostalgic

table games, ranging from billiards,

shuffleboard, outdoor bocce

ball to foosball and more. Kings

gift cards also are good toward

the business’ award-winning food,

crafted in its scratch kitchen. Kings

— located in the Vue at 360 at

8255 International Drive, Suite

120, in Orlando — is the perfect

place for a family day out, night

out with friends, celebration of a

special occasion, a date night or

to catch a game. For more information,

call 407-363-0200 or visit

kingsgiftcards.com on the web.

Sky Zone Orlando, located

at 5250 International Drive, Suite

C1, Orlando, allows guests to celebrate

the season by partying in

the dark at the wall-to-wall trampoline

park. People age 13-older

can get their jump on with music,

black lights, laser beams and

more. “Glow” takes place Fridays

and Saturdays from 8-11 p.m.,

and the cost is $20. Reflective

shirts must be worn and are available

for purchase for $5 each.

Gather your friends and glow at

Sky Zone Orlando! For more information,

call 407-326-0482 or

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Join us at 6:30pm as we light

the official I•Drive 50-foot holiday tree at Pointe Orlando.

Special Performances by:

I•RIDE Trolley Quartet • Dr. Phillips HS “Dance in Motion” Company

Central Florida Community Arts Choir

Free photos with Santa - just bring your own camera!

Special Pointe Orlando dining and shopping discounts

valid for this evening only. Free parking with validation.

This event benefits the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. Please consider adopting an angel for $30.

This provides clothing and a toy for a disadvantaged child in the Orange County Community.

I•Drive sparkles all season long!

Come Dine, Shop, Play & Be Merry on I•Drive!

The month long Holiday Dazzle on I•Drive program is sponsored by

the I•Drive Business Improvement District.

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AT THE FIRST ACADEMY BIG DREAMS START EARLY.

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Sunday, November 13

Sunday, January 8

Sunday, February 12

Join us between 2pm and 4pm

Scan the QR code to

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and/or schedule your

personal tour

NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS

n Inaugural Regional

Affordable Housing Summit

Southwest resident and Orange

County Mayor Teresa Jacobs

hosted the first Regional Affordable

Housing Summit at the Orange County

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Convention Center. Planners, developers

and local governmental leaders

from across the region gathered to

explore affordable housing solutions,

including strategies, tools and best

practices being implemented throughout

Florida and across the country.

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(L. to r.) Alberto Vargas, Orange County planning manager; Andres Duany,

co-founder of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co.; Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor

Teresa Jacobs; former State Rep. Dick Batchelor, a Southwest resident and president of

Dick Batchelor Management Group; and Mitchell Glasser, Orange County Housing and

Community Development manager, gather for the first Regional Affordable Housing Summit.


The goal of the summit was to

utilize the community’s collective

experience and knowledge to create

a regional approach to address

affordable housing needs. It featured

the State of Regional Housing

Outlook and two panel discussions.

n Realtors tour MetroWest

The MetroWest Master Association

hosted its fourth annual “Pick of

the Patch” Realtor Tour at MetroWest

Golf Club. More than 50 participants

enjoyed updates about community

connection through public-safety initiatives,

the West Orange Chamber

of Commerce, MetroWest Connect

magazine, YMCA and MetroWest

Golf Club.

The community bus tour featured

Stonebridge Commons communities,

Valencia College, Veranda

Park and The Crystal Ballroom.

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MWMA hosts the tour each

fall to share information about

MetroWest’s newest businesses,

residential opportunities and developments

happening in the community

with local Realtors.

n A new definition of a

penguin suit?

Guests visiting Antarctica: Empire

of the Penguin at SeaWorld

A female Adélie penguin sports a

custom-made wetsuit, created by SeaWorld

Orlando’s aviculture team after the bird

experiences feather-loss.

Orlando may see one penguin that

does not quite look like the others.

She is wearing her very own wetsuit.

The female Adélie penguin experienced

feather-loss, which can

Realtors get an update on MetroWest’s communities and businesses during MetroWest Master Association’s “Pick of the Patch” Realtor Tour.

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happen to penguins in their natural

habitats and wild populations.

As a result of her feather-loss, the

bird had a hard time naturally

regulating her body temperature.

SeaWorld’s aviculture team created

a wetsuit to mimic her former

coat of feathers. It was designed

and sewn by SeaWorld’s wardrobe

department and custom fit just

for her. She wears it as she swims,

sleeps and eats alongside her fellow

penguins.

• Homes with even-numbered addresses

can water only on Sundays.

• Nonresidential properties can

only water on Tuesdays.

Residents should only water when

needed and not between 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Watering is restricted to no

more than one hour per zone. The

restrictions apply to private wells

and pumps, ground or surface water,

and water from public and private

utilities.

For more information, email

water.division@ocfl.net or visit www.

occonservewater.net on the web.

n Water Restriction in Effect

for Orange County

Mandatory one-day-a-week watering

restrictions recently began

for Orange County residential and

nonresidential properties and will

continue through March 12, 2017.

Properties must adhere to the following

watering schedule:

• Homes with odd-numbered or

no addresses can water only on

Saturdays.

FALL FOR OUR

NEW AUTUMN

CARVED TURKEY

WITH CRANBERRY MUSTARD SAUCE

BUSINESS BRIEFS

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce held a one-year anniversary

celebration for JME

Cleaners LLC. WOCC builds partnerships,

strong businesses and

commitment to the community by

serving as the leading business advocate

in Central Florida, facilitating

271 West Rd.

Ocoee

1569 E. Silver Star Rd.

Ocoee

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Ocoee

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Winter Garden

Photo courtesy of WOCC

West Orange Chamber of Commerce members recognize the one-year anniversary of

JME Cleaners LLC.

opportunity to nearly 1,000 member

businesses. For more information,

call 407-656-1304 or visit

wochamber.com on the web.

Edu World Tutors is now hiring

teen tutors age 16 and older.

Edu World provides tutoring services

online, in home and by phone.

It pairs students with tutors accordingly

to achieve maximum results

and help each student reach his/

her potential. For more information,

call 407-413-3961 or visit

eduworldtutors.com on the web.

Winter Garden Farmers

Market, located at 104 S. Lakeview

Ave., was voted No. 1 in America by

American Farmland Trust and is now

the largest farmers market in Florida.

Open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-2

p.m., the market also boasts a new

parking garage next to the facility

and more than 150 vendors.

communities. Among those was

Orlando Health, which received

an award in the category of leadership

in quality and patient safety, over

150 beds. Orlando Health launched

an organizationwide effort to implement

the latest safe-surgery protocols.

The entire system, from the executive

level to caregivers, was involved in

the effort and is committed to providing

high-quality surgical care.

The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is

holding its 25th annual holiday shortstory

contest Stories of the Season.

Southwest residents are encouraged

to submit an original holidaythemed

short story with a maximum

of 600 words. Cash prizes will be

awarded to the first-place, secondplace

and child (age 12-younger)

winners. Stories must include the author’s

name, age, neighborhood and

phone number. The deadline to enter

is Nov. 21. Stories can be submitted

at www.southwestorlandobulletin.

com on the web, emailed to lauren@

kearneypublishing.com or mailed to

P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786.

1045 S. Dillard Dr.

Winter Garden

Florida Hospital Association

officials recognized 11 hospitals

and leaders who achieved notable

success this year in improving patient

care and contributing to their

Concept ID and Case Americas

officials announced Five Star

New Year’s Eve at I-Drive 360.


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Southwest resident John Stine (middle, far right) of I-Drive 360 joins representatives from

Concept ID and Case Americas to celebrate the announcement of Five Star New Year’s Eve.

The unique event will gather local

celebrities and Orlando’s most

influential people, and feature

world-class disc jockeys and entertainment.

Admission packages start

with general admission, including

a full-service open bar with beverages,

beer, vodka, whiskey and

Prosecco, and go up to the Gold

Lounge package, which accommodates

16 people, features a separate

VIP entrance, full-service open

bar, exclusive dinner and breakfast,

a dedicated butler service,

and private transportation for the

entire party. For more information

and to purchase tickets, visit www.

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n Bay Vista Estates

Blake Blahut

of Bay Vista

Estates receives a

Twenty Under 40

Rising Stars award

from Orlando

Regional Realtor

Association.

n Ocoee

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Ocoee resident

J. Steven

“Steve”

McDonald earns

a listing in The

Best Lawyers

in America for

commercial

litigation.

typically representing business entities

or individuals involved in everything

from shareholder and contract

disputes to employment issues.

n Windermere

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Isabela Araujo of Windermere

served as a general volunteer at

Hofstra University during the first

presidential debate between Hillary

Clinton and Donald Trump. Along

with a monthlong series of panel

discussions, lectures and performances

about important election

issues, Isabela received a once-ina-lifetime

educational experience

that inspired many students to engage

in the democratic process

and embrace their responsibility as

citizens and voters.

Orlando Regional Realtor

Association representatives named

Bay Vista Estates resident Blake

Blahut of Regal Real Estate

Professionals/Christie’s International

Real Estate one of the Twenty Under

40 Rising Stars in real estate. The

award recognizes top local Realtors

under age 40 who demonstrate excellence

in their careers and service

to their community and the real estate

industry.

J. Steven “Steve” McDonald

of Ocoee was peer-selected for inclusion

in the commercial litigation category

of The Best Lawyers in America,

as published in dozens of city and

regional publications, including U.S.

News & World Report. Steve practices

commercial litigation, appellate

practice, civil trial practice and complex

business litigation as a partner

at ShuffieldLowman. He handles a

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“Local celebrities,” including Windermere resident Angie Sola, participate in Dance,

Dream & Inspire, Community Based Care of Central Florida’s annual ballroom dance and

fundraiser.

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Windermere resident Angie

Sola, corporate citizenship manager

for Walt Disney World Resort,

performed as one of six “local celebrity”

dancers at Dance, Dream

& Inspire, Community Based Care

of Central Florida’s annual ballroom

dance and fundraising competition.

The event raised more

than $160,000, and an additional

donation of nearly $34,000 —

representing proceeds from coins

collected from Walt Disney World

Resort fountains, moats and wishing

wells — was also announced.

The funds support a wide variety of

child welfare programs managed

by CBCCF.

n Winter Garden

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Rotary

Club of Lake

Buena Vista

President Jean

Campana (left)

welcomes new

members Haley

Warren (center)

and Michael

Burke.

Fred Kosiewski (left), Girl Scout of

Citrus board chairman; and Maryann

Barry (right), CEO of Girl Scouts of Citrus;

present a Woman of Distinction award to

Windermere resident Allison Walsh,

founder of Helping Other People Eat

(H.O.P.E.), for her community impact.

citizens, including homelessness,

domestic violence and child abuse,

prescription drugs and heroin addiction,

and youth mental health.

Winter Garden

resident Scott

Cookson earns

a listing in The

Best Lawyers of

America for real

estate law.

Dr. Win

Service Unit’s

Girl Scout Troop

4620 members

donate cookies to

Seniors First.

Karlen Randle, Taylor Smith

and Amber Wilkison of Dr. Win

Service Unit’s Girl Scout Troop

4571 completed their Silver Award

project, benefiting Spirit Horse at Better

Times Farm in Winter Garden. The

girls donated and planted 80 viburnum

shrubs along the inside of the

fence line bordering the main road

Scott Cookson of Winter

Garden was peer-selected for inclusion

in the real estate law category

in The Best Lawyers of America. He

practices real estate, association,

and land use and government law as

a partner at ShuffieldLowman. Scott

represents commercial developers,

home builders, landlords, tenants,

franchisees and local government.

He also serves as the city attorney

for Ocoee.

n Et Al

Rotary Club of Lake Buena

Vista inducted two new members

at a recent meeting. Haley

Warren is a development associate

for Habitat for Humanity of

Greater Orlando, and Michael

Burke is a professional golfer

and instructor. The club meets

Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. in the

Lakeview Restaurant at Wyndham

Lake Buena Vista Resort.

Dr. Win Service Unit’s Girl

Scout Troop 4620 teamed up with

Seniors First for community service

projects. The girls visited the corporate

office on L.B. McLeod Road

and learned about different ways

to help the organization. They also

donated cookies to Seniors First and

are planning a toothpaste supply

drive this month.

Girl Scouts of Citrus representatives

presented five Woman of

Distinction awards to pay tribute

to women whose actions improve

their communities, organizations

and around the world, and who

embody the core principals of Girl

Scouting: courage, confidence and

character. Among the honorees

was Windermere resident Allison

Walsh. Allison received the award

for her community impact. In 2001,

after recovering from her own 3.5-

year battle with bulimia and anorexia,

Allison founded Helping

Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) to do

everything possible to prevent others

from struggling and help those

in need. In the past 15 years, she

raised more than $1 million nationally

and provided education

and support to thousands, including

treatment to more than 1,000

Central Floridians.

Southwest resident and Orange

County Mayor Teresa Jacobs

also received the award for her

leadership. Since 2011, she has

served as a change agent and

leader, facing the complex social

issues impacting Orange County

For their Silver Award project, (l. to r.)

Karlen Randle, Amber Wilkison and

Taylor Smith of Girl Scout Troop 4571

plant shrubs at Spirit Horse at Better Times

Farm to buffer the fence line from heavy

traffic noise.

to create a natural sound barrier from

heavy traffic noise. Their effort will enhance

the environment for therapeutic

and general riding lessons at the nonprofit

equine rescue farm.

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The Hispanic Chamber of

Commerce of Metro Orlando

hosted its eighth annual Latin Food

& Wine Festival in partnership

with Ventana al Jazz, the city of

Orlando, and Walt Disney World

Resorts. Weekend festivities began

with Savor the Night, an exclusive

food and wine reception. During the

evening, more than 600 guests sampled

entrees provided by a variety

of restaurants and enjoyed complimentary

premium wines and spirits,

as well as enjoyed a cigar lounge,

photo booth and silent auction. The

next day featured the Latin Food &

Wine Festival, which boasted more

than 10,000 attendees and more

than 20 food vendors.

Although we try to ensure that all information presented

above is the most current, correct and dependable

available, we do rely on others for the source of our

news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and

Kearney Publishing Corp. cannot be held responsible

for the validity of the information presented here,

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I-Drive Beckons Southwest Residents

Dear Central Florida Residents,

International Drive Resort

Area Chamber of Commerce

held its annual meeting luncheon

Nov. 11 at the Orange County

Convention Center. This annual

event showcased our incredible resort

destination, as well as awarded

the amazing leaders in the tourism

industry who make it all happen.

The meeting luncheon also showcased

the beautiful Orange County

Convention Center, the second-largest

convention center in the country

and a major economic engine in

Central Florida. It generates more

than 26,000 jobs and has an economic

impact of more than $2.2

billion annually. This tremendous facility

benefits all of Central Florida,

providing a myriad of jobs and economic

development.

The I-Drive chamber’s 22nd annual

Police Ball has a new twist this

year. “Ball ‘n Bash” will be held Dec.

2 at Mango’s Tropical Cafe. The

holiday event will be an exciting

evening of dining, dancing, a silent

Maria

Triscari serves

as president

and CEO of the

International

Drive Resort

Area Chamber

of Commerce.

auction, spectacular Mango’s entertainment

and celebrity bartenders

as the I-Drive chamber and tourism

industry honor first responders and

raise funds for special crime-prevention

programs.

You are welcome to join the fun!

To purchase tickets, visit www.

internationaldrivechamber.com on

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Warm regards,

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Central Florida’s new Minor League

Baseball team announced its name

— the Florida Fire Frogs. The name

is a result of hundreds of submissions

throughout the summer during the

team’s “Name the Team” contest. It

also released its 2017 Florida State

League schedule and announced the

sale of season seat memberships. The

Florida State League team, formerly

the Brevard County Manatees, will

move from the Space Coast Stadium

into its new home at Osceola County

Stadium in 2017.

A glowing red frog ablaze with

flames is the centerpiece of the

team’s new identity, surrounded with

traditional lettering to make up its primary

mark. Its colors are fire red, navel

orange and golden sun, and fans

will find a variety of alternative logos

on the team’s website and merchandise

store, including the horned bull

frog, a fun nod to the community’s

rodeo heritage.

For more information, visit www.

floridafirefrogs.com on the web.

The United States Tennis Association

Florida Section Foundation’s “Play Tennis”

specialty license plate provides funding for

grants.

The United States Tennis

Association Florida Section

Foundation, the official giving arm

of USTA Florida, awarded 23 community

tennis programs a total of

more than $25,000 in grants to

city parks and recreation, schools,

junior programs, after-school programs,

tennis centers and tennis

SOUTHWEST SPORTS

compiled by Lauren Salinero

associations. Among the recipients

were two Orlando organizations.

Southwest Middle School received

a tennis equipment grant to

provide tennis as part of its physical

education curriculum and afterschool

program. Central Florida

Tennis Association also received an

equipment grant for a Tenis Para

Todos (Tennis for Everyone) program

at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center.

For more information, visit www.

ustafloridafoundation.com on the web.

Residents who want to get groovy

can join in 3.1 miles of peace, love

and goodwill at the Hippie Dash 5K

& Flower Child Fun Run in Gulfport,

Florida, on April 1, 2017.

Participants are encouraged to

dress in their grooviest threads for

a chance to win a righteous prize.

Vintage VW bugs will be on display,

free beer will be served at the finish

line, awards will be given for best

outfits, and a disc jockey will spin

Woodstock’s best music selections.

Those who are unable to travel can

sign up to run the race virtually and

still earn official bling and a T-shirt.

For more information and to register, visit

www.racersignup.com/hippie-dash/

on the web.

For the seventh year in a row,

the Clerks for a Cure team participated

in American Cancer Society’s

Making Strides Against Breast

Cancer Walk, an annual event held

at Lake Eola Park to raise money

and awareness to help find a cure

for breast cancer. Clerks for a Cure

exceeded its goal of $2,500 and

raised $3,910 for this year’s event.

Since 2010, the first year the clerk’s

office participated in the walk, the

Clerks for a Cure team has raised

nearly $70,000 for cancer research.


“Almost every one of us has been

touched in some way by this terrible

disease,” said Clerk Tiffany

Moore Russell of Southwest

Orlando. “This is why the Making

Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

is such as important cause.”

The SunRidge Middle School

boys soccer team started its season

with the goal of defending its championship

run of two consecutive years.

It went undefeated to win the division

title and made it to the semifinals.

Before its loss in the semifinals, the

team went an unprecedented 25-0.

The SRMS girls soccer team defended

its 2015 district title, closing

the season with second place in the

district.

Although we try to ensure that all information

presented above is the most current, correct and

dependable available, we do rely on others for

the source of our news. Therefore, the Southwest

Orlando Bulletin and Kearney Publishing Corp.

cannot be held responsible for the validity of the

information presented here, nor does mentioning

it constitute an endorsement. Sports information

is welcome and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851,

Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to Lauren@

kearneypublishing.com. ª

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The SunRidge

Middle School

boys soccer

team goes

undefeated to win

its division title.

The

SunRidge

Middle School

girls soccer team

places second in

the district.

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Through Dec. 31 — Pet Rescue

Project

Reed Nissan sponsors the third annual

Reed Nissan Pet Rescue Project 90-Day

Adopt-a-Thon through Dec. 31, with a

special adoption program Dec. 13 at

Reed Nissan Clermont, 16005 State

Road 50, Clermont. During the event

on Dec. 13, fees will be waived for

animals adopted at the dealership or

both Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando

shelter locations. Last year’s project

resulted in the adoption of more than

2,100 pets. Time: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.

friendinreed.com on the web.

Through Jan. 16, 2017 — Infant

Prematurity Campaign

Southwest Orlando resident and midwife

Jennie Joseph, executive director

of Commonsense Childbirth Inc., urges

people to support the annual Heads

Up on Infant Prematurity campaign by

knitting or crocheting hats for newborns

or premature infants. The hats will be

delivered to local neonatal intensive

care units or hospital nurseries Jan.

16, 2017. For more information, email

perinataltaskforce@gmail.com or visit

www.perinataltaskforce.com on the web.

Dec. 2 — Hospitality Holiday Ball

& Bash

Mango’s Tropical Cafe, 8126

International Drive, Orlando, hosts the

Hospitality Holiday Ball and Bash, in

honor of first responders and including

dining, dancing, a silent auction,

entertainment and celebrity bartenders.

Cocktail attire is required. Time: 7-11

p.m. Cost: $150, with proceeds benefiting

special law enforcement programs.

For more information, call 407-903-

0084 or email idracc@earthlink.net.

Dec. 10 — Helping Neighbors In

Need

The Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and www.

CareWeShare.com co-sponsor the

Helping Our Neighbors in Need special

holiday event, at the Y, 7000

Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando. Together,

the organizations will be providing

free, healthy holiday meals to people

with special needs and disabilities.

A typical gift box includes fruits,

vegetables, meat and nonperishable

food items. Reservations are

required. Time: 4-6 p.m. For more

information, call 407-351-9417 or

email khernandez@cfymca.org.

n Children’s/Teen

/ Programs

Through Dec. 16 — Registration

For Basketball & Cheerleading

League

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,

4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,

Orlando, holds registration for a noncompetitive

(scores and stats are not

recorded) league for boys and girls

in kindergarten through seventh-grade

for basketball and age 4 through

seventh-grade for cheerleading. First

practice is Jan. 9, 2017, and practice

sessions are held in the Coleman

Memorial Gymnasium in Building

C. For details, email Chris Smith at

csmith@st.lukes.org.

Nov. 19 — Baseball Camp

Bob Sorenson Fields, 1755 Adair St.,

Ocoee, hosts a free All-Stars Baseball

Camp for youth in first through 12th

grade. The event features MLB players

Felipe Lopez, Johnny Damon and

Jemile Weeks; free food; a bounce

house; and free shirts for the first

150 participants. Preregistration is

required. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For

more information or to register, visit

www.firstimpressionscfl.com/flallstars

on the web.

Jan. 21, 2017 — Youth Fitness

Competition

Winter Garden Athletic Club, 350

E. Crown Point Road, Suite 1070,

Winter Garden, hosts Youth Fitness

Warriors, a free, fun fitness competition

and coed event. Physicals

are not required, and free physicals

are offered for preregistered youth

participants. Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for

elementary students, 1-2 p.m. for

middle and high school students,

and 2-3 p.m. for parents/adults. For

more information about free physicals,

call Toni Muzzonigro, D.O., at

407-367-5676. For more information

and to preregister for the event,

visit www.youthfitnesswarriors.com

on the web.


n Classes/Programs

Dec. 8 — Gardening Class

Jessie Brock Community Center, 310

N. Dillard St., Winter Garden, hosts

Tomatoes — In Search of the Perfect

Tomato, a class about the history of

the tomato, which tomato varieties are

best adapted to the Central Florida

climate, and how to grow them. Time:

6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per household.

For more information and to register,

visit www.gardenflorida.eventbrite.com

on the web.

n Events/Performances

Through Nov. 30 — Sea Creatures

Photography Exhibit

The Community Gallery at Orange

County Administration Center, 201

S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, hosts

Sea Creatures: Above & Below: The

Photography of Ruth Petzold. Time:

Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, visit ruthpetzold.

com or www.ocfl.net on the web.

Nov. 18 — Rhythms At The Roost

Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs

hosts Rhythms at the Roost, featuring

concerts by Sam Jaffe and Southwest

resident Sisaundra Lewis of The Voice.

Coolers, glass and pets are not permitted.

Time: 6-10 p.m. Admission is

free. For more information, visit www.

uptownaltamonte.com on the web.

n Holiday Happenings

Through Nov. 20 — Festival Of

Trees

Council of 101 at Orlando Museum of

Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, hosts

the Festival of Trees, featuring designerdecorated

trees, wreaths, gingerbread

houses, vignettes and tabletop displays.

Some of the decorated trees and displays

are available for purchase, as well as

a variety of gifts. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $15, adults; $10, seniors 65-older,

first responders and OMA members;

and $5, children 3-11, with proceeds

benefiting OMA. For more information,

call 407-896-4231, ext. 254; or visit

www.omart.org/events/festival_of_trees

on the web.

Through Dec. 18 — The Happy Elf

Performances

Orlando Repertory Theatre in Partnership

with UCF, 1001 E. Princeton St.,

Orlando, presents performances of Harry

Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf. Showtimes

vary, and ticket prices start at $14. For

more information, call 407-896-7365 or

visit orlandorep.com on the web.

Nov. 18-Jan. 7 — Light Up UCF

CFE Arena hosts Light Up UCF, including

ice skating, rides, a film festival,

holiday market and an all-new light

show. Time: Monday-Thursday from

5-10 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m.-midnight,

Saturday from noon-midnight,

and Sunday from noon-10 p.m.

Hours may vary on holidays. Tickets

for various activities are available at

the CFE Arena box office and online.

To become a vendor, visit www.

ucfholidaymarket.com on the web.

For more information, call 800-745-

3000 or visit www.lightupucf.com on

the web.

Nov. 19 — Holiday Dazzle On

I-Drive

I-Drive kicks off the holiday season

with Holiday Dazzle on I-Drive, an

evening of family fun that includes the

lighting of a 50-foot Christmas tree at

Pointe Orlando; performances by the

I-Ride Trolley Quartet, Dr. Phillips High

School’s Dance in Motion Company,

and the Central Florida Community

Arts Choir; free photos with Santa from

7-8 p.m.; and Pointe Orlando dining

and shopping discounts. Time: 6:30

p.m. for the tree lighting. Proceeds

benefit The Salvation Army’s Angel

Tree Program, which provides clothing

and a toy for a disadvantaged

local child. Angels can be adopted

for $30. For more information, visit

www.internationaldriveorlando.com

on the web.

Nov. 24 — Thanksgiving Dinner

Show

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267

International Drive, Orlando, hosts a special

Thanksgiving feast, including turkey

and dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed

potatoes, etc., during its Kim & Scott Tie

the Knot dinner show. Reservations are

required. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $61.95,

adults; $28.95, children 3-11. For more

information, call 407-363-1985 or visit

www.sleuths.com on the web.

Nov. 30-Dec. 30 — Every

Christmas Story Ever Told (And

Then Some!) Performances

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in

Partnership with UCF presents performances

of Every Christmas Story

Ever Told (And Then Some!) at the

John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare

Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando.

Time: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30

p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2

p.m. Cost: $25-$50. For more information,

call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or

visit orlandoshakes.org on the web.

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Ball and Bash at Mango’s

Honoring First Responders

The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to a

Spectacular Night of Dining, Dancing, Silent Auction, Exciting

Entertainment and Celebrity Bartenders as the hospitality industry honors

first responders at Mango’s and helps raise funds for special law

enforcement programs.

Friday December 2, 2016

Place: Mango’s Tropical Cafe

8126 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Attire: Cocktail

Dinner, Dancing, Spectacular Entertainment,

Silent Auction and Celebrity Bartenders!

Proceeds benefit special law enforcement

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the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando, presents

Christmas with the Basilica Choir, a concert that includes

traditional and contemporary Christmas selections, and

an audience sing-a-long. Prior to the performance, at

5:30 p.m., the Basilica Gift Shop and Fine Arts Museum

hosts its annual Holiday Open House, including gift

store discounts, refreshments, hor d’oeuvres and door

prizes. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20, free for children

under 12. For more information, call 407-239-6600 or

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Dec. 3 & 4 — Holiday Home Tour

The town of Celebration hosts the 18th annual

Holiday Home Tour, during which residents open

their homes as a benefit to the community. The selfguided

tour begins in downtown Celebration and

winds its way through many of its neighborhoods.

New this year, the tour includes a hospitality stop

at Celebration Town Hall for a Winter Wonderland

of decorated holiday trees and tablescapes. Time:

Saturday from 3-9 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Cost: $15 if purchased online or at the Celebration

Foundation office at 610 Sycamore St., Celebration.

For more information, call 407-566-1234 or visit

www.thecelebrationfoundation.org on the web.

Dec. 4 — Holiday Bazaar

Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation, 11200 S.

Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts a holiday

bazaar, including food trucks and vendors, such as

Scentsy, Mary Kay, Thirty One Gifts, Jamba Juice,

Cake Pop Sweets and Treats, Sweet Pea and more.

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 407-

239-5444 or visit www.sojc.org on the web.

Dec. 9 — Family Christmas Movie Night

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (behind Building

C), 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts

a Family Christmas Movie Night, including ornament

crafting, hot dogs and chips, a Christmas singalong

with Mickey and Friends, s’mores by fires, and an

outdoor screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Participants are encouraged to bring low-back chairs,

pillows and inflatable couches. RSVPs are requested.

Time: 5:30 p.m. for activities, 7 p.m. for the movie.

The cost for dinner is $10 for families of six or less,

$20 for families of seven-12, and $30 for families of

13-more. For more information, call 407-876-4991

or visit www.st.lukes.org on the web.

Dec. 9 — Holiday Concert

As part of the Celebration Foundation Concert Series,

the Community Presbyterian Church in downtown

Celebration hosts a holiday concert by the Brass Band

of Central Florida. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25. For

more information, call 407-566-1234.

n Miscellaneous

Through Jan. 24, 2017 — Art Submission

Deadline

Women in the Arts Inc. and the Orange County

Library System invite professional female artists to


submit their work to be exhibited during Women’s

History Month at the library. Finalists are chosen from

submitted entries, and selected art is featured in the

upcoming annual Celebrating the Genius of Women

exhibition in March and April. Finalists are eligible

for $1,500 in cash prizes and gallery representation

at Baterbys Art Gallery for the top three winners. For

more information, call 407-835-7481. Apply online

at www.womeninthearts.org/art-competition.

Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3 — Farmers Markets

Winter Garden Farmers Market, voted No. 1 in

America, takes place at 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter

Garden. The market is adding 50 new vendors, and

there is a new parking garage next to the event. Time:

Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 3 — Rummage & Craft Sale

Chain of Lakes Middle School, 8700 Conroy-Windermere

Road, Orlando, hosts a rummage and craft sale. Space is

available for $10, and table rental is $5 per table. Leave

cash or a check payable to COLMS PTSA in the front

office. Time: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information,

email karafletch@gmail.com.

n Networking/Clubs

Ongoing — Running Club for Women

Moms Run This Town, a women’s running club with more

than 10,000 members nationwide, invites local women

to get together to run/walk/jog and socialize. All skill

levels (from beginning walkers to experienced marathoners)

are welcome, and an encouraging and informative

online support community is provided. To join the Orlando

chapter, visit www.facebook.com/groups/centralflorida.mrtt

on the web. For more information, email

mrttcentralfl@gmail.com or visit

www.momsrunthistown.com/centralfl on the web.

Ongoing — Members Needed

The West Orange Women seeks women of all ages

to join its social group where they “build friendships

while helping others.” The 200-plus members enjoy

more than 25 fun activities. For more information, visit

www.westorangewomen.com on the web.

Dec. 1 — Retired Educators Meeting

The Orange County Retired Educators Association meets at

College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton

St., Orlando, for the Sounds of the Season concert by Lake

Nona and Apopka high schools. Anyone who has worked

in education is invited. Time: 10 a.m. For more information,

call 407-677-0446.

Dec. 27 — Book Club Meeting

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive,

Orlando, hosts a free meeting of the Southwest Book

Club. This is the annual celebration of reading, so there

is no book selection for December. Time: 7 p.m. For

more information, call 407-835-7323.

n Support Groups

Dec. 13 — Support Group Meeting For Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center sponsors

a free support group meeting for caregivers in the

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Suite 281 Conference Room (next to the south elevators

on the second floor) at Health Central Hospital,

10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Time: second

Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information,

call 407-843-1910 or visit www.adrccares.org

on the web.

Dec. 19 — Stroke Support Group Meeting

The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd.,

Winter Park, hosts a free meeting of the BCenter’s

Stroke Support & Social Group. A deli-style lunch is

provided. Reservations via email are requested to

valerie@bcenter.com. Time: third Monday of each

month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more information,

call 888-942-9355.

n Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, 12 Mustard

Seed Lane, Orlando, seeks volunteers who can

help with donation sorting, mattress recycling,

warehouse maintenance, administrative work,

special events or general maintenance. For more

information, call 407-875-2040, ext. 110; or

email jessi@mustardseedfla.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program,

which advocates for quality long-term care, seeks

volunteers. Training is provided. For more information,

call 888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.

myflorida.com on the web.

Through Dec. 1 — Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for AARP’s Tax-Aide

Program. Tax-Aide counselors help prepare tax

returns and assist with filing requirements for

older taxpayers and others. AARP membership is

not required to volunteer. An orientation is held in

December, and training for volunteer counselors

begins around Jan. 9 in the Orlando area. For

more information, call Jackie Sward, 407-647-

5233 or visit www.aarp.org/giving-back on the

web.

Nov. 23 & 24 — Volunteers Needed

Bread of Life Fellowship and Publix Super Markets

seek volunteers for the annual Thanksgiving Food

for Families food project, which provides food for

more than 1,200 deserving families throughout

Orange County. Volunteers meet Wednesday at

7 p.m. or 10 p.m. at Ocoee High School, 1925

Ocoee Crown Point Parkway, Ocoee, to sort and

pack boxes of food. Volunteer drivers are also

needed Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m. to get maps,

directions and boxes of food to deliver to each

family’s home. For more information, call 407-

654-7777, email office@breadoflifefellowship.

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Coming to

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 at 7:00 PM

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J.T.

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(L. to r.) Devin Godbolt,

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win judges’ choice for their costumes at the Westfield

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OVERLOOK AT HAMLIN

• 1,965 - 5,173 Sq. Ft.

• 3 - 6 Bedrooms w/ Den

• 2 - 5.5 Baths

• 1 - 2 Story Homes

• 2 - 3 Car Garage

• From the $600s

ESTANCIA AT WINDERMERE

• 3,314 - 4,927 Sq. Ft.

• 4 - 5 Bedrooms w/ Den

• 3 - 5 Baths

NOW SELLING!

• 2 - 3 Car Garages

• From the high $270s

• Waterfront Homesites

7719 Minutemen Loop, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | 407-905-4651

7518 Blue Quail Lane, Orlando, FL 32835 | 407-628-3602

THE RESERVE AT PHILLIPS COVE

NOW SELLING!

• 2,681 - 4,121 Sq. Ft.

• 4 - 5 Bedrooms

• 2 - 3 Baths

• 1 - 2 Story Homes

• 2 - 3 Car Garage

• From the $400s

6975 Phillips Reserve Court, Orlando, FL 32819 | 407-439-0013

• 1 - 2 Story Homes

• 2 - 3 Car Garages

• From the $700s

1106 Estancia Woods Loop, Windermere, FL 34786 | 407-756-5025

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