30 x November 17 - 30, 2016 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com AT THE FIRST ACADEMY BIG DREAMS START EARLY. Open House Sunday, November 13 Sunday, January 8 Sunday, February 12 Join us between 2pm and 4pm Scan the QR code to RSVP for Open House 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. 181 Athletic Championships Blue Ribbon Lower & Middle Schools Students who attend TFA are four times more likely to be an AP scholar A Christ-Centered Birth to Grade 12 College Preparatory School Definitively Christ-Centered, Distinctly College-Prep 407.206.8602 | thefirstacademy.org (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. www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x November 17 - 30, 2016 x 31 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. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 We Cook. You Bring Home the Best. RESERVE ONLINE • PICK UP IN STORE SHOP.WFM.COM Holiday Meals • Entrées • Appetizers • Sides