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4 x November 17 - 30, 2016 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com 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 SOUTHWEST SOCIAL SEEN...............................................................47 Windermere Halloween Costume Parade and Hay Ride SOUTHWEST SOCIAL SEEN...............................................................48 Westfield Lakes Halloween Party PRESIDENT Clay Kearney Nov. 17, 2016 Vol. XXXI, No. 2 VICE PRESIDENT Brenda Kearney VICE PRESIDENT SALES & OPERATIONS Donna Wolk MANAGING EDITOR Lisa Sagers PRODUCTION MANAGER Dave Carolan P.O. Box 851 Windermere, FL 34786 407-351-1573 www.southwestorlandobulletin.com The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is published semimonthly by Kearney Publishing Corp. No material may be reproduced without written permission. Subscriptions are available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for $25.56 per year and in Canada for $31.80 per year. For foreign surface mailing, add $20 per year. Neither the publishers nor the advertisers are responsible or liable for typographical errors, misinformation, misprints, etc., unintentionally contained herein. All letters received become the property of Kearney Publishing Corp. and may be reproduced and edited without consent. ©2016/KEARNEY PUBLISHING CORPORATION EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lauren Salinero CIRCULATION Robert Barlow ADMINISTRATION Michelle Moniz SOCIAL AMBASSADOR Lauren Bocken CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Justin Braun, Debra Wood MARKETING CONSULTANTS Diana Chastain (407) 376-6959 diana@kearneypublishing.com Madeline DeVito (407) 351-1573, option 1 mdevito@kearneypublishing.com Lindsay Richardson (407) 351-1573, option 2 lindsay@kearneypublishing.com AA-B2B_2016-DYNASTY-4.63x10.indd 1 9/14/16 3:00 PM

www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x November 17 - 30, 2016 x 5 GROWING GAINS & PAINS A Little Gem in West Orange County West Orange Country Club’s membership grows by Debra Wood IT’S ALL ABOUT (407) 448-0244 503 MAIN ST. WINDERMERE, FL 34786 www.AnneMcDonough.net www.TranquilitiWellnessCenter.com p West Orange Country Club boosts membership after completing upgrades. More than a year after a group of golf enthusiasts purchased West Orange Country Club and upgraded the property, 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, with a tree-lined, 71-par golf course designed by Lloyd Clifton. The club became a vital part of the community. Throughout the years, interest in golfing waned, and the membership aged. FALL HAS ARRIVED! Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Residential & Commercial Irrigation Design & Installation Irrigation Repair & Maintenance 407-217-4062 ArborCrestInc.com $ 50 OFF* NEW customer landscape service of $500+. Offer code: NCM 50 13506 Summerport Village Pkwy., #274 Windermere, FL 34786 Karr, who joined the club in 1981, continues to fight the negative comments by some naysayers that he and his partners plan to close the club. That is neither his nor the other investors’ intentions. They are working to ensure it succeeds as a golf course. Ed Neill, a part-time Winter Garden resident, has belonged to the club for about 10 years. He said that he invested to help save it, so he can continue to enjoy the unpretentious atmosphere and comfortable camaraderie. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Central Florida’s Largest Selection of Office Furniture 50,000-Sq.-Ft. Showroom 440 West Kennedy Blvd. 407-316-0101 www.ofo-orlando.com • New • Used • Scratch ‘n Dent Best Of Southwest 2016 W I N N E R • Love & Relationship Coach • Life & Wellness Coach • Inspirational Speaker • Reiki Master For Your Total Real Estate Needs ... www.BobbyBaldor.com Call Today! 407-342-6980 U.S. Marine Corps., Vet. Your Real Estate Hero PROPERTIES SW Visit our site to download your free copy of our comprehensive Buyer's and Seller's guides, or to request a free home valuation! Bobby Baldor, P.A. ABR, CSP, FMS, GRI, REALTOR ® /BROKER ASSOCIATE