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4 x January 5 - 18, 2017

4 x January 5 - 18, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com TABLE OF CONTENTS BEST OF SOUTHWEST 2017................................................................5 IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.................................................................8 PROMOTIONAL FEATURE...................................................................14 Attorney Richard West / West Family Law Group SOUTHWEST KIDDIE KORNER ...........................................................16 LEGAL & FINANCIAL DIRECTORY........................................................18 FINANCIAL REPORT...........................................................................20 Face Your Financial Fears SOUTHWEST SEEN...........................................................................24 Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Grand Reopening SCHOOL NEWS...............................................................................26 STATEPOINT WINTER FUN CROSSWORD PUZZLE................................34 ON THE SUBJECT OF.........................................................................36 New Year, New Organic You COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD.........................................................39 SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY.....................................................40 PRESIDENT Clay Kearney Jan. 5, 2017 Vol. XXXI, No. 5 VICE PRESIDENT Brenda Kearney VICE PRESIDENT SALES & OPERATIONS Donna Wolk MANAGING EDITOR Lisa Sagers 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. ©2017/KEARNEY PUBLISHING CORPORATION EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lauren Salinero CIRCULATION Robert Barlow ADMINISTRATION Michelle Moniz SOCIAL AMBASSADOR Lauren Bocken CONTRIBUTING WRITER Karen Nimetz MARKETING CONSULTANTS Diana (Chastain) Kastner (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

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