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4 x February 16 - March

4 x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com TABLE OF CONTENTS FOODIE FOR THOUGHT......................................................................5 Destination Dining: Winter Garden FEATURE.............................................................................................7 A Historical Look at Winter Garden BUSINESS PROFILE............................................................................13 One-Stop Medical Care / Windermere Medical Center REDISCOVER I-DRIVE..........................................................................15 PICTURE MY PET PHOTOS..................................................................16 NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS................................................................30 TOURISM UPDATE.............................................................................31 COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD.........................................................32 SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY.....................................................33 PRESIDENT Clay Kearney Feb. 16, 2017 Vol. XXXI, No. 8 VICE PRESIDENT Brenda Kearney VICE PRESIDENT SALES & OPERATIONS Donna Wolk MANAGING EDITOR Lisa Sagers THE MAGIC OF LOVE 1067 South Clarke Road Ocoee, FL 407.522.4400 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 WRITERS Justin Braun, Kirsten Harrington, Debra Wood 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

With a weekly farmers market; lively festivals; numerous restaurants; and artisan shops selling gourmet goods like craft beer, chocolate and olive oil, Winter Garden is a food-lover’s paradise. The following is just a small peek at what the area has to offer: Upcoming Events • This weekend is a great time to head to Winter Garden for the sixth annual Blues & BBQ (Feb. 18, from FOODIE FOR www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x 5 Destination Dining: Winter Garden Sample, Sip & Savor Your Way Through This West Orange Gem! by Kirsten Harrington 4–10 p.m., at the Downtown Pavilion, 104 Lakeview Ave.). Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds and flavors of the South, with all profits benefiting the American Cancer Society. Fresh crawfish, drink specials and live music are part of the Big Easy’s Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 28. THOUGHT • Let the good times roll and celebrate Mardi Gras at the Big Easy on Feb. 28 with fresh crawfish, drink specials and live music (15502 Stoneybrook West Parkway, 407-654-3279). • Green thumbs and novices alike can learn about organic gardening and plant-based cooking, and bring home some edible plants from Spring Fever in the Garden on April 8 and April 9. Admission is free, and the event is pet-friendly. For more information, visit www.springfeveringarden.com. Learn Something New • Don’t know the difference between a porter and a pilsner? Sign up for Crooked Can Brewing Co.’s tours, held on Sunday afternoons (www.crookedcan.com). A $5 fee gets you a glass of your favorite brew from this small-craft brewery located in Plant Street Market (426 W. Plant St.). While you are there, options abound to satisfy your hunger, from pizza to ice pops and sushi to smoothies. More than 20 vendors offer local, organic and natural products to sample, enjoy al fresco or take home for later. • Learn to appreciate the complexities of premium olive oil and aged vinegars at The Sacred Olive (125 W. Plant St.) and indulge in some samples. Stay tuned for exciting new cooking classes coming this spring. • The nearby Roper YMCA (100 Windermere Road) will be hosting its next event in an ongoing series of cooking demonstrations Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Try a sample and learn how easy healthy, tasty cooking can be. Stop by the YMCA on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon for fresh produce at the weekly produce stand. Nonmembers are welcome. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 PROPERTIES SW For Your Total Real Estate Needs ... www.BobbyBaldor.com Call Today! 407-342-6980 U.S. Marine Corps., Vet. Your Real Estate Hero Visit our site today to: •Search all available homes on MLS •Learn about the Rent-to-Own Program •Request a Free Home Valuation •Request a Free Buyer or Seller’s Guide •And so much more! Bobby Baldor, P.A. ABR, CSP, FMS, GRI, REALTOR ® /BROKER ASSOCIATE