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38 x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x SCHOOL NEWS SEEN There was a “student mutiny, tug-of-war and race for orphans” during the whirlwind Catholic Schools Week at Holy Family Catholic School. The week began with an open house to give prospective students’ parents a look behind the classroom doors. Nearly 700 students, from pre-K 3-yearolds to eighth-graders, took part in a walka-thon to raise money for the Orphans Rising Missions. The school also hosted a field day, Crazy Hair and Sock Day, talent show, Virtual Career Day and volunteer breakfast that honored all the people who make every event at HFCS possible. The Class of 2017 prepared lessons for weeks in advance so they could be ready to teach the younger students while their teachers kicked up their feet. Through fun events like these, Catholic schools around the nation focused on the value of Catholic education in their communities.

n Harris Rosen featured nationally Southwest resident and Rosen Hotels & Resorts founder Harris Rosen was featured on the February cover of the national meetings and conventions publication Meetings Today. In the feature, written by Tyler Davidson, Rosen talks about the charitable work he and his company are involved in. He also discussed the educational resources provided to the communities of Tangelo Park and Parramore, and the importance he places on education. “‘We hear a lot about income inequality, and it does exist, and it’s expected to exist in an entrepreneurial society,” Rosen said. “What we cannot, as a wonderful nation, tolerate is educational inequality, so in an underserved community, you have people that would do well in college but can’t afford it. That’s unacceptable. And when they leave college they have no debt, and I would like to see that throughout America.” x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x 39 NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS n Ribbon cutting held for new community park Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson joined local residents compiled by Lauren Salinero for the grand opening of Young Pine Community Park. Located at 5201 Young Pine Road, it features an inclusive playground designed for children with disabilities, with Braille signs for those who are visually impaired, ramps and swings for Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson (front, center, holding scissors) cut the ribbon at the new Young Pine Community Park. children in wheelchairs, and a quiet area for those who become overwhelmed by noise and crowds. The park’s groundbreaking was held June 2014. Now complete, it is the first new park in Orange County and Central Florida to feature an inclusive playground. The 61-acre site also has a dog park, workout stations, walking trails, a kayak launch, fishing pier and multipurpose fields. For more information, call 407-836-6200. n Orange County’s year in review Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs released her annual year in review, a comprehensive look at many of the past year’s accomplishments, milestones and challenges. Mayor Jacobs began by sharing CONTINUED ON PAGE 40 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST W I N NEW N E R BUSINESS! Best Of 2015 Southwest W I N N E R CHECK DETAILS ONLINE 40 40 FOR DAYS DOLLARS Changing lives one smile at a time! Dr. Simmonds Dr. Catral Call 321-558-7635 $7 ALL DAY SUNDAY $10 ALL DAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY WE HAVE MOVED TO SUITE 101! 407-341-7318 6735 Conroy Rd., Ste. 101, Orlando, FL 32835 WWW.ORLANDOPOWERYOGA.COM INVISALIGN TOOTH WHITENING GENERAL DENTISTRY COSMETIC DENTISTRY IMPLANTS VENEERS Teeth Cleaning Only $109 • Complete Exam (D0150) • Prophy (D1110) in Absence of Gum Disease • X-rays (D0274) WE DO IMPLANTS! Missing Teeth or Unhappy with your smile? $500 OFF IMPLANTS If appt. is booked before April 1, 2017 1601 Park Center Dr #1 Orlando, FL 32835 227706