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34 x June 1 - 14, 2017 x IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD n Bay Hill n Ocoee compiled by Lauren Salinero Continuing the Father & Son Tradition. Haircut Old Fashioned Hot Lather Shave Facial and Face Massage Shoe Shine • Gift Cards A GREAT FATHER’S DAY GIFT! Lakeside Village - 7848 Winter Garden Vineland Rd #108, Windermere, FL (407) 614-0330 Hours: Mon - Sat 8 am - 6 pm Sunday - Closed Bay Hill resident and author Bob Thwaites, under the pen name Robert James, will have his book, Next! The Search for My Last First Date, brought to life on the big screen, as it is in production for a movie. The screenplay has been written, and casting will start later this year. The book is a hilarious, light-hearted romance about one divorced, middle-aged man’s quest for the next love of his life, based on Robert’s own experiences. “I used to tell my old assistant, Jenny, some of my dating stories, and she told me to write them down, and I had enough material to write a book, which led me to publish Next!” Robert said. Bob Thwaites, a resident of Bay Hill, signs copies of his book, Next! The Search for My Last First Date, written under the pen name Robert James and soon to be made into a movie. The book goes through the highs and lows, odd and bizarre, funny and heartbreaking, and timing and chemistry of modern dating. After 34 years, Bay Hill resident Charles Bell retired from directing the First Baptist Church of Orlando Counseling Center. He is now on the staff of Chris Couch Golf, providing instruction on the mental aspects of the game. The Ocoee Fire Department and Citizens Advisory Council for the Ocoee Fire Department co-hosted the annual Open House. Fire Station 25 on Bluford Avenue was open to the public, giving residents an opportunity to meet their firefighters and tour the facility. With storm season beginning, the open house also offered hurricane-preparedness information, as well as a full day of fun activities and complimentary hot dogs, sodas and popcorn. Ocoee City Commission meetings will take place one hour earlier beginning June 6. A start time of 6:15 p.m. was unanimously approved at one of the commission’s meetings last month. City commission meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ocoee City Hall, located at 150 N. Lakeshore Drive in Ocoee, and are broadcast live on Ocoee TV on Spectrum Channel 493. To watch the commission and other city governmental meetings online, visit Ocoee TV at www. or Ocoee TV’s YouTube channel at user/ocoeetv. For more information, call the city clerk’s office at 407-905-3105. n Windermere Town of Windermere representatives buried a time capsule to be opened in 2050. The capsule contains items that represent the mood and issues currently affecting the town. Each paper item was x June 1 - 14, 2017 x 35 preserved in acid-free packets, metal and electronic items were in noncorrosive metallic bags, and moisture-absorbing packets were added. The lid was sealed with a special archival silicone sealant that cured for 24 hours and was further protected with wax. Included were items ranging from a FitBit, smartphone and standard landline phone to Windermere-specific items, such as a letter from Mayor Gary Bruhn (L. to r.) Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Council Liaison John Armstrong, and Chairman Andrew McGhee of the town’s Historical Preservation Board bury a time capsule. to the future mayor of 2050, copies of newspapers, a Windermere Elementary School yearbook, and more. It also contains items for the sake of wondering if they will still exist at the time the capsule is opened, such as pennies and a cable TV movie guide. CONTINUED ON PAGE 37 Indoor Heated Pool HOME OF PEDIASWIM AND THE SOUTHWEST STARS SWIM TEAM Aquatic Survival Skills Ages 6 Months to Adults Private / Group Swimming Lessons SouthWest STARS Swim Team INFO@SOUTHWESTAQUATICS.COM | WWW.SOUTHWESTAQUATICS.COM I choose integrity. As a child watching my mother go through a severe illness, I appreciated the compassion and care given her and our family by the treating physician, and I chose to follow that path. Practicing family medicine allows me the opportunity to broaden my medical interests, which may vary with my personal and medical endeavors, and I enjoy the diversity of care. I am Dr. Young and I choose Orlando Health. Specialty: Family Medicine I choose to practice within the Orlando Health system because I value the respected reputation and integrity of this healthcare organization.