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4 x July 20 - August 2, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com 271 West Rd. Ocoee 1569 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee 10588 W. Colonial Dr. Ocoee 2468 S. Maguire Rd. Ocoee 8894 W. Colonial Dr. Ocoee 13530 Summerport Village Pkwy. Windermere 7315 S.R. 535 Windermere 15504 Stoneybrook West Pkwy. Winter Garden 1045 S. Dillard Dr. Winter Garden now delivering with TABLE OF CONTENTS FOODIE FOR THOUGHT .................................................................... 5 An Easy Summertime Treat! SPORTS SPOTLIGHT ........................................................................... 8 Diving Into New Heights BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ..................................................................... 11 Be Beautiful, Be You at Spa Blue! / Spa Blue BACK TO SCHOOL 2017 ................................................................ 13 PROMOTIONAL FEATURE ................................................................. 21 60 Years in the Making / Foundation Academy SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................. 22 TOURISM UPDATE ........................................................................... 25 NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS .............................................................. 26 IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 31 Additional charge for extras and deluxe. Plus applicable tax. May not be combined with other offers, coupons or discount cards. SOUTHWEST SPOTLIGHT ................................................................. 35 A Time-Travel Musical Journey COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 37 SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 40 SOUTHWEST SEEN ......................................................................... 42 2017 MetroWest MusicFest PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Rick V. Martin VICE PRESIDENT Yvette Martin July 20, 2017 Vol. XXXI, No. 18 MANAGING EDITOR Lisa Sagers EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lauren Salinero CIRCULATION Robert Barlow P.O. Box 851 Windermere, FL 34786 407-351-1573 www.southwestorlandobulletin.com The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is published semimonthly by Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC. 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 Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC and may be reproduced and edited without consent. ©2017/Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kirsten Harrington, Blair Parke MARKETING CONSULTANTS Meshele Conley (407) 948-8795 meshele@kearneypublishing.com Madeline DeVito (407) 351-1573, option 1 mdevito@kearneypublishing.com Lindsay Richardson (407) 351-1573, option 2 lindsay@kearneypublishing.com

Invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson more than 100 years ago, there’s something nostalgic about Popsicles. They evoke memories of carefree summer days, riding bikes and swinging on a front porch with a sweet, frozen treat in hand. These days, ice pops are experiencing renewed popularity with peak-season produce, savory spices, coffee, fresh herbs and even vegetables. They are easy to make, fun for kids, inexpensive and versatile enough to accommodate any diet. So, why not make some this summer? The only tools you need are a mold, a few ingredients and your imagination. Fresh & Fruity Perfectly ripe peaches, berries and melon blended with a little bit of apple juice make delicious and healthy ice pops. Try filling molds with fresh slices of nectarines, kiwi, strawberries and blueberries, covering the fruit with white grape juice and freezing. These “fruit salad pops” are stunning, simple FOODIE FOR and great for parties. Blend chunks of mangos or papaya with pineapple juice for a tropical treat; a few basil leaves with pureed watermelon make light and refreshing ice pops. Remember to start with very ripe fruit and taste the mixture before freezing. Sweeten to taste with a teaspoon of agave nectar or maple syrup. If you’re feeling bold, try a pinch of chili powder or hint of cinnamon for an added kick. Cool & Creamy Add a creamy dimension by blending in Greek yogurt, coconut or almond milk, or half-and-half to pureed fruit or juice. Add your favorite milk to bananas, mangos or avocados with a www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x July 20 - August 2, 2017 x 5 THOUGHT An Easy Summertime Treat! From Decadently Dipped to Light & Healthy by Kirsten Harrington touch of honey or maple syrup to make smooth and silky pops. Pudding pops are an old-time favorite. Simply whisk one package of pudding mix (3.9 ounces) with 2 cups of milk for two minutes, stir in 1 cup of thawed Cool Whip topping and freeze in molds. Healthy Boost Blend and freeze your favorite smoothie recipe for a healthy, cool treat. Chia seeds look lovely frozen in fruit pops and add healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Ground flax seeds, protein powder, nut butter, cocoa powder, dried goji berries, spirulina powder and fresh greens like spinach can all be added for an extra nutritional boost; blending in a very ripe banana adds sugar-free sweetness. Dip & Decorate Add the finishing touch by dipping or drizzling ice pops with melted dark or white chocolate and then sprinkling on chopped nuts, grated coconut or rainbow sprinkles. Experiment, have fun and be creative! Remember, freezing dulls flavors, so make the mixture a little stronger or sweeter than normal to ensure bold ice pop flavors. Run frozen treats under hot water briefly to loosen from molds. Recipes yield about six ice pops. Coffee & Cream Ice Pops A perfect way to enjoy a favorite beverage this summer! Ingredients: 3 cups freshly brewed, strong coffee 4 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup half-and-half CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Serving Seafood and Traditional Portuguese Meat Specialties Join Us for Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner 407-757-0500 Located Next to The Orlando Eye - 8441 International Dr., #290, Orlando, FL