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TABLE OF CONTENTS

H O M E A U T O B U S I N E S S L I F E

FOODIE FOR THOUGHT .................................................................... 5

Dinner's Ready!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ....................................................................... 8

Shopping in a Special Way! / Dynasty Gallery & Gifts

TOURISM UPDATE ............................................................................. 9

MATTER OF HEALTH ......................................................................... 10

Help for Hernias / Florida Hospital Medical Group

FACES & PLACES ............................................................................. 12

SOUTHWEST SPORTS ...................................................................... 19

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 22

NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS .............................................................. 25

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 28

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 32

SCHOOL NEWS SEEN .................................................................... 33

Solar Eclipse at Holy Family Catholic School

BUSINESS PROFILE .......................................................................... 34

Raising the Bar on Real Estate / Stockworth Realty Group

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FOODIE FOR

THOUGHT

Dinner’s Ready!

Tasty Tips That Make Family Dinners Possible

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“Family meals are a great way to

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Allison Brinkley, a registered dietitian

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adopt good habits when they see you

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It is also a chance to slow down and

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single recipe and have a freezer-meal

exchange?

Cooking Among Friends by Mary

Tennant and Becki Visser tells you everything

you need to know to get started.

Make sure to date and label freezer

meals, and squeeze out as much air as

possible to prevent freezer burn.

Slow Cooker to the Rescue

There’s nothing more satisfying than

coming home from a hectic day to the

enticing smell of a ready-to-eat meal. Fill

your crockpot in the morning (or even

prep the ingredients the night before),

plug it in and enjoy black-eyed peas

with ham, sloppy joes, hearty soups or

pulled chicken for tacos. Double the recipe

and freeze one for an easy midweek

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Sheet Pan Magic

These one-pan wonders involve

cooking protein, vegetables and seasonings

in the oven on an 18-by-13-

inch sheet pan.

“The beauty of this method is convenience:

one pan and minimal work,” said

Ocoee mom Ev Janssen.

She likes the rich textures and flavors

of sheet pan cooking, and the natural

sweetness of roasted vegetables is

a family crowd-pleaser. The varieties

are endless — simply toss meat or fish

and veggies with olive oil and spices.

Visit www.mealpreponfleek.com

and search “sheet pan meals” for easy,

one-pan recipes and other meal-prep tips.

Grab & Go

Make a quick stop at the market for rotisserie

chicken, steamable green beans,

whole wheat rolls and sliced fruit, and

dinner is on the table in minutes. Several

local restaurants, like Axum Market Cafe,

offer family-style meals for pickup, and

Whole Foods and Fitlife Foods in Dr.

Phillips specialize in healthy heat-andserve

meals to fit every lifestyle, from vegetarian

and gluten-free to high-protein

and comfort food. (Fitlife Foods also

offers delivery at www.fitlifefoods.com.)

Get It Delivered

For ultimate convenience, consider

a meal-delivery service like Orlando’s

Catered Fit (www.cateredfit.com) and

Mindful Meals (www.mindfulmeals.com),

where you choose from an online menu

and fresh, healthy meals arrive at your

home. Just heat and serve. If you like to

cook, a food delivery service, like Sun

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Apron (www.blueapron.com), saves time

by providing the ingredients and recipes

at your doorstep.

The Shipt app makes ordering groceries

for home delivery a snap. The list feature

makes it easy to place repeat orders

or create recipe-driven ingredient lists.

Sheet Pan Fajitas

To save time, set the timer on your

oven so it can preheat on your way

home. Find this and more recipes online

at www.laughingspatula.com.

Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breasts, thinly sliced

1 each: red, yellow and green pepper,

sliced

1 onion, halved and sliced

1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of chili flakes

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

8-12 taco-sized tortillas

Sour cream, salsa and sliced avocado

for garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix

oil and spices in small bowl. Toss

on sheet pan with chicken and vegetables.

Spread ingredients out evenly,

leaving a 1-inch border around

the edge. Cook 25-30 minutes until

chicken is cooked and vegetables

are soft but have a crisp edge. Heat

tortillas in tin foil during the last 3 to

4 minutes. Serve with warm tortillas,

salsa, sour cream and avocado. ª


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A Penny And A Piggy Bank

Importance of Estate Planning

by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney

People talk about it. Experts write about it. Some think it is

only for the wealthy. Others believe it is only for the old. So, how

do you determine if an estate plan is right for you? First, you need

to understand what an estate plan does, what it includes, and what

control it gives you to make decisions today for events that happen

in the future.

An estate plan is a collection of legal documents in which you

tell others what to do when you die or if you become incapacitated. For example, an

estate plan allows you to name who will receive your assets when you die. An estate

plan lets you select the person who will care for you if you become incapacitated. An

estate plan lets you appoint a guardian for your minor children if you and your spouse

die or are no longer competent to care for them yourselves.

Whether you have nothing more than a “penny and a piggy bank” or a lavish

estate, without an estate plan, you lose control of what happens after you die or

become incapacitated. Without an estate plan, the courts, not you, will control what

happens to your assets, you, your minor children, and more.

What is Your Estate?

Your estate is the sum of all your assets including your home and other real estate;

IRAs, certificates of deposits, pension plans and other retirement programs; stocks,

stock options, and other securities; bank accounts; furniture, jewelry, cars and other

tangible personal property; life insurance proceeds; money owed to you; business

interests; and any other item you own that can be assessed with a value.

The plan determines when and how to use those assets during your life if you are

unable to manage your finances, and, who can use those assets to care for your loved

ones when you are gone.

What Does an Estate Plan Look Like?

Estate plans are customized to fit your individual needs. However, most estate

plans include the following documents:

1. Last Will and Testament – A will names a personal representative (also known as

an executor) who will manage your estate. A will instructs that personal representative

how and to whom to distribute your assets. A will also designates a guardian for

your minor children if both you and your spouse die or become incapacitated.

2. Living Trust – A trust allows you to control your assets during your lifetime

and instruct how, when, and to who your assets are to be distributed upon

your death. When you die without a living trust, your estate is managed and

distributed through a court proceeding called probate, which can take up to a year

(or even longer) and may cost 3% or more of your estate value. With a living trust,

probate is not required and your estate is distributed with minimal delay and cost.

A properly drafted trust may also eliminate or diminish estate taxes.

3. Durable Power of Attorney – A durable power of attorney appoints a

person to execute agreements, transact business, write checks, and manage your

financial and legal affairs. You determine if this person can exercise these powers

immediately or only upon your incapacitation.

4. Health Care Surrogate Designation – A designated surrogate makes

informed health care decisions regarding medical treatment for you if you become

unable to make those decisions.

5. Living Will – A living will instructs medical personnel that life-prolonging

procedures are to be withheld or withdrawn if you have a terminal or end-stage

condition or are in a persistent vegetative state.

6. Declaration of Pre-need Guardianship – A declaration of pre-need

guardianship tells the court who to appoint as guardian of you and your assets if

you become severely mentally or physically disabled during your life.

So, remember, whether you have but a “penny and a piggy bank” or a

lavish estate, estate planning is important to you and your family’s well-being.

Depending on your individual needs, your estate plan may require additional

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trust, or an irrevocable life insurance trust. An experienced estate planning

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BUSINESSSPOTLIGHT

Shopping in a Special Way!

Dynasty Gallery & Gifts is

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It carries popular brands

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The Dynasty family is dedicated

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Exclusive in-store events are another

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A critical part of any successful

lodging establishment operation

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the week of Sept. 10-16, communities

and lodging properties worldwide

recognized and “saluted”

the hardworking men and women

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On Aug. 28, Orlando Mayor

Buddy Dyer presented Central

Florida Hotel & Lodging

Association hoteliers and housekeepers

with an official Orlando

Housekeeping Week Proclamation.

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TOURISM UPDATE

submitted by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

On behalf of the City of Orlando,

Mayor Dyer extended the proclamation

as an “appreciation to our

Central Florida housekeepers, managers

and custodial staff and suppliers

for maintaining high professional

and industry standards and to honor

these individuals for their contributions

to Central Florida’s largest

industry.”

CFHLA representatives encourage

all Orange County residents to

take the time and thank their housekeeping

personnel during their next

vacations, as these individuals are

truly at the core of all positive travel

experiences.

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (front, sixth from left) recognizes Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association hoteliers and their housekeeping staff members. ª

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factors, including pregnancy,

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prior surgery, excessive lifting or

you can be born with a hernia that

may not become symptomatic until

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the severity of the hernia, discomfort

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Hernias generally get larger with

time and usually do not resolve

on their own. In fact, though more

than 5 million Americans suffer

from hernias, less than 1 million

of them seek treatment, because

they are nervous about surgery.

The good news is advancements

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During surgery, the bulging tissue

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A hernia that cannot be pushed

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sudden pain that quickly intensifies;

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your bowels or pass gas. Urgent

surgery is required for strangulated

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Though there are several different

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Oftentimes, when shopping, going to the doctor, choosing a

school or making other decisions, it is easy to overlook the fact

that every business is run by people. They could be your neighbors,

parents of your children’s friends, or even fellow members

of your church. It can be easy to see a business as just a business,

but the staff of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin wanted to

help you get to know the faces in the background. Get a deeper

view of the people behind your local companies and an indepth

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In her new practice, Buena Vista

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Dr. Aldea will incorporate new technologies

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She provides an array of services,

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for the entire family. She is a

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Aldea prides herself on excellent

patient education and rapport, and

believes that trust and confidence

are the cornerstones of a good relationship

with her patients. Dr. Aldea

has been named as one of Orlando’s

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her peers every year for a decade.

She looks forward to seeing you and

your family at her new home, Buena

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are all proud representatives of Dynasty.

Management feels honored to lead the successful

boutique with the support of its team and the

community. “The appreciation we have for our

customers is unconditional, and the relationships

we have created will live on within the community.”

Dynasty Gallery & Gifts is located at 1067

S. Clarke Road in Ocoee. For more information,

call 407-522-4400.

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Endocrine

Associates of Florida

Endocrine Associates of Florida, located

at 1510 Citrus Medical Court in Ocoee, offers

services for adult diabetes, thyroid and other metabolic

diseases. Dr. José Mandry and his staff

are happy to address patients’ individual needs

and provide them with the information and recommendations

for necessary therapy. The staff

is bilingual and fluent in Spanish. The practice is

also involved in clinical research studies, therefore

keeping abreast of new treatment options

and methods to help better treat its patients. They

have nutritional classes and can offer diabetic

educational classes. Endocrine Associates participates

with most major medical insurances and

can schedule new patients promptly. At Endocrine

Associates of Florida, patients are always treated

with respect and the full attention of Dr. Mandry.

For more information, call 407-480-4830 or visit

www.jmandry.com.

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John Carrozzella, M.D., has been a practicing

physician for more than 30 years. He is

currently focused on the nontraditional

medical specialties

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cosmetics, health and

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that his patients can function higher

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Southwest Orlando for more than 60 years. Two

pillars of the community, the Rev. John Giel and

Principal Sister Dorothy Sayers, help Holy

Family achieve a blend of spiritual fulfillment and

top academics every day. Its mission to serve others

is exemplified by the charitable works of its congregation

and its student body alike. Father John,

a staunch supporter of Catholic education, continues

to serve tirelessly after dedicating his life to the

Catholic faith decades ago. The same could be

said of Sister Dorothy, who greets the nearly 700

students in preschool through grade 8 every morning

at the school gates, as she has done for more

than 20 years. As a matter of fact, Sister Dorothy

is celebrating her 50th year serving in the Catholic

Order of the Religious Sisters Filippini this month

with a Jubilee Celebration on Sept. 30. (See HFCS’s

ad in this issue to purchase tickets.) The staff of

HFCS are always happy to welcome new members

and new families into its “holy family.” For more

information, visit www.holyfamilyorlando.com or

www.hfcschool.com.

Massage Envy

Massage Envy Dr. Phillips is adding a variety

of new services to its membership program.

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that exfoliates, extracts and uses precision-timed

hydration to deliver the most effective skin resurfacing

results. The company also partnered with PCA

Skin to administer chemical peels that improve skin

health using a unique blend of advanced ingredients

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shedding of dead skin cells. Schedule your session

for fast, noticeable results that help improve the

skin’s tone, texture and hydration.

Ocoee Pediatrics

Bindu Parekattil, M.D., has

been practicing as a board-certified

pediatrician since 2000.

She graduated from Boston

University School of Medicine

in 1997. In 2011, she settled in

Windermere and has been

working with Drs. Shahid and

Shaista Usmani since 2012

in Ocoee. She is passionate in

her role as a pediatrician to take care of all aspects

of preventative and acute medical care. Her goal is

to establish strong relationships with families in order

to provide a caring, capable medical home for their

children. For more information, call 407-395-2037

or visit www.ocoeekidsdocs.com.

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for piano, guitar, voice, woodwind,

brass, drums, art and more. Its professional,

friendly music teachers

offer flexible lesson scheduling and

lessons that suit your style, ability

and personal needs. They also provide

after-school music classes in the

areas of piano, guitar, dance, vocal

expression, musical theater and intro

to drama in several locations around

the area. OPMI is offering a new program

called OPMI MusicFirst. This

unique, cutting-edge “mommy and

me” style of music curriculum is an

affordable, research-based program

that is fine-tuned to enhance the

development of a child’s neurological

connections, music intelligence,

singing skills, sensitivity to beat, expressive

movement, musical memory

and preferences. Each parent/child

in the class has the opportunity

to work with a highly trained, talented

and energetic instructor on a

weekly basis over the course of six

weeks. For more information, email

opmi@opmi-lessons.com or visit www.

orlando-premier-music-instruction.com.

Simmonds

Dental Center

The motto at Simmonds Dental

Center is “Changing lives, one

smile at time,” which is exactly what

it does. The staff is unique, because

they truly treat their patients like family.

Simmonds Dental Center has

provided dental care for patients in

the MetroWest and surrounding

communities for the past nine years,

and it is happy to have contributed

to the robust growth of the area. The

staff understand the reservations that

some patients have when going to

a dentist, so they aim to soothe their

fears and take care of their dental

needs in a relaxing environment. At

Simmonds Dental Center, the staff

puts its patients' needs and comforts

first. They love what they do, and

overcoming patients' fears is their

specialty, as there are few joys more

rewarding than seeing a once fearful

patient become completely at

ease in the chair. The office has also

been able to give back to the community

by hosting an annual Free

Dental Day, during which the staff

provides dental care to those who

are less fortunate at no charge. They

believe that it is their mission and

purpose to serve using the abilities

God has blessed them with. For more


information, call 321-558-7635 or

visit simmondsdentalcenter.com.

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THE heartbeat OF THE COMMUNITY

Mike and Teresa Stewart

founded Southern Realty Group

LLC 12 years ago and serve the

Southwest Orlando, Windermere,

Dr. Phillips and Winter Garden

areas. As multimillion dollar producers,

they have been recognized

by the Orlando Regional Realtors

Association as a Top Producer in

the Gold Level. Their no-nonsense

approach to real estate has proven

to be effective in both buying and

selling. Finding the right home is just

the beginning. Mike and Teresa are

there every step of the way, beginning

with negotiating and finalizing

the contract, inspections, appraisals

and closing. They specialize in residential

sales, leasing, property management,

second home and estate

management, and commercial sales.

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for a private, no-obligation consultation.

They assure complete confidentiality

and promise total objectivity.

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estate services now or in the future,

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help you achieve the best results. For

more information, call 407-766-9826

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SOUTHWEST SPORTS

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Florida League is accepting applications

from schools to participate in

the 2018 Florida League High School

Invitational. For the first time, there

will be four weeks of baseball tournament

play. More than 100 schools

from 10 states have participated in the

FLHSI during the past 11 years.

Players who have come through

Sanford Memorial Stadium include

MLB stars Javier Baez, Greg Bird

and Francisco Lindor, and more

than two dozen other All-Americans.

Games will be held from March 12-16,

March 19-23, March 26-30 and April

3-6; and the tournament fee is $500.

For more information or to register,

call 321-206-9174 or email

info@floridaleague.com. For details,

visit www.floridaleaguetournaments.com.

Former American artistic gymnast

Shannon Miller inspired young

gymnasts at United Flip Force in

Clermont. She talked about her

present-day activities and answered

questions from the young gymnasts

before posing for photographs and

autographing items, such as leotards,

Windermere resident Cady Aruanno (right) meets

gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller.

T-shirts, cellphone cases and posters.

Among those who met the champion

was Windermere resident Cady

Aruanno.

Miller was the 1993 and 1994

world all-around champion, 1996

Olympic balance beam champion,

1995 Pan American Games

all-around champion, and a member

of the gold medal-winning

Magnificent Seven team at the

1996 Olympics. With a total of

seven medals, she also is the most

decorated U.S. gymnast, male or

female, at the Olympic Games.

With a combined total of 16 world

championships and Olympic medals

between 1991-96, she is the

second-most decorated gymnast

in U.S. history and the 10th-most

decorated gymnast from any country

by her individual medal count.

Miller was also the most successful

American athlete at the 1992

Olympics, winning five medals.

United States Tennis Association

is celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Month with Spanish-language communications

and profiles

of players and events

throughout Central and

South Florida. As part of

its Hispanic Outreach initiative

launched in 2013,

USTA Florida is hosting

Tenis para Todos family

festivals to bring families

together on the tennis

courts. The free events

include family-friendly

activities and program

information for children

and adults in each of the

areas.

In addition, the USTA

National Campus, located

at 10000 USTA

Blvd. in Orlando, will

host Development Camp

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from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Reserve at Belmere resident

Nikki Redelijk recently competed

at the United States Tennis

Association Girls 16s & 18s National

Championships in San Diego. The

15-year-old, who trains at IMG

Academy in Bradenton, placed second

out of the 256 draw of the best

16-year-olds in the nation.

& 18s National Championships in

Michigan. He is also competing in

international championships.

The 2017 Florida League

Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held

Nov. 13 at Interlachen Country Club. It

is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of

the year, as 30 foursomes from around

the country descend on Central Florida

to take part in the event.

The Pairings Party on Nov. 12 will

include a meet-and-greet with tournament

celebrities, an open bar,

heavy hours d’oeuvres, guest speakers

and a live auction. The tournament

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Nikki Redelijk of Reserve at Belmere competes in the US Open against the best

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During a three-hour televised match,

Redelijk lost the singles finals in three

sets. She won the doubles final, after

which she was offered a wild card

for the junior qualifying draw at the

US Open. At the US Open, Redelijk

won two three-set matches against a

couple of the top-60 juniors-under-18

in the world and qualified for the

main draw, where she beat the No.

28 junior-under-18 in the world. In her

last match, she lost to an Italian player

3-6, 4-6. In doubles, she tied 6-2,

4-6; but lost to a third-set tiebreaker.

Redejilk has a bright future ahead

of her. Her brother, Jori, also

competed at the USTA Boys 16s

noon. Competing foursomes will be

paired with one baseball celebrity.

Florida League is proud to have

the support of former World Series

champions, MVPs, CY Young Award

winners, No. 1 overall draft picks,

and Rookie of the Year recipients.

For more information, visit www.

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view/fcsl/celebrity-golf-tournamentinformation.

Season openers at Dr. Phillips

High School brought many victories.

In the women’s golf opener,


senior Jennifer Jung shot a oneunder

par 35 to take the opening

match over Olympia High

School. Junior Kate Goodin and

senior Emma Hallson each closed

with 51, while sophomore Mary

Sosebee’s 55 finished out the top

four scores for the Panthers.

During the women’s volleyball

season opener, junior Laura

Misko finished with a team-high of

13 kills and freshman Alicia Virthe

had 11 more, as the Panthers dispatched

Apopka High School.

Senior Milexa Cardona was the

top donor on the board with 44

assists.

Cross country teams opened

the season at the Spikes and Spurs

Classic. Senior Isabela Bartczak

pushed herself into the school’s alltime

top-10 list for the second time

in her career. She finished third in a

field of more than 400 runners with

a time of 18:53 to lead the women’s

cross country to a ninth-place finish

among 23 competing teams. Men’s

cross country put in a strong effort as

well, placing 11th out of 23 teams.

In DPHS’s season-opening meet,

women’s swimming dominated

Osceola High School, placing first and

second in every event in a 221-53 victory.

Seniors Caroline Grzeszczak

(200 free, 100 free) and Roseleen

Olivares (100 fly, 500 fly), and junior

Kayla Smith (200 IM, 100

back) took double victories while

sophomore Samantha Horency

won the 50 free and senior Paola

Hernandez took the 100 breast. The

Panthers also swept all three relays.

Men’s swimming and diving opened

its 2017 campaign with a thorough

222-77 victory over Osceola High

School. Junior Max Meisenheimer

had victories in both the 50 free and

500 free, as the Panthers took first and

second in every event.

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n Bay Hill

Bay Hill resident and West Family

Law Group founder Richard D.

West was appointed to co-chair a

Florida Bar Association ethics committee.

For the second consecutive

year, he was appointed to co-chair

the Ad Hoc Bounds of Advocacy

Committee. In this position, Richard

helps lead the committee in updating

the original Florida Bounds of

Advocacy, which he helped draft 10

years ago. He will also be lecturing

on ethics to family lawyers attending

the Marital and Family Law Review

Course that will be held in Orlando

in January 2018.

n Dr. Phillips

Dr. Phillips resident Stephanie

Cook, a partner with Shuffield-

Lowman, was selected as a 2017

Legal Elite attorney by Florida Trend.

The designation represents the top

2 percent of the Florida Bar’s more

than 67,000 members who practice

in the state. Stephanie was honored

in the practice area of commercial

litigation. Florida Trend representatives

collect ballots from Florida

Bar members, asking lawyers to

name attorneys who they hold

in the highest regard and would

recommend to others.

n Windermere

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Stephanie

Cook of

Dr. Phillips

is named a

2017 Legal

Elite.

Windermere officials welcomed

State Senator Victor Torres to a

town hall meeting, where the senator

compiled by Lauren Salinero

discussed the recent state legislative

session and shared his insights

about what to expect in the next session,

which will begin in January instead

of the usual March start date.

He also talked about his legislative

priorities. Orange County Sheriff

Jerry Demings spoke about

crime trends in the area and educated

attendees on the opiod crisis

(L. to r.) Windermere Council members Jim O’Brien and Richard Montgomery, State

Senator Victor Torres, Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Orange County Supervisor of

Elections Bill Cowles, and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings attend a Windermere

town hall meeting.

gripping, not only Central Florida,

but the nation. Supervisor of Elections

Bill Cowles talked about the special

House District 44 election taking

place for Windermere residents

and briefly about the large number

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see new people due to term limits.

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn

shared his concerns with the way

Tallahassee is treating local governments

with their continual intrusion on

home rule, local governments’ right

to self-governance. Orange County

Clerk of Courts and Southwest resident

Tiffany Moore Russell spoke

about the services that are available

to Orange County residents, and

Orange County Property Appraiser

Rick Singh informed the group

about the recently mailed tax notices

and services they provide.

n Et Al

Congratulations to the following

Southwest-area residents on their recent

academic achievements:

• Recent graduates from

the University of Alabama include

Kristina Armstrong of

Celebration, Bachelor of Science

in commerce and business administration;

Kaitlin Breslin of Winter

Garden, Bachelor of Science in

aerospace engineering; Lauren

Lane of Windermere, Bachelor

of Arts in communication and information

sciences; Caroline Montz

of Ocoee, Bachelor of Science;

Scott Moore of MetroWest,

Bachelor of Arts; Brandon Morris

of Windermere, Bachelor of Arts;

Avi Nelson of Celebration, Master

of Accountancy; Melody Schmidt

of Southwest Orlando, Bachelor of

Arts in communication and information

sciences; and Carolyn Todd of

Windermere, Bachelor of Science in

civil engineering.

• Windermere residents Olivia

Cole, Bachelor of Arts from Orlean

Beeson School of Education, and

Madeline Sundberg, Bachelor

of Arts from Howard College of

Arts and Sciences, graduated from

Samford University.

• Graduates from the Georgia

Institute of Technology include Justin

Eng of Windermere, Master of Science

in electrical and computer engineering;

Xavier Galloway of Ocoee,

Bachelor of Science in computer science;

Tom Knight of Dr. Phillips,

Master of Science in electrical and

computer engineering; Alexander

Recksiek of Ocoee, Master of

Science in electrical and computer engineering;

and Aaron Troan of Dr.

Phillips, Master of Science in electrical

and computer engineering.

• Gregory Ferone of MetroWest

graduated from Missouri Valley

College with a Bachelor of Science

in exercise science.

• Emily Fleishman of Dr. Phillips

graduated from the University of

Findlay with a Bachelor of Science

in business management.

• Sara Ghassemi of Ocoee,

Bachelor of Arts in journalism,

and Andrew Hughes of Winter

Garden, Bachelor of Arts in psychology,

graduated from Baylor University.

• Jacqueline Katta of

MetroWest and Zamara

Martinez of Dr. Phillips graduated

from Graceland University, each

with a Master of Science in nursing.

• Dr. Phillips residents

Alaaeddine Minyaoui, logistics

management, and Dexter Wiley,

computer science, graduated with

bachelor’s degrees from the Florida

Institute of Technology.

• Juan Ramon Rivas of

Winter Garden graduated from the

University of North Georgia with a

Bachelor of Science in sociology.

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Baseball legend and Southwest

resident Johnny Damon

stopped by a Kids Beating Cancer

luncheon to thank the group for

all they are doing for children

who need bone marrow transplants.

The group is also gearing

up for the Hats & Heroes

Ball, its annual gala. This year,

the organization celebrates its

25th anniversary. The theme for

this year’s gala is “The Phantom

of the Opera Masquerade Ball.”

Tickets and tables are available at

www.kidsbeatingcancer.com.

The Orlando Regi onal

Realtors Association

announced its 2017

class of ORRA Young

Professionals Network

20 Under 40 Rising

Stars in Real Estate

award recipients. The

notable young Realtors

were selected by

the ORRA Awards

Committee for their demonstrated

excellence in

career and service to

both community and

the real estate industry.

Among those awarded

were Windermere

(L. to r.) Celia Hartman, Sandra Gomez, Mary Kenny-Thwaites, Jennifer Diaz, Johnny

Damon of Southwest Orlando, Donna Boyer of Palm Lake, Margaret Guedes, Dr. Francelis

Gonzalez of Turtle Creek, and Cecelia Doctor-Marshall attend a Kids Beating Cancer luncheon.

residents Juliana Boselli Neves,

Chris Sapp and Deborah

Schroeder; and Winter Garden

residents Matthew Matin,

Vanessa Pierce and Michael

Thomas.

Rotary Club of Lake Buena

Vista hosted a visiting exchange

student at a recent meeting. Eliska

Vranova is visiting Central Florida

for eight months from the Czech

Republic and Slovakia. She was

selected from several candidates to

come to the community and stay with

Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista past President

Rommel Mosquera welcomes new Rotary exchange

student Eliska Vranova.

a Rotary family while

going to school and visiting

various organizations.

Eliska will share

with Rotary members

about herself and the

Rotary communities she

represents.

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n Arnie’s Army goes nationwide

Officials of the Arnie’s Army

Charitable Foundation, the organization

created to support golf legend

Arnold Palmer’s lifetime mission of

philanthropy, announced that Arnie’s

March Against Children’s Cancer expanded

its footprint to new markets

nationwide. In addition to being one of

the signature fundraising events at the

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented

by Mastercard, Arnie’s March Against

Children’s Cancer is now part of the

weekly lineup of special events at three

premier PGA Tour events, including

the recent World Golf Championships-

Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio; the Dell

Technologies Championship in Norton,

Massachusetts; and the 2017 Tour

Championship in Atlanta.

Arnie’s March is a unique fundraising

model that allows PGA Tour events and

their local children’s hospital to showcase

the strength and impact of their partnership,

providing an opportunity to recognize

and honor cancer patients, their

families, hospital staff and community supporters.

The goal of each Arnie’s March is

to generate significant, local philanthropic

support for the children’s hospitals in

the unique ways that tour events provide.

For more information or to make a

donation, visit www.arniesarmy.org.

n County employees give back

The Orange County government

was awarded a Chairman’s Award for

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and businesses raised $17.7 million for

Heart of Florida United Way’s 2016-17

annual workplace giving campaign.

compiled by Lauren Salinero

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being one of United Way’s top corporate

partners. Every Orange County

employee is offered the opportunity to

give back through payroll deductions,

which has experienced nearly a 15 percent

increase in each of the past two

years. In fact, 30 percent of Orange

County employees give to United Way

through payroll deductions. This past

year, hundreds of local individuals

Orange County employees (l. to r.) Leslie King, Tracy Salem, Jon Weiss, Lavon

Williams and Paulette Julien accept a Heart of Florida United Way Chairman’s Award.

n Rescued whale returns to sea

A female short-finned pilot whale was

given a second chance at life after an

extensive and complex return to the

sea. The 725-pound whale beached

herself in Dixie County. Discovered by

beach-goers, rescue teams from the

University of Florida and Clearwater

Marine Aquarium assisted the whale

and transported her to SeaWorld

Orlando for continued medical

intervention and rehabilitation.

As soon as she was there, the pilot

whale received 24-hour care from

SeaWorld’s veterinary and animal

care teams. She responded well to

treatment and began to show signs of

improvement almost immediately. She

was able to swim on her own upon arrival

and began eating fish within one

day. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted

with transportation, along with five

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members of SeaWorld’s rescue team,

to return the whale safely to the Gulf

of Mexico.

“We all watched her strongly swim

away,” said Dr. Lara Croft, veterinarian

at SeaWorld Orlando, who escorted

the pilot whale through every step of her

rescue journey. “This story has been a

true collaboration, and we worked together

with many dedicated partners.

We are proud to be a part of this rescue,

rehabilitation and successful release.

This truly is why we all do what we do.”

The National Oceanic and

Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

encourages people to report sightings

of dead, injured or entangled dolphins

and whales to the Florida Fish and

Wildlife Conservation Commission at

888-404-3922.

n OneBlood calls for blood

donations

OneBlood, a local nonprofit blood

center serving the southeastern U.S., sent

nearly 300 units of blood to Texas after

the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Rising flood waters and massive destruction

prevented blood centers in Texas

from being able to collect blood. The

local center encouraged residents to donate

blood, and blood supply will continue

to be in need during the aftermath

of Hurricane Irma and as hurricane season

progresses. While all blood types

are needed, there is an urgent call for

O negative and O positive blood, as

well as platelets and plasma donations.

Generally healthy people age 16 and

older who weigh at least 110 pounds

can donate blood.

For more information, call 888-936-

6283 or visit oneblood.org/donate-now.

n Foundation serves local

high schools

Fairwinds Credit Union launched a

nonprofit, Fairwinds Foundation, dedicated

to helping individuals create and

achieve a path toward financial responsibility,

security and freedom. The foundation,

led by Executive Director Garry

Capton, already selected two organizations

for partnerships, sponsoring a

Junior Achievement of Central Florida

program as well as a program with

the University of Central Florida. It will

partner with Junior Achievement to serve

as the exclusive banking sponsor of JA

Finance Park Virtual, a virtual simulation

exercise for high school seniors in economics

classes. Participating Southwestarea

schools are Dr. Phillips, Ocoee,

Olympia and West Orange high

schools.

Already a long-standing partner and

the official Student Banking Service

Provider for UCF, Fairwinds will continue

to support the university through its

newly formed foundation. It will support

UCF’s Centsible Knights financial literacy

program, offering five $2,500 scholarships

to UCF students that complete

the program. Centsible Knights provides

students with information and resources

that enhance their financial knowledge

and equip them to make sound financial

decisions, including responsible spending

and saving, student load management,

credit evaluation, protection of

financial information, and investment

planning.

For more information about the

Fairwinds Foundation, visit www.

fairwinds.org/foundation.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

iFly Orlando, the world’s largest

indoor skydiving operator, invites all

individuals, despite physical and cognitive

barriers, to attend iFly Orlando’s

All Abilities Event on Sept. 27 from 6-8

p.m. The program is customized for

those with physical and cognitive challenges

in an environment of support

and inclusion for those in the special

needs community. The event package

includes a preflight training session,

all necessary flight gear, and two

one-minute flights at the special price

of $39.95. iFly Orlando is located at

8969 International Drive in Orlando.

To reserve a spot, call 407-337-4359 or

email sales.orlando@iflyworld.com.

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held

a one-year anniversary celebration

for Friendly Confines. WOCC builds


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Photo courtesy of WOCC

West

Orange

Chamber of

Commerce

members

celebrate

the one-year

anniversary

of Friendly

Confines.

partnerships, strong businesses and

commitment to the community by serving

as the leading business advocate

in Central Florida, facilitating opportunity

to nearly 1,000 member businesses.

For more information about

WOCC, call 407-656-1304 or visit

wochamber.com.

Florida Hospital officials announced

the hospital is developing

a pediatric liver transplant program

that will provide much-needed services

to children in Central and North

Florida. Today, the only active pediatric

liver transplant program in Florida

is in Miami, causing children and their

families to travel great distances, sometimes

out of state, for treatment. The

Agency for Health Care Administration

approved Florida Hospital’s request

to develop the program. It anticipates

listing its first patients for

the Orlando program in January

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Sept. 23 — Beads For Beats 5K

Dr. Phillips Community Park, 8249

Buenavista Woods Blvd., Orlando, hosts

the annual Beads for Beats 5K. All ages are

welcome to register. Time: 8 a.m. The goal

is to raise $10,000 to support B4B, which

helps terminally and chronically ill children

and their families. Pets are allowed in the

park but not in the 5K event area or route.

For more information, call 407-394-6567

or visit www.beads4beats.org.

Sept. 30 — 2017 Hats & Heroes

Masquerade Ball

Waldorf Astoria Orlando, 14200 Bonnet

Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, hosts the

2017 Hats & Heroes Masquerade Ball,

including cocktail receptions, silent and

live auctions, a raffle for diamond earrings,

dinner, Terry Barber and his orchestra

performing the music of Phantom of the

Opera, dancing to the music of Michael

Andrew & Swingerhead, and a DJ After

Party. Special hotel packages for overnight

stays are also available. Time: 5

p.m.-1 a.m. Cost: $350, with proceeds

benefiting the Kids Beating Cancer

Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida

Hospital for Children. Sponsorships are

available. For more information, visit

kidsbeatingcancer.org.

Oct. 7 — Happy Days Soiree

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100

Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando,

hosts the Dave’s House Happy Days

Soiree, including a Community Block

Party Mixer, with chef-created treats and

drinks, live music by Yesterday’s Future,

interactive fun and great conversation.

Other activities include dinner, resident

stories, entertainment and a live auction.

Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $175, with proceeds

benefiting Dave’s House, which provides

permanent support housing for people

with serious mental illness. Sponsorships

are available. For more information, visit

daveshouse.org.

Oct. 14 — Tales & Tails Gala

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal

Blvd., Orlando, hosts the 21st annual

Tales & Tails Gala, an evening of celebration

and storytelling to honor the unique

connection between canines and their

companions, including Southern cuisine,

complimentary beer and wine, canine

demonstrations, entertainment and more.

Time: 6-10 p.m. Cost: $250, with proceeds

benefiting Canine Companions

for Independence. Sponsorships are

available. For more information, call 407-

522-3300 or visit cci.org/galacelebration.

Oct. 18 — Purple Door Luncheon

Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive,

Orlando, hosts the 2017 Signature Purple

Door Luncheon, honoring Champions of

Courage. Time: 11 a.m.-noon for registration,

noon-1 p.m. for luncheon. Cost: $40,

with proceeds benefiting Harbor House of

Central Florida. For more information, visit

www.harborhousefl.com.

Nov. 4 — Dream Village Gala

Omni Resorts ChampionsGate Orlando,

1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate,

hosts the eighth annual Sunshine

Foundation Dream Village Gala, including

cocktails, dinner and dessert, live and

silent auctions, entertainment, dancing,

a raffle and more. Black tie is optional.

Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $150, with proceeds

benefiting the Sunshine Foundation.

Sponsorships are available. For more

information or to purchase tickets, visit

sunshinefoundation.org/2017gala.

Nov. 4 — Imagine Gala

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal

Blvd., Orlando, hosts the Central Florida

chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation’s 11th annual Imagine

Gala, honoring the family of Charles

and Rebecca Veigle Jr. and including

a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and

silent auctions, entertainment and a special

Fund A Cure segment. Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $250, with proceeds supporting

the next milestone in diabetes research.

Sponsorships are available. For more

information, call 407-774-2166 or visit

www.centralflorida.jdrf.org.

Nov. 11 — Challenge For Hope 5K

Give Kids The World Village, 210 S.

Bass Road, Kissimmee, hosts the ninth

annual Challenge for Hope Walk, Run,

Roll or Stroll 5K, formerly known as the

Gingerbread Run. All participants receive

a limited edition medal, goodie bag,

snacks, refreshments and access to finish

line pictures with free download. Costumes

are welcome. Parking is at Plaza Del Sol,

formerly the Osceola Square Mall. Time:

Race day packet pickup opens at 6 a.m.

and ends at 7 a.m. Cost: $40 through

Oct. 15, $45 from Oct. 16-Nov. 11, and

$50 on race day unless sold out. The

cost for juniors 3-12 is $20 with a paid

adult. Virtual challengers are $35. Teams

are also welcome, and sponsorships are

available. For more information, email Roy

at royc@gktw.org.


n Children’s/Teens

Program

Sept. 30 — WhizKids: 3D Design

For Printing Minecraft Characters

The Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant

St., Winter Garden, hosts WhizKids: 3D

Design for Printing Minecraft Characters,

a class for children 9-12. Time: 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call

407-835-7323.

n Events/Performances

Through Oct. 8 — Man Of La

Mancha Performances

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in

Partnership with UCF’s Margeson Theater,

812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, presents performances

of Man of La Mancha, starring

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines as Don

Quixote. Showtimes vary. Cost: $18-$65.

For more information, call 407-447-1700,

ext. 1; or visit www.orlandoshakes.org.

Through Oct. 22 — Disney’s

Newsies The Musical Performances

Orlando Repertory Theatre in Partnership

With UCF, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando,

presents performances of Disney’s Newsies

The Musical. Cost: Ticket prices start at

$15. For more information, call 407-896-

7365 or visit orlandorep.com.

Through Jan. 13, 2018 — Art

Exhibition

Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with

the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation,

presents The Lake: A Documentary

Exploring the Land and People of Lake

Apopka, in its two galleries — 600

St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; and

Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642

W. New England Ave., Winter Park.

After more than a year of planning, two

artist teams set out to capture the contemporary

view of the land and people of

the diverse and distinctive Lake Apopka

community. For more information, call

407-671-1886.

Oct. 7 — Garden Tour

The UF/IFAS Seminole County Master

Gardeners presents its Garden Tour, a

self-guided tour that takes place at private

gardens throughout the county, where

Master Gardeners are available to offer

information. Preregistration is required.

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds are used

to fund educational garden projects in

Seminole County. To purchase tickets, visit

seminolecountygardentour.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call 407-665-5558

or email kmccormick@seminolecountyfl.gov.

Oct. 14 — Come Out With Pride

Festival

Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park hosts

the 13th annual Come Out With Pride

Festival, including a parade, live entertainment

and more than 100 vendors. This

year’s theme is #KeepDancingOrlando.

Time: noon-10 p.m. Admission is

free. For more information, visit

comeoutwithpride.com.

Oct. 22 — Ave Maria: A

Celebration Of Our Lady

The Basilica of the National Shrine of

Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300

Vineland Ave., Orlando, presents a performance

of Ave Maria: A Celebration

of Our Lady by the Basilica Choir and

Orchestra. Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $25;

free for children 12-younger. For more

information, call 407-239-6600 or visit

maryqueenoftheuniverse.org.

Oct. 27 & 28 — Food & Wine

Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

hosts its eighth Food & Wine Classic, including

unlimited tastings at more than 50 stations

that feature culinary selections from the

hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wines

from more than 30 wineries, live entertainment,

overnight and multiple-night package

options, and more. Upgraded ticket options

allow guests access to a beer garden,

featuring a wide selection of craft beers

and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. Cost:

Advanced-purchase event-only tickets are

$115 each. Upgraded tickets are $140. For

more information, call 800-227-1500 or visit

www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com.

Oct. 27-29 — Swan Lake

Performances

Orlando Ballet presents performances of

Swan Lake, with live music by the Orlando

Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Walt Disney

Theater, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando.

Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and

Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $19.

For more information, call 844-513-2014

or visit drphillipscenter.org.

Nov. 11 — Access-Life Expo

Bill Breeze Park on Starke Lake, 1 S.

Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, hosts the Access-

Life Expo, a free event for individuals/families

living with any disability. All ages are

welcome. Activities include boating, fishing,

animals, games, food crafts, exhibitors

and archery. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration is required at access-life.org.

For more information, call 352-455-9926.

Nov. 26 — Handel’s Messiah

Performance

Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston

St., Orlando, hosts the 45th annual

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performance of Handel’s Messiah, performed

by the Messiah Choral Society

and led by John Sinclair. Time: 3 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information,

visit messiahchoralsociety.org.

n Miscellaneous

Through Oct. 2 — Call For Artists

All local and national fine artists and fine

crafters are invited to submit applications

with digital samples of your artwork via

www.zapplication.org for the 11th annual

Downtown Clermont Art Festival — DCAF

2017. The Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 juried fine

art show is themed “Champions for the

Arts.” Only 50 well-qualified artists will be

accepted to compete for cash awards and

ribbon recognition categories. The application

deadline is Oct. 2, 2017. For complete

details, call 352-989-5399 or visit

www.clermontdowntownpartnership.com.

Through Nov. 1 — Plein Air Artists

Needed

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture

Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter

Park, hosts the 10th annual Winter Park

Paint Out from April 22-28, 2018, and

is seeking 25 professionally acclaimed

plein air artists to participate in the juried

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Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28

— Farmers Markets

Winter Garden Farmers Market, voted

No. 1 in America, takes place at 104 S.

Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. The market

has more than 150 vendors, and there is

a new parking garage next to the event.

Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sept. 28 & Oct. 26 — Food Truck

Takeovers

MetroWest Food Truck Takeover takes

place in Veranda Park near 2121 S.

Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Time: the

fourth Thursday of each month from

6-9 p.m. For more information, visit

metrowestcommunity.com.

Oct. 7 — Food Truck Night

Summerport Village Food Truck Night, a

family-friendly event that features a variety

of food trucks, local vendors, live music

and children’s activities, takes place at

13790 Bridgewater Crossing Blvd.,

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n Networking/Club

Oct. 5 — Retired Educators

Meeting

The Orange County Retired Educators

Association meets at College Park United

Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton

St., Orlando. The program will be “A

Potpourri of Health & Insurance Services,”

and anyone who has worked in education

is invited. Time: 10 a.m. For more

information, call 407-677-0446 or visit

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n Support Groups

Oct. 10 — Support Group Meeting

For Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource

Center sponsors a free support group

meeting for caregivers in the Suite 281

Conference Room (next to the south

elevators on the second floor) at Health

Central Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial

Drive, Ocoee. Time: second Tuesday

of each month at 6 p.m. For more

information, call 407-843-1910 or visit

www.adrccares.org.

Oct. 12 — Autism Spectrum

Disorder Support Groups

The Smart Classrooms of the Barnes

Learning Center (upstairs in Founder’s

Hall) at St. Luke’s United Methodist

Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland

Road, Orlando, hosts two support groups

designed for parents of children/ teens

and parents of adults/soon-to-be-adults

on the autism spectrum disorder to share

challenges, ideas, concerns, success

stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator

offers a brief topical lesson in each

support group. Registration is required.

Time: 6:30-8 p.m. For more information,

call 407-876-4991, ext. 262; or email

care@st.lukes.org.

Oct. 16 — Stroke Support Group

Meeting

The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W.

Morse Blvd., Winter Park, hosts a free

meeting of the BCenter’s Stroke Support

& Social Group. A deli-style lunch is

provided. Reservations via email are

requested to valerie@bcenter.com. Time:

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Oct. 19 — Cancer Support Group

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The Attic of Building C at St. Luke’s United

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts a cancer

support group for cancer fighters, survivors,

caregivers and spouses/partners

affected by cancer. All faiths are welcome.

Meetings include a time of sharing, spiritual

and emotional support, and a different

topic each month related to the key challenges

associated with cancer. A speaker

will present a program about “Yoga for

Cancer Patients,” including breathing

and meditation exercises. Time: 6:30-8

p.m. For more information or to RSVP,

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and restoration efforts at ONP to volunteer

at the preserve to greet visitors, help

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to time. Workdays are Mondays and/or

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Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida,

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volunteers who can help with donation

sorting, mattress recycling, warehouse

maintenance, administrative work, special

events or general maintenance. For more

information, call 407-875-2040, ext. 110;

or email jessi@mustardseedfla.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Program, which advocates for quality longterm

care, seeks volunteers. Training is provided.

For more information, call 888-831-0404

or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com.

Sept. 30 — Volunteers Needed

Kids Beating Cancer, which serves children

diagnosed with leukemia, cancer or 80

other malignant/nonmalignant life-threatening

diseases, seeks adult volunteers for

its 2017 Hats & Heroes Ball on Sept. 30.

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SCHOOL

NEWS SEEN

Students at Holy Family Catholic School joined

the fun as the first solar eclipse that has been

visible from the U.S. since February 1979

occurred. It was also the first solar eclipse visible

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Selecting the right real estate professional

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an agent who knows and lives in

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Stockworth Realty Group is a concierge

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Rahter is a certified luxury home

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One of the area’s top real estate

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That success earned Rahter a spot

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Only the top 5 percent of agents

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Rahter is a five-time recipient

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2 percent of real estate agents locally

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A Realtor for the past 14 years,

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Rahter is also highly

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Orange Chamber

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Rahter relocated to Southwest

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Elizabeth, a former prosecutor, currently

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The very active Rob Rahter is available 24 hours a

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