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24 x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 n Annual Realtor tour of MetroWest The MetroWest Master Association hosted its fifth annual Pick of the Patch Realtor Tour. More than 50 participants enjoyed updates on community connections through the city of Orlando, Valencia College, public-safety initiatives, West Orange Chamber of Commerce, MetroWest Connect magazine and the Crystal Ballroom. The community bus tour featured Stonebridge Lakes Promenade, Metro Park 4, Veranda Park, Fairway Cove and Izziban. MWMA hosts the Realtor Tour each fall to share information about MetroWest’s newest businesses, residential opportunities and the exciting developments happening in the community with area Realtors. Participants indulged in brunch provided by Big Mike’s Catering, listened to Halloween-themed music by Iconic Entertainment, and were even surprised by a witch from Merry Minstrels while networking with other local Realtors and businesses in the community. For more information, call 407-601-5995 or visit www. n Sand Lake Road Clerk of Courts office closes The Orange County Clerk of Courts closed its Sand Lake Service Center due to budget cuts. The closure was a cost-cutting measure to help avoid layoffs, and it will have the smallest impact on customers who used its services. When compared to all other clerk offices, the Sand Lake location had the lowest volume of customers. The four employees who worked there were relocated to other divisions. “Year after year, we continue to have our budget cut, so we had to make the tough decision to close this office,” said Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell, a Southwest resident. “It makes good business sense in order to streamline our operations.” The clerk’s office still has five locations, including the downtown Orlando courthouse, to serve customers. They can also view public court documents online for free from More than 50 participants attend MetroWest Master Association’s annual Pick of the Patch Realtor Tour. CONTINUED ON PAGE 26 ,

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