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30 x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 of the home a wider look. They also used light gray brick pavers along the walkway to the house and travertine for the step-up front entranceway. They have Japanese plants abutting the front of the home and African irises that surround an oak tree. The yard-of-the-quarter program is sponsored by Dr. Phillips resident and Realtor John Scolaro, who awarded the Bahruth family a gift certificate to Orchard Supply Hardware. n Ocoee The Hidden Springs/Estates Yard of the Quarter award goes to Forrest and Deborah Bahruth. Myra Kinnie and Gail Waxman launched their book, Ocoee: A Novel, at The Winter Garden History and Education Center. The awardwinning novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that bears witness to a tragedy during the 1920 presidential election. In response to African-Americans attempting to exercise their right to vote, a mob of white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members went on a rampage through a black neighborhood, killing a number of people and burning many homes. The nearly 500 survivors fled, never to return. For more than 60 years, Ocoee remained a white-only town. The novel is a fictionalized account that chronicles the massacre and events surrounding it as seen through the eyes of a spirited, young, white girl whose diary brings to life the community and many people involved. Ultimately, the story is about the power of forgiveness, understanding and healing that points toward the possibility of a better future for all people today. Applications for the city of Ocoee’s Most Valuable Partnership Grants are now available. Ocoee homeowners associations and civic groups may submit projects that beautify neighborhoods; address public safety concerns; or foster cultural, recreational or educational wants and needs of the neighborhood or organization. There is $12,000 available, and the maximum grant award is $2,000. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2017. Applications are available at www.ocoee.org or at the city hall reception desk. Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to City Hall, Community Relations, 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761. n Windermere Windermere resident Avani Desai was named a top global leader in consulting by Consulting magazine. This is the magazine’s first year giving out this award. Recipients of the international award display outstanding leadership qualities and capabilities, and exert extraordinary influence in their firms, for their clients and over the consulting profession. Avani and the other award recipients will be recognized next month at a gala awards dinner in London. n Et Al Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate officials added several Help our customers. Customer Service Representatives Full Time Roles with Excellent Benefits Go to jobs.conduent.com Email charity.thalacker@conduent.com DON’T MISS OUT ON FUTURE ISSUES! Delivered to your mailbox or inbox. 407-351-1573 www.southwestorlandobulletin.com

Southwest resident Mohamed Blarj is among the new affiliated sales associates at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Dr. Phillips resident Courtney Hahn is among the new affiliated sales associates at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. affiliated sales associates to their team. Among them are Southwest resident Mohamed Belarj, Orlando office; Dr. Phillips resident April Brumley, Sand Lake Road office; Southwest resident Travis Cambre, Venetian Plaza www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x 31 Center office; Dr. Phillips resident Courtney Hahn, Sand Lake Road office; and Hunter’s Creek resident Alexandra Costa Thomas, Venetian Plaza Center office. Carlos Ortiz, ARNP Congratulations to the following Southwest-area residents on their recent academic achievements: • Graduates from Western Governors University include MetroWest resident Cecilia Barreto, Master of Science in Nursing — Education, and Dr. Phillips resident Lauren Cooper, Master of Business Administration. • Joseph Forte of Southwest Orlando graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham campus with a Bachelor of Arts in film and animation. • Madeliene Hanley of Windermere earned a Master of Education in communication disorders from Valdosta State University. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 THE heartbeat OF THE COMMUNITY Desiree Fouse LMHC CAP WE TREAT "ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND MANY MORE"-IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS W W W . S O U T H W E S T O R L A N D O B U L L E T I N . C O M Request your FREE in-home Estimate & Price Quote! (407) 818-1023 | RBAFLA.com One Get One Buy All Replacement Windows & Patio Doors “ ” “We replaced our 40 plus year old windows two days ago with beautiful windows from Renewal by Andersen. The first night we noticed how quiet the house was! We love the curb appeal it gives our home, the energy efficiency and ease of cleaning... We are so glad we choose RbA to replace our windows!” – Shari L. (Florida Homeowner) *LIMITED TIME OFFER begins 11/1/2017. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Minimum purchase of 4 windows and/or doors required. Offer must be presented to the estimator at initial appointment. Financing is available through third-party lender on approved credit only. Other conditions may apply. Renewal by Andersen of Central Florida license numbers available upon request. “Renewal by Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation. ©2017 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. 40%Off on purchase of 4 or more. $ 0 Down • 0 Payments • 0 % Interest for 24 Months *