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10 x January 4 — 17, 2018 x n MetroWest MetroWest Master Association, managed by FirstService Residential, welcomed more than 2,500 attendees to the sixth annual WinterFest. The event, held at MetroWest Golf Club, benefited Edgewood Children’s Ranch, a nonprofit residential program that helps boys and girls ages 6-17 address and overcome behavioral issues in a positive, safe environment. MetroWest communities and businesses competed in the MetroWest WinterFest Charity Challenge by collecting dry goods, sporting equipment, gift cards and more for the ranch. The Alvista MetroWest community won the Charity Challenge and will receive a community party hosted by MWMA. Edgewood Children’s Ranch also received a $500 food donation from the Chick-fil-A located at the corner of Kirkman and Conroy roads. As the spirit of giving continued, MWMA presented $5,000 to MetroWest Elementary School. The donation IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD was accepted by MWES Principal Christine Szymanski. n Ocoee compiled by Lauren Salinero Girl Scout Troop 18 participated in the Ocoee Christmas Parade. The girls decorated a golf cart with holiday decorations that some rode in while others walked. They threw out Girl Scout Troop 18 members decorate a golf cart for the Ocoee Christmas Parade. candy to children watching the event from the sidelines. They also won third place in the parade under the Scouting category. The city of Ocoee passed an ordinance allowing for the sale and service of alcohol on Sundays to begin at 7 a.m. for restaurants and lodging properties. Previously, sales before 11 a.m. were prohibited. The ordinance that passed was spearheaded by West Orange Chamber of Commerce, which led efforts to bring the city’s ordinances in line with surrounding communities. WOCC has been in regular communication with city leaders and owners of affected businesses, leading the way for passage of these changes. The amendment to the ordinance mirrors changes made by Orange County and surrounding communities, and prevents current and future Ocoee businesses from being placed in an economically disadvantageous ROYAL Landscape Nursery • Topiaries • Shrubs • Trees • Fruit Trees • Crape Myrtles • Sod • St. Augustine • Floratam • Zoysia • Palmetto • ALL VARIETIES • Rocks • Mulch • Ground Covers • Palm Trees Foxtail • Foxtail • Robellini • Queen Palms • Adonidias • Sabals • MANY MANY MORE! Call Brookdale for prompt patient placement, and we'll arrange for the right care, right away — regardless of availability. That means if we can't accommodate your patient at a Brookdale community in your area, we'll assist in finding another high-quality provider who can. No more calling around. No more hassles. Just peace of mind knowing that you've secured the quality of care you want for any of your patient's needs with just a single call. For our "One and It's Done" referral service, call (407) 487-6029. Our rapid response referral process includes: • Same-day evaluations • Assistance with paperwork • Transportation to community, if needed • Assistance with family meetings to discuss discharge options Give us a review on the web or social media and receive 10% OFF your next purchase. *must show review in person. Brookdale Dr. Phillips Assisted Living Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Brookdale Conway Assisted Living Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Brookdale Ocoee Assisted Living Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

position. With large-scale development on the horizon for downtown Ocoee and along State Road 50, the new ordinance allows the city to maintain a competitive position to attract new businesses. n Turtle Creek Michael Kulich of Turtle Creek is elected to the Central Florida chapter of the Community Association Institute board of directors. Michael Kulich, a Turtle Creek resident and president of the Turtle Creek Homeowners Association, was elected to the board of directors of the Central Florida chapter of the Community Association Institute. The chapter is one of the largest in the U.S., encompassing more than 7,500 HOAs and condominium associations in the region. As part of the board, Michael works to help promote the community association model in the region while inspiring professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship among homeowner leaders. This honor is the latest in a long line of accolades Michael has earned in his position. He was also named the 2016 National CAI Board Member of the Year and has won the Orange County Monica Harris Spires Excellence in Leadership Award for the past two years. n Windermere Michael Attardi of Windermere will launch his autobiography Jan. 20 at Bella Tuscany Restaurant. Michael is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award, presented to him by President Obama in 2016, and the President’s Gold CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 x January 4 — 17, 2018 x 11 WILLIAM RIZZO, D.M.D. Most Insurances Accepted Rizzo Dental Group JEFFREY RIZZO, D.M.D. Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 407.521.8765 NEW PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES WELCOME Request an appointment online at 6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando, FL 32835 All Major Credit Cards Accepted -CareCredit®-