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February 15 — 28, 2018 | Since 1986

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Seven Ways to Plan for Cold & Flu Season

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FOODIE FOR

THOUGHT

Dine Like a Dignitary

Even Commanders in Chief Crave Comfort Food

by Kirsten Harrington

They may live in the most famous

house in the country, dine with royalty

from afar, and jet across the world in

Air Force One, but when it comes to

food preferences, U.S. presidents are

just like the rest of us. Each one has

a favorite comfort food or snack for

which he is known. President Donald

Trump has a penchant for potato chips

(specifically Lay’s brand), former

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

loved a great grilled cheese, and

who can forget former President

Ronald Reagan’s love of jelly beans?

According to the Smithsonian archives,

George Washington had only

one original tooth left when he took

office as a result of using his pearly

whites to crack walnuts, one of his

best-loved snacks. While Michelle

and Barack Obama are remembered

for plucking produce from their own

garden and promoting healthy eating

habits, George W. Bush may be

remembered for indulging in cheeseburger

pizzas. We have Thomas

Jefferson to thank in part for the popularity

of macaroni and cheese, for he

discovered this tubular pasta served

with Parmesan while in Europe and

later served a “macaroni pie” at a

state dinner.

With Presidents Day just around

the corner, why not use the holiday

as an excuse to try something new?

You might learn a few fun facts about

history and find a new dish for the

dinner table in the process. Just because

you don’t have access to your

own personal chef doesn’t mean you

cannot eat presidentially. Here are a

few favorites of past commanders in

chief to get you inspired:

Former President Kennedy’s

New England Fish Chowder

According to presidential archives,

a young woman wrote a letter to

John F. Kennedy asking him what he

liked to eat. He advised his secretary

to reply with this recipe for his favorite

soup:

Ingredients:

2 pounds haddock

2 ounces salt pork, diced

2 onions, sliced

4 large potatoes, diced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 bay leaf, crumbled

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 quart milk

2 tablespoons butter

Method:

Put the haddock in a soup pot

with 2 cups of water and simmer

for 15 minutes. Drain, reserving

the broth. Remove any bones from

the fish and set fish aside. Sauté

the salt pork in the soup pot until

crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove

the pork and set aside. Sauté the

onions in the pork fat until golden

brown. Add the fish, potatoes, celery,

bay leaf, salt and pepper to

taste. Pour in the reserved fish broth

plus enough boiling water to make

3 cups liquid. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the milk and butter, and

simmer for 5 minutes. Serve the

chowder sprinkled with the diced

pork.

Mamie’s

Million Dollar Fudge

Former President Dwight D.

Eisenhower was known for his vegetable

soup recipe, which was often

requested by the public and reprinted

in various newspapers; however,

it was his wife’s famous fudge that

still enjoys a following today.

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Losing The Family Fortune

by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney

People too often are surprised

to learn that someone must open

a probate proceeding in order to

recover the assets payable to the

children or other beneficiaries of a loved one who dies. An even greater surprise

is that someone must pay a lawyer and wait from 90 days to 2 years or longer

before the court closes the probate action and issues an order to distribute assets

to those entitled to them.

Questions often asked by a potential probate client is “What caused the

need for probate and how could it have been avoided?” followed by “How

much does probate cost?” The attorney’s answers often baffle and dishearten

beneficiaries whose first response is, “Why must I pay to receive what I am

already entitled to?” Because beneficiaries did not anticipate paying attorney

and court costs to recover their inheritance, momentary anger can surface towards

the deceased for failing to look out for their children or other beneficiaries before

their death.

Simply put, the key element for opening a probate occurs when a person

over the age of 18 years of age dies owning assets having failed to prepare a living

trust or other legal documents that could have avoided probate. If the deceased

had only a last will and testament, or no will at all, called intestate, the need for a

probate proceeding is probable. Anger directed toward the deceased is triggered

by beneficiaries learning that probate could have been avoided altogether had the

deceased engaged qualified legal representation. Unfortunately, when considering

estate planning, many people believe they cannot afford an attorney and pay as

little as they can to minimize expenses. Others live in a mythical world believing

they are wiser than the probate law itself and need no legal assistance or advice

whatsoever, acquiring such beliefs through hearsay from friends and acquaintances.

Also, what about the cost for probate? It varies from state to state. In

Florida, according to the probate statutes, attorneys are entitled to fees

presumed reasonable often totaling up to 3% of the total assets of the

deceased plus additional fees for any extraordinary services such as

contesting a will, audits, reviewing and advising on tax returns, and dealings

with real property as pertains to mortgages, title, deed transfers and more.

Once the anger subsides and the necessity of probate becomes inevitable,

beneficiaries should hire an experienced probate attorney as quickly

as possible to settle the estate of the deceased. Waiting could result in

beneficiaries losing a portion or the entire amount of assets left by their

deceased loved one. Imagine the following.

Justin and Barbara had prepared a last will and believed that once they

both died, their children would automatically get their house, car and a small

bank account. Following their deaths, the children quickly learned they had

no control over their parent’s assets without first hiring probate attorney.

Their parent’s assets amounted to about $350,000 and when their children

learned what probate cost, it was more than they could afford, so they

did nothing. Because there was still a small mortgage on the home, the

bank subsequently foreclosed and sold it at auction. One of the children

continued to illegally drive the car even though it could not be registered,

tagged or insured. The parent’s bank account was transferred to Florida’s

unclaimed property. Although assets from the bank account remain in

Florida’s unclaimed property, to obtain them requires probate.

Contact an estate planning attorney and learn

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TOURISM UPDATE

submitted by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association grants 2018 CFHLA Family Member

Educational Scholarships during the CFHLA Golden Pineapple Awards.

On Jan. 24, the Central

Florida Hotel & Lodging

Association once again produced

the annual Golden

Pineapple Awards Dinner

at the Wyndham Orlando

Resort International Drive

to recognize “front-line”

Central Florida lodging

employees for exemplary

customer service and commitment

to both their team

members and guests.

Southwest resident and

Orange County Sheriff

Jerry Demings was in

attendance to meet the

award honorees and to

present welcoming remarks

to the 1,000 attendees at

the awards dinner. Fox 35’s

Tom Johnson served as

the emcee of the evening,

and awards were presented

by CFHLA President/CEO

Rich Maladecki.

The hospitality awards

ceremony allows lodging

managers to nominate and

honor their hardworking employees

for “above and beyond”

service to their property and

its guests. CFHLA received more than

260 nominations from Central Florida

lodging establishments and presented

awards to 13 selected winners.

Wislaine Lormil-Verger (center) of the Wyndham

Lake Buena Vista Resort receives the Central Florida

Hotel & Lodging Association Golden Pineapple Award

for being named the housekeeping employee of the year.

Southwest resident and Orange County Sheriff Jerry

Demings (back, third from left) congratulates the 2017

Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

Golden Pineapple Award recipients.

In addition, for the 14th consecutive

year, CFHLA awarded Family

Member Educational Scholarships to

deserving family members of Central

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FEATURE

Seven Ways to Plan for Cold & Flu Season!

2018

Carlos Ortiz, ARNP

Tonya King, ARNP

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photo courtesy of Getty Images

With flu season typically peaking in February, it is imperative to develop a cold and flu plan now.

Declining temperatures can bring

fun, cool-weather activities, but they

also mean cold and flu season is lurking.

While everyone hopes to stay

healthy, it can be difficult to completely

avoid viruses and bugs.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a boardcertified

family physician, offers some

simple suggestions to help your family

plan for cold and flu season.

• Dispose of expired medicine

— Spend some time checking the

medications you already have at

home. Review the expiration dates,

and if any need to be thrown

out, research how to properly dispose

of them according to local

governmental guidelines.

• Stock up — Before cold and flu

season, make sure to stockpile musthaves

like ginger ale, ice pops and

recommended cough suppressants.

Thinking ahead means you won’t

have to rush out when you or a family

member comes down with something.

• Practice healthy habits —

Encourage the entire family to maintain

healthy habits such as regular

hand washing, following a nutritious

diet, drinking plenty of water, and

coughing or sneezing into a tissue to

help minimize the spread of cold and

flu viruses.

• Use a reliable thermometer —

Reading the temperature of a person

who feels ill can help provide confidence

and peace of mind. Make sure

you have a reliable thermometer like

a Braun ThermoScan 5 Ear thermometer,

which takes professionally accurate

temperature readings via the ear

canal and, based on a survey, is the

No. 1 brand recommended by pediatricians

who recommend a brand of

thermometers.

“It’s important to carefully monitor

potential illnesses to make sure

children get and stay well, and taking

an accurate temperature reading

is a necessary part of this process,”

Gilboa said. “As a doctor and a

mom to four boys, it gives me the

confidence to know that I’m accurately

taking my child’s temperature

before I take any next steps, like

administering medication.”

• Have important information on

hand — To save time when your child

is ill, keep a reference of your child’s

allergies, prescribed medications,

dosage amounts and current weight

handy. Health care providers typically

need this information to correctly

prescribe and dose most medications.

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Other items to keep on hand include

school sick day policies, operating

manuals for medical devices, and a

reference of temperature readings that

classify a fever.

• Manage humidity levels — Control

your home’s humidity levels with a humidifier

to help prevent the survival of

flu viruses on surfaces and in the air.

• Keep contact information accessible

— Keep a list of important phone

numbers and addresses inside your

medicine cabinet door or on the refrigerator,

so they’re easily accessible to

family members, babysitters and caretakers.

Include your family doctor or

local clinic, schools, pharmacists and

anyone else you may need to reach in

an emergency.

If cold or flu reach your household this

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Massage Envy: Total Body Care

Your Path to Rejuvenation & Relaxation

Whether you’re a weekend warrior,

mom or entrepreneur, your body

has to keep up with your lifestyle. But

you’ve got to take care of it to do more.

Having access to total body care makes

a difference, and the Massage Envy

franchised location at 8081 Turkey Lake

Road, Suite 100, in Dr. Phillips —

which recently underwent renovations

and got a fresh new look in October

2017 — wants to talk about what you

love to do and build a regular plan for

your total body care.

You know that post-massage feeling,

when your mind is clear and your body

is relaxed? An occasional massage

leaves you feeling great, but regular

massages can do so much more. The

work your therapist does in each session

builds on itself, helping your body maintain

its relaxed state and your muscles to

remain loose, even during times of physical

and mental stress. Massage Envy

Dr. Phillips offers a multitude of different

options for massage, including trigger

point therapy, deep tissue massage,

Swedish massage and sports massage.

When you put in the hard work, your

body works hard for you. Massage is

just one way to help ready your body to

take on more.

Every day you subject your body to

stresses and awkward postures, mainly

from technology usage and prolonged

sitting, resulting in minor aches and

pains. Massage Envy’s exclusive Streto

Method is designed to relax your mind

along with your body. The Streto Method

combines the latest stretch research with

relaxation techniques inspired by yoga

and meditation. Your total body stretch

provider is trained to perform specific

movements that help to deliver more

than you can achieve stretching yourself.

Regular assisted stretching can help increase

flexibility and improve mobility,

which can lead to better performance.

Each stretch builds on the others to provide

a total body stretch. Experience it

as a stand-alone treatment or as a complement

to your favorite massage. The

Streto Method is a great way to discover

Massage Envy’s growing assortment of

services and another valuable part of a

membership with the Massage Envy Dr.

Phillips franchised location.

The wellness program at Massage

Envy Dr. Phillips gives you access to customized

skin care, including advanced

skin care treatments. Regular skin care

treatments help increase cell regeneration

and improve skin health to diminish

fine lines, wrinkles and skin conditions,

so you can get even more of those compliments

you love. In addition to regular

healthy skin facials, Massage Envy’s advanced

skin care treatments, like the exclusive

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There’s no mistaking it. You ask a lot of

your body to be at your best, and taking

care of your body helps keep you there.

But you’ve got to make it a regular thing,

and that’s what therapists and aestheticians

employed by the Massage Envy

Dr. Phillips franchised location are there

to do for you — help you do more of

what you love. Massage Envy Dr. Phillips

is proud to have been voted one of the

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the readers of the Southwest Orlando

Bulletin for 2018. Stop in or go online

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Beauty may only be skin deep,

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is an essential part of a positive

self-image. Taking time to pamper

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In this directory, you will find

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LME, CME, was born and raised in France. She is a licensed

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good about their skin. Before relocating to Orlando, Helene

career in New York City. She is married and has two children.

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James Matas, M.D., an experienced board-certified

plastic surgeon, and his skilled team at Advanced Centre

for Plastic Surgery not only perform a variety of cosmetic

surgical procedures in the center’s on-site and accredited

surgery suite, but they also offer a broad selection of

SPA

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dermal fillers, Botox Cosmetic, microneedling

with PRP, and hyaluronic acid that can repair, enhance

and smooth the skin for a more vibrant, youthful look.

All injectables are performed by Dr. Matas himself. In

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European Wax Center is convenient for guests near Orlando, Dr. Phillips,

Universal Orlando Resort, Florida Center, Tangelo Park, Williamsburg, Lake

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services for men and women. Let the staff pamper you with hair wax

services like a Brazilian wax, eyebrow, bikini, leg, upper lip, face, full body

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Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

Nicole Hill, PA-C

Locations in Celebration, Altamonte and Lake Nona

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Nicole Hill, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant at the Institute of

Aesthetic Surgery. She has a true passion for aesthetics and specializes in cosmetic

injections, including Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic

and Kybella. Nicole also provides laser treatments for skin resurfacing, pigmentation

and redness. She earned a Bachelor of Science in food science

and human nutrition from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in

physician assistant studies from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Call to

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Marlene Garcia, LME

Locations in Celebration, Altamonte and Lake Nona

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Marlene Garcia, LME, is a licensed medical aesthetician at the Institute of

Aesthetic Surgery. She earned her Associate of Science in natural health with

a concentration in paramedical skin care and has 10 years of experience. As

lead aesthetician, she consults with patients on their skin, providing guidance

regarding routine skin care, as well as treatment options for problem skin.

Marlene specializes in anti-aging procedures like HydraFacial, dermaplaning

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Locations in Celebration, Altamonte and Lake Nona

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Cindy Holden, LME, is a licensed medical aesthetician with more than 11 years

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Orange County officially launched

its second solar co-op. It’s doing one

for east Orange County and one for

west Orange County. Residents and

businesses who live in municipalities

can participate. The first solar

co-op was the largest and most successful

in Florida. Southwest resident

and Orange County Mayor Teresa

Jacobs was one of the residents

who joined the solar co-op.

Solar power supports Mayor

Jacobs’ goals in her Sustainability

Initiative, “Our Home Life,” which

seeks to reduce barriers to alternative

energy and increase renewable

energy production by 10 percent in

2020 and 25 percent by 2040. Solar

co-ops provide bulk discounts of up

to 20 percent for a group of homeowners

interested in purchasing solar

panels. As part of a solar co-op,

each participant signs an individual

contract with the group-chosen installer,

and all participants benefit from

the discount. All homeowners who

reside in Orange County, including

city jurisdictions, are eligible to

participate in their respective co-op.

For more information or to register, visit

www.solarunitedneighbors.org/florida.

n West Orange Foundation

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compiled by Lauren Salinero

West Orange Foundation

officials announced the foundation

received a $10,000 donation from

AT&T for the West Orange Program

for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

through the AT&T Aspire program.

The contribution is to support the

six-month program that provides

high school juniors with exposure

to industry sectors, leadership skills

development, teambuilding skills,

job shadowing and business plan

development, giving them a foundation

of knowledge of types of

businesses and careers they can

pursue upon graduation. The primary

mission of the WOPTE program

is to raise awareness of youth

regarding the west Orange County

business community and all it has

to offer.

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n A celebration of 45 years

Community Health Centers

Inc. celebrated its 45-year anniversary

with team members, special

guests and founders. Nearly 500

team members gathered for a celebratory

breakfast at SeaWorld’s

Ports of Call to honor their history

and accomplishments.

Community Health Centers currently

has 12 centers throughout Central

Florida and is the medical and

dental home of more than 66,000

patients. During the event, 49 team

members who have been with the

organization for 15 years or more

were recognized.

For more information, visit

www.chcfl.org.

n Big Orange Awards

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce held its annual

Big Orange Awards at Disney’s

Contemporary Resort. This year

honored many of west Orange

County's most influential and inspirational

leaders and organizations.

Among those were Kurt

Ardaman, Lifetime Director;

David Billsborough, Sam

Hovsepian Award; Jennifer

Campbell, Mary VanDeventer

“The Spirit of West Orange” Award;

Chick-fil-A, George Bailey Award;

Denise Fisher, Ambassador of

the Year; Florida Hospital, Big

Business Member of the Year;

Rob Maphis, Chairman’s Award;

Pammie’s Sammies, Small Business

Member of the Year; Becky and

Charlie Roper, Bert Roper Award;

and Gary Shif, Danniel J. Petro

“The Bright Future of West Orange”

Award.

For more information, visit

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n Ocoee honors black history

The city of Ocoee paid tribute

to Black History Month with a

proclamation recognizing the significance

of black history as well

as different events this month. The

city’s Human Relations Diversity

Board will announce the winners

of the 14th annual Black History

Month Essay contest during an

awards ceremony Feb. 28 at city

hall. Students will recite their winning

essays, which address the

theme “The Dream Starts with

Me.” The event also will be televised

live on Ocoee TV’s Channel

493 and streamed online at

www.ocoee.org/197/ocooe-tv.

The essay contest was open to fifthgrades

who attend schools in Ocoee.

Participating elementary schools included

Citrus Elementary, Hope

Charter, Maxey Elementary,

Prairie Lake Elementary

and Spring Lake Elementary

schools.

Ocoee TV will also be airing

programs that highlight significant

people and events from African-

American history.

For more information, call

407-905-3100.

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Central Hospital hosted

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce’s January Business

After Hours. Attendees enjoyed

food and beverages as they built

new connections at the chamber’s

first BAH of 2018. During the event,

Michael Waldrop of Blue Cord

Design and Construction received

the Chief Facilitator of Opportunity

Award. For more information, visit

wochamber.com.

The community of Del Webb

Orlando opened new amenities

for its residents. La Tapenade

Tavern, located in the middle of

the Mentecito Clubhouse, is now

open. The subdivision also offers an

indoor heated pool and spa, more

than 45 clubs and classes, and the

famous Del Webb lifestyle. For more

information, call 866-671-3330 or

visit delwebb.com/dwo.

CNS Healthcare is accepting

patients for a research study of an investigational

medication for Tourette‘s

syndrome. Boys and girls ages 6-17

with Tourette’s syndrome may qualify

for the T-Force Gold Study. Each child

who qualifies receives study medications,

study-related medical exams,

and study-related laboratory tests at

no cost. For more information, visit

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Windermere Parks and

Recreation, Animal Clinic of

Windermere, and The Pet Loss

Center will co-sponsor the Pet Fest on

March 10 at Windermere Town Hall.

The event will include a Doggie Fun

Zone, Police K-9 demonstration, food

trucks and live music; and admission

is free. For more information, visit

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The 19th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

Save the Date — April 14!

“The Cattle Baron’s Ball is one of

the best, most fun events in Central

Florida. It’s made even more poignant

as its mission is so important

for us all,” Tyler Kurau, event chair.

The annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, benefiting

the American Cancer Society,

is certainly unique. The roots of this

fundraising “non-gala” event date

back to the 1970s in Texas, when

organizers sought to find a relaxed

way to raise cancer awareness and

research funding to eradicate the

terrible disease. In fact, since the

’90s, U.S. deaths from cancer have

decreased by 20 percent thanks to

fundraising events like this one.

It is probably the only event on the

not-for-profit social calendar that encourages

attendees to leave the tuxedos

and gowns in their closets and

pull on their jeans, cowboy boots

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held Saturday, April 14, from 6-11

p.m. in the Gatlin Ballroom of Rosen

Shingle Creek. Tickets are priced at

$250 each, with all proceeds benefiting

cancer research and elimination.

Last year’s ball raised more than

$400,000. This year, Sarah

Carlson, Senior Development

Manager of the Distinguished Events

at the American Cancer Society, is

confident the combined ticket cost

and fundraising activities will yield a

total of $500,000.

“Our guests have a wonderful time

and leave knowing that they have

tangibly improved lives and have

made a very real and material difference,”

Kurau said.

The event is co-presented by

Harvill’s Produce and the Harvill

Family, who have experienced cancer

on a personal level. The patriarch


of the family fought and survived two

types of cancer. Now he attends

the Cattle Baron’s Ball with his family.

They all feel great joy in being

together at this important gala and

compose three tables of attendees.

What’s unique about Orlando’s

Cattle Baron’s Ball is something

called “the dine around.” More than

30 restaurants in the area prepare

food and generously donate their

offerings to the event. Featured establishments

include ABC Fine Wine

and Spirits, Bubba Gump Shrimp

Co., Capa at Four Seasons Resort

Orlando, Crooked Can Brewing

Company, Orange Blossom Brewing

Co., Rosen Shingle Creek, Seasons

52, Vital Flair Catering, The Whiskey

and Yak & Yeti Restaurant.

Not only do you get to dine at

your leisure, it’s also a great opportunity

to experience many diverse

restaurants in one place. You can

sample the fare of some of Orlando’s

fine dining establishments that you

wanted to try but didn’t have time to

get to yet. The dine around experience

also gives you plenty of time to

take part in many of the ball’s other

activities, some designed to augment

the fundraising effort.

The high-energy evening begins with

a cocktail reception and silent auction.

There is also a live auction and

a paddle raise planned to specifically

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benefit pediatric cancer research. Two

particularly favorite means of raising

additional funds are called the “Wine

Door” and “Stock Your Saloon.”

In the Wine Door drawing, attendees

buy a key for $25 and a

chance that their key will open the

door, behind which awaits 101 bottles

of wine and stemware, valued at

$2,000. Another $25 key could win

someone the chance at a completely

stocked bar collection of vodka, gin,

rum, bourbon, scotch, whiskey and

cordials, plus a full assortment of bar

accessories.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball presenters

are extremely grateful to all of the

restaurants and beverage companies,

the wonderful volunteers and

committee chairs, the Harvill family

and Tyler Kurau for their input and

tireless support. A big Texas-sized

thank-you also goes out to more than

35 area corporate sponsors, including

Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Coca-

Cola Beverages Florida, Borden,

Cheney Brothers Inc., Dan Dantin,

Gordon Food Service, Law Office of

Ted B. Edwards P.A., Frank Santos,

Sysco Guest Supply and US Foods.

For a complete list of co-sponsors, to donate

an auction item, or to purchase tickets,

call Sarah Carlson at 407-581-2503 or visit

cattlebaronsballorlando.com. ª

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n Dr. Phillips

Brenda

J. Newman

of Dr. Phillips

opens Newman

Law &

Mediation.

Dr. Phillips resident Brenda J.

Newman announced the opening

of Newman Law & Mediation.

Her mission is to provide aggressive

legal representation with the

utmost professionalism. Brenda

utilizes her decades of complex

litigation experience to provide

positive results for her clients and

to reach amicable resolutions to

difficult matters. She also provides

mediation services for civil litigation

matters, whether pre-suit or after

the litigation process already has

been initiated.

n Orange Tree

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Orange Tree resident Ryan

Scotson opened the first medical

marijuana clinic in the Dr. Phillips

area. CannaMD, a statewide network

of medical marijuana doctors

and clinics, aims to provide alternative

medicine to patients in need.

n Sterling Pointe

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of Orange

Tree opens

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Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski of

Sterling Pointe joined Congresswoman

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Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski of Sterling Pointe

and Congresswoman Val Demings of Southwest attend

the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr./Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy

Prayer Breakfast.

Val Demings of Southwest at

the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther

King Jr./Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy

Prayer Breakfast, hosted by YMCA

of Central Florida. The annual

breakfast celebrated the legacies

of Martin Luther King Jr. and Pappy

Kennedy, the first African-American

elected to the Orlando City

Commission.

n Windermere

Barbara Vance of

Windermere joins eXp Realty

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Longtime Windermere

resident Barbara Vance,

who has been an integral part of the

area’s real estate scene since the

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She is perhaps best known for building

and owning Vance Realty Group

in the mid-90s, before selling the

business to Prudential Florida Realty

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Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips

members welcomed Rotary

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Rotary Club

of Dr. Phillips

President Steve

Clapp (right)

and Sonja

Giselbrecht

name Richard

Jackson

Rotarian of

the month for

December.

Club of Lake Buena Vista

representative Ann Peach as a

guest speaker. She spoke about

both clubs joining forces with the

Bilaspur Midtown Rotary Club in

India in an effort to fight rheumatic

heart disease. The club also recognized

its Rotarian of the day,

Alma Van Der Velde, and

Rotarian of the month for December,

Richard Jackson.

Ann Peach of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena

Vista speaks at a Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips meeting.

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Dancers from Elizabeth

Parsons School of Dance

participated in the Florida Dance

Masters Thanksgiving Convention in

Orlando. Highlights from the event

included Sophie Graham of

Keene’s Pointe ranking as the first

runner-up in the Teen Miss Dance

competition. Ashley Kim performed

her solo, The Arena. Melina

D’Argenio, Sophie Graham and

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and shared their passion and joy for

dance with the audience. Florida

Dance Masters advances the art of

dance through quality education for

teachers and students, promoting

excellence in dance.

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Photo courtesy of W. Scott McBride

Keene’s Pointe resident Sophie

Graham of Elizabeth Parsons School

of Dance wins first runner-up in the Teen

Miss Dance competition.

The race is on for the Girl Scouts of

the USA National Cookie Pro Contest

2018. Girl Scouts are encouraged to

enter the competition through April

30, 2018. Those who enter must be

an eligible Girl Scout cookie seller

from a participating council. Six girls

nationwide, one girl per grade level,

will be named a top cookie pro for

2018 and be featured on the Girl

Scout cookie package. They will

travel to New York City for an allexpenses-paid

Cookie Entrepreneur

Experience. For rules and to register,

visit www.girlscouts.org/en/

cookies/just-for-cookie-sellers/

cookie-pro.html.

Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista past President David Brinckerhoff (right)

welcomes Monique Burr Foundation representatives Paul Woods, development director, and

Dawn Grigsby, program director, to speak at a club meeting.

During a Rotary Club of Lake

Buena Vista meeting last month,

guest speaker Paul Woods, development

director of the Monique Burr

Foundation, spoke about things that

all parents and citizens need to be

aware of in regards to child safety.

Topics included safety related to

bullying and abuse, among other

things. His foundation primarily visits

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Boy Scout Troop 867, chartered

by the Islamic Center of Orlando,

were given an inside look at the

helicopters and other high-tech

equipment used by the Orange

County Sheriff’s Office Aviation

Unit. The boys were able to see

the tools the department uses to

keep citizens safe and fight crime

from the air.

Members

of Boy Scout

Troop

867 tour

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Representatives from Tranquilo

Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort

Orlando celebrated with an official

ribbon-cutting of the new 16-acre

practice facility. Golf course designers

Tom Fazio and T. Logan

Fazio were on hand to commemorate

the occasion. The practice

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superintendent of Tranquilo Golf Club; T. Logan Fazio, golf course designer; and Tom Fazio, golf course

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area totaling 14,000 square feet,

greenside and fairway practice bunkers,

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The Color Run Hero

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April 14. This colorful run

is dubbed the “Happiest

5K on the Planet.” Color

runners can expect to run,

dance or walk their way

through brand-new Super

Zones — enhanced color

zones that feature two colors,

vibrant music and more

color than ever before.

After smashing through the

finish line, participants can

hit the super-charged Finish

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with food vendors and outdoor seating,

and a Hero Zone, trampoline

photo-op activation that gives runners

the opportunity to soar into the

sky and capture their #tcrhero moment.

There will also be a foam area,

music, dancing and The Color Run’s

signature massive color throws every

few minutes from the main stage.

The 2018 tour marks seven years

of The Color Run bringing health

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Each year, The Color Run takes on

a new theme, and this year’s “Hero

Tour” will be filled with superheroinspired

features as runners get

doused in color ever kilometer of

the run. The Orlando run benefits

the Second Harvest Food Bank

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Officials of the National Women’s

Soccer League announced the

league will play a 24-game schedule

for the 2018 season. For the second

consecutive season and third time

overall, NWSL teams will play 12

home and 12 away regular-season

games. The 2018 preseason training

camps begin Feb. 19, while the

regular season kicks off the weekend

of March 24-25. The regular season

will culminate the weekend of Sept.

8-9 and be followed by the playoffs,

including two semifinal matches

Sept. 14-16 and the championship

Sept. 22.

Orlando City Soccer Club representatives

announced their plans

for the club’s 2018 Kickoff to Soccer

events, which is a monthlong celebration

to commence the start of the

Major League Soccer and NWSL

seasons in Central Florida. Kickoff

to Soccer begins Feb. 23 with the

Soccer Ball presented by Orlando

Health. At this event, fans have an

opportunity to celebrate the start of

the MLS and NWSL seasons, meet

the players from both the City and

Pride, and experience soccer culture

from around the world. Other events

include the annual Purple Pride 5K,

Scarf the City, Kids vs. Pros, Orlando

City Pub Crawl, and more.

For more information, visit

orlandocitysc.com.

The ninth annual Golf for H.O.P.E.

Tournament will take place Feb.

19 at The Golden Bear Club at

Keene’s Pointe. The event, the

only annual fundraiser for Helping

Other People Eat, has raised more

than $200,000 during the past eight

years. It has funded scholarships for

eating disorder treatment, updates

to the nonprofit’s educational outreach

resources, and many other

community initiatives.

For more information, visit www.

hopetolive.com.

The nonprofit Futures Wood-

Bat League is accepting registrations

for its 2018 summer program.

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To register, players must be graduating

high school and committed to

play baseball in college. They also

can be a current college player rostered

at a NCAA, NAIA or JUCO

school.

The registration deposit is a nonrefundable

$200, and the registration

deadline is April 28, 2018. Cost

for position players is $750, and

primary pitchers are $450.

For more information or to

register, visit www.fwlbaseball.com/

registration.

In a continuing effort to promote

health and wellness, the Orlando

Magic Youth Basketball Academy

celebrated NBA Fit Week 2018 with

a Magic Fit Fun Day. Southwest

residents and Magic Community

Ambassadors Nick Anderson

and Bo Outlaw joined other

Magic players and representatives

at the Kids Community College in

Ocoee to host a fun day for 300

students who participated in the fourweek

challenge. The event included

a variety of physical fitness challenges

for the youngsters, including five

stations: the Running Relay Obstacle

Course, Egg and Spoon Race, Overthe-Head

Basketball Handoff Game,

Basketball Passing on Court, and

Canvas Painting With a Basketball.

This year, 31 local schools and

more than 17,000 students participated

in the four-week challenge,

logging more than 12 million minutes

of exercise. Of those 31 schools, 14

completed the challenge with 100

percent school participation. After

a random drawing, Kids Community

College was selected as the

grand-prize winner of a Magic Fit

Fun Day.

The Nspire Network will sponsor

a 5K run at Omni Orlando Resort

on Feb. 24 to benefit Now We

No Foundation. Funds raised by

the $25 entry fee will help underprivileged

women and young girls.

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The men’s soccer team also

held its Senior Night, honoring

Aleksander Bojaxhi, Adam

Chani, Widlin Charles, Colby

Day, Jesus Pernia Escorche,

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seal the team’s 73-58 victory over

Maynard Evans High School.

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Feb. 17 — Evening On Broadway

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing

Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando,

hosts Hemophilia Foundation of

Greater Florida’s 16th annual Evening

on Broadway, including a performance

of The Lion King, a reception

and silent auction/raffle. Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $150, with 90 percent of the

proceeds benefiting the bleeding disorders

community in Florida. For more

information, call 407-629-0000 or visit

hemophiliaflorida.org/theatre.

March 3 — Plant Sale & Garden

Festival

The UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Master Gardeners host the sixth annual

Plant Sale and Garden Festival, including

free education, a butterfly garden,

demonstration gardens, food trucks,

artisans and more. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission is free. Proceeds benefit

the volunteer-based master gardener

program. For more information, visit

sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawnslandscapes-and-gardens/mastergardener-mg.

March 3 — An Evening With

Fabulous Friends Gala

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt

Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream

Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, hosts the

15th annual An Evening With Fabulous

Friends Gala, a 1920s-themed event

that includes entertainment by Michael

Andrew, live and silent auctions, and

the sale of artwork. Time: 6 p.m.

Cost: $375, with proceeds benefiting

The Mennello Museum of American

Art. For more information, visit

www.mennellomuseum.org.

March 8 — Crazy Card Party &

Luncheon

Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main

St., Windermere, hosts Windermere

Garden Club’s 23rd annual Crazy

Card Party & Luncheon fundraiser.

Other activities include a silent auction

and raffle. Time: 9:45 a.m. Lunch is

served at noon. Cost: $25 per person.

Reservations are required by March 2

and can be made by sending a check

to Windermere Garden Club, P.O. Box

502, Windermere, FL 34786-0502.

Include the names and phone numbers

of all attendees. Experience is not

required. For more information, call

Peggy, 407-876-4239.

March 9 — PoolSide Social

SouthWest Aquatics, 205 Windermere

Road, Winter Garden, hosts the PoolSide

Social, including an assortment of beverages,

food provided by Yellow Dog

Eats, live music, poolside bingo, a silent

auction and more. Time: 6 p.m. Cost:

$40 through March 8; $50 at the door,

with proceeds going toward The Gift of

Swimming’s mission to ensure the community’s

children can receive potentially

live-saving swim survival skills. For more

information and to purchase tickets, visit

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March 10 — Hearts Of Gold

The Orlando Magic opens its private

airline hangar, located at 4225

Execuair St., Orlando, for the 25th

annual Hearts of Gold, presented by

Nissan. Attendees can enjoy musical

entertainment by Sister Hazel, food

and drinks, a silent auction and special

surprises. Time: 6 p.m. for first-class pass

admission; 6:45 p.m. for premier class

ticket entry; 8 p.m. for concert. Cost:

$150-$300, with proceeds benefiting

the Coalition for the Homeless of Central

Florida. For more information, visit

centralfloridahomeless.org.

March 16 — Leadership Seminar

Donna Orender, recognized as one

of the top 10 most powerful women in

sports, speaks on the driving forces of

effective leadership at Dave’s House

Insights That Inspire Leadership Seminar.

The breakfast seminar takes place at

Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive,

Orlando. Time: 8-10 a.m. Cost: $30-

$45, with proceeds benefiting Dave’s

House programs to end homelessness

for individuals with serious mental illness

and co-curring disabilities. For more

information, call 407-968-3508 or visit

www.daveshouse.org.

April 14 — Cattle Baron's Ball

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal

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Society’s 2018 Orlando Cattle Baron's

Ball, including western-themed fun,

a reception, silent and live auctions,

gourmet dine-around and entertainment.

Time: 6-11 p.m. Cost: $250.

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April 14 — Rhapsody In Blue

The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, hosts

Rhapsody in Blue, including a “Roaring ’20s” theme,

dinner, a silent auction and live musical performances.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s party

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n Children’s/Teens Programs

Feb. 17 — Library Program

Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden,

hosts Mindfulness to Help Teens De-Stress for teens and

their parents. Attendees learn how mindfulness can

help handle stressful situations and transform difficult

relationships. Time: 11 a.m. For more information, call

407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info.

Feb. 19 — Library Program

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive,

Orlando, hosts the Princess Tea Party for ages 2-5.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in their fanciest

clothes and get ready for fun with princess stories, activities

and a special treat. Each guest is treated like royalty

and receives a princess hat for attending. Registration is

highly recommended, and food is served. Time: 10:30

a.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit

www.ocls.info.

Feb. 22 — Library Program

Windermere Library, 530 Main St., Windermere, hosts

Sparkle Like a Unicorn for ages 6-12. Attendees participate

in stories and crafts. Time: 4 p.m. For more

information, call 407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info.

Feb. 27 — Library Program

West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee,

hosts I Dip, You Dip, We Dip for ages 8-18. Participants

experience fondue fun while getting creative with chocolate-covered

treats. Time: 5 p.m. For more information,

call 407-835-7323 or visit www.ocls.info.

The program, in Southwest Orlando, is taught by peer

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n Events/Performances

Through April 15 — Art Exhibit

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633

Osceola Ave., Winter Park, hosts Island Objects: Art and

Adaptation in Micronesia, an art exhibit that features

local anthropologist Barbara Wavell’s private collection

of archaeological materials and historical items from the

Pacific Islands of Micronesia, dating from the 1800s to

present day. Time: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4

p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For more information,

call 407-647-6294 or visit polasek.org.

Feb. 18 — Free Concert

Central Park in downtown Winter Park hosts a free concert

in celebration of Winter Park Institute at Rollins College’s

10 seasons of its speaker series. Entertainers include Bob

James Jazz Trio, Chip Weston and the Gazebros, Will

Patrick, Billy Collins, Rich Walker, Shannon Caine and

Rollins College student musicians. Attendees are encouraged

to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic and beverages.

Time: 3-5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the

public. For more information, visit winterparkinstitute.org.

Feb. 26-April 8 — Madagascar, A Musical

Adventure Performances

Orlando Repertory Theatre in Partnership with UCF,

1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, presents performances of

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure from Feb. 26-April 8.

Showtimes vary. Cost: Ticket prices start at $15. For more

information, call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.com.

March 8 — WOCC Best Fest

The shore of Starke Lake, 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee,

hosts West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s annual Best

Fest “The Taste of West Orange,” the largest food tasting

and business expo in west Orange County. Time: 5-8:30

p.m. Cost: $46 in advance, $56 at the door. Sponsorships

are available. For more information or to become a

vendor, call 407-656-1304 or visit wochamber.com.

April 7 — Taste Of Lake County

Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm, 5849 Lake Catherine

Road, Groveland, hosts Taste of Lake County 2018 (Farm

to Table), sponsored by Central Florida Dreamplex and

including a cornhole tournament, Tim McGraw tribute,

bluegrass and country bands, full bar, games and

prizes, kid zone with a scavenger hunt, and the Guns

n’ Hoses Tug of War (police vs. firemen). Attendees

sample specialty dishes from locally sourced and seasonally

fresh foods prepared by chefs and then vote for

their favorite dish as eight chefs compete for a $1,000

prize. Time: 4-11 p.m. Cost: $40, adults; $15, children.

For more information, call 414-788-3342 or visit

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n Miscellaneous

Ongoing — Christian Church Services

Christian Church Services, including uplifting sermons

and traditional hymns, are held every Sunday

at 8450 Silver Star Road, Orlando. No collection

plate. Come as you are. Time: 11 a.m. For more information,

call Rob Watson, 847-321-0289; or email

proud2b4family@gmail.com.

Through April 17 — Income Tax Assistance


Tax-Aide volunteers trained and certified by the IRS

provide free income tax assistance at numerous sites

throughout Orange and Seminole counties. Those seeking

assistance should bring pertinent tax documents, info

showing health insurance coverage, a photo ID and social

security cards for all those listed on the return. Free electronic

filing is available at all sites. For more information

and the location of a site nearest you, call 407-647-5233

or 888-227-7669, or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

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n Classes/Programs

Feb. 22 — Storytime For Grown-Ups

Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden,

hosts Storytime for Grown-Ups for age 18-older, during

which talented storytellers entertain guests. Time: 2

p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit

www.ocls.info.

March 1 — Classes Begin

Registration is open for National Alliance on Mental

Illness Greater Orlando’s free Family-to-Family education

program, a 12-week course for family, friends and

caregivers with a loved one age 18-older living with

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Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

— 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.

Feb. 22 & March 22 — Food Truck

Connections

MetroWest hosts Food Truck Connections,

including food and music, at 2295 S.

Hiawassee Road in Veranda Park.

Time: fourth Thursday of every month

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

www.metrowestcommunity.com.

n Networking/Club

March 1 — Retired Educators Meeting

The Orange County Retired Educators

Association meets at College Park United

Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St.,

Orlando, for a program about protecting

Florida’s environment and for a general

election. Anyone who has worked in education

is invited to attend. Time: 10 a.m.

For more information, call 407-677-

0446 or visit www.ocrea-fl.org.

Feb. 27 — Book Club Meeting

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips,

7255 Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a

meeting of the Southwest Book Club,

during which the group discusses The

Leavers by Lisa Ko. Time: 7 p.m. For

more information, call 407-835-7323.

n Support Groups

March 8 — Cancer Support Group

Meeting

The Attic on the second floor of Building

C at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,

4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando,

hosts a support group meeting for cancer

fighters, survivors, caregivers and spouses/

partners. A special guest speaker speaks on

“Nutrition and the Relationship to Cancer.”

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

to register to attend, call 407-876-4491,

ext. 262; or email care@st.lukes.org.

March 8 — Autism Spectrum

Disorder Support Group Meetings

Room 204 in Building C at St. Luke’s United

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts two support

group meetings — one for parents of children/teens

and another for adult children/

soon-to-be adult children on the autism

spectrum disorder. Attendees share challenges,

ideas, concerns, success stories

and fellowship. Two trained facilitators

from the University of Central Florida Card

offer a brief topical lesson each month.

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

to register to attend, call 407-876-4991,

ext. 262; or email care@st.lukes.org.

Feb. 27, March 13 & 27 — Mental

Health Support Group Meetings

Room 201 in Building B at St. Luke’s

United Methodist Church, 4851 S.

Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts

free individual and family support groups

for individuals affected by mental illness.

The 90-minute meetings are peer-led and

help participants connect with each other,

learn from each other’s experiences, share

coping strategies and offer each other

encouragement and understanding. Time:

the second and fourth Tuesday of each

month at 6:30 p.m. For more information,

call 407-253-1900, email information@

namigo.org or visit www.namigo.org.

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