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18 x February 15 — 28, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 For more information, visit 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 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 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 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. THE heartbeat OF THE COMMUNITY 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

BUSINESS BRIEFS Orlando Health — Health 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 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 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 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 ª x February 15 — 28, 2018 x 19 Don’t just hire anyone to SELL your home! Hire a TRUE PROFESSIONAL with over 13 years in the business and a proven track record. Let my experience in negotiations, staging and marketing your home work to get you TOP DOLLAR in the shortest amount of time. Don’t settle for less, let me get you GLOBAL exposure! Amelia Hunter, ABR, CIPS, GRI/Broker Associate Call Amelia Today @ 407 227 5223 or visit