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10 x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Ocoee Ocoee resident Caleb Gordon was accepted for admission at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He will join more than 2,600 freshmen for the fall 2018 class. JSU has grown from humble beginnings into the Alabama regional university with the highest percentage of accredited programs. n Palm Lake David and Donna Boyer of Palm Lake attended the An Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mennello Museum of American Art. The theme of the evening was the “Elegant 1920s,” and attendees enjoyed a three-course dinner and dancing to the tunes of Michael Andrew. There was also live and silent auctions. Work from the second annual Mennello Museum Invitational exhibition was featured and available for purchase. The artists donated 50 percent of their proceeds to benefit the museum. IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD (L. to r.) Jason Azar, Palm Lake residents David and Donna Boyer, and Donnie Saxon support the Mennello Museum of American Art at the An Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala. compiled by Lauren Salinero n Sterling Pointe Sterling Pointe resident and Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski attended the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service in Tallahassee. He was joined by Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd and Ocoee Fire Chief John Miller. The permanent memorial honoring fallen firefighters serving in the line of duty is located on the grounds of the Florida Capitol complex. (L. to r.) Orange County Fire Chief Otto Drozd, Rep. Robert “Bobby” Olszewski of Sterling Pointe, and Ocoee Fire Chief John Miller attend the Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. ROYAL Landscape Nursery OUR QUALITY KEEPS US GROWING! VIP SPECIALS STARTING APRIL 20TH! • Shrubs • Palms • Trees • Groundcovers • Sod • Mulch • Rocks • Topiaries • Fruit Trees • And MORE! ROYAL BRICK PAVERS Call for a free estimate: Pavers Design & Installation • Driveways • Walkways Pool Decks • Patios • Retaining Walls • Fire Pits Now accepting Residential and Commercial projects APRIL 20 TH - MAY 10 TH CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TIME Mention this ad to receive great discounts and specials on all in-stock items!! Royal Landscape Nursery (407) 296-3042 Royal Brick Pavers (407) 296-8545 Call for a free estimate: Pavers Design & Installation • Driveways • Walkways • Pool Decks • Patios • Retaining Walls • Fire Pits. Now accepting Residential and Commercial projects 2204 Hempel Ave., Gotha, FL 34734 • Open Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM, Saturday 8AM-3PM

n Windermere Windermere resident Kyle Holden was named a Samford University Ambassador. Kyle is in the Class of 2021 and majoring in business management. The purpose of SU ambassadors is to serve the university community through leadership by building internal and external relationships for its advancement. Ambassadors act as liaisons between the university and its many constituencies, serve as hosts at special events, and represent the Offices of the President and University Advancement. Windermere resident and Orlando Magic player D.J. Augustin raises the spirits of young patients at Florida Hospital for Children. www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x 11 n Et Al Congratulations to the following Southwest-area residents on their recent academic achievements: • Kelsey Connors of Southwest Orlando graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin- Madison College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering. • Matthew Devine of Windermere was honored at Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing’s annual White Coat Ceremony, a traditional ceremony that recognizes Bachelor of Science in nursing students who are beginning clinical courses. • Winter Garden residents Haile Granberry and Samantha Yoder graduated from the Stephen F. Austin State University James I. Perkins College of Education. Haile received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, and Samantha received CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 Orlando Magic player D.J. Augustin of Windermere and teammate Khem Birch helped boost the spirits of dozens of young patients at Florida Hospital for Children. Along with Magic Community ambassadors and Southwest residents Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, Stuff the Magic Dragon, the Blue Crew and Magic Dancers, D.J. played games with the kids and handed out “get well” teddy bears signed by Magic players and coaches. “It means a lot,” he said. “These kids look up to us; they watch us on T.V., and just to be able to come here and play some games with them for a little while, it means a lot to them; it means a lot to me.” 2018 This brand new Mediterranean home is a single story with 2,281 sq. ft. open-concept. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 3 car garage. Features white cabinets, Quartz countertops in the kitchen and master, farmhouse sink in the kitchen island, all GE slate appliances and plank style tile throughout all the living areas. Gated community in prime location; located close to Dr. Phillips and Lake Buena Vista. For more information, please Call Valentina at 407-342-2288 to schedule a private showing. Valentina Ogden Realtor®, GRI, GKC Cell 407-342-2288 Email: Valentina.realty@gmail.com Web: www.ValentinaRealEstate.com También hablo Español "Valentina is the REALTOR you can trust and depend on!" Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 7626 W. Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32819