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REAL ESTATE/INSURANCE/FINANCIAL DIRECTORY ... PAGE 7

June 7 — 20, 2018 | Since 1986

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT ........................................................................... 5

Master of Resilience!

BUSINESS PROFILE ............................................................................ 6

Gentle Dentistry / Buena Vista Family Dentistry

REAL ESTATE/INSURANCE/FINANCIAL DIRECTORY ............................. 7

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE ................................................................. 26

Ron the Realtor / Ronald Ziolkowski

THAT'S MY DAD! PHOTO CONTEST ................................................. 27

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 36

SOUTHWEST SPORTS ...................................................................... 40

SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................. 43

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 45

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 46

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As a teenager growing up outside

of Chicago, Rachel Lewe experienced

bullying at school. To help

combat the situation, her parents enrolled

her in martial arts.

“I started taekwondo the summer

after my freshman year of high

school,” Rachel said. “The irony of

it is that I never told anyone I was

involved in taekwondo, yet when

I went back to school that fall,

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Master of Resilience!

Perseverance Pays Off for Local Resident

taekwondo,” she said. “I began

training at Tiger Martial Arts with

Master Chase Lee, who is one of

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has incredible energy, dedication

and a positive attitude.”

Rachel, a Phillips Landing

resident, next set her sights on

earning a third-degree black belt.

Unfortunately, she ended up needing

back surgery for a herniated

disc from injuries unrelated to taekwondo.

Most people would give

up martial arts after back surgery

but not Rachel. She stayed focused

while attending physical therapy,

never letting the setback bring her

down. Six months later, Rachel fell

while ice-skating and fractured her

skull. Once again, she remained

optimistic as she healed physically.

Her perseverance paid off, and in

2016, she earned her third-degree

black belt. Master Lee was so inspired

by Rachel’s spirit and drive

that he suggested she train to become

a taekwondo master. Through

her training regimen and tenacity,

Rachel achieved the impressive rank

of taekwondo master at the youthful

age of 50.

Rachel is already thinking about

training for a fifth belt but for now

is content sharing her love of martial

arts with others.

“Taekwondo is a great way for kids

to learn how to handle themselves if

they are being bullied and to give an

outlet for those who are bullying to stop

the negative behavior. The kids we

train learn and value our tenets, which

include courtesy, self-control, indomitable

spirit, perseverance and integrity.”

Rachel says she hopes to inspire

others, especially women who may

be too intimidated to try taekwondo.

“The truth is, you don’t need to be

strong or athletic. It’s really about

proper technique, and anyone can

master that. Everyone benefits from

the confidence taekwondo brings.

There is a saying, ‘A black belt is a

white belt that never gave up.’ If I

can do it, anybody can.” ª

Phillips Landing resident Rachel Lewe (middle row, second from right) achieves

the status of taekwondo master at the youthful age of 50.

the bullying completely stopped,

because I carried myself differently.”

Rachel continued to study taekwondo

in Illinois for many years.

In 2000, she and her husband,

John, moved to Orlando with their

infant daughter, Kate. Rachel withdrew

from taekwondo to focus on

motherhood.

“When Kate was 10 years

old, I decided to get back into

the top taekwondo masters in all of

Florida. My intention was to get my

first-degree black belt and then call

it quits, but my love of the sport only

grew stronger.”

After earning her black belt in

2011, Master Lee suggested Rachel

train for her second-degree black

belt and to become an instructor.

“I saw leadership skills in Rachel

right away,” Master Lee said. “She

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Many of us experience it on occasion.

The dread of an upcoming

dental appointment turning into outright

fear as the day approaches.

The horror scenarios keep replaying

in your head when sitting in the

dental office, waiting for your name

to be called. Will that tooth in need

of a filling have to be extracted

instead? Will it hurt? What if the

situation calls for a root canal?

You get all worked up until you

finally find yourself in the dentist’s

chair, white knuckles gripping the

arms, wondering what torture is yet

to come.

Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to

be that way. It can actually be more

like an eagerly anticipated visit to

see a trusted family friend.

Buena Vista Family Dentistry,

home of one of Central Florida’s top

dentists, Dr. Ximena Aldea, provides

relaxed and comfortable services

for families in Windermere,

Winter Garden, Dr. Phillips,

Bay Hill, Celebration, Orlando,

Kissimmee and the surrounding

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BUSINESS

Every year since 2008, Dr. Aldea

has been featured as one of Orlando

magazine’s “Top Dentists as Rated

by Their Peers.” The survey asks professional

dental providers, “If you

had a patient in need of a dentist, to

whom would you refer him or her?”

Dr. Aldea is at the top of the list for

10 years running.

She and her staff of four kind, caring

professionals enjoy the full trust

of their patients. One of the reasons

for this recognition is attributed to

Dr. Aldea’s gentle demeanor and

approach that make families feel at

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The testimonials abound, including

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Mari Poventud, practice administrator,

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Dr. Aldea takes the time to answer

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Dr. Aldea earned her Doctor

of Dental Medicine at Nova

Southeastern School of Dental

Medicine in 2004. While pursuing

advanced training, she worked

in private practices in both Miami

and Homestead before she and her

husband relocated to the Orlando

area in 2005. Dr. Aldea was born

in Santiago, Chile, and she has lived

in Uruguay and Argentina. She is

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In 2017, Dr. Aldea opened her own

practice in Buena Vista Commons,

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filling and preventative measures

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Dr. Aldea delights in providing

all aspects of general dentistry but

particularly those that return the confidence

and health to her patients’

smiles and quality of lives.

The practice’s motto is, “We

believe you are not fully dressed

without your smile. And a smile

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REAL ESTATE / INSURANCE / FINANCIAL DIRECTORY

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ABR accredited buyer representative

ARM associate in risk management

CAM certified apartment manager

CDPE certified distressed property expert

CFS certified foreclosure specialist

ChFC chartered financial consultant

CIAS certified investor agent specialist

CLHMS certified luxury home marketing specialist

CLU chartered life underwriter

CNE certified negotiation expert

CPIA certified professional insurance agent

CRP certified relocation professional

CRS certified residential specialist

CSP certified short sale professional

e-Pro designation by the National Association of Realtors to indicate electronic training

GRI graduate of the Realtor Institute

IRES international real estate specialist

LHMS luxury home marketing specialist

MBA Master of Business Administration

MLS Multiple Listing Service

NASD National Association of Securities Dealers

ORRA Orlando Regional Realtor Association

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Realtors/Real Estate Agents

Espe Almarza Anderson, M.A., SFR

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

7626 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-421-6679

espe.almarza@floridamoves.com

mortgage lending in Central Florida. A Re/Max Hall of Fame member, multiyear

Platinum Club award winner, multiyear ORRA Gold Level Top Producer,

Realtor/broker, graduate of the Realtor Institute, accredited buyer representative,

certified short sale professional, Florida military specialist and a real estate

collaboration specialist — divorce, Bobby’s personal slogan is “Your Real

Hero,” and he works hard to prove it. The designations he holds denote expertise

in financial, market and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation.

Espe Almarza Anderson has been a full-time Realtor since 2006. She is

an accomplished bilingual professional with 20 years of corporate management

experience and an extensive background in sales and customer

service. As a global luxury property specialist and certified short sale specialist,

she is a skilled negotiator, handling every transaction with integrity,

professionalism and follow-through. Her achievements include Coldwell

Banker International Sterling Society, Orlando magazine 5 Star Real Estate

Agent, certified corporate relocation specialist, USAA preferred agent and

Orlando Realtor Association Top Producer. She holds a master’s in human

resources.

Bobby Baldor, P.A.

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando • 407-342-6980

bobbybaldor@live.com • www.bobbybaldor.com

Maria del Gallego, Broker Associate/Realtor

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 32, Orlando • 407-581-7888

maria.delgallego@premiersir.com

mariadelgallego.premiersothebysrealty.com

Maria del Gallego is a licensed real estate broker who has been a Central

Florida resident since 1993. As an accredited buyer representative, Maria

follows best practices when representing homebuyers to provide them with

an exceptional homebuying experience. As a certified negotiation expert,

she gets the most out of a negotiation, whether representing the buyer or

seller. Both sellers and buyers can benefit from her pricing strategy advisor

background that enables her to determine appropriate pricing for any market;

and foreign investors can rest assured that as a certified international property

specialist, she is knowledgeable about the ins and outs of real estate

transactions with international clients.

Bobby Baldor is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Florida native with more

than 15 years of combined, award-winning experience in real estate and

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Nelton Dsouza

Re/Max Premier Properties II

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-930-7410

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Nelton Dsouza is committed to the understanding of his clients’ needs and

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Melissa Duffy, Realtor

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7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 302, Orlando

407-352-4020

www.realtyexecutivesfl.com

Building trust and developing long-term client relationships are important to

Melissa Duffy. She is committed to working as hard as she can to help her

clients achieve their homebuying/selling goals. Melissa believes that working

hard at something she loves to do, with people she trusts, is one of the most

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or looking for a new home, she is there for them.

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Stella Eiland, Realtor

The Real Estate Firm of Orlando

407-592-2632

stellaeiland@earthlink.net

Stella Eiland has been a Realtor since 1989, working first with local custom

homebuilders and new custom home communities. Her background is in interior

design and architecture, which comes in handy when staging a home for

sale. Stella works in a boutique real estate office in the Dr. Phillips area. She

built her reputation by providing personal and professional service and by

going above and beyond the call of duty. She is an exceptional, hardworking

professional who always tries to get her clients the highest net possible and

the best house that matches their needs for the best price point.

Katherine Figueroa, Realtor

Watson Realty Corp.

7601 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 100, Orlando

407-417-4227

www.katherinefigueroa.com

certifications to bring a specialized, high-quality service to her clients. She is

a former broker/owner of a global luxury international master real estate franchise

for the island of Puerto Rico. Katherine has luxury marketing resources,

education, tools and an exclusive luxury network to build an international

marketing strategy that helps attract affluent buyers from around the globe.

Dayse Grillo

Realty Executives of Central Florida

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 302, Orlando

407-352-4020

www.realtyexecutivesfl.com

Dayse Grillo is a local real estate agent. She is from Brazil and speaks

both English and Portuguese. Dayse specializes in home sales and purchases

in Orlando and Windermere, and is available to assist with all homebuying

or selling needs. If it’s time to sell a home or find the perfect house, she can

make it happen. Dayse is able to answer her clients’ questions and provide

them with the guidance they need for a smooth transition. Her knowledge and

expertise in local real estate can help people get the best deal possible on a

new home.

Katherine Figueroa is a certified international property specialist and luxury

property specialist associated with Watson Realty Corp. She has more

than 28 years of luxury real estate industry experience; is a licensed real

estate broker in Florida and Puerto Rico; and is fluent in English, Spanish

and Portuguese. She obtained nine professional real estate designations and

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Julie Grinder, Realtor

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7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 302, Orlando

407-234-4163

juliegrinder@gmail.com • www.realtyexecutivesfl.com

Julie Grinder, a sales and marketing professional for more than 25 years,

has been a Dr. Phillips resident for the past 16 years. While specializing in

the Dr. Phillips/Windermere areas, she is also her clients’ connection to Lake

County’s Harris Chain of Lakes around Mount Dora. She loves working with

people who are relocating to or from Central Florida, as well as the over-55

community as they are going through major life changes. With her entire

career in the service industry, she is committed to excellence for each and

every client.

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2018

Kerry Hall

Re/Max Premier Properties II

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-930-7410

www.premierorlandorealty.com

The key to Kerry Hall’s success is her ability to understand her clients’

needs and build lasting relationships. While she is a strong negotiator and

advocate for her clients, she is also very compassionate and friendly, which

helps ease an often-stressful process. Prior to entering real estate, Kerry enjoyed

a career in aviation on both the flight attendant and crew planning

sides of the industry. Her comfort level spans serving everyone from high-profile

corporate clients to individuals and families looking to find their perfect

homes.

Tae Harper, GRI, CIPS

Realty Executives of Central Florida

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 302, Orlando

407-352-4020

www.realtyexecutivesfl.com

Tae Harper provides experienced, professional, personalized service for

individuals and families with real estate needs. She believes in making one’s

real estate experience informative, fun, enjoyable and successful. Tae is

bilingual in English and French.

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Katherine Figueroa

REALTOR ®

Internet Marketing Specialist

Certified International Property Specialist

Resort & Second Home Property Specialist

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Paula Hemani, Broker/Co-Owner

TeamConnect Realty

407-694-7420

paula@teamconnectrealty.com • www.myteamconnect.com

Paula Hemani is the broker/co-owner of TeamConnect Realty and offers

more than 15 years of experience in real estate sales, investment property

and business ownership. Her residential services include luxury home

specialist, relocation and new construction, servicing the Central Florida

area with an unparalleled professional track record. As a longtime resident

of the community, Paula’s attention to detail, strong negotiation skills

and high ethical standards are paramount in helping her clients achieve

their real estate goals. Her strong base of loyal repeat customers is the

reason Paula has been successful in such an incredibly competitive sales

environment.

is highly dedicated to helping out the local community and providing an

excellent experience for her clients.

Amelia B. Hunter, ABR, CDPE, CIPS, GRI, ILHM

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando

407-227-5223 • 407-277-8200

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Passion, perseverance, commitment and dedication are Amelia B. Hunter’s

mindset. She has been a full-time real estate professional since 2006 and

understands how to minimize frustrations, expedite solutions and put clients

at ease in every situation. Amelia prides herself on truly listening to her clients,

counseling them and going above and beyond in exceeding their expectations.

She specializes in luxury homes and estates, and is involved in

the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Regional Realtor

Association, National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors,

Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and Children’s Miracle Network.

Jeannie Howat

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7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-908-0685 • 407-930-7410

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Jeannie Howat, a Dr. Phillips resident, has been practicing real estate for

more than 25 years. She was previously an owner of a national franchise,

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Ed & Ginger Jarvis, GRI, ABR, e-Pro

Realty Executives of Central Florida

7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 302, Orlando

407-415-7632

edljarvis@gmail.com • gingerjarvis@gmail.com

www.thejarvisteam.com

Ed & Ginger Jarvis, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, specialize in residential sales in the

Greater Orlando area. They each have more than 20 years of real estate experience

and have been Florida residents since 1991. Outstanding customer

service has been their focus for their entire professional careers, and customer

satisfaction is their first priority. They understand that buying and selling a

home is both an important financial decision and a huge emotional event.

Ed and Ginger are 2017 Diamond Award winners for Realty Executives of

Central Florida. The Jarvis team has been consistently ranked in the top 10

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6965 Piazza Grande Blvd., Suite 401, Orlando

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Hailing from Nova Scotia, Rania JeBailey has lived in Orlando for 17

years. While working as part of her family’s real estate and development

business, she decided to earn her Realtor’s license and master’s in business.

The Orlando market is vibrant and ever-evolving, and Rania is eager to assist

people in finding the right home. She also is actively involved in the Central

Florida Women’s League, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Holy Family

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Pernille Lake, Realtor

Re/Max Premier Properties II

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-930-7410

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Pernille Lake has been an Orlando area resident for 22 years and has a

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Daisy Lopez-Cid, Broker/Owner

Re/Max Premier Properties II

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-930-7410

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She may be small, but Daisy Lopez-Cid is a powerhouse of real estate

knowledge. She loves nothing more than educating her 50 agents so they

can grow and help more families achieve their property dreams and goals.

Daisy has a passion for customer care that is contagious; her agents will tell

you that she is “in it to win it.” She is definitely someone you want in your

corner. Daisy is not the leader you follow out of the fire, but the one you

follow into it.

Kitty Mark

Re/Max Premier Properties II

7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 350, Orlando

407-491-6857 • 407-930-7410

www.premierorlandorealty.com

Kitty Mark has been practicing real estate in Central Florida since 1999.

As a Dr. Phillips resident for more than 25 years, she is well-versed on the

Central Florida market and its growth over the years. Kitty believes in assisting

her clients to ensure they make the right decisions whether buying or selling

a home. She strives to make the process as fun and stress-free as possible.

Kitty also believes in staying ahead of the market trends through education.

She enjoys giving back to the community through leadership positions on the

board of Central Florida Women’s League and participation on the board of

the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA.

Eric & Sally Martell, ABR, CDPE, CRS, CRP, e-Pro, GRI, IRES

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando • 407-352-5800, ext. 618

407-947-3617 • 407-947-3618 • 800-541-5666, ext. 611

eric@orlando-properties.com • sally@orlando-properties.com

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Longtime residents and Realtors Eric and Sally Martell have seen the area

experience many changes through the years. They have witnessed growth,

community development, real estate booms and downturns in the economy.

Through it all, the Martells have remained focused on their main objective —

successfully guiding their clients through the challenges of buying or selling

real estate with as little stress as possible.

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Valentina Ogden, Realtor, GRI, GKC

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

7626 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando

407-342--2288 • valentina.realty@gmail.com

www.valentinarealestate.com

Valentina Ogden has been a Florida resident since

1998. She attended the University of Central Florida and

graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration and

finance. She has extensive experience working with more

complex real estate transactions, such as FIRPTA for foreign

investors, 1031 like-kind exchange properties, county bond

loan programs, probate, divorce cases and relocations.

Valentina takes the time to listen and understand what matters

most to her customers. Most importantly, she is someone

you can depend on and trust to be committed to giving

her all to make your real estate dreams come true.

Kathleen Ann Perkins, P.A.

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando

407-312-1956

kathleen@kathleenperkins.com

Whether someone is trying to buy or sell real estate, getting

the best deal means finding the agent who gets results.

Kathleen Ann Perkins is a multiaward-winning agent, member

of the Re/Max Hall of Fame, graduate of the Realtor

Institute, certified negotiation expert and five-star professional

with a proven track record of more than $100 million

in sales in a few short years. She has direct builder sales

experience with a national builder, is an American Legion

Auxiliary PUFL and USAA member, and is committed to the

community and her family.

George Rahi, Realtor, GRI, e-Pro

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

7626 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando

407-529-7372 • georgerahi@aol.com

www.georgerahi.com

George Rahi is a full-time Realtor, member of the Graduate

Realtor Institute, and top-producing real estate agent. He has

been a Southwest Orlando resident since 1986 and a Realtor

since 2001. George prides himself on his high standards and

work ethic. He is always available to his buyers and sellers. He

is the recipient of the coveted International Diamond Society

award that represents the top 4 percent of all Coldwell Banker

agents nationwide and is a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury estates

specialist. George volunteers for Coldwell Banker Cares,

Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald’s House Charities,

and is involved with his church’s young adults ministry.

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Sandra Roman

Roman Realty Property Management

407-970-8833

A Windermere resident for 25 years, Sandra Roman serves Southwest

Orlando as a multiproperty real estate specialist. Her portfolio includes waterfront

luxury homes, investment properties, green properties, bank-owned

properties and more. Her experience serves to track and forecast economic

trends and to offer viable solutions and investment opportunities to buyers,

sellers and investors. Sandra is the first certified EcoBroker in the area. This

training provides a platform for marketing green-certified, energy-efficient

homes. Roman Realty Property Management division successfully manages

dozens of rental properties in Orlando.

Robert Schott, Broker/Owner

TeamConnect Realty

407-516-1000

robert@teamconnectrealty.com • www.myteamconnect.com

Robert Schott, founding partner of TeamConnect Realty, based in southwest

Orange County, is a 14-year residential real estate veteran specializing in

the Dr. Phillips, Windermere and Winter Garden communities. To ensure efficient,

complete service, Robert’s agents have been carefully selected from

the finest Realtors in the business to form a close-knit family, offering seamless

assistance to you for every aspect of your home purchase or sale. Call Robert

anytime without obligation. He is ready to go to work for you today!

Ann Varkey, Broker/Realtor

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando • 407-352-5800, ext. 645

annvarkeyrealtor@gmail.com • www.annvarkey.com

Ann Varkey provides outstanding professional service in selling luxury homes,

condominiums and lakefront properties in Dr. Phillips and Windermere. She

works aggressively to market her listings. For 30 years, Ann has been committed

to providing the best results in helping individuals sell their homes and/or finding

the homes they are looking for in the area. View the testimonials on her website.

Ann gives back to the community. The Dr. P. Phillips YMCA recently dedicated

a meeting room to the Varkey family, with a plaque on the wall and a picture

on the large TV screen. Ann has been helping people with leprosy since 1996.

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7958 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 308, Orlando • 407-431-4600

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Dan Walters is COO and partner of Robert Slack Fine Homes,

based out of the Dr. Phillips office in the Dellagio plaza. Since taking

on the role in April 2017, he has brought 250 agents onboard all over

Florida. The company’s online lead-generation system and family atmosphere

have turned it into one of the largest teams in the state. The firm

is forecasted to sell 2,800 homes this year. Call them or go by the office

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Elle Walters, Realtor

Robert Slack Fine Homes

7958 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 308, Orlando • 407-431-4600

orlandohomesbyelle@gmail.com • robertslack.com

Elle Walters and her husband, Dan, are a team with Robert Slack Fine

Homes and service the Dr. Phillips, Windermere and Winter Garden areas.

Elle makes buying or selling a home an incredible, memorable experience.

Whether a first-time homebuyer or seasoned seller, Elle brings

an energy, compassion and professionalism to her clients’ next real estate

transactions. When buying or selling a home, give her a call to

see results. Elle is from Lima, Peru, and she speaks both English and

Spanish.

Maria Zendejas, Realtor

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando

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of the city’s geography can assist her clients, whether they are buying

or selling. She speaks English, Spanish and French, and does her best to help

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Sally Kamrada,

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7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 146

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Ronald Ziolkowski, P.A., CDPE, Realtor

Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

6985 Wallace Road, Orlando • 407-352-5800, ext. 311

www.rontherealtor.com

Developer/Homebuilder

Del Webb Orlando

500 Del Webb Blvd., Davenport • 866-671-3330

www.delwebb.com/dwo

Ronald Ziolkowski, P.A., better known as “Ron the Realtor,” has been

a fixture in Southwest Orlando real estate since 1998. He is the No.

1 Re/Max Realtor in the state of Florida for 2017! With closed sales

above $400 million and more than 2,000 homes closed to date, Ron

has earned almost every award possible, including being voted a No. 1

Realtor in Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s Best of Southwest for 2015, 2016

and 2017, and Orlando magazine’s Hot 100 Realtors for 12 consecutive

years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame. Ron has closed

more sales in Winter Garden during the past 10 years than any Realtor

in America.

Life is grand at Del Webb Orlando, a 55+ active adult community located

close to the attractions, as well as golf, shopping, dining, entertainment and

health care facilities. The neighborhood is currently selling its last and final

phase — Village 14 — so this is the last opportunity to buy a new, single-family

home from the high $100s at Del Webb Orlando. This friendly community

has everything you need to stay as active or relaxed as you like, featuring a

resort lifestyle with first-class amenities, clubs, classes and more. From fitness

and educational classes to bocce ball, pickle ball and the 38,000-square-foot

Montecito Clubhouse — there is always something happening. Take a dip

in the indoor and outdoor pools or shoot some pool in the billiards hall. Join

one of Del Webb’s 45-plus clubs and meet people who share similar interests.

Volunteer your time, explore the walking trails, or attend a Saturday night

event. Del Webb Orlando has something for everyone. Hurry in to tour its

four model homes and pick your homesite. Its collection of six open-concept

home designs range from 1,289 to 3,016 square feet, with two to four bedrooms

and two to three bathrooms. Del Webb invests considerable time and

resources into fully understanding what its consumers are looking for. When

they first create new home designs, they want to ensure they fulfill their consumers’

needs. These six homes are part of that effort — it’s called “consumer

inspired“ — and they have derived their most popular Life Tested features from

This brand new Mediterranean home is a single story with 2,281 sq. ft.

open-concept. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a new 3-car garage. Features

white cabinets, Quartz countertops in the kitchen and master, farmhouse sink

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This new lakefront home will be move-in ready by May-June 2018. It features

panoramic sunset views of Ruby Lake and offers an open concept with 3,841

heated sq. ft, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a 3-car tandem garage. This

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this process. These six homes will be available for purchase later this summer

and will be the only homes of their kind in the entire community. If you are

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Insurance Agents

Jim Brandt, President

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1602

jim@suninsuranceservices.com • www.suninsuranceservices.com

Jim Brandt began his insurance career in 1980 as an adjuster in Baton Rouge,

Louisiana, shortly after graduating from Louisiana State University. He has lived

in Dr. Phillips since 1991 and was chosen to establish the East Coast presence

for Countrywide Insurance Services. After building that into one of the largest,

most successful independent insurance agencies in the United States, Jim left to

begin Sun Insurance Services Inc. in 2003. Jim led Sun Insurance Services to

quick growth through innovative partnerships with national mortgage companies.

Sun Insurance Services has consistently been voted a Best of Southwest

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Kory Brown, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1605

kory@suninsuranceservices.com • www.suninsuranceservices.com

Kory Brown has more than 14 years of experience writing all types of insurance,

with a major focus on new home purchases. He partners with real estate

agents, mortgage brokers and inspectors to ensure a smooth closing process.

Kory was born in Illinois, but he has called Central Florida home for more than

20 years. He has two children, both born and raised in this community, with

his oldest proudly serving in the U.S. Navy.

Andy Phillips, Agent

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7608 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-354-1320

andy.phillips.kraa@statefarm.com • www.andyphillipsagent.com

Andy Phillips works at State Farm Insurance Co. above the Starbucks in Plaza

Venezia. He will be celebrating his 47th year with the company this August. Andy

and his team have a combined total of 131 years of experience to serve their policyholders

with all of their insurance and financial needs. They pride themselves

on their community involvement with Dr. Phillips and Olympia high schools, Dr.

Phillips Little League, and Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. They

offer a comprehensive homeowners policy that covers all insurance needs in protecting

a home. Call them today for a free insurance quote and financial review.

Frank Gonzalas, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1602

frank@suninsuranceservices.com • www.suninsuranceservices.com

Frank Gonzalas specializes in all lines of personal insurance, including homeowners,

auto, umbrella, flood, watercraft and motorcycle. Born in Bayamón,

Puerto Rico, Frank is fluent in Spanish and English. He lived in Brooklyn, New

York, until his early teens, when his family moved to Winter Park. He and his

wife, Jessica, have a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Amirah. Outside of work,

Frank enjoys spending time with family, watching the New York Yankees and

boxing, and reading books about entrepreneurship, real estate and motivation.

Donna Williams, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1610

donna@suninsuranceservices.com

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Donna Williams has more than 20 years of experience selling homeowners,

auto, flood, renters and umbrella insurance, and she serves customers

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Ron the Realtor

The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get

When it comes to real estate in

Southwest Orlando, one name comes to

the top of everyone’s mind — Ronald

Ziolkowski. Just kidding; most cannot

say, let alone spell, his name. That

is why everyone knows him as Ron

the Realtor. RTR has been helping

families in the area for more than 20

years, selling an unheard of more than

$400,000,000 in closed sales. In 2017,

he finished as the No. 1 Re/Max Realtor

in the state of Florida, selling $65 million

and 168 homes in 2017 alone —

that is one home every other day!

What makes this even more remarkable

is that Ron the Realtor does all this

by himself — no team, no assistants,

no buyer’s agents or transaction coordinators.

Ron handles every aspect of

his clients’ transactions. He also represents

buyers and sellers, making the

accomplishment even more astounding.

By working with both buyers and sellers,

Ron has his finger on the pulse of

the local market, and his clients benefit

greatly from it every time.

When asked how he accomplishes

these unheard of numbers, without delay,

Ron said, “The harder you work,

the luckier you get. I am the embodiment

of the American dream. Ironically

selling, well, the American dream: home

ownership.

“I contribute and track my success

one satisfied client at a time. When

someone allows me the honor of representing

them, I take it very seriously.

I work tirelessly to ensure all their goals

are exceeded on every level. By doing

so, I hopefully earn another client for

life.”

Clients for life is what Ron strives

for and obtains on every transaction

he does. Whether it is closing another

record sale, winning a multiple offer

situation for a buyer, or just advising

on the perfect area for a buyer’s

budget, Ron is accessible to his clients.

“There is no such thing as after hours

with RTR,” he said.

His clients love him for his direct nononsense

approach, delivering accurate

advice without sugarcoating anything,

so they can make informed decisions on

their largest assets with confidence. Ron

the Realtor ensures his clients are the

best informed in the marketplace.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York,

during the downturn of the steel industry

and in a single-parent household, Ron

had to fight for everything he has had

from an early age.

“With hard work, you can achieve

anything you want,” he said.

Ron started his working career in local

restaurants, washing dishes and bussing

tables at a very young age. He

also worked several jobs while putting

himself through college.

Keeping true to the saying “Behind

every successful man is an even stronger

woman,” Ron gives all the credit

for his ability to devote so much to his

clients and his business to his wife of

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same restaurant in Buffalo, but what is

fascinating is that they went to the same

small high school. Kathy graduated a

year prior, yet they never knew each

other until Ron took that job.

“Without Kathy, I could never be the

Realtor I am for my clients,” Ron said.

“My children and my wife are so understanding,

they always take the backseat

to my business. My family is remarkable

for what they put up with.”

Another fact about Ron the Realtor

many may or may not know is that no

one in America sells more homes in

Winter Garden (zip code 34787)

than RTR. This has been the case for

well over the past decade. RTR was

also recently voted a Best of Southwest

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These impressive accomplishments

were not made by selling multimillion

dollar homes.

“I’m a blue-collar Realtor,” Ron said.

“My average sales price in 2017 was

$368,000. I sell these homes as if they

are $2 million homes. I love fighting for

the working family, fighting for every

dollar. I give my clients top-of-the-line

marketing, including their own personal

websites and videos typically reserved

for higher-end homes. This in turn

achieves top dollar for my sellers every

single time.”

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That’s My

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William Shakespeare once wrote,

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families, they are busy becoming

experts on their children. From

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good dads share a bond with

their children like no other. And

the fathers in Southwest Orlando

Bulletin’s milestone 25th annual

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This annual photo album,

dedicated to Southwest Orlando

dads, is one way to say thanks for

all the time spent on learning the

ins and outs of fatherhood, and to

show our local dads that they are

loved and appreciated every day.

The staff of the Southwest Orlando

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Father’s Day to all Southwest

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BONDED BY LOVE — Bay Isle dad Mike McCleary

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LA VIE EST BELLE — Life is beautiful for Preston

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STAND BY ME — The Woodlands of Windermere dad

Doug Darlington and son Devin always support each other.

LEAP OF FAITH — Windermere Downs dad Sean

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n Dr. Phillips

Dr. Phillips resident Victoria

“Tori” Torres performed as a narrator

in Assumption College’s production

of Joseph and the Amazing

Technicolor Dreamcoat. Victoria

began her musical career at Dr.

Phillips High School. She started

taking voice lessons during her

sophomore year, which prepared

her for many recitals and competitions,

including the National

Association of Teachers of Singing

competition. She was a member of

the nonprofit Central Florida Vocal

Arts Association and performed with

Disney as a mentor of its Candlelight

Choir. Victoria continues her singing

at Assumption as one of the college’s

vocal scholars and is involved with

Chorale and Voce.

Debra Andree, M.D., a Dr.

Phillips resident and chief medical

officer at Community Health Centers

Inc., was named Center for Disease

Control and Prevention Childhood

Immunization Champion for her efforts

to promote childhood immunization

in the community. Dr. Andree

was recognized for teaching staff,

medical students and parents about

the importance of vaccines.

n Ocoee

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Dr. Phillips

resident Debra

Andree, M.D.,

earns the title

of Center for

Disease Control

and Prevention

Childhood

Immunization

Champion.

The city of Ocoee honored fallen

soldiers at its annual Memorial Day

compiled by Lauren Salinero

ceremony held at Bill Breeze Park.

The keynote speaker was Cadet Capt.

Damarius Maxwell. Cadet Capt.

Maxwell is a junior at Ocoee High

School. At the age of 17, he is the

youngest person to deliver remarks at

an Ocoee city event. An Ocoee native,

he is a third-year cadet in the Air

Force Junior Reserve Officer Training

Corps. He participates in several

clubs and organizations, including

the high school singing group

Excalibur. The Memorial Day ceremony

was open to the public. The

national anthem was sung by OHS

senior Chloe Rogenus. The Ocoee

Police Department Honor Guard

presented the flag, and taps was

played. Mayor Rusty Johnson

and city commissioners led a processional

to the Ocoee Memorial Wall,

where a wreath was set in place. The

wall is inscribed with the names of

Ocoee residents who gave their lives

for freedom. Elected officials recited

the name of each fallen soldier.

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Turtle

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Michael

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begin his threeyear

term on

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for Community

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Research board

of directors.

Michael Kulich of Turtle

Creek, president of the Turtle Creek

Homeowners Association, was

elected to the board of directors

for the Foundation for Community

Association Research for a three-year

term starting in July. The Foundation

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sponsors needs-driven research that

informs and enlightens all community

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n Windermere

Windermere

resident John

Sullivan

joins Universal

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Sciences as

director of

Operations

Optimization.

Universal Engineering Sciences

hired John Sullivan as director

of Operations Optimization. In this

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Universal’s 18 offices across Florida

and Georgia. John holds a Bachelor

of Science in business administration,

human resources management

from California State University Long

Beach. He resides in Windermere

with his wife, Trish.

The Florida League of Cities recognized

Windermere Mayor Gary

Bruhn with a 2018 Home Rule Hero

Award. Mayor Bruhn earned the prestigious

award for his tireless efforts

in advancing the league’s legislative

agenda and helping to protect the

Home Rule powers of Florida’s cities

during the 2018 legislative session.

Home Rule is the ability for a city to

address local problems through and

by local decision-makers with minimal

state interference. Mayor Bruhn

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has received this award six times,

and it is his fifth consecutive year to

receive it.

“In my 15 years as Mayor, never

have I seen such an outright attack on

our citizens’ right to self-governance,”

Mayor Bruhn said. “They tried to legislate

what businesses could operate in

our communities, dictate when we hold

our local elections, and even tell us what

trees can and cannot be protected. So

this award has special meaning to me

this year.”

n Et Al

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held a

25-year anniversary celebration for

Full Circle Cycle in MetroWest.

WOCC builds partnerships, strong

businesses and commitment to the

community by serving as the leading

business advocate in Central Florida,

facilitating opportunity to nearly

1,000 member businesses. For more

information about WOCC, call 407-

656-1304 or visit wochamber.com.

Southwest resident and author

Jackie Sonnenberg held a

book-signing last month at Gods &

Monsters for her popular book, My

Soul To Keep, a horror-fan favorite.

She also promoted its sequel, The

Lamb Was Sure to Go, which is

now available on Amazon. Jackie

Florida League of Cities Legislative Advocate Jeff Branch (left)

presents a 2018 Home Rule Hero Award to Windermere Mayor

Gary Bruhn at the Tri-County League of Cities luncheon.

Photo courtesy of WOCC

West Orange Chamber of Commerce members celebrate the 25th anniversary of Full Circle Cycle in

MetroWest.

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is known for her paranormal suspense-filled

book plots and horrorrole

performances. For more than

eight years, she has used her talent

and creativity as a “haunt” actor

to perform at Zombie Outbreak, a

real-life video game experience.

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Jackie Sonnenberg of Southwest Orlando

promotes her newest book, The Lamb Was Sure

To Go.

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Joyce

Whidden,

director of the

Adult Literacy

League, speaks

at a Rotary

Club of Dr.

Phillips

meeting.

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Caribe Royale Orlando

Emotions Dance Studio

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Gonzalez attend the Wine Women & Shoes charity event.

Christian Whitney of Summerlake,

overall winner, is pictured with best mom

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Orlando Magic Youth

Basketball Academy’s Mike

Soma was named a finalist for the

annual Jr. NBA Coach of the Year.

Nominated by the Magic to represent

Mike Soma

of the Orlando

Magic Youth

Basketball

Academy is

named a Jr. NBA

Coach of the Year

finalist.

Central Florida, Soma was one of

three finalists in the leaguewide selection

process. He, along with the other

two finalists, was awarded a financial

grant to support his local youth

basketball organization, as well as

additional benefits, including a free

Positive Coaching Alliance training,

basketball equipment and more.

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Seventeen-year-old twins Saskia

and Sydnie Steenstra will compete

in synchronized swimming

at the UANA Pan American

Championships this August. The girls

currently train at YMCA Aquatic

Center. They were born in the U.S.

but have always held a Panamanian

citizenship and have represented

Panama in international competitions

since 2016. This will be their

second time joining the Panamanian

national team in this championship.

“The girls are committed to the effort

and time it will take in the next

few months to produce a great performance

at the championships and

to represent their country of Panama

to the very best of their ability,” said

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Dr. Phillips High School

football coach Rodney Wells

and athletic director Steven

McHale were guest speakers

at a recent Rotary Club of Dr.

Phillips meeting. The Panthers were

also recently awarded a tribute from

the Florida House of Representatives

for DPHS’s first football state

championship.

Hinson

Stephens (left),

youth services of

the Rotary Club

of Dr. Phillips,

and Steve Clapp

(right), club

president, welcome

Dr. Phillips High

School football

coach Rodney

Wells (second

from left) and

athletic director

Steven McHale

to a club meeting.

The newest team in Central Florida

professional sports unveiled its

name. The Orlando SeaWolves

is a Major Arena Soccer League

team that will kick off its inaugural

season this December. The team’s

name was the result of a Name the

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competing in USLTA-sanctioned

events. The inaugural ATA National

Championships included just three

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Orlando

Science School

students Alex

Yim (left) and

Jaehyun

Ahn receive

an “E” rating

from the United

States Fencing

Association,

qualifying them

for the honorablemention

team of

USA Fencing All-

American.

The eighth annual Paws for Peace

Walk was a success. Hundreds

of walkers turned out, raising more

than $50,000 for Harbor House

of Central Florida to keep pets

and their owners safe from abuse.

Congratulations to the award

winners of the day: Team Culp

for largest team, Charlie’s Crew

for biggest fundraiser, Hudson

for largest dog, and Chris for

smallest dog.

Representatives of the United

States Tennis Association announced

that the organization will

partner with the American Tennis

Association to host the 101st ATA

National Championships at the

USTA National Campus from July

28-Aug. 4. The annual weeklong

event will be attended by more than

2,500 participants and visitors.

Known as an annual cultural and tennis

family reunion, the ATA National

Championships will now be held at

the USTA National Campus every

three to four years.

As the oldest African-American

sports organization in the country,

the ATA was founded in 1916 with

a mission to promote black tennis

in America, as a result of African-

Americans being barred from

and men’s doubles. Today, the ATA

National Championships has grown

to include 50 competitive categories

with thousands of competitors, ranging

from ages 10-80.

Dr. Phillips High School’s

women’s water polo had three

players named to the All-Metro West

first team: sophomore Samantha

Horency and seniors Caroline

Grzeszczak and Bailey Valdes.

Senior Emma Hallson and

sophomore Hope Miller were

named honorable mention All-

Metro West. Men’s water polo

also had three players earn first

team All-Metro West: juniors Dan

Magrino, Max Meisenheimer

and James Sweet. Juniors

Gavin Collins and Gabe Madej

were named honorable mention

All-Metro West.

There will be several coaching

changes for the next academic year.

Men’s and women’s swimming

and diving head coach Natalie

Nickson, a DPHS graduate, will

step down to focus on graduate

school. Assistant coach Leonardo

Leon Ramirez has been promoted

to head coach. Men’s and women’s

golf head coach Tony Wilson,

who has been with the Panthers since

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2011, has accepted a new job out

of the area. Orange Tree golf professional

Joe Bentz will take over

for men’s golf, while the women’s

program will be led by Brianna

Murphy. Women’s soccer head

coach Donny George, who guided

the Panthers to their best season

in school history this year, has accepted

an assistant coaching position

at his college alma mater, Baker

University in Kansas. The school

is currently seeking a candidate

for the vacant position. Women’s

tennis head coach Tommy

Tucker also stepped aside after this

season. Coach Tucker has coached

football since 2005 and tennis

on and off since 2007. For men’s

lacrosse, Charlie Battaglini

will return as head coach. He holds

the program record for most wins

(52) and winning percentage (.642)

during his 2014-17 tenure.

Coach David Duffy of the 2018

Astros extends a congratulations

to the baseball team. The season

started with some tough injuries,

but the boys battled through, once

again playing for the championship.

Though they lost the big game

to the Tigers, coach David is proud

of each player. The entire coaching

staff, parents, family and fans extend

their thanks to the Dr. Phillips

Little League for the opportunity

to work with the kids, have fun and

make new friends.

The 2018

Astros baseball

players, (l. to r.)

Tim Franklin,

Ian Wirt, Gavin

Carney, Josh

Compton,

Anthony Garay,

Ryan Duffy,

Jacob Strong,

Blake Hidalgo,

Connor Koivu,

Connor

Mangum,

Johnny

Peterson,

Jordan Weeks,

and coaches (l.

to r.) Johnny

Peterson, David

Duffy and

Jeremy Strong

finish the season.

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their post-high school goals. Mikaya

will attend Bethune Cookman

University on her way to becoming

a pediatric nurse. Greyson will

compiled by Lauren Salinero

study microbiology for the premed

program at the University of

Florida.

Volunteers help to beautify a neglected

garden on Thornebrooke Elementary’s

campus.

Thornebrooke Elementary received

help from some very special

volunteers. Gotha Middle students

cleaned up a neglected garden, and

Thornebrooke parental volunteers

planted and mulched the area to

create a beautifully renewed space

on the elementary school’s campus.

n Westbrooke Elementary

Windy Ridge K-8 officials hold a celebration party at Windermere Town Hall for the eighth-grade graduating class.

Westbrooke

Elementary’s Wildcats

take over Rebounderz

Apopka for the school’s

annual mother/son

event.

West Orange

High senior

Mikaya

Brown earns a

PTSO Ultimate

Warrior

Scholarship.

Westbrooke Elementary celebrates having “the best teachers in the world” during Teacher

Appreciation Week.

n West Orange High

West Orange High seniors submitted

applications for the first PTSO

Ultimate Warrior Scholarships. The

scholarship committee reviewed

and selected the two applicants

who best exemplified the Ultimate

Warrior qualities of perseverance,

character and service. The

awards were presented to Mikaya

Brown and Greyson Everidge

on Senior Awards Night. Both seniors

overcame significant challenges,

yet maintained focus on

West Orange

High senior

Greyson

Everidge

earns a PTSO

Ultimate Warrior

Scholarship.

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n Et Al

Officials of the National Merit

Scholarship Program announced the

second round of $2,500 scholarship

winners. These teens were chosen

from a talent pool of more than

15,000 finalists in the 2018 National

Merit Scholarship Program. Among

them are Southwest residents Soo

Min Kim of Olympia High and

William Sealy of Windermere

Preparatory School.

A bit of Cuba came to Florida for

Holy Family Catholic School’s

Gala & Auction, which had a

“Havana Nights” theme. Nearly

250 people attended the event, held

at Rosen Shingle Creek, to support

the school and raise funds to help

with various improvements, including

3-D printers, upgrading fire-safety

equipment in accordance with new

fire laws, and reworking the school’s

Beloved Holy Family Catholic School Principal Sister Dorothy Sayers (second from

right) participates in the school’s Havana Nights Gala & Auction.

playground. There were also silent

and live auctions, music, dancing

and fine dining. The evening brought

in a record $130,000, the most money

ever raised in the gala’s 20-year

history.

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The school held a

CPR class to prepare students on

how to handle emergency situations

involving analytical shock, cardiac

arrest, major cuts and choking. The

class incorporated fun into learning

critical skills. Students also recently

Shreya Bhat of Orlando Science

School wins second place at the state

science fair.

competed in the state science fair.

Shreya Bhat placed second, impressing

the judges with her scientific

knowledge of computer science.

Senior Yasmin Figueroa received

the National Merit Hispanic Scholar

Award from the College Board’s

National Hispanic Recognition

Program. The award is one of the

highest academic honors that can be

given to high school students.

Olympia and West Orange

high schools are two of eight

Orange County Public Schools to

be recognized in U.S. News &

World Report’s Best of High School

Rankings list. They were both awarded

a silver ranking. Olympia High is

ranked No. 47 in the state of Florida

and No. 624 nationwide. West

Orange High is ranked No. 106 in

the state of Florida and No. 1233

nationwide.

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above is the most current, correct and dependable

available, we do rely on others for the source of our

news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and

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held responsible for the validity of the information

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Through June 30 — Charitable

Partnership

Monkey Joe’s at Pointe Orlando, 9101

International Drive, Orlando, partners

with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,

a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures

for all children with cancer. For more

information, call 407-880-7529 or visit

www.monkeyjoes.com.

June 16 — Peace Walk & Festival

Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park

hosts the second annual Solutionary

Peace Walk & Festival, including a 1-mile

walk around the park, vegan food, live

music, guest speakers, yoga, eco-friendly

exhibitors, children’s activities and more.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The walk begins

at 11 a.m. Admission is free; however,

walk donations are welcome. For more

information, call 727-489-4497, email

organizers@solutionaryevents.com or visit

www.orlandopeacefest.org.

June 23 — Celebrating

Independence Gala

Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest

Ave., Orlando, hosts the Celebrating

Independence Gala 2018, including

a full-course dinner, silent auction,

raffle and entertainment. Time: 6:30-

9:30 p.m. Cost: $100; $170 for a

pair ticket, with proceeds benefiting the

Center for Independent Living in Central

Florida Inc. For more information, visit

celebrate.cilorlando.org.

n Children’s/Teen

Program

Through Aug. 4 — Summer Reading

Program

Registration is open for Orlando County

Library System’s 2018 Summer Reading

Program for tweens and teens, which

includes special live performances, storytelling,

and arts and crafts. Participants can

sign up for technology camps and classes

where they can create their own video

games, build robots and more. Seating

may be limited for some events, so advance

registration is recommended. For more

information, call 407-835-7323 or visit

ocls.info/summer-reading-program-2018.

n Classes/Programs

June 9 — 2018 Hurricane Expo

Cypress Creek High School, 1101 Bear

Crossing Drive, Orlando, hosts the 2018

Hurricane Expo, a free, half-day event

that offers preparedness information and

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

free items like weather radios and first

aid kits while supplies last. Attendees

can speak to emergency response and

recovery experts, and they will learn how

to track storms and more. Time: 9 a.m.-

1 p.m. For more information, call 407-

836-9140, email ocoem@ocfl.net or visit

www.ocfl.net/storm.

n Events/Performances

June 14-July 29 — The Little

Mermaid Performances

The Goldman Theater of Orlando

Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with

UCF, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, presents

performances of a new adaptation

of The Little Mermaid. Showtimes

vary. Cost: $9-$20. For more information,

call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or visit

orlandoshakes.org.

June 15 & 16 — Symphonic

Cinema: The Sequel Performances

Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter

Park, hosts Central Florida Community

Arts’ performances of Symphonic Cinema:

The Sequel. Time: Friday at 8 p.m. and

Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost: $10

in advance, $15 at the door, $25 for priority

tickets, free for children 12-younger. For

more information, call 407-937-1800, ext.

710; or visit cfcarts.com/cinema.

June 17 — Postcards From Home

Concert

Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E.

Princeton St., Orlando, hosts the Postcards

From Home concert, a performance by the

Central Florida Sounds of Freedom. Time:

3 p.m. Cost: $15, free for 12-younger.

For more information, visit www.cfsof.com.

June 23 — Community Health Fair

Kingdom Hope International Ministries,

1136 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts

a free community health fair designed to

encourage healthy lifestyles, prevent and

manage diseases, and connect attendees

to resources. Other activities include a

blood drive and health screenings and

consultations. Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

June 29 — Movieola At Lake Eola

Park

The east lawn of downtown Orlando’s

Lake Eola Park hosts Movieola, a free

monthly movie series. This month’s movie is

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Festivities

include family-friendly activities, and food

is available for purchase. Time: the last

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Friday of every month through August.

Time: 6 p.m. for lawn games and music;

8:15 p.m. for the feature movie. Admission

is free. For more information, visit

www.cityoforlando.net/parks/movieola.

June 30-Sept. 23 — Enchanted

Fairy Doors Exhibit

Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest

Ave., Orlando, hosts the Enchanted Fairy

Doors Exhibit, when the 50-acre gardens

feature 15 one-of-a-kind fairy doors. Cost:

Included with daytime garden admission

of $10 for adults; $5 for children 4-17.

For more information, call 407-246-2620

or visit leugardens.org.

n Miscellaneous

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Through July 13 — Photographs

Needed

The City of Orlando’s Historic Preservation

Board seeks photographs capturing the

beauty of the built historic streetscape and

landscape enhancements for its 2019 calendar.

A $100 honorarium is awarded

to each photographer whose picture is

selected. Up to three photographs can be

submitted and they should be black and

white and printed on 8” x 10” or 8 1/2”

x 11” photo paper with a white border.

Each photograph must be labeled on the

back with photographer name, daytime

telephone number, email address, address

of the subject and site label address.

Contest submissions must be delivered or

postmarked by July 13, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Send to the Historic Preservation Office,

P.O. Box 44990, 400 S. Orange Ave.,

Orlando, FL 32802. For more information,

call Richard Forbes, 407-246-3350;

or visit www.cityoforlando.net/cityplanning/boards/historic-preservationboard/board-calendars.

June 9, 16, 23 & 30 — Farmers

Markets

Winter Garden Farmers Market — voted

No. 1 in America by American Farmland

Trust in Washington, D.C. — takes place at

104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. The

market has more than 150 vendors, and

there is a free parking garage next to the

event. Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 10, 17 & 24 — Farmers

Markets

The Lakefront Farmers Market in

Summerport Village, an eclectic market

that features unique offerings from local

growers, crafters and artisans, takes place

at 13790 Bridgewater Crossing Blvd.,

Windermere. Time: Sundays from noon-

4 p.m. For more information, visit www.

facebook.com/summerportvillagemarket/

about/.

June 28 — Food Truck Connection

MetroWest hosts the Food Truck

Connection, including food and music,

at 2295 S. Hiawassee Road in Veranda

Park. Time: fourth Thursday of every month

from 5:30-9 p.m. For more information,

visit www.metrowestcommunity.com.

July 11 — Job Fair

Central Florida Fair Expo Park, 4603 W.

Colonial Drive, Orlando, hosts the Central

Florida Employment Council’s Job Fair,

including more than 90-100 companies offering

thousands of career openings in various

industries and resources on hand to assist

people in their job search. Attendees should

dress professionally and bring résumés.

Admission and parking are free; child care

is not provided. Time: noon-4 p.m. For more

information, call 407-834-4022. To register

as a job-seeker, visit www.cfec.org/job-fairs.

n Networking/Clubs

Ongoing — Members Wanted

The West Orange Women seeks women of

all ages to join its social group, where they

“Build Friendships While Helping Others.”

The group of 200+ members enjoys more

than 25 fun activities. For more information,

visit www.westorangewomen.com.

June 12, 19 & 26 — Toastmasters

Meetings

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall,

4100 McKinnon Road, Windermere,

hosts Windermere Toastmasters Club No.

4662754 meetings. Attendees learn to

develop their oral communication and

leadership skills in a supportive and positive

learning environment. Time: Tuesdays

at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

www.windermeretoastmasters.org.

June 13, 20 & 27 — Toastmasters

Meetings

The Florida Turnpike Headquarters Building

No. 5315 in the Turkey Lake Service Area

on Florida’s Turnpike at Mile Marker 263,

hosts Turnpike Toastmasters meetings.

Guests must check in at the reception desk

for meeting access. Time: Wednesdays

from noon-1 p.m. For more information,

visit 2362.toastmastersclubs.org.

June 26 — Southwest Book Club

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255

Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a meeting of

the Southwest Book Club. This month’s

selection is When Breath Becomes Air by

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Paul Kalanithi. Anyone 18-older is welcome.

Time: 7 p.m. For more information, call 407-

835-7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

n Support Groups

June 12 — Support Group Meeting

For Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource

Center sponsors a free support group

meeting for caregivers in the Suite 281

Conference Room (next to the south elevators

on the second floor) at Health Central

Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee.

Time: second Tuesday of each month at 6

p.m. For more information, call 407-843-

1910 or visit www.adrccares.org.

June 14 — Cancer Support Group

Meeting

The Barnes Learning Center Distance Learning

Classroom on the second floor of Founder’s

Hall 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 certified yoga instructor presents

Chair Yoga and Meditations to Alleviate

Stress. 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.

June 14 — Autism Spectrum

Disorder Support Group Meetings

Room 201 in Building B at St. Luke’s United

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts a support

group meeting for parents of children/teens

on the autism spectrum disorder. Attendees

share challenges, ideas, concerns, success

stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator

from the University of Central Florida Card

offers 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

n Volunteers

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

Seniors First seeks 50 volunteers to assist in

fulfilling the high demand of its Meals on

Wheels program, which provides meals and

outreach to seniors who are unable to prepare

or have meals otherwise provided. There

are eight pickup areas in the Greater Orlando

area, and the commitment is once per week

for approximately 1.5-2 hours on weekday

mornings. Volunteers must be 18-older and

have a valid driver’s license, insurance and

reliable transportation. For more information,

email lshumaker@seniorsfirstinc.org or visit

seniorsfirstinc.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

History Center, 21 E. Plant St., Winter

Garden, seeks friendly, responsible volunteers

to staff the welcome center by greeting guests

and answering questions. Weekday hours are

available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and/or 2-5

p.m. For more information, call Jim or Lynne,

407-656-3244; or visit wghf.org.

Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are

welcome. Please send information six weeks

before the event to P.O. Box 851, Windermere,

FL 34787; call 407-351-1573, option 5; or email

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I choose a

pain-free, active

life again.

I enjoy having an active life,

whether it’s traveling for work

or walking my dog, Gigi.

Three years ago, however, my

knee pain had become so bad

that it was painful just to

stand and walk.

Knee replacement surgery

at Orlando Health and my

orthopedist, Dr. Robert Murrah,

gave me my freedom back.

I now have my normal life

back and I’m active again.

I am Claire and

I choose Orlando Health.

See my story:

ChooseOrlandoHealth.com/Claire

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