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28 x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Sunscreen dispensers installed at parks As Central Florida celebrates summer, representatives of Orange County Parks and Recreation and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center with Seminole County Parks and Recreation announced that they are bringing sunscreen stations to 15 local parks. “Since installing the sunscreen dispensers in several parks, we have had positive feedback from visitors,” said Matt Suedmeyer, manager of Orange County Parks and Recreation. “Thanks to Orlando Health, guests can have a little extra sun protection.” Park attendees now have the opportunity to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays as part of an initiative to help prevent skin cancer and other effects of extended sunlight exposure. Nine Orange County parks now hold a total of 18 sunscreen stations. They can be found at Barnett Park, Cypress Grove Park, Downey Park, Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, Fort NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS Gatlin Recreation Complex, George Bailey Park, Kelly Park (Rock Springs), Chapin Station (West Orange Trail), and Moss Park. n Nemours facility opens in Winter Garden Families in west Orange County now have greater access to Nemours Children’s Health System specialty care and primary care services in one location and closer to home. Nemours recently opened a Winter Garden location at Sonata West, located at 2020 Daniels Road in Winter Garden. Patients are now being accepted at the facility. Winter Garden resident Jeanette Brown attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony with her three children. Her 7-year-old daughter, Bella, marked the official opening of the facility by using giant red scissors compiled by Lauren Salinero to cut the ceremonial Nemours Band-Aid ribbon. Bella was born with a complex heart condition and has been a Nemours patient most of her life. Jeanette’s two sons are also patients, and she often travels to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona when they need care. Now, some of Bella Brown (center) of Winter Garden cuts the ribbon for Nemours Children’s Health System’s new facility. IT’S RAINING! Protect your home from Wood Rot, Mold and Mildew Damage! Dr. John Nowell Dr. Ben Konynenbelt Free Single Vision Lenses With The Purchase of Any Frame August 1, 2018-August 31, 2018 Gutter Helmet is an American made product that has been around for more than 30 years and comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee. Start improving your home today by scheduling a FREE Estimate at 407-682-3939 www.gutterhelmetflorida.com • LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY • Licensed and Insured • We DO NOT Use Sub-Contractors Never clean your Gutters Again! 40% Off Retail Keeps you safe from falling Backed by lifetime warranty No more dangerous Gutters Expires 7/31/18 Member of WE ALSO DO: SEAMLESS GUTTERS • SOFFITS • FASCIAS • POOL ENCLOSURE GUTTERS Allergies/Tearing Blepharitis Cataracts Conjunctivitis Diabetic eye exams Dry eyes Emergency eye care Foreign body removal Glaucoma Iritis/ uveitis Keratoconus Lasik Consultations Comprehensive eye exams for all ages | Award-winning Optical Boutique Contact lens fittings from simple to complex Latisse Consultations Macular degeneration Pink eyes Styes Plaquenil toxicity exams Vision Therapy Vision Training 407-271-8931 www.southwestorlandoeyecare.com

those specialists will be seeing patients at the new facility. This saves Jeanette travel time, but more importantly, she says it gives her peace of mind. For more information about the new facility, call 407-650-7715 or visit www.nemours.org. n Protect yourself from mosquitoes Officials of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County advise residents that there is an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Orange County. Several sentinel chicken flocks have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection, therefore the risk of transmission to humans has increased. Orange County Mosquito Control and DOH-Orange continue surveillance and prevention efforts. DOH-Orange officials remind residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, remember to “drain and cover.” Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler water or rainwater have collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Wearing shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves provides protection for people who work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Cover doors and www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x 29 windows with screens to help keep mosquitoes out of your house. For more information, visit DOH’s website at http://www.floridahealth. gov/%5C/diseases-and-conditions/ mosquito-borne-diseases/index. html or contact the county health department. BUSINESS BRIEFS Shane Jewell is the new executive director of Orlando Ballet. After an extensive national search, officials of Orlando Ballet are pleased to introduce Shane Jewell as the company’s new executive director. He previously served as executive director of Oklahoma City Ballet and brings nearly 15 years of experience in managing performing arts organizations. Jewell’s experience managing the often complex aspects of a professional ballet company, including supporting the artistic director, fundraising, marketing and community engagement, sets the stage for him to hit the ground running. For more information, call 407- 352-9733 or visit orlandoballet.org. Orlando Repertory Theatre representatives announced the theater’s 2018-19 season. The season includes A Year With Frog and Toad TYA, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook, Elf The Musical, Ella Enchanted The Musical, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, and Seussical The Musical TYA. There will also be limited engagements, productions by students of the Orlando Rep Youth Academy, and the Orlando Rep’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 Choose Windermere's Only Exclusive Boutique PreSchool