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FOODIE FOR THOUGHT .................................................................... 6

Back-to-School Snack Attack!

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SOUTHWEST SPOTLIGHT ................................................................... 9

Serving His Country

NOTEWORTHY NEWS .................................................................... 11

YMCA Aquatic Center Gets New Name

TOURISM UPDATE ........................................................................... 13

TASTE OF THE TOWN ..................................................................... 15

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 22

NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS .............................................................. 27

SOUTHWEST SPORTS ...................................................................... 29

SOUTHWEST SOCIAL SEEN ............................................................. 32

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FOODIE FOR

THOUGHT

Back-to-School Snack Attack!

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As the leisurely days of summer

come to an end and school

starts again, life seems to shift

gears into “full speed ahead.”

With work, sports, homework,

errands and after-school activities,

it’s important to fuel up

with healthy snacks to avoid

running on empty or filling up

with junk food.

Why not think of snack time

as mini-meals? Make a batch of

vegetable soup or black beans,

freeze in individual containers,

and pop one in the microwave when

hunger hits after school. Last night’s leftover

pasta, grilled chicken or vegetables

are filled with nutrition and suitable for

snacking. There’s nothing wrong enjoying

breakfast twice; a whole-wheat waffle

with peanut butter and banana slices,

an English muffin topped with tomato

sauce and cheese, or a small bowl of

low-sugar cereal provides energy for the

afternoon.

Make It Fun!

Snack time for younger kids can be a

time for bonding and creativity. Go beyond

ants on a log, and fashion celery

sticks into snails with cucumber slices held

in place with cream cheese or caterpillars

with peanut butter and grapes. Colorful

cut-up peppers become wings of butterflies

when paired with baby carrots, and

bananas rolled in unsweetened coconut

look surprisingly like ghosts when given

a few chocolate chip eyes (dip banana

lightly in orange juice first). Little hands

can help assemble these edible works of

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so healthy, enticing options are easily accessible

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zip-close bags to portion out snacks in

advance. Bake a batch of savory muffins

and freeze them, prepare a container of

Baked sweet potato chips are a healthy go-to snack.

trail mix, cut up veggie sticks and pair

with thick slices of roast turkey or low-fat

cheese, make some hard-boiled eggs,

stock the fridge with cut-up fruits and berries

in clear to-go cups or whole grain

mini-bagels spread with cream cheese

and wrapped in plastic. Stock the shelves

with air-popped popcorn, whole grain

crackers and squeezable fruit.

Don’t Forget Mom and Dad!

Running on coffee and energy drinks

as you race through the day can leave

you crashing before dinner. Instead, treat

yourself right with healthy fuel. Snack on

edamame or beef jerky while waiting at

soccer practices or grab a single-serve

Greek yogurt or hummus with veggie

sticks between meetings. Stash instant

oatmeal and mixed nuts in your bag and

at the office, and prep a batch of smoothies

to store in the freezer in individual

serving containers (8-ounce jam jars work

well). Defrost a smoothie in the fridge the

night before for a midday pick-me-up.

Roasted Edamame

Ingredients:

1 16-ounce bag shelled edamame,

defrosted and dried with paper towel

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

2 teaspoons olive oil

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Nursing Home Care Is Expensive

by: Kristen M. Jackson / Attorney

Baby Boomers, persons born

between 1946 and 1964, are

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Alzheimer’s disease and other

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Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss

edamame with sea salt, spices and

olive oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until

golden brown. Best enjoyed shortly after

roasting. Variation: Try adding Chinese

five-spice powder or chili powder for a

change of flavor.

No Bake Granola Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup crispy rice cereal

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1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup ground flaxseed

1 cup mini chocolate chips

2/3 cup honey or agave nectar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a

large bowl, mixing gently so cereal

doesn’t get crushed. Mix until wellcombined.

Using a cookie scoop

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drop rounded tablespoonful-sized

portions onto a parchment- or waxpaper-lined

cooking sheet. Roll into

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Refrigerate for one to two hours before

serving. They can be stored in an

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refrigerator for up to one week or frozen

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients:

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

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Slice the sweet potato in thin

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SPOTLIGHT

Serving His Country

DPHS Graduate Participates in RIMPAC

by Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Collins, Commander,

Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Public Affairs

2018

A 2003 graduate of Dr. Phillips

High School and an Orlando native

served in the world’s largest

international maritime warfare exercise,

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Lt. Cmdr. Craig Dobson, a 2007

graduate of the University of Florida,

typically spends his drill weekends

as a Navy reserve sailor at

Navy Operational Support Center

Denver in the Undersea Warfare

Operations Detachment. However,

he recently completed work at

RIMPAC for Commander, Submarine

Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, ensuring

the safety and operability of the

submarines that participated in the

exercise.

Dobson, who is a submarine

warfare officer, knows a thing or

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“I remember being on the boat

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to our counterparts on shore,”

Dobson said about his time on

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There were five submarines

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Each submarine depended

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As the world’s largest

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“I [got] to be a part of the operation

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Dobson said. “Not just on what one

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Lt. Cmdr. Craig Dobson, a 2003 Dr. Phillips

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international maritime warfare exercise.

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On a bright, sunny morning on

International Drive, officials from

the YMCA of Central Florida

renamed the aquatic center in the

heart of the tourist district the Rosen

YMCA Aquatic Center. The renaming

was in honor of Harris

Rosen, the man who spearheaded

efforts to save the center from

the demolition ball more than a

quarter-century ago.

“Today, we honor one amazing

human being,” said Rowdy

Gaines, a former three-time gold

medal Olympic swimmer and vice

president of YMCA Aquatics. “Harris

Rosen’s contributions to the community

and this building are incredible.”

Rosen, president and COO of

Rosen Hotels & Resorts, said he

felt honored by the recognition and

thanked other donors to the capital

campaign to renovate the aquatic

center, which has three swimming

pools and attracts international

competitors to Central Florida.

He mentioned many of the programs

offered at the aquatic center

and those who can take advantage

of them, including swim lessons,

divers, synchronized swimmers, underwater

hockey players, seniors using

the fitness facilities, water polo

players, lap swimmers, the master

swimmers and more.

Then, in his often-low-key, humorous

way, the avid swimmer said the

real reason “I do it is because when

I come here every day to swim, I

am now almost always assured of a

lane.”

Saving

the Aquatic Center

Originally known as the Justus

Aquatic Center, the building was

built adjacent to a Radisson Hotel. It

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NOTEWORTHY

NEWS

YMCA Aquatic Center Gets New Name

Hotelier Harris Rosen Honored

by Debra Wood

opened in 1985, and the following

year, the developer declared bankruptcy,

leaving the operator, Frank

Buonauro, with a $12 million debt

for the center and $18 million for

the hotel, according to an Orlando

Sentinel article in 1987. Buonauro

found a bank to partner with, but

that financial institution soon wanted

out as losses mounted. The aquatic

center closed in 1992, and plans

were to tear it down and turn the site

into a parking lot.

Not so fast. John “Lucky”

Meisenheimer, M.D., a Southwest

Orlando resident, recalled that a

young Special Olympian was at

the aquatic center when Rosen also

came up to the chained doors. That

Special Olympian asked him, “Did

we do something wrong?”

Rosen assured him that was not

the case, stepped up and formed the

Friends of the Aquatic Center. He recruited

Meisenheimer, who coaches

the center’s Special Olympics team,

and others in the community and

across the country.

“It was a six-month battle,”

Meisenheimer said at the event.

“When the battle line was drawn,

bankers, lawyers and politicians

were not on our side. It was Rosen

and rabble, the rest of us. It was us

fighting behind Harris Rosen.”

In the end, the bank gave the facility

to Orange County, which passed

it on to the YMCA. The aquatic center

reopened in June 1992.

“If Harris had not picked up that

battle ax, that would not have

happened,” Meisenheimer said.

A Lifetime of Giving Back

Orange County Mayor Teresa

Jacobs called Rosen “a legend

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among all of us.” She encouraged

everyone for generations to come

to tell the story of Rosen and his investments

in children and the most

needy.

“We can help keep that alive and

inspire other people with the life and

legacy of Harris Rosen,” Jacobs said.

in the Tangelo Park neighborhood.

He recently expanded the program

to include children from Parramore.

He also donated a 20-acre site

and $10 million to the University

of Central Florida to establish

the Rosen College of Hospitality

Management and $5.1 million to the

Jack & Lee Rosen Jewish Community

Center.

(L. to r.) Rowdy Gaines, Harris Rosen and John “Lucky” Meisenheimer

commemorate the renamed Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center with an inaugural swim.

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Rosen, born and raised in New

York City, earned a bachelor’s degree

in hotel administration from

Cornell University in Ithaca, New

York. He served in the U.S. Army

and began his career at New York’s

Waldorf Astoria. Working for Hilton,

he traveled around the country and

worked internationally for the Post

Co. of Dallas before joining the

Disney Co. in California in 1968. In

that role, he became involved with

opening Walt Disney World hotels.

In 1974, Rosen bought the Quality

Inn on International Drive near Sand

Lake Road. Soon after, he added

more lodging properties to his company.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts now

owns and operates nine hotels in the

Orlando area. Rosen recently announced

room expansions.

In 1993, Rosen established the

Tangelo Park Program to provide

free preschool for youngsters and

a college or trade school education

for high school graduates living

Rosen has donated millions to the

YMCA of Central Florida and serves

on the board of directors for the

aquatic center.

Gaines thanked Rosen for being

his mentor.

“There are no words for what this

man means to me,” Gaines said.

An Inaugural Swim

The renaming event ended with

Rosen and officials pulling the cover

off one of the new signs for the

aquatic center and was followed by

a ceremonial swim. While competitive

athletes were practicing at the

southern end of the aquatic center,

Rosen, Meisenheimer, Gaines and

members of the Special Olympics

team donned their swimsuits,

jumped in the pool, and swam to

the other side. Then the swimmers

exited the pool and talked with the

spectators. ª


On July 26, the Central Florida

Hotel & Lodging Association

conducted a UCF Athletics Update

membership luncheon, featuring

Danny White, University of

Central Florida’s vice president

and director of athletics. The luncheon,

held at Hyatt Regency

Grand Cypress, featured insights

from White relating to the growth

in national recognition of the UCF

athletics program. Currently, UCF

has 280,000 alumni members

and projects to exceed 420,000

by 2026. Additionally, more than

91 percent of the 2018 UCF football

season tickets have sold out, a

record-setting accomplishment for

the program. The membership luncheon

also featured the recognition

of recent members of the month for

their contributions to the association.

Allied members of the month

are Cindy Andrews of Sunbrite

Outdoor Furniture, June; Rick

Patterson of Associated Planners

Group, July; and Ruthann DiLauri

of Minuteman Press, August.

Lodging members of the month are

Charles Fisher of Four Seasons

Resort at Walt Disney World Resort,

June; Wade Michael of Quality

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TOURISM UPDATE

submitted by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

(L. to r.) Charles Fisher, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association board

member and general manager of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando; Steven Jamieson,

CFHLA ex-officio board member and general manager of The Mall at Millenia; Jerry

Demings, Orange County Sheriff and CFHLA-endorsed candidate for Orange County mayor;

Rod Love, Orange County Commissioner District 2; and Jay Leonard, CFHLA board

member and general manager of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, attend last month’s

CFHLA membership luncheon.

Suites Royale Parc Suites, July; and

John McCracken of Marriott

Village Orlando, August.

Danny White, University of Central

Florida’s vice president and director of

athletics, addresses nearly 300 Central

Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

members at the Hyatt Regency Grand

Cypress. ª

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Taste of the Town

Few things are more satisfying than enjoying a perfectly seasoned meal full of flavors

with good company. Southwest residents are lucky enough to live within one of

the most diverse and celebrated dining districts in the country. This year’s Taste of the

Town showcases some of the best dining options to be found in Orlando. Whether you

are looking for a relaxed night out with friends or to be wined and dined, you won’t be

disappointed with any of the following restaurants. You may even find a new favorite!

Black Rock Bar & Grill

407-217-7170 • blackrockwindermere.com

8965 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando, FL 32835

Black Rock Bar & Grill is a family-friendly, award-winning steakhouse specializing in certified Angus beef

steaks served on a sizzling stone. At Black Rock, you cook your steak to your exact liking on a sizzling

755-degree volcanic rock. The establishment’s concept ensures that every bite is just as hot and juicy as the

first bite and is always cooked just the way you like it! Cooking on the black rock creates a memorable dining

experience, making Black Rock the ideal restaurant for special occasions, as well as for everyday dining

with friends and family. Its diversified menu also features fresh salads, delicious burgers and sandwiches,

and dinner entrees like its bourbon salmon, Black Rock Ribs and more. Remember to save room for the Black

Rock Volcano for dessert. The atmosphere is casual, and private rooms and patio dining are available.

Your steak, your way!

Café Tu Tu Tango

407-248-2222 • cafetututango.com

8625 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

With an open kitchen, an abundance of art on display, and spontaneous entertainment, the unique atmosphere

of Café Tu Tu Tango is evident as soon as you walk in. The small plates menu is extensive and

eclectic, with everything being prepared from scratch by a team of exceptional chefs led by executive chef

Kelby Deoleo. Café Tu Tu Tango is open for lunch Monday-Friday, dinner nightly and has a very popular

$25-per-person bottomless brunch on the weekends! Reservations recommended.

Thirsty? Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m., with 2-for-1 red and white

sangrias, all draft beers, select red and white wines, and housemade masterpiece cocktails.

Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza

www.giordanos.com

Orlando, 407-377-0022 • Lake Buena Vista, 407-239-8900 • Kissimmee, 407-397-0044

At Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza, you’ll find their pastas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers are made with

their proud family heritage in mind. They even have mouthwatering gluten-free options, too! Giordano’s Famous

Stuffed Pizza was chosen by NBC’s Today Show as the best pizza in the U.S. The restaurant’s pizza concept

was created in northern Italy in 1967 from a 200-year-old recipe. All of Giordano’s family-friendly offerings are

served in a pleasant, old Chicago-style dining atmosphere. Want to enjoy real Chicago deep-dish pizza without

having to worry about snow and ice? At Giordano’s sunny Orlando locations, you get the best of both worlds.

Giordano’s offers delivery, takeout and catering services.


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Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre Hotel

407-996-2385 • evergladesrestaurant.com

Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Dining in Everglades Restaurant in the Rosen Centre Hotel on International

Drive is a lush and tranquil experience. A beautiful aquarium encourages

locals to venture further into a themed dining room that draws inspiration from

the unique South Florida environment for which it is named. Native birds, panthers

ready to pounce, and larger-than-life murals of the plants and animals

of this subtropical wetlands habitat watch over diners as they enjoy a menu

that also takes from this exceptional part of the world. The restaurant’s head

chef, Fred Vlachos, ensures that every visit to his restaurant is a unique one,

offering an ever-changing menu with the finest seafood, steaks and produce in

Orlando. The restaurant also adheres to the same green efforts and standards

found throughout the Rosen Hotel, making the dining excursion delicious and

planet-friendly. Embark on a truly distinctive dining adventure with the “Let

Your Taste Run Wild” trio sampler of the Boca Chica Mushroom, Florida rock

shrimp and Caribbean crabcake. The culinary journey continues with delicious

lobster bisque or Alligator Bay Chowder. For the main event, Everglades

offers one-of-a-kind dishes that include filet of buffalo with peppercorn crust,

served with sliced baked sweet potato and blueberry onion jam, and complemented

with blueberry-balsamic sauce. Of course, diners also may choose

familiar dishes with a slight twist, including aged New York strip served with a

wild mushroom sauce and seafood choices that include broiled Florida grouper

and Florida rock shrimp. Operating hours are daily from 5:30-10 p.m.

Complimentary valet parking for dining guests.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

407-351-5074 • delfriscos.com

9150 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Greatness deserves excellence. Whatever the occasion, the Del Frisco’s experience

will surpass your expectations. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

is an ultra-premium steakhouse providing a distinguished dining experience

with personalized service in a breathtaking atmosphere, offering bold, delicious

fare complemented by an expansive, award-winning wine list. Boasting

a vast selection of USDA prime wet and dry-aged steaks, such as the 45-day

dry-aged double bone-in prime ribeye “Double Eagle Steak,” modern takes on

fresh seafood, signature side dishes and mouthwatering desserts. The one-ofa-kind

menu distinguishes Del Frisco’s as an American culinary institution. Each

restaurant features an impressive wine list curated in-house by teams of the industry’s

finest sommeliers and that are perennial winners of the Wine Spectator

“Best of Award of Excellence.” Each Del Frisco’s location boasts a sommelier

team dedicated to curating the wine selection for each guest. Together, the 14

Del Frisco’s steakhouses form a collection, each with a distinctive setting, décor

and character. The two-story Orlando restaurant features two state-of-the-art

bars; five private dining rooms that can accommodate everything from a formal

business presentation to a corporate holiday party; a picturesque patio;

and a sleek, modern interior, making it the perfect place to relax and celebrate

simultaneously. Featuring a diverse wine list of more than 1,200 labels, diners

are sure to find their inner sommelier — something you won’t find at any theme

park.

Experience Del’s at Dusk, Del Frisco’s happy hour, nightly from

4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 4 p.m.-close.


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A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek

407-996-3663 • alandrememberedrestaurant.com

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Dubbed as having “the greatest steak Orlando has to offer” by TripAdvisor and

a 2018 Diners’ Choice award winner from Open Table, the AAA Four Diamond

A Land Remembered restaurant could easily rest on its laurels. However, with executive

chef Jorge Oliveira at the helm, diners are treated to an evolving menu,

while retaining customer favorites, for fresh, seasonal dishes and the most satisfying

dining experience. A Land Remembered immerses locals in a world gone

by, when the familiar streetscapes of their Florida town was an untamed land. A

lush, warm atmosphere surrounds guests with elegance and memories of “Old

Florida” as depicted in its namesake, a bestselling historical fiction novel that

captures the romance and intrigue of the Florida pioneer experience over three

familial generations. The menu is as captivating as its namesake novel with a

delightful array of Harris Ranch prime steak and fresh seafood, featuring tastes

to satisfy all palates. To start, try the A Land Remembered Sampler, featuring

goat cheese fritters, jumbo lump crabcakes, and bistro steak bruschetta; or the

adventurous and delicious escargot Provencal. Don’t miss a cut of Harris Ranch

Black Angus five-diamond prime beef, whether an 8-ounce filet mignon, New

York strip or surf and turf paired with an 8-ounce cold-water half lobster tail.

Steak toppings include the delicious Suwannee Creek Crab Oscar and Oregon

blue cheese. Experience A Land Remembered during Visit Orlando Magical

Dining Month in September for a special $35 prix fixe menu, in addition to its

usual offerings. Operating hours are daily from 5:30-10 p.m.

Complimentary valet parking for dining guests.

I-Drive Resort Area International Dining

www.internationaldriveorlando.com

It’s always fun to explore a new place to eat! Whether you are a serious foodie,

more of a casual diner, or prefer something that will appeal to the entire family,

there are lots of options to suit any taste or budget. With a diverse array of

Epicurean delights, culinary choices include American, Brazilian, Caribbean,

Chinese, Greek, Ethiopian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican,

Italian, Thai and more. Twenty-five top restaurants in the I-Drive Resort Area are

participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American

Express. Beginning Aug. 24, during a special preview week, and continuing

through Sept. 30, these restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35. Indulge

in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts sure to leave you spellbound.

Through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal supports Best Buddies and The Down

Syndrome Association of Central Florida. Magical Dining I-Drive Resort Area

participants include A Land Remembered, Benihana, Café Tu Tu Tango, Cala

Bella, Ciao Italia Ristorante, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Copper

Canyon Grill, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak

House, Everglades Restaurant, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Itta Bena,

Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Mai Hana’ Pan

Asian Grill, Mango’s Tropical Café, SeaWorld Orlando Sharks Underwater

Grill, Shogun Japanese Steak House, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Texas

de Brazil, The Capital Grille — International Drive, The Grill, The Oceanaire

Seafood Room, Urban Tide and Vincenzo Cucina Italiana.

To begin planning your dining adventure on I-Drive, visit

www.internationaldriveorlando.com and search by type of

dining and budget for details.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant


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Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel

407-996-1787 • jacksplacerestaurant.com

Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Jack’s Place restaurant, named a USA Today Top Ten International Drive

Restaurant, is a must-do for locals. Nowhere else in Orlando will you experience

a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and out-of-this-world dishes for a truly

unique experience. Located at Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive, Jack’s

Place is named after owner Harris Rosen’s father, Jack, whose celebrity caricatures

adorn the walls of the luxurious restaurant. Drawn during Jack’s time

at the Waldorf Astoria New York, the whimsical depictions of such celebrities

as Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth and John F. Kennedy Jr. were signed by their

subjects and are on display for Jack’s Place guests to enjoy as they dine. Start

with Jack’s Classic Escargot, or opt for the Signature Appetizer Platter, featuring

spicy shrimp and grits, sauteed steak and pan-seared crab cakes. And

try the delicious signature Bisque of Cape Canaveral “Royal Red” Shrimp and

Corn, accented with Jack’s special herbs and spices. The amazing menu also

features a 12-ounce prime New York strip steak; filet mignon with a choice of

steak butter or “Oscar Style” with Maryland blue crab, asparagus and bearnaise

sauce. Of course, guests also may choose to indulge in mouthwatering

lobster tail or cedar plank roasted sea bass. Jack’s Place is a Visit Orlando

Magical Dining restaurant, offering a special $35 prix fixe menu during the

month of September, in additional to its seasonal fare. Call for reservations or

book on the OpenTable app 24/7. Opens daily at 5:30 p.m.

Free caricatures are offered to diners Fridays and Saturdays!

Shogun Japanese Steak House at Rosen Inn

407-352-1607 • www.shogunorlando.com

6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Dining at Shogun Japanese Steak House at Rosen Inn, closest to Universal on

International Drive, is an experience that stimulates the senses — delectable

tastes and delicious smells, of course. But also, the sight of rising fire, the feel

of its heat, and the sound of knives clinking on the grill. Your meal is prepared

right at the table by teppanyaki chefs who are adept with their cooking

tools but who also bring in a touch of theatrics to set a light and fun mood.

Locals frequent Shogun restaurant as a group activity, enjoying the company

of friends and family seated around the chef’s grill, watching as fire is expertly

manipulated to create an exceptional meal. Choose from shrimp, salmon

and calamari, or even tofu, lobster, filet mignon, New York strip or teriyaki

chicken. For a truly exceptional dining experience, choose one of the restaurant’s

specialties — The Emperor (filet mignon and lobster tail), The Empress

(filet mignon and shrimp), and The Kabuki (chicken, shrimp and scallops) are

just some of the incredible flavor combinations available. The restaurant also

offers freshly prepared sushi and sashimi at Shogun Sakura Sushi. Try a traditional

Sunrise Roll (crab, salmon and tuna with avocado and wasabi mayo).

Or, if tastes lean toward the unique, there is the Godzilla Roll, featuring softshell

crab, tuna, shrimp, smelt roe and eel sauce, and spicy sweet Sriracha

sauce; or the Mexican shrimp roll, with crunchy shrimp tempura, cucumber

and avocado with Sriracha sauce.

Operating hours are daily from 5-10 p.m.


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IHOP Restaurant

www.ihop.com

IHOP has a great breakfast, but there’s more! New IHOP Ultimate Steakburgers are 100 percent USDA

choice Black Angus beef. Try the new Brunch Burger, Jalapeno Kick or the Cowboy BBQ. IHOP burgers

are as good as they “pancake!” Take a “pancation” with their many pancake flavors. IHOP’s great salads,

kid’s meals and new senior menu with meals from $4.99 are not to be missed. Stop by one of the many

remodeled or new locations, order online or have your meal delivered.

IHOP has many convenient locations across Orlando and the surrounding areas.

Hemingway’s at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

407-239-1234 • hemingwaysorlando.com

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, FL 32836

Located at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Hemingway’s is a legendary local dining gem with an inspired

menu, created by esteemed chef David Didzunas. Ernest Hemingway’s expeditions from “Cayo Hueso” to

the coast of Cuba are portrayed in many of his writings. The culture and cuisine of these areas serve as

the inspiration for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ signature Hemingway’s steak and seafood restaurant.

Hemingway’s is home to many of “Papa’s” favorite dishes — and soon, some of yours. Savor a wide selection

of wines, specialty drinks and desserts, including baked Alaska-style Key lime pie and delectable pairings.

And don’t forget to ask about the establishment’s signature Papa Doble, one of Hemingway’s own libations.

Hemingway’s is open daily from 6-10 p.m.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

800-227-1500 • www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns to the Walt Disney World

Swan and Dolphin Resort from Oct. 26-28, with the outdoor party taking place

Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Oct. 28. The menu

includes returning favorites alongside new dishes and an all-new “Hawaiian

Luau” themed area. The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic offers guests

unlimited tastings at more than 60 stations, featuring culinary selections from

the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries

amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s causeway. The

event boasts five themed dining areas and a meet-and-greet opportunity with

celebrity chef Todd English. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to take part

in hands-on seminars with the hotel’s chefs and certified beverage experts or

enjoy a beer garden that includes a selection of craft beers and Oktoberfestinspired

cuisine.

To purchase tickets, visit www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com!


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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs

407-560-8466 • mariaandenzos.com

1560 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Let your taste buds take flight during the best Sunday brunch in Disney Springs at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante.

The renovated airline terminal offers an elegant spread of classic Italian meats, cheeses, salads and pastries

galore for starters. The main courses follow with a selection of made-to-order contemporary dishes, including

mascarpone French toast, poached hen egg and quinoa kale salad, and hand-carved New York strip

steak. Be sure to leave room for dessert as you won’t want to miss the epic, multitiered chocolate fountain

and array of Italian sweets. Sunday brunch is $35 per person, and children under 9 years of age eat free

with the purchase of one adult entrée. For an additional charge, guests can also indulge in bottomless, bubbly

mimosas and Bellinis. The regular lunch menu from Maria & Enzo’s is also available during this time.

Offering a delicious Sunday brunch!

Slate

407-500-7528 • slateorlando.com

8323 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

Showcasing the seasons of Florida through modern American cuisine in a stylish Restaurant Row venue, Slate is

open nightly for dinner. Dinner hours are Monday-Thursday from 4-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4-11 p.m.,

and Sunday from 4-9 p.m. Lunch is available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Slate’s beverage program

features hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and a sommelier-curated wine selection. Happy hour is Monday

from 4-10 p.m. and Tuesday-Sunday from 4-6:30 p.m. Slate also serves a critically acclaimed weekend brunch

every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Check out Slate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Visit Slate during Magical Dining Month (from Aug. 24-Oct. 1) for a $35 three-course

prix fixe dinner menu, featuring popular signature dishes. One dollar from every meal

purchased is donated to two local charities.

New Punjab Indian Restaurant

407-352-7887 • www.punjabindianrestaurant.com

7451 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Open since 1988, New Punjab was the first Indian restaurant in Orlando. New Punjab offers a large

variety of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, biryani and tandoori dishes, as well as fish and shrimp. It also serves

beer/wine, and fresh Indian breads are cooked only to order. New Punjab is open daily until 11 p.m. for

lunch and dinner. Food can be ordered mild, medium or spicy, and takeout and delivery are available.

Catering services for all sizes are offered. Bring your appetite! New Punjab promises you’ll leave with a

satisfied belly.

Celebrating 30 successful years!

TooJay’s Gourmet Deli

toojays.com

TooJay’s offers the classic recipes of a New York deli, specializing in hearty portions of homemade comfort

food, handcrafted sandwiches and made-from-scratch soups, salads and desserts. From a single location

on the island of Palm Beach in 1981, the brand has grown to almost 30 locations across Florida and continues

to deliver the same amazing hospitality seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering.

Six locations in the Orlando area! ª


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n Sterling Pointe

Sterling Pointe resident and Rep.

Robert “Bobby” Olszewski

attended the 50th anniversary celebration

of the Florida Department

of Law Enforcement in Orlando with

law enforcement officers representing

agencies from around Central

Florida. He also visited with FDLE

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Commissioner Rick Swearingen

and FDLE Orlando Region Special

Agent in Charge Danny Banks,

and received a tour of the facility

that serves the entire state.

n Turtle Creek

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Turtle Creek resident and Turtle Creek

Homeowners Association President

Michael Kulich represented the

Turtle Creek community, winner of

an Excellence in Safety & Security

Initiatives Award, at the 23rd annual

Community Conference. The event

is organized by the Orange County

Neighborhood Preservation and

Revitalization Division. The award

is given to the community organization

that excels at initiating programs,

policies and procedures designed

Rep. Robert

“Bobby”

Olszewski

(center) of

Sterling

Pointe visits

with Florida

Department of

Law Enforcement

Orlando Region

Special Agent

in Charge

Danny Banks

(left) and FDLE

Commissioner

Rick

Swearingen.

Michael

Kulich (center),

Turtle Creek

Homeowners

Association

president and

a Turtle Creek

resident, accepts

an Excellence in

Safety & Security

Initiatives Award

for Turtle Creek.

Again!

third

,

,

,

7680 Universal Boulevard, Suite 198 Orlando, FL 32819


to protect and ensure the safety of

residents and property within the

neighborhood during the past year.

Michael was presented the award by

Orange County Mayor and Southwest

resident Teresa Jacobs.

n Windermere

Windermere

resident Nima

Hodaei is the

new president and

CEO of Goodwill

Industries of Central

Florida.

After a nationwide search,

Goodwill Industries of Central

Florida officials appointed a new

president and CEO. Windermere

resident Nima Hodaei took the

helm of the nonprofit organization

in mid-July, replacing Bill Oakley,

who retired after a 44-year career

with Goodwill, including eight

years as CEO. Bringing more than

two decades of retail and nonprofit

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leadership experience, Nima previously

served as vice president of donated

goods retail for Goodwill of

Shine this Summer

Delaware and Delaware County.

n Winter Garden

More than 6,300 career and

technical students competed in the

2018 SkillsUSA Championships,

the largest skill competition in the

world. Students were invited to the

event to demonstrate their technical,

workplace and personal skills

in 102 hands-on occupational and

leadership competitions, including

robotics, automotive technology,

drafting, criminal justice, aviation

maintenance and public speaking.

Skill Point Certificates were awarded

in 72 occupational and leadership

areas to students who met a predetermined

threshold score in their

competition, as defined by the industry.

Among those was Elizabeth

Mangual of Winter Garden, who

earned a certificate in esthetics.

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with a brand new smile

Join us for the 9th Annual Walt Disney World

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Unlimited Food, Wine & Beer Tastings * | Live Entertainment | 40 Wine Vendors

20 Beer Vendors | Stay & Play Packages | Oktoberfest Inspired Beer Garden

Available Sunday Brunch | NEW Themed Areas | NEW Food Menus | NEW Food & Drink Seminars

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

*w/purchase of unlimited event ticket. Excludes Grand Tasting Experience.


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FREE YOGA EVERY SATURDAY

AT THE DELLAGIO FOUNTAIN

The Dellagio Town

Center will be hosting

new and exciting

weekly and monthly

events

KIDS & FAMILY CLASS

9am - 9:45am

ADULT CLASS

10am - 11am

Our Yoga Instructor, Claudia, aspires to inspire

through all 8 limbs of yoga. She is one of Central

Florida’s most sought-after yoga instructors and will

offer teachings for even beginning Yogis!

Miller’s Field House and Urbain 40 will be hosting

drink specials all morning through and after yoga

9:45am - 1pm

Offering bottomless Mimosas and

Bloody Mary’s for a special price

The first 25 Yogis to participate and finish the class will receive

ONE (1) free breakfast coupon redeemable at Miller’s Field House.

The rest of the participants will receive a $5 off coupon. *while supplies last


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n Et Al

Southwest Orlando resident and

Orange County Mayor Teresa

Jacobs and the board of county

commissioners recognized several

community champions and

Distinguished Citizens of the Year at

the 2018 Community Conference.

For 23 years, the conference has

recognized outstanding residents

and their contributions in Orange

County. The District 1 community

champion was Windermere resident

Cynthia Dailey. Cynthia is

actively engaged with Orange

County Planning and Development

and is currently working toward a

more connected and walkable community

in District 1. She also serves

as a board member of the Horizon

West Alliance and communications

chair for the Orlando Coworking

Alliance.

Rich Ricker (left), director of umpire development in

Major League Baseball, is welcomed as a Rotary Club of

Dr. Phillips guest speaker by sponsor Art Brown.

Congratulations to the following

Southwest-area residents on their recent

graduations:

• Katia Berger of Windermere

graduated from Randoph-

Macon Academy.

Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips President Collin Galloway congratulates

Judge Patricia Strowbridge on being named a Rotarian of the day.

• University of Alabama graduates

included Windermere residents Sara

Burkett — Bachelor of Arts, Delaney

D’Argenio — Bachelor of Science in

computer science, and Megan Hallson

— Bachelor of Arts Communication;

Southwest resident Ha’Sean

Clinton-Dix — Bachelor of Arts; and

MetroWest resident Katherine

Pfingsten — Master of Arts.

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• Southwest residents who earned

a degree from Western Governors

University included MetroWest

residents Natasia Lindsay —

Bachelor of Science in nursing, and

Li Levenson — Master of Science

in accounting; and Dr. Phillips resident

Nelson Deskins — Bachelor

of Science in business — information

technology management.

• Aubrey Taylor of Windermere

graduated from Green

Mountain College.

Attorney George F. Indest III of

Southwest Orlando, president and

managing partner of The Health

Law Firm, filed a class-action antitrust

lawsuit in federal court. He is

representing dermatologists who

are suing the American Board of

Medical Specialties Inc. and the

American Board of Dermatology

Inc. The plaintiffs allege that the

two defendants are conspiring and

Southwest

resident and

attorney George F.

Indest III

files a lawsuit

against the

American Board of

Medical Specialties

Inc. and the

American Board of

Dermatology Inc.

attempting to restrain trade in connection

with their activities to create

a medical subspecialty in Mohs

surgery, a procedure that treats skin

cancers.

Although we try to ensure that all information

presented 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 Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media

LLC cannot be held responsible for the validity of the

information presented here, nor does mentioning it

constitute an endorsement. In Your Neighborhood

news is welcome and may be mailed to P.O.

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NEWS &BUSINESS BRIEFS

n Do you have an unclaimed

check?

The Orange County Clerk’s Office

may have money for you in the form

of a check. Checks listed at www.

myorangeclerk.com are those that

were mailed, but never cashed;

perhaps because the intended recipient

moved away and did not

leave a forwarding address or put

the check away and forgot about it.

The list of more than 5,000 checks

includes uncashed jury checks, vendor

payments, refunds and cash

bonds from as low as 11 cents to

more than $7,000. Whether you

are an individual, business or an

organization, make sure to view

the unclaimed checks list. If you see

your name on the list, you have until

Sept. 1, 2018, to claim the money,

or it will be forfeited and deposited

into the clerk’s Fine and Forfeiture

Fund.

For more information, call 407-

836-2200.

n Auditions for American Idol

Walt Disney World Resort is set

to host the kickoff of the nationwide

bus tour for auditions for the second

season of ABC’s American Idol. The

beloved competition series’ search

for the next singing sensation begins

Aug. 25, when the Idol Bus embarks

on its more than 20-city tour across

America, offering hopefuls a chance

to audition for a shot at superstardom.

The journey begins at ESPN

Wide World of Sports Complex at

Walt Disney World Resort. All auditioning

singers must be at least

15 years old, and preregistration is

encouraged.

To preregister, or for additional

details, full eligibility requirements,

submission forms, and

terms and conditions, visit www.

americanidol.com/auditions. Those

auditioning can bring one guest,

older than age 5, to accompany

them.

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compiled by Lauren Salinero

n Polling location changes

Last month, the Orange County

Supervisor of Elections office began

mailing new voter information cards

to Orange County voters whose polling

places have changed for the

2018 elections. All voters affected

by the polling place changes will receive

a new voter information card

and official sample ballot that reflects

the new information. Voters can also

find their sample ballot at www.

orangecountyvotes.com. They also

can review and update their information

anytime on the Orange County

Supervisor of Elections website at

www.orangecountyvotes.com or call

the office at 407-836-8683.

n Orlando is proclaimed a

Purple Heart City

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

joined Orlando Police Chief John

Mina, city commissioners and

members of the Mayor’s Veterans

Advisory Council to proclaim the city

of Orlando an official Purple Heart

City to honor and acknowledge residents

who were wounded or killed in

armed combat with an enemy force.

This designation, led by the Veterans

Advisory Council, furthers Orlando’s

effort to be the most veteran-friendly

community in the country.

The Purple Heart is the nation’s

oldest military medal, awarded

to members of the armed forces

wounded in combat. By becoming

a Purple Heart City, Orlando is able

to show support for Purple Heart veterans,

commemorate their sacrifices

and welcome them warmly to the

Orlando community. As part of this

initiative, the city will install Purple

Heart City signs on several roadways,

including Corrine Drive near

the Veterans Memorial Park, and

Lee Vista Boulevard and State Road

417, near the Orlando VA Medical

Center.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held a

ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cherry

Blow Dry Bar in Dr. Phillips.

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.

The final phase of construction is

complete for Orlando Health UF

Health Cancer Center — Dr.

Phillips, offering patients in communities

throughout Southwest Orlando

convenient access to advanced cancer

care right in their own backyards.

Photo courtesy of WOCC

West Orange Chamber of Commerce members celebrate the opening of the Cherry

Blow Dry Bar in Dr. Phillips.

Located at 7472 Doc’s Grove Circle

in Orlando, the new cancer center

celebrated its grand opening with a

ribbon-cutting ceremony attended

by Orlando Health leadership, physicians

and team members, as well

as local business and community

leaders. For more information, call

407-241-1037.

Earlier this summer, Rosen

Hotels & Resorts officials announced

the rebranding of the Red

Roof Inn at International Drive hotel

to the Midpointe Hotel. The

rebranding of the 134-room hotel

coincided with its recently completed

refurbishment. Rosen acquired

the former Red Roof Inn, along

with the 222-room Clarion Inn &

Suites at International Drive,

late last year. Midpointe Hotel’s

new name signifies its prime location

midway between Orlando’s

famed tourist destinations and attractions.

For more information, visit

midpointehotel.com.

Walt Disney World Swan

and Dolphin Resort, located at

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. in Lake

Buena Vista, will hold its ninth annual

Food & Wine Classic from

Oct. 26-27. The event features unlimited

food, wine and beer tastings;

live entertainment; 40 wine vendors;

20 beer vendors; an Oktoberfestinspired

beer garden; Sunday

brunch and more. For more information

or to purchase tickets, visit www.

swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com.

Nipul Shah, MBA, a real estate

broker with Reiki Realty

LLC, is offering a price reduction

from $639K to $635K on a fivebedroom,

four-bathroom house in

Vizcaya. The house also features

an office, large family room, fenced

yard, new air conditioner, new carpet

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hold its annual Challenge for Hope

5K on Dec. 8. Participants walk,

run, roll or stroll through the 84-acre

“storybook” village to raise money

to help give critically ill children and

their families exciting vacations and

a much needed break from doctor

appointments, hospital visits and

medical treatments.

To register as an individual or with

a team, visit www.givekidstheworld.

org/events.

The Ocoee Florida State

Seminole K-second grade Under

Armour flag football team won

both the 2018 Winter and 2018

Spring UA Flag Football League

Championships for the Ocoee

Under the Lights Tournament.

The Ocoee FSU champions then

were selected to compete in Tampa

for the Under Armour National Flag

Championship, which consisted of

more than 80 teams from 10 different

states. The team had to beat the

2018 Florida champions on its way

to the finals, where it placed second

in the nation after two grueling days

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The Ocoee Florida State Seminole K-second grade Under Armour flag football team

places second in the nation.

of eight games. The team is led by

head coach Carlos Martinez and

assistant coach Kai-Wei Chung.

The seventh annual Swing for the

King Golf Tournament, benefiting

The First Tee of Central Florida’s

Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund,

will take place Sept. 17 at 8:30

a.m. The event is named in honor

of the late Arnold Palmer, aka The

King, who was a supporter of The

First Tee and The First Tee of Central

Florida through The First National

Trustee Program. Each year, the

field is set at 116 golfers in a twobest

ball shamble format. It will be

held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill

Club & Lodge

Since 2013, proceeds from Swing

for the King have contributed more

than $100,000 to the Arnold Palmer

Scholarship Fund. Registration for a

foursome is $1,200, and sponsorships

start at $500.

For more information, visit

www.swingfortheking.com.

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Orlando Magic held auditions

for this season’s dancers, which

culminated at Amway Center’s

Disney Atrium. Six of the dancers

are new to the squad. Newcomer

Carolyn, who was born and

raised in Orlando, looked up to

the Magic Dancers when she was

younger and aspired to be just like

them.

“As a young woman, as a little girl

growing up going to Magic games,

it’s very much a part of the community,”

Carolyn said. “So, being able

to be amongst this group of very empowered,

very strong women who

signify so much in our community

— that’s very positive, that children

look up to and that I looked up to at

one point — it’s surreal. It’s definitely

very, very surreal.”

Even for those who are veterans,

the energy and enthusiasm of the

event and the thrill of finding out

they have reclaimed their spots on

the team doesn’t fade.

“Never gets old,” said Nicole F.,

a team leader who will take the court

for the seventh consecutive season.

“But the nerves do get higher and

higher every year, just because you

know what you have to lose.”

Returning team members, like

Nicole and Desiree, who rejoins

the team for a third straight year,

are extra eager to get back into

the swing of things because of

how unique the upcoming season

will be.

“I’m looking forward to the big

30th anniversary with all of the

alumni and dancing with everybody

and sharing the court,” Desiree said.

“I’m just excited for another amazing

season.”

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Orlando Magic rookie Mohamed Bamba (center) surprises approximately 50

youngsters at the Magic Youth Academy Basketball Camp.

Campers participating in

the Magic Youth Academy

Basketball Camps, presented

by UnitedHealthcare, were in for

a surprise when they were visited

by Orlando Magic rookie

Mohamed Bamba. In addition

to answering several questions from

the attendees, Bamba took on all

challengers in one-on-one, did slide

and defensive drills, and took part

in a five-on-five session. Later in

the day, one player after another

lined up and tried doing the unthinkable

— shooting over the outstretched

arms of the shot-blocking

center the Magic selected with

the sixth pick in June’s NBA Draft.

Predictably, Bamba swatted just

about every shot — much to the delight

of the boys and girls ranging in

ages 7-16.

“I take [being a role model] very

seriously, because the platform is

there for me to have significant

change on the youth, which is the

world, because they are our future,”

Bamba said.

“One thing I told the kids is to believe

in themselves and shoot for the stars.

As cheesy as that sounds, it’s like a real

thing. Being told to get out, not being

afraid to fail, and [to] try new things —

that really makes a difference.”

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its annual event at Mathers Social Gathering. The event aimed to invite

women to join its mission through collective giving. Since 2006, the group

has invested more than $550,000 to improve the lives of women and children

in Central Florida. The group’s most recent focus has been on early

childhood development and on expanding a pilot program to implement the

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pet owners need to control

the temptation to overindulge their

pets.

A 2018 survey of pet owners by

Royal Canin revealed that more

than one-half of cat and dog owners

always or often give their pets

food if they beg for it, and almost

a quarter of cat and dog owners

sometimes overfeed their pets to

keep them happy.

“When sad eyes plead for one

more treat or constant meowing

reminds you the treats are in easy

reach, it’s common for pet owners

to give in to the temptation and

play into that begging behavior,”

said Dr. Eric Mueller, a veterinarian

and Royal Canin spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, in the long run,

those quick responses can have

some damaging results for a pet’s

overall health.”

Estimates suggest that as many as

59 percent of dogs and 52 percent

of cats worldwide are overweight.

Yet, according to the survey, only a

quarter of cat and dog owners describe

their pets as overweight. The

survey also revealed owners may

not understand how much food cats

and dogs need or what they should

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than it needs. In the survey, 59 percent

of cat and dog owners said

they feel rewarded when feeding

their pets, and 77 percent said their

animals get excited about being

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fully aware of the consequences of

overfeeding their pets. More than

60 percent of survey respondents

were unaware that overweight pets

may be susceptible to diabetes

and orthopedic disease. Pet owners

also reported a lack of awareness

in the relationship between

their pets’ excessive weight and

reduced quality of life, increased

risk of heart disease, and shorter

lifespans.

Armed with the knowledge that

extra treats and table scraps can

have a negative impact on a pet’s

health, Mueller said it’s never too

late to make some changes for the

better:

• Talk to a veterinarian. Obesity

is a medical concern. Pet owners

should feel comfortable seeing their

veterinarians to start a conversation

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about their pet’s weight. If a veterinarian

identifies that there is

an issue, he or she can develop a

weight-loss plan to help a pet reach

its ideal weight and body condition,

as well as discuss solutions

to help control begging during the

weight-loss process.

• Practice smart nutrition. Not

surprisingly, proper nutrition is often

one of the first solutions a veterinarian

is likely to recommend to address

a pet’s weight problem. One

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treats have ceased or why mealtime

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Sept. 8 — The Gala

Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International

Drive, Orlando, hosts Hope and Health

Center of Central Florida Inc.’s annual The

Gala, formerly called the Headdress Ball.

This year’s event is themed “Mystic Island”

and includes the Faces of HIV, live entertainment

and dance performances. Guests are

encouraged to wear island-themed outfits.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $250, with proceeds

benefiting Hope & Health. For more information,

call 407-645-2577, ext. 110; or visit

www.hopeandhelp.org/gala.

Sept. 16 — Season Gala

The John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare

Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, hosts the

30th Anniversary Season Gala, including foodtasting

stations, a one-night-only cabaret, an

auction and more. Time: 5 p.m. Cost: $150-

$250, with proceeds benefiting the theater. For

more information, call 407-447-1700, ext. 1;

or email boxoffice@orlandoshakes.org.

Sept. 24 — Change Maker Impact Awards

The Ballroom at Church Street, 225 S.

Garland Ave., Orlando, hosts Heart of

Florida United Way’s inaugural Change Maker

Impact Awards, starting with the Community

Connection Speed Networking Reception

to connect individuals looking for meaningful

volunteer opportunities with nonprofits in

need of skilled volunteers, board members and

committee leaders. The networking reception

is followed by dinner and an award show.

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $80. For more

information, email liveunited@hfuw.org or visit

www.hfuw.org/event/changemaker.

Oct. 6 — Tales & Tails Gala

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.,

Orlando, hosts the 22nd annual Tales & Tails

Gala, including dinner, dancing, live entertainment

and an auction. This year’s theme is “It’s

the Great Gala, Charlie Brown.” Time: 6-10

p.m. Cost: $250, with proceeds benefiting

the Southeast Region of Canine Companions

for Independence, which places assistance

dogs, free of charge, for people with disabilities.

Sponsorships are available. For

more information, call 407-522-3300 or visit

www.cci.org/galacelebration.

Oct. 13 — Dream Village Gala

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate,

1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, hosts

the ninth annual Sunshine Foundation Dream

Village Gala. Time: 6-11 p.m. Cost: $150.

For more information, visit sunshinefoundation.

org/2018gala.

Oct. 13 — Happy Days Soiree

Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International

Drive, hosts the Dave’s House Happy Days

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Soiree, including food, drink, games, and silent

and live auctions. Dress is upscale casual with

a rock vibe. Time: 6-9 p.m. Cost: $100, with

proceeds benefiting Dave’s House, a provider

of affordable permanent supportive housing

for individuals with serious mental illness and

co-occurring disabilities. For more information

or to purchase tickets, visit daveshouse.org.

Oct. 20 — Night On Broadway Ball

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal

Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando,

hosts the 2018 Night on Broadway Famous

Faces Masquerade Ball, including interactive

entertainment, gourmet dining, fine

wine and spirits, costume contests, live and

silent auctions, dancing and more. Time:

6:30-11 p.m. Cost: $250, with proceeds

benefiting Shepherd’s Hope and its mission

of providing free and compassionate care

to the uninsured. For more information, visit

shepherdshope.org/masquerade-ball.

Oct. 25 — JA Business Hall Of Fame

Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive,

Orlando, hosts Junior Achievement of Central

Florida’s 41st annual Mid-Florida Business

Hall of Fame. Time: 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250,

with proceeds benefiting students in Central

Florida. Sponsorships are available. For more

information, visit jacentralfl.org.

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The Albertson Room at the Orlando Public

Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, hosts

Third Thursday Seminars, life information for

elders. Topics include “Art of Meditation,”

“Paying for Long-Term Care,” “Researching

and Evaluating Agencies and Facilities,”

“Understanding Probiotics,” “Blue Zone Tips

to Staying Healthy,” and “Essential Smart

Phone Apps for Elders.” A complimentary

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Aug. 28 — D&D At The Library

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Maitland, hosts Deadly Medicine: Creating

the Master Race, a traveling exhibition

that examines how Nazi leadership, in collaboration

with individuals in professions

traditionally charged with healing and the

public good, used science to help legitimize

persecution, murder and, ultimately,

genocide. Time: Monday-Thursday from 9

a.m.-4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and

Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For

more information, call 407-628-0555 or visit

www.holocaustedu.org.

Through Sept. 23 — Enchanted Fairy

Doors Exhibit

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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.

Through Oct. 7 — Art Exhibition

The Mennello Museum of American Art,

900 E. Princeton St., Orlando, presents The

Collectors Passion: Paintings by Laurence

A. Campbell, an art exhibition that depicts

scenes of Philadelphia and New York City

high rises. Time: Tuesday-Saturday from

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from

noon-4:30 p.m. Cost: $5, adults; $4,

seniors (60-older); $1, students with a valid

ID and children 6-17; free for children under

6 and active/retired military, veterans and

their families with a valid ID. For more

information, call 407-246-4278 or visit

www.mennellomuseum.org.

Aug. 31 — 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 E.T. The

Extra Terrestrial. Festivities include familyfriendly

activities, and food is available for

purchase. Time: the last 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.

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Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando, kicks

off its 2018-19 season with performances

of A Year With Frog and Toad TYA. Time:

Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30

p.m. Cost: Ticket prices start at $15. For

more information, call 407-896-7365 or visit

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Sept. 7 — Movie At Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.,

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clock on a 32-foot screen, weather permitting.

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the 50-acre garden before showtime. Grilled

items, popcorn and drinks are available for

purchase. Time: 8 p.m. for movie. Cost: $6,

adults; $3, children 4-17; free for members.

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Sept. 7 — U.S. Navy Band Concert

The Marketplace Stage in Disney Springs,

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Sept. 8 — Caribbean Health Summit

Central Florida Fair & Exposition Park at

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15th annual Caribbean Health Summit.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Body,

Mind & Spirit.” Activities include a Kid’s

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health screenings; and more. Time: 8

a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. For more

information, call 407-648-9440 or visit

www.cmwp.org.

Sept. 15 — Cruz ‘N Car Show

Downtown historic Winter Garden hosts the

Cruz ‘N Car Show, a free family-friendly event.

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Sept. 16 — Commemorative Service

Delaney Street Baptist Church, 1919 Delaney

Ave., Orlando, invites the public to a commemorative

service in celebration of its 90th

anniversary. Activities include the viewing of

a documentary, dedication of a new Legacy

Room with historical memorabilia, and a

covered dish luncheon. Admission is free.

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Sept. 22 — Awards Gala

Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport,

9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, hosts the

Indian American Chamber of Commerce’s

ninth annual Awards Gala, a time of celebration

and for recognizing members who

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p.m. For more information, call 407-391-

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Aug. 23 & Sept. 27 — 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 5:30-9 p.m. For more information,

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Aug. 25 — OARS Open Boat House

OARS Rowing hosts an open boat house at

2457 Maguire Road, Windermere, for anyone

interested in joining the crew. Time: 9 a.m.-noon.

For more information, visit oarsrowing.com.

Sept. 5 — Governor’s Job Fair

Central Florida Fair Expo Park, 4603 W.

Colonial Drive, Orlando, hosts the Governor’s

Job Fair, including 90-100 companies offering

thousands of career openings in various

industries. Attendees should dress professionally

and bring résumés. Child care is not

provided. To register as a job seeker, visit

www.cfec.org/job-fairs. For more information,

call 407-834-4022.

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Aug. 28 — Southwest Book Club Meeting

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255

Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a meeting

of the Southwest Book Club. This month’s

selection is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing

of the Lusitania by Eric Larson. Anyone

18-older is welcome. Time: 7 p.m. For more

information, call 407-835-7323 or email

southwest@ocls.info.

Sept. 6 — Retired Educators Meeting

The Orange County Retired Educators

Association meets at the College Park

United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton

St., Orlando. There is a welcome reception

for new retirees and returning members.

This year’s theme is “OCREA Making a

Difference,” and anyone who has worked in

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

For more information, call 407-366-8982 or

visit www.ocrea-fl.org.

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Aug. 22-Nov. 28 — Single & Parenting

Support Group Meetings

Building C, Room 201/203, at St. Luke’s

United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts a single

and parenting support group, including

practical topics addressing the many challenges

facing single parents. Child care

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prior reservation. Time: 7-8:30 p.m. every

week through Nov. 28. Register online at

www.st.lukes.org/care. For more information,

call 407-876-4991, ext. 262; or email

care@st.lukes.org.

Aug. 28, Sept. 11 & 25 — 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 group meetings for individuals affected

by mental illness. The 90-minute meetings are

peer-led and help participants connect with

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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

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Sept. 6-Dec. 6 — GriefShare Support

Group Meetings

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C at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,

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and a workbook to reinforce weekly session

topics. All faiths are welcome. Time: 10

a.m.-noon or 6:30-8 p.m. To register, visit

www.st.lukes.org/care/#grief. For more information,

call 407-876-4991, ext. 262; or email

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Sept. 11 — 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.

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