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Looking for a sprinkling of holiday magic right here in O-town? Rosen Hotels & Resorts will be making spirits bright with dazzling décor, delicious dining and

exclusive family entertainment. Treat the family and loved ones to a new seasonal tradition with a relaxing staycation, a sumptuous buffet or a memorable holiday

party held in one of Rosen’s award-winning restaurants or event venues.

Rosen Shingle Creek comes alive with sparkling decorations and fireside community dance and choral performances

in the grand lobby while, nearby, Executive Pastry Chef and “chocolatier” David Ramirez wows with a stunning

chocolate display. Take a ride on the Shingle Creek Express train, part of the hotel’s Winter Wonderland activities, or

stroll among Christmas trees uniquely decorated by local charities. Make an evening of it with exquisite dining at two

AAA Four Diamond restaurants—A Land Remembered and Cala Bella Italian bistro. A holiday must—the extravagant

Thanksgiving and Christmas Day buffets featuring Café Osceola’s stunning views and where locals receive a

25 percent discount. Visit RosenShingleCreek.com/Holidays or call 407.996.9939.

At Rosen Centre Hotel, marvel at beautiful trees, twinkling lights, elegant décor and a magnificent gingerbread house

display. The festive ambiance is just another reason to savor the lavish Thanksgiving and Christmas Day buffets in

the hotel’s Café Gauguin. A feast awaits with traditional favorites to samplings from the hotel’s award-winning

restaurants topped with plentiful desserts including flowing chocolate fountains. Special holiday menus also will

be served featuring adventurous Caribbean-Cuban fusion fare at Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill and expertly prepared

steaks and Southern favorites at Everglades Restaurant. Visit RosenCentre.com/Holidays or call 407.996.9840.

Chainsaw-wielding Orlando chefs compete in a “cool” poolside competition to crown the city’s top ice-carving artist

at Rosen Plaza Hotel’s Iced Out!, a free event promising fun for families. Treats and specialty holiday drinks will be

available, plus special dining offers at Jack’s Place restaurant and delectable cuisine and entertainment at 3NINE.

For more memorable dining, treat the family to Thanksgiving and Christmas Day buffets, where holiday favorites

are enjoyed amid the hotel’s elegantly decorated ballroom. Visit RosenPlaza.com/Holidays or call 407.996.9700.

Treat your family to bountiful Thanksgiving and Christmas Day buffets at Rosen’s Bella Vista, featuring holiday

favorites like roasted turkey and apple rosemary bread stuffing, and savory prime rib. Save room for awardwinning

desserts like cassava cake and tiramisu. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 407.996.7345 or visit

Clarionlbv.com/Thanksgiving for more information or to make reservations.

Call now to book your reservations.

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SOUTHWEST SPOTLIGHT ................................................................... 5

Trading Track Shoes for High Heels!

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ....................................................................... 7

A Learning Place Like No Other / Cranium Academy

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ........................................................................ 8

FEATURE ......................................................................................... 16

Junior Ninja Warriors

SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................. 18

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 23

SOUTHWEST SPORTS ...................................................................... 26

MATTER OF HEALTH ......................................................................... 32

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

SCHOOL NEWS SEEN .................................................................... 34

Westbrooke Elementary Spirit Nights

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 36

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 37


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November 1, 2018

Vol. XXXIII, No. 1


Yvette Martin


Lisa Sagers


Lauren Salinero


Leona Braun, Blair Parke

P.O. Box 851

Windermere, FL 34786



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Trading Track Shoes for High Heels!

Local Woman to Compete in Miss Florida USA

by Blair Parke


The congratulations email came

through her computer, and Summer

Schafers couldn’t believe what it

said: She had been nominated and

chosen to be Miss South West

Orlando to represent her community

as part of the Miss Florida USA

competition in January 2019.

A junior and acclaimed pole-vaulter

at Florida State University, Summer

was used to competitions of the athletic

nature, not a competition where

one would have to wear an evening

gown and talk about a cause onstage

to hundreds of people.

However, with the shock worn off

now, Summer is excited and motivated

to see what this amazing opportunity

will mean for her and for her

chosen platform, the special-needs


“When I think about it, I sort of

chuckle,” she said. “I’m a very outgoing

person. My major is communications,

but I’ve never been put into a

situation like this before. Being in big

heels and a bikini, I just laugh.

“I’ll be in my comfort zone when

I’m talking about special-needs children,

because when I start talking

about these kids and the impact they

have made on my heart, I could go

on talking.”

Close to Heart

Chosen for her academic excellence,

passion for the community, and

encouragement toward all, Summer

will be one of many ladies taking

part in the four-day competition,


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The January event will take

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Participants take part in interviews

and pageantry showmanship, bringing

awareness to their chosen platform

for causes close to their hearts.

For Summer, the love for her platform

comes from years spent volunteering

and forming lasting friendships with

several special-needs children and


She became involved with the special-needs

community through OCA

when she was age 10 or 11, growing

in her affection for the children

as she helped out at summer camps.

awareness to the competition when

she helped with a bowl-a-thon in

October. She also participated in

a Princess Day at Arnold Palmer

Hospital for Children, doing arts and

crafts and wearing tiaras with the

young patients.

Looking Ahead

As she prepares for the competition,

Summer will continue her courses

at FSU — her “dream school” — and

she hopes to attain a broadcasting internship

over the summer. People can

hear her now as part of The Voice of

Florida State, FSU’s sports radio program,

where she gives weekly sports


A recent hip surgery has currently

sidelined Summer from pole- vaulting,

Local resident

Summer Schafers

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West Orlando and

will compete in the

Miss Florida USA

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“I never came home with a bad day;

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summer to hang out with them.”

Even as a college student, Summer

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“It’s unbelievable how smart they

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they don’t have disabilities; they are

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Summer even included those in the

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pole-vaulting her junior year until injuries


Whatever the outcome might be

in January, Summer sees this as

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her skills and encourage others

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“I’m comfortable in my own skin,

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While November has just begun,

and Thanksgiving is still a few weeks

away, many Southwest Orlando residents

may already feel pressure in their

searches for amazing holiday gifts

for everyone on their lists. Southwest

Orlando Bulletin’s annual Holiday Gift

Guide provides a comprehensive listing

of various local businesses, as well as

gift ideas — from always-handy gift

cards to beauty services to educational

opportunities and more — that are sure

to please everyone this holiday season.


Nucci Salon

Autumn Nucci Salon possesses

a leading team of highly trained, certified

master stylists/colorists, trained

by industry elites. With more than

100 years of combined experience,

the salon’s team has the education

and commitment to excellence that

clients demand. Specialty services

include Goldwell color, balayage,

Brazilian blowout, GKhair keratin,

NovaLash eyelash extensions, Babe

and So.Cap. hair extensions,

DevaCurl and certified men’s barbering.

In addition, the cosmetic and skin

care services include body waxing,

spray tanning and professional makeup.

For more information, call 407-

217-7633 or visit autumnnucci.com.

Buena Vista

Family Dentistry

Give the gift that will make everyone

smile! Stop by Buena Vista Family

Dentistry to get gift certificates for

everyone on your list. The staff offers a

wide range of teeth-whitening options,

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as well as restorative and preventative

services in a warm, comfortable setting.

Gift certificates can be applied

toward any service the receiver wants

or needs. Call 407-930-0060; stop

by the office at 11444 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Suite 101, in Orlando;

or visit familydentistryorlando.com.

Clarion Inn

Lake Buena Vista

Treat your family with a

Thanksgiving package at Clarion

Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen

hotel. Book a one-night stay for

two, including the Thanksgiving

feast, for $159, plus tax, with extra

nights just $69.99, plus tax. Enjoy

turkey and trimmings, prime rib,

crabcakes and more, plus white

or red wine. Stays include free

Wi-Fi and complimentary shuttles

to Universal Orlando Resort,

SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica parks

and Disney Springs. For more information,

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The First


open house! For more information,

call 407-206-8602 or visit www.


Holy Family

Catholic School






The First Academy is a Christcentered,

college preparatory school,

serving students in preschool through

grade 12. Families love TFA for its

safe environment, world-class teaching

and learning, and life-changing

spiritual formation. TFA boasts a 100

percent college-acceptance rate, as

well as award-winning technology,

arts and athletic programs. There is

no better gift than the TFA school family

experience. Schedule your personal

tour today and attend the Nov. 11

Give the ultimate gift — the gift

of faith — by enrolling your child in

Orlando’s premiere Catholic school

— Holy Family Catholic School.

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School, it boasts high academics,

fine arts, foreign language and a

championship-winning sports program.

HFCS’s mission is to provide

a Catholic atmosphere, where students

achieve academic excellence

in a warm, loving environment. There

is no better gift for any child than a

HFCS education. For more information,

call 407-876-9344 or visit www.



Laminate Flooring

Give a gift that lasts for years.

Integrity Laminate Flooring

makes shopping for flooring easy

by offering fully installed pricing.

The company offers name-brand,

high-quality laminate, carpet and

waterproof flooring at very affordable

prices. It also has an A+ rating

on Angie’s List! For more information

or a free in-home estimate, call 407-

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Brows & Waxing

Ipanema Brows & Waxing,

located in Suite 114 at 6735

Conroy-Windermere Road in Orlando,

is the place to go for the best

brows and waxing in town! Its

staff is specialized in eyebrows

perfectly handmade, as well as

face and body waxing, threading

and facials. A microblading artist

is also available to evaluate and

enhance clients’ brows. For more


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Janet Beres, PA-C master-trained cosmetic injector


Fall In Love With

Your Lips

Services also include microblading

and medical-grade facials

Dysport - $8.99

Vollure (Lips) - $350

Voluma (Cheeks) - $750

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JuVaShape (fat-melting and skin-tightening

treatment using radio frequency) - $200 Off Package

Janet Beres, PA-C

407-772-2583 | SpaBlue.com

6735 Conroy Windermere Rd., Suite 423, Orlando, FL 32835

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information, call 407-270-9102 or visit


Molly Maid

Molly Maid, located at 1101

S. Park Ave. in Winter Garden, is

a residential home-cleaning service.

Molly Maid sends a team of

two trained, insured and bonded

home-service professionals to clean

the home. Whether it is a one-time

or regular service, Molly Maid will

design a custom cleaning plan with

a free in-home estimate. The gift of

time is always the perfect present.

Gift certificates are available. For

more information, call 407-877-

0184 or visit www.mollymaid.com.


City Racing

& Card Club

The Orange City Racing &

Card Club is “Orlando’s Closest

Poker Room,” featuring exciting

cash-game poker action, Vegas-style

poker games, comfortable seating,

tableside food and beverage service.

The Jake’s 29° Sports Bar and Grill

boasts an innovative pub-style menu;

seven 75-inch TVs; 40-plus huge

high-definition TVs; a 52-foot sports

ticker; and 29-degree domestic, craft

and local draft beers. For more information,

call 386-252-6484 or visit


Rosen Centre

Say a heartfelt thank-you to

someone by giving them a gift of

time with family this Thanksgiving.

Book a getaway for a night or the

long holiday weekend at Rosen

Centre, a sophisticated hotel right

on I-Drive. Add a seat at the table

for the delectable Thanksgiving Day

buffet, and you’ll really show them

how special they are. For more information,

call 406-996-9840 or

visit rosencentre.com.


Plaza Hotel

Give thanks to the special people

in your life with a relaxing

stay at Rosen Plaza Hotel. The

Thanksgiving Day Stay package includes

two-night accommodations

and breakfast for two for just $145,

plus tax, and only $79 per night, plus

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(407) 270-9102

6735 Conroy Windermere Rd., #114, Orlando, FL 32835

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401 Main Street, Suite A, Windermere, FL

Windermere Center for


tax, for additional nights. Guests also

receive 25 percent off meals at Café

Matisse, Jack’s Place and the popular

Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet. For

more information, call 407-996-9700

or visit rosenplaza.com.


Shingle Creek

A four-night stay at Rosen Shingle

Creek hotel might sound like the ultimate

indulgence: an opulent hotel

with luxurious amenities and dazzling

views of natural Florida. At $299, plus

tax, (only $75 per night), a four-night

stay seems like anything but an extravagance.

Add the hotel’s delicious

Thanksgiving buffet and the generous

25 percent Florida resident discount,

and you have found a fantastic way

to give thanks this year. The package

is available from Nov. 17-21. For

more information, call 407-996-9939

or visit rosenshinglecreek.com.

Spa Blue

Spa Blue is Orlando’s premier medical

spa under the direction of Janet

Beres, a board-certified physician assistant

and master cosmetics injector


Emilia Godoy-Rapport, D.M.D.

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Give the gift

of beauty this season

with a gift card

from Autumn Nucci

12 / 31 / 2018

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Orlando’s Closest

Poker Room!


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located in Suite 423 at 6735 Conroy-

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more information, call 407-772-2583 or

visit spablue.com. Be beautiful, be you!


Medical Center

With the holidays just around

the corner, one of the best — and

most-forgotten gifts — is the gift of

good health. Niral Patel, M.D.,

and the staff at Windermere

Medical Center believe preventative

wellness is a vital tool to managing

health, yet many people choose

instead to be reactive, scheduling

an appointment only when something

“doesn’t feel right.” The fact is,

many of the top risk factors relating

to illness are preventable, and that’s

why preventative care is so important

for the continued health of your

family and loved ones. For more

information or to make an appointment,

call 407-876-2273 or visit

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Savor celebrated Thanksgiving classics,

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“It was way cooler and way better

than I ever imagined,” Blace

Kamaka said. “I had a great time

and made lots of friends.”

Kamaka, who resides in

MetroWest, is referring to his experience

this past summer as a competitor

on America Ninja Warrior


Universal Kids, the NBCUniversal

Cable Entertainment Network for

children, premiered American Ninja

Warrior Junior on its network Oct.

13. Nearly 200 boys and girls from

across the country, including four

from the Orlando area, participated.

“It’s amazing that I was picked,”

said Brady Parks, 12, of Apopka.

“Only 64 in my age category were


Competing is not new to Parks.

Before becoming a junior ninja warrior,

he was a competitive gymnast.

“Once he saw American Ninja

Warrior on television, he was

completely hooked,” said Alison,

Parks’ mom.

Parks ditched gymnastics

and turned his sights on ninja


Junior Ninja Warriors

Local Kids Compete on National TV

by Leona Braun

(L. to r.) Elena Borges, Blace Kamaka, Ava Long and Brady Parks compete in the

first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior.

competitions around the country.

He currently is competing in trials

for the National Ninja League. The

league holds regional and national

competitions for both adults and


Elena Borges is 14 years

old. She competed in the 13- to

14-years-old Junior Ninja category.

Trained in gymnastics, Borges

also found that participating in the

National Ninja League was more

to her liking. She lives in Debary

and commutes to Orlando to


Borges hopes everyone watches

and enjoys the show. She had a

viewing party for the premiere but

will be in Georgia, qualifying for

regionals, when her segment airs.

“Everyone in California was so

nice, and it was so organized,” she

said. “I’ll never forget it.”

Another former gymnast, Ava

Long, 12, of Longwood, also competed.

When Long was 9 years

of age, she transitioned from gymnastics

to training to be a circus

trapeze artist.

“With all her upper-body strength,

ninja training was a good fit,” said

Jessica, Long’s mom.

In fact, on the show, Long was

known as the “circus ninja.”

Parks recalled the ratio of boys to

girls in his age category was about

60 percent to 40 percent, and the

girls were just as aggressive as the

boys. Kamaka, Parks and Long did

not know each other before they

became junior ninjas, even though

they trained at the same gyms.

Now they are great friends and so

are their moms.

“Over the last number of years,

we have received an outpouring of

letters asking when is there going

to be a ninja show for kids,” said

Arthur Smith, executive producer

of the American Ninja Warrior

franchise. “People are going to be

amazed at how talented and dedicated

these young ninjas are.”

Young viewers make up the

Emmy-nominated program’s largest

fan base, all waiting to turn 19,

so they can compete on the adult

version of the show.

“American Ninja Warrior Junior

celebrates a kid-centric movement

that everyone can be part of and

enjoy together,” said Deirdre

Brennan, general manager of

Universal Kids. “It will encourage

and inspire kids to push their limits

and not shy away from challenges.”

Training to become ninja warriors

is now the hottest thing in

workout circles, with programs for

both adults and children. There

are two gyms in Orlando that focus

on this kind of endurance training

— Obstacle Ninja Academy

on Lakehurst Drive and NinjaFit

Gym on Orange Blossom Trail. In

addition to general workout equipment,

the gyms are equipped with

rigs set up to duplicate some, but

not all, of the iconic ninja warrior

obstacles. Sonic Swing, Tic Toc,

Spin Cycle and the Warped Wall

are all signature courses on the

program. The gyms train members

to compete on the ninja circuit and

even sent Jason, one of their trainers,

to Los Angeles to work with

Central Florida’s local competitors

during the tapings. Each child was

also assigned a professional, on-set

mentor who provided motivation

and encouragement.

The competitors are not permitted

to divulge the outcome of the

show, which taped 20 episodes.

They and their parents are permitted,

however, to discuss the

upcoming season.

Heather, Kamaka’s mom, recalls

the whirlwind August days in a Los

Angeles studio filled with photo

shoots, taping footage and conducting

interviews in front of green


“The producers were always

wrangling the kids,” she said.

When asked if she feels like a

celebrity, Long said, “a little bit.”

Kamaka said that classmates at his

school have been seen pointing

and heard saying, “Hey, there’s the

ninja kid.”

It wasn’t just about the competition.

These junior ninjas say the

friendships they made are another

important part of the memorable

experience. Now, the three younger

ninjas train and travel to competitions

together and see others they

met from across the country. They

provide support for each other.

Their moms make sure the preteens

have opportunities to socialize

together, as well.

“We want them also to have fun,”

Heather said. “It’s not just about


The tweens all said they look forward

to competing against each

other again in seven years. That

is when they will be old enough to

appear on the original, adult version

of American Ninja Warrior.

The popular competition program,

which was nominated for three

Emmys this year, is based on the

global hit Sasuke, which is now in

its 35th season in Japan.

Although American Ninja Warrior

Junior premiered three weeks ago,

there are still several episodes left.

Viewers can watch the show on

the Universal Kids cable network

Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Then

watch and cheer for the hometown

junior ninjas!

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n Westbrooke Elementary

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Orange County Public Schools is

sponsoring a dedication ceremony

for Maxey Elementary on Nov. 13.

The event is part of 11 dedication

ceremonies for new, replacement or

renovated schools that opened this

fall. Thanks to Orange County taxpayers,

OCPS spent $260 million on the

2018 group of schools, which included

one new school and 10 replacements

or comprehensive renovations,

one of which was Maxey Elementary

in Winter Garden. Each school features

a single, secured entrance; separate

bus and car loops; classroom and

lab spaces; a media center with CCTV

studio; an administration area; tot lot

and youth lot playgrounds; a covered

play area; green space and a cafeteria/multipurpose

room. All schools

also have the latest technology, including

interactive touch-panel TVs.

Westbrooke Elementary students wear yellow and donate change to raise funds for

children’s cancer research through Cannonball Kids’ Cancer.

Students at Westbrooke Elementary

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support Cannonball Kids’ Cancer, an

organization funding research to help

with children fighting cancer. The children

wore yellow and donated change

for the Pediatric Cancer Change

Challenge. They also attended a Spirit

Night at West Orange Creamery &

Soda Fountain, from which proceeds

went to Cannonball Kids’ Cancer.

n Olympia High

Twenty-one Florida State University

students have spent recent months

studying in 12 different countries

around the world, thanks to the

prestigious Benjamin A Gilman

International Scholarships from the

U.S. Department of State. One of the

those students is Olympia High alumna

Leona Hodges, who traveled to

Ghana. Leona is studying clinical professions.

The Gilman Scholarship is a

grant program that gives students the

opportunity to study or intern abroad

and emphasizes learning about culture

and language to prepare individuals

for a globalized world,

regardless of financial background.

Students who receive Pell Grant

funding are eligible to apply for the

Gilman Scholarship. Winners receive

up to $5,000 toward study abroad

or internship program costs with additional

funding available for the study

of a critical language overseas.

n West Orange High

West Orange High’s Jeffery

Redding was one of 25 semifinalists,

chosen from 2,800 nominations,

for the Recording Academy

and Grammy Museum 2019 Music

Educator Award. Dr. Redding holds

a Ph.D. in choral conducting/music

education and was a quarterfinalist

for the Music Educator Award

in 2016-18. As the director of

choral activities at WOHS, he has

Westbrooke Elementary holds a Spirit Night at Little Greek Fresh Grill.

led his choirs in performances at

state, regional and national conventions

of the American Choral

Directors Association. WOHS choirs

have earned first-place awards

at Heritage Festivals of Gold in



director of

choral activities

at West Orange

High, is a

semifinalist for

the Recording


and Grammy

Museum 2019

Music Educator


California, Chicago, New York

and at the Festival of Spirituals in

Washington, D.C. While participating

in the International Music Festival

in Verona, Italy, WOHS received the

Gold Award for best choir, with Dr.

Redding honored as top director.

The Music Educator Award recipient

will be recognized during Grammy

Week 2019 with a trip to New York

to accept the award and attend the

Grammys, plus a $10,000 grant

and another $10,000 for the recipient’s


n Et Al

Educators who have demonstrated

a commitment to inspiring students’

interest in STEM — Science,

Technology, Engineering and

Mathematics — may apply to

receive the 2019 Alan Shepard

Technology in Education Award.

Given annually by the Astronauts

Memorial Foundation, NASA

and the Space Foundation, the

award recognizes contributors

to technology in the education

field, in both formal and informal

environments. The award, named

for Mercury and Apollo astronaut

Alan Shepard, will be

presented in April 2019 at the

Space Foundation’s 35th Space

Symposium. For more information

or to apply, visit www.amfcse.


Submissions for

the 2019 award must be mailed

and postmarked no later than

Jan. 25, 2019.

For the first time, the homecoming

queen at Lake Highland

Preparatory School was

crowned with a genuine diamond

and ruby tiara. The Hope Tiara,

designed and owned by Gianni

Vincent Jewellers in Windermere,

was created to bring awareness and

fundraising for Central Florida charities.

Virginia Ann Rodriguez,

owner of Gianni Vincent Jewellers,

lost her nephew to pediatric cancer

five years ago. The tiara consists

of a 5-carat heart-shaped solitaire

diamond, 2-carat marquise solitaire

diamond, four 1-carat round solitaire

diamonds, and more than 60 additional

carats of rubies and smaller

diamonds. Proceeds from renting the

tiara go toward Runway to Hope, a

local nonprofit helping children with

cancer and their families.

In recognition of World Heart Day,

Orange County Public Schools

held a countywide hands-only CPR

training at all high schools and tech

centers. The trainings, in partnership

with the American Heart Association,

were led by the Orlando Fire

Department, Orange County Fire

Rescue, Apopka Fire Department,

Ocoee Fire Department and Winter

Park Fire Rescue.

Cassidy Hosmer, a student in

Mrs. Williams’ three-year-olds class at

Christ The King Lutheran Preschool,

decorates a Krispy Kreme doughnut with

chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

John George, a student in Mrs.

Morris’ VPK class at Christ The King

Lutheran Preschool, decorates a Krispy

Kreme doughnut with sprinkles.

Children at Christ

The King Lutheran

Preschool learned about

the letter “D.” As a fun,

tasty way to learn about

this new letter, Krispy

Kreme workers visited the

school so the kids could

dip their doughnuts into

chocolate frosting and

sprinkles. They were also

given Krispy Kreme hats.

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The Hunter Brooks

Memorial Fund is offering

grants to young people

ages 16-25 who have

demonstrated a passion

Liam Tidwell, a student in Mrs. Jimenez’s

and enthusiasm in developing

new ideas, especial-

3-year-olds class at Christ The King Lutheran Preschool,

gets a little help with his Krispy Kreme doughnut.

ly in fields such as music,

performing arts, computer

technology or entrepreneurship. The

grants, up to $5,000 each, are not

scholarships for academic studies,

but rather direct financial support

to assist innovative young people in

bringing their ideas and projects to

fruition. There is no cost or obligation

to apply. For more information,

visit hunterwatson.org/grants. The

application deadline for the current

grant cycle is Nov. 15, 2018.

Kennedy Leacock, a student in Mrs.

Morris’ VPK class at Christ The King

Lutheran Preschool, decorates a Krispy

Kreme doughnut with sprinkles.

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n Hidden Springs/Estates

In conjunction with the Orange

County Sheriff’s Office, the residents

of Hidden Springs/Estates

participated in a National Night

Out Block Party. The homeowners

association set up a couple of tents

at the retention pond, grilled hot

dogs, served light refreshments, and

provided informational brochures

n MetroWest

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The Pennsylvania Association of

TRiO Programs awarded a $750

PA TRiO Scholarship to University

of Pittsburgh at Bradford sophomore

compiled by Lauren Salinero

n Stoneybrook West

And baby makes five! Congratulations

to the Allen family of

Stoneybrook West on the addition of

a new baby girl. Delaney Marye

n Windermere

David Kim of Windermere, son

of Seok Ho and Tae Eun Kim,

was selected to serve as a member

of the 2018-19 Honor Council at

Randolph-Macon Academy. David

is currently a sophomore. Cadets

are expected to be good citizens

during their time at R-MA. To reinforce

that expectation, they take the

Orange County

Sheriff Capt.

Tony Minnis

(second from

left) presents

a certificate of


to Hidden





(l. to r.) Karen

Butler, Charles


and Donna


was born Oct. 10, 2018. She

weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces.

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Hudson and

Finley Allen

welcome a new

family member

— Delaney

Marye. Also

pictured: Cash,

the labradoodle.


and giveaways. Attending children

also played games, created sidewalk

chalk art, and requested characters

from the balloon artist. The

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice truck served up

cool treats for participants. Orange

County Sheriff Capt. Tony Minnis

also paid a visit to talk with residents,

share safety tips, answer questions

and present homeowners association

members with a certificate of


and MetroWest resident Adam

Williams. Adam is a chemistry

major and pre-medicine student. He

was nominated by this TRiO adviser,

Erik Austin. TRiO Student Support

Services is a U.S. Department of

Education-funded program that

provides higher education to historically

underrepresented groups of

students, such as those who are firstgeneration

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following Honor Code Pledge: “On

my honor as a student of Randolph-

Macon Academy, I pledge not to lie,

cheat or steal nor tolerate those who

do. I will conduct myself in a manner

that will bring credit to myself,

my family and to Randolph-Macon

Academy.” Students who are accused

of an honor code violation go

before the Honor Council for peer


(L. to r.) Actress

Garcelle Beavuis,

Kelley Kali, Mitesh

Popat of Windermere,

Lisa Wilson and

Vernic Popat of

Windermere attend the

BronzeLens Film Festival

of Atlanta.

Windermere residents Mitesh

and Vernic Popat were invited

to the BronzeLens Film Festival of

Atlanta. The event included film

screenings, an awards show, workshops

and more. Mitesh and Vernic

own PlantOGram, an online gift

store for exotic trees and plants. The

couple has been invited to such illustrious

events as New York Fashion

Week and the Art for Life Gala, having

had their trees included in gift

bags for the star-studded affairs.

n Winter Garden

Winter Garden residents Traci

Allen and Kimberly Knabs are

holding a fundraiser by selling raffle

tickets at their salon to support

Jonathan’s Hope. The gift basket

that is being raffled is worth $500,

and all proceeds benefit Jonathan’s

Hope, a team supporting Light The

Night. To enter Traci and Kimberly’s

raffle, stop by their salon at Porte

Noire in Studio 26 at 6536 Old

Brick Road in Windermere. Light

The Night exists to find cures and

ensure access to treatments for

blood cancer patients. The team is

in honor of Winter Garden resident

Jonathan, who was diagnosed

with chronic myelogenous leukemia

five years ago at age 18, when he

was about to enter Florida State

University as a freshman. He has

since been in remission, out of remission

and is now considered back

in remission. Jonathan’s Hope will

be participating in The Leukemia

& Lymphoma Society’s Light The

Night Walk at Lake Eola Park on

Nov. 8. For more information, to

donate or to join Jonathan’s Hope,

visit pages.lightthenight.org/ncfl/


27th annual holiday short-story contest.

Winners will be published in the

Dec. 20 issue. Send original short

stories (max: 600 words) with the

author's name, age, neighborhood and

phone number to:

Southwest Orlando Bulletin

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Deadline: November 28, 2018

n Et Al

Rotary Club of

Lake Buena Vista

members (l. to r.)

Augustine Campana,

Shelly Freeman,

Patty Kelly, John

Gill, Jean Campana,

Rommel Mosquera

and Rick Helsel pack

food at Second Harvest

Food Bank of Central

Florida for those affected

by Hurricane Michael.

Not pictured: Club

President Greg Gorski.

Colin Galloway

(left), president of the

Rotary Club of Dr.

Phillips, welcomes

Terry Olson, chief

arts instigator for

Orange County’s

Office of Arts and

Cultural Affairs, to

speak about Fusion

Fest, a free event.

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For 30 years, Central Florida

Women’s League has been committed

to improving the Central

Florida community. Since its inception,

the organization has raised

more than $2.4 million, supporting

local charities, compassion funding

and scholarships to deserving high

school seniors. Founded in 1988,

CFWL is a group of 100-plus passionate

volunteers dedicated to advancing

opportunities for charity,

service, scholarship and culture within

the local community. As an entirely

volunteer organization, it is only

through the tremendous effort and

generosity of its members and supporters

that CFWL has been able to

award more than 90 grants to local

charities and 175 scholarships

to students. “The 30th anniversary

is a major milestone for our organization

and gives us the opportunity

to reflect on the many things

we have accomplished throughout

the years,” said Kitty Mark,

CFWL president. “We are proud of

our members and accomplishments

supporting Central Florida, as well

as assisting young women seeking

higher education.”

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for Orlando

Fox 35 WOFL,

is welcomed

by Colin


(center), president

of the Rotary

Club of Dr.

Phillips, and

Dick Batchelor,

a former

member of the

Florida House of


Representatives of The Health Law

Firm announced that Southwest resident

Achal Aggarwal, JD, joined

the firm as an attorney at its main office

in Altamonte Springs. As a health

care attorney, he represents health

care providers who find themselves the

targets of investigations in state and

federal cases. These cases include

fraud accusations, licensing and disciplinary

issues, administrative hearings

and appeals, regulatory matters

and litigation. Achal earned his Juris

Doctor from the University of Miami

School of Law in 2017 and is licensed

to practice law in the state of Florida.

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The University of Central Florida

held a kickoff luncheon on campus

for its fall football season. Event

proceeds went toward scholarships

and resources for student-athletes.

Among those in attendance were

Sterling Pointe resident Rep.


Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski and

UCF President Dale Whittaker.

compiled by Lauren Salinero

The Orlando 2 All-Stars finished second

at the PGA Jr. League Regional,

presented by National Car Rental at the

World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

In addition to its signature citrus

floats made of tangerines, grapefruits

and orange, the parade will feature

celebrities, large-scale parade

floats, local celebrities as honorary

grand marshals (hometown heroes),

spirited high school marching bands

from across the nation, participating

bowl game college marching bands,

Sterling Pointe resident Rep. Robert “Bobby O”

Olszewski (left) and University of Central Florida President

Dale Whittaker attend the kickoff luncheon for UCF


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is a MetroWest resident. Other Southwest-area

golfers are Aaron Leach

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Representatives of Florida Citrus

Sports, in association with Parades

R Us and JM Best Entertainment,

announced the all-new Orlando

Citrus Parade will kick off at 10:30

a.m. on Dec. 29. It has grown to

become one of the largest sports-affiliated

parades in the nation, an annual

tradition that occurs each year

between the Camping World Bowl

and the Citrus Bowl. For the first time,

the Orlando Citrus Parade is supporting

Give Kids The World Village, a

Central Florida nonprofit resort for

critically ill children.

balloons, local performing groups,

specialty units and other exciting

performances. Upward of 3,000 individuals

will take part in the event.

The 2018 grand marshals, performing

groups and celebrities will be announced

later this year.

The parade route begins at the corner

of Orange Avenue and Robinson

Street and continues south on Orange

Avenue, east on Anderson Street, then

north on Rosalind Avenue. The parade

concludes at Rosalind Avenue and

Robinson Street.

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To stay up-to-date with parade happenings

and announcements, visit www.


Dueling Dragons of Orlando, a

program of Boys & Girls Clubs of

Central Florida, raced in the Orlando

International Dragon Boat Festival

at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake last


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month. It is the largest competition in

the U.S. for the sport of dragon boating,

which dates back 2,000 years to

ancient China. More than 70 teams

from around the nation competed.

Now in its eighth season, Dueling

Dragons has merited national publicity

by pairing Orlando police officers

with at-risk youth to form winning dragon

boating teams. A highlight of this

year’s event was a special presentation

honoring outgoing Orlando Police

Chief John Mina, an early and longtime

supporter of the Dueling Dragons.

The Dueling Dragon teams 1

and 2 took first and second place,

respectively, in the Premier Mixed

Qualifying & WFTV9 Family

Connection Public Services Cup.

Dueling Dragons 2 then took fourth

in the Premier Mixed C Semifinal

#1, and the Dueling Dragons 1

took fourth in the Premier Mixed C

Semifinal #2. Later in the day, in the

Premier Mixed C Grand Final, the

Dueling Dragons 1 placed third and

Dueling Dragons 2 placed fifth.

West Orange High School

sophomore Victor Wright earned

Victor Wright, a sophomore and

swimmer at West Orange High

School, wins bronze at the Special

Olympics State Games.

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a bronze medal at the Special

Olympics State Games. He also

is a proud member of the WOHS

swim team. The school’s community

extends its support to Wright

and offers its congratulations on his


The Faine House is holding a

5K run/walk, plus a 1-mile stroll

around downtown Orlando’s Lake

Eola Park on Jan. 26, 2019. All participants

receive a medal and T-shirt,

and prizes are awarded to the top

male and female runners in each

age group. A post-event party will

follow the run/walk at Lake Eola

Park’s International Plaza. Runners

receive two drink tickets.

The Faine House is for young

adults who are exiting foster care or

are on the verge of homelessness.

Residents explore paths to stability

through support and guidance with

education, housing and transportation,

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and personal finance.

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The West Orange Junior

Service League will hold its annual

Jingle Jolly Jog 5K at

Oakland Park. All proceeds from

co-sponsorships and runners benefit

501C organizations in the west

Orange County community. Last

year, WOJSL, along with the support

of generous co-sponsors, raised

more than $60,000.

The event includes a 5K and kids

fun run, winners in each age group,

finisher medals, T-shirts, a costume

contest, complimentary food and

beverages, a special visit and photoops

with Santa, live disc jockey and

fun activities.

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and $55 on race day. Participants

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Center and Rosen Jewish Community

Center’s annual Golf Classic will be

held at Rosen Shingle Creek on

Dec. 9. Golfers looking to experience

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School for the championship game

and won 4-0. They were supported by

SRMS Principal Amy McHale, coach

Rachel Ridgeway and Athletic

Director Anthony Williams.

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Fall is notorious for comfort foods,

like pumpkin spice lattes and gameday

nachos. Combine these tempting

seasonal staples with darker, shorter

days, and it can be hard to maintain

an active mindset. Despite the enticement

to indulge, you can keep your

active lifestyle going or even kick off

a new fitness regime.

This year, take advantage of the

winds of change when the seasons

switch and commit to smart habits for

a healthy fall.

• Dress for success. As the temperatures

drop, you may be tempted

to bundle up before heading outdoors

to exercise, and for your warmup

and cool-down period, that’s not a

bad idea. However, while you’re in

the midst of your workout, it’s easy to

get overheated. Wear layers that you

can shed as you begin to sweat, and

consider moisture-wicking materials

that can prevent sweaty clothes from

getting cold in the breeze.

• Stay hydrated. You may not

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• Opt for early workouts.

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long run. If you’re not a runner, look

for other ways to get your cardio

pumping. Interval walking with varied

paces and elevation can be an

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School News


Westbrooke Elementary School students,

their families and teachers attended the Spirit

Nights throughout the first quarter of the

academic year to show their wildcat spirit.

Spirit Nights have been held at Chipotle

Mexican Grill, Little Greek Fresh Grill, Papa

John’s Pizza, Tijuana Flats and West Orange

Creamery and Soda Fountain.

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Nov. 3 — Friends Of The Poor 5K

The Carter Center Pavilion at Bill Frederick

Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 S. Hiawassee

Road, Orlando, hosts St. Vincent de Paul

Society’s fourth annual Friends of the Poor

5K walk/run, including food and goodie

bags for all participants, a silent auction and

raffle. Time: 8 a.m. for registration, 9 a.m.

for the walk/run. Cost: $25, with proceeds

benefiting local people in need and the food

pantry at Holy Family Catholic Church. For

more information, call Barbara, 407-247-

0556; or Leigh, 321-276-3542; or email

hfsvdp@yahoo.com. To register online, visit

www.fopwalk.org, select “Florida” and

search by “Holy Family.”

Nov. 10 — 5K Run For The Gift

SouthWest Aquatics, 205 Windermere

Road, Winter Garden, hosts the 11th annual

5K Run for the Gift, including a silent auction

that goes live in October. Top race participants

in each age group win Aquatica tickets.

Time: 7 a.m. for start of race, followed

by a free kids run and awards ceremony.

Donations and sponsorships are needed.

Cost: Registration fee is $25 through Oct.

16, $30 after Oct. 16, and $35 the day

of the race, with proceeds going toward

The Gift of Swimming’s goal to ensure the

community’s at-risk children can receive

potentially life-saving swim survival skills.

For more information or to register, email

the thegiftofswimming@yahoo.com or visit


Nov. 12 — Over The Edge For Mission


The B Resort & Spa, 1905 Hotel Plaza

Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, hosts Over the

Edge for Mission United, during which

participants rappel down 17 stories in a

safe environment. No experience required.

Participants must weigh between 110-

300 pounds and be at least 14 years old.

Registration is open on a first-come-firstserved

basis and limited to 76 participants,

who each must raise a minimum of $1,000

to secure their spot. Proceeds benefit Heart

of Florida United Way’s veteran services.

For more information, call 407-429-

2140, visit hfuw.org/overtheedge or text

“veteran” to 30306.

Nov. 14, 15 & 16 — Jerusalem Prayer


Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International

Drive, Orlando, hosts the Jerusalem Prayer

Breakfast, sponsored by the Jerusalem

Orlando Coalition and featuring Israeli

Ambassador Danny Danon, Knesset leader

Robert Ilatov, Congresswoman Michele

Bachmann, and World Bible teacher Billye

Brim. There is a free concert Wednesday

evening. Seating is limited so registration

is required. Time: Wednesday from 7-9

p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $150,


with proceeds benefiting impoverished

and persecuted Jewish families in Israel.

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n Classes/Programs

Ongoing — Health & Wellness Program

The public is invited to learn about a

simple change that is a necessary foundation

in supporting health, reducing health

risks, increasing energy and empowering

the immune system. Time: Thursdays from

7-8:30 p.m. For more information, including

the Orlando location, call 407-325-6174.

Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 —

50+ Exercise Classes

The gymnasium at St. Luke’s United Methodist

Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,

Orlando, hosts 50+ exercise classes.

Exercise mats are provided. Time: Mondays

and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Cost: $2.

For more information, call 407-876-4991,

ext. 290; email sports@st.lukes.org or visit


Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 —

Evening Exercise Classes

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851

S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando,

hosts evening exercise classes. Time:

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Cost:

$5 per class or $30 per month. For

more information, call 407-876-4991,

ext. 290; email sports@st.lukes.org

or visit st.lukes.org/sports.

Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 —

50+ Stretch & Strength Classes

The gymnasium at St. Luke’s United

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts 50+ stretch

and strength classes. Time: Tuesdays and

Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $2.

For more information, call 407-876-4991,

ext. 290; email sports@st.lukes.org or visit


Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Stitching-Group


The Twisted Stitchers stitching group meets at

the Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255

Della Drive, Orlando. All crafters are invited

to attend. Time: Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2

p.m. For more information, call Alouise

Bergeron, 407-351-1324.

Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Tai Chi Classes

The dance room in Building A at St. Luke’s

United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts tai chi classes

compiled by Lisa Sagers

with teacher Al Aki. Time: Wednesdays from

9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost: $2. The first class

is free. For more information, call 407-876-

4991, ext. 290; email sports@st.lukes.org

or visit st.lukes.org/sports.

Nov. 8 & Dec. 6 — Cataract Lunch &

Learn Events

Orlando Eye Institute at The Grove, 4750

The Grove Drive, Suite 230, Windermere,

hosts Cataract Lunch & Learn events. Seating

is limited to 20 people, so reservations are

required. Time: noon-1 p.m. For more information,

visit orlandoeyeinstitute.eventbrite.com.

Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30 — Gentle Yoga


The gymnasium at St. Luke’s United Methodist

Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,

Orlando, hosts gentle yoga classes.

Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga

mat and blocks. Time: Fridays from 9:30-

10:30 a.m. Cost: $2. For more information,

call 407-876-4991, ext. 290; email

sports@st.lukes.org or visit st.lukes.org/sports.

Nov. 10 — Family History Conference

Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts the 22nd

annual Family History Conference, with

keynote speaker Crista Cowan, a corporate

genealogist with Ancestry.com. There

are more than 60 classes being offered in

five sessions. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost:

$50, includes a notebook with handouts

for all classes. Students under age 18 are

free. Lunch is available for an additional

fee. For more information or to register, visit


n Events/Performances

Through Nov. 18 — Irma Vep - A Penny


Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF

presents performances of Irma Vep - A

Penny Dreadful, a two-man comedy, in

the Goldman Theater, 812 E. Rollins St.,

Orlando. Showtimes vary, and ticket prices

start at $30. For more information, call 407-

447-1700, ext. 1; or visit orlandoshakes.org.

Through Dec. 28— Art Exhibition

The Holocaust Memorial Resource &

Education Center of Florida, 851 N.

Maitland Ave., Maitland, hosts Heroes of

Warsaw, a temporary exhibit using the

illustrations of Bill Farnsworth. The images

highlight the courage and bravery of Irena

Sendler and Janusz Korczak. 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.

For more information, call 407-628-0555

or visit www.holocaustedu.org.

Through Jan. 13, 2019 — Art Exhibition

The Mennello Museum of American Art,

900 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts Shifting

Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black &

Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art. For

more information, call 407-246-4278 or visit


Nov. 9 — Night Of Praise Concert

The Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for

the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.,

Orlando, hosts Florida Hospital’s annual

Night of Praise concert, featuring Christian

artist Michael W. Smith. Time: 6-9 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit


Nov. 11 — A Taste Of Dr. Phillips

The Dellagio, 7940 Via Dellagio Way,

Orlando, hosts the 12th annual A Taste of

Dr. Phillips, sponsored by the Rotary Club

of Dr. Phillips Foundation and including

selections from 20 restaurants, beer and

wine, and a silent auction. Time: 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $75. For more information, to bid

on the auction, or to purchase tickets, visit


Nov. 24 & 25 — FusionFest

Downtown Orlando hosts FusionFest, a

two-day celebration of cultural inclusion

that includes multiple stages, a food court,

marketplace and other interactive activities

along Orange Avenue at Orlando City Hall

Commons. Time: noon-sunset. Admission is

free; food, drinks and marketplace items

are for sale. For more information, visit


Dec. 16, 17 & 18 — Freaky Friday The

Musical Performances

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S.

Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts the

Youth Theatre at St. Luke’s performances of

Freaky Friday The Musical. Time: Friday and

Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets,

visit www.st.lukes.org/event/freaky-friday.

n Holiday Happenings

Nov. 10 & 11 — Holiday Marketplace

The Coleman Memorial Gymnasium at St.

Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S.

Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts

the United Methodist Women’s 37th annual

Holiday Marketplace, including more

than 13 shops with handmade crafts,

goodies and gifts for holiday shopping at

great prices. There is also a special kids

zone that includes photos with Santa,

crafts, and children can shop for their

families on Saturday only. Time: Saturday

from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday from

8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit


Nov. 12-Dec. 30 — Elf The Musical


Orlando Repertory Theater in Partnership

With UCF, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando,

presents performances of Elf The Musical.

Showtimes vary, and ticket prices start at

$15. For more information, call 407-896-

7365 or visit orlandorep.com.

Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Buffet

Café Gauguin at Rosen Centre Hotel,

9840 International Drive, Orlando, hosts

a Thanksgiving buffet, including seasonal

highlights like turkey, an omelet and waffle

station, a pasta and paella station, a

seafood station with crab claws, a carving

station with herb-crusted pork loin with

apricots and figs, desserts, complimentary

champagne and mimosas, and much more.

Valet parking is free. Reservations are recommended.

Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost:

$47.95, adults; $17.95, children 4-12;

free for children younger than 4. Prices

do not include tax and service charge.

For more information, call 407-996-8551,

email cafegauguin@rosencentre.com or visit


Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Buffet

Rosen Plaza, 9700 International Drive,

Orlando, hosts a Thanksgiving buffet,

including complimentary wine and parking.

Reservations are recommended. Time: noon-

5 p.m. Cost: $42.95 per adult for prepaid

reservation through Nov. 15, $45.95 per

adult after Nov. 15; $18.95, children 4-11;

free for children younger than 4. Prices do

not include tax and service charge. For more

information, call 407-996-0256 or visit


Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Buffet

Café Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek,

9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, hosts a

Thanksgiving buffet, including complimentary

champagne and mimosas, Thanksgiving

classics, multiple chef stations, sushi and

more. Valet parking is free. Reservations

are required. Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: $69.95, adults; $29.95, children

4-11; free for children 3-younger. Prices

do not include tax and service charge.

Florida residents receive a 25 percent

discount. Don’t forget to ask about Rosen

Shingle Creek’s stay packages. For more

information, call 407-996-3663, email

eweinstein@rosenshinglecreek.com or visit


Nov. 23 — Black Friday Sale

Zero Gravity Fitness, 2910 Maguire Road,

Orlando, holds a Black Friday sale, during

which a discount of 10 percent is given

off purchases. Time: 8 a.m.-noon. For more

information, call 407-654-2600 or visit


Nov. 25 — Handel’s Messiah


Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.,

Orlando, hosts the 46th annual performance

of Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Messiah

Choral Society, led by John Sinclair. Time:

3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information,

visit messiahchoralsociety.org.

Dec. 1 — Songs Of The Season Concert

The Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center

for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia

Ave., Orlando, hosts the second annual

Songs of the Season, a free outdoor holiday

concert. Picnics are welcome, but

alcohol is prohibited. (In the event of inclement

weather, the concert is Dec. 2 at the

same time.) Time: 7 p.m. Tickets are not

required. For more information, visit www.



Dec. 1 & 2 — Holiday Home Tour

The Celebration Foundation presents

the 20th annual Holiday Home Tour, a

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self-guided tour that takes visitors on a journey

through more than a dozen of the town’s

decorated home. Visitors can enter homes

to see beautiful decorations and custom

New Urbanism architecture by The Walt

Disney Co. Time: Saturday from 3-9 p.m.

and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Cost: $20, with

proceeds benefiting the many programs/

initiatives the foundation offers Osceola

County. For more information or to purchase

tickets, call 407-566-1234 or visit


Dec. 7 — Holiday Concert

Community Presbyterian Church, 511

Celebration Ave., Celebration, hosts

Celebration Foundation’s Brass Band

Holiday Concert. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost:

$25, with proceeds benefiting the programs

and initiatives the foundation offers

Osceola County. For more information, call


Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 — Dance

Showcases & The Nutcracker Ballet


Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal

Blvd., Orlando, hosts dance showcases by

the School of Dance Arts of Sanford and

performances of The Nutcracker Ballet by

Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance students.

Time: Select Fridays and Saturdays from

6:30-7:15 p.m. Admission is free. For more

information, call 407-996-9939, email

aleniz@rosenshinglecreek.com or visit


Dec. 8 — Holiday Amaryllis Festival

The historic Nehrling Gardens, 2267

Hempel Ave., Gotha, hosts the Holiday

Amaryllis Festival, including amaryllis

bulbs and plants for sale, live music, naturethemed

vendors, food, a gift shop, silent

auction, eco-activities for children and a

visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10

a.m.-2 p.m. for family photos. Attendees

are encouraged to bring a new toy or a

nonperishable food item for a local charity.

Those who do receive a ticket for a prize

drawing. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is

free. For more information, call 407-445-

9977, email info@nehrlinggardens.org or

visit www.nehrlinggardens.org.

Dec. 8, 15 & 22 — Winter Wonderland

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal

Blvd., Orlando, hosts Winter Wonderland

at Rosen Shingle Creek, including festive fun

for all ages. Activities include rides on the

Shingle Creek Express, face painting, meet

and greets with the Shingle Creek elves,

a photo booth, karaoke, a special chocolate

display in the decorated lobby, and

dance showcases and performances of The

Nutcracker Ballet from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Time:

6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is free when dining

at the hotel. For more information, call 407-

996-9939, email aleniz@rosenshinglecreek.

com or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/holiday.

Dec. 25 — Christmas Day Buffet

Café Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek,

9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, hosts a

Christmas Day buffet, including traditional

favorites and unique surprises like roasted

turkey, herb- and garlic-crusted prime rib,

sushi, chef-staffed carving stations, desserts,

and unlimited champagne and mimosas for

guests 21-older. Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost:

$69.95, adults; $29.95, children 4-11;

free for children 3-younger. Prices do not

include tax and service charge. Florida

residents get a 25 percent discount. For

more information, call 407-996-3663,

email eweinstein@shinglecreek.com or visit


Dec. 25 — Christmas Day Buffet

Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive,

Orlando, hosts a Christmas Day buffet, with

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mashed potatoes, and pineapple rum-glazed

ham, as well as other unique dishes like a

spiced shrimp boil, sushi spread and makeyour-own

Belgian waffles and omelets. Don’t

forget dessert! Reservations are required.

Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $47.95, adults;

$17.95, children 4-12; and free for children

3-younger. Prices do not include tax and service

charge. For more information, call 407-996-

8551, email cafegauguin@rosencentre.com

or visit rosencentre.com/holidays.

n Miscellaneous

Ongoing — Female Singers Invitation

Vocalists are needed for the Sunshine

Singers women’s chorus that entertains at

local nursing homes, senior residences, civic

organizations and service clubs. Practices

are held Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s

United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-

Vineland Road, Orlando. For more information,

call Mary Ellen Boice, 407-299-5244.

Ongoing — Female Singers Invitation

Vocalists are needed for the Sound of Sunshine

Chorus, a nonprofit musical teaching group.

Open, free rehearsals are held Thursdays

from 7-10 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church,

1600 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. For more

information, visit www.soschorus.com.

Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24 — Farmers Markets

The 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.

Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25 — 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/


Nov. 7 — Job Fair

Central Florida Fair Expo Park, 4603 W.

Colonial Drive, Orlando, hosts the CFEC Job

Fair, with more than 90-100 companies offering

thousands of career openings in various

industries and resources on-hand to assist in

one’s job search. Attendees should dress professionally

and bring résumés. No children,

please. Time: noon-4 p.m. Admission and

parking are free. For more information or to

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

job-fairs. For questions, call 407-834-4022.

Nov. 11 — Open House

The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd.,

Orlando, hosts an open house. Time: 2-4 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, call 407-

206-8602 or visit www.thefirstacademy.org.

Nov. 22 — 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


Jan. 28, 2019 — Open House

Holy Family Catholic School, 5129 S.

Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts

an open house. For more information, call

407-876-9344 or visit www.hfcschool.com.

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-plus members

enjoys monthly luncheons, activities and

community support. For more information,

call Mary Borgan, 407-929-3030; or visit


Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Tuesday

Networking Group Meetings

Village Inn, 3130 Daniels Road, Winter

Garden, hosts West Orange Chamber of

Commerce’s Tuesday Networking Group.

Time: 8-9 a.m. Bonus networking starts at 7:30

a.m. To find out if there is an opening for your

business or to be added to the wait list, email

Bob Gentile, bob@naturalsolutionsllc.com.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Toastmasters


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.


Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Toastmasters


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


Nov. 7 & 21 — Wednesday Networking

Group Meetings

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Orlando,

10971 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, hosts

West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s

Wednesday Networking Group. Time:

first and third Wednesday of every month

from 8-9 a.m. For months with a fifth

Wednesday, visit wochamber.com for

meeting location. To find out if there is an

opening for your business or to be added

to the wait list, email Pam Birdsong at


Nov. 14 & 28 — Golf Networking Group


A group plays nine holes of golf the second,

fourth and fifth (when applicable)

Wednesday of each month. Time: 4:45

p.m. for check-in and pairings. Cost: $15,

includes nine holes and cart. Location rotates

among West Orange Chamber of Commerce

golf courses. To RSVP, email Bryce Knuth at

bryce.knuth@ioausa.com. For more information,

visit wochamber.com.

Nov. 15 — West Orange Women


Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 8030 Via

Dellagio Way, Orlando, hosts a West

Orange Women luncheon, featuring a

fashion show by Roz & Ali. Time: 11:30

a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $30. For more information,

call Dot Ansel, 407-258-8155; or visit


Dec. 12 — Orlando Story Club Meeting

The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando,

hosts a meeting of the Orlando Story Club,

during which anyone who wishes to tell a

personal story has a chance to put his/

her name in a hat. Selected individuals

showcase their storytelling for the enrichment

of the local community. Time: quarterly

from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30

p.m. Cost: $5 at the door with an optional

donation for different Orlando philanthropic

organizations. For more information,

visit www.orlandostoryclub.com,

www.orlandoslice.com or www.facebook.


n Support Groups

Nov. 13 — Support Group Meeting For


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


Nov. 19 — Stroke Support Group


The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W.

Morse Blvd., Winter Park, hosts a free

meeting of the BCenter’s Stroke Support &

Social Group. A deli-style lunch is provided.

Reservations via email are requested to

valerie@bcenter.com. Time: third Monday of

each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more

information, call 888-942-9355.

Nov. 20 — Better Breathers Club Meeting

Classroom C on the second floor of

Orlando Health Heart Institute, 1222 S.

Orange Ave., Orlando, hosts an Orlando

Better Breathers Club meeting, a group that

supports patients and their loved ones/caregivers.

The club aims to provide patientcentered,

community-based educational

opportunities to those suffering from chronic

lung disease such as asthma and COPD.

Time: third Tuesday of every month from

1-2 p.m. For more information, call Diane

Ruiz, 321-841-4194.

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


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


Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

Vitas Healthcare of Central Florida seeks

hospice volunteers to provide relief for caregivers,

offer companionship for patients, run

errands and help in small but meaningful

ways. Assignments and schedules are made

according to the volunteer’s preferences. For

more information or to attend an orientation

class, call 407-691-4541.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

Hospice of the Comforter, which cares for

the physical, emotional and spiritual needs

of patients and their families facing an

incurable illness, seeks volunteers with a

compassionate heart. For more information,

call Jacque King, 407-379-2254; or email


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 Lisa@kearneypublishing.com. ª

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