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40+ AND FABULOUS ... PAGE 10

June 6 — 19, 2019 | Since 1986

Rosen Hotels & Resorts

From Dream

to Dynasty

Harris Rosen, president and COO

of Rosen Hotels & Resorts Inc.,

celebrates the company’s 45th

anniversary.

RUNNING THE

DISTANCE

A PASSION FOR DANCE


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

Fit & Fabulous

SOUTHWEST SPOTLIGHT ................................................................... 7

It's in Her DNA

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE ................................................................... 9

From Dream to Dynasty / Rosen Hotels & Resorts Inc.

40+ AND FABULOUS ....................................................................... 10

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ..................................................................... 12

A Path to Healing / Charis Counseling Center

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 13

SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................. 17

SOUTHWEST SPORTS ...................................................................... 22

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 24

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 25

PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER

Rick V. Martin

June 6, 2019

Vol. XXXIII, No. 15

VICE PRESIDENT

Yvette Martin

MANAGING EDITOR

Lisa Sagers

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

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FREELANCE WRITERS

Leona Braun, Karen Nimetz

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Fit & Fabulous

Winter Garden Resident Goes the Distance

by Leona Braun

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You probably already know

Lelia Higgins. If you’ve ever been

to the Windermere Library,

you've probably met the quiet, resourceful

library manager. Maybe

she helped you research a topic

or recommended a newly released

book. Everyone she connects with

at her job agrees it is obvious

she loves helping people and exudes

a passion for reading. What

you probably don’t know is this

Jamaican native, who moved to

Orlando when she was 29, is also a

marathon runner.

Lelia didn’t start out with a desire to

run marathons. A mother of two adult

children, her running career began

in 2004. She was shopping with one

of her daughters for a dress to wear

to the girl’s high school graduation.

When Lelia realized she needed to

go up a size from what she normally

wore, her daughter challenged her

to buy the dress in the smaller size.

With graduation only a month away,

there wasn’t much time for Lelia to

lose the weight she needed to lose to

fit into it. You could say she took that

challenge and ran with it.

She started out walking 3 miles a

day and easily fit into the smaller-size

garment with time to spare; however,

according to Lelia, “that just was not

enough.”

She started running and saw her

weight drop 40 pounds — from 170

down to 130.

“That’s when I was bit by the running

bug,” Lelia said.

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She was hooked on

the fact that she was

becoming healthier

and enjoying doing it.

Soon, Lelia began

competing in local

5K, 10K and halfmarathon

races. She

currently runs 3 miles

per day in the early

morning or evening

to avoid Southwest

Orlando’s humidity.

On weekends, she

runs 8 to 20 miles,

depending on what

race she is training for

at the time.

Lelia admits the first

2 miles are the hardest.

That is why she

doesn’t like running

short races.

“It takes a while to

warm up and get into

the rhythm of the run,”

Lelia said.

She listens to reggae music when

she runs, because the cadence helps

to keep her moving. Occasionally,

her daughters will suggest a pop or

rock song for her playlist that has the

same 4/4 beat.

Last October, Lelia participated

in runDisney, which involved running

four races of different lengths

around the parks in one weekend.

A different member of her immediate

family ran each of the races with

her. RunDisney is the road race division

of Disney Sports Enterprises, a

unit of The Walt Disney Co.’s Disney

Parks, Experiences and Products. It

is designed to get runners to plan

a “runcation,” a vacation that coincides

with the race they signed

up to run. In addition to Orlandobased

races, Disneyland Paris also

hosts races.

Lelia doesn’t limit herself to just local

running. She has participated

in 44 marathons around the country

and world. Her goal is to run

a race in each state, and she currently

has checked 39 states off her

list. She is not worried her quest

might get too expensive. She points

Lelia Higgins of Winter Garden completes the Abbott

World Marathon Majors.

out that she and her husband of 38

years, who she met in high school,

turn each race into its own runcation,

one she gets to “enjoy only

after the race.”

Lelia’s greatest achievement to

date is running the Abbott World

Marathon Majors. This championship-style

competition for marathon

runners started in 2006 with the

Chicago marathon. The Majors include

six of the largest and mostrenowned

marathons in the world:

Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin,

London and Tokyo. Once Lelia completed

her sixth marathon in Tokyo,

which she says was the most challenging

due to temperatures in the

40s and rain, she received her Six

Star Medal.

Back at the library, Lelia motivates

some of her coworkers to run and

now has one colleague who runs

half-marathons with her.

When asked what motivates her

to keep running, Lelia said, “It makes

me feel energized and refreshed

and keeps my brain clear.”

What more could you ask for

from a hobby? ª


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SOUTHWEST SPOTLIGHT

It’s in Her DNA

Gina Hatch Was Born to Dance!

by Karen Nimetz

Dr. Phillips resident Gina

Hatch does not remember a time

in her life when she wasn’t involved

with dance. She grew up as a “studio

brat” at her mother’s dance studio

in Provo, Utah.

“My mom taught classes six days

a week,” Gina said. “I was always

there, whether I was in dance class

or not. I loved being there and being

with my mom.”

Gina’s late mother, Colleen

Collins Smith, was an accomplished

dancer. From 1947-49,

she performed with the world-famous

Radio City Rockettes. She

also worked alongside legends

like Martha Graham and George

Balanchine and choreographed

for movie musicals. During the summers,

Colleen taught classes at

the American School of Dance in

Hollywood, where well-known movie

stars would often stop in for class.

There, she worked with Gene Kelly

and gave 4-year-old Liza Minnelli

her very first dance lesson.

Colleen was a devoted mother

who happily shared her love of

dancing with her four children. Gina

remembers Martha Graham visiting

and staying over in the family’s

basement. She also recalls dancing

with family friend Cyd Charisse

and flamenco dancer José Greco.

Colleen was also close with William

F. Christensen, founder of the San

Francisco Ballet and Ballet West.

Christensen is credited with bringing

The Nutcracker, a Russian ballet,

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to the United States. Colleen performed

in one of the first American

Nutcrackers. At age 8, Gina also

performed in one of Christensen’s

Nutcrackers.

“William was 97 years old at that

time, and he was very strict but loving,”

she said. “I learned so much

from working with him.”

Dancing was a special bond between

the entire Smith family, including

Gina’s three older siblings,

Craig, Ty and Collette. Growing

up, Ty was Gina’s dancing partner.

Gina was only 16 years old when

her father, Gene, passed away

from cancer. The duo danced to

Papa Watch Me Fly on the night

their father died.

“It was one of the most difficult but

memorable performances of my life,”

she said. “It was our way of paying

tribute and saying goodbye.”

When Gina graduated high

school, she was awarded the

William F. Christensen scholarship

to The University of Utah. During

Gina Hatch of Dr. Phillips shares her passion

for dance.

college, Gina danced with Ballet

West as well as the University of

Utah Ballet. Shortly after graduation,

she moved to Illinois to dance with

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

In 1994, Gina was offered a job

dancing at Walt Disney World, an

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“Plus, I had recently married

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Through the years, Gina has

performed in numerous productions

at WDW. She most

recently helped create and

performed in the Rivers of Light

show at Animal Kingdom. Gina

also teaches dance workshops

through Disney’s Performing

Arts Program. In addition to

her work with WDW, Gina has

been in and choreographed

various productions at Universal

Studios and SeaWorld Orlando.

Gina has performed with several

local ballet companies, including

Orlando Ballet and Central Florida

Ballet, and she often guest-teaches at

various studios. Several years ago,

Gina fulfilled an impressive dance

dream of hers when she spent four

seasons as a Rockette in New York

City, as well as traveled for their

Christmas Across America shows.

“My mom always spoke so highly

of being a Rockette, and I loved that

we both got to share that experience,”

she said.

Even with such an impressive résumé,

Gina’s proudest accomplishment

is that of wife and mother to her four

children: Ellexis, 19; Ledger, 16;

London, 11; and Leyton, 8. Ellexis

is following in her mom’s footsteps

and is currently a student at the

world-renowned The Juilliard School

in New York City. Like her mother,

Ellexis grew up as a “studio brat” at

Movement Arts Studio, which Gina,

along with Troy Davis, has owned

and taught at for more than 15 years.

And like her mom, Gina loves

sharing her love of dance with others,

especially children. When

Palm Lake Elementary School

Principal James Weis asked Gina

to assist with a special Arts Day at

the school, she immediately agreed.

Mr. Weis called Gina “a special

talent and kind and giving soul.

When I brought up the idea of

bringing [the] arts to our students,

Gina was one of the first people on

my mind to help get things rolling.

I barely had the request out of my

mouth when she offered to help develop,

organize and provide artists

for the event. She was an integral

part of our Arts Day team, and I look

forward to working with her on future

iterations of this event. Gina’s focus

was not only on what performers

we could bring to the event, but how

these performances could benefit the

students, whether by teaching or inspiring

our students to explore their

[own] talents and gifts.”

Gina brought in a variety of artists,

including sculptors and musicians,

and she even performed a 25-minute

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“The arts are so important,” Gina

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yourself and have fun. I am honored

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From Dream to Dynasty

Happy 45th Birthday to Rosen Hotels & Resorts!

On June 24, Rosen Hotels &

Resorts Inc. will celebrate its 45th

business anniversary! When Harris

Rosen, the company’s president

and COO, was asked what this approaching

milestone means to him,

he graciously spent an hour of his

packed schedule relaying the story

of his life. The truth is his personal

tale and professional success story

are one and the same. An intensely

focused businessman, Rosen is also

a charming storyteller who enjoys

recalling a past that shaped him into

the entrepreneurial and compassionate

man he is today.

Born on the Lower East Side of

New York City at 18 Monroe St.,

Rosen is the grandson of Austria-

Hungary and Russian immigrants.

He and his younger brother were

very happy living in a city that offered

so many experiences and

possibilities. They “never wanted to

leave the neighborhood.”

One day, as a youth, Rosen was

walking down a New York street and

stopped to watch a crew shooting the

film Somebody Up There Likes Me.

The lead actor was Paul Newman,

and Rosen found himself standing

right next to the star. Then he heard

the director asking if he would like to

“be in the movies.” Rosen was given

the direction to walk across the street

during the scene, which he did, but

he is not sure if his film debut made it

onto the screen.

The chance encounter, however,

convinced him living in Manhattan

between “the East River, Little Italy

and China Town offered wonderful

opportunities.”

It wasn’t until he was attending

a local arts-and-music high

school that Rosen’s mother pointed

out, “If you ever want to make it in

the world, you need to leave the

neighborhood.”

He took his mother’s advice, studied

hard and was the first in his family

to graduate from college. With

a degree in hospitality from Cornell

University and after a three-year

stint in the Army, Rosen landed his

first job at the Waldorf Astoria New

York. This led to many other hotel positions.

In 1968, he joined the Disney

company in California, which ultimately

took him to Orlando, where

in 1971, he was part of the team that

opened several Walt Disney World

hotels.

From his time served in the military,

Rosen appreciated the value of

rules and regimentation. Although

he loved helping develop the original

Disney hotels, he found it easier

to live by his own rules and his

principles of faith, dedication, hard

work, respect for others and passion

for success. Rosen wanted to run his

own business and apply those guidelines.

He wanted to live his version of

the American dream.

Many know the story of the start

of Rosen’s rise to success. In 1974,

at age 34, he was driving down

International Drive and saw a small,

two-story, 256-room Quality Inn for

sale. He thought it was a smart investment.

Being single with responsibility

to no one but himself, Rosen

emptied his bank account of his

$20,000 life savings, negotiated

with Travelers Insurance Co., and

purchased the hotel. He felt good

about his acquisition until he learned

that with the purchase, he also assumed

a $2.5 million mortgage. The

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debt amounted to a yearly payment

of $250,000.

Realizing his investment would

never make money while paying

off the loan and being a resourceful

young man, Rosen knew he first had

to reduce staff size. He moved into

the hotel and personally became

the general manager, housekeeper,

landscaper and assistant chef. His

security staff was a large German

shepherd. Rosen became the hotel’s

resident manager, and he lived there

for the next 16 years. He saved a

lot of money and made his mortgage

payments on time.

The early ’70s witnessed the

“depth of the oil embargo” and

Orlando tourism was down 30%

to 40%. Rosen recognized that tour

buses seemed to have enough gas

to drive groups to his city from places

like New York, Philadelphia and

Boston. He hitchhiked to Jacksonville

and then to NYC to meet with large

motor coach owners. He told them,

“I want your business” and offered

each company a drastically reduced

nightly room rate that he guaranteed

would be honored for the next two

years. After his first deal was struck,

each company provided him free

bus transportation to the other cities.

Six months later, the buses began

to come to his hotel and, to this

day, continue to partner with Rosen

Hotels & Resorts.

Rosen’s success allows him to be a

very generous man. His philanthropic

volunteer foundation is legendary

for its financial support. The donations

almost always have something

to do with education, which he credits

to his mother’s early guidance.

His Tangelo Park and Parramore

programs provide support from preschool

to post-secondary education

in at-risk Orlando communities. The

Harris Rosen Foundation recently

awarded 20 scholarships to

students living in Tangelo Park who

graduated from Dr. Phillips High

School, including three full scholarships

to Rollins College.

Since 1993, Rosen has provided

his associates with low-cost, comprehensive

health care, known as

Rosencare. In 2012, he expanded

the program with the free-standing

Rosen Medical Center. He considers

his staff “family” and takes

care of them. He says the plan could

be a template for an American

health care system.

From his second-story office in the

original Quality Inn, Rosen is making

plans to add rooms to two of his

eight properties. Planned additions

to the 1334-room Rosen Centre

and 1501-room Rosen Shingle

Creek will increase the company’s

total hotel rooms to more than 7,700.

Even so, he has never forgotten

his humble beginnings on the Lower

East Side. Several of his hotel restaurants

and venues bear the names

of his ancestors. For example, the

lobby bar at Rosen Centre is called

“Sam and Bubbe’s” and is named

for his grandparents on his mother’s

side. It features a “nosh” menu, serving

the best matzo ball soup, blintzes

and chopped liver outside of

Manhattan.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ award-winning hotels include

Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn, Rosen Inn

at Pointe Orlando, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista,

Midpointe Hotel, Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and

Rosen Shingle Creek. For more information, visit

www.rosenhotels.com. ª


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Growing older is not the tragedy some would have us believe. The average

person’s lifespan is 79 years, meaning that after age 40, there are many more

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n Cobblestone

Nancy

DeVault of

Cobblestone

in Winter

Garden is

promoted to

editor-at-large

for

AmeriDisability.

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DeVault was promoted to editor-atlarge

of AmeriDisability, an online

platform based in Central Florida

and serving audiences nationwide. In

collaboration with Publisher Sheila

Mahan, Nancy is charged with creating

new digital content, overseeing

the company’s website transition, and

aspects of strategic marketing and

social media. Prior to this role, she

worked as a contributing writer for

the publication, in addition to other

media outlets. With 20 years of communications

experience, Nancy has

held positions in radio, TV, print and

digital media. Her work spans a wide

range of topics, including charity, disability,

food, health, lifestyle, parenting,

relationships and travel. She has

also worked as a public relations consultant

for the disability, health/medical

and nonprofit sectors, where she

earned three industry awards from the

Florida Public Relations Association.

n Dr. Phillips

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

The Austin McWhite Foundation,

in association with the U.S. Army,

completed its first Stay Humble Stay

Hungry boot camp. The foundation

was established in honor of the memory

of 2nd Lt. Austin McWhite,

who was killed July 18, 2018.

“The boot camp highlighted

Austin’s love for fitness and a healthy

and humble lifestyle,” said Sha’ron

Cooley McWhite, Austin’s mother

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The memory

of Austin

McWhite of

Dr. Phillips

is kept alive

through the

Austin McWhite

Foundation.

and a Dr. Phillips resident for more

than 20 years. “He exercised daily

and listened to motivational speakers

to stay focused and encouraged

as he pursued his dream

of attaining a commercial pilot’s

license.”

Along with Sha’ron; her husband,

Theo; and their daughter, Saudia

George, more than 50 family

members, friends and supporters

participated in the event. This past

Mother’s Day, Sha’ron offered her

gratitude for the support that has

been shown to her family.

“Our family has lost a beloved son,

but on this Mother’s Day, we humbly

offer heartfelt gratitude to all who

have circled the wagons around us,

the surviving family of Austin Theo

McWhite, 2nd lieutenant, United

States Army. To the first responders,

who endeavored to save my son’s

life at the crash scene; to the United

States Army, which has proven beyond

doubt ‘This We’ll Defend’; to

my immediate family; my extended

family; my friends; my coworkers;

my sorority sisters of Delta Sigma

Theta Inc.; my church family; and to

Austin’s seemingly endless community

of friends and supporters, we say

thank you.”

n Eden Isle

Eden Isle resident Andrew

Foran received a Bachelor of

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systems from the University

of Alabama during the school’s recent

commencement ceremony. He

graduated summa cum laude and

earned the privilege of wearing a

red cap, worn by graduates with

a GPA of 4.0 or higher. Andrew

also was named to the Dean’s List

or President’s List every semester

of college and received an award

for finishing in the top 10% of his

Andrew Foran of Eden Isle graduates

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program. He will be working as a

technology consultant with Ernst &

Young in Orlando.

n MetroWest

Three MetroWest communities recently

achieved Crime Free Certification,

for which the MetroWest

Master Association held a celebration

at MetroWest Golf Club.

The communities of Goldelm

at MetroWest, Indigo West

and Vista Verde join the eight

other MetroWest communities that

earned Crime Free Certifications in

2018. Those were Alvista Metro-

West, Amara at MetroWest,

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Condominium Association,

Horizons at Stonebridge

Place, The Residences at

Veranda Park, Stonebridge

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Several other MetroWest

communities also are working toward

the certification.

n Windermere

Sarah Simpson of Windermere

was inducted as a new member

of the Tau Sigma National Honor

Society at McKendree University.

Sarah is a senior business administration

major. Tau Sigma recognizes

and promotes academic excellence

and involvement of transfer students

and provides opportunities to earn

scholarships, attend leadership conferences,

take leadership positions

at the university, and serve others.

She is also a new member of

Chapter 292 of the Phi Kappa Phi

national honor society. Founded in

1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s

oldest, largest and most selective alldiscipline

honor society, with only

the top percentage of students eligible

for membership.

n Winter Garden

Local residents were able to meet

the artists participating in the current

Winter Garden exhibit during

an open reception held at city hall.

The city’s Artists Call was answered

with a lobby filled with art that reflects

the community’s garden landscapes.

Using different mediums

and subject matter, artists showcased

gardens located in Winter

Garden for the Art in Public Places

exhibit, which runs through June 28

in the city hall lobby.

n Et Al

Juniors in Girl Scout Troop 4630

spent months creating enrichment

toys for the tigers at Central Florida

Animal Reserve and teaching their

peers about the need to preserve

the endangered species. The project

earned the girls their Bronze awards.

They delivered the toys to the reserve.

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Tiger enrichment toys lead to Bronze Awards for the Juniors in Girl Scout Troop 4630.

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held a

30-year anniversary celebration for

Associates in Dermatology. WOCC

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Shepherd’s Hope officials appointed

Southwest resident Pamela

Gould president and CEO. In

her new role, Pamela facilitates

underinsured. With more than 30

years of executive experience in the

health care, hospitality and entertainment

industries, Pamela guides

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resident

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programs for both profit and nonprofit

entities, including Health

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Health, Dave’s House, Island One

Foundation and West Orange

Chamber of Commerce.

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West Orange Chamber of Commerce members celebrate the 30th anniversary of Associates in Dermatology, which boasts offices in

15 Central Florida locations.

member businesses. For more information

about WOCC, call 407-656-

1304 or visit wochamber.com.

innovative initiatives for the nonprofit’s

programs, services and partnerships

to continue the organization’s

mission to provide access to free

health care for the uninsured and

Shepherd’s Hope’s strategic growth,

focusing on fundraising, community

partnerships, program development

and supporter engagement. She has

developed and managed successful

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n Bay Lake Elementary

What do old clothing, a butterfly

memorial garden, and paper

recycling have in common? They

are examples of environmental

projects that engaged 2018-19

students in hands-on, authentic

learning that broadened their

understanding of “being green.”

The Green Schools Recognition

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Green School Rewards Program,

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sponsor, Waste Reduction, City

of Orlando. Bay Lake Elementary

also earned $500 for operating

11% more energy-efficient than

the district goal and achieved the

highest level of sustainability —

school of excellence.

n Westbrooke

Elementary

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First-graders at Westbooke

Elementary explored Gatorland during

a recent field trip. The 2018-19

students learned about the many animals

that are homed there, as well

as their habitats. They also got closeups

of alligators, snakes, turtles,

birds and more.

Westbrooke

Elementary’s 2018-19

first-graders go on a

field trip to Gatorland.

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Westbrooke Elementary’s 2018-19

Disney Dreamers and Doers winner.

Arianna was a fifth-grader and

honor roll student in Mrs. Haynes’

class. A representative of the school

said, “Not only does [Arianna] give

back to her community, but she

[was] a leader amongst her peers

on campus.”

n Windermere Elementary

Team members from The Spa

at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

visited Windermere Elementary

during the 2018-19 Teacher

Appreciation Week. Spa therapists

Stephany Collins and Eduardo

Nazario offered complimentary

chair massages to the teachers

and staff members of the school.

Several of the resort’s staff have

children who attend WES, including

Charles Fisher, resort manager;

Alan Reichbart, director

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director of public relations.

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n Et Al

A group of 2018-

19 Orlando Science

School students competed

in the first-ever World

Robotics Championship

that was held in Houston.

The FRC 4013 Clockwork

Mania team earned the

spot by competing in two

regional tournaments — the Rocket

City Regional Tournament in Huntsville,

Alabama, and the Bayou Regional

Tournament in New Orleans. With a

focus on discovering new skills by using

creativity to solve problems, the

group earned an Imagery Award

and a Chairman’s Award at the regional

competitions. Southwest-area

residents who competed on the team

were Alero Adegoroye, Ahad Ali,

ensemble, outstanding orchestra

and outstanding technical achievement.

Students who earned awards

attend Dr. Phillips High, The First

Academy, West Orange High,

Windermere Preparatory

School and Windermere High.

For a full list of winners, visit

drphillipscenter.org/applauseawards.

Stephany Collins and Eduardo Nazario of The

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando give free chair

massages to Windermere Elementary teachers and staff

members for the 2018-19 Teacher Appreciation Week.

n Windy Ridge School

Windy Ridge School holds a dance for its 2018-19 eighth-graders at Windermere Town Hall.

n Dr. Phillips High

Dr. Phillips High School teacher Cherreka Garner (far left), Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips

President Colin Galloway (third from right), and former DPHS Principal Bill Spoone (center)

co-present awards to 2018-19 DPHS students (l. to r.) Natalie Greszczak, Naomi Alexis,

Nicole Tsai and Doyoung Ahn. Not pictured: student Kaye Do.

The 2018-19 FRC 4013 Clockwork Mania Team of Orlando Science School competes in the first World Robotics

Championship.

Aashrith Beesabat huni, Micah

Borrero, Minh Le, Keshan Persaud,

Pierce Simons-Tully, David and Jim

Varley, and Jaden Yun.

Musical theater students from 21

local high schools received 2018-

19 Applause Awards from the Dr.

Phillips Center of Performing Arts for

their performances. Nine of those

schools, including Dr. Phillips

High and Windermere High,

received the highest honors for outstanding

musical. Dr. Phillips High

also won awards for outstanding

When it comes to vaccinations, officials

at the Florida Department of

Health in Orange County urge parents

to prepare their children for the next

school year now. From July 22 through

Aug. 4, the Florida Department of

Health in Orange County will host

free immunization events for OCPS

students and children at the West

Oaks Mall in Ocoee. Parents can

vaccinate their children and obtain the

DH 680 form at the event. Children

must be accompanied by an adult

family member or legal guardian to

receive immunizations. If not, a notarized

permission form, signed by the

parent or legal guardian, must be presented

before services are rendered.

Parents also can use their medical

homes or private doctors to have their

children vaccinated and avoid the

last-minute back-to-school rush and the

long lines. For more information, visit

orange.floridahealth.gov.

Christ The King Lutheran

Preschool had many Easter celebrations

in their classrooms. The children

all participated in Easter-egg


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celebration of the holiday.

Congratulations to Kaylan Patel

of Windermere Preparatory

School for winning the Florida State

Geography Bee for the second year

in a row! He competed against more

than 600,000 students from the state

of Florida to earn the title of state

champion. The win qualified Kaylan

to represent Florida at the 2019

National Geographic Bee that was

held in Washington, D.C., last month.

Kaylan advanced to the semifinal

round and finished in the top 10.

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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

is offering opportunities to play at

two prestigious, private courses

this month. The Golden Bear Junior

Open will take place June 17 at The

Golden Bear Club at Keene’s

Pointe. The Lake Nona Junior Open

will be held June 26 and June 27 at

the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.

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Orlando Sports Foundation officials

said the 2019 Cure Bowl will

be played at Orlando City Stadium

on Dec. 21. It will be the first nonsoccer

sporting event to take place

at Orlando City Stadium since its

opening in March 2017. The fifth annual

football game will air on CBS

Sports Network.

In its first four years, the Cure Bowl

has been used as a platform to raise

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$3.6 million for the Breast Cancer

Research Foundation. The Orlando

community has benefited from the

funds generated at the game with

local BCRF researcher Dr. Annette

Khaled of the University of Central

Florida College of Medicine receiving

more than $1.1 million of the

funds distributed.

The Cure Bowl features a matchup

between teams from the American

Athletic and Sun Belt conferences.

There is also a secondary tie-in with

independent Liberty University. The

annual postseason college-bowl

game was played the previous four

seasons at Camping World Stadium.

For more information, visit www.

curebowl.com.

Holy Family Catholic School

held its Family Fun Night 2019, an

compiled by Lauren Salinero

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As part of Holy Family Catholic

School's Family Fun Night 2019, the Rev.

Benjamin throws the first pitch during a

Major League Baseball game.

annual event that encourages families

to spend quality time together, at

ESPN’s Wide World of Sports for a

baseball game of the Detroit Tigers

vs. the Atlanta Braves. The evening

included watching the Atlanta Braves

warm up and practice, HFCS’s choir

performing the national anthem, and

the Rev. Benjamin throwing the first

pitch.

As the event took place during Lent,

Sister Dorothy Sayers was thrilled

to find the venue offered Lent Fridayfriendly

options such as shrimp, fish

tacos, and fish and chips.

“What could be more American

than sharing baseball and a beautiful

evening with our families?” Sister

Sayers asked. “We were so blessed

to have absolutely beautiful weather

for our Family Fun Night 2019. It was

truly an amazing evening.”

Representatives of The Crown

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Central Florida’s premier celebrity

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raised $306,000 for Give Kids The

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families. More than 170 participants

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two-day classic, which kicked off

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third year for the fundraiser, which

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Tony Williams, athletic director

at SunRidge Middle School,

was recognized for his hard work

and dedication to the school’s

sports program with a field bearing

his name. SRMS’s PTSO and

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“We wanted to recognize coach

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spends after school and on weekends

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Florida League’s 2019 regular

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n Charities/Fundraisers

June 21 — Celebrating Independence Gala

The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave.,

Winter Park, hosts Center for Independent Living’s

Celebrating Independence Gala, including a silent

auction, key raffle, photo booth, dinner, a cocktail

hour, dessert, complimentary beer and wine, and the

presentation of the Beverly Chapman Legacy Award.

Time: 6:30 p.m. Cost: $115, with proceeds benefiting

Center for Independent Living. To reserve a

room for the evening, visit www.thealfondinn.com.

A discounted room rate is available by entering the

code “Independence” in the group code box. For

more information, call Brittany, 407-623-1070, ext.

5534; or email bpilcher@cilorlando.org.

n Classes/Programs

Ongoing — Group Fitness Classes

AdventHealth Wellness Center Orlando,

2520 N. Orange Ave., Suite 101, Orlando,

invites the public to participate in a variety of

group classes, including 30-minute express

lunchtime sessions, BodyPump, dance, yoga,

tai chi, Zumba and more. Group fitness classes

are included in all memberships, and $5

day passes are available. For more information,

visit www.adventhealth.com/hospital/

adventhealth-orlando/wellness-center-orlando.

Through June 22 — Chicago-Style

Steppin’ Lessons

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County

invites the public to “Step Into Your Best Life” with

free Chicago-style steppin’ lessons. The closest

location to Southwest Orlando is West Oaks Mall,

9401 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, with the Standing

Ovation Talent Group. Time: Saturdays from

3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 407-

858-1400; to register, visit www.eventbrite.com

and search for “Step Into Your Best Life.”

Through Oct. 2 — Entertainment Design

Exhibit

The Bush Lobby at Orlando Repertory Theatre,

1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts You

Mean Sort of Like This? The Entertainment

Design World (or Process) of Cindy White,

an exhibit of entertainment design work. For

more information, call 407-896-7365, email

info@orlandorep.com or visit orlandorep.com.

June 11, 18 & 25 — Stitching-Group

Gatherings

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.

n Events/Performances

Through June 30 — House Of Blues

Bourbon Fest

House of Blues Orlando Restaurant & Bar, 1490

E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, hosts

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

the House of Blues Bourbon Fest, a celebration

of all things bourbon, including cocktail

specials, bourbon flights and special events

like National Bourbon Day, the Smokehouse

Smokeout and a Father’s Day Bourbon and

Blues Brunch. Times and costs vary. For

more information, call 407-934-2583 or visit

www.houseofblues.com/orlando.

Through Aug. 25 — Precious Pollinators

Art Exhibition

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens,

633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park, hosts Precious

Pollinators, an art exhibition presented by the

Central Florida Watercolor Society and including

art surrounding one of the world’s most

important natural resources — the bee and

other pollinators. Time: Tuesday-Saturday from

10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For

more information, call 407-647-6294 or visit

polasek.org.

Through Sept. 22 — Love Speaks

Exhibition

To commemorate the third annual remembrance

of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016,

the Orange County Regional History Center, 65

E. Central Blvd., Orlando, hosts Love Speaks:

Artistic Response to the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy,

a fully bilingual exhibition. From June 10-14,

the museum’s education department presents

a variety of family and children’s activities to

promote understanding and healing. Time:

Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and

Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Admission is free

from June 8-16. For more information, visit

thehistorycenter.org.

June 8 — Summer Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Winter Garden hosts the Summer

Sidewalk Sale & Live Music event, including sale

racks and tables on the sidewalks along scenic

historic downtown, free raffles at select merchants,

and live outdoor musical performances throughout

the day. Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Parking is free.

For more information, participating merchants

and special discounts, visit www.cwgdn.com or

www.facebook.com/events/1252472718233671.

June 14 & 15 — Symphonic Broadway

Concerts

Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter

Park, hosts performances of Central Florida

Community Arts’ Symphonic Broadway, performed

by the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra.

Time: Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2

p.m. and 7 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $15

at the door, free for children 12-younger.

For more information or to purchase tickets,

call 407-937-1800, ext. 170; or visit

cfcarts.com/symphonicbroadway.

June 14, Aug. 16 & Oct. 4 — Harry’s Sip

& Savor Series

As part of the Harry’s Sip & Savor Series, Harry’s

Poolside Bar & Grill in the Rosen Centre, 9840

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International Drive, Orlando, hosts the following

events: June 14, a summertime showcase

of signature spirits and cocktails paired with a

menu; Aug. 16, beers from Central 28 Beer Co.

in DeBary paired with an eclectic menu; and

Oct. 4, signature spirits and cocktails, featuring

Jameson Irish Whiskey, Smooth Ambler Bourbon

and Monkey 47 Gin, are paired with multiple

courses, celebrating autumn. Seating is limited,

so reservations are required. Cost: $60 per event,

which includes complimentary valet parking but

doesn’t include tax and gratuity. For more information

or to RSVP, call 407-996-3970 or visit

harryspoolside.com.

June 15 — Cruz ‘N Car Show

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Downtown Winter Garden hosts the Cruz ‘n Car

Show, when all makes and models line the historic

streets. Time: 4-8 p.m. This is a free and fun event

for everyone in the family.

June 22 — Mega Food Truck Rally

Downtown Clermont hosts its Mega Food Truck Rally,

with 30 food trucks on-site. Time: 4-9 p.m. Admission

is free. For more information, call 352-617-8788 or

visit www.clermontdowntownpartnership.com.

n Father’s Day Dining

June 12-17 — Father’s Day Dining Special

Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal

Blvd., Orlando, offers a Father’s Day dining

special, during which Dad can dine

for free with the purchase of one entree.

Choose either the fine-dining Italian bistro

Cala Bella restaurant or the signature steakhouse

A Land Remembered. Reservations

are required. Time: 5:30-10 p.m. For more

information, call 407-996-3663 or visit

www.rosenshinglecreek.com/fathersday.

June 16 — Dads & Little Ones Dine Free

Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700

International Drive, Orlando, hosts Dads and

Little Ones Dine Free, during which Dad can be

celebrated with a free entree, and up to two children

can receive a complimentary meal from the

kids menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

Reservations are required. Time: 5-10 p.m. To make

reservations, visit rosenplaza.com/fathersday.

For more information, call 407-996-9702, email

sales@rosenplaza.com or visit www.rosenplaza.com.

June 16 — Father’s Day Picnic Buffet

Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at the Rosen Centre

Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, hosts

a Father’s Day picnic buffet, including a spiced

shrimp boil, smoked island tropical chicken,

smoked spare ribs and a Harry’s Mancave dessert

station. Each dad gets one complimentary

craft beer with his paid meal. Reservations are

required. Time: noon-6 p.m. Cost: $35.95, adults;

$16.95, children 4-12, plus tax and gratuity.

Complimentary valet or self-parking is included.

For more information or to RSVP, call 407-996-

3970 or visit www.rosencentre.com.

n Fourth of July

Celebrations

July 3 — Red Hot & Boom

Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs hosts

the annual Red Hot & Boom, including live musical

performances, food vendors and a fireworks

show. Alcohol, glass containers, coolers on

wheels, coolers more than 2 feet by 2 feet, and

pets are not permitted. Time: 4-11 p.m. Fireworks

begin at 9:30 p.m. Event parking is available

at the Altamonte Mall and surrounding areas.

For more information, call 407-571-8863 or visit

www.altamonte.org/925/event-details.

July 4 — MetroWest Music Works

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road,

Orlando, hosts the MetroWest Music Works, a

free family-fun event that includes exhibitors,

music, food and fireworks. Time: 6-10 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For

more information, call 407-601-5995 or visit

metrowestcommunity.com.

July 4 — Fireworks At The Fountain

Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, 512

E. Washington St., Orlando, hosts the annual

Fireworks at the Fountain, including a kids play

area, live music, beer garden, food and beverages

available for purchase, and a fireworks

display. Time: 4-10 p.m. Admission is free. For

more information, call Emily, 407-246-2728.

July 4 — Independence Day Open House

& Celebration

At this year’s Fourth of July celebration at The

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American

Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, visitors

can visit the museum free of charge. The city

event, which takes place in Central Park, includes

family activities, live patriotic music by the Bach

Festival Choir, and food vendors. It is also free.

Time: The open house is from 9:30 a.m.-4

p.m., and the city event is from 9 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call 407-645-5311 or visit

www.morsemuseum.org.

July 6 — Red, White & Blues On The Plaza

Centennial Plaza in downtown Winter Garden, 101

W. Plant St., hosts Red, White & Blues on the Plaza,

featuring a live musical performance by the Grimes

Alley Blues Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring

chairs. Time: 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information,

call 407-656-4111 or visit www.cwgdn.com.

n Miscellaneous

Through July 15 — Free Admission Offer

SeaWorld Orlando offers free admission for U.S.

military personnel and their families through July

15, 2019. The offer is part of SeaWorld Parks

& Entertainment’s Waves of Honor program that

salutes active-duty military members, veterans and

their families. Since its launch in 2005, more than

10 million guests have enjoyed free admission

through the program. For more information, visit

www.wavesofhonor.com.

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June 15 — Art Submission Deadline

As part of its Take pArt Festival of the Arts, St. Luke’s

United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland

Road, Orlando, has issued a call for local artists to

submit their artwork for display in the Fine Art Gallery

at the church. This year’s theme is “Togetherness.”

Anyone interested in participating should email

digital images of their artwork, preferably in JPEG

format, to dleonard@st.lukes.org by June 15, 2019.

All artists are encouraged to submit two pieces of

artwork in the same email with “Fine Art Gallery

Submissions” in the subject line. Artists will be notified

if their work was accepted by June 21. For

more details, email dleonard@st.lukes.org or visit

st.lukes.org/takepart.

June 18 — State Of The City Address

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyers invites the community

to the 2019 State of the City Address in

the DeVos Family Room of the Dr. Phillips Center

for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.,

Orlando. Time: 10:30 a.m. (Please arrive at least

20 minutes early.) Parking is available in the City

Commons parking garage at 460 Boone Ave.,

between Anderson and South streets. Parking validation

stickers are provided. If unable to attend,

live and encore presentations will be available

online at orlando.gov/soc.

July 12 — Photo Submission Deadline

Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board seeks photographs

that capture the beauty of Orlando’s

historic structures that contain the quintessential

Florida architectural style of the Mediterranean

Revival. In order for photos to qualify, subject

matter should be of structures that are at least

50 years old and be within city of Orlando

limits. A $100 honorarium is awarded to each

photographer whose picture is selected for the

2020 Historic Preservation Board Calendar.

Submissions must be delivered or postmarked

by 5 p.m. on July 12, 2019, and up to three

photographs per photographer can be submitted.

Pictures must be black and white. For more

information, including what info needs to be on

the back of each photo, call Richard Forbes, 407-

246-3350; or Heather Bonds, 407-246-3416;

or visit cityoforlando.net/calendarcontest2020.

n Networking/Clubs

Ongoing — Members Wanted

The West Orange Women seeks women of

all ages to join its group for fun, friendship

and philanthropy. Members can participate

in more than 20 activity groups and attend a

monthly charity luncheon. For more information,

call Mary Borgan, 407-929-3030; or

visit www.westorangewomen.com.

June 11 — Skal International Orlando

Meeting

The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave.,

Winter Park, hosts a Skal International Orlando

meeting, featuring Betsy Gardner, president/

CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce,

as guest speaker. For more information, email

rossmburke@aol.com.

June 11, 18 & 25 — Toastmasters Meetings

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall,

4100 McKinnon Road, Windermere, hosts

Windermere Toastmasters Club No. 4662754

meetings. Attendees learn to develop their oral

communication and leadership skills in a supportive

and positive learning environment. Time:

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

www.windermeretoastmasters.org.

June 12, 19 & 26 — Toastmasters Meetings

The Florida Turnpike Headquarters Building No.

5315 in the Turkey Lake Service Area on Florida’s

Turnpike at Mile Marker 263, hosts Turnpike

Toastmasters meetings. Guests must check in

at the reception desk for meeting access. Time:

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

visit 2362.toastmastersclubs.org.

June 12 & 26 — Horizon West

Networking Group Meetings

Orlando Health Emergency Room and

Medical Pavilion, Second Floor, Center for

Health Improvement, 17000 Porter Road,

Winter Garden, hosts meetings of West

Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Horizon

West Networking Group. Time: 8-9 a.m.

Meetings are free for WOCC members and

exclusive to one person per industry. For

more information, email Tina Zernickow,

tzernickow@axiombanking.com.

June 13 & 27 — Thursday Networking

Group Meetings

Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, 7000 Dr. Phillips Blvd.,

Orlando, hosts meetings of West Orange

Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday Networking

Group. Time: 8-9 a.m. Meetings are free for

WOCC members and exclusive to two business

members per industry. For more information, email

Marc Jablon, marc@imaginethatpromo.com.

June 21 — CSI Meeting

The Barrel and Keg Room at Top10 Brewing Co.,

1010 Virginia Drive, Orlando, hosts a meeting

of CSI Greater Orlando. Drinks and appetizers

are available, and registration is requested.

Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for members, $20

for nonmembers. For more information, visit

csigreaterorlando.org.

June 25 — Southwest Book Club Meeting

The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255

Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a Southwest

Book Club meeting to discuss this month’s

selection of An American Marriage by Tayari

Jones. Time: 7 p.m. Anyone 18-older is welcome,

and registration is not required. For

more information, call 407-835-7323 or

email southwest@ocls.info.

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