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LIVING WELL

The heartbeat of the community

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ORLANDO BULLETIN

August 5 — 18, 2021 | Since 1986

Back to

School 2021


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE BUSINESS CORNER .................................................................... 5

BACK TO SCHOOL 2021 .................................................................. 6

SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................... 9

BUSINESS PROFILE .......................................................................... 11

Feel and Look Your Best! / Naturally You Med Spa

Visit Royal for the best quality and best priced plants!

SOUTHWEST SPORTS SEEN ............................................................. 13

Winter Garden League i9 Sports

SOUTHWEST SOCIAL SEEN ............................................................. 14

Art After Dark

LIVING WELL ................................................................................... 15

Health Strategies To Get You Moving!

Warm Weather Wellness

Options in Medicare Coverage

Skin Care Backed by Science

For Excellent Dermatological Care

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 26

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 29

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 30

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Volume XXXV, No. 19

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CHURCH

RESORT/HOTEL

A new church is coming to

Southwest Orlando. Nations

Church is an evangelistically oriented,

discipleship-focused family

church led by Daniel Kolenda,

evangelist and president of Christ for

all Nations. Join Eddie James, Eric

Gilmour, Jenny Weaver and many

others Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the

Hilton Hotel on Destination Parkway

for an amazing new church launch.

Kids ministry will be provided for children

from birth through fifth grade.

Nations Church meets at Olympia

High School on Sundays at 9 a.m.

and 11 a.m. For more information

or to sign up for updates, visit www.

wearenations.church.

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2021

Children’s thoughts across Southwest Orlando are inevitably turning to

the first day of school. The school year, which begins Aug. 10 for public

schools, is only a few days away, and students and their families can get

a jump-start by preparing now. The beginning of school is an exciting time,

but many parents are still worried about what the coming year may hold.

Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 24th annual Back to School section provides

a comprehensive look at a variety of school-related topics. In the

following articles, area experts offer insights into different concerns often

brought about by the start of a new school year. For students, there

are articles about preparing for a return to school. For parents, there are

tips for choosing the right school and getting ready for the upcoming

academic year.

• The Right School for Your

Family

by Casey Vaughn, Creative Marketing Manager

The First Academy

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thefirstacademy.org

When evaluating the variety of educational

options in the Central Florida

community, it’s important to know

what is most important for the education

of your child as well as their overall

well-being. Here are questions to

ask when considering a new school

this fall:

• How does the school excel in academics

and beyond? Does the school

equip students to excel at the collegiate

level? You should look for a school that

not only prepares students for college

but also puts a premium on the academic

success of every student, focusing

on wisdom beyond scholarship and

social-emotional well-being. Research

the academic mile markers and opportunities

for your child, from early childhood

testing to his or her senior thesis.

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• What is the school’s culture?

From laughter on the playground

to deep conversations in the classroom,

how are students developing,

socializing and excelling? Examine

how the school’s teachers grow a

healthy culture in their classrooms,

developing character and participation.

How does the school’s mission

prepare children for life as

leaders in today’s society? It should

be interwoven into the fabric of

the school’s culture, education and

experience.

• How does the school commit to

your child’s development and wellbeing?

Does the school work to support

and grow your whole child? A

successful, independent school will

not only put a priority on academics

but will provide opportunities for

growth and success in athletics, fine

arts, extracurriculars, leadership, enrichment

and more. Students should

have opportunities to grow spiritually

and socially. In a private Christian

school, its faith should be the thread

that runs from the football fields to the

whiteboard.

While some families will choose a

private school solely on data, finding

the right private school goes beyond

facts. When you step on a school’s

campus, you should feel the facts

come to life.

• Digital Detox

by Tami Murphy, Curriculum Coordinator

Holy Family Catholic School

407-876-9344

www.hfcschool.com

We all know that during the summer

months and especially during the

pandemic, parents and children have

spent more time than ever before on

electronic devices. As we prepare to

go back to school, here are some hints

to help ease the transition with a digital

detox:

• Cut back on screen time. (No

more than 10 minutes per age per day

up to age 6. Through the teen years,

no more than two hours per day.)

• Any device that uses the internet

should only be used in common

areas of the house. Children’s rooms

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should be free of phones, tablets and

computers.

• Make sure privacy settings are

being utilized. Keep in mind, each

app on your child’s device has its own

set of privacy settings.

• No personal information should be

shared in usernames and passwords.

• Keep all posts light, bright, polite

and private.

Digital detox can help parents and

children alike as they prepare for their

more demanding school year schedules.

Have a great 2021-22 school year!

• Tips to Ease Into the School Year

submitted by Windermere Preparatory Admissions

Team

Windermere Preparatory School

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info@windermereprep.com • windermereprep.com

Worried about the transition from

summer to fall? To help streamline fall

chaos, use the following tips to start off

the new school year off right:

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• Attend planned events such as orientation

and meet the teacher to give your

child an opportunity to “break the ice”

from the start. Your child will feel more

comfortable with his or her new and future

peers, teachers and classroom.

• Plan play dates with new and current

friends to stay connected. Ask your

school about school play date events

and/or new parent connections prior to

the first day of school.

• Invest time to review the school's

supply list and make plans to purchase

the items with your child. Empowering

your child to pick and choose the items

from the list creates excitement.

• Plan ahead and ease into the routine

a few weeks ahead of time. Start

setting the alarm clock a little earlier

each day until you are at the time your

children will need to be up for school.

• End the summer with a fun family activity

such as a beach day, bowling, water

park or something that your children

have been wanting to do all summer.

While it’s always hard to get back into

the school routine, it’s easiest if you plan

ahead and communicate with your children

as much as possible so they know

exactly what to expect the first few days of

school. Once the first day is done and everyone

has survived, go out for ice cream

or dinner to celebrate the new school year.

• The Many Benefits of Private

Schools

by Joseph Cioffi, Marketing Director (Tilden Road)

Foundation Academy

407-614-1780 (Orlando) • 407-877-2744 or

407-656-3677 (Winter Garden)

www.foundationacademy.net

Enrolling your child in a private school

can have great benefits. From an enhanced,

rigorous academic curriculum to

athletics and fine arts programs, private

schools come with a wealth of unique opportunities

for students. Private schools

also offer opportunities for parents and

families to get involved by volunteering for

outreach events and parental programs to

support the school and its mission.

If you’re considering a private school

for your student’s education, you may

have questions about the different

benefits, costs and opportunities available

at a private school.

SCHOOL EVENT

• Foundation Academy invites

the community to experience what

Orange County

Public Schools 2021-22 Student Calendar

Aug. 10

Sept. 6

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

Oct. 29

Nov. 22-26

Dec. 17

Dec. 20-31

Jan. 3

Jan. 17

Feb. 21

March 10

March 11

March 14-18

May 25

makes it one of Central Florida’s top

private Christian schools. Its preview

events take place Oct. 16, Nov. 13,

Jan. 22 and March 5. Since 1958,

FA has partnered with families and

the church to build a foundation

for life. For more information, visit

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First day of school

Holiday

End of first marking period

Holiday

Holiday

Thanksgiving Break

End of second marking period

Winter Break

Holiday

Holiday

Holiday

End of third marking period

Holiday

Spring Break

End of fourth marking period/

Last day of school


n Dr. Phillips High

Members of Dr. Phillips High’s

2020-21 Interact Club attended

a Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips

SCHOOL NEWS

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compiled by Lauren Salinero

(L. to r.) Rachel

Jost, Niki Mallu,

Ricky Liu,

Mrs. Garner, Zineb

Elmeani and Mia

Wolman of Dr.

Phillips High’s Interact

Club speak to the

Rotary Club of

Dr. Phillips.

times and had been to five different

schools, forcing him to grow up

quickly and make new friends often.

After so many moves, Logan’s mom

decided she didn’t want to uproot

her kids’ lives anymore, which could

have meant separating their family.

Everything changed when Logan’s

math teacher at the time recommended

FLVS. Without online education

at FLVS, Logan believes that his

family would have been separated.

But now, they are closer than ever.

Logan also found confidence in himself

and discovered his passion — forensic

science — which he will be

studying at the University of Central

Florida this fall. He even helped

other students transition to online

learning during the beginning of the

pandemic and helped tutor FLVS students

in math.

meeting to inform Rotary members

about a job-shadowing program

the club was promoting. Club sponsor

Mrs. Garner was joined by

students Zineb Elmeani, Rachel

Jost, Ricky Liu, Niki Mallu and

Mia Wolman.

• Michelle Lea Nye, assistant

principal at Oak Hill Elementary.

• Debra Lynn Turner, assistant

principal at Sunset Park

Elementary.

• Chivas Latrae Coner, assistant

principal at Gotha Middle.

• Amanda Jenkins and Erin

Verhelst-Wagner, assistant principals

at Ocoee High.

Virtual School’s largest graduating

class this past spring. Logan attended

FLVS full-time and graduated with

a 4.0. He grew up in a military family.

By the time he was in fifth grade,

Logan had already moved seven

Orange County Public Schools received

recognition for its innovative

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Dr. Phillips High 2020-21 seniors (l. to r.) Jewel Starkey, Alayna Ruggiero, Kaley

Duong, Guytchell Paul and Aaliyah Christian receive Bill Spoone scholarships from the

Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips.

WE THINK BEYOND TRADITIONAL EDUCATION

TO TRANSFORM LEARNING

n Et Al

Orange County Public Schools

officials announced several administrative

personnel changes for the

upcoming school year. Among them

are the following:

• Nybria Sade Avion Johnson,

assistant principal at Dr. Phillips

High.

Windermere resident Logan

Landreth was part of Florida

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implementation and use of educational

technology. The International

Society for Technology Education

selected OCPS as an ISTE

Distinguished District Award. The

award honors districts that demonstrate

effectiveness and innovation

in the use of educational technology;

ensure equitable, accessible

and appropriate learning opportunities

aimed at improving outcomes

and increasing engagement for all

students; and exhibit a progressive

mindset when it comes to challenges

in education and embrace new

ideas and act on them.

For the first time since 2009, Orange

County Public Schools will open two

high schools at once for the 2021-

22 academic year. Horizon High

and Lake Buena Vista High will

relieve overcrowding in rapidly growing

southwest Orange County, adding

about 5,500 seats of high school

capacity in the nation’s eighth-largest

school district. Both schools held

sneak peeks Aug. 2. An additional

school, Water Spring Middle,

will open temporarily in a wing of

Horizon High this month while a permanent

campus is being built.

Officials of the National Merit

Scholarship Corp. announced college-sponsored

merit scholarship

winners for the following 2020-21

seniors:

• Ahad Ansari of Lake

Highland Preparatory School,

National Merit University of Central

Florida Scholarship.

• Sara Belal and Simran

Ghulldu of Dr. Phillips High,

National Merit University of Central

Florida Scholarships.

• Evan Dodge of West Orange

High, National Merit University of

Central Florida Scholarship.

• Isabel Johnson of Windermere

High, National Merit

University of Florida Scholarship.

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Southwest

Orlando

Teacher of

the Month

Congratulations to Southwest

Orlando Bulletin June 2021 Teacher

of the Month Amy Cline of The

First Academy.

“Miss Cline is incredible and makes

learning fun! She uses music to help

the kids learn new concepts in the

classroom by playing the piano and

guitar for her students. Our child loves

singing with her and has learned so

much this school year [2020-21]. Miss

Cline is also so kind and understanding

and has been supportive with our

child’s learning differences. She leads

by example, with service before self,

and teaches her students about ways

to show kindness and love inside and

outside of the classroom. Not only is

our child learning to read and write

and receiving an amazing education,

he is also learning good citizenship.

We adore Miss Cline and feel she is

an outstanding educator. We could

not have asked for a better teacher

for our child.”

Congratulations to Southwest

Orlando Bulletin July 2021 Teacher

of the Month Kelly Barton of

Lake Whitney Elementary.

“She has done an amazing job with

keeping the kiddos engaged and also

letting the kids who returned to inperson

adjust back to the classroom

after being home. My son was used

to moving a lot when in his own room

attending virtually, and she’s found

ways for him to burn off his energy in

a non-disruptive way. He was worried

about going back, as he liked being

at home, but he also really wanted to

be with kids again. She is very calm,

keeps the kids interested in school, is

kind and keeps me informed as a parent,

as well. My son has excelled in her

class, getting straight A’s (which didn’t

happen previously). She makes learning

fun, and I’m amazed at what he’s

retaining in science and social studies.

He finds the subjects very interesting.”

Although we try to ensure that all information presented

above is the most current, correct and dependable

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

news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and

Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC cannot be

held responsible for the validity of the information

presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an

endorsement. School News is welcome and may be

mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786;

or emailed to Lauren@kearneypublishing.com.ª


Feeling your best often means feeling

confident in how you look. Your

face is typically the first thing others

notice about you, and its appearance

can say more than any other

feature. As people age, smooth and

youthful skin can turn dry and become

prone to lines and wrinkles.

Regardless of their age, many

people find their skin doesn’t reflect

how young they feel or the beauty

of their inner selves. Aesthetic treatments

can be the best way to bring

back your skin’s healthy glow and

show the world the best version of

yourself. Beth Moffett’s life’s passion

is to help others bring out their

inner natural beauty.

Moffett became a registered

nurse first assistant (RNFA) 42 years

ago. She began working in aesthetics

for a plastic surgeon and

found that the artistry of handling

injections and helping patients

bring out their natural beauty suited

her. She has now been working in

aesthetics for more than 30 years.

With so many years of experience,

Moffett is confident in claiming the

title of most experienced injector in

the Orlando area. She estimated

that she has performed more than

400,000 injections.

After spending 15 years as the

aesthetic side of Dr. Jan Karlin’s

medical practice, Moffett opened

Naturally You Med Spa, which

operates out of a Brazilian health

clinic off Apopka-Vineland Road.

While Dr. Karlin continues to act as

her on-site medical director, Moffett

takes her time with patients to address

their needs and give them a

true spa experience.

Visiting Naturally You Med Spa

highlights the spa’s boutique elements.

The relaxing atmosphere and

individual attention offers patients

the space to ask all their questions

and receive a wellspring of educational

knowledge in return. Moffett

completes an evaluation of each patient’s

skin care needs and reviews

his or her goals and expectations.

“I’m very honest in what I do,”

she said. “I don’t give false expectations.

I want patients to know they

can trust me in listening to what their

realistic goals are. Some people

BUSINESS

Beth Moffett, RNFA, brings out the

natural inner beauty in her patients at

Naturally You Med Spa.

come in, and they think they’re going

to look 20 when they’re 60.

They have to have realistic goals. I

try to be very educational with them

to know what the product can and

cannot do.”

With most of her patients ranging

in age from 35-70 years old, Moffett

specializes in Botox Cosmetic and

fillers in the Juvéderm family. As

people age, their skin begins to

lose collagen and elasticity, leading

to thin skin, wrinkles and sagging.

Over time, those lines deepen and

become more noticeable. Botox

Cosmetic is a noninvasive injectable

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PROFILE

Feel and Look Your Best!

Bring Back Your Healthy Glow at Naturally You Med Spa

that reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

It relaxes the muscles of the face,

preventing the patient from contracting

the muscles that wrinkle

the brow or cause frowning. When

used regularly, patients can reduce

the patterns of aging over time. It

takes just a few minutes, and patients

can immediately return to their

regular activities. Juvéderm also has

a line of products that target specific

areas of the face to reduce the signs

of aging.

When having any kind of injection

done, it’s important for patients

to consider the possibility of bruising.

While she would never promise

no bruising will occur, Moffett has a

good track record of very little bruising.

Despite this, she advises patients

who are attending a special

event to have injections done at least

2-3 weeks prior to any engagement.

While fillers can last anywhere from

8-18 months, depending on the

type, Botox Cosmetic typically lasts

for 90 days. It’s common for patients

to have Botox Cosmetic done

three to four times a year and fillers

once a year.

In addition to injections, Naturally

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microchanneling, dermaplaning,

AquaGold, Kybella

and more. Many patients have

discovered that healthy, glowing

skin can be achieved with medicalgrade

skin care products and peels.

Moffett focuses on bringing out

each patient’s natural beauty without

a fake-looking appearance.

“I do very natural-looking faces,”

she said. “I like the person to look

their best but also look natural.”

Moffett believes everyone has an

innate inner beauty and takes great

pleasure in bringing that to the

forefront.

For more information about Naturally You Med Spa, call

863-604-6021 or visit www.naturallyyouorlando.com. ª

9/16/2021


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Southwest Sports

SEEN

Southwest Orlando’s children returned to summer sports and are headed into fall

seasons with i9 Sports in the Winter Garden League. Among the players are

Finn Allen of Stoneybrook West, who plays on the Galaxy soccer team;

Hudson Allen of Stoneybrook West, who plays on the Phoenix Suns basketball

team; Zack Bocken of Brookstone, who plays on the Tigers baseball team; and

Easton Tuttle of Hamlin Reserve, who also plays soccer. Both the players and

coaches enjoyed gathering again to learn and compete in various sports.

▲ Zack Bocken of Brookestone

plays beginner baseball for the Tigers.

▲ Hudson Allen of Stoneybrook West

plays basketball for the Phoenix Suns.

▲ Finn Allen of Stoneybrook West

plays soccer for the Galaxy.

▲ Former Windermere Union Church

Preschool classmates Easton Tuttle

(left) of Hamlin Reserve and Zack

Bocken of Brookestone play soccer

and baseball, respectively. Easton plays

for the Dallas Football Club, and Zack

plays for the Tigers.


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Southwest Social

SEEN

Downtown Arts District officials announced the return of the popular Art After Dark semiformal soiree for young professionals on Aug. 14 from 7-10 p.m. The

event will be hosted at CityArts Orlando, located at 39 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. Art After Dark introduces young professionals to the Arts District and

its mission through social interaction, arts engagement and networking. Guests can enjoy the celebration in a unique setting by strolling through CityArts’ six

different galleries and Create Café. The evening’s festivities include interactive art experiences, meet-and-greet opportunities with special guest artists, live

music, photo opportunities, a silent auction, craft cocktails and gourmet light bites from local restaurants. Limited Early Bird tickets are $40 per person online

through Aug. 7 (or until sold out) and $50 per person from Aug. 8 until sold out. Art After Dark is a limited engagement with entry for 200 attendees.

“Art After Dark was created to introduce young professionals or the ‘young at heart’ to the Arts District and our mission,” said Downtown Arts District Executive

Director Barbara Hartley. “It’s extremely exciting to see Art After Dark nearly triple in size from its inaugural year. We look forward to bringing it back, and

we encourage everyone to get their tickets early, as the event is guaranteed to sell out.”

To purchase tickets, visit artafterdark21.eventbrite.com. For more information about the Downtown Arts District, visit www.downtownartsdistrict.com. Art After

Dark is for age 21 and older.


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hotter and longer, many Americans

may be rededicating themselves to getting

outside and focusing on their fitness. This

may be especially important after so much

time spent inside due to the COVID-19

pandemic, which contributed to unwanted

weight gain for 61% of Americans.

“Whether you are ready to return to

public fitness centers or are pursuing an

at-home workout routine, the same priorities

may remain key: daily exercise, proper

nutrition and sufficient sleep,” said Anne

Docimo, M.D., chief medical officer of

UnitedHealthcare.

To help with those efforts, here are three

strategies to consider to help make health a

priority this summer and year-round.

• Round out your home workout routine.

While public gyms and group exercise

classes may have appeal for many people,

working out at home has several advantages.

At-home exercise is typically less expensive

than a gym membership, which may

also help improve your financial fitness.

Exercising at home may provide greater

flexibility and convenience when incorporating

a workout into a daily routine while

offering a more private experience. To

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Daily exercise can prevent a range of health

issues and diseases.

help make the most of your at-home exercise

efforts, consider investing in resistance

bands, which generally are an inexpensive,

space-saving option that may help

with pre-workout warmups and options

for strength training. A pair of adjustableweight

dumbbells may offer versatility, enabling

scalable resistance to help improve

your strength. Finally, heart rate monitors

or activity trackers may help you evaluate

performance during individual workouts

and over time.

• Make movement a priority. Even if you

have a limited or don't have a full gym setup

at home, it is crucial to still stay active and

not fall into the trap of participating only in

sedentary activities such as binge-watching

the latest TV series or movies. Consider taking

short walks frequently throughout the

day, aiming for six separate “miniwalks” of

at least 300 to 500 steps. To help enhance

cardiovascular fitness, consider at least one

30-minute “brisk walk” of at least 2,000 to

3,000 steps each day. To help build endurance,

consider working toward 8,000 to

10,000 aggregate steps per day. Moving

more and sitting less may help boost the

immune system, ease joint pain and curb

cravings for high-sugar foods that may contribute

to inflammation and disease.

• Identify intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.

In general, people may be motivated

by a combination of intrinsic factors such as

wanting to maintain a healthy weight and

extrinsic factors such as financial rewards.

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Daily exercise may offer several intrinsic motivators

given research has shown consistent

movement may help ward off depression and

prevent issues like heart disease. To potentially

earn incentives for pursuing healthier

habits, it’s important to note that a majority

of U.S. employers offer well-being programs,

many of which include financial rewards for

healthy activities such as walking, going to a

gym, or meeting certain health benchmarks,

e.g., cholesterol levels, body mass index or

non-nicotine use. Importantly, some health

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$1,000 per year in financial incentives for

meeting certain daily activity goals.

If you need external motivation this summer,

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Following these tips may help you swing

into summer and make health a priority

while encouraging healthy habits that

may eventually translate to meaningful

improvements.

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construed as, medical advice. Check with your doctor to

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During the warmer months, there’s

often a great deal of shuffling and

movement, including common allergy

triggers like trees, pollen, mold

spores, dust and dander, along with

pesky sinus pressure. While more

commonly associated with other

seasons, summer allergies can be

one big pain — literally.

“Common triggers such as trees,

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combination of simple modifications

like being mindful of your indoor

climate, eating more fruits and veggies,

and staying hydrated, [you]

can help limit sinus discomfort this

season.”

Take steps to ease the impact of sinus

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on your overall wellness with these

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• Control your allergy and sinus

triggers. Knowing what causes your

allergic reactions to flare up can

help prevent discomfort. For many

people, monitoring pollen counts

and limiting time outdoors on highpollen

days can help reduce reactions.

You might also avoid hanging

laundry outside, as pollen can stick

to clothes and sheets as they dry,

and ask for help with yardwork to

limit your exposure.

• Find some pressure release.

When nasal congestion or sinus

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• Manage your indoor climate.

Even when you start spending more

time outdoors, it’s important to keep

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on warmer days. Also be sure to

change filters regularly and use an

air purifier for added protection.

• Pile on fresh produce. After

spending cooler months consuming

comfort foods and fewer fresh veggies,

warmer temperatures usher in

a new menu of opportunity. Take

advantage of all the garden-rich options

and fuel your body with vitamin-

and nutrient-rich produce that

fills farmers markets, grocery stores

and even roadside stands.

• Soak up the sun (responsibly).

Summer typically provides plenty

of opportunities to spend some time

soaking up the sun’s rays. Vitamin D

is an essential nutrient that affects

numerous body systems, including

the immune system and bone health.

It’s also been shown to improve

your mood and reduce depression,

so take in plenty of fresh air and

sparkling sunlight. Just remember

to slather on plenty of sunscreen

to protect your skin from harmful

ultraviolet rays and don’t forget to

protect your eyes with UV-blocking

sunglasses.

• Keep fluids flowing. More

time outdoors in warmer weather

can quickly lead to dehydration,

especially if you’re working up a

sweat. Drink plenty of water to

stay well-hydrated and keep your

body operating in top shape.

Staying hydrated can also help

keep mucus moving, allowing you

to ease through allergy or sinus

problems.

• Update your medicine cabinet.

Take stock of your medical supplies

and medications periodically

to ensure you have what you need

for the season ahead. Discard any

expired prescriptions and over-thecounter

medicines, and be sure to

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like bug-bite ointments, sunburn

spray and multisymptom products

like Mucinex Sinus-Max to help

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Each policy is standardized and must

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which insurance company sells it. Cost

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same letter — plans A, B, G, F, etc.

Medicare supplement plans offer

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to the individual's Part B premium.

Medicare supplements do not include

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recommended that a prescription drug

plan be purchased to help avoid incurring

a Part D late enrollment penalty.

Medicare supplements are designed

to fill in the gaps for Medicarecovered

services and, therefore, only

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Things such as routine eye exams,

glasses/contacts and routine dental

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As Suppa noted, breakouts can

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• Protect. Beyond sun protection,

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n Oakland

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held

a ribbon-butting ceremony for

Alessandra Quintela Photography

in Oakland. WOCC builds partnerships,

strong businesses and commitment

to the community by serving

as the leading business advocate

in Central Florida, facilitating opportunity

to nearly 1,000 member

businesses. For more information

about WOCC, call 407-656-1304

or visit wochamber.com.

n Turnburry

Turnburry hosted its annual Fourth

of July parade. Even with rain pouring

down, many residents showed

up with their families and decorated

bikes, golf carts and even pets. They

sang Singin’ in the Rain and patriotic

songs while parading together.

Everyone agreed it felt fantastic

to be together again after being

apart for so long. After marching

photo courtesy of WOCC

West Orange Chamber of Commerce ambassadors celebrate the opening of

Alessandra Quintela Photography in Oakland.

together, the group gathered for

goodies and drinks. Old neighbors

met new neighbors, and everyone

enjoyed great fellowship.

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IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

Several University of Central

Florida students were initiated into

compiled by Lauren Salinero

the Honor Society of Phi Kappa

Phi. They included Celebration

resident Christine Schallhorn,

MetroWest residents Judah

Soray and Narissa Yamin,

Ocoee resident Huzaifa

Peerzada, Windermere resident

Mariam Spieler, and Winter

Garden resident Madison

Lamb. The students are among approximately

30,000 students, faculty

members, professional staff and

alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa

Phi each year. Membership is invitation

only and requires nomination

and approval by a chapter.

Kudos to the following Southwestarea

residents on their recent academic

achievements:

• Robert Head of Winter

Garden graduated from Austin

Peay State University.

• Amanda Fleming of

Windermere graduated with a

Bachelor of Science in health sciences

from Furman University.

• Christian Bent of Winter

Garden earned a Bachelor of Arts

in intelligence and security studies

from The Citadel.

• Emerson College graduates

included Ocoee resident Tyler

Capraro, Bachelor of Fine Arts in

musical theatre, and MetroWest

resident Spencer Clark, Bachelor

of Arts in media arts production.

• University of Utah graduates

included Windermere resident

Dylan Christian, Bachelor of

Science in games; and Winter

Garden residents Courtney

Cookson, Bachelor of Science in

mechanical engineering; Mary

Kathryn Curcio, Bachelor of

Science in health, society and

policy; and Natascha Klumb,

Bachelor of Science in business

administration.

• Katherine Hartigan of

MetroWest earned a Bachelor

of Science in psychology from

Kutztown University.

• Windermere resident Kayli

Lemieux and Winter Garden

resident Larissa Naso graduated

from Shenandoah University.

• Shyanne Lowe of Ocoee

graduated magna cum laude

from Lock Haven University with a

Bachelor of Science in nursing.

• Tyana Velez of MetroWest

graduated from Northern Illinois

University with a Master of Science

in digital marketing.

Barbara Jenkins, a Southwest

resident and the superintendent of

Orange County Public Schools,

became chair of the Council of the

Great City Schools’ board of directors

effective July 1 for a one-year

term. The 150-member board is comprised

of the superintendent and a

school board member from each of

the 75 big-city school districts represented

by the council. Barbara has

served as superintendent since 2012,

and under her leadership, the district

won the prestigious Broad Prize for

Urban Education in 2014 and repeatedly

has been recognized by the

College Board for increasing access

to Advanced Placement course work

while simultaneously maintaining or

increasing the number of students

earning exam scores for college

credit.

Turnburry residents don’t let the rain stop their Fourth of July parade.


Harris Rosen, owner and operator

of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, held

a ribbon-cutting ceremony for his

latest venture — the Rosen Aquatic

& Fitness Center. The Southwest

Orlando resident is an avid daily

swimmer and former master’s swimming

champion. RAFC is poised to

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welcome more than 50 aquatic competitions

annually, as well as special

events, out-of-town visitors and local

members at one of the Southeast’s

largest international swim facilities.

It is also a membership facility that

offers membership discounts to local

hospitality-industry employees.

Art Brown (left), past president of the Rotary Club of Dr.

Phillips, introduces new President Terry Taggart, who is congratulated

by former President Mary Ellen Kerber.

Southwest Orlando resident Harris Rosen (third from right) cuts the ribbon on the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness

Center.

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n Charities/Fundraisers

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Azalea Lodge at Mead Garden,

1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park,

hosts Central Florida Community

Arts' annual Staff & Board Cabaret,

an evening of fun and music. Time:

6 p.m. Ticket prices (starting at $1)

are what you’ll pay, with proceeds

benefiting CFCArts’ summer scholarship

drive. For more information, visit

cfcarts.com.

Sept. 18 — Black & White Gala

Give Kids The World Village, 210

S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, hosts

the annual Black & White Gala,

including dining and entertainment.

Black tie optional. COVID-

19 safety protocols are enforced.

Cost: $349, with proceeds going

toward making magical wishes

come true for critically ill children

and their families. For more information,

visit www.gktw.org/gala/

index.php?c_src=fy22-gala&c_src2=

email-gala1.

Nov. 20 — Harvest Of Hope Garden

Party

Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 N.

Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, hosts

Matthew’s Hope’s Harvest of Hope

Garden Party, including light hors

d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a

silent auction, raffles and more. Scott

Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel

serves as master of ceremonies. Time:

5:45-9:15 p.m. Cost: Tables of 10 are

available for $600. Sponsorships are

also available. For more information

or to RSVP, call 407-905-9500, email

nancy@matthewshopeministries.org

or visit www.matthewshopeministries.

org/garden-party.

n Classes/Programs

Aug. 12, 19 & 26 — Men’s Online

Book Study

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

hosts a men’s online study on the

book Love Matters More. Time:

Thursdays from 7:45-9 a.m. via

Zoom. For more information or to

register, visit u.st.lukes.org/default.

aspx?page=3433&event=12764.

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n Events/Performances

Through Aug. 15 — Remembrance

Exhibition

The Orange County Regional History

Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando,

hosts Community: Five Years After

the Pulse Tragedy, a special remembrance

exhibition designed to reflect

how the tragedy’s impact extended

well beyond the physical boundaries

of Central Florida. For more information,

visit www.thehistorycenter.org/

exhibition/community-pulse.

Through Aug. 31 — Oakland

Historical Homes & Buildings Exhibit

Healthy West Orange Arts and

Heritage Center at the Town

of Oakland presents Oakland

Historical Homes & Buildings, digital

paintings by Craig K. Brown,

sketches from Rod Reeves, and

wood art pieces by photographer

Scott Lineberger. For more information,

visit www.oaklandfl.gov/

artsandheritage.

Through Sept. 5 — Enchanted Fairy

Doors

Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest

Ave., Orlando, hosts Enchanted Fairy

Doors, an exhibit that features 20

one-of-a-kind, whimsical fairy doors,

which inspire children’s imaginative

world of enchanted forests, secret

gardens and the magic of fairies.

Doors are located throughout the

50-acre gardens. A map of the fairy

doors and narrative of each “fairy” is

given to every guest visiting the gardens.

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children

4-17. For more information, call 407-

246-2620 or visit leugardens.org.

Aug. 20 & 21 — Water Park Festival

E11even Beachclub, 3230 Inspiration

Drive, Kissimmee, hosts the Water

Park Festival, featuring live musical

entertainment by The Chain Smokers,

Diplo, Swae Lee, Nelk Boys, Gordo,

Lee Foss, Loco Dice and many others.

The dress code is pool attire,

and outside food and drinks are not

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n Miscellaneous

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Through Aug. 29 — Farmers Markets

Downtown Clermont hosts farmers

markets, including more than 90 specialty

vendors. Time: Sundays from 9

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

clermontdowntownpartnership.com.

Through Dec. 30 — Virtual Pints &

Parables

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

invites adults to join its Pints &

Parables, a weekly online community

that discusses the matters of life

in today’s world, faith, philosophy,

theology and more. Registration is

required to receive a Zoom link.

Time: Thursdays at 8 p.m. For

more information or to register,

email lvasquez@st.lukes.org or visit

www.st.lukes.org/adults.

Through Dec. 30 — Virtual Nerd

Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

invites adults to participate in Nerd

Church, an opportunity to engage in

meaningful discussion about biblical

concepts through the lens of comics,

video games and movies. Registration

is required to receive a Zoom link.

Time: Mondays at 8 p.m. For more

information or to register, email

lvasquez@st.lukes.org or visit www.

st.lukes.org/adults.

Aug. 26 — MetroWest Food Truck

Connections

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S.

Hiawassee Road, Orlando, hosts

MetroWest Food Truck Connections,

including food, fun and music. Socialdistancing

guidelines are observed.

Time: the fourth Thursday of every month

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

visit www.metrowestcommunity.com.

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Aug. 29 — Gift Shop Grand Opening

The Annex Building in back of St. Luke's United

Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland

Road, Orlando, hosts the grand opening of

Blessed Treasures, its new gift shop that will

be open to the public. The grand opening

takes place 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and regular

operating hours are Monday and Tuesday

from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday from 10

a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds support stable housing

and food security for Central Florida families.

For more information, call 407-876-4991 or

visit www.blessedtreasures.org.

n Networking/Clubs

Ongoing — Members Wanted

The West Orange Women seeks women

of all ages to join its group for fun, friendship

and philanthropy. Annual dues are

$20. For more information, call Mary

Borgan, 407-929-3030; or visit www.

westorangewomen.com.

Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Virtual

Toastmasters Meetings

Windermere Toastmasters Club No.

4662754 holds Zoom meetings.

Attendees learn to develop their oral

communication and leadership skills

in a supportive and positive learning

environment. Time: Tuesdays from

7-8:30 p.m. For more information or

to request online Zoom meeting details,

visit www.4662754.toastmastersclubs.

org and click “Contact Us.”

Aug. 11, 18 & 25 — Virtual Toastmasters

Meetings

The Turnpike Toastmasters Club holds Zoom

meetings. Time: Wednesdays from noon-1

p.m. For more information or to register for a

virtual meeting, visit 2362.toastmastersclubs.

org and click “Contact Us” at least one day

before the event.

Aug. 12, 19 & 26 — Virtual Toastmasters

Meetings

The Vista Toastmasters Club holds

Zoom meetings. Time: Thursdays from

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

vistatoastmasters.zoom@gmail.com or visit

www.vistatoastmasters.org.

Sept. 15 — HCCMO Business After Hours

Fun Spot Orlando, 5700 Fun Spot Way,

Orlando, hosts the Hispanic Chamber

of Commerce Metro Orlando’s Business

After Hours. Reservations are required.

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: Free for

HCCMO members; $10 for nonmembers.

For more information, email

tdavila@hispanicchamber.net.

n Support Groups

Aug. 10 & 24 — Mental Health Support

Group Meetings

Building C at St. Luke’s United Methodist

Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,

Orlando, hosts free individual and family

support group meetings for individuals

affected by mental illness. Individuals meet

in Room C-206, and families meet in the

Founder’s Hall. The 90-minute meeting is

peer-led and helps participants connect with

each other, learn from each other’s experiences,

share coping strategies and offer

each other encouragement and understanding.

Time: the second and fourth Tuesday

of each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information,

call 407-253-1900, email information@namigo.org

or visit www.namigo.org.

Aug. 10 & Sept. 14 — Virtual Support

Group Meetings For Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource

Center sponsors free support group meetings

for caregivers in the Suite 281 Conference

Room (next to the south elevators on the

second floor) at Health Central Hospital,

10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Time:

second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 407-843-1910

or visit www.adrccares.org.

Aug. 16 & Sept. 20 — Virtual Youth Grief

Support Group Meetings

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement

Team holds virtual youth grief support

group meetings for children 6-11 struggling

with the loss of a loved one or feeling

anxious, upset or confused because of

the pandemic. Groups are free and open

to the public. Registration is required.

Time: first and third Monday of each

month from 3-4 p.m. For more information

or to register, call 866-742-6655 or visit

www.cornerstonehospice.org.

Aug. 17 & Sept. 7 — Virtual Teen Grief

Support Group Meetings

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement

Team holds virtual teen grief support

group meetings for teens 12-17 struggling

with the loss of a loved one or

feeling anxious, upset or confused

because of the pandemic. Groups are

free and open to the public. Registration

is required. Time: first and third Tuesday

of each month from 5-6 p.m. For more

information or to register, call 866-742-

6655 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.

org.

Aug. 18 & Sept. 1 — Virtual Teen Talks

Support Group Meetings

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement

Team holds virtual teen talks support group

meetings for teens 12-17. Groups are free

and open to the public. Registration is

required. Time: first and third Wednesday of

each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more

information or to register, call 866-742-

6655 or visit www.cornerstonehospice.org.

n Volunteers Needed

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

My Brother’s Keeper seeks volunteers —

especially adult men (18-older) of color

— who can serve as positive role models

and mentor boys and young men of

color. For more information, email Grace,

gdearden@vcifl.org, at Volunteers for

Community Impact.

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