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FALL REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE & FINANCIAL DIRECTORY ... PAGE 9

The heartbeat of the community

O

ORLANDO BULLETIN

October 20 — November 2, 2022 | Since 1986

Bobby

Baldor

Bobby Baldor of EXP Realty

Orlando helps his clients succeed

in real estate.

©K&R Photography


When you want it SOLD

Darrell Nunnelley

407-467-8069

BROKER

6 Beds * 6 Baths * Lake Olivia * Pool * Theater * 2 Story Boathouse * Guest House

For Rent

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Windermere * Lake Butler

501 Main Street * Windermere * Local Office

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

HOWTO ...........................................................................................5

Play Pickleball

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION.............................................................6

A Monument’s Journey

SOUTHWEST SPORTS..........................................................................7

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE.....................................................................8

Bobby Baldor / EXP Realty Orlando

FALL REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE & FINANCIAL DIRECTORY......................9

SOUTHWEST ORLANDO HOME & REAL ESTATE..................................13

Organize Your Home for Fall

Selecting the Perfect Home

Comfort Color

NEWS &BUSINESS BRIEFS................................................................19

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 21

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 22

PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER

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October 20, 2022

Volume XXXVI, No. 24

VICE PRESIDENT

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Lauren Salinero

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Windermere, FL 34786

407-351-1573

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With a goofy name and terms like

picklers (pickleball players), the kitchen

(no-volley zone), dillball (an inbound

shot that has bounced once), dink shot

(soft shot that goes over the net and

falls into the kitchen), falafel (a short

shot due to hitting the ball with little or

no power), and more, just the idea of

playing pickleball sounds like fun. The

relatively new sport boasts more than

4.8 million picklers nationwide and has

grown nearly 40% during the past two

years. It was named the fastest-growing

sport in America for the second year in

a row by the Sports & Fitness Industry

Association.

A mix of tennis, badminton and

pingpong, the game was invented by

Congressman Joel Pritchard, Bill

Bell and Barney McCallum in

1965. Joel and Bill, having returned

from playing golf one summer afternoon,

arrived home to find their families

bored with nothing to do. They

scrounged up miscellaneous equipment

— pingpong paddles and a perforated

plastic ball — and began playing on

an old badminton court. Throughout

the course of the weekend, they lowered

the net height from 60 inches to

36 inches and discovered that the ball

bounced nicely on an asphalt surface.

The next weekend, Barney joined the

group, and the three men created the

rules that would become pickleball.

For many years, there was some

controversy surrounding how pickleball

got its name. Joan Pritchard, wife of

Joel and an avid rower, came up with

the name as a reference to the pickle

boat of crew races, often composed of

leftover rowers thrown together after

the teams were picked and typically

coming in last. However, many believed

the game was named after the

Pritchard family dog, Pickles. This theory

has since been debunked, as Pickles

the dog didn’t join the family until three

years after the game was invented.

The dog was actually named after the

game, not the other way around, but it

is often still told as a fun story of how

the game got its quirky name.

Rules of the Game

Pickleball can be played both indoors

and outdoors on a badmintonsized

court and with a modified tennis

HOW

net. Players use solid

paddles to volley a

plastic ball with holes.

It can be played as

singles or doubles,

and first serve is determined

by a coin toss.

Below are the basic

rules for playing the

game.

• The ball must stay

in bounds. Like pingpong,

if you hit the

ball out of bounds,

you lose your serve

and give the ball to

the other team.

• Once served, the ball must

bounce once per side. When you

serve to the other side, the ball must

bounce once on your side. If you let

it bounce twice, it is returned to the

other team. After the serve, the other

team must return the ball with only

one bounce. Once the ball is returned

after a single bounce, the rule is completed

and either side can play the

ball in the air or let it bounce moving

forward on that turn.

• Picklers must serve at the baseline.

One foot must be behind the

baseline during a serve, and the serve

must be underhand with the ball held

below the waistline and served diagonally

to the opposing side.

• A serve cannot land in the novolley

zone. The no-volley zone is inside

the lined box 7 feet from the net

on both sides of the court. It is often

called the kitchen line. “Stay out of

the kitchen” means to avoid the novolley

zone. After the serve, you can

hit the ball into the kitchen, called a

drop-shot.

• Points are scored by the serving

side only. Points are gained when the

opposing side gets a fault — such as

failing to return the ball, hitting out of

bounds or into the net, or if a ball is

volleyed from the kitchen.

• The game ends at 11 or 15

points. Traditionally, the game ends

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TO ...

Play Pickleball

by Lauren Salinero

Pickleball is an easy-to-play game that combines tennis,

badminton and pingpong.

at 11 points, but like volleyball and

tennis, a team must win by at least 2

points, meaning the game could go

further than 11. When playing to 11,

teams switch sides of the court when

the first team hits 6 points.

We see things

through your eyes.

Michael Wytiaz, CFP ®

Branch Leader

4848 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Suite 204

Orlando, FL 32819

407-909-0485

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Where to Play

If you aren’t quite ready to set up

your own court in your backyard,

there are many locations around

Orlando to play pickleball. Check

with each location individually for

court schedules and availability.

Avid picklers can also join a club

such as Greater Orlando Pickleball

Club or Central Florida Pickleball to

play with other enthusiasts and improve

their skills.

• Barber Park, 3701 Gatlin Ave.

in Orlando.

• ClearOne Sports Centre, 4141

John Young Parkway in Orlando.

• Dover Shores Neighborhood

Center, 1400 Gaston Foster Road in

Orlando.

• Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S.

Park Ave. in Winter Garden.

• South Econ Community Park,

3850 S. Econlockhatchee Trail in

Orlando.

• Ventura Country Club, 3333

Woodgate Blvd. in Orlando.

• Wyndham Club Star Island,

5000 Ave. of the Stars in

Kissimmee. ª

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COMMUNITY

CONTRIBUTION

A Monument’s Journey

Eagle Scout Project Pays Homage to Sept. 11

by Regiane Dayse Scoz Cidral

2023

We want to know your

Southwest Orlando favorites!

• Best Family Restaurant

• Best Fine Dining Restaurant

• Best Fast Food/Casual

Restaurant

• Best Italian Restaurant

• Best Mexican Restaurant

• Best Sushi

• Best Pizza

• Best Steak

• Best Seafood

• Best Wine Shop/Bar/Happy Hour

• Best Pet Services

• Best Fitness Facility

• Best Day Spa

• Best Salon/Barber Shop

• Best Church

• Best Golf Course

• Best Entertainment Venue

• Best Wedding Venue

• Best Child’s Birthday Venue

• Best Private School

• Best Real Estate Agent

• Best Insurance Agent

• Best Dentist

• Best Physician

• Best Veterinarian

To vote, visit www.southwestorlandobulletin.com.

The deadline is Oct. 28.

Winners will be announced in the Jan 5, 2023, issue.

Only one entry per Southwest resident allowed.

At least 50% of the online ballot must be completed.

As part of a Sept. 11 memorial built in 2011 by Eagle Scout Jeff Cox, a piece of the

World Trade Center stands in Windermere.

In honor of Patriot Day, the

Rotary Club of Windermere

recognized Jeff Cox, an Eagle

Scout, Paul Harris Fellow and son

of Rotarian Dale and Margaret

Cox. In 2011, at the age of 15,

Jeff won the National Eagle Scout

Service Project of the Year Award

for the Boy Scouts of America. He

also won the Glenn A. and Melinda

W. Adams National Eagle Scout

Service Project of the Year Award

out of 55,000 applicants, the

Orange County District 1 Citizen

of the Year, and an all-expensespaid

trip to London to meet the

Parliament and then Mayor Boris

Johnson.

The story began at a summer

camp, where Jeff heard that it was

possible to get a piece of the World

Trade Center to build a memorial ...

so that is what he did. Gary Bruhn,

mayor of the Windermere at that

time, found a quiet, secluded place

near the Windermere Library

and decided it would be the best

place for the memorial. Jeff presented

the project to the town council

and received approval. The Rotary

Club of Windermere supported his

venture financially.

More than 2,000 volunteer hours

were documented on the project,

and many Boy Scouts helped paint

the tiles that were placed over the

side of the monument. There is a

tile for every country, showing the

international laws, and also for

those who lost a loved one. There

are tiles representing the firefighters,

Pentagon and police officers who

lost their lives, as well. The granite

was a donation.

During many calls to the port authority

regarding which piece of the

World Trade Center he could receive,

Jeff was given seven options

to choose from. He chose the piece

of steel that’s part of the memorial in

particular because of the rip in the

middle and the twisted nuts on the

side. The monument stands close to

Windermere Library and town hall,

and it is visited by many people every

year.

On Sept. 11, Americans remembered

the lives lost and the community

that came together to help one

another during such a tragic time. ª


The National Basketball

Association released its 2022-23

schedule. While Orlando Magic

opened the season at Detroit, the

team will host its home season opener

at the Amway Center on Oct. 22

against Boston. Game time is 7 p.m.

All locally televised Orlando Magic

basketball games will be aired exclusively

on Bally Sports Florida.

Games can also be heard on the

Orlando Magic Radio Network.

Each NBA team will play an 82-

game regular season — 41 home

and 41 away. The Magic will play

52 games vs. the Eastern Conference

(18 games vs. the Atlantic Division,

18 games vs. the Central Division,

and 16 games vs. the Southeast

Division) and 30 games against the

Western Conference (10 games each

vs. the Northwest Division, Southwest

Division and Pacific Division).

Berry Dumezil of MetroWest

is a member of the NCAA Division III

football team at Albright College.

A graduate of Oak Ridge High

School, he is a sophomore business

administration, sport management

and fashion major. More than onethird

of Albright’s students participate

on one of the college’s 24 varsity

sports teams. The red and white

Lions are part of the historic Division

III, Middle Atlantic Conference.

Following a 3-0 victory in front

of a sold-out Exploria Stadium,

Orlando City Soccer Club took its

SOUTHWEST SPORTS

celebrations to the steps of downtown’s

city hall to commemorate

winning the 107th Lamar Hunt U.S.

Open Cup. Hosted by former Lions

goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo,

along with sideline reporter

Gabrielle Amado, the event

included speeches by Orlando

Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando

Chairman Mark Wilf, and head

coach Oscar Pareja — with the

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy

in full display. The event was free

and open to the public, with fans

encouraged to come out and celebrate

with the team and the Orlando

community as the Lions lifted its first

trophy in the MLS era.

The University of Central Florida

and OVG360, the providers of

venue management at Addition

Financial Arena, marked 15 years

since the arena’s opening Sept. 8,

2007, with a year-long celebration

of special events and giveaways.

The venue’s social media pages also

showcased the history of Addition

Financial Arena via commemorative

posts, contests and photos that will

continue all year.

Addition Financial Arena serves

as the home of the UCF men’s and

women’s basketball teams, as

well as graduation ceremonies for

UCF, surrounding colleges and high

schools. It has hosted more than

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compiled by Lauren Salinero

325 concerts, comedy shows, family

events and speaking engagements.

The arena has also hosted numerous

political figures.

Because of Hurricane Ian, officials

of the West Orange

Chamber of Commerce rescheduled

the Tour de Chamber

— Corporate Bike Ride to Nov. 3

from 5:30-8 p.m. Participants who

had a reservation with Winter

Garden Wheel Works will have

their reservations moved to the new

event date.

The fun, recreational, 8.2-mile

route will include paved sidewalks

and a paved bike trail through

the neighborhoods of Hamlin in

Horizon West. WOCC member

rates are $30 per rider or $100 for

a team of four. Nonmember rates

are $45 per rider or $175 for a

team of four.

For more information or to register,

visit wochamber.com/event/tour-dechamber-corporate-bike-ride/.

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. Sports information

is welcome and may be mailed to P.O.

Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to

Lauren@kearneypublishing.com. ª


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Bobby Baldor

Success in Real Estate During Volatile Times

During the past year, the housing

market experienced a roller coaster

ride of changes. First, there were

bidding wars, and home prices rose

at an unsustainable pace. Next,

as some insurance carriers fled the

state, others hiked their premiums

and tightened their guidelines to a

point where some buyers found it difficult

to obtain affordable coverage.

Finally, the gradual and constant

rise of interest rates caused buying

to slow down while the balance of

housing supply and demand continued

to fluctuate.

When asked if it’s a good

time to buy or wait, Bobby

Baldor, a Realtor/broker associate

with EXP Realty Orlando

(OrlandoLiving.com), said, “It

is still better to buy real estate and

wait, than waiting to buy real estate.

Rental prices have also skyrocketed

over the past couple of years, and,

in most cases, it is more affordable

to buy than rent. In addition to being

more affordable, buying has other

benefits such as locked in payments

and security, equity growth and potential

tax write-offs.”

Baldor notes that higher interest

rates, along with already high home

prices and rising insurance premiums,

have decreased affordability

and priced some buyers out of the

market.

“As a result, overall home sales

have slowed while inventory levels

have started to grow,” Baldor said.

“In Central Florida, we have about

a two-month supply of homes on the

market, when a balanced market is

approximately six months of supply.

So, it is still a seller’s market by definition,

but we are seeing a shift as

the supply levels increase, creating

a more balanced market for buyers

and sellers.”

©K&R Photography

According to realtor.com, active

listings have increased more than

26% throughout the past year nationally,

while showings have decreased

almost 17% from last year.

“The shift we are seeing now is because,

over the past two years, there

was a massive amount of demand

and not enough homes available for

sale for the number of people that

wanted to buy. That caused the market

frenzy,” Baldor said. “However,

the biggest mistake buyers make is

sitting around waiting for prices to

decline and worse doing so while

mortgage rates are on the rise.

While home appreciation won’t be

as high as the past two years, we

are still expected to see about a 3%

appreciation rate year over year.

“For buyers that are still waiting,

the overall value of homes continues

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

to rise. If a buyer sees a home they

like and can afford, it is best to move

forward with the purchase now and

begin creating equity. Should the

rates come down in the future, these

new owners will have the ability to

refinance into lower rates while already

enjoying the benefits of ownership.

This is also a time for sellers

to be smart in regard to pricing.

Having a knowledgeable professional

explain the shift in market trends,

affordability and look at comps in a

realistic light will increase the seller’s

potential to sell at the highest price

the market can bear. Unfortunately,

those sellers that are still trying to

price high end up chasing the market

and making reduction after reduction

with negative effects on the

listing itself and ultimately the net

proceeds of the sale once sold.”

Baldor has the knowledge, training

and technology to support his

personal level of dedication. He is

considered an expert in the fields

of negotiation and financial, market

and investment analysis. He also

enjoys sharing his expertise with upcoming

agents.

“At any given time, I am mentoring

about a dozen or so new agents,”

Baldor said. He believes that agents

with education, guidances and the

tools to navigate the market realize

higher levels of success during volatile

times.

His mentorship program offers a

combination of continuing education

and training with real-life implementation

under direct guidance and

supervision.

“My goal is to give every agent

I mentor the knowledge, skills, resources

and confidence needed to

be independently successful and in

keeping with the highest standards

expected to serve our community.”

Baldor is a relocation certified

agent and four-time Icon agent with

EXP Realty. In 2022, he and his

agency worked with a large percentage

of the buyers being relocated

from other states.

According to Baldor, “Central

Florida continues to be a leading

market for relocation and a hotbed

of activity.”

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and

Florida native with more than 19

years of award-winning real estate

and mortgage lending experience

in Central Florida, Baldor credits

his success, in part, to his military

training. It instilled in him the values

of honor, courage, commitment

and accountability. He creates a

partnership with every client based

on dealing in good faith and with

integrity.

Baldor holds a Florida Real Estate

broker’s license and is a graduate

of the Realtor Institute (GRI), accredited

buyer representative (ABR),

certified short sale professional

(CSP), a Florida military specialist

(FMS), and one of the few real

estate collaboration specialists —

divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida.

He’s been named Best of Orlando

Realtor in the Southwest Orlando

Bulletin for eight years running.

“Agents need to educate themselves

on the market changes in

general and market changes specific

to the areas they serve,” he said.

“The ‘easy pickings’ of real estate

are behind us, and the agents that

will succeed are those that add true

value to their clients. Realtors need

to have an understanding of homevalue

trends as well as financing options

and changes.”

Bobby Baldor has what it takes to succeed, and you

will, too, by contacting him at 407-342-6980 or visiting

www.thebaldorgroup.com. ª


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Fall Real Estate, Insurance

& Financial Directory

The following key provides information regarding a

real estate or insurance agent’s specialized training:

ABR accredited buyer representative

ARM associate in risk management

CAM certified apartment manager

CDPE certified distressed property expert

CFS certified foreclosure specialist

ChFC chartered financial consultant

CIAS certified investor agent specialist

CLHMS certified luxury home marketing specialist

CLU chartered life underwriter

CNE certified negotiation expert

CPIA certified professional insurance agent

CRP certified relocation professional

CRS certified residential specialist

CSP certified short sale professional

e-Pro designation by the National Association of

Realtors to indicate electronic training

FMS Florida military specialist

GRI graduate of the Realtor Institute

IRES international real estate specialist

LHMS luxury home marketing specialist

MBA Master of Business Administration

MLS Multiple Listing Service

NASD National Association of Securities Dealers

ORRA Orlando Regional Realtor Association

PSA Pricing Strategy Advisor

REO real estate owned

RCS-D real estate collaboration specialist —

divorce

REPM real estate property management specialist

SFR short sales and foreclosure resource

SSRS short sale resolution specialist

Realtors/Real Estate Agents

Espe Almarza Anderson, M.A., SFR, Realtor

Coldwell Banker Realty

7626 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-421-6679

espe.almarza@floridamoves.com

Orlando Regional Realtors Association. Bobby holds a Florida real estate broker’s

license with designations as a graduate of the Realtor Institute, accredited

buyer representative, certified short sale professional, a Florida military

specialist, and one of the few real estate collaboration specialists — divorce in

Central Florida. He’s also been voted a Best of Southwest Realtor eight years

in a row.

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Espe Almarza Anderson has been a full-time Realtor for more than 15 years

and is ranked in the top 5% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. She is

a skilled negotiator, handling every transaction with integrity, professionalism

and follow-through. Her achievements include Coldwell Banker International

President’s Circle, Global Luxury Property Specialist, Certified Corporate

Relocation Specialist, ORRA Top Producer Club, NAHREP Top 100 agents,

Orlando Magazine 5 Star Agent, and short-sale and foreclosure specialist. She

is from a military family and has helped many veterans with their real estate

transactions. She is bilingual and holds a master’s in human resources. Prior to

her real estate career, she was in management with several Fortune companies.

Bobby Baldor, P.A., GRI, ABR, CSP, FMS, RCS-D, Realtor,

Broker Associate

eXp Realty Orlando

407-342-6980

www.exprealtyorlando.com

Bobby Baldor is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Florida native with more

than 19 years of combined, award-winning experience in real estate and

mortgage lending in Central Florida. He is also a four-time eXp Icon Agent,

a certified mentor and multiyear Gold-Level Award top producer within the

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7626 Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, FL 32819

407-421-6679

espe.almarza@floridamoves.com

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Team Lentine, GRI, CIPS

Joe and Denise Lentine at Briggs, Vance &

Associates LLC

6735 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 315, Orlando

321-662-4216 (Joe) • 407-963-8150 (Denise)

www.teamlentine.com

Joe and Denise Lentine of Team Lentine are Realtors with Briggs, Vance

& Associates LLC, a boutique real estate brokerage in the Dr. Phillips/

Windermere areas. The couple has lived in the Central Florida area for more

than 22 years and raised their three daughters in Dr. Phillips. Joe and Denise

enjoy helping clients find that perfect first home, a weekend getaway in New

Smyrna Beach, or the home of their dreams!

Darrell Nunnelley, Realtor

Vintage Realty Group LLC

501 Main St., Orlando • 407-467-8069

darrellsells.com

As a Realtor, contractor and property manager in Central Florida with

more than 30 years of experience helping families buy, sell or renovate their

primary homes, vacation homes or investment properties, Darrell Nunnelley

has literally done everything related to real estate. With 1,000s of successful

transactions throughout the years, he consistently receives the trust and recommendations

of past clients. Visit darrellsells.com for the latest local real estate

listings, and see why you should have Darrell help you with all of your real

estate needs.

Realty One Group Inspiration

7208 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 103, Orlando

321-233-2300

www.realthyonegroupinspiration.com

Realty One Group Inspiration, the “unbrokerage,” is a modern, lifestyle real

estate brand located in Dr. Phillips. The company was founded in 2020 by longtime

broker and Dr. Phillips resident Theresa Blahut; her son and experienced

broker associate, Blake Blahut; and Julian Correa, the successful owner

of the KnightSpeed Moving Co. The group believes in working hard while celebrating

each other’s successes and supporting each other along the way. Realty

One Group Inspiration offers home sellers new options to sell their homes, including

an immediate cash offer. With Realty One QuickBuy, sellers can enjoy

the certainty and convenience of an immediate cash offer while benefiting from

the expertise and guidance of their local Realty One Group Inspiration agent.

By combining instant offers with vast market experience, the company offers the

best of everything in real estate today. Realty One Group Inspiration is part of

the top 1% fastest-growing franchises in America (Entrepreneur Franchise 500)

with more than 400 offices located state and worldwide. Realty One’s new office

is conveniently located on the corner of Turkey Lake and Sand Lake roads.

Ronald Ziolkowski, P.A., Realtor

Re/Max Prime Properties

13848 Tilden Road, Winter Garden • 407-592-7653

www.rtrsellshomes.com

Ronald Ziolkowski, P.A., better known as “RTR,” has been a fixture in

Southwest Orlando real estate since 1998. He handles every aspect of his

clients’ transactions personally and creates clients for life. Ron has earned the

No. 1 Re/Max Realtor in Florida for five consecutive years and is celebrating

his 22nd year with Re/Max. With closed sales totaling more than $750 million,

Ron has earned almost every award possible, including being voted a

Southwest Orlando Bulletin Best of Southwest Realtor for the past eight years

and Orlando magazine’s Hot 100 Realtors for 16 consecutive years. Ron has

sold more homes in Winter Garden than any Realtor on the planet!

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Jim Brandt, President

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1602

jim@suninsuranceservices.com

www.suninsuranceservices.com

Jim Brandt began his insurance career in 1980 as an adjuster after graduating

from Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Dee, have lived in Dr.

Phillips since 1991 and were familiar faces at Dr. Phillips Elementary School,

Southwest Middle School, Dr. Phillips High School, the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA,

and the Little League field while raising their three children. They founded Sun

Insurance Services Inc. in 2003, which has consistently been voted a Best of

Southwest insurance agency by Southwest Orlando Bulletin readers.


Kory Brown, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1605

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Kory Brown has more than 15 years of experience writing all types of insurance,

with a major focus on new home purchases. He partners with real estate

agents, mortgage brokers and inspectors to ensure a smooth closing process.

Kory was born in Illinois, but he has called Central Florida home for more than

20 years. He has two children, both born and raised in this community, with

his oldest proudly serving in the U.S. Navy.

Frank Gonzalas, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1602

frank@suninsuranceservices.com

www.suninsuranceservices.com

Frank Gonzalas specializes in all lines of personal insurance, including

homeowners, auto, umbrella, flood, watercraft, motorcycle and life insurance.

Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Frank is fluent in Spanish and English. He

lived in Brooklyn, New York, until his early teens, when his family moved to

Winter Park. He and his wife, Jessica, have a son, Alexander, and a daughter,

Amirah. Outside of work, Frank enjoys spending time with family; watching

the New York Yankees and boxing; and reading books about entrepreneurship,

real estate and motivation.

Cinthia Lantigua, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1602

cinthia@suninsuranceservices.com

www.suninsuranceservices.com

A native of the Dominican Republic, Cinthia Lantigua has been a Florida

resident for 23 years. She began her career as a health insurance agent

10 years ago, then transitioned into the property and casualty field, where

she quickly learned the intricacies of Florida’s unique insurance industry. She

loves the challenge of finding the right homeowners, auto, renters, flood and

umbrella policy for every client. Her passion is to help protect her clients’ most

valuable assets and to give them peace of mind.

Mark Santo Domingo, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1608

mark@suninsuranceservices.com

www.suninsuranceservices.com

A native of New York, Mark Santo Domingo is a personal lines agent with

more than 35 years of experience. Mark originally came to Florida to play

baseball for the University of Miami. He transferred to Temple University,

where he continued to play while earning undergraduate and master’s degrees

in risk management. Mark lives in Davenport and spends his free time

with his son, Kevin.

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Donna Williams, Agent

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

7680 Universal Blvd., Suite 198, Orlando • 407-781-1610

donna@suninsuranceservices.com

www.suninsuranceservices.com

Donna Williams has 25 years of experience selling homeowners, auto,

flood, renters and umbrella insurance, and she serves customers throughout

Florida. She works closely with real estate agents to make sure homebuyers

have everything they need for a smooth closing process. Donna grew up in

Queens, New York, and went to Andrew Jackson High School and Borough

of Manhattan Community College. She serves as the vice president of her local

American Legion Auxiliary.

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Family organizing expert Jessica

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She’s sharing her pro tips

for getting your home in shape for

this busy time of year.

• Clear away cabinet clutter. ‘Tis

the season for autumn chili, stew and

other comfort foods. That means it’s

also time to put your essential slow

cookers and pans where you can

reach them, so food prep will be

hassle-free.

“When the weather starts to cool, I

swap out summer cookware for winter

bakeware,” Litman said. “I put the

grilling items in the back of the cabinet

and pull the turkey roaster and

baking dishes to the front.”

For added storage, Litman recommends

using a shelf rack or vertical

organizer to keep cutting boards

and pie pans neatly upright and easily

accessible.

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• Prep the pantry. Create a system

that gives grab-and-go snacks

and cooking necessities a home.

This will help keep the kitchen tidy

in the midst of busy work and school

schedules.

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“Do a pantry clean out,” Litman

said. “Remove everything from the

area and wipe down the shelves.

Take the canned goods you didn’t

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Use a combination of Duck brand’s

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an idea of what size bins will best fit

the area. Store crackers, cereal, oats

and pasta in clear containers with labels,

and put spices and seasonings

in a slim organizer.

“Set up items similarly to grocery

store shelves by placing like items

together,” Litman suggested. “When

you do this, it’s like you are shopping

in your pantry instead of hunting for

things.”

• Out with the old. Before pulling

out your fall wardrobe, declutter the

piles of “stuff” from the closet. This

will make your space seem bigger

and more organized.

“Remove clothes from this past season,”

Litman recommended. “Look

through each garment. If you didn’t

wear it, donate, toss or sell it.”

Now that there is more room,

hang an over-the-door shoe rack

for rain boots and work shoes, and

use a closet organizer to store accessories,

such as belts, purses and

scarves. Litman also recommends

dry-cleaning winter jackets now so

they’re ready to wear when cold

weather comes.

• Find balance in the bathroom.

Whether it’s the primary bath or the

kids’ washroom, make the most of

your space by organizing everything

into different categories like towels

and hair care. Once everything is

grouped, you can decide what will

be kept where based on the available

areas. Use a tray on the counter

and bins in pullout drawers.

Litman said to wipe and line surfaces,

especially underneath the sink,

with Solid Grip EasyLiner with Clorox

before putting essentials away.

Antimicrobial agents inhibit mold

and mildew growth to protect the

liner and will catch makeup smudges

and water spills to give the area an

extra-clean feeling. She also recommends

waiting until after the organizing

process to buy bins and caddies,

so you know exactly what you need.

Once these organizing projects

are complete, your home will be

ready for fun fall festivities and family

gatherings.

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For those beginning the process

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to consider. Keep these ideas in

mind as you conduct your search —

whether it’s online or at a series of

open houses.

Consider Future Needs

Because life is always evolving, it’s

important to move into a home that

has enough space for your family’s

anticipated changes. While features

and space are always prime considerations,

don’t forget to look into

the area schools, day care options,

parks and other kid-friendly amenities

if you plan to grow your family

in your next home.

Look for Flexible Spaces

Seek homes that offer rooms with

multiple functions. For example,

an office area may be suitable for

a small child’s room, or a sunroom

may be converted to a laundry area

down the road. Unfinished basements

are also blank canvases that

can be customized to meet your family’s

wants and needs.

Selecting the Perfect Home

Get to Know the Area

The purchase of a home goes

well beyond the property line. Be

sure to examine the neighborhood

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in which the house is situated. From

the condition of the neighbors’

houses to highway access and the

proximity of necessities like grocery

stores and gas stations, be sure to

take every factor into account to

help ensure you’re selecting the

right location.

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In the world of design, what’s old

inevitably becomes new again, and

a similar pattern is inspiring today’s

on-trend color palettes for home decor.

The latest styles reflect reviving

and comforting colors influenced by

heritage and romance, lending to a

look that is familiar in an individualistic

way.

With more people living their everyday,

working lives at home, many

homeowners are discovering the

contentment that comes with slowing

down. Often that means looking to

the past to find comfort for moving

forward.

Nostalgia serves as an emotional

tool that delivers deep-rooted serenity

and powerful healing properties.

Looking to the past is often beneficial

during times of uncertainty and can

be an opportunity to bring styles and

practices back to the present to create

an appreciation of the past.

Whether living through the romance

of rural lifestyles, the comfort

of home, or the nostalgia from far-off

times, some of today’s most beloved

design aesthetics celebrate the past,

present and future while bringing

balance, hope and comfort for you

and your family to embrace.

Timeless Color

Using color to evoke feelings and

emotions is hardly new, but combining

a carefully curated color palette

with other design elements can allow

you to create a look that pays homage

to the past while breathing new

life into your living space.

Reimagining classic, familiar tones

allows you to achieve a design motif

that is equal parts reminiscent and

refreshing.

“The Vintage Homestead Color

Collection offers an effortless look that

reveals the importance of being hopeful

to find stability and balance,” said

Ashley Banbury, HGTV Home by

Sherwin-Williams senior color designer.

“Our 2023 Color Collection of the

Year revives elements from the past

that are perfectly paired with vintage,

comfortable and classic colors.”

Comfort Color

Blending Past and Present

Striking a balance between old

and new can take many forms, as

these styles show:

• Heritage Revival. An interest

in reviving the past is evident

in design trends like a reemerging

appreciation of antiques and vintage

elements, such

oversized furniture and

traditional shapes. To

capture this style, your

design should focus on

contrasting old and new

for a mix-and-match

look. Ultimately, the aesthetic

is a look that feels

simultaneously individualistic

and curated.

A cohesive color

scheme can allow the

various elements to

stand on their own while

working in harmony

for an intentional design.

For example, the HGTV Home

by Sherwin-Williams 2023 Color

Collection of the Year includes a combination

of familiar tones that have

been thoughtfully curated by design

experts who borrow color and design

concepts from the past for a hopeful

future and a sense of belonging.

Hues like Poetry Plum and Hot Cocoa

evoke warmth and depth, while moderate

shades like Restrained Gold and

Glamour offer fresh ways to incorporate

mid-range neutrals. Meanwhile,

soft tones like Natural Linen and Cool

Beige offer subtle color for lighter,

brighter spaces.

• Mixing and matching of eras. A

new take on retro design is emerging

in which eras are blended and

new and old furnishings work side

by side. To get this look, you’ll craft

a space that marries historical and

contemporary design, celebrating

both the old and new. To design for

longevity, incorporate pieces that

are ambiguous in era and stand the

test of time.

• Vintage homestead. Reviving

design elements from the past with

mixed patterns, classic shapes and

vintage decor adds up to comfortable

and comforting design. With this

trend, prints and patterns encompass

a range of styles, reinforcing how

interiors connect to fashion. Mixing

classic elegance with sleek vintage

shapes is refining the concept of polished

comfort. To achieve the look,

curate pieces in heritage shapes and

patterns, along with retro accents. Be

sure to incorporate vintage lighting

and glass, as well.

Current design trends blend modern with retro color

palettes.

A versatile color choice like

Darkroom, the 2023 Color of the

Year from HGTV Home by Sherwin-

Williams, is an alluring shade that

is classic enough for heritage interiors

but also modernly retro for a

throwback-inspired aesthetic. It’s a

neutral perfect for creating an eclectic

yet modern look inside and out.

Indoors, use it on the walls to offset

more earthy brown and taupe tones

in your furnishings and textiles.

Get inspired to combine the past

with the present for a comforting design

that’s all your own at hgtvhome

bysherwinwilliams.com.

Crafting a Conservatory

Today’s homeowners are also increasingly

interested in biophilic

design and bringing the outdoors

in, which prompts a conservatory

aesthetic in home design. To achieve

the look, design your space to make

maximum use of natural light in creative

ways. Incorporate large potted

trees and statement plants that

blur the lines between indoors and

outdoors.

Source: HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams

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Q Winter Garden welcomes

new homeowners

West Orange Habitat for

Humanity held home dedications

for new homeowners Shannon,

Christina, Danykqua and

Tiffany to welcome them to

Criswell Court in east Winter

Garden. Each woman partnered

with WOHFH to complete 200

hours of sweat equity, take financial

literacy classes, save for an affordable

down payment on their homes,

and agree to repay a no-interest

mortgage to WOHFH.

WOHFH, working in close cooperation

with the city of Winter

Garden, is addressing a need for

affordable housing in the area located

in east Winter Garden. The

partnership provides the opportunity

for low-income families to

purchase their first home. WOHFH

representatives oversee the construction

of the single-family residences,

using sustainable materials and environmentally

friendly building and

landscaping practices. In addition

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to its existing stalwart partners and

volunteers, WOHFH seeks strategic

relationships with other interested

corporations, churches and community

organizations to help expand

its volunteer and material resources

and hence its reach and impact for

good.

For more information, call

407-809-4411, ext. 105; or visit

www.westorangehabitat.org.

Q Pet Alliance opens its

Downtown Cat Shelter

In conjunction with Pet Alliance of

Greater Orlando’s 85th anniversary,

Central Florida’s go-to pet experts

announced the official grand opening

of its Downtown Cat Shelter. The

3,000-square-foot shelter will house

around 30 cats at a time available

for adoption and provide intake

services of owner-surrendered cats.

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The location will also serve as the

Orlando base for Pet Alliance’s volunteer

foster program and focus

some of its Community Cat TNR

(Trap-Neuter-Return) Initiative in the

surrounding neighborhoods.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been one

year since the devastating fire in

our Conroy home, where we lost

17 members of our feline family,”

said Steve Bardy, Pet Alliance

executive director. “After the fire,

we determined that [we] wanted

a space where we could continue

some of our sheltering operations in

Orlando until the permanent shelter

is built ...”

Once Pet Alliance of Greater

Orlando’s permanent shelter opens

at 4311 & 4319 S. John Young

Parkway in Orlando — which is

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projected to break ground in spring

2023 and open late summer 2024

— the goal is to turn the downtown

facility into an affordable veterinary

clinic that will be open to and

serve the public and continue to put

added emphasis on the health and

well-being of pets and providing affordable

solutions for pet owners.

For more information, visit

www.petallianceorlando.org.

Q Donation for hurricane

relief

BUSINESS BRIEFS

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held a

ribbon-cutting ceremony for Home

State Brewing Co. in the Horizon

West part of Winter Garden.

WOCC builds partnerships, strong

completed their high school diplomas

to be able to earn a GED diploma.

My Time English is a self-paced,

12-month, online course for those

looking to improve their English skills.

Orlando Health will cover the costs

of both programs, so team members

don’t have out-of-pocket expenses.

For more information, visit

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and partner Julian Correa announced

the opening of Realty

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Lake Road in Dr. Phillips. With more

than 30 years of combined real estate

experience specializing in new

construction and residential resale,

the group offers home sellers new

options to sell their homes, including

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Following the devastating effects

of Hurricane Ian across

Florida, Orlando City Soccer Club,

Orlando Pride and the Wilf Family

Foundations made a $500,000

donation to American Red Cross’

Hurricane Ian relief efforts.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to

all of those impacted by Hurricane

Ian,“ said Mark Wilf, Orlando City

SC and Orlando Pride chairman.

“The destruction throughout our state

and our neighboring communities is

heartbreaking, and we are committed

to aiding our fellow Floridians in

this time of need. Although the impacts

of Ian will be felt for years, we

are a resilient community, and the rebuilding

and relief efforts must start

now.”

The organizations are joined by

Major League Soccer in donating

to relief efforts, and their representatives

encourage others that can give

to do the same via American Red

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West Orange Chamber of Commerce ambassadors celebrate the opening of Home State Brewing Co. in the Horizon West part of

Winter Garden.

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.

Orlando Health rolled out opportunities

for its team members to

complete their high school diplomas

and enhance their English language

skills through two new programs.

Career Online High School allows

team members who have not

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n Charities/Fundraisers

Oct. 22 — Sunshine Foundation Gala

Omni Resorts ChampionsGate, 1500 Masters Blvd.,

ChampionsGate, hosts Sunshine Foundation’s 13th annual

gala, including cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner,

entertainment, dancing, a raffle and more. Guests are

welcome to dress as their favorite childhood characters.

(No explicit or gruesome costumes.) Time: 6 p.m. Cost:

$175, with proceeds benefiting Sunshine Foundation. For

more information, email info@sunshinefoundation.org or

visit sunshinefoundation.org/2022gala.

n Events/Performances

Oct. 27 — Historical Program

Heller Hall at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation,

21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts The T&G Railroad:

Winter Garden’s Best Kept Secret, a program by author

and historian Rick Cronin that presents the history of west

Orange County’s storied Tavares and Gulf Railroad. Time:

6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call

407-656-3244 or visit wghf.org.

Oct. 28 — Organ Concert

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the

Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando, hosts an organ

concert, featuring nationally known artist Adam J. Brakel.

Time: 7:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more

information, call 407-239-6600.

Oct. 29— Trunk Or Treat & Car Show

Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd.,

Kissimmee, hosts Trunk or Treat, which includes trick-ortreating

and a car show. Time: 4-8 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, visit sunsetwalk.com.

Nov. 10 — This Is My Song: A Veterans

Day Program

The Sanctuary at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church,

4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, presents This Is

My Song: A Veterans Day Program, including live patriotic

music and readings to honor those who have served the

U.S. in the armed forces. Time: 7:30 p.m. Admission is

free; however, an offering will be collected to benefit

Soldiers’ Angels. For more information or to RSVP, call

407-876-4991 or visit www.st.lukes.org/veterans.

Nov. 11 & 12— Food & Wine Classic

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, 1500 Epcot Resorts

Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, hosts the Food & Wine Classic, an

outdoor dining event that includes educational food and beverage

seminars, a festive outdoor setting, culinary selections

from the resort’s award-winning restaurants, beverage samplings

from around the world, themed areas and live musical

entertainment. Time: 5:30-9 p.m. Cost: $165. Room discounts

are available with proof of event ticket purchase. For

more information, visit swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com.

n Miscellaneous

Oct. 26 — Fall Preview Day

The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando,

holds a Fall Preview Day for prospective parents.

Time: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. RSVP online at

thefirstacademy.org/new.

Oct. 27 — MetroWest Food Truck

Connection

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando,

hosts a MetroWest Food Truck Connection, including food,

fun and music. Social-distancing guidelines are observed.

Time: fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.metrowestcommunity.com.

Nov. 4 — Artist Application Deadline

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633

Osceola Ave., Winter Park, seeks artists for its annual Winter

Park Paint Out, a weeklong festival and juried entry event that

takes place April 23-29, 2023. All artwork created during

the week are available for purchase with a portion of the

proceeds going to the museum. Interested artists must submit

a completed application, along with three plein air images

(done within the past two years), and agree to abide by the

event’s terms and conditions. No studio work, please. The entry

deadline is Nov. 4, 2022. For more information, call Emily

Coughlan, 407-647-6294; or email curator@polasek.org. To

fill out an application, visit winterparkpaintout.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.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Oct. 25 — Zoom Book Club Meeting

The Southwest Book Club holds a virtual meeting via

Zoom for those 18-older to talk about The Lost Apothecary

by author Sarah Penner. Penner will discuss her book and

take questions. Registration is required. Time: 7 p.m. For

more information, visit attend.ocls.info/event/7041297.

Oct. 27 & Nov. 10 — Thursday

Networking Group Meetings

West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday Networking

Group meets at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center, 7000

Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando. Time: second and fourth Thursday

of each month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more information,

email Jim Zeitschel, jim.zeitschel@primelending.com.

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 — 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.”

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 — 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.

Nov. 3, 10 & 17 — 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.

n Support Group

Windermere Center for

DENTISTRY

Nov. 6 — GriefShare: Surviving The

Holidays

The Barnes Learning Center, Room 210, on the second

floor of the Founder’s Hall at St. Luke’s United Methodist

Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, a one-time free program

for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one

no matter how long ago the loss occurred. Registration

is required. Time: 2-4 p.m. To RSVP, visit st.lukes.org/

griefshareholidays. For more information, call 407-876-

4991, ext. 262; or email care@st.lukes.org.

n Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing — Virtual Volunteers Needed

RSVP seeks volunteers to help make masks for Cornerstone

Hospice & Palliative Care. For more information or if

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interested, call Tyler VanBuren, 630-335-3084; or email

tvanburen@vcifl.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Foster Grandparent Program seeks limited-income

volunteers 55-older to join in helping children in schools

all around Central Florida. For more information,

call 407-298-4180 or visit volunteersforcommunity

impact.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FGP-In

fo-Flyer-1-13-20.pdf.

Ongoing — Pet Foster Homes Needed

As part of its Pet Peace of Mind program, Cornerstone

Hospice seeks foster homes for pets left behind after their

owners pass away. For more information or to receive

an application to foster, email ppom@cshospice.org.

Get Social With Us!

www.southwestorlandobulletin.com

For more information about hospice volunteer opportunities,

call Sharon Smith, 404-290-1583; or email

ssmith@vcifl.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers/Docents Needed

Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland,

seeks adults interested in learning about the history,

wildlife, plants and restoration efforts at ONP to volunteer

at the preserve to greet visitors, help answer

questions and lead a tour from time to time. Workdays

are Mondays and/or Saturdays. For more information,

email outreach@oaklandnaturepreserve.org or visit

www.oaklandnaturepreserve.org/guide. To register

online, visit oaklandnaturepreserve.org.

Ongoing — Volunteer Veterans Needed

Cornerstone Hospice seeks volunteers who are veterans

of America’s armed forces to honor patients who

are veterans by visiting them in their homes, a facility

or a hospital. Cornerstone Hospice is a four-star

level member of the We Honor Veterans program, a

national initiative to provide veterans in hospice care

with specialized services. All volunteers must participate

in mandatory training that includes an overview

of what is hospice care and how volunteers play an

important role in caring for patients. For more information,

call Olivia Davidson, 407-206-5060; or email

odavidso@cshospice.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, 12 Mustard Seed

Lane, Orlando, seeks volunteers who can help with donation

sorting, mattress recycling, warehouse maintenance,

administrative work, special events or general maintenance.

For more information, call 407-875-2040, ext.

110; or email jessi@mustardseedfla.org.

Ongoing — Volunteers Needed

The town of Oakland seeks volunteers to assist in various

fun and fulfilling roles at The Healthy West Orange Arts

and Heritage Center. Applicants must consent to a criminal

background check. For more information, call Pamela

Stewart, 407-656-1117, ext. 2112; email arts&heritage@

oaklandfl.gov; or visit bit.ly/artsandheritagecenter.

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.

Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are

welcome. Please send information six weeks

before the event to P.O. Box 851, Windermere,

FL 34787; call 407-351-1573, option 5; or email

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