100th-year birthday party for Marian Mishalanie and more news

compiled by Lauren Salinero

Bay Hill

Former Sand Lake Pointe resident Marian Mishalanie (front, center) celebrates her 100th birthday with (front, l. to r.) Allen Layton of Bay Hill, Kathe Swanson of Dr. Phillips, Sarah Layton and Richard Spears of Bay Hill, (middle, l. to r.) Lillian Saunders of Clermont, Joanne MacPherson and Norma Radosevich of Bay Hill, (back, l. to r.) Jim Bennett and Salley Martin of Dr. Phillips, Debra Sheffield of Orlando, Jeanne Wetta Van Sickle of South Bay, and Janet Minard and Joe Radosevich of Bay Hill.

Bay Hill residents Allen and Sarah Layton co-hosted a 100th-year birthday party for Sarah’s mother, Marian Mishalanie, formerly of Sand Lake Pointe. Marian turned 100 on Nov. 4. Helping to celebrate the momentous occasion were Bay Hill residents Jim Bennett and Joanne MacPherson, Dr. Phillips resident Salley Martin, Bay Hill residents Janet Minard and Joe and Norma Radosevich, Clermont resident Lillian Saunders, Orlando resident Debra Sheffield, Bay Hill resident Richard Spears, Dr. Phillips resident Kathe Swanson, and South Bay resident Jeanne Wetta Van Sickle.

Richard West of Bay Hill is named 2016 Orlando Family Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.

Longtime Bay Hill resident Richard D. West, owner/attorney of West Family Law Group, was named Orlando Family Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2016. It is the second time Richard has been selected by his peers for this distinction. He specializes in marital and family law. For more information, visit www.westfamilylawgroup.com on the web.


A new farmers market opened in MetroWest this past November. The Veranda Park Farmers Market operates Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It is located at 2121 S. Hiawassee Road in Orlando and serves the area between Winter Garden and downtown Orlando with local food, vendors and produce.


Thirty-eight Ocoee residents received free dental services from Colonial Drive Family Dentistry as part of Free Dentistry Day. Its dental team provided more than $25,000 worth of free oral health care, including extractions, to the community. Free Dentistry Day was initiated to provide dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

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Lucinda Howard of Gotha graduates from Florida State University.

Congratulations to the following Southwest-area residents on their recent academic achievements:

Katia Berger of Windermere earned a spot on the dean’s list for the first quarter of the 2016-17 academic year at the Randolph-Macon Academy Upper School for grades 9-12. The junior is the daughter of proud parents Robert and Kathryn Berger.

Katherine Duncan of Windermere graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education with a Master of Science.

Lucinda Howard of Gotha earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Florida State University.

Morgan Malinowski of Winter Garden graduated from Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services with a Bachelor of Science.

Ready, Set, Dance students showcase their talent at the 18th annual Now Snowing event in Celebration.

Students from Ready, Set, Dance in Gotha performed at the 18th annual Now Snowing event in Celebration. Now Snowing is a monthlong tradition that consists of snowfall and holiday festivities. The dancers also participated in the Ocoee Christmas Parade and Gaylord Palms Resort’s ICE show.

West Orange Chamber of Commerce members commemorate the opening of Central Florida Title (Photo courtesy of WOCC).

West Orange Chamber of Commerce members held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Central Florida Title. 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, call 407-656-1304 or visit wochamber.com on the web.

Blair Thomas (left), membership chairwoman of the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips, welcomes new member Stephen Graham.

Stephen Graham of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital — Orlando Health became a member of the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips at a recent meeting. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips meets weekly from 7-8 a.m. at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

(Clockwise from left) Reagan Dobrolecki, Sophie Graham, Abby Crant, Caroline Lee, Anna Lee and Adara Evans of Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance perform at the Florida Dance Masters Thanksgiving Convention.

Dancers from Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance participated in the Florida Dance Masters Thanksgiving Convention in Orlando. Sophie Graham placed as a finalist in the Teen Miss Dance competition. Other solo competitors were Abby Crant, Reagan Dobrolecki and Adara Evans. Several students received scholarships from Florida Dance Masters. They were Abby Crant and Sophie Graham for acrobatics, Anna Lee for jazz, and Caroline Lee for ballet. Caroline also received an additional scholarship for top-10 overall. Reagan received an honorable mention for ballet. In addition, Anna, Caroline, Reagan and Sophie performed Get Up and Dance, which was presented at the Royal Dance Festival.

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