Three Boy Scouts are Honored … and more Neighborhood News!

Sterling Pointe

U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster (right) endorses former Winter Garden Commissioner and Sterling Pointe resident Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski for Florida State Representative for District 44 in the upcoming special election.

Former Winter Garden Commissioner and Sterling Pointe resident Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski was endorsed by U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster for the special election taking place Aug. 15 for Florida State Representative of District 44. Bobby was also endorsed by Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Winter Garden Mayor John Rees, and Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, as well as the entire Windermere Town Council: John Armstrong, Bob McKinley, Richard Montgomery, Jim O’Brien and Al Pichon.

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John Scott, a Winter Garden resident and master’s student in Miami University’s Global Field Program, traveled to Paraguay this month as part of the university’s Project Dragonfly. John has the opportunity to co-develop an eco-leadership program for Paraguay, working in partnership with Para La Tiera, a nonprofit conservational organization devoted to scientific research, conservation and community engagement.

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Tzu-Chi Ting “Sofhia” (center) of Taiwan visits Brenda Sali of the Rotary Club of Celebration (left) and Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista President Jean Campana, among others, during her Rotary student exchange program.

Rotary International promotes a program in which young people participate in an exchange in different countries. Various families of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista and others in the same district hosted Tzu-Chi Ting “Sofhia” of Taiwan for 11 months, from August 2016 through June 2017. During her stay, Sofhia spoke to several Rotary clubs about her life in Taiwan and her experiences with American life. She also attended school and joined programs created by Rotary clubs, including feeding the hungry and interacting with other young exchange students. The purpose of the program is for bright young people to better understand Americans and their way of life. As Sofhia grows up and takes important positions, perhaps in her country’s government, she will be better suited to mediate issues between America and Taiwan for peaceful outcomes.

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 6 receive National Medals of Merit for their heroic actions. Pictured are (l. to r.) Pamela and Blake Gardner; Scott, Aaron and Audrey Fetterhoff; and Benjamin and Karyn Phillips.

Three boys from Boy Scout Troop 6, based out of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, saved a Scout who was seriously injured in an accident. The three boys, Aaron Fetterhoff, Benjamin Phillips and Blake Gardner, were presented National Medals of Merit, a very rare award, for their heroic actions.



Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance in Windermere presented its annual recital — Don’t Walk, Dance — last month. Every performance, from the opening Gateway to India to the final jazz dance Rhythm Nation, was done with precision, technique, continuous smiles and lots of personality. Seven high school graduates were recognized, as well as all who have been with EPSOD for many years. The school’s 37th dance season begins Aug. 7.

Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance students (front, l. to r.) Julia Gustafson, Reagan Dobrolecki, Sophie Graham, Melina D’Argenio, (back, l. to r.) Sabrina Mejia, Abby Crant, Kimberly McCoy and Sophia Katz perform at the annual Don’t Walk, Dance recital.






Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance students Harper Bates, Kendall Brewer, Zoelle Casey, Ava Deese, Jade Doleh, Anna Leneis, Lucy Perez, Claudia Ramirez and Mary Violet Weathers perform in the annual Don’t Walk, Dance recital.







Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. added a few seasoned agents, as well as new recruits, to its Southwest Orlando office. Among those were Peggy Bohart of Southwest Orlando and Susan “Sue” Nugent of Dr. Phillips. Peggy and Susan are both committed to helping customers with all their residential real estate needs.

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