Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s Holiday Gift Guide provides a comprehensive listing of various local stores, as well as gift ideas — from always-handy gift cards to opportunities for better health and more — that are sure to please everyone this holiday season.
The staff at Simmonds Dental Center’s motto is “Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time,” which is exactly what they do. They are unique, because they truly treat their patients like family, and they have more than 500 five-star reviews that can attest to this. Simmonds Dental Center has provided dental care for patients in the MetroWest and surrounding communities for the past nine years and is happy to have contributed to the robust growth of the area.
If the thought of cooking a turkey and all of the trimmings for family and friends makes you break out in a cold sweat, don’t panic. With a little pre-planning, smart use of your kitchen, and a little help from your friends, this Thanksgiving could turn out to be one of the most enjoyable yet!
Forrest and Deborah Bahruth were selected as recent Hidden Springs/Estates Yard of the Quarter winners. They have lived in Hidden Springs since 1984, and, throughout the years, their original house has transformed from a ranch-style to a more contemporary home.
Brenda Crenshaw didn’t intend to open an accredited private school, let alone two: The Crenshaw School in Gotha and another near Plains, Georgia. Many have said her school is one of “the best-kept secrets in Orlando.”
Kids Beating Cancer held its 2017 Hats & Heroes Masquerade Ball, celebrating 25 years, at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The theme for the night was “Phantom of the Opera.” It featured music from the Broadway show with Terry Barber and his orchestra, as well as dancing to the music of Michael Andrew & Swingerhead followed by a DJ After Party.
Iron Core Gym of Ocoee competed at the R.A.W. United Stronglife Powerlifting Competition in Tampa. Kendall Danganan of Turtle Creek placed first in the women’s 132-pound senior division. Christopher Newton of Dr. Phillips won the men’s 181-pound 18-19 division, and Peter Pires of Cross Creek took the 181-pound senior title, as well as the pound-for-pound best power lifter award, for the men with a total of 1,525 pounds.
Bridgewater Middle’s volunteer organization SPEW — Students Participating in Exceptional Work — donated more than 2,500 pounds of clothing for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Volunteers came out in the pouring rain to staff the clothing drive.
After leading Orlando Pride to its first playoff berth in its second season in the National Women’s Soccer League, the club signed head coach Tim Sermanni to a contract extension.