The Man Issue

Nick’s Barbershop is an old-time barbershop that specializes in hot towel shaves and men’s, boys’ and kiddie haircuts. At Nick’s Barbershop, classic cuts never go out of style. Located in the Windermere Business Center at 6735 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 112, Nick’s is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information and to schedule a service for your favorite man, call 407-223-1967 or email

Tourism Update

The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association partnered with Orange County Public Schools to produce the annual Orange County State of the Schools Address at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown. More than 300 Central Florida community and business leaders were in attendance to hear OCPS Chairman Bill Sublette and Superintendent Barbara Jenkins discuss the recent accomplishments and future challenges facing OCPS.

School Siting Ordinance Updated … and other News & Business Briefs

Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the board of county commissioners joined Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette, Southwest resident and Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins, and OCPS board members to announce the passing of the updated school siting ordinance and participated in a ceremonial signing. The updated ordinance, which was passed at a recent commissioners meeting, establishes standards for OCPS to build new schools and renovate existing sites, including charter schools.

Windermere Earth Day Cleanup Event

An army of volunteers joined Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn and Orange County Environmental Protection Division employees for the recent Mayor’s Earth Day Cleanup Event. Three different groups spent their morning discarding invasive plants and trash at Fernwood Park, Maguire Road and Bird (Egret) Island.

Places of Tribute & Hope

Regardless of hard times, places of hope can be found throughout Central Florida, places where residents and families are coming together to pay tribute to fallen heroes and inspire others for a brighter future. Two such places are the Deputy Scott Pine Community Park and Pink Ribbon Garden.

Arnold Palmer

On Sept. 25, 2016, the world lost a golf legend and Central Florida lost a community champion.

Arnold Palmer’s celebrated golf career saw seven major titles, including four Masters Tournament championships, 62 PGA Tour wins, 95 professional victories, 26 amateur victories, 10 Champions Tour victories, and six Ryder Cup appearances and World Cup appearances, respectively, until his retirement on Oct. 13, 2006. He then served as an honorary starter for the Masters.