Cathy Mullenix, president of the Bay Lakes Homeowners Association, is named Orange County District 1 Citizen of the Year by Commissioner Scott Boyd.
Southwest resident and Orange County District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd named Cathy Mullenix Orange County District 1 Citizen of the Year. The Bay Lakes Homeowners Association president was recognized at the Orange County Community Conference, where Southwest resident and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs also praised Cathy for her work in the community.
Falcon Pointe resident Tina Nicolai, CEO and founder of Resume Writers Ink, received a certified advanced résumé writer national certification from Career Directors International.
Tina Nicolai, CEO and founder of Resume Writers Ink, was awarded a certified advanced résumé writer national certification from Career Directors International. The Falcon Pointe resident demonstrated her proficiency in résumé writing through an intensive examination and professional writing process, which assessed her industry knowledge and résumé writing skills.
Hadi Harake and Brittany Heath celebrate their engagement in Venice, Italy.
Robert and Ronna Levy of Windermere and Arthur Heath of Orlando announced the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Heath, to Hadi Harake. Brittany is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School and the University of Florida. Hadi and Brittany live and work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and plan to return to the U.S. next year. The couple were engaged July 2012 in Venice, Italy, and a December 2012 wedding in Florida is being planned.
West Orange High School’s theater department will present performances of Disney The Little Mermaid Jr. on select dates from Sept. 17-23 at the school, located at 1625 S. Beulah Road in Winter Garden. Performance dates and times are Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for general admission and $13 for reserved seating for the 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances. WOHS’s theater department has received numerous awards and accolades, including two consecutive first-place finishes at the Florida Theatre Conference; and a first-place finish at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Inc., the largest theater conference in the U.S. For more information, call 407-905-2400, ext. 2282; email
www.westorangehighschooltheatre.com on the Web.
Eagle Scout and Lake Highland Preparatory School 2012 graduate Warner Hazell climbs the Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilamanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
During a family vacation in Tanzania, Africa, Southwest resident Warner Hazell climbed Mount Kilamanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The Eagle Scout reached the top of the Uhuru Peak, which, at 5,895 meters, is the highest summit on the dormant volcano.
lizabeth Tran (center) of Dr. Phillips is the August recipient of the You’ve Been Spotted Outstanding Community Service Award from Chick-fil-A of Sand Lake Road. She is congratulated by Marketing Director Lydia Hueneke.
Dr. Phillips resident Elizabeth Tran was the August recipient of the You’ve Been Spotted Outstanding Community Service Award from Chick-fil-A of Sand Lake Road. Elizabeth is the founder of Teens Go Green Global, a nonprofit organization that spreads awareness about going green; and she is the hostess of the Miss Miracle Charity Pageant, which has raised more than $22,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. She also volunteers with Harbor House, Dress for Success, Hope Helps Inc., The Salvation Army and Clean the World. Each month, Chick-fil-A of Sand Lake Road honors a Southwest resident or group who has been spotted giving back to the community. For more information or to suggest a nomination for the You’ve Been Spotted award, call Diana Mainieri at 407-351-1573, ext. 23; or email
Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista President Eduardo Fernandez (far right) welcomes new members and Dr. Phillips residents (l. to r.) Morvan Perez, Cris Pinto, Frank DaCosta and Reginald Riley.
During a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista, President Eduardo Fernandez welcomed new members and Dr. Phillips residents Frank DaCosta, Morvan Perez, Cris Pinto and Reginald Riley. The club meets weekly at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort near Downtown Disney.
Through Sept. 15, Gentle Touch Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Spa is donating 10 percent of sales from facials and massages to the YMCA of Central Florida Scholarship Program. Located at 2723 Maguire Road in Ocoee, Gentle Touch offers medical-grade facials and peels, therapeutic massage and more. For more information, call 407-877-7003 or visit www.gentletouchmedispa.com on the Web.
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