February brings the season of love, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Hands are held, flowers are delivered, and chocolate is consumed by the pound. This year, make your valentine feel extra-special with one (or more) of these fabulous gift ideas. Whether it is a romantic dinner for two, an energizing activity or self-improvement, Cupid’s Corner has the perfect fit for your loved one.
When it comes to planning their weddings, many brides have been dreaming about the big day since they were little girls. They have envisioned the venue, dress, flowers, cake and sometimes, even the groom. It’s supposed to be the most magical day of a woman’s life. For those lacking in the fairy-godmother department, it can also be one of the most stressful times.
Girl Scout Troop 18 participated in the Ocoee Christmas Parade. The girls decorated a golf cart with holiday decorations that some rode in while others walked. They won third place in the parade under the Scouting category.
Bay Vista Estates resident Ethan Thompson is playing the role of Elmer Hopkins in Orlando Repertory Theatre in partnership with UCF’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.
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.
David Boyer, M.D., of Palm Lake recently celebrated 30 years with Orlando Health. Staff members at the Della Drive location threw Dr. Boyer a surprise party and presented him a plaque in appreciation of 30 years of outstanding dedication and service.
It’s an age-old question: What do women want? With the Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s first The Woman Issue, we try to help answer that question, as much as anyone can.
Bill Suchy, a longtime Bay Springs resident and owner of Bill Suchy Productions LLC, a film consulting and production company, had his documentary, Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, acquired for both international television and educational distribution.
MetroWest resident Victoria Mei returns to the United Kingdom to participate in West End Stage.
(Front, l. to r.) David Hinshaw, Sarah Grande, Dean Hinshaw, Elijah Langley, Brady O’Malley, (back, l. to r.) Pammy Hinshaw, Sayla and Keira Wojdyla, Jane Langley and Claire O’Malley sew hearts to pass out to their neighbors in The Manors at Butler Bay to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Two members of the Bucket List Hiking Club climbed the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Bay Hill resident and club founder Matt Durfee and Isleworth resident Anthony Lightman dedicated the task to their deceased fathers. Located in Tanzania in East Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet.
(L. to r.) Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, Council Liaison John Armstrong, and Chairman Andrew McGhee of the town’s Historical Preservation Board bury a time capsule.
Town of Windermere representatives buried a time capsule to be opened in 2050. The capsule contains items that represent the mood and issues currently affecting the town.
Tucked between Windermere and Ocoee, and home to about 2,000 people, Gotha enjoys a rich history, which caring citizens have sought to preserve and maintain.
German immigrant H.A. Hempel founded Gotha in the late 1870s and named it after his birthplace. A Buffalo, New York, resident, he planned to spend a few months of the year in Florida to escape the cold. Hempel, an inventor of a printing tool, envisioned Gotha being an enclave for fellow Germans.