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Summer Staycation: New and Notable in Orlando

Looking for something fun and different to do this summer? There’s plenty to discover here in the City Beautiful with lots of updated and new attractions, entertainment hotspots, dining destinations and family-friendly resorts. Here’s a listing of some the latest from our friends at Visit Orlando.  NEW ATTRACTIONS: THEME PARKS AND MORE Universal Orlando Resort: Volcano Read More…

An Unexpected Treat

An old-school road trip seemed like an appropriate way to celebrate a 34th wedding anniversary, so I started stringing some stays together. We had not been to South Florida in decades and had not visited Key West in seven years. So it was to be a Ft. Lauderdale, South Beach and Key West adventure with Read More…

A Masterful Wine Dinner

It’s always a treat to attend a paired wine dinner – and the recent evening at Bull & Bear at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando was no exception. In addition to the masterfully prepared five-course meal, we were led through the Paul Hobbs wines by Master Sommelier Michael McNeil. The slender-stemmed Sophienwald wine glasses were provided Read More…

Purchase a Tulip Cookie, Help a Foster Child

Panera Bread will be kicking off a special tulip cookie promotion benefitting Foundation for Foster Children in 32 bakery-cafes throughout the Orlando area this month. From May 11-25, participating Orlando Panera Bread bakery-cafes owned by Covelli Family Limited Partnership will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from every tulip cookie purchased to the Foundation for Read More…

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Please Sun Safely

by Dr. Palceski, board certified dermatologist, Reflections Dermatology & Center for Skin Care Did you know that skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the United States? Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Here are some tips for helping you protect your family and sun Read More…

Call for Entries: Orange Appeal’s 7th annual Back-to-Class Makeover

Are you an Orange or Seminole County teacher who gives all your time and energy to your students… and would enjoy some pampering?   Ladies, if you need “YOU” time, enter our 7th annual Back-to-Class Makeover Contest for a chance to win a 3-day prize package with hairstylist Ana Yebba, makeup artist Leslie Christin, Lisa Maile Seminars & Coaching, award-winning photographer Read More…

Good Deeds Indeed

No one has to remind me that there are lots of charity events to attend in Orlando. On many Saturday evenings, there are multiple options – and all of them are for very worthy local causes. It makes me proud to live here where there is so much activism for the disadvantaged, diseased and underserved. Read More…