April 2009

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Dr. Oz on Vitamin D, Dancing to Remember

 Last month, DR. MEHMET OZ gave us tips for sleeping better. Here, he tackles a range of health issues, including vitamin D deficiencies and DNA testing—and, oh, yes, forgetfulness. Known as “America’s doctor,” Dr. Oz is a frequent guest onThe Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as the vice chair and a professor of surgery at Columbia University and the director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has written fourNew York Times bestsellers, and this month his latest book, You: Being Beautiful, arrives in bookstores. 

Wedding Guide

 Planning a wedding is in the details, and Orlando magazine’s Wedding Guide gives you some help with them. From a local couple who traveled to a coastal Italian village to celebrate their nuptials to wedding dresses and tiaras that befit the brides’ personalities to unusual (but delicious) places to hold rehearsal dinners, our guide covers the details that go into saying “I do.” 

Crowning Glories

 It’s your day to be a princess—why not top off your bridal ensemble with a tiara?  

International Relations

 Some couples decide upon a destination wedding for the built-in romance of an exotic locale. Others choose to marry on foreign soil because they share a love of travel. But for Lou De Berardinis and Jeny Cilano, the choice of an Italian wedding was all about family ties.  

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Is Sam Zell Digging the Sentinel's Grave?

 The maverick real estate investor earned his fortune—and the nickname “the Grave Dancer”—by capitalizing on corporate decay. In buying Tribune Company late last year, he saw another opportunity to find profit in a struggling business. But he didn’t see the black hole the newspaper industry was about to fall into, made deeper by the privatized company’s $13 billion of debt. For the Tribune-owned Sentinel, Zell’s ownership has come at a hefty price: drastic cuts in staff and content. 

For Mickey, 80, a Storybook Life

 No Central Floridian of any species is more beloved than MICKEY MOUSE. He’s an icon of fun, a symbol of all-American moxie and a goodwill ambassador for the Orlando area. Mickey came up the hard way, in the early days of the movie business, eventually conquering television, theme parks and other fields. Through it all, he’s never lost the spunk or humility that help to make him a star. For “In Their Own Words,” we’ve interviewed many movers and shakers but never Mickey Mouse (perhaps due to the stigma that being “fictional” once carried). So on the occasion of his 80th birthday—which the Disney company calculates from the premiere of his first short, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928—we’ve asked our favorite mouse to reflect on his storied career.  

Hank Fishkind

 He’s an economist who researches and forecasts Florida’s economy. Fishkind, 59, has offices in Orlando, Naples and Port St. Lucie. 

He's a Rainstorm Cowboy

 When he’s not forecasting the weather on FOX 35, Jim Van Fleet is singing in The Reign.  

Rock 'n' Stroll

 City sidewalks jammin’ with 10-foot-tall guitar sculptures.  

He Made the Cut

 From Chicago to Orlando, artist Charles Turzak left his mark in woodcuts and paintings. 

The Jail's 4-1-1 on Casey Anthony

 Allen Moore is caught up in the drama, but he prefers to work behind the scenes.  

One for the Road

 Known for serving stiff drinks, the late owner of ‘Wally’s’ is remembered for his soft side.  

The $13 Billion Paper Shredder

 Short on resources and squeezed for cash by its corporate master, the Sentinel no longer has the bark of a vigilant public watchdog.

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For a Prodigy, Life Is a Stage

 The son of concert musicians, Hungarian-born TAMAS KOCSIS was destined to follow in his parents’ footsteps. His ascension as a classical violinist took him away from the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc and to the United States, where he furthered his music studies under the direction of prestigious instructors. Kocsis went on to land the concertmaster post at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and, in 2004, joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in the same capacity. Kocsis, 37, is a frequent soloist in the OPO’s concert series. He also is a knight, a title bestowed upon him during a visit to his homeland in 2006. His recordings of the complete violin sonatas and piano quartets of Brahms are released under the EPR label. 

Michelle Valentine

 The cutely named Valentine has been a professional matchmaker for more than 10 years. Her office is in Winter Park. 

Old Haunts

 A downtown walking tour is a spirited exploration of Orlando’s more lurid history. 

Coming Soon to a City Near You

Brooke Shields, Tupperware Lady

 The actress can’t contain herself in her role as a brand spokeswoman. 

A Mixed Blessing

 Networks cut away from Joel Hunter’s benediction at the Democratic Convention, likely sparing the conservative local pastor further criticism from his brethren. 

The Girlfriend' Who Never Was

 Lou Pearlman’s most frequent jail visitor reveals details of her relationship with the onetime impresario. Lately, she’s had a change of heart about him.

Bringing Health to the Table

 Chef John Procacci believes in serving and eating great-tasting food that is rich in nutrients. He’s the chef/owner of Healthy Chef Creations, a Winter Park business that sells and delivers spa-inspired organic meals to area households. We asked him for advice on healthy eating.  

For Your Eyes Only

 The results of treatments for tired-looking eyes can be subtle—or dramatic.

Wanna ZUMBA?

 The new workout combines resistance training with a high-intensity dance routine.

Dr. Oz Wants to Tuck You in

 In addition to being a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, DR. MEHMET OZ is the vice chair and a professor of surgery at Columbia University as well as medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center. He has written four New York Times bestsellers, and next month his new book,You: Being Beautiful, arrives in bookstores. In the first of two parts, Oz talks about sleeping problems and how to overcome them. 

Health, Fitness & Beauty

Feeding the Fire at the Anthonys'

 Sometimes I couldn’t tell whether I was watching a news broadcast or an episode of Big Brother.

[Cool Bars] Trendy

 

Guides & Resources

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Fall Getaways

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Real Estate's Hot 100

Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. This list showcases some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.

Spotlight on Plastic Surgeons 2014

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Orlando's Best Lawyers of 2014

Get informed with our annual list of more than 400 Orlando-area attorneys, compiled by Best Lawyers in America. The annual selection features lawyers in 78 areas of practice.

Spotlight on Lawyers 2014

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