August 2010

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Featured Story

50 Most Powerful People

Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.
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In This Issue

The Force Will Be Here, and so Will 30,000 of its followers

Local Star Wars fans prepare for this month’s cosmic gathering at the convention center.

Our Town

People and places that define Orlando

Top Picks

Lucky 7

Looking to expand your dining horizons? Check out Joseph Hayes’ picks for the BEST NEW RESTAURANTS in Orlando. They serve everything from Turkish cuisine to Spanish selections, Afro-Indian dishes to Greek delicacies, first-rate seafood to Italian (and Italian-Brazilian) offerings.

Petal Pusher

Lauren Sigman begins to cultivate a new career as a jewelry designer.

The Good Earth

Here’s the down and dirty on using mud or clay to beautify skin.

Look on the Bright Side

Bolder, livelier furnishings and accessories are coming your way, signaling a new sense of optimism.

Drinks Made Responsibly

Two locals produce vino and vodka, both, coincidentally, in Oregon, with the best intentions.

Off to See the Wizard

Harry Potter’s world is, indeed, magical, but will it do the trick for Universal?

Sizing Up the Field in the Mayor’s Race

Of frontrunner Bill Segal’s three opponents, [Teresa] Jacobs has the best chance of beating him in a head-to-head contest.

The Story of a... Civil War Re-enactor

The battle lines are blurred for Robert Niepert, 54, of Winter Garden, who fights for both North and South as a cavalry commander.

Best of Orlando

The favorites of our readers in 85 categories, ranging from best restaurant for atmosphere to best bicycle store to best nail salon. As we do every year, we awarded the “Best of” designation based on total votes in each category. New to the list this year are short features on some of the winners, so you’ll know, for example, just who the heck Eric Eisnaugle is and how IKEA got its name.
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Guides & Resources

Premier Realtors

Let Orlando's best realtors help you find your dream home!

Wedding Resource Guide

Find the best wedding vendors in Orlando.

Summer Getaways 2015

Summer is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando.

Shattering Myths of Better Business Bureau

2015 Best Lawyers

When you need an attorney, you want someone with a strong reputation and a proven track record. The annual Best Lawyers® list provides the names of Orlando-area attorneys most recommended by their colleagues in the field.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2015

Our annual list featuring 216 of the area’s finest dental professionals.

Dentists Q&As

We selected 4 dentists to weigh in on questions related to dental health.

Guide to Private Schools 2015

Our annual guide to private schools will help you chart an educational course for your family.
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