A traditional county fair may seem to have no place in a town known as the theme park capital of the world, where the latest and greatest rides await fun seekers. But for many Orlandoans, the Central Florida Fair is an annual rite of passage, like the senior skip days of yore. The recent 99th edition of the fair reminded visitors of the simple thrills in life, like riding bumper cars and tossing rings to win stuffed animals. Even the iPhone generation had a good time.
If Joe Kittinger’s 50-year-old, high-altitude jump records fall, it could be with the legendary aviator’s help.
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They range in age from 12 to 89. They include a computer store owner and a pro golfer, a concert booker and a radio personality, a college student and a middle schooler, among others. They help children and veterans, arts organizations and hospitals, the hungry, the homeless, the helpless. They live among us and inspire by example. They are 11 local people with “hearts of gold” who give back to this community in so many ways.
But what a hit Jeanie Linders’ play, Menopause the Musical, has been since its debut in Orlando 10 years ago. The show inspired by a hot flash has changed Linders’ formerly hard-luck life, yielding wealth, love and good will.