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Helping Hands

A group of shining stars ages 7 to 18 make it their mission to care for our community—and for one another.

Urban Resurrection

The colorful crew of Zombie House Flipping is headed for a prime TV slot in its continuing quest to bring Orlando houses back from the dead.

Cursive: Don't Write it Off

Learning the old-school style of putting pen to paper still has an important place in our digital world.

Fun Things to do with the Kids!

We’ve assembled dozens of activities designed to strengthen family connections—from biking to hiking, star gazing to wall climbing, making pancakes to camping in the backyard, sharing a book to solving a mystery. An abundance of activities on our list are low-cost or free. So let the fun begin!

Fun Things to do with the Kids: Hands On and Food Fun

Creative workshops, volunteer programs, and fun with food.

The Write Direction

A peer tutoring program nurtures middle-school writing talent.

Fun Things to do with the Kids: Out of the Ordinary

Fun activities for the curious and creative, plus adventures for for space-lovers.

Fun Things to do with the Kids: Animals

Painting horses, night-time zoo tours, dinosaurs and more!

Fun Things to do with the Kids: The Great Outdoors

Enjoy the outdoors with gardening, camping, and more.

Fun Things to do with the Kids: Get Movin’

Zip lines, splash pads, biking, and other activities.

Fun Things to do with the Kids: Simple Delights and Fun 'n Games

A day at the movies, an afternoon of bowling, and other more fun delights.

Arabian Dreams

The custodian of one of the greatest herds of horses on earth opens his farm to visitors, offering a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

Larger Than Life: The 2015 Pet Guide

Our 2015 edition features stories about pet health, fun finds, and more, plus the lucky winners of our annual pet contest.

The 2015 Pet Guide: Finalists

The lucky 7 winners of our 2015 pet contest.

The 2015 Pet Guide: The Survivors

When pets are diagnosed with cancer, their owners face tough decisions. Often the choice is to give these closest friends a fighting chance.

The 2015 Pet Guide: A Golden Opportunity

Major study looks at cancer risk in canines.

Best of Orlando 2015

Readers and staff pick the best of the city.

The Path of Kahn

Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles—Patrick Kahn has had many stops on his visual arts journey. Now he is bringing the works of master photographers to Orlando through his Snap! Space gallery and an annual festival.

A Major Roar

Orlando City’s Lions begin play this month as a member of Major League Soccer. To prepare you for the next level of Soccermania, we offer a look at their coach, their star player, their history and their fans.

Perfect Match

Adrian Heath brings the competitive fire he had as a player to his role as coach of Orlando City.

Star Power

Yeah, we’re still pinching ourselves—but Kaká really has arrived to lead Orlando City into the big leagues.

Fans-tastic

From cheering and singing to pyrotechnics, Orlando City’s raucous supporters are a special breed.

Soccer 101

Stumped by the terminology of “the beautiful game’’? We’re here to help.

Family Matters

We celebrate the family with strategies for connection and creativity, such as gardening together, taking music lessons, and setting some rules for high-tech toys. Plus check out our bucket list of fun excursions.

Start Me Up

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let everyman help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, from food trucks to films.

Presents Perfect

Last-minute shoppers, relax. We’ve got some great gift ideas—from offbeat coffee mugs and handy fix-it tools to high-tech travel gadgets and colorful kitchen accessories.

Learn to Surf

Kids of all ages can get the hang of catching a wave.

Bike Around the State

From leisurely to strenuous, pedaling opportunities abound throughout Florida.

Fly Fish at the Ritz-Carlton

It’s possible to get back to nature in the lap of luxury.

Sail or Kayak in St. Augustine

Dolphins, rays and manatees are the main attractions.

Get Out (Outside That Is...)

From kayaking and ziplining to fishing and surfing, there’s plenty of fun waiting outdoors. Sample our selection of adventures both far and near.

Paddle in Peace

This waterway offers one-of-a-kind finds: fossils.

Explore the Untamed

Georgia’s Cumberland Island remains a haven for horses and wilderness.

Go Ziplining at Forever Florida

It’s a safari of a different sort—sailing over the trees at 25 mph.

3 Pet Products That Blow Our Minds

Senior Superlatives

Older greyhounds offer an extraordinary adoption choice.
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Guides & Resources

Guide to Private Schools 2017

Our searchable annual database will help you chart an educational course for your family.

2016 Premier Doctors

Our annual list of over 500 doctors.

Best Doctors 2016

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.

Top Doctors 2016

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Vacation Planner

Your next getaway is only a click away. Search our database for a great vacation experience.

2016 Premier Veterinarians

2016 Pet Resource Guide

Check out our searchable 2016 list of some of the best pet resources in the Orlando area.
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FeaturesRecent Blog Posts

Weekend Happenings in Orlando Jan 20 to 22

Find what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.

How to Harvest Rainwater for Your Garden

Conserve a vital resource and save money by collecting stormwater for irrigation in a barrel or tank.

Weekend Happenings in Orlando Jan 13 to 15

Find what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.

Contrasting Beauty

Exhibits at Snap! Space and Cornell Museum explore the portrayals of African Americans in art.

Simple Cleaning Strategies for Busy People

Sneak mini cleaning tasks into your daily routine to stay on top of basic housekeeping.
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