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Story of a… Rigger

John Neal rises to the challenges of “one of the last professions that is physically and cerebrally demanding.”

Sharon Vaughn: Around the World and Back Again

Acclaimed songwriter Sharon Vaughn, known for her country tunes, returns to the hometown where so much of her music took root.

Story of a… Surf Instructor

Former competitive surfer Molli Miller now gets her biggest thrill from teaching the next generation how to catch and ride the waves.

Spotlight: A New Happily Ever After

A diagnosis turns a young woman’s life upside down, leading her to rethink storybook heroes for kids.

Story of a… Butterfly Farmer

Dan Dunwoody’s love of insects took flight in elementary school, and he’s never looked back.

Orlando's Women Of The Year 2019

Women who are making a positive impact on our community.

Jeffery Redding: Passion and Purpose

Grammy-winning choral director Jeffery Redding brings arts cachet, educator fame to West Orange High.

The B.L.A.I.R. Connection: A Healing Legacy

Teen who lost older sister to a rare disease creates a sibling support website to help people like her move forward.

Story of a… Drone Pilot

He’s been at gunpoint, cussed out and assaulted, but Terry Clunk still believes the sky’s the limit for his misunderstood industry.

Story of a… Wildlife Rescuer

For Debbie Helsel, Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge in Lake Nona is home.

Steve Spurrier: Back in the Game

The legendary Steve Spurrier is once again ready for launch, this time as head coach of the newly minted Orlando Apollos. And the Ol’ Ball Coach has a bunch of plays he thinks you’ll like.

Bickley Wilson: Portrait of Goodness

How one woman provided artists of all ages a place they could call home.

Story of a… Roller Coaster Designer

Engineer and Skyline Attractions co-founder Chris Gray made good on his childhood dream of crafting thrill rides.

Story of a… Christmas Caroler

Andrea Tyler loves the holidays, so when she sings, she likes to let it show, let it show, let it show.

Story of a… Drum Major

Veteran UCF Marching Knights drum major Sarah Spielman puts aside her shyness “to make music with 375 of my closest friends.”

Story of a… Cat Behaviorist

Stephanie Merlin peers at the world through cats’ eyes to help correct their bad behavior.

Story of a… Centenarian

107-year-old Midge Ruff of Winter Park credits “genes and being blessed” for her unusually long life.

Story of a… Lifeguard

For more than four decades, Kimberly Lytle has “lived the world of lifeguarding.”

Growing Up Gridiron: UCF's New Head Coach

Even as a toddler, Josh Heupel was wired to be a competitor and a champion. Now as UCF’s new head coach, he seeks to build on perfection.

Story of a… Bus Driver

Florida Operator of the Year and 33-year veteran Melinda Demers says driving a LYNX bus “isn’t as easy as it looks.”

Spotlight: Baseball Memories

In the spring of ’53, future stars were making their mark in Winter Park—as were a couple of new kids on the block.

Women Of The Year 2018

Women who are making a positive impact on our community.

Spotlight: Gold-Medal Friendship

Two BFF swimmers take their talents to the next level—the national Special Olympics competition.

Story of a… Referee

Major League Soccer Assistant Referee Kermit Quisenberry says for 22 years he’s had a “front-row view of the game.”

Spotlight: Cooper, Cohen — and Good Company

The award-winning journalist and the late-night talk show host invite fans to tag along for an intimate, onstage happy hour.

Story of a… Baby Cuddler

NASA retiree Rick Rapson has gone from tending space shuttles to caring for the weakest among us: preemies.

African American Composers: Striking a Chord

A Bach Festival concert celebrates three African American classical composers whose talents shone despite racist obstacles.

Story of a… Butcher

As Raul Rubero of Orlando Meats puts it, “I like to say that meat brings people together.”

Story of A… Deejay

Katie Silson taps into her well-honed performing skills in her quest to “use music alone to affect people.”

Story of an… Exchange Student

Native Bulgarian Miroslav Goranov attends UCF to experience life as a U.S. college student and grow his skill as a wildlife photographer.

Extra Pulp: The Karate Kids

Laura Anders Lee and her sons discover the benefits of karate at their local dojo.

Bob Opsahl: This Just In…

Former TV anchor Bob Opsahl misses the bustle of news but is learning to enjoy retirement. And, yes, the Channel 9 legend still looks like he’s drinking from the Fountain of Youth.

Leading Light: GladdeningLight Symposium

Through an annual symposium, Randy Robertson seeks to guide us—and himself—to the places where art and spirituality meet.

Story of a… Locksmith

With 37 years in the business, Rob Kowal still encounters formidable locks—and clients.

Meet the Faces of Orlando 2017—Part Two

In this series we will meet the faces behind some of the city’s most notable businesses.

Story of… Santa Claus

The jolly old elf who is “older than Methuselah” admits the best present can’t be put under the tree.
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