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Story of a... Yo-Yo Champion

Alec Jones, 14, has sky-high tricks and even higher hopes of becoming the world’s best yo-yoer.

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.

Recent Memory

When memories can be larger than life.

The Write Direction

A peer tutoring program nurtures middle-school writing talent.

Pedal Power

In a year, Orlando’s Juice Bike Share has expanded to 29 stations with a system that caters to commuters or those just seeking a leisurely ride.

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.

Coach Outlet

Greg Dawson gauges his potential as a life coach and comes up a little short.

A Way With Words

The beauty of doctors as storytellers.

Story of a Bookseller

Kim Britt, 53, is dedicated to sharing locally grown words that build connections between readers and writers.

Best Doctors: Memorable Moments

We asked 12 doctors to share with readers a memorable day or experience in their medical careers.

Story of a… Knight

David Bobola, 30, has won swordfights, horseback battles and the heart of a princess at Medieval Times.

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.

Hard Lesson

Greg Dawson laments the need for team sports outside Publix—students raising money so they can keep their sports groups alive.

Double Date

The importance of good works.

Community Angels

They help get the vote out, minister to the homeless, counsel the grieving, give kids a sense of purpose.

Burgers Gone Wild

Addicted to burgers on the run.

Tattoo Artist

Reality TV star Jime Litwalk, 40, has inked locals and celebrities alike in a career spanning more than 20 years.

Hunger Games

Greg Dawson never falls for financial seminars—unless a steak is at stake.

Winning Style

Hairstylist Chris Martin gives pageant hopefuls crucial advice and a big dose of confidence.

In Praise of Pets

Pets as ministers of good cheer.

Worn-Out Welcomes

Greg Dawson has doubts about the “warm welcome” he gets when he enters a store.

Story of a… Therapy Dog

Tori, a 9-year-old St. Bernard/Golden Retriever mix, gives comfort and joy to Orlando Health patients.

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: Managers of Merriment

Pets in the office can raise spirits, cut stress and make you feel good about your job. So consider taking your dog—or sloth—to work.

The 2015 Pet Guide: Pet Events

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.

The 2015 Pet Guide: Foster Angels

Finding interim homes for rescues is critical to success. And “failure’’ isn’t all bad.

Story of a… Bodybuilder

Through years of intense training, Ian Frierson, 31, has mastered the ability to transform his body and work the crowd.
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Guides & Resources

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2018

Our annual list featuring 224 of the area's finest dental professionals.

Guide to Private Schools 2018

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

2017 Premier Doctors

Our annual list of over 500 doctors.

Top Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2017

Check out our 2017 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

2017 Premier Veterinarians

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