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Rebel Without a Pause

For four years, Jeff Sonksen has blazed a mile-long trail for public art along a Seminole County bikeway. And he’s nowhere near finished.

Story of a… Airboat Captain

For Wayne Corbitt, 38, daily tours on the Everglades headwaters in Kissimmee never get old.

Story of a… Music Teacher

In pursuing one passion, Jennifer Erickson finds another—students.

Anniversary: Genuine Articles

Meet the women behind—and on the cover of—Orlando-Land magazine.

Story Of A… Orlando Native

Sally Downs, 85, takes us back to a simpler time.

Anniversary: Mr. Downtown

Tom Kohler helped shape the look of Orlando. We take a look back—and ask him to make some predictions.

Anniversary: Shaqnificent!

1992: Orlando magazine’s Newsmaker of the Year

On Top of the World

How Scott Thompson, aka Carrot Top, went from oyster shucker to comedic headliner—and why he still calls Central Florida home.

Anniversary: Abracadabra

How one of the area’s most eligible singles found magic.

Anniversary: Living and Giving

Breanne Anderson fought off cancer and became a caregiver herself.

Story of a… Glass Artist

Life behind a torch has an unbreakable hold on David Sandidge, 51.

Women Who Move the City 2016

Meet some of the business, civic and educational leaders who work to bring about positive change and enhance the quality of life in our community.

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.

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.

Community Angels

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

Tattoo Artist

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

Winning Style

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

Story of a… Therapy Dog

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

Story of a… Bodybuilder

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

Best of Orlando 2015: Personalities

50 Most Powerful: 21-29

Perry Jr., Sublette, Shugart, Grayson, Pugh, Marchena, Demings, Wick, Aguel

50 Most Powerful: 41-50 & 10 to Watch

German, McGee, Webster, Maladecki, Sheehan, NeJame, Batchelor, West, Stuart, LaRoe, Hill, plus 10 to Watch

50 Most Powerful People

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

Story of a... Comic

For more than half his life, Brian Bradley, 60, has made others laugh—and learned to master tough crowds.

50 Most Powerful: 1-10

Dyer, Morgan, Houmann, Hitt, Jenkins, Jacobs, Gardiner, Downs, Rosen, Kalogridis

50 Most Powerful: 11-20

Williams, Martins, Mica, Cohen, Thakkar, Ashton, Nelson, Rawlins, Ustler, Kruppenbacher

50 Most Powerful: 30-40

Maines, Miller, Simmons, Ramsberger, Siegel, Macnab, Whittall, Brown II, Bailey, Maxwell, German

Story of a... Boat Tour Guide

With 15 years on Winter Park’s lakes, Dan Lancaster, 77, has seen it all: wildlife fights, stormy weather and a “dead boat.”

Story of a... Living Statue

Nicolas Jay, 43, paints his body, dresses in costume, and stays perfectly still to entertain audiences at Disney World.

Story of a... Hiker

Sandra Friend, 52, braves gators, bears and floods to research her guidebooks to Florida’s best trails.

Story of a...Barista

Coffee, like beer, has gone craft, and no one knows that better than Aaron Albright, 26, of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen.

Story of a... Hockey Player

At 24, Solar Bears forward Scott Tanski is already a veteran—and he still has all his teeth.

Story of...a Children's Entertainer

Richard Peeples, 53, and his quirky songs have delighted thousands of youngsters over the past decade.

Story of a...Pianist

Wes Hamrick, 52, hits the right note among audiences with his musical serenades.
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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

The 2017 Pet Guide: Pet Resource Guide

Here are some of the places you can go in Central Florida when you need supplies, products and services for your best friends.

Premier Realtors 2017

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

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2017

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.
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