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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.

Secily Wilson: A Voice for Empowerment

Two strokes couldn’t silence longtime TV anchor Secily Wilson, who uses her adversities as a springboard for helping other women.

Story of a... Zamboni Driver

Jesus Garcia has a cool job, literally, as ice resurfacer for the RDV Sportsplex and Amway Center.

Meet the Faces of Orlando 2017—Part One

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

Story of a... Crime Scene Investigator

For Orlando Police Department investigator Chantal Styer, a good day means justice is done and nobody dies.

An Enduring Shepherd: Pastor Jim Henry

Three years ago, Pastor Henry answered the call to return to his old pulpit and guide a struggling congregation. He has served them well.

Story of a… High Diver

World-ranking athlete Ginger Huber will dive 66 feet off a cliff, but mice make her scream like a little girl.

Story of a… Astronomer

For Seminole State College planetarium director Derek Demeter, studying the night sky is always illuminating.

Story of a… Wastewater Worker

Daron Johnson leads a crew that takes on one of Orlando’s dirtiest and most necessary jobs.

Story of a… Florida Cowboy

Fifth-generation rancher Kevin Whaley maintains the traditions and bloodlines of Old Florida.

Story of a…Winemaker

Jeanne Burgess has been drinking on the job for 34 years as vintner at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont.

Story of a… Hang Glider

Malcolm Jones runs Wallaby Ranch, a hang gliding park and flight school, from the flat farmlands near Davenport.

Women Who Move the City 2017

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… Dairy Farmer

With a lifetime of experience, Gerald Fieser, 61, counters what he calls the “idealistic view of what farming should be.”

Story of an… Eye Mechanic

Years of puttering with his grandpa’s tools gave R.T. Hoffman the know-how to keep the Orlando Eye spinning.

Story of a… Carillonneur

Playing the carillon in Bok Tower 200 feet in the air, Geert D’hollander is on cloud nine.

Story of a… Clock Doc

Link Christensen spends his days diagnosing and repairing timepieces by listening to their “heartbeats.”

Hey, Coach!

A history of the men who have guided Magic players over the last 27 years.

Vogel’s Vision

The Orlando Magic’s new head coach talks about his basketball philosophy, optimism, family—and his strategy for taking the team to the playoffs.

Story of a… Home Inspector

Bring on the cat urine, the duct tape and the dead bodies because Jon Bolton has seen it all.
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