February 2009

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Top Doctors 2008

The following list is excerpted from The Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors, published by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK. For more information on this company and its survey, visit guidetotopdoctors.org.

Best Doctors 2008

The following list is excerpted from The Best Doctors in America 2008 database. For more information on this company and its survey, visit bestdoctors.com.

Best and Top Doctors 2008

When you’re faced with making a decision on your health care, this may be the place to start. Two national organizations list the Best and Top Doctors, as recommended by their peers.

RSVP 6

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RSVP 1

Oh, Baby!

 Apparel and accessories for baby break out of traditional pink and blue.

Kevin Beary

He served 16 years as Orange County sheriff. Beary, 51, lives in Apopka.

School Monitor

An Orlando lawyer decides to become part of the solution, which can lead to problems.

Stage Fright

As the economy swoons, local theaters realize that the shows can’t go on.

Call of Duty

Wendy Shiner is on a mission to provide hospitalized and active duty veterans with books. If only she knew why.

A Musician on the Move

Instrumentalist Christian Tamburr, who once wowed Orlando jazz fans, is in demand.

Potpourri

Goods & Services

Personalities

Media

Best of Orlando

Best is so subjective. One person’s idea of the best hair salon in town might be her neighbor’s hairiest nightmare. And somebody’s choice for the city’s best sportscaster could make someone else change the channel. So when we asked you—our readers—to send us your nominations for the Best of Orlando in 83 categories, we knew there would be some disagreement. But we had faith that, somehow or other, you would arrive at a sort of collective wisdom. That’s how it seems to work every year. In our survey, you may recall, we were looking for the best in such areas as “Eat and Drink,” “Personalities,” “Goods/Services,” “Media” and the vague but useful “Potpourri.” Our categories range from such standards as “best brunch” and “best bookstore” to less expected entries, including “best place to get married,” “best pet accessories store” and “local hero.” After you’ve looked at this list, keep it near. It just might come in handy.

Eat & Drink

Love Lessons

In time for Valentine’s Day, a play arrives in Orlando to instruct us in the fine art of romance.

Top Picks

February's best bets in the arts and entertainment.

A City Multiplex's Suburban Angst

Parking is the universal gripe everyone has about downtown, either finding it or paying for it.

Good-Hearted Intentions

The city is on the verge of having two competing heart-transplant programs.

The Prophet of Retail

When C. Britt Beemer forecasts holiday sales figures, everybody listens.

Gary Sain

He’s the president and CEO of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hungry for Recognition

Orlando has come a long way as a destination for fine cuisine. So why is it still viewed as a restaurant wasteland? It’s time for some respect.

Junior Achievement

Three decades after he led Boone High’s football team to one of its best seasons ever, Mark Hutsell watches his sons leave their marks as winners.

O-Town Originals

If anyone has said that Orlando’s denizens lack style and sophistication, we’re here to prove them wrong. Meet eight of Orlando’s most fashionable residents. You’ve seen them on stage, at charity events or at hot spots around town. These folks like to break the rules—or else they know how to make the latest looks reflect their personalities. This is our ode to great personal style.
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Guides & Resources

2014 Finest Doctors

Two national surveys name the Best and Top Doctors in Orlando, as recommended by their peers.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2014

More than 75 Central Florida chiropractors make our inaugural list.

Fall Getaways

Fall is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando.

Real Estate's Hot 100

Whether you’re trying to buy or sell real estate, getting the best deal means finding an agent who possesses savvy and know-how and gets results. This list showcases some Central Florida agents who have demonstrated those skills.

Spotlight on Plastic Surgeons 2014

This special advertising section highlights the accomplishments of plastic surgeons, who tell about their commitment to helping people look their best.

Orlando's Best Lawyers of 2014

Get informed with our annual list of more than 400 Orlando-area attorneys, compiled by Best Lawyers in America. The annual selection features lawyers in 78 areas of practice.