March 2009

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In This Issue

Our Town

The Paradox of Government

"Other than bailed-out banks and Wall Street brokerage houses, I can’t think of any private companies that gave raises this year after their revenues fell."

Bright Ideas

You can have the most beautifully designed space around, but without the proper lighting all that gorgeous décor can’t be seen to its best advantage.

The Life Aquatic of a West Texan

A product of land-locked West Texas, Mark McHugh, 49, grew up as an unlikely prospect to one day get a master’s degree in marine biology and go on to work at SeaWorld Orlando as a whale trainer. At SeaWorld McHugh met and married Diane Godwin, whose grandparents started Gatorland in 1948. McHugh took over the reins at Gatorland in 1996, and he has been a presence in the Orlando-area tourism industry ever since. He is the former chairman of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s board of directors. He and Diane have two daughters, Chelsea and Taylor, and live in Orlando.

Clearing the Air

Here’s how to win the allergy battle on the home front.

Hope for Tomorrow

Is this the year an award-winning local rock group releases a hit? Just maybe. 

Paint the Town

The Orlando we see every day can look strikingly different from an artist’s point of view. With that thought in mind, we asked local artists to submit works that show the city and its surroundings through their eyes. Orlando magazine editors, along with Chuck Dinkins, the facility director of CityArts Factory, chose dozens of their submissions—paintings, photographs, pastel drawings and sculptures—to be exhibited in our seventh annual Paint the Town art show. The free exhibition opens March 19 at CityArts Factory. Here’s a preview of some of the artworks you’ll find there. PAINT THE TOWN EXHIBITION:CITYARTS FACTORYMARCH 19 – APRIL 11, 2009THIRD THURSDAYS PARTY: MARCH 19, 6-9 P.M.  

 

Guides & Resources

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

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Spotlight on Lawyers 2014

Our special advertising section featuring profiles on local lawyers.