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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.

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