Orlando Magazine - April 2009

Back Issues


Need to complete your collection? Many back issues of Orlando magazine are available for $5 each (plus postage). Quantities may be limited; not all issues are available. To inquire about a particular issue, call JaWanda Thacker at 407-318-7264 or e-mail jawanda.thacker@orlandomagazine.com.

Letters to Editor

We want to hear from you—and we may publish your letters. Send your letters to the attention of Mike Boslet, editor, Orlando magazine, 801 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32803 or e-mail mike.boslet@orlandomagazine.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Letters must be signed and include a phone number in the event we need to contact you. (Your phone number will not be published.)

Calendar Submissions

We publish information about events open to the public in our “On the Town” calendar on a space-available basis. Send your information to Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor at Orlando magazine, 801 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32803 or e-mail jennifer.greenhill@orlandomagazine.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Be sure to include a contact name and phone number in case we have questions. Deadline for submitting information is approximately two and a half months prior to the month in which the event will occur.

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Your order is processed by Orlando magazine upon receipt. Your first issue should arrive within 6-8 weeks of receipt of your order. If you have not received your first issue within eight weeks please call our customer service department at 1-800-243-0609.

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If you receive one bill after you have paid, please disregard it. Sometimes a bill will go out just before a payment is processed. If you receive a second bill, please call 1-800-243-0609 to clear up the matter.

Why do I see the current issue on newsstands before my own copy arrives in my mailbox?
You should receive your personal copy before the issue hits the newsstands. However, delivery times for magazines via the U.S. Postal Service are beyond our control. If you are experiencing chronic slow delivery please notify our customer service department via e-mail at orlando@emailcustomerservice.com.

Please address all other questions about your current subscription to orlando@emailcustomerservice.com. Thank you.

Daisy Lynum, Born to Read

Considering Daisy Lynum's love of reading, it seems fitting that her life story would make a great book. Her thirst for knowledge (plus a well-timed letter to President Lyndon Johnson) helped elevate her past poverty in rural Leesburg and into the upper class of education. After completing studies at Bethune-Cookman College, she attended Bryn Mawr, the prestigious women’s college near Philadelphia, and Florida State University, where she earned a master’s degree in sociology. A former state social worker, Lynum, 62, entered public life as an Orlando city commissioner in 1998. As the District 5 (Parramore neighborhood) Orlando City Council commissioner, Lynum has been a controversial figure.

Spring Forward

Refresh your style by reining in excess and creating a strong, utilitarian wardrobe. Choose chameleon-like pieces you can dress up or down, plus a few offbeat accessories to carry you into fall. Think texture, bold accents and playful geometry.