September 2009

September 2009    

September 2009 Issue

COVER STORY

Cheap Thrills

Sure, you can have fun on a budget. Just check out our guide to great bargains in shopping, dining, bar-hopping, golfing, movigoing and other lisure-time activities.

Illustrations by Maria Bolton-Joubert

FEATURES

The Searcher

Tim Miller of EquuSearch carries the pain of loss as he searches for missing souls. | By Jay Hamburg

Travel: Asheville, North Carolina

This city in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a place of inspiring natural beauty–and, on occasion, flyng rubber chickens. | By Barry Glenn

 

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FROM THE EDITOR

What to do About Church St. Station

A wrecking ball is the solution to the lingering problem of Church Street Station. | By Mike Boslet

CITY SCENE

Our Town

›› [Religion] A Church, iDistributed

›› [Invention] Dream Car

›› [Music] Smooth Operator

 

The Story of a…

Wakeboard Champion
Orlando's Dallas Friday is the all-time leader among wakeboarding women. | Interview by Mike Boslet

Top Picks

September's best bets in the arts and entertainment

CITY STYLE

Body & Soul

You're So Vein-y
How to get rid of those spider and varcose veins. | By Denise Bates Enos

Design Trends

A Place That Works
Personalize your home office by combining functionality with freedom of expression. | By Denise Bates Enos

The Find

Heavy Metal
The lastest thing is bigger bling. | By Shelley Preston

CITY DINING

Dining Features

The Producers
Farmers and food specialists are helping local restaurants get back to basics. | By Joseph Hayes

Restaurant Reviews

Bull & Bush and The Social Chameleon
A no-frills British pub and an arty little eatery are just steps apart in Orlando's Colonialtown. | By Joseph Hayes

Recommended Eating 
Our choices for restaurants not to miss.

CITY LIGHTS

On The Town

›› 2009-2010 Guide to the Arts

›› Best Bets

›› Classical Music/Opera

›› Concerts/Comedy

›› Dance

›› Film

›› Galleries

›› Literature

›› Museums

›› Special Events

›› Theater 

Soirée

September's social and charitable events

Social Datebook

Planning for October's charitable events

RSVP

Event galleries

Browse or post local event photos on Spotted®

The City Beautiful

Impromptu Performance | Photo by Jenyffer Moreno