September 2009

September 2009    

September 2009 Issue


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


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



What to do About Church St. Station

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


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


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


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.


On The Town

›› 2009-2010 Guide to the Arts

›› Best Bets

›› Classical Music/Opera

›› Concerts/Comedy

›› Dance

›› Film

›› Galleries

›› Literature

›› Museums

›› Special Events

›› Theater 


September's social and charitable events

Social Datebook

Planning for October's charitable events


Event galleries

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The City Beautiful

Impromptu Performance | Photo by Jenyffer Moreno