Thriving on old-school
There’s one thing that a small store can provide that a Barnes & Noble can’t, it’s the scent of old books, and the cool of jazzy atmosphere.
Cutting back growth
“In the last month or so, we’ve had so many people call us up saying ‘You’re ruining this neighborhood and you’re building this.’”
A stop-smoking crusade
Her mother-in-law dying of cancer, a local woman wanted to sell people on a way to quit. Now she might have made it even safer.
Local startup grows
Thanks to some local entrepreneurs, finding the best place to move just got a lot easier.
Yiddishe maven (Yiddish expert) Joan Pohl of Winter Park and the support of the Jewish Pavilion are helping to bring it back.
Yiddish may be considered a dying language, but it’s been alive and well for the past two years in greater Orlando, thanks to a local teacher.
Biplanes offer old-school sky tour
For passengers strapped into Florida Biplanes’ open-top thrill-ride into the past, this runway becomes their personal highway to the danger zone.
Station celebrates milestone
Central Florida's only stictly jazz station, which began in the days when UCF was FTU — and was also once named WFTU — celebrated 35 years on Sept. 12.
Sing-along for animals
Karaoke for Kritters — a night of questionable singing to support homeless animals — unites drinkers and animal lovers at Vespr Craft Coffee and Allures.
Company simulates flight
StackFrame creates simulation software that the Department of Defense uses to train the military to not only fly helicopters and drive tanks, but also to analyze dangerous situations in war.
Jobs in unlikely places
In 2012 Fifth Third partnered with company NextJob, identified customers who had lost their jobs, and offered them NextJob’s employment seeking service.
Locals' project in space
Two projects with local connections were recently selected to fly on SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first commercial space flight by Virgin Galactic.
Plans in place for new location
Locals need to get ready to say goodbye to landmark lemon-yellow brick building that’s defined the city’s downtown for more than five decades. The Town House Restaurant is officially coming down.
Pet Rescue moves in to new home
The new Pet Rescue by Judy Animal Resource Campus will open on March 23, a dream facility that founder Judy Sarullo has worked toward for the past 21 years.
Kids take classes in rock-n-roll
The students at Oviedo’s School of Rock work toward rock show performances for three months before taking the stage.
Foster kids find new path
The mission of Oviedo-based Walk Their Shoes is to provide assistance to teens aging out of foster care in the way of transportation, childcare, or help getting or furnishing an apartment.