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Sanford bookstore fills gap in old-school cool

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.

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Oviedo hits brakes on residential boom

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.’”

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Oviedo couple works to make e-cigs safer

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.

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Local startup Movers Atlas makes moving easier

Local startup grows

Thanks to some local entrepreneurs, finding the best place to move just got a lot easier.

Oy vey! Yiddish is alive and well in greater Orlando

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.

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Biplane tours take off in Orlando

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.

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WUCF radio station celebrates 35 years on air

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.

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Local cafe to host Karaoke for Kritters benefit

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.

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Sanford simulation company makes big global impact

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.

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Bank helps customers find jobs in unlikely places

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.

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Central Florida experiments earn spot on space flight

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.

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Town House to get torn down, find new home in Oviedo

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.

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Pet Rescue by Judy moves into forever home

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.

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'School of Rock' brought to life in Oviedo

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.

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Walk Their Shoes helps foster kids find hope

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.

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