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Business turns charge-fees into charity

Fees fuel school enrichment

At the right business, just with the swipe of their credit card, a consumer can help a school keep the sound of music flowing from band classes, or a school garden grow.

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Oak Haven Farms turns Florida fruits to wine

Made of fresh FL fruit

Down a little dirt road shaded by a canopy of live oaks, 20 minutes from the Heathrow/Lake Mary area, lies the heart of Central Florida’s burgeoning wine business.

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Art Walk brings art business to Sanford

Celebrate art in Sanford

Jeanine Taylor’s Folk Art Gallery is just one of the many art galleries that opens its doors to the Sanford Art Walk every fourth Friday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Blood disorder inspires hairdresser to help Oviedo teen

Drive raises awareness

From diagnosis to partial remission, Ashley spent all of 2013 fighting through on-and-off hospital stays and sluggish sick days taking treatments to keep up her blood counts.

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Oviedo to get new farmers market, petting zoo

Fresh produce and fun animals

For years people have been stopping by the Lloyd farm, asking if a market would come there soon, and its time has finally arrived.

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Oviedo, Winter Springs prep for Small Business Saturday

Skip the mall, shop small

Oviedo and Winter Springs retailers are hoping the community will come out and support small, local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.

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Award-winning clay artist calls Oviedo home

Teacher wins abroad

Award-winning artist Robert Lawarre has his clay sculptures displayed all over the world, but still chooses Oviedo as home.

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CrossFit opens in Winter Park

Controversy over CrossFit

A new CrossFit location opened in Winter Park in early October - but it may be bringing some controversy with it.

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Oviedo girl rescuing animals since age 10

Girl runs own rescue

She may be young, but Matias knows that finding the right home for every animal is the best reward she could ever ask for.

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A dance studio that feels like home

Dancer's dream job

Florida Tribal Dance in Orlando offers unique tribal belly dancing classes in a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.

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BETA shares real world experience with residents

Helping young mothers

At BETA, young women are able to complete their high school education, get counseling and job search support.

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The home that keeps kids from jail

Boys Town expands

Boys Town pulls kids and teens from a life of crime.

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The first steps past cerebral palsy

Special kids gain independence

In a few weeks, many children who crawled or rolled their wheelchairs into summer camp at this center will walk out the door.

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A taste of Brooklyn bagels comes to Florida

Replicating NYC bagels

A bagel at The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. enjoys a life of its own.

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Crosby Center gives hope to Parkinson’s patients

Cycling shown to help

Participants in this spinning class are after a better quality of life with Parkinson’s disease.