Dinners fund startups
Orlando SOUP is a micro-granting community dinner offering local activists, entrepreneurs and creatives a platform for networking and an opportunity to win funding for projects.
Project halfway funded
A permanent bronze tribute to a Winter Park Life Scout’s fallen friend has made it halfway to becoming a reality.
Design made personal
John McClain just can’t help himself when it comes to design. Even as a child he loved rearranging the furniture in his home.
Prints can provide clues
A few minutes and a little wishbone-shaped piece of wax could make all the difference for a parent looking for their missing child.
Chamber supports sales tax
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce backed the Orange County half penny sales tax July 16 as its board of directors voted unanimously in support.
Chapel survives rocky move
A Winter Park couple hopes the historic designation of a local chapel will bring stability to their wedding business, seven months after it was relocated by a local land developer.
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.
Meals with Spanish flair
When the James Beard Foundation nominates a chef for Best Chef of the South, and that chef goes on to open a restaurant on the border between Baldwin Park and Audubon Park, local foodies start salivating.
Capitalists go environmental
First Green Bank opened its first location in Winter Park, expanding the Central Florida community bank with a mission to conserve the environment to its fifth location.
John RIvers does comfort food
The culinary mind that brought 4 Rivers Smokehouse to Central Florida will cook up a new fried chicken haven in Winter Park by next month.
Student starts hula hoop biz
When Morgan Kennedy was chosen to participate in a work hula hooping contest, she had no idea a toy would completely change her life.
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.