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After 68 years, Miller’s is still all in the family

Miller's hardware turns 68

The hardware store still stands near the corner of Park and Fairbanks, having grown to more than 20 times its original size.

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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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Lu Lu's Ice cream serves nostalgic family fun

Locally-made ice cream

At Lu Lu’s Ice Cream Shop in Winter Park, you’ll find locally made ice cream at a price the whole family can enjoy.

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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 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.

Crowd funding’s new realm: home buying

Site helps raise down payments for home buyers

The days when clients could purchase a home with reasonable down payments seemed to be gone.

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Speed banking center serves up advice, wine

Bank gets creative

Seacoast National Bank’s new Accelerate offices aim to speed up the lending process by eliminating hoops.

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A central perk of Winter Park

Austin's cult following

Austin's revival started with a customer buying it, adding pie, and earning a cult following.

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Suzannah Gilman - from lawyer to poet

Mother changes gears

It’s been years since that flood of inspiration and passion for writing has hit Gilman, but she said it’s back now.

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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.

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Taproom at Dubsdread taps into College Park

Troubled to thriving

In 10 years, the Tap Room at Dubsdread turned from troubled bar to thriving restaurant and event space.

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Full Sail graduates win Crystal Reel Awards

Win Crystal Reel Awards

Six Full Sail graduates and several faculty members won for their work in film at The Crystal Reel Awards, a statewide competition.

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“Amahl and the Night Visitors" performed in Winter Park

Resident puts on performances

Singer and vocal coach spreads her song across the community in holiday performances.

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Homegrown Food Cooperative celebrates five years

Co-op celebrates

The Homegrown Local Food Cooperative in College Park has expanded by bounds in the last five years, thanks to the dedication of members and local producers.

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Caregivers offer comfort to seniors

Caregivers offer compassion

The need for home health care agencies is growing constantly, and two right in Central Florida are providing care, while offering a more personal approach.