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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.

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Winter Park funeral home hosts art gallery

Funeral home hosts art gallery

On Friday night, the Cox-Parker Funeral Home will animate itself with an art exhibition born of a modern movement among takers of the dead — more life, less death.

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iLashWorks brings extreme lashes to Winter Park

iLashWorks wows clients

iLashWorks in Winter Park does a variety of eyelash extensions, from high-fashion glam and glitter to subtly lush lashes.

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Restaurant review: SoNapa Grille

SoNapa food, wine delights

SoNapa Grille is a great new restaurant in Maitland run by a charming gentleman who recognizes wine’s endless possibilities for making customers happy.