Local wins big check
When Georgia Miller walked into the room she thought everyone was there to congratulate her on winning a Christmas sweater contest. It was much better.
Driving training for foster kids
A new program helps teens and young adults in the foster care system ages 15 to 21 get their learner’s permit and then a license. It pays for driver’s education classes and car insurance through state funding.
School welcomes Japanese students
On Dec. 11, the robotics club at Orlando Science Charter School welcomed 20 Japanese students from Meizen High School to share science knowledge and how school works in each other’s countries.
Blogger encourages healthy eating
The 5-foot-tall Annia Villa — the “tiny” in Tiny Taster — takes dishes that are simple and quick enough for every day and elevates them just a little while packing in big flavor.
Winter Parker pens thiller
The story takes readers on a ride after an earthquake and the release of hungry, green-eyed serpents, which take over the ocean eating everything in sight.
Ladies run the table
Residents at some local senior living communities spend their golden years trying new hobbies and sports, including eight women who have their own pool playing group at Village on the Green in Longwood.
Hepatitis C cure announced
In more than 90 percent of trial patients of a new drug, hepatitis C was undetectable in their blood 12 weeks after treatment, which doctors consider a cure.
Live-tweeting from 1893
A Rollins College class took social media’s “throwback” posting theme to the next level last week, treating the public to a day of tweeting and instagramming the news like it was 1893.
Seniors learn to Skype
Dealing with confusing pop ups, emailing, opening photo attachments of their newly arrived grandchildren, even turning a computer on can be a challenge for seniors who didn’t grow up with this type of technology at their fingertips.
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.