Steve Hogan leads the home team at Florida Citrus Sports

If you ask Steve Hogan about his biggest accomplishments in his 24 years at Florida Citrus Sports, he’ll talk about helping to bring the NFL Pro Bowl over from Honolulu, Hawaii, raising the profile of college-football bowl games the organization hosts and the ongoing investment in the community surrounding Camping World Stadium through LIFT Orlando and this year’s Camping World […]

Nathaniel’s Hope to return for 17th Annual “Make ‘m Smile” Festival

Celebrating kids with disabilities and their families is the goal for Nathaniel’s Hope founders Marie and Tim Kuck. Nathaniel’s Hope is a non-profit that aims to celebrate kids with special needs and help communities and churches organize programs for them. They organized the first Make ‘m Smile event in 2002 after realizing the challenges of raising their own special needs […]

It’s all about community

Did you know, in the heart of our city, just off of I4, on Lake Ivanhoe are the offices and several classrooms for people of all ages and a Black Box Theater inside the “Drive Thru Church”? The Central Florida Community Arts organization is a one-of-a-kind performing arts organization. With a chorus of about 300 volunteers and an orchestra of […]

Day Trippin’: Trapper Nelson’s Zoo and Jungle Garden

Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site

Three miles down the Loxahatchee River, where it meanders through the Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound near Jupiter, is Trapper Nelson’s Zoo and Jungle Garden, or what is left of it. The site is accessible only by canoe, boat or tour boat. A slow excursion on the tour boat, the Loxahatchee Queen III, offers views of tropical vegetation […]


Best Buddies Friendship Walk 2019 May 4 at 8 a.m. Help raise awareness and support inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Lake Eola. Local Best Buddies programs, which are dedicated to one-to-one friendships, will be out there. For more information, go to bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org. Let’s Crochet Bunnies – Beginner Level May 8 […]

Between Boughs

“Between Boughs”  Between the driveway and kitchen window the camphor tree stretches its wings to heaven. There between boughs hangs a trio of hammocks. “A big-boy fort,” my man-son says. Just returned from first year, he rigged those ropes, hangs there day and night, rain or shine, under a silver tarp. And so they come, all summer, to the camphor […]

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