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Florida’s River of Grass starts in Central Florida

This is not a Bob Ross painting. It’s the Everglades. (📸: Giphy) The Everglades is known as the “River of Grass.” And the start of the winding waterway happens just outside Orlando with the Kissimmee River. “When I say the word ‘Everglades,’ people think Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and maybe Naples, or Fort Myers,” said […]

Environment / February 15, 2019

These sloths are slowly winning over Central Florida

1… 2… 3… #slothie (📸: @wildfloridairboats) When was the last time you had an opportunity to hold a sloth? At Wild Florida, they want you to experience it.   “We’re in the business of helping people make a connection with animals,” said Sam Haught, the owner and co-founder of Wild Florida Airboats. Its mission is […]

Things to do / February 12, 2019

Fall in love with the animals at Wild Florida

Take your date for a #slothie (📸: @wildfloridairboats) We chatted with our friends at Wild Florida and brainstormed ideas on how you could surprise your plus 1’s with an unforgettable animal experience. From cute and cuddly animals to creatures best observed from a distance, Wild Florida has a little bit of something for everyone. And […]

Things to do / February 7, 2019

Thanked by Jimmy Fallon, this Orlando surgeon continues to help worldwide

Dr. Anup Patel hopes to shine a light on the issue of human trafficking in India. Photo by Cents of Relief Likely his most well-known patient, Jimmy Fallon, thanked Dr. Anup Patel with a shout out on ‘The Tonight Show’ for treating a wedding-ring related hand injury that included 10 days in the intensive care […]

People / January 23, 2019

The magic secret behind this Orlando CEO’s success

For Kostya Kimlat, there is more than meets the eye. Amy Schwartz From NASA engineers to executives to the world-famous magician duo Penn & Teller — Kostya Kimlat has them all fooled. In 2015, the Orlando magician appeared on Penn & Teller’s TV show, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and was able to pull off […]

People / January 17, 2019

After Pulse, the journey to organizing Orlando’s LGBTQ Latinx community

Photo provided by QLatinx On June 12, 2016, Orlando’s queer Latinx community lost a gathering space for socializing, dancing, celebrating, and just being without judgment. In the days after the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the LGBTQ community came together in living rooms and backyards across Central Florida to find community, safety, and a sense of grounding. […]

People / January 15, 2019

Friendly residents and growing businesses: Celebrating Orlando’s SoDo District

The city of Orlando is going through many changes, and the area south of downtown — the SoDo District — is helping lead the charge. Officially established in the fall of 2008, SoDo District’s residents have joined forces with property owners and merchants to help revitalize the Orange Avenue and Michigan Street corridors while embracing the […]

Orlando / January 9, 2019