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Dishes that Dazzle

True to its roots, Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe not only serves exquisite cuisine but also a piece of Central Florida history. While the name belongs to an early settler of Lake Ivanhoe named George Russell, this shore-hugging eatery is brought to us by an Orlando-based restaurant group, VO Hospitality, which is co-owned by Kevin O’Donnell and Philippe Villain. The pineapple featured in the restaurant’s logo and also infused in a few menu items pays tribute to Russell, who established a pineapple farm along the shores of Lake Ivanhoe in the late 1800s, and then a few years later, built a mini... 

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Playing By Her Own Rules

Viola Davis was always an integral part of Denzel Washington’s plan.   Having secured the rights to direct August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Washington knew Davis would bring some of Wilson’s most memorable characters to life. Davis won the 2010 Tony Award for best actress for playing Rose Maxson in the Broadway revival of Wilson’s play Fences, and an Academy Award for best supporting actress for reviving this role in the film adaptation, which Washington produced and directed.   Best known for her roles in films such as The Help, Doubt and Widows, as well as... 

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Beating Burnout

The 2020-2021 school year was challenging for everyone involved. Due to the pandemic, administrators, teachers and students had to quickly revamp school protocols, teaching styles and learning methods. Parents struggled to decide between face-to-face instruction or at-home learning for their children. Even with the school year now over, many parents are still stressing over whether or not they made the right choice for their child. That big decision along with other pandemic-related challenges has taken a toll on the emotional and physical well-being of many parents and caregivers. “It’s important... 

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Dishes that Dazzle

True to its roots, Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe not only serves exquisite cuisine but also a piece of Central Florida ...
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Playing By Her Own Rules

Viola Davis was always an integral part of Denzel Washington’s plan. Having secured the rights to direct August Wilson’s Pulitzer ...
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Beating Burnout

The 2020-2021 school year was challenging for everyone involved. Due to the pandemic, administrators, teachers and students had to quickly ...
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Parenting Guide: Education

This past school year was by far one of the toughest years for learning. The challenges posed by the pandemic ...
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