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Parenting Guide: Family Fun

Florida is filled with family-friendly activities and events year-round, but it is especially energized during the summer; so, we compiled just a sample of the amazing experiences that the region has to offer. Every day in Florida feels like a getaway, so deciding to stay local this summer is hardly a difficult decision. Ultimately, it’s the perfect place for a staycation, with... Read More

Parenting Guide: Health & Wellness

A Lasting Connection Telehealth has become a beneficial tool for patients and providers alike It’s no secret that telehealth use has gained in popularity. In a post-pandemic world, the convenience of connecting with medical professionals remotely, especially during off-hours, has been welcomed by many patients and providers. It’s helped to cut down on the stress, travel and... Read More

Making Moves

Joey Fatone, along with his longtime friend and manager Joe Mulvihill, are working to make Orlando the epicenter of the entertainment world. They say home is where the heart is, and for Joey Fatone his heart and home will always be in Orlando. No matter how many accolades he receives, what types of opportunities present themselves or how much acclaim is thrown his way, this is... Read More

Men of the Year 2024

These dedicated individuals are having a positive impact throughout Central Florida and beyond. Some men are introduced to the idea of community service at a young age, inspired by the examples set forth by their parents and mentors. Others come to it gradually, and as they get older they realize that they may need more than personal or career goals to feel truly fulfilled. Whatever... Read More

Coveted Communities

A glimpse into some of the top cities and towns that Central Florida has to offer.  Central Florida has become more than just a tourist hotspot; it’s now a sought-after destination for new residents. With its beautiful beaches, parks and warm climate year-round, it’s no surprise that people are choosing to call The Sunshine State home. Orlando and its neighboring areas provide... Read More

Challenge Accepted

Chris Hemsworth has overcome several obstacles along the way to becoming a global superstar, but his latest role proved to be the most daunting—and rewarding—of his career. Chris Hemsworth, a powerhouse of talent and charisma, steps into the spotlight once again with his latest film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. The Australia-born actor has carved quite a niche for himself in Hollywood,... Read More

Super Women 2024

These 15 exceptional females are leading the path toward a brighter future for our community as well as upcoming generations of women. Orlando Family Magazine annually honors women in the local community who are actively contributing to positive change. Through their generous donations of time, money and expertise, these women strive to make a difference and improve the world around... Read More

Hitting Her Stride

Following a long and successful career onstage, Hannah Waddingham rocketed to worldwide stardom on Ted Lasso, and now she is excited to see what comes next. British actress and singer Hannah Waddingham may be approaching her half-century, yet the London-born star has perfected the art of arriving late on the scene as she continues to captivate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. For... Read More

Raising the Bar

20 standout small plates to enjoy with your next cocktail, cold beer or glass of wine. Once upon a time, grabbing a bite to eat at the bar typically meant some sort of fried snack, a plate of wings or maybe a sandwich. But these days, many establishments are showcasing much more refined dishes on their menus, proving that a bite at the bar can be both elevated and approachable.... Read More

The Importance of Autism Advocacy

Autism Acceptance Month not only acts as a reminder to celebrate the differences within our communities, but also works to highlight both the resources and struggles those with autism face. Despite one in 36 children receiving an autism diagnosis, there’s much about the disorder that is shrouded in myths, conspiracies and stereotypes. Autism Acceptance Month provides an annual... Read More

Far From Finished

Orlando mayor buddy dyer has led the city for more than two decades, but in the midst of his final term he’s still motivated to do more. Having served as mayor of Orlando since 2003, Buddy Dyer is now the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. After winning reelection this past November, Dyer announced this mayoral term will be his last. But, before he leaves office and... Read More

Coming Attractions

The Theme Park Capital of the World continues to evolve in new and exciting ways. From the latest in rides and experiences to a brand-new theme park, the best is truly yet to come for Central Florida. One big perk of living in the Orlando area is being in the center of all the amusement park action. With a wide range of upcoming rides and shows to experience, there is surely something... Read More

Up to the Challenge

With two new film roles that promise to push her career in a different direction, plus her status as one of the faces of her generation, Zendaya continues to set the bar high. In a rapidly evolving cultural landscape, where social consciousness and individual identity sit at the forefront of the way celebrities and influencers present themselves, Zendaya has found, perhaps unwittingly,... Read More

Dynamic Determination

Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes aims to revolutionize the gymnastics culture by creating academies that prioritize positivity, fostering a healthy and nurturing environment for aspiring gymnasts. At the tender age of 11, Dominique Dawes dared to dream of Olympic glory, as many young gymnasts do. However, unlike others, her unwavering determination and unstoppable perseverance... Read More

Talent Show

Thanks to their natural ability and hard work behind the scenes, these nine student-athletes from Central Florida are looking forward to a successful spring season.   Cannon Feazell, Windermere baseball A senior right-hander, Feazell is considered one of the best pitchers in the state. He compiled a 7-1 record with a 1.35 ERA as a junior to help the Wolverines reach the region... Read More

A Chip Off the Old Block

Like her famous parents before her, actress Dakota Johnson has made an impression in Hollywood with bold choices like her newest role as a superhero in Madame Web. A multifaceted talent in the world of entertainment, Dakota Johnson has already made a lasting mark on both Hollywood and the global stage—regardless of the fact that she is only in her mid-30s. Born in Austin, Texas,... Read More

All for Love

For a great meal with a side of romance, there are plenty of worthy options across Greater Orlando. With love in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, couples throughout Central Florida will be celebrating one another in various ways. So, we felt it was only right to highlight some of the area’s finest restaurants that not only serve up amazing food, but also provide the... Read More

Terrific Teachers

Recognizing 14 incredible teachers whose passion for education extends beyond the classroom. Teachers are tasked with one of the most important responsibilities in the future of our society—educating and preparing the next generation of workers, voters and leaders. Often asked to juggle dozens of  responsibilities, the life of an educator can be a hectic one. That doesn’t... Read More

The Genuine Article

Jennifer Garner exudes warmth both on screen and off, whether she’s raising her three children or starring in comedic, family-friendly fare like her new movie on Netflix. Amongst the obvious glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Jennifer Garner shines with a distinct warmth that transcends the screen. Known for her congeniality, and a brand of approachable charm that feels both aspirational... Read More

Year in Review 2023

Although January is the perfect time to look forward to the year ahead and to make plans for the future, it’s also fun to reflect back on the previous 12 months and to take stock of what they’ve taught us. That is why Orlando Family Magazine always kicks off a new year by recapping the previous one, and 2023 was surely filled with memorable moments. The following page contain... Read More

A Cause for Concern

Florida has the third-highest occurrences of human trafficking, and Orange County accounts for the second-highest number of child exploitation cases in the state.  Advocates share their humanistic efforts and promote education to recognize Human Trafficking Prevention Month. A misconception about trafficking is that abductions occur in public by strangers. While it is not unheard... Read More