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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

Strength in Numbers

With the national shortage of health care providers affecting Florida’s doctors, nurses, specialists and more, medical professionals are doing everything they can to avert those incoming issues—and minimize the challenges that patients are already experiencing. It’s no small task ensuring that Central Florida residents have access to the high-quality health care they deserve.... Read More

Home Is Where the Heart Is

November is National Adoption Month, signifying a celebration of families coming together through adoption,  as well as spreading awareness of the modern options available to help Floridians experience the joy of becoming a parent while changing a child’s life for the better. The unification of a child and a parent is a beautiful occurrence, and it is something that adoption... Read More

Top Dentists 2023

Whether headed to the office for a routine check-up, cleaning or in desperate need of pain relief, trips to the dentist are an important piece of maintaining one’s overall health. Here in Central Florida, the region is filled with skilled dental professionals who provide the utmost care while forming meaningful bonds with their patients, young and old alike. Our... Read More

Suicide Awareness and Why Kindness is Key

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. suicide rate is at the highest it has ever been, with almost 50,000 Americans taking their own lives documented in 2022. Experts explain why a centuries-long epidemic is getting worse. Suicide has been a devastating epidemic in society that demonstrates no sign of losing momentum. The stigma surrounding mental... Read More

2023 Top Physicians

As hard as one may try, living a completely healthy lifestyle is an impossible task, and sooner or later, illnesses and injuries are going to happen. Fortunately, when that time comes, the Central Florida region is blessed to be home to many skilled medical providers across a number of specialties. These doctors not only have the drive to push their fields further... Read More

Spreading its Wings

“As long as you treat your patients like a member of your own family, you can’t go wrong.” Although it has been many years since Dr. Vishal Gupta first received this bit of advice, it has served him well and is a big part of the reason he believes Gastroenterology of Greater Orlando is such a success. “We’ve tried to instill that motto in all of our practice, where we... Read More

Prevention is the Best Protection

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   Those words famously pronounced by historical icon Benjamin Franklin all those years ago still ring true today in so many ways, especially when it comes to proper skin care. With Florida’s year-round abundant sunshine drawing more folks outside to soak up the rays, it’s become more important than ever to protect... Read More

Become Part of the Family

Living just three miles away from Foundation Academy (FA) for the past 20 years, Liefke Meyers has long been an admirer of one of the premier private schools in Central Florida, which offers students from preschool through high school a Christ-centered education in a warm and welcoming environment. Through her involvement in the community, she had become aware of Foundation’s... Read More

IVF Innovators

The journey through infertility can be emotionally daunting to both individuals and couples alike. For the past 20 years, The IVF Center has been providing top-notch reproductive healthcare through its team of dedicated, empathetic, and empowering physicians and staff. Founder and Director Dr. Mark Trolice is highly regarded among his medical colleagues and patients. Dr. Trolice’s... Read More

Health Care with a Heart

Scott Cook Photography; From left: Melissa Singh, Board Member; Jerry Kassab, Board Member; Lewis Kellom, founding Board Member; Sister Ann Kendrick, Founder; Dr. Debra Andree, current President and Chief Executive Officer; and Timothy McKinney, Board Member. For over 50 years, Community Health Centers has been committed to delivering exceptional and affordable care throughout Central... Read More

Education Resource Directory

CENTRAL REGION CHARTER SCHOOLS Lake Eola Charter School 135 North Magnolia Ave., Orlando (407) 246-0900 | Lake Eola Charter School provides instruction using best practices to develop the 5 C’s (Computation, Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Character, and Community Engagement) in our family of learners. Orange County Preparatory Academy 10250 University Blvd., Orlando (407)... Read More

Senior Living Resource Directory

55 PLUS COMMUNITY Overture Dr. Phillips 6410 Sand Lake Sound Rd., Orlando (407) 775-4731 | Overture Hamlin 5795 Citrus Village Blvd., Winter Garden (407) 573-6014 | Experience carefree, maintenance-free 55+ living at Overture! Our active adult communities offer resort-inspired amenities, modern floor plans, and lively social calendars to... Read More

Special Needs Resource Directory

CENTRAL REGION ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS Digital Arts for Autism 3107 Edgewater Dr.,  Suite  3, Orlando (407) 459-7959 | Digital Arts for Autism is a 501© nonprofit organization that specializes in preparing high functioning PRE/POST High School Students by training them in digital media and animation. PRIVATE SCHOOLS (Special Needs) Center Academy Maitland:... Read More

Health and Wellness Resource Directory

HEALTH & WELLNESS  (CENTRAL)                               DENTAL Christine Nguyen, DDS 1330 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park (407) 629-4077 Dr. Christine Nguyen provides comprehensive general dentistry for adults and children including annual preventive care, oral cancer screening, Invisalign, veneers, six-month smiles, Zoom!... Read More

The Preferred Choice

With a dedicated team of agents and a proven track record of putting clients first, Preferred Real Estate Brokers has become a leader in the field. Preferred Real Estate Brokers is Florida’s premier real estate brokerage, dedicated to providing exceptional services in this dynamic and ever-evolving real estate market. Preferred Real Estate Brokers is ranked a Top 10 brokerage... Read More

Extending Grace

Uniquely-abled students find the support they need to succeed at The First Hope. One of the first lessons we learn in life is that change is inevitable. While consistency is comfortable, change promotes growth. Unfortunately, over the last few years our boundaries of change have been challenged, and we’ve all been asked to take on more than our share. While we’ve all been affected,... Read More

Parenting Guide: Health Care

Local professionals offer tips for parents whose young children fear a trip to the dentist or orthodontist. Spend just a few minutes with any pediatric dentist or orthodontist, and it usually becomes quite clear why they got into the field in the first place. Most come off as cheerful, positive people who genuinely take pride in helping patients, and their gentle approach works... Read More

Parenting Guide: Special Needs

Transitioning to adulthood is a big step for individuals with special needs, but there are local organizations that can help lead them to a secure future. Of the many challenges that parents of special needs children face, one that keeps many mothers and fathers up at night regards their child’s transition into adulthood. While school can provide a safe haven, much-needed services... Read More

Off the Beaten Path

Summer fun in an RV has never been easier with the help of the experts at Giant Recreation World. As summer sets in and folks eagerly anticipate their seasonal getaways for some much-needed R&R, many are opting for a different style of vacation this year and instead of hitting the beach, they are hitting the open road in a RV for a one-of-a-kind experience that the entire family... Read More

Ask the Expert: Fravel Brewer Orthodontics

Why are braces still a great option to straighten teeth? Every time I open my ESPN app, I get a barrage of ads from a company who wants to straighten my teeth with mail-order aligners.  This option has become a popular option for some adults, but it can often lead to disappointment when results do not live up to expectations. Aligner therapy under the supervision of an orthodontist... Read More