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Get Fit Orlando!

Get Fit Orlando!

Sometimes, my personal favorite fitness plan is fitness whole pizza in my mouth. Needless to say, this makes it even more crucial for me to stay active to help my body and mind stay healthy. Jogging around my College Park neighborhood is nice for about two weeks in the fall, and then becomes unbearably hot, and ...

Studio Visit: Lesley Silvia

Studio Visit: Lesley Silvia

Lesley Silvia always seems to have an incredibly ambitious art project in progress in her home studio in Casselberry. The artist moves between multiple mediums in her explorations of identity, perceived hysteria, mental illness, and dysfunction in human connection, creating large-scale plaster sculptures, intimate ...

Carnival of the Animals!

Carnival of the Animals!

Kangaroos, elephants, tortoises, and even a swan! A menagerie of fun and musical activities for your family… Carnival of the Animals, the humorous musical suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, is pretty great in its own right. Each movement is represented by a different animal— hens and roosters, swift ...

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

From petting zoos to local, organic gardens, Orlando’s farming communities have a whole lot to offer. Ei Ei Oh! Before Orlando was famous for theme parks and attractions, it was farmland! Farming is still a big part of many Floridian lifestyles. Sick of life in the city and ready to spend some time with the ...

For the Birds!

For the Birds!

Central Florida is the perfect place to check out many different species of birds in their natural habitats! Here’s a rundown of our top 5 favorite spots to watch and learn about birds! Our beautiful and naturally diverse state is home to many species of birds, including endangered and threatened species such ...

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

A threatened species, Gopher tortoises are super important to Florida’s unique and delicate ecosystems. Learn more about these adorable creatures, and how you can help protect them! Did you know that the Gopher tortoise is the state tortoise of Florida? Despite this highest of honors, these big guys are a ...

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

Ways to Spend the Weekend With Your Family Before Christmas ’Tis the season for the jolliest of frolicking! Grab a jacket and scarf and lace up your boots, and enjoy the holiday cheer in the coming weeks as Christmas approaches. The City Beautiful knows how to ring in the season! Take a quick drive to ...

Santa, Baby!

Santa, Baby!

A Letter to Santa Claus From a Thankful Florida Elf on Letter Writing Day Dearest S. Claus, I hope this letter finds you well on Letter Writing Day! It’s that time of year again, when your portrait is emblazoned on every storefront and merry jingles tinkle out of speakers, greeting us with warmth on chilly ...

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

You Never Know What Might Come Through That Door…

On Pawnbroker’s Day, a Few Free Things to do With Your Kids If you have kids, chances are you’ve attempted to reason, bargain, or otherwise convince them that it’s more fun to do something for free than something you pay for (“the best things in life are free, guys!”) Their requests range from a trip to Shake ...

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Shelter pets deserve a chance at finding a loving family, too. Mutt Day is the perfect day to bring your new best friend home from an Orlando shelter or rescue! Dogs like that are cute and all, but shelter pups will love you just as much, and they really, really, really need your help (unlike that expensive, ...