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Winter Garden Historic District: Love at First Sight

By Kate Slentz Established in 1903, the town of Winter Garden originally attracted citrus and vegetable farmers due to its locale on Lake Apopka. Eventually its business district grew between the two railroad lines that run through the city. Today, Winter Garden’s Historic District serves as a successful example of historic preservation. Now located along Read More…

Orange Appeal Dining OAwards

You love them… now award them! Vote for your favorite restaurants, bars and eating establishments in the below categories for our inaugural Orange Appeal Dining OAwards. Winners will be featured in the September/October issue. Voting ends July 17. Sensational ServiceCoolest AtmosphereDelectable DishDecadent DessertHappening Happy HourLive EntertainmentRaising the BarExquisite Wine ListRomantic Date NightCelebration SpotBest Kept SecretClassic Read More…

Call for Entries: Back-to-Class Makeover

Calling All Dedicated Orange & Seminole County Female Educators: Enter Orange Appeal’s 9th Annual Teacher Back-to- Class Makeover Contest!  Are YOU a hardworking educator in need of pampering? Or do you know one? One lucky teacher will win a 3-day prize package! The winner meets with branding and image consultant Lisa Maile of Lisa Maile Read More…

Four Preventive Screenings Women Should Never Skip

by AdventHealth for Women’s Health Navigator Doreen Forsythe, BSN, RN s The Well-Woman Examination The well-woman examination is a yearly checkup performed by either your primary care physician or by your OB/GYN. This annual screening is a great time to catch up with your care provider to review your medical and family history and share Read More…

Resorting in St. Augustine

By Christi Ashby When I was recently invited to experience a newly opened resort on St. Augustine Beach, I could already smell the salt air and feel the ocean breeze. But I was more than surprised when I received some images, especially of the expansive pool deck and contemporary décor, because this property is an Read More…

Make A Splash this Summer

Summer is coming and lots of locals flock to area resorts to enjoy all the amenities they have to offer without having to travel too far. Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre resort that encompasses the Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, introduced a first-of-its-kind, family-fun interactive water feature on property – AquaCourse 360. This water-soaked obstacle Read More…

Endometriosis: Let’s Talk About It

While one in every 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44 experience endometriosis, most don’t realize that severe pain during their periods isn’t normal. For many women, the path to finding effective relief is met with great challenges. “But, there is hope,” notes Steven McCarus, MD, a nationally renowned gynecological surgeon at AdventHealth Read More…

Sunscreen – What You Need To Know

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with more than 3 million new cases being diagnosed each year. Most skin cancers are non-melanoma, and treatable if detected early. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, accounts for only 1% of all skin cancers, but it is responsible for Read More…

Health Focus: Well-Woman Exam

2 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Your Well-Woman Exam Sometimes life gets in the way of minor things such as remembering to call someone, getting an oil change or picking up your dry cleaning. But when it comes to your health – nothing should be seen as a “minor thing.” It’s important to schedule and Read More…

Rites of Spring

Celebrate spring with some amazing art and floral festivals! Winter Park Art Festival Be a part of the 60th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival’s annual celebration of the arts, held March 15 – 17 along Winter park’s historic and charming Park Avenue and in Central Park. With more than 300,00 visitors and 225 top-rated Read More…