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Home for the Holidays

Find fresh inspiration and your festive spirit at these local holiday home tours and special events.   Festival of Trees November 16 – 24, 10am – 5pm, daily  Inspiration abounds at the annual Festival of Trees, presented by Council of 101, at the Orlando Museum of Art. Now in its 33rd year, this holiday favorite features sparkling trees, vignettes Read More…

Women Who Inspire: Whitney Melton Laney

Coordinating Bahamas Relief Efforts Women Who Inspire is an AdventHealth for Women Series Days before Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a category 5 storm, Whitney Melton Laney was already coordinating relief efforts. Using her background as a former radio host with a large social media presence, she began to put the call out for Read More…

Pink October!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and initiatives. Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels October 1-31Participating Central Florida Panera Bread locations Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels make their appearance in Central Florida every October, raising awareness and valuable dollars to fight breast cancer. All month long a portion of each bagel sale helps to fund cancer programs at Read More…

Behind-the-Scenes: Fall Fashion Shoot

Twice a year — fall and spring — we go all out to style and photograph the season’s fashions in an accessible way. This includes working with local photographers, vendors, retailers, and “real people” (as we like to call it) as models. First, we come up with the vision or theme, and then select an Read More…

Invite Positive Change with the Feel Whole Challenge

What does it mean to feel whole? For AdventHealth, it means to bring all the parts of you together — your body, your mind and your spirit — and give each the time and attention they deserve. Health in each of these areas affects you as a whole person. Eating right helps you feel happier Read More…

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month is Here!

Foodies rejoice as Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month kicks off its 14th year, August 23 – September 30. It’s your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at more than 120 of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $35 per person. “Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has reached an unprecedented number of restaurants with Read More…

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…