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Over Spring Break, Let Kids Relax and Unwind – and Rediscover a Love of Learning

Guest column discusses five ways for students to relax and unwind over Spring Break, so they come back excited and prepared for the rest of the year.

Black, African American Participation Important in Alzheimer’s AHEAD Study

Black Americans are severely under-represented in Alzheimer’s disease research studies. Be represented. Be present. Be the breakthrough.

Animal Rights Group Protests Foie Gras at Local Grocer Wild Fork

Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere gathered in front of local grocer Wild Fork to protest the sale of foie gras.

Animal Rights Group Commemorates 10-Year Anniversary with Winter Park Protest

Grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) performed another demonstration locally, marking DxE’s 10-year anniversary.

Thanks, Central Florida — Love, Kids in Foster Care

It truly takes a village – and Central Florida shows up time after time when called upon. Thank you.

Helping Neighbors and Spreading Holiday Cheer All Year

If you’ve ever dropped off a box of donations at your local Goodwill, you might have wondered what happens to it after you hand it over. Find out here.

U.S. Postal Service Holiday Ready, Well Prepared to Deliver Fast

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January.

Changing Lives, One Case at a Time

There are about 2,000 child protection caseworkers in Florida who dedicate their careers to helping families and neighbors in need.

Activists March Through Downtown Orlando Demanding Justice for Animals

Activists with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) gathered at Lake Eola Park then led a march through downtown Orlando.

Orlando Animal Rights Group Celebrates Successful Activism Campaigns

DxE Orlando's successful activism campaigns convinced Orlando restaurants to remove foie gras from their menus, and continued to fight for animal rights.

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is the season of unpredictability, but an established emergency response ensures  small business owners a level of control.

3 Things Your Physician Wants You to Know to Help Improve Your Health

As a patient, being your own advocate is important in taking control of your healthcare. Here are 3 things your physician wants you to know.

Roe v. Wade: Abortion Discussions in the Workplace

The issues associated with the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade could certainly have some impact upon employers and their employees.

Achieving Food Security for All Floridians Requires a Year-Round Commitment

School's out, many school-aged Central Florida students will face a summer plagued with hunger (Op-Ed on Combating Food Insecurity Crisis)

It’s Okay Not to Feel Okay: Kids and Mental Health

Helping any loved one manage mental health issues can be a heavy responsibility, but it’s not one you need to carry alone.

Eating Better (on a Budget)

With inflation impacting many household budgets, healthy menu planning can feel extremely daunting these days. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Unique Art Program Sparks New Memories

The Orlando Museum of Art hosted its monthly Art’s the Spark program on March 12th, exploring themes of monsters and heroes in its newest exhibits.

Now Is Our Chance to Invest in Florida’s Future

The Florida Coalition for Children would like to see Florida's nearly $4 billion surplus invested in families – and Embrace Families agrees.

Time to L.E.A.P.

Let us take the L.E.A.P. together at the start of our NEW BEGINNING and no matter what, not look back but only to measure how far we have come.   

As an Ally, As a Leader: The Modern Civil Rights Legacy

In the Allies program, young people who are passionate about creating change can hone their skills while working on high-impact projects.

The Win-Win: Why Investing In Workforce Development Is Worth It

It’s an age-old question: How can we bridge the gap between people who want to work and employers that want to recruit them?

Remembering Doug Head, Orlando Political Icon

Doug Head is nothing less than a titan in Orlando and Florida politics. But there was so much more to Doug.

A Labor of Love: The Unseen Struggle of Grandparent Caregivers

According to data from the Census Bureau, approximately 30,000 children in Central Florida live with caregivers or relatives other than their parents.

Thinking Outside the Box to Solve School Hunger

There may be a long road ahead when it comes to solving school hunger, but it starts by making food access fun, approachable and open to everyone.

Inflation: Ways to ‘Deflate’ Your Budget

For most people, “inflation” is a scary word. While we wait to see what happens next, you still have options to protect your finances from inflation:

SBA Beyond PPP: Help for Orlando Small Businesses into 2022

The SBA supports small business owners through SBA 7(a) loans, whose terms are attractive to growing businesses intent on preserving operating capital.

If We Want Lower Utility Bills, State Leaders Need to Fix Outdated Energy Policies

Modernized energy policies can benefit Orlando and residents have the opportunity to weigh in to make sure they benefit everyone.

Letter to Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy

Letter to Rep. Stephanie Murphy: "I am asking you to do everything in your power to make sure that every Floridian has access to the care they need."

From Closet to Checkout: Goodwill Can Change Lives

If you’ve ever dropped off a box of donations at your local Goodwill, you might have wondered what happens to it after you hand it over.

Orlando Resident Reflects on his Father’s Actions on 9/11

Tim Miller's father had always been his role model and following the attacks of 9/11, became a hero to him and to the thousands affected by 9/11.