Humor Column: Telecommuting

| By Rod Thorell | Do you think that maybe remote working is for you? Uncle Rod is here to tell you everything you need to know that you won’t get from that article your friend sent you from Forbes that he saw on Linkedin that was mentioned in a TEDx talk. I do happen to work in my pajamas. Every telecommuting article will talk … Continue reading Humor Column: Telecommuting

5 Tips to Get the Best Pet Photos

| By  Madisen Garcia | We’ve all been there — you want to get some good shots of your pet, so you break out your camera and start shooting. The only problem is that it just won’t sit still! Every squirrel, lizard, leaf, ant and even its own tale distracts it. Whatever photos you do get are blurry, too dark or just don’t look the … Continue reading 5 Tips to Get the Best Pet Photos

The Secret to a Green Thumb: Gardening Made Easy

| By Sascha Mills | Do you have a green thumb? I was raised in a family of “brown thumbs,” meaning they could not keep a plant alive. Nevertheless, my daughter got the urge to grow a garden last spring, and boy did I have a lot to learn about this gardening stuff! Did you know there are ants in Florida? Like a lot of … Continue reading The Secret to a Green Thumb: Gardening Made Easy

Dreamplex Reaches for the Stars

The special needs rec center announced its plans to expand at its recent gala. | Story by Sascha Mills | Photos by Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen | Central Florida Dreamplex is so much more than a recreation and fitness center. It’s a beautiful mission field that brings wellness, community and athletics to those with special needs. Or, as they describe it, “Ordinary sports for … Continue reading Dreamplex Reaches for the Stars

Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

| By Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen | Did you know that the month of September takes the cake for the most birthdays of the year? Pretty impressive! In fact, Sept. 9 is the most common birth date in our country. (You can check how common your birthday is here.) That means a whole lot of birthday parties are happening this month! We polled our … Continue reading Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

Bacchus Vino Etcetera: A Wine Lover’s Delight

Celebrating wines from around the world in Downtown Clermont | By Larry Oskin | Once upon a time, Clermont did not have a wine shop. What began as a simple concept in May 2004 developed into Bacchus Vino Etcetera, a cozy, popular store in Downtown Clermont. (You’ll find it at 692 W. Montrose St., next to the Clermont City Center.) Bacchus, named after the Roman God … Continue reading Bacchus Vino Etcetera: A Wine Lover’s Delight

A Purr-fect Rescue Fairy ‘Tail’

| By Lisa Graham | This is a story about love and acceptance, fur and photography. Let’s start from the beginning. I was mesmerized by a pair of baby blue eyes. Late one Sunday evening in 2014 , I saw a posting on Pet Finder for a sweet-faced Siamese/Hemingway mix named Cleo who was longing to find her forever home. Cleo was so beautiful, I was … Continue reading A Purr-fect Rescue Fairy ‘Tail’