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

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

Illustration: Lake Louisa

| By Gabi Zuniga | The simple serenity of Lake Louisa Park inspired my digital illustration of the landscape. As delighted as I was to spot lily pads, I was even more delighted to see the way they dotted the lake like an abstract pattern on the rippled reflection of the sky. Gabi Zuniga is an illustrator and designer whose work focuses on food and landscapes. … Continue reading Illustration: Lake Louisa

Pumpkin Consumption 101

How to healthfully enjoy everyone’s favorite fall flavor | By  Jamie Rametta| September stirs Fall excitement. And Fall equals pumpkin paradise! We load up on pumpkins for decoration, pumpkin pie, pumpkin frappuccinos and pumpkin spice scents. As for this foodie dietitian? My pumpkin excitement centers around all the vitamin A, fiber and taste this fall vegetable can deliver. In only 3 tablespoons of this orange … Continue reading Pumpkin Consumption 101

Champion Spotlight: Olympic Gold Medalist ‘VCB’

The Clermont resident just released an inspirational book | By Kathryn Deen | There once was a girl who could outrun all the boys in her town. Now, Veronica Campbell Brown, 36, can outrun almost anyone in the world. You may have heard of “VCB.” The three-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field happens to be a proud Clermont resident. Veronica’s claims to fame … Continue reading Champion Spotlight: Olympic Gold Medalist ‘VCB’

Get to Know Your Clermont Downtown Partnership

| By Larry Oskin | You’ve likely heard of the Clermont Downtown Partnership (CDP). But you probably don’t know all the opportunities it has to offer. Here’s a closer look at a key organization in Clermont and how you can enjoy its perks. Overview The CDP is a 501-C6 not-for-profit association of small professional business owners and entrepreneurs in and around the downtown area dedicated … Continue reading Get to Know Your Clermont Downtown Partnership

Boston 2018: Her Grueling Journey to the Finish

Sleet wouldn’t stop her. Heather Schulz recounts her 10th Boston + 34th marathon. | By Heather Schulz | Just keep going, get to the finish, please body don’t fail me! Boston marathon is one of my all time favorites marathons! The spirit of the city, the amazing spectators, the challenging yet awesome course! I didn’t always feel that way! I ran my first Boston in … Continue reading Boston 2018: Her Grueling Journey to the Finish